Chill, Electronic | RYOKER And Nino Lucarelli’s “Close To Me” Collaberation A Single That Sticks

Posted by on August 5, 2019

RYOKER and Nino Lucarelli have experimented in the space between modern western electronic music and global Latin music, the crafted result, titled “Close To Me,” bursts with groove and swing, while showcasing a sensual, care-free spirit that listeners of all ages can identify with. Infectious production, moving vocals, and a general collaborative spirit make “Close To Me” easy to sing-along with and attach memories to.

RYOKER shares a vibe of a balanced life. He’s already 200K deep in the streaming game, yet his relaxed approach not only seems desirable but fuels a creative advantage for the soloist perhaps. This is certainly not the last single we will hear from RYOKER.

Chill | KIIRA Kills IT With Sensual Single “Four Letter Word”

Posted by on July 16, 2019

With sing-along ability and a relatable, modern deep influenced chill beat, KIIRA’s “ Four Letter Word” comes attached with many highlights that play into why this single sticks so well. Atmospheric affects and reverb/delay layered on the vocals sedate the listener from start to finish. The single is a strong follow-up to the recent success “Worry“ which has acclaimed well over 1 million streams. KIIRA is laying some interesting groundwork to say the least.

KIIRA seems to be one who’s crafted works sure come together organically and in good time. She’s worked with Grammy winning producers and writers who have written along side A-list names such as Odesza. KIIRA has much figured out already and it’s going to be a fascination to see were things go.

Albums, Chill, Pop | VOLO’s Versatile New Album “Live Free” Has Something For Everyone

Posted by on July 12, 2019

VOLO’s latest work, an extensive album he has labeled Live Free, carries themes in which almost everyone can resonate with, whether it be a favorite single or an appreciation of the album as a whole. VOLO’s Live Free, audibly is much to unpack. From metaphysical, chill ambient singles to upbeat world-influenced pop instrumentals, the album is just a fun, very original blast to go through.

With collaborations with artists like CloZee, a personal deep desire to immerse himself in the music, and a consistency with songs and content under the VOLO alias has led the soloist to harness his own fan-base. Now equipped with plenty of audio, VOLO will surely continue to rise in 2019.


Chill | Kai Straw Unloads Profound Single “Brighter Me”

Posted by on June 28, 2019

Kai Straw has long been a unique artist that manages to create at a level above most others. We could go all the way back to his OG days, but even in focusing in on his most recent two albums and 2019 single “Madonna” there are loads to love and be inspired by. His latest single “Brighter Me” does just the same with its catchy composition and powerful lyrics. Kai tackles the troubles of alcoholism in a profound way for one of his best tracks so far. Share this meaningful tune around and make sure to keep on the lookout for more soon from one of San Francisco’s finest.

Chill | Johnny Burgos Releases Sensual Single Titled “Creepin”

Posted by on June 22, 2019

Prospective is everything, with a name like “Creepin,” many thoughts come to mind of what the angle and sound could be on the surface. Johnny Burgos impresses on a sizable level with the level of theory built into his latest single. “Creepin” tells a story of genuine passion, all the while keeping in good spirits and having plenty of rhythm, melody, and effects to substantially entertain all the way through.

Johnny Burgos sound carries “influences from Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson, Timbaland, and D’Angelo and his “music draws upon the core principles of R&B/Soul, while encompassing elements of Pop, Hip Hop, Reggae, and Blues.”

That captures the sum of what you are hearing via Johnny Burgos. His talents are certainly underrated and more will surely be coming from him soon..

Chill, Interviews | Trove Shares About Tastes, Dreams, And The Year So Far[Exclusive]

Posted by on June 20, 2019

Trove has experience some riveting moments in his young career, with over 20 million streams to his name already and a heavy reputation in the songwriting community as a guy who’s got “It.” Singles like “Revelry” and “GTFO” put Trove’s color’s on full display for all to judge. Needless to say, his sound and collaboration partners always impress as the soloist continues to add new fans to his base.

Trove took the time out to chat with us about life, end of the year, and much more. Check out the interview in full below:

What EDM music school stands out to you the most?

Trove: I have some friends that have attended Icon Collective in LA and have spoken really highly of the education and training there

For young producers out there, when would you say is the right time to quit the day job?

Trove:I tend to jump the gun on this kind of thing. It definitely wasn’t the right time for me but it drove me to really try and make it work. I would recommend honing your sound and skill until you feel like the music you’re making is creating enough opportunity to keep you busy and learning throughout the week. Save up some money in the bank so you’re a little supported and go hard full time to make it work.

Who would be your dream collaborator?

Trove:Would love to work with Rufus Du Sol or Flume.

How do you do get the creative process flowing?

Trove:Usually I’ll scroll through sample packs or presets until I find something that pricks my ear and then I’ll play some chords I like. Once I have something I can built off, I completely change and tweak the sound so it sounds unique to me. Lyrically, I’m always scribbling notes and often times they’re terrible ideas but sometimes you get a good one to build off of too.

What music platforms or general music apps do you find most relevant right now?

Trove:Spotify and Apple Music I think are at the forefront while platforms like YouTube music and TikTok are on the come up. Being able to see your stats and influence throughout different regions as an artist is a big win!

What are you most excited about this year?

Trove:All the traveling I’ve done and continue to do! I’ve visited 7 countries this year already and will be doing 3-4 more this year for songwriting.

Chill | Jessy Poncho’s Sophomore Single “Blyss” Showcases Multi-Genre Skills

Posted by on June 20, 2019

Riding the success of “Dreamstate,” Jessy Poncho, the recently debuting artist, shows off production skills that show he’s more than are cozy artist name. Both “Dreamstate,” his debut, and newly released “Blyss” showcase the diversity Jessy Poncho is able to jam in a tune, all the while keeping a fluid, easily-listening nature within that fits within a broader dance music mold. Both singles have their own originality they stand on, but contain commonality highlighting the origins of a signature sound.

Jessy Poncho already has tens of thousands of plays across just 2 tracks, his branding and sound hints at an artist who has experience and know-how in-which to get ears on his music. Jessy Poncho is one to watch out for in 2019.