LO- BLU🎤

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Berlin-Based producer and songwriter LO returns this January with the first track from his brand
new album, showcasing a shift in direction for the enigmatic and versatile artist. Since emerging
onto the scene in the early 2000’s, he’s gone on to build a fanbase worldwide for his unique
approach to electronic music. His sound draws on the influences of his upbringing, leaning on elements of Bass Music, Future Garage and ambient. His blend of styles has led to over 14
Million Streams on Spotify worldwide.
In the last few years, LO has not only showcased his undeniable musical talent but also his
prolific ability to create and his unfathomable work ethic. Since 2015, he’s released on labels
such as Cascade Records, Mixmash, Loveless Records and Majestic Casual. His music has
also led to support from some of the biggest curators in the scene including The Sound You
Need, Eton Messy, The Vibe Guide and DYNMK.
The new single ‘Blu’ signals a new direction for the electronic producer, for the first time
incorporating his own vocals into his productions. It’s a low-tempo journey through warm
analogue synths and electronic percussion, rich in emotion and a vulnerability that’s a new
element of the Berlin producers repertoire.
“Love is a strange thing and break ups are even stranger. BLU talks about this feeling of
someone still having power over your thoughts and actions long after they have departed. The
universal dilemma of the head versus the heart. “


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Love Love Love💗

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

♥Fun Facts♥

  • The oldest record of a Valentine was written by Charles Duke of Orleans, to his wife when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415
  • Richard Cadbury introduced the first box of Valentine’s Day chocolates in 1868. Richard Cadbury was the son of John Cadbury, founder of Cadbury’s cocoa and chocolate company.
  • Cupid, the son of Venus, is the goddess of love and beauty. Before he was named Cupid, he was known to the ancient Greeks as Eros, the god of love. Eros, the son of Greek goddess Aphrodite, used two sets of arrows—one for love and another for hate—to play with the emotions of his targets.
  • Every year approximately 144 million greeting cards are exchanged for Valentine’s Day in the U.S. alone, according to Hallmark.
  • In the 14th century, French and Italian artists were the first to start using the heart symbol in their work
  • It was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s card in Victorian times. Many people do not sign a card with their name to this day. The X symbol became synonymous with a kiss in medieval times because most people couldn’t write their names. Instead, they signed with an X and kissed it.

♡Favourite Love Movies♡

  • Love, actually
  • P.S I Love You
  • The Notebook
  • Eat Pray Love
  • Dear John
  • About Time
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Marley and Me
  • Me Before You
  • About Time
  • La La Land
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • The Titanic

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Grá i gcónaí,

Bisous x💞


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DIY- Paper Heart Garland❤️

This simple Paper Heart Garland is a fun addition to your Valentine’s Day Decor. This decoration would look lovely in a bedroom or even at a bridal party or baby shower. It doesn’t take long to make this garland depending on how many hearts you add.  You can use different size strips if you want hearts of different sizes on your Valentine’s Day Garland.

You will need:
  • 12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Hole Punch
  • Twine

Cut two strips of scrapbook paper for each heart. My paper strips measured 30cm x 2.5cm each.

Fold the strip of paper in half. Measure from the top of the folded strip down 9cm and punch a hold through both sides. Curve in the tops so that it forms a heart shape and staple the two ends together to form a heart.

String one heart with twine and leave enough room on the end heart so you can hang your garland. Then tie a knot on one side of the heart. Tie another knot on the other side of the heart. String another heart onto the twine and then secure it in place with a knot on each side of the second heart. Continue along with each heart until you have all of the hearts on the garland.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my loyal subscribers❤️💛🤍

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Heart Shaped Red Velvet Cake Recipe💘

This heart shaped Red Velvet Cake is the perfect pudding to treat your loved ones this Valentines Day💗

ingredients

  • 180g block margarine-softened
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 150g Self Raising flour
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • 3 x large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 1 x 10g tube red food gel
  • 1 x heart shaped cake mould
White chocolate cream cheese frosting
  • 200g soft cheese
  • 125g unsalted butter – softened
  • 200g white chocolate

method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4
  • In a large bowl, cream the margarine with the caster sugar.
  • Add the eggs one at a time – beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the food colouring and the vanilla essence.
  • Sift in the flour and cocoa powder, beat well.
  • Lightly grease the cake mould.
  • Add the cake mix and bake in the centre of the oven for 25 mins, till the cake is well risen and firm to the touch.
  • Allow to cool in the mould before turning out.
  • Meanwhile, for the frosting, melt the chocolate in an ovenproof bowl over a pan of boiling water – make sure the bottom of the dish doesn’t touch the water.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces.
  • Allow the chocolate to cool slightly then whisk in the soft cheese and the butter – beat well.
  • Cut the cake in half lengthways and spread some of the frosting onto the base cut side, put the top back and cover the cake with the rest of the frosting.
  • Decorate with sprinkles if desired.


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Sylvy- The Starry-Eyed🎤

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Sylvy was born in Italy and now based in Northern Ireland. Sylvy dreamt of playing in a band since she was young. She learnt guitar and started a punk rock band with her best friend back in secondary school and they wrote their first songs together and played covers.

Glen Hansard invited Sylvy to sing with him on stage twice on separate occasions back in Bologna, Italy. This unexpected experience inspired her to write more music and over time gave her the confidence to pursue a solo project.

Sylvy’s debut EP “The Starry-Eyed” is a heartfelt ode to love with its ups and downs.
It was produced by Nikolas Pumilia for Himself Records. Sylvy’s friend Elisa Bardasi plays bass and sings backing vocals on some of the tracks. Sylvy hopes to perform live in the future.


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DIY- Christmas Pine Cone Decoration✨

Pine cone decorations are easy to make and inexpensive. I had fun making this decoration for the mantlepiece.

You will need:

Pine cones (I used approximately 20) – Dry the pine cones for 24hours before using, over a heated surface such as a stove or radiator so that they open

Large vase

White paint

Glitter

Baubles

Fairy lights

Roll the pine cones in white paint, or alternatively, paint them with a paintbrush.

Place the pine cones on a page to try.

Roll the pine cones in glitter.

Place the pine cones on a page to try.

Place the fairy lights in the vase and layer tha pine cones and baubles.

𝘭♡𝘷𝘦
𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦
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Toby Charlesworth- Acoustic EP🎸

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Toby is a 22 year old indie folk/pop singer songwriter from London. 

Toby says, “Music for me has always been about connecting with people. It started out as a connection with my dad when he gave me my first guitar at 14 – a guitar I still play to this day.As time went on music brought me new connections with new people and through it I built my own family – a family that still stands with me to this day. Ultimately what music brought me turned out to be not only a connection to my family, New and old, but a connection to myself. A connection that I want to share.”
He goes on to say, “My music has grown over the years and I’m finally at a place where I feel I can start releasing it. Music for me is a way to cope with the issues in my life, and also a way to celebrate the great moments too. A lot of my songs are written about either love, heartbreak or losing someone. I feel like people relate to all of those things and we can’t deny the emotions they create, and hopefully my songs are able to make those same emotions rise up for my listeners and help them to confront their emotions head on. ”
“Mental health has been a huge thing for me recently as I lost my best friend last year to suicide, many of my songs echo my relation with him. And my music is purely dedicated to carrying on the work we created together. I’ve recently released a home made, self produced EP on SoundCloud, hopefully this can give everyone a taste of what my music is aiming for. I’m currently planning to release 3 singles on all platforms in the near future, with a higher quality of music production, and I’m currently recording with my producer in Tottenham. “


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DIY- Body Scrub🚿🛁

This body scrub can be used on your body, face or lips and is made with three simple ingredients. Sugar scrubs are great exfoliators as they help to remove dead skin cells, lift away dirt and excess oil as well as stimulating circulation. However, you shouldn’t exfoliate every day. Coconut oil is moisturising and conditioning. Brown sugar is not abrasive and is an inexpensive ingredient.

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How to use a body scrub

This body scrub is not difficult to make and leaves you feeling soft and smooth🍑

Shower: At the end of showering, lightly pat your skin with a towel, leaving a little moisture and apply the scrub in a circular motion to your entire body. When using a sugar scrub on your face, gently apply the sugar scrub in a circular motion. 🚿

Bath: To get the best results it helps to have a nice soak in the tub first, at least 20 minutes. This will help soften the outer layers of skin and make it easier to exfoliate. 🛁

Because of the oil, the shower or bath could be a bit slippery, so be careful.

Face: Apply to the skin in gentle circles and rinse the scrub with lukewarm water. 💆

Lips: 😋


You will need:

  • 1/2 cup base oil; coconut oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, or olive oil 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • a few drops of your favourite essential oils, if desired. I used lavender oil.
  • spoons for mixing
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • sealed container

Add the brown sugar, white sugar and coconut oil to a mixing bowl and rub together using your hands. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil and mix with a spoon.

Add the body scrub to a sealed container.

Get creative! You can personalise your container. These would make lovely gifts. 💕🧵🎁

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Elise-Cowboy🎸

Release date 16th October, Ireland
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Recorded right before the lockdown, Cowboy is the first track of 2020 from Independent artist Elise.

Cowboy is a dreamy folk/pop track that emits a sense of nostalgia. It’s a song that journeys through childhood memories. Memories of running around the garden with cowboy hats, cap guns and being with the people who cared for you the most. The song touches off the feeling of regret and guilt from growing up and not being around those who were there for you in the past. Cowboy ultimately is about how time is the biggest healer, and helps reconnect you to your roots. 

Cowboy was recorded in Sun Studios, Temple bar at the end of February this year and was mastered by grammy award winner Joe LaPorta known for mastering artists such as Solange, Shawn Mendes and David Bowie. The track will be released October 16 on all music platforms. 

Elise is a singer-songwriter from Kilkenny. In October 2019, Elise released her Debut EP These Thoughts. As part of launching the EP, with her band, Elise played three successful nights in the Set Theatre Kilkenny, Bello Bar Dublin and Crane Lane Cork having cork band Jordan Run support and Dublin’s ELKAE.Elise has received attention from radio stations including KCLR and Dublin City FM. She is featured in many Irish playlists such as Golden Plec’s – Under The Influence, Mnásome – Antidote and Vamp & Fade’s – Irish Indie.

Elise began 2020 on a high note as a headline act upstairs at Whelan’s Ones To Watch. Elise has been recently featured in the new We’ve Only Just Begun Directory alongside hundreds of Irelands female and non-binary musicians. 

After her cancelled, May 2020, UK and Irish tour, with singer-songwriter Gary O’Neill, Elise focused on the release of her next single Cowboy. 


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Honas- I Can Get You Out of This🥁


For Release 23rd October, 2020

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Dublin-based singer/ songwriter Honas is set to release a powerful indie/folk/pop tune, “I Can Get You Out of This.” With reverby guitars, ambient synths, and energetic drums, Honas creates a cinematic soundscape complete with a compelling vocal performance.

Honas says, “The song is about having a friend or loved one thats having a hard time mentally. It’s about standing on the outside, wishing you could help but not quite sure how. It’s about feeling helpless.

He goes on to say, “I started writing the song about five years ago, but then moved away from it. I had an experience in a similar vein that brought the song back into my head. As I started living it again, I completed the song in a new light.” 

Sonically, he says, “The hypnotic acoustic riff carries the whole way through the song. I wanted to create an atmosphere that conveyed the song’s meaning. I’ve always been drawn to ambient sounds, swells and evolving tones, to create something really immersive. We wanted an energetic, aggressive, chaotic drum sound, the result being a mix of programmed sounds and real drums.”

The song was recorded by Adam Redmond in Flaked Studios, where Adam helped sonically bring the song to life. The pair were inspired by the likes of Bon Iver, Dermot Kennedy, and Ben Howard.

The Irish singer-songwriter combines honest, raw songwriting with an ambient sonic palette. He has written and produced with several artists, as well as being a key part of Irish indie-outfit Orchid Collective playing bass and songwriting. The band was the outlet for his music for many years, though he was still writing on his own. He ended up with a group of songs he was happy with, and came across producer Adam Redmond. In 2019 he turned his attention to his own debut album. His first three singles have amassed over 1.7 million streams on Spotify, landed on several Spotify editorial playlists, and gained acclaim from several major blogs and publications.


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