The Single “Bliss” by Tasos Petsas Hits The Charts

In June 2018 Tasos Petsas (Tasos P.), a Greek creator of electronic music, released – via FM Records – his 7th single in a row called “Untitled”. The track entered into the Top20 of the ‘Best House Tracks’ of the well-known international site Beatport and reached the #8 spot on IFPI (Official Singles Chart in Greece) and the #8 spot on the Greek Billboard. The video clip of the track has also been added onto the MTV UK playlist in August, and in the playlist of the popular Greek Radio channel Best 92.6 FM. On the 9th of October, the

Lord Conrad: “Fight Till The End”- ready to wow clubbers!

Italian DJ, producer and model Lord Conrad has been taking the dance and pop fraternity by storm – first with the single ‘Touch the Sky’, and then with the follow-up “Day After Day”. Not satisfied, Lord Conrad burst forward with another power pop release recently, entitled “1 Minute”. And just to show that he is a man on a mission, he bounces right back with a brand new track – “Fight Till The End”. So, what does he have to offer with his new release? An insane beat to smash dance-floors. He is ready to wow clubbers with his flawless

Shaun Jacobs: “Rollin’” formulates a gritty chart-topping sound

started out playing drums at a very young age, but it was only when he turned 15 and his older brother thought it would be good for him to learn more than one instrument that his love for guitar, singing and songwriting was born. Growing up in a family where his dad was an opera singer and his brothers’ able musical craftsmen as well, Shaun soon started writing, recording and producing his own music. It wasn’t long before the South African artist gained traction in his home country, winning the SAMA 2014 Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, as well

Samplified: Extensive high quality sample libraries

You’ve written a killer song. The lyrics and music are flowing but there’s just something missing. Maybe it’s a guitar strum, riff or pluck. It could be a thumping bassline or some shimmering keys. More often than not, it’s a groovy drum beat. You know that any these would be the perfect complement to your newly written potential hit, but how can you get that sound for your song? If you’re a beginner, it’s a tough ride to create that professional recording sound at home. On the other hand, if you’re a professional you’re usually hard pushed for time to

All Atomic – metaphysics melds with the spirit of dance

DJ/Producer All Atomic, from Bristol United Kingdom, grew up around music and was mixing tunes at nine years old and was soon deejaying at illegal raves. His music is a fusion of his influences: “You have to have an open mind when making music,” says All Atomic. “Let the music guide you, it will tell you what it needs you to do.” Persuaded by artist and producer Aniofades, All Atomic sent a demo to the Pink Dolphin Music Ltd label, and got signed up. A heap of well-received releases followed, with the producer bringing his classically unique sound to the

NothingDark: “Tragicomedy” sees the band at their most lucid, melodically and rhythmically

NothingDark is a 3-piece from Montreal Canada, formed in 2018. Its members, made up of Nack Jicholson (Vocals, guitars, synth), Roxanne Miller (Bass, backing vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums, percussion) are inspired by 80’s synth pop and rock. Nack & Matt handle all recording, mixing, and production in the band’s well-equipped Montreal studio. “Tragicomedy” is their 2nd EP, while work on the third and fourth installments are already underway. For any of you synth lovers out there, this is the record to get, though there is plenty of guitar too. NothingDark is a band that will take you to places

aVIE: “Chutney Chasers” – a living, breathing organism that mutates and grows

“Chutney Chasers” is just one volume of aVIE’s upcoming project, aVIEonearth, which documents a common man’s life on Earth. Each part of the project that he releases will explore its own world of emotions.  As it relates to R&B, this is music of the future, steeped in the rhythms and sonics of the today, ingeniously invented for a 21st century audience. It will surely be appreciated by your ears, and you’ll find that after giving this a spin, it has in many ways changed your conception of R&B and music overall. A Classic. This dark and experimental urban recording, refined

Roddan: “Don’t Be Troubled” – so impeccably penned!

