Lord Conrad: “Fight Till The End”- ready to wow clubbers!

Italian DJ, producer and model Lord Conrad has been taking the dance and pop fraternity by storm – first with the single ‘Touch the Sky’, and then with the follow-up “Day After Day”. Not satisfied, Lord Conrad burst forward with another power pop release recently, entitled “1 Minute”. And just to show that he is a man on a mission, he bounces right back with a brand new track – “Fight Till The End”. So, what does he have to offer with his new release? An insane beat to smash dance-floors. He is ready to wow clubbers with his flawless

Shaun Jacobs: “Rollin’” formulates a gritty chart-topping sound

started out playing drums at a very young age, but it was only when he turned 15 and his older brother thought it would be good for him to learn more than one instrument that his love for guitar, singing and songwriting was born. Growing up in a family where his dad was an opera singer and his brothers’ able musical craftsmen as well, Shaun soon started writing, recording and producing his own music. It wasn’t long before the South African artist gained traction in his home country, winning the SAMA 2014 Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, as well

Samplified: Extensive high quality sample libraries

You’ve written a killer song. The lyrics and music are flowing but there’s just something missing. Maybe it’s a guitar strum, riff or pluck. It could be a thumping bassline or some shimmering keys. More often than not, it’s a groovy drum beat. You know that any these would be the perfect complement to your newly written potential hit, but how can you get that sound for your song? If you’re a beginner, it’s a tough ride to create that professional recording sound at home. On the other hand, if you’re a professional you’re usually hard pushed for time to

All Atomic – metaphysics melds with the spirit of dance

DJ/Producer All Atomic, from Bristol United Kingdom, grew up around music and was mixing tunes at nine years old and was soon deejaying at illegal raves. His music is a fusion of his influences: “You have to have an open mind when making music,” says All Atomic. “Let the music guide you, it will tell you what it needs you to do.” Persuaded by artist and producer Aniofades, All Atomic sent a demo to the Pink Dolphin Music Ltd label, and got signed up. A heap of well-received releases followed, with the producer bringing his classically unique sound to the

NothingDark: “Tragicomedy” sees the band at their most lucid, melodically and rhythmically

NothingDark is a 3-piece from Montreal Canada, formed in 2018. Its members, made up of Nack Jicholson (Vocals, guitars, synth), Roxanne Miller (Bass, backing vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums, percussion) are inspired by 80’s synth pop and rock. Nack & Matt handle all recording, mixing, and production in the band’s well-equipped Montreal studio. “Tragicomedy” is their 2nd EP, while work on the third and fourth installments are already underway. For any of you synth lovers out there, this is the record to get, though there is plenty of guitar too. NothingDark is a band that will take you to places

aVIE: “Chutney Chasers” – a living, breathing organism that mutates and grows

“Chutney Chasers” is just one volume of aVIE’s upcoming project, aVIEonearth, which documents a common man’s life on Earth. Each part of the project that he releases will explore its own world of emotions.  As it relates to R&B, this is music of the future, steeped in the rhythms and sonics of the today, ingeniously invented for a 21st century audience. It will surely be appreciated by your ears, and you’ll find that after giving this a spin, it has in many ways changed your conception of R&B and music overall. A Classic. This dark and experimental urban recording, refined

Roddan: “Don’t Be Troubled” – so impeccably penned!

Singer-songwriter, Roddan’s third and current release, “Don’t Be Troubled” is a follow-up to his 2017 EP, “Bleed 432”, and his 2016 Album, “Music House”. The recording features organic instrumentation, including guitar, piano, violin, cello, piano, and some great harmonies from Eliza Gilkyson. But it also carries the burden of a troubled time. “The year 2017 and the first few months of 2018 while writing these songs, was a troubled time for me to say the least,” explains Roddan, continuing: “All of the sudden, it seemed people and animal’s close to me were dying. In addition, an ex-girlfriend (a talented singer)

Tommy Francisco Releases His Debut EP “Eight23”

On September 7th Tommy Francisco, born and raised in Austin Texas, released his debut Ep “Eight23”. This Ep has generated a major buzz and several songs (“Show Up” “Crush” and “Vibez”) have been featured on Spotify Playlists. Eight23 has a tropical sound that includes inspiration from Dancehall/Afropop and Rnb/Hiphop. There are 5 songs on this Ep that flow cohesively.  MORE ABOUT: Tommy Francisco is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Austin, Texas. Tommy was raised in the inner city of Austin and has overcome a slew of trials and tribulations on his journey of becoming a recording artist. At

