Where the first half provokes thought, intrigues and fascinates, the latter half takes hold of you in a more thorough and comprehensible way – welcoming you finally, and allowing the natural skills of the producer to work their magic purely in the way we expect EDM to.
A beautiful song, lyrically refreshing, structurally simple yet subtly creative in the same instance – long-form bars intertwine with shorter fragments of ideas. Delicacy meets with grit – images of peace are contrasted by those of violence; again subtly, just prominent enough to leave a mark.
Kicking off with the quickly anthem-like and memorably simple Lebron Solider XI, this two-track collaborative release from Mo Turk introduces an artist with a clear love for music and a natural sense of rhythm and character when delivering.
A self-proclaimed musical chameleon, Scotty Seed takes no direction from genre or industry expectations – this album underlines the artist’s inherent creative freedom; as well as his softly soulful approach to performance, and his equally free and poetic angle when writing.
Fusing the better parts of all that’s uplifting and energizing about music in general, Energy is everything the title promises and then some, progressing from a simple swagger of a moment to something multi-layered and fully immersive.
Laying out the details of a broken heart can be a difficult task, but Lorenzo opens up entirely here, bringing both personal story-telling and that inherent professional touch to the stage in a fairly fool-proof way.
Fusing the singer-songwriter purity and doubled vocals of Elliott Smith, with a Bon Iver level of delicacy, and a Passenger-inspired poetic optimism, Jameel Farruk quickly manages to melt the heart and calm the soul with this single.
Mutlu is a superb songwriter, and thanks to the organic and creatively refreshing nature of the soundscapes and set-ups that feature throughout Good Trouble, this skill is permitted the true freedom and strength it deserves; making for a playlist of original songs that connect and uplift and engage their audience in a mighty way.
Contrasting a heavy soundscape with a light, boy-next-door kind of vocal, and a melody that seems to reflect a joyful walk in the park – Leaving is a coming-of-age kind of tale that digs into life and its unexpected chapters.
Washington D.C. pop-rockers Broke Royals keep the art of the concept album alive & well. Driving with sweeping instrumental warm, smooth guitars & an equally smooth yet emotionally loaded leading voice, Saint Luxury presents a collection of superbly written songs that each tie in somehow with the project’s underlying ideas.
loaded is not only a great track – produced to the highest quality, leading with a smooth and easily memorable hook, anthem-like on the whole – it’s also a bold and striking introduction to every artist featured within.
Fusing cinematic qualities and a multitude of details, the track moves along smoothly at first, growing increasingly energetic and intense as it progresses. Alongside of this, the vocal fragments become sentences, ideas, and this sets the scene in an even more striking way.