Digital Gringo: “Project Mayhem” cannot be described as anything less than brilliant!

Right of the cuff, two things caught my attention about Modesto, California creative, Digital Gringo. Firstly, his biography reads: “Digital Gringo is a rapper that raps”. And secondly, how many rappers do you know that rhyme perfectly to the funky beat foundation of Earth Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove”? But my enchantment with this atypical rapper didn’t stop there, while listening to his aptly named 12 track album – “Project Mayhem”. In fact, as a description, ‘mayhem’ may actually be an understatement once you’ve run through the entirety of this recording. The tones and moods on this album run from

Omar Bowing: “Women” – the expansive arrangement gives it a progressive bent

Omar Bowing is an independent musician and songwriter located in Austin, Tx. Omar who plays the guitar and guitarviol works with a revolving group of musicians to bring his songs to life. In particular he often collaborates with Tyson Yen, who has lent his voice to almost all of Bowing’s tracks. Omar Bowing’s latest musical creation is simply entitled “Women”. Though mirroring the endeavors of history-making females, the track intends to be a respectful tribute to women in general – from mothers to wives, and sisters to nieces, daughters, friends and co-workers, etc. And in fact the track releases on

Glocck Vee: “IDGF ABOUT YO HITTAS” delivers sharp, telescopic views

Glocck Vee, is an American rap artist from Albuquerque, NM. He has overcome adversity in his childhood and now makes music about his experiences.  His latest single “IDGF ABOUT YO HITTAS” features Mike Beezy Bad Azz, a recording artist, and engineer. Glocck Vee currently works with Juelz Santana, Big Trill, And Maino, and has also collaborated with Mr.Pookie from Dallas TX, Stoney Crook Records. This is a track driven by reactionary outbursts of authenticity and real hip-hop. It’s a robust and dynamic project. Glocck Vee is pure, and, arguably, blunt. His latest single loads several compelling rounds of rage. And

The Jon Johns: “Road Trip Mixtape” – an adventurous attitude!

The Jon Johns are a duo of musicians/producers who have been making music together since 2018. Their music binds the past and the present together into a harmonious sound with musical influences from the 60’s to now. One-hundred-percent independent, the Jon Johns do everything from writing, playing, recording, producing, mixing and releasing their own music. They currently have their 9 track “Road Trip Mixtape” out now. Within minutes of the mixtape kicking into life, this supremely confident recording suggests a band at the peak of their powers, occupying their own orbit. It starts with “Make My Day”, a vast, expansive

Marcela Iglesias: “Human Doll” (feat. Eric ‘Well Written’ McCoy) – fun, bouncy and all around enjoyable

Love it or hate it, you cannot deny that Plastics of Hollywood are gaining traction and making serious waves in the entertainment industry. Spearheaded by Los Angeles, California, Talent manager and producer Marcela Iglesias, the community of plastic surgery enthusiasts are spreading their reach into the film, TV and music spheres. From Ken dolls to Jessica Rabbit and Britney Spears lookalikes Plastics of Hollywood have spent millions of dollars on surgery and aesthetic procedures altering and adapting their looks. Their aim is to simply feel happy and fulfilled in bodies they adore. By the very nature of its scope Plastics

Interview with Californian band City Kings

City Kings is an alternative rock band from Chino, California. Though mainly known for playing heavier hard rock sounding tunes, the band has a very versatile array of musical knowledge. They perform acoustic and softer renditions of their songs on streets of the Inland Empire, or original versions of songs on stages in local venues. The three-piece collective is made up of Chris, Adrian and Ruben. How and when did the City Kings project start and who are the collaborators involved? Christian Blankenship (City Kings): City Kings was basically started on Craigslist! I met our singer and guitarist Adrian after

Midas Well: “3am”- moments of pure body-high pleasure

Midas Well is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Austin, Texas. His album “Golden Rule” is coming soon to all streaming platforms via Jurnt Entertainment, along with his single “3am”. Midas raises the stakes in this stunning narrative. In lesser hands, all this creative weight could feel leaden. But Midas proves himself to be a craftsman, and gets the job done. Midas Well is a great musical artist and his new single shows that in a beautiful showcase of music.  “Golden Rule” is an album with a generous helping of highlights, not least because of Midas’ enviable vocal

DJ Raw B & Luke Sick: “Head Chucka” – a panoply of mic and beat making skills

DJ Raw B & Luke Sick are a hip-hop duo from the Bay Area. Their friendship grew into a partnership that led to collaborations on past tracks and projects. An album had been a goal for the duo, and that dream has finally been realized with “Born Illness”, an eight track LP that’s currently available on all music platforms. The album was produced via a digital collaboration between DJ Raw B and Luke that spanned the course of a year. This release shows a rapper and a beat maker who prove that they are not going anywhere soon. Both unwrap

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Born in Arles, Southern France, Sevy Campos began to sing and play guitar at a very early age with the desire to follow in the footsteps of the famous Gipsy Kings, who are from his hometown. During his teen years Sevy across all of Europe, and lived in the UK for 5 years He then returned to France before going to Germany. His song “Thirsty” ft. Samuel Wallace, has been aired on MTV, and is currently play-listed on more than 160 radio and TV channels around the globe. Currently preparing his upcoming album, Sevy Campos is also planning to announce

OfficialVybe: “Anubis” – authentic, unaffected and uninfluenced

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SKOWT is Revolutionizing the Independent Music Industry!

