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MEMBA – Brave (feat. Dakk & GIIA) [Free Download]

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The NYC production duo MEMBA creates a big momentum to start 2017 with. Their latest release ‘Brave’ is a great trap offering that will rise for sure within the next weeks. The mixture of Dakk‘s rap lyrics & GIIA‘s singing sounds like a conversation between both throughout the whole song. The beat has it’s calmer moments and transforms to something huge to slow down again afterwards. On top of that, it’s a Free Download folks, so go and grab it as long as it’s hot!

MEMBA on Soundcloud // GIIA on Soundcloud // Dakk on Soundcloud

Ed Sheeran – “Drunk in Love” (Dominique Jardin Remix). A Star In the Making. FREE DL

Dominique is already a star in the making. Lady is playing 90+ gigs a year for a respectable fee, playing the cool festivals and what not, partying with the big boys and i mean the BIG names, and she is the new global Red Bull EDM festival correspondent! So she is probably what has been missing on the EDM, Deep House, Electronic side of things, a respected and fun female dj who is not the defender of a cultural elite, exclusively deejaying in some halftime hip little bar in kreuzberg. She is cut out for the big stage, where girls belong as much as guys do. It’s just funny that is always has to be an Austrian who does it first in Europe for the rest to follow, and she is of course from Vienna…

I saw a few gigs of her and not even Avicii started at that level, where she already is. She is also a brand ambassador for Mercedes, as in Mercedes Benz, not Mercedes, my chilean house keeper, the more surprising it is that this is her first tune… ever… “she just didn’t feel the time was right.” Even though it’s a remix, you pretty much see where she is going with this. I call that focus.

And whats even more surprising is that she plays the cool side of things, she sent me one of her sets and she lives, although big room, right on the Dillon Francis side of things. and her first track is proof of that. Ed Sheeran took my favourite Beyonce song and turned it into an acoustic ballad, Dominique took Eds cover and turned it into a festival monster, with all the right ingredients, future bass, a trancy build up and whatnot. I had this on repeat, and i wouldn’t even call this EDM, but i also heard what else she had in store – and it’s gonna be good. Some big fat US cat is gonna come around and hijack the dame before any of us even knows what has happened and who she is. And she is gonna blow up stateside. If my label was into that kind of music i’d sign her right away, but so she is gonna do 2 remixes for me and i am super fine with that, bc the first one already came out a monster.

ps. i had never heard of her before we started chatting 2 months ago. shame on me! check out her website

Breda – Experience (ft. Olivia Louise)

If this track is any indication of where Breda is going there’s gonna be babies made to their sound. Yes, it’s that good! If you wanna go all technical, Riverside Studio, on them, than there is some wiggle room for improvement, mostly in the arrangement on the songwriting or compositional side and a bit on the sheer production side. But and this is a huge but, almost like that butt in that ancient Sir Mix a lot video ;), the atmosphere is there from the start and throughout, and this is the most important part of music in general and where most young cats fail : they rarely match the mood or vibe that’s demanded by the melody or the vocals, which are by the way fantastically laced by Ms Olivia Louise. Seems like this entire production was made for her vocals and not the producers egos. Somebody put work, effort, thought and feeling into this one!

Sounds like a state of the art (Us & Uk) production that has the charme of a 90’s girlie R&B vibe that reminds me of Brandy and the likes while showing some skill and depth on the production side, while still transporting some heavy feels. Great effort and had it on repeat for a whole bunch of days… pretty rare in these digital days...

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