Dan Oz: “Cave Drops” – twinkling synth sounds and thumping groovy basslines
Let me set a scene: The sun is shining, the reasonably warm air is crisp and refreshing, the cruel winds are nowhere to be found. You put your headphones in and start walking towards the beachfront with a spring in your step and a smile on your face, rejuvenated by the rare taste of enjoyable weather and a feeling of freedom. Now, what song should be the soundtrack to your unexpectedly pleasant walk? Maybe something jaunty to fit your upbeat mood. Well shake up the soundtrack to your sunny walk with “Cave Drops” by Dan Oz. Dan Oz, who started
IJK: “Dancing Shadows” – a rocking pop sensible track!
“Dancing Shadows” is the latest single by Dubai based rock artist, IJK (Imad Jack Karam). The track released on June 12th 2017 was produced in London and is supported by a video clip available for viewing on YouTube. IJK is a one-man army in the musical field. His style is very retro ’70s, mixed with ’80s guitar riffs, and edgy modern electronic, his songs are highly polished, perfectly produced tracks that defy age or genre. There is something to be said for IJK’s mix of styles, smooth vocals, and refusal to make bland, generic, contemporary music. His tracks are like a bag of pick
Nicki Kris: “Captain America” – lyrics as essential as the air we breathe
Based in Raleigh, North Carolina Nicki Kris is a singer-songwriter based who has had her songs have been featured in award-winning movies, TV shows, and on radio stations worldwide, and she has also been on the official ballot for the Grammy Awards for the past four years, since her debut album release, “I Come Alive”, in 2013. The active voting member of The Recording Academy is currently working on multiple projects, and has released her brand new 2017 single, “Captain America”, which she describes as a patriotic song asking each of us to find our inner superhero, capable of kindness,
Richy: “#RichySeason” – seething tone seals the beats together!
Upstate rap artist MBK Richy from Auburn, NY has released his album “#RichySeason”. The album starts with a bang with the lead single, which is also a video, “Talk That Shit feat. Leedreamer” it’s totally unrelenting and is a good foreshadowing of what this high energy album is going to be. Richy has a great choice in beats that separates him from the herd, and forms part of that specific trait that runs across this entire album – he will do anything to keep you interested – from the beats to the rapping. Richy has a very good vocal range for an
Mr. Flames: “Local Kingpin – EP” – mastering the role he’s developed for himself
Scartobe Galantae Flames aka Mr. Flames is of African American, Cuban, and Italian descent. Originally from the east side of Cleveland, Mr. Flames currently live in Dayton, Ohio. Growing up was rough for Mr. Flames due to being a part of the typical struggle for an African American family, so he went to the streets in search for money. As time progressed through his hustling days, Mr. Flames moved up in reputation as the local kingpin. He then decided to pick up the microphone and give rapping a shot. After losing both parents, he came up with the name ‘Scartobe
Kiki Sire: “Rutina” – exciting rhythms and smooth vocals
Kiki Sire is a Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Composer and graduate of the Matanzas School of Musica in Cuba where he studied alongside many great Cuban musicians by day and performing salsa music in the festivals and clubs of Havana, Varadero and Mantanzas by night. Kiki who has performed with many great musicians, has made regular appearances on TV and Radio and won many awards and talent contests for his singing. “Rutina” is a salsa album composed, performed and produced by Kiki Sire containing 8 original compositions. Kiki Sire is undoubtedly well versed in the art of musical conversation, as he is
Owl Company: “Horizon” carves out blistering rhythms
Owl Company is a band from São Paulo, Brazil that combines hard rock inﬂuences from the 70s to the 90s with modern rage and brutality, creating a sound that is fresh, aggressive, and engaging. Launched in 2015 the band has built a strong presence in São Paulo, playing all the premier venues in town. Their first single “Condescend,” quickly grabbed attention locally and now the band is setting its sights on crashing international borders. Owl Company’s chosen vehicle to get them where they need to be going is their full-length debut album “Horizon”, set to drop July 14th 2017. The
Harmony Drive: “Be There” – fresh, upbeat and vibrant music!
Most times you can gauge the potential quality of a creative project just by gazing through its credits. In this case, the single by Norwegian band Harmony Drive – “Be There”, was recorded in Denver, Colorado. With help of production duo Glenn Sawyer & Rich Veltrop (Tom Petty, Ozzy Osbourne, Macy Gray), and Dave Elitch (Mars Volta, Killer be killed) on drums. The music video, filmed in Norway and the Philippines, features the multi-talented Supermodel, TV-host, and Surfer Mona Lisa Neuboeck. Of course for the potential quality to transform into effective quality you need a stunning song and band. Lars
Delta Station: “An Unexpected Turn of Events” – the experience is more epic and cinematic
The little 14 year old Australian genius who goes by the moniker of Delta Station, has a new album out. And, somewhat predictably, it’s another utter and perfect treat. Before you listen to Delta Station’s latest album you really should leave all preconceptions at the door. Despite the connotations of the album’s title, “An Unexpected Turn of Events” is a joyous affair. It is an album that is warm, exhilarating, and incredibly uplifting and it is his greatest piece of work to date. Delta Station has only been in the production craft since June 2016, but has already released two EPs, previous to this album.
The Valium: “Amazing Breakdowns” – walking the high-wire intersections of visceral punk-rock expression and high art perfection
The Valium hooked me as soon as I heard the first track “Too Many Dreams Of Rock N Roll” from freshly released album, entitled “Amazing Breakdowns”. This was an album that hit me in the gut and instantly dragged me along for the ride. After listening to it, I must say that this is one of the most unique, interesting and high-energy bands I have ever heard in the alternative rock scene of late. Though taken from a myriad of influences, their sound is completely their own and every song sounds unique to their band. I can’t really imagine some
The Gore Boyz have spent the past week in the recording studio with Grammy Award winning songwriter, producer and composer Theron Feemster aka Neff-U. The boys took to their Instagram to share the experience with fans. They’re working on an untitled single that was written and produced by Theron and his team, and features Los Angeles songwriter and vocal producer, Mischke Butler, (Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and B2K) as well as vocalist and songwriter, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee. (Chris Brown, David Guetta, Christina Aguilera, and Busta Rhymes).
It was in Theron Feemster’s dorm at Boston’s Berklee College of Music where he created the musical composition that found its way into the hands of none other than Will Smith which ended up being the theme for Men In Black II. He soon found his way to LA and under the mentorship of Dr. Dre and Michael Jackson. Since then, he has signed a publishing deal with Universal Publishing and has worked with major artists such as Justin Bieber, David Guetta, Eminem, Ne-Yo, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Train, ZZ Ward, and Fantasia.
As for The Gore Boyz, they are from Gastonia, North Carolina. they started performing in 2009 when the oldest brother, Herman, begged his parents to allow him and his two younger brothers to be in their 2009 talent show at their school. After that, Herman, Edwin and Sean Michael formed the musical trio The Gore Boyz (aka TGB) and have set out to make their mark in music. All three boys are enrolled in music lessons; 16-year-old Herman takes on the ivory with the keyboards/piano, Edwin at 13 plays guitar, and Sean Michael, who is only 11-years-old, takes care of the drums.
They have spent the last six years in intense talent development following the Berry Gordy Motown model. They are influenced by old school R&B bands and the trendy new sounds of pop, R&B, and hip-hop. These incredibly talented brothers are not only gifted musicians and entertainers; they are also honor students, community servants and accomplished athletes.
For more information, check out Theron Feemster and The Gore Boys out online.