Albums | 1tbsp Drops “2007”

Posted by on November 8, 2022

1tbsp is an indie-house project from Australian artist Maxwell Byrne (aka Golden Vessel) which has a sound that can be likened to a mix between Fred Again, Mall Graband Four Tet. His new track “2007” is off of an upcoming project, due out next month. Listen to “2007” by 1tbsp above now and read a quote on the release after the jump!

This idea started from a day of recording with David Versace (of First Beige), one of the first things he played was this synth line that I knew I wanted to try re-work it and speed up. After almost figuring the song out, George Nicholas (of Seekae) helped with the last few finishing touches. 2007 feelsreally influenced by a monthly club night I was throwing in Brisbane last year called “sumoclic nights” (which both David & I DJ’d). My dance music taste and love for DJing really grew and this track feels like it’s a result of that time.” –1tbsp

Albums | Rising Pop act Chayla Hope releases new LP, ‘Damn, Feelings’

Posted by on November 1, 2022

Chayla Hope is an up-and-coming Pop songstress who is on the come up. Her sophisticated take on the sounds of the ‘80s and ‘90s recalls the influence of Kate Bush, Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox and Robyn, marrying inventive arrangements with an impressive range and infectious spirit. Her new album ‘Damn, Feelings’ is a 11-track-project that is a great introduction to the Cleveland based rising singer’s music. Check it out above now!

Albums | Tobtok & Perfect Havoc Label Boss Adam Griffin Are Back With New Single “Overnight”

Posted by on November 1, 2022

Swedish dance sensation Tobtok drops potent new single ‘Overnight’ together with Perfect Havoc label boss and acclaimed producer Adam Griffin. Released on 28th October via Tobtok’s long-time label home Perfect Havoc, this new release is a feelgood house tune of the highest calibre, showcasing the duo’s feel for intoxicating pop hooks and quality multi-instrumental production. Tobtok aka Tobias Karlsson, is one of the most talented artists leading the new wave of Swedish electronic music DJ / producers. He has generated over 500 million streams globally across his original work, remixes and productions for Joel Corry, Robin Schulz and Karen Harding to name a few, on such illustrious labels as Ministry of Sound, Astralwerks, Selected and of course, Perfect Havoc.

Tobtok’s highlight outings include the Australian double platinum record, ‘Fast Car’; flexing his DJ skills on Toolroom Records’ ‘Miami Poolside’ compilation; and the 2020 release ‘New Levels’ which as well as being made ‘Tune of the Week’ on BBC Radio 1, picked up key DJ support from Sam Feldt, Sigala, Tiësto and many more.

Together with Co-founder Robert Davies, Adam Griffin has steered Perfect Havoc into one of the most in-demand independent labels around, underlined by platinum certified releases and generating over six billion global streams. His contagious house cuts include ‘The Sting’ and ‘The Stand Off’ (BBC Radio 1 Future Anthem), both produced with Tobtok, 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, and James Hurr, received several spins on BBC Radio 1’s Party Anthems and Dance Anthems, and playlisted by Capital Dance and KISS Dance. Over 25 million streams have been generated so far by this versatile label head and he’s only just getting started.

Tobtok x Adam Griffin ‘Overnight’ is out now on Perfect Havoc.

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Albums | Ari Abdul Releases New EP ‘Fallen Angel’

Posted by on October 27, 2022

20-year-old singer & songwriter Ari Abdul dropped her new EP ‘Fallen Angel’ via Slumbo Labs/RCA Records. Tune in to the deeply personal project after the jump and check out a quote from her on her debut project! Keep a tab on Ari Abdul, she’s quickly growing across the board.

“You have like these nice, lovely, innocent sounding songs. And by the end of the EP, the songs get really distorted and heavier, and the lyrics get darker. Maybe there’ll be an emotion or a little something that happens in my life in a song, but the EP is completely storytelling. We keep pretty melodies, but still have production and lyrics that completely contradict those pretty melodies.”

Albums | Ghostluvme Shares New Single “Hydro”

Posted by on October 26, 2022

Hailing from Broward County, Florida, fast-rising rapper Ghostluvme only debuted on the music scene in 2020 but has already achieved so much success early on. Having worked with renowned hitmakers such as Scott Storch (Jack Harlow, Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug), Zaytoven (Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage) and TRGC (Yeat’s “Monëy so big”), he has quickly racked up over 50 million streams across all platforms (including 30 million on Spotify) as an independent artist, and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. 

Fresh on the heels of his recent project, Mixtape, he has returned with his brand-new single, “Hydro”, produced by multi-platinum producer Brandon Finessin. Speaking further on the new release, Ghostluvme says, “This is the first track I’m dropping produced by famed producer Brandon Finessin. It came out of one amazing session, and I’ve always wanted it to be the first single off my next project. It’s inspired by the pirates and the sailors (One Piece anime).”“Hydro” is yet another impressive entry into Ghostluvme’s growing discography, and he continues to show he is one of hip-hop’s great new talents with a huge future ahead. With upcoming collabs lined up with megastars such as Future, Trippie Redd and Lil Uzi Vert, Ghostluvme will be one to watch over the coming months.

Albums | cozy kev Teases Heavier Sound With Incredible New Single “Holy Rain”

Posted by on October 25, 2022

cozy kev is a Chicago-based producer taking listeners on a celestial journey through sound by blending together elements of ethereal future bass, shadowy hip-hop beats, and raw electronic trap. His new track “HOLY RAIN” is a great introduction to his music if you have not yet heard it, so tune in to the song above now and read a quote from cozy kev on the release after the jump!

“The first drop was really intended to make you feel cool. I thought of riding through a city with the top down, just feeling myself haha. The second drop was made to intensify the emotion of the song and really just summarize the whole idea as a constant buildup into that second drop. It gets heavier as well, as I’m trying to show people that I’m gradually getting into a heavier style of music.”  – cozy kev

Albums | Rapper Austin Fox ? Returns With New Album SCORIAN VALLEY

Posted by on October 22, 2022

Virginia rapper Austin Fox ? has returned with his brand-new album, SCORIAN VALLEY. The 15-track project follows his Ranger396v album, which was released last year to a great reception. Featuring a rugged boom-bap sound with some funky neo-jazz elements intertwined with lo-fi beats and Austin’s smooth rap flow, the album is a must-hear and delves into issues surrounding betrayal that can occur with those closest to you when striving for success. As seen in several of the track titles, fire is the theme of SCORIAN VALLEY (derived from the word “scoria”, which is a volcanic rock).

Elaborating further, Austin says, “SCORIAN VALLEY is the next instalment in my discography and my most exciting project to date. The story continues with my point of view as I journey down the rabbit hole of my pursuit of musical independence within the industry. Since the journey began, it seems like things have started to ‘heat up’ and thus where the fire analogy sort of began. As the album progressed, I wanted to hit a few pockets that I have been leaving out of my music, notably singing and harmonising. The tape promotes the ideals of being content with yourself and learning how to ‘harness the flame’ that can be hard to hold in times of envy and competition.”

The album’s focus track, “Relatives”, features rising UK rapper/producer Tony Bontana, who produced several tracks on the album. The track touches on self-alignment and learning to harness the energy within oneself and is reminiscent of artists such as MF DOOM. Speaking further on the track, Austin says, “‘Relatives’ is a statement on surrounding yourself with those who have your back and are in your best interest. It’s about dealing with that trauma of betrayal from those closest to you.”