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The Long Awaited Debut Album ‘Dark Days & Bright Nights’ By The Austrian Band Luna Rise

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The Long Awaited Debut Album 'Dark Days & Bright Nights' By The Austrian Band Luna Rise
The long awaited debut album DARK DAYS & BRIGHT NIGHTS by the Austrian band LUNA RISE has finally arrived. The album is played out on a contrasting balance of opposites. Light and dark, day and night, soft and loud are all present as well as represented in the Yin-Yang shaped fusion of the moon and sun on the cover artwork. The 12 songs are also equally divided into those that are associated with the DARK DAYS and those associated with the BRIGHT NIGHTS.

Allthough Electro WOW is focused on electronic music, this record is worth to have a listen in every single way. The dark and emotional Parts reminds to 90’s Gothic Rock Stars such as HIM, but this is not an Ripp-Off. Luna Rise is for all of those who like melodic, emotional, dark rock and not just only fort hem!

DARK DAYS & BRIGHT NIGHTS, is an absolutely stunning, mature album. It covers lots of ground – from dark rock to hook-laden, heavy gothic grooves and straight down the road melodic rock, that easily outshine the best hooks on the band’s previous works – and each new note is easily taken in stride. The production is perfect for the material – showcasing Andy Earth’s scream-tinged riffs and Chris Divine’s all-encompassing vocals while managing to stay loose and natural, and not forced or clinical as some major-label releases.

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 take huge pains in transforming their sound between dark and bright here, as they broaden their musical horizons and overall spectrum. A lot of quality studio sounds come out of this very song-heavy, deep album that has tons to offer in terms of mood-inducing soundscapes. Interestingly, many of the songs contain unique bridges, breakdowns and transitions from moment to moment. In that way, it’s quite an ambitious recording. They even find the time to completely transform a cover of the 1984 Ultravox song, “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes”. But they do much more than that!

The album opens with the otherworldly metal pumeling of “Demons Inside” and continues to captivate the listener through furious mind bending rockers like “RZRKT”, “Silent Screams”, “Worshippin’ Shadows” and “In Your Arms”. Throughout, this album delivers undeniably great music. It’s thoughtful, stirring and personal, with guitar parts you can easily get lost in, and when LUNA RISE slow it down a little they become much more than mesmerizing. As on tracks such as “The Secret In You” and “The Anthem Of The Night”. But it is when they totally open the faucets of creativity that the band truly excels. This happens frequently, and more precisely on “For A Reason”, and “Silent Screams”.

DARK DAYS & BRIGHT NIGHTS is so much more than just an album of great rock songs or stunning instrumental performances. It is more than the ominous blend of crunching guitar riffs, the arpeggiated solos and the soaring vocal melodies and bass-lines. Jarring and alluring at the same time, it is the intricate layers of sound that enter and exit at will, as well as the really complex, engaging hooks that penetrate your subconscious as each song moves through its intrinsic contrasts.

DARK DAYS & BRIGHT NIGHTS is a powerful piece of music, complete with head-banging guitar riffs and electronic keyboard soundscapes with melodic but muscular lead vocals. But what’s unique and excellent about LUNA RISE is how they write and perform actual melodies, and their ability to mix in a variety of volumes, tempos and textures. The album is a vigorous, empowering, never-stopping set of rock tracks that hits you fast and hard. It feels so epic when you listen through the tracks. Though it displays pure power DARK DAYS & BRIGHTNIGHTS shows the band’s dynamic ability to use soft and smooth all the way through to angry and loud!

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LUNA RISE
Chris Divine: Vocals, Talkbox, Acoustic Guitars, Additional Electric Guitars – L.X.: Keys, Backing Vocals – Andy Earth: Rhythm + Lead Guitars – Rob Rocket: Bass – Loup-Garou: Drums.

