UK alternative-shoegazers Whitelands pride themselves as new comers to the DIY scene. Created by lead singer and guitarist Etienne Quartey-Papafio in 2017, he was then later joined by drummer Jagun Meseorisa and bassist Edward Coma. With a fresh take on rock’n’roll and an array of eclectic influences, Whitelands are blessed with the ability to write heartfelt songs combined with the gritty and chunky distortion-heavy rhythms of a true post-punk or shoegaze trio.
Whitelands have now joined the MoonSwing Netlabel family, offering their charming, yet crashing self-titled sophomore release, 'Whitelands' for free download!
Blue Navy is the ambient/slowcore alias of artist Jake Dryzal; he writes haunting, introspective lyrics that are sung alongside heavily reverberated guitars, warm synthesizers, and occasional drums, piano, and strings.
'The Silent Diaries EP' is a collection of ethereal, lush ambient tracks Dryzal recorded during his freshman year of college. The creation of this EP was inspired the musician's unrequited love and homesickness. Musically, Dryzal was heavily influenced by the works of Angelo Badalamenti, Stars of the Lid, and Soul Whirling Somewhere (Michael Plaster).
Los Doggies was formed in the early aughts by the Stormo brothers, Evan and Jesse, while writing songs for their answering machine. With the addition of 6-string bassist Matt Ross, they currently make music as an indie-rock trio in the mountain valley town of New Paltz, NY.
“Just Right” features elite lyricism and flow from Ruste Juxx and MCRE combined with head-nodding production and precise cuts from Finland’s DJ Rullbiza.This track will get the attention of any Hip-Hop head and is sure to stay in rotation.
DJ Rullbiza is a Scratch DJ/Producer from Finland. He has worked with many Finish Hip-Hop artists from the late 90s and has worked with artists worldwide providing scratch hooks. He performed as a warmup artist for a show with RA the Rugged Man, Mr. Green, and Afro in Finland. He is also a member of the DJ crew “Cross Fader Patrol.”
Ruste Juxx is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was a protege of Sean Price, and a frequent guest rapper on Duck Down Records recordings. His first appearance was on the song "Magnum Force" off Heltah Skeltah's Magnum Force. Juxx has been a highly respected artist in the industry for over two decades.
MCRE is an American rapper from Connecticut. He has collaborated with the likes of Pharoahe Monch and El Gant and has become a well-respected lyricist in underground Hip-Hop, earning high praises from Chino XL, Sadat X and others.
Cheb Abdessalam Ichraqi is a multi-instrumentalist and Rai artist living in rural Wisconsin. His work has been featured with and he has collaborated with Cheb Samdoun and the Iridescent Ensemble, German Shepherd, Tuluum Shimmering, The Dallas S, and others. His current interests include the buzuq, lavta, cumbus, mandola, sitar and other Middle Eastern and Far Eastern instruments.
The forthcoming EP entitled "for the seafarers" is a brief meditation on impermanence, based on an old Sufí theme and an excerpt from the teachings of Huang Po, using only the medium of 12-string acoustic guitar, lap steel and vocals. Recorded in rural Wisconsin.
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A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.