Infectious Rhythm: “Silhouette” – a steady impacting beat, retro analogue sounding synths

I’ve always loved Infectious Rhythm since I first him about a year back with “Daydreams”. To be quite honest, I think the good thing about this independent electronic music producer is that he is consistent. He doesn’t have songs that repeat or sound the same, or at least, I don’t think so. I think what he does is adhere to a certain theme in each release, with a great level of creativity that becomes apparent the more you listen to it. I like it because it shows me that this artist knows who he is are and he knows the

Knowshun: “Dedicated (Remix)” – imaginative rhymes in a mix of street and fantasy!

Knowshun is a lyricist and producer from Chicago, IL. The rap/hip-hop artist’s latest project, a music video for his single “Dedicated (Remix)” was based on a nightmare the artist had the night before the video shoot. The cinematic music video explores dark themes of purgatory, a spirit in limbo and battling against dark forces. Gripping imagery of shadowy figures permeate the video. “Dedicated (Remix)” is featured on the mixtape “Lyrical Fire Episode Two: Liquid Napalm” written and performed by Knowshun, produced by Credit Ninja B. The original track was by MF Doom & MF Grimm. The music video was shot,

Keys And Vices: “Chronic Nostalgia” can rock the socks off of any audience!

Keys And Vices are something of a Trojan horse. Hidden within the confines of a band with a cryptic name and fronted by a deceptively talented lady is a power-trio that can rock the socks off of any audience and probably any band they share a bill with. Stacked with massive riffs and sweet hooks, their “Chronic Nostalgia” is a monumental step in their recording career. With beefy production that highlights the tight dynamic between front-lady Jennifer Valdez (Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Lyrics), bassist Kevin McCarty and drummer Kris Ayala, the band’s first full-length offering packs enough punch to dominate modern

Brady Novotny: “Passions Collide” is a skilled expression of his dazzling compositions

During the early to mid-seventies is when the guitar maestros were coming out. John McLaughlin and Al Dimeola, were at the top in my book of guitarists. The mixed both electric and acoustic guitar virtuosity with equal ease. Rock, Jazz, Fusion and Flamenco abounded flavors abounded on their releases showcasing a 360° vision of the guitar as a lead instrument. Brady Novotny who started playing the guitar at the age of 10, is pretty much cut of the same cloth, and on his latest album, “Passions Collide”, he even includes a vocal track featuring his wife, Jennifer. Inspired by Randy

Tohi: “Out The Box” – emotional music you can chill or groove to!

Tohi is a rap artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He started his musical career as the first Persian rapper at the age of 13. He was forced to perform illegally in his native Tehran, where rap has been banned. In order to chase his dreams, Tohi located to Dubai for two years where he was able to create music openly, followed by a move to London. As he continued to build his career Tohi performed at major venues such as Barclaycard Arena Hamburg and The Global Arena Stockholm and HMV Forum London O2 and won awards, including Best

Bearzerk – An executive music team with a proven track record

Music management teams really are the industry’s Swiss Army knife. They can really transform careers. Where there’s a special artist, chances are there’s a special collective behind them, plotting moves behind the scenes. The best of the bunch tend to connect dots swiftly, think outside the box without losing sight of the little things, and, above all else, maintain a degree of close affinity and proximity to the artist and the music business itself. Music management companies exist to protect and nurture the business and creative interests of those they work with. It takes one set of skills to help

Exit 22 Music: “Just As You Are” has cracked the code for the modern music world

Barely a few months after the release of their previous single, Exit 22 Music and Chris Calamera are back with the new record “Just As You Are”. And it seems like the only rule of the New York City-based project is: there are no rules. They are mixing genres and experimenting with different styles and the result is the unique sound of Exit 22. Whenever the Calamera project drops a new release my expectations are extremely high. The song starts off slow and soulfully, and then loads itself with energy. The female vocals, as always, has never sounded so strong.

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean: “Lost & Found” – absolutely compelling!

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean have released their latest collaboration single, “Lost & Found”. The two are no strangers to each other, having worked together on the multi-nominated, and award-winning track, “The Letting Go” with Levi Moore. Michael and Natalie also joined forces on Josie Award nominated track “Please Don’t”, as well as the 2017 single “Alive”. Michael Peloso is a New Jersey-based lyricist/songwriter who writes undeniably touching, honest lyrics with a sense of simplicity that are uniquely all his own. Natalie Jean is has achieved recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performs in English,

Deane Nesbitt Jr. – “Soundtracks in the Sand” – The meticulous sculpting of soundscapes

Although Deane Nesbitt Jr. has composed music for years, he does not read music. His unique background consists of practicing law for 16 years, co-founding an investment management company and writing an illustrated history of a 1912 investment bank. Deane’s music has been aired on more than 300 radio stations across America and Canada. His recent CD, “Music in Search of a Movie”, won the Philby Award in the United States for being one of the top 100 music CDs of 2015 and the Best Dramatic Music of the year. The album ranked on five CMJ charts for New World

ROSABEL: “The Album” – Compositions of the highest quality

ROSABEL the DJ duo consisting of Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera met in 1989 during the Winter Music Conference in Miami. For the better part of 25 years the two have been generating dance hits, and more recently, tag-team DJing for the masses around the globe. They dropped their first creation in 1994, with “La Puta” released via Groovilious, a part of Strictly Rhythm records out of New York. The continued dropping independent releases and filling floors each summer on Tommy Boy Records/NYC, and have since, officially remixed such artists as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Katy Perry, Cher, Gloria

Elephant 12: ‘Sold Out’ Where Rap Meets Guitar and Vibrant Electronic Bass

Elephant 12 originate in the depths of London,England. The three piece, known for their highly energetic performances and quirky fusion of unapologetic punk rock laced with a magnetic electro bass lines. Quickly becoming the talk of the town and already generating industry buzz, having been praised by the likes of legendary Canadian broadcaster Alan Cross and BBC Introducing for their refreshing approach. Elephant 12 have landed profile venues in London, England, NYC, Toronto as well showcasing at the 2013 unofficial SXSW Conference and 2013 Canadian Music Week.

 The new Elephant 12 EP ‘Sold Out’ seems to be a fitting title due to the vast downloads in it’s first week of release. The band consists of Robbie, Andy and Thelonious Jones sharing various duties on Drum Machines, Guitar, Bass, Percussion and Vocal.

‘Sold Out’ is a simmering symphonic punk-rock tapestry that expands the band’s sound into unexplored territory. It’s also electronic in nature, but the core of the band still lies in their magnificent, crunching rock n’ roll arrangements.

The Ep opens with a ripping drum beat, which blooms out into shimmering guitar riffs and lots of vocal chants and harmonies. That sound only grows as the bustling arrangement of “I Love Knock On Wood” runs it’s course. “Shut Up” and “Imma Gonna Love You” heads towards even more rock-driven territory, where rap meets guitar solos and vibrant electronic bass sounds.

Proving yet again that the heart of Elephant 12 is totally rock-driven, where they specialize in walls of embroidered sound, like elaborate rock tapestries. On “Renegade” and “Turn Me Up”, quite possibly the best tracks on the EP, they play a complex rock that sweeps all over the board. With explosive bass-laden and fast-paced guitar stems, that rock and scream, while the vocals lay down some of the most powerful and catchiest hooks around.

This is some of the most original, creative rock music out there on the scene today. The music pulls from so many different influences. You can hear touches of pop, punk, alternative rock plus industrial and techno bass styles. The result is an amazing product with something huge to offer.

On the whole, the sound is incredibly dynamic, while the music is tinged with electronic garnishes of color. The thick arrangements are so well put together that every instrument fits into it like a piece of a complicated puzzle. Each song is fully capable of standing on its own merit, but they are transcendental when taken together.

These guys can spark so many emotions in you while at the same time they know how to entertain you. To say that Elephant 12 have can be classified into any one genre would be pretty stupid. This is the sound of a progressive band who knows what needs to be trimmed and what enhances their unique sound.

“Sold Out” is an amazing modern-rock Ep, and a wonderful addition to Elephant 12’s diverse catalog of exciting music!

elephant12-profile

OFFICIAL LINKS & WEBSITES:

Artist Website

Album Stream/Download

Facebook

Twitter

About The Author

Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.