One of Africa’s most popular performers ‘Supastar Gaby drops new single ‘ You So Wow

One of Africa’s most popular performers is pleased to announce the release of his new single ‘You So Wow’. Supastar Gaby a.k.a Gabriel Bathuure is a Ghanaian born musician, singer and rapper who was born on 7th March 1990 in Accra, the Capital city of Ghana. Supastar Gaby started rapping at the age of 15 and with encouragement from his big brother went into the studio to record his first demo. He says “ I started music after my big brother Fabian who was already into music encouraged me and took me into the studio”.  Throughout High school Supastar Gaby was regarded as one of the finest rappers in his school and after starting college in Accra he released his debut single ‘Dance for me’, which received strong airplay from local FM Radio stations, TV stations and  international media. The brand new single from Supastar Gaby is entitled ‘You So Wow’ and is a fun, entertaining and exciting track that everyone can turn up to, dance to, relax to and enjoy the great vibe. Supastar Gaby is Influenced by artists like Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Eminem, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Akon, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and J Cole. The brand new […]

Music Mirror reflects on My Place in the Sun by Reevox

Reevox is a multifaceted band lead by composer Umberto de Martino accompanied by a team of friends including musicians, singers, graphic designers and producers known as Purple Age. Mainly influenced by 70’s rock, America’s West Coast radio sound and the 80 ‘s new wave sound from the UK, Reevox music combines a retro feel with contemporary electro pop. Reevox’s multi-faceted sound inherits a soulful and elegant pop inspired by greats such as Bowie, Pink Floyd, Prefab Sprout, Beck, ELO and Roxy Music, Neil Young, Steely Dan and Depeche Mode, which they infuse with a modern vision, inspired by MGMT, Phoenix, Boz Scaggs, Air, Archive, Radiohead, Fink and Air. Umberto was born in Belgium to a Russian mother and an Italian father. He grew up in Paris and as a teenager, he starts moving between NY and L.A, where he has lived for the last two years. The vast musical culture of the United States of America has led to Umberto to becoming a cosmopolitan musician and composer who adds his own brand of multi-cultural soul to his love of Anglo-Saxon pop. My Place In The Sun is out now in the U.K with distribution from Universal Music Operations. See the […]

Music Mirror reflects on Rene Byrd’s Never Never Never featuring John Holt

Rene Byrd started her musical career as a singer songwriter by participating in numerous talent contests inter-college competition based in London, which nurtured stars including Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield. Then, aged 14, she joined a band as a backup vocalist. Rene is third generation West Indian and she comes from a religious and musical background. Her father was a music producer and her uncle is a Gospel singer known as Bishop John Francis who had a gospel TV show broadcasted on Channel 4 called People Get Ready. Francis’ choir sang once for Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Show. Rene recalls: ‘it was a regular occurrence to see my uncle on TV and he inspired me to sing. His voice is amazing!’ Her most vivid memory as a young child was being side-stage at an open-air concert in London watching Sade, Sting and Tracey Chapman perform which blew her away. So inspired was Rene that she ran on stage, grabbed the mic and spoke to the crowd. Rene has performed at Elstree Film Studios, at a TG Foundation’s charity event featuring Lady Gaga’s designer Vera Thordardottir, at Paris Fashion Week and on Live at The Forge, Delancey Street in Camden, […]

Music Mirror reflects on preview of Saika’s upcoming single Chemical Ex

Saika is a 24-year-old first generation Haitian-American female singer-songwriter, who conveys the humility of her Haitian roots with the street savvy from her childhood in Brooklyn, New York. Saika now lives in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA. In 2010, Saika says she wanted to learn how to, “express myself after having all these feelings bottled up inside me,” and recorded her first single in a studio, falling in love with the process. Saika went to high school with her keyboard player Jonathan Williams who is also her manager. By watching Beyoncé and Michael Jackson she saw how live instrumentation brought songs to life and played live regularly with Jonathan at venues including Brooklyn College. With siblings called Steven and Alexis, Saika didn’t like her unusual given name until she discovered Saika means a colourful flower. Then, she says, “I just grew into it.” Saika’s latest single Chemical eX was inspired by an embarrassing moment when she saw an ex-boyfriend at a party a year after splitting up, drank too much and vomited on the dance floor. Influenced by Disney, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson and she particularly admires Beyoncé. Saika says “I aspire to be an entertainer like […]

Music Mirror reflects on Lisa Hugo’s forthcoming Christmas song

Australian jazz pop musician, Lisa Hugo, who is now a resident of the United Arab Emirates, has released a song for the season called “My Christmas Day”. Singing about love and inner discovery, Lisa pens upbeat tunes with a big voice spanning 3 octaves. She is also an accomplished pianist, actress and dancer. Born into a musical family Lisa started with piano lessons aged 6 and sang her first solo in front of 400 hundred people two years later in her hometown Melbourne, Australia. Lisa has been a regular guest singer with the Royal Australian Airforce and Army Bands and the Brussels Concert Band. She has shared the stage with many top Australian performers and been a regular performer on the television show “Good Morning Australia”. At the Dubai International Jazz Festival 2009 Lisa performed as an international act with her Belgian band alongside James Blunt, John Legend, Incognito, Peter Cincotti and Liz Wright. Studying at the Australian College of Entertainers launched Lisa into television, theatre and film as well as musical performances at the best hotels around. In 1994 she toured as the headline act on P&O cruise Line out of Australia. A year later she recorded her first […]

Music Mirror enthused by pop duo Cold Sugar’s One More Thing

Cold Sugar are a pop-duo based near Cardiff in Penarth, South Wales who formed in the autumn of 2015. The duo is Mark Henwood on keyboards, guitars and vocals with Luisa Davey on vocals. Mark and Luisa recently met on stage in a local production of Hot Mikado, which is a gospel and blues version of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic. Mark wanted to form a band with a mixture of modern pop sensibilities, 80s pizazz and a gospel feel, which became possible when he met Luisa and Cold Sugar was born. During the chorus rehearsals for Hot Mikado, Mark was struck by the gospel and blues backing vocals sung in classical alto and soprano parts and realised that this was the sound he was missing for his music. The debut single from Cold Sugar is called One More Thing and the band describes it as “a bittersweet song. On first listen it sounds like a pop song with a slightly ‘emosh’ (emotional or serious) build up to an upbeat chorus. The song is in fact about dumping someone because you realise it’s all a disaster. The story of the song really takes place in the pre-choruses, e.g. ‘Look at […]

Music Mirror announces new release from Michael Push

Michael Push is a London based pop dance house DJ, producer and music artist who grew up in a small town in Sardinia, Italy. As a child, Michael took up singing and playing keyboards, which lead to him being accepted into Italy’s biggest music school. The release of “Freeze” featuring Moonfish on Restylers Records in 2012 saw Michael enter the mainstream. DJ Mag Italia featured Michael on their DJ’s Got Talent Page. Michael writes and produces his own music and is influenced by current pop and club music. His energetic tracks combine romantic lyrics and choruses with powerful beats in the pop-house, tech-house and minimal techno dance genres. “Freeze” reached number 3 in MTV’s Top 10 Dance Chart, between J.Lo and Madonna. The single was later licensed to the Disco Wax label in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Then his single “Above The Clouds” featuring X-Factor contestant Allie Phalc, was released by Restylers Records and licensed to the Spanish independent label, Roster Music. The latest single from Michael Push, “Falling Down” feat. Semih, will be released by White Lips on 1 June and will be available via digital music retail online including iTunes. Here is Falling Down on YouTube   […]

Music Mirror reflects on Amy Lerie’s new folk pop EP

Amy Lerie is a French singer songwriter who is based in London and delivers a catchy melodic pop folk sound. She has been writing songs for seven years, since was given a guitar and played it for three hours every day. Although born in France, Amy’s roots are from Madagascar, from where people have singing, music and rhythm in their veins. Amy says: “Malagasy music is really rousing, using a djembe (an African percussion instrument), with lots of guitars, some maracas etc.” Amy met her guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Arias when he listened to her songwriting via a link Amy posted to Facebook. Alex and Amy embarked on live gigs including her first appearance at a Malagasy event at currently popular venue, Proud Camden. Recordings At Westfield Presents in White City, Amy played for an hour with her EP producer Maxime, who performs all the instruments except the lead guitar on her recordings. Next, Amy and Alex will be live at the Troubadour on 6 May 2015. Amy’s real name is Valerie and she describes how she put together her artist name: “My first name is Valerie and my middle name is a Malagasy name which means lovely or […]

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 […]