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Breaking Music Magazine has teamed up with Abydos Records Radio and The Heart Riot Agency to bring you The Breaking Music Radio Show, hosted by Lance Waste ( Lead Singer of Darling Waste, founder of The Heart Riot Agency), the show is a weekly look at indie rock bands that are featured here on Breaking Music Magazine. Tune in every wednesday night at 8pm to discover your new favorite band!

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Track by Track With Eily Orcko

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Rapper Eily Orcko recently released an amazing mixtape. We’ve been listening to it all week. We asked Eily to give us a track by track breakdown of what each song is about. 
Grab the freemixtape at DAT PIFF and read along as you listen to each track!
Smile: Smile was a song I kind of had in my head before it was written. The song consist of bits of my personal life and views bringing you in with “Let me see a crowd of angels laughing from they angle” kind of setting the tone of frustration. I really wanted the listener to get a glimpse into parts of my life I don’t really speak on with this song like I do with all of them but with alittle more depth. At the end of this song I had a message to someone very dear to me that continuously let me down but they no longer matter so I guess they really couldn’t make me smile at the end of the day huh?
Bogus: Bogus is abit of introspective on my whole career to a degree. The song starts off with “I crash landed abandoning my brand new rocket ship” which is really a reference to me feeling like I’m stranded in Cleveland leaving behind allot of the things I had recently obtained back home…I lost allot. the song really goes indepth with feeling out of my element with all of this, Being a rapper, all these new people I’m meeting, The hip-hop scene, the hate and channels we have to swim through to even take the smallest step in what we hope is the right direction all of it. Bogus really is suppose to let people know “hey I’m out here doing me, yeah its awkward and hard but this is what I love and I’m here to make the change I wanna see in the community no matter what.” I’m always trying to stay true to my message of positivity but not be so direct with it and bogus captures the whole essence of that concept.
Enough: “Bro pass me a bottle, Losing these days screaming out fuck tomorrow, Spend all my evenings with niggas and bitches, so I spend my riches and drown in my sorrows.” Off rip Enough’s message is put out there. I grow tired, I hit my lows, I drink and spend money I don’t have on things I don’t need so I don’t feel ect. Enough from my perspective comes from that point where you just simply have enough of your negative ways and the negativity around you. Fox came in with this painting the picture from his perspective, him being the responsible and better put together person on this track he raps from his perspective of being the sober guy around that negativity and not really fully understanding but at least being there cause he knows his friends need help. you get two sides of one scenario the drunk with allot on his plate and trying to get by and his friend whose always a reliable ride from the party they really didn’t wanna attend in the first place.
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Chuthlu Shalt Not Be Disturbed: Alright lets get this out the way I love H.P Lovecraft’s work and the ocean is like my life I love water so I’m drawn to there being some alien squid dragon guy under the water taking a nap who if you look at him he’ll drive you insane…I can relate man people look at me and then they look crazy all the time. Now that the title is out the way, this song has a lazy vibe. I wrote this with the whole “I feel like an outcast” mind set I reference back to my drinking and how it helps me coast through life “floating down a lake of whiskey” I like whiskey drink of preference just a little fun fact for you. To wrap this up, the song is really just a relaxed tune saying yeah I hear you but I’m just gonna figure everything out my way.
Nudes From A Vampire: “Nudes From A Vampire” Lets see if you can tie this all together. If you know anything about vampires (I like spelling it with a Y ((Vampyre)) but I feel like I gotta sacrifice things like that sometimes) you can’t get nudes from a vampire cause they cant be photographed so your not getting anything out of the message. the nudes part come on now we all appreciate nudes and wanna see the goods right? I wrote this about my highschool girlfriend that sucked the life out of me…well tried to. the song holds content from being in a one sided relationship where you feel like you have to chase someone your already with and your getting nothing out of it. at the end I close off with “one day well both see the same thing and well see who comes back” which is really referencing when you break that relationship off seriously that person will attempt to come back at some point…my advice though, just move on there’s better people in this world to surround yourself with and you deserve to be happy and if your that life sucking vampire all I have to say is, Stop it your making all the awesome people in this world lame and sad.
Wild Things: A tropical adventure through my old partying days with the wild things. This is one of my favorite tracks it really is just fun for me. The song holds my famous drinking content (get use to it) with a little view into my old life of being out in the streets, drinking, fighting, yelling, dealing with self Proclaimed “O.G’s” and telling my listener who may try to be one of the “monsters” come on and see what its really like. the hook in the track is suppose to show the positive fun side yet the verses are suppose to reflect the negatives. All and all I tried to set the fun relaxed wavy tone with this song.
Sunset Motel: This is an actual undisclosed location, if you know what it is AYEEEE. A small personal story from a time way before I was an adult making questionable decisions as a young teenager in South Florida. The song contains abit of a day I had with a girl I was interested in for a week or so we use to talk about saving up money and getting out of Florida to see the world and just have fun with no more drama but it also holds the reality of that situation where I have to be around and be apart of things I don’t agree with in my head. the whole ordeal ended up with me drinking allot of vodka, skating all over the place, partying, rarely sleeping, making money and spending it all then loosing what even got me into all of that to begin with.  at the end of all that I end up alone working on music…
Journey Of The Destroyer: So if you paid attention to the bits of detail in the last song at this point I’m alone “Journey of the Destroyer”  is introspective of everything I did previously before and where I’m headed. I tackle things like relationships, feeling and being alone as a kid, hiding from problems, and growing up in general then kinda landing where I am after taking a loss. I reference retreating again and falling back into my old loner ways and if I do that will the person I lost find me or are we just gonna meet awkwardly on the other side. do our Losses take away from who we are, make us stronger or do they make us all monsters (little bit of foreshadowing there).
If Dogs Were Wizards: so the title is just a title has nothing to do with anything really…just so you know. “if dogs were wizards” is like Bogus Pt.2. As I make my way as an artist people throw shade at me and with my growth I have more confidence in my craft. the whole track I’m really doing my least favorite thing and that’s rapping about rapping. All in all there’s some bars and flow switches I can appreciate but at the end of the day its just about my career so far and how unhappy I am with certain things. this whole tape is really just a series of bogus events in my life.
KIDS: Kids Is a freestyle…..I was just rapping about whatever came to mind really, the beat is chill and keeps up with the whole wavy them. I mention things that we do that take away from us being us and losing ourselves. Mentioning my career again I also reference being called crazy at points in my life and replied to that saying “I’m not insane, Just switched up and made my own lane, gathered experience making good vibes from bad pain” which can be taken all types of ways. still Kids is a freestyle I stepped to the mic, hit record spit then edited an threw it on the tape.
Rain: I often feel like things that went wrong in my relationship are my fault. I focused so heavily on music I didn’t give the girl I loved the attention I use to. My passion for her and the passion I found doing this drove me to be a better artist honestly. Once again loss is the topic a song of mine. I’m starting to think I’m a depressing artist the deeper I get into this stuff.
That Sinking Feeling You When…: Through out my life I’ve been in and out of others and some people just look for trouble. This song was about a friend of mine I use to see allot of good in but she always ended up hurting herself with her bad choices. a smooth relaxed oceanic tune intros you into me describing a moment with her, from there I sing about the events that take place day to day and how we met. the tone is set to be wavy like everything else but also have a more lost feel than the rest. With less power and control in this situation I wanted my listener to get lost in the vibe so I let the beat ride out for awhile after I sing the outro.
Night: Closing this mixtape you find yourself with “Night” which is the same subject matter as Bogus but in present context. Where I’m at right now I feel like I’m in ruins with nothing music in my heart and fire in my soul. No more home, no more friends, nothing is the same anymore for me I have set my path as “Eliy Orcko” the Former Punk Skater from Coral Springs, Florida. The song reflects on everything all the previous songs talked about and I think it’s one of my best, it has that wavy song with an up beat groove to it along with my vocal melodies its definitely in my top 5 on this whole project.
Like Me: “Like Me” is a song Sav from Authentic Language gave me as a feature and wanted me to kind of take over for so I used it on the tape. It ended up fitting well but I didn’t know where it should go so I consider It a bonus track if you shuffle the whole project you’ll find it fits in perfectly though. the track is just about loving someone intensely and enjoying just who they are and what you have together. content touches on more than physical relations, always being there, taking a chance with someone different, and sticking by their side cause you’ll never have another connection like the one you have with a person who actually cares and vibes with you.

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MiltonJ and The Leftovers Release Highly Anticipated ‘Vain Wisdom’ LP & “Sun” Lyric Video

Alternative Rock/Hip-Hop Quintet MiltonJ and The Leftovers have released their newest LP, Vain Wisdom along with their tender lyric video for the poignant single “Sun”.

“The track is about the love I have for my son Adrianno and the perspective of a kid who walked the path of fatherhood at a young age. It was an attempt to explain with words why the responsibilities and struggles that come from being a parent are welcomed because of the bond you have with your child.”MiltonJ

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Merge Release “The Exit” Music Video

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French alternative rock band Merge have released their new single, “The Exit”. After touring across Europe in 2015 with acts such as Limp Bizkit, Enter Shikari, The Used and Circa Survive, Merge locked themselves up in the studio to write and record their next album. “The Exit” is the first track to be unveiled, and present the band in a new light. The band will be touring France end of June 2016 and Europe from October 2016 on.

Guitarist Julien Ho-Tong commented on the new track saying, “We are excited to release our new single. We feel that we have finally found a fresh new sound that represents Merge. We can’t wait for what’s to follow!”

Watch “The Exit” below and be sure to keep all eyes on Merge throughout the rest of 2016.

About Merge:

Merge is an Alternative Rock band from Paris, France that were founded in November 2011.

In March 2012 Merge released their debut EP “Transmission”, which was followed by a series of shows, at venues all around France and Europe, with bands such as Dance Gavin Dance, La Dispute, Touche Amore, Devil Sold his Soul and Funeral for a Friend. This increased their reputation rapidly around Europe thanks to their solid live performances.

In April 2013 Merge hit the stage at Groezrock Festival in Belgium alongside bands such as Rise Against, Billy Talent, Bad Religion, Pennywise and Bring Me The Horizon. At the end of 2013, the band announced their signing with the US label ‘Red Cord Records’ and their 1st full length release “Elysion” was out on February 18th 2014 wordwide.

Furthermore the band toured regularly across Europe supporting acts such as Limp Bizkit, Architects, Enter Shikari, Circa Survive, The Used and many more. Merge’s 2nd album is currently being mixed by Al Groves at The Motor Museum Studio, UK (Adele, Artic Monkey, Bring me the Horizon, Coldplay…).

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Galaxy Cloak Release Official Video for “WHOZ THERE”, Pre-Order Self Titled Debut Album NOW

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Fresh, Alternative Hip-Hip duo Galaxy Cloak, made up of Producer Sorcery Orchestra and rapper Menes The Pharaoh, have released their Official Video for “WHOZ THERE” off of their upcoming, self-titled debut album due out April 12, 2016.

“Since the very beginning, I have been extremely excited to bring light to this project in particular. GALAXY CLOAK is the perfect addition to the eclectic roster of Esque, and showcases the many spectrums of the label’s creativity. Listening to their new album gave me chills, as they conjured images of the golden era of hip hop, bringing new life to a old-school style. With tracks like ‘GRAVE MAKAHZ’, ‘NOBODY’, AND ‘THA NORTH WIND’, this album is a MUST for your hip hop collection.”KURT TRAVIS, HEAD OF ESQUE RECORDS

Pre-Order Galaxy Cloak’s Self Titled Debut Album Via Esque Records HERE!

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 Consumed by the need to feast upon Celestial particles, and send sound waves of lunacy across the Universe, a Cloak was weaved out of stars and dark matter. For he who was draped in the cloth, would reverberate across every corner of existence, and be known not only as the bearer, but as the Galaxy Cloak. A dark eyed occultist and his clairvoyant counterpart who had been practicing the arts separately, conjoined in a spirit and vinyl filled basement to manifest a divination in music. And timeless sorcery was the outcome. The self-proclaimed, and aptly titled SORCERY ORCHESTRA, defined funk coiled with metallic hip-hop of a lost era, found no shortage of those who just didn’t understand his plight. A blatant disregard for the tasteful, a debaucher of ears and overall a technician of affliction, he deemed himself worthy to partake on a journey he may never return from. Venturing deep into the caverns of his mind, he started crafting something unlike anything that had been sold to the world over and over. Madness and chaos consumed his creation and he no longer wished to pursue notoriety alone, a classic adage on “If I’m going, your all coming with me”. Following suit, or cloak, in stepped a lone, gnarled figure. MENES the Pharaoh; was the name he chose for himself today. With hair as long as Samson’s and strong as a thousand of him, gold rimmed teeth, and a particular skunky odor, he humbly bowed and accepted the unspoken agreement. Together, we will reign supreme. Seeped in a golden aura of Hip-Hop, and serene undertones of a Lovecraftian spine, there was no doubt in either mind, that this was an ordained meeting. And so they formed; Galaxy Cloak. With one intention, and one intention only; To end the stupor of modern day Hip-Hop, and bring back the living creature it once was. Imagery, Feeling, Emceeing, Production, all backed ontop of strong characteristics of eccentric artistry. With broken beakers and the 1’s and 2’s, they entered the realm with no intentions of turning back or compromise. And THUS, the GALAXY CLOAK was formed.

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Milton J and The Leftovers Release Debut Video, “Killing Dreams”, Off of Upcoming ‘Vain Wisdom’ LP

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Alternative Rock/Hip-Hop Quintet Milton J and The Leftovers have released the debut video for “Killing Dreams” off of their upcoming Vain Wisdom album. “Killing Dreams” combines the compositional depth of a fully rounded instrumental orchastration with sharp, provocatively subversive lyrics.

The track was an opportunity for me to express the frustration and struggle that I’ve been experiencing for the past few years. This industry is like modern day politics, so dependent on its formulaic copies of artists that have come and gone. The point of this song was to address the questions as to why business and politics have taken the ability to have a voice in our society. Its was also there to demonstrate the range of abilities our band has.Milton J

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Hailing from Frederick, Maryland, Milton J and The Leftovers have created a buzz in the Mid Atlantic. Rocking the stage from NY to NC the crew has had the opportunity to share the stage with a range of major artists including Redman, Rehab, Nappy Roots, Mayday, Ces Cru, Almost Kings, and Super Bob. Their dedication to the music is evident as they are currently finalists for best Rap/RnB act in the Maryland Music Awards, #1 on the ReverbNation charts in their city, and have an unmistakable face in the DMV music scene.

option 3The crew’s sound is a mixture of Alternative Rock and Hip-hop developed into it’s own consciousness. MCs such as Mike Shinoda, Slug, Immortal Technique, Nas, and Eminem, along with bands like Deftones, Incubus,Sublime, Linkin Park, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are just a few of their many musical influences.

Milton J and The Leftovers have been making their mark on the industry since 2009. Starting out as a solo artist, Milton J formed the Leftovers with drummer Garret Hall, guitarist Kristina Hong, bassist Edward Hong, and DJ Silverio Montano along the way. The group name came from an inside joke logoMilton J had for a b-side album called “Leftovers”, because kitchen leftovers are the best just as the leftover tracks of an artist that make a b-side record. Members of the group liked the idea so much they adopted the name for the band.

The name has evolved from a simple inside joke to a movement made strong by their supporters. Their influence has spread past the DMV as they look to take over the industry.

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