All Atomic – metaphysics melds with the spirit of dance

DJ/Producer All Atomic, from Bristol United Kingdom, grew up around music and was mixing tunes at nine years old and was soon deejaying at illegal raves. His music is a fusion of his influences: “You have to have an open mind when making music,” says All Atomic. “Let the music guide you, it will tell you what it needs you to do.” Persuaded by artist and producer Aniofades, All Atomic sent a demo to the Pink Dolphin Music Ltd label, and got signed up. A heap of well-received releases followed, with the producer bringing his classically unique sound to the

NothingDark: “Tragicomedy” sees the band at their most lucid, melodically and rhythmically

NothingDark is a 3-piece from Montreal Canada, formed in 2018. Its members, made up of Nack Jicholson (Vocals, guitars, synth), Roxanne Miller (Bass, backing vocals) and Matt Davis (Drums, percussion) are inspired by 80’s synth pop and rock. Nack & Matt handle all recording, mixing, and production in the band’s well-equipped Montreal studio. “Tragicomedy” is their 2nd EP, while work on the third and fourth installments are already underway. For any of you synth lovers out there, this is the record to get, though there is plenty of guitar too. NothingDark is a band that will take you to places

aVIE: “Chutney Chasers” – a living, breathing organism that mutates and grows

“Chutney Chasers” is just one volume of aVIE’s upcoming project, aVIEonearth, which documents a common man’s life on Earth. Each part of the project that he releases will explore its own world of emotions.  As it relates to R&B, this is music of the future, steeped in the rhythms and sonics of the today, ingeniously invented for a 21st century audience. It will surely be appreciated by your ears, and you’ll find that after giving this a spin, it has in many ways changed your conception of R&B and music overall. A Classic. This dark and experimental urban recording, refined

Roddan: “Don’t Be Troubled” – so impeccably penned!

Singer-songwriter, Roddan’s third and current release, “Don’t Be Troubled” is a follow-up to his 2017 EP, “Bleed 432”, and his 2016 Album, “Music House”. The recording features organic instrumentation, including guitar, piano, violin, cello, piano, and some great harmonies from Eliza Gilkyson. But it also carries the burden of a troubled time. “The year 2017 and the first few months of 2018 while writing these songs, was a troubled time for me to say the least,” explains Roddan, continuing: “All of the sudden, it seemed people and animal’s close to me were dying. In addition, an ex-girlfriend (a talented singer)

Tommy Francisco Releases His Debut EP “Eight23”

On September 7th Tommy Francisco, born and raised in Austin Texas, released his debut Ep “Eight23”. This Ep has generated a major buzz and several songs (“Show Up” “Crush” and “Vibez”) have been featured on Spotify Playlists. Eight23 has a tropical sound that includes inspiration from Dancehall/Afropop and Rnb/Hiphop. There are 5 songs on this Ep that flow cohesively.  MORE ABOUT: Tommy Francisco is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Austin, Texas. Tommy was raised in the inner city of Austin and has overcome a slew of trials and tribulations on his journey of becoming a recording artist. At

BlowinMaddTrees: “The Scent” cooks up a tasty dish

BlowinMaddTrees are the kind of rappers you want to hang out with. They’re chilled out guys who usually rhyme about what they love most: hedonistic experiences and the finest Kush. They’ll probably never reach mainstream status, but they seem to like it that way. Their introspective and sometimes unabashed lyrics coupled with their mischievous grins, make them likable rap everymen. Uprooted from Texas to Colorado, BlowinMaddTrees is made of Johhnie Blaze’d & Jay Deezl, aka TheDankestDuo. The duo states that this single means a lot to them, because it is the first track they have done together in over 3

Hip-hop and Soul Artist ‘Plan’ Set to Release his E.P, “Expresso” Later this Year

Independent singers who make music that isn’t in the mainstream are rising in numbers. Indie musicians cum singers often have something celebrity singers don’t have – making music out of pure love and passion for the art. They also help others to materialize their musicality in any way they can. One such singer is Plan – his real name is Harvey Dowell V. Fenellere and his new E.P “Expresso” is set to be released later this year. The genre of Plan’s music is modern hip hop soul and his music speaks of the reality of how a man decides for

Exit 22 Music: “Lesson Learned” captures the listener’s attention!

