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  • Fernando Triff

Weekly Discover #12

Welcome to the twelfth edition of "Weekly Discover"! We invite you to join us on a journey of electrifying auditory pleasures. This episode promises to take you on a mesmerizing musical odyssey that transcends genre boundaries and immerses you in a vivid tapestry of sonic escapades.

Our mission is to carefully curate the freshest and most exhilarating tunes, chosen meticulously to compose the perfect soundtrack for your daily adventures. By joining us on this musical expedition, you'll have the freedom to carve your own sonorous trail, explore emerging artists, rediscover virtuosos you may have missed, and uncover hidden talents.

Music is the universal language that unites us all. It acts as our compass through melodies that stir our emotions, rekindle memories, and inspire dreams. Whether you're drawn to infectious rhythms or poetic lyrics, "Weekly Discover" is your steadfast companion in the vast realm of music.

Come and join us on this rhythmic journey, where genres seamlessly blend, and discover the week's most exquisite musical treasures. Your harmonious voyage awaits, so let the exploration begin, and get ready to be swept away by an insatiable craving for more musical enchantment!

Eruption Artistique: Unleashing Real Rotterdam Rock n Roll & Art with "Ball&Chain (with The Smackbar)"

In the heart of Rotterdam, a non-commercial collective of artists has emerged, blending their love for alternative music and film to create something truly unique. Eruption Artistique, featuring The Smackbar, is not just a band; it's a movement that challenges the norm, representing art as a force for change and thought.

In this blog post, we delve into the details of their record "Ball&Chain (with The Smackbar)," exploring the band's origins, influences, notable achievements, and the artistic ethos that sets them apart.

Eruption Artistique draws inspiration from a rich tapestry of alternative rock spanning the 1960s to the 1990s. Their musical palette ranges from the timeless sounds of The Rolling Stones to the modern vibes of The Dandy Warhols.

The record "Ball&Chain (with The Smackbar)" was brought to life at Charlatan Studio in Rotterdam, under the guidance of producer Emil. The band's ethos is best encapsulated by their producer's description of the song: "as if the Dandy Warhols and the Stones' album Sticky Fingers had a bastard child." It's a testament to their desire to break away from conformity and create a unique blend of rock n roll.

The band's commitment to their craft is evident in the self-produced videos, offering a glimpse into the cool and creative world of the Eruption Artistique collective. "Eruption Artistique ft The Smackbar = Real Rotterdam Rock n Roll & Art" – A concise yet powerful statement that encapsulates the essence of the band.

"Ball&Chain" is more than just a song; it's a celebration of life, urging listeners to become the party and embody the spirit of joy and liberation. Eruption Artistique is more than a musical collective; it's a movement that challenges norms, embraces creativity, and brings together the realms of music and art. "Ball&Chain (with The Smackbar)" serves as a testament to their vision, inviting everyone to join the party and experience the joy of Real Rotterdam Rock n Roll & Art.

Fever Rouge Unleashes Electric Energy with Debut EP 'Can You See?'

Brighton-based alternative rock sensation Fever Rouge is on a mission to infect audiences with their devilish flair and electric energy. With a thriving presence in the South UK alternative rock scene, Fever Rouge's chaotic performances are leaving an indelible mark. In this blog post, we delve into their debut EP, 'Can You See?'—a sonic journey through high-energy anthems and introspective tunes that capture the essence of Fever Rouge's fiery first phase.

Fever Rouge's sound is a captivating fusion of funked-out Deftones, the indie conviction of the Stone Roses, King Krule-esque guitar tones, and the eerie soundscapes reminiscent of Radiohead. This eclectic blend sets the stage for a musical experience that defies expectations and invites listeners into the realm of Fever Rouge.

Released as their debut EP, 'Can You See?' encapsulates the band's dynamic energy and diverse influences. The sprawling piece features tracks that reflect the intensity of Fever Rouge's performances, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. 'Red Light Fever': An indie anthem born out of frustration, marked by gritty guitars buzzing like a chainsaw before unleashing a killer riff. A testament to the band's ability to channel raw energy into their music.

The year 2023 witnessed Fever Rouge's rise to prominence with notable performances at esteemed venues and events. From a sell-out show at The Amersham Arms in London to headlining at the Hope and Ruin in Brighton, their electrifying presence captivated audiences. Supporting bands like The Molotov and Noah and the Loners, and headlining at the iconic Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch, Fever Rouge cemented their place in the alternative rock scene.

Fever Rouge not only rocks the stage but also uses their music for a cause. The release celebration for 'Can You See?' doubled as a fundraiser for Medical Aid For Palestine, showcasing the band's commitment to making a positive impact beyond the music.

Fever Rouge's 'Can You See?' EP is a testament to their musical prowess, diverse influences, and their ability to command stages with infectious energy. As they continue to turn up the heat, Fever Rouge is poised to make waves in the world of alternative rock, leaving audiences craving more of their devilish flair.

The Cumberland River Project Unleashes the Blues Rock Heat with "Your Man"

Get ready to embark on a musical journey that transcends genres as The Cumberland River Project, led by the versatile Frank Renfordt, presents their latest release, "Your Man." This time, the project takes a departure from its country roots, delving into the sultry realms of blues rock. It's a musical fusion that's bound to set your senses on fire. Let's dive into the details of this hot release and explore the creative forces behind it.

At the helm of The Cumberland River Project is Frank Renfordt, a songwriter and producer with a knack for experimenting with musical styles. He takes on multiple roles in this project, contributing bass, rhythm guitar, and organ. Joining him are a group of talented musicians, including Simon Roell on drums, Dennis Renfordt on lead guitar, Dima Faustov on horns, and Jenny Sabi on backing vocals. The lead singer's name remains undisclosed for legal reasons.

Unlike traditional bands, The Cumberland River Project operates as a dynamic studio project with changing members, all orchestrated by the visionary Frank Renfordt. This approach allows for flexibility and creativity, letting each release take on a unique character. Known for his roots in Country and Americana, Frank Renfordt drew inspiration from 80s artists like Joe Cocker and Tina Turner for "Your Man." The result is a fusion of blues and rock that pays homage to the soulful sounds of the 70s and 80s.

While The Cumberland River Project is primarily a studio project, they've already made waves with airplay for their blues-infused tracks. The project is a testament to the power of studio creativity and musical exploration. In the true spirit of a collaborative project, each musician contributed their parts from the comfort of their own home studios. The magic happened in the hands of Frank Renfordt, who meticulously pieced everything together. The final touch came from mastering guru Eroc.

"Your Man" draws inspiration from the blues and soul music of the 70s and 80s, creating an atmosphere that transports listeners to the golden era of these genres. The project's ethos is rooted in the exploration of musical boundaries and the joy of creative collaboration.The track, spins a tale of a man trying to persuade a country girl to venture into premarital intimacy. It's a narrative wrapped in thumping blues rock beats and Renfordt's signature storytelling.

The Cumberland River Project's "Your Man" is a testament to the boundless creativity that comes from breaking musical barriers. With a nod to the blues and soul influences of decades past, this release marks a bold exploration into new sonic territories. Prepare to be immersed in the sultry soundscape crafted by this dynamic studio project, proving that the river of musical innovation flows freely in The Cumberland River Project.

Happy Duke Spreads Festive Joy with "Merry Christmas": A Genre-Defying Holiday Anthem

Step into the magical world of Happy Duke, Luton's rising star, as he ushers in the holiday season with the infectious cheer of his latest single, "Merry Christmas." Fresh from BBC Introducing airplay and recognition as one of the top three tunes of 2023 by Kerrie Cosh, Happy Duke's genre-bending RnB track is more than just a festive tune—it's a musical embrace that promises to warm hearts and create lasting memories.

Happy Duke's unique sound, influenced by jazz, pop, country, and gospel, takes center stage in "Merry Christmas." The blend of these diverse elements creates a tapestry of infectious energy and uplifting messages, making it the perfect soundtrack for cozy gatherings, family singalongs, and heartwarming moments under the mistletoe.

As the melody of "Merry Christmas" unfolds, it envelops listeners in a warm blanket of festive joy. The track encourages everyone to celebrate with loved ones and savor the simple pleasures of the season. Happy Duke's ability to create an emotional connection through music is on full display in this holiday anthem.

The track's infectious energy and uplifting message are sure to put a smile on every face, creating a feel-good atmosphere that lingers long after the last carol is sung. Happy Duke's signature style, characterized by his ability to seamlessly blend genres, is the driving force behind the track's universal appeal.

While Happy Duke has yet to grace the stage with live performances, "Merry Christmas" serves as a testament to his talent and passion. As the new year approaches, audiences can anticipate more genre-defying anthems and the opportunity to experience the magic of Happy Duke in person.

Happy Duke's "Merry Christmas" is not just a holiday tune; it's a celebration of diversity, joy, and the magic that music brings to our lives. With its genre-bending allure and infectious energy, the track invites everyone to join the Happy Duke celebration. As the single resonates across streaming platforms, Happy Duke is poised to make a significant impact in the music world. Embrace the festive spirit, press play, and let the joy of "Merry Christmas" brighten your holiday season.

William Sanford's Dive into the Abyss: Unveiling "Deep Mollusca"

Venture into the enigmatic world of William Sanford, an eclectic and electronic musician hailing from the NW Indiana/Chicago-land area. With influences spanning Downtempo, IDM, Ambient, Soundtrack, New Age, Video Games, Art Rock, and Prog, William's music transcends conventional genres. His latest offering, "Deep Mollusca," is a dark and immersive exploration into the depths of sound, reflecting his working-class roots and embracing a philosophy that is at times profound and, at others, delightfully irreverent.

William Sanford's musical odyssey is far from ordinary. Born from working-class roots, he remains firmly grounded in his origins while elevating his music to uncharted territories. His compositions, akin to an aging philosopher or a belligerent provocateur, showcase a dynamic range that defies monotony.

In his previous album, William took us on a psychedelic journey with "Boomer Vibes." However, "Deep Mollusca" plunges even further into the abyss, introducing us to The Faceless Protagonist and their encounters with mysterious creatures from the Mollusca phylum. The narrative unfolds with a leap of faith, exploring the abyssal depths where slimy comrades writhe and struggle, content with their lowly positions. Themes of struggle, contentment, and a relentless search for something more weave through the album.

William Sanford's sonic palette draws inspiration from a diverse array of artists, including Shpongle, Tyler the Creator, SOPHIE, Oneohtrix Point Never, Fever Ray, Electric Light Orchestra, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, and more. Beyond music, his influences span deep into the realms of natural world facts, podcasts like The Biologic, and the philosophical musings of Kierkegaard, Camus, Kafka, Hemingway, Anderson, and Melville.

"Deep Mollusca" is not just an album; it's a bizarre ritual beneath the waves. From marine snow to whale falls, encounters with sea angels and strange rituals, the album immerses listeners in a surreal underwater journey. Themes of sacrifice, floating on water, and questioning the meaning of existence echo through repeated mantras and chants.

William Sanford's "Deep Mollusca" is a testament to the boundless creativity that emerges when art meets philosophy, and music transcends genres. As we emerge from the depths, grappling with the struggles and adventures depicted in the album, we are left with a lingering question: "But what, what is up? Up from the floor?" William Sanford continues to redefine musical boundaries, inviting us to join him on an unforgettable sonic expedition. Dive into the abyss, embrace the ritual, and let "Deep Mollusca" guide you through a musical odyssey like no other.

INTERCONTINEN7AL Breaks Boundaries with "Lipstick On Your Collar": A Global Funk Odyssey

In a musical journey spanning four continents, INTERCONTINEN7AL delivers a driving, fast-paced funk number titled "Lipstick On Your Collar." Composed and recorded virtually across North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, this eclectic collaboration guarantees infectious grooves that transcend borders.

INTERCONTINEN7AL emerged in March 2020 during the global lockdown, uniting musicians from the disbanded local band Toast. Harnessing the power of the BandLab application, the band members discovered a new way to collaborate virtually. Inspired by the Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways concept, they embarked on a mission to involve musicians from every continent, marking the birth of INTERCONTINEN7AL.

With a sprawling ensemble, INTERCONTINEN7AL draws inspiration from a myriad of genres and artists, including Pearl Jam, Prince, Tool, and more. Their music spans heavy metal, pop, blues, funk, reggae, and even showtunes, showcasing the vast musical landscape cultivated by each member's unique influences.

Despite being a virtual band, INTERCONTINEN7AL has gained recognition through various media outlets, including features on the Tony Kornheiser Show and Australia's Ticker News. Their groundbreaking achievement of recording on all seven continents has earned them praise from critics globally.

Recorded virtually across four continents, "Lipstick On Your Collar" is a testament to the band's commitment to breaking musical boundaries. With primary production by Matt Smith, Marcin Nawrocki, and Rousevision, the track features a funky guitar composition by Matt Smith, enriched with vocals from Rieneke and instrumental contributions from musicians worldwide.

As the only band in history with original songs featuring contributions from all seven continents, INTERCONTINEN7AL invites listeners to embark on a journey through their unique blend of genres and global influences. "Lipstick On Your Collar" is not just a song; it's a testament to the power of music to connect us across borders and oceans.

BRDYNOTSORRY Breaks Free with "Too Late": A One-Man Musical Odyssey

In the realm of music creation, one artist stands alone, weaving intricate sonic tales with unmatched skill. Meet Diego, the sole force behind BRDYNOTSORRY, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and visionary who brings a unique blend of artistry to the world of electronic music.

Diego wears many hats - guitarist, bassist, drummer, vocalist - but his primary instrument is his Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). With over 15 years of production experience, Diego is a self-taught maestro, seamlessly blending his life experiences with his artistic prowess to create music that is both meaningful and enjoyable.

Unlike many artists who draw inspiration from specific influences, Diego takes a different route. He creates based on abstract forms, feelings, and concepts that converge into a musical journey. With a philosophy grounded in infusing life and art, BRDYNOTSORRY's creations transcend the boundaries of traditional genres.

"Too Late" explores Diego's past struggle with punctuality, revealing a tale of falling in love and realizing it's now too late to escape the heart's calling. The song carries a message of living freely, embracing life without reservations, and being unapologetically true to oneself.

The story behind "Too Late" takes an intriguing turn as Diego initially released the song under a different alias, only to delete it later due to what seemed like a good deal at the time. Now, with a sense of redemption, BRDYNOTSORRY brings back "Too Late" to right the wrongs and share this musical gem with the world.

The overarching ethos of BRDYNOTSORRY's musical journey is one of living freely and unapologetically. Diego encourages listeners to embrace the boundless freedom that music and life offer, celebrating the joy of self-expression without constraints.

TRAGEDY602 Unleashes Energetic Melodic Flare with "Live It Up"

In the dynamic realm of Alternative Hip Hop, American rapper Tragedy602 from Phoenix emerges as a distinctive voice, captivating audiences with his high-energy banger, "Live It Up." With a melodic flare that sets him apart, 602 is not just an artist; he's a force reshaping the landscape of contemporary Hip Hop.

Hailing from the scorching heat of Phoenix, 602 is a luminary in the Hip Hop community, weaving together introspective lyrics, avant-garde beats, and an enchanting stage presence. His musical journey is marked by a dedication to pushing boundaries and a refusal to conform to the mainstream.

Known for his mastery of words, 602 elevates his craft with a literary flare that paints vivid descriptions. Each lyric becomes a brushstroke, contributing to a canvas of emotions that immerses the audience in his world. Through this linguistic finesse, 602 stands out as a storyteller with substance.

602's music is not confined to a singular style. His rhythms are a fusion of lyrical melodies, hard-hitting percussion, and intricate samples, a testament to his refusal to be pigeonholed into a specific genre. This diversity of sounds enriches his music, adding layers of depth and complexity.

In an industry often bound by conventions, 602 takes on the role of a musical rebel. His art challenges the status quo, redefining what it means to be a Hip Hop artist in the contemporary scene. With "Live It Up," 602 invites listeners to break free from norms and embrace the unconventional.

602 leaves an indelible mark on the Alternative Hip Hop community, captivating listeners with a compelling tale and avant-garde music. His ability to infuse energy into every beat, coupled with his willingness to experiment, cements his legacy as an artist who refuses to be confined by boundaries.

As "Live It Up" echoes through the airwaves, 602 stands tall as a Phoenix rising above the norm. His melodic energy, coupled with his fearless artistic expression, promises a musical journey that goes beyond the expected. In the world of 602, Hip Hop becomes a canvas, and every beat is a stroke of rebellion against the ordinary.

Unveiling the Sonic Dreamscape of NIGHTIME: A Nocturnal Journey Through "Animals"

In the dimly lit corners of the music realm, NIGHTIME emerges as a sonic enigma, crafting a sound that defies categorization and invites listeners into a realm of emotional introspection. The ethereal tracks, such as "Animals" and "Measurements," serve as gateways into the world of NIGHTIME, best experienced during the restless, late hours when the mind is most susceptible to introspection.

Meet Johnny, the visionary force behind NIGHTIME. From writing and recording to live instrumentation and final production, Johnny steers the ship. Accompanied by Jason on drums and Joe on bass during live performances, the trio converges to manifest the ineffable soundscape that defines NIGHTIME.

NIGHTIME's inception took root when Johnny migrated from Los Angeles to Chicago. Through the digital tendrils of the internet, he connected with Jason and Joe, both on the lookout for a new musical endeavor. Thus, NIGHTIME sprouted, with Jason and Joe becoming integral components of the live embodiment of this enigmatic musical entity.

Each NIGHTIME track is an auditory canvas painted with the hues of nature. "Animals," in particular, draws inspiration from the sound of rain and thunder. The dreamy synthesizers emulate ambient rainfall, while the reverberating guitar distortion mirrors the force of thunder and lightning—a sonic storm that cuts through the night sky.

"Animals" beckons the listener into a nocturnal dreamstate, a subconscious realm cloaked in a cloudy and hallucinatory framework. Through the dreamy synths and reverberating distortions, NIGHTIME weaves an immersive tapestry that invites introspection and exploration of the mind's mysterious depths.

As NIGHTIME's hypnotic sounds continue to resonate, "Animals" becomes more than a track—it is an invitation to explore the unseen, to venture into the dreamscapes woven by NIGHTIME's sonic tapestry.

HELLRAIZER's "The Battle Within": A Sonic Odyssey of Redemption and Resilience

American rapper HellRaizer unveils his eighth studio album, "The Battle Within," on June 3, 2023, immersing listeners in a profound and introspective journey through life's struggles and the pursuit of inner peace. With an authentic narrative and raw lyricism, HellRaizer crafts an album that serves as a testament to the human spirit's ability to overcome adversity.

At the helm of HELLRAIZER is Jeremy Moore, a versatile vocalist and rapper. Moore, the driving force behind the project, embarked on his musical journey around 2000, and through the years, his artistic evolution has culminated in the creation of "The Battle Within."

"The Battle Within" is not just an album; it's a concept, a chronicle of personal triumph over life's hardships. Each track weaves a narrative thread, threading through the fabric of poverty, addiction, and abuse. The opening salvo, "Long Story Short," sets the tone for the album, offering a powerful and honest account of HellRaizer's life experiences.

Recorded within the confines of Jeremy Moore's home studio, "The Battle Within" takes shape, a testament to the DIY ethos that defines HELLRAIZER. Moore, the sole architect, molds and sculpts the album, infusing each track with personal depth and artistic integrity.

The album's ethos encapsulates the battles waged in the trenches of life, from struggles with family and relationships to the relentless pursuit of success amidst financial challenges. "The Battle Within" is a sonic mirror reflecting the multifaceted nature of existence.

While each track in "The Battle Within" contributes to the overarching narrative, "Long Story Short" and other lead tracks serve as focal points. These songs unravel the layers of HellRaizer's journey, revealing the scars, mistakes, and lessons learned on the path to self-discovery.

As "The Battle Within" resonates through speakers, it becomes more than an album—it's an invitation to join HellRaizer on an odyssey of redemption and resilience. The battles fought within each lyric, each beat, remind us that, even in the face of adversity, there's a melody waiting to be discovered, a rhythm to guide us towards inner peace.


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