Weal – Melt

Weal – Melt

 

 

 

 

 

Weal – Melt

Weal – Melt

 

 

 

 

Artist: Weal

 

EP Title: Melt

 

Release date: 25th of January 2019

 

Label: Homedale Music

 

Band Members –

Peter Thielst Jessen: Vocal & Guitar

 

Martin Niedziella Nørgaard: Guitar

 

Peter Forsberg Granhøj Nygaard: Drums

 

Stephan Niedziella Nørgaard: Bass

 

 

Weal drops the new EP entitled ‘Melt’.

 

This musical work is rich of heavy sounds and raw vocals.

 

‘Melt’ features remarkable four songs entitled ‘Hanging Low’, ‘Weak Days’ ‘Night Drive’ and ‘Stay Up Late’.

 

 

 

‘Night Drive’ comes with a simple video and features the female vocalist by the name Tanja Simonsen.

 

Tanja adds the salt to the soup of ‘Night Drive’ with her angelic vocals.

 

Fans looking for original music will find Weal very interesting.

 

Genuineness in Weal’s sound and performance makes the band unique from the rest.

 

We will be glad to enjoy more of these songs from Weal.

 

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Weal is Copenhagen based alternative rock band formed in 2016 by good people from the Danish alternative scene.

 

After the debut First Of All (2017) and Dive In (2018) – Danish alternative rockers Weal are now ready with Melt (2019) their third EP release in only two years–and this one is a tasty 18 minutes snack!

 

With noisy and reverbed guitars in the front, deep male vocals and melancholy lyrics – Weal now has a sound that lies even some distance from the indie rock sound that the debut offered.

 

Weal gets a visit from lovely Tanja Simonsen (Superheroes, Private, ONBC), – which on the dark, rocking breakup duet Night Drive makes it all melt into a higher unit with her angelic voice.

 

Melt is mixed and produced by Peter Thielst Jessen and published by Homedale Music.

 

Compared to earlier releases there is more depth to the sound – now that the gloom, and the alternative is being cultivated.

 

Still, with solid songwriting and strong melodies as a red thread through the four-course menu offered on Melt.

 

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Adam Wendler - All or Nothing

Adam Wendler – All or Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Wendler - All or Nothing

Adam Wendler – All or Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Adam Wendler

 

SONG TITLE: All Or Nothing

 

ALBUM TITLE: All or Nothing

 

RELEASE DATE: September 21st 2018

 

GENRE: Indie Folk Pop

 

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Adam Wendler is an independent Folk Pop artist from Ontario, Canada, currently based in Berlin, Germany.  Ever since picking up the guitar at the age of 15, Adam has been writing songs, dedicated to sharing his music with the world. His extensive travels and experiences provide inspiration for his musical compilations.

 

‘All or Nothing’ (2018) is Adam’s 3rd solo record, following ‘Never Go Unknown’ (2017) and ‘A Forward Moving Motion’ (2016). Adam has toured Germany and Canada extensively, with venues ranging from intimate settings to festivals including Open Flair. In 2017 Adam was also announced winner of the radioeins contest ‘The Next Big Thing’ in Berlin, where his song ‘The Flame’ was chosen out of 850 other contestants, leading to radio play on radioeins, one of Berlin’s major radio stations. Since then Adam has won several other contests including the ‘S4TP Newcomer Contest’, the ‘Neukölln Songslam’ and the ‘Steglitzer Kleinkunstpreis’.

 

On ‘All or Nothing’ Adam has improved by leaps and bounds, showcasing his ability to write great songs. He tells heartfelt stories of personal endeavours and experiences inspired by his upbringing on Lake Huron and life on the road. His new album is packed with catchy melodies; soul felt lyrics and soaring vocal harmonies. It displays Adam’s unique guitar playing style that is reminiscent of the 1960’s, yet has a distinctive modern feel.

 

At only 26 years old Adam has independently released three solo records as well as three albums with his former band ‘Fermented Oranges’. He has put out 10 official music videos, numerous live videos and toured across the world. Adam’s dedication is second to none and he is committed to taking his music as far as it can go.

State your reason for choosing music as a career.

There is nothing I enjoy doing more than writing and performing music so it makes sense to put my energy in it and do it full time.

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

I tend to draw inspiration from all sorts of different places and songs always come together in a different way. Most often, I come up with chords first, then a melody and then write the lyrics. In the case of “All or Nothing”, when I started playing the chords it made me think of a road trip, or life on the road. That led to writing the verses and gave me the feeling of struggle and accomplishment. This led to the chorus, and then the song really started coming together.

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“ADAM WENDLER’s ‘All Or Nothing’ is a folk-pop extravaganza, where the colors of the roads long traveled, come to life within our affection for the inner child within us. The ‘letting go’ of our senses, often is needed, to kick start our cemented notions of what IS and what SHOULD BE. New directions need bold decisions. That first step starts with that ‘first heart beat’ towards that goal. ‘All Or Nothing’ is an inspirational single that is easy to like and perfect for those days that are very hard. Adam’s cheering for you. ” — Come here Floyd

 

“‘All or Nothing’ is the welcomingly infectious single from the brilliant Canadian artist Adam Wendler. Indie-Folk-Pop in genre, this single is a catchy heartfelt look into life and love which is relatable by all. The single starts with stripped back vocals and an acoustic guitar which reiterates the Country-Folk feel. The acoustic guitar is played extremely well with a fingerpicking style that is blissful. ‘All or Nothing’ is the type of song which would stand alone with no other instrumentation needed. An acoustic version would be superb but the track is further enhanced as the other instruments kick in. We hear a kicked drum which is strong and stable in its rhythm, always dependable and feels like the heartbeat of the song. The chorus is catchy and is further enhanced by the double-tracked vocals which give emphasis to the well-constructed heartfelt lyrics. We also hear a bass, a tambourine, and high hats. These are accompaniments which are used in perfect measure, never intrusive and always accompanying the main stars: the guitars and vocals. The song strips back for an instrumental accompanied by ‘Oooohs’, it then builds back up slowly for a catchy chorus which will be suck in your head all day! Wendler’s voice is simply magical. The amount of feeling, tone, and heart he is able to portray is really special. Wendler reminds us of Neil Young on this single. There are some gorgeous lyrics on the song too, ‘It’s not much but it’s everything to me”, is a heartbreakingly gorgeous lyric that strikes to the heart of the song. His cadences are well thought out and his phrasing is on the money every time. The delivery is vulnerable, warm and heartfelt in equal measures. Wendler’s writing has reminiscent elements and his fingerpicking guitar style also takes in influences but it is unmistakably Adam Wendler. We were also incredibly impressed with the production of ‘All or Nothing’. The mix, production, and mastering are of an incredibly high standard. The overall sound is crisp yet warm with many luscious tones in between. In 2017 Wendler won ‘The Next Big Thing’ (radioeins) and ‘Songslam Neukölln’ (Berlin), with a single as strong as ‘All or nothing’ it is easy to see why! Do not delay, check out this exciting artist today!” — FVReviews

 

“The artist opens up the song with the lyrics “we’re cold and we’re broken. Lost in the wide open; so far from the way we used to be” accompanied by a hopeless-sounding guitar. Based off those lyrics, it’s safe to assume the track will summarize how lost the artist is in the world; however, he does the complete opposite. Accompanied by rich harmonies, the artist sings “it’s been a long time coming and I’ve had my doubts. Gotta keep on running. It’s all or nothing now.” He continues to talk about how he makes-do with what he has and how “there’s no place” he’d “rather be.” It’s a song that will reassure and restore hope in any listener in the form of a catchy tune.” — Tongue Tied Magazine

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

I grew up in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. It’s a fairly small town located on Lake Huron.  I was always really in to swimming, and being on the water in general. I like to go stand up paddle boarding and canoeing.

 

After finishing high school, I did a lot of travelling and still do. I love meeting new people and seeing new places. I spent a lot of time in New Zealand, where I met my girlfriend, which led me to Germany.

 

I’m now living in Potsdam, Germany pursuing music and having a good time while I’m at it.

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Discuss your music career.

I have released three solo albums in the past few years and have done tours in Germany and Canada. I’ve been trying to play as much as possible while also writing and releasing my songs regularly. Last year was a pretty big one, and I managed to release a lot of new music videos and a brand new album.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name.

My artist name is my real birth name. I decided to go with my real name for a couple reasons. I always want to make sure my music is totally genuine and comes from me, how I want it to sound. It seemed logical to use my real name as it adequately stands for the music I put out. I also think it simply has a good ring to it.

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List your five favourite music videos with reasons.

Thriller – Michael Jackson, Take Me To Church – Hozier, Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana, Shape of You – Ed Sheeran, Stan – Eminem.

 

I like all of them for a variety of reasons. Some have humour, some have provided a deeper symbolic meaning, and some are just raw emotion put to video. One thing in common with all of these videos is that I don’t want them to end.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

I get my inspiration from a lot of different places. Much of it comes from travelling and personal experiences but current social or political events also inspire me. Sometimes just reading a good book or watching a good movie is enough to inspire a song.

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Tell us your experience on dealing with fans.

My experience with fans has been really positive. I always meet with them after I play a concert and generally get really good feedback. I love to meet with anybody who wants to talk but sometimes it can be difficult to stop one conversation and move on to the next one to give everybody a turn.

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

“All or Nothing” was recorded at the Red Bull studios in Auckland, New Zealand. A good kiwi friend of mine rigged up the recording session while I was in Germany. He said he could get a session put together there and asked if I wanted to do it.

 

The production is fairly stripped down with just a few layers on it. I wanted it to sound close to how I play it live.

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Tell us your future projects.

I plan on releasing another album this year, along with more music videos and more collaborations.

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List the names of those that have supported you so far.

Spinnup, Radio Eins, My friends and family, all the venues and festivals I have played at, producers I have worked with and many more!

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Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

I think vocal tuning is a very useful tool when done correctly. In some genres of music the style is to have a completely full auto-tune effect, and in other styles vocal tuning is used just to put the singer in the proper pitch. Both are valid uses. However, in some genres, sometimes the vocals don’t need to sound totally perfect and over perfecting the production can take away from the feeling.

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Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.

I think it’s important to have both. Quality is really subjective, so in my opinion, as long as the artist is happy with how his song sounds, then he may as well release it…

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Tell us your viewpoint on comparing music career to non-music career.

Pursuing a music career can be very difficult. It lacks security and stability, but it is full of reward. Whereas a career with steady work hours and an hourly wage allows one to make financial plans more easily, and have a more stress-free lifestyle. It all depends what you want out of life.

 

In my case, I love making music more than anything else, and I’m willing to find a way to make it work and bring my music to people who want to hear it. It’s all worthwhile when you play a concert and you can feel the energy of the crowd and know that people are right there with you loving the music and the vibe you are providing.

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Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.

I think categorizing music into genres and sub-genres is really useful in the digital age we are in. There is so much music being produced and released, so having it organized by genre makes sense. However, it is sometimes really difficult to put a name to a style of music, especially when it has many different genres blended in to it. In my opinion, this makes it harder for more experimental and less genre-specific styles to get attention.

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State the genre you despise most with reason.

I wouldn’t say there is any genre that I despise. There are some songs I’m not fond of, but I don’t think I could say I dislike the entire genre they belong to.

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List your five favourite movies with reasons.

The Shawshank Redemption, Catch Me if You Can, Forest Gump, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street.

 

I like these movies because they are all inspiring or motivating. I could watch all of them multiple times. They are all gripping, and have you hanging on the edge of your seat from start until finish.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The song is called “All or Nothing”. It’s about being on a journey to get somewhere and going through all the bumps in the road on the way. It’s also about making the most of the situation you’re in, and enjoying the journey to get to a goal as much as enjoying reaching the goal itself.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

The album is also called “All or Nothing”. I thought this title did the best job of summing up the album in its entirety. It is full of songs with different themes, but an underlying message is the concept of giving it your all to get to a goal and not taking ‘No’ for an answer.

 

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Nadya Sudjaja - Path for Love

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Nadya Sudjaja - Path for Love

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Nadya Sudjaja – Path for Love

 

ARTIST NAME: Nadya Sudjaja

 

SONG TITLE: Path For Love

 

ALBUM TITLE: Path For Love

 

RELEASE DATE: 8/26/2018

 

GENRE: Pop, Ballad, Adult Contemporary

 

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Nâdya Sudjaja, an Asian-American singer came from humble beginnings in Southeast Asia. She had been known to work behind the scenes as a songwriter. She worked with veterans in the music industry interpreting Disney Classics in Bahasa Indonesian, to include, Cermin Diri (from the movie Mulan’s Reflection) and most recently Lepaskan Pop Version (from the movie Frozen’s Let it Go).

 

Nâdya recently became one of the very few crossover artists from the Philippines to have ranked and charting in the top 50 of the Global Adult Contemporary Charts simultaneously. Path for Love is a musical collaboration between two international artists; Nadya Sudjaja and Oleksa Kaminsky. Despite the distance between the US and Ukraine, they both bridged the gap between continents to show music has no boundaries.

 

Nâdya, a true woman of the world, sings in her voice the story of our lives. Nâdya together with talented artists around the globe is working on her next album “Chain of Dreams.” It is an authentic album, with melodies tinged with pop sounds from all over the world that only she could sing.

 

Nadya was recently recognized by the World Songwriting Awards in December of 2018 for her song with Oleksa Kaminsky: ‘Lepaskan’ where she received the Best Song Award – in the World Music category. Nadya was also recognized and commended for her song ‘Path of Love’ in the UK Songwriting Awards as well as a Finalist at World Songwriting Awards in the Pop Music category.

 

Talented, radiant and atypical, Nadya is a citizen of here and elsewhere, who seizes her pen as soon as she feels the urge to inspire and share her stories through music. What to expect on her new album? Nâdya’s travel diary and memories from around the globe.

Tell us your history.

I am an Asian-American singer. In my earlier days as a musician, I’ve worked behind the scenes as a songwriter. I was blessed to be able to work with veterans in the music industry where I started my journey at Disney.

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Tell us the genre of your music.

I am a multi-genre artist, I love incorporating eclectic sounds I’ve picked up along my travels in most continents… I may do a power ballad in one set and do a Club/Dance song on the next.

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Tell us the story behind your song.

Path for Love was written when I was 18 after a broken heart. I turn to music for comfort and refuge. Writing music is something that helps me cope with my emotions. This song is my way of convincing myself to enjoy life, seize the moment and enjoy life while waiting for my true love.

 

Fast forward to 2018, I met a Ukranian instrumentalist and multi-talented artist (Oleksa Kaminsky) and after a few exchanges we started producing Path for Love.

 

This collaboration garnered attention as it made it to DRT Global Adult Contemporary Charts for 4 weeks in a row along with Ariana Grande and Backstreet Boys. This song also made it as a Best Song Finalist for the 2018 World Songwriting Awards and received a commendation also in 2018, from UK Songwriting Awards.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as a musician.

The first challenge is cash flow. As an independent artist, I must work harder on paid gigs and keep my Air Conditioning business to stay afloat to fund my music ventures. Second is the clutter in the cyberspace. It is great to have a lot of competition, but it also makes it difficult for artist to be found due to the clutter.

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Discuss the recording and production of the song.

Now, this is interesting, Oleksa recorded the live instruments in Ukraine and after several revisions; I then recorded the vocal tracks and sent it over to Ukraine. We have had difficulties at times but we moved forward steadfastly as we completed the track.

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List the names of blogs, radio or television stations that have supported you so far.

Artist Rack, Big 105.9 Miami/Ft Laud.

 

And music channels on cable.

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Elaborate on your music career, experience and future goals.

My career strategy is very precise and calculated. Being a Business School Alumni.

 

At Harvard I tend to run my career as a business which is logical but uncommon among indie artists. Our efforts in running a tighter ship lead us to several sponsorship offers and to my Concert Tour in SE Asia this year.

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

I get my fuel from emotions, life event and challenges in everyday life. I feel it keeps my song in touch with my fans as I belt my heart out.

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Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.

In my opinion, the top-secret is right under our noses, a strong relatable song that is well structured would be ideal…

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Tell the advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Never give up and keep pushing. This is our opportunity to shine and stay true to your core message as a brand.

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Discuss at length your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have received.

I was recently recognized by the World Songwriting Awards in December of 2018 for the song with Oleksa Kaminsky: ‘Lepaskan’ where we received the Best Song Award – in the World Music category. Our song ‘Path of Love’ was one of the commended entries in the UK Songwriting Awards as well as a Finalist at World Songwriting Awards in the Pop Music category.

 

Transformation Concert Tour is on schedule to start in early summer of this year where I will be visiting 15 countries across North America, Europe, The Middle East and SE Asia.

 

I am also one of the music panelists at the International Singer Songwriter Association and the founder of Indie Artist Collective International. Both organizations cater to the development of artists around the globe while maintaining the quality of the music we produce via mentoring and coaching.

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

Having my own studio is very critical in my process. I must be in my zone when writing a song. A relaxed, bright and cool environment if you may. I meditate before the session and come back to it a few days later to refresh my thoughts and hear the songs with a fresh pair of listening ears.

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration.

My go to guy is Oleksa Kaminsky from Ukraine; he has been a blessing to my craft. Another artist that’s on top of my list are Wan Ying Chan, a Malaysian Composer, my co-writer Jack Slater from London, England and most recently, Philippines’ David Foster and guaranteed hit-maker, Maestro Vehnee Saturno.

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Artist Rack

 

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

60% will be re-invested on my music (another tour, music videos etc…)

 

20% will be allotted for personal and developmental investments

 

10% for charitable donations

 

10% for charitable donation to our community mosque.

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.

I utilize buffer and schedule my social media post. I also submit my songs to Spotify Playlist curators, bloggers and radio stations.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

I am one of the music panelists at the International Singer Songwriter Association and the founder of Indie Artist Collective International. Both organizations cater to the development of artists around the globe while maintaining the quality of the music we produce via mentoring and coaching.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Nadya Sudjaja is my grandmother’s name whom I love dearly, my career would not be possible without her fervor support and encouragement.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Path For Love is a journey, a journey not only for love but also life in general.

 

 

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Last Nite - No More Love

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Last Nite drops a spectacular music video for the song entitled ‘No More Love’.

 

Vocal is strong.

Beat is compelling.

 

Video is dramatic.

 

Unique vocal of the vocalist enriches the song.

 

‘No More Love’ is a intermingling of a male vocal with an urban beat.

 

Style twists rap with rhythm and blues.

 

Song is pleasant and thrilling.

 

Performance of the vocalist is noteworthy.

 

Powerful vocal of this gifted artist will lure listeners.

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Marco Tha Gr8 - Live N Lit

Marco Tha Gr8 – Live N Lit

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Tha Gr8 - Live N Lit

Marco Tha Gr8 – Live N Lit

 

 

 

 

Marco Tha Gr8 known as Marco Iwabuchi drops a striking song entitled ‘Live N Lit’.

 

Excellence of the production is noteworthy.

 

Instrumentation of the remarkable song is inviting.

 

Song is driving and pure.

 

‘Live N Lit’ is a blend of a rap vocal with a bouncy beat.

 

Song is interesting.

 

Bouncy and dynamic beat enriches the tune of the song.

 

Performance of the rapper is impressive.

 

Vocal fits with the beat.

 

Style is cool and engaging.

 

Flow is excellent and the lyrics are fascinating.

 

‘Live N Lit’ will cheer up listeners anytime.

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Johnny Good + Julez Flavour + JUWN - Freak For You

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Johnny Good + Julez Flavour + JUWN – Freak For You

 

 

 

 

Rhythm of the song is strong and appealing.

 

Arrangement of the instrumentation is noteworthy.

 

Vocal fits well in harmony with the instrumentation.

 

Song is catchy and entertaining.

 

Performance is excellent, and the vocal is compelling.

 

Song will entice listeners because of the quality of the production and melody.

 

‘Freak For You’ is a teamwork of Johnny Good, DJ Julez Flavour and JUWN.

 

JUWN hits the instrumentation with his raw vocals.

 

Johnny Good is the magician behind the mixing while the perfectionist taking care of the mastering is Julez Flavour.

 

This incredible team work gives the birth to the melodic and entertaining song.

 

‘Freak For You’ is a blend of a male vocal with a chill dancehall beat while the style is rhythm and blues.

 

Song is memorable.

 

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Mackenta – Hypersensitive

 

ARTIST NAME: Mackenta

 

SONG TITLE: Hypersensitive

 

RELEASE DATE: January 18, 2019

 

GENRE: R&B/Electronic

 

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Mackenta takes an unconventional approach to R&B music, dissecting the influences of her life and generation. She serenades audiences with striking contrasts in both her sound and visuals; combining “woke” lyrical intricacy, with tripped-out experimentation. Her music is simultaneously sensitive and fierce.

 

 

Mackenta also known as Mack Davis first gained popularity with her single “Issues”, which has been featured on outlets like OVO Sound Radio, The Source, and HotNewHipHop.

 

It is the first single from her debut seven-track EP, Over The Influence (June 2016), which features production from JUNO award- winning, Gavin Bradley (JackSoul, Serena Ryder.) Her late 2017 single, “No Finesse”, premiered on Noisey and was featured on Spotify Official Playlists like, “Just Vibin”.

 

Mackenta continues to express herself vulnerably, on record and during live performances.

 

In recent years, she has graced the stage of festivals, including Manifesto, 199Z, and internationally at New Skool Rules (Rotterdam).

 

 

In an interview with RESPECT Mag, Mackenta comments, “I’m just writing about the human experience, through my experiences. I’m writing about the things that don’t make me perfect.”

 

Mackenta will expand on her creative vision in 2019, with the release of new singles and music videos.

 

 

Discuss your composition and melody.

I tend to sing-rap a lot on songs, but I did less of that on this track. I wanted to create a sound that combines a more classic 90’s R&B vibe, but with experimental production. The song builds and falls back, and the synths help create layers to the mood.

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State the name of your producer and elaborate on the song.

Hypersensitive was produced by CZY and Gavin Bradley – both producers blend futuristic sounds and soulful feels. CZY started the initial beat and Gavin added some layers later on. It felt like each person added an ingredient to complete the final recipe.

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Discuss the lyrics of the song.

I wrote this song about the duality between being sometimes perceived as “rough” on the outside, yet “soft” on the inside. I’m not one or the other, I’m both. But my tough exterior is there at times to protect my heart from getting hurt. The lyrics talk about me getting comfortable with expressing my emotions and needing my relationship to be vulnerable and honest.

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Elaborate on your music career.

I released my first single “Issues” in 2015, and it was the song that really started my career. That song now has over 85K plays on SoundCloud, and led me to a lot of different opportunities and fans. Since then I’ve performed a lot in Toronto, and for the first time last year I performed in Europe. I’ve also released an EP called “Over the Influence” and a single called, “No Finesse.” This year I’ll be releasing a lot more music and music videos.

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Brief us on how you are reaching fans with your music.

I connect with fans through the stories I tell, especially in my lyrics and music videos. I find that people who enjoy my music tend to enjoy hearing and seeing something personal that they can connect to. I also have connected with new fans on social media; I love receiving messages from people who have discovered me and I always try to respond and thank them.

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Discuss your motive behind making music.

For me, making music started as something that was purely therapeutic. It was a way for me to express whatever I was going through. That’s how it all started — I just needed a way to vent. As I continue making music, I use it not only as a personal outlet, but as a way to reflect and critique society, and a way to challenge myself. I also want to give people music that makes them feel less alone; show others there is someone else in the world who feels the same emotions as them.

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Discuss your lyrics and songwriting.

Lyrics are the most important thing to me, because growing up I gravitated to artists who wrote honest and intriguing lyrics. It makes you feel like you can relate to them and embody the song.

 

For me, my lyrics hit when they are completely genuine and a stranger can feel an emotional connection to what I’m talking about. I’ve found I write my best songs when I’m going through something real and I stop and just write down exactly what I’m feeling in that moment.

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Elaborate on your work and achievement so far in your music career.

As an independent artist who is self-managed, I’ve been able to achieve a lot on my own. Because I rely on myself, I am always striving for more. I’ve had my music featured on popular blogs and Spotify Official Playlists, and I’ve receiving funding to create some of my music and travel for music. I was proud of myself this year for performing in the Netherlands. Most recently, I was a finalist of Stingray’s Rising Star Award, where I won a trip to Montreal to be mentored at the Stingray Music Headquarters. However, of all achievements, I feel most successful when I can really feel the human connection my music has on other people. That’s most important to me.

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Tell us your opinion on using rhymes dictionary or writing software to develop lyrics.

I tend not to use them; I prefer to see what flows naturally. But I don’t judge songwriters for using them. Sometimes you just need that extra nudge to get your message out. Every artist has their own process.

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Discuss the music industry.

The music industry feels like the wild wild west at times. Other times it’s helped me meet some of the best people in my life. Overall, it challenges me to stay true to myself no matter what. I think the music industry has a long way to go for women and the LGBTQ community. We need to start honouring and making more room for diverse voices and perspectives. I feel this is beginning to happen, but we have a long way to go.

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Elaborate on how you prepare yourself for a recording session.

I try to meditate, and burn some sage before I record or do something just to quiet my mind. I also like to have a healthy meal and drink lots of water or tea.

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Brief us on your preference in terms of tempo as in up-tempo, mid-tempo or slow tempo.

Mid-tempo and slow-tempo are my favourite. I like a tempo that allows some space to work around and get into my feelings. I tend to only listen to up-tempo music to work out or party to.

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Discuss your shows or live performance.

It’s important for me to connect with the audience at my live shows and feel their vibe. Sometimes I play with a band and sometimes with a DJ. If I can, I try to incorporate some type of trippy visual projection or lights because I like to create a whole mood that matches my songs.

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Share your emotional feelings.

I can’t be superficial in my relationships, if you want to get close to me; you have to be willing to be vulnerable.

 

Feeling trapped inside a generation where it’s considered “cool” not to catch feelings, I am the exact opposite.

 

In the past, I’ve written lyrics about hiding my feelings. Although my exterior may appear one way but deep down, I’m also emotional and romantic. I got so sick of trying to act like nothing…

 

In the “Hypersensitive” music video, I play a being that is not human (either alien or robot – you can decide) but it seems as if they’re being held hostage by human emotions. Eventually, they break down. That’s how I was beginning to feel in a world where emotions are related to weakness.

 

At the end of the day, I’ve come to recognize that my ability to be vulnerable actually makes me strong, regardless of how others perceive me.

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Send a message across to your fans and supporters.

As an independent artist, your support means the world to me. I have gratitude for every single person that connects with my music.

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Discuss the story line of the song.

This song is on being trapped inside a world of insensitivity and “Savage” behaviour, which was something I used to perpetuate.

 

It feels like being honest about emotions is looked down upon. It’s about my transformation into embracing a sense of strength and sensuality in expressing vulnerability.

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Tell us what makes this song unique from others.

A lot of artists in my generation brag about being emotionless or hurting others or not “catching feelings.” I’m going in another direction and being open about the fact that I am sensitive and romantic. I’m going with what’s true to me, not necessarily what’s “on trend.”

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Tell us the theme of most of your compositions.

Most of my compositions are a reflection of my experience as a young woman who is dealing with the pressure of society, life, love, and growing up.

 

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Renzo Alba - Don't Go Breaking My Heart

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Renzo Alba – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renzo Alba impresses fans with the release of the striking song entitled ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’.

 

Fans of electronic dance music will fall in love instantaneously with the vibe of the remarkable song.

 

We cannot ignore the skills of Chris Monaco in terms of production as he adds much melody to the song.

 

Renzo Alba bewitches listeners with his harmonic vocals.

 

The song is melodic and danceable.

 

Production is top-notch.

 

The song is relatable and pleasing.

 

We look forward to newer hits from these hitmakers.

 

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Phileas Fogg - Will Never Be Played Again

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Phileas Fogg - Will Never Be Played Again

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Asi Binyamini known as Phileas Fogg drops a notable song entitled ‘Will Never Be Played Again’.

 

Song is a fusion of Phileas’s raw vocals with a chill beat.

 

Few seconds to the song will drive listeners into a fascinating and cool instrumentation.

 

London based musician Phileas adds feel to the song with his pure vocals.

 

His style is creative and inviting.

 

– Broadtube Music Channel

 

We can only describe Phileas Fogg as a collection of multi personalities combined into one human being struggling through life and instruments whilst embracing childhood sound memories as his only saviour.

 

Phileas insists on analogue in this day and age where the digital is ruling this world…

 

He tries to create melodies that are different within a tiny 1.5m by 1.5m room filled in with musical instruments only…

 

‘It happens occasionally where I lock myself in that room and I can only leave when a track is complete’ said Phileas.

 

Asi is a Jack of all trades that takes control of instruments, production, writing and mixing.

 

Phileas Fogg used no artificial VST or any plugging or auto to create any of his tracks.

 

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Lars Boquist + The 1712s - Would

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Lars Boquist + The 1712s - Would

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Lars Boquist + The 1712s – Would

 

ARTIST NAME: Lars Boquist & The 1712s

 

SONG TITLE: Would

 

ALBUM TITLE: Water

 

RELEASE DATE: 18-11-03

 

GENRE: Metal/Hard rock

 

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

Lars Boquist was born in Sweden. I started to play guitar at the age of twelve. I am self-taught. I was influenced by the 70s hard rock bands like Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Queen, Ac Dc…. I started my first band …

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Tell us your academic qualification.

I am a Master of Science holder in engineering, and a degree holder in computer programming. No education in music.

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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience and skills.

I have released nine albums so far.

 

Bands: Dizziness, Pole Position, Reptilian, Neondaze, Fair of Freaks, Lars Boquist and Lars Boquist & The 1712s.

 

I was featured in American magazine Guitar Player in 1987.

 

With Dizziness we first released a maxi single in 1985. A year later a whole album was recorded but wasn’t released until 2013.

 

In 1991 we recorded the first Pole Position album. It was released 1993. A second album was released 1998.

 

With Reptilian we released two albums, 2001 and 2003. In 2008 I released the Neondaze album. It was really just me and a singer that was the band. After that I formed a Van Halen tribute which… Fair of Freaks. We released one album 2012.

 

2015 I decided to do it on my own and released the mostly instrumental album Larser Than Life. After that I had a band again, my current band The 1712s and we have just released the album Water.

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Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song and the song.

Melodic hard rock/metal. We always try to make song catchy with a good melody, a good groove but without losing the punch. Smaller instrumental parts in the song is never wrong as long as is it doesn’t bore the listener. We try to keep the songs pretty short, preferably less than five minutes.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

So far we have been advertising on Facebook/Instagram, radio ads and magazines. We have also used Spotify Playlist pitchers to get our song into playlists.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

Water is the second album with Lars Boquist since he went solo; this time with his band The1712s. While his first album was mostly instrumental this time the songs are with vocals (except for the song entitled ‘Child’s Anthem’. The style is more or less the same as his previous work with the bands Dizziness, Pole Position, Reptilian and Neondaze i.e. hard rock/metal with an 80s and 70s touch. It’s melodic, it’s hard, it’s heavy. It has melodies you just can’t escape, you’re hooked! Asking people what the band sounds like they kept mentioning Queensryche, Europe, Iron Maiden, Rush, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Seventh Key…(the list goes on). Listen to the first single ‘Would’ and you hear what it’s all about…

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Explain the story behind the song.

I wrote this sitting in my sofa and found the chorus riff. The verses and melodies for the song came pretty fast. I wanted to have a more high frequency song instead of pitched down guitars that most of the metal bands use today.

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State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.

Johan Helander – Bass

 

Rikki Force – Drums

 

Stefan Wallman – Guitar

 

Leo Nielsen – Vocals

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

I have been in the business since our first record was released in 1985. I will do this until I’m lying six feet under the ground.

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

We try to make the song arrangement un-standard. Maybe not use the most used chord progression. Maybe add an instrumental part in the song.

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Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining music.

I think I can write catchy songs that do not sound like anyone else.

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List your five favorite songs including the artists.

Opium trail – Thin Lizzy

 

Dance the night away- Van Halen

 

Deuce – Kiss

 

Rocket – Def Leppard

 

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath

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Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

I have been a DIY-artist since the first solo record. If we get a deal with a label we might take. Just to save us a lot of work.

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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

I play tennis, jogging and work out every week.

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List your various works.

I work as a computer programmer during the day and do music in the evening.

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State the official date of release.

November 3 2018.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Lars Boquist & The 1712s.

 

Our rehearsal time used to be 17.12 i.e. 5.12 pm.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Would. I wanted something short and taken by other bands. So when people searched for the song Would (by e.g. Alice in Chains) they might see our song also.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

The album is titled Water. We have a song called Water. It’s a good song so we let it be the title track. But not the first single though. Would is our first single.

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