Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

Rashod Holmes Announces New Single ‘The One’

The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

Hybrid Blues fuses stellar musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and soul-stirring vocals

Out of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hybrid Blues are a 4-piece band, made up of Mike Everard (guitars, vocals), Adam Pendred (bass), Mark Schaumann (drums) and award winning front-man, singer-songwriter Roy Hudson. The band signed to SGNB Records USA, has just released its self-titled blues-based album. No two songs on “Hybrid Blues” sound the same. The record not only showcases Roy’s abilities as a singer and a songwriter, but also highlights the wide range of influences that have impacted on his music. The album takes you in so many different dynamic directions that it can feel a little dizzying, while the

Marshall Artz Productionz – “Go Missing” ft. SeanQ – is incredibly hypnotic, with crystal-clear production

Released Aug 28th, “Go Missing” Prod. by Marshall Artz Productionz, is the producer’s 3rd single release since June. The track will be featured on his upcoming 2021, self-titled LP “Marshall Artz Experiment”. The song features singer-songwriter SeanQ, from Dallas, Texas. The producer’s blend of R&B-inspired neo-soul and smooth chill sounds becomes its own entity within the hip-hop and urban music world. Marshall Artz Productionz work should gain high appraisal through its colorful and subtly amped vibes that play to any genre lover’s ears alike. After listening to this track, I expect that the outpouring of demand for more of the

Evie Calabasas – “STARGIRL” – strong, sensitive vocals and soul-baring songs

Evie Calabasas is a 20 year-old singer and songwriter. She started playing guitar at the age of 6 and started singing at 15 years old. After attempting to be part of band on numerous occasions, Evie finally opted for a solo career. Her first solo project, the 3 track EP “STARGIRL”, has its title inspired by the first song she ever played live.  It is a tempered and exceptional record. It shakes, rattles and rolls with minimal, almost absent percussion, a dominantly strummed acoustic guitar and occasional keyboard interludes. Above all, is Evie Calabasas’ voice, which delivers an untethered, sweetly

Baby Lu releases her first single “Bad Stuff” on all major streaming platforms

Luna Elisabeth Jezebel Pool aka Baby Lu was born on February 5, 2002 in Frankfurt, Germany. Lu began singing and songwriting in her early teens and went to several music auditions where she was rejected because of her young age. She then decided to start making her own music after graduation in 2018. As she didn’t have any connections yet she wasn’t able to produce something properly. In 2019 she met the producer Austin Asiegbu (2aBeaatz) and started to produce her own songs. Pool has cited Adele and Demi Lovato as her major musical influences. Her other influences or inspirations

Sol N Beef: “Sax Please” – the horns blend flawlessly with bass kicks and synths!

32-year-old Claras “Beefy” Brown’s musical journey started like most kids from the south, in Church. Being from Houston, TX and having to attend church services 4x a week as required by his father, the Minister, Claras had to follow into music.

In the 3rd grade Beef began his classical training on trumpet. He excelled in the orchestra setting which allowed him to venture onto other instruments including vocals. Upon graduation from high school, Beef had several scholarship offers to college.

Claras decided to take a different route and study music production in Florida. It was there that he met Julissa Veloz, and shortly thereafter Rod Carrillo. Beef worked on Veloz’s  Predator, Very Brady Day and met Sol while working with Carrillo Music.

SOLNBEEF-400Sax Please came to life when Beef started mentoring Sol and both classically trained musicians put their creative thoughts into reality. Soleil “Sol” Carrillo’s musical journey began at the age of 7, when he stared playing the cello. Sol comes from a long line of music influences from both his parents and family. Sax Please is the first collaboration project between the two artists, now called Sol N Beef.

The sweet sound of the saxophone; for some reason this instrument which was once a staple of blues and jazz has found its way into the world of EDM. It seems to blend flawlessly with bass kicks and synths when either played live or when it is recorded. Sol N Beef seems to have taken the route of performing with the real instrument, but other artists use synthetic, sampled saxophones as well.

It is an awesome thing when genres crossover and new styles are born. This is what Sol N Beef has achieved with the smooth and soulful sounds of “Sax Please”. The use of the Saxophone has become pivotal in the EDM landscape, as its not only brings a sound that non-edm lovers are familiar with, but also legitimizes the musical talent needed to be a successful performer and producer.  Carillo Music has quickly and clearly understood this concept and wasted no time in releasing Sol N Beef through their trending dance music label.

Sol N Beef definitely bring the fire with “Sax Please” which dances tantalizingly on the fine line between smooth Jazz and rhythmic EDM. While other horn players in this genre are making fools of themselves, Sol N Beef has stayed true to their art … while making amazing instrumental, contemporary dance music!

More About Carrillo Music: – Carrillo Music is an American independent electronic music record label based in Phoenix, Arizona. Carrillo’s current roster includes D.O.N.S., Warp Brothers, Futuristic Polar Bears, David Jones, Julissa Veloz, The Cataracs, GZRUS, Danny Howard, Eric Redd, Kelsey B, Eddie Amador, Matt Fox, Geoffrey Paris, Peter Barona, Abigail, Sted-E & Hybrid Heights, Trevor Simpson, Ralphi Rosario, Liam Keegan, Pink Panda and others. We are an Indie all the way!

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