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Johnny Paradiso – Hypermisery: Volatile in Nature, Transcendent in Tone Alt EDM

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Even the concept of hypermisery is beguiling and thought-provoking. Yet, with his release “Hypermisery”, Johnny Paradiso has created a soundscape which will speak to more than your mind.

Prepare for your rhythmic pulses to be arrested by this progressive feat of experimental electronica. For their debut single, Johnny Paradiso merged elements from a myriad of styles to create a melting pot of danceable euphoria.

Once you find the groove in the mix which is volatile in nature but transcendent in tone, the entrancing essence to the soundscape is all too easy to latch onto. Any fans of ahead of the curve EDM will undoubtedly want to take the time to explore the ingenuity of this artist. He’d go down a storm in Berghain.

You can check out Johnny Paradiso’s debut single Hypermisery featuring Tradavious for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Atlas Finch – Telling You No: Lyrically Raw, Instrumentally Euphoric Indie Dance Pop

Some tracks you simply listen to, some tracks consume you as you hit play. Up and coming Electronic Pop artist Atlas Finch’s standout single “Telling You No” falls into the latter category.

In all honesty, I’m not accustomed to finding lyricism which emotionally stings in Electronic music. But Atlas Finch penned a potent serving for Telling You No.

The humbly candid lyrics versed through nuanced Indie Pop style vocals fall into perfect synergy with the energetic yet undemanding Dance Pop beats. By infusing elements of Hip Hop and House into Telling You No, the track definitely isn’t without euphoric appeal. But in its essence, Telling You No is a sublimely soulful Pop mix tinged with an all too resonant and humanistic dose of melancholy.

You can check out Telling You No for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Not Together by House producer Paul Costello featuring Abigail Bailey & ItsAllAboutAaron: A tale of lost love and loneliness

Not Together, a house track produced by Paul Costello, sounds very nineties in its composition.  Throughout the piece there is a narrative, told in masculine and feminine voices, about lost love and how both participants have only found loneliness since becoming separated from one another.

The song talks of two lovers, who felt complete by simply being together, that have been left with palpable feelings of regret because they failed to say what was needed when their relationship fell into ruin.

Repetition, in words and music, work well for this minimalist track that shows our protagonists will never know they share an identical feeling of regret.

There is a sense of grief, for words left unsaid, laid down in lyrics that feel calm despite talk of surviving stormy weather. Both parties know they’ve lost something, pieces of themselves that made them better people, and are trying to become whole again.

For many of us, the subject matter contained within this track is all too relatable.

Review By Lisa Knight

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House Producer and DJ Nate C. The Chief releases latest single ‘Sucka’

Buckle your seatbelts, down that shot and, as a safety measure, you may want to secure your head!!! The Veteran DJ Nate.C The Chief is at it again.

‘Sucka’, Nate C. The Chief’s latest offering is a fresh and delicious cocktail of House, Trance, and Hip Hop, with nods to Busta Rhymes, Bassment Jaxx and David Guetta. His gritty vocal call to action and artful use of electronic beats and hypnotic baselines guide the listener unaware to an intoxicating, mind bending crescendo, guaranteed to displace even the very shyest wallflower and plant them squarely in the middle of the dance floor.

This clever mixture of old school riffs, new school tricks and, the ingenious blurring of traditional musical regional lines will please the club going masses greatly and secure a spot on the list of must-hear club anthems in 2020. If jumping dance floors is what Nate C. Is known for, then by jove, a lot of jumping is exactly what he is set to get.

Check out Nate C’s fantastic new release yourself over at Souncloud now.

Review by Susan Harriott

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Clean Bandit – Symphony feat Zara Larsson SYSTEM KIDS Remix

Up and coming producer SYSTEM KIDS has put their deft touch on a myriad of iconic contemporary Dance hits. Yet, the perfect introduction to their sound is their sticky-sweet reimagining of the viral hit “Symphony” from Clean Bandit featuring vocals from Zara Larsson.

The mix amplifies the euphoric ecstasy which found in the original, making the soundscape even brighter, even more visceral, and infinitely more danceable. Straight from the first verse, you’re thrown into a high-octane Dance Mix which offers nuanced additions of House and Trance.

The Symphony remix stands as a testament to SYSTEM KIDS production skills. It’s only a matter of time before the world becomes just as enamoured by their stylish approach to EDM as we are.

