Song of the Day: Gidon Schocken – Sunn (feat. Afik Doari)

Born in the USA now residing in Tel Aviv, electronic artist GIDON SCHOCKEN has shared his track ‘Sunn’, featuring Afik Doari alongside its idiosyncratic music video.

The single has already racked up over 50,000 streams and he has received support from the likes of Music News, Essentially Pop and Neu Futur. Citing influences from acts such as Massive Attack, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow, Lorn, and Throwing Snow, Schocken’s sound is reminiscent of the trip-hop beats of Portishead while Doari’s vocals verge on a parallel to the smokey breathings of Lana Del Ray.

Speaking of the track Schocken explains: ‘For me ‘Sunn’ is about getting stuck in behavioural loops – sometimes we don’t realize at first that we’re going through one of these, but eventually we can learn to detect them, move through and release ourselves from them. The song features lyrics and vocals by Afik Doari, I’ve always been a fan of her unique accent, vocal colour and style, she really brought the track together.

The video, directed by Stephan Stelman, centres around a girl sitting at a dining table with her parents. She loses herself for a few moments and is soon stuck in an ever-changing loop. Throughout this, she’s seen going into her own little world, where she begins to learn, discover and try to free herself.’

Check out the video for Gidon’s ‘Sunn’ below:

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New Music Video: Where Are We – Manze Raider (ft. Ruell)

Following the release of track Where Are We,  MANZE RAIDER has dropped a striking music video this week. The single is from his upcoming debut EP of the same name.

Expecting to drop 6th November, the E.P features two tracks (Where Are We and Delilah) where the Sheffield-born producer/artist creates a vibe that has flashbacks to 90’s raves in the warehouses of Sheffield, mixed with futuristic soul; an eclectic mix that is a cross between old school greats like Shy FX and Goldie and new school kids like Chase n Status, mixed with a sprinkling of electronic synths reminiscent of the Prodigy.

Where Are We takes a soulful stance with a deeper lyrical content from Ruell over a chilled D&B beat. In contrast to the energetic Delilah, Where Are We displays Raider’s ability to capture a more haunting ambience through varying uses of syncopated drum beats and acoustic instrumentation.

Where Are We EP is now available to pre-order on iTunes.