Strangers Of Necessity – “Abundance” – dripping with jazzy soul!

Every once in a while, there comes a track that arrives out of the left field and takes people by surprise. One that can prematurely declared an instant classic and actually lives up to the title. I love all types of music, but my taste is irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that the single, “Abundance” by Midwest duo Strangers Of Necessity, will be considered great years from now. The track speaks to a generation of people struggling to prosper and find harmony, in a confusing, stressful modern environment. The duo bring forth their mindset and experiences, with immaculate flow

The Love Theme – “Hold On” – one mighty swirl of dance-floor groove

“Hold On” is a groovy cauldron of electronic shades and textures. Part dubstep, part soul, part funk, pretty much all breaks; there’s a rhythmic melting pot attitude that runs through the track, which ricochets off the walls with crusty slapping drums and long-dark-tunnel basslines. This is the latest track by The Love Theme – the brainchild of producer Dominic Owen on his Smokersblend record label. The cut is taken off an upcoming album, out later this year. “Hold On” is an absolute monster of a tune with soulful vocal chants, and some funky bluesy guitar throughout. As with a lot

MACKENZIE NICOLE’S TEDX TED TALK ‘MYSTIC: A MENTAL HEALTH ODYSSEY’ IS NOW LIVE

NEW ALBUM MYSTIC OUT NOW VIA STRANGE MAIN/STRANGE MUSIC NEW VIDEO FOR “GOODBYE” With authentic storytelling and varying sounds, Mackenzie Nicole bares her soul and shares her most intimate emotions, thoughts, and struggles throughout the songs on her new album Mystic out now on Strange Main (the pop music division of Strange Music.) “It’s a story I needed to tell,” Mackenzie explains. “I’m not the only person who’s been through this. I’m not the only person who has broken down and felt like the only one in the world.” With a desire to reach others who are struggling and further

Matthew J Van Howe – “Emergent Narrative” – a deluge of his sonic palette!

You could call this ambient, experimental, drone, avant-garde, cinematic or simply electronic music, the fact is “Emergent Narrative”, is so impactful it’s like it’s its own genre. It’s as if some new musical form has been created from retro synthwave sounds, and ultra-modern avant-garde motifs. I was stunned by the textures, and the moods that got stuck in my head, along with the intensity and dynamic depth. This is an album to hear again and again. Loud, raucous, serene, gentle, stretching, insistent, melodic, dissonant. It is a collection of 12 musical pieces with simple one-word titles. Meaning, the Chicago composer,

Andy Pett – “Back Again” turns hurt into art with great results on this song

Experience with adversity builds exemplary character and a spirit of resilience that allows artists to deliver great music. Their personal stories provides them with original ideas and profound insight to rap or sing about, creating a relatable feeling of vulnerability that fans emotionally connect with. Many prominent artists from today’s culture have battled through adversity to become widely accepted and beloved. There is an interesting argument – and quite a lot of statistics lean toward this theory – that adversity is necessary to become successful.  The bottom line seems to be that many artists lack the ambition to succeed because

Onicks – “High” is a deep slow-burn

With its enigmatic beauty, intoxicating depth and intense emotion, the follow-up to “High” is one of the most intriguing records of the year so far. The lyrics are elliptical and fragmented, touching on addiction, identity and eroticism. The track’s mood is druggy, dislocated and tortured – there are frequent metaphoric references to substances and psychedelics – the shape-shifting structure of “High” will capture your attention from top to bottom. Snapshots of elusive love and fleeting lust are scattered throughout – for whom, or for what, is where you need to read between the lines. Born and raised in the San

Midwest Hiphop duo Strangers Of Necessity drop their new single “Abundance”

Strangers Of Necessity are an American hip-hop duo, based in the Midwest, consisting of prolific producer, CoryaYo and veteran lyricist, Fooch the MC. They linked via Twitter and quickly became friends, sparking an immediate chemistry and need to make quality music together; hence the name Strangers Of Necessity. They instantly began recording music and doing shows locally, generating a nice buzz in the area. Their sound is best described as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent

Kilo M.O.E. – ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’ – serves as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism

The Baltimore-based producer, songwriter, rapper, Kilo M.O.E.’s evolution over his past three albums has been inspiring to see. I’ll always admire artists who push themselves creatively, and that’s exactly what, Kilo M.O.E. has done on his fourth studio album, ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’, and it pays off in leaps and bounds. Each instrumental is rich and developed, serving as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism. Something that this recording and Kilo M.O.E.’s recent albums have done well is allow him the freedom to rap for the sake of his craft within the confines of the album’s larger

