It’s not often that you get to hear music coming from Iran, but it’s a refreshing change to see what’s happening musically in other parts of the world as electronic artist, Vispa, drops his retro-infused dance track, ‘Cosmic Force’.
You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that ‘Cosmic Force’ is straight out of an 80s video game with its pulsating drum beat, resonating synths and sense of tension building. But this is perhaps the best part of Vispa’s music; his ability to draw on style of old and bring them into the modern day.
Not only this, but there’s certainly a dance factor to his music, made all the better with the expertly timed drops and changes in instrumentation throughout the track.
However, much like ‘Cosmic Force’ is a true space-explorer of a track, Vispa is an explorer of music himself, constantly experimenting with genre and sound to gain more ideas for his new material.
Categorising his sound under the sub-genres of ‘synth-pop’, ‘space music’ and ‘electro-orchestral’, Vispa finds inspiration from all over the musical world, taking influence from other notable artists such as classical legend Hans Zimmer, Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode and synth icons, The Pet Shop Boys.
In recent years, pop music seems to have diverged into so many different sub-categories that the base genre of ‘pop music’ doesn’t really exist anymore. However, up and coming Egyptian artist, Music Theory, is changing all of that with his brand of honest ‘pop’ music.
Music Theory writes about the typical topics you would expect: love, loss – that sort of thing. But in a musical world where most songs these days are about getting drunk or debaucherous activity, in some ways it’s refreshing to hear something as simply written as Music Theory’s ‘Down The Aisle’.
The talented artist admits himself that his music falls into the mainstream category, but this is perhaps the most admirable thing about his music; he isn’t trying to form his own ‘niche’ or anything like that, just write good music.
‘Down The Aisle’ is a touching love song driven by an enchanting melody and infectious vocals that pave the way for a highly memorable chorus.
The visionary artist has even started a blog to tell the story of his rise in the music industry which you can check out here:
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