Caveboy

Caveboy is made up of three members Michelle Bensimon (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Synth), Isabelle Banos (Synth, Bass, Backing Vocals) and Lana Cooney (Drums, Backing Vocals). They share the same ideology and similar childhood experiences.

The band works hard at building up their sound to use these respected musical elements while in the meantime always endeavoring to make new sound with their synthesizers, driving percussion, and symbolic lyricism interweaved with their Guitar/Bass/Drums core. “New Touch” is an incredible song with  female vocal flowing consistently on an extraordinary and driving sound which is appealing.

https://caveboymusic.com/

Patawawa

From the serene town of Matlock come Patawawa – a Nu-Disco trio that mixes beats, glittered guitar riffs and basslines. The three-piece have created a sound that stays consistent with the neon underlying foundations of funk and disco.
The trio always pull the crowd with their style of Nu-Disco and Funk with components of dancing move. They are known for many hits and have been featured on numerous musical platforms. “What You Want” is a wonderful song with tuneful vocals on a bouncy beat that will make fans to ask for more.

 

Azure Blu

https://soundcloud.com/theazureblu/toxygen

Azure Blue just drops a wonderful song entitled “Toxygen” a mix of pop and electronic dance music grounded in hip hop with heartfelt male vocal. Azure Blue, a a fantastic and dazzling producer making sounds similar to artists like Calvin Harris, Jon Bellion, The Chainsmokers and Mike Posner.
“Toxygen” is exactly like the oxygen we are breathing that makes us live. The lady happens to be his oxygen and life wire that makes him live. I hope you wonder what will happen to him if the lady leaves, kindly check out the song to find out.

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/theazureblu/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theazureblu

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theazureblu

Sam Valdez

“It’s Alright” is a new single by the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Sam Valdez. Her music is grounded in the fusion of traditional American indie folk and shoegaze. Valdez has made fantastic, yet frequenting atmospheric soundscapes that reverberate with her audience.
Growing up at the edge of the Nevada desert, in Las Vegas has a great impact on her lyrics and compositions. The loneliness and isolation of desert life is reflective in her written work.
After making numerous appearances on stages with several bands, she discovered her own sound and went independent and eventually building up a sound that is consistent with her own. As a classically trained violinist, Valdez has a feeling of melodic development within her songs. Her compositions are excellent and stunning.

 

www.facebook.com/Sam-Valdez-1069625936433299

www.instagram.com/samvaldez

MSG


Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

I was born on the 5th of Feb. 1993 in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Which is also where I lived with my parents and siblings till the age of 9. After that my mother, my siblings and I moved to Zürich and my father stayed back in Abu Dhabi. During my time in the UAE I attended an American school. My Childhood in Abu Dhabi felt somewhat isolated from the world. After moving to Zürich I was placed in an integration class, which is basically a school that concentrates on teaching you German and integrating all the migrants into local society. Naturally tensions where high  at this school as you had a lot of frustrated kids from all different nationalities and cultures. After a year of learning German I was placed in regular schooling where I did OK. My father used to send CDs in the mail for me and my siblings. It was through theses CDs that I found my love for Rap and started writing and recording my first tracks at the age of 12.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

My Artist name MSG is basically just my initials but also an acronym for “Message”. I try to make music that people can relate and identify with.

The first time I started making music was when I was 5 and my mother made me and my brother both choose an instrument to learn and attend martial arts classes. I chose the Piano and my brother the guitar. I stopped playing at 9 when we moved to Zurich but the basics stayed with me and helped me understand a lot about music creation writing composing etc.

At 12 I started making remixes of my favourite songs and editing tracks that I listened too. I would take all my favourite rappers and throw them onto megamixes for my own listening pleasure. Soon I started freestyling with friends which quickly turned into writing and recording my own tracks.

I remember using my sister’s singstar microphone to record my first track on a dell laptop using free software. I thought I was the shit! And looking back that first track was so whack but it was the first of many. And over the years I worked on my craft and always studied and anaylized the emcees I was listening to at the time.

At 15 I got to know a local producer who gave me access to his studio. It was him who taught me how to use DAWs and Midi Controllers and basically everything I needed to know to build tracks from scratch. He also gave me my first performance opportunity and it wasn’t long before I started performing with him and various other DJ’s at Zürich’s night clubs.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

MY most recent project is a Freetape called “The Lab”. I choose the name because the tape consists of various styles and sub genres of Hip Hop. There’s a lot of experimental tracks on there too. I tried working with beats and styles that where outside my comfort zone and pushing to see what styles fit me for future projects.

 “The Lab” is 14 tracks strong and was released on the 3rd of Nov 2017. There are also 3 music videos on Youtube off the tape.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

So far I haven’t had too many downs just a lot of things that held me back that I would do different. For example I would rely too much on other people pulling their weight instead of pushing and doing things myself.

I learnt to just push on regardless of who’s gonna help or not.

I was working too much with friends who weren’t serious about it. Nowadays everyone I work with is a business connect.

I feel like if I had pushed on at 16 with the same hunger that I have now then I could be a lot further in my career. That’s the one thing I regret.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I don’t really have other members. I work with various people on my music. Usually when doing a new track I’ll search for a producer that I’d like to buy beats from. I’m really picky with beats and only write to tracks that instantly inspire me. I write a lot more than I record. So far this year I’ve written approx. 100 tracks and recorded 40 of them. A lot of the times I’ll record my vocals at my home studio. I bought all my equipment at 16 cause I didn’t feel like paying people to use theirs and I wanted instant access to a studio whenever I was inspired. So I saved up some money and flipped it a couple times till I could afford all the hardware I needed.

Usually I’ll record around 10 tracks and then send them in for mastering. I have various people that I work with for mastering or purchasing beats.

When it comes to videos, I have done 4 so far. Most of them with CeebraFilms. He’s a close friend of mine who I’ve known pretty much since moving to Zurich. When I had a falling out with my mom and moved out on my 18th it was Ceebra who let me live at his place for  about a year.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
I’ve been making music since I was a child but I’d say 2015 is when I started seriously putting stuff out with a goal. Before that, it was more of a hobby and pass time.

I’m hoping to build a fan base large enough to live off of my music. Currently I’m working a 9-5 on the side to support my music.

Ideally, I would want to employ my whole crew and give them all jobs, whether that be promotional work or merchandise design or whatever. I just want to put my people on.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
I write my best songs when I have strong feelings. Whether that be anger or happiness or depression doesn’t matter. But Whenever I’m going through something I sit down and write a track. It’s kinda like my vent. Once I’ve spoken about something and put it on a track I can kinda stop stressing about it. Writing and recording is like my therapy.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
In my opinion for a hit rap song you need five things.

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A dope beat.

 

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You have to play with different flows and switch it up so it doesn’t sound monotone.

 

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A catchy hook.

 

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A dope visual.

 

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A gimmick that regular casual listeners will recognize you by (like the Weeknd’s hair for example).

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
You only have one life. Don’t waste it making money for someone else.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
The most important thing is staying dedicated to your craft and networking. It’s not talent but hard work that brings success.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
So far I’ve put out 4 music videos and two mixtapes. I have an album recorded which is going out sometime next month called “The Message” and another mixtape which will be going out early 2018.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

So far my songs have been shared by following outlets:

Radio Lora (Switzerland)

LA on lock

Vibeslink

aipate

Eternity Network

The word is bond

Trapplanet

Rap planet

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio
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I write all the time. Not a day goes by where I don’t write down at least a couple bars. So when I hear a beat that inspires me writing is a pretty straight forward and fast process cause I already have so many lines floating around.

Also when I’m writing I know exactly how I want it to sound after so recording is usually a fast process too.

For the Album “The Message” I recorded everything at a local Producers Studio. The vibes were right and we managed to record 9 tracks in around 3 hours.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
This is a hard one cause I’m constantly listening and searching for new and inspiring stuff.

I’d say right now the artists I listen too most would be:

Don Q

A boogie

Cassanova 2x

Dave East

Kodak Black

But that changes all the time. My all time favs would be something like: 

Jadakiss ( the whole lox really)

DMX

Cassidy

Wu tang (Raekwon and Inspectah Deck are my favs)

Fabolous

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.
I haven’t really done many due to the fact that I don’t like waiting on people to record their verses.

The beat-makers I work with most would be:

SandroBeats

Lexi Banks

Dez Wright

 

Apart from that I’m pretty open for collaboration. I would love to work with a lot of the up and coming artists from New York like:

Don Q

A boogie

Dave east

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I’m going to be recording a couple feature tracks with various local rappers who have asked me for guest verses on their upcoming projects.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/msg_milo

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/msgmusic

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MSGmusik

 

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdH8kFLWV4ecC1D_lA5vkPg

 

datpiff.com/mixtape/870120

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

So far all my music has been free. I’m releasing an album for sale next month.

At the moment my music is on Youtube, Datpiff, Soundcloud, Facebook, And mediafire. “The Lab” mixtape is going up on Spotify and Apple Music in the next couple of days.

I’m also working on a website which will go up soon.

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
That’s a hard one. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs but I don’t think I can really pinpoint the best and worst time. I’d say my worst times where probably at 18 after I left home and was fighting with my parents. At the time I was doing a lot of stupid stuff and had frequent run ins with the law.

I’d say my best times are when I’m traveling or recording music.

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Tell us how you will spend a million doll
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If I had a million today I’d make sure my mom had everything she needs and then I’d invest the rest to make more and employ all my people.

Gabe Lopez

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Heya! My name is Gabe Lopez. I’m from California from the beach towns of Santa Barbara and Lompoc.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’m a singer/songwriter and producer. I love writing and producing for other artists. I’ve produced/written for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block, James Brown, Shinee, Tae Yang and others. I also get to tour with Belinda Carlisle as her opening act in the US and UK. I love touring!

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

“Lasso” is a pop-rock song with grit and sass. It’s about the push and pull in a relationship and the feeling of being so entranced by someone you can’t get away. The music video highlights the emotions through a great concept by director Patrick Broderick.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

There are always ups and downs. You just gotta roll with the punches. I love music and creating music so much, so the roller coaster is worth it.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I wrote and produced “Lasso” and played all the instruments. I then had a wonderful video team that consisted of director Patrick Broderick, editor Austin Burk, director of photography Brookes Treidler, first AD Blake Chang and choreographer Kate Coleman. The video stars Blake English, Lucas Dell, Kate Coleman and Megan Merry.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been in the biz for a bit now. I’ve done three albums and produced many albums and songs for other artists. I absolutely love the creative process. I’m looking forward to releasing my next singles and producing other artists. I hope to tour again in 2018, as well.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I can be inspired by what is going on in my life, someone else life or just the need to write a story. I look for inspiration everywhere and keep my mind open.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Honesty. Performance. Make it relatable.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

I hope people listen to my new single “Lasso” on YouTube, Spotify or iTunes.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Know who you are. Be determined. Surround yourself with honest people you trust who are there for you.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I just produced and co wrote Belinda Carlisle’s new album Wilder Shores. It was #1 on the World Music/New Age Chart. I also just worked on the last two NKOTB albums, which were in the Billboard Top 5. The KPop and JPop songs I’ve written have done well and gone gold or platinum. I’m so thankful to be able to do what I love.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Thank you to UK Radio, Sirius Radio, Pandora, and the music blogs. I appreciate your support so much!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

When I’m lucky the music and lyrics come at the same time. I wish it was always like that. Usually it’s the music first and then the lyrics. Then I go into the studio and record the basic track and then vocals. Then I add the rest of the instruments and bells & whistles.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

The Beatles, Sheryl Crow, Belinda Carlisle, Michael Jackson and Madonna.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I love working with Belinda Carlisle. We have an amazing chemistry. I also love working with Joey Mcintyre. He’s hilarious. I would love to work with Sheryl Crow. She’s an amazing singer, songwriter and musician.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.facebook.com/gabelopezsongs

Instagram: @gabelopez

Twitter: @gabelopezsongs

www.gabelopez.com

www.reverbnation.com/gabelopez

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lasso-single/id1282118687

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would spend it on my family and friends – some vacation or investments.

CHROMANCE

 

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

My name is CHROMANCE … born in June 1988 and raised in the eastern part of Berlin. What a place to grow up! So many opportunities and so much laissez-faire.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 
In a nutshell: My father is a concert pianist and I enjoyed a good musical education through my parents. But they never wanted me to be a musician as they knew about the struggles. I play piano and guitar quite OK I guess.
Then a friend introduced me to electronic music! Boom! That was it. I knew that I had to be part of this. I studied music production and traveled the world to get inspired by the different sounds and the people I met.
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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 
There’s no concept. Not yet. To be right, there’s one concept: I don’t want to sound like all the other songs on the radio. I want and I deeply need to be different.
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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
The hardest part is to make a living out being a producer and songwriter. I had several part time jobs to finance my studies and my living. The up is sure when you listen to your song on the radio the first time. That’s goosebumps pure. And when people connect to your music!
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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 
Actually there’s no band. I’m a one more show. I try to create as much as possible on my own. I wrote the song in LA during my stay in February. I recorded the vocals in my Air’b’nb flat using my Kaotica Eyeball and my precious Neumann mic.
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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 
I would say that I’m part of the industry since 2 years. That’s not a long time. So far, all good 🙂
Streaming is the biggest challenge over the next years. But I think that we always should embrace new technologies.
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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 
Talking to people is my biggest inspiration I guess. It’s about the interaction and the things that can happen within a conversation. I usually sing or write the ideas directly in my phone.
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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
A real hit song finds the balance between a unique and unusual approach and a learned structure like verse, chorus, c part.
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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 
Be nice, listen to my music!
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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 
Produce a song every day. Write a song every day. Train your skills. Build a network. Connect and listen to your fans.
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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 
This is still the beginning … so I guess you’re one of the firsts.
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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
It’s just me, my laptop or my phone. Everything runs on my powerbook. So I can travel and work. That gives me so much freedom. Imagine this 10 years ago, not possible.
I usually start with the verse … and especially the first line. The first line has to inspire the rest. And the first line has to hook the listener immediately. From there to the chorus. I usually just lay out a basic chord progression and work on a beat. And that’s it.
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Name five biggest artists that you like. 
The Weeknd, Daft Punk, Future, Deadmau5 and Michael Jackson for sure.
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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 
I would love to work with Julia Michaels, she’s such a good writer!
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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 
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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 
There are so many different indie labels in different territories involved. I guess I don’t have a globally working link. But you’ll find Wrap Me In Plastic in every download/ streaming outlet … Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, all.
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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 
My happiest day was when I realized that I can start living from my music. The saddest, when my hamster died.
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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

500k charity, 500k for production equipment 🙂

Audible

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Dan Arki aka Audible born April 12th, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. I was raised in Gardena as an only child with an entrepreneur dad who bounced between here and France a lot, while my mom was the heart of my west coast family working in the French wine industry the majority of my life.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I began my journey into music back in 2009 when my mother passed away from cancer. I came up with my name Audible after wanting to discard my old b-boy name and make a name that represented my past, present and future. I wanted a one-word name that defined me, Audible. Audi for short. I guess my background would come from my love of hip-hop since I am at early age as well as break dancing for 7 years and writing poetry all throughout high school and college. (Shout out to Ludacris/Luda and Eminem/Em for the name inspiration!)

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I’d say my sound is ‘Feel Good Conscious Hip-Hop’. I write all my lyrics from personal experiences, usually telling a story or conveying a message. The concept behind the “No work on Monday/I don’t want to work on Monday” came from the fact that I just got suspended from my job that Friday because my co-worker and friend at the time decided to snitch on me to upper management about my frustration with company. Instead of sinking to her level and sharing some of her demons with the company I had worked for, I handled it my way and forever immortalized her in this song. The gospel vibe gives it a positive spin on a negative situation that happened.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

The biggest thing is to just continue moving forward through all trials and tribulations. I’ve had plenty of setbacks but I love making music and that’s why I continue to share it with the world. When people tell me or message me saying that they liked a song I made or my part on something, it’s the most rewarding feeling more than money.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

For those people who know my music know I work with T. Chizz a lot, both of us founding Planet Nine Records. We happened to be freestyling over different beats on a late Saturday night, then the ‘Sunday Vibes’ beat came on and I instantly just came up with the whole chorus. He dug the whole vibe of the song and delivered a solid verse so I couldn’t say no haha.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been making music for about 8 years now. I used to be a part of a group called ‘Planet Nine of the Lost Elements’ or P9LE for short. We disbanded in 2016 due to creative differences and that’s when I made my push as a solo artist while also creating the independent label with T. Chizz. My goal is to perform my music around the world.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I guess wanting to share my story and experiences with others. The different emotions music can give are so powerful I love it.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Believing every song is a hit.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

 Thank you for believing in me.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Never give up on your dreams for someone else.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

To be honest I haven’t had much recognition for my music. I had my first solo release “Through The Wires” (Apr. 2016), did a few features throughout that year, then did two collaborating projects with T. Chizz which we submitted to the majority of streaming services. The first an album called “Classwork” (Nov. 2016) and the other an EP called “Pacific Coast Highway” (May 2017).

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

 A Spotify playlist called “Sunday Select” by Eternity Network added Sunday Vibes to their playlist on Monday Oct 30th 2017. Also Teck from “The Word is Bond” blog shared the song yesterday Nov. 2nd 2017.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

The best method I like is to be able to have the audio recorder on and then playing the beat for the first time out loud. Thus giving me the opportunity to capture the first feelings, energies, and emotions from the song. Sometimes a chorus is made, a dope verse is free styled and captured, or just the cadence/ideas are formed.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Too hard, too many. I’ll name artists that aren’t big enough yet: Boogie (Westside Boogie), Joyner Lucas, J.I.D., Kyle and Kota The Friend.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

Was fortunate to have some songs produced by SUBshockers, a DJ/Drummer Duo from Hawthorne, CA. I really would love to work with my idols Nas, Kanye, ATCQ, and Kid Cudi if possible.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Instagram & Twitter @audibordeaux

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

Smarturl.it/sundayvibes

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Honestly “Sunday Vibes” is kind of like the best of both. Happy I didn’t have to work anymore at a place I didn’t enjoy anymore, sad it was a friend that made it all happen to begin with. That’s why it’s so real and honest throughout the song.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d like to pay off the home we just bought and then buy the dream house for the family. I’d also want to invest in different charities and organization while possibly funding my own. One of those being replanting trees in different cities and counties.

Chasing Giants

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
Ben Corby, Australia, 17.09.1992 – At a young age my siblings introduced me to music and suggested I learn the guitar. After receiving lessons for a short time I formed a band with my two sisters and we started performing covers across NSW and writing original music.

Jake Arvonen, Australia, 18.06.1994 – I have played guitar from as early as I can remember, and it wasn’t until I was 13 years old that I started to go and watch live bands. Every time I would see a band live, I would be amazed watching the drummer, and I would always think “that looks like the best fun in the world!” So I started learning drums, joined a band, and after my first experience on stage playing the drums, I knew that I would do this for the rest of my life.

Maurice Webb, Australia 19.012.1994 – I always looked up to my older sister who loved music and taught me how to play drums. From there I picked up the bass and have been passionate about music ever since.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
We all met at JMC Academy, studying a Bachelor of Music. While at JMC, we worked as session musicians recording and performing with various singers across Sydney, and quickly made a name for ourselves.
During our time as session musicians, we noticed that in popular music, the musicians are often unnoticed behind the shadow of the singer, so we decided to form ‘Chasing Giants’ and change this.
We chose the name Chasing Giants, as it is our mission statement. A giant is someone who has had great influence in the industry, and so we ‘chase’ those people, following in their footsteps to make a lasting impact just as they have.
We all write music and have unique talents. Jake is firstly a drummer but taught himself piano and now writes the music for many of Chasing Giants songs. Ben has mastered the guitar and can also play the banjo. Maurice is a talented bassist and unique lyricist.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
Our genre is RnB/Rock, and has been described as rock music that makes you want to dance. The concept for “Till The Night Ends” was to bring back the classic funk and disco from Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’ album, as well as the live instrumentation.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
Our vision for what we want Chasing Giants to achieve is extremely ambitious and so we face a lot of naysayers (haters), a lot of the time! But bringing credit to the unseen, talented musicians that grace the audience’s ears without them even knowing is important to us and fills us with purpose!

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.
Branko Prezo – Producer
We met Branko at JMC Academy where he worked as a lecturer, bandmaster and guitar tutor. We knew Branko was a fantastic producer so we jumped at the chance to work with him after Chasing Giants formed and started writing and recording original music.

Joe Sharratt – Engineer/Producer
Joe recorded drums and mixed both Bad News and Till the Night Ends. We also met Joe at JMC where he worked as an audio lecture and studio engineer. He recorded many of our individual session work with other singers and musicians at JMC Academy. After Chasing Giants formed we all suggested Joe as our number 1 recording engineer and couldn’t wait to work with him again.

C Major and Maxine Champion – After attending a Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston tribute show, we were mesmerized by their talent and on stage chemistry. We had to work with them!

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
Chasing Giants have been in the music industry for 2 years, since then we have released 2 singles and two additional tracks. We have toured across NSW Australia, performing at different festivals and venues. On top of this we have built an amazing network called ‘Team CG’, which are all of our live singers, recording artists, photographers, graphic designers, producers, engineers, the list goes on, all people who we work with or have worked with and do an amazing job.
Our goal is to monopolize the music industry. We will write the biggest portion of hit songs for the longest time, we will sign the most talented artists possible and mentor them to their greatest potential. We will create a worldwide appreciation for songwriters, musicians (and eventually all artists alike) and a network to harbour and nurture all of their fantastic work and bring as much recognition to it as possible.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
We write for the people that can’t. That is to say so often one of us will come by someone with a fascinating story that seems completely relatable to our lives and the lives of others, but can’t themselves write it into music. So that is what inspires us and our songs; telling stories that people can relate to and find comfort in.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
There are many factors that can contribute to a ‘hit’ song that may not even be a part of the song itself, example, fame status of the artist that released it, money paid for promotion, when the song was released. If you asked what the secret behind making a ‘great’ song is, then the answer is simply great music, great melody and great message.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
We would like to tell our fans to embrace the opportunities life gives, and to understand one another. Take advantage of what living in our time has to offer and most importantly, have fun!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Set goals and implement actions to achieve those goals.
Set weekly meetings to plan what needs to be done and check progress.
Be accountable to someone and have mentors or inspirational people in your life.
Look after your body.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
At the moment, we have released 2 singles (‘Bad News’ & ‘Till The Night Ends’) and are just about to finish recording our Debut EP. We have toured across the East Coast of Australia supporting: MeWithoutYou, Letters to Lions and The Spindrift Saga. We are planning our first headline tour following the release of our EP, so stay tuned for that early 2018!
In terms of awards, the fact that we get to bring our best friends up on stage with us is an award we happily receive every show.
We are currently at round 3/3 in a battle of the bands competition called Emergenza. Both round 1 and round 2, were judged off crowd votes, and we came 1st place in both! The only real recognition we seek is from our audiences, as that is who we are playing for, so it was amazing to get that from 2 different crowds.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.
Our songs have been played on multiple radio stations in all states of Australia. Some of these include:
Voice of The Avon 101.3FM
99.9 Voice FM
Tribute FM 91.1
96.5 Inner FM
88.9FM Hill Radio
Coast FM 101.9
Gippsland FM
City Park Radio
Mountain District Radio
TankFM 103.1
Radio Muma 100.5FM
5 Triple Z

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
Each song comes in its own unique way but in general, this is how it happens. We write with just piano and vocals as we believe any good song should sound great with just that simple arrangement. Firstly we will have a chord progression on the piano which will inspire the hook of the song. This gives us the overall vibe that we are going for with the song. Next we will flesh out verse music and melody and lastly we fit lyrics to the melody. We pretty much always have an idea for the kind of voice we want to sing the song so next we scour the music scene for that voice and take them into the studio with our gun producer Branko.

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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols.
Michael Jackson
Slash
Justin Timberlake
Diane Warren
Max Martin

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.
We have collaborated with:
Amastro
Ethan Conway
C Major
Maxine Champion
Ritia Hickford
We would like to collaborate with:
G Eazy
Mariah Carey
The Weeknd
Justin Timberlake
Bruno Mars
Alicia Keys
Anderson. Paak
Rihanna

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.
Website: chasinggiants.com.au
Facebook: facebook.com/ChasingGiantsOfficial/?ref=bookmarks
Twitter: twitter.com/chasinggiants_
Instagram: instagram.com/chasinggiantsofficial

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCfY4hIEQ8mADsmjasGHTADA
Sound Cloud: soundcloud.com/chasinggiants/tracks

Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/6AQGOQywUiAoHVgbimLXnt
Apple Music: ttps://itunes.apple.com/au/album/till-the-night-ends-feat-maxine-champion-c-major-single/id1290412987

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
Happiest Day – Happiest day was when we discovered the gym, fact is, you can’t pump out a bangar without pumping iron first!

Saddest Day – Well, we have very few sad days seeing as though Anytime Fitness is everywhere and open 24/7… but if we had to pick one, cardio day is pretty sad.

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Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
My name is Scott Cunningham. I’m born in Canada, January 9th, 1995. I had a somewhat troubled youth and lost sight of who I was. After I underwent psychoanalysis I came to the realization that I had to radically change my life, so I did.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
I started writing in 2014 and started making music in 2015. I went by CHAM$ or Scottychams. I was introduced to music by a local DJ I befriended who went by Jexell, and now Copyfright. I’ve diligently learned mixing, mastering, songwriting, recording, amongst other music related skills. I have experience in almost everything except production.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
I mostly make conscious hip hop, soul, trap, and R&B music. Mostly I do anything in urban music. The concept behind this song was simply about us taking life easy smoking backwoods passing the time in the 9-5 life.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
I’ve worked so many different 9-5 type jobs and was always sick of them. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. With music and being an entrepreneur I finally took control of what I was doing with my time and was able to chase ambitions. I’ve had help from friends but 95% of my work is done by me alone. Whether it was website design, mixing, graphic design, I was learning way around it and or outsourcing. My biggest challenges were lack of resources and my greatest success was resourcefulness.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.
I came up with the idea for the song while I was smoking out back with some of the guys I lived with at the time. We were smoking backwoods as per the usual and lately I’d been playing instrumentals trying to get ideas while we were out there. So I started to come up with the lyrics the next few times I was out there and wrote the song over a couple days. Then I recorded it soon after, probably about 6 months ago.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
I’ve only been legitimately in the industry and on major platforms for about a year, I started to have an actual presence about 2 years back, and began writing about 3 years back. The most experience I had coming into the music industry was basic music theory, basic experience on various instruments, some amateur singing lessons and some poetic talent.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
My biggest inspiration is finding other people that were like me, stuck. Then to empower them to pursue their passions regardless of parental, financial, institutional, or societal influences. This is one of my biggest inspirations amongst others. Most relate back to enlightening others and leaving the world a more positive place. This song is off a 5 track EP which is titled Make A Life Not A Living and the songs reflect exactly that.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
I don’t make hit songs in my opinion, because most mainstream music doesn’t offer much value in the sense of progress. I believe my music brings a message more powerful than heartbreaks, money, or material pursuits, but rather talks about ideas, concepts, theories, philosophizing new experiences and introducing people to things they don’t already know. The problem with it is, it’s not nearly as relatable. My songs that are “hits” are the more pop or trap like ones that are hits because they can be played at clubs etc.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
I’ve only been doing this a short time and I want you to see that my journey can prove that anyone with enough work and dedication can be who they want to be and achieve what they set their mind to.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
I would say: while getting advice from other artists is useful, there’s too much feedback right now and you need to listen to what you want to be. You don’t need to listen to anyone or try to sound like anyone but you. There’s no secret to recording or writing or anything except doing it a lot and practicing. I write, work on music, mix, master, market, and more every day.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
In my short time as an artist I’ve released 58 tracks (4 Eps, 1 album, and several singles). I’ve not performed live yet as I’ve been very focused on making music and for the majority of my musical career I was previously completing a university degree.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.
I’ve had 100’s of blogs feature me just from reaching out and sharing my music. On this platform specifically I’ve featured on: Ride The Tempo, That New Jam, Mystic Sons, Underground Industry, Sensei, GetMoneyMusic, and Magnum Network.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
I only work with songs I have a strong vibe from. Because of this I’m more or less hit with lyrics now when listening to a great instrumental and then freestyle on the beat a few times. Then mostly I just try to recollect the lines and write them down, repeat and then record it a few days later when I’ve solidified the delivery.

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Name the five biggest artists that you like.
Chance The Rapper, Alex Wiley, Towkio, Taylor Bennett, and Vic Mensa.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.
I’ve worked with I am Zeuz, Yankee Irvin Fame, InsertFX, Kenny Duke, L$, LeaveEye, TheRealKButtons, Verich, Fernando, K33l0, and Tyreign The Legacy so far. I’d work with any of them again and probably will. I’d love to collaborate with the big artists I like. 

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.
Facebook: facebook.com/ScottyChams
Twitter: twitter.com/scottychams
Instagram: instagram.com/scottycham
Blog: scottychamsmusic.com/blog
Website: scottychamsmusic.com
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/scottychams
Youtube: youtube.com/c/ScottyChams

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

iTunes: itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/scottychams/id1096917750
Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/0RIgbSGmvIIbvL2yjQxcfm
Google Play: play.google.com/store/music/artist/Scottychams?id=Aovevplp7u6tcwonq2s37puu45a

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
My happy days are really any day that isn’t a sad day. Long periods of time I had my saddest days, there was never one day that topped the rest, but a chain of self-loathing, overworking, unfulfillment, and looking for happiness rather than making it myself that I can recall of my least fond recent memories. I’m happy really anytime I’m living in the moment 100%, usually just in deep philosophical discussion. My happiest memories can probably be tied to milestones in music, like when my university shared my first EP, or winning a grant, getting verified, each was a huge leap for my career and itself a huge victory for me being a mostly solo independent free artist.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
I would spend it so frugally on marketing campaigns, mixtapes, features, cover art, video production, spotify playlist features, and probably build a very small studio in Toronto. I would want to make the most out of the money from a business perspective, not from a pleasure perspective. I do not own a car, and I wouldn’t buy one if I had 1 million dollars. It’s not about the money, it’s about progress.