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Reuben J Falle – Nancy: Lucidly Electric Breakbeat

Leftfield fans are in for a treat with Reuben J Falle’s latest single Nancy. It carries the same dizzying amount of Electronica reverb which will have you knees deep in the track before you even get to the build ups and drops.

The instrumental-only mix, carries lucidly electric synergy, as the synths set up an almost hauntingly euphoric aura around the digital effects which lift the melody and set you up for the most intricate, yet subtle drops you’ve heard from an Ambient IDM track in a long time. The drum machine sets a pulsing bassline with the slightest Industrial undertones to make Nancy a track which you don’t just listen to. It reverberates through you.

The Brighton, UK based producer has composed an organically alchemic vibe with his music, and I really can’t express how refreshing the ambience mixed with the hype of Jungle was. I can breakdown the instrumentals, yet that would never tell you how resonant the instrumental mix truly was.

You can check out Reuben J Falle’s single Nancy from his latest EP ‘Blue’ by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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O D Y S S E Y – Days in the Bazaar: Electronically Engineered Sun-Soaked Middle Eastern Beats

My love for Middle Eastern Electronica started with Infected Mushroom, yet, it may end with the up and coming Dark EDM artist O D Y S S E Y. Yet, no matter how much heavy overdrive that is kicked into the electronically fuelled mix, nothing strips away that transiently ethereal emotion which hits you in the form of vibrantly piercing Arabian music.

O D Y S S E Y’s latest single Days in the Bazaar which was dropped July 2018 will bring all of the sun-soaked exotica of the Middle East with some of the most Dub Soaked beats you’ve heard this year (or potentially ever). The progressive beat packs in plenty of dizzying drops and hooks, for you to truly get a taste of how dark Middle Eastern music could have always been.

You can check O D Y S S E Y’s latest single Days in the Bazaar out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Drayn’s Electronica-Heavy Urban Indie New Release

Drayn have just dropped their debut album Storybook, the verdict? The Denver based duo have created the ultimate collection of uniquely organic, sweet urban Indie soundscapes which seem to defy every genre label known to man. Slapping a label on their sound almost feels like an insult, so instead, I’ll tell you that you can expect some electronically tampered melodic rhythm with the perfect amount of Trap attitude to make sure the concepts behind their prodigal project really resonate. When it comes to the lyrics, there’s equal amounts of ingenuity as there is soul.

Each one of the tracks on Drayn’s first album flows with its own momentum, yet the one which really caught my attention was Hypnotize, which was true to the title and carried hypnotic waves of resonance which swelled over the mix to create a mid-tempo, uplifting harmony. Hypnotize gives a visceral indication to Drayn’s playful, inventive style. The track’s production is relatively Lo Fi, yet this just serves to make the overall effect of Hypnotize a little more accessible.

You can check out Drayn’s track Hypnotize for yourselves by heading over to Spotify where you can also find his 18 track album Storybook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Paul Jordan – Neighbourhood: Cinematically Captivating Electronica

Neighbourhood is the latest creeping concordant composition by Electronica artist Paul Jordan. I’m not sure if it was quite the up and coming artists intention to put me on edge during his Experimental, Ambient mix. However, it definitely wouldn’t be out of place in a David Lynch film. The instrumental only beat used phatasmically endearing spatial effect to ensure that the sound would stay with you long after it had faded out – the space in between the sounds resonate as much as the echoing, melodic synthesised sounds which are complimented by captivating samples and effects.

Whilst Neighbourhood isn’t exactly the track you would kick back and relax to; as a producer and composer Paul Jordan proved his deft talent when it comes to digital command. His cinematic style will without question see him go far commercially.

You can check out Paul Jordan’s latest single Neighbourhood which was released July 2018 on SoundCloud now. Although I’d probably do it with the lights on – the walk-through music to Resident Evil terrified me significantly less than Neighbourhood.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Aulvir – Comprehension: Hauntingly Minimalistic Electronica

If you like your music as ambiently blissful as possible, you may want to contemplate tuning into Aulvir’s latest offering of catharsis with his latest single Comprehension. I’ll be honest, I got two minutes into the 7-minute track and I felt the urgent hot prickle of tears forming as I was swamped by the reminiscence to acts such as Hartheim and Sigur Ros. The hauntingly ethereal vocal offerings that rounded Comprehension off as the perfect concordant melody translated as piercingly pensive poetry. The deftly fluid command of electronic sound which Aulvir demonstrates through his soundscapes is enough to leave the most pretentious of audiophiles in awe as he revels in ambient complexity creating a prodigal offering of minimalistic electronica.

Each one of Aulvir’s compositions offer lucid waves of pure aural indulgence, never allowing your attention to slip away. The spaces in between the sound are as just as tantalising as the quiescent echoes of the melancholically grounding reverberation and distortion of the beats.

If you feel like slipping away from the world for just a little while, you can check out Aulvir’s latest single which dropped May 2018 on SoundCloud now. Prepare for seven whole minutes of cathartic bliss.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Flash Jrive – Meant to Be: A Lo Fi Electronica Genre Mashing

Looking for a track that’s fast paced and utterly insane? Look no further than Flash Jrive’s latest Electronic track Meant to Be. His Electronically momentous Lo Fi track was one of the most enigmatic EDM orchestrations that I’ve heard in 2018. Flash Jrive clearly threw out the rule books when he composed his genre-mash EDM hit. The vocals to the track run as more of a spoken word commentary adding even more hype to the cacophonic beat which puts the happy in hardcore. The Lo Fi recording of Meant to Be proved that despite the production, Flash Jrive has the vision necessary to break up the monotony of the tracks put out there by most Electronic artists today.

You can check out Flash Jrive’s latest single Meant to be on SoundCloud, which is just one of the insanely enthralling tracks from his EP ‘Rewind One’ which was released in April 2018 and has everything you could ask for, from Chip Tune to Industrial; Rewind One has it all.

Connect with Flash Jrive on Facebook & never miss out one of his pioneeringly progressive Electronica tracks again!

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

 

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Empty Flies – Nobody: Dark Wave Industrial Worth Drowning In

I don’t mean to alarm you, but I found an Industrial artist whose vocals are as ethereally astounding as his beats. Nobody was just one of the pensively ambient Electronica tracks from Empty Flies 2018 album SHADOWS that left me hypnotised.

As I immersed myself into Dark Wave tsunami of sound that the Empty Flies deftly composed with their synthesised instrumentals I let the oceanic waves wash over me until the Trap beat picked up momentum and went in an unpredictable direction. The band mixed Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) style vocals, with a beat that almost translated as tribal, which detracted away from he atypical harshness that you’d expect in the Industrial genre. I’ve spent enough time listening to Industrial music to know that beats like this aren’t created every day, and with a style as unfathomably slick as the Empty Flies I have no doubt that they’ll see the same success as their influences which include Massive Attack, Queens of the Stone Age and Depeche Mode.

You can check out Empty Flies single Nobody along with the rest of their album on BandCamp now, follow the band on Facebook to stay up to date with all of their releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Chris Yohei Tokunaga – You and I Feat Nina Rotner

The more Berlin, Germany Electronica acts I hear I get increasingly convinced that they put something in the water to help the producers make such hyped-up beats even when it comes to the more Ambient sounds.

For his latest track Indie Dubstep Club/Dance producer and songwriter Chris teamed up with Nina Rotner who lent her sweet vocal style to perfectly round this ambiently enthralling track. The tracks seamlessly synergetic flow is light as air, yet, the beguiling effects and orchestration allow the sound to transcend above the mediocre. The iridescently clear synth style of the track is bewitchingly beautiful with the iconic stamp of German sterility to the sound. I wouldn’t go as far to say Tokunaga’s sound is pioneeringly ground breaking, instead, it has a familiarity to the sound that allows you to transcend to it without question.

You can check out the new radio mix to Tokunaga’s You and I which was released on March 2nd, 2018 on SoundCloud.

Head on over to Facebook to follow Chris & stay up to date with all his future releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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ELD – ELD & Aceton Remix: A Mix of Electronica Euphoria & Swedish House Harmonic Transcendence

ELD has just dropped his remix of the iconic hit Eld & Aceton, originally produced by the blindingly talented Electro artist Timo Räisänen. The remix boasts the perfect balance of dancefloor euphoria with harmonic transcendence. The 8-minute track, may be a little on the lengthy side, but once you build up to that stunning drop mid-way through the track it’s pure ecstasy. ELD brought the remix to life with his signature nostalgic sound which pertains a sweet reminiscence to acts such as Human League & Duran Duran, however there’s no disputing his Swedish roots created a sound with infinitely more synergy. ELD has also just released his debut EP ‘Vokal’, comprised of 4 pensively paced tracks comprised of seamless serenity. If you’re a fan of 80’s electronica don’t hang around, treat yourself to a taste of his tantalisingly futuristic 80’s sound.

If you’re looking to add some new mixes to your party playlists check out ELD’s remix on SoundCloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/eldmusic/eld-aceton-eld-remix

Head on over to ELD’s official website for more blissfully composed melodic masterpieces:

http://eldmusic.com/

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Turvia – Unholy: Industrial Pioneers Orchestrate The Beautifully Dark Complexity of Electronica

Unholy is the latest single from Electronica act Turvia’s debut album “FEAR, BLOODSHED AND HUMAN SACRIFICES BEFORE WINTER SOLSTACE’. Even that album title carries its own sense of impending doom. But Unholy isn’t all doom and gloom, it’s mainly beautifully dark Industrial Techno with a twinge of Noise. Being no stranger to industrial music, I can say with confidence that Turvia are a band that pertain their own unique edge within the genre, there’s plenty of spaces wrapped up in the sound, which makes it a perfect listening experience for Electronica fans with a penchant for darker, more complex beats. What I love most about their debut track Unholy is is the pace, it doesn’t rush to the finish line, it just allows you to enjoy the slightly macabre ride through the analog synths, the rattles and snares, and the pure palpable synergy that the Argentinian musicians create.

If you’re a fan of Skinny Puppy, Icon of Coil & Grendel, you’re going to love Turvia’s latest track, you can check it out on SoundCloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/turvia/unholy

Connect with Turvia on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Turvia_

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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