Pop | Atlanta Rising TalentCi Majr drops debut EP

Posted by on April 19, 2021

In keeping with the bright and sparkling pop soundscapes and narrative lyricism Ci Majr introduced us to through the addictive “Summer Drug” and scintillating indie anthem, “Guillotine”, Ci Majr returns to further unpack the good, the bad and the ugly of romantic love in her dazzling and highly anticipated EP, Side Effects. As Ci Majr’s first full-length project of this kind and her third release of what has been a very strong year for the upcoming singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, the Side Effects EP is somewhat of a magnum opus for the Atlanta native, the journey to which has been a labor of love amongst friends, resulting in a specially curated, 5-track project several years in the making. Sticking to her well-loved approach of narrative and widely relatable songwriting, Ci Majr presents fans and listeners with a bittersweet project which ebbs and flows from track to track, immersing the listener in dramatic storylines, endearing characters and lovestruck misadventures. In Ci Majr’s characteristically warm and charming nature, Side Effects sees Ci Majr explore the thrilling highs and bitter lows of romantic love over shimmering pop beats and playful piano chords, delicately narrating the life cycle of a passionate but short-lived relationship, from its conception into its afterlife, each track with its own unique story and point of view. Tune into the EP above now and read a quote from Ci Majr below now!

“By late summer of 2020, I had about 20 demos and realized it was time for me to put out my first project. I talked to my friend Féz about it who helped me narrow it down to 5 and he agreed to produce the project. It’s really cool because Féz even described how there are some musical themes and instruments he used to tie it all together and I just love how it truly feels like a very well rounded body of pop songs. The visuals were also a very important part of creating the EP. I found Maggy Swain on Instagram and she just had this ethereal/dreamy style of photography that is just so eye-catching and gorgeous.” – Ci Majr

Pop, R&B | Watch The Fierce New Visual for Mulay’s “Antracyte”

Posted by on January 19, 2021

Rising Berlin-based alternative R&B singer-songwriter/producer/artist Mulay just dropped this enticing new music video for her song “Antracyte” ahead of her forthcoming EP that is dropping via Groenland Records. Tune into the sassy single above now and keep your eyes on Mulay, she’s got something special going on here. Read a quote from her after the jump!

“ANTRACYTE is the intro and title track to my debut EP. It’s the soundtrack to the birth of a villain and captures the moment of complete honesty to yourself about the awareness of doing wrong by the ones you love while feeling the inability to turn around. It’s about the desire to taste forbidden fruits, to cross and explore what lies beyond the line and the self-empowering feeling of playing by your own rules defeating the fear of consequences and the power of moral concepts. ANTRACYTE tells a story of contradicting emotions, a story of love, lust, pain and a longing for more. It’s about facing your own darkness and sins, about self-revelation, emancipation and about paying its price, resigning to your fate.”

Hip-Hop | Sugi Dakks Gets Deeply Rooted on new EP

Posted by on November 12, 2020

If you’re a fan of Anderson Paak and Eminem you will likely be a fan of Sugi Dakks music, especially this new ‘Deeply Rooted’ project. The soulful/funky/jazzy influenced hip-hop stylings are a breathe of fresh air in the current clip of rap. The 7-track-release can be streamed above, check out a quote from Dakks on the project below.

‘Deeply Rooted’ is an EP that explores my personal identity, the identity of others, and how we come to shape our identities. When it comes to racism, self-hatred, prejudice, bias, discrimination, and all forms of inequality, all of these are deeply ingrained in our society and deeply ingrained in most everyones personal story. Through this EP, I was able to share my story of how I viewed myself, how it differed from the viewpoints of my peers and the general society, and how bigotry is such a destructive engine that ruins people’s lives, livelihood, and self-worth.”

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Alternative | Berne turn up the ‘heat’ with debut climate change EP, ‘STAY’

Posted by on October 6, 2020

Berne expertly combine a distinct mix of abstract and often cerebral lyricism with emotive, vivid imagery, haunting harmonies and dark melodies on their new environmentally friendly ‘STAY‘ EP. The result is an incredibly distinct sonic atmosphere, underpinned by a tenor of unity and collective responsibility towards the planet. The 4 track project (including a fifth track that is an acoustic version of the single “Oceans”) explores important themes that are well worth diving into. Check out a quote from the rising duo below and stream their debut EP above now.

 “Our debut EP is a reflection of what keeps us up at night. It comes at a time when humans need to work together towards common goals more than ever. We really believe that small changes will collectively make a big impact and that is the common thread in all the songs.” – Berne. 

Alternative, Chill | Listen to Tonner’s debut EP, Whispers in the Dark

Posted by on October 4, 2020

Tonner is the shadowy indie pop alter ego of Orlando based songwriter/producer, Matthew Tonner. His new debut EP, Whispers in the Dark, is a 8 track project that blends elements of indie rock, pop, funk and electronica. Lyrically, the EP oscillates between heartbreak and healing, delivered with a mixture of aloofness and vulnerability. The production is crisp, with choice arrangements built on swirling synths, radiant piano chords, and Tonner’s signature reverb-drenched electric guitar melodies.  Listen to Tonner’s Whispers in the Dark EP above now!

Albums | Bad Honey’s new EP will keep you ‘Awake Tonight’

Posted by on April 6, 2020

Comprising of both Lydia Clowes & Teresa Origone, Bad Honey are South East London bubbling soul-pop duo. Having already released two singles this year – ‘Easily’ followed by the captivating ‘Circles’ which boasted with major confidence, Bad Honey are finally unveiling their new EP, ‘Awake Tonight.’ The 4-track-project is filled with a soundscape that is both delicate and dreamy, tune in above now.

Bass, Dubstep | Sam Lamar Gets Mystical With The Divination EP

Posted by on November 8, 2019

Last time we saw Sam Lamar with Kannibalen Records he dropped his Major Arcana EP. Well, today he continues that magical endeavor with another EP, The Divination, on the Montreal label. This time around we get two bass singles, focusing in on the dubstep genre, but don’t expect the usual when it comes to Sam. He’s established a unique style and this EP sees the next step of his evolution. Not only does Sam Lamar have a signature style, but within each track he is able to take us on a ride through different sounds for a fresh experience. This is what bass music should be.