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ROCK DANCE GROOVES: Get dancing in Carnival party rock style with the uplifting Festival sounds of ‘Dar.ra’ as he returns with hot release ‘Rise Like The Sun’

While we as a world speed forward on an uncharted flight to an unknowable destination, predictions and hearsay is all you hear in the backseats on this excursion into a strange new Paradigm.

One prediction that has come to play out is Dar.Ra whose album New Kinda Normal released in 2019 told of tales of future society changes, while the front cover art showed a couple walking down and empty high street in a bubble.

Did he know something we didn’t at the time and was anyone paying attention to the fine lines of that release. Since we have seen massive changes and other artists not releasing any new material, we have seen more out put from Dar.Ra rather than less.

The EP ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ was an honourable attempt to give the Keyworkers and Frontline Heroes of the Pandemic something more than just a round of applause, something that people could sing and show their Love, with proceeds given to Frontline worker charities.

The ‘Whisky n Honey’ EP featured a great Bowie style track with sublime subplot of a Love given up on for a pursuit of fast love and neon highs only to end up empty and alone wishing for a life that will never come back.

The Lights Dark Nights remix was the epitome of genre called ‘Rock Step’, which Dar.Ra claims to have invented. If you’re looking for the blueprint you can find it on this EP and the ‘New Kinda Normal’ Album

The latest release schedule doesn’t let up with a new single ‘Rise Like The Sun’. A Latin rock groove that cuts through the current climate like a hot knife through butter.

Uplifting sunshine grooves with remixes from Colombian to India, the UK with a few European mainland connections thrown in for good measure. The lyric suggests not been held down by the people in high places, the unknown powers who make decisions about out lives that we have no control over.

‘I want to rise like the sun and hold back for no one’ is a lyric sung with power and persuasion by Dar.Ra who takes a further dig at those powers by singing;

‘I wanna live the dream with impunity like the rich do with ease’, ‘I been crying crying out loud I been down in the dirt the dirt and the dust,
Trying to reach up from the gutter to the stars’

Sums up the frustration of the singer to be heard in a world that is obsessed with money and power rather than concern for the real issues that we face as a human race.

Dar.Ra has a way however of making the Music and melodies sound so sweet that you would miss the subliminal storylines that lurk beneath the clean mixes and beautiful musicianship on each track he puts out.

On the ‘Rise Like The Sun’ single there are 6 mixes all named after different places on the globe in an attempt to bring the world together rather than see ourselves separated by colours and creeds. Columbian Sun Cut is the real deal in the Latin house area and Vidula a producer from Sri Lanka puts his distinct flavours on his Indian Sun Remix.

The other remixes come from Dar.Ra and have an Indigenous theme to them as is also reflected in the Cover artwork which pays homage to the Aboriginal national flag.

Rise Like The Sun’ is out on Kusha Deep Music this fall.

Dar.Ra and the Hits so far…..

Dar.Ra is a Music Writer, Producer and Author who earned his stripes with hits for EMI and 21St Century Artists and set up the Kusha Deep Label in the 2000s releasing his first solo Album in 2009, called ‘Soul Hours‘. The UK, USA music press and radio, made Album of the week on Heart FM Spain, supported the album.

One of the tracks ‘Haunted Dancehall’ featured in a Hollywood film staring Hilary Duff and ‘Snakes On Planes’. Dar.Ra played on BBC Radio Cambridge to a million people live when they connected up their regional stations around the Midlands.

Various EPs ‘Now Is Now’, Live For Love, Cease Fire and soundtrack to film documentary ‘City Of Hope’ have also had millions of streams and lead to the recent album ‘New Kinda Normal’.

The Rock N Roll tour de force, that has seen three singles really make some movements happen in America, with well received Music video’s for ‘Rock Steady’ and ‘Night-Stepper’ being shot in NYC, while ‘Diamonds N The Shadows’ being shot in Atlanta.

Tracks have landed number 1 spots on Rock Radio stations around the USA, play-listed on TV stations LA TV, H2O NYC, Nashville Music TV as well as front cover of Hype Magazine, Top Hitz and Music Hit Box in The UK giving Dar.Ra, a very credible big Star status.

With two new EPs out ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ a tribute to the keyworkers who have stood up to the task of the Pandemic and the Whisky n Honey EP this work continues to shape Dar.Ra’s musical catalogue.

The Beat remix called Bhangra Stance features on the Stand Up EP, is a powerful call to action for change. Top Hitz Music magazine to call the EP number 1 Lockdown release, while Music Mirror called the ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ track, ‘the Rock anthem that Prince would of written, if he still graced this world’.

Dar.Ra has also written two books under his full moniker Darragh J Brady ‘Road Tales’ which is about amazing people with life changing stories that he met while touring the globe and ‘The Night That Jimi Died’ which is about a girl who channels the Spirit of Jimi Hendrix and rises to change the DNA of the World through Music. Both titles have also been given top reviews on Good Reads and Amazon Books.

The brand new single ‘Rise Like The Sun’ is out now on all good digital retailers.

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‘Joe Hodgson’ blasts out a relaxing, melodic wall of end of era riffing guitar sound on his epic anthem ‘The One that Got Away’

Joe Hodgson is a talented guitarist and musician from Northern Ireland. He grew up there at the height of The Troubles, a time of  systemic violence and huge political and social unrest, eventually finding an escape from it all via music. Joe honed his craft for several years as a band member in local groups before he finally moved to London to take his passion for music to the next level. After dedicating over two decades of his life to writing, recording, touring, and serving as a lead guitarist for various bands, Joe finally decided to launch a career as a solo guitarist.

Joe recently released his debut solo single, “The One that Got Away”, on August 28, 2020. Based on the concept of ‘change is the only constant’, it is an instrumental track written in the aftermath of the break-up of a long term relationship, and it explores the gut-wrenching, visceral effect that this had on him.

VINEMA ROCK: ‘Joe Hodgson’ blasts out a relaxing, melodic wall of end of era riffing guitar sound on his epic anthem ‘The One that Got Away’ – Vinema ROCK

“The song is a reflection of the feelings of longing and regret that I was harbouring at the time”, he says. “The woman in question was also my manager, and it was as if she knew that there was one type of song missing from the album and that by leaving, she would give me a sufficient dose of the blues to drag it out of me. If that was her motive, it was a stroke of genius”.

“The One That Got away” is a beautiful, heartfelt song that takes the listener on an emotional roller coaster ride. The track demonstrates the artist’s astounding music-making skills and a perfect sense of different rhythms and beats. It is a soulful number that will hit you straight in the heart and leave you wanting more.

Joe Hodgson has a broad taste in music. His musical influences include legends like Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, ELO and Jeff Beck. But the artist who initially inspired him to pick up his guitar and create music was Irish legend Rory Gallagher. The first time Joe heard Rory play, he knew instantly that this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He explains, “It was mind-blowing and after that, nothing else mattered to me”.

When it comes to his musical style, Joe is a rock guitar player who incorporates influences from various genres including blues, funk, Latin and jazz. Working closely with renowned producer and Ivor Novello winner George De Angelis for nearly two decades, is something that Joe cites as having played a major part in nurturing and shaping his career.

Joe has recently finished working on his upcoming debut solo album titled “Apparitions”. The album is set to be released on November 20, 2020, and will be comprised of 15 self-penned instrumentals. The album is based on the same themes as his current single, “The One That Got Away”, while also delving darker and deeper into the human psyche.

New York music journalist Justyn W. Brodsky recently commented that “Joe is a musician who can paint pictures and tells stories with his guitar”. This is a statement that everyone can surely agree on.

Listen to the single “The One that Got Away” now on Spotify.com.

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Joe Hodgson –  The Full Story

While Northern Irish guitarist Joe Hodgson is an accomplished student of the bluesy hard rock he grew up on, it’s his ability to transcend the genre and use his instrument to paint pictures and tell stories that makes him such a vital artist. His compositions are influenced not only by personal experiences, but also by a love of literature and a deep curiosity about the human condition, and are filled with stirring melodies that can evoke the listener’s deepest emotions.

Growing up in rural County Tyrone, Northern Ireland at the height of The Troubles, music provided a young Joe with a way to temporarily escape the bleak circumstances around him. His love of guitar was ignited after discovering Irish blues legend Rory Gallagher, and shortly after he managed to procure his first instrument, a battered old second hand Woolworth’s Top Twenty guitar. The day that changed Joe’s life for good though, was when he saw another Irish great, Gary Moore, play at the UK Monsters Of Rock Festival. Joe recalls, “I was blown away by the sheer brilliance of Gary’s playing on every level, and from that moment, all I wanted to do was play guitar”. A hobby quickly turned into a passion, and Joe became obsessed with the instrument, spending all of his free time absorbing the popular hard rock and blues of the day, and gigging around Ireland with his first band Steel Claw.

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When the band split up, Joe moved to London where he integrated himself into the city’s thriving indie scene, spending the next two decades writing, recording, touring, and playing lead guitar in various rock bands, releasing numerous albums and singles along the way, and collaborating with an eclectic mix of songwriters on varied musical projects.

During his time in London, Joe worked closely with legendary producer and Ivor Novello winner George De Angelis, who he cites as a major influence on his career, “George took me under his wing and I learnt so much from him about songwriting, production and music in general. He’s a genius and I am very lucky to have met and worked with him”. Joe also embraced the sense of liberation and independence that living in London brought, and it also helped him hone his musical chops; “London changed, challenged and broadened my whole view of music; it forced me to grow up musically, and I quickly realised that touching people’s emotions is far more important than dazzling them with technique”. Joe’s musical explorations led him to branch out and incorporate elements of funk, jazz, and experimental music into his playing, laying the foundations for his future career as a solo guitarist.

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After returning to his native Northern Ireland to nurse his terminally ill mother in her final years, Joe began embracing the spiritual nature of music, composing melodies and themes that helped him find peace, solace, and hope in difficult times. “It was soul destroying to see the person I loved most in the world just wither away in front of my eyes, and it had a profound effect on me and my music. The break up of my relationship shortly after, really was the proverbial double whammy, but playing guitar proved to be my saviour. It was incredibly cathartic and it saw me through some dark and difficult times”. The resulting debut solo album, ‘Apparitions’, inspired by his Mum’s favourite W.B. Yeats poem, and dedicated to her, is a meditative and soul-searching collection of instrumentals, full of evocative melodies and atmospheres, that delivers everything from delicate, mournful slide playing to fast and furious gunslinging guitar rock, and everything in between.

The overarching theme of the music is incorporated on the album cover, and as Joe explains “It’s about how nothing ever stays the same, everything changes or decays; lives are lived, and love is lost, but looking forward is the one thing we can all do.

Yes, we may have regrets, but hope and optimism are usually only around the next corner”. So, far from being melancholic or overly sentimental, ‘Apparitions’ reveals Joe as a guitarist capable of using his music to provide a soundtrack for life’s most difficult and most triumphant times; a man with the ability to express his deepest feelings using little more than his guitar.

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MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: Rising artist ‘Christine Lee’ drops her magical and innocent pop single ‘Fallin’ with it’s beautiful music video location.

17-year-old Christine Lee is back with her latest song, Fallin along with a stunning visual that highlights the beauty of the song. Standing amidst a hilly area, Christine is depicted singing her heart out surrounded by nature.

Christine says, “The song is young, innocent and shy. The heart and soul of the song capture that butterfly feeling inside of you when you have your first big crush.”

Fallin is also an evolution sonically for Christine. The young artist worked on the song in-house. She shares, “This is one of the first songs we produced all on our own, from playing and recording the instruments, to mixing down the sounds, to mastering.”

VINEMA MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: Rising artist ‘Christine Lee’ drops her magical and innocent pop single ‘Fallin’ with it’s beautiful music video location.  – Vinema

In just a few short years, Christine Lee has continued to grow and mature into a new artist with each release and Fallin showcases this growth while staying true to who Christine is as a person and artist.

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Christine goes on to share, “I want people to feel excited and happy when they listen to Fallin. Maybe it’s about a classmate you have a crush on, or maybe it’s about a friend who you want to be more than just friends with. Maybe it’s someone on the other side of the world who you connected with online. I want that someone to imagine and dream along with the song’s lyrics and catchy melody.”

Fallin is available on all streaming platforms.

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POP ARTIST INTERVIEW: British Pop Star and Actor ‘Alexander James (AJ) Rodriguez’ speaks about his catchy new single and super fun ‘Girl Inspired’ music video ‘Your Smile’

Alexander James (AJ) Rodriguez has dropped his debut music video for his second single ‘Your Smile’ – quarantine style.

Vinema chatted with teen sensation Alexander James (AJ) Rodriguez who has just released his debut music video for his second single ‘Your Smile’ – quarantine style.

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Can you tell us a bit about your new record ‘Your Smile’?

I wanted to release a summer song that showcased someone’s smile using the backdrop of a few of Southern California’s stunning locations. I love the beach and so incorporating surfing or flip flops into the lyrics along with a girl’s smile was a must!

Your Smile’ is centred around a young girl’s captivating smile that is suddenly noticed by one of her friends, who is looking at her with a different appreciation for the very first time. Her admirer dreams of whisking her away for sandy toes and snow cones on the beach. The lyrics are about how she shouldn’t change a thing as she is fly just the way she is. It is fun, light and bursting full of summer!

Tell us about the music video.

Well, due to the current COVID-19 filming restrictions in Los Angeles, we had to be really careful, so I just had two of my friends and one videographer, plus my mum of course, on set.
We tried to incorporate some of Malibu’s most gorgeous hotspots, and of course me catching a wave at my favourite place, the beach.

Since releasing your debut pop record ‘My Crew’ in July, you have had some great results on the streaming services. Congratulations!

Oh yes, I am thrilled with the response to my music so far. We released my debut record ‘My Crew’ on July 7th and it’s so exciting to see it is currently pushing 200,000 streams. ‘Your Smile’ has been climbing at a rapid rate with over 105,000 streams on Spotify today. I am so grateful to everyone who has listened to the songs so far.

What’s up next for you?

I recording three songs at age twelve during the Los Angeles lockdown, and I am releasing one song consecutively each month, ‘My Crew’, which released on 07.07, ‘Your Smile’ on 08.08 and next in line is ‘Up To You’ on 09.09. I have a further three records penned for later in the year as well as a special Holiday song. I am super excited to tell you about that!

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‘Your Smile’ from Alexander James (AJ) Rodriguez is currently out and available for download on iTunes and all digital streaming platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, TikTok, Pandora, DEEZER and more!

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SUPER BALLADS OF 2020: ‘Angelica’ the songstress swoops down with a unique and distinctive ghostly pop sound of worldly majestic timeless beauty on ‘Good Ones’

“I’ll never let you go,
I’ll never let you go”

Anjelica’s esoteric voice rises over and around you, surrounding you like a misty veil of regret and shadows. The above lyrics manage to come across both like a promise and as a prayer. An affirmation, as well as a call for help, that seems to say come back to me.

As someone who has made of habit of finding good dark songs, I was very happy when I discovered Anjelica’s “Good Ones”. Ironic, I know.

At first glance, this brand new track comes across as deceptively simple. It’s a song about losing someone you love too early. And let’s face it, in cases such as this, isn’t it always too early, regardless of the years you got to spend together?

This is pretty much the picture “Good Ones” paints for you the first time you listen to it, and it’s a harrowing, yet beautiful piece that stays with you long after you’ve put your headphones down.

VINEMA SUPER BALLADS OF 2020: ‘Angelica’ the songstress swoops down with a unique and distinctive ghostly pop sound of worldly majestic timeless beauty on ‘Good Ones’

Only, I’ve listened to the track a couple more times since then, and discovered a second, well-hidden layer to the song. It’s the layer that goes past the mourning, and sees through it. It’s that little voice inside your head that even through tragedy tells you that somehow, you have to find a way to move on. To make it.

Anjelica makes it. I would say made it, only as anyone who’s ever loved and lost knows, it’s not a one-time battle, but rather a continuous effort. An everyday struggle that this remarkable artist attains time and again.

She does touch upon it, through some of the lyrics, except she sings them so quietly it can be hard to hear, so you tend to focus on the chorus. And that’s good, that it’s quiet. It’s as it’s supposed to be, because the voice in your head is quiet, too.

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Anjelica manages to capture that voice through her undeniable skill both with songwriting, as well as modeling her voice.

I know this is more of a freewrite and less of a review, but it’s what the song inspired in me, and I feel that pays an even better tribute to just how good the song is. It inspires you.

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CROSS CONTINENTAL LOVE Raskells Around You Official Music Video – Spreading Love and Hope against Gender Based Violence

Raskells is a music band based in Cape Town founded in 2019 aimed with a fine art to blend music genres. There are seven band members and only three members voiced on Around You mainly Vimbiso Nzuma aka Tiny Temper, Simbarashe Chivanga aka Simphill and Tinotenda Zandodha aka Slotah the chanter.

Around You is part of the All I Have Ep released on the 08th of November 2019.

At Raskells Music we believe in dialogue and unconditional spread of love. Our belief is evidenced by our recent track titled Around You.

Around You is a jam boardered on love boundaries with the main aim being to fight against gender based violence and to help curb the marauding cases and effects of domestic violence through music

Music Video was directed and filmed by Nikita Gluhov from Production NaVida in Russia. The video was shot in Cape Town, German, Italy and Russia.

RAP TRAP PREMIERES: ‘Indian Trap’ produces new exotic mysterious and heavenly Trap single ‘Ta$te It’ from American author, actress, songwriter and singer ‘Katrina Kusa’

American author, actress, songwriter and singer Katrina Kusa is making waves with her debut single ‘Ta$te It’ Prod. By Indian Trap.

The single ‘Ta$te It’ continues to grow with having over 30K streams on Spotify and a now trending remix with over 100 dances on TikTok.

‘Ta$te It’ is an infectious hip-hop song that features Katrina Kusa’s confident, yet playful tone atop Indian Trap’s signature ground-breaking production. Katrina calls out her haters in the song with a catchy hook that you will not be able to get out of your head.

Produced by Indian Trap, the production features traditional Indian sounds combined with modern day trap and hip-hop elements creating a soundscape like no other.

Rapping comes naturally to Katrina Kusa, who has always had a way with words. The 16-year-old artist is most famous for her award-winning novel, The Kingdom of the Lizards, which was released in 2014. In 2019, Katrina had the opportunity to work on a music project in Los Angeles, CA that included hints of pop, urban, rap, hip-hop, and trap genres.

VINEMA RAP TRAP PREMIERES: ‘Indian Trap’ produces new exotic mysterious and heavenly Trap single ‘Ta$te It’ from American author, actress, songwriter and singer ‘Katrina Kusa’ – Vinema UK

This would open doors for Katrina’s new career venture as a rap artist. In the past year, she has worked with incredible songwriter, Delos, who has worked with Katy Perry and Madonna, as well as aspiring recording artist, Vivaswan.

Katrina was recently discovered by Indian Trap “J2”, (music producer who has worked with Shakira, Beyoncé, Pussy Cat Dolls, and Cassie). J2 introduced Katrina to his world of “Indian Trap,” creating an urban/hip-hop/pop/trap record that led to her debut single “Ta$te It.”

More is yet to come for Katrina Kusa as she begins the next phase of her musical journey.

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ROCK MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: Bryan Mullis’ a.k.a ‘By Small Ruin’ releases ‘Some People’ with it’s sublime rock sound and big heartfelt vocals of melodic strength

Musical maverick, strong melodic songwriter and real life storyteller Bryan Mullis is fresh out of the studio with another rocking Alternative Pop Rock single entitled ‘Some People’.

The Radio friendly, uplifting, well written and produced driving rock single ‘Some People’ from BSR has crashing drums and a powerful melody with lyrics of strength, courage and determination .

‘Some People’ is an Independent victory song as Bryan Mullis sings “Some people want me to just give in But I got news my friend Some people will never box me in”.

By Small Ruin is an anagram for Bryan Mullis, keeping his music and lifestyle as true to self as possible.

The new single ‘Some People’ continues a string of powerful releases and musical stories from Bryan Mullis a.k.a ‘By Small Ruin’.

VINEMA ROCK MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: Bryan Mullis’ a.k.a ‘By Small Ruin’ releases ‘Some People’ with it’s sublime rock sound and big heartfelt vocals of melodic strength  – Vinema UK Rock Music Video premieres

The History of BSR

Busking since high school, the college dropout has made his way across the country playing to anyone who listened. His talent and dedication lead to sharing the stage with artists like DAWES, WILD and Briston Maroney.

As a teen, one of Bryan’s favourite activities with his friends was climbing water towers and hanging upside down from the top by only their knees.

Bryan was notorious for doing what he wanted, when he wanted, including sneaking out of his parent’s house and hitch-hiking a 10-hour ride to Florida to surprise his girlfriend on the beach.

More recently, Bryan’s brother almost lost his life in a car accident. Dealing with those feelings inspired his musical journey that brought him unforetold adventures.

He often tells the story of being attacked in a convenience store which:

“lead to a full-fledged movie-like fight that included knocking over shelves and throwing beer bottles. The store was destroyed.”

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From waking up to SWAT teams thinking the band’s van was owned by a nearby active shooter, to unexpectedly playing a nudist pool party of 100+ people, BSR’s thrilling lifestyle is certainly rendered in their music and performance.

The brand new single ‘Some People  from ‘By Small Ruin’ is out now.

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LYRICS SPECIAL – SOME PEOPLE – BY SMALL RUIN

Cast my lot		

The only one that can take a shot		

By myself a lot		

I'm all alone, but I'm all I got		

		

And there's a growing trend	

Some people want me to just give in	

But I got news my friend	

Some people will never box me in	

		

Take you down a notch		

Damned if you do, damned if you do not		

You know it's all a game to them		

I'm gonna win it, rob them blind		

		

And there's a growing trend	

Some people want me to just give in	

But I got news my friend	

Some people will never box me in	

		

The less you give it, the more it takes

And unless you live it, it will fade away

Write it off to 'my head's in the clouds', it can plague some people

Lighters up in a room with a crowd, let me find my people.

The more you give it, the less it takes

And until I live it, I won't go away

		

There's a growing trend	

Some people want me to just give in	

But I got news my friend	

Some people will never box me in	

Yeah	

Some people want me to just give in	

Oh, but I got news	

Some people will never box me in	

They'll never box me in	

UK Grime Premieres: ‘Gushy’ spits the ugly truth and breaks free on fresh new grime cut ‘Stepping Stones’

Grime artist Gushy started rapping to cope with mental health issues, but now it’s his biggest passion. Hear his story of struggle and resilience in ‘Stepping Stones’.

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Gushy, whose artist name means ‘lyrical, wordy and over the top’, makes music to help people in pain feel less alone.

Vinema UK Grime Premieres: ‘Gushy’ spits the ugly truth and breaks free on fresh new grime cut ‘Stepping Stones’ – Vinema UK Grime 

Based on his life experiences, ‘Stepping Stones’ is a musical record of Gushy’s come-up from a place of darkness and his personal promise to do better every day.

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“There was a point in my life where I didn’t know how to deal with my problems and it would affect the way I would socialise with people. I isolated myself as a result. Now that I’m in a good place, I want to help others that are not necessarily in the greatest of places themselves.

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I want them to know how I was able to work towards maintaining my mental peace. I never want anyone to feel the way I did but if it ever comes to that stage then I hope my current and future projects can help them get through the tough times.” – GUSHY

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Stepping Stones’ is available on all digital streaming platforms.

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LYRIC VIDEO PREMIERE: N2BLÜ release a majestic soaring synth dance sound with big electronic hooks on ‘King of Broken Hearts’

N2BLÜ are back with another pop dance hit in the form of ‘King of Broken Hearts’.

‘King of Broken Hearts’ follows their well supported LGBTQIA global smash ‘NSA’.

When asked about the meaning behind the song, Jonathan Arceneaux from the world famous dance pop act N2BLÜ said:

King of Broken Hearts is a biographical look of my romantic history and patterns. I’ve never been in a long-term relationship, yet that’s all I’ve ever wanted. To find my person and have the fairy-tale happily ever after. Unfortunately, I kept repeating the same choices over and over. Choosing the wrong person, over-compromising myself for them, trying to be who they wanted me to be and always ending the same”.

It’s time to break the cycle and become the King/Queen of your own heart. It’s time to Love yourself!

LYRIC VIDEO PREMIERE: N2BLÜ release a majestic soaring synth dance sound with big electronic hooks on ‘King of Broken Hearts’ – Vinema Lyric Video Premieres

LYRICS FEATURE – N2BLÜ – KING OF BROKEN HEARTS  

I may not be your ever after
We had fun at first and moments of rapture
You wouldn’t be my first mistake
But now I’m trying my best to change my fate
And just one time
I’d love to be the first one on your mind
But no matter how it starts
I guess I’ll be the King of Broken Hearts
The King of Broken Hearts
The King of Broken Hearts

I don’t wanna be the second choice
A novelty just to fill the void
Eyes open kissing, looking for better
All the love I spent was just a ticket for never
But just for now
I’d love to be the wanted one somehow
When it all falls apart

I guess I’ll be the King of Broken Hearts

The King of Broken Hearts
The King of Broken Hearts

I sit of this lonely throne, built on heartbreak
Should I go it alone or try to tempt fate?
Under a heavy crown, made of frozen tears
Could there still be hope after all these years?
My kingdom is cracked by a spark of hope
Coming out of the black, learning to let go
The door is my heart and I am the key
Cuz I don’t want to be
The King of Broken Hearts
The King of Broken Hearts
The King of Broken Hearts
Of Broken Hearts

The King of Broken Kings
I don’t wanna be, wanna be, wanna be
The King of Broken Hearts
The King of Broken Hearts
I don’t wanna be
I don’t want to be
The King of Broken Hearts

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N2BLÜ – THE FULL STORY

The previous hit single from N2BLÜ  was entitled ‘NSA’. 

Born in New Orleans, Jonathan Arceneaux started singing not long after he learned to talk and hasn’t stopped singing since!

At a very young age Jonathan began his career as a singer in a church choir and started taking voice lessons in both classical and musical theatre styles. During his High School years in Baton Rouge, LA, Jonathan continued singing in the choir and participated in several musical theatre productions. He also started to tap into his writing talents as a freshman in High School, drawing inspiration from some of his favourite bands and artists like Better Than Ezra, Duncan Sheik and Savage Garden.

Over the years following, Jonathan began to realize that his true passion was singing and writing Pop music, so he changed his focus from classical and music theatre to be a full time Pop singer/songwriter. He is a passionate, true artist with emotional expression through his writing, production, and performance. Jonathan also enjoys collaborating with other artists to meld unique tastes in sound and texture.

In 2008 he worked with hit producers I-ROC (Universal Music/HappyMadison Productions/BZEE ROC) and RADIO (Chris Brown’s “Dreamer”/Blake Lewis’ “End of the World”).

As a result of the collaboration with RADIO in 2009, Jonathan released “From The Ashes”, under the name Jay Arseno, his sophomore follow up to his debut album in 2008, “Face In You Crowd”, under the name Jonathan Adam.

After the loss of his father to kidney cancer in August of 2009, Jonathan took some time off from music and in 2013 he decided to move from his home in Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA for an immersive experience in the heart of the music industry.

While he learned a lot about the industry and himself, Los Angeles was not a good fit for him. So, in 2015 Jonathan decided to get back to his roots and move back home to the Big Easy, New Orleans. Not long after moving to New Orleans, Jonathan met Konstantin Smorodnikov, a personal trainer originally from Russia who had a love and talent for music as well.

Jonathan and Konstantin had an instant connection as friends and decided to start working on music together. While Jonathan came from more of a pop music writing background and classical vocal training, Konstantin’s background was in the club and dance music scene. The next couple of years lead to the duo developing a seamless blending of Jonathan’s lyrics and vocals and Konstantin’s beats and instrumentation to create a sound all their own. In July 2018 they were approached by Loren Israel to participate in his song writing mentorship program.

Little did Jonathan and Konstantin know that this would be an integral turning point in their musical journey.

After a year of instruction, guidance, and tough love from Loren and by honing their skills in song writing and lyricism, they have emerged as the duo, N2BLÜ.

Born and raised in Kostroma, Russia, Konstantin Smorodnikov fell in love with music at early age. It was the structure of rhythm and arrangement that most interested him.

Around 15 is when he was introduced to computer music production.

At 18 moved to America where spent most of his 20’s going out to local dance clubs and learning all he could about technical side of production and sound engineering. He drew inspiration from DJ’s like Peter Rauhofer and Abel Aguilera.

In 2016 he met Jonathan Arceneaux. They realized that they both shared a passion for similar sounds and ideas in music and decided to give a musical partnership a shot.

‘King of Broken Hearts’ is out now and follows up from their previous LGBTQIA global hit ‘NSA.

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GLOBAL RAP STREET PREMIERES: ‘Ain’t nobody touching me’ spits dope newcomer ‘Dricka’ as she stands on her own feet and tells ‘Mama’ the way it is on fantastic new music video.

I think we can all agree that young music with an old soul vibe is the best you can get in today’s music world, and none fills the criteria more than young Alabama native, Dricka.

And when we say young, we mean it, since this gifted rapper and songwriter is only 23 years old, and yet comes across as if she’s lived at least seven decades. That is not to say that her music is in any way old or outdated. On the contrary, she’s got one of the most modern sounds we’ve heard in recent years.

And yet, her latest release, entitled simply “Mama”, will win you over through its old school kind of vibe, and the sheer wisdom inherent in the lyrics.

VINEMA GLOBAL RAP STREET PREMIERES: ‘Ain’t nobody touching me’ spits dope newcomer ‘Dricka’ as she stands on her own feet and tells ‘Mama’ the way it is on fantastic new music video – Vinema RAP HIP-HOP

Dricka is obviously a girl whose mind is as sharp as can be. She’s observant and demonstrates a real skill for paying attention to detail, the sort of skill that is characteristic of true artists.
Her lyrics paint a somewhat grim, yet at the same time hopeful view of life and difficulty, of finding strength and growing up in a world that seems to pay less and less attention to you with each day.

Then, of course, we have her fantastic voice. It has a soulful sort of edge to it, wonderful, and appealing.

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Dricka encompasses both a great tenderness and fragility in her singing, but also a sense of resilience. It’s the perfect voice for the song, if that makes sense, as it highlights and expresses the duality of her feelings in writing this. Feeling both strong, as any person who’s growing up and standing on their own has to be sooner or later, but also expressing an almost childish vulnerability.

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It’s a very coming of age song, except it has none of the cutesiness we tend to attach to those words. It’s a gritty tune with killer vibes that will really make you think, and we highly suggest you go listen to it if you haven’t yet.

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ROCK MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: Arena sized production and fast paced sonic guitars, it’s a sex on fire moment for Bryan Mullis a.k.a ‘By Small Ruin’ who unleashes his mighty rock lament ‘My Angel”

The beautiful, melodic, heartfelt new stomping pop rock anthem from ‘By Small Ruin’ is entitled ‘My Angel’

By Small Ruin is an anagram for Bryan Mullis, keeping his music and lifestyle as true to self as possible.

VINEMA ROCK MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: Arena sized production and fast paced sonic guitars, it’s a sex on fire moment for Bryan Mullis a.k.a ‘By Small Ruin’ who unleashes his mighty rock lament ‘My Angel”  – Vinema ROCKS

Busking since high school, the college dropout has made his way across the country playing to anyone who listened. His talent and dedication lead to sharing the stage with artists like DAWES, WILD and Briston Maroney.

As a teen, one of Bryan’s favourite activities with his friends was climbing water towers and hanging upside down from the top by only their knees.

Bryan was notorious for doing what he wanted, when he wanted, including sneaking out of his parent’s house and hitch-hiking a 10-hour ride to Florida to surprise his girlfriend on the beach.

More recently, Bryan’s brother almost lost his life in a car accident. Dealing with those feelings inspired his musical journey that brought him unforetold adventures.

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He often tells the story of being attacked in a convenience store which:

“lead to a full-fledged movie-like fight that included knocking over shelves and throwing beer bottles. The store was destroyed.”

From waking up to SWAT teams thinking the band’s van was owned by a nearby active shooter, to unexpectedly playing a nudist pool party of 100+ people, BSR’s thrilling lifestyle is certainly rendered in their music and performance.

The latest single ‘My Angel’  from ‘By Small Ruin’ is out now.

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ONLINE:

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https://youtu.be/IDe7hfF4yJ8

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LYRICS SPECIAL – MY ANGEL – BY SMALL RUIN

Daddy was a good man
He kept it in the road
Something must have happened I don't know
Today was just the first day
His letter still unread
As I lay down to bed I can hear him


Sleep, my angel
Not a peep, my angel


Momma's being quiet
She won't visit your stone
Can't accept you're never coming home
Sis, she ain't much better
That's why I'm here alone
As I lay down this rose, hear me saying


Sleep, my angel
Not a peep, my angel


Maybe you felt you were on your own
Overwhelmed, it's easy to lose hope
If I had only known, you were at the end of your rope


November makes three years now
I've got a son of my own
I tell him of the one he'll never know
I hope you're somehow watching
When I lay him down to rest
I sing to him that sweet song I know best
It goes like this


Sleep, my angel
Not a peep, my angel
Sleep, my angel
Not a peep, my angel

SUMMER UK EURO EDM MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: The incredible ‘Max M’ is back with a break-free uplifting pop single and fun music video that will have you dancing free away from your ‘Imaginary Problems’

July 2020 – Max M. is an artist with a focus on blending the dream-like textures of EDM with the timeless melodies of great pop music. Recently, he took to the web to release a brand new EP. The new project stretches out towards different directions, highlighting Max M.’s incredibly remarkable artistic versatility.

One of the most distinctive perks of this release is the high quality of the production. The brand new release from Max M is entitled ‘Imaginary Problems’.

VINEMA SUMMER UK EURO EDM MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES: The incredible ‘Max M’ is back with a break-free uplifting pop single and fun music video that will have you dancing free away from your ‘Imaginary Problems’  – Vinema POP UK

The sound is very punchy and immersive, yet it has a warm, organic and down-to-earth attitude, which really showcases the “human element” of the production side, and not just a sample-driven electronic arrangement. Unlike many releases in this particular genre, Imaginary Problems is far from becoming a collection of the usual cliches, readymade presents, and recycled thoughts.

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A lot of heart went into the making of these songs, and the reward is a much more intriguing listening experience. If you enjoy the work of artists the likes of Avicii, Halsey and Steve Aoki, you are certainly going to enjoy what you hear now.
Learn more about Max M., and do not miss out on “Imaginary Problems” as well as other releases from this talented artist.

He’s seen as one of the world’s French experts in his IT field but this hasn’t stopped Max M from having two careers. Who says you can’t be an electronic music producer and a key player in an American multinational. Max M is planning to release a lot of great music in 2020, fresh off the successes of ‘Never Wanna Leave’ and ‘Under Water’  which ranked first and fifth on american DJ site: Digital DJ Pool.

Both tracks generated a lot of attention in South America, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The tunes are infectious and will seduce from the very first notes. Max M’s love for music began in his teens when he used to compose and DJ. He then went on to concentrate on his other passion: computer science, which he studied at university. Through this, he embarked on a brilliant career. When he reached the age of 40, he decided to rekindle with his first love and took piano lessons and trained in production in order to get back behind the synthesizers for our greatest pleasure.

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USA TO UK POP PREMIERES: British actor and now USA Pop artist ‘Alexander James Rodriguez’ premieres his fun loyal crew driven pop hit ‘My Crew’ bringing friends together globally with it’s irresistible R&B swagger

British actor turned pop singer Alexander James (AJ) Rodriguez has dropped his first single ‘My Crew’ produced by hit makers Laney Stewart, who has sold over 50 million records producing, writing, and publishing artists such as Chris Brown, Alessia Cara, and Madonna to name a few, and writers Alex Jacke, who has written for various artist’s including Jason Derulo, Madison Beer, Kehlani and Kanye West, and Liz Rodriguez (Viva! Makossa Magic).

The song, which has already reached over 18,000 views on YouTube, was recorded in North Hollywood, California just ahead of the tweens thirteenth birthday.

VINEMA USA TO UK POP PREMIERES: British actor and now USA Pop artist ‘Alexander James Rodriguez’ premieres his fun loyal crew driven pop hit ‘My Crew’ bringing friends together globally with it’s irresistible R&B swagger – Vinema Pop Premieres UK USA

Like most teenagers, friendships go along way for Alexander, who chose to write his first record during COVID-19 about his closest friends, who have been with him since day one since living in America. Having moved from Spain to London to Los Angeles when he was a toddler, all friendships great and small are important.

“It’s been a tough year for everyone, everywhere, so I wanted to sing songs that people could relate to and sing together whatever they were doing,” said, Alexander. “For me, My Crew is a fun song to celebrate my friends who have stuck with me through thick and thin. We all need a good crew around us, especially in times like these, and I am grateful to have mine since day one. I really hope people enjoy the record and vibe along with each other.”

After much postponement, due to the pandemic, Alexander recorded the three records at age twelve with one song consecutively being released each month, ‘My Crew’ (07.07), ‘Your Smile’ (08.08) and ‘Up To You’ (09.09), with a further three records penned for later in the year.

The SAG-AFTRA actor is best known for his British voice-over work on the popular animated series Bee and Puppycat on Cartoon Hangover, where he plays Bee’s loveable landlord, Cardamon. Other acting and voice over credits include the 2020 Golden-Globe winner and Academy-nominee Missing Link, Lance Kinsey’s feature-film All-Stars, and Flock of Four, set in 1959 Los Angeles, directed by Greg Caruso.

The versatile performer has also appeared in various national TV commercials and print campaigns. In 2015, Alexander took to the stage joining the cast of ‘Appropriate’ in the highly acclaimed Centre Theatre Group production at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

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Kicking off the trilogy, ‘My Crew’ is currently out and available for download on iTunes and all digital streaming platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, TikTok, Pandora, DEEZER and more!

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HOT GLOBAL ROCK BEAT PREMIERES: Irish rock star Dar.Ra’s rise to notoriety with ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ comes fast followed by a revolutionary beat on huge new anthemic single ‘The Beat’ now heard on London FM Digital Radio at 9 A.M everyday

We live in a rapidly changing world, where the progress of society should be measured on the happiness and wellbeing of its citizens, rather than the pockets of the few.

We see countless billions spent on missiles and defence of the free world to keep out an ideological enemy that is already eating its way through the fabric of western civilization. The irony is that no external weapons need to be unleased when ideas will do the job for you.

‘Answers to the issue of the survival of Human beings will not be solved by Politics, but a new force of Logic that allows the best ideas to win’.

‘The Beat’ Bhangra Stance remix is a new take on a track from Dar.Ra’s  ‘New Kinda Normal’ Album that suggests that if we carry on with our blinded unquestioning view of the Politics of greed we will repeat the same mistakes that we blame our Grand Parents to making.

VINEMA HOT GLOBAL ROCK BEAT PREMIERES: Irish rock star Dar’Ra’s rise to notoriety with ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ comes fast followed by a revolutionary beat on huge new anthemic single ‘The Beat’ now heard on London FM Digital Radio at 9 A.M everyday  – Vinema ROCK

The ‘New Kinda Normal’ album released late last year has attained a high level of critical support from Media around the world.

Mixing Rock and EDM to create a sound called Rock Step while tackling subjects from War to Social Neurosis effortlessly maintaining a solid melodic structure was par excellence and refreshing in a world of computer beats and self obsessive, materialistic culture rants.

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Do you think Dar.Ra should stand for Prime Minister of the New World ?

The ‘Bhangra Stance’ remix mission was carried out by Sri Lankan born Music producer Vidula who picked up on the brief to create a cacophony of drum expressions that make you sit up and listen to ‘The Beat’, while the lyric refrain asks you ‘can you hear the Beat’ of cultural clashes happening all around us.

The remix features on the ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ EP, and is getting an amazing response on Spotify with it being added to a huge amount of epic playlists in the first week of release. There is an Official lyric video also out which will allow you to find out more on how the lyrics wield the storyline of Human endeavour not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

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Questions need to be asked of our history and rightly so, things that where based on mistruths must be examined and re-written to reflect a truth that will allow the foundations of our belief systems to be based on what actually happened and not a fairy tale that fits a certain narrative.

If artists and animal activists ran the world maybe we would move beyond the primitive thinking of what we see playing out on a world stage. Tribal politics is not what the world needs right now but an all inclusive, logical approach to a sustainable future.

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‘The Beat’ is also dedicated to Animal activist Regan Russell who was killed recently after giving water to Pigs about to be taken to slaughter in inhuman conditions.

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Belief in change is what she stood for. RIP Regan.

Maybe Artists should run the world.

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WHAT GLOBAL PRESS AND RADIO ARE SAYING ABOUT DAR.RA

“Dar.Ra could be morphing Bowie style from a Rock n’ Roll Cult star into a genre defining electronic meets rock producer with his new ‘Rock Step’ sound” – TNS Magazine. 10/10 

Dar.Ra Is A Fore-Runner Of Rock Step. A New Sub Genre Of Rock Music From The UK That Glues The Guitar Bliss Of Rock N Roll With The Euphoria Of EDM! Vevo

Dar.Ra is a really Unique songwriter, producer and author who makes an Amazing blend of Rock and Soul Music  (21st Artists Hollywood) 

Highly Impressive (Planet Earth Radio USA) 

Well worth listening to this Artist (Strutter Zine Mag Holland) 

I’ve worked with artists for many years and Dar.Ra, is by far one of the best. Great music. Great promotion. Great Interviews with Interesting answers and stories. And the absolute best Promo Liners!! Zac Becker Sound Kharma Radio

Rock n Roll Diamond In The Rough (Electro Wow USA)

Dar.Ra is an incredible act to follow as he is always evolving on each song with incredible results (Indie People USA)

Dar.Ra infuses layers of vocals and instrumentation into each record he makes. The genius of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, came to mind while listening to “Phenomenal”, “Back To The Brink” and “Heart Shape Pill” (Tune Loud Magazine USA)

Rushing through with an intense energy is the colossal riffing of Dar.Ra’s “Heart Shape Pill”. Dar.Ra infuses a certain level of late-night sleaze into the proceedings resulting in an absolute blast of a track. Wild and carefree the song is pure bliss. (Bongo Boy TV)

‘This is Different’ Johnny Doom Kerrang Radio UK 

Great Music, Ass Kicking Deep Tones Metal Mayhem Radio UK

Rock Steady Is Gold Jamerzine Magazine USA 

Phenomenal Album SME Fusion Radio South Africa 

Nominated ‘Heart Shape Pill’ GK Rock Music Indie Radio Music Award 2018

Nominated  ‘Phenomenal’ Rock Song Of The Year Radio WigWam FM 2018

Nominated IMA’s Artist Of The Year 2019 

Countdown Number 1 Single LOZ Radio USA 

Top 20 Radio Air Play Charts USA

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