The formidable forces that join together to make ultra talented group Crack Of Dawn.
Their recent release ‘Spotlight‘, is a culmination of brand new songs and re-recordings of some of the old classics. With leading track ‘Spotlight‘, the supporting tracks such as ‘Somebody’s Watching You’ and ‘Boobie Ruby’, this brand new release is assured to be a great instalment into the Crack Of Dawn Back Catalogue.
This will all come from the brains that managed to be the first black group to be signed by a major record label, as they were discovered by Otis Redding’s producers. Along side this, having the achievement of outselling Earth, Wind and Fire.
Guitarist Carl Harvey, Rupert Harvey, Alexis Baro; keyboardist Bela Hayman; drummer Carl Otway, bassist Charles Sinclair all mixed with the soulful voice of Michael Dunston are all set for the musical journey ahead.
Be sure to check them out.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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