John-Marc Lucid: “Judas” ft. Fyah Sthar – breathes down-to-earth authenticity

Music is a very powerful and mystical force. It speaks to people on a much deeper level than conversation. It really reaches the soul. With his new track “Judas” ft. Fyah Sthar, John-Marc Lucid hits us with music that indeed does reach our souls, an intriguing melody, piercing lyrics and outstanding musicianship included. The new release by the Texas based Dancehall and Reggae artist is a joint venture with Fyah Sthar, and together they breathe down-to-earth authenticity, making for an airy, buoyant listening experience. Lucid is a creative mind that doesn’t bother about drawers or labels – his music explores

Innocent Bystanders: “Attractive Nuisance” – a roller coaster of emotion and excitement

Based in Kensington and Mission Hills, Innocent Bystanders was founded by musicians who played regularly in various bands in high school and college, who got together to form a band to play fundraising events for a local law school. They perform a wide-range of rock and soul, focused on the music of the 1960s and 1970s. The band is made up of Steve Berenson (Drums), Steve Semeraro (Electric Guitar, Vocals), Kaimi Wenger (Keyboards, Vocals), Jessica LaFave (Saxophone), Ben Nieberg (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals) Kath Rogers (Vocals) and Donny Samporna (Bass guitar). Their “Attractive Nuisance” EP of original music was recorded at

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “Let It Go” combines musical inspiration and travelling emotions

Meaningful lyrics, amazing songwriting, superb heart-warming yet angry sound, musical teamwork, everything is so perfect in this track. Such a gorgeous and refined melody and philosophical lyrics is worth being remembered for all of the current generation. The guitarist uses swampy resonating sound so beautifully and the drummer plays simple but tight groove, with every drum fill-in is on the sweet musical spots. The bassist backs up the music stably as the boys sing the vocals with conviction. This is one of my current desert Island #1’s in the Roger Cole & Paul Barrere catalog. Yes, the track “Let It

Markus Scott: “Live Life With No Regrets” – confidence is sky high on this project

Born in New York City, Markus Scott grew up in humble surroundings, and his family were always on the move resulting in him constantly transferring schools. He excelled at reading and writing poetry, before discovering that he could rap when he won a freestyle battle with a signed artist at a house party in Harlem. He soon learned to DJ too, and with his first check from summer youth, Markus went to a pawn shop and brought a laptop. He then brought a DAW, and microphone from Guitar Center and began researching how to mix and edit his vocals. He

Christopher Rapkin: “Focus In” – substance over style!

Composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Christopher Rapkin is many things, including founding member of Digital Composers Guild, and a music industry consultant. During September Rapkin released his 10 track heavy guitar album, entitled “Focus In”. Listening to Rapkin on this album it also becomes clear that he could be known as a great guitar virtuoso and a perfectionist. Christopher is the guitarist who sings and he does it quite well, in my opinion even better than Steve Vai. Also he is a good composer, all of his albums are full of songs of different styles. So he’s the man

Ziggy: “Breathe” – music for a new generation of kids

Zachary Raul Reyes aka Ziggy was born in Arcadia, California, but spent a lot of time moving around since his dad was in military service, ending up in a town in Ohio called Middletown where he spent most of my elementary and high school career. Growing up, music was his life. At 13 he received his first guitar, as a gift from his mom. He took two lessons before teaching himself how to write tabs and understanding harmony. From there Reyes ventured into listening to Hip hop and metal before discovering Dubstep, which represented a complete change of direction. Suddenly

Lynne Taylor Donovan: “Sooner or Later” – a swirling pool of rich technique and tender ability

“Sooner or Later”, the new release by independent Canadian Country songstress, Lynne Taylor Donovan, is the third single from the Nashville sessions that produced her hugely successful Euro-UK #1 hit “Strong One” and the follow-up European #2 hit “Am I Dreaming”. The reigning queen of indie country music has a knack for finding a way into the hearts of her global fan base. “Sooner or Later” has a warm and deep intention, reflecting Donovan’s eloquent and versatile tidings, showcasing her country gravitas, and a swirling pool of rich technique and tender ability. A careful sensory indulgence is heard in the

Odd-Arne Jacobsen: “While I Was Crossing The Bridge” – a gift to the world

Musician, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, Odd-Arne Jacobsen has worked with most of the leading artists in his home country of Norway, in both theatre and music, and has also presented his craft internationally. He has had his own television show in Russia, as well as a solo concert at the Moscow International Jazz Festival, and has toured the USA, Mexico, Russia, France, China, Kuwait, Scotland, and Japan. In 1990 he undertook a solo concert of his own compositions in New York, becoming the first Norwegian guitar player ever to hold a solo concert in Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Jennifer Hope Releases “My December” for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington

JENNIFER HOPE LAUNCHES DOWNLOAD TO DONATE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT LINKIN PARK’S MUSIC FOR RELIEF CHARITY Singer-Songwriter Jennifer Hope, has released her cover version of Linkin Park’s “My December” to raise awareness, and contributions for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington. The track is available for download until October 27, 2017 at GoFundfMe. A one dollar donation is all that is required to receive a download code, but any additional amount is appreciated and your extended generosity can further help many in their time of need. All donations go to the charity through the

Jordan Everist: “Vacancy” – the perfect soundtrack for anything you can really think of doing

Jordan Everist is a creative from Portland, Oregon. His love of music began when he was 4, but really took off in his high school years. Since then he has been producing music professionally for short films, cartoons, and musicians. He also has had a series of personal projects, where he’s been able to express himself and develop his own voice. Besides music, Jordan has an interest in all things creative, which he shows through his other ventures, writing and animating cartoons, and developing video games. Odds are if you’re reading this review, you’ve heard of Everist’s music before. If

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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