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

POOL MOON ELEPHANT: “FLUKY ISLAND” – a relentless appetite for new music

Released June 21 via the Symphonic Distribution label, “FLUKY ISLAND” is the brand new 5-track EP from electronic duo POOL MOON ELEPHANT. A storming journey through various rhythmic styles, combining the duo’s skills to create imaginative feel-good moments, the EP spearheads a new wave of indie dance electro-inspired tracks while embracing the love for warm synths, sparkling heights, gentle electric textures and deep drums. POOL MOON ELEPHANT is the moniker under which the Swiss electronic music duo composed of Riccardo Studer and Ivan Nurchis, undertake their creative journey through the electronic world of music and animation. Both have double-decade experiences in audio-visuals, and working for film and TV

The Hooplas: “Midas Touch” – a statement of intent!

The Hooplas are a modern progressive rock group from Ocean City, MD. Twin brothers Adam (Vocals/Guitar) and Ben Martin (Bass/Vocal) started the band. While their musical influences might not be identical, they share the love of making music. Musicians Cody Bush (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Lovechile (Drummer) and Seth Paul (Synth) round out the band’s roster and form the unique, fresh sound that defines The Hooplas. From their “American Junk EP” comes the band’s latest single “Midas Touch”.The musicianship on this single is impeccable. Flawless guitar riffs changeup like Adam’s voice, from wall-shaking, twin guitar rhythm crunch, to the divine solos straight from the

Me’Chell: “Live Out Loud” – ready to dominate the radio airwaves!

Me’Chell is a model, actress, singer and host, who has released her high energy club single “Live Out Loud”. This latest effort highlights the artist’s uncanny ability to craft a pop hook that will stay lodged in the listener’s head for days after, capable of causing a “repeat” disorder. Me’Chell vocals are melodic and distinct; her material is inspirational, endearing and relatable, carving a path towards stardom. While she gives a tight delivery on the touching verses, it’s the uplifting chorus of “Live Out Loud” that will allow this effort the chance to dominate the radio airwaves. It is a chant, a plea an invitation, to be the best you can be: “So let the breeze blow through your hair. Let the stars just take you there. You can be from anywhere. Just make a statement, and live out loud!”

Me'Chell

Me’Chell

And if you think that this is some superficial call to carefree hedonistic partying, think again. The lyrics come from a much deeper place, as Me’Chell herself explains: “Live Out Loud is a song about living life to your highest potential. It’s about how even though life can really knock you down at times and feel really hard, we’re meant to do what we love and “live out loud.” It’s an anthem that’s meant to inspire people to be who they are, be proud, and live happy and freely despite any hardships and curveballs life may throw at them. No matter who you are, where you’re from and what you’ve been through, you deserve to live the greatest life possible.”

But Me’Chell also gives a touching and personal insight of where the rudiments of this song come from. “I was a journalism and political science major, applying to law school and living a life that wasn’t truly fulfilling. My brother passed away in late 2013 which was not only a dark cloud in my life – that I thought would never lift – but it was also the moment where I asked myself, “life is short, who am I doing all of this for?”

Me’Chell finished the school year and decided to move to LA and pursue her true dream of being a singer. Despite the hardships she faced in life, she has still been able to smile and persevere in being who she feels she is meant to be, and now she wants to inspire others to do the same.

There’s one thing you can’t deny about Me’Chell: she is not your clichéd shallow female dance and pop singer blurting out hooks, and she has a most recognizable voice to match. “Live Out Loud” is a grower. Opening with tranquil production, surrounding Me’Chell’s calm and collective performance, the song quickly changes gears when the Top 40-ready chorus bursts through the speakers. The artist’s enunciation of some of the words on the lyric sheet, give the track the necessary dynamics, ultimately becoming an infectious and engaging, club-thumping, and inspiring anthem.

Add to the artistic package, her attractive physical attributes and her intriguing demeanor, which transpires through the video of “Live Out Loud”, and you can be sure that Me’Chell will continue to make a name for herself – not just because she wants to, but because she deserves to!

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