BPSOCA release an instant dance classic in ‘Djèn Djèn’

BPSOCA have just released one of the best dance songs of 2021 that is destined to be inescapable across Bluetooth speakers this summer. BPSOCA music is a British record label that aims to bring Caribbean soul music back to the UK Charts. ‘Djèn Djèn’ has an irresistible pounding melody which is difficult to get to leave your subconscious once you’ve heard it. The track has some of the best vocal delivery that I’ve heard all year that complements the track’s narrative of the experience of the women’s perspective at a Soca Fate (Party).

The music track was fittingly produced in Trinidad, which allows the song to transcend Caribbean culture and transports the listener onto an energetic Caribbean beach.

BPSOCA Music have been heavily influenced by other Caribbean artists such as ‘Major Lazor’, ‘Machel Montano’ and ‘Bunji Garlin’. They have kickstarted the Caribbean soul revolution by releasing ‘Djèn Djèn’, and I am eagerly anticipating what other plethora of musical soliloquies they will craft to benefit music lovers.

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64% of UK Musicians are considering quitting, new study finds

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A new study has claimed that a staggering 64 per cent of musicians in the UK are considering leaving the profession due to the financial impact of coronavirus.

The stark outlook comes from booking site Encore, which surveyed 560 musicians to understand how the pandemic has affected them financially.

On average, musicians have lost £11,300 from cancellations since March 2020 and 87 per cent of them have fewer gigs booked for August-December 2020 than the same period in 2019.

When the statistics are broken down even further, the research also reveals that young female musicians have 34 per cent fewer gigs booked for 2020 than men.

It is also claimed that pop singers are the worst affected, losing an average of £19,900 in earnings as a result of cancellations since March 2020.

According to Encore, many musicians are falling through the gaps of financial support too – with 41 per cent failing to qualify for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Covid-19 has had an undeniably disastrous affect on the music industry and its musicians, with independent artists being hit the hardest. These new statistics demonstrate the reality of just how hard musicians have been hit.

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The Killers hit 40,000 sales as they strive for chart success

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The Official Charts Company Midweek Sales Flash is in, and stars The Killers are bidding to outstrip Lady Gaga and score the fastest-selling album of 2020 so far.

With 43,639 sales, Imploding The Mirage begins the week at No.1 and has Lady Gaga’s Chromatica – which sold 53,000 copies in its first week back in June – in its sights.

The trio’s new record, ‘Imploding The Mirage’, is outselling the entire rest of the top 20 as of the midweek chart update.

A huge achievement for the music veterans who are no stranger to the UK scene. Striving for that UK number one album, The Killers are showing insane momentum in the mid-week charts.

Will they grab the top spot by the end of the week?

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Théa Marie Marie set to tug at our heartstrings with stunning debut album

London based singer-songwriter Théa Marie sets her sights on greatness with the forthcoming release of debut album Then.

Théa Marie is a Franco-American talent, combining the sounds of her multinational background and upbringing into an unstoppable indie-pop blend we guarantee you haven’t heard yet. 

Born and raised in Cannes France before studying in New York and eventually settling in London, Théa Marie is undeniably a well travelled talent. This diverse life experience and influence is what gives Thèa’s sound an authentic and rare tone. 

Then is an 8-track project composed of soulful indie-pop tracks infused with Thèa’s original sense of flair and style. The album’s lead single Start Of Us is a catchy, infectious indie single that is sure to propel Thea to the next level of stardom. 

Thèa labels her musical direction as Retro-Soul, with project Then centred around the theme of nostalgia. Thea explains- 

“It’s all about being reluctant to grow up because childhood memories are so appealing and simple. Every song relates to a memory or emotions that have led me to feel bitter about growing up and being nostalgic for those more innocent times. For example, Sleepy Summer is about not wanting summer to end and dreading to have to go back to work; Don’t Walk Away was inspired by a dream where I was telling my younger self not to abandon me; Times of My Life is about pleading to bring back the simplicity of my childhood to my present. Most of the songs were written and inspired by my shift to becoming independent”.

Théa Marie oozes quality and authenticity, a true talent and an exciting future female star in the indie pop genre.

Debut album Then has the rare power to take us back, reminiscent and powerful this project is not to be missed. Then is set for release on 28th August, get excited and get ready.

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#LoveRecordStores makes over £1 Million in a single day

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Over £1m in revenue was generated by independent music retailers participating in the #loverecordstores event in the UK on Saturday (June 20), according to figures released by campaign organizers today.

The event was a day of online shopping for vinyl exclusives at record stores with a range of limited-edition releases being made available to music fans.

The aim of the event was to provide participating stores with a revenue boost in the absence of Record Store Day, which has been postponed until later this year.

Alongside the retail activity, the event was supported by online, ‘instore’ performances by a number of artists and DJs sets broadcast throughout the day.

A huge success for the physical format music market who have faced unprecedented challenge and change in recent years. May their success long continue!