Mortinus – “Star Chariot (Yellow Odyssey)” and “Oceania” – gently beatific music

As the months pass slowly into years, it becomes increasingly plain to all concerned that Danish electronic music producer, Mortinus is taking his craft very seriously. He has been extraordinarily prolific and has maintained an enviable level of quality in his releases. When approaching his two singles “Star Chariot (Yellow Odyssey)” and “Oceania” the question that arises is how will Mortinus sound fare in the altered musical terrain of 2020? Well the two new singles, are fine examples of some of the best ambient, chillout, downtempo and cinematic instrumental music being made today. Mortinus’ sound is alive and well, and his

Stiff Lauren – “Faith In Me” demands the spotlight!

Fearless and uncompromising, Stiff Lauren is back to deliver a triumphant track about having faith in yourself no matter what. Stiff Lauren is a hip-hop artist who is no stranger to speaking what’s on his mind. Since he hit the scene, he’s never been one to hold his tongue or been one to fear throwing the first punch. Whether or not you’ve followed Stiff from the beginning, one thing has been apparent through the highs and the lows: he’s talented and confident – his latest single “Faith In Me” is a perfect example of that. Stiff Lauren once again takes

Phreckle$ is carving out a music presence with “IDFWP”

Phreckle$ is an independent solo artist out of Los Angeles, California. She writes all her own songs, and produces professional quality artistic music videos. A precocious talent, Phreckle$, played trumpet at 9 years old in the school band, by 12 she was performing at the Carnegie Hall, and a year later she started going to punk shows. At 17 she was playing bass in 3 different punk bands. At the age of 22, she was discovered as a model and is now an internationally signed model working with the top photographers and magazines in the industry, which has put her

“No Mas” oozes with Nancy Diaz’s palatable understated sass

Canadian born Latin pop recording artist Nancy Diaz has been navigating her way through the Canadian music scene since 2011 with her pop single “Summer Addiction” along with official music video. Her sexy and sassy fusion of English/Latin music has led to the release of many well received singles, garnering her critical acclaim and audience satisfaction. Apart from firmly establishing herself among her musical contemporaries and peers, Diaz has also made her mark in the modeling world posing for magazines, fashion labels and fashion photographers such as Cliché Magazine, Deniori Couture and Monarch Photography. Directly involved in quite a few

Cyrus R.O. – “Bones” is still a skillfully crafted song

I think I expected this music to be sterile and methodical. However, to my surprise, Cyrus R.O.’s new single “Bones” from his upcoming debut album “Deconvolution” is blazingly irradiated like bundle of energy that expertly marries the organic and synthetic. Underneath it all, a darker lyrical narrative dealing with “a character struggling with their gender identity, and the fear of social turmoil that comes with that.” Everything just grooves so well together; it’s a blend of sounds that I haven’t heard done this well from any progressive, jazz, or electronic artist in quite some time. It’s a masterful melding of electronic machinery with

Temperature Falls Release The Video For Their Latest Single “1-2-3”

The sound and atmosphere of Temperature Falls is built around somewhat gritty, blended organic-electronic sounding tracks that hearken the listener back to earlier times. Their latest track, ‘1-2-3’, is a seductive track that pulls the listener in with an eerie melody, sultry vocals and an ethereal reverberating atmosphere. Mixed beautifully, this is the perfect example of what to expect from this indie trip-hop/alternative rock duo from Oslo, Norway, made up of vocalist/lyricist Camilla, and multi-instrumentalist Ian J. Ward. ‘1-2-3’ is a gorgeous, melancholic song that is heart wrenchingly beautiful. Temperature Falls is one of those bands that are absolutely necessary

Pop Music Artist DAYVID Releases Music Video for “Same Old Feeling”

This song was released last Fall on his self-titled debut EP. DAYVID explains that “Same Old Feeling” was the last song written for this EP. It reflects on an old love that was like no other. “Same Old Feeling” was co-written by DAYVID and Grammy-Nominated producer Morgan Taylor Reid (Marshmello, Jack & Jack, CHROMEO). “Same Old Feeling” is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music: http://dayvid.lnk.to/SameOldFeeling. The production is simple with piano, vocals, and an 8-member gospel choir providing backgrounds. The lyrics and vocal performance make this song meaningful and powerful. All elements support the soaring voice

Arrows – “After Hours” – Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video game sound tracks

“After Hours” the brand new full length album by Arrows, says all it needs to about the brand of retro nostalgia this kind of music evokes. The project’s sonic palette is especially dense with layer upon layer of synth sounds stacked upon one another and wrapped up in a modern production veneer that makes it bang. Every song delivers big in the keyboard hooks department and the moods are consistently melancholy and wistful throughout. “After Hours” is Arrows hitting their stride; this is what it sounds like when a young band is killing it. Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video

PWJazy – “Heroes” – the mind of an alternative creative

LA-based performer, PWJazy, is an unusual artist. His songwriting is soulful and the arrangements are mind blowing. His voice is a breath of fresh air with all of the nonsense that has been going on for years in the music scene. His singing has a distinctive tone that has not been auto tuned or fixed up in any other manner. “Heroes”, his latest single, is a really intriguing, diverse recording. I didn’t like it when I first heard it, but the uniquely experimental alternative rock sound, the bombastic lead guitars, and the dark, mysterious lyrics somehow fuse together to produce

João Tostes – “Live Ukulele Here, There & Everywhere” exhibits dazzling musical dexterity

How often do you get to hear a full length live album of twenty instrumental songs played on the ukulele? And what if those songs were being played by an artist considered to be one of the pioneers of the ukulele in Brazil? Someone who has toured the world, taking his ukulele sound, to the most diverse countries – from Brazil to Canada, Italy and South Korea, among others. Someone who dropped a parallel career as an Information Technology entrepreneur in 2017 to fully dedicate himself to music and the ukulele. The Brazilian musician, composer, arranger and musical educator, in

3Bubble & J. Gray – Transforming a 90’s vibe into a fresh modern musical experience

Labeled as the “New Outkast” by multiple publications, including the Huffington Post, 3Bubble & J. Gray are transforming a 90’s vibe into a fresh modern musical experience. The Houston duo has been bringing their energetic performance style to audiences since 2014. Empathy evoking melodies delivered by J. Gray combined with powerfully honest wordplay by 3Bubble, gives their sound an ever-evolving tone which translates to a wide variety of listeners.

Their album, LFTP Season, Vol. 1 Reloaded is being released on May 31st and is available for pre-orders now on iTunes, Apple Music, Google and an exclusive Tee/Digital Download bundle on their website www.LFTP.LimitedRun.com

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place? 

3Bubble: I’ve been in the business since 2008. I’ve always known I had the gift of gab. My cousin “KB” pushed me to take making music more seriously and so I did.

Gray: I’ve been in the music business since 2014 when 3 and I released Live From The Pentagon. I started singing in the church, and got into rapping in high school. I didn’t know I was cold until people started deleting my sessions at studios. 3 was the first person who acknowledged my talent, and saved my sessions…Lol!!!

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

3Bubble: Michael Jackson and Lil Keke.

Gray: My first was Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. My strongest was Musiq Soulchild and Project Pat.

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to?

3Bubble: Daniel Caesar, Emily King, and Jay Z

Gray: H.E.R., KING, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, and Daniel Caesar

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

3Bubble: I want people to appreciate me being an open book. Imagine having a diary and allowing the whole world to read it. I want people to feel what I feel and connect to me and my ups and downs.

Gray: We create music with the intention of it being timeless. Our delivery is unplanned and based on vibes. This allows whoever is listening to sit in on our creative process. That, mixed with our attention to melody and intricately threaded raps, is the key to our sound.

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

3Bubble: The fact that we connect to almost every genre creatively separates us from most artists.

Gray: I don’t think anything separates us from other artists. If you are making music that you believe in, regardless of genre, we are all untied. We have a different sound and a different reason why we create the way we do. But hell, that’s music.

  1. Do you currently have a preferred song in your catalog, and why is it special to you?

3Bubble: Yes. “Grace & Mercy” … It feels good.

Gray: Yes. “Never Thought” … I was actually allowed to speak the truth of what I didn’t do while my grandmother was alive.

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

3Bubble: Definitely based on real events.

Gray: Same.

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

3Bubble: Performing for the Mayor of Houston, TX.

Gray: Playing the Los Magnificos car show!

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

3Bubble: Balancing parenthood, marriage, and being an artist.

Gray: The question is too loaded to answer in a sentence. Just know, life is hard. As far as music, nothing has been hard. We are built for this.

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

3Bubble: Current events and life circumstances.

Gray: Lyrics that mean something to me. Also, a constant remembrance of sonnet style writing and harmonies.

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

3Bubble: We write all of the lyrics. We produce and collaborate on the production of the music.

Gray: Same

  1. Tell us which of you does what in this duo?

3Bubble: He writes, sings, raps, arranges, mixes and masters.

Gray: He masters, mixes, arranges, raps, sings, and writes.

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

3Bubble: Being in creative control of the music making process is a blessing. Not having the capital and resources that come from being with a major label is sometimes discouraging.

Gray: It’s exciting that we don’t have to answer to nobody. It’s discouraging that most don’t truly support until the machine supports you.

  1. If you had the opportunity to change one thing about how the music business works right now, what would that be?

3Bubble: Same as below.

Gray: I wouldn’t change a thing. Independent is independent, and label is label.

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

3Bubble: Smart, Soulful, Hood, Honest, and Amazing.

Gray: Soulful, Honest, and Intelligent.

  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?

3Bubble: Yes absolutely! Technology has bridged the gap between us as a group and our fans abroad. Technology has made the world small literally.

Gray: As owners social media and technology are extremely prevalent. As artists we make music with the sole purpose of being remembered in time.

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

3Bubble/J.Gray: LFTP Season Vol. 1 Reloaded was originally designed to be a mixtape/album. None of the songs were created with the thought that they’ll be on the same project. The album can be found on itunes, google play, and every online store.

  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 so they can get in to what you’re doing?

3Bubble/J. Gray: Visual media and videos are extremely important to us. We’ve taught ourselves how to shoot, and edit videos. We encourage all artists to be involved in the video and visual creating process. Please go watch the “Vogue” video!

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

3Bubble/J. Gray: Both! We love the studio. Just being in the studio is therapeutic for us both but performing live in front of an audience is a great feeling that’s unexplainable.

  1. What’s next on the upcoming agenda for 3Bubble & J. Gray? 

3Bubble/J. Gray: God willing, a Grammy nomination and Billboard charting!

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