Quinn Soular: “Ovah & Ovah” ft. Ziggi Recado – both impressionistic and insightful

Quinn Soular has released his 3rd official single “Ovah & Ovah” which is a summer banger featuring guest vocals from Dutch-Caribbean Reggae superstar Ziggi Recado. Born on the Island of St. Maarten, Quincy Adolphin aka Quinn Soular is a Pop and R&B singer-songwriter who has his own music production company, QP (The Quinn Productions). If you’re a fan or just a longtime R&B historian in general, you probably know that some of the game’s most renowned voices were cultivated in choir stands and churchyards. Sure, R&B’s secular content often clashes with the gospel’s divine intent but the similarities are unmistakable.

Emmanuel Dalmas & Kirby Howarth: “This Is Love That I’m Feeling” – a song with a country bent

Emmanuel Dalmas a company founder and high level executive in the scientific industry from the South West of France, also moonlights as a multi-genre music composer. Dalmas has been steadily building his music catalog since kicking things off in 2016 from his home studio. He produces instrumental and vocal tracks, engaging talented male and female voices to complete his projects, which in turn are made available for both commercial and non-commercial use. Emmanuel Dalmas recently dropped his latest single, “This Is Love That I’m Feeling”, done in collaboration with Kirby Howarth, who added the vocals and lyrics to Dalmas’ music and

Armonite: “And The Stars Above” – complex, vibrant sonic landscapes

May 2018 saw the release of the new album, “And The Stars Above”, by Italian progressive rock band, Armonite, featuring violinist Jacopo Bigi and keyboardist Paolo Fosso. The album also includes a guest appearance by Porcupine Tree’s bassist, Colin Edwin. Composer Fosso and violinist Bigi are classical musicians who through their teenage years, joined local bands, playing a variety of genres and artists, from the Beatles to Dream Theater. At the end of the ’90s, while still in college, they would play in a band called Armonite. They released an album in 1999, performed a few dates live, and then

MVJOR ARCVNA: “The Last Word in Love”- a master of layers and sequenced progression

Jaron Pearlman aka MVJOR ARCVNA, is an audio engineer, backing musician, and songwriter who grew up in Asheville NC, and is now based in Atlanta GA. Over the years he has toured and recorded with a wide range of artists, including The Indigo Girls, The Shadowboxers, Amor Kismet, Mercury Jackson and more. MVJOR ARCVNA is revered by many critics – and certainly by us – as one of the most quintessential independent producers currently around, standing almost alone in his ability to mix catchy crossover EDM-Pop sounds with complex rock-styled songwriting, and igniting the electronic underground in a truly unprecedented fashion.

DJ Mizzy: “Prost” – gorgeously phrased synth lines, and subtly floating aural overtones

Boasting a sound that goes from his favored deep house grooves to hip-hop, DJ Mizzy, born Claudel Larose, is an international DJ and producer raised just outside of New York. Inspired by artists such as Sander van Doorn, DJ Yonny, and Avicii, Mizzy has a strong passion for his work. Throughout his 18 years of DJing, Mizzy has traveled all over the world to perform, using the original Technic SL1200 turntable as his prime tool. His latest endeavor is “Prost”, a German influenced track with a melodic tone, incorporating a subtle Caribbean flair. DJ Mizzy’s melodies are emotionally evocative and

Boy Leadfoot: “Turn-Buckle” – wholeheartedly playing to their strengths and sounding great while doing it

Max Gordon with Boy Leadfoot is a three-piece blues-based, alternative soul and rock project, from Vancouver Island, Canada. Their latest release, the EP “Turn-Buckle” is a breath of fresh air compared to the pop dribble permeating the American music scene right now. This is the type of musical project that will carve out a steady cult following and attract a good deal of critical acclaim. All three members are very professional and innovative musicians, and musicians of any sort will gobble up all kinds of licks, tones and spices from this release. The EP resides in the nebulous nexus of

Juan Donovan: “Merlot & Marijuana” – a brilliant compendium of styles and luxurious production

As one half of the production duo Darkroom Productions, Juan Donovan has produced with his partner Jamal Roberts some of today’s hottest artists. That list includes R Kelly, Wale, Young Money, Maino, JellyRoll, 24Hrs (Royce Rizzy), Brick Squad, G-Unit, Bad Boy, and more. The duo also won multiple awards for its phenomenal work on HBO’s classic hit series “The Wire”, which garnered them featured in major publications such as FADER, The New York Times, VIBE, and dozens more. It’s not surprising then that Juan Donovan would want to drop a record that’s as much a personal statement as a collection

