Adonis Butler & MIIKØ’s return is always something to look forward to. In this case, The Comedown leans in a deeply mellow direction – a smooth beat and an equally easy-going string of vocals make for a calming few minutes that feel freshly rooted in today’s sound.
Fusing a soulful and rather vintage melody-line with an ambient, lightly uplifting beat, and a classic rap flow that offers subtle yet energizing confidence – I Gotcha has the makings of a hit that could easily stand the test of time.
Shan Fernando drives with pure personality on this single Bonnie X Clyde. Bringing together elements of rock, Americana and EDM alike, the song stands out for its unusual make-up and for its quickly memorable hook.
A smooth and melodic finger-style guitar, backed by smoky and honest vocals, weave a story of a whole life left to live, and the beauty of savoring the moment right now.
Blaze by Joe Gang is a powerful, beautiful, and deep cutting endeavor into a level of emotion seldom discussed in the rap and hip hop genres. The title itself a poignant reference to both smoking and the attitude of complete emotional withdrawal.
Throughout this album you’re reminded of the starting point of this holiday we celebrate, the religious aspects and the backstory – as well as the togetherness and love that it sees us all celebrate.
“The Conrad view of the human condition and trials of the human spirit makes his work still relevant today, and to have the opportunity to ask him to break down modern society would be very enlightening and entertaining to say the least.”
Let’s start this off with a big thank you to Thomas Resurrection for keeping the gravel and grit of soulful blues-rock alive. DIRTY is one of a few recent releases that present his sound in a memorable yet partly nostalgic manner.
“No matter how much of an edge the sound has and no matter how much of a gothic touch Alterity has, there is no denying the Pop hooks, the catchy riffs in the guitars and synths, and the structure that gives way to a Pop song.”
Phillip Carrington gets freely creative on this EP Alpha. There’s no single instrument that is the heart of this project, just a thoroughly artistic connection to music itself.
If you’re searching for a playlist this winter that feels seasonal – brings warmth, calm, togetherness – but that doesn’t quite line up with the big-band, vocal-driven feel of the majority of releases, Winter Romance is easily worth a look.
Fusing electronic beats with delicate melodies and occasional hints of hard-rock, the digitally collaborative outfit offer the absolute best of everyone’s abilities in what proves to be a truly immersive and quite outstanding collection.