'Synthwave producer don.a.a.ron has just released his 4th single this year. Simply titled ‘Cherry’, he has collaborated once again with singer Emi Wong who is on his debut single 'Over U' in January 2018.
‘Cherry’ has been influenced by the New Wave sound that dominated MTV in the early 80s with hints of Cyndi Lauper, The Buggles and The Cars thrown into the mix. The song is also the product of an idea that the musician/ producer and Emi put together one afternoon during a writing session.
don.a.a.ron says, “I realize that there are lot of people singing about love or sex. Most of them are about how a man feels towards a woman, or vice versa. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were songs that talk about other kinds of love? People are expressing themselves in their own unique ways. This song represents the freedom people actually have right now to be themselves. No matter what turns you on.”
This would be the second collaboration between don.a.a.ron and Emi, who is currently living in New York. The producer continues, “Emi has a magnificent voice. I love working with her because she is full of wild ideas and knows where I’m getting at whenever I present her with some music. It’s real easy working with her too. Expect more from us.”
Listen to 'Cherry': hyperurl.co/DonAARonCherry
... and this week's Aging Youth Delights features new heat from Airliftz, Axel Brizzy X Marian Carmel, Zadon x Tosh Rock, ROYAL ESTATE, YAØ, Fern., JAMES, Subsonic Eye, Yoshi Flower X Rico Nasty, Yokez 叶玉棂 and more. Take a listen and subscribe to it.
'你完美' is the first collaborative work between Zadon and Tosh. It is also the first release for a series of R'n'B/ HipHop mandarin singles that are about to be put out by Zadon. The two artists came together to create a song to encourage listeners to embrace their quirkiness and to find beauty by being themselves.
The music is co- produced by Zadon and producer Shorya Sharma. The music video and single are released on 31st August 2018.
Zadon的⾳乐吸收了东西⽅流⾏⾳乐的精髓，为华⼈乐坛创造出独树⼀帜的新鲜作品。 他说：“作为亚洲⼈，我们必须记住我们的根源，并且宣扬我们的⽂化和语⾔。” 这⾸歌的⾳乐是 Zadon和⾳乐制作⼈Shorya ⼀起制作的。
Zadon 和 Tosh 在《你完美》 这⾸ 歌⾥⼤胆把⾃⼰表达出来并且在中⽂⾳乐⾥表现出了⼀个不⼀样的风格。这首歌是Zadon和电影演员／⾳乐⼈Tosh ⾸次合作的⾳乐作品。这两位 ⾳乐制作⼈希望这⾸歌能够⿎励听众⼤胆 做⾃⼰并且不要害怕和别⼈不⼀样。
这⾸歌是在 Zadon 未来的⼀系列单曲中的⾸个发⾏。《你完美》的MV和⾳频即将在8⽉31⽇发⾏。
Fresh off 2 new releases, producer-singer YAØ drops a remastered version of his 2017 debut ‘Wish U The Best’. The revisited track was the start of his music journey, kicking off the first step of his upcoming EP.
The remaster improves on the original by making it more ready for the dancefloor and the vocals crispier than before.
YAØ shares, “This song is about that feeling of wanting to start again/ afresh even after going through all the doubts in life. On the other hand, it is also a story about being brave enough to forgive someone even though they've hurt you in the past.”
He reminiscnes, “I think the song still resonates with me in a very strong way. In 2017, I was really into experimenting with different genres of music which I really liked. House and dance music was one of them. Personally, I feel that this song has stood the test of time as I still have people coming to me, humming the melody of the chorus.”
Self-produced and written by YAØ, ‘Wish U The Best’ is a house-pop number and the re-releases serves as a pre-cursor to the next single ‘Scenery’ coming out late September.
We took a break from our weekly playlist last week. Now we are back with the latest from Jasmine Sokko, Charlie Lim, Linying, Fariz Jabba, Zamaera, Talitha Tan, Wyane Hausley X G Preme X Louie Indigo and more! Hear the new bops right here!
Jasmine Sokko returns with her new single ‘HURT’. The banger melds her penchant for melancholic lyrics with fiery beats and talks about getting hurt by tough love in a relationship. Written and produced by the enigmatic singer, the song delves deep into a new music direction for Jasmine Sokko as she fully embraces her love for electronic pop.
She shares, “In life, the person you care about will hurt you because they were trying to be honest. A person’s intention is something that can never truly be transferred. It’s just created and understood. Their actions might come from a good place but you could perceive it in a different way. In my case, I wanted to do the same to the person who unintentionally hurt me – just so they’ll understand. It’s a bit petty but it was how I felt at the time.”
Jasmine Sokko divulges that she has gone through a long period of writer’s block, sharing, “I couldn’t do anything for three months. ‘HURT’ came and flowed so naturally. I wrote the song in one session and it made it clear why I do what I do. I played it for my friend and we both cried. It’s very honest.”
‘HURT’ is released under exclusive license to Warner Music Singapore for Asian territories and KnightVision Records for the rest of the world on Friday 24 August 2018.
Listen to ‘HURT’: www.jasminesokko.com
Peep the smoking hot tunes from Test The Divide, The Male Gaze, Karencici, Bawal Clan, Altimet, Cadence, lost spaces, Marcello Tahitoe and more in this week’s Aging Youth Delights playlist.
Discover what it takes to make killer electronic music with multi-talented artist Jasmine Sokko. She’ll share her process for creating compositions, from beat making to sound design, and perform her new songs. Then you’ll experiment with GarageBand to break down her songs and practise remixing them to create a track of your own.
Majulah Singapura! This week’s Aging Youth Delights playlist features only tunes from the +65 we love. We have the new new from Rauzan Rahman, theodora, surrender.hq aka Saiful Idris, Sherene's Closet, Nicco Homaili, MAS1A, Houg, YAØ and I, Devotion. We dropped in tunes we loved from acts like Force Vomit, A Vacant Affair, ShiGGa Shay, B-Quartet, Concave Scream, The Stoned Revivals, THELIONCITYBOY and more.
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Our own Jasmine Sokko hits up Shine Festival this Sat 4 August 2018. See you guys at the Square Stage near Stadium MRT station exit at 9pm. Get a preview of her new single (which is coming out this month) at the show!