Teenender’s ‘Hooked’ Is Sugary, Groovy Electro-Pop

Teenender’s ‘Hooked’ is glitzy electro-pop with a high production value and a sugary approach. These guys really know how to bring a sense of groove to a more melodically-oriented tune. There’s a real sense of low end on this track which compliments the airy vocals and fluttering synth work nicely. The track has a deeply organic feel that sets it apart from most of its … Continue reading Teenender’s ‘Hooked’ Is Sugary, Groovy Electro-Pop

Dino Mansik’s ‘Iso Ja Tuntematon’ Is Icy-Yet-Soulful Finnish Pop

Dino Mansik’s ‘Iso Ja Tuntematon’ is a piercing, happy take on indie pop out of Finland. These guys describe themselves as, “a fresh newcomer to the Finnish music scene.” They work with “an attractive combination of catchy pop hooks, electronic soundscapes and cinematic vibrations.” It’s nice to hear people making music in their native languages. Especially a language like Finnish which is really very unique. … Continue reading Dino Mansik’s ‘Iso Ja Tuntematon’ Is Icy-Yet-Soulful Finnish Pop

Felix Cartal has the Perfect Song to Bring Up The “Mood” on the Dance Floor

Felix Cartal is out with a catchy new song titled “Mood” which was released on YouTube on December 11th, 2018. The fun EDM song starts off with a serious and chill vibe, but the “Mood” is brought up by the time the chorus hits the listeners ears. This song becomes an instant pop classic at the start of the explosive and fun chorus. It’s the … Continue reading Felix Cartal has the Perfect Song to Bring Up The “Mood” on the Dance Floor

THK’s ‘Chop of a Brick’ Is Energetic, Anthemic Club Trap

THK’s ‘Chop of a Brick’ featuring Vic Rippa is high-energy, club-oriented rap with a glitzy trap approach. These guys say they try to “to bring a fresh approach… by bringing flavors from different genres, something the audience could hear in DJ mash-ups, but perfectly blended to sound like an original.” These guys do a really good job of creating energy within the context of an … Continue reading THK’s ‘Chop of a Brick’ Is Energetic, Anthemic Club Trap

Indigo Velvet’s ‘Nineteen’ Is Lively, Tropical Glaswegian Indie Pop

Indigo Velvet’s ‘Nineteen’ is clean, lively indie pop with a slick, groovy take. These guys “are set to unveil another slice of vibrant tropical indie-pop through,” this new single, they say, which was “out on December 7th via IV Records.” This group describes their sound as, “an unmistakably effervescent and danceable brand of indie-pop.” The act has been garnering a lot of attention, and it’s pretty clear … Continue reading Indigo Velvet’s ‘Nineteen’ Is Lively, Tropical Glaswegian Indie Pop

Kuchimatl’s ‘Come Home’ Is Soulful Mexican Electronic Music

Kuchimatl’s ‘Come Home’ is eclectic, spacey electronic music with a decidedly human approach. “Kuchimatl is Javier Correa,” who describes himself as, “a Mexican keyboardist with an androgynous and exotic singing voice.” He says his music features, “an electro-pop aesthetic mixed with otherworldly sound passages, and a spiritual punk attitude on stage.” There’s definitely a lot of cool stuff coming together on here. The whole piece … Continue reading Kuchimatl’s ‘Come Home’ Is Soulful Mexican Electronic Music

Doov’s ‘Target’ Is Clean, Smooth Rap with a Technical Approach

Doov’s ‘Target’ is clean, melodic rap with a smooth, brisk pace. This artist describes himself as a, “twenty-year-old rapper and producer from East Brunswick, New Jersey.” He says his “music reflects influences of all kinds — from Jersey club, to afro beat to soul — while always embodying classic hip-hop and his own unique style.” This really hits in a meaningful way, but there’s a sense … Continue reading Doov’s ‘Target’ Is Clean, Smooth Rap with a Technical Approach

C-Dup’s ‘Up!’ Is a Glitzy, Well-Structured Take on Modern Trap

C-Dup’s ‘Up!’ is high-energy trap with a sparkly, well-produced beat. “Love the beat,” this artist, so he says he “had to come at it with some style.” This guy is really good at picking out, or maybe coming up with, samples. The way these dainty, glamorous string contrast with the unpretentious ballsiness of the rest of the track’s framework is an almost comedic, very welcome … Continue reading C-Dup’s ‘Up!’ Is a Glitzy, Well-Structured Take on Modern Trap

Redd’s ‘She Said’ feat. Rocky Wallace Is a Strong, Diverse Pop Track

Redd’s ‘She Said’ featuring Rocky Wallace is expansive, hook-oriented pop music featuring a woody, analog vibe and a fast-paced, technical rap section. “This is the first single off the upcoming release No Free Tickets,” the artists say, which is “due out December 1st.” Clearly, this is well-rooted in the conventions of modern pop music, but this ad hoc duo has created a very unique environment for … Continue reading Redd’s ‘She Said’ feat. Rocky Wallace Is a Strong, Diverse Pop Track

Pompom’s ‘Skull’ Is Elaborate, Alluring and Dark Electro Pop

Pompom’s ‘Skull’ is atmospheric, lightly dark electro pop with a glitzy, uplifting soul. The artist describes this piece as, “an ethereal Halloween trance,” from her “anime-tinged dream pop,” body of work. On top of the solid track, she has made a point of establishing a clear, concerted focus on her image and packaging. The elaborate costumes and bright color palettes give her clear ties the … Continue reading Pompom’s ‘Skull’ Is Elaborate, Alluring and Dark Electro Pop