Croatia’s Sudar Percussion Ensemble is and Award-Winning Group

The Sudar Percussion Ensemble is a successful, award-winning group from Croatia that consists of very talented Croatian percussionists. They have completed a very high number of performances, tours and projects in Croatia and abroad since 2010.Their distinguishing characteristic is the original interpretations of famous works by classical and popular music composers, as well as their innovative and humorous ensemble members who have incredible musicality and technical skills. Throughout the years they have performed many remarkable concerts and appeared at important festivals. The Sudar Percussion Ensemble have also performed alongside world-renowned artists, as well as some of the biggest names in

RAVENSCROFT- “STAND UP” Video is the sound of a band inspired

Ralph Buso (Vocals), Brett Gorke (Guitars), Devin Baker (Bass), Pat Magrath (Drums), collectively known as RAVENSCROFT, are working on their most unique, creative, exploratory, and bone-crushing recording they have ever produced. It’s a progressive work of metal and rock art, delving deep into the nature of their craft. This six song EP “Rebel” will be released on March 25th 2018.  And there will be a release party held at The Slidebar in Fullerton California with Killset. The soaring melodies, the intense guitar solos, the deeply profound lyrics all take part in painting the picture that the band’s works regularly deliver.

Exit 22 Music: “Last Goodbye” – one of the finest musical acts in the pop-rock underground

It seems almost impossible that an artist that has been around this long – 20 years in Chris Calamera’s case, can keep making records that stand up among the best that he has ever done. Let’s be clear: “Last Goodbye” is a great song. It’s poppy, with a big melody and an insistent rock rhythm, and it’s catchy as hell. Sounds like authentic Exit 22 Music to me. This is pure Calamera from his pop-rock songwriting style standpoint, and pure Exit 22 Music, considering the breathtaking vocals and high production-value quotient. The perfect, power-pop formula. Exit 22 Music has been keeping

Lake of the Lion embodies embody emotive sounds and textures

Lake of the Lion is the brand name and moniker for Luxembourg music composer and producer, Daniel Kohnen, who is steadily building up his catalog and increasing his fan-base with regular new releases. In recent years, ambient instrumental and soundtrack scores have been following a certain trend. Composers seem to have this motif of creating overblown pieces with harsh lead instruments blasting out from the blue and background strings creating suspense with their melodies. Sure it was fun for a while, but within that little span of time listeners were just begging for it to stop because composers had this

Natalie Jean and Levi Moore: “The Letting Go” speaks the language of the ordinary person

A good duet, in our modern age, is a rare thing. There are plenty of features, guest verses and co-writes, and the cameo drop-in is a dime a dozen. The number of genuine duets, where vocalists share verses and tell a story together in the space of a song, is very small. If your optimism fails you, as you wonder whether there are enough great acts to keep hit radio stocked with worthy pop music duets, it’s reassuring to find that Natalie Jean and Levi Moore have a first-rate single to carry us through the next few months, all by itself. The

MAKI: ‘Waking Up With The World On Fire’ – truly majestic — grandiose, slowly unfolding, and extremely cinematic

The world is a fragmented place, with fear and hate giving rise to isolationist movements around the globe and huge portions of the population turning inward rather than outward towards each other. As such waves of bigotry spread like wildfire, the music scene becomes extremely important, not just because it means more great music, but because it connects us all together on a wavelength that hits the human heart, soul and mind even harder, faster and deeper than anger can. A creative constant in the field of communicative contemporary Instrumental music, is MAKI who focuses his ample talents on a

3 Phase – ready for genre domination!

The names Chirag Shah, Prasham Deliwala and Melvin Saldana may in themselves not ring a familiar bell in your ear right now. Probably, neither will the moniker ‘3 Phase’, nor their 6 track self-titled EP. It’s logical, it’s the law of the industry’s hype machine – cast a light on the big label clones, and leave the independent creatives in the shadows. Luckily the internet has a different set of rules.  On hearing the 3 Phase EP, the lofty ambition, the focus and dedication of this creative collective of producers, songwriters and vocal talent, makes sense – its six tracks

Sy: “Get Out Of My Dreams” – grab this R&B and Soul extravaganza

The singer, songwriter and author, Sy, releases a brand new single produced by Rueben Wood. The track “Get Out Of My Dreams” is the first single release written by the artist in 2018, since writing two self-help books, “A Swan Among Ducks” and “Saying Yes to (No): Learning the Power of (No) before the end of 2017. This track soulfully captures the spirit and feel of the emotional journey of grown womanhood. It is juicy, dynamic, soulful, gorgeous, and it is nourishment for the soul…and mind, as it examines the intricacies of a relationship built on want and lust. As

IJK: “Johnny & June” – sounds invigorated!

Alternative rock artist Imad Jack Karam, known by his initials and stage name IJK, is a Dubai-based, Lebanese singer-songwriter, who has released critically acclaimed songs and recorded with internationally known music producers in prestigious London studios. Both his singles “Space Odyssey” and “Dancing Shadows” garnered a positive reception from fans and critics alike. IJK has a style that can move between edgy modern-day alt-rock and sixties rock n’ roll crooning.  He recently published his latest single and supporting, fully animated video, for the song “Johnny & June”. So, how does this new offering cope? Very well, in truth. “Johnny &

TRVP HIPPI3Z: “On Lock” – no lack of muscular skill-flexing!

TRVP HIPPI3Z is a Canadian rap duo who just dropped their latest single entitled, “On Lock”.  Listeners beware. This product has been known to blow up and cause fires in a variety of stereo systems, due to the super-hot fire provided by this crew. TRVP HIPPI3Z is a team-up that has risen as great exemplars of righteous chaos. Their supersonic sound and hard-nosed imagery gives them a mysterious sheen, but the duo have grounded themselves via booming production, and a sonorous verbal presence, coupled with their willingness to fuck you up. Their chest-beating bravado is explosive on “IDGAF (Prod. THZ)”,

Clark Cotton: Musician, Entrepeneur And Founder of RockNext Music

Clark Cotton is an emerging artist and the son of Margee McAdoo, the girl who spent the entire summer of 1957 with Elvis Presley at Graceland, cousin of Jim Cotton, recording engineer and Sandy Posey recording artist (Nashville, TN). Cotton finds his solace in Country music.

Listening to the collection of songs found on Clark Cotton’s website, it’s quite uncanny how Cotton has adopted and performed these tunes, written and composed by Jim Stiene. Considering that Cotton himself sees this music as far removed from his personal life as one can imagine. He tackles this compromise using his musical integrity rather intelligently, by blending his built-in irony, as on “I Thank The Lord”, or his penchant for telling everyday real-life stories with a satirical twist, like “Dysfuntional” and “Slice Of The Pie”. The sound is simple and unpretentious. It is a really good collection of what is normally termed as classic ‘third generation’ country, a sound that Johnny Cash would later turn into Rockabilly.

These songs build on the roots of the music that Cotton evidently loves. You get the feeling that this music sounds so good with him, because it is music that he has felt and performed with heartfelt sincerity.

Each individual song by Clark Cotton can be fully enjoyed by Country music lovers in its own right; however, collectively they have a profound cohesion made possible by Cotton’s sincere and honest interpretation of each and every song.

In the process, Cotton has gone quite a few steps farther, looking over and above his own musical career. He has created a social network for emerging artists seeking cloud, browser, search, playlist, messaging and games solutions, to produce and distribute quality inventory.

In fact Cotton is the founder and CEO of the RockNext Music Entertainment, Inc. The company which formed in 2011, is a pre-revenue, start-up music entertainment platform. RockNext will offer “white labeled” branded revenue products including; live venues, publishing, licensing, merchandising, TV, film, audio, video, digital cloud storage facility, internet web browser, social network, digital music and video playlist, real time messaging and competitive virtual on-line games to its retail members, emerging artists, industry professionals, & fans.

RockNext plans to help emerging artists, industry professionals and fans, by delivering  a connection to the A-list, a unique social network based experience by seeing videos, playing games, creating and  listening to music and then attending or performing live to promote and publish their “brand” and to share profits on merchandising and ads.

In a nutshell, RockNext is creating a specific value chain for emerging artists on each of the new digital music distribution fronts, with a focus on initial recordings, cloud storage, online contests, live ticketing events, digital piracy prevention, ads and paid streaming videos, emerging artist development, producing, licensing, recording, mixing, mastering and engineering of audio and video, and by providing facilities and technology to emerging artists produced by Rocknext, to “showcase” at key live events.

In this constant, modern-day music evolution, which is helping many unknown artists find an outlet for the creative talents, there can be no doubt that another musical services platform will be most welcomed by all artists striving to better their respective careers and creative processes.

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OFFICIAL LINKS & WEBSITES:

RockNext Music Entertainment,Inc.

Clark Cotton on CMT

Clark Cotton Official FM

Google Play

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