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BoogaTronic has recently released their latest single Soul Horizon

BoogaTronic has released their latest track ‘Soul Horizon’.  Mixing Electronic, Pop and Funk together to create this insanely catchy single.

Starting off using a high-pitched electronic effect and intertwining that with a real feel good beat that gives it that funk sound, it’s calming to listen too, each vocal is sung in such a adenoidal way.

Towards the middle, the instrumentation begins to embrace the piercing electric guitar riffs and bringing in the hard-hitting synthesised drum beats to give it that real electronic sound.

This track embraces the way in which a slow-pace can really give a song a different feeling when you listen to it, because of the pace and the use of low-tempos it intrigues the listener and relaxes them which is a bonus when listening.

You can check out BoogaTronic’s latest track by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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SwifStyle lets you revisit the good times with their standout Funk-driven Hip Hop track “Throwback”  

https://open.spotify.com/track/0u76ZxVRqnhVKahw76qlLD

The standout single Throwback from breaking Alt Hip Hop artist SwifStyle’s latest album “The Renaissance Movement, Phase 1” serves up an infectiously adrenalizing dose of Funk and Soul. It almost makes Daft Punk’s tracks sound flat.

Throwback may aid nostalgia by catapulting you back to the time when Disco and Funk were King. But the vibrantly eclectic approach to production ensured that Throwback is as fresh as Alt Hip Hop comes.

Expect killer acoustic basslines, sensually charismatic vibing vocals, and electrically-charged melodies which will stick to your synapses long after the track has faded to a close. It’s not every day we come across a track with such visceral soul and connectable expressive passion. Don’t hang around getting SwifStyle on your radar. They won’t be up and coming for long.

You can check out Throwback along with the rest of SwifStyle’s album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Michelle Shapa – Everlasting: Soul-Soaked Alt RnB

https://open.spotify.com/album/4d12QcPIvIDJ7N8swBYk5B

Breaking Alt RnB artist Michelle Shapa’s fourth single Everlasting is a captivating cocktail of Soul, Pop, EDM and Funk which will definitely liven up your playlists.

The inspiring lyricism sits tightly against the softly intricate melodies which may share a reminiscence or two with 90s RnB artists, but tangibly, Michelle Shapa has stamped down her own signature empowering style with Everlasting. There may be plenty of energy in the vocals, but thanks to the smooth production, Everlasting is an impossibly easy track to vibe-out to.

Alt RnB fans won’t fail to find the resonance in Everlasting It’s magnetic enough to draw you in from the prelude and only loosen its grip when the track reaches the outro.

You can check out Michelle Shapa’s single Everlasting for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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The Slacksons – PLASTIC BAGS FOR SHOES: Archetype-Smashing Indie Electronica

The Slacksons have moved away from the usual aural archetypes with their latest EP “PLASTIC BAGS FOR SHOES”. If you think that the EP title is a little eccentric, just wait to hear what each of the attention piquing, mind-altering soundscapes have to offer.

Even though distinctive and truly innovative music is a hard sell in 2020, I have no doubt that The Slacksons will go far with their sublime mix of Trip Hop, Disco, Funk, Indie, and Psych.

With each track offering a discernibly different vibe and sound, the EP stands as a testament to the diversity of this exceptionally exciting up and coming UK-based artist. As difficult as it was to pick a standout favourite track, there’s just something engrossingly appealing about the ominously slicing organ wails and crunching Hard Rock riffs being instilled into the feel-good track “WAKE UP“.

You can check out the EP for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jay Karnell – There for You featuring BADKids: A Vibing RnB Funk Pop Jam

As RnB goes, it’s rarely as unapologetically experimental as Jay Karnell’s latest single “There for You” featuring BADKids.

Within the mix, you’ll find a smorgasbord of different influences, from Funk to Indie to EDM, to Pop, it’s all in there and weaved together by the artist’s soul and charisma.

Around the electronic beats, you’ll be able to appreciate the ever-absorbing presence of Blues Funk riffs which take the track to the next level. With their vocals and lyrics, Jay Karnell kept their style much more archetypal. So despite the creative originality in There For You, any Seal fans will be in for a treat when they hit play.

You can check out Jay Karnell’s vibing RnB Pop Jam for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Spoken Word Poetry and Blues Pop Combine in Dom Reynolds’ Latest Single “Jealousy”

After an absorbing spoken-word prelude, Dom Reynolds’ latest single “Jealousy” kicks off as a cathartically indulgent Blues Pop soundscape which will enamour fans of John Cooper Clarke and RnB Soul alike.

That may be a slightly unexpected pairing of styles. Yet Dom Reynolds’ experimental Funk-addled style is all the more captivating for the fact that he’s aurally ripped up the rulebook.

Charlotte Neal’s strong, yet smooth harmonic vocals work alongside the deadpan spoken-word delivery throughout the track. Which not only creates a potent amount of collaborative chemistry but also ensures that the lyrics resonate with maximum impact.

The ambient slow jam comes with a nuanced infusion of Psych. When Jealousy is in full flow, you’ll be suitably mesmerised by the colourfully warm tones.

You can listen to Jealousy by heading over to SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Groove Inn – Drive ft. Denver Hall: Futuristically Sticky-Sweet Funk Soul Hip Hop

Up and coming artist Groove Inn teamed up with Denver Hall for their latest soulfully smooth eccentrically endearing EP “Summer Pack”

Each of the four singles offers a different sticky-sweet serving of Funk, Soul, Jazz, RnB, and Pop laced Hip Hop. But the standout track has to be the futuristic work of Funk-soaked Neo-Soul “Drive”.

Without any amount of deliberation, the track kicks in with the groove-deep bends of the bass accompanied by the instantly magnetic Rap verses. You’ll be hooked in the tonally warm hit from there on out.

Playful Hip Hop combined with pure Funk and Soul will always be timelessly uplifting. But the main distinction with Drive is how far they were able to project their sound into the future. It’s all too easy to expect plenty more innovation from Groove Inn in the future. I’d put them on your radar sooner rather than later.

You can check out Groove Inn’s single Drive for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jonathan Care – I Can’t Stand Losin’ U: Absorbingly Alternative Hip Hop

A lot of music may get referred to as arrestive. But Jonathan Care’s latest single “I Can’t Stand Losin’ U will hit you with jaw-to-the-floor captivation right from the prelude.

When you hit play on Hip Hop music, you’ve already got fixed assumptions of what’s going to come your way. Jonathan Care shatters them with their striking Alt Rock vocals which are introduced only after a deceptively archetypal offering of Hip Hop beats. The single is an unashamedly eccentric feat of dynamic alchemy. Expect everything from Jazz to Funk to Rock to be instilled into this warm, soulful mix which is consistently progressive. As a result, I Can’t Stand Losin’ U is a track which demands to be played on repeat.

You can have the experience of being blown away by Jonathan Care’s bold experimental approach to Hip Hop for yourselves by checking out I Can’t Stand Losin’ U on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dhyan – Ice Cold Lemonade: Sticky-Sweet Neo-Soul Pop

Soul, Funk, and sentimentality are just three of the striking elements which will hit you when you hit play on up and coming Soul Pop artist Dhyan’s single “Ice Cold Lemonade”.

The absorbingly mellow melodies follow an ambient pace creating the perfect platform for Dhyan’s naturally harmonic and expressive vocals which will leave you hooked from the very first verse. Many people are daunted by the prospect of checking out new artists. But Dhyan will ensure that your curiosity is generously rewarded with this buttery smooth serving of Neo-Soul Pop.

By using lemonade as a playful metaphor, Ice Cold Lemonade which makes it all too easy to fall into the accessible and amiable mix. The level of immersive mesmerism on offer ensures that the gentle melodies will stay with you for long after the track has faded to a close.

You can check out Ice Cold Lemonade for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Takeaway Sessions – Funky Lemon: Funk-Driven Alt Rock

Mr Bungle fans will definitely want to turn their attention to the eccentrically Funk-driven feat of Alt Rock which is the latest release from up and coming artist Takeaway Sessions.

With “Funky Lemon” also carrying reminiscences to artists such as Frank Zappa, it’s an aural treat for anyone who appreciates nuanced music which doesn’t take itself all too seriously. With layers of upbeat Psych infused into the guitar-led groove-deep euphoric mix, Funky Lemon is an instantly uplifting hit. And Takeaway Sessions perceptibly didn’t hold back with how much soul they injected into the highly polished mix.

Funky Lemon may offer an array of aural nostalgias, but you’ve never quite heard a Funk revival like this one before.

You can check out the latest release from Takeaway Sessions by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast