Illuminati Congo – Creative and Captivating Rasta Hip Hop That Lightens the Heart!

Based in Chicago, Illuminati Congo’s sound dissolves the barrier between conscious and unconscious, reggae and hip hop, and light and dark, all the while maintaining a lighthearted, playful, childlike and comedic musical uniqueness. This coupled with Jahn’s global travels teaching yoga as well as his penchant for writing books covering such myriad subject matter as tantra, Gnostic Rastafarianism, health, and healing, and alchemy, makes Illuminati Congo one of the most interesting musical outfits on the scene. Illuminati Congo performances can only be described as electric, and Jahn has spent the last four years touring the U.S., the Caribbean, and Australia.

Vintage rockers KAATO drop “Someday, Someday”, from the album “Slam!

KAATO is a Nashville, Tennessee based rock band, made up of Kurt Lowney (vocals), Mika Nuutinen (bass), Hunter Lovan (lead guitar), and Christopher Williams (drums). Originally from Australia, the band was founded in 2011 by singer/songwriter Kurt Lowney. KAATO had their first international tour co-headlining with Mitch Malloy in the UK after their self-titled album was released in 2016. Kurt and Mika made the move to Nashville permanent, in 2018, and started work on their newest album “Slam!” from their home studio, which allowed them to fine-tune their sound until they got exactly what they wanted. Glam rock, Vintage rock,

Franco Esteve: “The Hunt” – a backdrop to life itself

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Plastic DJ: “Giving Up” – Truly euphoric, refreshing and atmospheric!

The album “Giving Up” by Barcelona-based producer and singer Plastic DJ, is the very best that the blended genres of Deep House, Downtempo and Electro have to offer. The thing that sets Plastic DJ so far above his contemporaries is that he’s genuinely talented as a musical composer, and stunningly enchanting as a singer. The music is of a baroque complexity, and here’s no overpowering bass or wailing synths. It’s like listening to a dream. You’ll play this in your car when you want to relax, at home when you’re at the beach or sitting on the porch, or as

One Step From Everywhere: “Somewhere in Between” – an insistent rhythmic thrust, adorned with fiery guitar work, and soaring vocals

One Step From Everywhere is a Seattle based band that does not limit themselves to genre or style. Primarily a rock band, with a passion for playing live, they are not afraid to add shades of any style that may strike a chord within them.  Their album, “Somewhere In Between”, is a full and complete artistic statement that can function equally well as an introduction to and summation of the varied strengths of this band. The production and engineering also aids immeasurably in this regard. The sumptuous mixes place the listener deep within the instrumental interplay of a band whose

Kingdom Atlas: “Severe Spheres” – ripping rock combined with lucid moments of intense and beautiful melody

Kingdom Atlas is a Georgia-based hard rock band that was originally launched as Rising Tide in 2013by, Grant Purvis with friends Nick Blake and Adam Chiarella while studying music with them at Georgia Southern University. The lineup of Purvis (vocals, guitars) and Blake (guitars, keyboards), along with Devin Ruiz (bass), Aaron Coburn (drums) and Cody Barber who replaced Chiarella as lead guitarist in 2015, was stable until the groups disbanded in 2017 due to schedule conflicts and some members graduating. In 2018, Purvis, Blake, Coburn, and Barber reformed with the new name Kingdom Atlas to record their debut album “Severe

Tiaday Ball drops two new singles – “Current” and “Good To You”

Tiaday Ball has released two follow up singles to her first release “Favors”. The songs “Current” and “Good To You”, are both now available anywhere you get digital music from. Tiaday stated: “R&B has been the foundation of my life in music since I can remember. Gospel, soul and R&B were always playing in the house or being sung by my father who was also a singer and he loved Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, etc. One of the first songs I ever learned how to REALLY train singing along to was “A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway.

DAV!D&CLARA: “Repair” – rugged and intense!

