Fizzing Tech House & Electronica From New Artist MIJIRI * Support From Back Seat Mafia, Decoded, Mixmag, Electronic Groove & Many More...

https://soundcloud.com/givetakelife/sets/mjiri-sweat/s-vHhjQWLh3vh

 

London's MJIRI ups the house-ante with SWEAT

After previewing the absolute belter of a lead single “GLORYHOLE” late last year, dance visionary MJIRI steps out with an eighteen-minute debut showpiece, deftly displaying her artistry.

A singular blend of future and past dance genealogy, at only three songs deep, SWEAT abounds with disco, electro, funk and soul influence. The EP explores both the darker and playful aspects of disco, moving through post-punk guitars to driving electro-tinged bass lines.

The EP deals with covid-induced claustrophobia by lusting for the dance floor while splicing Nina Simone and a power preacher over heavy hitting tracks, purposefully giving the black voice power and prominence.

“I really like recontextualizing these voices to say something new that is directly linked to the black experience. The power preacher may be speaking to a devout crowd, but he can also be speaking for the wider community. Nina is talking about her own personality but also could be talking about the black experience,” says MJIRI regarding the release.

“SWEAT is about hope, pride, ecstasy and dark sweaty corners of clubs!”

Mel Uye-Parker, also known as MJIRI, is an English-Nigerian singer, sogwriter and composer. She grew up in Nottingham before cutting her teeth on the Manchester music scene while studying Popular Music & Recording at the University of Salford. After 10 formative years, she moved to London where she currently resides.

As a vocalist and writer, MJIRI has collaborated with the likes of Backdraft, Rae & Christian and Yesking.

As an educator, Mel Uye-Parker works as an Ableton Certified Trainer, Lecturer at Pointblank Music School and Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, Valencia.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

http://meluyeparker.com

http://instagram.com/meluyeparker

http://soundcloud.com/mel-uye-parker

http://twitter.com/uyepm

http://givetake.life


Rachel Croft Has A Stunning Voice And Is Finally Gaining Recognition With A Slot At BBC 2 TV, London Americana, And Moseley Folk Festival

** Rachel Croft’s music takes inspiration from people like KALEO, Ray LaMontagne, Jeff Buckley, Big Thief, FATM, Ben Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, Bishop Briggs, and Joni Mitchell. Fierce, cinematic, brooding and expressive, Rachel Croft is a strong female force who wants to be a role model to young women and aspiring artists. **

RACHEL CROFT
TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN
GENRE: Indie Rock, Blues, Alternative Rock, Singer Songwriter

INFO:

Rachel Croft’s sound is cinematic, moody and classic; atmospheric backdrops champion her powerful, dramatic vocals, smoothly blending folk, rock, and soul styles.

Her songwriting abilities have landed her in the spotlight of many UK festivals and tours across Europe, catching the attentions of Fresh On The Net, csgm blog, POPMUZIK and Liverpool Sound and Vision.

Rachel’s debut album, Hours Awake (2019) was over 95% funded by followers across the world, having gained YouTube plays of over 130K.

She has supported artists such as Skerryvore and released three singles, which have gained her regular airplay and secured Rachel with spots on Moseley Festival, Warwick Festival and Costa Del Folk Portugal.

Rachel now returns with the Reap What You Sow E.P., and new single ‘Time Waits For No Man’ exploring more potent, cinematic, bluesy styles .

WEB / SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://www.facebook.com/rachelcroftmusic

https://www.instagram.com/rachelcroftmusic/

https://www.youtube.com/c/RachelCroftMusic/

https://twitter.com/RachelCroft27

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1eLrIl3uKE4rEnfML9cLWM?si=ug-38AQpSjiVVc0ZDLAbMw

https://soundcloud.com/rachelcroft

https://rachelcroft.bandcamp.com

rachelcroftmusic.com

PRE ORDER / BUY:
EP: https://ffm.to/rachelcroft-rwys-ep


New Artist GRANT ARMOUR Channels The Beta Band, Scott Walker and Portishead With His Cinematic Alternative Pop, support so far from Post-Punk.com, Echoes & Dust, New Noise and many more...

**SPACIOUS, CINEMATIC, DOWNTEMPO, ALTERNATIVE POP MUSIC**

GRANT ARMOUR

Single 2 - “WRAP MY ARMS AROUND YOU"

Single 1 - “FORGOTTEN WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE"

INFO:

Greenock born, Southend-on-Sea raised director / composer Grant Armour, is now based in South East London. Grant has been travelling the world for the past 10 years making documentaries on subjects like drugs, rave culture, climate activism, fetishes, mental health, prisons in Colombia, ancient rituals, homelessness in London, LGBTQ+ rights in Jamaica, and space tourism. He made the first documentary on Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement and recently collaborated with Brian Eno on a film about the anniversary of the moon landings. Grant is currently making a doc about cartels distributing counterfeit medication in Mexico and another film on the cocaine epidemic in Glasgow. Most of the influences for Grant’s music comes from his experiences as a documentary filmmaker.

“My songs are about the human condition, so I needed to see some shit before I could write anything decent.”

Most of Grant’s music has been instrumental, as accompaniments to his own films and other productions, but now he’s using his voice to make spacious and cinematic downtempo pop music.

“Singing has been a means of releasing tension from a year in lockdown and I’ve found it to be therapeutic. While I’ve experimented with electronic music for a while, picking up instruments again felt less automated and more personal. I feel like people are crying out for something more visceral.”

Grant believes in limitations in timbre to create space in music, to capture the emotion and energy of the song, to communicate the initial idea - so he typically writes and records his songs within 24 hours. Most of Grant’s songs are about the human condition in the end times, isolation, perceptions of time and space, the loss of privacy and modern love.

“Music is all about space, with the gaps between notes being just as important, if not more, than the notes themselves and also how these sounds fill a physical space. The tracks I’ve written and recorded have been a response to the space I’ve been in. Not experiencing music in a live or club setting has meant I’ve mainly listened to music at home or in headphones. I wanted to create something that felt like a comfortable armchair for the listener and communicate words and melodies that become ingrained in their memories.”

While most of the influences for his music come from films rather than from other people’s music, for instance: the sound design of some Italian giallos; the movement of the camera in Robert Altman’s Images; or even the editing style of Thelma Schoonmaker, if he had to narrow it down to formative musical influences then it would be artists like, Scott Walker, Portishead, ESG, Minnie Riperton, Dean Blunt, Ennio Morricone and The Dust Brothers.

“Making music is compulsive for me as I find the process therapeutic. I would like my music to serve the same purpose for the listener.”

SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://soundcloud.com/grantarmour
https://www.instagram.com/grantarmour/
https://twitter.com/avantgrant
https://www.facebook.com/graanta

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:

https://grantarmour.bandcamp.com/track/forgotten-what-you-look-like


Slikback To Release New EP - Support From Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, Mixmag and many more...

"a rare talent” [Resident Advisor] 

“a rising underground star” [Crack Magazine] 

“the Kenyan producer occupies his own switchbacking lane” [Pitchfork]

Resident Advisor, 2020’s best albums

Bandcamp, best of 2020

 

LISTEN:

 

Artist: Slikback

Title: Quoios/Klout

Label: Byrd Out

Catalogue No.: BYR032

Format: 12” (Edition of 300) and Digital

Territory: Worldwide

Genres: Techno; Trap; Industrial

 

PRE ORDER:

http://byrdout.lnk.to/QuoiosKlout

 

New tracks of forward thinking club music from Kenyan producer Slikback, continuing in rule shredding, genre melding form.

 

Two new enigmatic originals, and two remixes - one from Sarmacja, natives of his current home, Poland, who give Quoios a dub workout, the other from Bristolian producer Sunun, spinning out Klout in a less pressured environment.

On the A side, Quoios charts a looming, atmospheric build-up gives way to driving, chain saw wielding industrial beats layered with vocals and samples. Klout meshes dark tones and complex rhythms, with a very slight nod to acid on the sounds. Both tracks are warehouse-ready dancefloor weapons.

On the B side, Sarmacja’s dub pulses from the off, introducing a strand of keening vocals and cosmic flushes. Sunun’s remix offers a slower, exploratory and haunting re-imagining of Klout.

 

12 May - Quoios (digital release)

4 June - full release, 12" and digital

 

A1: Quoios (03:38)

A2: Klout (03:14)

B1: Quoios (Sarmacja Dub) (02:16)

B2: Klout (Sunun Remix) (03:32)

 


Drum & Bass Pioneers LOXY & INK Release Awesome Old Skool Hip Hop & Drum & Bass On R&S Records. Support From DJ MAG, WORDPLAY, WONDERLAND, YO RAPS, EDM.COM, DECODED, K MAG and many more

LOXY & INK

MANIFESTED VISIONS

 IMPACT DATE (SINGLE): 21 / 05 / 2021 /// IMPACT DATE E.P. 05/08/2021 /// LABEL: R&S /// CAT NO:RS2103S
 
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Authenticity & Consistency, two key words that immediately come to mind when we’re talking about Loxy and Ink.
As music and creative culture at large hurtles towards an abyss of ‘likes’ as currency and vacuous validity, the job of musicians who stand for authenticity and consistency has become ever more important and it is at this juncture where Loxy and Ink become indispensable.
Two titans in UK breakbeat culture, Loxy & Ink were both present at the inception at the birth of UK dance music culture and continue to be torchbearers. One glance at the CV of both artists will show you everything you need to know. They were both residents & recording artists at three incredibly important clubs & record labels: Metalheadz at Blue Note, Speed at Mars Bar and Renegade Hardware at The End. These three clubs and associated labels are important to mention as they innovated, pushed and later came to define drum & bass culture. Loxy and Ink were, in part, responsible for that.
It’s not an accident that Loxy and Ink were linked to these behemoths. Between the aforementioned camps and our protagonists, there was a mutual understanding for the need to push the envelope and there was a shared love of reinterpreting musical genres- a free form approach to music that changed the landscape of what is possible creatively, Loxy & Ink have always implicitly understood this way of thinking and have exercised this thought process to this day via their own record labels, Cylon (Loxy) and Architecture (Ink).
Throughout their careers, as collaborators and individuals, Loxy & Ink continued to make and play music that connected with them on a deeper level rather than just for the sake of functionality, they both saw success as rappers and individually played and made music that stretched from dub techno to hip hop to house.
The journey outlined above, the understanding of cultural innovation and the pledge to authenticity & consistency as mentioned leads us to the Manifested Visions EP on R&S Records. A five-track release that traverses genres with ease, a release that speaks to Loxy & Ink’s love for collaboration- we’re presented with multiple vocal contributions from Tha Lion, Jody Lulati, Miriam Safo and Loxy & Ink themselves. Finnish producer Resound continues his long-standing production partnership with Loxy on ‘Give Me a Dubplate’. Genre wise we’re given hip hop, dubwise roots reggae and drum & bass.
R&S continues to show that it’s a force to be reckoned with by releasing this EP, a project that crosses countries as well as genres, a project from Loxy and Ink that feels like it was always going to come to pass since the pair found common ground way back when.
After considering all of this, it comes as no surprise that the EP is titled ‘Manifested Visions.’
 
 
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New Hip Hop Artist LTtheMonk is 'London Made, East-Coast Trained' ** Support From WORDPLAY MAGAZINE, URBAN VAULT, CERTIFIED & Many More

** ‘DARK ITALIANS’  IS TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘ON THE WALL’ BY LTtheMonk **

LTtheMonk

Dark Italians"

IMPACT DATE: 16TH APRIL

VIDEO:

INFO:

With a name that announces his meditative dedication to craft, LTtheMonk describes himself as 'London Made, East-Coast Trained', a tribute to both his home city and the New York MCs who inspired him.

Originally from London, UK, LTtheMonk first fell in love with hip-hop at just eight years old, when the music captivated his young ears and ignited what would become a lifelong passion. Blended with constant exposure to reggae (via his Jamaican mother) and rock (via his Irish father), LT’s adventurous love of music and performing onstage would only grow stronger.

LT has since carved a reputation as a vibrant and compelling talent, and his standing is destined to grow with the release of his new album, On The Wall (out August 20, 2021 on Sonic Unyon Records). The next step in his artistic evolution, the full- length honours ancestors even as it points toward alternate futures, and is further evidence of the artist's ambition to push hip-hop forward.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

www.ltthemonk.com

instagram.com/ltthemonk

facebook.com/ltthemonk

twitter.com/ltthemonk

https://genius.com/LTtheMonk

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:

https://orcd.co/ltthemonk

SPOTIFY LINK:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2UlfTZe1e03fDoMuYVg08I

APPLE LINK:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/ltthemonk/970547857


**DREAM POP FROM OUTER SPACE, ‘RUN IS THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘LUNAR BIRD’ BY ‘LUNAR BIRD’ **BBC RADIO WALES PLAYLISTED ON 6 DIFFERENT SHOWS ** AMAZING RADIO TWICE WINNER OF THE AUDITION POLL**

**DREAM POP FROM OUTER SPACE, ‘RUN IS THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘LUNAR BIRD’ BY ‘LUNAR BIRD’ **

**BBC RADIO WALES PLAYLISTED ON 6 DIFFERENT SHOWS **

** AMAZING RADIO TWICE WINNER OF THE AUDITION POLL **

LUNAR BIRD

“RUN"

IMPACT DATE: 5TH MARCH 2021

WATCH VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LglvIbutvdw&feature=youtu.be

INFO:

Dream Pop From Outer Space

Forming in 2017, and based in Cardiff (Wales), the Italian/Welsh band Lunar Bird deliver an atmospheric mixture of ethereal Dream Pop and mesmerizing Indie Psychedelia.
Band members include RWCMD graduate Jazz singer, songwriter and synth player Roberta Musillami, composer and visual artist Eliseo Di Malto, bass player Francis George, drummer Ellie Strong and synth player Ross Davies. Francis, Ross and Ellie are ICMP graduates and esteemed multi-instrumentalists - Francis and Ross having played with Welsh Rock band S.E.X.

Lunar Bird are a powerful and authentic live act, performing everything live including all vocals, which are one of the band's trademarks. Previous performances include: Mr. Wolf's Bristol, O2 Academy Islington, The Fleece Bristol, Clwb IFor Bach Cardiff and festivals such as SWN Festival 2019 and The Swansea Fringe 2019.

The debut EP 'Daydreamer' (2018) was played on several radio programmes, notably on the Adam Walton show on BBC Music Introducing. The singles ‘Siren Scales’ (Diamond Club, 2019), 'A Walk' (co-funded by BBC Horizons/Gorwellion Launchpad 2020) and 'Swallow Man Aviary' (2020) have had multiple airplays from the likes of BBC Radio Wales (such as 'Wales Mix' with Bethan Elfyn), BBC Radio Cymru and Amazing Radio. 'Swallow Man Aviary’ was selected by The Unsigned Guide to be featured in the November Edition of their Spotlight blog. The band recently played an ‘Amazing Session’ on Amazing Radio. Both videos for ‘Swallow Man Aviary’ and ‘Emerald and Blue’ were filmed and edited by band member Eliseo. 'Emerald and Blue' was added to the Welsh A-List on BBC Radio Wales.

Help Musician’s 'Do It Differently Fund' 2020 is helping the band release their new singles and the debut album.

SOCIAL MEDIA / WEB LINKS

https://lunarbird.wixsite.com/website-1
https://www.instagram.com/lunarbirdofficial/
https://www.facebook.com/lunarbirdofficial/
https://twitter.com/lunarbirdband

PREVIOUS PRESS / RADIO SUPPORTERS

BBC Music Introducing in Wales (Adam Walton, Bethan Elfyn, Ed Richmond, Vicki Blight, Wynne Evans, Behnaz Akhgar etc.); Amazing Radio (Ailsa Campbell, Charlie Ashcroft - we won the Audition Poll twice, Shell Zenner); The Unsigned Guide 'Spotlight'; Michael Kennedy (Welsh Connections, SWND Magazine; Trust The Doc (Neil March); Jason Adkins; AnalogueTrash; God Is In The TV; Fadeawayradiate; Little Indie Blogs; Indie is not a Genre, Monolith Cocktail, Come Here Floyd, Minty’s Gig Guide, Mystic Sons, The Indiependent; RGM; Loud Women; Big Indie Giant; Divide and Conquer; Bucket List UK; .

PRE-ORDER:

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1554073487?ls=1&app=itunes
Appre Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1554073487


DAAY 'First LIght' ** Influenced by the likes of Arcade Fire, Fat White Family, Mellah, Wooden Shjips, MGMT, CAN and Pink Floyd **

DAAY

“FIRST LIGHT"

IMPACT DATE: 8TH FEB

LISTEN :

INFO:

DAAY was formed in London in 2019 by Alex Barty-King and rehearsed in a large smoky basement flat in Kilburn. They bring together a collection of 5 musicians from Lebanon and France and released their first single 'Mama' in March 2020 just at the foot of the pandemic.

DAAY’s new single 'First Light' is an apt song for the time, promoting the power of rejuvenation and rebirth with specific reference to the beginning of a new day, whether or not you've stayed up all night. DAAY use a unique blend of rock/pop songwriting layered with experimental sounds and powerful sax parts that cut through, whilst using a strong lyrical theme reflecting on the simple and transformative beauty of the daytime.

They have played at over 20 venues across London including O2 Academy Islington, The Troubadour, Sebright Arms, The Windmill, New Cross Inn and The Monarch.

 

 

Future
:

DAAY are currently planning their debut EP called RUN for 2021 release.

Social Media
:

Facebook/Instagram/Soundcloud: @daayband

Website:

www.daay.co.uk 

CONTACT FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES:

vision(at)visionmusic(dot)co.uk


Spotlight Virtual Festival Is All Go For Feb 2021, As Featured In TIMEOUT, LINE OF BEST FIT and many more....

SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL 

DATE: 14/02/2021

Spotlight Festival was created in Guadalajara, Mexico during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It started as a project that showcased up-and-coming artists from all over the world with short interviews uploaded to Instagram TV. The purpose of this project was to give new interesting musicians a platform that would help them reach a bigger audience.

Bands from Germany, Argentina, USA, Mexico and the UK joined Spotlight to talk about their mutual love for music. After a couple months the project started growing, and the ache to reach an even bigger audience grew.  That’s when the project evolved into a festival; a festival that will follow the same motivation: give the up-and-coming their own stage.

On February 14th, the first edition of Spotlight Festival will be online and live streamed through Bandcamp Live! Four British acts will be playing at MOTH Club for the first time in almost a year. This event is focused on revitalizing the music scene after a difficult year.

 

LINEUP:

Bamily, Attawalpa, Malady, and Stella Talpo are ready to hop back onto the stage.

Bamily:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6oMh7pGcBIgfpdKKUHmJAy?si=SfM7yrKeQ4q3COSoxUNjYQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBIsJCGYaYU

Attawalpa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uihPfjxFpeo

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6AJXEIjyYRMwjYNsRL3khD?si=L2ywpi22QsOvLY7YMTF1Kw

Malady: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvuCkcHiuLc

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6RIJbEJAkZ21AAbqrdztvh?si=sIegt0vxRfu3soVYtNGT3g

Stella Talpo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt2gO8_XpQ0

https://open.spotify.com/artist/50CephN65HHaMX5mhL8DYr?si=3A7wEjCQSvisLwB_FcZKZQ

 

TICKETS:

Join us to celebrate our resilience and, of course, our love for music!

Tickets are available through the festival’s Bandcamp website:

https://spotlightfest.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Check out our Instagram and Twitter as @spotlight_fest and Facebook as Spotlight Festival for news.

 

CONTACT FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES:

Vision Music Promotion

Exclusive Premiere: Hidden Spheres – Tiamo (Oath) * SUPPORT FROM DECODED, MIXMAG, RESIDENT ADVISOR, DJ, CLASH, XLR8R, THUMP, BOILER ROOM, STAMP THE WAX, BBC, WORLDWIDE FM, RANSOM NOTE AND MANY MORE..

PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES FOR HIDDEN SPHERES PLEASE CONTACT - vision(at) visionmusic.co.uk

https://www.decodedmagazine.com/exclusive-premiere-hidden-spheres-tiamo-oath/