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Loosh – Get Out the House: Polyphonic Hip Hop Pop

Loosh’s latest Alt Pop single “Get Out the House” is exactly what you want to hear when you hit play on a new artist.

It’s got that instantaneous draw as your mind attempts to get to grips with a beguilingly fresh new soundscape, and the progressive track has quite the aural trip in store. From polyphonic key solos to Hip Hop-style grooves to moodily convictive Alt Pop vocals, Get Out the House contains it all plus plenty of other intricate nuances which affirm that Loosh puts innovation and expression at the forefront when writing their tracks.

If you’re as tired as assimilative uninspired music as I am, go and restore your faith in contemporary musicians. It may have been bad timing to release a track called Get Out of the House just before the world went into lockdown mode. Yet, we can appreciate the sentiment all the same.

You can check out Get Out the House for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dakota Chappy – Right There: Entrancingly Danceable, Mindfully Inspired EDM Pop

Every once in awhile, it’s possible that you’ll stumble across a track which offers massive beats and an even more sizeable serving of soul. That’s just what we delved into when Electronic Pop artist Dakota Chappy appeared on our radar.

The strikingly talented vocalist dropped her latest entrancingly danceable yet mindfully inspired single “Right There” on March 4th. If you want to raise your vibration, strap on a pair of headphones and experience the vibrancy of the upraised radio-ready single.

There will undoubtedly be bigger and more refreshingly absolving music to come from Dakota Chappy. So, we’d suggest that you follow our lead and firmly affix her to your radars.

You can check out the official music video to Dakota Chappy’s latest single via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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BLOK – One Mile: Organically Euphoric Future Pop

Up and coming artist BLOK’s debut single One Mile is the perfect multipurpose hit. Whatever mood it catches you in, the seamlessly transcendent track is sure to make it sweeter.

Many producers may struggle to find the right balance between when it comes to infusing a feel-good vibe. But that’s exactly where BLOK organically succeeded. The undemanding track allows you to sink into the gentle mellifluous progressions as they naturally and efficaciously resonate alongside the high-energy magnetic vocals. Nuances of euphoria drip from the tonally-warm electronic melodies in this sun-kissed feat of Future Pop which you’ll undoubtedly want on your playlists after hearing it.

Debuts don’t come much more promising than this. BLOK is definitely one to watch. Or better yet, you can go and have a listen to One Mile via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dan Plants and Nate Cronk- Stay: A journey through the sound of Synthwave

‘Stay’’ was created by two great friends Dan Plants and Nate Cronk, it dives straight into the Synthwave style as it introduces a variety of different sound effects as well as some catchy vocals.

From start to finish it has this up-lifting beat that gives the track so much energy, there’s a mixture of hard-hitting drum beats, insane riffs on the guitar as well as the synth effects that intertwine themselves into the vocals and instrumentation.

It tells a story throughout about love and heartbreak, but even if it tends to have a more poignant meaning, it still manages to keep your spirits high as the melody is so contagious and it gives off this cheery feeling.

Dan and Nate have made something that’s creative, something that may not be for everyone, considering the overall sound is not as popular as it once was, but even then Stay shows just how good it can be. It has some incredible rhythms and a superb lyrical approach, if you’re one that hasn’t really delved into the world of Synthwave music then you must!

You can check out Stay for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Alien Private Eye- No Call: Electronica at it’s finest

Experimental Electronica shines through in Alien Private Eye’s new single ‘’No Call’. It may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s for sure impressive and shows a lot of creativity.

This track takes Electronica to a whole new level, there is so much suspense as you listen, it’s mysterious, dark and even eerie in places. It’s one that you really feel yourself going on a journey through the evolution of sounds and the impact they have on a listener.

Most of the time with this specific style of music it’s either vocals and a mix of sound effects or just sound on its own. Well Alien Private Eye decided to combine the two together by adding this almost hypnotising rhythm as well as these mesmerising vocals that gives the track this dose of up-beat energy.

The melody compliments the vocals and the pitch and pace is so similar that nothing seems out of place, the use of sound effects fits with the vocal ranges perfectly. Be sure to check this one out!

Check out No Call by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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After Dark & Lauren Pennine new single ‘Catch Me’: A true piece of art

Up and coming After Dark & Lauren Pennines ‘Catch Me’ is such an impressive piece of music, it’s one that is simply enthralling.

It shares many aspects of Pop but they describe it as a more down tempo piece, when you listen you can hear similar styles to artists such as Paloma Faith, Jess Glynne but you also get this side that sounds like the Chainsmokers. There’s these adenoidal vocals which tend to get more brittle at certain parts of the song, but it’s done in such an inventive way.

