It is well known that plants love music and that music stimulates the growing process of plants. But have you ever heard of sounds created with the help of plants? As it is mentioned in the Upliftconnect, “Forty years ago researchers at the Damanhur Federation of Communities near Turin in Italy started intensive research into plant communication, attempting to prove that plants were sentient beings. They developed a device out of this research, that can read the electromagnetic vibration of a plant and translate it into music.” An Italian born and now London based multimedia artist Matteo Chiarenza (Orlando DOOm) in the interview with The Voice of London explains how the plant music works. Orlando DOOm uses a plant and a synthesizer as well as a device that uses a MIDI inter
Words: Isabella Dawe | Subbing: Lavinia Petrucci We caught up with rapper and producer Harry Dirtface to talk about his upcoming release 'The Joyride' Harry Dirtface, formerly known as Dirty Harry, is a Nottingham-born hiphop artist with a unique and eccentric style. Tracks titled 'Sloppy Toppy' and 'Leanwithmycrew' paint him as a drug-taking, womanising, trap-inspired rebel. But his impressive self-made instrumentals and clear influences from genres including punk, rock and blues make him one to watch in 2018. You recently started dropping tracks from your first project, The Joyride. What can you tell us about that? The joyride is about me living life, taking some drugs here and there. There were some tracks that I had, I threw them together and got some nice art work drawn up. ...
Words: Sal Fasone | Subbing: Lavinia Petrucci We interviewed Justin Mylo ahead of his first ever UK show in London. He told us about the struggles of being an artist, how to make the perfect track and coping with success at a young age. When we walked into his hotel, Justin Mylo was waiting for us at the lobby. He was relaxed and wouldn't show any sign of stress, I mean you're about to play one of the biggest London venue, Brixton Academy, how can you be so chill? I've just found out it's a huge venue, I didn't really know (laughs). But once we walk into his room he tells us all about his feelings, the way he started his career and the struggles new artists may find along the way if they want their music to be successful. He's here to open for his long-time friend Martin Garri
Reporter: Raynor Fry | Subeditor: Martina Di Gregorio Joshua Benjamin, a 22-year-old musician from a small village in Hertfordshire, who now resides in London, is gifted in singing and playing the piano, guitar and drums, with the piano being his main instrument, describes his sound as alternative R&B. He writes, records and produces all of his own tracks that are noticeably of high quality despite his lack of professional help being an unsigned artist. I asked him a series of questions to understand what it is like to be an aspiring musician in this difficult industry especially when you’re unsigned. Click on the YouTube link below to see the interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfV-3lOFliQ