Moorhouse: “I Love You to the Moon and Back” ft. The Cellophane Heart – brings a new slant to the genre

Irish DJ and producer Moorhouse has dedicated the song, “I Love You to the Moon and Back”, to his daughter, Abbie. It speaks about their relationship and what the future holds. Canadian artist, The Cellophane Heart, provided the vocals for the track, and the song was produced in Moorhouse’s home studio in Waterford, Ireland. The track offers a lively, upbeat 90s dance pop sound mixed with current top 40 influences from Baz Luhrmann and N-Trance. This track means a lot. And there is a reason for that. Sure, it may be electronic dance music, but it’s…different. EDM music is becoming

THE RIFT: “Rock Narcotic”shows off some impressive performance abilities

Los Angeles hard rock trio THE RIFT is made up of brothers Aris Anagnos (Vocals, Guitar), John Anagnos (Bass) and Ovais Malik (Drums). Since forming in 2009, they have played alongside the likes of Exodus, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Misfits, among others. Their 2016 full-length debut “INVENTIONS” caught the attention of the media, industry insiders and radio stations, as well as Grammy winning producer Brandon Friesen who has worked with Alice in Chains and Nickelback . Now 2017 sees the band release their brand new single “Rock Narcotic”, which is music on THE RIFT own terms, and really, that’s all you

LeeSon Bryce: “The Proelium EP” – some of the most diverse talent around this genre

Briceson Lee, artistically known as LeeSon Bryce, was born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Lee Summit, MO (south of Kansas City). First as a drummer for his church since the age of 12, then as a college graduate, manager, and an affiliate owner of a nutrition company LeeSon has always been influenced by music. Now at 23, he is adamant in pursuing what has always been his true passion. Teaming up with other local artists and DJs such as Oblivinatti and Buck, LeeSon Bryce sets out to prove himself in the music industry. The first challenge comes from

MusicMegaBox.net – Listen To Music In Your Own Language!

It is always comforting to see that the website you just accessed is available in your language. Well, MusicMegaBox.net (you can read more about this music service here) is proud to release its French and German versions. While it may not be a problem to look for the music you like in English, which is a universal language, used on every website available on the Internet, using your own language means accessing a greater variety of details. You will know the meaning of every word on the website and you will certainly find what you’re looking for a lot faster.

Liquid Lunch: “Sketches 2 Seed” – an infectious and smoldering staple

Ken Eagle and Michele Akers discovered each other’s musical abilities after meeting at a dance in May 2014 and formed a duo in late October of the same year. They booked their first gig a month later…prior to having any material ready, and were forced to burn the midnight candle before successfully completing the gig with a 40 song repertoire. The duo, Liquid Lunch has now played in excess of 200 Gigs, performing at more than 50 different venues and travelling in excess of 160,000kms across the state of South Australia. Through it all Eagle and Akers, now bring to

DabriaLive Records Presents the heart and soul singer Anette Mendoza

Anette Mendoza, one of the original members of the Dabria duet which originated in 2011, has performed by request in various places such as Japan, Korea, UAE, and Indonesia among others establishing a solid reputation as a singer and performer. Anette, who started singing when she was 5, has also recorded the song, “I will do anything for love”, with Philippine artist – and first ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ winner – Jovit Baldivino. Inspired by her late father, who himself was an excellent singer, Anette decided to sing professionally at the tender age of 7, starting out with covers by artists

KonQuestNow: “NOP (No One’s Perfect)” ft. STP & J.Morgan – an assemblage of uncanny language

The preconceived notions of what a KonQuestNow (VerseBorn & Wreck The Rebel) track is going to be like are plentiful well before you even press play. This has been a boon to their career, in what has become a viral habit of either hating or loving something based almost solely on your own personal internet culture and what your daily feed prompts you to feel about a certain subject. The collective’s name has become synonymous with great lyrics, superb beats, and originality. On their latest track “NOP (No One’s Perfect)”,  produced by Wreck The Rebel, featuring  STP & J.Morgan,  KonQuestNow

Enzo Sprigg: “Cosmic Bipolar Nebula” – therapeutic and cathartic

Enzo Sprigg is a creative electronic singer-songwriter, as well as a visual artist who illustrates his own album covers, creates the costumes in his videos and has even hand drawn and animated videos for his songs. Sprigg has just recently thrown down his therapeutic and cathartic 12-track “Cosmic Bipolar Nebula”, his third album. It’s with his continued freedom and internal exploration that Enzo Sprigg returns with a new recording, while showing a mature growth from his earlier releases. The album opens with “Raygun Love Transmission”, a beautifully sewn together song with distorted instrumentals and yearning vocals that create luscious textures

