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Qremade offers ambient resolution through a lush serving of bass with latest mix “Falling Embrace”

Despite the ambience infused into US-based up and coming Electronica artist Qremade’s debut mix “Falling Embrace” the single won’t fail to draw you into the intricately winding futuristic rhythms.

While there are plenty of light textures to be found in Falling Embrace, there’s also a fair enough serving of reverberant lush bass to give the track a palpable rhythmic command. Despite the polish on the production, there is still an Indie feel to Falling Embrace making it all too easy to sense the connection to the energy which Qremade poured into his debut single.

For an artist to be so fresh from inception yet creating tracks so melodically compelling is a sure sign of potential. Once you hear Falling Embrace you’ll be just as excited as I am to see how Qremade’s talent evolves.

You can check out Qremade’s latest single Falling Embrace for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Electronica artist Ham Plaza’s latest single “Sea” makes waves of ambient meditative catharsis

Up and coming Electronica artist Ham Plaza has recently released their latest single “Sea” providing an ambient mix which lucidly ebbs and flows through momentums allowing you to appreciate their experimental take on the digitally composed soundscape.

The dampened and almost haunted voicings, subtle acoustic sounds, and generous offering of reverb all come together to create a meditative dance track which doesn’t leave you with the inclination to tune out. Instead, each new switch-up in texture and tonality only serves to leave the listener just as transfixed with the single which is just one of the tracks found on Ham Plaza’s latest album “Al Nawee”. In a genre where distinction is all but impossible to find, Ham Plaza hasn’t failed to leave us hooked on their inventive yet still irrefutably accessible sound.

You can check out Ham Plaza’s latest single Sea which was released in April 2019 for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vic Valli – Just Words: House Served Sunny-Side Up

Many breaking House producers may struggle to set themselves apart with their debut single, but you’d be hard-pressed to find another House mix with reminiscence to up and coming artist Vic Valli’s single “Just Words”. Vic Valli found the key to aural distinction by removing sterility from the EDM genre and putting plenty of Soul into the mix.

The endearingly playful prelude quickly transgresses into an instantaneous instrumental hook paired with the female Pop-style vocals which don’t struggle to contend with the passion contained within the lyrics to Just Words. By the time the track reaches the chorus, you’re in the sticky-sweet confines of an infectious mix which carries plenty of hype.

Just Words was an incredibly promising debut, the solidity of the structure of the multi-layered single stands as a testament to the talent of Vic Valli whose mixes may just have his contemporary artists audibly quaking.

You can check out Vic Valli’s debut single Just Words for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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QQ – Rain Dogs: A Tom Waits Original Gets the Hardstyle Treatment

It’s easy to think you’ve heard it all when it comes to music, but when you stumble across a Hardstyle cover version of Tom Waits’ “Rain Dogs” every ounce of cynicism you hold for the future of music flies out of the window.

The exceptionally prodigal artist responsible was QQ; a London, UK-based electronic producer who has a deft hand when it comes to creating hard-hitting floor fillers. While high-pitched vocals over electronica mixes are usually a recipe for a grating disaster, QQ pulled it together perfectly. I mean, there’s really no going wrong with the lyrics of Tom Waits, is there?

This track definitely isn’t for the fainthearted, but beat freaks are going to be in heaven with the stylistic aural chaos which QQ has cooked up with this pioneeringly stunning single.

You can check out the official video to QQ’s latest drop Rain Dogs for yourselves by heading over to YouTube Now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lumisaeris Releases Her Lucidly Compelling Single “The One”

“The One” is the second single from up and coming artist Lumisaeris. Given the level of distinction in her sound, the best way to allude to her unique style would be to allow you to imagine if music was visual art, the One would be a watercolour painting; It’s light, it’s vibrant, it’s delicate.

The solo female artist has a mesmeric approach to electronica with a somewhat cinematic feel. But while I can appreciate that the One was orchestrated to offer a wavy, transcendental aural experience, it was easy to feel that the vocals bled into the instrumentals a little too much and prevented them from adding to the soundscape. There also seems to be a slight lack of structure to the single which doesn’t allow you to get caught up within the rhythm. Having said that, Lumisaeris has to be admired for her untraditional approach to sound and the level of experimentalism which The One ran through with. It is perceptible that Lumisaeris has striking vocal talent, keeping it high above the mix would add layers of resonance to her sound.

