Pool Moon Elephant: “Island’s Eye” – the elder statesmen of modern dance music

In the last 6 or 7 years electronic dance music has turned into an even bigger monster. Avicii dominated Spotify, David Guetta headlined festivals, and Calvin Harris is one of the world’s highest-paid performers. It means that festival line-ups, the charts, and some would even argue Ibiza, are oversaturated with the stuff. But the Swiss electronic duo who go by the name of Pool Moon Elephant prove they can also hold their own relevance in a very busy genre. Riccardo Studer and Ivan Nurchis, this time around, use intriguing collaborations to remix their single “Island’s Eye” which has been released in 3

M.C. ZackAttack: “Rap Or Die!” – on his daily grind!

Zachery Duncan, or rather M.C. ZackAttack , has been influenced by new age lyrical poets who speak their mind through music since 2010. Soon he’ll be releasing his newest mixtape “Mind Over Madness”. M.C. ZackAttack  has recently dropped his single, “Rap Or Die!” Let me start off by saying this track isn’t for everyone, you either love it or hate it, I would say it’s a hit and miss for certain people.  We all know that the quality of hip-hop has gone downhill, with a lot of artists either going for shock value with vulgar lyrics or relying heavily on glossy production

MoEoStAr: “Algorythmic Intelligence” – You’ll find a sense of comfort in the quaintness

Norwegian Independent producer Mattias Gillis Winge Rudh better known as MoEoStAr, played the clarinet and saxophone in various bands while growing up. He started producing in the 1990s, but gave it up while pursuing an engineering degree. For a period in his life, he was simply an active music listener, until he discovered the new production software via a smartphone app. In 2016 he started the “less than a $1000 Album” project, where he aims to produce and release a full album on a $1000 budget. In the meantime MoEoStAr has dropped the single, “Algorythmic Intelligence”. Notwithstanding its modern technological

J.Dot & KD: “To Whom It May Concern” – Low on frills and rich with introspection!

I noticed that J.Dot makes his best music when he’s rapping about being a responsible man, or when he’s creating something with substance and meaning, as opposed to trying to make contemporary radio hits or battle rhymes (although he is an excellent wordsmith).  This is mostly what happens on his 4 track EP, “To Whom It May Concern”, that narrates the evolution of relationships in its various forms. To put it all in perspective, this sounds like a powerful and mature work. Something tells me J.Dot experienced things that impacted him over the past years and this album is bred

Jack Soundfield: “Shine” – You can dig deep or soar to the shore

By profession Jack Soundfield is an engineer who has travelled around the world. He has lived in Canada, Germany and Switzerland. Besides uncovering the secrets of the globe Jack has a passion for music and experimenting with instruments and sounds.  “Before publishing a song, it is mine alone,” says Soundfield. “After publishing it, anyone can listen to it and decide whether to identify with it, or love it, or both.” Jack, who has been composing music since 2009, recently released his debut album, entitled “Shine”. “I have to admit,” explained Soundfield, “that my girlfriend – a solfège teacher of the

G.H. Hat: “Piano Jam 2 (Ode To Kygo)” – an authentic human expression

Modern acceptance, or lack there of, in electronic music hardly comes as a surprise. Just look back through the history of music and how the 17th century technology spread. Musicians no longer had to master a particular bow technique on the violin or cello in order to play the perfect note – They just had to press a key. Can you imagine the horror of the purists at the time? They probably all thought that the piano was destroying the soul of the music. What it did though was simplify things. It reduced what was really essential and human. People

JaVez: “When I Was Uptown” has the power to captivate audiences

JaVez is a 23 year old Maryland recording artist who sings, raps, produces, and mixes his own music. The self-taught Baltimore area artist has a penchant for Kanye West, Usher, Jay Z, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Chris Brown. He also grew up listening to singers like Brian McKnight and R. Kelly. JaVez plans to one day be a successful CEO of a record label and iconic recording artist. JaVez is the true definition of an artist, he isn’t afraid to be himself and put himself out there. The lyrics alone prove that. Add in some fantastic production and the

HR Live At CBGB’s 1984 – an essential part of alternative music and punk culture

HR is most well known as the lead singer of revolutionary reggae punk rock band Bad Brains. In their day Bad Brains could have been easily mentioned in the same breath as The Ramones, The Sex Pistols or The Clash, such was their greatness. Yet the band has evolved many times in its long history, playing across many genres of music including jazz, hardcore punk, alternative rock and reggae. HR has been making music since 1976 with Bad Brains, and along the way until today, he has been acclaimed for his reckless punk screaming just as much as he has

Callum Crighton: “The Rose” – a strong ear-catching melody

Even while everything I know about my musical taste should violently reject the cheese-camp synth pop and adorable mainstream swoon songs of the 80’s, I’ve enjoyed that music ever since I was first tricked into listening to the smooth, velvety crooning of the Brit pop chart invasion during that period. I can’t really explain why I loved that music so much, I guess for the same reason people eat cheesecake: It’s loaded with sugar, almost unbearably sweet, and probably isn’t the healthiest for you, but goddamn if it doesn’t make you feel so good inside when you eat it up.

Virgil Blue: “Pain Of Loss” – gorgeous washes of sound

Virgil Blue has released his debut EP entitled “Pain Of Loss”. Inspired and influenced by Prince and Sade, Virgil, a multi-instrumentalist who started out making music at the age of six, when he picked up the saxophone, produced much of the music that can be heard on this EP. Virgil who recently moved from the suburbs of Detroit to LA has put together 6 smooth trance-like tracks that that flaunts ambient, RnB and trip-hop flavors. If you’re looking for something atmospheric and hypnotizing, then this recording may be of serious interest to you. Fragile, tender and soulful, Virgil Blue’s voice will

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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