Music duo Elephants Everywhere are on a mission. That is to make dance-coma inducing bangers that are so hypnotic that it’s hard not to hit the replay button. The duo is based in the always excitingly chaotic city of Los Angeles, which is the perfect place for musicians and acts to be picked up and noticed. Consisting of members John Shekerjian & Sean Bartoshuk, the duo have been signed to the reputable record label and Youtube channel Unique Vibes.
Releasing the single ‘Give Me Love’ recently, the track was written during the lockdown period. Listening to the single we received a small audible beam of joy which is always welcome, more now than ever. The duo’s latest single ‘Numb’ via Unique Vibes focuses more on adrenaline with sporadic basslines that make the heartstrings jump around. Listening to this track one is guaranteed to feel instantly pumped up and ready to seize the day. Be on the lookout for what’s to come from this duo, as they have got big guns Unique Vibes behind their name with over 4 million subscribers on their Youtube channel alone.
Multi-talented musician and innovator Fifi Rong has delighted once again with the latest song ‘Dream On’, which is set to feature on her upcoming solo album release There Is A Funeral In My Heart For Every Man I Loved later this year. The singer has been making her name known as a forward-thinking individual after the launch of her Yi Jing 意境 Live Performance Series , which is a virtual immersive platform for artists and art lovers to connect and get exposure.
Rong previously featured on RCRD LBL with the ‘Another Me’ video along with a feature on Phuture Life with the ‘Only Man’ video. Both works are noticeably different in comparison to production stylings and are probably due to the fact that Fifi is always keen to change things up for the sake of getting her poignant messages across for each song’s contrasting message – a true artist indeed.
Innovative and visceral with her approach to her craft, Rong proves to be an act to watch in the months to come with her latest platform initiative and creating music that leaves one pondering on their choices when it comes to being rational and being in love with someone. ‘Dream On’ is a clever take on unrequited love, as Rong shares foresight on a love that has not had the opportunity to be acknowledged.
We love it when an artist reinvents themselves and we like to eagerly sit on the sidelines, watching which new way the producer may turn. Jerry Folk, with the launch of his side project, FENGSEL, has just done this. While his previous single, ‘Everything’, was in a closer style to his older work, ‘On My Way ft. Bearson’ (released today via Folkestad Recordings) takes a turn towards the indie-pop.
Jerry Folk tells fans about the creation of the video: “Bearson and I sat in the studio one day and tried to make something “medieval-sounding”. I put together a quick beat and Jakob (Bearson) freestyled some vocals over the track. We ended up making the whole song in an hour or so.”
Bearson is a longtime friend of Jerry Folk and has created official remixes for ZAYN and James Bay as well as working with Børns, Lemaitre and Anna Of The North. The two are both based in Oslo, but have created a single to spark the joy of travel in your heart. We hear news there’s an upcoming album in the works for Jerry Folk and we’re looking forward to seeing where this new path leads the artist. For now, if ‘On My Way’isn’t completely scratching that Jerry Folk itch, we recommend you also check out the music video for ‘Everything’here. However, we doubt you’ll need to. ‘On My Way’ is pretty spectacular by itself.
Grammy-nominated indie-electronic music producer ford. has unveiled a new ‘Bedroom Reprise’ version of his track‘4:38am’, featuring Brooklyn based artist Barrie, out now.
Combining delicate piano chords with Barrie’s hushed vocals, the ‘Bedroom Reprise’version of‘4:38am’ is a sparse, stripped-back take that further accentuates the track’s understated beauty. The touching accompanying video sees the pair performing the track in two separate locations in the confines of a warmly-lit studio and bedroom. First appearing on ford.’s acclaimed recent album The Color of Nothing, the original has already amassed more than 4 million Spotify streams.
‘4:38am’ (Bedroom Reprise) is the first release from ford.’s forthcoming companion package, The Color of Nothing (Reprise). Out May 18th, the new package includes five remixes, two new stripped-back versions and two brand-new tracks“thursday drive”and “mid-day [Focus Piece]”.
“I’ve always found a sense of peace and solace when working late at night,”ford. explains. “It allows me to cultivate this state of constant motivation when writing music that only exists in those hours. I wanted to do an acoustic for 4:38am as a way to provide a different perspective on the song and strip it down to its bare essentials in the same way that working in those late hours strips back my inhibitions when writing music.
He continues: “I remember building out this version soon after the album dropped and sending it off to Barrie to see if she was interested in the idea. She sent back some new vocals that felt even more intimate and personal than the original. A couple months later I drove out to LA for a road trip and ended up filming the piano parts, while Barrie filmed her parts in NY.”
At just 21 years of age, ford. has caught the attention as one of the brightest crossover stars with major streaming hits such as “Bedford Falls” and “Craving.” He’s also produced remixes for major acts including Bearson, Ashe and Kasbo – resulting in a colossal 55 million streams and over one million monthly listeners. The producer extraordinaire has been championed by major tastemakers including Billboard, Complex, Dancing Astronaut, UPROXX, FAULT, andAcid Stag. He’s landed a coveted Coachella set and in-demand tours with some of the biggest names on the scene including Madeon, Jai Wolf and Maribou State. He also received a Grammy nomination for his remix of Mild Minds’ “SWIM”.
The first release from ford.’s forthcoming project, the ‘Bedroom Reprise’ version of‘4:38am’ perfectly captures the beauty of the young artist’s music. This fall, ford. will have two co-headliner shows with Elderbrook in Vancouver and Seattle, along with a slot at Life Is Beautiful, and more US shows to be announced soon.