Rick Jamm – JamSphere http://jamsphere.com The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network! Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:53:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Jxckson: “Curiosity” – There’s confidence running through every note http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/jxckson-curiosity-theres-confidence-running-through-every-note http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/jxckson-curiosity-theres-confidence-running-through-every-note#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:53:35 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32511 The Austin, Texas, independent pop artist, Jxckson, is back with a brand new EP entitled “Curiosity”. In a number of ways, this new recording sounds like a fresh start. There’s confidence running through every note of this record, and how could there not be? This is most definitely Version 2.0 of Jxckson, as his moved […]

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The Austin, Texas, independent pop artist, Jxckson, is back with a brand new EP entitled “Curiosity”. In a number of ways, this new recording sounds like a fresh start. There’s confidence running through every note of this record, and how could there not be? This is most definitely Version 2.0 of Jxckson, as his moved from rock-pop to electro-pop leanings. While, his songs still feature thought provoking lyrics, it’s musically a new direction for the artist. I think this is an absolute triumph of indie pop music artistry. It’s catchy, it’s quirky, it’s honest, and best-of-all the artist actually contributes to the songwriting.

I really have no respect for artists that simply sing and dance but have little if any creative involvement in their projects. Jxckson is totally immersed in the creation of his music, which is focused on the important core elements for him – strong melodies, cutting edge beats, and unforgettable hooks.

From the opening track titular track, “Curiosity” comes a distinctive and cohesive baritone voice that ties the music, image and person together, and that innately lies at the heart of Jxckson’s potential star power. The singer’s voice is an absolute understated gem – at times hitting the low notes with ease, it all comes at your ear unexpectedly.

Musically, the song’s sweeping choruses function to unwind, in each instance, the tight-laced verses they succeed, and the song progresses along quite nicely, with a generous dose of resonant horns.

Jxckson wastes no time in astutely merging his unorthodox vocal delivery with irresistibly catchy pop hooks on the slower “Love Like Ours”. This is a great song with meaningful lyrics, but it’s Jxckson’s voice that will win you over. He’s a vocal treasure with such a laid-back style and beautifully comfortable range.

“Don’t Call Me Back” displays an endearing charisma while never forsaking those all-important alluring hooks. If you don’t fall in love with the way he sings this song then you need your ears examined.

By the time you reach “The Distance”, you would have latched onto the idea that the theme of this EP covers the varying mechanisms of a relationship. I really enjoyed this song, a slow downbeat and new age electronic ballad with the best vocal performance on the EP. Even with it being a ballad, the production is top-end, Jxckson remains true to the musical styling of the EP in this song.

One of the challenges for any singer-songwriter is learning how to write songs that perfectly fit their talents. It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many otherwise good singers forget ignore this fact. And Jxckson sounds like he has fully achieved that on this song.

Melody, song structure and a pop sensibility, all come into play on the final track, “When Morning Comes”. A superb ending to a sonically and lyrically expansive journey through the mind of Jxckson.

The artist, it seems, is progressing into a well-rounded, mature songwriter and performer who plays to all his strengths, and in particular his deep resonant voice, and its ability to move from a confidential whisper to a rousing bellow, without shattering your eardrums. This should be enough to kindle the interest of not only previous fans of Jxckson, but also music enthusiasts who get drawn to honest, heartfelt music.

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Greek Electronic Producer Tasos Petsas Releases His Latest Single – “Untitled” http://jamsphere.com/news/greek-electronic-producer-tasos-petsas-releases-his-latest-single-untitled http://jamsphere.com/news/greek-electronic-producer-tasos-petsas-releases-his-latest-single-untitled#respond Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:44:18 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32506 Tasos Petsas a Greek creator of electronic music, this week released his new single called “Untitled” via FM Records. For the first time the sound of his music is house with an addictive and nostalgic rhythm that manages to “hypnotize” you from the first minute. As the creator intended, the track brings together the memories […]

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Tasos Petsas a Greek creator of electronic music, this week released his new single called “Untitled” via FM Records. For the first time the sound of his music is house with an addictive and nostalgic rhythm that manages to “hypnotize” you from the first minute.

As the creator intended, the track brings together the memories of the past, the everyday life of the present, and the expectations of the future. And because he doesn’t have any title for all of these events, he called it “Untitled”.

The track has already reached the #1 spot on the Gr-Top 100 and it’s his 7th NO#1 in Greece after “Mother Of Mine (Anna)”, “Angel Of Mine (Aural Fragment Edit)” with Manja Vlachogianni, “Friend Of Mine” Remixed by Lego Boy, “Anna” with Thespina Patrona, “Voices (Istimpei)” and “Mother Of Mine (Anna) (Deep House Remix)”.

Links to Stream and  Download the song:

▶iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gr/album/untitled-single/1397488468?l=el

▶Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7oWIwkgIla6d64s8c12ASy

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Junior Turner: “Tonight” – a vocal stimulant that can give your ears what they need! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/junior-turner-tonight-a-vocal-stimulant-that-can-give-your-ears-what-they-need http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/junior-turner-tonight-a-vocal-stimulant-that-can-give-your-ears-what-they-need#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:36:11 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32502 After two years away from the music scene, July 2nd signals the official return of the award-winning pop singer and songwriter, Junior Turner when he drops his brand new single “Tonight”. Tipping his hat to some of the success stories of the modern day music scene, Junior has always managed to keep each and every […]

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After two years away from the music scene, July 2nd signals the official return of the award-winning pop singer and songwriter, Junior Turner when he drops his brand new single “Tonight”. Tipping his hat to some of the success stories of the modern day music scene, Junior has always managed to keep each and every song grounded with his excellent songwriting and musicianship – an important quality when it comes to lasting power. Recognition of big time songwriters who have gone before runs through Junior’s catalog and it’s hard to believe that he aims for anything less than the same sort of recognition as his own future legacy. An ambition that is achievable for one who has had a hand in some of the best pop ballads on the independent pop scene in the last few years.

Quite fittingly, Junior Turner comes out all guns blazing, on what sounds like a potential smash hit single.  Junior knows a little something about music and what it takes to entertain. Ready to prove that he has something that your ears need; the emotion is there and the foot-tapping beat is also there. This is a love anthem with a mission. Led by a thoroughly fleshed out and multi-layered production. Passionate and soulful in during the verses and joyfully rapturous in the choruses, Junior knocks this one out of the park.

Production, songwriting and performing-wise, “Tonight” proves for the umpteenth time that Junior Turner is in the big league. It also shows the myriad of influences pepper into Junior’s soul-stirring and hip-shaking sound; there is a lot of Pop, plenty of Blue-eyed Soul, and an all-around adrenalin-filled euphoria that candidly sings of love. The narrator is in an uplifting emotional state, finally achieving the love he needs, and never wanting to stop desiring it.

In total contrast with the hedonistic, all-sex and all-drug themes, currently running rife in contemporary music, this is what makes the song so humanly appealing, and ready to soundtrack a whole lot of ordinary, decent people’s lives. Junior belts and spears his vocals like a love warrior, and we can’t help but follow his example.

The more intriguing his sonic back-drop, the more you realize Junior is a vocal stimulant that can give your ears what they need. Now that he’s back to where he wants to be, Junior Turner had better start to wear some shades, because the future is looking pretty bright for him again!

MORE ABOUT: Junior Turner has been singing on the entertainment circuit as well as holiday resorts abroad for 20 years since the tender age of just 14. However he then landed on the national music scene in 2010 and 2011 respectively with releases for BBC’s Children in Need and then the UK armed forces charity ‘Help For Heroes’.

Subsequently Junior burst into the USA State charts with several state chart number one hits, as well as winning several prestigious independent music awards including an honorary award held in the Grammy hall of fame for his songwriting. With two critically acclaimed albums under his belt – ‘Under Scrutiny’ and ‘Direction’, Junior has worked with and held in high regard with some of the biggest producers and music professionals in today’s industry.

“Tonight” is officially released on Monday 2nd July 2018. Stay connected with Junior Turner on FACEBOOK and TWITTER

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Baltimore 80s Tribute Band The New Romance Invited Back To China To Perform Exclusive Business Gala http://jamsphere.com/news/baltimore-80s-tribute-band-the-new-romance-invited-back-to-china-to-perform-exclusive-business-gala http://jamsphere.com/news/baltimore-80s-tribute-band-the-new-romance-invited-back-to-china-to-perform-exclusive-business-gala#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:54:39 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32494 It has been said that with enough talent and determination that music can take you anywhere. Well, for Baltimore’s highly-acclaimed 80s tribute band The New Romance that means half away the world twice. The group has revealed that they have been invited back to China to perform at the illustrious Starworld Casino in Macau, China […]

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It has been said that with enough talent and determination that music can take you anywhere. Well, for Baltimore’s highly-acclaimed 80s tribute band The New Romance that means half away the world twice. The group has revealed that they have been invited back to China to perform at the illustrious Starworld Casino in Macau, China as the headlining act for The British Business Association of Macau Annual Ball on June 22 and June 23.

The New Romance, who describe themselves as not just a a tribute to the 80s, but an authentic concert experience, specializes in recreating the sounds of the bands that they cover.

Performing such hits as Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, Purple Rain by Prince, Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp, Livin On A Prayer by Bon Jovi, How Soon Is Now? by the Smiths and so much more. It was this eclectic song selection and true musicianship that drew the attention of the booking agent who found their promotional video online and booked them immediately upon viewing it last year and who was eager to bring them back for the 2018 gala. Considered one of Chinas most premiere business events, The British Business Association of Macau Annual Ball benefits their annual scholarship fund to ensure that students living in the community have the ability to attend college.

Last year, over MOP100,000 was raised toward the scholarship fund. “It’s a true honor to be invited back to Macau. Any chance you have the opportunity to help people and give back to the community is special, said Greg Marsh, keyboardist for The New Romance. The kindness everyone showed us last time was remarkable. We are excited to perform again, make new friends and make Maryland proud!”

For more information about The New Romance, please visit http://www.thenewromance.com or https://www.facebook.com/newromance

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BWH Music Group Releases the Hottest Album of the Summer – ‘That Summer, Vol. 1, by Various Artists’ http://jamsphere.com/news/bwh-music-group-releases-the-hottest-album-of-the-summer-that-summer-vol-1-by-various-artists http://jamsphere.com/news/bwh-music-group-releases-the-hottest-album-of-the-summer-that-summer-vol-1-by-various-artists#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:22:35 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32491 You don’t have to go the ocean to hear the best songs this summer!  BWH Music Groups June, 2018 release titled That Summer, Vol. 1 by Various Artists is the hottest indie release of the summer and perhaps the entire year. This extraordinary compilation album features 15 songs by internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists in […]

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You don’t have to go the ocean to hear the best songs this summer!  BWH Music Groups June, 2018 release titled That Summer, Vol. 1 by Various Artists is the hottest indie release of the summer and perhaps the entire year.

This extraordinary compilation album features 15 songs by internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists in multiple genres.  Featured artists include: Skinny Fresh, Coastal Club, C.K. & The Rising Tide, Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers, Ed Roman, Jeremy Parsons, Cole, Nina Amelio, Jenny Vinatieri, Erick Blu, 0 hype feat. Chris Chand, AntoineRNB, Natalie Jean & Levi Moore, Luna Keller, and The BeeKeepers.

About the Artists:

  1. “All I Need- Winner of Emergenza (Switzerland), Skinny Fresh is on the rise with salient lyrics, impressive flows, diversified beats and a new interpreted, millennial-flavored boom bap that has landed him on the watch-list of several record labels. Skinny Fresh was discovered by Ives Irie of Delinquent Habits. Impressed by the skill and passion of the young Swiss lyricist, Ives Irie added Skinny Fresh to the Delinquent Habits European album tour. As the opening act, Skinny Fresh won over fans around the world.
  1. Make It By- This Queen City quartet of indie surf rockers was formed in 2016 by a group of friends looking to blend indie rock and pop with a dash of surf music. The name Coastal Club was inspired by the groups best memories of spending time at the beach with friends and family. While based in landlocked Ohio, there is a longing for the coast found in their romantic beach tunes. Their fun, reminiscent sound falls somewhere between bands like Hippo Campus and Vampire Weekend. Coastal Club released their self-titled debut EP in 2017.
  1. Friends – The Huffington Post states Flachs songs and his voice are mesmerizing. You have to listen. Driven by his fresh fusion of alt-country, indie rock and Americana, Hudson Valley, NY singer-songwriter C.K. Flachs insightful and provocative solo debut album Empty Mansions earned C.K. & The Rising Tide significant accolades, radio rotation and coveted festival slots.
  1. Baby Put A Dress On – Frank Migliorelli has garnered airplay across American radio while touring both domestically and internationally. In 2017, he was awarded honorable mention in the nationally renowned American Songwriter Magazine Competition. Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers have been hailed has undoubtedly talented musicians who write classic, timeless songs flavored with pop, rock and roots that youll want to listen on repeat. (Indie Spoonful)
  1. Red Omen – Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Eds uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards nominee, an Akademia Awards Winner and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner.
  1. Burn This House Down – Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of the Lone Star state’s dance-hall music. Today, he tours stateside and internationally captivating audiences with his homegrown music, genuine personality, unique humor and a heart-felt love for his art. Jeremy is a Jersey Shore Film Festival nominee, a NCCC Film Festival finalist and a 2018 Josie Music Award nominee.
  1. “If im Really – Cole is an up and coming indie-pop singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, ukulele and keys). She collaborated with a stellar team to release her debut self-titled album followed by her release of “Two Faced” which was co-written with Jenn Rykert. “Two Faced” was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) and charted globally on Digital Radio Tracker. Cole is recording her 2nd album and will be releasing singles throughout 2018. She tours from Texas to Nashville and she recently traveled to Anaheim, California and performed at the Anaheim Convention Center for the 2018 NAMM Winter Show. Cole is passionate about helping others through music and donates her time to many charities, benefits and fundraisers; she visits Texas Children’s Hospital often to perform for cancer patients and their families.
  1. Savage Love – British Columbia, Canada based Pop recording artist Nina Amelio has achieved enormous recognition and radio success. At present, Nina is on over 60 radio stations worldwide broadcasting in the UK, USA, Italy, Australia, Slovenia, Spain and New Zealand to name a few (15 broadcasts are on FM frequency). Currently Savage Love has over 400,000 plays on Soundcloud and has garnished international radio rotation. Nina won Singer Universe ‘Best Vocalist of the Month’ and was nominated for ‘Best Pop Song’ at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Nina is signed with Elite Management, Arrow and Spark (Arrow Music Agency in Seattle, Nashville and Los Angeles).
  1. Rainbow – Born in Italy and raised in Spain, Jenny Vinatieri is a singer-songwriter who currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jenny is gaining recognition for her ability to write songs across many genres. She was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Divine Tracks Contest and a semi-finalist in both the International/Unsigned Only and the USA Songwriting Competition.
  1. Victorious (Ansimatik Remix) (Official Dance Anthem) – Erick Blu is an award winning Pop music sensation. In his young and rising career, Erick has already performed in front of 20,000 people sharing the stage with American acts such as Hoobastank. He also took center stage promoting his refreshing, positive message at the World Scholars Cup in 2010 where he won Best Pop Performance. Erick is now an official member of The Recording Academy with his songs in consideration for the 60th Grammy Awards. Erick won The 2017 Akademia Music Award for his song Took The Words for Best Pop Song and an American Music Award for Best International Song which can be heard on his Vevo-Certified channel crossing 1million hits.
  1. Ease My Mind (feat. Chris Chand) – Rudi Jubran aka “0 hype” is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Canada who was born and raised in Scarborough. He released his much anticipated full length, 14 track project title Before You Enter displaying his versatility and skill as an artist. With a capable range of sounds and genres, 0 hype approaches rap with a raw, steady, spoken word inspired flow breaking the current meta of the Toronto sound.
  1. Let Me Live – AntoineRNB is a singer-songwriter, rhythm and blues artist from New York. His unique contemporary, urban style was described best by Spate Magazine (the number one Hip Hop News Blog in the Country) as the future of urban contemporary music. His style is original, soulful and funky. Antoine has received airplay on FM Radio around the country and positive press from major hip hop/ R & B magazines. AntoineRNB is signed to the Independent Record Label, TRAK TO THE FUTURE.
  1. The Letting Go – Natalie Jean is an award winning, multi-nominated singer/songwriter and performer. She sings many genres, such as Jazz Pop, R&B, Blues and Dance and can also sing in French, Spanish, English, and Creole. Natalie Jean has been nominated over 60 times for her music and has won many awards. The Letting Go won a Silver Medal in The Global Music Awards for Best Country Song. Most recently, “The Letting Go Music Video” received a Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards and won for Best Music Video of the Month in the Aab International Film Festival. The Letting Go has been nominated in the 2018 Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards for best country song and for Best Americana Song in the 2018 Clouzine International Music Awards. Natalie Jean has released five albums thus far.
  1. Packing My Bags – Luna Keller is a young singer-songwriter who has released seven singles in a short period of time to critical acclaim. In the music review blog Wolf in a Suit, Luna is described as having an exquisite and mature showcase of lyricism. National blog, Indie Brew, states, you will find yourself returning to Luna’s music over and over again.
  1. What A Day- With over 42,000 song plays, The BeeKeepers are the #1 ranked indie group in New England. Their songs have been heard on over 70 radio college stations across the United States and on 66 TV channels. The group has over 20,000 spins on digital radio. The 3 women have been described as having “gorgeously tight vocal harmonies which result in a hearing-secret-harmonies effluvium that goes beyond delightful and enters the realm of fabulous.” (The Huffington Post). The BeeKeepers won a 2017 Akademia Award for ‘Best Folk EP’

That Summer, Vol. 1, by Various Artists can be purchased on all major digital outlets.

About BWH Music Group:

BWH Music Group is a full scale collaborative record label. BWH Music Group works with today’s best independent artists to achieve common goals in sound and promotion.  BWH Music Group offers Recording Services, Record Releases, Promotions and Radio.

Press Contact:

Sylvie Abate, Public Relations

BWH Music Group

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THE BAND OF THE HAWK: “BOHUP VOL.2” FLEXES ITS LYRICAL PROWESS http://jamsphere.com/news/the-band-of-the-hawk-bohup-vol-2-flexes-its-lyrical-prowess http://jamsphere.com/news/the-band-of-the-hawk-bohup-vol-2-flexes-its-lyrical-prowess#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:49:48 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32488 When it comes to groups that are uniformly considered to be underground rap royalty, few acts eclipse The Band of the Hawk. Whether its impact, bodies of work, or just pure creativity, few unsigned groups in hip-hop come close. Though they individually continue to release great music, as a group the quality and consistency of […]

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When it comes to groups that are uniformly considered to be underground rap royalty, few acts eclipse The Band of the Hawk. Whether its impact, bodies of work, or just pure creativity, few unsigned groups in hip-hop come close. Though they individually continue to release great music, as a group the quality and consistency of their projects has undeniably been coherent and consistent. Noah Archangel, King Aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra Aka Houey Freeman Fka Ashtonomics, P.ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam better also known Band of the Hawk are now back with their latest work – the 2nd installment of the crew series #BOHUP consequently entitled “BOHUP Vol.2”. The project includes 15 tracks, 2 producers, and 7 emcees.

You can feel the traditional The Band of the Hawk aesthetic in full effect right from the start, with an authoritative monologue introducing the project. Next track “Welcome to the South” sets the tone for the project, as a brassy soul sample chopped up in classic BOH style is the backdrop for a back and forth of flowing verses.

“BOHUP Vol.2” already hits a peak at the third track “Nu”, riding on top of another breezy retro soul production. This is followed by the knockout one-two punch of “Ch@o!” and the 808 driven “Dirty Dolla$” capturing what people expect from a The Band of the Hawk project.

Both of these aforementioned tracks have diverse, but dark instrumentals, allowing the BOHUP members to competitively flex their lyrical prowess. Right from the beginning, this album owns hard-hitting soul-tinged beats and intricately devised rhyme schemes that seamlessly ignore the commercial in exchange for the conscious.

This combination pays off consistently throughout the album, creating a punchy, yet spacy atmosphere for The Band of the Hawk to express their lyrical finesse. “Mitsurugi” sets off on an intimating tone on a chilled downtempo beat, before easing into conversational rap exchanges.

By the time The Band of the Hawk launch into another rhythm and soul sortie on “Tears” it’s clear they are spitting in blatant refusal of the rules of any standardized tempo or tone, cramming together a flurry of important-sounding words and their performance sees bars and flow as good as they’ve ever been.

The palpable passion and worldly wisdom abounds on “Eat Up”.  KDB Eastcoast & Mz. City drop in for some quick and dirty verses and melodic hooks on “Body”, which gives the album a slight sonic twist. The chilling nature of the production on the upbeat “Boomin’ in Ya Jeep (Remix)” is so on point you’d think The Band of the Hawk invented the style.

With articulate flows the lyrical efforts on tracks like “Swell Lovely” and “H.TX.” sound like instruments themselves. The Band of the Hawk shine with killer wordplay, which largely aid the gripping consistency of this album.  Despite any similarity it may share with past BOH works, “Stand Up” is a hard-hitting stream of consciousness which uses the group’s comprehensible vocal technique to perfection.

The crew in The Band of the Hawk bring only their finest worth ethic to the studio in their respective verses and songs. “Seppuku” and the epic “Down the Rabbit Hole (Blow)” [feat. Vita Rose] play testimony to this fact. “BOHUP Vol.2” deserves your undivided attention for its entirety. Get a pair of top-tier headphones, a fat blunt, and an isolated spot to chill, and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEFACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAMYOUTUBE

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Interview with Chunjay of Royal Ruckus http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-with-chunjay-of-royal-ruckus http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-with-chunjay-of-royal-ruckus#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:58:41 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32475 Royal Ruckus raised a ruckus last year with their triumphal return, The Summer of the Cicadas double album, and now frontman Chunjay is coming back with a collaborative project with production by CookBook from LA Symphony, entitled World’s Okayest Rapper. Seven songs deep, the new EP talks about love, break-ups, positivity, and life on tour as a rapper. […]

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Royal Ruckus raised a ruckus last year with their triumphal return, The Summer of the Cicadas double album, and now frontman Chunjay is coming back with a collaborative project with production by CookBook from LA Symphony, entitled World’s Okayest Rapper. Seven songs deep, the new EP talks about love, break-ups, positivity, and life on tour as a rapper. We recently interviewed Chunjay of Royal Ruckus.

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did the project get started in the first place?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: Oh my, well we started Royal Ruckus when we were in high school, and initially it was meant to be a joke. We initially just started as a fun recording project, but when people started asking us to play concerts, we were happy to oblige, and eventually we started being very deliberate in what we were doing. We put out our first record a couple weeks before I graduated high school.

Our involvement in the music industry has varied over the years. There was a time when we were very active in the “industry”—we actually lived in Nashville—but in the last couple years we are more of a Do-It-Yourself group, and to whatever extent we are in the industry is only lightly. We try to deal direct to the listener as much as possible.

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: For me, easy. Beastie Boys were the first major rap group to catch my attention. I think I was six years old. I was also into early Christian hip-hop, and loved PID and SFC. Incredibly influential on me.

But I loved music as long as I can remember, and I think I got my first radio at 4 or 5 years old. I listened to just about everything, but was particularly in love with rap music.

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: I’m digging the new Blackthought record, my homies in the crew Soul Providers have a new album they just put out, and used the same producer that I did on my new album, World’s Okayest Rapper. Eligh, one of the rappers on my new record, is about to drop a record of his own, and I absolutely love what I’ve heard so far from the project.

I’m also really enjoying the latest record from Taylor Swift, and I’m still jamming to the last few songs released by Sufjan Stevens. Oh, and my friend Carmen Toth has new EP out, and it’s incredibly good. I try to stay well-rounded, musically.

  1. What do you feel are the key elements people should be getting out of your music?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: I hope people have a good time when they listen to our music. Hopefully it will make them laugh sometimes. Other times, I hope they’ll see their own experiences in our songs, and be able to relate to both the amusing and the serious elements of the songs.

  1. What do you think separates you from the massive crowd of artists emerging right now?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: It’s an interesting time to make music. The playing field is leveled in so many ways, so it’s really exciting. But it can be tricky standing out from the rest. I don’t know of anyone else really doing what I’m doing. It’s funny, it’s thought provoking, it’s positive, and it’s generally considered “clean” music, all of which definitely set our music apart from most of what is out there.

  1. Do you currently have a preferred song in your catalog, and why is it special to you?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: Right now I’m really enjoying “Postcards from the Road,” a song from the new EP that I wrote while I was on tour. Each verse is written to a different set of loved ones, as if I were writing letters or postcards to them.

  1. Are your lyrics predominantly based on real events and personal experiences, or are they drawn from your creative storytelling skills?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: It’s a combination of both. Almost everything I’ve written has an autobiographical component, but to what degree it is autobiography is difficult to decipher for listeners. There is plenty of creative storytelling going on, and some liberties taken with details, but most everything is rooted in real events and experience.

  1. What would you consider a successful, proud or high point in your career so far?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: I’m very proud of our album The Summer of the Cicadas, a full-blown, double concept album released February 2017. Alongside our amusing songs, we have a lot of heavy and contemplative material, spread over 30 songs. It’s our magnum opus, and the thing I’m most proud of that we’ve done.

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music so far?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: One time I was stuck in an elevator for three hours, and there was a Justin Bieber song on repeat. Worst. Day. Of. My. Life. Not kidding. Or am I?

  1. What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your songs, regardless of style or tempo?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: One of the things I try to do 100% of the time is to write something relatable or amusing. I sort of shoot to be an “Everyman” emcee, just an ordinary guy that people can connect with and relate to.

  1. Tell us which of you does what in Royal Ruckus?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: So Royal Ruckus is currently me, Chunjay (Jamey Bennett), and my co-conspirator, Flatline (Michael Walker aka MPWalker). To simplify, the music tends to be his end of the deal, and the lyrics and vocals are mine. However, he writes, raps, and sings plenty of lyrics, too. I’ve always been the “front man,” even when we had deejays or other emcees in the group, so I have largely steered the group’s direction over the years.

  1. So do you produce the beats and write all the lyrics on your songs or do you collaborate with outside sources in any of these cases?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: For a normal album, Flatline is the default music composer, and I’m the default lyricist, but we both are actively involved in the whole process, so he’s generally the producer, and I act as a co-producer.

However, we love collaborating with other artists. We’ve brought rappers, beat makers, singers, and even full rock bands into the studio to work with us. I am currently working on a series of releases collaborating with other musicians and producers.

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: I love getting to the final mix of a project or a song and finally being able to just relax and enjoy a job well done. I only make music that I like, so I love getting to the end and just taking it in as a listener, the best I can.

Sometimes the amount of work going into promoting and sustaining an indie music career can be discouraging, but I love making music, so you just sort of embrace the things that are less fun as part of the package in doing what you love.

  1. If you had the opportunity to change one thing about how the music business works right now, what would that be?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: I would have the music business pay me more money. To quote a rare line from Flatline: “Give me the money, give me the fame!”

But seriously, there are always things that are not great in the music industry. But it’s a market, and I think it’s up to the musician to determine what they want out of their career, and then go do the things required to get it. Rather than change the industry, artists should change themselves.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: Hip-hop. Tacos. Life. Girls. Kids. Puppies. California. Beer. Fun. It feels good.

