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/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hunter-Hunter-126407388048990/

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HunterTheVoice

 

Instagram: hunter.the.voice

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3eJ-jIzxaZ2ahFwDiva9dA?view_as=subscriber

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EZ Does It – Eztain Builds on Australia’s Future Bass Reputation

Dance, Disco/Techno, Electronica, house

Australia’s musical output has been a little wayward over the years – for every Nick Cave, there were ten Angry Andersons; bands who promised much (think along the lines of The Triffids and The Go-Betweens), found it difficult to break out of being critically acclaimed into commercially successful. However, when it comes to dance music, there has been far more influence and interaction with the world at large.

Electro house and progressive house artists have flourished in Australia and are largely seen as trailblazers in the scene. The likes of Cut Copy; The Avalanches; Pendulum and Flume have opened up what dance has traditionally been received as into something approaching a new strand of rock n roll which any kid can listen to and legitimately have a go themselves. Such is the case with Eztain (aka Jake Colson), who has emerged from the outer reaches of Perth to become the next Flume.

Taking house into the future bass arena, his EP shows the wide range of emotion and power that dance has come to embrace, being music to think to as much as music to dance to. The soundscapes are easy to lose yourself in which each track bleeding their essence into each other yet still existing as standing out in their own right. Hugely promising, it’s only a matter of time before the wider world  picks up on Eztain, further blurring how dance music is perceived and how it can evolve even further in the future.

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

 

Nej!Las Releases Dark Wave Electro EP

Dance, Disco/Techno, Electronica, house

If you think techno and electro has nowhere else to go, you’re very much mistaken. The latest release from Nej!Las, a two-track EP featuring Washout and Fini, threatens to be a major crossover release. Featuring elephantine throbbing beats, this is an almost shockingly dark, seething crawl through a modern metropolis to the very heart of some gigantic robotic mastermind.

https://soundcloud.com/nejlasproducing/washout

As well as soaking up the more obvious influences you might expect a producer and artist who has spent time in Detroit and Chicago to have in their arsenal, there are other more unusual angles: the organised, futuristic worlds of Flying Lotus; the ever-shifting soundscapes of Boards of Canada, as well as the noir-esque soundtrack work of Thomas Bangalter, John Carpenter and tomandandy.

Nej!Las is no ordinary artist, having founded a charity which has already delivered $2.5 million aid across the crisis-stricken areas of the Middle East, as well as creating her music in eight different cities across two countries. Like her ever-present black hoodie (which also serves as her logo) what may at first glance seem familiar hides a genuinely thrilling hit of cutting-edge dark-wave electro brilliance.

https://soundcloud.com/nejlasproducing

https://www.facebook.com/NejlasProducing/

https://twitter.com/nejlasProducing

https://www.instagram.com/nejlasproducing/

http://nejlas.com

http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/nejlas

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Vispa steps back in time for retro synth-esque ‘Cosmic Force’

Dance, Disco/Techno, Electronica, Synth-Pop

It’s not often that you get to hear music coming from Iran, but it’s a refreshing change to see what’s happening musically in other parts of the world as electronic artist, Vispa, drops his retro-infused dance track, ‘Cosmic Force’.

You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that ‘Cosmic Force’ is straight out of an 80s video game with its pulsating drum beat, resonating synths and sense of tension building. But this is perhaps the best part of Vispa’s music; his ability to draw on style of old and bring them into the modern day.

Not only this, but there’s certainly a dance factor to his music, made all the better with the expertly timed drops and changes in instrumentation throughout the track.

However, much like ‘Cosmic Force’ is a true space-explorer of a track, Vispa is an explorer of music himself, constantly experimenting with genre and sound to gain more ideas for his new material.

Categorising his sound under the sub-genres of ‘synth-pop’, ‘space music’ and ‘electro-orchestral’, Vispa finds inspiration from all over the musical world, taking influence from other notable artists such as classical legend Hans Zimmer, Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode and synth icons, The Pet Shop Boys.

 

Links

https://www.facebook.com/Vispamusic/

https://twitter.com/Vispamusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWmghhgeg1p6gBxIgyF3hFg

https://www.instagram.com/vispamusic/ 

The legendary funk soul group, Imagination, are back! And drummer Errol Kennedy, proves they have just as powerful groove as ever.

Dance, Funk, Pop

You will be guaranteed a flashback with enough music and lights to keep you going in the heat of the night that you’ll most likely find yourself burning up and wondering was that just an illusion?

2016 is an important year in music history – 35 years since IMAGINATION’s distinctive groovy bass-line sounds first hit the airwaves and gold lame hit the dance floors around the globe…. in fact it was 1981 when they released their chart-breaking platinum debut single (and also platinum debut album!) BODY TALK, which ultimately led the band to become the funk-soul-pop legends the name IMAGINATION is now known for over three decades later.

Errol also has a passion for the inspirational stories of WW2 and has so far written 5 books on some of the greatest stories in aviation history, such as the legends of WWII that were the British Spitfire and US Mustang, the work of the plastic surgeon Archie McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club, and the restoration of the world’s only air-worthy Blenheim Bomber. The series is available in paperback and hardback as well as an audio book with brilliant narration by the BAFTA nominated Robert Powell.

He has released brand new and upbeat pop single entitled “You Can Be (All You Want To Be)”. The song is super uplifting and encourages people to follow their desires to become what they want to be.

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/imaginationband/you-can-be-all-you-want-to-be-radio-edit

Released on 29/04/2016 (all major online stores and here).

Earlier this year, to let the legacy of IMAGINATION live on, Errol Kennedy also released a very special “GREATEST HITS LIVE” album which he recorded when touring the UK with his own band during their UK tour in 2010-11.

The album features not just all of Imagination’s hits like SO GOOD SO RIGHT, CHANGES, MUSIC AND LIGHTS, IN AND OUT OF LOVE, BURNING UP (to name but a few) and of course IMAGINATION’s signature hit JUST AN ILLUSION but it also includes bonus tracks such as special instrumental versions and a fantastic live version of the new single YOU CAN BE (All You Want To Be).

 

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