When a catastrophic technical fault turns into an eclectic quadruple project release, you can’t help but be intrigued…
Due to an unfortunate malfunction of Espielle’s hard drive rendering it completely useless and taking his goldmine of sessions down with it; this incredibly versatile producer is treating us to an explosion of new releases. This quadruple EP release project, aptly named “i” – “iv” will be heading our way over the coming months to perfectly represent the diversity of talent Espielle unwaveringly displays.
These tracks were all part of individual projects which Espielle was working on but due to the unfortunate hard-drive incident he is unable to finish the tracks to his normal release standard. Therefore, he has made the decision to throw caution to the wind and simply release the top 15 tracks which were closest to, or ready for completion.
Oxfordshire based Espielle has been surrounded by music his whole life so his broad spectrum of music theory knowledge helps him create high quality and multifaceted projects.
The first EP, “i”, released on the 23rd July is a collection of commercial style instrumentals which would not be out of place on advertisement and marketing content in a wide array of different industries. Our top tracks from this EP are On Foot and Cavalry.
EP number two; “ii”, released on the 31st July takes you on a trip around the world in just three tracks keeping you hooked throughout. Drawing inspiration from West Africa, Spain and the Middle East, this EP takes you from the beginning through to the end in a brief but wholly engulfing manner. Our top track from this EP is End.
The third EP… “iii”, the most recent release which graced our ears on the 13th August is where Espielle really flexes his song writing and construction skills. On “Spilled” we even get a flavour of Espielle’s own voice as he delivers the beautifully emotive track.
And finally, EP “iv” takes you out of this world with two impeccably written classical pieces which would not be far out of place on sci-fi and other fantasy type TV shows. It is the perfect grand finale for this quadruple EP special and gives the listener a complete end to end experience from commercial instrumentals to complete songs. “iv” is set to be released in the coming weeks.
Click on Espielle’s profile to find out more about this versatile producer from Oxfordshire and to discover how you can collaborate with him on your next project.
Espielle is also one half of production duo Harlem Ralph; born from over 10 years of making music together, Patrick Foley and Espielle have been working under the collective name Harlem Ralph to bring a vast aray of producstion services including song writing, instrumental, beat creation, recording and vocal coaching. Find out more about their services here. Harlem Ralph are based at The Unit as one half of our in house producers.
Toboxe’s originality, lyrical prowess and musical abilities are nothing short of astounding. One of the most unique vocal tones in the industry right now. Fusing his style over a plethora of genres, leaving us wondering if there are any genres that he can’t do. Sonically this is Sean Mendez meets Lighthouse family. A fresh take on classic pop sound, which we are here for.
His vision and artistry are second to none and this video truly demonstrates this. What’s more, he has fun and radiates an infectious energy that leaves viewers feeling uplifted and involved.
Lyrically ‘Alone’ tells a few stories, focusing on a different main character in each verse. The overriding message of not wanting to be alone cuts through the different narratives driving the message home with each hook. Paired with a light hearted instrumental, ‘Alone’ is not only catchy but also thought provoking.
Does the Andrien was released back in 2020, the end of one of the strangest years of our lifetime. Tomboxe has already released two visuals from the project so far. This latest visual is sure to bring the project to new audiences who have yet to experience this thoughtful approach to creativity.
Tomboxe truly embodies artistry, continuously pushing his creative boundaries. The visual for alone is another shining example of his artistic capabilities.
Hannah Mac is back, this time with a bouncy nostalgic feel good track “ My Girls ”. The song reminisces on the good times she has had with her best friends over their many years of friendship. The singer has us hooked on this catchy girls night in anthem.
This song is a real ode to female friendship, through good and bad times. Hannah highlights the highs and lows they have shared together, as well as taking a look at just how far they have come. The infectiously catchy hook starts with the simple but effective lyric “Let’s have a girls night in tonight.” setting the tone for a comforting and inviting night in.
Hannah Mac uses imagery of her and her best pals as the cover art work for the single. She explains that she references real life anecdotes from their many stories as material in the track. This was mostly what inspired it, the beautiful friendship she has with her best friends.
The energy of this track is different from what we have come used to from Hannah. Ordinarily the singer brings a more relaxed. ‘My Girls’ is a very welcomed switch up for Hannah. Here she showcase her playful and fun side, both through lyrics and melody.
Hannah’s light and warm vocals work beautifully over the bubbly and upbeat production to deliver real feel good vibes. The perfect soundtrack to those end of summer girly nights with your best friends.
Genesis Elijah gives us another visual, this time for ‘New Ting’. The Rapper hasn’t gone anywhere all year. consistently churning out tracks and giving us a single per week. His latest visual for his track ‘New Ting, is a demonstration of why the Watford native has such strong staying power.
Genesis, hit the ground running and has shown no signs of slowing down. His consistency and dedication is nothing short of aspirational.
‘New Ting’ is a whole vibe. The opening line is an unapologetic bold statement that most artists can relate to. Simply put, “If i play you my new ting, don’t talk over my verse. The pain of someone talking over your latest verse hasn’t ever been captured so accurately in a track. But Genesis let’s us know what kind of mood he’s been in this year.
The rest of the song documents the highs and lows of artistry. Genesis also talks pursuing musical endeavours. The track includes a fire feature from Warren D.
The visual shows the rapper against the backdrop f his hometown Watford which gets a special highlight throughout. Genesis puts on for his City and this track is a great way to showcase one of Watfords greatest exports.
‘New Ting’ is taken from Genesis’ latest album A Prophet In His Hometown. The track is available on all digital streaming platforms right now. You can watch the full video above.
Music is so often the backdrop to our memories and moments in our lives that get beautifully captured in lyrics and beats. If the summer of freedom doesn’t need a soundtrack then we don’t know what does, and we also have yet to hear a more suited track than ‘Now I Need You’.
This catchy summer banger is nostalgic, carefree and retrospective. Lyrically the track is raw and honest and talks of the retrospective feeling of needing someone after convincing yourself you would be fine on your own. It is honest and earnest which is a contrast to the high energy and upbeat production from Harlem Ralph.
The result of this beautiful juxtaposition is a high energy, catchy and infectious electro-pop summer bop that is perfect for the car, club or house party. We expect this to be added to the repertoire of DJ’s across the country as clubs begin re-opening for a guaranteed floor filler.
Visuals for this track are deliberately not literal and show the carefree fun element of the song rather than reflecting the sentiment of the lyrics. The video gives us serious flashbacks of when times were different and house parties were of the norm. We certainly have been missing these kinds of vibes and the ‘Now I Need You’ visual gives us hope for the future as we move out of restrictions and start meeting up.