Artist Interview: Jonathan Dimond & The Jewel Of India

Jonathan Dimond

Words: Matt Innes

The journey of multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Dimond has taken him from his hometown of Brisbane to Boston and the far reaches of India in pursuit of a beautiful musical union.

Commanding control of the six-string electric bass, trombone and tabla, Jonathan has brought together his foundations in Western classical and jazz with the intricate compositions of Northern Indian classical music.

It has been a path he has trod since first becoming enamoured with the rhythms and improvisational possibilities of Northern Indian classical music in the early ‘90s.

A Love Letter To Philadelphia By J Strong

J Strong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the bottom of the ghetto to the million dollars homes, from Gino to Jim’s Steaks – I love my city.

I can remember me and brother going to Armand’s Records to buy new music for our Friday & Saturday night $1 parties, then we'd hit the clothes for a few pieces. If you know about Philly, then you'll know The Net, Dr Denim, & Distante’s were all the hot spots to buy clothes.

Artist Interview: J Strong

J Strong

Words: Matt Innes

MADCAP Records Australia has recently signed Philadelphia rapper J Strong to its ever-growing family of independent artists.

J Strong brings with him a smooth and contemporary sound, producing modern hip hop embedded with a strong R&B sensibility.

His production style has been called unique among his peers and elders in the hip hop scene, and has credits for tracks on labels from Def Jam to Arista.

J Strong possesses a hip hop heritage that puts him in a rare pedigree as an artist, having grown up in the thick of the Philly street scene that saw him chilling with the likes of Will 'Fresh Prince' Smith and Jazzy Jeff.

Here we get to know a little more about J Strong as an artist and a person.

Mergatroyd Unveil EP Artwork

'Splitting Hemispheres'

Brisbane heavy rock act MERGATROYD have unveiled the artwork for their upcoming EP, ‘Splitting Hemispheres’.

MERGATROYD signed to MADCAP Records earlier this year and the anticipation is high for this release.

Brisbane Heavy Rock Act MERGATROYD Sign With MADCAP Records

Mergatroyd

Last week, MADCAP Records Australia announced the signing of Brisbane heavy rock band, MERGATROYD to the label.


This latest addition represents the first entry of a heavy rock act into out catalogue and we couldn’t be happier to have them on-board.


MERGATROYD is a quintet comprised of Darryl Young on vocals and guitar, Aaron Karney on guitar, Mick Maduna on bass and Rhys Edwards on drums.

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