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HENRIKES – Happy: Neo-Classically Concordant EDM Pop

‘Happy’ is the debut single from the up and coming recording artist HENRIKES whose ability to create a soul-piercingly beautiful talents when it comes to creating ballads hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Whilst it takes a while for Happy to build up, once you’re safely in the melodic confines of the EDM Pop track you start to appreciate how expressively resounding the single truly is. Happy carries an almost primal beat which comes alive through the kicks of the 808 beats. After the first drop, Happy weaves through an orchestral alchemic chemistry to add an almost intangible amount of depth to the single. HENRIKES vocals offer just as much soothing catharsis as the instrumental progression of this track, and there is little I can say to prepare you for the concordance of this single.

You can check out HENRIKES latest single Happy out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now, there’s also a stunning instrumental only version of Happy waiting or you to sink your teeth into.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Larissa Kosinski – Sanctuary: An Unflinchingly Resonant Offering of Pop-Inclined Alchemy

Whilst Larissa Kosinski’s debut single could loosely be defined as Pop, it almost seems criminal to try and define her authentic style by clumsily slapping it in any given genre.

The up and coming artist’s unadulterated unflinching vocal ability sits perfectly above the acoustic and digital arrangement to provide a quintessential style which incorporates elements of Folk, Indie and EDM simultaneously. Nothing can quite prepare you for the momentous energy that hits you through listening to the vocal and instrumental build up’s which are followed by Jangle Pop guitar progressions. As first singles go, it’s safe to say that you really couldn’t expect more. Here’s to hoping that the UK-based singer songwriter heads back to the studio to make a second single soon.

You can check out Larissa Kosinski’s debut single Sanctuary for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Trey Ewald – ELECTRICITY: High Voltage R&B Pop

The time has almost come for Trey Ewald to make his debut with his first single ELECTRICITY. Michael Jackson fans, you’re going to be in heaven. There have been many attempts to assimilate or rival the King of Pop’s iconic style, yet, Trey Ewald took his stark vocal reminiscence in a totally different direction. The euphoria which was packed into the groove of the beat isn’t something that you her every day, it instantly draws you into the melody of the track and doesn’t let you go for long after the track has faded out. Which may have had something to do with the sticky-sweet hooks, the popping rhythm, or the enviable vocal strength. The Los Angeles-based performer may be a new contender, yet, it’s clear that he’s already a heavyweight.

You can check out Trey Ewald’s track ELECTRICITY for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud from the release date, for now, head on over to his Facebook page to keep up to date with news over the release.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Precious – Sometime: Resoundingly Sensuous R&B Pop

With an R&B Pop track you expect to hear soul, yet, the up and coming recording artist Precious exceeded all expectations with her latest single Sometime. The US-based vocalist has recently released her 6 track EP ‘Down with Gravity’, and Sometime was just one of the resoundingly sensuous hits that will introduce you to her captivatingly cathartic style.

The melodic progression of the Trap style R&B hit will lead you through the fluidity of the mix which received the finishing touch from producer Katt. As perfectly poised as the beat to Sometime is, the vocals are what you’re going to fall in love with. The emerging artist has a charismatically beguiling aura that floats above the strength of her vocal ability and will make you fall a little bit in love with her pioneeringly quintessential style.

You can check out Precious’ summer hit Sometime for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Moni V – “Backwards” : Laidback And Groovy Pop

“Backwards,” Moni V’s new track, fresh from her latest album “Show + Tell” is clearly making a statement. That is, watch out because this girl is on to something good. She knows what she wants to say and just how she wants to say it. With a soulful, clear voice that can express a variety of tone colors, and a cool, driving beat, “Backwards” is just one of those tracks that will stay in your head for days.

With a laidback drum & bass groove sustaining the foundation of the music and chill midrange instruments the sonic space opens up for Mini V’s voice to shine through, brilliantly nailing both low and high notes with a raw soulful edginess that gives her a truly authentic character. Apart from this it is also very cool to note how her voice suits the style perfectly. “Backwards” not only exposes her creativity but also showcases a fresh blend of sounds that are current and cool. Listen to it now on Spotify!

Sarah Marie Bugeja

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NIX Releases Smooth, Chill And Mesmerizing Track “Don’t Wake Me Up”

Nix’s brand new fresh tune “Don’t Wake Me Up,” from her album “The Shift” is a one of a kind mixture of sonorities that you just can’t categorise under any one style. It is current, smooth, cinematic, etherial and also contains interesting elements of dub thrown in the mix as well.  It is impossible to try to put this song in a box and this breaking of boundaries and mixture of elements is what makes it so authentic and one of a kind.

The artistic vision behind this song is clearly crafted with very convincing compositional and production techniques. Simultaneously the vocal part is smooth, luscious and etherial, adding to the hauntingly beautiful mixture of sonorities. With a wide use of sonic space, an interesting choice of ethnic sounding instruments to highlight specific moments and a brilliant underlying cinematic sense, the song is mesmerising, and not lacking of a catchy chorus either. Listen to “Don’t Wake Me Up” now on Spotify and I guarantee you will not be disappointed !

Sarah Marie Bugeja

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PREMIERE – M.R.J – Mad Love

Matthew Russell Jones popularly known as M.R.J is a British artist based in London. He isn’t a newbie in the music industry as he has worked with songwriters and producers responsible for creating hits for such mainstream British acts such as Kylie Minogue.

M.R.J who’s known for creating and crooning gold-spun melodies has released another smash hit he titled Mad Love.

Mad Love by M.R.J is of the Pop music genre, and is a feel-good song with great elements to get you jiggy and singing along in no time as its lyrics are easy to memorize. Mad Love isn’t just a Pop song, it’s a sure hit owing to its impressive productions and M.R.J’s flawless vocal delivery.

An epic pop song produced and co-written by Michael Stockwell, Mad Love which also happens to be EDM influenced has M.R.J singing his heart out on a catchy hook that’s going to remain in your head for days.

“I just need love love, all I want is love love mad love tonight. I just need love love, do you feel love love mad love tonight.” His mesmerizing voice rings out. Everyone sure needs mad love sometime, maybe even all the time.

This is indeed a great Pop song that’s sure to brighten up your day, which is why Pop music exists in the first place, to lift our mood and make us feel real good.

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Adam Tuffrey – Hold On: Emotionally Piercing Pop

Adam Tuffrey brought out his debut single Hold On on July 27th, 2018. If you haven’t had the pleasure of checking out the viscerally sweet Pop track for yourself yet. Then I suppose I should tell you to expect a traditionally styled, emotionally piercing anthem that allows the up and coming London singer to really stretch his vocals over the mesmerising verses.

The 23-year-old performer has a unique voice that is hard to put against anyone in the contemporary Pop scene. His ability to stretch notes is almost unparalleled. The melodies contained within Hold On come alive through the high-energy acoustic arrangements led by piano and violin. With most Pop artists going down the Electro Pop route the almost archaic track was an absolute pleasure to listen to. The lyrics to the track offer a raw, compelling narrative which don’t fail to resonate.

You can check out Adam Tuffrey’s cinematically spectacular latest single out for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ritwick Das – Forever: Pop to Prove Romance isn’t Dead

Usually tracks falling into the Pop arena seem to only skirt around the more superficial issues, which is why Forever – the debut track from Ritwick Das was such a refreshing change. With his Indie Folk Acoustic melodies, he created a captivating ballad which will grip you before the first verse has even ran through. I almost don’t want to give any spoilers of the track thanks to the ingenuity behind the final twist of the lyrics, but it’s safe to say my heart was melted.

As debut singles go, you really couldn’t ask for more, Ritwick Das has stamped down his romantically instilled style, which came to life through using a mix of classical and acoustic instruments which followed a seamless progression right the way through the track. The final cherry on the cake is the singer songwriter’s vocal offering which dulcetly narrates one of the sweetest love songs I’ve ever heard.

You can check out Ritwick Das’ latest single which was released earlier his Summer on SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Haven – Take Me Away: Iridescently Hyped Pop

Haven’s single Take Me Away, is one of those rare tracks you listen to and it instantly hits you with familiarity, the accessible EDM Pop hit is set at the perfect tempo for you just to slip into. Every pitch sits at the perfect level to allow this iridescently hyped Pop track to resonate with you, as you get caught up with the beat and the viscerally powerful vocals at the same time – it makes for quite the aural experience.

Haven’s take on contemporary Pop music is pretty much as refreshing as it gets, there are no hints of fragility or nativity in her vocals, just pure, uplifting empowerment which bleeds through into the mic as the romantically inclined lyrics are versed. From the track progression you can expect deep, dubbed drops a plenty around the lush hooks which make this track so immediately amiable.

You can check out Haven’s latest single Take Me Away along with the rest of the 2018 EP ‘Escape’ by heading over to SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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