Lee Lee Lanea: “Basswhipped” resonates gloriously

Beats aren’t gendered. So why are we still in the dark ages when it comes to gender equality in the music studio? Women represent less than 5% of music producers and engineers. Yes, the music industry—like every industry on this patriarchal planet—is sexist. That is not news. But this means we’re missing out on a whole world of sounds, stories, and perspectives. Our culture has systematically ingrained this idea that technology is more of a man’s thing. Then of course there’s the fact that most men get freaked out when women do things better than them or even as good

Nothing But You, Nicky has released her latest single on Phoenix Records

American singer Nicky has released her latest single on Phoenix Records. Her much anticipated single entitled, “ON MY OWN,” is available via all digital channels as of now. The single was composed by Multi-award winning composer Emine Sari, produced by Cihat Atlig, with vocal production and engineering by Multi-platinum winning engineer Joel Evenden. “ON MY OWN” showcases Nicky’s strength, both vocally and emotionally, as she performs her bold, unapologetic lyrics. She uses her music to tell stories and to capture the true emotion behind the music. Inspired by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, Nicky also draws influences

DownTown Mystic: “On E STREET” is filled with exceptional music!

Sha-La Music, Inc. announces the release of On E Street, a 4 song EP by US Rocker DownTown Mystic on UK Label Nub Music. The EP’s release date is December 1 and will be digitally distributed via ADA/Warner Music. The EP features rare studio performances by the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section from Bruce Springsteen’s legendary E Street Band – drummer “Mighty” Max Weinberg & bassist Garry Tallent. Despite having played with Springsteen for over 40 years and studio work for various artists, Max & Garry have only played together on the same session for only a few artists. This puts DownTown Mystic in some very exclusive company. DownTown Mystic started as the alter ego of

Mobb Boss: “Lil Lady” – the depth, perspective and hunger of a performer

Being respected, revered and admired as an emcee is what often elevates a rapper from being one who merely strings together words that rhyme into an appreciated lyricist of the highest order. However, while there are a long string of spitters and scribes that have come along, the elite few who have found themselves mentioned in conversations and debates when discussing quality artists, have one thing in common: a track record of consistently delivering music that make the most of their lyrical abilities and serve as a piece of themselves. When speaking of today’s pack of underground orators, Mobb Boss

“All Your Bull” – A Politically motivated song from The Chile Colorado band

Rock band Chile Colorado’s debut album’s success at Rock Radio was a headline on the Newswire Jumbotron in Times Square, Manhattan, New York, across the street from the Hard Rock Cafe this month. The Chile Colorado band is next scheduled to release the digital single “Getting Restless” to Active Rock and Mainstream Rock Radio from the new self-titled album after having achieved 100 College Radio stations “Adding” the set for airplay. The ‘Chile Colorado’ album features Ron Wright, songwriter, lead guitar, and vocalist, with Paul Goss on bass & background vocals, and John Ferraro on drums. All three are veteran

Pastor Peter Unger Releases New Single “The Memories of God”

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA — Peter wrote this song for the older people, who he had the honor and privilege of ministering to over many years. Pete explained that many had a humble, kind, and appreciative dignity; qualities born of a long life shaped by faith and wisdom. Most were to experience the debilitating effects of age, including mental decline and dementia. During visits he struggled and prayed with them through the inevitable spiritual and emotional valleys of such a decline. He further explained that those, for whom faith and a personal relationship with God most defined what it meant to

King Draper: “1992” – simplistic in its premise but unquestionably real in its execution

You can’t write about underground or independent hip-hop and not write about King Draper. Or at least I seemingly can’t. For the past couple years the man’s been a nearly constant presence in my journalistic exploits. And now, I’m sitting down again to review his latest 11 track project, “1992”.  The King hits me with dope music and I write about it, and I’m more than happy with the arrangement. If you’ve peeped any of King Draper’s projects before, what you get from this project won’t surprise you. Draper with his soulful, jazzy, production and his smart anecdotes detailing tales

Edgler Vess: “Violet” – essential to your hip-hop collection

Every album that Edgler Vess releases, breathes with a distinct personality, each a shape-shifting assemblage of personage and programming that sounds more like a kind of miraculous hyperlinked sound collage than rap. His lyrical feats go unmatched for sheer idiosyncrasy and insight; beyond rap enthusiasts, many of his strongest supporters are probably writers and music heads. A master of the microphone and the beats, Vess has constantly swapped out his tools and themes, avoiding revision and instead choosing innovation. When Edgler Vess does what he does, he’s impossible to ignore. He’s profound, he’s impressive, and he’s damn entertaining. In short,

J-Hamz: “I Stack Up Remixes” – breaking free from the formulaic!

A medical doctor by day, J-Hamz is a classically trained pianist who produces electronic by night. J-Hamz has been featured in various music magazines and radio stations. His “I Stack Up” track was a Beatport Staff Pick as well as charting in the top ten electro house and big room charts. The EP “I’d Do Anything” also charted on Beatport and has received airplay on over a 100 college FM radio stations. J-Hamz together with Jaculator also received a nomination for the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards’ as DJ/Electronic Recording of the Year for the aforementioned EP. In his 6th release,

Reverse Mechanic: “Cruise Control” – The lyrical skill, the tempo changes, the technique, all of it!

Reverse Mechanic is a completely independent hip hop artist breakin’ it down in Minneapolis, MN. As a former published poet with a Bachelor’s in creative writing, he has been doing the reverse limbo, raising the bar for lyricists since 2012. His recent music videos on YouTube have helped him gain notoriety, winning several Artists and Repertoire Awards from Beat100, as well as entertaining fans throughout the year. Reverse Mechanic’s latest album “The Mixed Ape”, which has been in the works for a while, is almost set for release. In the meantime he has dropped a new single, “Cruise Control” (Co-Prod.

P Bailey: “Story” forges its all-embracing prowess

Originally from the UK, P Bailey is the man known with the 5 octave range. He had his first taste of musical inspiration while taking part in music class in grade school and then went on to be influenced by the  Motown and Muscle Shoals sounds. With no formal training Bailey developed his singing and writing style by listening to his favorite artists of the day, such as Ron Isley, Donny Hathaway, Luther Van Dross, Michael Jackson, Prince and James Brown.  P Bailey had his first break when Rick James used a sample of his song ‘Part time Lover’ on the sound track of the movie Colors, from then on he has been called up to do to studio work and many features, as well as successfully releasing a charting EDM single called ‘Get on Board’ which went on to reach #3 on the House Dance Charts in the UK.

Now on his latest upcoming 10 track album entitled “Story”, P Bailey digs deep and goes back to some of his funk and soul roots, with the tracks being mixed into cutting edge Club and Dance themes. The album kicks off with the funk infused “Kick My Bottay”, which is as close as dammit to being the best track on the entire project. A rumbling bass line, sweet harmonies and a steamy melody will propel this tune into your sweaty mindset on first listen.

“Underrated” features forceful and distinctive singing and the piercing tone of the horn-like keyboard as well as delectable percussion flavorings. “Find Me Somebody” (Sava Boric Mix) has an eclectic Earth Wind and Fire feel in the falsetto harmonies and insistent forward-motion beat.

The Pop and RnB affected “Mystery” (Sava Boric Mix), switches its emphasis to the modern-day auto-tune twisting, which will go down a bomb with the club crowd. P Bailey steps up the heat and tempo with “The System” (Funky Euro Mix), without losing the groove or melody he holds so dear in his arrangements.

The title track “Story” forges all its electronic prowess in the beat, while P Bailey piles in multi-layered offbeat vocals. On “Free” he switches the vibe to an old school piano-driven, mid-tempo melodic croon, again filled with P Bailey’s usual trademark harmonies.

Dense and raw, “Beautiful Urban Mix” is that creative funk-soul-pop mix, you would have expected from the genial mind of Prince. Finally “Melody” brings us to P Bailey’s soul-food – the ballad – which sounds like a cross between Earth Wind & Fire and Akon, as it brings old school melody together with new school vocal effects. The album closes with the electronic banger “Day Dreaming” (Club Mix).

This album title may go above and beyond, but “Story” is definitely music that makes you want to move and groove. And P Bailey’s smooth, lilting tenor takes you all the way there. Impressive as it is, this album is just the latest chapter in P Bailey’s busy, remarkably resilient musical life.

He is an old-school artist that keeps himself relevant with modern music but still keeps it classic at the same time. Class and classic sounds go hand in hand when P Bailey is on the mic.  I’m already waiting on the next album, and this one hasn’t even come out yet!

The album “Story” by P Bailey aka Paul Bailey is now available on Pre-order over at iTunes.

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Find me somebody (Sava Boric Mix) from Paul Bailey on Vimeo.

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