Rick Jamm – JamSphere http://jamsphere.com The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network! Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:04:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Music For Songwriters – The easiest way to put together a song! http://jamsphere.com/news/music-for-songwriters-the-easiest-way-to-put-together-a-song http://jamsphere.com/news/music-for-songwriters-the-easiest-way-to-put-together-a-song#respond Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:04:11 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35712 Jan Helge “Janco” Nes from Kristiansand, Norway, is a resilient character, with an ardent fervor for making music, and a knack for helping fellow artists achieve their goals. Janco was a retired keyboard player, songwriter and producer who had to quit because of health problems years ago. However thanks to medical care and painkillers, he […]

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Jan Helge “Janco” Nes from Kristiansand, Norway, is a resilient character, with an ardent fervor for making music, and a knack for helping fellow artists achieve their goals. Janco was a retired keyboard player, songwriter and producer who had to quit because of health problems years ago. However thanks to medical care and painkillers, he is now back on track to pursue his passion. He has launched a site called musicforsongwriters, with the intention to help singers, lyricists, and melodists to compose and complete their songs in blazing fast time. How? Janco provides a complete premade musical backing track. All you need to do is add the lead vocal, harmonies and whatever embellishments you believe will push your song to the next level, and the job’s done!

The process is more commonly known as ‘toplining’. As the website explains: “A topliner is someone who writes lyrics and melody to existing music.” An absolute peculiarity of musicforsongwriters, as opposed to its competitors, is that while other music providers’ “royalty free music” is copyrighted by someone else, the music on musicforsongwriters, is 100% self-produced and therefore can be licensed to be used in this manner. The music can also be used as background music on YouTube etc. These tracks will make your music clean and perfect. It makes them sound expertly performed.

The website has a vast music library to choose from in various music styles. You can purchase single tracks, or you can even purchase diverse bundle deals, including their whopping entire catalog at stunning discount prices offered by musicforsongwriters on their music library pages. You can obtain legal licenses to these tracks there and then get to keep 100% of the rights to the finished song(s) you produce, no matter how many sales or streams. It’s really that simple my friends.

Once you purchase the music and rights, you can add your voice or instrument to the premade backing track, and you are ready to publish it to the world. Furthermore you can publish the song(s) in any way you see fit since you own 100% of the rights. Yes, you can do exactly as you want.

Upload it to YouTube, sell it on your own website, or commercialize it on other music selling platforms. It really doesn’t get easier than that for singers, lyricists, and melodists to get their songs out there in the cheapest, fastest, and most hassle-free way possible.

Jan Helge “Janco” Nes has really done a sterling job in offering a much needed service to fellow singers, writers and performers. This really is one of the quickest, cheapest and problem free services of its kind I have come across on the web.

Not satisfied, in their quest to convince artists of their goodwill, musicforsongwriters is now offering (for a limited time period only!) a crazy bundle deal which includes a complete music library of 222 songs – which has a market value of $4428 – for only $97!! The tracks in this set are made available in the highest MP3-quality (320kbps), and are ready for download now!

If you’re still here reading this, and haven’t shot over to musicforsongwriters to check out the service and deals for yourself, you’re wasting precious time in moving ahead of your competitors and getting your professionally completed songs out there to the crowds now.

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Nature Ellis Drops Brand New Single “Love Me” Produced by Drew Stewart http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/nature-ellis-drops-brand-new-single-love-me-produced-by-drew-stewart http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/nature-ellis-drops-brand-new-single-love-me-produced-by-drew-stewart#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:35:43 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35707 Reggae artiste Nature Ellis was once touted as the next big thing in reggae music. The singer got off to a blazing start in the industry, but eventually fell off the grid and has been relatively quiet for some time. Determined to make a comeback on the music scene, the singer recently released a new […]

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Reggae artiste Nature Ellis was once touted as the next big thing in reggae music. The singer got off to a blazing start in the industry, but eventually fell off the grid and has been relatively quiet for some time. Determined to make a comeback on the music scene, the singer recently released a new Single “Love Me” produced by Drew Stewart on the Then Now and Forever Label.

Nature believes this project has what it takes to jump-start his musical revival. The “Love Me” single is the first release off upcoming EP Drew Stewart presents Reggae from East Kingston. The single is now available on all digital platforms.

MORE ABOUT Nature Ellis:  Andre Ellis, more popularly known as Nature, is a free-spirited individual and positive songwriter who delivers his music with great passion. He hails from the beautiful parish of St. James in Jamaica and is known for singles such as “Wasting Time”, “World Peace” and ‘Love You’. Nature has been involved in music since he was nine years old.

The singer has received various accolades for his music including the best singer award at the Eastern Awards in 2008 and a trophy for his singing and songwriting in a competition put on in St James by Danger Zone in 2002.

With a name that signifies his love for the environment, Nature started getting serious about his career in 2002. Since then, he has recorded with Big Ship, King Jammy’s, Truckback Records and Ricardo Gardener’s Heart of Love Music label.

Nature also has a number of other songs out such as “Cry Out”, “Most High God’ and “Dirty Closet’, which was featured in the popular roots play, Talk Done, Time For Action. Nature’s move from St James to St Andrew has helped to propel his career over the last few years, racking up gigs at Sting, GT Extravaganza, Reggae Sumfest, Champions In Action and island Explosion to name a few.

On the strength of these singles, Nature has been touring extensively; he did three month stints in Europe where he did shows in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. His most recent tour took him to Australia where he did a number of shows.

Representing a new generation of reggae that keeps in the tradition of crooners who came before and inspire him, including Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond and Toots Hibbert, Nature continues to bring a fresh voice to the genre.

LINKS:

IG: @thennowforevermusic – @officialnatureellismusic – @lilalockdcity

Stream Music on DEEZER and SPOTIFY

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Interview with Midwest musician Austin Findley http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-with-midwest-musician-austin-findley http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-with-midwest-musician-austin-findley#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:50:28 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35700 Austin Findley is from the Midwest. Born on August 13th, 1997 to a family from the country, He was raised in small towns around Mid-Missouri. He started learning music theory at age 14, when he began playing with a program called LMMS. He says that his unique style is a result of listening to hours […]

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Austin Findley is from the Midwest. Born on August 13th, 1997 to a family from the country, He was raised in small towns around Mid-Missouri. He started learning music theory at age 14, when he began playing with a program called LMMS. He says that his unique style is a result of listening to hours of music. He grew to love The Stone Roses, for their dance-able rhythm, trippy vocals, and psychedelic guitar sounds. David Bowie taught Austin the art of singing and changing with the seasons. Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground influenced his views on poetry, music, and art. Iggy Pop, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, & Led Zeppelin also added some depth to his music. But that was only the start, as he has since added a wealth of musical talent to his influences; going from jazz musicians to classical music, as well as rap artists such as Eminem, Nas, Kendrick Lamar and Madvillan. Check out Austin’s website, for more information and a list of his music, books and merchandise.

  1. When and how did you get started making music? And are you self-taught or did you have any formal training?

Austin Findley: I started making music in 2012. I was fourteen at the time and going to school at Lewis and Clark. In my free time, I would play on my computer; making simple melodies on the keyboard. When I decided that I would be a musician that was when I started making music. Seven years later, and I’m still a musician.

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

Austin Findley: Eminem and Fall Out Boy. My current musical taste is a lot different than it was then. I went through a phase where I would listen to hours of music a day. I used a database called: besteveralbums.com. They rate albums based on a mathematical formula; not opinions.

  1. For most artists, originality is first preceded by a phase of learning and, often, emulating others. What was this like for you? How would you describe your own development as an artist and music maker, and the transition towards your own style?

Austin Findley: That’s true. I learned by doing and emulating the artists around me. My sound and genre changed within a span of three years. Before I was Austin Findley the Songwriter, I was Knackmintosh the Rapper. I felt that rapping and singing would contradict each other, so I began to rap less and sing more. Since Jazz and Classical numbers rarely feature vocals, I rarely sing. I still sing baritone. As I would listen to highly rated music, my style would change. The musical qualities are set in stone now. If a horde of masterpieces could grace my presence, I may change with the times. Right now, it’s mostly Hip-hop and Dream Pop.

  1. What do you feel are the key elements in your music that should resonate with listeners?

Austin Findley: Introspection. There are aspects of my music that people like and dislike. Since my art is done at home, there are imperfections. Those imperfections can be discussed and debated. Top 40 Radio never has quirks like the ones listed above; it’s produced with thousand dollar budgets.

  1. What do you think mainly separates you from the massive crowd of artists emerging right now on platforms all over the web?

