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Belden – Like Dreamers Do: An Electrically Euphoric Experience of EDM

Belden’s latest EDM Dance drop Like Dreamers Do is a wash of hyped up vibrant beats that will get you psyched for summer. The Los Angeles based Electro artist Belden may be an up and coming singer songwriter, however she possesses all of the vocal maturity and domineering prowess of acts such as Warpaint, Policia, London Grammar and Angel Olsen. Her high-vibe sound is an aural alchemy of Electro hooks wrapped around her sonorous and deeply pensive lyrics. There’s a beautiful fragility to Belden’s style which creates a deeply immersive resonance behind the sound at the same time as being an electrically euphoric experience. It’s a mind mash, and I love it. In fact, Belden may be the most pioneering EDM Dance artist that I’ve had the pleasure of checking out this year. I’m fairly gutted that Like Dreamers Do was Belden’s first ever hit put out on the soundwaves, it’s going to be an impatient wait for new material.

Belden’s new Dance EDM hit Like Dreamers Do is now available to download and stream across all major platforms including SoundCloud, head on over to Belden’s official website for more ways to listen.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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3XIT – Switch: A Progression to Pure Melodic Ascension

Finding the words to do 3XIT’s new hyped ambient mix of euphoria is an almost impossible task. His latest track which was released in March 2018; Switch is more of a sensation than a sound.  The pulsing vibrancy of the rhythm feeds its way through your being until you’re completely immersed within the EDM Dance beat, it’s hookish drops, build up’s and experimental breakdowns are the perfect combination of sounds if you’re looking for a minimalist track with plenty of bounce. I can pretty much guarantee you won’t hear a more melodic yet veracious beat this year, so head on over to Soundcloud where you can check out 3XIT’s fresh new drop that’s already well on it’s way to becoming a viral hit.

I’m no stranger to 3XIT’s experimental take to sound, he’s already blown me away once this year with his anthemic hit Diablo, yet, with Switch, he creates an ocean of ethereal sound for you to swim in and soak up the sentiment behind the track. Switch was inspired by 3XIT’s passion to see a more sustainable future inspired by Tesla Motors. Once you incorporate that into the sound, you’re taken to a utopian soundscape that you’re only too happy to get lost in.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Paraphine – Good Times: Virally Veracious EDM Dance with an Infusion of Pop Trance

If you’re looking for a blindingly powerful Dance EDM to compliment your up-beat playlists look no further than Paraphines track Good Times. The track is entrenched in iconic EDM style. It pulls no punches with the immersive drops and thrashing Dub effects. The breakdown was utterly unexpected from this track and if unpredictability isn’t a staple mark of a great dance hit then I’m not entirely sure what is. From start to finish every second is fuelled with a euphoria that other EDM artists out there just can’t match. There’s no wonder that Good Times went viral not too long after the tracks original release in 2017. Helena Korso’s Pop vocals are empoweringly uplifting over the electric beat that strays dangerously close to the Pop arena yet throws enough genre-defiance in there to make them pioneers of their pumped-up sound.

It’s been a pretty quiet year on the new release from for Paraphine. Here’s to hoping that they’re cooking up a sound to match the elemental fury of Good Times.

If you want to get into the summer spirit whatever the weather Check out Paraphine’s new mix Good Times on SoundCloud

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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3XIT – Diablo: Euphorically Ambient Engineered EDM

Diablo is the latest new Dance & EDM hit from 3XIT, the euphorically engineered mix is packed full of harsh snares, and a steady driving bassline that carries from the intro right into the climax of the track, where you’ll be hit with the pounding, pulsing drops that really take you down with them.

Every second of the 3:37 duration is infused with a palpable ecstasy that bleed through the sound that has been so deftly orchestrated by 3XIT, one of the most adventurous contenders in the arena of harsh EDM to date.

Diablo carries a pretty ominous narrative of impending doom within the lyrics, which just makes the track sound that little bit sweeter in my morbidly humble opinion.  It would definitely be on my end of the world party playlist, the doomsday clock is ticking, better to check out the track while you still have time. Fans of Skinny Puppy, Covenant, VNV Nation, Showtek & Infected Mushroom will love this track which mixes elements from an array of thrashing sounds from Psytrance to big room.

You can check out Diablo on SoundCloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/dj3xit/3xit-diablo

For more beats head on over to 3XIT’s official website:

http://dj3xit.com/

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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.

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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:

https://soundcloud.com/hellonegro/taneesha-in-wonderfunk-teaser

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

https://www.facebook.com/HelloNegro/

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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.

-Lilian-Debrah.

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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:

https://soundcloud.com/milenalainovic/milena-everyday-nick-van-gelder-remix

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

https://www.milenalainovic.com/

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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.

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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

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