When we caught up with Ella On The Run earlier this year, she had released her incredible EP ‘Undone’, featuring tracks such as ‘Walk Away’, and her unique version of ‘All that she wants’ by Ace of Base. Her sultry alt/ pop sound consists of infectious beats and melodies, and spacious, alluring lyrics, which have crowned her “queen of of the alt-pop block”, according to Wonderland.
Now, having been working with award winning video director Rafe Gibbon, (recently notable for Will Joseph Cook’s ‘Take Me Dancing’ video), Ella On The Run has released her mesmerising new music video ‘Walk Away’. Questioning forbidden love and temptation – “Could we be lovers, more than friends?”, she conveys a hypnotically intriguing story and image of colour and pattern, which combines perfectly with these complex beats and alternative synth sounds. The mirrored profile of Ella On The Run singing, cleverly interlinks with the harmonies within ‘Walk Away’, as if conveying two separate voices, questioning her internal desire and passion. This theme is carried through the verses and pre-chorus until the track throws us into an up-beat chorus of fervent synths, accentuated by distorted patterns and manipulated images.
Be sure to check out this video for ‘Walk away’ below, and to familiarise yourselves with her formidable EP!
Benny Benassi’s songs have undoubtedly inspired millions across the globe. From hard hitting, energetic tracks like “Satisfaction,” to uplifting vocal tracks like “Cinema” and “Paradise,” you won’t have to look long and hard to find someone who holds a track from this storied artist near and dear to their heart. Yet, as much as we associate our own musical journies with our favorite tracks, we often forget that artists are the exact same way. Songs throughout their upbringing and career inspired them and continued to influence their art, just as they have for us.
With that in mind, we wanted to ask our Resident Artist for ten songs that inspired him at some point in his life. From new wave, to disco, to progressive house, Benny dialed up an eclectic collection for your listening enjoyment. Press play below and get a deeper understanding of everyone’s favorite Italian producer/DJ.
In the midst of all the chaos, music sometimes provides a little relief, even if only temporary. Sometimes it’s necessary to kick back, relax and lose yourself in some indie goodness for a while. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Hit play on the Indie Dojo and let your mind travel to a more peaceful place, wherever that may be.
San Diego-based electronic group E C H E L A N showed their colors for the first time since their creation this week with their debut single “Perspective (feat. Logan Swirsky).” It’s a great summer tune that shows maturity in vocals and composition alike, leading us to believe that this won’t be the last track from them that we really dig.
The track combines a Flume-like production of synth and vocal manipulation while integrating an airy guitar that’s reminiscent of an indie rock sound you’d expect out of their hometown—a sound that leaves you feeling ready for a whole lot of chilling. Logan Swirsky’s vocal talent is certainly a key part of this track, and we hope to hear her on more tracks in the future. The finesse of her tonality is both pleasing to the ears and calming to the soul, and since we could describe the production of the instrumental parts of this song similarly, they really come together as the perfect pair.
E C H E L A N just brought on a very successful first release, and we’ll definitely be following them to see what they bring next.
For some of us, the harsh reality of the end of a long weekend will hit us really hard today. May we suggest easing into it with a new Indie Dojo? We know it’s not another day off, but it’s definitely better than nothing.