Lord Conrad: “Fight Till The End”- ready to wow clubbers!

Italian DJ, producer and model Lord Conrad has been taking the dance and pop fraternity by storm – first with the single ‘Touch the Sky’, and then with the follow-up “Day After Day”. Not satisfied, Lord Conrad burst forward with another power pop release recently, entitled “1 Minute”. And just to show that he is a man on a mission, he bounces right back with a brand new track – “Fight Till The End”. So, what does he have to offer with his new release? An insane beat to smash dance-floors. He is ready to wow clubbers with his flawless

Shaun Jacobs: “Rollin’” formulates a gritty chart-topping sound

started out playing drums at a very young age, but it was only when he turned 15 and his older brother thought it would be good for him to learn more than one instrument that his love for guitar, singing and songwriting was born. Growing up in a family where his dad was an opera singer and his brothers’ able musical craftsmen as well, Shaun soon started writing, recording and producing his own music. It wasn’t long before the South African artist gained traction in his home country, winning the SAMA 2014 Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, as well

Samplified: Extensive high quality sample libraries

You’ve written a killer song. The lyrics and music are flowing but there’s just something missing. Maybe it’s a guitar strum, riff or pluck. It could be a thumping bassline or some shimmering keys. More often than not, it’s a groovy drum beat. You know that any these would be the perfect complement to your newly written potential hit, but how can you get that sound for your song? If you’re a beginner, it’s a tough ride to create that professional recording sound at home. On the other hand, if you’re a professional you’re usually hard pushed for time to

All Atomic – metaphysics melds with the spirit of dance

DJ/Producer All Atomic, from Bristol United Kingdom, grew up around music and was mixing tunes at nine years old and was soon deejaying at illegal raves. His music is a fusion of his influences: “You have to have an open mind when making music,” says All Atomic. “Let the music guide you, it will tell you what it needs you to do.” Persuaded by artist and producer Aniofades, All Atomic sent a demo to the Pink Dolphin Music Ltd label, and got signed up. A heap of well-received releases followed, with the producer bringing his classically unique sound to the

NothingDark: “Tragicomedy” sees the band at their most lucid, melodically and rhythmically

NothingDark is a 3-piece from Montreal Canada, formed in 2018. Its members, made up of Nack Jicholson (Vocals, guitars, synth), Roxanne Miller (Bass, backing vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums, percussion) are inspired by 80’s synth pop and rock. Nack & Matt handle all recording, mixing, and production in the band’s well-equipped Montreal studio. “Tragicomedy” is their 2nd EP, while work on the third and fourth installments are already underway. For any of you synth lovers out there, this is the record to get, though there is plenty of guitar too. NothingDark is a band that will take you to places

aVIE: “Chutney Chasers” – a living, breathing organism that mutates and grows

“Chutney Chasers” is just one volume of aVIE’s upcoming project, aVIEonearth, which documents a common man’s life on Earth. Each part of the project that he releases will explore its own world of emotions.  As it relates to R&B, this is music of the future, steeped in the rhythms and sonics of the today, ingeniously invented for a 21st century audience. It will surely be appreciated by your ears, and you’ll find that after giving this a spin, it has in many ways changed your conception of R&B and music overall. A Classic. This dark and experimental urban recording, refined

Roddan: “Don’t Be Troubled” – so impeccably penned!

Singer-songwriter, Roddan’s third and current release, “Don’t Be Troubled” is a follow-up to his 2017 EP, “Bleed 432”, and his 2016 Album, “Music House”. The recording features organic instrumentation, including guitar, piano, violin, cello, piano, and some great harmonies from Eliza Gilkyson. But it also carries the burden of a troubled time. “The year 2017 and the first few months of 2018 while writing these songs, was a troubled time for me to say the least,” explains Roddan, continuing: “All of the sudden, it seemed people and animal’s close to me were dying. In addition, an ex-girlfriend (a talented singer)

Tommy Francisco Releases His Debut EP “Eight23”

On September 7th Tommy Francisco, born and raised in Austin Texas, released his debut Ep “Eight23”. This Ep has generated a major buzz and several songs (“Show Up” “Crush” and “Vibez”) have been featured on Spotify Playlists. Eight23 has a tropical sound that includes inspiration from Dancehall/Afropop and Rnb/Hiphop. There are 5 songs on this Ep that flow cohesively.  MORE ABOUT: Tommy Francisco is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Austin, Texas. Tommy was raised in the inner city of Austin and has overcome a slew of trials and tribulations on his journey of becoming a recording artist. At

BlowinMaddTrees: “The Scent” cooks up a tasty dish

BlowinMaddTrees are the kind of rappers you want to hang out with. They’re chilled out guys who usually rhyme about what they love most: hedonistic experiences and the finest Kush. They’ll probably never reach mainstream status, but they seem to like it that way. Their introspective and sometimes unabashed lyrics coupled with their mischievous grins, make them likable rap everymen. Uprooted from Texas to Colorado, BlowinMaddTrees is made of Johhnie Blaze’d & Jay Deezl, aka TheDankestDuo. The duo states that this single means a lot to them, because it is the first track they have done together in over 3

Hip-hop and Soul Artist ‘Plan’ Set to Release his E.P, “Expresso” Later this Year

Independent singers who make music that isn’t in the mainstream are rising in numbers. Indie musicians cum singers often have something celebrity singers don’t have – making music out of pure love and passion for the art. They also help others to materialize their musicality in any way they can. One such singer is Plan – his real name is Harvey Dowell V. Fenellere and his new E.P “Expresso” is set to be released later this year. The genre of Plan’s music is modern hip hop soul and his music speaks of the reality of how a man decides for

Paul Koudouris: “Twenty-Something” A Coherent Work!

Paul Koudouris, who hails from San Antonio – TX, is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter. Paul studied music and theatre at Point Park Universities Conservatory Program and Regents College London earning his BA in Musical Theatre. He completed his debut album “Twenty-Something” at Killingsworth Recording Company in Los Angeles Produced by Tomas Costanza. The album had its official release at Sundance Film Festival 2013 as a featured artist.

While modern music continues to move towards a more synthesized, polished brand of sound, there has been an increase in artists that focus on traditional, folksy songwriting. Amos Lee, Ben Harper, The Lumineers, Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, The Civil Wars, The Avett Brothers, and the list goes on and on.

Paul Koudouris’ debut album “Twenty-Something” firmly establishes him as an indie artist to be reckoned with in these ranks. This isn’t music assembled to hook you in between radio ads. With much of today’s music being the way it is, you’ll find that you’ve “tuned your ears” to the templated song, waiting for the quick hook so you can absorb it. You’ll listen to it a few times then throw it away, but you can’t do that with Paul’s music and if you approach it that way you’re likely to pass his work off as simple folk music. But if you listen to what he’s trying to say, if you search for the soul of the artist you’ll find no masquerade on this album. “Twenty-Something”, is a coherent work. It is an imaginative and inspired album.

The songs here are heart-felt; intense, strong, sad, angry, and joyful, in a word, varied! He touches on familiar everyday life themes, combining his lyrical poetry with simple yet powerful melodies that are driven by his extraordinary vocal range.  Paul Koudouris is one of those singers with a distinctive voice, so powerful; it will lift your soul through every verse and chorus. And when you listen to his music, you realize it is a perfect match.

All throughout the album, Paul sounds like he is sitting two feet in front of you and singing directly to you. The arrangements are in keeping with this. A beautiful acoustic guitar and a few minimal embellishments,  drive the album, yet it has an incredibly dynamic resonance that rings all around the room.

Paul demonstrates a range of voices and styles that putting him into a single category would invariably leave something out. He relies on the power of musical understatement, allowing his voice to convey strong emotion in each and every song. The standout songs that make up the middle of the album: “Better Off With The Blues,” “My Kinda Girl,” “Eyes Closed On The Ride Home,” and “Til The Real Thing Comes Along,” as well as the final track “Somewhere Along The Way” are perfect examples of deceptively simple, but extraordinarily compelling deliveries.

On “Twenty-Something,” Paul Koudouris will quickly become your inspiration, with a voice that packs such a punch, it will stay with you for quite a while. There haven’t been that many debut albums this rich, this pure, this touching in a long time. Paul possesses a gift, a raw talent that helps you see through to the very emotion he’s feeling with every note he sings.

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