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As a child growing up in Nigeria, NazB was surrounded by the music of his native West African homeland. With members of his immediate and extended family playing instruments and singing, music was a part of his upbringing. His persistence and perseverance eventually gained him the nickname Nazodobas, which eventually evolved into NazB and became his rapper alias. Now based in Zurich, Switzerland, NazB has been performing, recording and releasing hit songs, almost at will, since his debut album “Money In Da Game”, dropped in 2006. His brand of music blends hard-hitting urban beats, funky bass driven rhythms, and African

Croatia’s Sudar Percussion Ensemble is and Award-Winning Group

The Sudar Percussion Ensemble is a successful, award-winning group from Croatia that consists of very talented Croatian percussionists. They have completed a very high number of performances, tours and projects in Croatia and abroad since 2010.Their distinguishing characteristic is the original interpretations of famous works by classical and popular music composers, as well as their innovative and humorous ensemble members who have incredible musicality and technical skills. Throughout the years they have performed many remarkable concerts and appeared at important festivals. The Sudar Percussion Ensemble have also performed alongside world-renowned artists, as well as some of the biggest names in

RAVENSCROFT- “STAND UP” Video is the sound of a band inspired

Ralph Buso (Vocals), Brett Gorke (Guitars), Devin Baker (Bass), Pat Magrath (Drums), collectively known as RAVENSCROFT, are working on their most unique, creative, exploratory, and bone-crushing recording they have ever produced. It’s a progressive work of metal and rock art, delving deep into the nature of their craft. This six song EP “Rebel” will be released on March 25th 2018.  And there will be a release party held at The Slidebar in Fullerton California with Killset. The soaring melodies, the intense guitar solos, the deeply profound lyrics all take part in painting the picture that the band’s works regularly deliver.

Exit 22 Music: “Last Goodbye” – one of the finest musical acts in the pop-rock underground

It seems almost impossible that an artist that has been around this long – 20 years in Chris Calamera’s case, can keep making records that stand up among the best that he has ever done. Let’s be clear: “Last Goodbye” is a great song. It’s poppy, with a big melody and an insistent rock rhythm, and it’s catchy as hell. Sounds like authentic Exit 22 Music to me. This is pure Calamera from his pop-rock songwriting style standpoint, and pure Exit 22 Music, considering the breathtaking vocals and high production-value quotient. The perfect, power-pop formula. Exit 22 Music has been keeping

Lake of the Lion embodies embody emotive sounds and textures

Lake of the Lion is the brand name and moniker for Luxembourg music composer and producer, Daniel Kohnen, who is steadily building up his catalog and increasing his fan-base with regular new releases. In recent years, ambient instrumental and soundtrack scores have been following a certain trend. Composers seem to have this motif of creating overblown pieces with harsh lead instruments blasting out from the blue and background strings creating suspense with their melodies. Sure it was fun for a while, but within that little span of time listeners were just begging for it to stop because composers had this

Natalie Jean and Levi Moore: “The Letting Go” speaks the language of the ordinary person

A good duet, in our modern age, is a rare thing. There are plenty of features, guest verses and co-writes, and the cameo drop-in is a dime a dozen. The number of genuine duets, where vocalists share verses and tell a story together in the space of a song, is very small. If your optimism fails you, as you wonder whether there are enough great acts to keep hit radio stocked with worthy pop music duets, it’s reassuring to find that Natalie Jean and Levi Moore have a first-rate single to carry us through the next few months, all by itself. The

MAKI: ‘Waking Up With The World On Fire’ – truly majestic — grandiose, slowly unfolding, and extremely cinematic

The world is a fragmented place, with fear and hate giving rise to isolationist movements around the globe and huge portions of the population turning inward rather than outward towards each other. As such waves of bigotry spread like wildfire, the music scene becomes extremely important, not just because it means more great music, but because it connects us all together on a wavelength that hits the human heart, soul and mind even harder, faster and deeper than anger can. A creative constant in the field of communicative contemporary Instrumental music, is MAKI who focuses his ample talents on a

3 Phase – ready for genre domination!

The names Chirag Shah, Prasham Deliwala and Melvin Saldana may in themselves not ring a familiar bell in your ear right now. Probably, neither will the moniker ‘3 Phase’, nor their 6 track self-titled EP. It’s logical, it’s the law of the industry’s hype machine – cast a light on the big label clones, and leave the independent creatives in the shadows. Luckily the internet has a different set of rules.  On hearing the 3 Phase EP, the lofty ambition, the focus and dedication of this creative collective of producers, songwriters and vocal talent, makes sense – its six tracks

Sy: “Get Out Of My Dreams” – grab this R&B and Soul extravaganza

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IJK: “Johnny & June” – sounds invigorated!

