Entries by Musicians And Melody

LUKE CHRISTOPHER

By David Jeffries, AllMusic American rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter Luke Christopher worked behind the scenes with Usher and John Legend before embarking on a solo career with a series of mixtapes. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Christopher started experimenting with songwriting and production as a teenager. He made his debut in 2012 with […]

SEE KURT VILE, COURTNEY BARNETT’S DEADPAN ‘OVER EVERYTHING’ VIDEO

By Ryan Reed, RollingStone Indie rockers detail album, tour dates for collaborative ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ LP, out in October Kurt Vile and Courtney released “Over Everything,” the steady new single from their collaborative LP, Lotta Sea Lice, out October 13th via Matador. In the black-and-white clip, the indie rockers sing straight into the camera while strumming […]

DECLAN MCKENNA

By Billboard British indie singer/songwriter Declan McKenna first emerged in 2014 with the shimmering, politically charged single “Brazil.” The teenaged Hertfordshire native only had a handful of self-released tracks to his name, having uploaded them to his Bandcamp page. With an attitude recalling the Libertines and Jamie T., McKenna blended bright indie pop with textural […]

MISSIO

By Matt Collar, AllMusic Austin, Texas’ MISSIO is an electronic-duo known for their dark, emotive pop. Formed in 2014, MISSIO features singer/songwriter Matthew Brue and producer/instrumentalist David Butler. Initially, the project began as an outlet for Brue’s solo material. However, after he invited Butler to collaborate on a few songs, they decided to move forward […]

SUDAN ARCHIVES

By Stones Throw Violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music. Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she “messed around with instruments in the […]

SHELLY FAIRCHILD

By Billboard Born and raised in the small town of Clinton, MS, Shelly Fairchild grew up in a musical family where everyone sang. After receiving her first guitar at the age of six, her aspiration to be a country singer was set. Soon she was singing at school music events, community functions, and state fairs, […]

SEE KHALID GET CROWNED PROM KING IN ‘YOUNG DUMB & BROKE’ VIDEO

By Elias Leight, RollingStone Wayne Brady, Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei cameo in latest ‘American Teen’ clip Khalid heads back to high school in the new clip for “Young Dumb & Broke.” The video includes cameos from several actors famous for high school-related roles, including Dennis Haskins (Saved By The Bell) and Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s […]

SAN HOLO

By Liam Martin, AllMusic Dutch bass producer Sander van Dijck (aka San Holo) blurs the line between EDM genres in the pursuit of creative freedom. Originally, Holo had intended to be in a band, but the constant frustration of relying on others pushed him to explore a more solitary approach. Music production led him to […]

MALUMA

By Thom Jurek, AllMusic Maluma is the pseudonym for Juan Luis Londono Arias, a Colombian reggaeton singer known for a sweet tenor voice and streetwise yet romantic delivery. He gained his initial fame as a teenager. He originally pursued football as a vocation, and was gifted enough to attract the notice of the media in […]

DAVID MYLES

By Maple Music Like his trademark suit, David Myles’ music is timeless. Regardless of quickly passing trends and fads, it will persevere. From soulful, contemporary pop crooners to delicate, jazzy folk ditties, and down-home, back porch roots tunes to infectious hip-hop earworms, David’s only artistic constants are his always growing, shape shifting songwriting, and his […]