Break Through Artists

dm walilaDaniel Masson, music composer, producer, guitarist, is an artist, following his own sense of style in electronic and world-fusion music scene. Best known for his musical contribution to the famous compilations of Buddha Bar (he is the most compiled artist on Buddha Bar series). Daniel Masson has recorded many musicians and singers from all corners of the world and developed the ability to weave different music styles and feelings from different cultures together in a mesmerizing symbiosis. For many years, he has also acted as studio producer and session guitarist for various projects and artists like Goran Bregovic, Natacha Atlas, Dj Ravin for the best known.

Daniel returns with a brand new EP infused with amazing beats and middle eastern influence titled: Walila

Walila is a film documentary with the intention of creating a cultural bridge between the Western and Arab worlds.

 

 

nitepplNiteppl is an electronic music project consisting of Alton San Giovanni and Sawyer James. Widely influential throughout the burgeoning San Francisco electronic music scene, Niteppl have performed with artists ranging from Kygo, Porter Robinson, Lemaitre, Danger, SebastiAn, Mr. Oizo, Fred Falke, and many others. Musically Niteppl straddle the line between DJ and Band, production duo and songwriting team, constantly shifting their sound into new and often unexplored sonic territory. Their music calls to mind acts such as Kavinsky and Justice to James Blake and Sam Smith all the way to the Crystal Method and Prodigy. Niteppl’s ever expanding catalog of original material means that their live performances are eclectic, energetic, and always unexpected.

vaalThe next installment on Afterlife comes from Vaal with remixes by Locked Groove and Baikal. ’Wander To Hell’ is a three track EP, with several versions of the same track that each encapsulate the spirit of Afterlife in their own individual way. Heralding from a rock n’roll and jazz background Vaal is unperturbed by the strict rules that define & guard electronic music. ‘Wander To Hell’ is stripped back and gentle, highlighting the emotive side of the label. The combination of alluring vocals and beautiful reverberating chords along with the ebb and flow of distortion makes it a composition that grips the listener from start to finish. Belgian talent Locked Groove seeks the dancefloor with his remix. He brings back a little familiarity, the vocal remains, but is now present amongst an assortment of synths and percussion, pushing through to darker, heavier depths. Baikal makes multi layered electronic music simultaneously for the heart, mind and feet. His version of ‘Wander To Hell’ is truly spellbinding, featuring a hypnotic groove that glides seamlessly through a continuum of time and space.

funkydestinationFunky Destination is an exciting retrostyled funk project formed by Vladimir Sivc, also known as Mr. Louie. Hailing from the town of Osijek in eastern Croatia, early on Louie honed his guitar skills and started developing the funk foundation that would guide his sound. A move across Croatia to near the Adriatic Sea introduced Louie to new friends and encounters with turntables and DJ’ing. All of this came together to create Funky Destination, a full-on ‘party time’ project fusing live, organic instrumentation alongside classic-sounding beats, sending the dance floor into a nostalgic frenzy.

Funkadelic Stereo Adventures is the latest Funky Destination album for Cold Busted and it fulfills on the evocative title’s promise. The set includes ten blazing tunes that bubble with choppy, wah-wah guitar, swinging drums and percussion, delicious horns and bass lines, and, occasionally, stirring vocals of the soulful persuasion.

tigerforestSongs of Reverence is the 6th studio album of German electronica project "Tigerforest" and the first release on Lemongrassmusic.

Gunnar Spardel, the man behind Tigerforest, brought together a wonderful array of musicians, joining uplifting electronica with classical instruments and post rock elements.
This unity created an out of this world soundscape to pay deep respect to our planet and to deliver a sense of awe for the amazing gracefulness on earth, from different landscapes, different colors in nature to the enduring spirit of mankind.

It brought musicians together from different genres and different areas of the world for one common goal.
Spardel's characteristic synth pop sound is also joined by classical instruments in most parts of the album.

Gunnar Spardel is the mastermind behind the music project “Tigerforest”. The name is a word play on the Taiga forests that cover much of the far northern hemisphere, extending into the Arctic Circle.  It produces more than half of the oxygen produced from trees on the planet.
Spardel was born and raised in Hamburg / Germany but is currently living in New England / USA where he sculpts expansive electronic soundscapes inspired by nature’s deepest mysteries. A largely self-taught musician who has played synthesizers since an early age, Spardel has a remarkable command of orchestration, arrangement and dynamics, as revealed throughout his compositions. His desire is into creating visionary atmospheres mixing lush instrumentation and thick-layered synthesizers for a sound that lies somewhere between 80s dream pop and modern electronica in the tradition of Teutonic sound pioneers.

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