Xayberoptix premiered a new song on Feb. 14 that will light up the dance floor and make you wave your hands in the air from excitement. “Before it Ends” is a modern take on the electronica genre made to fit right in with any classic dance playlist. Check out the promo virtual concert below:
Written and produced by Laos-native Xayberoptix and featuring Laura S. Wright on vocals, “Before it Ends” is a catchy, upbeat dance anthem that could shine at any EDM festival. Harkening back to the pulsing beats found in the early 90s dance club scene, “Before it Ends” combines body-moving rhythms with romance-inked lyrics, resulting in a new fusion best accompanied by strobe lights and pyrotechnics. The song demonstrates Xayberoptix’s command of the electronica genre, as he intertwines smooth keyboard melodies to drive the song while backing synths ease in and out to fill out the deep end. His collaboration with Laura is a perfect match as her voice elevates the song to the next level, adding strong emotion to match the high party energy.
Xayberoptix is no stranger to composing and producing tracks of all genres, and we’re excited to see where the next stop is on the unique musical road ahead of him. To stay up to date with all things Xayberoptix, check out his Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and YouTube channel.
LA-based singer-songwriter Emily James released the video for her new single,“If Walls Could Talk.” The song is about the idea that a room can witness the rise and fall of a relationship. The video features Emily playing piano and a dramatic dance, letting the song take the front seat and leaving room for the viewer’s imagination to wander and reflect on their own experiences.
“If Walls Could Talk” is the second single and music video to be released from Emily’s forthcoming debut album, due out February 9th, 2018, following her lead single, “Lion’s Den.” The album, “Til the Morning,” was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer, Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy).
Broke Royals have released the new pop friendly and inspirational track “As Long As I Can See” from their self-titled album coming out Nov. 17. Check out the music video here:
The band pulls from a wide range of sounds across indie, electronic, and pop to marry raw, organic characteristics with crisp, detailed digital elements and production. The video relies on striking visuals and incorporates sign language in each scene in an effort to raise deaf awareness during Deaf Awareness Month in September. The International Week of the Deaf begins on the 18th and the video serves as a way to show how music can be enjoyed and felt without words.The band will be donating the profit from the first week of sales and streaming to the Nyle DiMarco Foundation; a non-profit who works to improve the lives of deaf people.
Broke Royal members Philip Basnight and Colin Cross were inspired by the unspoken emotional response to seeing a loved one after a long day and the importance of reconnecting. Basnight said the album’s name represents a confidence and assurance for the band’s future.
“When we started recording music we didn’t know that there would be such a stirring creative chemistry, but by the time we made the album we had found our sound,” Basnight said.
Be sure to check out the self-titled album when it drops on November 17.
The Mynabirds have released a new album titled “Be Here Now” released on August 25. Check out the video for one of its tracks, “Cocoon,” here:
“Be Here Now” is a collection of nine songs written and recorded in January 2017 over the course of two weeks following the Inauguration and the Women’s March. Singer Laura Burhenn worked with producer Patrick Damphier in his Nashville studio to create an album that documented the controversial news and reaction to everything that was transpiring. The song “Cocoon” is about connecting with people and also wanting to seclude oneself from all the hate and political news happening every day. Despite the harsh realities we live, Burhenn feels optimist about the music community.
“It’s a funny time right now where I feel like the music community feels stronger and safer than ever,” Burhenn said. “I feel closer to everyone, and I think we have each other’s backs more than we did this time last year. That seems really hopeful to me.”
Check out the infectious new-wave inspired dance track “Shouting At The Dark” here:
Whimsical space pop psych artist Polartropica has recently released a new video for “Olympia.” The theme behind her new music is to make a magical make-believe world. See the video below:
The J-Pop song features dreamlike vocals with an upbeat message that will soon be a memorable electro-pop anthem for the masses. The video is thematically influenced by the movements for rights and equality during the presidential elections as well as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics trailer.
Polartropica is the music endeavor of Los Angeles based Ihui (eeway) Cherise Wu. Born in Taiwan yet raised in California, Wu combines pop melodies, futuristic synths and classical string arrangements, creating a genre of bubblegum psychedelia that is fit for intergalactic space travels. Wu created Polartropica as a place where things can exist where they don’t belong by fusing elements of complete opposites together with the outcome resulting in unique sounds that use both organic and synthetic instruments.
Image via Polartropica
“I wanted to create a healing, inspiring and empowering space with just the right amount of disco-party!” Wu said. “I’m hoping to always make ethereal and beautiful music, the songs are generally lyrically sad and a little dark, but the music always has a sparkly sheen.”
Polartropica also pride themselves on giving back to the community, by pairing up with organizations such as Planned Parenthood and Youth Justice Coalition for live shows.