Indie Artist Spotlight: Disconnected

When you listen to the Indonesian band, Disconnected, one thing is immediately evident: these guys rock! What is not so evident is that their muse is a certain U.S. based pop princess. “We love Katy Perry,” said guitarist PJ Panji Muhammad with a laugh. Arie Ardiansyah (voc/guitar), Yuda Sarjana (bass) and Decil Christianto (drums) formed…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Ira Perez

I first discovered Ira Perez while I was eating a BLT at a Farmer’s Market. After listening for a few minutes, I was captivated by her voice and her music. Even bacon couldn’t pry my eyes away from this musical phenom. “If I could have it my way, I’d want everyone’s first impression of me…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Mónica Albán

Mónica Albán could easily coast on her good looks. However, this Columbian beauty prefers to acquire music industry success the old-fashioned way – by working hard. “I don’t have a problem with using sexuality,” Albán said. “But I do believe it must be a secondary aspect of an artist. It should never be more important…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Gisele Scales

Australia-based violinist Gisele Scales describes her sound as colorful, happy, inspiring, electro rock pop. Her brand of genre-defying electric violin dance music will not only move your body, it will also challenge your mind. She tackles serious issues such as global warming and world peace in songs such as Green and Can U Love 1…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Asleep in Transit

Irina Buzdugan seeks world domination. Don’t worry. She’s not planning on overthrowing the world’s governments. Instead, the 18-year-old singer wants all inhabitants of Earth to become fans of her band Asleep in Transit. “Music is the universal language,” says Irina. “And once you are able to speak this language with profound passion and conviction, you…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Ihsan Bilal

For Ihsan Bilal, music has always been a passion. The Moreno Valley, California native first expressed her musical talent at the age of six. She wrote songs and performed them with her four younger siblings. They were often called the modern day Jackson 5. Over the years, Ihsan and her family won many talent shows. She…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Miri

Miri is not your typical pop-diva. She doesn’t need outrageous costumes or tabloid stories to fuel her career. Her music speaks for itself. Miri’s stunning debut album, Canvas, (available on iTunes) takes listeners on an aural journey filled with smooth grooves, hypnotic beats, and angelic vocals. Currently writing and recording new material for an upcoming…