Deitra Magazine

Kim Logan: Elevating the Experience


KIM LOGAN FLAUNTS AN exquisite sultry voice, sexy lion mane of hair, rocker vibe and songs that make us feel like we're throwing back a moonshine at a cool blues bar. Her 2013 self-titled debut album, Kim Logan, is what first caught our attention. "Black Magic Boy" bears a retro soul sound and just enough witchy vibe to make us instant fans. The entire record sweeps us up into a jazzy swamp stomp airboat ride through the Delta, Logan's smooth and soulful voice enticing us with precision and force. 
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Stevie Victory: World of Another


HE'S A MULTI-TALENTED ARTIST with a distinct personal style. His acting roles can be seen on such independent films as Counting to 1000, a post-modern horror flick that has received the Best Film award from SATO48 — Stevie himself landing runner up for Best Actor. He has a solid background writing and performing music in various formations, and is an incredible portrait artist, painter and a master of the Deitra runway, adding his own personal flair of character stemming from his acting experience. A truly deep soul and creative entity, Stevie has a mind that we could dive into head first. Following is a photo shoot created by Deitra photographer, Leslie Tucker, as well as an exclusive interview that merely scratches the surface of this ultra-talented dude.
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Inkblot Astronaut: Into the Stratosphere



INDIE ROCK BAND INKBLOT ASTRONAUT brings us a mix of rock and funk fit for today's pop music landscape. With a flair from 90s and 2000s rock, Inkblot Astronaut was created by vocalist Zak Armstrong and lead guitarist Mike Fowler, and the duo is joined by bassist Ryan Hertia and drummer Eric Gendron.
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Dinorah: Magic, Wonders + Dreams


WE LOVE BILINGUAL ARTISTS, and Dinorah delivers that and so much more with her sultry voice and enigmatic interpretive sound. Performing a range of genres including alternative, R&B, soul, Latin rock, psychedelic jazz and Reggae, Dinorah lends an eclectic mood to our favorites playlist. Her expressive raspy voice flutters around the notes with precision and control in songs like "Over You," giving her instant unique identity. "Night Like This" is a deep and dark sensual R&B track, while Déjame Caer is a soulful Latin balled fit for the pop charts. Her signature vocals cry with edge and emotion in the alt-rock song "Whatever Happens," just one of the notably listenable tracks on her Cosmic Vision EP.

Born in La Paz — the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur — she grew up during her first years in between borders of Tijuana and San Diego, then later moved to China with her parents. Now based back in California, she has performed in many countries, including China, India, the Philippines, Mexico and the U.S. With exposure to so many different countries, musical tastes, languages, and cultures, it's no wonder that Dinorah delivers a transcendent sound that is all her own.
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Lo$ol: A Sound Soul


WHEN A SONG CAPTURES a familiar emotion, it makes the artist relatable to anyone who listens and connects people to the music. In the case of Lo$ol's "You Won't Hurt Me," the feeling of depression is a recognizable wraith and touched an intimate chord in my soul.

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Deitra Beauty: Jocelyn Malagon Make Up Review


IN THIS VIDEO FROM DEITRA BEAUTY, we try out an indie makeup brand by Jocelyn Malagon! Jocelyn is a model, Girl Boss, entrepreneur, aesthetician, makeup artist, mother, Co-Founder of the Valentine's Day Project and CEO of The Oenomel Room, one of Springfield's leading beauty studios for voluminous lashes and skin rejuvenation.

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The World Over: A Primal Need


STANDOUT ALT-ROCK BAND THE WORLD OVER landed an instant spot on our top ReverbNation Submissions list and a permanent spot in our underground music hall of fameComprised of dynamic frontwoman Tiaday Rocke, guitarist Ryan Knecht, bassist Juan Arguello and drummer Alejandro Mercado, The World Over is poised to take their place on the Post-Hardcore throne.

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Wasteless Apparel: An Interview With Melanie Reyes


TO MEET MELANIE REYES is to meet two distinctly different women. The first — the version that interacts with the general public and participates in the mundane routines of 21st century living — is pleasant, respectful and sociable in all the ways you might expect from a young professional. There’s nothing wrong with that version, but it pales in comparison to the one you meet the moment the conversation turns to matters of style and fashion.

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Laci Mercede: A Superpower Love


SINGER/SONGWRITER, ACTRESS, PODCASTER, PHILANTHROPIST. Laci Mercede is doing it all. Hailing from the sunny state of California, her signature soprano rasp vocals caught our attention in the R&B groove track "Penny." Her voice pierces over Luke Mitchell's smooth velvet accompaniment, with an addictive beat and undeniably catchy hook that showcases Laci's versatility as both songwriter and rising star. With a likeness to vocal queens like Bebe Rexha and Rihanna, Laci Mercede's voice has a quality that's crazily irresistible, and coupled with the ability to spin body-rocking tracks and heartfelt tributes alike (ala the heartbreaking ballad "Jake"), Laci Mercede is up and coming pop gold. 
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Hy Brasil: South for the Summer



AMONG THE MANY SUBMISSIONS from ReverbNation artists, Cali-based band Hy Brasil has always taken a place in our top tier of favorite artist picks. Hy Brasil has infused their unique brand of indie rock pop with 80s synth riffs and a solid beat backbone, topped with vocalist Wyatt Hull’s rangy and enigmatic voice. The 2018 release of their South for the Summer EP is a blend of lysergic 80s electronic and hook-laden power pop. Beginning track "Let Go" caught our attention with its driving rock beat and an incredibly catchy hook that recalls bands like The Killers and Panic! at the Disco. Hy Brasil's 2019 album For the Birds is a smart followup with seasoned and confident tracks like the ambient coastal cruising song "I Will," and "Do-si-do" — a powerhouse of neon-lit, sweeping ambient pop rock. Read more about Hy Brasil in our exclusive interview with frontman Wyatt Hull.

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