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Year End 2018

Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2018

CoinToss Records (Indy)

1. What are your top five albums that were released in 2018? (Preferably in order 1-5)

I don't really have an order but here are my favorite of 2018:

  • Sunstroke - Second Floor/Seven LP
  • Nowhere Roads- Toil Every Second 7"
  • MindForce - Excaliber LP
  • Circles  - 2017 Demos
  • Final Expressions - s/t

There are a lot more records I spin all the time (of course all my releases), but these were the last 5 I played.

2. What band did you discover in 2018 (can be a brand new band or an older band) that had an impact on your life? What made them significant?

To be honest all the bands I have put records out for, I of course love the music and the bands. But I would have to say other bands would be Circles (France) and Final Expressions (NC) because they have the Revolution Summer and Turning Point sound that love. 

3. How will you remember 2018? (In terms of music)

Lot of music came out, record collectors nightmare (Hahahah)

4. What can we look forward to from you in 2019?

Working on some things. I don’t really have a full plan, but I'm looking forward to working with great people and great bands.

5. What records are you looking forward to most in 2019?

Sunstroke, Circles, PointBreak and anything /everything else.

I love hearing new music/bands and if I don't like it there will be people who do. Just want the hunger of new bands and music to stay where it is or grow.

6. Right now there are two primary types of digital services: subscription streaming and the bandcamp approach that's more individualized. Do you have a preference and what direction do you think future streaming/download services will move toward?

It doesn't matter to me, just what option works for you personally. It would be great if they paid artist and labels more, but everyone had expenses and more money is always great right.

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