Ranzee - Forever

Ranzee – Forever

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ranzee - Forever

Ranzee – Forever

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Ranzee

 

SONG TITLE: Forever

 

ALBUM TITLE: Resolution

 

RELEASE DATE: November 2018

 

GENRE: Electronic

 

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Discuss your existence.

Based in Perth, Western Australia and I am a father of three children. Coming from a computer science background, I love everything about music technology: software, hardware, electronics, audio engineering, control voltages and even engineering theory.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

Electronic – I love synthesizers, drum machines and samplers.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I started playing the piano as a young boy and have always loved the keys.

 

I first played a Yamaha DX7 in the 1980s and my love for synthesizers started.

 

I purchased my first synthesizer in the mid-1990s – a Roland XP workstation, and slowly accumulated my studio hardware gear list of today.

 

Today I produce, perform and release commercial albums. I also run a YouTube channel.

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Tell us the theme of your work.

My music invites feelings of relaxation, escapism and dreamscapes.

 

I believe that music is meant to be felt, it should give you a fizzy feeling: traveling up your spine and tingling your cheeks.

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

I’m a solo operator at this stage. My thanks go to my family for their support.

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Tell us your future goals.

The world will let me know where they want me to be. I’m more than happy for them to share their experience with me. The journey is mutual.

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Odd Nugget

 

Last Day Deaf

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

I love to create atmospheres where people can chill out and have space to think. We all have such busy lives these days, it is really important to relax our minds so we can enable those dreams to come through.

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

There’s such a diverse platform where we can all discover music these days. Online, in games, in films even on YouTube. As a result we are exposed to many emerging genres and ideas. The experience is truly amazing.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

Jean-Michel Jarre is probably the artist that started my love for synthesizers and electronic music.

 

New Order gave me such a different perspective to music creation away from the popular mainstream.

 

Kraftwerk allowed me to be different and quirky – exploring sounds and ideas without question.

 

Vangelis showed me how to create dreamscapes and flourish feeling.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody.

The melody isn’t the beginning of my creative process. I develop from a sound design idea, based on unique synthesis or sample mangling. It then transforms into a melody and a beat.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists.

I’m currently looking at working with some vocalists. It has been an amazing experience so far.

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

Dancing is so important for us to move and feel free with the music guiding us. I love music that tells a story, paints a feeling or designs an ideology. These songs become keepsakes to people, who cherish them for memories of time and place.

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Explain how you put instruments together.

I work with many hardware instruments in the studio. A lot of my work is by trial and error – combining gear with other gear that isn’t the usual marriage. I like to use synthesis and sampling to mangle my ideas further.

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Discuss the use of instrumentation as background music.

My biggest love is background music – I’m the background guy! No seriously, I’m in my element doing just instrumentation!

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Elaborate on how you develop your instrumentation.

I work with layering concepts. It has to fit with each other creating a stereoscape of spacial audio candy. The sounds merge and interact with each other to create a feeling, an emotion and a beat.

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Go into detail on the recording of this song.

I recorded ‘Forever’ in my studio here in Perth – called “The Geekery”. This is my place of creative process. It began as a jam session and recorded as I go. I then laid out the ideas in a DAW and mix / master from there. I have a fairly extensive amount of outboard and recording gear – I really like the sounds of certain mixers and pre-amps. It all adds to the overall feel.

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Discuss your sound.

I remember that I’d just purchased a new Moog synthesizer – and fell in love with it immediately.

 

The sound is grounded around some strong tones generated from the Moog. It has a purposeful, larger than life “analog” electronic sound.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Ranzee – derived from my name Ranz – not much more than that!

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

‘Forever’ is about wishing things to last on and never end. The song is about love, a relationship with anything: a person, a thing, an idea. It represents our emphatic side to hold onto things and let them play out.

 

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Suspense Band – Beautiful Excuses

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Suspense Band – Beautiful Excuses

Suspense Band – Beautiful Excuses

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAND NAME: Suspense Band

 

SONG TITLE:  Beautiful Excuses

 

ALBUM TITLE: Suspense

 

RELEASE DATE:  13/12/2018

 

GENRE: Progressive Pop / Rock

 

 

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Hey, why don’t we do a concert with your songs? It was something like that Carlos Linhares said to his son Luã, in the middle of 2012, in the city of Belo Horizonte – Brazil.

 

It seemed like a good idea to the young songwriter, who then rescued those songs that were waiting for years to come out to the world.

 

The dream of the SUSPENSE Band was born, which today already aims the international public.

 

Since that first show, many new songs were created, mixing the audacity of Progressive Rock with the energy of Pop music, with a delicious jazzistic spice.

 

SUSPENSE has original songs with lyrics in English, full of synthesizer riffs, guitar solos and remarkable melodies.

 

In 2016 the band released the music of the song “Stranger Things”, inspired by the Netflix series.

 

In 2018, they released their first album, “Suspense”, that is available in all main digital streaming platforms.

 

In 2019, the band released the music video of the song “Beautiful Excuses.”

 

The unique sound of SUSPENSE Band comes from the compositions of the singer, keyboardist and music producer Luã Linhares.

 

The other members of the band, Luciano Soares (guitar and backing vocals), Carlos Linhares (bass) and Nelson Simões (drums) were members of the progressive rock band Arion that released an album in 2001 by the French label Musea, and opened international concerts, including the legendary Dutch band Focus.

 

Each song of the SUSPENSE Band is composed to be a unique work of art, original and complete. You could wonder how would be those songs based on these clues, but only by actually listening that the true spirit of the songs is revealed.

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Interview with Luã Linhares

(Singer, keyboardist and composer of SUSPENSE Band)

 

Discuss your singing ability.

I played keyboards since I was a kid, but in my teen years I started to want to sing.

 

 

At the beginning I was very bad in singing, and I received many bad feedback. “Keep just playing the keyboards” they said.

 

Well, I had this dream, so I didn’t stop, so I started taking classes on singing, and started a routine of doing vocal exercises every day.

 

Among the years, I think I got much better. Now, although I’m not where I want to be yet, I already receive a lot of compliments about my singing.

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Tell us the reason you want to sing.

I am very shy, and I think with music I can make myself noticed and heard. It’s my way of expressing myself in the best way I can.

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Tell us your most memorable live performance.

It’s always good to play to a lot of people, but the best moments are when people are close to you in a show and in the same vibe.

 

One of the most memorable live performances I remember was when we played in the university, a free event. The vibe was awesome, people were dancing and the stage was very close to the public… we were all in the same space, sharing happiness together.

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Discuss how you build your song.

There’s no pattern on how I begin. Ideas come from everywhere. Sometimes I listen to a new band and get inspired by that, sometimes I’m improvising at the instrument and the ideas come, and sometimes I’m walking in the street and I start to sing something, then I grab my phone and record it.

 

Then I start to build the arrangements idea, still with a “non-existent” kind of English language, while I still haven’t written the lyrics. Then I bring the idea to the band and we build the rest of the arrangement. Usually the lyrics are the last thing I finish.

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Tell us how you impress your fans with your music.

People here in Brazil sometimes get surprised “Are these songs really yours? So these songs aren’t covers?”

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Discuss the relevance of promotion to music business.

Today more than ever the band itself must do, at least in the beginning, all the tasks regarding other aspects of the career beyond the music itself. And we can’t just release a song and wait for the people to discover it. We must go there and find the people in the niches where they will like our music.

 

So there are some platforms that we are discovering that helps a lot in making it possible to reach potential fans. I hope we can make it right in this way.

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Tell us what you will do apart from music.

Music is in everything! Apart from the bands I work as music producer recording other artists and bands.

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List the names of the instruments you can play.

In the band I sing, play keyboards and acoustic guitar. But I know the basics of electric guitar, bass and drums also.

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Tell us if you have any music background.

I started making music since I was 9 years old. My father is a musician, so I was raised in a house full of instruments, musical inspirations and musical friends. Now I and my father are in the same band. He is the bassist of SUSPENSE Band.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist.

Don’t give up! You will hear a lot of “no’s” along the way. The success is not built on glamour, it is hard, constant work and discipline.

 

Study the bands you like, what makes their arrangements good. And try to think as a producer, look at your own band from an “outside” perspective, and make all the changes you think you need to reach your full potential. Life is short, so RUN for your dreams!

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Elaborate on melody and rhythm.

In the first years of the band, I realized my songs were very based on melody, but they were kind of ‘contemplative’, people who were watching weren’t moving their bodies.

 

So, at some point, I started worrying more about the rhythm, the groove too. So you can see that the songs in our album ‘Suspense’ that we released recently already have a lot of rhythm energy.

 

The song “Don’t Give Me Your Dreams” for instance, was composed and based on the dance movement, inspired by the Funk / Soul music.

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Tell us your future goals.

We want to keep growing and reaching people, connecting with fans, and travel a lot around the world doing tours. At the moment we are promoting our new album and trying to make it known here in Brazil and also in other countries.

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Share your music experience with us.

Music has always been present in my life. It’s the main way I make friends and learn life lessons until today.

 

It’s a universal language. If you stop to think, music doesn’t make sense rationally, but it moves our bodies and minds, and connects people in a way we can’t understand, but we can feel the power and emotion.

 

I want to feel that, live that, and use music to reach my dreams and know a lot of people and places.

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Tell us the most difficult part of recording.

The hardest part in recording the album was being the music producer of my own band.

 

When I am my own ‘client’, the work never stops, because I always want to try new things and I’m never satisfied.

 

So there was a point that we had to set a deadline to finally abandon the project and let it born!

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Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

Not keeping the routine of studies and exercises since the beginning.

 

I could be way further today if I had this discipline to make a good quality study a habit.

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Discuss the relevance of relatability of the lyrics to the listeners.

Song lyrics is a very strong way of keeping a message in the mind of the person forever.

 

So it’s very important to write a good message for the song.

 

I try to write things with meaning. Sometimes it’s a critic, sometimes it is a positive motivation, sometimes it is just expression of feelings, but it is never something I don’t want to say.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Beautiful Excuses’ is the first song of our album “Suspense”.

 

It expresses well our idea of making “Progressive Pop / Rock”.

 

It has elements of Pop music, with that EDM dancing beat, but it travels to many places and climates.

 

It goes from that indie vibe to a heavy rock vibe, and in the middle there’s a keyboard solo showing our prog influences.

 

I think if you enjoy this mixes of styles and genres, you probably will like “Beautiful Excuses” and the whole album.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

SUSPENSE, which is the name of the band and also the album, comes from being fans of suspense movies, thrillers and mystery.

 

It relates with the mysteries of life, the tension of the daily situations and also the shadows of our fantastic imagination.

 

One of the songs in the album, “Stranger Things” was based on the Netflix series, so it’s a reference of all this world of suspense…

 

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Chiemeri + Cuban Diva - Hater's Anthem

Chiemeri – Hater’s Anthem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiemeri + Cuban Diva - Hater's Anthem

Chiemeri + Cuban Diva – Hater’s Anthem

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Chiemeri + Cuban Diva

 

SONG TITLE: Hater’s Anthem

 

ALBUM TITLE: Hater’s Anthem ((Light ‘Em Up))

 

RELEASE DATE: February 2018

 

GENRE: Pop / Reggaeton

 

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Chiemeri is a Nigerian American songwriter and a classically trained vocalist, and choreographer (Ballet, Tapand Jazz).

 

Chiemeri is a Native Houstonian and has resided in Houston for a time.

 

Her music has taken her all over Texas and throughout the United States and also on an international level as well.

 

Chiemeri’s music has a media base on the “Urban AC” and “Pop” playlist.

 

She’s been featured in several magazines “The Hype Magazine” and “Meeko TV” to name a few.

 

One of the great things about Chiemeri is she is diverse with her music and draws in an eclectic demographic from youth to senior.

 

She was also given the honor of singing the National Anthem at Houston Stadiums for Home Games.

 

Besides her own music, she has featured with other well-known artists of the Houston area like Slim Thug (featured on songs with Beyonce and Gwen Stefani) and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s, Just Brittany.

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State your reason for choosing music as a career.

It’s my passion. The time I feel most alive is when I’m creating and performing music

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

I usually have the melody and lyrics hit me randomly and have to stop and write it down or record using my phone and then continue to work on it.

 

If I have the instrumental before the song is written, I instantly feel the emotion and mood of the song and start writing off of the emotion the music is giving me

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Top Afric

 

Virmedius

 

Hype Magazine

 

Meeko TV

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

I’m in the life coaching industry and love it. Have a fiancé and 2 girls and a loving family.

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Discuss your music career.

I’m back and more serious than ever. Creating Afro / Latino and R&B sounds.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name.

I was born with it. I am a Nigerian and my name is Igbo and it means “God has won.”

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List your favourite music videos with reasons.

‘Womanizer’ and ‘I’m A Slave 4 U’ by Britney Spears. I also like ‘Rhythm Nation’ by Janet Jackson. I’m a sucker for a good dance number.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

Life, love and music with a message – I like to make people think, especially about consequences.

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Tell us your experience on dealing with fans.

I’ve had the best experience with fans. Especially overseas! They are so sweet, supportive and excited for any new release – It’s been such an amazing feeling.

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

We decided to team up since we have been friends for so long.

 

I found a Nigerian producer and he had one track out of all his Afrobeat tracks that had this Afro / Latino sound. I had to have it. I reached out to Cuban Diva and the rest was history!

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Tell us your future projects.

“Dinero” will be the next single. It’s more urban sounding with Latin influence.

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

Lindsey & Brent DeKay

 

My mom, dad and siblings

 

Kim Pryor

 

Vanessa

 

And most of Nigeria!

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Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

I don’t mind it too much as long as the performer can actually sing live.

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

I was someone who was more of a fan of quality so it would take me a long time to release music. But now I’m kind of leaning towards quantity.

 

Releasing as much as possible more frequently without reducing the quality too much – Not every song has to have $1500 production. And I won’t even get into the video fees.

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

There is no comparison for me; I have to be successful in both in order to make the other thrive. So I love and do both.

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

I think it’s difficult because not every sound is the same, and every sound can’t be categorized.

 

Some songs are a blend of two sounds and yet we have to find a genre to make the music stores happy.

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State the genre you despise most with reason.

None – I love all music and I even write songs for all kinds of music genres even country.

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List your favourite movies with reasons.

A Bronx Tale – sweet film on young love

 

Friday – classic

 

Half Baked – because of Dave Chappelle!

 

Romy and Michelle‘s High School Reunion – super girly and fun

 

The Sound of Music – another classic

 

Glitter – I have an obsession with Mariah Carey.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

‘Hater’s Anthem’ is about ignoring the negativity and being too busy to put other people down.

 

A true boss is making moves and uplifting others. A reminder that success is the best revenge

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

Upcoming album is “On My Own” and it’s because I’m really doing it alone this time; no production deal, no management, no record label – it’s all me.

 

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