It’s good to see The Multi-Awards Winner Artist Fadi Awad participating in some important Contests and Festivals in Eastern Europe as he’s a one-love international artist who also loves that side of the world and likes to participate in some of its big international events… On June 24 2020, The “Kyiv Film Festival” – Ukraine has announced their winners names for this year and it was so good to see the name of artist Fadi Awad winning The “Best Musical Short” Award with his masterpiece “To Glory Land”, labelled by “Proconwire”… This is the 4th Award for this Score after winning in “The 5 Continents International Film Festival”, “Palermo’s Eurovision Film Festival”, and the “American Golden Picture International Film Festival”: https://medium.com/@WorldPress/fadi-awad-wins-in-kyiv-film-festival-a83064dfc1aa
Then, Fadi Awad continued his successful participation tour and won in The “Eurasia International Film Festival” in Moscow – Russia. His ultimate score “We Are Here”, labelled by “Proconwire”, won The “Best Music Video” Award there. This is the 4th Award earned by this wonderful track after winning in “The Canadian Cinematography Awards”, “The Global Peace Song Awards”, and “The Best Shorts Competition”: http://eurasiafilmfest.ru/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/WINNERS_LIST-4.pdf
In his related press interviews, Fadi thanked the Organizers, Judges, and Crew of both festivals for the appreciation, as well as all his supporters for always being there. He also confirmed how special and important for him is to win there.
Fadi Awad has also done a wonderful tribute to Michael Jackson by reconstructing legally the old gold hit “Off The Wall” in collaboration with Dan De Leon featuring Shawn Breathwaite. The project’s original extended version has been premiered on Kiss FM 104.7 and Cali FM radio stations. It’s labelled by “Pump Records” and distributed to all the digital platforms by “The Orchard/Sony Music”. The release of this awesome project will be in 2 singles: The first one contains the original extended remake and radio edit versions and will be released on the 3rd of July 2020, followed by the remixes single few weeks later… The project fits the radio stations, the clubs & festivals dancefloors, the DJs sets & shows, as well as all music generations, and can be played everywhere! It’s really expected to succeed. Fadi mainly focuses on how musically strong are the artists that he collaborates with so that the project succeeds. It’s the way he works and he’s well-known about that: https://music.apple.com/ca/album/off-the-wall-feat-shawn-breathwaite-single/1520515090
Congratulations to Fadi Awad on The Awards, and to him and his collaborators on Michael Jackson’s Tribute project. Wishing everyone the best of success!
Gracing the global music world with his brand new single, Billboard Top 30 artist Christopher Bender is back with an incredible, uplifting and gloriously heaven sent single entitled ‘Glad in it’.
Born in Stoughton, Massachusetts and raised by his mother in Brockton, Massachusetts, Christopher Bender was surrounded by a loving and God-fearing environment.
With a foundation built on the love of God, Chris grew up watching his family serve and operate in ministry.
See Chris Bender performing the forthcoming single ‘Glad in it’ live.
At the age of seven, Chris felt compelled to know Christ as his personal saviour.
At the age of thirteen, it was revealed to Chris that his purpose was to minister through worship, leading Chris to where he is today, sharing the love and gospel of Christ to the world.
Chris has been privileged to minister alongside some of Gospel’s most influential such as Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, JJ Hairston, Fred Hammond, and Israel Houghton just to name a few.
He has also been favoured to work with Rashad McPherson (Featured on “You’ll Live, Not Die”, 2015), Ayana McDonald, David Altenor (Featured on “We Praise You”, 2015), Amante Lacey (Featured on “Alive“, 2016), and Matthew Greaves (featured on “Great is Yahweh”, 2017).
He was also recognized for winning the 2014 “Artist of the Year” Angelic Award in the winter of 2014 and “Best New Single” Eddy Award in the winter of 2019 for his first single, “More of You”.
Chris has since released his sophomore single, “The Blood Song” which debuted at #22 on the Billboard charts.
Chris’s desire is to see to it that the believers of God are instructed on the essence of vertical worship & ultimately placed before the presence of our Almighty King.
The amazing new single ‘Glad in it’ from Christopher Bender is out on 24 July 2020.
So many of us are going through,
Your burdens get so heavy
you don’t know what to do,
But I’ve been sent on assignment
to encourage you,
You can’t give up now you have so much to do
The enemy wants you to quit
Wants you to throw in the towel
And say this it,
But I’ve been sent to remind you
Your help is here today,
Whenever you feel life’s pressure
Here’s what you gotta say
I will be glad in it (4x)
So many things are going wrong
But these trials come to
only make you strong
The Father really needs you
to keep holding on
And keep a praise on your lips
Cause it won’t be long,
The enemy he wants you to quit
Wants you to throw in the towel
And say this it,
But I’ve been sent to remind you
Your help is here today,
Whenever you get in trouble
Here’s what you gotta say
I will be glad in it (4x)
Everybody clap those hands (2x)
Even on a bad day, I will, I will (repeat)
Very few people on this earth can say they’ve visited Hell and returned to tell the story –
REMMEH is one of them.
The Swedish Colombian rapper has struggled with questions surrounding faith and God for his entire life.
Does God exist? To find the answer, he embarked on a spiritual journey that eventually led him into the literal depths of Hell… and it was a frightening, lonely place. When he finally came back to earth, everything became clear to him.
Keyboard Player and Producer Etienne Stadwijk Releases a Powerful Response to the Current Social Climate with new song and video “Then Why?!”
Keyboard Player and producer Etienne Stadwijk has released a powerful and moving song “Then Why?!” as a commentary to the current social climate in the US and around the world.
“Then Why?!” is a statement piece that is accompanied by a hard hitting and emotionally raw video that depicts some of history’s worst acts against humanity, in an attempt to illustrate how we have arrived at this point. The message behind the song also offers a suggestion for a better way forward.
DISCOVER HEROES OF MUSIC, PEACE and EQUALITY 2020: ‘Etienne Stadwijk’ releases a huge touching jazz song that should be the new ‘We are The World’ as it meanders through a free world of jazzy pianos and BIG shiver inducing voices on “Then Why?!”
“Injustice of any kind is something that affects me deeply on many levels. This song not only attempts to verbalize the pain and suffering that so many have had to endure for so long because of this injustice, but it also suggests tolerance as a way past it. Let us all try to be more tolerant of one another. Without tolerance there will NEVER be equality!” says Stadwijk.
Stadwijk is a New York based graduate of the Berklee College of Music, who divides his time between recording, producing, and performing live in NYC and around the world.
Credits include Paul Simon, Maxwell, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, Nona Hendryx, Harry Belafonte, and many others.
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Jxckson said, “It’s a track letting you know a bit about who I was before I tried to get this music career started, for young adults it’s relatable to the lives they live. From the night life to social Media and the way that relationships are difficult or to find a real one is tough in this day and age.”
The track is Jxckson’s first release and was produced by Patrick Osei at Hot Money Studios.
It features Jxckson soulful vocals layered over a beautiful and vibey instrumental. Jxckson’s unique voice and flow are showcased throughout the track.
Especially when he goes from singing to rapping, switching between the two throughout the track. The beats 808s and beautiful samples keeps the vibe going and gives space for the young artist to showcase his skill.
The track is just a small sample of what is to come from Jxsckson.
He said, “As my first release I believe it shows a lot about my character but also shows that I’m a versatile artist and let people see that this is the start of a lot of great things, I think it’s a true vibe and I just want people to see themselves or relate heavily to what the track is saying and I believe my Lyrics do that.”
In a time where most pop music is dark and brooding, Madison McWilliams is a shining light, swooping in and breathing new life into the genre with her soaring vocals and youthful charm.
Her new song “Back Like I Never Left” was co-written by Tia Rice and produced by Bhav and is out now at all digital platforms and streaming services.
“Back Like I Never Left” tells a relatable story with its charming lyrics that transcend age and demographics, with a video that goes beyond geographical limitations.
“The song is about returning to a lost love and realizing that no time or distance can change the bond you have. With the inability to connect due to the pandemic, the song takes on a new meaning, showing that we can always find creative ways to stay connected,” explains McWilliams.
With a few song releases already on her resume McWilliams has garnered over two million views on YouTube and over 1.5 million streams on playlists with her edgy stylings. Her song and video for the vulnerable “Hurt Me” alone has garnered over 1.5 million views and over 500,000 streams, and saw her social platforms grow significantly with over 100,000 followers.
Deemed by legendary songwriter, Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper) as the “One To Watch” expect more new music to come from Austin, TX based McWilliams.
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When she’s not writing, recording or performing she dedicates time to her work as a Make-A-Wish ambassador. She is also an official spokesperson for the Art of Kindness campaign, which is partnered with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and she plans to continue her ongoing efforts to support HAAM – Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.
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Tomix is back with his latest release called “All I Want”. out now everywhere.
By Small Ruin is an anagram for Bryan Mullis, keeping his music and lifestyle as true to self as possible.
The incredible brand new single from ‘By Small Ruin’ is entitled ‘Take Me With You’ .
Bryan Mullis talks about the story behind the song saying “This song was written after catching up with an old girlfriend online. We spent a few days messaging back and forth when I realized we had inadvertently moved beyond surface-level chit chat. Suddenly, I was 17 again and ready to go wherever she lead”.
Busking since high school, the college dropout has made his way across the country playing to anyone who listened. His talent and dedication lead to sharing the stage with artists like DAWES, WILD and Briston Maroney.
As a teen, one of Bryan’s favourite activities with his friends was climbing water towers and hanging upside down from the top by only their knees.
Bryan was notorious for doing what he wanted, when he wanted, including sneaking out of his parent’s house and hitch-hiking a 10-hour ride to Florida to surprise his girlfriend on the beach.
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More recently, Bryan’s brother almost lost his life in a car accident. Dealing with those feelings inspired his musical journey that brought him unforetold adventures.
He often tells the story of being attacked in a convenience store which:
“lead to a full-fledged movie-like fight that included knocking over shelves and throwing beer bottles. The store was destroyed.”
From waking up to SWAT teams thinking the band’s van was owned by a nearby active shooter, to unexpectedly playing a nudist pool party of 100+ people, BSR’s thrilling lifestyle is certainly rendered in their music and performance.
The brand new single ‘Take Me With You’ from ‘By Small Ruin’ is out now.
International sensation Therése Neaimé is ready to heat up the summer of 2020 with a brand-new single to follow up her previous chart top 20 at Music Week.
Dance Love is designed to bring bodies straight to the dancefloor through a wildly colourful & catchy infusion of radiant sound – “Dance Love” will officially be out and available everywhere online on the 22nd of June this year!
With a lifetime spent immersed in entertainment which covers opening for Simply Red, touring in the middle east and headlining the South Africa and Copenhagen pride to mention a few milestones .
Therése knows exactly what listeners want to hear – & with her talent, experience, commitment, & dedication, she’s delivered time & time again throughout her career.
The vibrant spark & inspired sound of her performance on “Dance Love” is a bold reflection of her genuine love of the craft, every bit as much as it reveals her remarkable professionalism, stunning vocals, and the trueX-factor of an artist destined to live on the top spots of charts & playlists worldwide.
Join Therése as she lights up the globe with a brilliant combination of Latin/Pop/Soul sound this year and celebrates the pure joy of music with each and every one of YOU listening.
“Dance Love” is the anthem for 2020; Therése Neaimé is back with one of her best singles to-date and can’t wait to share it with you!
“THERÉSE NEAIMÉ never fails to deliver as she warms us up with her incredible voice and super melodic middle eastern flavoured pop that makes us dream of the sea and freedom, This is a pure pop winner and one of the best releases so far in 2020” – Londonfm.digital
INTERVIEW SPECIAL – THERÉSE NEAIMÉ
What inspired you to get into music?
Growing up, music and dancing was always present in my home. Can´t count the numerous dance contests I participated in. I was also very early inspired by anyone who believed enough in themselves to go for their dreams and so I decided to follow that path too. I truly believe life is about becoming the best version of ourselves. Following a path of excellence can be difficult, but not doing so should scare me even more. ”Ask and you might receive! Dare and you will gain!”.
How would you describe your music?
I believe my music has a modern pop/edm sound with roots in the Swedish tradition of top songwriting and music making. A music that combines my Swedish and Lebanese heritage, into a Scandipop hybrid. Sometimes also combined with a salty Latin flavor.
What would you say is your recording and song writing style?
It has always been important to me that my music comes from my heart. Therefore, a new song of mine, very often starts with my idea on what the subject should be. Usually a subject taken straight from my own life. Then me and my musicians meet up and start jamming in the studio. From there we build the melody and develop the lyrics together. Sometimes I write most of the lyrics myself. I truly love the whole collaboration idea. To bring out the best in each and everyone in the creating process.
Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time?
My wish is to keep making a living doing what I love the most which is music. I´ve been lucky to be in the music business for the last 20 years which is a goal by itself. Hopefully in 5 years time my songs have spread even further globally, and another world tour will have seen its day light. The goal is also to keep on inspiring people, be it through my music but also through my motivational speaking and acting.
Flowmotion is an artist, DJ, and producer who developed a melodic style, reminiscent of artists as diverse as Steve Aoki, AVICII, and Diplo, only to mention but a few.
Recently, he came out with a brand new studio release titled LIGHTS. The song stands out for its romantic, nostalgic lyrics, not to mention its atmospheric production aesthetics. The track kicks off with some reverberated guitar tones, and it continues with a build up of sound and textures, leading up to an amazing drop.
The beat has a unique combination between tech-house influences and even some trap, with some 808-sounding snares thrown into the mix for good measure. The melodic synths merge in perfectly well with the deeper bass tones, which really set the bar higher.
The verses are more laid back, often leaving the guitar as the main instrument, before the beat returns to hit in full blast, bringing the song to its dynamic height.
Dj Flowmotion is currently 24 years old. Music was always his passion! In his childhood he started to learn the piano and since then he got interested in music.
Nowadays he is one of the most famous DJ – Artists in Vienna.
He started his first mix on Soundcloud in 2014 which got in the first two months already more than 4.000 listeners. That was amazing for that time!
Since his career started he played already at the biggest Clubs in Austria like Praterdome Vienna, Empire St. Martin, Till Neulengbach and many more.
Vienna Artist, DJ and producer ‘Flowmotion’ drops a classy tech-house meets Trap synth pop gem with haunting new single ‘Lights’
Flowmotion loves to play EDM, Hip Hop and Mainstream music in a fine combination.
Nowadays he plays like all around Austria and in summer he has a couple of international gigs, like in Croatia, USA or Italy.
A highlight of his career is the Vienna School Ball every year. This is the largest prom in Austria with more than 5000 visitors. Another highlight was a gig in the Wiener Stadthalle, with more than 3000 people or the Till Club in Neulengbach, which has more than 1000 guests every weekend.
Flowmotion introduces a brand new release: LIGHTS.
‘Roy Shakked’ releases beautiful, sublime, melodic and majestic new E.P ‘I’m Telling Everyone’ on 6 July 2020.
Roy Shakked’s music career has taken many turns over the years. After graduating from college, he worked as a video game composer in NYC.
His next job was a record label A&R manager in Los Angeles.
He followed that up by starting his own label, releasing eclectic underground grooves produced by himself and fellow friends, and finally releasing his songs featuring his vocals & lyrics, often playing all instruments.
His original albums have been released under different pen names including Holmes (over 3 million music streams to date), The Bright Wild, Orb Roybison and The Tao of Groove – all released under his Groove Gravy Records label.
Through the years, Roy’s music has been featured on dozens of television shows, including Teen Titans Go!, Sex and The City, Nip/Tick, Beyblade, CSI Miami, and Greenhouse Academy.
He has also written and produced music for multiple advertisements & trailers in the US, Japan and Europe and has composed scores and contributed songs to a host of films.
Oblivion – Vintage keys, lush strings, smokey vibes. A slow & soulful track about life changes, ambivalence and love.
I’m Telling Everyone – Dark & funky, piano-driven electro-pop song about submission, admission and life lessons.
Natalia – A Beatles-esque piano waltz dedicated to Roy Shakked’s girlfriend
Five Days a Week – Tracked live, this anti-workweek anthem, originally recorded on the first Holmes album in ’08, has now been re-imagined.
In Winter – An acoustic singer-songwriter ballad written in anticipation fo Roy daughter’s birth which happened this past winter.
The new E.P ‘I’m Telling Everyone’ by ‘Roy Shakked’ is out on all good digital retailers on 6 July 2020.
This is not just another Trap track, but an open ticket and invitation into experiencing a taste of the mysterious and wild Rap and Grime lifestyle of the sometimes controversial and globally trending new dark kid of Trap ‘Vlad HQ’.
‘Vlad HQ’ is followed globally by fanatics and follows in the footsteps of artists like ‘Keak Da Sneak’ and ‘Dax’ using dark beats and wild, whispery, distinctive spits that always lead to ‘Midas Touch’ catchy hooks, melodies and upfront, explicit, real life rhymes.
Going viral again and with global followers, Vlad HQ is on a world domination mission and is joined by the dope hot Rahli on this Smokey red hot, radical and atmospheric Trap, Grime and Drill fusion.
The hot steamy rap spits it’s way out of the speakers and takes us on a real life journey into the dark, decadent and dangerously hot world of ‘Vlad HQ’ who is smoking the finest Sh*t.
Lock up your daughters or send them over this is a radical, dope, chilled and tantalising dark vibed Trap track that’s not for your parents. It’s BAD.You know it.
What are the obsessed fans saying about Vlad HQ ?
Fans on Soundcloud are going ‘Vlad HQ’ crazy dropping comments like “This is so sick mad love”, “This is some crazy sh*t”, “Vocal energy is fire, reminds me of Dax, big ups bro”, “I love the dark vibe this song has man” and thousands more after
Follow the blazing trail of ‘Vlad HQ’ with dope new single ‘Tonight (feat. Rahli)’ OUT NOW.
The latest single from the incredible ‘Terri Danelle’ is entitled ‘Sacrifice and is a modern Blues/Soul single.
‘Sacrifice’ from ‘Terri Danelle’ is available on all platforms and is a heartfelt song delving into deception and a betrayal of love which is something everyone can relate to at some stage of their life.. It talks about someone choosing the materialistic 3D love over a past life deep soul connection.
The emerging artist shows off her irresistibly soulful voice on her powerful new track Born in New Zealand and currently based in West Australia, Terri Danelle has been cultivating a deeply personal style of song writing for years.
Emerging into the public consciousness with her new single, she shows herself to be an artist capable of speaking directly to audience’s hearts with her powerful voice. The retro guitar riffs that open ‘Sacrifice’ set the stage perfectly for what’s about to come.
Terri muses on romance and loss as the track gradually builds to a cathartic crescendo with a memorable hook.
Terri’s blues influences are on full display here, as she packs every line she sings full of emotion.
Fans of retro soul and modern pop will surely find something to love on ‘Sacrifice.’ ‘Sacrifice’ is available on all streaming platforms now.
Travis Ford is a dope Hot New artist from east side of Southern California, Born and raised on 98th and Main Street in Los Angeles by Mother (Ardalia Watson ) and Grandmother (Inez Henderson ).
Travis grew up a big fan of Michael Jackson ,lil Wayne at a young age performed at Churches ,Talent shows , School events ,Family knew he was going to be a entertainer maybe even a superstar.
After jail time , grandmother passing , Travis starting linking and taking music more serious, Came together with Royalty records Ceo signed a deal start making major singles w host like Compton av ,Pacman da gunman ,Slim 400,Jadakiss, Tanyc and many more .
On the street Now the hottest summer banger of 20/20 most are saying. “Tatt city ft Slim 400” “ Hood wit Palm treez in it hosted by jadakiss is name is ringing bells through California,Texas,Atlanta, Miami , and more.
Travis is a very talented artist fans love his music and can’t can’t to hear further projects. Royalty records artist Travis Ford is a very interesting artist,Unique sound to we’re fans are comparing talent to LIL Wayne ,NBA young boy ,roddy rich , check his YouTube and Instagram for more up dates and info.
Download and stream the new EP “Hood wit the Palm trees in it “where I come from ep” now all platforms.
If u ask the streets they are loving Travis Ford and can’t wait for more ep’s ,albums and music.
Think Fab meets Jadakiss meets J. Cole as 90’s era boom bap lines collide with modern day sonic vibrations. Seamlessly bridging the generational gap, this is what evolved rap sounds like.
Abel is an Ethiopian-born and DMV-bred recording artist. An MC’s MC and a throwback to the era of bars and lyricism, Abel’s 90’s influence is apparent immediately, yet is refreshingly complemented by a contemporary flow and delivery.
Substantive, conscious, thought provoking rap served over soulful instrumentals. No cursing or negative imagery. Just timeless, uplifting rap music that feeds the soul. Packed full of punchlines, word play, flow patterns, cadence, delivery styles and alliteration, Abel’s versatility and range are limitless.
Employing the recording style of Jay-Z and Biggie, Abel prides himself on never writing down rhymes. All of his music is created and recorded in a stream of consciousness in the moment.
Abel has been releasing music at a furious pace in 2020 having dropped 3 EPs and several standout singles.
From R&B laced bangers like “Jaded”, “No Brainer” and “Seasons” to a punchline onslaught on “Salute”to the summertime rhythm of “Vibes” or the faith-based “We On 1“, real hip hop heads are sure to get goosebumps from the first bars. Head will undoubtedly nod from start to finish.
His latest release “#BLM” is a prolific deep dive of social commentary on the current state of civil rights and police brutality in America. Brutally honest lyrics served over gritty and soulful instrumentation, #BLM delivers a passionate and well reasoned message of frustration that necessitates immediate and drastic change to current status quo.
In an era seemingly dominated with simplistic and unimpressive lyrics submerged in a relentless flood of quasi-melodic autotune, it’s truly refreshing to hear a real lyricist delivering a meaningful and positive message to the world.
Savannah Nider was born and raised in Pawnee City, Nebraska, a small town in the southeast corner of the state with about 900 people. She grew up passionate about family, sports, speech, and of course… music.
At a young age, her big voice turned the heads of some prominent industry figures. At 15, Savannah was given the opportunity to work along side Geno LeSage, Steve Cox, and Kenny Royster who were involved in the careers of Grammy award-winning artists including Collin Raye and many others.
Savannah lost her biggest fan, Grandma Linda, to pancreatic cancer shortly after launching her career. She made a promise to herself and her grandmother that music would not just be a dream, but a priority.
She completed her college education in 2014, married the man of her dreams, and moved to Nashville in early 2019.
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Soon after her move, Savannah began to make musical connections that would launch her career. Joie Scott, a well-known songwriter in Nashville, influenced Savannah’s song writing ability and co-wrote her first song “Until Always,” which she performed at her own wedding.
She was also introduced to Bryan Cole, a talented producer out of Pittsburgh, PA who took a special interest in Savannah’s unique story, sound, and powerful voice.
She recorded her latest EP, produced by Bryan Cole and Grammy Award winner Steve Marcantonio, in November of 2019 with her family and friends watching the magic outside the studio glass.
This small-town girl with the big voice is making waves on the international scene, reaching #1 on the iTunes country singles chart in South Africa with “We Are Us.” She feels nothing but humility, love, and support from her family, both here and gone, and will use music to make them proud.
The Las Vegas-based electronic dance music project ‘DSB n Ike Okani’ is composed of DJ Donut Shop Boi (DSB) and DJ, record producer and songwriter Ike Okani.
‘DSB n Ike Okani’ release their distinctly trad folk-flavoured dance anthem Limerick Sky.
Released by Gilok Music (UK) and hypnotic from the first pulsating bars of the intro, Limerick Sky is a testament to passionate encounters, hook ups, and being lost and in love in the “ruins of the city”.
Limerick Sky from ‘DSB n Ike Okani’ is out now on all good digital music retailers.
Aurora Olivas recently joined forces with‘JACSIN’, a music production and song writing duo who collaborated with the artist on a brand new single release: When You Were Mine.
The song marks Aurora’s much-anticipated debut release. Aided by the LA-based production team, Aurora managed to bring her vision to life and unfold the full potential of her creativity with a track that truly stands out.
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One of the most difficult tasks for any artists is definitely to come up with a sound that feels refreshing and unique, yet timeless and innovative. It is safe to say that Aurora and Jacsin managed to accomplish that and more with this masterfully conceived release.
If you are a fan of artists as diverse as Billie Eilish, as well as Sia, The Chainsmokers, Halsey and Miley Cyrus, this one is going to be right up your alley.
This is a modern production, and Aurora is a charismatic singer with a lot of passion and a great voice to offer!
Find out more about Jacsin and Aurora Olivas, and do not miss out “When You Were Mine,” which is going to be available on June 19th.
‘Lucid Ending’ are a 4-piece alternative rock band from Edmonton, Canada.
Founded in 2017, the group finds its influence from grunge, post-grunge and hard rock of the 90s.
Lucid Ending were formed when professional poker player (Trevor Ahmet onguitar, vocals) started collaborating with well known Hip-Hop producer (Steve Mahoney on guitar, producer).
The duo who are influenced by seminal 90’s bands like Weezer, Bush and Cage The Elephant were joined by on the rhythm section by Logan Cunningham (drums), Josh de Boer (bass).
The latest release from ‘Lucid Ending’ is entitled ‘Product’.
‘Product’ rocks in a modern, relevant and fresh way and is fused with classic grunge and alternative rock influences.
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Sonic guitars and solo’s, stomping drums and a fast paced chugging rhythm section is delivered with an anthemic, powerful vocal of pure rock protest.
With a 2020 Grunge sound and energetic anthemic rock energy, Lucid Ending are creating a big resurgence in alternative rock and grunge.
IN∆ of KingQueen’s journey as a performer started in Helsingborg, Sweden where she owned and ran a dance school at the age of 16.
During that time she attended the theatre high school, managed to write, direct and produce a musical. She also performed her original music in competitions and festivals around Europe.
She moved to London in 2007 and earned a degree in vocals and production at the London Centre of Contemporary Music college. Later on she moved to Los Angeles and earned another degree in vocals and performance at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
Los Angeles became her home. One of her first shows was at a packed House Of Blues at the Sunset strip. A month after that she signed a record deal and began recording with B.A.M and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.
Ina of KingQueen who is the lead singer of rock band KingQueen releases the incredible pop edm soccer anthem for the Swedish professional soccer team Helsingborg IF. All streams and proceeds will be donated to the club.
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Her success continued by having the music video for her song “U MAKE ME (LOL)” airing on MTV, VH1 and LOGO TV. She got nominated for best pop artist at LA MUSIC Awards and best pop song at HMMA Awards. Her first album release show was at Palladium in Hollywood in front of 4.000 people but that was nothing compared to the biggest performance of her life, the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2010.
It was after meeting and working with Kim Fowley (Joan Jett, GNR) and Noizee (Marky Ramone) at the end of 2011 that inspired Sabrina to become an independent artist. She left her record deal and manager to DIY and shortly ended up back in the studio experimenting with melodic European and edgy American sounds.
She got a band together and named it KingQueen. Rehearsals turned into songs and songs turned into an album. They recorded the album on to a tape machine in a little studio in Norco, CA and the music was mixed and mastered in Italy by Frank Nemola (Vasco Rossi).
In 2013 KingQueen won LA’s Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands, (ended up in the finals, top 10 of the world wide battle out of 22,000 bands) and performed at Universal City Walk. Besides touring the U.S and opening for Steel Panther, KingQueen continuously played and packed many legendary venues around Los Angeles, CA such as House Of Blues, Whiskey a Go Go, Viper Room and The Roxy. They also got two nominations for best pop and rock song with “Rockstar” and “Chemically Imbalanced” at HMMA Awards.
In 2014 IN∆ of KQ earned endorsement deals with her favourite companies Mogami Cable and Audio Technica and became an artist at Roland US. She also became a voting member of the Grammy Academy and started collaborating with Italian DJ/Producer Dechard.
Their first single “F*cking In Love” was released February 2015 and had 22,103 hits after less than a week on SoundCloud. She became a VEVO artist and released a music video for “F*cking In Love” early May which also got a nomination for best pop at HMMA Awards and was up for consideration for a Grammy Nomination for best pop duo. IN∆ and Dechard’s second single “Fade Away” won an Akademia Award in September 2015 for best dance/pop, won video of the year at IndieNation Music Awards 2016 and was aired on OITN TV. The song was also featured in the ad for Martian Watches music control.
IN∆’s solo album “I Will. I Can. I Am.” was released under the name Sabrina Petrini June 4th 2016. She had a strong collaboration with producer Gabe Lopez (James Brown, Belinda Carlisle, Universal), K.Chozen (Big Sean, Katy Perry), Ruifu Wang (Monkey Buisness Productions), James Krausse (Beyonce, Nick Jonas) and Dechard.
The album has a pop/electronic/urban sound and lyrics that deliver a message. Music from that album has been playing on NBC KCAA, Independent FM and her music video for “I Will. I Can. I Am.” was aired and released on MTV and VEVO.
Mogami Cable recently released a video of IN∆ performing a live in studio version of her song “So Romantic”. She also performed the song live on KVVB TV. Her song “Know Your Worth” is one of the soundtracks in the feature film “Love Is All You Need” starring Briana Evian, Jeremy Sisto and Tyler Blackburn directed by Rocco Shields and has been seen at all major movie festivals around the U.S and Cannes film festival. The movie premiered at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood and and was released on iTunes November 2016.
IN∆ of KingQueen spent fall and winter of 2016 touring SoCal and was performing events such as O.C Fair, LA Fashion Week and San Diego Pride. In spring of 2017 IN∆ released the single “Gimme Gimme” with Dark Pink Stars and was nominated at the HMMA Awards for best pop song. The song also entered the Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands and IN∆ won the most votes out of any artist in Los Angeles which took her straight to the finals held at Universal Studios, Burbank.
In 2019 IN∆ of KQ released EP ” Get Loud” (v.2) and 2 music videos for “Running In Water” & “One Day” with her band KingQueen. She also signed a deal with Revry TV and is now an official Revry artist. She had a screening for her music video “Overthinking” at Out Web Fest Awards among Imagine Dragons documentary “Believer”.
2018/2019 includes performances like Long Beach Pride main stage alongside Empire star Jussie Smollett, DTLA Proud at Pershing Square, The Viper Room, LA Fashion Week, opening for Royal Distortion (former Barb Wire Dolls) at The Whisky a go go and her EP release party and performance at Avalon, CA. Street Food Cinema (opening for Bohemian Rhapsody) & Out At The Fair tour dates.
IN∆ of KingQueen is currently recording an EP with her band KingQueen and has now released an official soccer anthem for the pro team Helsingborgs IF. Tour announcements coming soon.
SnapDibz is a producer and songwriter/lyricist duo based in the Chicago area who’s latest EP ‘Levels’ is out now.
Snap joined the music scene in 2009 when he began work on his debut album. He hails from Atlanta, GA. With razor sharp wit and depth in his lyric writing.
Snap is taking it to the next level.
DISCOVER HIP-HOP AND POP: Exceptional beatmakers and lyric masters ‘SnapDibz’ should be going for president with this EP ‘Levels’ as it dissects the moron society and world with true class and exceptional Hip-Hop meets pop rock sensibility.
DJ Dibz grew up in Chicago and has been producing a variety of pop, hip-hop, and Indian beats.
He had been DJing in the Shreveport, LA area where he met Snap and they soon joined forces to form SnapDibz.
Together they make a pleasantly unique sound consisting of hip-hop blended with a hefty serving of pop, a touch of dance, and a sprinkle of eclectic global flavour.
They are constantly pushing the level with their pop/hip-hip blends with their unique creative ingenuity.
Together they’ve created a talented group to be watched!
Die Wavy introducing brand new EP release: The Ocean’s Motion
Die Wavy is an artist and songwriter based out of Connecticut.
He has been passionate about music ever since he was only a kid, and it didn’t take long for him to start mastering various instruments, and eventually take up his own song writing.
He later dabbled in music production and beat making, discovering the full creative potential of hip-hop, and combining it with his love for other genres, like pop and rock music alike. Although he is just 17, Die Wavy has already accomplished so much in the industry and he has recently dropped a brand new EP titled “The Ocean’s Motion.”
From The Nation of Connecticut USA: ‘Die Wavy’ releases his epic trap odyssey with genre fusions, efficient spits and rhymes and dope hot beats over alternative influences on ‘The Ocean’s Motion’ out now.
Most musicians have been stuck with the current COVID-19 lockdown situation, but Die Wavy managed to balance his morning Zoom classes with music-making, even if that meant to stay up until super late on most nights just to be able to make music! In a world that’s becoming increasingly tense, making music that makes the audience feel good can be an amazing and inspiring thing to do, and this is exactly what Die Wavy wants to accomplish and has!
The EP has a modern, f rest, and punchy tone, with some amazing melodies and verses that are easy to relate to. The EP features 6 studio tracks, including the catchy opener, “Nonstop Love,” which features some amazing guitar melodies, reminiscent of artists such as The Chainsmokers. The vocals are melodic and direct, in the vein of legends like Juice WRLD or Post Malone, but with a more melodic edge.
The song “Alien,” is a unique track with a deep and edgy sound. It features some big guitar melodies reminiscent of Disintegration-era The Cure, combined with some modern Emo-trap vibes.
“Morning Vibe” has a jazzy intro and a more experimental vibe, which adds a different mood to this EP, while maintaining the focus on trap influences. There is also room for a collaboration, as Samy Got Guap jumps in on “Breaking Bad,” one of the highlights on the EP.
“Outcast” is a more laid-back tune, with some epic electric guitar tones and a spars beat, with a bit of a Lil Uzi Vert vibe! The last song, “The Flow of The Ocean” is more moody and atmospheric, giving the song a cinematic feel.
Guantanamo Bae took inspiration for this single from time spent working as a prison guard in Guantanamo Bay. Experiencing a spectrum of emotions while dealing with the secluded conditions, GB wrote ‘Happy Sadness’. This creative piece, in today’s climate of isolation due to the global pandemic, provides an uplifting dance track that allows the listener to zone out and enjoy the positive energy emitted from this single.
James Jager’s remix of the single adds to the original intention of GB by creating an epic dance track that is expertly produced, allowing the listener to disappear into the euphoric flow of the melody effortlessly. Various instrumental drops throughout the track, like the one found around the three minute mark, add just the right amount of space for anticipation to build, resulting in a gratifying sound that will absolutely please fans of dance music.
A powerful bass-line, coupled with panned instrumentation, an energetic beat and an addictive vocal line amalgamate to form a sound that is both unique to James Jager and true to the original single. Make sure you follow James and GB on their social media to keep up to date with upcoming releases and performances!
About The Artists
James Jager is a DJ and Producer who is currently based in the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.
Finishing his engineering degree at Drexel University, James went on to pursue a career in the music industry.
Performing at venues that include NOTO Philadelphia, Rec & Royal and Warehouse on Watts, James has played alongside acts such as Bassjackers, DJ Hollywood and Morgan Page.
Continually seeking to progress his diverse creativity, James features both original, as well as “hand selected tracks” in his performances, with no genre being considered “off limits”.
Guantanamo Bae’s (GB) prodigious power to compose innovative and superior EDM tracks began as a pastime in college that fused into publishing on streaming platforms. Garnering responses from exuberant supporters, GB turned his attention to live performances, a serious-minded craft that is as important to producing the music alone.
Amid the global explosion of Electronic Dance Music, a genre that thrives almost exclusively in nightclubs and festivals of cosmopolitan cities, GB emerged from the small farm town of DeSoto, Missouri. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he relocated to New York City to attend college and the music passion began.
Experimenting with GarageBand and advancing to Ableton GB., GB was able to share tracks with close friends at house parties and small club gatherings in New York City.
Guantanamo Bae understands everyone’s need for a diversion from these challenging. He accomplishes this by incorporating melodic mixes and uplifting elements that is a celebration on the dance floor.
With sizeable performances shows forthcoming, GB is excited and focused to carry on his rapid rise out of a small farm town to the around the globe.
Formed in 1987, Paradise Motel initially consisted of Ray and Tim Mussell, Glenn Ellery, and Bernie Parenteau, all members from the small town of Drayton Valley Alberta, Canada. In their three decades of inception, the band went through a roller coaster ride and yet continued to produce remarkable music for their fans, marking their unique space in the music industry.
One of the band’s latest projects is a full-fledged album called “Black Dove” featuring 11 astounding tracks, showcasing the band’s remarkable vocal, instrumental and lyrical prowess.
Paradise Motel released their music video to the single “If You Ever Leave Me ” from the album ‘Black Dove’.
It’s directed by B. Joel Cran and produced by Chantelle Mussell & B. Joel Cran and released via Mussell Records.
The video has a retro, fun, light-hearted, traditional 90’s theme, honky tonk kind of a Rockabilly feel and look.
DISCOVER COUNTRY ROCK OF 2020: With a warm well produced country sound, ‘Paradise Motel’ ride into lockdown towns with big, real, sentimental, fun and melodic songs on their touching, epic and grand album ‘Black Dove’
“If You Ever Leave Me” hovered around as an idea for a song for about 30 years. Glenn Ellery is the primary writer and I remember us chatting about “If you ever leave me, can I come too?” as early as 1990.
Glenn presented a rough demo and after some adjustments and alterations in the chorus and the bed tracks we produced what you’re about to hear. It’s a fun kind of a tongue-in-cheek look at traditional country music and we really enjoyed the process of taking it from rough demo to the finished song. We hope you like it!!Ray Mussell.
Formed in 1987, Paradise Motel initially consisted of Ray and Tim Mussell, Glenn Ellery, and Bernie Parenteau, all members from the small town of Drayton Valley Alberta, Canada. In their three decades of inception, the band went through a roller coaster ride and yet continued to produce remarkable music for their fans, marking their unique space in the music industry. One of the band’s latest projects is a full-fledged album called “Black Dove” featuring 11 astounding tracks, showcasing the band’s remarkable vocal, instrumental and lyrical prowess.
In this exclusive interview, the band describes their amazing journey so far, going through the death of two band members and upcoming projects, including the single “If you ever leave me”.
Interviewer: Tell us how Paradise Motel was formed?
Paradise Motel: Paradise Motel was formed in 1987. It consisted of Ray and Tim Mussell, Glenn Ellery, and Bernie Parenteau. All members were from the same small town of Drayton Valley Alberta Canada.
Interviewer: Describe your journey so far.
Paradise Motel: The band started out doing smaller shows and weekend club dates. They became a recording act in 1990 with a release on a compilation CD entitled Western and Country. We started recording their debut self-titled album in 1991. At this point, all members still had full-time jobs. The first single, “Fire In The Hole” was released in 1992 and was followed up with a video on CMT.
We were starting to gain recognition and invited to appear at Fan Fair in Nashville. In 1992, we went full-time touring and toured extensively for two and a half years playing in venues in Canada and the USA, opening for major label acts, doing festivals, and major circuit clubs. Though eventually, we folded in 1994.
Interviewer: How did things change for the band after the death of two band members?
Paradise Motel: Sadly, Bernie Parenteau, the drummer passed away in 2008 and Tim Mussell passed away in 2012. It was after Tim passed away that Glenn and Ray started recording demo tracks.
Interviewer: Tell us more about your latest project “Black Dove”.
Paradise Motel: Glenn and Ray recorded the original demo track for Black Dove in 2013. Through the next 5 years, the project grew in scope to what it has become today. 2 full studio albums, 4 YouTube videos with the debut being “Black Dove” and 3 more videos ready to release. 4 more videos are in the planning stages to complete 8 single releases over the next 2 years.
Interviewer: Tell s about your upcoming single “If you ever leave me” from the album Black Dove?
Paradise Motel: “If you ever Leave Me” from the album Black Dove is releasing on the 2nd of June, 2020 along with a music Video on YouTube.
Interviewer: What is your inspiration to make music?
Paradise Motel: The love of creating something tangible from a simple idea and seeing it come to fruition
Interviewer: What other projects are you currently working on?
Paradise Motel: Ray Mussell of Paradise Motel is currently collaborating with Canadian Country Music star, Aaron Pritchett, on a family-based recording project, aptly named “Family Business “. One family producing and one family performing. This will be a world-class, multi-genre project with 2 generations performing and producing this record. Most, if not all material on this project will be original.
More information about the band can be found on their official website paradisemotel.com.
Christopher Dallman ditches the acoustic guitar for a synth-driven cinematic indie-pop sound on new single with Album to Follow.
After one album and three EPs with a folky vibe, Christopher Dallman ditches the acoustic guitar and singer/songwriter sound on his transcendent new album DIGITAL BLUE.
On these 13 distinct yet unified tracks, Dallman explores a bold and genre-bending electronic soundscape that draws from Pop, Electronic, Alternative, and even Jazz, taking the listener on an evocative, cinematic journey.
Summer 2020 will see the release of 5 singles from DIGITAL BLUE – including TIME OF MY LIFE, which premiered on 88.9 WYMS RADIO MILWAUKEE on June 4th – culminating in the September 23rd release of the album to streaming outlets as well as on Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl and Compact Disc.
A&R FACTORY says this: “The haunting soundscape fuses elements of darkwave synth-pop with contemporary yet cinematic Indie.”
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Dallman moved to New York City at 18, where he honed his chops at local open mics before signing with Treasure Records for his debut album RACE THE LIGHT.
In 2004, Dallman relocated to Los Angeles, where he recorded 3 EPs, including SAD BRITNEY, a record of Britney Spears covers that reached #7 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts.
DISCOVER SYNTH POP 2020: ‘Christopher Dallman’ releases ‘Time of my Life’ off forthcoming album ‘Digital Blue’ – Discover Media Digital Synth Pop Explosion 2020
His video for GHOSTS reached #1 on MTVmusic.com, and he has licensed his music to MTV’s The Real World, Hallmark, Lifetime, and various independent films.
Dallman has toured the US and overseas, sharing the stage with the likes of Amos Lee, Jonathan Rice, Ben Lee, and Amy Helms.
Gianluca Gallo, singer, composer, music producer was born in Italy.
“Here from early childhood my parents recognized and developed my musical talent” he says.
He entered and attended Musical Conservatory of Palermo, where he graduated as Guitar Maestro.
“Since then I have made my music experience live on stage and in studio, besides working with such singers like Umberto Tozzi, Los Locos, Luca Barbarossa”.
Gianluca Gallo has organized and directed various Italian music Festivals and been honoured to judge international song contests in Italy and worldwide.
Gianluca Gallo speaks about his creation process, “I have my music recording studio based in Latvia where I create complete music and sound design”
Tell us about Susanna your new single ?
“Susanna” was born spontaneously as the most part of my compositions due to the catchy theme in my head.
DISCOVER UK EURO MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2020: ‘Gianluca Gallo’ drops the cool, catchy, fun pop single and animated music video ‘Susanna’
The song has been posted in various Spotify playlists. The song Susanna is definitely the song of the summer 2020, made to have fun, to dance, and to enjoy a beautiful evening.
Born in Agrigento in 1974, Gianluca Gallo began playing the guitar at the age of only 12 and by the age of 13 she passed her exams entering the Music Conservatory of Palermo. At the age of 16, he formed his first Rock group, not neglecting his studies at the Conservatory. In the meantime he began composing and singing Italian Rock style songs and after having sent auditions to various show agencies, he was called to perform the vaudeville of some singers such as Francesco Baccini, Luca Barbarossa, Andrea Mingardi, Los Locos.
In 1998 he recorded a song titled (Quanto Tempo) and it is thanks to this song that has been successful in Sicily and southern Italy, this song is passed on the radio and Gianluca is called as a guest in various events of Piazza and also host of television programs .
In 1999 he began his Tournée with 7 dates in the Sicilian squares, with Pop Rock songs written by himself, obtaining great favor from the public and reaching in some squares an audience of 5,000 people.
In 2001 he finally released his first single CD titled (Un tuffo al Mare) a joking single that goes a bit ‘out of the rules, the electro-pop-Latin style, and this time begins another tour with 10 dates.
In 2007 comes the single (È Tardi … Arrivederci) that brings Gianluca a decent success in Italy, first through a television commercial that uses the song and then through over 400 national radio stations that pass the song.
In the spring of 2018, Mackenzie Nicole unveiled her debut album, The Edge.
It’s songs tallied over 1 million Spotify streams, and her videos totalled 8 million-plus views.
On the outside, Mackenzie seemed to be a happy and fearless 18-year-old whose hard work and talent was starting to pay off. On the inside, she was literally fighting for her life.
She explains, “The first time I remember contemplating suicide, I was six years old, so I’ve been no stranger to mental illness. However, I learned how to cohabitate with my demons, viewing my suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and OCD as a sort of haunted house in which I was forced to reside.”
She continues, “When I thought I could suffer no more surprises at the hands of my mental state, I was blindsided by an acute mental breakdown that overtook my entire life. When my psychiatrist diagnosed me with bipolar I disorder, I felt a sense of relief.”
As Mackenzie dove into her ongoing journey of recovery, she also had a responsibility to start writing and recording a new album.
With a sense of obligation to her own mental health and a need to reach anybody else that might be struggling, Mystic was born.
“I knew immediately the story must be told. I promptly began recording an autobiographical chronicle of my odyssey through the stages of mental health.”
Tapping into a reflective and ethereal vibe throughout the songs and visual story, she shares her innermost insecurities, struggles, and triumphs, hoping to connect with others through shared experiences. Mystic is more than a concept album. It is a personal yet relatable journal both musically and visually.
“This is an important topic,” says Mackenzie. “I wanted to handle it in an artistic and personal way. If you have been in the dark place, you know it is a little monster always ready to destroy you. I hope people walk away with a greater understanding of themselves and others.
DISCOVER SHORT FILMS AND MUSIC VIDEO TRENDS of 2020: ‘Mackenzie Nicole’ drops a forward thinking epic musical film with her modern masterpiece ‘Mystic’ out now on Strange Films – Discover Music PR.
Mystic is out now on Strange Main (the pop music division of Strange Music.)
Pop Dance masters N2BLÜ return in true style with an incredible, epic and different pop single.
The new single ‘Better Now’ comes packed with an electro ‘Cloudbusting’ beat vibe and ‘The Might be Giants’ pop flair and could be their biggest hit yet.
Shimmering synths, pounding drums, warm sensitive vocals and lyrics, 80’s pop sensibility and a big song treatment.
If this doesn’t stick in your head nothing will.
When asked about the meaning behind the single Jonathan from N2BLÜ said:
“Better Now is a very personal song about a past relationship and a past version of myself (Jonathan). I used to feel unworthy of love and that lead me to relationships and people that weren’t the healthiest. The journey to self acceptance is not an easy one and it never really ends. It’s something we have to work on every day and all we can really hope for is to be better now than we were then”.
LYRICS SPOTLIGHT – BETTER NOW
Better Now by N2BLÜ
Just like a hole in the heart of the ocean
You make me wish that I could drown
Keep pouring myself into your void of emotions
As your anchor pulls me down
And I’m losing myself just to feed your ego
But it’s never enough to make this love grow
Even though we don’t fit, you don’t stop me trying Leaving me the only one crying
But I know better now I know better I I know better now I know better I I know better now Better now
Better now Better now Better now Better now
Wearing the mask of someone who knows love
Your flashing colors draw me in
Painting my fantasy as you fit me like a glove
Where you end and I begin?
