Franco Esteve: “The Hunt” – a backdrop to life itself

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Plastic DJ: “Giving Up” – Truly euphoric, refreshing and atmospheric!

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One Step From Everywhere: “Somewhere in Between” – an insistent rhythmic thrust, adorned with fiery guitar work, and soaring vocals

One Step From Everywhere is a Seattle based band that does not limit themselves to genre or style. Primarily a rock band, with a passion for playing live, they are not afraid to add shades of any style that may strike a chord within them.  Their album, “Somewhere In Between”, is a full and complete artistic statement that can function equally well as an introduction to and summation of the varied strengths of this band. The production and engineering also aids immeasurably in this regard. The sumptuous mixes place the listener deep within the instrumental interplay of a band whose

Kingdom Atlas: “Severe Spheres” – ripping rock combined with lucid moments of intense and beautiful melody

Kingdom Atlas is a Georgia-based hard rock band that was originally launched as Rising Tide in 2013by, Grant Purvis with friends Nick Blake and Adam Chiarella while studying music with them at Georgia Southern University. The lineup of Purvis (vocals, guitars) and Blake (guitars, keyboards), along with Devin Ruiz (bass), Aaron Coburn (drums) and Cody Barber who replaced Chiarella as lead guitarist in 2015, was stable until the groups disbanded in 2017 due to schedule conflicts and some members graduating. In 2018, Purvis, Blake, Coburn, and Barber reformed with the new name Kingdom Atlas to record their debut album “Severe

Tiaday Ball drops two new singles – “Current” and “Good To You”

Tiaday Ball has released two follow up singles to her first release “Favors”. The songs “Current” and “Good To You”, are both now available anywhere you get digital music from. Tiaday stated: “R&B has been the foundation of my life in music since I can remember. Gospel, soul and R&B were always playing in the house or being sung by my father who was also a singer and he loved Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, etc. One of the first songs I ever learned how to REALLY train singing along to was “A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway.

DAV!D&CLARA: “Repair” – rugged and intense!

The man and machine duo of DAV!D (David Castillo) and his computer CLARA, better known as DAV!D&CLARA, are back with a new single in 2019, called “Repair”. The track is taken from the upcoming album, “CONFESSIONS OF THE MACHINE” to be released early 2020. Much of this latest single displays a minimalist, almost survivalist element, as if every movement, gesture, and note is conserved and used for maximum effect. DAV!D’s songwriting principle seems to be “less is more”, a sentiment CLARA seems to adhere to perfectly. Together they have an artistic sensibility that’s far from common. The song is based

Catch up with Boston based group Urban Lights Band

Boston, MA based Urban Lights Band is an eclectic group of musicians and artists who harness the power of all styles of music to create unforgettable experiences. They are seasoned professionals committed to providing quality musical showcases that bring various audiences together. Their global mission is simple; aspire to inspire! If you are in the Boston area you can find them at:  May 25th 2019 – Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen- Boston, MA June 20th, 2019 – The Milky Way – Jamaica Plain June 21st 2019 -The Middle East Night Club (Corner Room) – Cambridge, MA Hook up with Urban

Royal: “Letter To Cecil” narrates his hardships, his grind and his contributions

Royal is a hip hop artist who currently resides in Hockessin, Delaware. He understands the importance of giving back and he performs at dozens of middle schools and high schools. In the past, he has donated the proceeds from concerts and albums entirely to the community, spreading his generosity to the surrounding neighborhoods. Royal has performed alongside artists such as Waka Flocka, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, YG, and Tory Lanez. His latest project is the single, “Letter To Cecil”. Here Royal seems to be hungrier than ever and is out to remind hip-hop of the abilities that should eventually bring

‘The World We Live In’ EP by ‘Redford’ is Out Now on Glasstone Records

Simon Ratcliffe (BASEMENT JAXX): “Redford have a unique fresh and lush sound with strong heartfelt songs, gorgeous melodies – not to mention superb musicianship.” Mastered by Greg Brooker (Dejstil feat Peter Hook – Joy Division / New Order, You Love Her Coz She’s Dead, Micky Diana) Polish indie-rockers Redford have announced their arrival with a brand new single, cinematic video clip and a new Ep on Glasstone Records. The new Ep The World We Live In is on streaming platforms now, and you can watch the video for the single To The Morning below on YouTube.  With a brand

Iskar D’Abrel: “Ruins of You” – a compelling musical depth

Perhaps Iskar D’Abrel’s only misfortune is releasing his music at the wrong time.  Had he dropped the track “Ruins of You” in the 70’s, 80’s or even early nineties, he surely would have been recognized universally along with other greats of those eras.  It was a time where artists were not defined by a specific genre and allowed to approach different styles of music with a creative freedom almost totally lost today. Iskar is a master of song construction.  No song in his catalog is just a repeat of parts.  Each song is its own story; each follows its own

Franciis Neptune’s Intriguing Production on “Hood Symphony” Sets an Exuberant Mood!

Jonathan Hardin aka Franciis Neptune is from Asbury Park/Neptune, NJ and has been producing music since the age of 16 years old. Always a lover of music he got his start under the name DJ Jonty while in college and now has formed into an international Producer/DJ exploring and blurring the lines of Hip-Hop, Electronic and Experimental music . Now Franciis Neptune presents a taste of his highly anticipated beat mix-tape “Hood Symphony”.

“You can’t have a show without practice, and right here is the mixtape/prequel (in one shot) for the “Hood Symphony” album. There are some snippets of the album in there and a whole lot of unreleased and unfinished material.”Franciis Neptune.

“Hood Symphony” is a piece of music with mesmerizing beats that you can vibe to at any time. This was one of the most unique albums I’ve heard in a long time. Based on this prequel, I would really recommend this album to any one that wants to listen to good instrumental music. Whether you’re looking for something to listen to while you’re working out or relaxing, this really sets the moment for any occasion. Franciis Neptune’s intriguing production on this album sets an exuberant mood that you can ride to and bang all day. It is even great for just chilling.

Franciis Neptune’s production style is very rhythmic but also harmonic and eclectic. The title pretty much sums it all up. “Hood Symphony” takes the listener on a journey through soundscapes and total utopia. This music could be classified as Hip Hop Instrumentals, but I truly believe it is more than that. It’s a revelation.

Franciis Neptune is not your average beat technician. His extraordinarily varied productions set him apart from those who focus on one type of beat or style of music. He has found his niche with hip hop, soul-touching grooves, and more abstract soundscapes.

This prequel is a wonderful concoction of blunted beats and hearty melodies. It reflects Neptune’s ability to induce feelings and evoke moods, as well as a flair for creating cuts to get toes tapping and dance floors moving.

“Hood Symphony” will probably be one those records that redefines what you think of as hip hop music. The way it mixes electronic music with hard drums, sound loops and basslines seems to be a brand new trend in hip hop. This however is one those albums that must be heard a few times over until you really comprehend what is going on.

This prequel to the album, while wrapping up in little less than an half-hour is a sonic explosion from left field, that. The samples that Neptune mixes in with his beats are surprising, as he is able to craft amazing songs out of complicated rhythms and breaks.

Overall, “Hood Symphony” is monstrous. It’s crazy, raw, gritty, and hard hitting on every track, but it’s a very versatile piece of work. No track sounds the same. It’s like a rollercoaster through Franciis Neptune’s mind.

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