JamSphere http://jamsphere.com The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network! Sat, 30 May 2020 12:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Daytona99 – “Shadoloo” allows us to feel the summer love vibe energy http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/daytona99-shadoloo-allows-us-to-feel-the-summer-love-vibe-energy http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/daytona99-shadoloo-allows-us-to-feel-the-summer-love-vibe-energy#respond Sat, 30 May 2020 12:00:55 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40226 Everything leads us to believe that you might probably need to know who Daytona99 is. The young and multi-gifted artist could be the next best thing considering his work and how much time he takes to perfect his sounds.

Reppin’ a very particular style, which he defines as “webchall” the young singer builds his own world with the sounds and bring us a great delivery. The single speaks for itself!

Daytona99’s production and smooth delivery allow us to feel this summer love vibe energy. “Shadoloo”, his new single is a groovy and delightful tune already available on all digital platforms!

This is an ode to all the people across the world who wants to be loved and feel free. We invite you to listen to it by now!

Connect with Daytona99:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daytona.99/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/0R7CU4jYfUaarSYPvDsbAr?si=FIvN8AlpRK-UNphE_6E47g
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/shadoloo/1507771410?i=1507771809

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INTERVIEW: 4 Wheel City have dropped their latest project “Quarantine Music” http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-4-wheel-city-have-dropped-their-latest-project-quarantine-music http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-4-wheel-city-have-dropped-their-latest-project-quarantine-music#respond Sat, 30 May 2020 02:13:46 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40219 The multi-award winning rap group made up of two consummate New Yorkers, 4 Wheel City, has undertaken the quest of producing positive rap music as a method of teaching young people about the dangers of impulsive decisions that can have life-changing consequences. As performers who use wheelchairs, 4 Wheel City’s founders understand those risks and consequences all too well. 4 Wheel City recently dropped their latest project “Quarantine Music” Raw & Uncut, with 19-songs focused on the current situation and overcoming it. All proceeds raised from the project is going to people with disabilities who have been affected by the virus. Popular Bronx rap star, Fred the Godson, who sadly died from the coronavirus is featured on one of the songs.

“Quarantine Music reflects everything that’s been happening since the economic shutdown and quarantine started,” commented Namel “Tapwaterz” Norris half of 4 Wheel City with Ricardo “Rickfire” Velasquez. “It’s inspired by the effects coronavirus has had on the world. Music has the power to change the world. We hope the music helps people deal and heal in these uncertain times.”

  1. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and when 4 Wheel City got started?

4 Wheel City:  we come from the birthplace of hip hop the Bronx. Met each other in 1999. 4 Wheel City officially got started in 2006.

  1. How do you share duties in the duo? Do you both write, rap and produce”

4 Wheel City:  Tap Waterz is the artist and Rick Fire is the producer. We are both talented at our crafts. And combine our talents as artist and producer to create the sound of 4 Wheel City.

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember, and who are you listening among the new wave of rappers?

4 Wheel City: Nas, Stevie Wonder, Jay Z, Notorious BIG, we are the mix between Gangstarr, Public Enemy. New Wave of Rappers Drake, Kendrick, J Cole Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Casanova2x, Migos. We vibe with it all from trap to boom bap.

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

4 Wheel City: it’s a pure hip hop sound mix with a message most of the time. It’s edgy and versatile, goes against the grain. Our talent as an artist and producer group allows us the ability to make songs about anything and have an impact. It’s just real.

  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?

4 Wheel City:  When we first started our songs were more gangsta rap sounding but over the years became more conscious and timeless. Went from making songs about selling drugs, shooting and robbing people to songs about stores not being wheelchair accessible and telling kids to stay in school. To be honest we feel like we are one of the impactful rap groups to ever do it. Our reach is vast. The work speaks for itself.

  1. What’s your view on the role and function of music as political, cultural, spiritual, and/or social vehicles – and do you try and affront these themes in your work, or are you purely interested in music as an expression of technical artistry, personal narrative and entertainment?

4 Wheel City: We are a versatile group. And consider ourselves the voice of the people. So we actually have albums that touch on each subject. A album actually titled “Spiritual”  https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/4wheelcity/dUNc, a political themed album “God Bless America” https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/4wheelcity/1jo, and our newest one “Quarantine Music” https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/4wheelcity/quarantine-music-vol-1 which touches on social commentary since the coronavirus pandemic & quarantine began for all of us.

Our music speaks to our experiences as well. We introduced a new narrative to the rap game and breaking barriers doing so. We may not be the most famous or richest rap groups out there but we are definitely one of the most impactful, accomplished and fierce.

  1. Do you ever write a song with current musical trends, formulas or listener satisfaction in mind, or do you simply focus on your own personal vision and message, hoping it sticks with the audience?

4 Wheel City: We do a lot of both but the majority of the projects we released as 4 Wheel City are vision based with hopes it sticks with the audience. Sometimes the sound of the song is trendy but the vision & message is personal or speaking truth to power in some way. There are also times the two can co-exist like on a project like Quarantine Music Vol. 1. https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/4wheelcity/quarantine-music-vol-1

  1. Could you describe your creative processes? How do start, and go about shaping ideas into a completed song? Do you usually start with a beat, or a narrative in your head?

4 Wheel City:  Usually it starts very organic and fun Rick Fire plays a beat and Tap Waterz catches a vibe or an idea. Sometimes Rick produces a beat and adds a hook or chorus to it, maybe even a verse, and then Tap just adds a verse. There are times we are commissioned to make songs like Mainstream, Pressure, and Disabled Lives Matter. Ultimately our most successful projects have come from songs that have narratives like “The Movement” advocating for more wheelchair accessibility. Or our latest project Quarantine Music talking about things happening in the world today.

  1. How do you get received within the industry, and by your contemporaries on your first meeting? Do you feel they overly patronize you, or maybe even disregard you, due to your physical condition?

4 Wheel City: It goes both ways. Sometimes there is a patronizing nice factor coming from them due to our conditions and it’s cool, but then on the flipside from an artistic level we get slept on a lot and people are skeptical of us. We often have to prove ourselves by putting on a dope show or just making really good music to get respect or the next opportunity. It’s a challenge every time but we are up for it!

  1. What are the major changes you’ve seen in hip-hop culture since you first got started as 4 Wheel City?

4 Wheel City:  The biggest change has been technology. On all levels. From ways we record to the ways music is distributed. Videos as well. Also the sound of hip hop has changed along with the style and image of hip hop. Social media has become a big player in the game too.

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

4 Wheel City: Speaking & performing in the White House, and United Nations while Barack Obama was president. Having our story featured in a docuseries called “Dear” about Stevie Wonder premiering on Apple TV on June 5th. Also working with Snoop Dogg on a song to inspire kids to stay in school.

  1. With social media having a heavy impact on our lives and the music business in general, how do you handle criticism, haters and/or naysayers in general? Is it something you pay attention to, or simply ignore?

4 Wheel City: We don’t pay them much of any mind. Criticism is something we’ve dealt with from the beginning rapping about topics most hip hop heads probably couldn’t relate to like bringing awareness to people with Disabilities with our song The Movement. We like to keep bringing up that song as an example cause it got us started as a movement and Ironically one of our most successful songs still tho till this day.

  1. Which aspects of the current modern music scene excites you most, and which aspects discourage you most?

4 Wheel City:  The thing that excites us the most is technology and the way music is being recorded and distributed. It gives artists like us who are independent and also have a disability or any difference the chance to have their voice & music heard. It’s the reason the Quarantine Music album was able to be recorded and released during a quarantine.

Something that discourages us and has for a long time is the violence and the way we are losing artists in hip hop to gun violence from the Tupacs & Biggies to the Nipsey Hussles & Pop Smokes. Even some of the recent ones who died in overdoses like Mac Miller and Juice World. It’s almost seems like it’s a hazard to be a rapper these days.

  1. If you had a choice to go on tour with any acclaimed international artist in the near future, who would you choose, and why?

4 Wheel City:  Would definitely have to be an artist with a really loyal fan base and dope stage show all around far as presentation like Travis Scott or Kanye West. They both have some real amazing stage designs and ideas we would tap into to make our performance better. Would love to also perform with a legendary group like Public Enemy and legend like Stevie Wonder.

  1. Could you tell us something about your latest project “Quarantine Music Raw & Uncut”? Does it have a particular back story and message you’re trying to push?

4 Wheel City: “Quarantine Music” is us doing what we do best. Combining our beats and rhymes and making songs that reflect circumstances we see affecting us, the people and community around us. In this case it’s the world. Most of the songs on it relate to things that have transpired since the Quarantine began. All the songs have a hip hop sound despite the content. “My timeline” and “Crazy World” touch on the craziness and seriousness of the pandemic which caused the quarantine and so many lives being lost. The Cardi B Challenge song and DJ Dnice song have party vibes. “It Was All A Dream ” and “My S.I.S.T.E.R” hit home with family and we can all relate to it. We even have a song on it with Fred Da Godson who died from covid19. https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/4wheelcity/quarantine-music-vol-1

  1. What were the major difficulties in completing this recording? And what has the response been since its release earlier in May?

4 Wheel City: The blessing of technology and us working in our home studios for several years made the recording of the project a natural process for us. Only difference is us not actually getting in the studio together at least once or twice to vibe creatively like we normally do and seeing what we came up with organically in the moment. Fred Da Godson passing from the virus in the midst of all this was a setback as well. But thanks to his wife for giving us her blessing getting everything we needed cleared so his verse could be on the album. He is featured on “We ain’t Playin” song.

The response has been really good. People are really “loving” it and appreciating hearing music that is talking about things happening in real time while they have been in quarantine and the world has been turned upside down. We have received a lot of compliments on our talent level. Music has a way of empowering people and making things seems more relatable. That’s what the Quarantine Music project has been doing for the people thus far.

  1. Creative work in studio environment, or interaction with a live audience? Which of these two options excite you most, and why?

4 Wheel City:  There are not too many things more exciting musically than performing a song we created together in front of a live audience. Especially if they are into it and singing along and stuff like that. It’s amazing to see an idea or moment in the studio making a song turn into a movement right before our eyes whenever we perform in front of a live audience.

  1. What’s your favorite motto, phrase or piece of advice, you try to live or inspire yourself by?

4 Wheel City:  the 4 principles of 4 Wheel City is to “Inspire, Educate, Advocate, and Entertain. But 2 of our biggest mottos is to “Never give up”, and “Don’t wait for the moment, live in it”.

  1. 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?

4 Wheel City:  Videos are very essential in relationship to our music. It adds to the message. Most of our songs are visual. Many of the issues we make music about are visual occurrences at first we most likely seen with our own eyes & circumstances people are dealing with that you usually see visually. The music then becomes the soundtrack to the actual message and visual/video. We already released several for Quarantine Music . Check out the latest one “Thank You ” dedication to all the healthcare and essential workers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0yjKNiIpRk

  1. What do you find most rewarding about what you do with your music? And do you have a specific vision or goal set in your mind that you would like to achieve after Covid-19 has moved on?

4 Wheel City: The most rewarding thing about what we do is that it’s organic and we get to use our talents to uplift and be the voice of the people. The fact that we get to be ourselves and still have the reach we do to the youth as well as older people, every demographic you can name. One goal we hope will happen after the covid-19 has moved on is that the work we put in making the Quarantine Music album will look like a timepiece or artifact to reflect on this craziness for generations to come. We focus on making Timeless Music.

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“Emotions” is a personal and expressive song which portrays the inner side of Tara Flanagan http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/emotions-is-a-personal-and-expressive-song-which-portrays-the-inner-side-of-tara-flanagan http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/emotions-is-a-personal-and-expressive-song-which-portrays-the-inner-side-of-tara-flanagan#respond Sat, 30 May 2020 00:35:02 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40092 Tara Flanagan, allows listeners into her colorful and complicated mind on her latest single, set to release on Friday 29th May 2020.  “Emotions” is an incredible sonic journey that touches on nearly every emotion possible in just a fraction under 4 minutes. Throughout the song, Tara shows off the deepest and most intense parts of her mind, through a haunting melody and incredibly poignant lyrics.

“I wrote ‘emotions’ about feeling overly sensitive to my own emotions,” says Tara. “The song is about thinking you have finally moved on – making new experiences and happy memories then out of the blue you hear from someone you least expect. It just takes one small thing to trigger memories and all kinds of emotions flood in, whether you like it or not.”

The power of Tara Flanagan’s emotions are present in every single bar. She is more sonically interesting than she’s ever been before. “Emotions” is a refreshingly intimate portrait of a young woman navigating her future while having to take stock of her past. It also reminds us that Tara is a musical force to be reckoned with. Beyond her ability to create a fascinating narrative, Tara knows how to design a downright engaging track.

“Emotions” fully shows off Tara Flanagan’s dexterity in crafting an entertaining sequence of nuances. Each seamlessly flows into the next, anchoring the song by developing a compelling core melody and embellishing vocal flourishes.

The result is an authentic, touching song in which she bares her vulnerabilities, but also alludes to her strengths. It’s the perfect soundtrack from someone and for someone who is reliving her past while trying to figure it all out.

I fell in love with her and her music since the song “Let Your Guard Down”, was released in 2018. Tara Flanagan is not a common pop artist; she has always been creative and inspiring on her musical journey – her narratives and storytelling are always authentic and confessional. Her songs are not just polished, pulsing ear-worms, but affecting works.

To conclude, “Emotions” is a personal and expressive song which portrays the inner side of Tara Flanagan. If you are experiencing bouts of sentimental nostalgia and seeking to understand your feelings, I guarantee you will connect with this song. A work such as “Emotions” which seamlessly captures the rawness and honesty of human emotion can only be cherished and remembered favorably.

MORE ABOUT: Tara Flanagan is an up and coming artist of Irish – Filipino descent, hailing from the sunny shores of Poole, now living in the heart of London.  Some of Tara’s milestones include performing at the BBC Introducing Live Lounge, performing as a closing guest act at London Fashion Week, and being a support act for several established acts such as American Soul, R&B group, Shalamar, pop singer Rebecca Ferguson, Shola Ama, 90’s band FIVE, East 17 and Kovic on their UK Tours. Extremely proud of her roots, Tara has annually performed at the London Barrio Fiesta – the biggest Filipino Festival in Europe, performing to approximately 20,000 people. The event was also televised by the Filipino TV station ABS-CBN.

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Currency – “Nostalgic Rhythm” – A stunningly polished project! http://jamsphere.com/news/currency-nostalgic-rhythm-a-stunningly-polished-project http://jamsphere.com/news/currency-nostalgic-rhythm-a-stunningly-polished-project#respond Fri, 29 May 2020 20:49:59 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40214 Currency is a multi-genre musician, singer and songwriter from West Africa (NIGERIA). He is currently pushing his single “Nostalgic Rhythm”. He arrives with such an immaculately constructed sound and aesthetic that it swiftly indicates him as a highly creative artist. Currency is launching the next era with his most fully realized single yet. Sonically, the hallmarks are ultra-cinematic keyboards, pulsating bass, a hard but smooth beat which is highly danceable, jazzy electric guitar flourishes and caverns of echo, all of which contrast with his rich, resonant voice. The sound is distinctively Currency, but an unusual progression — it’s somehow smooth and edgy at the same time.

Currency’s music has always been about dynamic atmospheres – just listen to the dramatic sonics on “Sinking” and “Hold On” – but here the beauty, the emotion and the rhythm, are all more smoothly integrated than ever. “Nostalgic Rhythm” shows one of the most interesting West African artists testing the balance between innovation, accessibility and commerciality as much as anyone today.

Thirty seconds into the song and it’s clear that this is the most eloquently impacting we’ve ever heard Currency. A stunningly polished project, “Nostalgic Rhythm” emphasizes Currency’s propensity for letting his voice saunter beautifully along the smoldering rhythm, as opposed to straining it to convey emotion.

