Lord Conrad: “Fight Till The End”- ready to wow clubbers!

Italian DJ, producer and model Lord Conrad has been taking the dance and pop fraternity by storm – first with the single ‘Touch the Sky’, and then with the follow-up “Day After Day”. Not satisfied, Lord Conrad burst forward with another power pop release recently, entitled “1 Minute”. And just to show that he is a man on a mission, he bounces right back with a brand new track – “Fight Till The End”. So, what does he have to offer with his new release? An insane beat to smash dance-floors. He is ready to wow clubbers with his flawless

Shaun Jacobs: “Rollin’” formulates a gritty chart-topping sound

started out playing drums at a very young age, but it was only when he turned 15 and his older brother thought it would be good for him to learn more than one instrument that his love for guitar, singing and songwriting was born. Growing up in a family where his dad was an opera singer and his brothers’ able musical craftsmen as well, Shaun soon started writing, recording and producing his own music. It wasn’t long before the South African artist gained traction in his home country, winning the SAMA 2014 Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, as well

Samplified: Extensive high quality sample libraries

You’ve written a killer song. The lyrics and music are flowing but there’s just something missing. Maybe it’s a guitar strum, riff or pluck. It could be a thumping bassline or some shimmering keys. More often than not, it’s a groovy drum beat. You know that any these would be the perfect complement to your newly written potential hit, but how can you get that sound for your song? If you’re a beginner, it’s a tough ride to create that professional recording sound at home. On the other hand, if you’re a professional you’re usually hard pushed for time to

All Atomic – metaphysics melds with the spirit of dance

DJ/Producer All Atomic, from Bristol United Kingdom, grew up around music and was mixing tunes at nine years old and was soon deejaying at illegal raves. His music is a fusion of his influences: “You have to have an open mind when making music,” says All Atomic. “Let the music guide you, it will tell you what it needs you to do.” Persuaded by artist and producer Aniofades, All Atomic sent a demo to the Pink Dolphin Music Ltd label, and got signed up. A heap of well-received releases followed, with the producer bringing his classically unique sound to the

NothingDark: “Tragicomedy” sees the band at their most lucid, melodically and rhythmically

NothingDark is a 3-piece from Montreal Canada, formed in 2018. Its members, made up of Nack Jicholson (Vocals, guitars, synth), Roxanne Miller (Bass, backing vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums, percussion) are inspired by 80’s synth pop and rock. Nack & Matt handle all recording, mixing, and production in the band’s well-equipped Montreal studio. “Tragicomedy” is their 2nd EP, while work on the third and fourth installments are already underway. For any of you synth lovers out there, this is the record to get, though there is plenty of guitar too. NothingDark is a band that will take you to places

aVIE: “Chutney Chasers” – a living, breathing organism that mutates and grows

“Chutney Chasers” is just one volume of aVIE’s upcoming project, aVIEonearth, which documents a common man’s life on Earth. Each part of the project that he releases will explore its own world of emotions.  As it relates to R&B, this is music of the future, steeped in the rhythms and sonics of the today, ingeniously invented for a 21st century audience. It will surely be appreciated by your ears, and you’ll find that after giving this a spin, it has in many ways changed your conception of R&B and music overall. A Classic. This dark and experimental urban recording, refined

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Tommy Francisco Releases His Debut EP “Eight23”

On September 7th Tommy Francisco, born and raised in Austin Texas, released his debut Ep “Eight23”. This Ep has generated a major buzz and several songs (“Show Up” “Crush” and “Vibez”) have been featured on Spotify Playlists. Eight23 has a tropical sound that includes inspiration from Dancehall/Afropop and Rnb/Hiphop. There are 5 songs on this Ep that flow cohesively.  MORE ABOUT: Tommy Francisco is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Austin, Texas. Tommy was raised in the inner city of Austin and has overcome a slew of trials and tribulations on his journey of becoming a recording artist. At

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BlowinMaddTrees are the kind of rappers you want to hang out with. They’re chilled out guys who usually rhyme about what they love most: hedonistic experiences and the finest Kush. They’ll probably never reach mainstream status, but they seem to like it that way. Their introspective and sometimes unabashed lyrics coupled with their mischievous grins, make them likable rap everymen. Uprooted from Texas to Colorado, BlowinMaddTrees is made of Johhnie Blaze’d & Jay Deezl, aka TheDankestDuo. The duo states that this single means a lot to them, because it is the first track they have done together in over 3

Hip-hop and Soul Artist ‘Plan’ Set to Release his E.P, “Expresso” Later this Year

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Schooldrivers: “Theronation” Achieves Something Most Bands Wished They Could…

Rock band, the Schooldrivers, hail from Athens – Greece, and comprise of lead vocalist Kay Darens, Nico Boneli on Lead Guitar, AJ Anasto on bass and background vocals, as well as Vl@hos on drums and Marpi on Keyboards. On unraveling the story behind their upcoming album release, “Theronation” we discovered that the album campaign on Indiegogo was completely funded 20 days earlier than the predetermined deadline.

Other noteworthy facts about the Schooldrivers, include the fact that the band uses vinyl as a form of expression and as its main media vehicle. The album will have will have global distribution from10 January 2014. The band has also played over 200 gigs so far and have starred on the 1st Greek Rockumentary on MTV GREECE called The Band Project, and are considered a modern rock pioneer in Greece.

My rock roots go back to the 70s and ’80s, but I still like to look for quality rock bands in the modern day. The Schooldrivers is one of those bands and their album is everything I like to hear in a modern day rock album–walls of guitars, strong melodies, powerful singing, and a variety of tempos. The Schooldrivers accomplishes all of that in their latest epic album.

From monster tracks like “Roll The Dice”, “Ol Johnny” or “Sex Drive” to the beautiful heartfelt power ballad that closes the album “Alone”, the quality is there. Just about every track has energy, attitude, and passion. My favorites being the tempo-layered, “Gotta Give” and the acoustic-driven “Incantation”. All throughout, the mesmerizing vocals supplied by Kay Darens, sits somewhere between the addictive growling of Jon BonJovi and the high reaching power of Kleis Meine (The Scorpions), which completely hypnotizes my ears!

The key to any rock band is the lead vocals, no matter how good the instrumentation is. The vocalist can make or break an even great band. This has always being the unspoken rule. The Schooldrivers absolutely don’t break that rule. Their vocals soar above the rest, which gives them another added edge within their genre.

The Schooldrivers achieve something most bands wished they could. They just play rock music! They are here to rock their hearts out, and certainly the songs on display on “Theronation” are pure evidence of that fact. They bring elements of alternative metal, hard rock, and some grunge into a volatile mixture that will certainly please most rock fans.

This album is a prime example of what a modern rock band should be; dynamic and not static, with all members of the band, greatly contributing to the music. Not one song on this album is bland, boring, uninspired or forgettable. Like almost everything else in this world, it’s probably the endless hours of work behind “Theronation” that make it seamless. There’s an inherent balance to the music; the even parts of grit and grace, the powerful lyrics and the skilled musicians, which crafts one of the better rock sounds of this year.

If you’re a fan of any kind of rock, than “Theronation” by the Schooldrivers is totally for you. Almost every song is flawless, with epic choruses and intoxicating rhythms and melodies.

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