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Goth-hop meets industrial dance?

Red Vinci’s Armadillo is a curious beast and which genre you put it in, if indeed you feel the need to, depends on which thread you pull on and from which angle you approach from. The beats that drive it suggest dance, the lyrical delivery comes from a hip-hop place, the body of the song is pure electronica and the overall vibe is dark, industrial and shaded with techno-goth trappings. That’s a lot to fit in but Armadillo, from last years album The Orion Tape, does so with ease.

Genres largely go out of the window, or at least get squeezed together to make whole new ones, a the expansive nature of the music means that even with such an underground vibe it will appeal to the fringes of so many scenes. Goths will revel in its dark vibe, urban music fans will get its slick beats, alt-popsters will dig the groove and fans of EDM will find a lot to love in its slow burning rhythms. It’s probably easier to say who won’t fall for its stark, industrial electro charms…those with no imagination, that’s who.


HelloNegro -Taneesha in Wonderfunk Teaser: Thou Shall Not Listen To Repetitive Music.

Ahead of his debut release Electronic enigma HelloNegro has dropped the teaser for his debut album Taneesha in Wonderfunk which will be available to buy and stream across all platforms on February 5th. The teaser promises dirty EDM beats warped to HelloNegro’s own style and sensibility. His new sound is infused with the roots of New Orleans along with harsh, resonant beats and Dub mixes. It will be interesting to hear how the delectably talented New Orleans based artist pulls the plethora of sounds together, but I’m already psyched.

It’s clear that HelloNegro isn’t your average EDM artist throwing out stale mixes to pad out his back catalogue, he’s mixed up his musical expression after achieving notoriety for being an award-winning Jazz musician and pianist, his new album promises to be a chaotic aural delight that will undoubtedly change the definition of Dance music.

Check out the teaser for HelloNegro’s debut release which will be available to download from February 5th, 2018 on SoundCloud:

Follow HelloNegro on Facebook to keep up to date with details of his debut release, and his live DJ performances across New Orleans.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Tatono – Wilderness; A new age in resonance with a Trance / EDM

To all ye music connoisseurs and good music enthusiast, I believe you all are already familiar with the feeling that comes to play when you just got your hands on really new song that you’ve somewhat, in your own discretion accorded all the whole accolades of being a specular jam, even when you have zero clue as to what the music will have in stock for you when you listen to it for the first time. You just go with your instinct and move on to bestow on the song you’re yet to listen to for the first time the sole characteristic of a “Smashing Hot Music”.

It’s even more difficult when the artist is entirely new to you.
That “I hope this song doesn’t disappoint me” moment is everything that keeps me interested in satisfying my curiosity when I lay my hands on a new song.

And for the first time, I was literally bemused and thrilled as the same damn time when this strawberry avalanche splashed on my ear.

“Wilderness” is a new age song that’s embedded in an electronic music genre. It’s an all beat song with no vocal but it’s so damn seductive and captivating. It’s a cool pitched music that can get you in a happy mood. If you are a lover of new age music and electronic music then this track is definitely what you should be listening to now.

Tatono did a very nice work in this song and I’m very much impressed with the quality of the sound and the way it was beautifully produced. I’d love to get to see more of his music works.



MILENA – Everyday Remix: Rapturous EDM

MILENA’s debut single from her second album “Everyday” was a flawless masterpiece, even before Nick Van Gelder got his EDM paws on the track to create the vibrantly shallow new remix.

In the original track the London based singer Milena Lainovic captured that sunset boulevard glow in her sound, by constructing the ultimate anthem to listen to as the sun comes up. Fans of her music are either going to love or hate the remix which sadly detracts away from the resonance in her old school beats which she orchestrates around the poignancy of her vocal ability. The Van Gelder remix doubled the duration of the track by packing in repetitive beats and more loops than you can shake a stick at which will no doubt appeal to EDM Dance fans with a penchant for the contemporary trance sound. Yet, I still can’t help but feel an injustice has befallen this track, as MILENA’S voice is swallowed by the sonic backdrop of the remix.

Check out the Nick Van Gelder remix via Soundcloud using the link below:

To Discover more of MILENA’s original work head on over to her website where you can find more on her debut album:


A.C. Is Too Good For You

Just how do you get ahead of the competition in the mainstream dance-pop market? That’s the trick isn’t it? Pitch a sound and a style that is too radical, too out there and whilst you will pick up a few new fans from the fringes and underground scenes, you risk loosing the main target audience. Create a sound which is too similar to the centre of the fashion curve and you risk being lost in the noise of the competition, or worse brandished a copycat act trading on a sound already associate with more established artists.

