Artist N Wolex Inspires Fans with New Single “No Regrets”

N_Wolex_LogoThe steady rise of indie music has given way to an eclectic generation of producers, songwriters, singers, instrumentalists, and composers. The delectable blending of musical influences are evident in the newest sounds that are emerging from millennium recording artists. Their styles are not only indicative of the convergence between musical sub-genres but, suggestive of the ramifications of social experiences. Influential forces behind music often rest within success and failure, overcoming adversity, personal journeys to self-discovery, and rebellion against social contracts. Composer Nicholas Wolex, known by the moniker “N Wolex” is one such artist that has emerged with social awareness in mind.  His latest release “No Regrets” is an introspective observation that resonates as a powerful stance on overcoming adverse climates and toxic relationships.

Revealing his depth as a passionate composer, N Wolex inspires fans with “No Regrets”. The song merges soulful, female R&B vocals with a deep musical score. A stirring piano performance takes holds of listeners reminiscent of a spiritual track. Energetic drums kick out a steady cadence that when fused with the vocals and chorus work seamlessly to express the energy of the song. The female vocals are warm and inspirational while roving through different ranges and chords with ease. Fans will find themselves engulfed in the thick emotional ambiance of the song’s production which mirrors an early 90s soul-album likened to artists such as Regina Bell, Stephanie Mills, and Babyface.

Inspired by his experiences living in South-East London, N Wolex’s composition expresses the measurable interactions and relationships that one encounters throughout a lifetime. His latest track exemplifies a prominent venture towards joining the art of music with life experiences through a colorful lens. Through the song lyrics, listeners are encouraged to have “no regrets” and are reminded of this during the lively and resilient chorus. “No Regrets” is a powerful track that is certain to inspire and motivate.

N Wolex, a former fashion and editorial model is a self-taught composer who now surrounds himself with music. Known as a societal storyteller, he has gathered his observations as native African living in South-East London into thought-provoking music, rooted in socially relevant content. His style has been compared to that of Jodeci and Lilly Allen and a unique blend of R&B pop. Focused on giving a voice for those who do not already have one, N Wolex is using his music to connect the world. Through the use of digital technology, he has been able to reach a wider audience however, he can be found in upcoming performances supporting the release of his 7″ “If You Had/”No Regrets”. Check out the sounds of N Wolex on Soudcloud.

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Pianist Jeffrey Hampton Captivates Fans with Samuel Barber’s Ballade, Op. 46

Jeffrey HamptonOne of the most captivating and impressive instruments on earth is the piano. The piano has the distinct ability to drive a composition through multiple sound layers. Through the expression of a meticulous pianist, the piano keys articulate almost any emotion that one can imagine. It can can make us feel agile and energetic, or dark and sorrowful, it can bring life and animation to objects that are otherwise dead.  A well-composed piano score can engulf listeners into a fanciful world of imagination and wonder. Contemporary pianists,sharing their prowess with the world, reach to pieces by Bach, Chopin, and others to illustrate the intricacies of musical expression. A pianist who has decided to share his personal journey with one of the world’s most famed instruments is Jeffrey Dean Hampton.

Jeffrey Hampton recently covered the works of Samuel Barber and released a video on YouTube for Ballade, Op. 46, the last of the composers works written before his death. Through his masterful rendition, Hampton effectively delivers the looming, dark emotion of the piece. As the piece progresses, Jeffrey flawlessly executes the agitato with relentless vigor and conviction. The overall effect is a dynamic interpretation of the score that fuses sharp phrases with melodious, lingering chords. Check out the video of Jeffrey Dean Hampton playing Samuel Barber’s Ballade Op. 46 below.

Through his expression of Ballade Op. 46, Jeffrey has illustrated not only the longstanding legacy of Samuel Barber’s work but, his own dedication in rendering such a monumental piece. Fans will take pleasure in the skillful translation of the composition while feeling the effects of the energy and emotion that go into composing and mastering a work. Jeffrey breathes a fresh breath of contemporary energy onto a classical jewel.

Having embarked upon his musical journey with the piano at 8 years old, Jeffrey Hampton currently studies at Indiana State. Known for his youthful energy and enthusiasm, his style has garnered him accolades from fans and peers all over. Inspired by the works of Brahams, Schumann, Chopin, and many others, Hampton’s work can currently be heard on his official website www.jdhpiano.com. He possesses a wide musical scope which includes not only classical, but contemporary pop sounds as well. While we await Jeffrey’s next musical sound-byte, eager fans will be excited to know that Jeffrey’s full album release is on the horizon.

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Powerful release “Changes” from John Blake Inspires

John BlakeEveryone has experienced those times when it seems as if the world is upon their shoulders and everything is going wrong. The desire to give up can be overwhelming but, there are times when we are at our lowest points and the only thing that can lift us up out of our darkest hour is a song. One artist has heard the voices of those who face struggle and has decided to share his response of encouragement and enlightenment.

Songwriter and recording artist John Blake joined forces with Elisa Polanco to deliver another earth moving track called “Changes”, a song that is emotionally stirring and inspiring by all accounts. The latest from a series of singles dropped this year, John selflessly opens his heart to the world once again evoking power through music.

Elisa sings on the hook “Everything changes, let go and give it a try, don’t let your life pass you by”, a memorable and relevant statement especially in the face of the most difficult struggles faced by many on a daily basis. John Blake who is recognized for reaching out to his fans through his music in a very direct and personal manner demonstrates his ability to address the issues that affect humanity at its core.

The daunting reality is that mainstream recording artists often avoid engaging with weighty issues that affect society in their music thus leading to a lack of connectivity with those most in need of strong, positive influences. Outside the world of materialistic glorification, glitz and glamour exist regular people who face everyday challenges looking for artists that they can relate to. John Blake, who is embarking on his own road to fame through raw authenticity is the artist of our generation that will motivate, inspire, and address the good, the bad, and the ugly much like Tupac and Biggie did in their time.

“Changes” is a powerful song that is capable touching of a multitude of individuals from various walks of life. The song is an easy listen with a flavor reminiscent of the late 90s and early 2000s before commercial hip-hop ventured slightly away from socially conscious productions. Blake delivers flawless bars and pertinent lyrical content while Elisa Polanco connects the verses with a contemporary R&B hook. From a motivating stance, the song is possibly one of the most inspirational collaborations of the year. Although the song is moving, the production yields a formidable secular presentation thus enabling it to reach a broad spectrum of listeners.

It is evident that John Blake is on a mission and is making moves with his music which never fails to deliver. “Changes” is a sleek production with exceptional vocal and sound quality. Blake’s songwriting is virtually unrivaled when considering the current plight of the independent artist and the lack of original content distributed to the masses. The intent and purpose behind Blake’s music is not only placing him among the most sought after artists of today but it is changing lives one by one.

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International pop star Virginia Bright shines with her latest single “Coz You Are”

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International Pioneering Pop Artist

This week we traveled abroad to discover international pop sensation Virginia Bright. It is not often that you come across an artist that is able to deliver such a diverse and eclectic flavor through their music, but when they do, it is worth venturing further to understand the origins of their unprecedented sound. International pop artist Virginia Bright has just released her latest single “Coz You Are”, a powerful master-mix of high energy music and luscious vocals. Considered a pioneering artist of her time, Virginia Bright has clearly knocked down barriers on an international scale having gained fame and notoriety as not only a singer, but also as an actress, dancer and film producer. A native of Madrid, Spain, Bright has maintained a stronghold on the industry from Europe all the way to the United States.

“Coz You Are” is the quintessential feel good song with a vibrant energy that is similar to Pharell’s song “Happy”. Virginia successfully joins elements of her Spanish roots, Afro-Latin rhythms, and modern dance flare to deliver a fun-loving track with massive international appeal. Bright has established herself as a cutting-edge performer and artist with a groundbreaking sound and style. Through her latest track she welcomes fans new and old into her radiant world with finesse and charm.

Having already been deemed an international icon in the Afro-European music scene, Bright’s latest release is a glimpse into the massive powerhouse whose music is drawn from her personal journey. Virginia shares with fans, a heartfelt look into self-discovery through “Coz You Are”. Although the song carries a light and breathless tune, Bright said that the song expresses the discovery of oneself and beauty through the eyes of another. She describes the song as being about “Unconditional love-the whole you, mind, body, and soul..where life is all like a big rainbow full of color.” She said “then is when I understood we are all one.”  The song’s lyrics truly do express the subtle nuances of self-actualization in a positive and energetic way. Bright allows fans to travel with her along a vivid journey full of imagery and delight, a journey that will not soon be forgotten.

In a time where many people are struggling to find inner peace,  failing to realize the true beauty that lies within, Virginia Bright has courageously reached out to fans, relating to them in such a way that is to be recognized and commended. Often times it is an uplifting song that reflects on the experiences of humanity that truly creates life changing events. What better way to touch the world and make a difference than through music, and Virginia Bright is doing just that.

Check out the video for “Coz You Are” on YouTube.

 

While not only sharing her personal experiences with fans through music, Virginia is dedicated to giving back to her community as well. A portion of the proceeds from “Coz You Are” will be distributed to her top 3 charities, Forward Organization, Pink for Africa, and the FAM Foundations.  Bright says “I wanted to do it this way, because it drives me and motivates me much more, in knowing that per download people make of my music or purchase of any of my merchandising related to “Coz You Are” we altogether will be making a huge contribution and great difference in the lives of many children and women out there.”

Recognized as a singer, dancer, actress, and film producer, Virginia Bright got her start in music very early playing the accordion and touring around Madrid with a band. Having performed an all girl-group, and a gospel group, she later secured performances on Spanish TV programming and performed back up vocals for popular artists such as Amparo Sandino. Her unique texture of musical styles has ushered her into opportunities such as performing for the “Don Omar, King of Reggaeton” concert as well as appearances at numerous venues around Europe. Known for fusing together hip-hop, salsa, jazz, pop, Zouk Makosa, and Buleria, Virginia Bright is affectionately known as Queen La. V. Now based in Los Angeles, California, Bright is poised to lead the international music scene with an ever-present energy that is not only essential in today’s music scene, but unequivocally surpassing all competition.

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Artist John Blake Returns with New Smash Single “Pour It”

John Blake Pour It SingleFollowing closely on the heels of his latest smash single “Your Light (Let it Shine)” featuring Elisa Polanco, author, lyricist, and poet John Blake has released his newest single “Pour it”  featuring Tha Leerix. The track is an uptempo certified club banger laced with slick R&B vocals and intrepid rap lyrics.

With a thorough style not heard since the days of the 69 Boyz and 95 South, John Blake has emerged with what could be described as one of the hottest club tracks of the year. While delivering a certain southern flavor, the song actually transcends stylistic borders and emanates massive appeal. Blake, who is known for his poetic lyricism and in-depth observations will surprise fans with his latest undertaking which conveys through a lighter approach in terms of delivery and theme. Truly an imaginative artist, Blake demonstrates a wide scope of music experience as well as songwriting skill.

Having already coveted hundreds and thousands of digital spins, “Pour It” is a polished production that is cleverly composed in such a manner that it carries a progressive edge not seen in recent track releases from both mainstream and independent hip hop artists. As a pioneering millennial artist, Blake has raised the bar for indie artists, taking his sound to a new level that will be extremely difficult to match. The quality of the production really allows this record to resonate with fans and listeners which is why it is likely ablaze along the digital music-sphere.

Known as one of the most powerful lyricists on the indie circuit, Blake holds nothing back on “Pour It”. The verses are delivered with an authentic personality and energetic breath. His vocal presentation is crisp, clean, and easy to understand. The track which features Tha Leerix appropriately places vocal enhancements and ad libs, complementing the overall sound of the song. The hook does exactly what it is supposed to do, motivating fans and listeners to sing along with infectious prowess.

Blake does a great job of delivering a fun, danceable track, making it perfect for the club, or for thumping in the whip. The lyrical content is relevant making references to everyday experiences that men and women encounter. With a solid hip hop sound blended with R&B vocals, the song is definitely worth a listen and more than a few head nods.

Jonathan Burkett who goes by the moniker John Blake is not just an emcee and his craft extends  far beyond that of your everyday hip hop artist. Hailing from South Florida, John Blake is known for utilizing his unique sound to connect people with all things positive. His release of “Your Light (Let it Shine) featuring Elisa Polanco is a culmination of his unique approach. Sharing a certain emotion through his emotional lyrics, John places his heart on every record enabling fans to share in his views and perspectives. Known for his daring ability to speak his mind and create his own lane divergent from cookie cutter artists, John Blake is poised to be the voice of a new generation emerging in hip hop.

Check out the newest single “Pour It” from John Blake featuring Tha Leerix on SoundCloud.

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Music with a Message: Journey with L.A. based Singer- Songwriter Breanna Kennedy

Singer-Songwriter Breanna KennedyLeaving her heart on the soundstage

One of the most powerful ways to reach a captive audience is through music. Although it is a beloved pastime, music can also bring awareness to social issues that impact our lives with such enormity that they cannot simply be ignored. What is even more spectacular is when an artist, who as a vessel is able to share with fans an intended message while utilizing their inherently, artistic gifts.  An artist that has chosen to share her personal journey with fans is L.A. based singer-songwriter Breanna Kennedy.

Breanna recently released her single “She’s Falling”, an emotional song about her sister Destiny who took her life at the very, young age of 23. The song, now available on iTunes, is powerful and elicits a profound response towards a serious issue that touches many a person regardless of social, racial, religious, and economic boundaries. Kennedy not only demonstrates her tenacity and resilience  as a young musician, but she also courageously ventures where few artists dare. Musicians of this variety reach within their own inner-workings to share with fans their personal experiences. It is these experiences that enable such musical geniuses to influence, inspire, and bring awareness to the issues that affect humankind.

Although Breanna Kennedy is a youthful 21 years old, much like singer-songwriter Adele, her sound is well beyond her years . The remarkable fact is that both artists effectively deliver deeply rooted songwriting and soulful vocals in a contemporary framework while touching fans across multiple age groups. “She’s Falling” consists of highly advanced songwriting and storytelling that is not only intensely personal, but well crafted.

The song has an acoustic feel with an Americana ambiance intertwined with Breanna’s smooth vocals. Though the lyrical content of the song is emotionally heavy, the musical accompaniment is actually scored in an uptempo manner with some dynamic transitions which work effectively to convey the overall theme of “She’s Falling”.  Breanna approached the song in such a way that it inspires listeners to have a heightened awareness while also paying tribute to her own sister, making an extremely personal connection with fans.

“She’s Falling” is a song that really hits home as it is a breathtaking snapshot into the many experiences that often influence and inspire artists along their musical walks. What is even more incredible is the fact that a young artist is willing to open up her heart and share this experience with the world. It is an act that is to be commended, respected, and most definitely appreciated.

According to the CDC, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth and young adults ages 10-24; these startling statistics absolutely cannot be ignored. Help Breanna Kennedy share her message of inspiration and awareness with the world by supporting her album project on Indiegogo.

Check out the Official Video for “She’s Falling” on YouTube

 

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Breanna Kennedy is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Often described as an “old soul” her music is an eclectic mix of indie, soul, and pop. Having been exposed to music at an early age, Breanna, who is managed by mentor Johnny Vieira, is now embarking on her solo career in Los Angeles. She has worked with world-renowned industry songwriters and producers such as Rodney Jerkins, Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Billy Steinberg, and many others.  Breanna Kennedy is the culmination of a contemporary indie artist on a mission and we are excited to see this young star shine even brighter. Looking for more information on this amazing artist?

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Enter the sounds of Jon Yoon: Ukulele Acoustic Artist and his new EP ‘Purple Roses, Coffee Beans, and All Things in Between’

Jon Yoon Acoustic Performer

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Unconventional Sound & Style

Sometimes the best music arrives into our world from the most unlikely of places. We are often driven to believe that defining music in terms of its authenticity requires that it conforms to certain standards set by different authors however, music in and of itself is the absolute expression of individuality and creativity. When exploring the earliest forms of music and instruments, we learned that while some instruments were developed with great intricacy, others were very simple in terms of design and function yet, produced an unforgettable sound. Independent artists, working within their distinct frameworks are often able to capture the beauty of unconventional instruments delivering an unmatched sound and style. Singer-Songwriter Jon Yoon is just one of the few artists who have dared to think outside of the box in order to deliver groundbreaking music for his fans.

Seattle musician Jon Yoon has released his latest EP ‘Purple, Roses, Coffee Beans, and All Things in Between’, a unique acoustic, and uncut performance. Fans who truly enjoy a thoughtful listening experience will be pleased to know that Jon Yoon uses a ukulele to accompany his vocals throughout the entire album; a refreshing break from hardline rock and metal thrashing. Though seemingly an unlikely instrument of choice for contemporary music makers, the ukulele has a long history that dates back as far as the late 1800s but, it is still used to day in many parts of the world. With a distinct sound, and natural ambiance; the ukulele is the perfect complement to poetic lyrics and lighthearted songwriting. Yoon manages to deliver all of the above and so much more on this surprising and sprightly record.

‘Purple Roses, Coffee Beans, and All Things in Between’, written and composed by Jon Yoon is a heartfelt exploration of love, heartache, and resilience. Yoon performs each song on the album with exquisite finesse, articulating his emotion through not only the song lyrics but through each of the chords played on the ukulele. The album is a nice blend of slow, mid-tempo, and upbeat tracks creating a nice dynamic throughout the spin. Although the ukulele has a classic, earthy vibe, Jon’s manipulation of the chords convey a progressive sound that is both appealing and remarkable. The contemporary sound can be heard on the track “Lucky” which delivers more of a catchy pop sound that would easily fit into the mainstream music stage.

An intoxicating listening experience

The EP reveals great strength through the vocal and musical performance as well as the crisp production. Offering fans a broad spectrum of sounds, Jon Yoon’s track “Trouble” is another example of his ability to create an intoxicating listening experience. The performance and songwriting on this particular track possesses a Bruno Mars quality that is not only rare but remarkable by all accounts. “Hey Mariana” is another really powerful and uplifting track that Yoon includes on his EP. Switching gears slightly, this track presents a differing vibe that resembles an acoustic rock performances. The EP consists of 6 tracks in total, all of which are definitely worth a listen.

Having written and composed all of the songs on his EP, Jon Yoon has proven himself to be a stellar songwriter. The lyrics on the album are airy, energetic and delivered with a youthful vigor not seen since the early life of pop music. His unabashed wordplay and amusing themes make even the most heart-wrenching song a joy to listen to. Jon Yoon is defining what the new indie artists will be aspiring to; thinking outside of the box, and creating indelible art through music.

Calling Seattle, Washington home, Jon Yoon is one of the leading Ukulele Acoustic Pop artists of our time. A trained musician, Jon cites influences such as Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, and many others in crafting his distinguished style. In addition to writing original songs and performing some covers of popular music, Jon can often be found entertaining crowds at the Pike Place Market. Visit Jon’s Official Website at www.jonyoonmusic.com for the latest news about his album.

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