Triple threat alternative rock artist Zachary Ray

Born in Rhode Island, Zachary Ray is a Danish/American musician residing in Los Angeles. He was introduced to Metallica and Eminem at age 5, by his mother and stepfather, and became wildly obsessed with drumming. Hence his grandma from Rhode Island gave him his first drum set. Ray later took drum lessons and eventually also learned to play the guitar. This was followed by singing, which gave Zachary Ray the musical combination to perform and record with absolute artistic freedom. His latest release, is the single ”Trouble”. How long have you been performing and recording, and did you record or

Nega Blast X: “The Experiment” – this caliber and artistic conviction is required for this art to evolve

There’s really no words to describe the sound of Nega Blast X. The Burbank music arranger, author and digital artist, Dominic R Daniels, sole proprietor of the Nega Blast X project, is in a realm of his own and hardly many can touch that artsy creativity he has under the hood. Based in the trance, techno and industrial idioms since 2010, Daniels is inspired by Daft Punk, Orbital, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and The Mutaytor. “The Experiment”, Nega Blast X’s third album is released on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, and all other major digital download stores. Artistically speaking, Nega

Tisabel: “GENRE HOPPING” bristles with energy and artistic audacity

Longtime Musical director and vocalist Tony Isabel aka Tisabel boasts an unprecedented skill set. He writes, arranges, sings, plays, and performs. He busts taboos, flashes unstoppable ambition, blends genres together like paint. Soulful ballads and funky grooves, ambient new age soundscapes, Hip-hop fantasy, and divine EDM devotion. For these qualities alone, he deserves respect. However, as you know, respect is also kind of a bullshit concept. Your favorite songs may not grace anyone else’s mixes; your favorite artists may not have ever left town. A century of recorded music has given us a galaxy of worthy tunes. But the gravitational

Lee Lee Lanea: “Basswhipped” resonates gloriously

Beats aren’t gendered. So why are we still in the dark ages when it comes to gender equality in the music studio? Women represent less than 5% of music producers and engineers. Yes, the music industry—like every industry on this patriarchal planet—is sexist. That is not news. But this means we’re missing out on a whole world of sounds, stories, and perspectives. Our culture has systematically ingrained this idea that technology is more of a man’s thing. Then of course there’s the fact that most men get freaked out when women do things better than them or even as good

Nothing But You, Nicky has released her latest single on Phoenix Records

American singer Nicky has released her latest single on Phoenix Records. Her much anticipated single entitled, “ON MY OWN,” is available via all digital channels as of now. The single was composed by Multi-award winning composer Emine Sari, produced by Cihat Atlig, with vocal production and engineering by Multi-platinum winning engineer Joel Evenden. “ON MY OWN” showcases Nicky’s strength, both vocally and emotionally, as she performs her bold, unapologetic lyrics. She uses her music to tell stories and to capture the true emotion behind the music. Inspired by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, Nicky also draws influences

DownTown Mystic: “On E STREET” is filled with exceptional music!

Sha-La Music, Inc. announces the release of On E Street, a 4 song EP by US Rocker DownTown Mystic on UK Label Nub Music. The EP’s release date is December 1 and will be digitally distributed via ADA/Warner Music. The EP features rare studio performances by the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section from Bruce Springsteen’s legendary E Street Band – drummer “Mighty” Max Weinberg & bassist Garry Tallent. Despite having played with Springsteen for over 40 years and studio work for various artists, Max & Garry have only played together on the same session for only a few artists. This puts DownTown Mystic in some very exclusive company. DownTown Mystic started as the alter ego of

Mobb Boss: “Lil Lady” – the depth, perspective and hunger of a performer

Being respected, revered and admired as an emcee is what often elevates a rapper from being one who merely strings together words that rhyme into an appreciated lyricist of the highest order. However, while there are a long string of spitters and scribes that have come along, the elite few who have found themselves mentioned in conversations and debates when discussing quality artists, have one thing in common: a track record of consistently delivering music that make the most of their lyrical abilities and serve as a piece of themselves. When speaking of today’s pack of underground orators, Mobb Boss

“All Your Bull” – A Politically motivated song from The Chile Colorado band

Rock band Chile Colorado’s debut album’s success at Rock Radio was a headline on the Newswire Jumbotron in Times Square, Manhattan, New York, across the street from the Hard Rock Cafe this month. The Chile Colorado band is next scheduled to release the digital single “Getting Restless” to Active Rock and Mainstream Rock Radio from the new self-titled album after having achieved 100 College Radio stations “Adding” the set for airplay. The ‘Chile Colorado’ album features Ron Wright, songwriter, lead guitar, and vocalist, with Paul Goss on bass & background vocals, and John Ferraro on drums. All three are veteran

Pastor Peter Unger Releases New Single “The Memories of God”

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA — Peter wrote this song for the older people, who he had the honor and privilege of ministering to over many years. Pete explained that many had a humble, kind, and appreciative dignity; qualities born of a long life shaped by faith and wisdom. Most were to experience the debilitating effects of age, including mental decline and dementia. During visits he struggled and prayed with them through the inevitable spiritual and emotional valleys of such a decline. He further explained that those, for whom faith and a personal relationship with God most defined what it meant to

King Draper: “1992” – simplistic in its premise but unquestionably real in its execution

You can’t write about underground or independent hip-hop and not write about King Draper. Or at least I seemingly can’t. For the past couple years the man’s been a nearly constant presence in my journalistic exploits. And now, I’m sitting down again to review his latest 11 track project, “1992”.  The King hits me with dope music and I write about it, and I’m more than happy with the arrangement. If you’ve peeped any of King Draper’s projects before, what you get from this project won’t surprise you. Draper with his soulful, jazzy, production and his smart anecdotes detailing tales

Doublehead: “Infinity Equals One” – the world’s first VR album!

Shaun Oster AKA Doublehead is a Drummer, Singer, and Composer. Deeply studied in Jazz drumset, he weaves unique rhythms into his electronic funky music. Influenced by authentic singers such as Bjork and Tom York, Shaun actually studied voice with the same teacher as Bjork – Ron Anderson.

doublehead-rv-bkcoverRecently releasing his first album, “Infinity Equals One”, Shaun has also completed the world’s first VR album (virtual reality) for Oculus Rift, allowing you to explore a world of visual stimulation while listening to his music. You can find this at the Gear VR store available as a free download. Upcoming versions will include live streaming concerts. Shaun plays a jazz drumset live weekly.

Reviewing Doublehead’s VR creating capabilities is currently out of our spectrum, what we’re really interested in, is the music. So totally naked and deprived of all its other stimulatory apparatus, just what does “Infinity Equals One” sound like?

Shaun effortlessly blends jazz, pop, and rock music with stunningly brilliant lyrics to great effect. He is at his best when his complex melodic ideas are designed to slowly seep into your sub-conscious, and this eight track album offers plenty of opportunities for that to happen.

From the moment I listened to the opening track “All That’s Seen”, I knew this was a winner from Doublehead. I was at once drawn immediately into the warmth of his unique, tender and catchy style and incredible lyrical poetry. But it was only when I heard the second track, “Fly”, that I realized this was more than a winner, this was pure musical genius.

Just surrender to the song’s slow, juicy, tangy and sticky melody and rhythm, and allow yourself to be touched by the ken of Shaun’s unique, mysterious ministrations to passion. “Walk Away” is dished up in a sensuous, summery falsetto, to savor under the palm fronds with a glass of Mango and Coconut milk.

doublehead-rv-profileShaun Oster AKA Doublehead possesses a unique gift for dreaming up eloquent literary imagery and combining it with the right musical accents to create languid and timeless sounds. With his signature laidback vocal style and cool songwriting, Shaun is more of a musician’s musician than a mainstream music marauder.

Yet there is nothing inaccessible about this music, on the contrary it is an absolute easy listening experience…depending on what you want to hear, of course. How could you possibly not be captivated by the melodies on “Run Away” or “Work It Out”? Or not drown in the simmering and swirling atmospherics of “Calm Your Mind” and “To Be”?

But the absolute beauty of Doublehead’s music is that there is more. There is always more. Lot’s more. Layers and layers more. In a bed of clean, crisp and vibrant sounds, Shaun structures, and builds trippy, sophisticated sonic delights that will leave you wanting more after each listen. He doesn’t as much play the instruments as paint with them.

It’s like his holding paintbrushes in his hands rather than drumsticks, while swishing them across his musical canvas in a myriad of pastel colored strokes. Every nuance of sound on “Infinity Equals One” is captured with incredible clarity, detail and warmth. Highly recommended, no matter what your taste in music!

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