Angus and Julia, born and raised on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, grew up around musical talent, their parents, who taught them music at home, used to have their own folk band.
Hip-hop lovers assemble! Electronic fans too! Especially those who like the two mixed together, as American producer and artist, M3staken has finished his conceptual trilogy of albums with ‘Rain’.
The new album sees M3staken pick up where he left off with ‘Apex’ and ‘Water Colors’, displaying his super experimental style that is dark, fragmented, beat-heavy and intriguing.
It’s by no means easy listening, but those who relish an aural challenge will be inspired by M3staken’s willingness to expand musical possibilities and not restrict himself to the four walls of a single genre.
Although M3staken takes inspiration from contemporary acts such as Joey Bada$$, Jamie XX and FKA Twigs, these influences are mere hints that the talented young producer draws upon when concocting his complex style of music. It would be easy to see many artists in the future being inspired by M3staken himself, due to hi incomparable style.
As the last piece of M3’s trilogy, he notes that this is the album that has meant the most to him due to its conclusive nature that seems to summarise his style. M3 commented that Rain is ‘loosely connected to my two previous works and it is primarily a collection of my personal favourite songs’.
You can listen to ‘Rain’ on bandcamp below:
The long-lost genre of electro-synth is making a comeback with Iranian producer, Vispa, who has dropped his retro banger ‘Cosmic Force’ on ears for all the electronic community.
The first thing you’ll think when listening to ‘Cosmic Force’ is that it sounds like something from the 80s, and I’ll agree with you! It’s got that soundtrack/ TV theme sort of vibe that you can imagine accompanying some 80s visuals.
However, it would be unfair to say that Vispa’s music is outdated in this way, as it it clearly isn’t. The talented musician has plied his trade in keyboard skills which he has applied to his unique brand of electronic music, resurrecting an old sound for new audiences.
Inspired by the likes of Jean Michael Jarre, Vangelis and Kitaro, Vispa also takes on a synth-infused orchestral style that adds a whole new level of texture and complexity to ‘Cosmic Force’.
Check out more on Vispa here:
Hailing from Russia, Georg Roman is a musician packing some serious power. Underneath the calm exterior is a baritone that can really lift the roof. It’s a surprise that the venues he has performed at in the past, such as the Bonn Opera and the Bolshoi Academic Theatre are still intact!
‘Forever’ is Georg’s new single, a powerful combination of opera, classical and a hint of rock styling, with a memorable hook that you’ll be humming for days after listening to the track.
Music and singing has always been a part of Georg’s life, running alongside his passion for sport that almost saw him take on a career as a professional weightlifter and fighter. However, he eventually had to make a decision between the two and the musical world is glad that he made the one he did.
Music is clearly Georg’s calling, especially when you have a vocal weapon like he does. Comparing Roman to the likes of Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti would be a huge compliment for the baritone singer, who idolises these icons of operatic music.
Check out more on Georg on his website:
After being playlisted on The Times’ Essential Tracks of 2015, Apachelux return with dancefloor anthem ‘Waiting For The Red Light’. The Essex duo, consisting of Jay Wigmore and Louisa Strachan, take influence from a range of musical talents such as Royal Blood and Girls Aloud, forming the genre-straddling sound of Apachelux.
Their debut single ‘This Time’ gained them airplay across 30 radio stations, leading to receiving support from The Times with their second single ‘Only When You’re Lonely’ as one of their Essential Tracks of 2015.
‘Waiting For The Red Light’ is set to release 7th April but in the meantime you can listen to their past tracks below.