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Leftfield Electronica

Renowned indie DJ and producer, Paul Allen Wright, went back to his rock roots with the arrestive rhythms in his EP, Voices

The indie DJ and music producer Paul Allen Wright returned to his rock roots with his riff-driven EP, Voices, featuring the standout single, I’m Walking, which has already racked up over 120k streams on SoundCloud alone. The hypnotically tribal guitar-led rhythms leave little room to wonder why I’m Walking has become a fan favourite.

His aversion to genre specificity gave I’m Walking a similar structural feel to a chilled indie leftfield electronica record. Instead of synths sitting prominently in the mix, Wright opted for acoustic strings to guide the desert-y and sporadically blues-y progressions. With the choice of the Stevie Nicks-ESQUE female vocals, I’m Walking was ethereally complete.

Hear I’m Walking for yourselves on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Grant Dudson goes leftfield with their latest EDM release, ‘Taming Tincture’

https://soundcloud.com/grant-dudson-997532712/taming-tincture

UK-based producer, Grant Dudson, has released his latest cinematic EDM mix ‘Taming Tincture’; the melodically leftfield mix teases orchestral nuances but never leaves its gritty urban essence far behind.

For any true aficionados of bold and modernistic electronica, the artist who started their career in RnB and Hip Hop is one for the radar. Everyone’s a producer in 2021, but producers with the ability to evoke so much emotion via electronic sequences are few and far between; Grant Dudson’s sound fills the gap nicely.

You can check out Grant Dudson’s futuristically psychotropic track for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Take a Transcendent Aural Trip with Alt Electronica Artist Taūv’s Ambiently Atmospheric Debut Album

In 2019 Electronic artist and producer Taūv dropped their debut self-titled album. We’re incredibly glad that the intricately layered soundscapes which take you on a transcendental trip to a completely new aural plateau ended up in our ears.

The ambiently psychedelic tones make it all too easy to immerse yourself within the mixes and follow the unpredictable progressions as they seamlessly contort under Taūv’s deft command.

Each of the tracks was atmospherically arrestive, but within the album, you’ll find a dynamic array of sounds. Each mix unfolds as a snapshot of the artist’s psyche when he orchestrated them. In “A Stroll with Birds” you’ll be fed birdsong and tranquillity. In “Losing My Shit” you’ll get a taste of the artist’s shadow side through the phantasmal layers which are weaved into the futuristic mix.

You can check out Taūv’s album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify. Prepare for 34 solid minutes of electronically crafted alchemy.

Keep up to date with the latest releases from the artist via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mercury Teardrop – Everlight: 80s Post Punk meets Sonically Absorbing Ambient Electronica

Fans of 80s Post Punk will definitely want to greet the chilling atmospheric synths and analogue guitars featured in Mercury Teardrop’s debut album Apparitions of a Dying Moon.

While each of the soundscapes is a finely orchestrated intricately textured feat of escapism, the best introduction to Mercury Teardrop’s sound is undoubtedly the fourth single, “Everlight”.

With tones which tear through you and the absorbingly unpredictable progressions in the extended-length track, listening to Everlight is a full-body experience. After hearing the album at home, I now have a visceral need for Mercury Teardrops’ walls of deftly crafted noise to hit me live.

Mercury didn’t just pay homage to bands such as Joy Division, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Talk Talk with their debut. He reinvented perpetually cutting energy of Post Punk whilst also weaving their love for Ambient Electronica into the sonically blissful mix.

All songs written, performed and produced by Bradley Roger Baum.

You can stream Everlight along with the rest of Mercury Teardrop’s debut album which was released on June 6th via Spotify.

Connect with the artist and stay up to date with future releases via Instagram.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

U.V.P – Spread Your Wings featuring LiBa: Entrancingly Progressive Leftfield Electronica

https://uvpmusic.bandcamp.com/track/spread-your-wings-feat-liba

Bristol, UK-based Electronica artist and producer U.V.P dropped their latest track Spread Your Wings in collaboration with LiBa on June 12th.

The seductively structured feat of artfully downbeat electronica may be slow to start, but the extended mix carries an arsenal of progressive innovation. After building up to an entrancingly danceable sun-soaked soundscape, Spread Your Wings guides you through a myriad of progressions, each is as adrenalizing as the last.

LiBa’s distinctive and almost genre-less vocals found perfect synergy with U.V.P’s deftly crafted beats and allowed collaborative chemistry to drip from Spread Your Wings.

We may not be celebrating summer dance hits in the usual way this year, but whatever mood the Leftfield earworm catches you in, it will definitely be sweeter by the time you get to the outro.

You can stream and purchase U.V.P’s track Spread Your Wings via Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast