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Gee Beanie spoke in fluent ‘Body Language’ in his Reggaetronic debut single.

The pan-African singer-songwriter Gee Beanie sent the sensuality in the EDM genre through the roof with his cultural tapestry of a Reggaetronic debut single, Body Language, which dropped on August 25.

With his soulfully smooth vocal lines adding a sultry veneer over kicking and vibrant house-meets-afro-pop beats that bolster the intricate indie staccato melodies, Body Language is intoxicating and arrests the rhythmic pulses as well as a track with such a title should.

His ability to infuse his laid-back attitude into an exhilarating yet intimately enticing production that could enliven any dancefloor is sure to seal his successful fate in the industry.

It isn’t every day that an artist who can revolutionise a genre comes around. Save a spot on your radar for the pioneering song crafter; we have no doubts that even bigger beats are in the pipeline, especially with the promise of his debut LP, Be My Alibi?, which will be released in Spring 2024.

Stream Body Language on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Float with the tropic flotsam in Agaaze’s open psychedelic love letter ‘Cinnamon Paradise’

Rochester, NY multi-instrumentalist, artist and producer, Agaaze reached the pinnacle of sonically sugared electronic dream pop with his latest single, Cinnamon Paradise.

With tropic pop textures adding temperate soul by the smorgasbord, the dreamy release envelopes you with the pure pining emotion which inspired the love letter to his crush. For six sweet minutes, the breakthrough artist takes you on a psychedelic trip through his innocent affection while the genre-fluid instrumentals break the monocultural mould.

Currently attending the University of Michigan, Agaaze built the foundations for his music career at age six while learning classical guitar. In the coming years, he experimented with jazz guitar, trumpet and South Indian Carnatic vocal lessons, winning classical and jazz guitar awards along the way, in addition to performing at the Rochester Jazz Festival and playing classical guitar on WXXI radio in 2019.

In 2020, Agaaze started to compose his own music, inspired by an eclectic array of artists, including Tame Impala, Tyler, the Creator and Pink Floyd. His debut EP, A Portal Inside, arrived in December 2021.

Cinnamon Paradise is now available to stream on Spotify, along with the sophomore single, For You, which dropped on December 30th.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Philip Pendleton has unveiled his chilling synth score, Welcome to Orange County

Videogame composer, instrumentalist and songwriter Philip Pendleton has released his latest instrumental synth score, Welcome to Orange County. The subversively chilly soundscape detracts from the warm LA warmth to introduce you to a darker side of the metropolis.

The ornate synths carry orchestral undertones in their glassily spacey timbre, bringing with them a beguiling sense of dystopia while you immerse yourself in the UK-born, USA-residing composer’s depiction of the region.

Being the son of the founder of the 60s pop group, Pretty Things could have easily left Pendleton in the shadow of his father’s supremacy; on the basis of his accoladed career and the cinematic distinction in Welcome to Orange County, he notably stepped into his own limelight.

Welcome to Orange County officially released on September 21st. Check it out on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

TheMindSettlers set the ambient pace in their latest oceanic alt-electro single, TakeyourTime

For their latest alt-ambient single, TakeyourTime, the Montreal experimental electronic duo, TheMindSettlers borrowed the rhythmic pulses of the ocean to remind their ever-growing fanbase that pace is the trick and to provide an opportunity to dip into a pool of lush azure chords.

The Aphex Twin influence is just about legible in the natural pace of the single, which is tinged by the duo’s respective affinities for the rave scene and Skinny Puppy-era industrial music. The instrumentals may be minimal, but TakeyourTime is still a force of meditative nature to be reckoned with. It stands as a testament to TheMindSettlers’ ability to deliver everything their moniker promises.

With more releases in the pipeline, TheMindSettlers are worth a spot on your radar and your ambient playlists.

In the duo’s own words, here is what they had to say about their latest production:

The idea came when we went around the city of Montreal and found some surfers close to Lachine Canal. The base chords remind the flow of the water, and we added a water noise sample in the background to accentuate that feeling.

TakeyourTime is now available to stream on Spotify and SoundCloud.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

OXYG3N introduces us to the ‘New Electric’ in his cinematic electronica single

After growing up on an aural diet of Hooverphonic and Portishead, finding stellar trip-hop in this era is often a thankless mission, but OXYG3N allowed the endeavour to pay off in his recently released ambient work, New Electric.