The man and machine duo of DAV!D (David Castillo) and his computer CLARA, better known as DAV!D&CLARA, are back with a new single in 2019, called “Repair”. The track is taken from the upcoming album, “CONFESSIONS OF THE MACHINE” to be released early 2020. Much of this latest single displays a minimalist, almost survivalist element, as if every movement, gesture, and note is conserved and used for maximum effect. DAV!D’s songwriting principle seems to be “less is more”, a sentiment CLARA seems to adhere to perfectly. Together they have an artistic sensibility that’s far from common. The song is based

Catch up with Boston based group Urban Lights Band

Boston, MA based Urban Lights Band is an eclectic group of musicians and artists who harness the power of all styles of music to create unforgettable experiences. They are seasoned professionals committed to providing quality musical showcases that bring various audiences together. Their global mission is simple; aspire to inspire! If you are in the Boston area you can find them at:  May 25th 2019 – Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen- Boston, MA June 20th, 2019 – The Milky Way – Jamaica Plain June 21st 2019 -The Middle East Night Club (Corner Room) – Cambridge, MA Hook up with Urban

Royal: “Letter To Cecil” narrates his hardships, his grind and his contributions

Royal is a hip hop artist who currently resides in Hockessin, Delaware. He understands the importance of giving back and he performs at dozens of middle schools and high schools. In the past, he has donated the proceeds from concerts and albums entirely to the community, spreading his generosity to the surrounding neighborhoods. Royal has performed alongside artists such as Waka Flocka, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, YG, and Tory Lanez. His latest project is the single, “Letter To Cecil”. Here Royal seems to be hungrier than ever and is out to remind hip-hop of the abilities that should eventually bring

MORNING FAME: “Back And Forth” What Rock Is About!

Morning Fame is an alternative rock band that has built its sound around crafting memorable and meaningful songs, with the ringing arpeggiated guitar style of Joe Liranzo, the plaintive vocals of Vik Kapur, the intricate drum lines of Al Dennis and the melodic bass lines of Rob Gilberti. In late 2011 the band recorded their first EP titled ‘A Lasting Place’ at the world-renowned Revolution Studios. Due to the great response of the album, the band has just recorded “The Colour of Sound,” “Turn to Stone,” and “Joker’s Game” as part of the compilation “Back and Forth,” which includes songs from “A Lasting Place.”

It’s hard to believe that this is only the band’s second album release, because Morning Fame is a magnificent representation of musical creativity at its peak. If you forgot what really good pop-rock music sounds like, what with all the hiphop remixes, techno mashup fads, and rap mixtapes flooding the market, and taking center stage. Get this album and you will have faith in rock and roll music once again.

Call it melodic rock, southern grunge or adult orientated pop, Morning Fame are one group you won’t get tired of quickly. Their themes of heartbreak, longing and general affection will be the soundtrack to your daily life.

For those of you who are skeptical about rock bands past the mid-90’s and are still devoted to the grunge sounds of the early nineties, this band gives hope to the logical outgrowth of grunge. In fact, Morning Fame produce songs that are just as good as many of the greater known rock bands from that era.

Morning Fame manage to combine the best of power pop, alt-rock and college rock (ala REM) to come up with a winning, adult orientated radio friendly sound. This is absolutely great music for cruising down the highway. The rousing guitar riffs and melodic tones will grab you instantly. Whether you like to jam out to the harder riffs in “Jokers Game” or contemplate love in “Open Your Eyes” this album shows why Morning Fame’s music should be playing day in and day out on the national radio stations.

Another thing that you can truly appreciate about this band, is their gift for poetry. All of their songs have meaningful and striking words that are deeply poetic. You”ll feel moved by their words of love, loss, and betrayal which describes emotions so perfectly. If you’re a sensitive human being, then you must experience this album. Its subtle charm, solid rhythms and crystal clear lyricism will soar through your heart like a cruise missile.

The Morning Fame album brings back nostalgic memories of the ’90s musical explosion that spawned acclaimed recordings by Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, Tool, Alice In Chains, The Black Crowes, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Counting Crows and many others.

“Back and Forth,” is really what rock is all about. Heart and passion, filled with jangly guitars, catchy hooks and deep lyrics. Musically, the album is magnificent, with not a weak song in the 9-track batch. Presenting immediately catchy music, yet simultaneously deep and satisfying on so many levels.

Standout tracks for me include; “The Colour Of Sound,” “Turn To Stone,” “Something On My Mind,” “Time” and “Open Your Eyes.”

There’s plenty of purely feel-good music here, while the lyrics have so much soul and often hit hard. The emotion portrayed is extremely powerful, and it’s hard to imagine a listener who can’t relate to these feelings of desperation, joy, insecurity, longing, and wonder.

Vik Kapur’s layered voice can be equally endearing as haunting, Rob Gilberti’s bass and Al Dennis’ percussion are great, and Joe Liranzo’s chiming guitars are always right on point.

“Back and Forth” is the perfect place to start and discover the talents of this great Canadian band, while they finalize the release of their brand new upcoming CD “The Colour Of Sound.”

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