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Augusta Sky – Dreaming: An Entrancingly Funk-Soaked Electronic Pop Debut

York, UK-based collective Augusta Sky has dropped their debut single “Dreaming”, with their influences including Nile Rodgers and Jamiroquai, you can imagine just how much Funk has been weaved into the entrancingly soulful mix.

Kymberley Kennedy’s resounding vocals were the perfect fit for the warm and rich instrumentals which carved out arrestingly danceable rhythms. It’s always refreshing to hear a full band in a feat of EDM. The beats may lead the way, but the Funk-laden guitars and brass add an absorbing dynamic to the unforgettably high-vibe mix produced by Steve Wilkinson and mastered by DJ Nick Hussey.

With their second single due to drop in October 2020, you’ll definitely want Augusta Sky on your radar.

You can check out Augusta Sky’s single Dreaming for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alith Berndarn has released their experimentally transfixing infusion of Electronica and Future Pop “Signs”

Vienna-born Hamburg-native artist and producer Alith Berndarn has recently released his third single Signs. If he’s not already on your radar, the unique infusion of Electronica and Future Pop will convince you fairly quickly that he deserves a spot.

With a teasingly downtempo start, Signs gradually and seamlessly gains euphoric momentum. The tight evolutions in the soundscape leave you compelled to hit repeat so that you can be taken on the grooving progressive journey once more.

As far as upbeat earworms go, Signs was unforgettably entrancing. You’ll be hooked by your curiosity of where the sound will go next and by the arrestive progressions which will leave you at the mercy of Alith Berndarn’s ingenuity.

If all artists were as bold with their sound as Alith Berndarn was with Signs, I don’t even know where we’d be aside from leagues apart from where we are now. We already can’t wait to hear what comes next.

Signs is available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Stay up to date with new releases and news from Alith Berndarn via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Surrender your senses to Darth Athena’s high-energy Trance mix Polyzap

Atlanta-based EDM artist and producer Darth Athena has recently dropped their most entrancing track to date, Polyzap.

It wasn’t long before the high-energy futuristic mix quickly garnered plenty of acclaim from Techno, Tech House and Trance fans alike. Even without clubs to hit, the galvanising track became a playlist staple for anyone looking for a rhythmically hypnotic track to sink into.

The style, structure and execution of the extended-length are typical from what you can expect from Darth Athena, but with Polyzap, they created their most distinctive and daring track yet. Between the euphoric build-ups and the all to satisfying breakdowns, you’ll find doom-laden sonic synths amongst a myriad of other effects and sci-fi vibes which combine to ensure that listening to Polyzap is a full-body experience.

You can check out Polyzap for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Alt Hip Hop artist All_Out_27 has dropped their galvanizing new mix “Spirited Bliss”

Spirited Bliss is just one of the recent releases from up and coming American Hip Hop artist All_Out_27. If you’re looking for fresh new galvanizing beats to add to your Summer playlists, look no further. Spirited Bliss comes with a tropic punch and keeps the tempo steady to ensure that easing into the accessibly melodic mix is as easy as possible while making sure that there’s enough momentum to keep you hooked from the prelude to the outro.

By fusing elements of Old School EDM into their alternative instrumental track, Spirited Bliss offered a euphoric punch but never veered all too far away from the hypnotically rhythmic realms of Hip Hop. The progressive mix is as transcendent as it is rhythmically convictive. There really is no wonder why so many people are giving it repeat attention.

You can check out All_Out_27’s single Spirited Bliss for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ackson – Blue Flux: Ambiently Dark Experimental Electronica

Judging by the hype around Alt Electronica artist and producer Ackson’s latest single “Blue Flux”, I’m not the only one who likes to delve into electronically contorted, genre-melting indulgently unpredictable soundscapes.

Blue Flux is the second single to be released from their EP “9TEEN8E6”, a collection of tracks which ooze ingenuity and will pierce you with the striking distinction. From Hip Hop to Glitch to Jazz to Ambiently Dark Progressive Techno, you’ll find all of that and more in the consistently beguiling instrumental track which becomes more immersive with every new evolution.

If you place any new electronica producer on your radar this year, make it Ackson.  Their ability to spill soul and dystopically cathartic vibes into obscurely arrestive arrangements is unparalleled.

You can check out Blue Flux which dropped on June 25th along with Ackson’s earlier releases by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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HARBOUR – All You Can Be: Cinematically Captivating Electronica

Las Vegas artist and producer HARBOUR has proven with their former releases that they know how to cook up a cinematically evocative electronic storm. With their new album “Mend”, they offered the ultimate testament to their talents when it comes to creating powerfully atmospheric music.

Each single was poignantly orchestrated to hit hard and tackle a different facet of what it means to be human. The perfect introduction to HARBOUR’s captivating sound is “All You Can Be”.

For anyone that’s feeling a little lost right now, All You Can Be offers as much guidance as it does resonance. The sentimental soul of the single is amplified by the colossal yet succinct and deftly crafted build-ups. It’s so much more than a soundscape which simply speaks to you. It mirrors the fluctuation of emotions which course through you as you battle against your own mental storms which tempt you to put aside ambition, hope and optimism.

You can check out All You Can Be for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Natural Health has released their eccentrically dreamy experimental electronic pop single “Crystal Ball”

https://naturalhealth.bandcamp.com/track/crystal-ball-without-u

Ohio-based experimental Electronic Pop Rock newcomers Natural Health have released the first serendipitously sweet single “Crystal Ball (Without U) from their debut album Sleep Shop Volume One. We already can’t wait for the LP to drop.

The convergence of 80s Synthpop with 70s Funk takes you on a nostalgic aural trip. But thanks to the sleek production of Crystal Ball, it’s a radio-ready hit which oozes contemporary appeal.

It’s trippy, it’s melodic, and it’s infinitely endearing. Naturally, it’s all too easy to warm to the eccentrically dreamy tones and sticky-sweet vocals which sit in perfect synergy with the stylistically psychedelic beats.

Synth lines don’t come much sweeter than what you’ll get to soak up in this sonically blissful mix.

You can stream and download Natural Health’s single Crystal Ball via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Take a Transcendent Aural Trip with Alt Electronica Artist Taūv’s Ambiently Atmospheric Debut Album

In 2019 Electronic artist and producer Taūv dropped their debut self-titled album. We’re incredibly glad that the intricately layered soundscapes which take you on a transcendental trip to a completely new aural plateau ended up in our ears.

The ambiently psychedelic tones make it all too easy to immerse yourself within the mixes and follow the unpredictable progressions as they seamlessly contort under Taūv’s deft command.

Each of the tracks was atmospherically arrestive, but within the album, you’ll find a dynamic array of sounds. Each mix unfolds as a snapshot of the artist’s psyche when he orchestrated them. In “A Stroll with Birds” you’ll be fed birdsong and tranquillity. In “Losing My Shit” you’ll get a taste of the artist’s shadow side through the phantasmal layers which are weaved into the futuristic mix.

You can check out Taūv’s album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify. Prepare for 34 solid minutes of electronically crafted alchemy.

Keep up to date with the latest releases from the artist via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Embrace the good vibes in Beanie Duhh’s electronically cathartic single “Open to Christ”

https://open.spotify.com/track/2ACIUxinUs4f065JVOExfy?si=Q6CgJxJeR3KU0Bm9gUKdbQ

Prepare to have your preconceptions about Christian music shattered by up and coming artist Beanie Duhh’s Electronic hit “Open to Christ”.

Open to Christ is just one of the singles which you’ll find on the artist’s mould-breaking 2020 album “A Reflection” which provides 42-minutes of cathartic aural escapism.

Open to Christ has the perfect tone, momentum and vibe to feed you tranquil aural ecstasy. The instrumental mix never needed lyrics to convey the feel-good essence of the soundscape. Beanie Duhh’s intent when he crafted the short and sweet ambient jam is all too apparent in the deftly crafted melodies.

We’ll definitely be putting Beanie Duhh on our radar to see what follows their seminal release.

You can check out Open to Christ for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mercury Teardrop – Everlight: 80s Post Punk meets Sonically Absorbing Ambient Electronica

Fans of 80s Post Punk will definitely want to greet the chilling atmospheric synths and analogue guitars featured in Mercury Teardrop’s debut album Apparitions of a Dying Moon.

While each of the soundscapes is a finely orchestrated intricately textured feat of escapism, the best introduction to Mercury Teardrop’s sound is undoubtedly the fourth single, “Everlight”.

With tones which tear through you and the absorbingly unpredictable progressions in the extended-length track, listening to Everlight is a full-body experience. After hearing the album at home, I now have a visceral need for Mercury Teardrops’ walls of deftly crafted noise to hit me live.

Mercury didn’t just pay homage to bands such as Joy Division, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Talk Talk with their debut. He reinvented perpetually cutting energy of Post Punk whilst also weaving their love for Ambient Electronica into the sonically blissful mix.

All songs written, performed and produced by Bradley Roger Baum.

You can stream Everlight along with the rest of Mercury Teardrop’s debut album which was released on June 6th via Spotify.

Connect with the artist and stay up to date with future releases via Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast