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Win a copy of Nebula EP by Heliophile

We have 5 copies of the new EP by Dutch synthpop artist, Heliophile, to give away. For a chance to win, just answer the following question:

What is a nebula?

A. A type of blue cheese
B. A cloud of gas and dust in space
C. A small sea creature

Please send your answer (A, B or C) to Remember to include your name. The five winners will be chosen at random and announced on our Facebook page. Closing date: 6th October 2013.

More about Heliophile…

Heliophile - Nebula EP

“Heliophile is Gijs van Ouwerkerk, the former being slightly easier to pronounce than the latter to anyone outside my home country of The Netherlands. As an 8-year-old kid, I was watching a charts show on TV and ”Radio Ga Ga” by Queen came on. The sounds and atmosphere of that song sparked my imagination like never before!

Ever since, I’ve had a soft spot for timeless popular music with strong melodies, whether it’s The Beatles, hard rock and even extreme metal, or the 80s synthpop anthems we still love today.

After a long period of playing guitar, bass and drums, singing and being the principal songwriter in several extreme heavy metal bands, the synthesizer sounds I heard at a gothic/industrial party reminded me of “Radio Ga Ga” again. So I looked for somebody in my area to play synths on my songs. I didn’t find anybody.

Therefore, I took the time to learn how to produce, arrange and mix electronic music myself, while also boosting my vocal skills. This story gave birth to the “Nebula” EP; four melodic, melancholic, electronic pop songs with profound lyrics.

It was recorded and mixed in Heliophile’s own studio in The Netherlands and mastered by Ken Porter (De/Vision, Intuition) in the United States.”

Heliophile Links:

Heliophile – Synthpop Website:
Twitter: @Heliophile_NL