American Spirits: “Nowhere Near Perfect” – at their most musically and lyrically ambitious

Since being launched in 2017, Bowling Green, Ohio, Indie Rock band, American Spirits, have also founded The Summit Shack, a local DIY venue that has hosted over 25 bands since its inception in the same year. 2018 saw the four piece band release their album “Nowhere Near Perfect”. This recording will grip you by the neck and slam you into the ground. It’s simply one of the most listenable Emo albums you would have heard in a while. You could play the whole thing through without getting bored, probably every day if you wanted to. The music is catchy. The

Internationally Acclaimed Contemporary Jazz Band Drivetime Drops Elegant New Single “Mysterious Life”

 Song is the Lead Single and Title Track of their Latest Album Single Follows their Billboard Jazz #1 Most Added song “Whispers”  Single Marks Band’s relaunch Via Red Hot New The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records  (Los Angeles – The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records is proud to announce the release of a new single, “Mysterious Life,” by Jazz Fusion torchbearers Drivetime. This Michael B. Sutton production is enriched with sensual soprano saxophone, spacy synths, pulsating drums and percussion, deep pocket bass and enigmatic electric guitar, “Mysterious Life” – the title track of the band’s eight and latest

d’Z: “Connected” – dazzling musical arrangements and a super-tight rhythm section

Hans-Peter de Zeeuw a.k.a. d’Z is a Dutch drummer and composer in the soul, jazz and funk genres. Born to a conservative family in Rotterdam, the life of d’Z changed at the age of nine when he took his first drum lesson. He knew he was destined to be a drummer. By 19, d’Z attended the largest conservatory for pop, jazz and world music in Europe, being taught by leading musicians of the Netherlands. It wasn’t long before d’Z was a sought-after drummer, but he attended the summer of 2016 before turning his attentions to recording. d’Z handpicked his favorite

Miss Tun Pickney: “When I Need A Remedy” – a style that offers a glimpse at the roots of reggae history

Based between London, United Kingdom and Murcia, Spain, Miss Tun Pickney (real name Dingle Heywood) is one of five brothers on a mission to produce new original reggae music. Influenced by Bob Marley and Sly & Robbie, Miss Tun Pickney has been amassing knowledge and experience of the reggae scene to use in his current crop of music productions. His freshest release is the single “When I Need A Remedy”, out via Dingazz Music platform which has hosted several singles and a dub EP by Miss Tun Pickney.

If you are looking for that true reggae sound and spiritual lyrical quality this is the track for you. Authentic sounds of reggae’s root elements that take us forward to the present. If you have been listening to reggae from ever since, you will love this.

If you are a new listener to reggae, you will still love this. “When I Need A Remedy” is far superior to so many reggae releases that just attempting to create Bob Marley remakes. Miss Tun Pickney is no Marley clone, and has his own take on the genre.

As a reggae music fan, I enjoy listening to all artists especially those that play roots and culture like the Marley’s do. But I don’t expect them to sound like any of the Marley’s, which is often the case.

Instead Miss Tun Pickney has a style that offers a glimpse at the roots of reggae history and the essence of its journey into today, but in a voice and sound of is his own which also reflects traces of Ska. The instruments, lyrics and harmony come together like music for the gods on “When I Need A Remedy” in a laidback an unforced rhythmic style.

There are none of the clichéd current dancehall reggae traits that are preoccupied with sex and materialism, devoid of the revolutionary, empowering sentiments that were intrinsic to reggae’s development in the late 60’s.

Miss Tun Pickney’s ongoing offensive seems to be to uphold the integrity of reggae music. There’s obviously nothing wrong with dancehall in its appropriate time and place but to preserve reggae’s integrity you must have a balance. Reggae’s consciousness was built on powerful positive Rastafarian messages and that is not being pushed today.

Miss Tun Pickney’s “When I Need A Remedy” is a contemplative song meant to soothe, uplift and inspire. The most commonly misunderstood and misconceived form of music is reggae.

While it has been the conductor on the feel good train for decades, anyone would be hard pressed to pinpoint the decisive reason behind its feel good mantra. Most people like to believe that it’s the music’s heartfelt lyrics that give the genre its reputation.

What those people don’t realize is that, when listened to carefully, those lyrics often were written with angst, heartbreak, and depression. It shouldn’t have been hard to figure out that it’s the music’s happy, upstroke guitar patterns and infectiously calming grooves that deserve the credit for the music’s constant smile, not the lyrical content.

Now Miss Tun Pickney takes those happy, upstroke guitar patterns and blends them with similar lyrical content on “When I Need A Remedy” and the result is soul-fixing music.

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