Richy: “#RichySeason” – seething tone seals the beats together!

Upstate rap artist MBK Richy from Auburn, NY has released his album “#RichySeason”. The album starts with a bang with the lead single, which is also a video, “Talk That Shit feat. Leedreamer” it’s totally unrelenting and is a good foreshadowing of what this high energy album is going to be. Richy has a great choice in beats that separates him from the herd, and forms part of that specific trait that runs across this entire album – he will do anything to keep you interested – from the beats to the rapping. Richy has a very good vocal range for an

Mr. Flames: “Local Kingpin – EP” – mastering the role he’s developed for himself

Scartobe Galantae Flames aka Mr. Flames is of African American, Cuban, and Italian descent. Originally from the east side of Cleveland, Mr. Flames currently live in Dayton, Ohio. Growing up was rough for Mr. Flames due to being a part of the typical struggle for an African American family, so he went to the streets in search for money. As time progressed through his hustling days, Mr. Flames moved up in reputation as the local kingpin. He then decided to pick up the microphone and give rapping a shot. After losing both parents, he came up with the name ‘Scartobe

Kiki Sire: “Rutina” – exciting rhythms and smooth vocals

Kiki Sire is a Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Composer and graduate of the Matanzas School of Musica in Cuba where he studied alongside many great Cuban musicians by day and performing salsa music in the festivals and clubs of Havana, Varadero and Mantanzas by night. Kiki who has performed with many great musicians, has made regular appearances on TV and Radio and won many awards and talent contests for his singing. “Rutina” is a salsa album composed, performed and produced by Kiki Sire containing 8 original compositions. Kiki Sire is undoubtedly well versed in the art of musical conversation, as he is

Owl Company: “Horizon” carves out blistering rhythms

Owl Company is a band from São Paulo, Brazil that combines hard rock influences from the 70s to the 90s with modern rage and brutality, creating a sound that is fresh, aggressive, and engaging. Launched in 2015 the band has built a strong presence in São Paulo, playing all the premier venues in town. Their first single “Condescend,” quickly grabbed attention locally and now the band is setting its sights on crashing international borders. Owl Company’s chosen vehicle to get them where they need to be going is their full-length debut album “Horizon”, set to drop July 14th 2017. The

Harmony Drive: “Be There” – fresh, upbeat and vibrant music!

Most times you can gauge the potential quality of a creative project just by gazing through its credits. In this case, the single by Norwegian band Harmony Drive – “Be There”, was recorded in Denver, Colorado. With help of production duo Glenn Sawyer & Rich Veltrop (Tom Petty, Ozzy Osbourne, Macy Gray), and Dave Elitch (Mars Volta, Killer be killed) on drums. The music video, filmed in Norway and the Philippines, features the multi-talented Supermodel, TV-host, and Surfer Mona Lisa Neuboeck. Of course for the potential quality to transform into effective quality you need a stunning song and band. Lars

Delta Station: “An Unexpected Turn of Events” – the experience is more epic and cinematic

The little 14 year old Australian genius who goes by the moniker of Delta Station, has a new album out. And, somewhat predictably, it’s another utter and perfect treat. Before you listen to Delta Station’s latest album you really should leave all preconceptions at the door. Despite the connotations of the album’s title, “An Unexpected Turn of Events” is a joyous affair. It is an album that is warm, exhilarating, and incredibly uplifting and it is his greatest piece of work to date. Delta Station has only been in the production craft since June 2016, but has already released two EPs, previous to this album.

The Valium: “Amazing Breakdowns” – walking the high-wire intersections of visceral punk-rock expression and high art perfection

The Valium hooked me as soon as I heard the first track “Too Many Dreams Of Rock N Roll” from freshly released album, entitled “Amazing Breakdowns”. This was an album that hit me in the gut and instantly dragged me along for the ride. After listening to it, I must say that this is one of the most unique, interesting and high-energy bands I have ever heard in the alternative rock scene of late. Though taken from a myriad of influences, their sound is completely their own and every song sounds unique to their band. I can’t really imagine some

Newborn: “Honey Trap” – something of a perfect alchemy

The Coney Island, Brooklyn-based band Newborn was formed by  high school friends Allen James (vocals/guitar) and Eric Weglicki (guitar/bass/vocals) and a love of rock spanning from Metallica, Nirvana, to Muse. After many years of jamming together they decided to form a band. Newborn played their first show December 2014 which was followed by the release their debut EP “Broken Virgo”. The band has since evolved musically, adding drummer Dave Goldenberg, and going from strength to strength, culminating in the release of their latest single, entitled “Honey Trap”. The song features Newborn’s most diverse lyrical palette to date. The result is a cohesive,

