Electronic, Pop | Kindur Follows Up BBC Support With Release Of Upbeat Single’Loner’

Posted by on October 27, 2023

Kindur, the pseudonym of Chris Durkin, an artist who seems to understand the zeitgeist of the current age, translating it into a sound that’s as old as Manchester’s cobblestones yet as fresh as morning dew.

While Durkin’s earlier tracks found a rightful home on platforms like BBC Introducing Manchester, it’s “Loner” that truly positions him on the cultural map. On the surface, it might come across as just another dark pop track with electronic undertones. But, as one dives deeper, there’s an intimacy to the narrative that calls back to the personal anthems of a bygone era.

What’s immediately captivating about “Loner” is its authenticity. Culled from the marrow of personal experiences with manipulative relationships, Durkin chooses to voice his own lyrics. The result is a sonic tale of vulnerability, authenticity, and catharsis. The track seamlessly melds a haunting melodic passage with fiery guitars and propulsive synth lines, creating a sonic landscape that’s both evocative and entrancing.

In an age where music often feels commodified, Kindur’s “Loner” reminds us of the transformative power of a genuine narrative. It’s shows Manchester’s age-old tradition of producing sounds that aren’t just heard but felt. And as Kindur charts this new course, one can’t help but feel that he’s not only telling his story but, in many ways, echoing the whispers of his roots.

Electronic | The Golden Age of Wrestling Lets Out His Video Game Vibes In ‘Ferrari Rocher’

Posted by on September 1, 2023

Witnessing the evolution of The Golden Age of Wrestling is akin to viewing the restoration of an old painting, where every brushstroke reveals another layer of depth and color. Cancade doesn’t just create music; he is crafting a sensory experience, a bridge connecting epochs of electronic music and emotion.

“Ferrari Rocher”, with its nod to the past and embrace of the avant-garde, exemplifies how TGAOW has mastered the art of musical balance. By drawing on elements from the golden age of gaming and weaving them with contemporary musical techniques, Cancade invites listeners to journey with him, as he challenges and expands our preconceived notions of ambient music.

Jeff Cancade’s brainchild isn’t just about rekindling memories or inciting nostalgia; it’s about reshaping the soundscape of our memories and pushing us to expect more from the ambient genre. This is evident from the names of his tracks – each title reminiscent of a classic wrestling move, yet the music they encapsulate is far from what one would expect from their namesakes.

Being in the audience at a TGAOW live show is a sensory odyssey. With each pulsating beat and every glowing light, the boundaries between the past, present, and future blur, leading us to question the nature of time itself. In the digital age where there’s an over-saturation of music and art, The Golden Age of Wrestling stands out, not just as a beacon of innovation but as a shining example to the power of blending history with the futuristic.

Electronic | Cold Weather Company’s ‘Will Tomorrow Ever Come’ Boasts Experimental, Chill Electronic Vibes

Posted by on August 11, 2023

Cold Weather Company emerges represents a beacon glowing brighter with each passing moment. The trio’s ascent, punctuated by their newest single “Will Tomorrow Ever Come,” reads like an open-ended, circuitous narrative with a serendipitous beginning on at Rutgers University.

The combined styles of Steve Shimchick, Jeff Petescia, and Brian Curry manifests in an assortment of sonic colors across a deep discography. This artistic medley culminates in “Will Tomorrow Ever Come” – a harmonious blend of the old and the new, with subtle nods to their collaboration with Mathame.

“Will Tomorrow Ever Come” is a carefully constructed narrative set to music, an electronic work supplemented by the rhythms of Riley Byrne and Shane Luckenbaugh. Masterfully mixed and mastered, the track is a prelude to the forthcoming fifth album, adding yet another chapter to Cold Weather Company’s ever-evolving story.


Electronic | Disco Fries & Ferry Corsten Go Big On Must-Hear ‘Love You Loud’ Release

Posted by on July 11, 2023

Brace yourselves for the ultimate sonic adventure brought to you by the dynamic duo of dance music, Disco Fries and Ferry Corsten. Their latest anthem, “Love You Loud,” dropped on June 16th like a musical lightning bolt and has been securing positive reception, to say the least. This track is just a tasty teaser of the upcoming album Disco Fries has cooked up, the album being titled, “Another World,” coming out in July.

Prepare for an infectious earworm via the vibes and energy of “Love You Loud.” This melodic experience takes you on a wild ride, with piano vibes and the velvety vocals of Leon Stanford caressing your soul. Ferry Corsten, who has been around the block when it comes to quality productions, both Disco Fries and Corsten put a great balance of both their styles to make this one superbly come to life.

For Disco Fries, they’ve had chart-topping collaborations with big names like Tiësto and Bingo Players. Yet, dance music ambitions were not enough for them; they’ve also ventured into the tech and esports realms, proving that their creativity knows no bounds. Brace yourself as “Love You Loud,” is now out in the ether, full swing, and Another World will soon be placed upon us in no time flat. Here the single for yourself above.

Electronic | Interview: Mark Daisy Comes Out The The Gate Swinging With ‘Runaway’ Off Of Upcoming ‘Daisyland’ Album

Posted by on July 6, 2023

Mark Daisy, a notable newcomer to the dance-pop scene, has recently unveiled his debut album, Daisyland – and the magical word that comes with it – spearheaded by the track “Runaway.” This uplifting composition beautifully merges vibrant melodies with introspective sound design, showcasing Daisy’s extraordinary musical vision.

