Modiwo – Saving the World Through Music and Apples!

Confounding expectations, Modiwo have emerged from the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains to become one of the country’s breakout musical success stories, whilst also giving their time to support charity projects around the world. Initially forming in order to provide entertainment for local orphanages and retirement projects, demand for the band’s music grew to such a scale that they agreed to become a band in their own right.

Joining together musical forces from Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Hungary, their unique anthemic dream-pop sound is embellished in their live shows with alpine horns, didgeridoos, and shakuhachi solos. Their latest track, “Never Give Up”, is an achingly blissful pillow of sunshine which brings to mind all the dreamiest elements of The Beloved.

Watch the video to Never Give Up here:

Their work for charities has also seen them charge entry fees to their gigs in donations of fruit instead of cash – all the proceeds going to local orphanages.

 

Promo for the charity event Fruit Fusion: https://youtu.be/U5R6-mFEqH4

http://modiwo.com/

 

 

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WINNER OF SONY ATV SONG WRITING COMPETITION TIFFANI JUNO SET TO RELEASE SOLO DEBUT EP GO HARD

 

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Having won Sony/ATV’s song writing competition during her college years and collaborated with a number of notable artists including Shy FX and Jakwob, the latter of whom she charted with in the UK top 40 with ‘Somebody New’, London based electro-soul singer-songwriter, Tiffani Juno, is back with her debut EP, Go Hard – an introspective collection of songs that document the turbulent years of growing up and her struggle with depression.

After winning the coveted competition from the global music publishing company at the age of 18, Tiffani found life-changing opportunities at her feet, which led to her working with famed producers such as Gorgon City, Balistiq and Dean James Barrett. She even contributed backing vocals to Iggy Azalea’s album, but Tiffani then decided to slow things down and take a break in order to figure out what she wanted to do and who she wanted to be part of that journey.

Fortunately, as she started at University, Tiffani got back on her feet and returned to her passion of making music, covering many of the topics that had troubled her previously, such as insomnia, fear of failure and her desire to succeed. Now, all these feelings have been encapsulated in Tiffani’s aptly named new EP, Go Hard.

Having tried her hand at a number of instruments during her youth, Tiffani never found one that really suited her, describing herself as ‘a bit music dyslexic’ and eventually realising that her voice was her best weapon. Despite this, Tiffani also delved into the world of acting as a child, appearing in Eastenders, Holby City, The Hoobs and Bend It Like Beckham, before focusing her talents on writing music as she grew up.

With a sleek voice that possesses a bold, reminiscent clarity, ‘kindred spirit’ Juno makes her music relatable to both mainstream and underground circles, most evidently on the new single, ‘Think About It’. Tiffani noted: The ‘Go Hard’ EP came about through me revisiting music I love and writing about what has been happening to me. On the whole, the sound of the EP is reflective of my love of UK bass and electronic music but you can hear elements of reggae, dub(step), jungle and dnb too. I love to perform and this EP has got so much energy that when I listen to it, I feel rejuvenated and it reminds me where and what I need to be doing, day in and day out, to make myself content.’

Although Tiffani’s music has a highly contemporary sound, she takes influence from a number of 60s icons, musically and culturally, including Janis Joplin, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald, who help form her crafted and soulful sound.

Naming herself after Roman Queen of the Gods, Juno, the spiritual singer songwriter will be looking to crown herself as the Queen of her own genre, blending dance and dub-influences with her alternative brand of R&B.

Listen to her new EP ‘Go Hard’ here: https://soundcloud.com/fatback-records/sets/go-hard-ep-tiffani-juno/s-vp70M

 

‘Down The Aisle’ by Music Theory

Making a quality pop song in this day and age can seem like an impossible task, but emerging Egyptian artist, Music Theory, seems to have cracked the code for it and here’s the secret: keep it simple.

Music Theory thrives on classic instrumentation and song-structuring which he couples with simple, but heartfelt lyricism. So often these days, we see artists trying to do too much to stand out from the crowd, but sometimes it’s worth just going back to the basics and original tried-and-tested recipe as you know that it works!

Through this well considered song writing process, the talented songwriter tackles issues as diverse as love, hope, despair, loneliness and inner conflicts. And evidently, ‘Down The Aisle’ is about as quintessentially love song as it gets. Well worth a listen!

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/musictheory2016

https://www.facebook.com/musictheory2016/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHe1k5TPYkM8EHLiaDkL_w

http://www.musictheory.zone

M3staken finishes trilogy with ‘Rain’

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Hailing from South Carolina, concept artist M3staken (M3) has ended his trilogy of albums with Rain. After the releases of Apex and Water Colors, which announced the eccentric style of M3 to the world, he has continued in much the same vein with the latest record.

Although Apex experimented with a hint of classical piano, juxtaposed with M3staken’s fracturing producer style, the second and third records focus on complicated beats and a haunting ambience.

Although M3staken takes inspiration from contemporary acts such as Joey Bada$$, Jamie XX and FKA Twigs, these influences are mere hints that the talented young producer draws upon when concocting his complex style of music.

As the last piece of M3’s trilogy, he notes that this is the album that has meant the most to him due to its conclusive nature that seems to summarise his style. M3 commented that Rain is ‘loosely connected to my two previous works and it is primarily a collection of my personal favourite songs’.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

After working alongside K Koke, J Keys drops party anthem ‘Red Carpet (The Remix)’

Following the success of his previous singles, J Keys returns with the highly anticipated ‘Red Carpet (The Remix)’, escaping his usual style. With party vibes and an urban edge, J Keys released his unique Ibiza anthem April 14th 2017.

J Keys is no stranger to the industry, having worked alongside artists such as K Koke and Little Mix vocalist Megan Cotton. The artist has also explored the world of acting, appearing on shows such as The Bill and Eastenders and a number of short films.
After dropping his debut album ‘When Idols Become Rivals’ a few years ago, J Keys has had a dedicated fan base, eagerly waiting for his next release. ‘Red Carpet (The Remix)’ is sure to shock his followers with the feel good party track, perfect for blasting out on those summer nights.

Adam Lanceley: ‘A Villa On The Cliffs’

Taken from Adam Lanceley’s recently released EP, Back To The Sunshine, ‘A Villa On The Cliffs’ exhibits some of the London based singer-songwriter’s best work to date.

Adam’s punchy vocals are a staple as always, but these make way for a beautifully harmonic chorus break driven by organs and string sections.

During his youth, Adam was unfortunately involved in a horrific car crash that left him with severe head and spine injuries. After being told that it was unlikely he would make a full recovery, Adam put everything he had into proving them wrong.

It is this determination and lifelong attitude that Adam has used to forge himself a career in creating music. He even runs 10ks and marathons in aid of his favoured charity, The Brain and Spine Foundation, for which any proceeds from the new EP will be donated to.

Links:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

https://www.facebook.com/adamlanceleymusic/?fref=ts

https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

Beldon Haigh searches for ‘Freedom’

‘Freedom’ is the new anti-Trump protest song written by Scottish singer-songwriter, Beldon Haigh.

Whilst you might be wondering why a Scotsman is passionate enough to write a song against the new President of the United States, he actually has a justified cause. Beldon’s wife is a Honduran immigrant whose family in the US are fearing for their lives and the threat of deportation under Trump’s reign. On top of this, Beldon is the father of three children and he feels that Trump’s views are not what we should setting as an example to the younger generations.

Consequently, after the idea for the song came to him in a dream, Beldon penned his song and began to get it tracked at his home studio in Falkirk, before voyaging off to New York to record the piano and strings and finally having the track mastered in LA.

Beldon’s music is all about voicing the sentiments of thousands, if not millions and he does this through a potent combination of clever, often witty, songwriting and clean, uncomplicated musicianship that allows the true meaning of the song to take centre stage.

Check out Beldon on social media here:

Links:

https://twitter.com/beldonhaigh

https://www.facebook.com/Beldon-Haigh-Freedom-An-Anti-Trump-Protest-Song-1270990246327550/?fref=ts

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/freedom/id1195525999?i=1195526008