Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

Signed to Big Top Entertainment L.L.C, along with the production team Cali 303, Luis Torres aka LU, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and engineer, born in the city of Guadalajara. He migrated with his parents at the age of one where his family settled in Colorado. Produced by Kxvi, LU’s debut single “Ride or Die”, also features R&B singers-songwriters, Omari Night and DazeOnEast. This is perfect melodic R&B/Pop record, as LU and his crew know melody, quickly laying down the narrative’s overriding tone: “Girl You Know that I am down for you, in the fire shooting rounds for you, ain’t no

Gabe Lopez – “End Of The Lost Summer” deserves top level recognition!

It is extremely rare to come across an artist like Gabe Lopez, who is poised, multi-talented, bold, self-confident yet humble – and surprisingly, one whose name you should already be very familiar with. The reasons are evident. Gabe Lopez is a Billboard Top 5 singer-songwriter and producer, who has produced and written recent music for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Twice, Key and other multi-platinum artists. He has also produced and written for Joey McIntyre, Charice, James Brown, The Other Two on Comedy Central, SHINee, Tae Yang, VeriVery, DreamNote, Gayme Show, American Idol finalists and

Jae’ Morrissa – “AWOL” and “Butterfly” will send chills up and down your spine

Born Ingrid Jasmin, professionally known as Jae’ Morrissa has gone from singing to patients and residents in hospitals and nursing facilities, to becoming a fast rising singing sensation in the music industry. She started singing at the young age of 3 years old, as her talents were nurtured through her Mother’s taste and love for music. Jae’Morrissa was also inspired and influenced by such artists as Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Minnie Rippleton, Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie. Her debut single “Just My Next Song”, is being considered as a Nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020, as well as a

Downtown Mystic – ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ – more than just a nostalgic listening experience!

One of the things Downtown Mystic notoriously excel at is masking emotional lyrics with upbeat, driving-with-the-windows-rolled-down kind of melodies. Their double-side single, ‘3-Way Heartbreak’, which also includes the track ‘Same Old Lover’, recorded in 1983, has all that and more. While for most other contemporary bands, it’s hard to recapture the real magic of rock n’ roll, for Robert Allen and his crew, this comes easy. They grew up during rock’s golden era, hence Downtown Mystic’s music lives up to the genre’s legacy, rather than just riding on its coattails. The ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ single, on the Sha-La Music, Inc. catalog,

P Bailey – “Change The World” – a lush blend of mid-tempo R&B and Soul

P Bailey has adorned our pages many times over the last few years, but just in case you missed it, we’ll fill you in again. Originally from the UK, Paul Bailey aka P Bailey grabbed his first musical influences from Motown and Muscle Shoals, as well as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Without any formal training, the 5 octave singer, developed his singing and writing style by listening to artists like, Ron Isley, Donny Hathaway, Luther Van dross, Prince and James Brown. Bailey had his first major break when Rick James sampled his track ‘Part time Lover’ for the sound

Mandalan and So Foreign Productions Launch Campaign For ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie Video

Mandalan is the music project of Los Angeles-based musician, songwriter and producer James Brennan. He produces a tropical house genre of dance/pop music with a dramatic sound including heavy drums and electronic elements. Together with So Foreign Productions, Mandalan is creating a music video experience for his new dance single ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie, which you can be part of. On PATREON, they have launched a campaign inviting Patrons to be part of an upcoming official music video for the song. Supporters will receive a digital download of the song along with credits in the music video. They will also

Sofi Maeda – “ASHITA” bursts with sound and energy!