Jim Wyly – “You Took Me” – It’s rhythmically tight, warm and edgy

Texas singer songwriter Jim Wyly is back with another soul-stirring track from his “The Artisan” album. Over 40 years deep into his craft, the Austin troubadour sounds like a home-cooked meal. He deals out comfort food for the head, heart, and soul. All of this serves his finely drawn guitar lines, bourbon-stained-like vocals, and funky acoustic-driven grooves as thick as molasses. A subtle blend of blues, country, folk and southern rock runs right down the middle of “You Took Me”. “Musicians’ musician” is an overused term. Why wouldn’t anyone with two good ears appreciate Jim Wyly? As Jim doesn’t cater

Hanen Release Brand New Video For The Song “Breathe”

It’s never been easier for artists to stay independent. Of course you can get good music producers, good visual directors for videos, good rappers and good singers to feature on your track without a great budget, but you have to search the world over to find deals you can afford, or convince creatives to work with you. Texas born artist, now living in the LA area, Hanen, somehow got it all together on his latest track called “Breathe”. He sings soulfully and raps with an urban edge all by himself, backed by an atmospheric slow-burning, and ear-warming beat made by

Sienná: “Q.o.S” is bristling with vital, artistic compositions!

Sienná, a native from Kyoto, Japan, living in Oslo, Norway, who pursues her vast musical talents for songwriting, musical production, DJing, and more, announced the release of her latest electronica album, “Q.o.S”. Recognized for her distinguishably unique sound, consisting of electronic bases, avant-garde, house, jazz, traditional Japanese, contemporary Japanese, and experimental, Sienná’s latest musical creation contains ten tracks embodying slow, groovy elements with instruments and vocals lofted over the top. All songs and texts written, performed and composed by Sienná except “Six Sense”, which has melody and texts from a Japanese traditional folk song called “Rokucho”.

Sienná

Sienná

I have followed Sienná, since 2013, and she has a unique talent to quickly put me under her spell of smooth beats and sonic experimentation. The lady is truly gifted in her ability to compose unique, fluid, and complete tracks that are far less abstract than they sound like at first listen.

The vast chasm that once separated accessibility from experimental electronic sounds in her music has all but vanished on “Q.o.S”. Here Sienná, has reached a place where even her most languid and effusive sounds and samples are easy digestible by the ear. Some tracks may be powerfully beat propelled and instantly engaging to both the ear and body, such as “Worlds Citizens”, “Quintessence”, “Sixth Sense” and “Eastern Play”.

While on the end of the spectrum, introspective and ruminative musical pieces like “Yes”, “Iwashimizu (石清水)”, “Kasuga (春日)” and the stunning vocal track, “PM”, will engage your mind and soul. This eclectic performer and producer, has built her career on a different type of accessibility.

Her songs are not easy to fall into like EDM booby traps, but they are like quicksand slowly and steadily engulfing listeners, before sucking each one into Sienná’s all-embracing world. Her latest release is an oasis of mind, body and soul relieving pleasures, offered as a refuge from the fusillade of trap and pop crossover beats sweeping through electronic music.

What Sienná has done with her avant-garde electronic confections is nothing short of innovative and intentionally exotic, meshing together dreamy downtempo soundscapes and rhythmic beats into distinctive forms that can be called ‘atmospheric electronic’.

It culminates into pulsating sequences that make for immersive headphone music. A deliberate mind trip meant to listen to and nod to in pleasure and sheer satisfaction. “Q.o.S” stands out clearly in the electronic panorama, bristling with vital, artistic compositions that feel like all colors of paint whipped, splattered and dripped across a gigantic canvas.

Sienná, doesn’t cease to find ways of delivering this blossoming beauty, as her songs glisten and puzzle all at the same time. What comes away from her latest release is that she has finally found herself from another musical perspective.

Underneath that creative brilliance and flair is a whole cluster of songs and sonic pleasures that doesn’t hide behind layers of hard-to-understand experimental abstraction, breaking free, “Q.o.S” shows off its true relatable colors without compromising Sienná’s intrinsic artistic intentions.

Website:
http://www.sienna-web.com 

Social media:
http://www.facebook.com/siennamusic
http://www.twitter.com/siennaweb 
http://www.instagram.com/sienna_web

Streaming:
http://www.soundcloud.com/siennaweb
http://www.youtube.com/siennaweb

Digital stores:
https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Sienn%C3%A1
https://sienna.bandcamp.com/

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