Welcome to Jammaversary 2021!

Greetings J360 Legion! The following is a grand announcement!!

J360 Jams is turning 1 this month so we’re gonna celebrate it in style! Lots of focus on indie music this month, the Jam fam, and latest episodes all over the entire month. 


All of the other shows are getting into the action, and those of you that have only one track aren’t left out this time either! 


More will be revealed tonight on the J360 MiniBytes, and I think we’re gonna have a grand time!! 
If you haven’t experienced Jams yet, here’s the main link: Spreaker.com/show/j360jams 


Album Spotlight#5: I am Vengeance by Magnavolt

Another evening, another album spotlight and this particular one is a grand adventure that could only be told by a great interaction. I remember when I was developing J360 Jams#3 and I wanted to bring Dark Synthwave to the forefront. Upon listening to various artists I found this particular individual through his track called “Transmission” and another single called “Dead or Alive” which made me an instant fan. Eventually I met with the one called Magnavolt and considered him a brother every since.

From this artist’s motive and style, some people ask is he a hero or a villain?

I will answer that from his rhythms with the synth all the way to his mashups of Trap and Dubstep beats and bass, Magnavolt is a legend.

I figured that Ep#3 wouldn’t be enough of a presentation for him and luckily the J360 Monster Fest 2020 was around the corner. So I held off until Jams#8 because that would be the right debut for Magnavolt and around the same time his album “I am Vengeance” was being released.

I am Vengeance is a 15-track album that lives up to every term expressed within it.

The impact of Magnavolt’s sounds as he lands into our world gives the vibe of a otherworldly presence on a massive scale. You could tell from every composition that each song is the perfect mash up of different events taking place leading to a massive conclusion. Each track gets into your system and jolts it to a point where you’re never left unsatisfied. The music, the wave, and the vibe from this album is well worth the price tag along with being highly recommended in the J360 library. You don’t have to just be a fan of dark synth to enjoy it at all, you just need to unleash your darkest ambitions and allow yourself to experience the vibes.

I’m eager to see what else happens with the Magnavolt Legend, and fortunately we the fans won’t have to wait long as his next album: “NEXUS” will be released on December 18, 2020.

Album: I am Vengeance

Artist Name: Magnavolt

Release Date: 10/23/2020

Purchase links: https://magnavolt.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-vengeance

Album Synopsis (From Magnavolt’s own words):

In the year 2046 on the outskirts of the last remaining human stronghold on Earth, Nobunaga City, a portal opens……..

A mysterious humanoid creature MAGNAVOLT of the planet VEGA 101 arrives. After Striking a bargain with the infamous cosmic deity AGNIR for ever lasting Immortality via regeneration and super human strength.
MAGNAVOLT finally seizing the power he’d so long sort after at great cost to his psychical appearance leaving his body torn and mutilated. Seeing what he’d become MAGNAVOLT betrays his bargain maker and kills AGNIR only to inherit the roll of guarding the high universal balance…….However……….

MANGAVOLT had other more sinister plans for his new power and status within the universal balance and abandons his newly fated roll. Twisted and tortured by the merciless genocide his people and witnessing the brutal murder of his wife at the hands of his very creators……KRONOS, consumed by maddening revenge MAGNAVOLT seeks to destroy the corrupt KRONOS Corparation and aims to eradicate their very existence and all that may stand in his way from the System V-15M where they reside and hold control over Earth.

This is where our battle takes place……….this is where Vengeance will be done………….💀

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released October 28, 2020

All tracks written, performed and produced by Michal.K “Magnavolt”
Mixing and Mastering by Michal.K ”Magnavolt”
Album artwork by Ariel Zucker-Brull.

Story written by Michal.K ”Magnavolt’

Album Spotlight#4: Sunset Sky by SpaceForce

Traveling through the internet gateways will open many experiences from seeing unique media, engaging in great conversations, and locating exciting music.

You’ll even find incredible people who never disappoint in showcasing their craft and skills.

I remember listening to this artist’s music in the early days of shaping J360 Radio, and he’s always pushing himself to the limit in any composition he makes. I knew one way or another that the world needs to hear this man’s music so I made it a mission to showcase art from him and others to the entire universe.

This artist is a force to be reckoned with and a legend in the galaxy who inspired me to locate and support other indie artists. This is all about the main man known as Spaceforce and his latest album called “Sunset Sky.”

Sunset Sky is a 14-track odyssey of greatness. A voyage that takes us from where ever we are and transports us to different times, vibes, emotions, and lands unknown. Sometimes the most important adventures we take exist within ourselves from our mind, hearts and souls. SpaceForce was able to bring about those different feelings throughout the whole album. It’s definitely an experience, you wouldn’t want to miss out on from the introduction to where he speaks to you on the intercom to where you’re traveling across the Sunset Sky into the Waves of Time and through Zero Gravity.

Each track resonates initially and after awhile you do not want it to end, I found myself taking a few round trips as I produce each J360 Production every week.

While you cannot physically travel anywhere in 2020 other than quarantine.

I recommend that you take a moment and travel with SpaceForce across the horizons and experience Sunset Sky. He is a Force to be reckoned with.

Album Title: Sunset Sky

Artist Name: Spaceforce

Release Date: Oct 31, 2020

Purchase Links: https://spaceforcemusic.bandcamp.com/album/sunset-sky

Album Synopsis ( Excerpt by Spaceforce)

This album is the culmination of a lot of work and time exploring different musical vibes and emotions, months of work. I truly did put a lot of effort into making this album, from the endless amount of different versions of songs, the names of the songs, the order of the tracks, to all the different promotional ideas and short little snippet videos with parts of the songs. I hope Sunset Sky is a trip you enjoy! Remember! We are all Space Tourists!

credits

released October 31, 2020

Album Cover by Sandro R. K. Junior
Voice Narrations by Andrew Painter
Spaceforce and Spaceforce Music are the creations of Alex Knox

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Album Spotlight#3: Valkyrie by Maestro Eternal

If there’s one thing I enjoy about the music I find, it’s how they take me on an adventure. Usually feeling the vibes and energy that they put into every note or chord with a mixture of ballads and songs selling the essence of what makes them unique. The right album could also help inspire you to keep going when things are rough or the chips are down…Sometimes all we need is that extra drive to push ourselves especially when it just feels safe and comforting to stay neutral. However the comfort zone as we all know is a trap and it will keep you detained if you allow it.

While building J360 Jams, I managed to meet a wonderful musician whose background in music resonated so well with my passion of creating films. I found her by checking out her art via social media and listening to one of her tracks. We created a wonderful partnership as she allowed me to play her music on the J360 Jams lineup.

That artist is called Maestro Eternal, and she’s been an important part of my adventure thus far. Tonight we’ll be looking into her album “Valkyrie.” 10 Tracks and each one tells a story of someone rising against their pain and demons to become the hero they need in their lives. You can feel every emotion taking place from beginning to end and you find yourself in the same shoes as whoever the protagonist is in the story. As all creators know there are moments where you feel everything is caving in but you also have that moment where you ride through the storm and rise up to face the obstacles in your way.

Maestro Eternal doesn’t disappoint at all when she takes us on this trip. I felt an urge on one of my bad days to just hang up the production game but by listening to this album. I just knew I couldn’t walk away I had to keep going as my adventures are always going to be a test, and my journey is much different than anyone else’s. This album will inspire you to keep moving, feel the fear, understand the loss but grow and become more.

Valkyrie is one of the best albums I’ve ever experienced and I say thank you to Maestro Eternal for everything.

Album Title: Valkyrie (2020)

Artist: Maestro Eternal

Release Date: October 31, 2020

Purchase Links: https://maestroeternal.bandcamp.com/album/valkyrie

Album Synopsis (Excerpt from Maestro Eternal herself):

This album is about my own life experiences and hardships I’ve had to face. Most of the times, we don’t choose the experience or the things that happen to us. At least when it comes to painful experiences. It’s what we do after those things that matter. Those things we do after hardships are what mold us.
The overall concept of the album is based on trauma and what your own mind and body do to get away from the these things. How in the end, no one’s coming to save you but yourself. It’s about all the different choices you face in life, especially when dealing with those hardships.

Do you choose to stay the same, floating in a limbo, replaying your own history? Do you choose to wear a mask and disguise yourself? Do you let yourself be consumed by your past mistakes, past traumas? Maybe ever forget who you are? Or will you rise above it, forgive yourself and move on? Will be come your own hero?

