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Weekly Discover #21

Welcome to Weekly Discover #21! This week, we’re diving into a treasure trove of hidden gems and fresh beats that are guaranteed to elevate your playlist. As always, our mission is to uncover the best new music from around the globe, spanning genres and styles to bring you an eclectic mix of sounds. Whether you’re looking for the next big hit or a niche track that speaks to your soul, we’ve got you covered.


BLOODLIN3's "No Mercy (feat. Twista)": Redefining Hip-Hop's Boundaries



In a music landscape where explicit content often dominates, BLOODLIN3 emerges as a refreshing anomaly. This dynamic trio—comprising Mallachi, Stephen King, and Reinman Quiji—hails from the diverse locales of Paducah, Kentucky, and El Paso, Texas. United by blood and a shared vision, these brothers are not just defying the norms of hip-hop but are also reshaping its narrative.


BLOODLIN3's latest single, "No Mercy (feat. Twista)," is more than just a song; it's a statement. Produced by Virtuosic Productions, this track marks a significant evolution from their debut album, "Mercy." While the previous project introduced their sound to the world, "No Mercy" promises a harder-hitting, unapologetic return, intent on resetting the oversaturated and cookie-cutter trends in today's music industry.


Their style is gritty and raw, yet devoid of profanity—a testament to their belief that powerful messages don't need explicit language. This approach sets them apart in a genre where shock value often trumps substance.


Drawing inspiration from hip-hop legends like Twista, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tech N9ne, and Eminem, BLOODLIN3 combines rapid-fire lyricism with intricate wordplay and compelling storytelling. Their collaboration with Twista on "No Mercy" is a natural fit, blending their distinctive sound with his legendary fast-paced flow.


The single "No Mercy" is a bold proclamation of BLOODLIN3's intent to challenge and change the game. It's an anthem for anyone tired of the monotonous, formulaic sounds that dominate the charts. The track exudes confidence and a relentless drive, with each verse underscoring their commitment to authenticity and innovation.


As BLOODLIN3 continues to carve out its niche in hip-hop, their unwavering dedication to their craft and their unique approach are sure to resonate with fans old and new. "No Mercy" is not just a comeback; it's a mission statement. The trio is set on proving that they don't fit the conventional hip-hop narrative—and that's exactly their strength.


In a world where standing out often means fitting in, BLOODLIN3 dares to be different. With their roots firmly planted in family and a sound that stays true to their values, they are poised to leave an indelible mark on the music industry. Keep an eye on BLOODLIN3; their journey is just beginning, and they're taking no prisoners.



FXRRVST's "Lavender": A Sonic Journey of Healing and Empowerment



Toronto's vibrant music scene is no stranger to innovation and passion, and FXRRVST (pronounced 'forest') embodies both in their latest release, "Lavender." This queer alternative/indie/emo duo, comprising Holly and Matt, has been a beacon of authenticity and emotion, and their first single since 2021 doesn't disappoint. Fully self-produced for the first time, "Lavender" marks a significant milestone for the band, blending their signature indie rock sound with a nostalgic 2000s emo twist.


Creating "Lavender" was a deeply personal and healing process for Holly and Matt. The track's catchy leading guitar melody and driving rhythm immediately get listeners moving, but as the lyrics unfold, a darker, more profound narrative emerges. Holly’s honest and eloquent lyrics delve into the pain and frustration of enduring and overcoming abuse and trauma. This juxtaposition of upbeat music with heavy themes creates a powerful, moving experience.


FXRRVST bridges the gap between word and sound, evoking feelings of panic and frustration. Holly's debut scream in the song catches the ear and adds an ambiance of anger and anxiety, while haunting, soft background vocals create a ghostly image of a peaceful past self. The distorted guitars and gang vocals interrupt this tranquility, symbolizing the tumultuous journey through trauma.


"Lavender" stays true to FXRRVST’s tradition of explosively growing their songs to a powerful climax. It's a song that resonates with anyone who appreciates indie rock and remembers the emotional depths explored on platforms like Tumblr during their high school years.


