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Flow Zen Unites EDM Fans With ‘Together Again’ EP

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FLOW ZEN, by origins a Dubstep producer, surprises the industry with a new 5 tracker EP where he merges various styles of bass driven EDM. The title track – and first single – is TOGETHER AGAIN – an upbeat, high energy, and melodic Progressive House track that features Flow Zen’s longtime friend, JENNY D, on vocals. The idea for the ‘Together Again’ EP came from experiences at various big timer EDM festivals.
 
Flow Zen: “I wanted the EP to express the feelings my friends and I felt at these shows. Not only were they amazing experiences to hear great music from our favorite artists, but my friends and I live all over the world now, so these kinds of events provide the chance to bring us all together. We simply can’t be the only people experiencing that. So the Together Again EP as a whole – and the first single, Together Again – represents that feeling of being reunited and sharing a special moment with the friends and people you truly care about.”
 
www.flowzen.netFLOW ZEN has a rich musical history. Together with his musical partner Aki Shimo (Kuga), they form the Hip Hop crew NjS. Both grew up together in San Francisco, and the bay area was – and still is – predominantly a Hip Hop scene. While on a high school graduation trip to Japan in July of 2007, Flow Zen and Aki decided to buy some cheap equipment and to try out rapping and recording. They started producing bilingual Japanese/English Hip Hop and were able to perform all over Tokyo, Japan for the next five years.
 
Flow Zen’s introduction to EDM happened when he went down to the University of California, Irvine for college. He soon found out that he had left the Hip Hop dominant Northern California for the EDM minded Southern California. Still a Hip Hop guy at heart, he finally gave in when one of his friends came over one day in early 2009 and showed him a Dubstep track. From that point on, he knew it was something to explore further. After experiencing EDC 2009, he ultimately initiated the shift towards EDM production.
 
Flow Zen’s previous solo release KILLER DJ on the Dirt, Lies and Audio Black label is an upbeat Glitch/Dubstep/ Electro-House banger which had a good amount of success. His track “Why” (Original Mix), as well as two songs by NjS were semifinalists (top 9% out of over 20,000 entries) at the International Songwriting Competition in 2012-2013. Also, the track ’25th Century Funk’ was a finalist (top 5 in Dance/Electronica category) in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards in 2013.

 
Flow Zen: “Some people think it’s funny that I’m part of a Hip Hop duo that has a really Jazz influenced sound – think Nujabes – and that I also make electronic music since they appear to be polar opposites. One’s natural and one’s very artificial. But I don’t think I could ever choose one or the other. I’m a music artist, not a genre-specific artist. Genres are for the constrained. I do the types of music that I enjoy, even if they aren’t anything alike.”
 
The EP clearly shows his diversity. Next to TOGETHER AGAIN, we find three more original tracks. ROCK THE HOUSE is a funk-influenced Glitch-Hop/Dubstep track featuring Flow Zen as a rapper. FALLING DOWN is a melodic vocal Dubstep track with Flow Zen on vocals. BEAT ON YA is a heavy Drumstep/Drum & Bass track. It starts off kind of funky and then drops hard. The closing track of the EP is the radio edit of TOGETHER AGAIN.

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New Esotera EP ‘Old As Time’ — Exclusive Review

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Londoner electronic musician Esotera has spent many days and nights in the studio producing the upcoming ‘Old As Time’ EP and obtaining outstanding results. This work represents his perfectionism and daily dedication to music. Here, he delivers Progressive House tunes that also integrate Techno in a different direction. After mixing both styles, Esotera got the secret formula for one of the best atmospheric and deliciously dreamy EPs of the year! Can’t wait to download this great material in February via Flemcy Music. In conclusion, I will definitely use these three tracks on my next DJ set. Meanwhile, you can read my track-by-track review below.

1 – Old As Time WOW what an opener! Such a masterpiece tune that will take you on an audio journey. Lovely soft harmonies and progressive sounds made it quite enjoyable and relaxing at the same time.

2 – High Moments
The second track is pretty original. It features eerie/dark music elements and pulsing beats on repeat. Esotera also adds male vocal snippets that sound like being taken from a speech. Certainly, a creative effort, don’t you think?

3 – LIGO
Hey Techno lovers, this is definitely for the clubs! I like it because it possesses dynamism and energy. The most uplifting song and probably never will go out of day as it sounds futuristic.

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In Review: Whitedrives – Deepest Joy

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In Review: Whitedrives - Deepest Joy
Whitedrives, a music production duo from London formed in the 90s by Martin James and Wadcutter have just released a great EP called ‘Deepest Joy’. This release has caught my attention because it offers 100% pure Electronica music that is not common to hear nowadays among the worldwide DJs. There are also two outstanding remixes by Ettica and Alan Cross who put their own personal touch to the original. The EP features 3 tracks in total, and each one comes with a distinctive rhythm which is beneficial for your music collection. It’s diverse in sound and YES I like it!

Let’s dive in with a track-by-track review:

1 – Deepest Joy (Original Mix) Keep your eyes closed while listening to this beautiful track and you will be transported into a mystical world. If I’m not wrong, you will listen clearly to a Mantra on repeat and also continuous traditional drums. All these melodic ingredients were mixed of course with Whitedrives’ Electronica music. A very relaxing experience.

2 – Deepest Joy (Ettica Remix) The second track is a remix by Ettica and obviously it was intended for the clubs. Techno fans will love how creatively a hi-hat pattern was added to the original. The spiritual vocals were not removed from this version, and they match perfectly with the upbeat kick. An interesting subtle/minimal approach.

3 – Deepest Joy (Alan Cross) Here DJ Alan Cross goes much further with this remix. I think he uses a more elaborate technique by implementing more progressive and rich sounds to the mix. My favorite from the EP!

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Billboard Chart Topping Artist DROZE Returns With Solo EP To Get You Back On The Dance Floor

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Billboard Chart Topping Artist DROZE Returns With Solo EP To Get You Back On The Dance Floor

Gonna Be Music singer and songwriter, DROZE released this month a brilliant EP that is sure to dominate the dance floors. With his innate talent in House music, ‘The Droze Project’ EP proves that any of the new songs can reach the Billboard Dance Charts as he did in the past with the single “Running (Out Of Time)”. His new material features a total of 4 tracks, where DROZE showcase nice vocals and catchy House beats. Important music producers such as Giuseppe D, KC Anderson, Oba Frank Lords and Michael M were also part of this project. Sincerely, this is an EP that can be on repeat forever… and you’ll never get bored!

Check out my track-by-track review below:

1 – Right Here In my opinion, this is a strong EP opener. As a fan of male vocals in dance music, I would dare to say DROZE has a unique soulful style and a big voice that will make your jaw drop. This track is a clear example of that, and I like it.

2 – No Time The second track starts off with a notable hi-hat pattern. Here the rhythm sounds dark and simple but it matches perfectly with the serious lyrics of the song. He takes an interesting direction on this track, I think it’s different than the other three tracks, which are more danceable.

3 – Tell Me After listening to this tune a couple of times, now I understand why it’s my favorite track on this EP. The main reason:  IT’S HIGHLY ADDICTIVE. His voice sounds clear, and there’s a wonderful blend of styles from soulful to upbeat.

4 – Carry On The DROZE Project EP ends with fantastically fun music! It features the Gonna Be All-Stars and somehow it reminds me of the Classic House era of the 90s. Get ready to jump, sing and shake your booty, this song could be the next hit in 2017. 🙂

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