Duran Duran Appreciation Day: The Many Lives of the Greatest New Wave Band

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August 10 is Duran Duran Appreciation Day, a chance for us to celebrate one of the greatest bands of the 1980’s New Wave era. The cynical may say, “Why does a pop band like Duran Duran deserve an appreciation day?” One word: survival. In a time of one-hit wonders, Duran Duran has managed to endure for more than 45 years, building a catalog of songs of our lives and creating legions of lifelong fans. Join contributing writer Keith Valcourt as he chronicles his journey at Capitol Records alongside Duran Duran from their starts to their upcoming induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Cris Gunther Remixes “Compass Love” for Dancing at the Club

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee C-GUN, also known as Cris Gunther, is here to provide a night of endless dancing and fun with his new single “Compass Love (CLUB REMIX)”. Perfect for parties or a night at the club, this is a summer jam that keeps the good vibes flowing. “Let love be your compass […]

Alchemical Records Playlist Updates: Week of May 14, 2022

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill It is another incredible week for new music, and, per usual, there’s just a lot more of it than we can touch on in more comprehensive editorial coverage. Still, no matter your musical inclinations, there’s something for everyone in this week’s highlights from the Alchemical Records Multiegenre Mixture playlist […]

Watch Gigi Vega Bring Her Creative Outlets Together In “Down Crazy”

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More to Watch by Daniel Warren Hill Most artists today appreciate the need to diversify their talents. Some do this by prioritizing their contribution to songwriting or production, while others like iTunes and Billboard charting artist and triple-threat Gigi Vega highlight her background in music, dance, and acting. The best example of this is Vega’s […]

Hayley Fahey Takes Us Back to the ‘Good Old Days’

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Toward the end of the summer, DMV-raised and now Nashville-based soul-infused pop and sometimes blues singer-songwriter Hayley Fahey released a beautiful three-track EP that she began the process for during quarantine. The EP, “Good Old Days,” includes “Halfhearted Love Song,” “Melting,” and the title track. Contributing writer Maura Marcellino had the pleasure of chatting with Hayley about her influences, upbringing, creative process, fashion, and the ever so confusing topic of work-life balance, including Hayley’s secret for finding the right balance.