Audio: “The Maeve Song” by Machi


EDM Review

Machi, a Canadian producer, composer, singer-songwriter builds her reputation as one of the most exciting EDM artists to follow. Her latest release entitled ‘The Maeve Song,’ is an example of an electro gem that is well-produced, and polished. Machi plays with instrumental layers and adds some additional flavor of synths. Her music is inspired by gaming, Scandinavian culture, and classic techno, which blended together create electrifying tunes. On ‘The Maeve Song,’ Machi includes heavy rotation of pop influences, and channels a distinct synergy filled with the vibe, and uniqueness. Play ‘The Maeve Song,’ and make sure to have a listen of all Machi’s productions.

 

Audio: “The Maeve Song” by Machi

Chris Reardon Releases Beautifully Inspiring Alternative Rock Singles “How We Win” And “Elephant In The Room”

New Music

Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer  Chris Reardon has been extremely active in the music scene this year, and recently released “Elephant In The Room,” a beautifully melodic alternative rock single, as well as “How We Win,” a moving tribute to all the medical bodies working day and night to saves lives and fight the coronavirus pandemic. 

Reardon was born in Coventry, England, before spending his formative years in Hong Kong, and returning to the UK where he is currently based. 

His limitless imagination, unmatchable musicianship, and incredibly sophisticated mastery of the alternative rock genre propels him as one of the rare alt rock masters of our times. 

The combination of meticulously crafted rhythms with minimalist yet extremely impactful lyrics and melodic constructions make these two releases so special, and although they are very different from one another, Chris Reardon’s spirit can be found and easily spotted on both tracks. 

Montreal-based Hip-Hop artist Gotti Banxx just premiered his much anticipated debut album Very Special a couple of days ago, co-executively produced by fellow Montreal producer Kizzy, who has been working with Gotti Banxx since 2013. However, Gotti also worked with a handful of other producers, which allowed him to diversify his sound on this major project..

This trendy collection of 7 songs sees the rising artist at his very best, delivering his smooth and soothing vibes made of auto-tuned vocals and hard-hitting 808.  

After “Santana”, “Famous,” “Sometimes,” “Premium Snapchat,” and “RNB Party,” Very Special is the latest contribution to Hip-Hop by the emerging Canadian artist, and will probably set fire to the Hip-Hop/R&B scene worldwide thanks to its incredible tracklist and production. 

Have a listen for yourself to Very Special, and make sure to support Gotti Banxx in his quest for the perfect sound and lyrics. 

 

 

Welcome to MusicTalks! Tell us a little bit about who Em is. 

I always have a little chuckle at this because this was my birth name but Em as an artist is obviously a separate thing than Em as a daughter, sister, friend or significant other. Em as an artist is similar to Em in everyday life. Not afraid to be herself.. She is who she is.. Spiritual, emotional, deep, thoughtful, caring, sincere, honest to a fault. Loves with her whole heart, curious and passionate.

What has been the biggest challenge in your musical career so far? How did you overcome that obstacle?

The biggest challenge was facing my producer and ultimately, myself in Woodstock. I worked with my producer Chris Young and truthfully, I never had anyone push me as much as him, and I’m so beyond grateful for that. As difficult as it was at times, we never gave up, and always put the music first at the end of the day. I knew the only way to receive the blessings was to make sacrifices for your passion so that meant staying in Woodstock until we got it right. Also, having a tendency to take things very personally, I started to people please from doubting my own intuition. Once I calmed the noise and trusted myself, the magic happened. 

Based on what you’ve learned in the music business, what advice would you like to give to upcoming independent artists?

It is easy to use words, and until someone is there in their journey, then it will resonate. I used to hear all the time: practice your craft everyday; be around people that are better and will make you better and challenge you; never give up.. But those words do not mean what they used to at all since I lived it. Everyone’s journey is different but those three pieces of advice are so dead true and anyone who is in the thick of it, walked through the ring of fire and back, knows it. One last piece of advice my producer passed to me was huge. Being objective and listening to artists you like and figuring out why you like what they do. That helped me a ton.

 

Will you tell us about your new music video, “Say What You Mean?” The video is truly stunning, what made you produce such emotional visuals? 

Thank you, truly. This song was as vulnerable and raw as it gets when you’re still holding onto a relationship you know you have no choice but to walk away from it because it abandons all your morals that stand in a relationship. I cannot take full credit on this at all.. 

I worked with an amazing director I handpicked myself, Parris Mayhew from Wildfire NYC productions.. Hours and hours of research led me to him, and I knew he would be able to deliver such a vulnerable and beautiful depiction of the divine feminine in her hurt and glory. 

It was my idea to have this woman wandering around in a flowy dress in this glasshouse with rain just pouring down on the windows.. I saw the rain with this song. Being showered in rain, almost like a cleansing of the spirit. He took my rain concept and made my reflection in the droplets. 

Pure genius and we split my personality into two. The one in her peignoir set who is vulnerable and hurting waiting for her man to come home. And the one who rises above it. In her 50s glam look showing that she is strong and she will power through any confusion, someone will try to put her through.

Many signs of symbolism as well besides the rain, there’s the flame and the tarot card. I decided on one or two tarot cards for each of the songs on the album and this one, I chose the High Priestess and the Strength card.

In the video, you see me pick up the High Priestess when I’m starting to question the nature of myself and the relationship, and with that, the High Priestess serving as woman’s intuition, ‘when you know, you know.’ 

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The lyrics are very personal, do you channel your personal experience in it? 

Absolutely. I’d feel like a phony if I didn’t truthfully. It was a true experience.

Rumor has it that you are preparing your debut album? What can we expect from that LP? 

Yes. 5 other songs you haven’t heard from this collection entitled, EM. I think there is something there for everyone. Everyone I ever showed it to picks a different song. I wanted it to be classic, timeless but still modern in a way people could relate. They’re all so different yet unified. There is a heartbreak song, there is the upbeat pop dance tune like “Blue Light”, the fight song, a song for unification and so on. They all have their own flavor and message. A lot of heart, a lot of soul.

Are there any upcoming collaborations in the future? Who will your dream collab be with? 

At the moment no. I would love to do more soul/ spiritual music so wherever G-d leads me with that. A dream collab for sure would be Drake. I also connect with Lauv’s tenderness to his vocals… so many.. Anyone that can blend nicely with my voice and spirit and we just click.

Will your fans be able to see you perform anytime soon?

Oh yes. I’m out in NYC performing currently, and I have a show on March 13 at the West End, and March 23 at Pianos. Possibly a few others in April and May. I always have it on my Spotify as soon as I know!

Thank you so much for your time Em and good luck with your future releases! 

Thank you. It was an honor and a pleasure. 

INTERVIEW: EM On Her New Releases And Artistry

 

Music Review

 

Truth Ali once again has set the bars high and drops intimidating album “In Vivo.” Every release of this Cali-based artist sounds better than the previous one and establishes his already strong position in the rap game. His natural ability to deliver poetic, full of Easter Eggs lyrics is outstanding and we live for that. Much respect to Truth Ali for talking about his issues and building such metaphors, whether his vocals are natural or accidental, either way. Definitely, he has got the ambition to succeed and is on his way to score high. 

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https://open.spotify.com/album/2o53nqJvHwy3SrjVlkzGSt?si=vzD08P3zRoatDBYzvweSog

PAX Japonica Groove Impresses With Heavy Sounds On “Breakthrough The Sky”

Electronic Music

With the release of “Wooby Tokyo” and breaking into the top house and dance charts, Pax Japonica Groove has been hard at work with new music. Now, the brand new single “Breakthrough The Sky” looks to impress the audience even more with a wide array of heavy bass sounds.

 

Pax Japonica Groove opens the new track with a deep house vibe and pulls no punches right off the bat. The band plays off the crisp drums and metallic wobbling noise, vibrantly illustrating their mood and unique musical approach. Pax Japonica Groove perfectly crafts a party track that pulls from every corner of the EDM palette.

 

Put your headphones on, press play, and let the refreshing and dizzying beats of “Breakthrough The Sky” dance your ears away. 

https://open.spotify.com/track/01F6hXsb6E0HFLuNXbo1Eb?si=Seo78DlVQ56oYe13gvYj5Q

PAX Japonica Groove Impresses With Heavy Sounds On “Breakthrough The Sky”

BriGuel Releases Inspiring New Song | The Difference


 BriGuel Releases Inspiring New Song | The Difference
Indie DuoBriGuel  recently dropped their latest effort, an inspiring song entitled “The Difference.” Despite its name, the song is about unity, love, self-love, awareness and mindfulness, and is aimed at bringing hope and strength to all the underprivileged children from around the world.

The project was born from the collaboration between the Holistic Life Foundation and BriGuel, and the HLF’s founder Andres Gonzales makes a remarkable guest appearance on the track. A sophisticated mix of rap, pop, and electronic music, “The Difference” is an extremely catchy song set to take the music scene by storm this month.

 

LINKS TO BRIGUEL

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeAreBriGuel

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreBriGuel/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearebriguel/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC90vCq5UTUVNLunohHLeidw

BriGuel Releases Inspiring New Song | The Difference


Indie DuoBriGuel keep surprising their fans over and over again, this time by unveiling glimpses of their soon-to-come Baltimore Project. Although most of it is still a well-kept secret, they recently posted on Instagram some photos of what seems to be the shooting of a new music video and documentary. 

 

 


As frontrow supporters of mindfulness, meditation, and consciousness, always seeking to find alternative ways to tap into our human potential in their numerous song’s lyrics, Briguel seem to have found the perfect structure by collaborating with the Holistic Life Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities, in order to fight issues such as suicide, anxiety, and drug overdose among children and teenagers. 

 

 

 

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🎬 Our latest project has several stages and phases. In addition to shooting a new music video, we’re also producing a short film that deals with many of the issues prevalent today including mindfulness 🔷 meditation 🔷 consciousness 🔷 We’re especially asking: how can we do our part to heal ourselves and the world at large? It’s a profound question, but perhaps answers are closer than we think… With such daunting current statistics, we feel it’s imperative to do something. Right? 🔻 #Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for children & adolescents 🔻 #Anxiety is the leading mental health issue among American youth 🔻 #DrugOverdose deaths continue to increase in 🇺🇸at a rapid rate 🔻 🇺🇸 #incarcerates 693 people for every 100,000 residents, more than any other country ❗ Let’s start thinking about our future and the future of generations to come❗ . . . #wearebriguel #brianna #miguel #new #project #newproject #BALTIMORE #start #betterfuture

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This past year, Briguel have released a beautiful collection of songs titled Life Is A Lesson, Without Darkness, and Who Do You Wanna Be, all of them pointing in the same direction; love, non-violence, awareness, and kindness, as essential answers to the chaotic times we are facing.  Follow Briguel on Instagram for all the latest updates on the Baltimore project and upcoming releases!