Listen To This: Ashes Away

Photo Credit - Joshua Halling

Photo Credit – Joshua Halling

Remember when I introduced you to the incredibly talented Memtrix earlier this year and said he was one to watch out for? Well, now he is back and his latest offering is something spectacular.

The release, ‘Ashes Away’, is featured on the Destroy Rave EP alongside the likes of Maztek, Aeph, L 33Uman and Zombie Cats.

It takes you on a rollercoaster ride, hard hitting and heavy to pulsating and dark, then light and airy and all in all one seriously exciting release.

You can buy the Destroy Rave EP here. It’s well worth it!

Interview: TiMO ODV

Photo Credit - TiMO ODV Press

Photo Credit – TiMO ODV Press

I caught up with one of the brightest up and coming, local, producer and singer’s, TiMO ODV, who is making a name for himself in the industry.

We chatted about his smash hit single, ‘Save Me’, which has been received to rave reviews and has made it to number 1 on local charts, as well as his hopes for his work in the industry.

Why did you pick the moniker TIMO ODV?

My name is Timothy and my surname is Oude Vrielink, TiMO ODV is just a shortened version of that.

How would you describe your sound?

I’d have to say deep house mixed with pop and a little bit of everything in between

Who are your musical influences?

Ryan Leslie, John Mayer, Sam Smith, Taylor swift, Chris brown, Stimming, Franky Rizardo, EDX and 1000 other artists.

What was it like working with Sarah Jackson on ‘Save Me’?

It was awesome she has a really beautiful voice, we been best friends for a while now and we have songwriting sessions every week. You should hopefully be seeing a song of hers soon.

‘Save Me’ has proven to be smash hit locally, what was your initial reaction to the response?

Totally, Totally, Totally overwhelming I didn’t expect the response at all to be honest. I’m still shell-shocked to be honest.

What would you like to achieve in the music industry?

I’d like to win a SAMA have a couple #1’s and reach the UK top 40 somehow, that for me would be a dream.

Last but not least, what is up next for you?

I think just new music, need to carry on making more music and just pray that people respond as positively as they have been.

New Music: Go Periscope

Photo Credit - Go Periscope

Photo Credit – Go Periscope

I have been following Go Periscope for the better part of 5 years now and each release is as exciting as the next.

When I first discovered Joshua Frazier, Florin Donovan and Seth Bolin, I had stumbled upon one of their latest mixtapes. Imagine most of the your favourite songs, and then some, all in one compilation but with a twist. Think, Eminem, Drake, The Glitch Mob, Daft Punk and Kanye. Think Go Periscope‘s take on some of the songs, adjusted, tweaked, mashed up and wholly their own.

Years later, I still have their Mish Mash mixtape on hand for a night out as well as their latest takes on some of my favourites.

I stumbled upon their enchating take on Eastside’s cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Don’t’ and Chris Brown’s ‘Loyal’ and fell in love all over again.

Their latest spin is on Ember Island’s cover of ‘Where Are Ü Now’ by Jack Ü and it is tropical, dreamy, indie pop at its best.

I can’t wait for more from them!