Wicked Empire – Blow the Roof Off

One of the rising stars of America’s EDM scene, Wicked Empire, otherwise known as Chris Dickinson, manages to balance a career in the US army with the life of a house/techno producer and in-demand DJ. Blow the Roof off is his latest track and has already, it seems, been given the blessing of some passing cheerleaders! Here, Chris discusses his influences and plans for the future.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wickedempire

Youtube: Youtube.com/c/wickedempiremusic

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Website: wickedempire.org

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Lawrence Preston has da funk!

Lawrence Preston already feels like it should be a name in the should music world that everyone knows as well as Marvin Gaye and or Curtis Mayfield.  Lawrence’s new single ‘Something For You’ has the style of a soul classic, the hook any good song needs and showcases Lawrence’s musical prowess all without having to try!

Right from the start of the track you get that ‘UMPH’, a wave of glorious funk, makes you nod your head, as if you are driving down the freeway with the roof down, wearing your ray-bans… Barry white eat your heart out. Whilst it feels like a soul Classic, the underlying electronic drum sounds also give it a fresh, modern hip-hop twist.

Its plain to see what a talent Lawrence Preston is, someone who has homed their craft with magnificent attention to detail. He deserves your time.

Watch the video for ‘Something For You’ below!

https://www.vevo.com/watch/lawrence-preston/something-for-you/TIVEV1725150

Mavis Victory Project- Don’t go away

Mavis Victory project is made up of  four brothers and a childhood friend, the band’s unconventional line-up is the perfect match to their equally mould-breaking sound. Formed by the Ransom brothers – singer Michael, Phil on rhythm guitar, Ollie on bass, Chris on drums and Robert Rosser on guitar and keyboard – the whole collective is self-taught

Oozing seedy electronic loops and with echoing, swooping vocals, their sound is all dangerous street corners; distant sirens and the creeping underworld. Appropriately, their video is just as unhinged, inviting you into their world.

 

With influences including Arctic Monkeys; Kanye West and ScHoolboy Q, Mavis Victory Project is the musical equivalent of joining a cult – once you’re in, you wonder how you ever managed without. The video to “Don’t Go Away” is due for release on September 22nd and is just as arresting as their sound; with girls, gangs and clandestine weirdery likely to eat away at the inside of your head in a way you won’t be able to resist.

https://soundcloud.com/mavisvictoryproject/sets/mavis-victory-project 

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 https://www.instagram.com/mavis_victory_project/

Flawless, Spiritual Soul from Musical Genie-us, Adonis

As you might expect from an artist sharing the name with that of a Greek God, Adonis is no ordinary musician.

“My Different Lover” is the first single from his eagerly awaited album, “The Genies’ Out the Bottle” and perfectly showcases Adonis’ spiritual, positive philosophy and musical skills. In an industry that increasingly relies on scandal and salaciousness, “My Different Lover” focuses on the spiritual love between two people, rather than lust.

Taking influences classic Motown and soul and r&b from both 70s and 80s, the exhilarating production is enlivened by Adonis’ bass playing and multi-layered keyboards and vocals, giving a contemporary feel whilst still openly celebrating his influences.

Pre-order on I-Tunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/my-different-lover-single/id1287236160

Listen to “My Different Lover” here: https://www.reverbnation.com/adonis83

 

Nej!Las Set To Release Brand New EP After Charity Work

 

Working on Mega Techno/Electro House tunes are second nature to American Musician Nej!Las, but this story has a different twist.

Nej!Las (her name is a semi-reversal of her given name of Jen Sal), a US based artist who founded a charity called Global Health Conscious, which has donated $2.5 million worth of medical aid to United Nation refugee camps across the Middle East, is now set to release a dark techno EP in November. Nej!Las has drawn from her experiences and past in which she had lived in two different countries, as well as eight different cities, while also having music already a prominent feature in her family with her father being a highly talented drummer, Nej!Las has broken into the Chicago Techno scene.

Jen has also been able to use her broad love for different musical composers, including Hans Zimmer, Boards of Canada and Deadmau5. This adds up to make a musically intriguing combination.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nejlasproducing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NejlasProducing/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nejlasProducing

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Website: http://nejlas.com

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/nejlas 

 

 

 

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/

 

 

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