Ave Maria Overdrive & Skiba Shapiro – ‘Shabba’

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Ave Maria Overdrive were born in Zurich in 2016, the creative brainchild of Caccia Schiacciatore (Guitar, Synths & Drums) and Captain Bitrage (Bass, Synths & Drums), the pair do a fine line in off-kilter alt-pop.

The duo’s most recent release is EP, Photogenic Melodies of which latest single ‘Shabba’ is lifted from. The track is marked by a sense of balance between pop and experimental. Albeit a bouncy pop song, within the fabric of ‘Shabba’, there are a variety of disparate musical strains; disco, post-punk, electro, bossa nova and pop. These strands are bound together and intricately woven and adorned with an ear for infectious pop hook, buoyant melodies and an under-stated hint of electro and synth-pop nous. The result is something broody, beautiful and dramatic – an altogether different, intriguing and exploitative sound.

A big thumbs up for ‘Shabba’ – which you can listen to below. And if that is to your liking, why not get acquainted with the duo’s Photogenic Melodies EP? Listen to it 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.

NASAYA – ‘Milk (ft. Myra)’

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Born and raised in Reunion Island – next to Madagascar – French musician and producer, NASAYA (aka Theo Hoarau) makes electronic music bursting with ideas, invention and vitality.

that blends influences from a broad range of influences from Jamie xx, Tame Impala, Flume and Michael Jackson to Jimi Hendrix, Supertramp and Chick Corea. These influences evidently run wild on NASAYA’s genre-hopping, musical splicing-and-dicing latest single ‘Milk (ft. Myra)’. It is a colourful, imaginative tune that shuffles over some slick beats with a slinky, super-cool bounce before a blend of glitchy 8/16bit era computer game sounds reveal themselves, adding another dimension to this warped, yet beautiful sound collage. The final touch of class for ‘Milk’? Well, that is an honour reserved for guest vocalist Myra’s irresistible and mellifluous cooing. A sublime, super-colourful introduction to an artist that we hopefully hear plenty more from in the future.

Do your ears a solid and listen to ‘Milk (ft. Myra)’ below.

Introducing: Michael Rogel

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New Mexico native Michael Rogel has a touch of magic about him when it comes to producing big, banging tunes; Influenced by industrial techno and house, Rogel deals strictly in big old dance club classics.

Rogel is a pretty prolific producer too, in the last 12 months he released LP Hail Mary, a string of singles and an EP. The most recent product of this prolificy is ‘Street Night'; a track that encapsulates what Rogel is all about in just over three minutes. It is a dancefloor-ready blend of big beats, heavy bass, rickety percussion and feverish energy, combined with all manner of electronic noises, alarms, sirens and heavenly vocals. The same can be said for ‘In The Air’ albeit a more tempered take on the floor filling classics. Rogel is well worth keeping tabs one, for both the quality and quantity of his output is on point.

You can check out ‘Street Night’ & ‘In The Air’ below now.

Introducing: Marius

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Marius is a 21-year-old producer from Norway, and he’s releasing an EP on Pelican Fly – the Belgian label behind Cashmere Cat and Lido – later this year.

Based in Oslo, Marius has been making waves with his colourful and imaginative sounds thus far; combining everything from electronica, new wave, trap, psych and rock together. Latest single ‘Lame’ wonderfully whisks together hard-hitting beats and glitches with some supremely potent psych tones, for a full-colour, shimmering and sparkling psychedelic pop meets electronica experience. The delights don’t end there with the genre-defying producer, his previous single ‘Easy’ is an even greater heady brew of wonder. It pushes and pulls in all manner of directions, it shifts and shoves as it crashes, thuds and explodes with a ferocious energy and electric potency. Its gritty, the beats are compelling as they are potent as they shatteringly shuffle with wicked rhythm, as ‘Easy’ slides from light to dark, and calm to stormy in no time. The transition is smooth and the track is a beast.

As yet, the date for Marius’ new EP is unknown but go off what we’ve got here, it looks like it will golden.

For now, check out ‘Lame’ & ‘Easy’ below: