Midwest Hiphop duo Strangers Of Necessity drop their new single “Abundance”

Strangers Of Necessity are an American hip-hop duo, based in the Midwest, consisting of prolific producer, CoryaYo and veteran lyricist, Fooch the MC. They linked via Twitter and quickly became friends, sparking an immediate chemistry and need to make quality music together; hence the name Strangers Of Necessity. They instantly began recording music and doing shows locally, generating a nice buzz in the area. Their sound is best described as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent

Kilo M.O.E. – ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’ – serves as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism

The Baltimore-based producer, songwriter, rapper, Kilo M.O.E.’s evolution over his past three albums has been inspiring to see. I’ll always admire artists who push themselves creatively, and that’s exactly what, Kilo M.O.E. has done on his fourth studio album, ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’, and it pays off in leaps and bounds. Each instrumental is rich and developed, serving as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism. Something that this recording and Kilo M.O.E.’s recent albums have done well is allow him the freedom to rap for the sake of his craft within the confines of the album’s larger

Jim Wyly – “You Took Me” – It’s rhythmically tight, warm and edgy

Texas singer songwriter Jim Wyly is back with another soul-stirring track from his “The Artisan” album. Over 40 years deep into his craft, the Austin troubadour sounds like a home-cooked meal. He deals out comfort food for the head, heart, and soul. All of this serves his finely drawn guitar lines, bourbon-stained-like vocals, and funky acoustic-driven grooves as thick as molasses. A subtle blend of blues, country, folk and southern rock runs right down the middle of “You Took Me”. “Musicians’ musician” is an overused term. Why wouldn’t anyone with two good ears appreciate Jim Wyly? As Jim doesn’t cater

Hanen Release Brand New Video For The Song “Breathe”

It’s never been easier for artists to stay independent. Of course you can get good music producers, good visual directors for videos, good rappers and good singers to feature on your track without a great budget, but you have to search the world over to find deals you can afford, or convince creatives to work with you. Texas born artist, now living in the LA area, Hanen, somehow got it all together on his latest track called “Breathe”. He sings soulfully and raps with an urban edge all by himself, backed by an atmospheric slow-burning, and ear-warming beat made by

Angry B – “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)” – reflects the realities with a good dose of wit

On his latest single, “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)”, underground music hobbyist Angry B pinned his rap skills and dark wit, to the sounds of mainstream pop and a funky EDM template. He blurs the lines between genres with the top of the charts — and only the top — in his sights. As can be deciphered from the song title, Angry B pulls his aspirations from the dramatic Covid-19 disease hitting mankind across the globe. “It’s one of the most critical situations we’ve had and there will be a lot of sad stories connected with it,” says Angry

Izzie’s Caravan – “Leo’s Guitar EP” – an understated guitar virtuoso

On the recording, “Leo’s Guitar EP”, Izzie’s Caravan and his guitar conspire to use every single crayon within the blue color box to deliver one of the best underground independent studio blues releases I’ve heard this year. Among others, Izzie takes his cue from greats such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and Eric Clapton. So you can expect a wide and wholesome finger bending spectrum of sounds. The aforementioned guitar heroes are points of reference, not simple deductions for resemblance. The opening song, “Two’s In The Bush”, has a highway drive, and jangly timbre that’s upbeat and

‘Mind Blown’ – The Video and Brand New Single by EyeKonic

EyeKonik is an artist with a focus on creating punchy and appealing pop music with a personal twist. Recently, he released a brand new single called ‘Mind Blown’. What really makes this track stands out is definitely the fact that it’s so well produced, and the performance value is excellent as well. EyeKonik sings with passion and intensity, and the artist’s vocals soar through the atmospheric melodies and punchy tones of this mix. Fans of artists as diverse as Mac Miller, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Eminem are definitely going to enjoy this amazing single. Check out the newly released music

Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff release the Indie Rock Video “Zodiac Killer”

Zodiac Killer is a wild Indie Rock song with crazy slide guitar laid over a rockabilly beat. The song is about a woman who frequents a night club called Zodiacs by nights, and cruises around town by day. Deep Purple Sage is a CD, Vinyl, and Digital release by Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff. The album blends Alternative Rock with Psychedelic Acid Rock. Recorded in Joshua Tree, California at Skylab Studios; the album has an underlying desert theme.  The LP is recorded in the old school style of Acid Rock vintage tube amp guitar sounds, mixed through analog

THE BRKN DEBUT EP ‘NO. 3’ OUT NOW VIA INGROOVES

FRONTMAN JACOB CADE’S ‘ACOUSTIC HANG WITH JACOB FROM THE BRKN’ WILL LIVE STREAM VIA THE BANDS INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK THROUGH THE END OF APRIL AT 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST THE BRKN recently released their debut EP No. 3 via Right Brain Music Group/Ingrooves. Their new video for their song “Broke” has garnered over 100 views in just two weeks. Since the band’s spring tours have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, frontman Jacob Cade will be live streaming acoustic sessions every Tuesday through April via the band’s Facebook and Instagram. Tune in at 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST at https://instagram.com/thebrkn or https://facebook.com/thebrkn and #BeatTheVirusWithTheBRKN. “We’re

D-Witt flexes the pen of a budding cinematic storyteller

I recently heard about an artist called D-Witt from Rockford, IL.  Illinois is the home of some prestigious sons who have left unforgettable marks on hip-hop’s history. I’m expecting an unfiltered rebel who is unafraid to bare his soul and burn down buildings. A fearless heart is a quality that makes fearless art, and I hope that’s exactly what D-Witt has arrived to present us.  So I press play on the first track called “Enemy”. The sound is open and strong-willed. There’s no doubting that D-Witt has something to say. The amount of care that goes into his lyricism stamps

Audiobender: “Pour Me An Encore” – most exciting new group in the rock n’ roll business!

Audiobender is an original Rock/Power Pop band from San Jose, California that was formed in 2012 by guitarist, singer-songwriter Jared Richard, who brought in longtime friends and former band-mates Paul Cingolani (bass) and Jeff Lemas (drums). I read an article stating that this trio was the most exciting new group in the rock n’ roll business. After listening to their album “Pour Me An Encore”, I’ve begun to subscribe to this theory too.

audiobender-350They seem to have a very fresh and almost unique approach to some aspects of song writing. They take rock, blues, jam, garage and even some pop influences and put them into a pot, stir it up and actually come out with an album that hits you like a whirlwind from track one.

You really don’t know the thundering raw fury a power trio can deliver guitar until you hear Audiobender in full roar.  And Jared Richard will often catch you off guard with melodic slowdowns that make you want burst with emotion, and shuffling riffs that make you want to jump, shout and dance.

Wailing shafts of driven sound on “Show Me A Sign” will give you chills, while Jared’s vocal draws individual nerve fibers right out of your brain with you loving every second of it. This is one track that you have to hear to really feel alive.

audiobender-coverAudiobender is nothing less than the start of the 3rd generation of rock and roll. These guys have it all. The daunting future of guitar-driven rock may be in their hands. This is an incredible album from beginning to end. Each song has a certain charm that won’t soon be forgotten.

How could you ignore the guitar lines on “Die Another Day”, or Paul Cingolani’s sinister crawling bass on “Stop Talking” and Jeff Lemas’ meticulous timekeeping on just about every track. Nearly every track is a tuneful compound of raw energy and Jared’s own surging songwriting genius.

You won’t uncover slick studio tricks to be discussed in some glossy pseudo rock guitar magazine in Norway, instead you’ll find real American rock songs that rumble, crash and kick you in the gut.

What has most struck me about Audiobender is how astonishingly consistent they are throughout the album, notwithstanding the fact that they tackle differing rock styles. If you are in any sense a serious fan of contemporary rock music there isn’t a single track here that doesn’t fall into the ‘must have’ or ‘must listen’ category.

audiobender-350bIf I had to choose just one single standout it would have to be “Stop Talking”, as it epitomizes all the rocking qualities this band owns. To be fair “High & Dry” and “Die Another Day” would tie for a close second. The execution of these three songs alone, is enough to inspire insane amounts of jealously from peers and contemporaries alike.

Audiobender have the integrity and unabashed love for rock n’ roll that almost all rock bands, lack these days. If anything, approach this album with as much musical awareness as possible. Listen to it once, then listen to it again, trust me, it will impact you greatly.

The passion will get to you, and you’ll find yourself foot-stomping, and feeling the adrenaline-inducing energy. “Pour Me An Encore” will automatically transform you from whatever stale genre you come from into a real rock connoisseur!

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