Angel: “Hero” – all-embracing artistic approach

Angel is a Los Angeles and Sydney based socially conscious artist who composes what is described as “Statement” Cinematic Soundtracks and Music Short Films/Videos. Trained in acting, singing and dancing, the award-winning artist who has picked up accolades in the UK and Australia, adopted her signature style after attending a Hans Zimmer Masterclass. As a child, her mother introduced her to Hollywood musical and style icons such as Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn, who have shaped her work, and probably explains her all-embracing artistic approach. To complete the picture of Angel’s go-ahead attitude it should be noted that

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Matt Westin: “Legacy” – the rising country star with a deep baritone

Matt Westin found his fulfillment in the creative outlets of singing and singing after years of searching, and walked away from a promising career in engineering to pursue that passion. Influences by legendary artists, ranging from Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks, to even Frank Sinatra, Matt found his voice. He honed his vocal ability in bars and clubs around Pittsburgh for over a decade, with his at first reluctant family, becoming his biggest supporters. But it was the tragic event of his father passing away due to complications of chemotherapy in his battle with Leukemia, which drove Matt to seriously

North Carolina Jimmy Bones Releases his first major Single worldwide

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Myja display a very specific amount of fearlessness

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Andrew Gerard: “Run Away With Me” – This album has much to offer listeners

Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter Andrew Gerard was born in Ottawa, and grew up on Vancouver Island. He is also known as Gerard The Hypnotist from the TV series Mindfreak with Criss Angel. Departing from TV and the world of magic after a car accident he rediscovered music while recovering. Discovered by LA Producer Ran Pink who produced his “Two Birds” recording at Fonogenic Records in LA, Andrew has just released his brand new full-length album “Run Away With Me”. Two songs on the album – the titular track and “Miracles” was produced by Danny Craig, while “Shine” and “Rewind”

NOAH ARCHANGEL & THE BAND OF THE HAWK – “THE MASCHINE WARS: SONGS OF SOLOMON”

The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon is a journey more complex and original, yet more accessible than anything Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk may have released before it. The fact that it exists at all is testament to the projects perseverance, raw talent, and prophetic direction with which Noah Archangel, King Aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra Aka Houey Freeman Fka Ashtonomics, P.ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam steer the good ship Band of the Hawk aka BOHUP, to the richest musical waters; plucking out those worth bringing along on their musical voyage and creating records greater than the

Interview: Miles Casella Getting ready for Live Show in new Orleans!

Miles Casella is a Hip-Hop artist from Baton Rouge, LA, who has released several projects under different aliases since 2014. Miles blends Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Blues to create his own eclectic style. He has just released his album “The Sidewalk Flower” which illustrates the view of a small-town kid caught up in the city life. Apparently many of the recordings used for this album were recorded curbside. Miles Casella has an upcoming show on January 21st, 2018 at The Willow Uptown in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shows starts at: 6:30pm – Tickets are $12.00 dollars each. This will be the second

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Esteban Alvarez is an award-winning pianist and composer, originally from San José, Costa Rica. Ever since relocating to Texas USA to study music, his priority and goal has been to bridge cultures through my music. His idea was to bring the noble elegance of the piano together with the folkloristic vibrancy of the Mariachi. Hence he launched the album project entitled “Piano meets Mariachi”, which became a reality in 2017. The resulting recording features eight tracks and a 15-piece Mariachi band – El Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, known as one of the best bands of their genre. The collective represents a

Matt Fox: “Bang Bang EP” – each track is a different collage of sounds and rhythms!

Matt Fox is a producer and DJ out of Phoenix, Arizona. Matt has been producing music since the age of 14 and professionally plays the guitar, bass and piano, which often make an appearance in his music. Matt keeps a constant national tour schedule headlining shows in various cities, including Denver, Phoenix and Miami. The last two years Matt has been dedicated in working and producing the “Bang Bang EP” which includes vocals by Nyoka Ny-D (Philadelphia), LsDub (Los Angeles), King Beefy (Texas), and Alexis Salgado (Miami). Signed to the Carrillo Music Label in 2011, “Bang Bang” is Matt’s third EP with the label. The EP was freshly released on the 26th of January 2016.

That Matt Fox is changing the face of EDM is no secret. How many electronic music producers do you know that play the guitar, bass and piano? Joining the likes of Disclosure, Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Gramatik and Empire of the Sun, to name a few, Matt also includes real instrumentation into some of his productions, to give his music that extra juicy twist.

Matt Fox

Matt Fox

It’s one of those few records that defy categorization. “Bang Bang EP” falls clearly into EDM, but jumps seamlessly through various influences from rock to pop to soul to rap; it feels as if the EP is a journey from beginning to end. One moment you’re in the South Bronx, one moment you are in Miami. Then Ibiza. Then London. Each track is a different collage of sounds and rhythms, which is also what makes “Bang Bang” so unique.

Each song is crafted and laid out with tight beats and awesome production. It is new and old, calming and at the next moment exciting. It is art that you experience. It sets a mood; it is music for making love, for dancing, for cleaning the house. It’s great! Matt Fox’s music on here captures that perfect moment between EDM and everything else, where rhythm and melody intersect. From the opening beats of the title track, “Bang Bang”, which features the exquisite vocals of Alexis Salgado, you will find yourself getting that feeling over and over again that you have just discovered something great that the rest of the world does not know about.

Have no doubts, this Phoenix boy is going to go big. Not too hard and not too soft the songs range from uplifting to inspirational to introspective to simply great.  To help round out the bang for the buck, besides Alexis Salgado, four of the tracks also feature some up-and-coming EDM singers that you may already have heard of King Beefy, LsDUB, Robby and Nyoka Ny.  My favorite tracks are without a doubt those featuring Alexis Salgado, “Bang Bang” and “Not The Only One” with King Beefy’s “Get Away” coming a close third. Throughout though, Matt Fox is showing the world how the bounds of electronic music truly are limitless.

Through his sounds, distortions, drum loops, and other effects he shows that there is so much room for musical experimentation given the resources that musicians now have to work with. He also explores rhythms that are more than just the usual four-to-the-floor dance beats. Matt Fox is one of the frontrunners in showing how music can cross not only the bounds of genre, but also the bounds of old versus new.

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