Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Loudini Interviews Down On Maddy (Patrick Kleven)

For light to stream in, there must be darkness.

It’s a credo indie producer/multi-instrumentalist Patrick Kleven lives and creates by through the dream funk project Down On Maddy. To produce this cryptic and cathartic music, Patrick has had to confront loneliness, demons, and his tumultuous past. With Down On Maddy’s debut, he brings listeners light by sharing the passage through darkness.

“I hope the vulnerability in this music helps others accept and transcend their shadow sides,” says the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based artist.

Down On Maddy mines enigmatic groove music swathed in majestic synth ambience, funky guitar, rugged beats, and infectious rubbery basslines. The project’s name exudes a mysteriousness that conjures images of the high school “it” girl (Maddy), while it also alludes to the madness in our world. Down On Maddy evokes the immersive qualities and ambitious arrangements of Pink Floyd, Yeasayer, The Doors, and MGMT.

In 2016, Patrick quit his job and the busy world and headed out to an isolated lake house in the North Woods of Wisconsin to put down in music what had been swirling in his head. There alone, in profound introspection, he fought the siren of perfectionism. “It was a grind. I pushed through by embracing the extreme clarity and stillness of the surroundings,” shares Patrick.

The eponymous album traverses funk, reggae, new wave, dub, and trippy psychedelic textures. Throughout the album, Patrick’s vocals shift from hip-hop tinged flow to mellowed-out soulful singing.

The album opens with a frenetic palette cleanser for your mind. It helps you prepare for the album’s first official track, the electro-tinged soul of “Wake Yourself.” “That song is a message to myself to stay away from the darkness closing in and stay awake and aware of my inner light and the hopeful message that was struggling to emerge,” shares Patrick.

From that song, the album has almost a backwards flow, revealing the shadowy sides of Patrick’s life prior to his transformation. The slinky “Rendezvous” reflects on complexities of being the other man in an infidelity tryst. The rugged urban bump of “Too Fast, Too Slow” is a sensual party anthem. On “Perfect Future,” Patrick is obtusely autobiographical with his message about the justice system.

Down On Maddy will perform live in 2017 with a program of appearances throughout the United States. Next year, Patrick will reconvene at the lake house to tackle Down On Maddy’s follow-up album which he promises will be conceptual and theatrical. Reflecting back on the lessons Down On Maddy has taught him thus far, Patrick says: “I’ve learned waking yourself up takes a lot of hard work. This album is part of my search and my truth. I hope by sharing it with people I can spread happiness."

Links for Down on Maddy

Link to new single "Titania"

Loudini Interviews Jetty Rae

Jetty Rae is a singer-songwriter based out of Northern Michigan. Jetty has been singing, touring, and recording for the since 2005. While living in Hawaii for two years, she became inspired and picked up the guitar and made many friends, which led to her first regular gigs at a place called “Dirty Jakes.” Jetty would play facing the ocean, as she recalls one time a man was so at peace while she was playing he fell asleep in his bar stool. While in Hawaii, she also joined the rap and hip-hop group Soul Chronicle, and toured the Hawaiian Islands, as well as mainland China with them. Her short stint with Soul Chronicle opened up other doors for her to record with other hip-hop groups such as The S.O.G. crew. With her first experiences in the studio under her belt, Jetty left the Independent hip-hop world for a more organic, folk sound.

She began writing her first album Blackberries (LP 2007) and borrowed the money from her Grandma to get her first album recorded, mastered, and replicated. Her first album opened the door for Jetty to tour Northern Michigan at numerous festivals, and venues: Traverse City Film Festival, The Cherry Festival, and Blissfest to name a few.

Shortly thereafter she has been honing her craft something she says she “wasn’t naturally talented with,” in numerous concert dates ranging from Fort Worth, to LA, Chicago and Brooklyn.

In November 2009 she released Nobody, an EP, which she recorded in Nashville. Slowly but surely Jetty Rae’s voice has begun to make ripples in this congested but exciting independent music world. She won the JetBlue T5 contest through ourstage.com, in which she was sent to New York and performed at JetBlue’s new Terminal 5 at JFK.

Jetty has also been noticed by MTV.com’s “Needle In The Haystack.” Her song “I Love You,” was selected for a free download of the week. They also featured an interview with her in their blog.

She has opened for Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jay Buchanan, Juana Molina, Joey + Rory and many more. She even shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan and Miranda Lambert at Lilith Fair in Detroit.

Jetty's highly anticipated album "Drowning in Grain" was produced and recorded entirely by Jetty. She was inspired to take audio recording classes after becoming dissatisfied with her lack of control in her previous projects. She was inspired by the do-it yourself-ness by the likes of Imogen Heap, and Aimee Mann.

Jetty's 5th album, "Climbing Clouds", mixes stories of sorrow and triumph into a 6 song EP. Her Christmas album "More than December" mixes some traditional favorites with two original tracks, while her latest project, "Pen Pals" is a collaboration inspired by the end of the summer season.

Her influences include Jennifer Knapp, Brandi Carlile, Cat Power, Ray Lamontagne, Lauryn Hill, Patty Griffin, and many more. If you’ve been to a Jetty Rae show you can agree to the fact that song-writing is her true forte, but how she marries her words to her voice and melodies is a thing to see. She has power, and restraint in her voice—the ability to pull at your heart strings delicately like in “Blink of an Eye.” On the other hand she also possesses the power to awaken a passion, a fight in all of us when she really belts it. Her hopes are to eventually start a label for independent artists like herself—that will empower artists to start where they are. She is hoping to give them the tools, studio time, experience, and resources they need to succeed in making great art.

Her aims are not to become a millionaire, or well-known, but rather to evoke a change—that is much more powerful than herself. “It doesn’t matter if I am playing for ten people, or a thousand people—it’s that one person who is touched, that one person who doesn’t feel alone anymore. That’s the power of music..and that’s why I do this.”

Friday, February 24, 2017

Loudini Interviews Richard Lynch

You’d be hard-pressed to find a musician as authentic as Richard Lynch, whose traditional country music fully embodies his hay-raising, farm-dwelling lifestyle. An all-American, blue collar country man, Lynch has poured his heart and soul into the countless chart-topping hits he and his band have produced. His music is 100% real country, evoking some of the great classics who influenced him, like Keith Whitley. Conway Twitty, and George Strait. For three decades and counting, Lynch has written, sung, and performed his songs with passion and dedication, building himself up into an independent country music sensation. While his musical roots are grounded in pure country, his songs also showcase elements of western swing, rockabilly and outlaw country. 

Living the life he sings about is what gives Richard Lynch the edge as a singer/songwriter. Richard is a hard working, personification of pure country. He is a designer and builder of amazing barns, and as should be expected, he is an American farmer. His everyday life and paying his musical dues by performing at 100's of events & shows a year, all across the country, is that which shaped him into a one-of-a-kind performer. Richard's style is true and it carries into his live shows. Much like his music alone, a live performance of the Richard Lynch Band is something you feel. It's something you carry with you when you walk away. If country music is a gift that sustains in our lives wherever we go, Richard Lynch is the messenger.

Lynch, based in Waynesville, Ohio, released his first full-length album, The Last of A Dying Breed, in 2013, and was nominated as Best Male Country Artist by the Independent Country Music Association in 2014. His most recent album is, a 12-track production that garnered critical acclaim, particularly for its first single and title track “ A Better Place”. The Lynch album was named the Pure Country Album of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists, while Lynch was declared Humanitarian of the Year, and his band named the Traditional Country Band of the Year at the 2015 Josie Awards. A Better Place was produced by renowned songwriter Billy Yates, and features the work of several talented musicians who have previously worked with artists including Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Reba McEntire.

Recently Richard recorded a duet with country star Ronnie McDowell. The single, “Love Tattoo” is a moving tribute to our military veterans. The song is set to be released to the world in January, 2017. Currently, Richard is in the studio preparing his third studio album set to release in early 2017. Richard is also hosting his own radio show, “Traditionally Lynch” which airs weekly on Renegade Radio, Nashville. 

Backed by a group of hand selected country musicians, the Richard Lynch Band performs a wide variety of music. Perfect for the true traditionalist longing for the emotions of three cords and the truth wrapped in the soul of a steel guitar or fans seeking hard driving honky tonk, a Richard Lynch performance will surely warm your country soul.

Talking Points:

His full album, "A Better Place" is included, featuring the title track and previous hit single, "A Better Place." Also in the link are bio with social media links, photos, press release and album credits. New single, "We're American Proud" is attached.


1. Current Texas Tour
2. Release of his duet with Ronnie McDowell, Love Tattoo (a song for veterans charity)
3. His Love Tattoo organization he founded
4. His #1 single, A Better Place
5. Current single, "We're American Proud"


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Loudini Interviews Gold Casio


WHEN ON HIGH, the Cosmic Mirror Ball first shot forth its multitude of exuberant lights throughout the Universe, came forth from the Chaos, Gold Casio.

Both instrument and entity, keyboard and cabal; A spectral synthesizer permutating all realms of existence, from Internet to Grave. A voice from the urban wilderness, calling out and drawing in; Into dingy basements and darkened dance clubs with visions of sweaty nights. Sweaty nights of ecstatic apparitions and psychedelic nightmares. But what came first, the Fever, or the Dream?

Heed little the human counterparts of Gold Casio, for they are but vessels, merely mechanisms through which the Disco Gods make known their final decree. Party Forever? “Amen!”

Relinquish the curtains of this reality, strip away the layers of meaninglessness until all that remains are Babes and Bass. Only then will you begin to understand.

AND should you choose to behold Gold Casio, Lo, know thine time has come. For no longer can your arms remain tightly across your chest, nor your feet remain steadfastly planted on the ground.

Possessed by sound and light, tonight you will get down. And you’re probably going to spill your drink


GOLD CASIO - "Socialites and Singer Types"


Loudini Interviews Rahn Anthoni

Urban music dance artist Rahn Anthoni crafts hot hip-hop with an R&B flow that hints at roots in gospel flavors. In fact, says Anthoni, “I come from a gospel music background.” His history with inspirational music has helped him develop a positive relationship with the world of song. Music brings him to a high plateau and sheds the day-to-day strife from his life.  Anthoni sang back- up for The Song Bird Of The South "Dottie People's".  Anthoni got his first T.V.break when he host Starpower on The BET Network!  

Rahn Anthoni signed with Tate Music Group releasing his single, "Hold On" which gave a lot of his listeners the encouragement to Hold On to life. His listeners get a healthy dose of this musical breeze via Anthoni’s master craftsmanship. Anthoni has also been in movies and made a cameo appearence in Good Deed as Rashad. Having his own talk show, "The Rahn Anthoni Show" has reaches over 1 millions views on Eotm Tv. After loosing his special needs son to abuse allegedly by his son's teacher, Anthoni has become an advocate for special need kids. The Aaron Hatcher Awards, is given every year in honor of his late son Aaron Hatcher at the Eotm Awards in Los Angeles.  Anthoni suffered a heart attack and had open heart sugery after he lost his special need son.

In 2014 Anthoni covered The 46th Annual Oscars Red Carpet for Eotm Media Group. Dance Music was where Rahn Anthoni started with Beware Records. Tolga Katas who produced Stevie B,  produced a hit song for Rahn called, "Give Your Love To Me", Now with Emergence Records Rahn Anthoni  will be tearing up the charts with his high energy music spreading the love he carings in his soul. Anthoni is CEO of Wmqg 106.5 FM, the number #1 internet radio station where he's giving back to the Old Skool music.  

“Music makes me feel free from all my problems that I have each day,” he says, and he is glad to pass the feeling along to fans. “It gives me a getaway and expresses love to all my listeners – including myself.”