Pop | ALIGN – “When I’m With You” ft. Martina Lynn [Lowly Palace]

Posted by on December 4, 2020

Chicago tropical house mainstay ALIGN returns to esteemed label Lowly Palace for his final release of 2020. His delightful “When I’m With You” featuring Martina Lynn is out now, and serves as the perfect fusion of pop and electronic.

An atypical love song, “When I’m With You” emphasizes the beautiful and healthy parts of a relationship, focusing on unconditional love between two people and leaning on one another for warmth and comfort. Sonically fusing ambient textures with rhythmic cord progressions, ALIGN weaves an emotional tale through upbeat sound scapes.

“I started writing this track by using some guitar plucks and experimenting with a soundscape. I wanted to create an ambient moment, then transition into more of a rhythmic beat. That soundscape became something that I could write chords on top of and develop a beat and melodies. I loved where it was going, but I knew it needed somebody’s story to accompany it. Martina seemed like the perfect fit for the vibe of this track.” – ALIGN

Pop | St Lundi releases acoustic version of “To Die For” ft Kygo

Posted by on December 4, 2020

St Lundi releases the acoustic version of “To Die For” featured on Kygo’s Billboard charting album Golden Hour. This stripped down version has all the feels, you can see it already, arenas singing along. Sometimes it’s bigger than the production, a few guitar chords, and being in love, will do that to you! You are, you are, to die for… This is a must listen!

Hip-Hop | Atlanta Rapper Bella Blaq Oozes Confidence In New Single “Hands On Me”

Posted by on December 4, 2020

Based in Atlanta, rising rapper Bella Blaq is ready to unleash her statement making sound into the mainstream. Her bangin’ new single “Hands On Me” is the first of a string of tracks due out in the coming months. All of which form part of a collaboration with Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer Epikh Pro (Bryson Tiller, Cardi B, Eminem). 

“Hands On Me” was written to make a statement about Bella’s trials and tribulations experienced as a Black woman in the music industry. Whilst the beat itself is ripe for getting bodies moving in clubs, the lyrics feel like a middle finger to the serious issues that plague the business such as racism and sexism. 

While Bella Blaq may be a relative newcomer on the scene, “Hands On Me” cements her place as a serious contender in the rap world. Her cadence intertwines seamlessly with the trap beat behind her – brought to life by a quiet confidence that draws some serious parallels to the swagger of Cardi B or Saweetie. 

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Future Trap, Pop | Rubayne Drops Charismatic Remix For chillpill’s “FUCK THE CLUB” Featuring GOLDN

Posted by on December 4, 2020

Fresh off his massive release “A Little” on Magic Records, Dutch talent Rubayne is back with his first-ever official remix, showcasing his unique spin on chillpill’s “FUCK THE CLUB” featuring rising artist GOLDN, coming to digital platforms via Atlantic Records / Big Beat. A mysterious rapper and producer chillpill burst into the scene earlier this year with his debut, feel-good single “FUCK THE CLUB,” and is now enlisting a roster of up-and-coming artists to remix the single.

For his uplifting remix, Rubayne pitches down the original vocals, while infusing the single with infectious party energy. In between his hard-hitting beats, laid out beautifully within the arrangement, Rubayne showcases his sound design and vocal copping skills, crafting a stunning combination of future bass and pop that’s definitely going to be getting a lot of attention from fans and new listeners alike. 

“‘After discovering the song in the late summer, I immediately felt how to interpret my vibe and sound in it. I decided to go for an extraverted approach by making a party-trap production that gave enough room for the vocals as well as the melodic texture,” explains Rubayne

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. 

Alternative, Pop | Mokita & Mike Kinsella Collaborate for “Sleepwalking”

Posted by on December 1, 2020

“Sleepwalking” by Mokita and Mike Kinsella (of the cult followed, indie rock band American Football) is a hybrid new release by the two that blends elements of emo / acoustic rock and indie pop with a minor electronic influence. The hybrid collaboration is a beautifully sad sounding song that once again shows off Mokita’s skill-set as a songwriter and creator. The more music this underdog drops, the more tuned in I get! Check out “Sleepwalking” featuring Mike Kinsella above now!

Deep House, House | BMW Kenny – ‘Wipe It Down’ (STIKMATIK & Mike Renza Remix)

Posted by on December 1, 2020

Putting deep house flare on an already bustling single, STIKMATIK & Mike Renza take on BMW Kenny’s “Wipe It Down” for 10Eighty Records. Their dancefloor ready remix is out now for eager ears.

Tactfully chopping up BMW Kenny’s signature vocals, STIKMATIK & Mike Renza flip the track with a driving kick and heavy 808s. Burgeoning house synths propel this 2 minute and 30 second official remix, putting the rework in a prime position for the next wave of TikTok virality. After all, BMW Kenny’s original track tallied nearly 4 Million TikTok videos, including videos made by Will Smith and Jason Derulo.