Austin Findley:  Nothing. We are all trying to become bigger fish than we are. Since the public could only remember a small group of musicians, some artists are left undiscovered. 90% of musicians worldwide are unknown to the masses. It’s common knowledge that successful musicians aren’t more talented than unsuccessful musicians; they’re just paid more. In order for musicians to become more successful, they’d have to gain skills in marketing, branding, and advertising. Those aren’t skills associated with the craft. Since artists don’t tend to think like business people, it fails. Which is why delegation could help artists more than it hinders. A team of marketers, promoters, tutors, and session musicians would make anyone successful. They’d still have to work; but not as hard. Managers could help with business opportunities too.

  1. What is your process when composing, recording and producing your music? Do you outsource any of these tasks?

Austin Findley:  I currently do cover songs with some originals. Recording and producing is currently done at home; on my computer. If I were to record music the traditional way, I’d need thousands of dollars for recording, producing, and mastering my albums. After those costs are weighed, most of the budget would go towards marketing and branding. The amount of people working on an album would increase more than tenfold. The great thing about computers is it automates jobs that used to take longer to complete. For music, that helps tremendously. Unfortunately, that also makes it easier to dilute the market with shoddy products. Another reason why music today is almost never amazing. If you’re lucky, you might get two great albums a year. I’m outsourcing the marketing right now. If the marketing is able to reap profits, I’ll consider distributing the capital gains into a mix of marketing and improving products.

  1. How strict are you with genres and styles? Do you stick to a specific genre and style or do you tend to also explore diversities?

Austin Findley: I tend to focus on Classical and Jazz traditions when it comes to composition. Nobuo Utematsu’s style of music is a huge inspiration. After you factor in the indie rock influences, you get a unique blend of experimental. I tend to stick to a blend of styles to create a fusion genre.

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

Austin Findley:  Complexity. It’s a thing that’s polarizing in the musical community. Simple songs can be great for ballads, but bad for instrumentals. Since John Coltrane is an influence of mine, my music reflects that. Introspection. I want my fans to dissect my music and discuss the nooks and crannies. There may be aspects they like or dislike. If there are things they don’t like, I’ll listen and alter my sound; customer service is important. If I hear quirks in the sound, I’ll leave the song with them, because it causes people to think about the song more. Abstract. Since my thoughts on musical theory is focused on different keys for parts of the song, the music tends to focus on a melody; which gets filled with chords and arpeggios. I layer those sounds together and loop those sounds to minutes. If I’m unsatisfied with the result, I’ll shelf the project and return to it after work.

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

Austin Findley:  Financial obligations. Music is not my main breadwinner; clerical work is. That is how all of this is possible. The proceeds from my day job go towards the business I’m investing in. I always remind myself that the company I work for indirectly made those things possible by giving me the funds to do so. Without those resources, my albums wouldn’t be on Spotify, they’d be on Bandcamp and YouTube. Not the best place to be for a musician. In order to distribute music, you must pay tribute to a distributor. I have paid those dues and got distribution as a result. If I were to release albums free of charge, the distribution would be limited.

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

Austin Findley:  Every album release is a success for me. I made a goal on releasing an album, and I released it. I consider that a notable achievement.

  1. What were some of the main challenges you encountered when starting out making music and how have they changed over time?

Austin Findley: Juggling work and dream work together. There are times they clash. Employers tend to dislike people with hobbies and goals besides burger flipper or floor sweeper. To make more time for my craft, I’ll sometimes bring my projects to work to complete them during work hours. Since workplaces look down on people trying to improve their station, they put clauses in contracts that state they can’t do business and work at the same time. That’s limiting for many people.

  1. What was your first hardware/software set-up like? And how has it evolved since then. What for you is currently the most important piece of hardware/software in your production process?

Austin Findley: I used a laptop and a built-in speaker. My audio tools have expanded into a microphone, desktop, and Midi input for microphone. The music is created on LMMS: Linux Multimedia Studio. It’s a DAW that allows the user to make music. Audacity is used to record vocals. Aria Maestosa, Anvil, and MuseScore are used for composition.

  1. Which aspects of being an independent music maker excites you most and which aspects discourages you most?

Austin Findley: Autonomy. I love the feeling of being able to work without someone forcing you to. I wouldn’t trade it in the world. It has its drawbacks. Even when you don’t want to work on music, you must. It’s in the job title after all. Almost every musician has a day job to fund the hobby. They tend to spend less time than is required for financial reasons. Starting a career in the music industry requires a set of skills most musicians don’t have. It also requires sacrifices in time and relationship quality. Music can be a rewarding path for some who face uncertain outlooks on jobs. When people have little-to-no access to quality employment, they tend to create their own. This job creation rarely creates enough wealth to live off of.

  1. Are you satisfied about the way the music business works in today’s digital age with platforms like Apple, Spotify, Beatport and Soundcloud, or do you have a different vision of the business?

Austin Findley:  There are problems with the current business model of streaming and live performances. For streaming to make a difference, you’d have to stream a million plays in order to make $4,000. That’s below the poverty line! That only factors in Spotify; that does not take the others into consideration. From the point listed above, a musician would need a huge following in order to make a decent living off music alone. The music teacher musician is real. Even if you factor in live performances, the ROI on live performances is uncertain. Google the profit margins and it’ll almost always be negative for unknown acts. For legacy bands like Rolling Stones and Metallica, concerts are amazing. For the average musician: they could be a financial nightmare. It’s common for bands to go into debt to fund tours. They also tend to skip on meals and hotels in favor of couch surfing and van sleeping. It’s not a glamorous lifestyle for anyone. The Rockstar lifestyle doesn’t exist for most musicians; so the ego has to be left at the door and preferably kicked.

  1. In general, 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?

Austin Findley: Social media isn’t as effective as it used to be. There is way too much competition for one person to deal with. Instead of being censored from access to knowledge, the average person is censored from too much knowledge; they don’t know what to look up. So, musicians are competing against established brands that people trust. It’s the devil you know, that’s better than the devil you don’t. In order to stand out from other musicians, a musician would have to make their product ten times better than the competition, have their art be a purple cow, and have a team of professionals that focus on the business aspect of music.

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

Austin Findley: David Bowie. The Doors. Yasunori Mitsuta. Nobuo Utematsu. John Coltrane. Miles Davis. Charles Mingus. Fishmans. Radiohead. Velvet Underground.

  1. Could you tell us something about your latest release?

Austin Findley:  Which one? I have two more albums slated for this year, and an album on New Years called: The Hits. The style from Neu Hälfte is similar to the ones I’m releasing months from now. The time horizon hasn’t changed the overall sound. So if you like Neu Hälfte, you’ll love Grass, Tree, and The Hits. Most of the songs on these albums are covers.

  1. Do you have any favorite track in one of your projects that has a specific backstory and/or message very dear to you?

Austin Findley: Scars of Time. It uses the layering I’ve referred to earlier to great effect. Jessy Dubai is about an actress. The song uses a Latin groove; which is incorporated into the music I create. Blame Os Mutantes and Chico Buarque for that.

  1. Do you only create and work in a studio environment, or do you also find time to perform live? And which of these two do you ultimately prefer and why?

Austin Findley:   I focus on a studio environment. I plan to branch out to live performances when I get the equipment and infrastructure to do so. I’m not sure what is required to perform live but I’ve heard it requires a PA System, musicians, security guards, and booth tables with merchandise. Those things cost thousands of dollars to obtain. Security guards aren’t that much for an hour of time; so I’m not worried about that. The most expensive item on the list would be other musicians; unless I DJ on equipment. It would be cheaper that way, but how would that look on a performing angle? A guy on a computer with headphones on? That wouldn’t make a great show, would it?

  1. What do you find most rewarding about what you do? And do you have a specific vision or goal that you would like to achieve in 2019?

Austin Findley: As a musician, I create music. Giving the world art is the greatest reward any artist can offer. For goals in 2019, I’ve achieved all the goals for this year that I’ve wanted. The type of goals that require an accent to four million fans on Spotify are long term goals, not yearly goals. It would take many years to get that many fans at once. How many years? Depends. It would not happen overnight. The dream of being discovered by playing at a bar and becoming a mega star is unrealistic. A more reasonable goal is to aim for sustainability. In good times and bad, you’ll still be in the music industry whether you have hit records or not.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEFACEBOOKTWITTERSPOTIFY

 

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Nishit Gajjar’s EP Album ‘Oblivion Messages’ is Dingy yet Evocative! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/nishit-gajjars-ep-album-oblivion-messages-is-dingy-yet-evocative http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/nishit-gajjars-ep-album-oblivion-messages-is-dingy-yet-evocative#respond Sun, 23 Jun 2019 19:59:12 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35695 Creative Producer and Electronic Music Composer Nishit Gajjar’s new EP Album ‘Oblivion Messages’ is rather a unique blend of Ambient, Post Rock and the New Age genre. The flow in each track is sometimes linear, partly disruptive, and partly unearthly. In each track it is an interesting journey which will keep the listener attentive and […]

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Creative Producer and Electronic Music Composer Nishit Gajjar’s new EP Album ‘Oblivion Messages’ is rather a unique blend of Ambient, Post Rock and the New Age genre. The flow in each track is sometimes linear, partly disruptive, and partly unearthly. In each track it is an interesting journey which will keep the listener attentive and engrossed.

