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Prepare for an Electro Punk Aural Awakening with MichaelG’s Single “Electrock”

I can imagine that up and coming Industrial Punk Electronica artist MichaelG took a lot of pleasure from creating a track which offers the aural equivalent to a cattle prod right from the prelude of their single “Electrock” leaving unexpecting listeners well and truly disconcerted.

I’ve never been made to feel that I’ve hit play on a track naively before, even with all my years in dank and sticky Industrial clubs, nothing has made my ears feel so gloriously defiled or carried the same arrestive potency of MichaelG’s recent release. With Electrock, MichaelG makes Combichrist sound as mellifluous as Miley Cyrus as sonic blasts of electronica thrash violently threw the mix in electrifying death throws.

So, if you’d like to feel the sensation of caustic electricity blasting against your eardrums, look no further than Electrock which is available to stream via SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fall down the electronical neo-classical rabbit hole with Deci’s latest piece “Geometrica”

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First, I’d like to thank Deci for making me feel like a musical philistine, secondly, I’d like to thank them for introducing me to an electronical music piece to which I’ll probably never hear the like of again. The piece was written for orchestra, yet that’s not to say those with little knowledge on the subject of orchestrating of classical music won’t find plenty of immersivity in the dark futuristic layers of sound. Geometrica combines sonic blasts of electronic effects with deftly placed orchestral instrumentals, both of them working in complete synergy in the instrumental mix to infuse ominous, disconcertment. The 3.5-hour piece takes you through a myriad of different soundscapes, yet the strikingly potent visceral piece will make you feel as though your heart is in your throat for the most part.

If you feel like falling down a three-hour aural rabbit hole of electronically mastered neo-classical, there is undoubtedly a no better option to hit play on Geometrica which you can do by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Thekayetan offers a progressive act of aural ingenuity with latest single “Addicted”

Up and coming Indie artist Thekayetan released their latest single “Addicted” on June 7th, 2019, and in the process of doing so, they shared with the airwaves an extremely progressive soundscape which won’t be forgotten long after the track has faded out.

While the prelude offers soft ambient downtempo pop, the momentum in the beat gradually picks up under Thekayetan’s softly versed vocals into a vibrant bass-heavy electronic mix which serves plenty of euphoria in the chorus. While Addicted may unravel as a medley of sound, the ingenuity of putting together such a seamless composition out of such contrasting sounds is a testament to Thekayetan’s talent as an artist. Addicted may not be everyone’s cup of tea, yet for those who appreciate well put together electronic experimentalism, the single comes highly recommended.

You can check out the official video to Thekayetan’s single Addicted for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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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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