When you go to their Soundcloud page, you soon realize URBANO is a brother and sister group. I mean the genes in that family must be amazing. Hailing from the suburbs of Philadelphia, this duo recorded their eleven track album ‘Royal Family’ over the course of two years. Let me tell you though…it is well worth the wait! They have a very eclectic vibe with a lot of different aesthetic styles all intermingling together. URBANO somehow meshes Pop, EDM and Hip-Hop all into one. There are some amazing dance tracks that immediately scream Electro House, keeping you on your feet the entire time. Their songs have effortless melodies and harmonies, creating a truly unique connection to one another. These two artists seamlessly collaborate together to make some huge hits off this album. They keep their listeners guessing the whole time and really give an enjoyable well-rounded album. Definitely the hottest duo on the market for today’s Top 40! Some favorites include Happy Hour, Body Werk, Night And Day, Keep Dancin’ and In The Moment. We are all excited to see what they do next.
Let’s dive in with a track-by-track review:
1 – Happy Hour ‘Royal Family’ starts out with an uplifting EDM hit. It is one of the strongest jams in the album, and also the favorite of many fans.
2 – Are You? Here you’ll get a song with Hip-Hop and RnB elements. With slow and smooth beats, it’s an okay song. You’ll probably like the interaction of both singers as well.
3 – Night And Day A nice radio-friendly Pop-Dance tune with catchy rap verses. It features vocoder vocals without exaggeration. With a really good flow, this is simply beautiful!
4 – Body Werk I really like the aggressive energy this song carries. Excellent for Hip-Hop choreographies and for workout routines. Get in shape and dance!!!
5 – Need To Know Another track with slow paced RnB beats. Again I like the connection between both singers, especially Marisa’s vocals that portray emotions, feelings, and passion.
6 -Replay It’s great to have such a contrast in this album, not all the tracks are made for the dancefloor. In this case, “Replay” is a soulful jam, and a love-making track.
7 – Keep Dancin’ Let’s get funky! Honestly, I love the vibe of this song. Featuring violins and a four-bar pattern, this will get you on a D.I.S.C.O. mood.
8 – IDK feat. Jitta The only song on the album that counts with the collaboration of an extra talent. “I Don’t Know” has a distinctive beat, powerful vocals and creative rap lyrics.
9 – Let You Go The Hip-Hop sound continues on this track… I believe this tune will drive fans wild at the club. Here you’ll notice an upbeat attitude on the brothers.
10 – Little Freak I love the fast rapping technique of John, it’s really impressive. Pronouncing all of the words so quickly is not easy at all. This is excellent in every sense!
11 – In The Moment Finally, the album ends with a pretty nice Pop-Dance song that will make your body move! A song that could easily become the next single. It has a summer/tropical vibe in my opinion.
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New Esotera EP ‘Old As Time’ — Exclusive Review
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 MomentsThe 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 – LIGOHey 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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February 1st, 2017
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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
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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