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Antoine Don – Good Morning: Ambiently Smooth Downtempo House

LA-based artist, producer and engineer Antoine Don has recently released their latest offering of ambiently smooth downtempo instrumental House with the short and sweet mix “Good Morning”.

The hazy soundscape perfectly captures the lucidity experienced through snapping back into focus in the morning. It would be a fairly trippy way to start the day, but if those are the vibes you go for, Good Morning comes highly recommended for your morning playlists.

Antoine Don has made plenty of waves in LA working as an artist and mix engineer for DubRoom Studios. With their tendency to blend a myriad of styles together to creating resonantly lush tracks, it comes as no great surprise.

You can check out Antoine Don’s latest single Good Morning for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ples Jones feat Coranny – Bleu Light: Cinematically Ambient Electronica

“Bleu Light” is the lucidly captivating latest single from up and coming Ambient EDM artist and producer Ples Jones. For this track, they borrowed the deft vocal cords of female vocalist Coranny. Coranny’s vocals brought a powerfully soulful dynamic to the otherwise slightly alien mix which was doused in layers of sonically lush reverb.

It is only when the track fades out you realise just how truly hypnotically immersive the single was. Ambient electronica doesn’t get much more cinematically accordant than this. While there are plenty of EDM artists putting mixes out there, tracks as rhythmically arrestive and cathartic as Bleu Light are still incredibly few and far between.

You can check out Bleu Light for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Pop Artist Iris Goes Viral with Her Single “Dangerous”

Breaking Pop artist Iris’ hit single “Dangerous” from her upcoming debut album went viral shortly after the release on July 15th, 2019. With four and a half million streams on YouTube alone, I don’t even need to tell you that this up and coming Pop artist has plenty of contemporary appeal.

It’s serene, it’s soulful, and as soon as you hook into the soft and deftly reflective melody, you’ll soon start to get an idea why so many people are hitting replay on the mesmerizingly delicate soundscape.

While there’s a perceptible amount of melancholy weaved into Dangerous, the single still resonates as an uplifting and empowering mix. You’ll just need to prepare for your heartstrings to get yanked a little by the deeply moving single.

You can check out the official music video to Iris’ latest single Dangerous for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

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Grover Stewart – I’ve Grown: Soulfully Lucid Deep House

If you’re looking for cathartically enamouring music which offers plenty of soul, the last place you’d think to look is the Deep House genre. But Grover Stewart’s debut track “I’ve Grown” which was made in collaboration with Andrew Stephen is a captivating soundscape of nostalgically-inclined groove bedded into a danceable modern mix.

It’s fairly perceptible through listening to the smooth jazzy single that Grover Stewart has been sitting on their talent for far too long. Their ability to orchestrate music which appeals to your rhythmic pulses at the same time as offering authentically sincere resonant expression definitely isn’t something which you hear every day.

It’s going to be incredibly exciting to see how Grover Stewart follows on from I’ve Grown.

You can check out Grover Stewarts soulfully lucid Deep House mix for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Halo Thomas – Lazy Days: Hazy Hip Hop

If you’re looking for a soundtrack to your vibe-out sessions, look no further than the latest single “Lazy Days” from up and coming Hip Hop artist Halo Thomas.

The jazzy ambient trap mix offers plenty of rhythmic catharsis while Halo Thomas’ rap bars run like relatable spoken-word poetry. Thanks to the smooth concordance of the production on Lazy Days, it’s all too easy to slip into the soundscape and hook into the melody of the downtempo slow jam.

There’s plenty of music out there for introverts and people looking to bleed euphoria from Hip Hop, so it’s refreshing to hear an artist putting out beats for insomniacs and introverts. This introverted insomniac is exceptionally grateful for Halo Thomas’ contributions to the airwaves.

You can check out Halo Thomas’ latest single which dropped on August 1st for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The ÆTHER releases their comfortingly resonant single “Alone”

“Alone” is just one of the singles which you’ll find on the third album from UK Alt Indie artist The ÆTHER “ÆTHERVILLE”.

The standout single serves the poignant purpose of reminding the listener that no matter how much shame surrounds the concepts of loneliness, it’s very much part of our modern existence.

