Alternative | RUBBER connect with NIC HANSON’ via “REASON THAT YOU CAME HERE”

Posted by on June 3, 2021

Philadelphia’s Rubber have been causing quite the stir in the industry lately, and their latest offering ‘Reason
That You Came Here’ is a track that is too good to ignore. Taking a trip into psychedelica, the funky duo adopt warped synths and electro-pop rhythms that play as a sultry backdrop for the alluring narrative. Sewing sound samples into the lyricism, they use peppered percussion to build up to a killer chorus that is shimmering with gorgeous falsetto harmonies, with a charming attitude akin to that of Anderson.Paak. Complimenting each other in their varying musical tastes, singer Andrew Loper and multi-instrumentalist/producer John Della Franco have struck gold with the track, which features a groove-laden verse from fellow Philadelphian Nic Hanson . “Reason That You Came Here is all about confidence and not giving a flying fuck” Rubber explains,

It’s about anticipating that feeling of being in a room and having all the eyes on you, being the center of attention, and owning it. Being cooped up this past year has been an intense and tiring experience. For us and many other artists, the return of shows has been the one light at the end of this tunnel that we are desperate to catch a glimpse of. We just booked our first hometown show for June 10th at Sunflower Philly so that light is well within reach now. This song is the perfect capstone to this era of our career, live music is popping up again after this long pandemic winter, andwe will once again be the reason that you came here, to the show, for a night of connective, energetic, eclectic music”.

Electronic | Axel Thesleff Drops New Track, “2 Down”

Posted by on December 11, 2020

Axel Thesleff recently put out an uplifting melodic bass infused single and music video for a track called “2 Down” and it’s a feel good track that is much needed with everything going on in the world right now. The single represents letting go of the cycle of negativity to welcome one’s inner light and forgiveness. Ethereal vocals and synths in flux pair with a mother’s journey through meadows and streams of Lapland as she overcomes the worst of sufferings and finds a gratitude towards life. Check out a quote from Axel on the release and the visual below, under that watch the video for “2 Down “. Enjoy!

“The 2 Down music video depicts a journey of a lonely backpacker in a vast, dreamlike landscape of a never-ending mountain range. The traveler seems to be completely lost in thought. Painful memories start to arise from the past and she is forced to dive into them. She must fight the demons of guilt, blame, and sorrow within in order to break free from this mental dissonance and find forgiveness, acceptance, and gratitude to replace them. The story is about overcoming the worst of sufferings and clearing one’s mind from agony. It’s about facing one’s deepest fears and painful emotions head-on and growing from them as a person. No one is perfect and sometimes one needs acceptance in order to move forward in life and strive to do one’s best. Life is short, and we should be spending it loving each other instead of fighting. Ultimately, 2 Down is about gratitude towards life”. -Axel

Albums | French Duo, My Dear, present a perfect song for the Summertime

Posted by on June 14, 2017

Out from retirement comes Dshaq. Today we have a fantastic offering from the French duo, My Dear. Very reminiscent of heavy 80s synthesizer music, A Day With You breaks their previous tracks’ molds and gives us a beautiful Nu-Disco track for the upcoming Summer months. A simple guitar riff leads the way during this one, with a powerful chorus to match. My Dear only has a couple tracks listed on their Soundcloud, but I would highly recommend checking out their other stuff – especially “Standing in This Dream”. Enjoy!

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Electronic | Proximity Records Announces New Label & Releases first single “Candles”

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Proximity founder Blake Coppleson has a lot to be celebrating at the moment with the official launch launch of Proximity Records this week! To celebrate this exciting launch, they just released their first single “Candles” with Grammy-nominated artists Morgan Page & Steve James. An infectious electro-pop single with dreamy vocals and percussion-lead builds, “Candles” is the perfect addition to your Friday turn-up playlist.
Stream above or you can support the track by purchasing here!

Electronic | I Am The Elephante Remixes are here and they’re amazing

Posted by on December 15, 2016

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Elephante follows up the release of his debut EP, I Am The Elephante, with a diverse, forward-looking remix pack featuring contributions from Candyland, Speaker Of The House, cln, Instant Karma, and more. Seven tracks overall, the package infuses deep house, future bass, electro, and more of today’s freshest sounds into a project that has already gained over 12 million plays on Spotify and reached #2 on the iTunes Dance Albums chart, while also seeing its lead single “Closer” climb to #18 on Billboard’s Dance Airplay chart and #4 on SiriusXM BPM’s weekly Top 20 countdown. This pack is fire from beginning to end, and is a perfect twist to an already fantastic EP. Elephante just announced his new tour, so be sure to link up with the man via his socials and get the full scoop and tour dates.

Chill | Caden Jester takes us to Fireplaces

Posted by on December 9, 2016

It’s been quite some time since we last covered Caden Jester, but the wait has been worth it, damnit! Re-uniting with pop-star vocalist in the making Christopher Blake, Fireplaces is as warm and inviting as the title suggests. Driven by an infectious synthesizer riff,  adn complimented by Blake’s smooth-as-Whiskey-should-be topline, Fireplaces is perfect for your after party apartment playlist.

 

 

Deep House | Nick Peters & Tom Bailey Dominate December With “Release Me”

Posted by on December 6, 2016

Nick Peters quickly follows up on the heels of his Tipsy Records debut with yet another career making single “Release Me”. This young guru of tried and true melodic house hits has additionally earned the highly sought after attention of Sony Music, who are co releasing this uplifting track featuring vocalist Tom Bailey. The combination of these two promising talents is undeniable, and with all the support on this release thus far these two artists are sure to cap off 2016 in the best way possible.

Fight the winter blues with this offering from Nick Peters and Tom Bailey and you’ll have all you’ll need to unwind. Preview it in full below, and grab your copy in stores now!