Amelle Rose – Rain

Amelle Rose – Rain

 

 

 

 

 

Amelle Rose – Rain

Amelle Rose – Rain

 

 

 

 

 

Amelle Rose impacts everyone with the release of a new single entitled ‘Rain’.

 

Her sharp vocal will intrigue the listener for the first time.

 

Amelle’s style is extraordinary including the sound.

 

Good musical work for fans looking for original and fascinating songs.

 

She is unfailing in her performance.

 

– Broadtube Music Channel

 

Depicted through atmospheric reverb-filled guitars and harmonies, this dreamy sounding power ballad tackles the life changes affecting one’s mental health, comparing it to the changes in weather.

 

The track aims to portray an attempt to keep a bright outlook on things that make someone unhappy in a hopeful sounding manner.

 

Amelle Rose is a 22-year-old French-born alternative indie folk singer-songwriter based in East London.

 

Amelle moved from her hometown in France to London aged 19, after a few years building up an online audience through YouTube videos that have racked up to 20,000 views and has since then been perfecting her craft, playing at various venues and collaborating with fellow musicians around the capital.

 

Her raw and honest songwriting depicts the vulnerability of the human condition, in a spacious yet intimate way with airy electric guitars laying a dark folk atmosphere.

 

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Jeuse Kastoan – Debt Free

Jeuse Kastoan – Debt Free

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Jeuse Kastoan – Debt Free

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ARTIST NAME: Jeuse Kastoan

 

 

SONG TITLE: Debt Free

 

 

GENRE: Hip Hop

 

 

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Jeuse is an artist from Houston, Texas. A producer and rapper whose influences range from the east coast to the west coast. His music reflects his pure emotion and drive throughout his writing and production.

 

After taking a brief hiatus from making music he rediscovered his love for music and is looking to be a voice to those who would be unheard.

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Go into detail on why you decided to choose music as a career.

Music is something I live and breathe. It has always been a source of venting for me and expressing my emotions.

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans on your music.

Right now I am getting good reception and being told they really like what I’m doing.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.
It has expanded the way we can give our music and communicate with the fans listening. It has been a great tool and will only get better.

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Tell us how you record your song.

I usually have an idea or instrumental in my head. Whichever is first I will write or create the beat and slowly bring it altogether.

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Tell us the story behind the song.

I was thinking about the idea of how we buy things to get a certain look or certain credit among others. The fact the material things can change how people treat us for the better and distort what we think matters most.

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State your musical skills.
I am a producer, lyricist and just a well-rounded artist in general.

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Tell us how long it takes to complete a song from the start.

Depends on the song – most songs I take my time to develop before recording them. Recording is usually quick but the development process takes a while.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.

I think about what goes best with the beat. Some melodies and rhythms don’t fit every song so I go through different ideas to see what fits best.

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Discuss music in full details.

Music is helpful to us and creates certain moods. I base my sound off of my emotions at that time. I write to those beats to fit the mood I am creating for that song.

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State your five favourite genres of music with reasons.

Hip Hop – It is something I love to create and vent through.

 

R&B – I like the mood it sets and is very relaxing to me.

 

Indie – It has a laid back sound and is very easy listening.

 

EDM – The sound of EDM is very up-tempo and can drastically change which is something I really like and identify with.

 

Alternative – It is a different sound and change of pace compared to what I usually listen to.

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Discuss your personality in full details.
I am very chill and laid back. Sometimes too nonchalant but I like to go with the flow and take everything day to day.
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Discuss your music career.

I started making music about ten years ago and have been developing since then. I had moderate success previously and then took a break from music. Now I’m back to re-focus on my craft and giving my fans what they want.

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For his latest track “SGI” the up and coming Hip Hop artist Jeuse Kastoan teamed up with Rappers Will Nova & Lenny Rockets to create a mix with a slightly nostalgic vibe.

 

There were a few parts in the track where the rap bars faded into the mix a little too much as the keys ran a little too heavy for you to truly appreciate the Rap verses. Yet, SGI allowed Jeuse Kastoan…with distinction for the experimental way he chose to orchestrate the Hip Hop mix.

 

You won’t stumble across many Hip Hop tracks which use 80s-style synths as a backbone to their releases. Even though the production may not be flawless, there’s still plenty of promise for Jeuse Kastoan…

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Jeuse Kastoan is reasonable with his laid-back approach to delivering rhythmic melodic lines. As a young artist it’s no surprise he’s foundational style serves him best in creating a piece of music that’s unique and original. It’s sort of like a weird trippy drug-induced trap without all the hyper-glossy additions of mainstream music.

 

On “Drunk Textin” the rapper tries to emotionally and sonically connect with the listener, narrating of how he texts women while drunk but doesn’t give a damn about the outcome. It’s all over the place, cohesive at its least but the song has a strange and unforgettable vibe to it.

 

The song is patient in sound—a hollow, dribbling synth—accompanied by its fun thrill-seeking message. For listeners who are accustomed to honey-drip music “Drunk Textin” will surely be a surprise as it decidedly wants to be freaky and becoming a kaleidoscope of styles.

 

Jeuse Kastoan becomes one of the first few artists with bubbling potential, and here on this song “Drunk Textin” he relentlessly pushes his own identity, adeptly shifting styles and tempos to suit.

 

The effect is of simultaneous humility and confidence. Only thing remaining is for the artist to come up with a full project maybe an EP or better yet an album if he has enough to surprise potential fans.

 

Jeuse Kastoan is a diamond in the rough, most likely reminding me of the hip hop duo Taylor Girlz with their hit track “Wedgie” right before they hit popularity.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Jeuse Kastoan. Jeuse pronounced ‘juice’ is my nickname that I have always had. Kastoan pronounced ‘cast own’ is a playoff of my real last name.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.
Debt Free – The tittle is speaking on the idea of being debt free from all obligations. The difference is this song is not about money but about society…

 

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Hass ECF - 50 Shots

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Hass ECF - 50 Shots

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ARTIST NAME: Hass ECF

 

SONG TITLE: 50 Shots

 

RELEASE DATE: 2/16/2019

 

GENRE: Hip Hop

 

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State your reason for choosing music as a career.

Since I was a kid I always loved music. My mother told me when I was born I was doing the Harlem Shake to Biggie playing on the radio in the hospital nursery room.

 

Growing up I always loved old school hip-hop, when I was younger I had all the hip hop legends on my MP3 player. I started writing music as a teenager and after my mother passed away I decided to give it my all and dedicate myself to my craft, so her name can always be remembered.

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

I isolate myself from everybody and find a quiet room. I’ll keep playing beats out loud until one of them catches my attention.

 

Then, I just start writing the best ideas I came up with in my phone. After, I’ll be up for hours writing until the song is complete.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

Since I released 50 Shots I got a lot of positive reviews from a lot of different people globally.

 

Every day since I released it my brand continues to increase steadily.

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

My life outside of music is filled with a lot of pain in a lot of different ways but I always find a way to push forward.

 

I have been in a lot of different situations in the streets, with my family and with my friends.

 

Music feels like the only option to change how I’m living for the better.

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Discuss your music career.

I started rapping around 3 years ago but I wasn’t consistent. My friends and I would go to the studio and we all would be there just writing and recording. I would release a song and wait months until I drop the next one. Once I started becoming consistent everything started to change little by little.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name.

Hass is my nickname that’s what everybody calls me. I’m a part of a talented group of musicians called Eastchester Family, that’s where the ECF comes from.

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List your five favourite music videos with reasons.

Drake – God’s Plan

I love seeing artist in the hip hop culture give back to the community.

 

Kendrick Lamar – Hiiipower

The message in his lyrics is powerful. He’s educating you on black history in a musical form.

 

Drake – In my feelings

That was my favorite song on Drake’s Scorpion album. The video’s cut scenes are sharp; it looks like a scene out of a movie.

 

Biggie Smalls – Juicy

The lyrics catch me every time like it’s the first time I heard it. The video shows you everything he’s addressing from the worst parts of his life to the most lavish ones. You could see and hear him talk about his transitions through life in one video.

 

Tupac – Dear Mama

I always loved this video but after my mother died from cancer it became more significant to me. I feel every word from start to finish.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

My mother. She believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. I have to show her and everybody else who believed in me that they weren’t wrong.

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Tell us your experience on dealing with fans.

I love all my supporters. I remember it was a time I felt like I couldn’t get anybody to listen. I respect anybody who listens to my music and appreciates it for what it is.

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

I recorded 50 Shots in the summer of 2018. I knew it was going to make a difference if I planned it right. Then, I just kept grinding until I could shoot the video the way…

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Tell us your future projects.

My first mixtape is dropping in November. I have more videos and features that will be dropping throughout the year as well.

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

Eastchester Family.

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Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

I think vocal tuning is a good option for musicians… It gives the artist a chance to experiment different ways that they can approach their music.

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

I prefer quality over quantity. You could have a million songs and put in the work but if it’s not quality music it’s not going to last.

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

I don’t see a difference between a music career and a non-music one. Being a musician is just like owning a business. People see all the nice things musicians have but don’t understand how much work it took behind the scenes.

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

I believe sub-genres are necessary because everybody is different. As the genre grows it gets broken down into smaller ones but each sub-genre helps push the culture forward.

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State the genre you despise most with reason.

I don’t despise any genre because I know what the music that I like does for me so I can’t despise a whole genre that probably made a change in someone’s life.

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List your five favourite movies with reasons.

Boyz in the Hood

It gives you a visual perspective on how the people you love the most could put you in situation that can stop you from achieving your destiny.

 

Shottas

My father is Jamaican so I grew up watching it and we bonded a lot through watching this movie. It shows a ‘rags to riches’ story in a Jamaican point of view.

 

Nothing was sugarcoated; it showed you how treacherous it can get when you are pushed to the edge living in poverty

 

Gangs of New York

I’m from New York so it’s cool to see an image of what the streets of New York looked like before it turned into what we know it as now.

 

A Bronx Tale

I love mafia movies and the movie kept me engaged from the beginning to the end.

 

Black Panther

Black Panther has a powerful message. It’s the first movie I saw with strong black super heroes and villains.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

50 Shots means I got 50 shots in the strap so I can protect myself and my people.

 

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G9 - Soft in the Head

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G9 – Soft in the Head

 

ARTIST NAME: G9

 

SONG TITLE: Soft in the Head

 

ALBUM TITLE: Soft in the Head

 

RELEASE DATE: January 18th, 2019

 

GENRE: Pop, Indie-pop, Pop-rock

 

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State your reason for choosing music as a career.

G9’s aim is spreading love and positive attitude towards people, life and nature.

 

Music is something that we always loved, something that unites people, and we feel that we can reach many people through music.

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

We write the lyrics and music together, simultaneously. It comes to us as a concept. The music kinda whispers the theme of the song and helps us create lyrics.

 

Sometimes personal experience or emotions are the reason for a song to appear. In that case, the lyrics help us create the right music for a song.

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One of today’s stand-out Russian indie groups, G9 is the perfect blend of love, power and positive vibes. Full of energy and fun, they reinterpret electropop and indie rock in their very own brilliant style.

 

The band has shared a stage with Fall Out Boy, won the “Become an Ultra Music artist” national contest.

 

G9 got radio rotation in Russia: Ultra, Maximum, Radio radio, Strana FM, Moscow FM and in the USA: WVIP FM. G9 music videos may be spotted on 2×2, Berlin and Nashe TV.

 

The song ‘Don’t Fall Apart’ was included in the American collection ‘Wanna Party! Vol.1’. The song ‘The End Is the Beginning’ is presented in b612 – mobile app No.1 for creating selfies in China.

 

The music video “iBitch” was screened at the Berlin Video Music Awards.

 

G9 has three official releases, including the song “Break”, recorded together with the American actor Philip E Jones.

 

In 2018 the song “Wannabe” was in the Porsche GT2RS commercial with Maria Sharapova and Mark Webber.

 

In September 2018 G9 had their first European tour and successfully played 6 concerts in Germany.

 

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Vocalist Aspi is the sexy frontwoman and the author of the lyrics, and the positive vector of the band.

 

Max Michael is the music producer for G9 and the guitarist.

 

Bassist Alex D also does excellent back vocals on stage.

 

Drummer Andy Barique also does the percussion.

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

G9 is a big part of our lives, but we got quite different interests: Aspi enjoys traveling and designing clothes, Max Michael has a successful IT project, Alex D is into action sports like snowboarding, kayaking, and camping, and Barique runs his own electronic project.

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Discuss your music career.

We are from different parts of Russia, Aspi was born in the Urals; the guys are from central Russia.

 

We are moving towards international recognition in order to present Russian culture and kind Russian people to the world.

 

We speak good English and we share the progressive values, so for us, it is very essential to deliver true Russian nature: caring, loving and beauty.

 

We are recording an EP album featuring some great reggae, hip-hop and dancehall guest stars to make an outstanding mix-culture music to share our love with the world.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name.

In stellar classification, based on their spectral characteristics, G9 is a yellow dwarf star, like the Sun, but of slightly different color and intensity.

 

G9 means for us “new undiscovered home, that we are looking for in the future”, something tempting and new.

 

G9 for us means the look into the far future that helps us evolve.

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List your five favourite music videos with reasons.

Marshmello ft. Bastille – Happier (Aspi) – because it is the most emotional and powerful story in a music video I’ve seen lately. I can’t really watch it again because I already start crying on the episode when the girl gets the yellow bow.

 

G9 – Be My Boy – this music video looks good. We filmed at night at the construction site, at the abandoned depot next to some homeless people who we didn’t mean to disturb, in the coldest winds of Moscow Spring, also the guards of a shopping mall thought we’re illegally trying to capture the mall’s parking lot. So many crazy memories…

 

Kygo, Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours (Max) – because it has an awesome story that can make an amazing movie.

 

Ленинград — Патриотка | Leningrad — I’m a true patriot (Alex) because it displays all stereotypes about Russians in a funny and entertaining way.

 

OutKast – Ms. Jackson (Barique) – because it’s a great track, very atmospheric clip and the owl!

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

People, especially great people who show love for humanity or help the science progress, like Michael Jackson, Bill Gates, and also our fans who are great examples of positive-minded, kind and humble people. Music – lots of new and old great music. Emotions and happiness.

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Tell us your experience on dealing with fans.

We performed in Russia and in Europe. I think, that the fact that we perform in English, helps us to get the best, educated and most positive audience.

 

So far the reception was great everywhere.

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

Soft in the Head – was written in two hours as inspired by the talk with the parents.

 

We recorded the vocals at Igor Sandler music studio, at one go two weeks after the song was created.

 

All the instruments were recorded at various Moscow studios.

 

The song was mixed in Sweden and mastered in the US.

 

T.R.U.L.U.V. – this is more of a memoir about the long-distance love, based on Aspi’s experience and some of the people’s lives she knew about.

 

The song was created within a week. The vocals were recorded, and after that, the song was completely rearranged. Everything was recorded in Russia and mixed in the US.

 

Mastering happened in Sweden.

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Tell us your future projects.

Say Da – a cool dance pop / dancehall Summer song featuring a reggae / dancehall star, also Aspi will be on a riddim album that comes out in May. G9 will also release a music video and EP in Q2 2019.

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

Marc Jabba St Omer – G9’s manager and visionary; Lance Tennyson – a great marketing mind; our fans, like Maria, Serj, Michael & Dan from Moscow; Malvina Velikova – the artistic director at Let’s Rock Bar); Serj Tinyanski, who supports our music with his amazing music videos

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Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

It’s the necessary evil, but you can always tell who’s good and who’s not.

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

Just do good music, don’t be afraid to tell people about it, and people will love it. We choose quality over quantity.

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

We think that you should treat your music as a career. It is not enough to create music; you have to be responsible, daring and very reliable to get success, same as in every career.

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

We think it is pointless especially today when everything is so mixed, and crossover songs become No. 1 hits. Music equals emotion, everything is being said with that.

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State the genre you despise most with reason.

We don’t categorize music by genres. There is no reason to despise any genre. If you don’t like it – don’t listen.

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List your five favourite movies with reasons.

Back to the Future (Aspi) – because it is very positive, futuristic, fun and inspiring and it is my favourite childhood movie.

 

Interstellar (Max) – because it is grandiose, eternal and inspiring to become better.

 

John Carter (Aspi) – because it is so beautiful, dreamy and unusual.

 

The Shawshank Redemption (Alex) – because it is just the best.

 

Revolver by Guy Ritchie (Barique) – because you can review it endlessly and always discover something new. Generally, any movie by Guy Ritchie.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Soft in the Head means childish, stupid. We chose this title because we think it is in a way noble, to keep your inner child and never grow old and boring.

 

Be true to yourself, be childish, have fun, and everything will be fine.

 

T.R.U.L.U.V. stands for True Love because the love we share in this song is so big and selfless it needs a unique name.

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Mako Girls – Worldwide

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The Mako Girls are an Atlanta based Pop/Hip-Hop/ R&B group that bring different styles to create one epic sound.

 

Kena (17), Mimi (16), and A-Ni (13) are sisters that took their love for singing, dancing, entertaining to a professional level.

 

As they put it, “We are everyday girls that want to show the world in order to succeed you have to believe in yourself and never give up”.

 

With a West Indian background, Mako Girls have an authentic love for music that is meant to move you. This H.I.T. (Hardworking, Intelligent, Talented) trio has the passion and drive that will help them achieve their goal of world tours and packed arenas.

 

They make music that is fun and family friendly and their growing fan base has surpassed the girls in their schools.

 

Their performing career began in 2012 dancing with the Fete Dolls.

 

With the Fete Dolls they performed at various youth birthday parties, special request performers at a Sweet 16 Extravaganza, and the 2013 YSTS talent show.

 

This trio decided to take their professional career to the next level and began private choreography lessons with Nay Star of Nay Star Choreography; soon after they added vocal training to their resume.

 

The Mako Girls began vocal lessons with Mr. James of Marvelous Enterprises and have been working very hard ever since.

 

Approaching year two of their dream to become the next record-breaking girl group, Mako Girls have been seen on stage at nearly 100 shows and events throughout the southeast region of the United States such as the 2014 Junior Hip Hop Awards, DBS Sounds Record Store Day, Lounge Magazine Atlanta Fashion Week Musician Showcase, Philadelphia Kids Fashion Week, Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, Royalty on the Runway Masquerade Ball, Heart of South DeKalb Festival, Teen Stars “The Next To Hit The Stage” BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend Edition, Zolie Zi Break The Silence Anti-Bullying Skate-A-Thon featuring Yara Shahidi, and Atlanta’s Got Talent to name a few.

 

The Mako Girls were honored to be personally invited to perform at community engagements which included: the DeKalb International Food & Music Festival, Cedar Grove High School Homecoming Pep Rally Special Guest Performance, Commissioner Larry Johnson Annual Tree of Love Christmas Event, and the Tunes For Tots Mall Tour.

 

They also had a chance to surprise KeKe Wyatt with their own version of “Momma’s Little Baby” at her baby shower for baby #8 (Ke’yoshi).

 

By 2015, The Mako Girls name became a fixture in the music industry from the Bahamas to NYC.

 

During a new artist NYC media run the girls met with VH1 Gossip Table Delainia Dixon, appeared on the live television network- Arise360 Entertainment TV and did several NYC based radio stations.

 

With appearances on top tier blogs such as FreddyO, BlackCelebKids.com, NBC 11Alive, CNN iReport, Presidential Style Online, Women and Shoes Magazine, MadisonJaye.com, The Hype Magazine, Atlanta Daily Word, Stardom 101Mag.com, and Hip Hop Weekly the Mako Girls were able to secure a cosmetic endorsement deal with Kissable Lips Cosmetics.

 

The launch of their teen cosmetics line with Kissable Lips Cosmetics officially added entrepreneurship to the Mako Girls resume.

 

Eager to add some bling to their generation make-up choices, the Mako Girls Glitterbomb Lipstick Collections has four signature colored Glitterbomb lipsticks (Kawaii Blue, Pinkilicious Fte, Royally Me, Superstar Red) as well as three signature lip glosses (2Fab4U, Punk Copper, and #OnlyMi) to make your lips pop and shine every day.

 

This is only the beginning for these teen stars.

 

The girls began 2016 focused on building their brand by using their Annual Carnival Glow Party as a platform for upcoming youth artists to showcase their talents. The Mako Girls 2nd Annual Carnival Glow Party was the start of building a monumental relationship between the Mako Girls and the next generation of superstars.

 

The Mako Girls followed up this amazing event with the official release of their debut EP; “The MAKO GIRLS Experience”. Within weeks of its release, the Mako Girls had the opportunity to perform for national recording artists, Mindless Behavior at their Exclusive Album Release Party.

 

Currently, the Mako Girls are promoting hit songs from their EP like “Turning Up The Crowd”, “Game Time”, and “Slay” which are mixes of their style of music Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B.

 

The Mako Girls were added to the entertainment lineup for S.T.A.R.S Radio Ready Concert, Macy’s Shop for A Cause Event, Tween Star Awards, Sweet Auburn Music Festival, 2016 South Eastern Music Conference, and the Girls Who Brunch Tour.

 

Their desire to make a difference in the music industry has been the driving factor within their career thus far. Follow their journey straight to the top!

 

The group released their first single “Worldwide” from their upcoming second EP in August 2018.

 

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Christina Custode - Just in Case

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Christina Custode impacts fans with her angelic vocals with the release of her notable song entitled ‘Just in Case’.

 

Her vocal is rich of virtue.

 

‘Just in Case’ is a striking song that will entice the listeners.

 

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Christina Custode is a multi-award winning singer songwriter and pianist based out of Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Christina is a graduate from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

 

Her music is prevailing, straightforward, and soaked with musical integrity.

 

Her original music has gained notice for pristine instrumental and vocal performance excellence, and again for its compositional significance.

 

Awarded the Best Singer Songwriter Award at the Roswell Film Festival in Roswell, NM and declared “Buffalo’s Best Female Vocalist” and “Buffalo’s Best Original Music Act” various times.

 

Custode is a voting representative of the NARAS. Custode is working on her third project. Listeners can expect the same heartfelt lyrics and high quality musical performance she has delivered earlier.

 

 

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Christina Custode is a Grammy Recording Academy Artist, multi-award winning singer songwriter and pianist based out of Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Custode has dropped five singles from her ongoing project.

 

The project comprises thirteen original songs composed and performed by Custode and produced by the legendary Stuart Epps (Elton John, George Harrison, and Led Zeppelin).

 

The first single from this project entitled “Fire” released in August 2015, followed by “All For Her” in August 2016, “High Water” in March 2017, “Light of Day” in April 2018 and “Just in Case” in May 2018.

 

Her first EP (2011) sold out physical CDs within the first ten months of release.

 

The project, which comprised eight songs (music and lyrics written and arranged by Christina Custode) put Custode on the singer/songwriter map and heralded as an excellent start to a long and promising career.

 

Custode is a graduate from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (BM ’10, MA ’14).

 

Christina is a devoted supporter of collaboration in the arts, and in December 2010 took part in The Mistletoe Song’s production as a gift to the US Military.

 

The project garnered local and national airplay, receiving international publicity on internet radio stations.

 

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Temporary Hero - Thirsty

Temporary Hero – Thirsty

 

 

 

 

 

Temporary Hero – Thirsty

 

ARTIST NAME: Temporary Hero

 

SONG TITLE: Thirsty

 

ALBUM TITLE: Quench

 

RELEASE DATE: 22 February, 2019

 

GENRE: Indie Pop

 

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Over the course of his ten year career, TEMPORARY HERO has continued to craft a diverse soundscape without typical genre-restrictive boundaries.

 

The blending of genres, the beats of contemporary pop and electronic music, and the prowess of an artist reaching for new levels in every creative endeavor, Temporary Hero is an artist’s artist.

 

Starting out making underground club records like Ballet remixed by legendary Andre Lodemann, the artist pushed his craft into contemporary dance music territory after forging his way into the top 20 Billboard club chart with WILDJOY featuring Jason Walker.

 

A personal and career highlight came in the form of an offbeat single I WANT 2 FALL IN LUV WITH A HUMAN which was remixed by legendary producers Mac Quayle, Chus & Ceballos among others filling dance floors worldwide.

 

The artist worked directly with Mac Quayle and Manifest Films to produce a short film based upon that song called ‘528’ which premiered in the Hollywood Shot on Red competition and has since made international rounds in short film festivals.

 

From there he visited a cross-genre platform focusing on current and futuristic pop music with first full LP “Sunset People” featuring the MTV hit “Circus.”

 

The pop and dance circuit is just the tip of the iceberg for this artist, however. He has covered Sinatra and Bing, Chet Baker and then covered 1/2 of Fleetwood Mac’s polarizing TUSK album to critical acclaim.

 

The journey continued with a solid string of albums “you’re about to have your hands full” which he described as his “Ray of Light” featuring the number one hit I’m So Insane to the album Goodbye Warhol which explored a more rock/pop sound.

 

Following those albums the artist released a steady stream of new albums (check out the single I’m Diggin’ You (Too) for a breath of singer songwriter fresh air).

 

In 2017 the artist experienced a life changing tragedy and relocated to St. Croix USVI and turned that pain and change into his most directly personal album INDIGO.

 

The rebirth trajectory culminated with last year’s WHAT YOU WANTED expanding on those themes started in INDIGO but dressed in a new organic-electronic sound, his most diverse and exquisite album to date.

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Discuss your music career.

My career has never been a “career” by design. I love music. LOVE it. Love the whole process from writing, producing, cover art, videos, etc.

 

About 15 years ago I had a recording deal with US label and released three singles that had iTunes popularity but pigeonholed me into this novelty pop / electronic genre. When the label asked me for another “happy song” after rejecting a song that I felt was more expressive of who I am, I released the single on my own as “Temporary Hero”… a tongue in cheek moniker paying ode to one of my favorite artists (Pat Benatar) as well as the idea that I was a “temporary hero” for that label until I did something they didn’t like.

 

They threatened to sue me for releasing the track on my own but all in all I was not in violation of the contract (they thought I was a fame seeking naive guy who would quiver).

 

And from there, I started doing what I wanted. This is not my primary walk of life, you see… I do many things in my life and MUSIC is a true passion for me and a form of joy, expression, catharsis.

 

So when I get a feeling I write and off I go. So I don’t have a label telling me what to do… I do what I want how I want. And I collaborate with other musicians to make the expression the ultimate it can be.

 

And from Temporary Hero I have had the major satisfaction of being able to write and produce with other acts… Flaunt, Agency, The Cautious Arc, and Idyll… all different genres that allow me to write jazz, country, dance, soul / hip-hop. Music is so freeing for me.

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List the names of your biggest supporters.

I have had fans from all over the world reach out to me telling me stories about how the music has inspired them, moved them, and grooved them. THOSE are my biggest supporters.

 

Sure, I could name drop a couple of “celebrities” but why do I need to do that? Anyone that listens and connects with the music is “my celebrity”!

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Explain what has motivated you so far in your music career.

Life. It’s ups and downs. More downs have inspired my last 2 years of music to be honest.

 

Personal tragedies. And the horrible social-political climate.

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Discuss your experience as an artist.

As an artist, I really think I am manic! Seriously! I get an idea from a word on the page, a color in a flower, a picture I see, the news… and I HAVE TO MAKE IT A SONG. I can’t rest until I get something on paper, on keys, or a beat… and then just flesh it out. That’s my experience personally as an artist.

 

As a public figure, I was a pretty private figure until I started expressing more of my personality online… mainly via Instagram, which has been the best way to connect with fans.

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Tell us the biggest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

I don’t think I have made any big mistakes. I laugh (and cringe) when I hear that first single I released because I say, “what was I thinking?” but if I hadn’t done that I wouldn’t be doing what I’ve done now.

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Discuss the story behind the song.

THIRSTY was the start of the QUENCH album. After the “What You Wanted” album, which really had been my most cohesive and experimental album to date, I wanted to really make a BIG POP record.

 

I pay a lot of attention to lyrics. I pay a lot of attention to the overall SOUND of an album… albums are less and less interesting to the general public these days given the streaming culture and the seemingly ADHD type of listening that happens. Unless you are a big name artist, albums sort of get ignored. But I still like to think in terms of the album as a whole project… it gives a framework within which to write and … because I love to experiment outside of genre boundaries, it gives me a certain vibe to explore and thread the album together.

 

I can say with this album QUENCH I kept that in mind in total. I really feel all of these songs could be standalone singles if such a thirst existed for Temporary Hero songs! So actually I am releasing many of the songs as singles either before or after the release to spotlight them individually (including dance remixes of some).

 

Back to THIRSTY… I wanted to start the album off with a bang… heavy synths, beats and a horn section. I was thinking of PERSONAL JESUS to be honest with the overall sound… that stomping sound. And I wanted the song to be a bit fun and sexy… something I didn’t really do before. And actually it was THIRSTY that led me to title the album QUENCH…

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Tell us how to fund a music project.

I don’t ever get funding from anyone. I self-fund all my projects. I have a hard time asking people to give me money to do something I love.

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Discuss your opinion on the safety of fans during shows and live performances.

I don’t do shows but I fear for safety of fans. I am actually a bit fearful when I am in any theater / concert / movie.

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Tell us the greatest piece of advice someone has given you as an artist.

Be creative.

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Tell us what you will improve or change in your music.

I am going to strive to keep experimenting with new sounds, instruments, styles of writing.

 

I’ve done a jazz influenced record, covers, Sinatra! Fleetwood Mac!!! … Next up is just a fun “country-infused pop” album…

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About the Album “QUENCH”

As the proper follow-up album to the album What You Wanted which broadened and sharpened the artist’s lyrics and genre bending sounds, QUENCH takes a bold risk incorporating more contemporary synth based sounds yet sticks to traditional song writing structures. And this album really shines.

 

This music is both autobiographical and metaphorical. As the artist says, “QUENCH is the album I felt destined to make. It took all these years to get to the point of saying what I want – not hiding – and also not being ashamed of who I am, what makes me tick, what makes me angry or scared or what excites me. What quenches my thirst for life.

 

The album deals with hopes, strength, craving affection, love, breakups.

 

Champion was written for my son.

 

Slippery deals with the death of my brother from substance abuse and realizing I need to grab life and go for whatever my heart desires.

 

Do This Now! imagines a conversation between a black guy and a white guy, presumably friends, about trying to understand each other and the racism that is so prevalent in society.

 

Fire In The Water was inspired and written in St. Croix USVI (a return to the sounds of  INDIGO).

 

Finally I included two covers, Suspicions by Eddie Rabbitt and No One Is To Blame by Howard Jones just because I love the tunes.”

 

 

Accolades

Billboard USA Club Chart 2015, Top 20: WILDJOY feat. Jason Walker

 

Number one on Kings of Spins with numerous tracks

 

MTV The Freshman music video WINNER, 2015: “Circus”

 

Critical acclaim for covers albums TUSK and CHET.

 

Praise from the Chet Baker Foundation for album CHET.

 

Executive produced and provided music for short film “528” featuring the single “I Want To Fall In Luv With A Human” and scored by Grammy and Emmy nominated producer/musician Mac Quayle (“Drive”, “American Horror Story”).

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Discuss your best mood during performance.

Yearning.

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List your best artists with reasons.

Stevie Wonder: the breadth of his output is amazing.

 

Pat Benatar: love all her work from start to finish… an artist who defied the odds and still is doing what she and her band/husband love.

 

Fleetwood Mac: need I say more?

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Discuss your existence as an artist.

I exist to be myself, express myself, create, and share my thoughts with the world.

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Tell us the greatest problem you think is facing the society and the solution.

RACISM.

 

Solution: Vote bad leader out of office.

 

Racism: If I had a solution I would be president. It’s very difficult. I have a song on QUENCH called Do This Now! – Which I wrote imagining two people of different races having a discussion. I find it to be one of the most powerful lyrics I’ve written.

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Discuss your songwriting and recording.

I write what inspires me. Then I just go to studio and start … I have sounds ideas in my head and I just go with the flow!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

THIRSTY: thirsty for life, love… it’s a bit of a lustful song too.

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

QUENCH: I am looking to “quench” my thirst for life… all the various ways we express ourselves as humans.

 

The water theme pops up a couple of times (Fire In The Water… and Wash Me (Off) are two examples).

 

Wash Me (Off) is the second single and it is not about what you think… It is written from the perspective of the USA Flag… asking to be cleansed after the filth the “leader” of the country has soiled it with.

 

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Sarpa Salpa – Casanova

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Sarpa Salpa – Casanova

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Sarpa Sarpa drop an extraordinary video for their song entitled ‘Casanova’.

 

Video is stunning and captivating.

 

‘Casanova’ is a striking song that audience will enjoy.

 

Song is tuneful and relatable.

 

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Sarpa Salpa are a 4-piece indie pop band from Northampton who formed in 2016 featuring George (guitar), Marcus (guitar and vox), Charlie (drums) and Ethan (bass).

 

The band played over 80 shows including 20 Festivals in the UK and overseas dates in France and Germany during 2018.

 

The band wrapped their busy summer tour up with a show for BBC Introducing at The Big Feastival before heading indoors in the autumn before more live shows including a London date as part of BLOGTOBERFEST.

 

In October the band released their first proper single SMITH on both digital and vinyl formats.

 

The release saw the band picking up airplay over the regional BBC Introducing network, Amazing Radio and then the icing on the cake receiving plays from both BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq & Chris Hawkins.

 

Wrapping up 2018 the band got an invitation to play BBC Introducing Live at Tobacco Dock and they finished up the year with a small Christmas Tour hitting Hoxton, Northampton and Bedford, the latter two both sell out shows.

 

Keen to capitalize on the groundwork SMITH laid, the band don’t hang about and unleash their new single ‘CASANOVA’ on 14th February.

 

Frontman Marcus Marooth speaks of Casanova being about the high standards people have when entering new relationships, and how expectations can impede connecting with people for who they are and not who you want them to be.

 

He explains that these days might stop people blossoming as couples, and the track describes how some “people will chase the perfect love that doesn’t exist”.

 

Legendary NME photographer Andy Willsher shot and directed the accompanying video which sees the four piece each play different characters.

 

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Fintan - Say It Again

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Elaborate on the song.

The song is called Say It Again, and it’s really about a relationship where both people involved know things are falling apart, but they’re still clinging to what’s left.

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

The song was produced by Hugh Mackie in Victoria, BC. We made it inside of a box truck that was converted into a little studio, so the recording experience was very fun.

 

It took a lot of effort and lots of different versions of this song to land on what we felt was the right one.

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Discuss the lyrics of the song.

The lyrics to me are really sad because I can relate so much to the feeling of a failing relationship that you can’t come to terms with.

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Elaborate on your music career.

Well, it seems like it’s just getting started but at the same time I’ve played at least over a thousand shows.

 

I started performing from a really young age but I’m only now really starting to release music.

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

Playing live is always the greatest way to connect to people.

 

And of course I love talking with everyone online and making friends.

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Discuss your motive behind making music.

There are a couple of huge payoffs for me. The first is selfish. When I’m writing and recording songs, it’s a euphoric feeling of self-expression. I don’t know that I could survive without it.

 

And then the biggest motive is to perform for people and feeling a whole room connect to each other because we’re all there for the same purpose.

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Discuss your lyrics and songwriting.

Lyrics are the most important thing to me when I’m writing a song and I really take my time.

 

This entire project is written by myself and although I would love to get into co-writing more, I don’t know if I could be as honest that way.

 

The way I currently write is extremely personal and happens when nobody else is around. It’s almost like writing a diary.

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

Well I can’t toot my own horn or anything but I’ve definitely had some great experiences and achievements, but my mind is definitely set on reaching much more.

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

It’s not something I’ve ever done but I could see why it would be helpful. I personally always think before I write a line, “what am I trying to say?”. Then I think of what works in the song structure that tells that story.

 

Rather than see what rhymes and try to work from there. But I definitely have nothing against it; I bet you could go to some really interesting and unique places by doing that.

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Discuss the music industry.

I think you’ve just gotta love music so much that you can put up with the challenges of the industry.

 

I don’t have lots of experience to talk about that people don’t already know, but I think you’ve gotta just be careful that you have ownership of what you create, and that you work with people who have your best interest at heart.

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Elaborate on how you prepare yourself for a recording session.

I don’t have a specific regime but I do try to come in with lots of ideas and direction.

 

Sometimes it’s best to be totally relaxed and not overthink it.

 

Other times I love to be nervous and out of my element so that I can rise to the occasion.

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

I really think you gotta have a mix. I’m probably more of a mid to slow tempo kinda guy though. I come at it from a set-list point of view.

 

I’m writing songs that I want to play live, and a good live show has a variety of textures.

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Discuss your shows or live performance.

I love being real with an audience and being in the moment.

 

I love trying to make people forget it’s even a show at all and we’re just singing together.

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Send a message across to your fans and supporters.

Thank you so much, and I can’t wait to meet more of you.

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Discuss the story line of the song.

It’s told from the perspective of somebody who is talking to their partner and discussing the mess they’re in.

 

But the chorus is almost a plea with them to say they love them like they mean it. Clinging to the love they know is failing.

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Tell us what makes this song unique from others.

I really like how it’s lyrically very much a singer songwriter’s song, but with very modern pop production.

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Tell us the theme of most of your compositions.

Love!

 

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Tristan – Maljaande

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Tristan – Maljaande

 

 

 

 

 

Tristan known as Isolde Van den Bulcke is considered one of Belgium’s rising female artists, her new EP ‘Delidomia’, released 8th March via PIAS, fuses elegant vocal pop with ambient sounds and cosmic jazz and draws on influences such as Björk, Boards of Canada, Arca, Oneothrix Point Never and Wayne Shorter.

 

Her spellbinding debut EP ‘Illusje’, released in 2018 to critical acclaim, led to Belgium’s leading arts and culture publication Focus Knack to promptly ask, “Is this the Flemish Melanie de Biasio?”

 

Ahead of the release, Tristan is pleased to share ‘Maljaande’, the first track from the EP. Her most pop-centric song to date, beguiling sounds and mesmerizing grooves exhort a magical and hypnotic dreamscape as the track shuttles between darkened electronics, pop and jazz.

 

“Maljaande’s narrative deals with the paradox of a young, Western woman living a happy-go-lucky life while struggling to truly enjoy it, in the knowledge that outside her cultural bubble, the world is a mess”, she says.

 

Composing, producing and performing her own music, Isolde studied jazz vocals at the Conservatory of Ghent and Tilburg University and at the tender age of 17, she took her first steps towards a promising recording career when she formed SIAM and won the prestigious East Flemish music award…

 

Tristan always got noticed either with a sold-out show in her hometown Ghent and rave reviews for further shows at We Are Open (Trix) and Gent Jazz.

 

She caught the attention of Belgian-Egyptian musician Tamino who invited her to support him on tours throughout France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

 

Tristan has received her first radio play on Belgian national radio and appeared in numerous ‘Artists to Watch’ lists across many national media outlets at the end of the 2018.

 

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