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SHRED KELLY

Folk music with a punch! Perfectly describing the upbeat and energetic talents of Shred Kelly, an indie folk rock band who broke all the rules by creating their own genre called “stoke-folk.” The band describes their music as “modern fast driven folk music that makes you stoked!” The Fernie, BC natives have stolen the hearts of plenty, earning several sold out shows across Canada and gaining more recognition by touring across the world. The band is destined to turn people into “sweaty indie folk rock believers on the dance floor, one town at a time,” according to their website biography.READ…
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MISTERWIVES

The only thing that is possibly more intriguing than lead singer, Mandy Lee’s voice, is why the band named themselves MisterWives. What exactly is a Mister-Wife?MisterWives is a New York based band with an alternative sound, their band name being a gender-corrected take on the term “sisterwives.” Mandy Lee (Vocals), Marc Campbell (Guitar), Jesse Blum (Keys/Trumpet/Accordion), Will Hehir (Bass) and Etienne Bowler (Drums) are who makes up the five piece group. The group of friends have been on quite a journey for the past two years that has ultimately left them with a record deal with Photo Finish Records, a company…
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FLORRIE

 Discovering that 25 year old musician, Florence Arnold, is talented isn’t a conclusion that is too hard to come to. However, what is more challenging is trying to wrap your head around just how much the exceptionally brilliant pop musician has accomplished in such a short amount of time. Florence Arnold, known by her stage name Florrie, was born in Bristol England on December 28th 1988. It was at the age of six that she first became engaged with music, admiring a band that she saw on a vacation in Greece. She was captivated by the music, but more so…
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Kongos

South African band of brothers Kongos have been taking the world by storm with their massively popular hit “Come With Me Now.” The song has become a radio sensation, a sorely needed rock tune in a sea of pop nonsense. The sons of famed South African/London-based musician John Kongos, who himself has had two top 10 hits in South Africa with “He's Gonna Step on You Again,” and “"Tokoloshe Man,” the band were perhaps destined for musical greatness from the start. First starting to play together in 2003, in 2007, brothers Johnny Kongos (accordion/piano/ vocals/synths/programing), Jesse Kongos (drums/vocals/guitar/bass/synth/programing), Dylan Kongos…
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Gotye

           Everyone knows Gotye from his wildly viral hit “Somebody That I Used To Know.” The song has been all over radio and YouTube, selling over 7.6 million digital units in 2012 and spawning thousands upon thousands of parodies and covers. But not many are that familiar with his other works, which differ greatly from his smash hit. READ MORE
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Bellusira

          Bellusira, the formerly Melbourne, Australia based rock act, have had quite the journey. The band itself has had more than its fair share of ups and downs, even for the hurly-burly world of original rock music, since their formation. The latest chapter in their story has seen the band get signed to a prestigious American management company, co-run by a member of Evanescence, no less, and re-locate to Los Angeles.     READ MORE
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Ella Eyre

          Born on April 1, 1994, 20 year old singer Ella Eyre proves to be no joke with her outstanding vocal range and soulful rasp. Ella Eyre has got that something special which separates her from the rest.           Ella McMahon, known by her stage name Ella Eyre, is a rising UK sensation who is ready to take the world by storm. The British singer-songwriter caught her big break in 2013 when she collaborated on a track called “Waiting All Night” with the UK group Rudimental. The hit single reached all the…
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John Newman Featured

Bringing the soul of Otis Redding to today’s mainstream music is UK born John Newman. Best known for his single “Love Me Again,” this 24-year old is extremely talented. He has only been in the music industry for a few years and already has made a huge splash. He told The Guardian, “you hear all these stories about the blood, sweat, and tears of working towards success in America and here I’ve just walked in and had the best week of my life.” He has been nominated for three BRIT awards, including British Male Solo Artist at the 2014 BRIT…
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CLEAN BANDIT

Clean Bandit Written by: Lisa Holahan When scrolling through someone’s iPod there are usually multiple genres of music to choose from. But what if there was a way to mix various genres into one? Depending on the type of music, the sound could range anywhere from awful to something that is pure genius. Whatever the case may be, mixing music seems to be Clean Bandits thing, and they do it very well. Founded in 2009, the group Clean Bandit became known for what they call “electronic chamber music”, merging both electronic sounds with segments of classical music. The four-piece group…
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MR PROBZ

Olivia JannuzziNewsound MagazineMr. Probz Providing you with the perfect chilled-out summer hit is Mr Probz. Together with the help of DJ Robin Schulz (who remixed the track), they released the hit single, "Waves." It is truly a beautiful song matched with beautiful lyrics, like "I'm slowly drifting, wave after wave..." It tells the tale we all know of straying farther away from someone we once knew, using the metaphor of drifting away by the sea. Thing is, the song actually makes you feel like you are lying on your back being carried by waves, thanks to Mr. Probz's incredibly smooth…
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LANA DEL REY

Lana Del Rey, born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, is definitely different than most female artists of this time. Almost as if she popped out of a time machine, her music plays around with 50's and 60's Americana style, mixed with a little modern day swagger. She describes herself as a "self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra," and I think it totally fits. Her vocals are emotive and melodic, able to hit really high notes as well as the deep, low notes. Her musical style has been described as "Hollywood sadcore". It's melancholy, mostly slow, and really, really beautiful.Miss Del Rey, now 29 years…
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GORGON CITY

Gorgon City is a young duo from North London that had certainly made a splash in the growingly popular electro-house world. Gorgon City is made up of Kye "Foamo" Gibbon and Matt "RackNRuin" Robson-Scott, who each worked by their individual stage name before collaborating with each other. They are signed to Black Butter Records, an independent label in London.The duo first collaborated on The Crypt EP, which was released in February 2012. The three song EP features other Black Butter artists like Navigator, Janai, and Rubi Dan. The songs start slow and build into these gritty dub breakdowns that contrast…
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STEINWAY PIANO

Since its introduction in 1853, Steinway grand pianos have been the epitome of the piano world. Based out of Astoria, New York, Steinway & Sons make grand pianos that have a sound and feel that many musicians have called remarkable. Through the years, the company's influential inventions have become the standard among all grand piano designs. To this day, Steinway & Sons have continued to produce quality instruments.Steinway's grand piano features the patented "Double Crown" design that creates a beautiful tonal response. Steinway grand piano keybeds are crafted so "slapping" during heavy playing does not occur. Attention to detail has…
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LINKIN PARK

Having sold 60 million albums worldwide, you’ve probably already heard of Linkin Park. But how much do you really know about them? Formed in 1996 in Agoura Hills, California, this American rock band proves that hard work and never giving up on your dream really does pay off in the end, and for Linkin Park it paid off quite a bit. Linkin Park was started by rapper/co-vocalist/keyboardist/rhythm guitarist/lead songwriter Mike Shinoda, drummer Rob Bourdon, and lead guitarist Brad Delson, who were all high school friends. Originally, they were called Xero. They recruited Joe Hahn and two other members after high…
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BAD RABBITS

It’s almost impossible to sit still while listening to Boston band Bad Rabbits. The sound they create is so incredibly rare, landing somewhere between funk and rock, making it such groovy music that is sure to get at least your feet tapping.          The Massachusetts band is made up of five members: Fredua “Dua” Boakye (vocals), Sheel Davé (drums), Salim Akram (guitar), Santiago Araujo (guitar), and Graham Masser (bass). Boakye, Davé, and Santiago are all first generation descendants of West African, Indian, and Argentinean culture, and their uniqueness and diversity definitely shines through their music. The guys…
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