Justin Fancy - Long Time Comin’

Justin Fancy – Long Time Comin’

 

Justin Fancy - Long Time Comin’

Justin Fancy – Long Time Comin’

 

Artist Name:  Justin Fancy

 

Song Title: Long Time Comin’

 

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Justin Fancy is a homegrown east coast Canadian musician whose love for guitar was passed down to him from many influences including a beloved uncle at the tender age of 13.

 

Born and raised in Conception Bay South, Justin’s roots are firmly planted in the rocky Newfoundland soil with family hailing from Notre Dame Bay, specifically Change Islands and Fogo Island.

 

His passion to perform was cultivated during his summers spent in Lewisporte with family and friends, where his whimsical, musically inclined extended family would gather around him and his guitar and sing for hours.

 

Although he could play you just about any tune due to his phonological memory, Justin’s major musical influences lay primary in country and western musical genres, where the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones, The Eagles, and Alan Jackson have inspired his personal songwriting.

 

 

His genuine demeanor and musical talents landed him a spot in Canadian Idol’s top 200 in 2008 and traveled to Toronto to compete with Canada’s best. This was a defining moment in his music career, which catapulted him to earnestly pursue a career in music.

 

Later that year, he started entertaining and singing all over Newfoundland and became a desirable man in George Street pubs and around the city.

 

When he landed a contract to perform on the Marine Atlantic Ferry in 2010, he met Gord Cormier, a music industry veteran who was kind enough to take Justin under his wing. He is forever grateful for the valuable insight and mentorship Gord has provided him over the years. That same year, Justin got his first taste of radio play with the release of his rendition of “Colleen Malone,” which still receives airtime today.

 

As an innate collaborator, Justin has been an integral part of several musical groups. After Canadian Idol, himself and 3 other contestants joined to form Caught in the Act, which toured Newfoundland for 2 years before pursuing individual careers.

 

 

Justin also had traditional Newfoundland and Irish roots and in 2014, himself and a good friend, John Dale, formed Eastern Passage, which released a debut album that same year. Their album was nominated for the Celtic/Traditional Album of the Year by MusicNL in 2015. Justin wrote one of the featured singles, “The Tide”, which is still played on the radio today. He also engineered and produced this album with bandmate, Steve Oakley.

 

His latest venture focuses on recording his first solo country album, which will include all original music and compositions. This project will highlight his lived experiences and feature songs he has written over the years.

 

All in all, Justin has had a longstanding, vested interest in the music industry. He is a well-connected and well-rounded individual who has turned his passion for singing and playing into an established career. His journey has been marked by music makers and storytellers who share his commitment to his craft.

 

His young daughter, Kayleigh, is an endless source of support and motivation, as well as inspiration to his music.

 

TOnX and Poetics - Veneno

TOnX and Poetics – Veneno

 

TOnX and Poetics - Veneno

TOnX and Poetics – Veneno

 

Artist Name:  TOnX and Poetics

 

Song Title:  Veneno

 

Release Date:  01-03-2020

 

 

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‘Veneno’ is the newly released single by TOnX and Poetics. A song that will get you moving with hints of reggaeton grooves, trap elements, and provocative lyrics.

 

The song lyrics are written/performed by Stephen Clarke (Poetics), and the production put together by Roberto Joshua Molina (RJ), and Matthew Enrrique Molina (Mateo).

 

RJ and Mateo form a producer duo, TOnX (pronounced as tonics) and are the next up and coming hit producers!

 

TOnX are of Salvadorean descent and Poetics of Trinidadian/Venezuelen descent.

 

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TOnX (pronounced as ‘tonics’) producer duo from Toronto, Canada.

 

Our names are Roberto Joshua Molina (RJ) and Matthew Enrrique Molina (Mateo). We are two Salvadorian-Canadians brothers and music runs in our blood. As musicians, we like to incorporate our Latin background in our music and at the same time keep it urban.

The Rebel Heart Band - Light the Fire

The Rebel Heart Band – Light the Fire

 

The Rebel Heart Band - Light the Fire

The Rebel Heart Band – Light the Fire

 

 

Artist Name:  The Rebel Heart Band

 

Song Title:  Light the Fire

 

Release Date:  09-27-2019

 

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Rebel Heart is a rock band hailing from the Independent Republic of Vancouver Island whose sound is an unapologetic jump in the air for fans of classic Rock Music.

 

Staking out a wide territory in the classic rock genre, with a sensibility that only time could bring to their music, the songs are a blend of the social commentary of Steve Earl combined with the wry humour of Warren Zevon.

 

Yuk Fu (Album) was released in September 2018. The response to the album has exceeded the band’s wildest expectations. The album has received national and international attention with radio stations in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

 

Lyrics:

Take a chance

Just let go

Don’t hold back

Seek

and you will find

That passion that lies inside

Time slips away, and you never get it back

Don’t wait till it’s too late to light that hidden flame

 

CHORUS: Light that fire… x 4

 

You will find

When you let go

Fears gone cold

Believe in the power of bold

Testify with your inner soul

Take what is given coming from on high

Count it as a blessing as you live your live on fire

 

CHORUS: Light that fire… x 4

 

Take these walls around you and burn them to the ground

What rises from the ashes is who you are unbound

 

CHORUS: Light that fire… x 4

 

Ella Eyre - New Me

Ella Eyre – New Me

 

Ella Eyre - New Me

Ella Eyre – New Me

 

Artist Name:  Ella Eyre

 

Song Title:  New Me

 

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Ella Eyre brings to light an amazing video for the song entitled ‘New Me.’

 

The music video is high class and the colour grading is outstanding.

 

Excellent lighting enhances the clarity of the video.

 

Her performance is impressive, and the lyrics are deep.

 

Ella delights as she sings from the heart with her raw vocal.

 

Her delivery of words is exceptional.

 

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With a double platinum number one single under her belt, a BRIT Award, two MOBO Awards, two further platinum-selling singles, and a top 5 album, perhaps you’d expect Ella Eyre to rest on her laurels. You couldn’t be more wrong. The four years since her debut album, Feline, have taken Ella around the world on a mission to find herself both as a solo artist and as a person.

 

In the wake of her father’s sudden passing in 2017, she experimented with sounds in the US, found healing and limitless inspiration in her fatherland, Jamaica, and returned to London full of confidence and a hard drive bursting with hits.

 

As she’s grown and matured as an artist, so too have her ambitions. Hits are great but she’s now more interested in a long, stable career than she is about hitting the number one spot.

 

“It’s not about ‘Oh did you get into the top ten?’ anymore,” she says. “That was very much my mentality on the first album. Actually, longevity is what success means to me now -having the ability to do what I do for a really long time.”

 

Already an industry veteran and a much-loved star, her future in the pop pantheon seems secure. What she wants to do, more than anything else is perform these new tracks for her dedicated Eyre-heads.

 

“I really, really have missed that,” she sighs. “I can’t wait, especially now I love the music so much – there’s definitely a lot more fun in these tracks. It makes me smile when I listen to the music. And that’s how I know I’ve got it right.”

 

Video Credits

Director: Sophia Ray

Producer: Stephanie Paeplow

EP: Mayling Wong

Production Company: Partizan

DOP: Ben Todd

Production Designer: Lucy Cooper

Choreograper: Kimmy Taylor

Ella creative Director: Daisy Deane

Ella MUA: Kristina Theodoris

Ella Hair: Marcia Lee

Editor: Kit Wells @ Final Cut

Colourist: Jonny Thorpe

Post-production: Glassworks

 

Lyrics:

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

Didn’t have time when you knew me,

Why you tryna call like booty,

 

Take a step back and 180,

I could play you like you played me,

Really don’t care for it lately tho,

 

You need to change,

Your story babe,

Tell me you want to talk,

Not what you came here for,

 

This heart is closed,

That girl you know,

Don’t live behind that door,

Anymore,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin’,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Ella ain’t here for problems,

Left right left keep on walking,

Shoulda took care of your diamonds,

 

Gotta new phone,

Gotta new key,

Got my girlfriends,

and a new weave,

 

And I don’t do

What I use to,

When you call me,

Tryna come thru,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Funny you think you can come here,

Man I don’t miss your assumptions,

Never did care what I wanted,

 

Lemme just say you’re a kill joy,

Loving the sound of your own voice,

Think you talk smart but is just noise,

 

You need to change,

Your story babe,

Tell me you want to talk,

Not what you came here for,

 

This heart is closed,

That girl you know,

Don’t live behind that door,

Anymore,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin’,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Ella ain’t here for problems,

Left right left keep on walking,

Shoulda took care of your diamonds,

 

Gotta new phone,

Gotta new key,

Got my girlfriends,

and a new weave,

 

And I don’t do

What I use to,

When you call me,

Tryna come thru,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Not now never

Not now never

Not now never

Not never now

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin’,

Kinda got things to be doing,

 

Ella ain’t here for problems,

Left right left keep on walking,

Shoulda took care of your diamonds,

 

Gotta new phone,

Gotta new key,

Got my girlfriends,

and a new weave,

 

And I don’t do

What I use to,

When you call me,

Tryna come thru,

 

Ella ain’t here issa new me,

I don’t make time for you’re foolin,

Kinda got things to be doing,

Issa new new me issa new new me.

 

 

Jonas Brothers - What A Man Gotta Do

Jonas Brothers – What A Man Gotta Do

 

Jonas Brothers - What A Man Gotta Do

Jonas Brothers – What A Man Gotta Do

 

Artist Name:  Jonas Brothers

 

Song Title:  What A Man Gotta Do

 

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Jonas Brothers drop a fascinating music video for the song entitled ‘What A Man Gotta Do.’

 

The music video is captivating while their performance is great.

 

‘What A Man Gotta Do’ is memorable, and the lyrics are easy to grab.

 

The music video is appealing, and the instrumentation is driving.

 

The harmony between the vocals and instrumentation is perfect.

 

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The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music.

 

They earned three consecutive number one albums and sold-out shows throughout three continents. Selling over 17 million-plus albums with over 1 billion streams worldwide, they’ve achieved dozens of platinum and gold certifications.

 

Jonas Brothers notably received a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best New Artist,” garnered “Breakthrough Artist” at the American Music Awards, won Billboard’s “Eventful Fans’” Choice Award for “Best Concert Tour of the Year,” and took home a Mexican Grammy, showcasing their international influence.

 

The tremendous success of the band provided a launchpad for the successful and storied solo careers of Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas, who have kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion, until now.

 

The Jonas Brothers recently announced their highly anticipated return to music with new single, “Sucker.” The release of “Sucker” marks the band’s first original release in nearly six years, and debut under their new partnership with Republic Records.

 

Credits:

Video directed by Joseph Kahn

Video produced by Charleen Manca

 

Lyrics:

Cut my heart about one, two times

Don’t need to question the reason, I’m yours, I’m yours

I know the other lose a fight just to see you smile

‘Cause you got no flaws, no flaws

 

I’m not tryin’ to be your part-time lover

Sign me up for the full-time, I’m yours, all yours

 

So, what a man gotta do?

What a man gotta do?

To be totally locked up by you

What a man gotta say?

What a man gotta pray?

To be your last good night and your first good day

So, what a man gotta do?

What a man gotta do?

To be totally locked up by you

What a man gotta do?

What a man gotta prove?

To be totally locked up by you

 

You ain’t trying to be wasting time

On stupid people and cheap lines, I’m sure, I’m sure

So, I’d give a million dollars just to go grab me by the collar

And I’m gonna be lost, be lost

 

I’m not tryin’ to be your part-time lover

Sign me up for the full-time, I’m yours, I’m yours, woo!

 

So, what a man gotta do?

What a man gotta do?

To be totally locked up by you

What a man gotta say?

What a man gotta pray?

To be your last good night and your first good day

So, what a man gotta do?

What a man gotta do?

To be totally locked up by you

What a man gotta do?

What a man gotta prove?

To be totally locked up by you

 

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Tell me what a man gotta do?

 

So, what a man gotta do? (What a man gotta do?)

What a man gotta do? (What a man gotta do, yeah?)

To be totally locked up by you (Totally locked up by you)

What a man gotta say? (What a man gotta say?)

What a man gotta pray? (What a man gotta pray?)

To be your last good night and your first good day (Aay)

So, what a man gotta do? (What a man gotta do?)

What a man gotta do? (Woah)

To be totally locked up by you (Totally locked up by you)

What a man gotta do? (Hey, baby)

What a man gotta prove? (What a man gotta prove?)

To be totally locked up by you (Totally locked up by you)

 

 

Goodnight Suzie - Spinning Around

Goodnight Suzie – Spinning Around

 

Goodnight Suzie - Spinning Around

Goodnight Suzie – Spinning Around

 

ARTIST NAME:  Goodnight Suzie

 

SONG TITLE:  Spinning Around

 

ALBUM TITLE: Boombox

 

RELEASE DATE: March 30th, 2019

 

GENRE: Indi Pop (Acoustic)

 

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Goodnight Suzie is a hot new indie/pop band, featuring a husband and wife duo as lead vocalists. This music is contagious! The group was born out of the popular Seattle cover band “The Side Project”, and they are starting a new adventure with all new members!

 

Their debut album “Boombox” has up-tempo hand-clapping singalong pop tunes, and sweet emotional ballads.

 

The new band features a duo to 8-piece, depending on venue, with electric guitar, bass, percussion, violin, ukulele, and even a rocking organ organist/piano player.

 

Suzie and Ben say that artists such as Portugal. The Man, Colbie Caillat, Brandi Carlile, Benjamin Clementine, and Amos Lee were a few of their influences as they developed this new sound and style.

 

The two have had their music featured on shows such as “Dancing with The Stars” and have had their music broadcast in Starbucks locations across the U.S.

 

Together, they’ve performed thousands of concerts throughout the Pacific NW and beyond, and they are excited to bring you this new sound.

 

They have shared the stage with artists such as Vicci Martinez, Chasing Jane, Dulcinea Renee, Dax Johnson, The Beatnix, Gypsy Soul, and Grammy award winner Eric Tingstad.

 

Their debut album, Boombox, released on March 30, 2019.

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Discuss your recording experience with your producer.

Two Words!

 

Pre-Production. This saved us time and money

 

We all got together after the songs were mainly finished in a living room to take time to complete the song, get the beats per min and have everything ready to go by the time we reached the studio. Chelsi Lee Marie was also a great vocal coach and energy worker for each song during the recording process.

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Discuss what comes first and last while creating a song.

Getting the idea from the sky (usually in the shower) – recording that rough idea on the iPhone (super important) and lastly sending to get it mastered.

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

Stay true and treat it like a business. If you do not, then you won’t survive. Stay close to your faith. This is the only way we have a true compass.

 

Try everything and find the joy in everything you try.

 

 

Tons of character gets built while being venerable when sometime it would appear that no-one cares. The biggest advice is finding JOY always.

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Discuss your worse experience in the music business.

Having to be a cover band to survive is tough but I have always said, and I coin the phrase. “I’d rather sing a song than serve a plate” nothing wrong with seeing a plate I’ve done it but when you have a passion and gift it beats out the latter.

 

Our worst experiences have been bad judgment of overplaying, spreading ourselves too thin and letting us be pulled by people that just wanted us to be the party.

 

The whole feast and famine are a tough thing to juggle. Now at 38 years old, I’m finally learning to take care of myself without the guilt. Just say no if you need the rest. they will be fine without you! The world still goes on. 🙂

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Poorly at first! Then after many times you just learn they are not for you and make room for the ones that are. I always tell myself rejection is God’s protection.

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Tell us what you are doing to impact the people around you.

From what I have seen, we have inspired others to take leaps of faith of their own by being true to what we love and by being free. We live full time out of our truck and trailer and are free to go where we are rated to play music. We are going on year 4 this month! We go out of our way to make people’s nights by singing them a special song and getting to know them.

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Tell us the music that makes you happy.

Creative music makes us happy. We like the unusual chord changes and admire unique artists.

 

Benjamin Clementine, Billie Eilish is really interesting right now and we actually just watched for the first time ever “A hard day’s Night” movie by the Beatles. I’m a big Karen Carpenter fan, Love Eva Cassidy. We are big fans of Amos Lee, Tori Amos, Chris Stapleton, Feist.

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Tell us how you make instrumentation to your song.

Strum through the chords/piano or guitar first then pick out some lead lines to add melodies later.

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Tell us how you feel when you sing, and your fans sing along to your song.

Well sometimes I get nervous that I’ll forget a lyric that we wrote, and they won’t. Of course, it’s the greatest feeling of being known.

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Tell us the goals you aim to achieve when creating a song.

Right now, it’s the heart sometimes it’s the singalong factor but to have both of those in one song is the ultimate song for sure.

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Tell us your approach to writing.

It’s the hardest thing to do the discipline side. I put it on our calendar and to-do list. Sometimes it comes in a spontaneous way but mostly we make ourselves have sessions and lately we have been writing with Grammy Winner Eric Tingstad. Helps to have a 3rd person in addition to Ben and me since we are married 14 years and life can blur in the days

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Tell us how you plan to develop a unique music style.

Keep coming up with fresh ideas. My latest idea is to grab a quartet and beatboxer for a song and see what happens.

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Tell us how to record a song. 

We left this part up to our producer and engineer.

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Tell us if you are collaborating with other songwriters or you write alone.

As mentioned before yes on collabs and sometimes alone. 🙂

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Discuss your experience with fans.

They have become like family. Their support over the years is the main reason we can keep going. It’s a precious special relationship that has a fate and manifestation quality that only music can do.

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Tell us what you know about booking gigs and shows.

I started out as our booker and I enjoy it, so I’ve been good at it, however, I really love that we have multiple other agents that help fill the calendar through the year and am more than happy to pay the 10-15% because I know the work that goes in. When we are super busy, I can usually pass it along and if we are slower, I take it on myself as part of the day job.

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Tell us if you consider a song placement in TV or Film.

Heck yes!!! and we are working right now with Jon Delange of http://www.tinderboxmusic.com actually today shopping to cable television the album Boombox. I have had a cover song of ours on Dancing with The Stars and SYTYCD. So, I know the power of that media. We have also recently been to the Durango Song group learning about licensing and publishing.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Spinning Around’ is about dreaming but being stuck. Distractions were keeping us away from our joy. New awakenings on the road of #Trailerlife have opened the doors along with life coaching and higher power-seeking.

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

We have played 200 shows (mainly cover shows) a year for over a decade. At the end of the night, fans would say “It was a good night Suzie” I would struggle with going to bed and being wound up having wine and so then it was a different tone of “goodnight Suzie”

 

It’s a homage to a bit of the Jekyll and Hyde in us all 🙂

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Ekat Bork - Shamania

Ekat Bork – Shamania

 

Ekat Bork - Shamania

Ekat Bork – Shamania

 

Artist Name:  Ekat Bork

 

Song Title:  Shamania

 

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Ekat Bork unveils a powerful visual for the song entitled ‘Shamania.’

 

Ekat thrills with uniqueness in musical work.

 

The visual is also one of a kind.

 

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Ekat Bork plays with great energy and communicative power, her energy on stage can turn even a small concert hall into an unforgettable event.

 

The diversity in her music is intriguing Ekat Bork is creating her very own introspective electronic music.

 

Ekat Bork, eclectic Swiss artist of Siberian origins, continually breaks boundaries in every aspect of her life.

 

As an alternative electronic artist, she uses a combination of unique sounds and visuals to rupture societal norms.

 

Ekat expresses herself by writing music, lyrics, arrangements and by directing and editing her music videos.

 

Ekat Bork recorded two challenging, uncompromising albums, “VERAMELLIOUS” and “YASДYES” highly appreciated by the public and by the international critics.

 

Ekat performed over 100 concerts in Europe and she reached the most important stages in Switzerland and the swiss national television.

 

In late 2017 “KONTROL”, an EP of vast electronic atmospheres emerged.

 

In 2018, she embarks on her Solo EU and INDIA Tour.

 

In May 2019 Ekat Bork was nominated, in the electronic music category, Swiss Live Talent for Awards.

 

Her new video-single “SHAMANIA” introduces the upcoming Album “EKAT.”

 

Credits:

Director: Marco Carlos Cordaro

Editing: Marco Carlos Cordaro/ Ekat Bork

Production : GinkhoBox , Silvio Cattaneo

 

 

Actor: Chris Badjang

Extra: Ekat Bork

Bodypaint & costumes: Emanuele Borello

Camera: Simone Forti

Assistant: Silvio Cattaneo , Fabrizio Airaghi

Hair dresser: Gabriele Valente

Studio assistant: Davide Fascetta

 

Location: Monochrome studios, Milan

 

Lyrics:

When I was blinded

When I was stupid

Could I pray?

Who should I pray to?

I asked my tablet

My on-line shaman

Set me free

Epiphany

 

Tick- tock tick tock

Slave of technology

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Tied to chronology

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Down on your knees and.. pray

 

Tick- tock tick tock

Instagram Whatsapp

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Netflix claptrap

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Down on your knees and.. pray

 

Living your popcorn life in the cinema

Technicolor love at the back of the cinema

Digital insanity is caught in the camera

 

Tick-tock tick-tock

Down on your knees boy

 

Am I at war?

Is this a war?

I’m not so easy

Let’s take Brindisi

 

Mama told me that I don’t have to rush

It is enough that I am living too much

I’m electricity

Connect internally

I live in binary

Binary

Algorithm maths

 

Tick- tock tick tock

Live by the battery

Tick- tock- tick- tock

FitBit flattery

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Down on your knees and pray

 

Tick- tock tick tock

Bow to the X-Box

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Fuck like (sleep with) a sex bot

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Down on your knees boy

 

You’ve been

 

Living your wi-fi life on diazepam

Technicolor dreams getting lost in your glam spam

Physical reality is live on Amazon

Primetime box sets streamed to your brain

 

Get the Satan far behind me

I can live without temptation

Leave it to me

Whatever, leave it to me

 

Maybe I will google a pair of new shoes…

 

Hey!

 

Tick- tock tick tock

Instagram Whatsapp

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Netflix claptrap

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Down on your knees and.. pray

Tick- tock tick tock

Slave of technology

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Tied to chronology

Tick- tock- tick- tock

Down on your knees boy

 

Living your popcorn life in the cinema

Technicolor love at the back of the cinema

A family of idiots is living on Amazon Prime

Tick-tock cranked up on Pokemon

 

 

Cliff Beach + The MB's - Confident

Cliff Beach + The MB’s – Confident

 

Cliff Beach + The MB's - Confident

Cliff Beach + The MB’s – Confident

 

Artist’s Name: Cliff Beach + The MB’s

 

ARTIST NAME:   Cliff Beach + The MB’s

 

SONG TITLE:   Confident (Featuring The MB’s)

 

ALBUM TITLE: Confident (Featuring The MB’s)

 

RELEASE DATE: 5-10-19

 

GENRE: Funk/Soul

 

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Funk music artist Cliff Beach has been performing live for more than 16 years in Los Angeles.

 

The Berklee-trained singer/songwriter/keyboardist and DC native has created a style of music he coins as “Nu-funk”, a hybrid of soul, traditional R&B, funk and neo-soul which he performs regularly throughout Southern California.

 

In 2013, Cliff released the highly anticipated “Who the Funk is Cliff Beach?” EP, independently, which was nominated for three LA Music Awards including “Record of the Year” and one Hollywood Music in Media award.

 

Cliff also received national press in a featured live review in Music Connection Magazine in November 2013 and was a featured performer at TEDx Napa Valley in March 2014.

 

Cliff’s last album entitled “The Gospel According to Cliff Beach,” which was nominated for an Independent Music Award (Funk/Fusion Jam Album); winner of 2 Global Music Awards.

 

Cliff is a voting Member of NARAS, a Songwriter and Publisher with BMI and an award-winning member of Toastmasters International. Booking by Definitive Talents worldwide. Distribution by California Soul Music. Endorsed by TC Helicon and Nord Keyboards.

 

His latest single “Confident” has won the John Lennon songwriting contest grand prize for R&B and a Global Music Award. It was featured in Relix Magazine September Cd sampler and is currently on the Spotify All Funked Up and Funk Drive playlists with over 215k streams and counting. Cliff also has a monthly residency at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica, California.

 

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Cliff Beach single “Confident” Grand Prize Winner in R&B for John Lennon Songwriting Competition Session.

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Cliff Beach is very pleased to announce that his latest single, “Confident” is a Grand Prize Winner in the R&B category for the John Lennon Songwriting Competition Session 1.

 

Beach explains on making the single “It’s funny, the MB’s saw me play a house concert in Topanga 10 years ago when they were teenagers, then we reconnected when we were both recording at Killion Sound with Sergio Rios from Orgone.

 

We decided to play a show together which led to making a record. I love when life happens organically that way, the vintage funk/soul world is quite small in LA.

 

When Lito from the group said he had some rare James Brown 45s I knew we were gonna be good friends.

 

The song for me was almost a throw away track when I made the demo in GarageBand. I thought it might be perceived as “cheesy”. But once we started laying down the actual basic tracks with the MB’s rhythm section I was “confident” it was going to be great.”

 

A voting member of NARAS, a songwriter and publisher with BMI, and an award-winning member of Toastmasters International, the Berklee-trained singer/songwriter/keyboardist and DC native Beach has created a style of music he coins “Nu-funk”.

 

In his fifteen years as a writer, Beach has won two Silver Medal Global Music Awards, and been nominated for three LA Music Awards, one Hollywood Music in Media Award, and one Independent Music Award.

 

His previous album The Gospel According to Cliff Beach pays tribute to his roots in Gospel music. The album brought to him his nomination for an Independent Music Award for “Best Funk/ Fusion /Jam” category and a Global Music Award win.

 

Beach was born into a family with strong musical roots, grew up playing in the church and sang regularly at home to entertain members of his family.

 

His musical journey flourished once he ventured from his home town of Washington, DC to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

 

After graduating in 2002, he relocated and set his sights on conquering Los Angeles with his band, The Moon Crickets. The group released two independent albums; a self-titled debut LP 2006 followed by The Moon Crickets: Live at Universal City Walk in 2007.

 

The group quickly disbanded in late 2007, and at that time Beach embarked on a series of tours on Holland America Cruise Lines.

 

Upon returning to Los Angeles, he refocused his energy on playing solo shows, doing some studio recordings and hosting writing sessions with other local artists and producers.

 

In 2013 Beach released a solo EP, Who the Funk is Cliff Beach? mastered by good friend Peter Rocks (Of Montreal, Lupe Fiasco).

 

In 2014, Beach headlined “Target Sundays” at the California African American Museum for Black History Month, as well as their “July 4th Extravaganza”, and was a featured musical act at “TEDX Napa Valley.” In the fall of that year he released the Stripped Down and Unplugged” ep.

 

Beach has most recently recorded live for So Far Sounds LA and has a residency at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica.

 

His single “Confident” is currently on the Spotify All Funked Up and Funk Drive Playlists with over 133K streams, winner of a Global Music Award and featured on the September CD Sampler for Relix Magazine.

 

He is also endorsed by TC Helicon and Nord Keyboard, and released Live at Namm, from the Dynaudio Unheard Series this month.

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

Fans of my music has been overwhelming supportive of the latest songs.

 

They say it is rawer, and more vintage than ever. They are mostly male, and between 35-55, but with the success of Confident, being on multiple Spotify Playlists, it has opened more doors for more listeners to find us and know we exist.

 

Hearing from people that are not in my immediate circle of friends that they want me to come and play in their city, or they want to perform my music is a great honour.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

At the end of the day my favourite songs are passionate, emotional, and groove-oriented.

 

I listen to an eclectic mix of music, mostly funk, but I like dance, pop, electro, disco, some older country, classical, jazz, neo-soul and everything in between.

 

Most of the music I listen to and call my faves stem from the same American Root, the blues, gospel, traditional R&B, and rock n roll. If it has heart, feeling, and soul I am all over it.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance. 

Mark Ronson, After Uptown Funk, Pharrell Williams (Frontin,’ Happy, Shake it Fast), Timbaland with Magoo and Missy and others. I also love Babyface, Greg Kurstin from The Bird and The Bee.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Diane Warren, Burt Bacharach, & Paul Mcartney. I would love to also write with Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Gary Clark Jr. and Ceelo Green.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reasons.

I have really gotten into Disney plus and The Mandalorian. It is funny because I was not huge into Star Wars, but I have always had a soft spot for Yoda and now baby Yoda. I like how the story is almost independent of the other Star Wars so even if you knew nothing you could enjoy it. In many ways it is better than some of the movies, my only issue is that they don’t let you stream and binge all at once like Netflix.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

Breakup sadness. That then turn to bitter anger. That is my best songwriting mood. I don’t write when happy. My songs talk about getting over and getting even. They are cathartic in nature. I feel better after and others that hear it feel less alone.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success. 

Allen Toussaint wrote for Bonnie Raitt:

 

“What is success?

 

Is it do your own thing?

 

Or to join the rest

 

And if you truly believe it

 

And try over and over again

 

Living in hopes

 

That someday you’ll be in with the winners” I say it is to do your own thing, your own way, and if you can afford to wake up and do that as much as possible and sustain a life, and do what makes you happy, even if it doesn’t make you rich, and complete what you started, turning a dream into a reality then that is success.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

A lot of the Artist I would want to collaborate with are dead, but of those alive I would love to work with Usher, HER, Daniel Caesar, The Free Nationals, Anderson .Paak, Andre 3000, and Jacob Collier, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and John Legend.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time. 

I started performing very young at church when I was a kid. I was told as a teenager by a fellow church goer that I was not very good when I started, but now I sounded great! I am glad they waited to tell me when I was better, or I may have been discouraged and never reached my full potential.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

I try to come up with some chords, then a loose melody and then some initial lyrics. I am happy with a simple verse chorus. I usually show that to a few people or record an iPhone demo of it and then flesh out the rest within the next few days to a week.

 

I try not to labour too long on songs, though some have taken years to finish.

 

I enjoy collaborating with other songwriters as I think you get more ideas faster and it speeds up the process. I always tell them, we don’t have to put all our ideas in one song, we will write another one.

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound. 

I have always been a hybrid of my influences blended together, I like blended wines and blended whiskeys for this same reason. The best of all worlds. I think it is always an experiment, figuring out what works and what sticks, and after desegregation all genres started to fuse based on access.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Rejection therapy. You go out literally trying to ask for things, hoping people say No, and finding that many they say yes. It is the same way when dealing with fear. The more you confront it and face it the smaller it becomes.

 

I don’t always take rejection well, but you must shake the dust off your feet and keep it moving forward. All the greats were rejected from J.K. Rowling to Dr. Suess and look where they ended up. They didn’t want poor Rudolph until they needed him. They come back or you move on.

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.

It is hard wired into my DNA. I love to sing in its purest form, with a crowd or just to myself. I find it very soothing. I come from a huge extended family of singers. It is my one true self-expression, my one true love. I would do it for free. It is one of the things I like about myself. I was blessed with a gift and a talent and I must share it.

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Tell us the comparison between digital recording and analogue recording. 

I have been marrying the two. We have been recording to tape and then dumping into Pro Tools to finish digitally. I like the warmth of tape, but I like the ease of digital.

 

Again, the best of both worlds. Some people are purists. I can record strictly in digital and be OK with that too, I think the song dictates the sound and method.

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

I have a very simple approach. I am not the most technical person and leave that to my engineers, but I like to only record a few takes, and comp from that. I like to use as long from one take as possible. I try not to overthink it and want it to be as natural and organic as possible.

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Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.

Pro Tools. It has become the industry standard. I am sure, other systems are used in different aspects of the recording, mixing and mastering usually happen using Pro Tools.

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Discuss the selling of CDs and selling of digital files through digital stores. 

I sell my CDs and files using CD Baby to distribute to all the streaming platforms, but most of the physical CDs still sell through live shows.

 

People do not buy physical CDs as much, so it is exciting to see all the streams on Spotify. Primarily due to being added to their editorial playlists. Not sure how the algorithm decides what will make a playlist but I’m happy ‘Confident’ did.

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Elaborate on the song.

This song happened very organically. The MB’s from Mestizo Beat, wanted to work on a song together. I originally thought the song was kinda cheesy, but they loved it. I wanted to lyrically write something that explained how to “fake it until you make it.” I was not always confident, but being a performer, I have to exude that, even on the days I don’t feel it.

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

My artist name is my real name Cliff Beach, but people always think I made it up, since it is two, natural landforms. I was teased a lot about my last name growing up, but that is mostly because kids are stupid, but as an adult it never comes up. Go figure.

 

DYLI – 18+

DYLI – 18+

 

DYLI – 18+

DYLI – 18+

 

ARTIST NAME: DYLI

 

SONG TITLE: 18+

 

ALBUM TITLE: 18+

 

RELEASE DATE: January 17th, 2020

 

GENRE: R&B

 

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A Stockton, California native, DYLI has deep hometown roots. Her parents own a local Northern California bar where DYLI’s tunes are featured on the jukebox. When in town, DYLI often plays showcases in local cafés with her sister, fellow recording artist CALYN. Indeed, DYLI has been a part of this community as a singer, songwriter, and musician her entire life.

 

DYLI released her first single “Weekend” on Spotify when she was just 13-years old. To date, this song has been streamed over 100,000 times.

 

She has since gone on to record two albums and has recently worked with Canadian rapper, Madchild.

 

The legendary Hurley studios (home to Bad Religion and The Sounds) recently featured DYLI performing a live acoustic version of Cherry Coke taken from her latest album.

 

DYLI’s upcoming album has been greeted with great acclaim. This past March, she showcased songs from the album for her fans at the SXSW Music4Miles Spirit Airlines event in Austin, Texas under the musical direction of drummer Fabian Egger, who has worked with Adam Levine and Big Sean, among others. Her show was choreographed by Cedric Botelho, who has worked with Christina Milian, Jojo, Florida, just to name a few.

 

DYLI writes and releases her music under her own label, DaliO Music, Inc. She continues to cultivate fans from all walks of life that identify with her powerful, insightful, and youthful messages.

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

With my last release 2312, I got tons of positive feedback. It’s such an amazing feeling knowing people like and appreciate my music for being such a small independent artist.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

I take in everything when it comes to music. Though I don’t produce or engineer, I listen to everything from lyrics, to production, to even the volumes of certain elements of a song. I love tons of music so it’s not hard to find something I like.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

If I was given the opportunity, I’d love to work with London On Da Track. His production with Summer Walkers album “Over It’ is beautiful to me.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

I love so many artists who write. SZA is one of my favourite lyricists by far. I’d love an opportunity to work with her eventually.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

It’s an honest tie between South Park and Rick and Morty. They match my sense of humour to a T. It’s all I watch on TV.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

When writing, I love to be alone. I come up with my best work when I’m relaxed and in my own head. No natural light, nobody else with me.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

There are so many people who I look up to for success. From H.E.R to Billie Eilish to Taylor Swift, I love to see artist making the right moves and studying their work.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

I love so many artists; it’s difficult to choose. Jhene Aiko or Khalid are at the top of my list for sure. I’d also love to do a song with Trippie Redd, being that he is my favourite artist.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

The first time I went to the studio I was 11 years old. Looking back, it was crazy how young and clueless I was. I have never felt the amount of anxiety I felt that day. Recording in the booth is like being in a giant fishbowl, being judged from everybody outside. I couldn’t hear a word they were saying unless they were talking into my headphones, and I’m pretty sure I wanted to cry more than I wanted to sing. Though it was nerve-wracking at the time, that experience took me out of my comfort zone. Without that, I wouldn’t be who I am, not just as an artist but also as a person.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

When writing, I always start with a lyric or phrase I like, then I add melodies second. I typically write songs before I have a track, usually to YouTube beats, then the rest falls into place after.

 

I’m pretty picky with tracks I get from my producers. I can record a song if the track does not connect to me the way the lyrics do.

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.

That’s what being creative is. Anyone can put words on paper or music to a track, but how are you different? Experimenting with sounds or blending genres is how you find yourself. Taking something that’s been done and adding your own twist is what makes new things so great. It can be the smallest things like the feeling in your voice, to something as big as creating a new genre. Being different is key.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

I won’t front and say I don’t care because rejection sucks, but I need it. We all do.

 

Overall, I take it constructively and with a grain of salt. It motivates me to set higher goals, because I love proving people wrong, but putting something you create out to the public isn’t an easy thing to do. I don’t lose sleep over it, but I find it lingering occasionally.

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.

I love to sing almost too much. At this point I feel like it’s not even a choice anymore, my body just can’t resist. It’s like a drug to me. I sing anything literally anywhere. Whether I’m in or out of key, I can’t help myself, so I figured I’d try and make a career out of it.

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

I typically record on a studio mic, whether it’s in a booth or someone’s house. It’s a very repetitive process because I find myself growing more and more picky, pertaining to the people I work with. It’s so worth it in the end.

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Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.

Both producers I work with use Pro Tools.

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Discuss the selling of CDs and selling of digital files through digital stores.

I love the classic CD or Vinyl, but digital streams are so important. Streaming platforms like Apple Music, Soundcloud, Spotify, and YouTube are great ways for artists to share their music. I’m grateful to live in an age where sharing music is as easy as going online and clicking send.

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Elaborate on the song.

18+ is about the one special person everybody has in their life, whether it be their first boyfriend, first love, first crush, etc. No matter how hard you try that person will always have a special place in your heart.

 

The first phrase in the hook, “let’s make love for lost time baby” is not really about sex, but about taking yourself back to a time when nothing else mattered and living numb in that moment.

 

The song is meant to tell a story, something you can visualize and relate to. A perfect line between heartfelt and scandalous, 18+ is a peek into a weak heart, to be determined however you chose.

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

My artist’s name was originally my nickname as a young child. My full name is Dylan but growing up everyone in my family called me Dyli.

 

When I had the opportunity to record in the studio for the first time, we didn’t know what we wanted my artist name to be. It felt right to stick with my nickname. 🙂

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We Three - Machine

We Three – Machine

 

We Three - Machine

We Three – Machine

 

Artist Name:  We Three

 

Song Title:  Machine

 

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We Three bring to light an amazing video for the song entitled ‘Machine.’

 

We Three thrill with symphonic-vocals while the powerful instrumentation brings the best out of the song.

 

The song is catchy while the video is captivating.

 

The lighting is outstanding, and the colour grading is noteworthy.

 

The group delights with an impressive performance.

 

The lyrics are relatable and the songwriting is remarkable.

 

LYRICS:

Cigarettes in the ashtray

And sleeping through the afternoon

Still don’t wanna stay at your place

Cause you always think

I leave too soon

I’m not the type to fit in,

I’m not the type to stand out

I know you wish

I’d see it your way

And there’s days

I wish that I did too

I’m kinda thinking

I should go now

I can feel it heating up

Just thinking bout it gets me nervous

Damn it’s just too hot to touch

I don’t wanna be a part of your x4 machine

I don’t wanna be a part of your x4 machine

I don’t wanna show you my face

Cause you’ll just wanna change it too

From lips to my eyelids

 

More!

A year after their semi-final on AGT, We Three are working as hard as ever and are thrilled to announce the release of a new EP called “WE’RE ALL MESSED UP…But It’s OK.”

 

With dramatic visuals, this new record plots the evolving course of these talented siblings with 5 self-penned songs that are saturated in hooks, provocative to the senses and passionate to the core.

 

The next single taken from the EP is the infectious powerhouse “MACHINE” which was once again mixed by Grammy-winning mixer Ruadhri Cushnan (Ed Sheeran/Coldplay).

 

Touched by the overwhelming responses from audiences they met on their 35 date National Lifeline Tour, the band wanted a theme for the EP and they chose the difficult issue of suicide as is highlighted by the haunting song ‘SARA’. Their message is simple. Sharing is caring and further illustrates the theme from their last hit ‘Lifeline’ …” We’re just trying to be real…”