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March 19, 2020 Singer Donna Lugassy produces Love & Breakups EP

Singer Donna Lugassy produces Love & Breakups EP

Producer of her new EP release, Love & Breakups, Donna Lugassy is on the path of success. Besides producing her own music, Lugassy has collaborated with artists like VINAI, 22Bullets, Kittball Records’ Robosonic & Ferreck Dawn, as well as DJ Sidney Samson’s Deadly Zoo project. She has also featured on influential Youtube channels like Spinnin’ Records, MrRevillz, La Belle Musique, Basshall Movement, FunX, and Tribal Trap. Her total stream count is fast approaching 4 million. 

Luggasy grew up in the Netherlands with her family who is a mixed range of cultures and  ethnicities. As young as ten years old, Lugassy’s talent for singing was noticed. She would at the age of fourteen years attend formal singing lessons. The young songstress would also move on to producing music by herself, as she lost interest in waiting on others to help her make her dreams a reality. Years later, Donna would graduate from Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam. 

Donna Luggasy elaborates on her new EP, “In  ‘Moonrise’ there is the push & pull of first getting to know someone. Then ‘Coldest’ is the part where I have fallen for this person and I’m head over heels thinking this is the one I need. ‘Nobody (loves like I do)’ is the part where there are beginning to show cracks in the relationship and I am so invested, letting the other person know I’m all in and would do anything for them. ‘How Bout You’ is about the other person not coming through for me as I feel that they should have and false promises are getting too much. ‘Break Up’ is where I’m getting fed up with the bullshit and reject the other person and get a real big attitude with them and then followed by ‘I wish’, where I feel like I made a mistake by breaking up with them and I have regrets on what I did, rejecting them. Then its usually a wrap and I start all over with a new person back at Moonrise… That’s when the next relationship is starting, to do everything all overagain and repeat the pattern.”

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Q&A with ‘Don’t Darken My Door’ singer Becky Bowe

With multiple television appearances and performances with world-renowned musicians, UK musician Becky Bowe has just released her new single ‘Don’t Darken My Door’ via Two Bridge Recordings. She is the winner of BBC’s Pitch Battle 2017 and has performed with famous acts such as Will Young and Kelis. Her previous single ‘That’s How Love Works’ reached number 9 on the UK iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart. This songstress is making waves all before her upcoming EP release. We find out more about this rising star in this interview. 

 

What are some of your earliest memories of music?

My earliest memories of music came from my Nana’s piano. She used to play all sorts of nursery rhymes, the most memorable song was ‘Puff the magic dragon’ that was always playing somewhere in her house. Other than that, my parents had a varied music taste so I was always surrounded by different genres of music.

How do you fill your downtime? Do you still play the keyboard?

I play piano/keyboard at least everyday for a couple of hours because of my work, but don’t necessarily use it for downtime. For downtime, I really enjoy colouring, watching movies, listening to new music anything that keeps my mind relaxed.

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?

My songwriting process can vary. Sometimes I will be feeling like I just want to play some chords on piano and then I’ll just start humming some melodies, but sometimes it’s the other way round. If I’ve had a really rubbish day lyrics will most likely come first. Then I try to figure out some sort of melody. My best songs have always come from the most relaxed situation, so when I’m doing jobs, when I’m sitting watching TV…everyday activities as my brain is then most relaxed.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

OOOOOO this is a tough one. The studio and creation is always so much fun but can be quite tedious especially with the amount of repetition involved so it takes a lot of patience to really get the correct sound and vibe you want but it’s so much fun experimenting with the different ideas, sounds, instruments, but I think I’d go with performing and interacting. I’ve always been a chatterbox, so on stage if people are interacting with me while I’m singing and performing it’s the best feeling, as it’s just like having a good chin wag with my friends.

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?

The most memorable response was when I released my first proper single in 2018. I can remember the amount of love that people showed the song and how well it was received where I lived, that’s what really kept me going. There are so many memorable moments probably many I’ve forgotten but the important thing to me is the love that’s shown towards my music.

If you could put together a radio show, what kind of music would you play?

GREAT QUESTION!!!! The music I’d play would be very varied but within the same vibe that I like. It would be a mixture of RnB, Pop, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Rap the works. I have so many favourite artists and songs within this sort of realm.

Name five artists and their albums who would appear on your radio show

Emily King – Sides (Acoustic Album) 

PJ Morton – Gumbo 

Daniel Ceaser – Freudian 

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You 

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?

I would love my music to just be enjoyed and loved as much as possible. Success to me is people listening to my music to escape or feel better…just to be able for them to feel any sort of emotion. Music is a gift and to be able to write and sing my own music, and put it out in the world is leaps and bounds better than I ever thought I would have been able to do. Either way, I feel I’ve achieved what I want in my music, I just hope people listen to it and love it!

Does your single ‘Don’t Darken My Door’ set the tone of your upcoming EP release? 

Don’t darken my door I feel captures my new vibe I wanted to create. My EP represents growth and I feel this song really shows the growth within my music. My other songs play with some of my older styles mixed with this new vibe so I feel this new single really helps set the correct tone.

One last thought to leave your fans with?

Keep listening to new music and supporting new artists. Any support is good support! P.s I hope you like my new single and enjoy my new music coming out!! Eeeee

 

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Interview with Dutch singer Bobbi

Dutch singer Bobbi toured the world as a member of the band Zazi. Together with Zazi, Bobbi performed shows all across the globe: the American Westcoast, Canada, Cape Town, Saint Petersburg and South Korea. 

The Song ‘L’Homme de Fer’ is an ode to Bobbi’s ex-boyfriend. In this song, she describes his character full of fire and is kindly mocking and teasing him. Even though he seems tough Bobbi knows, he actually has a big heart.

See our exclusive interview with the singer below

What are some of your earliest memories of music?

Feeling extremely and emotionally touched by hearing the music of Swanlake so that I remember crying out of happiness and intense sadness about the story. Also ‘The Sound of Music’ made a huge impact on me as a young girl. My father taking me to one of his concerts, and being in front of this huge stage, the experience of being amazed and touched by the music and desire to be performing and becoming a musician like my father. To be able to touch through music… So I started to play the cello and sing!

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?

I need to tell my story, in French it felt most sensual, and it had the perfect sound for ‘An Ode to ‘L’Amour’. I knew I wanted to write with Gerry Arling, so I co-wrote my album “Un Jour” (releasing May 8th 2020) with him. Finding subjects to write about went very natural, every song became a new chapter, and had its own specific mood and sound. Together with my French coach Cristal G., We worked and the songs and she created the lyrics based on my stories for the album. An album about love, lust and desire, all kept in one day “Un Jour”.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

It was a very long and intense project, now that I am looking back, I am already working 3 years on this album and the release will finally be this year! As much as I loved the studio work and creating the album, recording live and working with amazing musicians (Denis Benarrosh on Drums, Nicolas Fishman on Bass, all keys and authentic instruments from the ’60s and 70’s played by Reyn Ouwehand (The Producer) a string quartet (Quinetique String Quartet) and French Horn (Romain Bly). Above I love the interaction between my music and the audience when it all comes to live.

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?

Just feeling goosebumps, shivers and tears of joy all at the same time! Only music can do this to human beings, it connects our brain to our heart, our soul, and our deepest feelings.

If you could put together a radio show, what kind of music would you play?

I would play a sequence that reflects life, from being born, and death, and everything the universe beholds in between, to finally being reborn again. All told through music.

Name five artists and their albums who would appear on your radio show

Kate Bush ~ ‘Never Forever’

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg~ ‘Melody Nelson’

Beatles ~ ‘White Album’

Yma Sumac ~’Mambo’ 

DangerMouse & Daniele Luppi ~ ‘Rome’

What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?

To take you with me in my dream, my own Bobbi universe. About how to be true to my most desired feelings, to be loved, sexually free from any fear, to be able to bring my music through performances all over the world, To be my own Muse, and finally to become immortal through my music.

One last thought to leave your fans with?

Go find your inner desire and follow your dreams. Never be afraid of your own strength, and don’t try to be like ‘someone else’. You are unique!

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Jonas Blue and singer-songwriter Tifa Chen releases a new song ‘Billboard’

Multi-platinum superstar Jonas Blue has linked up with Chinese singer-songwriter Tifa Chen on new single ‘Billboard’, out now via Positiva/Virgin EMI Records.

A weightless, carefree slice of modern pop, ‘Billboard’ sees Tifa switch between English and Mandarin vocals, with Jonas delivering a typically polished production to match. It also comes with a captivating official video shot exclusively in Shanghai, with the nation’s hyper-modern cityscapes proving the perfect backdrop for the track’s vibe.

The track was co-written by Jonas alongside songwriting royalties Madison Love, who’s previously penned hits for the likes of Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly and Camilla Cabello, and Sam Roman, who co-wrote Lewis Capaldi’s global smash ‘Someone You Loved’ as well as hits for Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Elton John, Clean Bandit, Disclosure and Little Mix. Jonas and Sam have previously collaborated on a number of tracks, with Sam co-writing Jonas’ singles ‘Mama’, ‘Rise’ and ‘Polaroid’ (with Liam Payne) and recent single, ‘Younger’ (with HRVY).

One of the most recognisable talents in China, Tifa Chen was the runner-up in the Voice of China contest in 2016, becoming the nation’s ‘Best New Artist’ the following year.

Jonas met Tifa Chen when he played EDC China festival last year when the Nanjing-born artist played him her infectious single, ‘Hustle’. A few months later, Jonas was writing ‘Billboard’ and had the idea of Tifa taking a look at a Mandarin translation of the song. She recorded her demo (keeping the chorus in English) and straight away Jonas knew that the resulting track was a hit.

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