Tohi: “Out Of 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

elconEstharoe – Experimental electronica from a Greek master of the Theremin

Experimental electronica from a Greek master of the Theremin, no loops or presets are used in the creation of the elconEstharoe sonic environment. The album has already picked up a favorable review in the highly regarded Electronic Sound Magazine Theremin Master and Synthesist Lambro Papazois is a Greek sound designer and the man behind elconEstharoe. The Hyper-real Soundscapes of elconEstharoe are at the vanguard of experimental electronica. Through his work with elconEstharoe, Lambro is acutely aware of his acoustic environment and in particular the natural resources around him, utilizing the biophony, anthropophony and the sacred power of sound. From within

Sabotaj: “The 5 Elements” – The forgotten roots of Hip Hop

Leonard Fischer artistically known as Sabotaj, had his introduction to the world of hip hop during 1979, the same year Sugarhill Gang released its groundbreaking track “Rapper’s Delight”. Throughout the rough years of his upbringing in South Central Los Angeles, the rapper – whose parents divorced when he was just 3 – was brought up alongside his younger brother by his mom and grandmother. Despite any hardships and struggles, he always managed to find solace in hip-hop, especially via the radio station, KDAY and the radio deejay Greg Mack. Here Sabotaj discovered Eric B. & Rakim, KRS-One, Public Enemy, The

How To Change The World? Watch Black Camaileon’s “One Nation” Music Video Here!

Hailing from New York, multi-talented artist Black Camaileon wants to make a huge positive impact on the world. You just have to pay attention to the lyrics of his new single “One Nation”, which calls for unity and peace. Sadly, division in any form is affecting people’s life, especially so in the USA. What’s more, there’s no better way to use music, the universal language of the world, to send positive vibes in every corner of the planet. “One Nation” comes in the form of a Hip-Hop/Rap song with a vintage feel to it. One way or another, its instrumentation

The 10:04s: ‘Everything Is Going To Be Alright / ‘North’ – emotionally connects and inspirits!

The 10:04s have toured extensively up and down the UK, playing with various bands from Idlewild to The Proclaimers, The Cribs to The 1975 and with the Pet Shop Boys on the main stage at Edinburgh Hogmanay’s ‘Gig In The Gardens’.  The band’s new AA single, ‘Everything Is Going To Be Alright / ‘North’, is created by a version of themselves that sounds both increasingly world-weary and stunningly refreshed. The 10:04s, who can be described as the usual independent underdogs, may well end up with a strong candidate for the most ambitious alternative rock track of the year. ‘Everything Is Going To

Fruit n Beef: “A Little Crazy” – The sky is the limit for this band

Fruit n Beef from Santa Barbara, CA is a four piece rock band in which the fruit represents the juicy, soulful, rocking female vocals and the “beef” part, the heavy riffs and sound of guitars and blood pumping drums. Since the fall of 2012 when the band started to write as Fruit n Beef, they have been focusing on playing live shows but still managed to record 4 tracks at Playback Studio in Santa Barbara. The band released the debut single “In My Head” followed by “Hollow” in the spring of 2013. That same year they released their debut EP “Into the Light”.

The trio Henrieta Stepanovsky, Mario Stepanovsky and Robert Kminiak has been together for over a decade, creating and recording different musical projects and growing as a band. After 5 years of performing and recording in their home country Slovakia they hungered for a better life and relocated to the United Kingdom, and two years later to the state of Texas USA. 4 Years later, the band moved to California and continued to play live, evolving into what is now known as Fruit n Beef.

After drummer Zac Godlove’s departure, the band focused on producing new songs and later started rehearsing with Austin Beede, a local Santa Barbara drummer, who would later record with Fruit n Beef at Playback Studio. The band has recently released their new single “A Little Crazy” supported by a music video.

It’s early days yet, to say if this is a slight move in direction, or just a short detour,  but “A Little Crazy” is infused with heavy reggae rhythms as opposed to the straight crunchy hard rock of “Into the Light”. Not that the rock has disappeared. It’s still there, flourishing across the choruses. It’s just that the band have added another dimension to this track.

After hearing this single it is clear that Fruit n Beef has become much more cohesive as a group. The new release is their crowning achievement. Granted, they presently only have a small body of  recorded work, but the new single indicates the sky is the limit for this band. I believe this recording is an improvement from the first release, especially if the band is moving toward more mainstream approval.

You only have to give this track a couple of listens before you realize that it is a great piece of crossover work. It is a template on how classic music is made. Henrieta Stepanovsky is a stellar vocalist in the rock genre and she captures the mood of this song perfectly with her powerhouse vocal inflections. The guitar work by courtesy of Mario Stepanovsky separates the Fruit n Beef sound from their competitors, while Austin Beede and Rob Kminiak do a great job in keeping the rhythm section pumping without ever overplaying, as they move through a reggae jam verse to a rock anthem chorus.

“A Little Crazy” is fantastic as it stands on its own. Yes it’s different to their previous EP release, but musicians are artists, and as such must expand upon and move into different areas to develop creatively. If you want growth you must expect change.

What comes across loud and clear however is that these guys and a girl are group of talented musicians who have paid their dues and refined their style over time. “A Little Crazy” is good, fun listening, and it finds Fruit n Beef coming into their new musical phase in life. Great job!

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