Flexico Deeskie: ‘Leanin’’ falls within trap’s ever-expanding parameters

Flexico Deeskie comes out of Dallas, TX, to where he moved from Kansas City, MO, in 2005. Fresh on the grid, he became an active artist in July of this year, and has been steadily dropping singles to build his catalog and fan base. Flexico’s emphasis on a positive attitude and grinding, pops up regularly as does his commitment and dedication to his craft. These trademarks of his personality and style, are of course very much evident in the single project, ‘Leanin’’. Trap music’s roots date back quite a few years, and it’s been a presence in rap’s mainstream in

“Trump in the Trunk” attacks political, social and cultural issues

From Backwards is a master at creating high quality music with low quality satire. The only thing more surprising than how well those two aspects mesh, is how well he performs them on stage. His genius, however, lies within the fact that while he will laugh at (not with) almost everything he does, his audience will nod and move in sheer appreciation that someone is able to articulate the frustrations they otherwise are unable to deal with. From Backwards is the much needed fifth of whisky to last year’s presidential debates. Hip-hop and politics have been together for a long

Alien Skin: ‘1980 REDUX’ takes synth-pop to a different set of limits

There aren’t many synth-pop bands that I deem buyable today. I could probably count them all on my left hand. And if I only included the bands that actually played authentic 80’s analogue-driven synth-pop, I’d probably be left counting my stiff middle finger.  Sure digital and sampling can mimic just about any sound today…if you know what to mimic of course! Our current generation of electronic heroes can knock up the most devastating beats, create massive drops, and stirring buildups, so synth-pop might seem like the simplest form of electronica to them. Technically that is. Because musically we’re talking two

C-Los N.S: “Ye-Tape” features a wide range of thought-provoking lyrics

Songwriter and Rap Artist C-Los N.S (Carlos Ruelas) was born in Santa Rosa, California (East L.A.), and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. He recently released his mixtape, entitled “Ye-Tape”. After listening to it three times, I must say that this album is a mature product. C-Los N.S sounds like he has graduated from the rap game. He has an intelligent narrative that goes along with the music, while the experience is filled with more emotionally charged singles rather than club bangers. The production created is haunting with each song bringing about a different mood but it fits the messages masterfully. Beginning

Third Realm: “The Suffering Angel” – a bold and compelling addition to the group’s growing legacy

Recently signed to Distortion Productions, Third Realm is the eclectic dark electronic project founded in 2000 by Nathan Reiner of Buffalo, New York. The danceable darkwave band with powerful industrial tones, is known for their shadowy, sexed-up blend of synth rock and intense vocals. On their brand new album, “The Suffering Angel”, the collective spends half the time perfecting their gritty, driven sound and the other half eclipsing all expectations of their efforts. The result is an intense listen with tremendous highs, and outstanding performances by members, Nathan Reiner (Lead Vocals/Music Production/Songwriter), Arrow Fitzgibbon (Guitar/Keyboards/Backing Vocals/Sampler), Melanie Beitel (Keyboards/Backing Vocals)

Nika Starr: “Connection” – succinct, sassy, and sincere

Nika Starr, female Soul/RnB singer from Toronto, is currently working with her mentor DT the Artist for Artist Development from the ‘Ground Up Program’. Her latest single is “Connection” which was produced by ClevaMix Records with an instrumental from ShamGodBeats. Being a woman in a male-dominated music industry, means they always want to back you into a corner and force you to wear a label. Unfortunately, that means you either fall into one of two categories: sexy or cute, and maybe lust or love. Now more than ever people need to be reminded that women can be in more than

Liam Merrigan: “Broke Beyond Tomorrow” – a high sense of life and perception

Liam Merrigan is 29 year old singer-songwriter from Kintbury Berkshire UK. The 10 track album of original songs, “Broke Beyond Tomorrow” deals with Liam life experiences – either lived first hand or witnessed. I enjoyed the intimate nature of the recording, which sounds as if Merrigan was playing a beat old guitar on a stool 10 feet in front of you. Totally stripped down, this album demonstrates the great craft of the songs, as well as Liam’s expressive voice, and of course his acoustic guitar. Liam is the English equivalent of rejuvenated Neil Young in his observational skills. Liam Merrigan puzzles

Etop: “Masterworks” is ground-breaking and innovative

Etop is not your typical electronic artist. If someone says to you that Etop plays electronic music do not go thinking that he plays heavy beats and dance songs. Well he does, but not quite the way you’re thinking. Etop is everywhere. He can go to a bubblegum electronic pop tune, to a groovy dance song, all the way over to a depressing ballad. And then he can do something better than just about anyone else…go back in time. No, this is not another installment of Return To The Future. He really goes back to the past, and out of

Andre Gimaranz: ‘Supermoon’ – a rare jewel!

