Category Archives: instrumental

Experimental Indie Rock Band Sugarspun Gear Up For The Release Of Brand New Single ‘Spaceman Dreams’

 

Brand new indie rock band Sugerspun have been perfecting their craft to give fans a taste of whats to come.

After forming through a simple and innocent acoustic duo, Sugerspun have manged to gain fans while touring and playing from coast to coast, and with a list of demos available on soundcloud, fans have managed to learn their catalog off by heart, “watching over 100 people you’ve never met in a place you’ve never played sing your songs back to you is amazing” explains the band.

So be sure to check out the band and get up to speed before the release of their brand new single ‘Spaceman Dreams’, set to release 6th April.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sugarspunmusic

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bYUK7pM1E0

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sugarspunmusic

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

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Review: Eztain’s Ultimate Instalment ‘Iconoclast’ Is Set To Be In Heavy Demand In 2018!

 

 

Drawing inspiration from acts such as Deadmau5 and Skrillex, helps Australian DJ Eztain achieve the best sounds in Deep House Dub, just in time for the new year.

The brand new track ‘Iconoclast’ will be featured on the new EP ‘Iconoclast VIP’, set for a Jan 1st drop.

With a strong hook melody that slowly descends, all the while being accompanied with a counter melody that is rich and juicy for all technical music lovers. The wide mix of sounds, instrumentation and musically challenging arrangements will surely be featured on any playlist worth its salt.

The EP itself, which features other great songs such as ‘asymmetrical’‘Infiniyear’ and ‘Enhanced Vanilla’ is set to be released on the 1st January 2018.

Be sure to check him out:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2gXV3e7qRIhBYpTR6OGRv6
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi5XehLQ0GCtYsy_bM3dMBA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eztain/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eztain
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_eztain/
Website: Eztain.net
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eztain

Adam Lanceley Is Showing Us That There Is Nothing Stopping Him

 

Adam Lanceley is a man who Is proving doctors that diagnosed him with terminal brain injury, wrong.

At the age of 10, Adam was involved in a car crash that completely changed his life. After surgery, his parents were first told that he would not survive, he was then told that he would never be able to walk again.

However, over 20 year later, Adam is walking, talking, has competed in marathons and is now putting his hand to the world of music, with his recent release ‘A Film We All Saw’.

The song is clearly an inspirational piece, that brings positivity and light to situations that can seem hard or unfair. The music video makes a point of showing us that Adam is ready to take on the world, with the video consisting of Adam walking through the streets of Cambridge.

After defeating some of life’s great challenges, he is assured to be a force to be reckoned with, because when he sets his mind on something, there’s no stopping him.

 

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/adam-lanceley/id569012210
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330
Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamlanceley

 

 

 

 

Interview with Detroit Techno-Noir Artist, Nej!Las

What attracted you to the techno/electro/house scene?

The ability (and even the requirement) to make, not only harmonic melodies and bass-lines, but to additionally have percussion and drums that could, by themselves, carry a song.  Techno/electro/house pushes the envelope by requiring and allowing for creativity in all areas of a song. It requires one to constantly innovate and come up with new, original, creations and techniques applied to the production.

What is your local music scene like? How do you think you fit in?

The Detroit Techno scene is so prominent; it created its own genre. The Detroit Techno Militia shows the attitude of techno producers that reside in Detroit – independent, proud and original. Detroit allows for producers to have creativity, to not necessarily fit inside the box of what “techno” is supposed to be, but to continuously push the boundaries of the genre. Detroit Techno is innovative. The innovative and original style shines through my music.

You’ve got a huge gig lined up – what would be your dream venue?

An intimate venue where I could feed off of the audiences’ energy and they could be up close and personal to my live production. A symbiotic relationship between me and the crowd.

Tell us about how you go about creating your music, from initial idea to completion

I create two different live sets.

The first live set – the “progressive, melodic set” focuses on the harmonic elements. This set, by itself, would be categorized as “progressive” music. I spend days creating and manipulating analogs, wavetables, and filters in order to find a unique synth sound. I tend to favour an almost guitar-like synth – overdriven and raw. I then, likewise, formulate an “opposite” synth that is sweet and melodic – as if it could lead a progressive/chill-out song. This synth tends to be a string or rubber instrument. I then spend additional days writing, re-writing, and rearranging midi data and appreciations. With all the variations of synths and midi, I usually have enough sounds and tracks to form an entire arrangement. This is the next step, to formulate all the melodies into an arrangement of a harmonic song from an intro to an outro.

The second set – the “techno” set focuses solely on drums and percussion. I likewise arrange a very heavy techno arrangement from an intro to an outro. Hardware, like the Alesis SamplePad 4, is very useful to continue to create original midi data, or even audio samples, for percussion.  I want this second set to be able to stand alone as a song without bass or melodies.

In the end, I combine the two sets, which could, by themselves, be sufficient for a song, into one set that has movement and free flowing segments. I arrange the set to make it play as if I were playing it live. I even record all the modulations and envelopes from a MIDI controller (the AKAI MPC40) as if I were performing it live. This “live performance” of the song becomes the final track.

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

To continue to innovate and bring original music into the traditional “techno” genre. I want to create a niche of original, harmonic, progressive, techno songs that play, and sound, like a live set.

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

Songs like “Fini” play like a live set, except it allows one to listen to it anywhere. That is the style of my production – to have harmonic synths that could stand by themselves as a progressive song, but on top of the harmonies, to have percussion and drums that could also be sufficient for a song. The music is “alive”, always changing and morphing into something new and creative.

 

 

Interview with New Rock Instrumental Band – The Soft Shades

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How did you get your initial start in music?

I started to learn accordion at age of 6 and graduated from musical school, but real passion to music came later. The music, which inspired me to learn how to play guitar was power metal bands Blind Guardian and Helloween.

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

To write music that  inspire people, that catch their minds and give them joy, hope or relax.

How long have you been writing your own music?

I’m writing my own music for 15 years. My music changed significantly through this years, but the more you write a better your music is, so, I think my latest album is a really worth to be heard

Who are your top three influences and why?

In Flames, Meshuggah and Paradise Lost, yes, this bands and instrumental rock are as like as chalk and cheese, but I used to listen this bands for a long time and they are inspired me for a lot of my own songs.

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

My current contains a different songs that I have wrote during 3 years. They are really different by the mood, because of a real difference of a things that inspired me, it were a really perfect nature views from hiking in mountains, camping on a lake, night city lights and street view at sunny weekend morning.

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I’m from Kyiv, Ukraine. Our local scene is not so strong as West Europe or UK, but has, also, some nice bands 9see below). I am focused on studio work right now, so, can’t tell a lot about venues.

Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

Joncofy, Stoned Jesus, Space of Variations, Raventale

Give our readers a roundup of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/thesoftshades

Bandcamp – http://thesoftshades.bandcamp.com/

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