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NOTFUNK Release Their Latest Sticky Sweet Synth Wave Drop “On My Own”

Any fans of harmonically infused emotively mastered Synth Wave Pop will appreciate the latest single “On My Own” from up and coming artist NOTFUNK.

Uniquely, EDM track allows the lyricism to be the main focus, as NOTFUNK use the lyrical verses allow you to follow a poignant narrative with the light analogue synth notes carving out progressive melodies complete with euphoric drops.

Erica Rosa Cappiello’s vocals sit high above the mix which composer, producer and sound designer Tiziano Cappiello crafted, with the artist’s deft talents combined On My Own serves as an antidote to the sterility so commonly found in EDM music. It’s perceptible that they allowed their creativity and expression to carve out a soundscape which won’t fail to resonate as organically indulgent.

NOTFUNK’s latest single On My Own will be released on June 21st and will be available to check out here

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Semicold – Snowbirds Say Goodbye: An Expressively Experimental Offering of Progressive EDM

When was the last time you heard an Instrumental EDM track which perceptibly allowed the artist to get truly creative and expressive with their soundscape? It’s not something that you get the pleasure of discovering every day, that’s why it was so incredibly refreshing to hit play on the independent artist Semicold’s latest single “Snowbirds Say Goodbye”.

In their artist bio, you’ll spot the statement “I make music, not perfection”, if that attitude isn’t enough to leave you irreverently enamoured by the artist, the music will be. Snowbirds Say Goodbye moves from a cinematically vintage EDM arrangement into a poignant and reflective offering of Neo-Classical, before moving onto an EDM Trap style beat. After that, you can expect primal rhythms to immerse you even further into the single before a drop you definitely would never have seen coming. It’s one thing to pack so many different arrangements into one four-minute track, but it’s quite another for it all to happen so seamlessly.

You can check out Semicold’s latest single Snowbirds Say Goodbye for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Angelo V’s Reggae Rock Masterpiece “Medusa” Receives the Prog House Treatment with the Abludo Remix

If you’re looking a hypnotic aural serving of transcendentally energised catharsis, look no further than the Abludo Remix of London-based singer, guitarist and songwriter Angelo V’s single “Medusa”.

The progressive single utilises its extended length to treat you to a soundscape which is constantly evolving and simultaneously leaving you even more immersed in the warm multi-layered mix which offers plenty of rhythm, bass and mesmerism. Yet, thanks to the sticky-sweet reverb which has been poured over Medusa in the Abludo Remix, there’s still an incredibly mellifluous feel to single. While Abludo’s remix infuses plenty of adrenaline into the track, Angelo’s unique mixture of guitar-led Reggae Rock remains as arrestingly potent just as it does in the original version.

To hear such a raw, bluesy Indie Rock hit receive an EDM reinvention is nothing short of captivating.

You can check out Medusa -Abludo Remix for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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SO release their latest Urban EDM genre mash-up with “On the Mic”

If you’re anything like me, you’ll hear a soundscape which was strictly moulded by the constraints of just one genre and feel thoroughly disappointed. But thankfully, plenty of artists are waking up to the possibilities of completely throwing away the notion of genre compliance.

SO are just one of the acts who have seen the light and are reinventing how their tracks resonate with the listener. While that may make my job of describing their tracks incredibly difficult, the ingenuity behind the mix is more than appreciated.

With each progression of their latest single “On the Mic” you’re left with the anticipation of how the track will seamlessly evolve next. Typically, progressive singles usually happen over the duration of an extended track, yet On the Mic treats you to a consistently progressive mix in under three minutes. On the Mic should be of plenty of interest to fans of Alt Hip Hop and experimental Electronica. If you could imagine a mash up of Bjork and Skepta, you might be able to get an idea of what SO have cooked up with their latest single.

You can check out SO’s single On the Mic for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Leigh Bryans – Lost Time: This One Is Definitely for the Beat Freaks

Trance may just be the hardest genre of all for an up and coming artist to stand out within. Yet, Leigh Bryans won’t have to worry about that being the case for his relentless veracious mixes which carry a commanding amount of aural vehemence. The perfect introduction to the producer’s merciless approach to Trance is their standout single “Lost Time”.

