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Ambervision – The Amber Age of Infomercials

If you grew up in the 80′s and 90′s chances are you sat through a zillion infomercials: featuring everything from Don Lapre’s “Tiny Classified Ads” to Corey Haim and Corey Feldman’s 900 number hotline. Looking back at these, I have a certain nostalgia for the aesthetic of all these old infomercials. It’s just one of […]
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Oct. 15, 2017, 8:06 a.m.

Sounds Every 80′s Kid Will Remember


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Oct. 15, 2017, 12:07 a.m.

Wifi Savage – Put Her On

Florida based rapper Wifi Savage has a new track out, released in may titled “Put Her On.” It comes across as a pretty straightforward, hip hop club jam, featuring lyrics about lifestyle and parties. There are relationship undertones to the woman being discussed, indicating she’s a hustler and can’t be trusted. The song itself is […]
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Oct. 14, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Taiwanese Top Charting Artist Andi Young Stripped Down for New Single’

ANDI’s debut single, “Lonely Child” reached top 5 on the popular Taiwanese OMusic charts last year. The artist believes that he needs to fully liberate his soul in order to be a true artist that he is. He has stripped down to show his body for promoting his new single. ANDI’s music is a mix […]
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Oct. 13, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

The Wyatt Act – Hong

Based in San Francisco, The Wyatt Act describes themselves as a high energy, experimental SlamRock band. Their latest track, “Hong” has elements of funk and lounge music. Vocalist and bassist Guinevere Q carries the song with her chic and swanky vocals. The song also features some terrific trumpet playing and even a keytar. Ultimately the […]
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Sept. 29, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

John J – Pain to Power

Bronx based, underground hip hop artist John J has released a new album, “Pain to Power.” Being more of a fan of old school hip hop than most contemporary styles, it was a pleasant surprise to discover that John J’s music has a very 90′s vibe, especially in his delivery…which is at faster moments is […]
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Sept. 28, 2017, 7:36 a.m.

1stDegree – DDay EP

New Orleans based artist 1stDegree’s has a new EP titled “DDay” out. He has one of those delivery styles that is laid back and unassuming, yet you can tell he means business. There are some memorably classic lines like “y’all stick to that JNCO.” What I like about these tracks is the backing music, which […]
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Sept. 25, 2017, 6:26 a.m.

Andrea Chiapparo feat Max Kleinz – All I Need Is Love

New single/video out from artist Andrea Chiapparo, featuring Max Kleinz and produced by Cosmophonix. Video quality is very impressive and professional, with actors helping to convey the mood of the song through brief romantic interludes. It also incorporates some incredible sky views and ocean scenery. The song has a light and poppy, 90′s style dance […]
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Sept. 21, 2017, 6:54 p.m.

Hussy – Karen

Hussy, an alternative rock artist from Boston and signed to Pace Recordz, has a new single out titled, “Karen.” In the song Hussy refers to Karen as an “old friend,” but it seems clear from the lyrics that they were more than just pals. The music has a very 90′s alternative feel to it and […]
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Sept. 20, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Untitled Art – Philly to Long Branch (part 2)

Dark, fast, and retro-futuristic is how I would describe Untitled Art’s new single, “Philly to Long Branch (Part 2.)” It has elements of synth, psychedelia, punk, and new wave and is just oozing with aesthetic. Listening to this jam makes you feel like you’re in a club scene of an 80′s vampire movie, and who […]
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Sept. 19, 2017, 6:58 a.m.

Self Checkout – A Casual Stroll Through a Haunted Grove


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Sept. 18, 2017, 4:24 a.m.

JP.Kazadi – Push

JP.Kazadi’s debut single is a surprisingly positive and uplifting song that instructs you to “Keep pushing on” through adversity. The video utilizes a lot of bleak and depressing everyday imagery, the kind we can all relate to when we just don’t know if it’s worth it to get out of bed and leave the house. […]
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Sept. 14, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

KAIYA – GAMES

KAIYA, an electronic-indie-pop artist based in NYC, originally was born in the Ukraine and grew up in the European fashion world. Recently, in a collaboration effort with Brooklyn-based songwriter/producer ÅMBE, she released “GAMES,” a debut single. I especially liked the intro which had the feel of a crowd cheering at a sports event. Then the […]
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Sept. 11, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

NatStar – GIMME

Hip hop artist NatStar’s new track “GIMME” is a fast paced ride all the way through. The video for this song was “shot directed and edited by EE Clark.” NatStar’s jams have gotten him a rather large following on youtube for an indie artist. Stylistically, “GIMME” is mostly just straightforward contemporary hip hop, although it has […]
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Sept. 11, 2017, 3:13 a.m.

Zehero – Whoa (Prod. Penacho) by Cake Fiend

Artists like Zehero and his co-collaborators are helping to keep the Flint, Michigan hip hop scene thriving. One of their latest tracks is “Whoa,” which has some rather memorable opening lines to say the least. This is a good clean recording and stylistically it is crisp but chill. The rapping in some parts has a […]
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Sept. 10, 2017, 9:26 a.m.

Self Checkout – How to Save Sears


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Sept. 10, 2017, 8:11 a.m.

Sam Rochford – So Easy

Samantha Rochford’s “So Easy” represents one of those rare opportunities where I get to review something I would actually listen to. One thing that caught me immediately was the style of the video, which refreshingly brings back the sort of playful and innocent aesthetic one would see in indie music back around 2004-2005 (think of […]
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Sept. 5, 2017, 5:35 a.m.

Ari B – Dance Into the Party

“Dance Into the Party” is a new dance release from artist Ari B, which blends an eclectic mix of funk, pop and dance. The production quality on the video is excellent, a professional shoot with clearly a solid team involved on this project (Wayne Isham is credited as the director.) “Dance Into the Party” actually […]
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Sept. 3, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

Sky Gandy Feat 2 Mellow – Pictures

Sky Gandy has a new track out featuring 2 Mellow. It’s called “Pictures” and the emotive and positive hip hop vocals are backed by a terrifically bright and minimalist musical number. The backing music reminds me of something you might hear on a classic NES game like Bubble Bobble, even though it’s a complete different […]
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Sept. 3, 2017, 8:37 a.m.

Maxwell Powers – 6 Things

San Francisco based musician Maxwell Powers has released an indie synthpop EP titled “6 Things.” When I read that apparently it was recorded in the “corner of his living room,” I was expecting something that sounded like it came from a 90′s Fostex 4 track. However, the production quality strikes me as better than a […]
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Sept. 2, 2017, 5:31 a.m.