The tentatively ambient single is about as pensive as Indie gets. It switches between verses where you could hear a pin drop to high-octane swells of Indie; affirming that your rhythmic pulses are well and truly at the command of The ÆTHER. And from sweet harmonic stretches to baritone hums of expressive languor, the vocals prove to be just as dynamic as the instrumentals.

There’s something so essential about songs such as Alone right now. It provides a cathartic escape from the gripping melancholy which seems to be slowly consuming our society. It seems ironic to find comfort in such a morose single, but the way the momentum ebbs and flows is reminiscent of the fluctuations in your own frustrative apathy. In short, it allows you to dare to believe that you’re not alone in your own isolation.

You can check out the official video to Alone for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

You can also stream, download, and grab a physical release of  The ÆTHER’s album via Bandcamp

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Gaisma – Trusting the Light: Alt Ambient Electronica Playlist Essential

Whatever your musical inclinations are, up and coming Indie Electronica artist Gaisma’s single “Trusting the Light” is guaranteed to leave you transfixed.

I’ve heard a fair amount of progressive music as of late, but no soundscape can quite compare to Trusting the Light. The 3-minute orchestration kicks off with darkly explorative neo-classical synthy tones laced with ominous effect. And only when you are mid-way through Trusting the Light does the sense of rhythm grip you. I’d got complacent in my assumption that the single was purely instrumental – the instrumental arrangement never allowed you to dare to believe that there was something missing. But Gaisma’s strikingly stunning vocals kick in towards the end, and they felt like the light at the end of the aural tunnel.

You can check out Trusting the Light along with the rest of Gaisma’s album Empathy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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RØSE- REFLECTIØN: Lucidly Lovelorn R&B Soul

RØSE

“REFLECTIØN” is the aptly named latest single from up and coming R&B Soul artist RØSE. If you’re looking for transiently lucid, contemporarily captivating feats of downtempo R&B, look no further.

While there may be plenty of lovelorn R&B singles on the airwaves already, there are very few which can contend with the pensive emotivity of RØSE’s latest single. The softly-versed lyrics serve as a stark reminder that music and poetry aren’t all too different from one another, and RØSE left plenty of reverb-laden space between the lyrics to let the melancholy resonate.

REFLECTIØN is a truly stunning single, and it’s going to be incredibly exciting to hear what the artist puts out next.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out the mesmeric single from RØSE, in the meantime, you can head on over to Facebook and keep up to date with the latest news on the upcoming release.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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R3ALAX has dropped their most ambiently nostalgic track yet “#yachts”

Orlando-based R&B & Soul artist R3ALAX has recently dropped their most ambiently cathartic single yet. “#yachts” is a track which isn’t all too shy about spilling plenty of catharsis as the downtempo progressions lead you through a warm and textured mix.

While we could definitely appreciate the melodious ambience in #yachts, it was easy to feel that the soundscape was slightly lacking in immersivity. Spilling in more reverb for an ethereal effect and making sure the vocal harmonies sit tightly with the instrumental melodies would take R3ALAX’s sound to the next level. That being said, #yachts is still a well-produced single which wouldn’t be out of place on your vibe-out playlists.

You can check out R3ALAX’s latest single #yachts for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Pop Artist ALETULLE Has Released Their Latest EP “MI CRUZ”

Any fans of PJ Harvey and Lydia Lunch are sure to appreciate what up and coming London-based Alt Pop artist ALETULLE has orchestrated with their latest EP “MI CRUZ”.

The standout single on the EP “BOCA DENTATA” channels Art Wave mesmerism into the moody captivating soundscape which comes complete with orchestral layers, EDM Hip Hop beats, and sultrily piercing vocals.

As if that wasn’t enough the lyricism found in all of the tracks on the EP flow like metaphysical spoken word poetry. ALETULLE’s pioneering ingenuity and refusal to make her soundscapes archetypally ingestible is just one of the reasons why you should be placing this artist on your radar. Amongst a myriad of others is her arrestive, raw, and undiluted attitude which is present in all of the singles on the EP.

You can check out ALETULLE’s EP which is due for release on September 10th for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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