Healing Spells brings us his new EP, Past Lives

What do you know about Tokyo Electronica? What do you know about one of this genre’s famed producers? Our guess would be either none to very little. Well, let’s get you to a “a little more than a little”. Hopefully that made sense to you, but if not, the rest of this post will.

Tokyo Electronica producer, Healing Spells, is now finished with his latest project and we couldn’t wait much longer to finally listen to what he’s been hiding for so long. “Past Lives” is the newest EP that he states is the greatest achievement of his so far in his career. “Creating this EP was a way to reconnect with my true self. Somehow, for several years, I had lost touch with what I really enjoyed as an artist, and I looked into my soul to recover lost emotions. Past Lives is a reference to my previous travels, where I had several occasions to be in awe with the world. This time in my life felt distant as if in past lives, however I knew there was still a connection. Past Lives is about finding that connection again.”


We find his statement beautiful because he found the thing that he lost in his past to love what was once the center of his life. It’s so relatable to many of our lives because we constant search for that same feeling that we once had, the one that made us truly happy. Why else do you find people always referring to the good ol’days. Of course, we can never go back in time and relive those days, but why can’t we get as close to that feeling as before. From the enigmatic vibes of “Levitate” to the enchanting trance that “Sleep Paralysis” is able to get you to feel. Past Lives brings new meaning to the word Electronica because it’s a state of mind, it’s a connection to the past that once brought you joy and happiness.


Follow Healing Spells as he takes you on his journey of rediscovery and shares with you his tools to allow you to go on your own journey. Listen to his EP, “Past Lives” now.




Luca Bash unveils his new LP, “Keys of Mine”

Luca Bash finds himself on another album that will be highly recognized as his last album, CMYK. Luca Bash has just released “Keys of Mine” on Spotify and it is already catching traction. A little bit of a backstory on Luca for those of you who may not know. He began studying music in the early 90’s but he admits that he didn’t have the courage to write his own music until 1999. In 2006, he found himself participating in the International Festival of Songs in Piombino, Italy where he won the award for best interpretation. At this festival is where Luca felt a connection; a strong connection with one audience member that he still uses it to motivate and inspire him to this day.


In 2014, his newest and most successful project began, CMYK. These are four major EP’s that put him on the map. Luca plans to take his new international success to new heights with “Keys of MIne”. This is a self-produced album that is dedicated to his friends and family that have enhanced his art. Paying homage to the people who have inspired and continue to inspire him to be the best he can be. “Keys of Mine” takes us through the work that he is constantly putting in to be more creative, be more interpretative, and just be a natural musician that people can connect with.


Listen now on Spotify and see if you can feel the strong connections that Luca Bash tries to put out in “Keys of Mine”.

Andy Michaels takes us through melodic scenery with his album, “Revisited”

Let’s get to know Andy Michaels before we get to know his music. You may be asking yourself, “Why do I even care who Andy Michaels is? We believe you’re asking yourself the wrong question. Instead, take this as an opportunity for a new beginning, to fall in love again. We may be spinning this way beyond where you thought it could be taken..and we like it. Andy Michaels releases his new album, “Revisited”, which is ironic because how can you revisit something that you’ve never known. Andy Michaels has something that really connects with us instantaneously, he has that effect.


Andy has played the guitar since a car accident left him temporarily incapacitated at 20 years old. He’s performed his poems growing up and has been published by the International Library of Poetry, USA. He’s turned his passion for writing into music that sounds like Coldplay, R.E.M., and The Script. All three being well-known bands that he’s looked up to. This is why “Revisited” is so important. “Revisited” uses Andy’s unique voice that gives passion and vitality to his song for added impact. Each track is reminiscent of past music that we’ve all fell in love with from other bands. It’s a journey through time that has not yet existed, has not yet happened. It’s a time in space that brings you back and brings you forward.


Revisited is an emotive trek through thirteen tracks based in adult-contemporary and melded with a mix of pop, rock, and soul.  Listen to each story in “Revisited” and live through the times you loved and will continue loving.

Scenic Route to Alaska release “How It Feels” to tease their new album, Tough Luck

Scenic Route to Alaska reached out to us to check out their newest single before the release of their album, Tough Luck, on March 9th. They want to do us one better, they’re releasing the album in time to promote their show out here in Los Angeles at the Hotel Cafe. You can better believe we’re going to be out there and who knows, we may have an interview in the works to get to know the artists even better. Here’s a quip from Scenic Route to Alaska on their latest track and album.

“How It Feels is an impulsive indie rock song about the challenge of finding love, or even a relationship for that matter, while being caught up in the hustle and bustle of touring and life on the road. The song was written after getting home (the same night) from a European tour where the band played 13 shows in 14 days across four countries.

Along with the single, we filmed a crazy wrestling music video! We assembled our dream team of Mike Robertson and Cory Johnn to do the directing/filming and had the expertise of Massive Damage to train us/act/beat us up.”

We’re excited to show you what “How It Feels” can make actually make you feel. Bring all those feel on March 30th at the Hotel Cafe and check them out. If you happen to see us at the Hotel Cafe, be sure to say hello and chill.

DYLYN warns us about girls like her with “Wolf”

Don’t cry wolf, unless it’s DYLYN’s new track. She clearly states in her chorus that girls like her should come with a warning, which can only lead us to believe one thing, we want to definitely be with her because we just don’t know what’s going to happen next. We won’t run the other way, we run and stay near the wildfire because it can spread like what? Wildfire. This is our forewarning to all of those who are about to embark on a trail of no return. This is the taste of thrill we long for. DYLYN is the next pop artist who is going to give you exactly what you want without you knowing it.

Here’s an excerpt straight from DYLYN: This song was the aftermath of a shitty breakup and my family divide. It was as if the universe was telling me to rebel and revert to autopilot. Shutting my feelings off for a little while was a much easier way to live – misery loves a hot guy.

Don’t you want to know how it all plays out? Listen to DYLYN’s “Wolf” and the let the trail of thrills begin.

Steve Benjamin takes us through “Manhood”

We see Steven Benjamin get really deep with a topic that isn’t really spoken about. Men and women try to have this talk with their young boys so that they knew the life of a real man. “Manhood” speaks about the young tribulations that every single boy goes through. He takes us through his own tribulations and get real with all of us who wants to listen. Let’s get into it.

The Canadian Downtempo-Pop artist reminds of an unconventional symbiosis of Chet Faker and Josef Salvatcombining elements of Pop, Folk, Indie and Urban in his sound. The new single from the EP of the same name ‘Manhood’ describes the conflict between pride and self-doubts and draws a paradoxon between outer and inner image of the protagonist. ‘Manhood’, as second single of Benjamin’s new EP, follows up his first single from December ‘Still In Love With You’.  The corresponding music video portraits that discord through an aesthetic masquerade. The premiere of the video was on prestigious The Revue and Popmani.

Oh Geronimo gives us “Mountains”

Let’s talk about Oh Geronimo and the release of their new album, “The Sled”. What you should pop in the speakers first is “Mountains”.

We want you to hear it straight from the horses’ mouth. We want you to feel really in touch with not only the music but with the artists themselves. What better way to fully appreciate the music than seeing what the artists went through to put things together.

“Mountains” is a song about wholeheartedly pursuing your passions, while straddling the fragile line between ambition and humility. Everybody wants to be successful, and sometimes we go to great lengths to achieve the success that we so desperately desire. However, it’s important to remember to keep our egos in check. We must be kind to each other and to ourselves. It’s easy to let your goals and aspirations consume you to the point where it brings you and everyone else around you down. “Mountains” is about never giving up, whilst withstanding the pressure to compromise who we are in order to be successful.

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Amaris releases new EDM album, “Neon Colors”

Dutch producer, singer, author, and actress Amaris just released her new album last year and it’s just now picking up steam. Her new album, Neon Colors, has the allure of art, music, and flash. It’s an EDM mix that is now available on Spotify to all those that want the flash at their fingertips. Let’s dive in to who Amaris is for a second.

Amaris was trained at drama school and at Stage& Musical School in Frankfurt, Germany, where she graduated in drama, dance and classical singing. She debuted as an actress in theatre in 2011, and since appeared on stage in several plays, like Jake’s Women by Neil Simon. After Drama School, she decided to study Finance Management and Business Law.

Now, what does this tell us? That a pendulum swing is a great metaphor for who and what we are. We are constantly swinging back and forth to what we think we want, but what is it really what we’re working for. Do we continue doing the things that we know will provide a “good living”, or do we continue onto the path that our passion tells us continue striving for because it’s what we truly want. Well, many of us our on the swing where we have to juggle the choices of what we want, and what we need. It’s a constant battle but Amaris tells us that it’s possible to do both with passion for both. Tell us this: why isn’t it possible to have a passion for the stuff we want and need.

Neon Colors is a full-on Electronic wave of synths, soft vocals, flavorful drums, and intricate patterns to satisfy the tongue of musical taste. Just listen to “Deep Into Space” or “Critical Orbit” and you can feel her speaking to you. She speaks volumes through her voice and through her sound. “Lonely Fighter” and “Though Love” are the two tracks that show off her ability to write. Get this; Amaris is also a passionate writer. In 2017, her sci-fi novel The Chariots of Orion 1: The Request was released. This isn’t about being gifted with multiple talents. This is about chasing the feeling inside of you and putting your thoughts and your heart into action and letting it take you to the paths it chooses. 

Listen to Amaris and her new track, Neon Colors and let it take you to new heights that you haven’t thought of yet.


Sam Fischer lays it all out with a “Smoke”

Now that weed is legalized in California, of course we had to put up Sam Fischer’s “Smoke” and it brings out a whole different side of him that we wouldn’t have expected. We hope he makes more of this and lets himself be truly seen. We really set ourselves to be closer to one another when we finally let ourselves be vulnerable because we see that we all are not too different and can relate to many of the same things we go through. Here, we say, have a smoke and let yourself be seen by those around you and find out what it really means to be close to someone.

Sam Fischer first burst onto the scene in 2016 with the release of his debut single Lean” which premiered with Stereogum and has garnered over 300,000 streams. Earlier this year, he featured on Opia’s “Secrets,” amassing over 1 million streams. “Smoke” is the third single off of the four-track EP coming next week. Previously, Fischer released “Same Friends” with Billboard alongside its accompanying video, as well as “Getting Older,” which was selected for Spotify’s New Music Friday and premiered with NYLON.

Israeli artist GaBso has new music clip video for “Where I’ll Put My Shoes”

Vintage – it’s where the people go to be cool without trying to be cool. Regardless, it’s a dope look and feel if it’s executed properly. We have GaBso executing it without looking like he’s only about the vintage; it adds edge to the music. The feeling of nostalgia and the feeling of wholeheartedness was our first initial reaction when we caught a glimpse of the music clip video for “Where I’ll Put My Shoes”. We sat and really looked at why he went for the vintage feel when putting together this clip video. These are our thoughts.

“Where I’ll Put My Shoes” has a couple of lines that really go aligned with the feeling he’s trying to portray. “They don’t want to figure, they don’t want to find, the life beneath the life”. This is one we pulled from the lyrics to expand to what it means to us. When you look at old memories and think back to how you felt at the moment, you try to recapture the moment. The moment will be gone but the memory lives forever. The beauty of looking back is that we can always study and look beneath what we initially thought was there. The lyrics are telling you that you may not want to find what’s beneath because you’re closed off with just thinking of that moment. Dive beneath and see what deeper meaning you find. Follow along GaBso’s clip video for “Where I’ll Put My Shoes” and see where it takes you.

Blakely is back in time for the holidays with “Holiday Vinyl”

There’s a start to the New Year, but let’s take some time reflecting on the past year and the holidays. The year has been excellent for We Sound Strange and Blakely that we find ourselves crossing paths in the New Year. As for the holidays, well, holidays have a mind of their own to scatter our brains. We want to start you off with a simple question.

What do the holidays mean to you? Well, for Blakely, it means being soaked in boozed, drowned in snow, and purring out her vocals for all those who want some holiday cheer. Blakeley’s “Holiday Vinyl” is the Christmas song that reminds everyone of a little place called home; the sweet silent night that turns your home into a Winter Wonderland. Now, of course we say this with a sense of vague interpretation because we each have our own Winter Wonderland that we like to dream about. For Blakely, it comes after downing a half cup of Jack Daniels and being able to sing her lungs out with the Christmas spirit. The song sparks a beautiful tension between the immaculate city adorned with ornaments, and a private loneliness that vacillates between love, neediness, and alcohol drenched desire. The song’s slow, languid guitar and Blakeley’s sonorous voice bring us the only authentic holiday song of 2017.

Just like the movie, “Bad Santa”, it showed us the other side of Christmas that ends up being just like everyone else’s Christmas, with a slight twist. Blakely allows us to enter in her very own Winter Wonderland to show the world that Christmas is not just a one-size-fits-all ordeal that everyone should follow. No; Christmas, just like any general quote or movie states, is within you. Surround yourself with your own Christmas cheer. Listen to Blakely’s “Holiday Vinyl” and dream your Winter Wonderland however way you want to.

After all this, what do you say to the New Year? No one has the correct answer, all they have is the day ahead and how they plan to seize it. Seize the day!

A true visionary: Elena Andujar releases “Flamenco In Time”

It’s difficult to say when you’ve found a true artist, a true visionary who speaks their mind through their work, their creativity, and their heart. Let the hearts unite in igniting the flames of “Flamenco In Time”. It’s truly something we haven’t heard before; unique in a way that sounds familiar yet new. Are you ready for the big reveal? We damn well know you’re ready, we just love asking rhetorical questions. Here is Elena Andujar allowing us to dive deep into the realms of her newest release, “Flamenco In Time”This disc introduces the young talent of percussionist, singer and song writer, Antonio Andujar, as a professional musician. This release also debuts MyMy Lady G, aka House vocalist, composer and poet, Mady “Pepper” Gomez, as Producer and Director. This can only allow us to the conclusion of true creativity; where mind meets reality and imagination at the same time. 

Flamenco is endangered music. This release brings flamenco elements into the world of dance music complete with jamming house-style club mixes. Two words colliding but for the greater good, to restore the elements of what makes both genres unique and different. To find a coherent space in time to recognize the potential of the fusion. Elena Andujar has always been an artist ahead of her time as she builds on her roots and continues to create, rap, and sing from her flamenco heart. By bringing flamenco framed music to today’s people, she keeps traditional flamenco alive as well. Help keep this new genre mix alive by playing it and sharing it with anyone who would appreciate such time and devotion to creating a sound that’s soothing and blissful.