“Atypical” is slick lyrical house from @ManilaKilla’s 1993 EP – and check out its inspiring video

MANILA KILLA featuring GIGI, “Atypical”

I really enjoy finding out more about an artist as they grow with each release.  And such is the case with Washington DC-based producer Manila Killa’s recent 1993 EP and the song “Atypical” featuring vocalist GiGi.  It’s a rousing house track that is taken to the next level by its inspiring video.  For it’s here we find that our Chris Gavino is a former dancer, and choreographers The DayOne Project have blessed “Atypical” with an on-point lyrical dance routine that flows beautifully to the song.  It’s great to see Manila Killa making his own spot-on moves with the rest of the dancers.  My own daughter danced competitively from ages 6 to 14 so I’m only too familiar with all of the work and effort that is involved after witnessing countless competitions during those years.  Check out the video for “Atypical” above and let it stir that inner inspiration in you.

“Take Me Back” is lovelorn electro-pop from Washington DC’s @OrdwayRaivis, @BretSears & @CasuEncounter

RAIVIS ORDWAY with BRET SEARS & CASUAL ENCOUNTER, “Take Me Back”

Coming full circle from their Casual Encounter album release from 2017 after some solo work on their own, Ravis Ordway and Bret Sears come back together with the Casual Encounter moniker to offer “Take Me Back” for your consideration.  It’s similarly appealing electropop with honest lyrics and a light, relatable story about being broken-hearted that makes it well worth your while.  These guys know how to put together a solid production that’s  bouncy, melodic and radio friendly, and “Take Me Back” will sit well with fans of talent such as MAX, Lauv, and Jesse McCartney.