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September 2018 Issue 51 features an interview with New York artist Eskuche, news on Steinburg’s project to save music in schools and London’s new 24-hour music venue FOLD.

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Audiation

“Seeing some of the biggest DJs

supporting my music really inspired me

for more."

Eskuche talks about his upcoming

release on Hot Creations.


A u d i a t i o n M a g a z i n e i s a g l o b a l m o n t h l y m u s i c p u b l i c a t i o n

w h i c h i s f r e e t o r e a d o n l i n e a n d a v a i l a b l e f o r o n d e m a n d

p r i n t p u r c h a s e s . W e f e a t u r e a l l s t y l e s o f m u s i c a n d v a r i o u s

l a n g u a g e s i n t h e m a g a z i n e , e a c h p i e c e i s a n e x p r e s s i o n o f

w h a t o u r w r i t e r s a n d f e a t u r e d a r t i s t s w i s h t o s h o w . W e d o

n o t h a v e s e t r u l e s a n d a l l o w t h e w o r d s t o c o m e n a t u r a l l y

w i t h f e w e d i t s . A r t i c l e s a r e n o t c o n s t r a i n e d t o s i m p l y m u s i c

- w e l i k e t o b e b r o a d i n t h e w a y w e e x p r e s s o u r p a s s i o n a n d

i n c l u d e a v a r i e t y o f t o p i c s i n c l u d i n g p o e t r y , f a s h i o n a n d

l i f e s t y l e . E a c h c h o s e n t o p i c w i l l r e fl e c t t h e t h o u g h t s o f t h e

w r i t e r a n d r e v o l v e a r o u n d m u s i c i n s o m e w a y . T h e

m a g a z i n e i s f r e e t o r e a d a s w e u n d e r s t a n d t h e d i ffi c u l t y i n

w h i c h c r e a t i v e i n d i v i d u a l s f a c e w h e n t r y i n g t o g o f a r , t h u s

w e w a n t t o h e l p t h e i r t a l e n t s r e a c h a s m u c h o f t h e w o r l d a s

p o s s i b l e . W e h a v e w o n d e r f u l p a r t n e r s , V i n y l F o r A C a u s e

b r i n g t o g e t h e r t h e i r f a v o u r i t e m u s i c i a n s w i t h a p e r c e n t a g e

o f p r o c e e d s g o i n g t o c h a r i t y , a n d , R i g h t C h o r d M u s i c w h o

h e l p t o p r o m o t e a n d d e v e l o p i n t e r e s t i n g i n d e p e n d e n t

m u s i c i a n s .

W e w i s h t o i n s p i r e m i n d s , e x p r e s s c r e a t i v i t y a n d r a d i a t e

o p t i m i s m t o t h e w o r l d t h r o u g h m u s i c .

w w w . A u d i a t i o n M a g a z i n e . c o m


"Music is much more than

sound. Music can be a

comforter, party maker,

career path or a way of

life."

Ruby, Editor & Owner

"Music is much more than

sound. Music can be a

comforter, party maker,

career path or a way of

life."

Rokuro, Associate Editor

"The birth of one's child is

the only feeling that

comes close to getting

lost in music."

Cessle, Associate Editor

"Music is a form of art

that reveals a truth in a

world full of mystery."

Sarah, Staff Writer

"No matter what's

happening in life, it's

usually great music will

keep you going."

Malachi, Staff Writer

"Music is life. It's a

universal language that

has no barriers. It unifies

people around the world.

It brings people joy."

Andy, Staff Writer

"Music & love are the

same things really. If kids

grew up with music in

their lives, then their lives

would always be filled

with love."

David, Associate Editor

"The moment you feel

happy about music, that is

the very essence of it.

Being in the vibes and

understanding what music

has for your soul."

Steve, Staff Writer

"Music is the way I see the

world."

Mary, Brand Ambassador

"It's an escape, a relaase, a

chance to write how I feel

and allow other readers to

relate. Music has saved

me many times."

Jessie, Staff Writer

"Music is love, you can

feel it. Music binds people

together, ending war and

bringing peace to the

soul."

Ashna, Creative Assistant

"Music is a material

artwork of my dreams that

inspires me to overcome

difficulties of everyday

life. I admire people who

can make it!"

Tamara, Brand Ambassador

"You know you are a

music addict when you

get a natural high when

you hear a tune you love!"

Christina, Vice President


Thanks to:

Alexis Kings

Atlantic Records UK

AWJ Recordings

Critical Music

Dacouchklub

Downplay

Eskuche

Full Fat

InfraProgressive

Motus PR

Neighbourhood PR

OHM Music

One Million Records

Phonetix

Plus 1 Communications

Pure Progressive

Riddler Records

Space Promotions

Spearhead Records

Ten Letter

Vision Music Promotion

Icons & graphics by

Kues1

Onlyyouqj

Kjpargeter

Alekksall

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macrovector

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CONTENTS

8 Shows Guide

12 24-Hour Party

14 Living In The Shadow

16 Eskuche

21 Big Bite

22 Pink and blue…

24 Choose Love

26 Rokuro’s Track Of The Month

28 Save Music In Schools

29 New Music

56 Events Guide

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Hi Guys & Dolls...

We have a modern style on the cover with a fantastic shot of artist

Eskuche, mid-jump in an industrial setting . Th e ba ck cov er tak es t he

tones of blues and greys and carries through the trendy design. This

month we are excited to have DaCouchKlub on our spirit advertising

plan as they prepare for their house music night in October. We also

welcome spiritual mind Sharm as she begins a trial with o ur te am as

well as big-hearted Christina who rejoins u s a s a Vi ce Pr esid ent.

In this issue: Jessie imparts the beautiful word s of wi sdom b eing th at

every song ends, is that any reason not to enjoy the music? With a

smorgasbord of alien sounds from the unknown, we check out the new

24-hour music venue FOLD in Canning T own, London . David sh are s a

sombre photograph of a figure hunched on his seat which is inspired by

Ashlee Simpson’s song ‘Shadow’. Eskuche c aptur es som e inspir ation

from a night. Cessle grabs a conversation wit h th e ho us e & t ec hno arti st

to discuss his upcoming release on Hot Cre ations and DJ s et at P aradi se

New York. Fill your belly and dance until dawn, as we find out more on

the Choose Love charity event launching in Ibiz a. T ake a big bite o ut of

life, Fallulah’s colourful spirit liberates us through advertising while

our “Pink and blue” lyrics discuss a tangle of emotions. Rokuro reveals

his track of the month from The Chainsmok ers with amp ed- up

baselines, catchy vocals and a retro twist. W e look into Steinb erg’ s ai m

to get people making music together and h elp s ave t he arts in edu cation

across the UK. We've got your events guide, sho w listing s and mu sic

from DJ S.K.T, Hybrid, Sophia Mina, Phonetix, Villem & Mcleod, Lostly

and Kobe JT.

Ruby x

Connect with us:

Facebook /AudiationMagazine

Twitter @AudiationMag

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The goal is not to get rid of all your negative

thoughts and feelings; that’s impossible. The goal

is to change your response to them. #hacklife

much love to Audiation Magazine.

- Karina Nistal

Recently I discovered the music of Solar Fields and

my smile widened significantly! This is one of my

faves... Solar Fields - Unite

- Matthew Lennox

Be love.

- David

www.facebook.com/groups/

AudiationSmile


SHOWS

London timezone

TV | Radio | Podcast

Spotlight: Listen to our special 50th edition mixes on

mixcloud.com/AudiationMagazine. DJ Pyro presents a playful

blend of house, ukg and bass. DJ Wad presents a sunset mix

of electro house.

