Monday, October 31

Jango Airplay Top 10



Here are the Top 10 Airplay bands for the week ending October 30th. Check them out and show your support in the comment section.

#1: Hugo Kant
Hugo Kant is a producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist from Marseille, France. After many years playing in bands he started his first solo project in 2010, a mix of downtempo, nu jazz, trip hop and acoustic music.

Click to hear Hugo Kant:
 The Chord Cracker
#2: O'Shea
Australian by way of Nashville duo O'Shea features wife Jay's country-soul voice blending perfectly with husband Mark's country-rock sensibilities. They were recently featured on CMT's Can You Duet.

Click to hear O'Shea:
 Everyday Is A Good Day
#3: Warriors Of God
Hip-hop duo & youth ministers Warriors Of God (W.O.G.) focus on making energetic, uplifting music designed to inspire.

Click to hear Warriors Of God:
 Suit Up
#4: Fred Gulliver
Fred Gulliver creates music as a multi-instrumental compositor, bringing inspiration from classical music and the blues to his own brand of guitar rock.

Click to hear Fred Gulliver:
 Woodn Magick & Joe In My Head
#5: Griz
Alabama rapper Griz paints vivid pictures with his voice & lyrics, and brings them to life with his determination. He recently released an EP, "I Told Y'all," on 4E Entertainment.

Click to hear Griz:
 Cool Aid
#6: Phil Casagrande

Phil Casagrande is a smooth jazz pianist & composer. His music "isn't about listening to spoken words but rather music that makes your body move to the beat while it speaks to your heart."

Click to hear Phil Casagrande:
 Nadia's Theme
#7: Valtari
A solo project that rose from the ashes of metal band Kania, Valtari is drummer & songwriter Martyn Warren making melodic death metal the way it should be.

Click to hear Valtari:
 Inside My Darkness
#8: The Avant-Garde Metallic Orchestra
Minnesota's Avant-Garde Metallic Orchestra plays sophisticated metal instrumentals with a heavy symphony-orchestral backup. Their compositions are a fertile blend of building momentum and grand moments.

Click to hear The Avant-Garde Metallic Orchestra:
 The Trooper
#9: One Inity
One Inity has been denting the underground reggae scene on Maui for eight years now. About their work the band says "Music is an emotional art... If we can invoke feeling in people, then the art lives on."

Click to hear One Inity:
 Inity
#10: Amanda-Thecla Clarissa Jordan
Amanda-Thecla Clarissa Jordan is a young country-pop singer & guitarist. Last year she co-wrote and recorded the song "Don't Turn Me Away" at just 14 years old.

Click to hear Amanda-Thecla Clarissa Jordan:
 Don't Turn Me Away

Tuesday, October 25

Promote Your Halloween Music And Win


Halloween is just around the corner and we know a lot of you have some great music to promote over the holidays. We're very excited to hear what you guys have in store, so over the next few days we're gonna let you post your best Halloween-themed tracks in the comment section below.
 
The 5 best songs will win an exclusive promotion package:
  • 1,000 play credits each
  • Your music featured in our Halloween themed stations
  • You'll be featured in our weekly newsletter and on our Facebook page
To join the contest just add a link to your profile on Jango, along with the name of the song you're promoting under our Halloween theme. We'll take submissions until Sunday, October 30th and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 1st.

Thank you all for supporting Airplay and we hope you have a great Halloween weekend!

Monday, October 24

Jango Airplay Top 10


Here are the Top 10 Airplay bands for the week ending October 23rd. Lots of new faces in this lineup - it's great to see that there is so much talent out there. Check them out and support them with your feedback in the comment section.


#1: Sydnee B.
From Racine to Milwaukee, WI rapper Sydnee B. has been making his presence known in the underground rap world. He recently established his own independent label - Tippy Top Entertainment.

Click to hear Sydnee B.:
 Live L.I.F.E. (Like It's Friday Everyday)
#2: Simon Gardner
Instrumental rock guitarist Simon Gardner's passion is apparent the moment you hear him. "Anything to do with mood, sound, texture and imagination pushes me forward. I love the challenge of taking people out of their own worlds."

Click to hear Simon Gardner:
 Lament
#3: Ambition
Born & raised on the streets of Newark, NJ, Ambition always hustled, whether it was selling CDs or anything else. Now that work is starting to pay off, with 15,000 copies of his last mixtape sold and a highly-anticipated studio album coming soon.

Click to hear Ambition:
 I'm A Be Me
#4: JC.B
Swiss electronica artist JC.B blurs pop, dance and new age into a fine, swirling mass. Sonics appear & disappear with practiced skill, neatly moving the listener forward and contributing ambience.

Click to hear JC.B:
 Aquadomus
#5: Daniella Alcarpe
Daniella Alcarpe is a Brazilian singer offering true Brazilian music - a mix of traditional instruments like bandolim, cavaquinho & cuíca with guitars, sax, flute and keyboard.

Click to hear Daniella Alcarpe:
 Sorte No Jogo
#6: Alex Tiuniaev
Alex Tiuniaev is a composer, producer and performer from Moscow. Having released his debut on renowned UK indie Cold Spring Records, Alex is now working on a variety of projects, including collaborations with rock & electronic musicians from around the globe.

Click to hear Alex Tiuniaev:
 Treedreams (Part 1)
#7: Aron Seals
Aron Seals is a rock/fusion guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. His music is heavily influenced by film scoring, and makes use of midi guitar to play various stings sounds while accompanying the solo guitar.

Click to hear Aron Seals:
 Midnight Fable
#8: Jason Ehleben
Singer-songwriter Jason Ehleben began playing piano at the age of 5, and guitar followed soon after. He recently released "Wake," his first full-length, instrumental album featuring an organic blend of film score & bluegrass influences.

Click to hear Jason Ehleben:
 Wake
#9: Mitsuko Ito
Mitsuko Ito has studied violin in Kyoto, London and Paris. Having performed in a variety of concert settings, she recently began composing her own material. "Raindrops' Waltz" is her first piece, inspired by a leak in the roof of her flat.

Click to hear Mitsuko Ito:
 Raindrops' Waltz
#10: Terri Geisel
Terri Geisel is a pianist/songwriter who plays spiritual new age compositions. "Healing qualities flow from this ethereal, heavenly music, relieving your stress and bringing peace & positive change to your atmosphere."

Click to hear Terri Geisel:
 Holy Raindrops Fall

Tuesday, October 18

Band of The Month - Hugo Kant


This month's artist hails from Marseille, France and he's been a constant feature in our top 10 chart for weeks - at the moment he's #1 on the chart. The man behind the success goes by the alias Hugo Kant and here is his interview, enjoy!

Describe Hugo Kant's sound in one sentence?
A refreshing and soulful mix of nujazz/triphop and acoustic music.

When did you start doing music as Hugo Kant and where?
The project started in Marseille, France where last year on june 2010 i decided to begin to release my work as Hugo Kant, but the musical project itself started long before that. I've always been recording some tracks alongside the other projects i was working on, but never really took the time to take it further. 

Name three people who have influenced your music, and tell us why? Living or dead.
I have listened a lot to the Beatles when i was young at first. I think they made a great impression on my overall musical taste, even today. More recently, Amon Tobin and Bonobo for example are artists i really like for their sound. But i could name many others as important as those ones !

How do you connect with fans and get them involved in your music?
Mainly through social/musical sites like soundcloud, facebook, last.fm, jango, mixcloud...
I like to check my fans profiles to see if i can know more of what they like and discover new artists.

What do you like the most about Jango Airplay?
Jango Airplay is one of my best way to get my music listened to and liked ! 
There's a lot of feedback from the users and most of them subscribe to the mailing list or like on Facebook. All the links to my other sites makes it easy for them to find out more if they want to.

Is there any recent project you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it.
My latest project is my debut album "I don't want to be an emperor" released on June 2011 by Bellring.




More recently i have been doing a few remixes and a featuring on track by the french trip-hop band Screenatorium. You should see coming all this in the next few months, stay tuned !

Are you playing live and do you have any shows coming up soon?
Yes we are currently working on the live set and the first show will be on october 28 in Paris.

October 28 : Paris, France / L'international - Festival Perstronica
November 19 : Venelles, France / Comparses et Sons
December 1 : Bratislava, Slovakia / Le Batelier
December 2 : Topolcany, Slovakia /  Nástupište 1-12


More shows to come soon and a tour for spring 2012 is being planned. Stay tuned here : http://hugokant.com/events


There you have it! Many thanks to Hugo Kant for letting us interview him and for being part of Jango Airplay. And thanks to all of you for tuning into the blog and being Airplayers. Next month we'll have another band lined up for you.

/The Jango Airplay Team

Jango Airplay Top 10


Here are the top 10 Airplay bands for the week ending October 16th. Check them out and show your support in the comment section.

#1: Hugo Kant
Hugo Kant is a producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist from Marseille, France. After many years playing in bands he started his first solo project in 2010, a mix of downtempo, nu jazz, trip hop and acoustic music.

Click to hear Hugo Kant:
 The Chord Cracker
#2: Gerunimo
Gerunimo, born Tommie Simms, was raised on the westside of Chicago, and started rapping in 2002 with rap group Mystery Records. He has released a dozen mixtapes since then.

Click to hear Gerunimo:
 100
#3: Anthem
Sharp and sophisticated, 25-year old emcee Anthem is a product of the aggressive, fast-paced culture of New York City. Anthem traded in a career on Wall St for one on the mic, and is now Amoeba Music Group's marquee artist.

Click to hear Anthem:
 God Of Joy
#4: Lost Dog Found
Lost Dog Found is an eight piece mini-big band that has taken the elements of jump blues, swing and rockabilly, and created a thumping, swinging sound distinctly their own.

Click to hear Lost Dog Found:
 Pop That Cap
#5: With These We Seize
With These We Seize is an alternative rock quartet from Seattle, Washington. After a little more than a year together, they're writing better music, playing more shows, and recording a proper studio album.

Click to hear With These We Seize:
 West Coast Is The Best Coast
#6: Sixty Miles Down
Hard-hitting & heavy, yet melodic, New Jersey's Sixty Miles Down grinds out gritty anthems pulled from the darker side of the soul. After 12 years of evolution, the quartet has lately been building on buzz around acclaimed releases "Sink Or Swim" and "A New Skin."

Click to hear Sixty Miles Down:
 Dead Weight
#7: Aron Seals
Aron Seals is a rock/fusion guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. His music is heavily influenced by film scoring, and makes use of midi guitar to play various stings sounds while accompanying the solo guitar.

Click to hear Aron Seals:
 Fearless
#8: Snake Dove
Snake Dove is a producer and remixer currently based in Houston, TX. Delighting in the blur of technical & musical, he's released a variety original & remixed tracks.

Click to hear Snake Dove:
 Desert Snow
#9: INGI
Icelandic songwriter Ingi was born a creative child, singing before he could talk. Financed by 30-day shifts on a trawler in the North Atlantic, his debut album was recorded by a Grammy-winning producer, and is set to be released this year

Click to hear Ingi:
 You Little Fruitcake
#10: Bill Wren & Frank Ralls
Bill and Frank began working together in 2007 on Bill's debut album, One Day In A Life, which went to number 1 on new age radio stations across the US. Since then they have embarked on a new project, Journey Around The Sun: A Mayan Odyssey, which was released this past August.

Click to hear Bill Wren & Frank Ralls:
 Mayan Prophecy