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Motel by Arjuna Oakes: A Psychedelic Soul Odyssey

Motel by Arjuna Oakes: A Psychedelic Soul Odyssey

Mon Jun 10 2024

Arjuna Oakes’ Motel is a swirling vortex of neo-soul and psychedelic funk that ensnares you from the first intoxicating beat. The profoundly hypnotic groove pulsates with an illicit, fever-dream vitality, its relentless rhythm draped in the illusory opulence of shimmering Fender Rhodes and kaleidoscopic synths. Yet, swirling beneath the entrancing surface, lurks a murkier undercurrent. Arjuna Oakes’ […]

The Haunting Journey of Frankie Bird's 23 - A Memoir in Music Where Past and Present Collide

The Haunting Journey of Frankie Bird’s 23 – A Memoir in Music Where Past and Present Collide

Mon Jun 10 2024

Singer-songwriter Frankie Bird’s closing track, 23, from her debut album Twenty Something, stands as a poignant centrepiece, a sonic memoir that navigates the complexities of longing for the past while embracing the present. From the outset, Bird’s endearing vocals and delicate guitar strums transport you to a place of familiarity, a warm embrace reminiscent of cherished […]

RODEO by Warren Hue: A Thrilling Sonic Joyride

RODEO by Warren Hue: A Thrilling Sonic Joyride

Mon Jun 10 2024

Warren Hue’s Rodeo gallops into uncharted sonic territory, a wild stallion of a track. Jakarta-born, Los Angeles-bred, this rising star’s latest offering from his TUNA mixtape is a genre-blurring odyssey, synthy-rock colliding with twinkling keys in an exhilarating fusion of sound. Don’t mistake this for some trite romantic jaunt down Rodeo Drive; Rodeo is a […]

She’s For The Streets: Òlah Bliss’s R&B Anthem of Vulnerability and Strength

She’s For The Streets: Òlah Bliss’s R&B Anthem of Vulnerability and Strength

Fri Jun 07 2024

With her latest mid-tempo offering, She’s For The Streets, Olah Bliss proves once again why she’s one of the most captivating voices in R&B. This slinky, spacious jam walks a tightrope of inventiveness, spinning a compelling tale over a rich tapestry of instrumentation.  Crafted by Bliss alongside CHYLD and Damian Jagroop, the production bathes you […]

The Bittersweet Beauty of Arliston's Monks of Lindisfarne

The Bittersweet Beauty of Arliston’s Monks of Lindisfarne

Fri Jun 07 2024

Love’s bittersweet ache courses through the veins of Arliston’s latest offering, Monks of Lindisfarne. The South London duo, Jack Ratcliffe and George Hasbury, have crafted a haunting ballad that will resonate with anyone who has felt the sting of unrequited love. With raw emotion and artful storytelling, this song takes listeners on an intimate journey through the turbulent […]

A Harmonious Discord: aslongas by mynameisntjmack, Wakai, and Tommy Richman

A Harmonious Discord: aslongas by mynameisntjmack, Wakai, and Tommy Richman

Fri Jun 07 2024

A melancholic piano melody gently ushers us into aslongas, where a slow, deep bassline and a groovy drum pattern establish a relaxed rhythm.  The track, taken from mynameisntjmack’s debut album “mynameisnt,” released on May 29th, features the distinctive talents of talented artists Wakai and Tommy Richman. The track’s alternating soundscapes serve as the backdrop for introspective lyrics […]

Unveiling Arrab Aktar: Aley’s Audacious Fusion of Ancient Echoes and Modern Beats

Unveiling Arrab Aktar: Aley’s Audacious Fusion of Ancient Echoes and Modern Beats

Thu Jun 06 2024

Aley’s Arrab Aktar unveils a kaleidoscopic tapestry meticulously woven with melodic arabesques and rhythmic intricacies that transport listeners into a realm where the ancient and modern intertwine. This Arabic-language offering taken from Aley‘s latest album of the same name challenges the boundaries of what we perceive as “Middle Eastern music.” The instrumentation, a rich amalgam of traditional […]

Swayin’ to the Rhythm of Desire With Tora Woloshin

Swayin’ To The Rhythm of Desire With Tora Woloshin

Thu Jun 06 2024

When it comes to capturing the thrilling rush of desire, few artists nail it quite like Tora Woloshin on her latest offering, Swayin’. This sonic seductress knows how to crank up the heat, delivering a tantalising R&B jam that oozes sensuality from every pore. Right from the opening bars, Swayin’ lures you in with its […]

Like No One Could: Unveiling the Vulnerabilities of Love With Flora Cash

Like No One Could: Unveiling the Vulnerabilities of Love With Flora Cash

Thu Jun 06 2024

An ethereal violin draws you into the lush sonic realm of Like No One Could by Flora Cash, immediately enveloping you in an atmosphere rife with raw emotion and vulnerability. As Cole Randall’s tender vocals drift in over a delicate piano melody, there’s an unmistakable sense of intimacy that pervades the track—as if you’re an inadvertent eavesdropper on […]

Alice Pisano’s Birthday: Reflects on the Passage of Time

Alice Pisano’s Birthday: Reflects on the Passage of Time

Wed Jun 05 2024

Birthday blues—that melancholic haze that settles upon countless souls as another year comes full circle. Amidst the well-wishes and celebratory fanfare, there’s an undercurrent of introspection, a reckoning with one’s hopes and fears, and the ever-elusive pursuit of having it all “figured out.” Alice Pisano’s new single, Birthday, resonates with this sentiment, striking a chord that reverberates through […]

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