Ephect: “Just Like That” – focused on making an impression

Ephect is an Independent Rap/Hip Recording Artist and Music Producer born, raised and currently located in Indianapolis, Indiana (US). Ephect has released around 20 music, numerous singles, and his latest full length album titled “The Nphection”, which dropped back in September 2018. What makes this album different than other recent releases comes down to, how Ephect works with his producers. He doesn’t just compliment good production, he capitalizes on stunning production. In today’s hip-hop scene, fans tend to shy away from raw rapping talent. Gone are the days when the scene was more focused on how good the flow was

Lew Houston: “Safe” – a gritty flow that adds to the lyrical poignancy

Lew Houston is a hip-hop artist currently based in San Diego. Originally from Houston, Texas, Lew rose above the violence and poverty in his life by playing sports and creating music. Influenced by Southern rap styles, he began writing his own lyrics at a young age and released his debut album “The Progression” in 2016.  His latest EP “Back to da Money” is available now, and features the single “Safe”. With no forewarning, Lew gives us a sharp and compact four-minute statement on “Safe”. It’s just a quick and efficient declaration of supremacy, a warning for us not to underrate

Rodrigo Rocha gets the lead role in “SSW Of The Border”

Actor Rodrigo Rocha is not slowing down anytime soon. After a slew of roles, he is preparing to lead a feature indie movie, “SSW Of The Border”. Set to start production in the first quarter of 2019, the film is projected to be released early next year. “SSW Of The Border” will be directed by Felipe Bretas and Bruno Vieira. Other casts of the movie include Kayky Brito, Zhubin Rahbar, Eduardo Magalhaes, Dani Antunes, Eben Reinhardt, Joao Gevaerd, Dimi Papas, Kenzie Dodds, Rhaina Rodovalho, and Juliana Amador. “SSW Of The Border” movie will start production in April 2019. An official

Daud Aur Yahudy: “Home Bound” – The sounds are deep-toned

A former professional athlete in the NFL, now turned singer-songwriter, Daud Aur Yahudy has released his EP “Home Bound”, which follows the re-release of his critically acclaimed debut album “Soulful Life Within”. Daud has earned his right to experiment with his sound and release something that tells us who he really is. The eloquently presents his unique version of future soul lined with a touch of love, spirituality and enchantment. His distinct flare allows him to appeal to the masses without becoming a cookie-cutter R&B and soul singer. The silky smooth, 6 song EP features peaceful and melodic vocals that

Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice.

Marcus Christ continues to move forward in the entertainment industry. He has just recently released two single songs edited for radio play called “It’s Like” and “If I Knew”, for sale on Cdbaby.com. Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice. Marcus Christ was just recently released from jail after pleading no contest to vandalism charges. As an artist Marcus Christ has had problems in the past “expressing himself”. Marcus Christ expects his double album “Prince of the Universe” to showcase various producers, but especially his own productions. Marcus Christ admits he

AMARU: “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” is totally on fire!

AMARU – a singer-songwriter and a trained actor, originally from the Republic of Suriname residing in The Netherlands since 1991 – has found critical success with enough Pop, Rock, R&B and Electronic influenced songs that there’s plenty of demand for more, but there’s nothing like hearing the gloriously hard-nosed Dutch artist rap a beat to shreds. This is something he does not often do. Now on his latest release – “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” – we get to savor just that. The song is rap remix of the title track of his debut album, and is a completely new version,

Hookdiggy: “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette – full feel-good potential

2019 sees Atlanta-based Hookdiggy, continuing his growing momentum and his promise to put out well written hip-hop that appeals not only to fans of the genre, but fans of creative and innovative lyrical content. In fact he goes beyond that with his latest track, “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette. Utilizing full-bodied smooth instrumentation, Hookdiggy manages to pull off an almost cinematic-like ambiance throughout. The intoxicating mix of jazz, hip-hop, and neo-soul with a dash of dance is maintained at a very high level from beginning to end while the musicianship is top-notch every step of the way. Hookdiggy, together

Tony Marino: “Family and Friends” – a wildly rhythmic demonstration of every crowd-pleasing twist

Tony Marino – the South Philly composer, pianist, and bandleader – has been passionately carrying the torch for his love of Latin Jazz sounds since the release of his debut Cd “Tony Marino & Havana Heat: The Latin Jazz Project” which was dropped in January 1997. The artist who fell in love with the piano at just 7 years of age, has since recorded 10 more albums. Each bringing to the fore his songwriting and performing skills learned over the years, after crossing paths with Bill DelGovenatore, Frank DiBussolo, Al Stauffer, Tom Lawton and Ernest Hopkins – all of whom had an

KC Sisters: “Walk With Me” – sincere, authentic and absolute!