The track ‘Medeetait Spirits’ is smooth, alluring and creates a meditative atmosphere. Whereas ‘Raw Racer’ is all about chase and thrill! On the other hand, the ‘Oblivion Messages’ track is haunting and creates ethereal vibes. The usage of Indian Mantra is exceptional and quite astute in this track.

The unique aspect of this album is that Nishit Gajjar will use the tracks from this album in his upcoming short film, ‘Musing of the Muse – The Cycle’. According to Nishit Gajjar the film ‘Musing of the Muse – The Cycle’ is an other-world narrative which discusses the concept of afterlife. Mr. Big Shot Productions which is based in Los Angeles will produce the film.

Well, it will be a real treat to see how the album will sound and be utilized in the film.

You can listen to the album on Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes and Deezer. It is also available on Bandcamp for purchase.

Nishit Gajjar’s official website: www.gajjarnishit.com

Album Links:
Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/album/0mEr2GmtZPJQoraNQL3R0x?si=64rwZNxCQm2lzV7f43h06g
Bandcamp: https://nishitgajjar.bandcamp.com/album/oblivion-messages
Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.in/artists/B07N7TQTLS?ref=dm_sh_2441-25e1-dmcp-2037-13a52&musicTerritory=IN&marketplaceId=A21TJRUUN4KGV

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ROMBE4T: DJ, (ghost) producer and music lover enjoying life to the fullest! http://jamsphere.com/news/rombe4t-dj-ghost-producer-and-music-lover-enjoying-life-to-the-fullest http://jamsphere.com/news/rombe4t-dj-ghost-producer-and-music-lover-enjoying-life-to-the-fullest#respond Thu, 20 Jun 2019 22:21:48 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35666 Feel good house music is the best way to describe the sound of ROMBE4T. So far his life is immersed in music and at the very first house music tunes fell in love with this genre and it has been so ever since. ROMBE4T (previous DJ Ryan and Brainchild) provided performances to many thousands of […]

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Feel good house music is the best way to describe the sound of ROMBE4T. So far his life is immersed in music and at the very first house music tunes fell in love with this genre and it has been so ever since. ROMBE4T (previous DJ Ryan and Brainchild) provided performances to many thousands of event–goers since his first DJ set back in the early 90’s.

After a sabbatical ROMBE4T returned back to his roots with quality melodic house music. He is ambitious and driven in achieving his goals for 2019: 10 singles releases and DJ gigs in London, Ibiza and Amsterdam.

In the past year ROMBE4T has scored several top chart positions on Beatport (4 top 10 positions, 2 frontpage Hype Picks and Opening Set Fundamental) and number one position on DJ website Kings of Spins. Gaining support from DJ ROOG, Jack Kandi, Richie Hawtin, Rob Boskamp, Andi Durant, Sound Fausto, Brisk, Mike La Funk and Vanilla Ace to name a few.

Also radio stations like Radio Party Groove Italy, Ciberdelia, Public House UK, Warm FM, Deep in Radio, Muzikman Edition and Kross Well Radio Show are picking up on his releases as well as housemusic websites like Hammarica.com and IHouseU.com.

What DJ’s and fans are saying about his music:

• ‘Thank you so much ROMBE4T for this promo I will play it with pleasure on Blaqhol Radio and via Mixcloud and edeejay.com. Full support’

• ‘Really nice funky groove! Support in my Club House Radio Show’

• ‘Cool, soulful house tune, feelin’ the vibes…’

• ‘Absolutely Loving this!’

ROMBE4T released music on labels like ID&T Music, Bonzai Records, Chrono Records, Universal Music Dance and published via Strengholt Music Publishing. Currently signed at Bass Rebels Records, 99 WAVES Records, Vivifier Records, Urban Sound of Amsterdam, Instant Groove Records, Deeplomatic Recordings and In It Together Records.

ROMBE4T’s versatility is shown by his multi-musical abilities. He has the ability to venture back to the roots of dance music in a way that is in keeping with the contemporary needs of current audience demands: Quality feel good house music.

For bookings: booking@deeplomatic.com

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A.Menz: “Conversations” has delivered pure, honest hip hop http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/a-menz-conversations-has-delivered-pure-honest-hip-hop http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/a-menz-conversations-has-delivered-pure-honest-hip-hop#respond Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:51:13 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35643 A.Menz is a 23 year old artist based out of Boston who specializes in old school rap and hip/hop. He has a project coming out this summer with other artists such as Suigeneris, Jasper and Izzynyce, along with a charity show at Salisbury beach in Mass on August 24th. His latest track, “Conversations” tells stories […]

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A.Menz is a 23 year old artist based out of Boston who specializes in old school rap and hip/hop. He has a project coming out this summer with other artists such as Suigeneris, Jasper and Izzynyce, along with a charity show at Salisbury beach in Mass on August 24th. His latest track, “Conversations” tells stories of real life events and how just talking to someone could save a life or change them in a positive way forever. Following a string of dope releases, and a name change A.Menz returns with his new single. Produced entirely by @goononthetrack, this track showcases a matured and enlightened emcee who would rather educate and inspire the listener, rather than brag about how much crack he’s selling and how many bodies he’s caught.

It’s a refreshing approach to the current scene as A.Menz drops philosophic science without coming off as overly preachy. The production is the perfect accomplice for this mission as it delivers a vintage sound not abrasive yet not so smooth that you’ll find yourself nodding off. It’s a beat that sounds fresh yet familiar.

Coming right out the gate with heavy lyrically artillery, A.Menz seeks to quickly captivate the listener. Over a harmonious backdrop, “Conversations” pulls no punches, choosing to speak on the positivity of inspiring and truthful verbal communication as opposed to indifference and ignorance.

This joint should serve as a handbook to any aspiring rapper looking to break away from ignorant, negative and destructive rhymes. It’s the type of song that’s sorely needed in today’s materialistic and violent environment, urging the listener to be greater than the stereotypes placed upon them and to simply be great.

The instrumental here is fairly minimal, allowing A.Menz rhymes to stand in the forefront. “Conversations” never gets too heavy-handed, as it presents subject matters that should be addressed in this climate of apathetic dominance.

Bringing hip-hop back to its true essence is a great mission by any account, but sometimes it’s best to demonstrate what it sounds like, rather than telling us about it. Hence A.Menz simply shows us how it’s done, making “Conversations” a masterclass worth enrolling in.

A.Menz has slowly molded himself into one of the sharpest writers: his lyricism and effort are undeniable. The result is a damn fine track that is complete with an excellent technical performances and a quality beat. I honestly don’t have a bad thing to say about this track. It’s everything that made hip hop great in the first place.

From the lyrics to the beat to the overall messages, I have to say that as a fan of each golden era in hip hop, I’m proud of A.Menz for this project. He should know that regardless of the numbers he accumulates with “Conversations”, he has delivered pure, honest hip hop. And that, my friends, is the essence of this culture.

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Saints Warning – a nod to the energy of indie rock and the timeless vibes of blues and alternative http://jamsphere.com/news/saints-warning-a-nod-to-the-energy-of-indie-rock-and-the-timeless-vibes-of-blues-and-alternative http://jamsphere.com/news/saints-warning-a-nod-to-the-energy-of-indie-rock-and-the-timeless-vibes-of-blues-and-alternative#respond Sat, 15 Jun 2019 12:18:27 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35640 Saints Warning is a band hailing from Los Angeles, California. Their sound is fresh and modern, with a nod to the energy of indie rock and the timeless vibes of blues and alternative music. In addition to that, their songs are also quite personal and intimate, capturing that unique vibe often associated with the singer-songwriter […]

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Saints Warning is a band hailing from Los Angeles, California. Their sound is fresh and modern, with a nod to the energy of indie rock and the timeless vibes of blues and alternative music. In addition to that, their songs are also quite personal and intimate, capturing that unique vibe often associated with the singer-songwriter style.

The line-up currently consists of Eduardo Enriquez (vocals), as well as David McClellan on guitar, bass player Andrew Dupras, and last but not least, Bobby Godines sitting behind the drum kit.

The group was founded by David earlier in 2019, and ever since they’re early days, they managed to combine each member’s unique influences into a groundbreaking approach. It didn’t take long for them to find their chemistry, and bring their music to some of the hottest venues throughout California. In addition to their catchy, vibrant music, Saints Warning also strikes for the positive message behind the band’s lyrics.

From the stadium-sized hooks of Van Halen and Guns’N’Roses, down to the poppy aesthetics of Blink-182 and The Beatles, anything goes!

 

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Saints Warning YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/saintswarning

Saints Warning Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3cC8SzbIJtqDFPT23Q64Wg

Saints Warning Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saintswarning

Saints Warning Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintswarning

Saints Warning Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saintswarning

Saints Warning Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/saintswarning

Saints Warning Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/saintswarning

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Neon Radiation: “Intoxicated” finds a balance between edgy electronics and sensory grace http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/neon-radiation-intoxicated-finds-a-balance-between-edgy-electronics-and-sensory-grace http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/neon-radiation-intoxicated-finds-a-balance-between-edgy-electronics-and-sensory-grace#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:24:00 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35626 If you’ve ever wanted to describe to somebody, what cinematic electro-pop sounded like, and needed just one song to do that, here it is – “Intoxicated” by Neon Radiation. The track, which will be dropping officially on all major steaming sites on the 21st of June 2019, captures all elements which consolidate that specific sound. […]

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If you’ve ever wanted to describe to somebody, what cinematic electro-pop sounded like, and needed just one song to do that, here it is – “Intoxicated” by Neon Radiation. The track, which will be dropping officially on all major steaming sites on the 21st of June 2019, captures all elements which consolidate that specific sound. Atmospheric, thrillingly noir and sensual in concept, with a warm and ear-friendly electronic soundscape, supporting a catchy melody and captivating vocal.

This is an amazing journey through a melodic arrangement, coupled with smooth female vocals and melancholy synths, giving this track very high replay value. “Intoxicated” is very powerful and has an epic like quality in instrumental composition. The song epitomizes the best elements of the electronic music genre and shows Neon Radiation at their songwriting peak.

Neon Radiation is Gary Blake, a London based Pop music songwriter and producer whose work features a range of male and female guest vocalists. Blake has always been adept at seamlessly integrating guest vocalists into his music, all while maintaining his identity and cohesiveness as a songwriter and producer and this track again shows that skill off well. The chosen female singer for “Intoxicated” is absolutely sublime in her execution of the storyline and in exulting the richly textured backdrop of pads and heartbeat rhythm.

“In the morning hope is hard to find. See my flaws of the human kind. You took my body, what about my mind? No there’s never a love guarantee,” is the kind of impassioned but tortured conflict that runs through the narrative. Far from a somber affair, though, the track’s infectious mix of melodrama and melancholy renders the song a mesmerizing slow-motion Adrenalin spike.

“Intoxicated” finds a balance between edgy electronics and sensory grace. This is an immaculate piece of cinematic electro-pop with a central hook that, together with the searching of the song’s lyrics, is enough to make one go weak at the knees.

This seems to be the new trademark sound for Neon Radiation where you can block out just on four minutes of your time, and you’ll be transported into an entirely different universe. Neon Radiation have recorded the best track they could have envisioned: a layered and cohesive package of enveloping synths filled with addictive hooks, sublime vocals, and a powerful narrative.

There’s a bittersweet twinge if you may, hidden deep within the track’s warmth that makes it ever so intriguing. Of course the vocalist’s uncanny ability to meld her pitch and delivery to the material, employing just the right amount of restraint contributes greatly to the tuneful mantra.

This gorgeously produced, introspective new record integrates all the trademark Neon Radiation elements the Gary Blake has utilized, in different ways on past outings, but his focus has pivoted towards a more lyric-centric style of songwriting on “Intoxicated”, which allows him to improve on anything he has previously done, in almost every way possible. Who knows where Neon Radiation is capable of going from here.

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Dubble U Delivers Hip-Hop Album “The Bang” After Breaking The World Record For Most Singles In A Year http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/dubble-u-delivers-hip-hop-album-the-bang-after-breaking-the-world-record-for-most-singles-in-a-year http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/dubble-u-delivers-hip-hop-album-the-bang-after-breaking-the-world-record-for-most-singles-in-a-year#respond Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:42:40 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35623 Listen Soundcloud About Dubble U Warren Mckee, better known by Hip Hop Recording Artist Dubble U™ was bound to the streets as a youngin, having to look out for his mother and little brother, rising from the concrete jungle of Houston Texas. He moved to Dallas starting Highschool. Always turning to music to “get away” […]

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About Dubble U

Warren Mckee, better known by Hip Hop Recording Artist Dubble U™ was bound to the streets as a youngin, having to look out for his mother and little brother, rising from the concrete jungle of Houston Texas. He moved to Dallas starting Highschool. Always turning to music to “get away” from all the scars and pain he was dealt coming up, Dubble U was knocking on the door in the Hip Hop world at 21 years old. A few mishaps between the aggressive rapper (being diagnosed with severe ADHD never helping the energy levels) and recording agency Goodnight Audio leading to a falling out. Dubble U left the game and had no involvement with ANY music for over 10 Years.

Out of nowhere, he decided to come back at an attempt to get a Major Record deal in 2017 at age 32, but with a different type of approach. Recording completely himself using his iPhone and if that wasn’t already a challenge, to do it all ONLY freestyling just until he lands a deal.  ’Fully kicking ass, taking names, spittin’ rhymes, and giving zero fucks about anything standing in his way – Dubble U™ is here to rock your world with a signature sound & freestyle approach to the Rap game.

Dropping his first official debut records back-to-back in 2018, Freestyle Only, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 – this emcee continually pushes himself to the next level by putting everything he’s got into every move he makes and in the process manages to break a WORLD RECORD by recording over 1000 tracks in a year and a half. Slaughtering the previous record by an underground Houston Rapper at around 300 songs. Even Elvis can’t compete – he might have recorded 784 songs over the course of his entire career, but Dubble U™ went on to record an astounding 707 songs in ONE YEAR – so you decide, who’s really the king?

Always hustlin,’ always grindin’ – Dubble U™ continues to gain a mass following and fans from across the globe by keeping it completely real with his content and working those freestyle vibes for everything they’re worth. Designed for good times & to be turnt-up, but also with depth and a range, touching on pop and rock-n-roll sounds that’ll capture the attention of listeners in several categories of genres. Officially in it like never before, the 6’4 rapper is raising the stakes for himself, & for all the other emcees out there as well, as he takes over the rest of 2019, showing the world what the art of Rap is truly all about and moving these fake rappers aside and out to show them that if ‘he said it, he meant it’.

About The Release

Up-and-coming rapper Dubble U returns with his third official album, ‘The Bang’. The freestyle filled album contains music straight from the heart and an unmatchable flow by the Texan artist. He has had ups and downs in his life, with a point in his life taking a hiatus from music for ten years. He came back stronger than ever and setting records. Dubblue U stands a record breaker with having over 1,000 singles recorded and release within a year and a half. Moreover, in a single year, he released 707 songs.

The creativity behind this artist is unmatchable as he has endless stories to tell about his upbringing, his experience, and street life. To create this monstrous record, he has used his late mother as motivation. Knowing his number one fan watches from above, Dubble U put his heart, sweat, and tears into his music. Music has served as an outlet for Dubble U, and undoubtedly, he is an artist to keep an eye on as the creativity never ends. Will that record be broken? Not likely. The Texan artist has set his foot in the door with his massive accomplishment and is here to stay. His album ‘The Bang’ will be available in every streaming platform.

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KARMS ANNOUNCE NEW TRACK ‘TELL ME WHEN THIS ONE ENDS’ http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/karms-announce-new-track-tell-me-when-this-one-ends http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/karms-announce-new-track-tell-me-when-this-one-ends#respond Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:31:59 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35607 KARMS first turned heads in 2017 with single, ‘We Always Lose’, an energetic anthem that just never seemed to quit. Not leaving too much time for breathing, the band soon released their EP, ‘River’, a bone crushing selection of songs politely polished off with the silky, tender, ‘Beautiful Magic’. Not one to shy away from […]

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KARMS first turned heads in 2017 with single, ‘We Always Lose’, an energetic anthem that just never seemed to quit. Not leaving too much time for breathing, the band soon released their EP, ‘River’, a bone crushing selection of songs politely polished off with the silky, tender, ‘Beautiful Magic’.

Not one to shy away from a show, KARMS have been lucky enough to take on supports with Fatherson, The Amazons, Arcane Roots and The Strypes. KARMS have headlined sold out shows at Whelan’s, Dublin and played at last year’s Other Voices in Ballina.

In 2018, KARMS released their debut album ‘Satellites’ and are ready to release new music this summer with a wealth of new singles, creatively some of the best the band has ever produced.

KARMS are back with the incredible ‘Tell Me When This One Ends’, a song for anyone who has ever struggled with self-doubt, self-awareness, hurt and an uncontrollable mind. This track was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band themselves and is a powerful beginning to the releases they have planned this year.

KARMS are Colm, Ste, Danny & Jay.

