Label management and promotion group Power Seat Music Group, LLC allow artists freedom of expression

The major record companies have dominated the market for decades. Their decisions have affected the global industry and have dictated the shape of the business. The sheer size and depth of their catalogues have given them immense power. But that is changing. Their market share is shrinking; their ability to dominate the global market is weakening. Independents labels can now achieve worldwide reach and engagement with music fans through digital distribution and social media; they have strong representation at the highest levels and their share of the market is increasing. As the industry evolves, the independent labels, and management groups,

WaveyOnShore delivers catchy beats and gripping lyrics!

An exciting new rap artist from Toronto, Canada, WaveyOnShore, is all set to make a splash in the hip-hop world. His brand-new sound with exciting catchy beats and gripping lyrics is a refreshing and much-welcomed addition to the art of hip-hop. His brand-new track “Sleep Off The Pain” is one of those songs that hook you in at the first second and takes you on a musical and lyrical journey. His vocals are filled with passion and emotion. His lyrics are poetic. The melody and the beat complement each other and draw the listener in with no intention of letting

BigJohn – ‘Can’t Nobody’ – creativity meets professionalism in an unquestionable manner

One of the best additions to the hip-hop industry this year has been with artist John Anthony Ziegler, most popularly known as BigJohn who has proved himself to be a worthy contender in the genre with his authentic hooks. The musical artist has taken a major step in the right direction by creating sounds that envelop listeners with its huge wash of dynamism that introduces his musicianship in a fresh manner. By letting his creativity meet professionalism in an unquestionable manner, the rapper has recently released his new hip-hop music video ‘Can’t Nobody’ shows why his creativity is worth exploring.

Working Class Hussys – “DNA” – equipped to tug at the heartstrings or add momentary muscle

The new single “DNA”, by Central New Jersey’s Working Class Hussys is a distillation of their manifold strengths – pastoral harmonies, cascading chord progressions, and wistful melodies, all coated in roots Americana beauty and jangly indie and alt-rock crispness. Despite the wide aural reach, the song maintains a powerful nostalgic and familiarity factor. Musically and lyrically, Working Class Hussys are clearly well equipped to tug at the heartstrings or add momentary muscle at the turn of a dime. Their expansive vocals adding to the sentiment embodied in every note and nuance. For however lightheartedly smooth the bounce of the beat

Justin Case Rapping Grandpa – “Dance on my Diamond” ft. Blacktree – precisely attuned to the rapper’s strengths

Named for Artist of the Year by Independent Music Awards, and Producer of the Year by Indie Music Awards, Justin Case Rapping Grandpa is exactly what the title says – a real rapping grandpa. Justin has released dozens of tracks, distributed over more than 100 platforms worldwide. He also has a book out, and finds time to manage other artists, while collaborating and performing with a host of other artists. Justin Case Rapping Grandpa’s latest smash is “Dance on my Diamond” ft. Blacktree. An artist whose discography seems limitless, this single is diverse, a mixture of smooth jangling guitars, snappy

Madame Kapuscinska – “Ascension” – almost too delicious for words!

Despite all the challenges and afflictions life has thrown at her, singer, songwriter and actress, Letitia Kapuscinska aka Madame Kapuscinska, has quietly and proudly been carving out her own lane. Raised by a single mother, she did not meet her biological father until she was 5. Diagnosed as bipolar, Letitia is an avid mental campaigner, and also the lead singer of MAD (Musicians Against Depression). A fiercely independent artist, Madame Kapuscinska has formed Kapuscinscy Empire Music Production through which she releases her own music. As a singer Madame Kapuscinska has won numerous awards, while her music catalog counts a series

Sam Mudd – “All Of Your Friends” reconciles all his artistic impulses

Beyond the sheer quality of its song-craft, the fundamental humanity of its content, and the balance of its experimental bent with pop and rock conventions, perhaps the most important element of the single “All Of Your Friends”, is the confidence with which record captures its lo-fi musical aesthetic. This is the record on which 21 year old writer, fashion artist, music producer, musical artist, and visual artist, Sam Mudd has learned how to blend his work with a sense of purpose and clarity of vision. All of which imbues the future with great promise, considering that Sam is releasing his

Gonetcha – “COBAYES DE L’ESPOIR” – A reinvigorated and revitalized dynamism

The project Gonetcha – launched in Lyon, France, by a bass player – embodies the franticness and creativity that I want from music: it is loud, grindy, precise, and I love it. The musicianship is unparalleled, a gateway through which Gonetcha can showcase its intricate and unique songwriting ability, its unmatched breed of bombast and energy. Alternative or Indie rock? Gonetcha is genre-defining, spawning a number of diverse recordings over the last few years. The newest EP, “COBAYES DE L’ESPOIR” feels aspirational and ambitious. From the start, on “We Remember”, a multiple number of guitar lines, syncopated rhythms, angular vocals and

Lise-Bey – “Sunrise” showcases an exceptionally engaging performer

Lise-Bey is African American singer, songwriter and composer based in Maryland USA. She makes heartfelt music with soul, and her sultry vocals caress the senses as she sings universal truths that provide a glowing ray of hope. Whether this positivity comes in the form of slower swinging ballads or more upbeat, danceable offerings, Lise-Bey impresses on this collection of radio-ready hits. If the goal was to craft an album that provides a smile to those that feel disenfranchised in our chaotic world, her album “Sunrise” succeeds with its lofty lyrics, catchy rhythms, and mellifluous vocal performances that speak of universal

Rimbambira Band is making waves with their culturally infused Afro Jazz sound

Hailing from South Africa, Rimbambira Band is making waves with their culturally infused Afro Jazz sound. The collaborative project of musicians Innocent and Lucky, Rimbambira Band reflects the lives and experiences of the two and showcases their respective talents. Lucky began playing mbira at a young age after experiencing a turbulent childhood, studying under the legendary Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi then migrating to South Africa where he met Marimba player, Innocent. After discovering a mutual love of music they decided to form a band and Rimbambira Band was born. Since their humble beginnings, Rimbambira has gone from strength to strength with

Chris Ellenwood: “DREAM/AWAKE” – advanced lyricism and eye-opening concepts

Chris Ellenwood is an indie artist from Sacramento, CA. His mixtape “DREAM/AWAKE” is a concept project. The first half is experienced within a dream and the second half is where Chris awakes and real life starts. Filled with intricate lyrical abilities, creative lines, great beats, humor, darkness and more, Chris forges advanced lyricism and eye-opening concepts across the mixtape’s 14 tracks. Chris Ellenwood intentionally flips a lot of the notions of the industry on its head and does a great job of jumping between profound and catchy songs. The beats on most of the songs are really great as well and it adds to a great sense of production value and quality put into the product by its producers. Without a doubt, this mixtape is well worth the time invested in listening to it all the way through.

Chris-Ellenwood-profileDREAM/AWAKE” holds up very well to the best in the game right now, not only from a lyrical and stylistic standpoint, but also from an intellectual and philosophical viewpoint as well. The mixtape starts strong and finishes even stronger, gearing towards a hip-hop vibe with a poignant message interlaced into it. Chris’ beat selection is impeccable (shout out to all the producers) and his lyrical prowess grows with each new track. Every once in a while there’s an artist that transcends their respective genre to obtain mass appeal with listeners no matter what their preferred genre is. Chris Ellenwood could easily be one of those artists.

This is hip-hop from a ridiculously underrated underground emperor. Chris Ellenwood lyrics are extremely deep, and stay on one’s mind for a mass amount of time.  Tracks such as: “Dream (Prod. by DEHE)”, “The Town ft. King Jay (Prod. by MADEBYTRISTON)”,The Other Guy (Prod. by ACR)”, “Awake ft. AlphaMale (Prod. by Inflicta)”, “No More Grief (Prod. by Larry Fisherman)”, “Pray ft. WHITE SLAVE (Prod. by Taylor King)”, “All In My Head (Prod. by tunnA Beatz)” and “Blue Pill (Prod. by Jacob Lethal Beats)”, will keep you embraced from start to finish, but I could as well run the entire playlist, because there’s not a bad track in the bunch. Why great artists’ like this do not get promo, while the less talented seem to hoard all attention and sales, really makes one wonder.

My first words of advice is, don’t sleep on this release by Chris Ellenwood. Even if you’ve never heard of him ever before, you’ll come out of this whole experience with a great mixtape and a new appreciation of another rapper from Sacramento. “DREAM/AWAKE” should be considered a modern day classic. It has everything from underground to commercial appeal. This is a serious mixtape with good production, hot tracks and serious lyrics. Chris Ellenwood is not to be played with by any industry emcee, period!

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