Ríos (Video)

“A fine blend of influences between latin musicstyles, rich layering with positive vocals that lift you up.”

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Costa Rican MC/DJ duo Nakury & Barzo launch “O”, a new album dedicated to the infinite connection between all life forms. The release is set for September 18th 2020 via the independent record label Lácteo Cósmico.In this collaborative production, they explore various danceable rhythms and genres that are part of their identity: Salsa, Bolero, Reggaeton, Bossa Nova, Swing, among others. All this without forgetting their characteristic sound, that fuses Hip Hop and Rap in Spanish with elements of electronic music. The album reflects the search of one’s roots with a profound love for nature and community. It’s a journey that incites us to move our body, heart and mind.”O” is the second long-play in which the Costa Rican duo collaborate, following Nakury’s discographic debut in 2017 titled “VIA”. In the new recordings, they are accompanied by guitarist Daniela García, percussionist Fiorella Hidalgo and bassist Maddie Serrano. The mixing and mastering was engineered by Ricardo Bernal, while the graphic design was developed by Sara Serna.After performing in 15 countries of Europe, North America and Central America, Nakury & Barzo have prepared a new show for “O”, which also includes their classic repertoire. The performances are complemented by different elements: scenography, wardrobes, visuals, dance and live instrumentalists. During 2020, they’ve adapted their proposal to virtuality and have managed to participate in international musical markets such as Circulart (Colombia), IMESUR (Chile) and Corriente (Peru).Nakury & Barzo celebrate this new chapter in their artistic careers connecting with their audience in diverse territories and exploring new paths.

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Iliya Zaki – Atanua (Spotify)

Iliya Zaki – Atanua (Spotify)

“A deep emotive cinematic theme which hits hard inide you and release goosepumbs through its brilliant storytelling.”

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A song made special for an aerial silk performance by Asia's largest new circus group, Cre Arts Asia. A 7-minute epic story soundtrack written in a cinematic orchestral style. Here is a link to the solo aerial performance: https://youtu.be/4FJQu7QWacgIliya Zaki is Singapore's foremost composer in the Epic Orchestral and Trailer Music genre. He found his love for symphonic music at an early age and progressed to the music of the rock and metal at 9 years old. His childhood idols, Japanese heavy metal band X-Japan, continue to be his greatest source of musical inspiration.Drawing influence from the works of Yoshiki Hayashi, Hans Zimmer and Thomas Bergersen, Iliya focuses on creating music that tells a compelling emotional story.Aside from his personal music releases, Iliya writes for renown publishers in the Trailer and TV industry such as Epic Score, Gothic Storm, The License Lab, and several more.Iliya has placements in many TV channels worldwide such as:ESPN, HBO, Fox Sports, DMAX, Discovery, NHL, BBC, Telecino and many more!Popular TV shows that has used Iliya's music:WWE, Baby Boomers, The Voice, Biggest Loser, Top Gear, Deadly Women, and plenty more!https://iliyazaki.com/

She’s The Queen – Shades Of Blue (Spotify)

She’s The Queen – Shades Of Blue (Spotify)

“Charming melodic arps, wide and soft uplifting vocals in a fine blend of good groove.”

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Lyrically, this song is about compartmentalizing memories and saving them for when you're able to finally face yourself. The chorus teeters between the desire to believe that you had no control in the outcome of a relationship, with the fact that you're still haunted by what could have been. Written and recorded in our home studio, the song began with a harpy synth and was built up with guitar and our Moog Little Phatty.She’s the Queen is an American electropop music duo signed to Electronic Rumors. Based in Portland, Maine, She’s the Queen is composed of Emily White (vocals, songwriting) and Andrew Kuryloski (production, songwriting, guitar).The duo met and formed while attending school together at Ithaca college in upstate New York. Shortly after college, the duo moved to New York City and released their self-titled EP, She’s the Queen, which features their first electro hit ‘Waiting Game’.In 2012 the duo’s hit track ‘Waiting Game’ was featured on the Electronic Rumors compilation album alongside Futurecop!, Fear of Tigers, Vanbot and other notable acts. The duo released two follow up EPs through their label featuring ‘Talk to Me’, ‘The Way’ and 'Cold Heart'.She's the Queen's music has been featured on FOX TV's 'Sleepy Hollow', Showtime's 'The Real L Word' and The Style Network's 'Betsy Johnson XOX' to name a few. http://www.shesthequeenband.com/

Kevin McKay Feat. Rosie Gyems – Pearls (Extended Mix) [Glasgow Underground] (Video)

“A solid mix, that hits you on from the first seconds, engaging a lot of expectations and wishes for what you want to come after, minimal entering with a soft retro chord vibe, then to heartwarming vocals and melodic lines layered with care, managing to keep the groove straight and interest on, reaching all expectations we had as listeners on start. Great track!”

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Highly respected house music producer and head of Glasgow Underground Records, Kevin McKay, returns with a sublime house groover – his version of Sade’s 1994 classic ‘Pearls’ featuring the beautiful vocals of Rozie Gyems. The track is an exclusive from Kevin McKay’s new album ‘Summer Of Love’ which features tracks conceived, produced or remixed (or remixes commissioned) by McKay and is designed to reflect a typical Kevin McKay DJ set – the first time he has delivered a truly artist-focused collection of tracks as a DJ mix album. ‘Summer Of Love’ continues McKay’s development of the cover version as an art form (as showcased on his artist album ‘No Samples Were Harmed In The Making Of This Record’), and brings together a slew of standout recent singles and remixes, including this magical version of ‘Pearls’.The track is already gaining support from key international tastemakers with its low-slung bass and sultry vocals delivering real emotional impact. Supporters include Riva Starr, Paco Osuna, Oliver Heldens, Vanilla Ace, Robert Owens, Severino, Joe T Vanelli, ATFC, Roog and many more.Kevin McKay has been a mainstay in the underground since the early nineties and on many different fronts. From recording with Omid 16B as Sixteen Souls and creating the Sir Henry’s anthem, ‘On My Mind’, to discovering and co-producing Mylo’s seminal album, ‘Destroy Rock & Roll’, he’s earned his place in the house music hall of fame. Throughout he has spearheaded the Glasgow Underground imprint where he continues to break a wealth of new talent and showcase legends of the scene. All this while serving up masterclass DJ sets around the world and at his Mick’s Garage residency in London.’Pearls’ is a seductive tune that builds into an irresistible groove – a perfect introduction to Kevin McKay’s ‘Summer Of Love’.

Pablo Iranzo – Something (Monsieur Adi Remix) (Spotify)

Pablo Iranzo – Something (Monsieur Adi Remix) (Spotify)

“A memorable deep house groove with captivating vocal and beautiful melodic arps. ”

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The "Summer of Collaborations" comes to an epic conclusion as singer/songwriter Pablo Iranzo (https://www.iranzo-music.com/) teams up with electronic music producer Monsieur Adi to release an electronica/early house remix of his upcoming song “Something”. The two track remix single, featuring the main remix (6'08) and a radio edit (3'39), is available on all platforms. The original version of Something, a dark electro tune, will be released later this year as part of Pablo Iranzo's second album.Well-known for his elegant, imaginative and epic official remixes for Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, Two Door Cinema Club, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Bastille, Ellie Goulding and many more, Monsieur Adi is a versatile and creative music producer, composer, and songwriter. He drenches all of his work in pure emotions and feelings that can sometimes leave the listener unsure if they should dance or cry.Already available is a two track single of "Something" featuring retrowave/80s pop remixes by Plextro (https://soundcloud.com/plextromusic / instagram.com/plextromusic) and Disquette•s (https://disquette-s.bandcamp.com/releases / instagram.com/disquettepop) :https://open.spotify.com/album/4YpPVwTeTa63Y30FIkyUuR?si=vRDw--CJSIuCA5II1uTfqQPablo Iranzo is a singer/songwriter from Munich, Germany. His music blends rock/pop with dark, gothic elements, sometimes also venturing into more electro sounds. His debut album, Blind Faith, was released in December 2017. He is currently working on his second album, due for release in the last quarter of 2020.

Oxygen – The Sixteenth (Video)

“A beautiful trip hop song with solid groove through deep sensational vocals, a timeless track!”

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The second post-apocalyptic single from our debut EP. Oxygen features a huge orchestral sound, contrasting the song’s central themes of loneliness and regret. The song is accompanied by a stunning video shot in and around the mountainous central North Island of New Zealand.

Black Bordello – Prufrock (Spotify)

Black Bordello – Prufrock (Spotify)

“This is a deep forest of loungish grooves and harmonies through a brilliant structure and elegant vibes.”

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This song is influenced by the poem 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock' by T S Eliot. It's an art rock/ progressive rock journey narrative that juxtaposes modern materialist lifestyles with a more abstract philosophical perspective. Black Bordello has been described by Loud and Quiet as 'genre-defying' and 'world-building', practices that are soundly demonstrated in Prufrock.

Jobaa – Olla (Video)

“Playfull and memorable afrobeats which make you smile, sweet heartwarming vocal style and catchy groove!”

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One of the most exciting rising stars from the world of Afro-Fusion arrives with the infectious, up-tempo ‘Olla’ as Jobaa is set to make his mark on the scene.Having previously featured on Burna Boy Spaceship Collective signee Buju’s single ‘Sweet Love’ last December, which highlighted Jobaa to the music world, the 20-year old makes his single debut. Featuring a super catchy, percussion driven Afro-pop instrumentation, which is produced by Jaypizzle and engineered by Selebobo (a.k.a Mix Monsta), ’Olla’ is a stellar debut that highlights Jobaa’s fresh and zealous interpretation of contemporary Afrobeats. Representing an exciting new generation of artists that are heavily inspired by Afrobeats, the genres megastars and modern-day music from across the globe, Jobaa refreshingly pushes the boundaries with his innovative style and clear enjoyment of his craft. Having recently inked a lucrative deal with U.K based entertainment titan JustJoJo Entertainment Limited, Jobaa’s debut is a high-octane cut and certainly highlights him as a future star.With the melting pot of talent from the Afrobeats world seemingly overflowing in riches, the comradery of the genre is where its gems lie. The desire and commitment of those already in the spotlight to constantly work with, and highlight, new talent has been pivotal to many careers. Whilst piquing the interest of the scene on his previous feature with Buju, it is now Jobaa’s turn to take his space in the limelight. About JobaaJobaa is a contemporary Afro-pop recording and performing artiste. Jobaa whose real names are Aina Oluwajoba Emmanuel was born on June 24th, 2000 and hails from Lagos Nigeria and is from the state of Ekiti. He developed a keen interest in music at an early age and started making music in his early secondary school days, where he was known as Rico before he evolved to Rico P and finally the pop talent Jobaa which was originated from his first name and the first letter of his last name. As a student of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, he was in a secondary school group called “Untamed” which dissolved right after his graduation. He then went on to bag a B.Sc degree in Public Administration from Babcock University, where became a music sensation garnering a huge following with his campus hits “Ololufe” and “Bad Belle”, also working with Jinmi Abduls, Higo Music and Remy Baggins. As a student of Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, he was in a secondary school group called “Untamed” which dissolved right after his graduation. He then went on to bag a B.Sc. degree in Public Administration from Babcock University, where became a music sensation garnering a huge following with his campus hits “Ololufe” and “Bad Belle”, also working with Jinmi Abduls, Higo Music and Remy Baggins. After completing his University with a second-class upper division degree, he released his official debut single titled “Sweet Love” featuring Buju which became a sleeper hit. Shortly after, he inked a lucrative deal with U.K based entertainment juggernaut and record label JustJoJo Entertainment Ltd. Jobaa is currently working on his debut EP scheduled for release first quarter of 2021. https://www.instagram.com/iamjobaa/

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OLI Interview on Nagamag

OLI Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

OLI:
Alternative Pop is definitely the best way to describe it. Synth, strings and I’m also a big fan of adding jazz elements.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

OLI:
To be honest, ever since I was a child I just knew that this was what I was the only thing I would never stop doing . I’m lucky, my family is extremely musical and I was always encouraged to take up an instrument and perform.
In 2014 I started working with producer Benny D (Stormzy, Boy George, Kylie, Plan B, Robbie Williams, Paloma Faith). I just really love his musical taste and we’ve been a team ever since.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

OLI:
It would have to be anything ‘Sade’. The whole moody/bedroom pop female vocal that is used so much now a days just makes me think of her. I used to listen to the Diamond Life album every night to help me sleep (early 2000’s) and compared to the crazy pop I was hearing at the time, it just felt so soothing and comforting. Thank stuck with me and made me want to add jazzier elements.


Nagamag:
How did your song with Dave Gahan come to be?

OLI:
It was actually very simple and quick - the song wasn’t finished from their session and needed writing. I thought the backing track was really old Americana and melancholy – which I loved. When I put down the guides for the lyrics we then realised my voice was actually a great mix on the track with his.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

OLI:
Stereophonics "Dakota"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

OLI:
Ella M "Myself"

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The King’s Parade – How Long? (Video)

“A modish indie pop song with wide and warm vocals, neat guitar riffs and a fresh air vibe to fix your mood.”

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THE KING’S PARADE share latest feel good music video, shot in lockdown for new single ahead of debut album“Captivating alt-soul melding classic blues influence with a modern pop vibe” The Independent“Elegant guitar riffs and heartwarming vocals” WonderlandLondon based soulful-pop outfit, The King’s Parade have returned with their latest feel good single ‘How Long?’ and have just dropped a playful and home-brewed music video for the track. Shot in lockdown, and depicting chaos at rehearsal, front-man Olly explains the inspiration behind the visual:”We had this idea of a rehearsal that’s constantly going wrong, where I desperately try to get things back to normal despite a series of surreal interventions. We filmed it as a one shot, so as well as the action on camera it was absolute carnage behind the scenes, with people running on and off set, building drum kits, taking them away, moving different props into place and switching characters!”‘How Long?’ it’s the second track to drop from their up-coming debut album, and follows first track ‘Mario’. Early support for ‘How Long?’ has come from Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music, who described it as “an incredibly accomplished sound worthy of a far wider audience”. Lyrically, ‘How Long?’ continues where ‘Mario’ left off, with both tracks exploring feelings of nostalgia. Their latest effort ruefully looks back to better days, with feelings of regret and longing mixed with an underlying optimism. Sonically, this new series of singles (four in total before the album drops) represent a band at the peak of its powers, a close-knit group who have truly found their sound, embracing pop and funk sounds as well as a more soulful approach to their vocals and melodies. Having established a loyal live fanbase and streams in the 10s of millions across all platforms online (through a series of tours, singles and EPs), news of their debut album is much overdue and highly anticipated. The album, out in December 2020 was recorded by Marco Pasquariello (credits include Coldplay and Snow Patrol) and was produced by Guy Massey (credits include Ed Sheeran, Jack Savoretti and The Libertines). Their previous video for ‘Mario’ has gained over 100K views so far and has been lauded for its creativity, as the band like so many others, had to create something self-produced during lockdown. With the help of friends and fans from across the globe (spanning Europe, New Zealand, USA, Mexico, Uganda and South Africa), they created something totally joyous and celebratory, fitting for these strange times – watch the official music video for Mario here.Prior to this, 2019 saw the release of their most recent EP ‘Mad’ which was backed by a sold-out headline European tour across Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK. The EP rallied strong tastemaker support from the likes of BBC 6Music, The Independent, Clash, Earmilk and many more. This year, the band utilised lockdown to engage with their fans more than ever before. Olly streamed acoustic #StayAtHome sessions live from his living room every day, for eight weeks straight and they all hosted a The King’s Parade themed quiz on Zoom which featured other artists, including Billy Lockett and Hollie Carmen. They even released #StayAtHome merch featuring fan art of Olly´s live-stream backdrop (his lounge), which sold out… twice!

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