Lew Houston: “Safe” – a gritty flow that adds to the lyrical poignancy

Lew Houston is a hip-hop artist currently based in San Diego. Originally from Houston, Texas, Lew rose above the violence and poverty in his life by playing sports and creating music. Influenced by Southern rap styles, he began writing his own lyrics at a young age and released his debut album “The Progression” in 2016.  His latest EP “Back to da Money” is available now, and features the single “Safe”. With no forewarning, Lew gives us a sharp and compact four-minute statement on “Safe”. It’s just a quick and efficient declaration of supremacy, a warning for us not to underrate

Rodrigo Rocha gets the lead role in “SSW Of The Border”

Actor Rodrigo Rocha is not slowing down anytime soon. After a slew of roles, he is preparing to lead a feature indie movie, “SSW Of The Border”. Set to start production in the first quarter of 2019, the film is projected to be released early next year. “SSW Of The Border” will be directed by Felipe Bretas and Bruno Vieira. Other casts of the movie include Kayky Brito, Zhubin Rahbar, Eduardo Magalhaes, Dani Antunes, Eben Reinhardt, Joao Gevaerd, Dimi Papas, Kenzie Dodds, Rhaina Rodovalho, and Juliana Amador. “SSW Of The Border” movie will start production in April 2019. An official

Daud Aur Yahudy: “Home Bound” – The sounds are deep-toned

A former professional athlete in the NFL, now turned singer-songwriter, Daud Aur Yahudy has released his EP “Home Bound”, which follows the re-release of his critically acclaimed debut album “Soulful Life Within”. Daud has earned his right to experiment with his sound and release something that tells us who he really is. The eloquently presents his unique version of future soul lined with a touch of love, spirituality and enchantment. His distinct flare allows him to appeal to the masses without becoming a cookie-cutter R&B and soul singer. The silky smooth, 6 song EP features peaceful and melodic vocals that

Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice.

Marcus Christ continues to move forward in the entertainment industry. He has just recently released two single songs edited for radio play called “It’s Like” and “If I Knew”, for sale on Cdbaby.com. Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice. Marcus Christ was just recently released from jail after pleading no contest to vandalism charges. As an artist Marcus Christ has had problems in the past “expressing himself”. Marcus Christ expects his double album “Prince of the Universe” to showcase various producers, but especially his own productions. Marcus Christ admits he

AMARU: “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” is totally on fire!

AMARU – a singer-songwriter and a trained actor, originally from the Republic of Suriname residing in The Netherlands since 1991 – has found critical success with enough Pop, Rock, R&B and Electronic influenced songs that there’s plenty of demand for more, but there’s nothing like hearing the gloriously hard-nosed Dutch artist rap a beat to shreds. This is something he does not often do. Now on his latest release – “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” – we get to savor just that. The song is rap remix of the title track of his debut album, and is a completely new version,

Hookdiggy: “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette – full feel-good potential

2019 sees Atlanta-based Hookdiggy, continuing his growing momentum and his promise to put out well written hip-hop that appeals not only to fans of the genre, but fans of creative and innovative lyrical content. In fact he goes beyond that with his latest track, “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette. Utilizing full-bodied smooth instrumentation, Hookdiggy manages to pull off an almost cinematic-like ambiance throughout. The intoxicating mix of jazz, hip-hop, and neo-soul with a dash of dance is maintained at a very high level from beginning to end while the musicianship is top-notch every step of the way. Hookdiggy, together

Tony Marino: “Family and Friends” – a wildly rhythmic demonstration of every crowd-pleasing twist

Tony Marino – the South Philly composer, pianist, and bandleader – has been passionately carrying the torch for his love of Latin Jazz sounds since the release of his debut Cd “Tony Marino & Havana Heat: The Latin Jazz Project” which was dropped in January 1997. The artist who fell in love with the piano at just 7 years of age, has since recorded 10 more albums. Each bringing to the fore his songwriting and performing skills learned over the years, after crossing paths with Bill DelGovenatore, Frank DiBussolo, Al Stauffer, Tom Lawton and Ernest Hopkins – all of whom had an

KC Sisters: “Walk With Me” – sincere, authentic and absolute!

