EP Review: Beast Side – Tom Bem

Tom Bem Beast Side

Following the release of his well-received debut EP Shallows, TOM BEM slams another one entitled Beast Side, released earlier this month.

Displaying his usual emotionally intensive arrangements, the South-East London producer and singer injects vulnerability in this vocals, revealing the battle within himself in containing his emotions during the turbulent years of his life. Among the stunningly atmospheric soundscapes, there’s a tinge of Timbaland/Timberlake influence present in some tracks…hit the play and see what you think…answers below please!

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Song of the Day: In The Morning – Sophie Longshaw

Sophie Longshaw In the Morning

Today’s song comes from the adorable freckled redhead SOPHIE LONGSHAW. Fresh to the music scene, the London-based songstress released two original tracks under international music agency/record label DEFDISCO (UK/Dallas) in collaboration with Chris Mann’s Twin Records, which includes the stunningly emotive, In The Morning.

With such delicately soulful vocals, this 20-year-old clearly has what it takes. After leaving BBC’s The Voice, she recorded a heart wrenching acoustic cover of Muse’s Supermassive Black Hole was premiered on Gigwise…so if you can spare five minutes, check it out – but before you head off, I highly recommend you to stick around and listen to In The Morning.

 

 

Song of the Day: Chasing Rainbows – Serena Kern (ft. Ayo Beatz)

serena and ayo beats

SERENA KERN has been working away in the studio and this is the first installment from the new material she has been cooking up.

Working alongside UK beatmaster, Ayo Beatz, the track is fire and has got plenty of people talking about the record!

So sit back and take in the vibes and visuals and prepare for even more spectacular music to come from upcoming pop songstress!

New Music Video: Get Your Sexy On – Lovestarrs

Get Your Sexy On Lovestarrs

Brother and sister, Sarah and Hamish McIntosh – aka electro pop outfit LOVESTARRS –  have released a fun-packed video to their single, Get Your Sexy On.

Previously known as The Good Natured, they were signed to Parlophone/EMI a few years ago and dropped by the label with an album ready to be released. The duo subsequently found a new home with DEFDISCO whose ethos puts creative control in the hands of the artist, building a community rather than a roster.

The single is now available on all major music outlets.

New Track: Don’t Go – Basheba

Basheba Don't go

Featuring a soft, house piano line and echoed backing vocals,  BASHEBA’s latest effort, Don’t Go, gets  a makeover from two producers,  XVR BLCK and Musika.

Musika has enhanced the soulful vocal by adding in a beautiful guitar instrumental, where XVR BLCK has given the track a more funky edge, with piano riffs.

Born and raised in London by her British Dad and Bajan Mum, BASHEBA  has been honing her musical craft from a young age, beginning to write songs aged 14. Inspired by her Bajan roots, BASHEBA has lived and breathed music ever since, starting her own record label, Y.O.B Records (Youth of Britain), in late 2013 and she has so far released 2 EP’s: Bad Friends, Good Enemies and Sessions. BASHEBA is keen to continue creating evocative narratives through her music. She says, “A song is nothing without a story. I’m a storyteller, I just tell my stories through song.”

So hear her story and listen to the original version of Don’t Go. The single is coming from her latest EP, Axiom Part 1, out now.