Known for his experimental and cinematic sound design, composer Andrew Bennett a/k/a Factor Eight released his latest album, ‘ll’ which draws his audience in and sonically connects them to his own personal struggles with bipolar disorder. Through voice contortion and tranquil soundscapes, this record allows him to share his journey with the disorder and its relationship to his music. The ambient and neo-classical tones ring similar to a dynamic film score with a beautiful everlasting range. Through my first-hand experience with mental illness and with a platform to express themes and ideas through art, I feel a responsibility to use my music in service to this cause. I hope this project will inspire a feeling of connection in those who struggle, and sense of compassion in those who struggle to relate. Canadian native Andrew Bennet is an award winning artist, producer and visual media composer. His signature sound has led […]
Cashae, the 3x Grammy nominated producer duo from Miami, are back with a slick new Afro-Latin House banger called “Hold On”. Featuring sultry vocals from fellow roster member Kiddo Al, the track is the perfect song for chill club and party vibes. Officially slated for a November 18th release, this song is the first single off an upcoming new Afro-Latin House focused EP. Cashae established themselves as one of Miami’s most sought after producer duos following a string of successful independent singles and remixes for Atlantic, Universal and Roc Nation artists. The duo’s long list of top tier collaborations include work with Bebe Rexha, Sebastian Yatra, Mora, Mau y Ricky, Eladio Carrion, Reik, Lenny Tavárez, Lyanno, Mariah Angeliq, Jesse y Joy, Tory Lanez and many more. Past syncs include placements on ‘Dave’ (FXX), ‘FBOY Island’ (HBO Max), ‘Ex On The Beach’ (MTV) and the HBO Film ‘Make Love Great Again’.
Sometimes even with the best intentions we all make empty promises. That’s the theme of Cecilia Gault’s latest single “Pinky Promise”, an energetic Hyperpop banger featuring her signature sultry vocals. In Cecilia’s own words: I wrote the lyrics promising to never break my lover’s heart, but through the lyrics I share how most promises to lovers are not kept: “No fingers crossed, boy, I won’t lie… it won’t happen twice”. I wanted to embody an innocent sounding seductress that goes around breaking boys’ hearts, which in real life is something I strive to be. A Manhattan native born to Japanese and Irish parents, Cecilia Gault was influenced by cultural traditions and developed a passionate drive for success at a young age. She celebrates her heritage by featuring both English and Japanese lyrics in her music. Cecilia’s song “Lunatic” was recently featured in season 2 of HBO Max’s ‘FBoy Island’, the […]
Anna Yvette’s new instrumental “Crystal Call” takes you on a journey through her signature synthwave realm. The track’s etherial retro synths and ping-pong delayed drums will transport you right back to the 1980’s. Anna’s production chops on this track are stunning, giving listeners a sense of floating through a vapor cloud of lush synthesizers. The sidechained drums are drenched in delay and reverb, giving the track a pulsating rhythm that propels it upwards to dreamy heights. Hailing from Long Island, Anna Yvette is a successful artist, writer and producer, and one of the most sought after vocalists in EDM. With songs that have been featured in many popular video games like Rocket League, Forza Horizon 4 and Need For Speed, she’s enjoyed success as an independent artist and through prominent labels such as Big Beat, Atlantic Records, NCS, Monstercat, Armada, OWSLA, Revealed, Interscope and Universal. Anna maintains a steady 500k+ monthly listener audience on […]
The Hause’s new EP ‘Hause Arrest’ captures the heart and soul of Amapiano, the latest house music wave hailing from South Africa. The buzz around this specific fusion of deep house, Afrobeat and jazz has certainly increased over the years and is finally making a mark in the US. While this new genre serves as a key influence on the style and dance culture within South Africa, you can also find it sweeping Tik Tok with its viral trends and challenges. The underground genre gained popularity during the pandemic but is now a staple in the LA and NY music scenes. With rhythmic and percussive bass lines tied with airy synths and tranquil vocals, the ‘Hause Arrest’ EP delivers an enchanting collection of quintessential Amapiano tunes. Comprised of multi-talented musicians and instrumentalists, The Hause is a new music collective from Accru, Ghana. The band consists of local artists MisterKay, Mark Adachi, Yom Woody, Bolton and MASTER MAISON […]
The undeniably talented Kendra Erika returns with a fierce and energetic dance track, “Rapture”. Co-written by her producer Ronnie “CHICO” DiCicco, the song was originally created to feature Erika’s essence; her sexuality, depth and poeticism. The pop singer-songwriter exudes the nature of rapture with her powerful vocals and sexy lyrics: I feel it deep inside meYour everything reminds meThis rapture has my bodyUh, uh, uh, uh Your beat’s in my brainAnd it drives me insaneWhen you touch me this way Kendra Erika is no stranger to success, with multiple top ten hits on Billboard’s Dance music charts including her cover of Laura Branigan’s dance hit “Self Control”, which reached #1 in 2019. Not only can this diva dominate the dance charts, but her incredible live performances have captured the hearts of her audiences worldwide. Erika most recently headlined the 2021 Pride Festival in Brooklyn NY and has opened for Jason Derulo and […]
The debut EP Enfield by Tejano artist David de la Garza, better known as DLG., is a journal of his personal development. Each song was composed in a different place — either mentally, physically, or in the case of “Tortuga” temporally, having been recorded when he was just 14. The concept is to not just showcase a collection of new songs, but to document his growth as an artist over time. Behind the lush grooves, the songs deal with the notion of stepping into the unknown and knowing that it will change you. DLG. focused on these themes of self-empowerment and the progression of life as he continued to grow and develop as a musician himself. “The Storm” specifically was made almost entirely with sounds from objects in my bedroom. The kick drum is me literally kicking a microphone, the snare is me slamming a book shut, and lots of other small weird sounds. […]
Portuguese Pop/EDM producer Sekai touches on the hardships of having a lover out of reach in his latest single “Kiss Me.” Themes of jealousy and infidelity naturally arise within the relationship as they are separated by countries. Adept at blending warm organic sounds with EDM production techniques like builds, drops, synth hooks and sidechaining; Sekai expertly balances a driving electronic beat with his emotional vocals to create a banger with heart. Originally from the rural coast of Portugal, Sekai has explored an eclectic range of genres spanning from future bass to pop and R&B within his decade-long career. Although best known for his infectious EDM tracks, he continues to develop his singer-songwriter skills.
Daz Rinko’s exceptional new EP “Sweet Jeezy” smoothly blends together elements of jazz, future-house, disco, soul and hip hop. Daz’s endearing Memphis drawl sits so perfectly in the pocket atop slick the dance grooves that you might completely miss the message. Coming from a somewhat dark place lyrically, themes of poverty, heartbreak, family drama and general disillusionment are a throughline throughout the album. “The paranoia of struggling, living paycheck to paycheck my entire life, the struggles of having a child without being able to support them emotionally, and the feeling of being alone in the present because I’m always working to be stable are things I touch on and continue to think about.” As a counterpoint to the heavy subject matter, the music is upbeat and joyful, even celebratory in tone. The infectiously hooky “When You Call Me” is a gorgeously produced throwback featuring jangly guitars, DX7 jazz chords and […]
Most cover albums are predictable and boring, which is why we’re generally not overly interested in taking them on for representation. In order for one to be worthwhile, it needs to be a completely original take on music that hasn’t been covered too many times before. Which is why when DJ Nu-Mark asked if we’d like to take on his album “Run For Cover” we just couldn’t resist! Oddly enough, as far as covers go hip hop and R&B from the late 90’s and early aughts is kind of uncharted territory. But for a member of the acclaimed hip hop band Jurassic Five, this era is all but too familiar. I mean, Nu-Mark was THERE! You’d also expect a turntablist to approach covers as sample-driven remixes, but again you’d be wrong there. Instead, DJ Nu-Mark brought in live musicians to reinterpret these songs and give them a completely new spin […]