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Rick Cedana ft. Nasrene – Gold: The EDM Collaboration of the Summer

I’m calling it, it will be a crime against humanity if Rick Cedana and Nasrene call it quits on their collaboration after the release of their single Gold.

The beat behind the Electro Pop hit is absolutely flawless and Nasrene’s vocals are just the cherry on the cake around the veraciously lush swirls of synth which are dripping with sweet reverb. The drops which lead up to the chorus are sure to make you appreciate Rick Cedana’s deft talents as an EDM artist. Any fans of Avicii, Tame Impala and Ellie Goulding are sure to appreciate the aural alchemy that the two recording artists have cooked up. Usually, when you’re treated to such a solid beat the lyricism is barely up to scratch, but it’s safe to say that isn’t an issue with Gold. The track contains the perfect amount of infectious bitter-sweet romanticism

You can check out the official video to Gold out for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now. I’d do it now, before It goes viral and you’re the last one to check out one of the most stunning Electro Pop songs of the Summer.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ray Ramon – Bad Bad Man: The Explosive Bounce of Pop EDM Mixed with the Hype of House

Nothing prepared me for the aural explosion which put my headphones to the test when I hit play on Ray Ramon’s latest single Bad Bad Man. There’s bounce… then there’s bounce.

Bad Bad Man is a glorious cocktail of Pop, EDM, and House, to try and explain how much hype is packed into the beat whilst it thrashes through the high-tempo swathes of ecstasy is pretty much an impossible task. So, you can check out Ray Ramon’s latest single Bad Bad Man for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

On top of the electric beats, Ray Ramon is one of those rare artists you will happen across from time to time whose charm and charisma is infectious, after you’ve listen to Bad Bad Man crash to a cataclysmic close you’re going to want to devour his earlier work. Thankfully the Nigerian born Australian based recording artist has plenty of vibrant beats in his back catalogue.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Prez – Love Tonight: The Ultimate EDM Genre Mash

Prez’s latest EDM drop Love Tonight is a globally inspired, romantically hard-wired track which fuses dance floor euphoria with the sultry soundscapes of R&B. The tentatively slow pacing of Love Tonight provides the perfect level of ambience around the hype and kick of the 800 beats as they create a solid level for Prez to lay down his vocals upon.

Vocally, the track could have been stronger but there’s no disputing whether Prez’s voice is evocatively powerful, yet, in parts the vocals were allowed to bleed into the track a little too much for you to keep full attention and keep up with the lyrics. However, with a beat so lucidly cathartic, that is hardly a crime. Love Tonight is packed with plenty of inviting harmony which has got me psyched to hear what Prez cooks up next with his inventive genre-mashing aural offerings.

You can check out Prez’s latest single Love Tonight which was released in July 2018 by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dionne Blaize – Intoxicated: Timelessly Anthemic EDM

Dionne Blaize may not have created anything all too prodigal with her latest single Intoxicated, instead she created something timelessly anthemic. The up and coming Soul-inspired vocalist layered her overwhelmingly resounding vocal talent over a high-vibe Dance House mix for the ultimate rapturous effect. There certainly aren’t many artists around on the scene today putting out her rare mix of Soul and euphoria which has the ability to take you right back to the nineties. It’s clear that Dionne is an artist creating music with the pure agenda of giving people soundscapes which can make them just as euphoric as the mix. Even the lyricism to Intoxicated serves to amplify the momentum behind the beat, if by the time the track fades out you don’t feel like an absolute queen, you may have to hit repeat and listen to the harsh hits and drops around one of the strongest voices in EDM I’ve heard this side of 2005.

You can check out Intoxicated as well as the other eleven tracks from Dionne Blaize’s latest album Contagious via Spotify now; it may just prove to be the most infectious Dance mix you’ve checked out this year.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Capital P – High for This: EDM-Inspired R&B

If you like you R&B EDM-inspired and a little on the ambient side, you’re going to adore the softly hyped soundscape of Capital P’s latest single High for This.

The intro to the track orchestrated by the deftly skilful German artist kicks off at a tentative pace and seamlessly slides into a melodic synth-driven mix with just the perfect pinch of reverb by the time you get to the bridge. The track may run at a slower pace to your average R&B track, but the amount of harmony which is weaved into the multi-layered beat is more than enough to sink your teeth into. There are no dramatic drops or offerings of unrestrained vocals, High for This was just an offering of pure R&B Soul which is an absolute pleasure to slip into.

