Tohi: “Out The Box” – emotional music you can chill or groove to!

Tohi is a rap artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He started his musical career as the first Persian rapper at the age of 13. He was forced to perform illegally in his native Tehran, where rap has been banned. In order to chase his dreams, Tohi located to Dubai for two years where he was able to create music openly, followed by a move to London. As he continued to build his career Tohi performed at major venues such as Barclaycard Arena Hamburg and The Global Arena Stockholm and HMV Forum London O2 and won awards, including Best

Bearzerk – An executive music team with a proven track record

Music management teams really are the industry’s Swiss Army knife. They can really transform careers. Where there’s a special artist, chances are there’s a special collective behind them, plotting moves behind the scenes. The best of the bunch tend to connect dots swiftly, think outside the box without losing sight of the little things, and, above all else, maintain a degree of close affinity and proximity to the artist and the music business itself. Music management companies exist to protect and nurture the business and creative interests of those they work with. It takes one set of skills to help

Exit 22 Music: “Just As You Are” has cracked the code for the modern music world

Barely a few months after the release of their previous single, Exit 22 Music and Chris Calamera are back with the new record “Just As You Are”. And it seems like the only rule of the New York City-based project is: there are no rules. They are mixing genres and experimenting with different styles and the result is the unique sound of Exit 22. Whenever the Calamera project drops a new release my expectations are extremely high. The song starts off slow and soulfully, and then loads itself with energy. The female vocals, as always, has never sounded so strong.

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean: “Lost & Found” – absolutely compelling!

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean have released their latest collaboration single, “Lost & Found”. The two are no strangers to each other, having worked together on the multi-nominated, and award-winning track, “The Letting Go” with Levi Moore. Michael and Natalie also joined forces on Josie Award nominated track “Please Don’t”, as well as the 2017 single “Alive”. Michael Peloso is a New Jersey-based lyricist/songwriter who writes undeniably touching, honest lyrics with a sense of simplicity that are uniquely all his own. Natalie Jean is has achieved recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performs in English,

Deane Nesbitt Jr. – “Soundtracks in the Sand” – The meticulous sculpting of soundscapes

Although Deane Nesbitt Jr. has composed music for years, he does not read music. His unique background consists of practicing law for 16 years, co-founding an investment management company and writing an illustrated history of a 1912 investment bank. Deane’s music has been aired on more than 300 radio stations across America and Canada. His recent CD, “Music in Search of a Movie”, won the Philby Award in the United States for being one of the top 100 music CDs of 2015 and the Best Dramatic Music of the year. The album ranked on five CMJ charts for New World

ROSABEL: “The Album” – Compositions of the highest quality

ROSABEL the DJ duo consisting of Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera met in 1989 during the Winter Music Conference in Miami. For the better part of 25 years the two have been generating dance hits, and more recently, tag-team DJing for the masses around the globe. They dropped their first creation in 1994, with “La Puta” released via Groovilious, a part of Strictly Rhythm records out of New York. The continued dropping independent releases and filling floors each summer on Tommy Boy Records/NYC, and have since, officially remixed such artists as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Katy Perry, Cher, Gloria

elconEstharoe – Experimental electronica from a Greek master of the Theremin

Experimental electronica from a Greek master of the Theremin, no loops or presets are used in the creation of the elconEstharoe sonic environment. The album has already picked up a favorable review in the highly regarded Electronic Sound Magazine Theremin Master and Synthesist Lambro Papazois is a Greek sound designer and the man behind elconEstharoe. The Hyper-real Soundscapes of elconEstharoe are at the vanguard of experimental electronica. Through his work with elconEstharoe, Lambro is acutely aware of his acoustic environment and in particular the natural resources around him, utilizing the biophony, anthropophony and the sacred power of sound. From within

Sabotaj: “The 5 Elements” – The forgotten roots of Hip Hop

Leonard Fischer artistically known as Sabotaj, had his introduction to the world of hip hop during 1979, the same year Sugarhill Gang released its groundbreaking track “Rapper’s Delight”. Throughout the rough years of his upbringing in South Central Los Angeles, the rapper – whose parents divorced when he was just 3 – was brought up alongside his younger brother by his mom and grandmother. Despite any hardships and struggles, he always managed to find solace in hip-hop, especially via the radio station, KDAY and the radio deejay Greg Mack. Here Sabotaj discovered Eric B. & Rakim, KRS-One, Public Enemy, The

How To Change The World? Watch Black Camaileon’s “One Nation” Music Video Here!

