Exclusive Interview: O-Town Talks Summer 2018 Tour | Pt. 1 EP | Comeback As Group | & More w/ @MFWERadio

O-Town’s story began in 1999, when TV network, ABC, produced the very first musical reality show in major network history. “Making the Band” was produced in conjunction with Lou Pearlman, creator of both the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. The show chronicled the creation, development, and rise to success of O-Town throughout three seasons of the series; the first two on ABC and the final season on MTV. The group became the first to be signed by Clive Davis to his label, J Records, and released two full-length albums, which included #1 singles, “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing”. The latter of which was nominated for “Song of the Year” at the Radio Music Awards in 2001.

Reunited in 2014 as a four-piece, following the departure of member, Ashley Parker Angel, band members Jacob Underwood, Trevor Penick, Dan Miller and Erik-Michael Estrada, released their third studio album, “Lines & Circles”, and set out on a national tour for the first time in 10 years in support of the album. They spent the summer of 2016 on the MY2K Tour, with artists 98 Degrees, Ryan Cabrera, and Dream. They also performed alongside the likes of New Kids on The Block, Boyz ll Men and Paula Abdul for the 5th Mixtape Festival, held in July 2016 in Hershey, PA.

In October 2016, the group launched a Kickstarter campaign to do just that. The campaign was so incredibly successful that they met their initial goal of $47,500 within the first 7 hours. At the end of the 30-day campaign, they nearly doubled that goal, proving their loyal fan base will continue to support the group as they pursue new musical endeavors. O-Town is now preparing to release the second of two EP’s, with Pacific Records, which will complete their fourth studio album. They are currently on tour as part of the Pop 2000 Tour, alongside Aaron Carter, Ryan Cabrera and Tyler Hilton, hosted by *NSYNC’s Lance Bass. O-Town’s first EP, “Part 1”, is available now! Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with our friends O-Town.

Exclusive Interview: Janine The Machine Talks Debut EP ‘High Places’ | Working w/ Tricky Stewart | & More w/ @MFWERadio

Janine The Machine confidently takes control of her own destiny. The Detroit-born and Atlanta-based artist quite literally does it all, powering every facet of her trapped-out R&B pop with a signature sense of spirit, style, and soul. In fact, an independent philosophy remains encapsulated in her very name.“I’m a machine,” she  smiles. “I write my own songs, engineer my own sessions, and mix my own vocals. I do it all.” 

Born and raised in Southfield, Michigan to a military mom and dad, our heroine went from playing piano and guitar  to cooking up beats in her bedroom. Inspired by everyone from Missy Elliott,  Santigold, and  Kelis to  Grace Jones and No Doubt, Janine took the first step on her path to being a creative machine back in high school. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a double major in music and communications, she began to catch the attention of industry tastemakers.


Following an Atlanta writing session with international pop artist Raja Kumari, Janine caught the ear of Grammy award-winning super-producer, Tricky Stewart [RihannaBeyoncéFrank Ocean]. Within a few days, Janine relocated to Atlanta, partnered with Tricky and began quietly crafting the signature sound.


Now, she makes a major splash with the 2018 debut EP High Places. “’High Places’ is a mindset. It’s about operating at the frequency that greatness lives.” she explains. “Whatever your high place is, get to it! Everybody has one. I reach mine through music.”She first teased the project with the buzz track, “High Places” [feat. Raja Kumari]. It quickly racked up 250K-plus YouTube views and counting as Janine’s profile rose. She kicked off spring 2018 by unleashing the single “Mañana.” In the end, by simply being herself, Janine The Machine remains primed to make a big impact on her own terms.“When you hear my music, I want it to be a reminder of how dope you are,” she leaves off. “There’s so much negativity in the world. I want my music to give people good vibes and keep them on a higher frequency.” Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Janine The Machine.

Exclusive Interview: Jonathan McReynolds Talks “Make Room” Album | Upcoming Book Release | & More w/ @MFWERadio

Dove Award-winning and Grammy and Stellar award-nominated gospel singer-songwriter Jonathan McReynolds has announced the release of his first ever live LP, “Make Room,” his third full album and the fourth overall release for the 28-year-old musician. The guitarist and singer also holds a Masters in theology from Moody Theological Seminary and is currently an adjunct member of the Columbia College faculty. His music has been cheered on by music icons from Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, and Tori Kelly to gospel giants like CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk Franklin, who dubbed McReynolds “the future of gospel music.”

The highly-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan’s 2015 “Life Music: Stage Two,” (which spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard gospel chart) was recorded entirely live this past May in Chicago, IL and was released on March 9th, 2018 on Entertainment One. Ahead of the album’s release, Jonathan is sharing a music video for lead single “I’m Not Lucky, I’m Loved,” which was first released in September and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s digital gospel songs chart. The song, which is firmly rooted in gospel tradition and priority, wears its mainstream pop appeal well as Jonathan’s incredible voice performs acrobatically around his trademark guitar-gospel style. The song bubbles and shimmers through intimate and joyful dynamics, even breaking into a white-hot guitar solo near the end.   The video, coming a few months after the single’s audio release, showcases how quickly beloved the song has become by featuring homemade videos of Jonathan’s fans singing and dancing along to the new single. Checkout our latest and exclusive interview with Jonathan McReynolds.

Exclusive Interview: Bahja Rodriguez Talks New EP “Take 3” | Solo Artist Success | OMG Girlz | & More w/ @MFWERadio

Sweet melodies, soft background and powerful leads would be the only way to describe the unique yet soulful sound of R&B Songstress, Bahja Rodriguez. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia; the 21-year old singer/songwriter channels her dynamic presence and vibrant delivery in each project released. Fueled with an inherited talent in music and melodies, Bahja’s passion derives from her artistry and the support she continuously receives from fans worldwide. Bahja’s professional career began at the tender age of 12 years old as “Miss Beauty” in the popular girl group “OMG Girlz.” The group is credited mostly for their songs “Gucci This, Gucci That,” “Where the Boys At,” “Baddie,” and “Boy It’s Over.”  The group disbanded in March 2015 mutually.  In December 2017, the young ladies rejoined on stage for a one time guest performance at the Great Xscape Tour.

Determined to not break from her passion musically during the abrupt end of the group’s identity; Bahja continued to pursue her career as a solo artist. In April 2015, the songstress released her first song entitled “Jealous Type” that gained over 1 million streaming impressions within days of its release. Following this release, Bahja countered the buzz with the release of her debut EP entitled “It Gets Better.” The project charted to a peak of #6 in sales via iTunes R&B album charting, as well as, peaked on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums charts at #10. Dedicated to her craft and solidifying her consistency to win in her position, Bahja Rodriguez released her second project entitled “Luv” November 2016. The project appeared on the sales charting list via iTunes at #29, as well as, peaking at #8 via Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Channeling her growth as an adult woman coming into another phase of her life personally and professionally, Bahja took from personal situations in her life and expresses those thoughts in her newest and third EP project entitled “Take 3.” The project is set for a digital release on May 18, 2018. The singer took to social media to announce the project with the official cover artwork and title in caption with date causing talks of anticipation from her loyal fans. Production on this compilation comes exclusive. Excited about the growth in her musical delivery and lyrical keen, Bahja spoke on the concept and direction of her new project “Take 3”— “This project was made to give a fresh and diverse take on women who are in the music industry from Atlanta. My focus was to take a stance for the soulful high-spirited women who make the culture of Atlanta vibrant more mainstream. This project is filled with fun, soul, dance, upbeat in its production that people worldwide can still relate and vibe to no matter the ethnicity or age group. This is introducing a new side of Bahja Rodriguez that has evolved as a woman yet resonates in a new layer of confidence.”

Checkout our latest interview with Bahja.