Chill, Pop | 16-Year Old Donatella Launches First Song Via Deep House Release ‘What Do I Do Now?’

Posted by on June 28, 2022

Donatella is here and isn’t going anywhere from now. At only 16-years-old she is tackling milestones with ferociousness. It hasn’t been a week and the release has already hit 250,000+ views on YouTube alone and gained the support of other press outlets such as YourEDM. It’s no surprise, from the look of the video and the sound that’s within, there are plenty of winning traits happening all at once that give this tune some serious legs. A blissful temperament is near-immediate when the experience unfolds, the vocals of Donatella being the centerpiece of the journey. The deep house melodies thump with power and grace as the various sample pieces fall into a harmony that beautifully supports the verses.

On top of a multi-media roll out that is happening here, Donatella has a NFT collection that is in the works, a long-term content idea that will pay off both in the short and long term for this artist.

Inspired by genres like alt-pop, deep house, and electronic, she knows how to create an original piece with these sounds in mind.

Donatella has signed the release to Create Music Group and is supported by Above Music Group – from a 360-perspective she has thought everything through and is executing in a strategic manner – which is a great thing.

Expect more from her in good time “What Do I Do Now?” is the start of something epic.

Albums | Former Club MTV Host Varski Debuts On Perfect Havoc?

Posted by on June 26, 2022

Varski, the house DJ and producer and former Club MTV Dance show host, is ready for his first outing on Perfect Havoc alongside prolific UK vocalist Abi Flynn with new single ‘Hypnotic’. Released on 24th June as part of a huge-single deal with the London-based imprint that served up the chart-topping singles from Joel Corry, ‘Hypnotic’ is the latest addition to a wave of impressive club-geared singles that continue to keep Perfect Havoc at the forefront of UK dance music.

Upbeat and engaging from the outset, ‘Hypnotic’ carries an energetic flurry of potent kicks, sizzling hat grooves and percussive flair alongside unrelenting musicality from end to end. Following the lead of on-trend UK club cuts with riveting energy throughout, its blend of big room and bass house flavours makes the perfect accomplice for Flynn’s exemplary vocal hooks. Her talents have led to working with Navos, PS1, Bad Boy Chiller Crew and many more, each time carving out an ultimately danceable and undeniably fetching peak time record.

Known as the ultimate showman and party frontman, Varski has been making moves for almost a decade. With famous charm and charisma to spare, the lovable character hosted the Dance Show on Club MTV in 2017 and went on to open the MTV EMAs alongside Eminem, Stormzy, Selena Gomez and more, cementing his place on the worldwide stage. An absolute selector in the booth packing his sets full with original edits,  but these days he is deeply immersed in the studio.

Already achieving largely commendable feats through his music, including ‘When The Bass Goes’ which was synced by Lucozade in a TV campaign in 2015. More recently and marking a more accessible sound from the Varski studio, his 2021 hit on New State Music ‘Over You’ feat. Cammie Robinson reached #7 in the iTunes’ Dance chart, hit 350k+ streams on Spotify and received a month-long rotation on KISS Dance and Capital Dance. Varski is making serious strides and capturing the ears of an ever-growing fanbase.

For the UK-based vocalist and topliner, Abi Flynn, she’s been making ripples in the UK soul/jazz scene for some time, but her most recent successes have come in the commercial dance world. She is the mystery voice behind Gold-selling global hit ‘Believe Me’ by Navos, ‘Every Single Time’ by Bissett, and countless other chart hits, clocking herself 150 million global streams. Abi’s smooth, melodic vocals and irresistibly catchy toplines have taken the dance world by storm, releasing on labels including Sony Columbia/Relentless, Island Records, UKF, New State Music and more. With her own debut soul/jazz album on the way and plenty more exciting dance projects lined up for 2022, this diverse and mesmerising vocalist is one to watch.

Perfect Havoc – a runner-up for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards – is one of the most successful indie dance labels of recent years. Its trademark commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds has generated the label over 5 billion streams and given rise to six UK Top 20 singles including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by four-time Brit Award nominated producer, Joel Corry & MNEK.

With a talent-packed schedule for 2022 that also features releases from Charlie Hedges, Just Kiddin, PS1, James Hurr and many more, Perfect Havoc is guaranteed to serve up a ton of new accessible and underground house sounds from both breaking and established talent.

Albums | Watch the Raw and Reflective Music Video for “SEE ME” by Mulay

Posted by on June 25, 2022

Taken from her upcoming EP, IVORY, which comes out on October 7th via Groenland Records, Mulay’s new single and visual for “SEE ME” is hybrid and clean combination of alt r&b that reminded me by FKA Twigs prior videos, just on a tighter budget (understandably). The Berlin based singer-songwriter left me wanting more on this one, I’ve already replayed this one a handful of times. Hyped for the full EP this fall, and I’m sure you will be too after clicking play on the above video!

“We cannot hold on to love. We can only cherish and nourish it once it finds us and practice acceptance and gratitude for having experienced it, once it leaves. It will hurt. like hell. But you will live through it and get out on the other side. You will grow and it will bring you closer to yourself. Sometimes things need to end, so others can begin. Sometimes we have to let go, to say goodbye to what we know, to create space for change, so we can transform.”


