The Korvids set to release self-titled album

The Korvids is the musical vehicle of Gordy Goudie and James Grant, the latter of whom you may recognise from 80s band, Love and Money, the ‘group who never were.’

Championing a retro sound based on the ethics of funk, soul and disco, The Korvids are creating an up-to-date form of an older sound that many will be glad to see come round again. ‘Bad Faith’ from the Korvids new self-title album exhibits a catchy dance-floor groover that those of the slightly older generation are sure to appreciate. However, it would be rude to insinuate that their music is simply for older people, as this is not the case. Within the new album, the Korvids express an experimental side too, exploring a number of electronic soundscapes that may just appeal to younger listeners.

After the success of their debut release ‘Beach Coma’, which was picked up by Sirius US radio and remixed by Balaeric legend Jose Padilla, the duo released ‘Bad Faith’, a beauteous cut of late 70s disco remixed by Love and Money and Steely Dan’s producer, Gary Katz.

The Korvids is out 28th April.

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Track Review: Ginny Vee’s ‘Give Me Dynamite’

Italian born singer, Ginny Vee, has recently released her club-banger ‘Give Me Dynamite’ and its exactly the kind of track that gets people moving, as well as singing along.

With a distinct euro-house vibe and some crystal clear vocals on Ginny’s part, ‘Give Me Dynamite’ is the perfect anthem to your summer. But in the meanwhile, you can use it to get you through those dark, dreary winter days.

A highlight of the track is the quintessentially house-esque keys that come in just before the chorus with their groove-heavy chord structure, whilst the beat is sure to keep you moving all night long.

The lyrics are simple, but sometimes this is best – especially for a track of this genre. It allows the quality of production and the actual music to shine through, whilst still exhibiting Ginny’s unique voice.

Not only this, but there’s a certain je ne sais quoi to the track that gives it a super-feel-good vibe unlike anything else from this genre. The upbeat single was arranged by Steve Manovski (co producer and co writer of Sigala’s hit single ‘Give Me Your Love’) and it was recently taken to the Amsterdam Dance Event where it was unsurprisingly snapped quickly up by Disco:Wax (Sony).

Whilst Ginny may have struck the big time with ‘Give Me Dynamite’, at times it has been a tough road for the singer. Her family often suggested that she “get a secure job” any time she spoke of a career in music. Consequently, Vee attended law school but she soon left to follow her passion and joined a creative arts school. She then worked as a model and travelled to LA where she pursued an acting career, working on set with Michael Rooker. However Ginny’s passion was always singing and the cover group Belle Ma Belle was formed where she has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the Italian music industry. After a few years she made the break from the group and headed in her own direction.

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Youthonix drops debut single ‘Moments’ ft. Arrow Benjamin on Naughty Boy’s new imprint Naughty Recordings

A Club Banger With A Heart… An undeniably strong debut release” – Complex

A plethora of firsts, Hackney-native Youthonix offers up his first solo release and debut cut from his imminent 4-track EP. The track entitled Moments Ft. Arrow Benjamin, is released Friday 8th July via Naughty Boy’s imprint, the aptly named Naughty Recordings.

Courting the attention of the Beyoncé-approved vocalist and fellow Naughty Boy collaborator Arrow Benjamin, the 27-year old artist and producer showcases his ability to seamlessly flit between eutrophic laden breaks and refined production, acting as seamless backdrop to Benjamin’s soulful vocals.

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Cut to a nostalgic montage, the wistful visual acts as the perfect accompaniment, seamlessly synced to the contrasting rapturous production and emotive melodies, offering a first insight in to the aesthetic world of Youthonix. Summarising the video, Youthonix states “Life is made of moments and so is my video!!!!!!”

Having already made a name for himself after grabbing the attention of Digital Farm Animals & R Kelly, collaborating on the recent release ‘Wanna Know’, Youthonix has already amassed support by way of MistaJam, Pete Tong and Danny Howard amongst others, paving the way for his soon to be released debut 4 track EP – ‘One Beat At A Time’.

An empathic statement of things to come Moment’s ft. Arrow Benjamin is a thrilling taster of what to expect over the coming months, as he drops more tracks from his debut EP, undoubtedly defining Youthonix as an undeniable one-to-watch for 2016 and beyond.

 

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Upcoming Afrobeat singer Bobstar set to release new tracks

Bobstar is an exciting new artist who has managed to cultivate a unique sound of his own based on a fusion of Afrobeat, bashment and grime. His double A side release “Loving Last Night”/ “Blame On Me” will most definitely drive its listeners to the dancefloor. Bobstar’s an upcoming artist with the potential to shake up the club scenes of England and beyond by demonstrating mastery in the creation of urban music as epitomised in the track “Loving Last Night”

 

Bobstar has collaborated with Afrobeat artists such as Ace and producers such as Rolio D and Rare G. The multifaceted nature of his songs derives from both his ethnical background as well as his extensive interest in different kinds of music.

