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Defunk impresses astronomically with the release of his first full-length album in almost 10 years titled “The Voyage”

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Promotional photo for "The Voyage" which sees Defunk standing in front of a tall glass corner building.

His fifth studio album is finally here, after almost 10 long years Defunk has released his new full-length LP, “The Voyage”. Consisting of 14 stunning tracks, Defunk makes sure that the wait was worth it with some brilliant anthems that are set to populate playlists. The album sees him collaborate with LIINKS, RUSUR, Lily Fangz, Willdabeast, Taylr Renee, and ero808. This album release acts as the follow-up to the fourth single from the LP, titled “Coming in Hot”

Hailing from Canada, Logan Anderson, better known as Defunk, has carved a distinctive niche for himself in the electronic music realm. His music is a genre-blending revelation, seamlessly weaving elements of funk, hip-hop, electro, and heavy bass into a captivating sonic tapestry. A true pioneer of genre fusion, Defunk’s audacious style has drawn fans from all corners of the musical spectrum into the irresistible realm of bass music. With live performances that border on the magical, Defunk pushes the boundaries of what bass music can achieve, earning accolades from industry giants like Pretty Lights, GRiZ, Gramatik, and LSDream. His musical journey has graced iconic venues such as Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater and major festivals like Electric Forest and Shambhala. Over a decade of international touring has further cemented his status as a genre-blending virtuoso. Merging the retro vibes of jazz, blues, disco, and funk with modern bass music, Defunk’s sound is a mesmerising odyssey that knows no bounds or overused clichés. His most-streamed track on Spotify is his collaboration with The Funk Hunters and Akylla, titled “Warn Ya,” boasting over 3.2 million streams, while his collaboration with The Funk Hunters and Chali 2na titled “Get Involved” and his solo track “Funk It” follow closely behind at 2.3 million streams and 1.4 million streams, respectively. In a world of musical conformity, Defunk stands tall as an innovator and boundary-pusher, consistently redefining the possibilities of bass music with every electrifying performance and track.

Talking about the release of “The Voyage”, Defunk said: “I can finally release my first full-length album in almost 10 years. I’ve never worked so hard on such a large project, with so much of my heart poured into every song. ‘The Voyage’ is a very personal 14-song concept album that tells the story of my evolution, both personal and musically, through the pandemic and into my new role as a parent. The voyage will be released on Westwood Recordings, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.”

Stream “The Voyage” by Defunk on Spotify here:

Flowing listeners through a varied yet exciting journey, Defunk completely delivers with his genre-bending signature EDM-funk tracks. The 14-track collection is a personal body of work for him as he showcases to the world how far he has come as an artist as well as how the pandemic affected him and, on top of that, he also became a father – congrats! The album is introduced to the listener with “The Departure”, kicking the album off with progressive piano melodies and ethereal talking vocals, preparing us for what’s to come. “Blast Off” continues the progressive sonic sound adding in space-like basslines and starry synths while deep-techno beats hit. The drop delves into the tectonic-electro styles that seem to be making their way back into modern EDM. Defunk shows his amazing artistry with both this track and the following one, titled “Whiplash” which features LIINKS. As per usual, LIINKS impresses vocally with gorgeous falsettos, while Defunk produces a vibey undertone bringing a deep-house feel while he implements deep-tectonic energy within the strong after-chorus drop.

Track four is “Falls Apart” featuring RUSUR, allowing Defunk to showcase his amazing versatility in the EDM scene as he spins up a hip-hop-dance number that is truly unforgettable. It’s undeniable how skilled Defunk is as he delivers with deep-house that shapes well around RUSUR’s incredible rapping. The after-drop chorus hits and we’re blown away as he matches the flow and energy RUSUR gives off in the verses and the chorus, really proving that hip-hop and dance can mesh superbly. Switching the energy up, “Coming In Hot” is an upbeat infectious dance track that sees Defunk use an addictive vocal loop which melds into a fast-paced hard-hitting tech-house drop that we can’t help but love. Then an interval follows, titled “Another Planet”, which slows the tempo right down and reshapes the sonic soundscape, preparing us, once again, for what is to follow. It ends on a catchy beat rhythm that he picks up in the next song and fully fleshes it out.

Using that beat segment, Defunk shines on the track “Losing It” which features Lily Fangz and Willdabeast. Expanding on that segment, Defunk shows all he can do with it, reshaping it, widening it and adding fast-paced drums and catchy basslines that wrap around Lily Fangz’s amazing rap vocals. The track sees him delve into hip-hop-dance, and it fully works, bringing strength and unity across genres. Add on the hard-synth drop and the saxophone latin-pop melody that appears towards the end of the track and this track is easily one of the best Defunk has ever dropped, production-wise. “Waves” is next up, featuring Taylr Renee, which takes up a drum-and-bass dance genre in a progressive style, allowing this female vocalist to take the spotlight with heartfelt vocals, then he completely lets loose on the chorus drop that just shows how much control it probably took to keep the opening verse so clean and crisp. Track nine is “Sacrifice” featuring ero808, delving into deep-house that has been rising in the EDM world over the last few years. Defunk creates magic with the gorgeous synths around ero808’s infectious vocals.

“All Your Love” is the next track, keeping with the deep-house style but mixing it around hip-hop-dance to create a dynamic and addictive track that we can’t get enough of. “Coming Back Down” is track 11, an ascending dance track filled with tectonic beats that narrates a roller-coaster-like journey as a strong vocal loop hooks us right in – we’ll be singing “I may not be coming back down” for the rest of the day. Following that is “Stay”, which kickstarts with subtle beats and a gorgeous female vocal. The track progresses, building subtly and slowly, knowing full well that the drop is imminent, the segment of which is fast-paced and energetic – this is what we’ve come to expect from Defunk over the years, this is his signature sound, polished to perfection, only this album has shown his growth and cross-genre skills that many DJs and producers can’t even pull off. Track 13 is “The Return”, taking us back to underground-’00s-inspired tech dance that deserved so much more recognition at the time. Defunk shines, implementing nostalgic energy throughout that has us reliving those years, wishing we were old enough to be on dance floors around the world. The album ends with “Sunrise”, coming full circle and truly making us feel that this has been an awesome journey of a listening experience, or should we say voyage of a listening experience? Fuelled with sparkling beats that shine brighter as the track continues, around deep basslines and future-tech-EDM, showing that Defunk is prepared to break barriers between genres.

Stream “Falls Apart” featuring RUSUR, our favourite track from the album, on Spotify here:

“The Voyage”, by Defunk, is available to download and stream, right now, across all platforms, via Westwood Recordings. Defunk is set to go out on tour across the US in promotion of this album. The tour, titled “The Voyage Tour”, will see Defunk start at Galaxie in Louisville, KY, on September 8, 2023, and wrap up at Summit Music Hall in Columbus, OH, on November 9, 2023. Tickets are available to buy from his official website, right now.

The Voyage Tour:

  • Sep 08 – Galaxie – Louisville, KY
  • Sep 09 – Unison Festival – Aztek, MN
  • Sep 15 – Tangent Gallery – Detroit, MI
  • Sep 16 – The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Sep 23 – The Red Room – Vancouver, BC
  • Sep 30 – Pryes Brewing Co. – Minneapolis, MN
  • Oct 05 – The Get Down – Portland, OR
  • Oct 07 – Waverly Hotel – Cumberland, BC
  • Oct 20 – Distrikt – Kelowna, BC
  • Oct 21 – Five Mile Hall – Grande Prairie, AB
  • Nov 04 – Arkadia Festival – Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 09 – Summit Music Hall – Columbus, OH

Let us know what you make of “The Voyage” by Defunk on X (formerly Twitter) @CelebMix.

Louis Philip was born in Greece, raised in Germany, educated in England and now resides in Canada. He has been writing since learning to read. He had published and has appeared in anthologies.

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Justin Timberlake Might SUE Britney Spears: I’ll Fix My Reputation!

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Justin Timberlake at the Oscars

It seems that Justin Timberlake is so unhappy right now that he would hire an expensive legal team to help him get his reputation back on track.

Many think Justin disgusting in light of everything that Britney Spears’ biography revealed about him.

His reputation might never get back due to all of the things she confirmed and the additional facts.

According to a startling new claim, he’s so upset about it that he’s thinking of pursuing extreme legal action. Ouch!

On February 26, 2017, Justin Timberlake is present at the Hollywood & Highland Center for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. (Image courtesy of Frazer Harrison and Getty Images)(

According to a RadarOnline article, Justin Timberlake is thinking of filing a lawsuit against Britney Spears.

Unbelievably, Justin has received a lot of support from the general population over the years.

His erstwhile supporters have now abandoned him. Other famous people have also expressed their disdain at what he did to Britney.

The memoir released by Britney Spears in October 2023 is titled The Woman In Me. (Photo courtesy of Simon & Schuster)

The story claims that his original intention was to “ride” out the controversy like a wave.

When someone finds oneself in a scandal and is unable to confront the misbehavior immediately, that is frequently the wisest course of action.

This isn’t about anything Justin is doing wrong today; he can’t undo the past. Usually, the wisest course of action would be to say nothing and avoid making public appearances. (Well, after a sincere confession in which he begs for unmerited pardon in public.)

In 2002, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake attended the NBA All-Star Game held at the First Union Center in Philadelphia. (Image Source: Getty)

On the other hand, the report indicates that the difficulty is increasing.

October 24 was just a couple weeks ago when Britney’s book was released.

However, Justin is apparently considering alternative choices because he is feeling so “miserable” over the information that has been revealed about him.

At the Universal Pictures and Focus Features presentation during CinemaCon, the official conference of the National Association of Theatre Owners, which takes place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 26, 2023, Justin Timberlake makes an onstage speech in support of the upcoming movie “Trolls Band Together.” (Image courtesy of Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

After that, Justin has encountered trolling in a way that has never happened to him before.

Numerous messages have even been addressed to his wife, Jessica Biel.

Hers are toned differently. People want Britney to know she can leave Justin after witnessing how he handled his former partner, forcing her to get an abortion, and using her to further his own career.

On February 11, 2002, Britney Spears and her boyfriend Justin Timberlake arrive at the Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for the film premiere of “Crossroads.” (Getty Images/Kevin Winter)

It’s all becoming really irritating to him. And not just any old fans either.

Many well-known individuals have stopped following Justin on social media, including some who are much more well-known than he is, such as Madonna.

It seems like he is thinking about suing her. He may prevent her from sharing more with the correct courtroom shopping (occasionally, whiners who are too litigious try cases in the UK, where libel rules are rather backwards).

On November 4, 2017, Britney Spears gave a speech at the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Britney Spears Campus grand opening. (Image Credit: Getty Images/Gabe Ginsberg)(

If JT is truly thinking about it, perhaps he ought to think twice before acting on it.

Famous and evil men have been known to successfully defend their ex-partners in court. Occasionally, their expensive public relations campaigns deceive both the jury and the general public.

However, over time, Justin cannot and does not want his company to be known as “the guy who sued Britney.” He ought to have treated her better if he didn’t want her to talk negatively about him.

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Brandi Mallory Found Dead in Chipolte Parking Lot

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The former Extreme Weight Loss participant passed away in the Georgian village of Stone Mountain on November 9, as was previously reported.

When this news first broke, no cause of death was given; as of right now, we don’t know one.

Here, Brandi Mallory grinned at her own camera for a picture she uploaded to the internet. Use Instagram

But according to security footage from the Atlanta Police Department, Mallory was last seen on November 8 at 5:53 p.m. when she drove to a nearby Chipotle.

She went into the well-established brought her meal back to her car. but did not go.

According to the official documents, the proprietor of a nearby deli reported to authorities that the following morning, he saw a lone vehicle in the parking lot, and that a woman looked to be sleeping inside.

A few hours later, the man apparently realized the car was still there and the woman inside “did not look alert, conscious or breathing,” which alarmed him so much that he called 911.

Naturally, Mallory was eventually shown to be this woman.

40-year-old Brandi Mallory passed away at an extremely young age. On Facebook

Mallory’s cause of death remains under investigation, according to police, who also stated that there were no indications of foul play.

In 2014, Mallory participated in Season 4 of ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss.

In the years since this performance, she has continued to grow her social media following by sharing her love of dancing and beauty advice.

On November 12, the late star’s family and friends held a candlelight vigil in her honor. On Sunday, November 19, 2023, in Lithonia, Georgia, there will be a memorial service.

To everyone who knew and loved Brandi Mallory, our condolences are extended. Use Instagram

Kim Williams Maxile, a competitor on Extreme Weight Loss season 5, honored Mallory a few days earlier with an emotional Instagram post.

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Interview: Never2Late Opens Up About Music and New Single “Love Is Wise”

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It would surprise most that SteveB, a guitarist and songwriter from Yorkshire, UK, hasn’t made music and his band Never2Late his full-time career from the beginning. That’s because his unique blend of classic rock and blues is so effortless and natural. Actually, he is an orthopedic surgeon who is semi-retired.

It does make some sense when you think about it: playing the blues guitar would probably be a great way for a surgeon to cross-train since both demand extreme manual precision. That being said, it’s evident that SteveB naturally draws inspiration and inventiveness from blues rock.

“Love Is Wise,” the most recent single from Never2Late, is a cover of the track from their debut album, 2015’s It’s Hell In Happy Town.

CelebMix spoke with Never2Late to learn about his musical beginnings and the source of inspiration for his song “Love Is Wise.”

Let’s take a quick look at gear. Which sort of pedals, amplifiers, and guitar are you using?

I’m using a Kemper stage profiler to multitrack my Knaggs Kenai T/S Eric Steckel trademark guitar for the single. For my vocals, I prefer to utilize a TC Helicon Voicelive Play.

In the studio, do you employ any unique recording techniques?

Not exactly; I always perform to a click track since it makes the whole thing easier to put together. It’s very rare to find someone who can play precisely on time over a click track, according to my recording engineer! (Or maybe he’s just trying to make me feel good!)

I used to be in a band, but like many others, my dreams of being a rock star were severely thwarted by job, marriage, kids, more work, divorce, work, remarriage, more kids, and more work. Following my semi-retirement, I visited Glastonbury and was motivated to climb up into the attic, get my guitar, and form a band. We were originally a covers band, but after we performed at an event where we had to play four original songs, I decided to give it a go and ended up falling in love with writing songs.

Far too numerous to list and rather varied! I had the good fortune to grow up in an era that produced many amazing songwriters, including Paul Simon, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Roy Harper, and Al Stewart. Anyone who writes songs that are not formulaic and convey something about life and the human condition, such as The Beatles, XTC, Tom Waits, Cage the Elephant, Kevin Ayers, and The National, is an inspiration. Guitarists: Frank Zappa, Eric Steckel, John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, and JJ Cale. For Thin Lizzy, Led Zepplin, and sheer energy!

Versatile! Everything from somber acoustic tunes like “Requiem for a Friend” or “I Still Talk to You Everyday,” which were both written during a lockdown, to bluesy social commentary pieces like “Sometimes I’m Ashamed to be a Man” or “Motel 22,” which highlight the situation of Silicon Valley’s homeless population, to more upbeat songs like the hit single “Love Is Wise,” “Tempted,” or “Filthy Lucre.” Even the strange love ballad “You’re My Rock” is devoted to my patient spouse!

I make an effort to steer clear of the clichés of the boy meets girl, falls in love, girl dumps him, and boy is broken-hearted variety. George Harrison once stated, “I could write hundreds of songs like ‘Hey baby what you gonna do,’ but I don’t want to.” I agree with him on that point. I would prefer for my words to have some sort of significance if I were to speak. Some worth, so that it’s not just some stupid tune that made some royalties in 20 years.

Every day, I play the guitar. I start with some basic chords and eventually stray into new areas. Occasionally, I combine two things at random and a song emerges. After that, it gets refined until I am rather satisfied with the outcome. I don’t mean to sound like an expert, but creating songs is similar to giving birth. Sometimes the work is simple, and other times it takes a long time and is challenging. Sometimes, the words and music just come out of nowhere—”Blinking in the Light” was written in 30 minutes from beginning to end. It’s like an emergency caesarian section.

I frequently hear the songs in my head, and if they seem to require something that I am not able to give, I have employed Fiverr (the saxophone on “Broken Promises,” the female voice on “Refugees”). At a singer-songwriter concert I was playing at, I also got to know Joana Carvalhas, a very gifted violinist who played the violin on the songs “Refugees” and “Requiem for a Friend.” As a total Luddite, I still find it thrilling to send a WAV file across the world and receive contributions back in a few days.

The National is fantastic. Proficient musicians with an amazing song catalog; I saw them live ten days ago. Right now, I’m really into Eric Steckel’s guitar playing.

For me, success has already been achieved because I have a beautiful wife, four amazing sons who have grown up to be generous and loving young men, and a very fulfilling work in a completely other industry! I compose music because I enjoy it. I’ll be a happy and satisfied man if someone enjoys the song, can relate to the lyrics, and remembers it the following day!

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