House, Pop | Kleak & Veebu Enlist Noa Angell For Pop-Leaning Anthem “Come & Go”

Posted by on June 11, 2021

Italian talents Kleak & Veebu are undoubtedly a duo we’ll be hearing a lot more from very soon. With millions of streams under their catalog already and support from some of the scene’s biggest names, such as Lucas & Steve and Don Diablo, Kleak & Veebu are taking over dance music one uplifting track at a time, and their latest collaboration with Dutch-Indonesian singer-songwriter Noa Angell, titled “Come & Go,” is no exception. 

Out via Frenquency Music, “Come & Go” is a fascinating ride through pop leaning verses and anthemic, summery drops. Noa Angell’s lively vocal performance meets Kleak & Veebu’s exciting instrumental in a stunning way, leading into drops that explode with the help of plucky basslines and infectious vocal chops. 

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Posted by on June 8, 2021

Rising pop singer-songwriter Fabri bursts onto the scene with his first ever release to date via “Here Tonight”. Fabri creates powerful Pop infused material that will genuinely connect with most listeners, largely due to his songwriting ability, vocal tone and overall skillset. This may be his first ever release but he has a bright future ahead of him for the rest of 2021 and beyond. Drawing influence from the likes of Angus & Julia Stone, Passenger, and Milky Chance, Fabri is definitely someone to watch out for.

Pop | F1rstman & Hosai connect on “Nakhre Tere”

Posted by on May 31, 2021

After gathering almost 40 million views with their Desi Mashups, F1rstman and Hosai decided to team up and release their first official collaboration together called, “Nakhre Tere.” The single is a real Desi/Bollywood banger which all surronds the topics of teasing, annoying and loving each other. 3 things that occur in all relationships. What will F1rstman do to convince Hosai? And what do we all think of Hosai’s sound? Find out in this new banger produced by Harun B and released through F1rstman’s very own record label At F1rst Music. Check out the visual above now!

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Albums, Pop | Alex Martura Teams Up With Defnee To Share Exciting New Track “Ghost”

Posted by on May 28, 2021

Growing up surrounded by music, Alex Martura has built a diverse skill set that is now allowing him to stand out of the crowd with his infectious and radio-ready music. The producer and DJ started spending a lot of time with his neighbor at the age of 3, who taught him how to play the piano. Alex Martura then went on to play alongside many different bands before discovering his love for music production. 

Now, Alex Martura has teamed up with emerging vocalist Defnee to share exciting new single “Ghost.” A true showcase of his genre-bending and infectious style, “Ghost” is arguably one of Alex Martura’s best records to date. Smooth piano chords and minimal percussion accompany Defnee’s heavenly vocals in the verses, before stunning choruses explode with the help of shiny synths and bright melodies. 

Pop | Sarah P. Covers Madonna’s 2003 Gem “Love Profusion” Via Amour Records

Posted by on May 27, 2021

With multiple albums and worldwide tours under her belt, Sarah P. is an unmatched talent, still with a lot of positive energy and influence to give in the scene. Though she studied Professional Stage and Screen Acting in her hometown of Athens, she decided to pursue a career in music, and joined acclaimed dream-pop duo Keep Shelly In Athens in 2010. Then, in 2014, she launched her solo project Sarah P., having released 4 massive albums. 

Now, the talented conceptual artist & mental health advocate has returned with her first solo release of the year, coming to Amour Records to share a cover of “Love Profusion,” a single from Madonna’s 2003 album American Life. With the assistance of Berlin-based producer and songwriter Minna Music, “Love Profusion” is without a doubt an impressive record, driven by minimal instrumentation and vibrant vocal lines. 

“Our world has been turned upside down for more than a year,” says Sarah P. “Naturally, we’ve realised that we need to turn towards the more familiar, the constant forces in our lives – those who give us joy and balance in abundance through the simplest gestures. That’s why I chose this song – because it echoes more intimately at this moment in time.” 

Dance, Electronic, Pop | Kenn Colt Chats About The Future, Making Music, Playing Tomorrowland, & More [Interview]

Posted by on May 26, 2021

Kenn Colt is a Belgian-born producer who knows how to wrap the world around his finger. From starting his own label, to touring the world, to more recently releasing, “Rest Of My Life,” on his own label, there’s an incredible spectrum of elements he’s made work to his advantage. The solo artist, who’s also a instrumentalist, utilizes his many talents in ways that is brilliantly optimal and fan-first. The results are telling, he’s landed nearly 25,000,000 plays to his name, played some of the world’s biggest stages including Tomorrowland Belgium, TomorrowWorld USA, Ultra Music Festival South Korea, Sunburn Festival in India, and many more.

