Nika Starr: “Connection” – succinct, sassy, and sincere

Nika Starr, female Soul/RnB singer from Toronto, is currently working with her mentor DT the Artist for Artist Development from the ‘Ground Up Program’. Her latest single is “Connection” which was produced by ClevaMix Records with an instrumental from ShamGodBeats. Being a woman in a male-dominated music industry, means they always want to back you into a corner and force you to wear a label. Unfortunately, that means you either fall into one of two categories: sexy or cute, and maybe lust or love. Now more than ever people need to be reminded that women can be in more than

Liam Merrigan: “Broke Beyond Tomorrow” – a high sense of life and perception

Liam Merrigan is 29 year old singer-songwriter from Kintbury Berkshire UK. The 10 track album of original songs, “Broke Beyond Tomorrow” deals with Liam life experiences – either lived first hand or witnessed. I enjoyed the intimate nature of the recording, which sounds as if Merrigan was playing a beat old guitar on a stool 10 feet in front of you. Totally stripped down, this album demonstrates the great craft of the songs, as well as Liam’s expressive voice, and of course his acoustic guitar. Liam is the English equivalent of rejuvenated Neil Young in his observational skills. Liam Merrigan puzzles

Etop: “Masterworks” is ground-breaking and innovative

Etop is not your typical electronic artist. If someone says to you that Etop plays electronic music do not go thinking that he plays heavy beats and dance songs. Well he does, but not quite the way you’re thinking. Etop is everywhere. He can go to a bubblegum electronic pop tune, to a groovy dance song, all the way over to a depressing ballad. And then he can do something better than just about anyone else…go back in time. No, this is not another installment of Return To The Future. He really goes back to the past, and out of

Andre Gimaranz: ‘Supermoon’ – a rare jewel!

After 15 years as a session musician, Brazilian guitarist, singer and songwriter, Andre Gimaranz’s first solo album, ‘Handmade’, was released in 2015 gaining instant attention from the industry and fans alike, resulting in Gimaranz being considered one of the best new live acts in Brazil. In 2015 and 2016, Andre was a nominee in the categories ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Artist of the Year’ at the IMEA Awards. He recently dropped the highly acclaimed single, ‘State of Rage and Fear’, and has now followed that up with his brand new full-length album, entitled ‘Supermoon’. Every once in a while, after making

Moorhouse: “I Love You to the Moon and Back” ft. The Cellophane Heart – brings a new slant to the genre

Irish DJ and producer Moorhouse has dedicated the song, “I Love You to the Moon and Back”, to his daughter, Abbie. It speaks about their relationship and what the future holds. Canadian artist, The Cellophane Heart, provided the vocals for the track, and the song was produced in Moorhouse’s home studio in Waterford, Ireland. The track offers a lively, upbeat 90s dance pop sound mixed with current top 40 influences from Baz Luhrmann and N-Trance. This track means a lot. And there is a reason for that. Sure, it may be electronic dance music, but it’s…different. EDM music is becoming

THE RIFT: “Rock Narcotic”shows off some impressive performance abilities

Los Angeles hard rock trio THE RIFT is made up of brothers Aris Anagnos (Vocals, Guitar), John Anagnos (Bass) and Ovais Malik (Drums). Since forming in 2009, they have played alongside the likes of Exodus, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Misfits, among others. Their 2016 full-length debut “INVENTIONS” caught the attention of the media, industry insiders and radio stations, as well as Grammy winning producer Brandon Friesen who has worked with Alice in Chains and Nickelback . Now 2017 sees the band release their brand new single “Rock Narcotic”, which is music on THE RIFT own terms, and really, that’s all you

LeeSon Bryce: “The Proelium EP” – some of the most diverse talent around this genre

Briceson Lee, artistically known as LeeSon Bryce, was born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Lee Summit, MO (south of Kansas City). First as a drummer for his church since the age of 12, then as a college graduate, manager, and an affiliate owner of a nutrition company LeeSon has always been influenced by music. Now at 23, he is adamant in pursuing what has always been his true passion. Teaming up with other local artists and DJs such as Oblivinatti and Buck, LeeSon Bryce sets out to prove himself in the music industry. The first challenge comes from

MusicMegaBox.net – Listen To Music In Your Own Language!

