Lord Conrad: “Only You” – a journey through sound, emotion and introspection

Italian DJ, producer and model Lord Conrad, continues his prolific run with a series of acclaimed crossover hits like “Touch the Sky”, “Day After Day”, “1 Minute” and “Fight Till The End”. Lord Conrad has made it so far since his introduction to the music scene with his first release. With his innovative sound that only he can perfect, his reception is steadily growing, to beyond the strongest communication devices on the planet. Now with the release of his brand new track, “Only You”, the producer once again takes the music world by storm. His sound has drastically improved through the years, and it

Arush Dayal is a triple threat!

With a career spanning acting, singing, and writing, Arush Dayal is a triple threat. Originally hailing from India, Arush has seen a wide swath of the globe on his quest to hone his craft. He has studied at prestigious acting programs across the world including the Acting Program at the International Academy of Film and Television in Hong Kong and the One Year Conservatory at T Schreiber Studio in New York. Meisner Technique, Acting for the Camera and Commercial Acting are all facets of the industry Arush has studied in depth. He continues to perform both onstage and in front

The Frost: “Keep It Real” – There’s a classiness to this!

The Frost is a multi-genre group comprised of Leah Evans (Vocals) and Christian Gratz (Guitar, Piano). Located in Pennsylvania, their brand new single “Keep It Real” was released on December 7.  The duo emerge at a time when the ranks of sophisticated pop contenders seemed to have disappeared on a daily basis. Simultaneously chic and very creative, they thrive on the considerable charm of lead singer Evans, with her smooth chocolate voice, the instrumental talents of Gratz, as well as the pair’s impressive abilities as a songwriting unit. An absolute stand-out aspect of the new song is the way it’s

Forest Robots: “Timberline and Mountain Crest” – Inspired by natural landscapes

Let’s start of by saying that Fran Dominguez aka Forest Robots is a master at producing chilled out electronic music with heavy beats, and lots of orchestral instrumentation thrown in the mix. To call it electronic music almost seems unfair, as it implies this is music made by machines. Yes, I realize he is called Forest Robots, but this could not be further from the truth, as Dominguez’s music is pumping with life and human emotion. His latest album “Timberline and Mountain Crest” showcases 10 tracks of stunning depth, the kind of album you just throw the headphones on, turn

Edward St. Martin: “Lullaby” – blur the lines between savvy pop stylings and hard hitting kinetic soundscaping

Hailing from San Diego, Edward St. Martin has a background in film composition and classical music. His most recent single is “Lullaby”. Expectations met, superseded and immediately I hit replay. This track is going round again and I’m not the only one within ear shot of my stereo who is pleased about it. The easy laid back crossover Pop/EDM groove take is not unexpected, as I had already read that St. Martin was one for mellow tones combined with pop and soul vibes. But this track has another key element which makes a record of this nature standout. Intelligence. This

Katiah One: “Tail Spin” – an evolving, audacious artist

Soon releasing debut first EP “A Whole Lotta Water Works”, Katiah One is an artist raised on the Upper West Side of New York City. His mission is changing the common perception of the average rapper. Katiah draws inspiration from many genres including R&B and Rock, while his favorite artists include Freddy Mercury, Sam Cooke and Issac Brock.  On his latest single “Tail Spin”, taken off the aforementioned EP, Katiah deals with the deep issues of existentialism, or simply put, the meaning of a human being’s existence. Sure his talking ‘black’ talk, but you can’t go there without understanding the

Alisa Chirco: “Give Me More” – bench marked with confidence!

Alisa Chirco sure isn’t shy about revealing what’s on her mind, on her brand new single “Give Me More”, the follow up to her almost gothic-like pop ballad “Box”. Alisa sounds passionate, wanting and determined, in a driven rock song that is an anthem for empowered women. Her music here is very strong, has meaning, and is legit. The track shows that she is learning to emote in a more visceral and arguably more demonstrative way. Alisa has now escalated to being a rock chic with an attitude and bold open-confessional lyrics. A sensible direction for any reinvention is maturity, and

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “Old Folks Boogie Redeux” – true to their sound!

