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“-HRDY-, also known as Wouter Hardy, presents a set of enjoyment when we listen to his composition -A New Dawn-. Neoclassical era in its true, original form.”

“-HRDY-, также известный как Wouter Hardy, дарит целый комплект наслаждения при прослушивании своей композиции -A New Dawn-. Неоклассическая эпоха в её истинном, первозданном виде.”

HRDY, also known as Wouter Hardy, is a Dutch composer, producer and musician. Hardy discovered the piano and played his way onto the stage with the artist Kovacs where he inhabited the role of musical director and pianist for some time.

Hardy made his 2019 global debut as a producer on the record 'Arcade’ by Duncan Laurence. The song led the Netherlands to victory at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Over the last months, Hardy has been working on his solo project HRDY, composing music to be released on his own studio album. Influenced by music pioneers such as Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Joep Beving, his compositions blend the styles of the neo-classical era with ambient, electronic sounds, resulting in multi-leveled, immersive and cinematic music pieces. For the first song of the album, to be released in the first week of February 2021, HRDY utilized a string section alongside his beloved 1870 pianola, 2019 Zimmermann and multiple analog synths from the 70’s and 80’s to create a floating, enticing and intimate piece. HRDY will be complementing his full-length debut album in the course of the coming year by releasing a new song each month, enjoy!

“Atmospheric work rich in dense, three-dimensional layering. which set us inside the sound and feelings of ambient.”

“Атмосферная работа -Clarity- с одноимённого EP богата на густые, объёмные слои. Именно таким мы видим, чувствуем и принимаем окружающий нас ambient. ”

Produced by Paramita Ambient, Wendy Panoah is a French composer of "Ambient Music" and relaxing music. They unveil the second single from their first EP “Clarity” which will be released on January 15, 2021. This second track is a soothing instrumental music recorded and tuned in “LA 432Hz”, a frequency close to nature ideal for relaxation, a yoga or meditation session with music! Artist similar to Chama Wijnen, EON NOIRE, Peter B. Helland, Alex Couture, Moon Oceans, Cooper Sams.

“Home. What amazing and special associations this short but so important word for each of us evokes. Let go of your thoughts from your daily routine and travel with Specific Coast and its meaningful creation - Home.”

“Дом. Какие удивительные и особые ассоциации вызывает это короткое, но такое важное для каждого из нас слово. Отпустите свои мысли от повседневных дел и отправляйтесь в путешествие вместе с Specific Coast и его многозначительным творением - Home.”

“Home” is the latest single from Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, Specific Coast. Originally a voice memo sent to his long distance girlfriend, ”Home” is featured twice in the penultimate episode of the Netflix Original series Ginny and Georgia, premiering February 24th.

Specific Coast is singer-songwriter, Matt Dunne. A veteran of the music industry, Dunne has held positions in concert promotion, artist management, music publishing, and label management. After multiple peers in the industry had come to him for guidance, Dunne created Cactus Coast, a community where artists, songwriters, mixers, and producers could help each other achieve their goals. Dunne began hosting backyard concerts at his home in Silver Lake, providing a unique, intimate setting for artists like Royal & the Serpent to perform. Dunne used this safe space to test out new material for his own project, Specific Coast. Eventually the house shows turned into networking events, which turned into writing sessions, which turned into songs, which turned into several placements in a Netflix series. After years of helping others transform their dreams into realities, Specific Coast returns with his highly anticipated single “Home.”

“The Music Painter is the case when the track title speaks for itself. Jordi Forniés like a real artist in the world of music draws his classical works. Gentle, sometimes impetuous melody and contemplative, creative mood.”

“The Music Painter тот самый случай, когда название композиции говорит само за себя. Jordi Forniés как настоящий художник в мире музыки рисует свои классические произведения. Нежная, порой импульсивная мелодия и созерцательное, творческое настроение.”

Jordi Forniés is a Spanish musician, composer, and visual artist based in Singapore. His works are characterised by a continuum between tender overarching refrains and defined sequences with increasing momentum.

Always contemplative and expansive in nature, his compositions draw on neoclassical and ambient electronic music. Forniés composes for piano, strings, and small ensembles, working with studio recordings alongside electronic elements.

His first album Loudly Quiet will be released in 2021 together with his forthcoming solo exhibition under the same name. The album is a hopeful and poignant collection of compositions for piano and strings which each focus around an individual story or transient moment.

He has often worked in collaboration with others including Bouvaque with photographer and filmmaker Han Sungpil for which Forniés’ created a piano and string quartet score. He has composed for films including Caroline Fink’s epic documentary about the receding of the largest glacier in Switzerland, Aletsch: Of Ice and Men, 2016, and made music for documentaries and video installations with Gitta Gsell. He also worked on Yan Wang Preston’s major project Mother River, which was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

A classically trained pianist since childhood, educated at Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Vila-seca in Spain, Forniés returned to music study in 2017 gaining an MFA in Music Composition and Orchestration at Chichester University in the UK. He is a member of the Composers Society of Singapore.

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“Kina unites his fans with his signature emotional and vibrant sound. His extended single I'm Not Going Back with Mokita delivers warmth with captivating voice and the beautiful rhythms of indie pop music.”

“Kina объединяет своих фанатов своим фирменным эмоциональным и ярким звуком. Его расширенный, совместный с Mokita и Mishaal сингл I'm Not Going Back согревает теплотой своего пленительного голоса и ритмами инди-поп музыки.”



Platinum-selling producer Kina has shared his latest track “I’m Not Going Back” featuring Nashville-based singer Mokita. Listen HERE. The song blends Mokita’s rich, unique vocals with Kina’s signature lo-fi beats and is released today alongside a lyric video. Watch HERE.

In speaking about the collaboration, Kina says: “"I discovered Mokita thanks to Spotify shuffle – I remember when ‘Colorblind’ started playing; I was shocked and kept this song on loop for a long time, so I needed to make a song with him…and now here's ‘I'm Not Going Back.’ We worked remotely because of the COVID situation (and because I'm in Lisbon and he's from the US), but the song was born in an incredibly difficult but inspirational period that I was living in. I'm so happy with the final result simply because it completely represents my mood during that period of time."

Mokita adds: “‘I’m Not Going Back’ was one of those songs that I wrote really quickly, it happened in like 15 minutes. I wrote it about battling addictions and just how much easier it is to feed your addictions than it is to work at a relationship. I’ve been sober for almost 2 years now, and I remember the morning that I finally woke up and knew I was done... I kept repeating the title in my head, ‘I’m not going back.’ I think that can apply to so many things that are unhealthy for us. We kinda have to preach to ourselves against our demons and addictions, and remind ourselves why we stepped away. I have been a fan of Kina’s for a while so when he reached out about this song it was a no brainer. Super excited for everyone to hear it and grateful he wanted to work together on this one.”

“I’m Not Going Back” follows the release of Kina’s “Tell Me About You” (feat. Mishaal) late last year as well as his recent collaboration with Cavetown on “Sharpener’s Calling Me Again.” In April 2020, the 21-year-old producer released his debut EP Things I Wanted To Tell You, featuring the likes of Au/Ra, Pink Sweat$, and Adrianna Proenza. Included on the project is Kina’s breakout hit “Get You The Moon” (feat. Snøw), which has accumulated over 2.5 billion streams worldwide and is RIAA Platinum certified in the US, Mexico, Australia, Sweden and Canada. Furthermore, his track “Can We Kiss Forever” has tallied 2 billion+ streams globally. Kina’s music continues to grow and resonate with listeners, now surpassing over 11M TikToks created using his songs.

Stay tuned for more from Kina coming soon!

About Kina:

Italian producer Kina broadcasts his secrets through lo-fi pop transmissions teeming with the emotion and release of a midnight confession. His bare honesty registers on a global scale with an understated, yet seismic impact. Since 2017, the Naples-born Italian producer and artist has quietly emerged as a bona fide phenomenon with over 5 billion streams, Platinum certifications, acclaim from Refinery29 and Idolator, and an average of 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

His breakthrough 2018 single “Get You To The Moon” [feat. Snøw] initially exploded on Tik Tok as Columbia Records called and signed him. Eventually, the track garnered a platinum plaque from the RIAA, appeared in an episode of On My Block, and posted up 1 billion total streams and counting. It also paved the way for his 2020 EP, Things I Wanted To Tell You. Inspired by a stint in Lisbon, the latter boasted the gold-selling “Can We Kiss Forever?” [feat. Adriana Proenza], “Where R U?” [feat. Pink Sweat$], and “Feel Again” [feat. Au/Ra], which Clash praised as a “wonderful future pop bouncer.” Along the way, he also remixed music for Natalie Taylor, StaySolidRocky, and many others.

About Mokita:

For some artists, music might be an exercise in aesthetics, written emotionally guarded at arm’s length, or from the perspective of another. But for artists like Nashville’s Mokita, it’s an unrelentingly honest, deeply personal, unwaveringly confessional form of expression, an outlet to tackle the sincerest of subjects many songwriters are all-too-often afraid to address with such candor, in a style that bridges Mokita’s classical training and singer-songwriter upbringing with his work as a producer and a penchant for crafting layered and atmospheric modern electro-pop.

While 2019’s 4201 marked Mokita’s debut EP, a string of singles, remixes, stripped down releases, and collaborations had already netted the independent artist hundreds of millions of streams in the preceding years, leading to collaborations with artists like R3HAB, Lost Frequencies, and most recently, Ella Vos. Though still operating as a writer and producer within Nashville’s flourishing pop scene and beyond, and tackling remixes for an eye-popping array of national talent, it’s his own work, the earnest culmination of a lifetime of musical experience, that most definitively sets Mokita apart, as he continues to rise through the ranks as an exciting fixture of the electronic and pop scene.



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“Wallners group consisting of four brothers and sisters represent their third single, which is not always melancholy and despondency determine the depressive mood. All Again with the warmth draws multicolored patterns on the icy window, and strings and piano bonfires Wallners magical world of sound.”

“Группа Wallners состоящая из четырёх братьев и сестёр представляют свой третий сингл, в котором далеко не всегда тоска и уныние определяют депрессивное настроение. All Again с теплотой рисует разноцветные узоры на заледеневшем окне, а струнные и пиано разжигают костры волшебного мира звука Wallners.”

With their debut single “in my mind” and the follow-up “Ships”, the Viennese family affair Wallners promptly landed two impressive streaming successes. Along with features in various Tastemaker playlists, they were added to the Spotify Viral 50 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and far beyond Europe. Wallners are already considered as one of the most exciting Austrian newcomer bands. This successful start to their young career is now followed by their first EP “Prolog I” including the focus single “All Again”, which will be released on February 19, 2021. The talented sibling quartet is one of the most exciting neo-pop names in the German-speaking territory right now.

The newcomers Wallners – four young siblings from Vienna – feel comfortable while dreaming and playing with thoughts. The story of Nino (20), Max (23) and the twins Anna and Laurenz (25) almost sounds like a dream itself: After years of tinkering in the living room, they sent demos to various labels without any great expectations. Never ever would they have imagined that they would land straight at Universal Music. But you can hear why: The quartet’s debut single compares to a gaze into an enchanted kaleidoscope, presenting itselfas an unmistakable and highly polished sound. Wallners’ hypnotic dream pop will take theirlisteners on an exciting journey somewhere between illusion and reality.