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Nick Harris Releases Flirty New Single “Sometimes”

A fun & flirty beat

Nick Harris returns to us with a new track called “Sometimes” produced by krs. This single has a hot beat and a reverb that echoes all around and reminds you that it’s summer. Harris has always had a talent for finding rhythm in the sounds he produces with others and in “Sometimes”, he rediscovers that art and brings it to the table to create this song.

The strange voices at the beginning and interspersed throughout the song is a well-constructed artistic decision on the rapper’s part that gives character to the song overall. This is Harris’ song of flirtatious beats and rhythms that keep you in his endless loops of intertwined confusion and desire.

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Back to when I last had the chance to write about this skillful producer, I mentioned how Harris is originally from Athens, Georgia. The musician now  lives in New York City as an NYU student studying Music Business. Harris is a man of many talents, not only being able to produce music electronically, but also able to play the guitar, upright bass, and percussion.

In this new single, he transforms his vocals over krs’s compositions, sounding more so like a hybrid of Aminé and Travis $cott.  Producing, mixing, and mastering his own music, you can tell how Harris is a master of his own art. The midtempo record engages you in a way that makes you want to make this your anthem for the long summer.

There is so much potential for this young rapper and I hope to continue hearing his growth as he continues to produce more material for his listeners to hear. And only to add to the talent, Harris is also a great personality, with a true passion for the music he makes, which only adds to the artistic credibility of his music.

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Ro Ransom is the Fairest of All with Release “Prettiest” ft. Jazz Cartier

Fairest of them all

Emerging artist, Ro Ransom, is back again with a new single that will be sure to take you on a trip. Ro Ransom drops his record “Prettiest” ft. Jazz Cartier and produced by Tim Suby.

With an eerie violin-beginning, Ransom guides you along his mysterious track of self-indulgence and mischief of the urban nightcrawler.

Let the unknown begin, let the darkness take you, and the let the vibes fill the space. With a Travis $cott feel, the artist epitomizes the sound of raw indifference and bold  grunge. Beat by beat, luring its way into your sultry day dreams, the hip-hopper sings “Take a model home, then I f**k her ’til she’s hideous”.

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The rapper originates from New York, and his dynamic musical stylings are what brought him success. This past year, he co-wrote the track “Let’s Go” for the latest buzz in R&B/pop, Khalid, as well as toured alongside the new pop songstress Dua Lipa. His own “See Me Fall” visual has received over 5M views alone, and his last release “Doppelganger” won its place in the esteemed Spotify playlist ‘Most Necessary’.

Along with all of these achievements comes an underlying plan that is no longer hidden from us! The forthcoming project, titled Momentum, is in the works, and Zane Lowe started us listeners off by kickstarting his new single. “Prettiest” was immediately reviewed by HighSnobiety, and gained high recognition for being associated with this rising artist.

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Suby, the mastermind behind the production (and who also produced Childish Gambino’s “Candler Road”), combines with Ransom’s chilling falsettos as Toronto-based Jazz Cartier, crushes the words that fire off his lips and into our ear drums. Together, this deadly trio build a composition of darkened, battered wonderland.

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PLS&TY Unleashes a Killer Track that will Run You Wild

Let this song run you wild

If you’re looking for what cutting-edge means, you won’t need to use a dictionary for this one. Just press play above to hear PLS&TY’s recent release “Run Wild”. This single is an incredible banger that is sure to be a hit on the dance floor. It does not require any remixes to spice up the track, in fact PLS&TY has done that all on his own, making the track extremely riveting with its charismatic, high energy, song that is a battle cry of musical creation. The incantations are incredible, carrying the song throughout what the time frame will allow, and preparing you for the depths of life that march into the jungle and run for the great escape. The drums are haunting, like bones against the ground chiming to the sounds of a summer anthem. The synths then raise our hopes and spirits as the melody carries through a stream of our consciousness alongside the eerie chants of the song.

After the release of his hit single, “Good Vibes”, which landed a Universal Music licensing deal and re-release, and after having already been on tour for 4 months in the U.S., this artist decides that it is time to push his fans’ musical ears and challenge them to an abstract track such as this one, “Run Wild”.

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At a young age, PLS&TY is already noticed as a leader in the Future Bass world today (and all it took was one year)! He is known for remixing various genres like R&B and hip-hop and abstract house music which have all led him to over 30 millions plays on SoundCloud and a #1 spot on HypeMachine charts.

The DJ has also been recognized by some of the biggest in the EDM leagues including labels like OWSLA, Dim Mak, Disruptor Records/Sony Music Entertainment, Island Records, Wind-Up/Concord Music Group and more. This trippy, erotic, chill, wavy sound that this man fabricates is certainly a way to distinguish himself against the others.

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His music has already been featured on notable media platforms such as BBC Radio 1 and Diplo & Friends & Sirius XM, his remix of Genevieve’s “Colors” was used in a Hershey’s “Hello Happy” TV commercial; and many more accomplishments came along down the line.

