SONG OF THE DAY: Nightstylers ft Dan Brown – “Shadows”

While I realize that being an artist is following your inspiration to make music from your soul, sometimes I wish that my favorites would go in a different direction.  Listening to the new “Shadows” track from Nightstylers ft Dan Brown, this is what I wish Depeche Mode’s new album would have sounded like.   Take the alternative synth pop from their ’80s beginnings, mix in some of their ’90s rock exploration, and color it with their dark-yet-uplifting signature and this really does feel like it could be a Depeche Mode track (and that’s a high compliment). As a followup to “More I See,” the Nightstylers go a bit more progressive but still keep a similar vibe.  It also seems like they’ve found the perfect muse with the expressively raw vocalist Dan Brown.   Keep your eye open for more quality releases from the British trio comprised of members of the Freestylers, Sol Brothers, and Bimbo Jones.

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SONG OF THE DAY: Sarah Atereth – “Without You”

Already exploding in the UK (peaking at #1 on the Music Week UK Chart), Sarah Atereth is ready to ignite US dancefloors again. Co-written with Bryan Adams, who recently had a club hit with “Tonight In Babylon” ( his collaboration with Loverush UK), “Without You” tells a story about a love lost and the aching still inside. Leading the remix package is The Nightstylers with a mix that fully allows the vocals to be front and center, at times almost ethereal, over a production that demands the listeners’ attention. The progressive bassline and varied levels of synthesizers will have you dancing, but through it all you’ll still be hearing Sarah’s haunted torment. This isn’t the Nightstylers’ first mix of Sarah, as they remixed “Fade Away” under the moniker Solasso. If you like your tracks more aggressive, check out Riley and Durrant’s rerub. The energy is insane, with beats banging enough for any big room set and effected vocals that sound outerworldly. In addition to the release of “Without You” here in the States – fans can also look forward to a new ten-song album…


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