Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jhameel - Lion's Den

In what is probably the most "produced" video Jhameel has put out, he has created a world of emotion and thoughtfullness without even really trying.  Generous, honest, giving.  These are all words that describe the man behind the music.  Jhameel is one of the hardest working indie artists around and yet he hasn't reached the level of notoriety someone of his talent should be at (or at least I think he should be far more famous than he is).  This is the lead single off his Kickstarted latest album and it's a hell of a way to kick off the party.  The album releases May 7, 2014 and it can't get here quickly enough.

Electrovamp - Instinctual (Lyric Video)

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in trying to reinvent the wheel that we forget how to make just solid pop music.  Welsh sisters Tammy-Jay and Kally Davies better known as ElectroVamp have come back after a small hiatus with a beautifully fun single that will have you on your feet.  It's not bogged down with production or effects or tricks, it's simple. It's easy and you can just throw it on and have a good time.  Fantastic track and super fun lyric video.  Hopefully we'll get more music from them shortly.  Anytime away from them is too long. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

London Grammar - Devil Inside

It's been no secret that I have a thing for Hannah Reid's vocals.  When you take them and attach them to one of my favorite bands of all time, you're going to win me over.  Putting her haunting spin on INXS' "Devil Inside",  Hannah and the boys of London Grammar have done amazing on this cover.  I'll let the song speak for itself.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wunder Wunder - Coastline

I don't think you could ask for anything easier than this.  It just drifts through and doesn't ask for much and doesn't leave much of a footprint until it floats back through.  Wunder Wunder is the brainchild of Australian born, LA based producers; Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant and it's a project that is wrapped up in the indie pop/dream pop scene and it's totally fine.  What you may not know is that it's a side project of Miami Horror.  It's conceptual and it's ethereal.  This is a song that you just throw on and just relax.  You're just cruising the Pacific Coast Highway on a perfect Sunday afternoon.  It's very The Mamas and The Papas.  It's that vibe.  It's free and easy.  Super Coachella, boho chic in the very best way.  Very Manifest Destiny.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Christianoshi - Trust

Christianoshi is an electro-pop project out of London that is serving modern day New Wave.  But don't think that's as far as this goes.  He is in no way a replicator or an idolater.  There are moments of inspiration that slip through but this is all new and it's totally now.  You can hear how he is paying homage to great acts like Erasure or Blancmange and has been compared to them.  His first single, "Trust" is due to be released March 9th and it is simply gorgeous.  The production is crazy good.  The bass line is so deep and throaty that you get it all in your chest.  The synths are clean and straight forward without being overworked or over produced.  His vocals are the star in this track.  I am in awe of how amazing he sounds and how well he just owns this track.

This song doesn't pull punches.  It says what it means and means what it says.  Communication and trust are the fundamentals of any relationship or encounter so at the heart of this massive hit is a lesson in what it means to be part of something bigger than yourself and allowing yourself to let go of all that control that drives you day in and day out and just be.  Just open yourself up and let someone in whether it's for an hour or a lifetime.  You can preorder the single on iTunes both domestically and internationally.  Click here to go buy it.  Support our indie artists because they are the ones out there busting their asses every day to give us incredible, original art.  Don't be a dick and steal it.

Christianoshi on the Web
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christianoshi
Twitter: @Christianoshi
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/christianoshi
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/christianoshi
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/trust-single/id823534042