World-pop heroes Modiwo release new track ‘Never Give Up’

Hailing from Romania, Modiwo are no ordinary pop group. In fact, this isn’t just pop- it’s world-pop, taking inspiration from across the globe, from all kinds of people.

The band have written their own success story in Romania whilst contributing their time to supporting a number of charity initiatives too. For example, , they are currently involved with a charity called Fruit Fusion, where audiences attending their gigs will pay with fruit rather than money, the proceeds then being donated to local orphanages, in conjunction with The Bureau of Children’s’ Rights Protection. An average show can deliver up to 700kg of fruit to those most deserving. Modiwo carry this healthy living ethos through to their own lifestyles and into their music, promoting yoga and meditation as well as using their music as a form of relaxation therapy.

Joining together musical forces from Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Hungary, their unique anthemic dream-pop sound is embellished in their live shows with a wide range of unusual influences including alpine horns, didgeridoos, and shakuhachi solos. Their latest track, “Never Give Up”, is an achingly blissful pillow of sunshine which brings to mind all the dreamiest elements of The Beloved.

Watch the video for ‘Never Give Up’ here:

 

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James Sayer – Sweet Baby Jane

James Sayer is a singer-songwriter, known throughout London for his session work & shows at the capital’s swankiest piano bars.

Hailing from Birmingham, James’ fascination and love of music began at a very young age when he learnt all things Rock n Roll through artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John and Billy Joel. Jamesmoved to London in 2012 where he became a gigging musician, performing almost every night in piano bars, clubs and pubs. Eventually James met American producer, Alan Glass (Mis-Teeq, Kenny G), and they began working on James’ debut material. By early 2015, James had recorded an album’s worth of demo recordings, and they were passed on to five time Grammy winner and former member of The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald.

Blown away by his music, Michael then contacted James with the opportunity for a U.S. tour with BBC Radio 1 breakthrough act Ruen Brothers. During which time they supported George Ezra, played Coachella, and even snagged a live recording session with legendary producer Rick Rubin.

Later that year, James finished his first piece of solo work – ‘Taking Back My Love’. A pure representation of what James’ sound embodies – musicianship, passion & a bit of danceability! After uploading the track to BBC Introducing, The track was immediately picked up and made ‘Track of the Week’ by BBC 3 Counties. Mark Forrest also showed some love on his national BBC Introducing show, all of which contributed to two sold-out London launch shows.

The Follow-Up Sweet Baby Jane, see’s James at his vintage best. Influences range from the big band sound, to jazz & all out feel-good pop. The stand-out feature is James’ musical flair & love of songwriting. It’s a track that will leave the listener with a smile, as well as appealing to an audience of elitist music fans.

Live Dates

The Savoy, Beaufort Bar – 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 30th December
Charing Cross Theatre, Players Bar – 3rd, 10th, 17th Decenber
The Ritz – New Year’s Day

‘Pirate’ – Jvgg Spvrrow

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.

Super Talented Teen Shane Thomas Due to Release New Single Mrs Matisse 10th December

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The talented Shane Thomas has formerly been dubbed ‘Britain’s Mozart’ and is quite possibly the most talented teenager across the British music industry.

‘Mrs Matisee’ is the latest single from the classical star and is to be released 10th December, prior to the release of his debut album, ‘From Me To You’, due for release soon after.

‘Mrs Matisee’ showcases Shane’s incredible talent and beautifully demonstrates the amazing capabilities of this young composer. The tack in undeniably stunning and transpires audiences into the fascinating world of Shane Thomas.

Shane was inspired to write the track earlier this year when he saw a painting by Henri Matisse. He was so taken with the beauty of the painting that he decided to compose a piece of music about it. Shortly after writing the track Shane discovered that Debussy had been inspired by the very same painting and produced a well known piece of music called, Arabesque.

Shane began playing the piano at the tender age of seven and has since taken on the challenge of mastering the art of the cello and percussion.  Shane dreams up all of his music. He has never sat at a piano to compose anything. He does it all in his head, then later sits to play the piece. He can immediately play any melody or song he hears.

Impressively aged just ten, Shane was the youngest person in history to be signed to a music publisher, E.M.I. music.

See Shane in action here:

http://4wallsmusic.co.uk/video/volcanic/

Keep up with Shane here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShaneThomasPiano?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShaneTOfficial

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0FRq0ksbKNByrN0cgK1UAg

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shanethomasmusic

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.

http://www.adamprotz.com/

www.youtube.com/adamprotzmusic

www.facebook.com/adamprotzmusic

www.soundcloud.com/adam-protz

Twitter – @AdmProtz

Ankit Love aims to ‘Spill the Milky Way’ on the way to Mars

New single on the way from artist who doesn’t believe the sky is the limit

Hot on the heels of his recent No1 hit on MTV Hive in the USA, Ankit Love is returning with new pop single ‘Spill the Milky Way’.

Produced by Matt Walters (Shola Ama, Matt Goss, Soul Unique, Finlay Quay, Boy George, Peter Andre), the romantic single is a layered pop tune with an ambitious video taking in a jewellery heist and a city black out designed to put an end to light pollution and illuminate his love by starlight.

You can check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFaC9vhftog

But a successful music career just isn’t enough for Ankit Love – one of the most ambitious and hard working creatives at the moment, he has many strings to his bow.

In addition to his music, Ankit heads up his own fashion label AU79, and has worked closely with his friend, fashion designer Nicole Coste on her label branding and new store on Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge.  He  also works as a film and music video director. His latest project will see him direct his own script – a high fashion version of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ set in British India.
On top of all that, Ankit even found time to work as Editor in Chief for fashion and science magazine MIST, and is now Editor-at-Large for international culture magazine BRIC. His works have put him at the forefront of the new artistic movement termed ‘Metamodernism’ –  which oscillates between the divergent aesthetics such as the idealisim of Romanticism and the pragmatism of post-modernism.

All of this seems minor though compared to his most ambitious project: Unicorn White C.I.C. Using crowd funding, Ankit Love is hoping to fund a mission to Mars! Working on the basis that, if everyone in the UK signed up, or less than 1% of the world to a (£1.65) €2  per month subscription, 65 million people would raise the £5.8 billion (€7 billion) necessary to fund the launch of return flight by 2022!

So there you have it – a musician literally reaching for the stars!

Links:

http://ankitlove.com

https://soundcloud.com/ankitlove

http://instagram.com/loveadovepax

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankit_Love

New track ‘Lottery’ from The Afghan Whigs

Taken from ‘Do To The Beast’ – their first album in 16 years – ‘Lottery’ is the new single from The Afghan Whigs, released April 14th.

Embarking on a world tour to support the album, the band will make it to the UK in January – their London gig is sold out but there are still a few tickets left for the other shows up and down the country, including a slot at Latitude Festival:

Jul. 15 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Jul. 17 – Manchester, UK – Cathedral
Jul. 18 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
Jul. 19 – Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival