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PvssyCat – The Pvssycat Project: Ingeniously Crafted EDM Hip Hop Insanity

If you like to know where tracks are going to take you from the first time of listening, PvssyCat’s debut album “The PvssyCat Project” definitely isn’t for you. Alternatively, if you love nothing more than ingeniously crafted aural insanity, prepare to be blown away.

The majority of music which we hear usually merges at least two genres together. But you’ve never heard experimentalism quite like this before. Context-less vocal samples weave their way into the mix as the futuristic EDM Hip Hop instrumentals carve plenty of their own insanity.

There’s no way of knowing where the mercilessly fast-paced bass-soaked tracks will take you next. But if one thing is strikingly clear, it’s that this up and coming artist is worth having on your radar. Especially if you’re as keen as us to stick your teeth into truly distinctive tracks.

You can check out PvssyCat’s debut album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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NYC Alt Electronica Artist Cami-Oh Has Created an Aural Storm with Their Latest Release “OP”

If you’re as sick of the constant stream of laboriously assimilative Electronica music being produced as we are, prepare to be as delighted as we were upon hearing the fiercely artful aural storm which is Cami-Oh’s latest single “OP”.

With elements of Hip Hop and Pop weaved into the authoritatively arrestive single, not only do you get a danceable hit, but you also get to appreciate Cami-Oh’s daring experimentalism which is sure to go down well with any fans of Bjork and PJ Harvey. There’s also a hint of Peaches’ iconic unfuckwithable attitude laced into the mix. Needless to say, the NYC-based artist is now firmly fixed on our radar. We can’t wait to hear how they follow on from OP.

You can check out Cami-Oh’s latest single from January 23rd 2020 by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Artist and Producer Darshaan is Set To Release Their Latest Sublime Soulful Storm “Northern Line.”

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Artist and producer Darshaan has created yet another sublimely soulful storm with their upcoming Alt Electronic Pop single Northern Line which is due to drop on February 7th.

Usually, I can find an easy place to start dissecting a track; the vocals, the lyrics, the production, the instrumentals… Yet, with Northern Line., the London-based artist’s talent resounds in them equally.

You’ll get sentimentally-sweet poetry in the lyrics, a dynamic testament of Darshaan’s vocal ability as he lays down resoundingly mesmeric harmonies, and a smooth radio-ready production combined with progressively intricate beats. Something tells me that Darshaan is as much as a perfectionist as they are a pioneer. With each new evolution of the instrumental arrangement, the ingenuity needed to craft the hooks and seamless transgressions almost hit you as hard as the alchemic emotion which is found in this single.

You can check out Darshaan’s latest single for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud from February 7th. In the meantime, check out their earlier releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ottzdigga – WVSND: Bass-Driven Instrumental Trap

While there’s a slight risk of aurally-induced brain trauma if you press play on Ottzdigga’s wavy mix WVSND at full volume, the instrumental bass-heavy trap single comes highly recommended.

No part of WVSND resonates as harsh or discordant – no matter how much reverberance the soundscape throws at you thanks to the smooth spacey polish of the production.

It may only be a short and sweet mix. But the entire duration offers potent amounts of escapism as you lose yourself in the deft creation of Ottzdigga’s ingenuity. WVSND is proof that Trap mixes don’t always need lyrics to deliver the emotive blows. They’re surplus to the requirement if the beats can offer that much immersive catharsis.

You can check out Ottzdigga’s mix WVSND for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Two World Creatives – That Love: Vibrantly Progressive Alt Pop

Two World Creatives made their debut in 2019 with the mind-expanding EP “Wait”. Each of the singles offers their own brand of mesmerism, but “That Love” is the perfect introduction to their eclectically vibrant style.

The track kicks off with a sermon on perfect love’s ability to cast out fear. Then, you’re led into a Reggae-soaked Electronica mix complete with soulful yet moody vocals and an eclectic smorgasbord of other elements. I almost don’t want to ruin the transcendental experience of allowing the melodies to aurally transport you to a sunny new plateau.

That Love is a deeply beguiling hit which may not instantly reveal what kind of soundscape you’re being rhythmically led into. But each progression will generously reward your curiosity.

You can check out That Love along with the rest of the album by Two World Creatives via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Yahn – Coming Home: Shimmering Spacey Synthwave Pop

Up and coming artist and producer Yahn ended 2019 by dropping their fourth single “Coming Home”. In doing so they gave us one more reason to get excited about their analogue approach to catharsis.

Expect shimmering, spacey Synthwave which flirts with elements of futurism. But the true essence of the single lies in the nostalgia of those 80s inspired soaring synth notes which carve out quintessentially captivating melodies.

Coming Home may be an instrumental score, but there’s no discernible lack of emotion or feeling thanks to the veracity of the effervescent energy which pours from the soundscape.

You can check out Yahn’s latest single Coming Home for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Eve & Lee – Where Are You? Binaural-Style Mind-Bending Beats

Eve & Lee’s latest experimental electronica release may not be everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, it’s more of an aural shot of absinthe which allows your mind to sink into droning catharsis.

Even though “Where Are You” is slightly cold, dark, and dystopian in the endless droning 7-minute stretch, those with an open mind should check it out nonetheless and slap on a pair of headphones before doing so.

The binaural-style beats may not be your archetypal serving of ambient music. But that’s not to say that “Where Are You” is any less efficacious in allowing to feel like flotsam by the time the soundscape has come to a beguiling end.

You can listen to Where Are You? via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sound Lobotomy – The Elephant & The Rider ft. Meraki

Electronica artists frequently drop mind-altering mixes. But Sound Lobotomy has gone one step further and ensured that your perceptions shift thanks to the bass-driven beats in their latest mix and the inspiration behind their monstrous track.

For their latest single “The Elephant & The Rider” they teamed up Meraki to hold up a much-needed mirror to our contemporary societal struggles. The mix addresses our enlightened consciousness and urges the listener to adopt the fundamental ancient Greek concept of Noesis – the exercise of reason. Through our increased awareness of the world, it’s easy to want to slip into an existential black hole. The Elephant & The Rider is an aural olive branch with the ability to pull you out of the void and back to what it truly means to be human.

You can check out the latest mix from Sound Lobotomy for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Levi Para has released their latest ominously cinematic Electronica treat “Rush”

Cinematic Industrial artist Levi Para has recently dropped their latest EP “House of the Unknown”. Whilst each track is a dystopian delight to behold, there’s no better introduction to their sound than “Rush”.

If you can imagine what it would sound like if Hanz Zimmer, David Lynch and Bernard Herrmann would sound like if they had an aural love child which they adored, you’d be able to almost get an idea of how chilling Levi Para’s sound is. It’s safe to say that until this release, Industrial Darkwave had never sounded quite this epic.

Complete with horror samples and sonic infusions which are sure to appease any fans of the early Doctor Who series’ Rush is one of the most tantalisingly horror-fuelled eclectic smorgasbords you can sink your teeth into.

You can check out Levi Para’s indulgently dark single Rush for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kyrne – Too Soon: An Incredibly Infectious Reason to Get This Electronica Artist On Your Radar

Up and coming electronic artist and producer Kyrne has recently released his most immersive feat of experimental mid-tempo electronica with their recently released single “Too Soon”.

Snaring hooks? Check. Magnetic lyrics to pull you through the mix? Check. Solid rhythmic entrancing beats? Check.

Using plenty of soul, funk, and groove enabled Kyrne to steer their soundscape away from the sterility which is usually found in Electronica. And it is safe to say that Too Soon has plenty of earworm potential. The chorus lyrics almost feel like mantras while in the verses they provide plenty of lyrical depth.

We can’t rate Too Soon highly enough. It’s a sure sign that big things are to come for Kyrne in 2020. Such a nuanced rhythmically beatific sound is unignorable.

You can check out Kyrne’s hypnotic mix Too Soon for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast