Deore – Piece [Review]

Are you searching for piece?
Deore returns with his latest single titled “Piece,” showcasing a deeply personal and honest lyrical journey. The track’s instrumental composition is marked by the enveloping warmth of saturated analog keys, which contribute to creating a gentle and inviting atmosphere. The beat exudes a classic soul trap vibe while Its deep and resonant sound sets the stage for a laidback late-night experience. On top of that a vocal chop adds an extra texture to the already organic arrangement. A testament to Deore’s artistry and ability to produce soulful music that resonates deeply with the audience.

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Chris Hyson x Frida Touray – Do You Mind [Review]

Chris Hyson teams up with Frida Touray for Do You Mind, an irresistible contemporary R&B track filled with enchanting romance. The song’s notable feature is its straightforward yet highly impactful chord progression, consisting of just two chords. The smooth groove, propelled by the captivating bass line, seamlessly intertwines with the sweet and comforting analog-sounding synth arpeggios, resulting in a warm and inviting production. On top of that, the expressive vocal delivery adds an extra layer of emotion, enhancing the overall intimate atmosphere. Close your eyes and picture a serene sunset beach with pink skies. Who wants to leave?

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dESH.DUBS – Luna Shine On

On his collaborative new single with Swiss artist Jo Elle, dESH.DUBS delivers yet another infectious sound and a critical, exhilarating message

‘Luna Shine On’ opens with a whistling that segues into a chorus of creeping basslines, soft guitar riffs and hard drum drops. It soon introduces the now-familiar toasts of the Zambian-Dutch artist, but has a special addition: the vocals of singer-songwriter Jo Elle, a former snowboarding champion. She brings a nice distinction to the song and complements the DUBSTAR’s raspy tone. Together, their voices create a powerful blend of melodies that are bound to keep listeners hooked.”So ever since Jo Elle recorded the vocals for the hook, I knew I had to release this song as a single”, dESH said.

dESH.DUBS’ previous single – ‘DUBSTAR’ – saw him tinker with Drill. Continuing on his trend of being versatile, the artist wanted the new single to prove once more that he is an artist of no limits: “‘Luna Shine On’ reiterates that my music is all about experiences, expression and the inspiration that I get from around me. I hope to be remembered for that and trying more new sounds is the way forward”.

‘Luna Shine On’ was produced by Tom of Big Bad Beat (Finland), recorded by Marcel of Mosound.

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Odd Holiday – It IS Whut It Iz [Review]

Odd Holiday has returned with their newest offering called “It IS Whut It Iz”. The song begins and concludes with sample clips. In between, the main part features a lively drum beat, an intriguing bass line and trippy dub infused desert guitars. The primary melodic theme has a superb cinematic vibe. The flow is smooth and captivating, effortlessly riding the beat, blending perfectly with the instrumental. An experimental hip hop production which isn’t afraid to take risks, making it unique and noteworthy.

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Thomas Jay – Ease My Mind

London born, Kent Raised; Thomas Jay is a Neo-Soul, R&B/Pop Singer Songwriter. Originally performing and releasing under the name ‘THOMA’ he has previously played shows at O2 Academy Islington, Chinnery’s Southend, The Tunbridge Wells Forum, SoulTown Festival, Black Deer Festival, and has been a regular performer for Sofar Sounds London. As THOMA, Thomas Jay received support from BBC Introducing Kent on various occasions, most noticeably with his single ‘More’ being made Record of The Week in 2019.

After taking a break during the pandemic to rediscover his sound and focus on his artistry, Thomas is now fully embracing his rich soulful voice and leaning into the Neo-Soul/R&B sensibilities he grew up listening to. His new single ‘Ease My Mind’ is the perfect example of his ability to merge catchy R&B/Pop hooks with flawless Neo-soul tinged production. ‘Ease My Mind’ documents a longing to stop acting contrary to your own best interests, when your own-self becomes your own worst enemy.

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Dove-i – Revolution

The Parisian Musical Collective Born of a desire to meet with others and swap ideas, Dove-i is a musical collective bringing together talents from every horizon to develop unusual artistic projects of a highly cinematic nature that pack a powerful emotional punch. Founded by composers and producers Thomas Verovski & Bastide Donny , this “Musical Factory” is the way to respond to requests for music with a high-end image and strong creativity.

Listen to their cine-symphonic rap of the DOVE-i collective. The mix of a powerful phrasing, very urban, a 100% American flow, and a real “French-touch” with a dreamy dimension carried by a 30 strings hitch.

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Qeeran – IN RETROSPECT [Review]

Qeeran, a queer artist hailing from Melbourne, has released a new album entitled “IN RETROSPECT” which takes listeners on a poignant and introspective journey, delving into the artist’s life experiences such as migration, love, heartbreak, personal growth, and self-love, spanning across the 9 tracks of the project. Remarkably, Qeeran is responsible for all aspects of the album’s creation, including production, writing, mixing, and mastering. 

Musically, “IN RETROSPECT” is a smooth and cohesive production that combines soul trap influences with elements of R&B and hip hop, perfectly complementing the artist’s skillfully autotuned vocals. The warm and inviting keys in the arrangement provide a strong foundation, while the gently saturated synth elements have a calming effect, creating a laid-back atmosphere that invites the listener to relax and reflect. Overall, Qeeran has delivered a beautifully crafted album that not only showcases his musical talent but also provides an intimate glimpse into his life experiences.

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V of 40M – Martin Luther [Review]

No need to pretend.
V of 40M has done it again with his latest work “Martin Luther.” The track is a powerful political statement that addresses issues such as inequality, discrimination and power games. Teaming up with Saint Cardona, the production on “Martin Luther” is nothing short of outstanding. The instrumental is a classic and gritty drill beat with a wavey, killer bass line and sweet dark vibes that perfectly complement V of 40M’s flow who he doesn’t hold back as he delivers his message with conviction. The combination of V of 40M’s lyrical prowess and Saint Cardona’s production results in an experience that goes beyond just music. It’s a call to action, a battle cry for change. The soundtrack of the revolution.

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Swove Domas – Rub A Dub (Touch Me Up) [Review]

Swove Domas remains loyal to his motto, which suggests that success is merely an indication of the quality of one’s work, rather than defining who they are as an individual. His latest track “Rub A Dub (Touch Me Up)” is a fun and energetic party anthem that is sure to get everyone on their feet. The beat is a standout feature of the song, with heavy 808s that will test the limits of any subwoofer. Swove Domas’ melodic flow is effortless, and he delivers his bars with a confident swagger that perfectly matches the tone of the song. The track manages to be fun and super catchy without ever feeling pretentious or over the top. Swove Domas keeps things simple and focuses on delivering a feel-good vibe that will keep listeners coming back for more. Rub A Dub! Click below!

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Pale Male x Rydell – Loser’s Lament [Review]

Pale Male and Rydell have teamed up to create a track full of soul titled “Loser’s Lament”. This song is an honest reflection on the harsh realities of show business and the toxic relationships it can create. The track has a wonderfully laidback feel, and it is evident that the duo has put a lot of thought into the production.

The bass line is deep and provides a solid foundation for the track. The groove is reminiscent of the iconic J Dilla style and adds a chill vibe to the song. The melodic line in the chorus is beautifully crafted while the rich vocals convey the emotions of the lyrics perfectly. The harmony-rich back vocals add depth and complexity to the track, enhancing the listening experience. The guitars and sweet horn lines are perfectly placed within the arrangement and add to the overall organic sound of the track. 

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