Ute – “Happiness Together” – thoughtfully sung beautiful music from a strong female singer

Ute is a singer, born in Germany, whose heart is in the USA, alongside a huge part of her fans. Ute’s best friend, Grammy winner Kurt Wipfli, is also her producer, and many of her songs are originally written and composed by him as well. Her latest single is, is the love ballad, “Happiness Together”. “It is about that once in a lifetime story when you realize that the person right next to you is the one who you want to spend the rest of your life with,” explains Ute. This is thoughtfully sung, beautiful music from a strong female

Love Ghost – “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)” will now appeal to a much wider audience

It’s always great to see a band evolve and branch out in new directions. What is even better is to see them succeed at this difficult endeavor. With their latest single –  “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)”, we see L.A. based alternative rock band Love Ghost continue on the path of evolution into much more than a rock band . They incorporate trap beats, rock grit and rap verses, to really diversify their sound on this recording. It’s really impressive to hear this sonic distinctiveness which demonstrates this band’s talent, and their fingers on the beating pulse of modern trends. I

Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

Signed to Big Top Entertainment L.L.C, along with the production team Cali 303, Luis Torres aka LU, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and engineer, born in the city of Guadalajara. He migrated with his parents at the age of one where his family settled in Colorado. Produced by Kxvi, LU’s debut single “Ride or Die”, also features R&B singers-songwriters, Omari Night and DazeOnEast. This is perfect melodic R&B/Pop record, as LU and his crew know melody, quickly laying down the narrative’s overriding tone: “Girl You Know that I am down for you, in the fire shooting rounds for you, ain’t no

Gabe Lopez – “End Of The Lost Summer” deserves top level recognition!

It is extremely rare to come across an artist like Gabe Lopez, who is poised, multi-talented, bold, self-confident yet humble – and surprisingly, one whose name you should already be very familiar with. The reasons are evident. Gabe Lopez is a Billboard Top 5 singer-songwriter and producer, who has produced and written recent music for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Twice, Key and other multi-platinum artists. He has also produced and written for Joey McIntyre, Charice, James Brown, The Other Two on Comedy Central, SHINee, Tae Yang, VeriVery, DreamNote, Gayme Show, American Idol finalists and

Jae’ Morrissa – “AWOL” and “Butterfly” will send chills up and down your spine

Born Ingrid Jasmin, professionally known as Jae’ Morrissa has gone from singing to patients and residents in hospitals and nursing facilities, to becoming a fast rising singing sensation in the music industry. She started singing at the young age of 3 years old, as her talents were nurtured through her Mother’s taste and love for music. Jae’Morrissa was also inspired and influenced by such artists as Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Minnie Rippleton, Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie. Her debut single “Just My Next Song”, is being considered as a Nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020, as well as a

Downtown Mystic – ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ – more than just a nostalgic listening experience!

One of the things Downtown Mystic notoriously excel at is masking emotional lyrics with upbeat, driving-with-the-windows-rolled-down kind of melodies. Their double-side single, ‘3-Way Heartbreak’, which also includes the track ‘Same Old Lover’, recorded in 1983, has all that and more. While for most other contemporary bands, it’s hard to recapture the real magic of rock n’ roll, for Robert Allen and his crew, this comes easy. They grew up during rock’s golden era, hence Downtown Mystic’s music lives up to the genre’s legacy, rather than just riding on its coattails. The ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ single, on the Sha-La Music, Inc. catalog,

P Bailey – “Change The World” – a lush blend of mid-tempo R&B and Soul

P Bailey has adorned our pages many times over the last few years, but just in case you missed it, we’ll fill you in again. Originally from the UK, Paul Bailey aka P Bailey grabbed his first musical influences from Motown and Muscle Shoals, as well as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Without any formal training, the 5 octave singer, developed his singing and writing style by listening to artists like, Ron Isley, Donny Hathaway, Luther Van dross, Prince and James Brown. Bailey had his first major break when Rick James sampled his track ‘Part time Lover’ for the sound

Mandalan and So Foreign Productions Launch Campaign For ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie Video

Mandalan is the music project of Los Angeles-based musician, songwriter and producer James Brennan. He produces a tropical house genre of dance/pop music with a dramatic sound including heavy drums and electronic elements. Together with So Foreign Productions, Mandalan is creating a music video experience for his new dance single ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie, which you can be part of. On PATREON, they have launched a campaign inviting Patrons to be part of an upcoming official music video for the song. Supporters will receive a digital download of the song along with credits in the music video. They will also

Sofi Maeda – “ASHITA” bursts with sound and energy!

Sofi Maeda was born in Takamatsu, Japan. The alternative pop-punk starlet has been doing music seriously since 2016. She has released the album “You Know Me Well” in 2017 and has followed up with a series of successful singles. She has won singing as well as song contests, and has performed on the Red Square in Moscow, at the festival in Gorky Park, as well as concerts in Depo, Live Stars, San Diego, Glastonbury and many more. This year Sofi has dropped 3 singles so far, including “ASHITA”. If you like Sofi Maeda then you should already have “ASHITA” on

JayBump: “Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro)” – expressing from-the-heart feelings

Jordan Bumpus aka JayBump’s single, “Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro)” is proof that you can be one of underground hip-hop’s hottest producers and still be proficient at writing and delivering rhymes. Yes, the beat on this track as hot as those he’s been building his catalog on. And yes, the collaboration with Louis Maestro is likely to win over hip-hop fans of all stripes. But all of that is only half the story. That’s just the beginning of what Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro) is all about, only the first in the long list of reasons why this track and artist is so unique, and so powerful.

JayBump at work...

JayBump at work…

Listening to this track is like you’re listening to one of your neighbors tell you about his life—not because JayBump or Louis Maestro’s talents are pedestrian (by no means), but because they cross styles in a very real way. The style of rapping is easy paced and self-boosting, expressing from-the-heart feelings about love.

The rhymes are served with conviction, and then steps back and looks at itself…it’s a style that makes the song feel more honest. JayBump is a producer who quietly stands out in a genre where even the most talented producers still all too often feel like they’ve built themselves personas to sell.

On “Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro)”, JayBump feels not like a persona but a person, and one who’s remarkably gifted at putting his worldview into a song.

The more you listen to JayBump’s music the easier he becomes to define. America has many young hip-hop artists, who understand the mechanics behind the system all too well, and they know how to walk the industry tightrope by themselves, and JayBump is one of them.

While the major label artists and producers are selling images, JayBump and the rest of the underground movement are selling art. But just in case you’re thinking that this movement always has to be conscious, provocative or controversial to capture listeners, you’re wrong.

On a light-hearted love song like Love Be Real”, JayBump and Louis Maestro show that they can match any mainstream catchiness, clever hooks and anthemic sing-along choruses, all without losing credibility or artistic integrity.

JayBump just chillin'...

JayBump just chillin’…

Extra dimensions are added to the song by the intense layered harmonies and strong melodic presence it has all the way through. Call the song over-ambitious, if you will, for a simple Hip-hop/R&B track, but it comes off like a genuine extension of JayBump’s personality and musical experiences.

JayBump uses sounds and beats in a highly emotional way that feels entirely authentic in the song’s most heart-on-sleeve moments. Here what would be hokey in another musician’s hands makes you feel real shivers. That level of realness, the way that the song rings true, is what makes “Love Be Real (Feat. Louis Maestro)” more than worthy of all of the attention that it will surely be getting!

MORE ABOUT: Jordan Bumpus aka JayBump was born in Muncie, Indiana, which is less than an hour from Indianapolis, where his childhood memories are filled with computers, microphones, keyboards, cameras, and gadgets due to his father being a musician and a technology enthusiast.

His enthusiasm for technology from a nearly age gave him the ability to comprehend and manipulate analog and digital signals, which linked together with his passion for playing the keyboards and the drums gives him the aptitude to be what his is today, an all-encompassing artist and producer. A Murray State University graduate, JayBump has been on his grind for 15 years, working out of New York, Kentucky, Indiana and Florida.

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