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

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Philip STEVENSON – Where’s My Mind? featuring Emarie:

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If you’re always on the lookout for new nostalgic Trance-laced House mixes to get your euphoric fix, look no further than the standout release “Where’s My Mind?” from EDM artist and producer Philip STEVENSON.

Even though there’s plenty of accessibility within the mix which will throw you right back to the golden era of Trance, there’s also a heavy serving of spacey futurism. The effortlessly smooth vocals from Emarie brought transcendent energy to Where’s My Mind? and made it all too easy to get caught up in the mellifluous danceable rhythms.

While it felt that there was an excess of reverb and effects in part, the structure and momentum put behind Where’s My Mind is an affirmation that the up and coming EDM producer has plenty to offer to the airwaves.

You can check out Where’s My Mind for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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EDM Artist Guy Metter has made their debut with the experimentally bold single “Last Night”

With the spoken-word narrative which sits synergistically against the groove-deep beats in Guy Metter’s mesmerising Alt Electronica debut “Last Night (We Took Over a Jazz Club)” there was an intensity to the sound like we’d never heard before.

Your mind is split between wanting to follow the intricate and boldly experimental instrumental Jazz & Funk-soaked progressions and wanting to hear how the compelling narrative story ends. Neither of them disappointed.

The lyrics perfectly captured that all too familiar sense of guilt which follows hedonistic indulgence. With a sensual versing and just as much sensuality from the beats, Last Night is a single we’re definitely not going to forget in a hurry.

You can check out Guy Metter’s hypnotically masterful for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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San Pedro Collective – Where Do I Begin: Entrancingly Atmospheric Acid House

San Pedro Collective

San Pedro Collective are due to drop their hotly anticipated Dance hit “Where Do I Begin” in February 2020 and blast the airwaves with an arrestive revival of those nostalgic 90s Acid House tones which would have sat the Hacienda alight.

The Hacienda may be long gone (well, it’s a block of flats now), but the Manchester-based collective’s sound is well and truly alive with vibrant sensuous mesmerism which hooks more than your mind into the seamlessly orchestrated and produced beats. Sarah Bouchier’s harmonically hypnotic vocals resonate like they were born to dominate a mix such as Where Do I Begin.

Starting off as a sensually mellifluous atmospheric soundscape, the progressive mix amasses momentum through the deft switch-ups until you reach the breakdown. A breakdown momentous enough to affirm that if any up and coming artist has what it takes to create a charting EDM floor-filler it’s San Pedro Collective.

You’ll have to wait until February 22nd to check out Where Do I Begin for yourselves. In the meantime, head over to Facebook and keep up to date with news of the release. And check out the standout track The Things You See from their Debut EP via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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PvssyCat – The Pvssycat Project: Ingeniously Crafted EDM Hip Hop Insanity

If you like to know where tracks are going to take you from the first time of listening, PvssyCat’s debut album “The PvssyCat Project” definitely isn’t for you. Alternatively, if you love nothing more than ingeniously crafted aural insanity, prepare to be blown away.

The majority of music which we hear usually merges at least two genres together. But you’ve never heard experimentalism quite like this before. Context-less vocal samples weave their way into the mix as the futuristic EDM Hip Hop instrumentals carve plenty of their own insanity.

There’s no way of knowing where the mercilessly fast-paced bass-soaked tracks will take you next. But if one thing is strikingly clear, it’s that this up and coming artist is worth having on your radar. Especially if you’re as keen as us to stick your teeth into truly distinctive tracks.

You can check out PvssyCat’s debut album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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REWIND – Hey Child: Euphorically Tensile Progressive House

Think of all the key components needed to create a perfect euphoric Progressive House anthem. Then hit play on the radio edit of REWIND’s club hit “Hey Child” and count them as they work under the deft rhythmic mastery of the up and coming artist and producer.

The Radio Edit of Hey Child makes the high-octane vivid mix perfect for your multi-purpose playlists. But let’s face it, tracks such as Hey Child were born to become floor-filling anthems. Even in the frosty grips of January, Hey Child will have you feeling the Summer festival heat.

Hey Child Kicks off with teasing sauntering rhythms before the track seamlessly switches into a serving of unadulterated tensile energy. Thanks to the almost instantaneous hook which follows the prelude, you’ll be suitably immersed for when REWIND hits you with soaring melodies and dizzying climaxes.

You can check out Hey Child for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast