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Toronto’s The Silk Demise stalk in with seductively haunting single ‘’Professor’s Lake’’

Wrapped in a promise, under stars. I set our feet as we melt in the dark.

Founded in 2006, this is the ultimately dark ambient electronic, trip-hop, and chillout music for the soul- to be enjoyed with the lights ideally off. 

The Silk Demise’ are highly influenced by trip-hop legends Massive Attack and Portishead and they expertly conjure their own smooth brand of the genre, relying on samples, synths, and melodic drones. Their music is a bit scary but enjoyable and this is a quality outfit.

Let’s enjoy this top act from Toronto, Canada and hope for more quality release while they create that one massive hit to propel them to the front of the queue. 

Stream more from ‘The Silk Demise’ here on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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A REAL CHILLOUT HIT: TALI LEDA’S NEW SINGLE ‘FREE FREE’

Tali Leda has dropped her new single ‘Free Free’, a real chillout hit.

‘Free Free’ is a product of pop music and chillout lo-fi beats coming together, rolling around in a sensual and captivating melody that creates sweet and addictive harmonies you’d like to listen to ad libitum.

Partly recalling the likes of renowned British singer Sade’s vocals, Tali discovered that music was in her DNA after she learned that her birth mother was a singer and her father a pianist and bass player.

With her many songs being featured on TV shows and Indie films, Tali Leda classifies as an all-around artist who’ll find her way to a wonderful career.

You can listen to ‘Free Free’ for yourself on SoundCloud.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Elin Bellander – Distant: An incredibly ambiguous yet meaningful pop hit

Pop mixed with elements of R&B is what the new single ‘’Distant’’ by Swedish artist Elin Bellander offers.

Throughout it’s up-beat, infectious and super catchy, it’s one of them that will be stuck in your head, but in a good way. Elin’s vocal range is insane, she has a voice that is so mesmerising to listen too, it’s unique and as the beat begins to pick up pace, the vocal range begins to hit the high notes spot on and it’s definitely impressive.

Pop music is known for being something that can boost your mood, letting the beat move you and having this connection with the lyrics. Distant gives it’s listeners that Pop feeling we all know and love. The lyrical approach reflects a past experience with a relationship, which is a  topic that many listeners would relate too and it screams girl power.

Every part from the instrumentals, the vocals and the overall sound is well thought out and it goes hand and hand with one another, it’s creative and one that needs to be listened too.

The up and coming artist has created a short track that shows huge potential for the future and we can’t wait to see what Elin Bellander is going to do next.

Check out Elin Bellander’s new single on soundcloud now!

Review by Karley Myall

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Check Out Shawn Forrest’s Chillout Track “Wayward Travels”

When the term “mood music” is used, it evokes a very specific mood. With the knowledge that music can have such an effect on the brain, it’s no secret to the public that mood can be intentionally changed with the right media. Some fear the descent of naturally occurring emotion, which will fall by the wayside once our overlords have perfected their media distraction methods… Others just like the way it feels. Shawn Forrest is one of such people who get to stand behind the speaker. He knows that with each key he strokes, he can wield your brain like a basketball. Bouncing to the rhythm of Wayward Travels, you’ll find that his only intentions are far from sinister. The mood to best describe this music is chill.

This music is perfect for easing frustrated feelings after a tough day, a way to maintain clarity on your morning commute, or maybe just the background you need to focus on your tasks at hand. No matter how you use it, this song has an infectious tone. With expressive keyboard sequences dancing over steady beats, there’s no dissonance here, only good vibes. It may not put a smile on your face, but it will certainly help you find your center, keep you mindful, and be there to prove your paranoias invalid. For those in need of a destination, see Wayward Travels.

-Paul Weyer