Vetta Borne

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

27 Oct 2020

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There's this undeniable feeling of lush and rawness to this track that I can't take my eyes off. It's like I'm an evaporating bath bomb that's just slowly melting away into the tub, but I also feel empowered and iconic. I love the confidence in this track, it's so silky and smooth and just wraps you up into this warm aura of sounds. This track is 100% must have ess...

There's this undeniable feeling of lush and rawness to this track that I can't take my eyes off. It's like I'm an evaporating bath bomb that's just slowly melting away into the tub, but I also feel empowered and iconic. I love the confidence in this track, it's so silky and smooth and just wraps you up into this warm aura of sounds. This track is 100% must have essential to your morning/day routine!

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 Ninajirachi & Kota Banks

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

20 Oct 2020

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I honestly have no words besides ICONIC ICONIC ICONIC! You can't get more iconic than Ninajirachi and Kota Banks on a track together. There's just such a fun chemistry between you both that just explodes into this epic experience. I can't get enough!!

I honestly have no words besides ICONIC ICONIC ICONIC! You can't get more iconic than Ninajirachi and Kota Banks on a track together. There's just such a fun chemistry between you both that just explodes into this epic experience. I can't get enough!!

Sarah Wolfe

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

20 Oct 2020

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It's angsty and so much bite to it. The hook in this track makes me feel like I just listened to the first Kelly Clarkson/Avril Lavigne record and put a 'KEEP OUT' sign in front of my door while secretly writing with red underline all the names that wronged me. I think the most exciting thing about this track for me is it represents how largely diverse Sarah's sound is devel...

It's angsty and so much bite to it. The hook in this track makes me feel like I just listened to the first Kelly Clarkson/Avril Lavigne record and put a 'KEEP OUT' sign in front of my door while secretly writing with red underline all the names that wronged me. I think the most exciting thing about this track for me is it represents how largely diverse Sarah's sound is developing. There's no telling to where Sarah's sound or emotions will go next, which is incredibly intriguing. Emotions are focused and will lead you anywhere and I'm ready for the journey!

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Elle Shimada

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

20 Oct 2020

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I love how cinematic this feels! It's got that kinda ballroom drama to it, but with such a floating electricity that feels like I'm in a dramatic masquerade ball. The vocals are so bouncy and lush and I'm just in pure awe of the production!! Also the violins in the end... HAD MY HEART SOARING!!! What a majestic moment.

I love how cinematic this feels! It's got that kinda ballroom drama to it, but with such a floating electricity that feels like I'm in a dramatic masquerade ball. The vocals are so bouncy and lush and I'm just in pure awe of the production!! Also the violins in the end... HAD MY HEART SOARING!!! What a majestic moment.

Grenade Jumper

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

25 Sep 2020

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Grenade Jumper are the pure definition of strength in music. There's just such precision and impact with every note they hit and I can't get enough of their energy. You can hear the large amount of influence when you go back to back hearing songs like their previous single 'Heatwave' to this mega gem!! It's reviving elements of that gritty heavy 90s almost hardcore aest...

Grenade Jumper are the pure definition of strength in music. There's just such precision and impact with every note they hit and I can't get enough of their energy. You can hear the large amount of influence when you go back to back hearing songs like their previous single 'Heatwave' to this mega gem!! It's reviving elements of that gritty heavy 90s almost hardcore aesthetics, but in a way that's so new and refreshing!!

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DREGG

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

25 Sep 2020

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The intensity and the off the wall energy is what makes DREGG so iconic as a group. You can just feel what the crowd would be like listening to them. If I was playing a game such as Dodgeball, I would 1000% play this. It's WILD and the definition of insanity and I'm loving it!

The intensity and the off the wall energy is what makes DREGG so iconic as a group. You can just feel what the crowd would be like listening to them. If I was playing a game such as Dodgeball, I would 1000% play this. It's WILD and the definition of insanity and I'm loving it!

Akurei

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

25 Sep 2020

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You are such a special gem. I honestly will never get tired of listening to your voice. There's such a vulnerable aesthetic to your voice that makes me feel like a mirrorball. This song feels like the 2020 version of the emo Wedding singer and I'm forever obsessed. I just want more Akurei!!

You are such a special gem. I honestly will never get tired of listening to your voice. There's such a vulnerable aesthetic to your voice that makes me feel like a mirrorball. This song feels like the 2020 version of the emo Wedding singer and I'm forever obsessed. I just want more Akurei!!

Ian Munro

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Ian Munro

Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

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The amount of different influences that inspire this insane sound palette you've produced is incredible! My brain is still trying to comprehend this beautiful madness. The vocals almost remind me of artists like Cub Sport and Dorian Electra with the gorgeous soulful vocal manipulation, but then you come flying in out of nowhere with this production that's glitchy and takes me to artis...

The amount of different influences that inspire this insane sound palette you've produced is incredible! My brain is still trying to comprehend this beautiful madness. The vocals almost remind me of artists like Cub Sport and Dorian Electra with the gorgeous soulful vocal manipulation, but then you come flying in out of nowhere with this production that's glitchy and takes me to artists like Flume and SOPHIE, which also reminds me of how James Blake would structure his music. You provide such an intimate, passionate spread of emotions in this song that just create this beautiful chaos and I can't deal!!!

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m8riarchy

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

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I can not get over the vocals in this!! The harmonies have that 90s/2000s soul where I'm feeling like I just entered the dance floor from the first Step Up movie. But the lead vocals that respond to the harmonies have me FLYYYYING!!!! The vocals soar, they fly, it just screams soul and passion. Absolutely stunning! This track is honestly all the caffeine and serotonin I needed today.

I can not get over the vocals in this!! The harmonies have that 90s/2000s soul where I'm feeling like I just entered the dance floor from the first Step Up movie. But the lead vocals that respond to the harmonies have me FLYYYYING!!!! The vocals soar, they fly, it just screams soul and passion. Absolutely stunning! This track is honestly all the caffeine and serotonin I needed today.

Poolroom.

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

If glitter sprinkle topping on ice cream was a thing, it would immediately make you feel like this song! The sugar rushing, funky feeling in this song is just so beautifully urgent and gets you moving in an instant. I feel like John Travolta strutting in cowboy jacket and wanting to do a jump split off the Dj decks. It's just such an incredibly fun track and would be such a crime if you do...

If glitter sprinkle topping on ice cream was a thing, it would immediately make you feel like this song! The sugar rushing, funky feeling in this song is just so beautifully urgent and gets you moving in an instant. I feel like John Travolta strutting in cowboy jacket and wanting to do a jump split off the Dj decks. It's just such an incredibly fun track and would be such a crime if you don't bop your head and groove along to this. AHH THE GROOVE IS INSANE!!

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Jack R. Reilly

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

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I think this is my favourite Jack R. Reilly song of all time! It's got that beautiful combination of narrative vocals mixed with these rough dreamy guitars that remind me of the latest record from The National but with a more rockier/punk edge. I love how the rhythms and the dynamics in the verses continue to build the track relentlessly to 2nd chorus and instrumental break where you have ...

I think this is my favourite Jack R. Reilly song of all time! It's got that beautiful combination of narrative vocals mixed with these rough dreamy guitars that remind me of the latest record from The National but with a more rockier/punk edge. I love how the rhythms and the dynamics in the verses continue to build the track relentlessly to 2nd chorus and instrumental break where you have my heart melting in the pure stunning musical aura. Raw and dreamy/10!!

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rosarrie

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

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This just glows and radiates wholesome energy!! I'm obsessed with the how the harmonies float like a kite and just spread warm energy throughout your heart combined with the beautiful light synth arpeggios that are so beautiful on the ears. There's such an aura to this track that makes me feel like I'm in a coming of age movie. Purely and truly stunning!

This just glows and radiates wholesome energy!! I'm obsessed with the how the harmonies float like a kite and just spread warm energy throughout your heart combined with the beautiful light synth arpeggios that are so beautiful on the ears. There's such an aura to this track that makes me feel like I'm in a coming of age movie. Purely and truly stunning!

GENES

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
45

If I could point to an artist that truly took my breathe away in 2020, it's 1000% Genes! Genes is the prime definition of unapologetic pop music, where the bubbly musical aesthetic produces these empowering, relatable pop bangers that just make you feel like an empowered single individual and I just want to get out and have fun for me. The pre chorus hook absolutely cuddles your soul and b...

If I could point to an artist that truly took my breathe away in 2020, it's 1000% Genes! Genes is the prime definition of unapologetic pop music, where the bubbly musical aesthetic produces these empowering, relatable pop bangers that just make you feel like an empowered single individual and I just want to get out and have fun for me. The pre chorus hook absolutely cuddles your soul and bursts out with this soaring melodies that have me spreading the spirit fingers in the air. I feel like I'm in leg warmers, strutting on the treadmill and Tom Hanks in Carly Rae's 'I Really Like You' music video. The day I get to see Genes live, I will be absolutely LIVING!!!

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Tyla Jane

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

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OMG YAY!!! NEW TYLA JANE!!!!!! This is such a beautiful euphoric follow up. It gives me such Taylor Swift 1989 vibes and I'm in love. I love how it has that unapologetic simplicity to it. Cuts straight to the point and makes you feel like I'm in a rom com music video where I'm wanting going on this romantic runaway/getaway. It's a track that I think everyone is going to be p...

OMG YAY!!! NEW TYLA JANE!!!!!! This is such a beautiful euphoric follow up. It gives me such Taylor Swift 1989 vibes and I'm in love. I love how it has that unapologetic simplicity to it. Cuts straight to the point and makes you feel like I'm in a rom com music video where I'm wanting going on this romantic runaway/getaway. It's a track that I think everyone is going to be pumping in the summer time!!

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Grenade Jumper

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

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Y'all honestly just take my breathe away every time. GRENADE JUMPER HAVE RANNNGEEEEEEE!! I love what you're providing to the pop punk genre and how y'all are blending influences beyond it. The tracks are so beautifully dense, empowering and just make you want to take over the world. I feel like I'm at an axe throwing place feeling both fabulous and empowered at the same ti...

Y'all honestly just take my breathe away every time. GRENADE JUMPER HAVE RANNNGEEEEEEE!! I love what you're providing to the pop punk genre and how y'all are blending influences beyond it. The tracks are so beautifully dense, empowering and just make you want to take over the world. I feel like I'm at an axe throwing place feeling both fabulous and empowered at the same time listening to your music.

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UP LATE

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

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It's got that larger than life dark punchy aura to it that feels like it's meant for the festival stage. I love how cinematic the production is and makes you feel like you're in a Tron Legacy movie. Also, I'm obsessed with the glitchy breakdown. It's an absolute moment that I feel like would be so sick to see live, especially with some strobes!

It's got that larger than life dark punchy aura to it that feels like it's meant for the festival stage. I love how cinematic the production is and makes you feel like you're in a Tron Legacy movie. Also, I'm obsessed with the glitchy breakdown. It's an absolute moment that I feel like would be so sick to see live, especially with some strobes!

Telescreen

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
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AHH this is just so much fun to listen to! I'm loving how the chorus melody just builds and builds to these beautiful harmonies. The production makes me feel like I'm pumping the jukebox and dancing in a diner from an Indie Rock/Pop version of the Back to the Future movie and I'm here for it!

AHH this is just so much fun to listen to! I'm loving how the chorus melody just builds and builds to these beautiful harmonies. The production makes me feel like I'm pumping the jukebox and dancing in a diner from an Indie Rock/Pop version of the Back to the Future movie and I'm here for it!

Ms. Thandi

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
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Oh my.. the sparkling energy in this is RADIATING!!!!! Your voice just sprinkles magic and makes hearts dissolve and melt into a puddle but the puddle is still evaporating and bubbling along to the grooves and vibes of this track. It's bouncy, soulful and such a mesmerising song to listen to. Definitely a track that's pumping on the repeat for me!! Your voice is magic!

Oh my.. the sparkling energy in this is RADIATING!!!!! Your voice just sprinkles magic and makes hearts dissolve and melt into a puddle but the puddle is still evaporating and bubbling along to the grooves and vibes of this track. It's bouncy, soulful and such a mesmerising song to listen to. Definitely a track that's pumping on the repeat for me!! Your voice is magic!

Fan Girl

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

05 Oct 2020

Super Reviewer
40

AHHH beautiful Fan Girl. Hello Hello! I'm loving this refreshing new energy from you guys in this track!! You still get that fuzzy dramatic undeniable Fan Girl punch, but I feel like this track gets to showcase the almost playful side to your musical personality. It's a fun cheeky track that has you twirling and falling into a ball pit and I'm loving it!!

AHHH beautiful Fan Girl. Hello Hello! I'm loving this refreshing new energy from you guys in this track!! You still get that fuzzy dramatic undeniable Fan Girl punch, but I feel like this track gets to showcase the almost playful side to your musical personality. It's a fun cheeky track that has you twirling and falling into a ball pit and I'm loving it!!

RISSA

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Review by Nathan Wong Nathan Wong

28 Sep 2020

Super Reviewer
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I can just imagine melting to this on the dance floor. It's got that rootsy, Anderson Paak cheekiness to it with the snappy hook. There's just such a glossy aura with your voice that I'm just so mesmerised by! You can feel the soul and the resonance in your voice. There's a silky nature in the way your sing that reminds me of Jorja Smith and Omar Apollo, but you bring such a...

I can just imagine melting to this on the dance floor. It's got that rootsy, Anderson Paak cheekiness to it with the snappy hook. There's just such a glossy aura with your voice that I'm just so mesmerised by! You can feel the soul and the resonance in your voice. There's a silky nature in the way your sing that reminds me of Jorja Smith and Omar Apollo, but you bring such a warm lively flavour to your sound that makes me feel like I'm in the crowd with you. My dream is to see you and Kaiit perform a duet on a festival stage. I can already imagine how magical it would be!

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