Repeat listens reveals a thoughtful episodic structure lashed together with a chugging 80s heart that allows modern yet dramatic vocals to flutter and shimmer high above. It’s fun, and also comes across as strangely sincere in its unabashed openness and primary-colour aesthetic.
Offering dance pop classics galore, the playlist makes for the perfect choice when looking to balance nostalgia with contemporary sound design.
Not only is the vocal talent and versatility clear, but the writing reflects the late-night thoughts and concerns of many of us, and the music follows its own notably artistic, unpredictable pathways.
The accompanying visuals suit the changing mood of the track perfectly well – these colors being thrown around at the blank white canvas of a wall seems to pair up beautifully with the inner conflict and honest expression at the heart of the song.
As experiments go, I’d rate this as a highly successful one: nothing feels like it’s been crowbarred in, and this respect for the material has reaped genuine rewards.
“The adrenaline that rushes through your body when the crowd reacts to you is something special. There’s nothing like controlling the emotions of thousands of people at the same time.”
From SiMo’s consciousness to yours – Once Upon A Time is three and a half minutes of pure audio escapism.
A heavy beat and dashes of distortion are balanced beautifully with the emotional and skillful playing of the violin.
With the world of music and electronic music in particular being consistently dominated by men, Tim’s intention is to help re-balance the scales, by actively seeking out female producers to have their way creatively with a brand new track.
Fresh from the album Love Songs To Die 2, and featuring the delicately soulful vocals of Gilda Betancourt, producer NOSTROMO showcases impeccable sound design and dance prowess with this single.
Fusing the utter high energy of EDM, synth-soaked and fast-paced, with the anthem-like backbone of authentic hip hop, Win Win breathes creative life into the concept of hard work and dedication as a means for success.
Increasingly showing the rest of us how it’s done, producer L30N5 manages to release more new music, at a supremely high quality, whilst juggling the full-time responsibilities of school and work outside of the studio.