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Askil Fangel returns with reflective indie track ”96 Percent”

Askil Fangel is composer, bassist and vocalist who is based in vibrant London. The London-based Norwegian musician who is a self-confessed coffee addict returns with the reflective new single called ”96 Percent”.

96 Percent” is a chilled indie song that has a tasty mixture of indie and electronic music. I find this to be quite a reflective journey from Askil. This is about talking things through with a close friend to get the full picture. It’s all about getting things straight in your head and making a plan on how to help both of you.

Askil Fangel shines on ”96 Percent” and he has such a unique voice that keeps you listening intently. He is a true storyteller and I feel like I’m on a train while listening to him. I’m looking outside and thinking very deeply, perhaps even over-thinking things. This is a very self-reflective song that makes me feel a little bit sad but I enjoy the sound and my head is always swaying along to the quality musicianship.

Stream this soulfully chilled song here on Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Polish artist KAŚKA brings the beauty back to 2020 with the electrifying ”Insomaniac”

KAŚKA is a Polish singer-songwriter and producer based in South East London in England. She absolutely rips through the mic with her outstanding new single called ”Insomaniac”.

Electronics, jazz, hip-hop and ambient music is the vibe here. The song washes away all doubt in my heart and I feel like I’m living in a dream, floating on clouds with KAŚKA right beside me.

Pre-covid, KAŚKA was doing a postgraduate degree in Popular Music at the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London. This is a musician that is pushing herself to be the best version of herself.

Insomaniac is a word that she created to describe a person who enjoys staying up late at night. This track is her celebration of the night and its unique sounds and vibe. As a night owl myself, I totally relate to this idea and notion.

Polish musician KAŚKA’s ”Insomaniac” catapults her right to the top of my music playlist. This is a song to be enjoyed late at night of course, while watching the stars or meditating to relax. I love everything about this track and feel so much more relaxed. The layers here are breathtaking- from the rattlesnake-sounding shakers at the beginning to the electronic influences that slithers through the skin of the track. This is an outstanding effort.

Stream this wonderful song on SoundCloud.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Psyrena shows us that life should be bright with electro-pop dream ”Rainbows & Unicorns”

London-based Indie Electro Art-Pop artist Psyrena aka Madeleine Wise is back with ”Rainbows & Unicorns” and this is a color-filled dream that has just blown my mind. In a good way.

Psyrena serves up her own specially designed unique mix of electronica, cinematic scores and pop music all wrapped into glowing legwarmers. We are now entering part 2 Psyrena as she embraces the light and shines through like a happy dream.

Her new single ”Rainbows & Unicorns” is a creamy n’ catchy electro-pop anthem with a clear message to embrace diversity in the world. Bears, mushrooms and fantastic adventures in the woods make a huge feature in the video too.

Born out of the frustrations of social distancing, Psyrena uses her imagination to enter into her own inner technicolor dream world. Mentor Yak Bondy plays a massive part here and these two make a dream team of note.

This track forms part of her forthcoming EP “Quarantella Rockefella” released later this year. We can’t wait for that full release as this is one of the most vividly intriguing songs of 2020. The way this song was made causes my brain to work better and inspires me to smile more. ”Rainbows & Unicorns” from Psyrena is simple magical.

Stream this new superb bundle of joy here on YouTube.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Maia Zakay storms in with frustrated but elegant new release ”2 Nice”

Maia Zakay is an American singer, songwriter, model and actress. She was born in London but left the UK for the bright lights of Hollywood when she was 7 years old.

She is back with her new song called ”2 Nice” and this young future superstar delivers with an outstanding vocal performance off her album ”Speak up”.

2 Nice” is all about being messed around and finding that you are way too soft with the particular love interest. You are a kind person inside and feel like they are taking you for a ride. Maia shows her frustration and I love how to she breaks everything down in this new release. Her vocals are crystal clear and the tone is fantastic.

Maia Zakay is going to be a huge star as she is immensely talented and seems to have the desire needed to fully reach the top. She has also written hooks for artists such as Cardi B and Beyonce so you know she has the skill-set required.

2 Nice” from Maia Zakay is a quality R&B-Pop song that perfectly shows that this young artist is not going to be messed around any longer. She is rising fast to the top so keep an eye out for this fantastic talent.

Stream this fire new track right here on her Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Italian born UK artist Cristopher Clark Rose brings calmness with ”We’re Not Supermen”

London singer-songwriter and pianist Cristopher Clark Rose is back with his signature style with ”We’re Not Supermen”. He blossoms on the new song and the vibe is so authentic.

Taken off the new full length album ”Sigmund”, Cristopher Clark Rose impresses highly here on this new single that keeps you listening intently. The music is very chilled and you feel your spine tingling with calmness and beauty inside.

Cristopher Clark Rose urges us to not try and be superheros all the time and urges us to relax on ”We’re Not Supermen”. A fine message indeed in these crazy times. We can only do the best that we can do and stay strong. The London based artist has a lovely ensemble with him and this teamwork shines brightly on this new song.

Stream this track right here on the growing Spotify music channel and support this fine artist.

Find out more about this UK based artist here on his Facebook music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Album review: Dazzle rips the chord with fantastic ”Kingship”

The UK emcee Dazzle returns to uplift his community with the powerfully Hip Hop/Reggae infused album ”Kingship”.

The London artist impresses mightily and starts in menacing mood with ”Already (Intro)”. This sets up the game and then it’s the Reggae soaked ”Everybody Talkin”. I really like the buzz on this one and it flows through the speaker to get me listening intently.

London” heads through the whole city and stories of his life in the majestic city. This has a grimy UK feel to it and this is probably my favorite track. ”Foolish” is next up and this starts with some wonderful female vocals that I would like to find out more about. Dazzle soon swoops in and pulls out his bars that sinks through the track.

The album is complemented by the remaining tracks ”In My Head”, ”Special”, ”Roll Up”, ”Dangerous”, ”Real”, ”Just Another Day”, ”Know Now” and the remix for ”Immortal”. I enjoyed ”Special” the most here as it has a familiar sound and the song is one to groove with all might.

Dazzle certainly knows how to put on a show and this album is a highly skilled produced effort that gets me in the mood. This is one of the UK’s shining lights in the Hip Hop scene.

Stream the full album right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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”hello, i’ve got anxiety” is a real story with the stunning London talent Ettie

Ettie is a new singer-songwriter from London. She drinks a lot of wine and has a lot of feelings. ”hello, i’ve got anxiety” is the name of her latest track and the name says it all really. This a talented young lady who is struggling to break out of her own head at the moment and needs our support.

Her first single ”fast cars and airplanes” went on to get radio play on BBC Scotland and she has had a great deal of success so far.

hello, i’ve got anxiety” is self-written and produced by Hoeningermix. Ettie, who is struggling with an anxiety disorder herself, wanted to write a song that provided a soundtrack to other peoples’ anxieties. The aim is to hopefully open up the dialogue around mental health. This is a topic that is often swept under the carpet and not talked about enough.

This is a wonderfully created track and we hope that Ettie can move past this and be happy inside. She deserves it.

Stream this real track right here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London’s Myla Valentina sings into our hearts with powerful message ”Freedom”

”This song touches on the tragedies happening in the world right now and how all we really want in the end is Freedom. Freedom from racism, sexism, judgement, war, violence. This song is to make people think about the world that we live in, the choices we make and fighting for what is right.”-Myla Valentina

Life can be cruel but luckily we have incredible music to heal. Sung with bravery and produced with love by UK artist Myla, this is her latest offering called ”Freedom”. With meaningful guitar rifts to complement the song, this is a powerful track inside 2020’s carnage. Myla sings with such heart with her dark indie-pop style on such a terrifying topic that clouds our minds. I feel like the production matches Myla’s ambitions perfectly.

We have so many questions and some can’t be answered right now. This is a song that asks a lot of them and with this powerful message, I feel that London’s Myla has reached a new plateau in her career. This is scrumptious music with an edge. We are all seeking freedom and will proceed with caution.

Stream this stunning song here on Soundcloud.

To find out more about this young singer head through to her Instagram.

For gig announcements go to her Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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London’s Lynx Cane lyrical ability stands out on ”Snow White”

London’s Lynx Cane is a firm fixture of respect in the UK music scene. He is back with new track ”Snow White”. This is all about being with that special soul and travelling around Europe together, loving each moment.

Life should be this simple and the track is accompanied with a slick beat full of piano and distorted energy. This is a quality underground Hip Hop song. There is no ego here and we are treated to a lesson in proper lyrical skills.

Produced by WilfMerson, I love everything about this London based emcee’s track. ”Snow White” is 1 minute 46 seconds full of raw lyrics that impress mightily. It’s high time that Lynx Cane is acknowledged as one of the foremost UK Hip Hip artists and this song further cements that feeling. He remains in the shadows for now but I’m confident that 2021 will change all of that.

To hear this song click here to his Spotify.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Miranda Joy is absolutely magnificent with new single ”The Fall”

There are some artists that just have it. Their voice is stunningly delivered, the tone is perfect and they sing without trying too hard. This is pure talent and is a pleasure to listen to. I feel relaxed and drift away like I’m on a quiet lake on a sunny afternoon.

Miranda Joy has a soulfully genuine voice that takes you away to another peaceful world. With striking pureness she washes away all our fears and makes everything okay.

London based and working on a few projects, this is one of the UK’s finest talents around. On the way up and shining bright, we are in the midst of this fantastic singer- pianist’s time to shine.

The Fall” is all about picking yourself up after falling. You need to dust yourself off and embrace the fall. Learn from the lesson while patching yourself up with the medical aid kit of life. Smiling in the mirror and laughing about the unfortunate events. This is the only way to mentally survive and not drift too far down the dusty and wind-filled road. We should try and hold onto the good memories and remember that tomorrow is another day.

Stream this fab new song right now on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen