JamSphere http://jamsphere.com The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network! Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:03:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ars Amandi Prepare The Release Of Their Album “En tierra de Castillos” http://jamsphere.com/news/ars-amandi-prepare-the-release-of-their-album-en-tierra-de-castillos http://jamsphere.com/news/ars-amandi-prepare-the-release-of-their-album-en-tierra-de-castillos#respond Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:03:19 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36768 Formed in 1996, Ars Amandi are the greatest exponent of “Rock Castellano”, a label that defines a particular style that fuses rock, hard rock and metal with traditional wind instruments of Spanish folklore, such as the “dulzaina” or the “pito castellano”. After publishing six studio albums and one live album, touring all over Spain and […]

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Formed in 1996, Ars Amandi are the greatest exponent of “Rock Castellano”, a label that defines a particular style that fuses rock, hard rock and metal with traditional wind instruments of Spanish folklore, such as the “dulzaina” or the “pito castellano”. After publishing six studio albums and one live album, touring all over Spain and the most important festivals in the country, they are preparing the release of their eighth album “En tierra de Castillos” (In the land of Castles).

Band members:
Dani Aller (Voz, dulzaina, pito castellano)
David Noisel (Bajo y coros)
Óscar Pérez (Batería)
Daniel Rodríguez (Violín)
Miguel Ángel Torres (Guitarra)
Alejandro Ménez (Guitarra)

Listen to the music and watch the videos. If you like the band visit their online store at:  https://www.lacasadeldisco.es/ars-amandi/

Follow and Find out more about Ars Amandi:

Web: www.arsamandifolkrock.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArsAmandiRock/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/ArsAmandi
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArsAmandiRock

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Fire Proof T.B drops his latest track “Numbers” http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/fire-proof-t-b-drops-his-latest-track-numbers http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/fire-proof-t-b-drops-his-latest-track-numbers#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 22:29:59 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36763 Ceo/ Rapper/ Songwriter/ Motivational Speaker. Fire Proof T.B is changing the face of Hip Hop, Gospel, and music, as we know it today. T.B is coming into hip hop like a thief, not to provoke, but to save it. He expresses this through his music, coming from 1 Thessalonians 5:2. In 2007, Fire Proof T.B […]

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Ceo/ Rapper/ Songwriter/ Motivational Speaker. Fire Proof T.B is changing the face of Hip Hop, Gospel, and music, as we know it today. T.B is coming into hip hop like a thief, not to provoke, but to save it. He expresses this through his music, coming from 1 Thessalonians 5:2. In 2007, Fire Proof T.B came out with a sample mix tape (passed out over 5,000 cds) that gave him a buzz through Memphis and Arkansas. TB put out a song called ‘I’m Wit Christ’ that received numerous airplay on 95.7fm and 92.7fm Holly Springs, Ms.

TB takes his message straight to the streets to most secular and non-secular audience. His lyrics promote nonviolence and encouraging lifestyles. He sincerely believes that drugs and gangs are not the way to go, thus demonstrating this through his music. He worked with Man Up Foundation, Memphis Union Mission, and Stevie Moore Back to School. He believes in keeping Christ first and the airwaves are a great place to be heard.

Fire Proof T.B has shared the stage with Canton Jones, Mr. Del, K-drama, Fro, and F1 Diamond just to name a few. In 2009, Fire Proof TB strayed away from Gospel Rap. Although he never had a problem drinking, smoking, clubbing, or cursing! He had lust for women.

Fire Proof TB says, “It took God to show him that you can’t live both lives.” In 2012 he released his mixtape “Sinner 2A Saint” (Over 10,000 in the streets) with his hit single “JC WALKIN”. God has blessed Fire Proof T.B to receive various air plays in Memphis and surrounding cities.

Fire Proof T.B says, “It has always been a dream to get air play on 107.1 fm being a Gospel Artist”. In 2012, his dream came true, now he reaches not only Christians but unbelievers as well. Fire Proof T.B is happy about his accomplishments but even happier about God’s Grace and mercy towards him.

Fire Proof T.B says, “He’s happy God showed him his purpose and is using him as a solider to fight for the lost souls”. We need more positive influences for our young generation to let them know that there’s a better way. Fire Proof T.B is on radio rotation with his latest track “Numbers”.

OFFICIAL LINKS:
www.fp1.org
www.instagram.com/FIREPROOFTB
www.twitter.com/FIREPROOFTB
www.youtube.com/FIREPROOFTB
https://soundcloud.com/fireprooftb-2/tb-numbers

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Dv Bros – “Right From The Start” ft. Jenna Evans – mellifluous in melody, lush and layered! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/dv-bros-right-from-the-start-ft-jenna-evans-mellifluous-in-melody-lush-and-layered http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/dv-bros-right-from-the-start-ft-jenna-evans-mellifluous-in-melody-lush-and-layered#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 21:47:10 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36758 Two Brothers with two very different stories and one great passion, music. Conservatory, home recording, and the nineties hits, are just pieces of everything they are. Davide – writer, arranger of great artists, and Carlo – composer, video maker, songwriter, graphic designer. From Parma to the world, comes the Dv Bros, with their single “Right […]

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Two Brothers with two very different stories and one great passion, music. Conservatory, home recording, and the nineties hits, are just pieces of everything they are. Davide – writer, arranger of great artists, and Carlo – composer, video maker, songwriter, graphic designer. From Parma to the world, comes the Dv Bros, with their single “Right From The Start” ft. Jenna Evans.

While it may not be true in other musical genres, or even frowned upon as if it indicates lack of talent, collaboration in the genre of electronic music quite often leads to incredible results. Electronic music done beautifully is perfectly demonstrated in this track. It’s a warm, satisfying zone-out, with a sweet melody and delicate synths, where Jenna Evans gives a soulfully understated performance to captivate the ears.

The Dv Bros have impressed me with their composition and production skills. Blending gentle vocals and electronics with inventiveness and creativity, the song quickly lures you, mirage-like, to its moods and textures – mellifluous in melody, lush and layered. “Right From The Start” ft. Jenna Evans is more than just ultra-sophisticated EDM listening.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEYOUTUBESPOTIFYFACEBOOKINSTAGRAM

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INTERVIEW: South Carolina Artist Kid The Kid http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-south-carolina-artist-kid-the-kid http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-south-carolina-artist-kid-the-kid#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:50:14 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36754 Kid The Kid is a 17 year-old artist from South Carolina. Though he is an artist the Kid also likes to help people in any way and take care of those who care for him. Helping could be delivering someone good vibes for 3 minutes during a song or giving them a relatable story, or […]

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Kid The Kid is a 17 year-old artist from South Carolina. Though he is an artist the Kid also likes to help people in any way and take care of those who care for him. Helping could be delivering someone good vibes for 3 minutes during a song or giving them a relatable story, or even through one of his 6 business blueprints. It could also be via his fundraising non-profit he started or simply through a motivational post on social. He just wants to help in any way. Kid The Kid is a very versatile artist with different vibes of music. He currently has a mixtape out, as well as a few singles. He also working on an album right now and leading up to a new single release too.

  1. Tell us something about how you got started making music?

Kid The Kid: I’ve always had a thing for music. Whether it be just banging on the table or actually trying to write music. I started making music around 8th grade, however I didn’t start taking it seriously until about 2 years ago.

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

Kid The Kid: Lil Wayne & Eminem were my 2 biggest influences when I first started. I used to write down Lil Wanye’s and Eminem’s lyrics then rap them to myself to learn how to flow.

  1. If I was to turn on your media player right now, which five artists/songs would I see on your playlist?

Kid The Kid: Off rip you would see Kevin Gates, Da Baby, 50 Cent, Blu Rollin’ and Lil Tjay. Lil Tjay and Da baby just dropped some new projects that are hard but regardless of the drop, Kevin Gates and 50 will always be my favorites.

