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.
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:
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.
One of the rising stars of America’s EDM scene, Wicked Empire, otherwise known as Chris Dickinson, manages to balance a career in the US army with the life of a house/techno producer and in-demand DJ. Blow the Roof off is his latest track and has already, it seems, been given the blessing of some passing cheerleaders! Here, Chris discusses his influences and plans for the future.
Whilst disco might seem like a genre of the past, back in the 70s when people were still wearing flared trousers, Anna Chiara and Felicia Singson of Tsunami Section are resurrecting a touch of the style in their brand of catchy pop music.
‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’, their new single, fuses an infectious pop-hook with a foot-tapping beat that you’ll find it hard to not move to. Consequently, the track is the perfect dance-floor anthem, whether you’re looking back to you disco days or you’re a regular frequenter of the club.
However, ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ is not just a great track for the ears, there’s subtext behind it too. Exploring the idea of karma in a positive sense, the track, written by Oliver Fell-Holden, looks at how no matter what life throws at you, there is always another chance.
The duo have a strong musical pedigree too, having performed at over 100 venues in the past, whilst Anna has even recorded an album with famed London producer, David Ezra.
Elani is the musical vehicle of Mali based musicians Wambui Ngugi, Brian Chweya and Maureen Kunga.
Having met whilst competing against each other at a music festival in Mali, the trio found that they shared a lot in common and had an inspiring affinity for creating music.
Having already released their debut album Barua ya Dunia, further work from the group has been highly anticipated and now they are back with their infectiously catchy single, ‘Kookoo’.
With a get-up-and-dance afropop style, Elani are a great discovery for those who like their fusion music. The trio appear to work seamlessly together, their vocals blending pleasingly between one another.
Elani have collaborated and worked alongside major artists such as Jose Chameleone and Sauti Sol and have even featured on the Pakistani music television series Coke studio.