Heather Gruber amazes with album, “Dance Into the Desert”

Is it possible to have the best of both worlds? We’re dumbfounded at what Heather Gruber was able to do in her latest album release, “Dance Into The Desert”. When you first hear the music, you’re feeling very cheerful, very optimistic.

Dare we make a comparison? We don’t usually make too many comparisons but we felt her music is a lot like Jason Mraz, that feel-good type of music that completely transforms any type of sad mood you might be in into a happier, more motivated self.

Well, when you listen a little bit more closely; if you move past the cheerful tones of the guitar, the beautiful chimes of the percussion, you get a much deeper album than you first anticipated.

As Heather Gruber states it, “This album tells the story of my leap of faith to start a life in Los Angeles. It’s my story. It covers the highs and lows, the beauty and the struggle, and wraps it up into a pretty little bow.”

Being an LA native, we know exactly how tough it is for musicians to make it onto the scene. The struggles, the constant battle with the industry is never-ending. But, what we love about Heather, she’s not afraid to tell you her story, to tell you the struggles she had to endure. The struggles the world has in store for you but you’re ready to face it!

We admire such courage and we find it admirable that she’s willing to speak up for others to listen and learn from. “Dancing On The Edge” is the perfect track to start off the album because it sets you up for what the entire album is going to be.

Are you going to give Heather Gruber a try and listen to what February has in store for you. Listen to the entire album and check out how “Dance Into the Desert” will reinvent your day. Let’s get this week started!

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“Moody” by The Other Life

One listen to The Other Life’s new hit, “Moody” and you’ll know exactly what it is we’re talking about. Get this new Electronic Pop Dance track blasting through your airpods and get lost in between the world and space. Now, as we include time in our travels, where can we possible stand and how is our mood affected?

When The Other Life decided to add in synth and old-school drum machine sounds to “Moody”, they probably had an idea of what type of sound they were going for. They want to bring back the wild days of the 80’s back and make people understand where Electronic Pop Dance had a truly huge impact in the Electronic world. Even if you weren’t alive during this time, “Moody” has a way of allowing you to reminisce about a time you were not even a part of. That’s how good this track is.

“This music began as an effort to cross the overcast, melancholy distortion of early post-punk bands like Joy Division with a modern club-style beat. The song is less about actual moodiness and more about honesty and how often we have to pretend.” stated by The Other Life.

With all the distortion, how do we know where we fall in this life when we can’t be honest with ourselves? Honesty is the key into becoming who your true potential is destined to be.

Jump off your current state of mind and don’t pretend to be something you’re not – be honest with yourself. Give “Moody” a listen and let The Other Life know how you like it!

https://open.spotify.com/album/4AQ4FAymvLFgCU6tG09rFF

Chris Lastovicka releases remix track, “The 7th Chapter of Job”

We want you to tell us about this newest remix track release of “The 7th Chapter of Job” by Chris Lastovicka. We’re pleased to have been able to review some of Chris’ work because we know the time and dedication he puts into each of his songs. We’re ecstatic to dive right in!

First and foremost, we love the unxpected, which is what brought us to a sudden halt. Listening to it gave us chills down our spine and we love it! This track is perfect for those feeling dark and gloomy during these cold, Winter nights. This track is for those going through deep suffering to the fullest but with the freedom of expressing what their hearts are telling them.

We’re on a journey of self-discovery, a journey of finding out who we really are. There are just so few tracks that are able to evoke such feelings and emotions in us.

Use the music of Chris Lastovicka to inspire and instill a new path that we want to be heading in. Take what you are feeling and let it tell you what it wants to tell you. The best person to tell you who you are is yourself, no one else. Always listen for new music!

Expect the unexpected when listening to the masterful connections and incredible engineering behind this track. Lose yourself in the sonic imperfections and see yourself in the mirror of self-discovery. We’re on a path together and Chris wants us to lead the way. Listen to “The 7th Chapter of Job” by Chris Lastovicka and feel the exact same chill down your spine. If you’d like to check out our new website, http://wesoundstrange.com/ to find out more about us. We will be migrating our blog to the newest website soon so stay tuned!

Music Is My Life, new EDM House album from Matt Warren

Matt Warren’s new YouTube release of his new track, “Get On Up” from his new album, Music Is My Life. How awesome it is for Matt Warren to make a comeback after 10 years out of the scene. He’s one of the leading pioneers in Chicago House, the revolutionary genre that took Chicago by storm so many years ago. Ring in the new year with a banger of an album that will change the way you think about Chicago House.

You’ll feel yourself dancing to the music while your mind is still processing what it’s listening to. “Music Is My Life” gives new meaning to music and will spark a revolution in 2019 on what music should be – music from the soul. He partners up with Janis McGee, who is making her recording debut, to leave a lasting impression with her sensual vocals and energizing charisma in “Get On Up”.

Matt Warren is going to be making a hell of a comeback with this new album. “get On Up” is already getting a lot of hype on YouTube and we’re excited to see how the entire album will do.

We got a quote from Matt Warren himself and this is what he had to say, “This is my first release of my own music in ten years. I’ve been producing, engineering and remixing for others, but have not focused on my creative needs for a long time. I felt like I wanted to do a record that reflects my journey as both a musician and DJ. I really wanted to give that old school feel to the songs..I guess what I mean is to record “real music” with live instruments and arrangements…which are kind of a homage of all the music I grew up listening to.”

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Check out “Get On Up” below!

Patrick Grant release album, “FIELDS AMAZE and other sTRANGE music”

Boy, do we really have a treat for all of you! If you’re a music history buff like us, then you’ll appreciate what we have for you today. As the saying goes, if we don’t learn from the past, we are doomed to repeat it. Well, it doesn’t really apply here, or does it? In a way, we take all good and bad of history and make it work for us. Just take Patrick Grant for example.

Coming straight out of the historic Looking Glass Studios owned by Philip Glass, we’re excited to bringing you an album  that yells oddity and strange, but very intriguing. We have Patrick Grant giving us the 20th anniversary edition of FIELDS AMAZE and other sTRANGE music, which is remixed, reimagined, and remastered to fit with music now. Is that a good or bad thing? Let’s find out.

The music is created for percussion, gamelan, microtonal instruments, and electric chamber ensembles with narrative structures informed by chaos theory, biological forms, and B-horror films. Yes, really. Try to grasp that sentence you just read. To many listeners with no formal training, we read this and we think, I’m completely lost. Well, all you need to know is what it means for the album.

This completely remastered album has a distinct sound that is quite unique yet familiar in a way. The energy behind the rock, as well as the melody, it’s absolutely the right sound for his genre. The music has a full-powered momentum train that crosses rhythms and harmonies to create tunes that are unforgettable.

We want to make sure you’re absolutely committed to listening to something strange, but amazing. Give Patrick Grant a listen and we’ll know that FIELDS AMAZE and other sTRANGE music will invade your playlists.

https://tiltedaxes.bandcamp.com/album/fields-amaze-and-other-strange-music

 

Mah-Ze-Tar releases new single, “Liquid Lotus”

Come and meet your new love. Nope, well, sorry. We didn’t mean to get your hopes up by making you think we’re now offering a speed dating option. We meant that it’s time for your to find a new musical love; something you want to listen to over and over. It’s that music you can’t wait to share. Well, get the share button ready because Mah-Ze-Tar is bringing you “Liquid Lotus”. For the sake of the World Series, this single is a homerun.

Mah-Ze-Tar is fusing long-standing tradition, intent, and technology to truly create something that is rarely done. In fact, it’s more than likely that you won’t see or hear anything done like this for a very long time. Actually, count your lucky stars that we are able to witness such a feat. Mah-Z-Tar is finally giving the public his lead single, “Luquid Lotus”, which is a true revelation to what music was once before and what it should return to be – art.

From the horse’s mouth, “Liquid Lotus soars through a plethora of musical traditions together in a meaningful way. There are endless possibilities when one utilizes world instruments and gliding vocals in sync with electronic textures and rhythmic grooves. Liquid Lotus uniquely fuses these elements together to create a sound completely unique and unheard of before.”

Mah-ze-Tar is bringing tradition into a whole new light. A light that has every intent to shine on every listener. Think about the quote; there’s endless possibilities when one utilizes the instruments, which saddens us to hear the same old sound played over and over again on the radio.

Let’s rejoice and celebrate those who take risks in releasing true form of creativity. Check out Mah-Ze-Tar’s new lead single, “Liquid Lotus”. Get Strange by following our new website!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCyHmiOCiOY

Winos of Westlake release new Trash Rap track, “Bounce”

We have no idea what Trash Rap is. Is it a new genre that sprouted over night? Whatever it is, we’re here to help it blossom because we need this to plant its feet and stay. Winos of Westalke is a rap group that, just like the Trash Rap genre, came out of nowhere but it took us by storm. Our intern was just listening to whatever the heck he listens to and said “Bounce” popped in his headphones.

“Finally a trap beat you hoes could dance to”, is just one of the lines that YAQ Chan of Winos of Westlake lays down. The obvious course is they’re trying to make some women bounce it up and down. The lyrics are very vulgar and are not afraid to tell you like it is.

With :Danny saying “Bring that booty here, you know I can’t refuse it”, at least he’s telling these women exactly what’s on his mind. In the day and age of schemes and lies to try to get women to sleep with them, these two take the direct approach. We beg to ask the question: Do women want to be lied and tricked, or do they want a man that tells them the truth? The Winos of Westlake basically just want to make your ass bounce.

Yes, the lyrics are extremely dirty that it would make Mystikal proud when he said Shake Ya Ass. In fact, we’d love to see Mystikal pop in for a remix and give us his own dirty version of this track.

Ladies and gentlemen alike, don’t take offense to what “Bounce” is telling you to do, but instead embrace it with sheer excitement and freedom. The freedom to tell it like it is and say what’s on your mind. No more games, no more lies; just “Bounce” with the Winos of Westlake.

Here’s hoping we get an interview with these cats soon because they seem like very interesting characters. Who would like to see an interview with the Winos of Westlake and see what the hell is actually going through their mind.

Listen to “Bounce” by Winos of Westlake below.

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Hunnid releases new Hip Hop track, “Buss That”

Gideon King & City Blog release new single, “Gun To My Head”

“This song is about L.A. and New York and how when the rubber meets the road, I’ll take NYC. It’s about writing music against the backdrop of both of these towns. This song also speaks to the idea that trying to make it alone in life is a fool’s errand. Also, there was this weird serial killer in L.A. that frightened me. He is in the tune too. Hope you like the song!”

We figured we would start this off with a quote from Gideon King & City Blog to have their words tell you a little bit about their new single that they just released. Now, if we’re trailing back to the 90’s when the West Coast was feuding against the East Coast for Hip Hop royalty, it looks as if Gideon King & City Blog want the feud to reignite. Let’s take the fact that he admits that both towns have a special place in his heart but NYC was the town for him.

We couldn’t agree more about trying to make it in life alone when you can have the best support cast behind you if you just swallow your pride and let those who care about you do what they can to help. Look at how it turned for this amazing artists, they’ve taken the support for each other and brought such an amazing tune to life. As the saying goes, two heads are better than one.

Also, can we look at his statement about the serial killer in LA. Being a blog based out of LA….we need to be more in tune with the news because holy hell we didn’t know! For all of our LA followers and everyone elsewhere, be safe and always walk in packs of two or more. Remember, don’t tread alone and embrace the support!

Underground Rapper YAQ Chan release new Hip Hop/Rap single, “Throwback Celebration”

Underground rapper YAQ Chan is coming straight from Inglewood and he’s paying homage to all the 90’s rappers that influenced him. We’re talking Tupac, Biggie, Eminem, Shock G, and many more. If you’re a fan of the Old School Hip Hop/Rap sound and vibe, be sure to give a listen to YAQ Chan’s new track, “Throwback Celebration”.

We Sound Strange is ready to invade your subscriptions, invade your suggested videos, and invade your mind because you’re going love our videos. We’re going to have new music weekly, new random funny videos of us acting a fool, and basically living the Strange life. Being strange is not a lifestyle we choose, it’s who we are and choose to be. Embrace the Strange life and interact with others in a strange way to make a connection much more meaningful than small talk interactions.

 

Lizzy Latimer releases new hit, “Cant Cage Me ft. Kyah Baby”

Every Summer is in need of a breakout star, especially one in the ranks of Pop. Pop music takes the radio waves of the Summer and the solid prediction for 2018 is Lizzy Latimer. “Can’t Cage Me” is the new single that feisty pop sensation Lizzy Latimer has just released for the Summer. This new track is able to fuse her love of hip-hop, rap, and afrobeat together with her wisdom and social awareness. We can say that this new track is just as empowering as it is catchy. That’s the level of talent Lizzy Latimer has that she shows strength and sheer fun, all in one experience.

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“Can’t Stop Now” EP is Suki Rae and Company’s latest project

How would you say that you’d describe Suki Rae? Suki Rae is an eternal seeker, a spiritual vagabond who’s mission is to channel the Divine. Well, how does she plan to do it, as in, what’s her plan? There are countless ways to do it but Suki Rae and Company are dedicated to find a way that actually makes sense and shows promise for results. With a focus on raising social consciousness and awareness, Suki’s music is eclectic, transcending labels or easy classification. Influenced by some of the world’s greatest minds, one including the ever-so-spiritual, Ghandi.

This album will certainly keep you wanting more – a thirst that needs quenching. Feel good type of music you’ll want to keep playing over and over, as if you’re going through your own spiritual awakening every time you listen to it. It’s enlightening and cleansing all at the same time. We picked up a quote from Jacob Aiden from TunedLoud! Magazine that exactly states how we feel regarding the album.

” Wholesome,enjoyable and uplifting…Suki Rae absolutely knocks it out of the park- you’ll love every single song on her brand new album,”Can’t Stop Now”…the writing is as sweet as the music- I highly recommend this as an innovative and fresh patchwork of creative musical art from a mature,eclectic and confident artist..” Jacob Aiden -TunedLoud! Magazine.

If you’d like to go through your own spiritual awakening and listen to truly beautiful music, check out “Can’t Stop Now” below.