Juga di Prima is an empowering asset to the world of chess and music

With The Queen’s Gambit quickly becoming one of the world’s most talked about subjects, Juga di Prima is intriguing audiences everywhere with her two passions: music and chess.

Composing multiple chess-themed tracks, ‘Oh Capablanca‘ has been mentioned by chess pros and fans as ‘the best chess song ever written’. Another masterful Juga hit, ‘Tactical” is a thrilling single about inner insecurities.

“Chess is a mirror of life, a treasure of humanity” – Juga di Prima

This Chilean artist is an empowering artist bringing two completely different worlds into the same ‘genre’. Combining her life as a recording artist as well as an artistic ambassador for the world of Chess, her extraordinary ambition can be heard throughout all her tracks.

With ‘Chess Divas’ to be unveiled this month as an audio-visual tribute to women chess champions throughout history, the world is in the palm of this contemporary icon’s hand.

Amazing chess song, you will love it!”Judit Polgar, Most successful female chess player in history

“Absolutely love this song!” – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian Chess Champion

The Passion of chess made art. Chess needs more artists like Juga”- Leontxo Garcia, El País (Spain)

“Every chess fan must listen. Epic, moving, authentic” Anna Rudolf, Chess Commentator/Olympic Champion

“Chess has inspired many writers and painters throughout history but until now, very few songs had been written about the game. Juga has filled that gap. She has become the voice and music of chess” David
Llada Fide, International Chess Federation

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Estelle California Spreads Positivity and Hope With New Single

Estelle California‘s inspiration for her music , is her own and other’s triumphs against adversity. Always aiming to transcend cultural barriers, and spread positivity and hope to all who listen, helping them when they may need it most.

After her visit to South Africa, Estelle was particularly inspired by the communities she came across, communities around the world who have constantly battled against division and hatred. It made the singer realise her true calling in life, to give back to black communities and those who have been oppressed around the world, aiming to inspire with messages of empowerment after suffering.

Black is the True Light‘ is a song which truly encompasses the singer’s beliefs, resonating with those who have constantly battled against division and hatred.

When I was working on my song ‘Black Is The True Light’ at home, my daughter who was 4 and her friends would pick up on the words.”

I’m hoping it will wash away layers of subconscious racism.”

Estelle California

A fierce humanitarian, Estelle California has found music to be the perfect vehicle to express herself, looking to build bridges and promote positivity ahead of fueling hate. She understands the power she holds within her songs, and by standing up for the ones who have suffered throughout history, she hopes valuable lessons can be learned.

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Cherry White set to precede new EP ‘Staring at the Sun’ with stylish single ‘Drifter’

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Folding the old school songwriting smarts of Fleetwood Mac into the contemporary edge of the Raconteurs, London based four piece Cherry White are an immediately impressive proposition. Their in your face indie-blues sound is highlighted by great hooks and high energy, blending genres in a way that sets them apart from more pigeonholed bands.

Currently building a buzz with their live shows in and around London, Cherry White have now taken to the studio to record a brand new EP, ‘Staring at the Sun’. Inspired by life in London during this austerity era, surrounded by the greed of the wealthy, the tracks circle around an aspiration to reach higher and achieve their goals in the music industry and beyond.

The EP is led out of the gate by single ‘Drifter’, which will be released on June 1st, one week prior to the full EP:  https://soundcloud.com/cherrywhitemusic/drifter

Engineered at Bark Studios by the excellent Brian O’Shaughnessy (Primal Scream, The Firm, My Bloody Valentine), the EP does a fantastic job of capturing the frenetic energy of a band who thrive on a live environment.

Cherry White’s live reputation was cemented at ‘Togfest’ in 2014, where their festival debut to a huge crowd was so well received they immediately sold out of albums. Having also taken to the stage at some of London’s top venues, including The Troubadour, Hope and Anchor (Islington) and Covent Garden Arts Theatre, their reputation in our fair capital is beginning to grow. Further afield, a BBC Wales live session a number of years ago proved there’s life outside the city for this eclectic group.

And with the single and EP on the way, Cherry White will be working harder than ever to make sure that reputation continues to grow into the music career they deserve.

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Go Primitive ready for impact with new EP ‘100 Ways’

A four piece from the UK, Go Primitive are a band who specialise in contemporary rock with a unique twist, following in the footsteps of groups like Foo Fighters and Twin Atlantic while forging their very own sound. It’s an approach which is paying dividends, with previous tracks being fast-tracked onto BBC Introducing shows within a week of uploading.

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A perfect blend of four personalities all fighting for the same goal, the current line up of Go Primitive has moved through various iterations to land in its final configuration. With each band member bringing their own musical background and experiences from different bands and projects, this is one band with all the tools and the grit to break through in 2015.

It’s that confidence which has given rise in large part to the ‘100 Ways’ EP. In the band’s own words:

“The E.P is a show of our strength to overcome the struggles and constant roadblocks put in front of many bands at our stage. We hope that after countless efforts, this will be the E.P that makes our name stand up to the bigger acts out there and pushes us further in our musical journey.”

https://soundcloud.com/goprimitiveuk/breathe-in-bleed-out-100_ways/s-GJ3O8

Produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Kids in Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic, Motorhead, The Blackout, Bullet For My Valentine,  Lower Than Atlantis, Bring Me The Horizon), the EP is unsurprisingly dazzling in its depth of quality. The attention to detail that has gone into infusing these studio tracks with the energy of a live show is what will set them apart. That same attention to detail has also been extended to the excellent artwork, produced by Kids in Glass Houses front man Aled Phillips.

The ‘100 Ways’ EP is released July 13th.

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Franklin Lake going ‘Supersonic’ with new four track EP

The London based five piece exploded online and have established a hardcore fan base which is growing at an incredible rate. Attracting fans with their boyish good looks, soulful harmonies and infectious personalities they are set to become Britain’s breakthrough act of 2015!

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Tipped by the industry as the next big thing in Urban Pop, Franklin Lake is made up of Tay Starhz, Jude Read, Carl Hainsby, Tom Marvin & Ed Goacher.

Franklin Lake have also been working with some of the finest producers in the world on remixes of their tracks, tinkering with the arrangements to shape them into ready-made pop and club hits. The list of names is an impressive one, including recent ‘Best International Dance Producers Award’ winners Soulshaker, DASCO (signed to Phonetic, Kontor, Radikal, Blanco Y Negro and BIP), Mob Culture (currently working single releases with Sony) and So Cool Network who are huge on the Shoreditch and Bristol EDM scenes. All of these producers are playing at the top of their game and hold places in the Music Week Charts on current singles packages, which says a lot for the calibre of people looking to work with Franklin Lake.

Listen to ‘Supersonic’ here: https://soundcloud.com/shiplap-studios/supersonic

‘Supersonic’ is the final culmination of a lot of hard work from Franklin Lake to establish themselves as a true upcoming force in the UK music industry.

Fantastic new EP released through Universal distribution on Monday 29th June

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Dave Fidler ready to unveil ‘Easy Gone, Easy Come’ EP

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With a live BBC Manchester session and a feature in national Acoustic Magazine already under his belt, Dave Fidler’s previous single ‘Taking Over’ has really started to make waves for the singer-songwriter. Easy Gone, Easy Come, is the title track from  the new EP which is set to retain Dave’s upward trajectory come June 1st.

Based in the North West, Dave Fidler is a supremely talented acoustic guitarist, whose folk style and intricate finger picking underneath a distinct vocal has the ability to warm and break your heart in equal measure. His songs spin tales we can all relate to, around themes of love, loss and birth – all themes shaped by Fidler’s own personal life over the last year or so.

Influenced by greats like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, this is an artist with incredible potential with songs like EP track ‘Easy Gone, Easy Come’, which you can find here:

Produced by Sam Jones (Alex Turner, Corinne Bailey Rae) and John Bramwell of I Am Kloot, the EP is just the latest step in what is shaping up to be a very promising music career.

Music is clearly a true passion for the singer-songwriter, who also runs a music school and charity alongside touring. It’s all very impressive work, and with a barge tour of the UK in the works as well as a potential prisons tour at the end of the year, it’s clear to see that Dave is approaching things in a different way.

The past twelve months for Dave have been a whirlwind of recording sessions and great shows including Glastonbury Festival, Manchester’s Whisky Sessions festival and a forty date tour of the UK as main tour support to John Bramwell who describes Fidler as “absolutely brilliant”. He has also been featured several times by key tastemaker Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music.

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Alan Mair, Bassist of ‘The Only Ones’ Releases Debut Solo Single ‘Four Winds’

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He’s a rock-star, whose had support from the likes of ‘U2’ and ‘Simply Minds’, and has also supported ‘The Who’, on their USA tour, the ‘White Stripes’ and ‘Primal Scream’ with ‘The Only Ones’, of which he co-produced the first two albums. He’s played at Glastonbury, 02 Wireless Festival and CBGB’s New York – to name a few. His first band ‘The Beatstalkers’ were the first Scottish Boyband who set the female hearts of Scotland in to overdrive when they caused a riot on 1965 in Glasgow’s George Square.

Alan Mair has been writing songs for many years, and witnessing the current accessibility to worldwide digital distribution of music, and the ability to keep control of it, he has decided to finally release them.

Alan’s first band ‘The Beatstalkers’, used to work with David Bowie in his early years as a song-writer, and during that time they became good friends. On one occasion at his boot shop in Kensington market Alan gave David a pair of boots he couldn’t afford and had his shop manager Freddy Mercury fit them for him.

Watch this link for a video of Alan with ‘The Only Ones’- who have influenced the likes of The Replacements, Nirvana, The Libertines and Blur – performing live on Jools Holland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOK3iQcXSA&feature=related

and their iconic “Another Girl Another Planet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvO7HNQPFRI&feature=related

Alan’s debut solo single ‘Four Winds’ is due for release on the 15th December. The track itself is an eclectic blend of alternative rock with resonating vocals.  However, if you can’t wait until December, take a listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/alan-mair-field-of-one/four-winds

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Adam Protz Releases Intangible EP – ‘Movements’

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Hailing from St Albans after a period of studying in Sheffield, Adam Protz has had several years to perfect his craft of composing. Using delicate piano melodies and intricate instrumentals, Adam Protz has created his beautiful EP ‘Movements’, consisting of four alluring and exquisite tracks. In the past, Adam has written music for films, animated shorts, a dance show, an educational DVD and even a brewery documentary!

Watch his latest video for ‘Movements’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS41YT2sxZ8

Protz has been writing music since the tender age of fifteen and began his journey into music writing heavy rock songs with soft orchestral bridge sections as a contrast, this developed into a desire to write for Hollywood movies. However, after listening to minimalistic meditative piano music, written by the likes of Ludovico Einaudi, Adam soon discovered that he was much more suited to creating emotive music in which he could incorporate his own personality and spirituality.

The lack of lyrics in the music leaves it up to the listener to interpret the piece as they wish. It provokes an emotional reaction and is also incredibly relaxing. The ‘Movements’ EP is proof that lyrics aren’t a necessity to provoke powerful sentimental thoughts.

Protz aims to inspire relaxation and offers the perfect setting for escaping to through his music. A firm believer that the world is over-obsessed with Smart-phones and social networks, Protz encourages listeners, from all walks of life, to return to the roots and escape with him into his musical world of beautiful, elegant minimalism.

‘Movements’ is due for release on the 30th November.

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Fireproof Giant find ‘A Place to Start’ with debut EP

Hot off the Circus, the EP is now available from bandcamp.com

Having been described as a “terrific four piece band” (The Times) whose music is “intense, haunting and pulsating” (The Independent), it is sure enough that Fireproof Giant are experiencing a whirlwind of recognition with the release of highly anticipated EP ‘A Place to Start’.

The EP has a refreshing, poignant sound with honest lyrical and musical influences. The soulful, charming vocals make for a relaxing composition which leaves the audience truly captivated. It is no surprise the EP is receiving such positive appreciation from fellow musicians including Coldplay front man, Chris Martin.

The making of ‘A Place to Start’ can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oYnr4z24cQ

Listen to the EP here: https://soundcloud.com/fireproofgiant/sets/a-place-to-start-ep

The EP opens with ‘Pandora’, an eerie, hypnotic piece which intrigues the listener, giving a taste of what else is on offer. Other tracks, ‘Gather You’ and ‘Cover Up’ are more upbeat with intricate guitar riffs and catchy hooks. However, title track, ‘A Place to Start’, is a powerful and moving piece about starting over again which includes a melodic piano and double bass accompaniment to give the single a more layered tone. Having been mastered by Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin (Blur, Mark Ronson, The Who), the EP has a top quality, solid sound production.

The idea behind Fireproof Giant came from front man, Gareth Jones, who was writing and performing with Nofit State Circus, collaborating with numerous musicians from a variety of cultures globally. Audience demand for more music and live performances increased, resulting in the conception of Fireproof Giant. After touring with the circus and live theatre for 6 years the group decided to leave and pursue their musical ambitions producing raw, original and sincere pieces.

Fireproof Giant’s wealth of experience has seen their music played on Channel 4, S4C, BBC radio 2 and BBC London; with vast potential and support, 2014 could well be their year.

 

Fireproof Giant:

Gareth Jones – Lead vocals, guitar, piano, accordion, glockenspiel

Ashley John Long – Double bass, backing vocals

Joel Rees – Drums, trumpet, backing vocals

Cat Jones – Violin, backing vocals

 

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Aysha Loren wants to ‘Keep It Like It Is’

Effective pop-reggae single out now, taken from ‘Back To You’ EP due July 7th

Readying herself for her first full release after a long break from the industry, Aysha Loren has released funky reggae track ‘Keep It Like It Is’ as a teaser for upcoming EP ‘Back To You’.

The single, a rhythmic blend of pop and reggae with a slice of funk for good measure, does a great job of ramping up the excitement for the EP, showcasing Aysha’s strong vocal with effective, relatable lyrics about choosing to stay ‘just friends’ with someone rather than risk it all by starting a relationship.

You can hear a preview snippet on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/ayshaloren/keep-it-like-it-is-snippet-by

An experienced artist, Aysha Loren’s family has a successful background in the music industry which led her to a support slot for huge US group Destiny’s Child on their UK tour in her early days. More recently, Aysha has shared the stage with the talented likes of John Holt, Frankie Paul, Janet Kay and Luciano. Having taken a long break in between to start a family, she fell in love with the stage again after performing at a Whitney Houston tribute concert, the start of a journey which will culminate in the EP release on July 7th.

This experience led her to writing and performing again, re-building her reputation over the last couple of years which have seen Aysha reach the finals of the National UK Open Mic Competition as well as being named as Vibes FM Record of the Week for three weeks running.

Single ‘Keep It Like It Is’ is out now, with the ‘Back To You’ EP out on July 7th.

 

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SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ayshaloren