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TMN AWARDS 2017
BEST SONGS of 2016
ON THE COVER
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TMN MAGAZINE/JANUARY 2017
Editor's Note Another year is upon us, and as I sit here in the tail end of 2017 writing this note, I’m flabbergasted to be saying, Happy New Year, 2018! It’s not as if it snuck up on me; I’ve been working on story ideas for the coming year for months and I own a calendar. When the team got together to talk about the coming year, one theme stood out from all the others. This year, we will focus our content on MUSIC. HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS ISSUE Our definitions of what entertainment looks and sounds and feels like have been particular to each of us, of course, but the magazine itself has always been consistent in its mission: to find and reveal and present best of the best in all its forms. We future a lot of truly amazing and inspiring artists!
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This month, our cover star is the lovely Nothing But You, Nicky. We speak with award-winning women to understand what it takes to be a success. Nicky is a true example of what hard work and dedication can lead to – she has already named Awards Winner and our Woman Of The Year!
We hope that you’ll use this New Year as an opportunity to find what inspires you and to follow your dreams.
I hope you enjoy the issue.
Jeremiah Foster Editor-in-Chief
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THE YEAR IN REVIEW
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TMN AWARDS 2017
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Harry Styles - Harry Styles
BEST BOOKÂ OF THE YEAR
BEST BAND OF THE YEAR
TMN AWARDS BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST FAN BASE
#SHEERIOS Ed Sheeran
SONG OF THE YEAR
Nothing But You, Nicky
"On My Own"
MODEL OF THE YEAR
SHOW OF THE YEAR
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BEST SONGS OF 2017 EDITORS CHOISE
Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me Nothing But You - LIPS Stella Angelika – Sleep Kendrick Lamar - Humble Camilla Cabello - Havana Selena Gomez - Bad Liar Harry Styles - Woman Lorde - Perfect Places imagine dragons - believer Rag'n'Bone Man - Human Ed Sheeran - Shape of You Alice Merton - No Roots Imagine Dragons - Thunder ZAYN - Dusk Till Dawn ft. Sia Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios Dua Lipa - New Rules Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm Katy Perry - Swish Swish you, our dear readers, voted for NOTHING BUT YOU - ON MY OWN as your favorite song of 2017. Now, it’s our turn to reveal which SONGS we’ve loved the most.
BEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF THE WINTER
P!nk - Beautiful Trauma Sam Smith - One Last Song Kyle Lionhart - Sweet Girl Jamar Carr - Nothing New Tom Chaplin - Midnight Mass Chris Pop - Southside Sigrid - Strangers Too Many T's - Neighbours Monti - Echo ft Josh Stevens Max Davis - Manic Run Paige Bea - Pick Up Your Heart YoungQueenz & N.O.L.Y, featuring 柒⽺Yung Takeem "⼀丿(YAT PIT)" BangBizzy - Italian Ice Supreme Kai - Save Me Stepdadfla - Frauds Djinn City – Flood & Thunder In our minds, the music industry was simply colluding to make the beginning of the winter more tolerable by unveiling a slew of new music videos to give us all the feels. Artists including Sam Smith, Pink, Tom Chaplin, Kyle Lionhart, Jamar Carr... have blessed our eyes and ears and cars with their latest music videos... 29
BEST FEMALE ARTIST - Sia Best Girl Group Fifth Harmony Actress Of The Year Emma Stone Actor Of The Year Jared Leto Best Dancer - Briar Nolet 30
BEST MODELS OF THE YEAR #4 Kendall Jenner #4 Emily Ratajkowski #3 Gigi Hadid
#2 Cara Delevingne #1 Stella Maxwell
TMN Magazine | NEW MUSIC
ROOTWORDS – A MATTER OF TIME The globally-minded and eclectic emcee Rootwords is about to drop his second album Warning Signs, an excitingly new opus produced by him and his music partner since 2010, Kinyama Sounds. Warning Signs is about resistance, perseverance and steadfastness in the ever so rapidly changing world of today. The lyrics describe the energy and determination of an individual who is constantly at odds with the demands and direction of today’s society.
The first single A Matter of Time describes the universal moment in our lives when we finally decide to face reality. It is the moment of clarity that arrives when the illusion of your greater society is stripped away. It is a return to that moment when you were born naked, before your innocence was lost. It is a song of admission and courage. It is Rootwords’ confession.
“A Matter of Time is a song about who and where I am today. I arrive to that conclusion by reflecting on where I could have been and who people (society) expect me to be. I think of it as a metaphor for life after death, that is to say, the moment that I came to realise my vocation.”, says Rootwords.
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HOT This song was composed with the The Block Notes, Rootwords’ live band, and with the participation of the great producer and beatmaker Yvan Peacemaker (Soprano, Booba, Rocé, Stress). Vocals on chorus by Rosie Holloway.
TMN Magazine | INTRODUCING
Yo Gotti, now ...
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has been added to Jay Z’s hit making roster.
Yo Gotti, now Banknote Mitch has been added to Jay Z’s hit-making roster. The one & only Nation, the Roc! Banknote is a N.C Native like his fellow label mate J-Cole, but unlike Cole. Mitch has deferred from the hippie or conscious works of art that Cole creates. The 31yrs emcee gives us insight of the rugged, treacherous roads that he’s walked alone. Releasing his pain, his struggle on wax. Mitch created an underground Buzz that no A&R could ignore. After the smoke & dust cleared from the bidding war, Banknote Mitch stood by the side of the God Emcee, Hov. Banknote Mitch now pledged his allegiance to the Roc Nation flag. Welcome to the R-O-C. www.soundcloud.com/banknotemitch
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FABIAN SECON DEBUTS NEW TRACK “HAZE” WITH YOUNG T & BUGSEY
merging UK artist/producer Fabian Secon has teamed up with fellow UK stars Young T & Bugsey (Stormzy, Belly Squad, Da Beatfreakz) for new track “Haze”, a progressive record with its own sound unlike anything else on the airwaves currently. The track was written and produced by Fabian Secon alongside Lucas Secon , Chucks and Mintman, with additional lyrics by Young T & Bugsey. “Haze” aims to continue the momentum Fabian has created over the last few months
Photo: Stan Schneider with a string of successful and critically acclaimed releases that have helped
Speaking on the collaboration, Fabian says,
establish a growing fan base for the unsigned artist, bolstered by word of mouth and
“Bugsey and I connected online many
support from the likes of MTV, dynmk, Pigeons & Planes, Complex, Link Up TV,
months ago and had a mutual admiration for
HHS1987, Thisis50 and more. Previous release “Defeated” has already achieved over
each other’s music, so a collaboration was a
70,000 streams on SoundCloud since being released only a few weeks ago, pushing Fabian past half a million SoundCloud streams in total.
natural progression. It was interesting as we have very different styles but came together
Prior to this Fabian released the soulful “Teenage Love” (via DMR/Warners), which
to create something very original with an
was co-produced by frequent collaborator 5ive Beatz (Nines, Stormzy, Ray BLK, Krept & Konan, Abra Cadabra) and soared straight into the top 3 of US music site
alternative folk-trap vibe. It has a strong
DJBooth’s Independent Hip-Hop/R&B Chart and into the top 100 on US platform
sense of euphoria and talks about the loyalty
Audiomack in just 3 days. Fabian already joined forces with 5ive Beatz earlier this year for joint EP Until We Meet Again as well as UK R&B singerGeovarn for “Tell Me”,
and protection you experience with a loved
and there are more collaborations in the vault with the likes of Nyge, AJ Tracey, and
Tayá, further solidifying his place at the forefront of the UK’s revitalised urban music scene. Fabian’s rise has been swift and impressive, given it was only last year when he dropped his debut EP, Don’t Disturb , which received a great reception and paved the way for support from a wealth of radio stations and industry tastemakers, such as Jamz Supernova and DJ Target at BBC Radio 1Xtra, where EP single “Sensei” was given BBC Introducing Single Of The Week honours by MistaJam. The accompanying video went on to accumulate 150,000 streams on Fabian’s VEVO channel —which has attracted a big audience for all of his visuals released so far. Fabian has also had support from Capital FM and Capital XTRA for “Gold Plated” and was selected by Spotify earlier this year to feature in several of their highly sought-after playlists with “Lust” and “Rockstar”. With a fan base clearly on board and online buzz growing daily, his next pursuit is the live circuit. Having already performed at UK venues Jazz Cafe, Hoxton Bar & Grill, and Barfly among others, Fabian will be playing at London’s Ruby Blue on November 9th, as well as venturing out overseas. He recently performed at Vega in Copenhagen and has an upcoming show in Paris, with more dates to be announced soon. “Haze” is available to download and stream now from all digital outlets.
JORDAN LAFAVER CONFIRMS 2018 ALBUM After numerous cancelations, setbacks and unfulfilled promises, pop artist Jordan LaFaver confirmed what many fans have been hoping in a recent interview; his debut album should appear in the latter half of this year after 4 years in development. Speaking with Exposed Vocals, the former Diary of Snow vocalist openly admits he’s prematurely announced the album several times already. “In 2015 I said the album would come out the following year, then again in 2017,” he confessed. “I definitely had the content ready, but I vastly underestimated how much it takes financially to do this the right way.”
This interview is by far his most in-depth since pausing his band in 2014, diving into his roots and inspirations, as well as his plans for the immediate future. He dishes on the reason behind his Pierce The Veil tattoo, possible touring and his admiration for Drake. The biggest and most exciting revelation, however, is a rumored EP already in the works after this year’s debut album. Still talking about upcoming releases, LaFaver goes on to say the untitled EP may release in 2019. This would be a substantial change of pace for the 25-year-old singer, who’s only released three tracks as himself since 2015, and only considers one of them to be representative of his true sound. He claims the first two of his three singles, Lipstick Stains and Salem, are tests of his various new directions as an artist. Real, his latest single and the only official preview of his new album, is in his own words “the first track I’ve made that fully represents” what he can do. The song currently sits at 54k views on Youtube, making it Jordan’s second most successful behind the previous Salem.
Aside from this announcement, longtime fans of LaFaver may already know he’s been releasing teasers of new music on Instagram (@diaryofsnow) for months. On January 6th, a short clip appeared of a track titled “Loud” that according to the caption is a 2018 release, and in the two months prior he posted other snippets and studio clips that one could speculate will appear on one of these upcoming projects. A song preview also appeared two days later in the form of a parody/flip of the Cartoon Network series Regular Show. Some of these videos also made an appearance on his less followed Twitter.
In regard to the aforementioned Loud clip, it seems the young artist’s sound and content have both matured. Back in 2016, it was reported that his debut album would be explicit and require a parental advisory label; the first time in his career this would be necessary. These recent snippets prove he’s indeed headed deeper into the newschool market; the Loud clip even clearly states “Mature Content,” and the album art displays an explicit content warning.
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NOTHING BUT YOU, NICKY Nicky is Japanese – American singer that is hypnotizing the world with her powerful vocals. Music has been her passion since childhood. Years of consistent vocal training has helped Nicky develop her powerful voice, dynamic vocal range, and signature sound. Nothing But You, Nicky is a driven, talented and charismatic artist based in San Francisco. She is particularly striking for her distinctive vocal skills. Her dynamic approach to singing covers an ample range, as she is able to seamlessly float from moody and introspective vocals with an intimate feel, to larger-than-life hooks that are easy to sing along and remember.
Nothing But You, Nicky grew up in Japan, but relocated half the world away, heading for the sunny shores of California. Currently, she is based in San Francisco, where she lives and works on her musical craft. Nicky’s performative approach is direct and inspired: her songs are honest and personal, while her far-reaching vocal performances exude feeling and emotion, with a really expressive sense of musicianship, inspired by legendary performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston or Celine Dion, just to mention but a few. Initially, she collaborated with a producer as a duo, but later focused on her solo work, performing music with an eclectic range of influences and a kaleidoscopic vibe!
Nothing But You, Nicky has announced the release of her upcoming album, I LOVE YOU ON MY OWN on April 6, 2018. The album is currently available via all digital channels. The album was composed by Multi-award winning composer Emine Sari (www.eminemusic.com), produced by Cihat Atlig, with vocal production and engineering by Multi-platinum winning engineer Joel Evenden (Eric Clapton, Lara Fabian, Rod Stewart, BB King…), features the distinctive voice of Nicky, nee Kiyomi Ishii. “I Love You On My Own” is the follow-up album to Nothing But You’s single, “On My Own,” which soared to Number 1 on iTunes’ Blues charts in Japan and Turkey and currently #119 on DRT Global Top 200 Airplay Chart! Nothing But You has been granted “Best Lyric” and "Adult Contemporary" awards by the Global Music Awards (GMA) for her song "On My Own" from the album “I Love You On My Own”. Nicky is enthused to work with Emine Sari. “I feel blessed having been able to work with my friend, Emine Sari on this single,” says Nicky. “She is truly a legend and a highly gifted music-composer! To have Emine collaborate with me on my music is a dream come true!” When asked why people should care about their music Nicky is quick to respond, “We just do what we love, we put our lives in our music. We hope that our fans & the world connects.” “With her musical talent, Nicky will soon be known as a gifted singer,” says Emine Sari. “She is bringing something new and fresh to the music scene. People are going to love her new single.”
It promises to be a busy summer for her with a series of gigs across the USA with a special show planned on March 31, 2018, which is Saturday, 6.30 at Piano Fight in San Francisco, CA…
"Nothing but You, Nicky proves herself to be one of the most refreshing voices in jazz, blues, and a warm orchestra style ballads. She sings her heart out, her instrumental selection is unique, retro, and something the game needs. There’s a certain bounce to her song that’ll help her stand out from the rest of the pack. She’s going to melt your heart in 2018." Vipin Kumar - HuffPost, Rising Artists You Need To Know
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NOTHING BUT YOU, NICKY Nothing But You, Nicky was been named TMNâ€™s 2017 Woman of the Year. In an honest interview, she shares the inspiration behind her awarded album: She opens up about self-discovery, new album and her journey to stardom... 42
“Watch me! Life is getting more exciting from now on!”
Congratulations. You're TMN’s Woman Of The Year. Thank you very much! I contacted by TMN Magazine on Jan.15th, 2017 without any knowledge for interview on my first album Meant To Be but just one year later I receive this honor from TMN is my greatest pleasure!!
Were you surprised at the positive response to your first album Meant To Be? Of course!! I had no idea how to let music industry pay attention on my music but the last year have been amazing! The response on the first album has been overwhelming. We kept the second album a secret on purpose until it’s release, to make sure Meant To Be got the attention it deserved... When did you decide you wanted to be famous? Two years ago, my friends complained about our age and lost excitement for rest of the life. So I just decided to show them the proof saying, “Watch me! Life is getting more exciting from now on!”
Have you found what you were looking for from fame? I found so important things from fame they are called opportunities to meet many wonderful people that I’ve never known before. If you don’t forget about appreciation, respect and efforts, the fame brings you much more treasure. What is your song “On My Own“ about? To me “On My Own” is all about Life. Life is not easy but if you have a strong will and keep moving forward, you will find the most important thing which makes you happy and fulfilled….It’s a cheering song for Life! Do you think you're a role model? “ Not Yet!” If I become much more successful singer as an independent artist by the end of 2018, please ask me the same question^^ Are you proud of what you've achieved this year? HUGE Yes! Most importantly I got so many great support from my fans across the world that’s the Greatest achievement for me! BUT I also would like to say this…I met my miraculous music team (Multi award winning Turkish singer/songwriter Emine SARI, Multi-Platinum award winner London-based music engineer and producer Joel Evenden who has worked with legendary artists including Eric Clapton, Lara Fabian, Rod Stewart and BB King… , Turkish music producer Cihat Atlig and Super PR team). With this powerful music team, my 1st Original single “Lips” won the Akademia Music Award Best Blues Song. The 2nd Original song “Tell Me” hit iTunes Easy listening charts #1 in Turkey. The 3rd Original song “On My Own” hit #1 on iTunes Blues charts in Japan and Turkey, and being on DRT Top 100 Airplay charts. Huff Post exclusively premiered Music video. Also, we won the Global Music Awards for Adult contemporary, Lyrics/Songwriting (proud my composer Emine SARI. And….I received the honor of TMN’s Woman Of The Year!! What a wonderful year 2017! 43
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What were the biggest challenges you faced last year? The biggest challenges were Radio Interviews…because my native language is Japanese but I have to listen and answer by all English. OMG! It was almost nightmare…but once I went through it, I would like to do more…even TV^^ Can you tell us about your experience working with Emine SARI? Did you get anything out of that experience? I think Emine SARI and I were twins or Mom & daughter in previous life. We think and feel almost same way and inspire each other a lot. I had been holding my true passion and feelings inside of me since I was born but I couldn’t express exactly what was it about…..but since I have met Emine SARI, she showed me what is that about through music and I could sing out my feeling very naturally saying myself “Yes, this is it! This is what I wanted to express and share with people to make this world better and happy.” She is a part of me as music composer and my life.
"My new album contains a lot of surprises and interesting collaborations, including ones with Emine SARI, Joel Evenden and many more. Every song on the album is clearly “Original Music” and they all have their own vibe and story behind it." Can you talk about one woman who has impacted your life? Whitney Houston is the one opened the door for my music world. When I first listened and watched her singing, I immediately thought Music doesn’t need a different language and even time to reach to someone’s heart. I fell in love with her music and got a fire in my heart.
"HAVING A What are your favorite books, websites, DREAM MAKES films and/or resources? I like anything that makes me move to LIFE BRIGHT... tears such as documentary and love story. I love Celine Dion’sKEEP documentary film and SO of course Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” Also I love the play DREAMING!" Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and need a box of Kleenex.
"Music doesn’t need a different language and even time to reach to someone’s heart. "
Tell us more about your upcoming album... My new album “I Love You On My Own” scheduled to go on to all digital platforms on April 6, 2018, which is Friday. Now we completed incredible Album with my team as ONE to share with you! OMG!! I can’t wait any longer… Nice to meet you, everyone, ahead and let’s enjoy our life together with not only my music but also MUSIC!! Actually, you don’t need to wait that long…a lot of surprises are getting ready for you….soon! 45
TOP 5 BEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF THE YEAR
Today, videos for major hits can rack up more than a billion views, and pop stars' official VEVO accounts have some of the largest subscription numbers on YouTube. With so many music videos appearing each week, we thought it was time to call attention to the best of the best, a list we'll update regularly throughout the year. Artists including Pink, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift… have blessed our eyes and ears with their music videos!…
SAM SMITH ONE LAST SONG
KATY PERRY - SWISH SWISH by Weaver Ellen
EDITORS PICKS 3
TAYLOR SWIFT - LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO
P!NK - BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA
TOM CHAPLIN MIDNIGHT MASS
"Music can change the world because it can change people." Bono ♫ ♬
NEW MUSIC RELEASES: LATEST SONGS BISOLA – THIS CHRISTMAS
Listen to the best new music, before it hits the charts! Download & stream new songs
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& decide which song hits Number 1. PITBULL, FIFTH HARMONY – POR FAVOR
NAOMIE ROSE AND ASARIUS – IDONTWANNABEYOUANYMORE
DEMI LOVATO – TELL ME YOU LOVE ME PRAA – MODELING CLAY AT THE MOMENT – READY FOR LOVE ALEXANDRA PANAYOTOVA – BE MINE STELLA ANGELIKA – SLEEP
MARCUS PATRICK – TEEN FEVER
PAYTON ODOM – AT MY DOOR 47
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STILL A GREAT NIGHT – MERRY CHRISTMAS,
JASON DERULO – TIP TOE FEAT FRENCH
MELANIA (STILL A GREAT CHRISTMAS)
THE HABITS – FEELING IT
G-EAZY – LOVE IS GONE (AUDIO) FT. DREW LOVE (OF THEY.)
DANIEL ROSENHOLM – WHY DO WE TREAT YOU SO BAD (FEAT. KLARA KAZMI)
CAMILA CABELLO – REAL FRIENDS
EDEN – CRASH
SOULE ~ RAINBOW ROAD
ED.1T – FANTASY FEATURING YOUNG LIT
TOBIAS GEBB - SO LONG SONG
HIPPY CHRISTMAS MOON – ADRIAN COHEN RICO ROSSI (FEAT. RAYVEN JUSTICE AND THUY) – CAN WE GET AWAY
R E L – CONSCIOUSNESS
EVAN NACHIMSON – WON’T STOP LOVING
NVDES – DO YOU THINK ABOUT ME
GASTON LIGHT – NEWPORT DRIVE
RAGEMD “WHAT YOU LOOKIN’ AT” (PROD. BY
ANASTASIA MAX – DIRTY
REDD FEATURING KAITLYN NICOLE – MISS
MAGGIE BELLE BAND – SOUTHERN STORM
WOULF CONTACT [PROD BLUFF GAWD] SHOT BY
PVCIFY – GIRL TAKE TIME
GZ – EFFORT (FEAT. THATSHYMN)
GREIGHWOLFE – LEAVING
DAN BRAVO “NEVER CHANGE”
JALEEL – SORRY
WILLDER “WRONG LOVERS”
WHOODA THUNK – USED TO
MESSYAH “I DON’T WANNA DIE”
G E N I U S – SERIOUS (FT. ADAIR LIJANE)
PHILIP BIXBY “HEARTBREAKER”
TRE HERMOSO – DEAD INSIDE
KARIM WHITE “LIE TO ME”
JAMES & FREI – CHRISTMAS GIFT
STEVE BENJAMINS “STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU”
PEYTON MCMAHON “TELL ME WHY”
AIR STRANGER “PIECE OF PIE”
WAY OUT RADIO WORLD TOUR THE BIGGEST RADIO TOUR IN THE WORLD!
very Thursday from 3-5pm GMT Way Out Radio broadcasts back to the UK via Kane FM, updating fans on everything! It is also available online at mixcloud.com/wayoutradio
World Tour Locations: Barcelona, Spain | Split and Dubrovnic, Croatia | Stockholm, Sweden | Kiev, Ukraine | Moscow and St Petersburg, Russia | Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima, Japan | Bangkok, Thailand | Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Saigon and Hanoi, Vietnam | Sydney and Melbourne, Australia | Auckland, New Zealand | Hawaii, Los Angeles and New York, USA | Kingston, Jamaica |Toronto, Canada
Meet DJ Frost from London, UK. This year she’s travelling to 15 countries in 11 months and diving into music scenes around the world. She'll be interviewing artists and fans and finding out what’s happening in the music underground of some of the most famous cities on Earth.
Join DJ Frost, one of Kane FM’s presenters who has interviewed members of Motorhead, Bob Marley and The Wailers, The Smiths, The Selector, Jungle Brothers, 999, Sleaford Mods and many more! She spins the very best indie, ska, reggae and alternative music on her show Way Out Radio and has over 60,000 social media followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. DJ Frost gave us the low down on her tour: “So far I’ve covered 11 countries and broadcast over 30 shows. My intention is to bridge the gaps between music communities across the world. Way Out Radio is a community radio show based in Guildford, Surrey. I wanted to take the show to the next level and encourage the youth to expand their horizons in life. Doing this world tour has been a massive challenge for me and the show but it has allowed us to reach out to underground artists across the world who we otherwise wouldn’t know about and give their music exposure on UK radio! I have seen some amazing concerts and met incredible people so far, from the antifascist skinheads in Ukraine to the Japanese Rockabillies and discovered the punk scenes in Russia and Thailand which were so impressive. It has been a totally crazy experience and has opened my eyes to the fact there are so many young musicians around the world full of passion and talent. I had an amazing time in Tokyo too, it was like another world entirely. I met up with DJs over there and got to hang out backstage with some incredible bands. I even got to hang out with the lead singer of the 5,6,7,8’s who told me all about the bands cameo in the film Kill Bill and how they got to spend time with Jack White at his mansion in the USA. At the moment the show is broadcasting from Hawaii and I am catching a flight to LA next. After that, the show is working its way through America and finishing up in Jamaica and Canada before returning back to the UK in May 2018.” Listen to the show: mixcloud.com/wayoutradio Website: wayoutradio.com Instagram: @wayoutradio TMN MAGAZINE | 50
EARL ADAMANT ALLEN IS A RAP ARTIST AND MUSICAL ENTREPRENEUR FROM HAMMOND, INDIANA. His music is direct, punchy and energetic, with a charismatic flow that reminds of the greats of the genre, including Jay Z, Nas, Kanye West or J Cole, just to name a few. Always looking to make a positive impact in the lives of people around him, Earl chose to live a giving and rewarding life: when not busy making music, he actually works at a residential treatment center in San Antonio, Texas, caring for kids in need.
RAP ARTIST AND MUSICAL ENTREPRENEUR EARL ADAMANT ALLEN IS DETERMINED TO MAKE AN IMPACT!
San Antonio is also home to a bustling hiphop scene, where artists push the boundaries of what this music can be, coming up with new ideas and approaches. Earl is well-respected in the local rap community for crafting songs that are a great example of amazing lyrics, punchy beats, and lush melodies. “The way you go about things regardless of the circumstances defines you. I choose to be positive because I refuse to let the struggle of what life presents to us from time to time steal my happiness” – Earl Adamant Allen. The lyrical aspect of songwriting is particularly important to Earl, who is an avid poetry writer and loves to connect with the audience through meaningful words. Great rap isn’t only about banging instrumentals, but also about thoughtprovoking concepts that are meant to inspire and motivate listeners. Music is my purpose. I’m determined to craft music with substance while making a difference. To learn more about my vision visit Adamantpositivemindset.com
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Rising Artists to Watch in 2018 THE MOST EXCITING INDEPENDENT ARTISTS IN THE WORLD:
From pop royalty to hip-hop rookies, here’s a rundown of the artists we can’t wait to hear from in the new year, whether they’ve confirmed an album release or are long overdue for an update to their oeuvre. Check out the rising artists we’re tapping to make major moves in 2018. 52
JON VINYL Jon Vinyl’s latest single “Life” depicts the inner turmoil of a young introspective artist, trying to pursue their dreams. The self-aware 19 year old sheds light on the experience of having to remain diligent in such a fast-paced city. Jon croons through to the end with ethereal harmonies to the chant/reminder that life doesn’t wait, so neither will he.
Julias Moon debuted with the single ‘Bay’ which was ‘Pick of The Week’, nominated ‘Listeners Choice’ and ‘Talent of the Year’ on P3 in Denmark and propelled the bands career. Their second single ‘Lipstick Lies’ topped the local sales and airplaycharts and became one of the biggest hits in Denmark in 2014. In November 2014 they released their debut EP “FAKE ID HEARTBREAK” which was certified Platinum and included the singles: ”Bay”, ”Lipstick Lies” and ”Palace” streaming more than 20 million combined. Julias Moon were nominated for ‘Best New Act’ and ‘Best Duo or Group’ at Danish Music Awards 2014 and have played all major TV shows in Denmark and more than 200 concerts in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and France.
Londoner Matt Adey has been skirting a US-breakthrough since his track “Time Stood Still” featured on Armin Van Buren’s #1 US Dance album ‘A State Of Trance’ in 2015. Since then Matt has been working with producer Chris Potter (The Rolling Stones, The Verve (Urban Hymns), U2) on an upcoming album ‘Love And Deeper Cuts’. CECILIA EBBA London based alt. singer-songwriter Cecilia Ebba from northern Sweden just released her new single, ‘Voices’, on November 24th. The track is the third single from Cecilia’s solo project, a project she began sharing with the world earlier in 2017 when releasing her previous singles ‘Sweet Summer Wine’ and ‘Breathe Out Breathe In’. With this self produced and atmospheric new single Cecilia is introducing a new side of her by inviting the listener closer than ever with her deeply personal songwriting and stripped back production.
SPENCER DAY Born in Utah, raised in rural Arizona, and currently living in New York City, Spencer Day has called many places home. He has wandered amid the expansive and diverse landscape of American music, developing an artistic sensibility that borrows from numerous sources: jazz, musical theater, cabaret, soul, folk, traditional and contemporary pop. Day uses intuition and improvisation as his primary tools to craft a sound that is familiar, yet fresh and innovative at the same time. Day’s Vagabond album peaked at #11 on the Billboard Album Charts and stayed on the chart for 47 weeks. The lead single, “Til You Come To Me,” peaked at #3 on the chart. His recent album, Daybreak, debuted at #1 on the Itunes Jazz Charts. Spencer’s latest single, “72 and Sunny,” marks his debut on the Mediabase Adult Contemporary chart where it has been for the last 12 weeks and currently resides at #23.
Success is largely a matter of hanging in there when most others find themselves folding up like a cheap lawn chair. Tin Tenn is a Memphis-based artist who is ready to share his remarkable story of perseverance in the form of music. His music passion and style comes not only from his past experiences but also the soul and vibe that only comes from Memphis music. The 24-year-old lived a rough life for the entirety of his formative years, leading him to find music as his only lifeline when he hit rock bottom. His infectious style of hook-laden hip-hop is the perfect channel for his woes. His new single, “Lucid Dreams” shows off all the best aspects of his style and gives off a perfect introduction to the journey of Tin Tenn. His new single, “Lucid Dreams” off the Midnight Madness EP has already accumulated over thirty-seven thousand streams on SoundCloud, and the official music video is the perfect next step to put this song at the forefront of the genre. The song touches upon Tin Tenn’s story of addiction and the desire to break free into the world of music, but from the perspective of a female protagonist. 53
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This month, our cover star is the lovely Nothing But You, Nicky. We speak with award-winning women to understand what it takes to be a succe...