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King Saylee – Saucin

Atlanta based artist King Saylee has a new EP out, titled “Elevation.” The second track “Saucin” is the prominent single of the album. Saylee’s style is very vocal oriented, with the backing music and aesthetics lending itself to an almost psychedelic style of hip hop. Vocals are cleverly and smoothly layered to create a “hearing […]
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June 16, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Nate Utley – What Up

Florida based solo artist Nate Utley has a new single out titled “What Up,” off his new EP, “Infinite Potential.” Utley describes his music as “a combination of Rock, Reggae, RnB and Pop.” He also sports a rather impressive full beard, which is worth noting in itself. Though his music is acoustic guitar oriented, after […]
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June 16, 2017, midnight

Amilia K Spicer – Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter is a new album from Amilia K Spicer, a well established songstress with quite a few accomplishments so far in her career. If I had to describe her style it would be something like avant-garde country. Her music is very organic even while being flawlessly performed. The first track, “Fill Me Up” […]
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June 4, 2017, 6:36 a.m.

Jerome Bell – Helpless

Former American Idol contestant Jerome Bell is still pushing forward. He has a new single out called “Helpless.” The singing is as good as you would expect from someone who was able to pass through the rigorous and brutal audition process of a network talent show. Wisely, Bell limits the musical backing to some minimalist […]
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June 4, 2017, 6 a.m.

Jordan York – Put Down the Phone

Jordan York from Pittsburgh wants you to put down your phone. That’s literally the message of his new hip hop song “Put Down the Phone,” where he laments the de-personalization of social interaction with the advent of modern technological gadgetry. Personally I like the way tech allows me to avoid interacting with people I have […]
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June 4, 2017, 5:35 a.m.

Daku Lights – Illlumiiinate

Some impressive synths on this new track from “Daku Lights,” a London based band in the UK. It’s interesting that the band members are wearing shirts that say Miami in their photos, because my first thought when listening to this was that the music gave off kind of a 1980s Miami vibe, combined with a […]
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June 3, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Magazine Gap – Ran For Cover

London rock trio “Magazine Gap” has a video out for their new single, “Ran For Cover.” Their style draws from an eclectic variety of influences. This particular track has an overall jazzy feel to it, with some elements of alternative pop and adult contemporary. Basically this is like what pop music made by intelligent people […]
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June 2, 2017, 7:01 a.m.

Russ Still and the Moonshiners – Promised Land

The Country music world produces some of the best performers in the world. Some of them fly under the radar and don’t always get the recognition they deserve. “Promised Land,” a new release by Russ Still and The Moonshiners (off their album “Still Cookin”) is a prime example of the excellence contemporary country music has […]
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May 14, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

Leah Capelle – Joshua

It’s obvious from listening to singer-songwriter Leah Capelle’s new track “Joshua” that she’s extremely talented. Her voice comes through with crystal clarity on the recording. Despite being extremely well produced, the song doesn’t utilize any needless overprocessing or “autotune.” Capelle is a pro singer with awards and high profile showcases under her belt, and I’d […]
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May 12, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

Cranford Hollow – And You, Brutus

“And you, Brutus” is an impressive new song from the band Cranford Hollow’s album “Color/Sound/Renew/Revive.” Within the first few seconds of listening, you can immediately tell these guys are professionals. One can sense a lot of working class, mid 70′s classic southern rock influences, but the sound itself maintains a contemporary appeal rather than coming […]
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May 7, 2017, 7:40 a.m.

Quantum Split – America

“America” is a new track out from a talented 4 piece band from New York known as Quantum Split. The video has a somewhat late 80′s VHS-like glitch aesthetic which is clearly intentional and a good artistic fit for the music, which is a quality blend of classic rock, glam and soul. The guitar solos […]
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May 4, 2017, 2:14 a.m.

Sakis Gouzonis – Amazing Space

Sakis Gouzonis is a Greek, electronic music composer, and “Amazing Space” is his 10th studio album. The songs are all instrumental and would be suitable as both intelligent dance tracks, but I could see myself listening to this while on a long, late night drive out of town. It provides an energetic spacey ambiance, but […]
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April 30, 2017, 7:58 a.m.

NYKOBANDZ – “Lift Off”

New Orleans based rapper Nyko Bandz has a new video out for his jam, “Lift Off.” It unexpectedly features a cute little dog in the opening. The song itself showcases Nyko’s unique and somewhat unconventional delivery style helps to distinguish him from other similar rappers. The strategic repetition of certain lines such as “I feel […]
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April 30, 2017, 3:34 a.m.

Six Feet Closer

“The first release from DIVINATION, the forthcoming album by Emerald Suspension”
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April 29, 2017, 6:36 a.m.

Mildred Pierce / Millard Filmore

“Mildred Pierce / Millard Filmore” is a song from the DIVINATION album. It begins with a cover of Mildred Pierce by Sonic Youth and then continues into Millard Filmore which is an arrangement of the notes in Mildred Pierce in reverse order. The video is a variation on the Alice in Wonderland story with a […]
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April 29, 2017, 6:35 a.m.

Brandon Adamson – Compare and Contrast

A folkish EP / mini album of organ-based, minimalist pop songs, with unassuming vocals and authentically retro vibes. Available on iTunes Brandon Adamson – Compare and Contrast
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April 26, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

Big Chris – Bad Timing

Big Chris is back with an album titled, “Bad Timing.” In addition to some smooth RnB vocals, these new tracks contain more of the quality synth work that has become a staple of his songs. The synth backing often creates the impression at first that you might be listening to a high energy, radical 80′s […]
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April 16, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

These Young Fools – Awake

These Young Fools, an alternative rock/pop band from Seattle, have a new EP out titles “Awake.” The production quality is solid, and opts for clarity and precision rather than utilizing a lot of distracting filters and effects. It isn’t surprising to discover that the band was influenced by Jimmy Eat World and other similar groups, […]
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March 29, 2017, 1:46 a.m.

Keveaux x Commas (Future) Freestyle

Hip hop artist Keveaux, from South Atlanta, has a new track out. A musician known as Future handled the instrumental and the video was shot & directed by ToadGod. Keveaux confidently delivers his lines with crystal clarity. His freestyle skills are pretty solid and the production quality on the song as well as the vid […]
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March 20, 2017, 7:55 a.m.

Oxaï Roura – Afro-Himalayan 01: GanEshou

Oxaï Roura’s experimental track “Afro-Himalayan 01: GanEshou” is one of the more unusual tracks I’ve heard. It’s kind of a mix between tribal spoken word (with multiple voices layered,) and synth. It’s very minimalist. Oxaï lists filmmaker David Lynch as one of his influences, and this music would not seem out of place in a […]
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March 20, 2017, 7:30 a.m.