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Rising Star #15

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Hello music lovers and curious minds! We are excited to announce the upcoming event, "Rising Star 15." This event will display the talents of new artists from different parts of the world, each showcasing their unique style of music.


We have carefully selected a diverse lineup of performers that promises to take you on a journey of musical exploration. Their performances will tell stories of triumph over adversity, love, devotion, and the transformation of aspirations into harmonious notes. These artists have faced challenges with determination and resilience, and their melodies invite us to join them on their journey.


In this ongoing series, we will reveal the brilliance of these exceptional artists, offering a glimpse into the inspiration behind their music and the paths they have taken to bring their art to life. Through their music, they bridge cultural and geographical boundaries and unite people, even in the face of division.


"Rising Star 15" is not restricted to any genre of music. It caters to those who seek to be moved by music that resonates with their soul. Whether you prefer a particular style or seek melodies that touch your deepest emotions, this event has something for everyone.


Get ready for an exhilarating experience where innovation reigns supreme, and harmony brings us together. The stage is set, and the artists are ready to captivate you. Let the symphony begin!


Greetings, music enthusiasts and curious minds alike! We are thrilled to unveil the upcoming chapter of excitement in the form of "Rising Star 145" This extraordinary event showcases a constellation of burgeoning talents from various corners of the world, each one adding their unique hue to the canvas of music.


Our devoted efforts in assembling a thoughtfully crafted lineup have borne fruit, promising an immersive auditory voyage that transcends geographical borders and embraces the tapestry of humanity's many stories. Diverse cultures, genres, and viewpoints converge to forge an unforgettable musical experience.


Embedded within each performance is a narrative of triumph over adversity, the resonance of affection, the fervor of devotion, and the transformation of aspirations into harmonious notes. The artists you'll encounter have surmounted challenges with tenacious resolve, and their melodies extend an invitation for all of us to partake in their extraordinary odysseys.


In this ongoing series, we peel back the curtain and unveil the brilliance of these exceptional artists, offering a glimpse into the wellsprings of their ingenuity and the labyrinthine paths they tread to realize their art. Their music serves as a bridge that spans limitations, forges connections, and knits hearts together even in the face of division.


"Rising Star 15" isn't confined by the borders of genre allegiance; it's a feast for those whose allegiance lies in the stirring of the soul. From those who embrace particular strains to those who crave melodies that stir their innermost depths, this event serves an array of emotions, philosophies, and narratives. Prepare to embark on this exhilarating escapade where innovation reigns supreme, and harmony binds us all. The platform is prepared, and the artists stand ready to leave you spellbound. Let the symphony commence!


Diving into Raw Authenticity: Lucifers Beard's "Frog Class"

In a world dominated by trends and pressures to "make it big," there's a refreshing voice that stands apart from the noise, a voice that comes straight from the heart. Enter Lucifers Beard and his record "Frog Class" – a musical endeavor driven by pure honesty and a passion for self-expression.


A one-man band, analog lover, music producer, and mixing engineer, Lucifers Beard (also known as Chris Barnes) creates music that defies categories and expectations. With a firm belief in letting go of culture and restrictive associations, he embraces the freedom to express himself authentically from his studio.


The heart of "Frog Class" lies in its unwavering dedication to genuine self-expression. Chris Barnes crafts his music without the intention to cater to trends or follow mainstream expectations. He's not chasing fame or fortune; he's simply letting his heart guide his creative process. This honest approach breathes life into his music, making it a personal and resonant experience for listeners.


As you immerse yourself in the sounds of "Frog Class," you'll feel the sincerity radiate through each note. Chris Barnes' refusal to conform to industry pressures results in a track that's rich in emotion and genuine storytelling. He's not striving for awards or accolades; he's simply sharing his truth.


In a world where authenticity can be rare, Lucifers Beard shines brightly. "Frog Class" is a testament to the beauty of the music created from the heart, a reminder that the most profound stories are often the ones that come from a place of raw honesty. So, embrace the journey, let the melodies wash over you, and experience the power of music that's made for the love of the craft.

Embarking on a Dreamscape Journey with Jay Roecker's "Mi Amor (I Had a Dream)"

In the vast realm of music, where creativity knows no bounds, emerges an artist whose journey is as diverse and captivating as his melodies. Jay Roecker, a name that resonates with innovation and musical exploration, is set to take the world by storm with his latest single and video release, "Mi Amor (I Had a Dream)." As we delve into his musical story, we uncover a trail of dedication, evolution, and a unique blend of genres.


Jay Roecker's artistic evolution took flight in January 2012 when he embarked on a journey with "Members Only," a band that initially paid homage to the iconic 80s era with their cover performances. However, their destiny quickly shifted towards crafting original compositions that would soon resonate with audiences on a profound level. Through relentless dedication and unwavering passion, Jay transformed his musical aspirations into reality.


The culmination of Jay Roecker's artistic endeavors manifested in his album "Electronic Symphonic." A masterful fusion of genres ranging from rock and country to pop and dance, this album serves as a testament to Jay's willingness to explore new sonic territories. The album's standout single "Pour On Me" and its mesmerizing remixes made an indelible mark, soaring to the top 10 of the UK Music Week Commercial Pop Club Chart and securing spots on the US New Music Weekly Top 40 and Hot 100 Charts.


Jay Roecker's roots trace back to Fort Worth, Texas, where he nurtured his musical prowess through church choirs, competitions, and theatrical performances. With a degree from UNT in Denton, Texas, Jay's path led him to the heart of the music industry as the National Manager of Artist Partnerships for the Radio Disney Network, where he orchestrated successful concert tours and championed emerging talents like Hilary Duff, The Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus.


As "Mi Amor (I Had a Dream)" captivates listeners with its bilingual charm and futuristic allure, Jay Roecker's musical journey continues to unfold. With a spirit unbound by genres and a passion that drives him to explore uncharted sonic territories, Jay invites us all to embark on a musical expedition that traverses time, language, and emotions. His music, a tapestry of experiences, aspirations, and dreams, stands as a testament to the power of creativity and the universal language of melodies.

Unveiling BLENKO: A Deeper Dive into the Captivating Record "Through Your Teeth"

In the realm of music, evolution is the lifeblood of creativity. The willingness to explore uncharted territories and break free from the familiar often results in the most remarkable musical endeavors. Such is the case with BLENKO, the dynamic force behind the band 'Anna's Bones,' who is now embarking on an enthralling solo journey. With her debut single "Through Your Teeth," BLENKO has already sent shockwaves through the industry, leaving a trail of anticipation for her forthcoming solo EP. Let's delve into the captivating world of BLENKO and the mesmerizing record "Through Your Teeth."


BLENKO, also known as Rebecca Simmonds, has carved her path in the music scene with an undeniable energy that has resonated deeply with listeners. As the former frontwoman of 'Anna's Bones,' she's no stranger to making waves. However, her solo career represents a new chapter, an exploration of her unique artistic identity. Hailing from Manningtree, Essex, BLENKO has already etched her name in the industry's narrative, having been featured on noteworthy platforms such as BBC Introducing Essex and Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music Introducing Mixtape.


At the core of BLENKO's debut single "Through Your Teeth" lies an intricate blend of her distinctive style, the musical prowess of producer Michael Hemmings (frontman of Low Lying Sun), and a narrative that speaks to the heart of modern complexities. The song captivates with its no-nonsense bass lines, BLENKO's unmistakable vocals, and her compelling songwriting.


"Through Your Teeth" isn't just a song; it's a journey through the human experience. With an uncanny ability to channel dry humor, BLENKO crafts lyrics that navigate the ever-evolving dynamics of our lives. The track tugs at the strings of nostalgia, reminding us of the simpler joys of bygone days while acknowledging the intricate challenges of the present. In its essence, the song encapsulates the yearning for genuine connections and the significance of unfiltered communication.


In a musical landscape constantly seeking innovation, BLENKO shines as an artist who dares to traverse unexplored avenues. Her debut single "Through Your Teeth" isn't just a song; it's an invitation to step into her world, to experience the raw emotions she weaves into her music, and to embrace the power of honest expression. As the anticipation builds for her upcoming EP, one thing is sure: BLENKO is poised to make an indelible mark on the musical tapestry, and listeners around the world are eagerly waiting to join her on this enchanting journey.

Embracing the "flame." of Melanie Pierce: A Journey Through Music and Emotion

In the heart of Detroit, MI, a musical gem has been quietly weaving melodies that resonate with the soul. Meet Melanie Pierce, an independent singer/songwriter whose journey through the indie/folk/pop/alternative soundscape has been nothing short of enchanting. With a passion for crafting emotive stories through her music, Melanie is gearing up to release her latest single "flame." – a heartfelt exploration of self-discovery and empowerment.


For three years, Melanie Pierce has been carving her unique path in the music industry. From the moment she released her debut notes into the world, her distinctive voice and poetic lyricism captivated listeners, establishing a connection that transcends the confines of genres. As she prepares to unveil her first single from an upcoming EP, Melanie's journey continues to unfold with "flame."


"Flame" is poised to ignite the music industry. A single that resonates deeply with anyone who's faced the tough decision of walking away from what doesn't belong, "flame." is a testament to Melanie's ability to transform raw emotions into melodies that tug at the heartstrings. With a theme centered on recognizing one's worth and finding strength in letting go, "flame." is set to ignite conversations and introspection.


Melanie's musical journey isn't confined to mere notes; it extends to the pages of numerous publications and the airwaves of UK radio stations, where her single "Your Grave" resonated with listeners. Eager to connect with her audience, Melanie ventured into the world of social media, launching her series "Music On Social Meads." Through TikTok and other platforms, she not only shares her music but also fosters a genuine connection with her growing fan base.


As we eagerly await the release of the upcoming release of her EP, "Stir Crazy," Melanie Pierce stands as an embodiment of the power of music to convey the most profound feelings. Her lyrical prowess, melodious compositions, and genuine connection with her audience promise a journey filled with introspection, empowerment, and the magic of storytelling.

Embracing the Sounds of Summer: Dan Szyller's Captivating Record "Summer Kiss"

As the sun sets on one season and ushers in another, the magic of music has the power to encapsulate the essence of fleeting moments, to etch memories in melodies, and to celebrate life's vibrant tapestry. Dan Szyller, a Brazilian independent musician based in France, understands this intimately, and his latest track "Summer Kiss" is a heartfelt celebration of the joys of summer, blending post-rock vibes with a touch of 70s nostalgia. Let's dive into the world of Dan Szyller and his entrancing record "Summer Kiss."


"Summer Kiss" isn't just a song; it's a portal to the warm embrace of summer's delights. With its post-rock and 70s influences, the track takes listeners on a nostalgic journey, evoking feelings of freedom, joy, and the simple pleasures that define the sun-soaked months. This musical masterpiece captures the spirit of summer, where each note is like a sunbeam and every chord resonates with the laughter of carefree days. It's a reminder that music has the remarkable ability to transcend time and space, allowing us to relive our favorite seasons whenever we choose.


The roots of Dan Szyller's musical journey can be traced back to his earliest years when a deep love for music took hold. Inspired by iconic artists such as The Doors, Iron Maiden, King Crimson, and Pink Floyd, Szyller's influences span a wide spectrum of genres, each contributing to his distinctive sound. His experiences as an immigrant, living in countries like the US, France, and Israel, have undoubtedly shaped his musical perspective, infusing his compositions with a worldly wisdom that resonates with listeners on a profound level.


Szyller's debut album, "The Celestial Immigrant," is a testament to his creative prowess and dedication to his craft. The album has garnered high praise from both critics and listeners alike. Described as ambitious and fascinating, it showcases Szyller's imaginative songwriting and impeccable musicianship. With tracks that take listeners on a journey through emotions, memories, and life's intricacies, the album is a kaleidoscope of sound and sentiment.


"Summer Kiss" marks an exciting transition for Dan Szyller, as it sets the stage for his upcoming endeavors. As the last video clip before his new single, it's a bridge between the past and the future, encapsulating the nostalgia of "The Celestial Immigrant" while also hinting at the fresh musical horizons he's set to explore. So let's embrace the sounds of summer and join Dan Szyller on his musical voyage, where every note is a brushstroke painting the vivid portrait of life itself.

Exploring the Musical Cosmos: Moon and Aries' "Blurred Vision"

In a world where music transcends boundaries and genres, the dynamic duo Moon and Aries emerges as a captivating force, creating an ethereal fusion of Electro Pop, Cinematic Synth Pop, and Trip-Hop. Comprising the creative talents of German composer and producer Tom Aries alongside Canadian writer and singer Jordana Moon, the duo introduces us to their mesmerizing universe through their record "Blurred Vision."


Their musical journey began with their debut album "The Arrival" in 2022, featuring a collection of nine enchanting tracks. Following that, they graced the musical scene with the "Paradise" EP, a five-song sensation that carried the essence of a sun-soaked summer. The year 2023 marked the release of their groundbreaking 9-song concept album, "Break The Matrix," which delved deep into themes of transcendence and self-discovery.


"Blurred Vision" is more than just a song – it's a philosophical journey. With a pulsating beat and a magnetic melody, the song explores the concept of gaining clarity through surrender. In a world where the vastness of the universe remains impossible to comprehend entirely, even a fleeting glimpse can reveal infinite stories. The track beckons listeners to transcend the confines of their visual perception and delve into the boundless wisdom that comes from embracing pure existence.


As Moon and Aries aptly put it, "Blurred Vision" is an invitation to experience truth beyond the boundaries of what our eyes can perceive. It is a celebration of the beauty found in surrendering to the unknown, a tribute to the idea that the universe is far more complex and mysterious than we can ever fathom.


In a world where music often mirrors the complexities of life, Moon and Aries' "Blurred Vision" stands as a reminder that the journey of discovery is an ongoing process. As we await the release of their forthcoming theme song album, "Resolutions and Revolutions," in Spring 2024, the duo continues to inspire us to look beyond the surface and explore the endless possibilities that lie within the blurred lines of existence.

Reviving Rockabilly Roots: Derek Lee Goodreid's "All Or Nothing"

Get ready to be transported back in time to the golden era of Rockabilly with Derek Lee Goodreid's electrifying track, "All Or Nothing." Drawing inspiration from the timeless classic "Mystery Train," this anthem is a mesmerizing blend of nostalgic charm and contemporary twist that will have you tapping your feet and singing along in no time.


You gotta check out Derek Lee Goodreid's music if you're into Rockabilly. His voice is so smooth and his rhythm is on point. He brings a whole new energy to the super-inspiring genre. "All Or Nothing" is a jam that'll make you wanna go after your dreams with everything you've got. It's all about taking risks and following your heart without fear. Trust me, listening to it will remind you of how good it feels to take a chance and chase your passions.


The song's heartbeat is a tribute to Rockabilly roots, expertly blending twangy guitars, infectious bass lines, and a distinctive drum shuffle. Derek's dedication to preserving the authenticity of the genre shines through, creating a sound that resonates with both die-hard Rockabilly enthusiasts and modern music aficionados.


Derek Lee Goodreid, hailing from Western Australia, is not only a gifted musician but also an anthem writer. With "All Or Nothing," he shares his philosophy about life and dreams through a captivating melody. The song's infectious rhythm lingers, urging you to break free from your comfort zones and dive headfirst into your passions.


So, if you're in search of an exhilarating musical experience, look no further than Derek Lee Goodreid. His powerhouse vocals, infectious melodies, and genuine passion for authentic Rockabilly roots will leave an indelible mark on your musical soul. Get ready to turn up the volume and embark on a thrilling journey through time and sound with "All Or Nothing." Be prepared to have your love for Rockabilly rekindled and your adventurous spirit set free. Get ready to rock and roll with Derek Lee Goodreid's "All Or Nothing"!

Unveiling Emotions: The Candy Republic's "I Do Not Write Love Songs"

Hello, music aficionados! Today, we're diving into the vibrant world of The Candy Republic, a band that's making waves with their unique blend of indie pop rock, subversion, and punk rock cool. Their latest release, "I Do Not Write Love Songs," is an intricately woven masterpiece that takes listeners on an emotional rollercoaster, exploring themes of yearning, isolation, and the complexities of love. Join us as we uncover the soul-stirring essence of The Candy Republic and its captivating record.


"I Do Not Write Love Songs" is not just a song; it's an immersive experience. The track is ingeniously divided into two distinct parts, each offering a unique perspective on the theme of emotional connection. The first part unfolds as a beautiful and melodic ballad, delving into the yearning for a genuine relationship. With vulnerable lyrics and a haunting melody, it captures the idea that some individuals may feel immune to the allure of love.


The journey takes an exhilarating turn as the second part explodes into an anthemic crescendo. It becomes an uplifting cry for emotional connection, resonating with those who have experienced the anguish and isolation that often accompany the struggle to maintain fundamental relationships. A soaring Ebow guitar solo tugs at heartstrings, while an infectious riff ignites the senses. The result is an anthem that speaks to the heartbroken yet unyielding romantics.


Hailing from Devon, UK, The Candy Republic infuses their music with an innovative blend of indie pop rock, analog synthesizers, beats, and samples, all brought to life through their energetic live performances. The band's influences range from the iconic Velvet Underground and David Bowie to the electronic nuances of Kraftwerk and the punk rock coolness of Sonic Youth.


In a world where music serves as a mirror to our emotions and experiences, The Candy Republic's "I Do Not Write Love Songs" stands as a testament to the power of artistic expression. It invites us to explore our emotional landscapes while celebrating the beauty of vulnerability and connection. So, let's join hands with The Candy Republic and revel in their musical tapestry, where each note is a brushstroke painting the canvas of our shared human journey.

Unveiling Reality Through Sound: [SAMPLE_TEXT]'s "Poverty Dream"

In a world brimming with musical trends and formulaic compositions, there emerges a refreshing gust of authenticity – [SAMPLE_TEXT] and their record "Poverty Dream." This Anchorage-based band is on a mission to transcend the mundane, ignite emotions that spring from genuine experiences, and create music that resonates with the core of human connection.


Led by Reece Caldwell on vocals and guitar, Tyler Farrell on drums, and Jacob Marsh on bass, [SAMPLE_TEXT] is a union born from the serendipitous fusion of kindred artistic spirits. Anchorage, Alaska, serves as the backdrop where these musicians found each other, their diverse backgrounds and shared influences coalescing into a unique sonic journey.


A pivotal cornerstone of [SAMPLE_TEXT]'s philosophy is their unwavering dedication to authenticity. Rejecting the allure of trends, they plunge into their music-making process with a determination to stay true to their artistic instincts. Their influences read like a tapestry woven with threads of experimental punk, grunge, post-punk, and contemporary artists, all anchored by a love for harmonically rich, noisy, and rhythmically unconventional sounds.


At the core of the record is the eponymous single, "Poverty Dream." Reece Caldwell's poignant lyrics unravel the dissonance between the world portrayed in advertisements and the harsh realities of poverty and struggle. The chorus slyly skewers the gaslighting of mobile ads that paint a picture far removed from the struggles many face. The song is a mirror held up to the absurdity, the insanity, and the manipulation embedded in consumer culture.


So, dear reader and listener, if you seek music that's more than just a melody – if you long for sounds that tell stories of reality and evoke emotions unfettered by facades – then [SAMPLE_TEXT]'s "Poverty Dream" beckons. It's a sonic journey that transcends the boundaries of trend, a testament to the power of genuine expression in an era defined by artifice.

Exploring Emotional Landscapes with Memoria D'Elefante's "Guerra a 2"

Greetings to all music enthusiasts! Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to the captivating world of Memoria D'Elefante, a Portuguese rock singer-songwriter whose music is a profound expression of emotions and life's journey. His latest single, "Guerra a 2," invites us to immerse ourselves in an introspective and soothing soundscape that resonates with the essence of alternative rock. Join us as we dive into the realm of Memoria D'Elefante and his evocative record, "Guerra a 2."


Hailing from Portugal, Memoria D'Elefante is more than just a musical moniker; it's an embodiment of over five decades of emotions, experiences, and profound reflections on the essence of life itself. His music serves as a bridge between the artist's soul and the listener's heart, creating an intimate connection that transcends language and cultural boundaries.


"Guerra a 2" isn't merely a song; it's an emotional journey woven through the fabric of alternative rock. Drawing inspiration from Tolstoy's "War and Peace," the single encapsulates the intricacies of human relationships and the battles that often take place within them. The track's introspective nature invites listeners to explore their emotional landscapes while being guided by Memoria D'Elefante's melodic storytelling.


Memoria D'Elefante's music is a harmonious fusion of various styles within the alternative rock genre. His artistry defies categorization, weaving together elements of rock, emotion, and lyrical depth. The result is a rich and layered sound that invites listeners to lose themselves in the music, contemplate their own experiences, and find solace in the melodies.


In the tapestry of music, Memoria D'Elefante's "Guerra a 2" is a thread woven with introspection, emotion, and a deep understanding of the human experience. As the song's melodies resonate and its lyrics unfold, we're reminded of the power of art to connect us, heal us, and remind us that we're all engaged in our wars and feelings of peace. So let's embrace the music of Memoria D'Elefante, as it guides us through the labyrinth of emotions and leads us toward moments of reflection and clarity.



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