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A1ASKA – Always with You: Synthy Sweet Pop with Lashings of Futuristic Funk

While no two tracks from the up and coming Electronic artist A1ASKA are the same, it’s safe to say that he hit the sweet spot with his latest single.

A1ASKA’s latest single “Always with You” featuring vocals from Alex the OK is a resonantly sweet reminder that good things really do come to an end. But rather than the soundscape solely offering melancholy, there’s an endearing air behind Always with You which seeps from the analogue experimentalism and offers plenty of catharses.

From Always with You, you can expect lashings of futuristic funk, lucid vocals which synergistically gel with the fuzzy synth lines, and reminiscences to other artfully-inclined artists such as Radiohead.

You can check out A1ASKA’s latest single Always with You by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Day Potion – To Go Without: Atmospherically Enamouring Synth Pop

Any fans of the Midnight are going to want to check out the standout Synth Pop single “To Go Without” from up and coming NYC-based artist Day Potion’s debut EP.

While the beats are incredibly familiar and accessible, the layers of lush atmospheric reverb which weave through the single allow To Go Without to unfold with plenty of refreshing appeal. To Go Without finds the perfect balance between the sounds of artists such as Editors, Depeche Mode, and Psychedelically uplifting trancey Synth Pop.

As far as Synth Pop debuts go, Day Potion has made quite the impression. We’re already excited to see how Day Potion follows on from the success of their seminal work. Each of the tracks on the EP was inspired by the concept of how distractions can change your state of mind. Considering that the soundscapes are psychologically altering themselves, be prepared to go on an aural journey every time you hit play on any of Day Potion’s singles.

You can check out Day Potion’s single To Go Without along with the rest of Day Potion’s debut EP “Flora Hex” via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Philip STEVENSON – Will You Call My Name ft Emarie: Archaically Funk-Laden EDM Pop

Philip STEVENSON

Pop songwriter Philip STEVENSON has recently affirmed why so many accolades have fallen upon him during his career as a melody contortionist with the release of their single “Will You Call My Name”.

By borrowing the deftly magnetic vocals from singer Emarie, incredible chemistry was introduced into the synergistic EDM Pop track which simultaneously offers Funk-laden familiarity and uniquely compelling concordant charm. The tempo may be middling, but the euphoric vibe of the track offers a distinctive potency.

While there’s a touch of archaic soul infused into Will You Call My Name the stylistic maturity of the multi-layered, stylistically Jazz-infused electronic single defines the track.

You can check out Philip STEVENSON’s single Will You Call My Name for yourselves by heading over to their website now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Zima – Our Time: A Future Pop Playlist Essential

Zima

As soon as you hit play on up and coming EDM artist Zima’s upcoming single “Our Time”, the sticky-sweet soul of the track hits you like a cathartic tonne of bricks.

Euphoria is perceptibly at Zima’s deft command both when it comes to the anthemic beats and their harmonically magnetic vocals. There’s a slight Indie feel to Our Time which ensures that the Future Pop single could never resonate as saccharine. Expect atmospheric build-ups, meltingly mellifluous melodies, and vocals which will stick to your synapses like superglue. But the key to the mesmerism in Our Times is the charismatic creative soul which Zima pours into the naturally euphoric single.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out Zima’s latest single, but in the meantime, head over to Spotify where you can listen to their debut hit “Fly With Me”

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vana Blu brings politics into Pop with their essential hit “T-Erase-Her (Him)”

Given the lack of politically-inspired music on the airwaves from Pop artists right now, you’d be forgiven for being under the impression that everything is peachy in parliament. Thankfully, up and coming Pop artist Vana Blu has made up for the shortfall and provided us with the ultimate sticky-sweet liberal aural treat “T-Erase-Her (Him)”. Not only is it a flawless feat of Trap-infused synth Pop, but it’s also one of the cleverest attacks on the frustratingly absurd state of the Tory party I’ve heard yet.

Artist’s such as Vana Blu are essential right now. Everyone with the ability to make art from the crushing weight of capitalist despair should be following their lead. T-Erase-Her (Him) proves that it doesn’t matter how political you get with your lyrics when they’re paired with the right melody, tracks can still pull together to offer a danceable feel-good vibe.

