Fitzsimon & Brogan: “Big Blue World” – a full, punchy pop sound!

Fitzsimon & Brogan is a musical project based in London, whose creators therefore logically are songwriter Neil Fitzsimon, and vocalist Bee Brogan. The two setup their songwriting and production to produce, what they describe as “pure pop for now people.” Both were previously in a band called Pretty Blue Gun who featured guests musicians such as members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton’s bass player), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and Pip Williams, who played guitar on the Walker Brothers’ track, ‘No Regrets’.  The two critically acclaimed albums were produced by Pat Collier, who produced Katrina and the

Lord Conrad: “Only You” – a journey through sound, emotion and introspection

Italian DJ, producer and model Lord Conrad, continues his prolific run with a series of acclaimed crossover hits like “Touch the Sky”, “Day After Day”, “1 Minute” and “Fight Till The End”. Lord Conrad has made it so far since his introduction to the music scene with his first release. With his innovative sound that only he can perfect, his reception is steadily growing, to beyond the strongest communication devices on the planet. Now with the release of his brand new track, “Only You”, the producer once again takes the music world by storm. His sound has drastically improved through the years, and it

Arush Dayal is a triple threat!

With a career spanning acting, singing, and writing, Arush Dayal is a triple threat. Originally hailing from India, Arush has seen a wide swath of the globe on his quest to hone his craft. He has studied at prestigious acting programs across the world including the Acting Program at the International Academy of Film and Television in Hong Kong and the One Year Conservatory at T Schreiber Studio in New York. Meisner Technique, Acting for the Camera and Commercial Acting are all facets of the industry Arush has studied in depth. He continues to perform both onstage and in front

The Frost: “Keep It Real” – There’s a classiness to this!

The Frost is a multi-genre group comprised of Leah Evans (Vocals) and Christian Gratz (Guitar, Piano). Located in Pennsylvania, their brand new single “Keep It Real” was released on December 7.  The duo emerge at a time when the ranks of sophisticated pop contenders seemed to have disappeared on a daily basis. Simultaneously chic and very creative, they thrive on the considerable charm of lead singer Evans, with her smooth chocolate voice, the instrumental talents of Gratz, as well as the pair’s impressive abilities as a songwriting unit. An absolute stand-out aspect of the new song is the way it’s

Forest Robots: “Timberline and Mountain Crest” – Inspired by natural landscapes

Let’s start of by saying that Fran Dominguez aka Forest Robots is a master at producing chilled out electronic music with heavy beats, and lots of orchestral instrumentation thrown in the mix. To call it electronic music almost seems unfair, as it implies this is music made by machines. Yes, I realize he is called Forest Robots, but this could not be further from the truth, as Dominguez’s music is pumping with life and human emotion. His latest album “Timberline and Mountain Crest” showcases 10 tracks of stunning depth, the kind of album you just throw the headphones on, turn

Edward St. Martin: “Lullaby” – blur the lines between savvy pop stylings and hard hitting kinetic soundscaping

Hailing from San Diego, Edward St. Martin has a background in film composition and classical music. His most recent single is “Lullaby”. Expectations met, superseded and immediately I hit replay. This track is going round again and I’m not the only one within ear shot of my stereo who is pleased about it. The easy laid back crossover Pop/EDM groove take is not unexpected, as I had already read that St. Martin was one for mellow tones combined with pop and soul vibes. But this track has another key element which makes a record of this nature standout. Intelligence. This

Katiah One: “Tail Spin” – an evolving, audacious artist

Soon releasing debut first EP “A Whole Lotta Water Works”, Katiah One is an artist raised on the Upper West Side of New York City. His mission is changing the common perception of the average rapper. Katiah draws inspiration from many genres including R&B and Rock, while his favorite artists include Freddy Mercury, Sam Cooke and Issac Brock.  On his latest single “Tail Spin”, taken off the aforementioned EP, Katiah deals with the deep issues of existentialism, or simply put, the meaning of a human being’s existence. Sure his talking ‘black’ talk, but you can’t go there without understanding the

Alisa Chirco: “Give Me More” – bench marked with confidence!

Alisa Chirco sure isn’t shy about revealing what’s on her mind, on her brand new single “Give Me More”, the follow up to her almost gothic-like pop ballad “Box”. Alisa sounds passionate, wanting and determined, in a driven rock song that is an anthem for empowered women. Her music here is very strong, has meaning, and is legit. The track shows that she is learning to emote in a more visceral and arguably more demonstrative way. Alisa has now escalated to being a rock chic with an attitude and bold open-confessional lyrics. A sensible direction for any reinvention is maturity, and

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “Old Folks Boogie Redeux” – true to their sound!

“Ya know that you’re over the hill, when your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill!”, this is the line that inspired Paul Barrere to write the original version of the “Old Folks Boogie”, which would subsequently feature on the 1977 Little Feat record “Time Loves a Hero”. The citation came from a line Paul’s dad – an actor at the time – picked up at a vaudeville theater. He would often sing it around the house, so eventually Paul got hooked turned it into a song. For some time, Paul’s partner over at Better Daze Records, Roger

Glorious: “Move” – throbs with club energy

Pop singer, Livetronica drummer, producer and songwriter, Glorious, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, who has been making music since she started playing drums at the age of three. Named after her grandmother Glorious Cooper, Glorious recently unveiled her single “Move”. In an increasingly crowded field of urban pop artists, you may be wondering what makes Glorious worth your time. To be sure, she boasts a lot of the qualities that her peers also bring to the table. Her song is outlined with an exquisite beat, her vocals are mesmerizing, and her persona appears spectacularly captivating. Without close

Ronnie Walka is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft

Like a cool breeze on a humid day Ronnie Walka comes in like a breath of fresh air with his new offering. Coming off of the visuals for “TIFTL”, his soulful tribute to womanhood, “You and I” is a passionate plea from a man nearing the end of a relationship that he’s battling to save. In the process of the breakup he begins to reminisce about better times yearning to turn the clock back. A real make up to break song that will have you feeling every single word. Ronnie is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft, with an amazing voice that races and soars. You will be stunned at his vocal power, range, nuanced delivery and insightful lyrics. Both the song and video are out now and available on various platforms including iTunes and Google Play. Stay tuned for more hot music from Ronnie Walka including the forthcoming EP “I am R&B”.

Ronnie Walka was born in Brooklyn, New York. The oldest of four children, he had to face difficult times in the mean streets of Brooklyn, but before he became a dead statistic, Ronnie was able to leave the streets and the gang life behind. He learned the basics of filming and writing and his creative ability allowed him to merge photography and cinematography so well that he has become very much in demand. He took it to the next level and became the publisher for Caution Magazine, but he has also produced a short film, and he is a graphic designer for many publications and books around the country.

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get your first break into the scene? 

Ronnie Walka: I was born into the music. Mother wiped at birth. My first break was with DR. Period.

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

Ronnie Walka: Sam Cooke, Patti LaBelle, Freddy Jackson, Temptations, New Edition.

  1. Which artists in your genre are you currently listening to, and respect today? 

Ronnie Walka: R Kelly, Tank, Jamie Foxx, Jodeci, Boys to Men.

  1. Are there any of these you’d be keen to work with on an original project? 

Ronnie Walka: Jamie Foxx, Tank, Boys to Men.

  1. What do you think separates you from the crowd of young artists emerging right now? 

Ronnie Walka: My experience in life. I lived a little more and went through the same. It’s like I’m at the in between… too old to be called young but too young to be called old.

  1. What do you feel are the key elements people should be getting out of your music? 

Ronnie Walka: Love and having a good time.

  1. Are your lyrics predominantly based on real events and personal experiences, or are they simply drawn from your creative storytelling skills?

Ronnie Walka: A little bit of both.

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

Ronnie Walka: Performing at the Apollo.

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music career so far?

Ronnie Walka: The loss of my love ones who believed in me and wanted to see me win.

  1. What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your songs, regardless of style, mood or tempo?

Ronnie Walka: Soul.

  1. Do you also produce the beats and write the lyrics on your songs or do you collaborate with outside sources in any of the aforementioned cases? 

Ronnie Walka: I do make beats but I like to work with other people.

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

Ronnie Walka: I’m more excited when I create fire…I’m discouraged never… Always on track no matter the time or distance.

  1. You wear many hats, as a singer, writer, actor, producer, director and celebrity photographer/videographer. Which one of these is most predominant in your heart? 

Ronnie Walka: Definitely singer.

  1. Are you satisfied with how the music and entertainment business works today in the digital era, or is there something you would change or desire more?

Ronnie Walka: I’m satisfied with it. It makes the business easier.

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

Ronnie Walka: Soulful, reality, life, love, sex.

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

Ronnie Walka: I love the internet. It allows you to do several things at one time. You can create music and showcase it at the same time. While cooking, cleaning or watching a movie.

  1. Tell us something about your latest release and where fans can find it. 

Ronnie Walka: “You and I” is my new song. It’s a relationship based story; your make up to break up type song. It’s available on iTunes and Google Play, the video is on YouTube. The project is distributed by Global Sounds Records and Entertainment One.

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music? Do you have a video you would recommend fans checkout and are you busy working on something new for them?

Ronnie Walka: Our relationship is kind of like a desperate house wife; with media being the house wife. I work too much behind the scenes so I’m not able to be on social media as much as others. As far as music video I truly believe that video is important because it paints a clear picture to the listeners. It helps guide the song in the right direction. I have a new video out titled “You and I” and I’m working on finishing my album followed by more video project for the new songs.

  1. Do you prefer working and creating in a studio environment, or performing live in front of an audience?

Ronnie Walka:  I prefer to work hard creating memorable songs in the studio so that when I hit the stage my audience can enjoy the song as much as me.

  1. You’re also the publisher for Caution magazine, creative art director for Stack Models and Titaniumgirlz Magazine. Do you still have time for any other projects, and if so, what do you currently have cooking in your creative kitchen right now? 

Ronnie Walka: Yes I’m currently the art director for Modelocity Magazine and designing Papa Wu’s new website. Along with projects for PR Guru Angelo Ellerbee and book cover designs for Mathew Knowles.

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