Music Monday: Doctor P, Tisoki, Melanie Penn, TRVCY, He Is We, Larkins, and Otira

The Don Doctor P is back to drop pure fire with “Smoke & Flames,” featuring Manchester bass legends, Virus Syndicate. P has come back strong after a huge 2019, including channeling his inner-Picto with drum and bass single “Voices,” big collabs with Franky Nuts and CRaymakand being the focus of many a remix, proving how highly regarded he is as a bass artist.

Notorious for their fusion of UK hip hop and bass music, Virus Syndicate lends their vocals on this bass-driven juggernaut of a track. With live dates across Europe, the U.S. and Australia, and a string of releases with bass labels including “Disciple” and “Never Say Die,” the bass outfit is constantly pushing boundaries.

 

A staple within the bass music scene, UK-native producer Tisoki is starting the new decade with a bang. Fresh off an NYE performance at Insomniac’s Countdown festival, Dim Mak producer Tisoki is joined by emo-rap pioneer Lil Lotus on “Promise,” a boundary-free composition that integrates elements of bass music with the passion and vulnerabilities of LiL Lotus’ emotive vocals. “Promise” follows Tisoki’s recent single “IT’S OK” and is the second look at the producers’ forthcoming sophomore EP, which is due to drop just in time for festival season.

Tisoki is a producer from the UK, whose prominence in the electronic music scene has been proven by his impressive catalog of dancefloor anthems and melody-driven songs alike. Sampling his taste from a selection of different styles, Tisoki’s pallet has led to creations that exercise his prowess in dubstep and other bass-heavy genres, whilst also indulging in music of a more eclectic form.

 

Singer, songwriter and worship leader, Melanie Penn’s new single “More Alive” is out now. “More Alive” is the title track from her 14 song collection album that she plans to release the first day of every month. The More Alive Project a collection that tells the story of change and transformation. These melodies and lyrics are for anyone who stands at the edge of change, holding a listener’s hand through fear, trial, hope and arrival at the other side.

Melanie Penn writes pop songs at the crossroads of faith and culture. A singer/songwriter now based in Manhattan, Penn was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Falls Church, Va. She began singing and receiving formal vocal training at a young age and even competed as a classical vocalist throughout her teen years. Following several years in the theater scene, Penn’s attention turned to songwriting and becoming a solo artist. She started collaborating with producer Ben Shive and has released four albums, with a pop album due in 2020 becoming her fifth project.

 

Argentine DJ and producer TRVCY makes his New Noise debut with “Crying For No Reason.” The melodic future bass single is filled with rich piano melodies, breathtaking vocal chops, and playful syncopation.

Since the release of his 2018 debut EP, Stay Out, TRVCY has solidified himself as one of the most exciting bass producers to come out of Argentina. Tracks off his recent Antagonist EP (2019, Never Say Die: Black Label) soundtracked music festivals all last summer.

 

Washington based He Is We is fronted by vocalist Rachel Taylor. HIW’s debut album, released in 2010, hit the Billboard charts and accumulated over 100 million streams. In 2017 the follow-up album was released and has already racked up nearly 50 million streams online.

“Regardless of how far I’ve tried to run from this industry, the unconditional support has pulled me back in and reminded me of why it is I need music. I’m blown away that I’d given up on myself and the heartbeat of He Is We never gave up on me. The fan base kept air in my lungs and brought me back to life. I just want to hug every person who held me together when falling apart became so easy,” says Taylor.

 

2020 is shaping up to be a big year for the stadium-bound atmosphere indie-pop quartet Larkins. With a huge and ambitious UK tour on the horizon as well as their debut North American run, Larkins is proving to be one of the great hopes for the year ahead.

Now Larkins take their next leap forward by sharing the new single ‘Hit and Run’. Already a fan favorite having independently released an early version of it, the song is also a highlight of their live shows. Now possessing brand-new confidence, ‘Hit and Run’ is a bigger, global-facing prospect.

 

In a brilliant flash of energy, Otira brings us back to the days of unrestrained raves on “Hardcore Sound.”

Rolling breaks, anthemic synths, and happy hardcore elements take charge as Otira steamrolls over the status-quo and clears the way for his brave new wave of dance music. “Hardcore Sound” will be title track off Otira’s forthcoming sophomore EP of the same time, due this spring on Dim Mak.

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