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Broadtube M4 p2

 

 

 

 

 

Broadtube M4 is a designed shoe by Kolade Olamide Ayodeji. We value high-quality products, eye-catching design, and simplicity. Our brand reflects the blend of fashion and music.

 

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This sporty sneaker is meant to trigger creativity. The lace-up style presents a sculptural paneled design made from plush Italian leather and a massive pumped-up rubber sole. Turned profiles and the brand’s logo embedded on the tongue complement the cool look. The extra-padded counter heel and ankle collar provide a soft feel.

 

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Antoinernb – Let Me Live

Antoinernb – Let Me Live

 

Antoinernb – Let Me Live

Antoinernb – Let Me Live

 

ARTIST NAME: Antoinernb

 

SONG TITLE:  Let Me Live

 

ALBUM TITLE: Let Me Live

 

GENRE:  R&B

 

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Tell us how you arrange your song.

I create the idea in my head and then record it so that I won’t forget the melody or the idea.

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Discuss how you fix a tempo for your song.

I sit down with my producer and we figure out how fast the tempo is going to be.

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Elaborate on multi-genre music.

I like to do R&B and I listen to country at times and jazz.

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Tell us the best means of reaching fans.

Using social media and word of mouth.

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Discuss the process involved in launching a musical career.

You have to be focused and dedicated to art. Keep your skills sharp

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Tell us how to develop a lyric to a full song.

I would create a melody in my head and later put words to it.

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Tell us how you come up with a melody.

It all starts with the ear and grabbing on to a sound that you hear and expanding on that idea.

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Tell us your ideal type of recording studio.

Comfortable and homie like feeling, state of the art.

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Describe the factors you consider in a good song.

A good melody and creativeness.

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Tell us how you impact your listeners with your songs.

Interacting with them through eye contact and voice and singing my heart out.

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Tell us how you relate with producers and music directors.

I come with energy to conquer the task.

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Tell us how you feel after the completion of a song.

I feel good and to know I have given it my best shot.

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Tell us your worst song and state the reason.

People There’s A Party. It was one straight note and repetitious.

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Tell us what you will change in your music.

Era!

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Tell us what is special about this release.

It’s a dope track! It’s emotional.

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Tell us about your future goals.

To do more music and make it good.

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Tell us how you overcome obstacles.

By being persistent and determined.

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Elaborate on the song.

Let Me Live is a fly song and it is what people go through in today’s world.

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

My name came from me joining my first name and the letters RNB.

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Antoine RNB is an up and coming music artist from Poughkeepsie New York.

 

His urban contemporary unique style has attracted the attention of major music blogs like Spate HipHop News.

 

The founder of Spate magazine A. King said “I think Antoine RNB is the future of urban contemporary music. His style is original, soulful and funky. I think he brings something new to the music industry”.

 

Antoine partnered with Spate Magazine to help launch the official video and single. After receiving positive feedback from fans all over the country Antoine decided to service “So Sexy” to terrestrial radio.

 

Antoine is building a solid fan base online with his latest video for “So Sexy”. He has already garnered thousands of views on his social media networks.

 

He is currently signed to Trak To The Future an up and coming record label from the Tri-state area.

 

About Antoine RNB:

Antoine is an aspiring artist, born in Poughkeepsie, New York. He knew that singing was his passion when he was young.

 

He graduated from Poughkeepsie High School and attended Dutchess Community College where he majored in business.

 

Antoine is a talented singer/songwriter which you will discover once you feel Let Me Live, a sure hit.

 

Antoine sings with feeling and emotion, you can sense the gospel background in “Secrets.

 

His range is unique, his style is his only, he is R&B and Hip-Hop rolled into one special artist.

 

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Bonnie Tyler - Between The Earth And The Stars

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Bonnie Tyler - Between The Earth And The Stars

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Bonnie Tyler will release a brand new studio album ‘Between The Earth And The Stars’ on 22 March 2019 through earMUSIC / Edel.

 

Marking no less than the complete reinvention of a wonderful and much-loved talent this – her 17th studio album – is a collection of brand new recordings.

 

As befits an artist of Bonnie’s undoubted stature, ‘Between The Earth And The Stars’ also features collaborations and contributions from some of her fellow musical legends including Francis Rossi on ‘Someone’s Rockin’ Your Heart’.

 

The album boasts three knights of the realm with Sir Rod Stewart duetting on ‘Battle of the Sexes’, Sir Cliff Richard on ‘Taking Control’ and Sir Barry Gibb penning ‘Seven Waves Away’.

 

The album also includes ‘Older’, ‘Bad For Loving You’ and ‘To The Moon and Back’, three tracks written specifically for Bonnie by Amy Wadge, who wrote mega-hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’ with Ed Sheeran and has worked with Camila Cabello and many more.

 

The album sees her reunited with David Mackay, who produced Bonnie’s first two albums.

 

Bonnie said of the album, “I started singing in April 1969 and worked 6 nights a week for 7 years before being discovered by a talent scout named Roger Bell. He came to Wales from London to listen to a male singer he had been told about, but as there were two floors in the night club and he walked in and heard me singing instead! That was the beginning of my wonderful journey.

 

I’ve performed all over the world, and still love hitting the stage and entertaining my fantastic fans. The time was right however to get back into the studio but I knew that, to mark 50 years of performing, I had to deliver something really special. I’ve done just that! The new material is sounding amazing.”

 

 

‘Between The Earth And The Stars’ is more than just a return to form for the singer known everywhere for her genre-defining hits. Her calling cards are the global number one smash ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, but also of course ‘Holding Out For A Hero’.

 

She received a Guinness World Record for ‘Faster Than The Speed of Night’ album which saw her become the first British female to debut at number one on the UK Albums Chart; the album went platinum in the US.

 

Over and above these tracks that made her a household name, she has proved her versatility by enjoying a bilingual number one album in France, releasing Country tracks and performing duets – notably with artists as diverse as Todd Rundgren and Shakin’ Stevens.

 

This new album keeps a link to her past with ‘Hold On’ penned by Kevin Dunne, the bassist in her 70s band, who was a big part of Bonnie reconnecting with David Mackay and creating ‘Between The Earth And The Stars’. Songs also came from Stuart Emerson and Chris Norman; the latter penning the Rod Stewart duet.

 

After being discovered in Wales, Bonnie Tyler’s recording career began in 1976 with her first single, and her debut album landed the following year.

 

With an instantly recognizable and potent voice combining grit, power and range, Tyler’s star gradually rose thanks to a series of great songs that slowly exposed her an ever-increasing audience both in the UK and in Europe.

 

However, it was when she linked up with Jim Steinman for ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ and indeed ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ [recorded for the soundtrack of smash movie Footloose], that Bonnie Tyler’s career really took off. She’s never looked back.

 

‘Between The Earth And The Stars’ is a triumph. Reasserting herself with this bold statement of intent, Bonnie Tyler proves that her voice is just as potent as ever.

 

With Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb, Cliff Richard and Francis Rossi providing yet more star power, this album is just what Bonnie’s fans have been holding out for…

 

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Vince Azure - Homewrecker

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Vince Azure - Homewrecker

Vince Azure – Homewrecker

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Vince Azure

 

SONG TITLE: Homewrecker

 

RELEASE DATE: 12/30/2018

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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Discuss your existence.

My name is Vince Azure, NYC-based independent recording artist. I’m looking to shake up the world – to connect and inspire people through songs that are genuine, evocative and yet appealing enough to become anthems. Ambitious…Yes, it is.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

Pop, for its ability to take you so high and yet so low…

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I’ve been endeavoring independently as a musician for a few years now in NYC writing, recording and honing my craft. I’ve performed in places ranging from Los Angeles to Paris.

 

Recently, I just released demos of new music that are undoubtedly my best yet and I’m very excited for the world to hear them.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

HOMEWRECKER is about a man who’s in the midst of a sexual encounter with a married woman. He feels conflicted and guilty about the situation, and gets intimately involved with the woman…

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

When I say I’m independent, I mean that sincerely… I’ve done everything myself over the years and though this has served me, I now recognize that it’s time to branch out and meet the people who can take me to the next level.

 

However, I feel compelled to thank Vincent R. Illuzzi, Stephanie Illuzzi, Christian Illuzzi, Zack Reale, Devin Hasenflue, Rob Carroll, Kevin Jacoby, Christian Cepeda, Alicia Halloran and Nicole Rutsch for their unwavering support.

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Tell us your future goals.

My next step is partnering with a manager who shares my vision and sees my true potential… after that, it’s taking my music and sharing it with the world in the spirit of connecting people and sharing in the human experience.

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

I aspire for my music to be 100% genuine. It’s based on my real-life experiences and I write to reach people in the hope that they’ve felt the same way at some point during their lives and that they can relate.

 

Most of my music carries a positive message and tells the listeners to be good and follow their dreams.

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

The music industry is in a constant state of flux these days and I find that it’s becoming increasingly hard for artists to gain exposure, but simultaneously the opportunities we have are ever more copious. It’s an interesting paradox.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

The Beatles will always be my number 1. They are the reason I play music. When I was a teenager I was also influenced profoundly by Guns n’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix and John Mayer, among others…

 

These days the artists who inspire and influence me the most are: Coldplay, The 1975, James Bay, Maroon 5, Thirty Seconds To Mars and Imagine Dragons.

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

My songs usually start as themes that I’d like to expand on… usually I’ll start with a title. And then I’ll let the details unfold organically depending on my personal experience with the subject that I’m writing about.

 

Usually I’ll come up with music that fits the mood of the theme and then the lyrics will come to me along the way.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

Up until now I have been very insular with my music because it is very personal to me. Thus, I haven’t collaborated much with other artists.

 

I’m now seeing the importance collaboration holds for growing as a songwriter and an artist in general and I’d like to do much more of it.

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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.

For me, the music has to be genuine. If it makes them dance, then it’s a plus.

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Explain copyright.

I am the sole copyright owner of all my compositions.

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Discuss the impact of a Performance Rights Organization.

I’m with ASCAP. They do their job.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

These things come about organically as the song develops in my head.

 

Again, it’s all about the sonic imagery that I want to conjure up that’s related to the theme and mood of the particular song.

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Go into detail on the recording of this song.

‘Homewrecker’ is a heavy song that will get stuck in your ear and its melodies and rhythms cut right into you.

 

It prominently features a synth bass that provides the main riff for the song. I’m pretty proud of that riff. That provided the basis for the recording.

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Discuss your music performance.

I aspire to give 110% every time I take the stage. I was born to perform music.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My artist name is VINCE AZURE (azh-er). Get it in your head now. 😉

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

2019 Demos – Pt. 1 –  Homewrecker was released as the first installment of a series of demos that I’ll be releasing throughout 2019. I have recorded and produced everything myself, and while that serves me for now, I am currently looking to work with a producer that can bring out the sonic vision that I have in my head.

 

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KAYAM – Ground

KAYAM – Ground

 

 

 

 

 

KAYAM – Ground

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Duo KAYAM releases a spectacular video that is exceptional.

 

Harmony between the first’s opening verse with a smooth male voice and the supporting female voice is excellent.

 

‘Ground’ is a hit song detailing the vocals of the brother/ sister duo KAYAM.

 

It is melodic and pleasing to the ears.

 

The duo is entertaining to see if one is to look at their impressive performance of the song and the stunning video.

 

The display of captivating dance moves across the street in the video is noteworthy.

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The song has been enjoying an amazing success.

 

Featuring in the Spotify Germany Viral 50 tracks for multiple weeks is part of the success.

 

Interwoven lyrics and a catchy hook go with this pleasant and lively one-take video.

 

KAYAM is the musical duo of siblings Kim and Mike Rauss, performing what they label Falafel Pop – a near obsession for chickpeas and much love.

 

The brother and sister had a cross-cultural upbringing living at various stages in England, Germany and Israel and the wanderlust they experienced in their early years which has left an impression on their approach to music making and live performance.

 

Kim sings and plays the Celtic Harp, Mike plays guitar, sings and builds the loops with guitar percussion and the occasional beat boxing.

 

KAYAM’s songs are atmospheric and compelling offering room for improvisation on stage and a poised studio approach that makes their songs stick out.

 

“Midnight” is the first song from their upcoming debut album and is a great introduction to KAYAM’s artistic and genuine sound.

 

“Ground” is the second song from their upcoming debut album and is a proof that the duo is here to entertain fans with memorable songs.

 

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Russell James - Only Breathe

Russell James – Only Breathe

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Russell James - Only Breathe

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Russell James – Only Breathe

 

With the release of full-length Wave/Water album, Russell James takes on a few classic genres, and gives them a spin…  Lush with addicting progressions, an edgy but soulful vocal approach, and straight-forward rock, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative folk anthems. Although songs are diverse from one and another, there is a glue that holds them all together much like any concept album would. Most importantly, the record never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.

 

The first single, “Ghosts”, immediately grabs you with its pop sensibility, followed by passionate and catchy vocal melodies, and a unique chorus that allows the track to breathe while it plays on.

 

“When I was in graduate school, I read a book called In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté. He describes addictions as hungry ghosts and I expand the definition to include traumas and adverse experiences. As Dr. Maté writes, the only way we can live with these ghosts is through human connection, and this is the main point of the song. Musically, Ghosts previews diving into a deeper pool of ambient and electronic soundscapes to couch my songs.” explains the songwriter of his single.

 

Although the single does speak volumes for the album, to get a real understanding of where James is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety. With songs ranging from Dream Pop and New Wave, to Shoegaze and Folk, there is something for everyone.

 

“This album sounds big. It was meticulously crafted over a period of six months, whereas most of my previous work was done live without much fuss, working over one weekend”, says the band of the songwriting process for the record. I had a concrete vision of the work I wanted to put out and executed the vision exactly as I imagined it, which took a lot of patience. The sonic shape of the album is quite different than my previously released works, utilizing synthesizers and a lot of guitar effects and tracking, although some discreet listeners will hear roots of Wave/Water on both previous releases.” says James of creating the album.

 

Having a particular love for music from a young age, Russell James started writing songs and performing live at 16. Relocating at 26 from Lancaster PA to Albuquerque NM to focus on his music further he eventually put together a band dubbed The Porter Draw, a NM Americana mainstay. Spending years playing gigs around the Southwest while pursuing graduate degrees in counseling all while working as a psychotherapist, the songwriter ended up leaving both the workforce and The Porter Draw and began touring in 2016. It was the start of 2017 that James began work on the Wave/Water album. Studying and working as a psychotherapist enabled his passion for mental health to shine through. As a result, the release is a testament to where he is at with his sound right now.

 

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Major Lazer + Tove Lo - Blow That Smoke

Major Lazer + Tove Lo – Blow That Smoke

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Major Lazer + Tove Lo - Blow That Smoke

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Major Lazer + Tove Lo – Blow That Smoke

 

International superstars MAJOR LAZER – the collaborative project of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire –  release the official video for their brand new single ‘Blow That Smoke’ featuring Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo, out now via Because Music/Mad Decent. Conceptualized by Tove Lo, the video was directed by DAD (Camila Cabello, Gallant, Alina Baraz), the director duo of Grant Spanier and Corey C. Waters.

 

 

 

“From the beginning we pitched the project as a story of imagination, escape, inclusivity, music and mischief,” says DAD of the video. “The original concept came from Tove Lo and we brought it to life with both artists’ (super creative) teams. It’s really refreshing to work with artists that really care about stories and visuals and are willing to work hard to bring them to life. We were so impressed with Tove Lo’s commitment to the creative—dance rehearsals, multiple shooting days, going underwater for the shot—she and Major Lazer both brought a ton of passion to the project. We hope you enjoy our colorful escape through the closet.”

 

Combining sun-drenched West African guitars with the band’s trademark massive hooks, the track is a blissful slice of Afropop guaranteed to follow ‘Cold Water’, ‘Lean On’ and ‘Know No Better’ as the band’s next big anthem. Meanwhile, Tove Lo is one of the most prolific artists to emerge from Scandinavia in recent years, having accrued over a billion Spotify streams and featured on tracks for the likes of Charli XCX and Coldplay.

 

It’s been a whirlwind few years for the band that has seen them cover the likes of NME, The Guardian and Mixmag, headline major festivals across the country such as Lovebox, Bestival and the Other Stage at Glastonbury (where they played to over 75,000 eager fans) and release countless platinum singles.

 

Never keen to rest on their laurels, the band have grown; have to become one of the world’s few truly global live acts. Truly embodying the spirit of global pop, the band have recently finished a tour of Africa, including dates in South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda while also partnering with VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect Africa Wildlife) to combat poaching in South Africa and beyond. With recent dates everywhere from Las Vegas to Haiti… well as landmark, historic shows in Pakistan and Cuba (where the band played to over 400,000 fans), the band have continued to push boundaries in bringing the Major Lazer sound and mission – to make the world smaller by making the party bigger- across the world.

 

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Joel Henry Little - Spuyten Duyvil

Joel Henry Little – Spuyten Duyvil

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Joel Henry Little - Spuyten Duyvil

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Artist Name:  Joel Henry Little

 

Song Title:  Spuyten Duyvil

 

Genre:  Folk

 

Release Date:  08/24/18

 

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Joel Henry Little – Spuyten Duyvil

 

Joel Henry Little is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from New York City. He has been writing and self-producing his eclectic brand of indie folk pop since the age of 12, honing his craft over years of dedicated work, always recording from his bedroom. His songs often feature broad, expansive arrangements and complex, emotional lyrics, paired with beautiful, catchy, though often unusual melodies. “Spuyten Duyvil,” his newest album, was released on August 24th from Paris-based label Life is a Minestrone Records. It takes its name from Joel’s Bronx neighborhood, where he’s lived for the past 5 years. He takes as inspiration on this album the mythology and complex character of the area, along with the tumultuous experiences he’s had since moving there.

 

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Brief us on how to impress fans during a live performance.

The most important factor is personal connection, one must give the impression that the audience is not only there as a prop, but as an active participant in this communion. Eye contact, confidence, good songs, and humor are all necessary.

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

Music is the only thing I’ve ever truly loved – it’s what gives my life meaning. If I were to stop, I’d die.

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Discuss your experience as an artist.

I search for the truth, and then I mess it up. Some people enjoy this.

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

Not starting sooner.

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Discuss the story behind the song.

This song is an impressionistic portrait of the Bronx neighborhood of Spuyten Duyvil, from the drowning of trumpeter Antony Van Corlear to the 2013 Metro-North train derailment. Some other lyrics concern events of a more personal nature, and as such, shan’t be divulged here.

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Tell us how to fund a music project.

Keep it cheap!

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

Be yourself, no one else will.

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

It’s not a matter of improvement or change, but refinement 😉

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Discuss vocal training and how you protect your vocal.

Tea, lemon, honey, warmups, rest.

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Discuss your best mood during performance.

Feeling as though I’ve transcended my prison of self and in doing so have truly known another person.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Joel Henry Little – it’s my given name.

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List your best artists with reasons.

Joanna Newsom – The greatest songwriter, living or otherwise.

 

Joni Mitchell – She is truly unparalleled in her bravery and fearlessness, she’s my idol.

 

Stephen Sondheim – What can I say that hasn’t already been said better by the man himself? We are all truly operating in his shadow.

 

Dirty Projectors – Longstreth’s music just moves me like none other’s, physically and intellectually.

 

Richard Dawson – The closest thing I’ve experienced to truly a spiritual, angelic, and unearthly form of art, outside of Joanna Newsom.

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Discuss your existence as an artist.

Pretty much the same as my experience as an artist!

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

Income inequality, global warming and the inexorable resurgence of fascist ideologies in our politics – if I or anyone else knew how to fix it, it would have never gotten this bad in the first place.

Galangas - Me, Myself & I

Galangas – Me, Myself & I

Galangas – Me, Myself & I

 

 

 

 

Galangas - Me, Myself & I

Galangas – Me, Myself & I

 

 

Artist Name: Galangas

 

Song Title: Me, Myself & I

 

Genre: Psych Surf

 

Release Date: 07/09/2018

 

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Brighton 4 piece Galangas release 3rd single ‘Me, myself and I’ from their self-titled debut EP on the 7th of September. About ‘Me, Myself & I’ ‘Me, Myself & I’ is a song about conflicting opinions. It opens with a lyric that strikes as an invitation to argument but is followed up by a compromise, required by all who wish to have productive relationships. It’s an admission from vocalist Ruben that although he’s headstrong and opinionated, he’s aware that’s part of a problem we all need to be willing to work on, if we’re to reach a greater good. Listening to the vocals reveals this theme of duality and being of two minds in everything and how this hinders relationships and progress as a whole. Perhaps the compromise to be made here, is with oneself? The vocals are backed by a sleazy offbeat groove on the drums and percussion that’s difficult not to move to and the bass’s interpretation of the beat reinforces the already heady groove. Plenty of space is left for the lead guitar to provide some of the songs catchiest hooks and lines, sure to swirl around your head for days. Fans of ‘Talking Heads’, ‘The Growlers’ & ‘Fela Kuti’ are all going to hear something from Galangas that appeals and that’s part of what makes them so listenable. They fuse the best aspects from many different musical cultures and are just as at home here in Brighton as they would be in any other corner of the globe. About Galangas fusing world music rhythms, psych pop sounds and surf guitar tones, Galangas are a 4 piece from Brighton formed via Northampton and Madrid. It’s difficult to fit the band neatly into an established genre, likely down to the numerous influences at work on each of the bands members. From Nigerian Funk and Middle Eastern Psychedelia to Californian Surf Pop and UK Indie, they funnel this into something irresistibly groovy and melodically ear catching. Galangas are a band whose music is ever evolving and you really need to experience them first hand to appreciate the many influences at work here. Ruben (vocals & guitar) formed the band when he reunited with two college friends, Martyn (drums and percussion) and Nicholas (guitar) after approaching them with a demo recorded out of his flat in Brighton. The bands 4th member Jorge (bass) joined the group following the completion of their self-titled EP which they are now currently releasing. See Galangas live 19th September – The Prince Albert, Brighton Bookings & Promotion – galangasband@gmail.com

 

 

Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

Social media allows up and coming artists to promote and expose themselves on levels previously unobtainable. Tools like Facebook and Instagram can introduce artists to people all over the world and discovering new music has never been easier. I remember when ‘Myspace’ was just taking off and how I used to sit up late into the night discovering little bands from somewhere or another and now some of those bands are much more widely exposed. Bands can promote gigs, single releases and themselves so easily now but you do get out what you put in. I think if you can crack the social media nut it does open a lot of doors, promoters are more likely to take a band seriously if they have a good following online.

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

It’s tough to pin down when or how we made that choice. We were sat in our van driving to a show recently and someone posed the question, ‘why do we do this?’ I don’t think anyone really had an answer. On one hand is the artistic expression of being able to create something and share it with people. There’s something gratifying about having fun with your friends on stage or in the studio making music, knowing other people are having fun listening to those records and watching your shows. When I was just getting into playing guitars I used to hang out at a music shop where I grew up in Kettering, it’s not there anymore, but the owner said to me ‘You’ve got the bug now, it will never go away’. He was dead right. Writing, recording and playing music is like a compulsion. If you’re into it and you’re not doing it you don’t feel right.

