Infectious Rhythm: “Silhouette” – a steady impacting beat, retro analogue sounding synths

I’ve always loved Infectious Rhythm since I first him about a year back with “Daydreams”. To be quite honest, I think the good thing about this independent electronic music producer is that he is consistent. He doesn’t have songs that repeat or sound the same, or at least, I don’t think so. I think what he does is adhere to a certain theme in each release, with a great level of creativity that becomes apparent the more you listen to it. I like it because it shows me that this artist knows who he is are and he knows the

Knowshun: “Dedicated (Remix)” – imaginative rhymes in a mix of street and fantasy!

Knowshun is a lyricist and producer from Chicago, IL. The rap/hip-hop artist’s latest project, a music video for his single “Dedicated (Remix)” was based on a nightmare the artist had the night before the video shoot. The cinematic music video explores dark themes of purgatory, a spirit in limbo and battling against dark forces. Gripping imagery of shadowy figures permeate the video. “Dedicated (Remix)” is featured on the mixtape “Lyrical Fire Episode Two: Liquid Napalm” written and performed by Knowshun, produced by Credit Ninja B. The original track was by MF Doom & MF Grimm. The music video was shot,

Keys And Vices: “Chronic Nostalgia” can rock the socks off of any audience!

Keys And Vices are something of a Trojan horse. Hidden within the confines of a band with a cryptic name and fronted by a deceptively talented lady is a power-trio that can rock the socks off of any audience and probably any band they share a bill with. Stacked with massive riffs and sweet hooks, their “Chronic Nostalgia” is a monumental step in their recording career. With beefy production that highlights the tight dynamic between front-lady Jennifer Valdez (Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Lyrics), bassist Kevin McCarty and drummer Kris Ayala, the band’s first full-length offering packs enough punch to dominate modern

Brady Novotny: “Passions Collide” is a skilled expression of his dazzling compositions

During the early to mid-seventies is when the guitar maestros were coming out. John McLaughlin and Al Dimeola, were at the top in my book of guitarists. The mixed both electric and acoustic guitar virtuosity with equal ease. Rock, Jazz, Fusion and Flamenco abounded flavors abounded on their releases showcasing a 360° vision of the guitar as a lead instrument. Brady Novotny who started playing the guitar at the age of 10, is pretty much cut of the same cloth, and on his latest album, “Passions Collide”, he even includes a vocal track featuring his wife, Jennifer. Inspired by Randy

Tohi: “Out The Box” – emotional music you can chill or groove to!

Tohi is a rap artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He started his musical career as the first Persian rapper at the age of 13. He was forced to perform illegally in his native Tehran, where rap has been banned. In order to chase his dreams, Tohi located to Dubai for two years where he was able to create music openly, followed by a move to London. As he continued to build his career Tohi performed at major venues such as Barclaycard Arena Hamburg and The Global Arena Stockholm and HMV Forum London O2 and won awards, including Best

Bearzerk – An executive music team with a proven track record

Music management teams really are the industry’s Swiss Army knife. They can really transform careers. Where there’s a special artist, chances are there’s a special collective behind them, plotting moves behind the scenes. The best of the bunch tend to connect dots swiftly, think outside the box without losing sight of the little things, and, above all else, maintain a degree of close affinity and proximity to the artist and the music business itself. Music management companies exist to protect and nurture the business and creative interests of those they work with. It takes one set of skills to help

Exit 22 Music: “Just As You Are” has cracked the code for the modern music world

Barely a few months after the release of their previous single, Exit 22 Music and Chris Calamera are back with the new record “Just As You Are”. And it seems like the only rule of the New York City-based project is: there are no rules. They are mixing genres and experimenting with different styles and the result is the unique sound of Exit 22. Whenever the Calamera project drops a new release my expectations are extremely high. The song starts off slow and soulfully, and then loads itself with energy. The female vocals, as always, has never sounded so strong.

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean: “Lost & Found” – absolutely compelling!