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Mr. Faia: “The Convalescent” gives the listener an alluring spark of energy http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/mr-faia-the-convalescent-gives-the-listener-an-alluring-spark-of-energy http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/mr-faia-the-convalescent-gives-the-listener-an-alluring-spark-of-energy#respond Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:05:16 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35602 Little is known of Mr. Faia’s personal life or whereabouts, except that he is on active Navy duty by day. Luckily, all we, and music fans, need to know about Mr. Faia is engraved on his 6 song EP, “The Convalescent”. The recording as a whole is a blend of deep progressive funk and classic […]

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Little is known of Mr. Faia’s personal life or whereabouts, except that he is on active Navy duty by day. Luckily, all we, and music fans, need to know about Mr. Faia is engraved on his 6 song EP, “The Convalescent”. The recording as a whole is a blend of deep progressive funk and classic chilled downtempo, infused with signature hip-hop, trip-hop, and ambient flavors. It’s impossible to narrow it down to just being one certain thing or genre, it’s an eclectic amalgamation of genres but yet it works incredibly well as a full collection. Results can sometimes be underwhelming, when dealing with instrumental hybrids, but in this case it works so damn well I’m wondering why Mr. Faia didn’t get here sooner.

The EP’s first two tracks, “How We Live” and “Hazardous Duty” serve as an easy introduction to Mr. Faia as an artist, which will be good for new fans. They showcase his signature funk-based rhythms and space-age synths well, while easing you into the feel of the EP.

In fact, it’s not until the third track “Help! (I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get UP!)”, that we get a significant taste of his musical evolution. It’s moody, slow-burning, but still funky, and delivers some of the meatiest bass-lines you’ll hear from anyone this year. In the grand scheme of the album, it’s a signpost that things are about to shift.

Mr. Faia picks up the pace on “Pain Blockers” and runs with it, with the remainder of the EP exceeding all my expectations. By this time its crystal clear that no-one even comes close when you’re talking bass driven beats. Mr. Faia has a way with resonating basslines that rivals the George Clinton and P-Funk heyday.

Very few modern electronic music producers pay as much attention to the gorgeous driving potential of the bassline as Mr. Faia does. His basslines can move even the stiffest square. To me, it’s an essential part of distinguishing him from the pack.

The first time we actually hear a voice is on “She’s Got Me”, but it only serves as a cinematic intro to the track. It is at this point that Mr. Faia wields his second secret weapon – the melody – as he carefully weaves an ear-warming tune on the ambling backdrop.  

“Ist Day Back” showcases the percussion, in a track that never loses momentum. Listening to track, what becomes clear is the attention to detail that goes into making his music. Every kick, snare, or cymbal, gives an energetic, expansive vibe to his songs.

At its core, “The Convalescent” delivers a labyrinthine synthesis of jazz, funk and soul, weaved together by urban beats and distinctive synth work. The beats are extremely uplifting and give the listener an alluring spark of energy.

The record succeeds as a positive representation for Mr. Faia skill as a music producer, and he does put a personal stamp on every track. At its best, “The Convalescent” is shimmering and flamboyant. At its worst – it is simply magnificent!

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INTERVIEW: R&B and Soul singer Brandon James http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-rb-and-soul-singer-brandon-james http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-rb-and-soul-singer-brandon-james#respond Thu, 06 Jun 2019 19:33:10 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35559 The R&B/Soul singer Brandon James is creating a strong buzz with the release of his single “So Emotional.” The track is the first single off the upcoming E.P scheduled for release soon. Brandon states that he started doing music as an outlet for depression early in life. “I wasn’t very popular in school and I […]

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The R&B/Soul singer Brandon James is creating a strong buzz with the release of his single “So Emotional.” The track is the first single off the upcoming E.P scheduled for release soon. Brandon states that he started doing music as an outlet for depression early in life. “I wasn’t very popular in school and I was considered a latchkey kid due to my mother’s work schedule and my father’s battles with alcoholism,” says the artist. On a teacher’s suggestion to find extracurricular activities, Brandon joined the choir. He finished the eighth grade with a determination to elevate his understanding of music and succeed with his own music. To better his craft, Brandon James has taken voice lessons from Bobby Wilsyn, Ars Musica, and Andrew Schultze. He has played with Earth, Wind & Fire and performed at some of Chicago’s most notable venues including the UIC Pavilion and the House of Blues. Brandon has also earned a degree in music performance and business from the Columbia College of Chicago.

  1. How long have you been in doing music, and did you have any formal training?

Brandon James: I have been perusing music seriously for about 10 years now right after college. I have had voice lessons from some incredible people such as Bobbi Wilson of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.

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

Brandon James: always loved Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder, but that list can go on and on if you let me lol.

  1. Which current artists do you consider worth listening to?

Brandon James:  oh there’s a lot. You have SZA, Beyonce, HER, Luke James, Jessie J. Just to name a few.

  1. You are released your new single, “So Emotional” recently. Could you tell us something about how the song came about, and its message or meaning?

Brandon James:  It’s a song about wanting to do the right thing in a relationship after it’s too late. I remember being in rehearsal with the band and discussing relationship drama and my bass player at the time started playing that bass line out of nowhere and it was all she wrote lol.

  1. What do you feel are the key elements people will enjoy about this track, and your music in general?

Brandon James:  I believe the vocal & instrumental performance will get the listeners attention as well as keep them captivated. I also believe that the dynamic range of the song will take them on a nice ride.

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

Brandon James:  I am really owning this old school live music vibe. I am really focusing on the performance of the song and challenging the listener to vibe with everything that’s going on vs repetitive hooks or chants.

  1. Could you describe your creative process? What do you usually start with – lyrics or music – and how do you go about shaping these ideas into a song?

Brandon James: I usually start with the music and the melody to shape the mood of the song then I take that mood and write the appropriate lyrics to what I see and feel.

  1. Where do you do most of your recording and production work? And do you outsource any or all of these processes?

Brandon James:  I do all the recording between two local studios here in Chicago.

  1. What are some of the main challenges you’re facing now, in recording producing or marketing your music the way you want to?

Brandon James:  just financial challenges. It gets hard doing everything yourself as an independent artist but I make it work.

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

Brandon James:  I would love it if the industry really focused on talent and artist development again. We got most of our legends at a time when labels, managers, and agents really wiles for their clients.

  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?

Brandon James: oh absolutely! It’s almost hand on hand. I think the technology is a good thing because as an independent artist I can expose my music and message to lots of people who would not have seen me otherwise.

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music, and will you be producing one for your single?

Brandon James: I think that music videos are very important as people are more visually stimulated than ever! They also extend the life of a song by a great deal.

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

Brandon James: I love writing and performing. Recording and doing music videos can be a bit taxing on you but it’s all worth it in the end.

  1. Do you only create and work in a studio environment, or do you also find time to perform live? And which of these two do you ultimately enjoy more?

Brandon James:  I do both but perform a lot more. I’m sure you can tell which one I like better lol.

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

Brandon James: “Soulful Divine”

  1. How do you handle criticism and/or haters? Is it something you pay attention to, or simply ignore?

Brandon James: I take constructive criticism and the haters and allow it to motivate me to do better. I don’t dwell on any of it to much as art is subjective and I have to stay true to myself but there are some nuggets of gold that you find in some constructive convos with people.

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

Brandon James: I believe starting my own monthly showcase “Soulful Sunday” in Chicago and getting music on every platform. Those things have been huge milestones for me.

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

Brandon James: Well musically speaking dealing with people is always hard. Everyone can do everything until it’s time to deliver and then things fall flat. There also seems to be more people out to take advantage of artist than actually help them. But that’s life and we keep moving.

  1. What’s your personal opinion on the general state of R&B and Soul music in 2019?

Brandon James:   I think that Soul music needs a revival. I think it’s not getting the love it deserves and we need more fresh faces like myself out there.

  1. Do you have a specific musical milestone set for the near future, and what else can fans expect from you this year?

Brandon James: I will be releasing another single late summer and my new music video within the next few months. I also hope to be on a major tour soon as my next milestone and making bigger waved with my music on all streaming platforms. This all with the hopes of getting that big breakthrough I need!

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Violeta: “Jealous” – an admirable symbiosis of astoundingly controlled singing http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/violeta-jealous-an-admirable-symbiosis-of-astoundingly-controlled-singing http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/violeta-jealous-an-admirable-symbiosis-of-astoundingly-controlled-singing#respond Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:24:01 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35555 Australian singer-songwriter Violeta Bozanic, who was the junior vocalist winner of the prestigious 2018 World Championships of Performing Arts award in the United States, has just released her debut single, “Jealous”. The song was produced by world renowned producer Jeffrey Weber and written by Violeta with Dapo Torimiro (John Legend, Stevie Wonder, and Justin Bieber). […]

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Australian singer-songwriter Violeta Bozanic, who was the junior vocalist winner of the prestigious 2018 World Championships of Performing Arts award in the United States, has just released her debut single, “Jealous”. The song was produced by world renowned producer Jeffrey Weber and written by Violeta with Dapo Torimiro (John Legend, Stevie Wonder, and Justin Bieber). The teen songstress launched herself into the music universe at the tender age of eleven when she reached the semi-finals in Australia’s Got Talent, and hasn’t looked back since.  Just to be clear, I love big voices and originality and Violeta has both of them. Her voice really draws you in. If you love a mix between R&B and pop music, songs with more than just nice beat, songs that speaks to your soul. You’ll love this track.