Monday

10am Clara Amfo | Variety - BBC Radio 1

2pm Danny Blaze | House, UK Garage & Club Classics - Flex FM

4pm Trending Live | Variety - 4Music

Tuesday

1am What’s Up? | Variety - Radio Plus

10am Clara Amfo | Variety - BBC Radio 1

4pm Trending Live | Variety - 4Music

Sister Bliss In Session | House & Dance

A State Of Trance | Trance

Wednesday

1am What’s Up? | Variety - Radio Plus

10am Clara Amfo | Variety - BBC Radio 1

4pm Trending Live | Variety - 4Music

8pm D3ep In The Underground | House, Garage & Bass - D3EP

Thursday

1am What’s Up? | Variety - Radio Plus

10am Clara Amfo | Variety - BBC Radio 1

4pm Trending Live | Variety - 4Music

6pm Jeremy Sylvester | House & UK Garage - Urban Dubz Facebook

Toolroom Radio | House & Dance

Global Warm Up | House & Dance

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Friday

1am What’s Up? | Variety - Radio Plus

10am Clara Amfo | Variety - BBC Radio 1

12pm Lizzie Curious | Dance - Trickstar Radio

2pm Sam Supplier | House, UK Garage & Bass - Rinse FM

5pm The Dirty Outlaws | Variety - Touch FM Live

7pm Annie Mac | Dance - BBC Radio 1

7pm Friday Night Kiss with Steve Smart | Club - KISS FM UK

7pm Vibe And Drive | Variety - Radio Plus

8pm The Queen E Show | Grime, Hip Hop & RnB - DJQueen-E.com

9pm Pete Tong | Dance - BBC Radio 1

9pm Wideboys | House & UK Garage - KISSTORY

10pm Mike Delinquent | House & UK Garage - KISSTORY

Trustnobody | House & Techno

Hospital Records | Drum & Bass

Above & Beyond Group Therapy | Trance

Clublife | Club

Saturday

1am What’s Up? | Variety - Radio Plus

3pm Kiss Fresh with Swarzy | Hip Hop & RnB - KISS FRESH

4pm Mark Radford | Tech House - Rinse FM

6pm The Music Box | House - D3EP

8pm Saturday Night Kiss with Steve Smart | Club - KISS FM UK

9pm Saturday Night Kiss Fresh with Charlie Hedges | Dance - KISS

FRESH

11pm Saturday Night Kiss Fresh with DJ S.K.T | House, Techno &

Bass - KISS FRESH

Sunday

10am Neev | Variety - KISS FM UK

The Beauty Of Sound | Trance

UKF Podcast | Bass

The Chillout Lounge Mix | Chillout

HeavyBeatsRadio | Club

Clubbing Culture | Club

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Every song ends, is that any

reason not to enjoy the music?

- Jessie

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24-Hour Party

A 24-hour music venue hits Canning Town to liven up the London scene.

FOLD is your new destination to discover and enjoy dance music talent. The

First Dance launching party hit the right note with, what has been described

as, a friendly atmosphere and experimental sounds. Events coming up

across September will be hosted by the Whities, ILIAN TAPE and Pinkman

record labels.

FOLD is a collectively run audio-visual performance space and studio

complex nestled in an industrial wasteland.

Founded by a group of eclectic artists, DJs and party people, FOLD is a never

seen before, organically built venue and creative space with a 600 capacity

24 hour dance floor. The music collective is situated above a print factory

on an industrial estate between Canning Town and Star Lane with a second

room opening later this year. Benefiting from 24 hour access to the Jubilee

line and London Overground, the space sits within a non-residential location,

giving the tailored soundsystem (un)limited at 110DB and a bottom end of

32hz the freedom to fill the main room which is complete with lighting to

rival venues twice it’s size.

"FOLD presents an uncompromising schedule of forward-thinking

electronic music. Veering away from the regular 4 to the floor, we offer a

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smorgasbord of alien sounds from the unknown. 24 hour events generally

take place on Saturdays, Fridays we go till late and mid week live events

are till 3am. Our opening season includes label takeovers from Ilian Tape,

Clone & Pinkman, with a carefully curated selection of headliners supported

by FOLD crew. The 24hr programme gives us a unique opportunity to

surprise, challenge and inspire. Expect extended set times, obscure b2bs

and a generally more expansive pallet of sounds over the course of one

event.” Lasha Jorjoliani (Voicedrone), FOLD co-founder

FOLD evokes a rave renaissance; its focus on inclusivity, togetherness &

dancing is demonstrated in the clubs code on respect. As part of this, FOLD

has a no photo policy. The music programme reflects the most progressive

electronic sounds from the UK and beyond.

“London, unlike other leading European cities such as Berlin or Amsterdam,

has struggled in recent times. Gentrifying forces has put huge pressures

on artists and musicians, with many leaving as a result. Licensed venues,

which is where artists and DJs are predominantly able to earn their living

have come under attack. What we have created at FOLD is a new home,

tucked away from the pressures of the city, a place where you can listen to

extended sets on a tuned soundsystem tailored to the specifications of the

room to maximise the experience of the space. We strive to do things

differently in London, cultivating a more continental approach, creating a

place where you can spend extended periods or coming and going as you

please. We welcome All Races. All Religions. All Genders. All Countries of

Origin. All Sexual Orientations.. Our focus is creating a safe space that is

disconnected from the intense pressures of London life, that allows freedom

of expression, positivity and inspiration to take form." Seb Glover, FOLD cofounder

_________________________________________________________________

FOLD

Gillian House

Stephenson St

London

E16 4SA

www.facebook.com/fld.ldn

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Photo by: David Roy Quake

Titled: Living In The Shadow

Inspired by: Ashlee Simpson - Shadow

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Eskuche

Audiation magazine has always been

about keeping our ears to the ground,

looking at break-through acts and

trying to have our noses poking

around in the right places sniffing out

what’s hot and fresh on the

underground scene. It was 3 years

ago when we had our attention drawn

to a New York based duo by the name

of Eskuche & Nu Sky. This was around

the time when the boys had begun

to make that step up from local circuit

DJs to recognized DJ/Producers

across the world. As a duo they racked

up releases on acclaimed labels such

as Material, Viva LTD, Lost Records &

Hot Creations, just to name a few, and

it was their distinctive drum-based

groovey dancefloor sound that

began to build them well deserved

recognition. The past couple of years

have no doubt been a journey for the

guys, with both guys taking time to

work on new solo projects, notably

Eskuche delivering a number of

releases on respected labels such as

Elrow, Jesse Perez’s imprint Mr Nice

Guy, Repopulate Mars and a big new

EP due for release on Hot Creations

this October. We manage to catch up

with Eskuche ahead of his upcoming

gig in his home town of New York City

for Jamie Jones’ Paradise.

Easy bro, how’s tricks, all good no

doubt? It’s been about 3 years since

the last time you spoke to Audiation

Magazine and since then you’ve

been racking up the air miles and

have begun a lot more on solo

projects as ‘Eskuche’. Where in the

world are you now & what’s been

going on since we last spoke?

In the last 3 years things changed

completely for me, in a good way. I’ve

done some amazing solo releases on

labels like Repopulate Mars, Elrow,

Mr. Nice guy, Deeperfect and many

more. Also I played some cool gigs

with Elrow, toured South America and

Russia playing Schimasnki, Output

and spending now my 2nd season in

Ibiza as an Ibiza talents resident.

Seeing some of the biggest DJs

supporting my music really inspired

me for more. I’ve some big stuff

coming soon.

You’ve spoken in the past about your

memories of Ibiza, and about how

magical and inspirational the island

is. Ibiza is constantly changing and

growing but last year you spent the

season living on the island through

the summer, how did you find it and

was the magic still there for you?

I think Ibiza is all about balance, you

need to take time off sometimes from

the parties and just enjoy life on this

magical island. Drive in to some

hidden beaches, eat in nice and not

so popular places, go for a walk and

just enjoy simple things.

Any memorable moments that left

you fully motivated to get straight

in the studio or inspired the way

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" I t h i n k I b i z a i s a l l a b o u t b a l a n c e , y o u

n e e d t o t a k e t i m e o ff s o m e t i m e s f r o m

t h e p a r t i e s a n d j u s t e n j o y l i f e o n t h i s

m a g i c a l i s l a n d . "

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you play music that you wish to

share with our readers?

I always try to start something after

I come home from the party, I try to

capture some inspiration from a

night. At least an idea, then next day

I like to work on it properly. I’ve

discovered that its then, after I’ve

woken up, that I feel at my most

productive.