Right from the prelude, the emotional magnetism in the reverb grips you before pulling you into the hauntingly cinematic track that almost resonates as spiritual. With the chorally quiescent vocals floating in the ether above the snappy structure of the beats and the mellifluous synth melodies, it’s impossible to feel anything less than transfixed once this meditative yet visceral all the same track reaches its outro.

It scarcely comes as a surprise that OXY3N can rack up tens of thousands of streams with singles such as Forbidden Cube, which leans on hip hop with more weight than New Electric, but you’ll still hear nuances of urban grit in the sonic bliss. It is officially better than anything Beach House has released in recent years. For your soul’s sake, delve in.

New Electric is now available to stream via Spotify, along with OXYG3N’s other tranquil hits.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

shoegazer brings in the future of bass house with his latest single, ‘Modest Revolt’.


Tokyo-based music producer shoegazer’s eclectic style fuses ethereal ambience and unbridled energy with aggressively caustic textures to deliver a multifaceted sound that is only synonymous with his moniker.

His latest release, Modest Revolt, is a progressively electrifying hit that doesn’t discriminate on the genres under the EDM umbrella it draws from. With euphoric bass house-style drops and glitchy increments of dub house, Modest Revolt is an aural force to be reckoned with.

Many artists may have started to take the multi-genre approach, but very few can seamlessly meld the contrasting textures and make a hit that would make a dancefloor writhe like shoegazer can.

Modest Revolt is due for release on July 16th; check out shoegazer on Soundcloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Strange Melody put an experimental spin on Eurodance with ‘Don’t Go’

‘Don’t Go’ is the latest single released by Poland-born, Belgium-based DJ and producer Strange Melody. If any Eurodance track is going to make you nostalgic for t.A.T.u., it is this experimentally progressive single.

Don’t Go switches between direct deliverances of spoken word to hyper pop vocals that add to the sense of arresting anticipation as you’re left to wonder what aural curveballs will follow the preceding ones.

It’s a stunning release that stands as a testament to Strange Melody’s refreshingly diverse sound; expect atmospheric breakbeats, ominous symphonic tones and infectious future bass-style choruses that make an earworm of Don’t Go.

Stream Don’t Go via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Techno Victim’s techno-funk hybrid, ‘Funk It’, is the ultimate EDM playlist staple.

If you like your techno on the darker side of the tonal palette, you’ll want to immerse yourselves in Techno Victim’s (AKA Christopher Rapkin) latest single Funk It. The international EDM artist and producer weaved organic funk grooves amongst the chilling bass-driven tones; despite the experimentalism, Funk It is as easy to slip into as any of Daft Punk’s iconic hits.

The textural contrast that the elements of funk bring through the choppy staccato guitar rhythms are nothing short of ingenious. They allow Funk It to unravel as an all-consuming feat of EDM in a way that is quickly becoming with synonymous with the enigmatic producer’s sound.

You can check out Funk It for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Fixing The Peace: A Broken System sparks up our busy minds with the beautiful electronic debut ‘Lens Flare’

Flowing into nature like a cute butterfly looking for some peace and quiet from this crazy world, A Broken System drops the peaceful debut that will have you feeling positive and fresh called ‘Lens Flare‘.

A Broken System is a creative Mankato, Minnesota-born, Atlanta, Georgia-based electronic producer. He mixes ambient, hip hop, and synth rock into his quality music, to make a tasty pot of intriguing soundscapes for our ravenous ears to enjoy.

You feel the mellow vibe washing all over your body here and the chilled beat has so much loving care attached, as it flickers brightly and shows you where the spark in the world really is at.

This is that type of song that has you putting your pen down, shutting your mind off from the noise outside. This gets you back to a calmer place away from the messy waters of the world, that can keep you from breathing in the world’s stunning nature.

Lens Flare‘ from the focused Minnesota-born electronic producer A Broken System, swirls in rapidly like a gusting waterfall, to bring you back to where you need to be on land. This is such a cleverly created song that shows us the massive potential of an emerging producer, who clearly has all the sauce needed to produce that tasty mixture for our hungry souls.

Stream this new sweet-sounding track on Spotify and check out the IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen