Mórtola

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

My name is Victoria Mórtola, I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 23rd of July 1990. Ever since I could remember, I was fascinated by music, and I taught myself how to play guitar around the age of 13, mainly for being able to compose. I grew up listening almost exclusively to The Beatles, since my dad is a big fan of them, and later on, thanks to the internet, I started exploring lots of genres that began shaping my music taste.

  

 

Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

It wasn’t until 2012 that I had my first band, an all-girl riot grrrl band, Kill All Hipsters, where I played guitar and bass, as well as singing. We played all over Buenos Aires, and toured in Argentina, as well as Chile and Uruguay.

With two of the girls from this project, we also had a garage rock band, Zep Tepi & The Boy From Venus, where I played second guitar.

The last project I was involved in in Buenos Aires – and that continues in London, is an electronic duo, The Dildos, which also toured in Argentina and Chile.

For the riot grrrl band, our sound was quite similar to a mixture between Bikini Kill, Blouse, Hole, and an overall 90s grunge blended with a post-punk vibe.

 

    

Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My genre has now evolved to a more dreamy, shoegaze style. I have been immersed in the Twin Peaks world for the past year – watching it for the third time, waiting for the 3rd Season – and I think that influenced the EP, especially in songs like Swan.

The idea behind the video was actually crafted by the visual artist Francisco Román (https://www.behance.net/franoroman), who was also in charge of the artwork of the EP, and the single “Alive”. He has a dark and intriguing style that I believed blended perfectly with my music.

   

 

Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

As a solo artist, I have just started, and I haven’t been around for so long to have experienced what I did with my previous bands.

  

 

Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director and how the music video was shot.

I don’t have any band members yet. The mixing, mastering and co-production was made by Santiago de Simone, 7AM Mixing (http://www.santiagodesimone.com.ar)

  

 

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

I had my first band in 2012, so it’s been 5 years now. My future goal is just to continue recording and playing, hoping to evolve both musically and skill wise.

  

 

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

It could be anything, from a feeling to something I read, to something I dread or wish to happen.

  

 

Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

 If I knew, I would have made a hit song by now.

   

 

Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

“Hey, thanks for listening”? I guess. I’m happy just to have some fans out there 😊

  

             

Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

I am still an upcoming artist and it would be hypocritical of me to give advice at this stage!

  

 

List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

At the moment, the only blog that has shared my EP so far is Rocktails, from Argentina: http://www.rocktails.tv

  

 

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

Most of the time I just have a melody going on in my head. I record it on my phone, or wherever, and then I record it at home in my “studio”. The lyrics most of the time are improvised gibberish that I then polish and try to make sense out of what my unconscious was trying to say. 

  

 

Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols.

Just one, Paul McCartney.

 

  

Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

In fairness, I haven’t asked any artist to collaborate on my record. But I did collaborate with Pablo Neptuno, and quite recently with Los Pencales.

 

  

Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

https://www.facebook.com/mortolamortolamortola/

https://www.instagram.com/_mortola_/

 

 

Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/49OOssI0Fhu58QkCkhz0Fp

https://mortola.bandcamp.com

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mortola/id1056745975

 

 

Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Any day can be the happiest or the saddest and it’s just a matter of perspective.

SCRUB and ACE HA

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

SCRUB (Adam Estep 3/26/81) and ACE HA (Ace List 11/27/76), United States. Scrub was raised in rural Missouri, born in a primitive log cabin to hippy parents. Ace was raised in Bloomington, IN in a working-class family. Both Scrub and Ace fell in love with skateboarding, punk rock and hip hop at a very early age and shared those influences with the eventually met decades later.

  

 

Tell us how you start your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Scrub has been writing, recording and performing for more than a decade and has shared stages with Atmosphere, DJ Swamp, Nappy Roots, JC Brooks, Macy Gray, Blueprint, The Cool Kids, Brother Ali, Prof, Louis Logic, The Palmer Squares and many more. Raised on blues and soul music, Scrub gravitates towards funky, melodic soundscapes perfect for his complex rhyme style.

Ace began producing for several groups including the Thundacats in Indiana before forming the group Maddwest with the emcee Branimal. The duo was signed to 2k Sounds, a division of Universal and released one album on the label. Since then Ace has produced for Rock Mafia, Jarren Benton, American Idol, and scores of film and television projects.

Scrub and Ace Ha were introduced three years ago by a mutual friend and they composed a song for upcoming film. They project went so well, the two decided to begin working together exclusively and the rest is history.

 

  

Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

Sneaker Tweaker is a classic lighthearted hip hop song in the vein of Slick Rick or The Pharcyde. The song delves into the world of shoes, looking at the characters behind sneakers, Crocs, sandals, Jordans, flip flops, exclusives, classics and more. The hilarious video follows the shoe ‘plug’, who serves as the source for rare shoes – and the shoe ‘salesman’, willing to sell his product to anyone, including Jesus and the Devil!

  

Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Scrub and Ace Ha’s debut video, Anita Ride, opened many doors for the duo in 2016. The video was featured in Foot Locker stores worldwide and aired on H2o Television NYC, IndiMusicTV, California Music Channel, Video Hits NY, Taste TV, ClubCom Network, SmashVision, DailyMotion, Music Inner City, HipHopCanada, Video Diversity, ScreenPlay, Zuus Media, YesterdaysNothing, HipHopVideoWorld, ArtistRack, PCMusic Canada, VideoDetective, BaebleMusic, AllBayMusic, Hip-HopVibe, GodsOfRap and more.

Scrub and Ace Ha followed up Anita Ride with Plastic Rock, a five-part video series where the duo flips classic rock anthems into something entirely new. The series has been featured in Ghettoblaster Magazine, All Access Music, Musical Notes Global, Garden State Hip Hop, Locash Magazine, Kill The Music and Concert Crap.

 

  

 

Tell us about other members of your band, crew or music video director and how the music video was shot.

The Sneaker Tweaker video was directed by Calvin Tigre, a young director from St. Louis, MO known for his work with Sofar Sounds, Team Backpack and the Gaslight Sessions.

 

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

We are very fortunate to have had so many awesome experiences already in the music industry and we’ve each worked with many different groups and lineups. Working now as a duo with such powerful chemistry, we are having the time of our lives cranking out new songs and videos and we have no plans of slowing down.

   

 

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

Music has been Scrub and Ace Ha’s profession and sole focus for so long, the two wouldn’t know how to stop. Their humble beginnings taught them to never let a lack of resources stand in your way. They’ve made magic from thin air over the years so it has only gotten easier for the duo to write and record at a prolific pace.

   

 

Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Ha, wish we knew! But no question things must be melodic, memorable, relatable and honest. And less is almost always more.

   

 

Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

We’re very grateful for all the people who’ve supported using the past and continue to do so. We are trying to have as much damn fun as possible while we have the mic, and hope to encourage others to explore their own creativity.

  

 

Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Know your goals. Once you have very specific idea of where you would like to go as an artist, you can take concrete steps toward making that a reality. Broad, vague goals make it very difficult to know where to focus your energy.

Acting Natural – Pairadice

 

 

 

ACTING NATURAL lead singer and guitarist Eric Carnevale, bass guitarist/vocalist James David Maney, and drummer/vocalist Jesse Leonard are filled by a common enthusiasm for bringing back the legitimacy of crude Rock and Roll music. Their new ACTING NATURAL EP is a dazzling presentation that demonstrates they have adjusted their immovable devotion to making quality music with a unique sound. The ACTING NATURAL EP was released worldwide on September 22, 2017, trailed by a physical CD release on October 20, 2017. Coinciding with the digital release, ACTING NATURAL attended the iHeartMusic Festival on September 22 in Las Vegas, NV.
ACTING NATURAL released their first single “Pairadice” and the reaction was inconceivable, achieving #1 on the Top 5 Most Added and reached #9 on the FMQB A/C Chart. ACTING NATURAL’s one of a kind sound is centered around energy and strong musicianship, and their motivations extend from unbelievable specialists of the over a significant time span, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles, just to name the few.

This youthful trio, based out of New York City, and each a multi-instrumentalist with refreshingly sensible demeanors, began their voyage together at the period of only 13 years of age. They started composing and recording unique material not long after,making a crisp sound with Rock and Roll roots and present day vibes. Singing three-section harmonies, their particular mix of music and verses is drawn from individual motivations and encounters, enabling the band to be completely expressive and inventive in their songwriting. The band as of late re-situated to New York, and they are excited about what’s on the horizon.

Good companion/engineer Jim Morris, proprietor of Morrisound Recording in Tampa, FL, took a shot at the initial couple of tracks of the EP.

The sessions were loaded with critical minutes and solid endeavors from the entire gathering. Amid the chronicle procedure, they wound up composing a couple of pristine melodies in the studio, which prompted the written work and the recording being done all inside a similar session. The entire venture was a joint exertion, with JD playing some incredible bass, Jesse setting out the drums, and both fitting with Eric on lead vocals and guitar/piano/percussion. They worked all day and all night, now and again going straight during that time and just getting a few hours of rest between sessions.

Acting Natural essentially intends to normally be what you are. To be Aware, Awake, Able and Alive. The band’s creativity is natural. With their appealing on-stage chemistry and addictive melodies, ACTING NATURAL is sure about their capacity to leave an effect and associate with gatherings of people.

Despite the fact that the band’s essential classification is rock, their music figures out how to cross kinds and ages, pulling in individuals from all sides of the range and any ethnicity, from kids in their initial adolescents to grown-ups more than 60.

With developing reputation on the east drift, the band has their objectives set on increasing new mindfulness on a bigger stage, while consistently pushing Rock and Roll music forward as artists.

ACTING NATURAL endeavors to demonstrate that crude ability, desire, and trustworthiness can even now win in the present music industry.

http://www.actingnaturalmusic.com/

blvkkhvrt.- WYTTW

blvkkhvrt. (Pronounced black heart.) is a recording artist from El Paso, Texas. blvkkhvrt’s. first chart appearance was alongside companion Riot Ten back in 2012 on BeatPort. From that point forward, blvkkhvrt. has created and modified his sound to get the perfect harmony. In May of 2016, blvkkhvrt. released a collection known as “The Reboot EP”. The EP comprised of just 3 songs. Every song’s sole reason for existing was to demonstrate the distinctive feelings, and their branches, inside him; adoring, lost and certainty. With help from Riot Ten and other popular specialists, the EP has reached over 25k streams online within the first trimester and has kept on increasing since.

In January, 2017, blvkkhvrt. released another joint effort with Riot Ten titled “Missing You”. Which was released through the label BredNButter. Soon after the release of the collaboration, blvkkhvrt. released a solo single titled “Top LiNE”. Since the arrival of “ToP LiNE” and “Missing You”, blvkkhvrt. has been getting acknowledgment over the web. From various blog and website highlights to podcasts and radio play. With the unfaltering slope since “The Reboot”, there is no uncertainty a noteworthy leap forward is sooner rather than later.

MOBS – Say Anything

In the space of a year Melbourne four-piece, MOBS, have bunkered down in the recording studio and built up a sound that to some degree places them in a comparative class to specialists like DNCE, MKTO, The Vamps, Sheppard and Last Dinosaurs – to name a few. Try not to rush to categorize the band however, as you’ll soon come to hear, the band have been caught up with testing and drawing sounds from a retro period, composing tunes from the point of view of the fundamental character of particular 80’s or 90’s movies yet the sound not faltering too far-removed course that fans have come to know and love.

The band – including Jordan Clarey (Vocals/Keys), Michael Ashfield (Guitar), Matt Purcell (Drums) and Scott MacDougall (Bass/Keys) – first rose to stardom under the disguise of Move On Be Strong, a pop-punk band that had direct achievement touring with likes of Short Stack, At Sunset and With Confidence and who had released two EP’s and three singles since their inception in 2013. However in the wake of tweaking their name to the acronym of MOBS toward the start of 2017, it has helped the band to discover a resurrection musically.

The band released their debut single, “Dull Side of a Good Thing”, on January 27 2017 – their first under the appearance of MOBS – trailed by the completely fledged “Bad Love” EP on May 12 2017. The EP saw the band’s first accomplishment on commercial radio with the single getting airplay on Melbourne’s Hit FM and KIIS FM and also live TV appearances on MTV and Channel 9.

With the guarantee of two new EPs, the first to be released on Friday October 26 and titled “You Want Beauty?” and highlighting the lead single “Say Anything” due to be released on Friday October 13, MOBS is set to keep fans energized and drew in with the solace of new music moving in to the new year and, with it, a lot of new content and live shows.

“Say Anything” was composed about the Cameron Crowe film of a similar name however written in the viewpoint of the hero, declaring that he will do whatever she needs him to do, as long as he can make her glad.

MOBS, who have constantly engaged and prevailed upon fans with their infectious tunes helped with their high vitality, depict the approaching single and EP as “day and night” when contrasted with anything they’ve released beforehand.

http://www.mobsmusic.com

O Femi , Zoila Garman – Like This

O Femi is a hip-hop artist from London situated in Cardiff, Wales.

Drawing motivation from Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop and 80s Pop, O Femi has lent his vocals to a wide range of sounds all through his profession, from Welsh underground Hip Hop collective Spitting Feathers to Bilingual coordinated efforts with Kizzy Crawford.

Having occasional play on BBC Radio Wales (Adam Walton) and BBC Radio 1 Xtra (as a part of the 1Xtra Street Studio), O Femi has additionally opened up for the incredible Hip-Hop aggregate The Jungle Brothers at Club Ifor Bach (under previous moniker Faith Sonic).

The Gospel impacted rapper has been between chapel church walls and the stages of underground hip hop figures, where he has performed in front of those “seeking” to those seeking to hear the most intricate rhymes.
Expressively O Femi shows persuading flexibility, with the capacity to pen verses on Pop mixtures to all the more Underground Hip-Hop arrangements.

After a couple of speculative releases, Hip-Hop Artist O Femi debuts his Reggaeton impacted single including the vocal ability of Dominican songstress Zoila Garman, supported by the hints of Canada based Producer David Sanya.

“Like This” is loaded with all the positive thinking and festivity of the style it gets from and includes that touch of realness by way of Zoila’s Latina vocals and David Sanya’s enlivened beat.

http://www.facebook.com/therealofemi

Androck, ePP – Everyday

Hailing from Portland Oregon, Androck took up hip-hop/rapping at an early stage in his school. Discovering that Corvallis wasn’t the perfect center point for that classification of music, he set out to change the traditional nation town into a hip-hop impetus. From that point, Androck made connections throughout Oregon State University with like minded people inside his communications major. From that point forward, his music has been highlighted on the school radio station 88.7 KBVR, OSU music festival DAM JAM, and rock out live shows at underground house parties. After graduation Androck has taken his music back to Portland to handle the blasting hip-hop scene that is ejected as of late, and has shared the stage with many upcoming artists. Characterized by his black and white contacts worn during performances, the look is a nod to the Japanese anime culture that Androck has been inspired by, as well as feeling like an Android that he has created by drawing from his musical motivators to create the unique persona.

Melody Description: Every day is a feel, it’s a vibe. To give you everything regardless of the day or the state of mind. While others whine and fuss about their issues and the cards life hurls them, this track is an exemplification of improving those cards to your support. Highlighting veteran Portland rapper, ePP, the two of them illustrate letting free and getting even. Portland producer Drae Slapz works his enchantment on the production and mixing/mastering, giving a substantial hitting beat the two of them could kill.

Shane Martin – KEEPIN’ THE NIGHT ALIVE

 

Minnesota based artist Shane Martin is quickly becoming one of the premier artists in the Midwest with a with a distinctive voice and a unique blend of country rock routinely performing over 175 shows per year. The singer songwriter has self released three full length albums and two EP’s to date performing with his full ensemble and as a solo “One Man Band”.
Shane Martin’s vibe is perfectly described by his longtime producer, Emmy Award wining engineer/producer Kenny Royster: “Shane is a great singer/songwriter on the teetering edge of country, pop and rock where it’s just dangerous enough to be fun!” Martin was a top 5 finalist in the 2012 Texaco Country Showdown and competed for the National Title, “Best New Act in Country Music” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN hosted by LeAnn Rimes.

 

 

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Baba Ali – I’ve Been Voodoo’d

Baba’s debut EP, ‘Nomad’, was released in March, gathered fans including likes of Gold Panda, who assigned him to Pitchfork as a coming artist of 2017. The ‘Nomad’ EP in this way grabbed 500 thousand plays on Spotify, with lead track ‘Cog in the Wheel’, a tribute to the everyday routine, being singled out for praise and popularity.

Recorded in London with Andy Savors, who produced the latest My Bloody Valentine collection, ‘I’ve Been Voodoo’d’ is a rankling, electronic-edged current challenge melody. A balance of insubordination, outrage and perplexity, it’s both an encouraging cry and a fierce yell, influenced all the more absorbable because of its to pulverized percussive base of handclaps, juddering bass and back-to-93 rave-period cries.

“After just recently moving from New York to London late last year”, says Ali, “I witnessed from afar a racist, sexist, fascist egomaniac swindle his way into the White House. In the midst of all this shock, anger and disbelief, I found a way to write a song about it, which became “I’ve Been Voodoo’d”. It’s also a nod to T-Model Ford and Hound Dog Taylor, whom I’ve been listening to constantly as of late.”

Having spent the run up to this release touring with the likes of Gold Panda, Jonny Greenwood’s Junun project, Shigeto and Kele Okereke, Baba will play a headline show at the Montague Arms in London next month.
From 2009-2015, Ali was a part of electronic duo Voices of Black, signedd to underground dance label Wolf + Lamb. The DJs/producers toured Europe, Latin America and the US. Urban areas included: Berlin, Paris, Mexico City, Brussels, Bucharest, Moscow, Los Angeles, New York, Barcelona and Miami. In August 2012, Voices of Black opened for Swedish band Little Dragon at the Brooklyn Bandshell, after the band’s lead vocalist heard one of the songs Baba released, ‘Streets Run Red’ which was also picked up for an advertising campaign by fashion label Yves Saint Laurent.

Voices of Black additionally toured the United States in 2013 as an opening act for UK electronic producer Gold Panda. Highlights included: Chicago’s popular Metro Theater, Los Angeles’ well known Fonda Theater, Decibel Festival in Seattle, consecutive shows at the Independent in San Francisco, and a sold-out show at Webster Hall, NYC.

http://www.babaalimusic.com