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New York-based a hip-hop artist E-Reign drops “Serious”

It’s time to get “Serious” about not taking everything so seriously. That’s the theme of “Serious,” the latest offering from E-Reign. E-Reign is a New York-based a hip-hop artist whom critics are hailing as, “A star in the making.” The single is an introspective, mid-tempo composition with meaning, message, and mantra. It is also a prime example of what sets E-Reign miles apart from the typical hip-hop artist. Most hip-hop artists compete among each other; however, E-Reign competes against himself. “I’m only as good as my last release,” he explains. While “Serious” is a song about not taking everything too

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‘BOOGIE LONG LIVE THE GREAT” – the beats are seriously banging and the hooks are on point

Doe Boogie born Orlando Jenkins, is moving very fast in the underground world of independent musicians. His new mixtape is now featured on MYMIXAPEVOTE.COM. ”BOOGIE LONG LIVE THE GREAT” has reached one of the highest voted mixtapes spots on the site. Boogie is also the owner of his record label which will be a major independent label come 2016. The 10-track mixtape is hosted by DJ JUMPOFF. The singles from the mixtape can be heard on 843Radio on the live365 internet radio platform. Once again Doe Boogie is giving the streets what they want as he is pouring out his

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Flav Martin: “Indestructible” – Beautiful poetry, strong melodies, gorgeous arrangements

Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Flav Martin writes and performs an eclectic blend of folk, pop, and rock music. He makes music on a wide variety of acoustic guitars and other string instruments (some are about 10″ long!) with a unique percussive style encompassing melody, rhythm, bass, and percussion simultaneously. He also keeps a plethora of percussion instruments nearby, which he utilizes with impressive technique and innovative style. Following his 2014 album, “Not What It Seems”, Martin has now released the 11-track, “Indestructible”. I begin here not knowing how I can give this album the proper

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Russell Suereth: “Spiritual Haven” has carved a brilliant recording from melding music of nature, culture and of life

Russell Suereth (pronounced sue-reth) is a talented and evolving instrumentalist, composer and recording artist. Russell who started out playing the guitar eventually became interested in the possibilities offered by keyboards and synthesizers. Today’s technology which serves up an enormous variety of authentic sounds and samples, has only enhanced Russell’s artistic explorations into deeper and fuller musical imagery; resulting in his beautiful and eclectic album, “Spiritual Haven”, which contains 12 tracks that span the use of Western acoustic instruments, traditional ancient instruments from Asia, Africa and the Americas, to modern melodic inventions like the Hangdrum. Russell Suereth has carved a brilliant recording

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Dylan Sesco: “Good Villain EP” – heartfelt and sincere

Following his debut album “Pacific Coast Pharaoh”, Dylan Sesco releases his second project in 6 months, the Good Villain EP. Sesco explained the central themes of the EP, saying its about, “The moments of hopelessness, the moments of aggression, the moments of standing on the edge, the moments of arrogance and feeling invincible, and the moments where you doubt every move.” Dylan Sesco is not afraid to get deep; at this point a lot of his young-man wildness has been replaced by a mature understanding of life’s cyclical nature. Lyrically complex and leaning heavily on dark and somber beats with

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Cameen: “Can’t Get Enough” – the relatable story of how we all want to be desired!

Singer-songwriter and American R&B/Neo-Soul artist Cameen has been featured on the NECN morning show. He has been in the artist spotlight for three consecutive months on the NH radio station 87.9 the beat. He has been featured in The Examiner.com, as well as having multiple write-ups for his work. Cameen has also been recognized by St Jude for all of his tireless charitable contributions and work. Following the success of last year’s “Good To You” album, Cameen has now been nominated as a Top 5 Hip-Hop/R&B ‘Artist of the Year’ by The New England Music Awards. He has also expanded

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Dougie Jay: “I’m Leaving” infuses a much needed jolt of hope into R&B

Dougie Jay is an American songwriter, singer, composer and poet. Born in Houston, TX, he spent most of his life in Baton Rouge, LA. He participated in gospel choir, high school chorus and marching band. His genres are mostly R&B and Pop. His musical influences are Marvin Gaye, Chris Brown, Andre 3000, Erykah Badu, John Legend and Lauryn Hill. Dougie Jay keeps his artistic integrity in every track he releases. “I’m Leaving” is an incredible master stroke of pure musical genius. Dougie has infused a much needed jolt of hope into R&B with this stellar release. Melodic and plush the

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$alary: “All The Time” – keeps it gangsta and adds additional flava too!

From a hostile village in Dominican Republic to upcoming music star status in the US – the story of Salas F Louidor aka. $alary, a down south rapper from Fort Lauderdale F.L is just a proof that strong spirit and hard work can break all barriers. $alary moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the age of 10. However with the absence of his father, he became the man of the house at a young age. Having a football star status in high school, $alary received several letters of interests and scholarship offers to play football at some of the top

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Lucien Dante: “Our Of We” – crystalline vocals and impeccable electronic music arrangements

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Lucien Dante, hails from Chicago in the USA, but the turning point in his artistic career took place in Germany, when he was sixteen years old. As sophomore in high school, Dante participated in an exchange program that took him to Germany and led him to recognize his passion and desire to perform and produce music. This led to the songs featured on his album, “First Breath”. Since then, Lucien Dante has signed to DEG Records, and released three singles as well as the EP “Lights”. His debut full-length album is entitled “Our Of We”

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Katch-Up’s music is extremely likeable and is more polished than you would expect!

Just so we are clear, I am not a fangirl. I am not a teenage boy. I have distinct music taste and generally am a detractor of today’s popular artists. Though I understand the hype and respect the success, I can’t stand One Direction or any boy band for that matter…I’ve been around too long to accept these guys as real music artists. For me, these platinum puppies don’t measure up to the good old talented hound dogs of music. So when I’m presented with a band called Katch-Up my eyes immediately fall on the following information: CJ Fankhauser (Drums)

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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