A Preview of BYMYSELF

Delve into the mind of the 21 year old hip hop artist as BYMYSELF takes you on a 40 minute journey with intimate, chill and cinematic beats.

This will be the latest from NYUON as the Melbourne Music Bank 2014 runner-up is reaching new heights after recently performing at the MCG and other special events, scoring many radio plugs and interviews as well as a successful single launch for fan-favourite track, Your City.

We have the pleasure of revealing the cover of this upcoming project.

BYMYSELF

With a new music video on the way, BYMYSELF will be released online October 23.
You can also grab a free playlist to download now off Bandcamp.

You can check out our interview with NY here on RSOM.
To follow N.Y., click the following links:
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JADE ALICE

A child of a musical household, a part of her time growing up was on tour with her Mum and Dad as they played Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad in ABBA tribute band, BABBA. 

When not on tour, her father would play the piano around the house and baby Jade would sing gibberish back, singing before she could even talk.

Performing and writing songs from a very young age, Jade was involved in musical theatre productions and later on in her high school years, began to collaborate and perform with other musicians.

“So many special moments in my life have come because of the people I know and the contacts I have come across,” she says. “Everyone is so intertwined in the industry, you’re always bumping into someone.”

Her achievements include performing at Hisense Arena in front of 40,000 people as part of the Victorian State School Spectacular in 2014, as well as being crowned the winner of the 2015 Melbourne Music Bank competition, a competition designed to kickstart a musician’s career in the music industry.

Entering the Melbourne Music Bank gave Jade the motivation to build her confidence and her profile as an artist. Talking about both the Spectacular and MMB, she said that she loved them both for different reasons.1

“I was more nervous for MMB because it was a competition, I knew that I was being judged and up against artists who are just as deserving. In the arena, I wasn’t nervous.”

Since the win, she got stuck straight into recording her winning single, Kick Drum, at Melbourne recording studio, Sing Sing Studios, two days after the final.

A song written at the age of 15, Kick Drum is all about the uncontrollable feeling of happiness and the effervescent feeling of joy. Hearing the melody in a dream, she woke up and instantly recorded the melody which then turned into this upbeat and happy tune.

Jade’s busy schedule also included filming a video clip for Kick Drum, photoshoots as well as interviews on radio and for various publications.

Winning the competition has taught Jade many things about the practice of the music industry. “You don’t realise how many people are behind the scenes with making just one small thing happen.”

When talking about shooting the video clip, she said that it was the first time she had given someone else control over her music as she had always done everything on her own.

“Handing over something personal and letting someone else take control was very weird,” she said. Although letting go was hard at first, she said that she has had a lot of fun and has learnt a lot in the process.

Plans for the future include releasing an EP and sharing many more of her songs with you all. She also plans to continue on building her networking and sharing their knowledge.

Jade Alice is currently preparing for a single launch for Kick Drum which will kick off tonight at Shebeen. You can purchase tickets here.

Check out Jade Alice on:
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NYUON

A true example of an emerging and undiscovered artist, NYUON aka N.Y. is now starting to believe in a dream of a big music career after placing runner up in the 2014 Melbourne Music Bank.

It was a decision by a close friend to enter hip-hop artist, N.Y. into the MMB that saw him performing at the finals and placing runner up. The Melbourne Music Bank is a community run initiative by the Bank of Melbourne designed to give one artist the opportunity to kickstart their career.10345761_246381755556738_6150294655990376482_n

When talking about the grand final, N.Y. described it as being a crazy experience when performing in front of media and music industry representatives from Beat Magazine, PBS 106.7 FM as well as Aussie rock chick and MMB 2014 Ambassador, Ella Hooper. “I was on the treadmill at the gym…” he explains when he received the call from the MMB telling him that he was a grand finalist. It was an unexpected reaction.

Staying true to the Melbourne theme as part of the Music Bank, his track, Your City, has a very laidback beat with very catchy lyrics. After listening to the song, you will be definitely singing on repeat, “Your city got nothing on me!”

Although placing second, this definitely gave N.Y. the motivation to take his music seriously.From leaving music on the backbone and taking studies first, the 20 year old always thought of music as a hobby along with playing his favourite sport basketball. “I never had a Facebook page, I didn’t think I’d get many likes… I’d rather music than study.”

BYMYSELF ALBUM COVER

N.Y. began songwriting when he met friend Cris Gamble in his first year of high school and the two decided to collaborate and form rap duo, T.P.D.I.B – The Plague Do It Big. “I found that I could learn rap lyrics really easy,” he explains as he and Gamble began to record songs in their home studio. With school commitments, N.Y. didn’t take music seriously. After finishing Year 12, he was awarded a scholarship to study aerospace engineering in China. On return from China, he decided to venture into a different field and is now studying commerce full time at Deakin University.

Since receiving much praise from the MMB grand final, N.Y. has now got his head in the zone and is about to release his very first mix tape on January 4th, 2015 titled, ‘BYMYSELF’. The mix tape is said to be a collection of chilled and mellow beats with industry professionals praising his work towards the production of the CD, even if some of his songs were recorded on his iPhone. Other tracks that are worth mentioning are MyZOne, Bae Not Really Pt 1+2, These Days and of course, Your City.

With no songwriting structure he describes that his lyrics and music sometimes come as a spur in the moment whilst others are based on personal experiences. “With me, I just get in my zone and get lost in my brain.” BK’s Song, a song not featured on BYMYSELF, is a song dedicated to his 18-year-old brother. The song talks about family especially his close relationship with his brother and their love for basketball.

“They’re the reason I got life in my lungs, you know.”

N.Y. mentions that he has a great support base with his friends sharing a lot of his work and his music Facebook page officially reaching over 1000 likes. From having a taste at performing on stage at the Melbourne Recital Centre for the final, N.Y. is itching to get back up on the stage and get himself out there. In 2015, he aims to build himself up in the music and hip hop biz. This artist is a true example of unrecognised Melburnian talent that needs to be recognised. If you are a hip hop fan, please hit him up on Soundcloud and take a listen, it’s awesome.

The video clip for ‘Your City’ is now available to view. Directed by George Kalpa, the clip explores the city of Melbourne and was released by Tonedeaf Magazine on 5/1/15.

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