Emmanuel Dalmas & Kirby Howarth: “This Is Love That I’m Feeling” – a song with a country bent

Emmanuel Dalmas a company founder and high level executive in the scientific industry from the South West of France, also moonlights as a multi-genre music composer. Dalmas has been steadily building his music catalog since kicking things off in 2016 from his home studio. He produces instrumental and vocal tracks, engaging talented male and female voices to complete his projects, which in turn are made available for both commercial and non-commercial use. Emmanuel Dalmas recently dropped his latest single, “This Is Love That I’m Feeling”, done in collaboration with Kirby Howarth, who added the vocals and lyrics to Dalmas’ music and

Armonite: “And The Stars Above” – complex, vibrant sonic landscapes

May 2018 saw the release of the new album, “And The Stars Above”, by Italian progressive rock band, Armonite, featuring violinist Jacopo Bigi and keyboardist Paolo Fosso. The album also includes a guest appearance by Porcupine Tree’s bassist, Colin Edwin. Composer Fosso and violinist Bigi are classical musicians who through their teenage years, joined local bands, playing a variety of genres and artists, from the Beatles to Dream Theater. At the end of the ’90s, while still in college, they would play in a band called Armonite. They released an album in 1999, performed a few dates live, and then

MVJOR ARCVNA: “The Last Word in Love”- a master of layers and sequenced progression

Jaron Pearlman aka MVJOR ARCVNA, is an audio engineer, backing musician, and songwriter who grew up in Asheville NC, and is now based in Atlanta GA. Over the years he has toured and recorded with a wide range of artists, including The Indigo Girls, The Shadowboxers, Amor Kismet, Mercury Jackson and more. MVJOR ARCVNA is revered by many critics – and certainly by us – as one of the most quintessential independent producers currently around, standing almost alone in his ability to mix catchy crossover EDM-Pop sounds with complex rock-styled songwriting, and igniting the electronic underground in a truly unprecedented fashion.

DJ Mizzy: “Prost” – gorgeously phrased synth lines, and subtly floating aural overtones

Boasting a sound that goes from his favored deep house grooves to hip-hop, DJ Mizzy, born Claudel Larose, is an international DJ and producer raised just outside of New York. Inspired by artists such as Sander van Doorn, DJ Yonny, and Avicii, Mizzy has a strong passion for his work. Throughout his 18 years of DJing, Mizzy has traveled all over the world to perform, using the original Technic SL1200 turntable as his prime tool. His latest endeavor is “Prost”, a German influenced track with a melodic tone, incorporating a subtle Caribbean flair. DJ Mizzy’s melodies are emotionally evocative and

Boy Leadfoot: “Turn-Buckle” – wholeheartedly playing to their strengths and sounding great while doing it

Max Gordon with Boy Leadfoot is a three-piece blues-based, alternative soul and rock project, from Vancouver Island, Canada. Their latest release, the EP “Turn-Buckle” is a breath of fresh air compared to the pop dribble permeating the American music scene right now. This is the type of musical project that will carve out a steady cult following and attract a good deal of critical acclaim. All three members are very professional and innovative musicians, and musicians of any sort will gobble up all kinds of licks, tones and spices from this release. The EP resides in the nebulous nexus of

Juan Donovan: “Merlot & Marijuana” – a brilliant compendium of styles and luxurious production

As one half of the production duo Darkroom Productions, Juan Donovan has produced with his partner Jamal Roberts some of today’s hottest artists. That list includes R Kelly, Wale, Young Money, Maino, JellyRoll, 24Hrs (Royce Rizzy), Brick Squad, G-Unit, Bad Boy, and more. The duo also won multiple awards for its phenomenal work on HBO’s classic hit series “The Wire”, which garnered them featured in major publications such as FADER, The New York Times, VIBE, and dozens more. It’s not surprising then that Juan Donovan would want to drop a record that’s as much a personal statement as a collection

American Spirits: “Nowhere Near Perfect” – at their most musically and lyrically ambitious

Since being launched in 2017, Bowling Green, Ohio, Indie Rock band, American Spirits, have also founded The Summit Shack, a local DIY venue that has hosted over 25 bands since its inception in the same year. 2018 saw the four piece band release their album “Nowhere Near Perfect”. This recording will grip you by the neck and slam you into the ground. It’s simply one of the most listenable Emo albums you would have heard in a while. You could play the whole thing through without getting bored, probably every day if you wanted to. The music is catchy. The

Internationally Acclaimed Contemporary Jazz Band Drivetime Drops Elegant New Single “Mysterious Life”

 Song is the Lead Single and Title Track of their Latest Album Single Follows their Billboard Jazz #1 Most Added song “Whispers”  Single Marks Band’s relaunch Via Red Hot New The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records  (Los Angeles – The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records is proud to announce the release of a new single, “Mysterious Life,” by Jazz Fusion torchbearers Drivetime. This Michael B. Sutton production is enriched with sensual soprano saxophone, spacy synths, pulsating drums and percussion, deep pocket bass and enigmatic electric guitar, “Mysterious Life” – the title track of the band’s eight and latest

d’Z: “Connected” – dazzling musical arrangements and a super-tight rhythm section

Hans-Peter de Zeeuw a.k.a. d’Z is a Dutch drummer and composer in the soul, jazz and funk genres. Born to a conservative family in Rotterdam, the life of d’Z changed at the age of nine when he took his first drum lesson. He knew he was destined to be a drummer. By 19, d’Z attended the largest conservatory for pop, jazz and world music in Europe, being taught by leading musicians of the Netherlands. It wasn’t long before d’Z was a sought-after drummer, but he attended the summer of 2016 before turning his attentions to recording. d’Z handpicked his favorite

SUMMY: “Sus” – ready to reach through the stratosphere for stardom

SUMMY is a US-based pop singer who captured the attention of audiences and the music industry with a viral video. SUMMY’s cover of “Issues” by Julia Michaels landed her a spot on MTV’s Cover of the Month and was watched by over half a million music enthusiasts all over the world. These viewers included award-winning producers, and Lady Gaga, who retweeted the video. After her runaway success, SUMMY focused on producing original work. Her current single “Sus” is available now. A music video and album are in the works, and SUMMY is looking ahead to announcing a tour in the

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
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Podcast feeds.feedburner.com/j-hamz
Email list eepurl.com/bNB-fz

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