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Total music posts:2,564 Total artist interviews:111

Neoclassical Pop Jazz World Music House Electronica Psychill Psytrance Techno Blogwave Rock Hip‑Hop

Total music posts:2,564
Total artist interviews:111

Skeleton Lipstick – Vapor Never Sleeps (Spotify)

“Sparkling energy of electro house music, to the rhythm that feels comfortable in the walls of your favourite club and in larger festival venues too. You will bathe in its dynamics, amount of optimism and glittering beauty.”

“Искрящаяся энергия электро хауса, в ритме которой чувствует себя комфортно как в стенах любимого клуба, так и на больших площадках и красочных фестивалях. Вы будете купаться в её динамике, объёме из оптимизма, красоты и яркого блеска.”

Artist shared few words with Nagamag behind his inspiration:

"For this track, I desired to make something that conveyed the tension of keeping up with art and information by fusing sound production ideas from vaporwave, future funk, electro and house

I wanted the drums to resemble a ticking clock & the additional percussion to suggest the sound of a frantic mouse or smart phone keys futilely clicking about trying to make sense of everything. In the end all ideas are subject to the forward momentum of decay and construction, nothing can be held indefinitely. We wear out, but the rhythm of art keeps pumping along. Vapor never sleeps

This song is swarming with restless pent up energy. It is the catharsis of my quarantine. No chill whatsoever, & the low end presses your chest so hard, you’d think someone was trying to resuscitate your heart. And I am." - Skeleton Lipstick

SHIHA – You (Original Mix) (Video)

“Are you ready to dance? Enjoy this from Shiha. A Tech House work full of percussion sounds and a funky bassline that will rise “You” up to the next level.”

SHIHA is one of the most recognized artists in Egypt’s electronic music scene. He also managed to build and maintain a name for himself internationally by gaining support and plays from DJs around the world. With more than 15 years of being involved with music, his work includes a variety of different projects that are eccentric and diverse. SHIHA is known for his melodic deep house, tech house, and progressive vibes, also hosts a monthly podcast “Clubbing Purposes”

Denny Kay – Russian Acid (Spotify)

“Have you ever felt the need to express feelings through sound? Just play Denny Kay's classic (Russian) acid, full of filtered notes, synth leads and specially chosen SFX !”

Benbo – Room In A Box – Original Version (Spotify)

“What is hidden in this room in a box? Benbo and Michelle Bee don't afraid to innovate, stepping outside of usual forma they represent. Giving us in a most beautiful minimal way, a sensual acid house, which becomes dangerous addictive! Try it! ”

Pink Lizard Music's pxnklxzrd imprint released Benbo & Michelle Bee's non-COVID acid anthem ‘Room In A Box’ on Nov 20, complete with a Hannah Holland remix, a shiny new radio re-version, and a loose-limbed Caucasian funk live version with the Pink Lizard All-Stars, that recalls the baggy heyday of the early 90s.

Digital renaissance man Benbo is the multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, producer, remixer, artist and designer behind a stylistically dizzying volume of tracks & remixes.

Chiefly a producer-writer, able to open creative doors for artists who don't want to compromise, his collaborations have turned up on VICE on HBO (with Neotropic); at Christmas #2 for Cape Town's GHFM (11-week chart run with EJ von LYRIK); pounding from Detroit club speaker stacks while the stage lights up with laser wearables (with Mother Cyborg); and as a Record Store Day Exclusive clear vinyl 10", originally premiered by Gilles Peterson (with Pablo).

His remixes are similarly unpredictable - check the carnival bass of Beat Rivals ft Lifford's '(Gotta Be) Free' Benbo Bass Remix, the woozy techno of Otti Albietz's 'Becoming Close (Benbo Remix)' or the balearic acid classical of Alexandra Benedict & Tris Taylor's 'Sleeping Lions - Benbo Remix.'

But his solo work is kept closest - with an album begun in 2003, signed to Cooking Vinyl in 2009, and briefly released but withdrawn in 2011. Its quality is signalled in the #1 Indie Shuffle Alternative chart placing for 'If You Feel Emotional', mixed by Gordon Raphael, in 2015, and volumes of radio support for 'Gravity Pulls Me Down,' finally completed in 2017 thanks to production by Marta Salogni.

The ultimate accolade, though, must go to 'Sheep On Drugs', which fulfilled a life's ambition by appearing on legendary BBC1 show 'Homes Under The Hammer'.

After disappearing in the wake of his 2017 mini-album EVERYTHING IS FINE, not a peep was heard on any Benbo profile, until a one-liner earlier this year in Popbitch recommended his parody COVID manual HOW TO SURVIVE A PANDEMIC.

Someone then took a line in the book referencing an imaginary Benbo Global Megastore too seriously, and the real Benbo Global Megastore was launched in August - packed full of exclusive designs across clothing, accessories, homewares, books/zines and - yes - music.

Is it real, or is it just absurdist fantasy? Doesn't matter - the creative products and services keep coming.

itscanturan – Frontin’ (Spotify)

Frontin from Itscanturan - The Project of Can Turan, Istanbul-based music producer, is a groovy acid housey techno with some line flirting with psyharmonires and all the right layers to boil your veins with dance need.

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