venerdì 16 settembre 2016

Shem Reggae interview !!!!

Greetings to everybody dear people out there ! Fall is here and darker and colder days have definetly made their official entrance in our lives, so we really felt the need to bring some light, love and music to this page and we did it through the interview with our dear brother Shem, a great artist and a humble and righteous man. Here you go dear readers !



Hello Shem, would you like to introduce yourself for our listeners and readers ?

  My name is Shem and I am a reggae artist. I live in Australia

Would you like to tell us something about your background ?

I was born in Fiji, and attended schools in England and Canada before settling in Australia when I got my calling to do Jah works

When did you start playing and singing ?

I started writing songs when I was quite young, roun 8 or 9 years old. I found that I had a natural ability to put music and lyrics together in a way that seemed to fit. I pursued this art that Jah gave me and I started my first band called “Crucial Riddim” wen I was 19

Which instruments can you play ?

Well I always consider Iself as a singer/songwriter foremost and the instruments I play is more from the heart, but I perform and can play guitar and keyboards

Why you make music and which messages you bring forth through it ?

The reason I do my music is not something that I chose but something that I was called to do by The Almighty. You see, Jah will chose the right people at the right time to do those works that he wants done. So I was given a certain knowledge and called to do a certain educating and enlightening, and my music is simply the vehicle to achieve that purpose. The messages are simply about the real way of life that was intended for mankind and the true purpose for everyone and the truth about God. The truth is quite simple but mankind complicates it. I’m bringing it back to the basics of Rastafari, which simply means “All that is good”.  Its about the original teachings for all mankind to find their purpose and true happiness. When you look aroun the world today, you can overstand why we need that true direction

Where you draw your inspiration from ?

My inspiration comes from God. When I was a child I had a plaque on my wall that read “God’s gift to you is Life, what you do with it is your gift back to God”.  As a 9 year old child, this resonated with me and made me realise what we are meant to do with our life. But when I looked around, I saw people living corruptedly and I didn’t overstand how this could be paying God back for giving them life. People seemed to go to church on Sunday but then act totally different on the other days of the week. I didn’t understand this so I told God that I would just wait for him to tell me the truth and I would follow, because even as a child I had this deep urge to be Godly with everything I do. Then one day I heard a guy called Bob Marley and this changed my existence. I started a spiritual journey picking up and absorbing seeds, and this has lead to where I am today.

How central is your faith in your life and in your art ?

My faith and my life and my art are one and the same. It has to be a one thing. I must practice what I preach otherwise I am a hypocrite. So I live what I sing about and I teach my family the same and we are all one, together strong and aiming for all that is good in our thinking and doing. I live it and breathe it and I sing it and teach it

Tell us something about ''The Wailers experience'', an amazing album with an amazing story behind.

Michael Jordan was on the Oprah show once and he was asked if he dreamed of becoming a famous basketball player when he was young, and his response was. “There’s no point dreaming. Just do the right thing and everything that is due to you will be bestowed upon you”. So maybe it was due to me to have this experience because I did nothing to achieve it except be a good, Jahful person. However I was asked this question by the press recently and the actual lead up to The Wailers experience can be read about by going to this link
http://scenestr.com.au/music/reggae-veteran-shem-s-bob-marley-celebration

Which are your plans for the future ? Are you working on some new tunes ?

I have no plans and its only Jah plan that I follow but I have been instructed to take this teaching everywhere which I am doing. A new album will be coming out next year and I am constantly meditating on new material for there is much that needs to be said.

Where our listeners and readers can follow you ? (social media, web-sites ) Where can we buy your music ?

The website is www.shemreggae.com
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook (Shem Reggae)
“The Wailers experience” and future albums will be available on Itunes and if you prefer a CD, then all CD’s will be available online at my daughter’s etsy site. She does hand-made, home-made, cruelty free products, crystals, jewellery etc and my record label is collaborating with her and making our CD’s available on that site. It is currently in the final stages of being set up, so if you keep in tough wit me on Facebook, I will let everyone know when it’s up and runnin
Peace and love to all, and Praise Almighty Jah

 
Thank you Shem for taking your time to answer to our questions, blessings of peace and joy to you and to our dearest readers !

Pictures : courtesy from Shem
Interview : Flavia Maldarizzi (Sunshine Dread)

giovedì 15 settembre 2016

Softengine Interview


Hello Dear listeners and readers,

Well yes, sometimes dreams come true. About two weeks ago we had the chance to interview the great Topi Latukka from Softengine band, in Sony Music offices in Helsinki. This has been an amazing experience, you know one of those experience that are really really hard to forget. The interview was on air a few weeks ago, in case you lost it keep on reading :).

Before starting : a HUGE thanks to Topi and Tommi (the manager) for their kindess.

Hello Topi,

How are you ?

-Hello, hello.... I'm fine thanks


Would you like to introduce yourself and the other members of the band to the listeners ?

-We are softengine, we are Topi, Tuomo, Henri, Ossi


The band was formed in 2011, how did you guys meet ?

-I think I met Henri, when we were 9 years old in some music school, we were studying theory one year; after that I haven't seen him in ten years then one night in a club called Karma in Seinajoki, I've met him again we had a fun night, he told that he was still playing piano and stuff so I invited him to the band. I've met Ossi when I was 10, I had a band called Dimention, and I invited him to play but we kicked him out because he wasn't so good in playing guitar. I felt bad about that so I did a new band called Softengine and I invited him to play, that's how I met Ossi. I think I've met Tuomo when we were in High School. We had this sideproject it was like a humor band, it was like a deth metal band, I asked him to play the drum there

Why did you choose the name Softengine ? Who came up with the name ?

-We were eating Kebab in the middle of rehersals, we had a lot's of names. Our old drummer came up with the name Softengine, everyone was like "yeah sounds cool" and describe our music somehow.


In 2014 you won the Uuden Musikki Kilpailu, how was that experience ?

-Feels like I was a different man, those memories are so foggy, I don't remeber that much about that time. What I remeber is that was fun, we had so much fun, it was exciting, we were over excited that we weren't even nervous when we were playing, we were a band from the cellar and we went straight in front 180 millions people, it was something from a different world


In Uuden Musikki Kilpailu and in Eurovision you performed Something Better, would you like to tell us something about this song ?

-It was our first big song, people has been telling that has been our best song, I think is just like the others, actually this was our first real single.


Are you all involved in writing the lyrics and the music ?

-Well we do some music together, I do most of it alone and we write the music with Henri

Where do you get inspiration for your music ?

-Well, when I walk in the nature I feel more inspired, if I see something moving I I'll be more inspired. If I'm just in the cellar with my computer I don't have anything in my mind, so I have to go out, do something.


Which is your favorite song among yours ?

-My favorite one is The Sirens


So your new single was realised a couple of weeks ago, It's called Free Rider. We heard it and is amazing, would you like to tell us something about it ?

-It's a tempo rock song, coming from somewhere in my dark deep mind, it's a strange song, really different from the others we did, you should listen to it.


We know there's a new album on it's way, what can we exepect from it ?

-It's more like a story telling album or EP, we are not sure if we are going to put those EPs together, but there will be like story. You will see.

You were fetured in Robin's song Salamatie, how was collaborating with him ?

-It was fun, it was easy. Robin is a nice guy.

If you could choose someone to feture in one of your songs, who would it be ?

-I would choose Jared Leto, he's been my idol for my whole life.

Where can our listeners buy your music and reach you on social medias ?

On Facebook as Softengine
On Instagram as Softengineofficial 
On Twitter as Softengineband
And on our web-site http://www.softengine.fi/

You can find our music on Spotify and I-tunes

Do you have any gigs coming soon ?

-Actually we are having a little break at the moment, cause we are writing songs, but we will be back on stage soon.  


So this was the interview, I'm so happy that we as radio had the chance to meet and interview this amazing guy.  I'm linking here below Free Rider by Softengine, you must listen to it !!! :)



 
 
Thank you for reading ! Have a nice evening !!



 






 

giovedì 8 settembre 2016

Cimorelli interview.

Hei Listeners & Readers, today I'm back with a new amazing interview. I happy to host here in our web-site the fantastic Cimorelli sisters. It's an honor for us to host them here.



Hello Cimorelli sisters :

Would you like to talk a little about your big family ?

We love having a big family! It's so much fun having so many siblings and so many fun things going on. It's a blast and we hang out together all the time.

How and when the Cimorelli group started ?

We started in 2007 when we lived in Northern California. Christina, our oldest sister, was the one who had the idea. She is the leader of our band and it was always her dream to do a band.

You did a lot of covers, which one is your favorite ?

We really like the cover we did of Problem! It was a lot of fun to make and the fans love it. We shot it around Malibu, where we used to live.

With six sisters on stage, what does it feel like ?

It feels amazing! We all feed off of each other's energy and we truly love performing together. Also, because we are sisters, we can pretty much read each other's minds.

You released an album a few months ago, UP AT NIGHT, would you like to tell us something about the album ?

We wrote every song on the album. Christina and Lisa arranged all the harmonies. Dani and I (Katherine) wrote the intro on the inside of the album cover, and Dani designed the album booklet! We really put our heart and soul into that album. All the songs came from the heart and we are very proud of it!

Which is your favorite song from the album ?

We all have different favorites. My favorites are Acid Rain and Sunsets and Heartbreak!

If you could choose an singer/band to perform with, who would it be ?

We really like Sam Hunt! A big country artist would be fun.

You are going to tour Europe this fall, what do you expect from this tour and from your european fans ?

We toured Europe last year and we are SO excited to go back!! The fans there are so passionate and so amazing, we can't wait to go back and see them! The show is always very emotional. There is a deep connection between us and the fans that is very powerful.

Have you ever been to Finland ? Would you like to come ?

No we haven't, but yes we would really like to come! We have always wanted to go to Finland!

Which are your plans for the future ?

We have some very exciting new projects coming out this fall. We feel so inspired and creative lately, we can't wait for the fans to experience these new projects.

Where the listeners can buy your music and follow you on social medias ?





Snapchat: itscimorelli

Thanks for having us!! 
 
 
 
So this was the interview, I'm so happy that I had the chance to host these amazing girls on our web-site. Continue like this girls you are super !!!
 
I'm linking here one of my favorite Cimorelli songs, be sure to check it out cause it's fantastic :)
 
 
 

Bless you all

-Gaia.
 


 
 










 

giovedì 1 settembre 2016

Ras Sparrow interview !!!

 Greetings to all dear listeners and readers ! How are you doing ? I'm more than fine, writing from Rovaniemi, as you can see yours truly is always thinking of you even when on the road ! But here we are with a new amazing interview with a really talented brother : Ras Sparrow !!!




-Hello ! Would you like to introduce yourself to our listeners\readers ?  

 Yes I ! Greetings and love ! Ras Sparrow talking to ya!   Big thanks to Radio Queen Loviisa
 for having me! 

-Which have been the most important influences in your life ?

Nature and the love supreme are my greatest influences on a daily basis.  Love is the foundation of all things and nature it's purest manifestation.  

-How central is your faith in your life, in music, in your art ?

Faith plays a major role in my life and music.  You see music is somewhat like faith in the sense that you can't see it but you can feel it! Faith is what gets me through hard times and what allows me give thanks for all the blessings of Jah.

-Who, or what, made you say ' I want to make music ' ?

From an early age I have been very much moved by music.  There weren't any musicians in the house but everyone in the family loved music and music was constantly playing.  So I suppose I was just inspired to make that rhythm and sound I so much loved to listen to.

-Where you draw your inspiration from ? Tell us something about your creative process.

To be alive is inspiration! Everyday living, the struggles, the accomplishments. You can find inspiration in all situations and surroundings.  Even in tough times I try to draw inspiration and convert that negative into a positive.

-When did you start playing and which instruments can you play ?

Well, I started playing the four-stringed venezuelan "cuatro" when I was just a kid, about 11 I think.  I then quickly moved on to the guitar which I consider my main instrument. I also play bass, drums, keyboards, percussion, and do all my own recording and production. 

-Which messages you take forth with your music ?

The message is one of faith, hope, justice, equality, and above all LOVE! 

-On 2008 you released your first production 'Sovereign People'. Would you like to talk about that first project ?

After releasing the song "Good Seed" as a single in 2005 and having it hit #1 on Hawaiian radio stations I decided to produce a full album. "Sovereign People" was recorded at different locations in Hawaii including my own Studio One Love and did all of the mixing and mastering there as well with very minimal studio equipment.  

-Is it true that your studio (One Love Studio) is powered by solar energy ? This is fantastic !

Yes I !  Studio One Love is my small solar-powered recording studio nestled in the hills of Puna, Hawaii. I lived on the Big island of Hawai'i for many years and consider it my second home. Live aloha!!! 

-Let's talk about your new single 'Lion in a cage '. I could listen to it over and over, it is so powerful and speaks some important truths.

"Lion in a Cage" is a song about the struggle we all face in these troubled times and a call to "rise above the lies and confusion."  I wrote and recorded it in Caracas, Venezuela which is my birthplace and current home alongside the Judahland Band and La Makeda on female vocals.  It is a song of sufferation and redemption. "Free from the cage now, my help it comes from Zion!"

-Are you on tour now ? Have you ever visited Europe ?

There is a tour of Brasil coming up before the end of this year which I am really looking forward to.  I have yet to reach Europe but Jah willing I will get to visit in the future.  My music seems to be picking up more and more everyday over there, something for which I am very thankful for! 

-What are your plans for the future?

To continue living in a positive manner and keep making music for the mind, body, and soul! 

-Where our listeners and readers can follow you and buy your music ? (social media, web-site ... )

Official Page: www.RasSparrow.com



Thank you so much Ras Sparrow for giving us the chance to know you better, but mostly thank you for your music and beautiful soul. Jah Bless you !

Flavia Maldarizzi