Damon Fletcher Partners With Robbie Rosen To Drop The Incredibly Catchy EDM-Inspired “Catchin’ Dreams”

Electronic, New Music

Damon Fletcher, alongside Robbie Rosen, drops the well-produced and highly danceable “Catchin’ Dreams”. EDM and feel-good, it is available everywhere now.

Following the viral success of his debut video “Hustle With A Purpose”, which garnered over 400k views on YouTube, Damon Fletcher has been on a mission to spread positivity through music. Gaining success through the peak of lockdown, it’s been a much-needed commodity, and following releases “2 Miles” and “Ready” have both continued in this vein.

“I wanted to relay the message that catching your Dreams only takes dreaming and changing your mindset to chase it. My hope for the track is that it can reach people and put a smile on their face and hopefully encourage at least one person to change their life around to get up and catch their dreams.” – Damon Fletcher

Following childhood health complications, Damon spreads a message of possibility and perseverance. As an important part of his medium, the video is just as slick and stylish as the song. Directed by Isaiah Shinn, it features tight choreography on beautifully lit locations, coming together with the audio to create a feel-good classic. With such a great run of releases Damon Fletcher is well on his way to becoming a star.

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Sintra recreates a dynamic club energy with his debut original single ‘Break’

Alternative, Electronic, Lo-Fi, New Music, New Release, pop, Review, Weird-Pop

Straight out of Nashville, DJ and Producer Dennis Mongan, also known as Sintra, brings the masses a rich mix of electronic and cool pop tones in the form of ‘Break’. After discovering the joys of electronic-based music Bonnaroo music festival, his curiosity spiralled into creating his distinct sound, a boiling pot of various influences and scenes that culminate into an addictive new take on the long-lived genre.

Bass-heavy and driven with impressive control, ‘Break’ incorporates electronic signature tropes as it builds behind a smooth vocal performance, only to spill into energetic layers that conjure up images of a dark lit club bathed in LED lights. The track is effective as it encourages listeners to let go and feel the music, demonstrating Sintra’s ability as an artist to create a response that goes far beyond a foot tap.

“Break is about being caught in a bad romance. There’s frustration but there comes a point when you decide to stop caring and just enjoy yourself. That’s the energy I wanted to capture.” – Sintra

Bold in its production and unapologetic in its style, ‘Break’ stands out from the crowd of mass-produced electronic-based tracks, a common trend in music culture currently, due to its complimenting layers, consistent builds without becoming repetitive and vibrant soundscape it creates. Overall, Sintra establishes himself as someone to watch, with the ability to create catchy tracks that don’t skimp out on the soul; he has the talent to go far, and listeners should be thankful we’re here for the ride.

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Words by Ellen Oakley

Mokita & slenderbodies bring you the soundtrack for your summer in the form of ‘speeding up’

Alt-Pop, Electronic, indie, Indie-Pop, Lo-Fi, New Music, pop, Review, Singer-Songwriter

Released July 2nd, ‘Speeding Up’ is the newest indie-pop collaboration between Mokita and the electro-indie duo slenderbodies. The track is a cohesive ‘bop’ that merges dreamy ambient pop tropes with a full sounding instrumental, producing a chilled out catchy arrangement that will fuel a montage worthy summer.

The artists have a combined 3.4 million monthly Spotify listeners respectively, and that number is more than well earned as they create stunning pieces filled with indie-electric pop excellence as separate artists. Dropped July 2nd, ‘speeding up’ is just over three minutes long but doesn’t waste a single second. With R&B-esq vocals smoothly weaving their way through an upbeat backing, the track feels straight from a movie and creates a listening experience that can only be described as ethereal. With each artist blending their signature styles effortlessly, the audience is invited to sit back and enjoy, as the unhurried single expertly takes them on a rich-sounding adventure. 

Mokita, otherwise known as John-Luke Carter, is a singer/songwriter/producer from Nashville who excels in refreshingly honest storytelling and brutally beautiful pop music. Having worked with the likes of Stand Atlantic and American Football (and so many more), and his catalogue has 400+ Million Streams on Spotify alone and 12.9 Million streams on Apple Music, Carter is a force to be reckoned with. His willingness to bear all for his art is not only commendable, but set’s him apart from the rest of the pop pack due to a blatant authenticity that cannot be ignored. 

On the other side of the coin, slenderbodies are a duo steeped in electro-indie pop that formed in 2016. With a discography of ‘low-key pop’, they consistently create whimsical soundscapes accompanied with soft grounding vocals. Their 2021 album ‘are we?’ is an excellent collection of songs that perfectly show off not only their style but skill too.

Overall, ‘speeding up’ is a great collaborative effort that deserves to be played at max volume whilst speeding down a dirt track in the heat of a post lockdown summer. Both slenderbodies and Mokita have brought their best to the single, and it shows.

Stream ‘speeding up’ here:

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Words by Ellen Oakley 

Marina announces titular single for upcoming album and Livestream event

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Marina (previously Marina and the Diamonds) debuted the title track from her upcoming album, set to be released on June 11th, ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’.

This will be the artist’s fifth album, joining the likes of ‘Electra Heart’ (2012) and ‘Love + Fear’ (2019), and to celebrate, Marina is offering a live global one time concert stream. ‘ANCIENT DREAMS Live from the Desert’ will take place on June 13th showcasing the new album in full as well as featuring some all-time fan favourites, and as the name implies, it’s going to be taking place in a desert.

Fans can purchase tickets for the event itself and an afterparty invite, merchandise, and the potential for a virtual meet & greet from Moment House whilst listening to the freshly released single (which can be found above) to prepare them for what’s to come.

Alongside all this exciting news, the tracklist for the forthcoming album has also been released. It promises other great tracks alongside the titular single, ‘Purge The Poison’ and ‘Man’s World‘, which were previously dropped on April 14th.

Tracklist for ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’:

  1. Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
  2. Venus Fly Trap
  3. Man’s World
  4. Purge The Poison
  5. Highly Emotional People
  6. New America
  7. Pandora’s Box
  8. I Love You But I Love Me More
  9. Flowers
  10. Goodbye

Make sure to grab your tickets whilst you can and don’t forget to stream ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land’.

Words by Ellen Oakley

Preyah oozes pop princess perfection with her latest single ‘On The Line’

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Preyah delivers pure pop prowess with her newest single, ‘On The Line’. The track, released on April 9th, is a blend of pop and electronic elements tied together with a soulful vocal performance that showcases Preyah’s talent and her glamourous style, especially present in the accompanying music video.

On The Line Music Video

‘On The Line’ is a perfect floor filler. With a dramatic chorus highlighted with disco-Esq strings and an addictive instrumental that carries Preyah’s smooth voice to fruition whilst she makes relatable jabs at modern dating culture. The track is full of energy fit for a diva (“a quirky diva” in Preyah’s own words), and this energy is more than present in the music video, which is full of untouchable stage presence and a gorgeous lilac centric colour palette.

With style reminiscent of eccentric dance hall vibes and modern pop-rap tracks (see Doja Cat), Preyah has created an anthem perfect for a night out sing-along that screams empowerment and purpose. It’s sleek, professional and full of flair, marking Preyah as someone to watch as she shapes the pop landscape around her.

Check out Preyah at the following internet places:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preyah_yeah/

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/preyah-114912188/preyah-on-the-line/s-U4tIkKbXH0u

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7JrtHrH28JpMPS6CmWcOku

Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/preyah/1061548923

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC29ziSFefQTKjOMFSWr8zA/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@preyah_?

Words by Ellen Oakley

The future will be live streamed thanks to Brite Spires’ upcoming track ‘Futurist’

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Electro-pop rich, female-fronted Brite Spires takes listeners to the future with their upcoming release ‘Futurist’. Taking inspiration from Gill Scott-Heron’s piece ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’, the four-piece reimagine the narrative into a refreshing synth-heavy track. Complete with ethereal harmonies, bouncy backing and a lively energy that keeps it grounded in modern-day pop, Brite Spires bring a wave of contemporary nostalgia that works effortlessly.

Following on from the success of their February 2021 release ‘Crystalize’, Brite Spires channel all things New Wave and 80s pop, but rather than sound like a cliched ode, ‘Futurist’ elevates the nuances through a driving beat and a dynamic performance. The vibrant instrumental, full of sleek synths, compliments the combination of sung and spoken word featured throughout the song, creating a musical landscape akin to a fast-paced sci-fi tale. The vocal performance itself is soft but never lacks emotion; taking on the role of the narrator through a story of modern technology, it guides the listener from start to finish, never coming across as passive but instead fully immersed into the world Brite Spires have built. Singer Bella Glanville nails the airy pop vocal, which acts as another driving force behind the track.

Being compared to artists such as Blondie and Madonna (courtesy of NIGHTSHIFT) is an example of how slick both the production and performance Brite Spires generate are. They are a pop literate experience, taking inspiration from the likes of New Order and La Roux and reworking them into a refreshing mixing pot of modernised electronic pop.

Overall, ‘Futurist’ is clean, full of life and a good time all around. Whilst feeding into the growing trend of nostalgic pop, Brite Spires stand out with their synth-pop stylings due to how genuine it feels. The joy that spills from the track is palpable and should not be missed out on.

Make sure to check out Brite Spires on Spotify.

Words by Ellen Oakley

Get ready to groove, The Fresh Hit Radar is back!

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The end of yet another week means it’s once again time to bring you some great new music.

A highlight in our diaries, there’s nothing we love more than bringing you some of the very best new sounds we’ve stumbled on this week.

Today we’re feeling the funk, and pulling together a line-up of energetic and grooving tracks to give you that Friday feeling.

Kicking off the list it’s familiar faces and talented sister group, Trio Minutes. This power-packed group of sisters have been on our radar for some time, carving out a name for themselves in the Electro-Pop scene. Combining a sound both modern and nostalgic the trio make a sound that’s truly innovative, intriguing and catchy. Latest release from Trio Minutes ‘Vampire Boy’ is another effortlessly grooving, ear-worm of a track. A punchy beat, bright harmonies and innovative electronic elements make for another stunning single. Trio Minutes continue to impress.

Summer may feel very far away right now, but Motion Sickness’ track Proselyte has us feeling the warmth of sunny days may not be so far away. Driving and atmospheric, this track is full of punchy hits, rising synths and bright as the sun vocals. Proselyte is a striking release that reminds us of huge names and summer anthem makers The Chainsmokers. Creating an Electro sound that’s heavy yet freeing, Motion Sickness is a truly talented producer. We can’t wait to see what he brings us next.

Next on our lineup is Synth-Pop mavericks Screams From The Sun with track Keep on Running. 80s inspired with a modern pop-punk twist, this London based duo are true masters of synths. Combining hefty drums with a softly gritty vocal style and nostalgia-inducing synth elements. Screams From The Sun truly bring something new to the table, emo meets 80s, pop-punk meets synth-pop, and we are HERE for it!

We’re rounding up our list with something a little smoother, Redwood’s Honey Sauce. Don’t be fooled, this Singer-songwriter still packs an absolute punch. Combining elements of Rock, Indie and Acoustic-Pop Redwood creates an eclectic soundscape of acoustic guitars and rolling drums. Redwood’s sultry and deep vocals are a true stand out in the world of singer-songwriters, an intense sense of power and drive oozes from track ‘Honey Sauce’. Motivating and moving, this track is a true stand-out number from Redwood.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Daft Punk retire after nearly 30 years

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Original Article

French electronic music duo Daft Punk have called it quits after nearly 30 years.

Releasing a video titled “Epilogue” (an excerpt from their wordless 2006 film “Electroma”) to announce their retirement on Monday, the group’s longtime publicist confirms the split. No reason for the split was announced.

Formed in 1993, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have long hidden their identities behind robot helmets while performing. In their final, eight-minute farewell video, the duo wander the desert wearing their familiar robot helmets and leather jackets. One of the group removes his jacket to reveal an energy pack, which is pressed by the other member. The first member walks away and then explodes before the shot cuts to a sunset and Daft Punk’s “Touch” plays.

The duo’s debut 1997 album Homework was an international success with dance hits “Around The World” and “Da Funk”. By 2001, Daft Punk had donned their signature robot helmets, releasing more electronic dance, hits including “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”.

Daft Punk’s last album was 2013’s Random Access Memories, which featured the hit track “Get Lucky” and won a Grammy for Best Album in 2014. Since then, the group have worked with the Weeknd on two songs on his Starboy album, in addition to “I Feel It Coming”.

Fresh Hit Radar is back to soundtrack your weekend

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We’re back to showcase some of the very best new music released this week.

This week’s edit is full of grooving tracks to get you and moving and motivated ahead of another lockdown weekend.

Let’s kick off with Friends From Enemies from Arcade Skies. This utterly funky track has an old-school feel, electro infused and full of movement Friends From Enemies has an 80s Electro-Pop style to it. Punchy percussion, rhythmic synths and some innovative vocal samples make for a truly atmospheric track from Arcade Skies. This one is guaranteed to give you that weekend feel, energetic and bouncy Friends From Enemies has us feeling like we could conquer the world.

Next up it’s Time Machine from Riley Whittaker. At just 16 years old Riley might just be the youngest artist EVER to make it on to our Fresh Hit Radar list. Time Machine is a grooving Alt-Pop track, heavenly vocals complimented perfectly by sharp guitars and rising synths make for a hell of a track. Riley Whittaker is a singer-songwriter bursting with talent, her smooth vocal delivery of emotive lyricism making for power packed singles. The talent of Riley Whittaker is comparable to a huge name in music, Taylor Swift. Keep your eye on the rising star that is Riley Whittaker.

Third on the line-up is guitar driven track ‘Monsters’ from Andrew Bradley. This track has a truly feel-good vibe, bright guitars, gentle percussion and some effortlessly smooth vocals from talented Andrew. ‘Monsters‘ has a soothing and soft sense of groove, moving fluidly like a lullaby to the listener. With heartwarming word-smithery ‘Monsters’ is a truly perfect and subtly beautiful Acoustic-Pop single.

Rounding up the list it’s Annie Elise with single Open Eyes. Ambient and charming, Open Eyes is a truly anthemic Electro-Pop single. Something about Annie Elise is intriguing, her deeply texture and layered instrumentality is contrasted perfectly by her stripped back yet stunning vocals. Open Eyes is a genre-bending track combining elements of Pop, Electro and even a hint of R&B. The single draws us into the curious musical world of Anna Elise, and we never want to leave.

Happy Listening!

Written By: Jessica Rowe

Ready to soundtrack the weekend, we’re back to satisfy your new music needs

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Another Friday, another Fresh Hit Radar lineup. We’re back to bring you a line-up of stunning new singles we’ve discovered this week.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for your chance to submit to the Fresh Hit Radar feature every week.

Let’s kick off with a stunning Chill-beat track from Hentos titled -1 is better than 0. The definition of soothing, this soft and gentle instrumental track is produced to perfection. Calming and chilled, -1 is better than 0 is the perfect beat to listen as you work, study or simply relax. Simplistic yet accomplished, listen to -1 is better than 0 below.

Picking up the pace a little with Datini’s Old Sunshine. This bright track is a true breath of fresh air, joyful guitars and a softly rolling beat compliment gentle synth pads. Another Chill-Hop track to soundtrack a slow morning watching the world go by. Old Sunshine feels like witnessing a beautiful sunset, calming and atmospheric that track is Chill-Hop at its best.

Third on our list it’s R&B rising star Christine Nguyen with new track Regardless, featuring Justice Gbada. Stunning songstress Christine’s pristine vocals are complimented perfectly by the gritty vocal delivery from Justice. Witty bars, smooth and melodic harmonies and twinkling synths make for a sultry R&B single from the duo. We’ve got our fingers crossed this won’t be their last collaboration.

Rounding up our list is Dream Girl from Big Deal Bills. This smooth Hip-Hop track is a true motivator, uplifting and bouncy this track is certified to add some energy to your weekend. Witty bars, gently flow and a grooving beat make for a catchy track from Big Deal Bills. Listen below-