Nowadays artists are being broken many different ways. One of them is by catering to an exclusive and eclectic crowd with an exceptional taste of music first. While this path demands the right kind of artists to bring along creativity, a unique sound, the right image and untouchable songs, Def Jam’s new signing Troi Irons is just that. With her debut EP “Turbulence”, Troi proves that she is a fresh breath of air in today’s music scene. An edgy blend of soulful rock and classic soul music, Troi fills a void that’s been around for a while now. On “Call Me” she teams up with our very own Crada, both wrote the song in a collaborative session in Los Angeles. “Turbulence” is out now on limited edition vinyl and all digital stores.
Jahméne (Douglas) of X-Factor 2012 fame is back with a new album, new team and new sound. Part of the new movement is Starting Lineup’s very own writer and producer Crada who (non-surprisingly!) wrote and produced “Tornado” for and with the british star singer of Swindon decent. The album “Unfathomable Phantasmagora” arrives today through Jahméne’s new label home Moonshot Music Ltd. and can be purchased and streamed everywhere.
A rather unusual combination of talent and artistry turns into an incredible song. We’ve heard this story many times, but it’s a much harder task than one might think. Different approaches, different musical backgrounds and different choices of instruments and production techniques usually need a lot bridge building and compromising. But in this case… German success rock band Jennifer Rostock and Crada knocked a big one out the park that only brings the brightest analogies of “rock meets urban” to mind and “Jenga” is a song that is – much like the game the song title is referring to – balanced out very well and one heck of a thrill. Jennifer Rostock’s album “Genau In Diesem Ton” is out today and we congratulate everyone involved.