Strangers Of Necessity – “Abundance” – dripping with jazzy soul!

Every once in a while, there comes a track that arrives out of the left field and takes people by surprise. One that can prematurely declared an instant classic and actually lives up to the title. I love all types of music, but my taste is irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that the single, “Abundance” by Midwest duo Strangers Of Necessity, will be considered great years from now. The track speaks to a generation of people struggling to prosper and find harmony, in a confusing, stressful modern environment. The duo bring forth their mindset and experiences, with immaculate flow

The Love Theme – “Hold On” – one mighty swirl of dance-floor groove

“Hold On” is a groovy cauldron of electronic shades and textures. Part dubstep, part soul, part funk, pretty much all breaks; there’s a rhythmic melting pot attitude that runs through the track, which ricochets off the walls with crusty slapping drums and long-dark-tunnel basslines. This is the latest track by The Love Theme – the brainchild of producer Dominic Owen on his Smokersblend record label. The cut is taken off an upcoming album, out later this year. “Hold On” is an absolute monster of a tune with soulful vocal chants, and some funky bluesy guitar throughout. As with a lot

MACKENZIE NICOLE’S TEDX TED TALK ‘MYSTIC: A MENTAL HEALTH ODYSSEY’ IS NOW LIVE

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Matthew J Van Howe – “Emergent Narrative” – a deluge of his sonic palette!

You could call this ambient, experimental, drone, avant-garde, cinematic or simply electronic music, the fact is “Emergent Narrative”, is so impactful it’s like it’s its own genre. It’s as if some new musical form has been created from retro synthwave sounds, and ultra-modern avant-garde motifs. I was stunned by the textures, and the moods that got stuck in my head, along with the intensity and dynamic depth. This is an album to hear again and again. Loud, raucous, serene, gentle, stretching, insistent, melodic, dissonant. It is a collection of 12 musical pieces with simple one-word titles. Meaning, the Chicago composer,

Andy Pett – “Back Again” turns hurt into art with great results on this song

Experience with adversity builds exemplary character and a spirit of resilience that allows artists to deliver great music. Their personal stories provides them with original ideas and profound insight to rap or sing about, creating a relatable feeling of vulnerability that fans emotionally connect with. Many prominent artists from today’s culture have battled through adversity to become widely accepted and beloved. There is an interesting argument – and quite a lot of statistics lean toward this theory – that adversity is necessary to become successful.  The bottom line seems to be that many artists lack the ambition to succeed because

Onicks – “High” is a deep slow-burn

With its enigmatic beauty, intoxicating depth and intense emotion, the follow-up to “High” is one of the most intriguing records of the year so far. The lyrics are elliptical and fragmented, touching on addiction, identity and eroticism. The track’s mood is druggy, dislocated and tortured – there are frequent metaphoric references to substances and psychedelics – the shape-shifting structure of “High” will capture your attention from top to bottom. Snapshots of elusive love and fleeting lust are scattered throughout – for whom, or for what, is where you need to read between the lines. Born and raised in the San

Midwest Hiphop duo Strangers Of Necessity drop their new single “Abundance”

Strangers Of Necessity are an American hip-hop duo, based in the Midwest, consisting of prolific producer, CoryaYo and veteran lyricist, Fooch the MC. They linked via Twitter and quickly became friends, sparking an immediate chemistry and need to make quality music together; hence the name Strangers Of Necessity. They instantly began recording music and doing shows locally, generating a nice buzz in the area. Their sound is best described as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent

Kilo M.O.E. – ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’ – serves as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism

The Baltimore-based producer, songwriter, rapper, Kilo M.O.E.’s evolution over his past three albums has been inspiring to see. I’ll always admire artists who push themselves creatively, and that’s exactly what, Kilo M.O.E. has done on his fourth studio album, ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’, and it pays off in leaps and bounds. Each instrumental is rich and developed, serving as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism. Something that this recording and Kilo M.O.E.’s recent albums have done well is allow him the freedom to rap for the sake of his craft within the confines of the album’s larger

Jim Wyly – “You Took Me” – It’s rhythmically tight, warm and edgy

Texas singer songwriter Jim Wyly is back with another soul-stirring track from his “The Artisan” album. Over 40 years deep into his craft, the Austin troubadour sounds like a home-cooked meal. He deals out comfort food for the head, heart, and soul. All of this serves his finely drawn guitar lines, bourbon-stained-like vocals, and funky acoustic-driven grooves as thick as molasses. A subtle blend of blues, country, folk and southern rock runs right down the middle of “You Took Me”. “Musicians’ musician” is an overused term. Why wouldn’t anyone with two good ears appreciate Jim Wyly? As Jim doesn’t cater

Hanen Release Brand New Video For The Song “Breathe”

It’s never been easier for artists to stay independent. Of course you can get good music producers, good visual directors for videos, good rappers and good singers to feature on your track without a great budget, but you have to search the world over to find deals you can afford, or convince creatives to work with you. Texas born artist, now living in the LA area, Hanen, somehow got it all together on his latest track called “Breathe”. He sings soulfully and raps with an urban edge all by himself, backed by an atmospheric slow-burning, and ear-warming beat made by

Jim Jones Teams Up With Matthew Schultz On Kendrick Lamar’s New Mixtape Album!

New Artist Matthew Schultz was selected to be featured on Kendrick Lamar’s New Mixtape Album by Coast 2 Coast volume 224 with his new hit song “Money or Me.” Matthew Schultz is featured on this Album with other popular artist’s like T.I., Andre 300…0, A$AP Rocky, J Cole and Kendrick Lamar himself whom is also hosting this mixtape.

“Money or Me” was written and recorded by Matthew Schultz featuring King Dave. An original track produced by Armando Guarnera it brings the essence of hip-hop with a smooth rock twist! This is a fresh new edgy sound for Urban Music. Not his first rodeo, Matthew got his start in a band with rocker Chris Daughtry and has been involved in many industry projects. Schultz is currently recording a version of “Money or Me” with Hip-hop legend Jim Jones.

Matthew has been creating a lot of buzz in the music industry and among the industry heavy hitters! Ranked #1 on Reverbnation for singer/songwriter in northeast, #4 in the US and #6 in the world. His deep soulful voice has been recognized as a new age “Johnny Cash” with a suave “Hollywood look and swagger”. YMPR put out “He has a James Dean type look & demeanor with a little bit of a rock star edge; Matthew Schultz is James Dean and Johnny in one!”.

Kendrick Lamar, under Dr. Dre, sold over 241,000 copies of his new album, “good kid, m.A.A.d city.” in late October and featured #2 on the Billboard charts only behind Taylor Swift. Lamar’s album had 2.8 million streams on Spotify in the United States in one week, the second-best showing for a new album this year on that service. His hit single “Swimming Pools” is blazing all over the radio stations around the world. A$AP Rocky also featured on this mixtape Teams With Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar on ‘F–kin Problem.’

Matthew Schultz - who teams up with legend Jim Jones on his new single.

Matthew Schultz – who teams up with legend Jim Jones on his new single.

MORE ABOUT THE ” MONEY OR DIE” PROJECT:

It is official “Money or Me” Matthew Schultz feat. Jim Jones. VH1’s Love and hip hop star and rap legend Jim Jones teams up with the #1 indie artist Matthew Schultz on his new hit single “Money or Me.”

Matthew Schultz had a good relationship with Jim Jones after they met on the set of “Dancing on Me”. Schultz helped Jim with the video production and was featured as the limo driver in the beginning of the video. Matthew Schultz considers Jim one of the most talented artists in the game. Jim is currently the star of 2 Reality TV Shows “Love & Hip-Hop” & “Chrissy & Mr. Jones.” Both series based on his life and experiences in the music industry. He also started a clothing line called “Vampire Life.” “To have him as a feature on my new track Money or Me is a huge accomplishment.” states Schultz.

After playing guitar in Chris Daughtry’s first band, Matthew developed a passion for not only music but performing. Although his path slightly diverged into financing, becoming Vice President of Business Development for Residential Finance Corp. and partnering up with Mortgage expert Barry Habib (Producer of hit Broadway play Rock orf Ages). He has not strayed far from the industry. Matthew had a role in an award-winning short Redemptio, and was cast for a role in the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Adding on top of it a role in the anticipated comedy Sleeping Around and being featured in DJ Webstar’s ‘Dancing on Me’ video, Matthew has a promising future ahead of him. Behind the camera Matthew is partners with Ali Abouomar in producing and financing a multitude of films over the next five years. These range from independent to Hollywood films.

“Money Or Me” is climbing up the Indy Artist charts in the Hip Hop and Rock fusion categories. He is creating a serious buzz in the industry & is currently ranked #1 on Reverbnation for singer/songwriter in Northeast, #4 in the US and #6 in the world. (http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/14407969). Matthew Schultz has a suave look and a smooth sound. His deep full voice has been associated to a new age “Johnny Cash” with a Hollywood look. He has a James Dean type demeanor with a little bit of a rock star edge.

With a full on marketing campaign and the buzz growing, Matthew Schultz, is fast dominating the scene. Matthew is also working on recording another single “Right heart, wrong time” and “Agent Man”. Matthew is currently recording with Legendary Armando Guarnera, one of the industry’s most brilliant musician/producers. Armando has been such a positive role model and inspiration in Matthew’s music career.

Matthew Schultz

Matthew Schultz

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