EsZ: “If You Didn’t Get This Message, Call Me” – an audacious creative effort

On his new album, “If You Didn’t Get This Message, Call Me”, EsZ aka Erron’s Attic comes out swinging from the first song, a great balance between classic Hip Hop and modern. As usual EsZ gets well thought out ideas through his songs in innovative ways; you definitely get the feeling he has the lyrical substance he wants to express. Although we’re in a dismal era of Rap currently, this could be one of those instant underground classics. EsZ catalog is filled with parables, fables, morals and lamentations, forms of storytelling that compress people and experiences into neat, digestible lessons.

Luna 13 – the solid foundation for gut-ripping synths

The award winning Los Angeles band Luna 13 is forging a new genre of music they call Black Metal/Bass Music. Their brutal yet groove based electro-metal incorporates elements of electronica, death metal, and industrial rock – all done with electronics, which means no string instruments. Music maker Dr. Luna, creates a metal sound with synthesizers and by wrapping heavy distortion around sub-bass. Luna 13 who has been performing live for a few years now, opening for death metal/industrial and electronica projects alike, came into its own when Lilith Bathory joined in 2015. Since, Lilith, the band’s front woman, has been booking modeling jobs

Dezzyano: “Hello World: The Renaissance” – a cohesive feel and tone throughout the album

Now I’ll be honest, before this album was released, I didn’t know much about Dezzyano, the rapper raised 5 mins from Atlanta on Six Flags Dr. I decided to give it a go. And I became a very unlikely Dezzyano fan. The 16 track album, “Hello World: The Renaissance” starts off strong with ‘Anita Baker’. It has an extremely catchy refrain built on a bass and horn driven soul soundscape. This sets the tone for the album, which sees Dezzyano finding different ways of telling his story with catchy hooks and intense verses. From a critical standpoint, this album has

Sick.Life: “Dreamers” – showcasing the diversity and talent of the roster

Sick.Life a collective of artists and an independent music label based in El Paso, Texas. A couple of months back they released their critically acclaimed album, entitled “Contagion”. Now off that album comes the single “Dreamers” produced by NZO, and featuring Josh Brown on the chorus and bridge, while the verses are handled in order of appearance, by Sonny Weston, Lavoe, C.Notes and E$ BFNE. For hip-hop fans growing up in the 21st century, the Sick.Life collective is simply a perfect match between raw lyrical muscle and dynamic production. I listened to the track last night with the intention of

Cassie Holt and The Lost Souls: “Curvy Girl” makes a strong statement

These days, it seems anyone can make an R&B record. However, recording a soul track takes that special intangible element that not all have. Cassie of Cassie Holt and The Lost Souls, offers cadences that move in an affable manner as she declares her sense of self-worth on her latest single release, “Curvy Girl” which tackles the theme of body positivity. She never rushes the pace. She intones in different ways to let the song build in complexity. Think of it as the aural equivalent of a Lego set. One can use the simple bricks in different styles and colors

Bloomer: “Good Morning, It’s Breakfast Time” – washed away by sunlight and a downpour of musical ideas

Bloomer is a rock band from Baltimore, MD created by musical partners Luke Boardman and Matt Zorzi. The band’s sound emerges from a mix of 70’s & 90’s Rock, Soul and American Roots Music. “Good Morning, It’s Breakfast Time” is contemporary indie rock at its finest. The music is sprawling and psychedelic. The mood can range from rocking to mellow. Bloomer is a band that has great song writing abilities and expressive improvisational abilities. Depending on the given song, the band moves effortlessly between straight rock and psychedelic infused jam-band grooves. This 4 track EP showcases both the band’s alt-rock

“Final Curtain” represents yet another progression for Roger Cole

Roger Cole is anything but predictable. Other than the fact that excellence flows in abundance from his river of musical and artistic expression, his music (usually together with his partner in crime Paul Barrere) is always engaging on an emotional level. Here on his solo effort, the single, “Final Curtain”, Cole is not content to repeat himself, nor is he afraid to confront difficult subjects or at least ideas that many artists don’t frequent. This time around there is this ongoing tug-of-war between moving on and living in the past. The time when someone needs to say no, and the

Pauline Frechette: “Always Lover” (feat. David) works its magic

Not so much a singer as a sublime song stylist, Pauline Frechette returns to release an impeccably performed love ballad simply entitled “Always Lover” (feat. David). Avoiding any pretense or extravagance, Pauline stretches her breathy voice to gently embrace the lyrics, as she brings out the ultimate best of her vocal and piano artistry. Pauline wanted you to hear the instruments, the vocals, and the emotion in the breathing etc., instead of a sonic rush of noise. She does this by allowing some ‘quiet’ in the recording. Pauline is blessed with a great voice, a distinctive and beautifully frayed tone

Lyndon Rivers: “Nothing I Can Do” creates a celebration in your head!

