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The Sharp and Swift Ascent of Imelda Gabs

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“My instrument is my body, so it is always in flux, and my identity as a singer has gone through many transformations as a result”

Q: Give us a short bio of yourself
Artists like Imelda Gabs are the reason why pop music never gets stale and evolves with the times that we live in.
Bold and unexpected, she manifests her passion and emotions through her music, both on stage and in the studio.
The 23 yr Belgian & Congolese artist grew up in Switzerland where she studied the piano, violin and singing. As she
naturally dived into composition and songwriting, performing quickly came her way.

At 14 yr she had her live debut at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (BE) alongside her late father, jazz pianist
Doctor Gabs, followed by the W:HAlll (BE) where she got to play with organ legend Rhoda Scott and Miriam Makeba’s former drummer, Vic Jewel Pitts.

In 2017 she joined the Montreux Jazz Academy where she performed one of her first written songs “Heartbeat” with
renowned bass player Marcus Miller, and got invited to play at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for
Lianne La Havas and The Roots.

This event led her to “always expect the unexpected”, and from there her journey took a new turn.
The singer likes to mix varied sounds and treats her audience with a sonically rich blissful electro-acoustic musical
journey, which her self-produced debut single Fallen Angel fully embodies. Brilliantly infusing her dark pop inspirations with cinematic visuals, the single was internationally praised and its music video, directed by Dariy Mambetov, got awarded with Best Music Video & Best Director from the International Music Video Underground Festival.

In 2021 she presented her full band set up at Les Docks in Lausanne (CH) and the Montreux Jazz Festival who invited her for the second time to join their lineup. She also opened for French singer Camélia Jordana during the festival Le Créatives.
Her second single ALTER EGO was released on 10th December 2021 and her debut EP is on the way.
What should you expect from her next? the unexpected…

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Q: How would you describe your music?
I would describe my music as raw, passionate and unexpected! While keeping a Pop
direction with my music productions, I like to explore other genres and mix them
together. It is a challenge but it’s also the best way I’ve found to evolve and push my
boundaries as an artist.

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Q: What is the story behind your latest song and what key projects are you working on this
year?
My latest song Alter Ego expresses how fighting your own inner demons can turn into a
vicious circle. 2020 was both a strange and difficult year as an artist and this song
came to me as a sort of rebellion against everything that was going on and how I felt at
the time. Currently, I’m working on my debut EP, looking forward to this next big step!

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Q: How do you want to be perceived by your fans and what’s one message that you want them
to know?
If you expect the unexpected, you become capable of anything and nothing can stop you,
whatever your goal is. I hope my music will inspire them to follow their dreams, whatever they
may be!

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Q: What life lessons have you learned so far in your music journey?
That nothing really ever happens as planned! You can only prepare yourself as much as
you possibly can for whatever comes your way, but that’s also what’s so exciting about a
music career, it’s constantly moving and you really never get bored !

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Q: Where can people follow you? (Link your social media accounts)
https://www.youtube.com/ImeldaGabs
https://www.instagram.com/imeldagabs/
https://www.youtube.com/ImeldaGabs
https://www.facebook.com/imeldagabs
https://twitter.com/imeldagabs
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4OQhsLVx6kZBqWgDO5nYDS?si=N9Tky0Y6
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Who Is Tae Daproducer ?

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Taevione Lanier also known as Tae Daproducer is an producer- artist from Birmingham AL,
that has been heating up recently in the rap game. He has been dropping music videos along
with producer content on Youtube this past year and has gotten a good amount of attention.

Tae Daproducer has over 100k views on his Youtube videos & nearly 15k followers on Instagram. Tae Daproducer also has over 20,000 monthly listeners on Spotify , which is continuing to grow. Tae DaProducer looks to keep his momentum going by dropping more music , YouTube videos , and beats on his numerous platforms.

Tae Daproducer has set the standards high for many upcoming artists-producers. He is not only gaining love and fandom for his melodic songs and beats , but also for his risk taking ability to branch into new styles and creative lanes. His focus has always been the people because without them he would be nowhere and his talent would be unheard.Tae Daproducer has always crafted his songs with his fans and audience in mind and believes that to be the best and only approach if you want to truly connect with your fans.

You can find him on all the major platforms such as Apple Music , Instagram , Spotify , and
YouTube simply by searching…

(Apple Music ,Spotify, YouTube ) : Tae Daproducer
(Instagram) : TaeDaproducer_

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Gucci Gordy turns his music hobby into a lifestyle

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Q. Who is Gucci Gordy? Gucci Gordy is the mmelinum version of Barry Gordy of Motwn.

Q. How’d you get into the music industry to begin with? I started in St Louis, and it started out as a hobby.

Q. Why would an artist get dropped from a major label? Does it all just come down to the bottom line? An artist would get dropped by not meeting expectations versus the risk of the investment. It does because labels lose a lot of money because they spend money frivolously and if an artist don’t recoup their money, they get dropped. Major Labels spend money differently and artist are left to recoup. Any artist would have to have an upward trajectory.

Q. I constantly hear incredibly impressive singing talents in places like the rice houses in St. Louis or even street corners in Detroit … why don’t some people get discovered while other less talented people do? Because they work harder. If it’s meant to happen, it will happen.

Q. Which is more important for musician’s success: talent or marketability? Both

Q. How important is seeing a band play live in deciding whether to sign them? Important because you get to see the full package from their stage presence, crowd interaction, and crowd likability.

Q. How do A&R’s search for new talent these days? Word of mouth and research on all social media platforms.

Q. How do you stay organized in such a vast industry? Repeating the same protocol, creating a curriculum and staying consistent by creating a regime and sticking to the process.

Q. What was the most recent signing that you were a part of? I signed Leeky G Bando, artist based out of New York, Chris Echols, and Destineeee Lynn.

Q. Where can the world follow you? @guccigordy

Q. What’s next for you in the music world? As an executive, my next move is scaling the business up by diversifying my portfolio by signing labels and international artist.

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DMV Artist Oca Stacks Is Trending With His Recent Releases

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Oca Stacks is an on the rise recording artist from the DMV (D.C, Maryland, Virginia) area. Since pursuing music he has been gaining a ton of attention locally but looks to start making his presence known around the globe. The tragic death of his brother is what ultimately ignited his passion to pursue music. It was the catalyst to Oca Stacks taking on music as more than a hobby. Since this pivotal moment, he has been serious about his music career and takes it more seriously than ever.

Oca Stacks has a sound of his own. His sound is unique and unlike any other artist in the industry. When creating content Oca uses the mic to vent his pain. Recording allows him to tell his story and express his pain and life lessons on a track. It’s like therapy. Currently, Oca Stacks is pushing his latest release titled “25K”. This song was created after his house arrest release. While having to stay at home due to their house arrest he was not able to go to the studio. So as soon as he was released he went that same day and recorded “25K”. A hit record. The song gained him a ton of notoriety once it was released and is still to this day.

While marketing that single he is working on a project as well. An EP titled “ My Time Is Now”. The project will also feature his single “FK UP’ which is set to drop on October 31st of this year. Oca Stacks is made for music. His sound is infectious, gritty, and easily enjoyable to all walks of life. If you have not already, be sure to check his single “25K” out now.

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