Dan Oz: “Cave Drops” – twinkling synth sounds and thumping groovy basslines

Let me set a scene: The sun is shining, the reasonably warm air is crisp and refreshing, the cruel winds are nowhere to be found. You put your headphones in and start walking towards the beachfront with a spring in your step and a smile on your face, rejuvenated by the rare taste of enjoyable weather and a feeling of freedom. Now, what song should be the soundtrack to your unexpectedly pleasant walk? Maybe something jaunty to fit your upbeat mood. Well shake up the soundtrack to your sunny walk with “Cave Drops” by Dan Oz. Dan Oz, who started

IJK: “Dancing Shadows” – a rocking pop sensible track!

“Dancing Shadows” is the latest single by Dubai based rock artist, IJK (Imad Jack Karam). The track released on June 12th 2017 was produced in London and is supported by a video clip available for viewing on YouTube. IJK is a one-man army in the musical field. His style is very retro ’70s, mixed with ’80s guitar riffs, and edgy modern electronic, his songs are highly polished, perfectly produced tracks that defy age or genre. There is something to be said for IJK’s mix of styles, smooth vocals, and refusal to make bland, generic, contemporary music. His tracks are like a bag of pick

Nicki Kris: “Captain America” – lyrics as essential as the air we breathe

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina Nicki Kris is a singer-songwriter based who has had her songs have been featured in award-winning movies, TV shows, and on radio stations worldwide, and she has also been on the official ballot for the Grammy Awards for the past four years, since her debut album release, “I Come Alive”, in 2013. The active voting member of The Recording Academy is currently working on multiple projects, and has released her brand new 2017 single, “Captain America”, which she describes as a patriotic song asking each of us to find our inner superhero, capable of kindness,

Richy: “#RichySeason” – seething tone seals the beats together!

Upstate rap artist MBK Richy from Auburn, NY has released his album “#RichySeason”. The album starts with a bang with the lead single, which is also a video, “Talk That Shit feat. Leedreamer” it’s totally unrelenting and is a good foreshadowing of what this high energy album is going to be. Richy has a great choice in beats that separates him from the herd, and forms part of that specific trait that runs across this entire album – he will do anything to keep you interested – from the beats to the rapping. Richy has a very good vocal range for an

Mr. Flames: “Local Kingpin – EP” – mastering the role he’s developed for himself

Scartobe Galantae Flames aka Mr. Flames is of African American, Cuban, and Italian descent. Originally from the east side of Cleveland, Mr. Flames currently live in Dayton, Ohio. Growing up was rough for Mr. Flames due to being a part of the typical struggle for an African American family, so he went to the streets in search for money. As time progressed through his hustling days, Mr. Flames moved up in reputation as the local kingpin. He then decided to pick up the microphone and give rapping a shot. After losing both parents, he came up with the name ‘Scartobe

Kiki Sire: “Rutina” – exciting rhythms and smooth vocals

Kiki Sire is a Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Composer and graduate of the Matanzas School of Musica in Cuba where he studied alongside many great Cuban musicians by day and performing salsa music in the festivals and clubs of Havana, Varadero and Mantanzas by night. Kiki who has performed with many great musicians, has made regular appearances on TV and Radio and won many awards and talent contests for his singing. “Rutina” is a salsa album composed, performed and produced by Kiki Sire containing 8 original compositions. Kiki Sire is undoubtedly well versed in the art of musical conversation, as he is

Owl Company: “Horizon” carves out blistering rhythms

Owl Company is a band from São Paulo, Brazil that combines hard rock influences from the 70s to the 90s with modern rage and brutality, creating a sound that is fresh, aggressive, and engaging. Launched in 2015 the band has built a strong presence in São Paulo, playing all the premier venues in town. Their first single “Condescend,” quickly grabbed attention locally and now the band is setting its sights on crashing international borders. Owl Company’s chosen vehicle to get them where they need to be going is their full-length debut album “Horizon”, set to drop July 14th 2017. The

Harmony Drive: “Be There” – fresh, upbeat and vibrant music!

Most times you can gauge the potential quality of a creative project just by gazing through its credits. In this case, the single by Norwegian band Harmony Drive – “Be There”, was recorded in Denver, Colorado. With help of production duo Glenn Sawyer & Rich Veltrop (Tom Petty, Ozzy Osbourne, Macy Gray), and Dave Elitch (Mars Volta, Killer be killed) on drums. The music video, filmed in Norway and the Philippines, features the multi-talented Supermodel, TV-host, and Surfer Mona Lisa Neuboeck. Of course for the potential quality to transform into effective quality you need a stunning song and band. Lars

Delta Station: “An Unexpected Turn of Events” – the experience is more epic and cinematic

The little 14 year old Australian genius who goes by the moniker of Delta Station, has a new album out. And, somewhat predictably, it’s another utter and perfect treat. Before you listen to Delta Station’s latest album you really should leave all preconceptions at the door. Despite the connotations of the album’s title, “An Unexpected Turn of Events” is a joyous affair. It is an album that is warm, exhilarating, and incredibly uplifting and it is his greatest piece of work to date. Delta Station has only been in the production craft since June 2016, but has already released two EPs, previous to this album.

The Valium: “Amazing Breakdowns” – walking the high-wire intersections of visceral punk-rock expression and high art perfection

The Valium hooked me as soon as I heard the first track “Too Many Dreams Of Rock N Roll” from freshly released album, entitled “Amazing Breakdowns”. This was an album that hit me in the gut and instantly dragged me along for the ride. After listening to it, I must say that this is one of the most unique, interesting and high-energy bands I have ever heard in the alternative rock scene of late. Though taken from a myriad of influences, their sound is completely their own and every song sounds unique to their band. I can’t really imagine some

Randolph Bush growing up with the musical giants

Being a native of Los Angeles, proved to be of great advantage to Randolph Bush, whose exposure to the musical giants has been vast. Never one to sit idle as a teenager. He took quickly to music, developing an appreciation for its many different genres. He began singing and teaching himself harmonies. After that he joined a few local groups and started performing. He opened up for The Whispers, The O `Jays, The Johnson Brothers and other groups that came through L.A. and also toured overseas.

Now with his CD “All Grown Up”, full of melodic, infectious grooves, under his soulful smooth vocals, Randolph Bush takes you through New School, Old School and Contemporary Gospel. Innovative is one of the words to describe his overall drive. He says, “I consider myself a performer but I could spend the other time when not performing, in the studio producing”.

Randolph Bush

Randolph Bush

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

Randolph Bush: Music has always been a part of my life, as a youngster, teen group member and pretty much my adult life.

Who were your first musical influences that you can remember?

Randolph Bush: Gene McDaniels, Motown, Stax Records, The Philly Sound and Johnny Mathis.

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

Randolph Bush: John Legend, Nick Jonas, Pharrell, Adele, Mary J., Lords and most definitely Pharrell.

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

Randolph Bush: Resistance, getting national airplay and meeting the right people. I just keep plugging away, and promoting whenever possible. As far as criticism and naysayers that will always be no matter, some love some hate. Take the good and constructive, and keep rolling, keep believing and stay positive no matter.

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

Randolph Bush: Both have their place. There is nothing like live stage, I really enjoy performing and the studio is where a lot of magic happens. I love them both.

Tell us something about your album “All Grown Up”. Did you write the music and lyrics or did you work with a creative production team on this.

Randolph Bush: Journey of Sweet Music. Creative production team, there must have been 15-20 people hands on. From the beginning to end “All Grown Up” takes you on a journey

How would you compare the new Soul and R&B music to the classic artists of yesteryear?

Randolph Bush: The story telling of classic artists is so full & deep. New Soul is more popcorn. Example: my song Do You Remember ( it`s new school ) compared to the song I Wanna Make It Easier ( it`s old school ), compared to the song Drop It Low ( Which features R&B stylings, hip hop influences, a subtle use of paired vocal harmony, repetitive melodic phrasing and extensive vamping. )

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

Randolph Bush: My style and range of music.

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

Randolph Bush: Independent creative decision. Not having the power of the big machine, to open these many needed doors.

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?

Randolph Bush: Believe in yourself, don`t give up. Practice, practice, practice. Take music lessons, Vocal & Instrumental.

If someone has never heard your music, which 3 keywords would you personally use to describe the overall sound and style of Randolph Bush?

Randolph Bush: Journey in Sweet Music – CONTEMPORARY ADULT-ORIENTATED MUSIC

What can fans expect next from Randolph Bush in the near future, more recorded music, live performances or anything specific collaborations?

Randolph Bush: I am already back in the Studio, working on the CD ” For My Friend ” and planning a Christmas CD for the future. I do have some new people I`m in collaborations with, but can`t mention names, but there are surprises.

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