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean have released their latest collaboration single, “Lost & Found”. The two are no strangers to each other, having worked together on the multi-nominated, and award-winning track, “The Letting Go” with Levi Moore. Michael and Natalie also joined forces on Josie Award nominated track “Please Don’t”, as well as the 2017 single “Alive”. Michael Peloso is a New Jersey-based lyricist/songwriter who writes undeniably touching, honest lyrics with a sense of simplicity that are uniquely all his own. Natalie Jean is has achieved recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performs in English,

Deane Nesbitt Jr. – “Soundtracks in the Sand” – The meticulous sculpting of soundscapes

Although Deane Nesbitt Jr. has composed music for years, he does not read music. His unique background consists of practicing law for 16 years, co-founding an investment management company and writing an illustrated history of a 1912 investment bank. Deane’s music has been aired on more than 300 radio stations across America and Canada. His recent CD, “Music in Search of a Movie”, won the Philby Award in the United States for being one of the top 100 music CDs of 2015 and the Best Dramatic Music of the year. The album ranked on five CMJ charts for New World

ROSABEL: “The Album” – Compositions of the highest quality

ROSABEL the DJ duo consisting of Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera met in 1989 during the Winter Music Conference in Miami. For the better part of 25 years the two have been generating dance hits, and more recently, tag-team DJing for the masses around the globe. They dropped their first creation in 1994, with “La Puta” released via Groovilious, a part of Strictly Rhythm records out of New York. The continued dropping independent releases and filling floors each summer on Tommy Boy Records/NYC, and have since, officially remixed such artists as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Katy Perry, Cher, Gloria

LiJames The Chosen: “For The Love Of Music” – Free Your Mind and Move Your Behind!

On January 28th Lisa, The mother to LiJames The Chosen gave birth to one of the music industry’s most respected Rap Artists. As a kid, LiJames would sit by his mother’s radio while she cooked and he would jot down the lyrics to 2Pac’s song “Dear Mama”. Even if you ask LiJames today, he still thinks “Dear Mama” is 2Pac’s best song ever!

Born and raised in Queens, LiJames lived on 169th Street and 88ave with his Mother and his younger brother Darious. As some people may not know, “The Chosen” is LiJames’ real middle name. It was given to him by his mother to give him a purpose in life and that purpose was to be the first to succeed in his family. So, at a young age he would just stand outside of ciphers and listen to the older dudes on the block freestyle.

It’s difficult for well-meaning, open-minded individuals to embrace current hip-hop music, because so much of it is shallow and insulting to the intelligence. As much as we’d like to ignore the sentiments and just nod and groove to the beat, it’s often impossible to separate the medium from the message.

For those who find in hip-hop music the potential for mass communication, but grow tired of machismo and casual sexism; try LiJames The Chosen“For The Love Of Music” mixtape.” It’s an intelligent, deeply soulful, and uplifting recording that will both free your mind and move your behind!

Taking inspiration from many factual events about modern slavery, discrimination, and corporate domination on wealth and equality, the lyrics are the main attraction on this mixtape, no matter how good the music is. As a rapper, LiJames is unique, with a rhythmic flow and creative use of words; he uplifts and investigates and only insults when understandably necessary. His songs are filled with positive images and intelligent solicitation as he calls for social reform and solidarity within the global community.

LiJames The Chosen’s grooves slide along with authentic samples and organic beats. Musically, “For The Love Of Music” is a total treat. This mixtape molds an inkling of Jazz, R&B, Soul power, heavy beats and heartfelt rhymes into a creative and ingenious masterpiece. The fourteen tracks included here, take you on a thorough and compassionate ride through questions, ghettos, social issues, unlawful persecution, love and family.

Standout tracks that will undoubtedly capture your attention are: “What A Shame”, “Looking Out My Window”, “Child Slavery”, “I’ll Get By ft. Ky’Vion”, “Knowledge Is Power” and “Aint No Boss ft. Kay’Vion”. In an industry ruled by materialistic rap artists, LiJames The Chosen offers a kick in the butt that returns us all to the true essence of hip hop music.

If you like your hip-hop ear-friendly but not boring, resourceful but not copycat, utterly appealing but certainly not lame mainstream, then LiJames The Chosen may just be the answer. Musically inventive and lyrically thought-provoking, “For The Love Of Music” is the sort of charming genre-consolidating classic that comes once every few years. It’s a joy to listen to and evokes great feelings of empathy with every spin.

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