The clever thing about the enigmatic A.C. is that whilst he very much appeals to the late evening, high – octane dance groove set, he also manages to bring something new to the sound. That the song is infectious goes without saying but with its wonderful use of dynamics to shift the pace and control the mood, it displays a subtle and supple quality that many of his peers lack. Put it this way, in a busy club land district of the hottest scene in town, with music blasting from the venue doorways out into the night time streets, the streets filled with the young, hip and fashionable, this song is going to be the one that draws the coolest movers and shakers to that club’s dance floor. Some music hooks you, some is addictive, Too Good For You is nothing less than contagious.


Project X Releases New Edm Track “The X Complex”

Project X is an EDM producer based in the United States with a strong vision and sense of aesthetic which translates to a sound that gradually evolves in metamorphosis  with themes leading into each other in a steady flow. “The X Complex” is indeed an example of this, featuring persistent melodic phrases with gradual changes in texture and form and a pumping rhythm which highlights the lower part of the texture. Although constant change is one of the main factors in Project X’s sound, the thematic material and instrumental tones chosen remain distinguishable throughout until the very end.

Starting off with a low and steady beat together with one of the main melodic phrases, although maintaining a thin texture, the material is delivered convincingly with a swift change into a heavier  texture that pushes the beat forward and immerses the listener further. With a slightly haunting and dark character the music constantly grows through to the end, providing newer melodic themes that keep developing. All the sounds are mixed in balance and the sonorities chosen indeed give the track its own particular sound which creates an immersive atmosphere of a morphing illusion, making the song ready to hit the dance floors.

-Sarah Marie Bugeja


Twalle: The King of Killer EDM Remixes

Twalle’s remix of Avicii’s 2017 hit ‘Without You’ has gone down a storm with indie and EDM fans alike.

With his killer remixing skills he fuelled the originally classic hit. This Dance / EDM remix is a smash hit pumped with transgressive energy, euphoric beats and flawless production. As an experienced EDM and DJ Twalle has surpassed the talents of many EDM artists with his enviable ability to manipulate and blend dancefloor favourites into even more energetic mixes. Originally from Rhode Island now living in New York, Twail has toured all around the world injecting his own brand into high energy sound, the release of the Without You remix allows the world to enjoy his sound.

Twalle’s remix is injected with bass lines that will hook you whether you’re at the gym, on the daily commute or the dancefloor, it’s an amazingly diverse track which reinvents a classic track by creating a mind blowing musical masterpiece.  Twalle and his production skills have a way of injecting smooth arrangement from start to finish thanks to his impressive sound design skills. The anthem beats show that he certainly knows his way around a bass line.

The visionary artist has promised that we’ll hear more from him soon. I can only hope so.


Past Midnight From Amsterdam Release Dance With Me (feat. SeanDavidMSX)

Past Midnight is the perfect name for a band making such music. As the name suggests their music evokes the early hours of club culture, sitting neatly somewhere between the big, more obvious throwaway dance tunes and the chill-out to follow. It is the sound of dancing on the beach as dawn breaks, the end of the party when you don’t want to head home just yet and the drive back from a quality night out with friends.

This Netherlands pop duo have created a sound which combines accessibility with subtlety, it grooves when it wants to but uses changes of pace and shifting musical dynamics to create a strange and intricate musical journey. If the usual club sound is one of obvious bombast and simple, contagious beats and the chilled after show tune is more about soothing ambience and undefined washes of sound, Past Midnight is the bridge between the two, the vital step between the blast and the bliss and as such are probably the important musical glue which holds an evening together. But like most heroes, unless you draw attention to just how important such an act is, they can often go unnoticed but give it time, I’m sure a lot of people are about to notice them very soon.


DR3WI Inspires The Music Of Tomorrow With ‘Weightless’

Weightless is a twisting and turning meander through modern chilled dance music. Rather than running along to a constant beat, a set time signature or a conventional template it instead plays with some very progressive dance forms, wandering between punchy club land anthemics, slick and sleek chill-out minimalism, glitchy, futuristic vibes, dynamic builds, soulful grooves and powerful drops.

There is a wonderful exploratory heart beating at its core, and DR3WI seems not content to rest for too long in one place preferring to blur lines, merge genres and do nothing less than create a new form of dance music for a more broad minded, future audience. Why cater to the here and now, the current fashion and the usual set of audience expectations when you can offer people a glimpse of one possible musical tomorrow?


Free Soul Effect Give You Some Lovin’ With Their Latest Release

Lovin’ is nothing less than the sound of soul music moving with the times. Free Soul Effect, a duo from Indiana, are all about deconstructing the genre and rebuilding it from the ground up using electro beats, R’n’B groove, pop brassiness and they even find space to thread some rap through the centre. What they never lose sight of though is the inherent passion and euphoria upon which the genre has always relied.

Free Soul Effect sit a crossroads, one where a road which joins retro-soul with the future of EDM crosses one that connects R’n’B grooves with the commercial potential of the pop market. It is here that they currently build their tantalising sounds but from such a location they could head out in any new direction that they chose. Or just stay here and through a party on their own terms.

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