The haunting and futuristic music from the ‘Enemy of the People’ EP by åMBe, will surprise more than one! Born in a small village in Russia, and being keen on music since she was a child, allowed her to become a skilful artist. I would even call her as the new promising icon of the Indie/Electronica scene. The ‘Enemy of the People’ EP features a total of eight tracks, and it will be released officially in late September. She’s definitely a creative lady with out-of-the-box ideas… For the most part, the EP is made of avant-garde songs, and you will love her style if you’re also a fan of Bjork or Kate Bush. Here’s the world-exclusive track-by-track review:
1 – IDCNM (I Don’t Care No More) Let’s all take an experimental musical journey with åMBe. You’ll be fascinated in the way she combines the quasi-operatic soprano female vocals with delicacy across the entire song. (Available now via SoundCloud)
2 – Under Waterskin Everything flows with åMBe’s sensual singing on this particular tune. Integrating a slow tempo that creates also a very organic beauty, and making you feel in a new dimension.
3 – Ache Here she performs her music in a loose way, and the song could be catalogued as radio-friendly. I’m loving the freshness of this Indie-Pop track.
4 – Peeler In my opinion, this song has a dark touch. A provocative mix of drama and in general it will leave you feeling as if walls are closing in on you. Bringing curious experimentalism directly to our ears.
5 – Little Grain I like åMBe’s expressive voice along with the guitar chords. What a tune! The artist showcases a refreshingly innovative style full of erotism.
6 – Monster (mini.mono.opera) Once again, I love the vocal technique that makes her sound like a professional opera singer + the electronic melodic rhythms is a powerful advantage. At this point she has proven to be extremely talented.
7 – Of Your Crimes A song that starts out with lovely violin notes. It could perfectly be a James Bond theme song. So far, this is another valuable and strong track off the ‘Enemy of the People’ EP that would be a great promotional single and this is of course my favorite one!
8 – I Don’t Care No More (acoustic) An alternative version, where we can appreciate clearer lyrics and her vocal range as well. Overall, a highly recommended EP from a talented artist. A voice we are lucky to have! This material showed me there’s more to music than four-to-the-floor dance music beats.
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HEART FX And Joe Jury Are Getting Us Warmer With Their New Single “King Without A Throne”
After releasing their first single “Thinking Of You” on Flamingo Recordings, the Austrian duo, HEART FX consisting of Markus Schulz & Mario Staniek, mesmerize us with their newly-born release with its tongue-in-cheek title, “King Without a Throne“. As the leading voice softly goes “I’m looking for a place to settle down, yes it’s hard to find the shelter in this town“, it transfers us to the cavernous space created somewhere above our heads, reminding us that everybody gets lonely and nostalgic at times. And so do HEART FX, bewitching us with their music sensibility and mysterious aura. You might be a bit surprised that the following label is responsible for the release. It’s the Dutch Big & Dirty brand, previously standing for edgy club sounds, are now redefining themselves. As they say about their new direction “We aspire to travel the world, only to worry about deadlines. We encourage freedom of speech, still rather stay quiet than cause a scene. We aim for real friendships, but spend valuable time on our phones. Yet we find balance in music. (…)‘Cause music works like a drug.” However, if we are to believe that the most glorious form of art is, indeed, music, then – Big & Dirty and HEART FX get along perfectly.
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Both, the mysterious yet symbolic title and seemingly fairytale artwork for the cover of the single, “King Without A Throne” touch us with their enigmatic and sensitive aura. Still, the production, with all its halo does not bring any naive or shallow atmosphere to the track, but it perfectly suits what we would love to hear in cold, autumn evenings or what we would like to dance to on vivid dancefloors being surrounded by electronic music lovers. Just like HEART FX like listening to sad music when they’re down and dance in their rooms when they’re excited. That magical set of contradictions is smoothened by music which keeps them in balance, and “King Without A Throne” makes an excellent example to believe that our fresh duo, HEART FX cannot imagine life without their queen – music, herself and they will surely surprise us with their next, forthcoming singles.
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NEW ALBUM: ‘Cloudontime’ By Fiasco Disaster Is Out!
Check out the new album ‘Cloudontime’ by artist Fiasco Disaster. It was released 11.09.2016 and contains a total of 6 tracks. A great combination of beats and experimental synth sounds would be a fresh new addition to your trance and ambient music collection!
‘CLOUDONTIME’ BY FIASCO DISASTER
IS NOW AVAILABLE
LISTEN: Chelsea Cutler – Wake Up (Remixes)
Out now through Ultra Music comes a wicked pair of remixes inspired by Chelsea Cutler’s ‘Wake Up.’ The East Coast hailing singer and songwriter has just signed with the prestigious label, and this month sees both Sondr and Cuebrick take on her enigmatic single.
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Sondr is up first with a delicately lilting remake, providing well-placed percussion and an easy sense of groove – layering Cutler’s vocals in waves over the top. The Cuebrick edit opens fluidly and with an air of serenity, before adding dynamic drum patterns, expressive chords and gathering tension with its progressive energy.
This remix package is a great introduction to the sounds of Chelsea Cutler, and both featured artists have put forward high caliber versions of the powerful ‘Wake Up.’