G Angels – “Born” – a true genre-transpiring gem!

G Angels is an independent group that released their debut single “Never Confident” on 24th May 2020. The group consists of singer-songwriter Gleb, and composer, engineer, and sound producer Tosha, who initially made electronic music. The duo, who create in different styles and genres, released their second single, “Born” on July 24, and the track shows a remarkable amount of confidence. And that’s a fantastic thing for a new group. Through the atmospheric buildup of the opening bars, though the spectacular swirling verses, and right up to the aching choruses, the darkened atmosphere is as relentless as it is cohesive

Paolo Virdis is back on the scene with a new release: “Abisso” (Abyss)

Paolo Virdis is back on the scene with a new release: Abisso (Abyss). A brand new production with a tech feel and other influences. Artist and producer Paolo Virdis is back on the scene with a distinctive sound and a one-of-a-kind attitude. His most recent release is titled Abisso (Abyss), and it showcases some of his best creative output to date. The track has a distinctive beat and a nice layering of synth parts, reminiscent of techno, as well as trance music and other EDM currents. This production has a nice retro vibe, but it also feels compact and direct.

Brannon announces new album ‘Everyday Heroes’

Brannon announces new album ‘Everyday Heroes’. The 13 track album is a masterclass in acoustic rock songwriting  Brannon specializes in the type of classic, no frills songwriting that defies trends and speaks directly to the hearts of the listeners.  A collaboration between award winning lyricist Jonathon Brannon and ace studio vocalist David Cagle, the duo’s songs are filled with a rare authenticity and honesty, making them stand out from the crowd of their fame seeking peers.  With their new album, Brannon are proving the timeless appeal of a well-crafted song. Fans of old fashioned acoustic rock should take notice. Opening

THE BRKN RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “BE COOL” – DEBUT EP NO. 3 OUT NOW

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Dragg – “Letter To My Love” is the second single from the EP “L.i.T”

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Everything that makes Calvin Priice brilliant, is on full display here!

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AYK: “It Is What It Is” – understated, sagacious, and emotional!

Andrew Kim better known as AYK is true to himself and consistent; his material is raw and honest, the production is always on point, the lyrics are both dark and cynical, but filled with bittersweet love and a fragile ray of hope attached to it, while the delivery is as mesmerizing and haunting as the first time I heard him, on the single, also present on this EP, “Trust Issues” ft. OJ The Chemist, and produced by DJ Shakey Biz. That was almost a month ago. Now this 20 year-old Korean American, who has been making music for a little over a year, is back with his debut EP, entitled “It Is What It Is”.

AYK

AYK

In my book AYK has all it takes to become a contemporary megastar. He is experimenting, expanding, and opening himself to a demographic that suits his style, as he works his way to becoming monumental. It is all about progress. In fact, with this very EP he gives traditional Pop and Rap a foundational makeover. How? Well, much like Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, Jeremiah, and to some extent August Alsina, AYK blends the two genres until they melt and fade into one. And hey, it’s not the usual, sing a verse, rap a verse thing, or first rap then sing the chorus hook either. AYK does both simultaneously, his is a sing-song rapping voice, that is smothered in bittersweet melody.

And because of this, AYK’s sound is radically different; and his messages come across as sometimes sad, then sassy, oftentimes sensual, but always seductive and startlingly real. AYK is the true definition of an artist, he isn’t afraid to be himself and put himself out there. The lyrics alone prove that. Add in some fantastic production by the likes of Classixs Beats, PDUB, VinnyxProd, DJ Shakey Bix and AYK himself, and the combination is deadly!

The opening track, “A Song For You [Prod. By Classixs Beats & AYK]” already helps set the bar to a new high, and as everything else unfolds, you can’t help but smile. This debut EP is everything that you can expect from him up to this point, and is one of the most genially crafted debut Pop/Rap records I have heard this year. It is so understated, sagacious, emotional and free of the usual hype-treatment, that you cannot help but fall in love AYK’s gentle, soul-stirring and discerning deliveries.

AYK

AYK

The title track, “It Is What It Is [Prod. By Classixs Beats & AYK]”, is soulful, nostalgic and gorgeously sad, as is “Moved On [Prod. PDUB]”, which deals with the after-effects of an ended relationship. All of these tracks are tinged with the bittersweet. They are melodic and pleasingly catchy. Every song will get stuck in your head for an afternoon of echoing delight, as AYK sings about lovers, lusts, and broken relationships. This again, is one of those few recordings that can be listened to on repeat and you won’t find yourself skipping through to find your favorite songs…because they all are such!

AYK’s voice is so smooth and crisp.  His story telling is haunting, gripping, and it is quite seductive the way he slowly pulls you in with his music. If you are a lover of anything from R&B to Pop and Rap music, then your ears will have no problem listening to the captivating enchantment of “It Is What It Is”.

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