Grand Rezerva: “Hellhound” keeps the momentum flowing relentlessly

Launched in 2009 the rock band Grand Rezerva consists of Michael C. Svensson (vocals) Andreas Lundberg (guitar) Mattias “Tiz” Nilsson (guitar) Thomas Helgesson (drums) and Zoak (bass). They have conquered Radio, Stages and Media across the globe – from Europe, to South America, Asia, Canada and the United States. The band’s music has also been used in several shows, podcasts and films. Now they kick off 2019 with a brand new single, entitled “Hellhound”, which was recorded in the band’s Grand Anarchy Studios by A. Lundberg. Released on January 18th, the track was mixed and mastered by Beau Hill, whose

Ephect: “Just Like That” – focused on making an impression

Ephect is an Independent Rap/Hip Recording Artist and Music Producer born, raised and currently located in Indianapolis, Indiana (US). Ephect has released around 20 music, numerous singles, and his latest full length album titled “The Nphection”, which dropped back in September 2018. What makes this album different than other recent releases comes down to, how Ephect works with his producers. He doesn’t just compliment good production, he capitalizes on stunning production. In today’s hip-hop scene, fans tend to shy away from raw rapping talent. Gone are the days when the scene was more focused on how good the flow was

Lew Houston: “Safe” – a gritty flow that adds to the lyrical poignancy

Lew Houston is a hip-hop artist currently based in San Diego. Originally from Houston, Texas, Lew rose above the violence and poverty in his life by playing sports and creating music. Influenced by Southern rap styles, he began writing his own lyrics at a young age and released his debut album “The Progression” in 2016.  His latest EP “Back to da Money” is available now, and features the single “Safe”. With no forewarning, Lew gives us a sharp and compact four-minute statement on “Safe”. It’s just a quick and efficient declaration of supremacy, a warning for us not to underrate

Rodrigo Rocha gets the lead role in “SSW Of The Border”

Actor Rodrigo Rocha is not slowing down anytime soon. After a slew of roles, he is preparing to lead a feature indie movie, “SSW Of The Border”. Set to start production in the first quarter of 2019, the film is projected to be released early next year. “SSW Of The Border” will be directed by Felipe Bretas and Bruno Vieira. Other casts of the movie include Kayky Brito, Zhubin Rahbar, Eduardo Magalhaes, Dani Antunes, Eben Reinhardt, Joao Gevaerd, Dimi Papas, Kenzie Dodds, Rhaina Rodovalho, and Juliana Amador. “SSW Of The Border” movie will start production in April 2019. An official

Daud Aur Yahudy: “Home Bound” – The sounds are deep-toned

A former professional athlete in the NFL, now turned singer-songwriter, Daud Aur Yahudy has released his EP “Home Bound”, which follows the re-release of his critically acclaimed debut album “Soulful Life Within”. Daud has earned his right to experiment with his sound and release something that tells us who he really is. The eloquently presents his unique version of future soul lined with a touch of love, spirituality and enchantment. His distinct flare allows him to appeal to the masses without becoming a cookie-cutter R&B and soul singer. The silky smooth, 6 song EP features peaceful and melodic vocals that

Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice.

Marcus Christ continues to move forward in the entertainment industry. He has just recently released two single songs edited for radio play called “It’s Like” and “If I Knew”, for sale on Cdbaby.com. Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice. Marcus Christ was just recently released from jail after pleading no contest to vandalism charges. As an artist Marcus Christ has had problems in the past “expressing himself”. Marcus Christ expects his double album “Prince of the Universe” to showcase various producers, but especially his own productions. Marcus Christ admits he

AMARU: “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” is totally on fire!

AMARU – a singer-songwriter and a trained actor, originally from the Republic of Suriname residing in The Netherlands since 1991 – has found critical success with enough Pop, Rock, R&B and Electronic influenced songs that there’s plenty of demand for more, but there’s nothing like hearing the gloriously hard-nosed Dutch artist rap a beat to shreds. This is something he does not often do. Now on his latest release – “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” – we get to savor just that. The song is rap remix of the title track of his debut album, and is a completely new version,

Hookdiggy: “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette – full feel-good potential

2019 sees Atlanta-based Hookdiggy, continuing his growing momentum and his promise to put out well written hip-hop that appeals not only to fans of the genre, but fans of creative and innovative lyrical content. In fact he goes beyond that with his latest track, “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette. Utilizing full-bodied smooth instrumentation, Hookdiggy manages to pull off an almost cinematic-like ambiance throughout. The intoxicating mix of jazz, hip-hop, and neo-soul with a dash of dance is maintained at a very high level from beginning to end while the musicianship is top-notch every step of the way. Hookdiggy, together

Tony Marino: “Family and Friends” – a wildly rhythmic demonstration of every crowd-pleasing twist

Tony Marino – the South Philly composer, pianist, and bandleader – has been passionately carrying the torch for his love of Latin Jazz sounds since the release of his debut Cd “Tony Marino & Havana Heat: The Latin Jazz Project” which was dropped in January 1997. The artist who fell in love with the piano at just 7 years of age, has since recorded 10 more albums. Each bringing to the fore his songwriting and performing skills learned over the years, after crossing paths with Bill DelGovenatore, Frank DiBussolo, Al Stauffer, Tom Lawton and Ernest Hopkins – all of whom had an

KC Sisters: “Walk With Me” – sincere, authentic and absolute!

The KC Sisters aren’t old enough to remember when radio programmed pop records next to country, rock, folk, and beyond, but their artistic DNA tells them that’s the way music was meant to be heard. Their sound on the EP, “Walk With Me”, is like a warm embrace from a loved one. It’s sincere, authentic and absolute, taken from a legacy of sound that comes from their fondness for the all-girl groups of the 1960s. The Casey sisters – Deanna, Noelle, Tasha, Elise and Kathleen – highlight their acapella harmonization, as well as their mastery as skilled musicians, playing piano,

Jody Leylac: ‘Pieces Of The Heart’ – sung with passion, narrating heartbreak and love

Jody Leylac is a Reggae R&B singer and songwriter from Jamaica.  Influenced by the Reggae culture in her native land, as well as the art and music from the Big Apple, she mixes her own style of poetic writing to rich Reggae rhythms creating timeless music that makes you think and dance. Jody Leylac’s debut full-length album entitled ‘Pieces Of The Heart’ embodies the essence of love and heartbreak. Yes, she is beautiful but that has no bearing on my opinion toward her music. There are plenty of gorgeous and boring or untalented singers out there. Jody just happens to be beautiful, talented and soulfully groovy.

Jody-Leylac-300First off, there isn’t a bad track on ‘Pieces Of The Heart’. Every song shows some attention to detail, effort in writing and production. Every song on here is better than the majority of the music released this genre these days. Most artists could only hope to create songs with a fraction of the quality that she puts forth. Jody Leylac’s voice is husky and smoky.

Her tone is full-bodied and rich with a chilling timber. She sings with passion narrating heartbreak and love. In addition, she utilizes a deep register evoking new dimensions to her voice. Jody also branches out and incorporates strong rhythmic elements of reggae to her R&B sound, which backs up a super-storm of lyrical and melody-driven perfection.

You will appreciate her consistent delivery of strong vocals throughout the album’s ten selections. Whether you like the music or not, one cannot argue that this magnificent artist gives her all when performing each song. From the opening track “Love Me”, Jody ingeniously steps into the shoes of a variety of characters so intriguing that you can’t help but stay tuned.

Jody-Leylac-300BFrom there on out, listening to standout tracks like, “Not Different”, “Sleeping With Enemy”, “Heart of Guns”, “This Love Thing” and “Hold Me”, one could say that if this album was a painting, it would be filled with radiant colors, gorgeous textures and encased in an exquisite, meticulously designed frame.

Jody Leylac shows her ability to fit into either Reggae or R&B, or both at the same time.  Jody’s singing has a sense of maturity and she inhabits the songs with the feel of someone who has experienced life’s ups and downs and is comfortable singing about both. Which is an exceptional achievement considering that she is on her debut here! Jody Leylac is fresh air and water, in a genre that has not been spawning many female talents of late.

If you are into reggae music or new to it, Jody does not let you down. Jody fuses personal reflection with artistic expression and she is a force to be reckoned on ‘Pieces Of The Heart’. This aspires to be a big league debut and he has come armed with a production that even any established artist could hope for. The tracks are written, composed, organized and delivered at the highest quality.

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