It is always comforting to see that the website you just accessed is available in your language. Well, MusicMegaBox.net (you can read more about this music service here) is proud to release its French and German versions. While it may not be a problem to look for the music you like in English, which is a universal language, used on every website available on the Internet, using your own language means accessing a greater variety of details. You will know the meaning of every word on the website and you will certainly find what you’re looking for a lot faster.

Liquid Lunch: “Sketches 2 Seed” – an infectious and smoldering staple

Ken Eagle and Michele Akers discovered each other’s musical abilities after meeting at a dance in May 2014 and formed a duo in late October of the same year. They booked their first gig a month later…prior to having any material ready, and were forced to burn the midnight candle before successfully completing the gig with a 40 song repertoire. The duo, Liquid Lunch has now played in excess of 200 Gigs, performing at more than 50 different venues and travelling in excess of 160,000kms across the state of South Australia. Through it all Eagle and Akers, now bring to

DabriaLive Records Presents the heart and soul singer Anette Mendoza

Anette Mendoza, one of the original members of the Dabria duet which originated in 2011, has performed by request in various places such as Japan, Korea, UAE, and Indonesia among others establishing a solid reputation as a singer and performer. Anette, who started singing when she was 5, has also recorded the song, “I will do anything for love”, with Philippine artist – and first ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ winner – Jovit Baldivino. Inspired by her late father, who himself was an excellent singer, Anette decided to sing professionally at the tender age of 7, starting out with covers by artists

Tha SleepWalkers: “Sub-Conscience”

Rapper KEI-SHON-SON front man of the collective Hiphop project, “Tha SleepWalkers” has had a love for creating unique and memorable music from early on. At the tender age of 15, he started saving his money while working at McDonald’s. He then purchased a small Yamaha keyboard and a 4-track Tascam tape recorder, and started to create some of his first beats. Years later he began recording in a one bedroomed apartment, but he was always very timid about his music and worried that the neighbors would hear him rapping and singing for hours on end each night.

Take after take however, he became more confident in his abilities. He knew that his music was different as he focused on rapping about work-related issues, something other artists had not yet paid much attention to. All this time he attempted to hold down a regular 9-5 job, but the economic recession pointed him right back to his music. The only thing he felt that he really knew and understood.

Now it seems all those years of back room playing has finally paid off, as KEI-SHON-SON seems to have grown into a complete artist who continues to perfect his skills.

KEI-SHON-SON has actually been rapping for over 10 years on the underground scene, where he has built a large following which he calls “World Wide”. During that time, he also continued being a manager and recording engineer in addition to his other passions of blogging and writing. Subsequently, after years of balancing these many tasks, he is now focusing on marketing his recorded works. He feels that he is well prepared to achieve his goals, in that he has almost three decades of learning experiences behind him, concerning the intricacies of the music business.

Rapper KEI-SHON-SON

Tha SleepWalkers’ latest Mixtape is entitled “Sub-Conscience” and it kicks out with the title track. A stark twangy arrangement over a tight rolling midnight-alley beat, sustains KEI-SHON-SON’s cool street-strutting rhymes. The song times in at 2:24, and the first thing you notice, glimpsing down the track list, is that this rapper doesn’t fall into the trap of elaborate preaching sermons practiced by many of his contemporaries. He keeps his messages short, sharp and straight out front.

“Let Live” lays down a heavier gangsta beat style with a sublime keyboard hook running down the middle, while “She Looka Good” is a snake spitting street rumbler.

On “Sleep Walking”, KEI-SHON-SON digs his heels into the world wide web, the 24/7 online marketing game, and what he calls it’s ‘digital drugs’, singing: “while you sleep, money never sleeps…”

Other highlights include “Payin Bills” which features a meaty horn line. “Real-ize” which runs in on an Afroman sounding intro, where KEI-SHON-SON shoots: “I keep it positive, unless you’re talking about HIV positive, then that’s a negative…”

There is so much to like about this album, which is a singular cohesive work of art that never loses it’s direction, and it represents exactly what Tha SleepWalkers are about: intelligence, dedication, quality and respect.

However the most overriding tone on the 9 track “Sub-Conscience” album, is awareness, and with that, KEI-SHON-SON puts a burden of responsibility concerning respect for music and respect for others on every person who listens to it. This album emanates raw, rap power; outspoken yet understated. Feel it.

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