it’s a no brainer

it’s a no brainer

It seems that I’m either getting old or artists these days just keep on getting younger, either way I feel old. Anyway, I am here to introduce you to 17 year old Isaac Waddington who judging by his 70,000+ Facebook likees actually needs no introduction at all..

With the Portsmouth homed high schooler constantly releasing snippets of his musical brain at work it is clear that this guy has already got it. If his track “No Brainer” was swung in to the mainstream it would be eaten up in seconds, it’s a complete banger! At just over 2 minutes it’s going to get you hitting play over and over and over and over..you get the picture, it’s good.

If you know what’s right then you will go and listen to Isaac’s way beyond his time back catalogue but first we need to get this track and my weekly hit into your life. Enjoy..

 

oceanic owlis

oceanic owlis

Sometimes you just listen to something and the world stops around you for a bit. That happened when I fell for my good friend and talented Brighton musician Ozzy Ellis aka Owlis‘ new demo track..

After sending me a novel sized email containing the background to the song and an anecdote about meeting an old lady in hospital (which was actually really cute), I didn’t really know where to start on trimming it down but here’s a little bit behind the creation and my weekly hit “Oceanic”..

“So, about the song; It’s first incarnation came up a few years ago, and after a few years of obsessive tinkering … it stayed exactly the same as it began. As silly as that sounds, that has become a large part of the message. Finally being able to release a bedroom demo version of it marks a milestone of “letting go” of a lot of aches and pains.”

“Over these years there’s been a place I would climb to from which I could see the setting of my childhood. Each town, and the coastline that connected them. Nature, and views like the one I cherished keep me going. It’s like that scene in The Hobbit where Bilbo climbs the tree to scout the way, as giant spiders attack his friends below. Stealing a moment to clear your head, breath some fresh air and enjoy the view. The problems that wait can be dealt with better after that. That’s what I enjoy about this piece. It’s not a call to nihilism – There’s a lot of hope in it.”

There’s no two ways about it, if Owlis was to go forward to create more from this emotionally drained, trickling guitar land then it would become bigger than he thinks. Listen to the short but oh so sweet demo below and go support the shit out of it so we can hear more in the future yeah? Cool.

new jack swinging to the top

new jack swinging to the top

Oslo based producer Lido is back again with another banger and this time it’s a serious one. Being joined by Californian duo THEY this throwback track is one that you just have to get in your pre-summer life right now..

Probably up there with one of my favourite styles of music the new jack swing was known for taking over the late 80’s/start of the 90’s with it’s groove bustin’ beats and this new track moulds that seamlessly together with a fresh 2017 approach..

Listen to the hip-hop pumpin’ “Not Enough” our weekly hit below..

 

the magic of the magic gang

the magic of the magic gang

Everyone knows how incredibly diverse and powerful the Brighton music scene has become over the last few years. Constantly producing breakout artists and shoving them into the mainstream audience with one hell of a home backing..

The Magic Gang are top of the list to be the next chosen ones flying the Brighton nest. Their swooning, rough around the edges indie hum is the sound reverberating around the city the loudest and with new singles “How Can I Compete” and “Your Love” bursting to be heard by the masses it’s only a matter of time..

After seeing them smash the DIY Stage at The Great Escape last month, orchestrating hipster moshing, beer drenched ceilings and a security vs man on shoulders race through their packed out crowd I think it’s safe to say that their live showings are not to be missed either..

If you get the chance to go and see these guys live then get on it (LITERALLY just announced as main support for Sundara Karma on UK Tour) and if you’re still waiting for a show near you then check out their latest release and our weekly hit, The Beatles-esk “Your Love” below..

 

Song of the Week: Soleima – Cracks

Song of the Week: Soleima – Cracks

After already discovering and hailing upon this Copenhagen based soloist last year, Sarah Mariegaard aka Soleima is back with another chart worthy single..

Frosty vocals, trickling piano runs, sharp synth snappings, funky guitars elevating off a strong electro-pop base, “Cracks” grows on the originality that the previous single “Wasted” gave in abundance. If this young lady carries on producing tracks like this, 2017 will certainly end up being a big one that’s for sure..

Song of the Week: Crush Club – Get Me Off

Song of the Week: Crush Club – Get Me Off

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-14-07-17Fresh out of New York City this feisty, pop pounding duo have smashed out of the blocks with their off-base, infectious, sexy debut..

Slinky guitars, punched out bass lines, sirening synths and a high hat heavy beat have “Get Me Off” dancing it’s way excitedly in to our ears. That’s how you debut lads. A super hot, super flirty, I would date you single. YES!