Albums, House | Hong Kong’s Very Own MJ Kuok Unveils Impressive New Album ‘Atlas’

Posted by on September 9, 2021

With large success already under his previous artist monikers JUN and MMXJ, Singaporean artist MJ Kuok is arguably one of the most exciting names currently coming up within the electronic music scene of Hong Kong. His long career started back in 2009 when he took the stage at Singapore Idol as a finalist, and later went on to DJ in major regional festivals such as ZoukOut and massive events such as Djakarta Warehouse. Over the past years, MJ Kuok has truly discovered his love for electronic music production, consistently sharing tunes that have landed on major YouTube outlets, received support from numerous editorial Spotify playlists and even been placed in Mediacorp’s broadcast of the 2016 Olympic Games

Now, following a lengthy and exciting rollout, MJ Kuok is finally ready to unveil his brand new album ‘Atlas’ in full, which front-to-back makes up for a truly exciting project. Driven by stunning melodies, subtle kicks and irresistible deep house energy, ‘Atlas’ is the culmination of years of experience, taking listeners on an auditory journey unlike any other. As the DJ and producer explains, this album represents his growth in self-discovery, as through its tracks he shares his first-hand life experiences in fulfilment, love, and even becoming an adult. 

I have dabbled in quite a number of aspects in the music industry from being a singer-songwriter to performing at major electronic festival circuits as a DJ to now, music production and ultimately rediscovering and finding a true sense of comfort in feel-good beats that I work on. Every song in ‘Atlas’ not only sheds light on a personal moment or experience but also captures an all-encompassing positive theme of hope and courage,” reveals the talented artist. 

Alongside the release of ‘Atlas,’ MJ Kuok has shared a collection of one-of-a-kind NFTs, that combine beautiful landscapes with modern stylizations, allowing viewers to be transported to an artistic paradise. MJ Kuok will also be taking part in this month’s TikTok Music Night #HouseParty edition on 17 September 2021, Thursday 7:30PM (GMT+8) via the @TikTokMusicNight account. There he will perform his music via livestream, representing Singapore alongside artists from the APAC and ANZA regions.  

Albums | “Icarus” by juuku will tear down dance floors

Posted by on August 12, 2021

juuku is a force to be reckon with. The song holds a controlled power as it slowly builds in vibes and layers, spiraling into a tremendous explosion of booming trap injected vibes that still have an emotional backdrop to them. The pulsating layered vocals throughout really help bring this one to life, and each time the song builds its use of layered sonics can be heard expertly coming into play: bleeding into a repeating phrase that closes out the three-minute auditory experience. Check out a quote from juuku below:

“Ive been searching for a new sonic landscape to add onto my vision. I’ve pushed myself more and more every single day just to find a sonic emotion that describes me at this stage of my career. Icarus pushes these boundaries for me, and i’m able to find a new dimension to the music that has made me whole”

Albums, Future Trap, Pop | Rubayne Finally Unleashes Infectious Debut EP ‘Get Together’

Posted by on July 23, 2021

Still buzzing off the success of his infectious, R&B-infused bass single “Trail Of Broken Hearts” featuring vocalist B Sims, Dutch talent Rubayne is gearing up for the release of his most ambitious project to date, his debut EP Get Together. The versatile producer has been consistently putting out single after single over the past years, and is finally ready to take things to the next level with this exciting EP, which marks the epitomy of Rubayne’s “Positive, Encouraging, Energetic and Cool” sound, while bringing together various influences from Hip Hop, Pop, R&B and electronic music. 

Featuring a huge roster of talented vocalists, the project’s tracklist brings infectious and summery vibes to the table. Songs like “Get Together” featuring Cam James and “Sober” alongside JDOVE and Tien perfectly showcase Rubayne’s knack for crafting radio-ready hits, while cuts like “Up Already” with Tun and “This Time” with SOME combine explosive future bass aesthetics with unmatched pop sensibilities, proving just how truly promising Rubayne’s career is.

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Albums, Deep House, House | EQRIC Shares Impressive 3-Track EP “Dark Lies”

Posted by on July 10, 2021

Without a doubt one of the most exciting dance acts to watch right now, EQRIC is experiencing the strongest year in his career to date in 2021. Having just hit 1,5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and being ranked among the Top 100 Canadian musicians, the young talent has seen his name on some of the platform’s most prestigious dance playlists, among them Mainstage, Dance Brandeu, Chillige Bässe and many more. He has also been featured on SLAM! Radio and numerous other radios around Europe, particularly in high rotation in Russia with his songs “Let Me Love You” and “Love You Like A Love Song,” which has also amassed 34k Shazams.

Marking one of his biggest releases to date, EQRIC has now just unveiled his brand new EP, coming to Nightblue Music & Deep Universe to share Dark Lies. Featuring infectious vocals from Britt Lari on two songs, and Joanna on “Can’t Handle My Love,” which was included in New Music Friday Russia, New Music Friday Ukraine, and Dance Brand New Russia, Dark Lies is the perfect showcase of EQRIC’s unmatched skills within the studio, seeing him bring together dark pop and deep house in a masterful way.

“‘Dark Lies’ encapsulates a meaningful stage in my life, sharing an original body of work using the artistic styles I’ve developed throughout my musical career. I worked closely with Britt Lari and Joanna to write this collection of original songs, and designed the album artwork myself, to create a unique and cohesive EP,” says EQRIC.

Albums | MDL CHLD Unveils His Most Ambitious And Inclusive Video To Date With “Funk (About You)”

Posted by on July 4, 2021

MDL CHLD pka/ Chris Corsini just released his most inclusive video to date, bringing together a talented team of BIPOC, Queer and Deaf people for empowering anthem “Funk (About You)”,  which features Rights Activist Nicole D’Amato. Working both on and offscreen, the music video’s crew was a mixture of people from both North & South America, Europe and Africa, including a cast of trans women and gay men, as well as a Deaf Black Female ASL Coach, a Deaf Caption artist, a Queer costumer designer, a gay make up artist, a Queer choreographer, and a BIPOC team in Toronto filming Nicole D’Amato’s green screen scene. 

MDL CHLD is doing amazing work in reshaping the accessibility and inclusivity in both the arts and spiritual communities. His Tarot readings and spiritual workshops are accessible for all, and have been enjoyed by people all around the world, while his skills as a Certified ASL/English interpreter have allowed him to interpret concerts for Jay-Z, Panic! At The Disco, Shawn Mendes, Jonas Brothers and many more. 

Albums | Golf Clap Drops House Heater “Lose It” on hau5trap

Posted by on June 10, 2021

Making a massive debut on deadmau5’s hau5trap imprint, Golf Clap shines in his brand new “Lose It.” Out now worldwide, the four-on-the-floor fire is chock-full of larger than life snares and booming synths. Constantly reinventing the wheel, Golf Clap melds timeless house beats with nuanced basslines to create an effortless track best suited for moving and grooving into the early hours of the morning.

“The idea behind ‘Lose It’ was to create something simple yet effective and hopefully make it timeless in the process. Most music these days seems overly complicated and I wanted to really drive the point with a super solid baseline and kind of let that speak for itself.”Golf Clap

Albums, House | Barron S Shares A Powerful Message With Fresh Single “Bo$$ Bitch”

Posted by on June 3, 2021

Aiming to inspire women to step into their power, speak their truth, and live their lives authentically, buzzing DJ Barron S has just released her brand new single “Bo$$ Bitch.” The highly anticipated tech house gem followed Barron S’ “The Bo$$ Bitch Project,” which saw the DJ feature a different female identifying leader on her Instagram each day for 30 days, ranging from ScarlettBoBo Canada’s Drag Race Superstar to Caroline Frolic, the only Female Sportsnet Broadcaster, and many more. 

“I wanted to write a song about being a ‘BO$$ BITCH’ because the word ‘bitch’ has been used against women so many times,” explains Barron S. “In the past we’ve really used this word as a way to knock strong & powerful women down. So when I went into the studio I was inspired to write this song as a way of reclaiming the word.”

“A lot of women that we’ve been throwing that word at are actually demonstrating qualities that if seen in a male we’d attribute them to him being a BOSS or a leader.”

Barron S has seen massive accomplishments throughout her career within the music industry, most notably touring alongside pop superstar Rihanna on her “Anti World Tour“ and being the 1st Female DJ in the NHL. With this powerful new single out now, and definitely a lot more in the works, we’re super excited to be following Barron S and see where she heads next.