Violeta navigates lower octaves with an ease that deserves an ovation, to reveal real vulnerability and heart, on “Jealous”. The production is minimal, with nocturnal guitar providing the bed for a confessional, while the drums beat like a thumping heartbeat. Compared to her contemporaries, this is an earnest attempt to put gimmickry aside for proper artistry.

This a strong, confident girl with a voice that can belt feelings. She starts out singing in relatively low-key, yet expressive manner, as she reflects on being tired of a particular relationship situation. She’s incredibly honest, makes valid points, and details the wrongs she disapproves of.

The production, chorus, and of course Violeta’s soulful vocal performance are the biggest selling points here. Those lead vocals evolve in expression, nuance and grit, as the song progresses. The kick drum is robust, the guitars shimmer, and the groove cooks.

Violeta delivers resonant, rhythmic vocals on the pre-chorus, with her fair share of cutting-edge moments as she soars on the chorus. She sings gorgeously as she spills out her feelings over this three-and-a-half-minute number. Even though she serves up some lovely nuances, she never over-sings in the least, maintaining just the right balance.

This is an unusual feat in up-and-coming singers, who usually feel the need to show off their vocal prowess, right from the get go. She has a strong vibrato when holding notes and scaling to the higher end of the spectrum, but she always exercises control, so she can remain pleasant on the ears.

In this inviting blend of R&B and contemporary pop, “Jealous” is an admirable symbiosis of astoundingly controlled singing ability, great production and intelligent poetry. And the emotions cut deep. “Jealous” as a whole is an accomplished pop record by an undeniably talented singer-songwriter.

Reaching pop star status is something more complicated than a contest to see who can sing the best or the loudest or put the most vibrato on a note. It’s a measure of something ineffable and more difficult to define: spark, personality, relatability, and empathy, among other things.

If Violeta is already showing a large portion of those elements at her age, who knows where she will be 5 years from now. I absolutely think Violeta is a tremendous artist with a fabulous voice. She doesn’t pretend to be anyone else but herself with her own style.

“Jealous” drops officially in online stores on the 28th of June 2019.

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HarukiD’s brand of synth pop is addictive in all the right ways! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/harukids-brand-of-synth-pop-is-addictive-in-all-the-right-ways http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/harukids-brand-of-synth-pop-is-addictive-in-all-the-right-ways#respond Wed, 05 Jun 2019 10:43:13 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35546 Blending elements of hip-hop, electronic, pop and R&B, the Tokyo-based musician, HarukiD (pronounced as Haru-ki-dee), has been turning heads across Japan and abroad with her East meets West sound. HarukiD has a fresh take on the synth pop sound. The core of her instrumentation – spurning melancholic, dreamy synthesized soundscapes – sit atop a foundation […]

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Blending elements of hip-hop, electronic, pop and R&B, the Tokyo-based musician, HarukiD (pronounced as Haru-ki-dee), has been turning heads across Japan and abroad with her East meets West sound. HarukiD has a fresh take on the synth pop sound.

The core of her instrumentation – spurning melancholic, dreamy synthesized soundscapes – sit atop a foundation of heavy, club-thumping grooves. HarukiD’s 80-20 split of English-Japanese vocals are characteristic of her cross-cultural heritage, and sonically they are as dynamic as they are uplifting.

“Lift” is HarukiD’s first EP, which was released May 1. Follow and find out more about HarukiD on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM

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Rolf Schnyder: “Mosaic” – a brilliant multi-movement instrumental! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/rolf-schnyder-mosaic-a-brilliant-multi-movement-instrumental http://jamsphere.com/reviews/rolf-schnyder-mosaic-a-brilliant-multi-movement-instrumental#respond Wed, 05 Jun 2019 01:57:19 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35539 Rolf Schnyder wears many hats. He is a musician, songwriter, producer, publisher, and even a music teacher. Rolf studied guitar at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Zürich, and became a professional songwriter in 2002, alongside his wife Monika Schnyder who is a lyricist. He has several songs under contract with various publishers, and composes […]

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Rolf Schnyder wears many hats. He is a musician, songwriter, producer, publisher, and even a music teacher. Rolf studied guitar at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Zürich, and became a professional songwriter in 2002, alongside his wife Monika Schnyder who is a lyricist. He has several songs under contract with various publishers, and composes in multiple styles, from Country to Pop, Rock and Jazz. Rolf has his own publishing company, Liva Music based in Switzerland, which he founded in 2013. He has released a number of singles and albums, which can be found on all major digital stores, while his latest release is the track, entitled, “Mosaic”. The song sounds like a good entry point for the uninitiated when it comes to Rolf Schnyder’s music. It is simply a brilliant multi-movement fusion epic with all the atmosphere and emotional range of good progressive music, with a cinematic twist. Yet it also has a classic, nostalgic flavor.

Rolf Schnyder takes all his ambition from numerous directions and fuses them to strike the ideal balance between virtuosity and palatability. The musical arrangement is fantastic. Lyrics are non-existent, as this is an instrumental piece, but Rolf has a way of getting his point across with the music.

You can really picture vivid imagery by listening to the music alone, with little knowledge about the point of the song. But that is what makes Rolf so good – the music itself really tells the story and penetrates your emotions if you let it.

The production and engineering is also incredible, while the lead and melodic lines mesh between instruments such that the unison lines sound like a single incredibly multitimbral instrument, the rhythm section tight beyond belief. On this one, Rolf seems to really have focused on his strengths, and although he covers a lot of musical ground he never strays too far away from what he is really good at.

I would guess that Rolf is a downright perfectionist as it comes across in his music and writing style. “Mosaic” is insanely good. I might even have to go out on a limb here and say that this is the best thing Rolf Schnyder has ever recorded, period.

The guitars are fiery and resonant, while the keyboards shimmer and shine. Underneath, dynamic basslines and snappy percussion pushes the momentum along with insistence. The melodic motifs flourishing under the masterful hands of Schnyder.

If it’s true that music should entertain, make you think, be fun, challenge you, and be just a little different. Then “Mosaic” does all that. Performed with sincerity and conviction, the song delivers impeccable composition and unparalleled musicianship. However, what makes this track great is that ever elusive of intangibles – groove.

Put on the headphones and drive yourself into a frenzy with the funky groove Rolf Schnyder injects into this track. This is a solid record with an amazing depth and range showing Rolf’s maturity as an artist. He is a prolific artist and a talented man, that’s for sure.

This music is at once energetic and uplifting. Rolf Schnyder shows himself to be a wizard at drawing from varied influences and concocting a truly mesmerizing musical piece which cannot be squeezed into one single genre description.

“Mosaic” is amazing melodic music that has a unique rhythmical bite which keeps one’s imagination fully occupied as the song seamlessly streams through its journey. Instrumentally, it really doesn’t get much better than this!

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Natasha Jane Julian Releases New Single Of The Year “Bathin’ In Your Garbage” On June 14! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/natasha-jane-julian-releases-new-single-of-the-year-bathin-in-your-garbage-on-june-14 http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/natasha-jane-julian-releases-new-single-of-the-year-bathin-in-your-garbage-on-june-14#respond Mon, 03 Jun 2019 21:25:20 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35528 2018 has come and gone, and Alternative Rock/Pop artist Natasha Jane Julian has been hard at work in 2019 to hone her craft, refine her sound, and refresh her musical direction completely.  Culminating in the stunning new single “Bathin’ In Your Garbage,” elements of her signature sound remain perfectly intact, from her remarkably mellifluous voice […]

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2018 has come and gone, and Alternative Rock/Pop artist Natasha Jane Julian has been hard at work in 2019 to hone her craft, refine her sound, and refresh her musical direction completely.  Culminating in the stunning new single “Bathin’ In Your Garbage,” elements of her signature sound remain perfectly intact, from her remarkably mellifluous voice to her deeply personal-yet-universal lyrics on love and loss; she’s now ready to create a powerful new connection to her audience with a single that boldly pushes her artistic-inclinations even further.  Julian takes the road less traveled into exciting, uncharted territory in her evolution as a musician and songwriter with a new tune that features tighter & more inspired instrumentation, a slower and lower-pitched ear-catching vocal style, intense, compelling, & emotionally versatile lyrics.  “Bathin’ In Your Garbage” crystallizes the many complex conundrums of love into a singular, unified, heartfelt expression, as can be captured only by a musician as multifaceted & original as Julian.

