Dario is a naturalized US Citizen from California. However, his parents were foreigners. He took music lessons in the 80’s, but eventually decided that what he loved most was songwriting, which he learned from carefully studying the structure of songs by Chic and Brass Construction (70’s funk band). In 1990 he recorded some demos inspired by vocal deep house music by Fingers inc (Larry Heard). He then had to attend college and work and left music behind. In 2008 he participated as a liner notes writer on a pair of CD’s released by NowAgain / Stones Throw Records, due to him having a specialized website on rare 45rpms. This inspired him to get back into music and in 2011 having relocated to Europe he released his first single. He has had minor success in Italy where he was featured in a campaign by clothing firm Sisley (Benetton) and in an article on Vice magazine, as well as on a radio program on Italy’s main radio and TV network RAI. His recordings all feature amazing session guitar players, including Hugh Williams from Florida and Philip Ockelford from near Cambridge (U.K). In 2013 Dario started studying Buddhist meditation and decided that his songs would be based on the well-being concepts that he is learning. By creating songs from them, he is sure not to forget some essential lessons.
"When Your Brain Lies To You" is a song with futuristic electronic arpeggios, Moog synthesizers, and Lynn drum programming. It has a speed of 118 BPM and is danceable. The song has a strong clear memorable chorus. Analog polysynths were used, such as Korg Polysix and Juno 60. Arturia Minimoog was used for some parts.
The lyrics of the song have self-improvement themes. The lyrics motivate the listener to question negative thoughts. When we have negative emotions, they may not represent reality. We can stay neutral and see that some of our demons are our brain's creation.
The inventive 21 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer, Ukiyo returns today with a bubbling new single "Clicky," an eccentric instrumental track that percolates with intricate percussion, out June 27th. "Clicky" is the latest taste of Ukiyo’s much anticipated EP entitled Fantasy, a heady collection of distinctive production moments, featuring instrumental tracks and exceptional collaborations with vocalists Chymes and Feelds, set for release on July 25. The Perth local has also announced a very special gig at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on July 1, supporting American artist Quinn XCII.
"Clicky" is playful and captivatingly peculiar, undeniable in its bouncy hooks and curious harmony. It’s impossible not to tap along to this one, as each layer dips and weaves amongst themselves, creating a perfectly balanced amalgamation of different sound. Ukiyo has a soft spot for this uber cool track, saying, “Instrumentals have a special place in my heart, definitely stemming from my love of soundtracks…I started and basically finished 'Clicky' in one hot Aussie summer day. The track started with all the percussion stuff which is why it got that name - most of my tracks start with a silly name like that, but somehow this one stuck. I recorded the synth stuff live and really liked how out of time it was so I kept them like that and kind of warped the rest of the track to be in time with these synth stabs instead of the other way round.”
Kriva returns with a new full-length LP entitled R68.89. Combining a strong sense of melody and atmosphere, Wisconsin-based musician Bob Kriva has crafted ten new tracks ranging from boisterous electronica to modern classical piano minimalism, and everything in between. R68.89 is an album about uncertainty, mysterious ailments, volcanic eruptions, and ultimately about hope for a better future.
Intro - 01:53
Every Avenue Exhausted - 02:55
How Much Land Does a Man Need? - 03:38
Fire's Common Tint - 03:03
They Have Pulled Down Deep Heaven On Their Heads - 04:22
Calvin Jung, known by his stage name Plusol, is a Canadian electronic musician and 3D visual artist. Growing up in Burnaby, British Columbia, he attended the Digital Sound Production program at Burnaby North Secondary, which led him to study in the Music Technology Diploma program at Douglas College in which he graduates in June. Aside from his music, Calvin also runs an Instagram page where he post 3D art using geometric shapes while he develops an fantasy like environment. He has also provided album art for Vancouver based collective “Crystals” for their third compilation album.
Following a string of singles, Plusol’s first album, “Aura” focuses on creating a surreal, and nostalgic experience through a combination of music and artwork. He finds inspiration in film and video game scores, as well as music produced by his fellow peers in the Vancouver electronic music scene. Covering a diverse range of genres within electronic music, Plusol focuses on simultaneously diversifying his style, while creating a cohesive album experience.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.