Electronic

Paul Michael reveals the escape door in new record "Pain & Love"

Connecticut never stops surprising with its immense pool of talent, musicians of all genres, ever-growing. Paul Michael is swimming in that pool, and boy does he set himself apart with a delicious brand of EDM that is mint-modern and scented with touches of the French invasion of DJs that included David Guetta and Bob Sinclar. In his record Pain & Love, Michael showcases tracks like “Real Fantasy,” which are sensuous, silky, and powered by heartbeat-like rhythms to close your eyes to and surrender. Tributes are alive and well in songs like “Keep” whose synths peacock the pseudo-futurism of the ‘80s. “Some Things You Cannot Hide” has hints of pop, sticky-good, and very 2020. The record is an escape route that beckons; stream “Let Go of Me” below for a taste of something uplifting. - Rene Cobar

   

Shortwave "Frozen Waves"

Shortwave has released a new single called "Frozen Waves". This is the beautifully ambient music of Dave Zagar, and the first new music from him since his 2019 debut album Phased.

The song is accompanied by a short film, created by Dave's brother Andy Zagar, that truly brings to life the sounds and samples of the song.

   

Dance Loud "Hollow"

Electronic Dance Music Duo Dance Loud has released visuals for the lead single, "Hollow", from their forthcoming album, The Moment, which is due out June 5th.

This is the work of Kristin Sanchez [DJ, producer, engineer] and Desereé Fawn Zimmerman [drums, guitar, vocals]

Photo Credit: Belén Romero

   

Yavin showcases modern grit in new single "Bitter"

Strange times, folks. For those of us who are finding time at home a bit of a blur, there is always music to liven things up. Boston’s Yavin provides a refreshing hit of electro-pop to romp in earnest. “Bitter” has all the sheen of sweet modernism: richly-layered hooks, a thumping bassline, and a much-desired summer evening vibe that feels so not far away. The young artist’s entire aesthetic is fit for the chaos and beauty of these present-day junctures; one can expect Yavin to become a talking point of the year, his single is just an intoxicatingly melancholic announcement too upbeat not to let loose to. Stream Yavin’s latest single below and stay healthy, New England. - Rene Cobar, photo by Eric Magnussen

   

Picante "Take You Down"

Picante recently released their debut single called "Take You Down". This is the funky Indie Pop of Mia Lentz and Zac Bron. The couple previously worked together on the occasional track for Bron's solo project Breether.