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M.I.A. 

One of the greatest artists of our time, the beautiful and brilliant M.I.A. is back in action we are thankful to say, from her new film, to new material, and a tour.

Jacob Banks (Interscope Records) has released his new sophomore album. The Nigerian-born Brit introduces Village with lead single “Be Good To Me” ft Seinabo Sey. Produced by xSDTRK (Usher, Jennifer Lopez) and Laleh Pourkarim (Ellie Goulding),

Jacob Banks, Photo Credit: Grace Rivera, used with kind courtesy. All rights reserved.

Village is Jacob’s first full-length album, following his self-released The Monologue EP, The Paradox EP, and his Interscope Records debut The Boy Who Cried Freedom. Working alongside renowned producers including Paul Epworth (Adele, James Bay, FKA twigs) and Malay (Frank Ocean, Sam Smith, Lorde),  Jacob states, “Village is about celebrating the things that make us who we are, the good, the bad, and the questionable.”

Jacob recently made his U.S. television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing critically-acclaimed single “Unknown (To You),” which has amassed over 12 million views. This summer, Jacob’s track “In the Name of Love” was featured as the theme song for The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington.

Having supported artists including Alicia Keys on tour among others, Jacob has gone on to play sold-out headlining tours and major festivals around the world.  Earlier this year, he made his Coachella debut and performed at Sasquatch, BottleRock, and Shaky Knees, Afropunk and North Coast Music Festival, in addition to a series of international dates. Jacob has previously played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Firefly and The Meadows, among others.

Hollywood Sentinel states, “Jacob Banks is a dynamic, vibrant new artist whose daring and unique songs soar with passion, life, and originality. His sound harkens back to a dark age of smoky blues, slavery and chain gangs, mixed with a perfect twist of modern pop beauty, breakbeat, and a ray of hope.  Brilliant work, and a spectacular voice.  “Unknown (to You)” below is outstanding.”  

Lana Del Rey just dropped a new single and video this week, which is beautifully great, below:

Music Industry

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be playing September 29th at the Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. Unfortunately, they will not be headlining, which appears to instead be headed by Eddie Vedder.  Johnny Marr will join them on stage, among others.

Ex-Cult will be hitting The Echo on October 9th.

PIG and KVC (Kevorkian Death Cycle) will be playing at Union On October 10th.

GOBLIN’s own Claudio Simonetti will be performing the legendary Dario Argento horror classic  ‘Suspuria’ score at Union on November 8th.  We hear Ogre from Skinny Puppy (now also on tour) is a big fan.

Grimes 

The genius of Grimes, found in literally every one of her songs, is something we can love any day.  The fashion world was shocked when she brought her date, billionaire Elon Musk to the Met Ball. We weren’t that surprised. Like Elon, Grimes is out of this world.

Billie Eilish has dropped new material on the music industry and just skyrocketed; justifiably so. Her work is outstanding, and below is one of our favorites.

We don’t get tired of this song which is just a masterpiece by Wolf Alice, and the video just kind of makes you want to fall in love and ride the subway.

Ronnie rocked it with Escape the Fate until he got in some trouble and got replaced in that band. He’s back with Falling in Reverse and killing it better than ever before. With outstanding vocals, excellent songwriting, and a rocking band, we wish him the very best of continued success, and a very special shout out to Epitaph.

Amber Town from Italy jams here with Elektra on vocals. An exciting band we definitely want to hear more of.

Pussy Riot states that, “Our friend, brother, comrade Petr Verzilov is in reanimation. His life is in danger. We think that he was poisoned.”  We wish Petr a quick and speedy recovery to good health.

One of our favorites, will be performing at the El Rey next week September 18th. A not to miss show.

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Elliphant; Top 10 Best New Artists of Our Time

 

Elliphant, Live at Bitterzoet, Amsterdam,  April 15th, 2016, Photo Credit: Bobo Boom, source: WikiCommons.

Ranked by subnormal as one of the Top 10 Best New Artists of Our Time; Elliphant is none other than the lovely Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter, from Sweden.  Having worked with a number of the top DJ / producers in the world including Diplo and Skrillex, Elliphant has also done brilliant collaborations with  fellow Swede Tove Lo, and Denmark’s MØ, among others.

As one of the most brilliant songwriters of our time, with a stunningly distinct voice unlike any other, Elliphant has created hit after underground hit (and at times–mainstream hit), from the legendary “Spoon Me,” “Look Like You Love it,” “Love me Badder,” “North Star,” “Best People in the World,” “Where is Home,” “Could it Be,” “Down On Life,” “One More” with MØ, “Live till I Die,” “Music Is Life,” “Stardust,” “Ciant Hear It,” “Where is my Mama At,” “Only Getting Younger,” “Revolusion,” “Hit and Run,” “Paint the World,” and many more.

The greatness of so many of one artist’s song’s alone is phenomenal, demonstrating the brilliance of Elliphant’s songwriting ability. Combined with her musical production employed, and her dynamic, great voice that ranges from a jazzy, soulful pop, to a melodic rap or reggae beat, lends itself to making Elliphant in a class and league all her own.

With influences of punk, rock, pop, new wave, rap, trap, EDM, techno, house, breakbeat, reggae, grime, and more, Elliphant’s talent is undeniable, and her originality like few of our time; a brilliant and legendary artist of sheer greatness.

Visit the Official Elliphant website and follow her at: http://elliphant.com/

subnormal magazine 2018

 

5 Time Grammy Award Winner Devine Evans: An Exclusive Interview

Devine Evans and Day’nah , Photo Credit ©2018, Bruce Edwin

Hollywood Sentinel brings you an exclusive interview with 5 Time Grammy Award winning Music Producer Devine Evans, here below.

A dominant figure in the music industry for over twenty years, Devine Evans got his start in Atlanta at Left Eye Productions,  headed by Lisa Lopes of TLC.  Mr. Evans; now a five-time Grammy Award winning Producer, Songwriter / Engineer, and Emmy Nominated Composer for “The New Edition Story,” has worked with many of the world’s biggest recording artists and musicians including; The Chain Smokers, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Hans Zimmer, and Selena Gomez, among more.  Devine Evans received his most recent Grammy for his work on Pharrell Williams live version of the Billboard hit song “Happy.”


Over the past ten years, as the powerhouse behind the scenes of some of the biggest tours in music, Devine Evans has worked with stars including; The Chain Smokers, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, The Roots (2017 NBA All-Star Performance), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul 2 Soul tour, Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour, Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Tour (now available on Netflix),  Pharrell Williams’ Dear Girl Tour, Justin Timberlake’s 2018 Halftime Super Bowl show, and 2018’s Coachella with Eminem, and Beyoncé among more.

Mr. Evans’ work in televised performances includes Creative Programming and Sound Design for Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performance, and Creative Programming and Sound Design for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show with Justin Timberlake, at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Devine Evans

Devine Evans has further expanded in to the film industry with his work as composer for BET’s Emmy Nominated Mini Series, “The New Edition Story,” as well as “Lycan,” starring Dania Ramirez (Entourage, Devious Maids, X-Men), for which he scored and provided original sound design.

The Diary of a Songwriter 

In addition to music, Devine Evans focuses on positively impacting the music industry, as well as his community with other creative projects including his first upcoming book titled “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter.”  With this book, praised by leaders in the music industry including Queen Latifah among others, Devine Evans brings to light the sexual injustices that many female artists have encountered while pursuing their dream of a career in the music industry.

Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter, by Devine Evans, all rights reserved.

In an effort to empower these women, “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter” shares the stories of a variety of female artists’ personal experiences, as well as general advice on how to cope with and safeguard themselves against such abuse and injustice.

Listen to Part 1 of the Exclusive Interview with Devine Evans, here below:

Devine Evans, Exclusive Interview, Part 2

Visit the Official Devine Evans website at: www.devineevans.com

Read more about “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter” at: www.thediaryofasongwriter.com

For press / media, photo, interview requests, and booking for Devine Evans, contact Management and Publicity at: +1- 310-226-7176, or e-mail StarpowerManagementLLC @ gmail . com

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