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“Interstellar Colors” is the third album released under the Collaborateurs name, but Curtis Hubbard, Glenn Hubbard, Roger Brandon, and Jeremy Cayton have worked together in other acts for a long time. Most recently, Hubbard, Brandon, and Cayton released three albums under the name Rog & Glenn. Brothers Curtis and Glenn Hubbard have also recorded together for many years, first as Four Day Weekend, and more recently The Hubbard Concept. The Collaborateurs have a formula that works for them. Every album has more than a handful of tracks that are the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, a perfect arrangements of chords

The BoyEatsGirl “Zugzwang” Interview

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ZALI: “Girls Like Us” – an ambitious blend of bravado and sultry charm

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PnB ROCK Performing at the Gas Monkey Live November 24, 2017!

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Although only a couple of years into a career as a DJ and producer, Prilho has quickly become one to watch on the EDM scene, not only in his native Portugal but across the European dance scene as a whole. “Stay” is a song which pulses with the positivity and euphoria of the contemporary dance sound, it glows with great vibes and even though it is built on a fairly mid-paced tempo, its clever use of dynamics, its ability to build musical peaks and sonic troughs means that it is packed with punch, but it is punch which comes from

Grey Smith’s music can easily serve as therapy for music fans

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Singer-Songwriter Wants to Flood the Earth with a Love and Peace Revolution

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Subreel offer decades of experience in various areas of music

Subreel is a website designed to help aspiring musicians, a music hub with a goal of offering equipment reviews, how-to guides and loads of other musical information. Their writers offer decades of experience in a lot of different areas of music, from live sound to instruments and music technology. Some of the areas Subreel cover include: “Recording and microphones” – Home recording has become something we can all do, and with a real lack of information online, Subreel have taken it upon themselves to provide guides such as how to make your own homemade acoustic panels and microphone reviews, from USB

Antun Foster Presents Past-Present-Future Volume 1 – captures your attention

Detroit native and go-to musical director to the stars, Antun Foster has brought forth his 18 track album “Antun Foster Presents Past-Present-Future Volume 1”, which sums up a substantial slice of the musical excellence he has delivered to the praise and worship arena. Anybody who avidly listens to Gospel music will be aware of his phenomenal work.  Cutting through to the essence of faith has been a recurring theme in Foster’s music and it is what connects one song to another as he fuses classic R&B arrangements with gospel choral backing vocals.

The release of this latest album is enough evidence to see that Foster’s music holds the ability to encourage those who lack faith, and strengthen those who have faith.  This project is brilliant and to be honest, it contains his best work to date. “Larger Than Life”, the first track after the opening, “Welcome To The Lab”,  captures listeners attention within the first 30 seconds and is a great representation of the album overall.

Many of these songs are not your ordinary Gospel songs and I was immediately drawn in by the sound, the arrangements and the powerful vocals – male or female – on the entire record.  Goosebumps will form on your arm as you listen to the smooth harmonies and empowering messages.  Not many Gospel musicians can match and merge styles, sounds and genres as effortlessly, but this comes as no surprise, as most are aware of Antun Foster’s musical capabilities.

Absorb the essential sounds as the album moves through different flavored standout tracks as “Leap for Joy” ft. Dodi Alexander, “I’ve Got a Feeling”, “When Only God Knows” and “You Alone Are Worthy”. Relish in the lush reworking of “Ain’t No Need to Worry” featuring the stunning vocals of Mario Winans. Stand back and adore Terrell Carter’s mellifluous rendition of “His Coming On A Cloud” or J-Fella’s street urban edge on “The Passion”.

Listening to “Antun Foster Presents Past-Present-Future Volume 1”, the impression is that there has been a lot of work and effort put into the songs in this project. The tracks are very well arranged, and the musicianship is impressive. There are some innovative chord progressions in some songs that really impressed me, while the vocals and harmonies are on point just about everywhere.

The reason I love this project is that Antun Foster blends the old with the new, keeping his musical arrangements both contemporary yet traditional. Foster never forgets the root of good gospel music and always incorporates it in his projects.

More About: Antun Foster is a native of Detroit, MI, and has been ministering in music since the age of 15. Soon after being discovered by Elbertina “Twinkie” Clark, Foster toured with the famous Clark Sisters, traveling the USA and foreign countries as one of the music directors in their band. Since his humble beginning, Antun Foster made his mark as a premiere organist by touring with such legends as the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, the Clark Sisters, the Winans, Donnie McClurkin, and Vickie Winans. Antun is currently working on several projects – writing, producing and arranging music for many artists. His most recent accolades include “Shake Yourself Loose” which remained #1 for eight weeks on the Billboard Charts and earned him a stellar nomination for “Song Writer of the Year” and two BMI awards for “Song Writer of the Year” and “Publisher of the Year”.  Foster has produced various CD projects and published numerous songs. Furthermore, Antun has worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Bebe & Cece, Donald Lawrence, Mario “Yellowman” Winans, and Donnell Jones.

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