North Carolina Jimmy Bones Releases his first major Single worldwide

From River Head, Long Island, NY by way of Elizabeth City NC emerges Jimmy Bones and his long awaited Single, “Goin In” Feat. Ms. B now available on ITunes, Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and Google Music worldwide Jimmy Bones is Goin In, all the way in with this first major Single release. Signed to Indie Label, out of Muncie, Indiana, G.I. Records LLC, a label that is known for breaking artists, from Indie to Major, one hit at a time. Jimmy Bones lives the life that he writes and raps about; his music is his blood. The Hip Hop Rap

Myja display a very specific amount of fearlessness

Los Angeles, CA-based side project Myja featuring Michael Marquart and Jacob Bunton release their debut self-titled album on January 12th, 2018. The record was produced, engineered and mixed by Jason Elgin (Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, Collective Soul), at The Barn, Marquart’s studio in Malibu, CA. In today’s world of singles, short attention spans and immediate gratification, it goes against the grain to release a 10 track rock album. But then I guess that Myja are not a band to go along with the crowd. Let’s face it: Being a classic rock band in 2018 requires a very specific

Andrew Gerard: “Run Away With Me” – This album has much to offer listeners

Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter Andrew Gerard was born in Ottawa, and grew up on Vancouver Island. He is also known as Gerard The Hypnotist from the TV series Mindfreak with Criss Angel. Departing from TV and the world of magic after a car accident he rediscovered music while recovering. Discovered by LA Producer Ran Pink who produced his “Two Birds” recording at Fonogenic Records in LA, Andrew has just released his brand new full-length album “Run Away With Me”. Two songs on the album – the titular track and “Miracles” was produced by Danny Craig, while “Shine” and “Rewind”

NOAH ARCHANGEL & THE BAND OF THE HAWK – “THE MASCHINE WARS: SONGS OF SOLOMON”

The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon is a journey more complex and original, yet more accessible than anything Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk may have released before it. The fact that it exists at all is testament to the projects perseverance, raw talent, and prophetic direction with which Noah Archangel, King Aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra Aka Houey Freeman Fka Ashtonomics, P.ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam steer the good ship Band of the Hawk aka BOHUP, to the richest musical waters; plucking out those worth bringing along on their musical voyage and creating records greater than the

Interview: Miles Casella Getting ready for Live Show in new Orleans!

Miles Casella is a Hip-Hop artist from Baton Rouge, LA, who has released several projects under different aliases since 2014. Miles blends Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Blues to create his own eclectic style. He has just released his album “The Sidewalk Flower” which illustrates the view of a small-town kid caught up in the city life. Apparently many of the recordings used for this album were recorded curbside. Miles Casella has an upcoming show on January 21st, 2018 at The Willow Uptown in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shows starts at: 6:30pm – Tickets are $12.00 dollars each. This will be the second

Esteban Alvarez: “Piano meets Mariachi” ft. El Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán – sophisticated and ambitious

Esteban Alvarez is an award-winning pianist and composer, originally from San José, Costa Rica. Ever since relocating to Texas USA to study music, his priority and goal has been to bridge cultures through my music. His idea was to bring the noble elegance of the piano together with the folkloristic vibrancy of the Mariachi. Hence he launched the album project entitled “Piano meets Mariachi”, which became a reality in 2017. The resulting recording features eight tracks and a 15-piece Mariachi band – El Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, known as one of the best bands of their genre. The collective represents a

T.C. Crosser: “The Book of Arius – Act I” – versatility, sensitivity, and humility

After years of composing, playing and producing indie and punk, pianist T.C. Crosser moved towards combining chamber strings and rock/pop to tell narrative stories with instrumental music. The composer has also scored music for commercials (such as Microsoft), television (such as Visionaries: Inside The Creative Mind), and performance art companies (such as Leslie Seiters Dance). His latest release, “The Book of Arius – Act I”, is a four movement narrative for string quartet which explores three distinct points in T.C. Crosser life. The recording was done using a 14 mic array for the string quartet and then processed through a

Collegians: “Black Mass” – a hardline anti-establishment stance

Collegians occupy a unique place among the constellation of alternative rock acts that have emerged in the last few years. They seem as interested in the pop half of that portmanteau, while still creating a progressive hard-hitting swamp that sprouts elements of rock, electronic, and proto-industrial acts. It’s an admirable path to travel, as a lesser band would just as easily replicate the sounds of mainstream radio or the genre’s past successes. Instead, Glenn Patrick (Vocal, Guitar), Gerry Leigh (Guitar, Vocals), James Leigh (Keyboard, Bass) and Vince Leigh (Drums) have made moves to maintain their path of sonic evolution which they started with their stunning, critically acclaimed

Amaal: “Need It Too” – The chorus is incredibly catchy, latching upon the first listen

Amaal is a pop singer from Washington D.C. who has struggled with chronic pain and depression for years, and music has been a key in relief of his symptoms. He has been studying and performing music since he was 4 years old, and started taking singing lessons as he gravitated towards pop and jazz at fourteen. “Need It Too”, Amaal’s latest single makes the statement it needs to. The newcomer’s distinctive voice cuts through the melody sliding up and down the scales and packed with soul. From this point on he’s definitely on a winning streak as he impresses with his

Roubix: “Girls” – bolstered by the steady pulse of electro music

Synth-pop artist Roubix, who started his career in 2011, is still something of an enigma in the underground music business. Owned by two record companies, his identity has never been confirmed. The artist who performs live and records his music between Stockholm, Sweden and London, had a stint in the United Kingdom selections for 2014 Eurovision contest, and will apparently again be up for representing the UK in Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal with his brand new song “Girls”. Roubix’s sound has expanded its horizons. That audible love of the 80s is still present, but the synths are bolstered by

ÉchangeÉquivalent: ‘DIVERSITY’ -A Joy To The Ears

ÉchangeÉquivalent has been making music for about 3 -4 years. He began with FL Studio and it’s been 1 year a half that he has been using Logic. ÉchangeÉquivalent has also been playing the drums for three years, while he has self-taught himself the guitar and little piano. ÉchangeÉquivalent is also preparing to go to the Tech Music School of London next year for the “Music Production” course, in order to further develop his skills.

ÉchangeÉquivalent says that his interest in music started when he was around 10 or eleven years old. “I was zapping TV and I froze when I saw the Live of Late Registration by Kanye West. The song was Heard em Say. Then Kanye brought me to some good music, especially John Legend and Common. From Common I moved on to JayDilla, who in turn lead me to Old School Hip-Hop /Abstract Hip-Hop. Thanks to Hip-hop samples, I was taken to Soul (Sly and the Family Stone, The Temptations and Bill Withers etc.), then to Jazz (Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Yusef Latef and Ahmad Jamal), from there it was on towards funk and so on.”

“It was then that I discovered TripHop with Nujabes, Jazztronik, Uyama Hiroto, and that experience was really intense. And now I’m discovering electro!” continues ÉchangeÉquivalent.

In fact the mixtape DIVERSITY has all these elements thrown in, to complete a work that is obviously more eclectic than cohesive. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, the first thing to do when approaching this mixtape is to forget about trip-hop and all the associations it carries. ÉchangeÉquivalent’s drums stay far away from a hip-hop swagger; rather than providing a backbone; these diverse rhythms stay on the edge with the rest of the music and add another ominous layer to the mix.

ÉchangeÉquivalent doesn’t add bass-driven undercurrents for cheap thrills; instead, he punches up the compression and keeps the sound trebly and brittle, giving the impression that everything is flying right at you even when the songs seem to be standing still. Indeed, the album wields an odd magnetic power that draws the listener into its disorienting abyss.

On DIVERSITY ÉchangeÉquivalent brings on the subdued beats, lush cinematic arrangements, voice loops, synth samples and real instruments, or rather everything that everyone loves about Trip-hop!

I won’t lie to you though. This album isn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea. There is a lot going on here, and if you prefer your music to be simple and straight-forward, this at times will seem like an impenetrable mesh wall to you. But for those who enjoy their sounds a little more complex, this is a joy to the ears, with there always being something new to pull out of the mix.

DIVERSITY is haunting, arresting, at times beautiful and at other times scary, but always courageous in its approach. You have to listen to it more than once to get under its skin, and picking out individual tracks is not suggested, as this album should be enjoyed in its entirety. Though I personally did appreciate the melodic tracks like “Can’t Move”, “Fly” and “Goodnight” a touch more than the others.

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