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Ples Jones feat Coranny – Bleu Light: Cinematically Ambient Electronica

“Bleu Light” is the lucidly captivating latest single from up and coming Ambient EDM artist and producer Ples Jones. For this track, they borrowed the deft vocal cords of female vocalist Coranny. Coranny’s vocals brought a powerfully soulful dynamic to the otherwise slightly alien mix which was doused in layers of sonically lush reverb.

It is only when the track fades out you realise just how truly hypnotically immersive the single was. Ambient electronica doesn’t get much more cinematically accordant than this. While there are plenty of EDM artists putting mixes out there, tracks as rhythmically arrestive and cathartic as Bleu Light are still incredibly few and far between.

You can check out Bleu Light for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Clyde Rivers – “Stimulation” ft. Winnie Ford: Transiently Immersive Downtempo Bass

Clyde Rivers’ latest track which dropped in October 2019 may have kicked off with a fairly archetypal semi-ambient EDM Pop prelude. But from there on out, you’ll be immersed in a mix of constantly evolving downtempo bass-driven Electronica.

Winnie Ford’s vocals were the perfect choice for the spacy, futuristic mix which offers constantly driving momentous beats. It’s not all too often you find such synergy between the vocals and the beats in an EDM track. Yet, with Stimulation, the clever use of vocal effects allowed the sweetly magnetic vocals to perfectly gel with the rhythmically transient EDM dubbed beats.

The Los Angeles based artist perceptibly has plenty of ingenuity behind their mixes, it’s only a matter of time before they find themselves in the EDM charts.

You can check out Clyde Rivers’ latest track feat Winnie Ford for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Wlav – Shatter ft. Hardy Harajuku: Darkly Dystopian Indie Electronica

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Taking inspiration from acclaimed Electronica artists such as Madison, Flume & Neon Hitch, up and coming Indie Electronica artist and producer Wlav has constructed their own darkly futuristic feat of downtempo House with “Shatter” ft. Hardy Harajuku.

The Carolina-based artist uses their home studio to create soundscapes with a postmodern feel. Instead of hooking you into a melody, with Shatter, you’re left to follow the dark, gritty progressions which throw plenty of cold and ominous tones your way.

Even though ominously orchestrated experimental Indie electronica is never going to be everyone’s cup of tea, Wlav still hasn’t failed to attract plenty of hype around their darkened highly conceptual tones.

You can check out Shatter along with Wlav’s earlier releases for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hranrad – Ghosts Don’t Cry: Ethereally Pensive, Hypnotically Arrestive Dark Electronica

While I expected a slightly haunting soundscape to ensue after hitting play on a track titled “Ghosts Don’t Cry”, I definitely wasn’t prepared for the ethereal pensive grip possessed by Hranrad’s single.

Ghosts Don’t Cry is just one of the transfixing singles found on the up and coming Berlin-based artist’s debut album “Anima”. While each of them offers an original, authentic smorgasbord of aural ingenuity, it’s safe to say I won’t be forgetting Ghosts Don’t Cry in a hurry. Ghosts may not cry, but I certainly felt the melancholic sting – even the meta poetry behind the title of the track had me a little floored.

Hranrad clearly isn’t your average electronica artist, his alchemic approach to his mixes combined with his darkly intellectual style definitely isn’t something that you hear every day. Thanks to the progressive nature of the single, you’re treated to constant evolutions and mutations of the cathartic and almost hypnotic beats. Then, there are the phantasmic, slightly disconcerting vocals lacing the track with ominosity.

You can check out Hranrad’s track Ghosts Don’t Cry along with the rest of the EP by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Julien Vertigo – Seek Bromance Remix

Tim Berg’s (Avicii) music was flawless, but it’s always refreshing to hear his best hits brought back to life under a brand-new guise. Julien Vertigo’s remix of “Seek Bromance” is a fitting ode to one of the most unforgettable artists who will ever grace the EDM scene. With none of the euphoria lost, the mix still resonates with palpably anthemic vibes when under the deft command of the Swiss DJ and producer Julien Vertigo.

Julien Vertigo made sure that the soundscape well and truly became his own by allowing the textures of the track to swell with plenty of atmospheric melodicism. Through the layers of caustic techno, transient energy spills through inviting you to fall in love with the track once again.

You can check out Julien Vertigo’s remix of Seek Bromance and download it for free by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Chris Sane drops their latest melodiously euphoric EDM hit “What I Want”

Producer Chris Sane had years of experience in EDM production before orchestrating the mesmerising hit “What I Want”. And it shows.

While none of the progressions in the track are predictable, you know that your rhythmic pulses are safe in the deftly placed layers of euphoria, groove, and melody. Each new evolution in the soundscape serves to immerse you even deeper into What I Want.

I usually make no bones about saying how grating vocals generally are in non-lyrically-focused EDM tracks. But this time I don’t have to. With the urban edge to the female Future Pop vocals, Chris Sane was able to add an intrinsically soulful human element into his smorgasbord of masterfully created Electronica.

You can check out the official music video to the latest track from Chris Sane for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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D.E.L – YOU: Anime-Inspired Alt Electronica

There are very few artists who approach their soundscapes with the same artistically inclined intellectualism as D.E.L. With little regard for traditional EDM song structures, D.E.L has dared to break the expectations of what a ‘good’ electronica hit should offer. And we’re definitely here for it.

Rather than just combining melodies and harmonies, the up and coming artist blends together components of our culture and reflects the modern times through experimentally colourful electronica. For his debut single “YOU” he infused the surrealism of Japanese Anime into a perfectly polished Future Pop Hit. While YOU kicks off with a slightly archetypal prelude, due to the progressive nature of this track, it’s not long before you’re treading in unknown waters while being enamoured by D.E.L’s daring approach to Electronica

You can check out YOU along with D.E.L’s other singles for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Paul Alty – Beyond The Clock 3-End Of Time

Behind the clock 3 – End of time is the latest album by Liverpool based synth geek Paul Alty, released on 19th August 2019.

Pulsing synths, melodic loops and spatial sounds define this 17-track instrumental project that develops towards futuristic vibes and innovative atmospheres made of drum machines, overdubbed beats and melodies, imprinting a significant mark on electronica and EDM in general. Throughout the tracks you can live a full-on experience of the ticking time until End of time placidly breaks in with an obsessive piano work.

No doubt Paul Alty has already proven his proficiency in previous works but Beyond the clock is most definitely the End of time.

Review By Jim Esposito

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Prepare to Be Transfixed by Flo’s Experimental Electronica Single “Mix in A Water”

In all sincerity, I can say that I’ve never been as transfixed with a music video as I was when I checked out up and coming experimental electronica artist Flo’s single “Mix in A Water”. The stunningly efficacious visuals provided by Lizzy Mikulich amplified the tension of the single and perfectly illustrated the unpredictable and sudden evolutions of sound.

If you thought that Bjork was experimental, prepare for the ultimate aural awakening with Mix in A Water. With delicate woody organic notes trickling between caustic white noise, sporadic infusions of Jazz and phantasmic hushed vocals, slapping a genre label on Flo’s latest track would be an absolute injustice. The transfixing delight may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but those with a taste for artfully pioneering sounds will definitely have their thirst sated with Drink in A Water.

You can check out the official music video to Flo’s latest single Mix in A Water for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ONEeye – Wanna Make U Feel: Emotively Rendered Electronica

Evocative soundscapes may not be an all too common feat in Electronica, yet, the up and coming Swedish duo ONEeye have more than made up for the sterility in electronically produced music with their latest single “Wanna Make U Feel”.

ONEeye made their debut earlier this year with “Empty Space”, but undoubtedly, “Wanna Make U Feel” is the best introduction to their emotively rendered electronica. There’s a fair amount of Funk infused into the constantly evolving EDM mix which incorporates elements of Prog House to feed plenty of rhythmic euphoria. Even though ONEeye has incorporated some elements of Electronic nostalgia into Wanna Make U Feel, there’s still a pioneering edge to the single which compels you to immerse yourself even deeper into the mix. Hanna Dahlberg Leuhusen’s vocals are chilling, while the co-production skills from Carl-Johan Fogelklou are dexterously captivating.

You can check out ONEeye’s latest track Wanna Make U Feel for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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