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Dina Valenz

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Back with a new EP, So Cal native Dina Valenz’s joined forces with producer Jay P, with the collaboration yielding a new sound direction. Performing extensively locally, Dina returns more confident, bolder and with more attitude as she continues traversing the bumpy road of young love, armed with guitar in hand. Discussing the relatable sacrifices one does for long distance love and the “best part of her day”, several genres (pop, country, EDM)  blend together to relay these messages.

Whether it’s bubbly “Show Him Off” and radio-friendly “With My Shades On”, Dina combines a little Alanis and Lady Gaga for a new brand of infectious pop anthems you’d turn up in the car on sunny car rides in the summer. Showing versatility on “Fighter” and “I Hate That I Miss You”, Dina brings out a new harder club goddess edge. Taking a gamble on changing things up to reflect an expansion of range, proved a good one.

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Dina Valenz is a rising young singer/songwriter whose talents are evident on her new six-track EP titled,With My Shades On. Set to release in mid-February 2015, this latest release marks Dina’s sophomore effort, and carries a more experienced tone than her previous EP, Miles & Miles. While this new EP seems to have more weight lyrically – showing Dina’s growth as a woman – the music stays true to the pop-rock sound the artist established with her debut release.

With My Shades On, offers the pop music fan a great deal of options. For example, my favorite track from a musical perspective is I Hate That I Miss You. It has a dance vibe that any club DJ could add to his/her rotation and get the party started. On the flipside, I Can’t Forget You, is a much more meaningful song because it speaks to the real life drama of trying to maintain a long distance relationship. This particular song will be easily appreciated by anyone who has ever attempted to date someone in a different city or state.

The rest of the project is worth checking out as well, and if you’re a fan of dance, pop-rock, or contemporary pop music then you’ll likely find With My Shades On to be of interest. Be sure to stop bywww.dinavalenz.com and check out this amazingly talented musician.

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Intro: Dina Valenz is a singer/Songwriter that hails from Los Angels area. She’s been making quite a name for herself regionally and nationally. She has received critical acclaim for her amazing songwriting. “Miles and Miles” is her latest 4 track release and the result though far from a self-indulgent ego trip, rather a moving and elegiac artistic statement from start to finish. This is not your overly predictable Ramon Noodle Pop Rock ale artist, no Valenz goes much deeper than that. In-fact Valenz could even be classed as a 4 genera artist: Alternative Rock, Pop, Americana and even contemporary Singer/Songwriter. Valenz has way too much precision and clarity to live in the shadows of overly-predictable Pop Rock. Indeed this is clearly evident in songs like the title track, “My Favorite Pair of Jeans” and “Skinny Bitch” which methodically ups the ante to a very respectable level of catchy musical expression and craftsmanship that transcends typical pigeonholing. The music is also commercially viable with a fresh sound and an entertaining vibe that makes a real connection with the listener. All pieces within this album hold the attentions span of the listener perfectly. In a nutshell this is Alanis Morissette meets Jewel. The 5 song line-up comes fully loaded and appeals to many listeners with a wide variety of musical styles.

MUSIC can be heard vi SOUNDCLOUD – http://soundcloud.com/dinavalenz

Conclusion: I would imagine in time we will hear more from this amazing artists in the near future. No doubt Dina Valenz has carved a marketable niche for herself thus far setting himself up for more marketable success down the road. I would not be surprised to hear his music featured in a major Motion Picture or TV Series one day. But for now I can honestly say this is one artist that clearly gives you a clairvoyant snapshot that is highly original, uplifting and dare I say brilliantly catchy in scope.

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Remember light and bubbly pop? It seems almost every decade bares this mark of female bands and/or singer-songwriters who balance airy, breezy songs about love with a few songs with bite about politics, societal clichés or said lovers who might eventually yield heartbreak. Dina Valenz's latest EP, Miles & Miles fits this Cali artist well into this class of cool chicks. With a Broadway theatre quality voice (reminding me of Idina Menzel), she wavers from soft whispers to rocking out for emphasis on "All of My Tomorrows" and "Miles &Miles".

Before you peg her as that girl with only songs about being in a comfortable relationship (admittedly that's where I naturally gravitated), she cheekily roars back with doo-wop inspired "Skinny Bitch" about the lady carrying pets as accessories,designer labels and fake bodyparts we've probably all encountered who inexplicably steals the guy away. Ending the EP on a strong note, "Miles &Miles" could easily wind up on a movie or musical soundtrack, proving Dina won't have to travel very far to reach her promising next-level potential.

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Dina just released her four-track debut EP, which was executive produced by veteran contemporary jazz singer-songwriter Mark Winkler (who also co-wrote with Dina the infectious jangling pop/rocker “Favorite Pair of Jeans”) and arranged by renowned jazz pianist/keyboardist Jamieson Trotter. This EP gleefully dances up and down the spectrum of modern-day Pop-Rock with hints of Americana-Blues-Folk served on the side. The CD Opens with the stark title track’ and pulls out all the stops until the final track “All of my Tomorrows.” The EP as a whole pretty much hits on all cylinders. “Miles and Miles” is an eclectic mixture of many different styles of music and covers a lot of ground. The music and vocal presence of Valenz present the perfect musical backdrop for just sitting back and jamming out or playing in the car for a long drive. While each track is similar within their own right, all songs on “Miles and Miles” delivers unique, emotionally charged experiences that will satisfy any aficionado. Of particular note are the smooth, soothing vocals provided by Valenz. She delivers sold performances within her own right, all the while retaining a feminine fullness that compliments the skillful array of sounds brought forward by the rest of the band. Though I could be wrong I suspect musical influences here are as follows: Sister Hazel, Sarah McLachlin, Heather Nova, Anna Nalick.

To sum it up: I give the Dina Valenz and enthusiastic 4 out of five stars and highly recommend this EP to any fan of pop, rock, Americana and Folk. Grab yourself a copy and kick up your heels to some solid songwriting! It definitely sets the standard for the genre, and should be a big hit this Summer.

Dina Valenz – Miles and Miles (EP)
Locale: Los Angeles
Sounds Like: Sister Hazel, Sarah McLachlin, Heather Nova, Anna Nalick

Official URL: http://www.dinavalenz.com/

BELOW AVERAGE/AVERAGE/ABOVE AVERAGE/STELLAR

Final Rating: 4/5 Stars

Review by Trevor Gray (UK) edited by Heather Savage

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TOTAL: 3.6 out of 4 rating

Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Pop/Rock/Acoustic
Key Tracks: My Favorite Pair of Jeans

Dina Valenz is a talented young singer-songwriter from San Pedro, California whose latest EP, Miles & Miles, can be described as fun, sincere, and blunt. Miles & Miles is a four song lesson on creative songwriting that exposes the world outside of Los Angeles to Dina's talents as a singer-songwriter.

An awesome combination of acoustic driven pop-rock, the project has a great deal of relatable subject matter that is delivered from Dina's bird-like voice. Songs like "My Favorite Pair of Jeans" make Miles & Miles a great addition to your iTunes and Spotify playlists. With some some help from co-writer Mark Winkler, Dina creatively declares, "You are comfortable, and you are wonderful. They don't make them like you baby, anymore. We've been through 100 washes, and been hung out to dry. Baby you're the best friend that money can never buy. You're like my favorite pair of jeans."

Songwriting at this level is an artform that only those with elite talent have mastered, and Miles & Miles is proof that Dina and her co-writers belong in that class. You'll hear it also on other songs, like the title track Miles and Miles.

Overall, Miles & Miles is a journey that is worth taking with Dina Valenz. Much to my delight, I found Dina and her EP to be very refreshing and well worth checking out.