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May 21, 2021 DJ Wax Tailor keeps it moving and grooving in hip hop remix

DJ Wax Tailor keeps it moving and grooving in hip hop remix

Back in 2019, the world of trip-hop began to stir as Wax Tailor released the disturbingly captivating single, The Light and murmurs of more releases began to arise. Early 2020 the producer released the unmistakable single, Keep It Movin featuring D Smoke, the winner of Netflix’sRhythm + Flow” competition. The release of ‘Keep It Movin’ came at a dark time, as the pandemic set in and the world was confronted with the truth of police brutality in a harsh yet undeniable way. However, the upbeat, anthemic nature of the song managed to set a tone of hope and acknowledgement that we are in control of our own destiny while the accompanying funky music video provided some much-needed relief. 

The releases for Wax Tailor continued as he built towards his album, Shadow Of Our Suns which was released at the start of this year. The album showcased the vocals of numerous talented artists including Mark Lanegan in the rock-infused ‘Just A Candle’, Rosemary Standley the melancholic ‘Misery’ and Adeline in the mind-bending ‘Deja Vu’. You can read our full feature on the album here. The producer took time to introduce each of the artists on his socials and highlighting the reasons he chose to work with them.

Stream/ download: ‘Keep Movin ft. D Smoke (WT Remix)’ 

This year, Wax Tailor continues to provide the world with new music, returning to and reworking his own sound into something new. The first of these remixes was our favourite – as he took on ‘Keep It Movin’ and reworked it, keeping a focus on the talented D Smoke’s vocals while infusing it with a bit more of Wax Tailor’s signature sound. Next, came the remixes for Everybody, originally featuring Del The Funky Homosapien and eventually receiving a remix from South African artist Kanif The Jhatmaster as well as Wax Tailor himself.

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May 11, 2021 Mattia Cupelli’s ‘MONOLITH’ music video captures the imagination

Mattia Cupelli’s ‘MONOLITH’ music video captures the imagination

From a decaying city rises a great ‘MONOLITH’, created in a bygone era and carrying reminiscence of a past civilization. As the sweeping green moss and grass covers the surrounding area, we’re left to wonder – is this the past, the future, or the current time in an alternative reality?

Mattia Cupelli explores the world of time and its impression on humanity in his upcoming album RUINS, slated for release on the 9th of July via MC Records. ‘MONOLITH’ is the first glimpse of the LP, standing boldly and leading listeners in a new direction, away from Mattia Cupelli’s previous sound. Traditionally associated with film scores and lighter, more delicate music, this single marks a turn towards a darker, more experimental sound.

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Mattia Cupelli tells his fans about the creation of the video: “When I contacted the video maker for the video, we wanted to recreate the sensation of Time passing and at the same time standing. We took some classical art statues from the past and made them move through shadows, as an endless infinite evolution.”

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March 12, 2021 Alt-pop composer Evan Klar announces forthcoming EP

Alt-pop composer Evan Klar announces forthcoming EP

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Rising German-Australian musician / composer Evan Klar is poised to announce a brand new release with the arrival of ‘Illusions’, lifted from the forthcoming EP due this summer through cult Berlin label Grönland Records.

Drawing on a myriad of influences from house, pop, soul and trap, ‘Illusions‘, produced by power-house duo Kilian & Jo (Tujamo, Cro, Majan), is an effervescent, addictive slice of alt-pop bliss, offering us the perfect respite we all need right now. Evan says: ‘This is one of my more ambitious pop-centric releases to date, I call it ‘Cloud trap with a heavy dose of Vitamin D’, a screamingly catchy spark towards self confession and happiness.”

Currently residing between Berlin and Melbourne by way of Singapore, the self-confessed pop addict spends all his time producing music for both himself and other artists and claims his “confusing identity” fuels his approach to making pop music.

Evan’s nomadic lifestyle led him across Europe plying his trade as a session musician for Primary One, Charlie XCX, and Alex Metric, including appearances at Glastonbury, Big Chill, and The Great Escape Festival. Evan ultimately felt disconnected when playing other’s music, and decided to pursue his own path. “Pop music keeps me young and happy, it kinda reminds me of playing with lego as a kid” – his approach seemingly carefree but his writing often deeply personal and inquisitive.

2020 was an exciting year for Evan Klar, signing with Groenland Records / Monchique, to release of his first single ‘I do’ with radio support from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. ‘I do’ was followed by three further releases: ‘Figure it out’ (over 3 million streams) in collaboration with artist and producer Novaa, as well as ‘Make the Most of This’ and ‘Costume Shop’. Coupled with his refreshing self-made approach to music, Evan Klar has accumulated over 160.000 monthly Spotify listeners through a turbulent year. ‘Illusions’ is Klar’s first release of 2021 and the beginning of much more to come.

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March 8, 2021 Musicians Steven Rubin & Thomas Blondet release enigmatic downtempo EP, Sea Sons

Musicians Steven Rubin & Thomas Blondet release enigmatic downtempo EP, Sea Sons

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The wait is finally over for the release of the latest downtempo EP Sea Sons by prolific musicians in their own right; Thomas Blondet & Steven Rubin. Speaking to the soul without saying a word, Sea Sons is an enigmatic experience that one should absorb whenever they deem fit. With the recent closure Eighteenth Street Lounge, an underground electronic club where Blondet had a residency for two decades, the DJ saw it fitting to release an EP inspired by his time there.

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Thomas Blondet describes what the EP release means to him, “Sea Sons, to me, is an ode to Eighteenth Street Lounge. While making this album I felt it was something that would be played at ESL. I imagine sitting near the fireplace and sipping on some fine wine on a Saturday evening.”

The other mind to marvel at the direction of this album, would-be musician and fellow collaborator Steven Rubin. Steven brings a tinge of instrumental incorporating rock riffs into the downtempo landscape with finesse. Sea Sons is a collaborative EP where backgrounds collide and form a magical listening experience for all. 

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