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Beth De Bacci – Loved Like This: Reflectively Oceanic Alt Pop

Ready for summer? You may just find that you are upon hearing Alt EDM Pop artist Beth De Bacci’s transcendentally downtempo single “Loved Like This”.

Loved Like This comes with that timelessly-immersive reflective Oceanic feel as the uncomplicated yet atmospheric single unravels through succinct yet efficacious builds in momentum and good-vibe energy.

Beth De Bacci’s vocals are undemanding as they synergistically follow the melodies. Yet, the natural magnetism in the singer songwriter’s vocal range will ensure that you’re hooked right up until the outro. The wit and ingenuity in the all too relatable lyrics is the cherry on the cake in this cathartically colourful track.

You can check out Loved Like This for yourselves by heading over to YouTube where you’ll find the official lyric video.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jason Nkanga releases latest album Redemption: A collection of insane beats and a whole load of energy

London-based Nigerian Rapper Jason Nkanga has released his newest seven-track anthology ‘Redemption’ a variety of different styles of Rap at it’s finest.

Each track has its own story to tell and it’s own overall style. Some are a lot more up-beat and some are a lot more soft and calm, it’s so intriguing to listen too when there’s more then just one particular kind of sound, it proves that Jason Nkanga is not afraid to offer diversity and be happy to have a mixture of tempos and overall styles.

Of course always having that lively atmosphere, which comes through in the beat behind the soothing vocals that come from Jason, it’s something that proves just how much Rap has developed in the genre itself, but not only that how musicians are applying their own twist to it and it sounding great.

Jason Nkanga has released something that is one to listen to if you’re into Rap and a real energetic sound.

Check out Jason Nkanga’s new album by heading on over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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CATALINA SKIES- Fear King Kong: It’s no doubt that it’s an insanely superb piece of art

London-based quartet CATALINA SKIES have recently dropped their newest single ‘’Fear King Kong’’. With a mixture of Indie Pop and Alternative Rock, they surely know how to make a track that’s catchy in all the right places.

With in your face guitar riffs, crazy drum solos alongside the deep gritty vocals that compliment the lyrics. A band that has a story to tell and does that through up-beat melodies and energetic vocals. Sharing similarities with bands like Enter Shikari and Foo Fighters, from listening to Fear King Kong its safe to say they have nailed their sound.

Picking up the pace, and then slowing it down is something this band do very well, the overwhelming feeling of suspense lingers, when the pace picks up this massive amount of energy appears and the whole track just gets that little bit nosier and that little bit heavier and it’s so interesting to listen too how much of a transition it has but how well its done.

CATALINA SKIES is one you must check out if you’re into Rock or Indie as they will not disappoint, we can’t wait to see what these guys have in store for this year.

You must check out CATALINA SKIES Fear King Kong now by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Karley Myall

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Isolda – Winter: An enthralling new EDM and Dance single

‘’Winter’’ the new single by London-based artist Isolda is a mixture of EDM and Dance intertwining together to create this dark yet fascinating track.

With a very rare vocal range like no other, Isolda sure knows how to sing in such a bewildering way, there’s high-pitch tones but also low and then there’s the hard-hitting high notes that are sung in such an confounding way, this track definitely deserves a lot of recognition.

The melody that flows alongside Isolda’s vocals gives it it’s EDM sound as it is a lot more up-beat, but even though the vocals are a lot lower the rhythm collides so well.

It’s so special in its own way, it’s not something you hear all the time and it’s certainly not generic in any way, it really does show how much this single deserves to be a hit.

Winter shows of the talent that Isolda has with the vocal aspects but not only that the way in which the overall sound of the track sounds. Definitely one that stands out in so many ways and one that you must delve into.

Listen to Isolda’s new single Winter by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Karley Myall

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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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Bianca Bazin – ‘White Water’

London-based singer-songwriter Bianca Bazin has poured her heart and soul into ‘White Water’. The track is about overcoming personal battles and persevering in the face of adversity.

Bazin previously made folk music. She states that “due to the desire to explore new sounds and ideas, I wanted to make music which would be more uplifting”. This shift from folk to pop has clearly been the product of a lot of soul-searching, and ‘White Water’ is a sure example of how Bazin is not afraid to explore her musical capabilities and push the boat out. She digs deep in this track, and wears her heart on her sleeve. For this reason, she comes across as unapologetic in her choices, but the song still displays a sense of vulnerability which makes it all the more cathartic.

