If you needed anymore proof of the scale of the DIY artist community then you need to check out this artist. Stromae (Paul Van Haver) is a Belgian/Rwandan singer/songwriter who composed, recorded and released a massive worldwide hit "Allor On Danse". Recorded using Propellerheads Reason it became a massive hit in Europe. Watch how he put the track together.
London girl group The Scarletz attempt to bring reggae back to the charts. Good luck to them. Their debut single "Messed Up" is pretty good, lots of lovely harmonies and it actually has a more contemporary reggae style to it. The girls take their influence from Madness, The Specials and Lily Allen, and while we think that is laudable of them, they should also give some serious listen to some of reggae’s greats like Ken Boothe, Bob Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Aswad. But props to them for setting themselves apart from the rest of the mob let’s hope Island Records pick them up. Pre-order "Messed Up" now.
She’s from the Netherlands and won best Dutch song in 2010 with this smokey, sulty song which just has the ability to put you in a good mood. Her debut album spent 30 weeks at the top of the Dutch album charts beating the record set by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
The song is released on the Grandmono Label and you can download it right now. So what you waiting for ?