This Week’s Top 5 Indie Music Tracks: “Fastracks” 32
Preview 5 new indie music tracks in less than 5 minutes f. PPS The Writah, pMad, MYKA, Blacklite District & Last Train to Tokyo.
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ARTIST INFO & VIDEOS
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He was born and raised in Senegal (West Africa).
PPS is as it were in work in progress, it never stops in its musical quest, it loves live and Senegalese percussions hence the name and color of its last project «MADE IN GALSEN» released in early 2019, a live project with eclectic sounds, which takes root on the continent and opens up to the world through texts addressed to young and old. The Writah is convinced that we can do hip hop in our own way.
As a conscious hip hop activist and as a parliamentarian of the people, he rapped to represent the forgotten and to talk about subjects that his ancestors still discussed in the twilight of his childhood; human values, social, the eternal struggle of conscience that governs this world and erects peoples in sustainability.
Because if there is one thing that nourishes Paul Pissety Sagna, it is the conviction to become one of the leaders of African hip hop but in Pure Product Senegalese.
He is preparing a live performance to close the year 2021 and on the same occasion his first steps towards the international market with his next album entitled “HERITAGE” scheduled for 2022. An expansion of his rap from Senegal called “Rap Wolof”.
Paul Dillon is a solo artist named pMad. He started out with writing and playing with The Suicidal Dufflecoats.
Now a member of The Greeting & his solo project pMad.
Covid-19 strikes and Paul sets up ‘The Best of Irish Indie’ on Facebook running a series of ‘Best of Irish’ polls with a wonderful group of Irish Indie fans.
Inspired by the group he unearthed all his own music collection and with the use of modern technologies, created a number of singles and a full album.
The debut single is ‘Who Am I’, released on 3rd December.
“If this was 1985 and Cathal Coughlan met Matt Johnson in London. And they decided they could make some music together. And they did and they made a record. If… if they did, it might just sound like the inspired new music from pMad.”
“This song takes your mind on a musical journal of discovery to the dark side. Upbeat, soulful backing vocals contrast to breath-taking effect against the deep, melancholic main vocal and the two contrasting styles work to make a sound unlike anything you’ve ever heard before”
There is an unmistakable feeling of vulnerability when hearing MYKA’s dynamic vocals and self-reflective lyrics. Defined by his experiences in his late teens and early twenties, his tender demeanor is colored through his obvious soul searching, both musically and personally. MYKA’s use of innovative angles and unpredictable direction prove that there is no single genre that can define him. Captivating his audience with his affinity for irresistible melodies and cinematic choruses, the multi-talented artist exudes an energy at live performances that you would have to see to believe.
As a Greensboro, NC native, MYKA started recording music at the early age of thirteen via a makeshift studio at his cousin’s house. By the time he was legal, he had already released three mixtapes and various singles. During his late teen years, his family was constantly moving state-to-state. This allowed MYKA to steep himself into multiple cultures and music scenes, eventually leading to a sharp focus on exactly who and what he wanted to become.
Fast forward to April 2019, MYKA was in Nashville, Tennessee recording his debut EP WHERE WE GO FROM HERE. Artists such as Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean, N.E.R.D, MGMT, The XX, and Beach House all helped in influencing his versatile and genre-bending sound. Listeners can feel and hear a heavy contrast of light and dark themes throughout the EP as he touches on depression, heartbreak, uncertainty, ambition, loneliness, loss, and love. Skits incorporated between tracks immerse you into his experiences as if you were there yourself.
As a multi-faceted artist who has made a career for himself with an eclectic mix of genre-defying and catchy compositions, MYKA is currently residing in L.A. where he continues to push his sound and style. “Gucci Bloom” is set for release December 1st worldwide.
South Dakota-based rock artist KYLE PFEIFFER, better known as BLACKLITE DISTRICT, has released the official music video for his newest single, “Clear Skies.” Shot and edited by Clinton Cunanan of Mirage M’hal, LLC with additional production assistance by Red Stop Productions, “Clear Skies” is the second single off of the artist’s upcoming LP, 1990, which is due to release 12/31/2021.
“Clear Skies has been a long time coming for me. The song itself dives into my perspective of traumatic events I’ve experienced in life, and how that changes over time. The song really came to life in the form of the music video, which was shot and directed by Clinton Cunanan / Mirage M’hall LLC, with additional production from Red Stop Productions in Wisconsin. It was an amazing experience and the end result shows it.” – KYLE PFEIFFER
Originally started in 2015 with two brothers, Aki, Tat, and drummer, Wes, they went from covering Japanese pop-punk songs for fun to producing original music. Over the course of 5 years, our music has evolved to incorporate variety of different genres and sounds (Neo Soul, Jazz, Indie, Electronic, Pop, Rock). We’re always challenging ourselves to push our creative abilities. We’ve even taken it upon ourselves to self produce everything from songwriting, recording to post-production.