Monday, March 18, 2019

DJ Reviews: COREIGN - Lay All Down




Hello everyone DJ Dizzy here & I'm doing a song review of Co reign's "Lay all down"

The song itself has very melodic undertones  but also combines it with the hard rock genre & the singer compliments the song as it matches her voice. It kind of puts me in mind of Evenassance meets Night Wish as you'll hear in the song after hearing this  I have to say that this is very captivating & here's hoping that you enjoy the song as much as I do.


DJ's Spotlight #2: The Red Dogs

Hello again everyone DJ Dizzy here & I'd like to introduce to you a band that's making their North American debut lets take a look at J rock band Red Dogs:


Red Dogs, a Japanese all-girl hard rock/punk band from Osaka - Japan.


The band have released 3 cd's since forming in 2012. 

Firstly "Tricky Triangle" (which has now completely sold out) their second cd called "Break out your radio" and their new cd called 'Howling Red Invasion'.

With Haruka on vocals and bass, Kazumi on drums and Satoko vocals and guitar – these three women commanded the stage with an electric presence, their pop-culture dress at a creative clash with their songs of shaken-up rock slicing at the ears with almost haunting vocal harmonies.
Rock in Japan is still seen as a primarily male genre of music, but that doesn't discourage Red Dogs

They are aware that the odds are stacked against them but that isn't going to stop them in their tracks. Many people think that girls can't be cool as boys as drummers or as musicians in general so they work damn hard to be cool as them. The band wants to show people the power of women and that they can be just as good. Red Dogs really want people to see their shows and think "Wow", explains the band. 

Even though Red Dogs might look like cute girls but they say their live shows are intense, spectacle with thick solid slabs of sound soiled with attitude and specialized in the sort of catchy choruses that could put an ear-to-ear smile on the face of any music fan.

The band describes their music as definitely rock with a punk tempo and some metal core influences mixed in to their sound. Also the band says that even though their music uses mirror melodies the lyrics are positive and "forwarding facing".

Track number one is called "Red Dogs" by Red Dogs
Track number two is called "Large Hill" by Red Dogs.

They can also be watched on YouTube 'live' in Japan 2018.

Special thanks to them for providing this info & I wish them nothing but luck in their musical career. So until then stay awesome & I'll catch you on the flipside! Rock n roll!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Rocket Power Let's Get Dancin


DJ's Spotlight # 1: Coreign

Hey there everyone DJ Dizzy here & this time around I'm doing a review of a band called Co reign who are based in Switzerland & specialize in symphonic hard rock. Here's a look at them.

COREIGN is a Swiss Progressive Hard Rock Studio Band

Band Name COREIGN

(Brittnau, Switzerland, Europa)   Band Members

Curry  (voc, dr progr, k, b-voc, composition, lyrics)

Reto     (k, g, b progr, b-voc, composition, lyrics)
Genre Progressive Hard Rock

As a composer couple, they however write songs across many Genres and it thus is very common for them to release also compositions and songs like Symphonic, Ballad, Funk, Blues, Rock, Punk and many more, and in any blend and sort of cross-over style containing Gothic, Classical, Film, Musicals and other elements.

Band founded in June 2016   (former CORE, March 2014 to March 2016)   Discography  * Album Gravity (released March 2018)

* Album Continuity
(released October 2017) * EP Silence

(released July 2017, 6 Songs)
* Album Infinity (released July 2017, 13 Songs)
* Album Lucidity (released April 2017, 13 Songs) * Album Equality (released November 2016, 13 Songs)
* Album Affinity (released September 2016, 14 songs)
* Album Sphere (released August 2016, 13 songs)   Videography First two music-videos with song lyrics on YouTube. More (real) Band videos are planned.   Actual Works / Presentations
* Radio Airplay / Rotations on 150+ Radio Stations worldwide.
* Recording their 8th Album soon to be released.
* Production of Jingles for several Radio Shows.
* Live and/or Online Interviews and Album reviews.  3 Top 10/20 Rankings on Radio Station Shows in last 3 months. * Featured Artist of March 2018 Playlist at Darkland Promotions.
* Featured Song on CoreMusick Promotions Compilation. Special Information

* COREIGN is a studio band. Curry and Reto, a married couple, compose, arrange, play, record, mix, master and produce all by themselves. As a Studio Band they do not perform “on stage”. * Experiences with guest musicians on album Lucidity and Gravity.   Homepage http://coreign.ch   Contact coreign@gmx.ch    (General Information as of April 2018)

Band Biography

While Progressive Hard Rock is sort of a least-deviant drawer to describe COREIGNs style, Curry and Reto, a married composer couple, however write songs across many Genres and it thus is very common for them to release also compositions and songs like Symphonic, Ballad, Funk, Blues, Rock, Punk and many more, and in any blend and sort of cross-over style containing, but not limited to Gothic, Classic, Film and Musical elements. It somehow is this ability of blending many influences into a song, while always sounding in their very unique COREIGN-style that makes this Band a musical Chameleon.

Starting in April 2013 it soon became clear that, when two composers with similar taste and the ability to cover all instruments meet, this would be the blast. Choosing CORE [2013-2016] as their first band name thus was the obvious, reflecting this "inner circle" feeling of the two. While first the production of existing compositions was the goal, they soon started to compose songs together, mixing their wide variety of influences into their new combined song material.
Curry is fond of progressive rock and bands like "Within Temptation",

"Evanescence" or "Nightwish", Reto's influences mainly stem from hard rock, metal and punk bands like "Led Zeppelin", "Cure", "Ufo" and many others. Having Rock Music as their melting point play ground, they released 7 Albums, 1 EP and 1 Single between March 2014 and March 2016, produced all by themselves within an ultra-short time. Using few correction and re-recording, their songs keep a very vivid and live-sounding character that prefers the authentic, direct, raw and pure sounding over the nowadays over-corrected and over-produced.

Due to the fact that there are hundreds of Bands by the Name of CORE, they decided to rename their Band to COREIGN, starting in June 2016. And up to date, they keep a very high pace of producing one new album every few months and are thus constantly working on their next album...
Their goal is to further improve in crafting and technical production, still doing everything on their own: composing, arranging, playing, recording, mixing, mastering and producing; all is done by themselves. And, be assured, they will keep on interpreting "progressive" more as "avant-garde" than as a fixed Genre and they will surprise us again with new compositions, that in a very exact sense would reflect what the definition of Jazz would mean: absorbing just every possible influence, combining it anew, and bringing it out again surprising...




Band Members
Curry

Vocals, drums programming, keys, backing vocals, composing, lyrics.

Born 1982 in Zurich, Switzerland. Started to play instruments (flutes and clarinet) in her childhood. In her youth she started to play piano and electric guitar. At the age of 17 she discovered her passion for the drums. She gathered experiences in several band workshops and played the drums in a rock band. Additionally she started singing.

She composed her first song at the age of 14 and had composed 80 songs already when she met with Reto. Using a Fostex 16-track recorder, microphone, digital Yamaha electronic piano and Roland sound module (different instruments, synthesizer, vocals), she completed the songs to whole arrangements, composed, arranged, played, recorded and produced all by herself. She also composed 2 Musicals. Since she is together with Reto, they compose the new songs mostly together.


Reto

Keys, guitars, bass programming, backing vocals, composing, lyrics.

Born 1964 in Zofingen, Switzerland. Started to play piano and trumpet in his childhood. First TV appearance at the age of 13. First recordings at the age of 14. Joined his first rock band at the age of 17 as keyboarder. Played for many years in several different bands and jam sessions with a lot of people as keyboarder and guitar player.

He composed his first song at the age of 12, started recording with a Teac 4-track recorder on his own and later worked together with other home- and semi-professional studios. He had composed more than 50 songs by the time he met with Curry and since then is composing new songs mostly together with her.

Special thanks to them for their help in providing the info & I wish them nothing but luck in their career & their music. So until then say awesome & I'll catch you on the flipside! Rock n roll!

Thoughts of a DJ: How the 90s shaped the music scene

Hey there everyone. DJ Dizzy here & we're going to cover the music of the 90s.



Now being an 80s baby I just had to put this up here. But anyway the early 90s. 1991 was the year of the music video & live concert boom you had Woodstock 91 which would make a comeback in 98 then to quickly fade into obscurity but the music video boom would prove to dominate the airwaves quite a bit & you couldn't turn on a TV without seeing a show of some kind.
They were everywhere in those days. You could see them quite a bit. There was shows such as:

In Concert 91

Friday Night Videos

Power Play

Hot Country Nights

Video Soul

Rap City

Soul Train

These are just a few examples of how music videos would soon come to dominate. But they also featured live performances & interviews with artists & that's when mainstream music would soon come into play by way of televised live concerts & live performances through music award shows.
Concerts like Lollapaloza, Woodstock 91, & Lilith Faire would bring feature artists of different genres such as rock, rap, ska, & more.

Lilith Faire would feature female performers of folk rock & create a sense of empowerment & inspiration. Woodstock 91 would provide the music scene with art culture  inspired from the 60s but maintain a message of peace & love but after 1998 would soon fade into obscurity.

Lollapalooza would spotlight artists of rap, & rock & would soon continue on even today spotlighting not just big name artists but also indie artists along with the Vans Warped Tour & Bonaroo. as they all continue to spotlight many indie artists of many kinds,

The 90s music scene proved to be a big marketing boom for many mainstream & major music artists
as many companies took note of their success & started sponsoring them & their genres as we'll see in the following examples.

Nestle- Jamming bars

Taco Bell- Rock art cups

Hammer- Pepsi

To this day the early 90s have proven to be a huge inspiration even today & though some songs are still heard from time to time be it on the radio or online you can still see some culture inspired from the decade be it art or music or anything else.

Well that's all I have to share with you so until then stay awesome & I'll catch you on the flipside! rock n roll!


Sunday, March 10, 2019

DJ's Spotlight: An interview with Wake Theory

Hello everyone DJ Dizzy here & I sat down with a band who answer to Wake Theory & they have a lot to say regarding their beginnings & their music. So I proudly present to you Wake Theory!




How'd you get started in music?


First, let me say thanks for having us for this interview Dizzy! 



Anyway, I was rasied around music all my life, mostly country music but when i hit 15 years old i knew rock was my soul. Its something about rock music that drives me a way that any other music cant.


Who are your inspirations or influences


My inspiration of music was my grandpa... he was the Louisiana state fiddle player for years when i was a kid.. he taught me alot about music and what it takes to write original music and digging deep on what u feel not what other people tell u to feel.


What advice would offer aspiring performers?


Performing should come natural. It isn't taught in my opinion. If u feel it, show it. Do you! Performing is one of the best feeling i have! Nothing better than knowing you are killing it and people are loving it. 


How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?


Me as a singer sets myself apart from other singer with  my voice lol most singers are horrible live.. im not. What u get in our album is what u will get live. Yes it sounds big headed but just catch us live. See for yourself.. talent at the highest level.


Any new gigs or albums in the future?


We have an album recorded and ready to be released as soon as post-production is complete. We’re currently running a gofundme campaign to try and speed up the process.  No set release date as of right now, but it’s coming soon, with tour announcements to follow! 

Special thanks to them for doing this interview & i wish them the best of luck.  So until then I'll catch you on the flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Groovy Movies: Little Richard Leads Surreal All Star Jam On 1992 US TV S...

Groovy Movies: Little Richard Leads Surreal All Star Jam On 1992 US TV S...



I had a bit of a hard time with uploading the video but hopefully this should work





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHkUqRmKuP0