Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber full name is Justin Drew Bieber. He was born on 1st of March in 1994 in London, Ontario. He was raised in Stratford, Ontario. Bieber is a famous canadian singer and songwriter. He was famous from his best ever song "Baby"

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen has been an established artist in Canada for several years — with a third-place finish on Canadian Idol, two gold singles, two albums, and two Juno Award nominations to her name — Jepsen was a virtual unknown in the U.S. when “Call Me Maybe” hit it big.

The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye is a Toronto-based singer famous by named " The Weeknd " . He recorded his all songs under " The Weeknd " name , his first song leaked in late 2010, though the identity of the individual behind the project was initially unknown. " The Weeknd " released a nine-song mixtape, House of Balloons, on 21 March 2011

Addy C

Adelynn Cuevas, or Addy C as she is known, is an 8 year old Latina from metro Atlanta, Ga. Addy loves to sing, dance , and play piano...

Céline Schmink

Celine Schmink is a french singer and also writer, journalist and Associate songwriter of SACEM. She writes in french and english in a pop folk style. Her musical work is regularly praised by the regional and national press and broadcast in France, Greece, Australia and the USA, where she leads a bilingual performing career.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

DJSAKISP UPCOMING RELEASES

Sakisp is a talented music DJ, music producer and general manager of legent records, they release a new compilation next month for celebrity 10 years of legent records also include a track of Djsakisp inside the compilation. And most exciting news is that the Djsakisp has one more track that made with Mike Newman that release next months. 





You can get more updates about Djsakisp and his releases on his site:    

www.djsakisp.com


OR

On his Social Media:

Instagram: @djsakisp           

Facebook: @djsakispofficial 

YouTube: @djsakispofficial  







Thursday, 11 July 2019

Interview with iLUMiNATiVE

Love Music : Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background, education, music passion etc. ??

Hi I was born and raised in Byron Bay Australia. Even though I was born in Australia my physical ancestry is 100% European. Personally my DNA is a mix of Eastern European: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Northwestern European: German/French, Scandinavian and British/Irish. This doesn't imply that my soul is from all of this ancestry, this is purely bloodline and genetics. To add to this I have come to realisations and findings through past life regressions that my soul has lived as a Native Indian American, Asian, South American, Tibetan and Amazonian.

From a young age I travelled Australia and several other countries for surfing sport tournaments, more often after leaving high school, I pursued that pathway for about 10 years. I got to immerse myself in many different cultures and see a lot of good and not so good places in the world. I learnt a lot about travel and different cultures which helped open my mind to the bigger world.

Once I decided not to pursue the sport any longer, due to lack of finances I furthered my formal education in Business, Massage Therapy Practice/ Traditional Chinese Medicine Massage, Intuitive Spiritual Healing and currently Horticulture.

I had to start a new life from scratch so I started to work as a healer doing Massage Therapy from home and as a mobile service to all areas in my region. I have worked for myself for 6 years and it has given me more freedom and flexibility. I got deeper into the healing work after a spiritual awakening I went through in 2012 onwards.

My passion for music has been a life long journey. At high school I studied music, I enjoyed singing, playing guitar but not the theory side of music. I can't read music but I can learn how to play songs by ear, I am more clairaudient. I got more into rap in my late teens but the first rap I performed on stage was in primary school at the age of 11. Music has always been apart of my life, at school, with family or friends, when travelling or even when studying or working. Music is for life.


Love Music : We have been hearing a lot about you, so we notice your starting to gain a lot of attention, how does it feel?

The Internet helps with independent marketing of my music and albums. I have had some great reviews of my new album 'Kundalini Rising' but everything is self funded, I don't view it as attention. Gaining coverage costs money, even major artists pay for most of their marketing, also as a tax deduction. What does feel good is reading great reviews, as I never know what to expect. All reviews so far have been unique and I have enjoyed reading different perspectives of my music.

The Internet is making the world seem smaller, although we still live in an enormous world. You learn that when you really get out there and travel it.


Love Music : Can you please tell us the reason behind releasing your independent album 'The Awakening' EP and 'Kundalini Rising' (09/09/2019)?

I wanted to share the information, stories and music with the public. These two albums are connected, there are similar subject matters in both albums. I wanted to release positive productive songs that will resonate with people awakening spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. These projects are my contribution to the world, to help those that are in a similar direction towards the natural world, the soul and the spirit.


Love Music : How's your feeling when your project was featured on mainstream radio..?

In 2017 'The Awakening' was featured on Commercial Hit Radio. I had that goal in mind when doing a radio campaign but I didn't really know what would happen, I just put it out there and went for the best, in Australia we call it 'winging it'. I got the radio campaign results for a couple of months, I could only afford a 2 month campaign.

Like I mentioned earlier in the interview everything is paid for in the music industry, but a presenter or DJ still has to choose your song for a playlist. An artist could pay for a radio campaign and get no Commercial Hit Radio playlist coverage. A lot of major artists have million dollar marketing budgets, one reason they are so heavily played on radio.


Love Music : What has been one of the most exciting achievements of your career so far?

Finishing this new album 'Kundalini Rising', I wanted to do it in 2018 but never got the time, energy or money to really get into it. I don't do music for money, I have done this project for the love of it, the message, the music and to share something important with the people and my people.

It was good to perform 'The Awakening' songs live on stage at a few events because I really believe in that message too.


Love Music : What goal in life do you want to achieve next?

