Groover Playlist 147: All The Music That Fits (And More) Pt. 1

Let's get it started with another slate of new songs from hear, there & everywhere.

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Human Pattern thinks outside the box, Marie Warnant follows her own path, 4ever Lost can’t find their way home, Jeffrey Piton comes to the end — but that’s just the beginning of today’s submissions from Groover, a platform that connects artists with critics like me for a small fee. You can (and should) follow me on Spotify HERE, check out my Top 150 playlist HERE, or 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, go HERE. But first, get started with these impressive offerings:

 


Human Pattern | Skinnerbox

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “After a trip to Berlin and a true love at first sight for German minimal techno, Human Pattern sets out to reproduce the surgical sounds of electronic machines and the abstract textures of synthesizers with his instrument: The saxophone. Using guitar effects pedals, microphones of all kinds and his computer, he twists this wind instrument to offer an electrified, colder and synthetic version. Human Pattern is an unusual take on the saxophone: dark, repetitive and minimalist. Listening to his new single Skinnerbox, we are surprised to hear sounds close to synthesizers while everything was recorded from a saxophone.”


Marie Warnant | Simbolo

HOME BASE: Belgium.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Marie Warnant is a multi-faceted artist of the Belgian music scene. She is an author, composer, arranger, musician and performer. She has beautiful writing, a unique voice, a whole personality and she is a musician who, for the past 15 years, has appropriated French songs in her own way, bringing a personal touch and an original coloir. Her new album Amour Sans Fin come out on April 22. It’s an concept album, alternative, eclectic, electro pop with accents of rock in French, English & Spanish.”


4ever Lost | I Don’t Know How To Love You

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: R&B | Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Angels and demons take different shapes in each and everyone’s life. We often imagine them as little creatures sitting on our shoulders, but they can also manifest themselves through different relationships we have or little voices in our heads. 4ever Lost is the synthesis of all this. The core of the band was formed in 2020 by Six the singer, Hero the guitarist and bass player, Oni the keyboard player and Abi the drummer/percussionist. Mixing alternative RNB and pop, their music is cradled by poetic and deep lyrics and productions both intoxicating and percussive. 4ever Lost is us. 4ever Lost can be you. 4ever Lost is the whole world. Welcome aboard this journey that aspires to show that despite our differences, we all share the same bonds deep within ourselves. I Dont Know How To Love You is their first single, unveiled with a sublime and magnetic video, for a strong and striking debut.”


Jeffrey Piton | Au Bout Du Monde

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “With his clear and warm voice, singer-songwriter Jeffrey Piton introduces us to a soft and tender side of indie-folk. Mixing multiple acoustic instruments with ease, juxtaposed with hopeful melodic lines, Jeffrey immediately grabs attention and knows how to reach and touch people with his music. Recognized for his compositions in English and his bewitching prose, he offers us Au Bout Du Monde, from an EP due this year. The candid song speaks to us of resilience. “I sing of the comfort, the one you feel when you find that special someone, the one you care about, in a darker period of life, against all odds,” he says. “The fact of not being afraid to build something grandiose, even if life puts us in the way.”


Stacy Gabel | Sunny Days

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Country-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Stacy Gabel’s style has been dubbed ‘theatrical pop,’ as she sings with the warmth and wisdom of a 1950s jazz singer with elements of Broadway. Stacy is an accomplished performer and award-winning singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania. She has received national attention as a successful entertainment entrepreneur who writes music that empowers and entertains. Sunny Days is an uptempo, uplifting country-pop song backed primarily by acoustic guitar, bass, piano, and percussion. After missing family, friends and loved ones for so long, this song lightheartedly conveys the honest feelings of how those loved ones can “lift you up just like a hot air balloon.” This single is an optimistic reminder that better days are ahead.”


Emmanuel Della Torre | Osez Joséphine

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Blues.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A subtle trapper of the soul, Emmanuel Della Torre brings us inner treasures: Furs of the sweetest memories, fleeces of the worst moments, all found on his album Le Folk, l’Or et l’Horizon. After many versions tested on stage, let me present to you Osez Josephine, an acoustic country-blues cover.”


Kxmona | The Way It Goes

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Hey, please check out my new release.”


Lady Ahnabel | Mauvaise Élève

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Hard Rock.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Lady Ahnabel wants to refresh the vision of French metal and rock by stimulating the ears of her listeners.”


Pc Lamar | O Próprio

HOME BASE: Brazil.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Pc Lamar is a singer and songwriter in the rock and folk genres. Born in Maceio, Alagoas, the artist portrays themes of everyday life, relationships humanities and issues dear to the political and philosophical debate of contemporaneity. Pc Lamar just released the studio album A Enigmática Lost Word by Pc Lamar Under a Red Summer Sky, which represents a special moment of maturation and experimentation of the musician. “Most of the issues that the record crosses arise from problems dear to philosophy and sociology,” explains Lamar, who has a degree in history. “My journey of studies and reflections in these fields refers to the Marxian dialectic, philosophy of language, phenomenology of spirituality, hermeneutics and a few glimpses of quantum physics.”


Voodoo Town | South Town

HOME BASE: Australia / Germany.
GENRE: Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “With the new single South Town, the international project Voodoo Town once again present their great potential for great songs. Modern grooves, catchy melodies paired with the unique voice of Australian frontman Brent W. Larkham; that’s what Voodoo Town stand for. The release of their long-awaited album Head Over Heels is planned for summer 2022.”


Vooo | Ocean Of Noise

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Jazz-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Vooo is the jazz-pop duo of Anne-Fred (vocals, guitar) and Cédric (keyboards). Vooo‘s sound is difficult to define (even for them), between pop, rock and jazz. Hypersensitive to melody and harmonizations, Anne-Fred and Cédric compose all their music together. With Ocean of Noise, the duo present a rhythmic and harmonized song with satirical lyrics about the modern world. Vooo reinforce their pure and simple style, loving silence and soft arrangements.”


Young Spit | Sinogusiga

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: R&B / Soul
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Niyomwungere Eric, popularly known by his stage name Young Spit, is a Burundian singer and songwriter. Rock Star, his EP, was released in 2020. Sinogusiga is a pop and R&B tune full of energy and optimism. The beats are captivating, the guitars are uplifting, the instruments stand out and Young Spit’s vocals get into the mood of the song.”


Jonathan Orland & Stéphane Tsapis | Beltz

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Jazz.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Stéphane Tsapis is a passionate traveller, composer, and pianist who has forever been building bridges between his Mediterranean roots and multicultural Paris, the international gateway and melting pot where he grew up. As leader of the group Kaïmaki, Tsapis produced the album Mataroa as a showcase for the spoken word, specifically his own father’s voice recounting the forced exile of Greek people caused by the civil war. With his album Le Tsapis Volant, (The Flying Tsapis, a pun on the French “tapis volant” for “magic carpet”), the aim was to blend the particular voice of the oriental piano, a singular musical instrument producing a unique sound, with female voices from wide-ranging backgrounds. It was meant as a musical retrospective featuring his artistic collaborations from the recent past.”


Nedelko | Coeur Bleu

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Nedelko shares the video for Coeur Bleu, a beautiful track of his album Urizen. The sea, the great spaces, the sky, are among the many elements that resonate particularly well with the music of the young artist. Ethereal, poetic, without forgetting his rap roots, Coeur Bleu offers us a few minutes in suspension, between precise writing, experimental production and sharpened flow.”


Sounet | Toi-Même

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am a French rapper my city is Lyon. I am ambitious and optimistic, with an album ready.”


3.14Air | On A Besoin D’Histoires

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:3.14Air (aka Pierre) is a French songwriter. Some say that his music is reminiscent of Thomas Fersen, Yann Tiersen or Jeanne Cherhal. True or false, illusory but essential, we need endless stories. 3.14Air delivers a hymn to this need through a pop production tinged with electro. The author has fun with poetry and benevolence.”


Palm Beach News | Palm Trees (ft. Laayie)

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Hip-Hop Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Founded in Lyon in 2019, Palm Beach News features Juliette Berry (writer and singer) and Félix Fléchet (composer and producer). On Palm Trees, the nostalgic sweetness of Juliette’s voice blends with the verses of London rapper Laayie, the roundness of a deep bass and the energy of an electric guitar. Palm Trees is the melancholy memory of a past summer, the need to take refuge in a bubble of happiness that has disappeared. It’s a bridge between a soulful vibe and a hip-hop flow.”


Nasmore | #The_Deal

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “It was early in 2021 when Nasmore chose to turn his wildest dreams into his daily reality — permanently. Like a great many artists, he grew up attached to his stereo and instruments surrounding him, fully immersed within music of all kinds. With an exploratory and adventurous spirit, a tremendous natural skillset, and the courage to experiment with anything and everything new to him, he developed an authentic taste for diversity that he instantly infused into his own unique process. Throughout a truly groundbreaking year, he released a series of singles that took his songs around the globe online. His latest track is a bold odyssey that leads straight into the center of the mind’s eye, fearlessly diving into the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that build us up and break us down. It’s a hip-hop/rap over a rock bed, all about friendship and relationships.”


Jahmatics | Music Can Change

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Dancehall.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Brooklyn-based Jahmatics is a math and science educator, and a new dancehall artist looking to do things differently. He blends singing melodies with rap and dancehall reggae in his music, and many of his songs are educational. Jahmatics also incorporates upbeat pop and hip-hop vibes, and his tracks feature a splash of international flavor! In honour of black history month, this song pays tribute to some musicians that have changed the world.”


Bensou | Hiver

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:llyes Bensalem, alias Bensou, is distinguished by his musical approach as well as his inspirations. His music is urban and popular, with tasty melodies, a mixture of style and a technique all his own. Bensou is a reserved artist who bubbles from the inside. His first EP is the beginning of a career that promises to be for this young pianist.”


SS.HH.A.N.A | Mental

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Dance-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A hot new track with a unique ’80s and ’90s vibe, produced by one of the world’s leading producers and engineers.”


Scotty Berg | You Don’t Have To Be Alone

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Scotty Berg is a 14-year-old pop singer-songwriter, born in Edmonton, now based in Kelowna, looking to leave a mark on the music industry. Bullying can slowly destroy someone’s self-esteem and Berg speaks up about it through his latest song You Don’t Have to Be Alone. The song is here to show his listeners that their struggles don’t have to be an individual burden; they will always have someone to lean on if they fall. Inspired by the anti-bullying and suicide prevention movements in junior high and high school, this emphatic pop banger begins with a soft guitar line and Scotty’s powerful voice. It’s a wise and hopeful song meant to uplift. “Fans should go away with a sense of hope and inspiration and know there are people that are always there to lend a hand and depend on during the tough times,” Scotty says.”


Filligar | At Sea

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Filligar have a prolific catalog heralded by some of the most influential musicians, journalists, and cultural outposts of our times. Filligar features Casey Gibson (piano/keys) and Mathias brothers Johnny (guitar/vocals), Teddy (bass), and Pete (drums). Together, the quartet have produced a music catalog celebrated as “of prestige value” by ASCAP. They have recorded at hallmark studios (Gravity Studios, Electrical Audio), performed at the nation’s venerated venues (The Troubadour, Bowery Ballroom, Wolf Trap) and supported Grammy-winning artists such as Counting Crows and The Black Keys.”


Denodamafia | She Make It Clap

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am a German songwriter.”


Nerves Baddington | Lotus Eaters (ft. Black Plastique & Llinnil)

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We are Nerves Baddington, currently operating out of Birmingham and Denver. We have released two albums, micro and macro (technically two versions of the same record). These albums feature unique beats, catchy hooks and some of the best feature rappers throughout the U.S. We are proud of these releases and put a lot of work into them.”


NY Teez | Paper Mud

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:NY Teez is a singer-songwriter from The Bronx, currently based in Atlanta. He started his music-making journey in 2016 and has drawn inspiration from many genres including psychedelic funk, alternative and rap. NY Teez hopes to grow his fanbase and keep momentum with his forthcoming releases. “Eyndigo and I made Paper Mud on a mountain trip we took last year in March,” he says. “It is the song with a mellow vibe that brings you into the world we were trying to build inside of the cabin.”


Kaution Mr. 700 | High Science

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Uptempo boom-bap hip-hop, produced by Grammy-winning producer Jah Born.”


Gilles Snowcat | Hot Towel (From That Funky Hotel)

HOME BASE: Belgium.
GENRE: Reggae.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “1 | Aquarius born on Mardi Gras day. 2 | Launched his Awaken project in high school, early 1988, with an old synthesizer, a detuned piano and some bad (but tasty) mixes of booze. 3 | Recorded Memories Of A Teenage Cat early 1989, an urban blues vaguely inspired by the suburbs of the city in winter. 4 | Enneagram type 4 (occasionally trying to step into type 8’s shoes for fun). You’ve been warned. 5 | Designing some massage music too, and hypnosis music. 6 | Making you dance with colourful EDM / Trance music, even wearing the costume of beatmaker sometimes. 7 | Wrote a book, The Rock Star Paradox, in order to help shy musicians unleash your inner rock star. 8 | Signed by a Japanese label but created his own vanity label for the sake of giving his ego some pleasure. 9 | Has nine as lucky number. “Aren’t hotel rooms fascinating places? You may wonder what happens behind closed doors once the mini-bar has been open. And you recall your own guilty pleasures with your lover, when you just started playing with the hot towel. Love songs after dark never grow old. How about you?”


Zedicus | White Dove

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Reggae.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m an Ethiopian reggae and world music artist residing in D.C. It seems everyone wants and hopes for peace around the world, but it’s easier said than done. This is why I feel it is important to remind ourselves that achieving peace requires an ongoing effort from those than can speak out and from those that can act to end conflict. It’s important to fight for peace and harmony, with whatever tools and means we have available. Politicans talk about it, journalists write about it, and musicians sing about it. This song is my humble contribution to that effort.”


Ingrid St-Pierre | Petits Fruits

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Through her airy and candid songs, Ingrid St-Pierre has quickly become a beloved figure in the public eye, receiving numerous awards and nominations along the way. As a self-taught artist, she soars through her imagery and dreamy melodies, inviting whoever will into her vibrant and lyrical universe. In Petits Fruits, she says, “I am 5 years old. Time is a small fruit. I infuse my summer holidays with the rhythm of the pickings. Time for strawberries, raspberries, fiddleheads, time for blueberries, hazelnuts, time for apples, then time to go back to school. I spend my summer days, one strawberry at a time, my fingers blushing.”


Mehmet Akbal | The Light

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:The Light is part of the Cure Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album. This is the theme for the love interest of the protagonist and also the theme for the emotional ending of the plot.”


James Hawken | Warts ‘n’ All – A Performance

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am a piano-based musician creating pieces in a neoclassical, chill style. My piano pieces are all about feeling and communication of emotion. I have been told that I have a great touch and I’m very expressive when playing. I decided that it might be interesting to capture this in a live improvised session. This piece is this attempt. I thought people would enjoy the spontaneity and free expression.”


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