Nej!Las – “Wash Out”

With our ears constantly to the ground (and consequently, always with neck ache) we felt obliged to check out this track from Detroit-based Nej!Las, which is doing crazy numbers on soundcloud.

Ordinarily, we’d pass over something as generally faceless and personality-free as techno, but that label does it no favours and, frankly, misleads an audience that would more than likely, really enjoy it.

Yes, the sounds come courtesy of a machine but the depth and texture of the atmosphere created are more in keeping with the scores of modern cinema – dark; edgy; suggestive, yet without giving you a simple narrative to follow. This is music for people who invest at least SOME input into the listening experience themselves – who allow themselves to be swept away and to formulate their own images to fit the music. Have a listen, you might surprise yourself.

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Tsunami Section: ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’

Bringing back a catchy 70s disco sound into their brand of pop music is the dynamic duo, Tsunami Section.

The duo, which is made up of Felicia Singson and Anna Chiara, take an infectious tune, written by Oliver Fell-Holden and transform it into a get up and dance anthem with their stunning vocals.

‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ is the kind of track that will get those retro-disco lovers off their sofas, but their sound is by no means outdated. A powerful beat and quality production bring the track to contemporary audiences too.

In the past, the pair have performed at over 100 venues in places such as Delhi, Mizoram and Gurgaon. Chiara is no stranger to the industry either, having recorded a full length record with London producer, David Ezra too.

Check out more on Tsunami Section:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Tsunami-Section-1201228323325942/

https://twitter.com/TsunamiSection

 

Pimlican Release R&B Fusion Hit ‘Runaw’y’

Fusing a potent blend of R&B, pop and dance music, musical collective Pimlican have followed up their single ‘B’ck 4 More/P’lya’, with their latest infectious release, ‘Runaw’y’.

Published via Pimlican’s own label, Belgrave Road Records, ‘Runaw’y’ employs a killer vocal hook with a powerful beat and unique instrumentation. It is this sort of well-crafted songwriting that has earned Pimlican airplay on Tim Robinson’s radio 6 show, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Leeds.

The inspiration for the name ‘Pimlican’ came from spending many nights in Pimlico, waiting for appointments with people involved in the music industry. The idea of the collective is to deliver unique live performances; therefore, anyone can get involved in Pimlican as long as they help evolve the live show, never sticking to a completely rigid format.

‘Runaw’y’ utilises rap to both contrast and complement the strong vocals at play in the track, so it’s a must listen for an urban music fan.

Find out more on Pimlican here:

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

Ginny Vee’s ‘Give Me Dynamite’

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Italian born singer Ginny Vee is taking house-pop circles by storm with her anthemic track, ‘Give Me Dynamite’. Ginny was spotted by former LA producer Christian DeWalden who set her up with Vanni Giorgilli and Pete Chiesa at Mind The Floor records.

The infectious single has a Northern European house sound, with a feel good style featuring Vee’s raw clear vocals. The upbeat single was arranged by Steve Manovski (co producer and co writer of Sigala’s hit single ‘Give Me Your Love’) and it was recently taken to the Amsterdam Dance Event where it was immediately snapped up by Disco:Wax (Sony).

Ginny was often pushed in other directions by her parents who wanted her to find a more solid job with security, but after dabbling in both modelling and acting for a while, Ginny chose to focus on her true passion of singing.

If Vee continues to produce club bangers like ‘Give Me Dynamite’, then she is sure to find stardom in the near future.

Listen to the teaser for ‘Give Me Dynamite’ here, which is officially out 16th December:

 http://www.ginnyvee.com/

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/ginnyveeofficial/

https://soundcloud.com/ginnyvee

https://twitter.com/GinnyVeeMusic

https://www.youtube.com/user/ginnyveeofficial

https://www.instagram.com/ginnyveemusic

Profound electro-pop EP ‘Circles’ from up-and-coming singer Francesco, aka 1ofUs

Up-and-coming Italian singer and songwriter, 1ofUs delivers his debut EP, CIRCLES, a stunning electropop record themed around his life’s journey.

Having attempted to pursue a career in music over two decades ago (he was signed to Warner at one point), the artist was forced to abandon his dreams after his project due to ‘reasons not pertaining to the music, regrettably, in the end, never eventuated’.

Pouring his creative energy into a career in Architecture, he opened his own studio in Frankfurt, Germany where he spent the next three years. He then moved back to Northern Italy where he continued to work for the next 20 years projecting buildings and vast urban areas across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Listen to ‘Home’ here: https://soundcloud.com/user-584708832

This long overdue EP sees the artist finally returning to music, reflecting on his experience with a newfound wisdom.

This is the origin of the EP title, CIRCLES,’ he explains. ‘Everything in life comes back somehow, like a circle.

No longer young, CIRCLES nonetheless feels surprisingly fresh in sound, sporting some very flashy and modern electronic instrumentation courtesy of producers Andy Whitmore and Matt Knight. Born on the border between Italy and Slovenia, his music also contains a touch of Italian/Balkan influence. The album was recorded and produced in London. Lead single ‘Home’ takes inspiration from the November 2015 Paris bombings, reflecting on the need for home as a place of peace for oneself and for others. It is a topical and highly relatable song that proves Francesco’s musical relevance and his talents as a lyricist.

As he further explains: ‘the song touches on the difficulties of being free, of loving, of being together, and the fact that this hardship must not stop the journey towards our soul.

A music video is in the works scheduled to be finished by mid-April.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/1ofUsUk/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

https://twitter.com/1ofUs_Music

Bentley Jones stuns with new EP, ‘The Prequel’

bentleyjones_inspire1Song smith Bentley Jones returns with a glowing new release combining rock, pop and electronica to create a unique sound and style. This is the most streamline release you will hear this year and something you don’t want to miss out on.

Most artists would be content in achieving less than half of what Bentley Jones has managed to over his illustrious career. His first single debuted at #5 in the Japanese Charts without any promotion and he was the first British artist to release a Japanese album on a major label. He also recorded and performed with May J and achieved several chart topping dance hits for the likes of Madonna, will.i.am, Sia and Ariana Grande to name just a few!

Having been compared to David Guetta, will.i.am and Avicii, Bentley Jones is keen to cement his place as a leading performer and so far he’s been successful in that aim.  Jones has collaborated with Curtis Young who happens to be the son of Dr Dre, on a number of releases. His version of “West End Girls” was adored by Neil Tenant and even Lady Gaga follows him on Twitter!

Listen to ‘Follow You Down’ here: https://youtu.be/tQegrTURzYs

Although Bentley is loved by the industry and fans alike, he feels it is time for change, and looks to  explore the social conformities and pigeon holed genres that are associated with male artists in his music. Having come from a labour orientated family, Bentley knows the meaning of hard work and has strived his whole life to achieve success which he feels often contrasts with the manufactured pop stars of today’s world.

Bentley Jones is a very diverse character. Not only a musician and writer, Bentley was part of a string of sold out shows with the Birmingham Opera were he utilised his extensive dance talents to great acclaim. He is also a trained fitness instructor, gymnast and swimmer whilst also being a fantastic dancer and extraordinary singer.

His infectious pop laden hooks and variance in genres and styles makes Bentley Jones an instant hit. His new tracks ooze class and style whilst getting your head bobbing and feet tapping. It is a testament to his musical genius that he manages to adhere to the established genres that made him famous whilst also being able to incorporate new influences to create truly original sounds.

Melodically, sonically and lyrically Bentley Jones has created a flawless release which will appeal to people of all walks of life and tastes in music. The EP will be released on August 31st.

Links:

http://www.bentleyjones.com/

http://youtube.com/BentleyJonesMusic

https://soundcloud.com/bentleyjones

http://facebook.com/bentleyjonesmusic

@Bentley_Jones

BowLDN ready to unveil new single ‘Survivor’

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Diagnosed with learning difficulties at a relatively late stage in his schooling, BowLDN was initially told by his mainstream school that he wouldn’t pass his GCSE exams. Taking the decision to leave behind a school who had lost faith, he studied for his GCSEs at a YMCA training school, eventually passing each subject and specialising in music.

Moving on to college, he once again found himself lost in the shuffle, and getting in with the wrong crowd. A scrape with the law left him sentenced to one year’s probation and 30 hours community service.

Encouraged as part of his sentence to join a drama group called Bare Truths, BowLDN met a supportive group of people who allowed him to express himself creatively for perhaps the first time. Once his sentence was up, and he was no longer required to attend the group, he continued anyway – learning with each session and honing his creative outlet.

This work has allowed him to express himself through his music, the result being the new track ‘Survivor’. It’s a fitting song for someone who has worked hard against the odds and come out with something to show for it.

The latest example of his unusual sound is his track ‘Survivor’, a fittingly named single about overcoming adversity to make a better life for yourself – a subject with which BowLDN has a lot of experience.

https://soundcloud.com/bowldnmusic/bowldn-survivor-prod-by-dj-shaw-t

The next step is the release of ‘Survivor’ on June 22nd. From there – who knows?

Pre-order here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/survivor-single/id994192362

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/bowldnmusic

https://www.facebook.com/BowLDNMusic

https://twitter.com/BowLDNMusic

https://instagram.com/bowldnmusic/