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Dorsh – Neopolitan L.P.

Neopolitan is much like the ice cream it is named after. It’ s a mixture of Reggae, Electro, Disco, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rock, Dubstep, and R&B, flavors all blended into one creamy collection. When I sat down to conceptualize the Neopolitan album, I realized with my given “Jaminglican” (Jamaican, English, and American) heritage, that I was in a unique position to represent a significantly large group of people authentically. Having spent my entire life as a soccer player in the U.S. and abroad, I wanted the album to mirror the workings of the World Cup, and its function to bring people together from all parts of the globe. Soccer exposed me to many cultures and I felt it was only appropriate that I share my experiences through another universal language, music.

I made Neopolitan to show people that it is ok to be yourself, to celebrate differences, and to embrace more than ONE kind of music! People learn the best through music, and Neopolitan presents a new way to grasp the concept of a “diverse” album and artist.

Special thanks to: Kensaye, Innocent, Szjerdene, Amy Winehouse, Jane Birkin (UK),

Rastafani, Rio Sutherland, RJF, Oreo Jones, KG, Ron Miner, Gil Scott-Heron, Kamia White, Grey Granite, Zach Brown, DB Soundlab, Rad Summer (USA)

Serge Gainsbourg (France), Yuna (Malaysia), Bless up!

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How To Find Your Next Favourite Artist(s)

Ignored Music is Often the Best Music

If you’re a regular on this site you’ll already be aware of the Un.Herd.Of movement, which aims to highlight music that people may otherwise have missed. Why do we aim to do this? Well, mainly it’s because some of the best musicians in history have probably gone their entire careers without ever being heard by more than a hundred people, and that’s an incredibly sad fact.

However, the internet has finally given music fans a way to find new music and help artists get discovered by those who can turn their passion into a (hopefully) well-paid career. But still, a lot of music goes ignored, and now that the gatekeepers are gone and almost anyone’s music can appear on YouTube or the iTunes store, finding new tunes to throw on while you’re knee-deep in work or PartyPoker is just as difficult. So how do you discover the unknowns?

Well, for starters, start using the right resources! iTunes is not going to help you discover obscure artists – certainly not as efficiently as community driven music sources like SoundCloud will. Being able to dig into what the community thinks is amazing, rather than record labels and the press, is going to be a big help when you’re searching for something new to treat your ears to.

It’s also worth considering attending local music events, because people playing local are probably aiming to play national, at some point. Look into the music immediately around you – there are countless globally famous musicians who were once local bands or solo artists, and by delving into their work and in turn promoting it to others who’d otherwise miss it, you’re doing the musician(s) a big favour, too.

Ignored music isn’t always amazing – often, it isn’t, and that’s why it’s ignored. But giving a track with few plays a chance takes minutes of your time, and it seems odd to splash out on new tunes from generic artists you’re informed are the best thing ever, rather than a hidden gem that might really be the best thing ever. Find your own happy tune space, and help make the people who created it for you even bigger in the process.

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Yuna – Live your life

“LIVE YOUR LIFE”

Find your light
Don’t hide from what you are
And rise before you fall
And hope for something more
Live if you really want to

All my life I’ve been looking for something amazing
It’s almost like I’ve been stargazing
The sky is right above me
We were meant for something bigger than this
Don’t ever try to dismiss yourself cause you don’t have to

(Chorus)

All my life my dreams just seemed so far away
And now it’s like they’re here to stay
I hold it close to me
We were meant for something bigger than this
Don’t ever try to dismiss yourself cause you don’t have to

(Chorus) x2

Big ups to Dj Indiana Jones for blessing me with this extremely inspirational record from faderlabels latest signee YUNA, respect!

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