Groover Playlist 83 | Another Set Of Prime Numbers

Your latest lineup of dynamic, diverse creations by artists from near and far.

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Daniel Arena sings his September song, Martin Théberge travels the world, Peter Lake beckons you, Funkindustry throw a massive dance party, Domenico Masiello wings it — and there are plenty of other artists joining him in another high-flying list of submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) visit to my Tinnitist Top 150 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, get up to speed on these tracks:

 


Daniel Arena | Son Of September

HOME BASE: Brazil.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m a singer-songwriter from Southern Brazil. My music is influenced by the sound of the strings. I play the 12-string guitar, lap steel (Weissenborn) and acoustic guitar. I write both instrumental and lyrical songs. Son of September was written for my dad, who was born in September. It has a cinematic vibe on it.”


Martin Théberge | Venir Au Monde (ft. Danielle Oddera)

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Neo-Classical Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Martin Théberge has taken advantage of the particular reality of recent months to devote himself to his art. It is in this context that he now wishes to offer a gift to all its listeners: An adaptation of Venir Au Monde en duet with singer Danielle Oddera. Produced alongside musical director, designer and pianist Benoît Sarrasin, this new single is part of a desire to continue the work of the late singer-songwriter Sylvain Lelièvre.”


Peter Lake | Come Over Here

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Peter Lake is a New York City singer-songwriter who revels in anonymity. His musical influences include Curtis Mayfield, Motown, Billie Eilish and Rüfüs Du Sol. So it’s no surprise that he has not stuck to one genre, dabbling in rock, pop, indie, and house. He says: “I wrote (Come Over Here) during a period when I felt like things were on autopilot … it was all repetitive. Music helps me escape the mundane, and one day in particular I started to feel like I was sleepwalking through my day. I think we’ve all been there. When I wrote Come Over Here, it was really intended as a wakeup call for myself! Time is rare, so don’t waste it. Open your eyes!”


Funkindustry | Gimme All You Got

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Funk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Funkindustry draw their energy from a variety of Afro-American music of the 20th century — the raw gimmicks of funk, the smooth melodies of R&B and the sensuality of acid-jazz music among them. Last summer, Funkindustry discovered an audience in Japan. Yutaro Yoshihara (a teacher in Osaka) contacted the group to find out if they could use a single from Funkindustry for a dance competition his students were presenting. Through the  exchange, the group came into contact with other troupes. These exchanges made the group think about a crazy project: Bringing together dancers from all over Japan on the video for Gimme All You Got. In the end, nine crews and 65 dancers took part in the project.”


Domenico Masiello | Fly Away

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: New Age.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “my name is Domenico Masiello and I am a violinist and composer from Italy. My New Age single Fly Away is an instrumental piece for violin, piano and percussion in a modern style (a sort of instrumental crossover).”


Santos P | Pull Up

HOME BASE: Finland.
GENRE: Afro-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Santos Papitcho, better known by his stage name Santos P, is a Congolese-Angolan singer and songwriter. He is a versatile artist with extensive skills in Afrobeat, Afropop, Kizomba and R&B. He has performed at concert venues, bars, nightclubs, festivals, weddings and birthdays all over Finland, France and Germany.”


Jam TheBrain | Si Mal

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Soul / R&B.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m a new singer based in Canada. My latest song is about love and how important is to show it to people we love. Life is short — don’t waste time hiding your feelings.”


Matild | Avant

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Matild is a French pop singer in the style of Brigitte Bardot. With Avant, Matild offers us a title on the pandemic. From the first listen to the lyrics, a fleeting feeling of nostalgia takes hold of us, accompanied by a catchy tune to help us overcome this period. The song is accompanied by a clip shot in the legendary private club Castel on Serge Gainsbourg’s piano.”


François Demarki | A Janela Para

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Here I am with the title A Janela Para, which I hope will add some festive colors to this new summer season.”


Nilow | Mi Oportunidad

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Reaggeton.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Originally from Martinique, I have always been a music lover since I was young. That’s why I decided to launch myself in music.”


Tekno_Killerbong | Saoul Dans Cave

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: EDM.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “My song is very good. Listen to it and you’ll be dazzled.”


Woodini | Ydoll

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Woodini is a beatmaker who has released several EPs an album. Ydoll is a part of Woodini’s new EP Lloyd. Woodini, who draws influence from British electro-chill, is located at the crossroads between Mount Kimbie, The Acid, Sampha and Jamie xx.”


Ylda | Energy

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Soul/R&B
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m a new independent artist. I’m still in my studies and singing is my hobby. I live in Paris but was born in Cameroun. I’m 20.”


Eric B Turner | Aint No Good

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Blues.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “In this song, Eric’s message is a caution/warning to make smart choices, cleverly wrapped in a humorous satire. This song is recorded with a southern juke-joint feel. It rides on the waves of the musicality and storytelling of B.B. King and Muddy Waters.”


Brent Thompson | One More Whiskey

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Blues.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m an independent Canadian multi-instrumentalist, writer, composer, producer in the blues / Americana genre. This is my second blues single. My full album will be released in June.”


Adrien Lepowic | When I Got Nothing To Do

HOME BASE: Belgium.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A catchy, chill and upbeat track, When I Got Nothing To Do is about unreciprocated love. It does sound a bit depressing, but the beat is energetic and refreshing. The melody easily gets stuck in one’s head.”


GRY ft. Nevve | Now Or Never (with Thomas Gold)

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: EDM.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:GRY is a multi-genre music producer / DJ from London who is based in Taipei, Taiwan. His anthemic new single Now Or Never features fellow dance producer Thomas Gold and acclaimed vocal collective Nevve. The track offers production of epic proportions, building up irresistibly melodic verses before releasing into an utterly electrifying hook. GRY explains his newest is “a track about going on a thrilling spontaneous trip and making the most of the moment.”


Freddie Dickson | Night People

HOME BASE: United Kingdom / Germany.
GENRE: Indie-Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Freddie Dickson is a London singer-songwriter whose inspirations include Nick Cave, Portishead and Sharon Van Etten. He returns with his upbeat new single Night People. Having received support from countless blogs and radio, Dickson and his talented band team up with a host of beautiful vocalists to celebrate Freddie’s newfound home in the Berlin music scene. The soaring melodies and catchy refrains echo around Freddie’s emotive voice, transporting you to a sticky dance floor, hands in the air, without a care in the world.”


DomAir | Learned To Survive (ft. Blexia)

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: EDM.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:DomAir is a German DJ & producer whose music ranges from electro to future and progressive house. Learned To Survive is made by underdogs for underdogs, for all people feeling like they don’t belong, for all the ones that have been fooled, bullied, discriminated or felt like giving up. The song talks about the pain that comes from rejection, hate and resentment and what it means to push through against all odds. Blexia’s powerful yet soulful vocals carry the song, which is reminiscent of Sam Smith or Aretha Franklin. The EDM track with its progressive house production is an uplifting and empowering anthem, especially in times like these where life is hard for everyone and words of encouragement are very much needed.”


Angelo Rascool | Corona

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Reggae.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Angelo Rascool is a singer-songwriter from Benin who currently lives in Le Mans. He sings in his traditional language Fon as well as English and French. He has already made several albums with his group Jamafrica, including I Have Something, which was released in 2019. A battered and homeless child, he knows that the strength of hope is the best weapon to survive. Created during quarntine, Corona acts as a formidable antidepressant. Your body and mind can’t help but dance and be happy using this musical balm.”


Alice Animal | Tandem

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Gracefully fusing guitar and voice, energy and softness, delicacy and boldness, Alice Animal explores her own hybridity — part poet, part creature — in front of our eyes. She lays bare her rage and her vulnerability, her spirit of rebellion and her passionate love, all set to the sultry rhythms of rock, pop and chanson. Alice Animal is a hidden gem whose charisma, captivating musical universe and artistic sincerity carry us away. The French singer and electric guitarist is back with the new pop-rock single Tandem. Through this fast-paced song, you will be invited to experience not only the burden of life, but also a surge of happiness, which is something quite needed during this shitty period.”


Dougal Matthews | Gravity

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: House.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m a fairly experienced U.K. musician who had pretty much hung up his musicianing to have a family and start a business. When lockdown hit, I moved my office back home and found time to begin recording music again. Also, it’s important to know that I f@*king love house music — deep house, progressive deep house, any f@*king house will do. It’s all I listen to now (although I’ve picked up influences far and wide over the years, from Pink Floyd to The Beatles to AC/DC — I fear no genre and take the view that if it’s good music, it’s good, no matter where it comes from!) Gravity.”


Simon Denizart | Zoha

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Neo-Classical / Jazz.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Originally from France, pianist Simon Denizart arrived in Montreal in 2011 and wasted no time in getting heard. He has released three records: Between Two Worlds (2015), Beautiful People (2016) and Darkside (2017). He has performed in Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and his native France and was nominated in 2017 and 2018 at the ADISQ in the Jazz Album of the Year category.”


Blitz Union | Not Proud (To Be A Human Being)

HOME BASE: Czechia
GENRE: Synth-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Blitz Union are a furious rock band that combine melodic pop toplines with hard rock and EDM. Using a blend of heavy guitar riffs, industrial metal overtones and rock vocals, Blitz Union refuse to be put into a specific genre or category. The band stands for much more than music. Blitz Union are about standing together in times of uncertainty, pointing out social, economic and political issues. Sometimes they are serious and forceful. Sometimes they are ironic and sarcastic. But they are never conventional. Not Proud is Blitz Union’s new single and the title track from their new sophomore EP. The majestic arrangement blends rock and EDM elements with catchy vocal hooks and elevating synth leads. “Why do we still think that the human race is superior to all others?” they say. “Nature can live without us, but we certainly can’t live without nature. Did we forget?”


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