Sunday, October 26, 2014

Union Attempt



This duo of dark wave/synth pop is the next hot thing in the underground scene. I first heard about them through a friend from Mexico (Audio Graphic) who I’ve had the pleasure working with, on a few of my own projects. The first song I remember them covering was an 80’s classic “Fade To Grey” by Visage. I instantly fell in love with them and haven’t stopped listen to them ever since. They went on to do another great cover of “Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order. Since then they’ve released a few singles like “Abuse Me” , “The Great Commandment”, “France” and my favorite “Military Fashion Show”  they do have other song but why just list them. I will add their FaceBook and other sites where you can take a listen yourself. They are working on releasing their album soon, and I as a fan can’t wait for it. If there are any fans out there reading this what would you like to know about the Union Attempt? I’ve been in touched with one of the band members and we’re in talks about doing an interview. Make sure you leave a comment with your questions.


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Monday, June 2, 2014

Confession - RAV3N


When writing the lyrics, I wrote them as if I was writing to my ex. We often don't understand why people change and why the relationship ended. It took me 4 years to understand what we had and why it ended. Since then I've moved on and this song is the closing chapter to our story. 

Confession is a single off my upcoming album titled Rav3n's Confession. This will be my second album I release. This time around I talk about my personal life, like my past relationships, my sexual fantasies, lust, and dreams. The album was set to release in September of 2013 but did not. I feel that sometimes it's best to take your time in doing what you love, to have a great product at the end.

Along with Confession I've released 3 other singles 2 of which are from the new album. You can preview and download my singles on ITunes, Amazon, Spotify Nokia, and another digital music store there is. 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

La Neige En Plein Été - Edmond


Edmond is known for his electro pop sound, but this time around he went a different route. Although it's not what we're use to, it still has the Edmond touch to it. This R&B album was dedicated to his grandparents that past away earlier this year. Things are looking up for Edmond and I had the pleasure to interview him once again. It wasn't so much of an interview, but more like 2 old friends catching up. I have to say that at the time he released this album I was going through my own personal thing and it was like this album was the theme song of my life at that moment, if that makes any sense. I love his cover of BANG BANG by Nancy Sinatra, I must say he's done a few covers and he's done them very well. With that being said here is the interview.

RAV3N: Edmond it's been a long time we've had a sit down and an update with your music, what have you been up to lately?

EDMOND: I was quite busy promoting my new album "la neige en plein été" that was released on the 14th of February. It has been released in both physical and digital format. 5 music videos have been made out of this album and 8 tracks from this 10-track album are already in the top ten of spottily! I'm so glad and thankful. I didn't think it would be such a success!

RAV3N: Why didn't you expect that much success?

EDMOND: Because it's a really different album from the former ones. It's a lot more like revealing myself a lot more. The type of music is also different. I mainly do electropop but, for this one I wanted more of low-tempo, r&b songs... I thought my audience would be disappointed because it wouldn't be what they expected to. I had really positive feedback, and people told me they still could find my "touch" in it even if the music style is different. What about you? what do you think of "la neige en plein été" (I'll play the blogger hihihihi).

RAV3N: I personally love it, I think you and I think very similar in trying something different and also going through a rough patch, so to see this side of you I loved it from the start. Can we talk about what inspired you to do this album a bit?

EDMOND: I understand. You know that my music is a reflection of my life and feelings too as for the inspiration, and like I said it on the CD booklet, this album is dedicated to my lost loves and to my grand fathers. I went through a lot lately but I'm glad at the same time that it helped me in creating this album. What will always inspire me is love and all the aspects it can have.

RAV3N: Now the song And U Go is that about an old lover who left you?

EDMOND: Yep it was my first and true love. I often talk about him like on the song "Stay By My Side" I also wrote about him on the song "Anonyme" from my deut album "Outrageous". He´ll always be in my heart and my songs.

RAV3N: Interesting would love to hear that love story but we'll leave that for another time lol.

EDMOND: Let's keep a little bit of secret.

RAV3N: I saw you were running for best French artist in Barcelona, Spain (which i voted) how did that go?

EDMOND: Actually, it all started back in 2012. This french radio in Barcelona, Spain was just starting. I sent them some demos and they loved it. We had various interviews together and I even won in the best artist of the year 2012 for the Barcelona french awards. They're doing it again so they asked me to be part of the selected for the awards. We even had a professional photo shoot! it was real fun! You can vote here:
http://www.frenchawards.com/event/1135/ Let's cross fingers so that I can be artist of the year this year again! I also was contacted by a TV in Brooklyn, NY because they want to broadcast the music video of "To The Top" from my triple album "Edoprod 10th anniversary".

RAV3N: Well the best of luck to you on that.

EDMOND: Thanks, I really hope it'll work out! I really want to do my best to represent France here in Spain!

RAV3N: Will you be performing live anytime soon and will you do any numbers from your new album if so?

EDMOND: I'm not thinking about performing live for the moment. I have a lot to do so I can't concentrate on this and I don't think the last album is a one to perform live. It would be too emotional for me. Let's wait for the next one! so far, I've released 16 singles (http://open.spotify.com/user/edmondedoprod/playlist/68zbrC87HsLgttL25TfrrO)

RAV3N: Have you started working on new music for the next album?

EDMOND: I have some titles already finished, but I always take a lot of time to make the final selection for a new album. No hurry!

RAV3N: That is great hear, well you also got to give this new album a good run as well, an artist job is never done. Are there any other project your fans should be looking out for?

EDMOND: Exactly! and don't worry, there's still time! the new album "la neige en plein été" has just been released 2 months ago. I'm actually working now with my niece. She even made a complete choreography on "amour d'hiver". I would like her to become one member of the Edoprod team soon. I would love to show everyone but due to her being 11 I rather not put her in the spot light just yet.

RAV3N: I think we all can understand that.

EDMOND: I AM looking forward to make a new song with you!

RAV3N: Making music with you is always great , maybe I can have you featured in my up coming album.

EDMOND: Why not! that would be a great pleasure! "Fade To Grey" was my best moment!

RAV3N: Fade to Grey is an all time favorite and we had great feed back on that song and so much fun going it together. When you go to France, do you ever get inspired to write a song or a beat?

EDMOND: Well, most of the videos were made there. The pictures were also taken there. That's where my roots are and that's why I wanted them in the music videos of this album so that it reflected my real self. My childhood was there my first memories. With the loss of both my grand-parents in just one year, with who I spent all my childhood was quite harsh on me. I dedicate this entire album to them. I want them to be proud of me wherever they are and see i'm doing my best to honor their memories.

RAV3N: I'm sorry for your lost and I think to dedicate this album to them is amazing. Is there a song on the album that is your favorite that talks about them?

EDMOND: The song is called "La Neige En Plein été" (the snow in full summer). All the video is about snow surrounding a summer-like beach. The snow actually represents the dust of my grandfather that we spread into the atlantic ocean. At the time I was filming that I didn't know that this would be the exact place where we would spread his ashes. That's why I'm talking about the snow in the full summer because it represents the ashes melting with the heat of the summer into the ocean. The paradox between the summer and the pain it can cause. i wouldn't say i have any favorite song on this album. I see it more like a complete work. Not just one on the side.

RAV3N: Would you say this album has been the most personal album you've put together as far as talking about your personal life?

EDMOND: Yes, it definitely is. I exposed myself the most in this one. I never thought that being so real and mixing so many languages in the lyrics would still interest my lovers (i call my "lovers" my fans"). This makes me think that it's been quite a long time I didn't update my own blog...

RAV3N: I love how you mix the languages and how you make it work, rare to hear someone do that the way you do. Yes we need you to get back to blogging up date your fans lol!

EDMOND: I have so many inspirations. anD I'm always thinking on different languages so sometimes, I find a better way on one language or another. I think that's why I mix them so much. I promise I will really soon! I already try to be the most present on social networks.

RAV3N: s there anything else you want the readers to know? Updates, the album itself, or words of wisdom?

EDMOND: I just want to say that I hope I can still keep on make them dream and feel about my music! I promise I'll be back soon and keep on making music to spread all over the world, and also a chu to everybody ("chu" is the japanese sound for "MUAH").

RAV3N: Well I'm glad we got a chance to do this interview, I feel like it was much more revealing of who you are as a person and not just as an artist, thank you

EDMOND: Thanks to you! like always, had a great time chatting with you.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Deadly - Photostat Machine



If you haven't read my first blog about this band I suggest that you do.

This album has been giving me life ever since it was released and can't stop playing it. If you're a synth pop, electro pop or better yet a Depeche Mode fan then look no further more. Photostat Machine is the band you're looking for. If you take a listen to the older stuff it is very different from this album. It's like they wanted a new and fresh sound to what they're use to doing, I think this was a great move on their behalf. Every song on this album is amazing but the one that has been the my favorite is "Fallen". 

I can sit here and rant about them, but I think that it's better that you just listen to them and judge for yourself. So down below are links to their SoundCloud,BandCamp and other networking sites.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

SPECTRA


This singer, actress, and model is living the dream that many wish were. I've gotten a glimpse of who she is as a person and she's the most amazing person I've meet over the internet thus far. Her goals and dreams are big and she's making it happen. She's like a tiger ready for the kill and I suggest you watch your back because she's about to go on thee attack. I first came across her not to long ago on twitter when she caught my eye as she was twitting a fellow YouTuber from Texas (THE-GAY-BEANER). So I checked her out and fell in love with her, yes that's right love at first sight lol! She won me over when I heard her single BAD MONEY, she had me twerking my ass. Needless to say from that day I've been a fan and can't wait to see what's to come in the next few months. She's been vocal about releasing a music video for BAD MONEY and looking for artist and producers to work with. To keep up with this up and coming artist please follow, add, & like her. I promise there will be an interview in the near future, there's so much to know of Spectra. 

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Leticia Con Z



Leticia Con Z is a spanish group that composes comedy, electronic, & pop music. This band was form in the early 2000's, and throughout the years they have released various singles and collaborated with many artist. I want to say I discovered this band about 2 years ago and fell in love with them when I heard their first single Curry y Melocotón. As you all may know in my last blog I wrote about La Prohibida a drag queen from Spain and how much she is my idol and the inspiration in my music. She did a LiveStream online show where she brings on a special guest to do the LiveStream with. It so happen that the lead singer of Leticia Con Z was thee special guest and was very excited to know that they had collaborated together. The name of this song is called Tres Gardenias and there are 2 versions of this song. One being indie electronica with a hint of flamenco and the 2nd being very spanish bulero flamenco. The way this band infuse all those sounds is amazing, which is why many underground artist want to work with them like myself lol! With the 2 song's I've talked about I would like to list a few more for you guys to check. Starting with El Ultimo Ser Vivo featuring Moni Morticia it's a dark pop song, Cinema, Untouchable featuring Dj Trikinosis this song is very electro pop, Cutiful Sadness featuring Drian Dreamer & Aldana and this song is a club hit, and my new favorite of theirs' El Rey De Europa. If you don't know spanish no need to worry because they also sing in english and not only that, but their music is sure to make you want to dance. Like I always say you don't need to take my word for it just check them out for yourself. I'm hoping that Leticia Con Z releases a full length album in the near future "cough" "cough" (^_^) . I'm happy to announce that the band and I are in the works on recording a song together so keep a look out for that soon 2013! 


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Monday, April 1, 2013

La Prohibida


La Prohibida an international drag diva from Spain. She has become a big sensation throughout latin America and the US. In 2005 she released her single and first album titled FLASH, which was the song that put her on the map. Her music video for flash has over 1 million hits and continues to rise till this day. She released a few other videos from her album like NO BUSQUES COMPAÑIA, LABIOS DE HIEL, & EN LA PARDE. This album was very experimental having everything from tech-pop, electronica, to a slow romantic bald track. In 2006 she released another music video titled EN PLAN TRAVESTI which was another hit but not from the album. In 2008 she presented her song ONE WAY INTERRAIL to Eurovision to represent Spain, sadly she was not given the chance to represent Spain in Eurovision. 

In 2009 she released her second album SR. KUBRICK ¿QUE HARIA USTED? A year after she released a music video titled TERECHKOVA following a second video called CUANDO DOS ELECTRONES CHOCAN, it is said she would be releasing a 3rd video for this album but no date has been set to be released. 

Knowing the international diva that she is and traveling Europe she headed out to France in 2010 or 2011 to record 3 songs for an ep she had set on releasing in 2012. While doing so she recorded a music video and released it back in 2011. The name of the song is MA CULOTTE SERA TA TOMBA and it's a synth pop kind of track and I have to say it reminds me of the 80's song Fade to Grey by Visage, a band ahead of it's time and timeless if you ask me. Unfortunately she didn't release the ep do to editing purposes and wanting it to be in her eyes "perfection". Like any artist out there they want to release something everyone will like and with that comes perfection from the lyrics, vocals, to the editing of the project and it's final product. I think its worth the wait and it only means once we hear it, it will be mind blowing. Everything she does is amazing and as an artist she carries herself very well and is a great example of what a talented queen is and should be.

I've had the great pleasure to have meet her the few times she has come out to Los Angeles doing a tour in Cali. La Prohibida has touched my life and influenced so much in the my music I create today and the love for the underground artist. I would like to proclaim myself and I think she knows that I am her number 1 fan and will continue to be. 

We all have our own taste in music and sometimes we like an artist and sometimes we don't and then there are times when they grown on us. 

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