I’ve been through all of these phases of pain, trauma, vengeance, regret. And for 10 years, I didn’t create anything at all. I stagnated and let my past take over me. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t think about some aspect of my past. It created a monster within myself and it consumed me to where I didn’t even recognize myself in the mirror anymore. Then, after 10 years, I woke up. I killed the monster inside me and became the Valkyrie that I needed in my own life.

Release Date: October 31, 2020

Album Spotlight#2: Neon Dreams by Oceanside 85

While building J360 Productions, I’ve heard many great things across the airwaves from experimental to opera and untitled. From concept albums to wonderful EPs that tell stories beyond any that I can attempt to imagine. I don’t think of anything else because the music alone takes me on an adventure that I need. It isn’t often I find someone that can really bring that magic even as I was doing the Song Of The Day/Night feature on this website.

That is, until I heard a unique song called “Not like us” a collaboration between Driver86 and another artist who’s in the spotlight tonight. This particular album is called “Neon Dreams” and it was composed by a respected artist in the synthwave scene. Her name is Oceanside85, and she is a magnificent creator along with being one of the first performers on J360 Jams.

Like the title states, each track on this album is a dream come true from a variety of emotions and vibes. As a whole the album has a little bit of something to appeal to everyone from hope, dreams, and aspirations for the future we want to create. From beginning to end, you can just feel the adventure grow greater from each chord and note that Oceanside brings out. This album doesn’t just touch your heart, it enlightens your soul, and for those of us trying to get through whatever 2020 throws at us, we need it.

Neon Dreams is an album no one should sleep on, and I cannot wait to hear what Oceanside85 does next.

Album Title: Neon Dreams

Artist Name: Oceanside 85

Release Date: July 5, 2020

Purchase links: https://oceanside85.bandcamp.com/album/neon-dreams

Album synopsis (Excerpt from Oceanside85 herself):

All the stars above and every one a dream. All the dreams ever dreamed waiting to be plucked from the sky…


This album is dedicated to all the neon warriors who have supported me and shown me so much love. I love you right back! <3

My dream is for everyone everywhere to never stop dreaming of a better future. To dream so hard it glows in your soul. Neon Dreams.



This album was a true journey for me and I have many to thank.

Thank you so much to all the artists who supported me in making this album. I admire you so much and it was a real dream to work with each and every one of you.
It was a blast and I’m still pinching myself. I’m a dreamer but I never thought I’d have the chance to work with so many amazing artists. Thank you so so much to Michael Glover, Nicholas Mathew, Sellorket LADreams, Morgan Willis, MistaSafwan, Jon Anthony Thomson, Matt Meza, Jon Beckett, Joshua Steffen, Mike C, Nico Bernard, Darren Jones, Cody Carpenter, Till Wild, Jorge Reyes, Ste Ingham, Rudi Koller, Brian Hazard, Pj Datari, and Battlejuice.


Love and special thanks also to this sweet and badass rad pack of talent and support:

Shane Lange Factotum Photography
Sam Todhunter
Can Bablik
80sguy
Dana Jean Pheonix
Czarina
Cat temper
Roxi Drive
Kyle Carter
Ashley /Forged With Neon
NightrideFM
Kaarin Zoe Lee
Julian Greene
Forever synth
Karl Magi
Anders Eksrtom
Mathew RC 



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released July 5, 2020

All songs produced by featured artist except #4 produced by Nicholas Mathews and Till Wild.
All lyrics and vox written by Oceanside85
All tracks mixed by Till Wild except 9 12 15 18 Mixed by feat artist.
Album mastered by Till Wild

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Album Spotlight#1: Holy by BloodPanic

Album Title: Holy

Artist Name: BloodPanic

Release Date: June 24, 2020

Purchase Links: https://bloodpanic.bandcamp.com/album/holy

In honor of the artists who appeared on J360 Jams. I’ve created an extension to focus on their albums called The J360 Albums Spotlight.

Tonight’s album is called “Holy” by Bloodpanic.

It’s an epic dark synth project created in addition to Bloodpanic reinventing his name and sound from his earlier album “Rage of Streets.” as Crusader. He doesn’t disappoint at all in the story he’s telling from every track to from the beginning to end. Whereas he began as Crusader, you can tell he grew into Bloodpanic as soon as the first track drops.

