Groover Playlist 165 | Speaking The International Language (Part 1)

Femegades, Madame Vega, Seb Machado, Snight B & more artists with plenty to say.

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Femegades are at a loss for words, The Madame Vega deliver a dopamine hit, Seb Machaco does not understand, Leo Rispal is a team player 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, listen to what these artists have to say:

 


Femegades | Speechless

HOME BASE: United Kingdom.
GENRE: Indie-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Speechless is the first single from our forthcoming EP Not All Men, and is an attack on the lazy trope of ‘but not all men’. The song challenges whether anyone hiding behind that phrase is really as squeaky clean as they’d like you to believe.”


The Madame Vega | Dopamine

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:The Madame Vega are a five-piece funk/RnB/reggae/rock/punk/pop group. We have been working very hard to create some lovely tracks for music lovers. We have recorded six original songs at a recording studio in Atlanta, and have released three so far.”


Seb Machado | I Don’t Get It

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Funk.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Seb Machado is a soul and funk artist who toured for 10 years in the United States alongside harmonica star Sugar Blue. Seb released his album Kick Back in March 2022.”


Snight B | You & Me

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Snight B, resident DJ at the Network nightclub in France, is renowned for his originality. He has warmed up for superstars such as Steve Aoki, Quentin Mosimann, Cut Killer and others.”


Leo Rispal | Team

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Léo Rispal has been influenced by current artists like Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Charli XCX and historical ones like Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell and Whitney Houston). Rispal makes personal pop music with his warm and powerful voice. At the dawn of summer 2022, 10 years after his last recording, he unveils the single Team, a track with hip-hop colours that he wrote and composed. “The track is a blend of pop, R&B and hip-hop music, three genres that continue to shape my musical identity,” he says. “Team came from a need to experiment with my voice, and with production. The team I’m referring to in the song can be understood in so many different ways, but if you listen close enough, you might understand the only team i’m really talking about here is myself — this inner voice that pushes me to go further.”


Vishkyun | Farebi

HOME BASE: India.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Sajit Nair, who goes by the name Vishkyun, is a genre-fluid musician who experiments with hip-hop, pop, rock, and lo-fi in a seamless manner. His music beckons a revolution, promotes self-help and speaks of mental health topics.”


Constança Quinteiro | Conta-Me

HOME BASE: Portugal.
GENRE: Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Constança Quinteiro started singing and songwriting in 2008. In 2021, while pregnant, the Portuguese artist presented her debut EP Aventurina, an ensemble of pop songs heavily influenced by Lusophone sounds, R&B and soul, in which the singer-songwriter tells her story and reveals who she is as a person and artist. “Conta-Me is an homage to my late grandmother,” she says. “It took me a while to write it, because I didn’t want it to be sad or dark. Losing someone dear to us is quite devastating, but I think we should hold on to the good moments, to the love and the light that person brought to our life.”


JB Lite | Joyride

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:JB Lite is a rising hip-hop artist driven by the desire to spread the message that life is a journey meant to be enjoyed. JB Lite draws inspiration from friends, family, and everyday interactions to infuse a playfulness and lightness into sharp and witty lyrics, creating a unique brand of hip-hop that can’t be boxed. “Joyride embodies what my music, and really what life, is all about,” he says. “Life is short, so there’s no point in doing anything other than being grateful for every moment by having fun and enjoying the ride!”


Tylo $mith | Burn

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Tylo is an independent artist from Montana who resides in Phoenix. His versatile style includes melodic to conscious hip-hop and everything between. He plans to release an album this summer.”


Joe Fellaga | Philtre D’Amour (ft. Matthew Peter)

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Joe Fellaga is a rapper whose style is characterized by a mastery of narration and story telling. He is largely influenced by the ’90s, and his flow oscillates between egotrip, scat and drunk flow. Philtre D’amour (Love Potion) features soul singer Matthew Peter. The music video displays the character of Rami. He’s the angel of love. He makes sure that the relationship of the main characters grows peacefully.”


Freedust | Take Me There

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: R&B / Soul.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “A unique fusion of genres ranging from funk-soul to breaks and electronic is the sound of Freedust: Blended jazzy pop layered with loose, lighthearted vocals to create a synthesis of sound as classic as it is new. Founded by dynamic Italian composer Daniele Carmosino and Swedish singer Lisa Widmark, the project has gone on to feature a number of accomplished artists around the globe. Freedust create feel-good melodies, irresistibly bouncy beats, and a raw, soulful musical energy with a vintage vibe.”


Chancy Squire | Hold Me Tonight

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “In 1980, three friends founded Chancy Squire in Hamburg. Now they have reunited after a long break. “Every day good fights against evil and evil against good,” they say. “When will we finally understand how to separate the true from the false and listen to our inner voice to seek the best within us. We would have no problems at all and the world would be a better place if only we would listen to what the inner voice tells us — instead of blindly believing and following what the power says. Do lies and betrayal, corruption and greed really have to go on forever? It is time for a light of hope. Hold Me Tonight is a driving, gloriously rocking and mainstream pop song that stands for peace, freedom, values, truth, hope, love and so much more.”


Will Wood | White Noise

HOME BASE: United States
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Will Wood’s new single White Noise is an absolute gem of indie folk-pop sound accompanied by a live-action video. It begins with the soft dreamlike sound of a tenor ukulele and ends with a massive call and response between Will and an 18-person Bulgarian choir he conducted via Zoom. Via lavish strings, experimental production, and Wood’s dreamy vocals rising and falling along with cryptic yet moving lyrics, listeners are taken through a moment in time where we hear the artist have a conversation with his own inner voice, trying to look beyond the noise to see or hear what’s really there.”

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Juanca | Hay Bebe

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Reggaeton.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Juanca, whose real name is Juan Carlos Martín, is a reggaeton singer. In this song, the performer tells a love story between a man and a woman. Due to the boy’s disrespectful behavior, the relationship becomes toxic for his girlfriend. She is a game for him, devoid of feelings. Blinded by this one-sided love, she gradually loses her self-confidence, fades away and retreats into solitude. An unexpected encounter will give her hope and cheer her up. She will recover her taste for life and her confidence in herself and in love.”


Drea Lake | Bird In Your Window

HOME BASE: Canada.
GENRE: Folk-Pop.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Drea Lake is a Montreal singer-songwriter. Her single Bird In Your Window was produced by Antoine Dufour.”


Una Lengua Infinita | Una Lengua Infinita

HOME BASE: Germany.
GENRE: Neo-Classical.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “This is an instrumental about storytellers. It is played by musicians from all over the world, as you can see in the video.”


Huji Lynch | Néodyme

HOME BASE: France.
GENRE: Rap.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I was born in Brazzaville and raised in Paris. If life is a journey, my music is a vessel.”


Felipe Cortez | Vicio (ft. Prattes)

HOME BASE: Brazil.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Felipe Cortez is a Queer artist from the interior of Brazil. Original and very creative, Cortez is launching his debut EP Emocionado D+, which blends engaging compositions and vibrant melodies. Seasoned with sensual, fun, regional and intimate sounds, it shares real experiences in the life of an LGBT artist who lives in a region rich in culture and art, but where prejudice and lack of opportunity are challenges. Open your heart, your intensity and the delight and pain of being who you are! Come get emotional and dance while having a cold beer, enjoying a wine or even coconut water on the beach. Because in such a cold world, feel and live intensely is an act of revolution and love of life.”


Rain | Peace Sells

HOME BASE: Italy.
GENRE: Heavy Metal.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE:Rain were born in 1980, when the only possible description for their music was “heavy metal.” Their career has gone through several style changes, but the passion for the most physical, lascivious and metallic hard rock has finally found the way home. Today the group from Bologna are back in the saddle, relying on the tireless determination of the veteran guitarist Amos The Snake, joined by bassist King Gabry, drummer Andrew Gunner, singer Evil Mala and lead guitarist Freddy V. Here is their cover of Peace Sells by Megadeth. “We’ve always been huge fans.” Gunner says, calling Megadeth “a band that has always been such a deep source of inspiration and admiration, crossing decades with amazing music and significant lyrics.”


Nzela | Coup Ko (ft. Pablo Uwa)

HOME BASE: Congo.
GENRE: Reggae.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “We left Nzela in 2020 with the album Kongo Rêvlution. Two years and a pandemic later, the historic combo led by singer Aimé Onouka have lost none of their inspiration or commitment, as evidenced by the group’s new single Coup Ko ft. Pablo Uwa. Borrowing a campaign slogan appreciated by heads of state in French-speaking Africa who are candidates for re-election, Coup Ko denounces presidents who grant themselves unlimited mandates through constitutional amendments. With its strong lyrics, a melody led by a sound of kora and the presence of a captivating bass, Coup Ko resounds with the rumblings of a rebellious and disillusioned people.”


Ye Huang | Podium

HOME BASE: United States.
GENRE: Jazz.
THE EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “I would love to present my song Podium, a fusion of jazz, hip-hop and trap. It was inspired by seeing Drake on stage, hanging on to a spotlight-filled Podium and rapping like crazy.”


Cadu Pereira | Somos Iguais

HOME BASE: Brazil.
GENRE: Pop-Rock.
THE TRANSLATED & EDITED BIO & PRESS RELEASE: “Composer that I am, I usually say that my main instrument is the pen. I entered the world of music through the lyrics I wrote and until today my great satisfaction is to put music to the sensations and situations that the world presents. Somos Eguais is about the passivity of the human being and how the world disperses us with the infinity of things we have at our disposal. Even so, dissatisfaction is constant. The sound has a Talking Heads feel; it’s danceable and incisive at the same time.”


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