#WildCardWednesday: Blackout Problems – ‘DARK’

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Blackout Problems are a band hailing from Munich, Germany that have done well to flip the rock genre on its head with their unique blend of sounds.

Whilst it’s not hard rock, ‘DARK’ (the title track from their latest album) is an epic anthem that begs to be sung along to. Its shimmering guitars in the verses are met by powerful vocals in the choruses before breaking down to a bass-heavy, almost hip hop segment and child-chanted closing chorus. The song is a real masterpiece of intrigue.

The music video is pretty damn epic too with its somewhat eerie imagery of the band playing about with a shopping trolley, in an abandoned building with red lasers flashing throughout. That’s met by scenes of members of the band hanging upside down with a bloodlike substance dripping down their cellophane-wrapped bodies. It’s bizarre but well worth a watch.

This band are definitely one to watch out for and have been releasing a string of songs from their latest album, DARK, with interesting music videos to accompany them – they clearly mean business when it comes to pairing their songs with visual art. Go check them out.

What are your thoughts of this German band? Do you have a #WildCardWednesday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

Matt – Muzik Speaks

‘DARK’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://music.apple.com/gb/album/dark/1527279107?i=1527279114


#Two4Tunesday: OMI – ‘Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)’ & Deorro x Chris Brown – ‘Five More Hours’

Both of the songs this week are relatively dance orientated, but they’re guaranteed to get you singing and dancing!

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Firstly is OMI with his song ‘Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)’. Interestingly, this song is doing incredibly well in the UK charts at the moment but as a remix. The original song by reggae/urban pop singer OMI was released back in 2012 only charting in Hawaii (the singer’s home country).

In 2014, Felix Jaehn (a German DJ) made a remix of the track, going on to release it in various countries around the world (excluding the UK). It wasn’t then until April 2015, that this song saw a release date in the UK, and it’s since scored in the Top 5 of the charts.

As it’s doing well around the world right now, you are bound to have already heard this song, and sure it’s cheesy as mozzarella, but you can’t deny, it’s a gouda-n (good-un…good one)! Get it?…oh the cheese puns!

OMI – ‘Cheerleader’

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Secondly, is the new Deorro track, Five More Hours, which in it’s own right, is also sort of a remix!

In April 2014, Deorro released the song, Five Hours as a single, which was purely instrumental, as well as an American version, called Five Hours (Don’t Hold Me Back) which featured vocals from DyCy, seeing the track reach number 1 in the USA.

It was then in March 2015, that Deorro re-released the track again, this time with vocals from sensational American recording artist, Chris Brown, titled Five More Hours.

This is a supremely good dance track with impressive vocals from Chris Brown – one to truly sink your ears into!

Deorro x Chris Brown – ‘Five More Hours’

Happy Two4Tunesday everypeeps – I hope you’re having a great day! Please leave a comment below with your two favourite tracks this week, and also share the link to this post with your friends. Much love!

Matt – Muzik Speaks

#ThrowbackThursday: Fragma – ‘Toca’s Miracle’

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Who doesn’t remember this song?! Such an epic track, which rocketed straight to number 1 back in April 2000! What a tune it is too.

I didn’t realise that this track actually happened by accident! Apparently a bootleg appeared online which was a mashup of Coco Star’s (the singer) ‘I Need A Miracle’ and Fragma’s ‘Toca Me’. The online reception was so great, that Fragma went on to release their own version of the mashup, Toca’s Miracle; the song we all came to know and love!

Let loose and relive today like it’s Y2K!

Matt – Muzik Speaks