Hip-Hop | Larry Coleman 2020 Teams Up with Joon Jukx on “The Real Me”

Posted by on June 25, 2022

Las Vegas based rapper Larry Coleman 2020 dropped his new unapologetic collab “The Real Me” with Joon Jukx recently and it’s a great introduction to the independent artist’s music if you have not yet heard his flows. The underground up-and-comer is definitely someone to keep your eyes on, so check out his new single above now and read more about the release below.

The Real Me is about my experience as a top-tier independent artist in today’s Hip-Hop Industry. In an era where everyone is trying to ‘be someone’ I made a song about being myself.” – Larry Coleman 2020

Chill | Shoffy Releases “Nightmares In NYC” Ahead of New Album

Posted by on June 24, 2022

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/producer Shoffy returns with his catchy new single “Nightmares In NYC“. In his career thus far, he has been supported by the likes of The Fader, Billboard, Clash Magazine and various other notable outlets as well as charting on the Spotify Viral Charts and US Top 40 Radio. The melancholic vibes of “Nightmares In NYC” bring sounds in the hip-hop and pop space that will make you miss your ex lover or if you’re lucky enough to be dating anyone, likely make you call them right after you click play. Tune in to the new track above now!

Albums | Pharaoh Phonix Drops Pharaoh’s Gold Vol. 2

Posted by on June 20, 2022

After the success of Pharaoh’s Gold Vol.1, the debut compilation to come out via Thomas Xavier’s imprint, Pharaoh Phonix, the family is at it again with another volume unleashed upon the world less than a month after the first.  Thew new 4-track-project features versatile House infused heat from label founder Thomas Xavier, St. Sinny, Heily Beatz, and the final song “Gangsta Level” is by Jet Blvck and Thomas Xavier. Check out the new compilation above now!

Albums | James Hurr, Xoro & Adam Griffin Join Forces On Summer Smash “Toxic Game”

Posted by on June 19, 2022

Studio wizards James Hurr, Xoro, and Adam Griffin team up for the feelgood anthem ‘Toxic Game’ with newcomer vocalist and songwriter, Shayan. When considering that between them they have had nine straight Party Anthems spins on BBC Radio 1 (Hurr), released on Sony Nitron, worked with Wankelmut, and remixed for Joel Corry (Xoro); and steered Perfect Havoc to achieve five UK Top 10 hits including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by Joel Corry & MNEK (Griffin), it’s inevitable this new single is pure quality. It’s out now on Perfect Havoc!

Playful piano stabs and a rubber-bounce bassline are at the heart of ‘Toxic Game’. Straddling sounds of 90s rave and the style of crossover dance that Perfect Havoc has built its reputation on, ‘Toxic Games’ is enhanced by the rich, full vocal of Shayan, singing of an all-too-familiar relationship that is toxic but inevitable.

The producers at work on this single are rising superstar, James Hurr. His credits as a production and mixing engineer are an impressive ‘who’s who’ of the UK’s best-known dance talents. Hurr is behind Mark Knight’s ‘Yebisah’ and Prok & Fitch’s ‘Wow’, plus dozens of tracks, collabs and remixes with Michael Gray and Frederick & Kusse to name just two. Toolroom Record’s Mark Knight said that Hurr “was on fire” and the man wasn’t wrong. Hurr’s Perfect Havoc debut ‘Jump In’ with legendary DJ Michael Gray was so well received that it was played for nine straight weeks on BBC Radio 1’s Party Anthems.

Collaborating with Hurr on ‘Toxic Game’ is one of Perfect Havoc’s shining stars, Xoro. There are two touchpoints that mark the start of Xoro’s journey; winning Spinnin’ Records’ Buzz Low remix competition and his first single ‘Face Mask On’ which saw official release after achieving over 60 million streams on TikTok. From there Xoro has been in demand releasing originals on Soave and Loudkult, as well remixing on several high profile Perfect Havoc releases such as PS1 ‘Life Goes On (feat. Alex Hosking)’, Tobtok, Milwin & Alfie Cridland ‘New Levels (feat. Mila Falls)’ and Joel Corry x Jax Jones ‘OUT OUT (feat. Charli XCX & Saweetie)’.

Completing the production bill is Perfect Havoc co-founder and producer, Adam Griffin. Together with Robert Davies, Griffin has steered Perfect Havoc into one of the most in-demand independent labels around, underlined by platinum certified releases and generating over five billion global streams. His contagious house cuts include ‘The Sting’ and ‘The Stand Off’ (BBC Radio 1 Future Anthem) and ‘Don’t Over Think It’ produced with house icon Todd Terry. Griffin has also worked and released with acclaimed producers such as Anton Powers, Redondo, Simon Field, James Hurr and Tobtok, and has received several spins on BBC Radio 1’s Party Anthems & Dance Anthems, been playlisted on Capital Dance and KISS Dance and been featured on Music Week. Over 25 million streams have been generated so far by this versatile label head and he’s only just getting started.

Perfect Havoc – nominated for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards – has even more talent-packed up its sleeve for 2022. As well as a guest residency at Eden Ibiza with immersive house night WNDRLND, the label will see releases from Just Kiddin, PS1, Varski, Charlie Hedges, and many more.