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I Ignored Them: Montreal-based Acid-RnB artist Argota needed much more from his ex on the reflective new track ‘Miami’

As he tries to remember where he left his mind on the Greyhound on the way back from a former lover, Argota drops a really special track that will scintillate your mind on ‘Miami‘.

Daniel Argota aka Argota, is an underground Miami, Florida-raised, Montreal, Canada-based acid-folk/RnB artist and 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist, plus a self-taught music producer and songwriter.

We are swept into this excellent story like a broom that is leading you into the right direction – from an artist who sings with much skill and an introspective style – that is such a first-rate listen that takes you to a place you forgot from your past. The memory of the person you left behind is still so vivid and you wonder if they actualy took some of your soul – as you take some time to find yourself again – due to ignoring all the warning signs before.

Miami‘ from the tremendously exciting Miami, Florida-born and raised indie acid-folk/RnB artist and multi-instrumentalist Argota, is a trancendant track all about find your very important mind through meditation after a traumatic experience. Sung with such a terrific flavour that has you licking your lips like you have just eaten a tasty ice-cream, this is a thoughtful effort up there with the best of 2021. There is something different here, which is definately special, as this will take a few spins to truly appreciate.

Check out this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

PowerStateFailure – The Selector: A Hauntingly Fitting Acid House Tribute to Andrew Weatherall

Just one minute into PowerStateFailure’s latest single “The Selector (A Tribute to Andrew Weatherall)”, tears affirmed just how fitting the ode was.

For those unaware, Andrew Weatherall was a British artist, DJ, producer and a pivotal part of the Acid House movement in the 80s. His tragic passing in February 2020 made us all too aware of how much he contributed to the music industry. His deft touch was put upon cult classics by artists such as Happy Mondays, New Order, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine.

After hearing PowerStateFailure’s tribute, I’m fairly sure Acid House Electronica has never come with such a pensively arresting feel. The Selector perfectly captures the industrious grassroots energy which surrounded the take-off of the Acid House era. It’s a nostalgia trip of how much life Acid House brought to the bleak Thatcher years. Yet, the single sits perfectly on contemporary airwaves and playlists.

With the haunting atmospheric tones, this reflective tribute will leave a lingering resonance long after the 6-minute track has faded to a close.

You can check out PowerStateFailure’s track for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast