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Hop aboard Melbourne band Nightflite and be taken back to the future where 1985 meets the 21st Century. A time where modern soft synths recreate sounds from their hardware cousins, but also add the quality and panache of 21st Century digital technology.
Nightflite is a band that discards hipster pretentiousness but deliver pure power pop vocals reminiscent of Bon Jovi and Foreigner. Their musicianship is stunning with glorious guitars, sexy synths and vivacious vocals. We’ve known about them for a while and feel 2015 will be their year. You can find them at:
It is not very often we come across a singer that just blows us away but Dan Woodhouse is one such singer. His song 21,000 is poignant, emotional and excellent.
This is an original song written by Dan to highlight the plight of worldwide hunger. You have to watch and share this song, it is simply brilliant.
They’ve been described as an electronic trio who use elements of r&b and 90s house music. “King” is their first number one single and was released in March. We love its bouncy groove, strong vocals and synth pads.
The single was also top ten in many countries including Australia, Austria and Germany.
“King” is out now on the Polydor label.
The Hip-Hop community is buzzing with female rappers taking centre stage and crossing over into the pop charts. Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea are probably the most famous female rappers at the moment. However, we think their dominant status is being challenged by a relatively new artist Dej Loaf (very interesting name indeed).
Dej comes from Detroit, released her first mixtape 3 years ago and is currently signed to Columbia Records. We’ve listened to all her tracks and the best of the lot is “We Be On It” taken from her album Sell Sole. The song is incredibly melodic, mixed with a serious beat and sports the line “She a little thug, she be rapping like she 2Pac”. I wonder to whom she is referring? I think we’ll be hearing a lot more from this girl!
Graham Cochrane returns with the second part of the $300 studio challenge, which we are sharing here to encourage artists to delve into the world of recording thanks to truly affordable gear.
In this episode Graham tackles the recording of guitars and bass and is a fascinating video. Get on it!
We’ve decided to bring to you a series of fantastic videos that can help you as an indie artist to get off your butt and create brand new records. We are going to try and cover every aspect of the new music industry from recording, production, a&r and promotion. This is a very exciting time to be recording and releasing music.
But a lot of young artists just do not know the wealth of material out there that will set you free and stop you from spending ridiculous amounts of money on recording or production and also stop you from mimicking every fashionable sound out there because guess what? You won’t get signed if you’re not unique or if you don’t already have a bazillion Facebook fans, millions of Youtube views and merchandise flying out the door. So to kick us off, let’s start from the absolute beginning. Graham Cochrane from Recording Revolution has shared a fantastic video about starting your own recording studio for $300.
As we say goodbye to summer here in Melbourne, the nights are beginning to be long and cold, I stumbled upon this lovely and warm video by a band called Destroyer. The song is called Kaputt and was shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize award. The band is fronted by singer-songwriter Dan Bejar and was formed in the early 1990s. They are set to release a new album later this year but in the meantime put your dancing shoes on and enjoy Kaputt
French singer Petite Meller describes her music as Nuvo Jazzy Pop. Her single “Baby Love” is a welcome release after weeks of depression caused by horrible world events. This record is brilliant and a Record of the Year contender! She’s pretty cool too and definitely one to watch in 2015. Share it with everyone, because she will be huge!
I must admit I was a little cautious when I first heard this song. It was such a departure from Gotye’s version and I didn’t fancy it at all. But after a few listens it has grown on me and Leahcar has done such a tremendous job. Taken from the album “Romantique”, Heart’s A Mess gets a solid 8/10 from us. Could she be Australia’s Adele? Time will tell.
This is a song for YOU! Another brilliant tune from Mel Jade. The song is taken from her debut album ALIVE which is out now from iTunes and all other leading retailers. Mel Jade is a rising pop star who is doing this all by herself without any label or management. She loves making music videos and one for the future.