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Catching Up With Italian Composer, Producer And Arranger Vittorio Iue`

Italian composer, producer and arranger Vittorio Iuè has been working within the music industry since 1986. Pushing for the advancement of music everywhere ever since, he’s been a big name in the Italian live concert scene from the late 80s up to the early 90s, mixing various genres masterfully. Now, he’s in Los Angeles, starting a brand new venture with the Funky Party Festival, but who exactly is Vittorio Iuè? With a career spanning 35 years, collaborations with a plethora of incredible artists and even performing in front of the Pope, Vittorio has accomplished more than most. Despite that, he comes from humble beginnings, hunting for work all over Italy as a budding music composer and producer. Eventually he’d find his big break making music for Italian channel Rai, and this would propel him forward to fully discover his passion for music. Originally specializing in scoring soundtracks for TV shows and films, Vittorio’s love for music would push him to learn more and expand on his style. He’d take in influences from various different sources, slowly building up a solid library of sounds and styles that he’d make great use of in his various different projects. His love for music would extend to art from other artists, leading to Vittorio establishing his very own music label in FunkySworfi. Using his vast network of connections, he’s been able to establish relations with many different underground Italian and American artist, propping them up and acting as an example for them. Vittorio is also well known and highly regarded for his willingness to pick up on new tricks. As an artist, he’s always had a fascination with the latest versions of music production software and DAWs, taking great interest in utilizing them to their fullest potential. He incorporates a lot of this into his own work, resulting in some phenomenal ambient pieces.
Vittorio is looking to push the Funky Party Festival, an outdoor music event where he performs live music set to take place during the Summer in Los Angeles, California. It’s all set to be a huge live event featuring vocal samples of famed artists such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, and Aretha Franklin, all trigged during his live music performance. On top of that, Vittorio also has several other projects in the works, though the artist remained tight-lipped on his future endeavors. Iuè is currently scoring Damon Jamal’s latest film. He’s also a resident as a producer and composer at Arcane Global Media in Hollywood. However, for a performer and artist of his pedigree, we’re sure it won’t be long before he’s back announcing his next big project. About music releases, Iuè is working with Andronic Music in Los Angeles with his franchise “Relaxing in the City,” an ambient music project for meditation and relaxation. He has already released four tracks, reaching half a million streams on Spotify and other digital stores. Also, he is collaborating with composer Dom Capuano to score several projects, including “CBS Sports NFL and PGA Golf 2022”, “MADNESS 2022”, and Hulu series – “Catfish: The TV Show 2022”. In addition, Iuè joined Capuano on the soundtrack of “A Wall Away,” previously titled “MyCorona,” a film directed by Phil Gorn for Amazon Prime. So, turn up the volume and stay tuned; some wonderful music is coming your way!


Ashley Puckett Holds Nothing Back on “Tequila”

A woozy, dazed quality emerges on Ashley Puckett’s yearning “Tequila”. From the slide guitar to the gritty storytelling it all works. She manages to make this rather captivating world one that feels doubly refreshing. Everything about her delivery adds to the inherent beauty of the piece. Rhythms go for a looseness ensuring that every single detail gets accentuated with percussion that works on an emotional level. Best of all the riffs have a dreamy disposition for there is this sense of pure longing that defines the work.

She holds nothing back and right from the beginning it has its own sense of purpose. A groove has an unsteadiness to it, perfectly embodying what a lot of tequila might do to a person. This, on top of the lustful glances that she brings into the fray, further adds to the romantic quality of the work. Volume adds to this for the piece virtually works itself into an outright crescendo. Many different parts of the group makes sure to intermingle creating this vast expanse of territory, the kind of thing that feels quite potent. For the final stretch of the mix the song seemingly tapers off, allowing for a gradual letdown of that kinetic energy, with her voice continuing to lead the way all until the very final moments.

“Tequila” has a tenderness to it, for Ashley Puckett makes sure to touch upon the very essence of what it means to truly want.

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Valid and Stretch Money share bouncy single, “Sentimental”

Detroit heavyweights Valid and Stretch Money have shared a bouncy new single called “Sentimental”. With nearly a million streams worldwide, historic collaborations, and songs that have impacted the city of Detroit, solo artists Valid & Stretch Money have joined forces to release “Sentimental”. Executive produced by platinum-credited Grammy Award-winning DJ Head of Shady Records and Grammy-Award- winning engineer Anthony Rizzo. “Sentimental” is sure to turn heads and surprise the core audience of both MCs. Their latest track is an all-out affair of vivid sonics, infectious vocals, and versatile songwriting that blends influences from 80’s electropop, hip-hop and more, making for a joint that provides heavy replay value while keeping things authentic throughout.

“Sentimental” demonstrates much poise and focus in its songwriting, demonstrated throughout catchy rap verses that pair smoothly with a sharply-crafted chorus. Valid, Stretch Money, and Kerr sound natural and effortless atop Cross’ vivid production, as they ride the synth-laden, bouncy beat with ease. “Sentimental” is a track that can suit a wide range of moods and settings, as well as appeal to a broad audience of listeners, and it makes for a diverse and refreshing offering. Take a listen to “Sentimental” below and tap in with these Detroit emcees.

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