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Koron Korak – A Moment Of Peace [Chillout]

Koron has taken a more chilled out route than a lot of his other recent music with this track. Featuring gentle percussion and some bright synth design, the Zouk-influenced moombah beat is built on top of with plenty of nice composition throughout. The piano and woodwind-style instrumentation is definitely a highlight.

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Tw3Lv3 – Aura | Electronic

Tw3Lv3 has been prolific with her releases over the last few years, with plenty of wonderful album experiences and collaborations to her name, with plenty more sure to come. The culmination of some of that work is on show here in her latest offering, Aura. Featuring 14 different tracks, two of which were initially released as part of P@D’s last compilation album, there’s a lovely mixture of solo and collaborative work, and some cool album art from BL1NKY as well. With plenty to vibe to from d&b rollers to more future bass-oriented dance tunes, there’s also the helping of chill you’d expect from Tw3Lv3 too.

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ILLUMNATION – Longest Night II: The Dawn (feat. Koron Korak) | Folk

ILLUMNATION always manage to create wonderful folk atmospheres, and this track is yet another lovely example of that. With beautiful vocals from Velvet, there’s also some very cool and creative instrumentation usage that gives an adventurous atmosphere to the track.

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Jyc Row – The Whispers In Your Mind (The Crystallized) | Orchestral

Another track from Jyc Row’s ever-expanding Infinite Eclipse series, this piece makes up part of the soundtrack for a planned audiobook based in his original canon. Created as a battle theme, there’s plenty of dark ambient energy to the track, and some lovely impetus placed by powerful choirs and ominous atmospheric sounds throughout.

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Ethan Toavs – Yaks Of Ayukia | Orchestral

Ethan Toavs has been prolific in the orchestral scene over the years, with many gorgeous compositions. This track is a release from his Chronicles Of An Odyssey album, which is focused around his OC character Aurora in the world of Rulia. The track itself is a lovely, gentle journey throughout some lovely soft soundscapes that opens up with some additional brightness later on in its runtime.

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Artattack – Still Shy VIP (feat. Metajoker) [Assertive Remix VIP] | Happy Hardcore

Assertive was pretty big in the pony music scene back in the day with a number of classic tunes, such as those released as part of Balloon Party’s early albums which I still remember fondly. With many years having passed since then, they’ve now decided to update some of their older pony tracks! There’s definitely an improvement in production quality with this new updated version of their Still Shy VIP, with Metajoker’s wonderful vocals shining through alongside some killer happy hardcore synth design and plenty of the euphoric vibes you’d expect from the genre.

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loopyy & Koa – Pull Over (Siren Song) [Nel Fie Remix] | Electro Pop

The remixes of Pull Over keep coming, with Nel Fie the latest to release theirs. This one gives a big focus to the vocals, with plenty of lovely supporting instrumentation to push a more pop-y feel to the track. Especially enjoyable are the cute little synths that play some very fun melodies, as well as the original art painted by Nel Fie that fits perfectly with the rest of the track!

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Francis Vace – Fading | Rock

Francis Vace was out of action a little when it comes to music over the last year or two compared to his regular output, but recently he’s hopped back on the release train with a plethora of awesome tracks that now make up this newly released album, Fading. There’s plenty to enjoy throughout this thoroughly cohesive experience, as it blends elements of pop, punk and electronica into a wonderful rock experience. There’s also support from collaborators too with features from TCB, Koa, Luck Rock, Jade Kelly and Scoonie. The consistency in feeling between all the tracks in the album driven most pointedly by the tone of guitars across tracks helps to make it a thoroughly cohesive experience, but with the help of the other collaborators there’s also more than enough variety to keep things interesting the whole way through.

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Radiarc – In these brief moments | Hybrid Orchestral

Radiarc’s unparalleled attention to deep atmospherics is on show in practically every track he creates, and it’s always a pleasure to be able to enjoy them. This piece has many of the qualities that help make his music stand out, from subtle piano and accentuated strings to gentle vocalised sounds and interesting hybrid percussion shifting between softer and more franctic sections that help to differentiate the energy throughout the track and create a feeling like you’re being given a peek into the artist’s psyche.

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Violin Melody – Popcorn | Drum & Bass

Violin Melody’s upcoming SWAN album has been in the works for a long time, but she’s been releasing tracks that will feature on it periodically and this one is a bit of branching out from her usual house style. With energetic drum & bass percussion, light synths and vocal sounds some heavy scream energy transitions between sections to add a touch of chaos to the track, worthy of the discordant theming.