The Frost: “Keep It Real” – There’s a classiness to this!

The Frost is a multi-genre group comprised of Leah Evans (Vocals) and Christian Gratz (Guitar, Piano). Located in Pennsylvania, their brand new single “Keep It Real” was released on December 7.  The duo emerge at a time when the ranks of sophisticated pop contenders seemed to have disappeared on a daily basis. Simultaneously chic and very creative, they thrive on the considerable charm of lead singer Evans, with her smooth chocolate voice, the instrumental talents of Gratz, as well as the pair’s impressive abilities as a songwriting unit. An absolute stand-out aspect of the new song is the way it’s

Forest Robots: “Timberline and Mountain Crest” – Inspired by natural landscapes

Let’s start of by saying that Fran Dominguez aka Forest Robots is a master at producing chilled out electronic music with heavy beats, and lots of orchestral instrumentation thrown in the mix. To call it electronic music almost seems unfair, as it implies this is music made by machines. Yes, I realize he is called Forest Robots, but this could not be further from the truth, as Dominguez’s music is pumping with life and human emotion. His latest album “Timberline and Mountain Crest” showcases 10 tracks of stunning depth, the kind of album you just throw the headphones on, turn

Edward St. Martin: “Lullaby” – blur the lines between savvy pop stylings and hard hitting kinetic soundscaping

Hailing from San Diego, Edward St. Martin has a background in film composition and classical music. His most recent single is “Lullaby”. Expectations met, superseded and immediately I hit replay. This track is going round again and I’m not the only one within ear shot of my stereo who is pleased about it. The easy laid back crossover Pop/EDM groove take is not unexpected, as I had already read that St. Martin was one for mellow tones combined with pop and soul vibes. But this track has another key element which makes a record of this nature standout. Intelligence. This

Katiah One: “Tail Spin” – an evolving, audacious artist

Soon releasing debut first EP “A Whole Lotta Water Works”, Katiah One is an artist raised on the Upper West Side of New York City. His mission is changing the common perception of the average rapper. Katiah draws inspiration from many genres including R&B and Rock, while his favorite artists include Freddy Mercury, Sam Cooke and Issac Brock.  On his latest single “Tail Spin”, taken off the aforementioned EP, Katiah deals with the deep issues of existentialism, or simply put, the meaning of a human being’s existence. Sure his talking ‘black’ talk, but you can’t go there without understanding the

Alisa Chirco: “Give Me More” – bench marked with confidence!

Alisa Chirco sure isn’t shy about revealing what’s on her mind, on her brand new single “Give Me More”, the follow up to her almost gothic-like pop ballad “Box”. Alisa sounds passionate, wanting and determined, in a driven rock song that is an anthem for empowered women. Her music here is very strong, has meaning, and is legit. The track shows that she is learning to emote in a more visceral and arguably more demonstrative way. Alisa has now escalated to being a rock chic with an attitude and bold open-confessional lyrics. A sensible direction for any reinvention is maturity, and

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “Old Folks Boogie Redeux” – true to their sound!

“Ya know that you’re over the hill, when your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill!”, this is the line that inspired Paul Barrere to write the original version of the “Old Folks Boogie”, which would subsequently feature on the 1977 Little Feat record “Time Loves a Hero”. The citation came from a line Paul’s dad – an actor at the time – picked up at a vaudeville theater. He would often sing it around the house, so eventually Paul got hooked turned it into a song. For some time, Paul’s partner over at Better Daze Records, Roger

Glorious: “Move” – throbs with club energy

Pop singer, Livetronica drummer, producer and songwriter, Glorious, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, who has been making music since she started playing drums at the age of three. Named after her grandmother Glorious Cooper, Glorious recently unveiled her single “Move”. In an increasingly crowded field of urban pop artists, you may be wondering what makes Glorious worth your time. To be sure, she boasts a lot of the qualities that her peers also bring to the table. Her song is outlined with an exquisite beat, her vocals are mesmerizing, and her persona appears spectacularly captivating. Without close

Ferentz and The Felons: “Hudson County” – an engaging and gripping performance

During his childhood, Zak Ferentz experienced both his parents suffering with drug addiction which eventually claimed the life of this mother. A life on the streets selling drugs and getting in trouble with the police, found Zak headed down his own dark path. However he soon discovered that creating music could help him heal. Furthermore it gave him a purpose in life and also a way to explore his creativity and bring it to tangible fruition. He subsequently teamed up with drummer Matt Waz, bass player Rob Dudziak and lead guitarist Rich Catalano to give birth to the band, Ferentz

TheVerce: “The Dawg Walk 6” ft. Pastor Troy – an attention-grabbing track in zero seconds!

TheVerce is an artist who knows how to make songs that echo in the brain of listeners. Songs like “The Dawg Walk”, and “Booty Tude” which were released more than 7 years ago are a delight to the ears till today.  “The Dawg Walk”, in particular, has been through a series of sequels, leading up to the brand new 2018 release, “The Dawg Walk 6 (Stadium Edition)”. Although he’s been around for a couple of years, and the industry has become even more competitive, the Atlanta rapper is an artist that can create hit sounding tracks, effortlessly. The new track

AFRO POP SINGER MR. P ROMANTICIZES ZOMBIES IN NEW VIDEO

Afro-pop singer Peter Okoye, a former member of the famous duo group P-Square, teams up with upcoming singer Simi for a new take on the Zombie concept. In the video, Peter, also known as Mr. P, describes how his new lover has turned him into a Zombie because his love for her is controlling every aspect of his life. Zombie takes its listener on an exciting mange of Afro-beats and R&B rhythms. Both artists give a good account of themselves vocally in this love song which we are sure everyone will enjoy. The song is produced by P-Classic producer Daihardbeats.

Eclectic Verve: “Something on the Way” Takes You On A Rock-Flavored Journey

Eclectic Verve is a two-piece pop/rock band from Lakewood, Colorado. Kent Lehman is the singer/songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, and Creative Director of the band. Cindy Musil is a singer and the Band Program Manager of Eclectic Verve. Eclectic Verve draws their inspiration from bands like Collective Soul, Big Country, and R.E.M. The 12- track debut album, Something on the Way, features Eclectic Verve’s bittersweet harmonies, catchy rhythms, and crunchy guitar riffs. The duo describes their sound as “eclectic blend of pop guitar-driven rock stirring 80s influences with a modern rock twist.”

An absolute powerhouse of a debut album, Something on the Way re-introduces the world to the 80’s and 90’s uniquely heartfelt and soaring guitar-rock sound. All of the songs on the album are superb, ranging in tone from stirring anthems like “This Is The Time”, “True Hope”, “We Are The Watchdogs” and “California Shakedown”, to more down-to-earth and surprisingly heartrending ballads like “Through The Eyes Of God” and “November”. Most of the music here has deep emotional warmth that immediately sets the band apart from many of the other current indie rock bands. Eclectic Verve’s don’t really fit in with any preconceived idea of what constitutes an “80’s sounding band” as they add a modern tone to their sound, making it unique and vital.

This is a nearly perfect work of great guitar sounds, songwriting, and band chemistry. The arrangements, the production, the upfront melodies, the pummeling rhythms, plus the harmonies all combine to make the sum of this album bigger than its parts. Eclectic Verve’s debut is infectious, energizing, affecting  and unique. This duo writes and performs with all the energy and sincerity of the soul, making the music on Something on the Way both powerful and captivating.

Something on the Way, is new and exciting music based on the popular sound of the early eighties and the emotions kindled from older and more traditional desires and values. It combines Kent Lehman’s raw musical talent and energy with Cindy Musil’s overwhelming strength and purity of feeling.

The early eighties was a time when the disaffection of the late sixties and its backlash of disco-dance during the late seventies had mellowed into a bittersweet mixture of sadness, doubt, and hope. Many young people spent the eighties dreaming of  something more meaningful and noble than a mass-consumption culture threatened with thermonuclear obliteration. A quick glance around the globe and its socio-economic conditions will confirm that the clock has gone full swing, and we’re right back where we started. Hence the absolute pertinence of what Eclectic Verve currently brings to the table.

From the first snap of the snare drum on “This Is The Time” to the last notes of “Cobalt Sky” this album picks you up and takes you on a rock-flavored journey. There literally is not an average song on this album.

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