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Own It: Tokyo producer Agito Maruyama brings us that happy place on ‘Go With It’ (feat. ElleB)

On a grinning beach vibe which has us thinking of swimming in the sea with kind mermaids, Agito Maruyama shows us the only way to live in peace with a peachy-sweet attitude on the happiest RnB-flavored song you will hear all week called ‘Go With It(feat. ElleB).

Agito Maruyama is a Japanese guitarist and music producer, who is joined by the sultry vocals of guest singer Elle B for this smoothly tinted track. They make that cheerful music with a terrific vibe, has you feeling so positive with your day.

This is the meaningful message of brushing away any negative energy which threatens your important mood, as that will only wrap you up and have you distracted from your true purpose. The electric track has you dancing inside your house, as this is a the perfect family track to play on all occasions.

Go With It(feat. ElleB) from the talented Tokyo, Japan-based music producer Agito Maruyama, is that keep-things-fresh single to brighten up your day. These two artists form a terrific team – with tasty vocals leaving you with a huge smile – on a simply catchy beat, which has you getting into the mood to claim the moment.

Going for your goals is the best way to live after all.

Hear this audio on YouTube and see more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A Sweet Moment: Tokyo artist Madness Pin Drops lathers our senses gently with love on French-language single ‘Un Moment Doux’

Powered swiftly by Tokyo, Japan-based music label/art studio Makran, Madness Pin Drops returns elegantly with her much-awaited mouth-watering Fresh-language treat for us to enjoy so subtly succulency called ‘Un Moment Doux(A Sweet Moment).

Madness Pin Drops is a supremely underrated Japanese indie-house singer-songwriter. She fuses together that lovely sweet sound of a very talented honey-tipped vocalist — to expertly lather us with such gorgeous music — as it helps bring peace and perspective to our overly stimulated mind.

Her sensually classy voice has you in a very happy place — as this is the ultimate chill out song with relaxing sprinkles attached to your heart — whilst you get rid of any self-doubts that are floating in your body and soul.

The catchy beat transforms your mood quickly and takes you to the clean blue skies above, assisting you gently in changing your perspective quickly, and with so much intrigue too.

Un Moment Doux‘ from Madness Pin Drops, is a tranquil journey into the peacefully beautiful fields of your thoughtful mind, as you brush off the distractions and flow through so purely into a waterfall of fulfilling goodness. Life can be so sweet, if we let it be.

Hear this classy new release on Spotify and see more info via her IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Never Seen Again: The Sitch ask for the stars to align on love-lost new single ‘Unread’

As they think deeply about that special soul who made them fall in love, before then disappearing into the sky forever, The Sitch wish that this mysterious angel would just reply even once, just so they knew what happened on ‘Unread‘.

Invigorating Yokohama, Japan-based indie-pop duo The Sitch sweetly fuse that purely mixed music to perfection on a sweet beat that has you wanting more and more. Their energy is genuine and loving, the treasure hunt to find their fleeting partner has you entrenched into their story.

They work together so well as a team, as you get a bit lost in the story with the vocals romantically has you daydreaming deeply about the one that got away in your life. This is a duo who mesh together so nicely, each word is meaningful and you can’t help but like this story that is so well done and delivered with such class.

Unread‘ from joyful Japan-based indie-pop bedroom act The Sitch, is a cute song that has you wondering if they will ever find each other — as the story unravels like a movie — with you wanting them to kiss at the end, to make everything better again.

Stream this top new song on Spotify and see more from their IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Alt RnB Pop artist Srujanika has made her debut with ‘Rags to Riches’

Srujanika

Tokyo-based singer-songwriter Srujanika has made her 2020 debut with the Alt R n’ B Pop single ‘Rags to Riches’ which squirms free from the constraints of archetypal R n’ B and runs through in a truly authentic style.

The self-proclaimed Queen of Darkness poured plenty of moody alchemy into the track which was penned to revere anyone who has succeeded in the quest for success, despite adversity. In a society where the rich, powerful and famous are mindlessly applauded, Srujanika offers a nuanced view that success lies in the journey.

Her unapologetically bold style may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Rags to Riches poured straight out of the soul to suit acquired tastes and people who don’t mind raw and direct intimacy in their tracks.

Rags to Riches which was released on December 15th is now available to stream and download via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Leon Seti’s ephemeral new track ‘Japan’ is a deeply moving tribute wrapped up in a pitch-perfect pop song

Leon Seti is the project born out of the mind and voice of Leo Baldi, who writes and produces every song of the discography. Based in London and Arezzo, Italy, his nostalgic yet experimental electro-pop has been played by the BBC Introducing, was featured in Billboard Italia and his latest album COBALT reached #1 on the Itunes Electronic chart in Italy. Leon Seti played in venues such as The O2 Academy Islington and The Spice of Life in London, as well as historic clubs like Spin Time Labs in Rome and Il Cassero in Bologna

In a tribute to his mother who suffered a number of health-related issues during quarantine in Italy, Leon Seti has released the song “Japan” which is a soft and supple track that is rhythmically visionary.

Telling a story throughout, Leon Seti sings the lyrics beautifully occasionally hitting his falsetto to empower the track. Easily relatable to many during these tough times, Leon Seti tells us his story with his lyrics that he wrote and the winding progressive beats that brings this escapism feeling throughout.

The song has been produced by Leon Seti and Pancratio, and a video for the song has been released to accompany the track which has been directed and edited by Thomas Rebour with Shaun Waldie acting as director of photography. It sees various images and scenes of Leon Seti, edited in line with the track itself.

“Japan” is an awesome track we could listen to on repeat, giving us pure escapism as Leon Seti impresses with his stunning vocals and lyrics. It is one track we all need to add to our everyday playlists..

Listen now on Spotify

Reformed Skin 17 entertain us with Punk rock ”Euro Beats”

Skin 17 is the music of singer Andrew Cockburn and were first formed in Scotland in 2001. The band were soon in Japan and proved to be a popular act. Then everything stopped and everyone thought that the story was over.

The band have been on hiatus for 7 years but are now back in force. Reformed in London this year and with the new album ‘The Great Loneliness‘ out 2020, this could be a big year for Skin 17. They are raw and edgy, their music blares from the speakers with intoxicating energy. You can feel the power and hunger in the music. This is a band on a mission as they know they belong together. Skin 17 are back and they love it.

Euro Beats” from Skin 17 feels like they are just itching to play live all over Europe. Who blames them? With their energy and loyal fan base, they will be a hot band wherever they go.

Stream this new track right here on their Spotify channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen