top of page
Musica Jazz

Genre Synergy™

Bad Wolf Isotype

Genre Synergy™ is where musical kindred spirits unite!

Each day, we curate the finest and best new tracks across various genres. From Indie-Rock to Alternative Pop to Metal & Hard-Rock, find your next favorite tune here.

musosoup-logo-reversed.png
Image by Pawel Czerwinski

TOP INDIE-POP AND R&B TRACKS

Bad Wolf Isotype
musosoup-logo-reversed.png
Star Love

Solklee, a talented Chilean/Irish singer-songwriter has unveiled her latest masterpiece with "Star Love." Originally conceived to be the official soundtrack for the Barbie movie (Dua Lipa, you won this time, but in the sequel you'll be fired we promise), this song showcases a more radio-friendly and approachable side of the singer, moving away from her characteristic art pop and dark pop essence that has garnered her thousands of fans worldwide. This new venture by Solklee not only demonstrates her skill as a singer but also her expertise and versatility as a songwriter and artist.

For fans of Nelly Furtado, The Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears "Star Love" it's full of the 2000's nostalgia. It serves as a preview of Solklee's first full-length studio album titled "Fake God," set to be released in 2024 which is currently in production here at Bad Wolf Records.

Home

Many songs were crafted during the lockdown, and if you're one of our devoted followers, you're likely familiar with the array of tunes we've shared here on Bad Wolf Radio. Nevertheless, if you want us to be honest, until now, we hadn't encountered a song that captured the challenges of this difficult period in our lives in such a vivid and genuine way.

"Home," with its 3:11 minutes of extension, invites you to revisit those days—not to reopen old wounds, but rather as a poignant reminder to cherish our lives in the present moment. Composed by the talented English singer and songwriter Katie Brown, known by her stage name 'Lullabee,' "Home" unfolds as an emotionally evocative auditory journey. It compels even those who consider themselves resilient to introspect, tapping into an intimate fiber within the listeners and their deepest emotions.

Lullabee's warm and captivating voice isn't the sole highlight; the song's impressive orchestral arrangements and background instrumentation complement the piece, ensuring it captivates not only pop music enthusiasts but also the most discerning listeners, solidifying its place as a true gem in the musical landscape. Standing as the artist's second-ever release, this piece not only showcases the artist's commitment to her music career but also suggests that 2024 will be a great year for indie-music lovers!

Moonlight

Dani Twice, a gifted singer-songwriter hailing from the vibrant city of Tampa, Florida, is here today to present his most iconic release to date, "Moonlight." This captivating track delves deep into the complexities of love during a breakup and the intense desire to start over again, where "The Moonlight" serves as a symbol of rebirth. Originally released on June 23rd, this song is a continuation of Dani's previous studio work, "When We," which has accumulated over 23,000 plays on Spotify. Seeking to repeat the formula, Dani decided to join forces with music producer Tony Narvaez once again. Nonetheless, "Moonlight" is a totally different new experience, infused with the perfect blend of innovation and authenticity that characterizes both artists.

With strong influences from R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop music, this combination of musical elements results in an uplifting sonic landscape that leverages not only their skills as musicians but also the synergy between both artists to provide an immersive experience that will keep listeners captivated from start to end. The instrumental arrangements create the ideal scenario for the vocal line to take the center stage, but it never feels off or out of place. On the contrary, both elements merge seamlessly to carry the song's message, generating a balance between lyrics and music.

Let's be honest here... we all want to turn the clock backward and go back to that love that made us feel butterflies in our stomach. Well, this is the perfect soundtrack to give it another chance!

Spiritualina

Have you heard about Satico Satellite yet? Well, you should! This talented musician, singer, and songwriter, hailing from our beloved Miami city, has made his official appearance on the musical panorama with his first official release titled "Spiritualina."

This captivating song, officially premiered on November 17, 2023, will definitely make you move to the rhythm and dance! By blending elements from 80s and early 90s Pop Rock and electro music, Satico managed to create a true musical masterpiece—one that is difficult to find these days.

The brilliance behind this composition lies in how it appeals to a wide range of listeners, as his unique sound perfectly balances classic pop elements with modern recording techniques, inviting everyone to enjoy it from start to finish.

With a polished vocal performance that incorporates different techniques alongside flanger and filter effects, Satico not only proves his ability to showcase his talent but also demonstrates his prowess as a composer and producer. This results in a mix of elements that make his music feel energetic and vivid.

"Spiritualina" has amassed over 11,000 plays on Spotify, standing as his official multi-platform release and marking a milestone as its official debut in the musical scene. We invite you to listen to this track on Bad Wolf Radio, and also, don't forget to follow him on social media because Satico's journey is just beginning. (Stay alert for his forthcoming album; you won't want to miss it!)

Pretend

Lapenzi, a talented singer and songwriter from the Gold Coast of Australia, introduces her latest musical masterpiece, "Pretend." With her signature sound and style, Lapenzi's new single, officially released on October 27, 2023, is an emotionally evocative ballad that highlights her ability to stir feelings of nostalgia in music enthusiasts.

Following the success of her previous release "Cross Your Heart" in August 2023, Lapenzi has already gained over 9,000 Spotify streams and a TikTok following of 15,000. Produced by Josh Beattie and mastered by Panorama Mastering, "Pretend" stands as a heartfelt original song that promises to be therapeutic for both the artist and her listeners. This song it's definitely a must-listen, and you'll want to add it to your daily playlist!

Gimme love

Airyen Vay, a talented singer and songwriter hailing from the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California, presents her latest musical gem, "Gimme Love."

Officially released on November 20, 2023, this song stands as her seventh release in her beautiful collection of songs on her discography, which began in 2019 with the release of her first-ever single titled "Say." This milestone paved the way for what is coming next on her musical journey, where her subsequent releases started to captivate the attention of numerous listeners worldwide, accumulating over 300,000 plays on Spotify. In this way, "Gimme Love" emerges as her most ambitious project to date.

Featuring a completely renewed sound that demonstrates her evolution as a musician, "Gimme Love" is a captivating emotional track that delves into Airyen's deepest appreciation of love. It encourages listeners to live life with no boundaries when love begins to grow between two souls.

With a polished vocal technique and a immersive background instrumentation, this song becomes a true anthem for today's social panorama, where everyone seems to be selfish and individualistic. No one wants to put themselves in a vulnerable position in front of their partners, and this song shows that love is a gift that life gives us, and once we embrace it, we start to see the beauty in it.

Slow Motion

The rising pop star, Hannah Johnson, officially unveils her debut single "Slow Motion." Hailing from the state of Philadelphia, she arrives to captivate us with her incredible voice and charisma. As a singer, songwriter, and instrumental musician, she decided to make the leap into fame officially on December 15th. We say "leap into fame" because this song is sure to become the next hit of 2024.

By blending elements of classic pop, dance, and R&B with modern music production techniques, "Slow Motion" emerges as an authentic auditory gem. Its musical structure, led by a funky bass and an uplifting percussion, sets the perfect stage for Hannah to freely traverse the stereo channel with her delicate and polished vocal harmonies, weaving a unique experience that transports listeners to a state of pure euphoria and catharsis. With her undeniable talent, Hannah Johnson has succeeded in creating a piece that is not only incredible, catchy, and danceable but also endowed with lyrical depth that resonates with the audience.

In "Slow Motion," the young artist addresses an interesting theme that gains relevance in today's world. Although it is common to think that nowadays no one has or wants to have feelings, her lyrics serve as a brave testimony that invites experiencing the incredible magic and fascination of true love.
With this significant milestone marking the beginning of her musical career, Hannah Johnson not only showcases her prowess as an artist but also her ability to create an experience that carries incredible, profound messages. "Slow Motion" is not just a song; it is a declaration of arrival for this new incredible pop star, and its resonance is destined to transcend borders.

ANALOG NOTES_edited.jpg
One

Get ready to be enchanted by this captivating new collaboration between two titans of pop music! Ossico joins forces with the talented singer and songwriter Carl Kammeyer to take us on a musical journey that is sure to leave you spellbound.

"One" marks Carl Kammeyer's third release in his discography, officially released on August 9, 2023. This song offers a unique perspective on the importance of unity within a family. Drawing inspiration from genres such as dream pop, electronic pop, and indie, 'One' provides an immersive experience that will transport listeners and pop music enthusiasts to a state of tranquility and uplifting sensations

Who or What I Was Before

From the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, California, Eddie Cohn, the eminence of alternative rock, arrives with his first release of 2024 featuring one of his most cherished musical gems, under the title of "Who or What I Was Before."

Inspired by the raw and electrifying sound of 90s rock and questioning himself, "Isn't the world ready for the return of this magnificent genre?" Eddie returns once again to present his latest studio work, striking a perfect balance between elements of grunge, indie rock, and pop rock.

Officially released on January 12, 2023, "Who or What I Was Before" has undoubtedly achieved Eddie's goal of keeping the spirit of rock at its peak. This incredible song feels like compressing the entire decade of the 90s into just 2 minutes and 50 seconds. Its captivating structure with constant rhythmic changes, combined with Eddie's ability to blend numerous vocal interpretation techniques and outstanding guitar sound effects, immediately evokes a sense of nostalgia in listeners.

Some of our team found similarities with Soundgarden, while others mentioned Bon Jovi during the "It's My Life" era. Some other even highlighted those sections where the combination of palm muting with drum-focused fills reminiscent of Blink-182's late '90s and early 2000s pop-punk. Well, the possibilities are simply endless! This is one of those songs where everyone will find their dose of nostalgia from the good old times, and many will feel familiar with its sound.

Highly recommended!!!! With this song, Eddie has sent us back in a time capsule 30 years ago, but with a refreshed sound and the use of modern production techniques, creating the perfect balance between both aspects to bring rock back to the pinnacle of popularity.

ANALOG NOTES_edited.jpg
Downtown

What would happen if you mixed the purest sound of garage rock with modern recording techniques? That's right, Livid. arrives to answer this question and impress us all with their latest studio work titled "Downtown."

Many rock enthusiasts argue that the music of the '70s and '80s felt different—more vibrant, more full of energy—and they couldn't be more correct. Even from a technical standpoint, we have previously discussed on our blog how contemporary music intentionally lacks dynamic range to keep you captivated from start to finish. However, this causes the music to lose nuances and authenticity.

For that reason, Livid. is one of those bands that immediately grabs your attention. It sounds like those iconic bands from past decades but with an incredibly immersive sound and quality. It stands out in the rock scene immediately, embodying the essence of classic hard rock in its purest form but with completely refreshed sound quality, as if Led Zeppelin had existed in 2024.

"Downtown," officially released on December 22, 2023, establishes itself as their second studio release, maintaining the same energy as their previous album, "Raise My Bet," but on steroids! This proves that the talented trio from Miami is not only capable of standing out in the crowd but also capable of 'raising the bet' on their own boundaries of talent.

ANALOG NOTES_edited.jpg
I'm A Man

Gary Dranow, the legend of rock 'n' roll, returns to delight us once again with his powerful and electrifying sound in one of his most remarkable releases; "I'm A Man." A genuine anthem of empowerment that invites us to embrace personal growth and emotional maturity.

Officially released in August 2023 and currently back on the charts as one of his most popular songs, "I'm a Man" encapsulates the pure spirit of Rock 'n' Roll. With distorted guitars, prominent and energetic percussion, and the vibrant sound of the harmonica, this song becomes the perfect backdrop for self-reflection, urging us to look back on the path we've traveled and feel stronger as a result of the experiences we've faced in the past.

The captivating story behind this song focuses on the narrator's personal evolution through life experiences. With an affirming tone, the narrator acknowledges being "a man," not only referring to physical masculinity but also to the strength and wisdom acquired throughout life and past experiences.

"I'm A Man" arrives at the right moment to make noise and boldly establish itself in the current social landscape, where traditional notions of masculinity are challenged, and the "deconstruction of masculinity" seems to be the prevailing politically correct discourse. Gary Dranow fearlessly acknowledges the facts that have shaped him into a grown man, showing us that even our past, including the challenging experiences, serves as the fuel that propels us forward and makes us stronger every day.

COMING.GOING.

With the Bad Wolf Records team, one day we were discussing what is better: a mix where you can distinguish all the instruments and almost pinpoint the position of each voice in the stereo field, or, much like a well-prepared Margarita, you can't quite make out its ingredients but the blend is simply out of this world. Well, you might assume that with the Margarita argument, I obviously won the discussion, and that's precisely what the talented Benjamin Davies (better known by his stage name VELIKA VELIKA) brings us with his latest studio release, "COMING.GOING." - a production that revives the raw and electrifying essence of indie-rock.

Ditching modern production techniques for a completely organic sound that feels vivid to your senses, this incredible song perfectly reflects the essence of garage rock and indie rock at its peak. With an impeccable use of dynamic range combined with a sound reminiscent of analog recordings, "COMING.GOING." is simply a true musical gem that fans of bands like Beck, Sufjan, The Paranoyds, and Metric will undoubtedly appreciate.

An interesting aspect of VELIKA VELIKA as a band is that it's a one-man band. Yes, you heard it right; since Benjamin, after being expelled from his brother's band, decided to create his own project, showcasing brilliant skills in percussion, bass, guitar, and vocals. (Sorry for your brother; you were undoubtedly the heart of that band). But well... we're not here for sentimentality; Velika Velika precisely reflects that rebellious essence of british indie rock that invites listeners to an authentic and immersive auditory experience from start to finish. If you don't believe us, listen along with his other single "Sees The Sun" which has an amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing music video.

ANALOG NOTES_edited.jpg
ANALOG NOTES_edited.jpg
Ball&Chain (with The Smackbar)

Today at Bad Wolf Records, we are pleased to welcome the incredible band Eruption Artistique, a musical collective hailing from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Comprising talented musicians who join forces to completely shake up the current music scene.

Their latest studio release, "Ball&Chain (With the Smackbar)," was officially premiered on December 11th. This song serves as their second single of 2023, emerging as a successful collaboration that blends elements from various musical genres, making it nearly impossible to categorize this band into a single genre. However, they carry the essence of rock deep within their melodies, sharp guitar riffs, and a powerful percussion.

The authenticity of Eruption Artistique is palpable from the first note. Its a band full of energy and euphoria, not only capable of creating incredibly catchy songs but also delivering an auditory experience that heightens the senses. With a comprehensive and rich instrumentation that magnificently employs numerous musical instruments, some of which are unconventional in the rock genre, such as the saxophone and minor percussion elements, they create a sonic amalgamation that gives rise to a vibrant mixture, imbuing it with a spontaneous and organic character.

Regarding their incredible instrumental work, Sara, the vocalist, asserts herself with originality and incredible flair. Her melodies traverse powerful vocal lines with filtering effects that inspire a sense of empowerment, transitioning to harmonies that are simply celestial, inviting the listener to undergo a complete auditory catharsis.

Another noteworthy aspect is how they craft their own structure in each of their songs. For instance, in "Ball&Chain," their electrifying guitar solos not only hold a distinct place within the song but also serve as a bridge, connecting its different sections in a unique manner. In this way, Eruption Artistique is one of those bands that seamlessly merge the creativity of the human mind with the skill of music as a discipline, providing an incredible surprise from the first listen. They are the kind of band you hear on the radio or in a movie soundtrack, making you go crazy to write down their name anywhere as fast as possible, then search for them on Spotify to immerse yourself in their discography.

Eruption Artistique is undoubtedly an incredible discovery for anyone fortunate enough to experience their music. That's why we're making things easy for you now. Catch them on Bad Wolf Radio during December/January on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! Also, don't forget to give them a follow on their socials; 🤘

Country Stroll

In a world filled with a variety of artists, different music genres, and trends, Ari Joshua has simply decided to stand out and make history. This talented Psychedelic Jazz guitarist from Seattle has not only captivated thousands of listeners worldwide with his characteristic way of caressing the strings of his electric guitar but also for being the man who has managed to create the most exciting and impressive artistic collaborations of recent times, bringing together the most skilled and talented musicians from the underground scene. If you're one of our loyal followers, you're probably already familiar with his name, as Ari Joshua has already graciously shared one of his most precious pieces with all of us; "Dragons Layer," which we had the pleasure of experiencing on Bad Wolf Radio during the months of September and October 2023.
This time around, Ari Joshua returns doubling down to delight us with his latest studio release titled "Country Stroll." A tribute to the legendary guitarist Bill Frisell, known for his eclectic approach and ability to merge different music genres, including jazz, country, folk, blues, and classical music.

As usual, Ari always has a surprise for us, and it turns out that this incredible release also features the collaboration of the talented musicians Billy Martin and John Medeski, whom you may already know from "Dragons Layer" or hits like "Let's Do It Right Now." The synergy existing in this musical trio is undoubtedly evident from the very beginning. While retaining the effervescence of their experimental sound, this time they infuse it with the pure elegance of jazz, complementing the musical proposal and taking it to new horizons.

"Country Stroll" marks a significant milestone in Ari Joshua's epic musical journey, establishing itself as the third single from this magnificent collaboration and the fourth release together. With Chris Bittner of Applehead Recording handling the sound engineering, Ed Brooks of Resonant Mastering in charge of the mastering process, and Ari Raskin of Deepwater Studios in the mix, "Country Stroll" radiates in its highest quality as an auditory experience, one of those pieces that will undoubtedly carve its place in history and should be preserved in a time capsule for the day when extraterrestrials come across it in space and find us.

Imagine aliens stumbling upon this masterpiece in space and thinking; "Wow, these earthlings sure know how to have fun!” (We didn't believe in aliens until recently, thanks Ari for that!) 🛸

Rely

Hailing from the vibrant city of Nashville, TN, the talented emerging band Horsebread, comprised of the dynamic duo Andrew Frazier and Sam McLeod, is here to delight us with their debut single titled "Rely." This song marks the band's first-ever release, and surprisingly, it was self-produced by the band itself over the course of four years.

Are you a perfectionist? Well, these guys must be, because "Rely" is one of those songs that has been carefully crafted before making its official appearance on streaming platforms. Its incredible quality is not only noticeable for its polished and professional sound, but it also showcases the band's unique sonic fingerprint, making it stand out immediately in the current music panorama by creating the perfect balance between a strong atmospheric instrumentation led by harmonious keyboards, delayed guitars, and energetic percussion, along with a captivating vocal lines, taking listeners on a strong sonic journey that will make them float on a dream-like sensation. Very much like Deftones' 2006 "Cherry Waves" chorus but across the entire song. (Go and hit play right now, you will thank us later).

Simultaneously, "Rely" defies the rules of faith and religion, revealing the true essence of the human being by questioning existence and finding our own truth, making this song a true indie-rock gem and a incredible entrance for this band in the indie-rock scene.

Mill Session (Live Set)

Abrasive Trees, is what we like to call a true "auditory delight," and beyond merely being an incredible band, this group of talented musicians brings a complete sonic experience that is truly mind-blowing. Virtual Reality Devices? Who needs that trash! "Mill Session," their latest audiovisual production, promises to take listeners on a musical journey that will transport their senses to a totally new dimension.

Through its 20 minutes of extension, the talented band from Totnes, UK, not only showcases three of their most exquisite masterpieces but also provides detailed insights into the inspiration behind each composition.

Tracklist:

1. Star Sapphire: written by Matthew Rochford
2. Tao To Earth: written by Matthew Rochford
3. Kali Sends Sunflowers: written by Matthew Rochford

From experimental sounds that challenge your consciousness to elements combining influences from post-rock, noise, and grunge, "Mill Session" is full of surprises and promises to captivate you from the first seconds. The authentic sound of their instrumentation, traveling through carefully crafted auditory landscapes, not only demonstrates Abrasive Trees' mastery in terms of composition but also reveals their expertise as performers. They let spontaneity flow through the music, showcasing the intense musical synergy among each member, where each one functions as a key piece to achieve a complete sonic experience.

Today, we are pleased to present this incredible session on Bad Wolf Radio, and it will be available throughout the months of December and January for the delight of our rock lovers community.

However, we extend a warm invitation to everyone to experience this live session to its fullest expression in its video version, which is already available on YouTube, and you can find it at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaxvOCY8Kic

Set 1
Set 2

Subscribe to Genre Synergy! 

Enter your email address and never miss the opportunity to receive the best tracks every day!

bottom of page