Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lynx: Music, Family, and Originality

Cumbia, ballads, bachata, and merengue were the mix of genres that surrounded the Ecuadorian/Dominican, (or as he calls it, “Ecuaminican”), bachatero Lynx.  In the past few months, the fearless singer/songwriter has been working hard to build his reputation as a bachata artist who is ready to step into the bachata scene with a fresh perspective.  Grounded by his humble nature and sometimes shy way of being, Lynx’s following is growing day by day and his focus remains concrete: music, family, and originality.

Lynx’s stage name comes from Greek mythology, which states that the animal, Lynx, (a wild cat), is mysterious and elusive in nature.  “A lot of people have told me that I am mysterious and that is one of the reasons that I was able to identify with this name.”  However, finding his name did not come with ease; he says it took months of brainstorming, and countless trial and error in order to find the perfect one, “I wanted to separate the artist from the person and name that animal inside of me” he says. 

Lynx’s music is his main priority and he has been inspired by the likes of Eminem (for his lyrical fearlessness), Romeo Santos (for his intricate compositions), and Mario Domm of Camila (for his artistic versatility).  Through admiring these artists, Lynx has been able to learn a lot and has acquired unique blend of talents which are his own.  His passion for writing and dedication to originality is admirable to say the least and although he admits that as a teen he was too shy to share his work, now he prides himself in being able to call a song his own. 

Lynx’s family is one of the driving forces in every move he makes.  He thanks his parents for doing everything in their power to keep he and his brothers off the streets and to be good men.  “They always raised me to have manners and be respectful,” he says.  

Lynx’s youngest brother, Leo, who is blind and autistic serves as his greatest inspiration, “He has taught me to never give up because he has never given up…he has a good heart and I think I have gotten that from him.”  Leo, who is now 18, is one of the first to hear some of Lynx's complete work and even chose the song Lynx recorded as his debut single out of the many that were already written.  

Lynx, debut single, “Máscara”, which you can download on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, has earned him features on sites like Corriente Latina, Latin-E, and NBC Latino, as well as his very first TV appearance on Telemundo’s morning show, ‘Acceso Total’.  The song, which includes Lenny Santos (of Aventura and now VENA) on guitar and is infused with operatic elements, denotes the story of a man who has fallen in love with the wrong woman.  The word 'máscara' represents the false love this man received, “in other words, she’s a different person behind the mask,” explains Lynx. 

Playing into Lynx's originality it is interesting to note that "Máscara's" merciless lyrics which accuse the woman of being selfish and phony were actually inspired by Eminem.  “I wanted to be in attack mode when I wrote the bridge of the song” says Lynx when asked how Eminem influenced him in  writing this song.  Between the opera elements, Lenny Santos’s impressive guitar skills, the penetrating lyrics, and Lynx’s smooth vocals, “Máscara” is a song that is easy to love, and after all…who hasn’t been faced with false love at least once in their lives?

In recent days, Lynx’s following has increased significantly and he is proud to know that his efforts have been paying off.  His message is to inspire through not only his music but through his personal story as well.  He encourages other artists to write their own compositions saying, “pick up a pen from time to time and have something to call your own…it may not be perfect at first but I can guarantee you if you try, you will get better.”  To the rest of the world, his message is simple: " appreciative of what you have, and never give up in what you believe in; don't sell yourself short."  

Lynx’s star power stems from his genuine passion, humility and fearlessness.  He has and will continue to "trust his crazy ideas" and use the fire that burns within him to win over the public’s respect and admiration.  Next year, Lynx plans on releasing his very first EP  and will continue to break barriers and give his fans good quality original music. 

Connect with Lynx:
Facebook:  Official_Lynx
Twitter: @OfficialLynx
Instagram:  @official_lynx
YouTube: LynxOfficialPage

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

El Headliner: MTV Tres

Kewin Cosmos and Oniel Anubis need your help!


A few months back I introduced you all to the smooth Kewin Cosmos and the catchy high energy Oniel Anubis.  Now, they need help from their supporters!

They are both entered in MTV Tres's "El Headliner" competition but they need your votes to win!  

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The winner of this competition will get exclusive promo from MTV Tres!

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rochelle Diamante: Tackling the World One Note at a Time

At nineteen years old, there are not many people who are able to handle a schedule that is packed with practice, dance team, school, homework and a social life.  Add the pressure of having to maintain a YouTube channel and attend vocal lessons and you have none other than extremely hard-working, Rochelle Diamnte.

Having a busy schedule is not a problem though—Rochelle is always up for a challenge in fact, facing challenges was what got her into singing in the first place.  “One day we were in the car and Mariah Carey’s, ‘Emotions’ came on and my dad said, ‘this is one of the hardest songs to sing.’”  Hardest songs? That was all Rochelle needed to hear to decide that she was going to learn the song and sing it well.  After practicing to perfection, she showed her parents what she’d been doing and they loved it; that is when she decided that music would be her career, “it just felt right…singing just felt right,” she says. 

Rochelle has an impressively large following on her YouTube page she is constantly being bombarded with comments of inspiration and love from supporters everywhere.  “It’s pretty awesome that there is another way that I can share with just create a fan base for myself,” she says in reference to her YouTube success. 

Singing is not her only passion though, Rochelle’s vision has a purpose.  On her second YouTube channel: “Rochelle Do Tell”, she shares advice and inspiring messages in a kind of ‘talk therapy’ for those who need a little pick me up.  “There are a lot of problems in this world but I like to speak out about speak out about them.”

However, her true love is music and she goes on to say, “Music is so powerful that it can be that exit.”  In fact, Rochelle even wrote a song called “Hope” after the 2011 earthquake in Japan.  All proceeds went to the Red Cross to aid in relief efforts and she says that she still gets messages from supporters saying that the song gives them hope in their struggles.  This is what she lives for, the ability to impact people and touch them through her music, “When you are going through something turn to music or write about it because it is so powerful and so helpful.”

Rochelle’s following has expanded as time has passed and she has even been blessed with two very exciting experiences.  Her original composition, “Queen Bee” was featured on an anniversary episode of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.  “I found out when it was going to be on through my supporters…I was crying and getting calls from my family and messages from my supporters it was amazing.  Rochelle was also featured as a celebrity judge on NBC’s singing show “The Winner Is…”.  Not only was she surprised that she was chosen but she points out, “Nick Lachey is super good looking in person (laughs) and it was nice to see other people who share my passion going up there and doing their thing on stage because I can relate.”

In the future there is SO much more we can expect to see from Rochelle.  Right now, she is in the process of raising money for her EP via and plans on keeping up with her YouTube channels, continuing to interact with her fans.  She is extremely excited to get to work and she’s an inspiration to young people everywhere on how to take on the world and tackle your dreams.  Support Rochelle’s Indiegogo campaign by clicking here: and have a listen to the song that was featured on Dancing with the Stars, “Queen Bee” whose video is below.

Connect with Rochelle:
Instagram: @rochellediamante