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: Yes, absolutely. It’s indispensable for most artists. We try to stay active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, especially, as those are our favorite social media platforms. I keep hearing that email, believe it or not, gets the highest active response rate, but I don’t like sending out music-related emails very often, so I’m not sure.

  1. Tell us something about the making of your latest release?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: Well, we recorded the whole thing in California. I felt like in this season of our career that we have called a cicada summer, we should return to our roots. So I went back to Cali (from Florida), and assembled a team of California-based emcees and musicians to fill out the album.

The only non-CA musician is DJ Sean P from Texas. But sometimes when you know a song needs a particular person’s touch, you just go with that person!

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music? Do you have a video you would recommend fans checkout so they can get in to what you’re doing?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: Visual media is important, and one of the sad things that to some extent is lost in our current streaming culture. For me, visual media starts with the album artwork, and too many artists don’t pay attention to this anymore.

We used incredible artists for the artwork of our latest records, World’s Okayest Rapper and The Summer of the Cicadas. You can read an interview with one of the artists here: https://summerofthecicadas.com/artwork/

Videos have become important to us the last couple years, and I think it really helps listeners connect with the song in a major way. All of our videos are posted at https://royalruckus.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/video/

Our new video is for our song, “This White Life,” and can be seen here:

  1. Do you prefer working and creating in a studio environment, or performing live in front of an audience?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: I love both. They’re just different. I think the content creation is my favorite, but I really do enjoy performing for others, and I enjoy building new relationships from concerts. Just hanging with people is incredible to me.

  1. What’s next on the upcoming agenda for Royal Ruckus?

Chunjay of Royal Ruckus: Going on tour this fall with another rapper, releasing several videos for World’s Okayest Rapper, and I’m working on a couple more 5-song releases to come out over the next year.

Thanks for the interest in Royal Ruckus!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Listen to the music: http://worldsokayestrapper.com
Main Website: http://summerofthecicadas.com
Secondary Website: http://royalruckus.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/royalruckusofficial
Instagram: http://instagram.com/royalruckusofficial
Twitter: http://twitter.com/royalruckus
Bandcamp: http://royalruckus.bandcamp.com
Free music: http://noisetrade.com/royalruckus
iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/worlds-okayest-rapper-feat-cookbook-chunjay/1373104808?uo=4&app=itunes&ls=1&at=1000lHKX

 

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SKOWT Music Fund Recipients Launches Singles http://jamsphere.com/news/skowt-music-fund-recipients-launches-singles http://jamsphere.com/news/skowt-music-fund-recipients-launches-singles#respond Fri, 01 Jun 2018 21:04:14 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32404 Kuala Lumpur, May 25th, 2018: April last year SKOWT, an innovative new music platform in partnership with VIMA announced the SKOWT Music Fund to help fund and subsidise Malaysian musicians to record and produce their songs. Three Malaysian independent musicians/bands were picked to receive the first round of disbursement from the Fund – Gershom Moses, […]

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Kuala Lumpur, May 25th, 2018: April last year SKOWT, an innovative new music platform in partnership with VIMA announced the SKOWT Music Fund to help fund and subsidise Malaysian musicians to record and produce their songs. Three Malaysian independent musicians/bands were picked to receive the first round of disbursement from the Fund – Gershom Moses, Oyent Hazryl and Shadow Puppet Theatre.  2 of the recipients have now completed their recording sessions and released their singles – Gershom Moses and Oyent Hazryl.

GERSHOM MOSES

Upon completing his single, Gershom met and signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Malaysia for the distribution of his single “Bacardi by The Shore”.  The track which will surely make you move your feet is now available on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube.

Quote from Gershom

“Recording “Bacardi by the Shore” has been an absolutely amazing and fun experience for me. Trying out a genre that’s not within my comfort zone has been a challenge but it has also enabled me to be more versatile in song-writing and composition. Working on the beats and percussion of the song has been a groovy moment for me as I had to come up with beats that’s would make my listeners to move their feet to the rhythm.

This song is about lovers just simply having a great time together. Getting drunk at the beach, falling in love with each other and just creating beautiful memories and treasuring moments. The song also has an “under the radar” sexual content to it which just implies the scene of lovers messing around with each other. I wrote this song at the beach, where many couples were. And I have to say that without their knowledge, they have been my inspiration for this song.

Warner Music Malaysia has helped me on the track with distribution of the single. They’ve been a great source of help by distributing the track to many digital platforms including Spotify and iTunes. Partnering up with Warner is really exciting as they’re able to introduce me with more connections in the music scene and I’m just hoping to hear from them real soon as to what they’re able to offer for us independent musicians.

As for SKOWT, they’ve been the main reason why this is all possible. We musicians are so blessed to have known SKOWT. They’ve made it so easy and comfortable for us talents to record our track, getting it all done by covering the cost, introducing us to major music platforms such as Warner, walking with us through every step of the way making sure we’re moving at the right direction. I cannot be more grateful as my partnership with SKOWT which has been an absolute delight and a remarkable helping hand. There’s no words to say how much I appreciate what they’ve done and what more they’re willing to do.”

Quote from Warner Music Malaysia

“I would like to thank SKOWT for discovering such a great performer and talented singer-songwriter like Gershom. I personally believe in his compositions because he has great potential to break into our local English market”

  • Mokhtaza Ahmad, A&R Manager Warner Music Malaysia

 

OYENT HAZRYL

Oyent partnered with Pulse Soundworks in the production of his single – “Ini Bukti Untukmu”. It was a great collaboration as the track produced is an absolute gem! The song, “Ini Bukti Untukmu” was written by Oyent in honour of his Mother and aptly released on Mother’s Day this year. The single is now available on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube:

Quote from Oyent

 “I wrote Ini Bukti Untukmu (IBU) in 2006 during my final year in the National Arts Academy(ASWARA) and also at the time I was a member of a boy-band with some friends.  My inspiration for the song is my Mother. I would like to pay tribute to my Mother and sisters and for the love their have shown me, and I wanted the song to be unique. My lyrics and writing for this song is may sound like a ‘romantic love song’ but it is to highlight the love of a Mother.

I wrote “Ini Bukti Untukmu” over a decade ago but Madan and Gillian of Pulse have brilliantly managed to bring this song forward and make it more current and relevant, yet maintaining the old-school feel. Madan’s production technique is a balance between emotion and science. When you listen to my song, you will ‘feel’ what I mean.

SKOWT has kept their promise to be there for me every step of the way. The help I have received is beyond what I imagined. They have made me realize that my music is valuable. I encourage more singer-songwriters and musicians to join SKOWT.

 

Quote from Pulse Soundworks

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to work with Oyent, who’s had many years of experience performing under his belt. You can hear the years in his voice when he’s in the vocal booth. His Spanish influence and prowess on the acoustic guitar lends to his unique sound. We’re really excited to be working on his brand new original material and we can’t wait for you to hear it!”

  • Madan “Psytrus” Theertha Pathy, CEO & Founder Pulse Soundworks

http://pulsesoundworks.com

 

ABOUT SKOWT – www.skowt.it

SKOWT is a platform that focuses on unsigned artists with the aim of helping them gain the recognition they deserve. The platform enables unsigned artists to upload their songs and biography online, giving them the opportunity to connect with streaming music fans, other artists, licensing managers and event organizers.

It is free to use and open to all independent artists or unsigned bands, regardless of their genre, language or location. The only registration requirement is that the artist must not be signed to any record labels. All the music on SKOWT are uploaded by the artists themselves, which makes it the ideal app for music fans, managers and media seeking new talent.

SKOWT Links:

Website                 : www.skowt.it
IOS app                  : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skowt/id1195858492?ls=1&mt=8

Android app         : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.org.Codecture.Skowt

Facebook              : https://www.facebook.com/skowt.it/

Twitter                  : https://twitter.com/skowt_it (@Skowt_it)
Instagram              : https://www.instagram.com/skowt.it/

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Ben Green: “Change Up” – melodic-inspired with sticky hooks, and lots of sharp references! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/ben-green-change-up-melodic-inspired-with-sticky-hooks-and-lots-of-sharp-references http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/ben-green-change-up-melodic-inspired-with-sticky-hooks-and-lots-of-sharp-references#respond Fri, 01 Jun 2018 11:45:32 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32072 There’s a long list of universally acclaimed artists that have carried the West Coast banner for their generation since hip-hop first hit the Pacific Ocean. Beyond each of the superstar rappers who have earned their place in West Coast hip-hop history, there’s a common tradition tying the West together: a fierce dedication to doing it […]

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There’s a long list of universally acclaimed artists that have carried the West Coast banner for their generation since hip-hop first hit the Pacific Ocean. Beyond each of the superstar rappers who have earned their place in West Coast hip-hop history, there’s a common tradition tying the West together: a fierce dedication to doing it yourself, making the music you want to make, and setting new trends while bucking old ones. The new generation, armed with talent and technology are able to produce the next big hit from the comfort of their bedrooms.

One such newcomer is Ben Green. “Change Up” is the debut single by nineteen year-old, Venice, California artist Ben Green. A product of public schools, and currently in college, Ben has been freestyling since he was twelve and writing songs from the age of fourteen. He is getting ready to redefine the scene and what it means to be from Cali.

Ben Green

“Change Up” is bursting with creative gusto and finds the young artist coming into his own musically, adding lush layers and melodic flourishes to his strong arsenal as a pure rhymer. There’s plenty of California flavor in Ben Green enthusiastic delivery and plenty of bounce in his LA-centric beat selection as he drops the track’s central line: “Don’t go dumb while the world goes stupid, gotta stay above it all, keep that Birdseye view”.

He’s got the skill set and smooth going swagger to chase down the ghosts of each of his influences. Bookmark Ben Green now so you can show your friends how far ahead of the curve you were after he inevitably blows up.

Green’s devotion to deceptively complex rhyming is easily apparent; hit play on the single and you’ll bob your head along with his infectious flow, but pick apart those lyrics on paper and it’s clear that Ben is a top-tier writer and wordsmith. That combination of swag and intellect is bound to take him far, and no one should be surprised when he’s buzzing on a bigger stage.

Contemporary hip-hop is becoming less and less about gritty street bars and more and more about genuine, from-the-heart music. If that trend warms your soul Ben Green is the perfect artist for you to get acquainted with.

Ben has taken his own personal path to find his sound, and the music he makes is so undeniably his own – his authenticity is irresistible on “Change Up”. Sonically, Ben Green fits on the shelf next to those melodic-inspired acts with sticky hooks, and lots of sharp references, but his perspective and songwriting style are entirely unique, while still maintaining a strong pop appeal.

Let’s hope Ben Green is able to ride his modern feel-good wave of sound and land the recognition he deserves. I think we should get ready for a long, storied career — the man isn’t even 21 yet!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITESOUNDCLOUDINSTAGRAMTWITTERFACEBOOKREVERBNATION

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Royal Ruckus is back with a new project “World’s Okayest Rapper” http://jamsphere.com/news/royal-ruckus-is-back-with-a-new-project-worlds-okayest-rapper http://jamsphere.com/news/royal-ruckus-is-back-with-a-new-project-worlds-okayest-rapper#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 12:54:16 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32400 Royal Ruckus raised a ruckus last year with their triumphal return, The Summer of the Cicadas double album, and now frontman Chunjay is coming back at ya with a collaborative project with production by CookBook from LA Symphony, entitled World’s Okayest Rapper. Seven songs deep, the new EP talks about love, break-ups, positivity, and life […]

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Royal Ruckus raised a ruckus last year with their triumphal return, The Summer of the Cicadas double album, and now frontman Chunjay is coming back at ya with a collaborative project with production by CookBook from LA Symphony, entitled World’s Okayest Rapper. Seven songs deep, the new EP talks about love, break-ups, positivity, and life on tour as a rapper.

The album opens up with the title track, a self-deprecating look being a tongue-in-cheek white rapper in a highly competitive genre of music. He discusses his foibles in dating in “Ghosts of Women Past” and “I Love You (and You and You and You and You)”, and offers his first male-female duet rap in “Take the Leap.” Never taking himself too seriously, he pokes fun at being middle class and white in “This White Life.” One standout track is “Postcards from the Road,” a reflective song written to loved ones while traveling the United States on tour.

One of the most fun songs on the album is “Multi-Purpose Room 2,” which features guest vocals from Eligh of Living Legends, Pigeon John, MC RedCloud, Malcolm Smalls, and Shizaru. Hard hitting, fun, battle-style rhymes over a beat that feels truly “royal” and raises a “ruckus.”

“This White Life” is the first single from the new record. The video drops on YouTube Friday, June 1, 2018.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Listen to the music: http://worldsokayestrapper.com
Main Website: http://summerofthecicadas.com
Secondary Website: http://royalruckus.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/royalruckusofficial
Instagram: http://instagram.com/royalruckusofficial
Twitter: http://twitter.com/royalruckus
Bandcamp: http://royalruckus.bandcamp.com
Free music: http://noisetrade.com/royalruckus

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The newly founded record label Sounds Fragil presents their first release, “Music For Sketches” by Tobias Svensson http://jamsphere.com/news/the-newly-founded-record-label-sounds-fragil-presents-their-first-release-music-for-sketches-by-tobias-svensson http://jamsphere.com/news/the-newly-founded-record-label-sounds-fragil-presents-their-first-release-music-for-sketches-by-tobias-svensson#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 11:48:04 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32396 “Music For Sketches” is the result of a decade of musical exploration and experimenting by the Swedish composer Tobias Svensson. It features four tracks, all blending in between modern classical, jazz, electronic music and ambient music. The minimalistic elements are always present, although the soundscape varies between the timidest piano playing to atmospheric large sounds. […]

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“Music For Sketches” is the result of a decade of musical exploration and experimenting by the Swedish composer Tobias Svensson. It features four tracks, all blending in between modern classical, jazz, electronic music and ambient music. The minimalistic elements are always present, although the soundscape varies between the timidest piano playing to atmospheric large sounds.

“Music For Sketches was born out of drawings. I wanted to find the perfect sounds to enhance your imagination for when putting the pen to the paper. Sounds that allow you to dive into a drawing by a sense of repetition, but also change what you draw as you are listening. I wasn’t able to find any music that did this for me, so I decided to create the music myself.”

“Naturally, the creation of the sounds took over, and a drawing project turned into a musical project. After five months of constant rewriting, reconsidering and remixing, I’m very pleased to be able to present four tracks that give the listener an opportunity to explore the effect of music in depth.”

It will be released on Sounds Fragil on the 20th of July, and it is now available for pre-order.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEFACEBOOKSOUNDCLOUD

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Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine May 2018 http://jamsphere.com/printed-magazine-issues/jamsphere-indie-music-magazine-may-2018 http://jamsphere.com/printed-magazine-issues/jamsphere-indie-music-magazine-may-2018#respond Tue, 29 May 2018 10:52:22 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32385 The May 2018 issue of our monthly Indie Music Magazine – FEATURED THIS MONTH Stereochemistry, Griffiths Records, ECHOGLASS, Darick DDS Spears, Kristin Moura, Apex aka Levi, Foolish Ed, Trevon Payne, Skinny Is Green, BowcieTT, Dunja World, Joshua Ketchmark  – Jamsphere covers all news, reviews, interviews and events of the world’s top independent music artists from […]

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The May 2018 issue of our monthly Indie Music Magazine – FEATURED THIS MONTH Stereochemistry, Griffiths Records, ECHOGLASS, Darick DDS Spears, Kristin Moura, Apex aka Levi, Foolish Ed, Trevon Payne, Skinny Is Green, BowcieTT, Dunja World, Joshua Ketchmark  –

Jamsphere covers all news, reviews, interviews and events of the world’s top independent music artists from all genres. Every month we choose the cream of the crop for our magazine, ready for digital download or to be delivered as a physical printed copy right to your door. Copies are also distributed to industry professionals and music’s top tastemakers, as we continue our quest to make indie irresistible!

 Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine May 2018

By Rick Jamm in JAMSPHERE Indie Music Magazine

32 pages, published 5/29/2018

The May 2018 issue of our monthly Indie Music Magazine – FEATURED THIS MONTH Stereochemistry, Griffiths Records, ECHOGLASS, Darick DDS Spears, Kristin Moura, Apex aka Levi, Foolish Ed, Trevon Payne, Skinny Is Green, BowcieTT, Dunja World, Joshua Ketchmark -Jamsphere covers all news, reviews, interviews and events of the world’s top independent music artists from all genres. Every month we choose the cream of the crop for our magazine, ready…

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Interview: The Houston Duo 3Bubble & J. Gray http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-the-houston-duo-3bubble-j-gray http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-the-houston-duo-3bubble-j-gray#respond Sun, 27 May 2018 23:27:32 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32368 Labeled as the “New Outkast” by multiple publications, including the Huffington Post, 3Bubble & J. Gray are transforming a 90’s vibe into a fresh modern musical experience. The Houston duo has been bringing their energetic performance style to audiences since 2014. Empathy evoking melodies delivered by J. Gray combined with powerfully honest wordplay by 3Bubble, […]

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Labeled as the “New Outkast” by multiple publications, including the Huffington Post, 3Bubble & J. Gray are transforming a 90’s vibe into a fresh modern musical experience. The Houston duo has been bringing their energetic performance style to audiences since 2014. Empathy evoking melodies delivered by J. Gray combined with powerfully honest wordplay by 3Bubble, gives their sound an ever-evolving tone which translates to a wide variety of listeners.

Their album, LFTP Season, Vol. 1 Reloaded is being released on May 31st and is available for pre-orders now on iTunes, Apple Music, Google and an exclusive Tee/Digital Download bundle on their website www.LFTP.LimitedRun.com

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place? 

3Bubble: I’ve been in the business since 2008. I’ve always known I had the gift of gab. My cousin “KB” pushed me to take making music more seriously and so I did.

Gray: I’ve been in the music business since 2014 when 3 and I released Live From The Pentagon. I started singing in the church, and got into rapping in high school. I didn’t know I was cold until people started deleting my sessions at studios. 3 was the first person who acknowledged my talent, and saved my sessions…Lol!!!

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?

3Bubble: Michael Jackson and Lil Keke.

Gray: My first was Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. My strongest was Musiq Soulchild and Project Pat.

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to?

3Bubble: Daniel Caesar, Emily King, and Jay Z

Gray: H.E.R., KING, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, and Daniel Caesar

  1. What do you feel are the key elements people should be getting out of your music? 

3Bubble: I want people to appreciate me being an open book. Imagine having a diary and allowing the whole world to read it. I want people to feel what I feel and connect to me and my ups and downs.

Gray: We create music with the intention of it being timeless. Our delivery is unplanned and based on vibes. This allows whoever is listening to sit in on our creative process. That, mixed with our attention to melody and intricately threaded raps, is the key to our sound.

  1. What do you think separates you from the massive crowd of artists emerging right now?

3Bubble: The fact that we connect to almost every genre creatively separates us from most artists.

Gray: I don’t think anything separates us from other artists. If you are making music that you believe in, regardless of genre, we are all untied. We have a different sound and a different reason why we create the way we do. But hell, that’s music.

  1. Do you currently have a preferred song in your catalog, and why is it special to you?

3Bubble: Yes. “Grace & Mercy” … It feels good.

Gray: Yes. “Never Thought” … I was actually allowed to speak the truth of what I didn’t do while my grandmother was alive.

  1. Are your lyrics predominantly based on real events and personal experiences, or are they drawn from your creative storytelling skills?

3Bubble: Definitely based on real events.

Gray: Same.

  1. What would you consider a successful, proud or high point in your career so far?

3Bubble: Performing for the Mayor of Houston, TX.

Gray: Playing the Los Magnificos car show!

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music so far?

3Bubble: Balancing parenthood, marriage, and being an artist.

Gray: The question is too loaded to answer in a sentence. Just know, life is hard. As far as music, nothing has been hard. We are built for this.

  1. What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your songs, regardless of style or tempo?

3Bubble: Current events and life circumstances.

Gray: Lyrics that mean something to me. Also, a constant remembrance of sonnet style writing and harmonies.

  1. Do you produce the beats and write all the lyrics on your songs or do you collaborate with outside sources in any of these cases?

3Bubble: We write all of the lyrics. We produce and collaborate on the production of the music.

Gray: Same

  1. Tell us which of you does what in this duo?

3Bubble: He writes, sings, raps, arranges, mixes and masters.

Gray: He masters, mixes, arranges, raps, sings, and writes.

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most? 

3Bubble: Being in creative control of the music making process is a blessing. Not having the capital and resources that come from being with a major label is sometimes discouraging.

Gray: It’s exciting that we don’t have to answer to nobody. It’s discouraging that most don’t truly support until the machine supports you.

  1. If you had the opportunity to change one thing about how the music business works right now, what would that be?

3Bubble: Same as below.

Gray: I wouldn’t change a thing. Independent is independent, and label is label.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

3Bubble: Smart, Soulful, Hood, Honest, and Amazing.

Gray: Soulful, Honest, and Intelligent.

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

3Bubble: Yes absolutely! Technology has bridged the gap between us as a group and our fans abroad. Technology has made the world small literally.

Gray: As owners social media and technology are extremely prevalent. As artists we make music with the sole purpose of being remembered in time.

  1. Tell us something about your latest release and where fans can find it. 

3Bubble/J.Gray: LFTP Season Vol. 1 Reloaded was originally designed to be a mixtape/album. None of the songs were created with the thought that they’ll be on the same project. The album can be found on itunes, google play, and every online store.

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music? Do you have a video you would recommend fans checkout so they can get in to what you’re doing?

3Bubble/J. Gray: Visual media and videos are extremely important to us. We’ve taught ourselves how to shoot, and edit videos. We encourage all artists to be involved in the video and visual creating process. Please go watch the “Vogue” video!

  1. Do you prefer working and creating in a studio environment, or performing live in front of an audience?

3Bubble/J. Gray: Both! We love the studio. Just being in the studio is therapeutic for us both but performing live in front of an audience is a great feeling that’s unexplainable.

  1. What’s next on the upcoming agenda for 3Bubble & J. Gray? 

3Bubble/J. Gray: God willing, a Grammy nomination and Billboard charting!

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Candlebox’s Kevin Martin Launches New Label With LA Entrepreneur; Signs To Whom It May http://jamsphere.com/news/candleboxs-kevin-martin-launches-new-label-with-la-entrepreneur-signs-to-whom-it-may http://jamsphere.com/news/candleboxs-kevin-martin-launches-new-label-with-la-entrepreneur-signs-to-whom-it-may#respond Sat, 26 May 2018 16:50:39 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32358 Los Angeles, CA – With over 25 years’ experience in the marketing, advertising and sales industries, successful West Coast Entrepreneur Markus Muller-Stach has announced his latest venture  G4L Records, a new record label that is fan and artist centric and breaks down the walls of the traditional label model. Enlisting the help of multi-platinum selling […]

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Los Angeles, CA – With over 25 years’ experience in the marketing, advertising and sales industries, successful West Coast Entrepreneur Markus Muller-Stach has announced his latest venture  G4L Records, a new record label that is fan and artist centric and breaks down the walls of the traditional label model.

Enlisting the help of multi-platinum selling Candlebox Frontman Kevin Martin, who will serve as Head of A&R for G4L, Muller-Stachs objective is to sign emerging bands that have a unique sound and presence and transcend the norm of today’s musical landscape.

G4L and its founder Markus are going to change the face of artist development as we’ve all grown to know it, said Martin. G4L is about the music NOT G4L and that’s what’s it’s all about. I’m happy to be on board with Markus, his team and his vision!

As an artist and someone who truly appreciates music, I started G4L Records out of love and opportunity, said Muller-Stach. I’ve brought Kevin on board to help me find and develop our artists. In Kevin I have someone that’s topped the charts, has a huge industry IQ, tours successfully annually, and has a great pulse on the market.

A mainstay in the Hollywood scene, Muller-Stach has made a name for himself among veteran artists and emerging musicians by supporting Ultimate Jam Nights at the Whisky A Go Go and The Sunset Jams at the Viper Room as a forum to scout and identify new talent.

There’s a tremendous resurgence of rock n roll on the Sunset Strip and the credit goes in large part to Quiet Riot’s Chuck Wright, who started the jam night a couple years ago. They create a platform for artists to fine tune their chops, showcase their skills, get gigs, and network. It’s truly a great thing going on and I’m out there as much as I can!

The first band that will be signed to G4L is progressive hard rock/metal trio To Whom It May (TWIM). Based out of Galveston, TX, TWIM is known for their hard-rocking and complex, groove-infested sound that has garnered spins from Sirius Xms Octane. The band also recently finished a tour with Nothing More and has put the finishing touches on their forthcoming EP The Great Filter with LA Producer Dean DiChoso, which is slated for a mid-summer release.

For more information about G4L Records, visit https://www.g4lrecords.com.

To learn about TWIM and get the latest information, visit https://www.towhomitmay.net.

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WNIR – National Indie Radio is Open For Song Submissions http://jamsphere.com/news/wnir-national-indie-radio-is-open-for-song-submissions http://jamsphere.com/news/wnir-national-indie-radio-is-open-for-song-submissions#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:26:20 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32342 National Indie Radio (WNIR) is an award winning, dynamic online radio station that spins top quality music by unsigned artists on shows where their music can be heard alongside major label artists! WNIR airs on multiple platforms to reach unlimited listeners. In addition to WNIR’s website, the station has popular Apps on iTunes and Android […]

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National Indie Radio (WNIR) is an award winning, dynamic online radio station that spins top quality music by unsigned artists on shows where their music can be heard alongside major label artists!

WNIR airs on multiple platforms to reach unlimited listeners. In addition to WNIR’s website, the station has popular Apps on iTunes and Android with free App downloads making it easy for anyone to listen to WNIR anywhere and anytime.

WNIR currently plays 24/7/365 with 6 regularly scheduled programs including: Pop Musik, HerStory, Rap Around, Refugees of Rock, Roots & Wings and The Country Club.  Between our regularly scheduled programs, WNIR’s ‘Indie Mashup’ plays for a non-stop independent music radio experience. WNIR’s dynamic schedule is posted weekly on our website.

Do you have a radio-ready song? WNIR is open for submissions. WNIR plays the best music by independent artists in all genres. Every independent artist on our station is screened and selected by our Review Board.

To submit your song for airplay consideration on WNIR, visit our website at http://www.wnir-radio.com.

 

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Aspiring American Rap and Hip-Hop artist – JChampion http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/aspiring-american-rap-and-hip-hop-artist-jchampion http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/aspiring-american-rap-and-hip-hop-artist-jchampion#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 17:48:27 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32336 Jeron Benito Champagne JR also known as JChampion is an aspiring American rap/ Hip-Hop artist who holds immense passion for music and everything that comes along with it. JChampion was born in a Gainesville, TX prison to a Black American father and a Puerto Rican/Brazilian mother. Growing up, Jchampion had to face a fair share […]

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Jeron Benito Champagne JR also known as JChampion is an aspiring American rap/ Hip-Hop artist who holds immense passion for music and everything that comes along with it. JChampion was born in a Gainesville, TX prison to a Black American father and a Puerto Rican/Brazilian mother. Growing up, Jchampion had to face a fair share of hardships and struggles in his life which in a manner motivated and inspired him to pursue his passion for music and ultimately led him to tail a career as a Rap artist. Jchampion always had a mindset of an impeccable artist and was geared up with the remarkable ability to adapt and write captivating and moving songs. This lyrical ability blended up with the experience of his life has assisted him in paving his own way to success. Jchampions greatest influences include rap artists such as Kurrupt, Jay- Z, and DMX, whose work lured him into writing songs and introduced him to the lyricist side of him. The brand Menace League is the latest endeavor of JChampion which he formulated with the single objective in mind to educate guide, motivate, and inspire the masses. Jchampion is not only in the pursuit of success but he dreams that his story could act as the blueprint for other aspiring artist to follow.

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?

JChampion: I’ve been in the Music Business for many Moons, I started rapping for fun just freestyling with friends and I had got some golden advice from a friend to start writing. And from that point I started working on my craft, I then took my grind to the streets and started getting a little buzz and the feedback then prompted me to start trying to take it to bigger levels

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?

JChampion: my last few interviews I did with other publications, I kind of mentioned some of the same names, but honestly I’ve had so many artist musically touch my soul, so just to name a few ill start with Stack bundles, his hunger really motivated me like no other, he built his name from the ground up and created a movement that had people screaming SQQQQQQuad Up!!!!!!! Worldwide, The next one on my list is Tupac, I swear I thought I was his biggest fan, I listened to everything he put out I would go into music stores and just jam out to his stuff, and when his untimely demised occurred I was on the hunt for every bootleg Makaveli that dropped lol

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to?

JChampion:  Right now I’ve really been listening to Nipsey Hussle. I’ve been bumping nip for a minute, but his new album victory lap is beyond on par, I love Mayer Hawthrone, his music is so soooooulful and filled with positive vibes, it gets mind right daily, And Meek Mill, his music just keeps getting greater, everything he drops is A1.

  1. What do you feel are the key elements people should be getting out of your music?

JChampion: The Mark of A champion, the soul of a Gangster, a hustlers ambition, and the overall msg to never give up, know what you want and cease it.

  1. What do you think separates you from the crowd of artists emerging right now?

JChampion:  My business techniques, I not only know how to create a good product, I also know how to market it and sale it, and I feel a lot of artist right now lack on that part and are more concerned with just trying to be heard, they think just because your song is dope its gonna blow, and in some cases that’s a fact but in more cases the fact is you got to work hard to get your music to the right ears, its more than just uploading and sharing links, there’s a whole Algorithm of dynamics of just pure trial and error strategies that have to be put in motion, it’s a lot of crossing T’s and dotting I’s involved.

  1. Do you currently have a preferred song in your catalog, and why is it special to you?

JChampion:  It’s a song Called ‘’Rain’’ it’s a dedication song that I made for my little Brother Dom who was murdered, I literally shed tears during the creation of that song. It took me a year to find the right beat, I had someone create it from scratch and after I felt it was perfect I then just poured out a lot of the sentimental pain and grief I had bottled up, there’s nothing more hurtful than losing your best friend.

  1. Are your lyrics predominantly based on real events and personal experiences, or are they drawn from your creative storytelling skills?

JChampion: All My lyrics come from 100% pure Real events, everything I rap about, I did, or still doing or will do, I most definitely add the creative story telling touch, but everything is coming from an organic place.

  1. What would you consider a successful, proud or high point in your career so far?

JChampion:  One of the things I would say is the paycheck from my streams, as hard work pays off!!!!! The others, is getting the opportunity to meet some of my heroes, and rock the stage at packed out events, and right now at this very moment getting this humongous opportunity to be interviewed on your Gigantic Platform, it’s an honor to be on The Rick Jamm forum.

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music so far?

JChampion: In life, I would say mostly evading the negative results that come with breaking new Ground, I was once told that a man makes a masterplan and God laughs, but I’m focused and I know how get to where I’m going, and plus I’m not worried about nothing. I know God got me…. And musically, I would just say learning the business, and understanding a mouth will say anything. I just listen, learn, filter, and try my best, what you desire desires you.

  1. What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your songs, regardless of style or tempo?

JChampion:  Lyricism and substance I want the listener to hear the hunger and feel the passion, every time.

  1. Do you produce the beats and write all the lyrics on your songs or do you collaborate with outside sources in any of these cases?

JChampion: I do not physically make the beat, but I articulate my vision and my producers always abstract it from my brain like they can hear what I’m hearing in my head, big Shouts out to My Partner in Crime 24Seven, and when it comes to writing I write every letter in the bar, always have always will, I’m all the way down with ghost writing for someone I’m just not going to have someone do it for me.

  1. Tell us something about the scope of the Menace League brand?

JChampion: My Team of brand strategist combine business, marketing, communications to develop meaningful differentiated and authentic Music, clothes etc. we don’t just come up with what’s cool, we craft the message, we’ve seen firsthand how the power of branding can elevate our commodity to a valued customer, Menace League’s goal at the end of the day’s main Aim is to become a house hold name

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

JChampion: The suspense of wondering if I hit the target, when I create I create with a fan’s response in mind, sometimes it’s to make them laugh or even cry, that’s what excites me most in the creative process, the thought of hitting the target, and the discouragement I ever feel, is me criticizing myself, I always feel like I could of wrote it a little better

  1. If you had the opportunity to change one thing about how the music business works right now, what would that be?

JChampion: I guess it would be revamping some of the labels that no longer exist, I’m fine on the construct of how it works. You can either put your destiny in your own hands, and make your dreams come true, or get signed and do the same.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

JChampion: Emerging emcee out of Dfw Texas, known for my distinctive versatile style and grassroots approach.

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

JChampion: I feel it helps out tremendously, it gets people globally involved with you, and more likely to invest in a person or brand, it’s the easiest access to anything in this day and age, and my personal relationship has been being able to expand, reach lands and time zones that were once out of reach, I’ve personally have benefitted from the internet and social media undoubtedly.

  1. Tell us something about your latest release and where fans can find it.

JChampion:  Menace Til I’m Finished is the first single off Menace Leagues Group Project, it’s just a little big taste of what’s to come, and its available Now on all the major distribution platforms, iTunes, Spotify, Google play store etc.

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music? Do you have a video you would recommend fans checkout so they can get in to what you’re doing?

JChampion: I feel people are more into visuals then anything, its most definitely a key factor to having a successful song, people hear the song and that’s one thing but when they see it and its done right shhhhhhtttt you in there like swim wear, and right now I would say check out My video ‘’Better than you’’, its visually dope, it was shot by Rashad Goff one of the best videographers in the metroplex.

  1. Do you prefer working and creating in a studio environment, or performing live in front of an audience?

JChampion:  Both, I’m truly a fan of both, the engineering creative part in the studio is fun, and then performing live and seeing people vibe and react to your creation is beyond incredible

  1. What’s next on the upcoming agenda for JChampion?

JChampion: Doing everything in my power to let anyone who doesn’t know who the Menace League is, know we’re coming #Chea!!!!!

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INTERVIEW: Nigerian Singer-songwriter and Guitarist Sam Xhri6 http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-nigerian-singer-songwriter-and-guitarist-sam-xhri6 http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-nigerian-singer-songwriter-and-guitarist-sam-xhri6#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 21:14:47 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32323 Sam Xhri6 (pronounced as Sam Chris) whose real names are Samson Adebalogun is an amazing singer and songwriter who hails from west Africa Nigeria, born and raised in Lagos, he also plays guitar professionally and has had a lot of accolades from collaborations with other musicians and featuring as a guitarist for many famous musicians […]

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Sam Xhri6 (pronounced as Sam Chris) whose real names are Samson Adebalogun is an amazing singer and songwriter who hails from west Africa Nigeria, born and raised in Lagos, he also plays guitar professionally and has had a lot of accolades from collaborations with other musicians and featuring as a guitarist for many famous musicians such as Yemi Alade, Faze, Mcgalaxy amongst countless others in the Nigerian music scene. He started having his international recognition from the single he did with rising American rap act “HIM” titled telephone. Sam Xhri6 grew up loving rock music, after taking lots of guitar lessons he got so interested in jazz music and rock, did a few rock singles that faintly went around in his country and has since been emerging as the recognized star he is today and the amazingly mind possessing musician with songs “Telephone”, “Steady”, and new hit “Close To You” driving wild into the mind of listeners. He is the musician to look out for and keep your focus on.

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?

Sam Xhri6: This year 2018 will make it my 11th in the music business, the journey started in the summer of 2007 when I made my first professional move to begin recording in the studio as an RnB artist back at that time after years of piling up and playing with lyrics, mimicking a host of popular musicians. I recorded my first song ever “so I do not fail” which went nowhere but was only heard in the neighborhoods, I would do performances in the local streets of Lagos, went from one place to the other with the goal of getting more exposure and getting the people to know me, I Recorded some more songs which also didn’t go nowhere then some time in 2011 I picked up the guitar, learnt from a lot of better players and kept growing in it, got more into it, I worked as a guitarist in churches, studios and For other musicians like myself, this was a livelihood means and then it went on and on and on as I got better in guitar playing I developed so much love for Rock and did 3 separate songs under this genre (I’ll miss you, super love and one more) which got a bit promotion in Nigeria and a bit more in neighboring countries but still went arguably nowhere. I played a lot in bands as a guitarist and I have had no difficulty in being versatile with my singing that’s why I was able to switch quickly to pop and recorded my first ever collaboration with US based rap act (in late 2017) HIM, we made the song Telephone which was also co-written by a US based Puerto Rican woman called Ruth Garcia. Telephone got me the international recognition I have and then I moved on from there to release my second official single which really went around and is on all streaming platform “STEADY”. Here I am standing strong moving forward with my 3rd official single making huge waves presently “CLOSE TO YOU”. 11 years in the music business has been a real tough and rough journey but we’re making progress.