Chris Calamera’s songwriting and production is what distances him from his pop and rock peer group. He isn’t too big on image, but big on production. What he does is continue to be himself, he lives his brand by not following fickle trends, and stays true to himself. Chris and his music production company, Exit 22 Music know exactly who they are, and what is important, and hence record amazing, timeless music with their crew of collaborators. The music production company’s blend of pop, rock and dance beats has the ability to capture the listener’s attention, both musically and lyrically.

Pop Wonder Ranwin Le-Roy releases debut single “Painting the Canvas”

International, South African born singer-songwriter and influencer Ranwin Le-Roy (24) released his debut single Painting the Canvas March 15th 2018 and is exactly where he wants to do be for now. This Pop/Rnb singer has risen onto the French Charts according to PureBreak charts and has been in studio working alongside Advent on his debut album. Were excited to hear what he will do next since Painting the Canvas was such an interesting turn; heart-breaking yet hard hitting with a Pop/Hip-Hop twist. He wrote exceptional lyrics to this song based on his breakup which according to him was not pretty

Rock Troubadour Pete RG Releases First Single From New Album

In the midst of his highly-anticipated Fall Tour, which includes U.S. and U.K. dates and even a show with multi-platinum selling band Candlebox, Indie Rocker Pete RG has unveiled the debut single from his upcoming album Whatever We Want, Whenever We Want. Entitled Watching The River Go By,  the single debuted October 5 and RG says that, like the rest of the new songs from the forthcoming album, the first track is influenced by the volatile time in which we live especially with regards to the lyrics. The song features RG on lead vocals, rhythm guitars and keys, Dave Krusen

Karah: “Ready To Fall” plays almost like a hits disk with no filler at all

Sixteen year-old Minnesota native, Karah, began writing songs even before hitting her teens, and was accepted into a two year artist development deal that paired her with various music professionals hailing from Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Her well-crafted indie-pop sound has been described as ‘a progressive take on current pop trends led by Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and others’. Karah recently released her “Ready To Fall” debut album containing fourteen tracks. With this album, Karah puts her heart on her sleeve, and stands there candidly presenting herself without holding back, and without affectation. She shamelessly presents her pain and anger, without judgment, or her love and joy, without superficial indulgence.

Karah

Karah

She is able to talk about her own mistakes and observant enough to notice those in others. Karah’s lyrics are more literal and direct than most artists twice her age, in my opinion. I don’t hear any forced symbolism – the songs mean what they mean. But that won’t keep your imagination from getting involved.

On the contrary, Karah weaves a beautiful, aching, emotional tapestry of loves had, loves lost, requital and plenty of introspection. This collection of songs will make you feel alive inside, knowing that someone else shares your same tribulations of the heart…and maybe just a little sad sometimes, though still in a good way.

Karah is still young, and she has a very long career ahead of her. But this debut album already establishes her as a force to be reckoned with. And you can gauge that much from when the opening track, “I Am” kicks in. Her slight country lilt and strong pop edge comes shining through, in a track that is finger-snappingly crisp and melodically smooth on the ears.

You can often really feel her passion and enthusiasm through her singing in this collection, such as in the standout, coming-of-age, urban-pop number “Ready To Fall”, and the mid-tempo, acoustic-driven ballad “What Do They Know”.

Karah more often than not shows her serious side where she navigates the practical realities and difficulties of life and love as a young growing woman. She is particularly impressive on the haunting, back-to back tracks “Home” and “Shadow”.

Though my absolute favorite track has to be “Ether” – a very beautiful song about her intense feelings for someone that she has connected to on a deep level, but has lost along the way. This is without a doubt, for me, the most poignant and emotional song on the entire album – where Karah’s ethereal and resonating voice is equally matched by an understated and smoldering soundscape.

The album “Ready To Fall” plays almost like a hits disk with no filler at all, and if you have a penchant for upbeat EDM influenced numbers, you will adore the electronic drive of “Haunted” or “You Don’t Know”. Throughout the album Karah tackles a lot of personal experiences and feelings – a sort of initiation into adulthood.

And sometimes it’s probably hard to go through for her, but they can often be revelatory. As on “Can’t Go On”, where through the song’s narrative she shows she can be much more powerful and stronger than what she appears to be on the surface.

Especially when she needs to come to terms with being misused in any way. “Ready To Fall” is a beautiful, well-written album by an artist who sounds mature beyond her years, and which I have been listening to on repeat for days…and am still in love with!

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