Category Archives: Electronic

Pimlican release ‘Runaw’y’

If you like your R&B, then make sure to check out Pimlican’s new track, ‘Runaw’y’.

The producer and collaborative artist has a knack for creating infectious hooks, vocal ones in the case of ‘Runaw’y’, and blending them with pulsating beats and innovative instrumentation.

Having spent many a night waiting to meet music industry members in the Pimlico area of London, a name was formed for the project and now Pimlican has his own label, Belgrave Road records.

Lovers of rap and hip-hop will also find something that they love within in Pimlican’s music, his genre-crossing style drawing in crowds from almost all corners of the musical world.

Check out more on Pimlican here:

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

‘Water Colors’: The New Concept Album From M3staken

M3staken, otherwise known as M3, is a boundary pushing artist and producer to adheres to no genre-defining limits.

The young musician from South Carolina creates a thought-provoking and jarring form of electronic beats with a hip-hop edge, seemingly creating a whole new space where his music doesn’t really belong anywhere. And this is a good thing.

Most artists we listen to can be easily placed in a box of a particular genre, but with M3, it is much more difficult, showing that he is a progressor of music, not just someone looking to fit in with a crowd.

His previous album, Apex, featured this unique amalgamation of sounds, combined with classical piano: something completely unheard of, but M3 was willing to see what it was like and what would happen.

Water Colors continues in much the same vein as his previous record, but it is clear that M3 is perfecting a sound of his own, saying that the new album is a ‘continuation’ of Apex.

You can listen to Water Colors here: https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

 

Track Review: ‘Give Me Dynamite’ by Ginny Vee

Hailing from Italy, the vocally-gifted Ginny Vee has dropped her super-catchy dance-pop anthem, ‘Give Me Dynamite’, which is sure to get anyone off their seat and on to the dance floor.

After Ginny’s talents were picked up by producer, Christian De Walden, in L.A, he introduced to the guys at Mind The Floor Records and the rest is history! Together, they have created an insanely addictive dance track infused with killer pop hooks.

The track opens with Vee’s clean vocals over the top of a simple beat which develops and builds, before dropping into the chorus lines with the accompaniment of an amazing euro-house keys section.

With memorable lyrics as well, it’s the kind of track that everyone will be singing along to wherever it’s played; whether that be in a club, at a beach party or just through your own headphones!

Whilst there is a high production value to ‘Give Me Dynamite’ with some unique sounding synths and sound effects, the track is careful not to overshadow Vee’s beautiful vocals which provide the centre piece for the song.

The single has a definitive Northern European house sound, with a feel-good factor that will take you back to sunny days of past. It’s exactly what everyone needs on these cold January nights!  The upbeat single was arranged by Steve Manovski (co-producer and co-writer of Sigala’s hit single ‘Give Me Your Love’). It was recently taken to the Amsterdam Dance Event where it was quickly snapped up by Disco:Wax (Sony).

So overall, if you’re looking for something a little more upbeat to raise those spirits before summer gets here, definitely check out ‘Give me Dynamite’- you’ll be singing it for days!

Find out more on Ginny Vee here:

www.ginnyvee.com

https://www.facebook.com/ginnyveeofficial/

https://soundcloud.com/ginnyvee

https://twitter.com/GinnyVeeMusic

https://www.youtube.com/user/ginnyveeofficial

https://www.instagram.com/ginnyveemusic

‘Twist Your Arm’- Ten Fe

British electronic duo, Ten Fé have been building hype for a while now and have been tipped as ones to watch for 2017. Now they are back with their latest single, ‘Twist Your Arm’.

There’s some blues-like-slide guitar sounds in there which fit unexpectedly, yet beautifully with a base of electro-rock-pop, but what is most clear is the quality production values the heart of the track.

Ten Fé have been compared to Primal Scream and I don’t think there’s anyone who wouldn’t want a modern day version of them, right?

Check them out!

Marilyn Carino’s Unique Brand of Electro Synth-Pop

Brooklyn native, Marilyn Carino, is a supremely talented musician and songwriter making waves in alternative circles with her new album, Leaves, Sadness, Science.

Her latest record, which also features the talents of R.E.M bassist, Mike Mills, employs a wide range of elements from Electronic, Hip-hop and even Soul, displaying her smorgasbord of influences, as well as her versatility as a musician.

Carino recorded her first album at Neil Young’s studio with Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot acting as producer. She then flew to London on a one-way ticket and stayed for a year working as an engineer in reggae recording studios. Upon returning to the U.S. she co-founded the vintage electronic group Mudville, producing three critically acclaimed albums and wrote lyrics for the great producers Sly and Robbie (Grace Jones, Simply Red). Mudville’s song ‘Wicked’ even won the 2008 Independent Music Award for Best Song. She recorded and produced her first solo album ‘Little Genius’ in 2011, and recently contributed vocals and lyrics to the Words Hurt indie hip-hop collective’s ‘Fuck That Pretty Boy Shit’, featuring Samuel T. Herring, vocalist of Future Islands.

