Announcing Editorial Airgigs Spotify Playlists
Over the years, songwriters and producers have been able to create thousands of songs through the Airgigs platform. We are incredibly proud of the projects that we’ve been able to be a part of. As a way to help our clients promote their music, Airgigs is creating editorial Spotify playlists featuring Airgigs service providers and that were created through the Airgigs platform. Airgigs clients and service providers can submit songs to these playlists for consideration through the song submission form at the end of this post. While only a portion of submissions will be featured, we listen to every song, and will be updating the playlists periodically.
The first playlist we are releasing is the “Airgigs Sampler.” This playlist features songs of many genres, and is representative of the diverse creators that use our services. We would love it if you listened, followed the playlist for future updates, followed the featured artists, and shared it on social media!
Here’s a little more about the songs, the artists, and the Airgigs talent that helped bring them to life:
We Belong At The Top – Kevin Mcallister, Charlie Grey
“We Belong At The Top” is a modern pop ballad of epic proportions. Charlie Grey’s vocals are powerful but effortless. With giant drum sounds that toe the line between electronic and acoustic, the song’s production emulates artists like Jordan Sparks and Florence And The Machine. Produced, recorded, and mixed at Pearl Snap Studios in Nashville, “We Belong At The Top” brings you all the polish and hooky melody that you could ever ask for.
I’m All In – Gregg Bolger
Gregg is a Canadian country artist signed to Crucial Music out of Studio City, California. The 2017 single “I’m All In” is a mid-tempo country ballad about taking a chance on a relationship when there’s no guarantees. Gregg’s heartfelt delivery, shimmering guitars, and high level of production make this song an extremely compelling modern country song. Airgigs’ own Kevin Stokley mixed this song, and John Marlin produced it and played guitars.
Love You – Ricardo Dalli Cardillo feat. Dominique Mathurin
“Love You” is a powerful R&B song that effectively nods to the greats, while achieving a voice of its own. Falling in the middle of Ricardo’s debut album aptly titled “The First,” the song starts with a Rhodes intro that immediately reminds the listener of 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love.” Emily Dolan Davies’ drums tastefully creep their way into a groove that makes it #$%* near impossible to keep from bobbing your head. Ricardo’s layered keyboard parts tie the bobbing groove and Dominique’s soaring melody together seamlessly.
Decarboxylation – Jeff Novotny Jazzprjkt
Jeff is a jazz composer/arranger currently based out of Pheonix, AZ. His 2010 single “Decarboxylation” falls in the traditional bebop/swing genre. Oli Hayhurst provides a steady foundation that gives the other musicians the sonic space to explore and expand the melody without taking away from the overall composition. The result is a piece that can be appreciated by jazz heads and casual listeners alike.
Walkin’ – Aaron Stephens
Austin based soul singer Aaron Stephens’ “Walkin” is the first song off his sophomore release “Focus.” Aaron’s voice is everything you want in a modern soul singer: it’s got the perfect combination of grit, smoothness, and plenty of conviction. Joshua Hegg’s Fender Rhodes playing gives the song an ethereal texture. The off-kilter hip-hop style groove along with Aaron’s rhythmic guitar work gives the song the perfect swagger while the sax provides a tasteful counter melody to Aaron’s voice.
Disco Ball Rider – Zero Frequency
Brooklyn’s 3 piece rock outfit Zero Frequency pulls no punches with “Disco Ball Rider” off their sophomore album “Ocean’s End Volume 1.” The drums truly achieve John Bonham level bombasity sounding like they were recorded in an abandoned warehouse. The guitars crunch hard enough to make Jack White wince. Even with all this punch, the sultry lead vocal is perfectly audible, and the song overall comes across with modern precision and commercial sparkle. Mastering engineer Alessandro Salza did an excellent job achieving this level of sparkle and punch. Clocking in at 2:41, the ride rumbles to a halt leaving you wanting more in the best way possible.
Perfect Day – Size Sixteen Shoes
Size Sixteen Shoes’ single “Perfect Day” is the perfect pop punk anthem. The guitars cut like a straight razor, and Brian Petry slaps the drums like Anna Maria slapped Jack Sparrow. Grab your buddies, roll the windows down, crank this song up and soak up that spring air.
Back To 89 – Stone Padre
“Back To 89” is a tasty nostalgic cocktail of everything 80’s arena rock. Stone Padre cranks up the double dose of nostalgia with allusions to 80’s personalities like David Lee, Madonna, and Cheech. The band is made up of ex Colt Ford guitarist Bad Brad, ex NickleBack drummer Ryan Vikadel, and American Idol contestant Kendra Chantelle. The band’s skill shows on “Back To 89” with driving drums, shredding Pat Benatar style guitars, and slick vocals. The song was produced by Vikadel, and mixed and mastered by Airgig’s own Bryan David.
Do It For Yourself – Isaac Graham
Australian singer/songwriter Isaac Graham’s song “Do It For Yourself” is an honest folk anthem featuring some killer bluegrass fiddle. Isaac expresses the struggle of comparison when pursuing your dream. Isaac reminds listeners not to judge themselves by their achievement or lack there of, but to “Do it for yourself.” The song is relatable, and a pleasure to listen to.
Darkness – Wells
Wells is made up of Michigan siblings Zach and Court Caldwell. “Darkness” is their second single, and is a dreamy indie pop/rock song. Court’s ethereal vocals weave their way through distant piano, pattering drums, plucking guitar, and Airgigs violinist Maria Grigoryeva’s sweeping string arrangements.
Then I Will – Good Latimer
Dallas-Fort Worth based Good Latimer offers up a catchy, tropical brand of indy pop with their single “Then I Will.” The song features beach boys-esque vocals, breezy guitars, brass textures, and a rock solid performance from Airgigs drummer Brian Petry.
Without A Fight – Philip Mikal
Swedish producer Philip Mikal’s “Without A Fight” is an incredibly well produced electronic pop banger. The song features a high energy drum & bass style groove, hi-fi synth textures, and the soaring vocals of Jac Sbare.
Invention – IOI, Joel Jorgensen
Producer team IOI teams up with vocalist Joel Jorgensen in the club hit “Invention.” The song’s cinematic textures, driving beat, and Joel’s belting vocals take the listener on a journey they’ll never forget. This song is a great fit for a night drive, dance party, or workout.
Andrew’s Song – IMAscore
“Andrew’s Song” is a fantastical vocal ballad that reminds the listener of film scores like The Lord of The Rings or Harry Potter. Created by commercial German studio IMAscore, the orchestral arrangement’s epic scale is the perfect match for Nathan Nasby’s clear tenor.
That concludes our current featured tracks for the “Airgigs Sampler” playlist. These are just a few of the thousands of songs that have been created through Airgigs. We hope you follow the playlist for new additions and support these talented featured artists. We will be releasing more genre specific playlists in the coming months. If you have music that you’d like to submit for consideration in one of our playlists, feel free to fill out our submission form at this link, or the button below.