This song can reach down into the pit of your stomach and wrench it with the veracity of your fist kiss behind the bike sheds. J R Harbidge’s charismatic vocal ability is just everything you need to hear at this time of the year. We’re swamped with crass sentimentality throughout the festive season, which is exactly why you should listen to his debut track which was brought out on 10th December. J R Harbidge undoubtedly has the potential to see himself through to the number one spot with his melodic prowess and command of minimalistic style.
This folk singer songwriter, has the ability to weave through his pensive style to make some of the most down to earth sounds through his acoustic unchained guitar melodies that twinge with some old school rhythm and blues familiarity.
The production and styling is absolutely flawless, a well rounded track for anyone looking for a little bit of Acoustic Singer Song Writer Soul to add to their playlists.
This song is pretty tame compared to the tracks on his album teaser, either way, I can’t wait to hear what Harbridge has in store!
Check out J R Harbidge’s debut track on the SoundCloud link below:
Call me a nihilist, but there’s something about a macabre song title that catches my eye. Luke Taylors new track Decay certainly didn’t disappoint. This Drum & Mass style medley of chaotic sound may only be 2.08 minutes long, but it delivers everything you would expect from a Drum & Bass hit, from distortion to blistering snares, it’s got it all.
Luke Taylor is an underground enigma from Kent, UK that has become a major contender in the Drum & Bass scene for his home produced tracks. His baselines offer the movement and mood to take you along with the upbeat classic D&B sound. Decay mixes together elements of unbridled energy to leave you in a chaotically zen state. The filters, distortions and modulations are absolutely flawless, my only criticism would be that the track wasn’t longer.
Check out Decay on the SoundCloud link below, where there are plenty of the tracks by the artist to enjoy, this new young artist is showing no signs of slowing down, he’s constantly throwing new sounds into the mix, for fans of the more melodic sound you can sample some of his more ambient sounds through tracks such as Sinister
Crash The Audi ties a relentless and ruthless rap salvo to a mid-paced drive built of skittering percussion, pulsing back beats and clever electronic weaves to build a track which bristles with energy without resorting to flooding the track with tricks and gimmickry. And that is the art of it, capturing the energy of the idea and the live performance via the studio process, an art that this Queens trio seem to have nailed down.
And it is the balance of pumping underground cool and far reaching commercial potential which is their greatest asset, chart accessible yet cultish enough for those who like to act as the movers and shakers and stay ahead of the curve, mass appeal yet walking with a select minority, that’s the real trick. And if that is the case then Bhagboyz have things sown up.
S.O.S is the creation of Anglo-Maltese singer, songwriter and producer Sophie Debattista, who is working hard and making lasting impressions in the music industry with her quirky electro-pop sound. Upon first listening to “Bloodline” it is evident that this song is very well crafted with strong songwriting skills and performed with conviction and a solid artistic vision. As the chorus unfolds it is clear that this song is a hit and an evident reflection of S.O.S’ ability to mould a unique sound.
Amongst the several factors which make this song great is primarily the melodic aspect which features angular embellishments on syllables as well as smooth underlying vocal carpet which creates contrast and further interest. Apart from this, the electro-pop instrumental arrangement also complements the angular melodic embellishments with sweeping sounds, crisp beats and a well developed texture which leaves space for the vocals to shine above everything else. With intelligently crafted lyrics focusing on our humanity’s ability to work together as one bloodline, this song not only presents a great message but also showcases great musicality and songwriting skills, definitely making S.O.S an artist to look out for.
Ellipsis is an eclectic musical project with a truly unique approach to its sound and creative vision. One of the most remarkable qualities of the act’s tone is certainly their ability to explore a wide range of ideas and genres, embedding elements and influences from different styles into their own sound: from electronic dance music to rock and everything in between.
Ellipsis is currently making waves in the music scene with a brand new release, One More Night. The song stems from an older idea, but it comes across as a fresh and diverse composition that highlights the artist’s songwriting dexterity.
Ellipsis surely has a special way to go about layering all the elements in a mix. The artist managed to create a powerful and diverse arrangement that feels modern, yet classic at the same time!
If you love London Grammar; you’re going to want to check out Dani Miché’s new track off her brand new single Hold Your Head Up. Or #HYHU, for the Twitter happy.
Now I’ll be honest. When I first hit play on this track, the first impression I had was that I was going to be subjected to 4 and a half minutes of melancholic caterwauling. How wrong I was. The rest of the track is pure perfection. Every beat of the track is exactly where it needs to be to pull at your heart strings.
Dani is not your average British singer song writer, she boasts the rare talent of having true connections with love and passion to infuse into her music. If you’re a bit of a romantic, you’re bound to love her unique style.
The lyrics are skilfully haunting, and are intended to serve as an anthem for the hurting. It’s a song of pure uplifting empowerment, the solo artist proves that she’s not one for half-hearted tainted love songs as she captures the shattering experience of heart break. The powerful arrangement and harmony build ups throughout the track aren’t a force to be reckoned with. Through it’s cacophony of pulsation it’s a poignant reminder that your journey is far from over. It is the artists full intention to beguile listeners of her music by enticing them with melody and heavy and immersive instrumentation.
Why not stay connected with Dani & show your support on the links below?
JustMac is an underground Hip Hop rap artist based in London UK with a vast repertory of skill, talent and soul.
His debut track 3rd Strike feat Eyes and Pacc has just been released, I’m almost stumped for words on how to describe the pure transcendence that the talented artist, rapper and poet has created with his lyrics that capture his disdain, pain and passion so succinctly it’s impossible not to be moved with his sound that’s been placed so carefully over angelic chords and beats.
His poetry is just as uplifting as his lyrics which are planted between lucid beats that are sure to pull at the heart strings. The progression through the track is steady, fuelled with immersive breakdowns and layering of contrasting vocals thanks to the help of the contributing artists that make this track a masterpiece of rap, melody and melancholy with a hint of conflicting aggression that gives the track soul.
JustMac doesn’t play it safe with his music which gives his debut track an exuberant roller-coaster edge through his electronic trappings. With the avoidance of studio sheen from this track it’s organic perpetual flow gives a natural and organic feel through the andante five-minute track.
Some people enjoy a song that takes you to a time and place in your mind. If only for a few moments, you can be back in that dance hall, in that small room, on that mountainside, etc. Glow by Precept takes this idea a step further by really setting a mood and an atmosphere that grows and evolves as the song goes on. In this sense, you’re brought to both a start point and sent onward through a completely different end point. This transitory process in your mind is all thanks to the careful filtering and layering of Precept.
They say music can communicate when words fail. If this song is any evidence, the compacting of dwelling is entirely possible in an audible sense. Glow has done the brooding for you. It’s watched the sunset, contemplated the nature of the universe and stared at the void long enough for it to give a wink back for you. If these sound like hobbies of yours that are entirely too time-consuming, Precept has managed to stuff them all in less than 4 minutes. This is a beautiful song using electronic elements to make a very real and existential point.
There is a wonderfully simple ethic at the heart of Tribal Saints… “If it doesn’t groove, it won’t move you.” This writing and production team are dedicated to making music that falls into the pop and dance realms but which is built on beat and percussion, groove and pulse and whether they playing with rock guitars, pop synths or dance samples there is always an infectiousness at the heart of the music.
My Heart Bleeds is both radio friendly and stadium ready, equally at home blasting from the car stereo as from festival speakers and with the song featuring America’s Top Model breakout star Cory Wade, this song has all the right elements to catch the cultural zeitgeist of the moment.
Absonetti is the sound of modern day rap meeting slow grove R&B and a taste of West Coast glamour washing up on Southend’s sea front. This is like Tumblr as a record, the piecing together of divergent fragments to make a cohesive whole, the collecting of musical fragments to fit together in a new sonic jigsaw. The groove and is sultry and soulful but the vocal treatments cool and threaded through with studio gloss, the beats are lazy and staccato but the rap deliveries spark with energy.
It is England’s answer to the American rap dream, when faced with the sun-drenched West Coast bling or the edgy East Coast grit, the answer is simple. If you can’t join them, beat them.