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

One comment made about our first single ‘The Shadow’ is that it has a ‘Talking Heads’ vibe but still sounds original. I asked a few regulars I see at our shows what keeps them coming back and they just said ‘Good vibes and strong song writing’. Others have said that they really enjoy the rhythms we use and how it reminds them of Calypso music and makes you want to dance. The most common thing people say is that we are different and that different is good! The Shadow – YouTube – LINK

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Tell us how you record your song.

‘Me, Myself & I’ was recorded with another Brighton musician Joe Woodham out of his bungalow in Saltdean. Joe plays in another Psych band called ‘Jouis’ and has a great ear for production. We spent pretty much every Sunday in that bungalow writing, recording and hanging out for about 6 months. It was great to have a space where we could go and relax, play around with ideas and not have any of the time constraints that come with studio recording.

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State your musical skills.

Ruben J Dodds – Guitar, Lyric and Vocals

 

 

Nick Yates – Guitar, Backing Vocal, Organ and Shakers

 

Jorge  Bela Jimenez – Bass and Percussion

 

 

Martyn Lillyman – Drums and Percussion.

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

This can really vary from song to song. Some songs just flow and really have a natural progression that everybody can just vibe on. ‘Me, Myself and I’ was like this. Others are like wild things that slowly take shape and need taming. We write collectively and each one brings different ideas that may or may not lead to a full song in the end. Could be anything from a couple of weeks to a couple of months.

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

Melody usually comes first for me. Once we have the general vibe going I will usually ad lib a melody without really knowing what it is I’m going to be saying. Once I have a melody in mind I start putting the words together. Sometimes I like to sing about my experiences or feelings on particular subjects or social observations. Other times I like to tell a story and weave a fiction that usually has hidden personal meaning to me but could be taken anyway the listener likes, metaphorically or literally. I think it’s nice to write lyrics that don’t necessarily spell it out for you… you know… Music is so much about personal interpretation. I have a friend who doesn’t care what the words are and just enjoys melody, whereas I love a good lyric and really appreciate the word smith that’s goes into songwriting.

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State your five favourite genres of music with reasons.

This is really tough because there’s so much great music out there and we’re pretty open minded to a lot of it. I for one try not to think of genres when listening to music, I just either like it, or I don’t. We also each have slightly different tastes but I’ll try and pin a few down.

 

Worldbeat – Blends pop rock with world or traditional music. The world is becoming increasingly diverse culturally and this is affecting everything, it’s great to hear this in music. Lo-fi – There’s something nice about hearing DIY music. It reminds you that anybody can do it, you don’t need loads of cash to get in a studio (although that’s always nice), and you can do it at home, great fun.

 

Afrobeat – Pure drum and bass groove topped by funky guitar and memorable vocal patterns, what’s not to like.

 

Psych Pop – We love great songwriting and Psychedelic sounds.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

I think it depends on the individual. Musicians who come to see us are likely looking out for what we are doing musically and comment on enjoying how we incorporate particular rhythms or melody into our song writing. We have a lot of fun on stage and audiences have a lot of fun at our shows. There’s a lot of stress and negativity in the world right now and it’s important to unplug from the matrix and just be mindful of the moment whenever you can.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Galangas – It’s a made up word derived from Galangal. Galangal is an ingredient used in traditional Asian cuisines. Our drummer Martyn came up with the name after discovering it. He thought the description of how Galangal tastes described how our music sounds. “Galangal has a sharp citrusy, almost piney flavour.” If anyone reading has Synesthesia – It would be great to know how our music really tastes!

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Discuss your rehearsal.

Depending on the goals of the rehearsal we approach it differently. We generally hang out at one of our own places if we need to focus on writing or polishing up specific parts. If we are getting ready for a show we rehearse at ‘Brighton Electric’ and focus on performance.

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State your favourite musical instruments.

That’s like asking a chef what his favourite ingredient is; isn’t it? They all have their place and do different things perfectly. I play guitars and sing but if I were Dorian Grey and had a painting that allowed me to live forever I would spend my life learning to play as many instruments as possible!

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Discuss your personality in full details.

We have a pretty interesting Dynamic as a band. I’m pretty shy despite being the front man and don’t do too well in crowds. An over thinker and the introvert of the group, I’m selective on the company I keep but those who know me would probably describe me as being a bit unusual. Nick is like the calm in the group, always rational. He’s guided us through a fair few difficulties just by staying level headed. Jorge is pure energy! Incredibly positive. Always pushing the band to act on new ideas. Will find any opportunity for a photo for our next Instagram post. Martyn’s the most critical of us when it comes to the music, he questions everything and is always looking for a way to do things better and be more interesting. We are all best friends …

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Discuss your music career.

The majority of the band met at college in Northampton where we we’re studying music. Since then we’ve all been in several bands of varying degrees of success.

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List your musical work.

So far we’ve released three singles since forming Galangas: The Shadow – With a music video on YouTube, Mr. Brain Me, Myself and I – We’re working on a live performance video for this which will be releasing soon.

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Share your memorable experiences with us.

We recently went on a hiking trip in Lanzarote chasing lizards and enjoying the volcanic landscape. That place is pretty wild. There’s something about the landscape that’s super inspiring. Also visited some Gorillas at an endangered species nature reserve recently that was humbling, those things are awesome. Floating around this giant rock in space is pretty memorable if you take the time to think about how fantastically unlikely that is.

Adam Harvey - I'd Rather Be a Highwayman

Adam Harvey – I’d Rather Be a Highwayman

Adam Harvey – I’d Rather Be a Highwayman

 

 

Adam Harvey - I'd Rather Be a Highwayman

Adam Harvey – I’d Rather Be a Highwayman

 

 

 

Adam Harvey – I’d Rather Be a Highwayman

 

 

Acclaimed country music star Adam Harvey has released his new album, ‘The Nashville Tapes’.

 

Multiple Aria Award nominee and 8 time Golden Guitar winner Adam Harvey is one of Australia’s most popular and enduring country stars with a career spanning over two decades. Encapsulating over half a million sales, Gold and Platinum albums, this release follows the success of his most recent albums Harvey’s Backyard Bar, The Great Country Songbook Volume II and Family Life.

 

Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Adam jetted off to the bright lights of the immortal Music City to record masterful 10th studio album ‘The Nashville Tapes’ with producer Nash Chambers, armed with a brace of new songs couched in the classic country sounds that most capture his imagination.

 

“It’s one of those things that’s been on my bucket list for probably 20-odd years, to actually go and record an album over there in Nashville,” Harvey says of the inspiration behind ‘The Nashville Tapes’.

 

“I thought I want to make a 70’s country album: that’s my favourite era in country music. While everybody else is heading further and further away from classic country music, it’s a good step for me to not only follow my passion and my heart, but also to go the other way!”

 

The beating heart of ‘The Nashville Tapes’ is the anthemic first single ‘I’d Rather Be a Highwayman’, a careworn barroom sway coloured with intoxicating piano and cowboy drums, which transitions into a stirring dedication to the immortal flame of classic country.

 

‘Nothin makes me give a damn more than country can, I’d rather be a Highwayman than a Rolling Stone,’ sings Harvey.

 

‘The Nashville Tapes’ is yet another career-best album for Adam Harvey. A deeply personal, powerfully reverent release not years but decades in the making, The Nashville Tapes is the masterwork of an all-time Australian country music legend.

 

Harvey and is band will take ‘The Nashville Tapes’ on the road in the coming months, with support from The Voice Australia 2017 winner, Judah Kelly. Concertgoers can expect everything Australia has come to love about Adam Harvey’s incomparable live show: a rousing mix of new songs, established hits and live favourites, and a smattering of evergreen country classics – along with liberal doses of Harvey’s trademark yarns, droll one-liners, and generous good humour.

 

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