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Jesse Eplan

Performer and producer Jesse Eplan hooks up with Da Last Phoenix and Kfedey on his latest single/music video “Ecstasy.”

Originally from New York, Jesse made big waves when he released two banging LPs while attending the University of Tampa: Trap Harmony, released in 2017, followed a year later by Purple Wave, along with collaborating with Famous Dex and Kontraversy. Two prior hot releases, Player and “Bakwoods,” cemented Jesse’s claim to fame as the real deal.

Da Last Phoenix, aka Phoenix, is straight out of Brooklyn. …


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MIchael Day

Los Angeles-based writer, producer, and director Michael Day wrote and produced last year’s popular trilogy Rogue Warfare, which took over the top spot on Netflix’s weekly rankings.

Prior to that, he worked with former members of The Groundlings, directing 49 episodes of a sketch based news show, entitled The News Tank. His most recent project, Sisters, which he wrote and directed, is presently streaming on Amazon Prime.

Pop Off spoke with Michael Day to find out how he got started, who his favorite director is, the inspiration for Sisters, and what quality sets a director apart.

How did you get…


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Elektragaaz — ‘The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing Part 1’

Meet Elektragaaz, the instrumental group merging elements of electronic music, hip-hop, rock, club, techno, pop, dance, film noir, comic books, and video games.

Led by the enigmatic Frisian composer Poppo Redband, aka Redband, who because of his synesthesia perceives music as colors, while also hearing it, Elektragaaz recently released their debut EP, The Synaesthetic Picture Show Now Playing Part 1.

Along with Redband, other contributors include Tom McCaffrey, Mathew Muntz, Kathy Sheppard, Mike Nolan, Jasper Shogo Dutz, Kate Amrine, and Josh Henderson. …


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Highway Natives | Photo: Josh Risch

Americana outfit Highway Natives released “Bad News” a short while ago, a track/lyric video conjuring up early Allman Brothers, The Black Crowes, and savors of the fictional band Stillwater in Almost Famous, along with tinctures of Poco, only more muscular and vibrant.

Talking about the song, the band says, “‘Bad News’ is one of the first Highway Natives’ songs, so it will always be special to us. The feeling of playing this song is what helped cement our sound and put us on our path. It’s a high energy song that people seem to love singing along to, as much…


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Kalen Chase

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kalen Chase unleashes his cover of Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy.”

By way of explanation, Kalen shares, “I am not sure if Marcy Playground’s Sex And Candy came out at the height of the 90’s alt rock scene, but I am positive that it came out at the the height of my hormone-driven adolescence. I loved the song, the surreal music video and the way it sounded so different. I’ve always wanted to cover it but so many others had. Then I started thinking… the original version is so backwards in the sense of what the song…


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Zoe Scott — ‘My Cherie Amour’

Zoe Scott recently released the music video of her cover of Stevie Wonder’s famous song, “My Cherie Amour,” a track from her album, Shades of Love.

Zoe shares, “I grew up singing My Cherie Amour as a young girl, one of my all time favorite songs and I loved the idea of being a My Cherie Amour one day!I was with my producer at the Motown Grammy party when I heard Stevie Wonder sing My Cherie Amour. I turned to my producer and said if I can sing that song I’ll go to Rio. …


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Marvin Etzioni

Grammy-winning record producer, Grammy-nominated songwriter Marvin Etzioni recently released the music video for “Love Letter To Democracy,” a standalone single following on the heels of his album What’s the Mood of the Country Now?, featuring Sy Smith.

A stripped-down, gorgeous, starkly emotional song, “Love Letter To Democracy” poses significant questions about America, questions Marvin’s been contemplating and exploring for a long time, all while writing, recording, and performing music since the ’70s, when he piloted the band Model, followed by going solo in 1980. …


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Rough Minds

Rough Minds, the brainchild of Uruguay’s pop-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Josema Ganz, unwraps the music video for “Songs Out Loud.”

Produced by the renowned Stuart Epps, whose work with Led Zeppelin, George Harrison, Oasis, Elton John, and Paul Weller, along with a vast array of other British mammoth-artists, “Songs Out Loud” offers “Invasion music with a modern soul.”

Originally from Uruguay, Ganz seizes the Merseybeat and boom beat of Liverpool and blends it seamlessly with the delicious textures of Oasis into dazzling music echoing the captivating melodies, unwavering rhythms, infectious choruses, and immaculate lyrics or the ’60s and ’90s purveyors…


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ISLE | Photo: Stefanie De Beurs

Netherlands-based dream-pop duo ISLE introduces their single “Lone Wolf,” a song lifted from their forthcoming album, slated for release later this year.

Speaking about the song, ISLE shares, “‘Lone Wolf’ is an expression of light-hearted self-mockery, voiced through a dreamy song with an animated electro-acoustic arrangement.”

Made up of Lise Low and Arjan De Wit, ISLE offers introspective hues, innovative cashmere textures, and wistful soundscapes for life’s dreamers, i.e., those seeking to influence the world with splashes of halcyon beauty.

Their name — ISLE — mirrors a constantly shifting imaginary realm they call “ISLE,” a domain inhabited by tranquil melodies…


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Robert Eberle — ‘Gone Goin’’

New York-based singer-songwriter Robert Eberle releases “Gone Goin’” a song mirroring the distress of losing a lover you don’t want to get away from — the anguish of reluctance.

A multi-instrumentalist — keyboards and guitar — Robert wrote and engineered the track with help from Colton Lava, who handled mixing and mastering. In addition, “Gone Goin’” features the talent of Ben Templeman, aka Ben T.

A native of Long Island, Robert began performing live while still a toddler, singing with the band Iridesense. By the age of 12, he was writing original music. …

Randall Radic

Randy Radic is a former super model who succumbed to the ravages of time and age. Totally bereft of talent, he took up writing “because anyone can do it.”

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