Beyond their captivating sound, FXRRVST is dedicated to fostering positive change. They actively promote eco-conscious living and support organizations they love, encouraging their listeners to do the same. Their music and activism create a holistic experience that connects deeply with their audience.


FXRRVST hopes that "Lavender" reaches those who need to hear it. It's more than just a song—it's a beacon of healing and empowerment. As the track continues to do well on Alternative/Emo/Indie playlists, Holly and Matt appreciate all the support and consideration from their growing fan base.


In the words of FXRRVST, "We make songs that we like, that we hope other people will too." With "Lavender," they've created a track that is not only musically engaging but also deeply meaningful. If you're a fan of indie rock and emotionally charged lyrics, FXRRVST and "Lavender" are not to be missed.



SKYCALL's "Wendy": A Psychedelic Journey of Redemption and Self-Discovery



SKYCALL, the brainchild of Fabrice Duval, returns with their latest single "Wendy," a captivating blend of vintage psychedelic rock that delves deep into the human psyche. Originally formed in 2019 by Duval and Luc Erwin, former members of Tax Free, along with Didier Hoffmann on drums, the band experienced a lineup change in 2020 with Amanda S. taking over drumming duties. Despite splitting in 2023 to pursue personal projects, Duval continues to carry the torch, working on a full-length album currently in the mastering phase.


Fabrice Duval, the multi-talented guitarist, vocalist, drummer, and composer, is the driving force behind SKYCALL. Alongside Luc Erwin on bass, Duval has crafted a sound heavily influenced by psychedelic rock legends like Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Santana, as well as iconic songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Their music is a tapestry of intricate melodies, deep grooves, and introspective lyrics, a testament to their musical prowess and creative vision.


"Wendy," described by Gaz Richards from Deal Radio CIC (UK) as "a very good slice of vintage psychedelic rock," encapsulates the essence of SKYCALL's sound. Composed, arranged, and performed entirely by Duval, the track tells the poignant story of Wendy, a character grappling with disillusionment and broken dreams. Seeking solace in artificial paradises, Wendy's journey takes a turn as the effects wear off, bringing her back to stark reality. However, the song carries an uplifting message: Wendy holds the strength within herself to rebuild and transform her life into a masterpiece, provided she seeks and accepts help.


Recorded at a studio in Colmar, France, and mastered by Alexandros Chrysidis at Sierra Studios in Athens, Greece, "Wendy" showcases Duval's meticulous production skills. The song's lush arrangements and powerful instrumentation reflect Duval's deep understanding of both music and the human mind. As a practicing neuropsychiatrist, Duval draws inspiration from the psychic aspects of the human experience, infusing his music with profound emotional depth.


Fabrice Duval, balancing his career as a head of a psychiatric department and his passion for music, reflects on SKYCALL's journey: "Music is a universal language that allows us to explore the deepest corners of the human soul. 'Wendy' is a testament to the resilience and strength that we all possess, a reminder that we have the power to transform our lives."


As SKYCALL prepares for the release of their upcoming album, fans can expect more of the intricate, emotionally charged music that defines their sound. "Wendy" is just the beginning of a new chapter for SKYCALL, one that promises to delve even deeper into the complex maze of human emotions and experiences.


Dive into SKYCALL's world with "Wendy" and let the music guide you through a journey of self-discovery and redemption.



ANTHONY CASUCCIO: A JOURNEY OF GRIEF AND HEALING WITH "LIFE GOES ON"



In the realm of music, few things are as profoundly moving as a song born from genuine emotion and personal experience. Grammy-nominated music producer Anthony Casuccio's latest single, "Life Goes On," is a powerful testament to this truth. Released on May 17, 2024, this heartfelt tribute encapsulates a journey through grief, acceptance, and the enduring resilience of the human spirit.


