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Pinch me, I feel nothing: Zazen drops remix for Benny Benassi’s ‘DayDream’ (Zazen Remix)

https://soundcloud.com/iamzazen/daydream-zazen-remix

As you see the pinch but feel no sensation in the slightest, Zazen brings us a remix of the sizzling hit Benny Benassi track from April this year called ‘DayDream(Zazen Remix).

Zazen is a Washington DC Metro/Northern Virginia-based indie EDM artist. He is a skilled musician who is always looking for that extra bit of style, as he adds in a blend of exciting electronic music to wet all appetites.

He fell in love with the modern influence of electronic dance music and made the decision that he wanted to pursue music as a serious passion, specializing in original dance music, specifically, melodic dubstep and deep house.” ~ Zazen

There is such a catchy beat here mixed in with some sensual female vocals to get us in the mood to party – over a track all about moving in quick and getting all those feelings quickly swapped out – with a new lover who is actually right for you.

DayDream‘ (Zazen Remix) from Washington DC Metro/Northern Virginia-based indie EDM music producer Zazen, is a my-heart-will-be-somewhere-else moment, as the former relationship seems so far away now as you have moved on. Made with a confident style and after adding in his own spin to proceedings, this is a worthwhile remix to a hit track that so many had stuck in their heads for months earlier on in 2021.

Hear this new single on Soundcloud and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

RudeBrutal – Sun & Bass: Indie-Dance Tech-House

Enliven your Drum n Bass playlists with RudeBrutal’s ensnaring new track, Sun & Bass, which was inspired by a sunset over the Danube river.

Very few things can top the vibrant and fiery beauty of a sunset, but RudeBrutal manages to eclipse it with his bass-drenched beats and shimmering synths that lay in a bed of pulsating deep tech breakbeat rhythms.

During his long and colourful career in the music industry, RudeBrutal has been an on-air-DJ, sound editor and recording engineer. He has composed and produced for musicals, other artists and theatre. In 2000, he took a short break from the aural world to hone in on his video production skills. In 2014, he returned to the music industry with his unique indie-dance tech-house sound that we can’t wait to hear more of.

Sun & Bass is now available to stream on SoundCloud. Or you can check out the official video on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ode To The 80’s: EDM producer NiraN drops the epic bass groove on ‘A Night In Vice’

Featuring a wonderfully old school big drum percussion and a shake-your-body soundscape to you get into the mood, NiraN takes us back to a much simpler time on ‘A Night In Vice‘.

NiraN is the solo project of worldly experienced EDM producer/musician Farhan Saleem. He makes that supremely taste-filled ambient, deep house and chill type of music, that has you reaching for those shades and cold beverage to enjoy his busty beats.

Having lived in different parts of the globe, I have always listened to, been inspired by / and tried to incorporate music and inspiration from all over the world in my music”. – NiraN

The thumping beat transforms your mind and takes you to a new place that you perhaps wanted to go, but didn’t quite get to. The consistent bass and glassy-feel has you feeling re-energized and full of life again. The song slows down beautifully in the middle – as the warping energy sinks your doubts away into the quick-sand below, and takes you to a happy planet far away from the current madness.

A Night In Vice‘ from the talented globetrotting EDM artist, bassist and guitarist NiraN, brings us back to a place where things were alive and a night out must of been something you never could forget. The mood is lit with possibilities here, and this is a real beach party must-have when things in this crazy world, go back to almost-normal again.

Hear this new single on Soundcloud and see more via IG

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Blinded By Your Love: Toronto’s Lake Major wonders why they drifted so far apart on ‘Wherever You Are’

With a tearfully heartfelt glance at the past as you remember when you were let down by a soul you loved so dearly, Lake Major expertly slides on his stylish hat and brings us a delicious deep house beat that helps ease the pain on the splendid ‘Wherever You Are‘.

Lake Major is a multi-instrumentalist musician, former punk rocker, drummer, pianist, sound/recording graduate, and electronic producer from high-rise Toronto, Canada. He has an unmistakable ability to fuse songs together that have beautifully haunting melodic soundscapes, mixed expertly by a confident artist in his prime, who keeps things smooth and crystal fresh.

Her vocals simmer into the sea sadly – the fleeting memory of their time together is so romantic – but now soiled and tainted with their distant memory that jumps your heart into a somber state. This is a time that you cherished and wish you could have back, but can’t. You wish them well but regret that you still remember them, as you still feel the hurt deep inside.

Wherever You Are‘ from the skillfully eloquent Canadian electronic music producer Lake Major, is a heart-stopping song that digs deep at your consciousness. You remember when you cared so much for someone and you let your heart open up, only to be let down as they slowly drifted away, to never be seen again.

Sometimes life is harsh and teaches you lessons, you will never forget.

Hear this emotionally-charged single about faded love on Spotify and check out the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Zizzo World reaches dizzying heights with his deep house single ‘Vertigo’ featuring Nick Sadler.

Zizzo World

For his latest single, ‘Vertigo’, London-based deep house producer Zizzo World teamed up with pop vocalist Nick Sandler to release a dizzying feat of future pop that has the potential to climb the charts as the number 1 Summer EDM pop anthem.

The build-ups and drops conceptualise the track as they embody a complete loss of control and gravity, while the vocals transform the tech house mix into a euphorically visceral anthem that you’ll want to rewind for the repeat shots of ecstasy that it effortlessly exudes.

With his atmospherically on-trend production style, Zizzo World has already racked up millions of streams on his previous releases. Vertigo will undoubtedly receive the same hype.

