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Chiffon – Woke Me: Entrancingly Sweet Experimental House

House doesn’t often come as entrancingly sweet as the standout single “Woke Me” from Maryland-based artist Chiffon’s latest EP “Third” which dropped on March 27th.

You can expect a serious serving of soul within the inventively-layered vocals which rest atop of the colourful, modernistic, perpetually evolving beats.

The nuanced ambient air over Woke Me makes it the perfect track if you’re looking for good-vibes but don’t want to be left itching to get on a dancefloor. Instead, Woke Me will work as the perfect playlist staple. Each time you hit play, you’ll be able to unravel a little bit more of the artful intricate alchemy.

If this is the future of Experimental House, we’re here for it.

You can check out Chiffon’s single Woke Me for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kris Vango – These Walls Around My Heart: Glacially Chilling Experimental Electronica

These Walls Around My Heart is just one of the chillingly immersive tracks found on up and coming experimental Electronica artist and producer Kris Vango’s latest album Venus Ritus which dropped on April 28th.

With a prelude which wouldn’t be out of place in a Sci-Fi horror OST, you’re gripped from the start in the glacial yet beguilingly cinematic soundscape.

If you could imagine what it would sound like if Infected Mushroom started producing creepy atmospheric soundscapes, you’ll get an idea of the striking ingenuity which you’ll find in These Walls Around My Heart. After the outro, the haunting tones are left to reverberate around under your ribs affirming you’ve just ingested an overwhelmingly visceral track.

You can check out These Walls Around My Heart along with the rest of Kris Vango’s album for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Kingdumb – Dancing with the Devil featuring Sophie-Rose Goldsworthy and Jaeh Hall

If there’s any track which will get you feeling nostalgic about dancefloors, it’s up and coming EDM producer Kingdumb’s latest mix “Dancing with the Devil” featuring vocals from Sophie-Rose Goldsworthy and Jaeh Hall.

Luckily, the ecstasy-dripping soundscape is just as effective at feeding you euphoria through your headphones as it would be if it dropped on the dancefloor. The super-charged entrancing Future Pop mix borrows nuances of Acid House, but the true essence of Dancing with the Devil lies in the futuristic gripping of the soundscape. The powerfully connectable lyrics and vocals bring soul and warmth to the track while Kingdumb lays down impeccably rhythmic bass-dripping adrenalizing beats. You’re going to want to make Dancing with the Devil a firm fixture of your EDM playlists.

You can check out Kingdumb’s track Dancing with the Devil along with their earlier releases for yourselves via Spotify.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Lavinia blue – Know You: Atmospherically Absorbing Electronic Pop

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There’s no shortage of up and coming talent on the airwaves. But that didn’t stop up and coming Dance artist Lavinia blue from setting themselves leagues apart and blowing us away with their second album “I Wish I Found Home”.

While each of the tracks is as soulfully absorbing as the last, the best introduction to the artist’s instantaneously enamouring style is the hook-filled Trap Pop mix “Know You”.

With a steady groove, atmospheric vocal layering, and plenty of use of spatial effects which allow the momentum to magnetically ebb and flow, Know You is an entrancing track from start to finish.

The quality of the production is one thing, how much soul Lavinia blue weaved into the mix is quite another.

You can check out Lavinia blue’s single Know You along with the rest of their album via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Norwegian Alt Electronica Ben Alexander has released their celestially compelling single “Seek”

There was no forgetting Ben Alexander’s absorbing approach to production after hearing their artfully ambient electronica single Daybreak. Naturally, upon the release of their latest single Seek we were all too eager to delve into their experimentally bold, indulgently cathartic ingenuity once more.

This time, Ben Alexander used ethereally choral vocals which gave Seek a gospel feel, but even the impious will be able to appreciate this celestially stylistic single. There are also nuances of Indie weaved into the mix which amplify the accessibility and makes Seek all too easy to sink into.

It may be early days for the Norwegian artist, composer, and producer. Yet, their ability to orchestrate soundscapes which are simultaneously haunting and soulfully resolving indicates that Ben Alexander won’t be up and coming for too much longer. For your sanity’s sake, get them on your radar.