High for This was also the perfect testament to Capital P’s vocal ability; there aren’t many R&B crooners who could keep that same sonorously sensual rhythm right the way through the track. You can check out Capital P’s latest single which dropped July 20th, 2018 on SoundCloud now, you can also head on over to their official website for more.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Twalle – Remind Me to Forget Remix; Bringing the Euphoric Amplification The Track Always Deserved

I’ll admit, I wasn’t much of a fan of Kygo & Miguel’s hit single Remind Me to Forget, yet when Twalle got his deft hands on the mix to amplify it under his unique EDM styling the track was completely transformed. Twalle instilled all of the hype and dizzying drops that Remind Me to Forget clearly should have already contained in the first place. Somehow the lyrics became even more resonant after the up and coming producer riddled in plenty of smacks and snares of the 808’s over the previously down-tempo mix and the vocals were shunted up a few pitches. As for the drops, well, they can speak for themselves between the bridges which are now home to euphoric ecstasy and wouldn’t sound out of place on a crowded dancefloor.

You can check out Twalle’s remix of Remind Me to Forget along with his earlier remixes by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Keep up to date with Twalle’s latest remixes by heading over to Facebook and following the artist who definitely doesn’t deserve to remain on the underground.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Emdykay – 301: A Debut of Anthemically Engineered EDM

Emdykay’s deubt EDM drop ‘301’ is perfect for anyone looking for a melodically fluid arrangement which has plenty of hooks and drops which collide through the otherwise ambient mid-tempo mix.
301 is the first single Emdykay has released so far, as first drops go, I’d say they don’t get much more promising.

The harsh smacks and snares of the EDM work in contrast to the synth in this digitally rendered offering of pure anthemic summer-soaked hype. How Emdykay managed to riddle that amount of breakdowns and build ups into a three minute track I’m not all too sure, but what I am sure of is that Emdykay is the ultimate testament to his talent and command over euphoric soundscapes.

There’s little room for vocals in the instrumental only beat which carries plenty enough emotion through the momentum of the progression. In short, 301 won’t fail to leave you hyped, so check out Emdykay’s latest single which dropped July 2018 on SoundCloud now and whack it where it belongs; on your EDM Dance playlists.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Skinny the Apocalypse – The Digital Self: Lucidly Progressive Industrial EDM

Skinny the Apocalypse are back with their latest single The Digital Self; a mash up of Prog Rock and Industrious EDM. The end result? Mind blowing.

The harsh, haunted macabre ensembles progress seamlessly throughout the mix, creating a resonance that really draws you into the melodies, especially when they start to throw you off with extended, intricately sublime guitar riffs around the digital effects. Whilst the lyrics don’t really add much to the mix due to their sporadic placements, and lack of contingency, they add the perfect touch of humanity in an otherwise mechanically dominated track. I’ve spent my life listening to EDM and never come across a sound as progressive and prodigal as what Skinny the Apocalypse have cooked up.

It’s easy to get lost within the lucid mix, combined with the music video, you’re in for one hell of a trip! You can check out Skinny the Apocalypse’s latest track The Digital Self for yourself over on YouTube.

Connect with Skinny the Apocalypse and keep up to date with their future releases by heading over to Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Talia Perez – West Coast: Introducing EDM Pop Royalty

Slapping the label of EDM onto Talia Perez’s latest Dance hit West Coast doesn’t come close to encapsulating just how alive this track is. If any track has the potential to blow your speakers; it’s this one. She wraps her soaring soulful melodic vocals around some of the punchiest euphotic beats I’ve heard drop this summer. From start to finish, West Coast is packed full of Talia’s overwhelming attitude which proves that she can match her male counterparts all too easily in the EDM game.

At the age of only 18 Talia Perez has proven that she has the potential to dominate the EDM Pop game with her abilities as a singer songwriter and musician. In short, she’s an absolute queen. You can check out Talia Perez’s latest anthemically hyped single on SoundCloud now. West Coast was dropped on June 25th to treat EDM fans to the perfect offering of Summer soaked beats. A track this fresh could really only have been born out of Los Angeles. Calvin Harris may be one of Talia’s influences, but I would put my money on it that she’ll be dominating the charts alongside him in no time at all if West Coast is anything to go by.

Keep up to date with the prodigal child of EDM Pop’s latest releases by heading over to Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Paul Alty’s Orchestration of Momentum-Fuelled EDM

As someone who grew up on the music of New Order and Depeche Mode, it was practically impossible for me not to fall in love with Paul Alty’s latest EDM Dance album.

The Liverpool, UK based artist may be up and coming but his command of electronica is something that all too many mature EDM artists would die for. Vocals are rendered unnecessary in his compositions which carry so much emotion through the synthesised effect they tell you all you need to know about the motivation behind the sound. There’s a brilliant amount of resistance carried within the multi-layered beat which carries a dizzying amount of momentum. The drops may be relatively subtle in comparison to Deep House mixes, but the end result still has the same rollercoaster effect where you feel as though your stomach lining has been replaced by rocks.

The self-confessed synth geek has proven that all of the time invested pawing over synthesisers and drum machines has paid off with his ability to create tracks as momentously euphoric as the one’s contained in his latest album.

You can check out Paul Alty’s latest album Pulse for yourselves by heading over to  SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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