Callia Bara

Callia Bara from Montreal, Quebec Canada is a songwriter, vocalist, and a pianist. She grow up loving music and even taught herself how to play the piano. She says her musical style utilizes big, industrial dance synths and metal drums, mixed with heart and soul, and slow, Sade-like mysterious rock. I love her song 54 its fun, kinda deep house style and she brings the passion to the music with her voice. She has many tracks ranging from dance, Jazz, to acoustic piano solo with vocals. She has a bright future in music industry and she is working with big names like The Weekend.

Her Influences
Freddie Mercury, Nadia Ali, Cher, Chet Baker, Peaches, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Marilyn Monroe, Janis Joplin, Theda Bara, Kenneth Anger, Anthony Kiedis, Marilyn Manson, Gloria Estefan, Leonard Cohen, Jimmi Hendrix, Madonna, Beyonce, The Weeknd, Drake, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Amy Winehouse, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West, Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris, Aerosmith, Prince, The Rolling Stones, KISS, U2, Lana Del Rey, Lady GaGa, Jay Z, Schubert, Whitesnake, Mickey Avalon, Ennio Morricone, Charles Bradley, Aloe Blacc, Def Leppard, Glass Candy, Iggy Pop, Jack White, Jessica Rabbit, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Luciano Pavarotti, Jim Morrison

CALLIA – Rolling Stone (The Weeknd Acoustic Cover)

Music & Lyrics by The Weeknd
Piano & vocals by CALLIA


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Bastille feat. Ella – No Angels (TLC vs the XX) (2013)

Here’s a track for music you might if Missed Monday that is actually a more recent release earlier this year. The track is a cover of the famous TLC track, No Scrubs, along with some of the sweet sounds of The XX.

The song is weird. It’s definitely a darker take on the original pop song by TLC. You’ll notice some sound bites at the beginning and the end of the song. If they sound familiar or you’re wondering where they are from you might recognize them from the original Hitchcock thriller movie, Psycho.

Give it a listen and let me know if you prefer the original or if you are kind of digging this new take on the 90’s jam.

ViZion the best prospects to come out of Barbados since Rihanna.

ViZion is a rapper and a great song writer from the Caribbeans that has a exciting new version of urban music. Growing up he had a real passion for dancehall and reggae music. His favorite artist were Sizzla, Bounty Killer and Bob and Damian Marley. Later in life ViZion went to a boarding school in Canada where he fell in love with artists like Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Nas. That’s when he started developing his own style of hip-hop. I like him for his lyrics and he sounds very clean on the auto tune. ViZion is with out a doubt one of the hottest rising stars out of Barbados, one might say one of the most exciting young prospects to come out of Barbados since Rihanna.

ViZion – Girl I Need You (Dream or Die)

ViZion – Gone

Ludovin – Nice sound for the right ear.

Ok So Ludovin is one of the artist that’s a required taste. He kinda reminds me of Owl City as far a rhythm and theme of some of his songs. He is a Swedish producer and composer well known for his work on US TV sitcoms theme songs Happy Endings, Community, and New Girl, as well as collaborating with Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) album Camp. I’m guessing they know each other because they both write for tv shows. Anyway Ludovin music might sound a little silly at times making songs about a squirrel and why he is so happy, but doesn’t mean he isn’t musically talented. I am a fan of his produced beats and believe if he finds his style and make it a little “cooler” he might have a future in the music industry. Comment below would love to hear what you think. Here you can download Ludovin Alubm EP.

Ludovin – Another One

Ludovin – So Happy

Nikki Williams- Rising Pop Starlet

I’m a sucker for good pop music so I’m always looking for who we could be hearing on the radio next month, Nikki Williams could be that pop star. Nikki Williams is another one of those singers who spent a lot of time writing music for other artists and makes the transition into becoming a performer herself. Other artists that took similar paths were Ke$ha, Neyo, and former sick new music artist Sia.

Nikki Williams co-wrote the hit song for Demi Lovato, Heart Attack. What’s strange about that connection is that Nikki Williams has a similar look and sound. Her sound also reminds me of Cascada. When you hear Nikki Williams talk you might be confused by her accent. Her accent comes from growing up in South Africa before moving to Nashville at age 16.

Another interesting fact that I have to mention is that she was married and recently got a divorce from Nicolas Cage’s son.

The song that is getting her a lot of attention right now is titled Glowing. It’s got a lot of electronic dance influence which should make it a popular track for hearing at a club or getting remixed by other artists. Give it a listen and let me know if you like her sound.