Archives December 2020

DISCOVER RAP: ‘Prynce P’ Drops new material and a hot ‘Rudolf Triple D Remix’

After releasing the biggest Hip-Hop compilation album out of Dallas, Texas featuring legends like Paul Wall, Lil Flip, Spice 1 and more, P decided to get back to the drawing board and work on 6 more singles before retiring the microphone.

His first single, entitled “The Triple D Cypher” was released on 6/14/18 which also made history in his city as he featured 14 of the hottest rappers out of D-Town. This project went on to hit every Dallas radio station and it landed a placement to be in a college movie (Dig Deep). It featured Dallas favourites like Mr. Pookie, Big Tuck, Headkrack, Keynote, Motian, Eclipse Darkness, Microphone Lewis, Teleoso, Alsace Carcione, Ritchy Flo, Rakim Al-Jabbaar, Bobby Fisha and IQ Muzic.

After the success of the cypher, P went back to the studio and started to work on his 2nd single which he dedicated to Mother Earth. He named it “My Apology” as he featured Motian, IQ Muzic, Bubba, Susy Solis and one of his all-time favorite rappers, K-Rino. This single was released on 4/22/19 (Earth Day) and the video directed by Nima T won an award from The NatiVisons film festival.

After the release of My Apology, he quickly went back to work on his 3rd single which he named, “Reloaded.” Like always, he hand-picked some of his favorite musicians to collaborate with him. He featured: Flexinfab, Flower Child, DQ Hampton, Eclipse Darkness, Motian, GSpook, IQ Muzic and Tony Ballard Jr. This unique track was released on his birthday 7/31 and within the first week of its release, it was featured on 5 radio stations including 102.3fm and 106.5fm in Los Angeles.

Due to travels, Prynce took a break from music but once he got back, he decided that it was time to work on his 4th project. Since the year 2020 had been tough on most, he wanted to create something fun and comical. Thus, he called on his favourite team once again so they can get back in the studio with him. The team included: Eclipse Darkness, Bubba, Microphone Lewis, Keynote, Motian and IQ Muzic as they started to work on “Rudolf – The Triple D Remix,” their version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This single was released on 12/14/20 which also came with an animated music video. It quickly became a favourite with over 9,000 streams on Spotify within the first week of its release.

Prynce is currently in the lab cooking up his last 2 singles with producers Cloak Beats, Vani Music and Billy Syn which he is planning to release mid-2021.

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You can check all the updates on www.pohectic.com or follow P on Instagram at @PryncePTheGreat

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

In 2006, Prynce P recorded a song for Chuck Norris and his fighting show, “The World Combat League.”

In 2012, Prynce P along with Kou and Motian recorded a song entitled “Star Crossed” which was downloaded over 997,930 in less than 8 months.

In 2012, Prynce P collaborated with Grammy rapper Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony as their song “On Fire” hit 8 radio stations.

In 2013, Prynce P released his single “My Paradise” which was featured on Chanel 33.

In 2013, Prynce P received an award from Congress Woman Johnson, Amnesty International and The House of Representatives for his single “My Paradise.”

In 2013, Prynce P’s single “My Gift N Curse” beat out 10,000 submissions and had his track play on 97.9 The Beat.

In 2014, Pohectic Life Records and The Valley of the Kings Studio recorded a song with Houston legend, Paul Wall entitled “And Things Will Never Be the Same…” which hit over 9 radio stations in less than 2 weeks. This single also won one of the hottest singles released by an independent label on 97.9 The Beat, making him the first artist out of DFW to have ever earned two wins.

Pohectic Life Records released their long awaited album entitled “14” on 10/14/16 which features 34 musicians.  As of today, this is the biggest compilation Hip-Hop album out of Dallas, TX, history.

In 2017, Prynce P was on the cover of Javanan Magazine Issue #1352, December of 2017.

Prynce P released the biggest cypher out of Dallas, TX featuring 14 of the hottest rappers from his city entitled “The Triple D Cypher.”

Prynce P released his single “My Apology” featuring his top 10 favorite rapper, “K-Rino.” The music video to this single won an award from The NatiVisions film festival in 2019.

On July 31st, 2019, Prynce P released his single “Reloaded” which had 24 articles written about it including “The Dallas Observer.”

On December 14th, 2020, Prynce P released his comical Christmas single entitled “Rudolf – The Triple D Remix” which came with an animation music video.

N2BLÜ return with a warm and strong Electro ‘Phoenix Heart’

Synth pop and Independent electro dance pioneers N2BLÜ return with a hot, warm and strong new single entitled ‘Phoenix Heart’.

‘Phoenix Heart’ delivers a strong personal message of strength and resilience through hard times and pain.

We asked Jonathan Arceneaux what the song was about and he said ”

‘Phoenix Heart’ is a very personal song for me. I’ve always identified with the legend of the Phoenix in that I have had to start over many times in my life, picking myself up from the proverbial “ashes” and move forward to the next chapter. It takes an incredible amount of strength and will to keep going after we’ve been knocked down in this life and we all have to have a Phoenix Heart to survive it. This song is dedicated to all of those who don’t give up and don’t quit, no matter what.

Born in New Orleans, Jonathan Arceneaux started singing not long after he learned to talk and hasn’t stopped singing since!

At a very young age Jonathan began his career as a singer in a church choir and started taking voice lessons in both classical and musical theatre styles. During his High School years in Baton Rouge, LA, Jonathan continued singing in the choir and participated in several musical theatre productions.

He also started to tap into his writing talents as a freshman in High School, drawing inspiration from some of his favourite bands and artists like Better Than Ezra, Duncan Sheik and Savage Garden.

Over the years following, Jonathan began to realize that his true passion was singing and writing Pop music, so he changed his focus from classical and music theatre to be a full time Pop singer/songwriter.

He is a passionate, true artist with emotional expression through his writing, production, and performance. Jonathan also enjoys collaborating with other artists to meld unique tastes in sound and texture.

In 2008 he worked with hit producers I-ROC (Universal Music/HappyMadison Productions/BZEE ROC) and RADIO (Chris Brown’s “Dreamer”/Blake Lewis’ “End of the World”).

As a result of the collaboration with RADIO in 2009, Jonathan released “From The Ashes”, under the name Jay Arseno, his sophomore follow up to his debut album in 2008, “Face In You Crowd”, under the name Jonathan Adam.

After the loss of his father to kidney cancer in August of 2009, Jonathan took some time off from music and in 2013 he decided to move from his home in Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA for an immersive experience in the heart of the music industry.

While he learned a lot about the industry and himself, Los Angeles was not a good fit for him. So, in 2015 Jonathan decided to get back to his roots and move back home to the Big Easy, New Orleans. Not long after moving to New Orleans, Jonathan met Konstantin Smorodnikov, a personal trainer originally from Russia who had a love and talent for music as well.

Jonathan and Konstantin had an instant connection as friends and decided to start working on music together. While Jonathan came from more of a pop music writing background and classical vocal training, Konstantin’s background was in the club and dance music scene.

The next couple of years lead to the duo developing a seamless blending of Jonathan’s lyrics and vocals and Konstantin’s beats and instrumentation to create a sound all their own. In July 2018 they were approached by Loren Israel to participate in his song writing mentorship program.

Little did Jonathan and Konstantin know that this would be an integral turning point in their musical journey.

After a year of instruction, guidance, and tough love from Loren and by honing their skills in song writing and lyricism, they have emerged as the duo, N2BLÜ.

Born and raised in Kostroma, Russia, Konstantin Smorodnikov fell in love with music at early age. It was the structure of rhythm and arrangement that most interested him.

Around 15 is when he was introduced to computer music production.

At 18 moved to America where spent most of his 20’s going out to local dance clubs and learning all he could about technical side of production and sound engineering. He drew inspiration from DJ’s like Peter Rauhofer and Abel Aguilera.

In 2016 he met Jonathan Arceneaux. They realized that they both shared a passion for similar sounds and ideas in music and decided to give a musical partnership a shot.

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YouTube Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/Z4hEykh1DOY

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/0rhLuUVEkcccSz5QAHvDUx?si=zACAXJRMQaGK7_CBAIr6wQ

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/phoenix-heart-single/1523625825

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/n2blu/phoenix-heart

South Africa’s ‘Lucky Packet’ release a touching, melodic and soulful rock single with ‘It’s Alright’

Lucky Packet are an Alternative Rock band based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lucky Packet produce a unique and eclectic blend of alternative rock with a soulful edge.

The new single ‘It’s Alright’ from ‘Lucky Packet’ is captivating listeners in South Africa and globally on Digital Radio stations like New York FM, London FM, Bafana FM and Discover Rocks 21. Tune in here.

“It’s Alright my love” sings lead vocalist Katlego with a melodic and soulful ‘McAlmont & Butler’ twist that compliments the rich and well produced moving melodic rock sound. ‘It’s Alright’ from ‘Lucky Packet’ has a warm, soulful and earthy sound with a groovy rock edge.

The beautiful single ‘It’s Alright’ is taken off the debut album from ‘Lucky Packet’ entitled ‘Ancient History’. The melodic Soul meets Rock band Lucky Packet consists of Katlego, Yuri and Brendan.

‘Ancient History’ is a full length album from ‘Lucky Packet’ that was produced and mixed by band member ‘Brendan Peacock’.

‘Brendan Peacock’ has also played with 80’s Music acts like Leee John of Imagination and a host of well known South African acts.

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The incredible ‘Martin Brothers’ Bring an 80’s Sheen back to life with ‘So Cold’

While the days are getting cooler and darker, so does the new single of the Two Brothers.

“So Cold” is the name of the new hot track that takes the listener right into the heat. It’s a kind of the cold and darker answer to their previous single “Looking For You”.

Of course, you’ll find all the Martin Brothers ingredients like the glittering synth-sounds, the spheric retro pads paired with a sing along chorus. But this time they added a touch of R&B to get the catchy groove constantly going. It’s one of those tracks that really capture the vibe of a big city night and mystical romance.

Imagine you drive with your car through the neon streets of Los Angeles, Bangkok and so on or walking down the stairs to an underground club, well So Cold will definitely bring you right into that mood.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Martin Brothers, if they didn’t also capture this feeling in a music video. Be sure not to miss that nightshift on YouTube, while they are heading right into the heart of downtown Los Angeles at midnight.

Listen to the song and ask yourself… will these “cold eyes” catch fire again?

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Latin Billboard charting singer songwriter ‘Natalis’ is buzzing at Christmas with Puerto Rican ‘Coquito’

Coquito is a song dedicated to the Puerto Rican drink that Latino families enjoy every holiday season. The record is fun, lively and intoxicating just like the drink Coquito!

It gets you in the holiday spirit as soon as the dembow hits! Sleigh bells ring and people cheer, setting the stage for Latin Billboard charting singer songwriter Natalis, to chill you with her captivating melodies.

Immediately after, to heat things up, the bass line kicks in and rides on a warm tropical reggaeton beat by Rockoranything founder and producer Alvin Anthony.

There’s a fun, warm, romantic element to this tune never heard in a Christmas song before. Right before the chorus kicks in, I’m ready to book a one way ticket to Puerto Rico as Natalis says, “Vente conmigo pa’ Puerto Rico!!!”

There’s absolutely no time for the holiday blues now that we’ve got Coquito available for stream everywhere!

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‘Hot Money’ is the UK’s Best Grime, Drill, Afro Swing and Trap Producer

Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?

I am a music producer, songwriter, engineer and artist who goes by the name ‘Hot Money’. I own and run my own recording studio facility in London, UK and have worked with names such as Stefflon Don, Stormzy, Krept and Konan and more.

When did you start music?

I started out playing piano from the age of around 7 years old. Later into my teenagers, I got my first computers for music making and started to make beats. Once I started to get good, I attended SAE (School of Audio Engineering) to learn how to make by beats knock and overall mixing techniques.

How did you get into music?

My pops bought me a keyboard for Christmas so I started messing around with the demo presets. After a few months, I asked to learn more about the instrument, he then put me onto a piano tutor.

What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?

Having children whilst pursuing a career in music. When you’ve got the pressure’s of putting food on the table, it steps your hustle to a whole new level.

Are you currently signed or independent?

I am currently independent working on building my own labels.

Who inspires you the most musically?

I am most inspired by beatmakers and producers. I am more of a sound guy so I enjoy listening to the architecture of music productions. Names like Timbaland, Pharrell, Rodney Jerkins will always be legends to me.

Any new music coming out soon?

I’ve got an instrumental album coming out called ‘UK Takeover Vol. 1’. It’s a compilation of beats from UK Genre’s like Drill, Afro Swing and Grime.

What is your greatest achievement as a musician?

One of my greatest achievements is hearing my early Grime instrumentals take over the UK Club scene. The beats also got crazy radio play on the BBC (UK). I ended up getting a Best Producer Nomination from that!

Do you produce your own music? If not who do you work with?

I produce all of my own music in my London recording facility.

Who is one artist you wish you could work with?

Drake would be the ultimate collab. Just the whole energy around his brand can make or break a beat a lot of the times.

Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is coming out? What is it about?

My instrumental album is out now on Spotify and all the big platforms. It’s a collection of UK inspired beats for rappers and listeners all around the world.

What does a day inside your shoes look like?

My day is filled with answering emails, organizing studio sessions, making beats and working on my goals in other areas of my life.

Anything else you want the audience to know about you?

I’m a Libra.

ONLINE:

https://www.instagram.com/hotmoneystudios/

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Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?

I grew up in a family who is not supporting my dreams and I had to overcome the usual financial struggles that come with that by myself. Luckily my friends always made sure I got to enjoy things growing up. Big up my bestie and my producers who held my hand through hardship.

Where are you from?

Cyprus.

When did you start music?

I was singing at the school choir when I was young and I played the electric guitar at some point. I started doing music professionally when I was 17.

How did you get into music?

I started as a dancer and musical theater performer when I decided to get into music.

What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?

It was the loss of my auntie and my uncle in an airplane crash when I was 13.

Are you currently signed or independent?

Independent.

Who inspires you the most musically?

I like all kinds of music, I’m inspired by singers who write their own songs like Amy Winehouse.

What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?

After listening to my music I want people to take away that I am going to be the next hot thing – giving them the good vibes.

Any new music coming out soon?

27th of November

What is your greatest achievement as a musician?

Listening to my track Dance Floor playing in Dash radio in Atlanta.

Do you produce your own music?

If not who do you work with? No, but I can write. I work on a lot of beats by multi platinum producers and Grammy award winning producers and songwriters.

Who is one artist you wish you could work with?

In terms of UK artists it would be Stormzy and Stefflon Don and in terms of globally it would be Travis Scott and Chris Brown.

Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is coming out? What is it about?

I have a song coming out called ‘You should know’ on the 27th of November featuring Grammy nominated producer Rmb Justize. It’s about a girl falling in love with a relationship she never saw coming and people talk about it – hot topic. It’s a romantic song talking about the magic between the two and how beautiful it is to know each other so well.

What does a day inside your shoes look like?

Making music, making money and university. Making music, developing my fashion brand and networking online. As a CEO and founder of my own label and fashion brand a lot of things has to be dealt by me.

Anything else you want the audience to know about you?

Get ready to join me in a live stream performance in 2021.

ONLINE:

Stream All: http://hyperurl.co/youshouldknow
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsserenabiatch/

Italy’s R&B artist ‘Soul Flake’ releases the smooth ‘Acqua e Caffè’

R&B artist Soul Flake, popular in Italy for his particular voice and experimental attitude, is exciting fans again with his latest single of smooth R&B music.

Acqua e Caffè”, released by Street Label Records, is only full of empathetic music to bring love and hope to soul.

Acqua e Caffé”, translation into water and coffee, was written in his own hand during the lock down. The piece is intimate, profound and extremely personal. One perhaps among the most touching singles proposed by the artist.

“Acqua e caffè” is a heartfelt tribute to the mother who passed away in 2018 after a life supporting his talent and passion. Soul Flake gets naked, putting the accent on a void that is difficult to fill.

Acqua e Caffé” is a mixture of slow and powerful rhythms with expressive vocals. The track covers a vast spectrum of emotions, forming an exceptional and magical connection with listeners. He launched his music career at the age of 23 in R&B and Soul music and hasn’t stopped his momentum continuing to experiment with modern sounds or new techniques.

The artist has several singles and Albums recorded under his name (“2011 – Infallibile”, “2014 Le due Metà”, “2016 Il bello di essere unici”) with producer from all over the world. Soul Flake is already a household name in R&B music in Italy and he will hopefully be internationally soon. To listen to more of his music, or for interested parties to reach out to Soul Flake for an interview or Radio show, you can make contact via the facebook link provided below.

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Spotify single: https://open.spotify.com/album/2j6l95W0g3Jz5nDqSJbdkh?highlight=spotify:track:4OkxiRWENg6PGPiwohVbpN

Soul Flake facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulflakeofficial

Midwest Death Metal group ‘Casket Robbery’ unleash a brutal assault with “From Hell”

Midwest death metal group Casket Robbery unleash a brutal assault with “From Hell”

Interspersing melodic leads in between neck-whipping grooves, Casket Robbery pull from death’s metal’s melodic side as well as its brutal one. The band, featuring members Cory Scheider- Guitars, Megan Orvold- Vocals, Troy Powell- Guitars, Derek Silloway- Bass hail from Madison, Wisconsin.

From Hell” is a one-off single that was initially released in 2019 and has been gaining momentum ever since. Casket Robbery has toured all over the United States in support of their debut EP “The Ascension” and has built a loyal following all around the world.

In lieu of touring in 2020, the group reshifted focus and now host their own Patreon account that you can keep up to date with more behind the scenes, bonus content, and more! https://www.patreon.com/casketrobbery

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You can find Casket Robbery on Social Media here:

https://www.facebook.com/casketrobbery/

https://www.instagram.com/casketrobbery/

California guitarist, lead vocalist and professional recording artist ‘Ron Wright’ rocks us again with ‘Cryptocurrency’

Monterey, California guitarist, lead vocalist and professional recording artist ‘Ron Wright’ is back with a fresh new solo performance release entitled ‘Cryptocurrency‘.

‘Ron Wright’ is currently riding high in the rock world with some of rocks legendary players and musicians on the incredible ‘Ron Wright & Special Guests‘.

Ron Wright talks about new release ‘Cryptocurrency‘ saying “I performed the vocals, guitar, bass, and programmed live stems drum tracks. I composed, produced, recorded, mixed & mastered “Cryptocurrency” just a few months ago“.

Ron Wright is also the guitarist for Monterey, California band  Chile Colorado who are Monterey’s “Big Electric Band”.

His recent release ‘Ron Wright & Special Guests‘ features many of rock’s legendary players like Bobby Kimball – TOTO, Valerie Carter – Michael Jackson, Davey Pattison – Robin Trower, Janet Planet – Van Morrison, Richard Bryant- Little River Band, Tiran Porter – Doobie Brothers and Chris Minto who engineered for KISS.

Ron Wright’s music has elements of Jimi Hendrix Experience, ZZ Top, Mountain, Cream, Thin Lizzy, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Eddie Van Halen.

Ron Wright was born in Montana and received his musical education from ASU. An experienced studio musician with a strong track record as a performer, engineer, and producer. Ron enjoys all styles of music, as his BMI compositions reveal.

Ron has performed extensively live and on television, and in addition he has recorded with various group members of TOTO, The Doobie Brothers, Larry Carlton band, and Pablo Cruise, to name a few. He’s worked on major motion pictures and has a music video. There are artist reviews from HHGI Magazine, Strutter Magazine, Tracks Online, Guitar Nine Records, among various other music critics.

Ron heads his own recording studio & frequently helps events staged by local charities throughout the year. He enjoys fishing and sailing where he now resides in Pebble Beach, California.

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