THE BRKN RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “BE COOL” – DEBUT EP NO. 3 OUT NOW

THE BRKN RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “BE COOL” DEBUT EP NO. 3 OUT NOW BOTH AVAILABLE ON RIGHT BRAIN MUSIC GROUP/INGROOVES  The BRKN’s Jacob Cade – Guitar & Synth, Mike Bokenkamp -drums and MJ Younkers -guitar release new song and video for “Be Cool.” Stream it here: https://ingroov.es/be-cool. Taking a different direction from their 2019 debut release No. 3, The BRKN steps away from their infectious brand of pop-punk and deliver a more pop-rock sound with “Be Cool,” giving us a great summer rock song and perhaps a taste of what’s to come. The song is filled with

Dragg – “Letter To My Love” is the second single from the EP “L.i.T”

“Letter To My Love” is the second single from Dragg’s EP “L.i.T”, and features singer-songwriter Frya who recently wrote & performed the theme track for popular South African Netflix series “Blood And Water,” and is dedicated to whom Dragg describes as “the love of my life.” Dragg uses metaphors, double-entendres and cleverly crafted schemes, whilst Frya adds a powerful, heartfelt delivery guaranteed to keep R&B/Soul lovers captivated. With minimalistic production, an addictive keys chord progression and a sparse mix overall, emphasized by the reverb, “Letter To My Love” enables Dragg and Frya’s vocals to really  take center stage. Lawrence Sean

US-based Contemporary Christian band Pivotal Awakening Drop the Official Video for “Soulblind”

“Soulblind” is the debut song and first-ever music video by Pivotal Awakening, a US-based Contemporary Christian band. The band create encouraging and uplifting songs with engaging sounds and impactful themes. Here they lead the charge with another impressive arsenal of sweet soulful sounds and meaningful lyrics. It’s no surprise that their songs tend to captivate and excite listeners. Without reservation, “SoulBlind” kicks off on a surefooted organic note. The opening chords and drums launch the introduction of the song; the verse and chorus picks up with thoughtful but energetic drums, piano, and guitar. Mindi Odom on vocals leads the song,

Yeison Jimenez & Silvestre Dangond Present ‘Gracias a ti’

Yeison Jimenez & Silvestre Dangond The Greatest Exponents of Two Genres Defining Colombian Culture and Folklore Present ‘Gracias a ti’ Both music stars are joining forces to merge Vallenato with Colombian regional music, in a collaboration without comparison that promises to be an anthem for posterity. Yeison Jiménez, the greatest exponent of popular music in Colombia, and singer and instrumentalist Silvestre Dangond, who is considered one of the principal and greatest representatives of the new wave of the genre Vallenato, have joined forces to present “Gracias a ti”, a musical proposal that fuses Vallenato with regional Colombian music, as well

Playfio – ‘Nameless Man’ will take you on a unforgettable ride through time and space

In celebration of the upcoming release of Arcadian Resonance on 20th August by the alternative rock artist Playfio, they will be showcasing a brand new music video every Friday under the hashtag #ONEaWEEK – 16 videos in total, running  for 3 and half months.  Follow Playfio on Facebook to follow this epic stream of awe inspiring music video releases. Over the past two years since the debut release of ‘Arcadian Rhythm’ in 2018, Playfio has had the pleasure of working with some extremely talented creatives to create some jar dropping good videos. Four of these videos will precede the 20.08.20

MONOTRONIC RELEASES NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “KIDS OF SUMMER”

MONOTRONIC RELEASES NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “KIDS OF SUMMER” VIA THE ORCHARD WITH THREE MORE SINGLES SLATED TO BE RELEASED IN 2020. NEXT SINGLE “BUY YOURSELF A DREAM” OUT IN SEPTEMBER With danceable grooves, glaring riffs and chantable refrain, Monotronoc releases “Kids of Summer,” new song and video out now.  See The video here: https://youtu.be/zRxbcxowLEY  “It’s got an upbeat vibe that feels right for summer, but also speaks to the times, in terms of all the youth energy we are seeing out in the streets, which I think is leading to real change” explains Monotronic’s Ramsey Elkholy. Monotronic

Everything that makes Calvin Priice brilliant, is on full display here!

Set to drop his brand new “Bon Voyage” project, Calvin Priice has already proven with the release of last year’s “Pineapple Sunset” that they he as innovative as he is grounded in classic stylings – a well-oiled machine representative of the musical mastery at the heart of his rhythmic sound. One that remains a powerhouse of full-bodied grooves, dancefloor rhythms, technologically on-point composition, world-class vocal talent, and an expert pen game. Calvin’s versatility across all of his works proves the value of staying power and musical chops. “Bon Voyage” is touted to contain the singles “Amor Galactico”, “Sugar Honey Iced

Ali Doukali – “Smooth” has top tier flows and lyrics!

In the modern hip-hop and trap era, an artist like Ali Doukali is probably severely overlooked in hip-hop, when truthfully he has top tier flows and lyrics that put him above many of his peers. All through his song-list, Ali cements himself among the best, at creating hard-hitting, aggressive and catchy trap while telling vivid stories in the process. This legacy is continued on his latest single, “Smooth” as the listener is dragged down the deep well that is the rapper’s psyche, making for one of the grittiest tracks of the year. Recorded at ID Labs in Pittsburgh “Smooth” is

Bad Bikini – “Free” – puts the producers in league with their heroes

After hanging behind the scenes for the last couple of years and remixing artists like “The Love Theme, Short Wave Craft & “Disco Circus”, Bad Bikini release their Disco infused debut single “Free” on the Smokersblend record label, run by producer Dominic Owen (The Love Theme). There are a combination of sounds on this track but the overall feel is electronic disco. There are also plenty of moments for Bad Bikini to show an almost chill wave undertone – the spectral chords and tuneful flutes flourishing beautifully above the driving rhythm. The female harmonies keep the smoothness bumping, while a

Lakinni has narratives that are glowing red in her heart

Over the years Lakinni’s sound has evolved, grown and blossomed and each new song release, hears her defining her sound further with a mature and brassy delivery. Her concise catalog is a bold collection that hears her combining a winning sound of brash and confident pop-soul along with  vulnerable and croon worthy ballads. Note for note, Lakinni is a engaging storyteller. Her fearless intent is evident right from the start. Her single “Walking The Line” not only imprints the her spellbinding musical charm and ambition but alerts the listener to the damning but empowered thematic stretches present throughout her catalog’s

Cartographer is an Easy Listen, in that it Showcases a Great Band at their Best!

Brandon Covington (vocals) and Andy Gentile(drums) knew they were onto something special when first approached by the idea of Cartographer by Nick Morzov (guitar) in early 2012. Influenced by diverse rock groups ranging from Periphery and Avenged Sevenfold to Incubus, the three began writing tunes together in their North Hollywood studio. By spring 2012, they were ready to start making music and Cartographer was officially born.

I have much respect for bands that work outside the realm of normality. In a time where finding an album that you can truly love from start to finish, has become harder, Cartographer are a breath of fresh air. This is genre mashing at its finest. At its core, Cartographer is a powerhouse rock offering, that gives you everything you could ask for in a modern rock album:  piercing screams and melodic harmonies set to grinding riffs, deep bass rhythms, and pounding drums.

The album from start to finish has a perfect flow, and song order definitely sets that up. The opening track, “Confronting My Own Reality” is easily one of the most important; giving the listener a perfect idea of the different sounds to come. So perfect in fact that listening to a sample should make the decision-making process a breeze in grabbing this Ep.

This is a great Ep. Rock and melody laced with some electronic and dubstep influences. I urge everyone to give this a shot; I don’t think you will be disappointed. Cartographer rocks hard; plain and simple. Every aspect of this Ep is just amazing. From the headbang-worthy riffs to the parts where you find yourself screaming right along with Brandon without even realizing it, I’m hard-pressed to find a downside.

This entire Ep has a dark sound to it. But when ballads have a darker tone to them, it makes a much better ballad than a happier ballad in my opinion. The music in “To the Floor and out of Reach” is a contrast of uplifting melodies and dark chords. It works very well to my ears.

“Porcelain Doll” starts off with another dark sounding guitar riff. This song then erupts in to an epic melodic hard rocking verse! One thing I love about Cartographer is how easily they can blend heavy riffs, melodic guitar and piano parts together and then put soaring vocals on top! And the drums are great here as well.

“Paradox” is another heavier one! I love the opening to this song! The verse on this is actually the most melodic of the songs. It’s really good! The song then picks up in the pre-chorus with some heavier guitar layers and some gritty vocals. The chorus also has a fast, frantic guitar part going on underneath Brandon’s majestic vocals and Andy Gentile’s thumping drum rhythms.

This self-titled Ep by Cartographer really has the potential. Every song on it is amazing. The lyrics are outstanding, and you can tell the group put some really hard time and effort into these songs. These guys rock, the music, the lyrics, the total package.

Cartographer is an easy listen, in that it showcases a great band at their best, and that each song is just as strong as the one before it. Honestly, there is not one bad thing I can say about this album! Highly recommended for rock fans!

cartographer-profile

OFFICIAL LINKS & WEBSITES:

Artist Website

iTunes

Spotify

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

 

About The Author

Reply

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