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The planets all align for Rocco & TDC Tunes with new single ‘Cosmic’

Rocco & TDC Tunes

While the world blinks in pandemic darkness and people sit frustrated, confused, and nervous of the future, it seems dance singer/songwriter Rocco has not just been falling in love, but finding the whole experience a transcendental, psychedelic time. Perhaps best known for her single ‘Lovesick’, a collaboration with H two 0 for the Ministry of Sound, which reached No.1 in the UK Dance Charts, on ‘Cosmic’ Rocco collaborates with London-based writer/producer TDC Tunes to provide us with a high energy, soaring dance tune, all swelling keyboard chords, overlapping vocal lines, and thumping house beats.

There’s a Gabrielle-like quality to Rocco’s voice, a smoky huskiness that’s at once sexy and vulnerable, sitting over rising, chiming sequenced keyboards, hi hat patterns, and thunderous bass, building and rising then dropping to a trancey, psychedelic little breakdown before climbing once more to its ultimate crescendo.

The full track is released on December 18th across all major streaming platforms, you can stream this now on Spotify, and follow TDC Tunes and Rocco on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

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Joolz Jones is set to drop his entrancingly unpredictable genre-mashing hit ‘Lovesick’

Joolz Jones

Irish artist Joolz Jones is set to drop their most cutting single yet. ‘Lovesick’ merges a myriad of genres, from Big Beat to Blues to Pop to Hip Hop but it is the emotional dynamism which hits the hardest. Lovesick was penned and recording during lockdown as an aural ode to the epiphany which happened to many of us simultaneously. During our isolated months, we had the perfect opportunity to find perspective and realise what truly matters in life, Lovesick poignantly captures the torrid emotions which can manifest when we’re transfixed by desire which is fresh from its inception.

The evocative weight of the single is only matched by the intensity of the bass which creates a solid structure for Joolz Jones to experiment within. By mixing acoustic instruments with electronic effect, the instrumentals run through with no reminiscence to any artist, preceding or current.

Undoubtedly, Lovesick is one of the most entrancingly unpredictable tracks we’ve heard this year. There isn’t a chance this release will fall flat. You’ll get to hear the track for yourselves from December 10th.

You can keep up to date with news of the release via the artist’s Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Get a Shot of Electro House Euphoria with Too Martian’s Single ‘Changes’ featuring Sara Chay

Netherlands-hailing artist and producer Too Martian’s short but significant career has seen him achieve airplay on major stations and garnering plenty of hype with their entrancing mixes, their latest release ‘Changes’ exhibits the best of their euphoria-rousing talent.

With Too Martian’s bass-riding beats in a high-vibe progressive rollercoaster of a track, you’ll quickly feel your rhythmic pulses become intrinsically combined with the playfully devilish breakdowns and build ups which will always leave you wondering what kind of aural curveball will be thrown at you next through the shimmeringly entrancing production.

The Future Pop vocals perfectly round off the track by complimenting the stylistic tone of the EDM beats which combine all of the best components of Melodic House and Electro House.

You can check out Changes for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Fire Jane – Blind: Unapologetically Empowered EDM Pop

“Blind” is the intensely euphoric latest EDM Pop single from up and coming Boston-based duo Fire Jane. It finds the perfect balance between emotion and energy by running through as an undeniable testament of the artist’s ability to not only create a radio-ready earworm but to create an infectious drop which will leave you psyched every time you hit play.

Blind feels like an almost serendipitously timely release, when the world is sitting in their respective anger or apathy, Fire Jane is reminding us what visceral emotion feels like. The unapologetically empowered edge to the harmonically succinct vocals is something that I’ll never forget.

You can check out Blind by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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JJ Mickey delivers adrenalizing Techno ingenuity with “Razor Elegant”

Canadian artist and producer JJ Mickey has dropped their most mesmerising release to date, Razor Elegant. From carnivalesque kaleidoscopic whirlwinds to build-ups which will leave you tense with anticipation, you can expect all of that and more.

The excitement I usually reserve for bands such as Nekrogoblikon started to manifest as soon as Razor Elegant hit it’s momentously entrancing peak. With the artist’s proclivity to play around with 8-bit and 16-bit Chiptune along with their affinity for Trance, Industrial and Classical, JJ Mickey delivered an insanely (quite literally) immersive drop with Razor Elegant.

