Emmanuel Dalmas & Kirby Howarth: “This Is Love That I’m Feeling” – a song with a country bent

Emmanuel Dalmas a company founder and high level executive in the scientific industry from the South West of France, also moonlights as a multi-genre music composer. Dalmas has been steadily building his music catalog since kicking things off in 2016 from his home studio. He produces instrumental and vocal tracks, engaging talented male and female voices to complete his projects, which in turn are made available for both commercial and non-commercial use. Emmanuel Dalmas recently dropped his latest single, “This Is Love That I’m Feeling”, done in collaboration with Kirby Howarth, who added the vocals and lyrics to Dalmas’ music and

Armonite: “And The Stars Above” – complex, vibrant sonic landscapes

May 2018 saw the release of the new album, “And The Stars Above”, by Italian progressive rock band, Armonite, featuring violinist Jacopo Bigi and keyboardist Paolo Fosso. The album also includes a guest appearance by Porcupine Tree’s bassist, Colin Edwin. Composer Fosso and violinist Bigi are classical musicians who through their teenage years, joined local bands, playing a variety of genres and artists, from the Beatles to Dream Theater. At the end of the ’90s, while still in college, they would play in a band called Armonite. They released an album in 1999, performed a few dates live, and then

MVJOR ARCVNA: “The Last Word in Love”- a master of layers and sequenced progression

Jaron Pearlman aka MVJOR ARCVNA, is an audio engineer, backing musician, and songwriter who grew up in Asheville NC, and is now based in Atlanta GA. Over the years he has toured and recorded with a wide range of artists, including The Indigo Girls, The Shadowboxers, Amor Kismet, Mercury Jackson and more. MVJOR ARCVNA is revered by many critics – and certainly by us – as one of the most quintessential independent producers currently around, standing almost alone in his ability to mix catchy crossover EDM-Pop sounds with complex rock-styled songwriting, and igniting the electronic underground in a truly unprecedented fashion.

DJ Mizzy: “Prost” – gorgeously phrased synth lines, and subtly floating aural overtones

Boasting a sound that goes from his favored deep house grooves to hip-hop, DJ Mizzy, born Claudel Larose, is an international DJ and producer raised just outside of New York. Inspired by artists such as Sander van Doorn, DJ Yonny, and Avicii, Mizzy has a strong passion for his work. Throughout his 18 years of DJing, Mizzy has traveled all over the world to perform, using the original Technic SL1200 turntable as his prime tool. His latest endeavor is “Prost”, a German influenced track with a melodic tone, incorporating a subtle Caribbean flair. DJ Mizzy’s melodies are emotionally evocative and

Boy Leadfoot: “Turn-Buckle” – wholeheartedly playing to their strengths and sounding great while doing it

Max Gordon with Boy Leadfoot is a three-piece blues-based, alternative soul and rock project, from Vancouver Island, Canada. Their latest release, the EP “Turn-Buckle” is a breath of fresh air compared to the pop dribble permeating the American music scene right now. This is the type of musical project that will carve out a steady cult following and attract a good deal of critical acclaim. All three members are very professional and innovative musicians, and musicians of any sort will gobble up all kinds of licks, tones and spices from this release. The EP resides in the nebulous nexus of

Juan Donovan: “Merlot & Marijuana” – a brilliant compendium of styles and luxurious production

As one half of the production duo Darkroom Productions, Juan Donovan has produced with his partner Jamal Roberts some of today’s hottest artists. That list includes R Kelly, Wale, Young Money, Maino, JellyRoll, 24Hrs (Royce Rizzy), Brick Squad, G-Unit, Bad Boy, and more. The duo also won multiple awards for its phenomenal work on HBO’s classic hit series “The Wire”, which garnered them featured in major publications such as FADER, The New York Times, VIBE, and dozens more. It’s not surprising then that Juan Donovan would want to drop a record that’s as much a personal statement as a collection

American Spirits: “Nowhere Near Perfect” – at their most musically and lyrically ambitious

Since being launched in 2017, Bowling Green, Ohio, Indie Rock band, American Spirits, have also founded The Summit Shack, a local DIY venue that has hosted over 25 bands since its inception in the same year. 2018 saw the four piece band release their album “Nowhere Near Perfect”. This recording will grip you by the neck and slam you into the ground. It’s simply one of the most listenable Emo albums you would have heard in a while. You could play the whole thing through without getting bored, probably every day if you wanted to. The music is catchy. The

Internationally Acclaimed Contemporary Jazz Band Drivetime Drops Elegant New Single “Mysterious Life”

 Song is the Lead Single and Title Track of their Latest Album Single Follows their Billboard Jazz #1 Most Added song “Whispers”  Single Marks Band’s relaunch Via Red Hot New The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records  (Los Angeles – The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records is proud to announce the release of a new single, “Mysterious Life,” by Jazz Fusion torchbearers Drivetime. This Michael B. Sutton production is enriched with sensual soprano saxophone, spacy synths, pulsating drums and percussion, deep pocket bass and enigmatic electric guitar, “Mysterious Life” – the title track of the band’s eight and latest

d’Z: “Connected” – dazzling musical arrangements and a super-tight rhythm section

Hans-Peter de Zeeuw a.k.a. d’Z is a Dutch drummer and composer in the soul, jazz and funk genres. Born to a conservative family in Rotterdam, the life of d’Z changed at the age of nine when he took his first drum lesson. He knew he was destined to be a drummer. By 19, d’Z attended the largest conservatory for pop, jazz and world music in Europe, being taught by leading musicians of the Netherlands. It wasn’t long before d’Z was a sought-after drummer, but he attended the summer of 2016 before turning his attentions to recording. d’Z handpicked his favorite

SUMMY: “Sus” – ready to reach through the stratosphere for stardom

SUMMY is a US-based pop singer who captured the attention of audiences and the music industry with a viral video. SUMMY’s cover of “Issues” by Julia Michaels landed her a spot on MTV’s Cover of the Month and was watched by over half a million music enthusiasts all over the world. These viewers included award-winning producers, and Lady Gaga, who retweeted the video. After her runaway success, SUMMY focused on producing original work. Her current single “Sus” is available now. A music video and album are in the works, and SUMMY is looking ahead to announcing a tour in the

Chames: “Self-Actualization” – at the forefront of a revival of real hip hop

Harrisburg hip hop artist Chames (Jon Chambers) primarily tackles global projects – themes which involve the majority of humanity and for the most part empowers people. He pulled it off brilliantly and intelligently with the release of the “Siddhartha’s Revelations” mixtape, and now comes back with his 2017 ten track project, “Self-Actualization”. “We are living in a time of great divisiveness, judgment, and fear,” explains Chames, in the mixtape’s liner notes. “We all want the same thing, and that thing is happiness. We point the finger at things in our external environment, and believe that we’ll be happy once everything changes according to our will. The truth is that the journey to happiness begins with the self. Be the change you want to see in the world. This mixtape is a musical depiction of that inward spiritual journey.”   

This mixtape contains pretty much everything that I look for in a body of work: Versatility, lyrical content, style, beat selection, and storytelling. I also really appreciate how Chames has some sort of a positive message in almost all of his songs (some of which are less obvious then others) and still be able to make them sound great even by mainstream standards.

There is a very good balance between the types of songs he has, meaning that the mixtape isn’t overly contemplative or playful. Chames has many different styles, his voice is clear, the beats match his personality almost perfectly, and he manages to hit you with deep, intelligent, and interesting lyrics and metaphors throughout the entire album. I would say that Chames has definitely solidified himself as one of the top underground conscious MCs with this mixtape.

To be honest Chames is at the forefront of a revival of real hip hop and by that I mean poetry from the heart not A&R dictated themes that conform to a corporate model about being radio friendly and marketable. The worst thing about today’s music is the message its either dumbed down nonsense over hypnotic production or some studio gangster who shoots all day and night and never reloads his guns.

That’s not the case here; this is that pure form that started the love for this music in the first place. And that feeling hits you right from the opening track “Inside You feat. Ellis (prod. DG Beats)” with its atmospheric piano-driven beat. At the same time you will be impressed with Chames’ easy-going flow.

To even think this mixtape gets better from thereon out is almost frightening, but such is the case. “Pray For Me feat. J-Hunta (prod. Beatfella)” delivers a stunningly catchy beat that has its hook in a mesmerizing saxophone line. Chames is a thoughtful writer, making sense of human sciences and unorthodox philosophies with elastic rhyme schemes, gently massaging them to suit grand proclamations about society’s shortcomings or personal explorations for spirituality.

His mixtapes often boast heart-wrenching rap songs, and on “Self-Actualization” the 26-year-old rapper has not strayed from the confessional and introspective brand of stargazing that make him one of rap’s most interesting voices.

Here he emerges as rap’s preeminent intellectual, besting most of his peers by upping the ante with sensational bars and soulful beats. Catch it on “Nobody Knows feat. Nick Arter (prod. One Tone)”, “No Tomorrow (prod. Kid Jimi)” and “Listen to the Kids feat. Uncle Barack”. The wordplay, the concepts, the instrumentals, everything on this project is exactly what the doctor ordered for the genre.

This is Chames coming out of the gates to show the world he is not messing around. This is Chames showing the world that no matter how bad things may seem, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. He does a great job of expressing his emotions through his clever wordplay that makes the listener sit down and pay attention to what he is saying to truly find out what he means.

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