You can check out the inventively comedic official music video to Vana Blu’s single by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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YayRaven feat ELjay – DON’T WORRY: Euphorically Fresh R&B EDM Pop

https://yayraven.co.uk/track/dont-worry

“DON’T WORRY” is just one of the standout singles recently released by London-based up and coming artist YayRaven. For this sublime genre-mash of EDM, Pop, Reggae, and R&B, they teamed up with ELjay to create a dynamic fiery radio-ready hit.

The single aptly alludes to the fact that we’re all being slowly crushed by the capitalistic rat race, a result, our mental health is being crushed – but needlessly so. DON’T WORRY is a poignant reminder that we should all be spending our energy on what really matters.

‘Feel-good’ tracks can often fall flat, but there was very little chance of that happening in DON’T WORRY. The soundscape keeps you constantly captivated through the subtle evolutions of sound while YayRaven’s vocals officiously feed you positive vibes.

You can check out YayRaven’s single DON’T WORRY for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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TAELA – Dance Drink Repeat: Tribally Rhythmic Moody Dance Pop

“Dance Drink Repeat” may only be the second single released by breaking EDM Pop artist TAELA. But they have already won over plenty of Pop fans with their rhythmically flawless sound.

If the top 40 was based on vocal talent alone, you’d find TAELA’s name close to the top. But instead of going with the usual ecstatically abrasive Pop vocal style, she’s incorporated a slightly melancholic sensibility around the danceable euphoria which spills from Dance Drink Repeat.

For all too long we’ve had to ingest Pop that is produced under the pretence that anyone hits the club or the bottle without some kind of niggling sadness creeping into their psyche. But Dance Drink Repeat perfectly alludes to how lonely it can feel to be surrounded by party vibes when you’re drinking to forget. It’s a hard-hitter in every way possible.

You can check out TAELA’s latest single by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Anna Cole – No Regrets: Flawlessly Nuanced Pop

Breaking Pop artist Anna Cole may only be 14 years old, but her infectiously upbeat anthemic Pop style boasts the same maturity (if not more) of artists who have been producing for decades.

Anna Cole has recently dropped her latest vibrantly playlist-worthy single “No Regrets” which brings plenty of danceable rhythm while making no compromises to the lyrical depth. The beats may bleed aural ecstasy, but the vocals also prove to be a good vibe necessity as they perpetually feed palpable euphoria into the mix.

A flawlessly nuanced vocal range isn’t required to create a perennial Pop earworm, but as No Regrets proved, it definitely helps. Good luck getting the chorus out of your head.

You can check out the official music video to Anna Cole’s single No Regrets which dropped on August 15th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ksenia Releases Her Latest Empowering Pop Hit “Keep Walking”

“Keep Walking” is the latest single to be released by up and coming Pop artist Ksenia and it may just be one of the most empowering singles on the airwaves right now.

The single may only be Ksenia’s second original release, but there’s no shortage of hype around the atmospheric radio-ready hit which oozes contemporary appeal whilst incorporating faint elements of 90s Pop. If you’re a fan of the TLC “No Scrubs” vibe, you’re definitely going to want to check out Keep Walking.

Ksenia’s striking vocals are one thing, but it is the unfaltering confidence and passion put behind the lyrical delivery which sets this apart. It also helps that the single has the perfect polished production.

You can check out Ksenia’s latest single Keep Walking for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Joseph Trem has released the Pop hit we all need to hear right now with “I Just Wanna Have Some Fun”

Up and coming Pop artist Joseph Trem has recently released their latest up-vibe Pop single, and it is everything that the airwaves need right now. “I Just Wanna Have Some Fun” is anything but your average feel-good hit. There is a potent amount sincerity and inspiring soul which has been poured into the single to make sure that it’s not just shoving the demand to be happy down your throat.

Usually, Pop songs will try to gloss over the fact that a significant proportion of people are actually incredibly depressed. Joseph Trem makes their acknowledgement of the world’s collective despair and encourages them to embrace life in spite of the crushing sadness.  Sentiment aside, I Just Wanna Have Some Fun is also an incredibly catchy hook-filled EDM Pop mix which contains plenty of Funk amongst the synthy euphoria.

You can check out Joseph Trem’s single I Just Wanna Have Some Fun for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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