Alan Maguire – ‘Time is Tension’

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‘Time is Tension’ is the latest single from Dublin producer/musician Alan Maguire.

There is a touch of the epic, dramatic even, as ‘Time is Tension’ simultaneously exudes an aura of ethereal wonderment and suspense building tension. A beautifully crafted exploration, it endeavors to enthrall and captivate, winging your thoughts a million miles away from the dullness of daily drabness. Crisp neon beats, phasing guitars and synths, and deep groove are expertly employed by Maguire to bring about an atmospheric, spacey-disco adventure. Delivered with a deft touch, pin point accuracy and flair for the atmospheric; this is a broody, thought-and-emotion evoking and immersive listening experience. In short; ‘Time is Tension’ will dramatically improve your day, no doubt about it.

Listen to ‘Time is Tension’ below and if that is to your liking, there’s plenty more where that came from, over here.

Wild & Free – ‘Ferns And Stuff’

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Los Angeles duo Wild & Free – comprised of producers, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Drew Kramer and George Cochrane – are readying the release of their much anticipated debut album, entitled Shapes On Shapes and penned in for November 17th.

The LP promises to deliver, across 11 tracks, lackadaisical deep house vibes, infused disco, tropical pop and Balearic. Ahead the forthcoming record comes ‘Ferns and Stuff’ – proof of their credentials for crafting addictive sounds. ‘Ferns and Stuff’ is a colourful confection, layered with an an enchanting groove, chugging bassline, beautiful synthesizers, airy vocals – matched by a chilled, atmospheric vibe. As chilled-out as it is, this is electronic music that makes you want to dance; through the combined power of a seductive groove, live percussion and organic instrumentation. A finely tuned and exquisitely crafted track, ‘Ferns and Stuff’ is a sensation.

‘Ferns and Stuff’ is below and complete satisfaction awaits; and remember, Shapes On Shapes is out on November 17 via Discotexas.

HART – ‘Mantra’

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HART is a UK-based producer shrouded in mystery and mystique.

Described as an eclectic musical oddball, a dream cloud sweeper, anime come real life and galaxy music decoder from the futures past… little else in the way of information is forthcoming.

What’s lacking in background information is more than made up for by the sheer spectacular brilliance of new single, ‘Mantra’. ‘Mantra’ is a dreamy, cosmic concoction that flutters gracefully in an elegant space between subtly euphoric and vaguely ambient. Fusing euphoric and electronic progression of melodies with nostalgic samples, we are utterly captivated through repeated propulsive beats and swirls, sustained rhythm and tender-hook promise of a euphoric climax – and protracted moments of twinkling crystalline grandeur. ‘Mantra’ is magnificent and transfixing with its crisp frosty elegance that takes you through time and space with an ease and breeze. A hypnotic and chilled sound collage.

You can enjoy ‘Mantra’ below (and enjoy it you will). The Reflective EP is out now, tune in here.

Castaway – ‘Grabbster’

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Castaway is the moniker of Valeriy Sayushev from Saint-Petersburg, Russia whose schtick is big beats and disco grooves.

His latest single, ‘Grabbster’ is as good an introduction to his bouncy, energetic production skills as you could hope for. It is a scuzzy, funky, indie-music-to-dance-to with a whopper disco groove, an early 90s aesthetic and a hefty kick to it. It doesn’t really care for anyone or anything, other than it is designed for one purpose; to get you moving and your hips gyrating. There are splashes of big beat, touches of Motown funk and flourishes of all manner of wonders in-between – in fact, ‘Grabbster’ would not be out of place on a soundtrack for ‘90s classic futuristic racing video game ‘Wipeout’.

Get a load of the infectious big beats of ‘Grabbster’ below:

Tomás Novoa – ‘Vuelta al Sol’

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Originally from Chile but currently resident in Berlin, Tomás Novoa has a penchant for heavy basslines, organic rhythms and emotive sounscapes.

Latest single ‘Vuelta al Sol’ is an unhurried aural pleasure, with a touch of a magical, dreamy quality to it. Propelled (dreamily) forward on a smoothed driving techno beat, an intricately woven blend of soothing, alluring and irresistible beats wash over you as a soft sweep of pitter-patter electronics and harmonies are almost hazily pushed to the periphery, as has the smoothed driving techno beat. It is patient, slow-building and reveals itself gradually, fluttering between subtly euphoric and vaguely ambient it promises something spectacular before retracting and inner calm returns. Subtle, soothing and seductive; ‘Vuelta al Sol’ is a delight!

‘Vuelta al Sol’ is lifted from the Berlin-based producer’s 2017 EP Raíces, which is also available for free download here – result, no?

Prepare to be seduced by ‘Vuelta al Sol’ below.