Your favourite party on the island?

Of course it is Paradise. I’ve been

going there almost every week and

the vibe is always incredible. I really

like the new place in Playa Den Bossa

“El Patio”, I played there for Ibiza

Talents and it was great. Originally it

started as an after party for Music On

on Saturdays. Also the Elrow parties

are super dope, especially the one in

Ushuaia which was off the hook.

Great show. I’ve also been digging

day parties like Rumors at Destino

and Blue Marlin.

Your upcoming release on Hot

Creations, the ‘Activator’ EP, is

looking at being a massive release.

The videos of Jamie Jones and the

likes of him smashing the track out

are incredible. What was the idea

behind that track?

I started this track right after Paradise

closing last year. The idea was to

make something underground with

a DC10 terrace vibe. I’d finished it

before the Music On closing party

and my friend Leon was the first who

played it there on the terrace. This

was special for me, to see it played a

few hours after I finished it. I knew

after that this track will do the

business. Its been really amazing to

see how this track was picked up so

quickly by big artists like Jamie Jones,

Darius Syrossian, Leon, Detlef,

Latmun and lots of people have been

asking me about this tune. I’m really

happy to release it with Hot Creations

as an EP along with my track “Pleasure

Beat”. October will be massive.

When it comes to producing tracks

do you have to get yourself in a

certain mind set? What’s the process

for you?

As I mentioned above I like to capture

some ideas after parties. Sometimes

inspiration comes in different forms,

groove on mind or a bassline you

remember or some nice vocals you

really wanna use. But also I think its

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all about discipline as well, you just

need to sit down and get sh*t done.

This September you join Jamie

Jones, Art Department, Nathan

Barato & Omar S in your hometown

for Paradise NYC. A totally sick line

up. How do you think it will compare

to Paradise Ibiza?

This is absolutely a dream come true,

I’ve been wanting to play Paradise

since day one and now I’m happy its

happening in the place I call home

for the last 8 years. The venue

Brooklyn Mirage is absolutely next

level. I’ve really never seen anything

like this, 6000 people capacity

outdoor venue, with palm trees, crazy

lights and installations. Perfect for

Paradise vibe.

_________________________________

Eskuche will be performing for

Paradise NYC at Brooklyn Mirage

September…. And his Activator EP on

Hot Creations is due for releases this

October.

www.facebook.com/eskuchemusic

www.soundcloud.com/djeskuche

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Cessle


TAKE A

BIG BITE

OUT OF

A d v e r t i s e m e n t :

T h e S m a r t For Fou r -

C i t y s c a p e

S o n g :

F a l l u l a h - B i g B i t e

T h e co m m e r c i a l s h a r e s a v i s i o n

o f f u n a n d t r e n d y c o n v e n i e n c e

f o r t h e c i t y l i f e s t y l e . T h e t r a c k

i s e q u a l l y e d g y a n d e x c i t i n g

w i t h t h a t q u o t e o f t a k i n g a b i t

b i t e ou t of li f e . Th e pe p p y be a t

g e t s y o u m o v i n g t o g e t h e r w i t h

a n e x q u i s i t e v o c a l . A v o i c e

w h i c h b o a s t s o f s m o o t h a n d

h u s k y w a v e s y e t a l s o d e l i v e r s

a c o l o u r f u l b u r s t o f s p i r i t a n d

l i b e r a t i o n . A r e a l l y c o o l

u p b e a t , m o t i v a t i o n a l s o n g .

LIFE

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One night, two hearts

A different location

A different situation

But the same clouds pass us by

A mismatch of ideas

We don't seem to fit

Take two

Pink and blue

Just me and you

It all seems delusional

We live separate lives

Yet there's something still here

We just need to try

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One night, two hearts

A different location

A different situation

A mismatch But the of ideas same clouds pass us by

A balance of light

A mismatch of ideas

We don't seem to fit We don't seem to fit

Our bodies entwine Take two

Pink and blue

Take two Just me and you

Pink and blue

Just me and you It all seems delusional

We live separate lives

Yet there's something still here

We just need to try

A mismatch of ideas

A balance of light

We don't seem to fit

Our bodies entwine

Take two

Pink and blue

Just me and you

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Choose Love

Fill up your bellies and then dance until dawn at Pikes, Ibiza on 4 September.

The new CHOOSE LOVE annual charity event launches it’s first party which will

be fuelled by love, Syrian cuisine and good music. Hosted by Help Refugees,

the night is in aid of supporting refugees across Europe and the Middle East,

with refugee Imad Alarnab cooking at the Syrian supper club for the first

portion of the night.

A community of artists, DJ’s and chefs have joined forces to launch a new,

annual ‘Choose Love’ charity night at Pikes, Ibiza. The new collaboration

between charity Help Refugees and iconic hotel & club space Pikes will launch

this summer, all to raise funds for people caught up in the current refugee

crisis.

Help Refugees’ friend and supporter Imad Alarnab, a famous Syrian refugee

chef, will be cooking a three-course Syrian feast at the start of the evening,

inviting customers to ‘experience the true taste of Syria’.

Exclusive artworks, curated by Print Club London, from renowned artists,

including Rob Ryan, Noel Fielding and Mr Bingo will be exhibited throughout

Pikes’ famous venue space and available to purchase at the event.

As the evening turns to night, we head into the legendary club space at Pikes

“Freddie’s” (formerly Freddie Mercury’s bedroom) and dance until dawn with a

hand picked lineup of some of Pikes’ favourite electronic DJs.

Choose Love also welcome Mixmag's notorious Lab series to Pikes. Mixmag's

flagship musical output has played host to the likes of: Nightmares on Wax,

Hot Since 82, Nastia, Carl Craig and many more and if their 2017 Lab Ibiza lineup

was anything to go by, they're bound to have something very special up

their sleeve once again.

“We’re incredibly excited to partner with iconic hotel and club Pikes to bring

both our message of love and Syrian chef Imad (and his legendary food) to the

party island. Together with an incredible range of artists and DJs, we’re

creating a party with a purpose. We can’t wait to bring Choose Love to Ibiza.”

Josie Naughton, Help Refugees CEO and Co-founder

Pikes Ibiza, Camí Sa Vorera, S/N, 07820 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Islas

Baleares, Spain

www.pikesibiza.com/event/choose-love

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Rokuro

s

'

TRACK OF THE MONTH:

The Chainsmokers f t Emily Warren - Side

Effects

A great new funky, pop house direction from The

Chainsmokers. A funky, amped-up bassline intro drops

in a melodic guitar's and string-led retro pop house

track. A really catchy vocal from Emily Warren who,

in her own right, is one of the most talented singer/

songwriter's right now in the music industry, writing

hits for almost every major pop star out there including

Bebe Rexha, Sigrid, Sean Paul, Little Mix, and writing

one of the biggest hits of 2017 ‘New Rules’ for Dua

Lipa. Side effects also comes complete with a great

upbeat, feel-good, retro style video featuring actress

Camila Mendes from USA tv series Riverdale. It seems

The Chainsmokers have left their "future bass" style

from a couple years back to one side for now, but let's

not forget they did make their name from out and out

EDM (USA style EDM) with the love it or hate it marmite

breakthrough track ‘Selfie’, so they are no strangers

to the more four to the floor club dance sound. I’m

personally waiting in anticipation and looking forward

to which direction The Chainsmokers decide to go

next. All of the top electronic artists, and pop singing

artists in general, always have the skill and mindset

to reinvent themselves. Calvin Harris, Kygo and Martin

Garrix being prime examples of this recently. Side

Effects is definitey one of the hits of the summer in

my opinion.

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Like dark turning into day,

Somehow we’ll come through

The Cast of ‘The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride’ - Love Will Find a Way

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Save Music In Schools

It is common knowledge that the arts are not considered

enough in the educational systems. The core subjects are

given more focus and creativity is not encouraged as much as

it could be. Schools could be cautious to invest more into the

arts too, thus limiting the facilities students have to be

creative. Music technology company Steinberg is attempting

to change this by gifting schools with their Dorico Elements

software and uniting talented minds through a composition

collaboration challenge - #ComposeWithDorico.

