Emmanuel Dalmas & Kirby Howarth: “This Is Love That I’m Feeling” – a song with a country bent

Emmanuel Dalmas a company founder and high level executive in the scientific industry from the South West of France, also moonlights as a multi-genre music composer. Dalmas has been steadily building his music catalog since kicking things off in 2016 from his home studio. He produces instrumental and vocal tracks, engaging talented male and female voices to complete his projects, which in turn are made available for both commercial and non-commercial use. Emmanuel Dalmas recently dropped his latest single, “This Is Love That I’m Feeling”, done in collaboration with Kirby Howarth, who added the vocals and lyrics to Dalmas’ music and

Armonite: “And The Stars Above” – complex, vibrant sonic landscapes

May 2018 saw the release of the new album, “And The Stars Above”, by Italian progressive rock band, Armonite, featuring violinist Jacopo Bigi and keyboardist Paolo Fosso. The album also includes a guest appearance by Porcupine Tree’s bassist, Colin Edwin. Composer Fosso and violinist Bigi are classical musicians who through their teenage years, joined local bands, playing a variety of genres and artists, from the Beatles to Dream Theater. At the end of the ’90s, while still in college, they would play in a band called Armonite. They released an album in 1999, performed a few dates live, and then

MVJOR ARCVNA: “The Last Word in Love”- a master of layers and sequenced progression

Jaron Pearlman aka MVJOR ARCVNA, is an audio engineer, backing musician, and songwriter who grew up in Asheville NC, and is now based in Atlanta GA. Over the years he has toured and recorded with a wide range of artists, including The Indigo Girls, The Shadowboxers, Amor Kismet, Mercury Jackson and more. MVJOR ARCVNA is revered by many critics – and certainly by us – as one of the most quintessential independent producers currently around, standing almost alone in his ability to mix catchy crossover EDM-Pop sounds with complex rock-styled songwriting, and igniting the electronic underground in a truly unprecedented fashion.

DJ Mizzy: “Prost” – gorgeously phrased synth lines, and subtly floating aural overtones

Boasting a sound that goes from his favored deep house grooves to hip-hop, DJ Mizzy, born Claudel Larose, is an international DJ and producer raised just outside of New York. Inspired by artists such as Sander van Doorn, DJ Yonny, and Avicii, Mizzy has a strong passion for his work. Throughout his 18 years of DJing, Mizzy has traveled all over the world to perform, using the original Technic SL1200 turntable as his prime tool. His latest endeavor is “Prost”, a German influenced track with a melodic tone, incorporating a subtle Caribbean flair. DJ Mizzy’s melodies are emotionally evocative and

Boy Leadfoot: “Turn-Buckle” – wholeheartedly playing to their strengths and sounding great while doing it

Max Gordon with Boy Leadfoot is a three-piece blues-based, alternative soul and rock project, from Vancouver Island, Canada. Their latest release, the EP “Turn-Buckle” is a breath of fresh air compared to the pop dribble permeating the American music scene right now. This is the type of musical project that will carve out a steady cult following and attract a good deal of critical acclaim. All three members are very professional and innovative musicians, and musicians of any sort will gobble up all kinds of licks, tones and spices from this release. The EP resides in the nebulous nexus of

Juan Donovan: “Merlot & Marijuana” – a brilliant compendium of styles and luxurious production

As one half of the production duo Darkroom Productions, Juan Donovan has produced with his partner Jamal Roberts some of today’s hottest artists. That list includes R Kelly, Wale, Young Money, Maino, JellyRoll, 24Hrs (Royce Rizzy), Brick Squad, G-Unit, Bad Boy, and more. The duo also won multiple awards for its phenomenal work on HBO’s classic hit series “The Wire”, which garnered them featured in major publications such as FADER, The New York Times, VIBE, and dozens more. It’s not surprising then that Juan Donovan would want to drop a record that’s as much a personal statement as a collection

American Spirits: “Nowhere Near Perfect” – at their most musically and lyrically ambitious

Since being launched in 2017, Bowling Green, Ohio, Indie Rock band, American Spirits, have also founded The Summit Shack, a local DIY venue that has hosted over 25 bands since its inception in the same year. 2018 saw the four piece band release their album “Nowhere Near Perfect”. This recording will grip you by the neck and slam you into the ground. It’s simply one of the most listenable Emo albums you would have heard in a while. You could play the whole thing through without getting bored, probably every day if you wanted to. The music is catchy. The

Internationally Acclaimed Contemporary Jazz Band Drivetime Drops Elegant New Single “Mysterious Life”

 Song is the Lead Single and Title Track of their Latest Album Single Follows their Billboard Jazz #1 Most Added song “Whispers”  Single Marks Band’s relaunch Via Red Hot New The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records  (Los Angeles – The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records is proud to announce the release of a new single, “Mysterious Life,” by Jazz Fusion torchbearers Drivetime. This Michael B. Sutton production is enriched with sensual soprano saxophone, spacy synths, pulsating drums and percussion, deep pocket bass and enigmatic electric guitar, “Mysterious Life” – the title track of the band’s eight and latest

d’Z: “Connected” – dazzling musical arrangements and a super-tight rhythm section

Hans-Peter de Zeeuw a.k.a. d’Z is a Dutch drummer and composer in the soul, jazz and funk genres. Born to a conservative family in Rotterdam, the life of d’Z changed at the age of nine when he took his first drum lesson. He knew he was destined to be a drummer. By 19, d’Z attended the largest conservatory for pop, jazz and world music in Europe, being taught by leading musicians of the Netherlands. It wasn’t long before d’Z was a sought-after drummer, but he attended the summer of 2016 before turning his attentions to recording. d’Z handpicked his favorite

SUMMY: “Sus” – ready to reach through the stratosphere for stardom

SUMMY is a US-based pop singer who captured the attention of audiences and the music industry with a viral video. SUMMY’s cover of “Issues” by Julia Michaels landed her a spot on MTV’s Cover of the Month and was watched by over half a million music enthusiasts all over the world. These viewers included award-winning producers, and Lady Gaga, who retweeted the video. After her runaway success, SUMMY focused on producing original work. Her current single “Sus” is available now. A music video and album are in the works, and SUMMY is looking ahead to announcing a tour in the

Out on Cleopatra Records the 6-6-16 – Luna 13 ‘The Dark Side Of the Sun’

Award-winning DeathTronica band, Luna 13, signed to Cleopatra Records, will release their new album ‘The Dark Side Of the Sun’ on 6-6-16. The album also has an upcoming single to look out for, entitled ‘Skin’. Other songs that caught our ear include the title track, as well as ‘Doll Face’ and ‘Venomous Love’. Luna 13 is one of the more unique and adventurous electronica metal outfits that emerged in 2012.

luna13-darkside-350bTheir forceful yet groove based electro-metal incorporates elements of electronica, death metal, and industrial rock – all done with no string instruments. Band member and music-maker Dr. Luna, creates a metal sound with synthesizers and distortion pedals by wrapping heavy distortion around sub-bass. The music is super tight, the synth bass work in here is monumentally ferocious.

Luna 13 who has been performing live for a few years now, opening for death metal/industrial and electronica projects alike, came into its own when Lilith Bathory joined in 2015 – the mesmerizing dance and voice sampling of Bathory, and the serial killer image of Dr. Luna creates a vibe of domination and the occult, that has become a Hollywood CA attraction. There is no in-between ground with music this intense.

Luna 13  have some damn good releases, including their last ‘The Hollywood Ripper’, but this is their definitive statement so far, to be locked in a time capsule for future generations to learn how to just get deep,dark and brutal. Hardcore enough for punks, metal enough for head bangers, and your parents will hate it more than your Ministry albums.

Dark, moody, loud, malevolent and groundbreaking, these five words best sum up ‘The Dark Side Of the Sun’ in all its crepuscular glory. Dr. Luna knows how to make great music and continues to impress us on this album. He builds structure and layers and variation in ways that other musicians miss entirely.

Together with Lilith Bathory, Luna 13 descends in order to transcend, delving into the dark side of humanity that many of us are afraid to acknowledge (especially within ourselves). Lilith Bathory creates a disturbing atmosphere of tenebrous sensuality, backed by the sinewy metal and industrial pounding of the music providing an aural completion to the visual work.

luna13-darkside-350‘The Dark Side Of the Sun’ is by no means a conventionally “pleasant” album, but there exists a strange beauty within the dark subject matter. Majestically crushing, and unrepentantly dark and morose- this is a truly unique and self-dissolving piece of music you completely lose yourself into it. Not to mention, it kicks an ass or two.

Luna 13 is really not recommended for people who don’t appreciate crushing, dark music, but those who do will love it. The ponderous bass and drum patterns are all twisted and distorted into rhythms and song structures that are difficult even for the industrial metal genre. The synths play guitar riffs like screeching shards of industrial noise.

Luna 13 is just original. I believe this album is their most pure expression and the rhythms used are the most expressive and atmospheric out of all their songs. Every one of these songs – including the single ‘Skin’– is just simply breathtaking.

Listen to a whole new genre, style, and way of looking at electro-metal music being invented right here. Yes, it is crushing, brutal, aggressive, angry, and at times even frightening – but it is also flowing, multi-layered, dense, expansive, and deeply expressive – Luna 13 is currently a creative force at their most innovative time.

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