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Anna Dellaria – I Choose Me

LA-based pop-meets-R&B songstress Anna Dellaria returns today with her new single, “I Choose Me.” The anthemic new tune will also be heard on TV Land’s critically-acclaimed show Younger, starring Hilary Duff and Sutton Foster.

Premiering today on The New Nine, “I Choose Me” is a powerful anthem for anyone who has ever felt apologetic for who they are or are not. Driven by tight production, Anna’s smooth soulful vocals captivate during intimate verses before booming with unbridled power on the refrain.

On the powerful meaning behind “I Choose Me,” Anna writes, “It’s an anthem for anyone who’s ever been manipulated, taken advantage of, or felt worthless for not fitting some ridiculous standard. In which you choose to commit to yourself and honor who you are, whether or not people are going to like or understand it. So often we are told to hide the parts of ourselves labelled as “flaws”, instead of looking at them as pieces that demonstrate strength, authenticity and character.  ‘I Choose Me’ is the moment you decide to say “f*ck that – I’m enough” and aims to allow those vulnerabilities to empower us instead of living with them as chains we can’t break and must make up for. ”

In keeping with the spirit of the song, Anna will also be donating a part of the proceeds collected from the song to Girls Inc of Alameda County. The organization gives girls from underprivileged neighborhoods the opportunities and resources that can help shape them into strong, smart, and bold young women.

A recent graduate of USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, Anna has truly honed her vocal and writing skills over the past few years – and it shows. She kicked off her career singing backup vocals for legendary acts such as John Fogerty and Chaka Khan.

Anna stepped into the spotlight last year with her single “Bolder,” landing a prominent sync of TV Land’s Younger and surpassing over 325K Spotify streams. With a rising profile, prominent furniture company Ethan Allen tapped Anna to sing in a national campaign that aired during the 2018 Academy® Awards.

Translating lyrical singer-songwriter catharsis a la Jeff Buckley through bold Aretha Franklin-style delivery, Anna Dellaria is quickly carving out a place of her own in the music industry.

Anna Dellaria
LA-based pop-meets-R&B songstress Anna Dellaria returns today with her new single, “I Choose Me.” The anthemic new tune will also be heard tomorrow (July 10th) on TV Land’s critically-acclaimed show Younger, starring Hilary Duff and Sutton Foster.

Boys Choir – Sorry

Boys Choir is the new electronic prodigy from Scandinavia. A territory already renowned for its brilliant dance tunes. They deliver a true blend between pop and club music with their hard hitting tracks and infectiously catchy melodies. On June 8th they released their third single, “Sorry” – A lush, grand sounding track with punchy drums, massive synths and glimmering guitars. On vocals we find the amazing voice of HART.

Boys Choir
Boys Choir is the new electronic prodigy from Scandinavia. A territory already renowned for its brilliant dance tunes. They deliver a true blend between pop and club music with their hard hitting tracks and infectiously catchy melodies.

DJ Soak – Don’t Make Me

Sergio Hernando A.K.A  DJ Soak at the early age of 24 years old has become a top reference in spanish scene electrónic and turntablism. Credentials, of course, is not lacking: in 2003, with only 12 years old, opened an enviable achievements in becoming runner-up Spain in DMC. Since then it has not ceased to be a landmark in the national and international competitions for DMC and ITF, now known as I.D.A.

“A young prodigy from scratch” would be one of the most successful definitions to discuss Soak, and that is that this kid wants to bite the world.

DJ Soak shows an innate talent, which has managed to shape practicing very hard since he barely lifted was a child and used to sneak the dishes of his brother Dj Elko. Soak has grown and grown into one of the new covering of urban culture of our country.

Valencian, but with good hands who could have been forged in the crib from scratch, at it’ s Soak bet the electric rhythms.

It plays in each of them to perfection by mixing electronic, freestyle, hip hop, and requires more than an unbeliever to turn his head toward the cockpit to check that this wonder is scratching vinyl meat and bone, ultimately free music that skips the rules without giving up the party.

Despite his youth, he has appeared on several TV programs that have succumbed to his savoir faire: Música Sí (TVE), Miradas2 (TVE), La Hora Wiki (Canal+), MTV (Austria) and in Rolling Stone magazine, Dj Mag, Vulture, Serie B, Hip Hop Nation, Hip Flow, Alittlebeat, Staff Magazzine or Deejay.

The best thing is that the reign of Soak just starting and we can only expect good things very good things, this guy in constant exploration of ways and innovation that transform and magically erase the dividing lines between musical genders.

DJ Soak
“A young prodigy from scratch” would be one of the most successful definitions to discuss Soak, and that is that this kid wants to bite the world.

TITLES AND AWARDS:

*Vize-Champion of Spain DMC 2003

*3º in the championship of Spain of the I.T.F 2005

*4º in the championship of Spain of the DMC 2005

*Champion of the Community Valenciana of DMC 2006

*3º in the championship of Spain the DMC 2006

*Champion of Spain I.T.F / I.D.A 2006

*Vize-champion of World/Euro I.T.F / I.D.A 2006

*Vize-Champion of Spain DMC 2007

*4º in the World I.D.A/I.T.F 2007

*Champion of Spain DMC 2008

*5º in the championship of World DMC 2008

*Champion of Spain DMC 2009

*Red Bull Thre3Style Champion of the Community Valenciana

Skai – Hooked

Skai

New Haven born Skai has officially returned after a brief hiatus and big move from London to New York. She’s back and ready with her new single Hooked. Accumulating over 20,000 views on Soundcloud, with a collection of oft-praised R&B/soul numbers – Rick Ross-inspired ‘Thugs Cry’ featuring Lil Wayne, the indecisive introspection of ‘Trust Issues’ alongside Bueffard Mallary, sexy slow jam ‘Pieces’, and the uber-submissively yet playful ‘Action.

She has received a plethora of high-profile kudos – and certified stamped approval – from 6-time Grammy Award winning producer, Jimi Kendrix (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne), DJ Blazita (Jay-Z 40/40 former resident DJ in NY), and DJ Bedtyme (Remy Ma Official DJ).

Skai
New Haven-born Skai – has officially returned after a brief hiatus and big move from London to New York. She’s back and ready with her new single Hooked. Accumulating over 20,000 views on Soundcloud.

Lenii – Human

Ellen Murphy know as the music artist Lenii is a singer, songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist from Cork, Ireland. Her musical journey started with classical violin at age 4 but, since discovering the endless possibilities in producing electronic music, she developed a love for fusing different genres and styles. At 15 years old she moved to New York to further her skills in music production, and subsequently spent years involved in the underground electronic music scene.

Her first single release of 2018 is ‘Human’, a subject of 80’s synth-pop influences and a forward-thinking approach to the underground electronic music scene. Having originally composed ballads and instrumentals from as young as 7, her musical style now showcases the melodic songwriting from her roots, mixed with electronic production reminiscent of the 80’s synth-pop era.

Her music is centred around her ethereal vocals and moving lyrics that focus on social and emotional subjects. Sent awash by reverb-drenched anthemic beats and twinkling synthesizers that shine bright matching a starlit night, her delivery of effervescent vocal qualities and reflective lyricism shows her clear pop qualities on full display.

Commenting more on the single, Lenii states “Today’s world is so divided and when it comes down to it we’re all human, we all feel the same emotions and deal with the same things.”

Lenii
Ellen Murphy know as the music artist Lenii is a singer, songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist from Cork, Ireland.

Polo – Louder Than Words

Polo

Following on from debut EP ‘Alice‘ and 2017 single ‘Zeitgeist’ – an exploration into the unspoken electricity of new human connections, Leeds trio Polo formed of songwriting trio Luke Lount, Kat McHugh and Daniel Edgell are continuing to push their niche of affective, dappled synth pop with new single ‘Louder Than Words‘.

 Maintaining the intimate themes of their previous work, the track finds McHugh drawing from the age-old adage ‘actions speak louder than words’ and placing it in the context of a personal episode from her own life. “The song is about trying to find the right words to say to someone that you’re close to before there is a big change in the situation,” she explains. “It highlights how hard it is to find the right things to say when I had a million things running through my head, but also finding comfort in knowing deep down that those true feelings were shown through my actions.”

 Written in the band’s hometown of Beeston in Leeds – an area they knowingly describe as “famous for being a total dive“, ‘Louder Than Words‘ is about as far from its rough and ready birthplace as you could hope to get. Taking Polo’s characteristic bubbling synths and glossy, high-shine textures, it’s a track that embraces the sheen of studio polish whilst also ringing with a very human heart underneath. “Although the song is introspective and covers a relatively tough period, it ultimately embodies personal empowerment and not forgetting the good times,” says Lount. “The music has all of our typical wobbly bits, but over a more refined and cleaner backdrop. We love to have a lot of fun when producing our music and we spend a great deal of time exploring new ways to create wacky and unique sounds.”

 At its heart though, beneath the playful, plinking synth splashes that dance throughout or the subtle, undulating bassline that roots it down, ‘Louder Than Words‘ is an instant earworm that proves that Polo are growing as songwriters of clout even without the extra tricks. “It’s nice to have a song that sounds good, but if at its heart there is no substance, you know it”ll never go too far,” nods Lount. It’s a problem they certainly won’t have to worry about. 

Polo
Following on from debut EP ‘Alice’ and 2017 single ‘Zeitgeist’ – an exploration into the unspoken electricity of new human connections, Leeds trio Polo formed of songwriting trio Luke Lount, Kat McHugh and Daniel Edgell are continuing to push their niche of affective, dappled synth pop with new single ‘Louder Than Words’.

Iolite – Ring Of Fire

Iolite

Alternative pop artist Iolite, sets a flame with her new single “Better Without You”, as she carelessly performs in front of a forest fire with collaborators, Solarsuns. The collaborators conspire to blend the worlds of light and dark in this beautifully, haunting single and cinematic video. Washed over by lush melodies, dream pop rhythms and aggressive synths you can be sure that “Better Without You” will be the dawn of a new, dark-pop era. The chorus lyric explains the song’s emotion perfectly – “I know I’m better without you, but when I’m with you, I can’t live without you.” Elina, the 19-year-old artist explains, “it’s about understanding that a situation is not good for you in the long run, but you can’t help running back to it – because in the end we all make mistakes, and well…we’re human.”
Watch the cinematic video of Better Without You, as Iolite and Solarsuns perform in front of a forest burning up in flames.

Iolite
Alternative pop artist Iolite, sets a flame with her new single “Better Without You”, as she carelessly performs in front of a forest fire with collaborators, Solarsuns. The collaborators conspire to blend the worlds of light and dark in this beautifully, haunting single and cinematic video.

Alternative pop singer and songwriter, Elina goes by the stage name Iolite. A native of Denver, Colorado, she hails from a family of musicians who immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1996. At the age of 7 she began playing classical piano and shortly after started writing original songs and performing wherever she had a chance. In 2016, Iolite independently released her first official project; emotional yet edgy pop tracks, including her first single, “Spinning”.

Iolite
n 2016, Iolite independently released her first official project; emotional yet edgy pop tracks, including her first single, “Spinning”.

Salio – Keep On Dancing

(SALIO)

http://unsignedmusicblog.com/

“‘Keep On Dancing’ by SALIO is the first commercial release since her debut EP ‘Lost World’ in 2016 and signifies a much more upbeat feeling from the Georgian songstress. “After the EP I felt that I needed to write something a little more fresh and positive so when I returned to Georgia from the UK I sat down with my producer Beqa Japaridze and began finishing the song. It had been dormant for a few of years and I felt that now was a nice time to release it as a start to the spring and leading into a new summer.” And she is right. The song – a cool dancey number featuring lyrics from Irakli Kakabadze – immediately taps into you and no matter what may be going on in your life you cannot help but feel the positive energy flow. It melts the snow and ice away whilst opening the windows for the sun to shine and demanding that the cocktails flow. SALIO is confirmed to perform at Tbilisi’s Open Air Festival on the 18th June and follow her as other dates worldwide are announced.”

imoveilive

“Salio is the modern relative of „Queen“. Great beautiful song ideas, and during the song always a surprise (for instance, a change you didn´t reckon with). I love her voice most when it´s low pitched, but she also brings along the talent of a soprano. Good Pop Music, and so I took the freedom to improve her likes a bit on Sound Cloud. She´s a power woman only in danger to be too sexy (which brings along the type of fans she surely doesn´t want). Good job, Salio. Onward!”

Mister Tetzentheil

“Wayside is the featured video release from the debut Lost World EP by SALIO. The video depicts some of the problems that we face as humans today and how we can show love where little or none exists to great effect. It was directed by Georgian videographer Yugo Morris and is a single shot. SALIO plays the waitress who despite suffering a lot of abuse herself, sees an opportunity to help a young girl escape an abusive future which she takes in the form of aiding her escape…”

Ruth Mckinsey – Women Of Substance Radio

“New York City (1 March 2017) – A mesmerizing new video for SALIO’s ‘Keep on Dancing’ is now playing on YouTube. The video (produced and shot by Beqa Japaridze Shukvani) features dizzying and vertiginous footage of the band giving it a viral magnetic feel. You can catch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImQq_kflvHo Meanwhile, the ’Keep on Dancing’ track (featuring lyrics by Irakli Kakabadze) will be featured on upcoming compilation from NYC- based Factory Fast mixCDs. Salio is a band from Georgia (Republic of Georgia, not state of Georgia in USA) created in summer 2012. SALIO is a Pop / Neo Soul / World singer / songwriter originally from Tbilisi, Georgia intent on making unique music that conjures vivid moods and feelings…”

Music Industry News Network

“I was singing from a very early age according to my parents and I started listening to and loving the Georgian harmonic scale. Hamlet Gonashvili with his captivating and haunting uses of this scale made me love it even more. My family would always gather round the family table and sing together which inspired me to start writing my own songs when I was around 9 years old. I started getting into listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Janis Joplin from a very early age too and they inspired me more and more to sing as beautifully as possible. I have got the point now where I am working with different people to see what happens and I love exploring sound and attitude with the vocal being used to complement this…”

AAA MUSIC

“My experience of the music industry is essentially trying to stay afloat as most people do on this planet but having a great time doing it. If anyone put in the work I have in any other business for the financial reward I have achieved there would probably be a law against it in most developed countries but I enjoy the work I do and the journey counts, no matter what the destination -@salio_official”

APM Team – American Pride Magazine

“With her storied past, Salio’s road to musical success is, in a word, incredible. Born to a poor family in Georgia, a country with a tumultuous history, Salio’s early life was one frought with hardship. Her life even began too early; she was born a month premature. Her family routinely went without food, hot water, or electricity. But despite all these setbacks, Salio knew music would not only be her future, but her salvation….”

Nadia Elkharadly – Addicted

“If you’ve heard ‘Wayside’, ‘Let it Shine’ or any other of SALIO’s music before, you’re already in on one of the most exciting secrets in music right now. Though it’s inevitable that her phenomenally brilliant pop tunes won’t allow this much longer, it hasn’t been the easiest journey to get where she is now. Hailing from The Republic of Georgia, Salio grew up in poverty, with restricted access to food, electricity and water. She began writing songs before she was ten years old, studying classical music and finding inspiration in artists like Janis Joplin, Etta James and Massive Attack. Thanks to her incredible talent, her music manifested itself as much more of a literal escape, leading to a “very successful time as a teenager in a band called Paparazzi, and [being] on television a lot”. Since then her music has come a long way, describing her old songs as “pretty cheap in comparison”, adding that “boys and love were the main subjects I was singing about..”

Tobias Pugh – Born Music Online

“Congratulations on your new EP! It is fabulous… how was the working process, are you happy with the result? I’d been working on lyrics and harmonies for almost a year and needed to sit down with a producer who understood the ideas and creative vision of my music. I was in London singing anywhere and everywhere, carrying a laptop and an APC on my back and just knocking on doors, speaking to bar people and trying to get opportunities to sing. At the same time I was staying in a warehouse community and a friend invited Jonathon Holder to come and say ‘hello’. We had a jam together and he invited me round to his studio to record. We wrote one terrible track over about a week and I had to tell him that I didn’t like it. So we scrapped it and started again, with a darker and more electronic sound. That became the title track, ‘Lost World’, and the others soon followed…”

The Observer

“Georgian singer/songwriter Salio, is causing quite a stir with her catchy debut single ‘Wayside’ – released June 24th. This song is about overcoming difficulties and looking ahead to a brighter future. The track is lifted from her forthcoming album, due out later this year. Salio was talent spotted at the Black Sea Festival in the Republic of Georgia by producer Quint Davis, who organizes the New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival. He was so impressed that he invited her to perform at the festival. Salio was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture for her trip to the US. She wowed audiences of thousands, and sang with jazz and gospel greats. Shortly afterwards, Salio was invited to perform at the Blue Note in New York, where she received a standing ovation. She won her first singing competition at the age of six, wrote her first song when she was 11, and was convinced that her natural talent would help her escape the awful poverty she was experiencing.”

Clive Morgan – The Daily Telegraph

“‘Your Lover’ was the first song written for the ‘Lost World’ EP. My boyfriend at the time and I were laughing about how utterly terrible most pop songs are and how they are generally about sex, greed and wealth or all three of them. We decided that that was where I was going wrong due to my relative lack of international success, so we started writing some lyrics…”

AVA Live Radio Team – Behind The Music

“After having moved from the Republic of Georgia (where she has already achieved nationwide fame) to London, SALIO recently released her debut EP Lost World, a collection of five power- and meaningful pop songs. She kindly agreed to answer a few questions about her life and music. Few can imagine what it was like to grow up in the Republic of Georgia of 20-30 years ago – would you mind telling us about it? Not at all. Despite having problems with things that are taken for granted nowadays – like a lot of places still – I loved growing up in Georgia. I remember there were always long queues of around 100 people to buy bread at the shops due to the Georgian Civil War when I was young. You were only allowed to buy one loaf of bread per person and families with young children were allowed to go to the front of the queue. It was nice back then as the Georgian people would help each other very selflessly and the community spirit of care and togetherness was wonderful….”

1.FM Blog

“Enya met Madonna in Georgia once. I’m not ashamed to admit, I like a good pop song. I see nothing wrong in that, especially nowadays where pop music itself has become a lot more mature. No longer just the refuge of genies in bottles or baby one more times. The themes are older, the sounds more intimate and grand and the subject matter is about the real problems in life. Georgian-born Salio endeavours to find that mix, contemporary sounding, soulful enigmatic pop with meaning; and in the case of her single ‘Lost World’ she achieves it handily. The subject matter comes from her personal history, which reads mostly like a Dickensian nightmare (read her story here) and with Salio it seems ‘Lost World’ is the end product of a long struggle with talent, circumstances, and ambition. With that being the case, the track doesn’t show any major signs of being filled with anguish. ’Lost World’ is a stylish pop lament about feeling out of place in the world….”

The Other Side

“From the Republic of Georgia to the world, it seems Salio was destined to bring her electric rhythms to gospel vibrations in her new EP Lost World. Discovered by acclaimed producer Quint Davis, head of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Salio has impressed thousands upon thousands for her vocal capacity at spiritual elevation. When you think of Gospel, you think of spiritual enlivenment, but not so much a bodily one. While Gospel music makes you want to free your spirit and electronica makes you want to free your body, when they combine they make you want to free yourself completely, i.e. Lost World EP. Salio’s voice is naturally empowering and evocative, which is perfect for both genres. She can make you feel like the most beautiful person inside and out with just one vocal riff. Thus, what I love about Lost World is how new it is to both my ears and mind. You will never think dance, electro-pop can mix with gospel music, but you trust and understand why Salio…….”

Diandra Reviews It All

“Georgian singer/songwriter Salio has recently released her debut EP “Lost World”, and is treading a similar path to fellow Georgian singer/songwriter Katie Melua. Causing a stir with her soulful debut single ‘Wayside’ from her debut EP, which also had a video premiered via The Telegraph, receiving positive feedback throughout the country. Salio’s debut EP features two main singles ‘Wayside’ and the title track ‘Lost World’, both of which display Salio’s soulful and out-going singing voice. ‘Wayside’ features more contemporary production whilst ‘Lost World’ is more tranquil and ambient a production. ‘Your Lover’ fuses electronic and Hip Hop (scratches) influences with Pop/R&B, with the production taking many twists and turns. Salio’s vocals are uplifting and sit on the beat smoothly, as she sings a tale of love. ‘Another Road’ and ‘Horizons’ close out the EP, the former featuring perhaps the most soulful sounding track on the release…”

Death Kiss Media

“Salio is a global artist, and her new EP Lost Word is magnetic. Check my review! She is quickly rising as an international star because of her powerhouse vocals but also her powerful virtues. Her insightful answers show that this songstress has a warm soul eager to heal others through music. Having such a noble approach to music is bound to attract fans to listen to her unique style and one of a kind spirit. Diandra: Your songs are very based in virtue or the call for it. Which virtue do you believe the world needs now the most, and you wish your music to give? Salio: I think we require more empathy as humans in this world today. We have an incredible spectrum of people from the Amazonian natives to the Russian oligarchs and I think it is very I important that we think about and respect one another. For example, the refugee crisis in Syria is a humanitarian disaster. Families are fleeing their homes on long and dangerous journeys and, when they finally arrive in Europe…….”

Diandra Reviews It All

“Tune in and listen to the talented voice of Salio, a 27-year-old singer/songwriter. First spotted in her hometown of Tbilisi in Georgia, Salio left a life of poverty and violence behind to sing at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and has since played at the Blue Note jazz club in New York. Her debut EP, Lost World, is out on Friday. Visit soundcloud.com/salioofficial/sets/lost-world-ep”

Sunday Express Magazine

“Treading a similar path to Katie Melua, Georgian singer/songwriter Salio, is also causing quite a stir with her soulful debut single ‘Wayside’ taken from her debut EP ‘Lost World’ released July 1st. This is a track about overcoming difficulties of the past and looking ahead to a brighter future. The track is lifted from her forthcoming album, due out later this year. Salio was spotted at the Black Sea Festival in the Republic of Georgia by producer Quint Davis, who organizes the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. He was so blown away by her performance that he invited her to perform at the festival. Salio managed to get the Ministry of Culture to pay for her trip to the US. Once their, she wowed audiences of thousands, and sang with jazz and gospel greats. Shortly afterwards, Salio was invited to perform at the Blue Note in New York, where she again received a standing ovation…”

International Music Trade

“For those who haven’t yet heard your music, how best would you describe yourself as an artist? I would describe myself as a singer/songwriter with a point to make. Obviously I want people to enjoy my music but I truly hope it allows listeners to think at the same time and help them conjure new ideas and perspectives. Has music always been a big part of your life? Yes it has. I won my first singing competition when I was six-years-old and whenever I am doing anything I always need music to accompany it. Without music my life is dry. Music brings colour into my life. What are some of your earliest memories of music? When I was seven-years-old my mother bought three CDs; The Beatles, Elton John and Ray Charles. My favourite room in my house was the one with the least furniture and I used to dance with my little sister listening to these artists. ‘Rocket Man’ by Elton John was my favourite song to dance to back then and I still love it now.”

Female First

“SALIO OF REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA TO RELEASE DEBUT EP JULY 1ST: “LOST WORLD” Salio was discovered by producer, Quint Davis, at the Black Sea Festival. Shortly after, he delivered a well-earned invitation to Salio to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival where she introduced herself to an entirely new set of adoring fans. Her single, “Wayside” and the accompanying music video have received a great deal of attention and her debut EP, Lost World, is due out July 1st. About “Wayside” Salio says: “This song is about some of the problems we face as humans in this world today. I think that if you show some kindness where little or none exists, you have the power to change people’s lives and then they, in turn, have the power to help other people too.” The EP captures an incredible amount of diversity that can’t be fathomed by simply listening to her single, “Wayside.” Salio’s voice can shape shift. In one song it holds the power, command and classic…”

(Source: SoundCloud / SALIO)

Seaker – After I’m Gone

(Seaker)

http://unsignedmusicblog.com/

Seaker is the work of North-London dweller Kiran Hungin. Living in the city, but usually influenced by nature and its vast grip on the man-made world, Kiran creates songs in her home-studio in an attempt to connect.