Raya Max insists on empowerment with her 70s infused single ‘Starlight’

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Dropping June 21st, ‘Starlight’ is a straight-up disco soul anthem that brings pure joy. It is the perfect platform for Raya Max to reach her goal of bringing “listeners’ inner disco divas back to life following the miserable time we’ve had recently”, and she more than delivers on that.

The song itself is a hundred per cent Raya as she not only wrote and sung the track but produced it too, which further infuses Raya’s infectious passion with the traditional soul song format. Whilst ‘Starlight’ is steeped in ‘old school’ influences (Jazz, Soul, Disco etc.), the message of liberation from stagnation in life is more relevant than ever and, along with the sleek production, grounds the single in the modern soundscape. The upbeat nature of the instrumental effortlessly blends with Raya’s rich vocals creating an experience that oozes joy and professionalism.

‘Starlight’ is an open, authentic offering to the world in the form of a dance along anthem. Not only is it a pick-me-up melody to bring listeners out of lockdown blues, but it is also an inclusive experience that lifts from “the flamboyance of London club culture”, creating a new influence for Raya in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Overall, ‘Starlight’ is a new optimistic track that exudes endless energy, showing the strengths of Raya Max and her potential in the UK disco soul scene. It is the perfect soundtrack for the upcoming summer, and people should be ready to stream this bop when it drops on June 21st repeatedly.

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Words by Ellen Oakley

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

Alt-Pop, Electronic, Music News, New Music, New Release, pop, Pop Music, R&B

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.

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‘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

Revamped and ready to go, Brite Spires bring us the futuristic song of the summer.

Dance, Electronic, female singer, News, pop, Pop Music, Review

Brite Spires are fired up and ready to go with their latest single ‘Youth Music Disco (2020 Version)’. Described as an electro-disco utopian dream, it comes as no surprise that Brite Spires have already received their accolades from BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 6.

Brite Spires combines the best musical talents from across the globe: Natalia Stark, singer, Russian born and Georgia raised, Fischer Luigi, bassist, hails from Italy and Drummer Cal Brumhead and Guitarist Drew Atkins are a pair of Oxfordshire natives currently residing in London.

‘Youth Music Disco (2020)’ is the debut for Brite Spire’s new singer Natalia Stark, making them a female fronted, electro infused, indie-pop band. Filled with elements of the Synth Pop sound of the 80s and 90s ‘Youth Music Disco (2020)’ is a lush, melodic and bouncy track.

The international electro-disco dream team have a distinct sound, combining their individual musical influences into a powerhouse of indie-pop disco beats, paired with irresistible songwriting.

‘Youth Music Disco (2020)’ is a synth filled song for the summer. With a female at the front of the helm, Brite Spires are destined for greatness.

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LAURENCE PRESTON RETURNS WITH RETRO FUNK MAGIC

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With artists like Bruno Mars bringing 80s funk back into the charts its no surprise that Laurence Preston’s latest track has caused quite a stir among soul and funk fans. Beginning with atmospheric chatter reminiscent of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” the song slips into a solid, bass-heavy groove. There’s a lot going on in the record – the snappy 808 snare hits, the funky one-note guitar riffs and classic wah-wah synth lines weaving between the beat.

The difference between Laurence Preston and other contemporary 80s revival artists like Bruno Mars, however, is that Preston lived and recorded through the height of the funk era – performing since he was a young boy, at the age of 19 Laurence was spotted by Sly & the Family Stone founder, Freddie Stone, which led onto a fruitful career in music including as a member of “Oh Happy Day” singer Dorothy Morrison’s band.

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And its that experience in musicianship that sets Laurence Preston apart. He’s not just an incredible singer, but a talented all-round multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and studio-producer. On this exceptional record we can hear not only his vocal talent but also his impressive slap-bass skills which hold together the groove of the track.

With this kind of musical experience we can expect to hear a lot more from Preston hitting the charts…

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbmi4OPrUK11kdxDnjPG8Pg/videos

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lawrence-Preston-628359403890387/

Twitter: @law_preston

Website: http://lawrenceprestononline.com/

 

‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ by Tsunami Section

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Anna Chiara and Felicia Singson are the musical minds behind contemporary disco-pop duo, Tsunami Section. Releasing their debut single ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ on March 17th, the pair are ready to unleash their infectious brand of pop music into the world.

Employing dance-inducing grooves, retro beats and an unbelievably catchy chorus that will stuck in your head for days, ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ is an expertly crafted pop song, written by Oliver Fell-Holden. The single explores the original idea that no matter what life throws at you, there will always be another chance, thus escaping the negative connotations attached to the theme of karma.

The duo are no strangers to the industry, having performed in over 100 venues in cities including Delhi, Mizoram and Gurgaon. Anna has also worked with London producer David Ezra in the past when working on a solo LP.

You may not have heard the name Tsunami Section before, but if you like your music with catchy pop hooks, then look no further than these two talented young ladies. Well worth a listen!

Find out more here:

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https://twitter.com/TsunamiSection

John Aram – ‘EDT (Envie de Toi)’

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This song has certainly got us dancing and we are sure that you will be too when you listen! A very well composed piece of music! We love how many layers there are, it makes for a very complex sound that gels really well together. The use of both male and female vocals is a great touch also. A great new track from Jazz legend John Aram. We can’t wait to hear more from this guy!

Website http://www.johnaram.com/

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/johnaram

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JohnAram

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/johnrogeraram

Love, Susie & Chanel xxx

Sare Havlicek Revisits the Early 1980s with New Single ‘Don’t You Even Try’ (ft. AJ Lewis)

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Single is released 27th January 2014 as digital download and physical CD

Sare Havlicek - Dont You Even Try One of the finest disco producers on the scene, Sare Havlicek has forged a swift path to the top of the dance world since deciding to work full time on his music in 2008. Having worked with some of the top names in the industry – including mixes for Kraftwerk and Human League as well as co-producing the acclaimed comeback album of new romantic legends Visage – Sare is now ready to focus on his solo efforts with new single ‘Don’t You Even Try’.

With its erotic undertone, smooth harmonies, funk elements and layered strings over a thumping bassline, the single is designed as a tribute to the late 1970’s – early 1980’s dance music. It’s stacked with disco riffs, funk-pop elements, and shares DNA with the re-born sound of Daft Punk’s latest offerings.

The full release will come packaged with four re-mixes, all drawing on different areas of the genre and showing different aspects of Sare’s personality and talent.

It’s a varied approach that has already won him friends in high places, with two songs included in Pete Tong’s Essential mixes on Radio1, as well as a spot on a couple of Hed Kandi compilations.

Now, with his new single due early in the new year, Sare Havlicek is aiming to make 2014 his own.

 

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Sare Havlicek Music: http://sare-havlicek.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sare.havlicek

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/dracena

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/sare