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

Corlioni: “Destiny” has a genuinely refreshing effect!

In case you’re not down with the nomenclature being thrown around the EDM community currently, on his latest track, “Destiny”, electronic producer Corlioni, comfortably slides into the trend-setting genre called ‘Tropical house’. Though, it would be correct to say that the masked British producer is not really confined to that specific genre at all. Tropical house is a more relaxing yet uplifting form inside the EDM craze, a response to the grimy, dark sounds of the dubstep craze which has been losing steam for the last several years. Rather than deep bass growls that sound like a broken inkjet printer,

DJ DezZ: “SometimeZ” – a tour-de-force!

Fast forward a quarter of a century and the phrase ‘Deep House’ has become to mean something completely different from its first incarnation during the halcyon days of house. It’s hard to move in the overpopulated market of all things ‘deep’ these days, but in amongst the monotony of the same old EDM samples and generic preset bass lines are a number of artists that really are able to tickle your fancy. One such EDM producer that we believe has kept it deep, down and dirty so far in 2017, with the release of his single “SometimeZ”, is Charlie Desi aka DJ

“Miracles” – ARTEM CITHARA (ft. Nicole Elizabeth & Slick Sax) is downright groovy

Artem Cithara (producer, composer), Nicole Elizabeth (vocals) and Slick Sax (saxophone), make a dynamic team on their brand new single “Miracles”. At once haunting, retro and modern, you’ll fall in love with Nicole’s voice, Artem’s stunning chill but uplifting production, and of course Slick blowing his horn. This smooth and beautiful neo-jazz melody that blends Soul and R&B flavors, evokes thoughts of martini lounges and open mic poetry nights rolled into the same event. It’s perfect background music for any given elegant dinner party, travelling music for any road trip, relaxing music for lounging around your rooftop attic or unwinding after a long day… or grooving with the one you love.

Compared to the single “Sunshine”, this time around Artem has unwound the rigid electronic edge and given this new track a truly ‘loose’ and organic feel. “Miracles” is not only sultry and provocative, but surprisingly soulful and breezy.

Taking inspiration from an array of genre peers, Artem Cithara dips into the ever increasing overpopulated electronic music genre but successfully manages to restore all lost faith in crossover sounds. His sound varies from song to song and caters to a wide variety of distinguished palates. A few tracks are delicately laced with spiced-up electronics and a few drop in with a sophisticated and catchy organic air about them.

“Miracles”, which falls into the latter group, is my favorite Cithara release thus far, subtly leaks out of my speakers and into to my hips as I slowly sway side to side and sip on a dry gin martini. And I’m not alone. It’s hard to put your thumb on an creator like Artem Cithara . A little jazz, a little house, a little lounge, a little soul, a little R&B, a little daring…he does it all, and I think it’s downright groovy.

Artem features the extensive musicality of two respected musicians who exist in perfect harmony with his composition. The trio’s collaboration embraces everything from the untapped qualities of Nicole Elizabeth voice to Slick Sax’s love of any type of music  as long as it something he will be proud of in the long term. In fact the man himself says: “Music is my passion, especially live instruments. It’s my heart and soul. It’s what I look forward to every single day. So, I set out to create music I could be proud of for many years to come.”

It’s this type of musical logic that propels Artem Cithara and his musical cohorts to extend their reach to the upper echelons of their genre. The thing you’ll like best about “Miracles” is its unobtrusiveness. Producer Cithara is the star here, while Nicole’s vocals and Slick’s sax support the track’s mood and tonality to perfection.

Our fearless trio has executed an impressive one-two-three combination that is certain to delight. These are all artists who excel at creating a world of sound that doesn’t belong to just one time period, artists whose music can come up on random at any time at any place and somehow feel like a perfect fit for the occasion. If you enjoy them you’ll certainly enjoy “Miracles” by ARTEM CITHARA (ft. Nicole Elizabeth & Slick Sax).

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