All the best new sounds from the past week.
Sub-Radio – ‘Flashback’
This Washington, DC-based sextet who make smart, danceable pop rock are currently preparing for the release of their highly anticipated Headfirst EP, due out April 18, 2018. This week Sub-Radio has released another jam of a single – a catchy masterpiece entitled “Flashback.” The track will have listeners smiling and vibing along – and attempting to perform along with the impressive moments of body percussion, which absolutely must been seen live.
Zeke Thomas – ‘Dealin With It’ remix ft. Sonta
Almost a year to the date of sharing the story of his sexual assault on Good Morning America, DJ / Producer / Activist Zeke Thomas is still going strong championing survivors. With the anniversary approaching, Zeke has shared two special remixes for his deeply personal single “Dealin With It”, which was written about his assault. This emotionally-charged remix features Chicago artist Sonta, who brought her own twist of overcoming the rampant gun violence in her neighbourhood to the anthemic track.
Blest Jones & Paul Couture -‘Pressure’
Blest Jones emerged quickly to the music scene out of Washington D.C in 2015. Beginning with a slew of featured vocals on upbeat EDM tracks, he is just now beginning to mould his unique future-pop/R&B sound. Featuring the synth-driven production of New York City producer Paul Couture, this track is one we recommend checking out.
Cheat Codes -‘Put Me Back Together’ ft. Kiiara.
Releasing their first song in almost 5 months, this soft electronic score featuring laid-back vocals from Kiiara is a sure hit from one of EDM’s most influential acts.
Rising from the glum outpost in the midwest city of Detroit, the alternative pop vocalist finds her fortunes drastically changed from just a few years ago. Now signed to Katy Perry’s label Unsub Records, she has began releasing a slew of impressive singles including the latest ‘Alright’, which has us excited to keep an eye out for her as 2018 progresses.
MNEK – ‘Tongue’
After writing for Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, and Stormzy, MNEK is finally focusing on himself and coming out with his own debut album. The lead single, ‘Tongue’ represents a new sound with heavy bassline, smooth vocals and production. With his successful history writing for other people, he has a big year in store for him with his own releases.
Logic – ‘Everyday’
‘Everyday’ is Logic’s third new song of 2018, following ‘Overnight’ and ’44 More.’ The new song has a big beat, produced by Marshmello, who has created a funky instrumental backing. The beat, along with both his ability to sing in the chorus as well as deliver lyrics quickly in the verses, gives the song a more energetic vibe than his previous 2 singles. Last year, Logic had a huge year with his breakthrough album, ‘Everybody,’ which debuted at Number 1 along with a Grammy nomination.
ARIA – ‘Call Me’
Following the release of her debut EP ‘Intro,’ ARIA has released the music video to single, ‘Call Me.’ She combines heartfelt lyrics with energetic pop, feel-good instrumentals the song creates a blend of both pop and singer-songwriter genres. The video for the track creates a surreal experience where she channels the emotionality of the song.
Haux – ‘Ricochet’
Haux has a new single called ‘Ricochet’ from his upcoming EP, ‘Something To Remember,’ out 30th March. With just piano and a muted drum melody, Haux has created an incredible sound that brings you into a world of emotions. Written on an unrefurbished and reverb heavy piano in his apartment, the lingering piano chords plus the tinge of production creates a powerful blend of indie and electronica. Following the release of the EP, Haux will embark on a 28-date headline tour across North America and Europe.
NakedElephant – ‘Raspberry Kiss’ (Jean Tonique Remix)
Parisian music producer/artist Jean Tonique puts his twist to the psychedelic/sultry track with a infectious house club rework. Tonique, who has remixed tracks for the likes of Robin Thicke, OutKast, Two Door Cinema Club, Destiny’s Child, Jay Z and Pharrell, says:“I liked the vaporous vocals of the track (Raspberry Kiss), so I started to build the remix only around them. And pretty fast it was clear to me that I had to bring this one to a house club track!”.
D Double E- ‘Nang’ ft. Skepta.
D Double E has been a notable name in London’s grime scene for over a decade releasing track with his hared-hitting signature style. Now set to release his first-ever album later this month title ‘Jackuum’, he starts with this unique London rave video teaming with the masterful lyrics of Skepta.
Italio-disco producer Mind enterprises released his groovy single ‘S.H.A.K.E’ just a few weeks back and returns with a nostalgic visual where he inhibits the role of a character humorously crossed between Bill Gates and Tony Montana.
Alex Lleo- ‘Bedroom Door’
Both timeless and emotional Alex Lleo’s mellow mood that puts any listener at ease. Set to release his debut EPON April 20th, and make his first ever London performance ssoon at the St. Pancreas Old Church, keep an eye out for the soulful guitarist and vocalist.
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