Posts byKeith Pro

Miss Tun Pickney Expands The Reggae Genre

If you ever want to be at the top of a music scene you have to become a real part of that scene.  Be willing to get out there and meet the people making the scene and learn from them.  Building up that knowledge and experience along with the connections, will give you the head
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ORieL Lets Us Know What “People Say”

To develop as an artist, you must be willing to be influenced by all your experiences and journeys.  With the myriad of genres melding together in today’s music scene to create brand new genres nothing is off limits.  We recently discovered ORieL who has created his own fusion that is bringing him some major attention.
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IBG Interview – 7 Questions With …. Hefe Heetroc

BIO: Hefe Heetroc’s musical prowess was a fait accompli long before he picked up a microphone. With the resurgence of 90’s influenced rap, his single Shr00mz is obviously influenced by the slew of underground Hip-Hop heads that have preceded it in its creation: Sterile Cloudrap beats soaked in a grungy trip hop sonic stew; all
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Magazine Gap Returns With ‘In Two Minds’

We receive an uncountable amount of music submissions here at Indie Band Guru.  When we come across a band that we feel truly has the potential for great things we like to keep an ear on them.  Our friends from Magazine Gap just sent us their latest video which continues our belief that they are
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King Draper Shares His Sound Authentically

As the amount of new music released has increased the listeners have turned more towards real artists.  True fans of music want to hear stories of real life that they can relate to.  This authenticity will trump the boastful fakes every time in the long run.  We recently came across King Draper who is as
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Charles Luck & Tino Red Show Sonic Diversity

As a true artist, you must be willing to constantly be experimenting and expanding your art.  Staying within one specific style is fine for some people but if you have the ability to flow in and out of different genres give it a chance and see what sticks.  Our friends from Black Astronaut just keep
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Hunnid Shares Passion For The Powerless

Music can become much more than just melodies, beats, and words.  When passion is poured in it becomes obvious very quickly that the artist is making music with meaning.  One specific rising talent that is out there creating music that is bigger than just collections of sounds is our new feature Hunnid. The artist from
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Angel P Leading The Organic Neo Style

There are some of us out there that feel a real connection to music.  The genre does not matter as much as the beauty of the style.  Great music, in any genre, is great music.  We recently discovered a true lover of music and like mind in Angel P of Angel Play Records.  Music is
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Coral Creek Shows Talent Expands Genre Lines

For a band that wants to stay original, genre definitions become only a guide.  There is no reason to be stuck within any one style if you have the talents to explore others.  Our recent discovery Coral Creek has been known to perform a wide variety of sounds to delight their fans. The Colorado-based band
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Scott Smith Goes Down To Memphis

Keep making music!  This is a mantra we have been preaching for as long as I can remember.  The art of writing songs gets better and better with practice and experience.  When you can add in other artists to work with this learning curve speeds up even faster as you feed off of eachother.  Our
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Bains Exploring Himself Through Hip Hop

Creating music will always be about discovering yourself and the sounds inside you.  This is a continuing journey that never stops from the time you first put pen to paper or strum a guitar.  Time, practice and experimentation will build the skills needed to find the sound that is truly all your own.  Our recent find
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DMX Lighting: What You Need to Know

As a DJ or live band, the visuals of your show are just as important as the music you play. In your lighting toolkit, DMX lighting equipment can go a long way towards creating a mood as well as crafting some specialized effects. Understanding your devices, as well as basics on their configuration and use, are
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The Maxx Keep Soulful Funk Alive

There are tons of musical genres that come and go after having their quick moment in the sun.  The truly classic sounds may not always be at the top of the charts but they will always keep a solid fanbase eager to hear new music in that style.  One such genre is soul funk.  The
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Billy Stark Stone & Rico Blythe Warp Minds

One of the best parts of being an independent artist is the ability to be yourself.  Make music to please yourself with nobody telling you what you should and should not do.  This freedom has created some of the best experimental songs ever written.  Billy Stark Stone and Rico Blythe have been blazing their own
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The Soul Of John Black Dives Deep Into Your Soul

If we hope for any success, we must all allow ourselves to grow as artists.  Gaining experience is one of the most important parts of any musician’s development.  Playing with other artists allows you to learn and gain influence from a wide variety of styles.  This has proven to be a large part of the
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J.Smo Blends Connections With Collaborations

In this crazy world of the new music business, we meet many interesting individuals.  Unfortunately, some just expect everything to be handed to them as they are entitled to success.  Then there are the real artists like our friend J.Smo who fully involve themselves in every aspect of the business to make the connections needed
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Smoking Martha Is Back And We Are Theirs

When a group really energizes us with their music we try to keep an ear out for them.  The new music world is a very big place with interesting music coming from all corners of the globe.  Last year the Australian band Smoking Martha caught our attention with their debut self-titled EP.  The 5 song
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Don Hughes Here To Rescue Christmas Music

It is getting to that time of year again when Christmas music takes over all the sonic space from shopping malls to car radios.  I think we can all appreciate the holiday sounds for a little while but when all we get to hear is the same old tired versions of the same old songs
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Why Children Should Study Music in School

It is important to know that children should start learning music at an early age. Do you have children who are currently in school? If this is the case, you should suggest that they start to take a music class because it can only benefit them in the future. Music is a wonderful thing and
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Magazine Gap Blends Genres For Next Big Pop Sound

When different styles from different band members can meld into one unique sound a kind of magic happens.  We are treated to something fresh while still appealing to our love for all these assorted influential genres.  Our recent find Magazine Gap has found a way to do just this with their original sound. The three-piece
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Brian Edblad Shares Flypaper For Freaks

Brian Edblad and his new record “Flypaper for Freaks” is a stylistic tour de force. Effortlessly tying together elements of funk, jazz, and synth pop, the colorful arrangements work wonders. The flourishes of sound include inspired saxophone solos, organ vamps, elastic synthesizer grooves, and even a little bit of acoustic guitar. Akin to a vast
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Will Snyder Shows Skills On Sexy New Single

Any musician who has been in the game for a while knows that to succeed you must be willing to adapt.  As technology and innovation improve, an artist must continue to learn and become a master of their craft.  There are places to learn out there.  Seek them out.  Our recent discovery Will Snyder has
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Float Like A Buffalo Hitting Their Stride

Many unknowing fans out there assume that a band is formed in a day and is out there playing big shows the week after and making the big bucks a month later.  This is just not the case.  It takes time to put it all together and make things work.  Our recent find Float Like
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Joanna Weston – Soaring Vocals Of Optimism

When you are gifted with a powerful singing voice it can become your mission to use it to make the world a better place.  Add in some supreme songwriting talent and you have a recipe to make a difference.  A great example of this is our recent discovery, Joanna Weston. Hailing from Utrecht in The
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Black Astronaut – Thoughtfully Unique Hip Hop

Collaboration has always been a major part of music.  For an independent artist, that used to be limited to just who you could find in the neighborhood music scene.  The power of the internet has opened up the whole world as your neighborhood.  Even an artist that is truly unique can find like-minded souls crawling
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DYK – Studio Project Explodes Into More

You never know exactly what will come from a couple musicians just playing together for fun.  Magic can happen when thoughts are aligned and each band member adds their own element to create something much bigger than the sum of its parts.  Our recent find DYK seemed to come out of nowhere and is now
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Morgan Heritage Shares The Beauty Of The World

Music can create many blessings.  When things go right for a band they are afforded a lifestyle that few people can realize.  This is not in fame and fortune but in opportunities to explore the world and the people within it.  The band Morgan Heritage realizes this fact and hopes to share with their fans
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