Arielle J.

Arielle J.


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Arielle J.

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Content Creator @ Mix247EDM, Blogger, Freelance Copywriter/Editor, Music Lover
Bio
Music blogger with a strong interest in electronica (electro/future funk and soul, dubstep, livetronica, progressive house, etc). Roots in alternative rock and hip hop, lover of the live music experience.
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Expertise
live shows, social media marketing, copywriting, music writing, music performance, music writing / blogging, music blogging, music reviews
Interests
hip-hop, funk, indie rock, alternative, electro, electronic, electronica, alternative rock, dubstep, dub, future soul, progressive house, indie electronic, future funk
Location
Brooklyn, NY

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Incendiary Sweet submitted media.

Incendiary Sweet by Rolling On

Arielle J.

I happened to be drinking my morning coffee while listening to this and you're right, it does pair well. :)  Based on this track I would definitely say there's more of a surfer girl feel good vibe over an indie rocker vibe, just because it's more on the mellow side. But depending what the rest of your work is like I could see it crossing more into rocker territory. Definitely could see this resonating with a lot of people as they emerge from the struggles of COVID - not sure how much you're open to marketing to teens specifically but I bet a lot of people would love making inspirational Tiktoks to this track! Something to think about. I remember your earlier submission on here and happy to see another one from you!

Sahana Naresh submitted media.

Milky hands by Sahana Naresh

Arielle J.

This is a lovely track! Very sweet and a nice, chill summery tune. As far as promo, I would look at 2 avenues: finding music blogs that cover similar music and sending a link/info (the introductory info you provided here on Fluence is great!) to the editors to see if they'll do a writeup about it, and also I wonder if you could get some promotion through mom blogs/social media? I'm not tapped into those channels but I think the sentiment here is so relatable that I think a lot of parenting-focused sites might pick up on something like this!

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Arielle J.

Love this track! You have such a soulful voice and the song is really clean and polished. If you haven't already gone this route, I would pitch this to blogs/sites focused on R&B - send them the link and a little about yourself and the track and hopefully a writer/editor (or 2 or 3!) would pick it up from there and give you some press!

Incendiary Sweet submitted media.

Disaffected Scrolling Thru by Incendiary Sweet

Arielle J.

Love this! I thought it was great how it started off on the mellower side and then turned into a heavier rock song as the song progressed - it was unexpected and delightful. This track is really polished and makes me miss live music so much as I can totally picture being in a crowd at a cool venue listening to something like this. I understand why you don't want to be tokenized as a person in a wheelchair and I absolutely do not think you need that in order to promote yourself. This track is beautiful and your talent can stand on its own as you work to get your name out there, and of course if/when asked about the wheelchair you can speak to it as much or as little as you'd like. But let it just be another part of you the way being a surfer or being Canadian is a part of you and hopefully it will normalize the idea of seeing more wheelchairs out on stage!

The Gold Souls Group submitted media.

Got It (Official Audio) by The Gold Souls

Arielle J.

Love this!! It's both new and fresh and also has a great sort of classic funk vibe to it at the same time. As far as promo advice, I would try to market to the young-ish fans of jam bands and livetronica acts. That crowd shells out tons of money for music festivals, merch, vinyls, etc and while you're not a jam band, I've found that that crowd also loves just straight up funk music. I can definitely see big festival crowds of 20-somethings grooving to this. Best of luck!! 

illexotic submitted media.

Youphoria by illexotic

Arielle J.

This is really nice! Upbeat and also mellow at the same time and the title really captures the vibe of the track (and makes me wish I was at a club or summer music fest instead of at home). The production here is super clean and polished, I'm really impressed. The only advice I would give is maybe have more of a volume build-up in the beginning, to give it more of a dramatic intro. It almost feels a little like it's starting mid-track. But really, great job!!

Wilson Getchell submitted media.

Cold Black Ink by Thirsty Curses

Arielle J.

This has a really unique sound to it - a nice blend of old timey-ness and a more modern, rock feel. Very polished and there is clear talent here lyrically and musically. I would love to hear what this sounds like with the vocals sung one octave lower and a little more growly, to give it a more gritty feel.

Wilson Getchell submitted media.

Smash-Hit by Thirsty Curses

Arielle J.

This has a really delightful 90s feel to it, and while I don't normally love country, the hint of country is really nice when blended with the more rock elements of this track. My only suggestion would be to re-master it a touch so that the vocals come through more clearly during the chorus, as they get a little muddled at that time. But honestly, no other constructive criticism here, this is great. I can definitely see listening to this band in a Brooklyn club and crowds really digging it.

The Badgers submitted media.

The Wallace House by The Badgers

Arielle J.

I fully sense the Halloween/horror movie vibes here. This is perfect for a dark, underground rave. Great textures that are introduced gradually as the track continues, I really like how this builds over the first few minutes. I like the break around the 4 minute mark and think it could arrive a bit earlier in the track to keep it fresh. Overall, really great job! Very polished. 

H3nry Thr!ll submitted media.

In My Hood by H3nry Thr!ll

Arielle J.

This track is so polished, I'm really impressed! I would only say 2 things: one, that dance music tracks like this are typically longer. Unlike a rock band where you want to have clear starts and stops between songs, EDM is more of a flow and for this reason it's pretty common to have tracks that are 5+ minutes. Not required, but something to think about. The second thing is that there are a lot of sounds going on in this track that don't necessarily add to the rhythm (like the chimes, for example). They aren't bad, but I'm curious to hear what a more simplified version would sound like. Either way though, great job!

Yoni Collier submitted media.

Rise Of A Ryuu by Ikigai

Arielle J.

I like this a lot! It sounds a lot like what's already out there in the world of electronica (so definitely potential to be commercially successful) but the musicality of it, particularly the middle section, makes it really unique. I can see big crowds at festivals like EDC or Ultra absolutely loving this.

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Arielle J.

I really like this! It has a nice, sort of ethereal sound and a really well done video to go along with it. I can see this being very commercial as I think there's a huge subset of the EDM market that goes for this kind of lighter house music sound. I didn't love the rap part quite as much as it felt slightly out of place, but it does add an interesting layer. 

Honey Beard submitted media.

Reverie by Honey Beard

Arielle J.

This is great! I really appreciate how polished this track is. The strong synths here are very 80s reminiscent, I can see this track being used in a movie soundtrack. I'd be very curious to hear more from Honey Beard considering that this is a fairly mellow song but the band description mentions "frenetic live performances." There's definitely talent here!

Om Zho submitted media.

I KNOW by Om Zho

Arielle J.

This is a really great, club-ready track! I can absolutely see crowds loving this song whether at an indoor party or a big outdoor music festival. I loved all the back story you provided because it gave me a great insight into your creativity - I wish that the twist of this being online came through in the song somehow! Great build/drop sequences here and I love that there's a slight tropical-house hint. I definitely see the Porter/Illenium influence in this. Really strong vocals also. Great job!

Anticio Duke submitted media.

Arielle J.

The production on this track is really strong and you are really talented as an MC! Everything about the track and the video is super polished, with a really powerful message - particularly the visual at the end of the video. As you continue to promote this you may find it helpful to include the lyrics with the blurb below, I always appreciate that particularly with a topic like this where I really want to pay extra attention to the lyrics. The only thing I would change about this is the quote at the beginning - I would choose a quote from someone else instead of one from yourself.

O.Z Bangaz submitted media.

Arielle J.

Really great production here - this beat is really strong and super catchy! Your story is a compelling one and I appreciate that you provided the background of where this song is coming from - I wish you had actually written out all the lyrics instead of just a few bars. Lots of talent here!

ELLIS McGINNIS submitted media.

Magic Mind by Alexis Kings

Arielle J.

I really like this! It has a great kind of 90s, summery vibe. I also really appreciated that this is such a polished, finished product. Great vocals, cool subtle bassline and the chorus is super catchy. I will definitely be checking out more of your stuff and I hope you guys make it over to New York one day! Only thing is that I wish you had provided some more context in the little blurb below. I always like to read about where the artist is coming from. =)

Eye in the Sky submitted media.

Arielle J.

This is a really great promo video! So well done. The track is poppy in a way that I can see as having a lot of mass appeal - I can picture this in commercials for sure. Just based on this track alone I'm not sure I agree with the "post-genre" label, but I like this a lot and am curious to hear some of your more genre-defying work. So in that sense the clip accomplished what it's supposed to!

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You Versus the World by Mr. Dreem

Arielle J.

This is really fun! It fits right in with the indie rock that's really popular today, and even though it's electronic I see it having more appeal with the hipster crowd than the electro kids. It took around 20 seconds or so for me to get into it - the beginning is a little strange for me and it was hard for my ear to connect with the rhythm, initially. I think it takes a smidge too long to fade out at the end. Really great job overall!

Arman Asadsangabi submitted media.

Arielle J.

Really enjoyed this! It has a really classic sound but there's something fresh about it, too. I wish you had provided some context because I would have liked to learn more about you as an artist and where the track is coming from. I can see people listening to this at home or in a live setting and having it be really fun either way. Great job!

Jan Ciganik submitted media.

Gumshen -- Fallacy by gumshen

Arielle J.

This track has such a unique and dark vibe to it, it really drew me in. Everything from the vocals to the video is done in a way that's twisted and interesting and catchy. I wish you had provided some context for the track because I'm so curious as to the motivation behind it. Something about this really gave me a 90s feel too even while actually being quite modern. Overall I really enjoyed this and am curious to hear/learn more!

Justin Sheppard submitted media.

Arielle J.

This is really great - I love this classic funk sound. I also thought of a Prince comparison before I read that as part of your bio. This track is a pretty upbeat, feel-good kind of track and I was surprised to read that the overall motivation behind the EP comes from a place of struggle. I really had to dig in to the lyrics to settle on the vibe of the song and in the end I appreciate that there's a balance of light and dark here. I can see this going over really well with live crowds!!

Lewis Papier submitted media.

THE INDIAN SUMMER BLUES by Lewis Papier

Arielle J.

Thank you for providing the context behind this song, and sorry for your loss. There's such a sad message here, have you considered slowing the song down a bit? It would give the song a stronger sense of melancholy which I think would convey the intended feeling a little bit more. This isn't the type of music I typically listen to but I appreciate the talent and thought that went into this track.

Riley Jensen submitted media.

Futureproof by Kaptur

Arielle J.

I enjoyed this track quite a bit, it has a classic feel to it like it's almost the prototypical rock song. There are moments that remind me of the Foo Fighters, and moments where the vocals remind me of Death Cab for Cutie, for some reason. At times I think the levels of the vocals are a little low, particularly between the 3 and 4 minute mark. I do wish you had provided some context for the song just to get a sense of where your head is, but that would have just been a bonus. Again, I really liked this, it has good energy! At first I thought the track was a little too long, but I thought the break before the last 40 seconds or so, and the ending moments of the track, gave it nice diversity and depth.

D.Ni.L D.Ni.L submitted media.

Suckle by D.Ni.L

Arielle J.

I love the story behind this track and your work in general. The song is haunting in a really interesting way. My main concern about it is that, try as I may, I can't tell what the lyrics are at all. So the message is really lost, though I'm sure it's powerful based on the context provided. But the beats are really unique and I like the track just for the sound.

Stephen Warner submitted media.

Arielle J.

One thing I really like about your flow is that you enunciate all your words and it's not so fast that I can't actually hear what you're saying. Love the hook with the female vocals - the melodic nature of it provides a nice balance to your vocal parts. Strong message in this one, too. One very nit picky thing that I noticed when listening is the part where it says "welcome to the world where we would say we're not racist, then turn around and say some stuff that's racist." I really wanted to hear a short pause after that sentiment because I think it's a very simple and true observation about our society and instead of launching right into the next line, it seemed almost strange not to allow a beat for that line to sink in. But otherwise I think it's great!

Stephen Warner submitted media.

Worst Diss Ever (ft. Zac Owens) by Steve the Rapper

Arielle J.

The "worst diss ever" refrain is very reminiscent of Eminem's style, to me. I like the beat of this track but to me it's not as strong as the other track I heard from you recently. The word "diss" in general has such a cheesy 90s connotation to it now that it's hard for me to take anyone using it seriously. You're definitely a talented MC but I think I actually prefer your more serious content, though this song is pretty clever.

Bobby Dezfulli submitted media.

Shaking Hands (Callow) by The Empty

Arielle J.

I thought this track was so interesting because musically it has such a 90s rock vibe but when the vocals came in they were less grungy/angsty than I expected them to be. But it provides a lightness to the song which is really nice. I wish you had provided a description with this submission because I love to know where the artist is coming from to help me place the track in some context. Either way though this track has a very commercial sound - in a good way - lots of mass appeal. I can picture listening to something like this while sitting on the grass with friends at a big music festival.

Stephen Warner submitted media.

The Basement: Part 1 by Steve The Rapper

Arielle J.

I love this! The heavy bass and beats overall have this great, old school hip hop vibe, and you're a really talented MC. I was honestly skeptical of the "altercation with Satan" description but this track is fresh and real and I'm into it! You fit a lot in under 2 minutes, too. If I had to share a critique it would only be that the secondary sort of echo-y voice doesn't really add anything for me. I'm so impressed though!

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Gorgeous by The Blemish

Arielle J.

I was really excited about this because I've reviewed Bo Haan on here before and loved it! I did enjoy this a lot and I can see EDM crowds really getting into this in a live setting, though I do think it is a tiny bit generic, as house music can sometimes be. I think you are spot on with your Disclosure/Flume/Bruno Mars comparison, though, and while this isn't something I would review necessarily, I will certainly pass this on to my team at mix247edm to see if anyone would like to review it!

Cole Connor submitted media.

Arielle J.

This video is beautifully and artistically done - the black and white is so appropriate. The only thing that was a disconnect for me were the parts where people were smiling directly into camera - those bits took me out of the video's intensity and I wasn't sure what the arc of the story was. There's real talent with the rapper here as well, I appreciate how finished the track is.

Stefan Reyners submitted media.

Saturday Afternoon by S A Reyners

Arielle J.

Musically this reminds me a bit of Billy Joel, especially the opening piano part. I really enjoyed this upbeat, almost 80s kind of happy vibe. I really wish you had provided some context for the track as it really helps to have something to frame the track in when I listen to it. I would have loved to hear who you are as an artist and what you're going for with this song - I'm having a hard time pinning down in my head what kind of audience I think this would be best for and context might have helped with that. Finally, I wish the vocalist enunciated a bit more. Overall though this is a feel good kind of song and I'm into it!

The Romantic Era submitted media.

Arielle J.

This track is so strong and polished, I wasn't surprised to read your bio and see that this comes from some truly accomplished musicians. I can really see this track on top 40 radio - it has a vocalist who sounds like Ariana Grande and the build/drop sequences that are making electronic music so huge right now. I honestly don't even have any constructive criticism, this is truly well done!

Andrew James submitted media.

Arielle J.

This is really fun and upbeat and I love the piano (and I think I heard some violins in there briefly too?). I go very hot and cold on house music because a lot of house tracks really have no diversity in them but I appreciate that this song has a rise and fall to it. Can definitely picture club crowds getting down to this.

Joel Rekiel submitted media.

Liquid Lady by Open to the Hound

Arielle J.

I would have loved a bit more of an intro/background on this piece because I like to have context for what I'm watching and listening to, but that's just personal preference. I was really into this track and definitely got a strong 90s alt-rock vibe from it. I liked how polished the video was though the costumed people in the tent bit kind of went over my head. I preferred the shots where it was just the band playing. Overall though I think you guys have a great sort of nostalgic sound that I think could definitely have wide appeal!

Martin Tillman submitted media.

Zero Gravity by Martin Tillman

Arielle J.

I love that you provided such a full story/context for this. It really feels like an emotional journey to me and I appreciate that it sounds so polished. I could see this having a lot of commercial use, maybe in a movie soundtrack or something like that. The heart photo is a little intense for me though I get the point of it, but I don't think you need something so literal because this track really does stand out on its own and delivers the message you're going for really clearly. Really great job!

Hitsmith Records submitted media.

Arielle J.

This track has a fun, happy feel to it and I can really see this being in a movie soundtrack or something like that. I enjoyed this a lot and appreciate that it's a polished, finished track. Not sure how much assistance I can be in promotion but will give it a try!

Electro Hippie submitted media.

Arielle J.

I really appreciate the context you provided for this song because it really helped me to appreciate the dark, almost haunting nature of this track. I think this is really strong and I would love to hear the rest of the album because while I'm having a hard time picturing this song playing in a live music setting (due to how slow it is), there's so much potential here and I'm genuinely very curious if you have any work that's of a higher BPM because I think this sound could translate really well to something more upbeat as well. Great job!

Eter The Soul Company submitted media.

Arielle J.

I liked this clip a lot, I thought it was very catchy. I definitely see this appealing to an older crowd (50+). While I understand the point of the intro video, I found it distracting - I would have preferred to see either just one static photo or something that actually related to the song, it would have kept me more focused on the track. I'm a bit indifferent to the backup vocals, both the female voices and the deep, bass-like voice that comes in once or twice. Overall, upbeat and fun.

Cory Phillips submitted media.

Think About It by Epsilona

Arielle J.

This is so catchy, really got me right from the beginning. I love that this really feels like a complete track that's had a ton of work and fine-tuning put into it. It's a short song but there's so much diversity and I really feel the ebb and flow of the track. Honestly I have nothing bad to say about this one. I do feel like it could have just ended before the 3 minute mark without that final refrain, but I like it this way as well.

jay jai submitted media.

We Are by jay jai

Arielle J.

I love the convergence of rap and electronica and this song totally has that feel for me. A catchy beat and strong vocals. I like the slightly Indian sound to the "Diamonds in the sky" part. The one thing I wish were different here is if the vocals didn't sound quite so echo-y. I really want some more clarity in the sound here. Great job!

DJ Who submitted media.

Arielle J.

This song really drew me in from the beginning. I think there may be some balance issues with the volume of the vocals vs the music at certain points - i.e. when the vocals first came in they were too strong, in my opinion. I can really see this song going over well with the house music/club crowd or at big EDM festivals. 

Christopher Duhon submitted media.

Arielle J.

This really drew me in from the get go! So fun and catchy. The vocals threw me off a little when they first came in because they were a little grittier and angrier than I expected from such an upbeat song, so it was a disconnect for me. I did get used to it and really enjoyed the song, though I would say there definitely doesn't need to be quite as much effort in having that throaty metal type sound in the vocals. I think the market could really use some more good ol' fashioned sounding rock stuff like this. I like it! =)

Protosapien submitted media.

Launched by Protosapien

Arielle J.

I love drum and bass so I was super excited to listen to this. I like it a lot but actually wish it was a little more hard hitting during those D&B moments. I love the darkness and the space-like elements of this song. I don't listen to a lot of dubstep at home but I love seeing it live so when I listened to this I really tried to picture what it would be like dancing to this song in a huge, sweaty crowd. I think the constant switching of rhythms makes the song really interesting but may make it hard to dance to because it could be hard for audiences to find a consistent, danceable beat in it. That being said, I liked this track a lot and think there's a ton of potential here!

Moses biko submitted media.

Arielle J.

Such a powerful video. In an era where hip hop becomes increasingly concerned with luxury, I appreciate that this brings it back to rap's roots in social justice. This is really nitpicky, but I would have a few people just copyedit the captions (i.e. "__ homeless have substance abuse" - or "____ homeless have mental illness") to clean up the grammar a little bit.  It didn't detract from the song for me but I do notice those kinds of things and I'm sure others do too. I wonder if maybe at the end of the video you can provide a link for people to either a) help or b) learn more about the issue? It's such a moving video, you may want to capitalize on the emotions that it instills in people and get them to act. Great job.

LinA Farah submitted media.

Deceptive Fantasies by Kassiopeia

Arielle J.

Love this peaceful yet kind of intense (in a good way!) melody, and the vocalist has both softness and power at the same time. Really beautiful.  I was really drawn in even from just the title of the song, too. For some reason I actually liked the song less when it got to the climax in the 2nd minute - I wish it would have stayed on the more quiet, subtle path. It almost interrupted the mood for me a bit. Once it quieted back down though I found it enchanting yet again.