You keep drawing me in with flames of passion
When all that I want is your love reaction
Even though it’s not right, I still do it for you
Hoping someday you’ll be the one that’s true
But I know better now I know better I I know better now I know better I I know better now Better now
Better now Better now Better now Better now
You were the one I thought I wanted You were the one I thought I needed You were what I thought I deserved I deserve
You were the one I thought I wanted You were the one I thought I needed You were what I thought I deserved I deserve…
Better now I know better I I know better now I know better I
I know better now Better now Better now
Better now Better now Better now I deserve better now I deserve better now
Better now Better now Better now I know better I
I know better now I know better Better now
Better now Better now
HISTORY OF N2BLÜ
The previous hit single from N2BLÜ was entitled ‘Again’.
Born in New Orleans, Jonathan Arceneaux started singing not long after he learned to talk and hasn’t stopped singing since!
At a very young age Jonathan began his career as a singer in a church choir and started taking voice lessons in both classical and musical theatre styles. During his High School years in Baton Rouge, LA, Jonathan continued singing in the choir and participated in several musical theatre productions. He also started to tap into his writing talents as a freshman in High School, drawing inspiration from some of his favourite bands and artists like Better Than Ezra, Duncan Sheik and Savage Garden.
Over the years following, Jonathan began to realize that his true passion was singing and writing Pop music, so he changed his focus from classical and music theatre to be a full time Pop singer/songwriter. He is a passionate, true artist with emotional expression through his writing, production, and performance. Jonathan also enjoys collaborating with other artists to meld unique tastes in sound and texture.
In 2008 he worked with hit producers I-ROC (Universal Music/HappyMadison Productions/BZEE ROC) and RADIO (Chris Brown’s “Dreamer”/Blake Lewis’ “End of the World”).
As a result of the collaboration with RADIO in 2009, Jonathan released “From TheAshes”, under the name Jay Arseno, his sophomore follow up to his debut album in 2008, “Face In You Crowd”, under the name Jonathan Adam.
After the loss of his father to kidney cancer in August of 2009, Jonathan took some time off from music and in 2013 he decided to move from his home in Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA for an immersive experience in the heart of the music industry.
While he learned a lot about the industry and himself, Los Angeles was not a good fit for him. So, in 2015 Jonathan decided to get back to his roots and move back home to the Big Easy, New Orleans. Not long after moving to New Orleans, Jonathan met Konstantin Smorodnikov, a personal trainer originally from Russia who had a love and talent for music as well.
Jonathan and Konstantin had an instant connection as friends and decided to start working on music together. While Jonathan came from more of a pop music writing background and classical vocal training, Konstantin’s background was in the club and dance music scene. The next couple of years lead to the duo developing a seamless blending of Jonathan’s lyrics and vocals and Konstantin’s beats and instrumentation to create a sound all their own. In July 2018 they were approached by Loren Israel to participate in his song writing mentorship program.
Little did Jonathan and Konstantin know that this would be an integral turning point in their musical journey.
After a year of instruction, guidance, and tough love from Loren and by honing their skills in song writing and lyricism, they have emerged as the duo, N2BLÜ.
Born and raised in Kostroma, Russia, Konstantin Smorodnikov fell in love with music at early age. It was the structure of rhythm and arrangement that most interested him.
Around 15 is when he was introduced to computer music production.
At 18 moved to America where spent most of his 20’s going out to local dance clubs and learning all he could about technical side of production and sound engineering. He drew inspiration from DJ’s like PeterRauhofer and Abel Aguilera.
In 2016 he met Jonathan Arceneaux. They realized that they both shared a passion for similar sounds and ideas in music and decided to give a musical partnership a shot.
The Fire Ants may not have gained worldwide popularity yet, but they need no introduction to the fans of the Seattle sound that defined a generation.
The year was 1992 when Seattle’s grunge scene was making waves across the city, and the band released their six-song EP “Stripped” on Dekema Records.
The EP was recorded by legendary Sub Pop and grunge producer Jack Endino, who also recorded and produced albums for Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Soundgarden.
He is credited with helping to create Seattle’s grunge movement and sound. The album was remastered by Endino in 2015 and re-released by Dekema Records as a Deluxe Edition with nine additional demo tracks the band recorded back in 1992, prior to the Endino sessions, with Marty Jourard, a member of 80’s New Wave band The Motels.
Members of The Fire Ants band include Chad Channing, Nirvana’s original drummer, Brian and Kevin Wood (brothers of Andrew Wood, formerly of Mother Love Bone) and Dan McDonald (former bassist for Native Messiah and Strait Face).
Chad was the drummer on Nirvana’s first album “Bleach”, and he originally played on demos for what would become the “Nevermind” album.
Brian and Kevin’s brother Andrew Wood was the lead singer of Mother Love Bone until his passing in 1990. The members of Mother Love Bone went on to team up with Eddie Vedder and became Pearl Jam.
Prior to The Fire Ants, Kevin and Andrew Wood were in the influential Seattle band Malfunkshun.
The band’s record Stripped received a great response from grunge fans when it was initially released back in 1992.
The opening track of the album, “Bodies by the Side of the Road” reminds one of bands like Guns N’ Roses and Stone Temple Pilots while “Mine, His, Alive” is the most hard-hitting track on the album with its monolithic guitar riffs and gnarly vocal tones.
The song “100 Wives” has Led Zeppelin influences, and the intro to “Waiting on Your Love” has a hard-hitting rock and roll vibe.
The demo track “She Drove Me Crazy” offers a cool insight into the band’s rehearsal process.
All in all, the album has a certain nostalgia as it acts as a memory of an era when grunge music evolved over a decade from having a softer side to taking a dark twist in the second half of the ’90s.
Listen to the album Stripped (Deluxe Edition) on Spotify.com.
The debut single ‘I Love Me’ from ‘Charli’ is out now globally.
‘Charli’ reveals the story behind the music and her incredible melodic and soulful 80’s esque debut pop single ‘I Love Me’.
CHARLI – ARTIST INTERVIEW
Where did your name ‘Charli’ come from ?
When I was in France, everybody called me Charly Gee.
Were you always making music ?
I was this singer-songwriter, super creative and powerful who was hiding herself by collaborating with different people (96 records, The Ware, Jule Aston as Anoï Feard).
Are you still based in France ?
After fighting with myself to understand who I am, I realized that my dreams were somewhere else : in Los Angeles.
How has this influenced you and your music ?
It’s a new beginning, a new adventure, a new chapter, I changed my name and I wrote about 30 songs.
My first track is “I LOVE ME“.
How has music influenced you as a human being ?
Music helped me to be the woman I am now.
Doing music and writing what I feel, and also writing what I want to be, helped me to overcome all the difficulties.
WEEKLY MUSIC EXPRESS NEW MUSIC INTERVIEWS: The beautiful soulful presence of ‘Charli’ arrives with a smooth, sensual and 80’s sheened ballad on the timeless personal ‘I Love Me’ – Weekly Music Express UK
What is your mission behind making and sharing your music ?
I want to help others to feel powerful and happy as I am now. Never forget that you deserve to be happy !