Out now, ‘Don’t Stop’ is the debut official single release from Scottish house music producer, Sweenz. Sweenz, the moniker of Titi Sweeney, from Fife, has been DJing and producing his own original music for some time now, and takes his inspiration from the powerhouse titans of dance music, such as Martin Garrix, and Steve Aoki.
At just 19 years old, RoseeLu seems to have a sound way beyond her years which encompasses the alternative sounds of the nineties with raw and very modern pop. Not only does it manage to merge and blur the lines between age and genre but it also manages to have the widescreen, big sound of a Bond theme and the introspective lyrics and contemplation of Billie Eilish. It is a song that very much examines and celebrates the fact that there is nothing wrong with playing alone and spending time on your own. It says that is ok not to feel the need to conform.
Julia Zahra was born in Indianapolis USA but raised in The Netherlands. At 25, she has achieved many things as she has won ‘The Voice of Holland’ at just 18, the youngest singer to ever audition for and win the show, and then in 2015 winning a show called ‘The Best Singers of Holland’.
Now, it’s time to find her own direction and try to find recognition outside of Holland. She has, since those shows, released critically acclaimed music of her own and toured extensively in Oceania where she’s garnered quite a following. Julia was speaking with Steve Holley.
Angus Brill Reed, from Adelaide, Australia, may still only be 16 years old, but he’s packed a lot into those years. Not only did he win the EDM section of the 2020 UK Songwriting Contest with his single, ‘Cutting Corners’, he’s also been shortlisted for selection in Eurovision, won the title South Australian Young Pop Composer Of The Year two years in a row, and won a wide array of other national and international songwriting awards, including a top ten song in the Australian Songwriting Awards, ‘Gone’, released in May last year. He’s additionally appeared on national TV channels, ABC, and SBS.
It’s February, which means it’s LGBTQ+ history month. But, as well as looking backwards at the musicians and artists who have shaped history as openly gay, lesbian and queer spokespeople, it’s important to shine a light on those who are around today, standing loud and proud and making music as part of an underrepresented and marginalised group of people.