“Rest Of My Life,” is the next notch on the belt for him, showcasing a dance-pop sound with a euphoric vocal lead. If you know Kenn Colt, you’ll recognize the familiarity this one has built in.

This single is climbing to the 400,000 plays mark and fast, meaning what this man has continues to resonate, maintaining his relevance if not advancing it. We recently chatted with Kenn Colt to get his take on the DIY lifestyle, how he makes music, future endeavors, and more.

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The artist taking back control of their own stuff (master and publishing) is a growing and positive trend for sure, what made you make the choice?

Answer: After my releases on Warner Music and Spinnin Records I sat with my team to rethink the way we put out my music and the ability to create a new platform around it. So other upcoming (or established) artists could be able to sign their music and give them the ability for exposure. From that point on FEELS LIKE HOME (records & publishing) rised. Started in 2018 and has a solid base in the Benelux with radioplay on the biggest radio stations and signed a handful of artists and have this crazy idea to launch popup events in the nearest future.

‘Rest Of My Life,’ has a great energy to it, how did the initial idea turn into a full blown reality ready to release on your label?

Answer: Since I left Belgium and moved to Valencia (Spain) I’ve been exposed to the mediteranian vibe here. It’s a relaxing atmosphere where people meet outside but they do love to party hard over here. After writing the melodies I’ve got in contact with the Canadian singer Kayleigh and this was an immediate hit, the topline she wrote with her team was perfect for “Rest Of My Life”. I was in love with that and found that this was the way to go for the future.

You seriously have some stacked highlights around your career, how did it feel to play Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld?

Answer: As an artist it’s the best feeling in the world, to see all those smiling faces when you play and to meet new cultures while travelling the world. I’m so blessed that I had the chance to travel the world already with my music. I think a lot of people can agree that during this pandemic everyone looks so much forward to go out and be human again. As it looks with the current cases in Belgium, Tomorrowland 2021 will happen this year so I’m thrilled to play there again on the 28th of August and can’t wait to see other festivals & clubs reopen in the nearest future and meet my fans again!

Do you have a manager or do you do most everything DIY, what is the best way to balance maintaining control where it matters while outsourcing certain things to team members, whether temporary team members or permanent?

I don’t have a manager so it’s DIY. I’m a person who likes to plan upfront so I do have everything planned basically but it’s close to 14 hours for a working day. I’m working as a freelance system engineer during the daytime as well. I outsource things like my administration, videos, website (even though I’m an IT engineer) so I can have full focus on making music and not doing other things that take a lot of time. My team around me are contractors but I love to work with the same people on a long term. Once they know what you need, things get done more easily and faster.

Do you have a ‘system’ you rely on when it comes to starting, then thus finishing, the singles you work on?

That’s an interesting question, In most ways I receive a topline from writers where I build an instrumental around it. But for ‘Rest of My Life’ it was the other way around. In other ways it works as well, for example I’m currently doing a project for a “Don’t drink and Drive’ campaign for the Belgian government where they asked for a song in a typical Kenn Colt style, which from that point onwards I start building everything up to writing the lyrics for this project.

What are you most excited about for the future?

I have my debut album coming out this year with nearly 20 tracks on it including my golden record “Come Back To Me”, I’m very very excited about what you guys will think of all the new music that will come out in 2021 🙂

Alternative, Pop | LaVo Releases Feel-Good Single, “Night Train”

Posted by on May 24, 2021

Bringing back that nostalgic feel-good alt-pop sound, indie artist LaVo returns with a new, more emotionally charged single entitled “Night Train”. The song is about the withdrawals of a relationship and how it feels going through that process, which is unforuntly a feeling that many of us have been through many times, so should resonate with most. Taking inspiration from the likes of Foals, Flume, and Tame Impala, LaVo combines modern styles with a heavy dose of youthful 90s and 00’s pop. Check out a quote from LaVo on the new drop below and stream “Night Train” above now!

“Night Train” Explores themes of loneliness, longing, hope and desperation. It is lyrically mostly about the novelty of love. The sometimes randomness of it all and the serendipity in contrast. Alluding to the sentiment of “The harder you look the less you find”. Exploring the torment of feeling lost yet finding something incredible along the way. This was something personally I had never experienced and looking back on it there still feels no way to prepare for it.