I just want to get this music out to as many people as possible, the right people. I would enjoy performing this new album live in 2019-2020, if I get the opportunity. I am studying Horticulture and Permaculture so I look forward to finishing my studies while growing my own food. I also look forward to being a husband and father in the near future. One of my greatest goals has been achieved, awakening...awakening to my true self then working towards a better future. My success is not based on materials, its my direct line with spirit and to be in service to that. My personal spiritual resolutions have been so fulfilling


Love Music : What motivates you to do your best work as a rapper/singer?

I listen to other rappers and singers that are pushing the level high which motivates me a lot. Not just for my music but for anything, some artists project high energy and are therapeutic too, makes me feel energetic and not alone too. Being healthy and fit motivates me to rap and sing better.


Love Music : Did you choose this industry, as a career, or as a hobby?

Music has always been like a lover, sometimes the lover or a side lover lol. It started as a hobby then shifted into a focus of career, but I think thats where it went off track a bit. So I shifted back to being just a fan of music, that made me just enjoy music again and approaching it as a hobby helped me do a better album this time around.


Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?

In my free time I study healers and spiritual masters on Youtube eg. Bashar, David Icke, Sadhguru, to name a few (I call it conscious study). I study Horticulture and Permaculture while learning to grow my own vegetables, taking care of my garden. I go to the beach to walk, do Yoga and surf. I studied Tantra/Tantric practices for 6 years so I do that too. I listen to other music artists on Youtube. I do the usual house chores that need to be done too lol.


Love Music : How can people find you and follow you online?

Google 'Iluminative', or check me out on https://www.reverbnation.com/ iluminative

My album will be out on the 9th of September 2019 Thanks for reading!




Monday, 8 July 2019

A bubbling superstar, Jalen McMillan (rapper) Bio | Life

Before Fame
He was an honors student and achieved academic excellence throughout his high school career. He went to the same high school with a few other celebrities from Miami including rappers Pouya & Stitches. During his 9th grade talent show Jalen was infamously booed off the stage and shortly after he was seen running home crying. Shortly after high school Jalen uploaded a music video for his song "Like you" which went viral in his local area, getting airplay on radio stations & the Florida Marlins stadium. 

He immediately rose to massive internet fame after his 2014 debut album Genesis became an online hit with teenagers. The album generated over 150 million plays, as well as over 100,000 downloads in the first hour. In 2015, his video for "Until the End" had generated the most views in Vimeo history. His Soundcloud account currently has over 25 million plays for the "Genesis" playlist. 

After announcing a world tour in 2015, Jalen took a hiatus on his music to focus on a real estate career due to low ticket sales. 

On February 22nd 2019 he uploaded "Air Max 95's & "Call My Name" to his Soundcloud, the latter of which instantly went viral. Fans & media we're shocked to hear the "bubblegum pop singer" turn into a rapper. On May 17th 2019 he released the EP "Triple Threat" & he is currently working on his long awaited mixtape "Miami Ten" which is set to release summer 2019. 


Service as a Realtor
During 2015, 19 year old Jalen took a hiatus from music to focus on building a real estate career. He obtained his real estate license, moved to Tallahassee Florida and began his career with Keller Williams. He was shortly promoted to the "North Florida Moves Team" & was personally managed by the #1 realtor in the state John McLaughlin. Jalen continues to hold his real estate license & has a goal of eventually transitioning into the investment side of the business as he builds his music career. 


Family Life
He was born in Peekskill, New York and has three sisters and a brother. He is single but has dated a few instagram models. His younger brother is a state champion for his travel basketball team. 


Trivia
He was gaining over 100,000 combined followers per day for a time on his social media networks. His 2015 music video for "Until The End" became the most viewed video in Vimeo history. He wrote, produced, mixed & mastered every song on his debut project "Genesis". His music video for "Until The End" was a trending topic on Twitter for over 24 hours the day of release. 



Age: 24 Years, 24 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cap

Born Country: United States

Net worth - $200,000

Born In: Peekskill, New York

Famous As: Rapper

Height: 5'9" (165 cm), 5'9" Males

U.S. State: Florida

City: Miami, Florida

Status: Alive 

Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, Realtor

Eyes: Brown

Single, No kids.


Social links 

JalenMcMillan.com

instagram.com/girlsloveJalenMcMillan

facebook.com/jalenmcmillan 

soundcloud.com/jalenmcmillan



Monday, 17 June 2019

TONY VALOR

In the music industry, having a famous father can present many unique challenges for an up and coming artist. Living up to the reputation of a famous father and following in his footsteps can be quite demanding and difficult to contend with; unless of course you’re TONY VALOR. 

Tony has burst onto the music scene with all the energy of his youth. Armed with his rich family history in the music industry, Tony is making a “name” for himself as a singer, songwriter, and producer. Tony is a native New Yorker now living in Palm Beach, Florida. Being of Sicilian, Chinese and Hispanic descent he has a unique multicultural background. 

He grew up listening to a cornucopia of music styles and was particularly into Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Ink Spots, Benny Goodman, and, of course, Disco and R&B. Of today’s artists, Tony listens the most to Usher, and like Usher, desires to forge a career that straddles the border between Dance, R&B, and Pop. His love for singing began at the age of 3, and his interest in music grew while sitting under the console in his father’s studio as he worked on his music productions. Tony has taken his exposure to music, and love for singing, and developed it into a serious career in music. 







Friday, 7 June 2019

Crystal Sherie - TWENTY

Crystal Sherie is an International Gospel Music Artist & Influencer who was born and raised in the Emerald city of Seattle, WA. Crystal Sherie went from living street life to being converted and given a second chance by finding faith in God and tapping into purpose and destiny. As a result Crystal Sherie lives her life empowering, encouraging, and assisting others to breakthrough into their best life by speaking and relating breakthrough messages in her music.

After 20yrs on and off in the music business, Crystal Sherie’s last project which is a short EP entitled, ‘Beautifully Broken’ has now opened the door for her to know record her new full length LP entitled,’TWENTY’. The TWENTY album celebrates 20yrs of music and showcases some of Crystal Sherie’s best moments. One of the songs that will be released on the new album is, ‘Pray & Push’ When asked what describes her music style her reply was’’God’s Gumbo’. You can learn more about Crystal Sherie by going to www.crystalsherieworldwide.com 


 

Having graced the stage with local & global Legends she is now on a mission to impact the world in a positive way with a catchy twist to her flow and a classic lyrical delivery.



Thursday, 6 June 2019

My Girl by David Lyric

David Lyric is a multi-talented artist so don't think so he's popular just because he was a good promoter, videographer or famous celebrity photographer, who did photographed for famous celebrities such as Drake, LeBron James and Barack Obama, but he is also famous for done the best 5 singles in the past years, named by Chasin, Meantime, We On, My Girl and View Of The City... All these singles got attention because of the David Lyric's music making style and he's  hits million streams on all his singles on SoundCloud.

Although all the 5 EP singles are best to listen or for share but if you wanna dedicate any song to your finance or your girl friend then you must listen and share david lyric single " My Girl " to her or if you're on the dance floor in a romantic mood then must play this single and do the dance with your girl friend on it... 





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or get updates about him here:

https://twitter.com/davidlyric




Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Interview with Ryan Allen aka Wlav

Love Music : Please introduce yourself to the readers and how and when did you first get into music industry and what inspires you to do work as indie-electronic artist? 

Hey there, I’m Wlav, short for White Lines & Versace. Music has always been a dream of mine, I auditioned for The X Factor and America’s Got Talent when I was around 13 so actually making music just felt like a natural course for me. When I turned 18 I saved up, built a home studio, & self-taught myself how to produce. I originally went into my career with intentions of being an eventual major label artist, but as I’ve developed as an artist I’ve realized how much having total control over my vision means to me. 


Love Music : Okay, How do you manage the time to deal with family and your work?

It’s honestly a hard schedule to juggle. I first started making music when I was in school & held a full-time job so I really had to dedicate every bit of free time I got to it. Anytime I had a day off I’d go on a 24 hour production binge & crank out as much music as I could. I have a little bit of more time to dedicate to my music nowadays but I still operate in a pretty similar way. 


Love Music : We been hearing a lot about you, so we notice your starting to gain a lot of attention how does it feel?

It’s been great! With my last few releases I feel like I’ve finally found my footing as an artist. I still don’t make much money from it but just knowing that more & more people are hearing my music is enough for me. 


Love Music : Can you please tell us more about your 6 track EP ?

Well on July 31 I will be releasing my third major EP, Anxiety & Apathy. I describe it as an autobiography of my mental state this past year. I’ve had some very high moments, and some of my lowest, and this EP captures all of them. Every track off of it represents the feelings I was experiencing at the time I produced it. Also, every track off of it is planned to be on my upcoming album Famous on the Internet as well. The EP is going to serve as the introduction to all of the new art that’s coming your way. I’m excited to put it out there.


Love Music : Fine, everyone knows you release long-anticipated horror EP 1959, but we want to know what were your intentions behind the releasing this EP?

This EP is your first look at the new era of Wlav. A good number of the tracks expected to be on Famous on the Internet were started around March of 2018 so it’s been a project that’s been already over a year in the making. It’s major for me, I feel like I’m starting over as an artist again. I hope Anxiety & Apathy will leave my fans anxiously counting down the days until the full album is released. 


Love Music : Nice, how would you describe you as a own manager? 

Let’s just say if I had any other option I’d fire myself. Haha, seriously though it has perks & downfalls. I have absolute control over everything I put out and I take a lot of pride in the visuals I include with my work. This is exactly who I want to be as an artist. Now when it comes to the business side of management ... I struggle a little. I’ve honestly been looking into options lately for this. Having somebody that could just handle things like the promotion, booking gigs, & all of the legal bullshit that comes with releasing music would be great. But until I find somebody for that I’ll be out here doing my best.


Love Music : Awesome, Can you please tell us about your upcoming releases? 

There are a few separate projects that I have in the works. Anxiety & Apathy, Famous on the Internet, a currently unnamed EP along with a handful of singles, and a side project that I’ll be debuting eventually. The unnamed EP includes some tracks that I’ve been working on recently that have really blown me away. I’ve been playing with a more commercial sounding rock sound & I think I might’ve hit a few successes. Some of the tracks make me go “Did I do that? Did I really make that?” It’s a big change in sound for me and I’m proud of it. As for the side project, I’m not allowed to share many details yet but I can say that I’ll be in a duo with a very talented vocalist. I’ll probably still sing here and there like I do right now but I’ll be the designated producer of the group. I’m saving some of my best music for it. If I ever end up having a hit, that’s where it’s gonna come from.


Love Music : Great, Who are your favorite Artists?

I’ve had so many over the years, but there’s been a solid handful that have always inspired me both as an artist and a person. Madison is a major one for me. She’s a DIY pop icon, I adore her music & how she really does pretty much everything herself. I actually had a planned remix with her at one point for her track Baller that never got released. Hopefully someday we’ll finally be able to put out a work together. Along with her Rebecca & Fiona, Sizzy Rocket, MNDR, Chynna, and St. Vincent have all served as the influences that shaped me into who I am.


Love Music : What's your personal motto? 

I wish I could give something cute and inspiring but I really don’t have a personal motto. I try to live my life carefree and not put too much thought into anything. I don’t think I’d be able to stay sane otherwise.


Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?

Well I live in the mountains and I try to make the most of it any time that I can. Driving down the Blue Ridge Highway has led me to some incredible sights that blow my mind every time. Hiking is also major around here & I love it, you get to see a whole bunch of cool shit so it’s an engaging and instantly rewarding way to get some exercise.


Love Music : Cool, What are your future plans ? Your vision for the coming years. 

It’s hard to say anything for sure but in a general sense my vision is to just grow as an artist. I want to get into live shows soon, it’s an avenue that I have yet to experience. The thought of performing in front of people absolutely terrifies me but I want to be able to get over that fear. I feel like it’d really prove my growth. Also, there will be a pop era eventually. I’m not sure if it’ll be under the Wlav brand or be another side project but it’s going to happen at some point.


Love Music : How can people find you and follow you online?

Search wlavofficial on any platform and you’ll probably find me. Or you can check out my website @ www.wlavofficial.com

If you need a social media link you can use these:
https://www.facebook.com/wlavofficial/
www.whitelinesandversace.tumblr.com
www.instagram.com/whitelinesandversace
www.twitter.com/wlavofficial




Wednesday, 29 May 2019

308 Ghost Train- The Band for The People Who Miss Real Rock

308 Ghost Train is an up-and-coming rock band, with a difference.  By Catherine Books



While it would be fair to describe 308 Ghost Train as a reincarnation of the best-loved classic rock bands from the late 60s, 70s, and 80s, based on their sound and musical vibe, Anthony Caruso- the singer, frontrunner and head of the band –is an original and refreshing new force on the rock scene, yet still manages to bring the old-school rock voice back to life, and back into fashion. It’s clear to see why some have crowned him the messiah of the new rock world.

Whilst the name ‘308 Ghost Train’ is a pretty unconventional name for a band, it’s certainly fitting- they’re no ordinary band. While the classic rock sound tolls from each and every song the band produces, the songs’ messages are far from that of their rock-era counterparts, which glorified ‘Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll’. Anthony Caruso, and the sound of 308 Ghost Train, are like whisky and wine; they have improved with age. The wisdom and experience which accompanies the process of getting older, of losing your naïve young feathers, and gaininga strong, mature plumage, is intertwined into all of Caruso’s songs on their EP, ‘Born in the Wild’. The result is: a mature, sophisticated, expertly cultivatedEP, in which every song has been immaculately crafted (to perfection, in my opinion).

While the wisdom of age can account for some of the perspective which defines the EP, there is another significant, underlying influence, which serves as Caruso’s inspiration for writing the songs. If you’re an exceptional analyst, you might be able to work it out from the band name.

The ‘Ghost’, referred to in, and sandwiched in the middle of, the band name is the Holy Ghost, and the number 308 refers to a passage in the bible. This passage (John 3:08) describes the Holy Spirit as a force alike the wind, flowing through the world to where it’s most needed. Likewise, the feeling you get from listening to this album, and from the band themselves, is that they want their message-oriented music to flow throughout the world, finding (and helping) the people who need it most.

After winning a POSI Song of the Year award, in the social justice category, Anthony Caruso was inspired to produce this EP. Already an innovator in the music industry, Caruso was intent on creating a whole new genre of rock, which focuses on ensuring that each song has a message which is worth writing a song about, in the hopes that it can help someone, somewhere. Despite this noble aim, when listening to the music you never feel like an agenda, or a message, is being forced on you; Caruso delivers his messages in a subtle, unobtrusive and highly enjoyable way.

Aside from the important messages that 308 Ghost Train propagates, they have an incredible sound. Anthony Caruso’s voice has been compared to that of Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and John Fogerty, and his voice more than lives up to these big names (dare I say that he might have the edge). His voice is pure, husky, rock goodness.

New bands, in particular, often fall victim to the affliction of sounding like amateurs. At the beginning of any band’s career, it can be hard not to- a band usually doesn’t have access to quality recording equipment, or if they can’t use it to a high standard. Not so, with 308 Ghost Train. Already, this band sounds like they’ve been in the game for years, and the result is, frankly, impressive.

The first song on the EP, ’21 Guns and a Million Tears’ is a tribute to veterans all over: a song to let them know that they aren’t alone, first and foremost, since Anthony Caruso is a military vet himself. It’s heart-wrenching, and beautiful and,moulded by his own experiences in the military, these lyrics really pack a punch. Beginning with sounds reminiscent of military memorial music, the emotional lyrics that follow allow the listener to experience a glimpse of the harrowing reality of being a military veteran, whilst providing a sense of belonging and comfort for those who’ve been through the same as him. Consistent with the band’s overall goal, 308 Ghost Train wants this song to reach as many veterans as it can, to give them the comfort and encouragement they need to pursue their dreams, and keep fighting their way through life like Caruso did himself.

Despite having some pretty desolate lyrics, the next song on the EP, ‘Worn’, is ultimately uplifting and empowering, without being overpowering. At the heart of the song is the message: keep going, keep struggling, keep fighting, no matter how much you’ve been through in the past. Striking the right balance between mellow and bold, the song takes you on an emotional and musical journey. At the outset, you could go so far as to describe the song as melancholic- not for long, however. Soon after the singer proclaims of his feet struggling ‘to steady on the ground’, he conveys his feelings of being helped– or, guided –through life ‘in the palm of someone’s hand’. Gradually, and subtly, the song becomes more upbeat, the texture of the instrumentals thickening, and soon (though it’s hard to pin down exactly how the band accomplishes this) you begin to feel as though you can do anything, no matter what you’ve been through prior. More than any other song in the EP, Caruso’s voice is the focal point, with the instrumentals simply providing a foundation for his voice, and for the message. Having said this, his voice doesn’t overpower the song, or become a tyrant over the instrumentals, allowing the various, sweet-sounding guitar parts to be similarly appreciated. In summary, the balance between voice and instrumentals is struck perfectly, each complementing the other in perfect harmony, and allowing the message to shine through.

The third song on the EP– the title track, in fact –is ‘Born in the Wild’, a semi-autobiographical song drawing from frontrunner Anthony Caruso’s childhood, family and roots: a good, old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll life-story narrative. The overarching vibe that seems to ring out from the song is a sense of freedom; of being connected to the earth, of being connected to nature and to a more natural way of life. It’s also arguably the most personal track on the EP, which helps us listeners connect more, as humans, to the members of the band. When band members reveal personal details relating to themselves in their songs, it helps us listeners to relate to them in a more personal way- plus it helps us toverify that the songs the band playsactually relates to them. In essence, they feel more like truths. Anthony Caruso reveals particulars about his parents’ identities, as well as details of how he was brought into, and brought up, in the world. Aside from the narrative, this song has all the funk-factor you could want from a boogie-woogie rock ‘n’ roll track, and is vaguely reminiscent of T-Rex, particularly in the guitar parts, and each time that arousing chorus rolls around, and the lyric ‘born in the wild’ tolls out of the speaker, it results in aseriously visceral listener experience (trust me- it’s great).



The musicians, aside from singer Anthony Caruso, responsible for the ‘Born in the Wild’ EP are: guitarist, Chip Martin; keyboardist, Dan Defigio; drummer, William Ellis and; bassist Andrew Warren. Each of these men are talented musicians in their own right, but not a (necessarily) permanent fixture of 308 Ghost Train. Anthony Caruso works with different bands to provide music for his audiences, and has even performed solo with recordings. In this way, he is the heart and soul of 308 Ghost Train, and the innovator and creator of its music.

Since Caruso is indisputably the heart of 308 Ghost Train, it seems only right that he should be referenced in the band name. Nicknamed ‘Train’ for his tenacious, relentless personality (particularly when pursuing his goals and dreams), he makes up the last part of the band name. This nickname is perfect for him because Anthony Caruso is just like a train: unstoppable. His determined personality translates to a perfectionism which has resulted in an EP of the highest possible quality (lucky for us!).

‘I’ll Unbreak Your Heart’, the penultimate track on the ‘Born in the Wild’ EP, is exactly the kind of rock love ballad I had hoped it would be. Predictably, the track tells of the speaker’s desire to fix the heart of someone they love (presumably by loving them, and giving them the love and care that they deserve). From the outset- even from those initial few notes- you get the feeling that you’re in for an emotional journey (and boy, are you). The longing, the love, the desire to heal; these overriding themes present themselves throughout the song and, as per usual, Caruso’s husky, golden voice soothes the ears of the listener. However, at 3:08 in (coincidentally), the high note he takes hold of is angelic, and reveals to the listener that Anthony Caruso is far from being a one-trick pony.

The last song on the ‘Born in the Wild’ EP is ‘This Is My Home’. Whilst the true message of this song is fairly well hidden within its enigmatic lyrics, it’s actually intended as a fight song for those battling cancer. Co-written with a young girl, who raises money each year with her lemonade stand, to help fund children’s cancer research (at St Jude’s Hospital), the song at its heart is a war cry against cancer and its invasion of the human body, aka our ‘home’. This cause is incredibly important to Caruso, and 308 Ghost Train hope that, with the gifts that they’ve been given, they can be of some help to those fighting cancer, and hope that someone can use this as their own fight song, making them feel stronger in their fight, and less alone. True to 308 Ghost Train’s style, they use narrative to illustrate their message, and the sound is used as a foundation for that message. This is not a ‘put it on in the background’ type of song: you’re compelled to listen. Caruso is an expert craftsman of imagery- he describes the child at the lemonade stand in such a way that you have to picture it, which makes the song even more impactful when he later tells them to keep on fighting through the illness that has seized them. The imagery, and the narrative, makes the song impossible to ignore. Listening to this song, and other 308 Ghost Train’s songs, is like reading a book, or watching a movie, though more powerful emotionally.

Despite having an enormously different sound, and occupying a completely different genre, Anthony Caruso’s construction of musical narrative reminds me of the masters of lyrical narrative: ABBA. While they aren’t to everyone’s taste, no one can deny their talent, and their ability to tell stories through song- hell, they’ve made two movies almost entirely constructed from the narratives derived from their songs. In the future, I’d go so far as to say that this might also be in store for 308 Ghost Train, if they continue to produce original, top quality, storytelling songs, like those which they’ve included in this EP.

Throughout the EP, the sound 308 Ghost Train has, is of a high, professional quality: the kind of quality that you don’t notice if you only listen to music produced in top recording studios, with the best sound editors and producers. For those of us who are curious enough to give new, and up-and-coming, bands a chance, it’s difficult to find a new band that doesn’t give itself away as ‘amateur’ through some rookie mistake in the recording studio. Though we can paint singer Anthony Caruso as a free spirit, a rock icon, a messiah for people who miss the golden era of rock, it’s evident from his lyrical construction, musical vision and instincts in the recording studio, that Caruso is a perfectionist, if not a genius. It’s becoming evident that he is not just a military veteran, but a veteran of sound. He’s a natural storyteller, making his songs a joy to listen to, and utterly un-ignorable. More than this, they are songs for people who want to sing along; his clear, east-coast voice making a statement with each word he sings, which is great for us sing-a-long-ers because we’ll have no trouble picking up the lyrics (I’ve been singing them all week, personally).

308 Ghost Train, in my mind, have already succeeded in their goal. When their music is playing, it feels like your mind, body and soul are being healed, and you’re enveloped by the feeling that you can (and should) take life by the horns and make the most of it. At the bare minimum, their music puts you in a better mood.

As I say, they’ve already succeeded at making music which makes a difference- now it’s a matter of watching that success grow.

If you want to get stuck straight into 308 Ghost Train’s music, ‘21 Million Guns and a Million Tears’ is out now on Spotify, and available for sale on Itunes.

‘Worn’ is available for pre-order on Itunes from the 4th June.

The release date for the full EP ‘Born in the Wild’ is yet to be confirmed.

www.308ghosttrain.com



Monday, 27 May 2019

Interview with Joey Stuckey Trio

Love Music : Thank you Joey for being part of our music interview. Tell us more about Macon, Georgia.

JS: 

Macon is a true music city starting with the poet and musician Sidney Lanier, also being the home of such diverse and talented artists as Little Richard, Otis Redding, the Allman Borthers, Wet Willie, Jason Aldean and many others. Our town is known for its historical landmarks such as the Allman Brothers Museum “The Big House”, The Georgia Sports Hall Of Fame, and Sidney Lanier cottage just to name a few. I moved to Macon when I was 15 and I got my first paying job at the local planetarium as their sound technician. I’m proud to say that I am now teaching at several Georgia universities located in Macon and I am also the official music ambassador for Macon as well. Macon is also the birthplace for the novelty instrument—the kazoo. As the official music ambassador for Macon, I often gift official Joey Stuckey kazoos to some of the legendary artists I have met in my travels including members of Yes, Spiro Gyra, Charlie Daniels, and even Gene Simmons from KISS.


Love Music : We know you are a speaker as well as a musician. Tell us about the differences of engaging an audience from both perspectives?

JS:

At their heart, both speaking and performing are simply different forms of communication. In both, you are hoping to inform and entertain. When performing music the goal is to entertain but also as artists our job is to act as historians, reminding people of the past and in addition, to help them think of the world we share in new ways. As a speaker that does inspirational talks about being a blind brain tumor survivor but also master classes in music business and music technology, I still have the goal of entertaining but I am seeking a way to communicate ideas that will inform people’s lives in a positive way for years to come, either through inspiring them to take a leap of faith and pursue their passion or by educating them and giving them attainable goals that will lead to long term happiness and success in the field of music. 

The only major difference between performing and teaching is whether or not I am singing and playing the guitar. And as I teach classes in voice and guitar, sometimes there’s no difference at all. LOL


Love Music : When did you first pick up an instrument to play?

JS:

Interestingly, when I was 5 years old, my mother had a crazy idea that I was going to be a musician. She tried to get me lessons with a music professor at a local university. He said he didn’t take students that young but somehow my mom persuaded him to take me. For my first and only lesson with him, he told my mom that it was impossible, that my hands were just too small and that the guitar was bigger than I was. while an avid music fan, I didn’t take up the guitar again until I was 17 years old but I haven’t put it down since. 


Love Music : Are you self taught or trained? 

JS:

I am overly trained (lol). I started guitar lessons at 17 years of age with Terry Cantwell who is not only a great teacher but my brother from another mother. He is one of the smartest and kindest people I have ever known. My first lesson with Terry, he took a box of sand and drew the shapes of the musical notes in it so that I would understand their form even though I couldn’t see to read them. He taught me a lot of music theory, which is still an integral part of how I think and how I use my mind to overcome the challenge of not being able to read sheet music. While we tried to investigate Braille music, we eventually discarded this concept and decided to simply use my excellent memory, intuition and theoretical knowledge as my tools for learning and creating music. I eventually went on to study music at Mercer University where I am now professor of music technology. I also had the opportunity to study guitar with Stanley Jordan. 
In addition to the guitar, I play bass and sing at professional levels and also play keys, percussion, mandolin, ukulele and spend most of my days as a full time producer, sound engineer and arranger. 


Love Music : We would love to learn more about your studio and your latest production credits. Please tell us more...

JS:

The studio is called Shadow Sound (www.shadowsoundstudio.com) and I have been in business at my current location since 1996 as owner, in-house producer, session musician, and senior engineer. Next year 2020 will see the expansion of the studio into an adjacent building that is approximately 9000 square feet. We are really pulling out all the stops on this space and will be getting started breaking ground on this project in August of this year. My current studio will become our B-Room. The console I’m using in my current facility is a 96 channel Soundtracs Jade. I also have a plethora of boutique analog gear from API, SSL, Neve, Warm Audio, Retrosonics, Imperial Labs, Aphex, Chameleon, JDK, Eventide, Lexicon, TL Audio, and many more. We have an Essex baby grand piano powered by Steinway, drum kits from DW and Slingerland, and an ever-expanding microphone collection from Neumann, Sennheiser, Blue, AKG, sE, Shure, Royers, Telefunken, Warm Audio, and many more. I also have state of the art digital technology with over 100 TB of hard drive, 64 gigs of RAM, thousands of plug-ins and sample libraries, and software from Melodyne, IZotope, Audified, Magix, Waves, Native Instruments, Arturia, and more. As a blind person, analog technology is extremely handy as the third knob from the left always does the same thing. Digital technology, with its flexibility and graphically driven interfaces, is more challenging for the blind but many companies are now recognizing that accessibility is something that all people should have and that making products accessible is not that difficulty if they start with accessibility in their plan when making their product. It is somewhat more challenging, however, to retrofit products and make them accessible after the fact. Fortunately, I find that analog equipment gives me the character I want and so the fact that it is also easier for me to manipulate as a blind person makes my choice to have boutique analog gear in combination with the latest digital technology a good strategy. 

I have been honored to record a host of talented artists and bands. A few names your may recognize include Al Chez (Tower of Power), Randall Bramblett (Traffic), Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie and Jeff Beck Band), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones), Chris Hicks (Marshall Tucker), David Ragsdale (Kansas), Huey Thomason (Outlaws), Jimmy Herring (Allman Brothers Band), and Ben Tucker (Herbie Mann). I’ve also done work for the Georgia Lottery, Cartoon Network, Pfizer, Chase Bank, The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and the United States Air Force. 


Love Music : Where can we see one of your live shows this summer? 

JS:

My band, the Joey Stuckey Trio, has released a new album called “In The Shadow Of The Sun” and will be touring the east coast from June 16 through June 30, hitting NYC, Boston, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Visit www.joeystuckey.com for the most up to date concert info as we are continuing to add dates throughout the summer.


Love Music : Thank you for your time and any other info you would like to share with our audience please feel free. 

JS:

I would greatly appreciate music fans taking time to check out my music on Spotify and visiting my main website www.joeystuckey.com. Make sure to click over to the fan zone where we have a lot of wonderful content for fans that we have worked hard to curate. There you will also be able to get free music and sign up for the email newsletter. We also strive to make our social media interesting and relevant, keeping our fans informed of new music, tour dates, photos and videos of my adventures and fun interactive content like my random picture taking we call “Blind Guys Snaps”. 

Twitter @jstuckeymusic
IG @jstuckeymusic
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/4H5sd7R9Or0DSHbiWobGll?si=KZtIi6fTQ62rU1McoRHh8g



Sunday, 26 May 2019

Interview with Jaime Mansilla

Love Music : Please introduce yourself to the readers and how and when did you first get into music industry and what inspires you to do work as Soloist, Concertmaster & Recording artist?

I'm Jaime Mansilla, musician, violinist and director. I made my first steps in the music industry in my teenage years, as a violinist and soloist in many performances in concert tours through out South America and the USA. I continued the rest of my life until present, working in this Industry like violinist and recording artist permanently.  I has held numerous positions as Concertmaster in many countries around the world, and I has had share the stage with such legends as Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Tony Bennett, Donna Summer, among many others. 

As a recording artist, I has recorded sonata cycles by all the great composers including Beethoven, Bach, Brahms and Schubert, amongst many others. My inspiration always has been the great composers from the past times, and the wonderful musicians and singers in all the genres, with who I had the amazing experience to work many times in my life.


Love Music : Okay, How do you manage the time to deal with family and your work?

This kind of life and this work (like every artist know) is absorbent. For me the way of deal with my family and the concert tours, the recording sessions, the rehearsals, etc. is dedicate the time to the family hundred percent when I am at home, and when I am not, keep the communication open permanently, and I privilege every detail in this conversations, and in the necessity of communication of every one's of them.


Love Music : We been hearing a lot about you, so we notice your starting to gain a lot of attention how does it feel?

Simply great !! That is the idea behind this hard work! Many hours, years and decades dedicated to practice, music production, concerts, etc., and basically to improve many things as an artist, the result of serious work and experience gained in many stages around the world. For me, calling attention as a musician is the consequence of all this, and I must do it in the best possible way,  improving the quality my productions (recordings and live concerts) every day to offer to the people something magic and unforgettable.


Love Music : Fine, everyone knows you play special Italian's Violin A. Stradivarius of 1701, but we want to know what were your intentions behind the play that, at all your concerts & recordings?

Without a doubt: to use and enjoy, one of the most wonderful instruments and sounds of this world in my concerts, and in special in the recordings that I has did, because they will be for ever! Every one in this times, have the privilege through the online platforms, of enjoy this special sounds, to difference to the old times, and that is just wonderful!


Love Music : Nice, how would you describe you as a Violinist?

A fine question. The New York Times years ago (in a music review) by my performance in Carnegie Hall, described to me like "a super technician", that mean in a classical violinist (between other things): without any limitations.

I think a good term in this times would be: versatile.

Because I started my career (and I has been) a classical violinist basically. But, I has explored other genres in the music, as my recordings show it! The Music for me is something universal, without classifications and genres. Now in this level of my life and career I can enjoy playing every genre of the Music, just must to be: the best quality.



Love Music : Awesome, Can you please tell us about your new recordings?

Sure! I am very excited and happy with my new releases in this year 2019, because finally I can show and play just fantastic Music like Game of Thrones, Braveheart and the best themes of the Operas in productions for violin and Orchestra. All this wonderful music, I recorded in USA the last year with orchestra, and the new themes of soundtracks, this year. I released three new productions available in all the platforms of Music (Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon, Spotify, etc.): the album "Opera' Hits" with 13 tunes dedicate to the main music of the Opera world, in my version to violin. The single "Game of Thrones" and also the single of Braveheart (For the Love of a Princess) released recently in May 2019.


Love Music : Great, Who are your favorite Artists?

Many are my favorites, and in different genres and times. I can mention some of them: Rihanna, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Pavarotti, Arthur Rubinstein, I. Perlman, Yehudi Menuhin, Rostropovich, Queen (band) Europe (band) etc. All them share the same thing for me: they made a wonderful music for this world.


Love Music : What's your personal motto?

Everything is inside of you!!


Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?

Yes, always is necessary free time to recharge energy. My favorite activities are trips, reading, thinking and enjoy the silence!! That is something incredible when you find it!: the power of the silence! 


Love Music : Cool, What are your future plans ? Your vision for the coming years as an Fine artist.

As a good artist for the next few years, I think it is necessary to improve the good things for this world and in these contemporary societies: music as all the arts is one of those good things, I will flood with my music this entire world, to help do something better!! And also I will help to many people through my music with many things: feelings, jobs, emotions and happiness! That are my plans!


Love Music : How can people find you and follow you online?

The best way to follow me online is to put my name: Jaime Mansilla (violin) on Google, and everyone can see all the platforms where I am: music platforms where already my music is, as: Deezer, Spotify, Apple Itunes etc, and social platforms (some are currently under construction) with my information, than very soon will be available to everybody.



8 Quick Questions with Pop Star Kendall Rucks

What mood are you in right now ? 

As I'm writing this, the moon is in Scorpio so I'm feeling a little witchy...you can imagine the rest


Any pre show rituals? 

"freak the fuck out" - LanaDelRey


Tell us about the new single title! 

I'm getting ready to release a new single called "Blood Money" I wrote this song in the basement of the old Biltmore Hotel in downtown La - I had a red lipstick loose in my purse...when I went to buy a drink that night, all my money was covered in lipstick and from that, came Blood Money. I still have a red covered dollar saved :wink: 


Biggest achievement of 2019 so far? 

Definitely, it's recording music with my band, The Zodiac Mafia. The vibe and dynamic that they bring to my lyrics and music has been amazing - I can't wait to share the new stuff. 


Where can we hang out with KENDALL RUCKS soon and SEE a LIVE show? 

Good Question, we're all traveling for the next few weeks so our next show will likely be our release party - more info coming soon.



My audiences make me most happy when they...

sing my lyrics at the front of the stage with me - I LOVE that


When I'm not playing music, you can find me...

outside calling for my escape artist cat, Bleu- he disappears for days and comes home like nothing ever happened. I love him so much.


The words I hear most after my performances are...

"Wow, I wasn't expecting that" 


Where do we find you on line?

oooooh...here we go!

https://www.instagram.com/kendall.rucks/https://twitter.com/kendallrucks?lang=en

https://www.facebook.com/KendallRucks/


https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/2hzvohMdqH1nkW5v9ZwLSQ/profile


Friday, 24 May 2019

"Implode" by David Cardona Bohorquez aka 28 Lines

Artwork by Tobias Arboleda
"Implode" describes the death of a star, chanting a motive through impacts and explosions until all that's left is a stopping heart-beat and textures that reminisce the star’s presence in the form of stardust.

28 Lines demonstrates the creative exploration of audio techniques, incorporating the resulting sounds into an evocative musical context on this first single fully composed and produced by him. The effort is backed up by New York based record label Music Dribble Entertainment.

28 Lines is the artistic outlet of producer, composer and sound designer David Cardona from Colombia. Cardona draws inspiration from the likes of Aphex Twin, Jon Hopkins and Amon Tobin, but aims to always create something fresh and innovative. His freshman immersive song is a heavily visual sonic event, bringing together fierce rhythms, powerful bass synths, melodic arpeggios and shimmering atmospheres. The development of the song brings a wide variety of ear-candy, stutters, stop-time transitions, warping swells and other artistic devices that aim to transport the listener’s experience into a sci-fi technological world.

https://soundcloud.com/mdribble/28-lines-implode/s-CrYTt

Official release date is May 31st 2019, will be available on all platforms.



Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Paul Pedana Leaves The Journalist Speechless With An Incredible Reflection On Talent Shows

The brave singer-songwriter left the journalist speechless after a long and interesting reflection on how talent shows are negatively influencing the perception of the artist by the public.




Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Interview with AseCard

Love Music : Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your background, education, music passion etc. ??

I'm a popular recording artist from Fairfield,Ca with a body of work that spands over a decade. I've collaborated with many artists locally, nationally and internationally. With a charisma, style and delivery that appeals to the masses, I create timeless music that we can all relate to. Music has been my life since a very young age and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.


Love Music : Can you please tell us more about your double album 'Comfort Zone' ?

Comfort Zone”. A year in the making, this album is a coming of age story detailing the highs and lows of a young man as he juggles relationships, parenting, business, and everyday life in America. Ase has a subtle but braggadocios style that draws the listener in, with infectious production, melodies & delivery making for a smooth listen. In short, AseCard is finding his comfort zone, a lane all of his own.


Love Music : Any upcoming project ? 

I'm in the works of my next one, but i haven't solidified a title yet. Along with that is a lot of multimedia projects. Stay tuned


Love Music : What has been one of the most exciting achievements of your career so far ? 

I would say being signed to Young Black Brotha Records, the first label Mac Dre was on, back in the early 2000's. It opened a lot of doors for me and taught me important facts about the music industry to become a better artist, among other achievements that have been great triumphs.


Love Music : What’s your goal in life you want to achieve next? 

I want to be able to give back, feed my family for years to come. I want to leave a legacy of the principal that you should always be you and never give up. Music transends with the universe and i want to be apart of that to give back and leave a positive piece in this world.


Love Music : What motivates you to do your best work ?

My kids definitely motivate me to do my best and be my best. My inspiration comes from the world and my experiences


Love Music : Did you choose this industry, as a career, or as a hobby?

I chose this as a career. Its in me, not on me.


Love Music : Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?

I like to cook EVERYTHING, try new things, travel, soak in my environment and chill with the family


Love Music : How can people find you and follow you online?

I make it easy for everyone. @AseCard everywhere online and on all your favorite platforms.