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Ronin releases debut single “Chemical Smiles”

As much as some critics might claim otherwise, the truth is that making electronic music with an organic pulse isn’t easy – that is, unless you’re Ronin, who flexes some serious sonic muscle in his new single “Chemical Smiles.” In this beat-laden extravaganza, music and lyrics carry the same weight in …

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CD REVIEW: Introduction 2 Retro-Funk by Ronnue

Hip-hop has reached an interesting apex in the late 2010s and, at this point, those who wish to set themselves apart in the genre have no choice but to look towards the experimental over the familiar when constructing new material. Ronnue, a funk singer with hip-hop undertones in his music, …

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Mutlu releases all-new single “Lifeline”

“Someday from the village to the city / I hope we’ll find common ground” pleas soul singer Mutlu in his all-new single “Lifeline,” a powerful R&B ballad that looks ahead at the future with a prayerful optimism that stands in stark contrast with the doom and gloom of the contemporary …

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British duo ooberfuse releases new Music

Whispered melodic vocals adorn a rigid bassline at the onset of Hal St John’s radio edit of “Call My Name,” one of five remixes of the new song from acclaimed British duo ooberfuse out now everywhere that indie music is sold and streamed. The soft serenade is glistening, intoxicating even, …

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Biglemoi’s brand new extended play Permanent Vacation

About fourteen-seconds into “Joyride,” the punky opening salvo of Biglemoi’s brand new extended play Permanent Vacation, a nervous beat is joined by an airy lead vocal that provides us a little bit of light in the dark sonic tunnel that the band has us traveling down. It isn’t long before smoking …

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Relic Kings drop new Single/Video

Steady but never shy about drifting away from the standard rock template, the beats that listeners encounter in Relic Kings’ “Blinded by the Sun” are bouncy, buoyant and full of a rare vitality that drives every stitch of audio in this single from the much buzzed Moose Factory-stationed band. A …

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2.O.F. drops new EP/Single

The problem that I, and a lot of other critics, have with modern electropop doesn’t really have anything to do with the artists responsible for its ongoing success. My issue is that, unlike 2.O.F., so few of the Tim Milliken-collaborative project’s contemporaries inject their music with the unfiltered emotion that …

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