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SAAL

RRR is always on the hunt for something a little out of the ordinary! Thanks to PLAYGROUND PR, they have pulled it out of the bag [thank you for sharing!] For all those music lovers looking for fresh, quirky new underground sounds, check out the new track from SAAL. When I saw the title pop up in my emails, I immediately thought of the 2002 American science fiction thriller Signs written and directed by M. Night ShyamalanI. It is moments like this that you hope you will not be disappointed. I wanted it tp reek of extraordinary. I wanted to be transported; I wanted to feel like Abe’s Exxodus ‘avin it large at moon party on Oddworld. And yes I did! It isn’t what I usually go for, but who cares? I liked it, I played it several times, and that to me is all that counts. I am looking forward to hearing what else the talented SAAL has to offer.

‘Signs’ is the debut single to come from eclectic underground artist ‘SAAL’. Pulling together Eastern and Western influences she is an artist that needs not only to be seen or heard, but experienced. Compared by the industry to Kate Bush and PJ Harvey; SAAL combines styles, breaks genres and experiments with her sweeping vocal range to make music that is nothing short of hypnotic.

Of Dutch and Indian descent with a proportion of her family residing in South America, SAAL needn’t look far for styles to influence her sound. SAAL welcomes her roots into her music with open arms and the evidence of her eclectic background is crystal clear. Her productions are a testament to her talents and the influences that have created the link between the two. Since moving to London, SAAL has set up her own recording studio, allowing her to record and produce her own vocals and enabling collaborations with a host of electronic producers. Amsterdam, beyond providing her with a degree in music management, also kickstarted her now true love: electronic music. Bass, breakbeats, progressive house and trance have all played a monumental role in her soundscape; enhancing her desires to delve deeper underground and create music that’s dark, effective and laced with hyper-modern energy.

In addition to her adoration for all things electronic, SAAL is impacted by her love of traditional Indian vocals and instruments; the two combined capture her sense of exploration and her natural curiosity for experimental music. SAAL uses her music and her contrasting influences to skilfully show that there is more than one side to her. It’s her striking originality, euphoric live performances and an all round gorgeousness that earns SAAL her title as a truly captivating artist.

 SAAL introduces ‘Signs’ like something from a planet unknown with a nod towards something seriously sci-fi. Atmospheric vocals, low end frequencies and stabs of sonic bass come together to create something eerie and eclectic before the vibe transforms at drum and bass speed, forming something high octane and dance floor ready.

 

‘Signs’ – Release Date 25th September 2015.

Check out SAAL’s Social Links

Website: http://www.saal.london/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAALOfficial?fref=ts

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/saalofficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saalofficialUK

Thank you to A & M Entertainment Inc. for sharing this track – “Tearing Down the Walls” by The Fascinated.

Singer/Songwriter Beki Colada has teamed up with music composer/producer Lionel Cohen to create the Hollywood-based 80’s-influenced synth-pop duo, “The Fascinated”.

Followers of RRR will know that I usually go for some hearty bass lines and sturdy wobbles, but every so often, I like to spice it up with some feel good pop – and who doesn’t appreciate the sweet sounds of the 80s, right?

“Tearing Down the Walls” is exactly the type of track I envisage on an episode of Made in Chelsea [LA style]…slow mo shots of posh ladies cruising in a convertible on a sunny day – their hair whipping in the wind, armed with a boot rammed with new shoes and fancy dresses. Cool sounds – nice summer vibes. I am looking forward to hearing more from The Fascinated!

In fact…as Londoners North, East, South and West tragically mourn a failing August Summer and I sit here with rain pouring through my window, I have decided to embrace the entire selection of tracks by The Fascinated on Sound Cloud, whilst imagining myself at a swanky cocktail party in the sweet lands of California. Caifornia Dreamin’ and all that!

Without a doubt, Disclosure’s album “Settle” is the best album release of 2013. With a host of guest stars featuring on the album including: Jesse Ware, AlunaGeorge, Jamie Woon, Sam Smith, Ed McFarlane of Friendly Fires and Eliza Doolittle, this album is far from the simple deep house collection I was expecting. Despite their distinctive sound, the duo have highlighted their flare for incorporating a versatile array of styles from blurred synth chords, early-house baselines, classic beats of two-step garage, to contemporary sounds of current dance music, and this is what makes this debut an absolute winner with the masses. As noted in NME “Disclosuremania is clearly about to sweep the nation” and I am ready to be swept along with it!