Door #16 : Sideways Vol 1 Mixtape – Mat McHugh mixed by Tommy Montana

In our Christmas Run down, here is a full mixtape, Tommy did, finding time out of his super busy schedule in recent days, to select his favourite Mat McHugh tunes and mixing them together with the tracks we recently released. As a short synopsis: we did a remix album with Mat, but it was a long back and forth betw us Major labels, insane offers and our general idea of not letting us being nailed down in terms of naming tracks, or even the act/artist himself. I still fully support our mindstate, but it was a loooong time in the making and cost us a lot time, nerves and other materialistic stuff. But that is out-of-the-way now, and we as a label, are finally running into our old form, after having eliminated and cut off the shackles of the corporate technocracy, So yeah, we are indy and that is the best state. Dig into Mats superb originals and our remixes from 2016 altogether that Tommy blended into a super sweet Mixtape (old school style). Enjoy Sideways Vol 1. The next mixes/tracks we do together will come out in a heartbeat. Below find a link to the Album – so make sure to get that and save it on Spotify, Apple, but no download gate or any of that nonsense. Good music will always find its way.

★ Mat McHugh meets the YUM YUMs Album – https://matmchughyy.lnk.to/MatMcHughYY

★ Mat McHugh on Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2S2PB6z

★ ChromeMusic on Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2StKBYi

tracklist:

Mat McHugh – Music
Mat McHugh – Over and over (Ring the Alarm)
Mat McHugh – More Money
Mat McHugh – Real Love
The Beautiful Girls – After All This Time
Mat McHugh – Go Don’t Stop
Mat McHugh – Under the Dancehall Lights
Mat McHugh – If You See my Heart
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Strange Days
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – PFOS
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Sideways
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Loneliness (Sonnengruss Remix)
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Numb
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – High Up
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – All I Ever Wanted

 

Door #15: Temple Haze x narou – If I Could Be Yours (Video Premiere)

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Opening door#15 on our Advent Calendar, we find this true gem that we had the pleasure of releasing a few weeks back. Super proud of this wonderful cinematic songwring ballad full of love about love, that you can literally feel . The track is ‘Growing & Glowing’ as it rightfully should. The Press Text is just as well described as it is insightful to not be placed here :

About ‘If I Could be Yours’ and the team-up of Temple Haze & producer narou :

If I Could Be Yours is a ballad, conceptualised as an equivocal and psychedelic narrative into the different ways love can be perceived. ‘When you first fall for someone they seem to be the answer to all your questions, you can see this person as your saviour, maybe they are your saviour, maybe it is just lust disguised as love, maybe you are truly in love but do not understand how to see it, these are the main themes I was inspired by’, Temple says… Moreover, the song is a tribute to the idea of love; how we can see and feel love as this transformative entity.

If I Could Be Yours is based in Gospel. ‘My mother is a gospel and choir singer and I always had that influence following and motivating me. With this track I felt a calling to channel my mothers energy into the songs essence, as she inspired me to be authentic to myself.’

Temple started his journey into music on the road, hitchhiking through America and Europe, working on organic farms, living an off-the-grid lifestyle, busking on the streets and finding his way as a vagabond. After nearly 4 years on the road He moved to Berlin to settle into the vibrant artistic community. Since then the Washington, DC native has been making waves in Berlin’s underground music scene. He is best known for his collaborations as a singer and co-composer of BAKERY, featured vocalist with SAM SHURE, and currently in collaboration with the producer NAROU. Temple’s live repertoire includes solo acoustic shows, full band shows, downbeat ableton live sets, mystical DJ sets, and ambient soundscapes…

All in all, Temple has played at over 200 shows around the world, and as a support act for Crystal Fighters (with Bakery) and Rising Appalachia (Solo).

Temple also dives deep into sound design, film score composition, brainwave entrainment frequencies, and ancient mantras bringing the music scene and spirituality together in a unique combination. As co-founder and musical director of Soneiro Collective he holds space for sound journeys and vocal workshops portraying the best of his universal knowledge and empathic feeling for music.