Singer-songwriter, Roddan’s third and current release, “Don’t Be Troubled” is a follow-up to his 2017 EP, “Bleed 432”, and his 2016 Album, “Music House”. The recording features organic instrumentation, including guitar, piano, violin, cello, piano, and some great harmonies from Eliza Gilkyson. But it also carries the burden of a troubled time. “The year 2017 and the first few months of 2018 while writing these songs, was a troubled time for me to say the least,” explains Roddan, continuing: “All of the sudden, it seemed people and animal’s close to me were dying. In addition, an ex-girlfriend (a talented singer)

Tommy Francisco Releases His Debut EP “Eight23”

On September 7th Tommy Francisco, born and raised in Austin Texas, released his debut Ep “Eight23”. This Ep has generated a major buzz and several songs (“Show Up” “Crush” and “Vibez”) have been featured on Spotify Playlists. Eight23 has a tropical sound that includes inspiration from Dancehall/Afropop and Rnb/Hiphop. There are 5 songs on this Ep that flow cohesively.  MORE ABOUT: Tommy Francisco is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Austin, Texas. Tommy was raised in the inner city of Austin and has overcome a slew of trials and tribulations on his journey of becoming a recording artist. At

BlowinMaddTrees: “The Scent” cooks up a tasty dish

BlowinMaddTrees are the kind of rappers you want to hang out with. They’re chilled out guys who usually rhyme about what they love most: hedonistic experiences and the finest Kush. They’ll probably never reach mainstream status, but they seem to like it that way. Their introspective and sometimes unabashed lyrics coupled with their mischievous grins, make them likable rap everymen. Uprooted from Texas to Colorado, BlowinMaddTrees is made of Johhnie Blaze’d & Jay Deezl, aka TheDankestDuo. The duo states that this single means a lot to them, because it is the first track they have done together in over 3

Sax Quartet The Quadraphonnes ‘Get the Funk Out!’ on Latest Album

It’s not every day you come across an all-female saxophone band, but then again, The Quadraphonnes are no ordinary group of musicians. Their latest album Get the Funk Out! (2014) proves that. Over the past eight years, the Portland-based quartet’s synthesis came from a shared love of music, particularly of their revered saxophone and all its variations, as well as the ability to create beautiful music and have a unique vibe about them. One member said, “We all love the saxophones more than anything. What started out as a casual ‘for fun’ group grew into an opportunity to play out and entertain when we realized that we worked so well together.”

The feminine foursome, along with their backing band, are most often compared to Tower of Power and Rebirth Brass Band, and this comparison rings out on their latest album, Get the Funk Out! The 11-track album is funky beyond belief from the very first, title track, which is a picture-perfect kickoff for the album as a whole and sets the stage for the rest of the tracks to come.

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On the next track, “New Orleans Mood,” the title aptly describes the atmosphere set by both the rhythm and interwoven higher-octave saxophone melodies that overlay the solid baritone sax bass line. The percussion is light and upbeat in the New Orleans jazz tradition with sax lines that wail in the exuberant way that New Orleans jazz and brass bands sing out in hometown performances.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong (with a Manicure and Champagne)?” takes the energy down a notch with a more laidback baritone sax line that’s joined by harmonic melodies in the upper saxophone range. About midway through the track, the baritone and alto saxophones solo simultaneously, their melodies meeting up for brief interludes and then falling back into their own groove, finally joining each other for a brief moment of haywire before the rest of the saxes and vocals join in on the fun.

On “Like a Tiger,” the vocals assume a starring role more than on many of the other tracks. For a good portion of the track, the saxophones take more of a background position as the backing band takes the lead in supporting the lyrics and main melody. But no song from The Quadraphonnes would be complete without bursts of saxophone licks sprinkled in between verses, so really, the saxophones always remain a fixture even when the band features another set of instruments and sounds.

On a few tracks, the album also features guest musicians like guitarist Jennifer Batton, who is formerly Michael Jackson’s guitarist, and percussionist Mike Snyder, who recorded on all the Mel Brooks soundtracks, Little Mermaid and Home Improvement.

All in all, The Quadraphonnes have released a funktastic album that’ll bring a slick groove to any listening session. This is the kind of band that even if you can’t catch them live, you can’t help but find yourself getting down in the comfort of your own home.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.quadraphonnes.com

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