Conscious Rapper Apex aka Levi delivers “The Elevation Clause”

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WATCH VIDEO: “Israeli’s Netta, the 2018 EuroVision Winner Jacked My Chicken Dab Style” – Claims‎ Nigerian Swiss Based Artist NazB

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NEWS FROM HNA MUSIC NEW RELEASE “DJ” PDS NOW AVAILABLE

The dance pop song, DJ, on the EP entitled DJ is full of excitement and delight! An upbeat, feel-good song to dance to, exercise to or merely listen to as you’re driving local or on a road trip needing a few tracks to keep you engaged, three tracks thumpin. The ecstatic track sure to make you smile while you’re moving to the beat. An upbeat, feel-good song and with an actual story behind it. The song about young women who loves music and DJ who’s delivering it a shared interest soon a relationship; music DJ, and love. The story and

Seattle legend Ian Crawford releases his debut album “Grand Wheel”

Grand Wheel, Ian Crawford’s debut album, was released on April 1st, 2018. This album, years in the making, proves worth the wait. Each track feels like an adventure, part of the larger picture that is the album. Grand Wheel flows effortlessly between songs, masterfully transitioning between both songs and stylings. Ian Crawford is a Washington native, who has played with a number of artists throughout the years since he began playing music in adolescence. Prior to releasing Grand Wheel, he released No Contest (2016) with his band The Contestants. Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / iTunes

Dunja World: “One” – warm instrumentation and a finely tuned arrangement

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After Going Almost 3 years without a visual Kilo M.O.E finally delivers the goods with a dual punch from his latest Single Rambo. As the first official preview of the Shoot- Which Also Featured M.O.E’s Debut Single to the Feddy Andretti project ‘Braggin’ produced by Twanbeatmaker, Kilo M.O.E’s “Go To” for Production. “I am The Sh**; And ain nobody out here like us”, M.O.E Taunts as He flexes his muscle in the South Florida Back drop. The track’s accompanying music video sees Kilo M.O.E Spitting his bars by himself in various locations where he coincidentally started his rapidly growing Record Label O.M.G

The Upper Tunist to release self-titled new album!

Jason Hunter is a driven producer, artist and musician with a stunning sonic vision. He makes music as “The Upper Tunist”, and he is about to release a solid brand new album by the same name. This project was a huge labor of love and passion for Jason, who spent a lot of time and all of his hard-earned money trying to produce the best possible music. His creativity went so far that he even invented his own, genre, MIXTAPE music! With this cool genre idea, it’s really hard to predict exactly what the next song will sound like, because

ECHOGLASS – The enveloping embrace of the resonant pianos and layered guitar-driven rhythms

Formed in 2016 ECHOGLASS are composed of frontman DA McKenna, guitarist Remmy, bassist Bo Calista and drummer Bam. They are currently independent and release their music on Darkhouse Recordings. With their heritage deep in the great North West of England music scene, they are inspired by the artists, poets and legends of the region like Shaun Ryder, Ian Curtis, Pete Shelley, Gary Aspden, LS Lowry, The Beatles, James, Oasis, Mark E. Smith, Ian Brown and Morrissey to name but a few. The group’s debut single, “Last to Know” was released in 2017 and draws upon their period roaming the great American wilderness.  This was followed by second singles, “Blackburn Boulevard” released

DAV!D&CLARA: “BODY WORK” – a celebration of epic musical proportions

The new album by DAV!D&CLARA: half man, half machine. Together they have created what is a self-professed “collection of guilty pleasures”. 14 tracks that are fun, inventive, and meteoric on impact from start to finish. An electronic celebration marking the duos 10th year making music. “BODY WORK”, available now on Bandcamp with full booklet. Crashing into the atmosphere this summer to iTunes all other digital and streaming services. Get DAV!D&CLARA’s new album “BODYWORK”. Bandcamp: http://tinyurl.com/p3ls2cu iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/q5muhky Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/pk8gaxa Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/osxgoys SUBSCRIBE to DAV!D&CLARA:  Website: http://www.davidandclara.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/davidandclara Facebook: http://facebook.com/davidandclara YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/thedavidandclara Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/pk8gaxa BODY WORK by DAV!D&CLARA

Grant Maloy Smith: “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES” – musical snapshots of real life

When we listen to award-winning Americana singer-songwriter, Grant Maloy Smith, we often hear a shrug, a battered heart, and the steely reason of hard-earned wisdom all bundled into a single powerfully ragged voice that resonates rather extraordinarily with the plight of mankind. Smith has a gift for articulating the predicament of the downtrodden and misunderstood. A knack for stepping inside his fellow man’s shoes and feeling the wear on the sole, the dirt between the treads, and the awkwardness of the fit. Explaining the making of the album “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES”, Smith stated: “The songs spell out an arc from the pastoral beginning, when wheat prices were high and times were good, through the darkest days of suffering and struggle, and ultimately to redemption – when finally the rain came down.  Dust Bowl has been a labor of love for most of three years now. As much as I created these songs, they have changed me, too.” 

I’m beginning to think Grant Maloy Smith is a genius. It’s one of the ironies of the music business that he is not hugely, enormously, grandiosely big. Smith is every bit as talented a songwriter as any latter-half-of-the-20th-century roots music composers I can think of.

Smith is one of the few who makes you understand, appreciate and enjoy the undeniable link between music, people and nature. “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES” makes a clear case for this link without ever sounding like any other singer-songwriter I know of; another testament to his outstanding songwriting and performing talents.

Grant Maloy Smith’s songs are like musical snapshots of real life. The songs run the gauntlet of emotions, from anger to joy, from melancholy to heartened, from love to loss. “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES” has it all.

It amazes me how Smith can blend the various song styles into a recording that flows so effortlessly, as he moves though Bluegrass, Country and Folk themes – All naturally held together by his extraordinary voice and range.

From the moment I put on the first cut, “Old Black Roller”, I couldn’t believe how the music saturated me, and how I wanted to hear it again, catching the words, and the intonations before going on to the second cut, “Lily Of The Valley”, which was even more addictive than the first.

Though Grant Maloy Smith is brilliant on just about everything he does on this album, to my mind, he is exceptional when it comes to the slower songs. His voice has that heartrending broken tone that squeezes every bit of emotion out of the lyrics.

Hence my fervent attraction to songs like “Isht A Lhampko (Have Strength)” – probably one of the most captivating tunes on the entire album for me.  But he is just as moving on “All The Long Way”, “Daddy, If You Have To Go” and “And The Rain Comes Down”. It helps of course that the list of instrumentation and players on this album is almost endless. Injecting a warm luscious sound into the recordings.

If you have a predilection for rhythmic, upbeat numbers to stomp to, then “So Far Away”, “Me Time” and “I Come From America”, will do nicely for you. All the songs on “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES”, however, are skillfully written and instrumented, crossing roots genres and throwing a healthy bite of social commentary in your face to remind you that Smith is nobody’s top 40 wimp.

There are only a small handful of artists on this planet at any given time worth listening to musically. Grant Maloy Smith is definitely one of them.

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