Vintage rockers KAATO drop “Someday, Someday”, from the album “Slam!

KAATO is a Nashville, Tennessee based rock band, made up of Kurt Lowney (vocals), Mika Nuutinen (bass), Hunter Lovan (lead guitar), and Christopher Williams (drums). Originally from Australia, the band was founded in 2011 by singer/songwriter Kurt Lowney. KAATO had their first international tour co-headlining with Mitch Malloy in the UK after their self-titled album was released in 2016. Kurt and Mika made the move to Nashville permanent, in 2018, and started work on their newest album “Slam!” from their home studio, which allowed them to fine-tune their sound until they got exactly what they wanted. Glam rock, Vintage rock,

Franco Esteve: “The Hunt” – a backdrop to life itself

Three years in the making, the loosely tied together, classical crossover, concept album, “The Hunt”, represents a masterwork for Puerto Rican multi-disciplinary artist, Franco Esteve. The award-winning filmmaker and music composer, once again forges his intense-storytelling, and vivid imagery-driven compositional skills. Esteve’s music not only engages the ears but also intrigues the mind and feeds the soul. “With The Hunt, I wanted to do something different, expressing through classical, orchestral music, the images and feelings one gets from life itself,” explains Franco Esteve, continuing: “Whether it’s the drive of ‘The Hunt’, the insomnia of ‘The Wait’, or the sadness of

Plastic DJ: “Giving Up” – Truly euphoric, refreshing and atmospheric!

The album “Giving Up” by Barcelona-based producer and singer Plastic DJ, is the very best that the blended genres of Deep House, Downtempo and Electro have to offer. The thing that sets Plastic DJ so far above his contemporaries is that he’s genuinely talented as a musical composer, and stunningly enchanting as a singer. The music is of a baroque complexity, and here’s no overpowering bass or wailing synths. It’s like listening to a dream. You’ll play this in your car when you want to relax, at home when you’re at the beach or sitting on the porch, or as

One Step From Everywhere: “Somewhere in Between” – an insistent rhythmic thrust, adorned with fiery guitar work, and soaring vocals

One Step From Everywhere is a Seattle based band that does not limit themselves to genre or style. Primarily a rock band, with a passion for playing live, they are not afraid to add shades of any style that may strike a chord within them.  Their album, “Somewhere In Between”, is a full and complete artistic statement that can function equally well as an introduction to and summation of the varied strengths of this band. The production and engineering also aids immeasurably in this regard. The sumptuous mixes place the listener deep within the instrumental interplay of a band whose

Kingdom Atlas: “Severe Spheres” – ripping rock combined with lucid moments of intense and beautiful melody

Kingdom Atlas is a Georgia-based hard rock band that was originally launched as Rising Tide in 2013by, Grant Purvis with friends Nick Blake and Adam Chiarella while studying music with them at Georgia Southern University. The lineup of Purvis (vocals, guitars) and Blake (guitars, keyboards), along with Devin Ruiz (bass), Aaron Coburn (drums) and Cody Barber who replaced Chiarella as lead guitarist in 2015, was stable until the groups disbanded in 2017 due to schedule conflicts and some members graduating. In 2018, Purvis, Blake, Coburn, and Barber reformed with the new name Kingdom Atlas to record their debut album “Severe

Tiaday Ball drops two new singles – “Current” and “Good To You”

Tiaday Ball has released two follow up singles to her first release “Favors”. The songs “Current” and “Good To You”, are both now available anywhere you get digital music from. Tiaday stated: “R&B has been the foundation of my life in music since I can remember. Gospel, soul and R&B were always playing in the house or being sung by my father who was also a singer and he loved Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, etc. One of the first songs I ever learned how to REALLY train singing along to was “A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway.

DAV!D&CLARA: “Repair” – rugged and intense!

The man and machine duo of DAV!D (David Castillo) and his computer CLARA, better known as DAV!D&CLARA, are back with a new single in 2019, called “Repair”. The track is taken from the upcoming album, “CONFESSIONS OF THE MACHINE” to be released early 2020. Much of this latest single displays a minimalist, almost survivalist element, as if every movement, gesture, and note is conserved and used for maximum effect. DAV!D’s songwriting principle seems to be “less is more”, a sentiment CLARA seems to adhere to perfectly. Together they have an artistic sensibility that’s far from common. The song is based

Catch up with Boston based group Urban Lights Band

Boston, MA based Urban Lights Band is an eclectic group of musicians and artists who harness the power of all styles of music to create unforgettable experiences. They are seasoned professionals committed to providing quality musical showcases that bring various audiences together. Their global mission is simple; aspire to inspire! If you are in the Boston area you can find them at:  May 25th 2019 – Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen- Boston, MA June 20th, 2019 – The Milky Way – Jamaica Plain June 21st 2019 -The Middle East Night Club (Corner Room) – Cambridge, MA Hook up with Urban

Royal: “Letter To Cecil” narrates his hardships, his grind and his contributions

Royal is a hip hop artist who currently resides in Hockessin, Delaware. He understands the importance of giving back and he performs at dozens of middle schools and high schools. In the past, he has donated the proceeds from concerts and albums entirely to the community, spreading his generosity to the surrounding neighborhoods. Royal has performed alongside artists such as Waka Flocka, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, YG, and Tory Lanez. His latest project is the single, “Letter To Cecil”. Here Royal seems to be hungrier than ever and is out to remind hip-hop of the abilities that should eventually bring

‘The World We Live In’ EP by ‘Redford’ is Out Now on Glasstone Records

Simon Ratcliffe (BASEMENT JAXX): “Redford have a unique fresh and lush sound with strong heartfelt songs, gorgeous melodies – not to mention superb musicianship.” Mastered by Greg Brooker (Dejstil feat Peter Hook – Joy Division / New Order, You Love Her Coz She’s Dead, Micky Diana) Polish indie-rockers Redford have announced their arrival with a brand new single, cinematic video clip and a new Ep on Glasstone Records. The new Ep The World We Live In is on streaming platforms now, and you can watch the video for the single To The Morning below on YouTube.  With a brand

Charles Luck: “Earthquakes” ft. Addie &Tino Red – You can’t help but feel zeal!

“Earthquakes”, in my opinion, marks yet transition from normal lyricist to thoroughbred songwriter for Charles Luck. After several diverse hip hop and pop flavored releases, he has just dropped this new and dynamic EDM single produced by Ian Hanks, featuring the sublime vocals of Addie and rapper-singer, Tino Red. Soon, Charles will no longer be the underground writer that only a few people know about and as such, his music keeps changing and adapting, crossing all boundaries to reach new listeners. Yet an interesting struggle arises as a result from this.

How can you both, please your hardcore fans, market to new listeners, and make a song that you yourself are happy with. This was a concern of mine going into the track and I was pleasantly surprised at how the song was managed. Thankfully, Charles Luck is able to channel his talent and make a record that, although different, is exceptional in quality and grandeur and is one which truly shows off his, and his collaborators’ capabilities.

The first thing that should be noted is just how clean this track sounds.  The sound is exceptionally crisp and the transitions between verses are very smooth. The single’s cover too, quickly takes you to the track’s theme. The complexity of “Earthquakes” is stunning and the sound is extremely cutting edge throughout, retaining that classic Black Astronaut energy that we are familiar with. Everything that is a staple of modern EDM music is present in the song and singer Addie shows a remarkable ability to add her own uniqueness to the classic dance tropes.

The sounds utilizes the standard electronic beat formula of the past but incorporate a plethora of effects, twisted instruments, vocal hooks and the usual solid rap verse by Tino Red. The song, looking at it strictly from a technical perspective, is absolutely satisfying yet again.

The energy and power of Addie’s voice combined with the fast-paced sound of the electronic components of the music make something that is extremely reminiscent of past hit dance songs. It’s difficult not to physically, want to do something, when these types of songs are being listened to, and it is not surprising to see many of these songs get onto the Billboard charts, because they seem just the sort of songs that people would love to hear over a radio, as much as in the club.

The ability of Charles Luck’s songs to put an individual into a ‘mood’, whatever that mood may be, has thankfully not been lost here, and has actually progressed, and “Earthquakes” showcases that perfectly.What I think personally completely steals the track is Addie’s voice. The power and emotion of the Luck’s words come to life when she sings. You can’t help but feel zeal. It’s absolutely beautiful and the listener feels every emotion associated with the lyrics through her beautiful, crisp, and elegant voice.

Tino Red’s voice, on the other hand is as impressive as always, though this time wearing its rapper clothes. We all know that the different notes his singing voice can strike perfectly is absolutely stunning, but here he gives us a taste of his rapping skills.

The Charles Luck songs of the past were composed and sung in such a distinctive style. They had a rawness and a sense of underdog care and attention put into them that one easily fell in love with his music. As I listened to “Earthquakes”, I wondered whether Luck himself is using this track as a way of soul-searching and pondering.

Looking at current events, a sense of nostalgia for the past, and fear of the future define this track and make it distinctive in its own special way. Charles Luck has once again sparked an ecstasy of expectations, emotions, and reaction. In all, “Earthquakes” is a fantastic EDM track that makes me hunger for Luck’s next work…if only to see which direction he will be taking!

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