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Resistance resonates in THE MAINSTREAM OFFICIAL’s harbingering electro-anthem, Part of the Problem

Harbingering signs of the times rarely resound in trancey house mixes, but here to bring consciousness under the club music umbrella is THE MAINSTREAM OFFICIAL with their debut single, Part of the Problem.

Part of the Problem is the first single to drop in a series of resistance-themed singles that the duo has crafted to unshackle us on the dancefloor and awaken our minds to the issues we partake in if we go about our daily lives with blinkers on.

Sobering and liberating in the same glossy produced breath, THE MAINSTREAM OFFICIAL is doing more than just breaking ground; they are fighting for the world we are all respectively attempting to save, destroying, and living in ambivalently. The vocals perfectly gel with the rhythmically arresting, tension-fuelled progressions as they project the myriad of global issues before compelling you to take a stand.

Part of the Problem is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Craymo Interview: Leading us into the real story on Love Me Or Leave Me Alone

We sat down with the ultra focused music producer/singer Craymo who shows us deep inside his music career. Currently showering the world with the pulsating new single, Love Me Or Leave Me Alone, we got to know more about sync placements, golf and Elvis.

Well, hello there, Craymo. Thanks so much for your time and we appreciate you chatting with us today about Love Me Or Leave Me Alone and more. First of all, did you dream about being a musician while growing up?

Hi there Llewelyn! Glad to meet you and happy to be chatting with you. Yes, I have always been a dreamer! Being a singer and performer was all I ever wanted to be as far back as I can remember. My earliest memories involve me singing into my Mom’s hairbrush in her dresser mirror all the while dancing and gyrating on my parents’ bed to Beatles and Elvis songs!

You’ve won many awards recently and have had many placements. Tell us more about the exciting progression in your career?

I have been writing songs since high school. I have had a lot of life experiences since then and have written a lot. The more you do something, the better you get at it. My songwriting has reflected the peaks and valleys in my life. I feel I am a much better songwriter now and recently I have been starting to receive praise for my songs. It’s nice to be recognized and acknowledged for my passion in life. I recently won Best Indie EP for “Love Power” and Best Pop Dance Song and Best Dance Music video for “One Love One World (We Are One) Freedom Mix” my song that promotes equality, inclusion, Hope, love, human rights and peace. I believe that we are one human race and we should treat each other with kindness, courtesy and respect. I wrote an anti-bullying song entitled “Be Myself” and a song about suicide prevention awareness entitled “Moment” after my 1st cousin Michael took his own life. I write about things I am passionate about and I am glad other people can relate to them.

Orlando, Florida, is your hometown. Do you spend most of your time there or where do you feel is the best place to find creative energy during these challenging times?

My current hometown is Orlando. I do spend a lot of time here. The creative energy here is very profound. I feel the best times to create are in the silence, the quiet times, meditating. Allowing yourself to tap into the cosmos. Every song I have ever written seems to have come to me from some other place or dimension.

Please let us know more about your golf game. Do you play regularly and what is your handicap?

Ha! My golf game is just for fun! No, I haven’t played in a while. My handicap is probably a fifteen.

What was the vision behind the creation of Love Me Or Leave Me Alone and who is this song for?

Love Me Or Leave Me Alone arose and was written out of angst and frustration over several dysfunctional relationships. We have all been there, the person who wants to spend the rest of your life with you then the next day they, all of a sudden, decide they want to break up! It’s total devastation, and it really messes with your heart and soul. It’s an ultimatum song.

Gaining sync placements is such a key avenue to a better revenue stream. Which platforms have you noticed actually assist you?

Yes, I am trying to focus more on getting sync placements for my music. I have had a lot of success by making personal connections with music supervisors and film makers. I like Music Supervisor.com/We Get Music, Music Xray and Tracks and Fields.

Last of all, do you have any tours or live shows on the horizon?

I don’t have any tours or shows lined up for the new year but “you never know what you least expect the most!” One of my Dad’s favorite sayings! I feel it’s time to perform on television again. The opportunity is knocking!

Get into this single via SoundCloud. Find out more on IG.

Interview by Llewelyn Screen

All isn’t fair in love and war in Orval Hill’s progressively immense alt EDM hip hop single, Nowhere

After a strikingly sombre alt-pop prelude complete with beckoningly harmonic vocal lines which pull you into the emotion of the release, Orval Hill’s latest feat of ‘schizo rap’, Nowhere, slams right into a body-rocking EDM hip hop anthem with scuzzy bass-drenched beats to pound your speakers to oblivion around the minor key piano stabs.

Nowhere is the ultimate testament to Orval Hill’s ability to wildly juxtapose the next progression against the last to accurately portray the off-kilter nature of the human mind. We like to fool ourselves that we’re rational creatures, but we rarely let logic get in the way of emotion. Orval Hill stays true to our animalistic proclivities while delivering contrasting declarations to prove that all isn’t fair in love and war. If anything encapsulates the clusterfuck of dating in the modern age, it’s the off-kilter exposition within Nowhere.

Nowhere is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Rapper, SnapDibz has unleashed his monster of a soulfully lusty EDM floorfiller, Eyes on Me

After racking up tens of thousands of streams on his hit singles, the independent American-born Indian rapper, SnapDibz has boldly stepped in a new direction for his latest dance track, Eyes on Me. The risk more than paid off. The dizzying disposition of the rap bars with the monumental drops leaves galvanising energy blasting through your speakers and makes a meal of your rhythmic pulses.

