Groover Playlist 163 | Moving and Grooving (Part 1)

Enjoy another batch of great new tracks from here, there & pretty much everywhere.

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Supersolo hit a single, Fight the Sun take in the carnival, Polycool are up to something, Magon see double down 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 great tracks from here, there and everywhere.

 


Supersolo | Single On The Way

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Rock
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Behind Supersolo is Tristan Auber, a 35-year-old guy who went to Paris several years ago to show his music. He’s a skilled guitarist with a recognizable voice in the vein of Asaf Avidan or Ezra Furman. He music draws on ’60s and ’70s  influences, including Stones riffs, the delicateness of Bowie, the wild energy of Led Zeppelin. His songs mix sweetness, strength, reveries and harshness, while his fluctuating rhythms and atmospheres attract you. His music makes you want to drink a beer in front of a stage. Rock, ain’t it?”


Fight The Sun | Carnival

HOME BASE: Australia
GENRE: Hard Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Fight The Sun’s second single for 2022, Carnival, is another heavy-hitting, brain-hooking, highway-rocking track to keep your craving for riffing anthems quenched. The Melbourne chuggernauts exploded onto the Aussie heavy music scene with their self-titled EP in 2018. Since returning in 2021, they have been welcomed with open arms, giving us another taste of their catchy, driven riffs.”


Polycool | Something Between Us

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Polycool are, above all, an independent and absurd project. Their ability to surprise is reflected in their concerts and videos. Their musical style, a strange mix of various influences like Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Air, Sebastien Tellier, Nick Hakim and Connan Mockasin, gave birth to their debut album Lemon Lord in 2019. Something Between Us is a West Coast-style indie-pop song about unconditional love. The groove of Polycool’s classic bass-drums duet is intertwined with the acid sounds of guitars and synths, guided by a high and psychedelic voice. The result is a catchy, sexy cut for long summer evenings.”


Magon | Halley’s Comet / Fire On Fire (Live)

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie Pop-rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Following the release of his fourth LP A Night In Bethlehem — which he recorded mostly by himself in his studio — Magon brought his live band to a farm in the woods of Fontainebleau to record a live EP featuring four songs from the album. These new live recordings bring an organic and raw sound that some fans may even prefer over the album versions.”


Clarissa Bruns | Último Samba

HOME BASE: Brazil.
GENRE: Latin Jazz.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Último Samba is neither the first nor the last beautiful samba by Clarissa Bruns, but it is certainly a very special samba. The artist has the special participation of a great idol: MPB cellist Jaques Morelenbaum. Passionate about the sound of the cello, Jaques is one of the singer’s biggest influences in Brazilian music. Playing a duet with her singing, he brightens her beautiful song that will thrill and lull you.”


Le Cha | Poulet

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Funk-Pop.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “One evening around 8:47 p.m., I was quietly enjoying a tender in a famous restaurant chain when suddenly I realized that behind each delicious piece of chicken was hiding a small sentient being. I then immediately called my buddy Checler to explain the situation to him, and we instantly wrote Poulet.”


Risa Kumon | Free

HOME BASE: Japan.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Risa Kumon is a singer-songwriter and radio personality in Tokyo. She sings in a variety of genres but specializes in R&B, jazz, soul and pop. Risa found early inspiration in Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, as well as the jazz her father would play. Setting the atmosphere with only an e-piano and Risa’s silky voice, Free evolves into a captivating R&B / Soul track that impresses with its clean production. No wonder, as it was produced and arranged by American Rolandis “Roro” Ramsey and mixed by Irko, who won a Grammy for his work with Kanye West.”


Delocx | Drip Don’t Drop

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “This is the start of the new and improved Delocx. Spending the past eith years perfecting his sound, he fully utilises the range of his voice with a strong catchy hook, a melodic bridge and a fire verse, depicting the story of his rags to riches journey. This is only the introduction.”


Till Sunday Pirate | Feeling High

HOME BASE: Portugal.
GENRE: Reggae.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Till Sunday Pirate is a one-man band that combines sitar from India, Portuguese guitar and didgeridoo from Australia at the center of its sound. Renato Oliveira’s musical career began 19 years ago on the streets of Europe. TSP reaches his audience by fusing visuals and a mix of sounds from different cultures that he has visited and studied over the years.”


Shavarr | Natural Vibe

HOME BASE: Jamaica.
GENRE: Dancehall.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Shavor Richards aka Shavarr was forn in Kingston, Jamaica. From his studio Wizkilful Productions, which he owns and operates with fellow artist Jahbar I, he continues to share a slew of songs. The latest is Natural Vibe, a soothing dancehall tune created to get listeners to relax and take their minds off all the devastating things happening in the world right now. He says: “The term ‘right now mi-floating,’ repeated multiple times in the chorus, means that you’re in a relaxed mood or state of mind — hence the title of the song.” The bouncy rhythm was created by Jahbar I, written by Shavarr and influenced by his lifestyle.”


Eric John Kaiser | Le Parapluie

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I’m a French singer-songwriter living in Portland. I have released six albums and toured on West Coast, Louisiana, Quebec and France. Le Parapluie (The Umbrella) is the first single of my new album Brassens 101. The album features covers from iconic French singe-songwriter Georges Brassens.”


Tom Ace | Dinero

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “It feels good to be able to listen to a rap without moving your feet, with just your head embedded in the beat and wrapped by the poetry of  syllables that weave, clash, challenge and intertwine. Tom Ace is not an artist of the past, frozen in ice. He scats, raps and sings on songs based in hip-hop, funk, dance and more. Like any accomplished artistic form, the musical world of Tom Ace is a rich, coherent and intoxicating universe, meant to be consumed without any form of moderation. Dinero is the second single from his next EP.”


Juli Chan | Not A Crime

HOME BASE: Poland.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Juli Chan is a young artist who made a splash on the Polish pop scene with a successful debut. She was named Personality of the Year with the help of songs that were original, subtle and full of good vibes. Her new video for Not A Crime is presented with great pride by the artist. In this world of indecision and overwhelming thoughts constantly running through our heads, the person who we believe to be the winner may not always be the person who comes out on top. Keep your head held high by adhering to the rules, staying true to your values, and never compromising your honour. It’s not a crime.”


Photøgraph | Give It A Shot

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Synth-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “The three of us were grew up together in Paris. We spent afternoons listening to vinyl records and weekend evenings in concert venues. Photøgraph is our latest project together. Each song is about a moment or an emotion — love, violence, nostalgia, today’s society. We are producing pop music we want: Synthetic, dynamic, positive and shiny. We consider ourselves an electronic rock band in which you can hear Breakbot’s funky touch, huge synth pads like Tame Impala, or Damon Albarn’s production in Gorillaz. David Bowie and Metronomy art also deeply influence our creations. Photøgraph is all homemade. Our artist friends work on graphic design, photographs, the website, sound engineering, live production and more. We think as a family and it would not feel the same if it was made differently. The first single from the next Photøgraph album is a plea for freedom; electronic pop with a clear and hopeful chorus line. The message is simple: Let’s change our society — or at least try.”


Donas | Vilaine

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Donas is a guitarist, singer, author and French composer of folk-rock songs full of wordplay.”


SuNdәd | Lost In Paradise

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “My stage name is SuNdəd. I want to bring to your attention my new track Lost In Paradise. I tried to create a summer melody that bring freshness and joy, and is energetic enough to make you dance.”


_telemaque_ | Your Liquid Smile

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Jazz-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Based in the South of France, Pierre of _telemaque_ makes sensitive and energetic pop. A guitarist and composer since childhood, his influences are multiple: Folk, indie rock, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary classical and electronica coexist in his compositions. Your Liquid Smile is an instrumental collaboration with bassist Kentaro Suzuki and trombonist Joakim Toftgaard. This piece is guided by a hypnotic groove and a wandering guitar. It’s a song on the theme of simple joys, like a good dish of spaghetti with tomato sauce. You will see it with your ears.”


Petitsoleil | Quand Tout Est Prêt

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Supported by the swaying swing and the crystalline sound of the ukulele, the percussions of Japy Lo Pinto and the tremolo-twangy electric guitar of Piero Bégot, the songs of Roberto Lozano take us from Southern France and Spain to Latin America. On heady refrains that celebrate life, love and the intoxication of Latin fiestas, three boys with their heads in the sun delight us with songs performed with heart and soul. This is the second single from the album Haïkulélé Songs, to be released at the end of the year.”


Henry Aberson | At The End Of The World

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Henry Aberson is a drummer, producer and entrepreneur in Tulsa. He collaborates with singer and lyricist Nariah Taylor (Dallas), keyboardist Korey Keyes (L.A.) and bassist Cortez Johnson (Tulsa).”


Rah | Lose Your Love

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Synth-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “It’s Rahmeen aka Rah. I don’t want to Lose Your Love again, so I hope you listen to my track.”


Crazyluck | No Games

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Play no games with your life. Play no games with your future. Play no games with your mindset. Push forward and never let nobody stop you.”


Le Professeur Inlassable | Far Too Much For A Popular Public

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Lounge.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Welcome to an offbeat sound universe: A mix of samples dosed by a virtuoso who brews his sequences with a retro-nostalgic sauce. Professor Inlassable takes us to a refined atmosphere that some would call lounge, marked by sampled laughter and a well-paced rhythm. In short, a merry mess in which you will not regret to let drag an ear…”


Flora Junie | Fleur

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “With a backbone that is definitely rock oriented — thanks to time spent as the singer-guitarist of several all-girl bands — Flora Junie introduces her own music. Her first EP is a concentrate of cinematic emotion, a dark yet catchy pop fiction that is the result of several years of composition and research. It was arranged, produced and mixed by Fred Lefranc at Studio Bruit d’Avril. It is percussive and poetic.”


Temper Mental | Wicked Onez

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Electronica.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Wicked Onez is my first official solo release. I created every sound you hear in the track — there are no samples or even the standard presets you would get in a module or plugin. I hope you enjoy my vibes. Stay blessed.”


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