Talk about Pop Muzik ? Robin Scott a.k.a shines in 2017 with new U.K chart hit ‘My Rescue Remedy’

Robin Scott’s recording career spans four decades. He grew up in South London and after leaving school attended Art college where he met and lived with Malcom MacLaren and Vivienne Westwood.

He displayed a talent for writing topical songs which he performed on Radio and TV during this period  which led to his first album, ‘Woman From The Warm Grass’  released on the independent label  Head Records.

He spent a period playing folk clubs as a solo artist sharing bills with emergent artists such as David Bowie and Ralph McTell. In 1972 he won the EMI ‘Search For A Star’ national talent contest but declined the deal in favour of developing a musical and working together with Malcom and Vivienne developing ideas in the ‘Let It Rock’  boutique which became the spawning ground for the Punk movement.

Scott promoted and managed R&B funk band Roogalator , producing their debut LP ËœPlay It By Ear’ on his independent label Do-It Records  as well as Adam & The Ants debut LP  ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ in 1976/7. This led to production opportunities in Paris with Barclay records who would also release the Sex Pistols in France.

Scott’s and McLaren’s paths crossed many times in 1977/8  prompting Scott and film director Julian Temple to record a historic debut of the Slits in a Paris night club for Malcolm who was now overloaded with the Sex Pistols implosion.  This event triggered the desire to return to the studio to produce and perform again. Adopting the pseudonym ‘M’  Scott recorded and released ‘Moderne Man’ on his Do-It label in the UK and Barclay records in France.

Production projects in Paris included a band called the Spions who were Hungarian political refugees and a source of inspiration for Scott in the aftermath of the Punk. Now living in Paris with Brigitte Vinchon  a circus artist, Scott began to concentrate on delivering the quintessential commercial single with Brigitte as his backing vocalist.

‘Pop Muzik’ was a huge international hit in 1979. The album ‘New York  London  Paris  Munich’ was recorded in Montreux Switzerland and released in the UK at the end of that year.  In 1980  M’s follow-up album ‘Official Secrets’ was recorded in the UK and Dublin.

In 1981 Scott co-produced rising star Ruichi Sakamoto who approached Scott after hearing ‘Official Secrets’ and in the same year recorded his third album ‘Famous Last Words’ .

During the 80’s  Scott found a new musical direction  producing a number of African acts in Kenya  which led to the collaborative the album ‘Jive Shikisha’ in 1983/4.  Recorded in Kenya and the UK  it featured musicians from several different African states  but its release was frustrated by legal issues for some years to come despite being Scott’s most rewarding recording experience Management conflict prompted Scott to withdraw from his musical career path in favour exploring other creative avenues, which would lead back to painting  and mentoring other musicians.

It would be another decade before Scott returned to the music business to develop an online platform for DJ’s and dance producers.   Then some unreleased independent titles appeared on the ‘Life Class’ double album released on Scott’s YUP label in 2003  concurrent with an exhibition of his artwork  at the Ensign gallery in London together with other musicians and painters.

This compilation also included some early unreleased solo material.

In 2015 Scott began preparing material for his first studio album ‘ Emotional DNA’ which is out now in all good digital stores.

The single ‘My Rescue Remedy’ has been picked up by world famous DJ Mikey Gallagher ( Snow Patrol, Leona Lewis, Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound )  who has remixed the track and collaborated with Robin Scott. The single has now charted at No 10 on the official U.K Music Week Pop/Club charts.

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If you are ‘Bloodbound’ and seek ‘Life Eternal’ check out hard rockers ‘Soul Exchange’ – Review

Mervilton Records recording artist The Soul Exchange is a band that has constructed a new alchemy from the rock solid foundation of the 70’s hard rock scene.

They have taken this influence into the new millennium and have created their own unique style of metal infused  modern guitar driven hard rock  with great attention to the melodies and grand vocal arrangements.

OUR OPINION – MUSIC TIMES UK

“Sonic, dark, moody and with a powerful punch it’s the mighty ‘The Soul Exchange’ who deliver an alternative rock gem with their new single ‘Life Eternal’ with it’s chugging guitars, ominous organs and powerful vocals that are also melodic and dreamy, this is something for an epic horror movie9/10. 

History 

The Soul Exchange was founded in 2013 by guitarist Hans von Bell, drummer Benny White and guitarist Thomas von Bell.

In 2014  the trio was joined by vocalist Erik Olofsson and Tobias Chevalier (vocals  keyboards etc). The band enjoyed success with their eponymous debut album “The Soul Exchange”  produced by the seasoned rock producer and studio engineer Mats “Limpan” Lindfors  released on January 20th  2015.

In 2016 the band underwent some personnel changes  with Daniel John joining founding members Hans & Thomas von Bell as new vocalist and also bringing in Benny White on drums and Patrik “Patte” Ekel on bass making up the present line up of The Soul Exchange.

Behind the scenes

With the new line up  the band has moved into a new direction  both musically and image wise with a different modern sound and stage image. The Soul Exchange now releases their 2nd full length album ‘Bloodbound’  produced by the renowned Swedish producer Magnus “Tank” Ljungqvist  on the Mervilton Records.

‘Bloodbound’ is a much darker and modern sounding effort  than the debut. The band claims that “this is a new era of The Soul Exchange” and that “Soul Exchange have found its sound on the 2nd release and this will be the formula going forward.

Modern hard rock with a great portion of metal influences  and most importantly  the vocal arrangements and melodies are having a major focus in The Soul Exchanges otherwise riff oriented music”.

The phrase “It is the sound of a new world being born and the louder sound of an old world being destroyed” has never been more relevant than for the new album by The Soul Exchange !

The brand new single from ‘The Soul Exchange’ is entitled ‘Life Eternal’ and is out now.

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Native Highway unleash powerful new track in the form of ‘Doorway’

Native Highway are a 4 piece Alternative rock band from south London.

Having been a full band for only a year, they are now ready to start releasing material. Their debut single ‘Doorway’ has already been played on Kerrang’s ‘Fresh Blood’ Radio show for number of weeks. With a number of great tracks in the bank, they are set for a good year.

The full line up consists of:

Pun Yingviriya – Vocals/Guitar
Arthur Becker – Guitar
Bruno Pinto – Bass Kevin Smith – Drums

A friendship blossomed from what started as guitar teaching work colleagues. In between lessons Pun and Arthur started exchanging ideas, this then developed into a 3 piece band with Arthur’s cousin Bruno on the bass.

What started as a side project for a few years, later became a serious outlet for music. They were then on the hunt for the drummer to fit the band, and that’s where Kevin come in.

“They have their own brand of Grunge Rock, sung through gritted teeth. It’s immersive, it’s expressive, it’s emotional music. If you love this every bit as much as I do, you’re well on your way to discovering a new favourite.” Alex Baker – Kerrang Radio.

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The new single ‘Doorway’ is out now with distribution from Universal Music Operations.

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JackCity releases new single ‘Games’

JackCity is a hiphop artist based in Leeds, England.

Having gained interest via mixtape releases, JackCity has now released his first studio album entitled “Eleven”.

JackCity, aged 26 has written his music from his Leeds based studio.

JackCity is currently on tour across the country with a performance you can’t miss.
You can catch him in cities such as London, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester and many more.

JackCity will be performing in Birmingham on the 17th of September 2017 at “The Roadhouse’and at Oxjam in Liecester on 28th October 2017.

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The new single ‘Games’ from JackCity was long listed for a Glastonbury performance and is out now.

Visit www.jackcitymusic.com for more information.

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Bibbz–Let Me

Bibbz was born in one of the roughest boroughs in East London called Hackney.

Raised by a single mother he would turn to music as a way of expressing his thoughts and emotions.

Inspired by the likes of Tupac, Bob Marley, Biggie, Jay Z , Nas , R Kelly, Bibbz has created his own lane in the UK with his ability to rap and sing while painting vivid pictures through his rhymes.

Bibbz has just finished executively producing his up coming project with producers from the UK and overseas that will be dropping this year.

 

The new single ‘Let Me’ was produced at Sugar Cane Studios.

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https://www.instagram.com/bibbz_23_29/

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Taylor Swift to release new album in November

Taylor Swift has ended days of speculation about her next album, revealing Reputation will be released in November (17). After two days of online teasers with posts of a recoiling black snake video, suggesting the Shake It Off star was ready to strike with a new release.

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A Tribe Called Quest blame ‘wave of grief’ for California festival cancellation

A Tribe Called Quest have apologised for cancelling their weekend (11-13Aug17) set at a California music festival, insisting they were too overcome with grief to perform in memory of late bandmate Phife Dawg.

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Brand new Music Highlight -Manchester Rain

Songwriter, artist and producer Manchester Rain finds himself working alone in his sky-lab deep inside the belly of the beats Manchester UK where studio Fort Knox microphones invite the stray sirens and wicked weather to be a part of the music.

A collaboration of haunting sorts, working between Manchester, UK and a reclusive hideaway buried deep inside the French Alps (Bass Camp), Manchester Rain absorbs the two opposing environments and allows them to find their way into the music, environment is everything.

Pop sensibilities anchor urban tinged cross-genre music: big beats  live instruments and vintage synths work together where saxophone meet Moog.

Manchester Rain produces and writes all of his own material and works on the aesthetics of all related film / video and artwork.

Manchester Rain is an independent artist releasing material under record label, Subdust Music.

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Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYqrsXBNFRA

Manchester Rain by Manchester Rain is out now: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/manchester-rain-single/id1227620111

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Nikki Sixx heartbroken by Chester Bennington suicide

Rockers Nikki Sixx and One Republic are leading the tributes to tragic Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington following the news of his apparent suicide. The Numb singer reportedly hung himself at a private residence in Los Angeles, and his body was discovered on Thursday morning (20Jul17)

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Side Steppers The Swirlers reveal new video and single – ‘Foreal’

The Swirlers intervene with a second universal swing of an audio and visual transmission called “FOREAL”, sent from 864.3 light years away on Planet Playa Playa. These original side steppers birth an unquestionably distinctive sound centred around their fix ethos of “staying loyal to the groove”.

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The Afro-Caribbean and English trio join forces with intuitive content providers/directors Myriad Odyssey (@myriadodyssey) for a genuinely vivacious visual experience. The artwork has been labelled by the providers as a “four-cornered collaboration” captured by photographer Lennon Gregory (@lennon_gregory), illustrated by The Engineer (@theeasternone), brought to life by dancer Rosalie Bell (@rpearceb) and styled by FYPM Brixton (@fypmbrixton).

 

The Swirlers Online:

@theswirlers

@planetplayaplaya

www.planetplayaplaya.com

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgtY559yZN4&t=10s

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