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  • Michael Ellis

Meet Australias' GRAACE, with "You Do You"...this track is just huge. We get drawn in with gentle yet commanding vocals framed with that funky bass everyone loves. Pre-hook hits, enter cinematic synths rising up to return back to the minimal funk bass for the chorus.

It's such a well transitioned mix of these two different elements of production while harnessing the benefits of each into one bop.

On this track, GRAACE veers from her popular sad-girl-pop sound for this bold, danceable track. Cut from the same cloth as artist like Dua Lipa and King Princess, GRAACE paves her way in the pop world with sensational songwriting and disco-inspired production. With a sense of assuredness and confidence, GRAACE finds her truth and doesn't care what anyone has to say about it.

GRAACE tells us,

"'You Do You' is written about the honeymoon phase of meeting someone. Personally, I’m somebody who doesn’t have a type and falls for personalities rather than looks or gender, it pulls me in like crazy when somebody has this certain energy about them," explains GRAACE.

Writing the chorus I was picturing that funny stage when there’s a thin line in the beginning of a relationship where you want to give that person everything right there and then but know you need to play it a little bit cool or they’ll think your weird and clingy haha. But I think that bit of mystery is fun. Embracing being a woman is something that has taken time for me but writing 'You Do You' felt like me in my rawest form being vulnerable and strong. And f%^king owning the power we have."

GRAACE has a magical way of taking her brash honesty and turning it into heartbreaking and healing tunes. The 22-year-old songstress relays her very real experiences from heartbreak to heart-breaker so gracefully.

  • Michael Ellis

We got a dynmk hall-of-fame lineup right here. For those of you who don't know, dynmk is a popular curation series that features dark, ambient r&b sounds. These three are no stranger to the playlist (it's literally near the top of it right now) and rightfully so as they create soulful vibes that really fit for late night drives or moody environments.

The songs about a girl who reaches out at the wrong times, a bad influence and the protagonist is worried about falling for the "wrong one". These boys need communication straight to the point and have no time to waste, especially with the way their music careers are going.

Kayvahn is an American producer with Danish and Persian roots, based in Copenhagen. His sound mixes elements of R&B, Hip Hop, and Pop as well as colors of electronics to bring a unique melancholic blend of sounds. He has not only been supported by Spotify’s official playlists such as “New Music Friday”, “Fresh Finds”, “New Hip Hop and R&B” and “De Nye”, and Apple Music’s playlists “FEELS” and “New Daily Music” - but also notable tastemakers such as Hillydilly, dynmk, alfitude and Fashionably Early to name a few. His music has been streamed over 600 000 times on Spotify, and over 230 000 times on Apple Music.

Jordyne is a 23 year old artist residing in Hoboken, NJ. He creates dark melodic music blending hip-hop, r&b, and trap. Wolves, his debut single, landed on the premier Youtube Channel, Dynmk. Since then he’s been featured by tastemakers such as Eternvl, Sensation, and Urban Paradise.

Shaker can be described as where Hip Hop meets R&B. Originating from Dubai, UAE, the artist moved to the United States with the drive and passion to design a better future for him and his family. The honesty in his lyrics have amassed the artist a strong fanbase and following, and millions of streams across platforms and have landed him on the Spotify editorial lists “Arab X” and “Shisha Lounge”.

"Wrong One" is a dark Hip Hop/R&B production from Kayvahn with heavy elements and vibes, where Jordyne and Shaker add both gorgeous vocals and catchy melodic rap. The hook melody by Jordyne catches you at first listen and blends perfectly with the instrumental. The topline and the lyrics are lavish and sexy. This songs available below via Go For Gold Music Group.

  • Michael Ellis

Strap in and prepare yourself for a synthadelic explosion of glitter and gold. This track just oozes fantasy and puts you in a world reminiscent of Mario Kart's Rainbow Road map.

"Copa Club" is the third single from Parlour Magic, a new vintage synthpop project from NYC-based producer, media artist, and composer Luc Bokor-Smith.

Parlour Magic's debut album, The Fluid Neon Origami Trick is out now. Origami was recorded in Las Vegas, Nevada in early 2020 – prior to the end of the world as we knew it – and mixed by Fab DuPont at Flux Studios in New York, NY.

The Fluid Neon Origami Trick was recorded using almost exclusively analog synthesizers, including the fabled Yamaha CS-80, Oberheim OB-XA, Roland Juno-60, and the Eminent Solina String Ensemble, among countless others.

The vocals have a slight robotic tone to them but in the most fitting way to the production without over-doing any auto-tune wonky elements.

See what I mean below!

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