Infectious Rhythm: “Silhouette” – a steady impacting beat, retro analogue sounding synths

I’ve always loved Infectious Rhythm since I first him about a year back with “Daydreams”. To be quite honest, I think the good thing about this independent electronic music producer is that he is consistent. He doesn’t have songs that repeat or sound the same, or at least, I don’t think so. I think what he does is adhere to a certain theme in each release, with a great level of creativity that becomes apparent the more you listen to it. I like it because it shows me that this artist knows who he is are and he knows the

Knowshun: “Dedicated (Remix)” – imaginative rhymes in a mix of street and fantasy!

Knowshun is a lyricist and producer from Chicago, IL. The rap/hip-hop artist’s latest project, a music video for his single “Dedicated (Remix)” was based on a nightmare the artist had the night before the video shoot. The cinematic music video explores dark themes of purgatory, a spirit in limbo and battling against dark forces. Gripping imagery of shadowy figures permeate the video. “Dedicated (Remix)” is featured on the mixtape “Lyrical Fire Episode Two: Liquid Napalm” written and performed by Knowshun, produced by Credit Ninja B. The original track was by MF Doom & MF Grimm. The music video was shot,

Keys And Vices: “Chronic Nostalgia” can rock the socks off of any audience!

Keys And Vices are something of a Trojan horse. Hidden within the confines of a band with a cryptic name and fronted by a deceptively talented lady is a power-trio that can rock the socks off of any audience and probably any band they share a bill with. Stacked with massive riffs and sweet hooks, their “Chronic Nostalgia” is a monumental step in their recording career. With beefy production that highlights the tight dynamic between front-lady Jennifer Valdez (Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Lyrics), bassist Kevin McCarty and drummer Kris Ayala, the band’s first full-length offering packs enough punch to dominate modern

Brady Novotny: “Passions Collide” is a skilled expression of his dazzling compositions

During the early to mid-seventies is when the guitar maestros were coming out. John McLaughlin and Al Dimeola, were at the top in my book of guitarists. The mixed both electric and acoustic guitar virtuosity with equal ease. Rock, Jazz, Fusion and Flamenco abounded flavors abounded on their releases showcasing a 360° vision of the guitar as a lead instrument. Brady Novotny who started playing the guitar at the age of 10, is pretty much cut of the same cloth, and on his latest album, “Passions Collide”, he even includes a vocal track featuring his wife, Jennifer. Inspired by Randy

Tohi: “Out The Box” – emotional music you can chill or groove to!

Tohi is a rap artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He started his musical career as the first Persian rapper at the age of 13. He was forced to perform illegally in his native Tehran, where rap has been banned. In order to chase his dreams, Tohi located to Dubai for two years where he was able to create music openly, followed by a move to London. As he continued to build his career Tohi performed at major venues such as Barclaycard Arena Hamburg and The Global Arena Stockholm and HMV Forum London O2 and won awards, including Best

Bearzerk – An executive music team with a proven track record

Music management teams really are the industry’s Swiss Army knife. They can really transform careers. Where there’s a special artist, chances are there’s a special collective behind them, plotting moves behind the scenes. The best of the bunch tend to connect dots swiftly, think outside the box without losing sight of the little things, and, above all else, maintain a degree of close affinity and proximity to the artist and the music business itself. Music management companies exist to protect and nurture the business and creative interests of those they work with. It takes one set of skills to help

Exit 22 Music: “Just As You Are” has cracked the code for the modern music world

Barely a few months after the release of their previous single, Exit 22 Music and Chris Calamera are back with the new record “Just As You Are”. And it seems like the only rule of the New York City-based project is: there are no rules. They are mixing genres and experimenting with different styles and the result is the unique sound of Exit 22. Whenever the Calamera project drops a new release my expectations are extremely high. The song starts off slow and soulfully, and then loads itself with energy. The female vocals, as always, has never sounded so strong.

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean: “Lost & Found” – absolutely compelling!

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean have released their latest collaboration single, “Lost & Found”. The two are no strangers to each other, having worked together on the multi-nominated, and award-winning track, “The Letting Go” with Levi Moore. Michael and Natalie also joined forces on Josie Award nominated track “Please Don’t”, as well as the 2017 single “Alive”. Michael Peloso is a New Jersey-based lyricist/songwriter who writes undeniably touching, honest lyrics with a sense of simplicity that are uniquely all his own. Natalie Jean is has achieved recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performs in English,

Deane Nesbitt Jr. – “Soundtracks in the Sand” – The meticulous sculpting of soundscapes

Although Deane Nesbitt Jr. has composed music for years, he does not read music. His unique background consists of practicing law for 16 years, co-founding an investment management company and writing an illustrated history of a 1912 investment bank. Deane’s music has been aired on more than 300 radio stations across America and Canada. His recent CD, “Music in Search of a Movie”, won the Philby Award in the United States for being one of the top 100 music CDs of 2015 and the Best Dramatic Music of the year. The album ranked on five CMJ charts for New World

ROSABEL: “The Album” – Compositions of the highest quality

ROSABEL the DJ duo consisting of Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera met in 1989 during the Winter Music Conference in Miami. For the better part of 25 years the two have been generating dance hits, and more recently, tag-team DJing for the masses around the globe. They dropped their first creation in 1994, with “La Puta” released via Groovilious, a part of Strictly Rhythm records out of New York. The continued dropping independent releases and filling floors each summer on Tommy Boy Records/NYC, and have since, officially remixed such artists as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Katy Perry, Cher, Gloria

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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