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?

Sam Xhri6: In my early musical years I loved me a lot of Shania Twain’s music and I’ll say she’s the reason why I picked up the guitar, I listened to a lot of usher, trey songs, then rock guitar players in place of Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and more, I had a few jazz guitar players I listened to in my early days of doing music and guitar playing too but I’ll say majorly Trey songs, Usher, Shania Twain amongst others influenced my singing.

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to?

Sam Xhri6:  Random musicians, as long as the music is good I listen. I’ve got Maleek Berry I listen to so much, then I’ve got Wiz kid, Chris Brown, Trey, Shane Filan and so many others. I do random listening actually. As long as the music is good, I’m listening.

  1. What do you feel are the key elements people should be getting out of your music?

Sam Xhri6: Key elements I try to put in my music and people can get out, I will say are humility, love loyalty, kindness and transparency.

  1. What do you think separates you from the massive crowd of artists emerging right now?

Sam Xhri6: It is my ability to be me and do what I do, make good music and not follow a trend of vain meaningless lyrics a host of musicians use just to satisfy the thirsty junk type of music demanding audience. I try to make sense with my music other than being sweet, that’s all.

  1. Do you currently have a preferred song in your catalog, and why is it special to you?

Sam Xhri6:  None really

  1. Are your lyrics predominantly based on real events and personal experiences, or are they drawn from your creative storytelling skills?

Sam Xhri6: Some are based on real events and others on my storytelling skills.

  1. What would you consider a successful, proud or high point in your career so far?

Sam Xhri6: Getting on radio stations in the USA with new single “Close To You” plus it having thousands of streams and share arounds makes me feel successful and proud.

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music so far?

Sam Xhri6: Having little or no money to promote or get my songs around. Financial constraints.

  1. What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your songs, regardless of style or tempo?

Sam Xhri6: Melody and repetition.

  1. Do you produce the beats and write all the lyrics on your songs or do you collaborate with outside sources in any of these cases? Sam Xhri6: No I don’t produce yet but it’s definitely something I’m looking into, and for the lyrics yes I write my lyrics.
  2. Tell us something about your work with HIM, and how you got to working with famous musicians in the Nigerian music scene?

Sam Xhri6: With HIM we linked up through the same US based Puerto Rican woman (Ruth Garcia) I talked about before now, we agreed on bringing a song, a collaboration forward and then boom it happened, that’s when we put out the song Telephone. On the part of working with a few famous Nigerian musicians i was discovered while going about playing the guitar, I made a lot of friends and got the links to work with these musician a few of them whose names are Faze, Mcgalaxy, Yemi Alade… the list goes on.

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

Sam Xhri6: The exciting aspect for me is being free to do my own thing without anyone trying to force my lyrics to come in certain ways or me to sound in certain ways, and fact that whatever revenue my music makes doesn’t go into the hands of a third party while the discouraging part is having to spend a lot of money in bringing it forward and pushing it to get to consumers, it’s not easy when there’s no backing finance and that’s something that saddens every hardworking musician.

  1. If you had the opportunity to change one thing about how the music business works right now, what would that be?

Sam Xhri6: I feel we independent musicians need be appreciated more from gigs and sales of our records. A lot of consumers want free works which doesn’t help us as independent musicians because at the end of the day we’ve got bills to pay and also earn a living. How can we be more encouraged to keep bringing forward music if we can’t even afford one meal per day and then still we are expected to come do a free gig. Independent musicians need be appreciated more and this I will say is one part I will like to change about the music business if I’ve got an opportunity.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Sam Xhri6: It’s Pop, it’s RnB, it’s all good music.

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

Sam Xhri6: Yes, the internet, social media sites are essential in building music careers today. A lot of musicians can’t afford to pay for radio air time plays because of the huge fee placed on demand, it’s a lot easier to make use of the internet in getting songs across to listeners all over the world. I personally make use of the internet in reaching my fans and getting them to listen to my music.

  1. Tell us something about your latest release and where fans can find it.

Sam Xhri6: Close to you has just been released and it’s making huge waves big thanks to the radio stations all over the world playing it, thanks to the Dj’s and everyone supporting it, it’s gradually turning into a huge music. It’s pop it’s dance and it’s so fine. I recommend everyone check it out as it’s available on Spotify, SoundCloud, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all online stores worldwide.

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music? Do you have a video you would recommend fans checkout so they can get in to what you’re doing?

Sam Xhri6: Yes videos are important, it’s good to put out a beautiful video to back up a beautiful song. I am working on bringing forward my first official video but in the mean time I have some eye catching visuals uploaded to my YouTube Channel, fans can search me up on YouTube with the name “Sam Xhri6”

  1. Do you prefer working and creating in a studio environment, or performing live in front of an audience?

Sam Xhri6:  I love to do both.

    1. What’s next on the upcoming agenda for Sam Xhri6?

Sam Xhri6: I will be working on my first official video in a short time and fans can keep an eye out for it.

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Apex aka Levi: “The Elevation Clause” delivers social awareness http://jamsphere.com/news/apex-aka-levi-the-elevation-clause-delivers-social-awareness http://jamsphere.com/news/apex-aka-levi-the-elevation-clause-delivers-social-awareness#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 22:30:47 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32317 Culture is the best way for self-expression to cultivate if used in the right manner. In this techno savvy era, the authenticity of culture is somewhere getting lost, for everyone wants to join the rat race. One best way to pass this important message to the mass is through music, especially hip hop and rap. […]

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Culture is the best way for self-expression to cultivate if used in the right manner. In this techno savvy era, the authenticity of culture is somewhere getting lost, for everyone wants to join the rat race. One best way to pass this important message to the mass is through music, especially hip hop and rap. This art form has already been used as the platform to speak out loud about the different things taking place in the society. The umbrella term hip hop has a significant part known as conscious rapping performed by rappers who deliver social awareness message to their listeners. One young guy who is doing total justice to this style is Apex aka Levi, all set with his new EP “The Elevation Clause” running successfully on SoundCloud.

OFFICIAL LINKS:
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/apexmusic
EP: https://soundcloud.com/apexmusic/sets/elevate
Music video for EP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDCg16VnQt0

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WATCH VIDEO: “Israeli’s Netta, the 2018 EuroVision Winner Jacked My Chicken Dab Style” – Claims‎ Nigerian Swiss Based Artist NazB http://jamsphere.com/news/watch-video-israelis-netta-the-2018-eurovision-winner-jacked-my-chicken-dab-style-claims%e2%80%8e-nigerian-swiss-based-artist-nazb http://jamsphere.com/news/watch-video-israelis-netta-the-2018-eurovision-winner-jacked-my-chicken-dab-style-claims%e2%80%8e-nigerian-swiss-based-artist-nazb#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 10:48:08 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=32313 Nigerian Swiss Based Artist Naz B has reacted to the recent victory of Israeli Netta at the 2018 Eurovision song contest with the song “Toy” which was allegedly written and composed by Doron Medalie and Stav Beger.  The West African rapper claimed that the Chicken Dab Style which influenced Netta’s win was his trademark chicken […]

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Nigerian Swiss Based Artist Naz B has reacted to the recent victory of Israeli Netta at the 2018 Eurovision song contest with the song “Toy” which was allegedly written and composed by Doron Medalie and Stav Beger.  The West African rapper claimed that the Chicken Dab Style which influenced Netta’s win was his trademark chicken dance moves that attracted overwhelming votes for her with her pink-haired backing singers and dancers.

Thousands of people from all over the world enjoyed the spectacular live shows at Lisbon’s Altice Arena last week, with over 200 million viewers tuning in on television as it was the very first time Portugal hosted the contest.‎ Sadly, the brainchild of the dance concept which had gone viral was attributed to Netta after her thrilling victory.

Naz B who is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland first released the Chicken Dab Style on 24th October, 2017 which followed an open challenge to fans across the world with the tagging of @nazbmusic (NazB Chicken Dab Challenge) According to him “‎Israeli’s Netta, the recent Eurovision Winner actually rocked My Chicken Dab Style which influenced her 2018 victory, I think I deserve some accolades”.

‎In 2006, NazB who has been in the music industry especially as a rapper from a young age, dropped his first album which was carefully crafted using top-notch beats that were intricately fused with African, American and European ingredients alike. His first single was ” Superfly” followed by ” Attention” and “Fly Away “released in 2015.

While in 2016, he dropped another hit single titled “Ring Tone FT Macini” a Jamaican dancehall artist based in the UK.  With a gift of a new sound, he creates the mystery of what to expect next. The Songwriter, vocalist and performing talent has also bagged several music honours and international recognition including been recognized as the Most Voted Coca Cola’s Music Artist of the year in Switzerland.

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