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

Kid The Kid: I feel like I have a good way of mixing storytelling, real lyrics with the new sound of hitting beats and just “lit lyrics”. I feel like I balance it out well because I’m my opinion I’m very versatile.

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

Kid The Kid: What I know makes me different is beyond the music. Yeah the music is cool but at the end of the day my main goal is to change lives. Whether it be giving you good vibes for a few minutes on a song, through a book or whatever. That’s what makes me different I feel like because I’m doing this for a good, positive and real reason. I’m not just pretending. A lot of artist do good things just to post it on social but helping others has always been a part of my DNA.

  1. Do you ever write a song with current trends or pure listener satisfaction in mind, or do you only compose what comes from within your natural emotions and mindset?

Kid The Kid: Both. Like I have this song called “Missing The Bus” that I released like 3 years ago, it was my first song to get a buzz and that song was based off of a trend. However that was in my early stages, my music has definitely matured and gotten better as I have much room to grow but yeah, I’d say both. I like to make music that comes from my soul but also I’m not dumb, I know I also need to make music for the listener and make music people can move too as well as making music people can think and relate too.

  1. What is your process when writing, recording and producing your music? Do you collaborate with others or outsource any of these tasks?

Kid The Kid: I freestyle all of my music. In studio, I just freestyle and record bar for bar. However when I’m not at the studio I record a freestyle on my phone then I just write down the bars that I wanna keep. But like if it’s a story telling song or something deep, of course I’m gonna write to it, I just freestyle the lit shit. When it comes to beats, I do what mostly every artist does, I go to my 3 to 5 preferred YouTube producers and I buy beats from them.

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

Kid The Kid: I’d just have to say “Carolinas”. I feel like the Carolinas have our own vibe, sound and energy and I feel like I represent the South side fairly well. I feel like the “Carolina” sound is just on some versatile shit. Like without even looking at me, if you look at any other artist out of the Carolinas they’re all versatile, yet they have that one main vibe. That’s how I am, mainly I do that lit spittin’ shit but I can also can so many other ways.

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your career or life so far, and how did you overcome the event?

Kid The Kid:  I could tell a thousand stories off top about struggling but I’d say one of my hardest struggles I’ve had to endure in my music career is just in the starting stages, dealing with not having much bread. It’s a terrible feeling when you can’t put money toward your “way out”. At least for me it is. I absolutely hate spending money on anything besides music. The hardest struggle I’ve faced in life in general though, would definitely be when my friend Kejaun got shot and killed across the street from me. It was mad wild because I didn’t even know it was him until I got home like 10 minutes after. That’s a deep pain and that’s the reason I’ll never give up, for him.

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

Kid The Kid: Successful for me doesn’t mean a million dollars. I could care less about being rich, I just want to live comfortably and I want to change lives. A significant point in my career would be definitely signing to F.O.W.B. however I’m not fully signed yet because there are legal issues due to my current age so we got to wait until I’m 18.

  1. Is there anything you would change one thing about how the music business works right now, or you completely happy with the current situation?

Kid The Kid: HELL NO I AINT HAPPY WITH HOW IT IS RIGHT NOW!! It’s not that serious but like come on, why does it gotta be the way it is. Why can’t people care about more things than just money and why can’t more people with real talent win. Like I don’t even care about whatever industry plants they got or whatever the industry got going on. My thing is just like, I don’t do that fake shit and the music industry is full of fake love. I don’t understand why it can’t all just be real. Why can’t you just show love or show nothing at all. I stand on a code and outside of that code, I can’t really understand why these people do half the things they do.

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

Kid The Kid: A lot of people only hear the good and ignore the bad. The thing about me is, I don’t hear the good and I don’t hear the bad. Of course I see the love and I appreciate it more than anything and of course I see the hate and I respectfully see where that person is coming from and if it’s good criticism, I follow by it. However I take it all with a grain of salt. I don’t pay much mind to the love or hate. All I pay attention to is right now I’m struggling and one day I know I won’t be. I focus on getting a better life. I’ll worry about the “haters” later.

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

Kid The Kid: The grind excites me the most. I love the journey. I love the challenges and all! With that being said, nothing much really discourages me. I have that fire inside me to where I can look at a completely negative picture and still tell you 100 positive things about it.

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music, and do have a video clip you would like to recommend that fans watch?

Kid The Kid: Visual Media is very important! If you study YouTube and how songs come to blow majority of songs that blow up have a music video along with it. Unfortunately I only have 2 music videos, only 1 released. But now that I’m starting to get money I’m planning to do 10 music videos in the future, one for each song on my upcoming album.

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

Kid The Kid: Social Media is absolutely the foundation. If you’re ignoring Social as an artist in 2019, then you’re approaching the game wrong. Look how good we have it, Biggie would probably have to stand on the block mad long just to get a few hundred people his CD. Nowadays we can get a few thousand people to see our stuff in a few clicks of a button, especially with Ads.

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

Kid The Kid: Yeah, I’m not too caught up in what others got going on. Of course I see it and I know but mainly, I’m purely interested in music as an expression of artistry.

  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?

Kid The Kid: No, I create anywhere. I mostly create at home or while I’m out with my people. I usually come to the studio prepared just because as if right now I don’t have hella money to waste. And I haven’t had any shows yet because I’m waiting for this new album release so I can start touring locally.

  1. Do you have a favorite track in your catalog that has a specific backstory and/or message and meaning very important to you?

Kid The Kid: My favorite music of mine is from this unreleased album I’m currently working on “Resurrection”. But my favorite song that’s out right now, I mean I gotta say it’s “Gravity”. RnB Kiaza and I came together on that track and spoke our hearts for real. I love that song because it’s a vibe and it’s real relatable, plus I feel like my verse on that showcases a different style of mine.

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

Kid The Kid:  My lasted project is a Mixtape I dropped last year around this time. It’s called “K.O.E.” It stands for “Kulture Over Everything” because “Kid Kulture” is going to be the name of my debut album I’m dropping once I gain a global buzz, plus it’s the name of the movement I’m doing as well as it holds importance with a few business blueprints I have. However when I dropped it I didn’t say what it stood for so people starting assuming it stood for “King Of Easley” because the city I’m from is Easley and I just ran with that. The crown on the cover art kinda made that make sense so I just ran with the “King Of Easley” title and now “K.O.E.” Does mean “King Of Easley” instead of “Kulture Over Everything”. My brand revolves around the “king” type of name. Hints to why I use the crown emoji a lot and also unto why my first album is called “resurrection” because I took a break from music but this album will be my come back and resurrection means the coming back of the king. But yeah, KOE is just a tape I dropped last year, its 7 songs with different vibes.

  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 the near future?

Kid The Kid: The most rewarding thing is the happiness I get from doing what I love and my plan for the future and near future all sums up to these two words, “changing lives”. I’m so set on helping people man, like struggling ain’t fun and I want to help people out of that. I want to let people know it’s cool to get bread, i want people to also know going to jail ain’t cool. All that means is you got caught. Taking care of your people, making money, doing investments, and making boss moves like that, that’s cool. I have a plan of breaking the music industry and changing the way it is as a whole and I’m looking forward to y’all holding me to my word.

OFFICIAL LINKS: INSTAGRAMTWITTERYOUTUBE – Snapchat: @iamKidTheKid

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SATGAME Gets Ready To ‘Drop My Bentley So Cold’ via Bentley Records http://jamsphere.com/news/satgame-gets-ready-to-drop-my-bentley-so-cold-via-bentley-records http://jamsphere.com/news/satgame-gets-ready-to-drop-my-bentley-so-cold-via-bentley-records#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:37:54 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36750 Satgame (aka SAT GAME) is a hip hop artist out of Detroit with more music to his name than most of his indie peers. He came into this world at 8:03am on the 26th day of November in 1989 and since then has been doing whatever it takes to make his mark. This year he […]

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Satgame (aka SAT GAME) is a hip hop artist out of Detroit with more music to his name than most of his indie peers. He came into this world at 8:03am on the 26th day of November in 1989 and since then has been doing whatever it takes to make his mark. This year he was featured alongside some of the most talented acts heating up the hip hop scene on Bongo Boy Records’ Volume XVI, but soon enough he’ll be impressing on his own once more with his Bentley Records release, My Bentley So Cold.

Many fans caught wind of Satgame back in 2014 when he dropped, Heart of a Warrior, Vol. 1 (under Sat Game). Since then he’s released a cascade of music from “My Shit So Cold” to “Niggas Made Cause Dey Pockets Little.” Within each of his tracks, listeners can find everything from lyrical finesse to raw hip hop ideals. Those are the qualities found in his previous releases and those are what to expect when My Bentley So Cold drops soon.

Satgame’s music is available around the world, including Australia and Mexico. Those interested in adding new hip hop to their playlists, reviewing his music, or interviewing Satgame can reach out via the information provided below.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/sat-game/875414083

Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/artist/6331375

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC88I4BgKnJNzfQbVGnhMing

Amazing Tunes: https://amazingtunes.com/dawon-n-merritt/albums/43599

Amazon Spain: https://www.amazon.es/Retaliation-Explicit/dp/B01LC5EVWY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1521611115&sr=8-4&keywords=satgame

Napster: http://us.napster.com/artist/sat-game/album/heart-of-a-warrior-vol-1

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/11005890

Mixcloud: https://m.mixcloud.com/dawon-n-merritt/dog-wit-the-shits-watch-me-still-get-shook/?fbclid=IwAR34aQ8PIdprzHM1SkL21pndhVvDuZAHEXabRQZGoaYTuoUDHSGqbsDV_bI

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JP Tha Hustler – “My Music (Lupah Phaiym Remix)” http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/jp-tha-hustler-my-music-lupah-phaiym-remix http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/jp-tha-hustler-my-music-lupah-phaiym-remix#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:05:58 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36745 JP Tha Hustler is an American Hip-Hop artist from Los Angeles, California, who also serves as owner and lead producer for music label Grim Reality Entertainment, LLC. He began his professional music career in 2001, producing for various rap acts including Horrorcore pioneer Insane Poetry. In 2017, he joined Denver based music label, Lyrikal Snuff Productionz, […]

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JP Tha Hustler is an American Hip-Hop artist from Los Angeles, California, who also serves as owner and lead producer for music label Grim Reality Entertainment, LLC.

He began his professional music career in 2001, producing for various rap acts including Horrorcore pioneer Insane Poetry. In 2017, he joined Denver based music label, Lyrikal Snuff Productionz, as an artist and label manager.

Since 2001, he has released seven studio albums, several group albums and countless digital singles. Notable collaborations include Coolio, K-Rino, Boondox, Liquid Assassin, Young Wicked, Sly Boogy, Kung Fu Vampire and Cryptic Wisdom.  Additionally, JP Tha Hustler tours the U.S. several times a year.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEINSTAGRAMTWITTERSPOTIFY

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Cricket Music Instruments and Equipment – A Company Founded by Musicians! http://jamsphere.com/news/cricket-music-instruments-and-equipment-a-company-founded-by-musicians http://jamsphere.com/news/cricket-music-instruments-and-equipment-a-company-founded-by-musicians#respond Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:31:25 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36742 Cricket Music Instruments and Equipment – We are musicians just like you. We strive to offer the best gear, and online experience. We give the best personalized service in the industry. We invite you to get to know our team, and we would love the opportunity to get to know you too! We have a […]

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Cricket Music Instruments and Equipment – We are musicians just like you. We strive to offer the best gear, and online experience. We give the best personalized service in the industry. We invite you to get to know our team, and we would love the opportunity to get to know you too!

We have a vast array of products: from: speakers to stage lighting, amplifiers, recording mics, sub woofers, headphones, microphones, preamps, interfaces, and mixers. We carry band instruments such as: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and recorders. We also have a huge variety of drums, hand percussion, bass guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, harmonicas, and keyboards. We carry orchestra instruments as well: violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Our team of musician’s goal is to provide you an enjoyable, worry free online shopping experience. Our customers are our priority. We provide the quality musical instruments, and the equipment you need, all at affordable prices and fast shipping. We cater to all budgets and skill levels, from beginner to professional.

We are also extremely excited to grow into much more than a music store. We are launching a hub for musicians to collaborate, get exposure, and be inspired. We have plans to ignite our onsite blogs, vlogs, forums, and upcoming pod cast, as well as develop a platform for up and coming artist to post originals and covers.

(FYI In the near future we also look forward to offering services such as transcription and providing backing tracks with charts. Musicians interested in teaming up with us on this please reach out to us via our contact page)

Cricket Music Instruments and Equipment
www.cricketmusicinstruments.com

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A Killer’s Confession – “The Indifference Of Good Men” is bursting with unbridled energy and creative refinement http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/a-killers-confession-the-indifference-of-good-men-is-bursting-with-unbridled-energy-and-creative-refinement http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/a-killers-confession-the-indifference-of-good-men-is-bursting-with-unbridled-energy-and-creative-refinement#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:15:06 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36737 Formed in 2016 in Cleveland, OH, and now singed to Wake Up! Music Group, A Killer’s Confession (AKC) is led by vocalist Waylon Reavis and consists of Morgan Bauer (drums), JP Cross (bass), Mark Alexander (guitar) and Brock Star (lead guitar). The band’s latest album, “The Indifference Of Good Men”, is the follow up to […]

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Formed in 2016 in Cleveland, OH, and now singed to Wake Up! Music Group, A Killer’s Confession (AKC) is led by vocalist Waylon Reavis and consists of Morgan Bauer (drums), JP Cross (bass), Mark Alexander (guitar) and Brock Star (lead guitar). The band’s latest album, “The Indifference Of Good Men”, is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut album “Unbroken”. The album produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Starset, Sevendust) in Los Angeles, CA, is a stunning achievement. When so much rock music in 2019 feels threadbare and recycled, here comes an album so vividly alive and inspired that it could turn even the most dismayed rock naysayer into a worshipper of guitar-driven music once again.

Seriously folks, A Killer’s Confession drop a remarkable record here, ready to build their supremacy based on instant cred and acclaim that takes some bands an entire career to accumulate. From start to finish, the band never strays from its artistic values or impedes its own undeniable urge to create visceral, fully orchestrated, heavy rock music with supreme melodic and anthemic tendencies.

“The Indifference Of Good Men” arrives at a time of a pervasive aesthetics-over-substance trend in rock, where the digital recording age has everything sounding pleasantly calculated. A Killer’s Confession first write killer songs which they play to an impressive level, and then allow the recording and production process to embellish those sounds.

Many of their contemporaries prefer to reverse that process, to dismal effect. There are also few other bands who explore the atmospherics and dynamics of their sound better than A Killer’s Confession – probably a band like A Perfect Circle, works on a similar level and intensity, in this direction. So while there are unabashed, crushingly heavy parts on this album, you’ll also find some otherworldly, more hypnotic moments that the band embraces so well.

There is no denying that A Killer’s Confession has mastered the heavy/soft dynamics, taking the listener on an ebb-and-flow journey as if they’re riding disparate waves of heaviness. The euphoric album opener, “It’s Not Too Late” thrives off its distorted moments and Waylon Reavis reaching both his upper register belting and his low-end growling.

But there’s so much more to embrace. “Numb” thrives in a mid-tempo, radio-ready way, delivering some of the more crisp sounding, ear-catching moments on the album. It also feels as though it could translate to any mainstream radio station very well. “Trust Me” opens with a spiraling guitar line that draws you in and vocal delivery that makes it a very strong cut. But there are several songs that will either grab you instantly, or grow on you over time.

Among them, the cinematic “Angel On The Outside”; the epically slow burning and nuanced “The Shore”; the massive swell of audio orgasm on “I Wish”; the rapid plethora of emotions that run through “Reanimated”; the supersonic turbulence on “H.C. Tits”; the ethereal echoing of “Render”. A Killer’s Confession know how to hit the perfect balance between melody and punishing volume, between subdued restraint one minute, and outright savagery the next.

“The Indifference Of Good Men” is built on a foundation of a carefully-controlled, tight relationship between Waylon Reavis’ natural inclination to gravitate towards deft vocal lines, and Mark Alexander and Brock Star’s sharp appetite for crunching metal guitars.

Morgan Bauer’s dexterous percussion – thunderous one minute, subtle the next, also plays a major role, alongside JP Cross’ tempting, bone-crunching basslines. In this respect, A Killer’s Confession stand head and shoulders above their programmed corporate contemporaries. The result is that they’ve produced an album that’s bursting with unbridled energy and creative refinement.

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Shehzad Bhanji – “Dreams” – gorgeous melodies and tonal nuances http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/shehzad-bhanji-dreams-gorgeous-melodies-and-tonal-nuances http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/shehzad-bhanji-dreams-gorgeous-melodies-and-tonal-nuances#respond Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:29:59 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36717 Shehzad Bhanji is a guitar virtuoso. He is mostly known for his proficiency on the electric guitar. Though his playing style at times would tend to put him in the category of guitar shredder, Shehzad is not from the pure shredder school, where most of the playing consists of running musical scales at blistering speed. […]

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Shehzad Bhanji is a guitar virtuoso. He is mostly known for his proficiency on the electric guitar. Though his playing style at times would tend to put him in the category of guitar shredder, Shehzad is not from the pure shredder school, where most of the playing consists of running musical scales at blistering speed. His playing is more melodic and soulful, though he will shred if it fits the context of the song or passage being played. His latest album, “Dreams” highlights his skills and playing style clearly. His mastery and command of the guitar here, is unreal. His tone is celestial, his lighting fast runs are wonderfully melodic and beautiful to hear.

Overall, the best thing about this album is that Shehzad Bhanji music is the happiest, and brightest fusion rock that you’ll hear. Free from much of the angry, bitter, and cantankerous sounds that permeates much of the genre recently, Shehzad’s mind blowing virtuosic music is so exciting, beautiful and uplifting at times, you will jump up and cheer.

The album is his third full-length solo release, following 2016’s debut “Never Say Goodbye” and the follow up release, “Profound Beginnings” in 2017. Free of ego boosting trickery and concentrated on composition and content, this is a great addition to his catalog.

As the album opens up with “Matched Hearts” (ft. T Julliet), the first thing you learn is that unlike a lot of his peers, playing at the edge of his ability doesn’t mean playing the fastest, flashiest leads all the time; in fact, he is truly trying to stretch the limits of the instrument, restoring the goose-bump-inducing effect it has.

And he often succeeds through the application of gorgeous melodies and tonal nuances. The title track “Dreams”, displays more muscle, as Shehzad Bhanji drops a bolder tone and delivers fiery chops. “Papa’s Got A New Car”, ups the intensity even more as Shehzad’s electric six-string drives the funky blues soundscape.

“Uncertain Certainties” finds the Shehzad poised and polished as slabs of complex harmonies show off his impeccable tone and technique. Moving forward, the artist paints some wonderfully varied landscapes on this tour de force of amazing guitar playing and soaring music. Not least the eloquent “Misplacin’ Love” and “A Butterfly’s Wings”, which embraces a powerful melody.

Shehzad can really make a guitar sing. He gets a unique tone and a certain melodic flair, the likeness of which I’ve found in few other guitarists work. And if you’re looking for that forceful emotional sweep, then dig you ears into the resonant “In Your Embrace”.

Shehzad Bhanji is an impeccably skilled player with one of the most heavenly tones of any guitarist of his caliber. His intense focus on finding the perfect guitar tone, is definitely a source of respect, but at the same time he can just cut loose and let fly in a euphoric state of bravado. Something you can easily pick up on the up-tempo, “What The Funk”.

His guitar work becomes a wonderful plethora of well-crafted lines on “Dancing In The Rain”, and the production is placed at the service of Shehzad’s huge tonal palette. Everything is just great in this song, and measures up to what the guitarist aspires to capture on this record.

The closing track, “Wishing Upon A Fading Star” is an awesome, contemplative guitar piece with a lot of interesting riffs, shreds, beautiful chords, and a great balladry vibe. As things stand, this is definitely one of the best guitar albums of the year.

Based in Doha, Qatar, Shehzad Bhanji has amazing tone, technique, blinding speed, and an admirable sense of how to mix it all together. If you want someone who delivers instrumental guitar music with a more compelling voice than words, then you might do well to pick up the album, “Dreams”, as soon as you can.

Connect with Shehzad:
Website: www.shehzadbhanji.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shehzadbhanji
Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/4KosB6pUaplw6UBAFgw9vc?si=RqlItbnbTOyD6wirAJQfcg
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shehzad-bhanji
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shehzad.bhanji
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShehzadBhanji
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6-g2UA0iwaIScK3Ecg8vw

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Music Producer from the UK – HYPE drops the track “Test Drive” http://jamsphere.com/reviews/music-producer-from-the-uk-hype-drops-the-track-test-drive http://jamsphere.com/reviews/music-producer-from-the-uk-hype-drops-the-track-test-drive#respond Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:22:13 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36731 HYPE is a 24 year-old Music Producer from the UK. He has just drop his latest track “Test Drive”. The sleek, hip-hop-influenced sounds of HYPE’s palette are not shackled to one sole style as he infuses it with plenty of electronica. His saturated synths and indelible bounce are clearly his signatures, so it’s no surprise […]

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HYPE is a 24 year-old Music Producer from the UK. He has just drop his latest track “Test Drive”. The sleek, hip-hop-influenced sounds of HYPE’s palette are not shackled to one sole style as he infuses it with plenty of electronica. His saturated synths and indelible bounce are clearly his signatures, so it’s no surprise those qualities shimmer throughout this latest release. This project exhales confidence, and is a skittering joint that unfurls with the sheen of artisanal diligence.

HYPE’s template balances neon warmth with urban urgency. “Test Drive” is emboldened by the producer’s personality, as he spends time flirting around with synth stabs and swells before tying it together for this tightly wound slow-burn rhythm.

It is a chilled-out seven-minute plus instrumental that floats on a glistening bed of synths and deep elastic basslines. With multiple listens, the squeaky synths burrow into your brain and stay there.

HYPE gives the song a pulsing quality where the volume of certain instruments quickly fades in and out. His bass is loud, his synths are airy and his drums slap hard. HYPE is one of the few producers out there today with a sound he made himself.

It’s music in its purist form, simple. It’s easy to get lost between the beat and sound, and before you know it, the track is over. It’s a cool instrumental to bump for any occasion and I’m excited to see what HYPE does next.

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British producer Glett introduces his single “Yes” http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/british-producer-glett-introduces-his-single-yes http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/british-producer-glett-introduces-his-single-yes#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:34:27 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36725 From childhood, a young British producer Glett was fond of music, learned to play various instruments and showed extraordinary talents in composing beautiful melodies. Starting his musical career experimenting with hip-hop and R&B this year, he “restarted”, focusing on soulful and funky house, and recently introduced his new single “Yes” in which he mixed his […]

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From childhood, a young British producer Glett was fond of music, learned to play various instruments and showed extraordinary talents in composing beautiful melodies. Starting his musical career experimenting with hip-hop and R&B this year, he “restarted”, focusing on soulful and funky house, and recently introduced his new single “Yes” in which he mixed his favorite old-school sound with elements of trap music.

Connect with Glett:

WEBSITE – http://www.geelett.com/

INSTAGRAM – @itsgeedamnit

MUSIC STREAMS – https://song.link/i/1477608086

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I.S.O the greatest group you’ve never seen! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/i-s-o-the-greatest-group-youve-never-seen http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/i-s-o-the-greatest-group-youve-never-seen#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:49:01 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36722 I.S.O the greatest group you’ve never seen, drops their debut single and video “Love You Down”. Inspired by their passion for music and an idea that it comes from the soul – the four man ensemble of very talented performers cultivated an idea to let the music speak for itself, by hiding their identities they […]

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I.S.O the greatest group you’ve never seen, drops their debut single and video “Love You Down”. Inspired by their passion for music and an idea that it comes from the soul – the four man ensemble of very talented performers cultivated an idea to let the music speak for itself, by hiding their identities they give you an experience that leaves you wondering.

The talented four are very excited to hit the world stage introducing their magic to the global music landscape.  This kind of magic can only be performed by the group known as – ISO

Macho, ‪Muse, Kisonova and Ra Ra perform as new music makers ISO.  This new ensemble is set to explode everywhere with a musical mix called “HIP FWAZY POP with a Splash of R&B DRIP”.

The four came together recognizing that their collective backgrounds in acting, motion pictures, dance, martial arts and video production would make for an amazing mix of magical stage impact.

Some of Kisonova, Ra Ra, Macho and ‪Muse‘s musical and performing influence comes from such legendary names as ‪Michael Jackson, ‪James Brown, ‪Jackie Wilson and others.  “We’re hungry for the music,” states ISO“Our parents encouraged us to do it.”

Developing a lane that’s all their own, ISO will truly be a force to follow and the trend setters for the next generation. The Debut single from ISO is called “Love You Down” which is in release this Fall Season.

For more information on ISO – contact Terrence Smith at Smithmuzic2@gmail.com ‪404-749-0520 or Nino Villanova at ninotheperson@gmail.com 212-470-2331
Connect to ISO: https://instagram.com/official.i.s.o?igshid=1osk8h1ahu212

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Harlequins Enigma – “Moral Game (Remastered Hope Edition)” – a shimmering aural canvas http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/harlequins-enigma-moral-game-remastered-hope-edition-a-shimmering-aural-canvas http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/harlequins-enigma-moral-game-remastered-hope-edition-a-shimmering-aural-canvas#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:19:03 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36711 Tracks like “Moral Game (Remastered Hope Edition)” twist and turn, constantly changing shape, employing an impressive arsenal of sounds, rhythms and wonderful noises. There is a fidgety energy in the work that suggests the composer, Harlequins Enigma is already brainstorming the next idea long before he is done with the one at hand, a hyperactive […]

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Tracks like “Moral Game (Remastered Hope Edition)” twist and turn, constantly changing shape, employing an impressive arsenal of sounds, rhythms and wonderful noises. There is a fidgety energy in the work that suggests the composer, Harlequins Enigma is already brainstorming the next idea long before he is done with the one at hand, a hyperactive creativity that never settles. This is the sound of a restless creator at work. From its outset, “Moral Game” feels pretty monumental. As soon as the record churns into action, the jittering melodic keys cascade over restless percussion, as the listener is transported into a totally ethereal sonic space. The track explores this space, manipulating its shape and boundaries.

The tinkling motifs constantly shift in and out of focus, yet each sound is absolutely essential, placed in exactly the right corner of this intense, shimmering aural canvas. Each and every moment of the record has enough depth and detail to allow the listener to become utterly – and willingly – transfixed.

On repeated listens, more layers become audible, more snatches of melody and harmony breaking through the dense, rhythmic canopy. “Moral Game (Remastered Hope Edition)” was remastered due to the project leader, Åge Riisnes suffering some brain issues at the time.

“It was difficult for me to hear the track without becoming ill,” explained Åge. However, the final mix will certainly send a message across the world of electronic music. To put “Moral Game (Remastered Hope Edition)” into a genre classification would be futile as it skips through multiple categories.

Full of dynamic flourishes, the song seems to marry the more melodic beauty of the Harlequins Enigma toolset with the harder percussive style of some of their songs. However it is still an easy track to penetrate. Its pace lifts and slows and fly’s around your senses making them tingle with euphoric spontaneity.

The track’s tower of jagged rhythm, is surrounded by the menace of a pulsating beat, while undulating synth waves shift like ominous shadows in the track’s peripheries. When the final notes drift off into the ether we find ourselves quickly trying to put the pieces back together from this most enjoyable journey.

“Moral Game (Remastered Hope Edition)” covers enough ground to leave even the most hard-nosed electronic music listener satisfied. No one makes music quite like this anymore. This track sees a master craftsman return with renewed inspiration in 2019. In many ways it’s exactly what I’ve been expecting from Harlequins Enigma – and once you let the hype drain away – what is revealed, is pretty much flawless.

MORE ABOUT: Harlequins Enigma is a Bergen, Norway-based band created in 2008 by synth musician, composer, and video producer, Åge Riisnes.  Harlequins Enigma is mostly a one-man-band, but Elin Berge, Katie Leung, and Sara Jensen has served as co-members with several appearances over the years.

The primary musical creations revolve around chip-tune, electronica, techno, experimental, video game soundtracks, space, ambient, and new age genres. Notwithstanding all the health issues, which has hampered his career along the way, Åge is focused on human rights, equality, positive technology, and an affinity for a natural world.

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Harlequins Enigma – “Mau Tracks” (ft. Sara Jensen) dazzles after repeated listens! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/harlequins-enigma-mau-tracks-ft-sara-jensen-dazzles-after-repeated-listens http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/harlequins-enigma-mau-tracks-ft-sara-jensen-dazzles-after-repeated-listens#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:42:04 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36706 If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s this: Listening to “Mau Tracks” (ft. Sara Jensen) by Harlequins Enigma for the first time, is an experience. You know there’s a journey ahead of you. It’s not until you fully immerse yourself, however, that you realize how intricate and beautiful that journey is. At his […]

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If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s this: Listening to “Mau Tracks” (ft. Sara Jensen) by Harlequins Enigma for the first time, is an experience. You know there’s a journey ahead of you. It’s not until you fully immerse yourself, however, that you realize how intricate and beautiful that journey is. At his best, Åge Riisnes channels an ethereal, mysterious presence throughout the track. It combines jazz and fusion elements with European-synth-flair. The attention to progression is simply stunning; the focus deftly changes from calm to dramatic, sorrowful to triumphant. It rides on a groove that’s as instantly captivating as you’d expect it to be.

The music is heavily synth-based, but attention is paid to the percussion throughout “Mau Tracks” (ft. Sara Jensen); melodies and harmonies weave in and out of the soundscape painted by layers upon layers of synthesizers. The music present here is no immediate, rhythmic, accessible.

The arrangement commands your attention every step of the way. Although one can argue that it is as much of an existentialistic experience as it is a musical one, ultimately this only makes the track stronger as a whole. The underlying beauty found here is simply undeniable.

The experience of listening to this track can at times be one of commotion than of relaxation, as Harlequins Enigma employs mind-bending synth riffs and basslines. He draws you into his world with a sound that creates a trance-like state in the mind of the listener.

You get the sustained synth build-ups backed by repeating melodies and pulsating drums. It’s the kind of music that lets your mind take off between the beeps and whistles. While musically coherent and imminently appealing, Harlequins Enigma is a project distinct from scenes and trends. Progressive thinking is at the heart of its appeal.

“Mau Tracks” (ft. Sara Jensen) sounds like nothing else this year, or the year before, considering this track was recorded in 2018. Nor does it fit into any recent musical development beyond an incidental affinity with the resurgence of experimentation amongst a handful of courageous electronic producers.

Every electronic note and compositional element reeks of consideration and technical expertise that didn’t come overnight. In terms of impressive twists and turns, they’re aplenty. The track morphs, tangles, twists and reorganizes itself. I have no doubt that Harlequins Enigma has given us an excellent work of electronic music – a standout recording in an already peerless and consistent discography.

Crammed with ideas and fueled by a state of being, “Mau Tracks” (ft. Sara Jensen) is a track so immune to contemporary styles and aesthetics that it is almost by definition, timeless. The care lavished on the sound and theme is immediately evident – this is a track built for listening to on a decent audio system, its impressively layered blips and beats are an absolute aural delight. The song might seem dense and impenetrable at first, but dazzles after repeated listens.

MORE ABOUT: Harlequins Enigma is a Bergen, Norway-based band created in 2008 by synth musician, composer, and video producer, Åge Riisnes.  Harlequins Enigma is mostly a one-man-band, but Elin Berge, Katie Leung, and Sara Jensen has served as co-members with several appearances over the years.

The primary musical creations revolve around chip-tune, electronica, techno, experimental, video game soundtracks, space, ambient, and new age genres. Notwithstanding all the health issues, which has hampered his career along the way, Åge is focused on human rights, equality, positive technology, and an affinity for a natural world.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITETWITTERFACEBOOKINSTAGRAMBANDCAMPSPOTIFY

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INTERVIEW with singer-songwriter Sonya Kosta http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-with-singer-songwriter-sonya-kosta http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-with-singer-songwriter-sonya-kosta#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:56:51 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36700 Sonya Kosta is a singer, songwriter, and developing keyboard player who has influences from classical, rock, pop, jazz, and indie music. She has recently released ‘Wanna Wake Up’, a new song with retro-rock, symphonic elements, and impressively ethereal vocals. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Sonya has always been interested in various cultures and lifestyles. […]

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Sonya Kosta is a singer, songwriter, and developing keyboard player who has influences from classical, rock, pop, jazz, and indie music. She has recently released ‘Wanna Wake Up’, a new song with retro-rock, symphonic elements, and impressively ethereal vocals. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Sonya has always been interested in various cultures and lifestyles. She is a university graduate from the National University of Athens, where she studied English Language and Literature. She combined her university studies with singing and music theory lessons. She has lived in the UK for 3 years, where she studied performance and music part-time. As the lead vocalist of an indie band in Athens for 4 years, she has cooperated with indie label Zoey Records based in Switzerland. Having studied theatre and taken part in devised and classical performances in England, the element of theatricality permeates her lyrics, recording sessions, and stage presence.

  1. How and when did you first realize that music is what you wanted to pursue seriously?

Sonya Kosta: I have always loved music. I first realized that I wanted to be a singer while studying English Language & Literature at university. I wanted to find avenues to my creativity, and classical singing seemed to be the most appropriate medium to express myself at the time; so I started learning this particular vocal technique, which is useful for singers of practically any kind of music style.

  1. Who was your first musical influence that you can remember?

Sonya Kosta: My first influence was singer Nana Mouskouri. I adore her mellow voice singing the melodies of notable composers such as Hadjidakis. Listening to her led me to appreciate the beauty of music and in particular, the human voice.

  1. Who do you consider among the most influential artists in your genre today and why?

Sonya Kosta: Though I do not like categorizing my music into a specific genre or subgenre, I believe that two of the most influential artists in the rock scene today are Muse and the Arctic Monkeys. They both produce innovative music, and their tunes are undeniably captivating. Each group has a distinct style of course, which appeals to me and to so many other people around the world.

  1. Do you remember the first piece of musical equipment that you actually purchased with your own money?

Sonya Kosta: Of course, as I still have it and I am emotionally attached to it. It is a Yamaha keyboard consisting of 32 keys. It has proven to be very useful by helping me to gain some basic knowledge of notes and to find the correct pitch in songs.

  1. Tell us something about your current set-up? What is your favorite piece of software or hardware you use to record and/or produce your music?

Sonya Kosta: I principally use an MP3 Player with a recorder for recording my voice a cappella, and it is my favorite piece. The recorded material forms the basis for professional studio work. It is a simple and yet indispensable tool that has helped me improve my vocal skills, since listening to my own voice helps me to identify what I need to work on to sound better. I also have a portable microphone.

  1. Which ingredient do you think is the most essential ingredient in making your music sound the way it does?

Sonya Kosta: I would say that the most important ingredient is my distinctive voice, which has also been characterized as eerie by fellow artists, and this is something that I definitely find flattering. So my voice is the solo instrument in my music.

  1. You have recently released the song “Wanna Wake Up”. Every song usually has a backstory or anecdote behind it. How did this song come about?

Sonya Kosta: This song describes my quest for a state of awakening and self-awareness and after having encountered some difficulties with people in the industry. As I have mentioned in the song description on SoundCloud, one of the main themes is the importance of defying naysayers; in my case, naysayers who have questioned my abilities and personality as an artist. Creating this song is the answer that will make them hush.

  1. Do you think it is still important for artists to have formal musical training today, with all the technology at hand? And how do you think your music studies help in your music and career?

Sonya Kosta: Having formal musical training is a privilege that should not be taken for granted, even today. Throughout my lifetime I have struggled to receive high-quality training. I am now on the right track as I benefit from vocal and piano lessons by great teachers who work at reputed music schools. What is critical is finding musical training that allows you to put into practice what you have learnt and helps you improve in specific areas in which you can flourish as an artist. Obtaining a music certificate is secondary.

  1. How did you go about recording the aforementioned track? Did you play, produce and arrange the instrumental?

Sonya Kosta: First, I came up with the first two lines of the song’s lyrics. Then I created a simple melody for these two lines and recorded it by singing it a cappella on my MP3 Player.  I continued this way for greatest part of the song. I added the finishing touches to it when the time had come for the recording sessions at the studio.

  1. Did you compose both the music and lyrics for “Wanna Wake Up”?

Sonya Kosta: Yes, I am the sole composer and lyricist of the song and very proud of this accomplishment!  It is the first song that is 100% my creation. Luckily, I had a great teacher and producer who helped me to create the vision I wanted.

  1. Did you encounter any specific difficulties while completing this track? And did the final production come out exactly as you intended when writing it?

Sonya Kosta: It is a track that is demanding for any vocalist, as I needed to sustain high notes in some parts of the song in the recording session at the studio. I enjoyed it, but it has also been challenging. As they say, practice makes perfect! The final production was very close to my original intention. The feedback I had from the producer was inspirational and helped me take a new direction I had not thought of initially.

  1. Do you perform live music events/gigs? And if so, which do you prefer more – live gigs or studio work?

Sonya Kosta: I have already gained substantial experience performing live in some venues England and doing lead vocals for an indie band in Athens for 4 years. As a solo singer, I have recently performed in venues for new artists as well as at jam nights. I look forward to performing in new gigs as I now feel I have honed my craft and am more confident than ever as a performer. So I prefer live gigs more, since they enable me to connect with my audience in real time.

  1. Do you have plans to perform “Wanna Wake Up” in front of an audience in the near future? What is the crowd response you are hoping to have?

Sonya Kosta: I intend to perform it in digital platforms hosting live shows, such as NEXT Music and Stageit. Naturally, I am also open to opportunities for live events in traditional venues. I hope I will be able to win the audience with my originality and the beauty of the melody. I want to be able to seize people’s attention from the first to the last second of the song.

  1. From where do you mostly draw your inspiration – from what you see happening around you, or what evolves intimately in your heart and mind?

Sonya Kosta: What evolves in my heart and mind is often a result of what I see happening around me. It is hard to draw a line between the two. However, I am an introspective individual that tends to sift through events and evaluate situations carefully, so in that sense, you can say I mostly rely on my heart and mind to find inspiration.

  1. As an independent artist, which is the one factor you desire most (increased music distribution, more media exposure, radio play, a bigger budget etc.…) at this time?

Sonya Kosta: Undeniably, more media exposure will help me to gain a wider audience so it seems this is what I should desire most. However, my most intimate wish is achieving international radio plays, since this it is a great honor to have my music heard by people in various parts of the world and affect their everyday lives in a special way. My song has already been aired on JMedia-FM and Poze Radio, so I think I am in the right direction.

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

Sonya Kosta:  What mainly distinguishes me from others is my skill set, which consists in the characteristic quality of my voice, my talent as a lyricist, and my background in humanistic studies and performing arts.

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

Sonya Kosta: Yes I do consider them as fundamental. They have helped me discover a host of opportunities with regard to performances, radio play, and fan outreach. I am a great supporter of technology and eager to learn about new tools that can promote my career on a global scale.

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

Sonya Kosta: I used to have a hard time accepting malevolent criticism. This kind of criticism has had a negative impact on my career progression for some time. Now I am more well-equipped and discerning to cope with that kind of criticism without allowing it to affect me the way it used to.

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

Sonya Kosta: What I find most rewarding is the response I get from people who love my music. It is magical how you can touch people and make a positive difference in their lives. It is something I wouldn’t exchange for the world. My greatest aspirations are doing more gigs in Europe and beyond and winning new fans internationally.

  1. So besides music, what’s your favorite thing to do when you aren’t writing / producing / recording / playing etc.?

Sonya Kosta: I enjoy travelling, which is something I want to do more often. I like to escape to beautiful and idyllic destinations, and I especially love discovering new places and cultures. I have not yet managed to travel to many countries, so it is something I would like to achieve in the future too.

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Local Man Dies – “Cilice” – an infectious musical arrangement and floatingly euphoric vibrations http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/local-man-dies-cilice-an-infectious-musical-arrangement-and-floatingly-euphoric-vibrations http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/local-man-dies-cilice-an-infectious-musical-arrangement-and-floatingly-euphoric-vibrations#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:51:37 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36695 Spencer Hamilton, on guitar and lead vocals, started the Local Man Dies project back in 2017, as a recording experiment. But after playing together since June 2019, the venture has evolved into a fully-fledged outfit that includes John Wasson on drums and harmony vocals, Jonny Muhl on guitar and harmony vocals, and Jamie Stafford on […]

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Spencer Hamilton, on guitar and lead vocals, started the Local Man Dies project back in 2017, as a recording experiment. But after playing together since June 2019, the venture has evolved into a fully-fledged outfit that includes John Wasson on drums and harmony vocals, Jonny Muhl on guitar and harmony vocals, and Jamie Stafford on bass. The name, Local Man Dies, is meant to be a tongue-in-cheek headline, explains the band: “The idea came from the notion of making something memorable to pass on when we’re gone from the world, and for future generations to look back on as a musical heirloom of sorts.” The band, as a four-piece unit, officially kick off their campaign with the single “Cilice”, which will eventually lead to their EP release in 2020.

The single “Cilice” was written about a year ago by Spencer Hamilton, and was meant for a Halloween 2018 release, but never made the deadline. Now with the full band at hand, Local Man Dies reworked the song and got it released in time for Halloween 2019.

“Cilice”, explained the band, is a song about a man who becomes a werewolf, and the struggle between his loss of inhibitions and the consequences that come with that, upon his transformation. The track’s title alludes to the wolf’s hide as the scratchy hair shirt, known as cilice, worn as a self-imposed punishment or penance.

This is the kind of music that somehow gets you pumped and mellowed out at the same time. The drums and guitars are distinct and have their own character; the same with every other instrument in the song. On repeated play through you can hear different parts of the song stand out and it’s a new experience following the path of each individual instrument.

The vocals and lyrics are impacting and eloquent.  This is truly music you can listen to on repeat for days and it will still be fresh and exciting. I think one of the ways it shines is the way Local Man Dies pull all the elements out of the complexity of the song.

The song builds to emotional hard hitting drops, while the prime storytelling sticks to the momentum of the beat. Low tones flow smoothly until they are harshly interrupted by the intensely paced, higher pitched soaring bridges and choruses – much like the brusque transformation from man to werewolf.

Earnest writing and exquisite scoring, avoid the pitfalls of forced melodrama. Sonically, “Cilice” highlights the individual skill of each band member, which is used to devastating effect. Local Man Dies’ incredible nuanced writing and playing is on full display here.

The song is warm and mesmerizing, with an incredibly heartrending melody and subtly complex lyrics. The track manages to take everything that is wonderful about the band and condense it into one single track. “Cilice” is not just something you hear – it is something you feel.

Regardless of the high-minded conceptual narrative, “Cilice” cuts an infectious musical arrangement and floatingly euphoric vibrations. Local Man Dies have absolutely proven themselves to be so much more than I had hoped for.

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Non-Profit Project Southdogrock releases “Ride With Me”, and plan many more! http://jamsphere.com/videooftheweek/non-profit-project-southdogrock-releases-ride-with-me-and-plan-many-more http://jamsphere.com/videooftheweek/non-profit-project-southdogrock-releases-ride-with-me-and-plan-many-more#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:09:05 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36692 The southern region of Germany, close to the Swiss and French border, is home to Florian Döppert (vocals, lyrics, sax, blues harp, keyboard). With his first solo Project Southdogrock a long-held wish comes true: Creating songs based on own lyrics and musical ideas together with a professional producer. Florian found a very competent partner for this […]

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The southern region of Germany, close to the Swiss and French border, is home to Florian Döppert (vocals, lyrics, sax, blues harp, keyboard). With his first solo Project Southdogrock a long-held wish comes true: Creating songs based on own lyrics and musical ideas together with a professional producer. Florian found a very competent partner for this project: Frank Schultz, owner of PRO TON MUSIChttp://www.protonmusic.de

Many songs are still waiting to be produced but the first creation “Ride with me” is finished Southdogrock is a non-profit experiment that tries to use the available resources to produce outstanding songs. Each sponsorship will be spent to cover the production costs of the next song. When those costs are covered, any further revenues from the streaming portals will be donated to the OFFROADKIDS FOUNDATION, which aim is to create prospects for street children and young homeless people in Germany. https://offroadkids.de

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INTERVIEW: Violinist and Music Composer Iurie Sula http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-violinist-and-music-composer-iurie-sula http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-violinist-and-music-composer-iurie-sula#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:53:11 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36684 Iurie Sula was born in Republic Of Moldova in the late 90’s. He started to play violin at 5 years old, due to his father’s recommendation. In 2017 Iurie moved to the United Kingdom, where he has finished college and won the award for the “Best Violin Player in Southern England”. Iurie is specialized in […]

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Iurie Sula was born in Republic Of Moldova in the late 90’s. He started to play violin at 5 years old, due to his father’s recommendation. In 2017 Iurie moved to the United Kingdom, where he has finished college and won the award for the “Best Violin Player in Southern England”. Iurie is specialized in composing Orchestral and Classical Music. Since 2018 his goal has been to help as many talents as possible to reach their own goals in a musical career, by promoting them and composing music for them. At the end of 2018, Iurie was the composer for the Theatre Show named “I’m Woman”, directed by Dumitru Acrish which won the best theatre award at the Avignon Off Festival.

Iurie Sula’s favorite quote is: “Don’t be afraid of being wrong or making mistakes, each fail is a little step towards success”

  1. Tell us something about how you got started making music?

Iurie Sula: I started making music at 11 years old, when I needed to go to a birthday and did not have any gifts. While I was thinking what to buy as a gift, I found out that there would be a piano present, so I made a gift by composing my first song and dedicated it to the celebrated person.

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

Iurie Sula: My Father wanted me to be a Violin Player as he was a musician in the early 80’s which influenced me to go to a Professional Musical School since I was 9 years old. As well, after I came to UK and without any friends here, music became the single person who would listen to my feelings.

  1. If I was to turn on your media player right now, which artists or songs would I see on your personal play list?

Iurie Sula: I am a big fan of the old good rap, so Eminem for sure will be in the list and Sia, those are the guy’s to which I am listening most of the times.

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

Iurie Sula: Professionalism in modern Music. At least I tend to have it as my goal.

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

Iurie Sula: I think is that one strong thing is that I write and produce the songs by myself, as well I don’t really care about money in the music industry, if the music moves me and I feel good, then I have succeeded, but if the Music is done just to comply with my record’s label needs and I don’t feel happy about it, then I just ruined my life.

  1. Do you ever write a song with current trends or pure listener satisfaction in mind, or do you only compose what comes from within your natural emotions and mindset?

Iurie Sula: I have tried to compose music based on current trends, but when you finish the song you cannot feel yourself in that song. So Most of the times is just natural emotions and mindset.

  1. What is your process when writing, recording and producing your music? Do you collaborate with others and outsource any of these tasks. Or do you do everything independently by yourself?

Iurie Sula: I write, record and produce the song by myself. Whenever I need a singer, I may search for couple of months till I find the voice which I feel in the song.

  1. Could tell us something about the song “Prayer”?

Iurie Sula: Prayer is a song which has been composed for a theatre show, lately I have recovered the rights on the song so I decided to release it on some major platforms such as Spotify and iTunes.

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your career or life so far, and how did you overcome the event?

Iurie Sula: Being at a start point as a music composer in United Kingdom, I had to work all day to have the ability to compose and produce in the nights, but in the end when you see your track is done and it sounds as you wanted it, you forget all the pain through which you went to achieve the sound in that song.

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

Iurie Sula: I had a limited 2 months to compose 13 songs for the theatre show named “I’m Woman”. It was extremely challenging times, but I have done it , so now I feel more confident in myself when it comes to music composing.

  1. Is there anything you would change about how the music business works right now, or you happy with the current situation?

Iurie Sula: Streaming is a great feature for the listener, but unfortunately the Artists who does not have a huge amount of fans to be able touring, struggles to find Music as primary job, so quite a lot of extremely good ideas and songs are lost due to the fact that is quite hard to get paid being a musician.

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

Iurie Sula: Some criticism makes me laugh as sometimes it is quite ridiculous to see a person for the first time in life taking about me like he knows better how to live my life.

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

Iurie Sula: I don’t have pressure and that helps to compose from my feelings, but as well, I have to handle all the releases, promotions.

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music, and do, or will you have, a video clip for fans to watch?

Iurie Sula: Video Clips are very important for fans as well as for the artist, fans can be entertained in a slightly different way and the artist can make some money out of the promotions in the clip.

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

Iurie Sula: Honestly, I always buy Synths and Drum Machines which were used in 2000, the new technology might appear to help you to success with your music which can be true, but I feel that this technology destroys the possibility of creating a new sound, as there are now millions of ready-made samples, loops and presets which conclude with some artists having very similar songs.

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

Iurie Sula: Music should be a blank space where you come to release your emotions, when it gets that through Musicians and Influencer’s are committed some political battles, or promoted specific trends, I think that the Artist/influencer is just selling himself.

  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?

Iurie Sula: I do perform live quite often, but honestly I do appreciate that work which is in the “backstage”.

  1. Could you tell us something about your latest upcoming project? We hear it is going to be different to anything else you have done before?

Iurie Sula: Well, I did mostly classical music and now it will change slightly to a modern music, I wish to create a project where no matter who’s the artist, people should enjoy the song.

  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?

Iurie Sula: The music that you listen to reflects to the music that you are composing, even if you try to keep on your own style. So I try to not listen to any type of the songs before I sit down and try some ideas on the keyboard. This helps me to keep on my own style.

  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 the near future?

Iurie Sula: When I see a crowd of people after a show who want to talk to me about how I came with the idea of the melody.

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Damian Sage – “Drive” – a depth of emotion unmatched! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/damian-sage-drive-a-depth-of-emotion-unmatched http://jamsphere.com/reviews/damian-sage-drive-a-depth-of-emotion-unmatched#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:49:14 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=36680 Listening to the single “Drive”, is a whole different and beyond glorious experience. Singer and songwriter, Damian Sage really outdoes himself with this one. The record, tugs at my heartstrings in the best and most beautiful gut-wrenching ways. I can feel the emotion as he sings each and every lyric. Released through Dark Spark Music, […]

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Listening to the single “Drive”, is a whole different and beyond glorious experience. Singer and songwriter, Damian Sage really outdoes himself with this one. The record, tugs at my heartstrings in the best and most beautiful gut-wrenching ways. I can feel the emotion as he sings each and every lyric. Released through Dark Spark Music, a record label headed by former Guns N Roses manager, and Grammy Award winner, Vicky Hamilton, “Drive” certainly gives me the chills each time listen to it. The two simple opening lines deliver the kind of powerful imagery most lyricists strive most of their lives to write: “If you’re gonna steal from me, steal my breath. And if you’re gonna take something, take my hand.”

Damian’s music is always full and with a depth of emotions unmatched. This particular song has the same dramatic and haunting music coupled with lyrics indicative of a man who is looking for a love adventure with a very special person: “March to my own drummer most of the time. But the spell that I’m under puts a new rhythm to my rhyme. Strands of your sun kissed hair glow like an amber sky. And I know we can catch the wind if we just try.”

If you have become accustomed to some of Damian’s previous dark reflections on life, you may find “Drive” refreshing lyrically, and you are certain to dive deep into the melody and rich warmth of the accompanying instrumentation.

However, having said that, Damian Sage is known to be a lyrical wizard and his use of metaphors is by now notorious. So while we’re daydreaming about love and a girl, the narrator could be cleverly alluding to some other attraction or tempting fascination.

This time, however, I’ll go with face-value contemplation. Damian keeps rising to the bar that he continually sets for himself, and this work is another treasure to be savored, no matter how you interpret its meaning. Each word is sung like the weight of his world depends on it. His voice beams with resonating ambience, as the piano, the strings, and percussion follow suit.

“Drive” feels raw, it feels intimate, but bold in its sentiments. The song, flaunting Damian Sage’s grasp of emotions, gradually builds to a full-band crescendo, complete with a gnarly electric guitar riffs neatly packed into the arrangement. At three minutes and thirty four seconds, the song has all the time necessary to allow the melody enough space to gather poignancy.

And when you’ve got a pure voice and aim for vocal nuancing like Damian, it all becomes deeply affecting. Hauntingly intimate, yet intensely epic – “Drive” moves from steady piano chords to swelling magnificence.

When songs are this good, this heartfelt and this perfectly crafted, they’re hard to ignore. It’s impossible to listen to “Drive” without being genuinely moved. Damian Sage’s music has always had a cinematic-like quality, but this latest single takes that aesthetic to a whole new level. Damian delivers something that ignites and burns directly in your heart.

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