Jack Soundfield: “Shine” – You can dig deep or soar to the shore

By profession Jack Soundfield is an engineer who has travelled around the world. He has lived in Canada, Germany and Switzerland. Besides uncovering the secrets of the globe Jack has a passion for music and experimenting with instruments and sounds.  “Before publishing a song, it is mine alone,” says Soundfield. “After publishing it, anyone can listen to it and decide whether to identify with it, or love it, or both.” Jack, who has been composing music since 2009, recently released his debut album, entitled “Shine”. “I have to admit,” explained Soundfield, “that my girlfriend – a solfège teacher of the

G.H. Hat: “Piano Jam 2 (Ode To Kygo)” – an authentic human expression

Modern acceptance, or lack there of, in electronic music hardly comes as a surprise. Just look back through the history of music and how the 17th century technology spread. Musicians no longer had to master a particular bow technique on the violin or cello in order to play the perfect note – They just had to press a key. Can you imagine the horror of the purists at the time? They probably all thought that the piano was destroying the soul of the music. What it did though was simplify things. It reduced what was really essential and human. People

JaVez: “When I Was Uptown” has the power to captivate audiences

JaVez is a 23 year old Maryland recording artist who sings, raps, produces, and mixes his own music. The self-taught Baltimore area artist has a penchant for Kanye West, Usher, Jay Z, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Chris Brown. He also grew up listening to singers like Brian McKnight and R. Kelly. JaVez plans to one day be a successful CEO of a record label and iconic recording artist. JaVez is the true definition of an artist, he isn’t afraid to be himself and put himself out there. The lyrics alone prove that. Add in some fantastic production and the

HR Live At CBGB’s 1984 – an essential part of alternative music and punk culture

HR is most well known as the lead singer of revolutionary reggae punk rock band Bad Brains. In their day Bad Brains could have been easily mentioned in the same breath as The Ramones, The Sex Pistols or The Clash, such was their greatness. Yet the band has evolved many times in its long history, playing across many genres of music including jazz, hardcore punk, alternative rock and reggae. HR has been making music since 1976 with Bad Brains, and along the way until today, he has been acclaimed for his reckless punk screaming just as much as he has

Callum Crighton: “The Rose” – a strong ear-catching melody

Even while everything I know about my musical taste should violently reject the cheese-camp synth pop and adorable mainstream swoon songs of the 80’s, I’ve enjoyed that music ever since I was first tricked into listening to the smooth, velvety crooning of the Brit pop chart invasion during that period. I can’t really explain why I loved that music so much, I guess for the same reason people eat cheesecake: It’s loaded with sugar, almost unbearably sweet, and probably isn’t the healthiest for you, but goddamn if it doesn’t make you feel so good inside when you eat it up.

Virgil Blue: “Pain Of Loss” – gorgeous washes of sound

Virgil Blue has released his debut EP entitled “Pain Of Loss”. Inspired and influenced by Prince and Sade, Virgil, a multi-instrumentalist who started out making music at the age of six, when he picked up the saxophone, produced much of the music that can be heard on this EP. Virgil who recently moved from the suburbs of Detroit to LA has put together 6 smooth trance-like tracks that that flaunts ambient, RnB and trip-hop flavors. If you’re looking for something atmospheric and hypnotizing, then this recording may be of serious interest to you. Fragile, tender and soulful, Virgil Blue’s voice will

Big Chris: ‘Bad Timing’ – high quality production and seamless transitions

After a successful release of his last single ‘F The World’ in Summer of 2016, UK based RnB artist and producer Big Chris releases his newest album ‘Bad Timing’ available via all major media providers. Recorded by Big Chris and John Robinson at Clique Studios, London and Miami Live, Miami. The album mix was finalized by Mixbytrip at Circle House Miami. Inspirations of The Dream, Mike Posner and R Kelly can be heard throughout. This album has some really original, unique, futuristic cuts on it, as would be expected. Big Chris is a more audacious artist than most in the R&B game right now, because he says what

Shellee Coley: “Story Like This” – a maturity that is mesmerizing!

Shellee Coley is a Texas-based singer-songwriter that has released three full length albums. Her current focus is a 5 song book of musical meditations called The Becoming Project that is being released one song or “chapter” at a time by the independent label Red Tree Music Group. Essentially, Shellee has created a unique style that blurs the boundaries between genres and categories. There are recognizable influences from classic songwriters like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Lennon & McCartney and Bob Dylan, as well as from some more current acts. Coley is able to absorb them all, and filter them through her own sensibilities

All Atomic: “? ? ? (Track With No Name)” builds multiple climaxes and movements

All Atomic is an electronic music producer and artist from Bristol, UK. He has just released his debut for indie label Pink Dolphin Music, entitled – “? ? ? (Track With No Name)”. The majority of listeners will agree that this track is perhaps one of the best examples of wickedly detailed and technically rich techno and house out there. If that is a mouth-full, it should be. All Atomic has defined the amazingly intricate form of electronic dance music that weaves clever beats into unusual and unexpected sounds to create a masterpiece of rhythmic movement and audio ecstasy. It’s

Ice photographer Lliam Greguez Releases Two Acoustic Prog Punk Albums

New York City, New York – Greguez is not only a man who hits the ice with his camera in hand, but a musician who tackles an apartment studio to collaborate in a mix of acoustic and synthesized sounds. So much sound in fact that he’s released not one, but two albums to mitigate some of the imbalances that surround us. Musically Greguez is well-rounded, using its’ power to heal as a trained creative arts therapist at a handful of children’s hospitals in the New York City Area. In conjunction with this work, he unloosed his experimental tendencies to assemble

Edifon: “Instagram” wraps the listener in its velvety smooth presence one ‘gram’ at a time!

Songwriter and singer Edifon was raised in Atlantic City and has been creating music since he was a young boy in the church choir. Being in the church choir where his father was the minister, Edifon started writing gospel songs and then expanded his horizons towards RnB, Hip Hop and other genres.

He draws inspiration from his experiences and from life itself to create music anybody can relate to. Writing for other independent artist and groups has helped hone his writing skills, while still maintaining the gift of a golden voice. In fact, Edifon considers himself a songwriter first, and then a singer.

Edifon

Edifon

Edifon has just recently released his new single entitled, “Instagram”, where you can decide for yourself whether he should be considered a songwriter first and then a singer, or even vice versa. My personal opinion is that we have a tie to the highest common denominator.

The track reminds me of something that is raw, pure and real, the kind of thing that cannot be limited but only magnified. Because it hits the soul and touches people.

“Instagram” wraps the listener in its velvety smooth presence one ‘gram’ at a time. The slick and soulful production dances on your palette inviting you into a world of textured delight. The maturity is evident in the writing and content development which takes stock of current social media trends and its overt impact on relationships.

This is classic RnB in its style and storytelling, but has today’s modern edge in its soundscape. This is soul-filled, authentic music appreciated by generations – future or past. From the performance to the production and arrangement, “Instagram” is authentic. This is the soundtrack of modern lifestyles through a personal experience penned in verses of emotional transparency.

The song transports the listener into an era where bearing one’s soul in the name of love was the expectation.  Layered in passion and honesty, the style of this song captivates the listener with a story that we all know too well. We see images of someone; we read their stories, their pleasures, and their pain. We get to know them, without ever meeting them, to the point where everything becomes embedded in the complexity of desired love.

The richness of Edifon’s tones will melt any hearts that listen.  Not only is he a great singer, but he’s a charismatic performer. Real or imaginary, it sounds like personal material coming from Edifon, and that’s moving to me.  And it’s not just the substance, or the content of what he’s singing about, and the delivery, it’s also the music, which sits really tight behind the vocals.

Most of what people classify as contemporary R&B today is actually just pop music and loud EDM with zero rhythm and no soul to be spoken of. And if you’re thinking when the next authentic, classic R&B song is going to be released, it’s safe to say that this in fact, is it!

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