Around 100 schools across the country will be gifted Dorico

Elements, the music notation software that helps users write,

print and play back music to a high professional standard. In

return, schools will be tasked with producing a short piece of

music using the software, which will be compiled by music

experts to create the most collaborative piece of music of all

time. The piece will then be performed at a special concert

later in the year.

“There’s a lot to gain from music, and not just the enjoyment

listening and playing brings. In fact, it’s proven that music

can also help with improvements in language abilities and

self-confidence, as well as increasing concentration and

empathy… Dorico is committed to supporting musicians at

every level and we hope this campaign will not only spark

the public’s imagination, but get people making music

together.” Daniel Spreadbury, Steinberg spokesperson.

According to research produced by Sussex University’s

School of Education and Social Work, unless concerted action

is taken, music education in secondary schools ‘could face

extinction’. The report also outlines how staff at about 60%

of the state schools specifically mentioned the EBacc as

causing a negative effect on the provision and uptake of

music at their school, while only 3% believed it had

benefitted the subject.

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NEW

MUSIC


This is one slick track. The raspy voice is

paired with a casual rhythm and light

atmosphere which you simply lose yourself

to. There is a theme of weary fluctuations

of spirit yet we also feel the fire burning

deep within.

Dennis Lloyd -

Nevermind

CHARTED

Ariana Grande -

God Is A Woman

The sultry

chorus is my

highlight of

this song, just

pretty and

feminine.

I like the

easy-going pace of

this track, it’s chilled and

sends a good vibe. There's

also a nice contrast between

the soft chorus against the

fresh verses.

DJ Khaled ft Justin Bieber,

Chance the Rapper & Quavo -

No Brainer

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‘Pari’ by Josh Bailey is intense. The high-octane energy and the dark, rough

bass is contrasted incredibly against the middle section. A thrilling air swirls

around oriental strings and a beautiful vocal cut. The track encompasses the

blend of fast-paced city living together with cultural influences.

Fast becoming a household name, Josh Bailey, the playfully dubbed party

starter of the highest order is back on OHM Music for go-round number three!

A relationship forged in 2017, Josh Bailey would turn the head of label boss

OMAIR and together they would unleash the majestic flair of 'The Kingmaker'.

Without even skipping a beat, the Bailey beats would come crashing back in a

short month later as his Maglev collaboration on 'Pathkeeper' would solidify a

bright future as an indispensable part of the OHM Music family. With piping

hot anticipation, the UK's own Josh Bailey rejoins his stateside tribe of

electronic tastemakers, inspiring our pulse to jump off the charts with 'Pari',

forthcoming September 14, 2018!

With a focus on delivering futuristic trance heavy hitters and mood setting

progressive EDM, we enter the Josh Bailey era of soundwave domination.

Representing his boundary-bending musical character, 'Pari' takes us on a

power-packed peak-hour crescendo of emotion that will leave even the most

seasoned of trance addicts in awe and begging for more. Straight out of the

gate, you can feel the thump of the bass as a festive chant titillates the

eardrums with spirited vitality. But, the true magic unveils itself on the

breakdown as 'Pari' nods to the visionary locked within Josh Bailey,

mischievously switching gears as it morphs into a main stage musical

mammoth born from raw passion and crafted for the nights that leave us

completely breathless!

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‘When She Dances’ by DJ S.K.T ft Karen

Harding is HOT! A beautiful, subtle

string melody entices us along with

the soft, alluring voice. She gets lost

in all the lights. A cold, steady

percussion comes in. We enter the first

verse feeling a steely strength. This

then trickles into a deep, heated

passion. She’ll be dancing till it

closes. There is an incredible range,

power and emotion in the vocals. The

flavourful beats, the rising intensity

in the air, the rush of blood and hearts

beating faster… The pumping energy

of the drop gets you moving.

w w w . s o u n d c l o u d . c o m / d j s k t


‘Fall Back’ by Marcelle is really interesting. There is a unique array of tones in

this piece with elegant and smooth RnB notions yet a somewhat spicy and

modern take on the production. The vocals are equally intriguing with the

husky and passionate chorus sections against snappy, lyrical flows.

Hot off its premiere via DJ Ace on 1Xtra, Marcelle Adrianna reveals the lead

single taken from her newly released 'Prologue' E.P.. Enriched with radiant

vocals and glorious melodies Marcelle Adrianna provides us with the key to

her mind as she unravels her thoughts and memories in her body of work ‘The

Prologue’ EP. A snapshot into her life she relays her story which is woven

together from conversations, voicenotes, voicemails, text messages and diary

entries.

Paying homage to old school R&B, her EP encapsulates the nostalgic essence

that radiate from everything composing the records, from instrumentals, lyrics

her powerful voice and the delivery. From the stripped back nature of ‘Realise’

to the tantalising melodic gem ‘Fallin’, the spellbinding EP explores the many

crevasses of RnB.

Inspired by the iconic sounds of Motown to more contemporary R&B, South

London native Marcelle has a radiant voice that is submerged with an eclectic

repertoire of inspirations. Growing up in a household filled with music and

singing in church as a child, music became second nature to Marcelle. Living

on a healthy diet of the iconic sounds of Motown and RnB, she spent her young

years soaking up the likes of Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding to the

modern day R&B sounds of Destiny's Child, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill,

Keyshia Cole, Ashanti and Alicia Keys. Welcoming you into her world, Marcelle

Adrianna sprinkles sweet R&B, Pop and Soul to create a tantalising sound.

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‘Don't Leave Me Alone’ by David Guetta ft Anne-Marie is

bright and affectionate. Being with you, everyday's a

Saturday. The warm atmosphere surrounds a tender vocal

yearning for his love to never end. The drop brings

vibrancy with passionate energy in the vocals on top of a

modern syncopated beat. Don't you ever leave me, don't

you ever go.

The visuals reflect this contrast of the comforting present

against the futuristic possibilities. She is transported

into a virtual world, her curiosity and desires taking

control. Together the couple dance, explore and enjoy life

until his image flickers away.

David Guetta’s recent collaboration with Anne-Marie on

‘Don’t Leave Me Alone’ is already heating up with

streaming already up to 30 million worldwide in just 3

weeks. The track has been fully supported on radio and

has reached the #3 in UK airplay as well as the top 20 in

the iTunes Chart. Following on from the ever-growing

success of ‘Don’t Leave Me Alone’, the official video is

out now.

The video, directed by Hannah Lux David, who has shot

David’s video for ‘Hey Mama’ which has currently

amassed 1 billion views, amongst other music videos for

stars like Ariana Grande, Halsey Demi Lovato, Lil Wayne

and Nicki Minaj. Beautifully shot and composed, the

video for Don’t Leave Me Alone, explores different worlds

as Anne-Marie is transported into a virtual reality.

Set in a new digital age, where the world is devoid of any

real human connection, Anne-Marie escapes her mundane

life through a headset and finds herself in a place of

infinite dimensions. From strobe-lit dance floors, to

picturesque forests and bitter mountaintops, there she

meets the projection of her ideal partner. The pair

experience a whirlwind virtual romance with the video

drawing to a close as Anne-Marie enters back into reality.

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Mystical dreams.

Fresh & minimal.

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’Nasty’ by Phonetix is just as the title promises. Fast-paced, severe

rudeness and a dirty bass! The clean-cut production is given character in

the little dips and cleverly-crafted structure. The main section holds a

huge power together with gnarly punches of verbal abuse. This is one

killer track you need in your dnb collection.

This is the debut single release from the forthcoming album by Rob

Thomas (aka Phonetix). Switching things up & coming with a different

vibe to his norm, Phonetix (pronounced “foh-net-ix”) shows his skillset

extends far beyond the boundaries of Garage & Bass for which he is

known - as he lays down a storming Drum & Bass number, featuring

vocals from Kiss 100's Majestic. Trust us when we warn you: drop this &

the dancefloor will erupt. Strictly to be played LOUD.

