The First Pop Star to Break Through from South Africa?

Pop, Synth-Pop

Olisha Naicker has released her debut single, “Strangers”, opening up a whole new audience to a singer and dancer who already has a huge social media following online due to her popularity in Asia (due to her Indian heritage) and her home country of South Africa. Few South African pop stars have attempted to venture out from the comfort of their home surroundings, with the only notable musicians to have broken through previously based in a more standard roots/world music base.

“Strangers” is a straight-ahead pop/dance/soul ditty which doesn’t preach about world issues or lay on thick her background. Music without an agenda is a welcome relief!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/olishanaicker/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olishanaicker

Twitter: www.twitter.com/olishanaicker

Instagram: olishanaicker

Website: www.olishanaicker.com

 

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It’s All Greek to Us! Lessons in Soul from Adonis

Disco/Techno, Pop, Soul

Living up to his name, shared with the Greek God, Adonis is really something spectacular. Not settling for just musician; the writer, producer, arranger, and singer has perfected his skills over a number of years, working with some of the most legendary names in music. Leagues ahead of many of his soul and pop contemporaries in terms of song-writing and performance, he is now striking out alone with his infectious sound.

His first single “My Different Lover” from the eagerly awaited album, “The Genies’ Out the Bottle” builds up the tension, making it harder and harder to wait for the release. Showcasing his spiritual philosophy as well as his musical skills. Moving away from the mainstream sex, scandals and break-ups, “My Different Lover” focuses on the deeply spiritual connection between two people. Taking influence from classic motown and soul and r&b from both 70s and 80s, the upbeat track is heightened even further by Adonis’ bass playing and multi-layered keyboards and vocals, giving a contemporary feel whilst still openly celebrating his influences.

Listen to “My Different Lover” here: https://www.reverbnation.com/adonis83

Pallab Sarker: ‘Not Gonna Fall In Love With You’

Acoustic, Indie, Pop

London based acoustic singer-songwriter, Pallab Sarker, is back with the new single ‘Not Gonna Fall In Love With You’, the follow up to his former US college radio hit, ‘Morning in Brixton’.

With a laid back, indie-acoustic style and honest, endearing lyricism- Pallab’s new track is worth wrapping your ears around!

Find out more here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pallabsarkermusic/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

https://twitter.com/Pallabsmusic

https://soundcloud.com/user-135003185

https://play.spotify.com/album/3bZN8CTCZWu6U6fabqnHpR?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdvQM0GOGAT-GYjJvVwVXQQ

https://pallabsarker.com/about

‘With You’ by J.J Leone

Pop, Soul, Uncategorized

Check out the latest single from Norwich based singer-songwriter, J.J Leone! Fusing acoustic guitar with R&B influences and J.J’s signature soulful vocals, ‘With You’ is a infectious number you won’t be able to listen to just once.

Find out more on J.J Leone here:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/j-j-leone

www.facebook.com/iamjjleone

www.twitter.com/iamjjleone

www.instagram.com/iamjjleone

www.youtube.com/c/jjleone

www.jjleone.com

Les Kirsh: ‘Tell Me To My Face’

Pop, Rock, Soul

If you’ve always been a bit of a soul fan, but are disappointed that the genre has seemingly died, then don’t despair as 70s soul-man Les Kirsh has resurrected his singing career with 3 re-mastered singles, which he self-categorises under his own label of ‘modern-soul’.

Consequently, there are a few other elements from other genres mixed in there, from pop, rock and even a little bit of dance, but as always with Les, soul is at the heart of play.

Back in the 70s, Les’ career was stopped in its tracks by a terrible car crash and it is only now that he is returning to his glory days.

Check out more on Les here:

https://soundcloud.com/leskirsh

https://www.facebook.com/LesKirshMusic/

https://twitter.com/LesKirshMusic

‘Down The Aisle’ by Music Theory

Pop, Uncategorized

In recent years, pop music seems to have diverged into so many different sub-categories that the base genre of ‘pop music’ doesn’t really exist anymore. However, up and coming Egyptian artist, Music Theory, is changing all of that with his brand of honest ‘pop’ music.

Music Theory writes about the typical topics you would expect: love, loss – that sort of thing. But in a musical world where most songs these days are about getting drunk or debaucherous activity, in some ways it’s refreshing to hear something as simply written as Music Theory’s ‘Down The Aisle’.

The talented artist admits himself that his music falls into the mainstream category, but this is perhaps the most admirable thing about his music; he isn’t trying to form his own ‘niche’ or anything like that, just write good music.

‘Down The Aisle’ is a touching love song driven by an enchanting melody and infectious vocals that pave the way for a highly memorable chorus.

The visionary artist has even started a blog to tell the story of his rise in the music industry which you can check out here:

http://mtmusictheory.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Find out more on Music Theory here:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/musictheory2016

https://www.facebook.com/musictheory2016/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHe1k5TPYkM8EHLiaDkL_w

http://www.musictheory.zone

‘A Film We All Saw’- Adam Lanceley

Pop, Rock

Taken from his upcoming EP, Back To The Sunshine, ‘A Film We All Saw’ shows Adam at his very best: lilting guitar lines, punchy vocals and an unequivocally summery feel.

Whilst that ‘West Coast’ vibe has always been a part of Adam’s style, it is best represented on the new track with the laid-back tone of the guitar.

Having previously released 5 albums, Adam is a prolific songwriter, always wanting to pen his feelings down through the medium of music. Now, with his latest EP, he is donating all proceeds to the Brain and Spine Foundation – a charity that means an awful lot to Adam as he sustained severe head injuries at a young age in a car crash. Since then, he has gone on to run the London Marathon in aid of the charity.

Find out more on Adam here:

Links:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

https://www.facebook.com/adamlanceleymusic/?fref=ts

https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story