Kuala Lumpur: SKOWT, an innovative new music platform which caters to unsigned and independent talents, presented awards for the SKOWT-VIMA Best New Act at the SKOWT-VIMA Microawards Music Showcase at Oasis Discovery Centre (ODC), Ara Damansara.

Present at the ceremony were Skowt Head of Operations Kumar Krish, Head of Talent Khai Aziz and founder of VIMA Siva Zaphod Chandran. The top 3 winners were Mero (1st Place), Tash (2nd place) and Airwaves on Fire (3rd place).

Quote from  the winner, Meroshana Thaiyalan – Singer songwriter, classical veenai instructor, doctor:

“Winning the SKOWT-VIMA award has been a surreal experience for me. From a girl who turned to her piano and  scribbled out her feelings into lyrics, who  never knew she had a chance to be heard, to winning the Best New Act award, this is for me, a huge milestone.

I’ve always believed in my dreams, but it’s magical to finally be able to see it come to life. I’ll never stop making music, and this award has just given me that extra confidence that will help me live and balance both my dreams, music and medicine.

Music is, the best medicine after all!

I thank my family, my loved ones and my supporters who believed in #meronation, Lawrence Soosai, Alan Thoo, the beautiful cast and crew behind Heart of Steel’s MV, SKOWT and VIMA. None of this would have been possible without all of you, all my love to each and everyone of you.”

The award, jointly organized and managed with VIMA Music Awards, was aimed at unearthing new Malaysian music talents and to help grow the acts onto the global stage.

We were very happy to once again partner VIMA in recognising talent in the independent music scene. The SKOWT-VIMA 2018 Best New Act nominees and winners clearly highlights the quality of talent we have in the independent music scene. It was a humbling experience picking out the winners – everyone was very talented!

 Congratulations to the winners Mero, Tash and Airwaves on Fire!

 Since launching SKOWT, we now have 1000+ independent artists/bands and we are looking to find and support more independent artists globally. We have recently launched our new app and would like to encourage everyone to download and discover the artists that we have on our database. What we need are more partners that share our vision in supporting independent artists joining forces with us.” shared SKOWT founder Jheeva Subramanian.

Voting for the competition was held online on the SKOWT Facebook page (27th October – 2nd November) with 23 nominees selected from the SKOWT database.

Winners Mero and Tash took to the stage to perform their songs while guest band Social Circuit revved things up with some energetic numbers.

SKOWT also announced that it will be working closely with ODC in organizing and bringing more music related events to create a local music talent hub.

“We look forward to working with SKOWT to start our music talent hub and programs which will be led by the pool of independent artists from SKOWT. We believe through this music platform, the community will be brought closer, drawing more young talents” said AL Jazzura, Project Director of ODC.

ABOUT SKOWT – www.skowt.it

SKOWT enables unsigned artists to upload their songs and biography online, giving them the opportunity to connect with streaming music fans, other artists, licensing managers and event organizers. The platform is free to use and open to all independent artists or unsigned bands, regardless of their genre, language or location. The only registration requirement is that the artist must not be signed to any record labels. All of the music on SKOWT are uploaded by the artists, which makes it the ideal app for music fans, managers and media seeking new talent. Listeners will have the chance to like or dislike songs and build playlists. Based on the songs with the most likes and listens, SKOWT will build a Top 10 chart that features the most popular songs from the past week.

ABOUT VIMA

VIMA (which stands for Voice International Music Awards) is considered the most important and anticipated music award in South-east Asia. Launched in 2008, the awards has become a benchmark for many awards platform across the globe and often acts as a launch pad for music acts tipped to be the next big thing. Some of the past winners include Yuna, Altimet, The Great Spy Experiment (Singapore), Joe Flizzow, Project E.A.R (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia), Prema Yin, K-Town Clan, Ze Rebelle, Sasi The Don, Alex Subryn, An Honest Mistake, Inch Chua (Singapore), Feez Madea (Brunei), Electrico (Singapore), Pop Shuvit, Melissa Indot and many more.

Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/vimamusicawards

Website                  : www.globalvima.com

SKOWT Links:

Website          : www.skowt.it
IOS app           : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skowt/id1386811096?ls=1&mt=8

Android app  : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.music.skowt

Facebook      : https://www.facebook.com/skowt.it/

Twitter           : https://twitter.com/skowt_it (@Skowt_it)
Instagram       : https://www.instagram.com/skowt.it/

Contact person: Kumar Krish, 013-6424336; kumar@skowt.it

 

 

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