I even had the honor of helping him promote the album which I still hold in high regard to this day. It also gave me more incentive to produce J360 Jams in order to help out many musicians across the world.

So this album is a pretty big deal, and if you haven’t checked it out, well now you can and if you love what you hear feel free to purchase it via his bandcamp.

Album Synopsis ( Excerpt from Blood Panic)

A long time ago…
People used to believe…
These people were good…

No violence…
No danger…

That was the genesis of life ✝


Featuring :

SkelOne
S Y Z Y G Y X
Madelyn Darling
Keybeaux
Synthgirl I-Rena

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released June 24, 2020

Artwork by : Alexandre Meaux
Produced / Mix / Master : BLOODPANIC

Special thanks to :

SkelOne
Carbon Killer
Neon Nox
Straplocked
Nightride FM
Neon FM
J-M Brady (The J-Man Show)
Synthronicity / Forged in Neon
The 80’s Guy

The whole Synthwave community

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J360 Album Of The Week: The Space Tapes by Syntax

Whilst working on some other J360 Productions, a good friend of ours named “Syntax” released a new EP today called “The Space Tapes.”

This album is ready to launch you into a new frontier to explore and embrace a whole new dimension where anything is possible throughout 19 tracks.  I don’t know how long it took him to create this masterpiece but it is a trip that you shouldn’t miss out on as interstellar travels lead to unbelievable destinations.

If you’re up for the journey, feel free to listen/purchase his album via his Bandcamp here or click the link below.

Shout out to Syntax for creating another hit album, I hope more excellent music comes from his house of ideas as we travel through space and time.

Song Of The Night: 04/05/17 Wildcard Wednesday

Hey J360 Legion

It’s the middle of the week, and we have a special presentation for you all that was just too good for the daylight. So it’s getting the Song Of The Night treatment. Tonight’s creator has earned this spotlight because he’s well on his way to becoming a titan in the Synthwave movement. I can only imagine how long each track took in terms of composition and execution.

Tonight’s feature is a playlist from a newly released EP called Night Raptor created by the composer of the same name.  The vibes surrounding every track are unbelievable and must be heard with your own ears.

What a rush right? If you love the sounds of Night Raptor, feel free to check out his various links listed below.

Night Raptor links

1) His Website

2) Bandcamp

3) Soundcloud

I’d like to say that Night Raptor’s journey is just beginning and as he’s moving forward in his endeavors we as other artists, creators, and fans alike should do the same.  Continue to support and grow other creatives out there because in the end we can only make it if we work together.  Let the sounds guide you through the night legion because tomorrow is another adventure.  Inspiration does come in many forms and this EP is one of them.

Song Of The Day: 10/30/16 Sunday EP Special

Hey J360 Legion

Today is a special day, because I am now officially in the 30 range now.

Strangely, I’m not feeling any older but I do feel wiser and I’m ready to handle the next chapters within my life. Similar to how all of you are in pursuing your goals, we’ve much to do in one lifetime and the best thing to get going is listening to music that inspires and motivates us to the best of our abilities.  Today isn’t about chilling out, it’s about taking action and the song for today is going help us gain strength so we can take on the grind for tomorrow.

Today’s track isn’t just one track, you’re going to listen to an entire EP called “Unfinished Business” from a synthwave artist called Neon Nox with featured help from PowerNerd, and Rebecka Stragefors.  This EP is notable for helping me get through some tough tasks  throughout the month and it deserves to be shared for you all to hear.  It could possibly weave the same magic for you all as it has for me.

Tracks

  1. Checkpoint feat. Rebecka Stragefors 00:00
  2. Turbulence 05:24
  3. Twisted Getaway feat. Power nerd 09:32
  4. Dead End 15:32

(Video and track listing  is shared courtesy of New Retro Wave.)

If you love the sounds of Neon Nox, Rebecka Stragefors, and PowerNerd feel free to check out the links below.

Neon Nox’s Soundcloud

PowerNerd’s Soundcloud

(Ms. Stragefors doesn’t have a Soundcloud link yet but when she does, I’ll add her to this list or include her in another SOTD article.)

I hope you all will have a spectacular day as I will, take it easy and keep embracing the grind and push yourselves to greatness.  There’s nowhere else to go from here but up.