Newborn: “Honey Trap” – something of a perfect alchemy

The Coney Island, Brooklyn-based band Newborn was formed by  high school friends Allen James (vocals/guitar) and Eric Weglicki (guitar/bass/vocals) and a love of rock spanning from Metallica, Nirvana, to Muse. After many years of jamming together they decided to form a band. Newborn played their first show December 2014 which was followed by the release their debut EP “Broken Virgo”. The band has since evolved musically, adding drummer Dave Goldenberg, and going from strength to strength, culminating in the release of their latest single, entitled “Honey Trap”. The song features Newborn’s most diverse lyrical palette to date. The result is a cohesive,

Gloom Influx: “First LP” – looping the listener into a nostalgic yet futuristic world

Montréal-based musician Luc Leclerc, aka Gloom Influx, delivers a unique and powerful blend of metal and synthwave, influenced by 80’s movies and video game soundtracks, heavy metal, and contemporary artists like Justice, and Carpenter Brut. Sometimes you need to listen to music that makes you feel like you are in the future in outer space and somehow the 80s never ended. And sometimes you want to add elements of robots, monsters and fear. When you want those things, there are few better than Gloom Influx . Whether you come at this album from the perspective of someone into synthwave, darkwave

Jigsaw Man: ‘No Home’ – a self-produced EP with strong stoner overtones

The 4 track ‘No Home’ EP is the debut release from Jigsaw Man, the moniker under which singer-songwriter Steven Faulkner is releasing original material. “It’s nice doing things under a pseudonym because you can be more personal about the lyrics, and because you have that separation,” said Faulkner, continuing: “In my head the lyrics belong to Jigsaw Man, so I can be more honest and personal. I can write far more honestly and I’ve certainly done that on this EP. In the past I’ve always looked for metaphor or simile but this EP is very honest.” Playing since he was a

Corlioni: “Destiny” has a genuinely refreshing effect!

In case you’re not down with the nomenclature being thrown around the EDM community currently, on his latest track, “Destiny”, electronic producer Corlioni, comfortably slides into the trend-setting genre called ‘Tropical house’. Though, it would be correct to say that the masked British producer is not really confined to that specific genre at all. Tropical house is a more relaxing yet uplifting form inside the EDM craze, a response to the grimy, dark sounds of the dubstep craze which has been losing steam for the last several years. Rather than deep bass growls that sound like a broken inkjet printer,

DJ DezZ: “SometimeZ” – a tour-de-force!

Fast forward a quarter of a century and the phrase ‘Deep House’ has become to mean something completely different from its first incarnation during the halcyon days of house. It’s hard to move in the overpopulated market of all things ‘deep’ these days, but in amongst the monotony of the same old EDM samples and generic preset bass lines are a number of artists that really are able to tickle your fancy. One such EDM producer that we believe has kept it deep, down and dirty so far in 2017, with the release of his single “SometimeZ”, is Charlie Desi aka DJ

Toni Castells: 2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal? – The emotion is very compelling

Toni Castells is a Hispano-British composer currently based in London. A lecturer at Imperial College London and the London College of Music, his sonic worlds transpire an inherited precocious classical training with an inventive use of modern technologies to create unique and distinctive soundscapes. Castells latest musical endeavor is entitled ‘2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal?’ which explores the prediction by computer engineer and futurologist Ray Kurzweil that the year 2045 will see the start of a new era in which human and artificial intelligence will merge, man will cease to age and so acquire the potential to live indefinitely. In the original interview with Kurzweil

POOL MOON ELEPHANT: “FLUKY ISLAND” – a relentless appetite for new music

Released June 21 via the Symphonic Distribution label, “FLUKY ISLAND” is the brand new 5-track EP from electronic duo POOL MOON ELEPHANT. A storming journey through various rhythmic styles, combining the duo’s skills to create imaginative feel-good moments, the EP spearheads a new wave of indie dance electro-inspired tracks while embracing the love for warm synths, sparkling heights, gentle electric textures and deep drums. POOL MOON ELEPHANT is the moniker under which the Swiss electronic music duo composed of Riccardo Studer and Ivan Nurchis, undertake their creative journey through the electronic world of music and animation. Both have double-decade experiences in audio-visuals, and working for film and TV

The Hooplas: “Midas Touch” – a statement of intent!

The Hooplas are a modern progressive rock group from Ocean City, MD. Twin brothers Adam (Vocals/Guitar) and Ben Martin (Bass/Vocal) started the band. While their musical influences might not be identical, they share the love of making music. Musicians Cody Bush (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Lovechile (Drummer) and Seth Paul (Synth) round out the band’s roster and form the unique, fresh sound that defines The Hooplas. From their “American Junk EP” comes the band’s latest single “Midas Touch”.The musicianship on this single is impeccable. Flawless guitar riffs changeup like Adam’s voice, from wall-shaking, twin guitar rhythm crunch, to the divine solos straight from the

Bigfoot Barefoot bring so many sounds to the table!

Jacksonville, Florida collective Bigfoot Barefoot delivers a blend of Rock, Reggae, and Funk. They have been influenced by acts from Lynard Skynard to Sublime and have created their own genre which they classify as Trader Joes Rock. The band, made up of Frank Zeno (Vocals, Guitar), Justin Hites (Bass) and Ken Bevill ( Percussion, Drums) has already opened for Slightly Stoopid, Bad Brains, The Supervillians, Passafire, The Hip Abbduction, and Alien Ant Farm to name a few. Besides the aforementioned genre description’s it’s difficult to pin-point their sound, which I think is often the trademark of really good bands, even though a

SKY Family: “Celtic Revival” – the perfect integration of traditional Celtic music with Pop/Rock

SKY Family has perfected the integration of traditional Celtic music with Pop/Rock. Their album “Celtic Revival” is the kind of recording that you can use the Repeat function on your media player and not get burnt out. While the notion of a Celtic pop/rock band is not exactly original, it definitely is unique in today’s stereotyped panorama. They achieve the rare feat of fitting comfortably into the mainstream without sounding anything like the rest of the artists and bands that dominate the airwaves of commercial pop/rock radio. Their sonic template marries strong Celtic influences, the singer’s achingly beautiful and distinct

Theology Runs Throughout Zeekdaville’s Songs

Zeekdaville (Zachary James) is a Spiritual, Psalmist , Rap and Hiphop artist from the USA. He has released two versions of his single “Cover Girl”. There is “Cover Girl (Easy, Breezy, Beautiful)” and “Cover Girl (Single and Married)”.

Zeekdaville’s music is proof that there is no style of music that cannot be used for God’s glory. But it even goes beyond that. The words and the messages throughout are the type where, after listening, you’ll want to be a better person, a more committed Christian. In fact you’ll come to realize that this is rap’s beauty, a story and message can be more easily told with rap than with other forms of music. It seems more like poetry with a musical backdrop, with the emphasis on the words.

Zeekdaville’s words are deep, raw, and real. Not being a devoted Christian, I don’t understand everything, but I understand enough, and you can’t help but listen to this and come away charged. Zeekdaville will convince and lead you to be converted within a particular area in your life.

He is truly honest about some of the pitfalls Christians come across in their lives. He speaks of the wars that go on inside the head and heart, or at least the wars that should be going on inside you as a committed Christian. Listening to Zeekdaville’s music, it seems his journey as a rapper has taken him in many direction musically but he has stayed true to his beliefs. It’s kind of funny when you compare a regenerated rapper who celebrates humility and meekness with pagan rappers who embrace, indulge, and promote their reputation.

Zeekdaville’s style and track selection is diverse mix. There are straight hip-hop, r&b, rap-core, and dance style songs. It’s a great mix of flavors with some guests that contribute well to his songs. Some songs are better than others and yet it’s hard to find a song that I flat out don’t like. The theology runs throughout Zeekdaville’s songs, which is encouraging for Christian rap fans.

His current single release “Cover Girl” maintains his beloved Christian theme intact, and rides on a funky back-beat. Zeekdaville’s flow which tends to be pedantic and authoritative on most other tracks, is lighter and more amicable on this single, and draws the listener in.

There’s not much else to say, other than each Zeekdaville release keeps getting better, as he adds nice flavors to his mixes of ultra-real raps. Keep your eye fixed on Zeekdaville. I think he will make his way in the Christian rap game.

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