This week we’re putting the spotlight on a couple of talented newcomers. Check out new tunes from black a.m., Caspar Sun, Edwin, Korky Buchek, and more.
BLACK A.M. – PLEASE DON’T GO [IAMRECORDS]
Multi-talented instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter Sinclair Wheeler is widely known in the rock and rap sphere as Machine Gun Kelly’s guitarist. Having captured the eyes and ears of NGHTMRE, Wheeler was onboarded to support him on his “The Portal” tour, where he began crossing over to the dance music space. Continuing to break experiment with electronic music and elements under the alias black a.m., Wheeler injects his distinct guitar-driven blend of electronica and rock into his latest track, “Please Don’t Go.” In “Please Don’t Go,” groovy G-house-inspired basslines dominate and are complemented by slick guitar licks . The dichotomy of the shifting framing of the sound being a strongpoint of the track: Upbeat enough for the club, but also illustrating depth and introspection delivered through instrumental execution.
KORKY BUCHEK – KAT WILLIAMS
Australian duo Korky Buchek are back with their second single of the year, ‘Katt Williams.’ The funky house track is built around audio of the iconic comedian Katt Williams, once again proving they can create whatever they want without following the rules of music creation. The track kicks off with irresistible energy, immediately building up with a sample of Katt Williams preaching about how people care too much about what others are doing. With that in mind, Korky Buchek show off their uncompromising individuality and remind listeners through their music to remove pointless opinions from their life and let loose on the dance floor. The track is rife with dark, house sensibilities, with the duos’ own twist added.
CASPER SUN – ‘SUNSHINE RADIO’ LP
A coalescence of diverse styles, sounds, and thought-provoking themes, Sunshine Radio is a culmination of emerging artist Casper Sun‘s diverse interests, uplifting electronica, and refreshingly inventive compositions combined into an unmistakably heartfelt package. Following the releases of featured singles “Wavy Luv,” “Chill W U” ft. Sunroof95, and “Mercury Glider” in recent months, Sunshine Radio drops with an additional eight new tracks, certain to have a little something for any musical palate. It’s an LP of galactic proportions from a cerebral talent trying to communicate exactly how it feels to come into his own in this world and the next. Though there are variations in pace and theme, each piece of the album flows effortlessly into the next, signifying an artist in full mastery of their capabilities. And while the contours of each composition may resemble one another at times, the feelings evoked can range from soaring jubilance to wide-eyed awe.
SPIDERHOUND – STRANGERS
Experimental bass maven Spiderhound follows up his critically acclaimed single, “Phlames,” with “Strangers,” a slick genre-defying, bass-forward cut. Exotic drums, growling basslines, and ominous melodies work together to deliver the first impression of the song. Down-pitched vocals follow, providing a certain metaphysical enchantment that strikes an emotional chord. The track is an exemplary display of his ability to bridge that gap between the creative ideas he’s set on bringing to life and what actually gets rendered in the studio. This aspect of musicianship is a difficult one, no matter the years of experience one may have with producing/songwriting.
EDWIN – DAY&NIGHT FT. CLAIRE V
“Day&Night” marks the official debut of Hondurian-American producer Edwin. The single was born in collaboration with Edwin’s mentor, John Debo, who is recognized across the dance music space for his creative studio techniques and coveted releases on Bedrock, Selador, and more. ‘Day & Night’ kicks off smoothly with a light piano melody and soaring instrumentals before the emotive vocals from Claire V flood the soundscape. The single exudes feel-good energy from start to finish and incorporates cinematic elements throughout. The enchanting progressive melody of ‘Day & Night’ captivates with its resonant sound, taking listeners on an uplifting sonic journey. The awe-inspiring, anthemic single serves as a memorable introduction to the work of the exciting up-and-coming talent.
DINO LENNY – SWEET PARANOIA (FRANKEY & SANDRINO REMIX) [BEDROCK RECORDS]
Following its inclusion earlier in the year on John Digweed’s acclaimed ‘Quattro II’ compilation, Dino Lenny’s ‘Sweet Paranoia’ receives a rework courtesy of celebrated German duo Frankey & Sandrino. Stripping the original of its soothing vocal piece, Frankey & Sandrino reveal a hypnotic groove that’s emphasised by their flawless pitch-bending synth-work. The effect is dark and alluring, leading the listener towards a rapturous distortion as it hits its peak in the main drop. The pair stay true to the measured indie rhythms in that of its counterpart, playing with atmospheric soundscapes and obscure sound design elements to create a remix that presents an entirely new personality and motive.