Groover Playlist 153 | Plays Of The Day

Spend some qualitiy time with the latest & greatest tracks from around the globe.

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Human Pattern run on instinct, Alessia Raisi is in the pink, Adelina goes on an ego trip, Língua Terra are complicit 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) follow me on Spotify HERE, check out my Top 200 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, enjoy these fine finds:

 


Human Pattern | Animal Instinct

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 only 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. “I want break the codes and place the saxophone in an original way in a techno minimal universe,” he says. “All the sounds of my tracks are produced only with a saxophone.”


Alessia Raisi | Le Vie En Rose

HOME BASE: China.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Alessia Raisi is an Italian singer, songwriter and music producer. In 2010, went to China, fell in love with this beautiful Country and started to learn Chinese. In March, she released her first French-language EP Ma vie. It contains 3 songs: Her original song Tu Es Ma Vie and covers of Edith Piaf’s La Vie En Rose and Retourner Là-Bas by Jean-Baptiste Guegan. La Vie En Rose is suitable for our times, and the video completes the message that the artist wants to send.”


Adelina | Ego Mégalo

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Blues.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Adelina is a multifaceted artist, singer and actress. With frankness and self-mockery, her songs give us her view of society, her questions, doubts and desires, with modern lyrics. Her ’60s-sounding pop music was born from an encounter with the musician Tony Bonfils who brings, through all his experience and his qualities as an arranger, a sought-after dimension while remaining accessible. “I am a French artist,” she says. “I write and compose my titles on subjects that challenge me or question me in everyday life, with a good dose of self-mockery. As in this title, Ego Mégalo, where I personify our ego in the face of social networks, the management of our image in life and the man who always wants more.”


Língua Terra | Cumplicidades

HOME BASE: Angola.
GENRE: World.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Putumayo is pleased to announce its new Putumayo Discovery series with its first digital EP, Putumayo Discovery Presents Acoustic World, featuring five songs by exceptional artists from around the world. Língua Terra is a project featuring artists from six Portuguese-speaking countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Portugal. It features an exceptional lineup of musicians including Paulo Flores from Angola, Manecas Costa from Guinea-Bissau, Swami Jr. from Brazil, Lenna Bahule from Mozambique and many others.”


Specyal T | Double Take

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Starting as a pianist at the early age of two, Specyal T began playing, with her foster parents’ encouragement, as much as possible on the family piano. At six, Specyal T officially began her piano training through the Royal Conservatory Of Music up until the end of her high school career — where she not only graduated with honours, but was the first black valedictorian in her school’s 100-plus year history. Sometime after, Specyal T released her first single and video Ice Cream Cone, featuring iconic Canadian rapper Michie Mee. Since then she has released an assortment of 10 EP and LPs. With her distinctive voice and flow, she is usually compared to a young Lauryn Hill.”


Pasteur Ildevert Massamba | Ancien Des Âges

HOME BASE: Congo.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “From the Republic of Congo, Pasteur Ildevert Massamba is an author, composer, performer and producer.”


TFSG Wyteboi | Legend

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m a new independent artist from SE Washington D.C.”


Silk Skin Lovers | Forever

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Silk Skin Lovers unveil Forever, the first single from their upcoming EP out this summer! Following up their project Bloom, the French-British trio based in Paris come back right on time for spring, with synths and its vaporous guitars. Between frantic rhythms and soaring melodies, Silk Skin Lovers depict a nocturnal universe where the energy of drunkenness mixes with the melancholy of a late night. Through a music influenced by the aesthetics of New Wave, the young musicians deploy a nostalgic surrealism. Forever is a ballad, a haunting slow song that naturally invites the listener to daydream. In a polar twilight with pastel shades, brightly colored patches of melancholy, euphoria, and happiness shake, somewhere between Beach House, Her’s and The Smiths.”


Felipe Cortez | Só Quero Me Sentir Bem

HOME BASE: Brazil.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Só Quero Me Sentir Bem (I Only Want To Feel Good) is a song by a boy from the countryside of Minas Gerais, which puts into perspective the pain and delight of being intense. His struggle with anxiety, difficulties with homosexual relationships within the society he lives in. Felipe Cortez is a born composer, and his lyrics are like poetry, without fear of expressing what his heart overflows.”


Alex Métivier | Avant Que Tout S’Effondre

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “My new song Avant Que Tout S’Effondre is a French indie-folk song with a touch of fuzz guitar and heartfelt lyrics. The song is about letting someone go before the world turns upside down. It is a sad, mature but too late realization. It can be about a breakup but also grieving. A live session was also released to promote the song. It was recorded in the control room of the Studio Dandurand in Montreal, where I recorded the EP.”


PNQT | Nouvelle Realite

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “The meeting of four troublemaking musicians from various backgrounds: Electro/house (Lidwine), punk/new Wave (Roman), dub/jazz (Guillaume), soul/hip-hop (Lionel). Pumped up, they decide to unite their strengths and their differences to bring a breath of fresh air to French pop. “Our mission: To create mega good sound that puts the SMILE in your face for the day,” they say. “Our new single is called Nouvelle Realite (New Reality). It’s a great cry of hope, a breath, a call to movement that returns, to the world that starts up again, to the horizon that opens. Is accompanied by a feel-good clip. The new reality is up to each of us to create.”


Julius Rut | Echoue Et Recommence

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I am Julius Rut, beatmaker, rapper and singer from Evry. My music mixes sarcasm, melancholy and storytelling on productions ranging from banger to organic instrumental. Greatly influenced by American rap (’90s and current), my sound is a crossover between Notorious B.I.G. and Anderson .Paak, on productions where Niska would be comfortable. Echoue Et Recommence (Fail And Start Again) is an introspective piece combining acoustic and electronic sounds, accompanied by a powerful drunk beat, dressed in a flow that is both sung and rapped.” Produced, written and mixed by Rut, the song lays bare and reveals an artist full of flaws and inhabited by doubt despite an unequaled motivation. This is Rut’s second single before his seven-track EP, which is scheduled for May and will be accompanied by a five-episode video series retracing the journey of a failed artist dreaming of glory and success.”


Clou9 | Never Comin Down

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Clou9, an artist / producer/ engineer from New Jersey, brings class and substance into a struggling hip-hop genre that is missing morals and value. He represents truth, authenticity, loyalty, accountability, and dedication. Never Coming Down is a single off of his EP Speak. Never Comin Down is the message of this EP in a nutshell, as it talks about the struggle of addiction, dealing with hard times and hard work. Working hard will never be a problem because this is what I live for.”


Adrien Bocksruth | Jade

HOME BASE: Belgium.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “While piano has always had a place in my life, I can’t say the same about its practice. I was only a student at the conservatory from 10 to 12; the strict codes of the institution put me off and drove me away from the music world, stopping me from pursuing this experience. It is only in 2020, after a 10-year break, that I decided to get back to practising this instrument of infinite sounds — this time in my own way and with my own rules. I’m not a pianist like the others; I’m just a random guy who shares what comes to my mind. Here is the last song from my first album Precious, where every song represents a gemstone with their colour and their own features. Here is Jade, a calm and peaceful song.”


Isaac Joy | Lights On

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “The love of my life left me for a dummer so I started making music. Lights On is a rap song with some jazz infusion. I play saxophone and guitar, and sing and rap. It’s a fucking good song; take a listen, I promise.”


Lines In The Sky | Insight

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Hard Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Lines In The Sky’s new EP Insight propels the Nashville progressive-rock trio back into the music universe after the pandemic doldrums. Frontman Jesse Brock, younger brother Bowman on drums and bassist Nick Mills helm Lines In The Sky. Lines In The Sky create a modern blend of progressive, active, and alternative rock, making the band’s music listenable, rockable, and grooveable. Crossing rock niches and formats from prog to alternative to metal, LITS blends authentic musicianship with boundary-defying songwriting, topping off the combination with “singers’ singer” vocals, sibling harmonies and the band’s own pro-quality production.”


Goldwoman | Neapolitan

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Somewhere between seductive soul & infectious dance pop, Neapolitan leads with a funky bass line and shimmering synths under strong vocals and timeless lyrics. Playful yet honest, this sad bop is a song anyone can relate to.”


Kojo “Easy” Damptey | Protest

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Kojo “Easy” Damptey is an Afro-soul music producer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and poet, born and raised in Ghana. He currently resides in Canada, writing, composing and producing songs with various artists around the world. Kojo makes music with a purpose, music that inspires us to change the world to make it a better place. This was evident in his sophomore album Giants: Stories of Existence, Resilience and Resistance. His debut record Daylight Robbery won the 2015 Hamilton Music Award for Pop Record of the Year. Kojo is scheduled to release his third album Radical Thoughts later this spring.”


Fusion Pizza Bonne | Music Is The Answer

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We’re Fusion Pizza Bonne, a Paris-based band of groove lovers. For our first album, we’ve put together eight original songs with influences from reggae to dub to funk to soul and disco. We believe our tunes can be universally enjoyed, so our goal is to have more music lovers around the world listening to them!”


JSanti | Conversations

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:JSanti (John Santiago) is an alt-Americana singer-songwriter from New York. His sound is a mix of blues, rock, soul and country. Having recently relocated to Florida, J has been performing his original songs all around the Sun Coast circuit. JSanti recently released the album Conversations with Brooklyn after years of performing general manager duties for the legendary concert venue Webster Hall. With the title track Conversations — an ode to being held accountable by a lover — JSanti examines relationship failures and desires.”


Sean Dampte | Fela N Bob Marley

HOME BASE: Nigeria.
GENRE: Reggae.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Sean Dampte has been a foundational fixture in the rise of Afrobeats in the U.K., and is revered for his stellar fusion of Afrobeats, dancehall and pop music, which has amassed over four million plays along the way. In Fela N Bob Marley, Dampte treats the listeners to a surreal experience in time where all that exists is nothing other than calmness and peace.”


Marilou Nézeys | The Falling

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Marilou Nézeys has walked the halls of French and European festivals. Under her fingers, the piano sings like a human voice. She has been a resident pianist of the Ritz Paris, Hotel George V and Harry’s American Bar. Her upcoming album Earth reveals her talent as a composer. The Falling is a piano solo piece. It’s like an evocation of this endless fall that is the passage of a human being on earth. Rhythmic, lyrical, and frantic, it is undoubtedly the piece closest to a jazz aesthetic on my album. The melody, inconsolable and heroic at the same time, makes us slip into this endless chromaticism.”


Malvill | Dans Toutes Les Langues

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: Malvill lets his music do the talking.


Andriana Chobot | Like It’s the Last Time (Radiostar Remix)

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: EDM.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Andriana Chobot started to write songs in high school. Initially classical compositions, they gradually evolved into what you hear today. She honed her craft mostly because of her love for performance, whether it’s playing in her band or in dramatic plays onstage. Her music is getting more experimental, but she insists that she “couldn’t even try” to define it, saying, “What I hear in my dream thought bubble is different than what you hear. And I certainly wouldn’t want to burst your bubble.” This conceptual drum and bass Radiostar Remix of her recent single Like It’s The Last Time offers a chill, fresh take.”


Aisa Spade | What Happenin

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Bryan (Aisa Spade) Washington Jr. is an American hip-hop/rap and R&B artist/producer/songwriter. Coming from the Big Easy, Aisa was greatly influenced by artists such as Soulja Slim, Mystikal, Ugk and No Limit. He worked on a mixtape in 2015 called Fly High. Chronicling the hardships and life-threatening issues of being shot in his neck, back and leg, he gave the streets and clubs his story while giving himself time to heal. His latest album is From My Past To My Future.”


Annie J | Light My Own Fire

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Annie J delivers a close and personal blend of retro-soul and modern pop. Her vocal mastery and presence as a performer make for a playful and moving display that pays homage to acts like Dusty Springfield, Janelle Monae and Solange. Born and raised in Washington state, Annie J has performed on local and national stages as a vocalist with Seattle Rock Orchestra, 45th Street Brass, and the late blues legend Cedell Davis. At times heartfelt and reserved, at times powerful and hard-hitting, her sparkling voice and colorful style are uniquely her own. Her musical influences include a wide variety of R&B, soul, hip-hop, pop, country music, and jazz. Light My Own Fire is a warm, anthemic pop-soul track that was inspired by the desire to overcome self-doubt. It is the third single off of her forthcoming debut solo EP Get Back.”


Russell Joslin | Streetfight

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Russell Joslin brings the tradition of the folk singer-songwriter into the 21st century with a new stridency, representing the new breed of socially engaged wordsmiths with the DIY ethics of punk and the musical elements of folk. During lockdown 2020, Joslin planted the seeds of his new experimental full band project Russell Joslin & High Black Water. Ushering in a fuller new sound and career direction, Streetfight is a troubling look at the often-lawless nature of London in the early hours, and its effects on the city’s night workers. How does an exhausted Uber driver or a jaded late-night office worker process the alcohol/drug-fuelled atmosphere they see on their way home to their beds or at the start of an endless graveyard shift?”


Bachot Muna | Ndutu O Mulema

HOME BASE: Belgium.
GENRE: World.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “One of the most prominent emerging musical artists, Bachot Muna is set to make a name for himself in the music industry.”


Peggy James | Isn’t Anybody Coming?

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A war is raging and good people worldwide are in shock. Peggy James is asking for all of us, “Why is not more being done to help the Ukrainian people?” With the poignant question Isn’t Anybody Coming?, James speaks for innocent civilians of a country in waiting. Isn’t Anybody Coming? has qualities of the best kind, raising awareness, sympathy and empathy for the suffering of the innocent. It is a search for direction and guidance in a time of confusion. James was born in Milwaukee but spent her formative years in the Southwest. This desert Americana flavour influences all of her songs, allowing her style to be both unique and eclectic. Her lyrics are honest and direct, shooting straight from the heart. Her voice, clear and sweet, can get tough and rock with the best of them. She has five albums to her credit.”


Phil Di Noia | I See You

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Phil Di Noia is an Italian singer-songwriter who sings in English, French and Italian. He has been an actor, the executive producer for Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygene, the director of operations for the Marigny Theater in Paris, but always kept his passion for music. “This is a new lovely song from my new album,” he says. “It mixes pop, soul and rock with good vibes and good feeling to listen at any moment of the day.”


JC Djiss | Sexy Girl

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: R&B
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “My musical style is very diverse, ranging from pop to R&B, funk, techno and rap. I have a lot of titles that I want to release, but I really need to rely on confirmed talents to materialize my project. I am open to all artistic proposals allowing me to give life to my dream.”


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