DopeAMean – “Blue Faces” – There are plenty of highlights to be raved about!

DopeAMean born Josephis Wade, started rapping in 2004 with a rap group formerly known as Y.B.E. (Young Black Entrepreneurs). A decorated US Army Veteran, Wade was born in Columbus Georgia USA, to Lisa Denise Ceesay Pollard – a single mother. Raised in Metro-Atlanta, Ga and Auburn, Al, DopeAMean currently resides in Denver, and is the proud owner of the record label, Every-Thing Dope LLC. His latest project is 14 track album, “Blue Faces”. It’s enthralling on a sonic level, and the rapper keeps up lyrically, his flow more than malleable enough to fit with any groove put forward. It is

Frado180 – an instrumental artist and aspiring Hip hop producer from New York City, NY

Starting out as a passionate hip-hip DJ at the age of 15, Frado180 worked hard at the local gas station in order to own his first Turntable. And he never had to look back as a local group 2 in Room with hit single “Wiggle it” fame soon discovered his talent and helped him produce his first demo. At that moment his propulsive force of music truly began to take shape by its zig-zagging through genres, settling on moments of analogue clarity as well as digital refraction. Frado180 got his first real break when he landed a gig at a

Nachamuni – “Deep Down” a total floor filler with an infectious groove!

“Deep Down” is the new EDM single from electronic music producer Nachamuni, who is based in Vienna Austria. The track extends the reach of his signature sound. Most significantly, the Deep House track showcases a shift toward the high-minded, super-precise catchy pop production vibe of most modern electronic producers. The growling basslines have the potential to draw law enforcement officers to your doorstep, depending on the decibel level and kindness of your neighbors. Its structure dominates the landscape with both breathtaking impact and precision. The track refuses to recycle an old beat, gradually building from a melodic and soulful vocal

Alysha Releases Official Video for “David Attenborough”

A bit over a month ago, London born Alysha, a 17 year old teen with enormous talent as a singer and songwriter, would have probably not imagined for her career to catapult in such a sort of magical way. Every artist, before they begin their road to stardom and even throughout, always dream all they want to do to achieve their goals. We hear many stories of singers that were many times turned down by the industry, one that said industry sometimes gets a tough reality check, when they realize that the artist is now a superstar (on a different

Matthew Schultz x Gyptian Present ‘Turn Me Up’

Multi-Talented U.S. artist, Matthew Schultz unveils his latest crossover cut, ‘Turn Me Up’ – a fire collaboration with revered Reggae-Dancehall singer Gyptian. Matthew Schultz and Gyptian touch down with a standout reggae-influenced dance track featuring hypnotic synths & punchy percussion. Coupled with a languid, chilled out dance vibe and mesmeric rhythms – ‘Turn Me Up’ is the perfect song for radio, streaming & dance floors alike. Along with a remix from X-Change – the single is positioned for a whole host of love worldwide. Matthew Schultz is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer and performer who started out playing guitar in Chris

“1969” is the new Single and Video by THE FUZES

“1969” is a brand new single by the Swedish based band, The Fuzes. The track elaborates on historical events that took place in the USA that year. The song features Martin Dagger Granhage (Guitars, Bass, Lead Vocals) who is also the producer. Nathanaël Bartolo is on Drums. The Fuzes have 3 albums under their belts, which includes “Moving On”(2004), “In From The Shadows” (2005) and “Shake Your Body” (2006). Their latest work, is the group’s first recording in 12 years.  Visit The Fuzes website here: http://www.thefuzes.net/ Check out the past albums here: Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/album/shake-your-body/163988247 Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/sv/track/70066783 You Tube: https://youtu.be/IXaI6dyjtvI Check the band

Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist, Songwriter, and Best-Selling Author Chris Perez Releases New Hot Sauce Brand!

Chris Perez, husband to the late superstar, Selena, dubbed the ‘Queen of Tejano music,’ will release his custom “Perez Pepper Sauce” starting Saturday, November 16th. The small-batch sauce will be available online at CaJohns.com and at select locations where Perez will make personal appearances to offer on-site demonstrations to fans and customers. “My love for spicy food began as a young child when I accidentally ate a Mexican chili pepper,” recalls Chris. “I guess you could say that’s when I had my jalapeno popped,” laughs Perez. A scene from the 1997 biopic “Selena: The Movie” (portrayed by mega-star Jennifer Lopez) showcases Chris’s (played by actor Jon Seda)

Kambiz Mirzaei – “The Lost Ambient” – a dominating melodic mellowness behind a rising wave of dynamic, ascending energy.

The Toronto based composer, Kambiz Mirzaei, has navigated between two musical cultures: from authentic transcendental Middle Eastern melodies to North American flavored ambient, electronic and orchestral arrangements. His collaboration with Jamshid Andalibi in 1999 initiated an alternative approach to traditional use of the folk instrument, Ney, in modern compositions. If you’re looking for an instrumental record that explores cross-culture electronic and ambient themes cohesively, look no further than the album – “The Lost Ambient” by Kambiz Mirzaei. I am astounded that Mirzaei isn’t talked about more often, because there is so much innovation in his compositions and production that it’s

Axl & Arth – Rising Up with “Triumphant”

After a short hiatus the Stockholm based-producer duo are back with new mature sound, having teamed up with singer Dustin Paul for their collaboration Triumphant.  Axl & Arth have been releasing music consistently since their debut single in 2015 and going through their track list on Spotify you quickly get the idea that the duo likes to experiment with genres, mash them together and never corner themselves. “Well, we don’t want to be typecasted I suppose,” says Axl. “We like to just create whatever feels right at a given moment and what inspires us differs from one day to another.