Infused with Bhangra beats and the powerful interplay between his snappy rap verses and the salaciously soul-awakening female pop vocals, the intense EDM earworm is set to set hearts on fire, fill floors, and connect with an audience seeking the ultimate anthem for their lusty encounters.

Eyes on Me, produced by Shrai, will officially release on November 16th. Check it out via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

B-Fix holds a candle in the firestorm of his EDM pop single, Come Back to Me

The Perth-born, London-based DJ, songwriter and music producer, B-Fix dialled the soul up to 11 in his latest progressive dance-pop hit, Come Back to Me. The future bass meets progressive house pop single holds a candle for the spark of a once-in-a-lifetime love while breaking sonic boundaries through B-Fix’s genre-obliterating inclination as an aural innovator.

B-Fix found his passion for music in the punk rock scene before dominating the EDM genre with his stormy high-energy hooks and ability to dizzy his audience with his bass-drenched drops. On the basis of Come Back to Me alone, innovation-hungry dance fans will want to save a spot on their radar. He has exactly what it takes to be bigger than Wave Racer, Vanic and Flume. Watch this space.

Come Back to Me officially released on October 21st. Check it out for yourselves on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

It’s four to the floor in Audio Jacked’s club hit, Love What You See

After his defiantly electric debut, Won’t Be Locked Down, which aired in early 2022, the UK-based songwriter and producer Audio Jacked (Daniel Puddick) is keeping the euphoria flowing. His latest EDM Pop hit, Love What You See, is a throwback to the era that saw him running club nights across the UK, but modernism didn’t go a miss in the clearly contemporary production that throws a few nods to the likes of Stardust and CeCe Peniston, but you’ll find no dust in this high-fire club hit.

One hit of the pulsating bass and we were right back on a 90s dancefloor, drinking in the lusty grooves and getting high on the salaciously powerful melodies that fizz with the kind of passion that can only transpire on those hedonistic nights enabled by rhythmically gifted producers such as Audio Jacked.

Love What You See officially dropped on October 14th. Check it out on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Never Leave Me Alone: Alessandra Boldrini wonders what she is fighting for on Neighbour’s Door

After feeling the rip-rattling discomfort from being cheated on rather cruelly, Alessandra Boldrini shows us the frustration caused from trying to be with someone who has clearly moved on with Neighbour’s Door.

Alessandra Boldrini is an Italian-born indie pop/EDM singer-songwriter who now lives in London, UK and graduated from BIMM London.

Always enchanting and glowing with charisma, Ale’s music style treads the line between Pop and EDM, echoing influence from the likes of Dua Lipa, Nono, Mabel, and Clean Bandit.” ~ taken from Alessandra’s bio

Classy all the way and bringing us a splendid single to reflect with, Alessandra Boldrini is rather tremendously energizing here and shows us her gorgeous vocals that are intertwined with smartly penned lyrics.

Neighbour’s Door from London, UK-based indie pop/EDM artist Alessandra Boldrini is such a beautiful song that has been made with so much connection to a traumatic moment. Showing us her bravery to move on from the heartbreak and be free again, we find a hugely promising young creative who is only getting started.

Moving on and brushing off the past can only set you on the right road again.

Hear this lovely new single on Spotify and see more on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Saint Josie speaks for ‘The Lost’ in her indie electro-clash anthem

After her 2020 debut, the independent electronica artist and producer Saint Josie has picked up ample traction with her rock-licked feats of alt-electro. Their latest single, The Lost, is a bass-drenched remedy for the outliers, for anyone that doesn’t fit in with the constrictive constraints of normalcy and finds themselves astray by their authenticity.

Saint Josie’s music and content as a social media influencer focus on her experience as a trans woman, documenting her daily life and transcribing her journey, healing and growth. The Lost, despite its emotionally balanced depth, is an awakening electro-clash anthem which will show you just how sweet it can be when you truly embody your own autonomy. Fans of Fischerspooner will easily make The Lost a playlist staple.

The Lost was officially released on October 1st. Hear it on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Take a trip with NSJ’s debut dark techno hit, Aya – Wasca

The up-and-coming artist, NSJ, launched his debut dark techno track, Aya – Wasca, on September 30th. Strap yourself in for a speaker-slamming ride through the transcendent production by Quantum Fractal.

While the solid basslines reverberate, spacey hardstyle kicks and harsh snares become the centre of gravity in this intoxicatingly stratospheric instrumental release that allowed NSJ to assert himself immediately as one to watch. With the latter half of Aya – Wasca, the production picks up industrial intensity before the final crescendo that could easily fill a floor and leave it at the mercy of the builds of this stellar feat of bass-riding euphoria.

Aya – Wasca is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Dare Wood – Sandman: Optimism Has Never Sounded Sweeter

Dare Wood’s lyrically awakening latest EDM hit, Sandman, is undeniably for the dreamers. The Nashville-based up and coming artist has developed a staunch following with his fusionist sound, which pushes together textures of hip hop, pop, and dance to complement his Rockstar vocal delivery and lyrical storytelling. Sandman balances emotional vulnerability and realism with introspective gold that listeners can cash in every time they sink into the immersively melodic hit.

Just a month after the release of Sandman, it has racked up 26k streams on SoundCloud alone. The rhythmic grooves and the arrestive passion that was poured into every facet of the production pushes EDM into unchartered waters. Yet that does little to quash the commercial potential of the wordsmith & sonic pioneer who promises to remain on the edge of breaking new trends as his style perpetually evolves.

Stream Sandman on SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast