New Jersey-based indie band Young Rising Sons have released a beltin' and catchy rock track called "Scatterbrain". With choir "waa ahh ahhs" in the background, a driving beat, guitars and synths, and soaring lead vocals, the track summons a 30 Seconds To Mars feel with an indie anthem spin.
The three-piece formed when bassist Julian Dimagiba and drummer Steve Patrick stumbled into a dive bar and caught Andy Tongren performing an acoustic set. They knew then that Tongren, an Ohio-born singer, songwriter and guitarist was what their band needed and they immediately hit it off and began gigging the NYC and NJ circuits together.
The band said of Scatterbrain: "It's the byproduct of being an emotional hoarder and carrying baggage that you know you shouldn't. Scatterbrain is about trying to balance the outside work when you're living inside your head."
Atlanta-based producer (and violinist) Jeto's latest song makes us wanna slow dance. It's a beautiful melodic dubstep track with a triplet rhythm, pretty vocal chops, strong dubstep drops and a radiant atmosphere. Even more impressive, Jeto made the track live on his Twitch.
Dayton, Ohio-based rapper Kam Michael has teamed up with J-Wright and John Connor with production from Steezefield on their single "My Way". The track goes hard with a catchy, driving chorus and fantastic flow from each of these rappers. After debuting his first single in February and having released a number of high quality recent collaborations, Kam Michael is on fire and only set to rise!
Los Angeles-based producer duo Brian Wayy and Masoud Fuladi, known as MaWayy, bring us their fantastic second single "Blame". With powerful melodic future bass production and smooth lead vocals, the track has a special energy about it. Fuladi is well known in the Iranian dance scene and you can hear some of that background coming though in the drop melody. Keep your eyes on these two, they're on the rise!
Danish artist MØ's anthemic new single "Blur", the fourth track from her brand new album "Forever Neverland" released yesterday, kicks off with an acoustic, alternative rock feel led by a glitchy sounding synth. Her vocals are honest and full of feeling, echoing out in the verses as if against the walls of a maze. The track is instantly recognizable, with catchy hooks throughout. MØ wrote of the track: "On a personal level I would be lying if I didn't mention that this song, for me, was about feeling creatively and artistically lost in the city of all great opportunities, Los Angeles." If you ask me, she's not lost, she's definitely heading in the right direction!
LA-based artist Max Frost has released his debut full-length album "Gold Rush" featuring ten boppin' tracks with his unique style of hip hop infused pop. Frost aimed to be as real and honest as possible when writing for the album. He said: "I stopped trying to control how cool my music came across and just be myself. I had to let it be open and direct and in-your-face." The fourth track "Money Problems" has an energetic, funky beat and fun, down-to-Earth vocals. Check out the album here.
The voices in my mind tell me Eva Shaw, DiJiTAL and Najja's new song "Voices" is a good one! They've teamed up and put together a super groovy bassline underneath smooth duet vocals from Shaw and Najja.
Canadian DJ/producer Eva Shaw has been putting out hits since day one when she signed her debut release "Charizma" in 2013 to Calvin Harris' label Fly Eye and featured on Tiësto's "Club Life" podcast. She's also got a love for fashion and has worked as a model. DiJiTAL likewise burst onto the scene to much acclaim, with support from Martin Garrix on his debut single "Little White Lies" last year. Najja doesn't have much of an online presence yet, but with quality vocals like this he's set to take off and we look forward to hearing more from him! Check out more of his music on SoundCloud.
German rock duo Chaos Commute have released the first single "Get Out" from their upcoming sophomore EP "Mirror". Get Out has blunt, aggressive lyrics sung with a fiery voice over roaring guitars. They will be launching the EP on the 23rd of November at Cassiopeia Berlin together with Baretta Love who are also releasing their new album.
UK-based hardcore producer Gammer's new track "Needed U" features fantastic dramatic synthwave production, emotive vocals and two banging hardcore drops. Gammer makes great use of pitch bends in both prominent and subtle ways increasing the track's tension, and the track ends with a dark bluesy outro.
Gammer wrote on SoundCloud: "I've always NEEDED U.
U the fans and the supporters.
U the ones who spend hard working dollars on music, shows and merch.
U are the ones I do this for.
I’ve always NEEDED U."
Aussie indie rock band Wharves have released their debut EP "Sooner or Later" and it's full of bumpin' basslines, well crafted melodies and fantastic vocals. The lyrics to the first track "Mo's Desert Clubhouse" lead singer Matt Collins explains, "were inspired by a roadtrip I took in May and the part owner of the Gold Coast arts venue Mo's Desert Clubhouse. She was explaining her frustrations with the local Council pretty much bullying them into closing. I can't stand how narrow-minded people in power can be, the arts are one of the most important things in life, without art, life isn't worth living. It's not a crime to dance." We love that! Check out the EP on Spotify and all major outlets.