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It’s four to the floor in Audio Jacked’s club hit, Love What You See

After his defiantly electric debut, Won’t Be Locked Down, which aired in early 2022, the UK-based songwriter and producer Audio Jacked (Daniel Puddick) is keeping the euphoria flowing. His latest EDM Pop hit, Love What You See, is a throwback to the era that saw him running club nights across the UK, but modernism didn’t go a miss in the clearly contemporary production that throws a few nods to the likes of Stardust and CeCe Peniston, but you’ll find no dust in this high-fire club hit.

One hit of the pulsating bass and we were right back on a 90s dancefloor, drinking in the lusty grooves and getting high on the salaciously powerful melodies that fizz with the kind of passion that can only transpire on those hedonistic nights enabled by rhythmically gifted producers such as Audio Jacked.

Love What You See officially dropped on October 14th. Check it out on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dirty Modal Souls went in search of adequate vernacular in their Brit-Grunge anthem, What’s the Word?

In their first release of 2022, the Brit-Grunge trio, Dirty Modal Souls, catapulted us right back to the alt-90s. Lyrically, What’s the Word? is a snarlingly electric hook-constructed continuation of Cameo’s Word Up. Instrumentally, it’s a transatlantic riot of rugged basslines, cataclysmic breaks and guitars which express as much chagrin as the rancorous guitars.

If Faith No More hailed from this side of the pond, their earlier work would carry ample reminiscence to What’s the Word, which doesn’t lose the quintessentially British style of lament. That riled energy rubs up against the Seattle sound to create universal appeal.

What’s the Word is now available to stream on Spotify and purchase on Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Wanna Trade Places: Rachel Black is feeling herself on Pressure

Taken off her 5-track EP from 2021 called See What Had Happened Was, Rachel Black is in no mood to mess around on her absolute anthem for those who need a push in the right direction on Pressure.

Rachel Black is an Oklahoma City-based, Texas-born indie RnB artist who is still in love with that classic 90s sound that is rather timeless.

Her musical influences come from her family, who are talented in their own right, but also from listening to all types of music growing up.” ~ Rachel Black

Urging herself to keep up the hard working mentality despite those who are plotting her downfall, Rachel Black knows that many wish that they could be her right now. Sung with a potent expertise, she flourishes rather radiantly and with much precision.

Pressure from Texas-born indie RnB artist Rachel Black is a sizzling song about showing those haters that she is on a mission to the top no matter what. Displaying her understandably sassy ways with a clear vocal experience that will have you turning this up to max, we are thrown into a rather entertaining effort. Urging herself to deal with the pressure no matter what is the mission, on a beat that will help inspire us all when we feel like giving up.

When you feel you can win, you probably will.

Listen up to this fine new single on YouTube and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Holding Your Hand: Virginia-based country artist Noel Williams sends us incredible debut track ‘Never Letting Go’

As she gently closes her eyes and recollects when they were apart for a while and she didn’t like the feeling at all, Noel Williams knows that she is in such a happier place now and is ‘Never Letting Go’.

Noel Williams is a small town Amherst County, Virginia-based indie country artist who was formally in the Army and performs with a respectful nod to the ’90s.

She is a country artist through and through and been singing since she could speak-singing in churches and with various musical groups throughout her life.” ~ Noel Williams

With such a transfixing vocal ability that has you feeling so nostalgic as you remember holding hands with someone who makes your whole body glow with joy, Noel Williams is quite tremendously exquisite on her highly memorable debut single. As the air of contentment takes over rather quickly as she found her true love again, you feel that Noel will make use of this second chance to be with someone who was there the whole time.

Never Letting Go‘ from the Amherst County, Virginia-based indie country solo singer-songwriter Noel Williams, is one of those sweetly-made singles that you can’t help but turn all the way up to full volume. You sense that she is making up for a lost time in her music career but is in no rush – as she is self-aware enough to realize – that to be truly happy you need to be living in the moment, not the past.

Life is all about letting things flow anyway, as everything happens for a reason.

Listen to this truly special song on Spotify and see her socials on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Inside My Mind: Unwanted Guest flushes out the unwelcome ‘Unwanted Guest’ on debut project

After deciding to get that rainy day music to the awaiting world as his band took an enforced break due to the horrific pandemic of 2020/2021, Unwanted Guest drops a new song that means so much for a man who has always wanted to release his own music as he shows his likable passion on ‘Unwanted Guest‘.

Unwanted Guest is a Dave Fox-created 90’s influenced indie Rock/Metal/ Grunge project. Dave is known throughout the UK for his work as the highly regarded guitarist for well-respected Barnsley Rock band Seventh Son.

UK’s leading mental health charity MIND has been carefully chosen by Dave and his loving wife to receive any sales from this record, as this vitally important organization helped them both during some dark times. With a kind gesture like this, we find an inspired artist who sounds so fresh and extra motivated to help a team who means so much to him peronally.

This is a well-performed track all about getting rid of that sketchy shadow which feels like is angrily clawing away at your mind, when you just want to succeed and be happy in life. Sung with a forceful but never overbearing style, there are so many ravashing riffs to enjoy on this sizzling effort from a truly talented artist.

Unwanted Guest‘ from the Barnsley indie Rock/Metal/Grunge solo artist Dave Fox aka Unwanted Guest, shudders the speakers and shakes off this pesky voice which is doing nothing to help you in life. The claws are out like a wild cat but the motivation to dust this away from your fragile skin is there – as we are brought into a mind that is strong – and ready for anything.

This is the type of track to put on loud when you are feeling that you need to break away from what is holding you back, as you take a deep breath and remember that your mental health is so vitally important to long-term happiness. A vital message indeed, which needs to be heard far and wide.

