What happened to the human touch, nobody writes you a letter?
‘The Last Days of Pompeii’ is the creation of Edinburgh, UK local- the awesome Ru Stewart. Drawing on inspiration from the 1980’s groove pioneers you get that sexy & fun Boogie, Disco and House mix all rolled into one from this music with soul. With loops, synths and live drums; there is a lot to like here. I was jiving along here with a huge smile. This is pure happy music.
I really enjoyed this song and wish I could find out who the vocalist was. Her voice is so smooth and really added a wonderful vibe to the top production from Ru. Let’s hope for more incredibly groovy music and I’ll get some roller skates in the meantime. In fact, I should learn how to actually not fall first as it will be fast paced when watching this act live soon.
Get in the right vibe with this awesome artists SoundCloud page.
House doesn’t often come as entrancingly sweet as the standout single “Woke Me” from Maryland-based artist Chiffon’s latest EP “Third” which dropped on March 27th.
You can expect a serious serving of soul within the inventively-layered vocals which rest atop of the colourful, modernistic, perpetually evolving beats.
The nuanced ambient air over Woke Me makes it the perfect track if you’re looking for good-vibes but don’t want to be left itching to get on a dancefloor. Instead, Woke Me will work as the perfect playlist staple. Each time you hit play, you’ll be able to unravel a little bit more of the artful intricate alchemy.
If this is the future of Experimental House, we’re here for it.
You can check out Chiffon’s single Woke Me for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Out of the multitude productions Ritual Beets record label has produced, this time we get to tune in with DJ Templar’s new track Let Me Tell You.
Coming in at only 1:05, Let Me Tell You stands as a sparkling celebration of pure house music where the high concentration of beats and loops empowers the dance-y rhythm for a real banging party dancefloor. Engaging with large patterns of percussions and fills, it’s really impossible not to follow the flow and move along.
Let Me Tell you has to be part of a longer house playlist we’re hoping Templar will be spinning out.
If there’s any track which will get you feeling nostalgic about dancefloors, it’s up and coming EDM producer Kingdumb’s latest mix “Dancing with the Devil” featuring vocals from Sophie-Rose Goldsworthy and Jaeh Hall.
Luckily, the ecstasy-dripping soundscape is just as effective at feeding you euphoria through your headphones as it would be if it dropped on the dancefloor. The super-charged entrancing Future Pop mix borrows nuances of Acid House, but the true essence of Dancing with the Devil lies in the futuristic gripping of the soundscape. The powerfully connectable lyrics and vocals bring soul and warmth to the track while Kingdumb lays down impeccably rhythmic bass-dripping adrenalizing beats. You’re going to want to make Dancing with the Devil a firm fixture of your EDM playlists.
You can check out Kingdumb’s track Dancing with the Devil along with their earlier releases for yourselves via Spotify.
DJ and house producer Vince Neel has just released ‘Lost Your Mind’ – a 3:40 club-throbbing track with a title that perhaps feels a little too on the nose since we’re, well, still unable to lose our minds at the club.
‘Lost Your Mind’ is a strong showing from this Munich house spinner. A mildly ominous bassline builds enough excited suspense before dropping into the first groove and giving a taste of what’s to come. Once things really get in the groove, the track’s vocals – leaning heavily on the house genre’s trademark chops – provide a syncopation that fits well in the beat’s pocket. helping it rise like well baked bread to its snare snapping apex.
Vince Neel’s tight production helps set ‘Lost Your Mind’ apart from a majority of house releases in the last month – it’s just a shame we can’t listen to this at a club anytime soon. Rest assured though, it’s going on the quarantine rave playlist.
Figgis has released his five-track collection ‘Movements’ bringing in many elements from the sound of EDM house.
Each track specialising in it’s own sound, having a different style and tending to keep that energetic flow pulsing out of every second. Combining many sound effects to flow through and bounce off one another to give it that beat that gets you moving.
Using the use of repeating lyrics in a more high-pitched tone over the top, whilst adding in that fast pace melody that tends to lead to a drop in the beat, to get the heart-pumping as the beat picks up the pace and begins to get louder.
Some tracks stand out more than others, ‘Yesterday’s Dance’ is one that is a killer tune, it has a lot more of an impact as you listen, the build-up of suspense, with the powerful drum beat as the electronic style effects begin to disperse. Then adding in the distortion, as the melody begins to fade in and out and this eerie sound begins to take over.
Listen to Figgis EP Movements by heading on over to HEREnow.
Synths don’t come much friendlier than the eccentrically accessible notes in the aural monster of an EDM mix “Quarantine Distress” by Charles Hansen which was released on March 26th.
The funky vibrant mix may bet short and sweet, but the instrumental track is entrancingly energetic from start to finish. Charles Hansen typically sticks to composing more melodically transient tracks. Yet, Quarantine is an organically uplifting mix which will be more than efficacious at pulling you out of your own isolated funk.
Finding Electronic Dance producers who offer personality and soul through their tracks may not be an easy feat, but Charles Hansen has more than made up for that shortage. It may not fix the current hand sanitizer and toilet paper scarcity, but any discerning EDM fans will agree that danceable euphoric earworms are just as essential.
You can check out Charles Hansen’s latest release Quarantine Distress for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Just one minute into PowerStateFailure’s latest single “The Selector (A Tribute to Andrew Weatherall)”, tears affirmed just how fitting the ode was.
For those unaware, Andrew Weatherall was a British artist, DJ, producer and a pivotal part of the Acid House movement in the 80s. His tragic passing in February 2020 made us all too aware of how much he contributed to the music industry. His deft touch was put upon cult classics by artists such as Happy Mondays, New Order, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine.
After hearing PowerStateFailure’s tribute, I’m fairly sure Acid House Electronica has never come with such a pensively arresting feel. The Selector perfectly captures the industrious grassroots energy which surrounded the take-off of the Acid House era. It’s a nostalgia trip of how much life Acid House brought to the bleak Thatcher years. Yet, the single sits perfectly on contemporary airwaves and playlists.
With the haunting atmospheric tones, this reflective tribute will leave a lingering resonance long after the 6-minute track has faded to a close.
You can check out PowerStateFailure’s track for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
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.
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.