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Luminary Sounds

Luminary Sounds

By Luminary Sounds
Luminary Sounds is the internet's Music A&R for discovering the undiscovered. Based in Southern California, Luminary Sounds is dedicated to help break undiscovered talent into the mainstream through music reviews, interviews, live shows, and our podcast. The platform is created by musical artist Junior LLedo, and music enthusiast, Francois The Great. With so much attention focused on top Billboard artist's the independent artist is too often overlooked. Featured in Voyage LA Magazine for their outstanding work Luminary Sounds steps in as leading platform to bridge emerging artists and fans tog
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Episode 31 | Jeff Bernat - This Time (Tidal Editorial Playlist Review)
R&B Crooner Jeff Bernat makes Tidal's Editorial Playlist and the Luminary Sounds crew discusses the newly released single "This Time". Did Luminary Sounds get this review right? Check out the new release and let us know what you think about Jeff Bernat latest release.  
February 6, 2021
Episode 30 | Chase Wright - Why Should We (Tidal Editorial Playlist Review)
Chase Wright makes Tidal's Editorial Playlist and the Luminary Sounds crew discusses the newly released single "Why Should We". Did Luminary Sounds get this review right? Check out the new release and let us know what you think.
February 6, 2021
Episode 29 | Grace Gaustad - Out of Time (Tidal Editorial Playlist Review)
Grace Gaustad makes Tidal's Editorial Playlist and the Luminary Sounds crew discusses the newly released single "Out Of Time". Did Luminary Sounds get this review right? Check out the new release and let us know what you think.
February 6, 2021
Episode 28 | Pooh Shiesty - Guard Up (Tidal Editorial Playlist Review)
Pooh Shiesty makes Tidal's Editorial Playlist and the Luminary Sounds crew discusses the newly released single "Guard Up". The Rising Rap Artist is the next Artist on the rise. But did Luminary Sounds get this review right? Check out the new release and let us know what you think.
February 6, 2021
Episode 27 | Young Quicks
The Young Fly Latino is a bilingual recording artist representing Oxnard, CA. The veteran MC has opened up for some of the biggest names in music like Nelly, DJ Quik, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and David Banner. With over 10 projects under his belt, Quicks continuous ability to stay active, and create music makes him unique in the rap game.  #LuminaryTopTen #YoungQuicks #LuminarySounds #RisingArtist #IndieArtistInterview #LuminaryPlays #LuminaryCa #Oxnard #LilCHICAGO #BabyBash
November 20, 2020
Episode 26 | Power2ThePeople
Power2ThePeople are more than just a talented duo, they are romantically and musically invested within each other as Husband and Wife. Their unique musical style is an inspiring experience of strength, resilience, and greatness. The Southern California group has been featured in Voyage LA for their outstanding work and are breaking the mold as a musical duo.   #LuminaryTopTen# Power2ThePeople #LuminarySounds #RisingArtist #MusicDuo #IndieArtistInterview #LuminaryPlays #LuminaryCa
November 20, 2020
Episode 25 | Jazzgroupiez
Hailing from Beaumont, Texas, Jazz Groupiez is definitely a hidden gem when it comes to music. Jazz Groupiez makes our Top Ten list with the new EP "Evolve" a short but utterly sweet taste of sound. This isn't the album that will get you out of your seat but it's the album that will keep you in a relaxed mood. Check out Jazz Groupiez latest EP "Evolve" to see why they made our Luminary Top Ten.   #LuminaryTopTen #JazzGroupiez #LuminarySounds #RisingArtist #JazzArtist #JazzGroup #JazzInterview #LuminaryPlays #LuminaryCa #TexasMusic
November 20, 2020
Episode 24 | Luminary Sounds Top 10
Junior Lledo, Francois the Great, and Kay Don't Play break down the First Independent  Top Ten Artist list. Our Top 10 is based off lyrics, production, and style. Each artist was curated by fans and ranked independently.  Check out the written publication on each of the Top Ten Artists on our website below.   #TopTenArtist #CoiLeray #Toosii #They #Soulex #Yendry #Blxst #TessHenley #YoungQuicks #Power2ThePeople #JazzGroupiez #LuminarySounds #RisingArtist
November 20, 2020
Episode 23 | Nikki Paige
Nikki Paige has one of the most unique voices that we've come across. The Orange County native grew up acting and dancing, but singing was always her passion. Due to her evolving musical style, she cannot be boxed into any genre of music. The singer elaborates on working on various projects as well as some of her unreleased material that she may release in the future. 
September 15, 2020
Episode 22 | J. Howell
J. Howell was blessed with a vocal tone that could only be classified as  legendary. The Memphis singer fully embraces his gift on his album "Red Room". The intensity within the album creates a cinematic type theme of faithfulness and betrayal as J Howell levels up to captivate his listeners in the acoustic version.    #JHowell #RedRoom #LuminarySounds #MemphisSinger #SomethinAboutYa #RisingArtist
August 14, 2020
Episode 21 | T Dash
T Dash struck fame with his viral moment on TikTok when he sang "Deeper Than The Holler" by Randy Travis but the Houston, Texas singer describes himself as "Just a simple guy" from the great city of Houston, Texas. The family man speaks on enjoying singing and working on an untitled EP. But most all he encourages everyone to love themselves first and never give up on their dreams.
August 4, 2020
Episode 20 | Chevy Woods
Chevy Woods is comfortable being the Sixth Man. The Taylor Gang artist has dropped over 15 Mixtapes and completed over 20 Tours in his career. And with the arrival a new studio album "SINCE BIRTH" he is giving fans a different side to his creative abilities. Chevy opens up in his interview and talks about not being afraid to show a different side to his musical prowess. He speaks on his relationship with Wiz Khalifa, Berner and Taylor Gang as well as details about his dating life and passion for his newly executive produced cooking show "Make It Good With Chevy Woods"    #ChevyWoods #SinceBirth #LuminarySounds #TaylorGang #NewMusic #RisingArtist
August 3, 2020
Episode 19 | Mia Sera
Luminary Sounds sits down and chats with Mia Sera about her favorite things to do during quarantine, growing and evolving as an artist, and her new single "405"
July 26, 2020
Episode 18 | Sweet Lizzy Project
Sweet Lizzy Project is an emerging Cuban band that sees no barriers or restraints in using their voice. The difficulties of creating music within the Cuban government brought the talented group to America where they're all together in an MTV "Real World" like atmosphere.    #SweetLizzyProject #Technicolor #LuminarySounds #IndependentMusic #TuLibertad #NewMusic #RisingArtist
July 25, 2020
Episode 17 | Nemchel
Francois the Great and Junior Lledo sit down with the very talented Nemchel to discuss her upcoming projects, songwriting process, as well as her new quarantine fan base and much more.
June 19, 2020
Episode 16 | Jaz Karis
Francois the Great sits down with the phenomenal artist Jaz Karis to talk about the current state of our world, her unique sound, musical influences, and upcoming projects. 
June 17, 2020
Episode 15 | Kadeem Tyrell
Francois the Great and Junior Lledo sit down with rising R&B UK artist Kareem Tyrell to talk about racism, independent music, and the struggles of being an artist in today's climate.
June 16, 2020
Episode 14 | Mayor Tim Flynn
This episode Luminary Sounds sits down with the Mayor of Oxnard, Tim Flynn to discuss running for 5th District Ventura County Supervisor, economic development within the County, developing strategies to help end homelessness, and how he is preparing for the March 3rd Election Day. 
February 29, 2020
Episode 13 | Inayah
The amazingly talented Inayah sits down with Luminary Sounds to talk about going viral, her new album "S.O.L.A.R", not quitting her job, her new docuseries "LEVELS", growing up in Houston and the importance of family support. 
February 28, 2020
Episode 12 | Marilyn Ford & D-Smoke
This episode Luminary Sounds sits down with the very talented, and outstanding artist Marilyn Ford. She talks to us about her creative process, upcoming projects, and the challenges that up and coming artists face during their time of moving forward in the music game. In addition, Junior Lledo and Francois the Great do a review on the debut album for D-Smoke's Black Habits.
February 8, 2020
Episode 11 | The Musical Doc, KOBE tribute, Mylezia & The Grammy Awards
This Episode Luminary Sounds pays tribute to Kobe Bryant. We talk about the most embarrassing moments with a crush interviews The Musical Doc to discuss how she took chances on her musical career while fighting through depression. We give a music review on up and coming singer, Mylezia. The Musical Doc performs for Luminary Plays.
February 4, 2020
Episode 10 | Andrew Mason, Sensii, Witsmusic & Smitty!, DioMara
This Episode Luminary Sounds interviews Undrgrnd Magazine Editor-Chief Andrew Mason. The crew reviews two music releases from Witsmusic & Smitty! and Soul singer Diomara. Luminary Sounds also introduces Luminary Plays as music artist Senseii performs an intimate setting.
January 29, 2020
Episode 9 | Ken Geary & LeJon B.
This Episode Luminary Sounds interviews CEO/Media Producer Ken Geary. The crew does a music review on musical artist LeJon B. Kay Way & Francois The Great  The Great Introduce new segments to the show and the panel answers questions from our listeners. 
January 25, 2020
Episode 8 | Kawaya, Savannah Cristina, Asher Simmons, Voyage LA, 2020 Goals
This Episode Junior Lledo & Fracois The Great Introduce new Host Kawaya to Luminary Sounds. On location at the Small Shop in Los Angeles, we rap up 2019 with a music review musical artist's Savannah Cristina and music artist Asher Simmons.
January 10, 2020
Episode 7 | Ft. Musical Artist $enseii, Popeyes, & Orange Theory
This Episode Junior Lledo & Francois The Great discuss the Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Orange Theory Workout, and Musical artist $enseii revisits to talk about new album "Stepping Stones"
December 8, 2019
Episode 6 | Kanye West, Savannah Cristina , Jon B, Kush Apparel, Kali Apparel
This Episode Junior Lledo & Francois The Great discuss Kanye West and Jesus Is King Album, Savannah Cristina sings on the beach, Jon B are you still down, and bad breath on the first date.
November 21, 2019
Episode 5 | Junior LLedo & Francois The Great recap a six week hiatus.
This Episode Junior Lledo & Francois The Great get ringside seats, then lose ringside seats, get a bad tan at the festival, host the VC Music Awards and go to a movie premiere. Super Duper Kyle wins his first award and musical artist Del and proclaimed an unknown star.
November 21, 2019
Episode 4 | Chuck Dennis @ Paige Alyssa
This Episode Junior LLedo and Francois The Great Interview the Legendary Music Promoter Chuck Dennis and discuss the up and coming event for Oxnard Jazz Festival. Musical Great Paige Alyssa comes through and talks about the significance of working at your own pace and deciphering the emotional meaning of her lyrics. Music Spotlight artist include Skipp Whitman, Yajur, & MGM Mike Mike
November 21, 2019
Episode 3 | Ft. Mia Sera & Demajik
This episode Junior LLedo and Francois The Great interview the amazing musical artist Mia Sera and her rise as an independent singer. Somehow a water bug takes over the segment as a one armed mother comes to the rescue. Also Demajik comes though as he discusses the importance of being a versatile entertainer and his secret talent of being a dancer.
November 21, 2019
Episode 2 | Ft. T.Fvnk, Deadheart3.6 & Justin Hueston
This episode Junior LLedo and Francois The Great interview up and coming artists T.Fvnk, Deadheart3.6, & The Famous Barber Dr. Justin Hueston. Francois The Great is involved in a police pursuit and Junior LLedo admits to loving NSYNC.
November 21, 2019
Episode 1 | "The Growth of Luminary Sounds"
This episode Junior LLedo & Francois The Great discuss the beginnings and growth of Luminary Sounds. The rise of Pink Sweat$. Summer Walker linking up with Drake. Lucky Daye making a name for himself. Kid Travis being original. Angelo Arce working with Chris Brown on a #1 Album and much more.
November 21, 2019