“Ya know that you’re over the hill, when your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill!”, this is the line that inspired Paul Barrere to write the original version of the “Old Folks Boogie”, which would subsequently feature on the 1977 Little Feat record “Time Loves a Hero”. The citation came from a line Paul’s dad – an actor at the time – picked up at a vaudeville theater. He would often sing it around the house, so eventually Paul got hooked turned it into a song. For some time, Paul’s partner over at Better Daze Records, Roger

Glorious: “Move” – throbs with club energy

Pop singer, Livetronica drummer, producer and songwriter, Glorious, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, who has been making music since she started playing drums at the age of three. Named after her grandmother Glorious Cooper, Glorious recently unveiled her single “Move”. In an increasingly crowded field of urban pop artists, you may be wondering what makes Glorious worth your time. To be sure, she boasts a lot of the qualities that her peers also bring to the table. Her song is outlined with an exquisite beat, her vocals are mesmerizing, and her persona appears spectacularly captivating. Without close

Ferentz and The Felons: “Hudson County” – an engaging and gripping performance

During his childhood, Zak Ferentz experienced both his parents suffering with drug addiction which eventually claimed the life of this mother. A life on the streets selling drugs and getting in trouble with the police, found Zak headed down his own dark path. However he soon discovered that creating music could help him heal. Furthermore it gave him a purpose in life and also a way to explore his creativity and bring it to tangible fruition. He subsequently teamed up with drummer Matt Waz, bass player Rob Dudziak and lead guitarist Rich Catalano to give birth to the band, Ferentz

Lamar Cole: “Country RapTunes Vol. 1” – unmistakable flows over funky, soul-infused and pumping beats.

lamar-cole-review-400Lamar Cole hails from Athens Alabama and was born in Opelika, Alabama. Growing up in an adopted home Lamar Cole was dealt an unfortunate hand from the beginning. During his childhood Lamar was placed with 26 different Foster Homes as his Parents gave up on him at birth. Lamar faced a breaking point as a teen, and began performing theft and robbery in order to feed himself and meet his own basic needs.

After being finally caught, locked up and forced to survive in a new way, Lamar found his Lord and Savior during his period of Lockdown and began documenting his life in a rhyme pattern, as a form of therapy. Lamar Cole began taking his music seriously shortly after his release and began a new genre of music that he classifies as transitional music, with the favor of Jesus Christ as his prime motivation.

All this has led to Lamar Cole’s mixtape Country RapTunes Vol. 1 and the single, “Fried Chicken n’ Late Nights”. Country RapTunes Vol. 1 is a good mix of heart thumping beats and rap-singing from a very talented new rapper. All the tracks combine to make a great mixtape that you can just ride to. He shows a form of rapping that is really hot. The whole mixtape is a great, unlike some of the one-hit-wonders we’re so acquainted with today.

Lamar Cole mixes his catchy sing-song rhyme delivery with a southern fried flavor. His sound is different from the rest. Country RapTunes Vol. 1 is an engaging mixtape emphasized by the hook-filled and radio-ready “Fried Chicken n’ Late Nights”, as well as “Jimi Hendrix”, “Cadillac Conversation”, “Red Carpet n’ The Country” and “For The Love Of Music”.

Lamar Cole

Lamar Cole

Throughout the mixtape Lamar raps flawlessly in a distinct and unmistakable flow, over funky, soul-infused and pumping beats. His music is energizing and refreshing and Country RapTunes Vol. 1 exemplifies that; anyone who likes good music that’s fun to listen to should get this. Especially when it’s on FREE download!

All of the eleven tracks on Country RapTunes Vol. 1 are off the hook and completely tear the roof off the classic sound that crawled out from the south. However the rap genre has turned into the worst in the industry for music snobs; we divide its music into regions, coasts and schools, disregarding real talent and art.

The fact is Lamar’s funky beats are chill yet upbeat at the same time.  His singing is smooth and his rhyming is tight and creative. To simply classify this as Southern-styled, is completely wrong. To classify it as a great rap record…is totally right!

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