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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

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BlackSilence – Fill Me Up ft Niki Darling: Groove-Deep Tech House

If you missed out on the chillingly euphoric Dance mix “Fill Me Up” from BlackSilence, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to the momentous floorfiller.

The Manchester-based music producer perceptibly knows a thing or two when it comes to lacing a mix with efficacious deep grooves and entrancing Techno build-ups. Expect plenty of snaring hooks throughout the duration of the single as BlackSilence proves that he knows just how to rhythmically arrest the listener.

Niki Darling’s vocals were the perfect fit for Fill Me up. Such a high-octane ecstasy-dripping soundscape was born for her powerfully soulful momentum-amplifying vocals.

You can check out the official music video to the latest single from BlackSilence for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Van Den Dries has dropped their latest Acid House Floor Filler “HOT FACE”

With elements of Hardstyle, Synthpop, Acid House, and Ambient EDM laced into the latest drop “HOT FACE” from up and coming artist and producer, you’re treated to a feat of euphoric alchemy like no other.

Finding discernible distinction in EDM isn’t an enviable task. Yet when hitting play on tracks such as HOT FACE you’re generously rewarded with shimmering beats which allow you to taste the ecstasy it was created from.

Even though there are brief glimpses of nostalgia within the soundscape, it still resonates as contemporary thanks to the unbridled curve-creating ingenuity which is more than tangible in the deftly executed mix.

You can check out the official music video to Van Des Dries latest single HOT FACE by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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FELICITY GROOM – Burj Khalifa: Mind-Meltingly Arrestive House Groove Indie Pop  

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Is there any better feeling than hitting play on a single and feeling a jolt of awe, curiosity and beguilement? It may not happen often, but you’ll get a potent amount of mesmerism from FELICITY GROOM’s single Burj Khalifa.

The genre-defying soundscape can loosely be defined as House Groove Pop. Yet the soundscape resonates as illimitable from the first verse. And that’s before you’ve been treated to the varying evolutions in the consistently captivating single. Despite its lucidity and easily ingestible ambience, it packs a punch.

You’ll have to wait a little longer to listen to Burj Khalifa for yourselves. It is due to be released in early 2020 along with the rest of FELICITY GROOM’s third studio album. You can check out their earlier releases via their website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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George Beck – 90s/High: Nostalgic 90s Vocal Techno/House

George Beck dropped a music video for his song “90s/High” earlier this year. The title track couldn’t have been more self-explanatory: The nostalgia for the 90s rave dance scene kicks in vividly.

And the dance scene isn’t the only item that George Beck sings about in this old-school acid house/techno anthem. He is reciting his lyrics in an Underworld-style delivery, recollecting all the good stuff from the nineties, the clubbing and this song maker’s carefree youth and dominance of free will – representing a whole generation of people for that matter. Realizing that this is a contemporary recording is quite odd; the same goes for the VHS-imagery music video.

Naturally, this is a creation which shall generously give joy to people that dearly treasure these images, this mood, this lifestyle, even though this spiritual wealth might have been transformed to nothing more than a block of memories. Kudos to George Beck for blessing us with some precious name-dropping; everyone who was there/familiar with it all, will acknowledge and instinctively smile, for the rest there’s Wikipedia.

Thank you George Beck. This is “90s/High”, get nostalgic here

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis

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Ian Edson – Elevate: Euphorically Sonic House

With their latest mix “Elevate”  up and coming LA-based producer Ian Edson has given Tech heads another reason to include his House mixes on their playlists.

The high-octane sonic floor filler utters the simple mantra of ‘Elevate’ over the simple, yet extremely effective danceable rhythm. The anticipation is set for the euphoric breakdowns by inventive uses of phasers creating drawn-out caustic sweeping effects throughout the mix.

Elevate may be slightly darker and harsher than your average House mix, but it still does exactly what it says on the tin.

You can check out Ian Edson’s latest Trance mix for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Darth Athena – Plasmagoria: A Tech House Playlist Essential

Breaking Tech House artist Darth Athena dropped yet another sublime mix “Plasmagoria” onto the airwaves in November 2019.

Their ability to blend shimmering bright transcendental textures with harsh smacks of bass in a constantly evolving House mix is like nothing we’ve heard from any other electronic artist this year. It comes as no surprise that the Atlanta-based producer finds his inspiration from an array of sources, from darkwave to fantasy soundtracks to RnB.

Plasmagoria is a mould-breaking melting pot of danceable euphoric rhythm. From sonic blasts to tribal rhythm you’ll find all that and more in Plasmagoria. It doesn’t just offer high-octane energy, but captivating high-octane emotion too.

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

Make sure to follow their Soundcloud page, as they’ll be dropping more mixes along with an EP in January 2020.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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GARRETT PAKNIS – Body; Salaciously Danceable Electro Pop

Any fans of Peaches are going to want to check out the latest single from Berlin-based artist GARRETT PAKNIS. “Body” is a salaciously danceable feat of Electro Pop which will gladly remind you of just how much sex appeal can be infused into a mix.

The snaring percussion and the futuristic synth notes create the perfect for GARRETT PAKNIS’ vocals and lyrics which consistently whisper carnality into Body.

I can only imagine how well this track would go down in Berghain or the Kit Kat club. Similarly, there are sure to be plenty of listeners in the UK who will want to surrender their own rhythmic pulses to this hypnotically lustful vibe.

You can check out the official music video to Body via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Coryn – Highs: Garage House Pop

Coryn’s mission of statement is to make us dance and I can’t see how she could fail to stand by her statement when she releases songs like ‘Highs’.

Born and raised in a small town outside Reading, UK Coryn’s current music can be described as “Madonna music, aimed for the dance floor”. Her carefree vocals ride the new-age New Order meets garage & techno, resulting in a tune that invites your body to move. What I particularly appreciate about this song is its existential versatility: I believe that it perfectly fits a house DJ-set, as much as a techno DJ-set, as much as pop/mainstream music DJ-jet. Overall, it’s a great tune to blend with other great tunes when the set’s purpose is to get people to dance.

‘Highs’ is the closing track of Coryn’s 2018 EP called ‘Numbers’, the artwork of which I found notably intriguing.

If one of your favorite music lunches is chilled female vocals while Garage House is your favorite dressing salad to accompany it, then you should listen to ‘Highs‘.

Review by Nektarios Oikonomakis