Music Mirror introduces new EDM release Werk it Out by Myla and Dafusia

Canadian singer-songwriter, DJ and producer, Myla just released a new collaborative EP with Toronto electronic producer, Dafusia, who originates from Chennai in India. The EP entitled Werk It Out by Myla and Dafusia is now available on all digital music retail. There is a video on YouTube for the title track Werk It Out. The EP combines elements including pop and electronic fusion, nu-wave soul, trip-hop, indie pop, world, RnB and jazz. Their lyrics reflect stimulation from their life journeys and offbeat inner conceptions. In the Canadian city Toronto in 2009, Myla first broke onto the electronic music scene under her real name Mandy Ebel, produced by Srihari Sridhar – previously working as Hawri and now known as Dafusia – with their vocal dubstep single Take Your Mind. This collaboration was first known as as Hawri ‘n’ Mandy and their debut EP called Yuga One followed in 2010. Myla has won acclaim for her vocals, songwriting and creative productions and is currently based in Regina, capital city of the Canadian province Saskatchewan. Myla has performed with Canadian popstar Kiesza, who she was on the Contemporary Music and Technology program with at Selkirk College in British Columbia, Canada, where she first […]

Music Mirror UK reflects on Australia’s EDM rock duo SkullClub’s forthcoming releases

SkullClub, a recently formed duo who fuse the sounds of heavy rock and electronic music are signed to Sony Music and based in Brisbane, Australia. The duo is Matt McGuire, producer, drummer, audio engineer and manager and John Third on guitar, keyboards and electronic controllers, who together combine electronic sounds with live instruments. Matt McGuire has has toured regularly since he was 17 years old and achieved 55,000 Facebook likes and well over a hundred thousand subscribers on YouTube. Matt also played for gold record and multi-platinum selling Australian EDM act Bombs Away. Artists including Skrillex, Pendulum, SubFocus, Shockone, Madeon, ModeStep, Neon Jungle, The Amity Affliction, NERO and Alison Wonderland have recognised Matt’s drumming skills. Johnny Third’s Facebook music page has received has achieved 6,600 likes and 11,200 followers on Soundcloud where his single Young Ones has had 2 million plays, plus a million on Spotify. Johnny performed to a crowd of 12,000 at Oktoberfest in Australia and toured around world with rock band We Rob Banks. He signed to a major record label after producing music for three years. SkullClub’s latest E.P Monsters will be released by Sony Music on 25 March 2016, featuring the singles Restart Again and […]

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 reflects on latest hip hop single and video In Love With Life by Vocaliz

An artist, poet, musician and international soul-traveller called Vocaliz releases his latest single In Love With Life. Born in Cameroon and based in Brooklyn, New York, Vocaliz uses Hip Hop to deliver his message about finding positives and revealing hidden truths. Vocaliz has been song-writing since his early teens and says: “My voice is the only instrument that I have been using since I started writing songs,” therefore his name comes from the word ‘vocal’. Vocaliz is solo but collaborates with many different artists such as Ghanain producer Afana, with whom he released an album called The Painful Healing in 2009. The album’s lead single Under The Sun received substantial airplay in Cyprus. Vocaliz began his performance career in Cyprus, working his way from underground clubs to beach festivals. He then worked with multi-platinum producer Rheji Burrell who has produced P.Diddy, Heavy D, Krs-One and Total among others. The pursuit of happiness is the inspiration for Vocaliz’s music as he believes this is how humans can learn to experience joy in life. He says: “The older we get the more we realize that we want something that will make us fulfill every single day and make us feel at the […]

Noel Gallagher has taken another swipe at Harry Styles say Music Mirror UK !

Noel Gallagher has taken another swipe at Harry Styles, slamming the star for having “nothing to say for himself”.The former Oasis rocker isn’t afraid to voice his opinions and in 2013 he slammed Harry’s band One Direction for making “f**king dreadful” music. Now he’s laid into the curly-haired lothario once more, claiming the 21-year-old doesn’t deserve his stardom.“I’ll tell you what’s wrong. Fame’s wasted on these c**ts today,” Noel grumbled to Britain’s Esquire magazine. “Harry Styles has got nothing to say for himself – nothing. ‘You alright, mate?’ ‘Uhhh.’ That’s it. The gig will never die because you can’t download it. You can’t download spirit.”Noel also took aim at the group’s former member Zayn Malik, previously commenting on his departure from the boy band in March (15) and calling him a “f**king idiot”. The tattooed singer left the band to focus on being a “normal 22-year-old”, but has already been in the studio working on solo music.“And, so, for the likes of me who persevered from an early age to play the f**king guitar and write songs and practise and practise and practise, I’ll be fine,” Noel added. “God help f**king Zayn Malik.” The musician’s interview wasn’t all negative though, […]

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 reflects on Francis Groove’s “Alright (Take My Hand)”

DJ-producer Francis Groove was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium. Francis Groove started out mixing vinyl on turntables, fusing rare groove and RnB with hip-hop and breakbeats. After inspiration from a trip to the U.S. aged 19, which introduced him to house on the New York club scene, he moved towards electro dance music and became a regular at the celebrated club The Sound Factory. Francis Groove regularly tours Europe while producing and writing his music. His latest musical project is called Real Life, which delivers a blend of pop sounds or, as he says, “a breeze of the real groove”. The new single Alright (Take my Hand) is written by Francis Groove and U.K songwriter Sandra Bryan. They enlisted vocals from Tony G in Spain and they mixed the track back in Belgium. Of this moving around to record, Francis says, “this triangle way of working has given the song a special touch”. When not on tour, Francis Groove moves between his homeland of Belgium and Hungary. His influences stem from 80’s acts such as Kraftwerk, Soulsonic Force and Nelle Hooper as well as current producer Calvin Harris. The new single Alright (Take my Hand) was produced by Francis […]

Music Mirror reflects on New Chick video by S.O.S

Dubai Hip Hop Group S.O.S Release The Hook Driven Single and Music Video For ‘New Chick’ S.O.S (Secrecy Over Supremacy) is a collective of four unique artists based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The group was originally founded by the late, Tyler Fray who died in 2013. Nigerian rapper Tyler Fray was educated in Dubai and his ethos was ‘working in silence and letting success talk’. SOS came together to keep Fray’s legacy and ethos alive. The group’s four members share a passion for Hip-Hop and have a powerful respect and admiration for each other’s skills and talents which is apparent in the cohesion of their music. Individually, the group consists of Nicholas Peter John Allison II who is known for his music as N2. Known for his versatile melodies and hard hitting lyrics, N2 is a South African rapper and co-founded S.O.S with Tyler from Johannesburg, South Africa. Secondly, Elliot Brown, who uses the stage name Mista Brown, is a UK native from Manchester who has worked with the likes of Gyptian and has a strong track record in the genre of grime. Performing artist and producer Nseh Ayuk is known as the artist T. Jones and […]

Music Mirror reflects on latest single Joy! by Ollyi.on

The new single by UK based musician and songwriter Ollyi.on is called Joy!, which celebrates this positive and hard-won emotional state. Ollyi.on is a singer/songwriter and producer based in Farnborough, Hants in the U.K who plays the flute, saxophone, keyboards, bass, guitar, drums, violin, trumpet and harmonica. As a multi-instrumentalist, it is not surprising that jazz has inspired his prolific songwriting to date. Ollyi.on started jamming with friends from an early age and has always been excited by music. On living in Switzerland in 2013, Ollyi.on says “I was inspired by the breath-taking sceneries and sheer beauty of the cities which gave me fresh inspiration to write and make new music”. Ollyi.on initially began recording with the producer Dom Tosh of Relief Studio in Switzerland. He then moved to London to collaborate with Andy Whitmore (Peter Andre, Atomic Kitten, Michele Gayle, Elton John, Boy George, Eternal) at Greystoke Studios in Ealing, London. With songs focusing on encouragement and positivity, Ollyi.on says “I believe there is some mileage in singing these types of songs today and encouraging people to have a positive outlook to life regardless of the situation”. Ollyi.on’s latest single is entitled Joy! and was engineered by Andy Hughes, […]