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LA-based Dance Pop group Yep tell all with debut ”Breakup Sex”

The Los Angeles based indie-pop group Yep show us what they are made of with their debut song ”Breakup Sex”. The new band from the USA are in impressive form and this is an enjoyable song to make you think. They take us into their journey of this touchy subject that has it’s pros and cons.

This is a touching indie-pop release for 2020 that explores this sad love story. You are with someone and you always seem to be breaking up. Then you keep on getting back together and repeating this cycle. This can be fun but after a while you start to wonder if this is going to be the new normal. Is this going to be a familiar ride along this twisting road?

Breakup Sex” from Yep is a fun indie song that is very consistent with the chilled beat and the soothing vocals. With this being their debut there is no doubt that Yep are going to be on our radar with their catchy music.

Click here for the Soundcloud page to hear this new song.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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California producer Bobby Beatz makes us rise to new feats with ”Love”

The build shows us the way forth into this transcendent song for the ages. The air is crystal blue with rainbows just after the storm. The earth has washed away all the problems of the earth with one mighty storm. Our bodies are now fresh and ready to go. This is how I feel when I hear ”Love” from LA producer Bobby Beatz.

There is dub step is here with some house and EDM for sure. I love the energy of the track so much, I feel transfixed on each different level to the song. Vocals would of added a tempting twist to the proceedings but perhaps that is being saved for the remix.

Love” from Bobby Beatz is a fantastic track that just gets better and better with each extra sneaky listen. This brand new artist dazzles on the beats here and this is a wonderfully made song on wizard levels of pure skill that is wholesome. Check out the song below and let’s hope for more mixes of this lusty level soon from this fantastic upcoming producer.

Head through to Spotify now to listen on full volume.

Stream here via the popular Soundcloud channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Utah native Connor McCoy wants to stay young with folk-dripped ”Problem Children”

Currently staying in LA, Connor McCoy is an immensely talented singer-songwriter and producer. You can hear the quality in his voice and his guitar skills make my ears listen extra. This is good music with soul.

This song from late 2019 is all about how we want to stay young and not be old and boring. Being free is the best. Who wants to old anyway?

After a classical upbringing it’s no surprise that Connor can read and sing well. Really well. While in High School in Salt Lake City, Utah he then learnt how to play the piano. With new-age piano books lying around thanks to his Mom, he could fully immerse himself into music and really learn his passion.

I love the riff on here and the song is super upbeat. This is indie-folk at it’s finest with Connor’s strong voice that reminds me of Bon Iver. With some alt rock influences you can see why this artist is rising the ranks rather quickly.

The perky percussion on this single makes my foot tap with joy. A student of Music Production & Engineering program at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Connor McCoy is a name to watch in the US folk scene. You can just feel it. The cream rises to the top, no matter what.

Click here for more music from Connor and the fantastic new single via Spotify.

Head to Facebook for more info on gigs and more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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”Bang Bang” from the soulful May Devun is a message of moving on

Sometimes you just need to move on and get away from a toxic relationship that once was good. We need to be happy and being with someone that is helping us to achieve our goals. This is the only way to go. You want to feel like you are the only person in the world, not just anything or anybody.

LA’s May Devun keeps it real with ”Bang Bang”, her latest single. She describes the story of watching someone that used to mean a lot in her life. For her the time is wasted as it’s over. Finally fed up, she decides to make that decision and one that is good for her soul. With such a gorgeous voice, May cruises through this song like she is in her car, shades on and bags packed. The beat on this fits the song like a comfy glove. Everything is seamless and the audience nods their head in agreement. This is a quality track and May Devun is on the right path to achieve whatever she sets her mind to.

This is special talent so make sure that you are streaming her on SoundCloud to get the full ”Bang Bang” experience.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Mad Atoms explode with pop funk prowess on ‘Ready To Go’

LA-based funk outfit Mad Atoms have released their catchy new track ‘Ready To Go’.

If palm muted funk and foot stomping bass notes are up your alley, Mad Atoms might just have something for you with their latest release ‘Ready To Go’. There’s nothing out of the ordinary here, but the simplicity in this track is what funk is all about sometimes: just a good time. Mad Atoms’ style of funk is draped in an old school sound and ‘Ready to Go’ helps epitomise their carefree and happy approach to music. 

‘Ready To Go’ hits its highest notes when it comes to an earworm of a hook that will keep you humming it for a long time – and the guitar work on this track is simple but very tuned in to what this style of record needs. Definitely check out ‘Ready to Go’ if you’re into modern funk with a poppy, carefree approach.

You can listen to ‘Ready To Go’ on Mad Atoms’ Spotify account here. 

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LA Alt Indie duo Tricks have made their debut with the genre-crumbling EP “The Epic Preview”

Up and coming LA Alt Indie Electronica duo Tricks have made their dreamily entrancing debut with the EP “The Epic Preview”. Given the title of the EP and the resonant magnetism which the release contains, we’re already excited to hear what will follow.

Each of the 7 tracks on the EP offers plenty of affable aural indulgence. Yet, the best introduction to Tricks’ urbanely nuanced production style is “2squares”. With the Mike Patton-levels of sublime experimental ingenuity, you’ll be transfixed to the ever-evolving progressions which flirt with downtempo Hip Hop, Indie and Soul. Each progression and shift in tone is as seamless as the last in this medley of grooving which follows just the right tempo for the track to be as cathartic as it is captivating.

You can check out 2squares along with the rest of Tricks’ debut EP for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

To keep up to date with new releases, follow Tricks via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Acoustic artist Solly spreads hope with peaceful single ‘’Shelter’’

Shelter from the storm is the paradox you are choking on. It’s so encouraging to be exposed to such positive vibrations from a very talented, upcoming artist like Film Editor/ Musician, ‘Solly’. He mixes these two passions together like an old pro.

Solomon Margo aka ‘Solly’ , released ‘Love & Harm’ on YouTube on the 1st May 2020 and this is the follow up single, the peaceful ‘’Shelter’’. It’s about sheltering your soul from all the fakeness in the world & to just be yourself, the best version of you. This is a perfect message. 

‘Solly’ is a young artist who alternates between NYC and LA in the USA. He is still finding his feet in this wild music game and I see a very promising future here. His music has a positive style and is so jazzy with touches of soul. A bigger stage awaits for this fine musician. 

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Moody and introspective – Perry Ripley releases The Storm

Walking into a storm could be interpreted in a multitude of ways but most likely signifies how someone is still willing to leap through even though their universe may be falling apart. That storm is a whirlpool of experiences, challenges and above all, emotions, depicted by Perry Ripley in his new release The Storm.

Moody and introspective, a true lyricist more than just an artist, Perry Ripley distinguishes himself for a canny approach to songwriting and arrangements developed through a dynamic track segmentation that gradually grows in momentum.

You’re free to define it as alternative, but the electronic imprint pushes his style towards a compound of indietronica, indie pop and dream pop, to the likes of one of my favorite, and I believe extremely talented, artists, Eden. In this track, Perry Ripley achieves nothing less.

I seriously can’t wait to hear more from this guy, and you might want to check him out for yourself by heading over here.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Snapdibz has dropped powerful and catchy single You and I

Producer and songwriter duo Snapdibz has dropped single ‘You and I’ pulling in that Hip-Hop sound as he produces this fantastic piece.

This piece is one that deserves to be recognised, the flow is insane, the variety of vocal ranges that come through, and the upbeat melody that plays throughout. The way the vocals bounce of one another is what makes this song stand out.

The Rap takes the lead fast, having this energetic flow through the insanely fast pace verses that flow throughout. As the female high-pitched vocals begin to seep through as the overwhelming sense of emotion pours through bouncing back to the Rap as two vocals start going back and forth.

Listening to the way in which the two voices collide together perfectly, embracing that sound of Rap but also the melody that is sung by Snap with her insane vocals. Telling this story through the lyrics in such an incredible way as the melody pulses through. A piece with many elements, powerful vocals, and honest lyrics. It’s one you must check out for sure.

Check out Snapdibz’s single You and I by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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A REAL CHILLOUT HIT: TALI LEDA’S NEW SINGLE ‘FREE FREE’

Tali Leda has dropped her new single ‘Free Free’, a real chillout hit.

‘Free Free’ is a product of pop music and chillout lo-fi beats coming together, rolling around in a sensual and captivating melody that creates sweet and addictive harmonies you’d like to listen to ad libitum.

Partly recalling the likes of renowned British singer Sade’s vocals, Tali discovered that music was in her DNA after she learned that her birth mother was a singer and her father a pianist and bass player.

With her many songs being featured on TV shows and Indie films, Tali Leda classifies as an all-around artist who’ll find her way to a wonderful career.

You can listen to ‘Free Free’ for yourself on SoundCloud.

Review by Jim Esposito.