You can listen to Seek for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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A REAL CHILLOUT HIT: TALI LEDA’S NEW SINGLE ‘FREE FREE’

Tali Leda has dropped her new single ‘Free Free’, a real chillout hit.

‘Free Free’ is a product of pop music and chillout lo-fi beats coming together, rolling around in a sensual and captivating melody that creates sweet and addictive harmonies you’d like to listen to ad libitum.

Partly recalling the likes of renowned British singer Sade’s vocals, Tali discovered that music was in her DNA after she learned that her birth mother was a singer and her father a pianist and bass player.

With her many songs being featured on TV shows and Indie films, Tali Leda classifies as an all-around artist who’ll find her way to a wonderful career.

You can listen to ‘Free Free’ for yourself on SoundCloud.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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We Are Not Cool – Pulsar: Ambiently Entrancing Electronica

Cool may not be what up and coming Electronica artist We Are Not Cool aims for. But after hearing their standout track Pulsar, it’s safe to say that they’ve achieved it anyway.

The ambiently entrancing mix incorporates organic textured beats which almost gives the soundscape a tribal feel. Yet with the futuristic tones added to the melting pot of ingenuity, Pulsar progresses with a modernistic magnetism which makes it all too easy to get hooked into the instrumental track.

We Are Not Cool found the perfect balance between momentum and ambience in Pulsar. Which gave the track an accessibly cathartic feel while ensuring that there’s little chance your attention will falter as you listen to the seamlessly produced progressions.

You can check out Pulsar along with We Are Not Cool’s earlier releases by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Soulful Electronica singer Tilda Allie releases latest single ‘BOI’

Swedish artist Tilda Allie has released her latest piece ‘BOI’, a dynamic yet gentle soulful pop tune that lives up to the quintessential influences of RnB and Neo-Soul.

After a mellow start in the first verse, the song builds towards powerful melodies that allow Tilda Allie to explore her best vocal skills. From the second chorus onwards, her voice ranges from silky smooth to bold with just a touch of grit, before opening up into an all-in soul effort that, if you love guitar like I do, will thrill you with genuine blues licks.  By the end of the song, we ‘ve fully transitioned into an electrifying RnB outcome.

Tilda Allie sings about how emotional abuse can lead to the loss of love for oneself. This is part of a 3-stage project that starts with STAGE 1: SADNESS. It’s about time we begin to explore the next ones.

Check out ‘BOI’ on Youtube.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Brigham Hollywood – Malicious: A Playfully Modern Take on Retro Dance Pop

Up and coming Alt Electronica artist Brigham Hollywood made their debut with their EP Computer Generated Idiocy in March 2020. As you’d expect from an EP with such a title, the producer made experimentalism and expression the heart of each of the soundscapes.

The first track Malicious is the perfect introduction to their accessibly eccentric songwriting and production style which will register as an infectious aural treat for any fans of Daft Punk and Disclosure.

With playful nuances of House, 80s Synthpop and RnB all infused into the high tempo enticingly entrancing beats in Malicious, don’t be surprised if you’re left with a rather stubborn earworm after listening to Brigham Hollywood’s modern take on Retro Dance Pop.

You can check out Malicious along with the rest of the EP for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Bedtime – You Are Good: Organically Euphoric Future Pop

Organically soulful electronica may be harder to find than a needle in a haystack, but Bedtime’s debut euphorically orchestrated hit “You Are Good” more than makes up for the shortfall.

With the accordantly magnetic vocals falling upon the entrancing melodies, You Are Good is immersive from the first hit. The momentum of the hook-laden single makes it the perfect multipurpose track by finding the perfect balance between avidity and melody. Plenty of Future Pop and Electronica fans alike will find plenty of appeal in Bedtime’s futuristic approach to production which gives the soundscape has massive contemporary mainstream potential.

The lyrics explore our obsession with being remembered after we’re gone and gently point out the redundancy of it. I wholeheartedly agree. After you hear it, I’m sure you will too.

You can check out You Are Good which was released on April 10th via Spotify or iTunes via this link, or you’ll be able to catch You Are Good on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast