RENNAN

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

24 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

Yeah smeared in angst and "told you so" bombs which I'm personally always here for. Reminiscent of "Black Skinhead" feels which is a big ++ and I really dug that soulful breakdown at the end.

Yeah smeared in angst and "told you so" bombs which I'm personally always here for. Reminiscent of "Black Skinhead" feels which is a big ++ and I really dug that soulful breakdown at the end.

Eli Greeneyes

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

24 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Come on "What Have You Done For Me Lately?!" Ha man you've taken an iconic phrase in music, for me especially and flipped the script, styled it uniquely and changed the tune completely. Intentional or not it sounds slick. Hitting with this new Aussie Sublime -esque feel. "Lately" is a good stroller, deep thinker, sounds like a gift of musical fate. ELI is clearly making...

Come on "What Have You Done For Me Lately?!" Ha man you've taken an iconic phrase in music, for me especially and flipped the script, styled it uniquely and changed the tune completely. Intentional or not it sounds slick. Hitting with this new Aussie Sublime -esque feel. "Lately" is a good stroller, deep thinker, sounds like a gift of musical fate. ELI is clearly making a real effort to be an original, and with a name like that he just might be!

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Jessica Jade

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

23 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Did it again with this new one. Understated yet still stunning and reminiscent of Sweet, Sexy, Savage from Kehlani. It's no secret I'm a fan of JJ, she knows good and well that even when radio speeds it up it's best to take it slow. "You" is the quintessential RNB jam and Miss Jade is the Total Package.

Did it again with this new one. Understated yet still stunning and reminiscent of Sweet, Sexy, Savage from Kehlani. It's no secret I'm a fan of JJ, she knows good and well that even when radio speeds it up it's best to take it slow. "You" is the quintessential RNB jam and Miss Jade is the Total Package.

Glowing

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

23 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

Big reach with that voice, booming resonance, Plus the duet harmony moment was a gorgeous touch. "Poppy" is a stirring song that makes you eager to witness the passion live, Bet GLOWING has an electric presence.

Big reach with that voice, booming resonance, Plus the duet harmony moment was a gorgeous touch. "Poppy" is a stirring song that makes you eager to witness the passion live, Bet GLOWING has an electric presence.

Reggie Banks

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

21 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

I really like that you called this track "Median" because you mess with the tempo so much in those breakdowns, it's like the eye of the storm then it lifts and drops again. Clever. You Clever. Also hits like Studio 54 turnt on its ear.

I really like that you called this track "Median" because you mess with the tempo so much in those breakdowns, it's like the eye of the storm then it lifts and drops again. Clever. You Clever. Also hits like Studio 54 turnt on its ear.

Stellie

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

21 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

Beautiful resolution. STELLIE you sing like you're looking right through someone. I love the grandiose vibe "Colours" hits you with. It's Wavy, makes you feel like you're floating on a milky cloud somewhere towards a fresh start.

Beautiful resolution. STELLIE you sing like you're looking right through someone. I love the grandiose vibe "Colours" hits you with. It's Wavy, makes you feel like you're floating on a milky cloud somewhere towards a fresh start.

Mia Wray

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

19 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

This is Motivation Monday, Tuesday thru to Sunday, every day, Yes thank you. Here for all the clicks, the harmonies, the kicks, horns, the drama. What a debut holy hell...This is anthemic blazin high up there, solid and firey like "Good Luck" from Basement Jaxx. Work.

This is Motivation Monday, Tuesday thru to Sunday, every day, Yes thank you. Here for all the clicks, the harmonies, the kicks, horns, the drama. What a debut holy hell...This is anthemic blazin high up there, solid and firey like "Good Luck" from Basement Jaxx. Work.

Essie Holt

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

19 Sep 2020

Triple J
50

Stunning. ESSIE paints a real Schmood, all the echoes of longing, beautiful brooding, being lost in the moment. Wanting to reverse time and relive the same sweet moment on loop is a deep relatable human desire, and such a joy to listen to when executed seamlessly as it is here. "Wanna Stay Up With You" is a mastered sonic dream that lifts you up and places you in this revolving door w...

Stunning. ESSIE paints a real Schmood, all the echoes of longing, beautiful brooding, being lost in the moment. Wanting to reverse time and relive the same sweet moment on loop is a deep relatable human desire, and such a joy to listen to when executed seamlessly as it is here. "Wanna Stay Up With You" is a mastered sonic dream that lifts you up and places you in this revolving door world of transient happiness.

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Meghna

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

17 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

Yeah rousing is right I like that description evokes a feeling that something is for sure brewing, something beating, a freaky witch hunt. Can tell MEGHNA is onto something wicked here with "Bad Thoughts."

Yeah rousing is right I like that description evokes a feeling that something is for sure brewing, something beating, a freaky witch hunt. Can tell MEGHNA is onto something wicked here with "Bad Thoughts."

Joe Mungovan

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

17 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

JOE, this was easy like a Mutha flippin Sunday morning man and you surprised me with that bridge I like it. Flexing real range in your voice here with "You + Me"
Ps. Cute whistle

JOE, this was easy like a Mutha flippin Sunday morning man and you surprised me with that bridge I like it. Flexing real range in your voice here with "You + Me"
Ps. Cute whistle

Will Clift

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

17 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

Another catchy diddy that makes you wanna click and walk with you head a lil bit higher in the morning. Kinda longed for some more harmonies on the track tho just saying since it's so boppy in that pocket.

Another catchy diddy that makes you wanna click and walk with you head a lil bit higher in the morning. Kinda longed for some more harmonies on the track tho just saying since it's so boppy in that pocket.

Oskar Campbell

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

17 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

I'd love to see more soul on the J's and in the world. PERIODT. OSKAR my man you soar with those sweet resonant pipes and that guitar solo at the end makes for a nice soft landing.

I'd love to see more soul on the J's and in the world. PERIODT. OSKAR my man you soar with those sweet resonant pipes and that guitar solo at the end makes for a nice soft landing.

MAWiE

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

16 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

MAWiE defs on his grind here setting the stage for unshakeable ambition, running on fire from past trials always makes for a worthy MC.

MAWiE defs on his grind here setting the stage for unshakeable ambition, running on fire from past trials always makes for a worthy MC.

Vacation Club

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

16 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Kill that throwback beautiful ''coming of age'' feel sense on this one. The kind of song that needs to be enjoyed on long drives at sunset, across country with big mutha headphones. The mastering is excellent too I played through my phone and through a big bluetooth speaker, both sound just as good because the fullness of everything working together is undeniable.

Kill that throwback beautiful ''coming of age'' feel sense on this one. The kind of song that needs to be enjoyed on long drives at sunset, across country with big mutha headphones. The mastering is excellent too I played through my phone and through a big bluetooth speaker, both sound just as good because the fullness of everything working together is undeniable.

Stevan

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

16 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Defying genres is accurate and a skill that is flexed to its fullest here with "On My Mind." STEVAN switches from dreamy soft vocals to quick fire bars. Anytime I hear a talk box or something that even resembles it I am won over. Kevin Abstract should..

Defying genres is accurate and a skill that is flexed to its fullest here with "On My Mind." STEVAN switches from dreamy soft vocals to quick fire bars. Anytime I hear a talk box or something that even resembles it I am won over. Kevin Abstract should..

EGOISM

Review

Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

16 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

Hard Yes. Please accept my four and half star rating instead of my words because whatever I have to say won't do it justice. However here goes nothin; The pace at which "Here's The Thing" travels along is the fabric of pop fantasy. EGOISM nail the Happy/Sad limbo that makes anyone with a soul stop, listen and love.

Hard Yes. Please accept my four and half star rating instead of my words because whatever I have to say won't do it justice. However here goes nothin; The pace at which "Here's The Thing" travels along is the fabric of pop fantasy. EGOISM nail the Happy/Sad limbo that makes anyone with a soul stop, listen and love.

Mother Culture

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Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

16 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

Woah I did not expect such a big voice to hit me here. Liking it a lot, picture me beachside blissin the hell out with this on, Gorgeous. And that bio is everything.

Woah I did not expect such a big voice to hit me here. Liking it a lot, picture me beachside blissin the hell out with this on, Gorgeous. And that bio is everything.

Eluera

Review

Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

16 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Falsetto dreams from Eluera gives you a Carousel of good feelings more on the cool side less on the sad side. Smells like new young Pop royalty in the making.

Falsetto dreams from Eluera gives you a Carousel of good feelings more on the cool side less on the sad side. Smells like new young Pop royalty in the making.

Alex Hosking

Review

Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

12 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Impressed. This is lovely, glowed up like renowned pop, travels with such mastery. I can already hear it on the radio everywhere. Also love when I hear a new tune on Unearthed that I know my fam or friends will dig.

Impressed. This is lovely, glowed up like renowned pop, travels with such mastery. I can already hear it on the radio everywhere. Also love when I hear a new tune on Unearthed that I know my fam or friends will dig.

Angelo the Poet

Review

Review by Ilai Swindells Ilai Swindells

12 Sep 2020

Triple J
45

Oooo Trust and hope FWM is on "Laced Dreams" because if FYM is anything to go off for what is expected on the rest of the EP then I'm predicting solid efforts for the whole album. Must be noted that BoomChild's production is crisp AF and if Angelo's voice gets any deeper, he might have a female following that would put D'Angelo's fanbase to shame. PS. Please t...

Oooo Trust and hope FWM is on "Laced Dreams" because if FYM is anything to go off for what is expected on the rest of the EP then I'm predicting solid efforts for the whole album. Must be noted that BoomChild's production is crisp AF and if Angelo's voice gets any deeper, he might have a female following that would put D'Angelo's fanbase to shame. PS. Please throw a talk box in there towards the end on an alt-version for the EP just for me thank u!

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