“Ketamer01B (simm’ a MAFIA)” by Italian DJ/Producer Doc Ketamer

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Monjyoti – “Neighbor Syndrome” is meticulously structured

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Omar Bowing – “Paradox” – is simply breathtaking in its composition and emotive power

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MORISH RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “BETTER THAN ME”

The emerging young rapper introduces himself to the world with a confrontational, attention-grabbing track. One of the most exciting young voices emerging on the international scene, Morish is ready to make himself known, and his debut single “Better Than Me,” is the perfect introduction to the young artist. “You will never find nobody better than me,” Morish repeats throughout the song. Addressing a former lover who’s wronged him, he makes a convincing case, taking his heartbreak and turning it into a vengeful send-off. “I wrote you many songs, but this is the last one,” he concludes, triumphantly moving past a

K Swayz – “1st Born” – riding a seemingly unstoppable and forever-cresting wave

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YellaCatt – “Super Power Pussy” – exudes an energy that is captivating

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Manu Francois – one of the most innovative independent crossover creatives heard in recent years

Manu Francois known for his rapid fire flow, superb singing, solid writing, sharp as hell production, and iconic rasta hairdo has been one of the more slept on powers in the musical community in recent years, always bubbling underneath the surface of the mainstream on the various audio and video platforms, as well as live sets around the world. Manu’s past work on projects like “Release” (2018) and “Check It” (2017), are just begging to be uncovered. Thankfully, his latest singles from 2019 have been more than just good enough to get noticed; they’ve brought an excellent mix of creativity, self-awareness, and super dope production. Every

Ozaka Bondage – “Tiny Giants” is a colorful, richly textured arrangement

Ozaka Bondage is an energizing indie-electro-pop band from Frankfurt on Main that will motivate you to climb that mountain, ask that girl out, or start that revolution you always wanted. They is nothing short of a bombastic bunch of talented musicians who smoke on their instruments like no one’s business. The accompanying video clip proves it with nothing hidden from view. The groove is infectious, the musicianship is on fire, and the audio mix sparkles.  “Tiny Giants” hits all the right buttons for me. Peaks and valleys in all the right places – even in the solos. Everything builds

Danny Dimo: “Dimhotep” rises above the rest

Danny Dimo from New Haven, CT, is a 23-year-old Hip Hop and RnB Producer making future bass beats. A few days ago Danny dropped his 6-track EP entitled, “Dimhotep”. Producers or Beatmakers, like rappers, have exploded onto the urban music landscape in droves. Hundreds of thousands of artists have set up web pages, social media pages, beat selling websites etc., attempting to sell their music, influence the industry, and take their shot at fame and success. What we have is way more producers than we need. What this means is that the supply far outweighs the demand, driving down the income and opportunity for all producers. The music industry is over saturated in almost every area.

The Ep cover.

The Ep cover.

Very few producers really stand out in today’s business. The ones who do rise above the rest, most assuredly have platinum hits under their belts. The best way for an aspiring producer to sell beats is to develop a relationship with the artists and the label A&Rs who buy beats. Selling tracks is an on-going thing, because you just never know who is buying beats and when. And because there are so many producers out here hawking beat CDs, you need to have your music in front of the decision maker at the exact moment he is buying tracks. And that is exactly what Danny Dimo has set out to do.

Danny Dimo has his own beat selling website setup with a strong catalog of Hiphop beats ready to go. He covers Trap, Electronica, R&B, Club, Dirty South, Old School and Pop among others. But considering that one out of six Americans today is a producer he has gone further than that. Danny has released his “Dimhotep” EP, which more than comfortably showcases his all-round production talents.

Danny Dimo in the studio

Danny Dimo in the studio

I consider this a 5-star EP for all sorts of reasons. Most importantly, I can listen to this entire EP without skipping a single track. Each and every track is good in its own way, and that’s hard to find in a lot of albums these days. But Danny Dimo didn’t drop any filler tracks, boring beats, or lame sounds – it’s all quality through and through. Danny is consistent on every track, and his style here, reminiscent of future ambient electronica, is refreshing to say the least.

Right through “Dimhotep”, Danny Dimo has my attention as a producer. His sound is so in your face with its wide-ranging electronic soundscapes, samples and bass-heavy beats. Every song has a unique sound to it yet the EP flows seamlessly. You’ll hear a wide range of sounds and sample variations with this EP which is a good thing.

I’ll admit I didn’t know much at all about Danny Dimo before listening to this EP, but it’s safe to say he’s gained himself another fan. Danny truly does a worthy job of creating diverse, colorful, and gritty beats. All tracks are equally listenable, and carry the same weight of musical substance. All in all I believe “Dimhotep” deserves nothing less than 5 stars for its complexity, consistency, and accessibility.

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