JaVez: “When I Was Uptown” has the power to captivate audiences

JaVez is a 23 year old Maryland recording artist who sings, raps, produces, and mixes his own music. The self-taught Baltimore area artist has a penchant for Kanye West, Usher, Jay Z, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Chris Brown. He also grew up listening to singers like Brian McKnight and R. Kelly. JaVez plans to one day be a successful CEO of a record label and iconic recording artist. JaVez is the true definition of an artist, he isn’t afraid to be himself and put himself out there. The lyrics alone prove that. Add in some fantastic production and the

HR Live At CBGB’s 1984 – an essential part of alternative music and punk culture

HR is most well known as the lead singer of revolutionary reggae punk rock band Bad Brains. In their day Bad Brains could have been easily mentioned in the same breath as The Ramones, The Sex Pistols or The Clash, such was their greatness. Yet the band has evolved many times in its long history, playing across many genres of music including jazz, hardcore punk, alternative rock and reggae. HR has been making music since 1976 with Bad Brains, and along the way until today, he has been acclaimed for his reckless punk screaming just as much as he has

Callum Crighton: “The Rose” – a strong ear-catching melody

Even while everything I know about my musical taste should violently reject the cheese-camp synth pop and adorable mainstream swoon songs of the 80’s, I’ve enjoyed that music ever since I was first tricked into listening to the smooth, velvety crooning of the Brit pop chart invasion during that period. I can’t really explain why I loved that music so much, I guess for the same reason people eat cheesecake: It’s loaded with sugar, almost unbearably sweet, and probably isn’t the healthiest for you, but goddamn if it doesn’t make you feel so good inside when you eat it up.

Virgil Blue: “Pain Of Loss” – gorgeous washes of sound

Virgil Blue has released his debut EP entitled “Pain Of Loss”. Inspired and influenced by Prince and Sade, Virgil, a multi-instrumentalist who started out making music at the age of six, when he picked up the saxophone, produced much of the music that can be heard on this EP. Virgil who recently moved from the suburbs of Detroit to LA has put together 6 smooth trance-like tracks that that flaunts ambient, RnB and trip-hop flavors. If you’re looking for something atmospheric and hypnotizing, then this recording may be of serious interest to you. Fragile, tender and soulful, Virgil Blue’s voice will

Big Chris: ‘Bad Timing’ – high quality production and seamless transitions

After a successful release of his last single ‘F The World’ in Summer of 2016, UK based RnB artist and producer Big Chris releases his newest album ‘Bad Timing’ available via all major media providers. Recorded by Big Chris and John Robinson at Clique Studios, London and Miami Live, Miami. The album mix was finalized by Mixbytrip at Circle House Miami. Inspirations of The Dream, Mike Posner and R Kelly can be heard throughout. This album has some really original, unique, futuristic cuts on it, as would be expected. Big Chris is a more audacious artist than most in the R&B game right now, because he says what

Shellee Coley: “Story Like This” – a maturity that is mesmerizing!

Shellee Coley is a Texas-based singer-songwriter that has released three full length albums. Her current focus is a 5 song book of musical meditations called The Becoming Project that is being released one song or “chapter” at a time by the independent label Red Tree Music Group. Essentially, Shellee has created a unique style that blurs the boundaries between genres and categories. There are recognizable influences from classic songwriters like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Lennon & McCartney and Bob Dylan, as well as from some more current acts. Coley is able to absorb them all, and filter them through her own sensibilities

All Atomic: “? ? ? (Track With No Name)” builds multiple climaxes and movements

All Atomic is an electronic music producer and artist from Bristol, UK. He has just released his debut for indie label Pink Dolphin Music, entitled – “? ? ? (Track With No Name)”. The majority of listeners will agree that this track is perhaps one of the best examples of wickedly detailed and technically rich techno and house out there. If that is a mouth-full, it should be. All Atomic has defined the amazingly intricate form of electronic dance music that weaves clever beats into unusual and unexpected sounds to create a masterpiece of rhythmic movement and audio ecstasy. It’s

Ice photographer Lliam Greguez Releases Two Acoustic Prog Punk Albums

New York City, New York – Greguez is not only a man who hits the ice with his camera in hand, but a musician who tackles an apartment studio to collaborate in a mix of acoustic and synthesized sounds. So much sound in fact that he’s released not one, but two albums to mitigate some of the imbalances that surround us. Musically Greguez is well-rounded, using its’ power to heal as a trained creative arts therapist at a handful of children’s hospitals in the New York City Area. In conjunction with this work, he unloosed his experimental tendencies to assemble

ReachingNova: “IT’S ABOUT TIME” reconciles the vices of entertainment with art

The Bronx, NYC creative, ReachingNova is without a doubt one of the smartest, all-round great underground rappers on the block right now. His album “IT’S ABOUT TIME”, features powerful themes and gives amazing personal perspectives on some deep rooted issues and aspirations which inevitably reflect everything happening around ReachingNova, but could so easily apply to any ambitious human being on a serious daily grind, no matter what walk of life they’re in. Each track is superbly produced, and none feel like they don’t belong on this collection. What seperates ReachingNova from his contemporaries is that he’s found way to excel at

Cosmic Zimmer: “Drunk But Not Wasted” – genuinely captivating and moving

Dutch National, Cosmic Zimmer is originally from the Dutch Caribbean and has lived in multiple places. An IT, Commerce and Robotics specialist, he has been making music for 13 years and got his first music lessons from a teacher who studied film scoring at the Berklee College of Music. Cosmic Zimmer was convinced to use his musical talents by a Viennese gastronomy legend and friend, Martin who advised him to record an album. This led to the 10 track collection, “Drunk But Not Wasted”. 70% of the album’s instrumentals were produced during 2014 in Vienna, Austria, while the rest were

DJ Ramon: An Appealing Mix of House and EDM Tracks

Born in Macon, Georgia with hopes of returning to Atlanta someday, DJ Ramon aka 4Play is an authentic Southern boy with a mid-western attitude. Musically, he is still somewhat unknown worldwide; however, he has become rather well known in the areas in which he has lived as well as those where he has played gigs. One of which included opening for the hip-hop artist, The Game; he has also played with Kriss Styles and Swayze.

DJ Ramon who draws inspiration from Kaskade, hopes to create a well-known National presence, while traveling and doing what he loves best. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies as well as an Associate Degree in Social and Behavioral Science and plays over two hundred gigs a year.

DJ Ramon is your typical workhorse deejay, handling remixes, edits, sets and mashups. His DJ Ramon EDC Summer Dance Set 2013 is a solid mix. It manages to be diverse without being too eclectic, giving the listener an appealing mix of House and Progressive House tracks. His grooves are carefully picked, soulful and organic without giving you the same four to the floor beat on every song. The music arcs from atmospheric staging, to dramatic build so well and of course, delivers the massive drop, that by the time it comes, you are about ready to explode for it.

The production quality of DJ Ramon’s work is outstanding. Every song in his mixes has excellent fidelity and the bass is massive and clear. In fact his Back For You/I Cry (DJ Ramon Edit)is a perfect example of this. At full volume this track will rumble through your woofers like an M1 Abrams tank.

A key feature On Die Young Bronx (DJ Ramon Remix) is DJ Ramon’s use of atmospherics and textures to create a full and spacious mix. The use of saw, triangle and square synth patches, pads and minor keys builds tension, expresses emotion, and ultimately gives the remix a Dubstep sounding flavor.

DJ Ramon’s House Party Mix Vol 1 also has a variety of different beats. I am impressed with this music selection on here. If you are a fan of high quality Electro, House and Dance music in general, then DJ Ramon’s sets are for you. Don’t You Worry Child (DJ Ramon Edit) is another radio and dance friendly, virtual no-brainer hit!

DJ Ramon is truly gifted at putting a mix together. You could go to a club, play his mixes and the crowd would have no idea they weren’t listening to a live DJ because this sounds exactly like what a live DJ set would sound like. He is also amazing at creating music with intense beat-breaks. His skills as a deejay and entertainer are clearly maturing and he seems to be finding a direction in which to go.

It may still be some time before DJ Ramon is selling out stadiums and arenas, like Daft Punk has been doing for years, but if his current work and dedication is any hint of things to come; he is certainly heading in the right direction.

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