Lord Conrad: “Fight Till The End”- ready to wow clubbers!

Italian DJ, producer and model Lord Conrad has been taking the dance and pop fraternity by storm – first with the single ‘Touch the Sky’, and then with the follow-up “Day After Day”. Not satisfied, Lord Conrad burst forward with another power pop release recently, entitled “1 Minute”. And just to show that he is a man on a mission, he bounces right back with a brand new track – “Fight Till The End”. So, what does he have to offer with his new release? An insane beat to smash dance-floors. He is ready to wow clubbers with his flawless

Shaun Jacobs: “Rollin’” formulates a gritty chart-topping sound

started out playing drums at a very young age, but it was only when he turned 15 and his older brother thought it would be good for him to learn more than one instrument that his love for guitar, singing and songwriting was born. Growing up in a family where his dad was an opera singer and his brothers’ able musical craftsmen as well, Shaun soon started writing, recording and producing his own music. It wasn’t long before the South African artist gained traction in his home country, winning the SAMA 2014 Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, as well

Samplified: Extensive high quality sample libraries

You’ve written a killer song. The lyrics and music are flowing but there’s just something missing. Maybe it’s a guitar strum, riff or pluck. It could be a thumping bassline or some shimmering keys. More often than not, it’s a groovy drum beat. You know that any these would be the perfect complement to your newly written potential hit, but how can you get that sound for your song? If you’re a beginner, it’s a tough ride to create that professional recording sound at home. On the other hand, if you’re a professional you’re usually hard pushed for time to

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

Track Seven Band: “The Try And The Fail” – a crossover-flavored hip-hop album for smart people!

New York’s very own Track Seven Band brings to you a collaboration that connects the elements of Rap, Rock, R&B, and Funk into one cohesive and melodic sound. Track Seven Bands music is deeply rooted in traditional Hip-Hop, over stepping the boundaries of looped samples and beats by introducing the fresh sounds of live instrumentation.

Track-Seven-Band-CostThe bands roots date back to 2011 in the Bronx, New York when front man, Cost was in search of assembling a band to compliment his lyrics of socially hidden struggle messages and awareness with his sound and live stage show.

For almost four years Track Seven Band played live shows and decided to go into the studio mid-2015 to finish up the highly anticipated EP “The Try And The Fail” in which front man Cost says is an emotional roller coaster based on different events he experienced in his lifetime.

“The Try And The Fail” is such a pleasant surprise. Not only is it instantly captivating and beautifully produced, but it actually has sheer emotion. Not simply well-thought ideas but genuine feeling. Not only does it sound good, it feels good. It is a seamless listen that must be enjoyed to in its full rotation.

This is a perfect example of why I still appreciate hip-hop music. With all the mainstream garbage they have been playing on the radio and TV for the past decade or more, Track Seven Band have stayed humble and have made good quality music here.

Track-Seven-Band-LiveI’m not a hip-hop connoisseur but it makes me feel good when hearing something like this because this to me is what hip-hop music should be all about – profound and positive messages, live instruments, uniqueness and creativity.

Straight out of the box, the first thing you grasp when listening to the opening track, “The Message”, is that this band is not confused or burdened by their own, or anyone else’s expectations. They sound like they are on top of their game and comfortable about what they are doing.

The organic aspects of the EP are admirable; real instruments and beats instead of touchpad and computer generated musings, while the pop-sensibility of each chorus is solid and nearly unmatched by modern day rap, save some older Kanye or Jay-Z tracks. In fact Cost’s flow is very reminiscent of Jay-Z’s voicings in places. Particularly on the tracks, “I See Your Body” and “Die”.

Track-Seven-Band-350The songs are personal, intelligent narratives, but catchy; “Today”, “Doubt Me”, and “The Try and the Fail” all got stuck in my head a lot. But unlike many of their more popular peers, this is not simply a vehicle for a few hot singles with some filler in between. This is a real record in that old school sense of the word.

A collection of carefully crafted songs that go well together and mean something. Track Seven Band is a collective that flies high above the anchors of musical genre. This is not really just a rap album or a hip-hop album or a pop album or even a rock album, it’s…well, it’s a Track Seven Band album.

Cost (Frontman, Writer), Silver Fret (Guitar), Eugene RIvera (Drums), Omar Osorio (Keys) and Tony Torres (Bass), essentially deliver a rap-infused, crossover-flavored hip-hop album for smart people, and as such it succeeds brilliantly.

Once in awhile the hip-hop genre will take a break from its occasional obsession with narcissistic posturing and actually deliver on ideas that actually live up to its cultural roots. And it’s no secret that many of the genre’s greatest moments have been those instances where it looks inside itself, and finds something new to say – and a better way to say it. “The Try and the Fail” EP is one of those occasions!

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