Music Monday: VAR, Florian Picasso & GRX, Til Morning, Kaskade & Blue Noir, and Bok Nero & Shizz Lo

Reykjavík Iceland emotional post-rock collective VAR has unveiled a new track titled “Where To Find You” off their upcoming album ‘The Never-Ending Year,’ released April 24 on Spartan Records.

VAR began as a solo project of Júlíus Óttar (vocals, guitar, piano) in 2013, but soon after, he realized that his vision for VAR could not be fully realized without additional collaborators — so he called upon those who were close. Soon his wife Myrra Rós (synths, vocals) and his brother Egill Björgvinsson (bass) joined the band along with friends Arnór Jónasson (guitar) and Andri Freyr Þorgeirsson (drums).

 

With Martin Garrix premiering the track during his set on the Ultra Miami MainStage last year, it became one of the most highly anticipated tracks of both artists, with music lovers from all over the world waiting for its official release date. Now, a year after its premiere, Florian Picasso and GRX’s collaboration ‘Restart Your Heart’ is finally available on all digital streaming platforms.

The pumping track which combines both artists’ signature production values has been a staple in Garrix’s sets throughout the year. No strangers to collaborating together, Garrix and Picasso have already mixed their sounds on the successful ‘Make Up Your Mind’, which was released during Amsterdam Dance Event in 2016 as part of Garrix’s ‘Seven’ EP.

 

Bright, bold, and energetic, pop-rock band Til Morning delivers hopeful yet gritty vocals, honest storytelling, slamming guitar riffs, and upbeat rhythms that beg you to hit ‘repeat.’

The new single “Okay” is an anthemic, life-affirming sing-along custom-made for the sunnier days ahead.

 

Here’s a new single from Kaskade, hot on the heels of Redux 004 EP release a few weeks ago. “I Have Dreams” was meant to be saved for Kaskade’s future studio album, but he noticed that music can be a true healer during the current stay-at-home moment, and decided to help his audience smile and keep going by releasing new music.

The song features singers/songwriters – Blue Noir (hailing from Australia) and NYC-based Tishmal.

 

Hyperspeed trap raps flow ferociously over low-ridin grooves on “Speedin’,” a certified #HoodEDM anthem from Philly’s finest crossover duo, Bok Nero and Shizz Lo.

“Speedin’” was the first song that Bok Nero and Shizz Lo wrote together when they initially began to collaborate. In their native Philly, the MC Bok Nero came out of the hip hop scene and Shizz Lo was coming up as a DJ in the electronic set. Their mutual respect for both genres inspired them to create a fusion that they coined #HoodEDM.

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