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.

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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/

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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:

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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:

Kids on Bridges featuring Zigaboo Modeliste

Alternative, Electronica, Funk, Pop

This has to be one of the strangest collaborations on paper, but it really works! The electro synths of Liverpool’s Kids On Bridges meets the New Orleans Funk of Zigaboo Modeliste from legendary band The Meters, producing ‘Say Ok‘, a perfect feel good summer track.

Described as Beck meets Prince and so fresh you could eat it, the track has already had 88000 plays on Spotify thanks to Kids on Bridges’ growing reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting emerging bands through their top 25 iTunes hit ‘Something in the Water‘ and Hype Machine Number 1 ‘When The Needle Drops‘.

This unlikely but inspired collaboration came about when Zigaboo and Kids on Bridges singer Christian Bragg first met at a Jazz Festival in New Orleans; their subsequent bonding over a mutal love of funk and electro was further bolstered by Christian’s love of all things New Orleans. Kids on Bridges were invited to remix two tracks on Zigaboo’s EP ‘New Life’ and his appearance on ‘Say OK’ was a natural progression.

Kids on Bridges have headlined two shows at legendery New Orleans venue Tipitinas, appeared at MOM’s Halloween Ball and Christian DJ’d at The Meters reunion gig at the Howling Wolf. The growing connection between the two bands led Kids on Bridges to join Zigaboo for a jam session in London where ‘Say OK’ was born.

Kids on Bridges’ New Orleans Connection continues to grow; they’ve supported The Hot 8 Brass Band, worked with New Orleans poet Chuck Perkins and the Grammy nominated singer Ledisi. The have also opened for Friendly Fires, Soulwax, 2ManyDJs and LCD Sound System as well as representing the UK at The Special Olympics alongside Stevie Wonder and Beck.

Social Links:
https://www.facebook.com/KidsOnBridgesMusic
https://twitter.com/Kidsonbridges
https://www.instagram.com/kids_on_bridges/
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