Song of the Day: Grooveship – Rocomoco

Lifted from their forthcoming album, ‘Into The Blue’, slated for release this Friday (29th October) via Aviary Day on Aviary Bridge Records Ltd, laidback lo-fi duo ROCOMOCO‘s single, ‘Grooveshop’ features Denmark-based artist Hoffy Beats who is making himself at home in the sounds of chilled beats. He’s been featured on the Lo-Fi Girl Youtube channel and has earned just under 13 million plays on Spotify alone.

Berlin-based rocomoco have earned over 11 million streams across platforms, with features on vibe-maker Youtube channels such as nourish, Dreamy, Délicieuse Musique, College Music, STEEZYASFUCK, and The Jazz Hop Cafe to boot as well as appearing on Mr Suicide Sheep’s Favourites Spotify playlist. The duo were featured in Last Day Deaf’s Cool Smooth Chill playlist and received written support from the likes of CLASH Magazine, A Closer Listen, Stereofox, and Give It A Spin.

The pair have incorporate a collection of chilled vibes, jazzy guitars and dusty beats with a forward-looking left-leaning edge into their work, calling upon the likes of J Dilla, Nujabes and Jinsang as source of inspiration. In turn, their sound draws parallels to the likes of Potsu, Kruder & Dorfmeister, FKJ and Nightmares on Wax.

Speaking of the single, rocomoco says: “Our single is about when everything falls in place perfectly: Grooveshop serves liquid melodies from places of longing. Think about endless moments in Mediterranean beach bars where the time stands still. Hoffy’s Jazz chords and piano licks have been a good starting point for the atmospheric and chilled beat we ended up with.”

‘Grooveship’ follows previously released singles, ‘Years’ and ‘Warm Flicker’. Check out the accompanied colourful video for the feel-good single below…

Song of the Day: Our Song – TheFatRat (ft. Cecilia Gault)

Gaming Music legend THEFATRAT, popularly known for his immense online following of over 5.6 million YouTube subscribers and extremely popular songs like ‘Unity,’ ‘Monody (feat. Laura Brehm),’ and ‘Fly Away (feat. Anjulie),’ which have over 800 million streams combined, follows up with a catchy new collaboration, ‘Our Song.’

The chill electronic single features the sultry vocals of singer/songwriter Cecilia Gault, popularly known for the 2019 hit ‘Love Me Like You Used To’ with Kaskade and the Top 10 Billboard Dance Bop ‘Parallel Lines’ with Zookëper. ‘Our Song’ is the fifth song revealed from TheFatRat’s debut album, PARALLAX, available now on all digital streaming platforms.

Our Song’ is a track that I’m particularly proud of. Emotionally and sonically, it’s very different from anything that I have done before and it opens a door to a new sonic world that I will further explore in the future,” said TheFatRat. “It’s special to me because it’s almost an anti-electro track. Unlike most electronic music, the drums are loose and often off timing. Also there is no Autotune or other pitch correction on the vocals. Everything is rough and natural and still the track sounds unlike anything that I have ever heard before.”

TheFatRat and Cecilia Gault have worked together in the past on his 2018 single, “MAYDAY,” which was co-written by Cecilia and performed by Laura Brehm.

Have a listen to ‘Our Song’ below…

Von Marlon Is Back With A Second Release, ‘Save It’

Following his Song of the Day debut on the blog with neon-electro single, ‘Together Forever’ back in April, VON MARLON releases brand new single, ‘Save It’, which encompasses his underground trademark of Ambient, Hip-Hop and dance.

Documenting the anticipation and patient longing for social interaction with loved ones when things return to normal, ‘Save It’ is an uptempo piece compared to previous, releases ‘Together Forever’ and ‘Closer’, as it possesses soulful-ish funky bass, reminiscent of 90s dance music.

With this hope of the world reopening, Von Marlon is looking forward to booking some more shows
around Berlin later in the year along with a newly anticipated EP in November.

Check out the lyric video to Van Marlon’s ‘Save It’ below…

Song of the Day: Together Forever – Von Marlon

After a separate personal and musical split in quick succession, VON MARLON‘s alias was formed as a solo project after living abroad. The name derives from a Mike Skinner lyric, whose music along with other underground
alternative pioneers of the UK scene greatly inspired Von Marlon’s sound, which offers a mix of
Hip-Hop, Ambient, & Dance inspired alternative pop songs.

His single ‘Together Forever’, is about the dreams and hopes one can have for a relationship, not only when dating someone but also with a greater sense of connection in general. It was created during the past year and evolved from the current global situation; the longing for when everyone can come back together again and the feeling of excitement that that moment will bring.

Garnering attention with the two singles ‘Searching’ and ‘Tripping’ on independent radio stations such as Absolute Radio and Amazing radio, Von Marlon was then featured in The Unsigned Guide’s June ’19 Spotlight, before signing a sync deal to Max Music Publishing.

From this, ‘Closer’ was synced on an episode of Queen Sugar, the US TV show broadcasted on Oprah Winfrey’s network OWN, whilst also being listed in Ditto’s ‘Chartbreaker’ Spotify playlist.

Check out the official video for ‘Together Forever’ below…

Marina Massanova’s New Single, ‘Normality’ Will Stop You Dead in Your Tracks

Untamed and brimming with raw rap energy, MARINA MASSANOVA‘s latest smash track takes us on an adrenaline-drenched thrill ride through a furious flurry of genres. From the hard-hitting hip-hop bars to the drastic flip into hardbass, here’s one song that’s bold, daring and impossible to ignore.

When she pitched the idea to her beatmaker he thought she was crazy to mix together such a whimsical selection of genres. Marina persevered though and they are both elated with the end result. It all started when she conjured up an idea for a song that questions what “normal” really is. She called up her rapper friend Chris Jenkins straight away and they wrote the song together over video call. The duo really dug deep into the darker side of themselves to pull together something that really bares her soul for all the world to see.

The Ukrainian singer-songwriter also directed the video. Dripped in cool, calm charisma, it shows her with her two friends from first grade getting into all kinds of mischief. From visuals of intercourse with an imaginary guy, to the slapping of buttocks, it really grabs your attention and stops you dead in your tracks.

So if you can handle it, why not press play on ‘Normality’ below…