There exists a piece that transcends the boundaries of reality and reverie, ushering us into a realm where dreams and melodies intertwine seamlessly. “Nebula Harmonics” is a masterpiece that takes you on a mesmerizing journey, akin to a deep exploration of a mystical cavern within a mountain’s heart. In this otherworldly place, you encounter a transcendental presence, an ethereal vibration that resonates with the essence of well-being, where waves of comfort and profound understanding wash over you.
This remarkable creation is the brainchild of the multi-talented Andrea “Andy” Para, a percussionist with a diverse background in world music. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Boards of Canada, Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails, Andy embarked on a solo project to craft a unique auditory haven known as Giardini Oort. Through his music, he seeks to offer solace, relaxation, and mental serenity, guiding listeners on a path to transcendental bliss. The single “Login” is a deeply personal piece, inspired by a dream that unfolded just months before the birth of Andy’s son. It’s a dream that led him into a cavernous world where an otherworldly voice spoke his son’s name in an unfamiliar tongue. The song “Login” is his attempt to capture this profound experience, brought vividly to life in the accompanying video.
Giardini Oort’s music is a key that unlocks the hidden chambers of the soul. As they describe it, “Creating music is our way of unlocking the hidden chambers of the soul, and in ‘Login,’ we hope to have found the key to a profound connection between our minds and yours.” With “Nebula Harmonics,” they invite us to explore the mystical connections between music, dreams, and the mysteries of existence, promising a captivating journey that lingers in the heart and mind long after the last note has played.
In 2022, the music world witnessed the meteoric rise of Kevin Walsh, an autistic artist hailing from Cork, who burst onto the scene with the Autism Awareness-themed supergroup, Embrace the World. Kevin’s journey was nothing short of spectacular, as he claimed the coveted #1 spot on iTunes and found his name perched at #19 on the Irish Homegrown Charts. His talents caught the eye of many, including a notable appearance on the Six O’Clock Show, and a headline performance at AsIAm’s Same Chance World Autism Conference in 2022.
But, the story doesn’t end there. Kevin Walsh, inspired and emboldened by his initial successes, has decided to embark on a new chapter in his musical career. In a heartfelt tribute to the late, great Meat Loaf, who left an indelible mark on Kevin’s life, he’s set to take the reins as a solo artist. It was a fortuitous encounter with the legendary Meat Loaf that instilled in Kevin the unwavering determination to pursue his musical dreams.
With his upcoming release, “Not a Dry Eye in the House,” Kevin aims to convey the profound impact that Meat Loaf and his music have had on his life. Kevin’s journey is an inspiring testament to the power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
“Honey Darlin'” marks a fresh, heartfelt chapter in the musical journey of independent artist Eleanor Berntsen. Emerging from the cozy corners of her attic bedroom and the living room she shares with her mom, Stephanie, this single offers a simpler, happier, and sweeter storytelling style. Eleanor, who signed a recording contract on the very first day of high school and embarked on a remarkable career, has never been one to shy away from exploring new horizons.
Eleanor’s musical influences encompass luminaries like Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Lucinda Williams, and Jason Isbell, making for a distinctive blend of country, folk, and pop. Notably, her journey led her to the stage of the 80/35 Music Festival and the airwaves of Iowa Public Radio, where she was celebrated as the Artist of the Month.
With “Honey Darlin’,” Eleanor weaves a poignant narrative inspired by her great-grandparents, Francis and Darvin, whom she never had the chance to meet. Their stories, discovered after her Nana’s passing in 2022, offered a glimpse into a world of simplicity and contentment, encapsulated in lines like, “Daddy always had one arm sunburnt ’cause it would hang out his truck window.” This evocative retelling pays homage to the enduring power of love. Eleanor’s music is characterized by its radiant sound and captivating lyrics, earning acclaim from listeners and critics alike. With the release of “Honey Darlin’,” she continues to impress, drawing on her genuine storytelling and a deep connection to her roots. As Eleanor puts it, ” ‘Honey Darlin” is a new approach for me, in a way. I think it’s simpler and happier and overall sweeter storytelling, which might just be what happens when you take inspiration from real people who loved real deep.” Prepare to be enchanted by this delightful and evocative artist as she forges her unique path in the world of music.
Introducing Dario, also known as EUR, a versatile Italian producer and rapper, currently making waves from the sunny shores of California. He’s here to share his latest single, “Photobombing,” a collaboration that showcases not only his talent but also the incredible skills of a global lineup of artists. “Photobombing” is more than just a track; it’s a musical experience, with six talented artists contributing their unique flavors to create something extraordinary. The diversity they bring to the table is astounding, resulting in a dynamic and compelling piece.
From the UK, we have Stinkin Slumrok, a rapper with a first verse that hits you like a punch to the gut. His raw power, confidence, and gritty delivery add a fresh dimension to the song. It’s an explosive start that sets the tone for the track’s intensity. Fellow UK artist Verbz follows, infusing the song with energy and a distinctive flow. His style, while different from the others, harmonizes seamlessly, showcasing his unique personality and ability to complement the collaborative effort.
Adding to the international mix, EUR takes the mic with a verse in Italian, while Honey B Sweet delivers the second part of the hook in English. This bilingual approach adds an endearing and distinctive twist to the song, making it a truly global hit with cross-country appeal. Behind the scenes, InsaneBeatz masterfully produces the track, crafting an intricate instrumental that supports and enhances the vocals. DJ Phat, a talented Mexican DJ, adds the finishing touches with scratches and custom drums, infusing the song with an old-school charm that sets it apart. “Photobombing” is more than just a single; it’s a testament to the power of collaboration and the global reach of music. With its diverse lineup and exceptional production, this track is set to make waves and leave an indelible mark on the international music scene.
Steve Young, the versatile UK Singer-Songwriter, Entertainer, Teacher, and Journeyman, is back with a cheerful and upbeat track that’s bound to get your foot tapping. With a career that’s been in motion since 2014, Steve has amassed a wealth of experience that includes touring the world with Savage Garden’s frontman Darren Hayes and sharing the stage with pop legends like Lionel Richie and Peter Andre.
Steve’s music is a versatile blend that caters to rock, blues, and country fans who appreciate not only his finely crafted lyrics but also his impressive guitar skills. His latest single, “Looks Like You,” has been making waves during the 2023 festival season, earning itself a well-deserved spot in the limelight. This infectious track is characterized by a retro guitar riff, an irresistibly catchy chorus, and a blistering guitar solo that’s bound to resonate with fans of rock and country alike. It’s a departure from Steve’s previous work, which leaned towards introspective and emotionally charged country-inspired sounds.
Recorded at his local studio, The Practice Roomz in Stevenage, and mastered at the iconic Abbey Road Studio in London, “Looks Like You” is set to take the music scene by storm. The single is available on all major streaming platforms starting from October 20, 2023, and comes with a live video shoot recorded at Northampton’s Deco Theatre, where Steve was honored with a Special Recognition Award by the National Entertainment Awards. Steve Young’s musical journey has been marked by soulful performances and extraordinary guitar skills that have left audiences in awe. His deep connection with his listeners and his ability to tug at heartstrings have garnered praise from industry greats like BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris and pop legend Nik Kershaw, who describes him as “Hertfordshire’s very own Jack Johnson.” With a career spanning from the Isle of Wight to London and beyond, Steve Young is a force to be reckoned with in the music world. When he’s not on stage, he’s imparting his musical wisdom to the next generation, teaching guitar, bass, drums, piano, and songwriting in schools across Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.