Natalie Jean and Levi Moore: “The Letting Go” speaks the language of the ordinary person

A good duet, in our modern age, is a rare thing. There are plenty of features, guest verses and co-writes, and the cameo drop-in is a dime a dozen. The number of genuine duets, where vocalists share verses and tell a story together in the space of a song, is very small. If your optimism fails you, as you wonder whether there are enough great acts to keep hit radio stocked with worthy pop music duets, it’s reassuring to find that Natalie Jean and Levi Moore have a first-rate single to carry us through the next few months, all by itself. The

MAKI: ‘Waking Up With The World On Fire’ – truly majestic — grandiose, slowly unfolding, and extremely cinematic

The world is a fragmented place, with fear and hate giving rise to isolationist movements around the globe and huge portions of the population turning inward rather than outward towards each other. As such waves of bigotry spread like wildfire, the music scene becomes extremely important, not just because it means more great music, but because it connects us all together on a wavelength that hits the human heart, soul and mind even harder, faster and deeper than anger can. A creative constant in the field of communicative contemporary Instrumental music, is MAKI who focuses his ample talents on a

3 Phase – ready for genre domination!

The names Chirag Shah, Prasham Deliwala and Melvin Saldana may in themselves not ring a familiar bell in your ear right now. Probably, neither will the moniker ‘3 Phase’, nor their 6 track self-titled EP. It’s logical, it’s the law of the industry’s hype machine – cast a light on the big label clones, and leave the independent creatives in the shadows. Luckily the internet has a different set of rules.  On hearing the 3 Phase EP, the lofty ambition, the focus and dedication of this creative collective of producers, songwriters and vocal talent, makes sense – its six tracks

Sy: “Get Out Of My Dreams” – grab this R&B and Soul extravaganza

The singer, songwriter and author, Sy, releases a brand new single produced by Rueben Wood. The track “Get Out Of My Dreams” is the first single release written by the artist in 2018, since writing two self-help books, “A Swan Among Ducks” and “Saying Yes to (No): Learning the Power of (No) before the end of 2017. This track soulfully captures the spirit and feel of the emotional journey of grown womanhood. It is juicy, dynamic, soulful, gorgeous, and it is nourishment for the soul…and mind, as it examines the intricacies of a relationship built on want and lust. As

IJK: “Johnny & June” – sounds invigorated!

Alternative rock artist Imad Jack Karam, known by his initials and stage name IJK, is a Dubai-based, Lebanese singer-songwriter, who has released critically acclaimed songs and recorded with internationally known music producers in prestigious London studios. Both his singles “Space Odyssey” and “Dancing Shadows” garnered a positive reception from fans and critics alike. IJK has a style that can move between edgy modern-day alt-rock and sixties rock n’ roll crooning.  He recently published his latest single and supporting, fully animated video, for the song “Johnny & June”. So, how does this new offering cope? Very well, in truth. “Johnny &

TRVP HIPPI3Z: “On Lock” – no lack of muscular skill-flexing!

TRVP HIPPI3Z is a Canadian rap duo who just dropped their latest single entitled, “On Lock”.  Listeners beware. This product has been known to blow up and cause fires in a variety of stereo systems, due to the super-hot fire provided by this crew. TRVP HIPPI3Z is a team-up that has risen as great exemplars of righteous chaos. Their supersonic sound and hard-nosed imagery gives them a mysterious sheen, but the duo have grounded themselves via booming production, and a sonorous verbal presence, coupled with their willingness to fuck you up. Their chest-beating bravado is explosive on “IDGAF (Prod. THZ)”,

Eddy Mann: “Simple Things” will leave you breathless and in a state of euphoria

At first as a musician, I created music, then as an A&R executive I challenged it, now as a music reviewer, I explore it.  Of the three, the latter is the most difficult. Criticizing or appraising somebody else’s creation is no easy task. Enjoying it is one thing, understanding it another, and translating it is even more arduous. The funny thing is, I’ve always hated describing music. It’s such a volatile and subjective art, that nobody should really have the authority or the presumptuous audacity to judge the level of enjoyment or emotion any one piece of music is capable

Kitson Lau: “Be By Your Side” – an expressive paean to love’s transformative powers

Kitson Lau wears many hats – a musician, songwriter, singer and graphic designer, he is also a medical graduate. Initially without any musical background, Kitson became inspired by Norwegian record producer and DJ, Alan Walker. This passion drove him to learn music and song production. And soon, with dedication and focus Kitson Lau hit the top of the China Kanjian ING 10 Charts with his Mandopop albums. Since signing to Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia, Kitson has been encouraged to record English songs, so now he is making his official debut via Sony, with the song “Be By Your Side”, which

Earpiphany: “Ultraviolet Dreams and Other Songs” – multi-faceted emotions

Dan G.Hagerman aka Earpiphany is a songwriter, arranger, composer who writes many genres, including his latest pop-rock offering, “Ultraviolet Dreams”, done with Aubrey Whitfield, a talented female music producer from the U.K. who also does the vocals. The track is taken from the “Ultraviolet Dreams and Other Songs” EP. Dan lives near Los Angeles with his lovely Japanese wife of thirty-five years, Reiko, and his daughter, Holly. “We love Japan, sushi and Huskies!” affirms Hagerman. In any potential mythology built up around the music of Earpiphany on “Ultraviolet Dreams”, Whitfield may represent an irrepressibly sanguine voice and Hagerman the barbed

Emmanuel Dalmas – a natural ear for a good melody!

Emmanuel Dalmas is a multi-genre music composer from the South West of France. A company founder and high level executive in the scientific industry he started composing in late November 2016 as a weekend hobby, and continued feeling an intense growing pleasure in learning more and progressing in music composition. Dalmas has since been consolidating both his craft and catalog, with a series of single releases that move between Pop, Easy Listening, EDM, as well songs in his native French tongue. From his home studio Emmanuel produces instrumental and vocal tracks, engaging talented male and female voices to complete his

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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