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May 7 2022
4 mins
May 2022 - June 101April 2022 - MonotronicMarch 2022 - DJ GertyFebruary 2022 - Tin:Ma
XRadio is happy to present to you the XRadio Featured Artist of the Month for February 2022, French-Canadian non-binary artist, Tin:Ma. Materializing from online spheres, Tin:Ma continues to subvert conventional genre practices. On New-Year’s Eve 2021, Tin:Ma released their EP Move which has been gaining some attention and has been described as “sucking you in, spitting you out and leaving you naked. Intense and not for the faint of heart, yet incredibly tender and beautiful.” [3Fach]. XRadio will be playing "My Love's Gone" from that EP in high rotation through the month of February. The pandemic has been extremely difficult for Tin:Ma. In 2020, the artist lost their apartment and all their sources of income. Leaving behind their home, friends, and beloved city, they were forced to move to rural Canada where they have remained mostly isolated throughout the pandemic. Seeking to reject the inertness brought about by the isolation, the sadness they experience having to leave their home, and the crippling uncertainty of emerging artists in the post-COVID world, Tin:Ma began putting everything they had into this project. With no support or funding, Move is the coming together of artists—young Queer individuals—who are actively defying the inertness that has been placed on the arts by this pandemic. Tin:Ma“It really felt like I had lost everything, I felt so helpless and lost. I thought my artistic voice would support me through the pandemic, but it didn’t. A lot of artists were left behind […] Move really helped me overcome that and forced me to continue to move forward: I could now embrace the cluster of emotions, of states, I had experienced.” FOLLOW TIN:MA LinkTree - https://linktr.ee/tinma Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/artist/tin-ma/1569756579 Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/tin_ma Bandcamp - https://tinma.bandcamp.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/tinmamux
Feb 5 2022
3 mins
December 2021 - D.J. HighlandersNovember 2021 - LyngeeOctober 2021 - The Chronicles of Manimal and SamaraAugust 2021 - Dedi SOLOJune 2021 - THE FOOLEMay 2021: IOVA
XRadio's Featured Artist of the Month for May, 2021 is singer-songwriter IOVA - an emerging Romanian artist on the electro-pop music scene. Her most successful songs are "Be Like Water" and "Down on my Knees", a collaboration with Romainian DJ/Producer Paul Damixie. Her newest release, "What's the Point" was released April 26, 2021. IOVA started her musical journey when she was 11 years old when she took her first piano and guitar lessons. Two years later, she founded her first rock band and started to write songs. After having entered the television world, with the teenagers’ band LaLa Band, IOVA decided to move to Bucharest and pursue her dream of making music. Her musical path begun when she sent a demo with her music to Smiley, a producer with HaHaHa Production. SMILEY - HAHAHA PRODUCTION: “IOVA is a complex artist, someone who is permanently preoccupied with the creation process. When she first came to HaHaHa Production she already had a portfolio of songs written by her. It’s a different genre of music, but I think she’s got so much to offer as an artist.” IOVA released her single, Be Like Water, an electro-pop song backed up by HaHaHa Production. Her first single was followed by other tracks that entered Romanian radio charts and were successful on various digital platforms: "Down on my Knees" featuring Paul Damixie, “North”, “Work It Out” and ”Hit the Gas”. In 2020, she released several singles. The first one was “Break the Law”, followed by two more collaborations. One with Paul Damixie: “Empty Room” and the other with Seredinschi: “Totul Sau Nimic”). For More Info: https://xradio.zone/category/xradio/featured-artists-of-the-month.
May 8 2021
4 mins
April 2021: KeyboneMarch 2021: Christopher JustinFebruary 2021: Alien AnomalyJanuary 2021: Everafter
The XRadio Featured Artists of the Month for January is Everafter!  This UK rock band burst onto the East London scene in Autumn 2010, as brothers Alexis Daperis (lead vocals/guitars) and Stefan Daperis (bass/backing vocals) teamed with their friend Tim Wiltshire (drums) launched the three-piece power rock group, Everafter. By February 2011 the first gig was booked at The White Hart Hotel in New Cross, South London. Over the next few years Everafter honed their live performances by playing key venues in London, including Water Rats in King's Cross, The Half Moon in Putney and The Standard Music Venue in Walthamstow. It was over this period that Everafter wrote the songs and defined the set that would become their debut album, "Everything Is One". In September 2013, the band were signed to independent label Hummdrumm Records. The band’s main influences include Nirvana, Metallica and Green Day. “Everything Is One” also benefited from the production prowess of the Grammy-nominated Chris Tsangarides, an Everafter fan that produced the likes of Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Following the release of the band’s first album and a succession of gigs, Everafter played a show to the inmates inside Wormwood Scrubs prison, London. In Spring 2019, with new drummer and friend Ivan Sheppard, Everafter completed their second album: “Remember”. The band moved into a heavier direction with the latest studio recordings and the album showcases the strength and diversity of the band’s song writing. This time Everafter collaborated with producers Raz Olsher, Andrea Gottardo and the late Chris Tsangarides to create a powerful ten track album, paving the way for the band’s place in rock history. Over the last year they have been incorporating the new songs into their set and getting airplay on TotalRock Radio and Trust The Doc Radio Show on Exile FM. You can catch Everafter on YouTube, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter and more. And now you can catch them on XRadio! This is the XRadio Featured Artists of the Month: Everafter! More info: https://xradio.zone/fam-january-2021-everafter
Jan 2 2021
4 mins
December 2020: PINFINGERNovember 2020: Dedi SOLOOctober 2020: The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara
XRadio is proud to bring you The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara – XRadio’s Featured Artists of the Month for October 2020! The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) are a London-based duo formed in late 2019 by Andrea Papi and Daphne Ang. Inspired by the musical innovations of Kraftwerk and TOOL and the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf and Jim Morrison. TCOMAS continues to fill a gap in music by bringing together music, literature, art and history into a space where poetry and the spoken word meets electronic and rock. The London duo have carved out a niche in music with their extensive, mysterious and atmospheric soundscapes which defy the rigid categorization of musical genres. In particular, the pair incorporates the literary (poetic and dramatic) into their music whereby spoken passages alternated with lyrical poetry forms the central element of the vocal component. Their experimental style has been recognized by several notable music blogs. The Chronicles of Manimal and SamaraWe are The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara – a London based duo. Our upcoming release (16 October 2020), “Mata Hari” (meaning “sun” in Malay) reimagines the sound of the ‘80s in the year 2080. The song is told through the eyes of an artist, who creates a painting as a declaration of love and as a testament to the intensity of emotions and feelings (for another) when words and action were inadequate. The track has been inspired by synthesizer maestro Giorgio Moroder and innovators like Depeche Mode, Stanley Kubrick, and Air. Featured Links Official Website: https://tcomasmusic.myportfolio.com Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/artist/2V3zzIcq2sbRbaEjbGypc8 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tcomas YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHlyUpm1aegw-CNXzfRqg3A Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcomasmusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tcomas.music Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tcomasmusic
Oct 3 2020
3 mins