Julian Lennon Picks

julian new1"If I was gonna write again I had to live again I had to look deep inside myself and start again." So says Julian Lennon of his decision to return to the music industry after an absence of seven years.  Music - Photography - Documentary

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kizzycrawfordA Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 23 year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just a few years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soaring voice that boasts both range and charisma.

Her ambition as a black Welsh artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she's already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign.

Kizzy won the 'Brwydr Y Bandiau' at the National Eisteddfod 2013. She also won a Welsh Singer-Songwriter competition receiving money to record her first EP 'Temporary Zone'  with Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran 'Thinking Out Loud' co-writer).

lp never gonna stopElectronica duo from Los Angeles. Their songs have been featured on “Young & The Restless”, “Scorpion”, and “90210”.
Members: Shannon Hurley- vocals, keys.
Ben Eisen-bass, guitar.
Influences: David Bowie, Disco, New Wave, 90s Trip-hop.
Lovers & Poets (LP) 2010
Lovers & Poets II (LP) 2016

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linneaOslo-based duo Of Norway, comprised of Vegard Wolf Dyvik and Christian Steenstrup, have made a name for themselves through countless DJ and live gigs and a healthy discography on Connaisseur Recordings, Cuore Records, Rockets & Ponies, Troll Records and Darkroom Dubs. Linnea Dale is a rising Norwegian singer, known as a popular contestant on Idol Norway before contributing on the international success of Donkeyboy's debut album, and releasing a pair of solo albums on Warner Music Norway. Recently she released her third album on Aftertouch Records.

Linnea Dale and Of Norway have a long history of collaboration. She contributed vocals on tracks on both if the Of Norway albums, and on various compilation tracks. In addition to this, Of Norway have remixed tracks from Linnea Dale's albums. The "Pets" album is a compilation of sorts, a pet-project from Linnea Dale and Of Norway, collecting all of their joint efforts on one album. Nine tracks with Linneas Dale's dark and sensual voice paired with Of Norway's electro backbeat. Two tracks are taken from Of Norway albums, three tracks are rare Of Norway compilation contributions, two tracks are Of Norway remixes of Linnea Dale tracks, and two tracks are new and exclusive collaboration tracks.

dee crell embracementEmbracement is the new single release on Holm Records by Dee C’rell that features also the mesmerising poetry of American artist, Karen Gibson Roc. Captivating a cross section of sound collages and rhythms which comprises varied genre related music making practices, Embracement can be described as a fusion of contemporary electronic music that hint at the diverse music of Dee C’rell’s musical output.

Supported worldwide, Embracement is the follow up to the already successful release on Holm Records entitled, Of Other, and again establishes Dee C’rell as one of the most miscellaneous artists of his generation within contemporary electronic music making.

manatee commune2019 is an inspired year for Portland-based producer, Manatee Commune. At the heels of his well-received single, “I Can Dream” featuring Effee, the electronic visionary is set to unveil his third studio album, PDA Friday, May 3 in conjunction with a spring tour as direct support for synth pop ensemble Geographer.

A classically trained musician influenced by the likes of Sylvan Esso, Big Wild, Flume, and many more, Manatee Commune is a captivating producer and vibrant performer. Having toured with household names like ODESZA, Emancipator, and Blockhead, while commanding stages at Bonnaroo, What The Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, and the upcoming 2019 Lighting In A Bottle Festival, Manatee Commune delivers an experience to dance music aficionados worldwide. His charming production leans toward the emotive side of electronic music while simultaneously stamping his own signature on all of his feats. His cuts are mastered arrangements of field recordings, textures from nature, lush guitar licks, rolling arpeggiated sine waves, and classically influenced viola melodies. Manatee Commune’s latest release “I Can Dream” was the final single and latest insight to his third studio album PDA. The album is a glowing labyrinth of romantically-charged resonance,breathing a new life into contemporary dance music. His unique take on electro-pop inspired Magnetic Magazine to pin him as “one of the most exciting up and coming producers in the game.” Continuously improving on his already impressive discography that boasts over 20 million streams on Spotify, this 12-track effort is set to fossilize his legacy as a pioneering musician. In addition to the May 3 unveiling of PDA, Manatee Commune will continue his 2019 efforts touring as support for Geographer only two weeks after the album drops.

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