Here is a fantastic soul punk band (that says they are a hip-hop group) whose last record titled "Sorry To Bother You" from four+ years ago should not be overlooked. Nor should KEXP, the often edgy Seattle FM radio station that filmed this perfectly recorded music performance (and interview with host Larry Mizzel Jr.) on November 17, 2012.
The Coup's lyrics are about a truth from the struggled perspective that includes what it means to having a landlord banging at your door, but goes deeper into political messages and foreign policy.
Information on the band's official band website touches on the history of classic Coup d'éta going back to the days of Napoleon Bonaparte, followed by a self storage ad before one realizes it's a band website.
The Coup (Live on Seattle's KEXP Radio)
Connect direct with The Coup at ThisIsTheCoup.Com, Facebook.com/TheCoup and Twitter.Com/TheCoup
Interview (begins at 7 minutes 15 seconds)
Guillotine (begins at 22 minutes 24 seconds)
Gods Of Science
KEXP AUDIO/VIDEO/EDITING/PRODUCTION CREDITS
Audio: James Nixon
Cameras: Carlton Eide, Scott Holpainen & Patrick Richardson Wright
Edits: Luke Knecht
|The July 20 London Electric Brixton show is sold out!|
At the age of 16, Jorja was inspired to write the first song in the music video below, titled Beautiful Little Fools, after reading "The Great Gatsby" and, in particular, a passage from the book in which Daisy expresses her hopes that her infant daughter would "be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool". Jorja took issue with this statement and so used the phrase to form the basis of her song, in which she laments the restrictions that society and established social constructs place upon women.
The music video for the track - released on International Women's Day - draws upon the "Gatsby" aesthetic and sees three versions of Jorja from different walks of life crossing paths...
The video was directed by Hector Dockrill and produced by Stephanie Paeplow of Pulse Films
The music was performed and written by Jorja Smith, produced by Charlie, mixed & mastered by Engine Earz (first featured on our network here in 2011) and engineered by Riccardo Damian.
Jorja Smith - Beautiful Little Fools
The next song and music video is heavy. It was directed by Drew Cox, produced by FAMM, executive produced by Z. The Boxer/Policeman/Hoodie character was played by Kevin Bangato. The girls were played by Erin and Evie. The make-up was by Carol Lopez Reid using Nars make-up. Flips by Eric Mitchell. Lighting by Liam O'Donovan.
The music produced by Joice with additional production, mixing & mastering by Engine Earz.
The next music video below is a homemade video that was filmed, directed and edited by Jorja Smith, herself.
The music is performed by Jorja Smith, produced by Cadenza and mixed & mastered by Engine Earz.
Jorja Smith - Where Did I Go?
The final music video below is to Jorja Smith's song titled A Prince. The song features recording artist Maverick Sabre.
The song was produced by Seemore and mixed & mastered by Engine Earz.
The video animation is by Yao Xiang and was produced by FAMM.
Jorja Smith - A Prince (featuring Maverick Sabre)
Connect direct with Jorja Smith at Facebook.Com/JorjaSmithMusic, Twitter.Com/JorjaSmith and on Instagram.Com/JorjaSmith_
|Stephanie McKay photo by Marc Baptiste|
Today we are proud to present more from this very soulful artist. Just below is a timeless live take of of her song titled Jackson Avenue.
Stephanie McKay - Jackson Avenue (live)
And, this is another timeless and very passionate live recording of Stephanie singing her song titled Tell It Like It Is, not to be confused with the love song with the same titled first recorded by Aaron Neville in 1966.
This is Stephanie's own song that is about the harsh realities of the world and society out of control and disillusioned life. She has used the song to bring attention to the war in Darfur.
This performance below is live at Joe's Pub in New York City. The video and audio was recorded on on a single handheld camcorder with no edits, but the pure passion of her cause blazes through.
Stephanie McKay - Tell It Like It Is (Live at Joe's Pub - New York City)
And the final live recordings below were filmed at the Jazz:Re:Found Jazz Festival in Vercelli, Italy
Stephanie McKay - Little More Time
Connect direct with Stephanie McKay at StephanieMcKay.com, at Facebook.com/StephanieMcKayMusic and at Twitter.com/StephanieMcKay
From Zoetermeer, Netherlands, MusicLoad presents the singer known as Mr. Probz. The music video below is to his song titled Till You're Loved. It was directed by Richard Paris Wilson, produced by Fritzi Nicolaus for Rumble London and edited by Richard Paris Wilson.
Mr. Probz - Till You're Loved
On May 19th, 2017, a documentary by Mr. Probz titled ‘Against The Stream’ will go live worldwide on Red Bull TV. Just below is the trailer for the upcoming documentary.
Mr. Probz - Against The Stream (The Documentary Trailer)
Connect direct with Mr. Probz at MrProbz.Com, Facebook.com/MrProbz, Instagram.com/mrprobz and on Twitter.com/mrprobz
This is one of the great real deal indie acts from New Zealand who rocks it with a nice country twang.
This nicely recorded live performance is of her song titled Freedom. It was filmed in Santa Ynez, California, at a quaint local honky-tonk called Maverick Saloon for their Tales from the Tavern Concert Series. The series is produced by Carole Colone, a local Santa Ynez real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. The perk of putting on this event is that she gets to sit in with the bands!
Jackie is backed by a very tasty guitarist named and Carole Colone on percussion.
Jackie Bristow - Freedom (Live at Maverick Saloon)
Connect direct with Jackie Bristow at JackieBristow.Com, at Facebook.com/JackieBristowMusic, at Twitter.Com/JackieBristow, at Instagram.Com/JackieBristow, and Soundcloud.Com/JackieBristow
See one more tasty live performance of Jackie Bristow's song, Whistle Blowin', here.
See Jackie Bristow's music video to the studio version of her song titled Whistle Blowin', here.