Sofia Evangelina: “This Is Your Song” – a powerful force, full of life and personality

More so than many of her peers, 16 year old Sofia Evangelina can really let it rip. With a crystal timbre, she seems destined to howl away on hits for years to come. It’s tempting to root for Sofia – she possesses one of the better pure voices of the current teen-pop crop. But as any well-navigated industry professional will tell you, talent is only half the story; you need many more ingredients to make an impact. Sofia is at her most powerful when she is at her most raw; in fact, she feels most in control when she’s truly

Kaytlyn Cate: “You’re Making My Heart Feel Like” – captivates with perceptive sensitivity and devastating simplicity

Kaytlyn Cate, the singer-songwriter who hails from the Cascade Mountain range of the Pacific Northwest, was called “the alt-rock genre’s best kept secret”, by Pitchfork, on hearing her first single. Since then she has been reinventing herself, and is currently hard at work on her forthcoming EP, “The Blue Hour”, with producer David Samuel. At the same time Kaytlyn is also busy in the West Coast club scene and booking shows for the 2019 season, as her brand new single gains traction. A confident, empowering woman in music always makes for a great listen, and the captivating first impression of

J.Vargas The Investment: “Im So NY (I’m So New York)” ft. L-BLESS is hard to resist

Born and Raised in Brooklyn, NY, J.Vargas The Investment is a cross-genre music producer, songwriter, recording artist and entrepreneur. The Investment has been building up his catalog with single and album releases for some time now, and has gained traction with the song, “Im So NY (I’m So New York)” ft. L-BLESS – a recording artist based out of NYC.  If you’re an artist living in the city that never sleeps, chances are you’ve written about its endless dynamics in some manner. Musicians have attempted to elucidate what makes the city’s allure so transcendental – its expansiveness, its majesty, its

Blake G’s Double Crossover. “Caminar Sin Ti” and “Number One”, Invading The Airwaves

On November 9th, Blake G’s first English single was released. The catchy “Number One”, produced by Big D, channels the good ol’ 50s Rock n’ Roll style, infused with electronic sounds that makes it even more so unique.  The signature 50’s beat, completely modernized, with a great sounding, contagious bass, and today’s sound, compliments Blake G’s vocals on a memorable, superb pop tune that gets easily stuck in your earlobes for good. Blake G, the young up and coming sensation, found his calling in music. He caught the attention of the legendary producer Emilio Estefan Jr, who has been pivotal

A Pastor Releases New Song “Peddlers of Fear”

A Pastor Releases New Song “Peddlers of Fear” – Song written by a pastor and grandfather of three, who he calls “grandpa’s girls”  As he was recently watching them for an afternoon. When he got home he turned on the news. He was struck by the contrast between their joy, live in the moment, innocence and the fear-mongering in our current culture reflected in the news. In time, of course, the pastor knew his grand-daughters would grow and change. But he’s worried how their development might be effected if such a cultural climate of fear persisted. Other questions began to

ROBERT MILLER’S PROJECT GRAND SLAM RELEASES THE SONG “TREE OF LIFE (DEDICATED TO THE VICTIMS)”

New York, NY – A Plea For Peace, Sanity And Gun Control. In Response To The Recent Pittsburgh Synagogue And California Mass Shootings. America is plagued by hatred and wanton, senseless gun violence. Yesterday it was 12 college age people who were gunned down in California. Just two weeks ago it was a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh which took 11 lives. And many more such tragedies have occurred over the years.  Something has to be done. Robert Miller, leader of the band Project Grand Slam, decided to do something. He has written and released today

Ross is a Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Dance, and EDM music producer inspired by old-school beats of previous eras

Born in Detroit and raised in Miami, Ross is known for his hard work, humble attitude, and passionate dedication and commitment to his music. His career to date has spanned over twenty years and includes producing local television shows, co-owning the Prestigious Tempo Entertainment Studios, scoring for films, and collaborating with and producing artists from various genres. As a producer, writer, and sometimes singer on his own tracks, which also include featured artists, Ross’ songs are labeled as ROSS Presents. An artist who creates and performs behind the scenes, Ross’ physical identity remains a mystery. Ross’ recently-released track “Look at

Mike Dekleva: “Psychedelia” immediately grabs your attention

Instrumental rock guitarist Mike Dekleva has released his second four song EP, “Psychedelia”,on Friday, November 9, 2018. This is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed and award-winning 2015 debut instrumental EP, “Synergy.” Recorded at Paragon Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, and in Dekleva’s home recording studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Psychedelia” was co-produced by Dekleva and Nashville session guitarist Robbie Calvo, and features performances by Dekleva (lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars), Robbie Calvo (rhythm guitars), Jason Webb (piano and keyboards), Amanda McCoy (bass guitar) and Grady Saxman (drums and percussion). “Psychedelia” was mixed by Casey Barker at Paragon Recording Studios,

Kaytlyn Cate – The New Single – “Making My Heart Feel Like”

Singer/songwriter Kaytlyn Cate hails from the picturesque Cascade Mountain range of the Pacific Northwest. Upon the release of her first single, Pitchfork called Kaytlyn “the alt-rock genre’s best kept secret”. Writing about the deepest emotional issues that belie youth and innocence, Kaytlyn’s lyrical work addresses the themes of love, hope, fear, hurt, heartache, and haunting insecurity. In addition to writing songs for other artists, Kaytlyn has been hard at work on her forthcoming EP, ‘The Blue Hour’, with producer David Samuel. Kaytlyn has been reinventing herself as an artist since her first debut. She felt Darkside was not representing who she

Ronnie Walka is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft

Like a cool breeze on a humid day Ronnie Walka comes in like a breath of fresh air with his new offering. Coming off of the visuals for “TIFTL”, his soulful tribute to womanhood, “You and I” is a passionate plea from a man nearing the end of a relationship that he’s battling to save. In the process of the breakup he begins to reminisce about better times yearning to turn the clock back. A real make up to break song that will have you feeling every single word. Ronnie is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft, with

Dada Veda: “Trickle On Down” – spiritually uplifting and socially conscious

Originally from New York, Dada Veda is a meditation and yoga teacher, as well as a singer-songwriter. Although Dada has been playing the guitar and singing for the past 40 years, it was only in the past ten years that he tried his hand at composing his own songs, and completing four albums. Here Dada explains the concept of his fourth album “Trickle On Down” (released in 2016), in the liner notes, “My main job in life is teaching meditation and yoga, but my musical activities are an important extension of this work.” He adds, “In these short songs I have tried to infuse the eternal truths that are at the core of who we are as individuals and as a society.”

There is no question in my mind about the rating of this album if I could go above 5 stars I would. Each track I find takes you someplace you want to go, may have been or really should be in your life. Dada Veda is one of the rare artists that seem to be able to really paint a picture in your mind.

Dada Veda

Dada Veda

And I mean a clear vivid image. It’s the ultimate chill out album for soul-soothing. The lyrics and the music work together in the way that tells me they came from straight from the writer’s heart, and then from his mind. I guess this is so, because I feel transported when I listen.

You need both the lyrics and the music to be inspired to have a powerful work that can really move, and this album does that for me. And it will for you too. Considering that I’m a progressive rock aficionado, that’s a really tall statement, because Dada Veda uses soft, melodic and organic instruments to forge his spiritually uplifting and socially conscious blend of Reggae, Afro-Pop and Mantra chanting grooves. And it works!

Like Dada Veda’s past offerings, the music is simple, but the lyrics are creative, his voice soothing, and the melodies are on point. His music is intended to soothe and help the listener’s mind explore the themes his lyrical inquisitions impose, and it does just that. And just when he is in the mood, which is from about midway through the album, Dada Veda releases a series of infectious grooves, as he does to great effect on “Shower Of Grace”, “Waiting For That Time” and “Promised Land”.

Even though Dada Veda confesses that he just does music as a hobby, he is very good at it and I would recommend this album to anyone no matter if you have listened to him before or have never heard a single song. In a world of where catchy phrases and lack of musical variety rule the music scene, it’s good to hear something that tells a story and leaves something with the listener.

Dada Veda doesn’t even need to be boxed into any particular genre but great music. I mean why would you want to limit songs like “The Secret Of It All”, “Spiritual Oasis” or “Drift In Bliss” to any one genre. I think world music is fine – meaning music that belongs to the world, obviously!

Listening to Dada Veda I kept getting images in my mind, of a blend of artists his music style reminded me of, and I eventually ended up deciding on Paul Simon, Bob Marley and Youssou N’Dour – a trifecta of intelligence, universal love and social commitment. Music really doesn’t get to mean much more than that!

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