Melua – debut single and music video – “Waves”

Tapio Fagerström (Bass), Ville Saarinen (Guitar), Olli Rautio (Guitar), Petri Koskela (Drums), and Jussi Rautio (Synths), make up the alternative rock band Melua, who have just released the song “Waves”, and the supporting music video by @simppafi. If you’ve been waiting for a time to check out this band, wait no more: this song is the perfect entry point. The song utilizes the band’s penchant for lush instrumentation to full effect, creating a mood and atmosphere that builds into a goosebump-raising climax. Melua strikes a great balance between the song’s poignant moments and the more soaring sections. Furthermore, they write

Melua – debut single and music video – “Waves”

Tapio Fagerström (Bass), Ville Saarinen (Guitar), Olli Rautio (Guitar), Petri Koskela (Drums), and Jussi Rautio (Synths), make up the alternative rock band Melua, who have just released the song “Waves”, and the supporting music video by @simppafi. If you’ve been waiting for a time to check out this band, wait no more: this song is the perfect entry point. The song utilizes the band’s penchant for lush instrumentation to full effect, creating a mood and atmosphere that builds into a goosebump-raising climax. Melua strikes a great balance between the song’s poignant moments and the more soaring sections. Furthermore, they write

Hei$enberg – “Text Me” employs a head-bopping flow with a throwback flair

Steven Scott aka Hei$enberg was born and raised in Jasper, Texas, but currently resides in Beaumont Texas. Houston rap music was a huge inspiration for him to start making music. “Text Me” is his third release to date, and the follow up to “Bad Chick” which has accumulated over 300,000 streams on Spotify. To hear Hei$enberg’s new single is to witness a once promising artist finally come into his own. He is able to transcend his contemporaries’ limitations with simple pleasures: he takes the fun braggadocio and punch lines that are a hallmark of battle rap, and turns it into

Martin Szorad and Maria Grazia Rago – “Burnt Steet” – a killer blend of classical, fusion and metal

Born in Sicily, Maria Grazia Rago is an Italian pianist and composer, who now resides in Illinois USA. She initially studied piano with Lea Cumbo and Eliodoro Sollima, and then continued her musical education in Rome with Bruno Canino and Marcello Abbado. Her composition studies came at the Conservatoire National Superieur De Musique Et Danse De Lyon in France. The award-winning composer’s works have been performed in festivals and theaters throughout the world. Martin Szorad is a guitarist from the Czech Republic. He has been playing guitar for 16 years. He plays guitar, bass guitar and piano. Together, Maria Grazia

Nancy Diaz – “Summer Love” – cultured chord changes, cleverly orchestrated synths, and tropical rhythms

If you crave mature Pop-R&B with rhythmic density and deep emotion, look no further than the stunning Toronto-born bombshell Nancy Diaz. The songstress of Chilean and Spanish descent, packs crazy soprano pipes ad a dynamic range that matches her cosmopolitan songwriting material and street-savvy sultriness. Track after track her synth-phonic sound and soulful singing sorties have broadened into catchy earworms and silken soul pop-hop. On her latest single, “Summer Love”, all of Nancy Diaz’s skills rush into cultured chord changes, cleverly orchestrated synths, and tropical rhythms. Nancy hones in on the listener and focuses their attention on her wares.  The

Sabrina Matola – “For you” – is fueled by the power and intensity of her voice

Sabrina Matola is an experienced vocalist and performer. She has played in live music venues and toured with bands, from as early as 12 years old. Known abroad as ”The Spiritual Voice”, Sabrina has collaboration credits with David Peaston, Loleatta Holloway, Amy Winehouse, Robert Timothy West and others. Working her way through a variety of styles, including Soul, Motown, Disco, Jazz, and Pop, her influences include, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, and Jill Scott. I must admit to being a bit, well, more than a bit, puzzled as to why Sabrina

DEEPSYSTEM – “Anda Linda” – a zesty groove and a humid atmosphere!

