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 […]
Shivali was born and brought up in the City of London but was knew her shlokas from the age of 3. Before her record deal with Sony Music BMG, Shivali had graduated in economics and philosophy and worked as a summer analyst for investment bank Goldman Sachs. She also found time to write for the Finance Times and other prominent publications. DESIRED Shivali deeply desired to bring devotional music, known as bhajans, into the mainstream and thus set out to modernise them while retaining their soulful roots. An example of this is 2010’s The Bhajan Project, an album released through Sony Music India, which is devotional songs given a contemporary feel with guitar, cello, tabla, western drum kit, strings and sitar. This 9-track album was nominated for two Global Indian Music Awards, Best Debut and Best Fusion Album. London singer-songwriter Arjun Coomaraswamy, who has produced Shivali since she was 15, provided the acoustic guitar in Shivali’s sound. In 2012, Bollywood company Eros Music released her second album Urban Temple, in which Shivali and Arjun challenged themselves to push boundaries and experiment with sound. The album reached the top slot of the iTunes world chart. DEVOTIONAL DIVA According to Times of […]
“Build our music as a storyboard”, declares El Deyma frontman Flo, “That’s how we compose, we share by fragment, it’s like a never-ending movement.” All three members of this London based rock band have an international background. Flo used to live in Paris, New York and Prague, and has worked with artists including Dan Deacon, Mick Quinn from Supergrass and Turner Harrison. Giulio comes from Treviso, Italy, and has toured on guitar across China, Bosnia and Austria alongside Giorgio Barbarotta. Dan Bogo built his own drum-kit aged 7, so no surprise he became a professional drummer. He recently recorded with The Afterwards at Abbey Road Studios with the participation of Bill Bailey. Before moving to the UK, El Deyma’s first single, UFO, was selected to appear on the “Le Son du Transilien” disc (100000 copies). El Deyma were elected best band at the Bus Palladium in Paris for the year 2012. Since their UK adventure started, they have played the ROX music festival, Forever Sun Festival and some famous London venues, such as Proud Camden, Vibe Bar, The Church, Lock17 and Camden Rock. The band signed with new London label HisStory Records in late 2013 and recorded their first UK […]
Brewed from the best ingredients of classic British bands such as The Who, The Beatles and The Stones, a dash of their mod revival descendants The Jam and The Specials. Topped The McCarrons’ sound is topped up with a splash of 90’s Britpop such as Ocean Colour Scene and Oasis, it’s a heady brew of sharply honed guitar pop made for today’s generation of cool young turks who don’t want to be told what to listen to by TV so called talent shows. Brothers Michael (Guitar / Vocals) and Louis (Bass / Vocals) McCarron have been playing pubs and clubs since they were 12 and 11 years old. With Drummer and Vocalist Andy Farrell completing the line-up, in 2012 The McCarrons set about recording their debut album ‘Whatever Next’. Mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Beady Eye, The Killers) the CD version of the album has been a real hit with their live following. April 6th will see the album available on all major digital platforms for the first time. With an ever growing live reputation and a classy collection of tunes, you are sure to be hearing more from The McCarrons! As it says in the title of track nine […]
Keenan Cahill was unheard of less than 2 years ago aged 17, when he launched his remarkable ability for lip-synching all the top 40 hits on the world through his computer, making facial expressions and dance moves which would capture many hearts. His first UK single Closer with DRS and Shy is released on 19th May Since Susan Boyle astounded society’s preconceptions with “I Dreamed a Dream”, a goofy 19 year old from Illinois USA, who is 4 foot 2 in height as a result of a rare genetic disorder, has won 437 million fans since he lip-synched Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” on his iMac. Less than two years ago, aged 17, Keenan opened his iMac and started self-producing highly entertaining videos of himself lip-synching to the top 40 biggest hits. US Success Following his existing US singing successes, Keenan is releasing his first single “Closer” (ft Shy and DRS) in the UK on 19th May. Now, with over 437 million hits on his Youtube Channel worldwide, Keenan recently performed at ABC’s American Music Awards with LMFAO, Justin Bieber, Will.i.am and David Hassellhoff. In USA Keenan is releasing his third single “Back To Us”, which he recorded with Latin Pop Artist […]
Allen Kerr shows how once you have a foot in the door, hard work and ability to get your musical career the exposure it needs. This story first appeared on 2014-03-26 15:02:30 on PR-Inside.com Starting out in a break dancing troupe, Allen Kerr toured the UK performing in nightclubs, at parties, at Pineapple Studios and was asked to dance in various pop promos. Meanwhile, Allen Kerr started singing and writing his own songs and had his break 15 years later after getting himself work as personal trainer to likes of singer David Gray, broadcaster Lisa Burke and investigative journalist Donal Macintyre amongst many others. As he improved his vocals and song-writing, Allen Kerr soon started to get offers from independent artists and record labels and has worked with X factor finalist Andy Abrahams. His first album “A Part Of Me”- out later this year – was drawn from his experiences over the last 15 years while involved in music and dance. Mix of R&B Allen Kerr delivers an eclectic mix of R&B, soul, pop and country, which he heard his father sing and listen to. His musical influences include Luther Vandross, Babyface and other 80’s soul, rap, dance and electro. […]
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 […]
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi live in Berlin in 2013 More about Mohammad An international award-winning Iranian musician and composer is performing in Falmouth on April 26th as part of his world tour, with 25 concerts from last year’s WOMAD via Shanghai, Germany, Peking, Sweden and Cornwall. Support Mohammad Reza Mortazavi is a traditional Persian hand drum player (Tombak & Daf) who performed at the Film Festival in Hamburg in support of Iranian film director Jafar Panahi. This Is Not a Film is a documentary by Panahi made in 2011 about his ban from working and subsequent imprisonment. Hollywood names including Steven Spielberg, Juliette Binoche and Michael Moore have also joined the cause of Project 20 to campaign for his release. In Project 20, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi plays for 20 minutes, the number reflecting the years that Panahi has been banned from working. The rhythm replays Panahi’s heartbeat recorded while he is locked away in prison, Mortazavi projects the director’s “anguish, anger and determination to break through constraints and limitations,” says the project-20.org website. Acoustics The event taking place at the Performance Centre, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, is organised by Christina Kyle as her final project for the Creative Events Management course. […]
There’s a new song coming your way soon that has already inspired strong reactions from listeners on Twitter. This is how songs like Gangnam Style became so ingrained in people’s minds. There is no dance move to this (unless you count driving Champagne for the bottle) but there is a catch phrase ready in the making. See for yourself: Top Boy Round Here are from Sunderland and Newcastle and singer Silvar Laidlow originates from Bedford. The single is out on 14 April 2014.
East end council blocks and being raised by a single parent are no match for singing and songwriting talent, as shown by Emma Blakk who launches her first single and has already recorded a 7 track self-penned EP Council Block Dreamer. More about Emma Blakk: Blakk’s first single Siren’s will be released on 14 March 2014. Since the age of 12, Emma Blakk has been finding ways to sing in front of an audience, which makes the strong support she has already received from the likes of CJ Beatz on Radio 1 Xtra hardly surprising. She has covered songs by Jason Derulo and Prince, which can be seen on Youtube alongside the official video for Divided We Fall, the second track on Council Block Dreamer EP. Grittiest New fans must join the queue behind SBTV, Link Up TV, Urban Development and Soul Culture. Emma Blakk has put on shows at London’s grittiest live venues including Milly’s World in Camden, plus she has showcased at monthly night. Knew Knowledge, run by Warner A & R Ryan Farley and CJ Beatz. A weekly live music night in Shoreditch, Music is My Drug also boasts Blakk’s performances. Working relationships Written entirely by Blakk […]
Napalm Death’s Mitch Harris produces Menace to smash the boundaries of the rock genre. People who think the styles of metal and hard rock playing cannot move with the times and have no place in dance clubs may be astounded by Menace, created by Mitch Harris from Napalm Death. Collaborated The American guitarist collaborated with Mick Harris, an original member of English grindcore band Napalm Death and no relation to Mitch. In 1989 Harris joined Napalm Death to become part of the longest running line up alongside Mark “Barney” Greenway, bassist Shane Embury and drummer Danny Herrera, while none of the original members of the band remain. Instrumentalist Menace contains drummer Derek Roddy (ex-Nile, ex-Hate Eternal, Serpents Rise), current Dragonforce bassist Fred Leclercq and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury with stringed instrumentalist Nicola Manzan. I Live With Your Ghost is the first official video from Menace’s forthcoming album Impact Velocity (released 18 March in North America and 14 March worldwide). Napalm Death have appeared with Chris Evans and Jim Carey on TV and featured in the hit show Skins. Sky, Yahoo and the NME reported how their Victoria and Albert Museum gig scheduled for March 2013 was cancelled for fears that Napalm Death’s […]
Pop facts: Johnny Roxx Johnny Roxx’s single Just Wanna Dance features Jessie James who put vocals over a beat Roxx had created in under two hours. The production, mastering and video shoot for Just Wanna Dance was finished in two weeks while James was on a tour of Switzerland. Johnny Roxx started out in 1989 as hip-hop DJ Slice before he moved on to mixing rock with house or hip hop to create the tropical sound he is known for today. Already this year, Roxx has been nominated for the Swiss Nightlife Award 2014. The biggest dancehall producers in Switzerland, Weedy G Soundforce introduced the Johnny Roxx beat to Jessie James. The first hit single by Johnny Roxx was 2013’s Big Booty Gal. Roxx produces his music with a great vocal, such as vocal sample by a Jamaican artist, to which he’ll drop the track to create his tropical feel. Johnny’s own listening and inspiration include Iron Maiden, Bob Marley and the stylings of Diplo. Just Wanna Dance features four mixes, including house from Handbandits and a mix by Doobious. Roxx’s second single release is out on 17 February.
Think I heard this on Spotify radio last year and was trying to find name of the song Published on 10 Sep 2013 Wilkinson — Afterglow out now. Buy from: http://po.st/AfterglowiT Taken from the debut album, Lazers Not Included Buy: http://po.st/LazersiT Interact https://twitter.com/wilkinsonuk https://www.facebook.com/wilkinsonuk http://instagram.com/wilkinsonuk http://www.wilkinson-music.com/
Published on 8 Sep 2013 Change Your Life feat T.I. on iTunes: http://po.st/ChangeYourLifeTI https://www.facebook.com/iggyazalea https://twitter.com/iggyazalea Instagram @thenewclassic http://www.iggyazalea.com Directed by Jonas & Francois Produced by Division