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Mikey Shyne: A Remarkable Red-Hot Emerging Artist Who’s Seen It All

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Mikey Shyne: A Remarkable Red-Hot Emerging Artist Who’s Seen It All
Despite being a life-long “closet singer,” Mikey Shyne‘s pro musical journey began about 18 months ago with the release of his debut single “Set Me Free” a timeless song in which he heroically blurs boundaries, conquering multiple demographics. The result was an acoustically driven urban-pop sound that captured Mikey’s raw talent and true essence.

It was also Mikey’s first time stepping into a professional recording studio and booth. With multiple time Billboard #1 charting Ray Balconis at the production and engineering helm, the song was destined for greatness from the start. Upon release, the song went nearly viral and acquired this ‘new kid on the block’ a plethora of new fans!

Flashback to 3 years prior, Mikey Shyne was alone, afraid, essentially homeless and baffled by the demons of addiction that had been shaking him to his core. The life had been sucked out of him and his will to live was almost fully depleted. He had checked into a facility for treatment for 3 ½ months with every intention to get better. But little did he know that the spark needed to relight that flame of hope and passion for music would show up one day in the form of another person. That person was none other than the Legendary Village People’s Eric Anzalone, who had been shooting a documentary on recovery. For the documentary, Mikey got to sing a solo with the community choir and it floored Eric and his crew. Pitch perfect and with beautiful timbre. Eric and Mikey got to talking and so much hope and inspiration was passed from one generation to the next.

See, Eric and Mikey shared the same dilemma in the early stages of their career: family disapproval. Eric really didn’t get that aha! Moment to prove that he can do music and sustain a living until he landed a gig with a prominent cruise line. From that point on his career took off and he is now the Biker for the Village People.

Mikey took all the advice Eric gave him in the two short days they spent together and kept it in his back pocket for future use. Today Mikey is beginning to break into the industry not just as an artist, but as an artist consultant, music marketing specialist, promoter, sessions singer, producer, and engineer. He is showing the world and is an inspiration to other artists that “there’s money to be made in the music industry, you just have to go out and get it.”

After the release of “Set Me Free” DJ Manny Flyiso, Mikey’s best friend in the industry at the time introduced him to DJ Tomekk, the Grammy Nominated & Legendary DJ from Berlin, Germany. Tomekk had expressed his love for “Set Me Free” and was another celebrity to affirm Mikey’s talent and the possibility of a bright future ahead of him. Tomekk agreed to stick around for his show in Brooklyn that night but the surprises didn’t stop there. “Next thing I know, I’m up in the Bronx late afternoon eating pizza with the HipHop Legend himself, Kurtis Blow.” Kurtis Blow, the 1st rapper in history to sell a Gold Record, had also agreed to come out to the show that night and even introduced Mikey on stage!

Mikey was the winner of that night’s showcase at D Avenue in Brooklyn and won a feature in ThisIs50 magazine, which claimed he “certainly has what it takes to go mainstream if he continues the way he is going.” It was a knockout day for Mikey. “From that night on, I was HOOKED!”

He has had multiple successful follow-ups to “Set Me Free.” “Put It Down” featuring DJ Tomekk which has enjoyed international success and almost 500,000 plays on Pandora, “Roam,” a timeless love ballad featuring the vocals of Queens female Americana-Folk artist Jeneen Terrana, “Forever Young,” in which Mikey teamed up with multiple non profits and donated the proceeds for addiction and recovery awareness and a couple of hot tracks with Houston-based rapper Skam R’Tist.

Mikey continues to perform shows throughout the NYC area, has played multiple festivals, opened up for some huge legendary Hip Hop artists and has two tours planned for the Fall and Winter: NYC’s Thriller Tour and a Floridian tour with stops in Miami, Orlando and Tampa.

Recently, he released his latest single “I Really Want” which has been taking over the internet! It has been raved about, reviewed, critiqued and featured on countless popular websites, radio shows and blogs. In less than 2 weeks it achieved 9,000 plays on Soundcloud. You can listen to it streaming for free, embedded at the end of this article. It is set to hit FM stations nationwide in 2 weeks! So be on the lookout on your favorite station for this catchy, upbeat Pop/Hip Hop/Tropical song in which Mikey really flexes his muscles and shows us how mainstream he can really be.

It is without any doubt that no matter what you throw his way, he will always find a way to push through and survive, standing on his own two feet… Stronger and better than ever! Life can throw us all a curveball every now and then, but after speaking with Mikey Shyne and hearing exactly what type of hell he’s had to overcome, he deserves nothing but praise, glory and is truly deserving of that bright future that Eric Anzalone had promised him.

“As long as I stay the straight and narrow, stay focused, persistent, motivated and not give a damn about what ANYBODY says, I will undoubtedly become a success in this industry. Its definitely a dog eat dog world and there’s a lot of snakes hungry to steal your shine, so I stay tactical. I keep my mouth quiet, let my music do the talking and always give it 150% on stage for the fans. Music is in my blood. Its who I am and its what I do. No matter who says what or tries to discourage me saying I should settle down and get a union job or some security… F@%k that, I live my own life and I will continue to do the one thing I truly love which is make music. I refuse to be a robot of society waking up every day to the monotony of a day job. They say do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. I give my music every ounce of energy I got but I always walk away feeling refreshed. To all the young artists out there, don’t let ANYBODY knock your dreams. Pursue them til your dying day. Together we can make peace, live in harmony and be free.”

Stay tuned for more on Mikey Shyne, this is definitely an artist you want to keep an eye on!

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Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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Be Enchanted By Renée Ruth’s Fascinating Cover Of “Creep”

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get ready for a musical treat! With a background as a university professor, Renée Ruth will leave you speechless when you hear her fascinating cover of Radiohead’s classic hit “Creep, which is a masterpiece of its own.

Say goodbye to the rockish guitars of the original version, and prepare to be moved by the hauntingly beautiful sounds of the piano and violin. Not to mention, the raw emotions conveyed through Renée Ruth’s powerful vocals will take your breath away too.

Available for streaming on Bandcamp, “Creep” is featured on her most recent 4-track EP.

Certainly, this material showcases her versatility as a singer/songwriter, effortlessly covering a broad spectrum of themes.

Moreover, one thing that sets this EP apart is the epic and cinematic vibe that runs throughout each and every tune of her authorship. Thereby achieving a connection with your innermost feelings.

Listen to “Creep” right here.

In the past few years, Renée Ruth has proved to be a dedicated artist with a visionary spirit. She truly shines when bringing her music to life on stage and her passion for live performance elevates her work to new heights.

Overall, this rendition of “Creep” as well as other compositions can transport you to the heart of fictional movie-like stories. Without hesitation, I can confidently say she has the power to fully engage you in her melodic realm.

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NJaM’s “Glitch” Brings Freshness To The Alternative Pop Scene

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Meet NJaM, a talented 18-year-old musician, who is taking the music world by storm. He has received a GRAMMY® certificate for his work as a trumpet player on the nominated album ‘Crayon Kids.’ Nowadays, he has shifted his focus from playing for others to making his own jams.

For instance, a testament to his musical prowess is his recent single “Glitch. Sure enough, he will catch your attention with a mix of unusual drum beats, distorted electric guitars, and panned vocals.

In a broader sense, the way he propels the alternative side of Pop completely deviates from the current mainstream stuff, which strengthens the overall impact of his original creations. Additionally, NJaM effectively expresses the feeling of unease and discomfort depicted in the lyrics.

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Beyond any doubt, he pushes the limits of creativity and takes inspiration from unconventional Indie artists such as Khai Dreams and Rex Orange County. As a result, the home recording techniques and the Lo-Fi aesthetics he introduces through “Glitch” would be hard to classify into a specific genre since everything he does is unique and not heard elsewhere.

At the end of the day, the youthful generation of virtuosos like NJaM prioritizes individuality and emotional truthfulness in their art.

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Maithili Raelle Unveils The Magic Of Falling In Love With New Song

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Pop sensation Maithili Raelle shares her latest song, “Falling For You. With catchy beats and funky guitar licks, this fresh single guarantees to get everyone moving and grooving.

She has loved music since she was a kid. On the other hand, Maithili Raelle has been trained in classical Hindi rhythms and she’s a big fan of Bollywood + the 80s and 70s Pop era. For her, writing songs is like a way to connect with people and their feelings.

Most importantly, she’s not about to change who she is to fit in. Indeed, she’s proud of her heritage and her diverse background, her mom is from India, and her dad is from Uganda.

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Interestingly, through “Falling For You” she delves into the emotions you experience when you’re head over heels for someone special. The whole jam perfectly conveys the happiness that comes with being in love, and perhaps the butterflies in the stomach too.

Lately, she’s creating a significant buzz on the Internet with her original sound and is set for great success. Her exceptional ability to hit high and low notes with power will leave you captivated and wanting more…

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