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Monday, 8 July 2013

Jeff Fiorentino - Addictive Reasoning

Hollywood Session Guitarist / Composer Jeff Fiorentino (ASCAP), Founder of
Well known for his catchy Rock and Blues guitar hooks and killer guitar sound. Jeff Fiorentino both writes custom guitar music for, and licenses his existing guitar music to, filmmakers, documentary makers, video game companies, internet radio, and television networks like MTV, ABC, NBC, and FOX.
Beyond writing and licensing music, Jeff Fiorentino is the founder and star of the show at, which offers a variety of guitar technique and songwriting/recording lessons geared mostly for the advanced and pro level guitarist. Visit Jeff Fiorentino's Official Site at
To license any of Jeff Fiorentino's music, or commission him to write music for your CD, Film, TV or Radio Show, or some other project, please visit either our licensing set here on SoundCloud at - OR the JFRocks Music Publishing main website at You may also simply send a private message directly to Jeff here on SoundCloud.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

John Frusciante - The Past Recedes

John Frusciante - The past recedes- Guitarist (1988-92; 1998-present) for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- He left the Chili Peppers in the middle of their tour for "Blood Sugar Sex Magik;" subsequently, he became addicted to heroin and nearly lost the battle. However, he checked into rehab and got clean, rejoining the Chili Peppers in time for "Californication" in 1999.
- Father works as a judge- Made a short film about his house called "Stuff" in 1993 with actor friend Johnny Depp and Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes. The film was shown on Dutch TV directly after an interview special John did for a Dutch TV channel in 1994. It featured slow-motion film of the inside of his house, over-dubbed music and John reading some of his poetry. It also featured a cameo by LSD hero Timothy Leary and "flower-arrangement" (according to the end credits) by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell.
- He has two brothers, Erik and Michael and two sisters, Anna and Lily.
- Paints and does yoga.
- Recorded a song called 'Height Down' with the late actor River Phoenix.
- His ex-girlfriend was Stella Schnabel, daughter of artist/director Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls), who provided the cover art for By The Way and took some of the promotional photo's.
- John admitted that he used the funds from his second solo album 
- Smile from the streets you hold - for drugs, which is why he is ashamed of it. He took the album off the market in 1998 and even has copies of it at home, which he never lets family or friends hear.
- Attended classes at the Musicians Institute of Technology.
- In the video of "Scar Tissue" he is driving the car. He doesn't have his licence and doesn't intend to get it.
- He released an internet album as a gift to his fans. It is available on his official website. It has been called by fans "From the sounds inside", while John never gave the album a name. When asked about "From the Sounds Inside" during an interview, he was confused as to what it was and had to be informed.
- He appeared on the Mars Volta album "De-loused in the commatorium" on the track "Cicatriz ESP"
- He will be releasing six new albums on "The Record Collection" label before the end of the year. The first of the six will be called "Will to Death".
- Is of Italian decent.- Once went to an audition for Frank Zappa's band at the age of seventeen, but left before he actually auditioned. He realised he wanted to be in a band where he could 'get girls and do drugs', and knew he wouldn't be able to do that if he was in Zappa's band.



Ellie Goulding - Burn

burn ellie gouldingNever likely to be one of those singers who is content just to turn up, lay down a main vocal part and leave, Ellie’s approach to writing and recording is, she admits, borderline obsessive – but then, anything less, she says, would be a waste of time. As her debut album, Lights, made so thrillingly clear, Ellie Goulding uses her voice as a texture in much the same way that a skilled instrumentalist would. It is a sound – in Ellie’s case, an utterly distinctive and unforgettable one – that can play as important a role in her songs as any other musical detail.

 The new record Halcyon describes a journey out of heartache and towards hope. It is almost as if you can hear Ellie’s psyche shrinking and then renewing, rebooting itself after two-and-a-half tumultuous years in her life: a Brit award, the release of Lights, love, loss, writer’s block, a new relationship, singing at the White House and at a certain spring wedding, a number one pop record that has done over 3m in America, confronting her doubts and fears, digging deep and locating her artistry again, returning to the countryside she grew up in and, in a converted barn, making a record that confirms her as one of this country’s most singular and compelling songwriters.

 Two such fans are a young couple who, in April 2011, were married in London and, for one of the few private moments the world allowed them on the day, approached Ellie and asked her to sing at the party they were holding following the wedding reception. It isn’t every day, of course, that a musician will stand on a stage as a pair of giant doors open, and watch pretty much the entire Royal Family advance into the room, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their head, ready to be entertained. But that is exactly what happened to Ellie and her band at Buckingham Palace when, after months of secret negotiations during which Ellie was sworn to – and maintained – her silence, she sang a selection of her own songs and cover versions (including tracks by Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and, inevitably, Elton John’s Your Song) for the newly-wed royals, and afterwards mingled with their guests.

Ellie’s success in America – her single, Lights, is still an immovable fixture in the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, after 35 weeks – has been another experience she finds it hard to describe. America has clearly got under her skin. “They embrace everything,” Ellie says. “They’ll take your biggest fault and turn it into something positive. And the work ethic in music over there isn’t like anything I’ve ever known. You get back to your hotel at one in the morning and someone will contact you and go, ‘Do you want to come over to the studio?’. So over you go, and there’s Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex there, and in the next-door studio. Everyone’s just hanging out, making music.” Capturing a period of profound change and transition in Ellie’s life, Halcyon is, despite the mournful nature of much of its inspiration, ultimately a redemptive album. Above all, it communicates the sense of a young musician poised on the cusp of new adventures, the war won (although, this being Ellie, it may turn out to be only a temporary truce), and lessons learnt.

When she says, “Loneliness has been the biggest influence on this record; I feel like what I do is lonely”, you want to give her a reassuring hug. But then Ellie will follow this with: “I still feel like there’s this force, pushing me to do this.” And you are reminded of precisely what it is that makes her so special: honest and self-aware enough to endure and acknowledge her propensity for what she herself calls “over-thinking”; brave enough to confront this and go into battle again; and possessed of a talent, and a voice, of such extraordinary power that, for all her vulnerability, you sense that, deep down, Ellie Goulding knows she is impregnable.

Friday, 5 July 2013

The Echelon Effect - Shoreline

the echelon effect - shorelineThe Echelon Effect came to life amid the long winter nights of February 2009, born from a burning desire to fall in love with music again. It started with a laptop and an idea: write a track, and make it huge. But one track became four, an EP that needed an audience. The tracks were posted on MySpace. And people began to listen.
‘Leaving It Behind’ was followed by two more EPs and remixes for The Appleseed Cast and City Breathing. Word spread, and the tracks began to attract positive reviews and gather airplay. What had begun as a way to stave off the dark and the cold had turned into something more.
The Echelon Effect’s debut full-length, ‘Reunion’, was the final part of a quartet of recordings that form ‘Wires and Tapes,’ an 141-minute sequential loop of tracks, each bleeding into the next and the last into the first. As a thank-you to the people who had been instrumental in the evolution of the Echelon Effect, fans were invited to record spoken statements about what home meant to them, which were incorporated into the album’s title track.
More remixes followed, for God Is An Astronaut, Codes In The Clouds, Our Ceasing Voice, Good Weather For An Airstrike and EVOLV among others. In March 2010 The Echelon Effect began work on ‘Mosaic’, their second full-length, featuring the addition of Steve T on drums, it was released on August 9th 2010.
Pushing forward a new project in which the entire year of 2011 is depicted in film. The audio to this being released throughout the year in four EP's. Part 1 was released on 18th April.

Ásgeir Trausti - King and Cross

asgier trausti - king and crossÁsgeir (born Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson in 1992) is an Icelandic solo singer whose music is described as melodic folk. He performs with his own band Ásgeir Trausti Band. He also plays guitar in the Icelandic band The Lovely Lion.
Ásgeir's debut album is Dýrð í dauðaþögn, the lead single from which, "Sumargestur", made number two on the Tónlist, the official Icelandic Singles Chart, followed up with the single "Leyndarmál" (six weeks at number 1 on Tónlist) and the title track "Dýrð í dauðaþögn" from the album (three weeks at #1 on Tónlist). His song "Hvítir skór" in collaboration with Blaz Roca stayed at the top of the Icelandic Singles Chart for 9 consecutive weeks in 2012 and 2013.

In November 2012, he was nominated for Icelandic Music Awards taking place in February 2013. He eventually won 4 awards: Best Album for Dýrð í dauðaþögn, Best Newcomer Artist.
In December 2012, the album Dýrð í dauðaþögn received the Icelandic Kraumur Awards.
In February 2013, he was a nominee for the Nordic Music Prize.Ásgeir_Trausti

Unicord Kid - Chrome Lion

Oliver Sabin,

also known as Unicorn Kid is a Scottish electronic music/chip music composer and musician from Edinburgh, educated at Leith Academy. When asked about the name of the act, Sabin states "There’s no real story behind the name, it just kind of came about and fitted in with the fun, magical nature of the music." Sabin has had a number of BBC Radio 1 appearances including an early live session on the Vic Galloway BBC Radio 1 show and a BBC Maida Vale Studios session for Rob da Bank.

Sabin first started writing electronic music when he was 15. By the time he was 16, Sabin started recording under the name “Unicorn Kid”. Emerging in 2007, Unicorn Kid helped spark the brief revival ofchiptune, a genre which involves making dance music using the sound chips from old game consoles. This was alongside such performers as Anamanaguchi, RushJet1 and Dubmood.

We Had Eaten All The Animals, And Bartered All The Jewels (with Talk to Animals) (December 2007) 
Sugarfest! - Five tracks (April 2008)
Lion Hat - 3 Track Double B Side (January 2009) (Euphonios) 
Wee Monsters - with B side 'Animal City'(July 2009) (Euphonios)
Pet Shop Boys - "Did You See Me Coming?" (Unicorn Kid mix) 12” Vinyl (July 2009) (Parlophone) 
Dream Catcher - Free Download (19 April 2010)(Ministry of Sound) 
"Wild Life" - Single (17 October 2010) (Ministry of Sound) 
Tidal Rave - EP (30 August 2011) (self-released)
I'm On One (Feat. Drake & DJ Khaled) - Remix (December 2011) (Self Released)
Pure Space - (April 2012) (3 Beat Records) Need U - (7 October 2012) (3 Beat Records) 
Feel So Real - EP - (6 January 2013)

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Natalia Kills - Saturday Night

Natalia Noemi Keery-Fisher was born in 15 August 1986 also known as Natalia Cappuccini, is an English singer-songwriter, actress, and director who performs under the stage name Natalia Kills. She released her debut album, Perfectionist, in 2011.

Kills confirmed that there are 13 tracks on the album.
  • "Controversy"
  • "Problem" 
  • "Saturday Night"
  • "Feel Myself"
  • "Boys Don't Cry"
  • "Rabbit Hole"
  • "Stop Me"
  • "Trouble"
  • "Marlboro Lights"
  • "Television"
  • "Daddy's Girl"
  • "Watching You"
  • "Devils Don't Fly"
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Lili K. - Interlude

Lili K. is the 21 year old songstress whose name is quickly popping up in the music world. Her smooth and sultry sound is countered well by her quirky and energetic live performances.

She began performing in her early years through church and elementary school choirs and started writing original music at the age of ten. Since then, she has built quite a repertoire of an original jazz/ neo-soul/ electronic-hip hop sound. Growing up in an artistic household in the city of Milwaukee, Lili learned to channel her emotions and combine her influences to create her individual sound. She graduated from Milwaukee High School of the Arts where she was trained in classical, opera, and jazz voice, and graduated in December of 2012 from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelors degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management.

Lili K. has performed at numerous events, including Summerfest and CMJ, and has performed alongside acts like Dwele, BJ The Chicago Kid, Chance The Rapper, etc. at reputable venues in the Midwest including The Metro and The Double Door. She has performed at SXSW in Austin, TX, to much acclaim. In July of 2011, Lili released her first project, a four song EP entitled 'A Prelude To Hello,' with composer Peter Cottontale. She has worked withThelonious Martin, Naledge, Sulaiman, MC Tree, and Chance The Rapper. On October 31st, 2012, Lili and Peter Cottontale released their second project 'Metal Petals.' All of her work had gotten outstanding reviews from sites such as Soul CultureEar MilkSoul BounceILLROOTSDeath and Taxes, etc. Lili K. will be releasing her upcoming project 'My Favorite Things' on July 1, 2013. She's a fresh face to the game with a modernly vintage sound; there is much more to come from this young vocalist.

Duke Dumont - Need U (100%)

Adam Dyment 

was born in 27 August 1982, better known by his stage name Duke Dumont, is a British DJ and music producer. He is best known for his number one hit "Need U (100%)" featuring A*M*E. He owns the record label Blasé Boys Club and has also used it as an alias for production. He has remixed a number of songs, including several which have charted in the United Kingdom.



Kavinsky - ProtoVision

Vincent Belorgey  

(born 1975), known as Kavinsky, is a French house artist whose production style is very reminiscent of the electro-pop film soundtracks of the 1980s. Kavinsky claimed in an interview with Angie Mendoza that his music is inspired by thousands of movies he watched as a young boy and that he has taken the good parts of them and put them into one concept. Kavinsky has been compared to many similar French house artists including Daft Punk and Danger and achieved more mainstream notability after his track "Nightcall" was featured in the 2011 film Drive.

Character History

Kavinsky is a character made by Vincent Belorgey that has a striking resemblance to Vincent himself but the backstory doesn't follow anything in Belorgey's history. Kavinsky's story is that after crashing his Testarossa in 1986, Kavinsky reappeared as a zombie in 2006 to make his own electronic music. Kavinsky's songs help tell the story of him and as Vincent claims in an interview, "Night Call, is just about the zombie guy [who] goes to his girlfriend's house and says okay I'm not the same, we need to talk." referring to Kavinsky going back to find his girlfriend after the crash who has already moved on with her life.

Kavinsky always wears the same pair of sunglasses for live shows!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Three White Horses

Andrew Wegman Bird

 is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in July 11 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, United States