Enpierre - Buckle Up Sailor

Enpierre – Buckle Up Sailor

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Enpierre - Buckle Up Sailor

Enpierre – Buckle Up Sailor

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: EnPierre

 

SONG TITLE: Buckle Up Sailor

 

ALBUM TITLE: Buckle Up Sailor

 

RELEASE DATE: February 2018

 

GENRE: Deep House

 

 

 

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Enpierre – Buckle Up Sailor

 

 

I am a creator, composer, producer and arranger in movie, ambient and deep house. And I play some Saxophone…

 

 

Enpierre (Peter Heuvelman), the Dutch-bred solo artist born in Gouda, became interested in computers and composing music with FastTracker in the late 90’s. Influenced by bands like Boards of Canada, Underworld, Orbital, Massive Attack, Röyksopp, and later Bob Moses and Moderat, his creations fall mostly within the realm of ambient and deep house.

 

 

 

Tell us your favourite instruments.

My favorites are the Saxophone, Guitar and Piano. But my MacBook is my biggest companion in the making of music.

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List the names of those supporting you.

My girl Angela and my best friends who are always prepared to listen to my creation.

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Tell us your preferred musical styles.

Ambient and Deep House.

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List the name of five artists that have influenced you.

Boards of Canada, Underworld, Moderat, Massive Attack, Röyksopp and Bob Moses.

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Tell us if you smoke and drink alcohol.

I smoke WHEN I drink alcohol. 🙂

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Tell us your musical experience.

Self-learned; I did have a good saxophone teacher!

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Discuss live instruments for recording in the studio.

I use a Yamaha Saxophone with instrument, microphone and an electric guitar plugged in to Guitar Rig.

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Discuss your songwriting.

I just start creating and see what works and what not.

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Tell us your plans in terms of your music career.

I want to do live performances within two years and plan to release a song at least every month.

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Discuss your song and album.

I like long dark synth’s like these and love to go to Digital events on NDSM in Amsterdam the Netherlands. In my creation I always try and create this raw industrial sound.

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Tell us what fans are saying on your music.

They like it.

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Elaborate on your music project.

“Buckle Up Sailor” is made when I visited ADE in Amsterdam. This was an event in ‘de scheepsbouw’ on the NDSM. This is an old Shipwarf. When I came back home I wanted to create something similar to what I heard and experienced there.

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Discuss multi-genre and switching from one genre to another.

I switch predominantly between Deep House and Ambient. I also like the Nu Disco genre a lot. I always start making a song and then see in which genre it fits. I am not bound to genre.

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Explain the title of the song.

Buckle Up Sailor @…. is something that a friend of mine uses as an email address. It always stuck with me, so I decided to use it as a title.

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State the reason you are into music.

I BREATHE music. Whenever and wherever I am; I always want to play tunes or decide what’s on (to the annoyance of others sometimes), I recently decided that music will be something I will be doing full time.

Teenage Freak by Jasmine Ortiz

Jasmine Ortiz – Teenage Freak

 

 

 

Teenage Freak by Jasmine Ortiz

Teenage Freak by Jasmine Ortiz

 

 

Jasmine Ortiz – Teenage Freak

 

 

Jasmine Ortiz aka PrincessJazz is a 16 year old girl, who was born in New York NY but has grown up in small town USA, in a beautiful country setting of the Poconos PA. She was born with the gift of music, singing since age 2, playing piano since age 3, guitar since age 9 and all the other 3 instruments in between. She has been performing since being a toddler age 3 in piano recitals, and won the Miss Pennsylvania Sunburst pageant at age 6 beating out over 30 other girls, going on to receive an Honorable Citation in the House of Representatives by both District Congressman during a live session of the house. At age 6 years old she was signed to her still current agent, Abrams Artists New York City, so she has worked as a professional actor both voice, and on screen, stage since first grade.

 

 

PrincessJazz is also a gifted student, as a junior in High School, she was inducted into the National Honor Society this year, while taking all AP and honor level classes. She speaks three languages, English, Spanish and Chinese Mandarin, which she has been studying since age 9.

 

 

PrincessJazz’s first song was written by her at age 8 and performed in front of her entire school during a grade school talent show; winning her a standing ovation. An accomplished equestrian, PrincessJazz rode horses for 5 years in the style of Hunters and Jumpers, although it’s a sport she loves, she stopped to focus full time on her first passion, which is music.

 

 

By age 14, PrincessJazz had visited 8 European countries with other US students, all US student ambassadors, with the People to People program begun by President Eisenhower. She represented the US when honoring our fallen heroes on the beaches of Normandy, on the Fourth of July while in France. In that trip, all of the students represented the USA as ambassadors of our country and culture. She has returned to Europe again since then and in total between Europe, Canada, North America and Latin America, PrincessJazz has visited, 14 countries, as well as travel throughout the US.

 

 

 

TEENAGE FREAK

The Message & Inspirational Tagline

PrincessJazz first professional recorded song and music video, “Teenage Freak” is about a subject very near and dear to her heart, it is about bullying. The song encourages the listener to embrace their inner “Teenage Freak”, whether they are being made fun of, due to their sexual orientation, as is the case with many LGBTQ teens, or being overweight, not having money, not being popular or dressing like the rest of the kids, being different than the rest of the crowd. There are many different reasons kids are depressed and suffer a great deal from bullying. Sometimes being smart, a nerd, liking Harry Potter, or math, or having a bad case of acne or even teeth that are less than perfect. There is no limit to the reason kids bully other kids and it all hurts just the same. “Teenage Freak” is about embracing your individuality and in that weirdness, freakiness, uniqueness, “otherness”, that is where you find your power, your source of strength.

 

 

The actors in PrincessJazz’s video were primarily classmates from her high school which is a Performing Arts High School and you will notice, the different labels the students wearing black throughout the video have on.  It is a metaphor for our society; some kids are “alone”, while others are “popular” or obsessed with ‘social media’ and what is “trending”, or focus on the “labels” themselves.  That is the problem directly linked to bullying, the “labels”, the name calling, the ‘otherness’ of the victims.  Jasmine wanted to show how legends such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michael Jackson, RUNDMC, Kirk Cobain, The Beatles, Prince, Elvis Presley, Beyonce who all became super stars; all have been criticized to no end, whether as a celebrity, by the press, the naysayers, and who knows, maybe even as teens themselves. They too were all “Teenage Freaks” at some point and look what they became. Featured in Jazz’s music video, “Teenage Freaks” is also an LGBTQ couple, with the label that says #PRIDE, to show her support of the LGBTQ teens. She believes everyone deserves to be treated with respect regardless of their sexual orientation, gender orientation, culture or ethnicity. Bullying is bullying and she is against it. In Jazz’s ode to one of her favorite authors’ JK Rowling, she borrows a phrase from the Harry Potter series, “Wingardium Leviosa”, adding levity to her fun video while dealing with serious issues, and paying tribute to one of her favorite fandoms.

 

 

At 16 PrincessJazz hopes to capture your imagination, have you sing-along with her and embrace your own individuality, be proud of who are, stay strong, and show off your own “Teenage Freak”.

 

 

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Johnny Gates – Wish I Knew You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Gates

Johnny Gates

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Johnny Gates

 

SONG TITLE: Wish I Knew You

 

RELEASE DATE: June 1st, 2018

 

GENRE: Indie Pop/Rock

 

 

 

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Johnny Gates – Wish I Knew You

 

 

Falling for music as an adolescent, Johnny Gates started his first band at high school in Providence, RI. These formative years were well spent, moving from passion to skill in the Providence music scene. Their determination took the band to Nashville, TN to chase the American dream, giving them the chance to hone their songwriting craft and work with some of music’s biggest names.

 

 

Since relocating once more to a land of opportunity, Los Angeles, Johnny has toured US multiple times, including opening for the icon Rod Stewart. He has also become a fixture at Hollywood’s prestigious Hotel Cafe, and more recently performing at The Rockwood Music Hall in New York and The Peppermint Club in Los Angeles. He’s now focused on his forays as a solo artist with producer David Labrel (Ryan Adams, Lukas Graham), channeling his life experiences into his vulnerable and honest music, which perfectly complements the tasteful musicianship he’s crafted while on the road.

 

 

Releasing on June 1st, “Wish I Knew You” deals with the very relatable message of unrequited love and wanting what you can’t have, with its storytelling deeply complemented by the stripped back folk rock instrumental that rides a very James Bay-esque wave, which altogether is sure to whisk you away into a pensive moment.

 

 

Speaking on the motivation behind the track, Johnny states “Wish I Knew You” was one of the first songs I wrote for the EP. At the time, I was in a situation where I was into a certain girl but wasn’t able to say anything because she was with someone else. I would see the way she looked at him, and I just kind of pictured it being me and knowing the real her. I think we can all agree that being a third wheel sucks”

 

 

 

 

Discuss your existence.

Family and music have always been the two most important things to me, and my existence here is truly defined by that.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

My favorite genre of music is that of the singer / songwriter. I think there’s something special about a genre that is able to survive, in the midst of so many trends coming are going. And I think it connects the most with listeners on a personal level, and draws people out to concerts to just basically sing along. Which I love!

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I’d like to think my experience in music is that of having persistence. I started a band in high school that went from a small local scene, to eventually signing with Atlantic records. Now working on my first solo stuff, I’m as inspired as ever to write, record, and tour as much as humanly possible. My experience has always had a more “working class” take on music. I just love writing and touring.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

“Wish I Knew You” is pretty much about how being the third wheel sucks haha.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

First and foremost, my family, I’d be lost without them. My bandmates in runaway saints have played a huge roll in any success I have now. And the fans who continue to show up to shows and support the music. They’re truly the key to anyone’s success in this industry. So thank you so much guys for always believing in this dream, and letting me know if a song is kind of lame ha.

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Tell us your future goals.

Tour, tour, tour, and write and release music that I really feel like represents me as an artist and person, and connects with the fans that I’ve made along the way.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

 

Clash Music

 

Its All Indie

 

Keep Walking Music

 

Noble Vybe

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

I think my music is pretty honest, so I’m hoping to inspire other songwriters especially, that’s it’s OK to just write whatever comes out. And for fans, I’m hoping they understand that we are all in this together, and hopefully they can relate to some of the stories I have to share, and we can all hang and sing our hearts out together.

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Analyze the transformations you have discovered so far in the music industry.

Well, seeing as I really started playing music in high school, technology has been the biggest transformation to hit the industry. It’s super accessible now to record, book shows, reach out to managers/producers/labels, release music, and connect with fans; which is awesome.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

I’ve always looked up to artists like Ryan Adams and Butch Walker. Both guys really dive head first into their projects and give it everything they have. From the lyrics, to the guitar tones on the record, to the shows, it’s a full package of just raw talent and passion. They inspire me every time I pick up a guitar.

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

I really try to draw from my real life as much as possible, so it’s usually when something specific happens, and I just dive in. I think the more detailed the better. And in the choruses, I try to keep it a little more open so everyone can hopefully relate.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

I love collaborating when it comes to the recording process and touring. To me, there’s nothing more fun than sitting in a studio and just trying a bunch of different ideas while recording. And with tour, you truly become a family out there, and I’m obsessed with that.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the music with a genuine message that inspires them.

Personally, I’ve always been drawn to the music with a genuine message. I think music can be therapeutic for so many people, and when a song that has a beautiful lyric or story hits me, there’s nothing better than that.

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Explain copyright.

Haha well, I’m not the best when it comes to biz related questions, but I think it’s making sure that no one steals your music and benefits from it? I remember when I was a kid; I mailed lyrics to myself in the mail.

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Discuss the impact of a Performance Rights Organization.

PRO’s track your spins and streams and help you collect the money that is owed to you. I’ve been with BMI for a while now, and my relationship with them actually played in a big role in signing my first big record deal. That’s an important relationship for sure.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

I like to set up all my gear like I’m at band practice, turn the amp up loud, and write in that environment. I feel like it’s the most natural for me. So I’ll just jam on whatever comes out.

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Go into detail on the recording of this song.

I started recording this song in a rehearsal space in Hollywood. I did guitars, kick drum and vocals down there, and eventually came up with a solid demo. From there, I took the demo to my producer, David Labrel, and we built on top of that. We really sat around for a few days with this one, trying to nail down the best guitar tone. We wanted it to gradually build, and by the end, really feel good. But, keep it as raw as possible throughout. No tricks.

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Discuss your music performance.

Performing is my favorite part by far. I love to just keep it as raw and honest as possible. Ideally, I like to play with an electric guitar for most of the set, and my kick drum, with a couple really stripped acoustic songs thrown in the mix. I love the quiet room, sing along vibe. Eventually, I think playing theatres would be really cool.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Johnny Gates and shout out to my dad for having the same name!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Wish I Knew You” and it’s about a girl I was really into, but not in a position to let her know, because she was with someone else.