POP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER !!! : GABRIEL GARZÓN-MONTANO – JARDIN

We have been looking intently at the modern pop scene for some time now, hoping and praying that somewhere out there, there is an artist who is able to take the musical elements of the past and make it sound modern, and pointing the way to the future. Well, finally we Continue Reading

LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. VAN BOBBI, MAVRICK, SAMUEL PROFFITT, CRIS JACOBS & ALLELUJAH!!!

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep fighting the good fight. Here are streams of new music that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Discover! Enjoy!

PoPTV: BLAST FROM THE PAST – ROCK N SOUL! FT. SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, THE TEMPTATIONS, THE SUPREMES, EARTH WIND & FIRE AND PARLIAMENT + FUNKADELIC!!!

It’s impossible to strip rhythm ‘n’ blues and soul music away from rock ‘n’ roll as the latter would not even exist without the former.  In the late 60s, the likes of Jimi Hendrix (above) and Arthur Lee (Love) would combine the flowering of psychedelic rock with R&B (funk ‘n’ Continue Reading

ROCK HISTORY: LOVE – REEL TO REAL (1974)

The late Arthur Lee and Love (the band Lee led & fronted) remains one of the most under-rated bands from the 60s/70s. Well, at least compared to their peers. Already well-documented is the fact that the likes of Jim Morrison (The Doors), Jimi Hendrix and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) were Continue Reading

PoPTV: DRU CHEN PROVES HE’S STILL GOT IT WITH NEW SINGLE “YOU GOT IT BABE”

Let’s say it plain, LOVE LOVE LOVE Dru Chen’s songwriting. He seems to come up with these soul-inflected pop ditties so effortlessly that it’s almost criminal! “You Got It Babe” finds Dru once again putting together yet another winner. Trust me when I say that once this groovin’ earworm hooks you, Continue Reading

WHO SEZ JAZZ IS DEAD IN SINGAPORE? TAJ’S NEW EP PROVES OTHERWISE

Tim De Cotta (Bass/ Vocals), Audrey Tengkey (Piano, Keys and Synth) and Teo Jia Rong (Drums) make up TAJ, bringing forth an exciting new venture, and great contribution to Singapore’s contemporary jazz scene. Now the above (from the Darker Than Wax press release) sums it up pretty well. 70s jazz fusion Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – NEW RELEASES 14TH JANUARY 2015

What’s new this second week of the year? Let’s check in with Spotify, shall we? MARK RONSON – UPTOWN SPECIAL Fairly old school soul in tone from the British famed producer. Actually though the album’s introductory track was a rip off of Stevie Wonder, when it’s the man himself. Doh! Continue Reading

SOULFUL BLUES ROCK FROM MICAH OLSAN & THE MANY’S NEW EP “ALL AROUND”: NOW AVAILABLE FROM BANDCAMP

There’s much to admire on this new EP from Micah Olsan & the Many. According to his bio, “Micah has been an active performer in the Midwest music scene for the last seven years. His diverse songwriting takes folky storytelling, interlocking guitar parts, and passionate, soaring vocals and places them Continue Reading

EIA RELEASES SOULFUL NEW SINGLE “THAT’S THE WAY” ABOUT BEING IN LOVE

Eia (aka Maria Grace Koh) has just finished her studies at LASALLE College of the Arts, where she graduated with First Class Honors in a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts – Music, Vocals and her calibre is self-evident on her soulful new single “That’s the Way” off her upcoming new album. Continue Reading

HOT BUZZ: MARTIN CARR – THE SANTA FE SKYWAY

Ex-Boo Radley Martin Carr is back with a new single and a new album. Absolutely digging the old school soul vibe! Watch the official video now! Carr’s new single “The Santa Fe Skyway” is available at : http://tinyurl.com/l2nwffu His new album The Breaks will be out on CD/LP on September 26, 2014. Continue Reading

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: THE AMANI CONSORT

  Aysha Amani, the frontperson of infectious Aussie funk-soul-hiphop combo The Amani Consort was so easy and fun to talk to as she (together with keyboards player Gordon Cant) answered my questions about the band – past, present and future. Listen to the audio for the full details! (Sound quality is a Continue Reading