Feb 28

PEPE DELUXE

Originated in 1996 by DJ Slow, JA–Jazz and James Spectrum, Pepe Deluxe was formed in Helsinki,
Finland. Their music is an experiment of hip–hop, big beat, break–beat and
down–tempo. Five years after the trio was formed, DJ Slow departed to pursue
a solo career. JA–Jazz also left in 2008, when Paul Malmstrom became an
official member leaving the band performing as a duo. Pepe Deluxe has done a
variety of remixes for artists, including Tom Jones, Eminem, The Cardigans
and more. They’ve released four albums through Catskills Records, including
their latest, Queen of the Wave, which was released at the end of January
which can be best described as an esoteric pop opera–based on the legendary
books on Atlantis. Feedback from the press has been very positive, including
reviews from CLASH, MOJO, Mixmag, Artrocker and more.

STREAM: “A Night And A Day”

LINK: www.pepedeluxe.com

Feb 14

ROSHAMBO

Sweden has consistently given the world some of the biggest names in the music business to date. Success stories include ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base, Europe, The Cardigans, Robyn, Peaches, Teddybears, The Sounds, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Miike Snow and a host of many others. Proving there isn’t a shortage of talent in the country is the latest musical export, Roshambo. The indie–pop trio formed in the summer of 2009 and is comprised of Daniel Nilsson (guitar/vox), Niclas Berglund (drums) and Mathias Nilsson (bass/vox); they released their debut in September. Their influences range from The Black Keys to Kings of Leon and can be heard throughout their new album, Stress Me, but they shine with their own mode of expression and infuse an energy that the Swedes are known for. The second single from the album, “Cigarette Lemonade,” best represents their style; rock mixed with a hint of the ‘60s influence that works very well the entire two and a half minute track.

STREAM: “Cigarette Lemonade”

LINK: www.roshambo.se

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Feb 7

KID HUDSON

As a new artist, Kid Hudson already boasts an impressive musical career that includes national and international radio broadcasts, national television appearances, hundreds of live performances, significant social media attention and a strong and loyal fan base. His affinity with music began early, performing live with his older brothers on stage where he demonstrated an uncanny ability to hold a drum beat at the tender age of two. As Kid continued his passion for music, he experimented with a variety of genres including glam–metal, while playing guitar with the band Renegade and back to being a stand–up drummer for the punk rock outfit Runaway Boys, with his brothers Dizzy and Dee. Runaway Boys became an instant cult hit on the punk scene and cracked the charts with their pulsating single, “Fallen Down” before the band suffered the tragic loss of Dee in late 2007 to cancer. Disillusioned by the passing of his brother, Kid withdrew himself from music for a couple of years. Ironically, however, it would be music that would ultimately re–ignite Kid and provide him with the medium to express his hopes, fears and creativity. The band Dreams of Leaving represented a new chapter in Kid’s musical life. The band released their Everytime EP with instant local success, touring nationally and generating plenty of interest in the band’s hijinks through their documented webisodes posted regularly on YouTube. Kid worked tirelessly back in the studio and released his debut solo single “Told You So” Ft. Marcus in July, 2011. The track skyrocketed in sales on iTunes, selling over 3,000 copies, in just 48 hours. The single was picked up by Byron Cooke and Australia’s hit music stations such as Fox FM (Melbourne), 2 Day FM (Sydney), B105 FM (Brisbane), 929 FM (Perth), SA FM (Adelaide) and NX FM (Newcastle).

STREAM: “Clouded”

LINK: www.kidhudson.com

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