#12Watch | Musician Dejay

We have an eye for upcoming talent on In-spire LS Magazine and it’s only right that we share our musical findings with our dedicated readers. This month we shine the spotlight on musician on the rise Dejay.

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#MusicMatters| Gorgon City Team up with Musical Legend Wyclef Jean on ‘Zoom Zoom’.

The vibrant video brings an explosion of colour and multi-layered vision mixing to old rave videos, creating a visual celebration of carnival and Haitian dance culture with a UK flare.

 

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#MusicMatters| Track Of The Week: Sertari ‘Keep On Dreaming’

It has been a few years since I saw the music artist Sertari perform live. It was evident from the outset she loved what she did; making music was undoubtedly her passion. Fast forward to 2016 and Sertari is back with a feel good track that will warm you from the inside out.

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#RiseAndGrind | Pop/R&B Singer-Songwriter Spencer Kane

Talented 19-year-old pop recording artist/actor Spencer Kane was raised in a strict Christian household as the son of a Pastor. Kane – who humbly grew up in a small town of 10,000 in Indiana – has impressively covered mainstream pop hit records from major acts such as Maroon 5, Miguel, Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz, Plain White Tees and Cody Simpson whilst releasing original material which has garnered acclaimed internationally; Spencer Kane’s positively upbeat musical style is Pop/R&B underpinned with acoustic blue-eyed soul influences.

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#Festivals | Record Breaking Year For #HEXAPPEAL Fresh Island and Fifth Anniversary

Last week saw thousands of festival-goers from across the globe travel to the Croatian island of Pag and the stunning Zrce Beach for the most anticipated hip-hop event of the summer, #HEXAPPEAL Fresh Island Festival. Celebrating five years, organisers upped the ante with a live line-up representing some of the best international stars of hip-hop, grime and rnb as well as a star studded cast of DJ’s providing the soundtrack for the hugely popular pool and boat parties.

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#MusicMatters| May7ven – “Better Dayz” (Video)

Africa Film Award-winning superstar May7ven triumphantly returns with inspirational R&B/Afrobeats-infused summer hit entitled “Better Dayz” which uncompromisingly serves as the multi-talented Afrobeats Queen’s most lyrically honest creative outing and personal emancipation declaration in officially finding closure with the former demons in her life and bravely placing all of the endless drama, deep negativity and painful heartache behind her once and for all. The melodically upbeat “Better Dayz” authentically remains true to May7ven‘s precisely sublime artistry and is a bona fide Afrobeats anthem for female empowerment in rising like a phoenix from the ashes and bravely fighting against all odds, which conversely and spectacularly results in May7ven sounding vastly optimistic and bittersweet simultaneously.

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#MusicMatters| “Beyond The Walls, Volume 1”

The “Beyond the Walls” project by Blood Related Entertainment is a team effort by several emcees from Woodbridge, Virginia. From what I can assess, the most consistent contributors were Pacaso Ramirez, Mr. Marshall, and Mark Collins, who were featured on almost every track, along with several other artists. The project as a whole bears testament to its title: reaching non-Christian listeners beyond the walls of the church, as well as those within the church who may be new, or need a refresher course of the gospel of grace and redemption. I often peruse artist’s social media to see if the lyrics match the message, and found this corroborating statement from them on Facebook:

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#MusicMatters| Supa Dupa Fly X Tim Westwood @ Queen Of Hoxton

What a Sunday! The Sun was shining in London Town; a rarity with the weather we’ve been seeing of late. RnB and Hip Hop came out in fine form to the roof top for Supa Dupa Fly at The Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch with none other than the legendary Tim Westwood throwing down a mad mash of musical genres from RnB, Hip-Hop to Bashment; to that Trinidad bounce carnival sound they call Soca.

Proving why he is a superstar and world renowned DJ, Westwood; without a shadow of a doubt pleased and teased the crowd. For 3 continuous hours, he simply shut down the place and caused complete and utter havoc.

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