Dateline.. More Dope Music ….New Music from the amazing Ben Blackett continues with the reintroduction of KruatRock, a collage of electronic sounds, rock music, and psychedelia, it’s a style that is a blend of characteristic improvisation and hypnotic, minimalistic rhythms. Another Retro Inspired

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Everyone and everything is connected in both giant and tiny ways, and every action we take can have ripples far beyond what we envision. This idea and philosophy of living is what I wanted to explore in more depth and detail within this album.  Each song tackles a unique element of choice within our lives – a tiny almost insignificant decision we might make on a whim – and explores how it manifests within our lives with greater and greater impact.  I take each song through a metamorphosis as I explore these tiny choices we make and where they might lead us.

Illumination starts small like a tiny spark that is barely noticed, but soon grows and flourishes with new life as it matures, gifting its energy and abundant light to those who witness it.  With the arpeggios taking over in the middle of the song, I imagined this spark becoming a roaring flame, powerful and majestic in its own right as it reaches its fullest intensity.  But then it shifts slightly near the end, and its energy morphs from always consuming and growing, to be more benevolent in nature.  It slows down ever so slightly to hot smoldering coals and begins to nourish those around it instead, allowing their light and energy to shine as brightly as its own once did.  Giving new life and honoring its own beginning.

Air, the second song, is about a wistful and restless longing that is never quite satisfied.  Always searching, looking, wanting, but never quite finding.  The imagery in my mind was of leaves blowing in the wind in random swirls and eddies – soft, playful, inquisitive, directionless – but always there and never ceasing, never finding a home or finding rest.  The vocals and lyrics were performed by my wife many years ago, and I had been waiting for just the right song to use them on – a theme which fits the spirit of this song completely.  Air gives us a deeper understanding of the dichotomy of commitment and restlessness – of what it means to be always searching, hungry for something new, and never quite satisfied with the richness and variety of what’s right there in front of you.

The Gathering starts off with a thunderous storm close by and continues to slowly build in intensity throughout the beginning of the song.  The imagery in my mind when writing this song was of a dark formless power that is ever so slowly consuming energy from its surroundings, always growing and building in intensity and hungry for more to feed on.  However, when the storm finally lets loose in the middle of the song, the experience is one of enlightenment, relief and uplifting feelings instead – timid and tentative at first, but soon growing steady and strong. This song is about being open to change and giving space to the storms raging inside us.  The deep soulful healing that can happen when we embrace the ferocity and energy the storms inside us churn up.  It ends with the same thunderclap it begins with, but this time it’s a catharsis and relief, as it is no longer threatening.  This song explores the notion that we must accept, experience, and give space to the emotional storms within us, instead of running from them or pushing them away.

Inner Space explores the world of the mind and how unique each perspective truly is.  I wanted to create a space to wander and explore – a world within that we create ourselves.  The main arpeggio in the beginning consists of notes going upward, signifying an exploration and uplifting intent.  Halfway through, a new arpeggio comes into focus with downward descending notes – an almost identical pattern but simply reversed in direction.  The two play together and complement each other, creating a new feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction that had not been there before.  My intent with this song was to represent the duality of yin and yang and that it is only by combining and sharing both of these energies in harmony, that we find lasting fulfillment and harmony in our world.

Gravity is about what happens when two swirling energies merge and become one.  The low frequencies of the bass and drums give it a powerful kinetic energy as its foundation – providing a mood of intention and purpose.  The single simple down beat denotes an engine or process at work behind the scenes that is ultimately driving towards an end goal.  The lyrics, sung by my amazing wife, and the strings/ambience of the higher frequencies, lend an air of majesty and bring an emotional intensity to the song.  For the final segment, I wanted the listener to experience a of sense of soaring higher and higher up into the clouds, accompanied by those deep kinetic frequencies which take us to their ultimate conclusion. At the end, there is a sense of profound release and an introspective look back – almost haunting in nature – as one begins to understand how intimately and thoroughly entangled you now are.

An Angels Love is a special one for me. I wanted to capture a feeling of complete and utterly engulfing love – a sense of peace, belonging, and rightness that only happens when someone freely gives it to you.  A child’s sense of  safety, a parents overwhelming love, an angel healing the world – these images poured through me as I wrote this song.

Ben’s eventual return to music occurred in early 2017 when he introduced his children to exploring and writing songs using Propellerhead’s Reason. Feeling the strong pull of his own childhood creative outlet tugging at him once again, he decided to actively renew his love of all things electronic music and began writing once more. Over the following year, Ben focused on defining his new sound and upgrading some of his older work.  His debut album “Unbound” released in December of 2018, is an expression of this new found musical freedom and renewal. The album received high praise and recognition for its genre-bending fresh sound and high production quality, and helped launch his new social media presence. With his background in audio engineering, a successful album under his belt, a growing fan base, and a backlog of creative work to draw from, it was not long before he caught the attention of Italian label Ox-zone Records – a spinoff from well known artist Dyodho – and began working with them on additional releases.  Ben’s early musical influences include Enigma, Tangerine Dream, Orbital, Pink Floyd, U2, Peter Gabriel, Deep Forest and Enya. Later influences include Ryan Farish, Nigel Stanford, Ulrich Schnauss, Suduaya, Bluetech, and many other

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Vix20… #MAGA (MadeAGreatsongAgain)

The POWER POP/Rock craze continues with VIX20! The duo who take you back to the sounds of the KINKS and the KNACK now add in a dash of They Might Be Giants to the MiX! Taking a satirical political turn they have a bit of fun with that person who has taken up Part Time residence of the White House in Washington DC, you know the Bestie of Putin and Kim, the famous cat grabber and I don’t mean what Mrs Slocombe was referring to in that classic Brit Comedy Are You Being Served? Check out the insights to the new song right below and make sure to Stream the heck out of this one #MadeAGreatsongAgain #MAGA #thenewMAGA

Vix20 are Gary Mills and CJ, two music industry veterans who grew so disillusioned with the state of every element of the music industry that they threw their guitars out of the window and sulked for a few years. Now rejuvenated, though no less prickly about the Modern Age, they return, to quote the band themselves, “we’re hard rockers turned to the dark side of pop”. As evidenced on their previous single, Digital Age, their passion for power pop (don’t say ‘punk pop’ to them, it suggests too much jumping around) and dexterity with words combines to become insanely catchy 3-minute thunderbolts. Joining them in the videos and when they play live are on the Drums it’s Rich and on the Bass it’s Kill.

Forthcoming double A-side Hashtag Change/Me Gwanishi pushes the envelope even further with the glorious cut-up tones of Donald Trump delivering a love letter to his beloved Melania. Lawyers be damned!

Forget the Flipside….Vix20 return with a double A side single from there (eventual) forth coming album. Digital Age.

Hashtag Change
aka the Trump Song…. People don’t really change; they just try to live their best life, and in that regard Big Donny nailed it. In this frank and open love letter to Melania, Don tells us what was on his mind the whole time.

Me Gwanishi (Mei Guanxi)

Inspired by the short film Room 13 (released 2020), Gwanishi describes how best to deal with an experience you’re probably not supposed to have. The tune features on the film’s soundtrack.





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Cyber Shaman Techno…


Here is another great release from Cyber Shaman, he brings you another dimension to his energetic psychedelic Techno and invites you to visit the 5th opus of his shamanic Techno V From the first track: Teck-Dance to the incomparable Grant courant to the finish with: Sans Cesse, you will experience track after track of dark progressive techno beauty!

  Cyber Shaman is very proud of this new album and urges you to buy and listen to the future of electronic music! Putting out a more tech, house and electronic than any other artist out there, each album takes you on a electronic melodic ride. Ken Langelier AKA CYBER SHAMAN puts the most intense banging beats that the scene has encountered.  From solo projects to collabs with 10 other producers on a single project  CYBER SHAMAN creates passion filled beats of Techo… House and HI NRG Fusion with hard jackin’ percussion amid deep bass lines  with dubstep Ambient Chill.

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Bring Country back to that classic sound.. Brenda Cay!

Amazing county music artist Brenda Cay harkens you to the days of Jeannie Riely, June Carter Cash and Brenda Lee, It’s not your usual lick of Carrie Underwood and some of the recent ones showing up in the country Music Scene. Brenda’s voice is distinctive, it’s that classic country sound with an Americana Hook and even some Caribbean flavours hear and there. Brenda is a nice refreshing sound that will stand the test of musical time and evolve into the the classics that we all enjoy still listening to years down the road.

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Some of the inspiration behind her music in her own word… My songs are based on life experiences and infuse elements of country, rock, pop, and probably everything in between, and are designed to help the listener escape for a while.  Many of the songs are fun mid to uptempos because I am a positive person and I like to have fun, but the new album will also deal with loss.  In short, my listeners can get to know me by listening to my music. 

The background…

I grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland and the water and the beach have always been a big part of my life.  I have a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting and I worked as a C.P.A. for several years.  I have always loved to write and about seven years ago, I decided to pursue a career as a songwriter, focusing mainly on Country music.  In the spring of 2018, I decided to take it a step further and pursue a career as a recording artist while still writing with and for other artists.  I began recording my debut EP, “Angler Management,” which released in January 2019.  wo of the songs on the EP, “R & R Reggae & Rum” (written by Cay and Mitch Collins) and “Joe” (written by Cay and Brian Brewer), were released as singles in the fall of 2018 before the EP and were well received.  I am currently a nominee for a Josie award for song of the year for “Joe” in the Folk/Americana/Bluegrass category. 

Now I am working on a full album and have released the first single from it (ahead of the album).  With the release of that song, “Glass Slippers,” I also released my first music video.  After two weeks, it has 25.7k views on Facebook.  “Glass Slippers” was produced in Nashville by Kristin K. Smith, who also co-wrote the song.  It was recorded in Nashville at Saxman Studios where major recording artist, Luke Combs, records his songs. 

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The madness of melodywhore continues!

This super talented Electro Maestro Melodywhore will take you back to the darkwave Progressive/Gothic Rock of Joy Division, The Cure and BauHouse, add in a splash of Iggy Pop along with Killing Joke. His music is a refreshing take of  a chance of self awareness, of personal revolution, of colourful perception and galvanisation of the imagination that startles the slumbering mind and body from their sloth! . Just recently Melodywhore released a single and a new EP and is about two weeks away from releasing a new maxi single.  

The madness of melodywhore continues! This super talented Electro Maestro has just released a single and a new EP and is about two weeks away from releasing a new maxi single.  

melodywhore is a darkwave electronic project with post rock and industrial roots.  With influences such as Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, OMD, Pigface and Ministry, you may be able to piece together where some of his artistry comes from.  The project started around 2000 and there has been a number of incarnations since.  2017 marked a change with the release of his second full album, Xenophilia, as a decision to work more on building melodywhore as a brand was made. From then to now, melodywhore has put himself out there as a major promoter of indie music and has taken on two weekly web broadcast radio shows in support of indie artists.  melodywhore is also a part of Ghostpile Records, a “label” in support of indie artists as well as putting himself out there to collaborate with the community through remixes and collabs.  

On July 19th, the single “Hum” was dropped and just a week later, on July 26th, the first ever melodywhore released EP, DarkLight, was dropped.  This was somewhat of a departure from previous works as most of them were instrumentals and guest vocals.  DarkLight has four vocal tracks performed by melodywhore himself.  

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The Impersonators return

Alt Pop Alt Rock band the Impersonators return with a brand new song and music video. Hailing from Helsinki the duo and sometimes a trio harken back to the sounds of the early music we got from David Bowie, Pet Shop Boys with a dash of Blur and a splash of Blink 182~

Life very seldom resembles fairytales. More often than not, contentment comes from counting our blessings and paying as little attention as possible to our shortcomings. However, sometimes, when disappointment is too overwhelming, we are forced to pick up what’s left of our hopes and dreams and move on to a new, hopefully better life, leaving behind everything that reminds us of our past. This is what The Impersonator’s new track, ”Circus” is about. It’s a goodbye song to toxic relationships and difficult life.Produced by Tommi Tikka and The Impersonator’s secret weapon, producer Janne Saksa, ”Circus” harks back to the guitar riffs of The Byrds and The Beatles, while offering a hefty dose of the group’s trademarks: poignant lyrics, emotive melodies and retro flavoured vocal harmonies. The new song is slated to be released mid August along with the music video.

Having previously been signed to Sony/BMG with Carmen Gray, one of Finland’s finest rock bands, Tom Tikka has formed The Impersonators, a two-man project born out their ashes designed to cut-out the politics and strife which come from the rock ‘n’ roll carnival of band life. Resolutely studio-based, The Impersonators attempt to channel the bejeweled power-pop of The Go-Betweens and the immediacy/worldliness of early R.E.M. to deliver timeless alt-pop melodies.

Comprising Tom Tikka and lyricist Antti Autio, The Impersonators are just that: a duo which masquerades as a full band and does everything it can to defy convention – whether that being their insistence on avoiding touring or their songs, which home in on the warts-and-all gnarliness of love and real life. In fact, if one were to find a common theme that runs through the group’s entire catal it would probably be how life very seldom resembles or turns out like Disney fantasies. 

Despite their poignant lyrics, The Impersonators are still a joyous and sweet proposition, with their vocal harmonies and chiming chords harking back to such 60s pop majesties as The Beatles, The Byrds and The Beach Boys. Together with their secret weapon, producer Janne Saksa, The Impersonators craft their lyrics and melodies into retro-flavoured “alternative pop/rock”. While adding a modern twist to the final soundscape, their most important goal is to nurture and cultivate the creativity, spirit, and warmth that graced the pop records of yester years.

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Are YOU ready for ….Gotchi!

Watch out Drake!   Another hot Hip Hop Artist is coming out of Canada!  GOTCHI~ This brilliantly talented recording artist lyrical prowess is masterful; lyrically he uses his platform to express relateable sentiment which is always in tune by the timeless vibes of classic Hip Hop. Yet, Gotchi does so much more than just assimilate former sounds. He packs in plenty of wavy melodies which sweep along with the atmospheric layers of reverb. Inspired from a plethora of experiences GOTCHI writes his own music that reaches out to the new or seasoned fan of Hip Hop/Rap/Pop, his style fits well into the crossover genre.

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This song boasts a melodic vibe with raw lyrics and vocals, the beat is smooth and uplifting, it is easy to listen to and keeps the listener wanting more. Gotchi is innovative with his rap style and his visuals, Got It Lock was inspired by this need to experiment and continue to create the perfect visuals to build and add to the story line of the song. The song was made to reach larger audiences with its universal melodic sound, this Toronto native artist is being called one of the most versatile artists of his generation, always surprising his fans with different material. This video was filmed in Ontario the first scene was at an abandoned gas station which was later demolished weeks after the shooting. The story line displays Gotchi contemplating a mission in the beginning and or preparing for something , perhaps nervous and or anxious to have it done he is hoping that things will go accordingly. The in between scenes display his inner inflections and reflections to the atmosphere and display his outlaw image , and the Wild West theme the video has. Finally he arrives at a destination and leaves successful and mission completed, Gotchi ends up at a Bates motel looking establishment where he than can finally relax and lay low until his long ride back to the city, in the room you can see him counting his earnings and celebrating. 

The second song released Dolla Signs….

                      It is a special one to me, old school feel, a genuine vibe that combine well with the lyrics and a need to express honesty. This is a feel good song the inspiration came from keeping it simple but in the times to provide related content for the viewer and to create a happy buzz that can fill your mind with ease.  This song reminds us that even when we are up we must be grounded to where we come from and let that be the force that guides us for the future. We cant forget who we are as we move forward but understand that we do change and as we go through life we should stay growing and than we can guarantee that we will supersede our struggles. Most of Gotchi’s music is made in a serious state of mind with some melodic sounds also that you can vibe to, in this case this song was mostly made out of pure fun and just to create a work of art that can uplift and put you in a good mood. The song was recorded as a demo and had delay on it by accident that created a new melody and it came out sounding different than I had imagined it so I had used that new found sound to continue onto the final product. enjoy. 

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A Quick Chat with openly Gay Actor and Activist Bruce L. Hart~

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?  That’s an interesting question. As a child I wanted to be a milk man–delivering milk in the suburbs. Good thing I didn’t pursue that one! My kindergarten teacher told my mother she was sure I’d be an actor because I loved to make up skits and perform them for the class. Since I feel like I’m always growing–and growing up–my goal is simply to be part of the vast group of creative artists who write, act and produce.  
  • If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would play you?  If we had a time machine I’d say Ron Howard. But if we’re talking present day actors I’d love to see Neal Patrick Harris play me. But honestly I haven’t lived enough yet to make any sort of an interesting story.    
  • When did you first perform? My very first “legit” role was in first grade playing a “moonster” in the musical “Cowboy on the Moon”. All I really remember of the experience was one of the stage mom’s prompting from the wings of the theatre “Remember your funny walk”!!
  • Who do you look up to (as an actor/director/etc.)?  Anyone who writes, acts and produces has my admiration. In the indie world I admire Leon Acord who created the brilliant LGBT series “Old Dogs and New Tricks” where I’m one of the cast. In the mainstream I admire Keanu Reeves. A talented carefully spoken performer who challenges himself with each new role. 
  • What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?  If I’m working on a film or series then Sundays are precious because they usually are the only day where I have down time. So my Sunday would include biking around my neighborhood, reading a cool mystery novel and/or binge watching free movies on Prime.  And of course a lot of home brewed coffee and cookies.  (I LOVE cookies). 
  • When you have a five-minute break during rehearsal, what do you spend that time doing?  A real break on the set (which is rare) I would text my brother Paul and let him know how things are going. He’s a director so he’s always interested in other people’s projects. 
  • What’s the last thing you do before you step out on a set? I take a deep breath and then release it. It really helps me get into the space I need to be in before walking into the set with all of the people (crew, director, make up artist, costumer etc).  The breath helps me focus so I’m not distracted and can stay in the moment required for whatever scene we’re filming.  
  • What’s UP next for you.?  I have a new feature in development about gay fathers who are planning their daughter’s wedding. It’s a comedy with dramatic elements. Think Hallmark for LGBT and that’s the closest it will ever get to the Hallmark channel because they don’t have any LGBT stories or characters (which I find odd).  Also the series “Old Dogs and New Tricks” is planning to return with new episodes (like Will & Grace did) which is very exciting because my character Nelson the mean guy is going to return also!  
  • What’s your opinion of the current political situation in the USA?  I’m a registered Democrat. I’m very concerned about the state of democracy in our great country.  I hope the 2020 elections will bring in a qualified presidential candidate and that we can also elect sane people to congress who care about the American people. People are upset and angry and lashing out because we do not have good leadership.
  • Where can we find your films?  Just about everything I’ve appeared in with a few exceptions can be found on Prime. This includes the Canadian TV series “Boystown” I appeared in a few years back.  Last year I was the guest star on the series “Where the Bears Are” which is only available on a pay platform on YouTube.  There is also a new LGBT channel GayBingeTV and two of my films “Open” and “Homewrecker” are available on there!
  • Where can we find  you on social media?  I’m on Facebook as Bruce Hart. I have a regular page and an actor page. Easy to find–just look for my picture.  On Instagram I’m Bruce384 and on Twitter I’m
  • @BruceLHart. 

Bruce L Hart is recognizable for his many roles in television and feature films. He is best known for his feature film roles in “Saltwater” (also starring Ian Roberts), “Homewrecker” (co-starring Rebekah Kochan) and the cult comedy “The Trouble With Barry” (with Rina Riffel). In 2007 Hart appeared the award winning short film “The Reckoning” about gay bashing and was cited by the Life Affirmation Association for his strong portrayal as the abducted and victimized leader of a fictional Gay & Lesbian Center.

A frequent actor on episodic programming Hart is known for his recent roles in “Boystown” (Canadian TV series Amazon/OutTV) and the digital series “Old Dogs and New Tricks” (HULU).

In 2017 he starred in theatrical feature “Open” (Amazon) which won Best Comedy and Best Feature on the festival circuit. Hart was also nominated as “Best Actor” in the 2017 festival season. He has written and produced seven popular stage shows for the Los Angeles stage including the long running “It Started With a Lie” and “Naked Deception” (which became the feature film “Homewrecker” in 2009). These were produced through his production company VanderHart Productions which he founded in 1999. Hart most recently appeared in the TV film “Unfallen” (Michael Madsen) produced for Amazon.

He is a passionate LGBTQ rights advocate and frequently appears in LGBTQ themed productions.

The Fast 5 with Neil Taylor

1. What’s your  sound?
 Rock/pop/power/enegry 70’s influenced..sometimes..Guitar driven Uk sound with very catchy tunes.

2. What inspires your music?

Passion..Being creative & always trying to write that perfect song.

3. Who are your influences? 
The music i grew up with T.Rex..Deep Purple..Slade…The Sweet..Pink Floyd..Status Quo..Mott The Hoople. I could go on..

4. What’s next? 
Album release in the US & tour of Japan in December.

5. How do we find you on Social Media?

Neil Taylor~ Most notable he was guitarist for Tears For Fears & played the iconic guitar solo on Everybody Wants To Rule The world. He was involved on the albums ‘Songs From The Bg Chair & Sowing The Seeds Of Love. Neil has had an illustrious career and went on to work with Robbie Williams for ten years. Recording the guitars on the big hits such as the solo on Rock DJ..Love Supreme.. Feel..Come Undone. Others he has shared the stage on tour and recording studio with are Tina Turner [Steamy Windows] Morrissey [Last Of The Famous International Playboys] Natalie Imbruglia, James Morrison [Undiscovered] Peter Gabriel, Rod Stewart, Jane Wiedlin [Rush Hour] Lisa Marie Presley, Heather Nova, Naked Eyes, Climie Fisher [Love Changes Everything] Van Morrison, Paul Young [Don’t Dream It’s Over]  Holly Johnson [Love Train] to name a few..Working with all these iconic artist you can only imagine Neil has some amazing stories to tell.

The Ongoing…Invasion of the Cyber Shaman

The music just keeps coming from CYBER SHAMAN!  Ken Langelier AKA CYBER SHAMAN puts the most intense banging beats that the scene has encountered.  From solo projects to collabs with 10 other producers on a single project  CYBER SHAMAN creates passion filled beats of House and HI NRG Fusion with hard jackin’ percussion amid deep bass lines  with dubstep Ambient Chill that will give you an orgasmic musical experience.\



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