Majin: Highlighting Edmonton Artists

Going with the stage name Majin, He continues his dream of being a musician. Based on the word imagine, Majin continues that passion for music and music’s inherent ability to bring the world to life. He carved out a stage name to bring to light all of the aspects he wants to show off to the world.

Featuring Philip Serino; Love. Family. Music.

Love is the basis of Philip Serino’s music. A love for music, a love for his audience, and a love for his family; all combine into his sound. With family at the foundation of music, he was a part of a musical community from a very young age. Growing up in a family of worship leaders, he was always surrounded by music and music lovers. Music was always something larger than life.

Bringing Elegance to Your Playlist; Top Ten Orchestral Covers

There’s something simplistic and yet so complex about instrumental music. Within an orchestra, there are several diverse instruments such as woodwind, brass, percussion, and string. Each of them adds their own sound to the overall melody of the song. There’s something elegant about orchestral music, even the word orchestral is in itself elegant. Below are some orchestral covers to spice up your date night. These will add a pop of fun and a bit of elegance.

Disney and Dreams; Covering Sleeping Beauty

Second only to Dumbo (who doesn’t speak at all), Aurora had the least lines of any Disney Movie lead. The princess spoke less than 20 lines in the whole film. As the voice of Princess Aurora, Mary Costa became entwined with the character. Regardless of the lack of lines, when the audience does hear her voice especially for the songs she sings, it’s majestic. Trying to decide which specific song to highlight is almost as difficult as the fairy godmother’s trying to decide whether Aurora’s dress should be pink or blue. The scenes where the two fairies couldn’t agree on whether the dress should be pink or blue is inspired by the filmmaker’s own indecision on the dress’s colour. The iconic song of Sleeping Beauty is “Once Upon a Dream” is the focus of our article. Enjoy these amazing covers!

Epic Piano Arrangements; A Feature on Rhaeide

There’s something simply classic and elegant about a piano. However classical doesn’t mean old or boring, as many see classical or orchestral music. It’s energetic. It’s subtle. It’s powerful. It’s elegant. As an instrument, the piano brings an emphasizing power and subtle gentleness to each and every note.

That’s exactly what the pianist, Alvaro Arizcun, is known for. Online he’s known as Rhaeide. 

Veronica Pineapples; Profile of Local Edmonton Musician

For many people, music is a way to cope through rough times. There’s music for when you’re heartbroken, for when you’re mourning, for when you’re angry. For Veronica Pineapple, that’s the main aspect of music for her. If she went through anything hard music is there for her. She wants to be there for people in the same way.

Disney and Dreams: Covering Tarzan

The man behind the Tarzan soundtrack is Phil Collins. He was the main guy throughout the film arranging, composing and singing the songs. Other musicians that also contributed to the soundtrack include Mark Mancina, Glenn Close, Rosie O’Donnell, and Paul Bogaev. Together, they provided a gorgeous soundtrack with the voice of Phil Collins throughout. Phil Collins brings in some deep and heavy emotions into the lyrics and the movie itself. 

Simlish Cover Songs

The songs they play from Sims 2 onward mimic the songs of our world but in Simlish or Sims English. So it’s seriously weird because it’s songs in a gibberish language. But they’re good.

Metal Christmas Songs

Just because you’re a metalhead doesn’t mean that you can’t like Christmas music. Here’s a list of metal Christmas Covers to bring a moshpit to the holidays. 

Retail Christmas Music; It’s not all bad?

A Consumer Reports survey, reports that 90% of respondents noted something that stressed them out over the holiday season. While it wasn’t the top complaint, Christmas music was on the list with 23% of people saying it was their chief complaint. That is after crowds and long lines (68%), gaining weight (37%), getting into debt…

GameboyJones; A Rapper of the Geek Genre

Austin Jones is a musician based in Kent, Ohio. Starting his music career on YouTube in 2016, he’s quickly made a name for himself as a rapper in a rather nerdy genre. Ever wanted to hear a rap about My Hero Academia, or Black Panther, or Star Wars, or Cup Head? Geeky and nerdy raps are right up his alley.

Leigh & Liam

  ‘Rose coloured lenses’ is one of Leigh’s favourite musical memories. They travelled to Paris to perform the song on the lawn just in front of the Eiffel tower, making a gorgeous backdrop and ambiance for the music video. “It was a whirlwind trip. We only had one day in Paris, and we carried all…

Musical Gender-Bending

Gender-bending is switching the original gender of something to a different gender. This style is used for quite a lot within fandoms, artistry, music, nearly every form of creativity can use gender-bending in some way or form including cover songs.

While We Wait For Season 4……

Rick and Morty is a science fiction animation for an adult audience. The whole show is satirical and cynical. It’s described as a dark comedy that makes complete sense. Rick and Morty takes seriously dark and solemn topics and jokes about them. It’s a show that will make you laugh about the universe is meaningless,…

JackSepticeye Drum Covers

You’ve heard about Jack Septiceye, also known as Seán William McLoughlin. Then I’m sure you’ve heard about his drum covers, which are honestly fantastic.

His channel has over 12 billion views and 24 million subscribers and is ranked as the most-subscribed channel in Ireland. Though, are you aware that he is also a drummer?

Are John Cage’s Works Really Music?

Growing up, I often heard the argument against modern art (including music) that it wasn’t “real art”. But what is “real art”? What is “real music”? That answer is going to be different depending on whom you ask.

Covering the Animal Crossing Theme

Animal Crossing New Horizons was one of the happy moments of the Pandemic. It brought people together and brought them joy in one of the bleakest circumstances.

Songs in the Style of Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing characters have a very distinct audio in their vocals. There are three languages in Animal Crossing; Animalese, Bebebese, and the ever awkward Silence. These languages make the animal crossing universe distinct from other ‘.

When speaking animalese, their vocals are similar to the sims but it’s sped up and high pitched. You can understand to a certain degree what is being said but it’s faster and higher. When speaking Bebebese, it’s a collection of beeps which is primarily used by villagers in both Wild World and City Folk.

What did you say? Bad Lip Reading

The creator took inspiration from lip reading and the deaf community as he had to learn to read lips. His mother, a musician as well, went deaf in her 40’s requiring her to become an expert lip reader out of necessity much to the amazement of her son. Unfortunately, when he started, BLR was terrible at lip reading, getting misread messages much like his bad lip reading videos.  

Bad lip reading video is a comedic type performance taking the world by storm with over 991,823,564 views since 2011. The first Bad Lip Reading video released spoofing Rebecca Black’s song “Friday”, titled “Gang Fight”.  One of them even had Mark Hamill as a guest star. 

IT Remade Beyond the Movies; Pennywise Cover Songs

It’s been a year since the release of It: Chapter two completing the remake of the It Franchise. Within the It franchise, Pennywise makes a reappearance every 27 years. Granted Switching Styles is bringing you some remakes of our own choice merely a year later.

YouTuber Remixes; Jacksepticeye

Artists such as Schmoyoho, and Day by Dave have taken their love of JackSepticeye, and music combining them into remixes. Below is a compiled list of these fantastic remixes for your listening pleasure. 

Concerns Elevate Regarding Live Music According to Data

Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn’t be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed.

Animal Crossing Crosses into Music With Island Tunes

Animal Crossing is a Nintendo Game taking the world by storm. Of course, there’s always a musical element to it. Within the game and outside of it, there are several examples of musical inspirations. Within the game play itself, you’re able to create music.