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Robin Novaku has released the most evocative Future Pop single of Summer 2020 with “Hold On”

It’s safe to say that EDM Pop producer, songwriter and composer Robin Novaku’s latest single “Hold On” featuring Jonas Wak is the most evocative Pop single of summer 2020.

Their instantly immersive, blissfully light soundscape carries an Indie vibe to amplify the accessibility of the Future Pop beat which is perfectly complemented by magnetically warm vocals. Neither the vocals nor the lyrics hold back on spilling plenty of amorously romantic appeal.

The hype around Robin Novaku’s sound is more than easy to understand with their effortlessly feel-good, organically resonant mixes. If you like to have your finger on the pulse of up and coming talent, you’ll want the Albanian artist on your playlists. There isn’t a vibe check on earth he couldn’t pass.

You can check out Robin Novaku’s latest single Hold On for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – SUm 0f the !x|xi gl17ch35 & 7h3 x!i 73ll7A!L 51gn5 0f 5p3c7R3 SARk0pH.:.rgU5

8udDha bl0od

Brighton-based experimental artist 8udDha bl0od has a tendency to leave us transfixed by their constantly evolving sound. With their upcoming release “SUm 0f the !x|xi gl17ch35 & 7h3 x!i 73ll7A!L 51gn5 0f 5p3c7R3 SARk0pH.:.rgU5” they’ve left us emotionally stung and aurally enamoured once more.

In their usual style, 8udDha bl0od ensured that the track carried an arsenal of curveballs which will throw you from the accordance you have settled into.

As the track kicks off, there’s something incredibly piercing about the artful tone and tempo despite the light textures and transcendent air which breathes around the slightly psychedelic progressions in the ethereally resolving soundscape.

Halfway through the 7-minute track, SUm 0f the !x|xi gl17ch35 & 7h3 x!i 73ll7A!L 51gn5 0f 5p3c7R3 SARk0pH.:.rgU5 takes an unexpected turn and veers in the direction of Lo-Fi Brit Pop which any fans of Blur will appreciate. But the evolutions in 8udDha bl0od’s track doesn’t end there. To fade out, 8udDha bl0od uses a haunting cinematic neo-noir outro which dissipates into the sound of rolling waves.

We needed no more proof that 8udDha bl0od was one of the most talented underground artists around in 2020, but with their latest single, he delivered yet another undeniable affirmation of his pioneeringly astounding talent.

SUm 0f the !x|xi gl17ch35 & 7h3 x!i 73ll7A!L 51gn5 0f 5p3c7R3 SARk0pH.:.rgU5 is due for release on July 5th. You’ll be able to check it out yourselves via SoundCloud from the date of the release.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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HARAKAT MUSIC – Don’t Want It to End: An Entrancingly Tropic Summer Dance Hit

This summer may not be as exciting as usual for many people. But still being able to appreciate fresh new EDM summer hits such as HARAKAT MUSIC’s single Don’t Want It to End is a massive consolation.

The Swedish artist and DJ infused much needed feel-good vibes in the entrancingly tropic mix which fans of Future Pop and Progressive House alike are sure to appreciate. The beat in Don’t Want It to End finds the perfect tempo to feed you reflective ecstasy and allow your rhythmic pulses to become arrested by the deftly crafted danceable progressions.

Don’t Want it to End is a perfect example of a multipurpose EDM hit. Whether it hits you on a Dancefloor or on your drive home, it’s sure to sweeten your mood.

Naturally, we can’t wait for the next hit of aural euphoria from HARAKAT MUSIC.

You can check out the radio edit of HARAKAT MUSIC’s single for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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8udDha bl0od – HAppY 5AD: Pr!nce DjAng0 PURple fA!n of 3<35

8udDha bl0od is one of the most versatile artists we’ve encountered in 2020, with each new release they blow our minds a little more, and their recently released romantically nostalgic single “HAppY 5AD: Pr!nce DjAng0 PURple fA!n of 3<35” was no exception.

HAppY 5AD: Pr!nce DjAng0 PURple fA!n of 3<35 felt like an aural cuddle. Just why the blend of Progressive Synth Pop and 60s Psych was consoling I’m not all too sure, but the consciousness-devouring soundscape is extremely efficacious all the same. I have a feeling that any fans of ELO will definitely want to make HAppY 5AD: Pr!nce DjAng0 PURple fA!n of 3<35 a staple track on their playlists.

HAppY 5AD: Pr!nce DjAng0 PURple fA!n of 3<35 will be available for release along with the rest of the album from May 17th via SoundCloud. In the meantime, you can check out the artists myriad of dynamic releases.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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A Soliman – Let You Go: Progressive Alt Future Pop

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Let You Go is the second euphorically potent single to be released from up and coming Pop artist A Soliman. If you’re always on the lookout for tracks which emotively hit the hardest, look no further.

The Future Pop mix kicks off by offering your usual steady synth notes. Yet, when Let You Go reaches peak momentum, you get to appreciate the full extent of A Soliman’s ingenuity. The mix of stylistic electronic effect and pensive piano notes may not be a usual aural pairing, but despite the unfamiliarity of the soundscape, none of the accessibility has been compromised.

In short, it’s all too easy to warm to A Soliman – especially with the artist’s distinctive take on vocal harmonies. It’s a radio-ready hit which you’ll definitely want to try at least once.

You can check out A Soliman’s single Let You Go for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Masøn & Braden Mason – Jennifer Street: Pensively Progressive Neo-Classical Pop

The pensive piano notes found in Masøn & Braden Mason’s single “Jennifer Street” should be of plenty of appeal to fans of evocatively open artists such as Bill Ryder-Jones who aren’t afraid to lay their souls down over beguilingly melancholic melodies.

Even though the single has a slightly Pop Ballad feel, there’s a captivating tenderness to the single which pushes the soundscape into the realms of Neo-Classical.  There was no way of anticipating the amount of momentum which would build in Jennifer Street. Yet, the most overwhelming aspect of the aural alchemy has to be the deftness in the execution of each of the nuanced evolutions.

The single practically drips in commercial appeal. It’s going to be interesting to have Masøn & Braden Mason on our radar for 2020.

You can check out Masøn & Braden Mason’s single Jennifer Street via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.