Album Review: Delta – NTHN

Tackling the issue of male mental health, NTHN presents his latest album titled ‘Delta’. Written, produced and recorded by the Runcorn producer/artist himself, NTHN takes us through various stages of his own rollercoaster journey with mental health…

Barely audible airy soundscapes coupled with loops of daunting voices starts the turmoil journey with ‘Aware’ which leads on to feather light bed of electronica/pop backdrop which is almost overshadowed by a jarring bass through efforts, ‘Denial’ and ‘Falling’.

The sole presence of the woeful piano (in ‘Wasting Time’) replaces the alarming drive, before the album ventures into the realms of bluesy hip-hop/emo rap and grunge/metal (think along the lines of Nirvana). ‘Delta’ concludes with tranquil layers of feathery light electronica through ’03:35′, which reflects NTHN’s road to recovery to self acceptance and love.

It’s great to see such issues  – such as male mental health – becoming less of a social taboo. Although this album is NTHN’s personal journey, it’s also a sign of encouragement for others to break down the wall of shame and loneliness (two most common feelings that are associated with this issue) and reach out for help.

Have a listen to ‘Delta’ below and view the song recommendations below…

Must listens: Wasting Time, Conflicted

New Track: Vlad Lucan- Reverse (Mediatrix Remix)

London-based producer Nina Moore, otherwise known as MEDIATRIX, provides the second instrumental piece of the week with her angelic electronic treatment on Vlad Lucan’s well received single,‘Reverse’.

Debuted by Steve Angello on his BBC Radio 1 show, The three-minute original production combines complex synth lines juxtaposed with an acoustic piano break to create a moving piece of emotional electronica.

Having achieved huge success in his home country (Romania) producing hip-hop as one half of the award-winning duo Agresiv, Vlad Lucan has been making waves in the electronic scene, garnering online support from the likes of Proximity and EDM Sauce.

Credits for London’s Mediatrix Music include remixes of Vlad Lucan and Lenno for Axtone Records and hip-hop remix tracks for legendary Comptown Records rapper Tairrie B and Paleface Junkies.

MEDIATRIX‘s version of ‘Reverse’ is now available on iTunes…but before you head off, have a listen to the single.

New Track: Illogical – Jake Aldridge (Ft. Haleana)

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JAKE ALDRIDGE is back, firmly grabbing the blog’s limelight, with something completely different to his previous releases.

Featuring rising belter, Haleana the latest single, Illogical gave the opportunity for the UK-based hip-hop/R&B artist to let rip and mix it up with a little electronica/rock to his smooth overtone trademark.

The last few years have seen Jake’s rise from a bedroom act into a breakthrough artist working with producers including Gary Louca, who has achieved number 1s in the US dance charts. Jake has received airplay on a dozen BBC Introducing shows such as Tom Robinson’s Introducing Mixtape on BBC Radio 6 and his fresh style of music has also secured him Sync deals with Go DIY Records from LA and the UK’s Amurco Music.

Illogical is now available on iTunes…for now, have a listen to the single.