XRadio Featured Artist of the Month
The XRadio Featured Artist of the Month podcast seeks to help unsigned and independent artists get their music out to the internet. It is a passion and a priority since its inception in October 2020. You can catch the podcast on all major podcast directories.
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May 2022 - June 101
XRadio brings you summer a month early with the XRadio Featured Artist of the Month for May 2022; UK-based emerging indie/alt-rock artist June 101. Their first single, Seven Days, was released in January and is only the beginning for this emerging artist! June 101 has over twenty years of experience in music production, which certainly left an impact on writing and recording bedroom ideas into expressive music. No guidelines. No rules. Just music. What makes it even more interesting is his reluctance to reveal any information about himself. He owns his own small studio in which all the recording and production takes place. After successfully releasing their first single Seven Days in January 2022; a second single, Anger, was released last month. Both songs are part of the upcoming debut album “1:01” and both also were released with a music video on YouTube. All singles and the album will be released on all major streaming platforms. Follow June 101 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/0sBu7gZlzCSq0wsCqTojcD?si=6PoTOq6-RD-lq4MOkHs9cQ YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz9vHGR6AdjAM1gBGtwhz8A Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/june101music Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100078044612155 Twitter – https://twitter.com/June101music TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/@june101music
May 07, 2022
April 2022 - Monotronic
Monotronic – XRadio Featured Artist of the Month [April 2022] The XRadio Featured Artist of the Month for April 2022 is the American indietronic group, Monotronic. Hailing from New York City, Monotronic has been buzzing around the internet with their hit single, Kids of Summer. Since emerging in 2016, Monotronic have maintained their status as a ponderous and provocative enigma. Conceived by guitarist/producer Ramsey Elkholy, Monotronic started as a loose collective of NYC-based musicians. The rotating cast of musicians have shared the stage and recorded with the likes of Joe Jackson, Robert Randolph, Elliot Moss, The Spin Doctors and Dweezil Zappa, to name a few. The Monotronic sound is a combination of electronic music with a wide range of cultural influences, mostly drawn from Elkholy’s time spent in Calcutta studying Indian classical music and his travels throughout Southeast Asia, where he spent nearly two years in the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia among the Orang Rimba tribe. He describes Monotronic as “a concept, whereby each instrument can be heard as a continuation of the other and the music sounds as one distinct whole, emanating from a single source”. Along with performing at iconic venues up and down the East Coast and New York City, the band has also graced the bills of festivals such as Disc Jam and Meeting of the Minds. Follow Monotronic Spotify YouTube Facebook Instagram
April 02, 2022
March 2022 - DJ Gerty
DJ Gerty – XRadio Featured Artist of the Month [March 2022] XRadio brings to you our very own in-house broadcaster, DJ Gerty as the XRadio Featured Artist of the Month for March 2022. This Hungarian electronic music artist is lighting up the internet with her new album, Hard Days, released February 20, 2022 on Bandcamp. DJ Gerty has always had an interest towards arts and has education in both fine and applied arts, but she was always more into composing music. A self-taught composer, DJ Gerty learned piano at age 7 and began to seriously delve into electronic music after her teens, releasing music on YouTube. However, it wasn’t until DJ Gerty released her EP, Mindpowers in 2021 that she decided to get more serious about composing and releasing music. Her music is based on heavy electronic sound, metal, punk mixed with melodies; and you can catch DJ Gerty on YouTube and Bandcamp, and now you can hear her here on XRadio! Follow DJ Gerty Facebook Bandcamp YouTube XRadio DJ Profile
March 05, 2022
February 2022 - Tin:Ma
XRadio is happy to present to you the XRadio Featured Artist of the Month for February 2022, French-Canadian non-binary artist, Tin:Ma. Materializing from online spheres, Tin:Ma continues to subvert conventional genre practices. On New-Year’s Eve 2021, Tin:Ma released their EP Move which has been gaining some attention and has been described as “sucking you in, spitting you out and leaving you naked. Intense and not for the faint of heart, yet incredibly tender and beautiful.” [3Fach]. XRadio will be playing "My Love's Gone" from that EP in high rotation through the month of February. The pandemic has been extremely difficult for Tin:Ma. In 2020, the artist lost their apartment and all their sources of income. Leaving behind their home, friends, and beloved city, they were forced to move to rural Canada where they have remained mostly isolated throughout the pandemic. Seeking to reject the inertness brought about by the isolation, the sadness they experience having to leave their home, and the crippling uncertainty of emerging artists in the post-COVID world, Tin:Ma began putting everything they had into this project. With no support or funding, Move is the coming together of artists—young Queer individuals—who are actively defying the inertness that has been placed on the arts by this pandemic. Tin:Ma“It really felt like I had lost everything, I felt so helpless and lost. I thought my artistic voice would support me through the pandemic, but it didn’t. A lot of artists were left behind […] Move really helped me overcome that and forced me to continue to move forward: I could now embrace the cluster of emotions, of states, I had experienced.” FOLLOW TIN:MA LinkTree - https://linktr.ee/tinma Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/tin-ma/1569756579 Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/tin_ma Bandcamp - https://tinma.bandcamp.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/tinmamux
February 05, 2022
December 2021 - D.J. Highlanders
XRadio is proud to present to you the XRadio Featured Artist of the Month for December 2021, D.J. Highlanders. D.J. Highlanders (real name Dario Montanari) is an Italian electronic music artist that is a pioneer in Electro Cumbia – a music genre mixing musical rhythms and folk-dance traditions of Latin America. It generally involves musical and cultural elements from Amerindians, Africans enslaved during colonial times, and Europeans. His newest single, “Pueblos (gente)”, is sung in Spanish… was made in only 30 days (from the idea to the distribution of the finished product, including the official video)… and is the “natural” follow-up to the song “Mai Another Mind”, released in 2019. For more information, visit XRadio Featured Artist of the Month on our webpage - XRadio.Zone
December 04, 2021
November 2021 - Lyngee
XRadio presents to you the lovely and multi-talented Lyngee – XRadio Featured Artist of the Month for November 2021. Lyngee is a French-German rapper, singer-songwriter and actress. She started her career in a girl group in France before deciding to begin her career as a solo artist. Lyngee is currently recording her first album, which will include an amazing duet with a legendary rapper. The album is scheduled to be released in February, 2022. Prior to that, Lyngee will release a second single and accompanying music video on every platform in December. In addition, Lyngee will play a supporting role in an American movie in 2022 before beginning the first tour dates of her European tour. Lyngee’s first single, “No Excess” was released with a music video on August 24, 2021. You can find it on YouTube and on all streaming platforms; including Deezer, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and many more. You can also now find it playing right here on XRadio! Lyngee – XRadio Featured Artist of the Month for November 2021! For more information, visit Featured Artists of the Month Archives - XRadio.
November 06, 2021
October 2021 - The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara
The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara – XRadio Featured Artist of the Month – October 2021 XRadio’s Featured Artist of the Month for the month of October is The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara. XRadio first featured TCOMAS one year ago this month as the first-ever XRadio Featured Artists of the Month and here they are being featured again in October 2021. With an October 8th release of Count the Dead – the lead track for their 2022 album, Trust No Leaders, we felt it was time to bring them back. For more information, click here.
October 02, 2021
August 2021 - Dedi SOLO
XRadio's Featured Artist of the Month returns with the first repeat artist featured. His name is Dedi SOLO, first featured back in November of 2020 on XRadio with his track "S.O.L.O (Souljas Only Live Once)". This month, we are featuring "Chasing That Money", a song that is bound to be a scorching summertime hit. Celebrating his thirty-third birthday this month, Dedi is inspired by legendary rappers like 2Pac, Master P, Lil Boosie and others, mixes their inspiration into a style uniquely his own. "Chasing That Money" is an instantly catchy tune, and I am sure we will be seeing the song inspire dances on Tik Tok soon. With an upcoming EP in the works, the future looks great for this Baton Rouge native. You can catch Dedi SOLO on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube and more and you can ALWAYS catch him here on XRadio! Dedi SOLO: XRadio Featured Artist of the Month – August 2021! Follow Dedi SOLO Twitter YouTube Spotify Apple Amazon Songwhip
August 07, 2021
June 2021 - THE FOOLE
XRadio presents to you it’s June 2021 XRadio Featured Artist of the Month, THE FOOLE. Self-described as an artist AND a concept, this masked Canadian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter puts the emphasis solely on the music and the stories that are being told. Stories of love lost, lingering feelings for past relationships, struggles with one’s mortality, infidelity, and a few upbeat romps that everyone needs to distract from mundane and sometimes negative world views. THE FOOLE’s debut album “…from this point of view” while a thoroughly modern sounding recording, pays homage to the great artists of the past and present; The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Prince, Radiohead, and David Bowie. The first single, “Don’t Call it Love“, is a response to when the one you love decides to leave, and they say “but I still love you “. The single has been gaining momentum, playing on numerous AM/FM stations across the world as well as on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes and other outlets and now you can catch THE FOOLE on XRadio! THE FOOLE: XRadio Featured Artist of the Month for June 2021! For more info, visit XRadio Featured Artist of the Month.
June 05, 2021
May 2021: IOVA
XRadio's Featured Artist of the Month for May, 2021 is singer-songwriter IOVA - an emerging Romanian artist on the electro-pop music scene. Her most successful songs are "Be Like Water" and "Down on my Knees", a collaboration with Romainian DJ/Producer Paul Damixie. Her newest release, "What's the Point" was released April 26, 2021. IOVA started her musical journey when she was 11 years old when she took her first piano and guitar lessons. Two years later, she founded her first rock band and started to write songs. After having entered the television world, with the teenagers’ band LaLa Band, IOVA decided to move to Bucharest and pursue her dream of making music. Her musical path begun when she sent a demo with her music to Smiley, a producer with HaHaHa Production. SMILEY - HAHAHA PRODUCTION: “IOVA is a complex artist, someone who is permanently preoccupied with the creation process. When she first came to HaHaHa Production she already had a portfolio of songs written by her. It’s a different genre of music, but I think she’s got so much to offer as an artist.” IOVA released her single, Be Like Water, an electro-pop song backed up by HaHaHa Production. Her first single was followed by other tracks that entered Romanian radio charts and were successful on various digital platforms: "Down on my Knees" featuring Paul Damixie, “North”, “Work It Out” and ”Hit the Gas”. In 2020, she released several singles. The first one was “Break the Law”, followed by two more collaborations. One with Paul Damixie: “Empty Room” and the other with Seredinschi: “Totul Sau Nimic”). For More Info: https://xradio.zone/category/xradio/featured-artists-of-the-month.
May 08, 2021
April 2021: Keybone
Keybone is a Nigerian songwriter, rapper and recording artist, born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He started his music journey by developing interest in conscious music and worked with great artists and producers such as Kel FST, Ella, Adonis, Jospo, MLV, Skobs, Dr Jazz, Vugar M Beats and many more. This led to the release of the albums titled Old Tapes and Going Pro, Volume 1. Now, Keybone releases “Your Number One” as the first single off his forthcoming album titled; “Going Pro, Vol. 2“. Your Number One is a song reaffirming importance and solidifying that the pole position belongs to nobody else. A groovy tune with clear statements of reassurance about how nothing matters but his confidence in himself, Keybone cements his status as the leader of the next breakout talents of this era. Your Number One has a conscious, chilled and feel good vibe, which is already available for streaming and download. You can find this track and Keybone’s other songs on Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud and Now on XRadio!
April 02, 2021
March 2021: Christopher Justin
XRadio is happy to present to you the XRadio Featured Artists of the Month for March 2021, 19-year old guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer Christopher Justin. Justin is from Auckland, New Zealand and influenced by acts such as AC/DC, Deep Purple, Trapeze, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and Guthrie Govan. He has been composing his own music since the age of 8. At nine, he formed the Auckland- based band Slipstream as their singer-songwriter and guitarist, playing only original material. In 2017, Justin co-produced Slipstream’s self-titled debut EP. In late 2019, Christopher Justin recorded and produced his self-titled solo debut album ‘Christopher Justin’. The album was released in August 2020, with three singles released in mid 2020. This album has been played on radio stations across the world; including Singapore, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, South America, and New Zealand.
March 05, 2021
February 2021: Alien Anomaly
XRadio is happy to present to you the XRadio Featured Artists of the Month for February 2021 – Singapore rock band, Alien Anomaly. The band just finished recording their first album, Ethereal Material. Alien Anomaly wrote and recorded the entire album under lock down in Singapore. You can purchase a digital copy of the album from their Bandcamp page. The album is also available on Spotify. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram and make sure you catch their single, You’re The Virus, We’re The Cure in heavy rotation this month on XRadio!
February 05, 2021
January 2021: Everafter
The XRadio Featured Artists of the Month for January is Everafter! This UK rock band burst onto the East London scene in Autumn 2010, as brothers Alexis Daperis (lead vocals/guitars) and Stefan Daperis (bass/backing vocals) teamed with their friend Tim Wiltshire (drums) launched the three-piece power rock group, Everafter. By February 2011 the first gig was booked at The White Hart Hotel in New Cross, South London. Over the next few years Everafter honed their live performances by playing key venues in London, including Water Rats in King's Cross, The Half Moon in Putney and The Standard Music Venue in Walthamstow. It was over this period that Everafter wrote the songs and defined the set that would become their debut album, "Everything Is One". In September 2013, the band were signed to independent label Hummdrumm Records. The band’s main influences include Nirvana, Metallica and Green Day. “Everything Is One” also benefited from the production prowess of the Grammy-nominated Chris Tsangarides, an Everafter fan that produced the likes of Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Following the release of the band’s first album and a succession of gigs, Everafter played a show to the inmates inside Wormwood Scrubs prison, London. In Spring 2019, with new drummer and friend Ivan Sheppard, Everafter completed their second album: “Remember”. The band moved into a heavier direction with the latest studio recordings and the album showcases the strength and diversity of the band’s song writing. This time Everafter collaborated with producers Raz Olsher, Andrea Gottardo and the late Chris Tsangarides to create a powerful ten track album, paving the way for the band’s place in rock history. Over the last year they have been incorporating the new songs into their set and getting airplay on TotalRock Radio and Trust The Doc Radio Show on Exile FM. You can catch Everafter on YouTube, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter and more. And now you can catch them on XRadio! This is the XRadio Featured Artists of the Month: Everafter! More info: https://xradio.zone/fam-january-2021-everafter
January 02, 2021
December 2020: PINFINGER
XRadio is proud to bring you Pinfinger – XRadio’s Featured Artists of the Month for December 2020! Pinfinger is a three-piece rock band from London. Their style merges rock, punk and metal into a dynamic assault on the senses. “83 Days” is their debut single, released on September 30th, 2020 – the anniversary of the 1999 Tokaimura nuclear accident. In that disaster, a 35 year old technician named Hisashi Ouchi was exposed to the largest amount of radiation ever recorded in documented history. He was kept alive against his will for 83 agonising days before dying of multiple organ failure. “We wanted to find a story to match the aggression of the music and there’s no more horrific experience than the fate of Hisashi Ouchi.” 83 Days is available to stream now or high quality download from 83p on Bandcamp.
December 05, 2020
November 2020: Dedi SOLO
XRadio presents to you for your listening pleasure the Featured Artists of the Month for November 2020: Dedi SOLO! This up-and-coming independent hip hop artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA has self-released a few singles, including Chasing that Money and S.O.L.O. (Souljas Only Live Once). Inspired by Master P’s No Limits record label and growing up listening to 2Pac, C-Loc, Lil Boosie and Max Minelli, Dedi says he is driven be successful and driven by family. He says he want “to be the guy in the family that everyone could call on when needed” and be able to be there. The sky is the limit for this independent artist! You can catch him on YouTube, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter and more. And now you can catch him on XRadio! For more info, visit the XRadio Featured Artists of the Month section of XRadio.Zone! https://xradio.zone/fam-november-2020-dedi-solo
November 07, 2020
October 2020: The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara
XRadio is proud to bring you The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara – XRadio’s Featured Artists of the Month for October 2020! The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) are a London-based duo formed in late 2019 by Andrea Papi and Daphne Ang. Inspired by the musical innovations of Kraftwerk and TOOL and the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf and Jim Morrison. TCOMAS continues to fill a gap in music by bringing together music, literature, art and history into a space where poetry and the spoken word meets electronic and rock. The London duo have carved out a niche in music with their extensive, mysterious and atmospheric soundscapes which defy the rigid categorization of musical genres. In particular, the pair incorporates the literary (poetic and dramatic) into their music whereby spoken passages alternated with lyrical poetry forms the central element of the vocal component. Their experimental style has been recognized by several notable music blogs. The Chronicles of Manimal and SamaraWe are The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara – a London based duo. Our upcoming release (16 October 2020), “Mata Hari” (meaning “sun” in Malay) reimagines the sound of the ‘80s in the year 2080. The song is told through the eyes of an artist, who creates a painting as a declaration of love and as a testament to the intensity of emotions and feelings (for another) when words and action were inadequate. The track has been inspired by synthesizer maestro Giorgio Moroder and innovators like Depeche Mode, Stanley Kubrick, and Air. Featured Links Official Website: https://tcomasmusic.myportfolio.com Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/artist/2V3zzIcq2sbRbaEjbGypc8 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tcomas YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHlyUpm1aegw-CNXzfRqg3A Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcomasmusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tcomas.music Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tcomasmusic
October 03, 2020