Door #19: The Best Song this Winter PERIOD. “Dirty Habit” by Reece Lemonius & Lui Peng

This is the follow-up to Reece Lemonius first Song ‘Love Me’ that went viral on some bad hombres YouTube channel and garnered 20 Mio Plays in 10 weeks! NOW that’s true virality but ultimately that copyright trespassing channel got deleted and the plays along with it. Nonetheless, the track is performing spectacular for a no name’s first offering. And this is a team-up with fellow London native Lui Peng, who did quite a lot of solid releases so far, and has just returned from a successful Asia tour. These two made the sexiest love tune of the season.

Dirty Habit is Pure Gold

And finally about “Dirty Habit”. This track is the chillest, smoothest, sexiest track out there. It plays on all clichés, caters only to the mood and feel it captures the listener in, and ultimately it ends like a sweet dream, leaving you to crave more of that honey. It has the aesthetics of a european chill tune, but also the lyrical rhythmicalities of a US R&B/Trap Rap tune, w/o ever turning into a cliché, but still unique and fresh on its own. It definitely fits in each an every playlist from chill to pop, urban, r&b and almost everything else. Dirty Habit can stand next to any big name (tried and tested) and still come out on top, feel and mood wise. This is how comfortable i want to get on a chill night with my girl, and this is how my happy place sounds at any time. Definitely the strongest track right now.

DIRTY HABIT is BIG. Let’s see how long it takes until the world finds out about it!

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Door #13: A glimpse of a young songwriter: Alex Fisher – The Sailor’s Wife

Hailing aboard the label, Alex Fisher is a young US / Austin based singer songwriter with an affinity for beautiful moods and feels, which will soon convey into heartfelt songs, adding to his list of already established song. Alex’ music “makes you stop what you’re doing and listen extra close.” His writing has been described as “atmospheric and vast […] the perfect blend of melancholy and innocence” and has been compared to the works of early Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and Alt-J.

His debut EP ‘The Sailor’s Wife’ includes five tracks which were individually composed, recorded, and produced by Alex while spending a year in London.

We are happy to be joining him along his artists journey – under his brand new artist project Tiny Dolphin in 2019 – and here is a good idea where this will go, and also a glimpse of our youtube channels new design ;) where we will feature every released track and every real Video and Lyric Video, and sometimes just little messages from our artists. Alex is now joining our ranks and we are super happy to have him on board, so get a taste of him with one of his older offerings, that sadly went mostly unnoticed. Hope we can change that. Welcome Alex!

Door #12 – narou’s 1, 2 many favorites

You’ve been reading and hearing a bunch about this guy lately, and rightfully so. narou is our latest signing and we not only appreciate his songwriting, producing and singing skills, but also his fantastic taste in music.

Here he put together some of his all-time favorites as well as the current that we love. Give it a spin – you won’t be disappointed!

narou

>> narou on Soundcloud:

Door #11: Playlist December by Dunjah Sabreen

Introducing Dunjah & her new monthly playlist

As our Advent Calendar keeps marching on to victory, that’s door #11 for you: Here is a young lady, dear to our heart and a truly good friend of Cocos and mine who has always created exquisite playlists, from old oriental sounds to the chillest ambient tunes, or like in this case, a soul/rap layered selection of solid tunes that you might have missed, and not your ordinary urban foo soundalike clones. You’ll probably know some of the artists but, as in my case, that’s the tunes that faded you for some reason. Dunjah is here to shed some light on those special tracks that are, for one reason or the other, somehow being swept under the rug. And from here till infinty – as a monthly offering to the gods of music.

Dunjah has always had super solid playlists for the audiophiles amongst us, and had at least one us saying “you should sample that”. True fact, as tarded as that might sound, and it’s always fun to hang out with her, play some video games (hence her playlist cover) while absorbing the homegrown stash. Also her cooking is on point and her warmhearted kindness made her a friend of ours and the entire clique in no time at all!

Starting this month Dunjah, as part of the clique will provide the world with a monthly playlist of her selection and we are happy to have her on board. This is the point where the Chrome label and our blog heritage intertwine.