KEYE KATCHER – A MIXTURE OF EILISH, AGUILERA AND SAM SMITH

“THE VOICE” SINGER-SONGWRITER KEYE KATCHER RELEASES HIS FIRST SINGLE: THE MASSIVE POWER-VOCAL DRIVEN “INFECTED” ALONGSIDE AN UNMISSABLE MUSIC VIDEO.  Striking songs, unique power vocals, captivating visuals. One of the youngest and most memorable live show candidates from the 2nd season of “The Voice of Germany” loves to reinvent himself. He wrote the official “Pride Song” for Berlin and has toured the whole country with his live shows and is a leading supporter of the LGBTQI* scene. On January 10th 2020, Keye Katcher released the intense, sinister pop song “Infected”. A visual feast of a music video paired with a

BentleyRecords Signing Liber Electro are back with their long-awaited album “Fuel”!

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Pete Vagabond – “Without You” (feat. Kireina Michan) – effortless expanding synths and elegant uplifting vocals

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June O aka Michael O’Connor, is a 17 year old Colombian/American from Texas. By shining light on his artistic prowess, his EP project “Variations” allows the performer to prove himself as both a singer and rapper. Here he provides various musical experiences for listeners as he moves from rap to rock soundscapes. June O steps outside of his comfort zone, and outside of the box as he experiments with different flows. The addition of alternative styles is a positive step for any upcoming musician’s career. The presence of these stylistic changes on the EP makes a statement that features and

MINOH – “The Witness” – The grit-filled production is near flawless

Jamin Oh (guitar, vocals) and Frank Strozyk (drums) first met in the 5th grade. They then played together in a metal hardcore band called The Bierfront. Twenty years later, the Korean classical guitarist and the German geology professor met again and started to write songs as a side project which in 2019 officially became MINOH. The Asian progressive post-rock duo are currently working on their debut EP, set for release in October 2020. In the meantime they have dropped the stunning single and accompanying video, “The Witness”, which addresses the increasingly dystopian state of the world. MINOH is anything but

Strangers Of Necessity – “Abundance” – dripping with jazzy soul!

Every once in a while, there comes a track that arrives out of the left field and takes people by surprise. One that can prematurely declared an instant classic and actually lives up to the title. I love all types of music, but my taste is irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that the single, “Abundance” by Midwest duo Strangers Of Necessity, will be considered great years from now. The track speaks to a generation of people struggling to prosper and find harmony, in a confusing, stressful modern environment. The duo bring forth their mindset and experiences, with immaculate flow

The Love Theme – “Hold On” – one mighty swirl of dance-floor groove

“Hold On” is a groovy cauldron of electronic shades and textures. Part dubstep, part soul, part funk, pretty much all breaks; there’s a rhythmic melting pot attitude that runs through the track, which ricochets off the walls with crusty slapping drums and long-dark-tunnel basslines. This is the latest track by The Love Theme – the brainchild of producer Dominic Owen on his Smokersblend record label. The cut is taken off an upcoming album, out later this year. “Hold On” is an absolute monster of a tune with soulful vocal chants, and some funky bluesy guitar throughout. As with a lot

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Matthew J Van Howe – “Emergent Narrative” – a deluge of his sonic palette!

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Andy Pett – “Back Again” turns hurt into art with great results on this song

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DAV!D&CLARA: “Body Works” – lusciously lusty melodies!

With such a wealth of personal experience to draw from,  DAV!D (David Castillo) and his trustworthy computer CLARA will never be short of lyrical inspiration for his songs, the beating heart of both of them having already been through more than you or I could expect to reasonably encounter in a lifetime. Melody, song structure and a pop sensibility. The latter is something the new album “Body Works” never approaches – intentionally. Yet the signs are that DAV!D, plugging himself in to more obviously gritty electronic production this time has found an intense mode of expression that suits him extremely well. Confessional or redemptive lyrics feature strongly once again, prompting thoughts of DAV!D&CLARA’s finest songs. The project’s primal cry here opens a few emotional and sensual doors – the dark, metallic texture closer to Nine Inch Nails than ever before, but with a Darkwave and EDM twist.

The trimmings may be darkly laced, but when the crunchiness of the sounds threaten to envelop, the lyrical content overwhelms with the flipside. In pop terms, the songs are a shade too complex – but this means the subtly applied electronic cuttings have more time to work their magic, as they often do, in and around the vocals.

Brooding, slowly treading basslines patrol the lower reaches, while the lusciously lusty melodies stick firmly after a few listens. DAV!D&CLARA, it seems, are progressing into a well-rounded, mature songwriting team who play to all their strengths, and in particular the imposing voice, and its ability to move from a confidential whisper to a rabble rousing bellow.

These songs show DAV!D&CLARA in a newly redemptive prime, and will satisfy both short and long term devotees. One of the challenges for any singer is learning how to write songs that fit his or her talents. It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many otherwise good singers forget this simple fact, not that I’m naming any names.

“Body Works” is filled with songs that take advantage of DAV!D’s voice which is melancholy, languorous, slightly disaffected with a core of honest sentiment. If there’s a reason why DAV!D is probably an archetypal synth-type vocalist, it’s showcased on this album. He sounds as goth-rock, new-romantic and industrial as deeply as anyone else I can think of.

DAV!D’s voice is able to undress the listener with its sultry vocal stroking, while CLARA has smooth, clean, fluid lines that are stacked by rumbling buzz-saw stylistics. Together the two, synergize an opiate state and Arcadian conditioning that preens of resonating, visceral and sensuous ambient flourishes.

From the moment the album opens with “Do it like you mean it”, and then moves through standouts like “Blood Moon “X62”, “Sunset Eyes” and “Luxe Life”, you realize that DAV!D&CLARA’s songs are less artsy and more emo-throttled than many of their genre contemporaries.

The industrial tendencies in the synth patterns for the tracks on this album create moving pictures anchored by heavily chained beats with sumptuous emo-driven sonic furls. This is immediately evident in another cluster of standouts:  “Shooting Star”, “Soaked”, “Golden and Delicious” and “Bodywork”.

The lyrics supply carnal answers as the music produces a swirling sieve of synth-textured atmospherics around DAV!D’s breathy vocal rises and falls. The electro streaks turn hard and biting, impressing a Goth rock chill through the wavy melodic tissues. DAV!D&CLARA fuses a number of elements into the music while being steadfast to the inflaming synth chimes.

“Body Works” certainly presents a fully grown and matured DAV!D&CLARA – musically, lyrically, and vocally. The feeling that he lives inside these songs is vivid: both epic and minimalist, the album solidifies his writing abilities while his unshakable baritone reasserts his performing credentials.

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