The KC Sisters aren’t old enough to remember when radio programmed pop records next to country, rock, folk, and beyond, but their artistic DNA tells them that’s the way music was meant to be heard. Their sound on the EP, “Walk With Me”, is like a warm embrace from a loved one. It’s sincere, authentic and absolute, taken from a legacy of sound that comes from their fondness for the all-girl groups of the 1960s. The Casey sisters – Deanna, Noelle, Tasha, Elise and Kathleen – highlight their acapella harmonization, as well as their mastery as skilled musicians, playing piano,

GentleBeatz: “Soul City” – the rhythm and flow of free form poetry

Sometimes a recording catches you off guard, rising from nowhere and worming its way into your ears with new sounds and ideas. Such a recording grows on you over time, and eventually can reorient what music and sounds you thought you liked. “Soul City” released on December 31 by artist and producer GentleBeatz, is such an EP. Emotionally rich, musically rich, and technically brilliant, it appeared with little fanfare or publicity to mesmerize our senses. GentleBeatz is an artist and producer currently residing in Mozambique. The eclectic creative crafts his tracks in the lo-fi hip-hop/chill-hop genres. Here he includes flavors

Younk makes the music business transparent and accessible to all!

Success in the music business has always depended on connections. The only way to make it was to know the right people or be lucky enough to play in front of someone with influence. Today, everything has changed. Younk now allows artists to get their music heard by listeners, quickly build a fanbase, and even create professionally produced Tracks and music videos with recording industry experts (when they receive enough support from the community). Younk’s group of show-business experts and world-famous producers make, for the first time, the music business transparent and accessible for all. There’s no red tape to

POOL MOON ELEPHANT: “Unexpected Imperfections” works on many levels

POOL MOON ELEPHANT is the name under which the Swiss electronic music duo composed of Riccardo Studer and Ivan Nurchis, undertake their creative journey through the electronic world of music and animation. Both have a twenty-year experience in audio-visuals, and working for film and TV productions. Their project of sound and visuals was intended to not to focus on a specific genre but to experiment all electronic styles. Their symbol of freedom and strength is a little elephant. Born in Bali during June of 2015, POOL MOON ELEPHANT have so far released the EP “Unexpected Imperfections”, followed by the remix EP, entitled “Welcome To Fokker. They are currently working on a new remix EP set for an April release. Plus another EP set for a June release.

“Unexpected Imperfections” is the sort of recording that would have been considered legendary had it come out in the first half of the ’80s, and it is clearly trying to evoke a sort of new wave of retro sound without coming across as sappy, nostalgic, or too derivative.

It’s really good. In a genre where other artists tend to get off track with ear-grinding over-the-top synth work or bass that is just there to give you a headache, POOL MOON ELEPHANT makes you just want to close your eyes and admire the wonder of the musical landscapes they paint with their instruments complete with magical worlds of wide open vistas, and endless skies.

Music is all subjective and everybody has an opinion, but I am a picky listener who is constantly in search of something that hits me in the spot, and for me, “Unexpected Imperfections” is simply perfect. All of the resources the duo pulls together for this EP simply works on many levels for me.

From the opening track “Touché”, POOL MOON ELEPHANT brings plenty of cool, airy synths, some atmospheric analog-like sounds, and, of course, the occasional voice. However, it also brings other musical elements to the table that blend with their sound so well it seems like this is who they were meant to be the whole time. Pulling out songs that will inevitably be stand out singles is a bit tricky as the whole album just flows extremely well.

One thing that is always appreciated in any collection of songs is some stylistic variance. It’s very hard to enjoy 5 songs in a row that don’t change energy and sound almost exactly the same. What POOL MOON ELEPHANT has done here is make a creative piece that has a cohesive musical experience with highs, lows, and mixes new production with old school ideas.

The EP definitely has its moments when there is no choice but to stand up and rock to the beat, and I’m thinking about the hyper-percussive “Captain To My Eyes”.

But there’s also times where you can sit back and appreciate the well composed, ever-changing soundscapes and melodies, such as is in “Deep Thirst” or “Six Cats In The Flowers of Evil”. Something that deserves a lot of praise here are the bass lines.

It’s not often that our ears are graced with bass lines such as those on “Welcome To Fokker”, that manage to be funky, interesting, thumping and just downright impressive without being too repetitive or being too flashy. All in all, there aren’t any complaints to be made about “Unexpected Imperfections”. It’s a great EP that gives you a sort of blast from the past, mixed with a jump into the future.

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