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A Conversation with AUDRIIX
When it comes to pursuing her passion for music, Audriix is nothing less than a force of nature. Growing up in northern California, the singer/songwriter begged for violin lessons at age two and soon moved on to also mastering piano, viola, and singing (eventually adding guitar and drums as well). Having started writing songs at age six, she later self-produced her first batch of material in the midst of earning three degrees from Stanford University. After releasing her debut EP Colors in 2015, Audriix released her full-length debut Status Change in 2019, bringing her voice to a brightly edgy brand of pop built on massive choruses and effervescent melodies. Her new single Deep Breaths continues the theme of empowerment, examining the culture of emotion suppression and silencing, all with a fearless honesty. “None of my songs portray the woman as the victim,” she says. “It’s all about being strong and standing up for yourself. I hope that listeners come away feeling empowered to do whatever they set their minds to.”
October 23, 2020
A Conversation with Silja Rós
Silja Rós is an Icelandic actress currently based in Reykjavík & Copenhagen. Her roles include "Thumbelina" in Thumbelina Musical, "Lady Fidget" in Country Wife and "Sara" in the Icelandic movie "Redux" which will be released in 2020. Silja Rós has been a company member in both Loft Ensemble and Creating Arts Company both located in LA. Silja Rós competed in The Voice Iceland in 2017 and released her debut album the same year which was very well received. Her album was chosen the "Album of The Week" by the Icelandic National Radio Station Rás2. ​
October 16, 2020
Nashville's newest darling, Caitlin Quisenberry, is full speed ahead as she quickly moves up the ranks of country music. Undoubtedly, Quisenberry is blessed with one of the most exciting and fresh voices in country music today. She may be new to the Nashville music scene, but Quisenberry is no stranger to the public eye. She has been singing and performing for more than a decade. At 14 years old, she worked with Grammy-winning producer Robert Cutarella on a four-song EP. The following year, she auditioned for American Idol, where she nabbed a Golden Ticket and was pushed through to Hollywood. In 2013, the vocalist was crowned Miss Colorado Outstanding Teen after singing to a sold-out audience at Denver's Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Quisenberry then decided to attend Pepperdine University, where she graduated with a degree in Philosophy, an emphasis in Vocal Performance and a certificate in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine Law School. While attending the University, Quisenberry pursued a career in acting. Her time spent in Hollywood landed her leading roles in national commercials including Kelloggs Frosted Flakes and Doritos, along with her most notable role in the ABC TV sitcom, "Blackish". Although she loved acting, singing was always her true passion. Quisenberry was given the opportunity her Sophomore year of college to study abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland with renowned opera singer Karine Mkrtchyan. Quisenberry believes her classical background is what has given her an advantage in the sea of incredibly talented singers. Upon graduating, Quisenberry was chosen by her Pepperdine vocal coach to sing lead vocals for the Harbor Unplugged bluegrass concert. As she sang with a Nashville based band, Quisenberry knew that country was the direction she wanted to take her music! Alongside legendary artists, her music has been spotlighted in print, online publications, and major Spotify playlists including: New Music Nashville, Nashville Stripped, CMT, Whisky Riff's New Friday Playlist, The Nash News, Country Belles Radio, 97.9 Kiss Country, KLZ 100.7 FM, Women of Country, Raised on It, Country Note, Westword, ThinkTankNashville, NewBreak, Off The Row Magazine, Pro Country, The Country Note, Denver Westword,, Voyager, and more. Currently, the red-headed vocalist is enjoying success with "Blue", "S.O.S.", "Let Love Die" and "Imogene". Quisenberry continues to write music and check out  her new single  "Get Loud With Me", her most dynamic single yet!
October 2, 2020
A Conversation with CJ FLY
Along with high school friends Joey Bada$$, Powers Pleasant, and Capital Steez, Brooklyn rapper CJ Fly founded the Pro Era hip-hop collective in 2011. As a solo artist, he issued his debut mixtape, Thee Way Eye See It, in 2013. His official debut, Flytrap, arrived three years later. Born Chaine Downer, Jr., the Bedford-Stuyvesant native transformed a childhood love of poetry into a focus on rap in the seventh grade. After the formation of Pro Era, his early career followed the crew's trajectory, with notable appearances on their 2012 effort, P.E.E.P.: The Aprocalypse, and Bada$$'s debut, 1999. In 2013, he joined tours with the likes of Flatbush Zombies, the Underachievers, Wiz Khalifa, and A$AP Rocky before releasing his first mixtape, Thee Way Eye See It. The collection featured appearances by Ab-Soul and Phife Dawg, as well as production by Statik Selektah and Cookin' Soul. Second Pro Era mixtape Secc$ TaP.E. and the Shift EP arrived in 2014 before Downer returned to his own work. His official solo debut, Flytrap, was issued at the end of 2016. The album included the single "Now You Know," as well as appearances by Canadian rapper Devontée and singer Eryn Allen Kane. Hopping back to his duties with Pro Era, he joined the crew for single "King to a God" and later teamed with Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers to form the hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast. They issued a 2019 album, Escape from New York, and embarked on a U.S. tour. At the end of the year, Downer returned to his solo work with the singles "Bird" and "Rudebwoy" with Joey Bada$$.
October 2, 2020
A Conversation with XTINA JEWELL
Toronto based singer and songwriter Xtina Jewell favours electronic production, vibrant instrumentation, and ethereal vocals. Her latest release "Angel” combines these qualities and delivers an exciting electronic pop vibe. Christina is a compulsive creative who loves to try everything. Experienced in directing, assisting, writing/producing, she has made fashion films, comedy skits, commercials, short films, and music videos. She proudly produced and directed the music video for hit single “Moonlight,” and “Angel.” Xtina Jewell’s eccentric personality, euphoric vocals, and crisp lyrical work flourish in her music. She has been working on so much new music and is excited to expand her discography!
September 29, 2020
A Conversation with GABRIELLE BARNES
Gabrielle Barnes is a 20 year old musician based in NYC. who has been writing songs since I was 12 and performing them within her community and school crowds. She is  so proud to say that she made her debut this summer 2020 with a song that means so much to her, the Black community, and all those who stand for equality & justice.
September 25, 2020
From King To A GOD is the proper debut album by Conway the Machine, as well as his third project of 2020 after the LULU EP with Alchemist and No One Mourns the Wicked with Big Ghost LTD.. Released via Griselda and his own label Drumwork, the album is intended serve as an “appetizer” to his Shady Records debut album, GOD DON’T MAKE MISTAKES, which is expected to be released in the last part of 2020.
September 21, 2020
Alicia  is the seventh studio album by American R&B singer and songwriter Alicia Keys. It was released by RCA Records on September 18, 2020. Written and produced largely by Alicia Keys, the album also features songwriting and production contributions from Swizz Beatz, Ludwig Göransson, Rob Knox, Johnny McDaid, and The-Dream, among others.
September 21, 2020
A Conversation with KRISTINA LACHAGA
Rising pop singer/songwriter Kristina Lachaga, "The Girl With The Big Pink Heart™," has shared the stage with many artists on the scene, including Olivia Holt, Skylar Stecker, Bea Miller, Shawn Hook, and stars from Disney and Nickelodeon at concerts and events, including iHeartRadio & Girls' Life magazine's Shawn Mendes and One Direction Concert Pre-Parties. Having visited over 150 schools across the country spreading her #FollowYourHeartsDream™ and 'Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying’ messages, Kristina uses her voice to help give teens and tweens the confidence to explore their passions, work hard, and be themselves. She made her television performance debut on CBS/WBTV performing her single “R.S.V.P.” -- inspired by Simon and Schuster/Aladdin MIX's book series You're Invited -- in Charlotte, NC's 2016 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kristina, a former Girl Scout, has loved headlining Girl Scout QuestFest 2018 & 2019 in Savannah, GA and performing at G.I.R.L. 2017 (Girl Scouts of the USA's National Convention in Columbus, OH), Girl Scout Cookie Rallies and Expos. Kristina's covers and original songs have over 3 million views across Instagram. Kristina's original songs -- including her new summer anthem, "Hot Summer" (over 50,000 streams on Spotify) -- are available on Spotify (20,000+ monthly listeners), Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, and more.
September 15, 2020
A Conversation with Gabrielle Metz
Gabrielle is a country singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Gabrielle finished high school early to move from Alabama to Nashville at the age of 17. After moving, she started consistently writing with other artist in Nashville soaking up every bit of mentorship that was offered. Gabrielle regularly plays showcases around the southeastern United States and Nashville area. Since moving in February 2018, Gabrielle has written over 150 songs. Her new single “Hear My Heart” reached over 14,000 streams in the first week, and she will follow it up with the release of another single in fall 2020
September 11, 2020
A Conversation with CHLSY
Winner of the 2017 John Lennon Songwriting Award, CHLSY continues to use her music and platform to raise awareness of climate change and social injustice. Usually, all proceeds from her music go to but she recently decided to redirect the proceeds to organizations that support the Black Lives Matter movement. CHLSY has also started a series of concert events to raise money for the Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative which provides legal aid to those who have been affected by police brutality and those who have been arrested while fighting injustice across the country.
September 11, 2020
A Conversation with MAUVE
If you ask singer-songwriter Mauve what she feels about creating music, she says it has the ability to take you to an altered reality. Mauve is Toronto’s up and coming pop songstress who has an eclectic and playful sound that touches your soul. Mauve transcends genres to bring you moving Tropical House tracks through RnB and EDM production. Her songs have gained over 550,000 streams and counting on Spotify. This year she performed at over 30 shows across Ontario. Some of these shows include a performance at YOUTH DAY Global at Yonge-Dundas Square, and the 2020 Toronto Music Expo. Mauve also won the 2019 InterContinental Music Award for Best of North America-Pop for her song, “Come Around”. In addition, Mauve was nominated for “Best New Artist” at the Niagara Music Awards. She has also been featured on popular outlets, such as Virgin Radio, CBC Music, IndieCan Radio on SiriusXM, and MediaPro Music (Universal Music Group). A rich voice in a small frame, Mauve was always inspired by theatrical performances growing up, and she turned to the keys of her piano to bring forth that passion into her everyday life. From the age of 14, she has worn her heart on her sleeve as she has learned to play and write her own songs. She gives credit to her home city of Toronto for providing many outlets and opportunities to explore different styles of music through its vibrancy and the diversity of its people. She released her first EP Palette in October 2019. “With Palette, I hope to create an expression of music that people can visualize and evoke different feelings from,” say Mauve. “I am not one to create a song that is dull or meaningless to me, so that is why I want all of my work to feature splashes and pops of colours that sparks life and creativity to those who are listening.”
September 8, 2020
A Conversation with KEEANA KEE
Keeana Kee is a Latvian-born singer based in New York. As model she moved to the UK as a teenager and began singing at events in London. Keeana quickly took to performing live with a cover band, developing audience participation skills and around a music style which is a combination of Pop and Soul sprinkled with Spanish/Latin influence. Keeana Kee’s soulful vocal timbre is often compared to Sia, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. Musically she began to learn piano and guitar to aid her journey into writing her own songs. Inspired by her idols Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Beyonce Keeana realized a dream in 2014, by moving to the US, where she began working on her first EP plus her debut tropical single "Coconut Rum and Coke", a breezy reggae track that mimics the laid back vibe of its title, featuring Latin Grammy-winning producer Maffio. Known for dozens of hits and his collaborations Maffio was introduced to Keeana Kee in Miami in the summer of 2016. He fell in love with her voice on the spot, wrote his own Spanish verse for “Coconut Rum and Coke,” took part in it’s exotically hot music video and a musical relationship quickly blossomed. Backed by a signature Maffio-esque tropical beat, “Coconut Rum and Coke” is a feel-good jam that inspires sunshine lounging and chill vibes. Keeana sultry voice and sexy lyrics take the song from day to night, beach to club, just in time for summer dancing. One of the best recordings of 2018. “Coconut Rum and Coke” was shortly followed by a steamy creation "You're Real" and it’s passionate music video raising the temperature again. “You’re Real” was written in reggaeton style by Keeana Kee and recorded in California by Spanish producer Sergio de Anda. Her seductive single, “Let’s Make Love”, was produced by the greatly talented Davix in California who Keeana knew from his role in the recording of “Coconut Rum and Coke”. With it’s deep sexy melodies and beat “Let’s Make Love” talks about the passionate desire to spend love time with your special love. When that love takes over and you can’t get enough of each other. Keeana Kee has just released tropical and Spanish infused single called "Open Arms" that features a Latin rapper Kid G. "Open Arms" was written by Keeana Kee and produced by Arturo Cabrera Brambilla in Miami. Today Keeana Kee is firing herself firmly into 2020 with her brand new record "Shoot Me Up", an immediately infectious delivery of melody and feelings as she pleads with her lover that "she can't breath anymore" she is losing control of denying her pleasure, that beautiful moment when the heart and body takes over from the mind and the need for release from the intense passion becomes that wonderful expression ‘Shoot Me Up’. It's Keeana Kee’s second collaboration with the producer Sergio De Anda in California who has produced her single "You're Real”.
September 4, 2020
A Conversation with NADIA RAE
Nadia Rae is a Singer/Songwriter from North London now living in Milton Keynes. With a powerful sultry voice and cool confidence, Nadia has quickly made her presence known on the music scene. Her South African roots have greatly influenced her love for music and the styles she embraces.Nadia released her debut EP titled 'I Am a Warrior' in 2016 and has since released her second EP ‘YOLO’ in 2018 and Fake Love in 2019. She is back with a new single "No Strings"
September 1, 2020
A Conversation with ADRIELLE BOW BELLE
Adrielle “Bow” Belle is an award-winning singer/songwriter out of Spanish Harlem, in New York City. This self-proclaimed "Pop Punk Princess," has several notable songs including 2017 International Songwriting Award Recipient (and her debut single), ‘Runaway’ (Produced by Mantra). Her 2019 album release, The Nightlight Visual E.P. has been critically acclaimed (as featured in FosterNation Magazine and IndieMediaReviews) and with every new release she continues to move us through the music with her avid storytelling and heartfelt lyrics. Music helped Bow Belle to find her voice, after it was silenced through a turbulent past spent overcoming childhood physical abuse. She wearied the foster care system and eventually became a homeless teen-runaway, before she "aged out" at 18 years old and finally found a "forever home" in NYC. Her music is, as she states: A “testament for all of those who have had to somehow 'light their own way,' where there was once only darkness.” She writes emotional, anthemic, and inspirational music that can play as the "fight song" for all of the survivors of the world. -"I'm a 'Valentine's baby,' and every song I write is my gift to you: I wrap it up in a "pretty bow," add some spikes and chains for all of the "troubled youth," and make it with lots of love, for anyone who could use a little more."
August 28, 2020
A Conversation with TANIA VINOKUR
Tania’s main musical inspirations are drawn from Gypsy, Electronic, Pop and Classical music. The subsequent sonic and movement focused creations are enhanced during her live performances. Live shows fully emulate Tania’s triple-threat approach to sharing her artistry with the world portraying her chameleon-like abilities to playing the violin, dance, sing and drum. Her stage presence is therefore simultaneously theatrical and magnetic, transporting audiences to her custom realm of music and movement-driven integration leaving them stunned. In recent years, Tania has performed globally on European, American, Thai and Cuban stages as well as at various festivals throughout her career. Most recently she has performed at the ADE festival in Holland and appeared on TEDx Jaffa during which she received an ovation for the most original performance at the event. This honor praised her distinct combination of dancing and violin playing which Tania states is “…the most natural thing for her to do.” Tania Vinokur is soon releasing her new album Dream Again,recorded with the aclaomed producer Yoad Nevo (Sia, Vanessa Mae, Bond) in his London based studios.
August 28, 2020
A Conversation with IMANI
IMANI is a genre bending artist born on an unknown Planet, Planet X. Her style is a fusion of experimental R&B, Deep House, Jazz , and EDM with a sad edge. Her family left planet X in the 90s and moved to Louisiana. Her love for southern Hip Hop influences her sound with heavy bass and robust drums. IMANI’s hypnotizing vocal style ranges from soft and angelic to gritty and diabolical. She credits her lively stage presence, which includes vignettes of inspiration, to being brought up in a small southern church. On her upcoming album, “YEAR 3076”, IMANI travels to the future where she explores love, loss, and heartbreak all while fighting for her DREAMS against the evil Dreamons.  Her New single “ Rollin” is available on all streaming platforms and check her out on instagram :
August 25, 2020
A Conversation with SAM JULIAN
Singer/Songwriter Sam is a driven aspiring original artist. Influenced mostly by hit songs from late 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s , and so on, .... Based out of Southern California, Embodies the warm traditional sounds of pop music. His passion for the musical arts began at an early age, as Sam would later pursue studies in music and the performing arts in London. While overseas, Sam performed at various venues, including the London Palladium. Today, the charming expertise of this talented singer and songwriter has grown tremendously. Sam recently released the single 3 Words, a refreshing love song that endears Sam’s presentation and creativity. Over the past few months, Sam has been keeping the melodic torch alive by frequently performing at venues in and around the San Diego and Los Angeles area..
