Jay Machiavelli – “Dancing with the Devil” – one of the stronger voices in a vibrant, diverse, and crowded underground hip-hop scene

I have been following Jay Machiavelli for a while now, and right from the get go, I was always fascinated by the way his raps sounded like stand-alone stories, layered onto entrancing and mesmerizing instrumentals. His latest single, “Dancing with the Devil”, is yet another worthwhile leap up the ladder, towards major league status. It will help establish him as one of the stronger voices in a vibrant, diverse, and crowded underground hip-hop scene. Though his raps are visceral expressions of youthful energy, Machiavelli’s music is decidedly cerebral and emotive. A member and founder of Rare Breed Entertainment, Machiavelli started

Mr. Reaper – “Thru The Light” – This is tasteful clean rap that is as profound as it is noble.

Mr. Reaper is a new hip hop/rap music artist from Woodbridge, VA. His latest release is the single “Thru The Light”. To call Mr. Reaper just a rapper almost feels a like disservice to the artist. For whilst he is this, moreover he’s an artist in every sense of the word. Not bound by the confines of one medium, Mr. Reaper reaches out to delve, dissect and observe, as a poet, a songwriter and conscious emcee. With his latest single, the artist has dropped a track deeply rooted in self-reflection as he scours between the crevasses of darkness and the

Diva Prime is a multi-talented artist from Mobile, AL

Diva Prime is a multi-talented artist from Mobile, AL. She is dedicated to her fans to ensure she builds a strong connection with them. Diva Prime wants to shine light back on the real hip hop with her twist of flavor and a touch of a pop & R&B. Diva Prime is branding herself as a versatile artist that diversifies for flows and lyrics. Just hitting her first year anniversary April 30, 2020 as an emerging independent artist in the industry, it is her purpose and goal to give her fans the best of what she has to offer. Diva Prime

MUNKIB – Official Video – “Shapeshifter (Remix)”

Ex front-man, singer and co-songwriter for Sub-Rosa and Heroine, MUNKIB is a solo artist from West Yorkshire. His latest official video is for the song Shapeshifter (Remix). Available at all major digital outlets. OFFICIAL LINKS: APPLE MUSIC – REVEBNATION 

Anjalts – “Let’s Fly Away” – She wrote, produced and played everything on the track.

Pure Raw talent emerges like a breath of fresh air suddenly. With No Auto-tune, No over the top cursing or samples. A rebel muse pushing cultural & musical boundaries that refuse to be boxed into one genre or style. A Composer who was writing theatrical plays when she was 9 years old. An artist who painted 20 piece oil on canvas collection to support environmental changes for the last decade. A Poet writing of human suffering and human rights issues meshed into her own story of encouragement in finding your true voice. She grew up in New York. Anjalts (pronounced

INTERVIEW: Marc Marut of Cool Ass

Cool Ass was created by Marc Marut, with a sound that’s reminiscent of 90’s alternative. Combining a hard hitting, toe tapping, energetic rock style with other influences, Cool Ass music gets people moving as much as the lyrics get them laughing. Not only is Marc a musician/songwriter, he is also an accomplished actor. He has starred in feature films such as “The Paperboy (1994)”, as well as many TV shows such as “Goosebumps” and “Road To Avonlea”. Marc does all the composing, recording, and audio engineering himself. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how

Lino Camilo drops the video for new single ‘shut the fuck up’

Lino Camilo’s new single ‘shut the fuck up’ is an answer to a busy society, a noisy mind, and a cathartic outlet for pent-up aggression and transgression. The video features Viennese buildings of the renaissance, hinting at a sense of rebirth while balancing imagery of the innocent with the promiscuous. Connect with Lino Camilo on INSTAGRAM and SPOTIFY 

Social Distance – “I’m Outside Your House” – takes the spirit and emotional energy of classic punk-rock and add a more mature flavor

The Los Angeles punk band, Social Distance could easily have fallen into the trap of focusing on their female lead singer as eye candy and letting image triumph over quality music. Instead they have managed to avoid doing this and just focus on crafting brilliant punk-rock tunes instead. In an age when image and marketing nearly always take priority over substance Social Distance should be cherished. “Quarantine brought us together,” says the band. “We play because we’re musicians and we are not really good at much else.” If you are sick of fake image focused bands and artists who put

Ike Tanner – “Garden Talks” – a string of brilliant vocal performances

Ike Tanner is a 21 year old Music artist From Russellville AL. He is The CEO of YungGMusic & Gravity XO which are Film/Music Marketing Companies. He has 3 music artists from Alabama, namely JayGoldz, Trench Godd and Yung Cody TYBG signed to a marketing contract with his companies. Tanner is currently promoting his mixtape “Garden Talks”. Tanner’s style, lyrical content and overall attitude as expressed on this mixtape reflect a rapper trapped in the body of an R&B singer and a rockstar. His rich timbre and genre bending implies an influence of esteemed hip-hop singers. Combining soulful singing with

Mason Monroe and Haze present the visuals to “Crown” the first single from the project “Genesis”

Underground Tampa artist Mason Monroe has been on the prowl undercover for years all throughout the south and east coast. As an event curator and local promoter Mason has worked with his team to piece together shows and tours for artist such as Young Bans, Xavier Wulf, Famous Dex, Kid Trunks, Yund Simmie, Key!, and other major artist in aid of their early careers. From there they started creating a sound that can only be described as his own. The song “Crown” ft. Haze, is an introduction into the world of cadence and rhythm, in which he thrives in. 

Kasket Club: “The King of Cool and the Acrobat” – the ultimate genre crossing pop, dance, indie EP!

Kasket Club is a Norwegian electro pop duo, consisting of Tobias Gautier Teigen on vocals, keys, guitar and production, and Mattis Syvertsen on percussion. After releasing their first, self- entitled EP during the summer of 2012, Kasket Club quickly gained recognition in the blogosphere resulting in top rankings on Hypemachine’s most popular list, and the title Ukas Urørt (Untouched of the Week) given by the Norwegian radio station P3.

Kasket Club’s strength lies in creating funky pop rhythms with an electronic dance feel. The spiky guitars, persistent drumming, spacey keyboards and melodic vocals make for a brilliant EP. “The King of Cool and the Acrobat” is an apt EP title for a band that is ready to burn up the charts right now. The group’s global sound alludes to a fusion of signature electronica stylings with plenty of guitars tones thrown into the mix. The heavy hooks and infectious rhythms are practically begging to be absorbed with the car windows rolled down and the volume jacked up, whilst head-bobbing and steering wheel tapping follow.

Kasket-Club-COVERA combination of bass-heavy synths and sleek instrumentation, in addition to the crisp delivery of alluring lyrics, create dance-worthy tracks that are both accessible and instantly endearing. Right from the opening title track, this album will make you dance until you pass out and cheer you up when you are having the worst day of your life. Call this modern indie pop, dream pop or chillwave, it’s different than anything that’s played on the radio, but listening to the tracks, especially “Straight West”, “Spark” and “Soul Surfing”, it makes you wonder ‘Why have I never I heard this on the radio?’

Besides the general catchiness of the songs there is some great rhythms and understated guitar work on the go here, from a talented duo with an expanded vision of the music they want to make. In fact what stuck out most to me was the songwriting. The music moves, changes and develops in delightful, unexpected ways, while the lyrics are clever thoughtful and the tunes will not want to leave your head. This music really keeps you on your toes.

Kasket Club’s “The King of Cool and the Acrobat” is one of those albums that really rocks your world – it’s a game changer. Their fusion of electronic with a sometimes pop sound and the occasional alternative rock guitar throw in here and there make it a must listen. It has a good balance of different-ness and sameness in each of the songs to give the EP as a whole, a very cohesive and interesting sound. If you are looking for the ultimate genre crossing pop, dance, indie EP, this is it.

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