4Qua Of OrioN, ‘4QuaZulu’

Words By Joey Rochert.

4Qua Of OrioN’s latest single, ‘4QuaZulu’, showcases the artist’s remarkable growth and talent, solidifying their position in the music industry. With this track, he has successfully blended the infectious rhythms of afro-pop with the contemporary elements of western pop, resulting in a captivating and unique musical experience.

From the moment the song begins, ‘4QuaZulu’ immediately grabs the attention with its pulsating groove. The rhythm is undeniably contagious, making it impossible not to move along with the music. Also, the track boasts a refreshing sound that effortlessly bridges cultural boundaries and appeals to a wide range of listeners.

For us though, what sets this single apart is the sense of journey it takes you on. 4Qua Of OrioN masterfully crafts a sonic landscape that transports you to another world. The catchy melodies and vibrant instrumentation create an immersive experience that keeps you hooked from start to finish.

You can listen below.

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Thomas Cole, ‘Up In Smoke’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Prepare for the exciting arrival with Thomas Cole’s highly anticipated new release, ‘Up In Smoke’, out on May 19th. This multi-talented artist, known for his acting, modeling, and singing prowess, is about to make yet another grand entrance, igniting the scene with even more intensity. The release also comes with an official video, featuring the charismatic model and former heavyweight boxing champion Rudy Bundini, scheduled to premiere at 9 am ET on the 19th!

‘Up In Smoke’ is sure to captivate and it brings an allure of temptation that will lead you astray, before pulling you back in again! Also, with its pulsating bassline, infectious beats, and soaring vocals, this track instantly grabs the spotlight and refuses to let go.

Pre-order here.

Photo Credit: Thomas Cole.

Zombiero Martin, The Interview Series.

Words By Joey Rochert.

Hello, Let’s talk about your new single, ‘Rotten Circus’, what is the meaning? 

Rotten circus symbolizes a broken pattern. I think it’s important to break patterns, in order to change. This song talks about that change, that broken pattern.  And yet,  the vision of the new pattern is still unclear, still uncertain.

Which artists in the current industry inspire you the most?

We really appreciate how prolific the Oh Sees are. We have been trying to write a lot and release a big catalog of material…so that is inspiring. So I guess that is a teaser to the amount of material we have coming down the line 🙂

Zombiero Martin
Photo Credit: Zombiero Martin.

What is the best thing about being a musician in 2023?

The tools that are available to make high quality music on a smaller budget.  How the technology allows us to do so much. Way more than was possible in even the early 2000s. Also the fact that anyone can listen to your stuff at the click of a button is nice.  Labels are not so important in pushing music on your behalf…and the good stuff can sort of rise/float to the top organically.

Is there a certain place you often go to write? E.g a certain room, or environment?

Late at night with in my tiny apartment with my huge amp on the absolute lowest setting so that I don’t wake the annoyed neighbors. Something about the restriction of not being able to let it rip all the time causes me to write better riffs. Then I am not totally relying on the sound of my 2000 Euro amp to make my riffs sound good.  At this low volume the musical content of the riffs has got to be good otherwise the stuff sounds boring.  It’s  a perfect filter.

What is your first memory of music? 

My parents had a favorite vinyl with a folk singer who sang about “boney fingers”.   “something about working your fingers to the bone”.  I remember  putting that vinyl in my mouth a few times to chew the corner.

Photo Credit: Zombiero Martin.

Kenton Place, ‘Done With You’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Kenton Place’s latest release, the new version of their hit song ‘Done With You’, showcases their raw and powerful talent for hard-hitting rock music. With soaring guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and powerful vocals, this track is sure to please fans who have been eagerly anticipating the band’s latest offering. The new rendition takes the original song to a new level, adding even more intensity and energy to an already explosive track.

Fans of Kenton Place will not be disappointed with the band’s latest release, which is available to stream on their ‘Terminal (Deluxe Edition)’ album. The song’s passionate and energetic delivery is sure to get fans headbanging and singing along, and the band’s signature sound is on full display in this new version.

You can listen below.

Photo Credit: Kenton Place.

Zombiero Martin, ‘Rotten Circus’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Prague-based alt-rock outfit, Zombiero Martin, are making waves with their latest offering, ‘Rotten Circus’, which is nothing short of a musical tour-de-force. The trio, comprised of Nicholas, Stefano, and Lorenzo, draw inspiration from iconic artists such as Velvet Underground and Bowie, while infusing elements of post-punk and grunge into their unique sound.

The track itself is a gripping experience, featuring massive guitar riffs, thunderous basslines, and blistering drumming that’ll leave you reeling. Also, the raw and impassioned vocals deliver a message that’s both introspective and anthemic, driving home the band’s creative vision.

You can listen below.

Photo Credit: Zombiero Martin.

Kingdumb, ‘Sun Blinging’

Words By Joey Rochert.

If you’re looking for a track that perfectly blends the old with the new, look no further than Kingdumb’s latest release, ‘Sun Blinging’ which is out now! With a funky guitar melody that would make Nile Rodgers get giddy, Kingdumb effortlessly blends elements of classic funk with his signature electronic sound.

And that’s not all – Kingdumb also shows off his impressive skills as a modern music producer and songwriter, incorporating various bass tones and rhythm sections that keep the energy high from start to finish. It is a testament to his approach to music and we have to take our hat off to him here!

But what sets this track apart is its ability to make us move and want to party. From the moment the guitar kicks in, we find yourself tapping our feet, unable to resist the infectious groove. And as the song progresses, the energy builds, culminating in a climax that has us hooked!

You can take a listen below.

Photo Credit: Kingdumb.

Jejune, ‘Boogie Juice’

Words By Joey Rochert.

‘Boogie Juice’ by Jejune, well, where do we start? What a treat it is to hear this one! Since the band’s PR sent this over, we knew we had to get stuck in! The track from the Leeds Boys is an exciting combination of indie, rock and pop that showcases the band’s ability to create a unique sound that’s groovy, catchy and boogie juicy.

Also, when delving deeper into the track, some undertones of funk are coming up from the woodwork, too, adding an extra layer of feel-good to the encounter! Also, what makes the track quite the ear-worm is that the vocals are easy to sing along to; they are soul indenting and stay with us long after it concludes!

Get down to ‘Boogie Juice’ below.

Photo Credit: Jejune.

Julia Thomsen, ‘Eternal Love’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Julia Thomsen’s new composition ‘Eternal Love’ which is out on Friday April 28th is a beautiful gem that is a must-listen for anyone looking for a serene and contemplative musical experience.

Thomsen’s use of live strings and piano tones in the composition is stunning, creating a dreamy and ethereal atmosphere that feels both timeless and deeply rooted in the natural world. The combination of the two instruments, makes for a rich and layered soundscape that is both soothing and awe-inspiring.

Also, what stands out on ‘Eternal Love’ is the way Thomsen masterfully blends different musical styles and genres to create a unique and enchanting composition. The classical elements of the live strings and piano are seamlessly woven together with an ambient aura, resulting in a sound that is both traditional and contemporary.

It is out on April 29th, you can presave here.

Photo Credit: Julia Thomsen.

Ervin Munir, ‘Fall Apart’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Ervin Munir is to release a new single on the 28th of April. The new single, titled, ‘Fall Apart’, is a reworked version of a song that was first written in 2014. The new arrival has undergone a number of adjustments and upgrades, such as the inclusion of new instruments and a production quality that is up to par with the requirements of the music industry in 2023.

‘Fall Apart’ is a fusion of folk and rock that digs into the challenges of going through important life transitions. The track emphasises the significance of standing up for one’s principles, and it is a musical adventure that revolves around an arrangement that has a guitar being plucked. In the midst of the heart-warming harmonica lines and stirring harmonies, Aeron Z. Jones also emerges with lap-steel guitar hooks.

You can pre-save here.

Photo Credit: Ervin Munir.

Gary Mictian, The Interview Series.

Words By Joey Rochert.

Hello, Gary, Let’s talk about your new single, ‘I Die Every Night’, what is the meaning? 

I wrote it at a time I was discovering a lot about myself and why I couldn’t seem to sustain a healthy relationship. I realised there was a pattern in which I would compromise a lot of myself just to simply be with someone. That’s what the song talks about, almost a conversation with myself saying I wont settle for anything less that a genuine connection with someone. 

Which artists in the current industry inspire you the most?

Charli XCX is one of my favourite artists right now, I think she’s a brilliant songwriter and a real innovator in the industry. The Weeknd is my next biggest influence his music is so sophisticated something I’m always aiming for in my own music. I also recently discovered shygirl, her music is insane! 

Gary Mictian
Photo Credit: Gary Mictian

What is the best thing about being a musician in 2023?

You dont have to spend an insane amount of money to go to a fancy studio to make music, you can literally do it yourself on a laptop in your bedroom and have it on Spotify within days. Making music is easier and more accessible than ever and I think that’s great

Is there a certain place you often go to write? E.g a certain room, or environment?

I always make music in my home studio (which is really just my bedroom), I have everything I need. I find I’m most creative during the day though I don’t like to make music at night. 

What is your first memory of music? 

I remember my brothers friend left a CD of Britney Spears’ Hit Me Baby One More Time at our house and I would listen to it on my CD player non stop. I remember waiting in front of the tv to catch the music video so I could record it on VHS and I watched that all the time. I would of been about 4 or 5, I was obsessed with it.

Photo Credit: Ricki Erik.