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‘Velvet’ by Alexis Kings is ultra cool. The rhythmic beat, the simple yet

stunning guitar work, the captivating and free-spirited vocals. The main

section has a good feeling in the atmosphere together with the headstrong

character. Let’s make it electric baby. There is a wonderful rustic charm to this

song.

Indie rock 4-piece Alexis Kings are set to release their newest single Velvet on

3rd August. Injected with a soulful, funk edge, the track is a feel-good anthem

following on from the successful release of their debut EP ‘Squire’ back in

2016, leading to positive reviews from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, and Radio

X’s John Kennedy. Comprising of Brendan Aherne (vocals), Sam Privett (lead

guitar), Kalyan Rogers (bass) and Fabio Bocca (drums), Alexis Kings offer a

fusion of old school funk and soul a top a solid rock n roll base in their newest

single Velvet. Following their distinctive melody driven guitar sound, Alexis

Kings have made themselves known on the London live circuit over the years,

selling out crowds at Barfly in Camden and recently broadening their live

shows to cities across Asia and Europe.

With a debut album on the horizon for later this year, Velvet sets the tone for

what to expect. Taking aspects of each members influence and fusing each

style to create a sound distinctive to Alexis Kings, the single flaunts poetic

lyricism inspired by the likes of Alex Turner and a confident lead guitar line

reflecting influence from Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Tom Misch. Produced by

Ian Dowling (Bombay Bicycle Club, Chapel Club), Velvet features a strong

foundation of funk flavoured bass and steady drumbeat, making it an anthemic

single to match previous releases and releases yet to come. Velvet is set to be

followed by an accompanying video with special feature from Old Men

Grooving of Britain’s Got Talent.

www.alexiskings.com

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‘Roam’ by Lostly & Emma Gillespie is a showstopper.

I’m home in the shadows of your mind. Ranging from

feather-soft to sexy confidence, the vocals really make

this song come alive. The production is both moody yet

vibrant to send thrilling waves upon the dance floor.

A fat bassline & authentic 303 acid sequencer propel

this 124bpm groover with some Derrick May inspired

synth work creating a captivating atmosphere. Rare in

this music sphere - Emma Gillespie lays down a

gorgeous otherworldly double-tracked vocal. If the

music does all the talking for you, there is also a

sublime instrumental.

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‘Ready For Me’ by Dominique De Beau ft Ayo Beatz is gorgeous. The light

though exotic percussion is paired with opulent whooshes in the air and wellplaced

twinkles. The seductive voice draws you in, yet her independent spirit

shines through.

Brandishing a bold, sassy and fierce persona Dominique De Beau delivers her

summer anthem ‘Ready For Me’ featuring Ayo Beatz. A hint of sweet with a

dash of spice, ‘Ready For Me’ is the no-nonsense, straight talking, ex-deterring

track that will have you, doing you. Echoing a pick-and-mix selection of pop

and afro-fusion influences it merges together to create a tantalisingly

infectious hybrid inundated with majestic hooks and melodies. Sipping on

fine-wine and swerving an old flame, Dominique De Beau lights the fire,

providing some serious heat with ‘Ready For Me’.

With an inherent passion for music the Liverpudlian has music running

through her veins. Internationally recognised as the ‘City of Pop’, Liverpool

helped create and refine her talent for the arts. Taking the plunge and moving

to London at the age of 18 to join a band, she crossed paths with Grammywinning

producer Narada Michael Walden, known for his work with Whitney

Houston, Mariah Carey and the legendary Aretha Franklin. Having had the

opportunity to work across the pond in San Francisco, Atlanta and LA she

honed her craft and began funnelling her distinguished sound and inimitable

style into her own music, as a solo artist.

Soak in the vibes and prepare to add Dominique De Beau to your new

favourites after discovering ‘Ready For Me’.

www.dominiquedebeau.com

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‘Let It Breathe’ by Villem & McLeod ft Leo Wood is magical. It’s only you I

dream of. The touches of radiant, sparkling elements as well as the light air is

counterbalanced by the steady, strong dnb beat. The voice has lovely ranges

from sugary sweet to exquisitely silky tones. I believe. The delights and

passion of love shine through vividly in the song, there is also a subtle depth in

the atmosphere which you simply lose yourself to.

Step forward the premiere neo-soul D&B production outfit Villem & McLeod as

they present ‘Let It Breathe’, the first single to be taken from their debut album

due summer’s end on Spearhead Records. Oozing soul with Leo Wood’s vocals

sparkling on top, this one serves as the perfect prelude for the LP to come.

“We’d been playing the instrumental of this in our sets and it was getting a

nice reaction. Its simplicity juxtaposed against other tunes seemed to be a

breath of fresh air. We’d heard Leo on one of Phaction’s EP’s, loved her vocal

style and felt she would be able to bring something extra, make it standout

even further. Really happy with the result, a great way to intro the LP!” Villem

& McLeod

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‘Too Deep’ by Libby Whitehouse is upfront with a cool-headed

attitude. You’re trying too hard and that don’t impress me.

Don’t be fooled by her sweet tones, she knows what she wants

and there’s no messing about. The soft production is a lovely

accompaniment to the voice. The track is for the modern day

mind with a chilled perspective yet knowing your worth.

After the success of her last single Cut it Off, 18-year old

Brighton beauty Libby Whitehouse is back with another edgy

pop record. Too Deep is an R’n’B future classic, destined to

follow the footsteps of Libby’s past singles and smash the

Spotify charts. Libby says: "'Too Deep' was written

spontaneously, about a boy and a girl dating, and him not really

having any personality, so she’s not taking it too seriously. The

session was a really chilled day in the studio, it was never

expected that the song we wrote in the session would be

released, but my team and I knew it was a cool RnB vibe for us

to drop this summer"

Though only 17 at the time, Libby released three singles in

2017, ‘Hands on Me’, ‘Recipe’ and ‘What I Want’, gaining her the

attention of The Great Escape, I Luv Live, and the Spotify Viral

Charts. Too Deep will be followed by more fresh new music

before a much anticipated EP, due for release in November

2018.

Libby is a recent graduate from the prestigious BIMM college,

which boasts alumni such as James Bay, Izzy Bizu and Tom

Odell. Her achievements on spotify to date prove she is well on

her way to putting her name alongside these great artists. With

landing a spot in the Top 30 in the ‘Spotify UK Viral Chart’, to

Number 1 and 2 in the Brighton Spotify chart for sixty

consecutive days, as well as big playlist inclusions on the likes

of Spotify’s ‘This Is How We Do’ and ‘Chilled Pop Hits’.

Libby kicked off 2018 with a performance at I Luv Live at Zigfrid

Von Underbelly in London as well as a sold-out performance at

the Great Escape 2018 in May, with Libby’s debut headline show

is also planned for Autumn 2018.

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Travelling the same way music travels. This was TerraNation’s

original inspiration during a trip to Rome for the uplifting

‘Our Road’ release. Now, we present two exciting remixes

which transform the atmosphere though still maintain the

essence of the journey.

MNK highlights the strength with a bigroom edit. The refined

dynamics create impact, he then switches things up by

dropping in a killer bass section.

“The atmosphere was brilliant and this melody is so

beautiful.” MNK

Michel Dogniaux brings a minimal style with a deep and

compelling mood. There are a lovely, delicate moments

which are then overturned entirely with the hard dance

sections.

“I wanted to go wrong and offer a piece more relaxed

compared to the original version that was bouncy." Michel

Dogniaux

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Invigorating!

The power of love.

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‘Insomnia’ by DynamicMP is an interesting lullaby. The beautiful piano

melody leads us in and continues to take us throughout the track. The

gentle beat and warm tones of the chorus are contrasted against the

rough verses. Let’s just hold on. The internal battle, a determination to go

far, the challenges faced when chasing your goals.

DynamicMP has been building both his following and his musical arsenal

on the underground of the UK Rap scene for a number of years. Having

recently released his ‘Rise’ EP, the Hackney rapper delivers the lead

single ‘Insomnia’.

Piano melodies bubble along in the backline of the record in a dreamlike

haze while DynamicMP takes us on a journey of the relentless pursuit to

success. Cataloguing his thoughts and dreams, the rapper captures the

frustrations he faces, the dreams he aspires to turn in to realities and his

unwillingness to quit. Influenced by boom-bap hip-hop and filled with

honest lyrics and soulful melodies, DynamicMP is engaging and

refreshing in his delivery.

Having previously released a remix of Queen Latifah's classic ‘U.N.I.T.Y’

amidst the Black Lives Matter protests, DynamicMP earned himself a

MOBO Unsung nomination, being shortlisted to the final 20. His ’22’ EP

was released within the same year and through his lyrics he explored his

maturity and the struggles of balancing life and music. Remaining

authentic, unique and versatile, the ‘Rise' EP continues to document his

journey, drawing on his emotions and experiences in a concise and

eloquent manner.

www.twitter.com/Dynamic_MP

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‘Light Up’ by Hybrid is full of strength. You can’t let them silence your song.

The production is varied nicely with hints of darkness, a lively dnb beat and a

brilliant, powerful and uplifting energy. The voice has a beautiful soft depth

as well as huge confidence and passion throughout the main section. There is a

really cool breakdown at the middle section. You light up the stars and the

sun. The Loadstar remix plays on the darker tones and drops down into a fierce

bass section, this also allows the voice to be slightly more predominant and

striking. The Matt Lange remix is very pretty, adding strings and lovely

textural elements to the lead up, then there is a sinful and gnarly drop creating

an interesting balance of moods.

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‘Run To’ by Sophia Mina is a fresh goodbye song. The

sweet and sultry voice is the focal point. After a

period of difficulties, a mind of strength and a sense

of self-worth are imparted through the song. The

summer house track brings a light tone to the theme

together with a bouncy drop to enforce the strength.

Sophia Mina, the sassy London Cypriot with an edgy

R&B vibe and passion for pop released the new video

for her latest single Run To.

“I wrote the song for another singer, but the whole

time I was writing it, I thought - this song is just ME!

So had to keep it!" Sophia Mina

As a 90's kid, Sophia loved singing along to Britney

Spears, Christina Aguilera, JoJo and Aaliyah. Still a

lover of unapologetic pop, her influences can be

heard in her catchy choruses, vibrant styling and

energetic videos.

Run To is released after the success of Sophia’s EP

Fly, which, along with her EP launch party in Tape in

London, received excellent reviews earlier this year.

Sophia was talent spotted and developed by Amy’s

Yard and the Capital Xtra Music Potential Program.

This helped her first two singles Where's Love and

Turn It Up, released via the London based label Deep

Stack Records to reach #10 in the Music Week Charts.

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‘Let It Go’ by Franko Fraize ft Tone is bright and motivational. Bring the

good vibes, share the love round. The lyrical flow is warm and appealing

and pairs well with the light sunshine tone. A theme of not giving up,

working to achieve your dreams and being thankful for the good things.

The chorus is smooth and passionate, one you’ll find yourself singing

along with. This is a feel good track and perhaps there’s a timeless style

too. A track you can play and enjoy, whatever the situation.

Timed to perfection for sun filled days and feel good vibes, Franko Fraize

releases the second single taken from his forthcoming ‘Lights and Colour’

EP, due for release this Autumn, in the shape of the nostalgic dance

inspired ‘Let It Go' featuring Tone.

Cantering basslines, retro piano chords and air horns bustle alongside the

charismatic lyrical charm and delivery of Franko Fraize as ‘Let It Go’ fills a

space reminiscent of 90’s house music, twisted with UK rap and soulful

R&B courtesy of Tone on the hook. Daring to deliver emotion elevation

and a desire to move, Franko Fraize applies his gift of connecting with

listeners on this upbeat offering that is a sincere reminder of how

important it is to kick back ’Let It Go’ and enjoy the little moments in life.

www.twitter.com/FrankoFraize

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‘Noonday Shadows’ by Abstract Vision pres. Subbota is magnetising. The

vibrant, lively main sound is given enticing charm yet also a subtle sense of

mischief with the beautiful textural components. It is the divide between

thrilling fascination and darkly sins.

The legendary Abstract Vision returns to the Infrasonic imprint, but this time

around he launches his new Subbota alias which will showcase his raw talents

at producing the very best in progressive trance. The maiden release under his

new alias comes in the form of 'Noonday Shadows' which is a lush fusion of

deep, dark vibes mixed together with a lush, summer inspired melody, which

ultimately offers up something truly unique and unexpected from Abstract

Vision.

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‘ W h o A m I ’ b y K o j o F u n d s f t B u g z y M a l o n e i s p a c k e d

w i t h a t t i t u d e . T h e s e l f - a s s u r e d , d i r e c t v o c a l s t a k e n o

n o n s e n s e . T h e k i l l e r h o o k o f t h e c h o r u s g e t s y o u

b o u n c i n g a n d fi l l s w i t h y o u w i t h s a m e c o n fi d e n c e . T h e

p r o d u c t i o n i s r e a l l y n i c e w i t h s u b t l e e l e g a n c e b e i n g

c o m p r i s e d o f a s t e a d y b e a t , h u m o f b a s s a n d a

s u r p r i s i n g l y r e l a x e d a i r .

A f r o - s w i n g o r i g i n a t o r K o j o F u n d s u n v e i l s h i s n e w s i n g l e

‘ W h o A m I ? ’ f t B u g z y M a l o n e , a l o n g s i d e a s l i c k n e w

o ffi c i a l v i d e o w h i c h i s a v a i l a b l e t o w a t c h v i a h i s

Y o u T u b e c h a n n e l h e r e .

T h e G o l d e n B o y ( K o j o F u n d s ) a n d T h e K i n g o f t h e N o r t h

( B u g z y M a l o n e ) j o i n f o r c e s f o r t h i s e l e c t r i c n e w s i n g l e

b l e n d i n g c l a s s i c U K G b e a t s w i t h t h e m e l o d i c r o a d r a p s

K o j o i s s o w i d e l y r e v e r e d f o r , a n d t h e fi e r c e g r i m e

l y r i c i s m B u g z y h a s m a d e h i s o w n . P r o d u c e d b y R e m e d y ,

‘ W h o A m I ? ’ I s a n o t h e r s i g n i fi e r o f K o j o ’ s a p t i t u d e t o

a m a l g a m a t e g e n r e s a n d r e - v i s i t o l d e r s o u n d s t o c r e a t e

b o l d n e w t a k e s o f h i s o w n , a s h e d i d w i t h r e c e n t U K T o p

3 0 s i n g l e ‘ C h e c k ’ f t . R a y e , w h i c h s a m p l e d p r o d u c t i o n

f r o m C r a i g D a v i d c l a s s i c , ‘ 7 D a y s ’ .

T h e o ffi c i a l v i d e o , s h o t o n l o c a t i o n i n T o k y o z e r o e s i n

o n a g l o s s y , c i n e m a t i c , N e e d F o r S p e e d s t y l e a e s t h e t i c ,

w i t h s u p e r c a r s r o a r i n g t h r o u g h t h e c i t y ’ s n e o n - l i t

s t r e e t s w h i l e t h e p a i r l i n k - u p t o t r a d e t h e i r v e r s e s .

S i n c e c o i n i n g t h e t e r m A f r o - s w i n g , K o j o F u n d s h a s b e e n

t h e d r i v i n g f o r c e o f t h e m u s i c n o w h e r a l d e d a s t h e

s o u n d o f U K b l a c k d i a s p o r a . H e fi r s t m a d e w a v e s w i t h

2 0 1 6 r e l e a s e , ‘ D u n T a l k i n ’ , w h i c h w a s t h e fi r s t v i d e o o n

t h e G R M D a i l y t o r e a c h 1 0 m i l l i o n v i e w s , a n d h a s s i n c e

d r o p p e d i n s t a n t a n e o u s u n d e r g r o u n d h i t s l i k e ' W a r n i n g ' ,

' M y 9 i n e ' a n d ‘ F i n e W i n e ' . K o j o h a s a l r e a d y s o l d w e l l

o v e r 2 m i l l i o n s i n g l e s i n t h e U K a l o n e , i n c l u d i n g t h e

p l a t i n u m - s e l l i n g , ‘ F i n d e r K e e p e r s ’ , w i t h M a b e l .

