Pool Moon Elephant: “Island’s Eye” – the elder statesmen of modern dance music

In the last 6 or 7 years electronic dance music has turned into an even bigger monster. Avicii dominated Spotify, David Guetta headlined festivals, and Calvin Harris is one of the world’s highest-paid performers. It means that festival line-ups, the charts, and some would even argue Ibiza, are oversaturated with the stuff. But the Swiss electronic duo who go by the name of Pool Moon Elephant prove they can also hold their own relevance in a very busy genre. Riccardo Studer and Ivan Nurchis, this time around, use intriguing collaborations to remix their single “Island’s Eye” which has been released in 3

M.C. ZackAttack: “Rap Or Die!” – on his daily grind!

Zachery Duncan, or rather M.C. ZackAttack , has been influenced by new age lyrical poets who speak their mind through music since 2010. Soon he’ll be releasing his newest mixtape “Mind Over Madness”. M.C. ZackAttack  has recently dropped his single, “Rap Or Die!” Let me start off by saying this track isn’t for everyone, you either love it or hate it, I would say it’s a hit and miss for certain people.  We all know that the quality of hip-hop has gone downhill, with a lot of artists either going for shock value with vulgar lyrics or relying heavily on glossy production

MoEoStAr: “Algorythmic Intelligence” – You’ll find a sense of comfort in the quaintness

Norwegian Independent producer Mattias Gillis Winge Rudh better known as MoEoStAr, played the clarinet and saxophone in various bands while growing up. He started producing in the 1990s, but gave it up while pursuing an engineering degree. For a period in his life, he was simply an active music listener, until he discovered the new production software via a smartphone app. In 2016 he started the “less than a $1000 Album” project, where he aims to produce and release a full album on a $1000 budget. In the meantime MoEoStAr has dropped the single, “Algorythmic Intelligence”. Notwithstanding its modern technological

J.Dot & KD: “To Whom It May Concern” – Low on frills and rich with introspection!

I noticed that J.Dot makes his best music when he’s rapping about being a responsible man, or when he’s creating something with substance and meaning, as opposed to trying to make contemporary radio hits or battle rhymes (although he is an excellent wordsmith).  This is mostly what happens on his 4 track EP, “To Whom It May Concern”, that narrates the evolution of relationships in its various forms. To put it all in perspective, this sounds like a powerful and mature work. Something tells me J.Dot experienced things that impacted him over the past years and this album is bred

Jack Soundfield: “Shine” – You can dig deep or soar to the shore

By profession Jack Soundfield is an engineer who has travelled around the world. He has lived in Canada, Germany and Switzerland. Besides uncovering the secrets of the globe Jack has a passion for music and experimenting with instruments and sounds.  “Before publishing a song, it is mine alone,” says Soundfield. “After publishing it, anyone can listen to it and decide whether to identify with it, or love it, or both.” Jack, who has been composing music since 2009, recently released his debut album, entitled “Shine”. “I have to admit,” explained Soundfield, “that my girlfriend – a solfège teacher of the

G.H. Hat: “Piano Jam 2 (Ode To Kygo)” – an authentic human expression

Modern acceptance, or lack there of, in electronic music hardly comes as a surprise. Just look back through the history of music and how the 17th century technology spread. Musicians no longer had to master a particular bow technique on the violin or cello in order to play the perfect note – They just had to press a key. Can you imagine the horror of the purists at the time? They probably all thought that the piano was destroying the soul of the music. What it did though was simplify things. It reduced what was really essential and human. People

JaVez: “When I Was Uptown” has the power to captivate audiences

JaVez is a 23 year old Maryland recording artist who sings, raps, produces, and mixes his own music. The self-taught Baltimore area artist has a penchant for Kanye West, Usher, Jay Z, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Chris Brown. He also grew up listening to singers like Brian McKnight and R. Kelly. JaVez plans to one day be a successful CEO of a record label and iconic recording artist. JaVez is the true definition of an artist, he isn’t afraid to be himself and put himself out there. The lyrics alone prove that. Add in some fantastic production and the

HR Live At CBGB’s 1984 – an essential part of alternative music and punk culture

HR is most well known as the lead singer of revolutionary reggae punk rock band Bad Brains. In their day Bad Brains could have been easily mentioned in the same breath as The Ramones, The Sex Pistols or The Clash, such was their greatness. Yet the band has evolved many times in its long history, playing across many genres of music including jazz, hardcore punk, alternative rock and reggae. HR has been making music since 1976 with Bad Brains, and along the way until today, he has been acclaimed for his reckless punk screaming just as much as he has

Callum Crighton: “The Rose” – a strong ear-catching melody

Even while everything I know about my musical taste should violently reject the cheese-camp synth pop and adorable mainstream swoon songs of the 80’s, I’ve enjoyed that music ever since I was first tricked into listening to the smooth, velvety crooning of the Brit pop chart invasion during that period. I can’t really explain why I loved that music so much, I guess for the same reason people eat cheesecake: It’s loaded with sugar, almost unbearably sweet, and probably isn’t the healthiest for you, but goddamn if it doesn’t make you feel so good inside when you eat it up.

Virgil Blue: “Pain Of Loss” – gorgeous washes of sound

Virgil Blue has released his debut EP entitled “Pain Of Loss”. Inspired and influenced by Prince and Sade, Virgil, a multi-instrumentalist who started out making music at the age of six, when he picked up the saxophone, produced much of the music that can be heard on this EP. Virgil who recently moved from the suburbs of Detroit to LA has put together 6 smooth trance-like tracks that that flaunts ambient, RnB and trip-hop flavors. If you’re looking for something atmospheric and hypnotizing, then this recording may be of serious interest to you. Fragile, tender and soulful, Virgil Blue’s voice will

EXCALIBA’s new mixtape hosted by DJ ASAP

EXCALIBA is “Da Truth”! That also happens to be the title of one of his hit singles on the “Da Gift” mixtape. He outdid himself with this one, alongside the hot single “Where You At”. This lyrical child prodigy is still making waves in the music scene today, dedicated to letting people know what’s up. He truly gets in your face with his lyrics about current topics which give you nothing but DA TRUTH!

EXCALIBA’s mixtape “Da Gift” is the kind that requires and demands multiple repeats. You don’t need to listen to anything else for a while because it’s packed with consistently hard and deep lyrics, vibin’ melodies, dope basslines, and tight beats. His music has it all, and we know how difficult it is to find that in today’s day and age of millennial constantly-wired-multi-taskers. EXCALIBA gives it to you straight. Real talk.

We waded through the power packed lyrics and sincerely hope that the music industry will rise in this manner once again. EXCALIBA also shows that there is hope in any situation because of where he came from and where he presently is. You can do whatever you put your mind to.

EXCALIBA’s new mixtape hosted by DJ ASAP under Round Table Entertainment RTE is available now on YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spinrilla. Go get it now, because this mixtape release is definitely not something you want to miss! Check out “Da Truth” promo video, so you can get a feel for what’s coming your way. Let’s do it, family!!

MORE ABOUT EXCALIBA: Born and raised in Memphis TN. I’ve been writing since the age of 12. He wrote his first full song at the age of 13. He had his first recording at the age of 14. He has lived in Nebraska, Nashville, TN, Washington D.C. and Atlanta, GA. He spent time back and forth from Iowa to Nebraska. Influences Tupac, EPMD, KRS1, Easy E, 8 Ball & MJG, UGK, Biggie and many more. His favorite genre is hip-hop/ R&B, pretty much various types of music. Favorite colors are black, blue and white. Favorite movies are American Gangster, Scarface, Blow, Life, Matrix and Pursuit of Happiness. His point of existence is to show people who come from where he’s come from or who are trying to go where he is going that you can have success no matter what.

After his release of the hit single, “Da Truth”, to encountering the passing of his brother at the end of 2011, curved EXCALIBA’s struggles in his life. The past year he has been spending much needed time with his family. Since then he pre-released the remarkable single “Where You At”, with the lyrics video, while also collaborating with other businesses, licensing his music to company advertisements, promotional videos, and etc.

While visiting his family in Memphis, Tennessee, (his hometown), recently experiencing the shocking passing of his beloved mother, much time with his family was ever more important. Even though his time has been spent with his family, getting his thoughts together and allowing God to strengthen him, his work has always been on his mind and in his heart.

Now that EXCALIBA is back on track, the long anticipated release of the promo video for “Da Truth”, is soon to be released!  The new single, “Get It In”, is set to be released a couple of weeks after the promo video, along with “Da Gift” full mixtape. The time for EXCALIBA to come back is at hand!!!  Let’s Do It!!!

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