Electronic | Mandala Affect’s “Accepting The Unknown” Is A Multi-Genre Hyrbid Worth Hearing

Posted by on January 18, 2019

Mandala Affect delivers vibes that call into question one’s perception of reality with “Accepting The Unknown.” The artist displays his versatility, combining genres such as progressive dance, experimental bass, and psychedelic sounds to formulate the overall feel of the release. As a key component, the liquefied basslines aid in the driving force of the rhythm, solidifying the danceable qualities of the track.

Luke Mandala’s passion for underground electronic music was ignited in 1998, prompting him to initiate his career at the age of fourteen. Over the years, the artist has steadily built on the foundation of his brand, eventually launching his own emblem, Activated Recordings, in 2008. With numerous festival performances and releases under his belt over the past decade, Luke has become renowned in the conscious community.

Electronic | Information Society Kick Off 2019 With ‘World Enough’

Posted by on January 11, 2019

From 80s synth-pop innovators Information Society, comes “World Enough”, a brand-new track featuring the classic lineup up of Kurt Larson, Paul Robb & James Cassidy.

Since, “What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy)”, hit the charts in 1988, Information Society have been talked about as one of the leading bands at the forefront of the Synthpop movement.  First gaining notoriety in New York during the 1980’s, they went on to sign with Tommy Boy Records with whom they have just released their new single, “World Enough”.

30 years after their debut album first hit the charts, Information Society delivers the new tune, with driving synth lines, crisp synth-bass riffs and a beat that reminisces the 80’s.  Sounding as bold and authentic as ever,  “World Enough”, talks about the pain of an ending relationship and the thought that it could be saved if only there was more time: “…Since the time, When you were mine, And that’s the way I’d stay…If I had world enough and time, I know that I could make you mine, If you would just give me a sign, I know that I could change your mind…” This feeling is bared flawlessly through the music by it’s driving hooks and the overall ‘upbeat melancholy’ of the track. Having not lost the sound that made them famous, they explore new territories by mixing a gloomy feeling with upbeat music, generating a feeling of introspection and reflection.

This song was first written during the time of the “Hack” (1990) sessions and has been sitting in the bands archives since then. They waited for the right time to release the song and thankfully they chose to release it now. There are some parallels with the ‘Hack’ period but the song emanates the maturity that can only be obtained through years of recording, composing and being unafraid to do the music they want. One huge difference is that this song does not use any notable samples, which has been a feature of them since “W.O.Y.M…” and featured heavily on “Hack”. Instead they have strengthened their stylistic synth-pop elements to create this song.

With this release, they are stating that it is never too late to consolidate a style and stick to what one truly believes, while highlighting how universal these emotions in the music are and how they can permeate through the decades.

Electronic, House | Justin Caruso Remixed Oliver Heldens’ “Fire In My Soul,” And It’s A Dance Smash

Posted by on December 24, 2018

Justin Caruso has been on fire lately, and just recently blessed us with a new remix. This one, a remix for Oliver Heldens’ “Fire In My Soul” will get you dancing in no time. A fresh update from the original, Justin’s spin gives it a true dance feeling, and a track to play at all of your holiday festivities.

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Electronic, Pop | Justin Caruso, Ivy Adara, & Ninja Team Up To Deliver “If We Stay”

Posted by on December 14, 2018

Justin Caruso, a rising star in the dance/pop world, delivers us this collaborate gem of a song titled “If We Stay.” With a feature from Ivy Adara, and it’s nesting place the collaborative album from Ninja titled “Ninjawerks,” this song is destined for greatness. Justin revealed that this song has been three years in the making, and we couldn’t be more excited that it is finally here. A dance track with heavenly pop vocals makes this song a good idea for any occasion.

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Chill, Electronic | R3HAB & Mokita Connect on “All Into Nothing”

Posted by on December 13, 2018

The more I run through “All Into Nothing” the more I enjoy it. Amsterdamn native R3HAB connects with Nashville vocalist Mokita for their new Electro-Pop anthem that I could easily see on the radio sometime 2019, and without a doubt at all the festivals this spring. Stream their new collaboration “All Into Nothing” above now! R3HAB has been on a roll lately and somehow still pumping out quality every freaking releases, so kudos to him.

Electronic | QUIX Releases New EP on DIM MAK

Posted by on December 5, 2018

QUIX just dropped a sick new EP on Steve Aoki’s imprint DIM MAK records, check out the sick intro track above now stream the full project on Spotify here. Here is a quote from the New Zealand born producer/DJ: “So I started this song while I was on a family holiday in Australia in July 2017. The piano line was the first thing that came and it just built from there to become this absolute weapon of a song. I wrote the long intro this year as I wanted to put this song out. This song is really special to me as its been a long time coming and I get to finally share it with everyone!”

Chill, Electronic, Pop | Spazz Cardigan Let’s Loose on “DOIDOIT”

Posted by on November 28, 2018

Spazz Cardigan was raised ‘on a diet of Nsync and Michael Jackson before discovering Queen at age 10 sparked a religious determination to create and perform’.. according to his bio and that is vividly accurate to his sound. Starting off in Louisville, KY and currently residing in Nashville, TN Cardigan is starting to make a name for himself in the local scene by bringing together sounds of pop electronic and rock music. His latest drop is “DOIDOIT” and it’s an upgrade from some of his prior work. Leaning a little bit more in the radio pop market “DOIDOIT” feels as warm as a hug from someone you love. Enjoy it above!