Albums | Sondr takes on Eiffel 65’s ‘Blue’

Posted by on November 13, 2019

London-based DJ and producer duo Sondr rework Eiffel 65’s ‘Blue’ on their new single ‘So Blue’, out 11th October via Ultra. With its hushed lyrics and polished electronic elements, ‘So Blue’ is a sultry, progressive take on ‘Blue’.

Originally working separately as songwriters and producers with artists such as Lana Del Ray , Meghan Trainor , Ella Eyre and Conor Maynard , Sondr first united on ‘Surviving’ , a debut single that became gold-certified. They quickly followed this up with ‘Live Love Learn’, a single with Swedish Grammy ‘New Artist of the Year’ winner Peg Parnevik , which also went gold. Since then they have amassed over 100 million streams, including collaborations with Lenny Kravitz and Felix Jaehn. A modern take on a bona fide 90s classic, ‘So Blue’ simply can’t help but delight, it’s a must listen

Albums | R.LUM.R Releases Debut LP via Island Records

Posted by on November 12, 2019

Nashville based singer/songwriter R.LUM.R dropped his debut major label release with Surfacing, via Island Records. The impressive 13-track-project blends elements of Soul, Pop, Electronic, and R&b. His music explores sensitive emotional issues of vulnerability, self-awareness, male identity, and mental health. Topics like this are sometimes taboo in music, so this album is a real breathe of fresh air. Listen to Surfacing by R.LUM.R above now.

Albums | Juuku and Squired Join Forces on “Reaching For U”

Posted by on November 5, 2019

“Reaching For U” by Juuku and Squired is a slow burning collaborative effort by the two rising producers that glistens. I’ve ran through this one a handful of times already and the replay value is crazy. The top line via Chloe Tang is almost as mesmerizing as the production. Tune in to “Reaching For U” above!

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Albums | Mokita’s “Colorblind” Has a Bright Message

Posted by on November 4, 2019

Nashville based singer/songwriter Mokita’s new single “Colorblind” has a hint of the emo rock era in it, and I love that. On top of that major influence, there is still his electronic-meets-pop sound engulfed throughout the track and always makes fans come back to listen. The song’s context and lyricism is based around Mokita’s experience with depression growing up and how he is able to process and cope with it during good times and bad. Another beautiful ballad from Mokita in the books. I personally prefer these ballads compared to some of his more EDM styled tracks in the past, so hoping for more stuff in this realm come 2020. Enjoy “Colorblind” above now! 

Albums | Coast Modern Gets Trippy on “Puppy Llama”

Posted by on November 1, 2019

“Puppy Llama” is a total breathe of fresh air… Even if I cannot fathom whatever type of animal that is. L.A. based band Coast Modern’s tripped out new indie pop single just feels right. The song itself is a thrill ride that feels like white-knuckling it on Diddy Kong’s mining cart, careening down glittering crystal mine shafts, whizzing around hairpin turns to reveal heaping piles of bananas and shimmering riches with each turn. The boys also add in a dash of timely reggaeton and reggae rhythms, a chirping Indian sample, and psychedelic swirls to create a veritable cornucopia of ecstasy. This is one of the most organic tunes I’ve heard in a hot minute and I’m ready for more new Coast Modern immediately but can sit on this one in the meantime.. Please just don’t take another few years to drop new music this time around! Listen to “Puppy Llama” above now.

Albums | Two Can & Martyn Ell Connect For “Gonna Be”

Posted by on October 8, 2019

Australian brother duo Two Can have returned to dropping new tunes after a brief hiatus. The guitar used throughout “Gonna Be” is emotional and melancholy, as are the rest of the vibes of the original single. The lyrics depict an indecisive, open-ended relationship that would confuse anyone involved in it. As the calming production gradually swells up around Martyn Ell’s top line the hook sets in to an irresistibly catchy space that flows into a call and response with the lead synth that will be stuck in your head for days to come. Check out “Gonna Be” featuring Martyn Ell above now! 

Albums | Myles Reed Comes Correct via “Prodigy”

Posted by on September 27, 2019

It’s not often you find songs like this. “Prodigy” is by a Jewish hip hop artist who goes by the name of Myles Reed.  We can already tell this song is going to be important. The dynamics keep us on our toes. The creativity is palpable. Definitely adding this one to my playlist rotation. Turn up the volume and vibe out.