You Plus One
Returning to the venue in the wake of Personal Space EP, the slipstream of sound continues the surge into Ibiza-based dance. Originally from the Netherlands Tom Zeta is living it up on the party Island of Europe. Delving into rhythms and melodies with thoughtful inspirations to build the mental picture, The Click EP displays the classy original and a B-side to back it up. The title-track is written about those times when regardless of social status or time, some people simply get on well. A mutual understanding is achieved, and a strong bond of friendship is seeded within just a few moments.
A run of snare and hats shares the airwaves with pulsations of bass that dig deep into a funky groove. Synthesiser sounds then begin to add mechanical interstitial tones that build with the percussive layer. A rhythmic surge begins as vocals enter, feeling the click, we dance to the sensation of group comradery. A wave of rhythmic sound pushes over the track as the drums maintain a continual one-two beat into the distance. Bass and robotic sounds join in as catchy bars pulse with staggered rhythms. As The Click continues, pressure rises as new tides of flow erode the old and elevate the new over and over.
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The Dave DK Remix Of Bring It Home From Konrad Ritter & Neph Puts The Head And Heart In Action
Konrad Ritter & NEPH
Bring It Home (Dave DK Remix)
Taken from the recently released Finish Your Breakfast EP, the Dave DK Bring It Home Remix is making serious headway with the scene. A technically brilliant house music production, Konrad Ritter & NEPH once again smash the soundwaves with a dapper dose of funky rhythms and neurotic basslines. Dave DK is regarded as a top producer of dancefloor-based material. With this rendition he’s tweaked the original mix to bring out the hall-room vibes that sneak in behind the Konrad Ritter & NEPH style of jazz-funk based motoring.
A chewy bass joins a pulsing rhythm to open the tune. Catchy beats are enlivened by mysterious synth sounds that stroke and fortify various bars. A build-up of melody greets vocal samples as the rhythm is boosted with a formation of self-similar layers. Rhythmic tunes loop in the mix as the spiralling rhythms maintain a continual drive to dance. Breaks curdle with the vocal samples with additional effects that create spaciousness and atmosphere. A surge of groovy rhythm patterns then continues the piece with a hypnotic rush of melodic flow. A drapery of desirable bars flutters outward in creative and thought-provoking percussive sound.
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Popes Of Chillitown
UK Ska Rock act Popes of Chillitown have exploded on the scene in recent years with a continual run of great shows and quality music. Signed to London’s Criminal Records, Popes are ready with another killer new single. Crashmat is a song about hitting rock bottom and having to claw yourself up from the depths after refusing help all the way down. Perhaps it’s the warrior’s journey when relying on yourself is put into stark reality. A new album is ready to go at the end of June and this comes with an unmissable tour you won’t regret being a part of.
Distortion and feedback ring out as the intro riff begins to pulse with a unique melody. Slicing beats conjure a punchy riff of high-paced energy as the vocals meet guitar and bass. A thumping surge of power then carries the song forward with a rush of tidal kinesis. Brass-wind and distorted guitar slop against thudding bass and hedonistic cymbals as the adventurous lyrics push all the available boundaries. Gripping and sentimental, fruit-salad style mixing brings a whole orchestra of sound to the front as we get led by the hand through a seriously intense carnival of composition.
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Jun 2 - WOOLACOMBE Spring Classic Festival
Jun 9 - LONDON Camden Underworld
Jun 30 - ALRESFORD Wood-Fest 2023
Jul 1 - SETTLE Settle Down Festival
Aug 4 - YORK Fulford Arms
Aug 5 - DONCASTER Gig In A Field Fest
Aug 6 - BLACKPOOL Rebellion Festival
Aug 18 - DORSET Convoy Cabaret Naughty Corner
Rodney Cromwell’s Winter Palace Shimmers With Sonic Spires And Massive Horizons
The Winter Palace
Happy Robots Records
Synthpop and style go hand in hand with the ever-increasing scope of London’s Rodney Cromwell. Having seen big successes with his fan-favourite The Winter Palace, Cromwell has done what the prescription required and produced a new EP of remixes for the musicologists among us. The record contains three versions of the classic number plus an original, named Rod, Jane, and Freddy. Some of us may remember this famous trio from children’s TV and the Rainbow puppet show. Alongside the radio mix that gets our feature, listeners can also indulge in Gemma Cullingford’s (Sink Ya Teeth) take and then take a dose of Infra Violet’s rendition.
An expansive array of tones opens in a harmonious curtain of delicious sound. Spongy and luminescent synths then form melodic layers that fold and form aloft the ambient flow. A dream-pop style vocal then enters with an uplifting tune. A pattern of notes shifts and spirals with odd scale tunings as the lush atmospheric undertone continues to flush with vibrant sound. Quick drumbeats cause the music to float in lofty currents as the grounding voice keeps time with the rhythm of the heartbeat within.
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RODNEY CROMWELL / ROMAN ANGELOS TOUR DATES
Thu, June 8 LONDON - Servant Jazz Quarters
Fri., June 9 READING - Face Bar
Sat, June 10 COVENTRY - Just Dropped In
Sun, June 11 TORMODEN - The Golden Lion
X Factor International Star Rachid Aseyakhe Shows Why Cat Stevens Took Notice With Where Is The Love
Where Is The Love?
Based in the midlands since 2016, Rachid Aseyakhe (As-E-Ak-He) is a very welcome migrant from the not-so-distant shores of Morocco. Brought up in a highly musical family, Rachid took to sound like a dove to the sky and quickly found his own roots in the field. In 2007 he ploughed his way to the latter stages of Morocco’s X Factor, only losing out to reasons of taste rather than skill. Having covered a famous song by Yusuf Cat Stevens, the icon of bearded acoustica himself had only good things to say about the rendition. Known for covering Arabic songs with a modern and fresh take, Rachid Aseyakhe demonstrates that he isn’t limited to one sound. Where Is The Love opens one more wing in the museum of music that Rachid Aseyakhe carefully curates.
Soulful keyboards open as the song begins. Rachid Aseyakhe has a splendid voice, full of character of passionate technique. A delicate ballad ensues as the melody gracefully runs its fingers over the memories and images the song portrays. Minor chords flicker in the background as major keys elevate the positive elements that dance with the nostalgia. Sometimes life can be empty and the song seems to fill that blank space with something to make it more comfortable. As Where Is The Love progresses, the music swells with drums and guitar that spiral upwards in a motion of freedom and hope. Finishing on a melodic interlude, we’re treated to an otherworldly venture into blues, soul, and something else.
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Maybe It’s Time Someone Took Some Of Us Away So Let’s Take This Journey Of Sound
The Flowers Of Hell
Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
From Odes LP
The world-famous musical genius Lou Reed publicly endorsed this album in 2012 when the original classic first made space for itself on the music shelves. Since then, The Flowers Of Hell have become a force of their own, liberating several mental landscapes via the medium of music through a continual writing and recording process with plenty of shows in the meantime. Now with a deluxe edition that can be purchased when in stock, this career making album and definitive addition for any Flowers Of Hell connoisseurs that are perhaps reading this very article, the music of the record gets another swing on the bat. Let’s get it out of the park. A covers album, the music reinvents several well-known and home-grown material in a new and memorable sound-good way.
Sombre piano begins with a serenade sensation as the vocal begins. Deep sounds resonate with tone as other instruments quietly join in. A rush of cymbal brings the chorus, we know the song and the tune. Piano, violin, and other sounds form a smooth spread of delicious jam that gives us a flavour of the band’s genuine skill. Brass begins to take control with the next chapter of the music, as the intensity builds like an endorsement from Lou Reed, the band coalesce in an ever-moving water of harmonious pool for gazing in, perhaps without a care.
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