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Today’s Rising Artist of the Day is My Woshin Mashin, a trio of friends from Russia and Germany. They joined forces in 2010 when Bibi Tulin and Hugo Simons left their previous bands and decided to make something new and different. Together with Wolfgang Scherman (their German friend who lives in Berlin and wears a crocodile mask) they gave a strange name to the project – My Woshin Mashin.
Later, under the influence of German dance tunes, Mike Patton’s work, English metal bands and old school music these three released their first demo-tape “Amazing Demo”, extended play “We Came in Peace” and their first long-play “Mawama” which was called “amazing (9/10)” in Brutal Resonance E-Zine, “funkelnden Kitsch” in Zillo Magazine and “better than amphetamine” in Russian Billboard.
Musically, My Woshin Mashin is eclectic and intense, but not without humor. Visually, the group’s music videos have earned them recognition on MTV, in art schools (their “Twenty One” video has been shown in multiple art schools as an example), and even surrealistic trash movies such as “The Smell Of Love”, which sold out on DVD.
My Woshin Mashin’s new full-length album is appropriately titled “EVIL MUST DIE”, which released on April 30th. One of My Woshin Mashin’s song that deserves immediate praise off their new album is ”Riders on the Storm”. This track has a high energy beat with catchy lyrics, and will blow you away. My Woshin Mashin is not to be overlooked, messed with, or forgotten. Press play and see why! If you’d like to support this band of friends in their early career, click here!
The Rising Artist of the day is Louise Aubrie, a London born indie-rock/pop artist. Louise first started recording music at the famed Mill Hill Music Complex in north London, and after relocating to New York City, she surrounded herself with some of the best musicians to establish her signature sound. Writing all her own material, Louise’s debut album, Fingers Crossed…, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim in both the US and the UK, receiving national radio airplay. This album was Louise’s first collaboration with Boz Boorer, one of the pioneers of the British rockabilly movement, and long term co-writer and musical director for Morrissey. Mr. Boorer produced and engineered Fingers Crossed… at his studio in Portugal.
Louise’s highly anticipated follow-up album, Time Honoured Alibi, was released in March of 2013, with Mr. Boorer once more at the helm, both as producer and as a co-writer with Louise on a new track. The album was mixed by Cam Blackwood at Voltaire Road Studios in London, who has recently worked with artists such as Cee Lo Green and Florence and the Machine. The album was mastered by Dave Collins Audio in Los Angeles, former Chief Mastering Engineer of A&M Studios.
One of Louise Aubrie’s songs that deserves mention is “Where Are You”, which you can listen to below, along with the rest of her incredible album. All tracks were written by Louise Aubrie, except “Keep It Coming”, written by Louise Aubrie and Boz Boorer. Louise has a unique voice and can express deep emotion through her words, which is complimented by the equally inspiring instrumentals. Listen to the music of Louise Aubrie and see why she is rising to the top.
Today’s ‘Rising Artist of the Day’ is The Otherness, a young rock collective from Comodoro Rivadavia, La Patagonia(Argentina).
The band is made up of Martin, Gonzalo, Agustín, and Pablo, who started to play together by the end of 2009. They’ve toured Europe and Latin America and now they are recording and releasing new digital singles.
The otherness just released their newest single ‘Move On / In A Flick’, (below) which is a fun little track that shows off the bands energetic and playful personality.
Otherness are currently fixing a new UK Tour and we’ll be hitting UK fields in May, and were also recently featured on NME. This band knows how to rock, and the future is looking very bright for them. We will keep you posted with The Otherness more in the future, but until then, listen to their new track here! Want to support The Otherness? Yes!
Today’s ‘Rising Artist of the Day’ is Reggie VaShaun, a rapper born and raised in Waukegan, Illinois. Reggie began rapping at 16 as a way to express himself and to get away from the troubles that surrounded him. Jay-Z’s ”Let It Breathe” beat was the first song he every wrote to. Reggie soon started taking rap serious after being denied a feature he wanted from a local neighborhood rapper. That let down inspired him to make his first mix-tape at the age of 19 called “Love Me Now Hate Me Later”. “Love Me Now Hate Me Later” was a introduction mixtape and its ultimate goal was to prove that he could not only rap, but he could also hang with the local talent. While attending college he finished and dropped his second mix-tape “Show And Prove” – consisting of 19 tracks that was been recently sponsored by Datpiff.com and is up for review from various blogs such as Proclam-truth.com, http://destanyeb.wordpress.com and http://www.midwestswagger.com.
Although Reggie is not from New York he is heavily influenced by artist such as Jay-Z and Nas, which you can clearly hear in his song “Dreams”. ”Dreams” starts off with a angelic beat then VaShaun jumps in with some hard hitting, tightly written rhymes that will be stuck in your head in no time. ”Dreams” clearly proves that Reggie VaShaun has what it takes to stand out as a premier rapper in the up-and-coming crowd. Reggie is no one hit wonder though, listen to the rest of his music here and see for yourself! We’ll be keeping our eyes and ears on Reggie VaShaun, you should too. Support Reggie’s career here, the HumanFankind way.
Today’s ‘Rising Artist of the Day’ is Joshua Staar, a solo pop rock artist based in Chicago, Illinois. Joshua Staar started off his career at a young age when he learned to play the piano at 7, and took chorus as a blow off class, then learned to play the guitar in high school. Staar started off in a traditional band, but due to problems that come with that territory, he decided to go solo and has seen success thereafter.
Joshua Staar’s sound is pop rock, with a general relationship lyrical presence similar to that of Yellow Card. The fact that he is a solo artist comes as a huge surprise given the quality of music on his EP, Blue Skies.
On these types of posts I typically like to pinpoint one song as “the best” or one that you must listen to, but to be honest, it’s all incredible. Let’s start off with “Surrender” (below), off of Blue Skies. It starts off slowly, and when you least expect it, your head starts to nod, then your feet start to tap, then your completely engulfed in all that is the sound of Joshua Star. ”I’m here to stay, don’t be afraid, I’ll show you what I know of love” sings Staar. I could rave about this musician all day – just see for yourself and listen to his entire album here. Joshua Staar is the star of tomorrow. Support Joshua Star’s career here. Join Joshua Staar on Facebook.