Pool Moon Elephant: “Island’s Eye” – the elder statesmen of modern dance music

In the last 6 or 7 years electronic dance music has turned into an even bigger monster. Avicii dominated Spotify, David Guetta headlined festivals, and Calvin Harris is one of the world’s highest-paid performers. It means that festival line-ups, the charts, and some would even argue Ibiza, are oversaturated with the stuff. But the Swiss electronic duo who go by the name of Pool Moon Elephant prove they can also hold their own relevance in a very busy genre. Riccardo Studer and Ivan Nurchis, this time around, use intriguing collaborations to remix their single “Island’s Eye” which has been released in 3

M.C. ZackAttack: “Rap Or Die!” – on his daily grind!

Zachery Duncan, or rather M.C. ZackAttack , has been influenced by new age lyrical poets who speak their mind through music since 2010. Soon he’ll be releasing his newest mixtape “Mind Over Madness”. M.C. ZackAttack  has recently dropped his single, “Rap Or Die!” Let me start off by saying this track isn’t for everyone, you either love it or hate it, I would say it’s a hit and miss for certain people.  We all know that the quality of hip-hop has gone downhill, with a lot of artists either going for shock value with vulgar lyrics or relying heavily on glossy production

MoEoStAr: “Algorythmic Intelligence” – You’ll find a sense of comfort in the quaintness

Norwegian Independent producer Mattias Gillis Winge Rudh better known as MoEoStAr, played the clarinet and saxophone in various bands while growing up. He started producing in the 1990s, but gave it up while pursuing an engineering degree. For a period in his life, he was simply an active music listener, until he discovered the new production software via a smartphone app. In 2016 he started the “less than a $1000 Album” project, where he aims to produce and release a full album on a $1000 budget. In the meantime MoEoStAr has dropped the single, “Algorythmic Intelligence”. Notwithstanding its modern technological

J.Dot & KD: “To Whom It May Concern” – Low on frills and rich with introspection!

I noticed that J.Dot makes his best music when he’s rapping about being a responsible man, or when he’s creating something with substance and meaning, as opposed to trying to make contemporary radio hits or battle rhymes (although he is an excellent wordsmith).  This is mostly what happens on his 4 track EP, “To Whom It May Concern”, that narrates the evolution of relationships in its various forms. To put it all in perspective, this sounds like a powerful and mature work. Something tells me J.Dot experienced things that impacted him over the past years and this album is bred

Jack Soundfield: “Shine” – You can dig deep or soar to the shore

By profession Jack Soundfield is an engineer who has travelled around the world. He has lived in Canada, Germany and Switzerland. Besides uncovering the secrets of the globe Jack has a passion for music and experimenting with instruments and sounds.  “Before publishing a song, it is mine alone,” says Soundfield. “After publishing it, anyone can listen to it and decide whether to identify with it, or love it, or both.” Jack, who has been composing music since 2009, recently released his debut album, entitled “Shine”. “I have to admit,” explained Soundfield, “that my girlfriend – a solfège teacher of the

G.H. Hat: “Piano Jam 2 (Ode To Kygo)” – an authentic human expression

Modern acceptance, or lack there of, in electronic music hardly comes as a surprise. Just look back through the history of music and how the 17th century technology spread. Musicians no longer had to master a particular bow technique on the violin or cello in order to play the perfect note – They just had to press a key. Can you imagine the horror of the purists at the time? They probably all thought that the piano was destroying the soul of the music. What it did though was simplify things. It reduced what was really essential and human. People

JaVez: “When I Was Uptown” has the power to captivate audiences

JaVez is a 23 year old Maryland recording artist who sings, raps, produces, and mixes his own music. The self-taught Baltimore area artist has a penchant for Kanye West, Usher, Jay Z, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Chris Brown. He also grew up listening to singers like Brian McKnight and R. Kelly. JaVez plans to one day be a successful CEO of a record label and iconic recording artist. JaVez is the true definition of an artist, he isn’t afraid to be himself and put himself out there. The lyrics alone prove that. Add in some fantastic production and the

HR Live At CBGB’s 1984 – an essential part of alternative music and punk culture

HR is most well known as the lead singer of revolutionary reggae punk rock band Bad Brains. In their day Bad Brains could have been easily mentioned in the same breath as The Ramones, The Sex Pistols or The Clash, such was their greatness. Yet the band has evolved many times in its long history, playing across many genres of music including jazz, hardcore punk, alternative rock and reggae. HR has been making music since 1976 with Bad Brains, and along the way until today, he has been acclaimed for his reckless punk screaming just as much as he has

Callum Crighton: “The Rose” – a strong ear-catching melody

Even while everything I know about my musical taste should violently reject the cheese-camp synth pop and adorable mainstream swoon songs of the 80’s, I’ve enjoyed that music ever since I was first tricked into listening to the smooth, velvety crooning of the Brit pop chart invasion during that period. I can’t really explain why I loved that music so much, I guess for the same reason people eat cheesecake: It’s loaded with sugar, almost unbearably sweet, and probably isn’t the healthiest for you, but goddamn if it doesn’t make you feel so good inside when you eat it up.

Virgil Blue: “Pain Of Loss” – gorgeous washes of sound

Virgil Blue has released his debut EP entitled “Pain Of Loss”. Inspired and influenced by Prince and Sade, Virgil, a multi-instrumentalist who started out making music at the age of six, when he picked up the saxophone, produced much of the music that can be heard on this EP. Virgil who recently moved from the suburbs of Detroit to LA has put together 6 smooth trance-like tracks that that flaunts ambient, RnB and trip-hop flavors. If you’re looking for something atmospheric and hypnotizing, then this recording may be of serious interest to you. Fragile, tender and soulful, Virgil Blue’s voice will

Mrs. X: “Monday Sunshine” – a sparking musical personality!

“Monday Sunshine”, a 3-track single by Mrs. X, is now available for downloading and streaming on all major digital stores. The track is the next single by singer-songwriter Mrs. X to be released by PR Delft Music! and iMusician Digital as part of the “Pop à la carte” project. The song finds Mrs. X again working with London-based sound guru, Sefi Carmel, who has already worked on her previous smash singles “80 Miles Away” and “He Plays Rock and Roll”. Sefi is well-known for having worked with megastars the likes of B.B. King, David Bowie, Birdy and others. Also along for the ride, on the brand new, uplifting and good vibes single is none other than M. Dwizzy, who adds his usual dash of spice to the rap interludes.

Joining him on the recording are two fresh new talents, unique rap performer YYZ out of Canada with his energetic voice, and producer/ DJ from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who’s best known by his palindromic stage name KZNZK. They all form part of the over 40 musicians collaborating with Mrs. X.

Considering the significant team behind the project, any serious music lover will have already acknowledged the fact that the word ‘quality’ already forms part of the song description before you even press play on “Monday Sunshine” for the first time.

The rest is taken care of by the extraordinary performing capabilities of Mrs. X herself, who says: “’Monday Sunshine’ is a happy song, a feel good song, a wellness song. You never know where inner-peace will come from, usually it is the small things in life, little miracles that happen around us all the time, if we slow down and take the time to notice. It can be as simple as a ray of sunshine”.

If for some reason you have never heard of Mrs. X up until now, this track is a stunning introduction to a sparking musical personality who crosses genres and musical eras. The recording sounds like a multifaceted all-embracing concoction that mixes cutting-edge electronica with the brilliant melodic-pop flavors of mega hit-makers ABBA and the chic dancefloor grooves of Madonna, and it works big time.

Plus Mrs. X has her own very distinct voice and persona. Drop in the urban essence brought to the table by the dashes of rap, and it will be hard to not trade your Monday blues for “Monday Sunshine”. The lyrics are uplifting and exhilarating, in the wake of weekend heartache. There can be no better way to kick off any week, with a fresh new start as invigoratingly expressed as this.

Mrs. X is following her own rules and ambitiously paints a musical picture and standard of performance and recording only major label stars are able to pull off.  Bottom Line: this is a cross-over record that can and probably will appeal to fans of all kinds of popular music regardless of genre.

Whether this song is played in the club, in your car, or on the radio, makes no difference whatsoever to the impact it will have on you – “Monday Sunshine” will always fit the bill perfectly. This track is yet another sincere and honest piece of work by Mrs. X. and her performing and production crew. Maintaining consistency, the production is of tasteful, clean quality, never skimping on emotion and fun.

MORE ABOUT MRS. X: Mrs. X created her signature style “pop á la carte” in 2012. Drawing inspiration from her family’s background across multiple continents, she describes pop á la carte as pop mixed with a strong guitar riffs, with a  touch of rock and then seasoned with a slight Caribbean influence, and after years of experimenting and perfecting, she has transformed her new style into a gourmet musical menu.

Just as she draws inspiration from around the world, she knows no boundaries when choosing her musicians. She loves to collaborate with musicians from all over the world and has worked with producers like Yashar Bakhish from Baku and Carlos Perón, best known as the grounder for the Swiss band Yello. In her current team are professionals from UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Jamaica, USA, Brazil and Azerbaijan.

When she first felt inspired to begin recording music, she turned to “The Circus Princess,” an operetta by Emmerich Kalman. In a world dominated by celebrity, the talented acrobat Mr. X shuns personal fame for love of his act. After donning a black mask one day, he begins wearing the mask during all of his performances to hide his identity, and he never reveals his name or personal history. With his origins safe from the public, he is free to pursue his art. Just like her fictional inspiration, Mrs. X finds the mask and her secrecy a key to her artistic liberation.

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