M3staken is back again with ‘Rain’

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Returning with his third album in the space of less than a year, experimental hip-hop artist M3staken (M3) has dropped the final piece of his ‘trilogy’, Rain.

Listen to Rain here: https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

Having dabbled with a combination of classical piano and electronic instrumentation on his first record, Apex, M3 has honed his brand of jarring, dark and complex music that borrows many of its beats from the world of hip-hop.

Despite this, it’s a difficult task describing exactly what M3 is doing and this is what places him in a different league to other artists. He’s a natural born boundary pusher and we clearly haven’t seen the end of his exhaustive ideas quite yet. Who knows what he might be combining with his hip-hop roots next?

M3 commented that Rain is ‘loosely connected to my two previous works and it is primarily a collection of my personal favourite songs’.

Check out more on M3staken here:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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‘As We Are’- Junkerry

Junkerry’s ‘As We Are’ is definitely one for you if you like experimental, genre-bending, psychedelic vibes in your music.

The nature of the music industry began to frustrate Junkerry and left her disillusioned, so she moved to India where she rediscovered her love for music whilst studying classical Indian singing. These multi-ethnic influences are can be seen in her music creating a cultural amalgamation of sounds that makes for a unique listening experience.

The beat of ‘As We Are’, reminiscent of 90s chillout, evokes a strong tropical feel, whilst the swirling phasers on the guitar send out rippling, mind trips that transport you away to another world. The  guitar solo towards the end of the track is a fine piece of song craft too; it doesn’t overshadow the rest of the track, as is so often the case and instead, it sits subtly behind the other elements of the song, knowing its place for optimal musical perfection.

Junkerry’s french accent renders the vocals smooth and seductive, comparable to that of Melody Prochet from Melody’s Echo Chamber, and they compliment the laid-back nature of the track perfectly.

Junkerry’s use of loopers and state-of-the-art computer equipment make her a sort of one woman band and allow her to form jarring polyrhythmic beats that leave you listening intently to pick out every fine-tuned element of ‘As We Are’.

Evidently, ‘As We Are’ proves that Junkerry has her hand in a number of genre based pies, and this is by no means a bad thing. She selects the most appropriate elements from each to form a psychedelic, mind-cleansing sound that reflects her journey as a musician.

For more mind trips and visual tricks, check out the video for ‘As We Are’ on Junkerry’s website which has been made using Google’s tilt brush feature. It’s a real feast for the eyes, as well as the ears.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Junkerry/

https://www.instagram.com/junkerry_/?hl=en

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