Bryzone – Trial Run / Stargaze

I got an email this morning from Bryzone’s PR team with a link to his debut EP. Normally, when I get a promotional email I tend to ignore them, but with anything music related I got curious. I jumped over to his SoundCloud set page and now I can’t stop listening to it.

I really enjoy Bryzone’s style, it feels similar to Zero T in that it’s almost a blend of chill out/lounge vibes but has the tempo and beats of good old Drum and Bass. The first track, Trial Run, has a great piano melody and Jenny Mayhem’s voice is a killer. I wouldn’t be surprised if she finds herself up there with highly talented DnB vocalists like Diane Charlemagne or Jenna G within a year or two. The second track, Stargaze, has got a real deep house feel – it reminds me of the Jaytech tracks you’d hear on the Anjunadeep label, but instead it also has the backing of a strong DnB groove. Overall, I’m really impressed with his music and I look forward to seeing more of Bryzone in the future.

If you’d like to see more of Bryzone, check out the press release or head over to the SoundCloud EP set page to give it a listen.

I hope to see Bryzone play in Perth, Australia some day because I will definitely be there to watch him groove.

Note: for those who are curious, this was not a payed promotion, I just really like Bryzone’s stuff.

Update: for full disclosures sake, since posting this article I did receive a free copy of the EP from Bryzone’s PR team. Cheers!


Queens of the Stone Age / Nine Inch Nails

QotSA and NIN

Yesterday night I saw Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails at Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia. Last night was the first time I’ve seen either band live, and they were both fantastic! If you, the reader, ever get the opportunity to see either band in concert, I highly recommend it.

I’ve listened to Nine Inch Nails for a few years and never really saw myself as being able to dance along to their music because, let’s be honest, a fair bit of Trent’s music is very mellow and not exactly dance material. Boy was I wrong — I danced the night away.

The warmup act, Brody Dalle, was pretty good. I’ve never heard her stuff before, but I will definitely be checking her out on Spotify.

Highlights

While the concert was excellent and I loved every song that was played, I do have a favourite song for each set, check ’em out below:

  • Queens of the Stone Age: A Song for the Dead · Runner Up: Little Sister
  • Nine Inch Nails: Head Like A Hole · Runner Up: March of the Pigs

Lowlights

  • Typical stupid drunk idiot antics like pushing and fighting
  • So many people smoking weed in the arena, I walked out at the end of the night stinking of smoke and pot

Fred V & Grafix – Catch My Breath feat. Kate Westall

Catch My Breath feat. Kate Westall ()

One of my favourite tracks from the newly released Hospital: We Are 18 album. A write up about that will be coming soon.


Camo & Krooked – The Escape

The Escape ()

Another killer track by Camo & Krooked. Counting down the days until I get to see them live!