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I Learned To Speak With My Body: AlexanderX flies away into the beauty away from the storm on ‘Give Me Life’

Blessing us with a wonderfully euphoric chorus which might remind you of Kygo or Calvin Harris, AlexanderX strides in purposefully to elevate our soaring mindsets with a really enthralling journey up above called ‘Give Me Life‘.

AlexanderX is a classically trained pianist and dancer and EDM/pop artist. He is a multi-skilled musician who creates that atmospheric type of track, that will have you thinking a bit deeper than you do normally.

A stream of consciousness daydream about feeling the beauty of the world.” ~ AlexanderX

This is the type of transfixing song which takes you to a better place away from the madness down below, as his strong vocals hold you close and doesn’t let you go. With a sizzling beat and honest lyrics – you feel the enlightening energy transport you up above and to an air of crystal clear pureness – which the soul desperately needs.

Give Me Life‘ from the talented EDM/pop artist AlexanderX, is a show of flight-filled exuberance all about getting away from this fake rich world, and going to where the genuine hearts are. With so much pollution around us in saddening abundance, we are transported to a world away from this current divided one. Consisting of a rapturous sound and a powerful soundscape, this is a tremendous listen which takes you to where the freedom-finding birds are.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more news via his IG music account.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Min The Universe and Mina Grace want to show us ‘A Million Fireflies’

Thrumming, pulsing, rising and rolling electronic bass over electronic beats and rushing chords, all topped off with Nina Grace’s powerful vocal – that’s ‘A Million Fireflies’ by New York’s Min The Universe.

A true ‘citizen of the world’ Min (or should that be Mr. Universe?) has travelled from Shanghai to Liverpool to Boston to Atlanta, spending his formative years as a lead guitarist and keyboardist, rocking out in progressive metal bands before finding his love of electronic dance music in his early 20’s. There’s a mix of Calvin Harris and Deadmau5, Avicii and Eric Prydz, a trancy, progressive house style backbeat and swelling keyboard parts, Grace’s vocal carrying the track in between the ebb and flow of electronic verse and chorus.

It’s a top dance track, clubby and uptempo with some quality guest vocal work from Nina Grace.

You can listen to ‘A Million Fireflies’ on Spotify; Follow Min The Universe on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

Jack Millat – Set Up: A smash bumpy ride to forever?

Fortunately, some of us have lived long enough to be able to recognize dope trance/ EDM music when we come across one. Lately, we’ve all seen and witnessed the day-to-day transfiguration of EDM since the real big players like; David Guetta, Diplo, Skrillex, Martin Grix, Swedish House Mafia, Avicci, Calvin Harris, Afrojack and host of others added a little glimpse of colour to the eccentric genre of electronic music in its entirety.

Well, apparently Jack Millat is one of the fresh-faced new artists in EDM genre, and his new song “Set Up” is his own official sigil he used in laying his first success roadmap to the long journey ahead in his musical career.

This feel-so-good song starts by fading into soft harmonies of the instrumentalist, the percussion added in the music serves as a catalyst that picked up the loud pace which the song is pitched.

And remarkably, the vocals chops further helped to ace the crescendo into a delightful load of full synths and vibe. The rhythm slows back down not for a second.

There’s no stability of calm to be found in this song, the only stable element in this song is the surge of music avalanche that splashes over its listeners every second of the song’s playtime. There’s really never a dull moment in the song, it’s all a smooth groove of nice electronic dance vibe all along. This is a perfect party hit for all kinds of gathering as well.

-Lilian-Debrah.

The New Society – Feeling Ways: Rise & Grind

It seems a shame to judge The New Society based on the merits of their latest tack Feeling Ways. Musically the arrangement is solid in this Pop, Rap Hip Hop track that’s fuelled with an infectiously smooth flow and brought to life through it’s funk baselines, the rhythmic vocal ability being the ultimate cherry on the cake, yet I can’t help but feel that songs about grandiosity have been done to death. The disappointment in this track hit me like a brick when It came to the chorus as I waited for a hint of lyrical originality.

The Texan based duo that forms The New Society uses their inspirations from Calvin Harris and Drake for their tracks, but what use is that inspiration if you’re just going to churn out tracks about superficiality?

I would love to hear a track from this band that are singing REAL emotion and feeling that you can get behind and immerse yourself in the track rather than indulging them in their delusions of gangster grandeur.

If that’s exactly the type of music you go for check out Feeling Ways via Soundcloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/thenewsociety/feeling-ways

Aurora Vice release new age pop track ‘Drowning’

Aurora Vice are nothing less than a redefinition of pop for a new age. Drowning contains all the hallmarks of the classic pop track, clever dynamics, infectious chorus, pace and accessibility, but it also channels so much more. Somewhere between the slick production and the deft song crafting there is room for drama and atmosphere, an air of melancholy and the snap of clever instrumentation and even cleverer sonic choices.

They may flippantly describe themselves as “two kids running about with noise makers” but that wonderful self-deprecation actually masks a duo who make expert and ecstatic gothic-pop, who are both torch bearers for a more eloquent musical past and leading the charge to a more elegant future.

A&R Factory Present: CHIMES

‘Wolves’ is an infectious, feel-good dance track with looping synths and bellowing vocals.

It follows on from ‘Pieces’, which has received hundreds of thousands of streams, as well as support from Mr Suicide Sheep, having surpassed over a million plays on Mr Suicide Sheep’s YouTube channel alone.

CHIMES is the collaboration between London based duo, pop producer Jamie Draper and multi-genre songwriter/vocalist, Paul Aiden.

With Draper’s love of dance and pop, and Aiden’s experience working within the genres of EDM, folk, rock, R&B and pop, CHIMES is perhaps an unsurprising match, but their creative chemistry and shared love of constructing credible, commercial songs with international appeal is what makes them so unique.

The duo formed in 2014, following speculative songwriting sessions. Since then, Draper and Aiden have been busy applying the skills acquired from working with global artists (Draper has written singles for Cheryl, Låpsley, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora and Little Mix, and Aiden has appeared as a featured artist on top releases worldwide) into making the kind of songs that they are both passionate about.

As Draper explains, “there was space for something new, fresh and powerful to make a mark”, but it’s not just about creation of music for CHIMES; it’s also about the performance.

Live, CHIMES put on an energetic show, creating a special experience that involves maximum audience participation. Their last gig was a sold out headline show at The Old Blue Last in London, and they expect to make an even bigger splash this year, proving that CHIMES are well on their way as becoming one of the most promising artists of 2017.

CHIMES’ SOCIALS

SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/chimesofficial

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chimesofficial

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chimesofficial

A&R Factory Present: Teasley

Dance/Pop artist Teasley made his debut in Feburary with his first single Hit It and has followed up with an official music video. ‘Hit It’ is available on all digital retailers including Spotify, Itunes, and Apple Music.

Teasley is a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. The young artist credits the influences of Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, & 90s RnB to honing his craft.

www.teasleymusic.com