For fans of Lyndon Rivers who love dance music, house, and techno, this is not an EDM single. It’s not the house music that we know Lyndon Rivers to have made, with filtered sampled loops, drum machine-programmed beats, and electronic harsh noise. It’s not any of that that. You can’t fist-pump to this music; you can’t go nuts to it. Well you can go nuts, but in a different way you’re normally used to in the club. So when you listen to “Nothing I Can Do”, the new single by Lyndon Rivers for the first time, go into it with

An Old Friend: “I am, I was” reaches for stratospheric heights

An Old Friend is an upcoming Alternative Rock band based out of Long Island, New York, they have been said to be significantly ahead of most contemporary peers in their stylistic niche; they show an ability to stray from the norm and focus on truly innovative fragments, as opposed to one linear hook yearning for radioplay. Founded in 2011 An Old Friend continue a career of sustained excellence, the new 6-track EP, “I am, I was”, bursts out of your speakers and infects your heart and mind like few other modern-day recordings. Not only is the production quality of the music

BogglesWorth: “NERVE” – the resonance between the melody and the rhythm is comprehensively hypnotizing

I have thoroughly enjoyed the majority of BogglesWorth’s previous works, and his latest release – the “NERVE” Ep – does not disappoint in any way. Every track is easy to listen to. It’s one of those productions that you will enjoy playing in its entirety, not just download a one or two tracks to your iPod and forget about the rest. This is good old fashioned Progressive Electronic Music from BogglesWorth. And if like me, you were in anticipation of any new stuff after his previous releases, this 6-track electronic exploration will be a great addition to your library.

The Ep cover artwork

The Ep cover artwork

From track one, “Beeper”, I instantly liked the creative synth use and the modulated bass movements, while the resonance between the melody and the rhythm is comprehensively hypnotizing. And it just get better from there on out. As a whole, “NERVE” is full of dense bass-lines, heavy drum hits, and riveting breakdowns. BogglesWorth is able to produce thick soundscapes punctuated by driving drumbeats. The sum total of this is a quality Ep with solid replay value.

The best way to listen to this is while driving or exercising; as it is upbeat enough to keep you energized but the overall lack of vocals lends itself beautifully to becoming superb background music to activities that need to keep your senses operative on all levels without being overly intrusive.

The music on “Bill Clinton” and the title track, “NERVE” can set you off into a dreamy bliss or make you bob your head to its catchy synth riffs and booming drum-lines. The rhythm never gets too monotonous to bore and the build-break-drop patterns iterate so quickly that it almost produces melodies of their own. BogglesWorth proves that he can make music that is equally well-suited as a soundtrack for work or for play, with “NERVE”. If you dig perfectly cultivated distortion, fat beats and catchy tunes, then this is the stuff.

BogglesWorth

BogglesWorth

“NERVE” is an electronic Ep that’s crafted from pure awesome. The drums and bass-lines in “Scottie’s California Cornflakes” and “E.Z.” are spectacular, and the electronica in “Blue Tuesday” is amazing to say the least. This is music which washes over you, oozes into your soul, and digs its way into your sub-consciousness. “NERVE” is best listened to with some serious volume or quality headphones. Not to mention that a couple of tracks here will well and truly really blow the club dance-floor to shreds!

Once again BogglesWorth delivers an extremely well-produced and put together release. His mesmerizing beats and interwoven layers will make you see electronic music in a different way. Each song on “NERVE” can stand alone, and yet each song fits perfectly next the others. The entire Ep is solid. BogglesWorth knocks it out of the park with this one!

MORE ABOUT – BogglesWorth is an Electronic Music Producer from Southern California. Using digital/analog synths with earth shattering beats, he creates a unique underground sound. Not a fan of genre, he believes music is a form of art, let it stand as it is and be appreciated. This mysterious producer is hard at work cranking out gnarly tunage and bringing originality back to music. Created from obscure and unconventional, fueled by strange, BogglesWorth is bizarre, peculiar, awkward and just a bit weird. From his music to his life, this rebel is always pushing the limit.

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