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Io/One send out warrior message with ”Ta qifsha nonen”

Io/One are a new and mysterious group that are little on information but plentiful on creating a movie soundtrack. ”Ta qifsha nonen” from Io/One is one of the most fascinating entries of the year.

A brooding sound emanates from the shadows and my soul feels like I’m hearing a new sound that excites and terrifies me at the same time. This is a cinematic visual track and I feel like a music video must be in the offerings very soon. There is a warriors tone here from a waterfall jungle far, far away.

This is the 7th song off ”Chimère” from Io/One and the beat is so menacing here that it makes me a bit paranoid. The missile sounds and battle chants in the background simmer nicely in the pot to cook us up a real song of interest. I have never heard a track like this in my life. 2020 flips the axis again with this exciting ”Ta qifsha nonen” from Io/One.

To stream this new song head through to the Spotify page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A&R Factory Present: Marble Empire

At just 20, Matt Berry aka Marble Empire already has credits remixing for the likes of Jack Garrett. But the producer/artist (as stated on his Twitter page) is now ready to make a name for himself.

Twenty is the latest offering from the Surrey native who credits the likes of NAO and Jungle as his main influences. The deep-house cut demonstrates Berry’s ear for an infectious hook.

In his dulcet tone, Berry recounts a situation where he was urged to try harder in a relationship. ‘Don’t stop doing what you want / Just try a little harder with me’ he sings against a bouncy synth heavy beat.

NAO’s influence on Berry can be heard throughout the song right from the start, but he steers clear of coming across as an outright copycat, with the production sounding more like a gentle nod of appreciation.

More likely to be heard in trendy wine bars in central London rather than the nightclubs of South England, Marble Empire sounds confident and determined to show what he is capable of. Singing may not be Berry’s main forté, but when the music is this good who really cares?

Words: @colouroffensive