Emmanuel Dalmas & Kirby Howarth: “This Is Love That I’m Feeling” – a song with a country bent

Emmanuel Dalmas a company founder and high level executive in the scientific industry from the South West of France, also moonlights as a multi-genre music composer. Dalmas has been steadily building his music catalog since kicking things off in 2016 from his home studio. He produces instrumental and vocal tracks, engaging talented male and female voices to complete his projects, which in turn are made available for both commercial and non-commercial use. Emmanuel Dalmas recently dropped his latest single, “This Is Love That I’m Feeling”, done in collaboration with Kirby Howarth, who added the vocals and lyrics to Dalmas’ music and

Armonite: “And The Stars Above” – complex, vibrant sonic landscapes

May 2018 saw the release of the new album, “And The Stars Above”, by Italian progressive rock band, Armonite, featuring violinist Jacopo Bigi and keyboardist Paolo Fosso. The album also includes a guest appearance by Porcupine Tree’s bassist, Colin Edwin. Composer Fosso and violinist Bigi are classical musicians who through their teenage years, joined local bands, playing a variety of genres and artists, from the Beatles to Dream Theater. At the end of the ’90s, while still in college, they would play in a band called Armonite. They released an album in 1999, performed a few dates live, and then

MVJOR ARCVNA: “The Last Word in Love”- a master of layers and sequenced progression

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DJ Mizzy: “Prost” – gorgeously phrased synth lines, and subtly floating aural overtones

Boasting a sound that goes from his favored deep house grooves to hip-hop, DJ Mizzy, born Claudel Larose, is an international DJ and producer raised just outside of New York. Inspired by artists such as Sander van Doorn, DJ Yonny, and Avicii, Mizzy has a strong passion for his work. Throughout his 18 years of DJing, Mizzy has traveled all over the world to perform, using the original Technic SL1200 turntable as his prime tool. His latest endeavor is “Prost”, a German influenced track with a melodic tone, incorporating a subtle Caribbean flair. DJ Mizzy’s melodies are emotionally evocative and

Boy Leadfoot: “Turn-Buckle” – wholeheartedly playing to their strengths and sounding great while doing it

Max Gordon with Boy Leadfoot is a three-piece blues-based, alternative soul and rock project, from Vancouver Island, Canada. Their latest release, the EP “Turn-Buckle” is a breath of fresh air compared to the pop dribble permeating the American music scene right now. This is the type of musical project that will carve out a steady cult following and attract a good deal of critical acclaim. All three members are very professional and innovative musicians, and musicians of any sort will gobble up all kinds of licks, tones and spices from this release. The EP resides in the nebulous nexus of

Juan Donovan: “Merlot & Marijuana” – a brilliant compendium of styles and luxurious production

As one half of the production duo Darkroom Productions, Juan Donovan has produced with his partner Jamal Roberts some of today’s hottest artists. That list includes R Kelly, Wale, Young Money, Maino, JellyRoll, 24Hrs (Royce Rizzy), Brick Squad, G-Unit, Bad Boy, and more. The duo also won multiple awards for its phenomenal work on HBO’s classic hit series “The Wire”, which garnered them featured in major publications such as FADER, The New York Times, VIBE, and dozens more. It’s not surprising then that Juan Donovan would want to drop a record that’s as much a personal statement as a collection

American Spirits: “Nowhere Near Perfect” – at their most musically and lyrically ambitious

Since being launched in 2017, Bowling Green, Ohio, Indie Rock band, American Spirits, have also founded The Summit Shack, a local DIY venue that has hosted over 25 bands since its inception in the same year. 2018 saw the four piece band release their album “Nowhere Near Perfect”. This recording will grip you by the neck and slam you into the ground. It’s simply one of the most listenable Emo albums you would have heard in a while. You could play the whole thing through without getting bored, probably every day if you wanted to. The music is catchy. The

Internationally Acclaimed Contemporary Jazz Band Drivetime Drops Elegant New Single “Mysterious Life”

 Song is the Lead Single and Title Track of their Latest Album Single Follows their Billboard Jazz #1 Most Added song “Whispers”  Single Marks Band’s relaunch Via Red Hot New The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records  (Los Angeles – The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records is proud to announce the release of a new single, “Mysterious Life,” by Jazz Fusion torchbearers Drivetime. This Michael B. Sutton production is enriched with sensual soprano saxophone, spacy synths, pulsating drums and percussion, deep pocket bass and enigmatic electric guitar, “Mysterious Life” – the title track of the band’s eight and latest

d’Z: “Connected” – dazzling musical arrangements and a super-tight rhythm section

Hans-Peter de Zeeuw a.k.a. d’Z is a Dutch drummer and composer in the soul, jazz and funk genres. Born to a conservative family in Rotterdam, the life of d’Z changed at the age of nine when he took his first drum lesson. He knew he was destined to be a drummer. By 19, d’Z attended the largest conservatory for pop, jazz and world music in Europe, being taught by leading musicians of the Netherlands. It wasn’t long before d’Z was a sought-after drummer, but he attended the summer of 2016 before turning his attentions to recording. d’Z handpicked his favorite

SUMMY: “Sus” – ready to reach through the stratosphere for stardom

SUMMY is a US-based pop singer who captured the attention of audiences and the music industry with a viral video. SUMMY’s cover of “Issues” by Julia Michaels landed her a spot on MTV’s Cover of the Month and was watched by over half a million music enthusiasts all over the world. These viewers included award-winning producers, and Lady Gaga, who retweeted the video. After her runaway success, SUMMY focused on producing original work. Her current single “Sus” is available now. A music video and album are in the works, and SUMMY is looking ahead to announcing a tour in the

The Drama Dolls: “The Sublime Art of Self Importance” – burning with abrasive crunchiness

The Drama Dolls are the brainchild of ex Colony bassist, guitarist and main songwriter, Mike Cambridge, who also handles the mixing and production. Mike, along with drummer Alan Bristow and Agatha on keyboards form the nucleus of the band, with vocals by acclaimed US rock singer Chris Hodges. The mastering of the 3-sided single, “The Sublime Art of Self Importance EP”, released on Velvet Ant Records, was handled by the Pete Mayer of U2, Muse and Jack White fame.

The cover artwork

The cover artwork

The reason the music business is in shambles has something to do with piracy…but in a strange way. The main problem is that there is virtually no talent who merits anybody’s hard earned money. Nowadays, any ass with auto-tune and a laptop gets a contract and radio-play. If there were more talent like The Drama Dolls in the industry, music as a whole would not be at the point it is today, people would spend their money to buy singles, Eps and albums, and the artists would reap the benefits of their hard work. Instead everything sounds the same, as if it was manufactured with the same software…and it probably was!

The Drama Dolls are different. They deliver genuine, raw, alternative rock and come out with all guns firing on “Don’t Waste Your Prayers”, the opening track from “The Sublime Art of Self Importance”.  If there is a constant on this Ep, it is the fist-pumping anthems and melodic tunes. The guitar-attack blasts through the opening bars, burning with abrasive crunchiness, as the galloping bass and drum rhythm, tests Chris Hodges’ vocal cords which bellows and soars. The Drama Dolls demonstrate their versatility and musical strength with this Ep.

The-Drama-Dolls-400There’s plenty of heat here, mixed with guitar solos, mood inspirations, and straight ahead rock like on “I Want More”, which steams and boils with pressure-cooker precision without ever shooting off its lid. The band turn things up a notch on “King For A Day”, infusing the song with as much melodic catchiness as they do with crusty energy. The cherry on top is provided by the smoldering guitar solo. Apart from each individual member of the band bringing their own remarkable talent to the table, Mike Cambridge seems to find the perfect rock n’ roll sound to each song.

Mike handcrafts these tunes and treats each individual song as though it is Plasticene that he can mold into perfection. And ‘perfection’ here doesn’t mean glossy, shiny, slick production. It means finding that raw, sometimes abrasive but always melodic sound mix that makes rock n’ roll’s controlled chaos so alluring. Sleek production in rock can sometimes be likened to freckles on a hot blonde. No one gives a sh*t about the freckles because they’re all so concentrated on how tight the blonde’s ass is!

“The Sublime Art of Self Importance” defines pure rock with no strings attached – packing riff awesomeness, emotionally charged vocals, a solid guitar attack, and an amazing rhythm section, that culminates in hard-hitting, balls to the wall rock.  It would be a complete understatement to say that this is a great unbridled rock recording by The Drama Dolls!

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