Buss – ‘ELEMENT OF SURPRISE’ sounds like a mission statement

An artist and songwriter, Buss is also the CEO, owner and founder of the label Fatal Thoughts. They have signed a handful of artists, including standout performer Hype Bigga his good friend, and lil brother, and then his twin sons, Johnboy and Jaredteez. ‘ELEMENT OF SURPRISE’ is Buss’ latest EP release.  He also has two mixtapes out, called ‘The Takeover’ and ‘The Takeover Pt2’. ‘The Takeover Pt3’ is set to drop on Jan 31st. In typical hit fashion, this EP release is packed heavily with quality samples from epic tracks, to give each song a nostalgic flavor that will have

Irish Indie Pop Duo – Yes We See

Yes We See is a young Irish band from Roscommon, Ireland made up of Liam Kilcline (lead singer) and Shane Finneran (lead guitarist). Childhood friends, they have been writing music together for over 15 years. Having spent the last 3 years living in Vietnam they have worked hard to create their sound and began building on all the original music they have created over the years. The duo describe their music genre as Indie Pop. Yes We See take inspiration from a range of genres and artists, from Catfish and the Bottlemen, to Two Door Cinema Club and Hozier who

Ervin Mitchell drops the official music video for ‘Break The Internet’

Emerging rap star Ervin Mitchell reminds us to “count our blessings every day” in the official music video to ‘Break The Internet’. On the track, Ervin Mitchell proves that he is a master at his craft of writing. I also love his style when it comes to his vocal and rapping abilities. His sound is different, laidback, almost melancholic in a way. The track is a beautiful character study that will make you consider the importance of social media, the problem of money, and the meaning of life in general. In a world full of meaningless music, it’s always great

INTERVIEW: Malcolm.E – A Hip Hop Artist, Sound Engineer and Producer, from Swaziland

Malcolm.E is a 22 year old Hip Hop artist, Sound Engineer and Producer, from Eswatini (Swaziland). He found his love for rap music during his early high school years and in his last year of high school decided he wanted to create music for a living. Since then he has been releasing music consistently and growing his fan base. In 2018 Malcolm.E graduated from the Cape Audio College in Cape Town, South Africa, with a 3 year Diploma in Sound Technology and Production. He now uses his skills in his everyday life of making music. He dropped his second project

Tatono – “Far” – at the forefront of travel-induced electronic music!

Tatono’s travel-inspired music is created while he explores the world, and which he incorporates into his own filming for breathtaking self-composed videos. Tatono’s music has been featured across many travel shows and on highly acclaimed YouTube channels. The Bend, Oregon-based artist began musical his journey at the young age of 17, when he played drums in high school garage bands. The artist, who has been inspired by the likes of Moby and Thievery Corporation has just released his 2020 album “Far”, which he says sums up his year of 2019. Some songs on the album were made for collaboration projects

Warchief Rasco – “Good Ones Go To Soon” continues his atmospheric Hip-hop fusion sound!

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Kota Wade Stands Out In Future Moons’ Debut Single ‘Entangled’

Future Moons’ debut single ‘Entangled’ is a gripping, affecting experience, straight away establishing the band as one of the more unique, riveting sounds in alternative rock. Their haunting, vocal-heavy arrangement invokes the dark, sullen stylings of artists like Billie Eilish yet at the same time, they double down on the emotional awareness, each word tinged with the weight of a thousand sentiments. The lyrics of the song detail a passionate connection with a loved one, and the physical expressions that accompany such a spirit. Lead singer Kota Wade’s voice shines through, as her refrain ‘close to you’ echoes between the

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Max M is back on the scene with a sizzling hot new release: ‘Under Water’! If you are a fan of artists like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Halsey, and Sia, you’ll love the melodic and fun feel of this track! This song is a very catchy tune, with a very uplifting beat. In addition to that, one of the most distinctive features of the song is the beautiful layering of vocal parts. From the lead vocal to the harmonies, nothing is left to chance here and there is so much attention to detail, making the song even more special and catchy. This

Obsidian Tide – “Pillars of Creation” – Rich in fabulous melodies, shining with amazing solos and texturally aural soundscapes

When I heard the intricate themes and the heavy progressive direction on the album, “Pillars of Creation”, I was enthralled. Few bands are able to merge progressive metal and melody in a heavy fashion whilst maintaining an edgy, somewhat original vibe. Obsidian Tide have solved that puzzle for the most part. Their penchant for heavy, dark metal shines forth on this album, a conceptual piece filled with emotional peaks. Critics and consumers of epic rock and concept metal will be blown away by the originality of the music here. I think the Israeli band has crafted a compelling and incredible

Robbie Agnew – “Slipping Away” – illuminated with a sense of heartfelt lyricism

Robbie Agnew is a Canadian pop singer, songwriter and actor, who became interested in singing at the age of 12. He auditioned for a school play by singing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and won the part of a singing gangster. At 14 he joined a school talent show and sang an original song he and some friends wrote. The reception of his talents was such, that Robbie became known as “the Singer”. Agnew has since continued singing, performing and entertaining in plays, concerts and competitions. All of which led to him to sign 360 Entertainment, and now the release of

LeonDee: “Thank You” – classy, fresh and rhythmic

Singer-songwriter LeonDee has the ability to sing in English, Russian, Spanish, German, Turkish and French which gives his a great universal appeal, over and above the real life events and experiences he fuses into his songs. LeonDee’s 8-track album entitled “Stay”, plays testimony to his talents, where the songs are overflowing with soulful singing, mesmerizing melodies, groovy rhythms and smooth chilled-out soundscapes.

Tracks such as “Liar”, “You”, “Addicted”, “Loneliness” and “What Would I Do”, display beautifully layered instrumental arrangements, skillful and confident singing, plus an artistic flair filled to the brim with relatable lyrics and bucket-loads of emotion.

Now LeonDee has released the single “Thank You”, and confirms all the promise, potential showed on the previous album release. LeonDee’s voice is one of the most unique and beautiful in pop music, while again, the music is classy, fresh and rhythmic.  I’m usually completely transfixed by everything this fabulous artist has ever recorded, so as I pressed play, I knew that the single would be another elegant, shimmering collection of sounds and words.

It’s the perfect amalgam of smooth jazzy pop – a frosted, starlit, dreamy cocktail swirl that haunts and delights in turns between, rhythm ,voice and saxophone. This what I prefer to think of as a narrative composition, with the pop tune alternating with a lucid instrumental accompanied by LeonDee’s lilting vocal impro’s and a sublime harmonic counterpoint.

There are some lovely chord stacks and it’s clear that the music production, has played no small part in forging this tune into something sublime.

“Thank You” is definitely pop. The tune is catchy, and has a certain cheer that makes you feel enlightened but in a simple way, as the words illustrate everyday feelings. But above all it is musical entertainment, pure music.  The way LeonDee packs so many different emotions into his work is beyond me.

It is impossible for me to find another group or artist that can compare with what LeonDee is doing musically, he seems to have created a music style by himself, and this track captures all the spirit of his music. As soon as you get this single I am sure you will be searching for the rest of the discography, as  LeonDee’s music and voice are addictive.

Add that to the incredible musicianship, songwriting, mood, textures, harmonies, and melodies, and you have a winning project on your hands. “Thank You”, sounds so consistently fresh and vibrant, you can’t help but smile when you press play on this one.

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