Chill | NICOLAS Releases Experimental Side In Second EP Tease “WANT IT”

Posted by on January 22, 2021

Throwback house vibes, unifying vocal work, and an all around definition to a sound, NICOLAS releases, “WANT IT,” independently and on ideal terms to say the least.

From his David Dann collaboration to his previous original “TEST DRIVE,” much has now been exposed musically from the soloist – juxtaposed by the little known about personal background, history, and the like.

“TEST DRIVE,” and, “WANT IT,” now leading up to the full EP, the title currently unrevealed, sets a precedent on many levels as to the future content and direction of the alias as a whole. Standing out as a personal high, features on Hotel Garuda’s ‘Rush Remixes’ EP and a commonality expressed across his own tracks, there’s a large range of traits to appreciate here.

Pop | Jake Schafer’s EP The Space Between Is Blissfully Soulful Pop

Posted by on January 20, 2021

Indie-tronica and funk smoothly blend together on Nashville based rising artist Jake Schafer’s new EP ‘The Space Between’. The project’s stand out single “Over and Over” is my favorite track on the EP but this one is worth diving in to front to back. Brimming with electrifying textures make for an absorbing listen that is worth diving into. Check out Jake Schafer’s ‘The Space Between’ EP above now and keep him on your radar.

Pop, R&B | Watch The Fierce New Visual for Mulay’s “Antracyte”

Posted by on January 19, 2021

Rising Berlin-based alternative R&B singer-songwriter/producer/artist Mulay just dropped this enticing new music video for her song “Antracyte” ahead of her forthcoming EP that is dropping via Groenland Records. Tune into the sassy single above now and keep your eyes on Mulay, she’s got something special going on here. Read a quote from her after the jump!

“ANTRACYTE is the intro and title track to my debut EP. It’s the soundtrack to the birth of a villain and captures the moment of complete honesty to yourself about the awareness of doing wrong by the ones you love while feeling the inability to turn around. It’s about the desire to taste forbidden fruits, to cross and explore what lies beyond the line and the self-empowering feeling of playing by your own rules defeating the fear of consequences and the power of moral concepts. ANTRACYTE tells a story of contradicting emotions, a story of love, lust, pain and a longing for more. It’s about facing your own darkness and sins, about self-revelation, emancipation and about paying its price, resigning to your fate.”


Indie | M!NT teams up with Sasha Nitze on ambient new single “Contours”

Posted by on January 15, 2021

Brooklyn based creative and producer M!NT has released his latest single, the guitar-ladden, ultra-ambient track “Contours”. Collaborating with Sasha Nitze on guitar, the single is sure to put listeners into a trance with dynamic range and melodic structure. It’s the perfect lo-fi vibe for chilling out to. 

Opening with elegant guitar strums and the backing of an atmospheric production style, M!NT and Sasha create a cinematic soundscape that’s sure to put listeners into a trance. The single is the follow up with M!NT’s well received, end of Summer collab with Nas Leber, aptly titled “90 Degrees”, and marks the first official label release for Sasha Nitze with progressive European imprint, Amuse Records. 

In the accompanying visual, Harlem-based visual effects producer Thanoz takes futuristic elements of NYC to recreate a cyberpunk-esque world out of everyday locations. The visual illustrates M!NT’s constant battle with perfectionism as he strives to create a work of art.

Chill | Laxcity Shares New Single “The Way That I Do” with EMIA

Posted by on January 8, 2021

It’s been over a year since we last heard from Laxcity, but the UK based producer has finally returned. His new single “The Way That I Do’ sees him team up with EMIA again. (You might remember them working together before on “Just Try” from his previous Purity EP) The duo work magnificently together and create soft pop magic. EMIA’s emotional vocals tug at your heartstrings while Laxcity’s atmospheric soundscape captures the moment. Listen to “The Way That I Do” below or on your favorite platform here.

Videos | Beloved Trance Artist Ferry Corsten Teams Up With Point Blank On “Free” Track-Breakdown

Posted by on January 6, 2021

The single having been heard by tens of thousands and undoubtedly inserted into sets around the world, “Free,” an original trance single created by Ferry Corsten & Trance Unity, is a force for be reckoned with. In particular, given it’s track record as a single thus far. With that said – thanks to a unique partnership between Point Blank Music School and Ferry Corsten – producers and trance fans now have the in-depth scoop, at their fingertips.

14-minutes in total and paired with Ferry Corsten interview/talking points within, the experience breaks down the track while sharing a nice slice of background information around it.

The video shows there is clearly much to highlight in the rich and time-testing, “Free,” release.

Trance Unity, a unique collective of international artists who collaborate on music projects, had a healthy hand in the initial track coming to life and now thus seeing it’s success.

Ferry Corsten has certainly had his own line of high moments, a quick-look at his social/streaming channels showing an eclectic blend of moments captured alongside his fanbase and events performed, (especially pre-pandemic.)

With many heads coming together to make this a reality – don’t miss this video. Check out more on Point Blank Music School and enjoy watch above.

Future House | dEVOLVE’s ‘We’re Burning Up,’ Follows Up ‘The Launch’ Podcast Partnership with Insomniac

Posted by on January 2, 2021

“We’re Burning Up,” fires off with a high octane blend of future house-driven melody and hint of breaks sprinkled in there. Pair this with poppy arrangement and a keen seen of what kind of music works in the club, and you get a taste of what’s being delivered here.

dEVOLVE stayed busy in 2020. Now Mondays at 5pm pacific and 8pm, “The Launch,” goes live and keeps the solo musician intact in culture and sets. Stack this with singles released in the past 12 months and what’s to come. It’s safe to say dEVOLVE isn’t slowing down here as time moves forward.

dEVOLVE continues to be one to rely on for what he’s primed you for already as a fan, in conjunction with his new stuff – altogether not a fly-over artist.

With Insomniac Radio & Dash Radio partnering up with dEVOLVE on the new podcast, many elements are going right for the well-seasoned artist. “We’re Burning Up” isn’t exempt to this.

Check out the single above.