Alternative rock artist Imad Jack Karam, known by his initials and stage name IJK, is a Dubai-based, Lebanese singer-songwriter, who has released critically acclaimed songs and recorded with internationally known music producers in prestigious London studios. Both his singles “Space Odyssey” and “Dancing Shadows” garnered a positive reception from fans and critics alike. IJK has a style that can move between edgy modern-day alt-rock and sixties rock n’ roll crooning.  He recently published his latest single and supporting, fully animated video, for the song “Johnny & June”. So, how does this new offering cope? Very well, in truth. “Johnny &

Kahlil Cade & Sowyte: “The Summer – EP” – a sound you will not find in any other place

Pennsylvanian born Kahlil Cade’s sense of ambition in his craft caught the attention of Sowyte, an astounding producer, from British Columbia, who found him while surfing the Soundcloud website. After listening to Sowyte’s beats and admiring the idea of Sowyte releasing an album for every season of the year, with a different artist for each season, Cade could not help but to be excited about the collaboration. The result of their blending talents turns out to be none other than the 6 track EP, entitled simply, “The Summer – EP”. This is a great recording, it is incredibly underground, which I believe is part of the appeal. Kahlil Cade and Sowyte have no attachments to a record label holding them back or influencing them in any way. Thus you receive a sound that you will not find in any other place.

When Kahlil Cade does what he does, he’s impossible to ignore. He’s fun, he’s impressive, and he’s damn entertaining. In short, he’s one of the better underground rappers going. Cade’s voice is one of the best parts about his sound.

His voice soothes the soul while it blasts rhymes at about 100 words a minute. Third track “Beautifugly” is a perfect example of this. A soft psychedelic keyboard is looped throughout the song over a fairly off-kilter drum beat. The track also features some wickedly clever lyrics.

Kahlil Cade’s rapping is again impressive on “Country” (feat. Aria Kai), as his diction is clear and he sounds like his telling you the story right up against your ear. The light atmosphere on this track largely stems from the fantastic, bouncy, bright and just all around awesome production, Sowyte forges here.

Aria Kai rounds it all off nicely with her melodic hook. It’s the same energizing vibe Cade and Sowyte bring on “What You Want”. For the flipside of the coin, just switch to “Back To Cali” to catch Cade on slow and mesmerizing beat. Purely hypnotic stuff!

The team obviously left the best track for last, as “Yellow Tape” showcases their combined talents, from stunning beat to stellar rap, all laced in a thick melody and driving mid-tempo rhythm. “The Summer – EP” doesn’t need to rely on hype train as it’s powered by nuclear locomotives in the form of talent and creativity.

Sometimes close to mainstream, at others slightly abstract, but never completely outside of the catchy and relatable atmosphere that makes this recording so endearing.

In today’s hip hop world where it seems most everything is “shake that ass girl” and “pop that pussy”, it’s extremely refreshing to know that there are still a handful of artists that care about putting out quality music that doesn’t conform to what major labels want it to be just because it needs to play on the radio or the club.

Now don’t get me wrong, Cade can get the girls to shake their asses and pop their pussies, but he does it with style, as witnessed on “What You Want”.

Sowyte’s production is out of this world, and is a perfect match for Kahlil Cade’s sophisticated verses – “The Summer – EP” is ready to take off in a rocket ship and leave the competition behind until next season!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram: @kahlilcade @sowytemusic

The Summer EP Preview video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-G1B7A4AwU

“Alright” music video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYMIGF6eiRA&t=22s

The Summer EP Promo video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eupest9kN5I

Direct Link to buy the album:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/kahlilcade

 

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