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Harmonical – No Time to Die (James Bond Theme) featuring Elan Noelle

You may have heard many different variations of The James Bond theme No Time to Die. But, it’s safe to say it has never been as vibrant or as exotic as Harmonical’s uniquely sensuous Reggae reimagining.

Harmonical teamed up with Elan Noelle to create the sun-soaked energetic hit which will allow you to forget to search for similarities in the original. Instead, the warmth which radiates from the instrumentals and the soul which seeps from the vocals combine to offer a rhythmically rapturous soundscape which Harmonical undoubtedly made her own.

Each track we hear from Harmonical affirms just how much talent she harnesses when it comes to emotive, deftly constructed harmonic earworms. As ever, we’re excited to hear what comes next.

You can check out the official video to Harmonical’s groove-filled cover of No Time to Die for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Theo Mawali releases ‘We Walk’: From Reggae to Rap

Reggae, Hip-Hop, DanceHall and Rap all intertwine together to create Theo Mawalis new single ‘We Walk’.

Quite a mixture of genres for artist Theo but he manages to combine them all in an amazing way. Your taken on this journey through different ranges and vocal tones.

At the start the Reggae elements shine through, the rhythm is mellow and soft, but then as you pass the middle the sound completely turns and is solidly just Rap, it keeps swerving in and out of them two sounds, but even though they do sound distinctive genres it still works perfectly.

Theo Mawali is one to check out if you’re into the combination of Reggae and Rap or perhaps it’s something that you’ve never embarked on before, it’s definitely worth delving into for sure.

If you want to check out Theo Mawalis new single We Walk you can by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Karley Myall

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Ivory Blue – Wole: Sun-Kissed Afropop-Infused Hip Hop

While you’ll usually struggle to find authenticity within up-tempo party Afropop Hip Hop, with Ivory Blue’s recently released rhythmically arrestive drop “Wole” you’ll find all of the danceable euphoria you could possibly ask for.

The sun-kissed record is an offering of pure soul. Whether you look to the shimmering warm melodies or Ivory Blue’s sweet and sensuous vocals, you’re sure to find a connection with the soundscape. The production also plays a heavy hand in ensuring that Ivory Blue’s pioneering approach to the genre resonates just as it should.

With elements of world music and multilingual vocals in Wole, it’s a refreshing breakaway from monocultural Western Hip Hop.

You can check out Ivory Blue’s Afropop-infused high vibe offering of Hip Hop for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Jahmore – Universe: Tropically Sonic Afro Dancehall Rhythms

“Universe” is the standout hit from up and coming Manchester-based duo Jahmore which catapulted the evolution of Reggae Dancehall in a brand-new direction. And I can quite honestly say that I’ve never come across a more pioneeringly blistering sun-kissed offering of contemporary Dancehall.

Distinction lies at the heart of the insanely momentous mix which will take charge of your rhythmic pulses as soon as you get a taste of the transcendent intensity.

There’s an insane amount of depth between the Jangle Pop Indie melodies, the massive high-octane Dancehall beats, and the cosmic reverb in between which ensures Universe still resonates as a smooth, polished concordant mix.

Only a Manchester-based artist could ever have dreamt of bringing those Marr-Esque guitar licks into a soulful spiritual work of Fusion Reggae.

You can check out Jahmore’s fiery fresh jam for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Daron Vande – Waste Time: Sun-Soaked Afro Beats

“Waste Time” may not be great advice, but it is the sensational standout single from up and coming World Music artist Daron Vande.

The high-vibe track offers Afro-Beats with sun-soaked Reggae rhythm with one of the smoothest flows we’ve heard in a long time. The Brooklyn-based artist notably excelled in creating an arrestive mid-tempo single with plenty of melodic hooks.

The radio-ready mix is immersive from the first hit. Which is why so many Afro-Beat fans didn’t hesitate in playlisting this vibrant, polished soundscape which comes with plenty of sunny escapism. Waste Time is a track which stays true to its roots, but that’s not to say it doesn’t drip with commercial potential.

You can check out Waste Time for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Two World Creatives – That Love: Vibrantly Progressive Alt Pop

Two World Creatives made their debut in 2019 with the mind-expanding EP “Wait”. Each of the singles offers their own brand of mesmerism, but “That Love” is the perfect introduction to their eclectically vibrant style.

The track kicks off with a sermon on perfect love’s ability to cast out fear. Then, you’re led into a Reggae-soaked Electronica mix complete with soulful yet moody vocals and an eclectic smorgasbord of other elements. I almost don’t want to ruin the transcendental experience of allowing the melodies to aurally transport you to a sunny new plateau.

That Love is a deeply beguiling hit which may not instantly reveal what kind of soundscape you’re being rhythmically led into. But each progression will generously reward your curiosity.

You can check out That Love along with the rest of the album by Two World Creatives via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Hip Hop artist Juic3Boy has dropped their latest sun-soaked Reggae hit “Surrender”

Juic3Boy dropped the official music video to their latest sun-soaked Reggae Hip Hop track “Surrender” on December 2nd.

The sweet, organic, intricate rhythmic beats inject plenty of warmth into the track while Juic3Boy’s smooth harmonic vocals lay down plenty of sentimental romanticism. Together, they pull together to create an urban earworm which melodic Hip Hop fans will want to check out.

Juic3Boy may not be a household name yet. But don’t let that leave you under the impression that their tracks are anything less than flawless radio-ready hits which will shake the cobwebs off your playlists.

You can check out the official music video to Juic3Boy’s latest single Surrender via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast.

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Kahnma have released their latest sun-soaked experimental earworm “Thunder”

“Thunder” is the latest sun-soaked earworm from World music artist Kahnma. Once you hit play, sharing the same soulful vibes which the record was produced with is practically non-optional.

With elements of Pop, Reggae, EDM, Rock and Soul all infused into the indulgently vibrant soundscape, you’ve got a sure-fire way to aurally appease your own soul with the unfaltering euphoric tones found in Thunder.

The experimental tribal percussive increments bring incredible energy to the track while the semi-orchestral swells add another incredible dynamic. The instrumental distinction is only matched by the naturally harmonic nuanced vocals which add even more super sweet soul to the mix.

You can check out the official music video which dropped on November 27th for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Elementree Livity Project offer sticky-sweet good vibes with their single “I Wanna Be Loved”  

Rock meets Reggae in Elementree Livity Project’s standout single “I Wanna Be Loved” from their second album “High Def”. I’m fairly sure Blues Rock riffs have never sounded sweeter than the serene licks which you’re treated to around the sun-soaked Reggae rhythms.

Right from the first notes, you’re invited to bask in the shimmering tonality of the single. Yet, the real enamouring appeal lies in the soul which pours in from the lyrics and vocals. The chorus catches from the first hit, as do the potent positive vibes which made it all too easy to surrender to the fluidity of the sweetly carved melodies which have massive earworm potential.

You can check out I Wanna Be Loved along with the rest of the album which was released in October 2019 for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Tsun Dog – I Don’t Mind: Psychedelic Reggae Blues

In Tsun Dog’s standout single “I Don’t Mind”, Reggae, Indie, Blues and Rock n Roll all come together in a sublimely rhythmic feat of sun-soaked euphoric alchemy. There’s even plenty of psychedelic touches around the riffs which may as well have been carved by Hendrix.

The six-piece powerhouse has set themselves as a pioneering act with I Don’t Mind. If you could imagine what the Strokes would sound like if they dabbled with Reggae, you’d get a good idea of what they’ve cooked up. It’s infectiously rapturous and instantaneously effective in sharing the mellow good vibes which have been conjured organically. That’s all without mentioning the effortlessly charismatic nuanced Indie Blues vocals.

You can check out Tsun Dog’s single I Don’t Mind for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast