Browsing Tag

dance

Music

Positive & funky House grooves from the vibrant Zakiyah The Queen who slides through with ‘’ShouldaBeenDoneDidIt’’

Get motivated, find something new. If you don’t have butterflies in your belly, you ain’t lovin’ right. 

Ah yes please. This is exactly the type of good vibes the world needs right now. Based in Salem, Virginia in the USA, ‘Zakiyah The Queen’ gives us her finest intonicating vocals, that spices up this fine as honey dancefloor track.

By far her most most popular song ever, 2020 is proving to be the breakout year for this talented lady. She has soul and is clearly in the zone now with this style of music that suits her voice. 

Take your foot off the gas and forget your past. True words and one of a musician in full control of her career. I hope for big things to come for ‘Zakiyah The Queen’.

Get more funky grooves here on SoundCloud

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

KOZMIK teases us all with Californian infused ‘’Sunsets’

Tides coming in/washing all the pieces/of my broken heart. A sad start to the song but a real deep feeling at that. The sea can be a peaceful place and also one that heals all heartbreak. 

Based in Los Angeles, California, R&B/Dance act ‘KOZMIK’ returns with his 2nd single called ‘’Sunsets’’. This is a beautifully made song, perfect for summer and long beach swims and walks with sexy people. 

‘’Sunsets’’ is the follow up to February’s ‘’Panic’’. I feel as though this is a much better song and shows maturity already. 

LA artist ‘KOZMIK’ has a good formula going but it’s way too early to tell what the future holds. Let’s see what the rest of 2020 brings and if he can get some good features to gain that extra buzz.

Listen to this fine artist here on your favorite platform.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Illinois duo Sleepy Soul deliver an underrated masterpiece with ‘’Hazy’’

Sometimes a song just really inspires you and takes you to that happy place. You know what I’m talking about. Have you had this experience lately? 

After releasing their popular breakout indietronica track and fantastic music video directed by Dustie Carter- ‘’Still Can’t Dance’’- ‘Sleepy Soul’ are back with an absolute masterpiece with 2nd single ‘’Hazy’’, a track that reminds me of my love affair with Philadelphia band, Dr Dog.

With their debut EP due on 12th May 2020, the talented duo are quietly making a mark all over the world at a rapid rate. ‘Sleepy Soul’ is a collaboration between Nick Hummel and Michael LeFevre. Their  their mix of indie, soul and dance with a layer of candy coated goodness is a treat to the ears.

‘’Hazy’’ is the follow up to the smooth and steady ‘’Uncool’’ single featuring the incredible Lily Ibur. The song gets it right with the consistent delivery and it’s one of my favorite tracks by far in 2020. The indietronica coming out of the ‘Sleepy Soul’ boys is very impressive and let’s hope this high standard continues and that a world tour is on the cards very soon.

Hear more of Sleepy Soul on Spotify to give yourself a boost in the soul department.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Kingdumb – Dancing with the Devil featuring Sophie-Rose Goldsworthy and Jaeh Hall

If there’s any track which will get you feeling nostalgic about dancefloors, it’s up and coming EDM producer Kingdumb’s latest mix “Dancing with the Devil” featuring vocals from Sophie-Rose Goldsworthy and Jaeh Hall.

Luckily, the ecstasy-dripping soundscape is just as effective at feeding you euphoria through your headphones as it would be if it dropped on the dancefloor. The super-charged entrancing Future Pop mix borrows nuances of Acid House, but the true essence of Dancing with the Devil lies in the futuristic gripping of the soundscape. The powerfully connectable lyrics and vocals bring soul and warmth to the track while Kingdumb lays down impeccably rhythmic bass-dripping adrenalizing beats. You’re going to want to make Dancing with the Devil a firm fixture of your EDM playlists.

You can check out Kingdumb’s track Dancing with the Devil along with their earlier releases for yourselves via Spotify.

To stay up to date with their latest releases, follow the artist via Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

The Zar’s latest Getting Down: an original dance pop hit

An ingenious mix of DJ productions characterized by dance beats merged with house loops is what makes of The Zar’s latest Getting Down an original dance pop hit.

After growing bored of hearing the usual sound-alike club tunes that urge you to hit the dancefloor without any real enthusiasm, The Zar can change your perspective by converging some quality beats and captivating harmonies with a little help from his friend Jessy Milane.

Adorning the already smoothly placid atmosphere of the song, Jessy’s vocals add a glossy tint to the dance mood in a superb and hopefully continuative collaboration.

You can listen to Getting Down for yourself on Spotify.

Review by Jim Esposito.

Music

YayRaven has dropped I Won’t Go Away Remix (Extended) ft Mhyst

YayRaven has dropped the extended version of the original piece ‘I Won’t Go Away’ ft Mhyst and we’re grateful that it’s longer so we can really hear what YayRaven has to offer.

