Midwest Hiphop duo Strangers Of Necessity drop their new single “Abundance”

Strangers Of Necessity are an American hip-hop duo, based in the Midwest, consisting of prolific producer, CoryaYo and veteran lyricist, Fooch the MC. They linked via Twitter and quickly became friends, sparking an immediate chemistry and need to make quality music together; hence the name Strangers Of Necessity. They instantly began recording music and doing shows locally, generating a nice buzz in the area. Their sound is best described as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent

Kilo M.O.E. – ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’ – serves as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism

The Baltimore-based producer, songwriter, rapper, Kilo M.O.E.’s evolution over his past three albums has been inspiring to see. I’ll always admire artists who push themselves creatively, and that’s exactly what, Kilo M.O.E. has done on his fourth studio album, ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’, and it pays off in leaps and bounds. Each instrumental is rich and developed, serving as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism. Something that this recording and Kilo M.O.E.’s recent albums have done well is allow him the freedom to rap for the sake of his craft within the confines of the album’s larger

Jim Wyly – “You Took Me” – It’s rhythmically tight, warm and edgy

Texas singer songwriter Jim Wyly is back with another soul-stirring track from his “The Artisan” album. Over 40 years deep into his craft, the Austin troubadour sounds like a home-cooked meal. He deals out comfort food for the head, heart, and soul. All of this serves his finely drawn guitar lines, bourbon-stained-like vocals, and funky acoustic-driven grooves as thick as molasses. A subtle blend of blues, country, folk and southern rock runs right down the middle of “You Took Me”. “Musicians’ musician” is an overused term. Why wouldn’t anyone with two good ears appreciate Jim Wyly? As Jim doesn’t cater

Hanen Release Brand New Video For The Song “Breathe”

It’s never been easier for artists to stay independent. Of course you can get good music producers, good visual directors for videos, good rappers and good singers to feature on your track without a great budget, but you have to search the world over to find deals you can afford, or convince creatives to work with you. Texas born artist, now living in the LA area, Hanen, somehow got it all together on his latest track called “Breathe”. He sings soulfully and raps with an urban edge all by himself, backed by an atmospheric slow-burning, and ear-warming beat made by

Angry B – “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)” – reflects the realities with a good dose of wit

On his latest single, “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)”, underground music hobbyist Angry B pinned his rap skills and dark wit, to the sounds of mainstream pop and a funky EDM template. He blurs the lines between genres with the top of the charts — and only the top — in his sights. As can be deciphered from the song title, Angry B pulls his aspirations from the dramatic Covid-19 disease hitting mankind across the globe. “It’s one of the most critical situations we’ve had and there will be a lot of sad stories connected with it,” says Angry

Izzie’s Caravan – “Leo’s Guitar EP” – an understated guitar virtuoso

On the recording, “Leo’s Guitar EP”, Izzie’s Caravan and his guitar conspire to use every single crayon within the blue color box to deliver one of the best underground independent studio blues releases I’ve heard this year. Among others, Izzie takes his cue from greats such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and Eric Clapton. So you can expect a wide and wholesome finger bending spectrum of sounds. The aforementioned guitar heroes are points of reference, not simple deductions for resemblance. The opening song, “Two’s In The Bush”, has a highway drive, and jangly timbre that’s upbeat and

‘Mind Blown’ – The Video and Brand New Single by EyeKonic

EyeKonik is an artist with a focus on creating punchy and appealing pop music with a personal twist. Recently, he released a brand new single called ‘Mind Blown’. What really makes this track stands out is definitely the fact that it’s so well produced, and the performance value is excellent as well. EyeKonik sings with passion and intensity, and the artist’s vocals soar through the atmospheric melodies and punchy tones of this mix. Fans of artists as diverse as Mac Miller, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Eminem are definitely going to enjoy this amazing single. Check out the newly released music

Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff release the Indie Rock Video “Zodiac Killer”

Zodiac Killer is a wild Indie Rock song with crazy slide guitar laid over a rockabilly beat. The song is about a woman who frequents a night club called Zodiacs by nights, and cruises around town by day. Deep Purple Sage is a CD, Vinyl, and Digital release by Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff. The album blends Alternative Rock with Psychedelic Acid Rock. Recorded in Joshua Tree, California at Skylab Studios; the album has an underlying desert theme.  The LP is recorded in the old school style of Acid Rock vintage tube amp guitar sounds, mixed through analog

THE BRKN DEBUT EP ‘NO. 3’ OUT NOW VIA INGROOVES

FRONTMAN JACOB CADE’S ‘ACOUSTIC HANG WITH JACOB FROM THE BRKN’ WILL LIVE STREAM VIA THE BANDS INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK THROUGH THE END OF APRIL AT 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST THE BRKN recently released their debut EP No. 3 via Right Brain Music Group/Ingrooves. Their new video for their song “Broke” has garnered over 100 views in just two weeks. Since the band’s spring tours have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, frontman Jacob Cade will be live streaming acoustic sessions every Tuesday through April via the band’s Facebook and Instagram. Tune in at 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST at https://instagram.com/thebrkn or https://facebook.com/thebrkn and #BeatTheVirusWithTheBRKN. “We’re

D-Witt flexes the pen of a budding cinematic storyteller

I recently heard about an artist called D-Witt from Rockford, IL.  Illinois is the home of some prestigious sons who have left unforgettable marks on hip-hop’s history. I’m expecting an unfiltered rebel who is unafraid to bare his soul and burn down buildings. A fearless heart is a quality that makes fearless art, and I hope that’s exactly what D-Witt has arrived to present us.  So I press play on the first track called “Enemy”. The sound is open and strong-willed. There’s no doubting that D-Witt has something to say. The amount of care that goes into his lyricism stamps

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
Digital Empire website remix contest info bit.ly/DERrmxcntst1
Soundcloud page remix contest info bit.ly/DERrmxcontest1
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