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Alchemical Records Playlist Updates: Week of June 18, 2022

By Daniel Warren Hill

This weekend is a little light on coverage of new tracks as we prepare for the Juneteenth holiday weekend, but we still have a few great tracks for you to check out. As always, this and more great music is available on the Alchemical Records Multigenere Mixture playlist on Spotify.

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Bradley Denniston and David Nolf collaborate for this feel-good summer anthem that uses those seasonal sunny vibes as a metaphor for being in love. “Feels Like Summer” perfectly conveys those sentiments and is definitely repeat ready.

‘You can’t have the sweet without the sour’ may be a sentiment best expressed in this collaboration between Kill Nigel and production duo Yellow Trash Can. “2007” highlights the highs and lows of existence and the illusion of self. It’s a unique track a la Passion Pit meets Arctic Monkeys, and felt like Paradise Lost had branched into pop. 

The debut single from The Last Year, “Paintings Of Your Mind” has a smooth groove and tons of dynamic changes to tantalize your earbuds while somehow feeling minimalistic at the same time. There is tons of talent to admire here in performance and production.

“What’s the word ?” is a beautiful new jazz-infused single by multifaced hip-hop artist Papithbk featuring production from Ukrainian-born beatmaker, Milan. A steady drum and a booming bass line merge with a spacious horn section that elevate this track and listeners as it explores the insecurities of new relationships.

Indie-pop artist Ollie Wolfe explores the freedom of a journey without a particular destination or purpose. “Charasmatic Ocean” invites us to exist for a few moments within this laissez-faire environment he creates for us with assistance of producer Dominik Rivinius. 

Netherlands-based electropop artist Elenne May shows incredible lyric range as she explores the concepts of control, ownership, sexuality, and the longing for human contact in “Swaying Pelvises” from her forthcoming album Velvet Beings.

Chicago singer-songwriter Jack Byron captures the relatable sentiments of a late night / early morning breakup in his emotive new single, “Say Goodbye.” The song’s folk rock vibes really give off a strong Soul Asylum kind of vibe that feels modern and fresh.

Disco Arcade’s latest single, “Paint You Wings” is a little dark, a little broody, but is an incredibly orchestrated track about that person that gets under your skin and stays on your mind. The band’s third single, the track is atmospheric and dynamic and gets under your skin the same way the subject matter does.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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