This week I’ve been listening to two particular artists, Roxanne Emery & Dash Berlin, quite a bit. Then on Friday, a new album ‘Futureworld Summer Annual 2014′ came out which has been on repeat all weekend. So now it’s your turn.
Roxanne Emery is a singer/songwriter from Southampton and is one of those artist I immediately thought “why the flipping hell have I not come across her before!?”.
She is the sister of Gareth Emery, who is very well known in the Trance world producing a massive number of amazing tunes.
On his recent album, ‘Drive’, Roxanne featured on the song ‘Soldier’ which immediately caught my ears and made me hunt for more!
She kind of reminds me of Janet Devlin (Remember her? X-Factor? Irish?) with her voice. It’s very sweet sounding, though I can’t quite figure out the words to explain it.
Hunting through Spotify, she has had a few EPs that have came out as well as a Live EP from a gig she did at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.
An absolute wonderful voice and wonderful original songs mixed together with a couple of covers – including a cover of Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Hero’ which I did not expect! She pretty much turns the song on it’s head giving it a different spin to what we all know of. (Ah the days when Enrique was actually good…)
On top of her originals and the track with her brother Gareth, she has also featured on Luke Bond’s “On Fire” which is an absolute tune, and on Dash Berlin’s latest album/EP/thing with a nice slow beautiful track called ‘Shelter’.
I urge you to go and check out her stuff on iTunes and Spotify. I’ve created a Spotify Playlist which has a bunch of songs collected together. Shove it on and enjoy! You can also find her stuff on iTunes if you love it enough to buy! Which you will…!
I also believe she has a new EP coming out soon… so keep an eye out for that!
Futureworld Summer Annual 2014
This is the first album compilation to come from Futureworld, ran by Mark Breeze (I think…!) which is full of just slammers.
If you are in to your UK Hardcore at the moment, you’ll love this right away. But if you’re not, or not even sure what UK Hardcore is – this album is still for you!
Mixed by Breeze, it contains tracks from Breeze himself, Darren Styles, Dougal, Gammer, Hixxy, Michael Scout, Hixxy, Modulate & more! It’ll get you bouncing around on your chair and even probably make you look at when the next rave is near you!
If you buy it on iTunes, you also get a bunch of tracks to listen to on their own. Most of these are obviously edited down (you can buy the full DJ versions elsewhere) but a handful of them are perfect for general listening.
The biggest one I urge you to check out regardless, is Gammer & Michael Scout – Bye Bye. This is my tune of the year so far. It’s a beautiful track and the production is just perfect. You don’t hear anything else like this at the moment and it works so bloody well. It’s also full length and the best 6 minutes of your life! So make sure you at least check that out!
You can buy the album on iTunes right now. Go and enjoy it! And roll on the 2015 edition!
The only question is, I wonder what this means for the Clubland X-Treme Hardcore series….. time will tell!
Dash Berlin – ‘We Are, Pt. 1′
Dash Berlin. An absolute legend in Trance music. If you’ve entered the whole “EDM” scene recently, you’d know this guy.
Very known for his more vocally stuff, Dash Berlin has recently released an 8 track album (EP? LP? Thing?) full of just choonage.
First of all, the track with Rigby (a brilliant Dutch band) which is a trance version of their track ‘Earth Meets Water’ which I urge you to check out the original! The track on this album isn’t as good as the old version was. There is another version Dash Berlin has done which is so much better and I can’t quite figure out why the hell it’s been changed. But hey… his choice! Either way, you should totally check out the original and the other versions of the song.
He’s also done a new track with Christon from Rigby (Christon Rigby, funnily enough) called ‘Underneath the sky’ which is another absolute slammer!
*sigh* to save me repeating myself, let’s just say this is a brilliant album and I can’t wait to hear Part 2! If you like your dance music, especially vocally stuff – this is for you!
Mind you, if you’re someone who isn’t sure on Dance music – at least give this a try!