It could well be that you’re only just crawling back from a warehouse rave that started in 1991 anyway but if you’re one of the many music fans who missed the ever-exuberant strand of the dance evolution. Worry no more as Middlesbrough-based artist Jonny Morello has spent FOUR years and dozens of edits to bring you “Why Can’t We See”, an anthemic slab of uplifting house featuring the vocals of Manchester singer, Gabi. Have a listen below!
Uno Prism, aka Emma Welsby, had until recently been a employed as a percussionist for hire, playing across Europe for brands and bands, utilising her classical training to demonstrate her skills for the likes of Harley Davidson.
Her first original music releases only hint at this side of her musical talents, with Into Place, her debut track, fitting into several different fields, from nu-jazz to down-tempo to the kind of electronic dance music with smarts, as exemplified by artists such as Nightmares on Wax, DJ Food and Cinematic Orchestra.
It’s music designed to create atmosphere, not to whistle along to (though you’re more than welcome to try); it pretty much insists the listener sits down to listen to, or at least feed from in some kind of subliminally spiritual way. Emma’s vocals, though extremely assured and appropriately wistful, feel almost unnecessary, or at least just adding to the existing layers and textures.
It perhaps says a lot that Emma’s usual go-to instrument is the vibraphone, not an especially “trendy” member of the orchestra but one which offers a very unique tone, sometimes almost imperceptible but able to transmit, as the name suggests, vibrations which an audience feels as much as hears. By using fundamental understandings of her instrument, as well as the years spent as part large orchestras, Uno Prism’s track has a majestic feel to it – there’s no sense that it’s following well-travelled tropes or simply aiming to please by going taking the easy options, it’s controlled electro-jazz feel is both unpredictable yet accomplished enough not to put off those who are new to the idea of combining different styles and techniques. A shame only one track is available to judge – well worth keeping an eye on.
There’s something oddly reassuring about hearing a song which doesn’t have a gloomy back-story, tragic theme or is so loaded with effects you struggle to tell if there’s actually a human being singing it. Hitha’s newly released single is freed from the shackles of woe and instead champions self-belief and motivation, with the only warnings being not to let yourself be saddled with putting out the bins every week.
Such is the case with Hitha, a 13 year old singer trying to make it in the grown-up world but weighed down with too many chores and not enough time to do fun things. It’s not the heartbreaking story of the summer in any respect but it’s really catchy and very endearing. Bless.
With the release of Ben Ridley’s ‘Sing’, i decided to take a look at this majestic, yet to the point tune.
‘Sing’ is a fantastically arranged piece, earning Ben a spot on a long list of greats!
He manages to gain a strong and cool bravado while Perfectly encapsulating the beauty that seeps through his mind; Images of New York lights, Rainy days and the bright feeling of being in a rich and cultured environment. The main theme though however, seems to be the positivity that Ben Ridley possesses, making his tracks that bit more heartfelt.
The overall feeling that the song ‘Sing’ gives me, is that of a person who has just found a new perception on life, and who is ready and willing to take on anything.
Discrete, a rapper, singer and producer raised in the Bay Area of Northern California, is gearing up for the biggest year of his musical career so far with the first sounds from his forthcoming album, ‘Let Me Remind You’ With a style which has fleshes of E-4, G-Eazy and Max Dre, Discrete is every bit the one-man-music-machine, having control over every element, from writing to producing. Already with seven mix tapes and two label released albums under his belt, and no signs of his prolific productivity waning, the thing which really makes Discrete stand out is that no two tracks sound the same – this is an artist who is constantly moving and continually evolving.
His latest single, Move Yo Body, is the kind of infectious summer anthem that is almost tailor-made to play with the windows of your car rolled down Lyrically Discrete has been compared to artists like Kanye West and Drake with real life story telling composed into a work of art. Written, recorded and mixed by Discrete himself, it showcases an ultra-confident artist at his most playful and slick.
His new CD entitled “Let Me Remind You” features the hit songs: Move Yo Body, Try This featuring Sage the Gemini and If I Went Broke, all of which are getting significant plays locally and online. Now ready to take on the world at large, Discrete, despite his name, is going to be hard to ignore in 2018.
Andrew Small, a well respected drummer and musician who has played live with the likes of Kylie Minouge and IL Divo, however Andrew is now making his own music, and taking it out into the world.
Blessing us with brand new album ‘What happens now’, a blend of session musicians for every nook and cranny, making this out to be a momentous project. This full length album is a treat for any musicians musicians, with elements of jazz, funk, soul and R&B, this album is guaranteed not to disappoint.
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.