Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

Rashod Holmes Announces New Single ‘The One’

The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

Hybrid Blues fuses stellar musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and soul-stirring vocals

Out of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hybrid Blues are a 4-piece band, made up of Mike Everard (guitars, vocals), Adam Pendred (bass), Mark Schaumann (drums) and award winning front-man, singer-songwriter Roy Hudson. The band signed to SGNB Records USA, has just released its self-titled blues-based album. No two songs on “Hybrid Blues” sound the same. The record not only showcases Roy’s abilities as a singer and a songwriter, but also highlights the wide range of influences that have impacted on his music. The album takes you in so many different dynamic directions that it can feel a little dizzying, while the

Marshall Artz Productionz – “Go Missing” ft. SeanQ – is incredibly hypnotic, with crystal-clear production

Released Aug 28th, “Go Missing” Prod. by Marshall Artz Productionz, is the producer’s 3rd single release since June. The track will be featured on his upcoming 2021, self-titled LP “Marshall Artz Experiment”. The song features singer-songwriter SeanQ, from Dallas, Texas. The producer’s blend of R&B-inspired neo-soul and smooth chill sounds becomes its own entity within the hip-hop and urban music world. Marshall Artz Productionz work should gain high appraisal through its colorful and subtly amped vibes that play to any genre lover’s ears alike. After listening to this track, I expect that the outpouring of demand for more of the

Evie Calabasas – “STARGIRL” – strong, sensitive vocals and soul-baring songs

Evie Calabasas is a 20 year-old singer and songwriter. She started playing guitar at the age of 6 and started singing at 15 years old. After attempting to be part of band on numerous occasions, Evie finally opted for a solo career. Her first solo project, the 3 track EP “STARGIRL”, has its title inspired by the first song she ever played live.  It is a tempered and exceptional record. It shakes, rattles and rolls with minimal, almost absent percussion, a dominantly strummed acoustic guitar and occasional keyboard interludes. Above all, is Evie Calabasas’ voice, which delivers an untethered, sweetly

Baby Lu releases her first single “Bad Stuff” on all major streaming platforms

Luna Elisabeth Jezebel Pool aka Baby Lu was born on February 5, 2002 in Frankfurt, Germany. Lu began singing and songwriting in her early teens and went to several music auditions where she was rejected because of her young age. She then decided to start making her own music after graduation in 2018. As she didn’t have any connections yet she wasn’t able to produce something properly. In 2019 she met the producer Austin Asiegbu (2aBeaatz) and started to produce her own songs. Pool has cited Adele and Demi Lovato as her major musical influences. Her other influences or inspirations

 Nishit Gajjar: ‘Ljósop’ (The Aperture) – tranquility, balance, and beauty!

Art does not mean just paintings, sculptures, or photographs, as art also comes in the form of videos i.e films as well. In fact, the attention and interest of the audience are more efficiently captured with the help of films, due to the motion and evolution of images that unroll in front of their eyes. Practically, a film says more than one image, being a form of art that is more complex, stirring an entire set of emotions and experiences in the heart and mind of the viewer. Having all these in mind, it is no wonder that films gained a lot of terrain in the past years and fascinated us with their content ever since this art form appeared.

Most of us live fast-paced lives, always on the rush to gain more financial stability and material things, thinking that this way we will know real happiness. But, unfortunately, suffocated by our quotidian routine and concrete walls, we stray further away from happiness, feeling that something is missing even though success, financial stability, and owning various assets are part of our lives. What is missing is our habit to slow down and take time to enjoy the small details that make this world so fascinating and our lives so beautiful. Art, thus, is needed to remind people that there is more to this world than just pursuing material riches. With the help of art, we can slow down, get unplugged from the suffocating modern life, and rediscover the simple joys of life and lack of worries.

Nishit Gajjar-The Producer of the film

Nishit Gajjar-The Producer of the film

Nishit Gajjar, the producer of ‘Ljósop’ (The Aperture) decided to start this project and created a unique film to show people what they are missing while they are sunk in their ordinary lives. If we could just stop for a moment, take a deep breath, and look around, we could discover so much tranquility, balance, and beauty. We need to step away from the hustle and bustle of the modern city and find escapes where we can reconnect with ourselves and the surrounding environment. So the mission of this film is to show people what they forgot to notice while being so busy, day after day, things that exist in the world in which they live, things that are seen but not noticed anymore. The producer wanted to turn on the switch of the views toward a different perspective, one that can represent an ointment to the stress and clutter of everyday lives.

This is not the first project of the kind for Nishit Gajjar. He is a renowned screenplay writer, musician and producer from India, who has also produced Time Elapses a short film and worked on post production of viral 11 minutes movie and numerous music videos and short films. He has been featured in national and international newspapers and various film, music magazines globally. His film, Time Elapses, also had soundtrack that was entirely made on Android platform by him. Thus, he became the first producer to ever adopt such a technique, showing that he is more than capable to think outside the box and look for solutions in completely new environments. The unique aspect of ‘Ljósop’ (The Aperture) is that the background score for this film is also composed on android platform in Caustic 3 application! It is a really breathtaking and beautifully made film with a powerful background score.

The film is captivating right from the start because it manages to make you see that life has various facets we forget to notice as we are buried deep in worries and material goals. Nishit Gajjar managed to create a film that opens the eyes of people in a spiritual manner, helping them realize that happiness and fulfillment lies in the small things. A simple walk to the beach, enjoying the rain, the sunset, life in general at a slower pace, is the perfect way to escape the unease triggered by the modern society and its shallow values.

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