Sofi Maeda was born in Takamatsu, Japan. The alternative pop-punk starlet has been doing music seriously since 2016. She has released the album “You Know Me Well” in 2017 and has followed up with a series of successful singles. She has won singing as well as song contests, and has performed on the Red Square in Moscow, at the festival in Gorky Park, as well as concerts in Depo, Live Stars, San Diego, Glastonbury and many more. This year Sofi has dropped 3 singles so far, including “ASHITA”. If you like Sofi Maeda then you should already have “ASHITA” on

Jona Da King – “Roots Of Love” EP – balancing rhymes, and soulful crooning|

Jona Da King is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Ontario, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Jona is set to release his EP “Roots Of Love” which is scheduled to drop September 30th 2020. The artist has an eclectic musical palette which is colored by Hip-hop, R&B, Pop, as well as Jazz and Rock tones. We checked out his prime tracks in anticipation of the EP, and if the goal of this release is to make a breakout statement that Jona Da King is getting seriously started, he’s succeeded, delivering some of the smoothest, most mellifluous urban sounds we’ve heard in music

Berani – “Cut And Taste” strikes an incredible balance of disparate elements

Berani is an electronic beat maker with a diverse sound spectrum and a tendency to produce bouncing rhythms or spacious and relaxing aural experiences. In a short time span, this emerging artist out of Byron Bay in Australia, has discerning music fans and casual listeners paying attention. The sound design throughout his latest single “Cut And Taste” is what we’ve come to expect from this creative top tier producer: popping percussion, basslines that melt like butter and a healthy dose of twisted horns to make everything bump in a soul-like fashion. Sprinkled around the track are sonic effects that keep

WiFi PR Group Releases “Indie Anthems Vol. 6” – Featuring Top & Unsigned Indie Artists Worldwide

Created for the tastemakers of the music industry who push forth the biggest acts of tomorrow, Indie Anthems Vol. 6 from WiFi PR Group features a collection of independent artists from around the world curated for their combined ear-catching sound and talent. Released at Toronto’s NXNE in June, this record was the latest installment in a series of digital mixtapes that feature musicians making music that includes just about every genre you can think of.

On “Got a Hold of Me” from SXTN, the mixtape starts off strong with a funky hip-hop track featuring slick, in-your-face lyrics akin to Pharrell and N.E.R.D. Hip-hop is further represented by the Middle Eastern-influenced backdrop for Tru Bloo and her melodic delivery on “Tru Starz,” which is as velvety and free-flowing as Lauryn Hill before her.

This level of high energy is maintained throughout the album, such as with the savagely sultry beats backing Stephanie K’s sensual, airy, Britney Spears-like voice on her track “Trouble.” A little bouncier and anthemic is the preceding track, “Sugar and Spice,” from Nate Tao, who has a smooth but catchy way about his lyrics, much like Justin Timberlake on his most pop-heavy tracks.

After a bout of kinetic songs back to back, the mixtape takes a step back to foster a softer, warmer ambience. “The Rescue” from Natalie Major features a sense of longing, emotive pop that Lana Del Rey fans will find charming and addictive, while folk guitarist Rod MacDonald channels Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to bring in a taste of soulful Americana. Sophia Santulli’s “Wolf Face” is a mellow electropop track with dreamy and powerful vocals that evokes a sense of modernized, glitchy ballads a la Purity Ring. Aimee Mann fans will love the subdued guitar picking and crooning voice on Susan Barth’s “And Yet,” rounding out a sampling of this mixtape that takes a breather from the dynamic music peppered throughout the album’s roster of artists.

Then there are the smattering of tracks that hit you just right with a laidback feel that still rocks you to your core. Bodhisattva is one of these psychedelic rock meets jam bands on their track, “It Can’t Get Any Better,” while The Wild Fruit front a White Stripes-esque sound on “Slow It Down” that keeps you swaying with a driving rock sound that maintains a southern drawl throughout the song. On the next track, Youth of the Beast impart a traditional indie rock sound with hints of David Bowie, particularly in the vocals, and Nick Cave on their track, “Highland Park.”

Since music lovers are inundated with new music these days, Indie Anthems Vol. 6 is the type of album they can turn to for carefully selected artists that will wet their appetite for fresh new sounds. From hip-hop to psychedelic rock and all that’s in between, this digital mixtape introduces industry bigwigs to the artists they should promote through media and word of mouth to listeners who are always yearning for new artists to add to their growing playlists.

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