After 15 years as a session musician, Brazilian guitarist, singer and songwriter, Andre Gimaranz’s first solo album, ‘Handmade’, was released in 2015 gaining instant attention from the industry and fans alike, resulting in Gimaranz being considered one of the best new live acts in Brazil. In 2015 and 2016, Andre was a nominee in the categories ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Artist of the Year’ at the IMEA Awards. He recently dropped the highly acclaimed single, ‘State of Rage and Fear’, and has now followed that up with his brand new full-length album, entitled ‘Supermoon’. Every once in a while, after making

Moorhouse: “I Love You to the Moon and Back” ft. The Cellophane Heart – brings a new slant to the genre

Irish DJ and producer Moorhouse has dedicated the song, “I Love You to the Moon and Back”, to his daughter, Abbie. It speaks about their relationship and what the future holds. Canadian artist, The Cellophane Heart, provided the vocals for the track, and the song was produced in Moorhouse’s home studio in Waterford, Ireland. The track offers a lively, upbeat 90s dance pop sound mixed with current top 40 influences from Baz Luhrmann and N-Trance. This track means a lot. And there is a reason for that. Sure, it may be electronic dance music, but it’s…different. EDM music is becoming

Terri B! – “I’m Coming Back” – her sound is smooth, strong, and assured!

I’ve been playing, producing, promoting and reviewing music longer than I care to remember. I know what it takes to make music and I know what it is like to have critics acclaim…or slam it. So each time I’m presented with a new review I tremble with the fear that I may have to casually denigrate the hard work of another. However, when I read the name, Carrillo Music, my heart almost skips a beat, for I know that the chances of any negative analysis are thrown completely out of the window. This independent electronic music label, based in Phoenix, Arizona, hosts a stable of highly talent artists, whose releases never disappoint. But even I was not prepared for the exclusive supremacy of Terri B!

Terri-B-coverThis chart topping Dance Vocalist/ MC/DJ and Songwriter has recorded multiple hit club records with names like Laidback Luke, Cazzette, Roger Sanchez, John Dahlbäck, Henrik B, D.O.N.S., and DJ Antoine to name a few. Her vocals have also landed on the remix boards of Avicii. In 2015, Terri B! was the first person to top the Billboard Club songs charts twice at #1 and did so within three weeks. She is one of only a six artists, including Sia and Madonna, who held two songs in the top ten at the same time. “Blind Heart”, which she co-wrote, has collected more than 40 million Spotify streams. She has also shared stages with such names as David Guetta, DJ Antoine, Roger Sanchez, Tiësto, and Thomas Gold among others.

Now TERRI B! is back with her own single entitled, “I’m Coming Back” (Sony/Lifted/Carrillo). The energy that vibes out from this music reminds one of the real great days of partying to some ultra-funky grooves. This one is a keeper. TERRI B! is one of the few talents around these days to bring real meaning, and true soul to EDM music. She puts her husky vocals to sublime effect and is ready once again to bring listeners to their knees and then make them jump up and testify! She puts a smooth-grooved, neo-soul twist on electronic dance music like no-one else I’ve heard.

TERRI B! just seems to go from strength to strength in all that she does. Whether it be singing, deejaying or songwriting, she is brilliant. Her sound is smooth, strong, and assured. Her vocal tone is wonderfully accented, almost like rich dark chocolate. There is no-one sounding like TERRI B! in EDM right now. She finds just the right combination of classic vocal sounds and modern electronic presentation, to wow just about any crowd.

TERRI B!’s deep honey coated voice is pitch perfect and will draw in music lovers from all genres. Seriously, “I’m Coming Back” is too hot for you to sleep on. So don’t!

OFFICIAL LINKS

Terri B! Online
www.terrib.com
www.facebook.com/terribmusic
www.twitter.com/terribmusic
http://www.youtube.com/user/terribmusic
www.instagram.com/terribmusic

Carrillo Music Online:
www.dancemusiclabel.com
www.instagram.com/dancemusiclabel
www.twitter.com/dancemusiclabel
www.facebook.com/dancemusiclabel
www.youtube.com/dancemusiclabel

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