IJK – “High Tide” – an undeniably radiant surge of energy throughout!

I normally don’t like anything this pristine and clean sounding, but “High Tide” by Imad Jack Karam – better known simply as IJK,  is so undeniably catchy (the kind that subconsciously takes over your mind) that throughout its clean and safe runtime, it hardly matters. The melody is so clear and sharp, the rhythm effortlessly danceable, every little vocal croon rings as charming and captivating. IJK’s sweet, funky and resonant pop-rock is as lovable as can possibly be. It is also quite a layered sound that the Lebanese-born singer-songwriter produces, as pricks of melody float through an obscenely catchy chorus

AP Project – “Out of The Blue” – Smooth, beautiful mixes, innovative style and very cool grooves

The AP Project is a band formed by students from the conservatory of music in Naples (Italy). Its members include band leader Arcangelo Pezzella (guitar), Guido Foi (piano and keyboards), Alessandro Petricciuolo (bass), and Francesco Pellegrino (drums), and features Angela Addezio (vocals). Though the group comes from a jazz background, they prefer not to label their music in any way. “We all come from jazz,” says Pezzella, “but we all go somewhere else. That’s the best feature of our album,” he continues, “It’s a sonic journey through different yet similar soundscapes.” The AP Project took shape about a year ago,

Solomon’s Architects – “The Edge Of It All” goes beyond pure musical pastiche

Bryant Micheal Waghorn can make your head spin with his creativity and output as a singer, songwriter, project leader and musical collaborator. The album, “The Edge Of It All” by his pet project Solomon’s Architects, featuring multi-instrumentalist and producer Luc Michaud, as well as collaborator Josie Elysia, is a nod to the great pop, prog and rock crossover artists such as Peter Gabriel, the elaborate tropes of The Mars Volta, the complex bombast of King Crimson and the shuddering rhythms of Rush, with a thick smudging of REM-styled, organic singer-songwriter flair. Add a clear-headed ear for melody and arrangement to

Matt Draco – “Get Off” – a cautionary tone that’s burned into every word!

Raised in Inglewood, California, Matt Draco’s prowess blends his aggressive West Coast personality with his nimble New York inspired rhyme schemes. As a child he studied the lyricism of creatives such as Notorious B.I.G, J. Cole, and Jay-Z, and by the time he was 14, Matt also taught himself how to compose orchestral music, enhancing his musical understanding and vision. By the age of 18, Matt Draco had the honor of conducting University Preparatory School’s orchestra twice, with two different pieces composed by himself. He then returned to his native Hip-hop roots releasing a series of freestyles and singles on

Kiing Dee! – “Black Kings (ft. King Los) flows with such a captivating style!

Kiing Dee! has been boxing since the age of 6. He grew up in the Pawtucket/Providence area where he fights out of Big Six Boxing academy. He has won many regional tournaments as well as fighting in the 2016 Olympic Trials Qualifiers and previously being ranked #2 in the country. Kiing Dee! went professional in 2018 but an Achilles injury changed his life. It forced him to do the only thing he could do while recovering on his couch and that was make music. Once he realized that people actually liked his music, he decided to take it seriously. Constantly

DREAM BIG EMPIRE presents Blacc Cuzz – “Wadd Up Doe” – outbursts of authenticity and real Hip-Hop

Blacc Cuzz is committed to forging a glorious way forward in his career. More importantly, he’s underscoring his critical lapses in the past for sake of the young guns who may admire him. At this stage, the Pittsburgh, PA, born and raised creative, who fashions himself as a self-made businessman in the mold of Jay-Z, is well aware of his status as an artist and record label boss at Dream Big Empire. The good-natured don of the working class can rap like the most vulgar deacon you’ll ever meet, driven by reactionary outbursts of authenticity and real Hip-Hop. Much like

Ramirez Coiva – “I’m Walking Away” shines in the way the guitar and string arrangements are so well put together

Ramirez Coiva regards himself as a Citizen of the World, who has been writing and making music since 2000. His single “I’m Walking Away” was written and recorded in Istanbul (Turkey), a couple of years ago. The song is a hybrid between the alternative rock guitar sound of the past and a look toward a more modern, sleeker pop sound. One thing is clear on this track, there are very few people that can match Ramirez Coiva’s all-embracing songwriting talent. Regardless of style, whether it’s heavy guitars or strings, keyboards and drums, a great song is a great song, and

“Time” – The new single and video release by APKLYPZ

“Time” in the world of APKLYPZ is the unknown march into darkness. The trippy mind-bending perceptions of infinity. The psychedelic wanderings of a consciousness loose in the cosmos. The groove between space and time, the analog and the digital, reality and illusion.  Audiovisual artist APKLYPZ combines dense dreamy trip-hop and psychedelic visuals to create a cinematic experience called a “form of escapism” by Electro Wow. Every APKLYPZ production is a vivid world of expression and “…an enthralling and emotive listen which is accompanied by a spellbinding video”. Seasoned by decades as a bass auteur and years as a globetrotting

“KETAMER” – Doc Ketamer is absolutely at the top of his game

Doc Ketamer is a DJ / producer born in Naples. At the age of 20 he started traveling throughout Europe organizing juggling shows. From the year 2000 he began to collaborate and play with different sound systems. In those years he focused on live sets. In this same period he founded the KML sound system KML, which almost immediately joined the larger collective Black Sheep. After this experience, and having played all over Europe, DJ Ketamer – as he was called then – rediscovered his passion for vinyl and began playing different styles on various occasions in social centers and

International Independent Entertainer, Cips is preparing his latest album and tour!

Cips, pronounced (Sip’s) is an international independent entertainer who has done various showcases and has toured multiple times across Canada and United States. Cips has currently accomplished three Canadian tours and two American tours so far. Performing in various major cities across Canada and United States such as Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Miami, Houston, Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, etc. Cips has also worked alongside various artists in the music Industry such as Sayzee, Big Trill, Merkules, Stitches, and many more. His latest project titled ‘Codeine Cowboyz’ was completely created, mixed and mastered in Miami, FL, produced by Supply & Demand,

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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