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

EsZ – “Liquor & Emotions” – introspective and emotional

Hip-hop has been cranking out bangers and high energy anthems for decades, but the average genre historian is well aware that dark or emotional thoughts on a chill backdrop is not a foreign concept for the game. After all, profound moodiness feels rather natural for a culture that grew out of urban plight and the trauma of purposely disenfranchised people. It makes sense that at least some mellow tunes in the genre, reflect deep-thinking speculation, in what artist EsZ, describes as thoughts on “life, growth and fake friends” in his track “Liquor & Emotions”. The song is a drunk text

Quad – “Love” embellishes each track with his personal revelations

Based in the south of Chicago, Quad started making music when he was around 14 years old and started taking it artistically seriously two years later. He produces, records, mixes and masters, using only a Blue Yeti microphone and FL Studios. So far Quad has written over 300 songs and released 1 EP, 1 Album and 8 singles. Currently training as an audio engineer at SAE University in Chicago, Quad explained that his latest album “Love” describes his personal understanding of the sentiment. The album “Love” was written and recorded over the course of 2 months after Quad was electrocuted

Acemattz & Bipha shine on “Tshanana”

Watching Acemattz & Bipha perform in any of their videos is like watching friends realize they’re onto something big time. They are accomplished rappers individually, on their own terms, and as collaborators, as a unit, their styles gel perfectly. They’re not just comfortable performing together—they are feeding off of each other, refusing to be one-upped, beaming and grinning and head-bobbing as they take turns impressing one another. By the end of each of their performances, their formation into a real show-stopping combination seems inevitable. In the new wave rap scene, there is plenty of talent to go around, Acemattz &

FuzzKill – “The Get Better” reaches all the expected heights!

FuzzKill is a four-piece rock band that started in Boston, MA. Introduced to one another through musical theatre, the band’s sound is firmly rooted in early 2000’s pop-punk influences. They released their debut studio album, “Happen”, in early 2019, and their sophomore album, “The Get Better”, just dropped on September 19th 2020. We have all heard the biggest punk bands of the 90’s and early 00’s. Their music mainly consisted of driving drums, distorted pop-punk guitar work and a set of memorable lyrics to go with the angst-filled high energy vocals. Today punk bands are a rarity, and any good

Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

Rashod Holmes Announces New Single ‘The One’

The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Jade Steel – entertaining audiences worldwide with cutting edge rock music!

Singer – Author Jade Steel for many years now, has been entertaining audiences worldwide with cutting edge rock music, containing stories of subjects that range from high hopes to post-apocalyptic warfares with heroes and villains. Stories that tell of world strife and his travels around the globe, and as of late a story revolving around a stone with a single green spot, a rare Green stone that makes up a powerful unique time travel device called, “The Rondo”. As a successful performer and story teller, Jade was born in San Francisco after the summer of love to hippy revolutionary parents. Fresh out of high school he first came into the public eye as a lead singer for a young punk band called Corrupted Youth. After that he become the lead singer for the Northern California Metal Band called “Cold Steel”. During the creation of his first solo album, “Jade Steel”, the world renowned festival “Reggae on the River” was started in Jade’s hometown, and allowed him to become partake and to become exposed and explore other genres of music such as rock and reggae.

  1. How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?

Jade Steel: since I was 15, I started singing in a punk Rock band Corrupted Youth. Now it’s been 20+ years

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

Jade Steel: Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Beatles Stones AC/DC.

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to?

Jade Steel: So many can’t list…I love many.

  1. Do you remember the first piece of musical equipment that you actually purchased? And which is the one piece of hardware you’re still looking to add to your collection now?

Jade Steel: Microphone, I have always been a writer.

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  1. Tell us something about your current band and instrument setup?

Jade Steel: Guitars, bass drums, sometimes 2 guitars.

  1. Studio work and music creation, or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

Jade Steel:  Both, I love both.

  1. Which one of your original songs gets your adrenalin running the most, when performing in front of an audience?

Jade Steel: – Good question, it remains to be seen…

  1. On which one of your songs do you feel you delivered your personal best performance so far, from a technical point of view?

Jade Steel: – So far I think “Hold the Stone” is still in the lead, but everyone seems to have they’re own favorite.

  1. Which ingredient (or trademark sound) do you think is most essential in making your music sound the way it does?

Jade Steel: Having a good producer that understands the music is essential.

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  1. If you were forced to choose only one, which emotion, more than any other drives you to stay in this tough business?

Jade Steel: Heart!

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

Jade Steel: – I like it when the music takes shape and the songs begin to grow, I also like to see the way it affects the fans…The actual music business sucks, it’s cutthroat and merciless, it all boils down to Money not talent.

  1. Tell us something about your songwriting processes. Do you allow songs to come to you naturally or do you lock yourself up in a room and work at it?

Jade Steel: both

  1. How involved are you in any of the the recording, producing, mastering and marketing processes of your music. Do you outsource any of these processes?

Jade Steel: – I’m very involved in all but mastering. No outsourcing yet.

  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?

Jade Steel: Luck, perseverance, campaigning, touring.

  1. At this point, as an independent artist, which is the one factor you desire most, and feel will undeniably benefit the future of your music?

Jade Steel: – A good team, and promotion.

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

Jade Steel: – There is a lot of “saturation” but it also increases the competition of being a good artist.

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

Jade Steel:- “Jade Steel & Emerald Triangle “Hold the Stone” internet, tours and Radio.

  1. What do you think is the biggest barrier you have to face and overcome as an indie alternative rock artist, in your quest to achieve your goals and wider-spread success?

Jade Steel: – Overcoming the huge budget of a successful promotional campaign.

  1. Let’s imagine for one second that you had the chance to be in any word-famous band (from past to present) of your choice, who would that band be, and why?

Jade Steel:- Mick Jagger, he swallowed the world.

  1. What is the ONE thing you are NOT ever willing or prepared to do, in your quest to achieve success?

Jade Steel: – Sacrifice my ethics!

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