After years of being a byword for throwaway singles and a form of music which relied more on your ability to be able to work out which lead fits in which socket than musical skill. Now, or more accurately in the recent past, a breed of dance music producers has emerged which goes some considerable distance to show that artistry, skill and emotion have a significant role to play in the genre.
Symptomatic is Luuk Lagrange’s “Invisible”, which takes a leaf out of Sigma’s book and combines drum n bass with a more thoughtful structure, incorporating far more melody than you might ordinarily associate with it. “Invisible” is commercial yet has a real musicality and dance music understanding that it could lead to much bigger things.
Kalada, a brand new act from North West London has been hard at work, and now has something great to show us, the ‘Bussa Move’.
Yes, that’s right, the brand new single ‘Bussa Move’ is getting everyone excited, and with a little social media competition on the go, more and more buzz is surrounding the songs release. The track is a beautifully arranged blend of Brazilian inspired music with modern day hip-hop and dance.
The track also has had the music video makeover treatment, with a recently released video opening up the visual market, making Kalada an unstoppable force.
Donegan have released Reminisce, the first single from their debut concept album, “First XI”, a collection of songs which has taken 20 years to write, record and curate. Donegan is an eponymous family band: songwriter Thomas sings and plays piano, organ, guitars and synths, with Emmet on guitar, mandolin and vocals. The new album and its singles prosper from collaboration with renowned producer Chris Coulter, who recently took Arcane Roots to no. 1 in the UK Indie charts.
Reminisce, is a catchy, radio-friendly soft rock track, dominated by synths and piano, whose smooth yet plangent tone is simultaneously uplifting, reflective and insistent. It explores the excitement of a first liaison and a passionate rebuttal of those who doubt its veracity or significance. For fans of light indie singer-songwriters and MOR chorus-led ditties, this could be right up your street.
A call to anyone and everyone to be who you want to be, and be proud of it.
The new song ‘Gay’, by Hunter is making the rounds as a modern day voice of the people. With a powerful message underlining the unique melodies and eclectic instrumentation.
The song gravitates around the narrative of one man declaring his sexuality to another who is not 100% open to the idea. The song has a number of references to how Hunter feels towards discrimination, “I’m a Bigger man, Bigger man than you”.
However, Hunter has stated that this song is for everyone and anyone, as it is a call to accept who you really are and what you want to be.
Spreading the message one track at a time, Hunter seems to be on a roll, so be sure to check him out:
Olisha Naiker has just released new song ‘Strangers’ and wants EVERYONE to hear it!
Creating original classic pop songs for a generation and bored with manufactured bands, Olisha debuts her new single ‘Strangers’.
‘Strangers’ which has a cool and atmospheric video to accompany it, in which she showcases her strong, alluring voice. The video shows viewers on how to let someone go who is now a stranger. She wants the video to be a great influence on her viewers.
Olisha has come back with her new single with a bang.
Being influenced from artists such as; Michael Jackson and Jay Sean, Olisha has been very passionate about music from a young age.
Come and watch her very inspirational video, you wont want to miss!
You can watch it below:
‘Strangers’ has a potential to have a huge break out in mainstream music as well as the Asian market.
Making his way to the top is no easy task, however, DJ, Producer and performer Roman Zayats is making sure there will be a place for him secured among the greats.
Now based in Russia, where he is also currently recording and working. His passion for music has been creeping in and out throughout his life and now he sees the opportunity to take his music to new heights.
As well as being a entrepreneur involved in the electrical business, Roman has electrified his recent creation. Drawing inspiration from famous artists and DJ’s such as David Guetta, The Weeknd, Depeche Mode and Tears for fears, you could call his new creation somewhat of a Frankenstein of influences.
His recent single release ‘Cold’, will have people turning up the volume on their stereo systems. As well as this, Roman is aiming to surprise audiences with mystery guest singers, sure to be a treat for all music lovers.
The formidable forces that join together to make ultra talented group Crack Of Dawn.
Their recent release ‘Spotlight‘, is a culmination of brand new songs and re-recordings of some of the old classics. With leading track ‘Spotlight‘, the supporting tracks such as ‘Somebody’s Watching You’ and ‘Boobie Ruby’, this brand new release is assured to be a great instalment into the Crack Of Dawn Back Catalogue.
This will all come from the brains that managed to be the first black group to be signed by a major record label, as they were discovered by Otis Redding’s producers. Along side this, having the achievement of outselling Earth, Wind and Fire.
Guitarist Carl Harvey, Rupert Harvey, Alexis Baro; keyboardist Bela Hayman; drummer Carl Otway, bassist Charles Sinclair all mixed with the soulful voice of Michael Dunston are all set for the musical journey ahead.
Be sure to check them out.