Richy: “#RichySeason” – seething tone seals the beats together!

Upstate rap artist MBK Richy from Auburn, NY has released his album “#RichySeason”. The album starts with a bang with the lead single, which is also a video, “Talk That Shit feat. Leedreamer” it’s totally unrelenting and is a good foreshadowing of what this high energy album is going to be. Richy has a great choice in beats that separates him from the herd, and forms part of that specific trait that runs across this entire album – he will do anything to keep you interested – from the beats to the rapping. Richy has a very good vocal range for an

Mr. Flames: “Local Kingpin – EP” – mastering the role he’s developed for himself

Scartobe Galantae Flames aka Mr. Flames is of African American, Cuban, and Italian descent. Originally from the east side of Cleveland, Mr. Flames currently live in Dayton, Ohio. Growing up was rough for Mr. Flames due to being a part of the typical struggle for an African American family, so he went to the streets in search for money. As time progressed through his hustling days, Mr. Flames moved up in reputation as the local kingpin. He then decided to pick up the microphone and give rapping a shot. After losing both parents, he came up with the name ‘Scartobe

Kiki Sire: “Rutina” – exciting rhythms and smooth vocals

Kiki Sire is a Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Composer and graduate of the Matanzas School of Musica in Cuba where he studied alongside many great Cuban musicians by day and performing salsa music in the festivals and clubs of Havana, Varadero and Mantanzas by night. Kiki who has performed with many great musicians, has made regular appearances on TV and Radio and won many awards and talent contests for his singing. “Rutina” is a salsa album composed, performed and produced by Kiki Sire containing 8 original compositions. Kiki Sire is undoubtedly well versed in the art of musical conversation, as he is

Owl Company: “Horizon” carves out blistering rhythms

Owl Company is a band from São Paulo, Brazil that combines hard rock influences from the 70s to the 90s with modern rage and brutality, creating a sound that is fresh, aggressive, and engaging. Launched in 2015 the band has built a strong presence in São Paulo, playing all the premier venues in town. Their first single “Condescend,” quickly grabbed attention locally and now the band is setting its sights on crashing international borders. Owl Company’s chosen vehicle to get them where they need to be going is their full-length debut album “Horizon”, set to drop July 14th 2017. The

Harmony Drive: “Be There” – fresh, upbeat and vibrant music!

Most times you can gauge the potential quality of a creative project just by gazing through its credits. In this case, the single by Norwegian band Harmony Drive – “Be There”, was recorded in Denver, Colorado. With help of production duo Glenn Sawyer & Rich Veltrop (Tom Petty, Ozzy Osbourne, Macy Gray), and Dave Elitch (Mars Volta, Killer be killed) on drums. The music video, filmed in Norway and the Philippines, features the multi-talented Supermodel, TV-host, and Surfer Mona Lisa Neuboeck. Of course for the potential quality to transform into effective quality you need a stunning song and band. Lars

Delta Station: “An Unexpected Turn of Events” – the experience is more epic and cinematic

The little 14 year old Australian genius who goes by the moniker of Delta Station, has a new album out. And, somewhat predictably, it’s another utter and perfect treat. Before you listen to Delta Station’s latest album you really should leave all preconceptions at the door. Despite the connotations of the album’s title, “An Unexpected Turn of Events” is a joyous affair. It is an album that is warm, exhilarating, and incredibly uplifting and it is his greatest piece of work to date. Delta Station has only been in the production craft since June 2016, but has already released two EPs, previous to this album.

The Valium: “Amazing Breakdowns” – walking the high-wire intersections of visceral punk-rock expression and high art perfection

The Valium hooked me as soon as I heard the first track “Too Many Dreams Of Rock N Roll” from freshly released album, entitled “Amazing Breakdowns”. This was an album that hit me in the gut and instantly dragged me along for the ride. After listening to it, I must say that this is one of the most unique, interesting and high-energy bands I have ever heard in the alternative rock scene of late. Though taken from a myriad of influences, their sound is completely their own and every song sounds unique to their band. I can’t really imagine some

Newborn: “Honey Trap” – something of a perfect alchemy

The Coney Island, Brooklyn-based band Newborn was formed by  high school friends Allen James (vocals/guitar) and Eric Weglicki (guitar/bass/vocals) and a love of rock spanning from Metallica, Nirvana, to Muse. After many years of jamming together they decided to form a band. Newborn played their first show December 2014 which was followed by the release their debut EP “Broken Virgo”. The band has since evolved musically, adding drummer Dave Goldenberg, and going from strength to strength, culminating in the release of their latest single, entitled “Honey Trap”. The song features Newborn’s most diverse lyrical palette to date. The result is a cohesive,

Gloom Influx: “First LP” – looping the listener into a nostalgic yet futuristic world

Montréal-based musician Luc Leclerc, aka Gloom Influx, delivers a unique and powerful blend of metal and synthwave, influenced by 80’s movies and video game soundtracks, heavy metal, and contemporary artists like Justice, and Carpenter Brut. Sometimes you need to listen to music that makes you feel like you are in the future in outer space and somehow the 80s never ended. And sometimes you want to add elements of robots, monsters and fear. When you want those things, there are few better than Gloom Influx . Whether you come at this album from the perspective of someone into synthwave, darkwave

Jigsaw Man: ‘No Home’ – a self-produced EP with strong stoner overtones

The 4 track ‘No Home’ EP is the debut release from Jigsaw Man, the moniker under which singer-songwriter Steven Faulkner is releasing original material. “It’s nice doing things under a pseudonym because you can be more personal about the lyrics, and because you have that separation,” said Faulkner, continuing: “In my head the lyrics belong to Jigsaw Man, so I can be more honest and personal. I can write far more honestly and I’ve certainly done that on this EP. In the past I’ve always looked for metaphor or simile but this EP is very honest.” Playing since he was a

Mrs. X: “Monday Sunshine” – a sparking musical personality!

“Monday Sunshine”, a 3-track single by Mrs. X, is now available for downloading and streaming on all major digital stores. The track is the next single by singer-songwriter Mrs. X to be released by PR Delft Music! and iMusician Digital as part of the “Pop à la carte” project. The song finds Mrs. X again working with London-based sound guru, Sefi Carmel, who has already worked on her previous smash singles “80 Miles Away” and “He Plays Rock and Roll”. Sefi is well-known for having worked with megastars the likes of B.B. King, David Bowie, Birdy and others. Also along for the ride, on the brand new, uplifting and good vibes single is none other than M. Dwizzy, who adds his usual dash of spice to the rap interludes.

Joining him on the recording are two fresh new talents, unique rap performer YYZ out of Canada with his energetic voice, and producer/ DJ from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who’s best known by his palindromic stage name KZNZK. They all form part of the over 40 musicians collaborating with Mrs. X.

Considering the significant team behind the project, any serious music lover will have already acknowledged the fact that the word ‘quality’ already forms part of the song description before you even press play on “Monday Sunshine” for the first time.

The rest is taken care of by the extraordinary performing capabilities of Mrs. X herself, who says: “’Monday Sunshine’ is a happy song, a feel good song, a wellness song. You never know where inner-peace will come from, usually it is the small things in life, little miracles that happen around us all the time, if we slow down and take the time to notice. It can be as simple as a ray of sunshine”.

If for some reason you have never heard of Mrs. X up until now, this track is a stunning introduction to a sparking musical personality who crosses genres and musical eras. The recording sounds like a multifaceted all-embracing concoction that mixes cutting-edge electronica with the brilliant melodic-pop flavors of mega hit-makers ABBA and the chic dancefloor grooves of Madonna, and it works big time.

Plus Mrs. X has her own very distinct voice and persona. Drop in the urban essence brought to the table by the dashes of rap, and it will be hard to not trade your Monday blues for “Monday Sunshine”. The lyrics are uplifting and exhilarating, in the wake of weekend heartache. There can be no better way to kick off any week, with a fresh new start as invigoratingly expressed as this.

Mrs. X is following her own rules and ambitiously paints a musical picture and standard of performance and recording only major label stars are able to pull off.  Bottom Line: this is a cross-over record that can and probably will appeal to fans of all kinds of popular music regardless of genre.

Whether this song is played in the club, in your car, or on the radio, makes no difference whatsoever to the impact it will have on you – “Monday Sunshine” will always fit the bill perfectly. This track is yet another sincere and honest piece of work by Mrs. X. and her performing and production crew. Maintaining consistency, the production is of tasteful, clean quality, never skimping on emotion and fun.

MORE ABOUT MRS. X: Mrs. X created her signature style “pop á la carte” in 2012. Drawing inspiration from her family’s background across multiple continents, she describes pop á la carte as pop mixed with a strong guitar riffs, with a  touch of rock and then seasoned with a slight Caribbean influence, and after years of experimenting and perfecting, she has transformed her new style into a gourmet musical menu.

Just as she draws inspiration from around the world, she knows no boundaries when choosing her musicians. She loves to collaborate with musicians from all over the world and has worked with producers like Yashar Bakhish from Baku and Carlos Perón, best known as the grounder for the Swiss band Yello. In her current team are professionals from UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Jamaica, USA, Brazil and Azerbaijan.

When she first felt inspired to begin recording music, she turned to “The Circus Princess,” an operetta by Emmerich Kalman. In a world dominated by celebrity, the talented acrobat Mr. X shuns personal fame for love of his act. After donning a black mask one day, he begins wearing the mask during all of his performances to hide his identity, and he never reveals his name or personal history. With his origins safe from the public, he is free to pursue his art. Just like her fictional inspiration, Mrs. X finds the mask and her secrecy a key to her artistic liberation.

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