Electronic, Indie | Mel Ody Taps Dominic Donner For Indie-Flavoured Tune “One To Blame”

Posted by on October 22, 2020

Having stayed really consistent this year, while showcasing his unique knack for combining electronic with orchestral elements in his music, producer Mel Ody is stepping out of his comfort zone once again, teaming up with charismatic German vocalist Dominic Donner for “One To Blame.”

An irresistible, indie-flavoured tune with hints of electronic and pop, “One To Blame” is out via tastemaker label CloudKid. Driven by a minimal guitar riff and punchy yet organic percussion, Mel Ody’s instrumental leaves the perfect space for Dominic Donner’s captivating voice to shine, a result that is as intricate as it is infectious. 

“‘One To Blame’ was a real challenge for me, but I’m always looking to get out of my comfort zone as a producer,” revealed Mel Ody. “When I was making the instrumental, I was hearing this kind of indie-pop song in my head that had this orchestral-electronic flair to it, and I love how it turned out. Dominic Donner’s vocal tone and lyrical content took it to the next level, I couldn’t have found a better person than him so I’m really happy we connected so well and brought this tune to life.” 

Indie, Pop | aiwake & Saen – Faded Patterns

Posted by on October 20, 2020

A lush escapade into soft serenity, aiwake and Saen join forces on “Faded Patterns.” The first single from their collaborative #99000a EP, “Faded Patterns” is out now via Level Music.

Effortlessly timeless, “Faded Patterns” grips listeners into a compelling vocal dreamstate. Deeply personal lyrical croonings elegantly glide atop a pop-infused production, laced with somber synth work and a poignant kick. Within this maudlin soundscape, aiwake and Saen create a touching composition. An ode to fleeting emotions and impetuous longing, “Faded Patterns” is a moment’s gaze into the honest soul.

Stream “Faded Patterns” on Soundcloud below.

Indie, Pop | Maripo$a Wants You To “Call Me Back”

Posted by on October 18, 2020

LA-based up and comer Maripo$a is back with a new bubbly single and music video via “Call Me Back”. The track looks to take the bold and exciting alt-pop direction of artists like Charli XCX and Clairo to glittering new heights. The bright production style is the perfect backboard Maripo$a’s angelic vox. Watch the video above now!

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Indie | Tyzo Bloom Enlists Pom Pom Squad on “TV”

Posted by on October 3, 2020

Tyzo Bloom has released what might be my favorite song of the year. Teaming up with Pom Pom Squad, “TV” is a straight indie electronic banger. It’s the type of song you want to roll down your window and drive to. This one’s going to be in my playlists for awhile and it should be in yours too.

Alternative, Indie | Scott Helman Gets Emotional in “Papa” Music Video

Posted by on August 6, 2020

“Papa” is the first piece of music off of Scott Helman’s forthcoming Nonsuch Park – an album series – will be released on September 4. Papa” is a new single and music video that shows home videos of Helman and his family over the years, and also shows his emotional reactions to some of the clips. The song was dedicated to his late grandfather. Check out a quote from the rising artist below and watch his video above now. Keep your eyes peeled for his upcoming album series, Nonsuch Park, due out on September 4th!

“This album is mostly about me – my changes, my growth, my hardships, my celebrations, my fears, my courage and my love,” says Scott. “It encapsulates many of the winding roads of my life, how they’ve diverged and converged to create a tapestry, and it documents the lessons that tapestry has taught me. If each person has a sanctuary within – a place they can return to where things make sense, where the tides are kind, where colours are bright and their lives feel meaningful – I think we all have a physical destination too where those things manifest. For me that place was the large park just down the road from my Papa’s house in Sutton, UK – Nonsuch Park. It was here where we would walk and cackle at awful jokes, lean in for the stories, make peace with our busy lives and draw meaning from the lessons we had learned since our last visit (made all the more powerful by the fact that we only had a couple more days together). If my past works have been displays of discovery, this work is a declaration – a declaration of love, meaning, questions and truth, and it is all dedicated to you, Papa. Thank you for helping me piece together the fragments of my life and giving me the space to do it.”

Alternative, Indie | Millar Jukes’ New Single is “Fire”

Posted by on August 5, 2020

Millar Jukes really has a one of a kind sound. The way he’s able to utilize storytelling and dynamics tones throughout his music is above us. Definitely a lot of potential here. Built around a moody, piano driven groove and a horn section that wouldn’t sound out of place in a New Orleans bar, ‘Fire’ serves as the perfect canvas for Jukes’ entrancing gravelly croon to completely engulf you. Whilst acknowledging the Americana stylings that he has built his sound around over the past few years, Jukes has used ‘Fire’ as an opportunity to build upon his own unique blend of soul, indie rock and roots – and the result is electrifying. Loving this track.

Alternative, Indie | Introducing Collect Call

Posted by on August 1, 2020

“Rain:Stop” is the first song I’ve heard by Collect Call. The up and coming indie electronic artist combines sensitive songwriting with an electronic twist that sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Driving beats, euphoric synthesizers and emotive vocals combine as Collect Call invites you to dance through it, no matter how hopeless it may seem. His influences vary from the likes of The Beatles and Talk Talk to Japan and Sakamoto. “Rain:Stop” is a great song to introduce you to this rising acts sound, and will likely have you exploring the rest of his hybrid catalog just like I did. Check out Collect Call above now!