Walt Disney Records to release ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ Original Soundtrack

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‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ is set to be Walt Disney Records’ newest original motion picture soundtrack. It will feature an original song performed by Sarah Silverman who voices Vanellope von Schweetz and Gal Gadot who voices Shank.

Composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) also worked on it alongside Henry Jackman who scored the first film of the franchise. Imagine Dragons also perform in an original end credit song ‘Zero’. Grammy-nominated singer Julia Michaels also performs in additional end credit song ‘In This Place’.

It’s out now digitally and will be released as a physical CD November 30th.

By Megan Duce

Industry Honours National Album Day

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Today celebrated the first-ever National Album Day. Retailers, radio stations and record labels alike took to social media to honour the 70th birthday of the album.

nationalalbumday.co.uk calls for the ‘biggest album playback’, asking all music lovers to play their all-time favourite album from beginning to end starting at 3:33 pm.

According to the National Album Day website, ‘In 2017 135 million albums were either purchased, downloaded or streamed – a rise of 9.5 per cent on the previous year.

4.1 million of these were on vinyl – the highest level since the start of the 1990s.’

Ambassadors for the event include Paloma Faith, Alice Cooper and Jess Glynne.

To commemorate the occasion, The Wave team have shared their favourite albums:

Jordan: Pale Waves – My Mind Makes Noises

Geo: Shame – Songs of Praise

Courtney: Fit For Rivals – Freak Machine

Megan: Adore Delano – Whatever

Meg: Father John Misty – Fear Fun

Julia: Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life

Lil: Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

Briony: Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Caragh: Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind

Federica: Lana Del Rey – Tell Mama

Bekky: BTS – Love Yourself: Tear

Trevor: Pegasus Bridge – While We’re Young

 

Words: Megan Duce

Jac Jones drops new mix, ‘BTEC Rollers,’

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Jac Jones is a freelance DJ based in West-Wales, who uses the technique of mixing a range of chopped and screwed drub beats, whilst dabbling in off-kiltered dynamic piercing sounds to create his best drum and bass tracks. Mixing on Pioneer Decks and composing his sounds via Serato DJ software.

On Tuesday 30th January he added to his soundcloud collection a new fetching drum and bass track called BTEC Rollers, BTEC Rollers weaves in heavy basslines, whilst intertwining poly rhythmic beats.

BTEC Rollers is a 19 minute glitchy, industrial and raw track that mimics primitive dj methods. Around seven minutes into the track Jac progressively delivers a mix and blend technique as he merges in Alix Perez ft BENABU- Numbers. The change between his mix and the critically acclaimed drum and bass track is a swift transaction. The reverse of his deck adds in a complimentary spin and is what helps adds to the build up of he transition so well.

Towards the end of Numbers you hear a tingle of indistinct spacious noises, however overlapping is a hard-juddering beat that dominates the subtle noises of harmonic chimes. This beat is a continuous tremor, that, at points has a heavy double drop, creating a intensive wave of distinctive beats.

At 10:41, Jac replaces the heavy boom production of the baseline with liquid drum and bass, sending you on what feels like a trippy, acidic journey. From looping hard beats, to weaving in hypnotic vibrations. However, the transition between doesn’t last for long as he slowly begins to add  in his 175bpm routine.

BTEC Rollers experiments with a wave of varied sounds, pioneering piercing trebles, whilst dabbling in gradual baseline drops.

If you haven’t already, go have a listen to BTEC Rollers by Jac Jones on Soundcloud, here

Make sure to follow his Soundcloud to check out more of his work: Jac Jones: Soundcloud

Rejjie Snow announces release date for new album

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Dublin Rapper, Rejjie Snow recently announced on Instagram he is yet to release his first album, ‘Dear Annie’ next month.

The debut album is made up of 20 tracks, with features from the beloved Kaytranada, Aminé and Dana Williams.  The rapper made sure we knew the score with the upcoming project, giving fans a sneak peek on the ep ‘Dear Annie Pt. 1’ released last week. The EP consists of the first four tracks on the album. Sharing some smooth melodic flows and enchanting jazz rhythms.

Despite the lack of the support from mainstream media for the breakthrough artist, Rejjie Snow has been making mighty moves the last few years, upon frequent releases of mixtapes and EPs. Driving the Irish hip hop scene alongside the likes of Hare Squead and NeoMadic.

The rappers hard work is being paid off after performing at The Great Escape Festival and a sold out show at O2 Forum last spring. This highly anticipated album may well be a turning point for the rising artist in 2018.

‘Dear Annie,’ is out on 16th February 2018. Catch the visuals for, ‘Egyptian Luvr’ on YouTube now.

 

Words by Melissa Kasule

[INTERVIEW] FIVEFILO

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FiveFilo is a young rapper and singer based in the UK, originally born in South America, Brazil. Here he found himself taking a very deep interest to music at a very young age and since has carried through with it.

Gabriel Garcia – from his real name, touched to a certain amount of inspiration during his childhood. Starting by playing guitar at eight years old, he took the initiative to write his own lyrics and make beats at the age of fourteen. The musician evokes one eclectic source of inspiration and says, “I’d say, a big chunk of what I know now, musically comes from just playing music with other people at the church. It’s thereby one of the reasons why I try to always include live instruments in my tracks, I like the way it gives raw emotions to whoever’s listening.”

Indeed, FiveFilo’s inspiration doesn’t only stop at classical and gospel music. The twenty-two year old rapper mentions the producer Timbaland as well as Will.I.Am. as his main brain waves of that time. “I grew up going to church and I was very familiar with its music. Then I started secondary school, and that’s where I got exposed to other type of music like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers for example.”

Songs such as ‘Worth the Risk’ or ‘It Could’ contains classical Hip-Hop rhythms at the lyrical level but the productions brings less common tones including drums and melodies that take us to some exotic destinations. When questioning FiveFilo on the genre he performs he responds with, “Difficult one. I’d probably say Alternative Hip-Hop. Basically, my main thing is mixing Samba music from Brazil with Hip-Hop”.

In July 2016, FiveFilo released his very first EP called ‘Harmonia’. The project does honour to the summer vibe: the lightweight and groovy, good memories-making sound. “That sort of music is a reflection of myself, two cultures in one thing. And even today I feel like I’m catching up with all the music that I missed up.” Says Filo.

He then highlighted two songs. “Immigrant Boi”, -It’s about my experience growing up in another country. And “She Don’t Know” is basically summing up today’s youth culture when it comes to dating. We seem to play this game where we can’t really let each other show the other one how we feel… I think it’s quite dishonest because it even makes it hard to simply say I like you. However it’s one of the reason why I do like a lot of 60s-70s music, I feel like it was really honest as it was genuinely romantic. I also released a track called “She Knows” which is a remix or continuation of the last bit of “She don’t Know”. This song has that 80s vibe coming from high pitch falsettos, let’s go party!” He says. When the album cover topic was mentioned, the singer explained how he interprets the visuals. He mentioned Mac Miller’s album cover ‘Watching Movies With The Sound Off.’ (2013)

“Simplicity and colours are what attract me. Because of simplicity nothing seems clear, it’s really broad. It just makes me wonder, everything that’s on the cover isn’t there by coincidence, it has been thought out. So I always wonder what are the reasons behind. I’m a big fan of artworks that have the face of the artist on it. ‘Live. Love. Asap’ is one of them and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ too. These type of cover is kinda brave in my opinion, it shows you. The face as you are at this moment, you assume to be the master of the piece.”

Young Gabriel Garcia has been asked about a producer he would work with. Without blinking his eyes, he mentions Rick Ruben as an indubitable source of inspiration. He continues, “he’s just an alien. If you look at his catalogue, it goes from Rock to Hip-Hop. It’s like everything he touches turns into gold. And Timbaland for sure. He’s probably the main reason why I started making beats.”

“Stay away from negative energy, and surround yourself around positive people, because that will always be reflected in your music. One of the messages I wanna give across as well is that you can do anything you put your mind into. I don’t feel that I can do that right now, but if I do become successful, I really want to put that out there. A kinda voice for the voiceless.”

To anyone who could relate to the artist, here are five aspects of the Filosophy: “Human. Observant. Loving. Right. Patient.” Finally, FiveFilo shares the last track he most recently listened to: Lana Del Rey & A$AP Rocky‘Summer Bummer.’

 

Words by,

Tharushi Stephen

UCA Epsom present Air Drop and Bedroom Boredom

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At UCA music marketing students are asked to put on gigs and events at the students union as a part of their course. Some of the second years have already put dates onto this event for this year in hopes to encourage a more social atmosphere to UCA in Epsom.

On the 9th November Amy Heddle will be co-organising a gig in collaboration with the student union in the canteen. Presenting Air Drop, Bedroom Boredom and special guests. The show kicks off at 7pm on the Tuesday. You can purchase tickets here for just £2 or pay £3.50 at the door.

Those who go to UCA know that there’s not a huge social culture when it comes to events here and so us music students want to try and change that! Everyone is welcome, including friends outside of uni so bring anyone and everyone.

 

For more details on the bands check out their socials:

https://twitter.com/AirdropLondon

Bedroom Boredom Facebook

 

Words by,

Laviea Thomas

Don Broco drop new single and announce UK tour dates

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The Bedford four-piece Don Broco recently announced dates for their UK tour. Alongside this, yesterday they unleashed a fearsome rock track, ‘T-Shirt’. The guitar driven song is a heavy mesh of pop-rock and is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming album Technology.

The tour kicks off in February 2018 and includes a total of eleven dates across Europe.  In addition, they will also be making an appearance at London’s Alexandra Palace as they play a headline show on November 11th.

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Yesterday they released their new track, ‘T-Shirt’ is a pop-rock bluster of inflamed guitar riffs and weaves in vocals moaned by lead singer Rob Damiani. Damiani openly speaks out that the track is “very personal and inspired by previous relationships.”

Mixing a range of pop, funk and metal sounds, the rock-infected track has already been played by Annie Mac on BBC radio 1 and has reached critical acclaims since yesterday’s release.

Full UK tour dates as follows:

DON BROCO FEBRUARY 2018 TOUR DATES
08/02 – Portsmouth, Pyramids
09/02 – Bristol, O2 Academy
10/02 – Cardiff, Great Hall
12/02 – Norwich, UEA
13/02 – Nottingham, Rock City
15/02 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
16/02 – Manchester, Academy
17/02 – Leeds, O2 Academy
19/02 – Newcastle, Northumbria Institute
20/02 – Aberdeen, Garage
21/02 – Glasgow, Barrowland

 

Listen to T-shirt  HERE .

The full album will be released on February 2nd via sharptone records, however you can still pre order via  WWW.DONBROCO.COM

 

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Laviea Thomas

BBC Amplify Review

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Marking 10 years of BBC Introducing, Amplify became the first music convention of this size to take over the Excel, London with over 100 sessions and 250 guest speakers. It homed a variety of masterclasses, performances and Q&A’s making it valuable for all musicians and anyone willing to pursue a career in the music industry.

On Sunday 8th October current Music Journalist student Louise Tindall, ventured into London to attend the BBC Amplify event. Here’s what she got up to.

After a morning of learning skills on protecting your voice, creating a sound and how to run a campaign with a low budget, The Hunna kicked off the afternoon in The Journey Theatre with a panel hosted by Radio 1’s Phil Taggart. After expecting the hour not to be particularly useful, I was pleasantly surprised by their willingness to talk about the criticism they’ve received from their social media presence and how they’ve gone from nothing to selling out the O2 Academy, Brixton in just two years. They spoke in detail about their previous musical endeavours, how they believed that to have helped them and why growing up together has allowed them to connect with fans. Joined onstage by their manager, they spoke about being forced to delete all previous online accounts until they had over 500 songs written and were deemed ready. After opening up to audience questions, they continued to discuss whether they wish they’d done things differently and how other artists could go about having a similar impact.

Following on from this was the ‘I can’t get you out of my headline’ panel featuring the editor of NME, Gigwise and the founder of Popped Music. Here they focused on how, from a journalists’ perspective, was best to get your demos noticed and featured in their relevant publications. They talked heavily about the difference between being persistent and being annoying in relation to how many times you send them your work as well as highlighting the importance of targeting the right brand.

After more mingling and demo sharing the day came to a close with The Hunna performing a short, fifteen-minute set on The Amp stage, attracting a large crowd of artists ready to further their careers.

Words by Louise Tindall

Edited by George Kennedy