All Atomic: “Destinate To Radiate” harnesses its wild dynamics gloriously

Bristol, England’s All Atomic brings a variety of styles to his new EP – his second release for Pink Dolphin Music. “Destinate To Radiate” covers all varieties of electro music and shows a progression from his label debut earlier in 2017 “???? (Track With No Name)”. Everything is extremely well produced and fits together like pieces in a puzzle. It’s also incredibly diverse, but not all over the place. Songs jump from standard electronic tunes to blaring club bangers and glassy-eyed soundtrack-styled compositions at the drop of a hat. It sounds exactly like a collaboration effort by diverse producers…except it’s

Henry Metal: “Metal O’Clock” – an absolutely brilliant hard rock recording

Henry Metal debuted in late March of 2017 with the release of 2 singles which was then followed by the albums; “So It Hath Begun”,   “Wizard Vs Demon” and  “The Maestro Abides”. “Metal O’Clock” is Henry’s fourth collective offering is again an extremely engaging, epic and anthemic recording which never loses its caustic tongue-in- cheek, confrontational edge as it  investigates government ineptitude, consumerism, drug abuse and cosmetic surgery, as well as and pays homage to the Swedish Viking gods Odin and Freyja. Henry Metal is, to put it simply, stunning. His singing is melodic, yet has just enough grit and low

The Bach and Beethoven Ensemble’s CHICAGO STORIES Project – October 14/15

The Bach and Beethoven Ensemble’s CHICAGO STORIES Project brings the city to life on a personal level through new music written by Chicagoans, with and about Chicagoans and Chicago communities. Through Chicago Stories, the audience learns about the Alvarez Brothers and their renaissance efforts to revive the Pilsen Latin jazz scene. They are then taken on a journey through the harrowing escape of members of the Assyrian immigrant community, who finally found refuge in the neighborhoods of Rogers Park and Lincolnwood. Finally, they scale the wall along with a group of minority women in executive leadership roles who crushed their

Vizualye: “Hunger Games” ft J Schick – delivering wordplay lined with context

Vizualye, born Rajaee Grey presides over his tunes with an old world grace and steely strength that feels oddly calming in these uniquely turbulent times. Given how unorthodox 2017 has been and how much more unorthodox things are going to get, we need someone who has been fighting for a while to tell us the importance of continuing to fight. The rapper knows his duty to educate and inspire the public, and “Hunger Games” feat J Schick is one of his best records since his debut release. The record is produced by Taye Legend, and is steeped in a muscular, economical

Boostman Family: “I’ll Be There For You” – tricks pulled from the very catchy electro-pop toolbox

The electro/pop band Boostman Family, founded in 2012, is composed of different artists from the same family, of which Amy and David are the visible part. David Boostman sings, plays keyboards and drums, as well as being the band’s producer. David has been an arranger for big names in France and has composed movie soundtracks played in European theaters and on TV shows. He speaks fluently English, French and German. Daughter, Amy Boostman, sings, plays the guitar, and also shares in writing some of the band’s music and lyrics. Uncle Jo Flash comes from the European underground electro scene and

Sunerian: “I’m Not Worried” – genuine emotion, and positive energy abounds here

Singapore- based EDM Producer Sunerian, who has a preference for Tropical House and Chill Music, has released his 3 track EP entitled “I’m Not Worried”. Sunerian’s EP doesn’t fit the old overnight success adage, which is all for the better—he prefers his bright, electronic melodies drenched in sunlight. Brimming with sun-kissed flavors, the recording hinges on spring-break nostalgia for glistening bronze skin, sand snug between the toes, and young love and lust. It is the perfect September soundtrack for those clinging to the final scraps of summertime. When done right, an artist can invoke nostalgia without losing their purpose or

Emilio Crixell & Border Soul: “Music People” – exploring all of the possibilities within musical hypnotism

There is an essence of allure that exudes from the content of “Music People”, the new 11 track album by Emilio Crixell & Border Soul. The music is jubilant, with a mesmerizing melody that entices the listener into a sensation of musical ecstasy. We open with “A Face in the Crowd” featuring soulful songstress Leeann Atherton, immediately it induces a entrancing atmosphere to set the mood, a seductive horn blowing ambience decorated in a sensual percussive mysticism. And just as the music has us succumbing to its will, when we give up all restrain and let our senses sink deeper

Nina Kotova: “TCHAIKOVSKY” – outstanding technical detail

Born in Russia, Nina Kotova belongs to the third generation of a family of musicians—most notably her father, the renowned virtuoso double-bass player Ivan Ivanovich Kotov. At the age of seven, she was accepted into an adult cello class at the Moscow Conservatory. At fifteen, she won First Prize at the Prague International Competition. And at nineteen, having graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, she left her homeland to continue her studies in Germany and the United States, where she now resides. Kotova has been the subject of numerous features in Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Elle, the Wall Street Journal, and The

Devil’s Holler: “The Dusty Road Stumble” – unassuming, visceral and genuine

Devil’s Holler is a project from multi-instrumentalist and Pittsburgh native Rob Gray, who performs acoustic-based Americana roots music infused with slide guitar, bass and stompbox. Gray has released 5 albums, including his latest, “The Dusty Road Stumble” and has shared the stage with a host of local and national artists. If you enjoy books that take you into unimagined lands, foods that surprise and please, and effortlessly intriguing conversation. If you enjoy allowing yourself to discover parts of life you didn’t know you liked, Devil’s Holler new album is an opportunity to expand yourself into an eclectic, unassuming, visceral and

Nathi: “Foreign” – so calculatingly and intentionally good!

Born in Brazil, and currently residing in Los Angeles, Nathi is a singer-songwriter and producer who infuses her music with themes of unity and embracing people of all cultures and ethnicities. A classically trained pianist who continued her education at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, Nathi is also a painter and visual artist, responsible for the artwork on her latest visual EP “Foreign”. It’s weird and a little unexpected to hear new music that seems so calculatingly and intentionally good, boasting some fine, funky, soulful and jazzy instrumentation. Nathi’s single “Foreign”, offers a breath of fresh air that finds power

Red-Hot Vita & The Vicious, A Really Different Sound

Gwen Stefani. Once apon a time, the two most exciting words in pop music. Now indie music presents us with Vita Ross. Another two words that is destined to make an impression on you…once you get to see the video, “Bender,” by five piece London-based pop/rock band Vita & The Vicious, fronted by the fiery, two-worded redhead in question.

Vita claims, that for her, “if there’s no guitar in a song, it’s harder to get involved.” So now at this point, all rocker-purists will be sitting straight up, with their ears pricked towards the ceiling. But hang-on, with the same nonchalance the band claim that they have “a very soft spot for the sexy sleaze of Depeche Mode.” What? An electronic keyboard-based band? So how does this all fit into place? And exactly what do Vita & The Vicious sound like while they earn their living?

No fear, dear music lovers. All doubts are cleared in an instant, as the band unanimously acknowledge that “Good music is all about lyrics and melody. If it’s a great song it’s great regardless of genre or version. People who limit themselves to a single niche type of music are simply missing out!”

Grand statement. No bull. This is sounding great already. But we’re an inquisitive bunch, the Jamsphere readers and me. So let’s go find out more about the substance behind those truly spoken words…

Three songs; “Bender,” “We Are Stars” and “A Question Of Time.” Plus two videos; “Bender” and “You May Not Know It,” is more than enough of what we’ll need to get to grips with what drives this energetic band.

First impressions after the “Bender” experience? Vita sounds fabulous and her vocal range is well displayed, the band is tight, the song lyrics are quirky, sexy and unique while also being intelligent and thought-provoking. The music is full and fluid, but doesn’t sound overproduced, and it has a high re-listenability factor (n.d.r. reads: you want to listen to it over and over again).

Simply put, it has a very positive, energetic vibe, helped in large part by Vita Ross’ gutsy, theatrical vocal delivery. She is the alterna-chick that every high school girl wants to be, with her fiery-red hair, provocative clothes, and libidinous magnetism. And I have to admit, on watching the “Bender” video, that without Vita being in it, it just would not have been the same. When Vita sings, or performs, she does so without a hint of silly girlishness; her voice is all attitude, with a warbling edge of melodrama. Making her and the band’s music, highly attractive.

To be fair however, and after listening to the other aforementioned tracks and watching the videos, Vita & The Vicious is not just about red-hot Vita.

Together with Vita’s unique and angelic voice, Giacomo Occhipinti’s pulsating bass strums, Richard Dodd and Stefano Rocco’s catchy guitar riffs and hooks, plus Tom Kenyon’s super syncopated percussion, make Vita & The Vicious one of the most solid, exuberant and effervescent groups, currently on the British indie pop-music industry.

Vita & The Vicious’ music is full of wonderful melodies, and other delicious musicalities, offering music lovers everywhere, a taste of a sound really different from anything else found nowadays, with its spunk, style, and spirit…

Not to mention those sizzling two words. Vita Ross!

Vita Ross, from the Vita & The Vicious video – “Bender”

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