Keeping that Dance and EDM sound very much alive, through this insanely catchy and uplifting piece. With the heart-pumping beats that pulsate through the background, adding in the electronic style effects to the melody with the vocals tending to distort and fade into the melody.

The rhythm is so well done and so many different sound effects have been incorporated into it, some give it it’s upbeat sound and the way they get louder then disappear into the background to unveil an insane breakdown with the beat cutting through.

It’s energetic and has such a liveliness to it when you listen, having that synthesized effect on the high-pitched soft vocals that go from high to low and flow in and out of the melody perfectly.

So glad that we got to hear an extended version of this track by YayRaven and Myhst.

Review by Karley Myall

Music

’Boogie Oogie Oogie’ by Renowned DJ Gual: Old treasure made shiny and new!

I would usually be the first person to say, ‘don’t touch a classic’ but in this case I am forced to clarify and amend that statement. A Taste Of Honey released ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ in the summer of 1978 and it became an instant hit and one of the most memorable songs of the era. Dj Gual has touched a classic but he really has the Midas touch. He stays true to the groove of the song and gets authentic and superb vocal assistance by the very talented Cheshy. She is able to sing effortlessly and unhindered over a slick track.

The production is really clean and the musicianship is something to proud about. It really is a successful rejuvenation of a vintage, time-honoured anthem. Obviously a labour of love, DJ Gual proves once again that he has a respectful recollection of Disco mixed with artful innovation. Not everyone can touch a classic but, DJ Gual, you go right on ahead. With a soon-to-be club classic under your belt, we can’t wait to hear more!

Have a listen to ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ by DJ Gual on Soundcloud. You won’t be disappointed.

Review by Susan Harriott

Music

Lavinia blue – Know You: Atmospherically Absorbing Electronic Pop

https://open.spotify.com/track/4V1WAn2LsAZNxkACYIV4rR

There’s no shortage of up and coming talent on the airwaves. But that didn’t stop up and coming Dance artist Lavinia blue from setting themselves leagues apart and blowing us away with their second album “I Wish I Found Home”.

While each of the tracks is as soulfully absorbing as the last, the best introduction to the artist’s instantaneously enamouring style is the hook-filled Trap Pop mix “Know You”.

With a steady groove, atmospheric vocal layering, and plenty of use of spatial effects which allow the momentum to magnetically ebb and flow, Know You is an entrancing track from start to finish.

The quality of the production is one thing, how much soul Lavinia blue weaved into the mix is quite another.

You can check out Lavinia blue’s single Know You along with the rest of their album via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Music

‘Let’s Get It On’ – Doyle Remix: A Musical Layer Cake Perfect for Isolation!

If asked for sane, measured advice as to which songs one must listen to in a pandemic, ‘Let’s Get It On’ by Marvin Gaye, would be way, way, way down there near the end of the list. If you live alone, it’s the song you play when you finally grieve your genitals as they have to turned to dust and ashes and you are ready to send them off with tears and a service. ‘Let’s Get It On’……ah the good old days!

So it behooves one to amend the isolation list with this new release from Doyle. He has remixed the heck out of this classic, brought it to the top of my list and, where once it was a beautiful dirge that reminded me of the slow disintegration of my bits and the unchecked growth of leg hair, Doyle has waved his wand and magically turned it into a Celebration of Life. His head must be chocked full of grand influences like Reggeaton, Afrobeats, Trance and Dance. I say that because he has turned a masterpiece into an anthem. A dreamy interpretation of an old favourite; the unadulterated sexy growl of Gaye combined with the hopeful, eye-closed, dancing around the kitchen in your knickers,  inspired funk-fest.

Listen to The Doyle Remix of ‘Lets get it on’ on Soundcloud. I think it deserves a deep curtsy!

Review by Susan Harriott

Music

NOMAD. has dropped their high-vibe EDM Hip Hop track “Den of Thieves” Featuring Pop Vocalist MEMORiE

NOMAD.’s latest Feat of Pop-laced EDM Hip Hop Den of Thieves featuring MEMORiE feels iconic from the first listen. In terms of collaborative chemistry, it’s a euphoric phosphorus fire.

The effortlessly evocative track rivals the level of emotion found in the unforgettable collaboration with Eminem and Dido. Yet, Den of Thieves is ultimately all about the sticky-sweet good vibes – making it the perfect addition to your summer playlists.

With a shimmering crisp production thanks to the deft skills of producer @HYPRSPVCE and the compelling lyrical narrative perfectly executed by NOMAD. through their Rap bars and MEMORiE’s Future Pop-style harmonics, Den of Thieves is a track which you’ll want to play on repeat.

You can check out NOMAD.’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Keep up to date with new releases via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast