SKOWT A Brand New Platform Connecting Unsigned Musicians To The Industry

SKOWT is a brilliant new venture that helps give recognition to unsigned musicians around the world. SKOWT helps connect unsigned artists with the biggest target markets most relevant to their needs – streaming music fans, event/media companies and A&R/Licensing Managers. The platform is highly interactive with artists from a wide range of genres represented. The platform is free to register on and provides for a much better and faster introduction of new music to fans – while at the same time creating a chart which quickly gives insight into the most listened to tracks, helping A&R/Licensing Managers as well as

Bitter Lake: “Frozen Landscapes” has both atmosphere as well as pummeling force

Ambient and Symphonic metal often run into walls of mundane sameness that conflict with intended results. No matter what could go wrong with these types music, one-man Scottish project, Bitter Lake, of does not fall victim to it. The composer reliably challenges the genres’ categorical parts to create something unique and as equally beautiful as it is noisy. And noisy it is, as Bitter Lake’s blend of the aforementioned genres is abrasive, aggressive and loud on the single “Frozen Landscapes”, which is taken from an upcoming album. The song construction and the use of classic black metal fare work well

Angel: “Hero” – all-embracing artistic approach

Angel is a Los Angeles and Sydney based socially conscious artist who composes what is described as “Statement” Cinematic Soundtracks and Music Short Films/Videos. Trained in acting, singing and dancing, the award-winning artist who has picked up accolades in the UK and Australia, adopted her signature style after attending a Hans Zimmer Masterclass. As a child, her mother introduced her to Hollywood musical and style icons such as Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn, who have shaped her work, and probably explains her all-embracing artistic approach. To complete the picture of Angel’s go-ahead attitude it should be noted that

Its Showtime with Billy Stark Stone & Rico Blythe!

Billy Stark Stone w/ Rico Blythe is a new project featuring the aforementioned. Billy Stark Stone was the lead singer/founding member of NYC’s first and original seminal and notorious teen ‘punk’ band, The Blessed. Rico Blythe was the guitarist in a later incarnation of the same that resulted in the release of an EP titled ‘Taboo’ that sold out its initial run. Now Billy and Rico have teamed up to create this exciting new enterprise. Coming hot on the heels of their acclaimed single and video ‘Revolution Rerun’ they have just re-released a re-mastered version of ‘Potters Field’ from the

M3 El Famoso Leon drops “Dead Inside” (Prod. Vessels)

“Dead Inside” (Prod. Vessels) by M3 El Famoso Leon  is a dark, deep, rock, hip hop love song, about a guy that gets a record deal and falls in love with a mysterious girl. A songwriter, rapper, and singer from Bronx NY, music is M3 El Famoso Leon’s life, it’s how he express his most dark, as well as happy, life experiences. This is hip-hop which does away with the soothing regularity of traditional flows and lyrics in favor of a brash, dangerously off-kilter rock attitude. M3 El Famoso Leon’s lively lyricism and the brilliantly grungy and experimental production form

Matt Westin: “Legacy” – the rising country star with a deep baritone

Matt Westin found his fulfillment in the creative outlets of singing and singing after years of searching, and walked away from a promising career in engineering to pursue that passion. Influences by legendary artists, ranging from Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks, to even Frank Sinatra, Matt found his voice. He honed his vocal ability in bars and clubs around Pittsburgh for over a decade, with his at first reluctant family, becoming his biggest supporters. But it was the tragic event of his father passing away due to complications of chemotherapy in his battle with Leukemia, which drove Matt to seriously

North Carolina Jimmy Bones Releases his first major Single worldwide

From River Head, Long Island, NY by way of Elizabeth City NC emerges Jimmy Bones and his long awaited Single, “Goin In” Feat. Ms. B now available on ITunes, Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and Google Music worldwide Jimmy Bones is Goin In, all the way in with this first major Single release. Signed to Indie Label, out of Muncie, Indiana, G.I. Records LLC, a label that is known for breaking artists, from Indie to Major, one hit at a time. Jimmy Bones lives the life that he writes and raps about; his music is his blood. The Hip Hop Rap

Myja display a very specific amount of fearlessness

Los Angeles, CA-based side project Myja featuring Michael Marquart and Jacob Bunton release their debut self-titled album on January 12th, 2018. The record was produced, engineered and mixed by Jason Elgin (Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, Collective Soul), at The Barn, Marquart’s studio in Malibu, CA. In today’s world of singles, short attention spans and immediate gratification, it goes against the grain to release a 10 track rock album. But then I guess that Myja are not a band to go along with the crowd. Let’s face it: Being a classic rock band in 2018 requires a very specific

Andrew Gerard: “Run Away With Me” – This album has much to offer listeners

Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter Andrew Gerard was born in Ottawa, and grew up on Vancouver Island. He is also known as Gerard The Hypnotist from the TV series Mindfreak with Criss Angel. Departing from TV and the world of magic after a car accident he rediscovered music while recovering. Discovered by LA Producer Ran Pink who produced his “Two Birds” recording at Fonogenic Records in LA, Andrew has just released his brand new full-length album “Run Away With Me”. Two songs on the album – the titular track and “Miracles” was produced by Danny Craig, while “Shine” and “Rewind”

NOAH ARCHANGEL & THE BAND OF THE HAWK – “THE MASCHINE WARS: SONGS OF SOLOMON”

The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon is a journey more complex and original, yet more accessible than anything Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk may have released before it. The fact that it exists at all is testament to the projects perseverance, raw talent, and prophetic direction with which Noah Archangel, King Aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra Aka Houey Freeman Fka Ashtonomics, P.ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam steer the good ship Band of the Hawk aka BOHUP, to the richest musical waters; plucking out those worth bringing along on their musical voyage and creating records greater than the

Han Sino: “Blending Sounds” – breathtaking compositional skills!

Based in France near Paris, Han Sino is a musical creation and spoken word artist who blends flavors like Nu Jazz, Rare Groove, and Trip Hop, as well as some other musical herbs and spices along the way. His 16 track album “Blending Sounds” does exactly as the title says, except he also blends in atmosphere, moods, timbres and tones from various extractions. This disc contains some of the most expertly-crafted, stunningly beautiful and groovy ambient electronica I have ever heard. Funky Chill-out melodies and soundscapes combine with synth work and plenty of improvisation to create a lush and mesmerizing sonic landscape.

han-sino-bs-coverIn the hands of a lesser artist, the formal sonic themes of this album would likely become tiresome, or maybe too experimental but every one of the album’s sixteen tracks here is a testament to Han Sino’s breathtaking compositional skills.

The producer builds much of the record around a set of grooves, melodies and rhythms which start off simply, and Sino adds layer upon layer of complexity as they progress. The album as a whole is itself a mesmerizing mix of structures and forms of arrangement that shift from track to track.

But, like all great songwriters, Han Sino knows how to surprise the listener — and the surprises on “Blending Sounds” are always behind the next bar. It may be a voice, a sample, a sound, or even an unexpected plucked bass line which can be savored on “La Force”.

All the songs on “Blending Sounds” are like expertly crafted puzzle pieces that interlock and fold into each other to form one complex, complete unit. The album as a whole fits in this analogy as well. Just as each song is a collection of parts that fold into a whole, so too is the album made of individual songs that add up to make something greater than the sum of its parts.

The way the energy flows from track to track is hypnotic, and the album moves from uplifting, soaring choruses to mysterious and somber bridges with confidence and ease. There’s a refreshing amount of dynamic variation throughout, and the melodic and harmonic movements of this album come across like narrative.

All in all, it’s hard to say what the best thing about “Blending Sounds” is. Maybe it’s the funky bass lines of “Tandoori Flava” and steady shuffle of “Cock Fight”, or maybe it’s the cascading keys on “Istanbul.”

han-sino-bs-350It might be the deliciously crisp percussive tones of “Instant Pleasure” and the infiltration overdriven sounds on “Fed Up With Flowerz,” but it could also be the hazy intertwining counterpoint of the album’s closer, “Child’s Play.”

The sound design is beautiful, the arrangements are subtle and nuanced, and the overall effect is triumphant, even bordering on transcendent. Suffice it to say that “Blending Sounds” sounds like the soundtrack to a hallucinating dream that we wish we could relive each and every night.

These songs showcase the entanglement Han Sino creates between melodic, rhythmic and narrative structures, pushing the boundaries of each artistic form, blurring the lines and enhancing each of these through sonic light and shade. A thoroughly enjoyable experience!

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