SONGS WE LOVED! 5-11 June 2023

A summery, sun-drenched round-up of the HOTTEST song releases, to kickstart your summer properly!

Featuring Extranauts, BENTLE, East Nash Grass, Mayor's House, Honey Gentry, Tess Elena, Rossana, The Hails, Magic City HippiesKevin Ross, and The South Austin Moonlighters

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Extranauts - Everybody In The Nite

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Everybody in the Nite from Extranauts' debut album The Alchemist,  weaves together an invigorating symphony of disco-infused beats, funky basslines, and hypnotic electric guitars, to create a rousing sonic tapestry that beckons you to surrender to its magnetic pull. Encapsulating the very core of the hedonism that makes our existence worthwhile, Everybody In The Nite serves as a soul-stirring tribute to the escapism found within the enigmatic realms of nightlife and club culture. With lyrics that channel the eternal trinity of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, Everybody in the Nite invites you to lose yourself in a euphoric celebration of life's most exhilarating moments and embody the unparalleled ecstasy of club life in its zenith.

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BENTLE  - Beam

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Beam by artist/producer BENTLE is an auditory oasis that will transport you to the sun-soaked days of summer. Lush synths, enchanting vocals, and vibrant melodies, all mix together to form a truly delicious pop cocktail, evoking a sense of warmth and joy reminiscent of lazy days spent under the sun.

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East Nash Grass - Magic City Grey

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Magic City Grey from bluegrass sensation East Nash Grass' forthcoming album Last Chance To Win set to release on August 18th, is a sublime musical gem, with a lineup that boasts the extraordinary talents of James Kee on guitar, Cory Walker on banjo, Harry Clark on mandolin, Gaven Largent on dobro, Maddie Denton on fiddle, and Jeff Picker on bass, with each member bringing their unique energy and creative prowess to the table, resulting in musical alchemy of virtuosity and musical brilliance that stirs the soul.

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Mayor's House - Emma

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Alt-rock band Mayor's House's latest single, Emma is an introspective journey that overflows from heartfelt storytelling, smooth harmonies, and gentle vocals. Inspired by a young woman named Emma whom the band met at a music festival, lead vocalist and guitarist Emily Morris delves into the depths of human connection, intertwining with Emma's courageous journey as a gay woman in a conservative Canadian town with her own personal experiences, crafting a powerful ode to the immediate bond and profound understanding shared within the LGBTQ+ community, while also marking a significant milestone in Morris' artistic journey as she fearlessly embraces her queerness through her music. 

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Honey Gentry - Nebula

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Taken off of Honey Gentry's ethereal EP Different Water, Nebula will take you on a transcendental journey through the cosmos. Honey's airy vocals effortlessly float atop elegant piano melodies, and dreamlike synths creating a celestial ambiance that transcends earthly boundaries, as she weaves lyrics that ponder the vastness and intricate beauty of the universe, painting a poetic picture of a star's birth amid cosmic dust.

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Tess Elena - Subway DMs

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Subway DMs from Tess Elena's debut EP Fire Escape is an empowering anthem that fearlessly explores the oftentimes stigmatized aspect of female sexuality in a consensual manner. Inspired by a chance encounter with an attractive stranger on the subway, the song beautifully encapsulates the tantalizing dance of desire and the internal struggle between being assertive and yearning for the other person to take the lead. Featuring an irresistibly catchy and playful tune flavored with Tess Elena's gorgeous vocals, Subway DMs is bound to become an infectious earworm that lingers throughout the day.  

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Rossana - Gentleman's Club

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Gentleman's Club is an awe-inspiring anthem that masterfully blends jazz with alternative elements to create a sublime fusion that transcends genres. With Rossana's imposing vocals leading the way, she skillfully navigates between two contrasting lyrical perspectives crafting a song that unfolds like a captivating three-act tale, that delves into the concept of a grand manor room that once hosted gentlemen of a bygone era. A riveting anthem that sparkles with imagination and creativity!

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The Hails - Fiona (Magic City Hippies Remix)

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Unveiling the power of the flourishing Florida indie scene, Miami's very own The Hails and Magic City Hippies come together to ignite a sonic firework with the remix of The Hails' latest single Fiona. Produced by Pat Howard of Magic City Hippies, this collaboration feels like a natural alignment of musical forces that result in a remix that propels The Hails into the digital realm while retaining their signature sound. Bathed in reverb, the ethereal dance re-edition transports listeners to an otherworldly dimension, perfectly capturing the mystique and allure of Fiona Apple's musical legacy, conjuring an otherworldly groove that unravels the narrative of being entranced by a mesmerizing femme fatale who holds life in her hands. 

A testament to the boundless creativity and sonic alchemy that emerges when two ingenious forces join together.

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Kevin Ross - Cocoa

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Taken from R&B artist Kevin Ross' EP Midnight Microdose Vol. 1, Cocoa is an ethereal milkshake of lush synthesis and glittering sounds that overflows from velvety beats, evocative reverberations, and Kevin Ross' genre-defying vocals, forming an immersive sonic atmosphere that will immerse you to a sun-drenched paradise. Let yourself in.

Midnight Microdose Vol. 1 sets the stage for the forthcoming Vol. 2, forming the foundation for the highly anticipated full-length album, Midnight Microdose, scheduled for release later this year.

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The South Austin Moonlighters - Box of Memories

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Texan quartet The South Austin Moonlighters's latest single Box of Memories offers a joyfully rejuvenated perspective on lost love and serves as a delightful preview of their forthcoming album, From Here To Home, scheduled for release on June 30th. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences, Box of Memories beautifully encapsulates the process of loss and healing through its lush storytelling and lively instrumentation, paving the way for co-writer and frontman Chris Beall's soulful vocals to take flight, reminding us that the past doesn't define us and that healing and happiness await those who choose to move forward.

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About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

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