Twintwo – “Twinwho?” EP – REVIEW

Good evening readers…welcome to MikeyMix! Today’s blog post will be a review on ‘Twinwho?’, the sophomore EP by new and upcoming British rap-artist Robert Winterburn aka Twintwo.

As this is quite a long review I will include a “Read More” link below:

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Artist of The Week: Week 2

Good evening readers, welcome to MikeyMix! This evening’s blog post will mark the return of a series that I almost retired: the “Artist of The Week” series.

This blog post will be dedicated to the latest recipient of the title: Cody Vavrik. I only discovered the music of Vavrik very recently but I have to say that one thing is clear, he has talent.

One thing that I immediately picked up on was his very distinct image, if I had to describe it I’d say: Miley Cyrus meets Natalia Kills with a dash of Lady Gaga and a sprinkle of Years and Years for added likability.

Vavrik‘s music style cannot be put into one box and that in my opinion is definitely a good thing. His two most popular tracks ‘F*CK YOU WANT’ and ‘Now You Know’ both showcase great genre versatility by combining electro-pop with soul to create a pleasant (almost psychedelic) experience for the listener.

His music videos are definitely something I haven’t seen before: being a devote Lady Gaga fan that is something that I don’t get to say often. His music video styles can easily be described as an acid trip in which we somehow ended up in a Japanese sex party.

Vavrik is definitely an artist to watch and a must listen if your a fan of musicians that aren’t afraid to think outside the box and experiment with styles.

I will embed the official music video for Vavrik‘s track ‘Now You Know’ below so do feel free to give it a watch.

(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED FOR CODY VAVRIK, NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED)

Don’t forget to follow Vavrik on social media to keep up to date with his career:

Twitter – @CodyVavrik

Facebook – Cody Vavrik Music

Soundcloud – Cody-Vavrik

Instagram – CodyVavrik

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: WEEK 1

Hello readers, welcome to MikeyMix! I am excited to announce that I will be dedicating Saturday’s on my blog to new and upcoming artists (from all genres), this series will be called “Artist of The Week”.

The first artist to begin the series will be upcoming producer and DJ from Paris, BUSTA K.

I discovered BUSTA K‘s works rather recently and I have to say that although I am not the biggest fan of deep house/house music I have definitely enjoyed listening to his stuff.

BUSTA K uses a variety of social media sites to utilise his potential listenership levels and his work can be easily found on YouTube and Soundcloud.

Although his latest stuff is mainly released through Soundcloud a lot of his earlier stuff was uploaded to the YouTube channel sin coordenadas

BUSTA K‘s track ‘6201’ and his latest remix (a remix of the song ‘Love On Me’ by Galantis) are definitely my favourite works of his, I’ll embed them below so be sure to give them a listen:

(COPYRIGHTS TO BOTH TRACKS RESERVED FOR THE RIGHTFUL OWNERS – SIN COORDENADAS, BUSTA K AND WHITE SOUNDS – NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED)

If you enjoyed sampling just a small fraction of BUSTA K‘s work then be sure to check him out on all his social media’s, which I will link below:

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

EXTRA: If you know of an upcoming artist who you feel should be featured on the “Artist of The Week” series contact me directly on twitter (@MONeill1996) or leave a comment below and I’ll certainly check them out!

Mikey Wax: “Helium” – REVIEW

Good afternoon readers, welcome to MikeyMix! For today’s blog post I will be reviewing the newest track from a new and upcoming artist Mikey Wax.

‘Helium’, which was released on on September 2 2016, is the latest single from Wax. This is the first song that I have heard from Wax and (if all of his other releases are anything like this) I can just tell I’m going to be a big fan.

From the moment the 3 minute 12 second track begins I am given some serious Eliza and The Bear vibes (in particular their song ‘Where Have You Been’ or ‘It Get’s Cold’), if I had to describe the sound I would have to say: Mumford and Sons meets Coldplay with a little bit of Olly Murs thrown in (for good measure).

The simplistic, repetitive lyrics combined with the pop-country instrumental mean that the song is an easy listen: I can easily see myself listening to this on summer on a hot day as the track definitely has the potential to be a summer hit in the indie world.

I will be giving this track 3 out of 5 stars and I will definitely be giving Wax‘s older works a listen and it’s safe to say I am excited to see what 2017 brings for him (I am expecting great things).

‘Helium’ is available for purchase on iTunes and on all streaming platforms: Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

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That Poppy: “I’m Poppy” – REVIEW

Happy Valentine’s Day readers and welcome to MikeyMix! If you’re as single as I am then this Valentine’s Day meant only two things: the free six inch sub with the purchase of a large drink deal from SubWay AND the release of That Poppy‘s new track ‘I’m Poppy’.

If you don’t know about the enigmatic star That Poppy I have included a link to the analysis on her I wrote on my other blog here.

The track which is 3 minutes and 6 seconds in length showcases the highly electronic, auto-tuned style that we have come to expect from Poppy.

Alike all of the tracks Poppy has released, ‘I’m Poppy’ is a satirical piece: social media, advancement of technology and the tropes of being a pop star are all themes that Poppy is known for.

This track chooses to focus on the advancement of technology as throughout Poppy is inviting the listener (and an unseen robot “fan”) to her “future paradise”.

In true Poppy fashion the chorus of the track pokes fun at the lack of lyrical diversity (everyone is following a trend) within the music industry, this is because the chorus is simply Poppy spelling her name over and over again.

As simplistic and satirical as the track is I have to say that I love it! Ever since I first listened to it it’s been on repeat all morning, this could definitely be my favourite track from Poppy behind ‘Lowlife’.

I will be giving this track a 4 out of 5 star rating.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

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Dylan Smith – “Spaces” – REVIEW

Hello readers, welcome back to MikeyMix! For today’s post I will be reviewing the track ‘Spaces’ by Irish producer/DJ, Dylan Smith.

I only came across Smith‘s work recently and I can already tell he’s well on his way to becoming one of the biggest names in EDM (Electronic Dance Music) as his work is already at a quality that surpasses many of his competitors.

‘Spaces’ was released late January and the arrangement cannot be faulted and the ratio of beat to backing vocal works perfectly making the track a genuinely pleasuring experience for the listener.

The name of the track ‘Spaces’ also fits in perfectly with the vibe of the song as its laid back enough to truly enjoy but also fast enough that you can envision yourself travelling through space.

If you would like to listen to the track feel free to click the link below.

Smith is definitely an artist to watch out for and I expect 2017 will bring many great things fro him.

I will be giving this track a 4 out of 5 star rating.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!

-Mikey

Party Nails – “Come Again” – REVIEW

Hello readers, welcome back to MikeyMix! I have recently discovered that one of my favourite upcoming artists Party Nails has released some new music ahead of the release of her upcoming EP ‘Come Again’.

The track we will be discussing tonight is the titular track of the EP, ‘Come Again’. Upon first glance the title of the track seems quite innocent however once you begin listening it’s clear that the track is a clever innuendo to sex.

“Come over, come again, come over, I’ll make you come again”

-Party Nails

I discovered the works of Elana Belle Carroll, aka Party Nails, a while ago and had the privilege of interviewing her for my other blog (link to that interview can be found here). I was delighted to discover that she had released new music under her new management deal with Killphonic.

The sound of the track stays true to who Party Nails is: experimental, pop-influenced and easy listening but I am also happy to hear how much she has progressed and matured as an artist. It is definitely clear that she has come a long way since the early days of her career.

Overall I will be giving this track 3 out of 5 stars as, although I can understand why, I did think some elements of the song were quite tedious and the overall beat of the track wasn’t the best I’ve heard.

That being said I am very excited to hear her new EP in full when it is released. I am proud to say that I have been a fan since the beginning of her career as she is soon going to be a huge name in the business.