Uno Prism stakes her claim as the next great experimentalist of nu-jazz

Jazz

Uno Prism aka Emma Welsby is a young up and coming vibrant nu jazz artist, who originates from Scotland, but is now based in Manchester, England. The young Scot looks set on following the footsteps of some of the great jazz musicians before her with new single ‘Into Place’. This track contains a stylish mix of nu-jazz-inflected electronica that combines Emma’s vibes and expertise with bone-rattling bass rhythms, sweeping cinematic strings, gossamer-like vocals and electronic thrums.

‘Into Place’ is a chilled and relaxing tune. It’s a song that takes you away from the stress of everyday life, and drifts you into a land of calm thinking. It’s a brilliant tune to listen to if you want to relax or concentrate. For example, if you are doing an essay, just put some earphones on and let this song keep you from any external distractions going on around you.

‘Into Place’ is a very catchy tune, which you will definitely have on repeat. As it says in the song, this really is “the best” song Uno Prism has released to date, and really gives off exciting vibes from what’s to come from this rising star.

If this song is anything to go by, then Uno Prism is the one to watch for the near future. She has the right musical knowledge and training, along with natural talent that propels this young jazz artist into having a bright future ahead within the music industry.

Words: Thomas Larkins | @TomLarko

Make sure you keep up do date with Uno Prism by clicking the links below…

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Website:  https://unoprism.com/

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Steele unveils cathartic new cut ‘Looking For You’

Synth-Pop

For lovers of midnight-drenched atmospherics and languid, mid-tempo soundscapes, Steele will be releasing her debut full length, Paroxysms, on June 13th. On her last release, 2016’s Hiraeth, the Stockholm-born singer-songwriter imbued her music with the feel of a late night alight with broken neon signs on a rain-drenched street. Keyboards breathe in and out on each track in-between palpitations of sparse, spartan drum beats, while the singer projects feelings of loss and longing into the dark corners of each listener.

While, her most recent output, 2018’s ‘Know Her‘ and ‘Temporary Love‘ continue the trend; ‘Know Her‘ is an upbeat track that swings with a swagger that shows a point in evolution and progression for the artist, while ‘Temporary Love‘ regresses into familiar territory of half-awake synths and wispy instrumentation.


The theme of sentimentality established on these previous tracks continues as ‘Looking For You‘ tackles a panoply of emotions. Speaking of the track, Steele told Billboard:

Looking For You’ is an embodiment of that feeling of being happy, devious and a little bit moonstruck at the same time, much like when you’re determined for a mission – or just dancing senselessly at home alone.

 

If all this is anything to go by, then her debut full length, Paroxysms is sure to be a success with fans of dark, gothic dream pop and moody make-out music. So light those candles, turn on your salt lamp and ready your decanter, because Paroxysms will be sure to set the mood for you on June 13th.

Paroxysm tracklist
1. Machine
2. Animal
3. Know Her
4. Opium
5. Temporary Love
6. Waiting
7. Knots
8. Deep Water
9. 8AM
10. Follow
11. Looking for You
12. Fade

Words: Ethan Schrupp | @ethanschrupp

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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/i_am_steele

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Medical marvel Adam Lanceley unveils plans for seventh album ‘Epitaph to Innocence’

Indie

If a songwriter is only as effective as the stories they tell, Adam Lanceley will have etched his songs into your mind in no time.

His latest album ‘Epitaph to Innocence‘ is his seventh to date, despite suffering life-changing injuries from a car crash many years ago. The singer-songwriter was only ten years old when he was involved in the accident. Sustaining a severe brain injury, a crushed pelvis and shattered legs, doctors advised him he was unlikely to walk or talk again. Against all odds, Adam not only proved them wrong but has taken his remarkable recovery to the extreme, running marathons and now carving out a career as a singer-songwriter.

Though Adam is very secretive about the meaning behind his lyrics, Epitaph to Innocenceretains his ever-present optimism. The songwriter tends to pen his tracks in the hope that the messages hidden within will inspire other people who are going through difficulties of all kinds. In common with his previous releases, the album is heavily influenced by the 1960’s Californian sound, with Beach Boys-esque melodies and a defiantly upbeat vibe.

Although Adam has conquered many of the physical consequences of the accident, he has said that mentally he sometimes feels like a little boy, struggling with mental issues such as very low confidence and depression. His musical career has given him an outlet to express himself, which once again reinforces the restorative powers of music on both the artist and the audience. Epitaph to Innocence is far from an ending, it’s yet another example of Adam’s ability to continually confound expectations and to push himself to new heights of creativity.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/adam-lanceley/id569012210

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamlanceley

Quadri Continues His Line of Fire with New Track ‘White Denim’

Rap, Uncategorized

If ‘Fire‘ announced Quadri’s arrival into the rap world, ‘White Denim‘ sees him accelerating past the competition. Opting for a Giggs-esque flow, the rapper’s prowling delivery and low electronics lend an ominous feeling to the track. While his debut track dealt in big, bold claims, ‘White Denim’ sees the South London MC relax into his flow, oozing in an unspoken confidence.

Listen to the track on Urban Radar’s Spotify playlist below.

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Website: www.qhmusic.co.uk

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Cosmic Trap Guru, Adam 888, Taps into the Heart of Everything

Alternative, Dance, Electronica

We’ll leave it to Adam 888, Warner’s latest signing, to explain the genesis of his latest single, Chakra 123:

“In our body we have something called nadis, which are energetic pathways that distribute energy throughout the body. We have about 72,000 nadis in our body and they have 114 important junction points – these  junction points are called chakras. Of these chakras, we have 7 major ones that run our being on a physical and non-physical plane.

My intention with this song is to create an expression that symbolises the energy that moves through our first three chakras: the energy of self preservation; our survival instinct. I want to learn more about our body’s internal energy system so we can start to receive & generate pure energy made from truth and love. The song is a reflection of our first 3 chakras”

Blimey! Well, as you might imagine, this is trippy as you like trap (trip-trap?), all beautifully polished and oozing with oddness. Naturally, the accompanying video is equally mad, venturing into dark forests and ending in fiery freakouts. Don’t eat the mushrooms, kids.

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/adam_888

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

Jonny Dee Throws the Rule Book in the Bin

Alternative, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul

Jonny Dee brings his unique brand of psychedelic hip-hop and otherworldly rap to the masses with his first full-length release, “The Human Experience”. Like De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest before him, there is scant regard for what is expected of a musician who by rights is a rapper: this is rap music from another dimension – recognisable as rap but filled with elements of funk, jazz, psychedelia, soul, video game music…the list goes on with every listen.

Based in San Diego, Jonny is completely unafraid to challenge preconceptions of both him and his music. With a look which is far nearer to the Summer of Love than gang battlefields, and a groove and instrumentation on his tracks which could fit in any number of sections in record store racks, depending on which track you skip to, Jonny is the sum of his influences and so much more. With musical innovation running in the family (his great-aunt, Marilyn McCoo, was a member of psych-soul behemoths, 5th Dimension), Jonny is as happy featuring supersonic loops and elephantine bass (such as on opener, “Rhythm of my Life”), as he is freak-out 60’s electric guitar (“In the Sound”) or the full-on 70’s funk-soul of “The Man Who Fell From the Sky”.

Jonny himself explains the concept of the album:

The whole idea of “The Human Experience” is essentially understanding and loving yourself more and more, to the point that when you look back out at the rest of the world, a lot of the struggles that people have just don’t make sense”. It’s all about a person getting more in touch with themselves, finding happiness that way, and wanting to help others to do the same. The music is a guideline I guess to find some freedom and peace from the “everyday struggles”. The “human experience” is the act of going out and trying to understand humans, why they do the things they do, treat each other the way they do, and trying to help them”.

Multi-instrumentalist Jonny Dee is the catalyst the music world has needed to bring together all genres and backgrounds into the same playing-field and giving music fans a whole universe of sound to listen to in one place.

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/iamjonnydee/

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Website: http://artistecard.com/iamjonnydee

Hunter Is Here with Poignant Message… Don’t Be Afraid To Be Yourself

Acoustic, Alternative, Blues, Dance

 

 

A Bold and Bright move on Hunters part shows the world what fusing blues with dance music can do, proving that the styles can marry together perfectly.

 

The song ‘So Gay’ is quite a powerful declaration, and without question fills your heart with a sense of respect for Hunter and the creators behind the musical masterpiece. A track that packs energy, charisma and elegance at the same time is more than welcome over here at rocky road music!

 

Making the rounds as a solo artist, Hunter is planning on taking his music worldwide, starting with ‘So Gay’, and as we wait in the wings, theorizing his next move, we can only hope that whatever is next for the talented musician is as real and fresh as ‘So Gay’. 

 

So be sure to keep up to date with all the best from Hunter:

 

Website: http://www.hunterthevoice.com/

 

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