In the world of Christian hip hop, there are many rising stars, T.L Thorne is one of those underground artists

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QUEENMAKER – “Under the Kiss” affirms the band’s grip on 80’s rock music

Featuring Jennie Väänänen on vocals and Rob Nasty handling all instruments, QUEENMAKER are a new band from Sweden who are bringing back the glam rock sound of the 80’s with their two-song release “Under the Kiss” on the A-side, and “Hold on to Love” on the flipside. The 80s was the decade in which modern rock and metal was born. Sure, the titans of the 70’s drew up the rules, but virtually every mutated representation that exists today can virtually trace its origins back to the seismic years of the eighties. QUEENMAKER though, don’t bring us the mutated version, they

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“Dream On” is the debut single from the new band The Velvet Rocks, based in Munich, Germany. American/Russian singer Dmitry Iogman, Gustavo Castillo Estrada from Mexico and the German/Italian singer Sandro Schmalzl will take you on an unheard of and unexpected ride, combining the genre of rock with classical music. The beauty of their operatic voices unite with rock music and a Queen-like guitar solo in this all-time favorite hit rock song from 1982, originally performed by Nazareth. The Velvet Rocks are produced by the musical genius Christian Lohr. Sandro, Gustavo and Dmitry studied together and started The Velvet Rocks

Rare Phantom – “Blistering Luv” – Melding pop, hip-hop and modern R&B into one frothy whole

Rare Phantom is a multi-genre artist from Boston with a particular affection for R&B/Hip-hop. His image and persona draws people’s attention and makes them curious to see what he stands for. However, his message, is to show that one cannot be defined by image alone, and that we need to look a whole lot deeper to understand or judge people. Individuality and self-expression, are keywords in Rare Phantom’s vocabulary, and are values he strives to communicate and pass on to his audience. Currently he is pushing his single, “Blistering Luv” produced by CURTI$Y. Rare Phantom’s blend of straight-talking, blunt content

Sanghera: “In The Thick Of It…” Simple Yet Amazingly Sophisticated

In The Thick Of It…, rips, slaps, slumps, knocks, bumps, and anything else you can think of. Sanghera is smooth on the beat and kills it with soulful samples, some even taken from the likes of Al Green.

Sanghera lays down 6 tracks that sizzle, crackle and pop. “Pass it to the Right” (Produced by Kavinsky), “Yep” (Produced by Flying Lotus), “Al Greening,” “90’s Baby,” “Man at the End (Feel)” and “Blackbird”.

Sanghera’s rhymes are pretty good, with solid metaphors and strong punchlines. The lyrics are not too hard-core or vulgar, keeping the tones within mainstream reach. Musically the arrangements are simple yet amazingly sophisticated. No one song sounds like the other, but the album isn’t too experimental to feel disjointed or messy, with great beats and a wonderful variety of tempo and feel to each song.

On the surface, Sanghera’s flow sounds almost relaxed, like his free-styling the whole Ep. However when you truly listen, and I mean closing your eyes and bopping head listening, you realize the work it takes to develop ideas and themes the way Sanghera does. As I can’t stand rappers who do nothing but preach, I admired how Sanghera handles spiritual and social leitmotifs, without shoving it down your ears.

With this Ep, Sanghera finds the perfect vehicle for his style. Many of the songs don’t crack the 3 minute barrier, and some fans may see this as laziness. I see it as keen awareness. Considering that a lot of people don’t listen to albums straight through in one sitting anymore, cutting down on complex and lengthy song structures, may just be an effective and winning choice.

This album never plods, it never gets stuck, it flows, and refuses to rest in one place too long. This is the beauty of the structure Sanghera has used here. Like the album, the lyrics have a movement, a meeting of fleeting images and careful sentiments, complementing the production, and his flow.

On “In The Thick Of It…”,  Sanghera stays right there in the music. There’s a supreme nuance to what his doing here. Every song is a perfect match, he’s not trying to overpower the music around him, he’s blending in, and his pushing it along.

This is an album to sit back and listen to, just let it flow.

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