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MOSES – Whareama [2017 Album]

MOSES – Whareama [2017 Album]

Catch New Zealand six piece band MOSES on tour soon to promote their brand new, debut album “Whareama”, a psychedelic rock experience unlike any other!

With their debut release, the band has managed to produce a polished and refined sound piece, full of rich textures, indulgent layers and all round great instrumentation, while addressing the subconscious social conditioning, the restrictions and limitations imposed by society, coming to terms with conformity and sometimes having to settle for a loss.

It’s not a political album by any means but it is a social reflection on modern life. Starting with the ponderous “We Wander”, quickly followed by “Seventh Son” and you’re already getting a vague picture of what to expect. A warm feeling of nostalgia wraps around you as you relax and ease into a sense of familiarity and common ground.

One of the highlights of the album is the third track “Lose Like You Love”, with its mellow delivery and reassuring lyrics “Trust What Your Heart Says, It’s Just Another Step In The Way”… Followed by the ethereal “My Things” which for some reason reminds me of “To Binge” by The Gorillaz and Little Dragon.

The album develops and maintains fluidity throughout with other highlights including the brilliant “You’re Lonely” and the inspiring “Feel The Light” and peaking at 9 tracks, “Whareama” provides an insight into living a secluded life, having been recorded mostly in a farm, in rural New Zealand.

This is one for the creatives and dreamers of this world. “Whareama” is an escapist’s dream. If you’re into shoegaze or like artists and bands such as George Harrison, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Slowdive, Crosby and Stills… then you will absolutely love this little treat!

Formed in late 2014, the band has quickly released a number of singles and an acclaimed debut EP in 2015, before signing with Half A Cow Records in Australia. MOSES has since released another successful EP and while staying true to their sound, they just released their debut album “Whareama”, which promises to elevate the band’s reach to another level!

… You might wanna keep an eye on these guys, something special is looming on the horizon.

‘Youth’ by Native

‘Youth’ by Native

If you’re on the look-out for an edgy sound that’s going to hook you in for more, then Native will have you begging for further releases once you’ve heard his latest track, Youth. Prepare to have your emotions tampered with as you immerse yourself in this latest chill-out soul-tapping track from Swedish artist Native. Youth encompasses all that this up and coming Future Bass artist from Northern Sweden hopes to achieve.

The track is imbibed with a subtle and intoxicating blend of rhythmic electronic sounds, setting your feelings on a musical journey that takes you through mellow moods with a smooth vibe, a true journey of sound, which is both atmospheric and powerful. From ‘Youth’ it is possible to see how Native takes his inspiration from all things that the natural world has to offer, and somehow seamlessly combines this with the fresh and electronic bass lines of Future Bass to create a track that guides you through floating rhythms and commanding twists that is both natural and futuristic in a harmonious combination.

Youth allows the listener to be drawn on their own joy ride, stirring up passion and calm with equal measure to ultimately create a relaxing track with an over-riding aura of tranquillity. The emotive feel leaves you ready and expectant for more, and Native’s track record for sounds drawn from nature surely won’t leave fans disappointed as they await what will come next from this super talented swedish artist.

 

Rick Ross – Bill Gates

Rick Ross – Bill Gates

Bill Gates has been ranked the “Richest Man in the World” sixteen times, so it’s only fitting that Rick Ross, ranked the “Hottest MC in the Game” by MTV, has written a song about him. Rick (a multi-millionaire himself) takes on Gates’ $80 billion lifestyle, drawing parallels between them over a classy, smooth backing track. ‘I want it all!’ says Rick. ‘Wingstops on every corner, I want a mall and I’m about to build a Benihana!’ His diamond-encrusted swagger isn’t likely to win over any haters, but the production value is high and the accompanying video well worth a watch.

Curren$y – Bottom of the Bottle ft. August Alsina & Lil Wayne

Curren$y – Bottom of the Bottle ft. August Alsina & Lil Wayne

Opening with a guitar riff which isn’t unlike the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’, this latest track from Curren$y reunites him with long term collaborator and fellow New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne. It’s every radio scheduler’s wet dream: young R&B crooner August Alsina brings the soul, the video sees the guys playing spin the bottle with some scantily-clad ladies, and there’s a singalong, hooky chorus with the ambiguous-but-still-quite-sexy motif ‘I wanna grip her like the bottom of a bottle’ repeated until it (almost) starts to make sense. Expect to see this creeping up the charts.

 

 

Timbaland feat Tink & Future – UFO

Timbaland feat Tink & Future – UFO

Peppered with the usual expletives the lyrics are expectedly street and come with the usual parental advisory.

Electro rapid fire beatmix with rhythmically hypnotic vocal, this track will have you spellbound. Originally meant to focus a hit from André 3000, this track feature Timbaland’s protégé Tink instead. Tink’s soft vocals overlay the urban techno and blend together in this hip hop mix giving this track an edgy urban futuristic vibe. Timbaland’s lyrics blend the usual street speak keep this track down on the street but nevertheless set it on fire with their trancelike rhythms. Definitely a track to blast in the opentop along the new York highway or to get down to on the dancefloor.

 

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