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The Binary Vol. 17 release presents four incredible tracks by Stoner.

‘1984’ is intricate and cleverly-produced to excite your senses. It

comprises of twinkly notes, a warped intensity, brilliant bursts of brass,

a bubbly beat, a gritty hum of bass, a deep and whimsical atmosphere

and oriental strings. All of those elements are somehow worked together

harmoniously to create a wonder. ‘Sweet Home’ features warm interludes

of loving vocals with charming instrumentation of piano and strings.

This then takes a shift down into the tough and gritty bass section.

‘Thera’ allows the darker side to take centre stage with sharp synths and

gnarly, fierce bass. The final piece to the puzzle is ‘Phenomenon’ ft Dottor

Poison. This is a raw, eery, wild undertone together with a dirty bass. We

have a surprise of an intriguingly light voice and playful melody. There is

a fantastic battle of light and dark / good and bad in this track.

One of Italy’s latest D&B exports Stoner has been making many waves of

late with a string of releases on The Dreamers, Nëu, Skank & Bass and

Sinuous Records. Now Kasra picks up four tracks that capture an array of

moods from the dark unhinged to double bass funk and even a little

synth wave. One to watch.

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‘Free’ by Kobe JT is a fun ukg trio. The title track has a wonderful old

school style with the bumpy 2-Step beat, light tones, playful structure

and a sweet choppy vocal. Simplistic delight. The second track ‘Ninety

Five’ maintains a bumpy beat and introduces a smooth and soulful

atmosphere, the sprinkles of brass notes are just enough to add a smile to

your face. The trio is completed with the Limita remix of ‘Free’ which

throws in a great, full bass and livens up the piece.

Downplay is proud to present the debut EP from Guildford producer

Kobe JT.

‘Free’ is full of flavour - with a spicy 2-step groove underpinning jazzy

keys and a soulful diva vocal. Chopped instrumentation and a bubbling

bassline add the essential seasoning for a properly tasty UKG bubbler.

‘Ninety Five’ takes it’s title seriously, with a studious throwback to the

golden age of emerging US & UK Garage. Rolling 4x4 provides the

framework for descending chords and sparkling horns, stretched across a

bumpy 2-step rhythm.

Finally label mate Limita steps up to twist the lead track into a hightempo

bassline assault with just the right amount of funk to fill any

discerning dancefloor.