Vertigo officially released on May 14th. It is available to stream and download on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

The prodigal son of SLAP house, K.S.M. returns with his sophomore single, ‘Through the Silence’.

K.S.M. followed on from their debut 2021 single with the ethereal feat of electronica, ‘Through the Silence’. Many artists promise to deliver originality in their mixes, yet, the Norway-based producer went the extra mile to stamp down his atmospheric signature take on deep house with his sophomore release.

The energetic bass rhythms in Through the Silence packs the track with a driving momentum while the female vocals add a touch of serenity to the soundscape; proving to be all too efficacious in keeping you hooked with every progressive transgression in the polished single.

K.S.M. is set to make major waves in the electro scene; 2 weeks on from the release of Through the Silence, the track had racked up over 50,000 streams on Spotify alone. If you pride yourself on having fresh artists on your radar, you will want to make room for K.S.M. who takes influence from SLAP House greats such as Alok and Tujamo.

Through the Silence is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Roman Cigi needs his ‘Voices’ to be heard.

One of the most innovative and cross-genre producers and DJ’s currently working the Ministry of Sound/Itaca/Paradiso circuit, Roman Cigi was born in Slovakia but now resides in London; that cross-European background serves him in good stead here with new single ‘Voices’, a perfect slice of old-school Euro-Deep House/Trance/Progressive House that’s both fresh and retro all at once.

Immediately, it sounds like all those massive 90’s Balearic bangers; Black Box, Seal & Adamski, and absolutely Blue Pearl’s “ Naked In The Rain”. Deep, breathy female vocals over thundering drum and bass, smack in the trancey-techno sweet-spot of 125 BPM. It’s a perfect clubby dance track, and – if Covid hadn’t crashed the party – deserves to be filling dancefloors all over the country this summer.

You can check out ‘Voices’ on Spotify; follow Roman Cigi here or on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

Craving that sweet but dangerous love: NOTD and Catello ‘Nobody’ (Doyle Remix) has your body grooving all night

Powered by Fruity Sounds, NOTD & CatelloNobody‘ (Doyle Remix) is a fine new single that will have you grooving and moving to the soundscapes, that remind you of a hot summer’s night while you are on holiday.

London and Sheffield-based UK dance producer Doyle, is a fresh-faced name in the local deep house world and he certainly makes a terrific impression here on this excellent single, that encapsulates real soul. He makes that kind of music that helps you relax after a long day at work and is also the perfect late night party slider to loosen up those rusty moves, shelved away after this seemingly endless lock-down.

With a busty beat that is a hug to the heart that has been battered recently, he puts a pleasurable layer of goodness for our ears on a song that was already absolutely quality. He has you dancing for joy in your bedroom with the song just catching fire as you catch your cat looking at you strangely from the other side of your window.

This is the relatable story of wanting to be with that person again so much, as no one else could quite love you as deeply as they could. Your hearts desire override all common sense as you miss their touch and that extra spark of electricity. The problem is that they treat your heart so recklessly and with that uncaring abandon, unless it suits them. You know they are wrong for you but you can’t get enough either and you are caught in the love matrix.

NOTD & CatelloNobody‘ (Doyle Remix) is a fine deep house track that only gets better as the song vibrates through your body and you find yourself in a deep daydream of wonder throughout, as you miss a song like this live at your local club.

With more music of the way, Doyle is a name to watch as he brings his skills to the table for us to consume ourselves into all night long. This is the perfect late night escapade music that makes you forget your worries and just immerses yourself into this satisfying beat of beauty.

Hear this fine new single on Soundcloud and see his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You desire that excitement again: Swedish act Moodblanc blend needs and realism on ‘Not The One’

Moodblanc return to bless our souls with their sensationally sensual ambiance with a love twist, on their latest single called ‘Not The One‘.

Inspired by 80’s pop, love and passionate 90’s soul, Sweden’s Moodblanc sets the mood that lights up candles instantly albeit with a warning attached, with their genuine style that alters reality in these dark times.

The vocals are so sultry and real, as they speak the truth of modern day times. You want to be with someone exciting but know that they probably aren’t the right person for you long-term. For the short-term however, this is what you want in the moment, so you can satisfy those cravings you have build up from all these times locked inside our homes. You might fall in-love however, so don’t want to waste your time with someone that isn’t worth it, as you have been let down before. This is the ultimate predicament as you gaze through window, wondering what to do.

With pure production of the very highest standard and lyrics that hit home truthfully, this is an alluring experience that leaves you pondering yourself and those relationships you have currently and from before in your life.

Not The One‘ from one of Sweden’s most underrated acts Moodblanc , is a testament to how life has been lately and will be for the foreseeable future. Through music however, we can distract ourselves and work about what we want in life and what type of person we wish to be with. This really is music that takes our minds off normal things and put you in a different world for a few minutes at least.

Hear this excellent track on Spotify and see more on FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hard House got harder with the release of ZacTomRob’s devilish drop ‘Mischief’

High tempo, hi-energy EDM shouldn’t be a genre description, but in the case of ZacTomRob’s ‘Mischief,’ it absolutely is. Techno-tinged drum and bass with sampled, sequenced vocal parts and a thunderous backline of programmed drums, rising bass parts, and a killer drop, this is a proper Hard House club anthem in the making.

Following up from September’s killer ‘Light That Feeling’, ‘Mischief’ is absolutely the sort of track to get people onto dance floors and lighting up clubs across the country. Mixed and mastered by the great Michael Wenz (Frankie Bones, Alpha Quadrant, The DRP), ‘Mischief’ is proper old-school EDM at its best.

See the video for ‘Mischief’ on YouTube now; follow ZacTomRob on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes