Check out the soft, sexy, unique vibe of “Handle” by @Revelriesmusic with #MFLR

REVELRIES and M F L R, “Handle”

Making it four intriguing singles in a row, “Handle” by Netherlands-based Emirati producers Revelries is probably their most unique one thus far.  Highlighting the soft and breathy vocal style of Atlanta singer M F L R, “Handle” has the underlying vibe of a George Michael song without sounding like the singer.  It’s also got many sexy rhythmic and chill, atmospheric qualities… but gosh if it isn’t next to impossible to figure out what it’s all about… and, to be honest, it doesn’t really matter.  There are many fine songs out there that draw you in for other reasons than lyrical content and this collaboration of Revelries and M F L R takes a lot of risks in “Handle” that just work.

Published in: on February 14, 2019 at 11:46 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Remember” is late night, romantic deep house from England’s @DFUXofficial with @PershardOwens

DFUX and PERSHARD OWENS, “Remember”

If you like your deep house luscious and romantic at a percolating 126 bpm, then “Remember” is for you.  It’s brought to us by rising British production duo DFUX (George and Joss) and features the rich and powerful tones of Georgia-based singer Pershard Owens.  According to DFUX, the song started out as something totally different and more jazzy, and once they had Pershard’s voice for the record, almost everything changed and the song was essentially rewritten.  Indeed, like commanding voices such as Gregory Foster on Disclosure’s “Holding On” or Mike Yung’s recent vocal for Martin Garrix on “Dreamer”, Pershard’s tones are what make the song most memorable, against a solid, swinging rhythm that will get you up out of your seat.  DFUX have more projects in the work this year, so watch out for regular music from them!

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Published in: on January 5, 2019 at 10:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“We’ll Be Okay” brings a soulful, quiet pause to relationships, courtesy of ZEROBADDAYS @ZBDmusic and Victor Perry @perksofbeingvic

ZEROBADDAYS and VICTOR PERRY, “We’ll Be Okay”

I’ll end my 2018 blog posts with a gentle song that inauspiciously revives a ‘quiet storm’ R&B sound that is missing in today’s music market, in favour of songs being ‘chill’ just for the sake of it.  “We’ll Be Okay” is brought to you by Germany’s ZEROBADDAYS – usually known as one half of the production duo Saxity or remixer Stan Sax – and NYC-based pop/soul singer/songwriter Victor Perry.  Victor’s voice here is positively and convincingly angelic – you hang on his voice to wait to hear what he’ll sing about next – and ZEROBADDAYS’ sax melody throughout is delightfully sublime.  “We’ll Be Okay” allows you to think about those times during a relationship when a simple pause is needed to reflect, and more often than not everything will be just fine in the end.  “We’ll Be Okay” also signals the need for more similarly thoughtful and positive songs that can be reassuring and hopeful in a world that often takes an awful lot for granted.  Well done, gents (and more, please)!

Published in: on December 31, 2018 at 2:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Whispers” is a softer Eurohouse delight from France’s Martin Vallée and US singer/songwriter Victor Perry @perksofbeingvic

MARTIN VALLÉE & VICTOR PERRY, “Whispers”

Following up their bouncy take on Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight” last Spring, French producer Martin Vallée and US pop/soul singer/songwriter Victor Perry have once again joined forces for “Whispers”.  With this song, they head straight into a softer Eurohouse mix that’s best suited either early on in the evening or later at night.  There’s an interesting song structure here, with a subtle introduction, that’s followed by the hook within its first minute.  This allows Victor to then wax his eloquent voice over the crux of the story, remembering the whispers of a past lover.  Queue the hook again and the song bobs its way playfully until it’s time to get closer again… “Whispers” is definitely a pleasing choice atypical of its genre and my compliments to the artists for taking some chances with a gentler shade of house music.

Published in: on December 3, 2018 at 11:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Moonlight” is a fanciful upbeat electro-ballad from Germany’s @itsLeviofficial and vocalist Victor Perry @perksofbeingvic

LEVI and VICTOR PERRY, “Moonlight”

I will always say that if the chemistry is there and you score with your first record together, then definitely make a second!  And so that’s what’s happened with German producer Levi and sweet ‘n soulful American vocalist Victor Perry, who first created the thoughtful, lilting “Sail” together last year, one of my favourite songs of 2017 which got to #3 on my personal chart.  The pair return with “Moonlight”, a different kind of electro-ballad that isn’t slow-paced as regular ballads usually are.  It’s got a playful, fanciful uptempo rhythm at times that seems to recall doo wop more than any other style of music, and is old school in the same vein of “Lost In Japan” by Shawn Mendes.  “Moonlight” is punctuated with great melody and another stellar vocal from Victor, who is a highlight to any release.  “Moonlight” isn’t a club banger but a lot of charm, rhythm, melody, and fine singing goes a long, long way (and maybe a Zedd remix is in order too 🙂 )!

Published in: on October 9, 2018 at 9:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Silky smooth “Brand New” is a fine Europop collab for @Daitshi_ and Victor Perry @perksofbeingvic

DAÏTSHI and VICTOR PERRY, “Brand New”

I’m not gonna lie, “Brand New” had me captivated within the first 30 seconds of the song.  It’s a silky smooth collaboration between 18 year old French producer Daïtshi  and southern US bred but NYC-based singer/songwriter Victor Perry, who wrote the lyrics to this one.  Victor’s appropriately cheerful and on-point vocal tells a familiar story, but a subtle mix of acoustic guitar and synths transport you somewhere old and romantic and European.  “Brand New” is simply solid pop on its own but remixes might offer more to clubs to bring dancers out of a slow set.  I’m hoping that Daïtshi and Victor have plans to collaborate again because “Brand New” is the way to do it!  Add “Brand New” to your Romance Dance playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on June 10, 2018 at 6:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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