All Atomic – metaphysics melds with the spirit of dance

DJ/Producer All Atomic, from Bristol United Kingdom, grew up around music and was mixing tunes at nine years old and was soon deejaying at illegal raves. His music is a fusion of his influences: “You have to have an open mind when making music,” says All Atomic. “Let the music guide you, it will tell you what it needs you to do.” Persuaded by artist and producer Aniofades, All Atomic sent a demo to the Pink Dolphin Music Ltd label, and got signed up. A heap of well-received releases followed, with the producer bringing his classically unique sound to the

NothingDark: “Tragicomedy” sees the band at their most lucid, melodically and rhythmically

NothingDark is a 3-piece from Montreal Canada, formed in 2018. Its members, made up of Nack Jicholson (Vocals, guitars, synth), Roxanne Miller (Bass, backing vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums, percussion) are inspired by 80’s synth pop and rock. Nack & Matt handle all recording, mixing, and production in the band’s well-equipped Montreal studio. “Tragicomedy” is their 2nd EP, while work on the third and fourth installments are already underway. For any of you synth lovers out there, this is the record to get, though there is plenty of guitar too. NothingDark is a band that will take you to places

aVIE: “Chutney Chasers” – a living, breathing organism that mutates and grows

“Chutney Chasers” is just one volume of aVIE’s upcoming project, aVIEonearth, which documents a common man’s life on Earth. Each part of the project that he releases will explore its own world of emotions.  As it relates to R&B, this is music of the future, steeped in the rhythms and sonics of the today, ingeniously invented for a 21st century audience. It will surely be appreciated by your ears, and you’ll find that after giving this a spin, it has in many ways changed your conception of R&B and music overall. A Classic. This dark and experimental urban recording, refined

Roddan: “Don’t Be Troubled” – so impeccably penned!

Singer-songwriter, Roddan’s third and current release, “Don’t Be Troubled” is a follow-up to his 2017 EP, “Bleed 432”, and his 2016 Album, “Music House”. The recording features organic instrumentation, including guitar, piano, violin, cello, piano, and some great harmonies from Eliza Gilkyson. But it also carries the burden of a troubled time. “The year 2017 and the first few months of 2018 while writing these songs, was a troubled time for me to say the least,” explains Roddan, continuing: “All of the sudden, it seemed people and animal’s close to me were dying. In addition, an ex-girlfriend (a talented singer)

Tommy Francisco Releases His Debut EP “Eight23”

On September 7th Tommy Francisco, born and raised in Austin Texas, released his debut Ep “Eight23”. This Ep has generated a major buzz and several songs (“Show Up” “Crush” and “Vibez”) have been featured on Spotify Playlists. Eight23 has a tropical sound that includes inspiration from Dancehall/Afropop and Rnb/Hiphop. There are 5 songs on this Ep that flow cohesively.  MORE ABOUT: Tommy Francisco is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Austin, Texas. Tommy was raised in the inner city of Austin and has overcome a slew of trials and tribulations on his journey of becoming a recording artist. At

BlowinMaddTrees: “The Scent” cooks up a tasty dish

BlowinMaddTrees are the kind of rappers you want to hang out with. They’re chilled out guys who usually rhyme about what they love most: hedonistic experiences and the finest Kush. They’ll probably never reach mainstream status, but they seem to like it that way. Their introspective and sometimes unabashed lyrics coupled with their mischievous grins, make them likable rap everymen. Uprooted from Texas to Colorado, BlowinMaddTrees is made of Johhnie Blaze’d & Jay Deezl, aka TheDankestDuo. The duo states that this single means a lot to them, because it is the first track they have done together in over 3

Hip-hop and Soul Artist ‘Plan’ Set to Release his E.P, “Expresso” Later this Year

Independent singers who make music that isn’t in the mainstream are rising in numbers. Indie musicians cum singers often have something celebrity singers don’t have – making music out of pure love and passion for the art. They also help others to materialize their musicality in any way they can. One such singer is Plan – his real name is Harvey Dowell V. Fenellere and his new E.P “Expresso” is set to be released later this year. The genre of Plan’s music is modern hip hop soul and his music speaks of the reality of how a man decides for

Exit 22 Music: “Lesson Learned” captures the listener’s attention!

Chris Calamera’s songwriting and production is what distances him from his pop and rock peer group. He isn’t too big on image, but big on production. What he does is continue to be himself, he lives his brand by not following fickle trends, and stays true to himself. Chris and his music production company, Exit 22 Music know exactly who they are, and what is important, and hence record amazing, timeless music with their crew of collaborators. The music production company’s blend of pop, rock and dance beats has the ability to capture the listener’s attention, both musically and lyrically.

Pop Wonder Ranwin Le-Roy releases debut single “Painting the Canvas”

International, South African born singer-songwriter and influencer Ranwin Le-Roy (24) released his debut single Painting the Canvas March 15th 2018 and is exactly where he wants to do be for now. This Pop/Rnb singer has risen onto the French Charts according to PureBreak charts and has been in studio working alongside Advent on his debut album. Were excited to hear what he will do next since Painting the Canvas was such an interesting turn; heart-breaking yet hard hitting with a Pop/Hip-Hop twist. He wrote exceptional lyrics to this song based on his breakup which according to him was not pretty

Rock Troubadour Pete RG Releases First Single From New Album

In the midst of his highly-anticipated Fall Tour, which includes U.S. and U.K. dates and even a show with multi-platinum selling band Candlebox, Indie Rocker Pete RG has unveiled the debut single from his upcoming album Whatever We Want, Whenever We Want. Entitled Watching The River Go By,  the single debuted October 5 and RG says that, like the rest of the new songs from the forthcoming album, the first track is influenced by the volatile time in which we live especially with regards to the lyrics. The song features RG on lead vocals, rhythm guitars and keys, Dave Krusen

equape: “Around Forever” – achingly beautiful melodies and soothing but never precious vocals

Capturing many varied ears within its breezy, hazy musical web, guitars wash in and out like waves, drums, bass and keyboards creep slowly along, as Pablo intones the beautifully insightful lyrics over the wondrously droning sea of sound. “Around Forever”, the latest album by equape possesses a moving, understated emotional punch, ranging from the drearily melancholic to the overflowingly redemptive. Powerful, resonant, and fleeting, this is an astonishing listen.

What puts equape many fathoms ahead of their counterparts is that they have achingly beautiful melodies and soothing but never precious vocals. You will find flange-like and careful superposition of guitars instead of overt virtuosity.

This album’s sonic soundscapes create almost an entire dream world, especially when listening with headphones. The shimmery guitars just tickle some part of the brain, creating an extremely euphoric experience, if you let yourself go and just drift away to wherever it happens to take you. There’s nary a weak spot on the entire album, it all just flows so well.

equape-around-forever-300Washes of guitar and keyboards seem to ebb and flow throughout the tracks, rising to magnificent crescendos and fading to nebulous atmospherics. When listening to equape you are not merely an observer, you become one with the music. There’s no way you can listen to any one song on the album and not feel some kind of immense emotion building inside of you.

No matter what emotion, happy, sad, confused, maybe love, but it definitely makes you feel something deep inside, and that’s very hard for music to do. And this happens right from track one, “Back To The Womb”, and it just gets more captivating as you go along.

Favorite songs are “Fool Under Attack”, the melodically mesmerizing “Around Forever”, “W.M.D.”, the crunchy “Fall For Your Nature”, the eclectic and percussive “Close Them Close”, the ethereal and echoey “Silhouette And All Those Secrets” as well as the galloping “Amber’s Matisse”, Although, you can’t go wrong with the whole album. Let it seep into your brain for a while.

Most of these songs will take a couple of listens for you to really enjoy them.  Just sit and listen, preferably on headphones, the songs will lure you in and after some time it becomes a part of you – dense, stunning, and significant. Like “Melt the Moon” which was inspired by the death of David Bowie and “Doubt About Me” which was inspired by the death of Robin Williams.

This album combines the talents of Pablo (voice, piano, acoustic guitar), Ray (electric guitars), Dylan (guitars, backing vocals), Nader (keys, programming), Desmond (bass), and Sasha (drums, percussion, backing vocals). The excellent production allows for a full, rich sound that bursts at all the right times.

The sound of the album is incredibly drenched in dream pop, shoegaze and lo-fi sounds, as well as space and psychedelic rock. But to label this album just with those styles would be selling it short. The guitar work is a cascade of sonic embraces. At times it’s subtle and at times it is desperately crunchy.

Underneath is some extremely solid bass work, while the vocal mix actually comes off beautifully unlike many similar efforts. The result is a beautiful wash of sonic spirit that will sweep you into a strange and beautiful place. “Around Forever” is highly recommended for serious music lovers.

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