“Ketamer01B (simm’ a MAFIA)” by Italian DJ/Producer Doc Ketamer

“Ketamer01B (simm’ a MAFIA)” is a track off the 2019 EP “Ketamer” by Italian DJ/Producer Doc Ketamer. Today’s EDM scene is at the height of its commercial success. Everybody wants to be a DJ or Producer now, and pop music, more or less, equals Electronic music. On his latest single, Doc Ketamer, who has been in the game for two decades gives us his authentic European flavored electro-jam blend. The track is victorious and uplifting, as the music pumps into your bloodstream. Doc Ketamer brings us back to what we all loved about electro. He seems to have given us

Monjyoti – “Neighbor Syndrome” is meticulously structured

Monjyoti Bhattacharyya known by his stage name, Monjyoti, released his second official single “Neighbor Syndrome”, taken from his upcoming album, “Hypnosis”, recorded in collaboration with music producer Papu Gogoi. I don’t even need to hear the rest of the album. This single is simply a dexterous, dynamic and sublime smorgasbord of instrumentation and lyrical canny, on a level I’ve not heard in a long time. Music can’t always be this good because we would have nothing by which to benchmark its ingenuity. There are sections that are nice mellow journeys to somewhere else and there are downright monstrous sections that

Pat Rossi – “Let you Go” – embellished with impressive vocal and instrumental décor

Pat Rossi is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer and producer. He is also the founder and front-man of the popular Canadian Rock band The Falling. Rossi, whose acclaimed songwriting skills led him to perform with Bon Jovi after winning the XM/Serious Satellite Radio Songwriting Competition, has now set his sights on being a solo artist. The artist who has worked with, and performed alongside names such as, 3 Doors Down, Gilby Clark of Guns N Roses, Jonas and The Massive Attraction, among others, brings to the table his latest single, “Let you Go”, via the RedJam Records indie label. The

lIne – “I wanna kill you in the shower” will certainly garner critical acclaim

Kristoffer Hilmarsson, the artist behind -lIne-, has been in several band line-ups before the forming this project. Hilmarsson has also performed at almost every open stage in his home country, Sweden, as a solo artist. In May 2019 he decided to move his career to the next level by creating -lIne-, and has released 3 singles since then, including “I wanna kill you in the shower”. From the opening jangling jazz guitar intro of his first single “Where You Are”, to the last reverberant notes of his latest release, “Lovely”, you’re subjected to an incredible journey that seamlessly straddles a

Omar Bowing – “Paradox” – is simply breathtaking in its composition and emotive power

Atmospheric, ethereal, moody, dark, progressive … these are all words that come to mind listening to the opening bars of “Paradox” – the latest track from Omar Bowing, featuring singer Tyson Yen. The music is as one would expect from this consummate composer and Guitarviol player – engulfing and entrancing. Using a whole host of rock driven instrumentation, it should not be surprising that the soundscape is lush, expansive and blasting. “The idea of the song,” explains Bowing, “is about the recognition of the power of a Paradox to challenge or even destroy a concept, idea, belief, etc., that is

MORISH RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “BETTER THAN ME”

The emerging young rapper introduces himself to the world with a confrontational, attention-grabbing track. One of the most exciting young voices emerging on the international scene, Morish is ready to make himself known, and his debut single “Better Than Me,” is the perfect introduction to the young artist. “You will never find nobody better than me,” Morish repeats throughout the song. Addressing a former lover who’s wronged him, he makes a convincing case, taking his heartbreak and turning it into a vengeful send-off. “I wrote you many songs, but this is the last one,” he concludes, triumphantly moving past a

K Swayz – “1st Born” – riding a seemingly unstoppable and forever-cresting wave

Twenty three year old Brandon Nelson aka K Swayz, has been producing for about 8 years now, while he’s been an artist for a one year. The Charleston, SC creative is currently promoting his 11 track project, entitled, “1st Born”. Since this album is meant as an embodiment of the artist’s skillset, it only makes sense that he shows a lot of flexibility. He delivers a lot more than the obvious slide between rapping to singing and juxtaposition of up-tempo vibes and down-tempo tunes. Right from the opening track, “No Matter The Cost” ft. Colossal Capone, he drops mind-blowing switches

YellaCatt – “Super Power Pussy” – exudes an energy that is captivating

YellaCatt’s latest single debut album “Super Power Pussy”. Introduces one of the finest new female talents I’ve heard in a long time. I say new, because she’s new to me. ‘She’ is of course none other than Daniella White aka YellaCatt. A painter who has created her own successful headdress atelier – “The Plumed Serpent’’. Daniella is also sound healer, reiki master, and clairvoyant. So she wears many hats, which all seem to fit her perfectly well. Her approach to song writing is fresh and intelligent, while her performances exude an energy that is captivating. I’m not sure if she

Manu Francois – one of the most innovative independent crossover creatives heard in recent years

Manu Francois known for his rapid fire flow, superb singing, solid writing, sharp as hell production, and iconic rasta hairdo has been one of the more slept on powers in the musical community in recent years, always bubbling underneath the surface of the mainstream on the various audio and video platforms, as well as live sets around the world. Manu’s past work on projects like “Release” (2018) and “Check It” (2017), are just begging to be uncovered. Thankfully, his latest singles from 2019 have been more than just good enough to get noticed; they’ve brought an excellent mix of creativity, self-awareness, and super dope production. Every

Ozaka Bondage – “Tiny Giants” is a colorful, richly textured arrangement

Ozaka Bondage is an energizing indie-electro-pop band from Frankfurt on Main that will motivate you to climb that mountain, ask that girl out, or start that revolution you always wanted. They is nothing short of a bombastic bunch of talented musicians who smoke on their instruments like no one’s business. The accompanying video clip proves it with nothing hidden from view. The groove is infectious, the musicianship is on fire, and the audio mix sparkles.  “Tiny Giants” hits all the right buttons for me. Peaks and valleys in all the right places – even in the solos. Everything builds

J-Hamz ft. Jesse Peters: “I Stack Up” EP – From breathy melodic euphoria to stripped back darker minimalism

J-Hamz, medical doctor by day and DJ by night, has dropped his 5th release, the fresh house and hip hop flavored “I Stack Up” EP, featuring 3 original tracks, with lyrics and vocals by Jesse Peters. The EP eschews hyperbolic concepts, reinvigorating the electronic EP and album format by showing a record can still be smart and anchored by the dancefloor. Refusing to be pigeonholed or constrained, “I Stack Up” is filled with the same spirit that was seen and heard on his previous releases, but only with an advanced musical aura. From breathy melodic euphoria to stripped back darker minimalism, this is quintessentially J-Hamz, immaculately produced, soaring but intimate, euphoric and melancholic, and underpinned by those singular J-Hamz melodies.

The best part of “I Stack Up”, of course, is the collection of brand new songs J-Hamz brings to the table – from the introductory rap-infused, title track, “I Stack Up” ( Radio Mix) ft. Jesse Peters, which rides on an electro flavor and a thumping bass line, to the angular future house syndrome forged on “Keep On Lovin’”(Original Mix), also featuring Jesse Peters on vocals.

Probably the most eclectic track on the recording is, “A Very Important Expedition (Original Mix)”, which sounds like a spaced-out video game soundtrack infused with dark grinding synths and eerie voices. The EP closes with the extended club remix “I Stack Up” (Jeff Olson Club Edit).

Considering that engaging in a medical profession is J-Hamz’s day job, churning out such instantly-contagious moments of electronic perfection is one hell of a night job, and one that will come with eternally-crushing expectations if he continues at this level. J-Hamz’s has managed to create a set of songs on this EP that feel very much of-the-moment while simultaneously timeless and nostalgic as well. These are dance songs that are heavily focused on melody and composition but done in a way that both casual listeners and hardcore Beatport over-analyzers could both appreciate.

As the “I Stack Up” EP pushes on through its 4 tracks, something becomes immediately clear: there are absolutely no bad songs on this. J-Hamz’s avoids the biggest misstep that most EDM EP’s or albums have – too many similar-sounding tracks – by differentiating his textures and tones on each piece.

You can also identify a recurring theme in the majority of J-Hamz’s productions, as they begin with a relatively straightforward, singular track on top of additional synths and effects which are harmonized until the whole of the song blossoms into something far more profound. Sometimes it’s the drum pattern, at others it’s the bass line.

From the grooving percussion all the way to the glittering synth melodies at each peak, these tracks demonstrate just how vibrant of a mental environment the J-Hamz’s sound can create for its listener. The tracks’ central melodies seem to rise through layers of musical atmosphere, shining in weightless free fall, before touching back down at the point before which its rudimental elements first coalesced. It all ultimately makes for a much more than respectable collaboration between J-Hamz and Jesse Peters.

I STACK UP BUY/STREAM LINKS
Preview/buy/stream links j-hamz.lnk.to/istackup
Apple/iTunes bit.ly/appleistackup
Spotify bit.ly/spotfistackup
Beatport bit.ly/btprtistackup
Soundcloud bit.ly/sndclistackup
YouTube bit.ly/youtbistackup

J-HAMZ/J-HAMZ & JACULATOR SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
j-hamz.com jhamzandjaculator.com
soundcloud.com/j-hamz soundcloud.com/jhamzandjaculator soundcloud.com/jaculator soundcloud.com/jhamzbootlegs
facebook.com/jhamzmusic facebook.com/jhamzandjaculator
instagram.com/jhamzmusic instagram.com/jhamzandjaculator
twitter.com/jhamzmusic twitter.com/jhamzandjaculator
bit.ly/beatportjhamzmusic apple.co/2fx0Zar
bit.ly/youtubejhamzmusic spoti.fi/2fH7IR2
Podcast feeds.feedburner.com/j-hamz
Email list eepurl.com/bNB-fz

REMIX CONTEST LINKS
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Soundcloud page remix contest info bit.ly/DERrmxcontest1
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