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Voix - Push

Voix is the artist alias of the songwriting & production team, Andi Anderson and Mike Smith. Their undeniably melodic characteristic boasts elements of commercial pop with a distinctively alternative signature edge. Their style fuses Pop and Dance and is driven by guitar-based harmony and supplemented by effortless melody, which makes for a unique musical landscape that is steadily and surely establishing itself as deeply emotionally connective and chart-worthy. Early supporters, Stereo Stickman label Voix as “ever-immersive” describing their December 2020 single, ‘Breathless’ as “expertly produced and performed with a certain emotive, passionate softness that connects within seconds”. Brian Peel of Australia’s JOY 94.9FM has touted Voix as “ones to look out for” in 2021.  A debut year has included independently racking up more than a million streams on all platforms in 91 countries across the world and this enterprising, independent duo are scheduled to double their efforts in 202

Emily Lockett - Do You Wanna Go Out?

Emily is a UK based independent music artist, writing and performing in the country/pop, singer/songwriter genres, she is also a music student at BIMM Manchester. Emily has opened for many international touring country/Americana and folk artists such as - Emily Barker (Aus) Sara Beth Trio/Royal South (US), Madison Violet (Can), Jessica Lynn (US), Robert Vincent (UK), Jess & The Bandits (US) and Morganway (UK) and performed in a variety of venues around the UK e.g. Gulliver’s and Jimmy’s in Manchester, The Bodega, Nottingham with festivals slots at Latitude Festival, The Black Deer Festival, 110 Above Festival and The British Country Music Festival. During the 2020 lockdown, Emily has been busy working on her third EP called ‘Paint The Town Red‘ featuring already released singles ‘That Girl’ and ‘Front Porch’. The EP is a mixture of contemporary,  edgy country-pop/rock tracks.  Emily’s last single ‘Front Porch' was well received by national radio. Matt Spracklen from Country Hit

Julie Hicklin & VIZCAYA - IT'S A SIN

JULIE HICKLIN is a London based Singer/Songwriter with a gift for top line melody and hook lines. She has collaborated with numerous producers, musicians and writers and provided material for labels including Mutesong, Polygram, Botchit, ZTT and Warners, Julie has also written top lines for TV ads including Evian, Freshbrew and FabergĂ©, pitched for major ad campaigns and showcased on BBC Soundtracks.  Having been a featured Artist/Writer on various projects she has now launched a solo project under her own name.  Julie is fashioning a new chapter in her career, writing songs that have compelling hooks, conjure emotion and resonate with the listener.  From slow burning, dancefloor-friendly tracks to haunting ballads, they are soundscapes for film, TV and a sonic journey of life, love and human experience. She joins forces with VIZCAYA for the release of IT'S A SIN. A cover of the Pets Shop Boys song It's A Sin (1987). The current global TV show of the same name has drawn attenti

Nille Nyc - Someone Else

Nille Nyc is a Danish recording artist who creates dark electro-pop with haunting vocals and melodic compositions. Her music is a nice blend of up-beat tracks and thoughtful slow-moving ballads, always wrapped in an urban electro-vibe. Having released her debut ep in 2020, Nille now works on her first full-length album, which shows Nille's passion for RnB, pop and electronic music, still combined with Nille Nyc's edgy vocals. The first teaser from the album, Someone Else, is released 26th of March on all digital platforms. 'Someone Else' tells the story of looking back at a toxic relationship from a much better place. Moving on in order to grow is important for all human beings. With a strong RnB vibe and Nille's edgy vocals, 'Someone Else' could be the track you need to find your inner power.  LISTEN TO THE SONG BELOW: Nille Nyc · Someone Else

Gauri Paighan - Making Love

Making love is the track about how rare it is to choose love over lust these days as it is the most expensive thing. Good things are always the hardest and bad always the easiest.  However, we reap what we sow, when we choose true love over anything else the butterflies are unexplainable when we give that love a meaning while making love, Gauri explains with her new single. LISTEN TO THE SONG BELOW: Gauri Paighan · Making love

Prodigal - When We Bleed

Prodigal is an Alternative Pop/Rock artist from Finland. The nature of his music is to be an eccentric mix of all the different styles he listens to and creates something catchy, immediate and current out of it all. His new single 'When We Bleed' was released independently ahead of his upcoming debut album. 'When We Bleed' reflects on a world where every decision and action seems to be motivated by blatant narcissism of some kind. Trying to navigate these odd times, the song tries to find relief in numbers and the fact that for better or worse, we're never really alone in trying to make sense of it all. Listen to the song: Prodigal HQ · When We Bleed

Meet The Artist: Sam Sky

For the 3rd episode of 'Meet The Artist', I spoke with Sam Sky all about his music, how his career started and much more! Watch the full interview below:

Laurre - Don't Ask

Laurre is the project of queer multi-intrumentalist Lauren Wachenfeld, based in Cincinnati, OH. Laurre's sound ties together vibrant guitar hooks, poetic lyrics, and dynamic rhythms to create a space to dance and celebrate, or cry and ruminate.  Upcoming EP, Paper Blue, was produced by Mike of Mike Mains & The Branches. These songs are immersed in themes of heartbreak, mental health, identity, and coming of age in a way that is honest and authentic. When speaking about their music, Lauree said "I write music about the things that break my heart and that put it back together. My art resides in the liminal space between happy and sad, and maybe you do too" 'Don't Ask' was written after getting out of an emotionally abusive relationship - it is a lesbian anti-love anthem. Invoking poignant personal details juxtaposed with relatable sentiments, the upbeat tempo drives it all home. The instrumentation is colourful, blending a vibrant mixture of bright electric

Sarah Krimson - With You

Sarah Krimson is a singer-songwriter that moved to London in 2015 to pursue her music career. Sarah started singing at the age of six and took part in various competitions during her early years. At the age of sixteen, she learned to play the guitar by herself. She decided to mix her greater passion, writing and music, and venture into the world of songwriting. In 2015, Sarah moved to London to pursue her music career. She has then worked with several producers and performed in various contests and open mics across London. Sarah has signed with Thira Records in 2019 and is currently working on building up her career, by telling her story through her music. 'With You' talks about how detrimental mental health can be and how easily it can be overlooked. It doesn't come as a surprise that one of the inspirations behind the lyrics is Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Wolf. The main character is an old lady who never overcame her "sad days" and remained stuck in her past, "

Mouta - Better Late Than Never

Artist Bio: Hello! My name is Vitor I'm from Portugal. I´m a producer, songwriter and beatmaker. I love to stay in front of my computer, work in my DAW and make songs and beats! My influences and inspiration come from artists like David Guetta, KSHMR, Kygo and Depeche Mode. I started more seriously in December 2019. My goal is to make good music and then be recognized for my work. 'Better Late Than Never' is another track with Hip-Hop influences, but with some variations and a captivating drop.

Meet The Artist: Drod

For the second episode of 'Meet The Artist', I spoke to hip-hop artist, Drod, all about music and his future plans. Watch the full interview below:

Vanarin - Care

  Vanarin is an Anglo-Italian Alt-Pop band formed in 2016 in Italy. Their style of music is best described as a combination of Brit-Pop, RnB and Neo-soul. The band has currently two EPs and the full-length album ""Overnight"" under their belt, playing more than 150 gigs all around Italy and participating in important Italian festivals like "Mi Ami”, “Radio Onda D’urto” and "Siren Festival”.  On February 26th, Vanarin released the first single “Care” from their new album “Treading Water” out for Dischi Sotterranei.  ‘Care’ is the first single out of the new album 'Treading Water'. It is a song that embodies pain and awareness, describing time as a missile that strikes and leaves you surrounded by the anguish of distant memories and past shadows while holding on to a glimpse of hope, “I don’t want to seem like I don’t care” is a cry against a crippling indifference that crawls out from the mind and through the skin. The song uses synths with a varied

Jared Lee - Back To That (Stripped)

Having amassed well over 60 million streams online, Boston born singer, songwriter and platinum producer Jared Lee is poised to add significantly to those figures this year. Recently, Jared has been writing and producing for a diverse group of globally renowned artists such as Jason Derulo, Jordin Sparks, Michael Bolton, TIESTO, New Hope Club, New Kids On The Block and has been enlisted by some of the world’s top DJ’s including, Markus Schultz, Fedde Le Grand, Laidback Luke, and CLMD to write or feature as a lead vocalist on their original music.   With his signature soulful vocals and unmistakable falsetto, Jared has quickly landed a bevvy of song placements across the Television landscape, including NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, SHOWTIME, FOX, MTV and NETFLIX.  His most recent collaborations include, “Those Were The Days” with Midnight Kids on RCA records (Top 10 song on US Dance charts) and "Ain't Deep Enough" with Autograf on Armada Music and Jared was also enlisted to write,

Clare Luna - 22 Moons

Artist Bio: I am a Pop Singer/Songwriter in Nashville, TN! This single is from my upcoming album which will be out next month. About the song: This song is really about the layered emotions you can feel after a breakup. Not only are you feeling heartbroken, but if it seems like too much time has passed for you to still be hurting, you then feel this terrible shame for your feelings. It causes this additional layer of suffering for you. You battle these thoughts of “What is wrong with me? Why is this still affecting me so much?” I often like to express feelings like this with really upbeat songs. I think it helps characterize the complicated and confusing nature of these experiences and, in this song, in particular, the desperate desire to be okay and happy again.

ELUNIA - Borderlines

When reality became too much, ELUNIA created an alternative existence. A singer-songwriter-producer executing all of her own visuals, the New Hampshire-based recording artist captures the endless meaning of human interaction as an immersive experience. Each track delves beneath the surface, with striking electronic textures, soaring melodies, and observant, probing lyrics. Although trained in music from an early age, it was the discovery of transforming feelings into creative entities that inspired the emerging songsmith to chart a different path. The multi-instrumentalist began writing and producing incessantly, hiding away in school practice rooms as a coping mechanism for the isolation she faced in the world around her. Fragments of thought, often noted in the midst of heart-wrenching moments, evolved into ethereal, liquid atmospheres. The result is a flood of wild self-expression channelled through thoughtfully-moulded soundscapes. In 2018, a chance conversation with multi-million

Cindy Chiche - Lose Control

Cindy Chiche started writing music when she was 12, because she always felt divided between her French and Danish roots culturally and linguistically, and in music, she found a space to express herself. Music quickly became her refuge and more or less her therapy, and still is to this day. "Lose Control" is the first single from the Danish/French upcoming pop artist, Cindy Chiche. Music has always been this young artist escape because in music there are no rules or misunderstandings - just feelings, and stories. The song is about not being able to let go and let people in, but really want to. You will listen to it, relate to it, and sing along after only one play. “Lose Control” is the first of many releases from this young talent this year. Cindy Chiche · Lose Control

Kolten x KingLuci - Reality

Artist bio: Young independent musician who discusses mental health and loves the vibe. Song bio: Self produced melodic trap banger. TomorrowsVeryClose · Kolten x KingLuci - Reality (prod. BlakeBWMN & Kolten)

Meet The Artist: Darla Jade

For the first episode of 'Meet The Artist', I spoke with Darla Jade who is a singer-songwriter from Stoke on Trent, England.  We discussed singles such as ' Frenemy ' and 'Monster in Me' as well as writing for Gorgon City, how COVID-19 has affected the music industry and much more! Watch the full interview: