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Solo LaMaze – ooshewanparty (feat – Dj Khaled )

New hip hop track from DJ Khaled titled “ooshewanparty.” It’s a pretty straightforward party/club jam, though the track is interesting in that it incorporates a chimy backing, coming across almost like a rhythmic xylophone. It’s very hypnotic, which will effectively keep people on the dance floor entranced. Solo’s delivery and energy is consistent throughout in […]
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Aug. 16, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

Lyrics Of Two – Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home

“Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home” is a delightfully delicate indie pop release from the Los Angeles based band “Lyrics of Two.” The band was founded by poet and songwriter Marie Helen Abramyan. The song deals with universal humanist themes conveyed emotively by the singer. The sound is refreshingly organic and doesn’t contain […]
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Aug. 16, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

Guest Actors – By Demand

By Demand is a new track from an alternative indie rock band called “Guest Actors.” The song is from their upcoming debut LP Under Those Silent Skies, which is set to be released in October. Production wiseBy Demand has a delightfully full sound and is very well layered and mixed. The singer’s voice evokes a […]
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Aug. 14, 2017, 2:34 a.m.

Porcelan – The Real Thing Don’t Change

Memphis based singer “Porcelan” has just released a piano balland called “The Real Thing Don’t Change.” The track was co-written by legendary songwriter / producer David Porter. The song is substantive and sparklingly melodic. It was refreshing in that stays away from the flash and effects overload that is common for up and coming artists […]
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Aug. 11, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

1403 – Control

“Control” is a new track from 1403 (the musical project of Tom Cameron.) His artistic influences are an eclectic mix, ranging from classical to EDM. This particular song strikes me as being in the vein on minimalist indie pop, with hints of Jazz and RnB flavor. Cameron’s vocals display great presence and dynamic range. There’s […]
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Aug. 11, 2017, 2:46 a.m.

Samantha Bouquin – Contemplations on Solitude and Strings

Samantha Bouquin’s “Contemplations on Solitude and Strings” features hypnotic compositions that provide a somewhat dark and brooding atmosphere. It’s original string quartet music. Samantha is clearly a talented composer, and this work is highly creative for this genre. These tracks are beautifully tempestuous and offer an ambiance for quiet reflection. For more info: http://www.samanthabouquin.com/ https://twitter.com/SamanthaBouquin […]
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Aug. 8, 2017, 7:18 p.m.

Richard Lynch Band – Cut and Paste

American country artist Richard Lynch’s new single “Cut and Paste” (off his latest album “Mending Fences”) is an interesting song because it is a traditional country song but incorporates contemporary technological elements into the lyrics. I personally prefer this approach over modern “pop” country music which uses techno and samples in the music, while singing […]
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Aug. 8, 2017, 9:20 a.m.

Brian Fitzy – Play God

Brian Fitzy’s “Play God” has kind of a 90′s pop / hip hop vibe. Just the tone aesthetics of it are reminiscent of that era (in the video Brian is even wearing “A Tribe Called Quest” shirt, representing one of his primary influences.) The backing music is delightfully colorful and has an analog quality to […]
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Aug. 4, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Self Checkout – The Arby’s That Time Forgot


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July 31, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

GREYE – Windows

Daytona Beach, Florida based progressive Americana rock band “GREYE” have recently put out a new album titled “Windows” with the lead single of the same name. The album cover itself is impressive. Usually these types of bands are lacking in the aesthetics department but make up for it with good music. GREYE manages to do […]
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July 28, 2017, 6:12 a.m.

Rome Alexander – L.Y.G.

Rome Alexander has a new single out titled “L.Y.G.” and is a collaboration with EDM DJ/producer Rederic. The song itself is a mix of EDM and pop, and when I listened to the intro I thought it had kind of a retro, early 90′s techno vibe. However, once you get into the song and the […]
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July 26, 2017, 6:20 p.m.

Madelyn Victoria – He Only Loves Me On The Dance Floor

Madelyn Victoria, a talented young singer-songwriter from deep South Texas, has released a single titled “He Only Loves Me On the Dance Floor.” Madelyn’s an authentic country girl, and her music illustrates that rather well. Only in her early 20′s she’s already opened for a lot of big names in country music, including legends like […]
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July 25, 2017, 8:08 a.m.

JJ McGuigan – Dissociative

Born in Wichita Kansas, JJ McGuigan is a songwriter focused on “lyrical creation.” His latest EP titled “Dissociative” showcases his songwriting ability. What’s refreshing about JJ’s music is that he isn’t just another one man band trying to mediocrely do too many things himself. He sticks to what he’s good at and does it well, […]
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July 20, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

S-EM-C – On the Go

I don’t know much about S-EM-C other than that she’s a “recording artist specializing in Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop.” I had a good feeling about her new single “On the Go” (Blackhawk Records) when I saw that the cover featured the Delorean from the original Back to the Future. The production quality of “On the […]
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July 18, 2017, 4:50 a.m.

Kobi Arad – Ellington Upside Down

For a bit of background: Kobi Arad, a professional Israeli-American musician who resides in New York, performs and composes in such noted NYC establishments as Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center and City Winery. Kobi has collaborated with Stevie Wonder (a co-production with Stevie Wonder’s manager, Stephanie Andrews and Stevie himself.) Kobi obtained a Doctorate […]
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July 17, 2017, 8:27 a.m.

Aaron Beri – Connected

Aaron Beri, an Australian-based singer/songwriter, recently released and is promoting his debut album, Avalanche. The album itself features nine tracks, but we’ll be focusing on the lead song, “Connected.” It’s reverberating, spacey synthpop but with more of an R&B twist. The best way to describe it would be if you combined Erasure’s music with a […]
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July 15, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Ed Roman – Red Omen

Often times when I review albums from certain genres I don’t normally have much familiarity with, I have to try and put myself in the artist’s shoes, imagine their target audience and try to get a feel for what it is they’re going for and to what extent they’re achieving their desired sound. However, in […]
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July 13, 2017, 9:23 a.m.

Buni Milani – Ride

Buni Milani’s new single “Ride” has an almost 80′s power girl rock or new wave vibe, which is interesting because Bruni recently released a project that was called “The New Wave” (which may or not have anything to do with new wave music from the 80s.) The backing music is commanding and action packed. Producer […]
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July 11, 2017, 2:14 a.m.

Henry Metal – The Maestro Abides

One thing that impressed me right off the bat with Henry Metal’s “The Maestro Abides” is how authentic it is. This captures the exact sound of metal as I remember it was when I liked it in the late 80′s, early 90s. Listening to the track “Rock N’ Roll Rebel” made me feel like I […]
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July 7, 2017, 7:31 a.m.

Alexander Howard – Mount Rushmore

Alexander Howard’s new single “Mount Rushmore” is set for July 4th release. According to Alexander, the song loosely follows the events of an eventful and boisterous night in Las Vegas, with the participants trying to maintain a “stone face” while downing “$3 shots of nameless whiskey.” This track is radio ready, and it is definitely […]
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July 2, 2017, 8:57 p.m.