Although the melody on the project contains powerful new-age R&B nuances, “Nostalgic Rhythm” also has funky pop elements drenched in pulsating electro crescendos and striking residual sentimentality in the vocals.

As Currency evolves from track to track, his music continues to grow with him, and he knows exactly how to leave fans hooked on his sound. And “Nostalgic Rhythm” is proof that he’s not done with us yet; in fact, he’s just getting started.

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French Artist Don Gaucho releases his latest single “Déterminé” http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/french-artist-don-gaucho-releases-his-latest-single-determine http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/french-artist-don-gaucho-releases-his-latest-single-determine#respond Fri, 29 May 2020 17:09:44 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40209 Don Gaucho is a musician and a part of the new French indie wave. Writing has always occupied a special place in his daily life, whether as a critic of society or in a more personal way, pushing him to a permanent introspection.

He gained popularity for his collaboration with well-known artists such as Les Wailers, Ziggi Marley, U-Roy, DubInc, Raggasonic or Big Youth. Recently, Don Gaucho released his new single “Déterminé” to all digital music outlets. The visual is already released on Youtube. Don Gaucho’s production and smooth delivery allow us to feel this summer love vibe energy. This is an ode to all the people across the world who wants to be loved and feel free.

Be sure to add the track to your best playlist, “Déterminé” has the potential to be one of the next French love anthems!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/70q4fetw2yOSF8Cnn9118a?si=TkyuPhAeQeWN9GA-Cjw-zg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkGHmVTQWgA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dongaucho31/?hl=fr

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Generating over 55 million views from his credits alone, BlackMayo ​is a name to know! http://jamsphere.com/news/generating-over-55-million-views-from-his-credits-alone-blackmayo-%e2%80%8bis-a-name-to-know http://jamsphere.com/news/generating-over-55-million-views-from-his-credits-alone-blackmayo-%e2%80%8bis-a-name-to-know#respond Fri, 29 May 2020 02:54:59 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40202 Generating over 55 million views from his credits alone Bloomington, Indiana’s, BlackMayo ​is a name to know.​ BlackMayo, is a platinum hip-hop Producer and Artist best known for his hit producing Lil Mosey’s single “Pull Up”, which has reached over 30 million views on YouTube since its release.

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He initially began to make a name for himself by posting and later selling type beats on YouTube, and has since gained popularity through producing songs such as the single “Valentino” by 24kGoldn that has amassed 22 million views on YouTube. Other artists he’s worked with includes house hold names such as XanMan, Flipp Dinero, and Lil Tjay.

BlackMayo’s talents aren’t limited to producing hit songs for other artists. He has released his own album and several singles, including his viral track, “Jus Know” which has millions of streams on various platforms. “Jus Kno” is currently going viral on TikTok, and has received attention from the likes of The Shade Room, P. Diddy, Saweetie, Ming Lee, DreamDoll and more.

BlackMayo doesn’t just standout as an artist because of his ability to both produce and write music, but because of his unique sound and style, usually showcasing melodic singing over a trap beat. We can expect BlackMayo to continue to gain popularity over the next years through his own music he is working on releasing, as well as producing for other rising stars.

Connect with BlackMayo and his Music:

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/blackmayo/?hl=en
YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3-Mczik_h9rHqc0k4-0jmA
VIRAL TikTok- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jus+know+tik+tok+

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INTERVIEW with Rap/Hip Hop recording artist Aundre Myles http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-with-rap-hip-hop-recording-artist-aundre-myles http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-with-rap-hip-hop-recording-artist-aundre-myles#respond Thu, 28 May 2020 19:13:55 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40196 Emerging from the Sioux Falls music scene in South Dakota, Rap/Hip Hop recording artist Aundre Myles began hitting the ground running in the music realm in 2016 and since then has manifested into a versatile and multifaceted artist with his own signature sound and stylization, and has no intention of slowing down his momentum anytime soon. Known for his charismatic rhyming techniques and dynamic vocal structures, Aundre’s authentic style touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; giving his audience a taste of something fresh, as well as identifiable. Deeming the genre “mood music”, he also blends in an ambience of R&B into his songs and fuses it together with vibes and atmospheric overtones, encompassing a sound that brings his versatility to the forefront. His music is also reminiscent of many personal artist influences including J. Cole, Alicia Keys, Mac Miller, among many others. Since gracing the stage, he has had the opportunity to perform at a vast array of prominent clubs and venues, opening up for artists including industry heavyweights like Kid Ink, 2 Chainz, and Wax.

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

Aundre Myles: Officially 4 years since I started taking it serious. I got started because I wanted to make music that people vibe with and relate to.

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

Aundre Myles: Alicia Keys first, she’s the one that got me into R&B later bridging the gap to hip-hop and rap, her music helped me in a way that made me want to do the same for others. Mac Miller, J. Cole, & Nipsey Hussle have always been about the grind that makes me want to keep making music. Finally, Sade for making music that I can truly feel the vibe of.

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to or inspired by?

Aundre Myles:  A little bit of everything. I’m still always inspired by the artist I listed above. But Boogie, Ariana Grande, Alessia Cara, & Mozzy have really helped push my creativity lately.

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

Aundre Myles: That even though everyone goes through hard times, or even good times, differently. You never have to be alone when you have music. Chances are someone’s made a song about what you’re feeling.

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

Aundre Myles:  Hopefully my vibe. I’ve been trying to grow and craft myself from the ground up. I’m always growing so I never know if I’ll fully get to where I’m content.

  1. Grammy or Platinum sales, if you had the choice to decide on only one of the two, which would you choose and why?

Aundre Myles:  Platinum sales. I truly feel that’s where your fans support really shows. I’d still rock a Grammy though.

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

Aundre Myles: Both, there’s no one way to create music.

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

Aundre Myles:  I’m in the multi-million view club with my music, have gone viral a few times now, and last summer I headlined my first festival.

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

Aundre Myles:  Honestly, being lazy. It’s so easy to sit down and browse Facebook or play a video game knowing you should be working on the things you need to be.

  1. What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your songs?

Aundre Myles:  I’m a really big fan of Lo-Fi beats. So a good beat and a catchy hook are 2 things I like to stand behind. I say it a lot, but I’m all about the vibe.

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

Aundre Myles: I just started producing a few months ago and have made a few beats. I’ve written all my music so far.

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

Aundre Myles: I’m signed to an independent label. Blvck Hoodie. There’s about ten of us on the label, but it’s such a different range of artist abilities. It’s seeing what someone can do with their craft that I really enjoy tbh.

  1. If you had the chance to work with any internationally recognized and successful producer or artist, who would that choice fall on right now?

Aundre Myles: Ariana Grande. That might sound cliché since she’s one of the world’s biggest pop vocalists, but I think her music is more than pop. I would love to make a Hip-Hop/R&B style track with her. Like those Ja Rule and Ashanti vibes from back in the day.

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

Aundre Myles:  More money per stream maybe? More of a straight forward process for setting up tours.

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

Aundre Myles: Lo-Fi raps and chill?

  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?

Aundre Myles: Absolutely. I’m a huge tech head. When I first started I had initially myself Audio Engineering, Photography, Graphic Design, & Videography all so I would never have to outsource what I could do myself. Simply because I know how I like things. However, I do like having outside input more now as it helps with managing the workload. Plus it all falls back on seeing what other people’s vision of you is.

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

Aundre Myles:  My latest release isn’t coming until this fall of 2020. It’s an EP called Goodbye Love. However I just released my plans for the Summer. I’m releasing 2 songs a week from June 1st to the first day of Autumn.

  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 and are you busy working on something new for them?

Aundre Myles: Videos always add a visually stimulating side or story to music. It’s an art form at the end of the day. My most recent video is called Perfect Ft. DaRoundHero I’m a fan of the storyline we came up with for that one. This summer I have a bunch of ideas I want to see come to life video wise.

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

Aundre Myles:   Studio environment so far. I do love performing, but I am an introvert so I’m still learning how to improve my performances.

