Albums | “Rikiki” is a colorful Afro-fusion ode to the motherland of Africa by Shopé

Posted by on December 6, 2020

Toronto, Canada based up-and-coming artist Shopé dropped his music video for his single, “Rikiki” recently and it’s a vibe! The son of Nigerian parents, Shopé was born and raised in Lagos till age eleven when he and his family emigrated to Canada to seek out a fresh start and new opportunities, leaving the comfort of their home, friends, family and culture behind. As is the story of many immigrants in the West, his family were often met with hardship and unwelcoming arms when trying to assimilate to their new surroundings. It was only after facing some harsh truths that Shopé’s perspective gradually began to shift, it took him seeing and experiencing the disparity in treatment between white people and people of color first hand for him to rethink his position.  It was a sobering realization to find that the land he now proudly called his home was the same land which bullied him into gradually denouncing his heritage and turning his back on his culture, the very same culture that once brought him so much joy and comfort. Watch the video for “Rikiki” above now!

Albums, House | EQRIC Drops House Gem “Turn The Lights Off” Alongside VADDS And Lonnel

Posted by on December 4, 2020

Arguably closing out the most successful year of his career so far, EQRIC has definitely set himself up for even more success in 2021. Hitting 956k Spotify monthly listeners in August (140th artist amongst all Canadian musicians), seeing his remix of “The Box” by Roddy Ricch go viral on TikTok with over 100 million views and being featured on SLAM! Radio – as well as numerous other radios around Europe – have been long time coming achievements for the talented artist.

Having dropped more than a dozen of singles this year, EQRIC is keeping up the pace with his latest, groovy release “Turn The Lights Off.” Teaming up with fellow artists VADDS and Lonnel, EQRIC is able to craft a captivating house tune, filled with groovy basslines and infectious vocals. 

“‘Turn The Lights Off’ is mysterious, using elements of deep house with a hypnotizing, catchy vocal chop melody that, alongside the bass rhythms, puts the listener in a trance. When I was making it, I felt as though I was experiencing one of those night drives, where you get lost in your thoughts as you drive into the darkness with ‘the lights off,” explains EQRIC. 

Albums | SPLENDORE Asks Himself ‘OMG, am I really feeling these feelings I’m feeling right now?’ on New EP

Posted by on November 28, 2020

Hyper-pop is taking a massive stake in the end of the 2020 music landscape. Rising Italian DJ / producer SPLENDORE recently released his highly-anticipated new EP ‘OMG, am I really feeling these feelings I’m feeling right now?’ and it’s the perfect blend of various styles of music and influences, all of which bring it under the hyper-pop umbrella. While asked about the project SPLENDORE said, “Life is a summer love. It doesn’t last forever but we act like we don’t care. The bittersweet memory and the harsh reality. This song, as this record, is about that adolescent idealization. Coping with depression, loss, anxiety. That’s the reason why this track has this peculiar sound narrative as we’re moving from the ideal past to the complexity of adulthood.” Tune into the new EP above now!

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Albums | Electronic artist Flash Paint Releases Brand New Single “Driver” Out Now

Posted by on November 28, 2020

With a lifetime of musicianship under his belt, electronic artist Direwulf is venturing into territory with a progressive house/synth-wave sound with a new identity- Flash Paint-  and new music. Never one to be tied down to any genre, the new single “Driver” is a catchy yet laid-back offering that highlights the multi-genre artist’s natural musical versatility by honing in anthemic synth-tinged sonics and heavy beat that transport you right to the club. 

Speaking of the track, he said : “ With “Driver” I want to bring people on a journey, somewhere out of this world and into the synthwave cyberpunk world.” 

The accompanying music video- made in collaboration with an Italian animator Luca- further elevates the out-of-the-world experience the track boasts. About the video, Flash Paint commented: “The track creates a little dystopian world and the video is literally bringing you guys to that world.” 

Having been part of the world of music since the young age of nine, Flash Paint- who is also the founding and producer of popular metal-core band, Vivienne’s Verdict- has played everything from metal to rock n roll and pop to house, tech- house, electro, trance, trap and dubstep. Set to prove that even veterans in the game can change things up and make it better, he is ready to further diversify his range and style with “Driver.” 

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Albums | Stockholm-based singer and songwriter Patrik Jean returns with “Consequence”

Posted by on November 20, 2020

Produced by Herman Gardarfve, Patrik Jean’s new single “Consequence” showcases more bright and soaring vibes for his music. Filled with rich and dynamic production, a sweeping melody, and his own powerful vocals, this new delight is well worth checking out, Tune in above now. Speaking about his new song, he said, “Sometimes after a bad break-up, you kind of give up on love. This song describes that feeling, and I’ve felt it a few times too many. But somehow you always come back to the day when you’re ready again. That’s the good consequence of love.

Albums | Sara Jackson-Holman Releases “Beep Beep Bitch”

Posted by on November 3, 2020

After spending her entire career in Oregon, singer-songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman put down roots in Los Angeles, where she spent the last few years hunkered down writing, inspired by a change in scenery, weather, and new relationships. Infused with the colorful, expressive, and warm palette of LA after so many years spent in the moody green of Portland, Jackson-Holman has now returned to share her long-awaited comeback single ‘Beep Beep Bitch’.

Albums, Trap | Neovaii’s ‘Dawn’ Impresses With Visionary Blend Of Future, Trap & Originality

Posted by on October 31, 2020

The pandemic climate and fast-paced adjustments all of us have made in the last 7-10 months hit hard, yet it is a strong signal Dawn came when it did, Neovaii clearly working on the back-end to bring something new and fresh to the table no matter what is thrown his way.

Neovaii once again drops a large multi-genre album, packed with a unique blend of singles – his album Dawn featuring seven in total – all sharing a bit of what going on inside the mind of the States-based artist.

Each song can easily be characterized by its own spirit and originality – an characteristic past albums have also shared – Closure, in 2019, and both Horizon and Onward, in 2018, nailed a common look while leaving collections of tracks that stand the test of time.