Hailing from New York, multi-talented artist Black Camaileon wants to make a huge positive impact on the world. You just have to pay attention to the lyrics of his new single “One Nation”, which calls for unity and peace. Sadly, division in any form is affecting people’s life, especially so in the USA. What’s more, there’s no better way to use music, the universal language of the world, to send positive vibes in every corner of the planet. “One Nation” comes in the form of a Hip-Hop/Rap song with a vintage feel to it. One way or another, its instrumentation

The 10:04s: ‘Everything Is Going To Be Alright / ‘North’ – emotionally connects and inspirits!

The 10:04s have toured extensively up and down the UK, playing with various bands from Idlewild to The Proclaimers, The Cribs to The 1975 and with the Pet Shop Boys on the main stage at Edinburgh Hogmanay’s ‘Gig In The Gardens’.  The band’s new AA single, ‘Everything Is Going To Be Alright / ‘North’, is created by a version of themselves that sounds both increasingly world-weary and stunningly refreshed. The 10:04s, who can be described as the usual independent underdogs, may well end up with a strong candidate for the most ambitious alternative rock track of the year. ‘Everything Is Going To

‘Dear Diary’ – K9 Kev sounds almost like an elder statesman of the streets!

Kevin Irvine aka K9 Kev is an emcee and songwriter from the small coastal town of Oban, Scotland. Growing up in the quiet fishing town, finding his way as a rapper was a difficult task. Balancing various commitments with his musical aspirations over the past ten years, Kev was instrumental in helping to establish the vibrant Scottish hip hop scene. K9 Kev now returns with ‘Dear Diary’, an intimate EP recounting both the positive and negative aspects of growing up in such a limited environment.

K9KEV-COVERAnytime an EP like ‘Dear Diary’ arrives it seems to cause no end of consternation among the music press and fans from the USA side of the pond. Always happy to pigeonhole artists for the sake of marketing, hacks seem to struggle when credible UK ‘urban’ music arrives. K9 Kev has taken the basics of a genre that is currently lying face down in the water and transformed it into something far, far more intriguing. Close on 30 now, K9 Kev comes across as remarkably mature in his rapping, and sounds almost like an elder statesman of the streets.

The EP maps out K9 Kev passage from boyhood to manhood. And the lyrics are speckled with the kind of things a boy, who’s working things out for himself, and for his craft, is likely to have going through his head. The result is we get an insight into a many sided person, rather than a one dimensional rap personality. The thinking-out-loud observations are sometimes sensitive, sometimes brutal, sometimes pensive, and most times passionate.

The great thing about this EP is that you cannot classify it under one genre of music; it’s not your regular hip hop. The sound and production is undoubtedly ground-breaking, with organically sounding beats that are filled with crunchy, swelling electric guitars, acoustic pianos and thumping real drum sounds. Throw in a lot of melody and harmony, and you have a very atypical collection of rap songs.

K9KEV-studioDear Diary’ is an EP that I will gladly label as a personal favorite, and I’d probably throw the term classic in there as well. It is fresh, it is unique and it is real. The songs are easy on the ear but if you listen more closely the lyrics are witty and a smart commentary on various aspects of K9 Kev’s life. Once you get over the ‘strange’ accent, you will notice that K9 Kev’s style is diverse and interesting throughout the whole EP, and it will appeal to almost anyone that might happen to hear it, regardless of genre preferences.

As opposed to most USA rap and hip-hop, this music is not full of sexy and trashy women and gun-toting men, but of a solitary man who is representing his music and his life. Again, even if you don’t like rap, you can come here just for the music. Wallow in the guitar-induced soundscapes created on “How It Began”, “Dear Diary” and “West Coast Town” ft. We Looked Like Giant’s. They’re enough for indie and alternative rockers to die for.

The EP “Dear Diary”, quite simply, a stunning slice of UK music – whether it’s hip-hop, rock or whatever – doesn’t matter – K9 Kev is so distinctive and so Scottish…at last. This boy still has the time to be going places, believe me!

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