PLS&TY is hitting the road and the studio and making a big bang with his musical prowess. We are all excited to see what is in store for this producer and he continues to run wild and take chances for his music.

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KEYON Releases an Amazing Jazzy Remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Outside”

Feeling it on the inside and outside

The producer has really decided to show off his true musical skills in this recent remix he released today for all to hear! KEYON, a young artist from Massachusetts, remixes the renown track originally created by Calvin Harris featuring the stunning vocals of Ellie Goulding, and turns it into a masterpiece of EDM jazz. Using the real, natural voices of his instruments, he captures an authenticity in his electronic music that only some artists, such as Lido, offer. KEYON himself noted that, “I think people could respect that I make all my own samples and sounds”, he continues, “and I’m telling you…jazz is making a revolutionary comeback”.

This artist really makes us appreciate the art of musical theory with his songs, something I think many of us seemed to have forgotten after all of these days of mainstream, artificial tunes blasting through the radio.

When this remix hits 2:15, the conflict rises and the best guitar interference you will ever hear takes you down a path of intense jam-worthy freedom. It’s funny that KEYON chooses to use the raw sound of electric guitars to create the drop rather than the synths and it works so perfectly!

The song ends with a little jazzy piano riff to ease us after the stunning sound storm. The drums help guide you to the beat and march you onward into the depths of the track. The risers are well-developed and the synths similarly riff into waterfalls of sound in a downward formation– pouring into your ear drums.

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The artist has a lot in store this summer as he ventures off into the music realms of his simple studio set up, and we are excited to hear what he’s got for us!

 

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Merk & Kremont Tell a “Sad Story (Out of Luck)” In this Summer Jam

 Out of luck, but full of heart.

Merk & Kremont are two DJ’s I was never aware of.  In fact, I had never heard of these Milan-bred producers before, until I heard their recent release “Sad Story (Out of Luck)”, which release today! If you are the type who loves electronic, downtempo music, but are looking for something new, then this is the track you should be listening to.

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A unique blend of pop and cultural tunes intertwined into a beautifully polished single, this song, released through Spinnin‘, captures what is means to feel broken from the ever-occurring series of unfortunate events of life.

This is honestly such a simple song, and yet, it is extremely catchy in the way the melody follows a tune you wouldn’t expect, like the way it incorporates the Spanish guitars that strum away at heart strings whilst we reminisce about the troubles we have. Notable publication, Your EDM, admits “[Merk & Kremont] show no signs of slowing down with their unique, explosive musical stamp.”

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From pop music to house, these guys change it up each time to fit their musical energy. They have released numerous singles on labels that include electronic tycoons such as Tiesto’s Musical Freedom, Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings, Steve Angello’s SIZE and also Spinnin. They have reached over 40,000,000 streams online! In addition, the two have performed at many highly recognized festivals and radio shows alongside acts such as Oliver Heldens, Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike.

So, guessing this time, the boys lucked out after all!

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Electro-R&B/Soul Soloist R. LUM. R. Announces Forthcoming Debut “AfterImage”

The Wizard of Electro-R&B/Soul, R.LUM.R, is announcing not only his forthcoming EP “AfterImage”, but is also prepping for his tour this summer!

R.LUM.R is a Florida-native, and unlike many artists today, he genuinely has a background in music that gives him a stronger understanding of musical creation. He is well-versed in old school R&B and jazz, growing up in a household that listened to and appreciated the stylings of Sade, George Benson, and more. With breathy yet silky vocals and impactful falsettos strung through intricate lines of synths and beats, we get what is R.LUM.R’s circus of beautiful sounds.

However, though this author of sound describes his music as “R&B/Singer-Songwriter/Soul/ Electronic”, he still does “not want to limit myself”.  The range of genres that this artist is able to tackle is extraordinary.  He’s a classically trained acoustic guitarist, was inspired by anime like Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist, and even studied Japanese as a second language at Florida State University. If this was not eclectic enough, his musical interests also spanned from listening to Pink Floyd, to Prince, to Debussy, to Massive Attack, and so much more.

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NPR Music has pegged him as “a fast-rising, pop-friendly R&B singer whose falsetto is no joke,” and The New York Times chose him for “The Playlist,” and let’s not forget how this young man was the CoverBoy on Spotify’s “Alt R&B” playlist for 6 months!!  If that’s not enough praise as is, R.LUM.R’s hit single, “Frustrated,” has accumulated more than than 15 million Spotify streams and counting!

So, it only makes sense that with such love for his music comes excitement for his debut EP, AFTERIMAGE, which is set for release on August 11th, this summer, via PRMD.

A poet, a songwriter, a curator of melodies, and a beholder of emotions, R.LUM.R is honestly one of the most talented artists in today’s music hemisphere, and should not be overlooked.

The solo act is also honored and excited to be going on tour this summer, starting in Utah on June 23rd, at the performing at the Bonanza Campout Festival working his way through the states until concluding the road trip with his final performance at the Austin City Limits Festival!

He’s been recognized as the Vevo DSCVR Artist and as the Top 3 Most Added at Urban AC Radio. As part of Vevo’s DSCVR program, he will be one of many upcoming artists that will have the opportunity to create unique content and material at an early stage of his professional career in order to gain awareness and buzz from his fans.

Overall, everyone should be excited for what R.LUM.R has in store for us and for where he is going on his rhythmic journey because his music is enchanting, hypnotic, and breathtaking.

Want to hear more of his music? Listen below!

Below is a list of R.LUM.R’s tour destinations! So be sure not to miss out on seeing this talented, soulful guy take the stage in a city near you!

·  June 23 – Heber City, UT – Bonanza Campout Festival

·  June 25 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

·  June 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

·  June 28 – Telluride, CO – Sunset Concert Series

·  June 29 – Denver, CO – Ophelia’s

·  July 9 – Seattle, WA – Nectar

·  July 10 – Portland, OR – Star Theatre

·  July 12 – San Francisco, CA – Richshaw Stop

·  July 14 – Sacramento, CA – Concerts in the Park

·  July 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones

·  July 16 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

·  July 17 – Los Angeles, CA – School Night

·  July 21 or 22 – Tisvildeleje, Denmark – Musik i Lejet Festival

·  August 6 – Seoul, South Korea – Sounce Parade

·  August 19 – Duluth, MN – Super Big Block Party

·  October 7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

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BU Producer KEYON Releases Single “Morning” With Wyatt Ward and Sam Uzbay

This could be the next track to be on Soul-ection.

On the morn of his birthday, 21 year-old producer (KEYON), releases his latest record “Morning” in collaboration with vocalist Wyatt Ward and Sam Uzbay. Together, these three musketeers bring you a vibe that will make your day a little brighter with a bit of hip-hop and R&B shine.

In preparation for what is to be their project Digital Natives, the three BU students came together to create this vibey new track that gives you all the feels of a lethargic Sunday morning and gives you a sneak peek of what they will have in store for us on the EP that is expected to drop in late summer.

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“Morning” is different from a lot of productions we hear today that utilize a lot of synth and loud, thudding bass production. Instead, clicking sounds at the beginning ready you for the chillest vibe for your Sunday mornings. With a sharp beat and a bounce-worthy rhythm, the trio take you for a wild trip of bedroom imagination. Both enchanting and erotic, you hear the rawest elements of the track and what it takes to produce the single. Mid-way through the track breaks through the forceful, bold vocals of songstress Uzbay who decides to join the boys on their escapade of day dreams and seduction. Ward and Uzbay then circle through a harmonious medley of their voices layered over each other like sheets, as cyclical echoes and impressive guitar riffs, designed by KEYON, lay as the backdrop to their melodic conversations.

The song is practically a melange of R&B-hip-pop and electro-funk. “I never see you in the morning, I never see you anymore and it really kills me…” croons Ward, as Uzbay trills back “I got nothing left to share…” The piano and xylophone tones are sweet, making the whole song’s heavy meaning of broken and lost relationships seem as  innocent as child’s play.

Come on, these artists are basically asking you to vibe with them, so press play on the link above and get to it.

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The Music That’s “Not The Type” of Playlist You Find

This is not your ordinary playlist.

Nope, if you were looking for a playlist with a theme or some sort of consistency, then you came to the wrong post, because this one is a list filled with tracks that will keep you wondering what will be played next.

I was feeling a little all over the place this week and thought that it was time to find a playlist that addressed a similar kind of emotion. Thus, came to life the “Not The Type” playlist.  From The Weeknd, to Stamos, to ZAYN, to Kendrick Lamar, to Blackbear, to Trey Songz, to Cashmere Cat, to Sleeping Lion, to Jax Jones, to Danny Ocean, to Sampha, to Charlie Puth, to Nick Cannon (Indian song, not Mariah Carey’s ex.), Kiiara, Luis Fonsi, Matt Maeson, Sonder, GoldLink, Opia, Sir Sly, One Republic and more and more and more under the sun of names you may or may not know. The list is pretty extensive, and sometimes, that’s all we really need for intense, long weeks that have us going in a million directions. You can turn to music to know just how you’re feeling, and the best kind of therapy can be the noise. So, drift away or hair whip and head bang your way through finals or that chaotic week of work that has you so indecisive, that you’re really willing to  jam out to anything and everything.

These are vibes galore in this list! Personally, I find that the growing trend of electro-[insert other genre combo here], has really made the biggest and most impressive mark on the music scene today, which is why you might that to be the one commonality amongst the tracks below. But enough of this explanation of weirdness and discontinuity, and let’s have a good time to some hits and some fresh new finds for our ears to hear.

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