Cris Marshall’s music will ensure he hooks as wide an audience as possible

Cris Marshall is an American Country Music Artist raised in a musical home, the small town of Haslet, Texas. He received his first drum set from his father at the age of two and by 8 he was playing his first guitar. In his teens, and alongside his dad, Cris began performing at some of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most well-known music venues. A singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Cris also launched his very own home studio when he was 18, recording artists and bands all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. However his passion for writing and performing never subsided during this time,

Midnight Watchman: “Liquid Universe” – an extremely focused record

A guitarist and keyboard player who began as a street musician in UK before touring the US and then returning home, Andy Jones AKA Midnight Watchman, is a composer and producer of ambient music. Influenced by an extremely wide spectrum of music and musicians, that go from Vangelis to Chopin, ad Ryan Adams to Tycho, Midnight Watchman has released his 12 track instrumental album, entitled “Liquid Universe”. In the hands of a lesser artist, the varying song structures of this album would likely become tiresome, but every one of the album’s twelve tracks is a testament to the Midnight Watchman’s

Joey Britton: “Edmonton Sessions” – fluorescent, acoustic-centric ambient atmospheres

Joey Britton started his journey in music at an early age. He joined the band ISO and played lead guitar helping to launch the Torn and Tethered Album. After ISO, Joey decided to move to California to expand his skills in the music industry while writing, recording, and producing his own records.  “I try to write songs that tell stories, relate to people, so that when you listen to them – you realize you’re not alone,” says Joey Britton. Exploring is an experience not easily replicated. Associated with it is equal parts thrill, anxiety, and apprehension. Exploring a new artist

Daryl Yahudy: “Soulful Life Within” – a perfect calling card

Indeed, you could say that Darrell McClover aka Daryl Yahudy, a former professional athlete, is a soul singer with a warm timbre and a penchant for sublime, emotional arrangements, defining what the neo-soul genre should sound like in 2017. He is a singer with a fine voice weaving a spell on songs which are full of distinctive takes on universal topics. The album “Soulful Life Within” is almost looking at how he was, how he is and how he will be in life. The warm, evocative, impeccable playing around Daryl here ensures a timeless listen. The album is overflowing with lush, lilting

John J: “Pain To Power 5 Love Letters” – strap yourself in and enjoy this vibrantly orchestrated roller coaster

I have always been eager to pick up every piece of music John J issues because of the lyrical expertise he demonstrates in every song, and the attention to the music production and features he provides. John J has just dropped a 5 track bonus EP, entitled “Pain To Power 5 Love Letters”, which comes hot on the heels of his latest release, “Pain To Power”. Like his previous recordings, each song on this EP carries a different succinct feel and hook while the flow stays swift and acrobatic. The beats, features and subject matter again excel well above average.

Chaz Hearne: “Rise of the Voluminous” – sneakily inventive and massively engaging

The very first thing I learned while listening to the album “Rise of the Voluminous” by eclectic folk artist, Chaz Hearne, is that the defining question regarding any Hearne song is which Chaz Hearne he’ll be. Will it be the introspective, contemplative Hearne of slow-burning masterpieces like “Falling For Reason” and “Hount The Jab”? Or will the party-starter behind “Fun In ‘82” poke his head out, armed with flash phrases and funky beats? Or maybe he will just activate his progressive art-rock mode, as on “Voluminous Man” and “Spicy In The Dim Halls” – catchy, complex, yet ultimately armed with a sort

The Gibb Collective: “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights” – perfectly cut gems!

October marks the 45th anniversary of the Bee Gees song “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights,” and fans of the musical super group of the 1970s, have reason to be excited. The Gibb Collective is a musical tribute, and a family legacy.  On the input of Maurice’s daughter, Samantha, the children of Andy, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb have found a way to honor their fathers by infusing new lymph  into the more than memorable Bee Gee classics of the 60’s and 70’s. And what better title for the 10-track album, than “Please Don’t Turn Out The Lights”. Though I

John-Marc Lucid: “Judas” ft. Fyah Sthar – breathes down-to-earth authenticity

Music is a very powerful and mystical force. It speaks to people on a much deeper level than conversation. It really reaches the soul. With his new track “Judas” ft. Fyah Sthar, John-Marc Lucid hits us with music that indeed does reach our souls, an intriguing melody, piercing lyrics and outstanding musicianship included. The new release by the Texas based Dancehall and Reggae artist is a joint venture with Fyah Sthar, and together they breathe down-to-earth authenticity, making for an airy, buoyant listening experience. Lucid is a creative mind that doesn’t bother about drawers or labels – his music explores

Innocent Bystanders: “Attractive Nuisance” – a roller coaster of emotion and excitement

Based in Kensington and Mission Hills, Innocent Bystanders was founded by musicians who played regularly in various bands in high school and college, who got together to form a band to play fundraising events for a local law school. They perform a wide-range of rock and soul, focused on the music of the 1960s and 1970s. The band is made up of Steve Berenson (Drums), Steve Semeraro (Electric Guitar, Vocals), Kaimi Wenger (Keyboards, Vocals), Jessica LaFave (Saxophone), Ben Nieberg (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals) Kath Rogers (Vocals) and Donny Samporna (Bass guitar). Their “Attractive Nuisance” EP of original music was recorded at

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “Let It Go” combines musical inspiration and travelling emotions

Meaningful lyrics, amazing songwriting, superb heart-warming yet angry sound, musical teamwork, everything is so perfect in this track. Such a gorgeous and refined melody and philosophical lyrics is worth being remembered for all of the current generation. The guitarist uses swampy resonating sound so beautifully and the drummer plays simple but tight groove, with every drum fill-in is on the sweet musical spots. The bassist backs up the music stably as the boys sing the vocals with conviction. This is one of my current desert Island #1’s in the Roger Cole & Paul Barrere catalog. Yes, the track “Let It

Shane Arix: “I Need Rehab” is absolutely perfect production

Shane Arix, an Iranian-American EDM DJ, remixer and a record producer, recently launched his debut single titled “I Need Rehab” which is now available on iTunes and all other online stores. The Los Angeles based artist, is known for his exceptionally versatile music and bigbeat hits that pulse with melody, rhythm, diversity, depth and remarkable dimension.

“I Need Rehab” is absolutely perfect production. Masterful in its execution and a true sonic onslaught of blissful melody and a hard hitting dance floor shaking beat. While containing the most advanced and dizzying audio manipulation and edits, the song maintains a simple musical body lacking in most EDM.

Shane Arix

Shane Arix

Forget your radio-cheese pop or your repetitive club-dance music. This is the future right here. “I Need Rehab” heralds a new benchmark for quality and sophistication in commercially-viable electronic music. Shane Arix delivers a sequential progression of composition, artistic identity and production technique. For an artist on his debut, this is a phenomenal way to kick things off!

Technically, the production is flawless. The mixing is outstanding, and I am referring here to the multi-track mix to stereo. The quality of this mix rivals the best professionally produced EDM recordings. Each sound occupies its own space and is distinctly definable. The sense of depth and dynamics is also very well-defined. The sound layering is solidly maintained as overlapping sounds never compete with each other. The mix is comprised of a multitude of layers and elements resulting in a full and complex sonic environment that stays clean as a whistle!

Shane Arix’s musical logic and his composing theory, is also undeniable as he maintains a pop core with melodic refrains while expanding his electronic arrangement. This satisfies the listener’s appetite for easy-listening entertainment while never losing its cutting edge dance-floor flair.

It’s rare that a debut EDM single comes along that demands multiple listens. There is so much else clamoring for your attention, it seems nearly impossible to avoid distraction. Yet here Shane Arix has crafted something that cannot be denied, something that commands attention and promises to fully deliver total listening pleasure. With the release of “I Need Rehab” , Shane Arix has proven to be an oasis in a desert of EDM unoriginality!

The Shane Arix Story So Far:

Born in 1985 under the name Shayan Amiri, he was raised by his two parents in Tehran, Iran. His talent for music was discovered in his very early childhood; at the age of five he taught himself how to play piano and began early what would become a lifelong passion to entertain and connect to people through his natural ability to perform. While it was immediately clear that a lifetime of music could certainly be a valid option for a successful career one day in his future; his path to success is a true story of triumph over tragedy.

shane-arix-680Forced to leave their homeland in 1994, his family sought refuge in Amsterdam, Holland. After eventually having their application for U.S. citizenship accepted in 1996; young Shayan and his family once again moved across the globe in search of a stable and better life. Settling in Los Angeles, Shayan continued his education and worked very hard to build a strong reputation in the electronic dance music scene by doing remixes and mixing & mastering for successful international artists.

After establishing himself as a vibrant and captivating entertainer, he would spend the next seven years developing his skillset and refining his technique. Gaining incredibly valuable experience engineering, producing, programming, mixing, creating, writing and any other aspect of music he could participate in and learn from, Shayan took his music to a new level year after year after year. In 2014, Shayan Amiri became officially known as Shane Arix in the music scene both locally and worldwide.

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