Midwest Hiphop duo Strangers Of Necessity drop their new single “Abundance”

Strangers Of Necessity are an American hip-hop duo, based in the Midwest, consisting of prolific producer, CoryaYo and veteran lyricist, Fooch the MC. They linked via Twitter and quickly became friends, sparking an immediate chemistry and need to make quality music together; hence the name Strangers Of Necessity. They instantly began recording music and doing shows locally, generating a nice buzz in the area. Their sound is best described as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent

Kilo M.O.E. – ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’ – serves as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism

The Baltimore-based producer, songwriter, rapper, Kilo M.O.E.’s evolution over his past three albums has been inspiring to see. I’ll always admire artists who push themselves creatively, and that’s exactly what, Kilo M.O.E. has done on his fourth studio album, ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’, and it pays off in leaps and bounds. Each instrumental is rich and developed, serving as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism. Something that this recording and Kilo M.O.E.’s recent albums have done well is allow him the freedom to rap for the sake of his craft within the confines of the album’s larger

Jim Wyly – “You Took Me” – It’s rhythmically tight, warm and edgy

Texas singer songwriter Jim Wyly is back with another soul-stirring track from his “The Artisan” album. Over 40 years deep into his craft, the Austin troubadour sounds like a home-cooked meal. He deals out comfort food for the head, heart, and soul. All of this serves his finely drawn guitar lines, bourbon-stained-like vocals, and funky acoustic-driven grooves as thick as molasses. A subtle blend of blues, country, folk and southern rock runs right down the middle of “You Took Me”. “Musicians’ musician” is an overused term. Why wouldn’t anyone with two good ears appreciate Jim Wyly? As Jim doesn’t cater

Hanen Release Brand New Video For The Song “Breathe”

It’s never been easier for artists to stay independent. Of course you can get good music producers, good visual directors for videos, good rappers and good singers to feature on your track without a great budget, but you have to search the world over to find deals you can afford, or convince creatives to work with you. Texas born artist, now living in the LA area, Hanen, somehow got it all together on his latest track called “Breathe”. He sings soulfully and raps with an urban edge all by himself, backed by an atmospheric slow-burning, and ear-warming beat made by

Angry B – “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)” – reflects the realities with a good dose of wit

On his latest single, “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)”, underground music hobbyist Angry B pinned his rap skills and dark wit, to the sounds of mainstream pop and a funky EDM template. He blurs the lines between genres with the top of the charts — and only the top — in his sights. As can be deciphered from the song title, Angry B pulls his aspirations from the dramatic Covid-19 disease hitting mankind across the globe. “It’s one of the most critical situations we’ve had and there will be a lot of sad stories connected with it,” says Angry

Izzie’s Caravan – “Leo’s Guitar EP” – an understated guitar virtuoso

On the recording, “Leo’s Guitar EP”, Izzie’s Caravan and his guitar conspire to use every single crayon within the blue color box to deliver one of the best underground independent studio blues releases I’ve heard this year. Among others, Izzie takes his cue from greats such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and Eric Clapton. So you can expect a wide and wholesome finger bending spectrum of sounds. The aforementioned guitar heroes are points of reference, not simple deductions for resemblance. The opening song, “Two’s In The Bush”, has a highway drive, and jangly timbre that’s upbeat and

‘Mind Blown’ – The Video and Brand New Single by EyeKonic

EyeKonik is an artist with a focus on creating punchy and appealing pop music with a personal twist. Recently, he released a brand new single called ‘Mind Blown’. What really makes this track stands out is definitely the fact that it’s so well produced, and the performance value is excellent as well. EyeKonik sings with passion and intensity, and the artist’s vocals soar through the atmospheric melodies and punchy tones of this mix. Fans of artists as diverse as Mac Miller, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Eminem are definitely going to enjoy this amazing single. Check out the newly released music

Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff release the Indie Rock Video “Zodiac Killer”

Zodiac Killer is a wild Indie Rock song with crazy slide guitar laid over a rockabilly beat. The song is about a woman who frequents a night club called Zodiacs by nights, and cruises around town by day. Deep Purple Sage is a CD, Vinyl, and Digital release by Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff. The album blends Alternative Rock with Psychedelic Acid Rock. Recorded in Joshua Tree, California at Skylab Studios; the album has an underlying desert theme.  The LP is recorded in the old school style of Acid Rock vintage tube amp guitar sounds, mixed through analog

THE BRKN DEBUT EP ‘NO. 3’ OUT NOW VIA INGROOVES

FRONTMAN JACOB CADE’S ‘ACOUSTIC HANG WITH JACOB FROM THE BRKN’ WILL LIVE STREAM VIA THE BANDS INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK THROUGH THE END OF APRIL AT 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST THE BRKN recently released their debut EP No. 3 via Right Brain Music Group/Ingrooves. Their new video for their song “Broke” has garnered over 100 views in just two weeks. Since the band’s spring tours have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, frontman Jacob Cade will be live streaming acoustic sessions every Tuesday through April via the band’s Facebook and Instagram. Tune in at 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST at https://instagram.com/thebrkn or https://facebook.com/thebrkn and #BeatTheVirusWithTheBRKN. “We’re

D-Witt flexes the pen of a budding cinematic storyteller

I recently heard about an artist called D-Witt from Rockford, IL.  Illinois is the home of some prestigious sons who have left unforgettable marks on hip-hop’s history. I’m expecting an unfiltered rebel who is unafraid to bare his soul and burn down buildings. A fearless heart is a quality that makes fearless art, and I hope that’s exactly what D-Witt has arrived to present us.  So I press play on the first track called “Enemy”. The sound is open and strong-willed. There’s no doubting that D-Witt has something to say. The amount of care that goes into his lyricism stamps

Amorph: “Dreiundzwanzig” – an instrumental audio book of pure intellect and genius

Founded in 2005, Amorph, the five -piece Swiss band are trying to break conventional musical structures, leaning towards amorphous tendencies. They are predominantly a post-rock band, moving through a wide range of styles and genres such as experimental, alternative, instrumental, ambient and electronic music. Amorph currently consists of Philipp Buser – Drums, Samuel Emde – Guitar, Alain Schnetz – Synthesizer, Florian Straumann – Guitar and Manuel Wieman – Bass and Synthesizer.

Amorph released their debut EP, “Uhrwerk” in 2013, following it up with an intense concert season in cities such as Hamburg, Zurich, Lucerne, Winterthur and Aarau . After a long break, the band returned in the autumn of 2014 in collaboration with Wunschkind to release their second EP, entitled “Dreiundzwanzig”.

amorph-400Amorph are one of those groups whose sound develops and progresses with each release. This latest EP sees them develop their epic and haunting crescendo-driven sound.  Within this framework the band deploys dynamic creativity and musical worlds you could spend a lifetime exploring. Ambient electronic stretches, sumptuous synths, booming guitar themes and complex percussion.

Amorph creates some of the most compelling soundscapes I’ve heard from anyone. Even if a movement relies on a simple repeating melody, the transcendental textural richness makes any musical expanses fade away quickly. There is so much to hear, but the sonic images are fleeting, as in a dream. Amorph don’t over-linger into boredom as many other post-rock bands do.

“Dreiundzwanzig” gives the illusion that you are listening to a full orchestra of players, and not just five members on guitars, basses, pianos, and synths etc. It’s an instrumental audio book of pure intellect and genius. To thoroughly enjoy this work you must have patience and listen closely.

“Dreiundzwanzig” is the epitome of the post-rock sound done right, it’s almost as if you could close your eyes and imagine an epic story-line playing out in your mind’s eye. Waves of sound and beauty wash over the 20 minute+ long track.

With this EP, Amorph simply sweep aside the rest of the field. “Dreiundzwanzig” is a tour-de-force of Amorph’s unbelievable ability to create beautiful yet shatteringly powerful soundscapes.  The powerful moments are sure to get your adrenaline pumping and the softer passages are just as emotional. The mood changes are simply perfect, the band weave in and out of themes, from beautiful and calming melodies to harsher driving sections.

The way in which the drums and percussion fire-up when the band moves into kick-down is quite incredible. The dynamic guitar playing and electronic sounds mix wonderfully with the rest of the instrumentation, while the synths and effects are great throughout. This is music meant to create visions; this is the music of dreams, music that seeks to invoke emotion.

Quite simply, “Dreiundzwanzig” is beautiful, transcendent, evocative and a nearly indescribable work, by a five-piece band of incredible talent, making some of the most unique and interesting music you can find these days. If you are interested in post-rock, I highly recommend this EP as a good starting point, all the highlights of the genre are here; monumental crescendos, sweeping highs, murmuring lows, and an all-around cinematic feel.

Amorph is a truly visionary group. Without succumbing to conventional musical structures, they are able to compliment so many moods. For anyone willing to dedicate their ears and mind to aural poetry Amorph is a worthy addition to the list of great music makers who grace any music collection!

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