2023 has already been quite promising with several fresh releases from an array of rising artists. One exclusive single that is definitely included in that roster so far is Alex Woburn’s latest banger “Magic Is This”, a rhythmic and hypnotic track with several multi layered textures, innovative measures and next level production value. Hailing from the cityscapes of the prominent London scene, Alex Woburn has been creating quite the unwavering presence and insatiable buzz throughout the city, including being a recent finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest 2022, his third year in a row.
“Magic Is This” is demonstrably some of Woburn’s best work to date. Diligently utilizing his signature electronic-infused Pop sound and conceptual lyrical structures, the flavorful soundscapes and dangerously catchy melody choices are ever present from start to finish; making it a track that is both hypnotically visceral and impressionable from the first listen. Starting the track off with the anthemic chorus, this song takes you on an electronic and indie/pop adventure with many clever twists and turns as the song plays out. The verses are colorful, the production techniques parallel Woburn’s authentic vocal range and overall just winds together into a tastefully concocted original track all wrapped up with a shiny bow.
If you haven’t been privy to Alex Woburn’s discography just yet, this song is the perfect gateway. it demonstrates some of his best highlighted work to date and starts out 2023 on a solid note for his career. One major highlight of this particular single though is the staying power – the ability to stay with you even after it’s over. It’s a song that’ll leave an unforgettable impression on you and definitely entice you to do a deeper dive into Woburn’s past, present and future discography. “Magic Is This” is available now on Spotify, Apple Music and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad you gave it a listen. It’ll easily become one of your favorites for 2023.
EYJEY is a rising Artist/Producer and DJ hailing from Dubai. He first emerged onto the market in 2016 as a House DJ in Birmingham (UK) and by the next year in 2017, after moving back to the UAE, began exploring the realm of multi genre production, conjuring up a signature sound that mixes innovative elements of R&B, Reggaeton and Hip Hop. One perfect example of this distinctive style is the single “Crew Love”, a dangerously catchy track that effectively demonstrates EYJEY’s songwriting approach and production value in a way that represents his aura of musicianship factors.
This is a club track with a straightforward modern R&B calibre, but implements Hip Hop and EYJEY’s House Music influence he’s been known for since entering the market. This hypnotic guitar-oriented banger has a groove and tempo that is very rhythmic, easily deeming it a club song with its insatiable swagger and atmosphere. Ontop of the infectious rhythms is a multi layered guitar and synth progression that serves up vocal leads with very effective melody choices; and that is what truly makes this song a standout – the undeniable melody structures. It works diligently as an instrumental but sets the bar even higher after the melodic vocals kick in. It’s a lyrical style that encapsulates the song’s ambience perfectly, and the parallels between them and the instrumental are very apparent as the song plays out.
You can tell this song has some talented hands behind the machine. It’s finely tuned, detailed and really serves up a top notch production formula that delivers a finish product any fan of the genre would instantly love. It implements several classic R&B flavors but brilliantly captures today’s more innovative and modern sensibility. This is the type of song that will not only make you an instant fan of EYJEY’s work, but will also entice you to do a deeper dive into his discography from the past, present and future. We can’t recommend “Crew Love” highly enough. You’ll be glad you gave it a listen.
Hailing from the UK landscapes of Manchester, upcoming and emerging artist Acid Messiah may be fairly new, but he’s already making impressive strides with his distinctively catchy signature sound. Utilizing several old school Rap flavors and cohesively mixing it with today’s modern sensibility, Acid Messiah’s breed of electronically-infused Hip Hop conjures up several innovative and flavorful textures that truly make him a standout of his calibre; drawing influence from several crucial industry heavyweights like Eminem, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, A Tribe Called Quest, and even implements influences from eclectic lyrical narratives from artists like Cage The Elephant and Tame Impala. Acid Messiah’s raw passion for his craft and insatiable desire to set the bar higher musically has been at the forefront ever since emerging into the market. And this is made especially apparent from his two newest anchor singles “Cheddar Bob” and “Inches”, two colorfully visceral tracks that demonstrate Acid Messiah’s versatility and multifaceted approach along with several angles of his songwriting ability to offer up a charismatic and catchy stylization from start to finish.
“Cheddar Bob” plays out like a character introduction. Serving up an almost 80s-stylistic Hip Hop beat with several instrumental layers, Acid Messiah’s back-and-forth narrative among the tag teaming verses delve into a storytelling method that displays two charismatic characters in the form of a hypnotic flow served up with both old school and modern flavors. This cleverly executed number is the perfect intro into Acid’s eclectic angles of his craft and truly demonstrates that he’s willing to bend the rules and even create new ones when it comes to putting out something raw, original and impressionable. This banger will win you over easily, no matter which era of Hip Hop you consider superior.
Then we have second single “Inches”, a more experimental track with atmospheric R&B flavors and a more subtle yet effective beat structure. This dangerously catchy song definitely resonates with the other single but enhances and continues Acid Messiah’s storyline and even pays dues to those who have a love for the ganja. There are several multilayered textures on this track and you can tell that the production value was very finely tuned. Acid Messiah brings the same charismatic flow to this song but also diligently showcases several new angles of his penmanship as the track plays out. It’s a hypnotic number that demands your undivided attention.
Both singles are part of Acid Messiah’s upcoming mixtape Cookie Jar, slated to drop on all major digital platforms in the coming weeks. If you’re craving something fresh and innovative but still have a love for that classic style that made the genre what it is today, then Acid Messiah will easily become an instant favorite. He’s fairly new but is already making big strides and becoming a vital voice for today’s more modern Hip Hop sensibility. These two debut singles set the bar much higher for today’s upcoming artist realm, and once you take a listen yourself, you’ll see (and hear) exactly why. You can get both tracks now on all major digital platforms. You’ll be glad you did.