As is evident, Marilyn has worked with some of the best in the business and this is reflected in her latest work, including the single, ‘When The Innocents Go To War’ which exhibits deep synth lines and haunting vocals which make for a potent combination.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/marilyncarinomusic

https://www.twitter.com/marilyncarino

https://www.youtube.com/marilyncarino

http://www.marilyncarino.com

Everything Under release ‘Happy Matters’

Chicago based Everything Under produce a unique brand of electro-rock blending influence from 80s synth and 90s grunge.

Consequently , the band have a dark and looming sound that has quickly become their trademark and is exhibited on their latest single, ‘Happy Matters’.

‘Happy Matters’ combines poetic lyrics with deep, droning synths and a catchy chorus line to create a piece of electronic rock like no other. The track also comes with a particularly trippy video that exemplifies the style of Everything Under and what they are doing with the genre.

The band aim to produce music that is more accessible than previous incarnations of electro-rock and as a result, they are reinventing it for the modern age through their distinctive amalgamation of sounds and songwriting techniques.

‘Happy Matters’ is taken from the band’s upcoming album, Where Have The Kids Gone At Night? which is out April 2017.

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/user/EverythingUnderEU

https://www.instagram.com/everythingundereu/

 

 

Goldsands take you to ‘A Place Far Away’

goldsands-a-place-far-away-promo1Goldsands transport listeners to ‘A Place Far Away’ with brooding and cinematic new single, they effortlessly blend elements of pop, rock and jazz.

The single tells the story of a faded film star’s unlikely bond with a neglected young woman after crossing paths in Tokyo, drawing inspiration from cult classic movie Lost in Translation. What makes this even more unique is that it was self-produced in a converted apartment in Birmingham and then later mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

‘A Place Far Away’ has comparable sounds to groups like Radiohead, The Beatles and Coldplay, this is a result of the band members eclectic musical backgrounds, Liam brings a rock vibe with a driving groove, Tom brings a Jazz flare, Ramsey takes his influences from the experimental sounds of the 60’s, James gives suitable guitar ambience and Matt is a sucker for a pop hook.

The single ‘A Place Far Away’ has a lovely soft melody which is complimented by the vocals, it really does transport you to somewhere different, as it is a bit of a dreamy track, stream it here:

 

Goldsands are also about to embark on a UK tour…

Tour Dates:

Thursday 29th September – Zigfrid’s Underbelly, London

Saturday 1st October – Actress and Bishop, Birmingham

Tuesday 4th October – The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool

Wednesday 5th October – Star and Garter, Manchester

Thursday 6th October – Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh

Friday 7th October – 360 Club, Leeds

Saturday 8th October – Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham

Wednesday 2nd November – LS6, Leeds

Friday 11th November – 02 Academy 2 Islington, London

Friday 9th December – The Workshop, London

Friday 16th December – O2 Academy 3, Birmingham

Jo Cooper

‘Touch The Sky’ is the perfect summer song, a mix of a catchy chorus, a contagious beat and a talented vocalist. The fun party song features an explosively catchy chorus and energetic synth-driven instrumental, the tracks video is equally as entertaining with an 80’s theme, which fits perfectly with the song that would definitely be at home at a dance party.

This single follows the success of her 2013 song ‘Stupid Boy’, a track which gained international attention with its Ministry of Sound house remix. Produced by London electronic duo Hoxton Whores, the remix climbed into the top 100 reaching 20 on UK’s Music Week Club Charts.

In 2014 Jo released her highly anticipated debut EP, Running Free, along with her empowering single ‘Don’t Turn Back’, skilfully tackling the heavy topic of domestic abuse.

‘Touch The Sky’ is out 20th May 2016, with her new album set to be released later this year.

 

Fight Like Apes New Single ‘Pretty Keen On Centrefolds’ out Now

“An explosive and triumphant return”
**** Sunday Business Post

“A head-spinning slice of twentysomething life”
4/5 Hot Press

“A stonkin’ collection which becomes more entertaining on repeated plays”
**** The Dubliner

“This is their dirty heart, and it’s beating hard”
4/5 The Sunday Tribune 

After an epic wait following an incredibly successful Fund It campaign, Fight Like Apes have announced the release of their eponymous 3rd album. Due out on Alcopop! Records on 18 May, this record is undeniably their best yet.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fight-like-apes/id981566460