BlowinMaddTrees: “The Scent” cooks up a tasty dish

BlowinMaddTrees are the kind of rappers you want to hang out with. They’re chilled out guys who usually rhyme about what they love most: hedonistic experiences and the finest Kush. They’ll probably never reach mainstream status, but they seem to like it that way. Their introspective and sometimes unabashed lyrics coupled with their mischievous grins, make them likable rap everymen. Uprooted from Texas to Colorado, BlowinMaddTrees is made of Johhnie Blaze’d & Jay Deezl, aka TheDankestDuo. The duo states that this single means a lot to them, because it is the first track they have done together in over 3

Hip-hop and Soul Artist ‘Plan’ Set to Release his E.P, “Expresso” Later this Year

Independent singers who make music that isn’t in the mainstream are rising in numbers. Indie musicians cum singers often have something celebrity singers don’t have – making music out of pure love and passion for the art. They also help others to materialize their musicality in any way they can. One such singer is Plan – his real name is Harvey Dowell V. Fenellere and his new E.P “Expresso” is set to be released later this year. The genre of Plan’s music is modern hip hop soul and his music speaks of the reality of how a man decides for

MADE N’ AMERICA: “In Rock We Trust” – fused into one fat shiny sledgehammer, swung with gleeful abandon!

As their name suggests, MADE N’ AMERICA consists of true red, white and blue, born and bred in the USA rock n’ roll. Based out of Los Angeles, California, this high energy, straight ahead, no non- sense pure rock n’ roll band are made up of David “Bulldog” Keckhut (Vocals), Sam Bam Koltun (Guitar), Clackers Kay (Bass) and Sammy Aliano (Drums). MADE N’ AMERICA have dropped their album “In Rock We Trust”, featuring the single “White Girl Rhythm” for which they have also published an official music video, showcasing the talents of dancer  Daimici Robert.

made-n-america-coverThose looking for innovative and sophisticated rock have totally missed the point. MADE N’ AMERICA will kick you in the teeth with this record. The quality of the songs on here is unrivaled – this is one the greatest rock n’ roll album in years – indie or major! I wasn’t expecting anything nearly as good as this album is. It’s classic rock n’ roll all the way, with good, solid performances, big choruses, tunes you’ll want to sing along with and best of all, powerful and inventive riffs.

From the moment the band kick the album off with the title track, “In Rock We Trust”, everything reverberates with great riffs, massive power chords, thick backbeats, soaring vocals, and lyrics that you can fully understand. Each and every song thereafter simply sets the standard for perfection. You’ll find no lengthy solos or other standard rock self-indulgences. Instead, the playing is the tightest you could ever pray for. Guitars, bass, and drums are fused into one fat shiny sledgehammer, swung with gleeful abandon.

The timbre of the guitars, the dense compact chords, and the rhythm breaks are calibrated and dosed to perfection. Only in the baroque music of centuries ago will you ever hear such awe-inspiring discipline and restraint, distilled into music that sounds deceptively simple. MADE N’ AMERICA’s ensemble production is a rock machine designed to attack your senses as a single, ferocious, self-contained unit. Their music is powerful, driving, and energetic because they have the magic formula for making the listener experience the same passion they pour into the creation of their music.

made-n-america-680But anyone who has only the slightest idea about the history of rock will tell you that all of the above will never quite be enough without a singer able to translate verses and choruses into throat-scorching, head banging anthems. David “Bulldog” Keckhut is such a singer. “White Girl Rhythm”, “Black Widow”, “American Made” and “All Night Long” are such anthems. After hearing these tracks, there can be no doubt that Keckhut’s voice is perfectly suited to fire-up unapologetic, testosterone-driven rock.

Long story short, for anyone out there that appreciates rock music at all, you must own this album. Music these days is so overproduced and overpitched to kids that it’s almost a crime against humanity. From the moment “In Rock We Trust” starts to the final chord it’s all classic rock and roll. “Black Widow” is my favorite song on the album. Blast it in your car and drive down an interstate. You’ll probably get a speeding ticket, but it’s worth it. Keep on rocking!

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