Berani – “Cut And Taste” strikes an incredible balance of disparate elements

Berani is an electronic beat maker with a diverse sound spectrum and a tendency to produce bouncing rhythms or spacious and relaxing aural experiences. In a short time span, this emerging artist out of Byron Bay in Australia, has discerning music fans and casual listeners paying attention. The sound design throughout his latest single “Cut And Taste” is what we’ve come to expect from this creative top tier producer: popping percussion, basslines that melt like butter and a healthy dose of twisted horns to make everything bump in a soul-like fashion. Sprinkled around the track are sonic effects that keep

EsZ – “Liquor & Emotions” – introspective and emotional

Hip-hop has been cranking out bangers and high energy anthems for decades, but the average genre historian is well aware that dark or emotional thoughts on a chill backdrop is not a foreign concept for the game. After all, profound moodiness feels rather natural for a culture that grew out of urban plight and the trauma of purposely disenfranchised people. It makes sense that at least some mellow tunes in the genre, reflect deep-thinking speculation, in what artist EsZ, describes as thoughts on “life, growth and fake friends” in his track “Liquor & Emotions”. The song is a drunk text

Quad – “Love” embellishes each track with his personal revelations

Based in the south of Chicago, Quad started making music when he was around 14 years old and started taking it artistically seriously two years later. He produces, records, mixes and masters, using only a Blue Yeti microphone and FL Studios. So far Quad has written over 300 songs and released 1 EP, 1 Album and 8 singles. Currently training as an audio engineer at SAE University in Chicago, Quad explained that his latest album “Love” describes his personal understanding of the sentiment. The album “Love” was written and recorded over the course of 2 months after Quad was electrocuted

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Watching Acemattz & Bipha perform in any of their videos is like watching friends realize they’re onto something big time. They are accomplished rappers individually, on their own terms, and as collaborators, as a unit, their styles gel perfectly. They’re not just comfortable performing together—they are feeding off of each other, refusing to be one-upped, beaming and grinning and head-bobbing as they take turns impressing one another. By the end of each of their performances, their formation into a real show-stopping combination seems inevitable. In the new wave rap scene, there is plenty of talent to go around, Acemattz &

FuzzKill – “The Get Better” reaches all the expected heights!

FuzzKill is a four-piece rock band that started in Boston, MA. Introduced to one another through musical theatre, the band’s sound is firmly rooted in early 2000’s pop-punk influences. They released their debut studio album, “Happen”, in early 2019, and their sophomore album, “The Get Better”, just dropped on September 19th 2020. We have all heard the biggest punk bands of the 90’s and early 00’s. Their music mainly consisted of driving drums, distorted pop-punk guitar work and a set of memorable lyrics to go with the angst-filled high energy vocals. Today punk bands are a rarity, and any good

Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

Rashod Holmes Announces New Single ‘The One’

The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Myco: “Myceliated” – an emotive songwriting style with substance!

Myco is a psychedelic project created by Kyle Henry. The moniker, ‘Myco’, is the scientific name for fungi. Myco, who has an album coming out this year, believes that we should emulate nature and just like fungi be decentralized. He is strongly influenced by music from the 60s, 70s and 80s but most of all nature and the psychedelic experience. The latest single release by Myco, entitled “Myceliated”, is a song about fungus and the influence it has on the universe and the human experience.

It is very difficult to write music that is inspirational, spiritual and esoteric. Many writers say it is many times harder than creating music about life as we see it. I can understand this point and it’s clear when you listen to this marvelous recording by the Myco. It’s difficult because sometimes this type of ‘enlightening’ music may come off as preaching, not on this track, however. Myco pulls it off, but it’s not easy. He has a clear, powerful and at times soaring vocal style, not too different than that of Dave Gahan, and in all honesty, even the dark 80s synth motifs, distinctly remind one of Depeche Mode at their best. Which I find all the more endearing and fascinating, considering that DM has always been one of my favorite groups.

MYCO-PROFILE“Myceliated” is a well-produced, well-sung and played, inspirational track that strives to connect with the life force beyond mankind to a higher plateau of awareness and appreciation of just exactly what we are. It strives to create a mood of humbleness and thankfulness for our very lives. We’re on this planet spinning and traveling through space among the stars and we know only one thing for certain….we will die, every one of us. What is the meaning of that? What is the meaning of this existence? Just how are we programmed to behave and live? The realization of these questions and facts should make us better people…that’s what Myco examines, in relation to the properties of the fungus and the Myceliation process, I believe.

As far as likeability and replay value, “Myceliated” is a winner. Symbiosis is the only way to describe Myco’s voice rising and falling within this beautiful electronic arrangement. Blending technology with the natural human voice, then mixing in deeply poetic lyrics and some stunning guitar lines – played by Roland Seph Erulo – is always an amazing feat; and herein it is done so effectively as to leave the listener in an enduring state of awe. Myco’s emotive songwriting style constructs a beautiful, haunting melody backed up by gorgeous harmonies that touch the deepest parts of the soul. It is rare that one finds an artist that captures the fundamental nuances of our existence like mileposts along the road to somewhere. Myco has enthralled and delighted my senses with the atmosphere of sound he creates on “Myceliated”.

Myco supports free art and decentralization, so each of his digital releases is available on torrents with a donation option. Find the FLAC version HERE. You can also purchase the song on ITUNES and AMAZON.

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