DEEPSYSTEM, Europe’s underground ambassador of reggaeton and Latin trap — has remade the future of Spanish-language hip-hop in his image. If there is a revolution to be had in the new crossover market, this artist has done so by sticking to his guns, and mining reggaeton’s sonic riches for dancefloor gold. Rather than offer audiences lyrical signposts to what he’s thinking, DEEPSYSTEM makes you come to him, with a shared sense of explosive, downright sensual musicality and a hypnotically propulsive rhythm. Few others could do as much, in the European region. Furthermore, the man is consistent, putting out track after

Neave Zaria’s ‘Never The Same’ Is Evocative Of The Golden Era Of Jazz & Blues

Neave Zaria’s latest track ‘Never The Same’ is a soft yet impassioned exploration of our deepest infatuations and frustrations. The composition is steady but energetic, and the jazz spirit comes in hot from the get-go. Zaria’s voice bears a strong resemblance to that of the greatest blues singers of all time: Etta James and Aretha Franklin. The most modern comparisons would be to Adele and Norah Jones, but even then there’s a striking vulnerability in Zaria’s vocals that makes her stand apart. It helps that the English singer is just nineteen, but she demonstrates a superb ability at striking the

Sam and Sounds Guaranteed to Make You Smile with New Single “Cloud 9”

UK indie artist Sam and Sounds has just released a brand-new single that will have you both grinning and grooving. The singer songwriter has just dropped “Cloud 9,” offering endless feel-good vibes and some much-needed positivity in today’s world. With his debut EP due to land in October this year, this track is the second teaser to what we can expect. It follows his first single release which came out in April, “Do It All Again,” that soon became an instant smash hit. Sam and Sounds has already netted an impressive 41,000 Spotify streams, with 23,000 monthly listeners and a

Cymbalik – “A New Positive”- the alchemical combination of quality, creativity, and alluring empathy

There are a lot of new producers that are coming to the scene this years, and some that have been in the game for a while, but few are as exciting has Cymbalik AKA Jose Serpas who hails out of Denver, CO. If you’re a part of the people who don’t know who Cymbalik is just yet, then expect him to be all over your music queue in the next couple of years. With his crazy beats and smooth melodies it’s expected that he makes some big jumps in the industry very soon. Cymbalik works with modern day techniques while

Dynamics Plus: “Rock It Science” – turning boom bap into pure fire!

Even if you’re totally alienated from rap and hip-hop, “Rock It Science” is extremely hard to resist if there is a musical bone in your body. Dynamics Plus aka Lenzmen, once again displays his fearlessness and blindness to inhibiting boundaries, and coupled with his core musical competence, it is evidence that he knows exactly what people yearn for – great music, perspective, and a voice to be heard.

So what is “Rock It Science”? Is it a sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed 18-track, “Rocket Science”? Well, the answer is yes…and no! Same songs, same performers, same lyrics…and that’s where the similarities end, because musically and production-wise, this latest musical installment has been rebuilt from the beats to the bars. To the list of creative credits, Dynamics Plus has added the likes of DJ Cut Supreme, Producer Sam Duren and The Cryptic One, turning the electro-boom bap vibe of the previous release into pure fire!

Dynamics Plus aka Lenzmen

Dynamics Plus aka Lenzmen

What makes the above collaborations so good is that Dynamics Plus is obviously not looking for crossover acceptance, rather he is demonstrating how he can excel in such distinguished company. In my opinion, all the tracks are stand-outs, with my personal favorites being “Rocket Science Intro Esper Wish (ArtWriteUs Remix)”, “Hug the Pole FEAT SheaDoll”, “Seek End Destroy Cut Supreme Remix”, “Turn It Up a Few Degrees”, “Grace Notes (High By Noon Remix)”, “Sunrise to Sunset Spoil Sport Remix” and “What Comes Up (Cryptic One Remix)”.

Relating this album back to the past one, synthesizers, computer music, and sampling technology, together with real instrumentation, certainly shapes the incredible music-making ability of Dynamics Plus production and style. “Rock It Science”  is a stellar combination of music technology, artistic soul and raw talent. Dynamics Plus, for me, remains one of the best producers and eclectic rappers in the industry today, defying the genre-based stereotypes that exist in Rap and Hip Hop. He really has been ahead of the game ever since I can remember.

Dynamics Plus just brings his style and diversity to this album regardless of who he is working with. The title fits the music quality on the album to the tee and the whole concept, sound, creativity, craft and vision of “Rock It Science” is totally amazing, utterly genius, and completely different to the previous release. If you’re an absolute audio fanatic, the best move would be to grab both albums and play ‘spot the difference’. That’s what I did, and discovered two totally different experiences.

On a lyrical note it’s also nice to know that the real thing is still out there. Imagine using multi-syllabic words in a song. Imagine telling a story in a song that’s not all about how fast the girl’s booty will shake. Well you don’t have to imagine anymore, because it’s all here on “Rock It Science”, before your very ears!

So don’t be afraid by playing it safe, staying in the box or just sticking to what you know. How would you ever determine what’s good or bad if you’re never willing to try something new? Broaden up your horizon and diversity with “Rock It Science” or you’ll surely miss out on a lot of good things in music!

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