Nathi: “Foreign” – so calculatingly and intentionally good!

Born in Brazil, and currently residing in Los Angeles, Nathi is a singer-songwriter and producer who infuses her music with themes of unity and embracing people of all cultures and ethnicities. A classically trained pianist who continued her education at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, Nathi is also a painter and visual artist, responsible for the artwork on her latest visual EP “Foreign”. It’s weird and a little unexpected to hear new music that seems so calculatingly and intentionally good, boasting some fine, funky, soulful and jazzy instrumentation. Nathi’s single “Foreign”, offers a breath of fresh air that finds power

Lyndon Rivers: “Heart To Heart” – a mix of nostalgia and current innovation

The people who decide the sounds of the future are the producers and songwriters of the present. They blend familiar sounds and emotional beats with modern-day lyrics and studio advancements, often capturing the world’s imagination with a mix of nostalgia and current innovation — throwback pop no longer has to sound plainly retro; even the past can pick up future sheen. This is exactly what English-born and Australian based producer Lyndon Rivers is getting up to lately. His latest creative effort is the single, “Heart To Heart”. This reminded me of the some music from the 50s, whimsical, with great energy.

Digital Down: “Open Source Nervous System” – pulsing rhythms, mingling with the spiraling synths

Digital Down is located in central Arkansas and consists of sole member, Melville Bragg. Melville started his professional career in late 2015 with the release of the first EP entitled “Incunabula”. Melville has since placed 2nd in an international music contest hosted by software company Open Labs and sponsored by Linkin Park, as well as release his first full-length album, entitled “Open Source Nervous System”. At this point, many decades into its existence, it can be fairly expected that rock is not going to cough up a new paradigm anytime soon. The advent of digital sampling technology and electronic manipulation,

HALO: “Expressions” moves between various soundscapes which have distinctive influences

Darnelle Treadwell aka HALO, was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He started singing in the church at the age of 4, by 13 he found that he wanted to pursue a professional career in singing but didn’t know how to go about it. He met an artist by the name of B.L.O.U.N.T. who introduced him to M80 a producer from the Midwest that owns an independent label called G.S.P. Music & Film. Halo signed to G.S.P. and has been working closely with M80 for the past 9 years. Their latest artistic collaboration has delivered the album “Expressions”. The recording

Detroit artist – The Infamous Crackhead

Born on the Eastside of Detroit, the youngest of six, The Infamous Crackhead was kept off the streets and into music which became his passion. He worked hard at his craft as a DJ, then a beat-maker, and improving his mic skills before creating The Law Breakers. A couple of months backed The Infamous Crackhead dropped the 14 track album, entitled “Mental”. Focused and furious this is an album that has moments of great energy, toughness, lyrical smartness and a great old school atmosphere. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?  The Infamous Crackhead: About

Adam Idris: “Count On Me” – rich with influences and thoughts

Formerly known as Adamjlss, Adam Idris is musician and composer based in the United Kingdom. Almost a freshman to the scene, Idris started recording and making music seriously in 2016. Entrenched in the urban genres and blending R&B, Pop and Dance elements, the artist has a host of singles in circulation, including “Count on me”, “I’m incarcerated” and Power hungry”. The songs are by turn oblique, smolderingly direct, forlorn, funny, sad and gorgeous: a vertiginous marvel of digital-age urban pop. On the lead single, “Count On Me” Adam wraps his voice in woozy emotion and pivots in the space of

John Grind: “Numb” – a track brimming with confidence and energy

John Grind is a hell of a songwriter with an undeniably cracking voice, brilliant lyrics, colossal tunes, grungy swagger and of course, as always, the right amount of light and shade in his songs. Through his life experiences riddled with pain, darkness, and self-destruction he has quickly moved towards being an adventurous and psychedelic musical maverick and author of timeless sounding pop-rock songs that effortlessly became part of our consciousness. Grind is a masterful song writer. Raw, brash and yet supremely polished – “Numb”, the single taken from his “Beauty Of Decay” EP, is an impressive track an ever-reliable artist.

TONI REDD releases “Take Me To Paradise” featuring the smooth sax of Walter Beasley

Atlanta, GA – The tantalizing talents of multi-faceted entertainer Toni Redd is in the music spotlight with the new release of her latest gem, Take Me To Paradise, a jazzy, soulful, up-tempo feel good song that features the smooth sounds of renowned saxophonist Walter Beasley. Its a brilliant collaboration that will be a signature standout from her forthcoming jazz project. Her soaring, feel-good vocals coexist harmoniously in the infectious tune. I recorded Take Me To Paradise because I love the song and I wanted to show my listening audience the jazzier side of me, just in case they forgot.  Jazz is

A Silver Lining: “Don’t Let me Down” – absolutely massive and immaculately performed

A Silver Lining is a five-member alternative rock band from Bay City, Michigan. Formed in 2017, the band is treading new ground with old influences, and re-discovering the sense of purpose and fun in rock music. Their single “Don’t Let me Down”, taken off their debut album “Paralyzed” is covered in a welcome confidence and swagger that has been disconcertingly absent from the genre for far too long. On this latest offering, we are presented with a concise magnum opus – prepared to weave and shapeshift, prepared to embrace the unknown with reckless abandon, utilizing crunching riffs, pounding percussion, soaring

Shashika Mooruth: “Jogan”- Indian traditional influence on her music style

Jogan is an album of folk songs in the Hindi language that enthralls the listener with an uplifting experience. Shashika Mooruth is an independent artiste from South Africa. Her lineage extends to her forefathers from India hence the dynamic Indian traditional influence on her music style. Under the auspices of her music label, Urja Music, she displays her holistic musical artistry at every level of production. Her voice, however, is her main instrument. In Jogan, she has rendered her voice to compositions based on styles that are popular in North India, particularly the state of Uttar Pradesh, which praise Krishna

Getting “Naked” with Billboard artist YUNG RO

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

YUNG RO: My family owns a company called Black Pearl located in downtown St. Louis Mo. It consists of a tattoo and recording studio therefore I was exposed to the music game at a early age. I’m now the owner of both.

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

YUNG RO: The normal Old School artist like Rakim, who I had the pleasure of meeting. Then newer artist like Nelly cause he repped the hometown.

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

YUNG RO: Drake and Future. And I wouldn’t mind collaborating with Wiz Khalif.

  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?

YUNG RO: Yeah I think every artist experience resistance or obstacles however ones determination gets them through it. Critics motivate me to push harder.

  1. Do think that video is an appropriate marketing tool for your music, and do you have any videos published for fans to see?

YUNG RO: Definitely visuals lets the audience get up and close. They can connect a face to the music. I have all types of videos music, interviews, and community events. Just go to YouTube and type in yungrobp.

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

YUNG RO: Live performances give me adrenaline and studio work is a release if that makes sense.

  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?

YUNG RO: I run a actual label with separate divisions like marketing, street promotions, production, and publishing. I write my own music cause it has to reflect me but I have a creative crew to help me vibe. I believe in spreading the wealth.

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

YUNG RO: No specific title yet but go to soundcloud.com/yung-ro-1 for my current tracks.

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

YUNG RO: My fan base is a advantage. Being African American, Japanese, and Latino blessed me diverse audience.

  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?

YUNG RO: Passion powers the drive to succeed in life.

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

YUNG RO: Creative control and the downfall is capital to fuel your campaign.

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

YUNG RO: My father was my manager but he had to take a break due to heath issues (Lupus). One fortunate thing he gamed me up on the knowledge to push my career. Currently I’m working on my youngest brother’s project his name is Jiro.

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

YUNG RO: I have my own recording studio with updated pro tools and plug ins.

  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?

YUNG RO: Being dependable when I was young I missed deadlines. In this business your word is your bond.

  1. If you had the choice to work with any famous Producer, who would that be?

YUNG RO: Metro boomin that’s my homeboy. But I have worked with Grammy producers like ThaBizness and TrakStarz. That was in my earlier career I charted Billboard twice.

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  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites, as fundamental to your career, and indie music in general, or do you think it has only produced a mass of mediocre “copy-and-paste” artists, who flood the web, making it difficult for real talent to emerge?

YUNG RO: Well technology has definitely dumb down the music scene. Auto-tunes you can’t tell who is who. Internet has made it easy to pirate music free. However it is important to the independent cause we can literally travel around the world on a laptop. It’s just some people abuse the privilege.

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

YUNG RO: Not keyword how about phrase. For the ladies. Women fuel the industry.

  1. How would you describe the current state of Hip-hop, R&B and Rap?

YUNG RO: Disappointing. Music sales are low most artist are depending on tour money. And half the music you can’t even understand what their saying. What use to be morally wrong is now actually cool.

  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?

YUNG RO: Music sales are important because it shows I got loyal fans. Awards can be politics. Marketability is crucial cause endorsements can help ones career.

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

YUNG RO: Sellout on my belief or turn my back on my family. Now free loaders don’t constitute family.

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