NazB: “When We Were Young” boasts an impeccable flow

As a child growing up in Nigeria, NazB was surrounded by the music of his native West African homeland. With members of his immediate and extended family playing instruments and singing, music was a part of his upbringing. His persistence and perseverance eventually gained him the nickname Nazodobas, which eventually evolved into NazB and became his rapper alias. Now based in Zurich, Switzerland, NazB has been performing, recording and releasing hit songs, almost at will, since his debut album “Money In Da Game”, dropped in 2006. His brand of music blends hard-hitting urban beats, funky bass driven rhythms, and African

Croatia’s Sudar Percussion Ensemble is and Award-Winning Group

The Sudar Percussion Ensemble is a successful, award-winning group from Croatia that consists of very talented Croatian percussionists. They have completed a very high number of performances, tours and projects in Croatia and abroad since 2010.Their distinguishing characteristic is the original interpretations of famous works by classical and popular music composers, as well as their innovative and humorous ensemble members who have incredible musicality and technical skills. Throughout the years they have performed many remarkable concerts and appeared at important festivals. The Sudar Percussion Ensemble have also performed alongside world-renowned artists, as well as some of the biggest names in

RAVENSCROFT- “STAND UP” Video is the sound of a band inspired

Ralph Buso (Vocals), Brett Gorke (Guitars), Devin Baker (Bass), Pat Magrath (Drums), collectively known as RAVENSCROFT, are working on their most unique, creative, exploratory, and bone-crushing recording they have ever produced. It’s a progressive work of metal and rock art, delving deep into the nature of their craft. This six song EP “Rebel” will be released on March 25th 2018.  And there will be a release party held at The Slidebar in Fullerton California with Killset. The soaring melodies, the intense guitar solos, the deeply profound lyrics all take part in painting the picture that the band’s works regularly deliver.

Exit 22 Music: “Last Goodbye” – one of the finest musical acts in the pop-rock underground

It seems almost impossible that an artist that has been around this long – 20 years in Chris Calamera’s case, can keep making records that stand up among the best that he has ever done. Let’s be clear: “Last Goodbye” is a great song. It’s poppy, with a big melody and an insistent rock rhythm, and it’s catchy as hell. Sounds like authentic Exit 22 Music to me. This is pure Calamera from his pop-rock songwriting style standpoint, and pure Exit 22 Music, considering the breathtaking vocals and high production-value quotient. The perfect, power-pop formula. Exit 22 Music has been keeping

Lake of the Lion embodies embody emotive sounds and textures

Lake of the Lion is the brand name and moniker for Luxembourg music composer and producer, Daniel Kohnen, who is steadily building up his catalog and increasing his fan-base with regular new releases. In recent years, ambient instrumental and soundtrack scores have been following a certain trend. Composers seem to have this motif of creating overblown pieces with harsh lead instruments blasting out from the blue and background strings creating suspense with their melodies. Sure it was fun for a while, but within that little span of time listeners were just begging for it to stop because composers had this

Natalie Jean and Levi Moore: “The Letting Go” speaks the language of the ordinary person

A good duet, in our modern age, is a rare thing. There are plenty of features, guest verses and co-writes, and the cameo drop-in is a dime a dozen. The number of genuine duets, where vocalists share verses and tell a story together in the space of a song, is very small. If your optimism fails you, as you wonder whether there are enough great acts to keep hit radio stocked with worthy pop music duets, it’s reassuring to find that Natalie Jean and Levi Moore have a first-rate single to carry us through the next few months, all by itself. The

MAKI: ‘Waking Up With The World On Fire’ – truly majestic — grandiose, slowly unfolding, and extremely cinematic

The world is a fragmented place, with fear and hate giving rise to isolationist movements around the globe and huge portions of the population turning inward rather than outward towards each other. As such waves of bigotry spread like wildfire, the music scene becomes extremely important, not just because it means more great music, but because it connects us all together on a wavelength that hits the human heart, soul and mind even harder, faster and deeper than anger can. A creative constant in the field of communicative contemporary Instrumental music, is MAKI who focuses his ample talents on a

3 Phase – ready for genre domination!

The names Chirag Shah, Prasham Deliwala and Melvin Saldana may in themselves not ring a familiar bell in your ear right now. Probably, neither will the moniker ‘3 Phase’, nor their 6 track self-titled EP. It’s logical, it’s the law of the industry’s hype machine – cast a light on the big label clones, and leave the independent creatives in the shadows. Luckily the internet has a different set of rules.  On hearing the 3 Phase EP, the lofty ambition, the focus and dedication of this creative collective of producers, songwriters and vocal talent, makes sense – its six tracks

Sy: “Get Out Of My Dreams” – grab this R&B and Soul extravaganza

The singer, songwriter and author, Sy, releases a brand new single produced by Rueben Wood. The track “Get Out Of My Dreams” is the first single release written by the artist in 2018, since writing two self-help books, “A Swan Among Ducks” and “Saying Yes to (No): Learning the Power of (No) before the end of 2017. This track soulfully captures the spirit and feel of the emotional journey of grown womanhood. It is juicy, dynamic, soulful, gorgeous, and it is nourishment for the soul…and mind, as it examines the intricacies of a relationship built on want and lust. As

IJK: “Johnny & June” – sounds invigorated!

Alternative rock artist Imad Jack Karam, known by his initials and stage name IJK, is a Dubai-based, Lebanese singer-songwriter, who has released critically acclaimed songs and recorded with internationally known music producers in prestigious London studios. Both his singles “Space Odyssey” and “Dancing Shadows” garnered a positive reception from fans and critics alike. IJK has a style that can move between edgy modern-day alt-rock and sixties rock n’ roll crooning.  He recently published his latest single and supporting, fully animated video, for the song “Johnny & June”. So, how does this new offering cope? Very well, in truth. “Johnny &

RealTalk Featuring Curt Flo and Taiyou: “CURSES” – hunger, and a lyrical ferocity

RealTalk is a Phoenix, AZ based artist who records out of Studio Flo Music based in Mesa, AZ. “CURSES” is the first full album released dedicated to spreading truths. He recently rhymed on the song ‘Q.O.D’ from Studio Flo Music CEO Curt Flo and Taiyou’s album ‘Monsoon Season’ which was released in September 2016 and is available for purchase on iTunes. RealTalk’s dedication is purely to telling the African American reality through personal and anecdotal experiences without the censorship of a major record label. RealTalk is appreciative for the opportunity to work with Curt Flo and Taiyou as well as the hard work they put into the album while managing a studio.

CURSES” is the first full album released dedicated to spreading truths. RealTalk has produced an excellent 21st-century record that balances political powder kegs, audacious floss raps, complementary beats, and honest-to-god inspiration.

CURSES” has its overall theme awash with the disenfranchisement of African Americans. Its history, issues and what continues to happen in order to keep the status quo. RealTalk puts racism and inequality directly into the listener’s ear. He defines it in different ways and perspectives. If you really take his lyrics to heart, you may learn something.

On “Curses”, he steps up to the plate with a hunger, and a lyrical ferocity. He is in peak lyrical form, and in penning an unmitigated indictment of the conventions and regulations the U.S. clings to, he opens the gates for discourse not just in the black community, but for anyone listening.

Gliding atop a bass-heavy track with synths humming in the background, the flow is impeccable on “Cops In My Rear View” ft Curt Flo, Taiyou (Prod. by Synesthetic Nation), and the bars are full of reverence, while maintaining an objective look at the kind of atrocities man still commits on another man.

Nowhere, though, does RealTalk’s flow shine brighter than on “BloodLine” Ft. Curt Flo, Taiyou (Prod. by Synesthetic Nation). The gorgeous, mesmerizing beat twinkles over a slow drum loop, and RealTalk brings his quick, hard-hitting flow to the forefront. On “Preach” Ft. Curt Flo (Prod. by Beatstars.com) his delivery becomes slower and more meticulous, it’s clear he wants every word rapped to be heard.

“Keep It 100” Ft. Curt Flo (Prod. by 20dollarbeats.com) shows what is most important about this effort from RealTalk, as just like Nas in the day – his mind, soul, and wit is sharp. Luckily, for the world of music, RealTalk’s spirit is too strong to be stifled; he is, after all, one of the true rebels in the genre.

RealTalk presents not just a hunger, but a very aggressively displayed commentary on the black identity in the historical, cultural and modern context, and from multiple viewpoints. Check out his 360° vision on “Belly Of The Beast” Ft. Curt Flo, Taiyou (Prod. by Beatstars.com).

His message is effective and will leave you thinking. And needless to say, the lyrical skill that you’d expect great rap recording is here in full force. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this album. RealTalk brings it lyrically on every track. The production is top notch and the flow is immaculate too.

And when RealTalk is not digging deep into the socio-political Afro-American fabric, he is engaged in deeply emotional content such as “One Love” Ft. Curt Flo (Prod. by Beatstars.com), one of my favorite tracks on the album. All round though, hardly will you find another album that is so entertaining, intellectual, and raw.

RealTalk is making music from the depths, mining the bottom to pull up the filth and shed the light of day on it. But Regardless of what this record is about, and how you relate to its gut-wrenching content, this is some seriously vibrant hip-hop. Its RealTalk doing what he does best: not giving a fuck and spitting fire!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

www.studioflosound.com
RealTalk social: Twitter: @realtalk480 IG: realtalk480
Curt Flo social: Twitter: @curtflo @studioflomusic
Taiyou social: Twitter: @mistertaiyou IG: @mistertaiyou

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