Producer Lavi Beats – From Tehran to Miami!

Lavi Hoss is also known as Lavi Beats. He was born on February 23rd in 1985 to Persian American family. He was born in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. He is a son to Atta Hoss, his father and Angalia Aghapodis, his mother. He has more of his immediate family as he is an elder brother to Cameron and he has a sister, Paris. Lavi was a student of the Azadi High School in Tehran. Once done with his high school, he got into Tehran University for higher studies. He has a unique style with music and that is

VAVO: “No Friend Zone” captures millennial youthfulness and free spirit

New York-based EDM duo VAVO was formed in 2015 by the talents of Vancouver native Jesse Fischer and London born Alden Martin. VAVO’s early works featured a progressive, electro sound, which appealed to a wide audience, and it included their remix of Martin Garrix’s “Scared To Be Lonely,” their first solo single “Ace Of Spades,” “Astronomia 2K17,” and their remix of TheFatRat’s “Fly Away.” The duo started 2018 off with a bang, dropping ‘How Low’ with John Christian on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom Records. In March, VAVO debuted a new creative direction – an EDM/Pop crossover sound that has resonated with

Quinn Soular: “Ovah & Ovah” ft. Ziggi Recado – both impressionistic and insightful

Quinn Soular has released his 3rd official single “Ovah & Ovah” which is a summer banger featuring guest vocals from Dutch-Caribbean Reggae superstar Ziggi Recado. Born on the Island of St. Maarten, Quincy Adolphin aka Quinn Soular is a Pop and R&B singer-songwriter who has his own music production company, QP (The Quinn Productions). If you’re a fan or just a longtime R&B historian in general, you probably know that some of the game’s most renowned voices were cultivated in choir stands and churchyards. Sure, R&B’s secular content often clashes with the gospel’s divine intent but the similarities are unmistakable.

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

The Snuts: “The Matador” peels back the layers of talent on display here

Based in West Lothian, Scotland , the four-piece indie band, The Snuts – whose members grew up together – have been setting the Scottish music scene alight with their singles ‘Glasgow’ and ‘Sing For Your Supper’, and are now poised to turn that flame into a fire, with their brand new EP entitled, “The Matador”. Jack Cochrane (vocals/guitar), Joe McGillveray (guitar), Callum Wilson (bass) and Jordan McKay (drums) have pieced together a dirty guitar-driven collection of explosive, high-intensity rock n’ roll anthems for the 21st century and beyond. The Snuts must have tightened every bolt, sealed every crack, and smoothed over every crease in their sound, if they ever had any, because this recording forges a hyper-polished amalgam of epic stadium-ready anthemics and melancholic indie rock that fits squarely under the authentic modern rock rubric.

The distinctive, guitar dominated wallop of muscle, heartache, and a strain of desperation, borders between all-out recklessness and total control, this sound is far removed from what other more cited modern rock outfits have landed upon. The pulverizing vocal talent of front-man Jack Cochrane (vocals/guitar) standing as their primary sonic differentiator.

Considered sonically, “The Matador” is replete with chugging guitars, no-frills, but lush indie rock production, and cloud-clutching choruses so big they seem to strain every blood vessel in Cochrane’s body. Which means that while the rest of the world is out rediscovering electro and synth-pop tunes, you can bathe your ears in irresistible vocals, inventive guitars, and the savvy rewiring of the rock n’ roll sound.

When the title track, ‘The Matador’ rides in on a slowly building tidal wave of washed out guitars, you know you’re in for something special. The confirmation arrives with the opening verse, when the tortured strains of Jack’s indelible voice pierces any skeptical resistance you may have perceived to have, on listening to a new band.

From that moment onward, The Snuts have you by the bollocks, and they kick and squeeze it for 4 full tracks, until you have to admit that this is one of the best new indie rock bands on the entire block.

More often than not, there’s a lyric and vocal that will hit you over the head, and there’s nothing you’ll be able to do about it. ‘What’s Going On’ hijacks your senses, and for me, is the absolute outstanding track in the collection.

It showcases every member and shining facet of this truly astonishing band – the songwriting, the musical arrangement, the playing, the gorgeously soaring vocals, and last but not least, the downright raw and raucous rock n’ roll attitude which is lacking in so many modern rock bands.

The Snuts pay close attention to detail, filling up every sonic space, but still leaving plenty of breathing room for their songs to grow in. This is the case with ‘Mixer’, a truly dynamic track, with changing tempos and tones that will keep you captivated until ‘Summertime’ sets in. The latter track closes the EP on a slow-burning note.

Whatever you’re doing – put it down, up, or away, and let this song seep into your soul while you peel back the layers of talent on display here. “The Matador” is a recording by an underrated band that we should be talking about more often. There is no doubt in my mind that The Snuts deserve much more of the recognition they will probably receive.

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