Alternative, Electronic, Hip Hop

Album of the week: ‘Rain’ by M3staken

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This week we’ve got something a little out there for you: If you like your hip-hop then it’s one for you, but if you like something that gives a challenging listen, then wrap your ears round this one too!

Hailing from South Carolina, young producer, M3staken (M3) creates a unique blend of hip-hop with jarring electronic beats, making for a complex, yet intriguing listening experience.

‘Rain’ is his latest, and arguably the best of his ‘trilogy’, which also began with ‘Apex’ and continued on with ‘Water Colors’.

There’s a real dark feel to M3’s work, but also a compositional quality that poses the question: are artist like M3 the Mozarts of the modern day? Of course, his music is a million miles away from Mozart’s, but he has been know to dabble with blending classical piano with his beats.

Listen to ‘Rain’ here on bandcamp:

https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Check out more on M3staken here:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

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Alternative, Rock

The Outside Illusion aim to make guitar music accessible

Denis Salgado of The Outside Illusion is a firm believer that for a long time, guitar centric music has only been directed at those who play the instrument. However, with their new album, Silent Communication, the band are aiming to widen the audience of guitar music through their instrumental masterpieces.

Sometimes, lyrics can be distracting in music, taking away from the quality musicianship that sits in the background. But The Outside Illusion are turning this idea on its head with their new album being completely instrumental. As a result, listeners can fully immerse themselves in the sounds and production, allowing them to create what they will from the music, as opposed to being directed towards a definite ‘meaning’ to a song.

Blending electronic and hard-rock guitar styles, The Outside Illusion create highly listenable form of music that isn’t just for guitarists. There’s a certain emotion beneath Denis Salgado’s dynamic guitar playing which truly urges you to look introspectively as to how the music makes you feel.

Not only this, but the video for ‘Silent Communication’ takes on an interesting concept, doing exactly what it says on the tin. Well worth a watch, and a listen!

Links:

www.facebook.com/theoutsideillusion

www.youtube.com/theoutsideillusion

www.instagram.com/denis_outside_illusion

www.theoutsideillusion.com

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ITALIAN DUO M+A STREAM ‘WHEN’ EP + ANNOUNCE HEADLINE LONDON SHOW SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 28TH

FOLLOWING THEIR PACKED OUT SHOW AT BEDROOM BAR IN SHOREDITCH RECENTLY, THE GLASTONBURY EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCE THEIR HEADLINE  SHOW AT HOXTON BAR & KITCHEN

 

Hotly tipped duo M+A were handpicked by Michael and Emily Eavis to make their Glasto debut on the West Holts Stage last month alongside M.I.A, Goldfrapp and Disclosure. They also played a secret set backstage right after Bryan Ferry and The Rabbit Hole on the Sunday to round off a trio of performances at Worthy Farm.

 

Their album ’These Days’ was released last September, cleverly combining sunny, European dance-pop and laid back electronic vibes with a unique soulful twist. Think of a young Beck channeling Phoenix at a Brazilian Rave organised by Friendly Fires! 

 

 

Upcoming London Show

 Thursday 28th August

Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU

Doors: 8pm

 

Support by Lisbon Kid

 

 

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