‘Inescapably rhythmic’: SunDivas epitomise St Lucia’s sound on ‘Djèn Djèn’

We need music that takes us to someplace else, now more than ever. Because even if St Lucia is on the amber list, SunDivas are doing their best to get us a ticket with ‘Djèn Djèn’.  I don’t speak ‘Kweyol’ (French-derived Patwa), and I’ve never been to a ‘Soca Fete’, but this track smacks you […]

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Positive affirmations abound on Robyn Wilson’s ‘Love Songs To Myself’

“I’m so done with guys,” starts Robyn Wilson (aren’t we all?), before she runs through a laundry list of self-affirmations on her sophomore single “Love Songs To Myself”.  The 22-year-old singer-songwriter has a lot of experience for her age. She picked up the guitar and started to write her own material at only age 10. […]

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Håkon Skogstad turns a genre on its head with his ‘Visions of Tango’

There’s a local dialect in Buenos Aires called Lunfardo. Making excellent use of idioms, words, and phrases from across Europe grew out of prison slang in the late 1800s but has since spread to every inch of Argentinian society. This was, in part, thanks to Tango lyrics. ‘Visions’ of Tango’, the latest release of Håkon […]

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‘FXMOUS’ by MXOM delivers melodic trap with flashes of Kanye style

MXOM employs effortless flow and punchy trap production on his new song FXMOUS. Drawing on Kanye West, high-energy, autotuned ad-libs sound around the track, and well-placed samples are given full length to shine.  The beat boasts the usual hallmarks: rattling hi-hats, the answering machine intro, but with pulsing bass and shimmering guitars adding a more […]

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Jade Moss delivers noughties soul with a retro flair on ‘Only U’

Only U is a delightful single, sitting somewhere between nostalgic 50s pop and 00s British Soul, brought to you by Jade Moss. It takes the best from both genres, pairing emotionally honest, life-affirming lyrics with groovy, driving production (like if Mark Ronson leant less hip-hop and more doo-wop). This makes the song really danceable at […]

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Marcus Mac brings the Gaelic sound to the 21st Century with his body-positive ballad Nochd.

It’s hard to argue that Marcus Mac, Gaeldom’s “King of Pop”, isn’t doing much good with his latest single, Nochd. Breaking down the issue of body positivity with a powerful ballad. Tick. Delivering the song in Gaelic, adding his LGBT experience to the genre’s ever-renewing canon. Tick. Doing it all over a Europop beat. [If […]

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‘Dialectics’ by R Zak collects lush soundscapes from the edge of space

As a collection, the songs on R Zak’s ‘Dialectics’ hang like paintings in a gallery. Sure, each of them could be displayed on their own, and people would admire the rich, textured sonic canvas, but when shown together, they reveal an intriguing theme. R Zak explains the album’s title as “a reciprocal exchange between opposites, […]

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LearningToDive is ready to make waves with his all new album ‘Norwegian Pop’, coming 2nd April.

Being hailed as a love letter to the 80’s post punk and pop rock scene, it is evident on hearing this album that it has been heavily influenced by some of the great 80’s pop icons, such as The Pet Shop Boys and David Bowie. ‘Rainbow Fall’ sounds like it would have fitted perfectly as […]

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Billy Mick, the one-man variety show, is back with his latest release ‘Tourist’.

‘Tourist’ is an upbeat pop-tastic song and if you are in to the sound of the 80’s, this will be the single for you. It’s a pop-rock/disco infused single, with lots of energy, much like the songs of the 80’s era. ‘Tourist’ also sounds like it has jumped straight off the sound track to the […]

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