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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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Earthworm Lean is a true definition of a hustler in the music industry

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Earthworm

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name Earthworm Lean coming out of Clayton County, GA. Making music always was a hobby for me. Telling on a beat how i do, a gift i refuse to let go to waste. We might can’t talk about it one on one but i for sure can put it in a perspective in a song.

How would you describe your latest single?

Step on you saying I’m not forcing my hand no more. Realizing how far I came in life and just valuing yourself. It’s okay to feel conceited.

How did you get started in the music business in the first  place?

Watching my Pops as a kid. Just being around him when I was young seeing it gave me the stride.

How did you come up with your artist name?

Playing spades and I got dealt a bad hand. In the midst of me celebrating cause i set who i was playing i said “I get it out the mudd like a earthworm. Im gone make something out of nothing everytime” And my name already Lean so I just threw Earthworm in front of it.

How long have you been in the music industry?

About 4 years

When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

Soon

Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

Everybody. From underground to mainstream everybody come up different. That’s that little piece of hope that kept me pushing this long.

How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?

I usually punch in. But if i am writing i can stick to the subject more. I can deliver a lot more punchlines

Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

Yeah . Florida for sure. But a 90 day run.

What are must haves when your in the studio working?

Lemonade, my smoke. Just me and the engineer in the lab. A crowd distracts me.

What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

Keep going

Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?

Dopeboy RA, Future, Lil Baby, Big Moochie Grape, RodWave, Yung Mal, and Ne-Yo

What’s your all-time favourite song?

How i been by NBA Youngboy

Twitter.com/earthwormlean

Instagram.com/earthwormlean

YouTube.com/earthwormlean

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Fonz of Tha Mobb Fam: Is Ready To Break Mainstream

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Fonz of Tha Mobb Fam is an on the rise recording artist. Writing poetry is what ultimately got him into music. After obtaining radio notoriety for one of his infamous remixes to Busta Rhymes “TOUCH IT” he knew that he wanted to pursue music wholeheartedly. Fonz of Tha Mobb has a very diverse and authentic sound. He meshes Rhythm and Street. He states “I’ve always been the type to paint a picture well with my words. So bringing a story that u can move to and relate to is always my aim”. 

 

When creating new records he focuses on his personal life experiences or solely from a topic that comes to his mind. Whatever he is in a vibe for at the moment and makes sense for the track he flows off of the vibe. Currently he is pushing his latest release which is his album ” PRODUCT OF MY HABITAT” which released 1/16/23/. This is his 4th album to date. Features songs like “MY CITY” painting a image of life in San Francisco. Songs like “HOLD UP” which it’s OFFICIAL VIDEO drops February 1st on all video platforms.

 

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TPP Ghost: Breakout Artist From The DMV Area Is Next Up

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TPP Ghost is an American recording artist from Virginia. Being an artist from Virginia he knows the state has a ton of talent. Artists such as Timberland, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliot and many others flourished from the commonwealth. Virginia produces legend status type of artists.

TPP Ghost plans to be the next breakout artist from the area. He has his own style and sticks to being authentic and raw. His music is his way to express his life and experiences through an artform. He has been tearing up the NOVA and whole DMV area with some of his most recent releases including “Ride With Me” and “Don’t Slip

Do not miss out on this sensational artist who has more than what it takes to be in the lane of all mainstream artists.

 

 

 

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