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Video: The Illustrators – Young Kings ft. Dean Risko *synth-pop

February 24th, 2014 by | Electropop, Music Video, synthpop |

My favorite South African rapper Dean Risko is back with another gem, this time being featured on up-and-coming South African synthpop band The Illustrators latest release, “Young Kings”. It’s quite a catchy pop song that could easily get on the radio if it was put out by some major label electro pop band like Bastille, Capital Cities or CHRVCHES. If you close your eyes while listening to this song, you will think it’s a hit, hopefully it catches on in South Africa and here in the states.

Watch “Young Kings” below.

Music Video: Tailor – Wolf *Dark Pop

September 4th, 2012 by | Music Video, Pop |

Hailing from Cape Town, Tailor releases her charming demons in her debut album, The Dark Horse. Having written half of the album on the spot in a single day, the album is a collection of moody and dramatic stories detailing her baggage and desires to escape. “Wolf” perfectly introduces Tailor’s sinister structure as she sings, “As the darkness fills my soul / The way that I don’t know / Everything you do is oh so-so.” Tailor channels Fiona Apple‘s aggressive melancholy in The Dark Horse – no surprise considering the album was mastered by Ted Jensen who’s list of credits includes Fiona Apple’s Tidal and Norah JonesCome Away With Me.

Although Tailor’s lyrical imagery is strong enough to not even need a video, “Wolf” is surreal and jerky, seducing with Michel Gondry-esque artistry.

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Hidden Gem: Dean Risko *more talented than Mike Posner?

March 30th, 2012 by | Hidden Gem, Pop |

Dean Risko reminds me of Mike Posner with more introspective lyrics, better vocals but without the backing of a major label. Shouts to SUPERGOODMUSIC on the find.

Dean Risko was born in South Africa, raised in Salt Lake City and now singing, rapping and writing songs in Los Angeles.

Listen and download Dean Risko’s debut project, Trouble EP. It’s a must-download!

Watch the official music video to my favorite Risko song, “Trouble”, below.

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