Song of the Day: Never Say Never – Neon Tapehead

When Dmitry Ursul bought his first retro synth Roland JX-8P ’85, he never look back and went on to form NEON TAPEHEAD with drummer Alexandr Kovalchuk back in 2016.

Their first single ‘I Want To Love’, which was released March that year, was met with critical acclaim from radio stations in UK and US.

Fast forward to the present day, the band has gained two members, singer Maya Shoniya and bass player Dmitry Votintsev. With the extended line-up, the four-piece act grew in popularity, performing at concerts and gigs across their native country Russia. Between their back-to-back live performances, Neon Tapehead are penning new songs.

If this is your first time meeting these guys, well their latest single, ‘Never Say Never’ is a great introduction as it encompasses their inspiration of 80s soul/electro funk and R&B with Shoniya’s soulful/pop vocals also reflecting the decade that gives us great music.

More music on the way. Have a listen to the instantly addictive single, ‘Never Say Never’, available now on all download/streaming sites…

Vincent Barrea Shares Fiery Video For Single, ‘Chemical or Love’

Moscow-based vocalist, producer and rapper VINCENT BARREA has dropped some blazing visuals for his new single ‘Chemical or Love’, premiered on VENTS Magazine. The three-minute production is tipped to follow suit Barrea’s success with his previous outputs, ‘Zoom Zoom’, which has racked up over 800K Youtube views; ‘Save My Life’ and ‘I’m Not Afraid’ racked up well over 400K views.

Mixed and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Alex Evans (Skrillex, Rag N Bone Man, Basement Jaxx), ‘Chemical or Love’ is based on the uncertainties experienced during the beginning stages of a new relationship. The track opens with an upbeat piano intro and a cuban-style sound palette before Vincent’s vocals slide into the first suave stanza. Forward thinking beats blended with retro instrumentals and an urbane approach to songwriting, make ‘Chemical or Love’ catchy and compelling.

Speaking of the track, Barrea comments: “This song is a musical transformation of the experiences of a real person. A person who is so strongly in love that he cannot determine whether it is just chemistry occurring in his head, or a very persistent feeling from the bottom of his heart. These thoughts annoy and create doubt and anxiety, and don’t give the opportunity to move further in the relationship – thereby spiraling it to a dead end.”

Check out the video for ‘Chemical Or Love’ below…