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Sofi Maeda was born in Takamatsu, Japan. The alternative pop-punk starlet has been doing music seriously since 2016. She has released the album “You Know Me Well” in 2017 and has followed up with a series of successful singles. She has won singing as well as song contests, and has performed on the Red Square in Moscow, at the festival in Gorky Park, as well as concerts in Depo, Live Stars, San Diego, Glastonbury and many more. This year Sofi has dropped 3 singles so far, including “ASHITA”. If you like Sofi Maeda then you should already have “ASHITA” on

Jona Da King – “Roots Of Love” EP – balancing rhymes, and soulful crooning|

Jona Da King is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Ontario, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Jona is set to release his EP “Roots Of Love” which is scheduled to drop September 30th 2020. The artist has an eclectic musical palette which is colored by Hip-hop, R&B, Pop, as well as Jazz and Rock tones. We checked out his prime tracks in anticipation of the EP, and if the goal of this release is to make a breakout statement that Jona Da King is getting seriously started, he’s succeeded, delivering some of the smoothest, most mellifluous urban sounds we’ve heard in music

Berani – “Cut And Taste” strikes an incredible balance of disparate elements

Berani is an electronic beat maker with a diverse sound spectrum and a tendency to produce bouncing rhythms or spacious and relaxing aural experiences. In a short time span, this emerging artist out of Byron Bay in Australia, has discerning music fans and casual listeners paying attention. The sound design throughout his latest single “Cut And Taste” is what we’ve come to expect from this creative top tier producer: popping percussion, basslines that melt like butter and a healthy dose of twisted horns to make everything bump in a soul-like fashion. Sprinkled around the track are sonic effects that keep

EsZ – “Liquor & Emotions” – introspective and emotional

Hip-hop has been cranking out bangers and high energy anthems for decades, but the average genre historian is well aware that dark or emotional thoughts on a chill backdrop is not a foreign concept for the game. After all, profound moodiness feels rather natural for a culture that grew out of urban plight and the trauma of purposely disenfranchised people. It makes sense that at least some mellow tunes in the genre, reflect deep-thinking speculation, in what artist EsZ, describes as thoughts on “life, growth and fake friends” in his track “Liquor & Emotions”. The song is a drunk text

Quad – “Love” embellishes each track with his personal revelations

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FuzzKill – “The Get Better” reaches all the expected heights!

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Death Industry: “Romancing The Dead”

A mixture of electro, hard rock, metal, and industrial.

Death Industry is a mixture of electro, hard rock, metal, and industrial. The sole member Marcel Pyron, born in Germany, writes all lyrics, plays all instruments, and does all the production. Marcel use an Ibanez sound gear bass, Galveston and Ibanez guitar, Behringer C-1 Condenser Microphone, Alesis Q25 Midi keyboard, and a Microkorg synth keyboard. His principle Software consists of: Sony Acid 7.0, FL Studio 10, Sonivox, Waves, and many other plugins.

About a month ago we reviewed Death Industry’s single , “Wearing Scar Tissue”, a sizzling amalgamation of industrial, electro and metal, based off great song crafts consisting of heavy riffs, pulsing electronic beats and textures, and energetic, non-robotic drumming.

All-round, Death Industry’s tracks are stellar; from start to finish it is a thoroughly enjoyable listen. A few major things that set Marcel Pyron and his Death Industry project apart from a lot of other bands, is the song structure and elements added.

I am a very big fan of thinking outside the box, and I love a band that will deviate from standard song structures.  Throughout the songs, from “Romancing The Dead” and “So Far Away” to “Process Of Elimination”, Death Industry throws curveball after curveball. Just when you think you know where a song is going, he moves on to something else. This makes the songs a very interesting and unpredictable listening experience, and I enjoy that very much.

My next major point is the elements added. Pretty much every song has memorable electronic elements in it, and they are used very well. The instrumentation and electronics blend amazingly well, and they make these songs stand out from other bands with synths, computers and guitars.

All of these elements are ever-present in the standout track – “Romancing The Dead”, a sweeping epic of high-tech industrial madness. On this track, Death Industry delivers perfect intensity and experiments with plenty of gizmos to boot, that will envelop your mind into a trance with its hypnotic riffs and beats.

Death Industry never truly repeats a sound, and thankfully so. Instead, his taken what he has learned and expanded on it, experimented, torn it apart, and rebuilt it into something always better than before. And this is why he never ceases to impress us. So it’s not just the ear-grinding, electro-industrial sound of the tracks, but there is something new, something more complex, something greater. This mind-blowing, ass-kicking music, ferociously executed!

This music is not meant for those with short attention spans who want sweet melody and cute chord progressions. It’s meant for those who want it loud, hard, and most of all absorbing. This is supposed to beat you up and wear you down; exactly what Death Industry does

Marcel Pyron aka Death Industry is compelling listening and bashes you in the head with his musical mantra. If you’re new to the industrial metal genre of music, all I can say is that this is essential in your collection. Truly epic and memorable, instrumental killer jams, that need to be cranked up all the way!

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