Both an artist project and a prolific Toronto based-producer collective, LOCALS ONLY SOUND was conceived by classmates Gray Hawken and Curtis Smith. Hawken and Smith write, record and release their own music as LOCALS ONLY SOUND in addition to producing and developing new talent and bringing a fresh perspective and unique sound to established artists.
Their new single ‘Billions’ showcases their appreciation for alt-electronic music combined with R&B vocals and modern beats.
Following his debut release ‘Atmosphere’, championed by Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne & Tom Ravenscroft, South-London producer/musician JOE TURNER releases his brand-new double A-side via Jamz Supernova’s record label Future Bounce.
Leading the double A-side is ‘Retina’, a reflective, downtempo electronic track riding on an arresting undercurrent, densely layered with emotive instrumentation and introspective production.
Its counterpart ‘Stay’ is a bouncier, blissed-out track that radiates an emphatic energy through its warm melodies and lush intricate production.
Born and raised in Croydon, Turner grew up in a house filled with Soul music and a smidgen of nineties electronica providing the youthful musician with a varied musical palette. His grandfather, a jazz pianist, was a major influence, from whom he’s undoubtedly inherited the musical talent that saw him writing his first song at just eleven years old.
Following his teenage years playing in various bands, it has only been in the past twelve months that Turner turned his attention to writing once again. Concentrating on his own material whilst similarly experimenting in production, collaborations ensued with South-London based artists such as Stella Talpo and SIAMAKI before he took the plunge and released his own compositions.
In February 2019, Turner self-released his first single ‘Atmosphere’ which gained the support of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, amongst many other radio stations & DJs. Also a hit on streaming services it was widely supported on editorial playlists.
With news of further recordings – a debut EP is imminent – and live dates in the pipeline, 2019 is looking to be a big year for the remarkable South-Londoner.
Hailing all the way from Bristol, electro-pop songstress ALISON DELL delivers her spanking new single entitled ‘Girlfriend’, available on all download/streaming sites from last Friday.
Dell’s latest offering – which kicks off with a moody ambience, building up to an energetic outro- documents the darker side of relationships and questions the behaviours of certain people involved in them.
‘Girlfriend’ follows Alison’s debut EP ‘Over’, released last May. Lead track, ‘Grenade’, was played on BBC Introducing in the West and was praised by presenters Sam Bonham and Richard Pitt, with Sam hailing Alison “the next pop princess”.
Start your week on the smooth note and have a listen to ‘Girlfriend’.
Hailing from Los Angeles, electro-pop artist ZHAO sets the blog’s limelight ablaze with ‘Feeling Today’, the infectious track featuring electronic soundscapes, which leads to a surprisingly funk-filled bassline and soulful vocals, evoking a sense of optimism and euphoria.
‘Feeling Good’ follows his string of 2018 releases, which earned spots on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Summer Heat playlists and back-to-back live performances at some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious venues, such as Resident LA, The Moroccan Lounge, The Satellite, and Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Festival.
This guy is definitely made of the REAL stuff; looking forward to his future releases.
Following the release of her debut EP, ‘Mystic Responsibility’, Indianapolis-based electronic producer and solo artist GWENDOLYN DOT has released some striking visuals for single, ‘Placenta Et Al.’
Directed/produced by Charlie Borowicz (C BRuV) of AnC, the five-minute production, ‘envisioned a world that could bridge the gap between the realities of this earth and an ideal world of peace and unity.’
‘Placenta Et Al’ forms part of her seven-track EP ‘Mystic Responsibility’, out now on all major download/streaming sites.