Bring It Back EP Review: Possibly From The Future

So this week, we are concerned. We may or may not have some time travelers on our hands. TV Noise releases Bring It Back EP, Feb. 1, 2019, and the three song EP raises a couple of red flags that they could be messing with time. Here is the evidence: First the EP cover art is an amazingly well-done portrayal of two very beloved time-travelers’ wheels. The silhouettes, however, do not feature crazy hair on either individual- suggesting it is two others. The second red flag is the title name. “Bring it back” raises the question- back from where? Lastly, and the most incriminating, is the song list does not feature a dull moment. All three songs do not miss their mark- almost as if they KNEW people would love it… almost as if it came back from the future?

In all seriousness though, Bring Back EP seems to be the future of very well made music. TV Noise has always been ahead of the curve in the scene, from their age to what they make. Their newest EP just makes it more evident how ahead they are. The duo was able to craft an amazingly well-done EP, that reintroduced a collection of TV Noise music to the world. Everything about the duo feels extremely clean and new- from their album art to musical sound. So let’s bring it back to the top of the track list and get to the break-down.

The electro house EP begins with the title track, ‘Bring It Back’. The song has a pretty full-circle feel, as to say it starts where it seems to finish and vice versa. A very unique quality that we noticed over a couple listens. Once you get into the meat of the song, it is this very well organized piece of music. The song has a variation of energy levels that flow into one another very well. The use of different voices saying some variation of “bring it back” is used to foreshadow that energy and sounds coming. There is this feeling of sound being triggered by each voice- the song flows like a path of dominos. Everything is able to happen because what happened beforehand.

‘Ratata’ comes in with a very hot island feel. The song starts with this voice exclaiming “ratatata!”. The vocal is the invitation to the ritual we are about to be a part of. The song features three male voice vocals that seem to be orchestrating the preparation for the rest of the song. The voices chant and the music builds, with great percussion and brass sounds. A drum roll builds as we move into the erupting of the drop. The song really has us feeling the heat of hot magma, and the force of the shaking ground as two plates collide. ‘Ratata’ has the amazing ability to bring us to this place and let us experience the heat.

The very expansive energy of the last two songs is taken and contained with ‘Rhythm’. The song does not sacrifice the very exciting style of TV Noise but rather demonstrates the versatility of their sound. The song creates this very thumping-underground-club sound. Compared to their other songs on the EP, you almost seem to be hearing the song through walls. But then the vocals and sound clips cut through you and the sound of the music. The song is very close to feeling like tech house, but again the TV Noise brand transforms that. The is so groovy and absolutely bumps. It is the song that has dancing until 6 am, and we cannot wait to do so.

Wherever TV Noise mustered Bring It Back EP from, whether it be the future or their minds, we are glad they did. The EP is a phenomenal listening experience all around. As we said during the reviews, the energy transformation, and highlighting is so commendable by the duo. If this is the beginning of 2019 for them, I cannot wait to see what they bring us next. If it is from the future though, I’d hope they bring us some Marty McFly hoverboards.

Until next time.

Peace.

TV Noise Bio: It’s More Than Static

Do you hear that in the background?

Its not just the noise of the TV… it’s TV Noise.

This highly talented Dutch duo was noticed very early on in their careers by Spinnin’ Records; they were actually signed at the age of 17. Being so young, they knew very little about DJing but luckily were able to learn quickly.

2011 was when they were really able to get the ball rolling with all of the remixes. They put out remixes of various artists, such as Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Diplo, Calvin Harris, and more big names in the EDM community.

In 2012 they released their first single “Tom” and that was on Spinnin’ Records. That same year, TV Noise was also able to start touring.

Then in 2013 they paired up with Martin Garrix and produced “Just Some Loops”. This song helped them gain even more traction within the scene, even gaining recognition from Avicii.

When listing to their newest EP they are able to take songs/sounds from all different genres and form them into one amazing sound. This is what makes them unique in the community. I really like what they are doing trying to make different sounds and just creating stuff that people have never heard of before. They are killing it while doing all of that.

With how different their sound is, they were able to land a spot on the Top 25 Under 25, a list formulated by Spotify, in 2017.

Before Bring It Back EP they were able to release a huge collaborative EP in 2017 with the big names being featured. Some of those names include Hardwell, Diplo, Tiesto, and more.

It seems their career start  in remixes leade them to be able to work with the big names of Cell Phone EP.

But Bring It Back EP has them bringing a TV noise back into the scene- marking their first EP in 2 years.

From listening to their song Fire every day during my workout to this new EP, TV noise is in the right position to make a dent in the community.

I could get used to this TV Noise.

Playlist of the Week: Great Scott!

TV Noise brought the beats back to us, so I gotta keep bringing them to you. This week is all about matching the sounds TV Noise brought, but more importantly matching the energy. The playlist is an amazing get-you-amped-type of vibe. The songs will get your blood pumping, and you will be ready for whatever the future holds.

Until next time.

Peace.

Rock With Me EP Album Review: Rockin And Rollin With Us

https://open.spotify.com/album/5lox8YZi3onZ2PEtXtOMhb?si=VcGFh1SWTH-c616pq7J-KA

Crotia Squad hit the world last week, with the release of his Rock With Me EP. The 3-song album came to Spotify Jan. 18 and, with it, brought crispy house beats. The album features strong bass lines, tough vocals, and well developed intense melody lines. Only running eight-minutes long, Crotia Squad packs every second full of cleanly developed sound. Rock With Me is a force to be reckoned with: harder than stone and cooler than ice. Lets get rockin’ and rollin’ with a solid breakdown.

The title track, ‘Rock With Me’, kicks off our EP. This song is bursting at the seams with energy. Simple vocals that encourage you to get hype for the music become a supplement to the bass bumping song. As you listen, you can feel the sound trying to escape your speakers or headphones. ‘Rock With Me’ has a very tech soundscape after the drop, but keeps an organic feel because of the bass line. The song is a killer example of a house party house anthem. You cannot help but feel the warmth of a full dance floor when you listen. Wherever you are is trying to become that place when this song is played. A killer opening and title song for Crotia’s EP.

Following ‘Rock With Me’, ‘They Want Beats’ opens with the strong deep vocal sample. The vocal sample has that 90’s era rap vibe, and is given life by the rhythm the clap establishes. After a loop of the clap-vocal portion, the song bursts with boisterous string sounds. The burts usher on the build to a very deep drop. ‘They Want Beats’ matches the very low/gangster feel of the vocal sample, with a drop that stays low and unsettling. The deep sounds of the hook balance well with the string sounds from before, as well as the space whistle sounds that also emerge. The song also has a distiguishable couple times where the vocals are not present- it is at these times you feel the deep dark feeling of the tech house. Another factor that makes this song so unique is the second drop- it uses the build-up so well and then lets a low end rhythm hover us over the drop for a second or two. Cutting the title track is one last vocal that seems to just trail off into the next track.

‘Corrosive’ brings the trailing high wisp left by ‘Rock With Me’, and gives it body. From the get-go, the song feels lighter and bouncier. This is a theme the track carries, for its whole runtime. The song is a shufflers dream- it features sections of strictly low sound, strictly high sound, and, even the times the song vacates sound to build back up, it features the pace setting high hat. The vocals are catchy and still fall back behind the sound of the song, in a way that the house beat is the focus. A jumpy and dynamic tune that gets the club stirring, wherever it is being played.

Crotia Squad really gives a strong track list, with the Rock With Me EP. The three songs feature very different sounds- from vocal samples to the general sound boards crafted. Bass lines are in no short supply in any song though, and that is the way we like it. This really was a strong example of the variation that you can create while making house music. The variation that Crotia Squad shows is what allows you to listen to the album again and again- staying interested each time. The EP excites the listener to see more of Croatia Squad, and intigues the listner in what his live set must be like… at least thats what it did for us.

Until next time.

Peace.

Crotia Squad Artist Bio: Swiss Man?

Croatia Squad but a Swiss man?

Alejandro Torres was born and raised in Bren, Switzerland. But his stage name Croatia Squad has a very special meaning and refers to when he spent time in Croatia when he was starting his career. This career building, in Croatia, helped him find his tech house vibe, so his name pays homage to that.

Starting only 4 years ago he has become recognized on the Nu-Cisco house music scene. He has been releasing on some of the biggest labels in EDM. Those include Toolroom Records, Enormous Tunes, Ministry Of Sound, and more. Then with his remix “Looking for a Meaning”, he made it onto the Beatport top 100.

In 2009 he ran a successful series “Croatia The Opening”. This series was a complication of some of the biggest names in the tech house scene. They also signed their first release, Electric Masquerade EP on the record label Enormous Tunes.

Then in 2013, they collaborated with Calippo, for “The Conductor”, which was signed to Ministry of Sound. Their single “Be Good To Me” was in the top 3 on Beatport for weeks and with that single, it brought attention to Croatia Squad from some of the biggest names on the globe. With previous releases like “Give it All Away” and All Alone EP they have been crowd pleasers ever since the release.

Torres was able to revolutionize the sound of European Dance music through genre shifts and changes to the tech House sound. He has changed dance music with his latest release Rock With Me EP– another tech house masterpiece. Croatia Squad is now one house DJ I would like to see in concert, from his Tech house to Bass House he could be the best thing to come out of Switzerland since watches and cheese.

Until next time.

Peace.

Playlist of the Week: On The Kuna Hustle

https://open.spotify.com/user/rocketman34/playlist/3CgEfyZDHLRVdFqEM6oidq?si=dtzqHgNmSBCzyjMQedQq2g

With the release of Rock With Me EP, Crotia Squad has shown his very versatile house ability. He has created three strong sounds of his brand, that still stay true to his genre. This weeks playlist looks to be similar to those sounds, while again putting different spin on each. On the Kuna Hustle, is a tip of the hat to how Crotia Squad will keep making Crotia currency with beats like this. Enjoy!

Until next time.

Peace.