Nej!Las have supplied us with the much welcomed assurance that house music is making a comeback. Their heavy techno sound demonstrated in their two-track EP, with Washout and Fini, becomes entrancing, the more you listen the more you get sucked into the futuristic, cyber world they create. These are exactly the tracks clubs need to get everyone moving.


The artist and producer spent time in Detroit and Chicago, taking some obvious and making it their own. Some of the influences include: Flying Lotus; Boards of Canada, Thomas Bangalter, John Carpenter and tomandandy. All combined to make a techno beat that keeps you on your toes, taking you with the ebbing flow of the music


Even beyond the music, Nej!Las isn’t your everyday artist, founding her own charity which has already delivered $2.5 million aid across devastated areas of the Middle East, as well as creating her music in eight different cities across two countries. She goes above and beyond what would be expected of her. But what would you expect from this mysterious yet thrilling electro genius?


Modiwo’s Uplifting Dream Pop from Darkest Transylvania

Confounding expectations, Modiwo have emerged from the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains to become one of the country’s breakout musical success stories, whilst also giving their time to support charity projects around the world. Initially forming in order to provide entertainment for local orphanages and retirement projects, demand for the band’s music grew to such a scale that they agreed to become a band in their own right.

Joining together musical forces from Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Hungary, their unique anthemic dream-pop sound is embellished in their live shows with alpine horns, didgeridoos, and shakuhachi solos. Their latest track, “Never Give Up”, is an achingly blissful pillow of sunshine which brings to mind all the dreamiest elements of The Beloved.

Watch the video to Never Give Up here:

As well as conquering their homeland with their music, they are currently involved with a charity called Fruit Fusion, where audiences attending their gigs will pay with fruit rather than money, the proceeds then being donated to local orphanages, in conjunction with The Bureau of Children’s’ Rights Protection. An average show can deliver up to 700kg of fruit to those most deserving. Modiwo carry this healthy living ethos through to their own lifestyles and into their music, promoting yoga and meditation as well as using their music as a form of relaxation therapy.



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.


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.

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.


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.





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:

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:



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’:

‘What If?’:


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