Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

Signed to Big Top Entertainment L.L.C, along with the production team Cali 303, Luis Torres aka LU, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and engineer, born in the city of Guadalajara. He migrated with his parents at the age of one where his family settled in Colorado. Produced by Kxvi, LU’s debut single “Ride or Die”, also features R&B singers-songwriters, Omari Night and DazeOnEast. This is perfect melodic R&B/Pop record, as LU and his crew know melody, quickly laying down the narrative’s overriding tone: “Girl You Know that I am down for you, in the fire shooting rounds for you, ain’t no

Gabe Lopez – “End Of The Lost Summer” deserves top level recognition!

It is extremely rare to come across an artist like Gabe Lopez, who is poised, multi-talented, bold, self-confident yet humble – and surprisingly, one whose name you should already be very familiar with. The reasons are evident. Gabe Lopez is a Billboard Top 5 singer-songwriter and producer, who has produced and written recent music for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Twice, Key and other multi-platinum artists. He has also produced and written for Joey McIntyre, Charice, James Brown, The Other Two on Comedy Central, SHINee, Tae Yang, VeriVery, DreamNote, Gayme Show, American Idol finalists and

Jae’ Morrissa – “AWOL” and “Butterfly” will send chills up and down your spine

Born Ingrid Jasmin, professionally known as Jae’ Morrissa has gone from singing to patients and residents in hospitals and nursing facilities, to becoming a fast rising singing sensation in the music industry. She started singing at the young age of 3 years old, as her talents were nurtured through her Mother’s taste and love for music. Jae’Morrissa was also inspired and influenced by such artists as Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Minnie Rippleton, Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie. Her debut single “Just My Next Song”, is being considered as a Nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020, as well as a

Downtown Mystic – ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ – more than just a nostalgic listening experience!

One of the things Downtown Mystic notoriously excel at is masking emotional lyrics with upbeat, driving-with-the-windows-rolled-down kind of melodies. Their double-side single, ‘3-Way Heartbreak’, which also includes the track ‘Same Old Lover’, recorded in 1983, has all that and more. While for most other contemporary bands, it’s hard to recapture the real magic of rock n’ roll, for Robert Allen and his crew, this comes easy. They grew up during rock’s golden era, hence Downtown Mystic’s music lives up to the genre’s legacy, rather than just riding on its coattails. The ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ single, on the Sha-La Music, Inc. catalog,

P Bailey – “Change The World” – a lush blend of mid-tempo R&B and Soul

P Bailey has adorned our pages many times over the last few years, but just in case you missed it, we’ll fill you in again. Originally from the UK, Paul Bailey aka P Bailey grabbed his first musical influences from Motown and Muscle Shoals, as well as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Without any formal training, the 5 octave singer, developed his singing and writing style by listening to artists like, Ron Isley, Donny Hathaway, Luther Van dross, Prince and James Brown. Bailey had his first major break when Rick James sampled his track ‘Part time Lover’ for the sound

Mandalan and So Foreign Productions Launch Campaign For ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie Video

Mandalan is the music project of Los Angeles-based musician, songwriter and producer James Brennan. He produces a tropical house genre of dance/pop music with a dramatic sound including heavy drums and electronic elements. Together with So Foreign Productions, Mandalan is creating a music video experience for his new dance single ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie, which you can be part of. On PATREON, they have launched a campaign inviting Patrons to be part of an upcoming official music video for the song. Supporters will receive a digital download of the song along with credits in the music video. They will also

Sofi Maeda – “ASHITA” bursts with sound and energy!

Sofi Maeda was born in Takamatsu, Japan. The alternative pop-punk starlet has been doing music seriously since 2016. She has released the album “You Know Me Well” in 2017 and has followed up with a series of successful singles. She has won singing as well as song contests, and has performed on the Red Square in Moscow, at the festival in Gorky Park, as well as concerts in Depo, Live Stars, San Diego, Glastonbury and many more. This year Sofi has dropped 3 singles so far, including “ASHITA”. If you like Sofi Maeda then you should already have “ASHITA” on

Jona Da King – “Roots Of Love” EP – balancing rhymes, and soulful crooning|

Jona Da King is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Ontario, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Jona is set to release his EP “Roots Of Love” which is scheduled to drop September 30th 2020. The artist has an eclectic musical palette which is colored by Hip-hop, R&B, Pop, as well as Jazz and Rock tones. We checked out his prime tracks in anticipation of the EP, and if the goal of this release is to make a breakout statement that Jona Da King is getting seriously started, he’s succeeded, delivering some of the smoothest, most mellifluous urban sounds we’ve heard in music

Berani – “Cut And Taste” strikes an incredible balance of disparate elements

Berani is an electronic beat maker with a diverse sound spectrum and a tendency to produce bouncing rhythms or spacious and relaxing aural experiences. In a short time span, this emerging artist out of Byron Bay in Australia, has discerning music fans and casual listeners paying attention. The sound design throughout his latest single “Cut And Taste” is what we’ve come to expect from this creative top tier producer: popping percussion, basslines that melt like butter and a healthy dose of twisted horns to make everything bump in a soul-like fashion. Sprinkled around the track are sonic effects that keep

Anne Marie Bush: “UnZipped RnB” – Her voice is phenomenal and the variety of music is excellent

The new EP “UnZipped RnB” by Anne Marie Bush –the Danish singer-songwriter whose influences range from RnB, Motown, Soul, Pop, Jazz and Club – will drop on November 12th.  During her seven years in the US, Anne Marie attracted a lot of attention from international top producers, songwriters, record labels and other industry professionals, while collaborating with talents such as Narada Michael Walden, Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Caruso, Bruce Gaitsch and Robert Palmer, just to mention a few. Several of Anne Marie’s songs are also featured worldwide on TV and Film.

“I am ready to take my solo career to the next level by launching my new EP “UnZipped RnB”, says Anne Marie Bush, “On the current EP I am mixing the soulful pop ballads with groovy RnB, and basically returning to my Soul-Jazz musical roots. I have been writing, recording and producing the songs from the EP for quite a while in various studios, with different producers, including my own studio in Copenhagen, DK. Some of the songs have been re-produced up to 3-4 times.”

You can always tell when an artist throws out a record just to say they exist or have something new out. “UnZipped RnB” is definitely not that type of EP. From start to finish it flows wonderfully, and you can tell that a lot of time and effort went into producing a first class record. It’s been on repeat in my player for ten days, and I love all of the songs. Anne Marie Bush can definitely hold her own when it comes to singing and songwriting. Her voice is phenomenal, its range is amazing, and the variety of music is excellent.

Anne-Marie-Bush-350Lyrically speaking Anne Marie keeps it somewhat straightforward and heartfelt, but her delivery is what blew me away. Everything you love about soulful urban R&B music is plastered all over “UnZipped RnB”. Anne Marie’s lovely honey soulful voice is highlighted to the maximum on this record. Each song is a delight to listen to and will glisten the depths of your soul. One of the best songs on the album is “U Belong To Me”. The soulful sound is intermingled with a gonzo urban beat topped off with Anne Marie’s glossy voice. Another highlight to the record is “I Won’t Run Away”, a pop ballad accompanied by plenty smooth organic sounds and powerful strings, while Anne Marie belts out a soulful love melody that captivates the listener’s heart. “Wings To Fly” is another elegantly structured track that highlights Anne Marie’s strong vocals and so delicately balances itself between soft and loud rhythms. But just choosing one or two songs here and there is rather reductive, considering there is not one bad song in the bunch. On the contrary I only hear highlights. As I did on the acoustic-guitar driven “I Wanna Be”, or the Top40-styled ballad “Fly”.

Anne Marie Bush reminds me of a blend between Mariah Carey, Marie Fredriksson (Roxette), and Celine Dion. She has the vocal range of one, as well as the diverse pop sensibilities and the absolute power of the other two. No matter where you are in your life, when it comes to love, you will enjoy this EP. In my opinion almost every song could be a single here. If you are looking for a really soulful recording that you can play all the way through “UnZipped RnB” for you. Not only did Anne Marie Bush capture the art of real R&B music that comes completely from the soul, but you can feel the passion and soul that she puts into the lyrics as she sings. This is a very cohesive, high-caliber project which will undoubtedly move Anne Marie Bush career to the next level!


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