Thursday, January 4, 2018

Your Favorite Color Releases "Heartache"

Huntington Beach indie rock band, Your Favorite Color, released their debut single "Heartache" on November 1st. The song was produced by Joshua Brooks and mastered by Billy Klein at Hybrid Studios. Your Favorite Color features songwriter Matt Warren and guitarist David Silveria, son of the famed Korn and Core-10 drummer.

"The band has a ton of great energy and it really drives this whole track," said Joshua Brooks, "Matt is such an amazing lyricist, and I think this song has a lot of mainstream appeal. People are going to love it."

Your Favorite Color has continued to work with Brooks at Hybrid Studios and have four more singles planned for release in coming months. "Heartache" is available now on Spotify, iTunes, and all major streaming platforms.

About Hybrid Studios
Hybrid Studios is a fully integrated multimedia production facility in Orange County, CA. Not only does Hybrid feature a state-of-the-art analog & digital recording studio; it also boasts a massive sound stage, including a pre-lit cyclorama. Equipped with the best gear and an experienced staff, Hybrid provides a variety of products and services to clients across the creative spectrum from recording, mixing and mastering to video and photography.

For more information on Hybrid Studios, please visit


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

MusicDish Review: Canadian Singer-Songwriter Melvin Alan's "Wonderful Life"

Melvin Alan, a singer/songwriter based in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, crafts appealing tunes filled with hooky choruses, great melodies and pleasing vocals through his acoustic handmade Takimine and vintage telecaster. He focuses on groove, feel and finesse, meanwhile using improvisation as his primary method of creating music. The sounds of his music are known to examine one's inner journey, touching on life's ups and downs, struggles and realisations. His upcoming album "Wonderful Life" is a foray into his consciousness, consisting of 12 alto-rock tracks. With Corey Curtis(bass), Alvaro Rojas(guitar), Sam Cartwright(drums/percussion), Tyson Nelson(keyboards) and himself on vocals, he presents tracks such as "Ragged Mind", a strong opener with a catchy yet sullen vocal line, "Down On Your Knees", a ballad that gets under your skin, and "I Fall For You", a sensual and reminiscent power-pop.

His title track "Wonderful Life" is uplifting and powerful, a song that leaves space for minds to pause and reflect on life. With lyrics like "it's a wonderful life, forever in your heart, forever in your soul, forever rock and roll", we sense the optimistic mood flowing out of Melvin's charismatic vocals, the soaring guitar accompaniment and the saturated drumline. The track's intricate instrumentation and stellar vocal performances keep the listeners hooked with Melvin's emotional story. Meanwhile the music video is engaging as Melvin explores the city, appreciating the beauty of the beach and night markets. Colorful and groovy, the music video certainly presents us characteristics of Melvin's music as dynamic, exciting and bouncy. "Wonderful Life" is the perfect example of the kind of songs that simply begs you to hit the replay button.