The best songs are the ones that come from the heart, which is why ‘White Water’ is one of Bazin’s best yet. Influenced by the likes of Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa and Florence & The Machine, Bazin borrows her sense of security and shamelessness in her art from these fellow strong females. But her velvety vocal is completely her own.

Her emotions are laid bare in ‘White Water’, and its polished production allows Bazin’s pure, soaring vocal to shine brilliantly. At 2 minutes 29 seconds, the cascading instrumentals elevate the song even further. In triumphant upwards ascension, Bazin’s creation stands strong.

A unique, contemporary artist, Bazin shows the power of vulnerability with this exquisite offering, ‘White Water’.

Review By Alicia Carpenter

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T.A.C Overdose of You: Urban Dancehall Pop

Would you believe that there are Pop acts in the UK that haven’t been chewed up and spat out by the X Factor? It’s true!

T.A.C or Taking All Chances are a vibrant celebration of Pop and Reggae with an R&B Dancehall infusion hailing from London, UK who prove to be the full package when it comes to urban Pop music.

The band undeniably have a more mature take on the genre that many acts out there today are severely lacking, making this a band that doesn’t just cater to 15-year-old girls.

it’s clear that they didn’t weren’t just on a mission to churn out another Pop hit to clog the radio waves with their latest track. Their style is pure soul to create evocative mind mash hits such as Overdose of You

Their debut track Overdose of You tackles those tragic boyband harmonies to create something contemporary, and more importantly, not cringe worthy, with their collective diverse arrangement of vocals, even throwing in the international vocals in a similar style to Chase & Status for a little added flair.

Check out their latest track via SoundCloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/yasset-roldan/overdose-of-u

Head on over to their website for more information on upcoming releases:

https://yanroldan.wixsite.com/takingallchances/the-band

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M.R.J – What Can I Say?

Everyone needs a song like Unfinished Business by M.R.J in the soundtracks to their lives. Euphoric, funk dabbled, electro indie pop beats finished with the quintessence of an infectiously upbeat styling, who could beat it? Not many, that’s why stumbling across the gems that make up M.R.J’s track list was a pretty special moment. The contemporary Pop scene is a minefield at best, you never know what mixed bag of overproduced atrocities is waiting for you on the other side of the play button. So I’d like to thank M.R.J in restoring my faith in the Pop scene with this uniquely refreshing style. If you’re a fan of acts such as Alex Cameron & Jack Ladder, you’re going to love M.R.J.

Yet Unfinished Business incorporates the right amount of trepidation in his tracks to make sure you feel the full immersive explosion which accompanies the synthesised chorus.

Whilst the undeniable history of Pop is implored with the styling of M.R.J’s track, it’s clear that he sets his own standard and tone when it comes to his music.

The London based Pop artist always has new tracks in the mix, however in the mean time why not pop across where you can sample his latest hit Unfinished Business?

https://soundcloud.com/mrjmusicuk/unfinished-buisness-2016/s-FQpTS

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Jo Nava Presents Her Debut EP Mind F**k

Jo Nava is a charismatic female rapper who has been passionate about music ever since she was only 6 years old. At the tender age of 12, she started rapping, and never stop growing her talent and expending her skills.

Today, Jo Nava set out to create a unique, personable blend o sound that feels contemporary and direct, yet timeless and organic. As opposed to using ready-made beats and pre-packaged background tracks, she actually creates beats and melodies with real instruments, adding more character to her songs.

Recently, Jo Nava released an exciting brand new release titled “Mind F**k”, which is a conceptual E.P that will take listeners hand in hand towards a fascinating journey through the depths of the human mind, where every track is related to a different emotion.

This EP features 4 songs, with inspirational lyrics and an organic production that highlights Jo’s natural skills and character.

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SMXKE & DARKBOI’s New Release ‘B@ng’ #POUND

Setting the bar higher for the UK hip-hop scene.

Representing the East London hip-hop scene, #POUND quickly rose to local fame as one of the most interesting new rap acts to be on the lookout for. The group consists of SMXKE, MC DARKBOI as well as producer SUPAWAVE. The former two managed to collaborate together on a new, explosive single titled “B@ng”

One of the most exciting things about this song is that it is arguably the product of two artists who have a very different creative approach. Yet, in spite of their diverse attitude, these two brilliant performers are able to create an astonishing synergy, which truly highlights their talent and vision. On “B@ng”, the pair set out to bounce off each other’s ideas and come up with a song that is packed with amazing melodies and inspirational lyrics that really leave a mark. This song is actually the very first taste of the pair’s upcoming EP, which is currently scheduled for a 2018 release.

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