[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2020 Round #3)

’Baba Ali – Nothing’
’Coleton Rubin – haircuT’
’Tennin – We Stand Alone’
’Kees – Set in Stone (feat. Rence)’
’Courtney Marie Andrews – If I Told’
’Lonely With Me Tonight’
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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (June 2020 Round #2)

’Saya Gray – SHALLOW (PPL SWIM IN SHALLOW WATER)’
’Tora – Call Your Name’
’Denitia – Forever’
’Jack West – The Last Arcade’
’Gravity Circus – Shuteye’
’Jensen McRae – The Plague’
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Some Of The Entities Of Songs That Make a Chartbuster

International hits that take place in the top charts have a few elements in common. It may never occur to listeners, but surely it is something you must know. Songs that make a place in our heart & soul and stay there for a long time, they have things in common. Well, the main reason behind this happening lies in the process of tune construction.

Music gives people comfort and especially now when people are dealing with a global epidemic, and shows like Coachella and Glastonbury are being canceled, people leaning on music more than ever. It consoles our souls in a way nothing else can. But there is a good thing about this scenario is, musicians all over the world have got the time to invest their full focus and talent on upcoming releases. This way or another music is one of the reasons for us to stay connected and feel alive.

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The Intimate Elements of Compositions All Over The World:

When you start studying songs and songwriting, you will always find familiar threads to the basic elements of winning songs. Like most people, we also measure a song’s accomplishment by its popularity more than any other factor.

Although it is not the only aspect to evaluate. With that thought being put aside, start looking at the elements that build songs in the Modern Contemporary Music era which means the last fifty years of rock, pop, country, and R&B. Please also notice that these are not supposed to be placed in any particular order.

  1. Melody – The melody is the basic tune of the song that you vocalize or play. The best melodies of songs are contemplated to be catchy, and that is the only aspect that attracts our attention. This commonly means that the melody is memorable, which should have the desired impact.
  2. Chords (chord progression) – The chords support the melody of the ballad. This can moreover be and is usual, part of the rhythm of the song. A chord progression is an order in which the chords are fiddled.
  3. Beat and Rhythm – The beat of a song is what steers the listener to feel the song from the core. The tempo is another word for it. Because music blends in with our emotions, we always are drawn to a song because of its beat. The rhythm, on the other hand, is the beat that the several instruments like the drums, bass, guitar, and keys create.
  4. Genre and Style – the genre of a song is what is recognized as rock, pop, country, or r&b, it is typically funded by the beat and rhythm of the song. The style may differ once the song is composed of the words or instruments. The style of the song limbs out from the genre, such as punk rock, alternative, hip hop, bluegrass, etc.
  5. Concept – Every song has a storyline or theme. Commonly the song title will disseminate the aroma of that story idea and the lyric, it will then expound upon that idea or theme. The story concept and theme is generally expressed in the title of the song.
  6. Hook- The hook is the part of the song that listeners just can’t get out of your head. It sort of glues to your thought process, occasionally, even if you like it or not. All hit (if not memorable) songs have incredible hooks. A song may also have alternate hooks that are sections, words, phrases of music that will get inside your brain.
  7. Lyrics – The story that is told in the song comes through the words called the lyrics. The lyric illustrates the concept, theme, and title of the song. A lyric will normally rhyme in rhythmic phrases in the sections of the composition.
  8. Song Sections – Songs are mostly divided up into sections and have names, such as intro, verse, chorus, bridge, etc. Commonly, the verse interprets the idea of the title and hook that are normally in the chorus. Other sections of music, including intro, bridge, lead breaks, etc., will act to support these main components of the song. 
  9. Arrangement – The arrangement is certainly two-fold. Initially, the arrangement is the order in which the sections of music are positioned, such as, intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus and so on. Secondly, the foundation of the instrumentation, vocals, and other parts of music that compose the song, is evaluated to be the arrangement as well.
  10. Length – The length of a song is often a deliberation, depending on the usage of the song. If a song is being jotted down and arranged for radio airplay, songs today are commonly three and a half to four minutes long. Sometimes, They can be shorter or longer, but this is the normal length in today’s musical arrangements. It is safe to state that you will find successful songs with less (or even more) of the ten elements that are summarized here. But, this doesn’t make the song right or wrong, just unique.

Anyway, there are exceptions to every rule, and in music, you will uncover that to be the case more often than not. While searching for songs, we strongly believe you will find most successful musicians will use proven formulas with the elements listed above, in some shape or form.

Where did the energy win? 

Spain becomes the topmost country were the songs that inspire energy in the listener. the song that ruled their chart was Despacito with the tempo of 112, followed by Japan where ‘Koi’ made them feel enthusiastic, Brazil comes in third securing the place with the peppy number ‘Escreveeí’ in which many feels the adrenaline rush, Argentina is the fourth one with ‘Havana’ from Camilla Cabello which made both lists of danceability and of having energetic score and finally Italy holds the fifth position in holding average energy score with the leading song in their chart with Shakira’s waka-waka. However, the requirement for the energetic songs was recorded low in South Africa, the UK, Portugal, New Zealand, and Sweden. 

Conclusion:

Everything including music is constructed in a calculating way to deliver pleasure to people. It just doesn’t happen naturally, a lot of work goes into making ‘The Pound Of Music’. Hopefully, this blog has given you a clear insight into this.

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[R&B R.LUM.R – Surfacing LP

Nashville artist R.LUM.R‘s triumphant debut album Surfacing is an alternative R&b treasure. The thirteen track project not only shows off the Island Record artists song writing ability but also his versatility and the power of his falsetto. The engulfing album is emotional at times, and thoughtful at others.

Surfacing features buzzed about pre-released singles such as “How This Feels,” “Boys Should Never Cry,” “Cold,” and the most recent release which was also his directorial debut “Lonely”, which all explore sensitive emotional issues of vulnerability, self-awareness, male identity, and mental health. On top of the prior releases it is filled with a slew of new bops, like the stand out “Happy” or the title track “Surfacing”. In addition to the release of his debut album, R.LUM.R has also announced The Surfacing Tour, which will be his first major headlining tour across North America. The 5-week, 26-city run across the U.S. and Canada will open February 20th in Nashville, and will wrap in Charlotte, NC on March 28th. Head over to his website to see the full set of tour dates and to pick up your tickets. Stream Surfacing by R.LUM.R below.

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Artist to Watch: Oliver Malcolm

Nowadays, with technology and the power of collaboration, a lot of artists utilize a number of people and team members to craft their signature sound and music. However, every once in a while, a golden goose comes by that can do it all and Oliver Malcolm is one of those.

Having started producing on a cracked Logic program when he was only 15, Malcolm has turned into a 100% force that writes, sings, produces, and plays a myriad of instruments to create his unique sound. Starting as a producer under the moniker Big Kidd, the Swedish-UK star has been blazing a trail to take his own name and artist project to the next level.

Inspired by the likes of Eminem and MGMT, Malcolm first started to work with underground rappers like MF Doom and IDK, but has most recently found himself collaborating with a wide range of artists from Cee Lo Green to Masego to D12. This exposure has influenced his own sound to be a mixture of alternative, urban, soul, and even pop. With new music on the horizon, 2020 is the year that Oliver Malcolm is sure to become a force within the music community.

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[Pop] GALXARA – KILLA KILLA

GALXARA
KILLA KILLA

Although her name and style evoke the heavens, Galxara hails from far humbler roots. The artist was raised in Florida with her Nicaraguan mother and American father, both of whom were constantly blending the styles and genres of music of both backgrounds. Growing up in such an environment, Galxara took an interest in music early on and it is clear in her vocal talent.

Now based in Los Angeles, the up and coming act has been writing and recording songs for her debut album, due out 2020 via Atlantic Records. “Killa Killa” is just a hint of what’s to come from Galxara. The demo was produced by Jake Sinclair (Panic! At The Disco, Pink, etc) and she is not messing around. When asked about the debut drop, Galxara said “Although Galxara is fantastical, she’s still me,” the singer says, “She’s not a character. Instead, she’s the person I choose to be.”

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[MP3 Playlist] Indie Dojo (September 2019 Round #3)

’The Leers – Far Away’
’The Nice Nice – Hi Talk’
’Alex Siegel – Dreamers’
’If Climbing – Than I Was Before’
’ruben pol – run and hide’
’Brevin Kim – somebody, some body’
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