Tisabel: “GENRE HOPPING” bristles with energy and artistic audacity

Longtime Musical director and vocalist Tony Isabel aka Tisabel boasts an unprecedented skill set. He writes, arranges, sings, plays, and performs. He busts taboos, flashes unstoppable ambition, blends genres together like paint. Soulful ballads and funky grooves, ambient new age soundscapes, Hip-hop fantasy, and divine EDM devotion. For these qualities alone, he deserves respect. However, as you know, respect is also kind of a bullshit concept. Your favorite songs may not grace anyone else’s mixes; your favorite artists may not have ever left town. A century of recorded music has given us a galaxy of worthy tunes. But the gravitational

Lee Lee Lanea: “Basswhipped” resonates gloriously

Beats aren’t gendered. So why are we still in the dark ages when it comes to gender equality in the music studio? Women represent less than 5% of music producers and engineers. Yes, the music industry—like every industry on this patriarchal planet—is sexist. That is not news. But this means we’re missing out on a whole world of sounds, stories, and perspectives. Our culture has systematically ingrained this idea that technology is more of a man’s thing. Then of course there’s the fact that most men get freaked out when women do things better than them or even as good

Nothing But You, Nicky has released her latest single on Phoenix Records

American singer Nicky has released her latest single on Phoenix Records. Her much anticipated single entitled, “ON MY OWN,” is available via all digital channels as of now. The single was composed by Multi-award winning composer Emine Sari, produced by Cihat Atlig, with vocal production and engineering by Multi-platinum winning engineer Joel Evenden. “ON MY OWN” showcases Nicky’s strength, both vocally and emotionally, as she performs her bold, unapologetic lyrics. She uses her music to tell stories and to capture the true emotion behind the music. Inspired by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, Nicky also draws influences

DownTown Mystic: “On E STREET” is filled with exceptional music!

Sha-La Music, Inc. announces the release of On E Street, a 4 song EP by US Rocker DownTown Mystic on UK Label Nub Music. The EP’s release date is December 1 and will be digitally distributed via ADA/Warner Music. The EP features rare studio performances by the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section from Bruce Springsteen’s legendary E Street Band – drummer “Mighty” Max Weinberg & bassist Garry Tallent. Despite having played with Springsteen for over 40 years and studio work for various artists, Max & Garry have only played together on the same session for only a few artists. This puts DownTown Mystic in some very exclusive company. DownTown Mystic started as the alter ego of

Mobb Boss: “Lil Lady” – the depth, perspective and hunger of a performer

Being respected, revered and admired as an emcee is what often elevates a rapper from being one who merely strings together words that rhyme into an appreciated lyricist of the highest order. However, while there are a long string of spitters and scribes that have come along, the elite few who have found themselves mentioned in conversations and debates when discussing quality artists, have one thing in common: a track record of consistently delivering music that make the most of their lyrical abilities and serve as a piece of themselves. When speaking of today’s pack of underground orators, Mobb Boss

“All Your Bull” – A Politically motivated song from The Chile Colorado band

Rock band Chile Colorado’s debut album’s success at Rock Radio was a headline on the Newswire Jumbotron in Times Square, Manhattan, New York, across the street from the Hard Rock Cafe this month. The Chile Colorado band is next scheduled to release the digital single “Getting Restless” to Active Rock and Mainstream Rock Radio from the new self-titled album after having achieved 100 College Radio stations “Adding” the set for airplay. The ‘Chile Colorado’ album features Ron Wright, songwriter, lead guitar, and vocalist, with Paul Goss on bass & background vocals, and John Ferraro on drums. All three are veteran

Pastor Peter Unger Releases New Single “The Memories of God”

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA — Peter wrote this song for the older people, who he had the honor and privilege of ministering to over many years. Pete explained that many had a humble, kind, and appreciative dignity; qualities born of a long life shaped by faith and wisdom. Most were to experience the debilitating effects of age, including mental decline and dementia. During visits he struggled and prayed with them through the inevitable spiritual and emotional valleys of such a decline. He further explained that those, for whom faith and a personal relationship with God most defined what it meant to

King Draper: “1992” – simplistic in its premise but unquestionably real in its execution

You can’t write about underground or independent hip-hop and not write about King Draper. Or at least I seemingly can’t. For the past couple years the man’s been a nearly constant presence in my journalistic exploits. And now, I’m sitting down again to review his latest 11 track project, “1992”.  The King hits me with dope music and I write about it, and I’m more than happy with the arrangement. If you’ve peeped any of King Draper’s projects before, what you get from this project won’t surprise you. Draper with his soulful, jazzy, production and his smart anecdotes detailing tales

Edgler Vess: “Violet” – essential to your hip-hop collection

Every album that Edgler Vess releases, breathes with a distinct personality, each a shape-shifting assemblage of personage and programming that sounds more like a kind of miraculous hyperlinked sound collage than rap. His lyrical feats go unmatched for sheer idiosyncrasy and insight; beyond rap enthusiasts, many of his strongest supporters are probably writers and music heads. A master of the microphone and the beats, Vess has constantly swapped out his tools and themes, avoiding revision and instead choosing innovation. When Edgler Vess does what he does, he’s impossible to ignore. He’s profound, he’s impressive, and he’s damn entertaining. In short,

J-Hamz: “I Stack Up Remixes” – breaking free from the formulaic!

A medical doctor by day, J-Hamz is a classically trained pianist who produces electronic by night. J-Hamz has been featured in various music magazines and radio stations. His “I Stack Up” track was a Beatport Staff Pick as well as charting in the top ten electro house and big room charts. The EP “I’d Do Anything” also charted on Beatport and has received airplay on over a 100 college FM radio stations. J-Hamz together with Jaculator also received a nomination for the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards’ as DJ/Electronic Recording of the Year for the aforementioned EP. In his 6th release,

Dynamics Plus: “Dynamic Universe Volume 9 Rocket Science” – A Wildly Eclectic Approach to Rap

Lenzmen producer and recording artist Dynamics Plus creates his sonic visions while taking the listener on a journey into the labyrinth of his imagination. It’s the inner mechanism of the Mind Action that leads us to a world crafted from Foresight that is ancient and futuristic, terrible and promising. His radioactive beats are created in Fallout Shelter Studios under the watchful eye of Doctor Atomics. This is intelligent hip hop from a lyrically enhanced scientist.

Dynamics Plus creates a Rocket Science album. This is the result when an expert lyricist is focused on crunching the numbers and crushing the formula. The remainder is a rocket ship blasting into orbit. Enjoy the ride. Finally we can say “This is Rocket Science”.

Most talented rap producers wish they could ply their verbal wares on the mic, while their emcee counterparts often hope one day, to be able to twiddle a knob or two. So what happens when these two rap’s renegade start flipping rhymes and beats for a full album?

For starters, you get a whole heap of possibilities as to where hip hop can go sonically. On “Rocket Science”, the bass lines and punctuated drums are sure to make the jiggy, jaded, and conscious bob their heads unremittingly. This album is a natural progression from previous works, with moods music shifting rapidly and without warning, tracks start one way, and then stop and morph. Musically, it is far less reliant on ‘standard’ Hip-Hop sounds, pushing more determinedly into funkier, soul, jazz and other keyboard induced grooves.

In fact, such is the wildly eclectic approach here that it almost begins to feel like an avant-garde form of beat production. Organic sounds are in abundance and littered across the whole album drawing from a huge catalog of sources.

The lyrical flow sounds like a mix between Q-Tip and Eminem. It’s so intensely musical, it doesn’t require you to like rap music at all. The lyrics are clever and occasionally brilliant, and the delivery top-notch. Every track is constructed with excellent beats, rhymes, and intricate word-play; these attributes definitely make this album worth the cheddar.

Unlike a lot of rap and hiphop artists, who are just out to make money in spite of the harm it does to the credibility of the culture, Dynamics Plus displays an interesting musical and mental progression within the genre, adding his own distinct qualities. From the opening moments of the album, there is a sense that what you’re about it hear is going to be different.

When the sounds of “Rocket Science Intro Esper Wish”, hits your ears, you are quickly convinced that the lyrical flow just couldn’t fit any better with this beat, and that goes for every song on this album.

“Rocket Science” showcases 18 tracks, but this is one of those albums where there are no single highlights. Simply put, the whole album runs as a seamless blend of music that is one complete highlight. I’d be lying if I told you there weren’t tracks that I like better than others, but I’d also be lying if I said that I ever skip to these tracks.

Bottom line: amazing production, superior lyrics and almost no time wasted. I seriously cannot think of any flaws that this album has. “Rocket Science” is a must; you won’t be disappointed by how good this album is, or how easy it is to listen to.

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