[Electronic] Danny Olson – Firelight EP

Over the past couple of months the cinematic composer/producer Danny Olson has been unveiling his highly emotional EP Firelight. Newly released on Seeking Blue, this four track project is the culmination of a journey that started last year after the sudden passing of Danny’s father.

Since then, Danny has gone through a massive journey through a vast array of feelings that have been creatively boiled down into a stellar musical homage to the most important man in his life. Danny’s first singles “Waking Up” with Becca Krueger and “I Hope You Know” with RUNN were incredible and set the tone for the EP perfectly, while “Firelight” stuns as the most unique and important song on the entire project. It doesn’t really fit neatly into a specific genre which makes it all the more enticing.

Danny closes out the project with a certifiable anthem alongside Linney called “Once Again” that has one specific moment in it that is really going to be special in a live atmosphere. It’s like a firework or confetti moment – a big cathartic blast of emotion that is sure to give you goosebumps!

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[Synth Pop] RUNN – If The Devil Is You

Just like the rest of the world that watched the newest season of Stranger Things, RUNN was enamored by the alluring Eddie Munson. The lovable misfit inspired the creation of “If The Devil is You” which follows up from RUNN’s previous solo single “How To Be Happy.”

We knew RUNN could do pop, but this synthy treat is an instant favorite among her incredibly deep discography. What makes this song even more special is that RUNN not only wrote and performed the song, but she produced it herself and released it independently as well. It’s a strong record that will have you falling for it just as easily as we all did for Eddie Munson.

There’s something that Eddie embodied in the show, a misunderstood person, a complex and rough around the edges person, a social reject that really resonated with me. I’ve got a soft spot for people like that, and find that they’re the most loving and passionate people out there. I wanted to write a song to every person who’s ever felt like they weren’t supposed to love who they love, but said “fuck it” and did it anyways.” – RUNN

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[Future Bass] Danny Olson x RUNN – I Hope You Know

Danny Olson returns with the next chapter of his emotionally charged EP journey. This time working alongside the ever talented RUNN for the inspiring single “I Hope You Know” released on Seeking Blue. As the follow up to “Waking Up” from the upcoming Firelight EP it takes listeners through another expedition through the emotions of losing a loved one.

Despite losing his dad at times Danny found some comfort and inspiration in the lasting impression and memories that still remain. This uplifting emotional crux lives at the heart of this impactful song that really captured the scope of such a feeling. RUNN is as masterful as ever, while Danny shifts his style for a pop-centric hit. If you’re not paying attention – it’s catchy; and if you are, then it hits deep. Don’t let your playlist miss out on this one.

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[Electronic] Medii – What If This Is All Real LP

The LA meets London duo Medii has planted a major flag on 2022 with the release of their LP What If This Is All Real. The fourteen track project showcases the group’s dynamic talents with influences from electro pop to 80’s, to indie dance and beyond.

The synth-laden throwback vibes that oozes throughout this LP is one of its best qualities. It’s a glue that keeps this album feeling tight throughout. Another highlight that keeps things cohesive despite the wide range of talents involved are the vocals. From front to back What If This Is All Real is packed with memorable performances from the likes of Cat Cayenne, Gemyni, Sidney Blair and more. Medii delivered a massively fun listen that manages to also express emotional sentiments that will make the LP a timeless treat.

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[Electronic] ClariS – Careless (Slushii Remix)

The prodigious producer Slushii is back together with Sacra Beats, formerly Sakura Chill Beats, for another massive anime remix. This time he takes on “Careless” by ClariS which many will recognize as the opening theme song from season 2 of Magia Record.

Slushii’s take on “Careless” is a bubbly midtempo record that takes influence from numerous genres including future, pop, moombahton and more. It’s a fun record that even English speakers are going to sing along to as they dance away to Slushii’s synth heavy production. It fits perfectly with the style of ClariS’ original and makes for one of the more unique remixes in the Sacra Beats ever-growing catalog.

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[Future/Pop] Vincent x RUNN – Sunburn

As we move into festival season we’re getting into the time of year when producer’s are bringing out their big tracks, which is exactly what Vincent & RUNN deliver with “Sunburn.” Memorable from the start, this record is certainly a special one within both artists’ impressive discographies.

“Sunburn” is a song that you will not be able to get out of your head, not that you even want it do escape. Vincent delivers one of his most catchy productions yet while RUNN shows yet again why she is one of the best around. It’s future bass meets pop sound is just dying to crush on the radio, so don’t be surprised if you hear this getting rinsed across the airwaves or crops up in a bazillion playlists. Be cool and add it to yours first though! 😉

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[Bedroom Pop] RUNN – How To Be Happy

Everyone knows RUNN from her heart-shattering collaborations with such producers as Illenium, Steve Aoki, Seven Lions, Dabin, Au5, Kai Wachi and so many more. She’s had several big records recently, but now she’s got what could be her biggest yet as “How To Be Happy” sees her return to solo releases!

“How To Be Happy” is one of those songs that is catchy in all the right ways. Her subtly playful tone portrays a web of emotions that are complex enough to strike the soul of any adult, while the melodic bedroom pop style as a whole is something someone of any age can vibe to. It’s always a special time when singers we recognize from some of our favorite producer hits release solo music and we hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. Definitely worth some real estate in your Spring playlists.

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