Artist Nahash Wizdom has released the latest single ‘Follow Me’ from the album Grown Folks Muzik; set to drop in August. ’Follow Me’ is a feel good Summer anthem urging listeners to lose their stress and worries and join Nahash Wizdom for an all out celebration of life and all it has to offer!
BiNG is an artist from Houston Texas and has just released his latest single ‘Heat’ off the Album ‘At It Again’.
BiNG likes to talk about girls, other artists, and music in general. “My album is mostly my best work and is one of the best rides to music. My inspiration comes from wanting to sample music. Everything is original on the album but in the future I want to sample.” says the artist Watch his latest single on Youtube:
Chanda Tresvant aka Trapanesechik has a new single featuring 1takequan called “What He Looking For “ – it is about girls that are very nasty for a low price. Chanda Tresvant is a madam in the song and talks about men that are requesting girls and men who are willing to pay for girls. Chanda Tresvant aka Trapanesechik is an artist, model, actress from the valley in California. Chanda Tresvant first got her start in the music industry by doing music videos for Father, Yg, Young Dolph, nipsey hussle, Neyo, too short artist decadez and many more.
Chanda Tresvant began realizing that she was being labeled as a video vixen and didn’t want that title because she knew she had more to offer. Chanda Tresvant released her first single “Why they actin ?”, which released on all platforms. Chanda Tresvant started catching the attention of Grammy winning producer Mally Mall , C.ballin and many others.
Chanda Tresvant aka Trapanesechik released her latest video and single ft 1TakeQuan ! “What He looking For”.
Hussle Crowe, a Detroit artist has worked with Royce da 5’9, Obie Trice (shady records) E40, Too Short, Memphis Bleek, and a few other industry artist. Formerly a solo artist, now with the group called “Black Hollow” with the help of his partner (Billionare Bossy) have set the city of Detroit on fire with their new single “All In” on all platforms now.
Big Dawg079’s new album “Emmanuel” is the return of substance in Hip-hop, and is the 2nd album Big Dawg079 has released in less than a year. Dedication, determination and good music is what you get when you listen. Big Dawg079 is a Chicago artist, recently released from prison after 24 years, he’s hit the ground running. CEO of 079Cartel Entertainment and Popular Lonerz Apparel, he’s a man on a mission.
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Simon Bohnsack also better known under the pseudonym Destroyed Jeane “DJ” Kaito was born on 2 August 1997 in Hanover, Germany. Kaito lived out his creative musical side in childhood. He played mandolin, harmonica and piano at the age of 12. His love of music prompted him to use the YouTube platform for himself in 2011 and try it out for himself. For this reason he took over the channel from a friend, today known as Vier Sterne Deluxe Records. At the end of 2011 he also founded the music project “Vier Sterne Deluxe” with his colleague and friend “DJ Sheldon”, which has been released to this day with alternating cast, two albums and two EPs.
Besides countless cover songs and mixes and the mixtape “DJ Kaito Nr.1”, 2012 saw the release of “6. October (Day of the Nations)”, an independent – and solo produced – single for the first time. One year later his 2012 released Mix of “Revenge” became a surprising viral hit with ten-thousand of views in a short time. Due to the viral success of the music video, further mixtapes and EPs were released. In 2013 Simon released the concept mixtape “Das Vermächniss der RST” which consists of syllables without meaning. Due to the interest of the fans in this kind of music, which from now on is known as RST, songs of this kind by Simon have been released until today. In 2020 the German YouTuber Tanzverbot made that style mainstream.
In 2015 the RST music video “Don’t wanna be a Quader” from the Album “Best of DJK” became a viral hit. After the success of the music video and the album, Simon set out on a dream come true: An own tour. In May 2016 it was time after months of work. Hamburg, Braunschweig, Düsseldorf and Hanover were the stops on the “Mahnwachen Tour 2016”. One year later, the “STOPP RAMSTEIN Tour”, which was also advertised on national TV, continued the success of the tour. In the same year the album #LightningQuader appeared with a big promotion. It is still one of his most successful albums. In the meantime, he collaborated with various artists such as Paula P’Cay, Sintakk, Diehlenbrothals or the music project WAMP.
At the beginning of 2018 Simon came out as maby the first German Rapper that is pansexual and retired great to have time for himself. Despite this, he appeared on the 4th Nationwide pece vigil in Berlin with 2017 chartbreaker Kilez More and other musicians. Also in Hambug a live album was recorded, which released at the end of the year. In 2019 he returned with the album “Signal kommt”. Songs out of it appeared all across the US on radiostations and magazine stories followed.
For 2021 he announced a 10 Year anniversary tour through Germany, Austria, The Netherlands and UK. Do to Covid-19 he must cancel it. A B Plan was made for that year: 12 Months – 12 Singles and a Best Of Album.
Soundtrack artist Lexi Jones’ new single, JUNE (I WANNA FALL), was enthusiastically chosen by her fans to be the singer-songwriter’s latest release (released June 1st). JUNE’s memorable melodies and soulful lyrics reminds us all of our favorite nostalgic moments. JUNE is an impressive follow up to Lexi’s previous tracks, the catchy Greetings From The Graveyard and the Anthemic Proud To Be A Woman.
Lexi Jones has proven herself as a creative force to be reckoned with. Lexi’s music has been placed in several film scores and soundtracks including Amazon Prime’s horror comedy RottenTail, the celebrated Rom-Com Karma Dog, and the critically acclaimed TUBI TV series Tale of Tails. Award-winning composers Allen Lynch and Randy Lynch of III WORLDS ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC GROUP (3WM) and Johanna ‘Jaunty’ Meek of DEATH BY LIPSTICK Productions (DBL) were chosen by Folktellers to compose music for its television series, adapted from the Folktellers acclaimed Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook young adult novels.
Artist Lexi Jones was selected by the accomplished producers to sing the theme song, The Story of Us All. The Story of Us All (feat. Lexi Jones) [Theme Song – Folktellers Universe] https://youtu.be/Y2JengEpew8
Folktellers Creator and Executive Producer, Josef Bastian, stated, “Our vision at Folktellers has always been to work with top artists who are willing to share their talent, creativity, and depth of spirit to bring this universe to life – Randy, Allen, Jaunty, and Lexi are doing just that with their music.” Randy Lynch added, “We (3WM) love the powerful messaging and diverse themes.”
Allen Lynch agreed, noting, “There’s something immensely powerful and spiritual about the entire Folktellers series.” III WORLDS MUSIC has composed, performed, and produced songs for multi-platinum albums, movie and TV soundtracks, and underscores including Disney’s Annapolis, Sony’s xXx: State of the Union, and Universal’s 2 Fast 2 Furious. DBL’s CEO Jaunty Meek also noted, “Putting stories and music together brings the stories alive and opens your imagination to possibilities.” DBL has alliances around the world working with both emerging and established artists including Mark Burnett’s Rock Star: INXS vocalists and the late legendary Dick Wagner (Aerosmith, Alice Cooper).
“My favorite part of being in the Folktellers Universe is working with all the creative, magical people who bring this universe to life,” says artist Lexi Jones. Jones is also known as half of the alternative rock duo PHOENIX UNCAGED (with Kianna Ryan).
JUNE (I WANNA FALL) – LEXI JONES IS AVAILABLE ON iTUNES AND ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
“Will Tomorrow ever come?” is an EDM album with 10 featured songs. Artist Will has taken a lot of inspiration from Avicii, Seeb and Alan Walker.Will grew up in an environment where music dominated when it came to entertainment in South Africa. “There was quite a lot of African dance music in my life as a child. But the music that fascinated me was Rap music from the United States. Then there were Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Tupac and Dr. Dre very popular. However, I was the only child who listened to that music, thanks to my cousins who I visited from time to time. I heard nice, simple, strong Gangsta Rap melodies, especially by Dr. Dre and understood how it comes about that people can not live without music.” says the rapper
After hearing Dr. The Dre 2001 record, and the 2Pac All Eyez On Me record, Will already knew then that he might be able to make music. “I started doing beats and mixing in 2008. I have always had a little more fun projects running. It’s now that I’m starting to take the whole thing seriously. Now that I feel I’m ready to compete for a place among the big producers.” he continues
‘Will Tomorrow Ever Come’ is the first project he has dared to invest money in.“This new record is the only one that makes me feel like I’m on my way somewhere, so it’s the one that’s my biggest achievement so far.”
But this record is just the tip of the iceberg, which is why he made sure it sounds heavy, with only 10 songs.
Electronic dance music has given rise to a plethora of exceptional subgenres. One of the strongest musical genres to emerge from EDM is techno music. Luca Draccar, a well-known Techno artist, has elevated the genre’s rhythmic majesty to new heights. With his exceptional artistry, he has finally released his highly awaited EDM banger “Soul Grabber” on popular streaming platforms, causing a stir in the industry. The EP retains a consistent rhythmic flow thanks to masterful harmonic patterns.
Luca Draccar, a gifted music artist, developed a strong interest in music-making at a young age after getting his first Macintosh computer. The melodic structure of EDM music captivated him and unlocked the door to a whole new world in front of him. He gains much of his knowledge from his own life experiences and emotions. As a result, his music is very authentic, forming a strong mental bond with the audience.
Luca Draccar’s production skills are unrivaled, as exhibited by the five-track EP “Soul Grabber” – which evokes a wide range of emotional and nostalgic feelings in the audience. The strong bass tone, combined with the dynamic pad and spectacular beats, results in a symphony of absolute perfection. The poised rhythmic structure creates a mystery that invites listeners to interpret in any way they see fit.
The artist, who has an exceptional ear for EDM music and other eclectic melodies, has ensured to lift the bar higher with his exceptional success in the new soundscape and proves himself as one of the greatest in the current techno scene. The artist demonstrates his exceptional abilities with each new release, and the new EP exemplifies his ability to capture attention even with a psychedelic cocktail of deep flavors.
Hailing from the United States, Madi Simmons is known to have entered the performing scene at the age of 16. He started out playing the drums, songwriting and singing. Throughout his life Madi’s key musical influences have been Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, John Bonham, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and that’s just to name a few……honestly, there are so many other influences, you will actually hear them in his voice. Madi has got a wide musical range and has the ability to send your mind to a nostalgic place……with vibes that remind us of Black Uhuru and a voice that combines Gregory Issac, Peter Tosh and Dennis Brown into one – Madi Simmons is still pushing out his sweet reggae music.
Mainly known for playing drums and having a strong vocal delivery, Madi learned over the years to perfect that one drop among other styles, though as you will hear, his preference is to use his voice. He has toured quite a bit in the last 20 years, performing on stages from the Pacific Northwest, California, Hawaii, and from the Midwest to the West Coast. Madi has appeared in major events such as Cougar Mountain fest, Benbow Summer Art fair, Unity fest, North Country fair, and even Reggae On The River as an Emcee and performer.
Now he is sparking interest in Europe and other parts of the world – Madi was also voted best indie artist on two different showcases.
Madi Simmons has released his latest song ‘I Love Being With You’.
Supported by “Promo Only” and “Kiss Fm 102.5”, the EP “Fadi Awad feat. Teddy Bennington — Step Back In Time” that was released on the 7th of May 2021 has received and is still receiving huge support by top DJs and radio stations Worldwide. This success is backed by the fact that it has charted in many DJ Pools, including leading the Trance Chart in Masspool! The release has also entered the Euro Indie Chart and Germany’s Top 100 Dance Chart, where it’s still competing there for the 3rd week in a row. It also entered the Music Week — UK’s Commercial Pop charting category, where it’s expected to compete well there too.
In his related press interview on “Kiss FM 102.5”, the Multi-Awards Winner and the Billboard and Multi-Charted Artist Fadi Awad thanked all the DJs, Radio Stations, Night Clubs and Everyone who supported and still supporting his release, hoping for the best! Fadi’s EP “Step Back in Time” is an official remake of Kylie Minogue’s Old Gold Hit, and is available on All the digital platforms!
2004 was the start of a wild ride for Latino-Swiss DJ Santiago Cortes. His hit single, “Don’t Leave Me,” started gaining heavy rotation on MTV worldwide, attracting massive attention from the house music scene. Soon after, the DJ experienced a surge in international bookings from places like Amnesia, one of the hottest dance clubs in Ibiza, Spain. Cortes admits that he still feels the goose bumps rising on his skin while playing his set. Before he found great success in Western Europe through house and pop music, Cortes developed a precocious talent for music while living in his Swiss hometown.
When he left school, Cortes attended the audio engineering school in Zurich, Switzerland, to learn music production.
After engineering school, Cortes spent the early days of his career sending demos to various scouts to get his foot in the door. One of the recipients was actress, model, and singer Samantha Fox, who had many chart-topping singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in the ’80s. She praised Cortes’ album, deeming it as one of the best that she has ever heard. In just two days, she flew to his studio in Bern, where they recorded a remake of the ’80s hit, “Touch Me.” Soon after their collaboration, he was ghost-producing for some of the biggest names in house music. For this reason, Cortes often credits his collaboration with Fox as a pivotal moment in his career.
Although Cortes enjoyed his work as a producer, he wasn’t satisfied with the lack of feedback from the audience that the job entailed. He wanted to witness the ecstasy of a live crowd dancing to his music. Cortes realized that becoming a DJ would satiate this desire. Drawing inspiration from 90s artists like David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, and Daft Punk, Cortes developed his unique sound to play in clubs. Once he found his groove with deep techno, he emigrated to Ibiza, the epicenter of the house music scene.
Cortes immediately began to network upon his arrival to Spain, linking with promoters from as far as Miami and Los Angeles at films, conferences, and music events. In 2004, Cortes attracted the interest of a promoter at Las Salinas, a beach-side restaurant. After he heard a sample of Cortes’ music, the promoter insisted that the DJ play at all of his events. Soon, Cortes was a guest DJ at Amnesia, which led to his residency on the Amnesia Ibiza World Tour. Since 2007, he had his own segment on Radio 105, a Swiss youth radio show, where he played his own set every Friday. While producing his show, Cortes has been also Guest DJ for venues like “Finest Clubs Of The World” and has played his music in countries like Spain, Geneva, Zurich, Dubai, Tokyo, and Singapore.
Cortes is set to release four new house and pop songs, which is a slight deviation away from his usual deep techno sound. “GROOVE ON” is a feel-good anthem that serves as a reminder to unleash one’s inner self for the weekend. “JUST A MINUTE” is a rush of spontaneous fun about living in the moment, even if it’s only temporary. “RUN” chases after a lover that got away in hopes of rekindling the fire that they left behind. Lastly, “HARD TO SAY” is a somber realization that a relationship is at the end of the line but not wanting to sever the ties. Cortes manages to retain an element of his house flair within his songs, making his music stand out from the other pop hits on the radio. It is just the tip of the iceberg in regard to his wide range of talent. DJ Santiago Cortes’ complete catalog, filled with heart-stopping UNRELEASED hits and vibrant, high-quality music videos, is exclusively available for A&Rs at MAJOR RECORD LABELS on https://www.SantiagoCortes.com Stream his music here:
Sojourner For Truth and Ilumi Black from Memphis, Tennessee are both passionate about kingdom building. They came into the game of music-making to unite the Beloved in one Faith, one Savior, one Truth, and one God.Braced with the recent happenings in the world today and the fact that many don’t want to hear about the Bible, they knew it was time for a new message and a renewed message. Being victims and conquerors of unfavorable life situations and having experienced the divine saving grace of Elohim(God) in various aspects of their lives, they now dedicate their lives to spreading their message, story, and testimony through rap music. Using the mic as their podium, they express their life experiences to bring hope to those who feel lost. “We’re going to keep it 100 with you, no sugar coating but real and relatable words about our life that one can feel.”
Sojourner For Truth and Ilumi Black is known for the vibrant, powerful, and passionate manner in which they flesh out their flawless raps that creates memorable, heartfelt rhythmic music with quotable faith-based lyrics.
One of their favorite scripture that fuels their passion for rapping remains (Psalm 66:16 “Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me.”). In addition, they’re bent on creating lyrics that are highly relatable and truly moving to their listeners. Their love for music also streams from the motivation they get from prominent rappers in the music and entertainment industry like Skillet, Thousand Foot Krutch, Lecrae, Trip Lee, Tadashi, and Flame. They are true faith-based rappers devoting their lives to the purpose in which Elohim (God) has predestinated for them. Ultimately, they crave to open the hearts of people to experience the freedom of liberty, restoration, and blessings in Messiah Yeshua(Christ Jesus)through rap music. Sojourner For Truth & Ilumi Black have released their latest song ‘Cry Out’. Stream on Spotify:
True Ahmed has been making music since 2008. Ahmed grew up going to recording studios with his father, when he used to make music and fell in love with it ever since. In High School he saved enough money to build a small studio in his room and started to learn and expand his sound from there, but it was still early days. During Quarantine in 2020 he recorded over 300 songs, all unreleased and kept continuing to make music. He then decided to set a goal for himself, to record a whole mixtape in 2 days, and that is how ’So Versatile Vol. 1’ was born. “I set a goal to record as much as I can in one weekend and this is what I made.” says Ahmed. “My project is a compilation of 10 songs I thought fit into a style of mine. One of my songs ‘Run it Up’ is very meaningful to me because I got my dog barking in the song days before he passed away.”
He decided to title the mixtape “So Versatile Vol.1” because there is only one style out of many others he has with his music.
He continues, “It’s about the versatility. All the songs are similar but it’s within the different projects you can see it!”
Gianluca Gallo began playing the guitar at the age of 12 years old, he passed his Music Conservatory exam in Palermo and formed his first Rock group at the age of 16. He has performed with singers such as Francesco Baccini, Luca Barbarossa, Andrea Mingardi, Los Locos, to name a few. In 1998 he recorded a song entitled ‘Quanto Tempo’ and it was this song that brought him success in Sicily and Southern Italy.
In 2001 he finally released his first single CD entitled ‘Un tuffo al Mare’, a joking single that is written in the electro-pop-Latin style. His single ‘È Tardi … Arrivederci’ brought him even more acclaim, and he has toured in numerous places, bringing joy to his fans.
His cover of ‘Susanna’, which was released in 2020 obtained more than 2 million views on YouTube, more than 1 million plays on Spotify, more than 50 magazine features in USA and Europe, more than 1500 Radio play worldwide and 1 month of streaming on MTV, USA.
This year (2021), Gianluca released his new song ‘Bailando Mambo’, a Latino song, across all digital platforms Worldwide.
The latin rhythms of Bailando Mambo explode with the goal of making audiences want to dance more and more; “Bailando Mambo” is a song that invites the movement of the body from the very first notes, a story that is told in two languages, trying to conquer not only the auditory senses but also that of his Latino fans who love the contagious pace. Lydia Breska lends her vocal timbre to the song and gives this sound a feminine touch making it even more desirable to the senses.
This is a new proposal by the artist to brighten up this period that is being experienced all over the world and that it is necessary for so many people, looking for the perfect excuse to start to dance and have fun, to dance the mambo! Follow Gianluca across all platforms: Spotify link:
Jorge Mujica is a Chilean singer-songwriter, poet, multi-instrumentalist, scientist and engineer. In his conception, art and science are two dimensions intertwined and alive, and from that premise, he observes and writes about the world around him. At the age of 15 he began with sketches and poems, which he later set to music during his youth in San Felipe, Chile, materializing hundreds of original songs. But it was not until 28 years later that he ventured to launch his first musical production, Aurora, in which he combines elements of Soft-Rock, Pop, Folk and Experimental Music, in a story precisely about pursuing and fulfilling dreams, hand in hand with his two old traveling companions: the guitar and the piano.
Aurora is a 2-part story about miracles and dreams. The first part is called “Austral” and starts with Aurora until Engines. The second part, “Boreal”, goes from Trayectoria Pt. 1 until the end. The idea is simple: Energy and magic leave this world in order to create new miracles everyday. Miracles just want 2 things: That someone fights for them, to realize them, and to be recognized.
“The history started 20 years ago when I start to write music (I’m 43 now!), and it took me that long to fulfil my dream in showing my music. The pandemic helped me realize that we’re here to accomplish our dreams. Austral (Part I) is dedicated to my grandfather, who taught me piano and music, and left the world in 2010, the second part is for my kids – the miracle that came in 2017. My idea with this album is to promote a simple idea in people: Fight for your dreams. Don’t wait so long. Help others to fight for them.” says Mujica
He continues: “Why I did it? Because a good friend of mine dreamed to see a Boreal Aurora last year, but because the COVID, she didn’t. But she persisted to continue her dream, and prepared all for this year. She never gave up… and she prompted me to release my music, because it helped her to keep her dream alive. So, why don’t do it for others?”
All about the tracks, explained by the artist: Reflex: https://imd.link/reflex This is about faults. For very long, I considered that others were guilty for my troubles. But I realize that it also was on me… so that thought was “reflected” on me. We need to acknowledge where we’re wrong for making dreams real 89: https://imd.link/89 For my partner, the piano. A 88-keys piano that let me to be the 89th for re-thinking the world Vortex: https://imd.link/vortex In full lockdown, this song was a portal for connecting my soul with my loved ones. Send them hope for future hugs Trayectoria, Pt. 2: https://imd.link/traj2 The full “Trayectoria” song (3 parts) are the perspective of a light ray that starts from the sun for becoming an Aurora Boreal. A miracle. This second part is just my favorite one. Mitosis: https://imd.link/mitosis A short heartbreaking song. Just the moment when my grandfather goes. The piano bits are the cardiac signals. A complete acoustic Aurora performance will be published by the end of June. Follow Jorge Mujica here: Link: https://artist.landr.com/music/672985904682
Rock and Roll and turbulent relationships have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time. The origins of Blind Season are no different. Beginning with a rag tag group only forming through the means of owning instruments, and an evening involving the smashing of a mutual friend’s car, Blind Season had undergone 5 different incarnations until Shane Sigro the founding guitarist was faced with the ultimate decision between succumbing to normalcy or proving the previous members wrong. Choosing the latter, Sigro doubled down by taking vocal lessons and penning the new music that would breathe life into the new era of Blind Season. Blind Season’s upcoming album is an ode to loneliness and toxicity that feel as if they were ripped from Billy Corgan’s Diary and featured in a film by Tim Burton. With the current questionable climate of the world there’s no question that this album will find its proper home and become a sign of the times.
Their latest single ‘Save You’ by Blind Season, musically is the simplest song on the album, but as a completed song it sat around for years. It’s about a long distance relationship that didn’t work out. It comes across powerfully though and the group are proud of it. Check out the track here:
Hobday is a producer, songwriter, recording artist and DJ whose sound and expression span across multiple genres including Electronic music, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop. The result is an eclectic bass music fusion that always brings the vibes. Creating music for what he refers to as the “venturous”, his ambition is to help people escape mundane reality and connect with their deeper selves and their potential. Hobday embraces the diverse nature of sound and is currently residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His latest song ‘Empathy’ featuring Jenny G is all about the emotion evoked through music and the things he feels when deep in the creative process.“So much of being an artist and a producer for me is all about the way the creative process makes me feel. Honestly over the years, that is the main thing that has kept me going. I believe that if I can find ways to move myself emotionally while I’m creating, that eventually those feelings will move through others as well, when they listen to my music or see me perform. It’s all about creating opportunities for real connections with others. That’s what I’m after. Connection.” says the artist
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It’s been another amazing release year for Dar.Ra and Kusha Deep Music with over 50 titles put out already, starting with ‘Ballads For The Down-Trodden’
The album in essence is a collection of some of the more laid back moments from various albums and EPs over the years, plus two best of remix albums ‘Majestic Retrospectives Vol 1 and 2’ and the ‘Kings n Serfs EP’, which has two of the best videos made for the tracks ‘Sweet As’ and ‘Londinium’.
As the album suggests with its title, it’s a mixture of joy and sadness as only Ballads can deliver. Subjects roll from losing someone too early on both ‘Rewind’ and ‘Evermore’ to the thought of waking up with the perfect girlfriend who happens to be transgender, on a track called a ‘Girl Like You’.
Nothing is as it seems on any first listen with Dar.Ra and his song writing, as digging deep into subtexts reveal another whole level of storyline and subliminal messages, not that anything sinister and mind controlling is at work, but merely to suggest that not everything should be handed away so easily on first experience, which all Art should do.
The past year also witnessed even more classic music released with the ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ pandemic tribute to Frontline workers around the world who have held it all together for the rest of us to stay at home and wait for the storm to pass. Salute to the Heroes still. ‘Lights Dark Night’ remix and the ‘Beat Bhangra Stance’ remix broke new ground for that Rock/ EDM cross over, while mixing Bhangra with a epic rock track the Beat sounds like a juggernaut coming at you full speed.
‘Whisky n Honey’ and ‘Rise Like The Sun’ EPs added to the sonic storming of the airwaves, with countless Indie radio stations around the world doing what they do best and supporting new music.
Dar.Ra was on call doing interview after interview to get the message out there without the help of the big corporate players in the game.
‘Everything starts with the flick of the green, money changes everything’ A lyric from the track ‘Start Again’, features a re-master from a young Producer based in Italy called Astro who has breathed new life into the track that appeared on the 2008 Soul Hours album.
Astro has been a key ingredient to the releases this year as he has put a magic touch to all of them. The Majestic Retro albums where a labour of love as most of those tracks where already mastered and to make them sound fresh with not much room to maneuverer was not an easy task.
Those two albums feature of 40 tracks between them going back into the vaults and finding gems from the 90s to the present and tracks Dar.Ra’s output for over 20 years.
The Kings N Serfs EP was also a labour of love after finding three songs that had been penned for a film about London which never got released, but sat on the hard drives for four years, before a decision to put them out was made. Londonium was a huge tour de force of Musical story telling finding a London family who go back through the ages; they where there when the city was born are some of the opening lines, as the tale unfolds.
Family members who served King and Queens down for the past 200 years are mentioned in a 6 and half minute theatre piece which ends up in the present day warning us not to turn our back on what made the place we know today.
It’s not a story that commends what happened in the past, merely the people who played a part in the making of this city. As the title of the EP suggests Kings n Serfs is the everyday people who get used and thrown away when they are no longer useful that the story chooses to honour. There is a great film to go with Londinium as is the case with Sweet As another track which tells the story of the boy who grows up on the wrong side of the tracks from the same family, but has a little bit of luck and finds a piece of gold in The River Thames which brings him riches he could only dream of. The animated film that goes with it is as uplifting as the storyline that it only takes a little bit of belief and luck to turn your life around.
There is a new album in the pipeline and another EP to follow later this year. We are all just looking for that little bit of luck to change our fortunes; the trick is to never stop believing that it will happen. All these releases by Dar.Ra can be found on Spottily and the usual suspects
Hip-hop is one of the most innovative genres in recent memory, yet the roots get muddied with each passing day. Mxx Bet’s flair for the golden era of ‘90s rap helps him craft a nostalgic sound that blends the best of the lyric-heavy boom-bap of that time with today’s more melodic trap records.
The Las Vegas native is a student of the game, looking towards artists like Jay-Z for the hustler’s attitude and Eminem for wordplay, as well as a myriad of artists from a variety of genres to teach him how to resonate with listeners no matter the genre. Over the years he has overcome the loss of his mother at a young age and growing up with a gambling addiction and felony convictions to lead the way to a better life. While the music has brought joy and great fun, it as also proved to be therapeutic to share his story with a larger audience and give hope to future generations that they too can overcome adversity. This is all executed with his innate lyricism and unwavering confidence behind the mic as Mxx Bet looks to leave his mark for generations to come. Mxx Bet has released a new track called 24 hours – the single is about trying to break away from the opportunist way of life and at the same time detaching from society due to social distancing. Stream the track here:
Trock Jones was born in Baltimore City and was raised in York PA since he was 15 years old. He is inspired by Lil Wayne – “Growing up I always thought he was the best rapper alive so every time when he would record a song I would try to get on the same beat and outdo him in a verse, by me doing so, I’ve become very very good at songwriting and music writing to the point where now every song I basically make sounds extremely good, I set myself a goal to be better than Lil Wayne and in the process I bettered myself so much as a music artists but now I don’t try to be better to him anymore because I am already just as good.”
Jones claims that he gets his producing skills from Kanye West because “I think that he makes awesome music. Oh, he inspired me to wake up and make beats all the time. One day I will be great like Lil Wayne and Kanye West. All I need is the opportunity.” He has now released a new track called ‘Fall’.
“Answers” by IceyMinnie is a song created off of a mixture of stress and determination. IceyMinnie shares his words as he is asking himself what is the right guide to life. IceyMinnie wanted people to finally hear the real him, to give people a taste and bring the realism back to hip-hop/music in general.
Cvlii (pronounced Cali) was born in Albany, Ga, moved to Atlanta around 2016, and began his journey in music around 2017. He has an EP and two singles out on all platforms and is currently working on an upcoming collaborated project with his friends and team. Euphoria is an EP independently released by Cvlii. It’s about a boy who crash lands from another planet, Euphoria and discovers that planet earth’s dopamine levels are unbalanced and it’s full of destruction and chaos. His only way to restore positivity is sharing his art of music with the world.
Born Cosimo and known as Flavio in selected circles, Producer Cixxx J comes from Bologna where he joins the ranks of Electronic Waves and SoulCluster to perform in club nights and radio shows. A lover of all things synthetic and sequenced, and once a classically trained piano player, on a mission to listen to every piece of music that’s ever been recorded in this angle of the galaxy.
Cixxx J’s take on Harry Styles – Golden builds up momentum in a similar way like the original version does, but with synths. The electronic beats though get stretched and play halftime, giving the tune a whole new spatial and almost cosmic dimension. The arrangement reflects the more intimate vibes in “Golden”, shifting from a conversional mood to a meditative one, and tries to capture a more of a dream-like state, to highlight the uplifting qualities of Harry’s voice and lyrics.
“The very first moment I heard this tune I knew it was going to sound sick with a synth-ier edge and that’s what I exactly did.” says the artist. Check out this version of Harry Styles’ ‘Golden’ – watch it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIaD5PpyclQ
Rasha Jay is a NJ based singer and songwriter who writes songs rooted in the energy of alternative, rock and soul. She has released her new single ‘Backbone’, which is the first release since 2020. “I wrote it about my gratitude that evolved while I was grieving the loss of family members.” says the artist
Fox in The Core are digital artists who quit their full time job to focus on their music career. ‘The Core’ is the first single from Fox In The Core, a synth-wave band with Metal and Electronic influences. It was released together with the video clip in February 2021, which was also made by them personally.
Fox in the Core was born at the end of 2020. After more than 15 years dedicating themselves to digital art working in film, video games and illustration.
Soon they plan to release more songs such as The Core and The Fly, while combining their freelance work as artists with songwriting and music production. Stream it on Spotify:
Self producing artist ‘ivee’ features K-Pop star Villain in her debut single “Fallen Angels”. The song is carried by a trap beat, decorated with lyrics about realising your problems and dependancy on habits when it’s too late. The pre chorus features beautiful guitar chords that fall into a catchy ‘The Weeknd’ style hook, delivered with passionate vocals and a memorable verse from Villain himself.
Self-producing artist ivee is a London solo pop act, debuting her single ‘Paris In The Winter’ on 25/02/21, as the first half of her double single ‘Fallen Angels’. Her music is a blend of future RnB and hybrid trap, influenced by musical role models like Post Malone, The Weeknd, Flume and LDN Noise.
Italy’s rock-duo Eradius has just released a brand new EP titled ‘Vol.1’ The 6 song effort features the highlight singles “Another Time”, “Until The End”, and “Handgun” as well 3 still new discoverable tracks in “Give It To Me (feat Stanthony)”, “Naive”, and “See Your Face”
Each track brings its own unique blend of rock, dance, style, and aggression in its respective elements. Having been influenced by others who utilize the low-end of things as the main driving factor, with this group, it really does seem to mesh well!
Eradius consists of members Richard- Bass/Vocals and Eduardo on Drums/Percussion. Often citing acts like Royal Blood, Tool, Rage Against The Machine as influences in what helps create the sound that is Eradius. After working with CB Entertainment management firm in the United States, the band signed a recording partnership with Legend Recordings in 2020.
‘Vol. 1’ was Mastered by the famed Joey Sturgis here in the United States. You can stream the entire new effort here!
TaniA Kyllikki has released her official music video for her new single WHY, taken from the up and coming album W.H.Y pt1 due for release July 31st 2021. Independent singer-songwriter TaniA Kyllikki has released a heartfelt new single also named WHY. This very emotional song is based on true events from her own life. And has already received a lot of attention gaining over 130K on Spotify alone in a short time frame. Being a victim of sexual abuse followed by years of emotional and physical abuse, TaniA has displayed bravery by allowing herself to be transparent with her fans by sharing her very traumatic experiences through her lyrics.
The “Lie With Me” singer has always been able to bring great storytelling to her fans with her lyrics that are very raw, vulnerable and beautiful. The music video of WHY gained over 30K in just a day of its release. It starts by showing a woman looking broken and defeatist. As the video progresses further along, TaniA is seen cradling her pillow with tears falling down her face as she looks vulnerably into the camera. Following after this scene, is a curly haired little girl playing the role of TaniA as a child who loved to collect seashells at the beach. It shows a time when TaniA was happy in her life before all the abuse began.
The emotional journey described by fans as being like a movie of TaniAs life, then finishes off with a close up of TaniA looking into the camera with tears filling up in her eyes. The music for WHY has been beautifully produced. The heartfelt music brings all the necessary emotion for each chapter of the song from start, build up, to end. TaniA starts off singing in her lower register which is filled with soulful heavy rich belts. As the song progresses towards the end, TaniA starts singing in her higher range that has a more angelic classical sound the higher she goes. This then finishes with a beautifully controlled high note.
TaniA’s fans desribed how she sang WHY as being a clever way to tell a story of a broken woman who refused to stay down. By singing in her lower register then transitioning into her higher register, this represents great strength from a young woman who has hit rock bottom, to then being able to get back up and heal from the traumatic trauma she has faced. This makes ‘WHY’ feel relatable for TaniA’s audience who may have suffered the same experiences. What TaniA has been able to do with ‘WHY’ is use her creative talent to take back the power that had robbed her of her self-esteem for years. By turning her pain into something positive just by breaking her own silence, will help others heal in their own suffering. Every type of abuse is a serious issue, whether it is sexual abuse, domestic abuse, physical abuse, or mental abuse. Being able to be open about abuse experiences will help and do something to heal wounds. Abuse is not love and TaniAs song WHY provides this very powerful message.
Hailing from the United States, Madi Simmons is known to have entered the performing scene at the age of 16. He started out playing the drums, songwriting and singing. Throughout his life Madi’s key musical influences have been Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, John Bonham, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and that’s just to name a few……honestly, there are so many other influences, you will actually hear them in his voice. Madi has got a wide musical range and has the ability to send your mind to a nostalgic place……with vibes that remind us of Black Uhuru and a voice that combines Gregory Issac, Peter Tosh and Dennis Brown into one, Madi Simmons is still pushing out his sweet reggae music.
Mainly known for playing drums and having a strong vocal delivery, Madi learned over the years to perfect that one drop among other styles, though as you will hear, his preference is to use his voice. He has toured quite a bit in the last 20 years, performing on stages from the Pacific Northwest, California, Hawaii, and from the Midwest to the West Coast. Madi has appeared in major events such as Cougar Mountain fest, Benbow Summer Art fair, Unity fest, North Country fair, and even Reggae On The River as an Emcee and performer.
Now he is sparking interest in Europe and other parts of the world – Madi was also voted best indie artist on two different showcases. Madi Simmons has released his latest song ‘Long Time Yearning’. Follow Madi and Stream his music here: Stream his music on Spotify:
Kapree Batson, more widely known by her alias Layla Telle, is a singer/songwriter from the D.C. area, also known as the DMV. She has been singing since she was 4. The name was inspired by a dream she had where she became a famous singer under the stage name Layla Telle. She sang in talent shows from elementary school to college. She became a recording artist at 22 where she recorded her first single “I Feel Loved”. Her biggest single to date is “Fall Apart” which features the itMob group star Tre’Vaile Monde. She released three other songs since then which includes singles “Stronger Than I”, “I’m High”, and “All I want is you”. Her latest single is “I Just Wanna”.
Bubba Peace is The Dragon of The West who descends from Zulu Akasha. An original son of the Bay Area, born by the lake near downtown Oakland, California. Whether walking to and from Piedmont, craving the latest holographic Charizard or Tyranitar from Dr. Comics and Mr. Games, or reading advertisement signs while riding the 57 down MacArthur, his curiosity was endless.
Bushenga AaronAli, creatively known as Bubba Peace, changed his legal and artistic names several times after moving to Denver, Colorado. He cultivated his gifts by watching Goku train endlessly to defend the planet; admiring the search for his self through Tiger Eyes stocking Dragon Tales. During a conversation with Zea Stallings and Juicebox of Paradise about the lack of healthy men within our creative and personal communities, At War was born through storytelling and a desire to change. An acoustic hiphop vibe that screams Rocky Mountain Hippie, At War explores how we all have mountains we need to climb in order to bring peace into our lives! Zea Stallings gives you a campfire melody with Felix Ayodele painting tears through piano play in the background. All the while, Bubba gives his sondering rendition on a hike through a wintered spring. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to join the evolving arena of introspective sound! Bubba Peace releases At War (feat. Zea Stallings and Felix Ayodele).
Find him and his music on all online platforms here: Spotify:
KING RG is an innovative Music Artist, Entertainer, and Content Creator from Brooklyn, NY with versatile dance, acting and musical talents to impact the world. Releasing a slew of incredible new singles globally uniting the world. The new single is called Quarantine With Me, and showcases King RG’s passion and action during a time when the world needs music more than ever. Keep your eyes tuned for more. He asks that you fall in love again after quarantine with his song Stream It On Spotify
Sugar Loaf Walker is the solo project of artist, Vivek Ayer, which was born in 2009. His work, a set of winding, intriguing and imaginative instrumentals, has come a long way from its creative beginnings. Recording a set of demos in 2009 in Bethnal Green, London, Vivek took influence from the world around him. London’s sprawling urban landscape formed a potent backdrop, the changeable British weather set the tone, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy as well as various conspiracy theories all swirled in rich alchemy to form a set of raw instrumental tracks. “The Sugar Loaf Walk alleyway next to my flat gave the sound its name, and the first song I wrote was to become the first track on this album, The Late Summer.” says Ayer
Fast forward to 2020 and the chaos of the pandemic gave way to the inertia of lockdown. Vivek dug out those old demos and Sugar Loaf Walker was re-born. “The melodies of the songs inspired me to bring back Sugar Loaf Walker and finish the album, properly this time.” continues Ayer
He worked with a remote team bringing his original demos to life. Inspired by his mother-in-law Penny’s charming car license plate B9 PNY, he named the demo Benign Penny. The album title now has a new and deeper meaning as the artist sadly lost his wonderful mother-in-law in 2010. His daughter was born in 2015, and took on the name Penny, keeping her grandmother’s spirit with her. The album cover, is a photograph of his daughter Penny, caught reaching out to the Fender Stratocaster that you can hear throughout this record.
The album is dedicated to Penelope Ruth Corbett and Penelope Lakshmi Ayer.
EichenDK is a Danish singer-songwriter. He grew up in an unhealthy environment full of violence and abuse. He quickly discovered music as a way of escaping the world around him and ever since music has filled his heart and soul. The song “Just stay” is about being in a relationship and knowing something’s missing, yet still being willing to fight for it, even if it’s already too late. EichenDK has the potential to rock the world of music with his honest lyrics and easy to listen to music. You won’t be disappointed Stream his music here:
VIP – You would think it stands for Very Important People… ..But for these aspiring musicians and the dynamic duo of R&B music, VIP stands for, ”Vocally Inspired People”.
“It just seems to fit us,” says PrYmE. “The name derives from going to clubs and partying.” The name was given more importance when the “V” represented Vern “Rev” and the “P” represented Pierre “PrYme”. That was when the thrill and excitement to make music became official. ReV and PrYmE have major plans and goals for the future. Hard Work and dedication is their motto. They welcome the opportunity to expose the world to their beautiful and melodic voices. Beyond how they mix an old school voice “ReV”, with present-day vocals “PrYme”, their passion and love for the music make their sound unique.
VIP doubles as not only artists but storytellers. They intrigue fans with sensual melodic love songs such as the 2020 Spring Release of “!Mbedded” or the 2019 Winter release of “Don’t Forget About Us”. Although their newly released EP “Hors d’Oeuvres” was just a taste of what V!P bring to the table, the rest of 2021 will be full of surprises. Watch their latest video here:
Groomed in true Motown style since 2009, The Gore Boyz is a blend of new and old school in the vein of Boyz II Men and The Jackson 5, with a bit of Justin Bieber mixed in. TGB makes R&B music that appeals to Pop audiences of all ages. The Gore Boyz (TGB) was the recipient of the prestigious Akademia Music Award for Best Pop Song on October 15, 2020.
Their new single “Spend A Bag” talks about how you have to spend a bag on a girl to impress her. When the production team asked the boys what they were most interested in, the conversation naturally turned to girls. Afterwards, the team carefully crafted a track that is relevant to what is happening today. Like many of their listeners, the brothers are at the age when they would be taking girls out on dates (if not for COVID restrictions). TGB perform music that allows people to have fun, which is what they want their music to be about, while putting out clean, quality music that will stand the test of time.
Their latest single “Spend A Bag” has gained 600,000 streams on Spotify and over a Million on YouTube during the month since its release. Produced in Los Angeles by a team headed by Grammy Award winning artist, Theron ‘Neff-u’ Feemaster (“Men In Black”). Check out their new video here:
Jays Silence is originally from Cuba and creates Chill-Trap RnB Hip-Hop. He has released his latest single ‘Her Deception’. What’s your life story as an artist? How did you get into music? “I was born and raised in a small & humble town in eastern Cuba and moved to Switzerland before finishing my primary school. We always lived very humbly but I was able to take music classes and learned to play guitar from a young age.”
“When we moved to Mexico after primary school, I ditch the guitar and started writing songs at the age of 13. I would rap with my neighbor who was a cuban rapper as well and he would throw rap battles at his place.”
“We lived in a very crazy neighborhood at the time in Mexico City and as “the man of the house” I would do anything to help financially.”
“I started making money in the streets in every way possible to help out at home since it was only my mom, my sister and I.”
“I wrote songs as a diary to express my day-to-day reality.”
“During high school I went through lots of troubles and after losing some important people in my life & having some family issues, I decided to leave Mexico after a few years for good.”
“I had been staying at my Dad’s in Miami, Florida periodically while living in Mexico. But at that time it wasn’t an option to move to the States permanently.”
“Moved to London at the age of 22 where I did my personal-training school.”
“I spent quite some time back & forwards between Switzerland & the UK cause I had to finish up my Instructing-Sargent-Time in Switzerland.”
“Once I was done with that I moved to the States permanently, but Due to Trump’s politics, I got deported and sent back to Switzerland.”
“I went to the UK to stay at a friend’s house for a short period of time because I couldn’t find a job in Switzerland at that time since I had not planned to go back there.”
“At that point in time, I decided to tell my story through my songs.”
“That’s when I found Hot Money Studios where I started recording right away.”
“Ever since I travel between the UK & Switzerland all the time.”
What motivates you to make music? “Music is therapy to me. Music has been very prominent in my family since my Dad used to be a popular songwriter, singer & guitarist in the 80s & 90s in Cuba & my Mom loves writing poetry.” “I grew up listening to Hip-Hop, RnB, Soul & Afro-Cuban Music mostly but also Reggaeton. My playlists are full of artists like Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, DJ Loaf, Bryson Tiller, NAV, Lil Durk, Young Thug, Drake, DMX (R.I.P.) but I also like Deep House Instrumentals.” Worked with any big names? “I haven’t worked with any big names yet.” Where have you performed? “I haven’t performed anywhere yet as I believe more in the online side of music consumption.” Any upcoming projects? “I’m currently working on my next song which will be more like a meditation-type thing.” Follow Jays Silence on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackeuropa/ Buy his Music here: https://hypeddit.com/link/11jqa1 Stream his music here:
Island Banks is based in Essex with family roots from St Vincent and the Grenadines. Dubbed as UK Garage, Island Banks has been known to make commercial music in the genres of House /Dance/Rnb/Hip Hop and Pop music, with an eclectic, diverse taste in music.
Tell us about your life story and music journey? “I started singing at the age of 14 but started making music at the age of 17 in a friend’s bedroom. I made a few demos and it got wind of local rap artists and eventually did features that became songs on TV channels such as channel Aka competing against songs from artists such as N dubz, Tinchy, Tinie tempah back in 2008. After a break from music I came back under the name island banks and have since made 2 singles since July 2020. One of which is a UK garage track and was praised by the UK garage master himself, Artful dodgers very own Mark Hill. In a video response to my track “only one” Mark gave constructive feedback and said that he loved the track and cannot wait to see what I come up with next. Mark is responsible for one half of the duo artful dodger along with Pete Devereux who made Craig David’s debut album, (born to do it).” “On top of this I have been on local radio stations and won the “Make you Famous” competition on Centre force 88.3 radio in July 2020 for my first track “See you again”.” “I have also had my debut song on BBC introducing Essex where it got played with great reception.”
What motivates you to do music? “Current events and personal situations is always key for me. I don’t not like to write about genres I cannot relate to or haven’t experienced myself so everything I write is from the heart and genuine. That’s how you connect with an audience. That’s how you reach new fans. Just be real and true to yourself.”
What are your Inspirations / influences? “I have many influences and inspirations. Back in the day growing up my Dad raised us and he showed me the likes of, snoop dogg, NWA, the fugees, Eminem, LL Cool J, Public Enemy,Naughty by nature and many more. It was a very rap /hip hop household growing up.”
“My brother was into RnB and house music and my sister was pop music as she was a little younger so I had alot of music going on that’s why I can listen to many types of music and it helps me write my music today. With me I was into RnB and UK garage mainly and artists like Usher, Craig David, Dru Hill/Sisqo and many more influence my taste and style of music writing today.” Where have you performed? “I have performed on channel U live performances (pre recorded), Embassy club London and SX Festival.” Upcoming projects? “I have recently signed a single deal with Perfect Havoc Records which is set to be released on September 10th. This track is called “play it cool” and its from producers Menrva who is a House duo from Ireland. The track is a house remake to Anthony Hamiltons “Cornbread fish and collard greens”.” “I have solo projects coming up and also more features with other house producers and have a few songs in the pipeline ready to go as we speak.” Island Banks has released a new single called ‘Only One’. Stream the music here:
Karmyn’s soulful and raspy voice is setting her mark with her newest EP Soul Melodies. Her kind heart exudes through her music and influences people of all ages to conquer their dreams. Karmyn’s gift has landed her roles in movies like Birds of Feather with super producer Zaytoven. “My music is all about the Kingdom”, she states, “and I’m ready to invade!” Check out Karmyn’s new single ‘High’.
Indie artist OBrie releases healing acoustic Music video for new single ‘Fading’.
O’Brie has been musical since she was a child, being put in every type of musical class she could get her hands on whether it was chorus or instrumentation. This caused her to join all types of bands growing up and into her adulthood where she was ready to take on a solo act and drop her debut single ‘FADING’, which surrounds the thought of being forgettable or self-doubt, and not letting yourself fall into those feelings.
O’Brie released her debut single FADING in 2020 and has done shows in the woods performing with Raury and the Magicians of the Woods playing her flute. Follow her online: Instagram: @odawgdagawd
Casper aka Miles Vice was born and raised in Sacramento Ca. “I have been in the game for a minute now. I am a true artist! Ok so when I was 14 I was involved in a bad car accident that put me in a coma for a couple weeks so I’m glad I’m still here. The doctors told my mother and father to say their goodbyes because I was gonna die and not only did I not die I also graduated with honors. I know we are all here for certain reasons and my reason will show itself soon. Mark my words. I’m a fun and easy going person that has been at it since day one. Well. enjoy my music and fallow me while I travel through this part. Thanks for all your support.” says the artist Casper aka Miles Vice has released his latest track called ‘That Boi Moves Fast’
Follow Casper on Social Media: Instagram: M.v.p.akaCasperrepsac Facebook: Casper Caldera Spotify: Casper88853 Youtube: Casperrepsac Watch Casper here:
Naveed Razzak takes us on an ethereal journey of self-discovery on his slow Hip-Hop track, ‘Dreaming’.
Written, performed and produced by Naveed Razzak, Dreaming fuses acoustic, psychedelic sounds with Razzak’s signature British rap sound.Razzak encourages us to open our mind and realise our own value, as well as sharing his views on the endless cycle of life in modern society through his expertly-delivered bars.
The perfect soundtrack to lazy summer days, Razzak doesn’t disappoint with his fresh and innovative sound.
Joseph C Guess grew up in a music family but didn’t realise his music talent until much later on in his life. Although he didn’t discover his music talent at first, writing poetry became an outlet for him as a teenager.
“I didn’t appreciate music earlier on probably because it reminded me of being the only son who wasn’t musically talented. I was more into sports back then. I think at the age of 14 years old was when I started listening and appreciating music.” says the artist
He started writing poetry in 2020 during the epidemic to release stress from this nightmare in this world. Then later that year him and his wife planned a vacation to Daytona Beach, Florida to celebrate their 9th wedding anniversary and 13 years together. He came up with an idea to get an unexclusive lease on an instrumental beat from J Grooves and then he wrote a song called LaRisa. “I wrote this song,” LaRisa” after my wife’s name to dedicate to her for our 9th wedding anniversary and it became so well liked that people including my wife told me that I have to show this song to the whole world. I hired a musician named Rex to sing it how I wanted, then the rest was history. I had the song made in a poem format on a canvas to read to her then played the song. She kept it together but was a little emotional during process. She heard the song and told me in a belligerent voice to share this with the world now!! So this is exactly what I intend on doing at this moment. I hope the people will like it.” says Joseph C LaRisa will release on all formats on June 4,2021.
On April 24th, 2021 Artist Toriyama put out a free mixtape on datpiff.com entitled ‘For The People Tho’. This is his first solo project. It’s about uplifting yourself, being liberated but not too serious. Ajgod another artist from Kurse Krew produced most of the songs and mixed everything. He produced tracks like Sharif, Losin & KXNG Yaphet the opening. It’s sung for all the people in the pandemic or somewhat feeling in a way & has to pay nothing but more bills. Toriyama figured there’s a lot in the works why not put out a free tape.
Toriyama is from Oakland, California. He met Perfect Prophet & Ajgod in High School where they started their collective Kurse Krew. The group put out only two projects and slowly got older and phased into their respected elements. The most consistent out the collective definitely being ajgod put out multiple projects, Beat tapes, albums. Plus he’s producing for other local talents. Toriyama linked up with ajgod to do a joint tape entitled Krew Entertainment streaming on every platform. On the Album Ajgod show’s off his production & mixing. Toriyama spits on every track except the interlude. There’s a song with every Kurse Krew member called Krew. Check out For The People Tho (datpiff.com):https://www.datpiff.com/Toriyama-For-The-People-Tho-mixtape.1008302.html
Pressure seems to be the new phrase, or whatever some kids in their room made up yesterday and became “instafamous”. This isn’t that. This is real bars. Imagine a solider coming home and not having a place. There are somethings in life that cause you to stop and say “HE’S SERIOUS”. Maybe it can be from his military background, maybe even that he’s a double major in engineering. Either way it’s captivating and Book of Nola2 rides really well in the car.
“I found myself missing my exit listening to “Wish Me Well”, a melodic track from the production of BigJeezy. The distortion in his vocals blend really well with the track as well as the track “Intoxicated” which features a newcomer by the name of DejaRae. His style resembles a lot of Fabulous and 50 Cent on how he can rap over singing and love hooks. I would definitely recommend BookOfNola2 if you are wanting to hear from artists which remind you of J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Z.” says Nola B
Collis James Foster professionally known as Nola B is an American hip hop artist from New Orleans, LA. He is also a producer, filmmaker, and independent record label head of HighCouncilRecordings. Being born in New Orleans forces you to not only hustle but it teaches you to think outside the box being as you can get caught up really quickly in my city, said the New Orleans rapper. The businessman recently produced #NHPH NEIGHBORHOOD POTHEADS VOL. 2 which features a few prominent artists in the city. He also produces and films is own YouTube series called HighCouncilRecordings which features artists from all around the country.
Outside of music Nola B has a lot of personal accolades. He served in the military as well as double majoring in engineering from the University of Houston. He also coaches basketball for his local neighborhood park and provides a lot of free services to upcoming artists which include video production, photography, and music mixing and mastering services. “I’m really just gonna keep pushing and getting better personally and professionally, we all have the same 24hrs and I intend to make the most of it.” continues Nola B
Follow the rapper on Instagram: @nolabtherapper @bookofnola @highcouncil2017
Solo artist Big Easy has released two new singles called ‘South Beach’ and ‘For The Summer’ off of his album TimesxTwo.
“This release is about letting loose and having fun in the summertime. Acting upon impulse instead of thought out process. Living life freely and traveling.” says the artist
Born and raised in Warren, OH, Big Easy grew up in a diverse living situation. He joined the military right out of High School at age 18. He also developed himself as a music artist. Dance and music have been infused in Big Easy’s life since childhood. His music provides him with an outlet to express his feelings and thoughts through something he loves. He tributes his success in the music industry to the dedication and consistency of creating music.
R&B-Pop artist Shevy O’Shea made an immediate impression with his early works, which established him as a performer unafraid to make a personal statement with his music. Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, raised in Chicago,IL, Showcasing the melismatic vocals of 90s R&B, Chicago’s own Shevy O’Shea artfully combines 90s-style ambient synth pop with fire beats. His evocative, vibey, cross-pollinated sound drew accolades.
“Believe in your evolution, trust the process and even in tough time remain positive, always Focus Forward. And of course love yourself. If you don’t go within you go without!” Shevy O’Shea professes while currently creating his dreams into reality in Los Angeles, CA. O’Shea has released a Caribbean styled, R&B Reggaeton single called #RihannaMove. Stream it here:
Blow Flyy who performs out of Toronto Canada, hails from Halifax/Dartmouth Nova Scotia. He is a new age artist with a new thought process; he has his own unique style of rapping. This rapper does it without rhyming. Instead of rhyming verse after verse which is usually the standard way to spit Bars or rap by most or all hip-hop/rap artists, he does not at all. Blow Flyy spits his own unique style of writing his Rap songs & performing them, being a storyteller, with actual storytelling. “Where is it written or who said, or for that matter, what hip-hop/rap Gatekeeper or Pioneer/Icon states, rhyming is a “MUST” in hip-hop to be Hip-hop or considered a quality entertaining hip-hop/rap artist?” says the rapper
With his unique brand of rap music; less vulgar content than most of what you hear in today’s rap, Blow Flyy appeals to rap music listeners of all ages and walks of life. With his Interactive energetic live performances he is destined to make a dent in the industry. He has just released his latest single “Blood N Honey”.
vizdumb.com said this about his new music: “Monday already. Our mission today is to discover the unique sound that will make our whole week and month. If creativity is rarer and rarer, some artists have the talent to prove that it still exists. Our discovery of the day illustrates our point and today, we are glad to introduce you to Blow Flyy, an outstanding artist that blesses the world with “Blood N Honey”. Blow_Flyy who Performs out of Toronto Canada, hailing from Halifax/Dartmouth Nova Scotia, is a new age artist with a new thought process, he does it his way, for the Fans, that is without rhyming, instead, being a storyteller. The rapper surprised us thanks to a unique heavy flow that instantly possesses your mind. Dark synthesizer, big beats, vanguard vibes, Blood N Honey is a must-listen. Blow Flyy delivers a dreamy and haunting vocal performance that makes you literally disconnect from reality. The vocal performance, tinted by rock and dreamy melodies, is compelling. You would have understood it, Blow Flyy has an incomparable artistic flow and attitude. Blood N Honey is an amazing musical journey, you need to press play right now…”
“Thunder and Lightning” is the 7 track debut album of American artist Cody Wesley.
The album features a nostalgic yet modern sound routed in Classic Rock, Country, and Pop. The eclectic album is instantly classic, featuring “Carolina,” “Want You Anymore” and the title track “Thunder and Lightning.”
Cody Wesley is an American, Nashville based Singer/Songwriter originally born in a small town in New Jersey. “Thunder and Lightning” is his debut album which hits the music market today.
Jonni Apollo is a rapper, musician, artist, poet… and has been involved with music since the age of 5 years old, when he learned to play the drums, thanks to the musical influence of his uncle.
He has been on quite a journey musically and personally and has rebranded his image and music with his alter ego Jonni Apollo, and with the release of ‘Chains of Apollo’.
‘Chains from Apollo’ is Jonni Apollo’s story of breaking free from his dark past. By being transparent with the people around him about his personal struggles, it opened the door for his complete freedom. He chatted to Bronwen Kerry on Discover Media Digital – check it out here:
Featured by Offbeat Magazine, My Spilt Milk, and more, Stephanie Marcellé released “guts” on May 7th for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As a black woman who is mixed with different ethnicities, Stephanie Marcellé is the great-great-granddaughter of a Chinese immigrant. She grew up with close ties to the Asian community, so she pays tribute to East Asia and South Asia with “guts.” Singing in English, with hints of Chinese and Hindi, Stephanie Marcellé fills “guts” with career experiences. Like all successful artists, she has overcome plenty of no’s in pursuit of her dreams. To show how she fights those no’s, she sprinkles affirmations throughout the first half of “guts” and raps her haters away in the second. As Jillian Fontana of My Spilt Milk wrote, “It’s evident that her lyrics are coming from the rawest part of herself, and every word echoes with purpose.” “Guts” is the fifth song of HUMAN, Stephanie Marcellé’s debut album and sexual assault awareness project.
Throughout 2021, Stephanie Marcellé is releasing HUMAN one song a month until December. To check out “guts” and the rest of HUMAN’s released songs, visit stopsexualassault.org/music, Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital music platforms. Twenty percent of Stephanie Marcellé’s profit from HUMAN will go towards the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN).
Rob Mitchell started songwriting when he graduated from High school. Rob’s music style comes from many elements mostly 80’s and 90’s. Rob is influenced by dance music. House music. Rap, and electronic music and has a flair of writing songs that are ready for radio edit production. He realized how playing an instrument is very therapeutic and very important to him. In High School Rob enjoyed playing the trumpet but realized that playing the piano was so much better and so took up classical guitar. Robert took piano lessons at Montgomery College as well as music theory. He also took more piano lessons at the Music and Arts Center in Rockville, MD. Robert’s lyrics and music deals with positive and uplifting energy while having great playability a style all his own. Rob started Deep Transit back in the late 90’s – Deep (For deep house music and Transit co’s Rob travels local by car or train. He had collaborated with other musicians working on projects.
Rob took a break in music in the early 2000s. He then released his 3rd “LP”, a Brilliant skyline across major cities that was release 2016. Rob loves making new remix of his tracks. Rob is now working with current music that will be released soon. The Single: “Everything a rhythm” is now on Spotify together with his latest release “Keep on Dancing”.
After the Pulse Nightclub Shooting, Queer Singer-Songwriter Erene Mastrangeli Had No Choice But To Write Her Upcoming Single to Fight Hate With “Love, Shine” “Love, Shine”, the new single from Erene Mastrangeli, was released on April 30th on all digital platforms via Beige Records.
When Italian singer-songwriter Erene Mastrangeli heard the news of the tragic mass shooting at Pulse nightclub, in Orlando, FL on June 12th, 2016, time stopped and devastation set in. At the time, what had taken place at Pulse was the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, and it targeted her community, the LGTBQ community, directly, fatally and intentionally. She was practicing for a show when she heard the news. She stopped everything. She didn’t know what to do with herself, but she felt like a hole had opened up in the center of her body: like something went missing. She felt the sudden loss of 49 innocent lives — people she didn’t know personally but whom she felt were a part of her family. She eventually went back to the guitar because that’s the way she processes her feelings, and started playing a riff that became the guitar intro of “Love, Shine.”
“Love, Shine” is the title track of Erene’s new album, due out later this year. The song informed the rest of the album and it marked a huge shift in Erene’s writing. “I believe that “Love, Shine” came to me to give me a specific mission: to nurture love in people’s hearts and defeat hatred, racism, discrimination and inequality through music,” says Mastrangeli.
A phenomena that was paused only by a global pandemic, mass shootings have reemerged in Atlanta and Boulder just to name a few. “This song can’t wait any longer to be released,” she said. After these last two incidents, Erene Mastrangeli set a date to release “Love, Shine” as the third single of the record.
At first you may hear echoes of songwriters from the 70s in Mastrangeli’s music. It’s not an accident that she was nicknamed the ‘Italian Joni Mitchell’ during the recording of the album while recording in Rome. But half way into this song it’s clear that it has Erene’s unmistakable stamp on it through and through. Her unique use of harmonies and chord progressions creates infectious and distinctive sounds, perfectly suited to deliver such a powerful message with a seductive tenderness.
The anguish of her plea to stop gun violence and end the massacre of life is marked by an insistent drum beat in the verse. The plea finds an uplifting and glorious resolution in the chorus where she invokes LOVE to come over us humans and shine bright. The bridge builds majestically up to the last chorus with her backing vocals and electric guitars played by her formidable producer, Daniele Sinigallia. Recorded by renowned musicians she met in Rome during an extended stay in her native land, this song is Erene Mastrangeli’s presentation to the world not just as an artist but also as an activist, operating on the intention to contribute to world peace and defeat discrimination, hatred, racism, and inequality.
“Love, Shine” is available everywhere music is sold or streamed. Listen on Spotify:
Quandae ‘Freysh’ Stewart Formerly formerly known as “FreyshPrince” is an American actor, musician and songwriter who portrays Quan in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Freysh is an independent recording artist who has written songs for many producers and artists in the united states and over seas. He is known for making smooth R&B and pop tracks. He has now transitioned into the film industry after landing a few placements in indie films with his music he then began to take back interest in acting since he used to act in plays in middle school and church. He started doing background on the hit tv show “the walking dead” as a savior and now he is one of 2 distillery owners at The hilltop for Season 9. Later in the year 2018 he landed a lead role on a hit true crime TV show “For My Man” on TVOne as he makes his way into the film industry he also modeled on a swisher sweet print AD. His new single ‘Send me a Sign’ is about speaking to GOD praying to get out of the struggle asking for a sign to continue or whatever path you’re on. Follow here:
Jesus Muhammed Slices Off A Killer Cut From His Record No Christmas – It’s “DEMON TIME” In 2021! Make no mistake and don’t get it twisted – Jesus Muhammed has never once in his career ever TRIED to be controversial – it’s just who he IS by nature. Exorcising the demons outta his soul one savage cut at a time since first exploding onto the scene back in 2014 with his first releases online – the notoriously wild emcee returns to spit a blazing mix of fire and ice-cold venom for his new single “DEMON TIME” in 2021.
As raw, unfiltered, and stylistically slick as he’s built his reputation on throughout the years, and armed with a powerful dose of ultra-smooth sound that’s on the lighter side of his self-imposed exorcism – the latest Jesus Muhammed single “DEMON TIME” is every bit as gripping as it is straight-up entertaining, and just as gnarly, faded, and hazy as listeners are capable of taking in through one badass experience. Born with a gift of truly not giving a single solitary fuck & being able to say exactly what he wants to say, however the hell he wants to say it, has turned Jesus into a verbal force to be reckoned with, capable of crushing mortal microphones with mere syllables.
“DEMON TIME” takes listeners straight into the heart of darkness without apologies, diving deep into rhythmic precision and beastly bass vibes that rise up to the surface from six-feet underground. Unafraid to get explicit AF and make anyone uncomfortable at every opportunity – Muhammed was destined to be disruptive – and he puts that skill to work, using it to his advantage entirely as he flips the script on his latest cut. Undeniably HUGE from the lefts to the rights – “DEMON TIME” hits hard with swagger & supreme sound built to shake the walls, and delivers a demonic experience that is just as threatening to your speakers as the words Jesus spits are to your soul.
Building an entire legacy of sound that continually proves Jesus Muhammed is the most no-holds-barred artist in the scene today – he goes all-in every time he steps up to the m-i-c and reveals the dark art of the rhyme in full-effect. With his proudly warped perspective and willingness to go where other emcees would never dare, Jesus has risen up relentlessly ahead of the rest in the game by creating bold material that mercilessly takes listeners into a completely different dimension of hybrid Rap that defies all human comprehension.
“DEMON TIME” is another killer slice of what comes out from the inside of Jesus that can no longer be contained – it’s only fair that each and every one of YOU should have to shoulder the true burden of his audible awesomeness & superior sound by sharing the living shit out of his new single around the globe.
As mesmerizing with his precision flow as he is hypnotic & captivating with his words – “DEMON TIME” is the anthem for 2021 whether anyone’s ready for it or not – and a gritty example of Jesus Muhammed’s next-level vibe that can’t help but viciously connect to any set of ears listening. Join him for the official release of “DEMON TIME” this year like your life 100% depends on it…because it just might – & make sure to check out his full-length record No Christmas available on all platforms online for an experience unlike any other.
On the 28 of April 2021, the results of the Latitude Film Awards for March Session were announced from London-England, UK. And between the Winners names, it was so good to see The Multi-Awards Winner and The Billboard and Multi-Charted Artist Fadi Awad winning The Gold Award with his Original Score Masterpiece “To Glory Land”!
This is the 10th Award for this Fadi’s music track after winning in: “The 5 Continents International Film Festival”, “Palermo’s Eurovision Film Festival”, “American Golden Picture International Film Festival”, The “Kyiv Film Festival”, The “One-Reeler” Short Film Competition, “Austria International Film Festival”, “The Intercontinental Music Awards”, “The Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival” and “The Cinema Worldfest Awards”…
Las Vegas-based recording artist/business engineer/entrepreneur, Legacy is on a mission to solidify himself as a legend in the game, and create opportunities for those who wish to succeed in life. From the boardroom to the booth, Legacy knows when to strike while the iron’s hot, and keep his brand rising every time. Living a life that is “Limitless”, he has what it takes to get to the next level. Recently, he stepped out with the release of the single, “Clavate”, and aims to have it blasting everywhere. Released independently on March 5th, 2021, Legacy gives listeners Latin Hip Hop vibes on “Clavate”. With a commanding bilingual delivery over some unique production by Sam Friend, Legacy drops a song that is ready for the club, and wherever the party is at. Since its release, “Clavate” has gained thousands of streams across various streaming platforms, and promises to make a lot more noise in the coming weeks.
Following up the single is a Distinct Visuals-directed music video that finds looking as sharp as ever, but is the center of attention in club filled with beautiful dancers, and his heavy hitting conglomerate. The video shows Legacy celebrating the good life, and just having fun with good people around him. The video was released on April 23rd exclusively on YouTube.
Also known as Legacy Patino, he has connected with major players in business and in entertainment over the years. He has assisted in the development of future Influencers and CEOs, and has built a vast network that consists of highly skilled professionals. Since February 2021, he ventured into music, and is proving that there are many ways to brand yourself as a celebrity, showcase that he has what it takes to gain a successful music career, and can offer individuals and businesses strategies to make it happen for them and more. He lives a life that is “Limitless”, and is ready to make it a reality for you. Legacy’s “Clavate” single is now available on all digital music streaming platforms. The music video for “Clavate” is available for viewing on his official Youtube channel. To stay up to date with Legacy, visit his website at legacylimitless.com, and follow him on Instagram at @legacypatino.
Heart Eyed/@haerteyed, whose real name is Jacob Jenkins, has lived in New Hampshire but just recently moved to Los Angeles to continue pursuing his music career under the name Heart eyed. He has no problem experimenting with new styles and continually honing in on his aesthetic, as this music video shows, which was directed, shot, and edited by Joey the Monk (@joeythemonkk) His new single “Ohwow” was inspired by how people have reacted to him, when seeing how far he has come.
Artist C York has released his new single called ‘Prince of Persia’, which is a reference to the game/movie Prince of Persia.
“It also holds another meaning for me, to remind myself that I have to be the best version of myself and not let others waste my time.” says C York
C York is inspired by many artists that have come before him and uses music as an outlet to express himself. “I just want to inspire others after me and keep the music going without the past. There would never be a future.” he continues Follow him on Social media: Instagram: LX3Turman Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube: CYork Stream his music on Spotify:
As frontman and chief songwriter/lyricist for 80s/90s seminal Pittsburgh rock band, Little Wretches, Robert Wagner rode a wave of local notoriety that led the band to the forefront of the underground music scene. The Little Wretches were founded as a folk/punk band by Robert (guitar) and his brother, Chuckie (violin). The “classic” Mach 2 era of Little Wretches included Ed Heidel (bass), Chris Bruckhoff (percussion, wind instruments, backing vocals) and Bob Goetz (guitar), rounded out by Dave Mitchell (drums), Mike Michalski (bass) and Ellen Hildebrand (electric guitar.) This rock edition of the band performed regularly and helped the band build its massive following in Pittsburgh. Michalski, Mitchell and Chuckie Wagner left the band, effectively ending Mach 2.
Mach 3 began with the addition of David Losi (keyboards) and Mike Madden (drums.) When Madden couldn’t tour, drum programmer Gregg Bielski took over. When Ellen switched to bass guitar, this version of The Little Wretches entered the studio. They recorded two albums, with Angelo George playing drums and Jon Paul Leone playing guitar on a third. National press, attorneys, managers, and publicists came calling, as did life’s obligations, and the Little Wretches disbanded in the late 90s.
Robert Wagner continues to perform at coffeehouses and small clubs. A Master’s Degree holder, Wagner also counsels abused, neglected, traumetized and court-adjudicated youth. He is the co-founder of The Calliope Acoustic Open Stage, an event that has lasted 15+ years. He has also recorded and released two new albums in 2020: Undesirables and Anarchists and Burning Lantern Dropped In Straw. The former having spawned an itunes chart-topping single and having received airplay on more than 115 North American AM/FM radio stations.
“My songs are mirrors, and I often begin or end my performances by playing a version of The Velvet Underground’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror” extended to more than ten-minutes in length to include some of the images that most shaped my view of the world as a young man—working men and women enslaved in pursuit of the dollar, the now-vacant void from whence the spirit fled filled with the distraction of mindless entertainment, alcohol and assorted drugs, people so numb that self-destructive violence has lost its impact and the only way they can hope to feel anything is to hurt the people they love.” adds Wagner Follow The Little Wretches here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelittlewretches Online: https://littlewretches.com
Talented indie/alternative artist, Trish Discord, announces the release of “Strife,” a new song where she chronicles her experience as an American international student in London trying to get a work visa.
Trish Discord is from Queens, NY who aims to use music to promote awareness about mental health. She has always been a music enthusiast and started taking professional guitar lessons in college. Her songs are often influenced by the Brooklyn grunge scene, with her passion for making impactful music palpable in her lyrics.
Trish Discord is a fast-emerging alternative artist who is poised with using her musical talent as a tool to tell real-life stories and impact the lives of her listeners. In a related development, the Queens native is set to drop a new single titled “Strife”. The song, which will be officially released on Friday, May 21st, is one of the tracks off her forthcoming album “The Aftermath of 2016.”
The music industry has witnessed a series of evolution over the years, with talented acts across the globe using their gift to bless the ears of music lovers worldwide. One act, Trish Discord, looks set to challenge the status quo in the industry by creating entertaining yet thought-provoking songs. Her latest project, “Strife,” substantiates this claim, as she continues in the pursuit of incorporating mental health issues into her music.
Influenced by Paramore and Mitski, the talented guitarist and singer takes her listeners on an amazing journey in “Strife.” She sings about her time in London and her experiences trying to get a visa during the Brexit era and returning home in the heat of the US elections. Trish aims to inspire hope in her listeners irrespective of the situation of things, especially in the face of unfavorable sudden events, like the happenings in 2016.
For more information about “Strife” and other works from Trish Discord, please visit – www.trishdiscord.com Trish can also be found across several digital and social media platforms, including Linktree, Facebook, and Instagram.
I don’t know about you, but I love a good musical obsession. You know, the right kind of ear worm that wiggles into your brain and simply refuses to leave? That’s exactly what Ace the Fetus’s latest track, “Shuger”, will do to you. A strangely fascinating song and music video, “Shuger” tells the strange tale of obsession and touches upon a theme as old as time – love and the broken heart. It’s perhaps for this reason that the song has amassed such an impressive fandom in just over a month since its release. Or perhaps it’s Ace the Fetus’s strange, yet compelling presence.
You can tell Ace the Fetus is a highly accomplished and deeply unique musician from his latest release, the obsessive single “Shuger”. Right off the bat, the music video (starting with a moving box on legs) strikes you as peculiar, but also interesting. You want to know more. And once that slow, jazzy rhythm kicks in, you’re practically hooked.
Ace the Fetus has a low, melodic voice that vibes perfectly in pretty much any type of situation. It’s a great song for parties, or romantic evenings, and pretty much everything in between. “Shuger” is a fascinating track, both because of the pleasant beats, but also through its highly versatile nature. As the song progresses, you’ll notice Ace the Fetus’s style changes, shifting genres as smoothly as any experienced musician. “Shuger” blends elements of jazz, alt rock, indie, and pop, and so manages to appeal to an immense range of different listeners. It’s also why we think it will appeal to you, so what are you waiting for? Check out “Shuger” from Ace the Fetus now, and come back to thank us later. Watch the video here:
Prynce P Featuring Motian, IQ Muzic, Bubba, K-Rino & Susy Solis
This project was created as a form of an apology to Mother Earth for all that we have done to her. This song is meant to remind us all that she is hurting and that we need to take action. Let’s put away our differences aside and unite so we can help make this place a better home for the future generations to come.
Connect here: Instagram: PryncePTheGreat Official Website: www.pohectic.com Watch the video on Youtube:
The track was also produced by: Cloak Beats. Co-Produced by: Billy Syn Video Directed by: Nima T
Out of Breath is the title of Philip’s debut single which was released on the 30th of April 2021. The song is a kind of “burnout-anthem”, which deals with themes like overthinking and the fear of not being able to live up to your own expectations. These thoughts are in many ways a sign of these crazy times we are living in, where Corona virus and a seemingly endless lockdown has made it difficult to remain optimistic. Furthermore it touches upon how it may seem as if you “have it all in your hands”, and have everything figured out (for example on social media), when in reality you are struggling to pick yourself up and keep going.
Philip is the 22-year-old danish singer and songwriter Philip Bæk Hedegaard, who fell in love with music when he got his first guitar at the age of 13. After years of intensive and disciplined practice, and a dream of attending the Royal Danish Academy of Music as a guitarist, he discovered songwriting. The guitar became more of a tool in the hunt for “the good song”, and the dream of becoming a guitarist was replaced by the dream of becoming an artist.
#NHPH is a New Orleans based hip hop group which features NolaB, SmokeyRydason, and FLEXDAGREAT. This trio of rappers represent the entire city of New Orleans being as they’re all from different parts. FLEXDAGREAT provides the renowned swag, Smokey Rydason is the young gunner, and NolaB is the producer and manager of the group. They all RAP!!! #NHPH have released the new single from the EP (Neighborhood Potheads Vol. 2) entitled “I’mAGod” it features the whole Pothead gang. FLEXDAGREAT, SmokeyRydason, and NolaB. The music video is also directed by NolaB Connect with them here:
Shirena Parker drops her new single “Alone” – giving us a closer look into her journey. From the Middle East to the US streets her melodic vocals cross boundaries and borders. You can find Shirena‘s music on all major platforms.
Connect with Shirena here: Instagram : @shirenaparker Twitter : @shirenaparker Stream her music on Spotify:
Ava Peris’ new single ‘The Circle of Love’ is about getting caught up in the feeling of love and the battles people have when in love. The single cover has a picture of the planet Venus; the planet of love, and a picture of Ava falling in the universe resembling emerging herself with love. It sounds like a James Bond theme song.
Ava Peris is a singer, songwriter and producer from Toronto, Canada and raised on the island of Cyprus. Ava is of German Greek, Danish and Egyptian decent. Growing up singing church music as a child she starting writing songs when she was only 6 years old.
Kai aka Harmogy, is a German House, Tech House and Deep House Producer, trying to get into the music industry. His dream is to bring well-produced music for House fans, to encourage people start to dancing again.
Harmogy was born in a little village near Swiss and started making music by building beats for rappers and others. He then started to make it all for himself. “I never thought that it would get that big, never ever.” says Harmogy
His major influences include almost every electronic music producer; Meduza, Elderbrook, Solomun and a lot more. Also his friends and family. They have to listen to everything before it gets published. What is your dream collaboration? “100% Solomun and Elderbrook. Learned such a lot from them, just by listening to their music.” What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? “I make a lot of fitness and Weight training, meeting friends, repair and collect watches.” Your favorite motivational quote? “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Connect with Harmogy here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harmogy/ Stream his music here:
New single “Look at me” by artist LUC is about just getting stuff done, it’s about never losing your hope and about saying to people ‘look at me now’ when you have finally done something when nobody would have thought that you were going to make it.
Austrian DJ & Producer LUC, real name Luca Pfau, started making music at the age of 16. His musical influences are Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko, David Guetta, Tiesto, Matt Nash and other big names in the industry. He released his debut single “About You” in 2020 over his own record-label “LUCrcrds”.
Tony Cobain is an Actor, Comedian, Writer, and Recording Artist. His artistic roots began early as a child. He began performing stand-up comedy while still in school. He would leave school and perform stand-up comedy as an after school activity. He is a self-taught piano player and guitarist. While in high school he studied theatre and performed in several plays such as: The Laramie Project and Danny, and the deep blue sea. As a senior in high school he auditioned for several top acting Universities in New York City such as: Julliard, New York University, and AMDA(American Musical and Dramatic Academy).
However, he eventually decided to attend Howard University in Washington, DC. While at Howard University he continued to sharpen his stand- up comedy skills and produced his own web series, The Tony Cobain Show, which chronicled his life.Upon completion at his time at Howard University he started a Film Production Company and a Non-Profit Organization, which aims to help aid people with mental illnesses using Stand-up Comedy. Tony Cobain has just released a new single called ‘How Many Tears’. “The song is about a man realizing that he did wrong in a relationship and he concludes by telling the woman it’s best that she just move on.” says Cobain Watch the video here:
Boutique NYC EDM music label, Cherry Drop Records, unveils its 10 year anniversary with a 30 track House music compilation releasing on June 1st.
Decade will include some of the label’s best tracks from the last years as well as some new and exclusive tracks from rising local NYC producer/DJs Nu Sky and UCH as well as House music legend DJ Rooster. The release also includes Benny Camaro’s new single “I Want To Change” which released on the label on 4/30/2021 and immediately hit #1 on the Kings of Spins underground radio network and is in rotation on various radio stations across the globe. The release also includes tracks and remixes from Luca Guerrieri, Stanny Abram, Ape Drums, Ben Delay, Tocadisco, Benny Benassi, Federico Scavo among many other top House producers.
Cherry Drop Records is an award winning label based in NYC and is best known for its mixed EDM compilations. The label has released music from prominent EDM producers all over the world including Deadmau5, Afrojack, Axwell, Pitbull, Guru Project, Electric Mantis, Milk & Sugar, ATB, Fatman Scoop, Steve Lawler, Chuckie, Lucas & Steve, Mauro Picotto, Coco Star, Phunk Investigation, Luca Guerrieri among many others.
‘Champions’ by Christian Krauter is dedicated to all athletes in the world and is a convincing house anthem, with hypnotic rhythms. An electronic-focused track with hypnotic tones, a killer bassline and bolstered by classy piano making an instant impression thanks to its rave clangs, pumping drums, and a rumbling bassline. A clever arrangement with some dramatic atmospheric synthesis that rises and falls in all of the right places, with its hypnotic melody, pounding beats, and tinkering strings making for this a tasty uplifting house cut.
Music has always been one of the most important things in Christian’s life and every spare minute he gets is dedicated to it. With a wealth of musical knowledge that spans multiple decades and genres, and being in love with music his whole life, Christian started mixing in 2017. Delivering the finest of electronic music vibes he gained global support and sizing up on Soundcloud listeners and spots on Spotify playlists. Christian had no musical background; however, he taught himself by examining DJ’s, watching tutorials and combining the latest innovation in technology with creativity. His creative process is unique, whether you are listening to a live set, mix or a single track. He continues to reinvent himself and gives any production or event 100%. This philosophy is evident, not only in his live sets and mixes but also in his work as a producer, programmer and remix artist.
Abi Mia’s next single ‘Checking In’ is being released on April 30th and was inspired by her almost daily Zoom chats that she has been enjoying with her 93-year-old grandpa over the past year; something which has become more poignant as time goes on.
‘I wrote it from the perspective of talking to him so it has an intimate, comforting feel to it and the message of the song it is to check in with friends and family on a regular basis even if they seem ok, as you never know when someone may be struggling, just need a chat or feel connected with other people. Recent times have made this more prevalent but it has always been very important to me.’ says Abi Mia
Abi Mia is an independent singer/songwriter from London, UK. Abi Mia writes her original songs from the heart – always inspired by her experiences and things happening in the world. She also finds it essential to get that emotion across in her performance so she can connect with the audience, something that is reflected in her lyrics. Taking influence from powerful & soulful female artists such as Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, Amy Lee & Kelly Clarkson – Abi Mia has developed her unique songwriting and performance style. With Abi Mia, you’ll find that she has a confident and powerful voice with elements of soul with her performing with a live piano/keyboard at some of her shows. Connect with Abi Mia here: Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/abi__mia/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/abimiamusic YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qBPgN9Qgy6yHAEHgGtJ2A Stream her music here:
Bugzee Lix is an Indie American rap artist loved internationally for his rap albums. In 2019 an artist from Manchester, UK named Sofian did a freestyle rap on the internet (mixtape madness) titled Bugzee Lix which received over 100,000 views which inspired Bugzee to be part of this animated film about his early life as a rapper growing up in the gang infested areas of Bremerton, Seattle, and Bellingham, WA from 1995 – 2003. This animated movie (available now on YouTube), and the soundtrack (available for pre-sale on 4/26, release date on May 1st has songs from 2002-2003, and recent new music as well). SPACE NEEDLE The Animated Life of Bugzee Lix is available on audio soundtrack everywhere on May 1st. Available on all digital stores. Pre-sale begins on April 26th.
Raw, passionate, and real. These are just a few terms that could best describe Subconscious Culture. Born from the mind of Erin Miller, Subconscious Culture aims to target and address the issues behind what affects our society for the better and for the worse. The lyrics: unrelenting. The music: skillfully crafted. With songs co-produced by Paul Paresa, this band is dedicated to delivering an organic experience, unadulterated by anything artificial or over-edited. Hot on the heels of the recent singles, “Still Moments”, “Paper Thin”, and “Almost Love” comes a new EP, “What Separates Us” which is available on May 24, 2021. The new EP features lush soundscapes and tight grooves aided by horns, strings, and the usual suspects. “What Separates Us” is provided in collaboration with Matt Brewster, Salvatore Manalo, Laryssa Birdseye, Sarah Wild, RxN, DTW, and more! “What Separates Us” is ultimately a round-trip journey within; a story told in 7 parts. It will sweep you into a place of bohemian bliss, tethered by alternative soundscapes that are rooted in hip-hop. As the EP progresses, it’ll transport you to smoother pastures laden with jazz and soul influence. The return trip once again embraces bohemian ideals that are ripe with harmony and rich brass. The journey finally culminates with a thought-provoking intensity that can be best described as authentically raw.
When Mr. White Dogg went away to a Federal lockup six years ago, everything went on hold and a new life emerged. Now he’s been out two years to the day and he’s the CEO of White Dogg motors. Depending on the day of the week you may see an S-Class Mercedes, a Maserati, a Suburban, E-Class Mercedes, Multiple Chevy Tahoes or maybe a dependable Honda, depends on how he’s feeling.
Whatever the choice in car is for the day, his new release “Picture me rollin” (out on all platforms) is surely a fitting title. If you’re going to manifest new cars and money into existence then crank the volume up on this song and picture yourself rollin thru CA on a hot day with music turned all the way up, or if you’re already rollin’ and have everything going your way, you can turn the volume up and cheers yourself. Definitely a great vibe for all. You can check out Mr. White Dogg at his socials to find out more: Instagram: @mr.whitedogg FB: @MRWHITEDOGG/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/wd2TYS Listen to the single here: https://bit.ly/MWDspotify
From the “The West Coast Offense” album re-release, Independent Artists “Independent rap duo ‘Cohorts’ overcomes Coronavirus lockdown by re-releasing an album”.
Cohorts has rearranged, remixed, and remastered their previously released album “The West Coast Offense.” The idea for this was sparked after an unfortunate hard drive crash, which resulted in this version having less songs than the original. A crashed hard drive, and a pandemic lockdown doesn’t have to be all bad, evidenced by this artistic endeavor. Cohorts’ musical projects are all geared towards the grown and sexy crowd, and are all produced by Kartuush. Parental Advisory label is required. RawNaked Entertainment is the label that releases these offerings. “The West Coast Offense” was originally released back in 2011. The re-release version will be available soon. However The first single titled, “You Can’t Beat L.A.” is currently available for streaming and downloads here: cohorts.hearnow.com
Cohorts’ was founded in 2009. Long time friends, and musical cohorts; group members C Money and General are from the Compton, and south Los Angeles areas respectively. The pair of MCs had recorded together for about 2 decades before forming the rap duo [Cohorts]. “Classic west coast production accented by true Hip Hop artists who aren’t afraid to have fun over a beat.”– Makin’ It Magazine Follow them online: Instagram @cohorts2009 Facebook facebook.com/cohorts Where To Buy Your Music cohorts.hearnow.com
Banded Future is an American hip hop duo formed in 2021 in Los Angeles, California, consisting of rappers/singers Zap Rath and Jericho Law. In addition to their intricate lyrics, catchy melodies, and positive messages, the duo is best known for their musical abilities as both members play over a dozen musical instruments. The name Banded Future has several meanings. It projects the ideal of a more unified world. But, it also refers to bringing back the “band” or musicality to a very electronic and automated music industry. The name also refers to the duo earning their “bands” or stripes as successful veterans in the entertainment industry.
If there’s one word to describe this group, it’s “different.” They break all the rules and don’t think twice about it. They will mix genres, dress in costumes, address social issues, reach across generational gaps, and produce unconventional content. Banded Future is about more than music, and this isn’t another group trying to create an audience; instead they are creating a community. They want their fans to be involved and inspired by their mission. The goal is for their music to be a springboard for positively impacting the lives of their listeners.
Banded Future’s new single “Good Day” once again highlights their talents as they play every instrument on the track and literally form choirs of melodies just between the two of them. If that wasn’t enough, the song has a familiar catchiness that will instantly remind listeners of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” or Andre 3000’s “Hey Yah.” Banded Future, however, remains true to their depth with Good Day taking us where hip hop rarely goes. The song actually addresses mental health issues, and the infectious chorus is really a faith-filled mantra. A stark contrast from their debut single “We Don’t Care,” this song is “fun music” that is more in line with the nature of the group. All it takes is one listen, and “Good Day” will have you hooked!
Hip Hop Artist FnF Handsome writes and perform songs from his own personal experience and emotions. His passion and creative lyrics has made waves. He can touch many with his versatility and songwriting.
Spliffy Mars is an up and coming artist who burst onto the streaming scene in 2019. Growing up around areas of Hartford and spending time in the suburbs before moving to East Atlanta at 14, he claims he’d been to so many schools with so many different people and backgrounds, that this diversity influenced the variety in his taste in music and style.
Growing up listening to artists like Chief Keef, Nirvana, Kanye West, Jay Electronica, Future and Tyler The Creator are just a handful of his inspirations. His unorthodox catchy melodic type style is often compared to artists like Playboi Carti, Young Thug, or Chief Keef, but Mars has his own unique style and voice. As he raps and sings over hard hitting 808s and energetic ethereal melodies his music basically just makes you want to sit and listen so you can relate or get up and have a fun time. He touches on the topic of his lifestyle a lot, as he recalls that he only makes music about what he has been through. “I don’t have time to sit down and write a song, that gives me time to cap”. “I’d rather take my time and make a song off the top and it be about real tragedies or real pain, or even the fun stuff I enjoy doing” – says Mars
Having always had a natural talent for songwriting, it wasn’t until late 2018 that Spliffy Mars decided to release his music into the world via SoundCloud. After a number of his tracks gained traction and he began building momentum with his fanbase, Spliffy Mars dropped his first project entitled “Strictly 4 My Rounds” which was released on all platforms on July 27th, 2019, where he showcased his new style and experimented early with the hyper pop or pop trap sound. Since releasing this project Mars started building his fan base more by traveling the north east and doing a considerable amount of shows.
Spliffy Mars combines a variety of compositional and aesthetically pleasing elements to form his unique sound and style which differentiates himself from the basic crowd of hip hop music with sub genres such as hyper pop or spacious music.
Spliffy Mars dropped a 12 track length LP formatted album entitled “Hey,Mars?” executive produced by TySouf On March 19th of this year.
This LP marks the first full embodiment of the artist as it has not a single feature and only features the unique and bright mesmerizing vocal style of the artist as well as the high quality and thorough production of tysouf.
This new LP follows and continues the journey that Mars is embarking on, dabbling in the underground scene trying to break into the mainstream.
Mars talks about many topics from his lifestyle choices his upbringing and serious topics that he goes through in life while making it sound like a party song at the same time with songs like BraVo! or Lemonade. The whole album itself sets itself aside from many and is truly a pure album for those who just want to live life at the fullest potential with no regrets. Mars also claimed the album isn’t a story telling album it’s a project for you to just tap into his side of things as far as his emotions and different moods.
All the songs are very specific to the style Mars has been embodying recently. You can very much describe his music as very fantasy like and bouncy having melodies similar to pop music or having heavy inspiration from pop elements and the genre itself. At the same time when he is not using his fast paced and hyper flows, Mars can dumb down his vocal state to a real calm and low vibrational tone that will seemingly set the mood for any type of activity that involves relaxation or being under the influence.
Being versatile between these two styles he calls “Pop Trap and Spacious Music” it makes the music more exciting and more pulling to the listener. It’s not like u have an album full of the same song over and over again. A prime example on this project is like listening to the third track “Her Dance” produced by platinum producer Pierre Bourne, being an upbeat song with a faster tempo and having a happier melody then going into the fourth track with the song opening with a slower paced tempo and a melody sounding like it came straight out of a 1990s arcade game. Going towards the end of the project the songs go into a real chill state and ends with “Friends Till The End” which is a classic.
Born in Owensboro; the industrial, medical, retail and cultural hub of western Kentucky, Gerry Smoot let the elements of his surroundings birth a multi-instrumentalist musician. Propelled to learn and eager to match his influences; Jeff Lorber, Prince, D’Angelo, George Duke, Art Tatum, and John Blackwell Jr., just to name a few, Gerry was on the “keys” by the age of 2.
With more inspirations from Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, Gerry was playing the drums by age 7, bass guitar by age 9 and having full music recording sessions by age 12. The dedication and passion for music was a born identity. This vision manifested itself when at the age of 15, Gerry accompanied gospel jazz keyboard producer Ben Tankard on the organ. Gerry Smoot has released a new single ’Sweet Delight’. Buy all Music on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, most major platforms Follow him online: Instagram: https://instagram.com/g_smoot Facebook: https://facebook.com/gerrysmootofficial
Rapper Kellee Marie is challenging her male rapper counterparts in her new song ‘Go Hard Or Go Home’.
“The song is about challenging rappers who need a team to write their lyrics whilst I as a female rapper write all my own.” says Kellee Marie.
Born in Hastings but based in Yeovil, Somerset, British Hip Hop Star /Rapper Kellee Marie has always loved music, from a very young age. “When I was little I used to always write songs and was forever singing. Then a few years ago a few of my mates would write bars and spit so I thought I would give it a go and discovered my passion for rapping. I kept on practicing and then finally went to record my first bit of music in January 2021.”
The rapper would love to one day make a living off something she actually enjoys and is good at; being music and attributes Aitch, D Block Europe, Cardi b, Iggy Azalea as huge influencers and inspirations for her music.
Roger Starr releases Bridges Of Faith (One World) featuring D’MAR. Popmi Music is excited to declare the release of the new single from Roger Starr featuring D’MAR, Bridges Of Faith (One World), now available on all digital music platforms.
D’MAR is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer with years of experience doing his thing. He spent 17 years traveling the globe as drummer for the legendary Rock & Roll Icon, Little Richard. D’MAR is best known for his intoxicating stage presence, deep groove and high flying stage acrobatics of leaping over his drum kit all while keeping the audience in the palm of his hand. In this production D’MAR teams up with Dutch producer/ composer Roger Starr (Heijster), who produced/ composed for Miami soul disco star George McCrae and soul legend John Ellison.
Loveaierion came from nothing; she had no parents to help or guide her in this life. “I felt like giving up so many times because of the hardships life threw at me and the only way I kept myself together was expressing myself through my music, through writing. This was my getaway In a way. But one thing about me is I kept a pure heart”. says the artist
This artist wears her heart on her sleeve “I finally realized that no matter the circumstances I have to continue to move forward, so I decided to let go of any and everything that no longer served me in all aspects of my life.”
Overcoming adversity has made this musician the person she is today and she hopes to help others just like her. “I knew how strong I was and what I was capable of and I want the world to know that there is always light at the end of the tunnel and to focus on you and don’t let others hinder you from your life’s mission and that anything is possible.” She is continuously inspiring people through her music and has released her new single called ‘100’. Follow Loveaierion here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveaierion/ Website: https://unitedmasters.com/m/6068c4dd99d5e61d027a0ef7
Koko Nova is the next buzz in the alternative pop scene. Her soulful storytelling is brought to life by her exquisite sound, vivid lyrics and carefully crafted sonic experiences. Her background in science lends a unique touch to her songwriting: abstract motifs and elaborate constructs. She wants to encourage her listeners to embrace their full spectrum of emotions and not be held back by expectations and judgement: let’s be the sentient humans we were born to be! Koko’s debut single, Addicted to You will be out on 23 April globally.
The song is a multi-faceted soul/electro-pop gem with a touch of funk and exotic sounds. On the surface it may appear just like another love song, but don’t get fooled so easily! Originally inspired by her love of (or rather addiction to) tea and of course by an important ex-lover, the song has a much deeper message. It draws attention to addictions in our lives: coffee, cigarettes, love, social media, you name it. The more you listen to the song, the more you start travelling through various visions and feelings that it evokes. Koko collaborated on her debut single with a talented producer, Retro Island Studio, who was able to help her bring to life all her visions.
There are multiple instruments throughout the song, but one in particular was key to giving the song a touch of exotic flair: there’s an Indian sitar motif right in the beginning that repeats a couple of times throughout the song, and connects with the tea theme.
Koko grew up in Hungary, the country of Liszt and Bartok, where she was introduced to the world of music as a toddler thanks to her parents. As a child, she loved dancing and singing and began playing the violin. During high school she decided to pursue her interest in science and set off to London to study Computer Science. After graduating, she worked in the corporate world. She thought she found her dream job when she one day realised that she was caged, and far from her free-spirited self. After working and travelling all around the world, and with a failed startup under her belt, Koko finally decided to pursue her lifelong passion for music. She is currently based in London and Budapest, collaborating with those who share her artistic vision. Follow her here:
Gladys Anderson known as Giaa Da Alpha who was born in Brooklyn NY and raised in queens NY. Giaa was born on February 4th 1997 which makes her an Aquarius. She is an Hip Hop and R&B artist who writes all her music. Giaa has dropped her latest single ‘Da Alpha’.
Eskeel releases her debut album “Moral Images”, with a healing song called “Trees”.
In her 15 years of songwriting “Trees” holds a special place in the heart of the young artist, Evely Skeel aka Eskeel.
Weeks after Evely got out of hospital having her thyroid removed she fought everyday to get out of bed. Being in nature, walking in the forest among the trees brought her peace and helped her heal from the mental wound that the very aggressive graves disease had caused her, a disease that had haunted her since her young teens. Physically drained and mentally exhausted Evely found comfort gazing at the trees while thinking about the animals and people that suffered fates equal or even worse than her.
She imagined trees holding these sufferers in warm embrace and healing them. This thought washed over her being in calmness and brought her a sense of relief. “Even when suffering greatly there is strength in thinking about others who suffer as well and what you can do for them” she says. The song came like a flash and it would be the first song on the album to present one of the key things in Evely’s music – Compassion. The song kept inspiring Evely to fight for her life and find ways to heal. After three years she recovered and decided to release the song along with the rest of the album, hoping that the song will help others as it did for her.
Described by NOW magazine as a “tantalizing Afro-soul combo of folk, roots, desert blues and African continental music,” AfroSoul Volume III: Re’ is the new EP from Amai Kuda et Les Bois. It is the follow-up to their full length release, AfroSoul Volume II: MaZai, hailed as “earthy and rootsy and good for your ears” by CBC’s Errol Nazareth. Amai Kuda’s debut album, Sand from the Sea, was considered “one of the year’s most exciting discoveries” in 2012 (Nicholas Jennings – Canada’s foremost music journalist and historian).
Amai Kuda et Les Bois have been featured in NOW magazine and on CBC’s Canada Live and Big City Small World, as well as performed at venues like the Jane Mallett Theatre, Harbourfront, The Rivoli, and festivals such as Luminato, Kultrun, and Small World Music Festival. They’ve give workshops on music, decolonization, and African cultural knowledge at schools, universities, and community centres internationally. Selected as one of the ‘101 Standout Artists’ during the nationwide CBC Searchlight competition (2015), they have opened for Joel Plaskett, Kellylee Evans and Sarah Slean, and collaborated with M1 of Dead Prez.
Most recently the group won the Best Folk/Roots award and also placed 2nd for the Best Song across all categories at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. Whether on the street, the stage or in the studio, for Amai Kuda et Les Bois, music is about healing –the healing of the earth, our ancestors, and ourselves.
Amai Kuda et Les Bois share a fluid and stunning new single, Ecouché.The piece is sonic magic -a spell for healing of the waters, it will arrive as the first single from Amai Kuda et Les Bois’ upcoming full-length album, EmUrgency!, to be released as a limited edition vinyl recording on May 20.
Channeled and sung entirely in a language of ancestral communication, Ecouché can never be performed the same way twice. The song was written and produced by Amai Kuda Yemoja Ile, with vocals, guitar by Amai Kuda Yemoja Ile, and second guitar from Jimmy Smalbach (Jimmy Kiddo).
EmUrgency! will be released on exclusive limited-edition vinyl next month, followed by a full-length visual album in the form of animated episodes, set for digital release this summer into the fall. Ecouché is a sample of what audiences can hear from Amai Kuda et Les Bois as the months progress.
“The album is about my journey as a woman of African descent to overcome internalized sexism, racism and the negative stigmatization of African spiritual beliefs in order to come into my power as an artist, community-leader, and particularly as a traditional healer,” Amai says. “Similar to other ‘coming out’ processes this emergence process is filled with a sense of urgency as it is in fact a matter of survival.” Follow her here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amaikudaetlesbois Listen to Ecouché on Spotify:
Marta Wiley is an “Internationally Renowned Artist” – Painter, Singer, Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, Speaker, Inventor and Author. She holds a record for being one of the most prolific Artists in the 21st Century. Taught to paint at the age of 2 by her Grandmother, painting over 10,000 paintings, top poster sales grossing millions, writing over 2,000 songs charting Top 20 USA Music Charts “Beggar”, “Signal” & “Certainly”. Marta has written several #1 Amazon Best Selling Novels “The Million Dollar Egg”, “The Water Daughter”, “The Shield & The Eight Immortals”.
Extremely talented star and CEO of “Marta G. Wiley Studios”, she is a Trendsetter and is bringing inspiration to millions of people around the globe. Marta has been in 300 galleries worldwide. With “Celebrity Artist” status, Marta is known as a revolutionary champion toward “Education of The Arts” working with children. Marta reads one book a day and adheres to Da Vinci’s Self-Educo Method. Marta has been seen on FOX NEWS, CBS, CNN, Oprah OWN Network, hundreds of publications, movies and international magazines. Currently she is earning her degree in Psychology & Entertainment Law at Harvard Extension EdX.
Marta Wiley is also a musician and has released a new single called ‘Diamond Lover’. “I wrote this song about empathy and narcissism in the world today, about love addiction. It was a big release for me, cathartic really. The song also has a romantic 007 James Bond feel to it so I think it is a HIT!” ~ Marta
Alpha Beats is a progressing sound developer and music producer who works to make free songs and beats. Recently Alpha released his new track, When Money Dey, on the 4th of April, 2021. This new single from Alpha Beats features Safoa & Nayo. The song reveals his brilliant music producing and sound-creation talents, with exceptional beats and lyrics to engage the fans into the melodic 3 minutes of the tune. The music has a sound and background that leaves the listener intrigued and fascinated.
Alpha Beats, more commonly known as Alpha, got his name from his music recording studio Alpha Beats that is a sound engineering and music production studio – the name which became a brand. People and other fans started calling him Alpha after his recordings from the respective studio were released. The producer likes to be referred by these names.
His goal is to benefit local bands in his neighborhood with exceptional sound engineering techniques and abilities. Using his music skills, Alpha Beats develops music that will earn him a rich learning experience in the production industry. However, his vision is even broader: to create pathways to support other young artists in his locality to get inspired and gain motivation to create their compositions and grow in the field.
Alpha was honored as the Best Sound Engineering and Music Producer in the Eastern Regional Awards of 2020 in Ghana. This title gained him benefit in the music industry. After receiving the award, the artist associated with the renowned label Tune Click. It is an art and entertainment production company in New York, USA. Tune Click manages the artists to help them prosper in the entertainment industry by providing them with a platform to get better exposure and a broader horizon in the music industry. It benefits musicians and sound producers to expand their list of brands, publishers, labels, and fans, by helping them with the recordings. Alphas’ track featuring Safoa and Nayo went live in Tune Clicks’ Alpha Beats music recording studio- the studio which won him his name in music.
Listen to and support this new single: When Money Dey – Alpha Beats ft Safoa x Nayo at www.tuneclick.live
North London based Hip Hop artist Basseline breaks into the first quarter of the year with his contagious single ‘Far From A Rich Kid’.
Produced by KayzBeatz, the single explores the struggles of growing up without family support and the desire to overcome. Basseline’s rhythmic flow compliments the mid-tempo, piano driven afro-swing sound that emulates spring with a positive vibe.
“Being an open book can sometimes be liberating and I am ecstatic about this release. This is personal to me, a single I truly believe in and I hope listeners embrace it the same way I have.” says the rapper
Recorded in London by Jiffthegeneral the single will soon be supported with a video in the next few weeks. With more releases to come in the year from this prolific rapper ‘Far From A Rich Kid’ is definitely one for the speakers and a great introduction to the rest of the year.
Dreamy synth, high-power guitars, and a pulse-pounding rhythm section set the stage for this epic, sensual retrospective on a souring relationship, the increasingly visible cracks in its foundation, and the search for a truth that seems already discovered.
The Proper Authorities is the solo project of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keith Adams. Known primarily for his work with the bands Sound Mind and Giant Wow, where he shared bills with acts like Filter, Stabbing Westward, Meat Beat Manifesto, Alien Ant Farm, Moth, Jupiter One, Lab Partners, Dink, and many more. Adams created the Proper Authorities to branch out and work on his lifelong compositional and performance skills.
As in past groups, Adams continues to experiment strongly in the modern pop rock genre with sounds and grooves that aren’t usually found there. His appreciation for over-the-top arrangements is tempered nicely by his love for good hooks. His lyrics touch on a variety of subjects: matters of self; emotional snapshots in time; tragic and comic figures; and the things that we all want… or at least think that we want.
Madame Kapuscinska’s new EP, Eternal is about the eternalness of love; the pains, the reflection, the new society of online and the pain of love and misunderstandings. Unconditionally love is eternal and Madame Kapuscinska sends you through different eras with her new retro sound; quite mesmerising.
The artist formerly known as T-licious, Madame Kapuscinska, is one of the rare truly dynamic soulful truthful artists that one could ever come Into contact with. The talents of this exceptional singer-songwriter is out of this world – she delivers such a moving sophisticated, mesmerising performance that she captures you with her unique tone from the get go. With such a tropical mix of being St Lucian and Guyanese, she sure brings the sunshine where ever she goes and has been compared to sound similiar to Tracey Chapman, Toni Braxton and Heather Small.
Madame Kapuscinska has performers lead vocals for a recent feature film set to release in May where she collaborated with a Brimstone reggae artist from Jamaica, she is working with producers from Africa, America, Germany, Poland, Malaysia and Pakistan.
Madame Kapuscinska is diverse with her sound and style that she fuses different cultures of music into one which gives you a flavour of different genres all at the same time.
Madame Kapuscinska is a 14 dimensional, refreshing, breathtaking RnB, dance, soul and reggae singer. Her live performance is breathtaking uplifting and fun all at the same time. She has a hypnotising way of capturing her audience with her powerhouse voice and emotions. She currently has two EPs out, alongside 5 singles ‘Little Star’, ‘Soul Speaking’, ‘Words Scar’, ‘You’re my Angel’ and ‘Something’. Follow her here: Instagram: madame_kapuscinska89 Facebook: XxLadyLetitiAxX or Madame Kapuscinska in L a kingdom Twitter: madamekapuscins Watch her here:
“I prefer to be formless, like water,” JM says. “I once heard a quote from Bruce Lee that said ‘If you put water in a vase, it becomes the vase,’ so put me in any music genre, and I become the genre, like water.”
Much like his genre-melding yet fluid ‘formless’ musical creations, Jesus Muhammed as an artist is a bit of an enigma. Music – for JM – comes to his mind in mental waves and flashes of colors, shapes and patterns.
Whether he has a mild form of the fascinatingly weird disorder known as synesthesia or it’s just the way his musical brain works – whatever the source of his genius, it’s a mesmerizing mix of electronica, hip hop rhythms, other-worldly vocals and street-style rhyming that he creates.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Saint Albans, Queens, JM took music lessons from a former James Brown guitarist, and was surrounded by 1950s pop and 70s reggae played by his music-loving parents. They bought JM and his brother a full set-up of instruments as they were growing up, but while his mother hoped he’d learn to play classic pop songs, JM instead wanted to bring to life the music he heard in his head. “When I first started making music, I was excited and anxious – I wanted to create more than I wanted to chase tale,” he says. “Creating music keeps me alive.”
A self-described loner and artsy brooding character as a teen, JM’s life revolved around his Walkman and a ton of CDs in his book bag. He wrote lyrics as a child, but it was a friend in High School that spurred him on to compete in rap battles – he would battle rappers and spoken-word artists from other neighborhoods, then go home and write more scathing rhymes to be ready for the next day’s battle. His musical passion turned serious as he started a group called tha Villianz Gang. They played some shows and had a great time, but massive egos and internal strife tore the group apart. JM’s rap-battle talent and reputation quickly exceeded his competition, so he decided to ratchet his music career up another level with a music manager. He’d go on to perform in small New York City venues, paying his music dues (as they call it) and learning the ropes of the music business and performing.
JM used this time to begin reinventing himself as an artist and knew that he was going to start making his own rules for his music and career. JM came out of his reinvention musically reborn, focusing intently on the visual aspect of his music, and the mystery.
Kaila Love’s Sporty Empowerment Anthem Reaches NBA2k21 & ESPN. Kaila Love is a Hip Hop artist from the Bay Area, CA who went from a homeless teenager to a college graduate on a full scholarship from UC Berkeley.
She started becoming known around campus for hosting Hip Hop events, being the president of the Students for Hip Hop Club, and designing a unique Hip Hop curriculum to teach a class on Tupac, and even performing her original music at her graduation in front of 25,000 people! Since graduating from Cal, she’s gone on to earn an additional degree in Recording Arts.
Finding out that there are less than 5% of women in audio engineering, she wanted to pave the way and show other women that if she can do it, so can they!
You can see the way she lifts up other women in her community through her most recent work, “Half Time” – which is featured on ESPN and in the NBA2k21 video game soundtrack and official playlist.
Perfect for Women’s History Month, this dynamic music video features women ranging from age 16 to 91. As an independent artist, Kaila Love is intentional with who is a part of her projects. For example, in the “Half Time” video – she features two Black-owned, family-operated businesses – King’s Boxing Gym in Oakland, CA and Soaring Eagles Taekwondo School in Vallejo, CA.
Valentine’s Day is the first EP by musician, producer, songwriter, and Rapper, Quincy Valentine.
This is the follow up to 3 singles the last of which “Daydreams” is included on the EP. The title is a play on words referencing his last name as well as the theme of the music; being love and relationship related songs. The music presents nostalgia, with rap flows and lyricality reminiscent of the golden era of Hip Hop, as well as the warmth and soul of R&B.
Some have referred to him as a modern LL Cool J. Regardless of the holiday, The EP presents a classic and timeless vibe that is perfect all year round.
Previous to releasing music himself, Quincy has worked with many different artists and warmed the hearts and minds of many through his art. He’s progressed to play for various local artists, starting from playing keyboard in churches to more known names like Scarface and Mr. Complex. Quincy has also been a music director and keyboard player for recording artists and various shows associated with Carnegie Hall Presents, Theater for the New City, and Oberia D. Dempsey Theater.