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EVENTS

Kiesgrube Open Air

22 April - 2 September

Neuss, Germany

Obanjon

24 June - 2 September

Obanjon Island, Croatia

Hold Festival Of

Colours

18 August - 8 September

Germany

Dimensions Festival

29 August - 2 September

Pula, Croatia

C/O Pop Festival

29 August - 2 September

Cologne, Germany

Electric Fields Festival

30 August - 1 September

Thornhill, United

Kingdom

Sea Dance

30 August - 1 September

Budva, Montenegro

End Of The Road

Festival

30 August - 2 September

Salisbury, United

Kingdom

Festival Forte

30 August - 2 September

Montemor-O-Velho,

Portugal

Audio Farm Festival

30 August - 3 September

Kidderminster, United

Kingdom

Moseley Fold Festival

31 August - 2 September

Birmingham, United

Kingdom

Sundown Festival

31 August - 2 September

Norwich, United

Kingdom

Popoganda

31 August - 1 September

Stockholm, Sweden

Wilkestock Charity

Music Festival

31 August - 2 September

Hertford, United

Kingdom

The City Trucks

Festival

31 August - 2 September

Maine-Et-Loire, France

Laundry Day

1 September

Antwerp, Belgium

Lief Festival

1 September

Utrecht, Netherlands

Müssen Alle Mit

1 September

Stade, Germany

Rave Nation IV

1 September

Oberhausen, Germany

Fusion

1 - 2 September

Liverpool, United

Kingdom

Milano Rocks

6 - 8 September

Milan, Italy

Coconut Music Festival

6 - 9 September

Saintes, France

Festival No.6

6 - 9 September

Portmelrion, United

Kingdom

Showtek - DOCKS

Hamburg

7 September

Hamburg, Germany

Eklectica Music Festival

7 - 9 September

Isle Of Wight, United

Kingdom

Deep In The Woods

7 - 9 September

Heer, Belgium

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Shine On Festival

8 September

Birmingham, United

Kingdom

The Long Road Festival

7 - 9 September

Leicestershire, United

Kingdom

Diynamic Festival

London

8 September

London, United Kingdom

Fortress

8 September

Gullers, France

Dava Festival

8 - 9 September

Sighisoara, Romania

OnBlackheath

8 - 9 September

London, United Kingdom

Rock The Belles X

Hiphop Hype Ibiza

9 - 13 September

Ibiza, Spain

Into The Woods Festival

14 - 15 September

Amersfoort, Netherlands

Chronicle Open Air

15 September

Beziers, France

Magna Carta Series

Launch At E1

15 September

London, United Kingdom

The Social Festival

Colombia

15 September

Bogota, Colombia

The Bubble - A Festival

Of Live

17 - 24 September

Ghajn Tuffeha, Malta

Scopitone

19 - 23 September

Nantes, France

Cyprus Break

19 - 23 September

Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ouest Park Festival

19 - 23 September

Le Havre, France

Reworks

20 - 23 September

Thessaloniki, Greece

LWE & Innervisons

Presents Innervisions

London

21 September

London, United Kingdom

Soultown Festival

22 September

London, United Kingdom

Hospitality In The Park

22 September

London, United Kingdom

MiNT Festival

22 September

Leeds, United Kingdom

The British Sound

Project

22 September

Manchester, United

Kingdom

Dezeptikon Fest

22 September

Valencia, Spain

Tokyo World Festival

22 - 23 September

Bristol, United Kingdom

Oktoberfest

22 September - 7

October

Munich, Germany

The Warehouse Project

22 September - 1

January

Manchester, United

Kingdom

ABODE In The Park

23 September

London, United Kingdom

Tamar Festival

24 - 28 September

Ein Gedi, Israel

Waves Vienna

27 - 29 September

Vienna, Austria

Into The Valley

28 - 30 September

Fuengirola, Spain

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Boundary Brighton

29 September

Brighton, United

Kingdom

DGTL Tel Aviv

29 September

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

BassRepublic

29 September

Mannheim, Germany

Boxed Off Festival

29 September

Meath, Ireland

Tenement Trail Festival

29 September

Glasgow, United

Kingdom

#Blogtoberfest

October

London, United Kingdom

Spring Attitude Festival

4 - 6 October

Rome, Italy

Caravan Sur

4 - 6 October

Seville, Spain

Fort Festival

5 - 7 October

Tossa De Mar, Spain

Neighbourhood Festival

6 October

Manchester, United

Kingdom

Syndicate Festival

6 October

Dortmund, Germany

HRFST Festival

6 October

Utrecht, Netherlands

The DarkWoods

Festival - VINI VICI

6 - 7 October

Mauritius

DLDK: Don’t Let Daddy

Know UK

8 October

Manchester, United

Kingdom

Groove Cruise Cabo

10 - 14 October

San Diego, United States

Paul Van Dyk: Symbols

Launch Party -

Printworks Live

12 October

London, United Kingdom

Autumn Music Fest

12 - 13 October

Felguiras, Portugal

Autumn Moon Festival

12 - 14 October

Hameln, Germany

Akubierto

13 October

Madrid, Spain

Awakenings & Time

Warp Present Connect

13 October

Dusseldorf, Germany

Liverpool Disco Festival

13 October

Liverpool, United

Kingdom

Nurnberg Pop Festival

13 October

Nürnberg, Germany

Camden Oktoberfest

13 October

London, United Kingdom

Full Metal Holiday

14 - 21 October

Mallorca, Spain

ADE: Amsterdam Dance

Event

17 - 21 October

Amsterdam, Netherlands

AMF

20 October

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Simple Things Festival

20 - 21 October

Bristol, United Kingdom

Rockomotives Festival

20 - 27 October

Vendome, France

IllumiNaughty Presents

End Of An Era -

Halloween Indoor

Festival

26 October

Manchester, United

Kingdom

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Adam Beyer Presents

Drumcode Halloween

27 October

London, United kingdom

Bloody Sexy Halloween

27 October

Bratislava, Slovakia

Inurfase: Federate The

Harder Styles

27 October

Mainz, Germany

Revive Festival Autumn

27 October

Warsaw, Poland

Westfest

27 October

Shepton Mallet, United

Kingdom

Maya Jane Coles &

Friends

27 October

London, United Kingdom

Sensation RISE -

Hyderabad

27 October

Telangana, India

Terminal V Festival -

Halloween

27 October

Edinburgh, United

Kingdom

The Grass Is Greener

Festival

27 October

Cairns, Australia

The Halloween CarnEvil

27 October

Brighton, United

Kingdom

Oslo World

30 October - 4

November

Oslo, Norway

Bloody Sexy Halloowen

- Brno

31 October

Brno, Czech Republic

Pumpkin Germany

31 October

Oberhausen, Germany

World Trance Festival -

Edition Celtique

31 October

Avignon, France

Bloody Sexy

Halloweekend X

2 - 3 November

Prague, Czech Republic

Clockenflap

9 - 11 November

Hong Kong, China

Return To Rio

9 - 11 November

Webbs Creek, Australia

World Club Dome -

Winter Edition

16 - 18 November

Dusseldorf, Germany

Les Z’Eclectiques -

Collection Automne

17 November

Chemille-Melay, France

Corona Capital Festival

17 - 18 November

Mexico City, Mexico

Telerama Dub Festival

18 November

Barcelona, Spain

Quest Festival

23 - 25 November

Ha Noi, Vietnam

TWSTD Festival

Presents Wonderland

23 - 25 November

Skegness, United

Kingdom

Imagination Festival

24 November

Prague, Czech Republic

Telerama Dub Festival -

Paris

24 November

Paris, France

Stand out from the crowd with Fieldcandy

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REFERENCES

FOLD

www.facebook.com/fld.ldn

Ashlee Simpson - Shadow

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

HrqvMnYv9z8

Eskuche

www.facebook.com/eskuchemusic

www.soundcloud.com/djeskuche

Fallulah - Big Bite

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

rj4RE3ZBzfY

http://radi.al/FallulahBigBite

---

www.fallulah.dk

Choose Love

www.pikesibiza.com/event/chooselove

The Chainsmokers ft Emily Warren -

Side Effects

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

nuckTcoZG4Q

http://smarturl.it/TCSSideEffects

---

www.thechainsmokers.com

The Cast of ‘The Lion King 2: Simba's

Pride’ - Love Will Find a Way

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

GpNPQC2v38c

Dorico

www.dorico.com

Dennis Lloyd - Nevermind

www.youtube.com/watch?v=naW6-

WxmMiU

https://lnk.to/DennisLloydNevermind

---

www.dennislloydmusic.com

Ariana Grande - God Is A Woman

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

kHLHSlExFis

https://arianagrande.lnk.to/

GodIsAWomanYD

---

www.arianagrande.com

DJ Khaled ft Justin Bieber, Chance the

Rapper & Quavo - No Brainer

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

kxloC1MKTpg

http://smarturl.it/NoBrainerDJK

---

wethebeststore.com

Josh Bailey - Pari

www.soundcloud.com/

thisisohmmusic/pari-teaser

---

www.soundcloud.com/

joshbaileymusicofficial

DJ S.K.T ft Karen Harding - When She

Dances

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

ETBE2cUehDs

https://ARDP449.lnk.to/WSDYA

---

www.soundcloud.com/djskt

www.karenhardingofficial.com

Marcelle - Fall Back

www.soundcloud.com/

marcelleadrianna/fall-back-prod-xvrblck-1

https://song.link/ThePrologue

---

www.twitter.com/celliie

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David Guetta ft Anne-Marie - Don't

Leave Me Alone

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

XeKoCLVXKNo

https://guetta.co/dontleavemealone

---

www.davidguetta.com

www.iamannemarie.com

Danny Stubbs & Sophie Moleta - The

Boy Who Walks Between Two Worlds

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TucVuNreKE

https://perfecto.choons.at/twoworlds

---

www.soundcloud.com/danny-stubbs

www.sophiemoleta.com

Viktor Mora - Coconuts

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

I4zaHWQT_a0

www.beatport.com/release/coconutsextended-mix/2346637

---

www.soundcloud.com/viktormora

Phonetix - Nasty

www.youtube.com/watch?

v=6TSR9tmfk5o

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/

phonetix/efLp

---

www.soundcloud.com/robphonetix

Alexis Kings - Velvet

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

poxUXHJF4VI

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/

velvet-single/1407993076

---

www.alexiskings.com

v=0SzV096X1H0

http://pure.choons.at/roam

---

www.facebook.com/lostlymusic

www.facebook.com/

EmmasImagination

Dominique De Beau ft Ayo Beatz -

Ready For Me

http://smarturl.it/rfmddb

---

www.dominiquedebeau.com

www.facebook.com/OfficialAyoBeatz

Villem & McLeod ft Leo Wood - Let It

Breathe

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKRKsSB-

YBM

https://bit.ly/2LS7WDk

---

www.soundcloud.com/villem-mcleod

www.soundcloud.com/leowoodoriginal

Libby Whitehouse - Too Deep

https://libbywhitehouse.lnk.to/

TooDeep

www.instagram.com/libbywhitehouse

TerraNation - Our Road (The Remixes)

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=

PLeFksWW9nDCIr2HU5evZ4q0rzoA37tgLr

http://smarturl.it/AWJR154

Apollo Nash - 38 Below Zero

www.soundcloud.com/

thisisohmmusic/38-below-zero-teaser

---

www.soundcloud.com/

apollonashmusic

Lostly & Emma Gillespie - Roam

www.youtube.com/watch?

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Marshmello ft. Bastille - Happier

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

RE87rQkXdNw

https://marshmello.lnk.to/happier

---

www.marshmellomusic.com

www.bastillebastille.com

DynamicMP - Insomnia

www.soundcloud.com/

dynamicmp/02-insomnia-prod-bydystinktbeats

https://flyt.it/RISE

---

www.twitter.com/Dynamic_MP

Hybrid - Light Up

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

cmYxx05ni-E

https://fanlink.to/LU

---

www.hybridband.com

AbstractVisionOfficial

Kojo Funds ft Bugzy Malone - Who Am

I

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

TBvLgfdJkuo

https://ad.gt/whoami

---

www.kojofunds.com

www.twitter.com/TheBugzyMalone

Binary Vol. 17 - Stoner

https://shop.criticalmusic.com/

download/binary017

---

www.soundcloud.com/stonerdj

Kobe JT

www.soundcloud.com/kobejt

Sophia Mina - Run To

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

k1ge4YQNTcY

www.amazon.com/gp/product/

B079Q9SKQ1

---

www.sophiamina.com

Franko Fraize ft Tone - Let It Go

www.youtube.com/watch?v=

WKtTTPzub3E

http://smarturl.it/LightsAndColour

---

www.twitter.com/FrankoFraize

Abstract Vision pres. Subbota -

Noonday Shadows

www.soundcloud.com/infrasonicrec/

abstract-vision-pres-subbota

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www.facebook.com/

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Audiation Magazine, Issue AM051

On The Cover:

Eskuche

www.soundcloud.com/djeskuche

Order Print Copy:

www.peecho.com/print/en/442206


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David, Steve, Jessie, Mary, Ashna, Tamara & Christina


Audiation

Issue AM051, 1st September 2018

Copyright 2018 © Audiation Magazine Ltd

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