Sublimerent – “Circular Emotion” – intense dynamism, amazing instrumentation and complex song structures

The progressive metal band Sublimerent from Berlin, Germany, was formed in late 2018, and consists of Álvaro (Drums), Jerome (Guitar), Luce (Vocals) and Martin (Bass). Their latest recorded work, is the 3 track conceptual EP, entitled “Circular Emotion”, which was mixed and mastered by Mendel (ex-Aborted, Oracles, System Divide). So, what is the glue that makes this recording stick together? What are you supposed to feel when you’re listening to “Circular Emotion”? The driving themes behind the EP is alluded to in the song titles themselves – “Perception”, “Sentiment” and “Singularity”. Each discussing the existential weight of its own meaning

Pool Moon Elephant: “HIKARI PLUS” – captivating new sounds

Founded in 2015, Pool Moon Elephant is a Swiss electronic music duo composed of Ivan Nurchis and Riccardo Studer, who released over 30 tracks, and continue exploring different electronic music genres. They are currently dropping their latest EP, “HIKARI PLUS” – a 5 track recording which revisits the single of the same title, featuring Japanese J-Pop singer from Tokyo, Mikuro Mika. Overall this EP is a whirlwind of musical talent and electronic bravado with just enough curveballs thrown in to make it what is. The electronic sound of today is possibly the most confusing scene to enter into.

On the one hand you have the artists who accept its chart driven limitations, they make a song, make sure it’s a banger, take the money and disappear within one summer. Others make their career on singles that follow the same repetitive pattern and get away with it, but in essence there are very few EDM artists remaining who are able to coherently create a body of music.

This is one of the many reasons why Swiss duo Pool Moon Elephant are such competent artists. In a genre where it is more than easy to lose any distinction in your sound, they are able to swim very much against the current. They don’t stagnate in their own ideas, instead they collaborate with other talented producers and artists, to inject more verve and vision into their tracks.

The “HIKARI PLUS” EP, not only takes in all of these attributes but also manages to showcase a large amount of musical progression from their previous work. Whilst fans are used to the duo’s trademark thumping basslines and crisp synths, this EP sees the pair mix things up with their collaborators by expanding and morphing their mixes alongside some captivating new sounds.

EDM lovers of all genres will find something on this EP they will like. It is infectious, catchy, and feels like one of those recordings that could be played infinitely and never get old. One thing Pool Moon Elephant have always been consistent with is the construction of their songs.

They are masterful at building their tracks up by using impeccable chord progressions. Midnight Sun is one of the electro tracks that exemplifies the duo’s song writing talent with its smooth and melodic vibes that will force you to get off your ass and dance.

It’s those brilliant chord progressions which makes mixing this track such a breeze for the producers on board. Pool Moon Elephant have demonstrated their production mastery in all of their work so far, and this song more than any other reminds the listener that they are also impressive songwriters. Everything is perfectly in place, and it feels genuinely exciting as the remixers step up to the plate:

  1. “Hikari Sun (feat. Mikuro Mika) [Lorenzo Molinari Remix]” – The first track is a collaboration with French DJ and producer Lorenzo Molinari – winner of a multitude of remix contests and longtime friend with the PME duo, Lorenzo Molinari, who gives the track a house atmosphere with jazzy shades.
  2. “Hikari Sun (feat. Mikuro Mika) [Ken Aihara Remix]” – The second track is a remix by the Japanese composer and keyboard player Ken Aihara, longtime New York resident with a classical and jazz background.
  3. “Hikari in the Rain” – The third track is “Hikari in the Rain”, an electronic minimal tune inspired by a misty day at Lake Chūzenji at the Nikko National Park, Tochigi Prefecture, during Pool Moon Elephant’s trip around Japan.
  4. “Hikari Sun (feat. Mikuro Mika) [Synapse Remix]” – The fourth track is a collaboration with Tokyo producer Kenichi Uezato aka Synapse who remixed it into a deep house tune.
  5. “Hikari Sun (Instrumental mix)” – The fifth track is an instrumental version of the single “Hikari Sun”.

Their new EP, “HIKARI PLUS”, is a five track rollercoaster ride full of convulsing beats and sweet melodies; even if you aren’t a massive fan of this type of music generally, it’s hard not to have your attention grasped by Pool Moon Elephant and their collaborators here. This EP is a great little package of music; a perfect collection to get anybody pumped up for an electrifying night out.

You’ll enjoy and appreciate producers who know their away around their craft and are able to remain innovative and unique amid all the other button pushers whose demographic is predominantly pill-dropping festival heads who can’t distinguish between the good stuff and the posers. Pool Moon Elephant shows us how to go from being better, to being the best!

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