You can check out Lumisaeris’s latest track The One for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Harmonical’s Aural Answer to Social Media Dread “Communication Nation”

I have no doubt that the sentiment behind Harmonical’s (remix) single “Communication Nation” will resonate with many people. Everyone has felt that horrendous sense of dread build as you are scrolling through your social media feeds as you see just how much hate and hypocrisy is in the world, but now, we have the perfect soundtrack to pair with our disdain.

As proven by Harmonical’s earlier 2018 releases the up and coming artist possesses a palpable talent when it comes to composing solidly structured Pop singles through rhythmic EDM melodies which carry a slightly nostalgic feel. And with such accessibly resonant vocals the sentiment behind Communication Nation hits that little bit harder.

You can check out Harmonical’s remixed single Communication Nation for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Beyond Black’s Latest Transcendentally Sweet Drop is the Perfect Addition to Your Ambient Playlists

It is the ultimate testament of talent for an electronic artist to create a chilled soundscape at the same time as keeping the beat intricately complex, meandering and sharp.

The clear cut of the breakbeats which feed into the multi-layered mix of Beyond Black’s single “Living Sound” from his latest album does exactly that. In the absence of lyrics, the cinematic swells of the sound take care of the immersivity. If you’re looking for deftly mastered immersive beats to add to your playlists, look no further than Beyond Black.

You can check out Beyond Black’s latest single Living Sound for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now. Or if you feel like reaching an entirely new plateau you can listen to “The Living Sound” album in full.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Senhouse – With You: Globally-Inspired EDM with an Indie Twist

“With You is the first single to be released by Nigerian born and NYC-based DJ & Producer Senhouse AKA Danny Ora. For his debut release he teamed up with Indie female vocalist Afr0dite whose vocal prowess could never be called into question. Together they created a contemporary hit with seamless flow and pitch-perfect production. Yet, as much as I loved Senhouse’s latest single, I couldn’t help but feel as though it would have been better as an instrumental mix. That’s not to say that the vocals were terrible in any way shape or form, they just did very little to compliment the fast-paced melodic beat. The beat which kicked off with an immersive, intricate prelude was soon lost to the power of the vocals and the instrumental mix soon took a backseat. Regardless, I still can’t wait to hear what Senhouse drops in the future with the soundscapes which will feature on his upcoming EP, due for release in Spring 2019.

You can check out Senhouse’s latest single With You by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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JuWe – Mad Mad World Remix: Bonnie McKee Wasn’t in the House… Until Now

Bonnie McKee’s viral hit Mad Mad World may have had plenty of hype to start with Yet when up and coming producer JuWe got his hands on the Pop hit for one of his remix projects the track learned the definition of euphoria.

When you Compare the two tracks, it becomes evident that the choruses in the original were dampened and more than a little flat which was quickly rectified by the House remix. If it wasn’t a dance floor hit before, then it certainly is now. Just how the Cologne, Germany-based producer managed to allow the vocal highs to resonate with infinitely more power will forever remain an act of aural alchemy.

You can check out the remix of Mad Mad World which was released on September 27th for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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HYPERNORMAL – LA PORTLAND: Electronically Infectious Euphoria

Doesn’t the band name just get you excited? Well, if not, the Portland US-based duo’s sound is bound to invoke an infectious euphoric effect. Orbital fans are going to be in heaven with the lucidly chaotic progression of their latest single LA PORTLAND. The fuzzy, experimentally industrious Electro Hip Hop mix is sure to unite audiophiles of all persuasions through the heavy drive of the momentous mix which infuses elements of a myriad of electronically inclined persuasions. LA PORTLAND may only be two minutes long but that’s all the time they need to stamp down their clubfoot style. There may have been no lyrics behind LA PORTLAND, but none were needed, the weighted, solid drive of the digitally rendered beat carried enough of an emotive charge.

You can stream and download LA PORTLAND by heading over to Bandcamp now along with the rest of their latest 2018 EP ‘HYPERNORMAL OVERLORD CORP EP 1.0’ which was released August 4th, 2018.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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