August 25, 2020
A Conversation with JENNY MAYHEM
Jen Mahon (aka Jenny Mayhem) makes honest, relatable pop songs about her dreams and vulnerabilities. Her songs have been featured in multiple television series including MTV’s ‘Ex on the Beach’ and Hulu’s ‘Dollface,’ as well as major commercial campaigns for brands including Reese’s, Minute Maid, and Lays. Born and raised in Barbados, Jenny’s Caribbean upbringing comes through in sunny, dub-inspired tracks like ‘Pickup Boy,’ but her lyrics tell stories forged in the live music and dating scene of downtown Toronto. UK magazine York Calling hailed ‘Pickup Boy’ as ‘carrying on the wave of cleverly written commercial pop’ started by the likes of Lily Allen, but with her upcoming EP, Jenny continues to establish a sound all her own.
August 21, 2020
A Conversation with TRACEY LEE
After graduating from Howard University with a degree in Communications, Tracey Lee inked a recording deal with Bystorm/Universal Records under which he released a solo album entitled, Many Facez (1997). This album included the hit single, The Theme (It’s Party Time), which settled on Billboard’s Top 100 for thirty-seven weeks.  He had the opportunity to collaborate with award-winning artists such as the Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, and Kanye West. Some of Tracey's performances and appearances included BET Rap City: The Basement, BET Teen Summit, Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, and HBO Original Series: ARLI$$. Tracey's whirlwind music industry experience prompted him to earn a Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern University Law Center making Tracey the 1st former major label hip-hop artist to earn the abbreviation Esq. behind his name. Some of his clients include Eric Roberson (Grammy-Nominated R&B Singer/Songwriter), Invisible Productions (for Kelly Rowland, Solange Knowles and Kobe Bryant), and DJ Young Guru (Tour DJ & Engineer for Jay-Z). In 2014, Tracey returned to the music scene as an independent artist under his LLeft Entertainment label releasing his project entitled ESQ. The Revelation, with appearances by DJ Young Guru, Eric Roberson, and Algebra Blessett. Fall of 2016, he joined the faculty staff of Coppin State University as an adjunct professor teaching The Business of Music. In 2018, Tracey released Expect The Unexpected, an album that brilliantly bridges the gap musically between the new school sound and hip-hop culture's foundation. On July 31, 2020, Tracey released his latest project Glory, which is already being revered as Tracey's magnum opus. Created in the midst of a major societal shift, (Covid-19, Quarantine, Police Brutality, and Civil Unrest), this album is a pure product of the now and the way forward on a landscape cultivated entirely by the production of super producer, Ojizz. Tracey currently sits on the Governor's Board for The Recording Academy Washington, DC Chapter, and is a member of Black Entertainment and Sports Law Association (BESLA), American Bar Association (ABA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).
August 21, 2020
A Conversation with ROCKY SNYDA
Rocky Snyda is an Alternative HipHop Artist, Host and Event Coordinator out of Flatbush, Brooklyn. A member of the brand/force that is FUTRxLGND. Drawing attention throughout NYC and the underground music scene strictly through her live performance sets. She's known for shocking audiences with her theatrical anecdotes, story telling and eccentric style. Not to mention being able to intertwine her different talents through live performances in a way you rarely see on stage. Incorporating poetry, singing, music production etc.. All while currently having little streaming footprint which leaves audiences wanting more. With a degree in Musical Theater from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy Rocky's vision is to bring grammy style performances to all stages she graces. Rocky has performed at venues such as National Sawdust, Brooklyn Bowl, Heavily influenced musically by Biggie Smalls, Kate Bush and Daft Punk the most. Rocky has also hosted for brands like Vice, Noisey, Reebok, Symphonic Distro, Dailymotion and more. As her musical journey unfolds you'll be able to see a reflection of all her influences in a refreshing unique way. Her storytelling through music allows her to touch on topics such as love, mental illness and navigating through the music industry as a woman. In her debut single "Anti" she tackles the topic of battling Anxiety and Egos in the Social Media Era. Especially in the NYC music scene. Her follow up single "Supernova Girl" is a refreshing change of pace matching her raspy Alto vocals up to quite simpler lyrics that are meant to be felt through the pulsating groove of its undeniably sick instrumental. Her debut project is set to release Fall 2020.
August 21, 2020
A Conversation with ONNADI
Having a passion for music and songwriting at an early age, OnnaDi began by interning for local recording studios in her home state of Ohio. She moved to Staten Island, NY and continued to pursue her dreams recording music at several New York City studios. OnnaDi landed an internship with Code Red Entertainment – providing her the opportunity to work with, write for and record with members of the Wu-Tang Clan. OnnaDi also appeared on episodes of “Law & Order”, and followed up with an appearance on “American Idol". Today she’s ready to add more accolades to her resume with the release of a new single that is already blowing up the charts and getting national airplay. The single is called “Keep a Smile" and it showcases her unique vocal talents with a sound that is all her own. “It’s original,” she said. I like more of a mature type of R&B style – like the classics – with a little bit of a modern take. I love world music and I'm developing a sound that mixes with R&B in a way that can appeal to the masses.” “Keep A Smile” uses some of those musical elements in an upbeat, catchy way. It talks about keeping a smile when your with those that keep your vibes high. OnnaDi said she hopes this single will show everyone a world infused sound of dancehall & R&B. She’s planning on a music video for the single, and will put this single on an EP “Maintaining a strong spiritual base is a must, to keep from being discouraged when things don’t go as planned,” says OnnaDi. “Sustaining a music career can be difficult. Maneuvering through the ups-and-downs of working in the music industry, OnnaDi took her experiences and used them to create her own business and label. Saying she hopes the music that she releases under that label will resonate with fans all over the world in ways that will inspire them to enjoy life, smile & chase their dreams. Fans who wish to check out more of OnnaDi’s music can do so by visiting this website Fans can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter for updates on upcoming music releases or live performances.
August 21, 2020
A Conversation with KING SHAMPZ
If King Shampz (Amos Spencer) could introduce himself to you formally, this is what he’d say “I’m a brother trying to bring my viewpoint on life’s reality to the forefront in the form of music.” A natural poet, he has been rapping for years and spreading his style far and wide. He works with his producer brother, Azzan, on his tracks, and is a self-made man in every aspect of the word.  -
August 11, 2020
A Conversation with Fátima Pinto
Fátima Pinto is a Costa Rican pop singer and songwriter, blogger, fashion designer and model We talked about how she got started, some of the highlights of her career and much more. We also premiered her latest single "No More" She is working on her album.  Check out our conversation.
August 3, 2020
A Conversation with Abi Flynn
Abi Flynn is a UK singer, inspirational speaker and self proclaimed Artist of Heart. With her radiant, soulful voice that weaves it’s golden tones through influences of soul, jazz and Rnb, Abi’s music ignites something deeper in the heart of the listener. Having recently traveled to her own depths during a 2 year cancer and self-healing journey which was quickly followed by an intense initiation into motherhood, Abi ’s renewed sense of artistry serves to alchemise challenge and celebrate the full spectrum of the human experience. After previously being signed to Tru Thoughts Records and enjoying a successful music career as a featuring artist, supporting the likes of Roy Ayres, George Clinton/Parliament and Soul II Soul, it was her dance with death that catalysed her solo career and gave Rise to her explosive forthcoming EP, ’Get Deep’. With the support of her new label, ‘Splash Blue’ (Bluey of UK soul legends, incognito) this heart-drenched EP was written and recorded with her prolific band of session musicians whilst undergoing intensive cancer treatment. ‘Get Deep’ provides a triumphant and luscious musical landscape for Abi’s experience throughout this period of internal growth, and delivers subtly empowering messages in fresh, innovative style. The first release from this much anticipated body of work is her upcoming debut single ’Courage’, a euphoric soundscape of soulful orchestration and breathtaking vocals. Shot when Abi was 8 months pregnant, following her healing journey, ‘Courage’ is a testament to majesty and empowered self expression in the face of adversity. Featuring fellow music artist, Holly Wellington, who was on her own cancer journey at the time of filming, the two deliver an epic visual narrative which depicts the celebration of life in every chapter. With this groundbreaking debut video and single ready to drop in July, Abi is set to blossom into her new music career and serve as a beacon for beauty and hope amidst chaos at a time when the world needs it the most. Her second single will follow in late August and her EP ’Get Deep’ will land late September.
August 3, 2020
A Conversation with I am Boleyn
London based artist I Am Boleyn combines the nostalgia of retro synths with the modernity of electro pop. Celebrating monumental success since her first release of "Too Much" in February 2019, V Magazine dubbed her “Your new favourite artist” and she has sold out shows at the Peppermint Club Los Angeles, Laylow in London and Art Basel Miami. I Am Boleyn’s “Too Much F9 Remix” charted at number 12 on the UK dance charts and she has recently just been nominated for a London music video festival award for her first music video “Limit of Love”
August 3, 2020
A Conversation with Yssa
YSSA's Bio I am a 14 year old singer/songwriter currently living in North Carolina. My parents always told me that they saw something in me when I was very young, especially my mom. They always share the story of when I was 2 years old and our family went to a Christmas party. Everyone started to notice this child on the stage with a mic, that child was me, I snuck away from my parents to climb on stage and sing “My ABC’s”. From that moment they knew that I had a passion for performing. When I got a bit older I started entering contests and soon got noticed by a Performing Arts Studio called Nixpac. The studio helped to bring up my confidence in performing and singing and gave me the opportunity to travel and sing in competitions around my home island and even in Las Vegas. All of this eventually led to me joining The Voice Kids Philippines Season 3 in 2016. The contest was such an amazing and fun experience for me and though I didn't win, I did gain many supporters who I’m very thankful for. All of these experiences have helped create inspiration for the music that I write. My heart is filled with a passion for singing and music and if it wasn’t for God, my parents, family & friends, and everyone who believed in me I wouldn't be where I am now. I am very thankful and blessed to have them in my life and because of them I am able to follow my dreams. In March of 2020 I released my song titled “Girl Gang” It is about my girl best friends who are near and dear to my heart. They have always been there for me and without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today. In the song I say, “No one else can love you like we love ya”, because the bond that me and my girls have for each other is unbreakable and the love we have is never ending. We are always there for one another no matter the situation, and if you need us we are there for you. I'm sure a lot of teenagers can relate to having those certain people by your side. My newest release is a song called “Glowin”. “Glowin” is about the feeling of falling for someone. It talks about the emotions you go through when you like someone for the first time and that feeling of wanting to be around only them. When this certain someone comes into your life, they are the reason that you feel like you’re floating. Just thinking about them can put the biggest smile on your face and just talking to them can make you feel all bubbly inside. They are the reason that you are “Glowin”.  Everyone has had this feeling at least once in their life, so it’s a song that a lot of people can connect to.
July 25, 2020
A Conversation with Solo XL
Solo XL is lyrical artist from Canada committed to inspiring lives through his music the same way other Artists have done for him. We talked about his new Single "Keep on moving" ft K.I.T and more.
July 24, 2020
A Conversation with Estella Dawn
Estella Dawn is a 23 year old New Zealand born (Kiwi), Colorado based singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. Now more than half way into 2020 and Estella Dawn is on track to delivering a full length LP by the end of the year. Releasing a single every six weeks has increased an already enthusiastic following along with praise for the songs originality and diversity of styles. From the Neo-Soul vibes of "Cadmium Yellow" (released in January), the "burn the town down" dynamics of "Hallow” to the attitude heavy anthemic rock of "I Dare You" (released June 4th) Estella has hit her musical stride. However, this creative vitality is another step in a constant output since relocating to the US from New Zealand in mid 2016. Estella released her first EP “Dancing Girls” at the beginning of 2018 to excellent reviews: "Pop hooks meeting heartfelt lyrics at every turn" Michael Hollywood (NZM) A constant writer and producer Estella then went on to release another 8 singles by the end of 2019. As a working musician, she writes and records her vocals and piano as well as co-producing all aspects of her music. These well crafted songs contain multiple layers, both vocally and musically, subtle and soothing when needed and sharp and gritty when desired. There is an essence of modern music mixed with timeless originality that has impressed critics, bloggers and playlist curators:
July 20, 2020
A Conversation with Alice Bloom
Alice Bloom is an LA-based duo comprised of Flannery Maney and Pietro Milanesi. Alice Bloom’s first single,Satellite is released July 10th; their first EP will come out early fall. Flannery is a screenwriter and actress, currently working on several television shows. Pietro is a film and television composer, recently working on a documentary that premiered at Sundance. He is currently scoring a sketch comedy TV show. While stuck in quarantine, they decided to enter a songwriting competition and they started producing more and more music. That’s how Alice Bloom was born. Alice Bloom produces, writes, and mixes all of their music independently from home. The name, Alice Bloom was inspired by a character Flannery played on a podcast for which she had to record an original song. The duo looks forward to releasing music on all platforms and is busy producing the music video for Satellite.
July 20, 2020
A Conversation with The Supportrs
The Supportrs (THE SUPP.) is the pop, electro- & (dream)synth-pop dance music group from the Netherlands, founded by Steef.
July 13, 2020
A Conversation with Chelsea Blues
Chelsea Blues, is a Jazz/ Neo-Soul artist from the Bahamas living in London. Imagine a melting pool of colours and warm sentimentals that guide you through a paradise of your own world. A galaxy within you, that many only glimpse as versions of themselves in time. Chelsea Blues with her jazzy vocal strides on lofi-soul compositions pour out love and joy with every beat and tap of foot. When you experience her message of “love self to love others" through her blend of new school energy and old school dynamics - it’s the combination that can't be missed.
July 10, 2020
A Conversation with Courtney Jacobs
Courtney Jacobs  was premiering her debut single "Canary" .  We also talk about her starting out with  Silver retriever band ⁣ as the lead singer of the band and more. Stream Courtney Jacobs' new Single "Canary" on all streaming platforms.
July 4, 2020
A Conversation with Shadi G
Shadi G is a Swedish songwriter, producer and singer whose soulful voice and unique RnB/Soul sound is striking the attention of some of Swedens biggest music magazines. Being schooled in classical music from a young age, growing up with music all from jazz, RnB, soul, hip hop to Persian music, where she has her roots, Shadi is crossing borders with her own soulful sound, both in style and language.  Straight after high school she went off to London to learn music production and in 2016 she released her debut single “Lost”, which got her on to some of Swedens biggest playlists. In 2017 she started her own record label, Goldamin Records, from which the second single “Where We Go”, was released. From the label followed her first EP "No Fear" and singles “Disconnection” and “Mind”. A new artist but already carving out a clear space in her field, and as stated by Soundlooks Magazine - “Discussions are quietly surfacing about whether Shadi G may become an important face of contemporary R&B”
July 4, 2020
A Conversation with Tim Watt
Tim Watt is an English singer-songwriter and musician from Hertfordshire, England. Captivating audiences with haunting melodies and complimenting soulful vocals, he has performed a vast array of shows throughout the years, with over 300 live performances since the early 2000s, ranging from the Neon Reverb Festival in Las Vegas to such legendary folk venues as The Troubadour in London, Le Bus Palladium in Paris and The Bitter End in New York City. His songs are sculptured with poetic lyrical content inspired by the works of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, with more contemporary influences consisting of Ryan Adams and Jack White. The eclectic collection of musical influences provides a unique body of individual compositions to the listener. In addition to his solo career, he has previously co-founded and fronted underground British alternative rock groups 'Black Ballroom' and 'The Vulgar Poets'. He featured as a guest vocalist for acclaimed guitarist and composer 'Gary Lucas' for live tribute events to the late Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart. His music has been aired on international radio stations and featured on 'BBC Introducing'. He has recorded and released various original material independently over the years, including three separate single releases in 2019. He currently resides in Paris, France. Twitter :   Instagram :   Facebook :
June 26, 2020
A Conversation with Amanda Spvde
Toronto's Amanda Spvde (pronounced 'spade') is a gifted singer-songwriter with a love and passion for both R&B and pop vibes. Starting at the early age of two, her music talent has grown and continued to entertain and enlighten people everywhere. Amanda always strives for her many cherished fans to personally relate to the powerful themes and emotions portrayed in her songs. Beginning with bold visions and perhaps dreams, they start to become real when you press play ...Working on her first EP, she has recently released her first single, "Overwhelmed" an uplifting, intimate vibe and powerful R & B/Pop single. The melancholic single features a driving hip-hop beat with an intimate vocal performance. She received support from the likes of Lefuturewave and TripleHQ. Her song received plays by Raw Soul Radio, Hot 97, WQHT-FM in New York, A Bowl of Soul Radio and Hayes FM 91.8 in London to name a few.Amanda Spvde soon returned with "Other Girls" bigger and better than ever with souring melodies and emotional yet raw vocals. She received endorsements from Dopecausewesaid, Reignland Magazine, LA on Lock, Uranium Waves and Bong Mines Entertainment to name a few. Twitter : Instagram : Facebook :
June 26, 2020
A Conversation with Lulu Rose
Lulu Rose is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter known for her electrifying voice, pop anthems and heartfelt ballads. Born in Poland, Lulu came to the U.S. to study performing arts, her dedicated pursuit of excellence opened doors to clubs, small venues and showcases, where she expanded her range and experience as a singer. Lulu found inspiration from greats such as Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and Sia. Her first single and music video, "Lose Control" revealed an artist who captures the voice of a generation of youth who work hard and play harder. With her second single, Lulu gives us "Anthem," a powerful song dedicated to those who have faced hard times, hatred or discrimination. The stirring lyrics and well-sung melody lift our spirits and remind us to spread unity and love to all people. With the release of her third single “NSA”, Lulu is experimenting with slow beats and new sexually charged lyrics. Now with the June release of her anxiously awaited single “EASY”, Lulu gives us a taste of her upcoming EP. Twitter : Instagram : Facebook :
June 19, 2020
A Conversation with the Country Duo Wild Fire
The best singers draw from experience. And that’s true for young as well as well-seasoned artists. Though still in their mid teens, sisters Kelli and Kayla Iutzwig, a.k.a. Wild Fire, prove this point at show after show, in song after song. Their self-titled, debut EP Wild Fire confirms that their future is bright. Their sophomore EP Been There., released in April, 2019, confirms that this future is now, with a soundtrack that’s infectious, fun and impossible to resist. More than that, they are already conveying their stories through music in ways that inspire with audiences their age and beyond. Singly and in harmony, they channel the optimism of youth, sprinkle in the spice of early insight into life’s lessons, super-charge it with jolt of pop and the sass of country. No wonder Linda Wilson, President of the Texas Country Music Association, describes them as “one of the best up-and-coming young artist duos out there.” And following their live appearance on “Great Day Houston” in March 2019, KHOU-TV proclaimed, “Wild Fire are setting the music world ablaze.” This fire was kindled in Houston, where their parents spotted Kelli’s and Kayla’s talent when they were barely old enough to sing along to Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, FGL and other radio favorites. When each girl was 6 years old she began studying with celebrated vocal coach Pamela Moore. Both also learned to play guitar, with Kelli doubling on drums. They took to songwriting quickly and naturally and learned how to transfer their energy and creativity to numerous live theater and dance productions. After launching Wild Fire in 2016, they’ve wowed audiences at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, NRG Stadium, NRG Arena, Kemah Boardwalk, Firehouse Saloon, Dosey Doe, Liberty Opry, Sugarland Opry and the University of Houston Stadium, among many other venues. They reached the semifinals of Houston Rodeo’s Rodeo Rockstar competition in 2016 — and soared to the finals in ’17. That same year they made the final round of the Huntsville Superstar competition in Huntsville, Texas. Then, in 2018, they took first prize as Female Vocalist of the Year in the Young Adult category at the Josie Music Awards, held at the Celebrity Theater inside Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park. With over 115,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram, plus many more on other social media, Wild Fire will widen their impact beyond music in 2020 as official ambassadors for the Global Country Music Association (GCMA) and advocates for equality and fairness for the genre’s female artists. Twitter : Instagram : Facebook :
June 19, 2020
A Conversation with South African Afrohouse Artist Holly Rey
Holly Rey brought the SAMA Record of the Year Award home to Durban in 2019.  She was the first female artist to hoist this crown in twenty years, and at 24, she feels this was only the beginning of her musical journey. The late 2019 release of the EP ‘You’ drew rapturous reviews and has been praised for its measured lyricism. It bears all the gravitas and maturity of an artist who has grown to fit her musical genre and is ready to explore new horizons.Releasing an EP was a strategic move on the part of the popular songbird. As she explains: “I feltthat if I released a full album it would take a lot of time and effort before I could get another onthe shelves. I’m in a great place creatively right now and I want to be able to take new ideas andinspiration into the studio as often as possible.” As the video for ‘Deeper’ climbs ever closer to 7 million views, Holly’s new work is gainingtraction. It is clocking up serious airtime on domestic radio stations while her beats migratenorthward lighting up broadcast booths from Livingstone to Kinshasa and further afield. Performing is where Holly Rey really comes into her own. Demand for live appearances, gigsand interviews have become an avalanche since the SAMA win. She did over 150 shows across the SADC region in 2019 even playing a slot at the Mzansi Festival in the United Kingdom inOctober. With the added dimension of stunning new material off the EP, her stage act has blossomed into a sound and motion feast for fans from Durban to Milton Keynes. Twitter : Instagram : Facebook :
December 6, 2019
A Conversation with Sons of Mystro
Have you ever been serenaded by a musical duo, who plays over ten different genres of popular music, using the violin instead of their voices to literally express a song’s lyrics? If not, then you must not have heard of the upcoming violin virtuosos- Sons of Mystro!!!! Sons of Mystro has been honing their skills in the Broward County public school system, attendingBethune Elementary School in Hollywood, Florida, on through Parkway Middle School, Ft. Lauderdale,Florida, Dillard High School for the Performing Arts and Broward College, Davie, Florida. Since being formed as a group, in June of 2010, Sons of Mystro has performed at a variety of events such as playing the signature song, BACK IN BLACK-AC/DC, for seven Miami Heat games, during the BACK IN BLACK promotion for the 2011/2012 basketball season, Keys To The City Ceremonies, most notably honoring international recording artist, Wyclef Jean and sisters, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. ESPN/BCSChampionship Party, opening for The Fray , the 8th Annual Jazz In The Gardens, alongside notable R&Band Jazz acts such as Najee, Fantasia, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Monica,Neyo and Earth, Wind and Fire, open act for Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Revue for the NatKing Cole Generation Hope, Inc., opening for Sean Paul at Calle Ocho Festival Miami, one of the featured acts on Carnival On The Mile among many other appearances.Reflecting their Caribbean roots, Sons of Mystro has played, the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, LegendsEaster Fest, One Love Reggae Fest, Reggae Dancehall Awards, graced the same stage with veteran artists, such as Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Dobby Dobson, Freddie McGregor, Frankie Paul, Barrington Levy, and artists from the now generation such as Mr Vegas, Beenie Man, Romain Virgo, Etana. Many of these artist have expressed amazement at the depth and variety of their musical selections and their innovative and artistic arrangements. They’ve also contributed musically to an episode of the highly successful reality show, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami starring the Kardashian sisters. Sons of Mystro has also won Emerging Artist under 21yrs old at IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards).In covering a song, Sons of Mystro invariably enhances that particular song due to their unique styling.Sons of Mystro also composes their own material, currently amassing songs for their upcoming debut album. Among their earliest influences, going back to their days in elementary school, is the unique, ground breaking group-Black Violin. After seeing Black Violin perform for the first time and meeting them backstage, the youngest member of the group, Umoja, expressed his desire to one day play like them and was advised by Kevin Marcus to "practice, practice, practice". This lit a spark within Umoja, as he took this advice literally and greatly improved his technique and styling abilities, consequently impacting his brother as well. Another of their great influences is Samvel Yervinyan, and Sayaka Katsuki, violinist with Yanni, and also the late, great, Jascha Heifetz who was one of the world’s greatest violinist.They aspire to one day attain the exceptional level of these artists and perhaps even play alongside some of them, in the future.
November 30, 2019
A Conversation with Dolli Difference
Dolli Difference has been creating a buzz with her new single "Mad Africa", which was produced by Jamaican veteran Ricky "Madman" Myrie/Madcrew. The song was released in late January and  has been blazing on some of the top radio stations in Africa and london. Numerous dancers have been dancing to the song and posting on social media. The song has gained over 150 thousand  views on facebook and keeps growing daily. Dancehall Queen Moiika has created the Official dance for "Mad Africa" which will be released in March, likewise the official video at a later date. Dolli Difference ventured on the musical scene 2007 and her first song "Bounce Around was released the present year. The St Mary native who have a strong passion and determination towards her dream, continued to push hard and in 2012 she released a track titled "Gangsta Girl" which went #1 on the Uk Dancehall Promo Charts. The song opened the door for the Difference in a few countries, including Africa where her fanbase has been growing imensely. Dolli Difference has performed on some of the biggest hows in jamaica including Sting, St Mary mi come from, Negril spring break. She was also booked for the Yankee All White Boat Cruise in Guyana, and recently performed on Gt Taylor  Christma Extravaganza show last December with The Legend Ninja Man alongside Gully Bop.
September 20, 2019
A Conversation with Spicy
NIgerian singer,Songwriter and producer
September 6, 2019
A conversation with Lavesh Music
LAVESHMUSIC is a creative collective producing “adver-tunes” since 2000. Our innovation of the “jingle” has created a lane for music producers and recording artists alike to extend their talents to the world of advertising. As we continue trailblazing new trends in music and media, we propel a legacy reaching back 40+ years.Keir AntoinetteSinger songwriter and music executive Keir Antoinette has helped to establish a reputable music brand. She is President of LAVESHMUSIC as well as a creative force, writing and producing national ad campaigns, network television placements, and her own recording artist agenda.YBSNRANorth-Chicago production duo Leslie Michael and Brandon Thomas have composed hit ad campaigns, kept consistence syndicated radio airplay, and launched their own music brand and licensing agency. Now the brothers hatch a plan to invade playlists world-wide. Twitter : Instagram : Facebook :
August 16, 2019
A Conversation with Slim Stunta
Slim Stunta is a rapper and viral internet star from Atlanta. Born into a family of entrepreneurs, professionals and musicians, he started rapping at the age of 12 and decided to pursue music instead of becoming a lawyer or doctor. Slim Stunta initially gained fame from appearing on the UK Channel 4 reality series The Rich Kids of Instagram. The show was syndicated internationally and also aired on MTV, BBC, and TLC. The series followed 16 incredible rich kids with money to burn, who party in the world’s best nightclubs, shop in the most exclusive boutiques and share it all on social media. After the show, he began creating YouTube prank videos, titled Gold Digger, where he used his signature gold Maserati to seduce women from the boyfriends. The videos have attracted millions of views, which prompted him to create his first single “I Can Take Your Girl”. After receiving positive responses for his first single, he teamed up with infamous Atlanta producer Sonny Digital to create his second single “I Want It All”. Sonny is known for producing hits for artists like 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Migos, and French Montana.
May 31, 2019
A Conversation with Keturah Hamilton & Wendy Nikola
Keturah Hamilton is a Jamaican born actress and model based in Los Angeles. Most recently, she shot feature film "In the Defense Against Tyranny" and short films "The Industry Did It," "Lethalz," "Stand Up (screened at Cannes Film Festival 2018)" and "The Door Across The Hall." Keturah has been working in theater non-stop. She was nominated for "Best Featured Actress" by Broadway World for her performance as Victoria in Stephen Adly Guirgis' "The Motherf*cker With The Hat," and she most recently starred in comedy "The Art of Dining" to rave reviews. Other Stage Credits include: "Love Allways" by Academy Award Nominated Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna, Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" and "Much Ado About Nothing" Keturah appeared in an international commercial for Gucci, and she has also appeared in numerous music videos with Akon, Mary J Blige, and Baby Bash & Frankie J. She has been featured in high profile print ads with Puff Daddy and 50 Cent, and appeared in countless magazines such as Allure, Source, and Complex. Keturah studies under master teacher Gloria Gifford in Hollywood, CA.
April 26, 2019
A Conversation with Sattin
Sattin is a new Dancehall artist on the rise and one to look out for. She talked to Mark-Xtreme about her journey and much more.
December 12, 2018
A Conversation with Julie Elody
The Artist that makes Pop music with lyrics that don't suck.  Twitter : Instagram : Facebook :
November 28, 2018
A Conversation with Joanita Zachariassen
Ugandan artist based in Denmark Joanita Lubega Zachariassen was declared winner of the “DR Live singing” competitions 2018″ on Saturday 20th October scooping the grand prize money of 250,000DKr equivalent to 130million Uganda shillings. Mixing both English and Luganda the Joanita’s stage presence and strong vocals were a big factor in win.
November 23, 2018