(PRWEB) June 21, 2013
After a competitive voting period among the many talented artists on the recent BEAT100 Original Music Video Chart, the June 10th chart compilation results are in and the winners announced! The BEAT100 team congratulates the Danish band X Contract for achieving first place with their original song and music video ‘In the Mist’. The band also recently achieved status as BEAT100 Ultimate Musicians, the rarest and most prominent award given to musicians on the social network. Second place and third place were claimed by second-time BEAT100 chart winners Megan Landry, for her original song titled ‘Crooked Lullaby’, and Serbian band Hype!, for their hard-hitting track ‘Erase’.
X Contract was formed in 2007 by Danish singer and producer, Dennis Pedersen, and has since attracted a global audience due to the band’s unique progressive and alternative rock vibe. Consisting of members Lars Klit (lead guitarist), Bjørn Wind Andersen (drums), and Thomas Olesen (bass), X Contract describes their sound as “constantly growing and maturing with every rehearsal, recording and performance” as a result of much experimentation with their sound and songwriting.
‘In the Mist’ marks X Contract’s first single from their upcoming album, ‘Territory: Hours’, set for release on iTunes soon. ‘In the Mist’ represents the band’s successful effort to establish an original sound, as the track begins with a beautiful blend of vocal harmonies accompanied by piano, strings, and acoustic guitar, eventually erupting into hard-hitting drums and guitar riffs, while still maintaining a melodic presence. The impressive single received over 17,000 views on BEAT100 this month along with consistently positive and enthusiastic feedback from listeners. In addition to receiving first place in the originals chart, ‘In the Mist’ and accompanying video also received a BEAT100 Gold Song, Video, and Favorite Award from the BEAT100 team. Fans can purchase single ‘In the Mist’ on iTunes while learning more about X Contract’s upcoming album release on their BEAT100 page and website here.
Second place this month and previous first place BEAT100 winner, Canadian singer-songwriter Megan Landry never ceases to amaze the BEAT100 community with her clever songwriting and mature voice. The 16 year old achieved her recent BEAT100 Original Music Video Chart win with her original song ‘Crooked Lullaby’ described by Megan as a “quirky love lost song.” The outstanding track, reminiscent of a traditional waltz, but also presenting aspects of a pop ballad, features Megan on vocals and piano accompanied by a full ensemble, including a string orchestra blended with Italian guitar licks, as well as her own powerful vocal harmonies. ‘Crooked Lullaby’ has received over 33,000 views since its upload as well as a BEAT100 Gold Song and Most Viewed Award.
In addition to her musical performance, Megan also created the video for ‘Crooked Lullaby’, which includes her playing an upright piano in an open field. “There’s a whole story around how that piano actually got in the field,” says Megan, “some things are just meant to be.” The resulting images provide the perfect visuals to accompany this talented artists’ music.
“I love to play piano, write, sing, record, and make videos,” says Megan, “[but] music is just a hobby for now.” The singer-songwriter hasn’t fully committed to music as a career yet, but says she hopes that it will stay a part of her life throughout the future. Megan also pursues her other artistic passions including photography, pencil drawings, and making videos. She encourages fans to follow her on BEAT100 and subscribe to her YouTube channel, where they can hear her other original music and watch her videos.
Another second-time winner of the BEAT100 Original Music Video Chart, Hype! provides BEAT100 members with an energetic and animated performance of original, ‘Erase’. The Serbian band performs “alternative rock with the sincerity and energy of a garage band, [while remaining] fanatically committed to the total authenticity of expression,” says PR representative for Hype!, Andrea Baskin. The five-piece band is headed by lead singer Gaga Lee who says she is grateful to have the opportunity to pursue music as her career: “[Music] is what makes me the happiest,” she says, “…and plus to have the talent to do it well enough, so that others recognize and enjoy the gift I am providing them. It brings me the greatest satisfaction.”
Hype! received a BEAT100 Gold Song and Silver Video and Favorite Award for ‘Erase’, as the band provides an upbeat and powerful performance that quickly raked in votes from BEAT100 members. As the band continues to establish a growing fan base among the BEAT100 community and beyond, while continuing to perform and record, Lee reminds her fellow musicians that “… a true musician creates… you must return the gift back into the universe that you were given in the first place. A musician is someone who has a strong personality… charisma … someone who speaks the truth… is righteous … a rebel.”
Join BEAT100 for free today and connect with X Contract, Megan Landry, and Hype! to hear more quality music from these outstanding BEAT100 Original Music Video Chart winners. Members can upload their own music videos to the BEAT100 Original or Cover Music Video Charts for a chance to join the ranks of these BEAT100 Chart winners while being seen, heard, and rewarded for their musical talents.
By Dylan JK Vogt