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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

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Dakota Chappy – Right There: Entrancingly Danceable, Mindfully Inspired EDM Pop

Every once in awhile, it’s possible that you’ll stumble across a track which offers massive beats and an even more sizeable serving of soul. That’s just what we delved into when Electronic Pop artist Dakota Chappy appeared on our radar.

The strikingly talented vocalist dropped her latest entrancingly danceable yet mindfully inspired single “Right There” on March 4th. If you want to raise your vibration, strap on a pair of headphones and experience the vibrancy of the upraised radio-ready single.

There will undoubtedly be bigger and more refreshingly absolving music to come from Dakota Chappy. So, we’d suggest that you follow our lead and firmly affix her to your radars.

You can check out the official music video to Dakota Chappy’s latest single via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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A Soliman – Let You Go: Progressive Alt Future Pop

https://open.spotify.com/track/3KRYEXs1iwDASOQQaonKZm

Let You Go is the second euphorically potent single to be released from up and coming Pop artist A Soliman. If you’re always on the lookout for tracks which emotively hit the hardest, look no further.

The Future Pop mix kicks off by offering your usual steady synth notes. Yet, when Let You Go reaches peak momentum, you get to appreciate the full extent of A Soliman’s ingenuity. The mix of stylistic electronic effect and pensive piano notes may not be a usual aural pairing, but despite the unfamiliarity of the soundscape, none of the accessibility has been compromised.

In short, it’s all too easy to warm to A Soliman – especially with the artist’s distinctive take on vocal harmonies. It’s a radio-ready hit which you’ll definitely want to try at least once.

You can check out A Soliman’s single Let You Go for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Johnny Paradiso – Hypermisery: Volatile in Nature, Transcendent in Tone Alt EDM

https://open.spotify.com/track/408VleXBJii4Qg2Z79iFMX

Even the concept of hypermisery is beguiling and thought-provoking. Yet, with his release “Hypermisery”, Johnny Paradiso has created a soundscape which will speak to more than your mind.

Prepare for your rhythmic pulses to be arrested by this progressive feat of experimental electronica. For their debut single, Johnny Paradiso merged elements from a myriad of styles to create a melting pot of danceable euphoria.

Once you find the groove in the mix which is volatile in nature but transcendent in tone, the entrancing essence to the soundscape is all too easy to latch onto. Any fans of ahead of the curve EDM will undoubtedly want to take the time to explore the ingenuity of this artist. He’d go down a storm in Berghain.

You can check out Johnny Paradiso’s debut single Hypermisery featuring Tradavious for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Liquid Trax release new EP ‘Graffiti Shots’

Mixer Liquid Trax has made his debut on the HyperTonic Record label. Featuring three tracks ‘Restless’, ‘Filth’, and ‘Detroit Ice Cream.’

A combination of sounds intertwined, from Tech House, Underground, Club and Dance, it’s safe to say Liquid Trax sure knows how to make a killer beat and one that is pleasant to listen too. Each track offers a variety of elements, you have some shrieking noises, and then the atmosphere begins to gain it’s suspense as the sound begins to become distorted, then you get hit with the crazy energetic melody.

The thing about this anthology is that each piece on it is so different and that’s what makes it interesting to listen too. With a range of sound effects and infectious rhythms, it’s easy to get lost in the dynamic that has been put into this to create such an insane tune.

Definitely give this one a listen too and let it take you on a journey through the world of sound effects and up-beat rhythms.

You can listen to Liquid Trax’s latest EP Graffiti Shots by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Isolda – Winter: An enthralling new EDM and Dance single

‘’Winter’’ the new single by London-based artist Isolda is a mixture of EDM and Dance intertwining together to create this dark yet fascinating track.

With a very rare vocal range like no other, Isolda sure knows how to sing in such a bewildering way, there’s high-pitch tones but also low and then there’s the hard-hitting high notes that are sung in such an confounding way, this track definitely deserves a lot of recognition.

The melody that flows alongside Isolda’s vocals gives it it’s EDM sound as it is a lot more up-beat, but even though the vocals are a lot lower the rhythm collides so well.

It’s so special in its own way, it’s not something you hear all the time and it’s certainly not generic in any way, it really does show how much this single deserves to be a hit.

Winter shows of the talent that Isolda has with the vocal aspects but not only that the way in which the overall sound of the track sounds. Definitely one that stands out in so many ways and one that you must delve into.

Listen to Isolda’s new single Winter by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Caribbean Roots and Hard Dance Beats Clash in JP Backhouse’s Viral Worthy Track “OMG”

If it has been a while since you discovered an EDM artist which left you instantly obsessed with their sound, pointing you towards JP Backhouse’s latest Hard Dance mix “OMG” would lead you in exactly the right direction.

The Curacao-born artist used the influence of Caribbean and Latin Rhythms in their hard and driving mix which would melt the minds and arrest the bodies of anyone lucky enough to be on a dancefloor when it drops.

You’ll also pick up on a few borrowed elements of Hip Hop which infuses even more adrenalizing momentum into the colossal mix. OMG is pretty much the definition of aural insanity. There’s something insanely infectious about the meeting of exotic sunny rhythms and the stylistic European EDM tones. The two genres have never merged quite like this before.

You can check out OMG for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BLEAM releases electronic single ‘New Age’

BLEAM has just dropped a crazy manic single ‘’New Age’’. The American electronic music producer BLEAM is also known as Ryan Eshaghi.

Making his name known around the US, BLEAM is known for his creativity when it comes to creating heart-racing electronic music and he certainly does just that. Throughout your taken by surprise with just how much is going on, it can become fairly manic at times, but it definitely shows how good of a producer he is.

Even though it’s considered to be a short track, it does not lack creativity in any way. With it’s unique melodies, blaring drums and of course that breakdown that creeps up on you and all of a sudden leads into this mental breakdown.

Electronic music sometimes can be a hit or miss and to see more and more producers entering the scene it gives it this whole new meaning and new blood to add to the ever-growing genre. BLEAM is one of those that the youth of today will have blaring out of their bedroom speakers.

Check out Bleam’s new single New Age by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Karley Myall

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Alt Latino Artist Young Swan Has Made Their Debut with the Stylistically Exotic Single “Lagunita”

If you’re looking for exotic, and rhythmically stylistic urban grooves, look no further than the debut single “Lagunita” from up and coming Latino artist Young Swan.

The production on Lagunita may not be the smoothest, but the track still boasts a fiery danceable flow which is arrestive from the first verse. Bringing Papu in on the mix ensured there was plenty of dynamic versatility written into the mix which will keep you hooked right up until the soft fade out in the outro.

Perceptibly, Young Swan has plenty to offer to the airwaves, their track not only boasts a solid structure, but it’s also an energetic adrenalizing mix which you won’t forget in a hurry.

You can check out Lagunita for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Clean Bandit – Symphony feat Zara Larsson SYSTEM KIDS Remix

Up and coming producer SYSTEM KIDS has put their deft touch on a myriad of iconic contemporary Dance hits. Yet, the perfect introduction to their sound is their sticky-sweet reimagining of the viral hit “Symphony” from Clean Bandit featuring vocals from Zara Larsson.

The mix amplifies the euphoric ecstasy which found in the original, making the soundscape even brighter, even more visceral, and infinitely more danceable. Straight from the first verse, you’re thrown into a high-octane Dance Mix which offers nuanced additions of House and Trance.

The Symphony remix stands as a testament to SYSTEM KIDS production skills. It’s only a matter of time before the world becomes just as enamoured by their stylish approach to EDM as we are.

You can check out the remix for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast