Sophia Maeda – “ASHITA” bursts with sound and energy!

Sophia Maeda was born in Takamatsu, Japan. The alternative pop-punk starlet has been doing music seriously since 2016. She has released the album “You Know Me Well” in 2017 and has followed up with a series of successful singles. She has won singing as well as song contests, and has performed on the Red Square in Moscow, at the festival in Gorky Park, as well as concerts in Depo, Live Stars, San Diego, Glastonbury and many more. This year Sophia has dropped 3 singles so far, including “ASHITA”. If you like Sophia Maeda then you should already have “ASHITA” on

Jona Da King – “Roots Of Love” EP – balancing rhymes, and soulful crooning|

Jona Da King is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Ontario, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Jona is set to release his EP “Roots Of Love” which is scheduled to drop September 30th 2020. The artist has an eclectic musical palette which is colored by Hip-hop, R&B, Pop, as well as Jazz and Rock tones. We checked out his prime tracks in anticipation of the EP, and if the goal of this release is to make a breakout statement that Jona Da King is getting seriously started, he’s succeeded, delivering some of the smoothest, most mellifluous urban sounds we’ve heard in music

Berani – “Cut And Taste” strikes an incredible balance of disparate elements

Berani is an electronic beat maker with a diverse sound spectrum and a tendency to produce bouncing rhythms or spacious and relaxing aural experiences. In a short time span, this emerging artist out of Byron Bay in Australia, has discerning music fans and casual listeners paying attention. The sound design throughout his latest single “Cut And Taste” is what we’ve come to expect from this creative top tier producer: popping percussion, basslines that melt like butter and a healthy dose of twisted horns to make everything bump in a soul-like fashion. Sprinkled around the track are sonic effects that keep

EsZ – “Liquor & Emotions” – introspective and emotional

Hip-hop has been cranking out bangers and high energy anthems for decades, but the average genre historian is well aware that dark or emotional thoughts on a chill backdrop is not a foreign concept for the game. After all, profound moodiness feels rather natural for a culture that grew out of urban plight and the trauma of purposely disenfranchised people. It makes sense that at least some mellow tunes in the genre, reflect deep-thinking speculation, in what artist EsZ, describes as thoughts on “life, growth and fake friends” in his track “Liquor & Emotions”. The song is a drunk text

Quad – “Love” embellishes each track with his personal revelations

Based in the south of Chicago, Quad started making music when he was around 14 years old and started taking it artistically seriously two years later. He produces, records, mixes and masters, using only a Blue Yeti microphone and FL Studios. So far Quad has written over 300 songs and released 1 EP, 1 Album and 8 singles. Currently training as an audio engineer at SAE University in Chicago, Quad explained that his latest album “Love” describes his personal understanding of the sentiment. The album “Love” was written and recorded over the course of 2 months after Quad was electrocuted

Acemattz & Bipha shine on “Tshanana”

Watching Acemattz & Bipha perform in any of their videos is like watching friends realize they’re onto something big time. They are accomplished rappers individually, on their own terms, and as collaborators, as a unit, their styles gel perfectly. They’re not just comfortable performing together—they are feeding off of each other, refusing to be one-upped, beaming and grinning and head-bobbing as they take turns impressing one another. By the end of each of their performances, their formation into a real show-stopping combination seems inevitable. In the new wave rap scene, there is plenty of talent to go around, Acemattz &

FuzzKill – “The Get Better” reaches all the expected heights!

FuzzKill is a four-piece rock band that started in Boston, MA. Introduced to one another through musical theatre, the band’s sound is firmly rooted in early 2000’s pop-punk influences. They released their debut studio album, “Happen”, in early 2019, and their sophomore album, “The Get Better”, just dropped on September 19th 2020. We have all heard the biggest punk bands of the 90’s and early 00’s. Their music mainly consisted of driving drums, distorted pop-punk guitar work and a set of memorable lyrics to go with the angst-filled high energy vocals. Today punk bands are a rarity, and any good

Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

Eid℮tic: “Infinite Hope” Is Filled With Creative Soundscapes

Anthony who resides in South Florida was born in 89’. He is an independent artist who produces hip hop using the name eid℮tic. He recently released his Ep, “Infinite Hope”. Of the Ep Anthony says: “This EP starts off in a vision through my own sort of; ‘Persistance of Memory’ bending time to my will and not understanding change… From there it takes on a life of its own.

Anthony mixed and produced the entire EP including vocals and beat creation. Apparently no sampling was used with exception of the drum breaks and vocal snippets. It’s hard to pinpoint who Eid℮tic sounds like. He seems to build and expand on the rapping styles of Aesop Rock, Eminem and Andre 3000. “Infinite Hope” is a surprising, unique, and complex hip-hop Ep.

Eid℮tic has mind-blowing metaphors mixed with his thought provoking poetry. He creates imagery in the listener’s mind that is nothing short of genius. You may not feel the power of his lyrics and messages the first time you listen to the Ep. It may not even be the second. But given the chance, you will learn to adore these tracks as they grow on you.

If you are looking for catchy hooks or an abundance of choruses, you will not find them here. Neither will you find flashy hip-hop party or banging beats. In fact, the production value of this album has nearly as much to offer as Eid℮tic’s intelligent rhymes do. The album is filled with creative soundscapes. Most of the beats are slow and comfortable, never overpowering Eid℮tic’s vocals, as they are the main focus of the music. Actually, the slow music mixed with his fast rhymes make for an intense listen.

If you are not into music that provokes your mind and makes you think or if you struggle to get inside the music because of the complexity of the messages; then this isn’t for you. Eid℮tic is for people that thrive on complexity, originality, and for people that look for a challenge when they listen to rap. This is independent hip hop at its best.

Eid℮tic stands apart from many other rappers, due to his ability to deliver lyrics that paint a picture so vivid, it makes you feel as if you’re talking to him directly in the street. However, “Infinite Hope”   is an Ep that you will need to listen to real close before you can truly grasp everything. Even those tracks that appear simple have much more to them than you might think on the first listen. Of the seven tracks, I particularly appreciated “Introduction: Amidst My Abyss”, “Upside Opposite”, “Inbetween”, “Jibber Jabberin’” and “The Quest For Questions (ft. Jacquelynn Camuto)”.

A large number of underground rappers tend to talk about themselves and the faults of mainstream, but Eid℮tic doesn’t go toward that direction at all. He just sticks to what he wants to talk about, simply avoiding all the Hiphop clichés found in mainstream.

All in all this entire Ep is simply an excellent piece of work, the more you listen to “Infinite Hope” the better it becomes. Especially as you begin to unravel Eid℮tic’s lyrical labyrinth; this is as good as underground or independent rap is right now, and it will be very difficult to come close to, let alone bettered!

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