The inspiration for "Life Goes On" emerged from a period of profound grief following the passing of Casuccio's mother. Struggling to accept her death amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, he found himself unable to fully process his emotions. It wasn’t until one night, after watching a particularly uninspiring movie, that the emotional dam broke, allowing him to finally grieve. In that vulnerable moment, Casuccio sat down and wrote “Life Goes On,” channeling his sorrow and love into a moving musical tribute dedicated to his parents.


"Life Goes On" resonates with a universal message of perseverance and hope. Casuccio's soulful lyrics and emotive melodies remind us that, no matter how dark or chaotic life may seem, it continues to move forward. This message is particularly poignant for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, offering solace and a sense of shared understanding.


Known for his meticulous production techniques, Casuccio brings his signature touch to "Life Goes On." The song’s arrangement is both haunting and uplifting, reflecting the dual nature of grief and healing. His use of delicate instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies creates an immersive listening experience that draws the audience into his emotional journey.


With a career marked by numerous accolades and chart-topping hits, Anthony Casuccio continues to push the boundaries of his craft. "Life Goes On" not only showcases his ability to create compelling music but also highlights his vulnerability and authenticity as an artist. By sharing his personal story, Casuccio invites listeners to connect with their own experiences of loss and find comfort in the music.


As “Life Goes On” makes its way into the hearts of listeners around the world, it stands as a powerful reminder of the enduring nature of life and love. Anthony Casuccio’s willingness to confront his grief and transform it into art serves as an inspiration to all who hear his music. In a world that often feels chaotic and unpredictable, songs like “Life Goes On” provide a beacon of hope and a reminder that, despite everything, life indeed goes on.


In celebrating this new release, fans and newcomers alike can appreciate the profound emotional depth and technical mastery that Anthony Casuccio brings to his music. "Life Goes On" is more than just a song; it is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the healing power of music.




LUÍS RAÚL RAMÍREZ's "Survival Guide for Empaths": A Healing Journey Through Music



We’re excited to introduce you to Luís Raúl Ramírez's latest album, "Survival Guide for Empaths." This collection of songs is designed to be both medicine and melody, offering soothing and insightful lyrics that resonate deeply with listeners. Crafted to provide solace and inspiration, this album is like a refreshing drink of water on a hot day.


"Survival Guide for Empaths" is a solo project where Luís plays most of the instruments. His setup includes two electric guitars, a keyboard for computer synthesizer, a microphone, and various interfaces and amplifiers. Although he handles the instrumentals, Luís collaborates with great singers who lend their voices to his songs, adding depth and emotion to the music.


Musically, Luís draws inspiration from a wide range of artists, including The Cure, Soda Stereo, Keane, Green Day, The Weeknd, and Dua Lipa. However, when it comes to lyrics, his influences are more holistic and spiritual, reflecting a deep connection to the psychic aspects of the human experience.


Recorded in his home studio, this album is a product of Luís's evolving journey as a musician. Each song on the album has a unique story and message, inspired by the global spike in spirituality since 2020. This inspiration drives him to create music that goes beyond speeches and podcasts, offering meaningful melodies that can change lives.


During the production of the album, particularly on tracks like "Survival Guide for Empaths" and "Agua Sanadora, Ondine E Nereidi Opera," Luís felt a deep spiritual connection guiding the creative process. Friends who critiqued the songs often had emotional reactions, showing tears of emotion upon hearing the first outcomes. It was a testament to the power of music to move and heal.


Creating "Ondine E Nereidi Opera" was a unique experience. Collaborators Valeria and Ricarleth provided different ideas, and the final shape of the song emerged during production, much like discovering a secret. This process of unveiling the song’s true form was an experimental journey, one that none of them could predict until it was fully assembled.


"Survival Guide for Empaths" is an album that promises to heal, inspire, and connect. It’s not just music; it's a journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Join us on this path and let the music guide you to a place of inner peace and understanding.



ARJAY SMITH's "Old Man Rookie": A Masterclass in Instrumental Hip-Hop



In an era where music often feels disposable, ARJAY SMITH's latest release, "Old Man Rookie Instrumentals Pt. 1: Fives Up," is a refreshing departure. This album is a testament to the power of instrumental hip-hop and Smith's undeniable talent as a producer. Seamlessly blending nostalgic grooves with forward-thinking production, each track on this album is a sonic journey that captivates from start to finish.


"It's simple... I love music, and I deposit a piece of myself into every creation. Music is the universal language, and I enjoy crafting melodic dialogue. May you enjoy the sounds, and may we heal the world together," says Smith. This philosophy is evident in every beat, every melody, and every carefully placed sample in "Old Man Rookie." The album is a labor of love, a collection of tracks that showcase Smith's deep understanding of the genre's roots while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in instrumental hip-hop.


The album is a sublime blend of boom-bap and intelligent instrumental hip-hop. The beats hit hard, reminiscent of classic East Coast sounds, yet infused with fresh elements that keep the music dynamic and engaging. What might initially seem simple evolves into a complex and elegant mix, a testament to Smith's meticulous attention to detail.


What truly sets ARJAY SMITH apart is his mastery of storytelling without uttering a single lyric. Each track is a chapter in a larger narrative, crafted through carefully arranged track names, samples, intricate drum patterns, and soul-stirring melodies. Smith's compositions evoke powerful emotional responses, painting vivid pictures of daily routines and inviting listeners to connect with the music on a deeply personal level.


In a genre often dominated by vocalists, Smith's decision to focus solely on instrumental compositions is bold—but it pays off in spades. "Old Man Rookie" is not just an album; it's an immersive sonic experience that invites repeated listens. Each track offers something new upon each hearing, revealing the depth and complexity of Smith's production skills.


Whether you're a seasoned hip-hop aficionado or a casual listener looking for something new, "Old Man Rookie Instrumentals Pt. 1: Fives Up" is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. The album feels like a breath of fresh air, a masterclass in instrumental hip-hop that showcases Smith's talent and passion for music.


ARJAY SMITH has created more than just an album; he's crafted a musical dialogue that speaks to the heart and soul. "Old Man Rookie" is a celebration of the enduring power of instrumental hip-hop and a reminder of the beauty and complexity that can be found in the genre. Dive into the world of ARJAY SMITH and let "Old Man Rookie" take you on a journey of sublime rhythm and cerebral beats.



Breaking Down Walls: Clare Easdown's "STIGMA ENIGMA"



In a world where mental health stigma still reigns, Clare Easdown emerges with a powerful anthem aimed at dismantling these barriers once and for all. "STIGMA ENIGMA" is not just a song; it's a raw and genuine cry to abolish the stigma surrounding mental illness and provide a safe space for those who are struggling.


Clare Easdown, the creative force behind "STIGMA ENIGMA," serves as both vocalist and producer, channeling her personal experiences and struggles into her music. With influences ranging from Sleep Token to Madonna, Clare's sound is a unique blend of vulnerability and empowerment.


"STIGMA ENIGMA" is more than just a song; it's a journey through Clare's mental health struggles and her relentless fight against stigma. From her experiences in psychiatric facilities to the judgment and ridicule she faced, Clare's music serves as a beacon of hope and understanding for those who have felt marginalized.


With powerful lyrics and captivating melodies, "STIGMA ENIGMA" seeks to bring awareness to mental illness and the importance of compassion and empathy. It's a call to love more and judge less, creating a world where mental health is met with understanding and acceptance.


The recording and production of "STIGMA ENIGMA" took place in Clare's home in Menai, Sydney, Australia. But the journey to creating this song wasn't easy; Clare found herself locked away in a psychiatric facility due to her bipolar disorder, facing ridicule and judgment from those around her. Despite the challenges, Clare's resilience shines through in her music.


"STIGMA ENIGMA" is more than just a song; it's a movement to break down the walls of mental health stigma and create a more compassionate and understanding world. Join Clare Easdown on this journey and let her music inspire you to love more and judge less.


"STIGMA ENIGMA" is a testament to Clare Easdown's strength and resilience in the face of adversity. Through her music, Clare is breaking down barriers and paving the way for a more inclusive and empathetic society. Listen to "STIGMA ENIGMA" today and be a part of the change.



ODELET: A NEW ERA WITH "PISCES PIE"



In the vibrant, ever-evolving landscape of contemporary music, few artists possess the multifaceted talent and creative vision of Odelet. This Detroit-born, California-based artist is not just a singer and songwriter but also a producer and visual artist. With the recent release of her newest album, "Pisces Pie," on May 11, 2024, Odelet has marked another significant milestone in her already illustrious career. This album promises to be a unique sonic journey that highlights her expansive range and deep musical sensibility.


Odelet’s journey into music began in her formative years in Detroit, a city steeped in the rich traditions of Soul and R&B. Her move to California and subsequent studies in Visual Art at Portland State University marked the beginning of her professional music career. It was during her time in university that Odelet recorded her first album, "Experiment." This 19-song collection showcased her avant-garde approach to minimalism, featuring intricate harmony arrangements and instrumentation performed entirely by her.


"Pisces Pie," Odelet's latest project, represents a seamless fusion of old-school Hip-Hop production and her profound understanding of Soul, R&B, and Pop. Entirely produced using a drum machine and keyboard, this 11-song album is a testament to her technical prowess and deep musical sensibility. Odelet describes the production as an homage to classic Hip-Hop, a genre that has heavily influenced her artistic direction.


Vocally, "Pisces Pie" is an exhibition of Odelet’s expansive range and emotive depth. She likens her vocal process to jazz, emphasizing the spontaneous, almost improvisational feel of her singing. Each track on the album delivers a blend of rhythmic beats and soulful melodies, creating a soundscape that is both nostalgic and refreshingly original.


Odelet’s story is one of relentless creativity and unyielding passion. From her early days in Detroit to her current status as a multi-talented artist in California, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to reinvent herself and her music. "Pisces Pie" further cements her reputation as a groundbreaking artist capable of transcending traditional genre limitations.


As the world begins to fully embrace "Pisces Pie," there is no doubt that Odelet will continue to captivate audiences with her unique blend of soulful vocals, hip-hop beats, and artistic vision. This album is not just a tribute to the genres that have influenced her but a bold statement of her place within the musical pantheon.


Odelet’s "Pisces Pie" is more than an album; it is an artistic manifesto that celebrates the past while boldly looking toward the future. As she shares her latest creation with the world, Odelet invites us all to join her on this remarkable musical journey.



ZOAX's "Emotions of Love": An Electro-Pop Journey Through the Heart



Belgian electro artist ZOAX has released his latest EP, "Emotions of Love," a radiant exploration of the complexities and nuances of love through a vibrant electro-pop lens. This collection of five tracks invites listeners to experience the highs and lows of love, wrapped in bright, danceable beats and hyper-melodic toplines.


On "Emotions of Love," ZOAX ventures into a more sung and electro-pop universe, enlisting the help of Valery's smooth vocals to bring his vision to life. The EP's sound is further polished by the expert mix and arrangements from sound engineer Fresh Sly. The result is a seamless blend of house, pop, and deep-house, creating an atmosphere that is both sunny and danceable, perfect for both introspective moments and lively dance floors.


ZOAX draws inspiration from a wide range of sounds, including bewitching jazz and traditional rhythms. He is also influenced by music legends such as Pink Floyd and Jean-Michel Jarre, the hypnotic disco of Kraftwerk, and the cinematic compositions of Hans Zimmer, Vangelis, and Ennio Morricone. These diverse influences come together to form a unique and compelling soundscape that defines "Emotions of Love."


The EP's five tracks delve into the complex emotions associated with love. Each song is a chapter in a story that captures the listener's heart, inviting them to dance while also reflecting on the intricacies of their own emotions. From the euphoric highs to the melancholic lows, ZOAX's music evokes a full spectrum of feelings.


