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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

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Give 2 The People (G2P) – The Sound: Playfully Grungy Funk Metal

Playful vocals, rampant guitar riffs & tasteful wah-wah solos, a stagger drumming section & a protagonist bass guitar – the elements that more or less make up G2P sound.

G2P is a three-piece act from Tampa, Florida and you can bet that the sound they’re bringing is as sunny as their homeland. “The Sound” is a snappy funk-metal song that is bound to delight listeners that are into RCHP, Primus & Faith No More (obviously). The drumming is vigorous yet concrete; the electric guitar’s sound is palatable and brings the heat with the song’s main riff. The bass is all-around slashing and serves as the main groove provider. Regardless, I think it is the vocals that take the cake. The listener who is either way into this sound will easily perceive an immediate influence from Mike Patton – which let’s be clear, 99 out of 100 times is nothing less than complementary to a musician.

You ought to let G2P funk you up; check out “The Sound” here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

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Van Den Wolfe – Rising to the Top ft. Jessie Wagner: Funk-Driven Alt RnB

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Alt RnB artist Van Den Wolfe has made their debut with the Funk-laden album “MALBEC & BLAZE”. While each of the vibrantly groove-deep singles will speak to your soul, the perfect introduction to the artist’s nostalgically vintage sound is “Rising to the Top” featuring vocals from Jessie Wagner.

Jessie’s Soaring Pop vocals perfectly complement the bed of 80s inspired synth-pop which is joined by plenty of bendy acoustic bass licks. Yet, the most potent hit of aural alchemy is waiting for in the outro as you’re treated to guitar riffs which match the arrestive awe infused into the mix by Jessie’s vocals.

Rising to the Top is a track which keeps on giving. Van Den Wolfe’s technical ability is one thing. Their ability to make their soundscapes scream with soulful effervescent ingenuity is another thing.

If you check out any debut album from and up and coming artist this year, make it this one.

You can check out Rising to the Top along with the rest of the debut album from Van Den Wolfe by heading over to their website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Vintage Funk and Contemporary Indie Combine in Team’s Debut Single “Day by Day”

Vintage Funk and contemporary Indie are rarely found in the same soundscape. But up and coming Alternative artist Team have proven that the two elements make for an alchemically absorbent aural-mash with their debut single “Day by Day”.

Team perceptibly has an arsenal of experimentalism at their disposable allowing them to cook up nostalgic tracks which also offer plenty of distinctively authentic appeal.

The synths lead the ay through the rhythmic mix which spills plenty of soul as it progresses coming together as a defiantly empowering track full of deep grooves, and mellifluous ardency. Their alternative edge alone ensures that Team’s sound has a massive amount of commercial appeal. Get them on your radar.

You can check out Day by Day for yourselves via Spotify

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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J. Mic – Vibe : Funky Disco R&B

‘Vibe’ is the opening track to ‘OctNova’, the latest project by J. Mic.

What’s extraordinary about this track is that it sounds so unbelievably groovy that I can bet you that if you play it to anyone from your 10-year-old nephew to your 75-year-old grandmother; they would equally absolutely vibe with it.

The funk is real with this track. To be more accurate this is a funk/disco banger that one can claim it features some rapping (or some fast singing) in the verses before exploding in the anthemic, smooth chorus “I just wanna vibe tonight”. There’s this catchy bass line that grabs your body and makes it wobble, and that bridge sounds… oh so spicy.

‘Vibe’ can do great in your “Sexy R&B” playlist as much as your “Funky Stuff” one. This is the kind of soundtrack that you would be listening in “Grease” or “Saturday Night Fever” if these were 2019 flicks. But they aren’t, so be sure to head over to J. Mic’s Spotify page and stream ‘Vibe’.

You can do so here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

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Cape Cod – I’m Coming Home ft. Richard Farrell: Soulful Funk-Laden Disco

If up and coming Disco Funk artist Cape Cod still hasn’t appeared on your radar, you’ll soon thank us for the introduction to their euphorically soulful approach to production.

Their standout hit “I’m Coming Home” featuring Richard Farrell will allow you to appreciate just why there’s such a hype around their naturistically high-vibe soundscapes.

I’m Coming Home may borrow a few elements from decades past, but in its essence, I’m Coming Home is a vibrant, rejuvenating modern floor-filler which is will bring ample amounts of deftly mastered Funk onto your playlists.

Through the depth of lyrics, the charismatically inviting vocals, and quality of the production, I’m Coming Home has set the bar for EDM artists crafting beats for the intention of putting out uplifting tracks which arrest the listener’s own rhythmic pulses.

You can check out Cape Cod’s standout single I’m Coming Home for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Discover the Euphoric Funk Wrapped up in Dj Paul Vicktor’s Bass-Driven Hit “Droga”

Dj Paul Vicktor’s standout track “Droga” off their recently released third album is all about the bass, the sonic atmospherics, and wavy euphoria.

The experimental mix may not ease you in gently, but once hooked by the solid rhythm, you’ll have few little concerns about being thrown headfirst into such a high-octane, charged mix.

The duration of the tracks may be fairly short with Droga only running for 1:25 minutes. But considering that Dj Paul Vicktor has poured plenty of innovation into his mixes with the aim of creating pioneeringly enjoyable music, that’s just more of an excuse to listen to the album in full. The sublime fusion of Hip Hop, Disco, Funk and Bounce found in each of the tracks is nothing short of entrancing.

You can check out Dj Paul Vicktor’s track Droga along with the rest of their album by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast