The winner of this week's BEAT100 Music Audio Chart is Dylan Tauber! Dylan climbed to the top of the Audio Chart with his original track 'Into the Light' which gained over 700 plays from the BEAT100 community. Inspired by the likes of Enigma and Deep Forest, Dylan began his love affair with music in 1992 after discovering the club scenes in Tel Aviv and New York. Dylan is an artist, musician and author who began his career in 1996 with the release of the Double Mirrors anthology which included a book, video slide shows, soundtrack and accompanying website. Since then the multi-talented singer has travelled the world, taking his passion for music with him, and has previously been based in New York, Miami, Jerusalem and a south-west Pacific island where he spent his time photographing dolphins! Now based in North Israel, Dylan has focussed on his writing for the past few years, releasing two e-books in 2013. Moving back to his musical career we are very excited to hear that he has completed his seventh album this year! His new album, 'Near Death Experience', follows the previous six ambient/electronica themed albums that have been released over the course of Dylan's career. As well as his impressive amount of album releases through his Sons of Waves studio music label, Dylan has also created an impressive network of 10 websites, generating over 2 million page views since the launch of is career in 1996. The talented business man is currently focussing on publicising his seven albums whilst continually working hard to create new tracks!
Listen to ‘Into the Light’ by Dylan Tauber here.
Charlie K is the second place winner in this week's Audio Chart with his original track 'That Boy Good'. The catchy Hip Hop tune has gained Charlie over 800 plays on BEAT100 alone and perfectly represents his energetic signature sound. The young artist is inspired by the sounds of Talib Kweli, Common and Nas while attributing one of his biggest influences as his family, especially his wife, who have been an amazing support system throughout the ups and downs of both his music career and everyday life. Reaching where he has got to today may not have been easy but Charlie claims that the key to his success so far has been perseverance and faith. Talking to BEAT100 about his performance style, Charlie says 'Treating every show as if it is my last and performing with loads of energy whether it is 5 people in the crowd or 5 thousand has helped me to gain a repertoire on stage'. Charlie definitely knows how to work a stage, having previously earned a coveted opening spot for Nas and Damien Marley at the Electronic Factory in Philadelphia to over 3000 people! The up and coming musician is currently working on the release of his newest album '#LIGHTUPTHEDARK' which is due for release very soon. The new album, an inspiring mix of Hip Hop and Gospel, has already earned over 50,000 plays on Soundcloud so far. It appears that this newest venture could be Charlie K's breakthrough album and BEAT100 wishes him the best of luck with its release! Until then, catch Charlie's new singles dropping on the first day of every month.
Check out Charlie K’s ‘That Boy Good’ here.
In third place this week is Tessa A! Tessa is not only a newcomer to BEAT100 but also a newcomer to music in general, having only recently indulged her love for singing by taking it up part time. Tessa may not have been performing for very long but she has now dedicated herself to singing lessons in order to improve her vocal ability. Inspired by the likes of Ellie Goulding and Eva Cassidy, Tessa highlights her natural vocal ability in her winning track this week, a pure and mellow cover of Eva Cassidy's classic 'Somewhere over the Rainbow'. The track has so far gained over 1000 plays on BEAT10 alone. Having joined the site to gain feedback for her tracks, Tessa is delighted with the positive response that she has gained from the members of the BEAT100 community and uses that positive feedback when creating new music. Having previously struggled with her confidence, Tessa is now enjoying the process of building a new online fan base as well as constantly improving her vocal ability through her singing lessons. We can't wait to hear what is next from Tessa!