"Emotions of Love" opens with energetic beats and infectious melodies, setting the tone for the journey ahead. As the EP progresses, the tracks weave together to paint a vivid picture of love's many facets. The fifth and final track, "Infinite Harmony," brings this musical exploration to a close with a sense of resolution and peace. This concluding hymn to love leaves listeners with a lingering feeling of warmth and contentment.


ZOAX's "Emotions of Love" is more than just an EP; it's a celebration of love in all its forms. The bright, danceable tracks are designed to make listeners move, but they also invite introspection and emotional connection. Valery's vocals add a layer of depth and sincerity, while Fresh Sly's arrangements ensure that each track shines with clarity and precision.


With "Emotions of Love," ZOAX has created a masterful blend of electro-pop and house that captures the essence of love's emotional journey. This EP is a testament to his talent as a producer and his ability to craft music that is both deeply personal and universally relatable. Whether you're a fan of dance music or simply looking for a soundtrack to your own experiences of love, "Emotions of Love" is an EP that promises to leave a lasting impression. Dive into ZOAX's vibrant world and let the music guide you through the labyrinth of love.



DARVAZA WAVE: A GOTHIC TRIBUTE WITH "CROW'S TEARS"



In the world of dark, gothic rock, few bands have emerged with the unique blend of influences and the emotional depth that define Darvaza Wave. This transnational ensemble, hailing from Italy, Denmark, and Finland, has steadily carved out a niche for themselves with their distinctive sound that fuses post-punk, new-wave, and electronic elements. Their latest single, "Crow's Tears," is a poignant homage to the cult movie "The Crow," released on the 13th of May, 1994. This release also marks the 13th anniversary of "The Crow Movie," symbolizing a blend of reverence and rebellion that permeates their music.


The release of "Crow's Tears" on May 13, 2024, is a tribute to the enduring legacy of "The Crow," a film that has left an indelible mark on the gothic community. The band's inspiration stems from the film's dark atmosphere and sounds, which have influenced countless artists over the past three decades. "The Crow" is more than a movie; it’s a symbol of revenge, power, and eternal love that transcends the boundaries between life and death.


Darvaza Wave's "Crow's Tears" encapsulates this essence, channeling the spirit of Eric Draven and the tragic beauty of Brandon Lee's final performance. The track is a sonic journey through the themes of the film, with distorted guitars, martial rhythms, and haunting keyboards creating a soundscape that is both powerful and ethereal. The band's lineup—Luca Zaniboni on vocals and studio bass, Saverio Turetta on guitar, Claudio Zurlo on keyboards and studio bass, Riccardo Franzoi on drums and effects, and Andrea Privato on live bass—delivers a performance that is both intense and evocative.


Formed in Northern Italy in 2015, Darvaza Wave has evolved significantly over the years. Their music, characterized by a blend of martial rhythms, powerful guitars, and electronic elements, has a direct and energetic impact, while also maintaining a catchy and dreamy atmosphere. The band's sound has been influenced by the gothic traditions of Scandinavia, where two of its members reside. This unique blend of cultural influences is evident in their music, which combines the dark romanticism of gothic rock with the innovative spirit of new wave and electronic music.


"Crow's Tears" is more than a tribute; it is an exploration of the themes that define "The Crow." The song delves into the darkness and beauty of revenge, the power of love that defies death, and the haunting melodies that resonate through rainy nights in a dystopian cityscape. With its blend of dark new wave, gothic rock, and electronic elements, the track offers a contemporary take on the timeless narrative of "The Crow."


Darvaza Wave's latest single is a celebration of the past, a reflection on the present, and a promise for the future. It embodies the band's evolution and their commitment to creating music that is both evocative and innovative. As they continue to draw inspiration from the dark romanticism of gothic traditions, Darvaza Wave stands as a beacon for fans of the genre, reminding us all of the power of music to transcend time and space.


In "Crow's Tears," Darvaza Wave invites us to remember the past, embrace the present, and look forward to a future where the spirit of "The Crow" continues to inspire and resonate.



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