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

RealTalk: “The Time Machine” hosted by DJ Infamous – depth and variety to each song

On his brand new mixtape, “The Time Machine” hosted by DJ Infamous, Phoenix, AZ based artist RealTalk, delivers his visceral lifetime narratives over remixes of hits taken from the 70s, 80s and 90s, including samples by Bobby Womack, Rose Royce, Michael Jackson, Prince, Xscape , Aaliyah, Pink Floyd, and more. The mixtape delivers 12 grooving tracks with beats by a handful of skillful producers, from Dj Eric Swain, Rehab Beats, to BigMattBeatz, Kaleem Beats and MCK, as well as By 318tae who has the lion’s share with 4 tracks. The only feature is The Last Poets on the opening track,

David Vaters: “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 2” – wonderfully orchestrated narratives

“A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 2” finds David Vaters in top form. This is a beautiful complex album that highlights the full brilliance of David’s genius, as well as the serenity and wisdom of a long, full life. Those of you who have listened to the previous, ambitious and critically acclaimed project, “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 1 ”, showcasing a cast of a-league musicians, will know exactly what to expect. As this offers more of the same emotional experiences savored on that recording. Once again David enlightens us with his lyrical wisdom, as he warns about our

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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