True Religion unleash an entrancing fusion of Spanish and English influences on their new single “Que Bonita”.

Today, I would like to introduce you to one of the most novel musical acts currently performing today. The duo “True Religion” consist of the virtuosic flamenco guitarist Juan Carmona and the exceptional vocalist Amy Gill. With distinctive vocals, combined with pounding beats that will fill any dancefloor, “True Religion” have crafted one of the most unique sounds of the fast-growing underground music scene.

The exhilarating single “Que Bonita” begins with the strumming of Carmona’s tender guitar strings which immediately grabs the listener’s attention. Then, the exceptional, soulful vocals of Gill kick in, which will make any listener yearn to dissect every word that emerges from Gill’s vocal chords. Gill’s voice is very reminiscent of a young Sinead O’Connor, due to her unique ability to hit the highest of octaves. The first 50 seconds of this track allows the listener to hear Gill’s isolated vocals, combined with exceptional production work, Gill’s vocals have a distinctive ‘echo’ effect, which allows Gill to have the maximum emotional effect on the listener.

“True Religion is the truth about ourselves, about how we can handle things, the emotion of being alive and feeling the others, about how we can manage difficult situations, by being kind, conscious, by practicing mindfulness and meditation, by true friendship, by trying to be better persons every day.” – True Religion

The track then takes an unexpected turn, when a house dance beat is introduced alongside Gill’s vocals, with Carmona’s distinctive guitar playing also making a much welcomed return. The music gradually grows into an irresistible electronic/dance track that will be welcomed at any nightclub in world, especially post COVID-19.

The wonderful attraction of “True Religion” is that you never know what they are going to do next. This is the case with “Que Bonita” as the track’s final two minutes contain no vocals and instead allow the listener to appreciate Carmona’s exceptional musicianship on both the guitar and piano, this is his moment to shine!

This track is a wonderful blend of flamenco and house, with influences from both England and Spain that will hopefully unite the whole continent of Europe during a period in which we arguably, the most isolated from each other. Check out “Que Bonita” if you haven’t already!

WATCH THE ‘QUE BONITA’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFRKHEYrjUg

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Words by Aidan Whelband

Supporting Life Through Music – A Truly Noble Cause

Every now again, a story comes my way that is so moving, and so inspiring, it completely changes my outlook on, well, pretty much everything… This is exactly what happened as I sat and read about The Celebration of Life, Demelza and a little boy called Jaden.
Sadly, Jaden suffers from a terminal brain disease, and his parents were initially told by doctors that he wouldn’t live long. However, to the complete delight of his family and everyone who knew his story, Jaden celebrated his 11th birthday in August, and the care he received at the hospice run by Demelza was instrumental to this.
Learn more about the work Demelza Hospice does here: https://www.demelza.org.uk/
A huge part of this care was music, and this is where the guys at the Celebration of Life come in.
Watch the documentary about the project here: https://youtu.be/fuXbDleb310
The Celebration of Life is a fundraising project started by a group of producers from the jungle, drum & bass, reggae and dance worlds (some of Jaden’s favourite genres) who were moved by his story; Potential Badboy; Demolition Man; Jr. Dangerous; Navigator; Tippa Irie; General Levy; Alaska MC and Cowboy Ranger. They have come together to produce a song, and music video called “Celebrate Life”. The track has been described as ”an uplifting, beat-heavy, furiously catchy song which is aimed at all those struggling in situations beyond their control and showcases some of the best in UK musical talent from the last twenty five years, in a completely unique coming together of genre.”
Watch the video to “Celebrate Life” here: https://youtu.be/ryNIeQ6AUh4
To promote the release of the track, the guys will be headlining Jungle Fever at the Ministry of Sound on the 22nd of September and all proceeds will go straight to Demelza and the hospices so they can continue their amazing, important work.
 
Keep up with the guys on social media here:
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-469116529/celebration-of-life/s-2wzva
Youtube: https://youtu.be/ryNIeQ6AUh4
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CelebrationofLifeglobal/
Twitter: @celebratelifeuk
Instagram: celebrationoflifeglobal
Website: www.celebrationoflife.global
 
There was never a cause more worthy so please, get involved; it’s work like this that makes all the difference in our world!

‘Pirate’ – Jvgg Spvrrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmLbn_a-494

Introducing you to the real life ‘PirateJvgg  Spvrrow, ‘Pirate’ by name and nature. Growing up in St Martin where they speak English and the other half French, the bi-lingual artist writes all of his own lyrics and adding to his Pirate image he also does all of his tattoos.

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Jvgg Spvrrow has learnt and built his way up from the streets of St Martin, from life on the block to living life in the studio, music is his religion. This is where his term SM on Da Map comes from, meaning St Martin To The World. Having lived an interesting life he has lots of stories to tell, he is a very eclectic artist recording many different styles, from Hip-Hop to Reggae and Electro.

Jvgg Spvrrow prides himself on his highly diversified tracks allowing to reach various audiences.

Jvgg Spvrrow has a strong look, good fashion sense and originality around his Pirate concept. Inspired by Hip Hop artists such as Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Asap Rocky and french hip hop artists like Booba, Joey Starr and Dancehall artists like Bounty Killer, Movado and Vybz Kartel.jvggpic4

Pirate is Jvgg Spvrrow’s latest release, with a dope hip hop vibe, it is gritty and raw and exactly what you want from a hip hop track, Jvgg Spvrrow is ready to take St Martin to the world.

'Pirate' – Jvgg Spvrrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmLbn_a-494
Introducing you to the real life ‘PirateJvgg  Spvrrow, ‘Pirate’ by name and nature. Growing up in St Martin where they speak English and the other half French, the bi-lingual artist writes all of his own lyrics and adding to his Pirate image he also does all of his tattoos.
jvggpic6
Jvgg Spvrrow has learnt and built his way up from the streets of St Martin, from life on the block to living life in the studio, music is his religion. This is where his term SM on Da Map comes from, meaning St Martin To The World. Having lived an interesting life he has lots of stories to tell, he is a very eclectic artist recording many different styles, from Hip-Hop to Reggae and Electro.
Jvgg Spvrrow prides himself on his highly diversified tracks allowing to reach various audiences.
Jvgg Spvrrow has a strong look, good fashion sense and originality around his Pirate concept. Inspired by Hip Hop artists such as Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Asap Rocky and french hip hop artists like Booba, Joey Starr and Dancehall artists like Bounty Killer, Movado and Vybz Kartel.jvggpic4
Pirate is Jvgg Spvrrow’s latest release, with a dope hip hop vibe, it is gritty and raw and exactly what you want from a hip hop track, Jvgg Spvrrow is ready to take St Martin to the world.

GALAKTIQ’s unforgettable new single ‘Anna Mae’

To escape from the normality of society, GALAKTIQ aim to create a unique futuristic sound that can connect and inspire societies all across the world. Their style, which they call Fuji-pop, comes from their Arabic background fused with pop and urban sounds. Their crossover influences ranging from Nigeria, Middle East and America, along with their fashionable approach suggests the duo are going to take the industry by storm.

 

After releasing alternative pop track ‘Vibin’’ GALAKTIQ caught the attention of many, leading them to support the likes of Akon, Pitbull, Lady Gaga and One Direction.

 

Produced by Alawn Music, signed with Universal Music France, ‘Anna Mae’ escapes the norm. It’s like nothing you’ve heard before.

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/gfuniversal

WWW.TWITTER.COM/GFUNIVERSAL

https://www.youtube.com/user/HDABTV/videos

WWW.GFUNIVERSAL.COM

Faimkills: Songwriter, rapper, poet, performer

Fresh off of his recent EP, Manic Pixie Dreams, Faimkills has teamed up with fellow Inland Empire singer, Des to deliver visuals for their song “Fade In” off their upcoming collaborative self-titled EP, bdrmacts due out Monday May 31st, 2016.

https://soundcloud.com/faimkills/sets/bdrmacts

Shot and edited by New Culture Media Group and presented by Brick To Ya Face, “Fade In” (produced by New York-based artist JVZZI) is the first taste of bdrmacts‘s sound, which has been described as equal parts dream pop and hip-hop.

The video tells the story of two college students studying for finals while daydreaming about each other.

“Fade In” (music video): https://youtu.be/I11nD3b0a8A

The Time Has Come for Zero Dinero – South West producer / rapper releases electrifying new EP!

Influenced by the golden era of hip hop, UK producer / rapper Zero Dinero comes through with this electrifying new EP The Time Has Come demonstrating some energetic flows, tight rhymes and some very impressive instrumentals.

Guest appearances include Kool Keith (aka Dr Octagon) and Blackalicous’s Gift of Gab, as well as famous scratch DJ, Sir BEANS OBE. The artwork and video meanwhile comes courtesy of Graham Dews (aka PARIS), the artist behind Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto cover. An impressive coup for this Swindon debutant.

Watch the NEW video for ‘Crowd Levitator’ below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjbnqGuAiJM

Stream the track ‘Be and Make’ from the EP below:

https://soundcloud.com/nil-cash/be-and-make/s-EPgdg

A multi-talented musician, Zero Dinero (who’s given name is Nilkesh Mehta) handles all his own production. As well as rapping alongside hip hop legends he also plays guitar, sitar, tablas (Indian percussion), harmonium (Indian Keyboard), and has experience as a hip-hop/ funk/ reggae DJ starting out aged only 14.

Embracing his Indian roots, Zero weaves elements of Eastern philosophy into his lyricism. Some of the themes include meditation, Yoga and reading philosophy – which are uniquely presented for the first time in a Hip hop context.

The rapper’s life has been one of many challenges. Between 1999 and 2000 he travelled the world teaching English to UNICEF kids and learning Spanish fluently, something that has helped him to have such a clear outlook on life. Following a degree in International relations and Law he found himself in a corporate environment, which never sat well with him. He also recently had a serious health scare battling early Testicular Cancer.

Having overcome all this, Zero Dinero is now ready to fully pursue his true calling and has devoted himself to the career in hip hop that he always wanted. Due to his Indian background, his parents thought he should keep music strictly as a ‘hobby’ when he was younger, rather than pursue it as a ‘profession’. The Time Has Come sees him finally overcoming obstacles and following his passions.

With such endorsements from Hip hop royalty; Zero Dinero’s unique eastern influenced debut release will truly add a new dimension to both the UK and global Hip Hop scenes.

 

The Time Has Come is out May 21st

 

Links:

http://www.zero-dinero.com

https://www.facebook.com/zerodinero/

https://twitter.com/zero_dinero