SPACE TAXI: “Cheeney Bear and the Spaceman” – a spellbinding experience!

“Cheeney Bear and the Spaceman” by SPACE TAXI is one of those once in a while albums that comes along where you love the whole thing and it marks whatever time period you discovered it during as a positive, warm time. The album harkens you to a time when everyone was welcome, you knew your neighbor and one more was always welcome for dinner. The sounds are as good as the best home cooking and it makes a great soundtrack for long rides. Everyone in the car will ask who is playing and the title of the album, which will


Jariah: “Cash Out” ft. Duece Dub – a gritty message and slick narrative

Without the overwrought production and excessive use of trite catch phrases that typifies the output of today’s corporate rap elite, Jariah’s innate raw power can’t be masked. His track “Cash Out” ft Duece Dub, serves as an antidote to the flood of insipid hip-hop/R&B combinations and clogging the airwaves. The NJ rapper’s gritty message, slick narrative, honest spirituality, and unrelenting fascination with street ingenuity, all come out on “Cash Out”. Jariah has a ruff, raw and rugged style, bringing enough lyrical mass every time that you can’t help but listen. You’ll find this on tracks such as “Smoke Sumthen” as


Steven Blane: “Kill Me Nice” – the lure of the storytelling is a powerful magnet

From the moment I viewed the album cover of “Kill Me Nice”, I knew we had winner from Steven Blane, a jazz performer who writes, sings and plays the ukulele, piano as well as the guitar. I was drawn immediately into the warmth of his unique, tender and catchy style and incredible lyrical poetry. The excellent band gives sterling support and the beguiling light pop-jazz rhythms are just magical. I really can’t stop playing it. I listen in the lounge, in my studio and it’s also very relaxing on my car journeys. Every track is a gem, my favorites of


J. Evan: “Get Up” – The unique voice he displays carries the entire EP

Now you know something’s good, when you stay up past midnight with the headphones on listening and hitting the repeat button! I am so impressed by this man’s vocal stylings; words cannot express. The 4-track EP, “Get Up” by J. Evan is a must have. The more I delved into the songs, the more I enjoyed it. The lyrics are ocean deep and J Evan spans all the emotions of being in love and partying hard. The up-tempos are super-groovy, while the vocals  are as hot as burning embers of fire. J. Evan’s voice is very powerful and unique it’s refreshing


Mark Gorenstein and TSO Announce Concerts in Japan

Mark Gorenstein and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra are excited to announce 2 subscription concerts in December 2015 in Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall and Suntory Hall, Japan. Mark Gorenstein visits Japan almost annually, with the latest concert given on January 31, 2015. Maestro conducts Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and it was a tremendous success. Continuing the collaboration of the orchestra and the Maestro, two subscription concerts are to be given in the two most prestigious and famous concert halls of the capital of Japan in December 2015 with compositions of the outstanding Russian composers Modest Mussorgsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to


DCMusicCRO – keyboard textures layered upon a rhythmic cadence of electric guitars

DCMusicCRO was born Domagoj Čulinović in Varazdin, Croatia. His father played the accordion in the house that hosted  accordions. Domagoj parents enrolled him into elementary music school, which opened a new world for him. Enrolling into military service Domagoj had the opportunity of spending several hours playing with top musicians, and on weekends to perform with many famous entertainers’ names from the former state. After  graduating from the Faculty of Geodesy at the University of Zagreb in 1988, Domagoj went to work in Switzerland and start playing keyboards in a band called Walking Tattoo for the next two years. He


Manuel K Releases His Fourth Single “Follow You”

Award-winning singer, songwriter drops his next powerful rock song Manuel K just released his highly anticipated fourth single “Follow You”. After months of writing, recording, and production, Manuel K is ready to explode back on the scene with another hit song. His first three singles “Back to Guitars (Demo)”, “Tonight” and “Live Without You (2014)” have been met with tremendous fanfare worldwide. In the summer of 2013 Manuel K was Number 1 on the ReverbNation Rock charts for Switzerland for four weeks straight. His third single “Live Without You (2014)” was featured on music blogs and played by many online radio stations


AM2PM – “Turn Me Out” (Radio Edit) – a rush for the mind, body and soul!

The brainchild of Dj-Producer Matt Kye and vocalist Alec Sun Drae, AM2PM has 30 years of collective experience in the Club industry. They are a production duo, remix outfit, a club LIVE ACT and hosts of weekly radio show HOUSE ARREST with AM2PM on HOUSEBEAT RADIO UK. Their sound is inspired by a mix of underground 90s, Classic and Deep House with a touch of Garage. Since joining forces in 2013, Matt and Alec have had releases on a multitude of record labels. Their release “Remember The Good Times” hit number 1 spot on Beatport in the House category of


Muzik Genesis: “Retrospection” – a style and sound which is a departure from the norm

Muzik Genesis is the musical alter-ego for Pablo Orozco-Castro. Muzik Genesis recently released its 13-track album entitled, “Retrospection”. Influenced by such diverse artists as Frank Zappa, Serart, Tom Morello, Serj Tankian and Victor Jara, Pablo started production work on the album in 2008 cultivating its themes which deal with psychology, politics, immigration, travel as well as life’s lessons and hardships. All songs were written, performed and produced by Pablo Orozco-Castro, “at his home studio with no fancy equipment,” adds Pablo. Let me start by saying that I understand why a lot of fans may be frustrated with this album, and the


Chalcedony: “Chapter III” – a mature, complex, well-thought-out and very well executed album

For me, “Chapter III” is one of those albums where you kick yourself for not listening to it sooner. There’s a little bit of everything on here; powerful riffs, sing-a-long choruses, great verses, excellent lyrics, and possibly my favorite ingredient, a few of the songs truly have that ‘epic’ feel to them. Since playing “Chapter III” for the first time I haven’t stopped listening to it and it only gets better with each further spin. I only find myself saying “Ooh, now there’s a good song,” after each and every song! It’s been a long while since an album has evoked this

Chaos Theory: A Blistering Assault On The Ears

Chaos Theory, is fronted by singer/songwriter Rock Johnson, who along with members Lex Coulstring (guitar/vocals), Scott McKenzie (lead guitar), Tim Garagan (bass) and Craig Brown (drums) complete this melodic rock and alternative metal band.

Chaos Theory’s self-titled debut album, hit stores to praiseworthy reviews and critical acclaim, and it’s easy to see why. This album is pure “energy rock”, it displays all of the band’s technical strengths, adding mature and reflective lyrics to  melodies filled with anger, frustration, a building rage, and an overall intensity. Front-man Rock Johnson adds the final ‘cherry on top’, as he tears the lyrics apart from the depths of his being.

I listened to the entire album, track-by-track, and didn’t once have the urge to switch off or skip one single song. It’s a rare thing for that to happen, so I applaud these bad-ass boys for crafting such a strong, unified debut album. The songs are all masterfully crafted, drawing on Chaos Theory’s strengths; its strong powerful vocals, dirty cranked-up amps and driving rhythm section. Many of the songs hit you like a runaway train with their powered guitar riffs.

Straight-off “Remind” is a blistering assault on the ears, and Rock Johnson confirms how uncannily close, to a mix of Ozzy Osbourne and Sammy Hagar he sounds. Likewise, “Save Yourself” and the fierce and nasty “Afterthought”, are both venomous yet catchy and downright crunchy. “Silhouette” is also a rollicking affair, and the inclusion of “Dead Inside” keeps the album’s intensity genuine. But most surprising is the swirling, brooding “Broken Dream” and “Scarred” with its dreamily powerful ambiance and melodic vocals.

Make no mistake though, most of this album is meant to please the heavy rock and metal fans who like the harder side of Chaos Theory. It contains some of the heaviest songs written, and a couple of atmospheric tracks that complement the album nicely. Moreover, the album possesses the best assets of this band; fierce, crunchy alternative-metal, representing the brutal beauty of their music, bared for all to see.

Chaos Theory leaves the best for last, as the penultimate track, “Hollow Heart”, is perhaps the most powerful, radio-ready hit song on the album. Overflowing with crunchy riffs, hooks, solos and unbridled energy; the twin guitar sound, drive this song like a hurricane, while the vocals soar high above the pounding drum- and-bass engine-room.

Chaos Theory close the album down with a solitary piano theme, almost as if to allow you to recapture your breath and runaway heartbeat, after eleven tracks of awesome power, raw energy and great musicianship.

It is clear that the angry vocals with crunching guitars, great basslines, and quick-wristed drumming are definitely going to establish this band as a rock solid outfit!



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