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

Corlioni: “Destiny” has a genuinely refreshing effect!

In case you’re not down with the nomenclature being thrown around the EDM community currently, on his latest track, “Destiny”, electronic producer Corlioni, comfortably slides into the trend-setting genre called ‘Tropical house’. Though, it would be correct to say that the masked British producer is not really confined to that specific genre at all. Tropical house is a more relaxing yet uplifting form inside the EDM craze, a response to the grimy, dark sounds of the dubstep craze which has been losing steam for the last several years. Rather than deep bass growls that sound like a broken inkjet printer,

DJ DezZ: “SometimeZ” – a tour-de-force!

Fast forward a quarter of a century and the phrase ‘Deep House’ has become to mean something completely different from its first incarnation during the halcyon days of house. It’s hard to move in the overpopulated market of all things ‘deep’ these days, but in amongst the monotony of the same old EDM samples and generic preset bass lines are a number of artists that really are able to tickle your fancy. One such EDM producer that we believe has kept it deep, down and dirty so far in 2017, with the release of his single “SometimeZ”, is Charlie Desi aka DJ

Toni Castells: 2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal? – The emotion is very compelling

Toni Castells is a Hispano-British composer currently based in London. A lecturer at Imperial College London and the London College of Music, his sonic worlds transpire an inherited precocious classical training with an inventive use of modern technologies to create unique and distinctive soundscapes. Castells latest musical endeavor is entitled ‘2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal?’ which explores the prediction by computer engineer and futurologist Ray Kurzweil that the year 2045 will see the start of a new era in which human and artificial intelligence will merge, man will cease to age and so acquire the potential to live indefinitely. In the original interview with Kurzweil

Jade Steel – entertaining audiences worldwide with cutting edge rock music!

Singer – Author Jade Steel for many years now, has been entertaining audiences worldwide with cutting edge rock music, containing stories of subjects that range from high hopes to post-apocalyptic warfares with heroes and villains. Stories that tell of world strife and his travels around the globe, and as of late a story revolving around a stone with a single green spot, a rare Green stone that makes up a powerful unique time travel device called, “The Rondo”. As a successful performer and story teller, Jade was born in San Francisco after the summer of love to hippy revolutionary parents. Fresh out of high school he first came into the public eye as a lead singer for a young punk band called Corrupted Youth. After that he become the lead singer for the Northern California Metal Band called “Cold Steel”. During the creation of his first solo album, “Jade Steel”, the world renowned festival “Reggae on the River” was started in Jade’s hometown, and allowed him to become partake and to become exposed and explore other genres of music such as rock and reggae.

  1. How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?

Jade Steel: since I was 15, I started singing in a punk Rock band Corrupted Youth. Now it’s been 20+ years

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

Jade Steel: Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Beatles Stones AC/DC.

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to?

Jade Steel: So many can’t list…I love many.

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

Jade Steel: Microphone, I have always been a writer.

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  1. Tell us something about your current band and instrument setup?

Jade Steel: Guitars, bass drums, sometimes 2 guitars.

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

Jade Steel:  Both, I love both.

  1. Which one of your original songs gets your adrenalin running the most, when performing in front of an audience?

Jade Steel: – Good question, it remains to be seen…

  1. On which one of your songs do you feel you delivered your personal best performance so far, from a technical point of view?

Jade Steel: – So far I think “Hold the Stone” is still in the lead, but everyone seems to have they’re own favorite.

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

Jade Steel: Having a good producer that understands the music is essential.

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  1. If you were forced to choose only one, which emotion, more than any other drives you to stay in this tough business?

Jade Steel: Heart!

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

Jade Steel: – I like it when the music takes shape and the songs begin to grow, I also like to see the way it affects the fans…The actual music business sucks, it’s cutthroat and merciless, it all boils down to Money not talent.

  1. Tell us something about your songwriting processes. Do you allow songs to come to you naturally or do you lock yourself up in a room and work at it?

Jade Steel: both

  1. How involved are you in any of the the recording, producing, mastering and marketing processes of your music. Do you outsource any of these processes?

Jade Steel: – I’m very involved in all but mastering. No outsourcing yet.

  1. The best piece of advice in this business you actually followed so far, and one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Jade Steel: Luck, perseverance, campaigning, touring.

  1. At this point, as an independent artist, which is the one factor you desire most, and feel will undeniably benefit the future of your music?

Jade Steel: – A good team, and promotion.

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  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites, as fundamental to indie music in general, or do you think it has only produced a mass of mediocre “copy-and-paste artists, who flood the web?

Jade Steel: – There is a lot of “saturation” but it also increases the competition of being a good artist.

  1. What is the title of your latest release and where can fans find it?

Jade Steel:- “Jade Steel & Emerald Triangle “Hold the Stone” internet, tours and Radio.

  1. What do you think is the biggest barrier you have to face and overcome as an indie alternative rock artist, in your quest to achieve your goals and wider-spread success?

Jade Steel: – Overcoming the huge budget of a successful promotional campaign.

  1. Let’s imagine for one second that you had the chance to be in any word-famous band (from past to present) of your choice, who would that band be, and why?

Jade Steel:- Mick Jagger, he swallowed the world.

  1. What is the ONE thing you are NOT ever willing or prepared to do, in your quest to achieve success?

Jade Steel: – Sacrifice my ethics!

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