Don’t forget to check them out – Online:

Luna Rise – Official Website : http://www.lunarisemusic.com

Listen To Luna Rise @ Spotify : https://play.spotify.com/artist/2gOyUqu0HAnxk3neoxqXud

Listen To Luna Rise @ Deezer : http://www.deezer.com/artist/4649884

Luna Rise @ Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/lunarise

Luna Rise @ Bandcamp : http://luna-rise.bandcamp.com

Luna Rise @ ITunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/luna-rise/id482267037

Luna Rise @ Google Play : https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Luna_Rise?id=Autah5gh7tbygcweyu7xfawim4u

Luna Rise @ NRT-Records : http://www.nrt-records.com/luna_rise_eng.html

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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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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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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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In Review: Sunterra – Reborn (Industrial Metal)

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Sunterra is an Industrial Metal band from Austria. According to their Facebook fan page, their music is influenced by mystic vibes of the interaction between Earth and Sun. So, today I wanted to try something different and decided to give a try to their new album ‘Reborn’. I must confess, this was the first time I ever heard of them, and what I liked from the beginning was the perfect amount of energy they put in each track. We should be open to everything, and I’m sure most of you have varied music tastes. It’s probably that you will end up loving this album if you are a fan of Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein or Metallica. Some tracks are especially electronic music oriented, while others are 100% hard rock tunes.

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

1 – Regin Supreme The intro features a nice guitar piece mixed with Electronica synths, adding color to the track, which is, of course, dark music. Additionally, I like the singing female voice provided by Lilly in the background because it gives certain balance to the growl of Carlos, who is the main vocalist of the band.

2 – Shadow In The Dark The track starts as a beautiful short ballad with a nice piano melody. YES! that’s correct a ballad… However, as the song is progressing you’ll clearly hear again heavy metal riffs and growls. Very interesting in my opinion!

3 – Lord of Lies Now, I see myself nodding my head up and down with the third track. I think the lyrics here are deep and meaningful. And I think there’s nothing wrong to question your faith.

4 – This Is W.A.R. Get ready to jump! Here’s my favorite track on this album! Sunterra goes Industrial Techno with a unique combination of synths, bass, metal drums and guitars. Besides that, it’s catchy and melodic. It talks about the current times of war and the fear caused by its consequences.

5 – Ministry of Thoughts A song that creates a dark atmosphere with its heavy chugging guitar riffs. This is the kind of masterful heavyrock music that keeps the genre alive in my opinion.

6 – Shut Up!!! There’s a sense of mystery on the last track of the ‘Reborn’ album. Somehow, I found a lot of creativity in the process of making this tune + a contagious chorus that you can’t get out of your mind.

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Lokus & The Chef Present Their Debut EP, The Adventures Of Lokus & The Chef

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Lokus & The Chef
join forces for their debut EP – ‘The Adventures Of Lokus & The Chef’.  These artists have an interesting music background that in one way or another allowed them to create their own music style. Lokus is a rapper with a wide experience in terms of music. He has been part of different prestigious Hip-Hop groups, where he developed his talent. On the other hand, DJ Swedish Chef, previously known as T-Dub stands out for his ability to produce electronic dance music (Dubstep, Trap, Electro) and has gained considerable popularity for his dancefloor bangers. After reading this short intro of both artists, I’m sure you might have a clear idea now of how great is their new project…

Check out my track-by-track review below and enjoy the music!

1 – Bass Bangin’ Beats Nowadays, most opening tracks are quick and short. However, this one is unique, catchy, and was probably made to keep you attentive on the next songs…

2 – Knock ‘Em Dead I’m addicted to the Dubstep wobble bass sound on this track. I like how Lokus goes with the flow very clear along with a fast paced beat. This is pretty impressive, and my favorite one!

3 – Interlude Let’s take a break with a 32-second version of “Knock ‘Em Dead” before listening to the fourth track.

 4 – Monster Party The song starts with a dark instrumental and continues with a horror-themed Hip-Hop groove. They add the distinctiveness that enriches them as a duo. I think there’s a lot of originality here.

5 – Dark Soul Marks the fifth track and it brings you on a ride with fast rapping and interesting electronic beats. This tune discusses inner suffering in first-person perspective.

6 – Party! Party! Party! Here’s an upbeat track that makes DJ Swedish Chef shine with an incredible EDM rhythm pattern. This song should be enough to keep you moving through the bedroom or at the club.

7 – Holla At Me Another great song with more commercial potential than some of the other tracks. I think it could become their next single if they decide to make a longer version of it. This tune serves as the outro on this EP. It has a very danceable and cool sound in my opinion.

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