While some music is composed to comfort, Lost Time is a track which is all about disconcerting the listener at the same time as commanding rhythmic attention through the unrelenting smacks on the drum pads which come with a potently magnetic pull. It’s not often that you can call Trance entrancing, but Leigh Bryans is by no means your average Trance artist.

You can check out Leigh Bryans standout track Lost Time for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud where you will also find their earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tomorrow’s Child – The Future Must Be Built from the Heart: A Debut of Grittily Euphoric EDM

“The Future Must Be Built from the Heart” is the upcoming single from UK-based producer Tomorrow’s Child who has a perceptibly deft hand in creating futuristic EDM mixes which carry the perfect balance of ominous tonality and gritty euphoria. Expect big reverberant beats and layers of dark Industrial macabre alchemy. I’m just a bit gutted I wasn’t on a sticky dancefloor when I heard the drop for the first time. But judging by the commercial potential of Tomorrow’s Child’s mix, DJs would have to be tone deaf not to make this a playlist essential.

With the track standing at just over 7 minutes long there’s plenty of room for progression, and Tomorrow’s Child takes full advantage of the extended duration with the clever transgressions which are found within The Future Must Be Built from the Heart.

The Future Must Be Built from the Heart is due for release today, you can check it out on Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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KINGZMN – Crossfire ft. Jayydee: Alt EDM Pop at its Most Anthemic

With the palpable amount of aural chemistry between KINGZMN and Jayydee it should come as no surprise that they decided to combine their deftly talented forces once more to create a clever yet instantly accessible Alt Pop single.

Straight from the prelude you get a sense from the depth and hypnotic textures of the beats that “Crossfire” isn’t going to be your typical Pop track. With anthemic build ups and even bigger drops all contained within a polished Pop soundscape and paired with their vocal talent, there’s probably no better track to add to your hyped summer playlists right now. The radio-ready single stands as a testament of talent for everyone involved within the writing and production process. It’s not easy knocking up an earworm, even if it does seem as though KINGZMN did it with relative ease.

You can check out KINGZMN and Jayydee’s latest release Crossfire for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lo Digz Drops His Latest Fresh Hit of Future Bass with Single “Epica”

If you haven’t already jumped on the melodically electrifying hype of Lo Digz’ latest single “Epica”, it’s safe to say that for any fans of Industrial Future Bass, you’re already well overdue.

The instrumental track is just one of the mesmeric mixes put out by the up and coming artist this year, but as long as those stream counts continue to skyrocket, Lo Digz won’t have to wait around for too long before he ascends to the same heights as the likes of Flume, San Holo, and Louis the Child.

The US-based artist allows the track to kick off with soft and ambient rhythms before seamlessly sliding into a bass-heavy viscerally euphoric mix, the drops may not be massive, but that doesn’t stop them from hitting hard.

You can get ready to meet your new EDM earworm and check out Lo Digz latest single Epica for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Knolly serves up an experimental EDM genre-mash with latest single “Gateway 59”

“Gateway 59” is just one of the singles found on up and coming EDM artist Knolly’s debut album “Melancholy King” – which a is title that pretty much sums up what I have to say about Knolly’s signature style. But perhaps it doesn’t allude to how textured and hypnotic the experimental mix is.

With layers of Deep House, Hip Hop, Synth Pop and Indie, Knolly knocked up a mix which is quite literally the epitome of prodigal. Even though the bass is constant, and the beats hit hard, the single still sits in between a soundscape and a dreamscape. It is through the morose lyrics and the softly versed vocals the melancholy hits – and it may be safe to say that melancholy has never sounded sweeter.

You can check out Knolly’s latest single Gateway 59 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Chance the Closer – When the Party Calls: The EDM Rap Anthem Your Playlists Have Been Missing

Chance the Closer’s latest release “When the Party Calls” is a full on aural attack on the senses when you hit play. There’s no gently luring you into the chaos of the EDM Rap track which has plenty of intricate progressions throughout the mix. By keeping the beats unpredictable It would seem that Chance found the perfect way to constantly feed euphoria into the anthemics of the mix which has been polished to perfection.

The US-based up and coming Rap artist clearly had no intention of assimilating any other Urban, Alt, or EDM artist when he created the hard tempo hit which is all too tempting to crank up and let the feverish mix envelop you.  Expect a smooth cocktail of elements of Future Pop, Balkan Beats and Hard Style.

You can check out When the Party Calls for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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