But aside from the vocals, there are some electronic elements that run through, in the background you hear a more techno style voice, but then you also hear the other vocals that are strong and give it that more RnB style.

Catch Me is honestly a hit in itself, it has so much potential to be massive and it deserves more recognition, the vocal ranges are perfect, the overall sound is well thought out and it shows how much hard work they put in, you need to check this one out.

Listen to After Dark & Lauren Pennine’s new single catch me by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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K1C3V5K1 releases new electronic album ‘Up All Night’

Serbian music producers Goran Radinovic, Darko Stanojevic and Zoran Zivokovic have been making electronic dance music since 2004, all their hard work comes to play in their new release ‘Up All Night’.

Combining future house, deep house and big room together they created their eleven-track album. They draw inspirations from The Prodigy, Sash and Martin Garrix.

The whole anthology has this crazy infectious sound one that instantly boosts your mood and has this insane rhythm. To be able to create electronic music takes a lot of talent, knowing what effects to put in where, putting them breakdowns in the best place and building this overall suspense throughout, K1C3V5K1 definitely do that.

From the start it’s all fairly low-pace and as the middle begins to creep up, the drawn out voices begins to lead up to the manic breakdowns and that same high energetic sound takes you all the way through till the end.

K1C3V5K1 surely knows how to make some killer tracks that will definitely get you up and moving.

Head on over to Spotify to check out K1C3V5K1’s new album Up All Night.

Review by Karley Myall

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BLEAM releases electronic single ‘New Age’

BLEAM has just dropped a crazy manic single ‘’New Age’’. The American electronic music producer BLEAM is also known as Ryan Eshaghi.

Making his name known around the US, BLEAM is known for his creativity when it comes to creating heart-racing electronic music and he certainly does just that. Throughout your taken by surprise with just how much is going on, it can become fairly manic at times, but it definitely shows how good of a producer he is.

Even though it’s considered to be a short track, it does not lack creativity in any way. With it’s unique melodies, blaring drums and of course that breakdown that creeps up on you and all of a sudden leads into this mental breakdown.

Electronic music sometimes can be a hit or miss and to see more and more producers entering the scene it gives it this whole new meaning and new blood to add to the ever-growing genre. BLEAM is one of those that the youth of today will have blaring out of their bedroom speakers.

Check out Bleam’s new single New Age by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Karley Myall

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Talented producer Dylan Drendel – ‘Ocean’: As funky as it is cool!

This inspired and confident offering from Dylan Drendel is aptly named. It brings to mind everything that is magical and serene about the Ocean. The musicianship is spectacular in that it pulses with life, at a tempo that is reminiscent of a heartbeat, and the hypnotising classical piano breathes, like a prayerful chant throughout. Dylan digs deep and musically characterises a pulsating, connected, primordial under water organism.

This track is superb in its simplicity and subtlety, and takes no small amount of expert craftsmanship to pull off, but its fair to say that Dylan ’s understated thought process culminates in a luxuriously decadent and calming end product.

Let’s not get it twisted though. Soul is at the very heart of this creation and this track is no shrinking violet. You will want to tap your foot and move to it. It is as funky as it is cool and Dylan has been able to artfully balance the ethereal nature of the theme with soft EDM hooks and baselines. He effortlessly displays an ingenious level of versatility that is hard to ignore.

You’ll definitely want to check out ‘Ocean’ by Dylan Drendel at Spotify. Let us know know what you think. Enjoy!

Review by Susan Harriott

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Artist and Producer Mitch Protheroe – The Rockies: Kaleidoscopic auditory candy for the ears!

“The Rockies’ is a brilliant example of experimental electronic music. Mitch Protheroe outdoes himself by taking all of the excess background samples out and leaving only the best and necessary fillers. In an arena where often times, more is more, this refreshing outpouring of talent without grandiose showboating is just what the digital doctor ordered.

With an expert understanding of levels and ambience, he explains himself fluently without the need for words, easily carrying us along on a warm and welcome wave of harmonic flow, awash with dreamlike, consciousness-expanding musical ideas. It’s Ayahuasca without the nasty tea and self indulgent navel gazing, but with all of the spirit travel and useful introspection. The top-line is true comfort food – it’s light and sufficiently filling, all at the same time, and ties the track together exquisitely by gliding above a simple, catchy baseline.

At 26, Mitch Protheroe displays a well rounded range of abilities usually reserved for older, more seasoned veterans in the game. He is definitely a Pennsylvanian talent that we should all be watching out for.

Listen to “The Rockies” here at bandcamp and tell us what you think. It’ll be worth it!

Review by Susan Harriott