French collective @SlowHours drop their adventurous debut single of many moods, “Endless”

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SLOW HOURS, “Endless”

After numerous well-received remixes, which led to most of the six members of Slow Hours – Khamsin, Rusty Hook, Kidswaste, Kultur, Astre, and Lain – branching out with many terrific solo efforts, many of which I’ve written about, the band has dropped their debut original, progressive-sounding single “Endless”.  It’s a moody affair for sure, but well worthy of your kind attention for just shy of four minutes.  Now these guys know how to start a record with a great lead up to a complete change of pace before the 50 second mark, which turns into a gritty, trappy main section that returns later in the song.  It’s punctuated by a quieter, cinematic-sounding break, and finishes with almost a minute of melt-in-your mouth piano and symphonic effects that help make “Endless” quite an unexpected musical adventure.  I hope more will be forthcoming soon to show off the many diverse talents within Slow Hours.

Published in: on October 21, 2018 at 5:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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.@Madnapmusic’s new original “Disappear” with @Duumu, and remix of @Astresound’s “Shades” with @metsamusic featuring @KevinBlumusic

MADNAP & DUUMU featuring BIEN, “Disappear” (free DL)

ASTRE featuring KEVIN BLU, “Shades” (Madnap & Metsä remix)

Following up the quiet and romantic “Honey”, L.A.’s Madnap has a two-for all ready for you!

First up is his collaboration with Charlie Duumu, who divides his time between the UK and France, with “Disappear” featuring Chicago-based K-Pop vocalist Bien.  Madnap and Duumu have concocted an unconventional EDM ballad/breakup song “Disappear”.  The emotional vocal meshes well with the ever-changing surroundings created by Madnap and Duumu, which will go places that you wouldn’t expect for this kind of record.  At the end, more shaken than stirred, “Disappear” gives you pause for thought and resonates because of the beautiful underlying melody.  Download it for free at the link above.

Madnap in partnership with Washington’s Metsä remixes an equally pretty song by France’s Astre called “Shades” from Astre’s recent EP For So Long.  They take some liberties with US singer Kevin Blu’s fresh-sounding voice and add a dancehall-influenced rhythm to give “Shades” a much more different vibe from the original.  It works like a charm and club DJ’s wanting to segue into a full-blown dancehall-flavoured set might want to set it up with Madnap & Metsä’s remix of “Shades”.  Have a listen at the link below.

Published in: on November 2, 2017 at 9:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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