Hard Lights, Moonshine, Ember Island – Umbrella (feat. Marnik)

I tend to like select covers of this song more then the original. The is one such cover since it takes a different spin of the tune without missing the heart of it. My favorite part has always been ‘Took an oath I’mma stick it out ’til the end’. I love the cadence and rhythm there. It’s effortless and so damn catchy. This version has a smoother deeper vibe to the track. The vocals are soothing and the beat is driving in the chorus.

Hard Lights has an ear for melody and this is evident when going through his catalog of music he’s produced. Hard Lights is a Producer / International DJ racking up massive plays on Spotify.

Jake Hays – OVERCOMPLICATED

Bouncing beat and a punchy bass frame this track with Jake’s gruff rock vocals. Excellent hook in the chorus that really sticks. The track, style wise, reminds me of Miike Snow – this is high praise in my book. My favorite part is the pre-chorus where the bass-line steps down and he sings ‘I hate to say it out loud’. Perfection right there. The music video is entertaining and well produced. #Bestof2021 #ElectronicPop

Daniel Bayot – Like You Love Me

The captivating bass-line starts it off and is elevated with Daniel’s exquisite soulful vocals. The pre-chorus lift is perfection. The chords and his voice just gets me, like a solid Stevie Wonder track. Then we are treated to an addictive vocal melody in the chorus. This is how a well structured song should sound. His musical chops (years of formal classical training) shine through out this track. For fans of Sam Sparro and Years & Years

Cover by Ruben Tomas