2018’s Biggest Gay Anthem Set for Release on Valentine’s Day!

If there’s ever been any doubt as to what qualifies as a gay anthem and what doesn’t, rest assured, we haven’t got this one wrong. Tanzanian-born Hunter (aka Hunter the Voice) has already cemented himself as Africa’s enfant terrible of the music world, having launched a media campaign which has seen him goading far-right groups into watching the video to his debut track, “So Gay”…

…and gay it is! Possibly breaking any existing record for uses of the word “gay”, its original form is as an electronic blues song, giving no clues as to its rally cry of a chorus. Added to the release are two dance remixes, both of which are essential dancefloor fillers. And yes, it’s released on Valentine’s Day, the perfect fuck-you to naysayers and homophobes!

Website: http://www.hunterthevoice.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hunter-Hunter-126407388048990/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HunterTheVoice

Instagram: hunter.the.voice

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Embrace the Cold with Roman Zayat’s Timely New Single!

Having written more than 300 songs since the age of 15, Roman Zayats is side-stepping the rock world and entering the dance arena. Utilising his existing skills by playing guitar, writing and arranging his new track, Cold sees Roman release a hugely ambitious, multi-layered mid-tempo house track, which, despite its title, was written in April! Roman is also a hugely successful entrepreneur, developing a large, multi-national electricity company, despite having no formal technical education.

Featuring the guest vocals of a hugely familiar American singer, Roman plans to work alongside other global music stars on future tracks. Produced by Matt Foster in the UK (known for his work with Prodigy, Jamiroquai and Gorillaz), Cold is Roman’s first venture into the world of Deep House and is bound to appeal to not only fans of EDM but also those of classic 80’s and 90’s pop.

We can’t help but look outside and wonder what sorcery is afoot that such a prescient track should come along at exactly the same time the mercury plummets to outrageous new depths, but hats off – it’s definitely the sound of the moment!

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/romanzayats_official

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_bvM6qe5zrBy3EosF4yowg

Facebook: facebook.com/roman.zayats.80

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RomanZajats

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roman_zayats_80/

Website: https://romanzayats.com/

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Luuk Lagrange Steps Out of the Shadows…Or Does He?

Luuk Lagrange is seemingly as invisible as the title of this, his first release, leaving the music to do the talking. Soaking up the influences of EDM past, present and future, Invisible is progressive and euphoric without feeling to need to pay specific homage to the usual expectations of House. With a thoughtful, involving lyric and imbued with a slowly building piano refrain that fractures into drum and bass breaks which marry perfectly with the uplifting chorus, rather than rebelling against it.

Luuk Lagrange is part of a growing wave of artists broadly working in the dance field but reaching out beyond the confines of what is traditionally expected. Though incorporating drum & bass and recognisable house/techno stylings, it is the layered, textured sound which sets Invisible apart from EDM which is regularly formulaic and draws clumsily from other influences. With a hypnotic, almost liquid piano line which such the listener into Luuk’s mirage of a track, it’s intelligent dance music for music fans who are looking for something more than generic beats and predictability.

Currently based in the UK, little is known of Luuk Lagrange, beyond that this is the first release under his own name, after having worked alongside a number of big-name dance producers in the 1990’s and 2000’s. With plans for live festival appearances in 2018, there is only so much time left that he can stay out of the limelight…or is there?

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuukLagrange

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luuk.lagrange/   

Website: https://www.luuklagrange.com/       

 

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2018’s 1975 – Gid Sedgwick’s “Ochos”

We’ve come a long way from the idea of an indie release being jangly guitars, floppy fringes and sixth form poetry. Gid Sedgwick is the very definition of a one-man band – writer; producer; singer; instrumentalist; mixer; live performer. There’s no safety net of a band, this is his vision and his sound, a mix of 80’s-esque synth soundscapes; 90’s indie punk and timeless atmospheric song-writing. Edgy, psychedelic, yet rooted in gritty modern-day realism, this is the sound of UK indie in a way which lays out the future for decades to come.

As you might expect from the title, Ochos refers to the number of tracks and is also the lead track from the album, a gliding, stifling track which builds like Laurie Anderson’s “O, Superman” until it snaps into a dry ice dance floor with a resident punk band in situ. Utterly intoxicating, it sets the tone for the whole of Ochos, which skips from lively, upbeat indie-punk with a robotic orchestra playing next door, to more introspective tracks like “Paperclip”, which sounds like a torch song powered by rain-soaked footsteps. Recorded without any assistance from the outside world, this is an undiluted experience of living in Gid’s world.

Having studied vocals at Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, though completely self-taught on all other areas of his music, Gid’s Ochos is a perfect encapsulation of life today. There are no plastic rainbows or reality show audiences – this is indie music as it should be, portraying real lives and real emotions without selling your soul to The Man. With a raft of new tracks already completed, the future is looking bright for Gid Sedgwick.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GidSedgwickMusic/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GidSedgwick

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/gid.sedgwick/   

Youtube (Private Link): https://youtu.be/pVSOfbxTeGY

 

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JohnlikeJohn – The Return of the Wandering Minstrel

In truth, we can’t say how much wandering JohnlikeJohn does. For a start, JohnlikeJohn is a band rather than one person. In fact, there are bloody loads of em, some of whom must do a bit of wandering, we’re pretty sure. We digress…

Click here to buy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vegans-are-evil-too-ep/id1298580255?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

JohnlikeJohn is a modern folk artist…or maybe a dark country band…or maybe a neo agit-pop collective. Their appeal is because they are all these things, neither and something else entirely, all at the same time. Vegans are Evil Too, a deliberately inclusive title for their EP, revels in the silliness and seriousness of everyday life. There is recognition that everyone has a time when they’re feeling both hopeless and helpless, whilst at the same time, the likes of Faking Foxes’s video cannot be described as anything but creepily and abstractly bizarre!

 

For those who find the idea of folk music off-putting, this is a great starting place: unkempt; puppy dog eyes and ready for a good home.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-576372009

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2wX9uVE

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC90iBtQqhlTgWpz0NkdkwUQ

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnlikej

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnlikejohn/?hl=en

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Ms Mohammed, the Indie Rock Goddess!

Ms Mohammed has strong views and an even stronger, more powerful image. You can get this as soon as you see she owns the screen in her new music video for ‘Alibi’.

Ms Mohammed is a very interesting character. She is the founder of ‘Clit Rock’, a movement against female genital mutilation. She is also an avid campaigner for social equality, in particular, LGBTQ rights.

Being a Muslim living in the UK she has had to deal with a lot of stigma, however her music speaks for her. She sticks by her beliefs, stands up for herself avidly. I have the upmost respect for her and her music.

As previously mentioned, she is a strong willed, admirable character and this is what I think the video represents: She is tied by her background/ her place in society. All the weird men in boiler suits coming to get her are different aspects of society that get at her, but she stands her ground and fights them off. Her music and this video deserve to be shared, make sure you share it on your facebook/ twitter!

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5qd5sG7VGI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MsMohammedMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MsMohammedMusic

 

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Get Your Dancing Boots on for Wicked Empire’s Latest Single

Having just been DJ of choice for the Redskins Cheerleaders as they tour army bases worldwide, Wicked Empire is gearing up to release Blow the Roof Off, their latest retro-dance-house-techno floor-filler. Somehow balancing a day job in the American army with being one of America’s fastest rising DJs may seem an impossibility but we reckon they’re doing a pretty good job.

Have a look at the video and start planning your weekend

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wickedempire

Youtube: Youtube.com/c/wickedempiremusic

Facebook: Facebook.com/wickedempiremusic1

Instagram: Instagram.com/wicked.empire_

Website: wickedempire.org

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