Funny, cutting and at times political, ‘Van Hechter’ releases single ‘Love Elastic’

Born French-Georgian, Van Hechter is a Montreal-based pop artist with an edge; he is funny, cutting, at times political, yet his tracks are catchy and always easy to dance to. He grew up between Canada, France and the U.S.A., studied opera, literature and cinema in college, then dropped everything to become a punk singer, joining a locally successful band which he renamed Audiobing. After disbandment, Van focused on writing and music production, but in 2017, he returned to his first love; singing, releasing ”Van Unlikely”, which reunited him with Montreal/Toronto/Miami crowds. This year he is back, offering his strongest album to date; ”Love Elastic”, a hyper-uplifting collection of songs which all have to do with love in the 21st century. His slogan goes like so ”Because true love isn’t possessive, it is flexible, it morphs through time and doesn’t break. It is elastic…” ONLINE: https://www.facebook.com/vanhechter1 https://www.instagram.com/vanhechter/

Music Mirror previews Mileage 51’s debut album

Dubai based Mileage 51 play blues-rock that nods to its American and British roots. Their first album Stone Unturned celebrates the classic retro sounds underpinning today’s music scene. On lead vocals and guitar is Lorne Riley Jr. Lorne is from Chapleau in Ontario in north Canada. As a student at Carleton University, Lorne played in the Blue Cotton Seals Band, where he connected with Jim Robinson, Solle Svan and Roy Bolwede and formed Dubai-based expat quartet called Stereotypes. In order to become Mileage 51, they took on new lead guitarist Doug Bernie, also on lead and backing vocals. Originally from Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, Doug Bernie studied the Royal Conservatory curriculum on piano and moved to guitar in his early teens, as well as playing covers locally with his father on drums. Doug’s career was established in Toronto by 2002. He formed the trio Electric inspired by the vibe and energy of his heroes including Hendrix and Clapton. Electric became Toronto based blues-rock Devolver until Doug moved to Dubai and met Lorne in 2014 and joined Mileage 51. Multi-instrumentalist and producer Roy Bolwede provides drums, keyboard, guitar and bass. Roy started playing aged 3 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and by age […]

Music Mirror UK previews mixes of Annick’s “Wonder”

An International Roster of Clubland Names Remix Annick’s Wonder. Annick follows last summer’s dance-floor pumper “Give It To Me” with a new single “Wonder” remixed by clubland’s big names from Europe, America and Canada. Approach Ontario, Canada’s romping songstress Annick has taken a more commercial approach this year by getting her new single re-spun in a variety of styles such as EDM, disco, techno, NRG and house, so that no club-goers need miss out on Wonder. We kick off the party with 3 times Grammy Award winners the Klubjumpers, known for mixes of Madonna, Maria Carey and Britney Spears, a video mix by Majik Boys (Whitney Houston and Rhianna) followed by React from Canada. DJ-producers flocked from far and wide to put their take on “Wonder” with the United Kingdom well represented. From Britain came Bushboy, returning with their exciting, heated electro madness, and Danny Lee who works his distinctive brand of electronic magic. Newcomers Emerging talent was not overlooked with newcomers from Hungary Plasticboys Vs. Adriano with their “Hands Up” edit. Next on the decks are Nivek Tek Vs. Dirty-Z, blending styles including pop dance, techno, house, bubblegum and Eurodance for their “Retro Rewind” mix and last but not […]

Annick delivers steamy hit for Europe’s clubs

“Give it to me” is the turbo-charged, wickedly erotic and risqué new single from Annick, stage persona of Tammy Pelchat from Ontario, Canada. Annick explodes onto the scene with her turbo-charged, wickedly erotic, debut single “Give It To Me”. Reminiscent of such old skool, funky, sleezehouse gems as Jamie Principle “Baby Wants To Ride”, Lil Louis “French Kiss”, and Laidback “White Horse” or the tongue-in cheek playfulness of the dance-pop, Eurodance and house of 20 Fingers with 94’s controversial “Short Dick Man.” “Give It To Me” drives it all home, as it adds some nu-flavour to the already spiced up mix of retro electro delight and oozes with raw sexual passion to become more erotic and controversial than Berlin’s “Sex (I’m A)” or Soft Cell’s “Sex Dwarf”. HOT AND SEXY Annick says, “if Give It To Me is a little too hot and sexy for your kitchen, there is even a few mixes that will politely douse the fires. It’s still deliciously erotic and seductive pop dance candy.” Accompanying Annick singles are scorching hot mixes from some of the biggest names in clubland. She’s working with three-time Grammy Award winners The Klubjumpers (known for their awesome mixes of Madonna, Mariah Carey […]

Cold War Spy’s Pseudonym same as New Pop Dancehall’s Elena Miller’s Real Name

Elena Miller is a spicy singer-songwriter with a bright, fun and fresh sound. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica and now lives in the UK. She has been exposed to music her whole life, which gave her a passion for it and she started writing her own songs very young. This fun-loving Jamaican pop dancehall artist shares her full name with a former Russian spy who changed her name from Yelena Borisovna Olshanskaya to Elena Miller, who is believed to have started work in Canada in 1990, just before Gorbachev fell from power, bringing the Cold War to an end. Married in Jamaica in 2000 and now with three children, Elena is also completing her medical degree, while pursuing her music, as she says: “everything was a challenge, but anything in life that is worth your love is worth fighting for.” Her influences range from Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey with RnB rappers Jay Z, Tupac, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, producer and rapper Tımberland and reggae’s Elephant Man and Beenie Man. Bashment Ladies, Elena’s pop, reggae and RnB single was well received when released in US in 2013 and has already been aired all over the world and featured on […]

What do you know about American Authors?

Best Day of My Life, American Authors: In 2013 they won the following competition with Believer. Songwriters invited to enter this competition, with free CD gift for first 1,000 entries in March. Songwriters may now enter the 19th Annual USA Song-writing Competition. Win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Gibson Guitars, Sony, D’Addario Strings, PreSonus, Audio-Technica and more. Also, have your winning songs played on radio. Entries welcomed in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, ie any arrangement or genre. USA Song-writing Competition has been honouring song-writers from all over the world. Winners came from Australia, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, USA, etc. Past winners have acquired recording contracts, getting their songs on film, TV as well as getting cuts with major artists. The 2013 Top winner hit #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts! The 2007 winner hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song. The 2005 Winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records. Our 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and got signed […]