Hear this electrifying new single on Spotify and see more news via the FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Here To Help: London’s Ze-LuJ reaches his hand out like a true leader as he is a real ‘Friend in Need’

With a calming energy that is so effortless and one of the most peaceful songs you will ever hear, Ze-LuJ shows us what is needed in this often-selfish world that needs way more kindness on ‘Friend in Need‘.

Ze-LuJ is an indie 80’s and 90’s rhythm and blues musician based in London, England, who performs as a hobby. He makes that smoothly filtered type of vibe that has you feeling really calm and relaxed after a tough day at work or school.

His vocals are so smoothly delivered and with a style that is so rare these days. The video is simple and made to show you that he isn’t about the flash or the cash, as he just wants to make music that will truly help others get through their day.

Friend in Need‘ from the London-based indie blues artist Ze-LuJ, shows us a fresh video that is all about doing what you can to be there for your old and new friends, who might need you to survive. With a mellow electronic beat that is combined with his original bluesy vibrations, this is a track to put on when you are feeling rather low and need someone to be there for you while you recover.

Staying positive and keeping an open mind, is the only way to stay happy in these challenging times.

Stream this new video on YouTube and see more his Twitter music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

We Have No Choice: California alt-rockers Left Of The Slash wish they could curl up in blissful ignorance from this crazy world with ‘Hayne’

After dropping ‘Never Let Go‘ recently, Left Of The Slash return with a 90’s fused rock track that is all about how carefree animals are despite the ups and downs of the world that we can all feel named ‘Hayne‘.

Left Of The Slash is an edgy and exciting alt-rock band based in Los Angeles, California. They have a riveting sound that smashes through your mindset, as they take us for a driving journey that swerves with a skid of freshness, that splashes a waterfall of healing goodness into our tired souls.

This is a top track that has you hooked like an intrigued fan, your sense feel their intensity and this is real underground gem of a song. The powerful vocals makes you think back to the classic days, when this genre was at its absolute peak of powers. They rampage into your consciousness with a soundscape that is at its impressive best, with so much enticing riffs to shower yourself into.

Hayne‘ from the enticing Los Angeles, California-based alt-rock act Left Of The Slash, is a new track that is all about how animals don’t have a clue what is going on. From the financial crisis of 2007-8, to current times with this devastating pandemic, pets have no idea on the impact and this makes that a real striking moment as ignorance can be so blissful. If only humans could be immune to this too, the world would be a much better and less stressful place to live after all.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Exciting Journey: Texas synthwave artist Mini Turbo drives quickly through the ‘Roads Unknown’

https://miniturbo.bandcamp.com/track/roads-unknown

As he boosts the speed forward with his fashionable shades on tight and his long hair blowing into the wind, Mini Turbo swerves excitedly toward the ‘Roads Unknown’, on his latest full-paced single that will have you thinking about the good days.

Mini Turbo is a talented Austin, Texas-based instrumental artist who loves to craftily mesh the sounds of progressive, funk and synthwave together like a professional chef in his prime, to cook up a sizzling experience like no other.

”If you fused Daft Punk with the soundtracks of video games made in the late 80’s and early 90’s you would get pretty close to the sound of Mini Turbo.” – Mini Turbo

This is that classic sound, the story blows in hot through the road to finding your way in this balmy world. The journey is full of holes in the ground, many detours and traffic jams – but through it all – you may find a certain peace with that feeling that you know you can’t see what is beyond the next corner, as that excites and fascinates you at the same time.

Roads Unknown’ from the creative synthwave artist Austin, Texas Mini Turbo, shows us that you can explore and melodically fuse whatever you can into one melting pot of deliciously lip-licking music. This brings you to a time that was before email and cellphones – as it flows to peacefully sooth you into your awaiting palate – to nibble on hungrily.

Stream this new single on Bandcamp and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dr. Veers releases latest EP Who Owns The Moon?

Dr. Veers the five-piece band based in Glasgow has dropped their latest four-track collection ‘Who Owns The Moon?’

Infusing that 90s Alternative Rock sound throughout, sharing similarities to the likes of Nirvana and Sonic Youth, Dr. Veers bring their own unique twist to the ever-growing sound of the Rock scene, giving it their more modernized sound.

Having that rather Rock style but also combining that with Pop filled choruses that are extremely catchy, chaotic riffs and of course the rather strange lyrics. Their high energy beats out of their music, as they incorporate their manic and energizing sound through each track on the anthology.

Having that rather gruff vocal tone in each piece, they sure know how to create a collection that will show just how good Rock and Pop can sound together.

Check out Dr. Veer’s latest EP Who Owns The moon? by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

George Beck – 90s/High: Nostalgic 90s Vocal Techno/House

George Beck dropped a music video for his song “90s/High” earlier this year. The title track couldn’t have been more self-explanatory: The nostalgia for the 90s rave dance scene kicks in vividly.

And the dance scene isn’t the only item that George Beck sings about in this old-school acid house/techno anthem. He is reciting his lyrics in an Underworld-style delivery, recollecting all the good stuff from the nineties, the clubbing and this song maker’s carefree youth and dominance of free will – representing a whole generation of people for that matter. Realizing that this is a contemporary recording is quite odd; the same goes for the VHS-imagery music video.

Naturally, this is a creation which shall generously give joy to people that dearly treasure these images, this mood, this lifestyle, even though this spiritual wealth might have been transformed to nothing more than a block of memories. Kudos to George Beck for blessing us with some precious name-dropping; everyone who was there/familiar with it all, will acknowledge and instinctively smile, for the rest there’s Wikipedia.

Thank you George Beck. This is “90s/High”, get nostalgic here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis