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Luuke Lagrange’s Release Of Brand New Single ‘Invisible’ Puts Him In The Spotlight



For a artist who’s entire idea revolves around not being seen, hes been getting audiences hyped up with new material, making it harder to be ‘Invisible’ for the EDM and House performer.

The new single, perfectly named ‘Invisible’ captures an essence of deep emotion, and even without seeing or knowing exactly who Luuke Lagrange is, you feel the power and thought has has gone into constructing this piece.

With loads of different styles included into the single from EDM, House, Dance and Techno, this is a treat for anyone who is fan of the under ground scene within the UK, and you never know, maybe some other scenes could learn from this.

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Belle Chen: For Any And All Music Lovers


As a guy who’s spent most of his music life listening to Green Day, Metallica and other punk and metal bands, I wouldn’t have expected to have seen a brand new, completely unique and overall harmonious performance by Pianist Belle Chen.

On the 18th of October, I went to go see Belle Chen, a Pianist who was playing her brand new album ‘Mademoiselle’ live, at the Senate House in London. This event was part of the Bloomsbury festival, which welcomes a wide range of different acts and performance pieces. I was immediately intrigued by Belle Chen’s eclectic mix in the description. Drawing from Classical, Electro as well as aspects of Jazz, this was an appealing and exciting collaboration of genres.

Ranging from, beautiful, delicate and emotional piano playing, to heavy, darkened and thought provoking sounds and sights(with the help of an interpretive dancer).

The night started with a small composition as an opener, to which Belle would talk about the night ahead later on after the piece was finished. She explained that she would take us as the audience on a journey, to which there were 3 parts. Throughout, there would be the use of instruments and tools such as a loop pedal and sound art which diversified the overall show giving it more colour and vibrancy.

There was one piece that was mesmerising to witness, which was Claude Debussy’s ‘Claire De Lune’, a famous composition which is associated with Moonlight, and after listening to that, walking out to a crisp London night was the perfect environment for the music that would define the evening.

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Natalie Kocab & Michaela Polakova have moved me…

Natalie Kocab & Michaela Polakova are new to me, but god have they made an impression. Not only does their latest release have the Ex-Verve guitarist Nick McCabe lending his talents to the pair but its a dark, etherial masterpiece. Move Nick Cave Natalie and Michaela are taking over!

The new album ‘Ellis Island’ really stands out as not just a great album but as a work of art. Ever tracks stand apart from the last moving though Cocteau Twins to The National, the pairs sound hits on al the right notes taking influence from some greats.

‘Ellis Island’ is out now on Warner Music, Listen below:

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Roger Rudenstein: Life, Love, Compositions and Political Satire.

Roger Rudenstein, Composer and classical writer, has his sights set on breaking through to European audiences. But what is he trying to say?

Based in New Hampshire in New England USA, Roger has managed to accomplish a long list of accolades, through his work in classical operatic pieces. His past work has consisted of politically driven, relevant and hauntingly comedic stage shows like ‘Full length’, ‘The Devil and George Bush’ and ‘Ulysses‘ (based on James Joyce’s novel).

He has a number of Musicals, Operas and compositions he has put his hand to, but his politically focused pieces have gained much traction, such as an article in the New York Times and over 100,000 streams on Souncloud. It is easy to see why, other than the compositions being beautiful and elegant, yet possessing a serious and thrilling, the bold and truthful messages behind the pieces speak for a large number of people, especially with the recent ‘Donald Trump’ inspired ‘Hail to the Thief’. 

Roger had studied music, and learned with Chinese-American composer ‘Soong Fu-Yuan’ and ‘Walter Hilse’, a Composer from New York City. A lot of his work show his reflection or outlook on life, love and our precarious day and age.






Transylvanian Dream-Pop Heroes, MODIWO, Swap Vampires for Sweet Charity with Their New Track

Confounding expectations, Modiwo have emerged from the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains to become one of the country’s breakout musical success stories, whilst also giving their time to support charity projects around the world. Initially forming in order to provide entertainment for local orphanages and retirement projects, demand for the band’s music grew to such a scale that they agreed to become a band in their own right.

As well as conquering their homeland with their music, 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.



Get to know: J.J Leone

It’s easy to simply label a lot of artists as ‘singer-songwriters’, but J.J Leone takes this title to the next level, blending his talented songwriting skills with an easy listening combination of R&B and soul. We were lucky enough to have chat with him:

How did you get your initial start in music?

I was heavily influenced by my older brother’s musical ability as a kid, he was already doing tours when I was growing up but he introduced me to a lot of music and played guitar around me all the time. I looked up to him and still do, so I wanted to learn to play guitar like he could. I picked it up by ear and by watching him, then when I discovered guys like Jimi Hendrix, John Frusciante and John Mayer, they really pushed me to try different things with the instrument. Eventually I moved on to learning the drums, largely due to heavy rock and metal music I discovered, bass guitar and electronic production, which I put down to my love of Hip-Hop. I learnt everything by ear and with no tuition. I never really had a lot of confidence in my voice until I was like 18, and things grew from there!

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

I don’t really have an ‘ultimate aim’ or an ‘end goal’ in music, because I’m not creating music to tick boxes along the way or to think: ‘Once I get to this stage, I’ll be satisfied’. I write and perform music because I love it, and the way it can bring people together. ‘Making it’ has different meanings to different people. If someone sits down one day and says ‘I wanna learn how to play Little Wing on the guitar’ and then a year later they can, then they’ve made it! I’m the kind of person who is restless and never really satisfied, so I just want to make music for many years and what will come will come!

How long have you been writing your own music?

I started writing my own music around the age of 14. It was never normally for myself, or I didn’t picture that these songs will have me singing them, or anything would come from them, I just enjoyed it! The first serious music I wrote was for my band when we were 15; we took a couple of them into the studio and we got to open for Suzi Quatro, Hot Chocolate and tour Barcelona amongst other things, so I guess they went down alright! That was the first time I realised that I could possibly get somewhere with my music, so ever since then every lyric, melody and instrumental section has been written by myself!

Who are your top three influences and why?

Stevie Wonder, Prince and Cody Chesnutt. There are so many more great musicians who i really admire, but Stevie Wonder for the simple fact of how long he has been around and stayed at the top of his game. He has made maybe two songs I don’t like in his whole career. Prince because of his attitude and diversity. Not only an amazing musician, who played all the instruments on his tracks himself, but because he was always coming up with something fresh and was an artist who defied genres and boundaries. You could tell he was just in it for the music and didn’t care about critics or any of that stuff. My brother introduced me to Cody Chesnutt a few years ago. He played me his album ‘The Headphone Masterpiece’. Cody really inspires me because he recorded that entire album is his mum’s kitchen, with some really basic recording gear. It taught me that you don’t have to have this and that costing x amount of dollars or pounds to put your message out there, he had a real DIY attitude, something I’m trying to apply to my own music.

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

I suppose I would just like people to know that everything you hear on ‘With You’ is done by me. All the writing, the vocals, the instrument, the production. That and the fact that its available NOW WORLDWIDE!

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

I’m based in Norwich. The local music scene is pretty tight-knit to be honest, every band kind of knows each other. There is actually a lot of singer-songwriters based here too, and a couple of venues that put on ‘Oen Mic’ nights, so there is a really good chance to connect with other artists. Norwich is a pretty artsy place in general, which I like. I’ve played in quite a few places in Norwich, and the county of Norfolk in general, I really like ‘The Owl Sanctuary’ because they are really fair to the artists who play there, its a really chilled vibe.

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

There was a rapper I heard a couple of months back called ‘Obongjayar’ (I hope I’m spelling that right!). His stuff is really sick and I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t do some bits in 2017.

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

You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with: @iamjjleone. My official website is, which has further links to my Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud etc.


Listen to J.J’s new single ‘With You’ here:

Get to Know: Music Theory

Know Me Better music managed to get in conversation with emerging Egyptian pop artist, Music Theory, who’s releasing his new track emotive love song ‘Down The Aisle’.


When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I started writing music when I was about 9 years old. My first song was about 7 lines. It was about a ball rolling down the street 🙂 I was a very shy person growing up. Writing music put me up when I’m feeling down. It helped me release my thoughts and dreams, that I usually couldn’t share. I could be whoever I want in this make believe world, that I create while writing.  As I grew up, I wrote also about experiences and emotions.

My inspiration was all those singers that I grew up listening to. Their ability to make me cry, feel loved or pumped up through their songs was amazing. I wanted to have that effect on people. My dream is to touch people’s hearts.


Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up in the eighties and the nineties. I listened to mainstream music. Michael Jackson, REO speedwagon, Sublime, REM, Oasis, NKTOB, Boys 2 Men, Phil Collins, Bon Jovi, Stock Aitken Waterman, Pet Shop Boys, etc.

I could write an endless list. It was always about the song, not the artist. I always listen to mix tapes, never albums.

I believe that everything I hear influences me.


How long have you been playing/writing?

About 30 years. However, my song “Down The Aisle” is my first professional release.


How often do you play live?

I never played professionally, yet. I plan to do that in the near future, at a certain point.


What has been your favourite moment in music?

Band Aid. USA for Africa. It was inspiring and extraordinary. Music can heal and connect the world.  


Where is the best place to find you online?