EsZ – “Liquor & Emotions” – introspective and emotional

Hip-hop has been cranking out bangers and high energy anthems for decades, but the average genre historian is well aware that dark or emotional thoughts on a chill backdrop is not a foreign concept for the game. After all, profound moodiness feels rather natural for a culture that grew out of urban plight and the trauma of purposely disenfranchised people. It makes sense that at least some mellow tunes in the genre, reflect deep-thinking speculation, in what artist EsZ, describes as thoughts on “life, growth and fake friends” in his track “Liquor & Emotions”. The song is a drunk text

Quad – “Love” embellishes each track with his personal revelations

Based in the south of Chicago, Quad started making music when he was around 14 years old and started taking it artistically seriously two years later. He produces, records, mixes and masters, using only a Blue Yeti microphone and FL Studios. So far Quad has written over 300 songs and released 1 EP, 1 Album and 8 singles. Currently training as an audio engineer at SAE University in Chicago, Quad explained that his latest album “Love” describes his personal understanding of the sentiment. The album “Love” was written and recorded over the course of 2 months after Quad was electrocuted

Acemattz & Bipha shine on “Tshanana”

Watching Acemattz & Bipha perform in any of their videos is like watching friends realize they’re onto something big time. They are accomplished rappers individually, on their own terms, and as collaborators, as a unit, their styles gel perfectly. They’re not just comfortable performing together—they are feeding off of each other, refusing to be one-upped, beaming and grinning and head-bobbing as they take turns impressing one another. By the end of each of their performances, their formation into a real show-stopping combination seems inevitable. In the new wave rap scene, there is plenty of talent to go around, Acemattz &

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FuzzKill is a four-piece rock band that started in Boston, MA. Introduced to one another through musical theatre, the band’s sound is firmly rooted in early 2000’s pop-punk influences. They released their debut studio album, “Happen”, in early 2019, and their sophomore album, “The Get Better”, just dropped on September 19th 2020. We have all heard the biggest punk bands of the 90’s and early 00’s. Their music mainly consisted of driving drums, distorted pop-punk guitar work and a set of memorable lyrics to go with the angst-filled high energy vocals. Today punk bands are a rarity, and any good

Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

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The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

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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