‘Me’ by Chippass Is Minimalist, Perfectly Off-Beat NorCal Rap

‘Me’ by Chippass featuring E-40 and ALLBLACK is some groovy, minimalist rap with some technical, interesting and genuinely unique flows. “They in love with money but they love themselves more,” a press release says. “Gotta keep it playa when you around these parts.” This has a slow, buzzy analog vibe that’s reminiscent of past trends. At the same time, it feels like forward-facing. Part of … Continue reading ‘Me’ by Chippass Is Minimalist, Perfectly Off-Beat NorCal Rap

R3HAB & Icona Pop’s Dance Song Time Travels from the 1990’s to Now in Under 3 Minutes

“I’ve been a fan of Icona Pop ever since their first record release and I’m so excited to have a collab with them. This track was so fun to make and I hope everyone enjoys the positive vibe that it stands for.” – R3HAB  R3HAB & Icona Pop have the perfect collaboration to get the party going. The song is categorized as a dance crossover, channeling the pop … Continue reading R3HAB & Icona Pop’s Dance Song Time Travels from the 1990’s to Now in Under 3 Minutes

‘Left Out in the Sun’ by First Round’s on Me Is Bass-Heavy Alt-Rock

‘Left Out in the Sun’ by First Round’s on Me is a prescient, groovy alternative rock track. These guys describe themselves as an “alternative/garage rock band in Chicago,” made up of “members influenced by classic rock, thrash metal, indie rock, blues and just about anything in between.” This, the band says, “is a personal song about struggling with working too much and finding time to … Continue reading ‘Left Out in the Sun’ by First Round’s on Me Is Bass-Heavy Alt-Rock

Candy’s Room’s ‘Hither Green’ Is Funky, Rock-Facing World Music

Hither Green’ by Candy’s Room is some dynamic, funky rock music with a modern indie approach. These guys describe themselves as taking “influence from old Motown records and 80s college rock bands like Sonic Youth and Galaxie 500 in [an] attempt to create a hybrid of popular music tones.” They say this track “features string and brass arrangements, which have been layered using modern production techniques — an experiment to try … Continue reading Candy’s Room’s ‘Hither Green’ Is Funky, Rock-Facing World Music

Love in October’s ‘I Don’t Want to Die Tonight’ Is Fast, Energetic Electro-Punk

Love in October’s ‘I Don’t Want to Die Tonight’ is some high-energy pop punk that makes good use of electronic elements. These guys describe themselves as, “an indie rock band from Chicago, IL that blends lo-fi fuzzy guitars, pop hooks and a broken drum machine.” They say this “is the first single from [their] new album, SHAPES, which will be released mid February, 2019. The … Continue reading Love in October’s ‘I Don’t Want to Die Tonight’ Is Fast, Energetic Electro-Punk

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