San Diego’s Jonny Dee’s love for the likes of David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson – along with a new found interest in spirituality and peace – has clearly had an influence on his new music. His latest album, ‘The Human Experience’, which was released in the spring, sees Dee declaring himself to be the new saviour of rock and roll, and blending elements of funk, jazz, psychedelia, and soul, combined with a rap sound and rock. Essentially it’s a sound all of his own, which he’s dubbed “psychedelic hip hop”.
AV Super Sunshine is back with his latest release, ‘Time Bomb’. The singer songwriter from Wisconsin has takes his overall musical inspiration from 70s era Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, while ‘Time Bomb’ has been influenced by The Runaways’ classic, ‘Cherry Bomb’. ‘Time Bomb’ is from his upcoming release, ‘Candyland’, and there’s also a dance remix version of the album in the works.
‘Post Traumatic’ by Mike Shinoda, is a sad album. There’s no getting past it. Written in the shadow of the suicide of his friend and Linkin Park bandmate, Chester Bennington, Shinoda uses the deeply personal album as a catharsis to work through his feelings. The 16 track full length album follows on from the EP of the same name, released in January this year.
In the video for Clay Melton’s latest song, ‘Secrets’, he takes us behind the scenes in a garage with his band, where they play the song fervently. Inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texan Clay’s passion for his instrument is evident, and the artist shows there’s no end to what he can achieve with it.