The Gibb Collective: “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights” – perfectly cut gems!

October marks the 45th anniversary of the Bee Gees song “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights,” and fans of the musical super group of the 1970s, have reason to be excited. The Gibb Collective is a musical tribute, and a family legacy.  On the input of Maurice’s daughter, Samantha, the children of Andy, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb have found a way to honor their fathers by infusing new lymph  into the more than memorable Bee Gee classics of the 60’s and 70’s. And what better title for the 10-track album, than “Please Don’t Turn Out The Lights”. Though I

John-Marc Lucid: “Judas” ft. Fyah Sthar – breathes down-to-earth authenticity

Music is a very powerful and mystical force. It speaks to people on a much deeper level than conversation. It really reaches the soul. With his new track “Judas” ft. Fyah Sthar, John-Marc Lucid hits us with music that indeed does reach our souls, an intriguing melody, piercing lyrics and outstanding musicianship included. The new release by the Texas based Dancehall and Reggae artist is a joint venture with Fyah Sthar, and together they breathe down-to-earth authenticity, making for an airy, buoyant listening experience. Lucid is a creative mind that doesn’t bother about drawers or labels – his music explores

Innocent Bystanders: “Attractive Nuisance” – a roller coaster of emotion and excitement

Based in Kensington and Mission Hills, Innocent Bystanders was founded by musicians who played regularly in various bands in high school and college, who got together to form a band to play fundraising events for a local law school. They perform a wide-range of rock and soul, focused on the music of the 1960s and 1970s. The band is made up of Steve Berenson (Drums), Steve Semeraro (Electric Guitar, Vocals), Kaimi Wenger (Keyboards, Vocals), Jessica LaFave (Saxophone), Ben Nieberg (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals) Kath Rogers (Vocals) and Donny Samporna (Bass guitar). Their “Attractive Nuisance” EP of original music was recorded at

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “Let It Go” combines musical inspiration and travelling emotions

Meaningful lyrics, amazing songwriting, superb heart-warming yet angry sound, musical teamwork, everything is so perfect in this track. Such a gorgeous and refined melody and philosophical lyrics is worth being remembered for all of the current generation. The guitarist uses swampy resonating sound so beautifully and the drummer plays simple but tight groove, with every drum fill-in is on the sweet musical spots. The bassist backs up the music stably as the boys sing the vocals with conviction. This is one of my current desert Island #1’s in the Roger Cole & Paul Barrere catalog. Yes, the track “Let It

Markus Scott: “Live Life With No Regrets” – confidence is sky high on this project

Born in New York City, Markus Scott grew up in humble surroundings, and his family were always on the move resulting in him constantly transferring schools. He excelled at reading and writing poetry, before discovering that he could rap when he won a freestyle battle with a signed artist at a house party in Harlem. He soon learned to DJ too, and with his first check from summer youth, Markus went to a pawn shop and brought a laptop. He then brought a DAW, and microphone from Guitar Center and began researching how to mix and edit his vocals. He

Christopher Rapkin: “Focus In” – substance over style!

Composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Christopher Rapkin is many things, including founding member of Digital Composers Guild, and a music industry consultant. During September Rapkin released his 10 track heavy guitar album, entitled “Focus In”. Listening to Rapkin on this album it also becomes clear that he could be known as a great guitar virtuoso and a perfectionist. Christopher is the guitarist who sings and he does it quite well, in my opinion even better than Steve Vai. Also he is a good composer, all of his albums are full of songs of different styles. So he’s the man

Ziggy: “Breathe” – music for a new generation of kids

Zachary Raul Reyes aka Ziggy was born in Arcadia, California, but spent a lot of time moving around since his dad was in military service, ending up in a town in Ohio called Middletown where he spent most of my elementary and high school career. Growing up, music was his life. At 13 he received his first guitar, as a gift from his mom. He took two lessons before teaching himself how to write tabs and understanding harmony. From there Reyes ventured into listening to Hip hop and metal before discovering Dubstep, which represented a complete change of direction. Suddenly

Lynne Taylor Donovan: “Sooner or Later” – a swirling pool of rich technique and tender ability

“Sooner or Later”, the new release by independent Canadian Country songstress, Lynne Taylor Donovan, is the third single from the Nashville sessions that produced her hugely successful Euro-UK #1 hit “Strong One” and the follow-up European #2 hit “Am I Dreaming”. The reigning queen of indie country music has a knack for finding a way into the hearts of her global fan base. “Sooner or Later” has a warm and deep intention, reflecting Donovan’s eloquent and versatile tidings, showcasing her country gravitas, and a swirling pool of rich technique and tender ability. A careful sensory indulgence is heard in the

Odd-Arne Jacobsen: “While I Was Crossing The Bridge” – a gift to the world

Musician, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, Odd-Arne Jacobsen has worked with most of the leading artists in his home country of Norway, in both theatre and music, and has also presented his craft internationally. He has had his own television show in Russia, as well as a solo concert at the Moscow International Jazz Festival, and has toured the USA, Mexico, Russia, France, China, Kuwait, Scotland, and Japan. In 1990 he undertook a solo concert of his own compositions in New York, becoming the first Norwegian guitar player ever to hold a solo concert in Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Jennifer Hope Releases “My December” for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington

JENNIFER HOPE LAUNCHES DOWNLOAD TO DONATE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT LINKIN PARK’S MUSIC FOR RELIEF CHARITY Singer-Songwriter Jennifer Hope, has released her cover version of Linkin Park’s “My December” to raise awareness, and contributions for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington. The track is available for download until October 27, 2017 at GoFundfMe. A one dollar donation is all that is required to receive a download code, but any additional amount is appreciated and your extended generosity can further help many in their time of need. All donations go to the charity through the

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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