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Hands on U-[Michael Medrano]

Merging genres has been pretty common in recent history. The ability to multiply two very distinct styles is a fun and impressive thing to witness in its entirety. If you’re a fan of this clever musical fusion, then today’s latest appearance on Lyrical Lemonade might set you on a path to pure obsession. Michael Medrano is an artist who has found a way to bring together 70’s disco and 2000’s hedonist pop under the same roof. You’re probably wondering how that sentence makes sense, but after hearing his music, it’ll become very clear that Michael is setting the bar and creating a lane that is unique to himself in every way. At the age of 12 and growing up in Los Angeles, the rising talent found himself creating song ideas and picking up music by ear without help. It was this innate ability to identify melodies and create them that has helped Michael grow into the music mind that he is today. Fast forward to today and Michael Medrano has created some stellar music while garnering some serious attention from well respected platforms as well. The way he creates is just stellar and I’m so excited to highlight his latest …

A Conversation with Omar Apollo, the Soul, Funk, Rock and Hip-Hop Showman Who’s One of the Most Refreshingly Real Rising Stars Around

Preternaturally gifted, singing, dancing artists with effortless charisma who seem destined for pop stardom simply do not just come around every day. And ones who don’t feel corny, canned or prepackaged? Ones who defy genres and deftly maneuver between R&B and hip-hop, funk and acoustic pop-rock? Ones who haven’t come up with the promotional force of a giant corporation (e.g. Disney) or a network talent competition behind them, but rather emerged organically through Soundcloud connections, from a truly hardscrabble, blue collar, midwestern, immigrant background? Well, now we’re talking about something that happens with the frequency of a total solar eclipse. But that’s all a fair description of what we’ve witnessed for the better part of two years in Omar Apollo, the first generation Mexican-American showman from small-town Indiana who through great, often remarkably vulnerable songs featuring irresistible melodies and earworm beats; electric live performances; affecting if largely modest videos and no-bullshit charm, has only seen his profile rise. The buzz began as far back as 2017, but with the April release of his second EP Friends and a sold-out tour to go along with it, it’s turned into a low roar.   By all rights, Omar should have canceled lunch …