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Don’t Hold On For Too Long: Chris Too Far needs to get away from that poisoned love on ‘Addicted’

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With a wonderfully groovy start to proceedings, Chris Too Far is absolutely excellent on a track all about thinking about the completely wrong person you should be dreaming about on ‘Addicted‘.

Chris Too Far is an indie pop singer-songwriter based in the UK who brings us an added reggae-fusion energy on this fantastic new single.

Started singing around the age of 14 when my sisters who were a musical duo at the time wanted some male backing vocals on one of their tracks. I released i wasn’t half bad at singing and that is when i caught the bug for it which progressed to writing and performing also.” ~ Chris Too Far

You feel the insightful message portrayed of somehow being connected to someone who you really shouldn’t be interested in but are, as they fill your head and distract you away from who you should be spending your time with. There is much to like here with the smartly-penned lyrics and sumptuously performed vocals, that has you in such an intimately reflective mood to ponder what you should do next.

Addicted compares the feeling of falling hard in love with someone in a similar vein to someone becoming addicted to a drug. It uses metaphors that could apply to both scenarios. When you fall in love with someone you likely also become addicted to them which isn’t always healthy as the song implies.” ~ Chris Too Far

Addicted‘ from the UK-based indie pop artist Chris Too Far, is a quality track all about thinking about someone so alluring but probably dangerous for your health. They are clearly bad for you but you have had a taste already and can’t get enough – your mind races like a formula one car when they are in your thoughts – and you know its not good for your health, but its exactly what you truly desire.

Sung with a real conviction and a head-groovy beat, this is a fine track that will definitely have you recalling that special soul who seems to have some sort of mystical power over you.

Stream this lovely new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sensual Summer Reggae-Pop Vibes: Emen – Naughty Girl

Based on his latest single, Naughty Girl, Nigerian-born UK-based breaking artist Emen (Emenere Ette) has returned to the music scene as a triple threat; his soulfully imploring vocals, playful lyrical approach and tropically blissful reggae-pop beats combine to create sensual summer vibes that won’t fail to serenade.

It really wouldn’t be a surprise if women are as quick to identify with the protagonist in Naughty Woman as they were to identify with Margot Robbie’s depiction of Harley Quinn. It’s an infectiously up-vibe track; you couldn’t ask for a sweeter summer pop hit.

Naughty Girl is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

BrianJavier has made this Reggae RnB debut with his high vibe summer track, ‘Rush It’ ft. Danilo

RnB and Reggae soulfully coalesce in up and coming NYC-based artist BrianJavier’s debut downtempo single, Rush It, featuring Danilo. The melodious grooves run in synergy with the theme of the track that celebrates slow-burning passion over affections that quickly burn out. He proves that pace is the trick with the groove in the grinding tropic beats and the meditative canter of the serenading lyrics.

Any fans of 90s RnB will want to freshen up their summer playlists with the soulful hit. It is a stellar debut from an exceptional artist that we can’t wait to hear more from.

You can check out the official music video that premiered on July 17th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Joize raises the temperature with the tropic beats in his latest urban EDM single, ‘Choices’

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With plenty of popular releases already under his belt since making his debut in 2018, there was a fair amount of expectation on Joize’s latest single, Choices, it’s safe to say that he has raised the bar once more with his reggae vibes and vibrant danceable beats.

A single can rarely speak to your rhythmic pulses as much as it speaks to your soul, but this sweetly seductive release resonates mind, body and soul. Through his RnB Reggae vocals and the glitchy bass-dubbed trip-hop beats, Joize created the ultimate summer RnB playlist staple.

Choices is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Love You Forever: dESH.DUBS brings us fresh new single ‘Hold You Down’ (ft. Ariel)

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Taken off his latest eleven-track release called ‘Above The Wicked‘, dESH.DUBS fills our hearts with so much buoyancy with lots of lovely sax included for good measure on ‘Hold You Down’ (ft. Ariel).

dESH.DUBS is a terrific Netherlands-based solo hip-hop artist, writer, researcher, music, visual artist and African studies student. He smoothly mixtures his sounds together to create that delicious music combination, that soothes your mind and fills you up with hope.

With a reggae fusion to add a clever lift to proceedings, we are catapulted into a song that keeps your body moving and your head nodding in approval, for all this exciting energy to be welcomed in hungrily.

This is the message of wanting that long-term love as you are so happy together and you have each others backs, no matter what else transpires to lead you astray.

Hold You Down’ (ft. Ariel) from the talented Netherlands-based artist dESH.DUBS, is that story that has you feeling so good and your mind a happy place to be productive again. This is a pleasurable single that is so full of good vibes and that relaxed energy, that is such a treat during these uncertain times of dismay and confusion.

Hear this freshly brewed new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Mr. Relax teamed up with D-Fish for their 90s Dancehall Reggae single ‘Feelings’

For his latest release, ‘Feelings’, Mr. Relax teamed up with Dutch hip hop artist, D-Fish to create a visceral, vibrant high-vibe mix which grooves to reggae rhythm and grinds to RnB pop beats.

You could see it as an ode to 90s RnB – think Peter Andre, Sean Paul and Shabba Ranks, or you could see it as a timely arrival of a sun-soaked reggaeton track, powerful enough to pull us out of the most depressing winters in living history.

The official video which has already racked up over 70,000 streams since premiering on January 18th is available via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kimo Jeepaz gives us a shot in the arm with his ‘Vaccine’ 

Mixing a heavy patois from his native St. Andrew, Jamaica, with a harder, more urban UK-style rap, Kimo Jeepaz new track ‘Vaccine’ – a lockdown hip hop story of quarantine and Covid. There’s elements of Jamaican dancehall in here alongside Jeepaz’ melodic flow and R&B groove, a touch of Sean Paul and Beenie Man alongside the R&B grind and bounce.

Jeepaz has already performed alongside the likes of Mavado, Not3s, Shenseea, Aidonia, and Dexta Daps; on the basis of ‘Vaccine’, 2021 is going to be the year the lockdown is let out for Kimo Jeepaz.

Check out ‘Vaccine’ on Spotify, and follow Kimo on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes

Nana Motobi has dropped their high-vibe hustler anthem ‘Paper’

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Vibes don’t come much higher than the ones oozing from breaking Alt Hip Hop artist Nana Motobi’s latest release ‘Paper’.

The spaciously sun-kissed melodies set the upraising tone while Nana Motobi breaks the monocultural mould by weaving in Jamaican Reggae vibes and experimenting with an African Pidgen Rap style. More refreshingly, Nana Motobi veers away from the usual Hip Hop narrative when it comes to riches and excess. While many artists are flaunting the luxury that they’ve hired for the weekend, this ground-breaking artist cooked up an anthem for anyone who knows the hustle is real. The hustle will undoubtedly be made a lot easier for Reggae Hip Hop fans with Paper on their playlists.

You can check out Paper for yourselves by heading over to Apple Music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

‘We Got’ from Houston duo/3 piece Eucalyption is a truthful story on how the world is wrapped up in useless information

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We Got‘ from Houston duo/3 piece Eucalyption is a truthful story on how the world is wrapped up in useless information, instead of learning how to improve the planet.

Taken off the debut 10 track album ‘Go Ahead and Ignore This If You Want‘, this is a conscious Indie-Reggae track with such real substance and meaning. The lyrics are all about how smarter the world should be, but really isn’t. Instead, with all the new toys we have to play with globally, we are actually getting less smarter. This topic is discussed in depth here and this is such a vital view that needs to be spoken about more.

You smile to yourself and wonder why the world even talks about certain things, Instead of innovating, so many people are so stuck in their phones and are forgetting what life is really about.

Eucalyption are such a fresh new sound and ‘We Got‘ is the the type of track that you don’t really hear these days. There is so much appeal here and you get lost in the melodic soul that gets you in the mood. This is a debut song that is super impressive and this is a fine track that is full of real talk.

Click here for the Spotify page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

David Adonis – Safe Distance: A Guide to Dating in the Digital Age

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David Adonis allowed the airwaves to keep up with the digital evolution of romanticism with their latest single “Safe Distance”.

Safe Distance breaks the monocultural mould with rhythmically seductive melodies cooked up through an infusion of RnB, Pop and Afro Beats. But much more importantly, David Adonis served an all-important reminder through the resonant lyrics that love and romanticism are still persevere-able.

In a few years from now, tracks like Safe Distance will serve as a memento from the time we globally, simultaneously experienced love displaying resilience against the hate and chaos 2020 thew at us.

We may have a more limited way of connecting, but you can almost feel the fizz of passion between two people locked in amorous fixation when listening to the smooth grooves in David Adonis’ soulfully seductive Afro Beat single.

You can check out Safe Distance for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast