May 2019 Issue 58 features interviews with experimental artists Astronata, rising house & techno DJ Jay Price and ambitious pop singer Paytra.

May 2019 Issue 58 features interviews with experimental artists Astronata, rising house & techno DJ Jay Price and ambitious pop singer Paytra.


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Be your true self

without limits

- Paytra

A u d i a t i o n M a g a z i n e i s a g l o b a l m o n t h l y m u s i c p u b l i c a t i o n

w h i c h i s f r e e t o r e a d o n l i n e a n d a v a i l a b l e f o r o n d e m a n d

p r i n t p u r c h a s e s . W e f e a t u r e a l l s t y l e s o f m u s i c a n d v a r i o u s

l a n g u a g e s i n t h e m a g a z i n e , e a c h p i e c e i s a n e x p r e s s i o n o f

w h a t o u r w r i t e r s a n d f e a t u r e d a r t i s t s w i s h t o s h o w . W e d o

n o t h a v e s e t r u l e s a n d a l l o w t h e w o r d s t o c o m e n a t u r a l l y

w i t h f e w e d i t s . A r t i c l e s a r e n o t c o n s t r a i n e d t o s i m p l y m u s i c

- w e l i k e t o b e b r o a d i n t h e w a y w e e x p r e s s o u r p a s s i o n a n d

i n c l u d e a v a r i e t y o f t o p i c s i n c l u d i n g p o e t r y , f a s h i o n a n d

l i f e s t y l e . E a c h c h o s e n t o p i c w i l l r e fl e c t t h e t h o u g h t s o f t h e

w r i t e r a n d r e v o l v e a r o u n d m u s i c i n s o m e w a y . T h e

m a g a z i n e i s f r e e t o r e a d a s w e u n d e r s t a n d t h e d i ffi c u l t y i n

w h i c h c r e a t i v e i n d i v i d u a l s f a c e w h e n t r y i n g t o g o f a r , t h u s

w e w a n t t o h e l p t h e i r t a l e n t s r e a c h a s m u c h o f t h e w o r l d a s

p o s s i b l e . W e h a v e w o n d e r f u l p a r t n e r s , V i n y l F o r A C a u s e

b r i n g t o g e t h e r t h e i r f a v o u r i t e m u s i c i a n s w i t h a p e r c e n t a g e

o f p r o c e e d s g o i n g t o c h a r i t y , a n d , R i g h t C h o r d M u s i c w h o

h e l p t o p r o m o t e a n d d e v e l o p i n t e r e s t i n g i n d e p e n d e n t

m u s i c i a n s .

W e w i s h t o i n s p i r e m i n d s , e x p r e s s c r e a t i v i t y a n d r a d i a t e

o p t i m i s m t o t h e w o r l d t h r o u g h m u s i c .

w w w . A u d i a t i o n M a g a z i n e . c o m

"Music is much more than

sound. Music can be a

comforter, party maker,

career path or a way of


Ruby, Editor & Owner

"Music is much more than

sound. Music can be a

comforter, party maker,

career path or a way of


Rokuro, Associate Editor

"The birth of one's child is

the only feeling that

comes close to getting

lost in music."

Cessle, Associate Editor

"Music is a form of art

that reveals a truth in a

world full of mystery."

Sarah, Staff Writer

"No matter what's

happening in life, it's

usually great music will

keep you going."

Malachi, Staff Writer

"Music is life. It's a

universal language that

has no barriers. It unifies

people around the world.

It brings people joy."

Andy, Staff Writer

"Music & love are the

same things really. If kids

grew up with music in

their lives, then their lives

would always be filled

with love."

David, Associate Editor

"The moment you feel

happy about music, that is

the very essence of it.

Being in the vibes and

understanding what music

has for your soul."

Steve, Staff Writer

"Music is the way I see the


Mary, Brand Ambassador

"It's an escape, a relaase, a

chance to write how I feel

and allow other readers to

relate. Music has saved

me many times."

Jessie, Staff Writer

"Music is love, you can

feel it. Music binds people

together, ending war and

bringing peace to the


Ashna, Creative Assistant

"Music is a material

artwork of my dreams that

inspires me to overcome

difficulties of everyday

life. I admire people who

can make it!"

Tamara, Brand Ambassador

"You know you are a

music addict when you

get a natural high when

you hear a tune you love!"

Christina, Vice President

"Music is my Truth.

Techno is my Heart. Love

the mediator that led to a

connected, liberating,

beautiful, surrender to my

inner peace."

Sharm, Staff Writer

Thanks to:


Atlantic Records UK

AWJ Recordings

Cocoon In The Park

In Sessions

Jay Price

Kinesen Records

Ministry Of Sound

Motion Agency

OHM Deep State


Sherwood PR

Slime Recordings

Space Promotions

Strong Blood Music

Ten Letter PR

Vision Music Promotion

Bazzi photography by Badboi

Icons & graphics by










8 Shows Guide

10 Spotlight

12 Astronata

16 Cocoon In The Park

19 SMILE: Paytra

20 Eastern Traditional Healing…

24 Toto

28 Time Up

30 Paytra

34 Ministry Of Sound Spring/


36 Jay Price

40 BeLoved

42 Seth Troxler + Lost Souls Of


43 New Music

60 Events Guide

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Hi Guys & Dolls...

Welcome to our 5th birthday edition! We proudl y c elebr ate 5 ye ars of love,

positivity and music. Thank you all so much for your in credibl e s upport. A

ravishing mirror-reflection of singer Paytra adorns our cover with flourishes of

glitter and ornate decoration. The vivid red tone s ar e m atc hed onto t he b ack

cover. April 13th was Record Store Day and The Mighty Boosh were

announced as ambassadors for this, they gav e u s th e geni us t houg ht th at you

can’t download the lovely smell of a record shop! We’ve had fun celebrating

our birthday too, thanks for all who joined in and you can check out special

features for this inside.

In this issue: We shine the spotlight on Lil Di cky ’s Eart h song r eferring to

climate change plus BACARDÍ’s motivational message to Do What Moves

You. We put our emotions into music. Mar y intervi ew s Ukraini an arti sts

Astronata about their new experimental project and experience in the

Eurovision Song Contest. Cessle gives us the lowdown on the final ever Cocoon

In The Park event as well as Ministry Of Sound ’s Spring/S um mer lin e- up.

Music is a healer. Jessie discusses the power of the mind and positivity in life

to heal yourself naturally. I thought it would b e like t he movie s and all my

dreams would come true. I chat with US artist Paytra as she works her way up

the creative sector and aims to inspire young p eople to p urs ue t heir p as sions.

Music connects people. Sharm speaks with U K DJ Ja y Pric e a s h e tour s the

globe and discovers the thriving Techno scene. Cessle steps into the musical

mind of Seth Troxler in Shoreditch and also checks out the brand new trio of

groove-driven bombs by Proudly People. We 've got your event s guid e, s how

listings and music from Trixie Whitley, Bazzi, J am ala, An any a Birl a, The

Irrepressibles and more.

Ruby x

Connect with us:

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R e w i n d 5 y e a r s a g o t o M a y 2 0 1 4 w h e n w e

s h a r e d o u r v e r y fi r s t i s s u e w i t h y o u . . . I t h a d

f e w p a g e s , s h o c k i n g d e s i g n c h o i c e s a n d fl a w s ,

b u t a l o t o f l o v e . W e ' v e d i s c o v e r e d o u r s t y l e ,

a n d l e a r n e d h o w t o e x p r e s s o u r s e l v e s a n d

c r e a t i v e s b e a u t i f u l l y o v e r t h e y e a r s . O u r l o v e

f o r t h e m u s i c a n d p o s i t i v i t y u n i t e s u s a l - :

r e a d e r s a n d w r i t e r s . W e t h a n k e a c h s o u l f o r

y o u r p a r t i n t h i s j o u r n e y .

F o l l o w y o u r h e a r t .

L e t y o u p a s s i o n a n d d r e a m s g u i d e y o u .

# L o v e A u d i a t i o n


London timezone

Radio | Podcast


10am Clara Amfo | Variety - BBC Radio 1

10am Neev | Variety - KISS FM UK

2pm Danny Blaze | House, UK Garage & Club Classics - Flex FM

6pm Relive The Madness | Dance - One World Radio


10am Clara Amfo | Variety - BBC Radio 1

10am Neev | Variety - KISS FM UK

6pm Relive The Madness | Dance - One World Radio

Sister Bliss In Session | House & Dance

A State Of Trance | Trance


10am Clara Amfo | Variety - BBC Radio 1

10am Neev | Variety - KISS FM UK

2pm Danny Blaze | House, UK Garage & Club Classics - Flex FM

6pm Relive The Madness | Dance - One World Radio


10am Clara Amfo | Variety - BBC Radio 1

10am Neev | Variety - KISS FM UK

6pm Jeremy Sylvester | House & UK Garage - Urban Dubz Facebook

6pm Relive The Madness | Dance - One World Radio

Toolroom Radio | House & Dance

Global Warm Up | House & Dance

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10am Neev | Variety - KISS FM UK

11am The Weekend with Adam K & Nervo | Dance - One World Radio

2pm Sam Supplier | House, UK Garage & Bass - Rinse FM

4pm Husky | House - D3EP

7pm Annie Mac | Dance - BBC Radio 1

9pm Pete Tong | Dance - BBC Radio 1

9pm Wideboys | House & UK Garage - KISSTORY

10pm Mike Delinquent | House & UK Garage - KISSTORY

10pm Friday Night Kiss with Steve Smart | Club - KISS FM UK

10pm Capital Weekender with Ministry Of Sound | Club - Capital FM

Trustnobody | House & Techno

Hospital Records | Drum & Bass

Above & Beyond Group Therapy | Trance

Clublife | Club


11am The Weekend with Adam K & Nervo | Dance - One World Radio

6pm The Music Box | House - D3EP

6pm DJ Queen E | Urban - Ontop FM

8pm Saturday Night Kiss with Steve Smart | Club - KISS FM UK

10pm Capital Weekender with Ministry Of Sound | Club - Capital FM

11pm Saturday Night Kiss Fresh with DJ S.K.T | House, Techno &



11am Sunday Recharge | Dance - One World Radio

The Beauty Of Sound | Trance

UKF Podcast | Bass

The Chillout Lounge Mix | Chillout

HeavyBeatsRadio | Club

Clubbing Culture | Club

Monthly Injection Shehzad K ON AIR | Club

Stashed Sessions | House & Techno




With climate change an important topic, Lil

Dicky has put together this musical creation to

highlight the importance of the planet’s

wellbeing with the ‘We Love The Earth’

campaign. The song features a plethora of

artists including Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg,

Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes and John Legend,

all shown as animal characters referring to the

various species of the Earth. It shares the

message of all diversities, together as one,

being kind to each other and the planet we


Do What Moves You

BACARDÍ have recently launched the

motivational campaign together with the

wonderful motto: If it’s a floor, it’s a dance

floor. The spirits brand look into the UK music

industry and find out what moves artists

Giggs, Stefflon Don & Bugzy Malone. These

three are at the forefront of the urban and

underground UK scene which is thriving right

now, they share inspiring words to follow your

dreams and also share their own stories.

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2019 sees the launch of the brand new

experimental artists from Ukraine,

whereby artistic imagery meet a

fascinating dimension of sound. The

duo is comprised of singer/songwriter

Nata Smirina and producer Ilya Misura.

Though this is a new project for the

pair, they both have a long musical

history. Nata is well-known as the

vocalist for pop band Pur:Pur with

which she has represented the country

twice in the Eurovision Song Contest.

In addition, Nata sings in the modern

dance group KOOQLA. Ilya is also a part

of the bass music production identity

Dub Beans from Russia.

Having just released their debut single

‘BeLoved’, Astronata talk to us about

their project…

Tell us about yourself and your musical


Nata: I’m a singer and songwriter

without any musical education. I’ve

learned singing all by myself surfing the

internet and digging different lessons

and video schools. For me music is the

way of understanding things and

communicating with the outer world,

and first of all I appreciate honesty and

straightforwardness in it. This approach

brought me to performing my own

songs on stage in 2008. Since then I

can’t imagine myself without singing

and writing.

Ilya: I’ve been performing as a keyboard

player and producing music since 2007.

I’ve started with rock music, as it usually

happened with guys of that time, but

later I’ve become interested in Dark

Electro, and it was my first step into the

limitless world of electronic music. I’ve

been producing Hardcore, Dub, Nu

Disco, Tropical Bass for many years. Now

I’ve concentrated all my experience in

bass music that allows me to mix down

everything I have in my head into

something original and interesting, but

still powerful and uplifting.

You have a very distinctive voice. It may

not be true, but I hear some folk

embellishments in it. What bands,

singers, influenced you?

Nata: Thanks. I grew up on the

perfectness and soulful singing of Ella

Fitzgerald. A bit later I met the diabolic

sadness of Janis Joplin’s voice. Then

there was Norah Jones’ tenderness and,

thanks to the internet, I’ve discovered

many other singers who inspired me to

self-knowledge and experiments. But

the main thing - honesty and message

was always the key for me. I think that

only truly opened hearts can open other

people’s hearts.

Your debut single “BeLoved” is out

now, let us know the inspirations

behind this song.

Nata: This track has a beautiful story of

creation. Ilya rarely shared his feelings

and emotions with anyone – he put

everything into his music. We began to

chat in February 2018 when Ilya

suggested my collaboration on his track,

and in June we totally realized that we

could not live without each

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other. Each of us had our own

relationships, and we couldn’t imagine

what to do with all this love... it seemed

to us very inappropriate. We haven’t

even met in real life. So Ilya put all his

feelings into music and sent the first

version to me. His message was so

powerful so I wrote a vocal part that

perfectly merged with the music. This

track didn’t fit for either Pur:Pur or Dub

Beans, that’s why Ilya decided to give it

to me for my solo project. As an answer

I proposed him to make Astronata

together... He said yes :)

There are some interesting things

going on in the track musically. Ilya,

tell us where did you get the ideas for

this particular song?

Ilya: This track has been started while I

was jamming in my studio. Sometimes

I just play some improvisations on

piano – it’s the easiest way to put down

my emotions into music, because I’ve

been playing piano since I was 4. The

main piece of this song that you can hear

at the beginning is just a short part of

such an improvisation. Later I’ve

decided to mix this familiar thing with

something new for me, and Juke/

Footwork music was the first that came

to my mind. A month before I wrote the

first version of BeLoved, I finished my

first Footwork EP for my project Dub

Beans, and was still very impressed by

this important moment of my life. This

experience helped me to concentrate

on musical and emotional flow instead

of technical issues of the style. That’s

why I’ve reached miscellaneous and

rich sound with minimal amount of


You are also a team member of

Ukrainian band called Pur:Pur. As I

know you wrote most of the lyrics for

the Pur:Pur band. What about your solo

project Astronata? Was it you who

wrote lyrics for “Beloved”?

Nata: That’s true. I don’t sing any lyrics

not written by me. And I wrote lyrics for

KOOQLA - another project I took part in

with TYOMA. Also I write for movies and

cartoons... And of course I write all the

Astronata texts. I love singing about

myself, telling my own story without

twisting the truth, straight from the

heart. In Pur:Pur I write in three

languages: English, Russian and

Ukrainian. The music and songs are

rather soft and romantic there. In

Astronata we have very strong

emotional messages, naked feelings,

it’s all about us and is very personal. It’s

only in English by this moment, but I

thought it would’ve been cool to write

something also in Ukrainian. I’ve never

heard good examples of immersing this

language into a bass music.

I know you took part in Eurovision

National Final 2018 with Pur:Pur. Tell

us about your experience and your

thoughts regarding the refusal of

Ukraine to participate in Eurovision

Song Contest 2019.

Nata: It’s an interesting experience. In

Ukraine most of musicians who

participate in this contest take it as a

promo platform for their new tracks and

have no interest in winning at all. Some

of them even hope to lose! It’s like a

huge underground television live

festival where you can meet big

Ukrainian stars or completely newborn

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projects. It’s a shame that MARUV wasn’t

allowed to represent our country. I

know Anya personally, she is from

Kharkiv like me btw, and I believe she’d

be very successful if she attended. But

there were very strange claims from

National Social Broadcasting Company

of Ukraine laid to her and she was forced

to refuse.

As to Ukraine’s refusal to participate in

EV contest at all, I think it was one more

chance to remind the world that there’s

a war taking place on our territory and

to draw attention to how fragile peace


We were afraid of our feelings.

But we’re not anymore.

Asya Tumasyan and motion artist

Matthew Hunter. Matthew is working on

3D-animated video for “BeLoved”, and

soon we’ll be happy to present it.

Relationship with Asya is much more

complicated. She’s shooting a music

video for our next single “Pain”, and

we’re making a soundtrack for her

movie, and we hope we’ll be able to

release this soundtrack as an EP. But

we’re not planning to stay in web only

- we have a lot of ideas for live shows,

and we’ve already started to realise

them. Both of us have big experiences

in performing lives, so we’re passionate

about it and going to complete the

beauty of our music with visual and

artistic elements.




Don’t be afraid of love.

Don’t be afraid to do the first


Don’t refuse your true self.

Sometimes all we have to do is


What are your future plans for

Astronata? Shall we expect new

releases and music videos?

Ilya: Now we’re collaborating with very

talented people: director and clipmaker






As they say, all good things must come to an end… but, even the

most hardcore realist would take this announcement and wish it

were not true. For after 11 glorious years the hills of Temple

Newsam, Leeds for one very last time will play host to Cocoon In

The Park.

This particular part of Yorkshire will be left with memories that’d

leave one lost in their reveries. Who can forget mind-blowing sets

from industry heavyweights such as Adam Beyer, Richy Ahmed &

Joseph Capriati in 2017 or the first CITP in 2008 when Sven Vath

kicked the affair off with Luciano, Steve Bug & Adam Shelton. 2015

was the year that Chilean maestro Ricardo Villalobos, after Carl

Cox musically lit the sky on fire, went b2b with Sven Vath and

decided to p**** off the whole crowd and play the same song for

15 minutes. Somewhat synonymous in the UK for its iconic format

of one day, one night and one stage, CITP will be guaranteed to pull

out all the stops to commemorate the occasion.


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The very last CITP will see first time appearances from superstar

of the moment Peggy Gou and Fuse stalwart Rich NXT. As Fuse has

always been a part of this, it was only right to have Fuse label boss

Enzo Siragusa join the party. Prime time northern soul Patrick

Topping has been whopping the ball home in most continents and

he’ll be joined on the line up by another returning joy in Edible

Eats boss Eats Everything. Drumcode Records artist Alan Fitzpatrick

will bring his luminous sound to the show which will no doubt be

closed by Sven Vath himself, with what should be one heck of a

memorable set.






In 5 years of Audiation Magazine, we have been truly

blessed to have such wonderful support and assistance

through our journey. Though we thank each and every

single person who reads and loves us, we'd like to share

5 particularly special mentions.


Thank you for showing us love. care and quality in your



Stuart Kettridge

Thank you for being the first to purchase a magazine

and our initial subscription


Right Chord Music

Thank you for inspiring and supporting us to create a

positive impact in music



Thank you for the fantastic creation of our iOS &

android apps



Thank you for excelling our readership and gaining our

first 5 million


Thank You!

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" S l e e p i n g i n . A n i g h t i n w i t h w i n e ,

i c e c r e a m , a n d a g o o d m o v i e . T h e

f e e l i n g a f t e r a w o r k o u t . T h e p e o p l e

I l o v e . T h a i F o o d a f t e r 1 0 p m ( b e f o r e

1 0 p m , I u s u a l l y f e e l g u i l t y , b u t a f t e r

1 0 p m I ’ m l i k e - s c r e w i t ! ) " P a y t r a



Eastern Traditional Healing & Veganism vs Western

Medicine and the Effects on our Body & Mind

Note: This article contains sensitive discussion on mental health.

Eastern Traditional healing is a natural way to eliminate sickness from your

body rather than Western medicine which is a propaganda-based

advertisement of medicine to fill your body and supposedly make you better.

For many centuries people from Africa, and beyond have solely depended on

traditional medicine, remedies and healers for treatment of all types of

disorders, including those related to mental health. Even today, the use of

traditional healing is common, despite the introduction of modern drugs, they

still prefer and use these techniques passed down from centuries before them.

Rather than Western medicine, using a combination of ingredients some of

which we have no idea what they are, Eastern traditional healing which has

been used for centuries allows you to focus more on your body and mind for

healing and using natural ingredients found day to day, alongside the crystal

healing element also to help you feel better.

Germs and bacteria don't make you unwell - they merely find a breeding

ground in a body and manifest. It's easier for these to manifest in a negative

body and mind, therefore being a perfect breeding ground to cause illness and


Alongside this veganism and going vegan is also a massive body cleanser and

healer in itself because, by going vegan, you are ridding your body of all the

toxins and other things found in food which aren’t necessarily naturally


By being a vegan myself I've detoxed my body naturally and healthily and my

body is now a clear vessel for good energy to manifest through, rather than my

old body being a vessel of bad toxins and bad food followed by bad energy and

negative thoughts - not allowing any good energy or healing to come through,

therefore allowing the negative and bad bacteria to attract and manifest in my

body making me sick. I, myself, don't personally believe in filling my body with

medications nor do I with my daughter.

Centuries before us, even now in some cultures, they didn't and don't have all

the new medicines advertised for example: Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, antipsychotics,

or nausea medication. They have natural healing remedies as do we

in the modern generation, but because of the pharmaceutical company

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eing a billion-pound industry, we are led to believe that ‘fast-acting' and

‘straight to the source of pain' painkillers are the answer.

Did you know naturally sourced remedies are everywhere? For example a

stinging nettle sting can be easily healed with a leaf; or an upset stomach can

be calmed with camomile tea; and nausea can be soothed with ginger. Even

bad skin can be soothed with natural ingredients like honey and mud rather

than expensive and on-the-market products which are filled with chemicals

and other ingredients, and most of which are tested on animals.

We as a society are led to believe, and are sucked in with advertisements, that

we need all these painkillers and fast-acting medicines. But little do people

know, the more regular you take these tablets for whatever reason - a

headache, insomnia or migraines - your body becomes immune to them and

after a while they stop working, and it becomes a placebo effect that we

believe they are helping but they aren't. Whatever happened to laying in a dark

room for a migraine rather than reaching for pills?

Did you know our bodies are designed to align, and when we get sick it's our

only job to realign our body the way it should be? Getting sick and being sick,

our job then is to align our body back to its original state ready for the healing

process to begin, and with this comes being aware of what you think, feel and

say which can impact your healing and alignment.

When we get sick, or when we are unwell, we will often naturally think

negatively about this rather than positively. Take for example a war veteran, or

a young man in the army who lost limbs, arms, and legs. When this happens,

you have 2 choices: you can sit and think negatively about the limb you've lost,

and allow your negativity to wear your mind and body down or you can see a

positive side to it… You may have lost an arm but you are still alive and are still

breathing on this earth, and when you change your way of thinking in a

situation like that, or when you are sick, your body will start to represent the

positive vibes and you'll find your recovery and healing to be quicker.

When you get sick the best thing you can do is accept the illness, accept the

sickness rather than reject it because by suppressing it and rejecting it you are

then going to make yourself more sick and will block the energy of healing to

flow through you also by rejecting your illness it will cause great stress to your

body also which will add a longer recovery time for yourself.

When you accept the illness, you are also allowing the positive healing to flow

through rather than blocking it with negative thoughts regarding your sickness.

Rather than saying "Why am I sick?" and becoming a victim to it - accept it, and

understand it and allow the healing to start through your body. Acceptance is


key in this instance because by accepting it, you will become stronger in parts

of you that were once before weak and you'll also allow yourself to live a

happier life than before you got sick.

Instead of feeling ashamed you are sick, and feeling weakened by the

embarrassment you feel, you should feel empowered by it and not hide away

with it because by empowering it, you will then give yourself a stronger sense

of healing and you are also allowing a stronger flow of energy to come through

your body. You are one step closer to understanding why you are sick.

Even when we get sick, we often see our bodies as an enemy - something that

has betrayed us and let us down, which it hasn't. Our body is on our side, and is

there to help us, not be against us.

When we choose to view our body as the enemy we ourselves are killing it, by

viewing it negatively and badly we kill our bodies with our own thoughts

against it. Suicidal thoughts are also closely connected to the negative

thoughts we have, however it's not our body that wants to commit suicide it's

our own thoughts and by channeling these thoughts and changing how we

think, will determine the damage we cause our bodies.

Our bodies don't try to kill themselves with toxins, we do by filling ourselves

with toxins and negative thoughts. So by re-thinking, we can change the

damage we could cause on our own bodies. By being Ill, our body is getting our

attention to allow us to redirect our life into a new direction than the one we

was in before.

Our own mind, our own thoughts and actions are what cause our bodies to go

through trauma. We as human beings have a choice what we feed our bodies in

terms of food, drink and drugs. Also by who we allow into our lives also affects

our body and mind, I.e allowing negative people into your life can in fact cause

you to get sick because they are filling you with negative thoughts, which will

of course weaken your mind and therefore not allow the good energy to flow

through you.

We only get one body and most people abuse that body and don't look after it,

by looking after it and maintaining it like you would a plant, we ourselves can

nurture our bodies and health.

Rather than Western medicine advertising numerous medicines and ways to

feel healthy with tablets and supplements, try eliminating those and focus on

positive healing and positive thoughts because only then will the energy flow

through a clear positive vessel rather than a toxin-filled medicated body.

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Choosing to go vegan for myself was the right decision. My body feels cleaner

and detoxed, I don't feel the toxins and chemicals running through my body

anymore but I feel natural, and lighter and healthier. Plant-based food and

healing is lighter and less harsh on my body, and I myself want to nurture my

body for as long as possible and I want to respect my body and what I feed it

with both food and thoughts.

Music is also a massive healer, little do people know, and can help and heal

people. Research, studies and personal experience working with dementia

patients, proved to me that despite the copious amounts of medication they

were fed daily, music played a big part with them on a day-to-day to basis and

even triggered memories for them which dementia kills.

Listening to music, eating food, is all much like the weather… For example,

when the weather is bad we don't feel positive, or happy, we feel sluggish, and


Music and food has the same affect - if you listen to a sad song, or eat bad food

it's not going to impact your mood in a positive way. Much like how our own

mind impacts our mood; positive energy, healing and thoughts will make for a

positive and happy you.

I'll leave you all with a quote from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi which I love and,

alongside it, I send you all good vibes and love.

"Happiness radiates like the

fragrance from a flower and draws

all good things towards you.”



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A melange of excitement, courage and desire. Don’t be

afraid to give your heart away. The thrilling sense of

spontaneous passion rushes in. The modern dance

production holds a moody, somewhat naughty

undertone with the dark hint of bass. Her sultry voice

and lively flows attract your attention, a little Spanish

flavour adds further appeal. The breakdown adds to the

strong attitude, the production seems to play between

the lines of dubstep and hip hop.



Italian Tech House duo Proudly People, proudly step up to the plate for the

36th release on Blackflag Recordings offering up 3 solid, groove-driven

bombs. Known for producing groovy rhythmic patterns, the boys from Italy

did not disappoint when releasing on Stacey Pullen’s imprint. The 3 track

EP entitled “Time Up EP” is truly made for the dancefloor with an array of

cleverly situated vocal snippets tightly knitted into the grooves of the

basslines. Title track “Time Up” plays out with some prominent hi-hats and

snares amongst a b-line that sings a groove throughout. “Stray Bullet” comes

with a slightly different feel but the rubbery bass is still hard-hitting, and

the accompanying sounds give the track a somewhat skippy feel, perfect for

the moment. My personal favourite track of the EP has to be the final track

“Mind Blown”. Straight from the intro, I’m immediately enticed by the feel

of the groove and the sound of the hats. The driving groove of the bassline

tickles me all over and the simplicity of the different vocal samples

throughout make this a quality track.




Hold on, hold on

Don't let me go...

Teyana Taylor - Issues/Hold On 29


Originally from Michigan, USA, at an

early age she booked a one-way ticket

to New York - the city of dreams - with

a high ambition to make it big. In a

whirlwind of adventures, Paytra is

now living the dream with a strong

footing in the music and acting fields.

Her notable work include

performances for New York Fashion

Week, Disney World and Memory

Motel Montauk; TV appearances for

MTV as well as Law and Order: Special

Victims Unit; and radio specials on

The Beat and Sirius XM.

Paytra has just released her brand

new single ‘ToTo’ which is

wonderfully seductive. With the

release of this new song, we were

able to chat with Paytra about her


Tell us about yourself and how you

got into music.

I’m Paytra! I don’t even remember a

time where I didn’t play music. I started

playing piano at age 4 (which I think

is when your memory starts? lol). I

remember my dad somehow got a-

hold of this old upright piano from a

friend, and brought it in the house

against my mom’s will. I immediately

started playing and my Dad taught me

“Let it Be” by The Beatles. I started

begging for piano lessons, and by that

time both parents were like “wow -

this is strange for a 4 year old to be

obsessed.” They’ve been huge

supporters, even today!

You took a huge leap of faith at a young

age to pursue your dreams in the big

apple, can you tell us a little about this


My journey of coming to NYC at 16 was

a lot easier said than done. I thought it

would be like the movies and all my

dreams would come true - I mean I was

from a small-town in the midwest so I

had NO idea about city life. It was a

culture shock, and there was a lot of

crying and calling home. I guess I just

decided that this was what I was going

to do, and it got easier and easier! I

forced myself to go to every event,

class, and open mic until I met

connections. I definitely got caught up

with the wrong people. They took

advantage of my age and lack of

experience - but name one artist that

hasn’t faced that. I’m lucky I did at such

a young age so I have the ability to

navigate this industry now. I

overworked myself to exhaustion

because I wasn’t physically ready for

this type of lifestyle. Lotta anxiety

attacks. It’s so easy to look at me now

and be like “oh she’s confident,” but

it’s taken a big toll on me. I’m here

because I really want to be a musician

- not “famous.”

What were the ideas and inspiration

behind your new track ’ToTo’?

“ToTo” is a very intimate record about

my love life lyric-wise, which is hard

for me because I keep that very

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private. It’s a real life story about being

in love for the first time in NYC and

having a real connection (physical and

mental). I wanted to make it danceable

and high-energy, because that’s my

defense mechanism in a way. I was like

“well, if I can go onstage with my

dancers and dance my heart out, I can’t

be shy about the lyrics, right?” I always

think about the live version when

doing a song - I love being on stage!

You’re a classically trained pianist, do

you still play or combine this with

your pop/urban style?

Yes - I’m classically trained. I feel that

each style does something different

for me. I still play classical music

(almost daily). That’s like a de-stresser

for me - you can’t think about anything

when you’re playing a Beethoven

piano piece with 800 key changes. As

for my pop/urban music, I use my

music theory for melodies or

instrument layers, but my goal is to

make these songs simple and real. I

don’t want to overcomplicate them - I

do that enough in my everyday life lol.

I bring my classical background in my

music most noticeably during my

ballads (which is coming on my EP)!

pretty regularly working! I was on an

episode of Law and Order: SVU, MTV

Truth Campaign, and an upcoming ad

for Kipling! I do have a feature film

being filmed this summer (which is on

the DL), but It’s a new way to express

myself and I do love it.

You want to inspire young people in a

positive way, what are your words of

advice for young people and rising


I do want to inspire people. I’m still

“figuring it all out,” and I think it’s

important we have a more accepting

view of that. In my new music, I want

to be real and talk about my mistakes,

my relationships, and my life. I want to

show people that you can be young

and still make a difference. I used to

be so self conscious about using a cuss

word or talking about some things I’ve

felt, but I know I’m not perfect and I

want people to just see me for who I

really am. I feel like I’ve been holding

back. My advice: don’t pretend to be

something you aren’t. The beauty

about being an artist is to be your true

self without limits. Embrace it.

What are your plans for the future?

Can you tell us a little about your

acting work?

Acting was such a random thing for me.

I grew up doing musical theater, but I

really didn't have the desire. I got this

idea one day that (for some reason) I

was supposed to start auditioning. I

immediately got this wonderful

manager for acting and have been

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I’m releasing my EP this summer and

have 3 singles on deck! I’ve been laying

low for about a year now because I’ve

been working on this project, and I

couldn’t be more excited. I’m also

finishing the business side of Paytra

Publishing and have

some upcoming projects for film and

TV that I’m looking for indie artists

music! It’s all about rising up together

this year.

Any last words?

I recently opened “Paytra Publishing

LLC” to help artists publish and market

their music in a trustworthy

environment. I want people to not

make the same mistakes as I did. I want

to be able to give upcoming artists the

ability to license their songs and shine.








London’s legendary nightclub Ministry of

Sound turns up the heat for 2019 as they

announce their spring/summer programme.

The only venue in the UK fitted with Dolby

Atmos system, a 60 speaker, 22 channel

system which gives the artist the ability to

create multi-dimensional soundscapes with

music that moves, delivering an electrifying

experience, will play host to some big names

and big parties. Between now and the middle

of June, the nostalgic venue will play host

to DJ Harvey, Nick Curly, Groove Odyssey,

Jonas Blue, Hernan Cattaneo, AWOL, Timmy

Trumpet, Glitterbox and Creche amongst many

others will all soundtrack a run of exclusive



03/05 Cosmic Gate

04/05 Saturday Sessions

05/05 Creche

05/05 Trevor Nelson’s Classics

10/05 Will Sparks

11/05 Nick Curly

18/05 Siesta 90s House Party

19/05 The Asylum Day Party

24/05 The Gallery’s 24th Birthday

– John 00 Fleming & Vini Vici

25/05 Xpansions

01/06 Groove Odyssey

07/06 Aly & Fila

08/06 Jonas Blue

14/06 Hernan Cattaneo






W h a t d o e s a p r o m i s i n g f u t u r i s t i c D J f r o m t h e U K , J a y P r i c e ,

c u r r e n t l y l i v i n g i n A u c k l a n d N e w Z e a l a n d a n d a S o u t h A f r i c a n

D J , n o w l i v i n g i n A u s t r a l i a , h a v e i n c o m m o n ? G e t t h i s ! A n

u n a d u l t e r a t e d p a s s i o n f o r m u s i c . T e c h n o M u s i c . T h e u n t a i n t e d

c o l o u r s a n d v i b r a t i o n s o f s o u n d t h a t l e a v e i m p r i n t s o n h e a r t s

a n d a w a k e n s o u l s .

“ M u s i c b r i n g s a w a r m g l o w t o m y v i s i o n , t h a w i n g m i n d a n d

m u s c l e f r o m t h e i r e n d l e s s w i n t e r i n g . ” H a r u k i M u r a k a m i

M u s i c i s a n a g e l e s s a n d t i m e l e s s v i b r a t i o n w h e r e a l l i s O n e .

P r e s e n t , p a s t o r t r a n s c e n d i n g o u r 3 r d d i m e n s i o n , M u s i c i s a

W o r l d L a n g u a g e , L o v e t h e U n i v e r s a l H e a l e r a n d L i g h t t h e

U n i v e r s e i t s e l f i n a c t i o n t a k i n g u s t o t h e n e x t l e v e l , t h e 5 t h

D i m e n s i o n !

I n e n t e r s p a s s i o n fi l l e d w i t h c r e a t i v i t y . D r o p m u s i c i n t h e m i x

a n d y o u q u i t e p o s s i b l y h a v e a p u r p o s e t o r a i s e v i b r a t i o n s o n

o u r p l a n e t . G i v e n o u r f a s t e v o l v i n g w o r l d a n d r e v o l u t i o n a r y

r i s e o f c o n s c i o u s n e s s , s p e c i a l s o u l s a r o u n d t h e w o r l d a r e

a w a k e n i n g t o t h e i r t r u t h . S o m e a r e d o i n g i t w i t h t h e i r

e d u c a t e d s k i l l s , s o m e w i t h l e a r n e d t a l e n t a n d o t h e r s s t i l l

w i t h i n h e r e n t a n c i e n t g i f t s . M u s i c . W h a t ’ s i m p o r t a n t i s t h a t

t h e y a r e f o l l o w i n g t h e i r h e a r t s . L i v i n g t h e i r p a s s i o n a n d o h s o

l o v i n g t h e j o u r n e y !

J a y p a u s e d h i s n a v i g a t i o n a r o u n d t h e G l o b e t o p l a y a n d l e t u s

i n t o w h a t r e a l l y d r i v e s h i s a u t h e n t i c p a s s i o n a s a d e e j a y .

H e r e ’ s w h a t h e h a s t o s h a r e w i t h t h e w o r l d …

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Jay Price

How did it all start for you Jay?

I have always had a passion for music

and have friends in the UK Rap scene,

House, Techno and DnB platform. It’s

only been the past 12-18 months that

I’ve actually invested in my own

equipment and music to develop my

own style/sound.

What do you love playing the most?

Tech House / Progressive House /

Techno / Classic – I have broad taste in

music so if it feels good, I’ll play it

Favourite foods?

Anything edible!! Ha! – I have a real

sweet tooth so without a doubt TELLA

BALLS (Nutella Waffle). if you haven’t

had one, GET ONE!

Who’s your muse in the music world?

We are blessed to have so many great

DJs & Producers but someone I really

enjoy watching is Jamie Jones – his

energy and song selectiond are

flawless. Shout out to Lauren Lo Sung

too she can keep a room bouncing for

hours! Just two of MANY!

How would you describe the dance

scene in Sydney?

I haven’t spent too much time in the

“dance scene” in Sydney – Chinese

Laundry was a cool venue! This kind of

room is where I feel the energy the most!

I would prefer a small, dark, low ceiling

venue with a strong sound system over

most commercial places to be honest!

Favourite Colour?

BLACK (How boring? Ha).

What single night out has been the most

memorable for you? As a DJ? As an


As I’m just starting out it would have to

be as an attendee, I have had so many

unforgettable moments, from huge

festivals with some amazing sets, to

small intimate private gigs – a real stand

out would have to be the Carl Cox closing

set at Space Ibiza – he had the place

sideways for 12 hours!!

What are your future plans for your

music career?

To continue to learn and grow as a

performer. I’m excited to start this

journey and I can’t wait to feel the

energy from the other side of the decks!

What is your advice to emerging talent

and how they can set aside any fears

and pursue their dreams with courage?

My advice as a new DJ would be … do it

now! I’ve had the itch for years before

starting this journey and my only regret

is not starting sooner.

Favorite holiday destination?

So many! I recently spent just over a year

in South East Asia... I would go with Bali

and the Gili Islands – The people, the

culture, the landscape, the ocean...


What are the things that bugs you about

the DJ scene?

I can’t think of any particular thing but

I think a big part of being in the DJ scene

is creating special moments, and if a DJ

becomes stagnant and loses their

passion I think this would be the thing

that would bug me.


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Name one track that never gets old for

you no matter how many times you

hear it?

Ultra Nate - Free

“Where did we go wrong… Where did

we lose our faith...” Without a doubt this

is timeless.

If you could get eternally stuck in one

year's music scene, which year would

that be?

I feel like the direction we have taken

with Techno and House in general

would make me want to stay in the now..

although I’m a secret Motown/Funk fan

so maybe a dabble in the 60s!

Who do you aspire to and who

influences you the most?

I’m influenced by so many people, as I

mentioned before. We are blessed to

have so many creative and talented DJs

and producers: The Martinez Bros, DJ

Waff, Patrick Topping, Lauren Lo Sung,

Carl Cox, David Rodigan, Chelina

Manuhutu… the list goes on!

If I can play the music that I love and

you guys enjoy it too, we are all

winning! – Lets dance!

Any parting thoughts for emerging


If you’re reading this, you’re already

further forward than I was when I made

the step – we have all the tools at our

fingertips so jump in, go play and enjoy







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A steady piano melody, a dark sense of mystery in the air

and swift moments of percussion are swirled together in

a fragmented disarray. A uniquely sweet yet mystifying

voice is at the very centre of this perplexing song. The

thrill of passion and desire sweep over you. I kissed

every inch of your soul. An ethereal escape.

Slime Recordings is proud to welcome Astronata to the

label, presenting their debut release. ‘BeLoved’ at it’s heart

is an elegant piano ballad, housed in an footwork

exoskeleton. The interplay between the tenderness of Nata

Smirina’s voice and the frenetic percussion surrounding it

provides a beguiling listening experience. Renowned

Iberian Juke masterminds BSN Posse deliver a killer remix

on the digital flip, fusing juke and jungle with explosive

results, but still retaining the

core melodies inherent in the original.




Just a short walk from Liverpool Street station in

the heart of East London. Right opposite the

American Carwash, inside that building upon which

an old London Underground Tube carriage sits used

as an office unbeknown to many passing by, there

lies Village Underground. A warehouse space tailormade

for bass and hosting big name underground

music acts. This Easter Thursday the venue played

hosts to an eclectic musical one man show infused

with visuals so psychedelic and vibrant you could

almost feel them. Seth Troxler + Lost Souls Of Saturn

live, was that 1 man show.

Shoreditch has long been seen as a 2nd home to

ST, with past years seeing the curation of his Smokey

Tails concept, but this was different. Easter

Thursday felt like Christmas had come early. It were

as if Seth had opened up the doors to his living

room, put on his comfy slippers, turned the decks

on and simply played music for whoever would

listen effortlessly churning out riddim after riddim.

And for those that don’t know, Village Underground

is no tiny space. This massive spacious venue with

air hanger like ceilings is tailored made for bass.

Furthermore, VU is formulated in a way that the

acoustics of the venue is, to put it simply, perfect

for underground music making it the perfect stage

for Seth Troxler. From start to end, the music just

churned and a full capacity venue rocked from back

to front catching every high and low. This was truly

a step into the musical mind of Seth and boy was the

journey incredible. Long Live Thursdays!





‘No Place Like Me’ by Molly Hammar ft Big Narstie is a warm RnB song full of

charm. You can feel the raw emotion in her voice, tugging at your own

heartstrings. The smooth yet rhythmic production has a little touch of flavour

in the tropical beats. A bittersweet feeling. The lyrics speak of confused

emotions, is this true or is it just the flickering remains of what used to be?

Being downed by you. Her sweetness is paired against his distant ruthless


Pairing Molly’s sensual vocal with percussive beats and a killer rap from Grime

legend, chart topping, and award winning Big Narstie, 'No Place Like Me'

reflects Molly’s current, carefree existence. Speaking about the track Molly

said “’No Place Like Me’ marks the place I'm at in my life right now, being able

to truly be free and focus on what makes me feel good. I’m 23, single and

loving life. Having Big Narstie join me on this single is a dream come true, I

was so happy when he agreed to guest, it couldn’t be a better fit.”

Fresh from his recent RTS award win for his groundbreaking national TV Show

Big Narstie added "When I first heard Molly I thought ‘rah, this is sick!’ She’s

got a wicked voice, and No Place Like Me is a banger so it was a no brainer to

jump on board. Big up Cosmos and the Swedish BDL family. We’re gonna ride

this wave from the UK to Scandinavia and across the world”


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Fresh moves on

the dance floor.

A beautifully

twisted mind.


‘Long Time Coming’ by Trixie Whitley is sexy and

intense. A steely hard bass grips you, fiercely sinking

its teeth into your skin. A whirring toxic air clouding

over. An eery, sultry voice drifts in. Huge energy surges

into the main section with a feverish passion and heat.

You’re thrown into this delicious reverie. Two souls

coming together once more. The fire burning wildly.

The Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and former

Black Dub frontwoman has never shied away from

blurring boundaries and defying genres. For her third

solo album ‘Lacuna’, Trixie Whitley is pulling her soul

into a future world thru a fascinating and heady blend

of hi-fi electronics, hypnotic rhythms and her signature

vocals. ‘Lacuna’ adds another exciting layer to Trixie’s

already remarkable career and life path.

"For me the new album is all about perception,

possibility and the imagination. ‘Long Time Coming’

is largely about the tension which can exist between

two individuals. It is an ode to the departures and new

beginnings which often occur at the same time, an

observation of this rich yet challenging process we

experience when going through changes and

transitions. I’ve always been intrigued by the space

between opposing elements which may seem like a

void but contains a well of information – that’s why

I’m calling the album ‘Lacuna.’" Trixie Whitley


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‘Paradise’ by Bazzi is the epitome of a millennial

romance story. The cool, modern tone of the

production sets your body into a swaying motion.

A laidbaick, hazy vision of life is painted. The

raspy vocals spilling down the sides. If all we got

tonight, let's do this right.

On the heels of his 2019 Billboard Music Award

nomination for “Top New Artist,” twenty-one-yearold

Lebanese/American r&b/pop phenomenon

Bazzi has released the official follow-up to his

back-to-back top 10 singles, “Mine” and

“Beautiful.” “Paradise,” written entirely by Bazzi

and co-produced by Bazzi and GRAMMY-nominated

duo Rice N’ Peas (G-Eazy, Fletcher), captures the

state of mind when two young lovers discover bliss

in each other’s company, regardless of geographic


“It’s not about a location or vacation, it’s about

portraying the feeling of ‘Paradise’ that can truly

exist anywhere,” Bazzi says. “For me, I always think

so vividly of my Friday nights when I was in high

school. I feel nostalgia and mystery around them

and I really wanted to capture those feelings in

this record. When people listen, I want to take

them back to those times and give them that mood

and feeling.”


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The ‘DVNC EP’ is a lovely trio of artistic expressions through the form of sound.

Tommy J Gren delivers intricate dance movements and explores the

possibilities of the futuristic world. Specialivery goes hard with a cold, dark

pounding beat and gritty bass fusions. Parsifal’s soft and elegant creation

gives the feeling of floating amongst the clouds in a delicate dream. A journey

through time and space.

This release is meant to honor Leonardo da Vinci in the year of the 500th

anniversary of his death. Leonardo was eccentric and pure genius. A dreamer

who channelled researches in art and science giving birth to fantastic

innovations in many fields.

Kinesen top players - Tommy J Gren, Parsifal and Specialivery - decided to

build a shared EP trying to break everyone's personal limits into music

production, channelling other music genres influences with their personal

sound identity, editing with heart and unaffected music industry standards or

finally, more savage, recording a live session fully made with analogue

machines. The resulting EP was very satisfying and everyone learned that we

should always work standard-free and thinking out of the box.


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Dance the night


An eery



‘Unstoppable’ by Ananya Birla is a nice, motivational song. The rhythmic

melody and uplifting tempo give you good energy. The confident, feminine

power in the vocals shine through brilliantly. Take out these fears. The theme

is all about empowering women and showing her that she can do anything. Set

all of the world on fire

Ahead of her highly-anticipated EP in April, singer-songwriter Ananya Birla, the

first homegrown artist singing in English to ever gain Platinum status in India,

has released a brand new single 'Unstoppable'.

The conversation around female empowerment has never been louder or

more widespread. To celebrate this, Ananya's uplifting track is dedicated to

fearless women who are breaking down barriers and defying stereotypes to

achieve incredible things.

Ananya, who was recently listed as one of GQ's Most Influential Young Indians,

said of the powerful electro-pop number: "Rules were made to be broken,

especially if you've been told throughout history that you're "less

than." I released 'Unstoppable' on International Woman's Day to celebrate

women who know that gender is no barrier. With determination and strength,

we can achieve anything."


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‘International’ by The Irrepressibles delivers a powerful message from

the universe. It is a strong expression of life and unity shown through the

simple spoken word. The complex, futuristic production encompasses a

bold and dramatic energy field. This electricity is fed through the ears,

pulsing through our veins.

W E W E R E O N C E O N E .



T H E S T A R S .

F R E E D O M .

L O V E .

“I was full of anger that many of my friends who are international people

living in another country from that of their birth, or mixed race, or duel

nationality, were somehow considered invalid, not important, either by the UK

government or by the almost half of the general population. I could see

nothing but stupidity and danger in such a direction and I had to speak out. So

together with the performers on the track and video, visual artists Stephen

Williams, Darin Tufani, and Ukrainian video director Alexey Romanowsky we

decided to make something to communicate a powerful positive message of

Internationalism and international love. This in the hope to wake up people to

what they will loose.” Jamie Irrepressible

INTERNATIONAL is the 4th single released from The Irrepressibles forthcoming

third album. The tracks pro- International message, artwork social campaign,

and music video are a rallying call for compassion and a positive message

about what Internationalism does for the world and for us as people. The

message is artistically poised to come from the future, like a warning to the

direction of nationalism we are currently taking politically in the UK. The video

features close friends of songwriter/composer Jamie Irrepressible who are

either EU citizens living in either London or Berlin. In the track and music video

they speak in their native tongue - French, Bengali, Turkish, German, Spanish,

and Italian - but all communicate the same words regarding the power and

positivity of Internationalism politically and global compassion and love.



The ‘Odyssey EP’ by Jeef B is a gentle movement into a positive realm. The title

track brings a sturdy, repetitive beat which you can rely on. The break holds a

brief moment of thought. Second track ‘Deep At Night’ maintains a secure beat

stride. It also brings a lovely charm to the melody and atmosphere allowing

for a deeper submersion into tranquility.

Launching his campaign with 'Odyssey', the rolling bass line and groove begin

to build the magic that is about ensue. Plucky leads, sweeping pads and a big

room energy all feature in this scorching E.P opener. Next up on the E.P is

another lush progressive moment in the form of 'Deep At Night'. Perfectly

titled, the track is a lush journey through dark and moody, yet with nuances of

feel good energy throughout.


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6 years since the original release, the strong and

melodic trancer ‘Morning Sun’ by Mark Rustell is

refreshed with two new remixes.

MNK delivers a vibrant sunset edit with a relaxed mood.

The focus is drawn towards the delightful piano and

warm surrounding glow.

“I wanted to do something smooth and melodic,” MNK

explains. “I started thinking about tracks from the

90s/00s, that was my inspiration.”

Next up, Michel Dogniaux takes a minimal approach with

an orchestral intro mix whereby deep, atmospheric

notes are prolonged to create intensity. This then drops

down into a hard retro-style production.

Michel Dogniaux describes his thought process, “this

energetic melody, these chords, I had to transcribe it

and give something epic - reminiscent of the sun when

it rises in a grandiose natural setting.”



‘Solo’ by Jamala is a dramatic portrayal of independence.

Water droplets splash onto the dark, rumbling ground. She

reflects on the bleak state of affairs that have passed. I

played it well and lost the war. There is a lovely range to

the vocals featuring beautiful soft highs as well as gorgeous

smooth depths. A strong, powerful piano comes in together

with equally strong self-empowerment. You won’t win me


Solo is the new pop anthem by world famous and award

winning vocalist Jamala, featuring a remix package that is

already smashing the club charts. Jamala says “I’m so

excited about releasing Solo, I’ve had such a great response

about it from DJs! And it was such a fun experience working

with Bryan Todd, we make a great team.”

Jamala is a Ukrainian recording artist, songwriter and

actress who has been topping the Ukrainian charts for the

past decade. She prestigiously performed at the UEFA EURO

2012 football championships to 150 countries, creating an

international buzz for her performance of Goal. In 2014 her

cinematic debut The Guide received critical success,

winning a #1 movie at the box office. In 2016, Jamala had

another milestone in her career when she won Eurovision

for the song 1944, the video of which has had almost 5

million views.

Jamala has had 6 albums & 18 internationally successful

singles. She is a judge on The Voice in the Ukraine where

she enjoys coaching younger artists and helping them to

develop. She has had hundreds of millions of YouTube &

Spotify streams and performs to stadium audiences around

the world. Her new single Solo looks set to break Jamala in

the UK, where it is already #7 in the Music Week charts.


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A harsh

recollection of

lost romance.

A funky twist on a


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‘Meditation’ by Arkam is a beautiful moment of transcendence. The deep

atmosphere moves your mind, an energy force taking over you. Waves

washing over you like the oceans lapping at the sand. The lively track lifts

your spirit and imparts great power to the listener. Raise your vibrations.

Focus your attention and expand your conscious awareness as you get lifted

by “Meditation”, a billowing progressive stunner coming soon from the

brilliant mind of Arkam. Signifying his debut on OHM Deep State, “Meditation”

will help you find your center as the consistent rhythm displays the character

of a heartbeat, guiding us through a maze of fluttering synth detail and

vibrating bassline. Adding to our journey of internal exploration, far off in the

distance the spirits of the night sing a song that sounds like a sweet whisper to

the soul. As each element claims its effect on our psyche, we feel the stress

begin to get swept away like a weightless entity caught in the grasp of the

cool winter wind. Through the virtue of “Meditation”, we discover a

phenomenal balance between auditory authenticity and the human


Since DJ/producer Ellez Ria chose to embark on his Arkam side project, there

hasn’t been one soul free from the effects of his (outside the box) dance music

stylings. Artists like Markus Schulz, Cosmic Gate, Darren Porter, and Super 8 &

Tab have already stepped up to sing their praises and with unique studio

productions like “Meditation” waiting in the wings, there should be no

question that Arkam will one day rule the industry. But, in the here and now, as

he continues to blur the lines of genre-defining boundaries, Arkam finds his

rightful home among the musical visionaries that make OHM Deep State

resonate with future-forward flair! Whatever your dance floor pleasure, it is

Arkam who has the answer.




Sunwaves Festival

25 April - 1 May

Mamaia, Romania

Les Nuits Botanique

25 April - 5 May

Brussels, Belgium

Springfest Fruhlingsfest

25 April - 8 May

Munich, Germany

Ayia Napa House Party


27 April - 4 May

Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Annie Mac Presents: Lost

& Found Festival

2 - 5 May

St Paul’s Bay, Malta

DGTL Santiago

3 May

Santiago, Chile

Empire Music Festival

3 - 4 May


Together Festival

3 - 4 May

Bangkok, Thailand

DGTL Sao Paulo

4 May

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Abode In The Park

4 May

Southampton, United


Hospitality Summer BBQ

4 May

London, United Kingdom

Liverpool Sound City

4 - 5 May

Liverpool, United



5 May

Zwolle, Netherlands

The Great Escape


9 - 11 May

Brighton, United Kingdom

Psychedelic Circus Open

Air Festival

9 - 13 May

Gohlen, Germany

Mallorca Live Festival

10 - 11 May

Mallorca, Spain

Norfolk & Norwich


10 - 26 May

Norwich, United Kingdom

Crate Diggers Brighton

11 May

Brighton, United Kingdom

Music On Festival

11 - 12 May

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Chambord X Cercle


11 - 12 May

Chambord, France

Transition Festival

14 - 21 May

Almonte, Spain

Jazz a Liege

16 - 19 May

Liege, Belgium

Joshua Tree Music


16 - 19 May

California, United States

The Soundcrash Funk &

Should Weekender

17 - 19 May

Brighton, United Kingdom

Electric Daisy Carnival -

EDC Las Vegas

17 - 19 May

Las Vegas, United States

Hangout Music Festival

17 - 19 May

Alabama, United States

Great Wall Festival

18 - 19 May

Beijing, China

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Dot To Do Festival -


24 May

Manchester, United


Elements Festival

24 - 25 May

Dormettingen, Germany

Le Bon Air Festival

24 - 25 May

Marseille, France

Dot To Dot Festival

24 - 25 May

United Kingdom



25 - 26 May

Warrington, United


Slam Dunk Festival

25 - 26 May

Leeds, United Kingdom


24 - 26 May

Upminster, United


Boston Calling Festival

24 - 26 May

Boston, United States

Elements Lakewood

Music & Arts Festival

24 - 27 May

Pennsylvania, United


909 Festival

25 May

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Let’s Rock! - Norwich

25 May

Norwich, United Kingdom

Creamfields Presents

Steel Yard London

25 - 26 May

London, United Kingdom

South Central Festival

25 - 26 May

Portsmouth, United



29 May - 2 June

Copenhagen, Denmark

Primavera Sound

30 May - 1 June

Barcelona, Spain

Zrce Spring Break


30 May - 2 June

Novalja, Croatia

Secret Island

30 May - 2 June

Sibenik, Croatia

Earth Garden

30 May - 3 June

Attard, Malta

AVA Festival

31 May - 1 June

Belfast, United Kingdom

Best Kept Secret

31 May - 2 June



The Acoustic Festival Of


31 May - 2 June

Uttoxeter, United


Free Your Mind Festival

1 June

Anheim. Netherlands

Camden Rocks Festival

1 - 2 June

London, United Kingdom

NOS Primavera Sound

6 - 8 June

Porto, Portugal

Field Day

7 - 8 June

London, United Kingdom

Rock Fest

7 - 8 June

Hyvinkaa, Finland

Junction 2 Festival

7 - 9 June

London, United Kingdom

World Club Dome

7 - 9 June

Frankfurt, Germany

Rock Am Ring

7 - 9 June

Nurburg, Germany

Supa Dupa Fly X


7 - 11 June

Santorini, Greece

Pleinvrees Festival

8 June

Amsterdam, Netherlands


The DarkWoods Festival


8 June


Parklife Festival

8 - 9 June

Manchester, United


Ultra Singapore

8 - 9 June


Marvellous Island

8 - 9 June

Paris, France

Live At Chelsea

13 - 16 June

London, United Kingdom

Isle Of Wight Festival

13 - 16 June

Isle Of Wight, United


ABODE On The Rock

13 - 17 June

Gozo, Malta

Its The Ship China

13 - 17 June

Shanghai, China

SHOWTIME: 90s Ragga

14 June

London, United Kingdom

Download Festival

14 - 16 June

Derby, United Kingdom

Disney Loves Jazz

15 June

Paris, France

Ajunadeep Presents


20 - 25 June

Dhermi, Albania

Azkena Rock Festival

21 - 22 June

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

A Summer Story

21 - 22 June

Madrid, Spain

Secret Solstice

21 - 23 June

Reykjavik, Iceland


21 - 23 June

Paris, France

Helfest Open Air

21 - 23 June

Clisson, France

Glastonbury Festival

26 - 30 June

Pitton, United Kingdom


27 - 30 June

Marmande, France

OpenAir St.Gallen

27 - 30 June

St. Gallen, Switzerland

SHOWTIME: Dancehall


28 June

London, United Kingdom

Download Festival


28 - 30 June

Madrid, Spain

Lollapalooza Stockholm

28 - 30 June

Stockholm, Sweden

Rum & Reggae Festival


29 June

London,United Kingdom

Awakenings Festival

29 - 30 June



Innversisions Festival

3 - 7 July

London, United Kingdom

Les Eurockeennes

4 - 7 July

Belfort, France

Love Supreme Jazz


5 - 7 July

Lewes, United Kingdom


5 - 7 July

London, United Kingdom

Paradise City Festival

5 - 7 July

Perk, Belgium


10 - 14 July

Dour, Belgium

Mad Cool Festival

11 - 13 July

Madrid, Spain

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12 - 13 July

London, United Kingdom

Cocoon In The Park

13 July

Leeds, United Kingdom


27 July

Birmingham, United



13 - 14 July

London, United Kingdom


18 July

Barcelona, Spain


18 - 21 July

Cheshire, United Kingdom


18 - 22 July

Suffolk, United Kingdom


19 - 28 July

Boom, Belgium

Melt Festival

19 - 21 July



Standon Calling

25 - 28 July

Hertfordshire, United


Camp Bestival

25 - 28 July

Dorset, United Kingdom

Fuji Rock

26 - 28 July

Yuzawa, Japan

Stand out from the crowd with Fieldcandy







Do What Moves You




Astronata - BeLoved







Cocoon In The Park




Proudly People - Time Up EP



Teyana Taylor - Issues/Hold On






Paytra - ToTo








Ministry of Sound


Jay Price





Seth Troxler




Molly Hammar ft Big Narstie - No Place

Like Me







Dots Per Inch - Step 2 This






Kinnoha & Kensaye - Medusa








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Trixie Whitley - Long Time Coming





8 Bit Society - Change






Bazzi - Paradise












Lizzie Curious & Louis Lennon - Into

The Club







Ananya Birla - Unstoppable






The Irrepressibles - International







Jeef B - Odyssey EP






Mark Rustell - Morning Sun (The







Jamala - Solo






Kirk Spence ft Cici Jack - Aerial








Hectic - Memory







DJ Swiss ft Oggie - Stand By Me







Arkam - Meditation







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With love

Ruby, Rokuro, Cessle, Sarah, Malachi, Andy, David,

Steve, Jessie, Mary, Ashna, Tamara, Christina & Sharm


Issue AM058, 1st May 2019

Copyright 2019 © Audiation Magazine Ltd

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