“Millions” shows off how talented and self-assured DboySlim is!

“Millions”, the track by DboySlim, has an incendiary takeoff, wasting zero time to underscore the necessary sense of urgency through a compacted sonic boom and a room full of booty. The backdrop is made of a dynamic piano loop, skittering hi-hats, and twisting synths, while the rapper updates his dance-swaying lyricism. DboySlim is impressive to say the least, while the track absolutely bumps. He creates an intense atmosphere that makes you want to jump around and groove. “Millions” shows off how talented and self-assured DboySlim is, and how he can probably live up to any hype you want to put

Andree Cassielll – “Alimento” – a universality that makes him a perfect fit for the modern era!

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EH – “Mirrors” lets it fly with the fret-board work to thoroughly rock you!

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Boonie Mayfield – “While Black (Red Light, Blue Light, E’s and R’s)” – sentiments nurtured by a history of prejudice

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Max M continues to expand his musical catalog with his new track ‘Imaginary Problems’

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Maki – “Atlas Hacked” is as substantial as it metaphysical, in its approach

It’s sometimes hard to find the words that accurately bring justice to avant-garde electronic works. With an artist like Maki you almost only have to mention his name for fans of the underground independent scene, to understand the potential for a great album of music. Maki should be an instantly recognizable global name within the mainstream electronic world of sound. His latest release, “Atlas Hacked”, is a classic album in the making. And I do not say this lightly. There is a growing body of research that has examined the impact on adolescents and adults of internet and social media

KERRIA Takes Powerful Stand to Encourage People to Speak Up with “No More”

Gibraltarian singer-songwriter KERRIA is saying “No More” in the most powerful way possible. Her new single is an emotive masterpiece and presented with such intensity, it is impossible to ignore. The lyrics were inspired from the singer’s previous abusive relationship and takes us deep into her soul. It is rare that a performer will share such deep honesty with the world and KERRIA has not only held nothing back, she’s gone a step further. The accompanying video for this amazing track features 90 TikTok Influencers assuring it will reach their combined fanbases of more than four million people around the

UNAKA PRONG: “Margot” – a kaleidoscope of sound!

You would be very hard pressed to try and describe the sound of UNAKA PRONG except as some kind of convergence of six talented musicians who bring an aural party to your ears. The band’s debut album, “Margot” showcases the group’s diverse range of musical styles from progressive rock to jazz and blues-influenced funk grooves. The album really does have something for everyone who truly loves music and it is a journey that you will want go down often. It will grow and develop after every listen and you will find favorites and discover riffs, phrases and progressions you didn’t hear the first time around.

One admirable quality that is rarely found among bands today is a willingness to take risks and the band consisting of Drums, Vocals – John Hargett / Guitar – Mike Welsh / Trumpet, Vocals – Nic Pressley / Guitar, Vocals – Daniel Stevenson / Bass, Vocals – Jonathon Sale / Keyboards – Chris Pope, definitely take many musical risks on “Margot”. Mixing so many styles and sounds could so easily have lead UNAKA PRONG directly to a Jam band name tag.

The album cover artwork

The album cover artwork

I think Jam bands are fun, but after a certain point they can become boring and less meaningful.  UNAKA PRONG’s songwriting allows listeners to follow the groove, so to speak, or branch out into other listening pleasures. Personally, I always found the grooves nuanced, passionate, rocking, and infectiously funky. There is no better place to find essential essences, than on the tracks, “Clifford”, “Lake Jam #2”and “Truffle Shuffle”.

UNAKA PRONG incorporates many ideas and styles that only enhance their kaleidoscope of sound, and Mixing Engineer Chris Pope blended these elements together for a harmonious feel. The musicianship of the instrumentalists is stirring, and what they are saying through the music is brilliantly articulated through the intimate, Beatles-ish vocals on “Anxious Summer”, the sprawling guitars and horns on “Hella”, the keyboards on “Road Rash Blues”, as well as the drum and bass work on “PTB”.

To be honest “PTB”, just about sums up the performance qualities of the whole band, as does the epic, “Little Animal”. If they are able to create this much magic on a studio effort, I can only imagine what they conjure up at their live shows. In fact, I’m pretty sure that only a live show can truly do these boys justice, but this 9-track recording is one helluva snapshot of where UNAKA PRONG are as a band right now.

The resonating sound of the horns, the groove of the music, and the occasional vocals make this a very enjoyable listen.  There are certain bands that find a niche in the groove universe and explode into another galaxy. UNAKA PRONG is certainly one of these bands, except they explode into many galaxies. If you like extra tight soul-shaking music, grab a copy of “Margot” and prepare to be transported by North Carolina’s brightest and tightest. You can engage in the solos and the arrangements, or you can just sit back and let the grooves do the dirty work!

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