Something Dead

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

David Pontvik (guitar), Ivan Bernengo (guitar), Robert Wadeskog (drums).

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

Something Dead started in early 2017. All members have previously been in different bands and musical projects, and also experience from working in the music business. The band name is referring to more of a feeling than something literally dead. A feeling you get of an idea, state of mind, a relationship or other aspects of your life.

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

We mix heavy fuzz guitar sound that you get from stonerrock but more uptempo and punky riffs. Sorth of a stonerpunk, or fuzzpunk. And the vocals are more towards the hardcore attitude but still maintaining the melodies. The song “Something Dead” is about coping with anxiety and that you need to fight it.

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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 music business in Sweden is big, there are a lot of companies and innovators that are taking the business into a new era. The problem here is the scene. You have the business, the musicians and the creators, but not the scene in the same way that you have it other places of the world. The reality of making it as an artist or band in Sweden, especially doing alternative music like us, is to put your effort in reaching outside of the borders and focus on countries like Germany.

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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.

We recorded our EP “It Is What It Is” at Everyday Life Studios Stockholm in one day. All instrumentals live and we recorded the vocals on top of that. Then Felix Lindberg at Purple Room Studios did an awesome job mixing and mastering it.

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

This band is relatively new, but we’ve been playing in different bands for a long time. David has been working with live music most of his life. And our passion for music really brought us together. Our goal is to get out and play live show as much as possible because Something Dead is first and foremost a live band that you need to experience live.

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

Most of the lyrics is about life’s struggles, and fighting your inner and outer demons. The singing and screaming for us is like therapy, everything you have inside you, you can just let it out.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Well, we don’t really do hits in that sense. We’re not a radio friendly band. What we hope for that our music will hit you, and forever be a fan.

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

Spread our music and come to our shows! We always give our 100 percent, for you to have an awesome experience!

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

Try to find a unique sound, something that is you and separates you from others. Then the rest will fall into place.

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

Well, right now we are happy that people like our new EP. We’ve been featured in podcast, radio and shared in different YouTube channels. So we hope more and more people are going to keep discovering our music.

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

Usually David comes with the riffs and Ivans adds his awesome guitar melodies on top of that. Robert is such a great drummer, we usually find the right feel to a song pretty fast. We did a couple of demos, record our rehearsals and like that the songs evolve.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

We like bands like The Bronx, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Fang, Mutoid Man and Torche.

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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’d love to collaborate with all the artists mentioned above of course. We are also open for suggestions.

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

www.facebook.com/somethingdeadmusic

www.instagram.com/somethingdeadmusic

https://somethingdead.bandcamp.com/releases

www.soundcloud.com/somethingdead

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

https://somethingdead.bandcamp.com/releases

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

We are at our happiest when we are on stage performing! And we are at our saddest when it’s winter in Stockholm and we are out of mate.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

World tour!! Maybe buying an apartment…

Mar Keith Anthony

In a world fully saturated with a lot of new rappers springing up at an alarming rate from every corner, only the strongest survives, Mar Keith Anthony from Southern Cali makes a mark in the rap scene with his new style of rapping over not so common beat and the proficient artist is also a singer, songwriter and producer with a diploma in recording arts as a graduate of LA Film College. He teamed up with the two-time Grammy nominated producer Jairus Mozee and platinum producer De Knight to make hit songs and create new sound different from the usual west coast sound. “Foreva” is an evolving rap song by Mar Keith Anthony featuring Sean Kompton. Mar proves to be a dope rapper that can rap perfectly on any beat lyrically.

TWEEK

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

Jean-Philippe aka Epik, Emcee & Producer

Antonio aka Oni, Emcee & Producer

Romain aka Luthor, Beatboxer

Laurent aka Quinch’, Keyboard

Fabrice aka Fab, Bass

Baptiste aka Bouli, Guitar

Gilles, Drums

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

Tweek was founded in 2009 by its seven members. We released 4 EPs and a debut album between 2009 and 2017. The bands name comes from the verb to tweak which we always strive to do; We try, change, approach things with different perspectives and keep on tweaking our sound. We are in constant evolution, always challenging ourselves to do better. We come from multiple musical backgrounds; mainly hip hop but also rock, funk, electro, soul and jazz.

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

The genre is hip hop mixed with electro and rock. With “Runaway”, we emphasized the synthetic component to our compositions. The song is about those times when you just want to get away from everything restraining you on a day to day basis. The will to feel free and to not be held back from being yourself. The video showcases different day to day situations where people can relate to the song, whether you’re an elderly person, a child, running outside, etc.

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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 music business is very specific in Switzerland due to the lack of musical structures. Therefore, it is difficult to only be a musician and become successful, the business side to it pushes you to be more entrepreneurial about your approach.  The balance between those two roles are the most challenging in our reality.

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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. 

We met everybody in the band around the Swiss music world. In some cases, we were friends before but music is really what unites us. We started out as a plug and play band for the first 4 EPs but on this first album (2017), we decided to focus more on the production side of things. The songs were recorded and co-produced in Brussels at La Savonnerie Studio with Maxime Steiner, Daniel Bleikolm and Jean-Philippe Delacour. The song “Runaway” is the result of this collaboration. For the video we worked with a talented guy named : Made In Varma. The video was shot in different location with friends in Switzerland.

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

We’ve been active since 1999 and released different projects with different formations. Since 2009, we’ve been focusing solely on TWEEK. The goal is to get to a point where we can keep making music on a full time basis while maintaining our creative integrity.

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

Anything can inspire us. There’s no limit, no pre-established formula to it. We take our personal experiences and use them to fuel our artistic endeavors.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

There’s no secret! Love what you do.

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

Hey what’s up ! Come and enjoy the vibe with us and follow us on our social media networks.

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

Work work work and work harder !

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

As previously mentioned, we’ve released 4 EPs between 2009 and 2014 and we pretty much toured all over Switzerland during that time. It then took us 2 years to finish the first album which came out early 2017. We went on tour to promote the project. In terms of recognition, building a fan base and getting positive feedback from our peers have been a great accomplishment for us.

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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. 

The Swiss radios (Couleur3, La 1ère, lfm,…) and television shows (RTS, TVM3, Nyon Tv, la Télé,…) have been supporting us for a while, our music has been aired through various shows and live podcasts. It means everything to us to be on a platform that reaches out to all our potential listeners and viewers.

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

The lyrics are written by the two Mc’s Oni and Epik and everything is pretty much home made. When it comes to the music, we jam with the band to get ideas, riffs, impulses and improvisations or production demos brought by the MC’s who are also beatmakers. It’s a big mess at first but we always manage to single out good ideas which we then develop and push through.

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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols. 

There are so many but to name a few: Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Roots, Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, Rage Against the Machine, The Beastie Boys, etc.

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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’ve collaborated with Greis, Eriah, Hook, Christophe Calpini, Aloan… In the future, we’d like to collaborate with artists with whom there’s a mutual respect for our craft. There has to be a common vibe in order to collaborate on a song or a project.

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

https://www.facebook.com/tweekofficial

https://www.instagram.com/tweek_official/

https://twitter.com/tweekofficial

https://www.youtube.com/user/tweekofficial

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6XI4yybZ4z7XBNpFK4z3JL

https://soundcloud.com/tweekofficial

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

smarturl.it/tweek

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

As a band, being able to play in our hometown festival Paléo which is one of the biggest festivals in Europe This was quite an achievement for us. There hasn’t really been a saddest day so far,  apart from when our music studio burnt down in 2012. But  when there are down moments, we don’t get stuck in them, we always tend to move forward by having positive perspective in everything we do.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

I guess we would invest it in our music so we can purely focus on the artistic side of things

The White Dominos

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
Jonas Sharpe, vocal and guitar, born in Denmark, July 8th 1990. Jonas is the younger of two brothers and has an English father and a Danish mother. Jonas grew up in Hobro, a small city in the Northern Jutland.
Daniel Potts, guitar, born in Denmark, May 29th 1992. Has 5 siblings and a English/Scottish father and a Danish mother. Daniel was born and raised in the city of Aarhus in Jutland.
Mads Beck, drums, born in Denmark, September 20th 1990. Mads is the youngest of 4 children and has a Danish father and mother. Mads grew up in the far North of Jutland in a city called Jerslev.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
We’ve been playing together for 5 years now. Daniel and Mads met at a bar by a coincidence. Daniel accidentally spilled beer all over Mads and by minutes they were talking about music and agreed on making a band together. Daniel and Mads had heard about Jonas and asked him to come for an audition – they were blown away!
Jonas had been singing in a church choir for several years and wanted to try something different and quickly fell in love with the music he was about to play.
Jonas was very inspired by progressive metal bands like Dream Theater, Opeth etc. but he also played a lot of jazz (‘Elevator Jazz’ as Mads so eloquently puts it). Jonas later on applied for The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus with his guitar playing but didn’t get in. A couple of years later he applied again but this time as a singer – and got in!

Mads grew up playing rock music with inspirations as Led Zeppelin, D-A-D and The Blue Van. He started out by playing with different bands playing cover music and soon realized he wanted to play music for the rest of his life.

Daniel is very blues and jazz inspired. He grew up listening to a lot of jazz like Chet Baker and Louis Armstrong. When he got a little older blues came into Daniels life. B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin has influenced Daniels guitar playing a lot.

Our band name comes from the song ‘White Dominos’ by the Danish rock band The Blue Van. We thought it would be a really cool name for us because we rise together and fall together – like dominos. The ‘white’ was because there were so many bands with the word ‘black’ in their name.

Because we have these different musical influences we work really well together. There’s always someone coming up with an idea whether it’s for a song, our live-show or whatever.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
It’s always definitely to put your music in a genre-box… It’s definitely not ambient lounge-jazz.
Epic melodic rock would probably be a good genre to describe our music.
The idea behind the song is the feeling you get when you feel attracted to someone. You’re like an animal trying to get closer to the prey. How you notice every little movement like it’s the most wonderful thing you’ve ever seen.
The idea behind having the girls in the video was to get that ‘James Bond’ kind of vibe to it. We’re men writing songs about the perfect creatures that women are and how every movement they make can’t go unnoticed and bring out the best in us. Haha.
We wanted to do something cool and we really think we nailed it!

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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.
It’s all about the amount of declines and ‘no’s’ you’d get. If you keep on getting declined and start working even harder because you believe in yourself and the music you’re creating, the time you will experience a ‘success’ it will feel so much better. There’s really a lesson in not having it your way most of the time because not only do you have to prove to yourself that you really want this to happen, you also have to prove to the people, the music industry, the fans, the listeners, everyone, that you really want this.
We’ve been that kind of band who never really had it our way and had to adapt and conquer the difficulties you will face. But most important things – it’s all about having fun!

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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.
We have this thing in our band called ‘The Domino Family’ which involves every person we work with or just hang around with. We don’t like labeling people internally as our ‘producer’ or ‘booking agent’. We’re all one family and we’re in this together – like a family.
With that being said, we have an amazing management team in Norway who we met in the Summer of 2017.

Our music video director is a dear friend of ours who’s been with us since we started this band. He’s been like a father to us and can always bring the best out us when we’re on the road.
Then we’ve got two amazingly talented producers who we write songs, produce and record with. We usually also discuss songwriting, general music business and the idea of square pizza boxes for round pizzas (doesn’t make sense!?).

When we recorded ‘Everybody’s Watching’ we had been playing it for a few months live at small venues just to see how it sounded live and how well we could play before actually recording. We like going into details regarding a song when we play it live and try to ask ourselves; how do we maintain this energy when we record it? Cause if it doesn’t work live why even bother to record it?
We used 3 days in the studio to record the song. It’s always the same thing happening in the studio; we have a perfect idea about how the song should be and we always end up with something different – something more awesome!

The music video was shot over two days in two different studios. We had already planned what was going to happen so things went really smoothly. Everyone on the set was so professional and kind so it made the shootings even more fun. We like setting the bar high when it comes to the quality of our music videos.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
White Dominos was the first approach towards the music industry we’ve ever done so it’s been 5 years now. We really like the music industry but we’ve also experienced that it’s something that you’ll never fully understand which also kind of makes it more fun – you get smarter for every day you’re in the business. Our future goal is definitely to play sold-out arenas to write an album we can be really proud of.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
It all comes down to our emotions, what state in life we’re in or something we’ve experienced. When we write a song the mood is usually already set because there’s an emotion that provokes the riff or the vocals. If the song is angry how angry can we make that riff? It’s all about understands the approach to the song and then just go with it. When we have a draft for the song we start going into details and try to make the song as powerful as possible.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
It’s about letting the music tell you where it should be heading, not the other way around. A hit, in our opinion, is when you don’t get bored at any second during the whole song.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
It’s going to sound cheesy but doesn’t make it less true; without you there wouldn’t be us. Our fan base is the most valuable thing we’ve got – besides our mothers of course.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Never give up and always be ready to adapt. If you really want this you have to sacrifice a lot of things in life to achieve your goals. And have fun! If you’re not having fun then what’s the point?

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

So far we have released two EP’s and two independent singles. We’ve been on three European tours that included countries like Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Norway, Hungary and Sweden. In Hungary we played live on National Television for more than 60.000 viewers.
When we released the song ‘Give It Up’ it got awarded ‘Song of the Week’ by Danish National Radio and went to 2# on the Itunes rock chart.

We’ve just written a song for the Norwegian Olympic ski team for the Winter Olympics in South-Korea 2018 – so hopefully a lot of things will happen.

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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.

Danish National Radio – P3, P4 and P6.

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

Jonas is usually the craftsman when it comes to writing songs – he has a creative mind and drive that’s running 24/7. When he comes up with an idea we try to put words on what the song could be about – usually one of us has some lyrics or riffs that could be used. We usually try all kinds of crazy stuff and see where it takes us. It’s like going to the airport and take the first plane you can find and be like “Oh, Fiji? Never been there, sounds cool!”

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
That’s a tough one because there’s definitely at least 50 bands we like, but if we have to choose five then it would be; Foo Fighters, Queens of The Stone Age, Nothing but Thieves, Led Zeppelin and Arctic Monkeys.

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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’ve never written a song with any artists before but if we were to choose some it would definitely be Josh Homme from Queens of The Stone Age – he just has this vibe, it’s hard to explain. He just has this way of making music sound cool.
It would also be fun to write a song with Mando Diao. They seem like some crazy and fun guys and we love their music!

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

https://thewhitedominos.lnk.to/EverybodysWatching

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

http://merchcity.com/band/the-white-dominos/

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Our happiest day must’ve been when we were announced to be the supporting act for Wolfmother. They were one of our main inspirations when we started the band and we told ourselves; “One day we’re going to play with Wolfmother” and then that day finally came last year.
The saddest day must’ve been when Jonas twisted his ankle and broke the neck of his Gibson Les Paul on the very same day at a festival during a concert. But damn it was one of the best shows we’ve ever played.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
We would definitely invest in a money machine = profit! …or something from TV-Shop.

Nick Summit

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

My name is Nick Summit. I am from the U.S. My birthday is April 9, 1995. I was born near the banks of the Mississippi (New Orleans). There’s a lot of truth to that. I grew up on the levee and rode bikes on the neutral ground outside my house.

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

I had been writing songs for about eight years before I got to go into the studio to record. I was really inspired by Billy Joel and the Beatles. Since 2014, I play keyboards in a Funk R&B wedding group called “Lateeveningband”. I can’t say I’m an incredible pianist, guitarist, or singer, but I’m an expert whistler.

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

My melodies are inspired by songs across several genres, but I think the sound of my compositions is similar to a lot of early Coldplay. Some of my rock songs have a vibe close to Third Eye Blind and The White Stripes. People tell me that my melodies remind them of John Lennon. The concept of my unreleased music video is a man who has to recreate the woman that he lost.

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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 can’t say I’ve really faced a down side. Recording in the studio was a lot more work than I anticipated. But I enjoyed it, and it was one of the most enriching experiences I’ve ever had. I can live in the studio. Just hearing somebody say that they enjoyed my music is an UP. I get a lot of friends and family that genuinely enjoy my music. I don’t really write music to be popular. I would be happy listening to my own homemade demos. But when you go through the work of recording songs professionally and adjusting them to fit the ears of other listeners, it’s definitely great to see people enjoying them.

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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.

The Funk band I play keyboards in has been together for over 40 years. I’ve only been with them for 4 years. They call me “The Band Baby”. My music producer is Kenny Royster of Direct Image Studios in Nashville. The first day I went into the studio I had planned on “Elena” just being a “filler” song that we could record in case we had some extra time. We didn’t. But I came back months later with a completely revamped version of it. Better lyrics. Better chord progression. And now it’s my favorite of the nine songs I recorded.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
I guess people would say that I became an artist in the music industry when I released my first single in January 2017. I feel like I’ve been in it for years. My goal is to record another four songs around December 2018.

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

It’s hard finding songs that I love. It’s so hard that sometimes it’s easier just to write one. Also I am inspired by the ocean.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I think people get stuck in a certain mindset whenever they start writing a song that they severely limit their possibilities. Take off the filter. Write about stupid stuff that makes no sense for a few minutes. Try writing lyrics with as many generic cliches as you can for a few minutes. You end up just writing instead of thinking about what you’re gonna write.

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

“Look Mom. I made it.” And to everyone else, thank you for your support. Can’t do it without you.

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

Buy my album. You’ll learn a lot….
If you want to make money doing something that a lot of people will do for free, you better make sure you’re that good. Also, never give advice. That way you can’t get sued.

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

I came in second in two different “Radioairplay” song contests for my singles “Elena” and “Everlasting Soda”.

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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.

KRXM Radio, Radioairplay, Purple Melon Music, SirChillicious, Indie & Folk Radio.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
Hopefully one day I’ll be able to use randomlyricgenerator.com for my songwriting. But for now when I’m working on a song, I like to sing it in an undertone to myself and get into it. It doesn’t feel like work, especially when I first start writing. I make my voice sound weird on purpose a lot. I like to be alone to do this so I don’t have to be embarrassed about the quality of my raw, writing voice.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
The Beatles
Jack Johnson
Mr. Little Jeans
Lana Del Rey
Milli Vanilli

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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 have never co wrote or co produced a song with another artist. If I get the chance I think it would be cool to make a record with Mr. Little Jeans because I really like her stuff but her style is very different from mine so it would help me grow as an artist.

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

www.instagram.com/nicksummit

www.facebook.com/nicksummitmusic

www.twitter.com/nicksummitmusic

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

open.spotify.com/artist/5OgkaQpM4fDSpN5GZZuWdC

Elena – Single by Nick Summit
itunes.apple.com/us/album/elena-single/id1192482200

play.google.com/store/music/artist/Nick_Summit?id=Asvr43izkkrjgdz7qgwirlkzxja

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

I might have to go with Saints winning the super bowl for my happiest day. My saddest day was when my fish and my dog died on the same day. I might write a country song about it.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would adopt a three legged dog and get him a prosthetic. I would get a billboard that says “keep your hands off my million dollars”.
I will use it to pick up starving people and take them to where the food is. I would forget everyone I know and make real friends in Hollywood.

Marnik

“Burn” is a driving song with a tuneful male vocal with a blend of electronic tune that makes one to want to listen again. The classy song by the Italian duo Marnik features ROOKIES, released via Virgin EMI/Astralwerks. Unlike their usual club-ready production, ‘Burn’ is one of a kind production by Marnik, downtempo, with an infectious topline courtesy of UK duo ROOKIES.
Marnik have currently performed on stages worldwide, including performances at esteemed festivals including Sunburn Festival in India, Tomorrowland in Belgium, RFM Somnii in Portugal, Dance Valley in The Netherlands, Ushuaia in Ibiza and Electricize Festival in Germany.

https://www.facebook.com/Marnikofficial

 

 

DENNY

“Girls Like You” is an avant-garde tune with an undiluted male vocal with a mix of electro pop sound. The vocal is genuine and one will observe the creativity within the tune.
DENNY, a trio of multi instrumentalists from Minneapolis made up of Alexander Rollins, Randon Nelson and Sully. Coming together in 2015 with the vision of discovering their sound and making music. A year later, working out of their own studio in Minneapolis and finding one of their songs titled “Bloom” in various playlists, followed by more awareness and increase in their fan base, they performed on stages along with other artists like Miike Snow, JR JR and Robert DeLong, then embarked on a journey to Los Angeles to team up with producer Eric Palmquist. Under his tutorship they developed the sonic palette that has become DENNY.

http://www.dennytheband.com/

 

TW3LV

TW3LV will clearly make fans to fall in love with an electronic dance tune. “Together” is a smashing hit by TW3LV featuring Jack Wilby, the song comes with a crystal clear video telling about the feelings of togetherness , driving sound with an exquisite male vocal and one can easily get the lyrics to the song on YouTube below the video.

When it comes to an awesome male vocal with an electronic dance music, I guess nobody does it better than TW3LV and Jack Wilby. The overall performance is brilliant while the image of the video is first rate in perfection and well directed.

Dakota Daze

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

I’m Dakota Daze and I was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, United States.

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

This is my debut single. I’ve been writing music since 2009. Got into it with a group of friends. Not many of them make music anymore.

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

I’d say I make Hip-Hop/Pop music. I try to keep things very organic. Everything I write is based around personal experiences. 

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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. 

With this being my debut I haven’t had many ups and downs. It is very hard to get your music heard when you have no sort of following.

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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. 

This song was written by me and the beat was made by a producer named LiL Medic. The song was mixed and mastered by my engineer Sean Whiteman. Both amazing at what they do.

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

Been writing music for 8 years.  There was a period of time in there where I had stopped.  Finally comfortable enough to put some stuff out. My goal is to reach as many people as I can. 

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

Life experience is what inspires me the most. I’ll take from the positive as well as the negative.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

An appealing instrumental with a catchy chorus to match.

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

I hope I can continue to make music you’ll enjoy and thanks for all the love and support.

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

Work as hard as you can at all times. One of the most important thing is that you’re 100% with everything you create. It can be challenging building a brand. Don’t get discouraged.  

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

Like I said this is my debut single. I plan on dropping a few more singles before I drop my debut album. Not sure when that’ll be yet.

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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 my first blog. Thanks again for this I really appreciate it!

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

I try and do something music related everyday. Only like to go to the studio when I have a fully finished song to record.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.  

Drake and Kendrick Lamar are my top favorites.

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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. 

No collaboration yet. Maybe some Indie Pop/ Indie Rock artists on some choruses in the future.

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

Soundcloud:

https://www.soundcloud.com/dakotadaze

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/dakotadaze

Twitter:

https://www.twitter.com/dakota_daze

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

Motion Coaster

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
Lead singer – Dee Kei waddell (Okinawa, Japan & US)
Guitar – Jorge Mucia (Columbia)
Bass – Mckay Bowcut (Spanish Fork, Utah, US)
Trumpet – Kamen Myers (Arkansas)
Trombone – Bao Ha (Provo, Utah, US)
Saxophone – Michael Nishiguchi (Boutiful, Utah)
Keys – Justin Wintch (Utah)

We are all currently located in Provo, Utah and we all go to the same University.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
(I will be answering these questions as Dee Kei, the lead singer and will be representing the band)
Motion Coaster started as an idea of wanting to bring funky, upbeat pop tunes for the local music scene. Locally, there is a lot of synth pop, rock, folk but not much soul, funk, or any other genres more influenced by African roots.

Motion Coaster got the name from a combination of a long-board shop and a table company. Its also a fun name that doesn’t have any competition on Google and has the right vibe for the sound we are making.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
The Genre is pop/funk or just alt pop. The idea was to take a very disco feeling tune and make it into a modern track while making it still feel very vintage. We used lots of synths in the chorus which is the big part of the modern flavor along with the kick and snare.

The music video was supposed to be just a ton of dancing. It worked out great because we got in touch with a professional choreographer in the area who was able to help a lot with the dancers and myself.

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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 love the music business. In fact, I would say that I am a business man before I am a musician. I own a commercial recording studio, a music publication, and a small record label. Motion Coaster is the perfect outlet for me when I want to write something fun and really get the crowd going.

The hardest thing is keeping a mature sound. With so many instruments, sometimes its really hard to keep things simple and really just be groovy. But at the same time, because we have so many instruments, we can really get huge!

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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.

The members of the band are all students of the same university. I believe that only the guitarist and I are studying music and everyone else is studying something else. We self produced this one. I actually completely produced this for a songwriting class that I was taking last year.

The video crew is amazing. 2 guys who I grew up with. James Walbrecht and Josh Watson. We also hired an art director who helped with color coordination and planning. I think when we shot the video, there were a total of 4 directors which made it feel very legit.

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

We have only been together as a band for a little over 1 year. We do tons of corporate gigs for company parties as well as weddings, graduations, birthdays, etc. We play quite often because of our unique sound and because we are so easy to dance to.
I think the future goal of the band is to come to a point where we can make some decent income and be self sufficient with just the income from the band. It would be fair to say we are all trying to sign to a major someday, but we have a long way to go.

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

Hm. This is a tough one. I think the thing that inspires me is something fairly simple. People make decisions with the music that we listen to. Especially when we are teenagers. Music has kept people sad, depressed. Or it moves people or makes them happy. We write music so we can add joy to whoever listens to our music. That life is worth living and that we can be happy.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

A good hook, groove, lyrics and a dash of crazy.

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

We hope that you enjoy our music, and that you can continue to enjoy life. Through the easy times and the tough times.

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

Don’t be cheap. And don’t have a plan b. If you want to do music, give it all that you’ve got.

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

So we have won many battle of the bands locally. I guess people think we are OK haha. But the coolest one was when the 3 biggest radio stations in Utah sent us to LA to speak with Republic records. It was all expenses paid and we met with the A&R of the label for an hour! It was a super rad experience and we will be telling our kids about this experience someday.

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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.

We get played on a few big Spotify playlisters and bloggers. We have a great relationship with Alex Rainbird, who rocks. We also get played on a couple of Utah’s biggest radio stations from time to time. There are a few local stations as well that play our music.

We want to tell all of them thank you. We cannot thank you enough for all the support love and fans that you have helped us gain.

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

I typically have a chord progression and rhythm set before attacking the lyrics. Composing is tons of fun and we usually do some of it during the recording stage. We are very lucky because I own a recording studio myself and I give my band unlimited access. We usually record the drums, and the rhythm section live. Then do the horns last. The last thing we do is add effects and synths.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Vulfpeck, Earth Wind & Fire and 24k Bruno Mars (not so much before uptown funk).

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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 worked with Mimi Knowles who is awesome. He’s been getting some major attention lately and has been writing some killer stuff.

We would love to collaborate someday with Vulfpeck. And if we can somehow work with Stevie Wonder… OMG.

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

www.motioncoaster.com
www.facebook.com/motioncoaster
www.instagram.com/motioncoaster
www.twitter.com/motioncoaster

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

Spotify, Apple music, Google Play, Amazon, Pandora, etc.

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Me personally? The happiest day was when I found out I was going to go pro for skateboarding and move back to Japan. It all happened in one day and that was crazyyyy. This was my senior year of HS.

I don’t have sad days… lolol. Serious though.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Immediately. Lololol that’s how I would spend it.

Music Gear!!