  1. What is the next milestone on the upcoming agenda for Aundre Myles in 2020?

Aundre Myles: Success. I want to succeed in making music a career and the goals I set for myself. Also I wouldn’t mind going on my first tour lol.

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INTERVIEW: Minneapolis based Christian emcee F’RAEL http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-minneapolis-based-christian-emcee-frael http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-minneapolis-based-christian-emcee-frael#respond Thu, 28 May 2020 16:40:42 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40190 F’RAEL is a Minneapolis based Christian emcee, youth pastor, husband and father. F’RAEL aims to create quality sound that will minister to the hearts & minds of young people to draw them closer to their creator. He also aims to promote a musical atmosphere of love, healing, deliverance and relationship in Jesus. F’RAEL brings a Gospel message to the world in Hip-Hop form. His music has been featured on multiple sites and magazines including; USAToday.com, Rapzilla.com, ’Rep Da King Magazine’ and reviewed by iamentertainment.com, Afrockin, and more. F’RAEL was also invited to minister at the largest Christian festivals in the Midwest – Sunshine Music Festival in 2016. His new single ‘Summer Time’ is currently being play listed on radio, and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Beats Music and Google Play.

  1. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and when you first truly discovered your faith?

F’RAEL: I was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota. I’m the oldest of three maternal siblings, my mother raised us in the church. While working multiple jobs to make ends meet; my mother was very strict about our upbringing and only allowed us to listen to gospel music. She was a very devout believer. As a single parent she turned to God’s word for guidance on our upbringing and trusted the Lord to supply our needs. My childhood consisted of being in the church and only knowing the culture of believers. I was very sheltered, this did make me curious to know what the world was like outside of the church. Although I grew up in the church, I didn’t have the authentic relationship with Jesus like I do now as an adult. My mother’s faith was the first example for me of what it was to have a relationship with God.

I wouldn’t say that I “discovered faith” or had some huge epiphany. Shortly after my son was born I made a decision that I was going to try and be the best father I could be for him, and if I was going to do that, I needed to be a man of integrity, power, determination, love and faith. After leaving my mother’s house I strayed away from the church to try and discover what the world had to offer. It’s music (worship), its fornication (sex), its substances (marijuana & alcohol), it’s “love” (broken relationships), and I found myself quickly trying to fill an eternal void with temporal pleasures that could never quench my thirst. I knew deep down that only a relationship with my creator would fill that void. I knew the one who made me knows exactly what I need to be the person he created me to be.

  1. Tell us about the name F’RAEL and how you got started in music?

F’RAEL: As a teenager I had a love of poetry. Writing poems was very therapeutic for me. I didn’t discover my gift for music until after I dedicated my life to God. After two years of going to church regularly and building my faith; I started writing poems again, this time the poetry was different. It was no longer writing about myself, I was writing about my delight of God’s word and the fulfillment of being in God’s will. I wrote a particular poem and started to read it out loud, the Holy Spirit told me that this was a rap. I immediately called my cousin (TRYBISHOP) who I knew was a producer, he laughed when I told him I wrote a rap. He told me to come to the studio the next day with my “rap” and he played a track, I recited my poem to his track and I got a feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment so deep, I knew exactly what would come next. We recorded the song the same day. That very day I became a gospel rapper named M.O.G (Man of God).

After releasing my first album “Build Me” under the name M.O.G I noticed in the Christian Hip-Hop Community that the name M.O.G was actually taken by 10 other people. I prayed about a name change but didn’t do it until I knew it was something that God wanted me to do.

One evening I went to sleep and had a very vivid dream. In my dream I was back in a green room waiting to perform on stage at a very big music festival. While waiting the stage manager came back to my room and asked if I was “for real?” I quickly answered yes I am. I walked out of the green room and noticed many black T-shirts with white letters that all had the name “F’RAEL” on them. I woke up and immediately wrote the name down just the way I saw it in my dream. From that point on I went from M.O.G to F’RAEL, although my name changed I still have the same mission. F’RAEL was given to me in my dreams by God, it was God’s way of saying I will make your dreams come true.

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

F’RAEL: My first strong musical influences as kid were gospel groups like Commissioned, The Winans, The Clark Sisters, Bebe & Cece Winans & Kirk Franklin.

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

F’RAEL: One thing I feel that sets me apart from other #CHH artists, is that I don’t have two songs that sound alike. I want the listener to feel like they have been invited into the most intimate parts of my life. I want the Spirit of God that resides in me to translate from the microphone to the speakers and live in the hearts and minds of my listeners. My goal is to always be deliberate about bringing my listeners to an intimacy with God through music. What I know to be true is that all music is worship, my music is worship to my creator and I invite my listeners to worship with me.

  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?

F’RAEL: Early on I gave my ear to other Christian Hip-hop artists like Da T.R.U.T.H., Lecrae, Flame, Tedashii, Ambassador, Thi’sl & PRO (aka Derrick Minor). Many of these artists helped me develop a style for what it sounds like to flow the good news over a hip-hop beat. Although I listened to them heavily, I feel my own writing style and technique remains unique. I always think of myself as a poet who flows over tracks rather than a rapper. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a rapper. My first love for poetry remains.

  1. What’s your view on the role and function of music as political, cultural, spiritual, and/or social vehicles – and do you try and affront these themes in your work, or are you purely interested in music as an expression of technical artistry, personal narrative and entertainment?

F’RAEL: Many of those close to me know how strongly I view the influence of music on one’s life. I believe music is the soundtrack of life and whatever we listen to becomes our world. The bible teaches these truths in Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the good news about Christ”. What we give our ears to, will influence us the most. Music is the only element on earth that can activate both sides of your brain simultaneously. Music shapes culture, the way we dress, the decisions we make, our philosophy in culture, how we pick our friends, our goals, brings back memories, helps us get through difficult times, and much more. Music, simply put; is an outward expression of what resonates deep within our souls, music is worship. Music encompasses all aspects of life, its expression, entertainment, and solace for us all. I keep this in my view with each song that I write, my hope is that my music will be consumed to give life, hope, love, entertainment and solace to those who need it most.

  1. Do you ever write a song with current musical trends, formulas or listener satisfaction in mind, or do you simply focus on your own personal vision and message, hoping it sticks with the audience?

F’RAEL: Anytime I write music I have the listener in mind, however my writings are always intentional and inspired by the Holy Spirit. I have never written a song to peak interest or gain buzz with the listener. My music has always been and will be an outward expression of the things I experience in my faith. I hope it resonates past the satisfaction of the listeners and takes hold in their hearts and draws them closer to God.

  1. Could you describe your creative processes? How do start, and go about shaping ideas into a completed song? Do you usually start with a beat, or a narrative in your head?

F’RAEL:  My process varies, I don’t have it down to one formula. Sometimes I’ll get inspired by a phrase or a sound from a beat and go from there. Sometimes I’m asleep and hear words that I need to wake up and write down. Sometimes I’m driving in the car alone and come up with phrases that could be a part of a song. I look for God to inspire me with music in every aspect of my life to share with the world.

  1. Do you put your personal struggles in your music? Can you tell us about a time where you have overcome an obstacle and share it in a song?

F’RAEL: Yes, a lot of what my songs encompass are from issues I’ve faced in life. I think writing a song about a situation can bring clarity, release and healing. At a certain point in my life I was volunteering for a ministry in the inner city. The head pastor started out with great intentions to build his community and help those who were in poverty. Roughly 5 years went by and I started to notice everything change in the ministry when the Pastor placed himself under another Bishop. My ex-Pastor became very manipulative and condescending towards his members. He started changing his tactics to collect as much money as he possibly could from the congregation.  He became very driven by monetary gain. To the point that he would embarrass his members in public during services if they didn’t give what they pledged for his anniversary. Shortly after I made the decision to leave the ministry. Many horrible things followed when I left the ministry, my name was dragged through the mud and many of my “brothers” were no longer brotherly. Many of them wanted to physically harm me and made threats to do so. This experience inspired a song on my first album called “Devil’s Dollar”. It describes the love of money becoming the root of all evil and how it can tarnish the hearts of men.

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

F’RAEL:  My outlook on the entire journey is significant to me, there hasn’t been one point or another that has been greater than the others. My outlook on success is that it never stops succeeding. However without the journey there is no success to measure. The points I consider the most significant over this journey are the ones where listeners message me and tell me how much a song meant to them or helped them see things differently. Or the door opened to have a conversation about their faith that lead them to Jesus. No number of plays, follows, awards, accolades will ever measure to a life being changed.

  1. How do you prioritize your time between being an emcee, youth pastor, husband and father?

F’RAEL: The beauty in all of these roles I fill in my life is that they are not in competition with one another, they all flow organically. I’m constantly listening and seeking where God wants me to be when he wants me to be there. I’m naturally a minister to my wife and family, my ministry with youth is an extension of my ministry at home and my worship flows out from all of these things. It’s a flow of life that balances itself and one feeds from another. There is no huge degree of separation between them all because my goal in life is to be exactly who God called me to be. These roles encompass and validate the call on my life.

  1. With social media having a heavy impact on our lives and the music business in general, how do you handle criticism, haters and/or naysayers in general? Is it something you pay attention to, or simply ignore?

F’RAEL: Whenever we are doing things that are deemed great we will run into naysayers, doubters, haters however we characterize it. This is a huge compliment to me, this kind of energy only confirms that I’m on the track I’m supposed to be on. Critics will always be around as long as creators keep creating. “I don’t feel no way” about that at all.

  1. Which aspects of the current modern music scene excites you most, and which aspects discourage you most?

F’RAEL:  I’m always excited to see new Christian hip-hop (CHH) artist hit the scene. Typically this is the newer generation of young men and women that have been impacted by the older generation to carry the torch and bring new sounds, new ideas, fresh perspective and new life to CHH. The things that discourage any artist is lack of support from peers or family. It can be hard to feel you’re in it alone at times. We need to remember why we started and know that if we are serious about what we do and it’s important to us then it could eventually catch on.

  1. If you had a choice to go on tour with any acclaimed international artist in the near future, who would you choose, and why?

F’RAEL:  My first choice for a tour would be with my favorite CHH artist of all time, Da T.R.U.T.H. I feel he’s got lots of wisdom when it comes to the industry, ministry, family, grief, artistry etc. I would benefit from learning how to avoid certain pitfalls that he may have had to endure. On top of that he’s a living legend in the CHH world.

  1. Could you tell us something about your latest project “Summer Time”? Does it have a back story, and who else worked on the track with you?

F’RAEL:  I collaborated with Mighty the Gospel Hip-Hopper on this track. Mighty and I have been a part of the Christian Hip Hop community in Minneapolis for some time. We’ve known each other and have many mutual friends. After conversing about how long Minnesota winters seem we both discussed that sometimes we have to create our own sunshine in life no matter the weather outside.  Summer Time is a summer anthem that celebrates the freedoms we have in belonging to Jesus. No matter how things may look in our lives our hope is in Christ. Our lives like the weather can be unpredictable at times and the long winter nights may be cold but those who are in Christ can experience summer time at all times.

  1. What has been the response so far, from critics and fans, to “Summer Time?

F’RAEL: Summer Time has been received well by listeners, social media & radio. My favorite CHH artist Da T.R.U.T.H. decided to show us some love on Instagram and comment a slew of wave emoji’s on our latest “Summer Time” post. The press release was featured on multiple online platforms all over the world including USA Today. We are overjoyed with the response and the number of streams we are receiving for “Summer Time”. We’re really glad that “Summer Time” is bringing joy and sunshine to all who listen.

  1. Creative work in studio environment, or interaction with a live audience? Which of these two options excite you most?

F’RAEL:  I gain the most excitement when I’m creating. I love the creative process, seeing things develop from an idea to a song. I also enjoy interacting with my F”RAEL FAM and getting a sense of who the music is impacting them as well. I like a good healthy balance of both.

  1. What’s your favorite motto, phrase or piece of advice, you try to live or inspire yourself by?

F’RAEL: One of my first albums was titled “Build Me” the phrase that stays in my heart and my mind as words to live by are: “Build me until I’m strong, Use me until I’m gone, and I will give you all of me until you bring me home”. This is my credo.

  1. 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?

F’RAEL:   Visuals are always important when it comes to telling the story of your music. Sometimes music videos are needed to really drive the point of the music home. I would suggest listeners take a view at our “Summer Time” lyric video to get a better feel of our song. I would also suggest they subscribe to my YouTube channel to view all my music videos and stay up on new visuals as new music will be coming soon.

  1. What do you find most rewarding about what you do with music? And do you have a specific vision or goal set in your mind that you would like to achieve in the near future?

F’RAEL: My greatest reward from doing music is that I can express myself through my faith, and write my heart on the pages that eventually get recorded and disbursed for all to hear. It’s a blessing to be able to speak into the lives of others with love, positivity, motivation and clarity. My vision for F’RAEL music is to impact the world with fresh new sounds that would help draw others to their creator to fill the voids in their hearts that the world can’t fill. My goal in life and music is to strive to be the best version of myself that I can be, and pray that it’s pleasing to God, and that it impacts people to be their best selves.

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Lorenzo Bazzoni – “The Thrill” – The thrill of an undulating roller-coaster ride! http://jamsphere.com/videos/lorenzo-bazzoni-the-thrill-the-thrill-of-an-undulating-roller-coaster-ride http://jamsphere.com/videos/lorenzo-bazzoni-the-thrill-the-thrill-of-an-undulating-roller-coaster-ride#respond Thu, 28 May 2020 11:05:14 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40187 I would imagine that by now most of you would be familiar with Italian prog-rock, cinematic and symphonic-styled composer, Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni, as he has appeared on our blogs on previous occasions. Last month, Lorenzo released another musical piece, entitled “The Thrill”, which is described as a composition meant to remind us of the thrilling moments in our lives. As you can expect, the progressive feel is prominent throughout the record, contrasted by the rich orchestrated parts and dynamic choral interludes. The sounds are as atmospheric and mesmerizing as ever, whilst also being addictively catchy, plus the melodies actively awe-inspiring.

“The Thrill” gets off to a high-octane start, as speedy strings and banging percussion drive the music forward. Whilst there are moments of ambience, it doesn’t let up, keeping the high energy going, giving a sense of urgency to the track. The pounding rhythm is filled with breakdowns and buildups, to resemble the thrill of an undulating roller-coaster ride. The track alternates between minimalist sections, and many added orchestral elements and layers, making it feel very dynamic. Sweeping strings and excellent percussion complement each other extremely well here.

“The Thrill” has a subtle intertwining melody to it that is highly catchy, frequently skewing in tone to create different moods. This makes the song all the more satisfying, especially as all the different elements come together, bursting into a cavalcade of orchestrated goodness. The different aspects of the music constantly switch in prominence, and it feels as if there’s a lot going on. Its rhythm is extremely energetic and uplifting. I’d say it’s among the most lively song arrangements on the Lorenzo Bazzoni playlist, at times feeling euphoric.

Lorenzo Bazzoni has created a sound on “The Thrill” that creates a constant rising intensity, but rather than estrange it excites, drawing you deeper and deeper into its world. This is a powerful piece of music that magnifies all of the compelling parts of Lorenzo’s repertoire through a magnified lens. Not only does it underscore the true potential of this hybrid genre, but it also shows just how talented the Italian behind this project actually is at arrangement and mood creation. “The Thrill” is every bit as relentless, unstoppable and unshakable as anything released in the genre over the past year.

Lorenzo Armando Aldo Bazzoni, who started composing in 2015 is totally self-taught, and just uses his ear in the absence of music theory. His preferred bands are Dream Theater and Symphony X.

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Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine May 2020 http://jamsphere.com/printed-magazine-issues/jamsphere-indie-music-magazine-may-2020 http://jamsphere.com/printed-magazine-issues/jamsphere-indie-music-magazine-may-2020#respond Thu, 28 May 2020 00:16:42 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40183 Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine May 2020 – FEATURED THIS MONTH:  Thamatic, SC, Danlil, Malcolm A, Makalo, Diffusive, Kindle Flame, Tony Marino, Luna, Loj Luciano, Blac Lou Caine & Dru Yates, Jeff Skigh, 12Gage –

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 2020

By Rick Jamm in JAMSPHERE Indie Music Magazine

32 pages, published 5/28/2020

Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine May 2020 – FEATURED THIS MONTH: Thamatic, SC, Danlil, Malcolm A, Makalo, Diffusive, Kindle Flame, Tony Marino, Luna, Loj Luciano, Blac Lou Caine & Dru Yates, Jeff Skigh, 12Gage – 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…
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SSTC Release New Music Featuring 3x Grammy nominated Kief Brown http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/sstc-release-new-music-featuring-3x-grammy-nominated-kief-brown http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/sstc-release-new-music-featuring-3x-grammy-nominated-kief-brown#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 18:19:39 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40177 Fans of SSTC will be happy to learn new music has been released on May 19th , with the first single “Go For What You Know” featuring 3x Grammy nominated Kief Brown. Known as the “Original Trendsetters” for Southern Music, the band, led by Marlon Dwayne, announce a full length LP entitled “Feel Me” and world tour entitled “Thanks for the Memories”.

In 1989-90’, SSTC exploded on the New Orleans music scene, following the original Kings of the South Gregory D and Mannie Fresh. With their debut release “Universal Scream”, SSTC was voted Who’s Who of New Orleans, led several highly successful tours, performed at the annual BRE and Jive conventions, worked with the likes of Quincy Jones, Vanilla Ice and The Teen-Age Mutant Ninja Turtles, among many others.

In September 2015, after a 15 year hiatus, SSTC released a 25 year celebratory tribute to their first dance hit “I Can Make You Dance”. The band exploded back on the scene, topping the VTYO UK and European charts for an astonishing 17 consecutive weeks, while earning the title “Artist of the Week” in Wales and praise from Radio DJ’s in Australia, Canada and Russia. The band also made international headlines.

Feel Me is the soundtrack of the soon to be released autobiography “Through the eyes of a Fighter”. “The LP and book will chronicle what 30 years have looked and been like”, says lead vocalist Marlon Dwayne. The LP is a mix of club dance music and sultry ballads. One ballad in particular, entitled “Blue”, is especially special to SSTC, as it was the last song recorded with the iconic Harold Cowart before his passing in 2010. Blue will be the second single, following the release of “Go For What You Know”.

For additional information, performance or interview request, please contact Joe Saunders at 818.540.5394 or Pat McAlister at 678.558.7478. To learn more about SSTC visit www.sstcband.com or follow them at IG @SSTC_edm or Twitter @sstc_edm.

Website: www.sstcband.com, IG: https://www.instagram.com/sstc_edm/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sstc_mc?lang=en iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/sstc/1513241471

 

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Mrjg1yruthmusic is focused and his narrative is sharp on “Pick It Up” http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/mrjg1yruthmusic-is-focused-and-his-narrative-is-sharp-on-pick-it-up http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/mrjg1yruthmusic-is-focused-and-his-narrative-is-sharp-on-pick-it-up#respond Wed, 27 May 2020 10:39:17 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40172 Mrjg1yruthmusic, who has his own production house called Yruthmusic Productions, has come up with riveting rap and hip hop tracks with brilliant artistry and usual flair. Chazo drills his inescapable artistry in Hip Hop by capturing the essence of the genre to the fullest. The Moreno Valley rapper Lil Thirsty steals your breath away with his captivating artistry.

Mrjg1yruthmusic, who is based out of Atlanta, GA is also known by the name James Gaines. He is a phoneme alchemist, able to commute syllables creating rhymes that go from word to concept to song, like a masterful freestyler. He has got good ear for beats, and there is not a miss on his playlist. Even the stranger choices reveal themselves as fitting backdrops for Mrjg1yruthmusic’s rapping instincts.

On “Pick It Up” for instance, the rapper revs up his flow midway through the song, enhancing the beat’s soulful smooth sound, by calling attention to its intense pitch instead of its steady tempo. His flow and delivery alone knock the bars over the fence. He is focused and his narrative is sharp. The swing of this production and Mrjg1yruthmusic’s flow are a winning marriage, as the rapper finds the ideal pocket and the perfect groove.

Mrjg1yruthmusic’s voice has an unusual texture, which is all his own. His flow can frame any mood and any beat. He is versatile and his music is the perfect fit for car rides, clubbing and working out, or even chillin’. Mrjg1yruthmusic has rarely let down his fans since his debut album release in 2011, and his latest single “Pick It Up” is no deviation from the hype of his previous works.

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Natalie Jean and Rory Gardiner – “Not Over You” is so deliciously infectious! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/natalie-jean-and-rory-gardiner-not-over-you-is-so-deliciously-infectious http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/natalie-jean-and-rory-gardiner-not-over-you-is-so-deliciously-infectious#respond Mon, 25 May 2020 10:54:17 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40167 Artists like Natalie Jean and Rory Gardiner are blurring the lines between country, pop and rock, and creating new fans for all these genres in the process. Great heart-felt lyrics, melodic harmonies and inspiring lead vocals. Storytellers with something worthwhile to say and saying it beautifully to a broad audience. Regardless of genre, good music like this will always stand on its own and attract an ever-growing audience.  It’s easy to see they’re not just in it for commercial ends, Natalie Jean and Rory Gardiner appear to love their craft and keep refining it while their own musical preferences continue to evolve. It’s great to hear them performing together on their new single, “Not Over You” – they really do an amazing job of connecting with each other, and with their audience.

Natalie Jean is an award-winning singer-songwriter performer. She has been nominated over 100 times for her music and has won numerous awards. Most recently, she is nominated for her song “I Am” in the 2020 Hollywood Music and Media Awards.

Natalie is a Gold Medal Winner for her song “You Don’t Know Me” in the Global Music Awards. She won Versatile Artist of The Year in the 2019 Josie Music Awards. She writes and performs for many genres, which would include Jazz, R&B, Blues, Dance, Pop, Country, Americana, Inspirational, Rock, Rap, Heavy Metal, Americana, and Contemporary.

A 2018 CCMA Nominee, Rory Gardiner has appeared on multiple CMT nationally broadcast reality shows and shared the stage with many of top country acts, like Keith Urban. Rory’s original tunes have also been recorded by other artists, as well as being used for podcasts, mobile apps, and commercials airing daily throughout North America.

Natalie Jean and Rory Gardiner recently dropped “Not Over You”, written by Rory, and produced by Jeremy Fisher. This is an up-tempo and urgent Americana anthem, which as the title suggests, deals with a past love that you just can’t get out of your mind.

No one quite sounds like Natalie and Rory – he’s got a sure-footed country twang, she’s got a soulful rasp. If there were two unlikely voices that were meant to be together, it is these two.

With “Not Over You”, we have an interesting juxtaposition between the uplifting, and driving summery melody, and the rather regretful lyrics of someone not being able to forget a broken relationship.

The vocals really shine, while the instrumentation and production by Jeremy Fisher on this track, is so deliciously infectious, you will be playing it again and again, and probably be picturing a live version of Natalie and Rory singing together.

This song is an attention grabber with the title alone, but Natalie Jean and Rory Gardiner really know how to bring believable feelings to their music and they sing as if they mean every word. “Not Over You” is a beautifully polished piece of work with moments of great depth and meaning, which will delight fans far and wide.

The result is, hands down, one of the best Americana duet songs of 2020, and one both Natalie Jean and Rory Gardiner can be extremely proud of.

Connect with Natalie Jean – WEBSITE – INSTAGRAM @nataliej0819
Connect with Rory Gardiner – WEBSITE – INSTAGRAM @rorygardinermusic

 

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Flyguytk & BigMoneyAce Deliver Anthemic & Groovy Trap/Jazz Fusion Single ‘Religions’ http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/flyguytk-bigmoneyace-deliver-anthemic-groovy-trap-jazz-fusion-single-religions http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/flyguytk-bigmoneyace-deliver-anthemic-groovy-trap-jazz-fusion-single-religions#respond Sun, 24 May 2020 20:57:35 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40164 About The Release

Flyguytk releases an anthemic, grand, and powerful trap/jazz single ‘Religions,’ featuring BigMoneyAce. The release features a groovy beat with a vocal performance that will grasp the listener. ‘Religions’ will hook the listeners in with the lyricism and mesmerizing instrumentation. The single delivers an uplifting progression, a driving bassline, and a raw, uplifting vocal by the artist. Undoubtedly, the single has the ability to resonate with the listener as it contains a unique style and sound that will have people playing it over and over. Flyguytk does an outstanding job of keeping the track refreshing and engaging through the powerful lyricism, and atmospheric, feel-good elements. The contrast between sections gives the vocal another level of intimacy. ‘Religions’ is a complete single that will sit well with any hip-hop, trap, and jazz music aficionado as it is catchy, unique, and diverse.

About Flyguytk

Flyguytk is an emerging artist, singer, and songwriter originating from Oakland, California. Flyguytk differentiates himself through his unique musical style, fusing R&B, hip-hop, rock, and jazz elements. The Oakland native seeks to be innovative through his sound and influence people around the world. Inspired by his party lifestyle and wealth generation tactics, Flyguytk is an artist quickly making a name for himself. His storytelling ability and unique voice will captivate listeners across the musical spectrum. Flyguytk is the next big name in the new force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Achievements

Single “Party With The Demons” featuring older brother Jk4theplay

Peaked at #71 in iTunes hip-hop charts in the USA & #68 in Belgium

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LyLirra is an up and coming independent Canadian hip hop artist http://jamsphere.com/news/lylirra-is-an-up-and-coming-independent-canadian-hip-hop-artist http://jamsphere.com/news/lylirra-is-an-up-and-coming-independent-canadian-hip-hop-artist#respond Sat, 23 May 2020 22:23:38 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40160 LyLirra is an up and coming independent Canadian hip hop artist being closely pursued by the industry, located in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. LyLirra was born in Ukraine during February of 2000. Canada being the choice to live, he arrived in 2012. Ly attended school in Edmonton, during which time his passion for music skyrocketed. Ly was influenced by his peers and other local artists he met. He loved the hype and the idea of performing live on stage.

LyLirra realized that’s the life he wanted after seeing some of his influences performing at local high school parties. Catching his eye and his destined passion grew. From there on he slowly began to gravitate towards creating live uplifting music.

Ly claims he was nervous to release music at first but after a few songs his local buzz grew. His talents were known and his passion for music started to show in his craft, which only made him better and hungrier for stardom. Since then LyLirra has performed alongside many industry giants. Making many connections along his journey. Ly has opened for many popular names such as YBN Nahmir, Roy Woods and Pressa.

LyLirra’s sound proves his ability to create a vibe, captivating listeners to dig deeper into his lyrics and tempo of beats. Having natural talent for fame, the industry is keeping a close eye on LyLirra as he is destined to become a popular name across Canada and USA.

“I really enjoyed making this song, I had 3 verses written and chose the best one. It took me a while to match the vibe of the song. It feels really good to be on a song with a superstar, as it shows me that yes I can do this, and having my voice on a song with them tells me that I am equally good. I feel like this song will really get heard and play a big part in my career.”

“I am currently working on an EP, which will have an artist from Atlanta in it. I also have plans that include me getting onto bigger shows in the future. I have LyLirra clothing that I am working on, which will be coming up soon. This is also not the last time I will be teaming up with the rich forever crew, stay tuned because I got more tricks up my sleeve.”

Connect with LyLirra:

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lylirra/
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/lylirra
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5YkBxfFuSh4l8yePPnl412?si=ZrXO6fscQ5miuTl_dh3PPA
APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/in/artist/lylirra/1462864706
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU-ZNuXlnXriXJ81GETbW2g?view_as=subscriber

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Soul Singer Randy Hall Drops New Solo Single “A New Way of Love” Following Vault Hit with Late Jazz Legend Miles Davis http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/soul-singer-randy-hall-drops-new-solo-single-a-new-way-of-love-following-vault-hit-with-late-jazz-legend-miles-davis http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/soul-singer-randy-hall-drops-new-solo-single-a-new-way-of-love-following-vault-hit-with-late-jazz-legend-miles-davis#respond Sat, 23 May 2020 21:26:14 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40157 After years spent in a lucrative retreat from the spotlight, multi-faceted musician/singer Randy Hall is in the midst of a hot streak as a recording artist as hot as his home base: Las Vegas!

Randy Hall has enjoyed international chart-topping success with his solo single “How Do You Want Your Love” (co-composed with Kevin Toney, founding keyboardist of Donald Byrd’s Blackbyrds band) which vaulted over superstars such as Charlie Wilson and Usher to hit the top of the U.K. Soul Chart and several others from Brazil to Germany.

Next, Hall had the honor of hitting the top of those same charts with a song he originally wrote in the `80s for Al Jarreau to sing as a guest of Miles Davis on an album that was ultimately shelved for decades. That swingin’ song, “I Love What We Make Together” (from 2019’s jazz chart-topping posthumously released Miles album, Rubberband) also shot up the world charts.

Now Randy Hall is firing back by dusting off a song from his archives entitled “A New Way of Love” that is even stronger than its predecessors. In a review for the digital magazine Pump It Up, the writer exclaimed, “The chorus has a sweet ear-bending harmonic surprise kissed to life by backup singers Medina Johnson and Patrice ‘KP’ Isley while the rhythm track gives those mature enough to remember a masterful Barry White vibration.

The only things this 4-minute single edit lack are a mid-song breakdown, a sexy spoken mack laid on thick over the top and a guitar solo from master-picker Hall.” This entry is so smokin’ hot and ready for spring/summer that Hall is doing an intensive promotional push for it to sail up the charts at American Soul radio outlets from Sirius satellite to terrestrial stations from coast to coast. Irresistible to the heart and impervious to burnout, “A New Way of Love” will give longtime lovers of real soul music reason to fall in love with Randy Hall all over again.

Randy Hall first sprang to international attention at the young age of 21 circa 1981, co-writing and singing “The Man with The Horn,” the title track of jazz legend Miles Davis’ first album in six years after a self-imposed hiatus for health reasons. Hall also co-composed and played guitar on the instrumental “Shout,” the lead single from The Man with The Horn that reintroduced him to the marketplace.

In short order, Hall was recruited to be a member of established funk band Pleasure for one album followed by releasing two solo albums on the major label MCA Records executive produced by kindred singer/guitarist spirit Ray Parker Jr.: I Belong To You (1984) featuring “Jamie’s Girl” (Top 10) and Love You Like a Stranger (1988) featuring “Slow Starter” (Top 30).

Now after spending the last two decades working behind the scenes as a producer, talent scout, songwriter, film and television scorer, and Las Vegas strip performer, Randy Hall has come full circle to reclaim his soulful rightful spot in the forefront.

Randy Hall is ready to show the universe “A New Way of Love”…and, oh, is it what the world needs now!

Buy/Stream link: www.smarturl.it/RandyHall

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DEEPSYSTEM – “Dame Locura” – both danceable and authentically captivating! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/deepsystem-dame-locura-both-danceable-and-authentically-captivating http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/deepsystem-dame-locura-both-danceable-and-authentically-captivating#respond Sat, 23 May 2020 13:41:56 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40151 When it comes to passionate electro-driven tunes and seductive dancefloor Latin rhythms, few European-based artists can match DEEPSYSTEM for prolificacy and quality. “Dame Locura” is the latest single brilliantly put together by Socoliuc Andrei Marian, Joel the Alien and Murariu Andrei Ionut. This song once again proves that DEEPSYSTEM remains a power player in the globalization of the Latino music, as it continues to showcase his colorful flow and spirit as a beacon in the European movement. DEEPSYSTEM has expertly curated his status by bringing new audiences into his world without compromise, as he still sings and raps in Spanish on “Dame Locura”.

Aware that any language barrier can be overcome by a plethora of hooks and a prevailing atmosphere, DEEPSYSTEM adds a playful romantic embellishment to the track, be it the sensual whispery vocals, or the twinkling keyboard effects and the banging percussion that teases the pelvis. This is a kaleidoscope not just of colorful sound, but of ideas too.

“Dame Locura” is a shiny reaffirmation of the steps that have made the Reggaeton revival part of the broader global dance conversation over the past few years. The production is buoyant and polished, using the Latin rhythm as a skeleton for ambitiously scaled club groove. With his vibrant energy, unique take on the Latin genres and raw talent, this record delivers exactly what one would expect from DEEPSYSTEM.

With a punchy bass that is a must in a Latin-styled track “Dame Locura” stays true to the roots of the genre, however DEEPSYSTEM and his crew smartly mix in Balkan-styled sonic elements to set this track apart from the regular Latino rhythms we are used to. These added effects, create a special aura to the listening experience, generating a sense of being bounced between the vibrant dancefloors of Eastern Europe and South America.

The longing and desire is ripe in the narrative of “Dame Locura” but so is the hard-hitting self-assured lyricism, with each punchline landing candidly, as DEEPSYSTEM sings of a love lost:  “I know you can’t get me off your mind. And in bed baby I’m so accommodating, you know that makes you impatient.” During the verses the instrumental allows more creative space for DEEPSYSTEM to exhibit his ability, which he fluidly puts on display.

The production helps to magnify this, with the marvelous beat, which proves to be a perfect fit for DEEPSYSTEM. If you are a fan of Latin music, particularly Urbano Latino and Reggaeton, this track is definitely your lane. The beat is a mixture of sexy groove, and steady rhythm, in heating up moments between longing partners. It is pure in its intent and delivery: get together, dance, and don’t overthink.

It’s clear with “Dame Locura” that DEEPSYSTEM stays committed to creating music that is both danceable and authentically captivating. This is a bright, powerful track. It is an irresistible call to movement, self-expression, and passion. If “Dame Locura” doesn’t make you want to get up and dance, you’re doing something wrong.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITE – INSTAGRAM – FACEBOOK – TWITTER – SOUNDCLOUD – YOUTUBE

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Kindle Flame – “Get In My Bag” sets a new bar for underground rappers in terms of quality and content http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/kindle-flame-get-in-my-bag-sets-a-new-bar-for-underground-rappers-in-terms-of-quality-and-content http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/kindle-flame-get-in-my-bag-sets-a-new-bar-for-underground-rappers-in-terms-of-quality-and-content#respond Fri, 22 May 2020 22:16:40 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40144 Kevon McCready, known to his friends and family as Killa, goes by the moniker of Kindle Flame. “The Church Has knowledge but No flame, I feel like God sent me to kindle the flame,” the artist is quoted as saying. Emerging from his hometown of Crisfield, MD, Flame has been in the game for over 2o years with more than a decade of engineering experience under his belt. Now Chief Executive Operator at Flame Studio, Kindle Flame represents the new generation of Christian rappers. He is a minister, counselor, father, husband, and business owner, whose environment cultivated his interest in music – and in it, what he discovered empowered him.

Kindle Flame music has always in some way or other been about life. His songs are usually very personal, with a specific theme which is easy to catch. His songs are very atmospheric and groove-filled, whether they are hard-hitting or slow burning.

This was evident on “I’m Gone”, “You Don’t Wanna”, and “Souls=Money”. Those facts remain true on his latest single, “Get In My Bag”, where he raps about various occurrences in his life, with great atmosphere. His flow and lyricism have improved even more since his previous single, and the messages are as clear as ever.

There is a lot of debate on how the music has changed in the last decade or so. On one hand, the artist has gained more control and can freely release music at a faster rate with less regulation from major labels. Of course one major drawback to that lack of label involvement has been a question of quality control. Front-to-back, quality-filled underground tracks or albums are a rarity. That’s where Kindle Flame comes in.

His new single, “Get In My Bag” sets a new bar for underground rappers in terms of quality and content. His previous releases showed us he had exceptional flow and a gift for conveying emotion through personal experience. “Get In My Bag” takes that a bit further by upping the intensity even more.

This sounds feels like the same artist, but shows growth in almost every sense of the word. The song itself is more memorable, the production quality is top notch, and there isn’t a weak bar to be found here. You can tell that every moment on the new single was thought about carefully and every decision was made intentionally.

If you liked the way Kindle Flame sounded before, well, then you’re in luck, because he sounds pretty much the same. He just does what he does with a more precision and intricacy on “Get In My Bag”. The 808’s boom, the hi-hats skitter, as the beat bounces building momentum.

All the while, Kindle Flame shows us that he can rap vehemently and skillfully, and write at a top level.  He flexes, exhibiting his excellent flow, and showcasing the utmost confidence and swagger, over a beat that bangs. Beyond the agility of his flow and sound, the rhymes themselves are biting.

Stylistically Kindle Flame is not your typical Christian rapper, rather, he is a rapper who is wholly Christian: “I am human with flaws and mistakes,” says Kindle Flame. “I just don’t allow my flaws to hold me back. I keep going in faith, knowing God is my help.” He finds a way to be raw, real and up front, by always putting his heart and soul into the music.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEFACEBOOKTWITTERSPOTIFYAPPLE MUSICYOUTUBE

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Den – “3 in the Morning” – The entire package is blissful! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/den-3-in-the-morning-the-entire-package-is-blissful http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/den-3-in-the-morning-the-entire-package-is-blissful#respond Fri, 22 May 2020 15:38:24 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40137 Den started out in the 2010, using the moniker Den Den So Relentless. He dropped a planned trilogy of underground mixtapes – “Runnin On E” [2010], “Game of Love” [2011], and “Gone” [2012]. He then to step away from music to attend college full-time.  In 2015, Den lost everything important to him, including his home. To continue school he worked two full-time jobs, sleeping between classes or during lunch breaks. He graduated later that year, but in 2016 Den was involved in an accident that almost cost him his life. He says that his near-death experience taught him an important lesson: “Life can be over in just the blink of an eye.” He felt as if he wasn’t living up to his full potential.

Den started traveling alone a lot, before eventually finding his way back to music. The single “Start Over” marked his official return to the scene in December 2019. Since then he has released a handful of new singles, including “3 in the Morning”. The single does not cease to forgo the same originality that has been so prevalent to not just Den’s music but his personal life as well.

From the onset of the track, the feel of a personal approach is evident with the sound of a ring tone kicking things off. The smooth instrumental with Den’s intimately vivid and explicit lyrics, take the listener on a journey into the thinking mind of the man behind the after midnight pussy talk.

This is unsurprisingly where Den delivers a strong performance. A quick glance at his back catalog gives you full insight into his bent and ability rap about the ladies.

The strength in versatility that Den shows across his tracks is an enjoyable aspect of his music. It is common for artists that similar sounds and concepts dominate their repertoire. With Den though, there is always a little something different and original when he’s riding a new beat.

This way, there is always be something in each track to captivate the listener. Whether it is great production, a strong flow and hook, or even Den’s witty and explicit lines, there is a little gem in the majority of his tracks.

“3 in the Morning” is no different. In fact it may even be better than the rest of his tracks. The song has a great production, a strong flow and Den’s witty and explicit lines abound, for a full house of gems.

Opting to be more multifaceted than flashy, Den demonstrates the kind of versatility and maturity that should comfort anyone that might be worried about career longevity and relatability for an artist who started a decade ago.

The blunt force of his narrative matches the vigorous energy and palpable urgency of his delivery. All of which makes for an impacting listen. The entire package is blissful, as Den relies on these strengths throughout “3 in the Morning”, positioning himself as a captivating artist in a crowded field.

OFFICIAL LINKS: INSTAGRAMFACEBOOKMUSIC STREAMS

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