“I prefer to be formless, like water,” JM says. “I once heard a quote from Bruce Lee that said ‘If you put water in a vase, it becomes the vase,’ so put me in any music genre, and I become the genre, like water.” Much like his genre-melding yet fluid ‘formless’ musical creations, Jesus Muhammed as an artist is a bit of an enigma. Music – for JM – comes to his mind in mental waves and flashes of colors, shapes and patterns. Whether he has a mild form of the fascinatingly weird disorder known as synesthesia or it’s just the way his musical brain works – whatever the source of his genius, it’s a mesmerizing mix of electronica, hip hop rhythms, other-worldly vocals and street-style rhyming that he creates. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Saint Albans, Queens, JM took music lessons from a former James Brown guitarist, and was surrounded by 1950s pop and 70s reggae played by his music-loving parents. They bought JM and his brother a full set-up of instruments as they were growing up, but while his mother hoped he’d learn to play classic pop songs, JM instead wanted to bring to life the music […]
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 […]
Texas USA has unleashed a new pop hopeful in the form of Candy, a singer-songwriter who crafts pop songs on acoustic guitar and piano, before readying them for the world of club and radio DJs with dance arrangements and remixes. Established Candy developed her vocal performance as a studio and live backing singer for various established artists before reminding us of the delights of a pure pop tune with her first single “You Call This Love”. “You Call This Love” is an upbeat pop dance record with a witty, narrative video. Candy combines her song writing and musicianship with her inspirations from within the dance music arena to create a winning sound. Award winners “You Call This Love” is reproduced and remixed by three times Grammy Award winners Klubjumpers, who have worked with Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Madonna and many more. Preview on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/paul-di-matteo/candy-you-call-this-love-klubjumpers-new-radio-edit-master
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 […]
London based Azrock and Pogo are an experimental duo. Azrock, a songwriter, musician and producer, also writes fiction, is a graphic artist and software programmer. He wanted to combine all his talents and when he first heard the voice of Pogo he was blown away by her vocals and the recording project was born. Together, Azrock and Pogo are driven to produce timeless music across all the genres. Azrock and Pogo were one of the original artists to reach the Hall of Fame on artist funding website SliceThePie and were selected as a winner for the £15,000 prize due to the interest generated from thousands of reviewers. Another song of theirs ‘I’ll Wait Here’ was a top 5 finalist for ‘Song of the Year’ competition. The new album “ For You” features 14 tracks including the soulful and funky single “ Wha’Cha Gonna Do” to be released on 1 October via A&P Records. Here’s the single on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OixyaEtDEsY
The Framed are a 4-piece band from Aberdeen consisting of Glynn McGregor (drums), Gareth Burr (guitars), Steve Ross (rhythm guitar) and Jamie Reid (vocals and bass). The group formed due to a distinct love of all things musical driven by a desire to get out of working 9 to 5. Their music is upbeat rock with some punk simplicity, indie sensibilities and some sometimes naive and thoughtful lyrical content thrown in for a more Vindaloo type kick. The band have recently recorded their debut EP at Monnow Valley Studios with producer Paul Tipler and mastered it at Metropolis Studios with John Davis. With the release of the EP ” I Don’t Know “this month, their first festival performance already behind them and gigs plays over last few months, the future should be exciting for this band. “I Don’t Know” is the latest single from The Framed and will be released on 30 June 2014.
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 […]