Blacksmith x Skinnyman – Price Of Love

“So old school elements in this one, just love when I hear that sound with a modern production. Mcs are just great, reminded me at moments to a House of Pain, piano sequence is a hook you need, just a perfect fit with bass line, rhythm and vocals on top of everything. ”

alex kate – Lost In You

“Emotional, deep, well written and with a beautiful voice. Although it does start with a retro feel to it, songs shapes out to be quite modern with great production. Love that the rhythm parts feel like another instrument and the pizzicato strings at the end is a really nice touch. ”

Lost in You was written from start to finish after watching a murder mystery programme which for some unknown reason hit Alex with inspiration. Running upstairs to her bedroom to quickly record the song, Alex says: “You wouldn’t think that a programme about murders would inspire such a love song.. You never know when creative moments are going to hit I guess.”

Even though the foundation of the song was established rather quickly, Alex sat on it for quite a while, trying to figure out what it needed to sound like. She has: “the same feeling about songs as Michael Angelo had about sculptures. Songs are like angels caught in marble and you have to just chip away to release them and some can take more time than others.”

In order to unlock the full potential of the song, she brought Daniel Newcombe (MD for BEKA) into the project this August and when he sent the first demo, she knew that she had finally found the angel: “He created the ethereal dreamscape that I knew I was looking for that reflected the utter abandonment to love.”

The video to Lost in You was shot in Capetown as most of her visuals for the Rebel for Love EP. While working with just a demo at the time, she got a friend, Freddie Reed who usually works for National Geographic, involved and had the wild idea to go and shoot the video in two days in the desert and finish at a farm up on a cliff 500km from Capetown. “‘Sounds great,’ I said to Freddie. I didn’t know that we would be driving through some of the heaviest rain that the Karoo desert has seen in 10 years and get to our final destination and there to be no sunset or stars and a complete white out. However, it was actually the most amazing experience shooting in the desert where Afrikaburn happens. Freddie Reed, the director wanted to encapsulate the feeling of being lost and lonely in the city and at peace and alive in the desert. I think he has done a magical job.”

Sweet Tempest – Giving It Up

“Can’t get enough of this modern return to synth wave, sound of the 80’s that brought electronic music to mainstream world. Love the melodies here, so old school, so well produced. Same goes with all the vocals, that are filled with beautiful arp sounds, amazing song. ”

“Giving It Up” is the disco anthem of the early autumn that will bring all the cool kids to the big cities on the dance floors together. Drenched in 80s synths rewired for the 2020s SWEET TEMPEST created a giddy yet romantic track.

Ways of Seeing – Walk Through The Crowd

“-Ways of Seeing- gives us a melancholy, slightly dreary, but very deep composition. The text reflects particles of pain of loss and loneliness that followed this. The Dream Pop genre is very successful for transmitting the entire atmosphere, which is perfect for the onset of golden autumn.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“-Ways of Seeing- дарит нам меланхоличную, немного тоскливую, но очень глубокую композицию. В тексте отражена частички боли утраты и одиночества, которое последовало за этим. Жанр Dream Pop очень удачно подходит для передачи всей атмосферы, которая прекрасно подойдёт для наступившей золотой осени.”

It is a song about isolation, procrastination and longing. It looks back on vivid memories of a relationship that could have been great. These memories are tinged with regret for a lack of courage to fully seize the moment.

Le Jank – Staying Tuned With

“No rainy weather and cold will spoil your days if there are music – le jank and hypnotic rhythms of reggae nearby. All black clouds part in the rays of this music, and the soul thanks for the harmony and calm that this track gives.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Никакая дождливая погода и холода не испортят ваши дни, если рядом будет музыка -Le Jank- и гипнотические ритмы Reggae. В лучах этой музыки расступаются все чёрные тучи, а душа благодарит за гармонию и спокойствие, которое дарит этот трек.”

"Staying Tuned With" by Le Jank features the legendary Reggae musicians formerly of The Maytals Band who lent their masterful instrumentation to Le Jank's pop composition. These musicians are some of the founding fathers of the sound that is Reggae.

T-Freeze – Away (feat. Dannykull)

“The vocals in this dancehall track like an acute razor glide across your body, exciting and electrosing everything around you. The melody is beautifully combined with a rhythm-section, major notes melt a bad mood on the horizon of events and you do not notice how it turns out on the flooded sun beach. Today is your day, and -t-Freeze and Dannykull- will help you remember it forever!” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Вокал в этом Dancehall треке как острая бритва скользит по вашему телу, возбуждая и наэлектризовывая всё вокруг себя. Мелодия красиво сочетается с ритм-секцией, мажорные ноты плавят на горизонте событий плохое настроение и вы не замечаете, как оказывается на залитом солнце пляже. Сегодня ваш день, а -T-Freeze и Dannykull- помогут вам запомнить его навсегда!”

Fast Guns – Thylacine

“If you do not have enough feeling of freedom in your life, then the new single from the group -fast guns will decorate it in all the colors of the rainbow. In this Indie Rock track there is a spirit of liberation from everything that can be captured by your own complexes. The track is reduced in such a way as to give it the atmosphere of the 60-70s and this only adds heat to him.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Если вам не хватает ощущения свободы в вашей жизни, то новый сингл от группы -Fast Guns- разукрасит её во все цвета радуги. В этом Indie Rock треке присутствует дух освобождения от всего, что может вас держать в плену ваших собственных комплексов. Трек сведён таким образом, чтобы придать ему атмосферы 60-70-ых годов и это лишь добавляет ему теплоты.”

Stephanie Schneiderman – Daughters

“Love the change of pace this song have, with an amazing vocals, to melodic structures it brings, from one mood to another, just great writing and arrangement. Back vocal edits are perfectly placed and the detail I like the most is that reversed piano keys in transitions. ”

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