Ian Hultquist has been steadily building on to an already impressive list of scores which includes music in films such as Animals and First Monday in May. The former founding member of Passion Pit is proving once again why he is such a sought after and well respected member of the film music community with his latest score for Silicon Cowboys. Hultquist has mixed tech filled beats with eighties flavor to make this already amazing and triumphant story pop to life. The story itself is already so well told throughout the film but its Hultquist’s score that makes it flow.
With Pokemon Go being played across the world I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the man behind the Pokemon theme song that has become so familiar to so many of us throughout the years. Jason Paige is a multitalented singer, songwriter, and producer who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the business including Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Liza Minelli, Luther Vandross, Patti Labelle, and many others.
Summer is officially beginning to slip away from our grasp with the return of football and pumpkin spice lattes. However, you can hang on to summer well into the long winter months with the right songs to take you back to warmer days filled with swimming and sunshine. Every season has its share of musical anthems but summer has long been a favorite lyrical subject for artists wanting to capture and express the joy and fun of summer through their music. The music related to summer is just as much a part of this season as the sunshine, cold drinks, and the beach. I think it’s safe to say that everyone has at least one song that takes them back to these simpler times.
Christian Jacob is one of the most well known and respected pianists in the world. His love of music began early in his life at the age of four when he first started to play classical piano. He would continue studying classical music throughout his early years while also playing jazz piano on the side. After graduating Christian moved from Paris to America to begin studying jazz piano. He excelled in his studies, won many awards, and would later go on to teach at Berklee.
If you are ever having a bad day and you need a pick-me-up then I have the solution: listen to Alex Vans. If you are ever having a fantastic day and you think to yourself, “Self, it can’t possibly get any better than this…” – put on Alex Vans and you’ll find out that you were wrong. Alex Vans is everything great that people love about music. Their sound mixes rock, grunge, indie, and folk with a hook that draws you in every time. Their lyrics are funny, honest, sad…life. Their lyrics are just life. All of the good and the bad of it, you’ll find here.
From the very beginning Trapt has managed to stay true to themselves, their music, and their fans with each new album. The same rings true for their latest release ,DNA, which has been highly anticipated by their fans. With songs like “It’s Over” and “Tangled Up In You” already receiving high marks from fans and critics alike it is evident that DNA will be a hit.
Hardin is well known for her roles as Jan Levinson (The Office), Trudy Monk (Monk), and Tammy Cashman on Amazon Prime’s critically acclaimed series Transparent, for which she recently received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series”. Her acting talents have also taken her to the stage where she starred as Roxie Hart in Broadway’s revival of Chicago: The Musical. If you only know Melora for her acting, though, then you are missing out on half of the fun. When she isn’t on the stage or in front of the camera she is honing her talents in the studio singing and writing her own music.
XOLOS is energizing the music scene with their talent of melding multiple genres together to create an eclectic, powerhouse beat mixed with rich vocals and tight lyrics. This multifaceted musical duo from Southern California is proving that they are a force to be reckoned with with each new track that they release. Between writing their own music, playing all of the instruments on their songs, and producing their own records there is not much that these two cannot do. It’s no surprise that they work so well together and are able to make a finished product for their audience that keeps fans coming back for more.
Jars of Clay has become one of the most well known and successful bands to come out of the Christian music scene. Their music has topped charts and gained fans in both the Christian and mainstream markets – earning them several Grammys, GMA Dove Awards, BMI Awards, as well as music spots featured in several hit movies and television shows. For over twenty years their music has appealed to a wide variety of listeners in the Christian community and far beyond. This in itself speaks to not only their talents as musicians but their ability to build and maintain a steady fanbase throughout years of growth and change.
Hajian’s latest work has been much anticipated by many. He recently scored the music for Brad Furman’s feature film, The Infiltrator, which is set to be released in theaters on July 13th. This drug kingpin drama stars Bryan Cranston as federal agent Robert Mazur who goes undercover to infiltrate the drug trafficking network of famed kingpin Pablo Escobar. With the story being set in the eighties, Hajian has created a crisp, fresh soundtrack steeped in eighties synth that is the perfect accompaniment for this dark, edge of your seat crime thriller. You only have to listen to the theme song to know that this film will be a rollercoaster of a journey through the lives of Mazur and Escobar. If it’s true that a film is only as good at the music that drives the story along then The Infiltrator is already set to be a hit.