Indie Music Mixtape 26

Indie Music Mixtape 26

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Artist: Isle&Fever

Song: We’re not broken

Why? Once again the talented and eclectic electro/pop duo Isle&Fever deliver gold with their latest single. The pair take dance ready melodies and add verses that embrace the growth and life adventures of the listeners and create something special. So dive deep into their world and just enjoy this marvelous must listen gem soundscape.

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Artist: alxxa

Song: Icy Love

Why? Alxxa continues taking the indie pop scene by storm and this time she shares her honest and bittersweet gem “Icy love”. We are pulled into a story of falling for the wrong person, for a so called love that is not real and only causes pain and despair from every angle you see it. It’s an illusion that does not carry much weight and its better to leave it behind.

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Artist: Riah

Song: Prom

Why? There’s something so unique, so special and simply magical about the way Riah delivers melodies, lyrics and feelings that make her an artist that excites the masses. She shows a maturity and control in her craft that is astounding and the song is simply haunting and becomes one with the airwaves that surround the listeners.

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Artist: Frenship

Song: Love Somebody

Why? Los Angeles Based duo Frenship create a mesmerizing and intoxicating soundscape with their latest single “Love Somebody”. The talented pair have really created something catchy, haunting and a worthy addition to any playlist and honestly a track that can easily be called a must listen musical creation for the contemporary masses.

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Artist: KUZO

Song: Luna

Why? KUZO delivers an ethereal and hypnotizing blend of visuals and sounds that create an otherworldly experience for the listener. Her voice transcends the limits of the speakers and the screen and becomes a melody that you hum throughout your day without even knowing why. She showcases a unique understanding of the world and a passion for her art that is beautiful to hear and see.

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Artist: Loud Forest

Song: Level Ground

Why? One of my favorite duos currently taking over the indie scene are the husband/wife combo that make up Loud Forest. Their latest gem “Level Ground” is one that gets you thinking and reminds the listeners and the world to not judge and remember that we are all the same. Color, money, genre, etc does not make anyone better than anyone and we are all in this adventure called life together.

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Artist: Modern Me

Song: Dead to Me

Why? Indie pop/rock band Modern Me have created a magical and mesmerizing ride that takes us through a road of heartbreak and goodbyes. It is a haunting and truthful union of sounds, lyrics and haunting vocals that deliver a certain pop/punk meets Mika flair that is just electric and most welcomed in the current music scene.

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Artist: Rob Drabkin

Song: Love ends, Fear begins

Why? Indie singer/songwriter Rob Drabkin steps out of his comfort zone and while doing so he inspires us to do the same. His marvel of track speaks to the heart and to the soul, allowing the mind to rest and it provides a lesson that can and must be learned. He reminds us that at times what feels like love can be wrong and we must not hold tight to it, but rather let it go and breath in new air and search for what is right for us.

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Artist: Shiffley

Song: Cut out my heart

Why? Indie Rock band Shiffley deliver a catchy, fun and strangely mature showcase of emotions that grabs you instantly and gives you hope that music is still alive and kicking. The track has a certain charm and “it” factor that makes it one of those that must be heard over and over again. You’ll gladly press play and leave it on repeat because this band is sure to make 2018 a year to remember.

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Artist: Oli Hannaford

Song: Berry Gin

Why? There’s something about “Berry Gin” that simply invites your body to let loose and dance a little something and enjoy the night away. It’s one of those track that allows the listener to relax and have as much fun as music can provide while also being a fine showcase of the talent that Oli Hannaford has and what we can expect in the future from him.

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Artist: Micky James

Song: Give it to me Straight

Why? Micky James dwells in a separate realm from the rest of the contenders in the indie rock genre as he is made up of a certain old school charm and a modern day raw energy that is intoxicating. Once you hear his voice unfold you simply want and need more of it to take over your surroundings. He is a new bread of artist who perfectly embodies both old school and the contemporary scene.

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Artist: SYML

Song: Body

Why? There’s something about SYML and the way his voice takes over the arrangement of the music as he lets the lyrics take shape and form. His song speaks to us as if we were in a private show for us and the entirety of our senses. The track dwells outside the mundane and the typical as it delivers an ethereal and one of a kind soundscape that is sure to make anyone a fan.

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Artist: Tiny Fighter

Song: New Century

Why? Swedish Indie-Pop duo Tiny Fighter deliver their debut single “New Century” and it really is one to remember and made specially for music lovers. The track has something about it that feels like a unique dose of pop that borrows inspiration from folk and connects a certain vintage vibe with the audacity of the modern age. It is truly a refreshing touch of music for your playlist.

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Artist: Bird & Thorn

Song: Stranger

Why? Indie Folk band Bird & Thorn speak directly to those of us who share many stories within ourselves as we come not only from one place but from many. It speaks of the discovery of the self and how at times we may struggle with this quest as our identity and persona might seem blurry from time to time. It is a soothing and honest song that makes us feel at ease and at home withing its melodies.

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Artist: Raye Zaragoza

Song: American Dream

Why? Indie singer/songwriter Raye Zaragoza takes her voice and her guitar and with them delivers a song that is perfectly needed for the current feel and spirit of the country. It is a gentle yet real reminder of what the american dream should and did entail. “Hate can’t be the face of the american dream” …powerful, climatic and really powerful verse that is sure to hit a spot within you.

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Artist: Reigen

Song: How to make love

Why? Reigen is already one of my favorite artists out there and with this song is really shows me and the world that is worthy of being the favorite of many others as well. “How to make love” is a song that really comes from the heart and manages to touch and caress the soul of those who listen to it. It is a magical and ethereal ride filled with emotions and a certain warmth that makes it just right.

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Artist: Harrison Kipner

Song: Naked

Why? Indie singer/songwriter Harrison Kipner has a way with words and melodies that manage to always find a way to connect with the listeners with a surreal ease. His latest track “Naked” is a fine proof that we are listening to the work of someone whose name will surely be headlining the big festivals in the near future and that is something to really get excited about.

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Artist: NOEP

Song: New Heights

Why? Estonian artist NOEP delivers an electric, magical and utterly surreal trip with his latest must listen gem “New Heights”. With this song he really connects with us as soon as the verses pour out and the melody gives them a path to follow. It’s an inspiring and honest song that really understands what life is about and motivates us to always aim to reach higher.

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Artist: Joe Wood

Song: Had enough

Why? Joe Wood might have just created the breakup anthem to rule them all or at leas one of the best in the modern music scene. “Had enough” is an honest scream that lets frustrations, anger and sadness really pour out of the body as you finally that it is the end. It gives peace and strength to the listener to either comfort if the experience has passed or motivate if the experience is coming.

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Artist: Faulkner

Song: Hot Streak

Why? California based indie band Faulkner delivers a unique blend of vintage vibes, synth filled melodies and a balance between pop and rock that makes “Hot Streak” truly appealing to music lovers. The track is carefully crafted in a way that allows each part to really shine gives the voice the power to guide us through the soundscape easily.

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Artist: Mona

Song: Did I lose you?

Why? There’s something in Mona’s latest song that grabs your heart and really speaks to it as it does not come from fantasy or fiction but from a reality that may surround us in the future or maybe does today. She allows the melodies and the lyrics to flow softly but with a strength that is endless and we are mesmerized by the bittersweet beauty of this gem.

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Artist: Jean Castel

Song: In the night

Why? There’s something so wonderfully chaotic about Jean Castel’s latest music video for his track “In the night” that you can’t help but feel that you are hearing a voice that will rule the music scene in the near future. He showcases a passion and sexy fire about the way his voice dances around the melodies that simply hypnotizes and haunts you from beginning to end.

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