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Hapi’s ‘Deep End’ is the bouncy and fresh SirChaz and Sofia Remix

Hapi’sDeep End‘ from SirChaz and Sofia is the Remix that we needed in 2020. This has that fresh new vibe that we all should turn up loud.

Born and raised in Westchester, New York, Charles Hochfelder aka SirChaz is an artist manager, business developer and network connector along with being a dj/producer.  Together with his girlfriend Sofia, they are SirChaz and Sofia.

You feel like the love has thrown you into the deep end but you try and keep your eyes open. You don’t want to be let down again and are a little bit unsure but you carry on. You look in the mirror but something happens. You have so many butterflies and you can’t stop thinking about this. There are blue skies so you look at them, will it all be okay?

Hapi’sDeep End‘ from SirChaz and Sofia is a groovy beat and the electro tingled love-letters are a blessing to hear. This a song that needs to be on all playlists are there is a beauty here. Things are so simple and the track meshes into a great plus for 2020. This is a fine effort and a groovy song to reflect and dance to.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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New York’s multi-talented storyteller Nikki Taylor is excellent on new single ‘Games’

Taken off her electric new EP ‘Siren‘, New York singer-songwriter, indie-hip hop artist and actress Nikki Taylor, is back with the indie-pop fused single ‘Games‘.

With a voice that grabs your attention like a song that makes you stop. This is an electro-food fusion that makes the whole listen a happy one. This is about standing up for yourself as you learnt from feeling so low. You know that the time for mindless games is over, you have seen through all the fake games and now you are stronger for moving on.

This is a fresh artist who is growing before our eyes, she has stopped the mind games around her and is on a mission for independence from unfit influences. The way her voice projects is so fresh, she is so tired of small things that mean so little taking up space. This is a poet who is ready to move into her own zone and Nikki Taylor’sGames‘ is an excellent track.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Tyler Hunt sends us the perfect disco-house dazzler with ‘Steal Our Love’

Tyler Hunt sends us the perfect disco-house dazzler with ‘Steal Our Love‘.

Tyler Hunt is a pop artist who’s first internet success on something completely unrelated to music, his Halloween channel, HTJ halloween, spawned a music career that is gaining more and more momentum as we speak. The vocals are effortless and smooth with a beat that is so splendid that you dust off your old party shoes. Those smart ones that make you slide.

This is a singer-songwriter who is making music on his laptop, putting his ideas into action. With a lot of artists awaiting the studios to open up again during this horrible pandemic, Tyler is instead ahead of the hungry pack, his focus can go on getting big festivals instead of recordings when things get back to normal.

Steal Our Love‘ from Tyler Hunt is a scrumptious mix of electro-pop pureness and this is a song to dance to. All night long.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Brooklyn’s Mick Dove is fantastic on indie-electro filled beat on ‘Pinhole’

Brooklyn’s Mick Dove is fantastic on the electric indie-electro filled beat on ‘Pinhole‘.

You have lusty dreams with this special soul and you know what you want. You whisper in each others ears, the passion is there but can you get what you want? The tension is there and you love everything about this and you feel like they are an angel, sent to make you happy. Things are up and down for now but this will hopefully change to make your dreams come true.

The music is so subtle, the beat is so catchy and the music is different from normal. The creation is brilliant and Mick takes us on a worldly music. You can tell that he is a talented producer is a master at what he does, the vocals add a style that is so New York.

The indie-electronic artist from Brooklyn, Mick Dove, is on fire here for his new song called ‘Pinhole‘. He adds an element of class here in 2020.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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North West England’s NTHN brings us hauntingly beautiful album ‘Delta’

UK singer-producer NTHN brings us a real gem with the release of his latest indie-electronic album called ‘Delta‘.

Singer and producer from the North West in England, NTHN draws from hip hop and emo rap. Composing and sampling dark and ambient atmospheric sounds inspired by metal and emo genres, NTHN is inspired by his immediate surroundings and is using his music to break down the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and displays of vulnerability. A self-taught producer, he started out as purely instrumental but has begun to bring in his own vocals as he becomes more confident in his sound.

Expansive and nuanced, NTHN’s debut album ‘Delta‘ is a candid and therapeutic exploration into his own journey with mental health. Taking inspiration from early Bring Me The Horizon and Clams Casino, this new album sees NTHN exploring new sounds and influences whilst resampling his older work providing seamless continuity.

Totally written and recorded and produced by himself, NTHN explains the process as cathartic, allowing him to accept the many facets of his identity. Wanting to break the stigma surrounding mental health, particularly men’s mental health, ‘Delta‘ is structured in three distinct phases; awareness, acceptance and action. Wanting to celebrate his different influences and showcase his versatility as an artist, the album varies in genre, with each track addressing a different aspect of his struggle with mental health. He certainly has achieved his goal here as standout tracks ‘Alone’ and ‘Enough’ are so terrific and really hit home the hard truths of the powerful mind.

I love how honest this album is. NTHN has brought us an important message and the hope is that other men reach out if they are feeling down. The only way to feel better is to reach out to those close to you as another soul is so important to your heart right now. With closed doors and staying inside too much due to covid, mental health is even more vital right now. ‘Delta‘ is such a terrific release and helps with it’s soothing energy and top production. This is a top release that must be heard by young and old.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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This Burning Age cover Sia’s ”Elastic Heart” and make it their own

UK Alt-Electro-Rock Band This Burning Age have just covered Sia’s ”Elastic Heart” and have released a music video too. The video is dark and moody and the band have really put their signature touch on this track.

Their influences range into very different genres such as New Wave, Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Neue Deutsche Härte, Synth-pop, Post-Rock, Goth, Drum & Bass and Trip-hop. This is a diverse band and the originally is clear for all to see.

Covers can be up and down but I feel like the This Burning Age have done well with this song and I really enjoyed the video. They take us down a dark and memorizing road that has made this song their own. The video is excellently produced and they they capture the vision perfectly. Whilst some may find this video a bit sad, others will marvel at the creativity. The Birmingham act are going to be pushing their sound as soon as venues open up and will be a must-see live performance as they move up the ranks of the UK music scene.

Stream the song right here and catch more of this exciting band via their YouTube page.

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Review by Llewelyn Screen

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New Diplomat’s dance pop is at its best yet with ‘Set You Up’

San Francisco based indie/electro-pop outfit New Diplomat have released a track and accompanying visual for ‘Set You Up’ from their ‘New Diplomat EP’. 

A well-known staple in the west coast indie-pop world, New Diplomat have certainly returned to the heights that helped them get there. ‘Set You Up’ is an effeminately groovy affair which sees the band employ a wider array of darker, synthier sounds and meatier hooks. It’s electronic, rumbly, and drives with a deep soundscape that feels more attuned to concrete dancefloors than rooftop bars.  

‘Set You Up’ is a powerfully solid release from a band who should already be on the radar of many indieheads, and it’s worth throwing up onto your upbeat, electro-inspired playlists and collections. 

You can check out New Diplomat’s ‘Set You Up’ on YouTube here

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Tom Bem changes direction with his self-aware new track ”Connection”

Building a connection, each day another lesson learnt. Setting new intentions, with no expectations.

In a changed world that is grappling with the sad state of affairs, London producer Tom Bem returns with an incredibly self-aware track called ‘’Connection’’. This beautifully crafted song explores that real feeling of communicating spiritually with other humans. This new release starts off majestically and puts my mind at ease, showing off Tom’s clear-to-see production skills. He then drops a gritty beat halfway to get us in the mood, to dance off any frustrations that we currently may have.

Tom Bem is a talented self produced singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from South East London, who’s first music release was in 2012. He creates sounds for yoga as well as teaching Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and is an AcroYoga teacher.

Tom and Pip Elysium are a dedicated AcroYoga partnership and co-founders of School of AcroYoga. Their School of AcroYoga: Launch Party in Shoreditch is scheduled for 6th June and we hope it will still take place as it looks like a night not to miss.

Tom’s new release ‘’Connection’’ is a change of direction from his previous R&B/Soul music from before. I’m fascinated by this new move from Tom and his ever-maturing sound that is welcome, in a world lacking a true connection right now. This is an artist that isn’t afraid to reinvent himself and for that he should be applauded and appreciated.

Stream & follow Tom Bem here on SoundCloud: SoundCloud

Review by Llewelyn Screen

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REWIND – Hey Child: Euphorically Tensile Progressive House

Think of all the key components needed to create a perfect euphoric Progressive House anthem. Then hit play on the radio edit of REWIND’s club hit “Hey Child” and count them as they work under the deft rhythmic mastery of the up and coming artist and producer.

The Radio Edit of Hey Child makes the high-octane vivid mix perfect for your multi-purpose playlists. But let’s face it, tracks such as Hey Child were born to become floor-filling anthems. Even in the frosty grips of January, Hey Child will have you feeling the Summer festival heat.

Hey Child Kicks off with teasing sauntering rhythms before the track seamlessly switches into a serving of unadulterated tensile energy. Thanks to the almost instantaneous hook which follows the prelude, you’ll be suitably immersed for when REWIND hits you with soaring melodies and dizzying climaxes.

You can check out Hey Child for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Divine Astronaut – Undone: Darkly Ensnaring Alt Electronica

Any fans of Portishead, Massive Attack, and Bjork are going to want to check out the debut single “Undone” from the Electronic duo Divine Astronaut.

There’s a uniquely foreboding atmospheric feel to Undone, but simultaneously, it was also one of the most solacing soundscapes I’ve heard this year. Yes, Undone came with a slightly apocalyptic feel, but the downtempo pacing of the instrumentals meant that even though they were doom-laden, they still provided plenty of catharses.

There’s a succinct delicacy to Undone which has plenty to do with Livvy Holland’s striking yet reassuring vocals; I really don’t make reference to the aforementioned artists lightly. With Holland’s vocals, and Moonhead’s production and multi-instrumentalism combined, Undone was a pioneering feat of Alt Electro ingenuity.

Instead of relying on harsh cacophonous noise to bring weight to the single, the gentle dystopian tones are sobering enough to leave you captivated from the prelude to the outro, and for a fair time after that. Divine Astronaut isn’t the type of Electronic artist easily found, and nor are they the type to be easily forgotten.

You can check out Divine Astronaut’s darkly ensnaring single Undone for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast