We Talk To Brazilian Jazz Fusion Pianist Ricardo Bacelar Just In Time For The Release Of His Brand New Album ‘Sebastiana’

 

 

Multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Bacelar has recently released his brand new album ‘Sebastiana’, a collection of sounds influenced by different musicians, and instruments. However, the main theme is seemingly Brazilian, which suits, as leading man Ricardo is from Fortaleza in Brazil.

We got the chance talk to Ricardo about the life he has lived leading up to this time, and how he feels about where he is now:

Q: At what age did you start to really take music seriously, When did you know that’s what you wanted to do? 

A: The piano has always been very present in my life since childhood. My father plays the piano and used to sit me on his lap to play with him since I was a baby. I started studying music at the age of 5 and after studying harmony, ‘still an adolescent’, I began to accompany some Brazilian singers. The music began to take up a lot of space in my life and I was gradually entering the world of recording studios and concerts.

Q: What has inspired you most throughout your career? 

A: Keith Jarret, who opened my mind to wide improvisation, a specific training that promotes its creativity. The second one is Chick Corea, which mixes various colours and influences, creating an environment with a lot of personality. The last one is the Brazilian Egberto Gismonti.

Q: Over the years, what has proven to be difficult or challenging?

A: I understand that coherence and discourse are important pillars. I understand that the musician should not remain in a comfortable zone. They need to push their boundaries, recycle, advance in their studies, and try to record discs that have pre-set concepts that bring together elements that add value to their music.

Q: And finally, as a musician, what is your definition of success?

A: Success is being able to touch what you like and have a faithful audience. In fact, success is not what you do, but what you did.

 

Spotify: http://bit.ly/Sebastiana-Spotify

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ricbacelar/videos

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ricbacelar

Instagram: https://instagram.com/ricardo_bacelar

Website: http://bit.ly/RicardoBacelar-Sebastiana-en


			

Its Make Or Break For Wicked Empire

 

A DJ, a producer, a writer, composer, performer and lastly US military man.

Christopher Dickinson is a dedicated music enthusiast, who doesn’t let being in the middle east hold him back from following his dream.

When asked about how he balances his work life between music life, he replied “I usually get off work at 17:00-18:00 at night, and ill go into my room for 4 or 5 hours, creating, experimenting, practicing”. This easily shows how committed he is with this simple statement. However, this is no call for sympathy. His drive and love for music and the immense respect he has for his favourite artists is immense.

“One of my biggest influences when it comes to creating my music, would be Skrillex and Alan walker. I’m trying to experiment and become my own”. 

It is clear that this man, has now got his eyes set the prize that is full time music making, hopeful of leaving the army.

Be sure to check it out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wickedempire
YouTube: Youtube.com/c/wickedempiremusic
Facebook: Facebook.com/wickedempiremusic1
Instagram: Instagram.com/wicked.empire_
Website: wickedempire.org

 

Olisha Interview: Getting To Know Pop Singer Olisha

 

 

Olisha is one of a million in the modern pop world. As she works harder and becomes more determined to show her talents to the world, Olisha explores her talents to a further degree.

We spoke to Olisha about her life, love of music and her many inspirations.

 

Q: So, your recent release of new track ‘Strangers’ is a great pop track, what do we need to know?

A:“The project is self-funded and every aspect of my music is straight from my heart to you. I believe in myself. I believe in my dream. I believe in breaking down boundaries and making history through my music”.

Q: Can I ask about the bigger picture? What is the Ultimate goal you want to reach with your music?

A: “I want to break down boundaries and make history. I want to bring people of all walks of life together through my music. I write music from my heart. I want people to relate to my music and hopefully help them get through something that they experiencing in life”.

 

Q: So early on, what was you first musical inspirations?

A: “I grew up listening to pop music…Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Kylie Minogue. I love the big choruses and beautiful melodies that you can’t get out of your head”.

Q: How has your Indian Heritage influenced your music?, does it have any creative input? 

A: “My Indian heritage has not affected the way I make or listen to music. I love listening to many genres of music from pop, r n b, hip hop to Punjabi and Bollywood music. Being Asian, I do get lots of support from my Asian community because we love to support someone who is trying to break boundaries of colour and do good in the world”.

We thank you Olisha for speaking with us. Check out her new single ‘Strangers’, Out now.

 

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/olishanaicker/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/olishanaicker
Twitter: www.twitter.com/olishanaicker
Instagram: olishanaicker
Website: www.olishanaicker.com

In Conversation with…Nej!Las

What attracted you to the techno/electro/house scene?

The ability (and even the requirement) to make, not only harmonic melodies and bass lines, but to additionally have percussion and drums that could, by themselves, carry a song. Techno/electro/house pushes the envelope by requiring and allowing for creativity in all areas of a song. It requires one to constantly innovate and come up with new, original, creations and techniques applied to the production.

What is your local music scene like? How do you think you fit in?

The Detroit Techno scene is so prominent; it created its own genre. The Detroit Techno Militia shows the attitude of techno producers that reside in Detroit – independent, proud and original. Detroit allows for producers to have creativity, to not necessarily fit inside the box of what “techno” is supposed to be, but to continuously push the boundaries of the genre. Detroit Techno is innovative. The innovative and original style shines through my music.

You’ve got a huge gig lined up – what would be your dream venue?

An intimate venue where I could feed off of the audiences’ energy and they could be up close and personal to my live production. A symbiotic relationship between me and the crowd.

Tell us about how you go about creating your music, from initial idea to completion

I create two different live sets.
The first live set – the “progressive, melodic set” focuses on the harmonic elements. This set, by itself, would be categorized as “progressive” music. I spend days creating and manipulating analogs, wavetables, and filters in order to find a unique synth sound. I tend to favour an almost guitar-like synth – overdriven and raw. I then, likewise, formulate an “opposite” synth that is sweet and melodic – as if it could lead a progressive/chill-out song. This synth tends to be a string or rubber instrument. I then spend additional days writing, rewriting, and rearranging midi data and appreciations. With all the variations of synths and midi, I usually have enough sounds and tracks to form an entire arrangement. This is the next step, to formulate all the melodies into an arrangement of a harmonic song from an intro to an outro.

The second set – the “techno” set focuses solely on drums and percussion. I likewise arrange a very heavy techno arrangement from an intro to an outro. Hardware, like the Alesis SamplePad 4, is very useful to continue to create original midi data, or even audio samples, for percussion. I want this second set to be able to stand alone as a song without bass or melodies.

In the end, I combine the two sets, which could, by themselves, be sufficient for a song, into one set that has movement and free flowing segments. I arrange the set to make it play as if I were playing it live. I even record all the modulations and envelopes from a MIDI controller (the AKAI MPC40) as if I were performing it live. This “live performance” of the song becomes the final track.

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

To continue to innovate and bring original music into the traditional “techno” genre. I want to create a niche of original, harmonic, progressive, techno songs that play, and sound, like a live set.

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

Songs like “Fini” play like a live set, except it allows one to listen to it anywhere. That is the style of my production – to have harmonic synths that could stand by themselves as a progressive song, but on top of the harmonies, to have percussion and drums that could also be sufficient for a song. The music is “alive”, always changing and morphing into something new and creative.

Check out Nej!Las here:

https://soundcloud.com/nejlasproducing

http://nejlas.com

 

Get To Know: Pimlican

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Unsigned Interviews got an insight into the world of collaborative artist and producer, Pimlican.
When did you first get into music? Who or what inspired you?
I have always been into music and loved listening to the radio especially Radio 1 for great pop music. More recently I feel that Harris and Ford would be one of my greatest influences as they know how to produce great pop / dance music, play live and create a party atmosphere. They also produce brilliant videos for their hits. Klankarussell were also one of the inspirations that got me writing tracks and in particular, the tracks ‘Sonnentanz’ and ‘Netzwerk’, again great videos. Other influences include Chris Brown and tracks that feature Rich Gang and assorted rappers such as Tyga and Young Thug, just great street music.
Who did you grow up listening to and does that impact on what you create now?
I grew up listening to the all of types of music and styles from The Rolling Stones to Dance and Pop music, plus some classical composers like Beethoven. I believe all of these have had some form of influence on my writing/production nowadays.
How long have you been playing/writing?
Seriously about two years now, but it has moved up a gear or two in the last twelve months which has been reflected in radio plays.
How often do you play live?
It can be a struggle getting gigs for acts that are not traditionally guitar based but we finally have a line-up that works and have 2 or 3 in the pipeline, these include playing in a record shop which is I feel the purest way to get the music heard! Our first gig at the Riverside in Leeds went down very well.
What has been your favourite moment in music?
Being invited to London to have my music heard by a top A&R dept. That will always stay with me even though they decided not to sign at that time.
Where is the best place to find you online?
Links:
https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords
http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/
https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536
https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec
https://soundcloud.com/belgrave-road-records
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puczuTIE4nA

GET TO KNOW: Ginny Vee

When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I first got into music when I was about three years old. I got a small plastic Karaoke singing mike. My dad got it for me because he knew I liked singing. I used to sing Michael Jackson everywhere with it.
My dad always had a guitar in the house and would strum a bit. He also learned how to play piano as his mother (my Grandmother) was a music teacher. So I guess music has always been in the family.
I stole his guitar and tried to compose music with the help of my grandmother – who encouraged me; she was both a music teacher and an operatic singer -so was a huge influence on me when I was young.
I’ve been singing as long as I’ve been walking.
 
Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
My dad always played old cassettes especially when we travelled around Italy in our camper (that was our holidays). He played Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and a host of music from the 80’s and 90’s.
I guess I was exposed to all kinds of music. I was an only child and both parents were working so I spent a lot of time alone when not doing sports, so I listened to the radio in my bedroom – and that is unusual for an Italian kid. Now what is also unusual in Italy, is that I lived not far from Camp Derby; a huge American military base near Livorno. And there I could listen to American radio with a lot of American music influences. So rather than grow up on Italian music and songs – I grew up singing American and English songs – I guess that is why I prefer to sing in English. It had a such an impact on me, that now I only sing in English and have more of an English style to what I do.
 
How long have you been Singing/writing?
I’ve been singing since I was three and I wrote my first song when I was six years old – using my dad’s guitar. It was called “La Casa Bianca” – the white house. Not as in Trump’s new abode – but my perfect dream house which was… white.
I’ve been singing ever since and I’ve written and co written pop and even a song in the style of  Kizomba.
 
How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I toured with an Italian girl group  for about six years and we would do live cover shows all across Italy and Europe.
At the peak we did about 80 live shows a year – from small venues up to major radio tours; with up to fifteen thousand people .
Performing live is what it is all about for me. I’m now starting to build my own material and Give Me Dynamite is my first solo single, so I’m going to release a few more songs and then build a tour around them.
I hope to be getting back with live performances later in 2017 – but of course I hope to be doing a few live appearances with  Give Me Dynamite.
 
What has been your favourite moment in music?
It may not mean much outside of Italy – but in August 2014 I was asked to a do a duet with a legend in the Italian music world – Dodi Battaglia from the Italian super group Pooh.
When you get the chance to be on stage and sing a live duet with someone you grew up listening to on the radio, and having been to their concerts (The first convert I ever went to when I was eleven), it was really special. So far the favorite moment of my music career.
 
Where is the best place to find you online?
You can find me at www.ginnyvee.com – where I have my new single with all the different links to it, and all my social media links. There you can join me on this adventure.

Vita Chambers – Interview

We were really lucky to get the chance to have a chat with Vita Chambers who has been tipped as the next big thing in the UK.  Having toured with Justin Bieber in her native Canada, Vita Chambers is set to bring her North American success to UK shores with new double a-side ‘Fix You’/‘What If?’ At only 20 years old, Vita Chambers has already won over the hearts of her home nation in Canada and has a musical career to be admired, She was signed at 16 by Universal after contacting them on Myspace and at 17 years old, Chambers was thrown into the limelight when she was asked to open for Justin Bieber on his “My World” tour

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When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I’ve had a love affair with music for my whole life, but I took it seriously at 11 when i first started vocal lessons. Growing up I was fascinated by Queen, Cher and Tina Turner.

Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

So many artists inspired me. My father was feeding my Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Queen, and my Mum constantly played Tina Tuner, Elvis Presley, Black Box. All of those influences have definitely moulded me into the artist I am and still do.

How long have you been playing/writing?

I always wrote but “Fix You” was the first song I wrote on and officially released.

How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

I’m always performing and if I’m in your area I would love to meet you. You can find all of my tour dates on my website www.vitachambers.com

What has been your favourite moment in music?

Headlining my own tour.

Where is the best place to find you on-line?

Be apart of my journey on Instagram and Twitter. See you there 🙂 @vitachambers

You can check out the videos here:

‘Fix you’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjDre7EaHFQ

‘What If?’: http

Interview with Noah

Noah is set to release his brand new single “Keep On Movin” on 16th December in the UK under his new dance label, Icon Worldwide Music. Unsigned Interviews were lucky enough to have a chat with him about his upcoming single!

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1 – When did you the first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I always had an inclination for performing to music. I remember stringing Christmas lights and hanging blankets as curtains and lip syncing to vinyl records. I had a large collection of singles and albums which I alphanumerically cataloged. I was meticulous. It was always so exciting to get a new record.. to touch it, smell it and hold it tight in the car on the way home waiting to gently put the needle on the grooves. Wow!

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up listening to everything from Meatloaf to Madonna. I have so many imprints from all sort of sources that it is hard to nail down exactly where my influeneces come from.  My inspirations come from life… Death is too remote to understand. There are all sorts of simple and complex feelings and impulses inclusive of desire, fear, anger, confusion, serenity and feelings of love that summons the muse.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

My mom bought me a guitar when I was 11. My guitar teacher use to hit my fingers with a pen every time I made a mistake so I got rid of the guitar and teacher and my mom bought me piano. Much better. I trained in the Suzuki method which involved ear training. I avidiy started writing songs when I was 19 during my first year of university. All of the sudden, I was struck by an impulse to create and express…to write my own songs.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

I’m in talks now with a DJ from Holland and a booking agent in Canda about organizing a live tour. I’ve mainly been a studio recording artist, however with the imminent Billboard and Music Week Chart successes I am having to get on the road. It’s exciting and everyday I am more ready.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

There are too many great moments. My favorite moments are usually when I am songwriting, recording vocals, discovering harmonies, finding the right words. It’s euphoria, really.

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

Website: noah@noahmusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/noahmuzik

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Noah_Music

Youtube: www.youtube.com/iamnoahmusic