Robert Gabriel Okoro AKA Bobstar has been passionate about playing music from an early age. Being brought up both in Nigeria and South London has contributed to the fact that his musical approach is thriving from a variety of different cultural impacts – his style has developed from genres that range from Reggae, Hip Hop, Afro House and Jazz to Pop. Bobstar has been soaking up musical inspiration from the likes of Shabba Ranks, Elton John, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley amongst others. With his songs being primarily Hip Hop based Bobstar’s music is comparable to the work of Future and Mavado.

His musical ambitions range from song writing to performing as well as producing, a skill he acquired over the years from owning his own recording studio.

Release date for “Loving Last Night”/ “Blame On Me” is 8th January 2016LINKS:

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Hoda releases new single, Exhale!

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She made us hold our breath for a year, but it’s been worth it!

With her new single Exhale, Hoda has marked her ground as a unique and versatile songwriter with an unmistakably distinctive sound.

Tehran-born and London-bred, Hoda’s diverse background is matched only by the diversity of her musical influences from Joni Mitchell to Nick Cave; Stone Roses to QOTSA, with a twist of Siouxie Sioux. When asked how she describes her music, she replied, “Some call it ‘Post-Folk’… We call it Rock.”

Her self-produced debut EP Arrivals (2011) saw Hoda crack out of her shell to explore a range of musical possibilities. A year on, she self-released the single “Raging Waves” securing her airtime on BBC TV and radio and a standing ovation at London’s legendary 100 Club.

“A great song” Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s/ Nick Cave)

“Passionate, raw.” (Faranak Amidi, BBC)

“Hoda is definitely one to watch” (Fink)

HODA’s 2nd EP is due for release later this year followed by a UK & European tour.

‘I Am Lono’ Release New AA Single: ‘Too Bright’/’Simone’

Duo Matthew Cooper and David Startin from Nottingham are the masterminds behind ‘I Am Lono’. Creating dark, uncompromisingly bold music, and having only been together just over a year, already have fans at BBC 6 Music, including Steve Lamacq and Dean Jackson from The Beat.

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Their new AA single ‘Too Bright/’Simone’ is due for release on the 17th March. Their minimalistic style in ‘Too Bright’, features Matthew’s resounding vocals which contrast with the flagrant sound of the keyboard. In the band’s own words ‘Too Brightis about the deluded expectations and constant diversions of a young man’s thoughts, who has realised that his expectation of how things would turn out is not necessarily the way things will be’

During the last twelve months I Am Lono have supported the likes of The Savages and Palma Violets, as well as opening the Dot to Dot Festival.

You can watch the video for ‘Too Bright’ here:

 

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Vita Chambers asks ‘What If?’ with new dance-pop single

Canadian pop-princess set to bring GOLD standard to the UK on 31st March 

Vita Chambers - What IfHaving toured with Justin Bieber in her native Canada, Vita Chambers is set to bring her North American success to UK shores with new double a-side ‘Fix You’/‘What If?’

At only 20 years of age, Vita Chambers has already had a musical career to be admired. Signed at 16 by Universal Motown, after sending them her MySpace address, she has since toured with aforementioned country-mate Bieber and performed at the prestigious Soul Train Awards. However, Vita Chambers soon grew tired of being moulded by her record label.  As a result of this, she has gone out on her own; recently starting her own production company, Gold Note Productions. Now, she is able to fully express her personality and views within her music. Striving for independence and for her voice to be truly heard, this is clearly not your average young artist.

‘Fix You’ is a pure slice of electro dance-pop. It’s tone is more sombre than ‘What If?’ This showcases Vita Chambers’ versatility as a performer. As the reflective verses lead into a soaring chorus; the radio friendly sound that this young artist has created becomes clearly evident. This view has been shared by many, as ‘Fix You’ has already gone gold in Canada. The positive reception that this track has already received has also caused her to be nominated for a Canadian Music ‘Juno Award’ for dance track of the year.

‘What If?’ is an upbeat dance-pop hit in waiting, complete with sing along chorus and a superb vocal performance from Chambers. But underneath the pop sheen, it’s also a song the tackles a serious message – to fall in love with whomever you wish, regardless of race, orientation or other social norms, and do what makes you happy.

 

‘Fix You’/‘What If?’ marks her first foray into UK territories, where she aims to keep her incredible run of success going.

 

You can check out the videos here:

‘Fix you’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjDre7EaHFQ

‘What If?’:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO5w_hLJpLU

 

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DANCE MUSIC UPDATE: from in and around the dance floor.

Bicep: new EP

Having been off the radar for a bit due to moving studios the muscle obsessed house throwback duo are back with what seems like a pretty hot EP.

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The new ‘Satisfy EP’ has been compiled into brief YouTube clips here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R-mdKx7f-U&feature=youtu.be. Musically it stays true to what they’ve done before and visually you can look forward to a typical Bicep style face full of clichéd 80s pop tat. All good fun.

The opening title track ‘Satisfy’ seems likely to steal the show. With a hefty string section intro it bursts into a pretty irresistible rumble of synths and breaks that’s surely going to ‘Satisfy’ even the most critical fan…sorry.

The last track, ‘The Final Trip’, is also decent and sounds pretty similar to ‘Keep Keep’.

The EP is out 25th November is well worth a listen.

 

Sunset Records: Kill yourself dancing; the story of sunset records (Compilation)

Being in to early house / Chicago / Detroit etc. is pretty fashionable at the moment as people desperately retreat in horror from the chart mainstreams acceptance of dance music and specifically house. It’s just not enough to say you’re into house any more.

killyourselfdancing-artworkThis compilation certainly caters to that cowering clientele. The two disc set is a retrospective in appreciation of Sunset Records and their development of the house sound.

The extensive album notes provide you with most of the info you need regarding their impact on contemporary music.

Ben Mays’ ‘Lover Man’ is a particularly exceptional transitional track from disco to something much more wide ranging.

 

Fis: RA Mix

It’s a shame Halloween has just passed because this mix is utterly terrifying. It is the musical equivalent of Kubrick’s ‘2001’, with it’s broad echoing bass lines, combined with Lars Von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’ dotted with the inexplicable horror of ‘Labyrinth’ or any movie Bowie has been in.

That’s as good a description as I can possibly give, but I can definitely urge you to give it a listen. Fis, aka Olly Perryman, put the shuddering panpipes, erratic sub-base bumps and haunting string sections down to what he “sees and hears from his body during meditation”. I really hope no, but there you go.ra388-fis

The mix is made up predominantly of Fis’s own material, generally unreleased, and much of it will be made into one off dub-plates according to a recent interview with Resident Advisor.

It’s not enjoyable, it’s certainly no run but it is definitely worth a listen, if not purely for the weird emotional experience.

 

NOAH ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW SINGLE, “KEEP ON MOVIN’”

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After two chart topping releases, NYC based recording artist, NOAH arrives wiser, more determined and full of interesting stories about his journey as a musical artist in today’s D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) culture.

His brand new single “Keep On Movin’” is scheduled to hit digital retailers worldwide on December 16th under his new dance label, Icon Worldwide Music, with global distribution by LabelWorx UK, home to global DJ/Producer sensations Avicci, Armin Van Buren, Afrojack, Sebastian Ingrosso and Tiesto.

Keep on Movin’ is bound to become 2013’s celebratory Billboard and UK Music Week Dance Chart success. The song is not only a personal reflection for the artist but also a declaration of more to come.  NOAH wrote the anthem in the hopes of inspiring those seeking to change their lives!

I am “catching up with destiny,” NOAH explains, “and I am not looking back!”

Within weeks of leaving his office job in September of 2012, NOAH’s debut single “New York is Dead” began its 20 week residency on the DJ Times National Club Charts peaking at #16 in December between Mariah Carey’s “Triumphant” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Darkside,” ultimately charting in the Top 20 of the U.K. Music Week’s Commercial/Pop Charts in June at #15.  “No More Angels,” his L.A. themed summer anthem, reached the Top 40 on the DJ Times National Club Charts and climbed to #3 on the UK Upfront Music Charts in July.

“Keep On Movin’” is picking up speed and garnering international positive Tastemaker feedback from the likes of UK’s Judge Jules (BBC1), Graeme Park and Lee Dagger.  The single hit #9 on the idanceradio.fm Top 100 Chart on October 14th and has received support from Netherland’s celebrity Radio 10 Gold DJ, Dennis Verheugd a.k.a. DJ Devious, All4YouHitRadio in the Netherlands, Club Radio EDM, and Red Sea Dance Radio.

The original track, produced by NOAH and UK based producer, Ben Dabson a.k.a. Radical Academy (Cardiff, Wales) accompanies a celebrity line up of International remixes including the esteemed UK Power Duo, Andrew Galea & Marc JB, London’s 2013 Top 100 DJs Pink Panda (UK), Grammy nominated and Billboard Charting producers Mike Rizzo (Funk Generation), Sam Michaels & Dan Mathews a.k.a. Klubjumpers, Wayne G & LFB; French Miami DJ/Producer sensation PASHAA; chart topping Billboard DJ/Producers Casey Alva and DJ Ting, as well as a cast of rising talent including the fresh celebrity DJ/Producer Shahaf Moran (Tel Aviv), Dirrty Panda (Canada), and the Italian DJ/Producer team, WTDJ (Italy).

The “Keep On Movin’” Radio Remixes can be heard here: http://snd.sc/1hMpsiH

The Music Video can be seen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcqXm7SVPLU&feature=youtu.be

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