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Marcus Christ: “Return of the Beast” – an artist with a message for the world

MtB Entertainment’s artist, Marcus Christ, considered by many, as a prodigy and savior of Hip Hop finally dropped his debut album entitled “Return of the Beast” since release was hampered by a lengthy jail sentence. The album is now available for download at Cdbaby.com.  Currently Marcus is also getting ready to release his follow-up album called “Prince of the Universe”. Exposed to music at a young age, and an ex-trombone player, Marcus was introduced to production in the US Air Force with the owner of Mad Cow Production. Marcus Christ showcases to the world his intellectual and poetic ability. He is

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Fuego Canon is a rousing raconteur on “Really Rich” (Prod. by SolowBeats) Billz Vuitton x Chris Boo

Fuego Canon born Ifeanyi Ozim, started out playing the drums at the age of 11 in his church band, then piano at 14. Fuego is a 19 year-old up and coming artist from the Bronx. His sound is a melodic blend of Pop and RnB. Currently in the process of releasing a series of new material, Fuego has dropped the single, “Really Rich” (Prod. by SolowBeats) by Fuego x Billz Vuitton x Chris Boo. I think this track dared to be different from common fodder heard from that of Fuego’s contemporaries. And though, the subject matter may be identical, Fuego

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Dark Rouge Park is light years ahead of the current competition!

The synthpop combo of Dark Rouge Park formed in 2012, but the individual band members have been on stage for over 20 years. Thomas Sathmari (Drummer, Keyboardist, Percussionist, Songwriter, Synths), whose first work, called Space Project, was released in the early 90’s, has also been an integral part of other groups as a songwriter, producer and keyboardist. Janos Karsky (Keyboardist, Pianist, Songwriter, Synths), started his musician career as a Club DJ in various places, followed by a 2 year Radio DJ era. Front lady and singer Edina Simon (Vocalist, Backup Vocalist, Songwriter), has worked with a lots of popular European and Hungarian bands as background vocalist, including

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Whiskey Sharts: “#2” – a more than devilish Southern rock band!

Initially founded by the late Stan Mason Dixon, Whiskey Sharts is a more than devilish Southern rock band act hailing from Shartsville, who find their captivating strength in innumerable lewd and crude insinuations delivered via ass-kicking musical arrangements made up of crunchy, twanging guitars and sweet harmonies to seduce us. Quite simply, Trace Harlan Edwin Crooks, Rico Planeta, Beaver Davenport, Keith Fucking Jackson, Snake Whissken and Rico form an atypical rock band that is prepared to change the face of music…by squatting right on top of it! Whiskey Sharts depends on a mixture of comedic situations and lovable instrumentation to

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Don Hughes: “It’s Christmas” – re-defines contemporary Christmas music

Don Hughes started playing piano at 8 years old. Starting as a junior in high school, he competed in high school talent shows, and the Crazy Fest Annual Talent Show, the longest running talent competition in Pennsylvania. He would place 1st and 2nd in a number of competitions before he became a judge in 2002. Between then and now Don has been active on the Central Pennsylvania music scene. In 2008 he released his debut album and in 2012 he married his long time sweetheart Elizabeth. During January 2016 started work on a new album, which has resulted in his

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Trigarow: “Don’t Know” – in a rare echelon of comfort

Trigarow, MC and visual artist relocated from Papua New Guinea to New Zealand in his early childhood years and hasn’t stood still since. From rallying his schoolmates for a new high school anthem at age 16, to his prolific music video output the 22-year old works in constant double-time. Trig’s just released his tropical single “Don’t Know” with vibes that stem from his island roots in PNG. If anyone is still unconvinced, “Don’t Know” should cement Trigarow’s deserved status among the genre’s iconic underground performers. That might ultimately be this track’s most important legacy: It offers a cohesive commercial product that

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PaPa Shiraz: “For My Birthday” – Trap booms and hi-hats!

22 year-old Shiraz is an artist of Iranian origin based in Portsmouth UK. He started making music at the age of 14, but being in a religious household, he was kept away from learning any instruments and pushed towards making acapella Islamic music. Shiraz got to grips with a lot of software and made many friends in the Persian music industry, but he rarely listened to Persian music. In university he fell in love with hip-hop and started experimenting with it. On discovering his style, it was clear to him that he loved melodies which led to Shiraz doing plenty

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Tyran Maxey: “The Rapper, The Devil, The Music Industry” – ready to dispense wisdom

Tyran Maxey comes from the ghettos in the city of Chicago. Often referred to as Falckun – fighter against leaders corrupting knowledge universally needed – Tyran is an underground veteran with a blend of influences that stem from the likes of a Biggie, Tupac, Rakim, Naz and Scarface. The Chicago-based conscious rapper has freshly released his 11 track album – “The Rapper, The Devil, The Music Industry”. Tyran Maxey aka Falckun displays a creativity that exceeds many other albums in the genre. His story-telling is flawless. He proves in this album that he is versatile making both radio friendly songs

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Trey Connor: “While Everything Is Now” – At the core it’s positive pop!

Trey Connor hasn’t hit stardom just yet. But that’s because his Debut CD “While Everything Is Now” is only releasing to the general public on the 15th of December 2016. From the moment that I put the EP on, I was pleasantly surprised at how upbeat and unique the music sounded. The opener “What You Are (My Spark)”, is a surprisingly catchy song that grabs your attention with its anthemic and organic musical arrangement. Not to mention Trey’s urgent, soaring and almost gravelly vocal delivery, peppered with some falsetto interludes. Whatever the title of the EP had prepared me for,

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Castle Pines: “Hollow Cause” – all-round relentlessly visionary drive

Castle Pines is a four piece Alternative Rock Outfit from Corona, CA. The members include Leandro Barrientos (vocalist) and Ricky Garvey (lead guitarist), Sterling Fairfield (percussionist) and Jesse Briseno (bassist). Forming the band out of the angst of losing his family’s home in the 2008 housing market crash, Leandro and Sterling decided on writing music to create a new home.  ‘Castle Pines Way’ the street where the now homeless Leandro used to live, became the name of the band and the fuel that pushed the music. Leandro and Sterling must have figured out some magic formula before they recorded 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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