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“Bathin’ In Your Garbage” dives deep into an intro that builds with tangible artistic integrity and the emotional weight of a band like Portishead – and in doing so, Julian immediately deviates from her past, shiny pop sensibilities and edges her way into Alternative Rock territory.  With a newfound languorous and luxuriant sound that was hinted at through her previous hit “Happily Ever After,” but had yet to be fully explored and fleshed out – Natasha modulates her vocals to perfectly adapt to & thrive along with her recent Alternative allegiance.

One might have expected that her previous pop-like verve would clash with her new musical identity – not even close!  Julian pushes her vocal range lower to align with the song’s darker emotional force, while juxtaposing that with crisp, razor-sharp enunciation, infusing her new song with a unique tension between an amorphous nebula of feelings and the clear-eyed articulation of a séance.

Where Julian really shines is her choral mastery – exactly where her disavowal from pop music & the new path she’s on stands out the most.  Refraining from the calorie-free mainstream hooks & sinkers, Julian plumbs the depths of the many contradictions and paradoxes inherent in love, with the confessional intensity of Sylvia Plath.  As instrumental layers spectacularly combine alongside her, the lyrical earnestness and ferocity crescendos, peaking to reveal her remarkable new potential at its maximum and creating an explosive symphony of sound that is at once both brooding, and purely ecstatic.

Professionally recorded, and tinged with a cosmopolitan worldliness, “Bathin’ In Your Garbage” will invite you in with its dark & smooth rhythm, seduce you with Julian’s honeysuckle voice, and reach into the deepest recesses of your heart & soul to bring you back to reflect on the most indelible moments of your love’s own triumphs and tribulations.  Set to be released officially on June 14 – find Natasha Julian’s new single available everywhere you look & listen online, and details at her official websites below!

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INTERVIEW: Caglar Hepterlikci – guitarist/songwriter/composer and music producer based in Turkey http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-caglar-hepterlikci-guitarist-songwriter-composer-and-music-producer-based-in-turkey http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-caglar-hepterlikci-guitarist-songwriter-composer-and-music-producer-based-in-turkey#respond Mon, 03 Jun 2019 18:31:39 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35522 Caglar Hepterlikci is a guitarist/songwriter/composer and music producer based in Istanbul, Turkey. With a deep and diverse passion for music, he thrives on creating emotive, articulate records. Caglar founded his own independent production company, and offers workshops, session/studio work, and instrumentals for different projects. Caglar has performed and recorded with an array of professional artists, […]

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Caglar Hepterlikci is a guitarist/songwriter/composer and music producer based in Istanbul, Turkey. With a deep and diverse passion for music, he thrives on creating emotive, articulate records. Caglar founded his own independent production company, and offers workshops, session/studio work, and instrumentals for different projects. Caglar has performed and recorded with an array of professional artists, including Murat Dalkilic, who is one of the most popular popstars from Turkey. His popular studio releases include “Secret Sky” and “Parallel Journey”, which was inspired by NASA’s photo release of the black hole. On top of this, Caglar is also sponsored by Fibenare Guitars Co. (Hungarian Boutique Guitar Company) and Sit Strings (U.S.A. Guitar String Brand) and is a regular demonstrator with them. Attending the world biggest music fair ‘Namm Show’ since 2017 as their demonstrator in Anaheim/Los Angeles. The artist is due to release a full-length album later this year, which will be a collection of contemporary guitar songs with an 80’s aesthetic.

How long have you been performing and recording, and did you have any formal training?

Caglar Hepterlikci: Hello! I been performing professionally for 18 years now. And no, I actually joined college as chemistry engineering but I didn’t like the idea of having music as hobby. I wanted to earn my life from music so I focused hard and drop school for that.

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

Caglar Hepterlikci: Interesting and surprising! 😊 Because I’m guitar player but I always like to try new things, like my new song ‘Parallel Journey’, it doesn’t even have guitar in it. But my other release ‘Secret Sky’ is heavy guitar based song. So it’s always changing, like life changing every minute!

If any, which current artists do you listen to and respect for their artistic endeavors?

Caglar Hepterlikci: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Jeff Beck was my childhood influencers. And still they are!

Do you remember the first piece of musical equipment that you actually purchased? And which is the one piece of hardware or software you’re still looking to add to your setup now?

Caglar Hepterlikci: It was piano, my parents bought me that when I was 4 or 5. I’m very much into analog synths now a days to expand my synth collection. I’d like to add modular synth to discover new sounds and mix them with guitar.

Where do you do most of your recording, production and mastering work? And do you outsource any or all of these processes?

Caglar Hepterlikci: I do all of my work into my home studio. Because it’s always relaxing to work in your own home without pressure.

Studio work and music creation, or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

Caglar Hepterlikci: I love both. But if it’s cover song performing, sometimes it gets boring to play the same song for 342884th time 😊

Do you have a song in your catalog that you are particularly fond of for some nostalgic or emotional reason? And what is its back story?

Caglar Hepterlikci: Yes. Joe Satriani – Forgotten Part2 , it was the first proper song I actually played fully and I felt amazing after that like real guitarist about 22ish years ago.

Could you describe your creative process? What do you usually start with and how do you go about shaping these ideas into a song?  

Caglar Hepterlikci: I start with the melody almost every time, then build up chords/beat around of it.

How did your collaboration with Fibenare Guitars Co. come about, and what does it entail?

Caglar Hepterlikci: It started 3 years ago. We’re like guitar family now. They’re genius and making best possible guitars in the world for sure.

With more and more musicians creating and releasing music on their own, what are your feelings on how the music business works right now with all the digital platforms and streaming services? Is there anything you would change or suggest as an improvement?

Caglar Hepterlikci: I think Capitalism also jumped into music business a lot. Now a days, it’s too hard to discover new artists. Same goes for us. It’s impossible to make people hear about your songs without pushing PR with Ads and all other PR stuff. And income is very very low from digital platforms.

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?

Caglar Hepterlikci: Yes, social media and websites are everything for building music career now a days. I use them every day almost even though I don’t like it too much. But I feel like, it’s also my job to post stuff, so I see them as homework.

How essential do you think video is in relation to your music?  Do you have a video you would suggest fans see, to get a better understanding of your craft?

Caglar Hepterlikci: https://youtu.be/pKPoXdLFR6w here is my latest release ‘Parallel Journey’ s music video.

What is the best piece of advice regarding the music business that you actually followed so far, and what is the advice you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Caglar Hepterlikci: My best advice came from my family which was ‘Do what you love!’, They didn’t pressure me about anything at all. And my worst was YouTube, I could start earlier before social media platforms jump into capitalism.

You have also founded your own independent production company. Could you tell us more about this project?  

Caglar Hepterlikci: Yes, after working with famous stars for 10+ years, I decided to open my own production company. I support new artists instead of famous people.

Could you tell us more about your upcoming full-length album, and what fans can expect?

 Caglar Hepterlikci: I am gonna release a full-length album later this year, which will be a collection of contemporary guitar songs with an 80’s aesthetic. They can follow me from my Instagram (caglarhepterlikci) and from my website for upcoming news. www.caglarhepterlikci.com

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WEBSITE: http://www.caglarhepterlikci.com

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O.M.G Entertainment Inc Presents: Hecdakid -“Glory” The New Video Directed by Kilo M.O.E http://jamsphere.com/videos/o-m-g-entertainment-inc-presents-hecdakid-glory-the-new-video-directed-by-kilo-m-o-e http://jamsphere.com/videos/o-m-g-entertainment-inc-presents-hecdakid-glory-the-new-video-directed-by-kilo-m-o-e#respond Sun, 02 Jun 2019 11:30:48 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35511 One artist to look out for on the O.M.G Entertainment Inc. label is Rap Artist Hecdakid, who just dropped his fresh out of the oven video for “Glory”. The Green Bay, Wisconsin born rapper and Hip-Hop artist began his musical career drumming and rapping with friends which encouraged him to learn how to write his […]

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One artist to look out for on the O.M.G Entertainment Inc. label is Rap Artist Hecdakid, who just dropped his fresh out of the oven video for “Glory”. The Green Bay, Wisconsin born rapper and Hip-Hop artist began his musical career drumming and rapping with friends which encouraged him to learn how to write his on rhymes and songs. Since those early days he has now mastered his craft and has become a fully-fledged musical artist with fans all over the world.

Hecdakid who was nominated for the MKE Awards Music Artist of the year in 2016 is no stranger to performing and sharing the stage and limelight with major league artists. He did a show for Rapsheet Magazine among the likes of Run DMC, Ice T, Busta Rhymes, Method Man and Redman, Gangstarr (RIP Fam!), Miami’s own the Zoe Pound, and McGruff.

The depth and expanse of his abilities are boundless. He makes music from a variety of spaces, fusing sounds across genres to make the best melodies. Throughout the course of his musical career, he has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; performing at a variety of venues, and making loads of public appearances.

Hecdakid’s hip hop style is notable due to its lyrical depth and narrative that’s refreshingly substantive. Hec shows his versatility by spitting bars and not just playing around. “It is my emotions, feelings, anger, aggression and also frustration,” says Hec.

The word HEC is a short acronym that represents the artist’s unique name and performance activities. It stands for Hyper-Energetic-Creativity (HEC) which illustrates his career movement presented to his worldwide fan-base within each song he writes and performs.

O.M.G Entertainment, Inc. which was also responsible for releasing the acclaimed “Keys To The M.O.E” album, is planning to set the industry alight of the next few months with a series of new artists and releases. Hecdakid’s brand new official video for his latest single “Glory,” which was shot on location in Atlanta, and directed by his label mate Kilo M.O.E, is just the start.

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INTERVIEW: Vex – the emerging prodigy from Tampa http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-vex-the-emerging-prodigy-from-tampa http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-vex-the-emerging-prodigy-from-tampa#respond Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:38:45 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=35498 Currently set to release “Virtues” album, Vex has built himself a reputation that is known to most in the Tampa area. His music is some of the most unique and inspiring in the industry. Vex blends a rainbow of sounds in his works that draw inspiration from pop, dance, metal and electronica. Vex began his […]

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Currently set to release “Virtues” album, Vex has built himself a reputation that is known to most in the Tampa area. His music is some of the most unique and inspiring in the industry. Vex blends a rainbow of sounds in his works that draw inspiration from pop, dance, metal and electronica. Vex began his career as an instrumentalist before moving on to production and engineering. Vex’s next step in his journey would be to focus on his own artistry. He soon dropped a series of attention-grabbing singles, followed by a jaw dropping EP, “X.VEX”. Two songs, entitled ‘Hydro’ and ‘Games With The Devil’ received huge success and radio play, which turned the media’s attention onto him. Fast forward to today and he has performed all across Florida, from Orlando to Miami, and most recently at ‘The Orpheum’ in Tampa. Vex is set to move to the next level with the album “Virtues”.

  1. When and how did you get started playing guitar and then move to engineering and producing music?

Vex: I was around 11 years old when I started listening to Metallica. I would hear Kirk Hammett shred the guitar and I was inspired to do the same. I taught myself how to play a lot of Metallica songs on guitar. Around 15 years of age, I was introduced to rap music and I loved the deep bass it showcased. I felt that there was a strong resemblance in the countercultures of Metal and Hip Hop. So I saved some funds and bought a productions software and began to study composition. This led me to my eventual role as a producer and engineer.

  1. What was it about creating music for others that made it interesting for you?

Vex: Honestly, I loved to impress people. I would pour my soul into creating a song, and when someone genuinely enjoyed my product, it made me feel extraordinary. This intrinsic motivation drove my music career.

  1. What were some of the main challenges you faced when starting out as a producer and how have they changed over time?

Vex:  The main challenge I faced and that most producers face is being taken seriously and building your reputation. I was able to overcome these by collaborating with bigger artists in the area and providing quality songs to them. I did this over the course of 5 years to continuously build my reputation as well as an arsenal of connections within the industry.

  1. What was your first hardware/software set-up as a producer like? Has your setup evolved since then, and what for you is currently the most important piece of gear in your production process now?

Vex: When I first started, I used Presonus Studio One, a 2i2 interface, and an MXL microphone. I didn’t even have a Midi when I first started because I was too broke, I was stuck manually composing the notes within the software. Thankfully, I do have a midi now but my set up hasn’t changed much, other than a better MXL microphone. I think a lot of people get it twisted, you don’t need all this expensive hardware to make good music. I know tons of people with thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment in their set up and the music they make is subpar. It’s not about what equipment you use, it’s how you use the equipment. The most important piece of gear in my production process is the software. Presonus offers editing abilities that could only be paralleled by Ableton.

  1. What is your process when composing a beat? Where do you start from and how do you develop your ideas

Vex: For me, there is no process in creativity. I’ve had entire songs built off of one melody, I’ve also had entire songs built off of a bass line or drum line. One thing is for certain, the lyrics never come first for me. I’ve always felt that the instrumental inspires the emotion which puts forth the lyrics.

  1. How strict are you with genres and styles? Are you comfortable working with most of them, and what is your absolute preferred style?

Vex:  I’m not strict at all. As mentioned before, I’ve gone from metal head to hip-hop. That being said, I’m very comfortable working with most genres. However, my current preferred style is hip-pop, a cross between rap and pop.

  1. Besides being a producer, you’re also concentrating on your artistry. Do you also write your own lyrics?

Vex: Absolutely, I’ve recently begun pursuing my own artistry. All of my lyrics are self-written as well. Something everyone should know about me is that I hate ghost writing.

  1. Between the beats and lyrics which key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your music?

Vex:  There are certain components that have to be present in both the beat and the lyrics. The beat has to invoke the emotion that the lyrics are trying to portray. Once I feel that the beat accomplishes that, I move to lyrics. The lyrics must be focused and impactful. A lot of music these days lacks concentration in lyricism. My biggest ingredients are impact and expression.

  1. What do you think sets you apart from the massive crowd of artists/producers coming up now?

Vex:  Focus and sound quality. There are many artists out there with great music. However, a lot of them lack quality in the mix. Either that or they lack direction in their career. My priority in my music is sound quality. If it doesn’t sound professional, how could you possibly expect people to perceive you as a professional? It’s also great to have a clear direction for your career. Set achievable goals and never stop moving towards them.

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

Vex:  Definitely performing at the Orpheum in Tampa. I was actually just last week. It was a huge venue with a crowd close to 300 people. I couldn’t describe the energy that I felt on stage. Seeing the crowd dancing and singing along to my music was one of the most gifting experiences of my career to date.

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

Vex: I struggled through a long period of addiction. This when on from 16 to 19 years of age. During this period of my life, I didn’t have any family around except for my mom, and I had lost all of my friends. I was left to my demons. I was at a crossroads in my life, I knew that I could either swim or drown. An overdose that nearly ended my life was the breaking point. I pushed through rehabilitation and moved all of my focus towards music. I believe the experience made me stronger and mad me who I am today.

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist/producer excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

Vex: The first thing people should know about me is that I don’t discouraged, I take notes and grow. I’ve been through hell and back, and if that didn’t discourage me, nothing will. The only thing that excites me is what the future holds. Being independent means that I can’t speak what I truly believe without being a puppet. I want to use my music to make an impact on the world and people’s lives.

  1. Are you satisfied about the way the music business works in today’s digital age with platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Beatport and Soundcloud, or are there any improvements you’d like to see to get your music out there?

Vex: Contrary to what a lot of people believe, I think the music business has made music more accessible than ever now. It’s never been easier for an artist to upload their music on a streaming site and be heard. There might be less money to be made from it, but I’m not in this industry for money, that’s a secondary benefit for me. I’m in this industry to inspire and make change.

  1. In general, 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?

Vex:  Internet entities and social media are you sensual to building a career these days. I can’t stress enough how important exposure is to an artist career. Personally, our use every social media outlet possible to push my music and connect with audiences.

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

Vex: Ooh that’s a hard one. My style covers a wide variety but I’ll limit it to four words. Energetic, Meaningful, Inspiring, and Relatable.

  1. Could you tell us something about your latest release, as well as your upcoming album “Virtues”?

Vex: My latest release was my EP “X.VEX”. I believe that it showcases my variety of styles very well. My fans absolutely loved it and I would definitely refer anybody who wants to get a feel for my sound to listen to the EP. “Virtues” is an Album releasing in late June that will be a little more focused than “X.VEX” genre wise. This album will mainly be showcasing artistry and variation in hip-hop. I have allowed a few test groups to preview the album early and the feedback has been phenomenal.

  1. Do you have a favorite track among your latest releases, which maybe has an interesting backstory and/or message?

Vex: My favorite track on my latest release is definitely “Games With the Devil”. It talks about my personal experience with addiction and how it tore through many of my relationships. This song came directly from my heart and I hope that it can inspires or bring change to anyone who is going through the same thing I did.

  1. When you were starting out, which producers and/or artists influenced or made an impact on you most?

Vex: There are many of artists that influenced my style. My biggest influences have been Metallica, Sade, Drake, Sam Smith, and Post Malone.

  1. Currently, if you could work with any artist or producer of your choice, who would that be?

Vex:  Sam Smith or Sade hands down. They have the voices of angels. I can clearly remember the first time that I heard each of them sing and being absolutely dumbfounded by the level of artistry and talent.

  1. Do you have a specific vision or goal that you would like to achieve in 2019?

Vex: Although I have many goals set into place. I have two that I would like to achieve by the end of 2019. Firstly, I am working on building my presence on the Internet. Secondly, I would like to expand my Fanbase to the point where I can begin touring outside of Florida. I feel that these are the next steps that I need to take to push my career to the next level.

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