One of the rising stars of America’s EDM scene, Wicked Empire, otherwise known as Chris Dickinson, manages to balance a career in the US army with the life of a house/techno producer and in-demand DJ. Blow the Roof off is his latest track and has already, it seems, been given the blessing of some passing cheerleaders! Here, Chris discusses his influences and plans for the future.
Pensive four-track EP epitomises meditation and relaxation
Hailing from St Albans after a period of studying in Sheffield, Adam Protz has had several years to perfect his craft of composing. Using delicate piano melodies and intricate instrumentals, Adam Protz has created his beautiful EP ‘Movements’, consisting of four alluring and exquisite tracks. In the past, Adam has written music for films, animated shorts, a dance show, an educational DVD and even a brewery documentary!
Protz has been writing music since the tender age of fifteen and began his journey into music writing heavy rock songs with soft orchestral bridge sections as a contrast, this developed into a desire to write for Hollywood movies. However, after listening to minimalistic meditative piano music, written by the likes of Ludovico Einaudi, Adam soon discovered that he was much more suited to creating emotive music in which he could incorporate his own personality and spirituality.
The lack of lyrics in the music leaves it up to the listener to interpret the piece as they wish. It provokes an emotional reaction and is also incredibly relaxing. The ‘Movements’ EP is proof that lyrics aren’t a necessity to provoke powerful sentimental thoughts.
Protz aims to inspire relaxation and offers the perfect setting for escaping to through his music. A firm believer that the world is over-obsessed with Smart-phones and social networks, Protz encourages listeners, from all walks of life, to return to the roots and escape with him into his musical world of beautiful, elegant minimalism.
‘Movements’ is due for release on the 30th November.
PVRIS is a ground breaking band for Rise Records as they are the first female-fronted band to be signed to the label. Composed of lead vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald, the band are a cool, captivating mix of talent.
The trio have a rock, pop sound and it’s truly intriguing to watch them do their thing.
The band are set to release their debut album album White Noise on 3rd November, 2014. Their work has already been catching the ear and eye of many, with their music received plays on MTV as well as being highlighted with The Huffington Post & ASOS.com
You can catch their very latest video here:
PVRIS is currently touring Japan with State Champs and will join Mayday Parade, Tonight Alive, Major League for The Honeymoon Tour in North America this October/November. Expect UK tour news in 2015.
A street performer, was recently fined by the police for singing songs of freedom and expressionism, including a Candi Staton classic, Young Hearts Run Free too loudly in a public area.
The American Soul singer has reached out to this fan in his defence by way of a YouTube Video. Stating that he was merely following the messages of the music and living life without boundaries.
In retaliation, Candi has asked that her fan be refunded the fine and has offered him the opportunity to receive a guest appearance at the Jazz Cafe on stage with Candi herself, performing the track as a duet… and as loud as they want I would imagine.