Stori Brooks: “Parachutes” – a potential for greatness

Stori Brooks has been a lot of things in her career: producer, poet, conflicted rapper, scenic storyteller. While her versatility keeps her afloat, it’s tough to get a bead on exactly who Brooks is and what she stands for—is she the conscious backpacker or the straight-talking street girl? She embodies the urban alternative, and she’s working on an album, to be entitled, “EVERYTHING IS GR8”, that offers her full narrative. The first single, “Parachutes”, taken off the upcoming album offers insight into her essence, finding the rapper at her most reflective. Maybe she’s assessing her current status and how she

Samantha Bouquin: “Contemplations on Solitude and Strings” – highly expressive

Connoisseurs of experimental or avant-garde chamber music may already know of Samantha Bouquin’s inventive and entrancing sounds. This is music of great integrity, startling vitality, and striking originality, yet it is virtually unknown outside the cult following that has appreciated these ingenious compositions. A cross between homespun classical populism and the sophisticated experimentation of the avant-garde, Bouquin’s music follows in the iconoclastic tradition of forward thinking composers, but with its own frank expression, exuberance, and wayward charm; yet it is also accessible to the casual listener in the directness of its material and the clarity of its techniques, no matter

Mike Dekleva: “Synergy” – a lot more melody, timbre, tone and all-round class than your typical guitar album

Mike Dekleva is a musician, guitarist and composer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Inspired by artists like Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, and Nashville session guitarist, Robbie Calvo, Mike has composed and recorded his original brand of instrumental rock music for over 20 years. “Synergy” is Mike’s latest 4-song instrumental guitar-oriented rock EP, released on December 15, 2015. The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered in Nashville Tennessee at Paragon Recording Studios and Mayfield Mastering Studio. The players on the EP include Mike Dekleva (guitars), Robbie Calvo (guitars), Jason Webb (piano and Keyboards), Amanda McCoy (bass) and Grady Saxman (drums and percussion).

Mike Dekleva

Mike Dekleva

Mike Dekleva can play a zillion notes per second, taps, dive-bombs, trills, shreds and sweeps. So can a million and one other guitarists. So what makes Mike any more special? This album is one very good reason why! Many guitarists, particularly the more insufferable ones, seem to release music which is nothing more than an excuse to perform the equivalent of guitar karaoke all over a backing track; technically brilliant, but overall, fairly dull to listen to.

The difference here is the music. Many guitarists, who have amazing speed and technique, are not afraid to demonstrate this at every opportunity, forging tracks which ultimately separate the lead guitar from the rest of the song. With “Synergy”, Mike Dekleva and the production team have done their homework, and everything works well. The songs sound original and interesting, and the lead playing complements this. The flashy guitar techniques are there, but there’s a lot more melody, timbre, tone and all-round class than your typical guitar album. This isn’t just a rock guitarist’s album. This is one for music lovers in general!

The EP cover artwork

The EP cover artwork

From the minute you hit play and the EP opens up with “Lost”, you’re thrust into Mike Dekleva’s dynamic world of instrumental guitar that isn’t incredible in the way Malmsteen or Vai’s incredible amount of notes per second is, but it is incredible in the way that when you’ve finished listening, you wonder why other musicians actually need to move their lips get an emotion or message across!

From the superb opening song to the closing track song, Mike never loses his musicality and even if you aren’t awed by his technique, you should be by his ability to dispense with a vocalist and let his guitar do the singing. Mixing harder fare such as “Drive” with delicate soundscapes such as “Midnight Sky” proves his credentials as an artist able to tackle a variety of song types without missing a single note. In places the music literally shimmers, such as in “Lost” and “Synergy”, where a kudu is also thoroughly deserved by Amanda McCoy’s bold and boisterous bass playing. The album is loud in places, quiet in others and it is this variety which makes it such a great record.

The thing is, Mike Dekleva has a real structure and melody to his songs and some instrumentalists totally miss that. The interplay between Mike and the other musicians is absolutely brilliant too. In fact, all the musicians on “Synergy” get to show their chops, and none dominates or comes across as gratuitous: it’s a very tight album, with everyone serving the tracks.

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