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“A fine blend of influences between latin musicstyles, rich layering with positive vocals that lift you up.”

Costa Rican MC/DJ duo Nakury & Barzo launch “O”, a new album dedicated to the infinite connection between all life forms. The release is set for September 18th 2020 via the independent record label Lácteo Cósmico.In this collaborative production, they explore various danceable rhythms and genres that are part of their identity: Salsa, Bolero, Reggaeton, Bossa Nova, Swing, among others. All this without forgetting their characteristic sound, that fuses Hip Hop and Rap in Spanish with elements of electronic music. The album reflects the search of one’s roots with a profound love for nature and community. It’s a journey that incites us to move our body, heart and mind.”O” is the second long-play in which the Costa Rican duo collaborate, following Nakury’s discographic debut in 2017 titled “VIA”. In the new recordings, they are accompanied by guitarist Daniela García, percussionist Fiorella Hidalgo and bassist Maddie Serrano. The mixing and mastering was engineered by Ricardo Bernal, while the graphic design was developed by Sara Serna.After performing in 15 countries of Europe, North America and Central America, Nakury & Barzo have prepared a new show for “O”, which also includes their classic repertoire. The performances are complemented by different elements: scenography, wardrobes, visuals, dance and live instrumentalists. During 2020, they’ve adapted their proposal to virtuality and have managed to participate in international musical markets such as Circulart (Colombia), IMESUR (Chile) and Corriente (Peru).Nakury & Barzo celebrate this new chapter in their artistic careers connecting with their audience in diverse territories and exploring new paths.

Iliya Zaki – Atanua (Spotify)

“A deep emotive cinematic theme which hits hard inide you and release goosepumbs through its brilliant storytelling.”

A song made special for an aerial silk performance by Asia's largest new circus group, Cre Arts Asia. A 7-minute epic story soundtrack written in a cinematic orchestral style. Here is a link to the solo aerial performance: Zaki is Singapore's foremost composer in the Epic Orchestral and Trailer Music genre. He found his love for symphonic music at an early age and progressed to the music of the rock and metal at 9 years old. His childhood idols, Japanese heavy metal band X-Japan, continue to be his greatest source of musical inspiration.Drawing influence from the works of Yoshiki Hayashi, Hans Zimmer and Thomas Bergersen, Iliya focuses on creating music that tells a compelling emotional story.Aside from his personal music releases, Iliya writes for renown publishers in the Trailer and TV industry such as Epic Score, Gothic Storm, The License Lab, and several more.Iliya has placements in many TV channels worldwide such as:ESPN, HBO, Fox Sports, DMAX, Discovery, NHL, BBC, Telecino and many more!Popular TV shows that has used Iliya's music:WWE, Baby Boomers, The Voice, Biggest Loser, Top Gear, Deadly Women, and plenty more!

She’s The Queen – Shades Of Blue (Spotify)

“Charming melodic arps, wide and soft uplifting vocals in a fine blend of good groove.”

Lyrically, this song is about compartmentalizing memories and saving them for when you're able to finally face yourself. The chorus teeters between the desire to believe that you had no control in the outcome of a relationship, with the fact that you're still haunted by what could have been. Written and recorded in our home studio, the song began with a harpy synth and was built up with guitar and our Moog Little Phatty.She’s the Queen is an American electropop music duo signed to Electronic Rumors. Based in Portland, Maine, She’s the Queen is composed of Emily White (vocals, songwriting) and Andrew Kuryloski (production, songwriting, guitar).The duo met and formed while attending school together at Ithaca college in upstate New York. Shortly after college, the duo moved to New York City and released their self-titled EP, She’s the Queen, which features their first electro hit ‘Waiting Game’.In 2012 the duo’s hit track ‘Waiting Game’ was featured on the Electronic Rumors compilation album alongside Futurecop!, Fear of Tigers, Vanbot and other notable acts. The duo released two follow up EPs through their label featuring ‘Talk to Me’, ‘The Way’ and 'Cold Heart'.She's the Queen's music has been featured on FOX TV's 'Sleepy Hollow', Showtime's 'The Real L Word' and The Style Network's 'Betsy Johnson XOX' to name a few.

“A solid mix, that hits you on from the first seconds, engaging a lot of expectations and wishes for what you want to come after, minimal entering with a soft retro chord vibe, then to heartwarming vocals and melodic lines layered with care, managing to keep the groove straight and interest on, reaching all expectations we had as listeners on start. Great track!”

Highly respected house music producer and head of Glasgow Underground Records, Kevin McKay, returns with a sublime house groover – his version of Sade’s 1994 classic ‘Pearls’ featuring the beautiful vocals of Rozie Gyems. The track is an exclusive from Kevin McKay’s new album ‘Summer Of Love’ which features tracks conceived, produced or remixed (or remixes commissioned) by McKay and is designed to reflect a typical Kevin McKay DJ set – the first time he has delivered a truly artist-focused collection of tracks as a DJ mix album. ‘Summer Of Love’ continues McKay’s development of the cover version as an art form (as showcased on his artist album ‘No Samples Were Harmed In The Making Of This Record’), and brings together a slew of standout recent singles and remixes, including this magical version of ‘Pearls’.The track is already gaining support from key international tastemakers with its low-slung bass and sultry vocals delivering real emotional impact. Supporters include Riva Starr, Paco Osuna, Oliver Heldens, Vanilla Ace, Robert Owens, Severino, Joe T Vanelli, ATFC, Roog and many more.Kevin McKay has been a mainstay in the underground since the early nineties and on many different fronts. From recording with Omid 16B as Sixteen Souls and creating the Sir Henry’s anthem, ‘On My Mind’, to discovering and co-producing Mylo’s seminal album, ‘Destroy Rock & Roll’, he’s earned his place in the house music hall of fame. Throughout he has spearheaded the Glasgow Underground imprint where he continues to break a wealth of new talent and showcase legends of the scene. All this while serving up masterclass DJ sets around the world and at his Mick’s Garage residency in London.’Pearls’ is a seductive tune that builds into an irresistible groove – a perfect introduction to Kevin McKay’s ‘Summer Of Love’.

Pablo Iranzo – Something (Monsieur Adi Remix) (Spotify)

“A memorable deep house groove with captivating vocal and beautiful melodic arps. ”

The "Summer of Collaborations" comes to an epic conclusion as singer/songwriter Pablo Iranzo ( teams up with electronic music producer Monsieur Adi to release an electronica/early house remix of his upcoming song “Something”. The two track remix single, featuring the main remix (6'08) and a radio edit (3'39), is available on all platforms. The original version of Something, a dark electro tune, will be released later this year as part of Pablo Iranzo's second album.Well-known for his elegant, imaginative and epic official remixes for Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, Two Door Cinema Club, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Bastille, Ellie Goulding and many more, Monsieur Adi is a versatile and creative music producer, composer, and songwriter. He drenches all of his work in pure emotions and feelings that can sometimes leave the listener unsure if they should dance or cry.Already available is a two track single of "Something" featuring retrowave/80s pop remixes by Plextro ( / and Disquette•s ( / : Iranzo is a singer/songwriter from Munich, Germany. His music blends rock/pop with dark, gothic elements, sometimes also venturing into more electro sounds. His debut album, Blind Faith, was released in December 2017. He is currently working on his second album, due for release in the last quarter of 2020.

“A beautiful trip hop song with solid groove through deep sensational vocals, a timeless track!”

The second post-apocalyptic single from our debut EP. Oxygen features a huge orchestral sound, contrasting the song’s central themes of loneliness and regret. The song is accompanied by a stunning video shot in and around the mountainous central North Island of New Zealand.