The KC Sisters aren’t old enough to remember when radio programmed pop records next to country, rock, folk, and beyond, but their artistic DNA tells them that’s the way music was meant to be heard. Their sound on the EP, “Walk With Me”, is like a warm embrace from a loved one. It’s sincere, authentic and absolute, taken from a legacy of sound that comes from their fondness for the all-girl groups of the 1960s. The Casey sisters – Deanna, Noelle, Tasha, Elise and Kathleen – highlight their acapella harmonization, as well as their mastery as skilled musicians, playing piano,

GentleBeatz: “Soul City” – the rhythm and flow of free form poetry

Sometimes a recording catches you off guard, rising from nowhere and worming its way into your ears with new sounds and ideas. Such a recording grows on you over time, and eventually can reorient what music and sounds you thought you liked. “Soul City” released on December 31 by artist and producer GentleBeatz, is such an EP. Emotionally rich, musically rich, and technically brilliant, it appeared with little fanfare or publicity to mesmerize our senses. GentleBeatz is an artist and producer currently residing in Mozambique. The eclectic creative crafts his tracks in the lo-fi hip-hop/chill-hop genres. Here he includes flavors

The Dj Scarface Interview

Deejaying since the early 90’s with a residency on Groove Radio 103.1FM, and a residency at the best club in Hollywood, Billboard Live. Nowadays Dj Scarface spends most of his time in the studio making music. DJ Scarface has released host of mixtapes and remixes. His latest project features Big Prodeje. The synergy between DJ Scarface and Big Prodeje on this collaboration, entitled “Dope”, is bottom line infectious. In a recent interview Dj Scarface told us the ins and outs of his lifelong hustle.

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?

DJ Scarface: been djing since early 90s. Listening to Dj Richard HumptyVission on power 106 mixing got me real excited about djing

  1. Who were your first musical influences that you can remember?

DJ Scarface: Rakim, Nas, NWA, Eric B, Richard Humptyvission, Prince

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to? And is there anyone of these that you’d like to collaborate with?

DJ Scarface: I’m listening to Dr Dre and would love to be in the studio with him.

  1. Have you suffered any ‘resistance’ from within the industry, and if so how have you handled that, and how do you handle criticism and haters in general?

DJ Scarface: there is resistance everywhere, I don’t let the haters get to me but I instead used the haters to fuel my fire and keep on plugging.

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  1. What are your thoughts on visual media and Youtube? Do think that video is an appropriate marketing tool for your music, and do you have any videos published for fans to see?

DJ Scarface: Of course, videos are a great tool for your music. I have a few videos which you can on YouTube at djscarface3.

  1. Which do you ultimately prefer? Entertaining a live audience or creating songs in a studio setting?

DJ Scarface: Studio making music

  1. Tell us something about your lyrics and music production on your releases. Which part of these processes do you handle, and which do you outsource generally?

DJ Scarface: I outsource everything, I got a great producer who beats I use, and I know a lot of dope MCs to work with too.

    8. What is the title of your latest music release and where can fans find it?

DJ Scarface: DOPE album feat Big Prodeje of South Central Cartel and can be found on iTunes from October 6th

  1. Which ingredient do you think makes you special and unique as a performing artist in a genre thriving with newcomers?

DJ Scarface: My 25 year experience as a Dj.

  1. If you were forced to choose only one, which emotion, more than any other drives you to be a part of this tough business. Is it joy, anger, desire, passion or pride and why?

DJ Scarface: Passion, because my passion for hip hop is stronger than anything else

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

DJ Scarface: the process of making music excites me the most; dealing with shady artists is what discourages me the most.

  1. How do you market and manage your music career? Do you have a management team or do you control everything by yourself?

DJ Scarface: I do have a management team that I own, I do everything and wear many hats.

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  1. How do you achieve your sound? Do you work from a private recording environment or do you use a commercial sound studio?

DJ Scarface: I just find the best beats available, but my beats are not yet up to par.

  1. The best piece of advice in this business you actually followed so far, and one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

DJ Scarface: Don’t cheat people is the advice I follow and keeping a cool head is the advice I should have followed!

  1. If you had the choice which famous and/or successful producer would you like to work with?

DJ Scarface: Dr Dre and Swizz Beatz

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites, as fundamental to independent artists and indie music in general, or do you think it only creates ‘fake of fabricated fame’?

DJ Scarface: In today’s hip hop it is definitely a good thing but sometimes it does fabricate fake fame.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

DJ Scarface: Energy

  1. Straight off the top of your head, how would you describe the current state of Hip-hop, R&B and Rap?

DJ Scarface: Wack rappers making wack music but don’t fear Dj Scarface is here to change that!

  1. As you work your way through your career, which more than any other fires-up your imagination – A Grammy award, Platinum music sales or any other tangible milestone?

DJ Scarface: Music Sales!

  1. What is the ONE thing you are NOT willing or prepared to do EVER, in your quest to achieve a successful musical career?

DJ Scarface: I don’t kiss ass!

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