Tag: Electronic

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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In a powerful tribute to her grandmother’s resilient spirit, Pop/R&B songstress Alyxx Dione’s new single “WILDFLOWER” is an inspirational self-empowerment anthem. “My grandmother was someone who truly marched to the beat of her own drum. After being disowned by her family for dating outside her race, she began to embrace everyone who didn’t look like her and began to create a community around her that she called family. She never took no for an answer, and was extremely strong-willed to get what she wanted and I believe that is why my grandmother called herself “wildflower”. A wildflower is someone who is resilient, can grow in any situation, and lives life on their terms! I wrote “WILDFLOWER” as a reminder for myself and for all those who has ever felt different, out of place, misunderstood or unappreciated to continue to bloom! It is our birthright.” Alyxx Dione got her start with […]

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Cecilia Gault’s new single “Kawasaki” is fierce and sexy, and comes paired with a scorching hot music video that dropped just last week. Typically featured on progressive house anthems such as Audien’s “Higher” and “Love Me Like You Used To” by Kaskade, this time around Cecilia lays back in the cut and delivers a sultry vocal performance over a more ethereal Pop track. “With both English & Japanese verses, Kawasaki’s sound is a culmination of who I am as an artist: a Japanese/American sexy, sultry, powerful woman who is ready to take charge.” — Cecilia Gault Born and raised in New York to Japanese and Irish parents, 21 year old Cecilia Gault’s diverse cultural traditions informed her musical tastes as well as her own artistic output. Growing up in Lower Manhattan, Cecilia has an innate sense of creative abandon and passionate strive for success, priding herself on her differences and […]

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There are literally billions songs out there about romantic love, but for some reason very few artists write about friendship. Songs about platonic love is a common request in briefs and we always struggle to find them. Which is why we’re psyched to have the best friendship song ever, “Pick Up” by retrowave goddess Anna Yvette. The opening verse says it all: Who do you call when you’re all aloneand you need to get outta your head?F-r-i-e-n-d your friendWho lifts you up when you’re feeling down?And can help you to turn it all around?F-r-i-e-n-d your friend “Pick Up” is the second single off of Anna Yvette’s much anticipated album “Deja Vu”, which will be released with an accompanying graphic novel by the same name. Anna’s music has been featured in several popular video games like Rocket League, Forza Horizon 4, and Need4Speed, and her catalog has racked up an impressive […]

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As the summer winds down to a close, everybody needs some smooth grooves to relax to. “Naked Neighbor”, the new album by New York City Nu-Disco collective Bad Business Club, whisks you away to a dreamy 70’s poolside soiree with the smell of chlorine, coladas and cocaine in the air. With flawless chops and super tight production, Bad Business Club gives us a modern take on Giorgio Moroder-esque Disco and classic Yacht Rock. Granted these are two genres most people either hate to love or love to hate, but there’s no denying that it’s as smooth as silk. The standout single on the record is “Runnin’ From You”, a masterpiece complete with funky bass, jangly guitar, congas, swirling synthesizers and sugary harmonies. If this one doesn’t get you to unbutton your shirt a little, chances are nothing will. Check out the brand new music video for “Runnin’ From You”: