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[Interview]: Bandcamp Friday, The Wave Community, and… Halo? A Chat With The UK’s ‘Lo-Fi-Wave’ Producer, Seraph.
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[Interview]: Bandcamp Friday, The Wave Community, and… Halo? A Chat With The UK’s ‘Lo-Fi-Wave’ Producer, Seraph.

We got another BandCamp Friday gift: one of my favorite producers, Seraph., dropped a new track, "Virmire", today! In honor of this surprise, we decided to sit down and have a little chat about the state of the scene, what's next for this UK-based producer, and more. Stream "Virmire", on BandCamp, below, and read on to learn more about Seraph. Vermire by Seraph To get us started, would you please tell us just a little bit about yourself? And, if you don’t mind my asking--where did the moniker "Seraph." come from? Sure thing! My name is James. I’m a 24-year-old Music Producer from the Northeast of the UK, and I like to make sad music with even sadder guitar melodies. As for where I got the “Seraph” alias from, it’s kind of a nerdy story [laughs]. I g...
A Chat With The Young Legend, MAYKO.
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A Chat With The Young Legend, MAYKO.

"...the whole purpose of music, in my opinion, is to transport people into a place, into a feeling..." If there is any name you need to remember in 2022, it's Mayko's. You're certainly going to be seeing it everywhere soon.  You may already be familiar with Mayko through his release with Sable Valley, or perhaps you remember him from a vibe.digital podcast, or stumbled upon him another way. (If not, you can get introduced to Mayko in our “Release Radar’s Greatest Hits, Volume 3”).  Perhaps the best way to get to know him is through his own words, though, right?  Well, we were lucky enough to be able to interview Mayko about his art and artistry, what he’s learned on his journey so far–as well as what’s coming next for ‘The Young Legend’.   For y...
Interview: Actor/Writer Jessica Pinfield Discusses Award-Winning Short Film ‘Red Giant’
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Interview: Actor/Writer Jessica Pinfield Discusses Award-Winning Short Film ‘Red Giant’

In early 2020, actor and writer Jessica Pinfield was able to bring her first screenplay to life when cameras rolled on a short film called 'Red Giant.' Her co-star in the film, Leven Rambin, was also the director and the two women had a very successful run on the festival circuit last year picking up accolades at the Indie Short Fest, IndieXFest, and the Phoenix Film Festival among many others. The apocalyptic drama was recently posted online (watch 'Red Giant' on Vimeo) and I had a chance to catch up with Jessica to talk about the film and find out what she's working on next. Jessica Pinfield winning Best LGBTQ Film of 2021 at the Independent Short Awards Can you tell me a little bit about the inspiration behind 'Red Giant' and what the process was like going from an idea...
Interview: Jackie Bristow Releases Vibrant New Single “Livin’ For Love”
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Interview: Jackie Bristow Releases Vibrant New Single “Livin’ For Love”

Nashville-based, New Zealand-born, Jackie Bristow is set to take the country music world by storm. Her new single "Livin' For Love" is out now and sets the table nicely for the release of her new album. Outsider is Bristow's fifth studio album and is due out in March. We recently had a chance to catch up with the talented singer/songwriter. Be sure to check out the interview (and music video) below. We'll get into some of the challenges of filming a music video while on lockdown. Plus we have more info on which popular HBO show you may have recently heard one of her older songs. When COVID arrived in March of 2020, while visiting family in New Zealand, Bristow was unable to return to the United States. Thankfully due to advances in technology, she was able to collaborate with prod...
[Interview] Shut Up & Play Some Pop Punk: A Chat with Mikei Gray of The Frst
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[Interview] Shut Up & Play Some Pop Punk: A Chat with Mikei Gray of The Frst

Given the fact that that the When We Were Young festival sold out in mere hours (and now has not only a 2nd, but a 3rd date), it shouldn't be surprising that pop punk is here to stay. It certainly doesn't surprise Mikei Gray of The Frst, whose latest single, "Pop Punk Song", captures the mood of an entire generation in a simple, yet catchy way.   So, to quote The Frst, allow me to "shut the fuck up and play some pop punk" for you: "Pop Punk Song" by The Frst: streaming now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P21z4WWp5w4&feature=youtu.be My favorite thing about The Frst's "Pop Punk Song" is that while it's got that catchy, cathartic chorus that's just begging to be screamed at a show, it's also campy and self-aware. At first, I...
Hikikomori by Nick Neutronz: a Poignant Digital Soundscape for a Future None of Us Imagined.
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Hikikomori by Nick Neutronz: a Poignant Digital Soundscape for a Future None of Us Imagined.

Welcome to the year 2022. We made it. It's the future. The 2020s--the roaring 20's 2.0: flying cars edition. Or something... Well, it's not the future any of us saw coming--except, perhaps, for Nick Neutronz, through his dark & enchanting track, "Hikikomori". First released on Audius on January 4th, the track is now available for streaming everywhere. "Hikikomori" is more than just a New Year's single: it is a journey into another world, one that eerily mirrors our own. "In February of 2019 I did a dive into "Hikikomori". A year and some change later, and we were all driven inside with no sense of when we'd be outside again. This track was a fantasy, a future urban landscape where all of us were stuck to our screen, where the outside world was a hostile hustle of scarcit...
INTERVIEW: WØLFDARLING’s Buzzworthy New Single “chemical violence” Out Now
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INTERVIEW: WØLFDARLING’s Buzzworthy New Single “chemical violence” Out Now

WØLFDARLING taps into a wide range of emotions to bring you a unique alt-rock vibe. From tragic and gloomy to showing bravery in the face of hopelessness, frontman Sam Urich says this about the new single "chemical violence", "This song is a conversation between myself and my mind. Everything beautiful, everything frightening." The band consists of Urich along with his brother Jack on bass with Jason Hartless on drums. The single was produced by Chris Ahn and Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Soundgarden, Tantric) at Pearl Sound Studios in Canton, Michigan, and Ahn's studio in Los Angeles. For additional WØLFDARLING updates be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram. We recently connected with frontman Sam Urich and he filled us in on some questions we had about the project. ...
Interview: Elodie Rêverie Drops “Red Carpet” Remix Featuring Kony
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Interview: Elodie Rêverie Drops “Red Carpet” Remix Featuring Kony

LA-based indie artist Elodie Rêverie has just released a fresh new remix with highly regarded producer/DJ Kony. "Red Carpet" was originally released as a single last year and the remix breathes new life into the song. We recently had the chance to catch up with Elodie, here's what she had to say about identifying as a lyricist, the process behind filming a music video, and whether or not we can expect more new music soon. For updates, be sure to follow Elodie on Twitter and Instagram. Hear the new remix of "Red Carpet" by Kony on Spotify below. The original version of "Red Carpet" dropped last year, tell us how the Kony remix came about?  In February I partnered with SKIO music for a remix contest of my single Red Carpet! It was their idea to choose Red Carpet ...
Mark Your Calendars: vibe.digital’s 100th Episode is Here.
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Mark Your Calendars: vibe.digital’s 100th Episode is Here.

Clear your schedule, because we have plans this weekend. We finally know who is going to be playing for us live on Twitch this Sunday, September 12th, for vibe.digital's 100th Episode: Into The Vibe. Fans of wave music have been waiting for weeks, speculating. vibe.digital themselves kept the hype going from day one. But now we know. Our 100th episode of the livestream / podcast is September 12th, and it will be special.Details, lineup, giveaways, and other goodies to be revealed in the coming days and weeks.Keep it Vibe. Keep it locked. pic.twitter.com/tL31JdeV39— vibe.digital (@vibedigitalUSA) August 14, 2021 There is a correct guess or two. We announce tomorrow. https://t.co/V1Fny5xdQr— vibe.digital (@vibedigitalUSA) September 6, 2021 While I was p...
Interview: Dakota Jones Drops Funky & Soulful Debut Album
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Interview: Dakota Jones Drops Funky & Soulful Debut Album

New York City funk/soul/blues outfit Dakota Jones has come out of the gate strong with their debut album Black Light. According to lead singer Tristan Carter-Jones, the funky and soulful album touches on a wide range of emotions. 'There's joy and dancing...there's pain and longing, and there's the feeling of joy when you come out of that place.' Dakota Jones is based out of Brooklyn, New York, and features Carter-Jones on vocals, Scott Kramp on bass, Steve Ross on drums, and Randy Jacobs on guitar. Jacobs is also known for his time with the group Was(Not Was) and has recorded with Seal, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, and others. Black Light was produced by Grammy-winner John Wooler who is known for his work with everyone from John Lee Hooker and John Hammond to Issac Hayes and Van M...