HEAR: Cosmic Dance | OTR, Jones – “Heat Of The Sun”


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“Heat of the Sun” by OTR and JONES is an upbeat, cosmic dance track with clever synths and hypnotic beats. We are excited to see these two team up and deliver an outstanding dance track! Check out the song and read full release below:

OTR teams up with acclaimed UK artist JONES on “Heat of the Sun,” his first new single since 2020.Boasting an explosion of dreamy synths and polished percussion, the sparkling track showcases the scope of emotion as well as meticulous attention to detail that elevates OTR’s work. With her smooth, sultry vocals, JONES hints at the warm, unforgettable summer nights that lie on the other side of winter as OTR unveils a drop that, as he describes, “cures sadness.” Listen to “Heat of the Sun,” which was released by Astralwerks today, HERE. View the official video HERE.

“I wrote the initial idea while experimenting with some analog synths during lockdown,” recalls Ryan Chadwick, the onetime aerospace engineer-turned-producer known as OTR. “It wasn’t until my visit to London when JONES was able to add her unique charm that the track transformed into what it is today. It reminds me of the togetherness summer brings.”

The official video for “Heat of the Sun” follows a vibrant young woman with a joie de vivre that carries her through a series of events, eventually bringing her to the start of a pivotal new relationship. Throughout the day, she senses a mysterious, ethereal presence as time and reality blur in a world created by director Kevin Clark (Finneas, Between Friends). View the video, which was produced by Emily Truong, HERE.

OPINION PIECE: Grammy’s = Shammy’s – They Could Be Better


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The Grammys Could Be Better

In a day and age where a plethora of good, great, awesome music exists we’re forced to believe that the best music is lauded by the the Academy’s voting members whom are all involved in the creative and technical processes of recording and then participate in (1) the nominating process that determines the five finalists in each category (2) the final voting process which determines the GRAMMY winners. While we know that there is more that exists beyond the Grammy Awards that music is negated, ignored, and marginalized largely by the Academy. They want us to believe that they vote for albums based on artistic quality but if you watch the Grammys, you know “album sales or chart position” seem to help far more than actual artistic quality.

Rather than just bash the Academy and the Grammy Awards I offer some advice that I feel could benefit the awards show and the Academy.

1. Offer more categories honoring more than just mainstream music genres
2. Do your research! There are hundreds if not thousands of good albums out there that could be awarded. Take the time to comb through these artists that have worked tirelessly to produce and release incredible music.
3. Expand the academy
4. Get rid of the new best artist category because nearly all the artists in this category have been working for YEARS. Change it to “new artist just discovered you because you charted or sold albums”
5. Change the rules for entry so that more artists can be included

I am sure there is more that could be changed so we would love to hear what our readers have to say.

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