The intriguing concept of Daisyland paints a picture of a world bursting with gorgeous flower colors and rainbows, where Daisy resides among ‘Speaker Creatures’ that contribute to the playful and harmonious atmosphere. “Runaway” acts as a gateway to this realm, inviting listeners on a transcendent journey in Daisy’s unique vehicle – the bubble-powered Daisy-Mobile.

Mark Daisy’s collaboration with industry talents such as Nicky Night Time, Noah Schy, and Nate Alford has undeniably impacted the development of Daisyland, crafting a distinct musical universe that awakens the senses.

This talent has worked in the music industry in a variety of ways, with this release being his way of dipping into something new he is passionate about. See what this guy is all about and check out the interview Mark Daisy did with us below.

Exclusive Interview

How did you develop the idea of ‘Speaker Creatures’ that inhabit Daisyland?

This record is about energy and joy. We weren’t taking ourselves too seriously and the music we were creating wasn’t either. Noah Schy and I were working on a song and started the kind of ridiculous discussion that you start many hours into making music, brainstorming who would live in and play in Daisyland. With an assist from my wife Tessa, we soon knew it was the Speaker Creatures. Small, silly beings who ran around and played music out of their chests. Imagine a cross between a toddler, a puppy dog and a rave.

Then, with my friend and true creative coconut Squid Spelman (see the incredible work she’s done with Sofi Tukker) we started fleshing out and envisioning. We brought the world we were creating to some friends at Linguini Studios who brought the Speaker Creatures, and Daisyland, into visual reality.

Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and how have they shaped your artistic style?

Oh man, I don’t even know where to begin. I love and have been influenced by so much music. From Scott Joplin to ABBA to Avicii, and maybe a little 90s Jock Jams 🙂

For this project a friend of mine had a great framing – he said it was about “the quest for the schlager” – and Abba sits at the center of the schlager for me.

Can you talk about your experience collaborating with renowned talents like Nicky Night Time and Nate Alford?

Amazing! Nicky and Nate are incredible talents and wonderful humans. So much of creating for me is about the joy of collaboration, absorbing energy, experience and ideas while working side by side.

Nate is obviously an incredible vocal producer – part of what makes him so great is that he was able to help me understand more about my own voice, to help find the strongest moments and bring those forward. Obviously this was great on these records but going forward I have so much more wisdom about how to use my voice.

I was so excited to go work with Nicky – I’m such a fan of what he’s done. In our session he was rapid fire churning out melody ideas – able to discard one or expand and build out another so quickly. I really learned from him not to let anything be precious in the creation process – explore it, see if it works and move on if it doesn’t.

Are there any dream collaborations or artists you would love to work with in the future?

Anyone that wants to hop in and push the energy of Daisyland forward I am game! In a dream world? It’d be amazing to work with ABBA, SG Lewis, LP Giobbi, Sofi Tukker, Caribou or Purple Disco Machine.

How has 2023 been treating you so far?

This picture about sums it up. The sun is shining, the crew is healthy and Daisyland music is starting to go out in the world.

Electronic | Epikker’s Unleashed Trippy Remix of iskwe’s ‘I Get High’

Posted by on June 11, 2023

Embark upon a odyssey as Epikker, the visionary musical duo composed of Henry Strange and Suniel Fox, unveils their mind-altering remix of iskwe’s “I Get High.” This ethereal rendition invites listeners to transcend the mundane and embark on a transformative journey through the depths of trippy house music. Epikker’s sonic craftsmanship traverses a minimalist dimension infused with hints of grime, forging a pulsating and hypnotic tapestry that resonates with profound meaning.

Through their masterful fusion of quaint vocals, shining synths, and fluid percussion, Epikker becomes the conduit to a space that’s all it’s own. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic range of genres including house, funk, disco, and indie dance, their sonic canvas is enriched by the synergy of live instrumentation layered over infectious beats, conjuring a euphoric and transcendental ambiance.

Epikker’s ultimate aspiration lies in encapsulating the very essence of the human experience through their music. As fervent fans await the release of their transformative remix, they yearn for the profound resonance that only Epikker can deliver. Brace yourself for an electrifying encounter that will elevate your senses, redefine your musical horizons, and beckon you towards a higher state of being.

Electronic | SoLonely Delivers Powerful Mental Health Message In New Single, ‘It’s All In Your Head’

Posted by on March 3, 2023

Spreading positivity and drawing more attention to mental health through music, SoLonely is back with his new single, “It’s All In Your Head”. Speaking on the inspiration behind this track, SoLonely says, “it’s a feeling of hopelessness and giving up, but then the uplifting part comes where I tell myself that it is all in my head. An up&down kind of mental state. I still battle with anxiety, maybe not on a day-to-day basis, and maybe not as bad as before, but it’s still there and I must remind myself from time to time that I can beat it. This song is for everyone who feels like that.”

While pulling on the heart strings of listeners, this melodic anthem contains a soothing lo-fi hip hop beat that pairs perfectly with SoLonely’s vocals. His lyrical versatility is on full display as SoLonely’s transcendent voice echoes out, radiating a wave of relaxation and introspection. Having experienced loss and struggles with mental health himself, it is easy to tell that SoLonely gives everything he has into this original piece.

Beginning his musical journey at 17 by recording music in his bedroom, SoLonely has clearly come a long way since. With over 70 million streams, the now 22-year-old singer-songwriter and rapper plans on continuing to shine light on mental health and self-therapy through his upcoming projects.