If you have a penchant for experimental producers, you’ll definitely want JJ Mickey on your radar.

You can check out the adrenalizing mix for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Velvet Shakes – WORLD: Ensnaring Indie Electro Pop

Velvet Shakes

Manchester’s most frenetic Indie Electro act, Velvet Shakes, is set to drop their geography-transcending galvanising track, WORLD. If any new release is going to leave you itching to hit a dancefloor, it’s this one.

The sonic energy is only paralleled by their eclectic ingenuity which pulls in elements of Indie, Disco, Psych, Electro Pop and House. With vibrant Indie guitar licks which soar across a kaleidoscopic tonal palette interlacing with synapse-ticking synths and disco grooves, you’d need to be classed as clinically deceased not to get ensnared with the entrancing rhythms in WORLD.

You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out WORLD for yourselves. In the meantime, you can check out their former releases via SoundCloud.

Stay up to date with new releases via Facebook. You’ll definitely want them on your radar for when they’re able to tear up festival stages and live venues once more.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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London’s most promising Melodic House artist P!lot has hit the airwaves with ‘Clouds’

“Clouds” is the tantalisingly ominous latest release from up and coming Electronica artist and producer P!lot which is guaranteed to add ingenuity to your melodic house playlists.

With a constraint-less approach to production, the mix offers a dynamism which is rarely offered through electronically-mastered music. That may have a little to do with the artist’s affinity for a versatile assortment of artists. From Nick Cave to  Chemical Brothers to Radiohead to Daft Punk, their stylistic nuances echo all throughout Clouds.

There’s a slight hint of pensive trepidation lingering in the atmosphere of Clouds, allowing the track to stay true to its title. Yet, the energy within the momentum allows it to unfold as anything but an aural melancholy fest.

You can check out Clouds via Spotify

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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EDM artist ZacTomRob lays down galvanizing euphoria-laced progressions with “Light That Feeling”

Wisconsin-based EDM artist ZacTomRob premiered the music video to their new track Light That Feeling on September 25th, it’s already on its way to becoming a viral hit, and with the galvanizing euphoria-laced progressions, it’s easy to see why.

ZacTomRob takes his inspiration from a wide range of artists and employs the very same versatility in his own sound. Light That Feeling is all about the rhythm, the electronic drumbeats have been replaced by the indistinguishable snaps and symbol rattles of acoustic drums, which brings an incredibly naturalistic texture to the entrancing mix. Hit play, and you may just find yourself wondering if you have been sleepwalking through life before you embraced the reviving energy in this ingeniously crafted, sonically electrifying mix.

You can check out the official video to Light That Feeling for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Rinor drops fab EDM jam ‘You Got Me Down’ that will get you off your feet

Rinor drops fab modern club EDM jam ‘You Got Me Down‘ that will get you off your feet and dance the night away. This is that golden sound that comes around elegantly when you least expect it.

After an intensive creative process, founding his own label. After his summer tour in Croatia was postponed, Rinor focused on the upcoming album a mix of several genres, with artists from Los Angeles, Sweden and Sydney in Australia. With a global team of artists all contributing to make a worldly sound, this is an International standard effort.

You Got Me Down‘ is a night time cruise blend of goodness, all wrapped up in a classy style that is sure to pick up many new fans. This is a familiar beat that has been re-invented, you feel happy while listening to this and are all warm inside. The visuals are fantastic and this will be a song that is played all over the world. The quality is just too good and glistening little bit of extra bounce, only makes this is a pleasurable listen.

Click here for the YouTube link.

Head through to the Instagram page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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RYA is tired of being messed around on his fresh house track ‘Anymore’

RYA is tired of getting messed around on his new fresh house track called ‘Anymore‘ and states his intentions.

This is a young 22 year old electro-soul singer & producer from stunning London City in the UK. He loves sunsets and parties that last way too long which isn’t too surprising as this is a last-lasting and stamina-filled house music that gets us all sweaty and blushing from ear to ear.

You are tired of her causing you pain. The love is so strong but now things are opening up like a broken door. Communication has been lost and this is a cause that can’t be saved. This is all over and now is the time to move on and grow stronger from the lessons learnt.

RYA is a talented producer and singer, his music is so relevant and his states his intentions clearly on this one. The beat is fantastic on ‘Anymore‘ and he is happy to be single for a while as he has lots of incredible music to make.

Click here for the Soundcloud link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen