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.
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.
“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:
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.
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.
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 least, disco house darlings Brick & Mortar.
Majik Brothers video mix:
Plastic Boys Vs. Adriano mix:
Nivek Tek Vs. Dirty-Z
Their new E.P entitled “I me” was recorded at Undahouse Studios in South Africa and features the acoustic single “Bored With Me”. These recordings harness the melodic and instrumental beauty of an acoustic arrangement and suit the personal nature of the songs.
The Zacas describe their music as “…going back to the roots of acoustic music, representing who we are, our identity and our passion for a raw acoustic singer-songwriter style music”.
Salva studied classical music at Pro Arte Alphen Park and became a renowned classical guitarist in South Africa. His influences include Miles Davis who he grew to love while studying Jazz at Tshwane University of Technology.
Luigi studied Architecture and design and was trained for Opera before discovering a passion for jazz and rock through his biggest influence, Myles Kennedy.
The Zaca brothers have played a lot of shows in South Africa including the well-known Barnyard Theater but have since moved to Indianapolis in America where they are currently based.
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Gram Holli and the Berries with Cornershop’s Drummer Andy Return from Tour to Release Album
These lads from Lancashire say they are “born in Leigh, not On Sea, but on a navigation, absconded to Atherton, biked to Bolton, and were produced in Preston.” They’re fresh off a tour through Europe having played gigs in such places as Manchester, Milan and Munich.
The British Invasion is not over, boys and girls. Get ready for the second wave! Lancashire Lads ” Gram Holli and the Berries” are on the way. This Brit band was “born in Leigh, not On Sea, but on a navigation, absconded to Atherton, biked to Bolton, and were produced in Preston.”
They’re fresh off a tour through Europe having played gigs in such places as Manchester, Milan and Munich.
Who are these Lancastrian lads?
The Lancashire Lads are: “Gram Holli” (lead vocals, guitar, bass and keyboard), Cornershop’s Andy Flynn (drums), Richard (“bowing” strings), Steve (“blowing” brass) and Alan Gregson of West Orange Studios (“perfecting” production and background vocals).
Their melodic and catchy new album “The Woods” is a fine example of the band’s current musical musings. The album features the single “True Love” and is out now on Company Records.
The single ” True Love” and top remixes from Mikey Gallagher ( Hed Kandi/Ministry of Sound) of the album track “Rising Sun” available now online.
True Love now on YouTube:
Madam Voodoo consists of Cass, 7even and Dr G, whose influences stem from electronica from 1990s including psychedelic trance (psytrance), grunge and punk.
In the early 2000’s Cass became a pioneer of the Melbourne shuffle after her all-consuming love of dance and trance music drew her into the emerging underground rave scene.
Songwriter 7Even draws inspiration from the depths of his social conscience to create lyrics and melodies that bring Madam Voodoo’s songs vividly to life.
Dr G previously featured in the down-tempo trip hop duo Aventine and, in the late 90s, appeared in a Coke ad shot from a helicopter above the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Madam Voodoo’s sound, a thumping electronic music with a strong pop sensibility, is composed, recorded and mixed in their own studio.
The new single “Rise” has already been play-listed on Australia’s Triple J, Matchbox Radio 24, Pop Shop FM, London FM, Radio ZA Africa and Discover80s.fm.
The song was described by Noise Porn Magazine at the Miami Winter Music Conference as an “exciting and explosive track with a hook that will permeate your festival days”.
Madam Voodoo’s single “Rise” will be released on 30 March on Matchbox Recordings via Universal Music Operations and includes dance remixes from Hed Kandi’s Mikey Gallagher.
See Rise on YouTube now:
Social Media links for Madam Voodoo
Anyone who fears that London’s bold musical heartbeat is faltering could be reassured by the recent arrival of The Boy From the Crowd on the scene.
The London-based rock duo comprises Vinny Piana and Vegas Ivy who formed The Boy From The Crowd when their musical inclinations collided in 2013.
The pair shared musical influences from Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf, Captain Beefheart and Jon Spencer.
Vinny, born in the south of France, toured Europe and the UK with various bands and composed soundtracks for films, including a Sundance favourite LoveSexy. Then Vegas added his pounding voodoo drums to Vinny’s long-cherished new musical venture.
Summing up his take on their approach, Vinny says: “One of the things that makes rock ’n’ roll great is its little imperfections and riding on the edge of disaster, knowing full well that any second it could all just fall apart.”
Their EP ‘Where the Bees Come to Die’, produced by Vinny and recorded in Maako studios, London, contains their first single Revelator, which is already receiving enthusiasm from the music press.
Future FM Magazine wrote: “The so-called “two-man team that’s putting the boot back into blues” seem to have recorded a winner of a tune”. Other bloggers such as We All Want Someone To Shout For joined their voices to this praise with: “A confident piece of British rock with an edgy blues rock finish,” and Examiner.com who say: “Indie punk at its finest. Inspires a continued head nod.”
Revelator, already playlisted on radio internationally, introduces The Boy From the Crowd sound, which reverbs with a punk beat and guitar backing the lyrical delivery, interspersed with a Doorsy blues instrumental flourish between song-lines, giving an all-over nod to great London rock.
The Boy From the Crowd release their E.P. ‘Where the Bees Come To Die’ on 16th March through Matchbox Recordings with distribution through Universal Music Operations.
Anadean Sky – Bad Dream single taken from E.P. “Battle”
A classical pianist accomplished in percussion, drums and contemporary vocals from Sofia in Bulgaria called Nadya Nedyalkova went on to become the singer-songwriter and producer known today as Anadean Sky.
Still known as Nadya, Anadean Sky won talent competitions in Bulgaria with her band No Way before she moved to London to become the March 2012 winner of Snowdance’s Melange Factor.
Anadean Sky then went on to compete in the Melange Factor final in November 2012, hosted by Channel 5 presenter Bryan Lucas.
Previously as a part of a three-piece girl band called Vantage, Anadean Sky had attracted the attention of Kevin Best of Best of London Music, who selected her to be showcased to music industry professionals.
Alongside her burgeoning music career, Anadean Sky works as a model in campaigns for Rimmel London, Reebok and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies.
Anadean Sky will be releasing her E.P “Battle” and the single “Bad Dream” on 24 November 2014 with distribution from Universal Music Operations.
Her single comes with dance remixes by Mikey Gallagher, a DJ and producer with Hed Kandi and Ministry of Sound.
Anadean Sky produced her single Bad Dream with the assistance of Denis Gadjetic at Gadget Studios and Ash Turner at Samurai Sound Studios in London.