EZ Does It – Eztain Builds on Australia’s Future Bass Reputation

Dance, Disco/Techno, Electronica, house

Australia’s musical output has been a little wayward over the years – for every Nick Cave, there were ten Angry Andersons; bands who promised much (think along the lines of The Triffids and The Go-Betweens), found it difficult to break out of being critically acclaimed into commercially successful. However, when it comes to dance music, there has been far more influence and interaction with the world at large.

Electro house and progressive house artists have flourished in Australia and are largely seen as trailblazers in the scene. The likes of Cut Copy; The Avalanches; Pendulum and Flume have opened up what dance has traditionally been received as into something approaching a new strand of rock n roll which any kid can listen to and legitimately have a go themselves. Such is the case with Eztain (aka Jake Colson), who has emerged from the outer reaches of Perth to become the next Flume.

Taking house into the future bass arena, his EP shows the wide range of emotion and power that dance has come to embrace, being music to think to as much as music to dance to. The soundscapes are easy to lose yourself in which each track bleeding their essence into each other yet still existing as standing out in their own right. Hugely promising, it’s only a matter of time before the wider world  picks up on Eztain, further blurring how dance music is perceived and how it can evolve even further in the future.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2gXV3e7qRIhBYpTR6OGRv6

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi5XehLQ0GCtYsy_bM3dMBA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eztain/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eztain

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_eztain/

Website: Eztain.net

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eztain

 

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Nej!Las Releases Dark Wave Electro EP

Dance, Disco/Techno, Electronica, house

If you think techno and electro has nowhere else to go, you’re very much mistaken. The latest release from Nej!Las, a two-track EP featuring Washout and Fini, threatens to be a major crossover release. Featuring elephantine throbbing beats, this is an almost shockingly dark, seething crawl through a modern metropolis to the very heart of some gigantic robotic mastermind.

https://soundcloud.com/nejlasproducing/washout

As well as soaking up the more obvious influences you might expect a producer and artist who has spent time in Detroit and Chicago to have in their arsenal, there are other more unusual angles: the organised, futuristic worlds of Flying Lotus; the ever-shifting soundscapes of Boards of Canada, as well as the noir-esque soundtrack work of Thomas Bangalter, John Carpenter and tomandandy.

Nej!Las is no ordinary artist, having founded a charity which has already delivered $2.5 million aid across the crisis-stricken areas of the Middle East, as well as creating her music in eight different cities across two countries. Like her ever-present black hoodie (which also serves as her logo) what may at first glance seem familiar hides a genuinely thrilling hit of cutting-edge dark-wave electro brilliance.

https://soundcloud.com/nejlasproducing

https://www.facebook.com/NejlasProducing/

https://twitter.com/nejlasProducing

https://www.instagram.com/nejlasproducing/

http://nejlas.com

http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/nejlas

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New single from Ciqala: ‘Caving’

Alternative, Electronica, Uncategorized

Check out the new single from alternative-electronic artist, Ciqala, entitled ‘Caving’ here!

Ciqala is the new musical vehicle of Israeli artist and singer-songwriter, Yafit Rahamim-Fleisher, who has teamed up with producer Shai Pelled to form their dark and evocative electro-rock single, ‘Caving’. Well worth a listen!

 

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_PmXSSU1fIjx14fmbzvsdg

http://www.yfi-music.com/ciqala

Vispa steps back in time for retro synth-esque ‘Cosmic Force’

Dance, Disco/Techno, Electronica, Synth-Pop

It’s not often that you get to hear music coming from Iran, but it’s a refreshing change to see what’s happening musically in other parts of the world as electronic artist, Vispa, drops his retro-infused dance track, ‘Cosmic Force’.

You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that ‘Cosmic Force’ is straight out of an 80s video game with its pulsating drum beat, resonating synths and sense of tension building. But this is perhaps the best part of Vispa’s music; his ability to draw on style of old and bring them into the modern day.

Not only this, but there’s certainly a dance factor to his music, made all the better with the expertly timed drops and changes in instrumentation throughout the track.

However, much like ‘Cosmic Force’ is a true space-explorer of a track, Vispa is an explorer of music himself, constantly experimenting with genre and sound to gain more ideas for his new material.

Categorising his sound under the sub-genres of ‘synth-pop’, ‘space music’ and ‘electro-orchestral’, Vispa finds inspiration from all over the musical world, taking influence from other notable artists such as classical legend Hans Zimmer, Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode and synth icons, The Pet Shop Boys.

 

Links

https://www.facebook.com/Vispamusic/

https://twitter.com/Vispamusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWmghhgeg1p6gBxIgyF3hFg

https://www.instagram.com/vispamusic/ 

AT-ATs On The Beach: Downtempo Chillout Connoisseurs

Electronica, Experimental

LA based electronic production team AT-ATs On The Beach (ATATOTB) are releasing their debut EP which aims to escape the electronic music cliché, whilst infusing dance beats and heavy bass lines. Maintaining a unique approach to the process of music creation, ATATOTB delivers a new experimental style that reflects their ambition and experimentation as artists. Featuring remixes of Elton John, Rolling Stones, Eagles and original mixes, the debut EP sets the group apart from the rest.

Previously working under the name of ‘InFiction’, they focused on creating original electronic music which took inspiration from their backgrounds as film editors and producers. In the past, they have written scores for films such as Black Swan, The Thing, The Last Exorcism and Wrath of the Titans and are known for their edgy theatrical remixes and melodies crafted specifically for the downtempo, chill community.

With ATATOTB, a new era of downtempo house has landed in the world of electronic music. This experimental mix of theatrical themes, rhythmic beats and other instrumentation are a few things that make this innovative group stand out from the crowd.

Find out more here:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/user-243680122

https://twitter.com/ATATsOnTheBeach

https://www.facebook.com/AtAtsontheBeach/

http://www.at-atsonthebeach.com

Contemporary pop artist Junkerry releases single ‘As We Are’ alongside soon to be Virtual Reality video

Alternative, Electronica, Pop

Contemporary pop artist Junkerry has released her new single ‘As We Are’ blending her classical Indian influences with elements of electronic, indie and pop. The single has been released alongside a unique music video, which takes the viewer on a journey.

Junkerry has collaborated with Dior designer Patrick Morgan and the Google Tilt Team to transform the music video into the first ever Virtual Reality music video. She is in discussion to form a fascinating musical experience for ‘As We Are’.

Watch the 2D video of ‘As We Are’ here: