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Songs, Artists and Music News that has win Nagamag’s attention. Timeless sound harmony and unique pesonalities that are worthing extra attention! With no specific release date or music genre, fine music never expires.

“A hypnotic psychill journey which steps into ritual dub grooves, tickles you with mid range synth bliss and layered with lush reverbs and harmonies of spiritual mysteries. ”

-Nagamag.com

Exoticas is the lead single of I Awake & Less new album "Tabula Rasa". An album grown from a collaborative idea of making two versions using the same stems, I Awake providing the downtempo/neo-ambient flavour, and Less the upbeat club-tracks. This downtempo soundscape journey is the perfect soundtrack for the well tuned ear, a blend between synthesizers and foley all written, produced and mixed for a horizontal experience.

Leonardo the Space Pianist Interview on Nagamag

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

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
My music style’s roots are a crossover of different experiences, the seed is in my background as classical pianist and metal keyboardist. I describe my music as Contemporary Space Music, where there are influences of cinematic, experimental, neo-classical, progressive metal and wave genres.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
I was born in Venice, Italy, and discovered the piano at the age of 6 and astronomy at 9. At the age of 12, by reading Isaac Asimov, playing Beethoven and Bach, listening to Queen, Steve Vai and Robert Miles, I decided I would travel the Space and play my music outside planet Earth. So I became a professional pianist AND an aerospace engineer.
As a pianist I graduated at the Music Conservatory in Italy, studying composition and developing my passion for synths and electronic music. I was mentored by Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater's keyboardist. In the meanwhile I graduated with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Padova, researching on hypervelocity impacts and space safety. During those years I did a concert at the ESRANGE Space Center in cold Sweden while taking part in his first space mission with the SCRAT Project, a very important milestones of my Journey.
In 2006 I created the Music House to develop my View - the project 'Nullo Die Sine Nota’. The Latin sentence means 'Not A Day Without a Note'. I recorded four studio albums and two EPs, with always new music in the flow. I played in several countries like Italy, Germany, UK, Netherlands, and Turkey. I teamed up with many artists during the years, like Yossi Sassi, Aliki Chrysochou and Anna Utopia Giordano. In the last nine years, I have worked with several dancers too; the latest chapter of this experience is 'BlackShip', an innovative show for contemporary music, contemporary fusion dance and visual art.
In 2016 I moved to Malta. I wanted to deeper discover myself, islands are the perfect metaphor of our planet, and an excellent place for freediving…and it is actually working!
Currently I am developing further my space music and researching and lecturing at University in aerospace.
Nearly forgetting, I am also passionate about martial arts and photography.


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

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
The very first memory I have is of myself at 3 years old with a yellow toy-piano. I liked to improvise (clearly!) with it and sometimes to disassemble (maybe an early sign of engineering). Besides this I realized that I wanted to become a pianist when I was 6 years old, I remember there was another kid playing an old upright piano at school, seeing the other school mates around happy and smiling. When he finished I have vivid in my mind that I played my first real piano key, thinking: Wow! I want to play it and share music with people!
So a few months later, I started my musical journey.


Nagamag:
How did the Covid19 pandemic influence your artistic activity?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
I am seeing it as an opportunity of growth, despite the difficult moment that everyone is facing. I increased considerably my online activity, publishing every week vlog episodes on my YouTube channel, starting to stream regularly my music performances on Twitch and releasing with a higher frequency new music on the main music distribution platforms, like Spotify. The effects of the pandemic will take quite a lot in my opinion to be completely managed and society and music industry will be quite different in the near future. 2 new EPs and 4 singles are in the workflow for the upcoming months.


Nagamag:
Who is the Space Pianist?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
I am a Dreamer that step by step is designing his way to perform the first piano concert on Mars.


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?

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
IGORRR "Downgrade Desert"


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

Leonardo the Space Pianist:
Infected Mushroom "Heavyweight"

Discover & Listen to Leonardo the Space Pianist

Leonardo the Space Pianist on Spotify

Leonardo the Space Pianist's Signature Track

Leonardo the Space Pianist on Social Media

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Leonardo the Space Pianist's Website

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“Until then a collaboration between british composer Jonny Southard andambient artist Kirk Smith is a short but moving neo-classical pianotrack with a minimal yet uplifting ambient music embellished with deep cinematic textures ”

-Nagamag.com

This is a collaboration between UK composer Jonny Southard and Memphis based ambient artist Kirk Smith (We Dream of Eden). Its a neo-classical piano track with ambient, cinematic textures. This short but moving piece creates feelings of longing and hopefulness for what is yet to come.

“Bring us the summer back and let us dance into a covid-free enviroment, concetrated positive vibes here and solid beats to make you dance! Or better we seek the open air dancefloors on south hemishphere and enjoy the hot weather with this beatiful progressive house story. A right tool for djs to wake up the crowd.”

-Nagamag.com

UK dance music talents Sleepwalkrs and MNEK have joined forces on new single ‘More Than Words’, out today. A four-to-the-floor groover, ‘More Than Words’ displays Sleepwalkrs crossover production prowess alongside MNEK’s superb vocal ability. It follows on from Sleepwalkrs recent hit with Hugel ‘Magnify’ ft. LPW and breakthrough single ‘Outta My Head’. Now collaborating with MNEK, whose global success stories include ‘Head & Heart’, the recent chart-topping collab with Joel Corry, ‘More Than Words’ is certain to further establish Sleepwalkrs as a leader in dance music production.Real name Roberto Manfredi, Sleepwalkrs made a big impression last year when he joined his old friend THRDL!FE for ‘Outta My Head’, a single that garnered BBC Radio 1 airplay from Scott Mills and has since amassed 7.5 million Spotify streams. More recently he linked up with French artist HUGEL on ‘Magnify’, an acclaimed single that made it onto the Kiss ‘Dance’ and BBC Radio 1 ‘Party Anthems’ playlists, as well as being remixed by Mike Mago and Sammy Porter. Continuing his ascent through the ranks, Sleepwalkrs’ music has received further heavyweight support from the likes of Oliver Heldens, Hardwell, Cassius and Don Diablo.GRAMMY-nominated South Londoner MNEK has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, collaborating with the likes of Zara Larson, Stormzy, Jax Jones and Gorgon City, and writing with international stars such as Beyoncé, Little Mix, Dua Lipa, Christina Aguilera, Mabel, Anne Marie, Selena Gomez, The Saturdays and Clean Bandit. His back catalogue includes a number of worldwide hits including ‘Ready For Your Love’, ‘Never Forget You’, and ‘Blinded By Your Grace’. Most recently, his hit with Joel Corry, ‘Head & Heart’, has become a global success, topping the charts in a number of countries and marking his first UK #1 single.An instant hit, ‘More Than Words’ is shaping up to become a permanent fixture in the charts and on the airwaves. An exciting display of UK talent, Sleepwalkrs and MNEK are ready to present the next global anthem.To find out more about Sleepwalkrs, go to:https://www.instagram.com/sleepwalkrs/To find out more about MNEK, go to:https://www.instagram.com/mnek/

“Prologue of promises the second out of a fourteen track album from classical/rock crossover pianist Aysedeniz Gokcin, is a mastefully performed solo piece with an eclectic yet elegant aura that ask from listeners to contemplate on reshaping the future and how we want things to be fixed through pure musical notes”

-Nagamag.com

Prologue of Promises is a track that hosts all our wishes and hopes for the future in musical notes. It is a reflection of how we would reshape our future and how we would like to fix things...

AyseDeniz is a classical/rock crossover pianist currently splitting her time between Los Angeles, London, and Istanbul. She started playing piano at age five and was considered a child prodigy in her native home of Turkey. She completed her Bachelor's in Piano Performance at Eastman School of Music in New York and her Masters in Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

AyseDeniz is recognized internationally for her ability to unite the classical genre with classic rock and creating original rock arrangements and compositions, which she now performs for fans worldwide to sold-out shows. She has appeared on BBC News, Vogue, Classic FM, Prog Rock Magazine, and more. The Arts Council England endorses her under the Exceptional Talent Visa.

https://instagram.com/adpianist

Kerensa Stephens Interview on Nagamag

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

Kerensa Stephens:
Eclectic lyrical Electronica. Probably more toward the ambient persuasion but also mid-tempo groove. https://cosmicleaf.com/en/products.php?action=artist&id=107
It somewhat depends on who I'm collaborating with. I've explored gypsy folk, experimental rock and performance poetry.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kerensa Stephens:
My Dad was a musician, Mum liked to sing, so I was exposed to a lot of music and musical events growing up. I played violin in the school orchestra and sang in the choir, school productions and local shows. I was seriously into dance the first 2 decades of my life where I also learned to intuit music.
I became involved in the experimental music scene in my home town of Dunedin, NZ, in my early 20's. After I had my 2 boys, I started singing, writing and performing in big NZ festivals with 3 different kiwi artists, ecophonik, laughin' gas and Terra Nine. I took the moniker Aviatrix and explored DJing. Fun times!
Touring was not an easy option being a parent so I gradually moved more and more into the studio, collaborating with overseas artists like Side Liner, Zero Cult and Tony Modi. I have written prolifically and recently I came across an old song book of mine, I think I need to re-visit those tunes and reform them with a contemporary flavour.. watch this space ;)


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

Kerensa Stephens:
I have eclectic tastes and I think exposure to everything from tribal to classical , folk to rock and experimental, soul ,reggae and trance, has made me a flexible artist and an original writer. Collaborating with artists from afar across the internet is huge now and being flexible, generative and at ease creating in my own space, I'm able to collaborate with many more artists than I thought imaginable.


Nagamag:
How do these collaborations come about?

Kerensa Stephens:
Producers contact me with a piece of music, sometimes a fragment, and an idea /concept/ title and if it speaks to me, I'll write something to it. A few tunes have come with another writers' lyrics and I adapt them to the tune. I record my vocals, arrange them and send the file off to the producer. We play file tennis for a while until we're all happy with the product or happy enough when a deadline comes around.


Nagamag:
Which is the biggest most well heard tune that you have in your discography?

Kerensa Stephens:
That would be the OTT Remix of No Return. Written with the notable Terra Nine, Mike Westcot. It was released on the 2013 album Streamofconsciousness through Tempest Recordings.

https://tempestrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/stream-of-consciousness


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?

Kerensa Stephens:
Aldous Harding "The Barrel"


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

Kerensa Stephens:
Transient Dreams "Disciplined Sin"

Discover & Listen to Kerensa Stephens

Kerensa Stephens on Spotify

Kerensa Stephens' Signature Track

Kerensa Stephens on Social Media

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