Groover Playlist 77 | Today’s Lucky Numbers

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LohAarano light the fuse, Bloom 604 double down, Panaviscope make a heroic effort, Three & Me work their magic, The Wildwood Family share a piece of the Roch and more in today’s submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) subscribe to my Tinnitist Top 100 playlist HERE, or you can listen to it via the widget at the lower right of every page on this site. If you want to be in an upcoming playlist, click the link just below the widget or go HERE. But first, take a chance on these songs. You can’t lose:

 


LohArano | Tandroka

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Metal.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “The combination of Mahaia’s guitar and voice, Mika’s bass and Natiana’s drums make up LohArano. Their new single Tandroka and first EP are a fusion of metal (think Pantera and System Of A Down) and traditional Malagasy music, like two rivers joining together, taking everything in their path. LohArano offer a new thought, a new message, like an incantation to drive out the negativity around you, and call for a conscience awakening. Let’s headbang!”


Bloom 604 | Rust and Sunshine // Punk Breed

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Noise-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Vancouver’s Bloom 604 are a solo effort by multi-instrumentalist Jack Briscoe. Blending noise rock, post-rock and pop-punk, they deliver a maelstrom of intensity, honesty and passion. Bloom 604’s self-titled debut album arrives April 30. Their newest video features not one but two songs from their forthcoming album. The chaotic video journeys between reality and a world unknown, drawing inspiration from lyrics which reflect upon sleep paralysis experiences.”


Panaviscope | Love Sounds Like A Pretext

HOME BASE: Switzerland.
GENRE: Funk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Panaviscope are a one-man band formed by Alex, who composes plays of all the instruments and sings. Panaviscope surprise us with Love Sounds Like a Pretext, a sunny journey to celebrate the coming of spring. We find Panaviscope’s signature groove in the basslines and tempo — but unlike the dark atmosphere usually present in Panaviscope cuts, this is filled with percussion and warm brass. it’s a way for the artist to fight against the sense of depression that characterizes the present time.”


Three & Me | Smoke & Mirrors

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Post-Modern Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Formed in the lofty heights of a south-London attic, Three & Me are a band of eclectic urbanites with an original sound. A veritable cocktail of distinct yet complementary spirits, they are made up of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Daisy Chute, fingerpicking her way through guitar, banjo and ukulele riffs, bassist-to-beat and guitarist Matthew Davis, violinist extraordinaire Sarah Crisp and finger-bending chord-crunching pianist Luke Bateman. They collectively coin their signature sound Po-Mo-Fo or Post-Modern Folk and draw on influences ranging from the Brit pop and indie bands of the ’90s to the more recent folk stylings of the likes of Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons and Moulettes. As eclectic as they are eccentric, their multi-form sound world is born of a chemical reaction between folk, jazz, classical, indie and electronic pop.”


The Wildwood Family | Hélène

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:The Wildwood Family are a country-folk band covering songs from the ’30s to today. This time it’s Roch Voisine and his great classic Hélène. Theirs is a refined version loaded with emotions, conveyed by only a guitar, a double bass and vocal harmonies.”


Nicola Sergio | Nocturne

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Nicola Sergio is an italian pianist, arranger and composer in Paris. His albums have achieved wide acclaim, his music has been broadcast on European jazz stations, and he has performed internationally. Norcutre is his newest release. Says Sergio: “I love film music. I created the Trailers project, a miniseries of five songs. I collaborated with directors who had previously filmed me in concert to create videos on my songs. Nocturne is the most representative song of the mini-series.”


Adriano Maria Vitali | It’s Snowin’ (I Don’t Give Up)

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: Singer-songwriter.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A song about nature, passion and not giving up.”


Filest | Dénote

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Denote is the first clip to showcase what I want to do.”


Colérik Man & JonhySimonZ | LifeStyle

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Colérik Man & Jonhy SimonZ formed a hip-hop duo in Quebec in 2017. Their real names are Olivier Bouchard and Jean-Simon Gagné-Asselin. In 2018, they released their first album, Jeune et Libre. LlifeStyle is their latest release.”


Jean Tan | Oak Cherry Wine (Remix ft. Yang Jung Eun)

HOME BASE: Singapore.
GENRE: Jazz-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Jean Tan is a singer-songwriter in Singapore. She just released a remix of her spellbinding single Oak Cherry Wine. Written in her distinctive soul/jazz vein, it tells the story of her personal struggles with illness, and of the man who stood by her in the good and difficult moments alike. The remix is sung in duet with Yang June Eun, and is elevated by a new arrangementf featuring a lo-fi beat, jazz-hop push and pull, and syncopated electric piano.”


Andre Cordova | Impulsive

HOME BASE: Australia.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Andre Cordova is an Australian singer-songwriter and rapper with a knack for versatility. Impulsive is an insanely catchy tune that doubles as a mental health anthem whilst remaining completely unique in its sound, delivery, and production. Touching on situational behaviour that inevitably leads to self-sabotaging relationships, he intertwines rap with some trademark attitude to express frustration — before bringing it all home with a heart-wrenching line that exclaims: “This is what it looks like to have BPD.”


Chris Novakine | End Of An Era

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Hip-Hop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:End Of An Era tells the story of coming to grips with the end of a relationship. As hard as it may, be all things eventually end — sometimes for the better. This smooth curation of beats will whisk you away as you forget your troubles.”


End of Code | On To You

HOME BASE: Unite States.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:End of Code are the Malibu/Monaco electro duo of Nicolas Saad and Shawn Pereira. They released their first album The Beginning in March 2020. Theire next album The Rise is on the way. On To You takes you on a musical journey created by Saad’s mesmerizing piano. Shawn’s vocal finds a way to ride that melody. Together they transport you to a deep reflective musical state.”


Muenster | Didactic

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Muenster is a versatile wordsmith, a polished and flashy orator, and a prolific performer. This Austin native is not your typical Texas rapper. The rhymesayer’s résumé boasts more than a decade of experience and dedication to his craft, evidenced by hundreds of performances and a collection of meticulously crafted recordings that have no low points. His cerebral, timely lyrics result in a more fulfilling experience than your typical club banger, but his tracks still bring the bang. Says Muenster: “I wrote this record about the disconnect between sitting in a position of privilege and looking away or doing nothing to change the surroundings of those less fortunate. Change won’t happen till we make it.”


AZM | Victoire Imminente

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m living in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, I am a young passionate rapper and I am 16 years old. Imminent Victory is the second single from my first EP AZM-Kaïros. I am passionate, determined and hardworking.”


David Lafleche | Training Wheels

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:David Lafleche is a guitarist, musical director and music producer. He is the son of musical director and conductor Jacques Lafleche and Hélène Levasseur, singer of Les Milady’s. He’s also the nephew of Gisele Mackenzie Lafleche, a legendary singer in the 1960s and 1970s. David has worked with Vincent Vallières, Jeffrey Piton and Marie-Mai. He comes to us today with an Americana single in its simplest form: guitar, vocal harmonies and nostalgic text. A touching piece inspired by his brother.”


FOMO | Surchargé (ft. Take A Mic)

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Urban.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:FOMO is an artist who is difficult to place in a box. Juggling between song and rap, between instrumental trap and acoustic version, between maturity and eternal childhood, his lyrics are punchy, his melodies are catchy and his flow transports you. Sometimes he is virulent in words, but everything is forgiven the young rapper thanks to this voice that is both soft and assertive.”


Tommy Lunaire | Until I Melt

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Tommy Lunaire is gifted. He is also discreet. A regular in Montreal studios and a composer for a few years now, he has become a master in the art of internalizing electronics to make it poignant. While his name remains a well-kept secret, his musical signature is beginning to make itself known. He acts as a producer or musician for a number of prominent pop and hip-hop artists. The year 2021 marks his shift to the other side as he comes into the open with Until I Melt. The title track of his debut EP, it sets the tone and calls for optimism and resilience. Endowed with a true sixth sense that expresses itself through composition, Tommy Lunaire instinctively builds atmospheres that inspire bodily or emotional movements, often both at the same time. Complex and brilliant in its essence, his universe is one whose contours only ask to expand.”


Vincent Hélou | Que C’est Triste L’Hiver

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Born in Paris, Vincent Hélou wrote his first song at the age of 16, in a theater workshop. His lyrics are imbued with a sweet but nonetheless sour melancholy, in which emotions and feelings crystallize, detailing every sigh, every disappointed hope. He sings of fears, tears, loves, and pains with a disturbing universality. He is inspired by artists such as Mylène Farmer, Christine And The Queen, A-ha, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark and Kate Bush.”


Swim in the Wild | Wants & Needs

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Alt-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Swim in the Wild are an alternative band in the Carolinas. A new rock-folk-Americana fusion with so much energy it that needed an identity, Swim in the Wild are the soundtrack to adventure. SITW music is an outdoor drama between nature vs. structure, indulging the unknown, and saying yes to life by diving in.”


Heal Vega | Let It In : Let It Out

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rave-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A mystic whirlwind whose power takes you on the edge of an out-of-this-world realm. This is the adventure Heal Vega’s visionary and incandescent music invites you to. Hypnotic and deep, the bass rumbles and offers a rich landscape to a bewitching yet frantic singing. The writing is filled with imagery and mystical visions. The overall effect takes you through hidden tribal shivers and ancient occult rituals. It is a dizzying and abundant music, an intriguing energy that overwhelms you. Let It In: Let It Out is the first single.”


Nicole Arrage | Upside Down

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Montreal’s Nicole Arrage is an emerging artist who dazzles us with her fluorescent aura. The multifaceted singer-songwriter paints unique sound illustrations using her vast palette of musical colors. Allowing her personality to shine through, she believes in letting the music speak for itself. She is inspired by soulful pop that composes her contagious melodies, mixed with the nostalgia of honest lyrics, topped with sprinkles of funky baselines. Nicole draws influences from Tori Kelly, Dua Lipa, Zedd, Tom Misch and Jacob Collier among others. Her artistic canvas showcases a remarkable vocal versatility, creating a vibe that is uniquely her own, one paintbrush at a time.”


Ghost Pepper Intergalactic | Ebbing

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Experimental.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “As early as I can remember, I’ve heard music in my mind. Sometimes I hear bits and pieces — a melody, a rhythm, a chord progression. Sometimes I hear full pieces. I work to recreate and build on what I hear. That’s my normal. I consider it a gift from the heavens. I’ve never had formal training. That has its drawbacks, but it also makes it easy for me to bend or ignore rules. My childhood influences were soul, blues, gospel, and jazz. I’ve absorbed a bit of almost everything since. Almost none of my music fits into an established genre. So I created a new genre for myself and others like me: Intergalactic. It’s music that bends or ignores standard guidelines of music — particularly arrangement and genre guidelines. It’s an exploration of how we can evolve away from self-imposed boundaries. Intergalactic music takes the influences of our past, adds to and modifies them, and carries us into the unknown. Like space, music has no limits except those we imagine.”


J. J. Ann | Regard

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Experimental.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:J. J. Ann, whose real name is Juliette Jeanne Ann Sineux, is a French singer-songwriter and musician. Hailing from Paris, Juliette is passionate about sound design and synthesizers. She composes, accompanies and sings for various bands and artists, shifting between styles ranging from rock, folk and hip-hop to jazz, French variety and electronic music. These varied experiences have helped her broaden her technique and strengthened her desire to explore new sounds. Her first EP Contemplations, which will be released soon, invites listeners on an inner journey where melancholy and dreams combine with theatrical effect. Her first single Regard mesmerizes with its mix of soaring and organic soundscapes, accompanied by electronic beats.”


Ilia Osokin | // Visions – Medley

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Experimental.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Ilia Osokin is a Franco-Russian multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has been a cellist and conductor in Russia and America. His compositions roman between jazz, rock, electro and classical sounds, drawing upon Matthew Herbert, Biosphere and even Nils Frahm. // Visions – Medley contains excerpts of my first album. He says: “I mixed a lot of synths with piano, baroque organ, saxophone, cello and field recordings. This album tells a story — it is a trip of a person who discovers our world abandoned and forgotten. It is ambient, electronica and neo-classical at the same time.”


Flying Penguin | What We Want

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Pop-Punk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Are penguins able to fly? When you listen to these four guys from Munich, you might think so. Those who like Green Day, Sum 41 or Blink 182 will be a fan of Flying Penguin. Felix Schneider (vocals, guitar), Timo Ambrus (guitar), Thomas Bösl (drums) and Florian Knoll bass, backing vocals) share the first single from their second album Orange. The topical What We Want song criticizes the lack of transperancy in politics. Sooner or later that leads to frustration, loss of trust and at the end to a devided society. One chorus is enough to get the song stuck in your head.”


Manoel Tosto | Better Walk

HOME BASE: Brazil.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Taking inspiration from his travels, nature, spirituality and animals, Mano’s music knows no musical boundaries or genres. The intention behind his brand of world music is to help people feel, reflect, heal or awaken in the same way that Mano uses music as a tool of self-therapy. Whether its a relaxed evening stroll, meditation or study session, Mano’s hand-crafted instrumental sounds create a soothing and calming energy that will allow you and your thoughts to rest at ease. Better Walk is frome his album Beira De Praia, which was recorded in Morro de São Paulo, a small town located directly next to the sea.”


Anso Baya | I Want To Be Born Again

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I compose and record all my songs at home in my studio. I love artists like Ben Howard, Hayley Williams, Scarypoolparty, Tori Kelly and Alanis Morissette. I created a very rich universe I can not define the style in which I belong — I could say pop, folk, indie and gospel.”


Frozen Factory | Old Money

HOME BASE: Finland.
GENRE: Hard Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We make thoughtful and atmospheric alt-rock that explores themes of compassion and empathy. We grew up listening to artists such as Alice In Chains, Rage Against The Machine, Iron Maiden, Depeche Mode, Muse and Pink Floyd and continue to explore new performers. We released our debut album Planted Feet in June and are following up with a series of singles, culminating in the new EP The First Liquidation.”


Gregson | Pas Si Facile

HOME BASE: Gabon / Canada.
GENRE: World.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Gregson is an international French-speaking artist who has carried out several musical projects in Africa, Canada and France. He first immersed himself in the rap / hip-hop universe and has then broadened his musical styles to Afrobeat and urban pop. The Canadian and Gabonese public discovered him in 2006, when he released the single Invasion Barbare. Other songs such as Je Vois De La Haine or PLTDP have established his credibility on the Quebec hip-hop scene.”


Sampito | Get Light

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: EDM.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “French composer, producer, keyboardist, and guitarist Sampito likes to defy genres by mixing electronica, rock, psych and beyond. In those dark ages, here’s a catchy and dancing yet melancholic track to support our need for better times. Here’s hoping we can all dance again together soon!”


Hunnid | Want Me

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Urban.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Hunnid is an award-winning urban artist, songwriter, producer and engineer. Continuously raising the bar higher for himself, the one-man army is on a devoted mission to be the voice for those who are often silenced. Born and raised in Chicago, is flare for freestyling no doubt had a lot to do with his natural adeptness to write poetry, which once even led to a piece being published at only 10 years old. Want Me has a tropical fun vibe to it and it is a easy listen. It’s truly a nice blend between meaningful lyrics and melodies.”


Ronn3 | Solflicka

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: EDM.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Ronn3 has been producing house music for over 10 years. He started out as a DJ posting his mixes on the Internet. He was noticed by a web radio and word spread. He created his own label Elyontro Records. The adventure and the passion continue with this latest single Solflicka.”


Rodriguez Jr. | Worakls – Nikki Remix

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Award-winning music producer and live performer Rodriguez Jr. (aka Olivier Mateu) has spent 20 years in the industry, with his vast experience of all genres of electronic music making him the visionary of melodic house and techno he is today. Worakls has invited Rodriguez Jr. to remix Nikki, from his 2019 album Orchestra. He preserves Nikki’s soul and morphs it into an electronic music adventure that carries you deeper into the dancefloor. “I am stoked I finally get to do something with Worakls as I have so much respect for his music,” says Rodriguez Jr. “Remixing Nikki was a exciting challenge, trying to give a different perspective to the lush original layers of strings.”


Woven | Tony Anderson – Tenderness Remix

HOME BASE: Ireland.
GENRE: Elctronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Irish electronic music producer Woven fuses elements of ambient, progressive, techno and cinematic music. His old alias Murtagh was quite successful. Now he is launching his new alias Woven to focus on electronic music that is more personal, intimate and refined. The project launches a remix of Tenderness by Tony Anderson, a friend and cinematic music composer from the United States. It features beautifully felted pianos, waves of cello swells and a constantly developing breakbeat.”


Vote Eddy | Raté

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Navy sailor with a heavy burdened heart.”


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