Love Me Like
Catchy dance music has a great future as Mia Hope brings her long list of talents to the genre. This latest single sees the fascinatingly attractive artist further her reach with her stage and dance-floor style. Since an early age, inspired by music and performance, Mia Hope has studied her skills and even attended Sylvia Young Theatre School. Her modern song-writing draws on the language of Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga, bringing a feminine allure to great sounding hooks and melodies.
A muffled intro peels back the quiet with a sprinkling of pretty synthesiser. Bass and drums then smash through as the effects fall back to give full voice to the music. Mia Hope sings with buoyant motifs that fling across the dancing melodies strung to throbbing beats. She continues with a chorus that breaks down into a vocal solo that shines with clear quality. The music builds up once more across the span of a new verse before the memorable chorus hits us one more time.
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Born in sunny Madrid and now living it up in London, 80s fantastica essentialist Mike Walsh is keeping busy growing his musical garden. Drawing on the enthusiasm for thought left behind by the likes of Jim Morrison of The Doors and antiquity's Seneca, Mike Walsh adds his own brand of uniquism to the patchwork blanket of personality that decorates his talents. This is single number four and in just short time, Mike Walsh has landed a record deal and a growing number of intelligentsia that dig his compositions.
Wind and resonant undertone gush into the mix, carrying the voice as Mike Walsh enters. His clear and manicured voice paints wholesome depth with melodious charm. Guitar and drums rise with quick yet laid-back strokes, sensual and evocative harmonies lean in closer as Mike Walsh delivers with shining ability both in sound and song-writing. Catchy chorus chords jiggle with effervescent melody to counterweight the intimate and hypnotic verses.
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When We Were Kids
Liza Flume Remix
Electronic music with a twist of house reinvents the classic track When We Were Kids. The Ireland based five-piece merge glittering electronic sounds with pulsating beats to clothe the scaffolding left behind by bright and forward-facing artists. Remixing classics with a global experience, EHCO is well—versed in the scene and its direction. Headed up by Eoin Whitfield and Jessy Lord, the band bring to life a fantastic and unique sound that fits comfortably on the platform that naturally grows beneath them.
Wholesome bass rises in a sultry pace as sensual female vocals scatter the pulse with inflection. Deep and resonant beats thump in passionate bars as the song opens into harmonies and melodious flow. Drums patter across the avenue of sound lined by imaginative and moody vocal-lines. Various passages of synthesiser join in the flow as tonality launches the progression into further fields. Novel sounds reinvent the musicality as the verses move seamlessly from one to the next. An emotion filled swagger lingers as the music surges with dancing uplift with each passing wave of composition.
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Sorrow Upon You Now
Now signed to the spectacular Criminal Records, Mick Southerland has already been enjoying millions of music streams before he released a record. Having heard his uploads and been blown away by the level of genuine support from friends, family, and fans alike, it seems only natural to snap him up and make the press. With his electronic sound that's inspired by bands like U2 and The Flaming Lips, a David Bowie atmosphere links the whole thing together. Bringing out warm and resonant synthesiser and applying a keen ear for hooks, this latest track has already blasted out on radio sets around the globe and will continue to do so.
Guitar with vibrant under-effects bursts into tune as synthesiser rumbles and shimmers underneath. Mick Southerland begins to sing, his style immediately hits as resembling David Bowie and yet the composition lends itself to all the modern sounds once far out of reach. Sculpted pads fill the chord progression with sparkling enthralment as verse blends into chorus. Layers of rhythmic harmony ripple like lines in the sand rushing past as we run the long-distance with swift pacing. Catchy and uplifting, the title becomes the chorus line as the sensation somehow feels right.
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Gramatik & Luxas
Now living in New York, the Slovenian music producer Gramatik is enjoying a continual run of fan-building and scene setting releases. Since his early days of making lo-fi hip-hop on his home computer and listing them for sale, the prolific sound masher has become a massive force in the genre with people all over the world enjoying his sounds. In recent years, Gramatik has tokenised his catalogue with a GRMTK token on the blockchain. Collaborating with Luxas and Audioglyphs, the artist builds on his shared vision that began in 2020 with the reimagining of the Cyberpunk 2077 Soundtrack. This latest single brings music fans through the gates and into the world of lossless NFT audio.
With a warm crackle of vinyl and a whoosh of lush synthesiser, a bass tone creeps through the droning harmony. Building up in amplitude, a surge of intensity rises to a heavy thump bass as the progression evolves into sombre melody. An industrial reverb clatters on scattered rhythms as the thunderous bass continues to throb with presence. Voice sounds mingle in phonic inflections that warp under ethereal majesty. Another break gives rise to arpeggio style synthesiser that dances and ripples in a twinkling progression that bubbles with luminosity. An upward current pushes us through audio spheres that grow in spacious abstraction until it closes.
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Billed as a Future Star by the luminary Pete Tong and listed as One To Watch by Dancing Astronaut, Lane 8 has fulfilled all expectations and broken the scene in more places than we can count. Producer and DJ David Goldstein is now on the bill again with a brilliant new single. Nuclear Lethargy, released on his own home-brewed record label This Never Happened, ramps up the energy and settles the scores all in one go.
On deep and sensual bass, the music unveils into muffled synthesiser melody. The amplitude rises in the mix as chords and motifs enjoy a smooth ride on steady 1-2 beats that grow and intensify as each bar passes. The melody continues to punctuate the sonic sculpture with continual evolution of tone. Then, the rhythm section and undercarriage pauses as a new found energy takes over with the tune. As the velocity continues on the perfectionist loops, a break brings a brilliant rise of percussion and bass that thumps with dancing sentiment. Progressive and spectacular, Nuclear Lethargy carries an ambience and dream-state that happily accepts a flight on a rocket-ship.
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