Cymbalik – “A New Positive”- the alchemical combination of quality, creativity, and alluring empathy

There are a lot of new producers that are coming to the scene this years, and some that have been in the game for a while, but few are as exciting has Cymbalik AKA Jose Serpas who hails out of Denver, CO. If you’re a part of the people who don’t know who Cymbalik is just yet, then expect him to be all over your music queue in the next couple of years. With his crazy beats and smooth melodies it’s expected that he makes some big jumps in the industry very soon. Cymbalik works with modern day techniques while

Best friends in New York City make dope a hip-hop song during quarantine and are donating ALL proceeds to charity

The producer Christos “XOS” Angelidis created the instrumental for the record “ICE COLD” while recovering from the sever virus COVID-19 in his Queens, New York home. His close friend and colleague, Laquan “REVL TVLK” Priester, from Brooklyn, New York, now living in Los Angeles, wrote the lyrics and rapped over the song. “ICE COLD” is a result of the inspiration being based from the cold winter months of New York City. Furthermore, the duo – being from New York City, the U.S. epicenter of the outbreak – has experienced firsthand the devastation of the virus. XOS lost four coworkers as

Steve Sperandeo – “Contagious Emotions” – intimate storytelling that inebriates the senses

Like all works of music, there are always going to be some you absolutely love and some you only like. “Contagious Emotions” by Steve Sperandeo one is going on the absolute love list. Steve has added some jazzy, bluesy touches in this album, while maintaining a soft organic-rock style made of elegant guitar work and graceful melody. It’s a masterful blend by a thoughtful musician. But be forewarned, Steve’s music needs more than a single playing to fully savor its nuances. So grab a drink of your choice, sit back and enjoy the storytelling as Steve Sperandeo delivers 11 unhurried

Heistheartist – “Boom” (Love Version) – transposes crystal-clear artistry through spiritual glistening

Heistheartist is an American Christian singer-songwriter from Central Islip, NY. Formerly a secular neo-soul singer signed to Bentley Records under his biological name LeeMann Bassey, Heistheartist discovered that his true calling was with the Lord, after hearing an inspiring sermon by TD Jakes online one day. That day he was inspired to teach the world about the Lord like TD Jakes did with his Sermon, but through music. The song “Boom” – a song that mixes sensuality with religion – is actually based on a dream that Heistheartist had one night, in which he had relations with an angel. “Boom”

Bobby Royale – “Live Jazz at Staarsound” – There is an artistic quality in the music that cannot be overlooked

Some see hip-hop and jazz as an unholy alliance, maybe even the vulgarization of jazz. But other musicians see the genre-melding as a positive development. Every so often, in some corner of the globe in fact, you’ll find a handful of jazz musicians experimenting with jazz and hip-hop hybrids. In some ways the musical connection would seem inevitable. After all, early gospel, blues and jazz employed call-and-response cadences dealing with the same themes prevalent in hip-hop today. For some, though, the similarities end there. Straight ahead jazz musicians who have had their music sampled appreciate their work being exposed to

J.Drive – “Untitled” showers the auditory canvas with musical ideas

Hailing from the inner city of Youngstown, Ohio’s Southside, Jessie “J.Drive” grew up in a small apartment in a violent neighborhood without his natural mother or father.  At a very young age he realized that his natural affinity for basketball and Hip-hop music would become the tools necessary to pave his way to a more comfortable lifestyle.  Despite the tragic events that ended his hoop dreams, Jessie’s understanding of what it takes to make the best of his gifts regardless of circumstances is what has brought him thus far. Currently he is pushing his latest single called “Untitled”. In his

“Millions” shows off how talented and self-assured DboySlim is!

“Millions”, the track by DboySlim, has an incendiary takeoff, wasting zero time to underscore the necessary sense of urgency through a compacted sonic boom and a room full of booty. The backdrop is made of a dynamic piano loop, skittering hi-hats, and twisting synths, while the rapper updates his dance-swaying lyricism. DboySlim is impressive to say the least, while the track absolutely bumps. He creates an intense atmosphere that makes you want to jump around and groove. “Millions” shows off how talented and self-assured DboySlim is, and how he can probably live up to any hype you want to put

Andree Cassielll – “Alimento” – a universality that makes him a perfect fit for the modern era!

The Mexico City native, Andree Cassielll, possesses a down-to-earth humility in his vocal tone that makes his storytelling raps feel like they’re always coming from a place of truth over fiction. Considering the producer and artist, predominantly sings and raps in Spanish, which I cannot understand, that’s an impressive feat. The trap-inspired beats flicker in and out as Andree becomes more invested in his storytelling, and it truly feels like you’re on the phone with a rambling friend. He’s a poet, capable of transporting you somewhere otherworldly with his sound. His music has a genuine fluidity, and if he continues

EH – “Mirrors” lets it fly with the fret-board work to thoroughly rock you!

Baltimore rock guitar ace EH reaffirms his top-of-the-heap status on his new 7 track album “Mirrors”. It’s a superlative set of new music full of tightly-written, engaging instrumentals that don’t need a singer up front to rock hard and hold your attention. This type of writing is EH’s trademark, and is one of the main reasons he will develop a audience. While many other technically-proficient rock guitarists mainly play for other guitar players, EH seems to play for the people. He relies less on continuous shredding and more, on dynamically impacting riffs. EH gets us going with his opening track, “Pounding

Boonie Mayfield – “While Black (Red Light, Blue Light, E’s and R’s)” – sentiments nurtured by a history of prejudice

Solomon Vaughn aka Boonie Mayfield has always traded dazzlingly intricate verses, intellectual thoughts and propulsive rhymes, over inventive, nonlinear productions, and his latest release “While Black (Red Light, Blue Light, E’s and R’s)” re-proposes that peerless aesthetic, while adding an ulterior dose of consciousness, and reinforcing his hard-won authenticity. “This song is a 2-part storyteller based on some of my personal experiences with racism; from getting racially profiled by police, dealing with stereotypes while dating and the ugly side of interacting on social media,” explained Boonie. “I was inspired to display some of the scenarios I’ve gone through on a

Jael: “Great Expectations” Focuses On Lyric-Driven Sensibilities

Jael began playing music of his own in 1971 in Canada at the ripe old age of 14. He got some serious attention playing live on a Texas gospel radio show in 1976 and went on to play over 200 concerts a year for the next 5 years. In 1978 he released his first LP with the band Preflyte on an indie label with sales in 8 countries.

Jael is a truly international artist, born with both US and Canadian citizenship’s and living and working in several other countries as well. He has spent time in Mexico, Colombia SA, and working with a number of Latin artists from Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and Argentina.

His imprint is on over 30 albums and 1500 songs.  He has had a platinum record award as recently as 2011 and at one point in time had a song charting between Billy Joel and John Lennon. He has teamed up with and released recordings with gold selling artists and been covered by over a dozen other musicians.  So with credentials like that you’d expect to know and anticipate his latest release right?  Have you actually even heard of Jael?

Jael has released his 2013 album, Great Expectations, consisting of ten tracks plus 3 bonus songs. Jael’s Americana sound resonates in these tracks, but the over 30-year-active artist isn’t afraid to strip down and focus his own lyric-driven sensibilities. The result is a refreshingly mature sound that is bound to win Jael new fans without alienating die-hards of his immense catalog.

Jael has worked the trail long enough to know that true messages don’t have to beat the listener over the head to get its point across, tracks like the bluesy “Don’t Give Up” and the acoustic driven “You’re Really Ok” are sobering and heartfelt. I downloaded this album two days ago and have been listening to it non-stop. Best tracks: “On Purpose,” “Giver,” “It Carries You,” and “Above The World.”

The grit and soul coupled with the addictive pop and rock sensibilities rooted in his characteristic blues and country-rock sound make almost all the songs on Great Expectations essential listening. Listen closer and the songs will slowly unfold themselves.

All you have to do is listen to the first three songs to know that this album is something special, potentially his best work ever. As Jael has aged, his music has become more searching, yet relaxed.

Love, hate, social injustice, and faith; Jael covers it all. He delivers a powerful yet simple record where the sentiments expressed are right on target. Jael is one of the few artists out there who can bring simple, meaningful lyrics and insert them with music that covers a wide spectrum of pure uncontaminated sounds. He’s put together an album that sounds true to his roots and yet it’s extremely fresh. Great song writing, great lyrics; Jael tells it like it is. Life is not always all smiles and laughter.

On this album, the overall atmosphere remains the same all along, there is no radical break in the mood, which is awesome, because a different kind of song thrown in there, would take away from the other tracks. Great Expectations is basically a series of short realistic tales about life, love, hope and faith. It is at times melancholic but overall it is a deep, warm album that will sink into the marrow of your bones. There are also bonus cuts added to increase your listening pleasure. What more could you ask from an album?

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