Gloom Influx: “First LP” – looping the listener into a nostalgic yet futuristic world

Montréal-based musician Luc Leclerc, aka Gloom Influx, delivers a unique and powerful blend of metal and synthwave, influenced by 80’s movies and video game soundtracks, heavy metal, and contemporary artists like Justice, and Carpenter Brut. Sometimes you need to listen to music that makes you feel like you are in the future in outer space and somehow the 80s never ended. And sometimes you want to add elements of robots, monsters and fear. When you want those things, there are few better than Gloom Influx . Whether you come at this album from the perspective of someone into synthwave, darkwave

Jigsaw Man: ‘No Home’ – a self-produced EP with strong stoner overtones

The 4 track ‘No Home’ EP is the debut release from Jigsaw Man, the moniker under which singer-songwriter Steven Faulkner is releasing original material. “It’s nice doing things under a pseudonym because you can be more personal about the lyrics, and because you have that separation,” said Faulkner, continuing: “In my head the lyrics belong to Jigsaw Man, so I can be more honest and personal. I can write far more honestly and I’ve certainly done that on this EP. In the past I’ve always looked for metaphor or simile but this EP is very honest.” Playing since he was a

Trinity Ward has crafted a way to blend electronic music with a science fiction theme

While sci-fi may not be the first thing people think to fuse with music, independent artist Trinity Ward has crafted a way to blend electronic music with a science fiction theme, one of his biggest loves next to creating music. He calls this fusion scifitronica. A solo artist on keyboards, including synths and samples, and some backing vocals, he draws inspiration from a variety of genres, from dance and ambient to metal, particularly in his track “Reactor,” off his latest album. Fans have described his music as “a good mix of Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream and New Order” and as having “elements of early Depeche Mode with a touch of Kraftwerk and the merest hint of Yellow in a backbeat.”

Having released four self-published albums over the years, Trinity Ward kicked off his discography with Enter the Infinite in 2010 followed by Echoes From Earth in 2011. Two years later, he released Soul Destroyer (2013). His latest album, Reactor (2014), is an exciting journey into a wide range of EDM with flourishes of other genres, such as the aforementioned metal influence on the album’s title track. He’s currently hard at work on a new album, which he plans to use to continue to expand his reach to fans across the world.

trinity-ward-400One interesting aspect of Trinity Ward’s career is that he is an entirely recording-based artist. Not performing live, he may seem to lose out on potential fans in his local scene in Wellington, New Zealand. But his focus on online promotion has still propelled him to global fame, including more than 122,000 likes on Facebook, an impressive number for an independent artist.

Trinity Ward has been featured by a few different media outlets, including Sine FM, based in Doncaster, UK, and DCR Dover Community Radio, based in Dover, UK, on terrestrial radio as well as Internet outlets, such as Earbits Radio, based in Venice, Calif., NBTMusicRadio, based in Berlin, and RelaxFreeRadio.org, based in New York. He’s also been featured in a couple of articles on Sound Sunday from MakeUseOf.com, including “Free Electronic Dance Music: Stream, Download & Party” and “Don’t Dance, Just Move: Electronic Dance & House Hits Remixed & Inspired.” Also, Klick Push selected him through ReverbNation to make his music available for download as part of online promotions.

Trinity Ward has earned notable recognition as of late for his recordings this year. NBTMusicRadio named his album Reactor the 18th best album of 2014 out of 150 albums. NBTMusicRadio also named his track “Evaporator” the 52nd best song of 2014. This recognition has been realized without the help of live performances but rather the expansive reach of the Internet and Trinity Ward’s sheer determination to be heard across the globe.

Trinity Ward’s track “Mayak,” off Reactor, was featured on WiFi PR Group’s Indie Anthems Vol. 9, a compilation of international independent artists spanning a wide range of genres who WiFi PR wants to put on the radars of music lovers and industry tastemakers the world over. Released at CMJ Music Marathon in New York City in October 2014, the digital mixtape was handed out on 3,500 download cards to festival attendees, and 1,500 more download copies are available on the Indie Anthems Bandcamp page. This compilation feature has helped Trinity Ward receive still more widespread exposure for his unique scifitronica sound.

With a new album on the way, Trinity Ward is set to continue to expand the reach of his music to new and loyal fans far beyond the borders of New Zealand. Putting scifitronica on the map is both his dream and destiny, and it will be exciting to see what he does next with his upcoming album.

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