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

The singer, songwriter and author, Sy, releases a brand new single produced by Rueben Wood. The track “Get Out Of My Dreams” is the first single release written by the artist in 2018, since writing two self-help books, “A Swan Among Ducks” and “Saying Yes to (No): Learning the Power of (No) before the end of 2017. This track soulfully captures the spirit and feel of the emotional journey of grown womanhood. It is juicy, dynamic, soulful, gorgeous, and it is nourishment for the soul…and mind, as it examines the intricacies of a relationship built on want and lust. As

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 &

TRVP HIPPI3Z: “On Lock” – no lack of muscular skill-flexing!

TRVP HIPPI3Z is a Canadian rap duo who just dropped their latest single entitled, “On Lock”.  Listeners beware. This product has been known to blow up and cause fires in a variety of stereo systems, due to the super-hot fire provided by this crew. TRVP HIPPI3Z is a team-up that has risen as great exemplars of righteous chaos. Their supersonic sound and hard-nosed imagery gives them a mysterious sheen, but the duo have grounded themselves via booming production, and a sonorous verbal presence, coupled with their willingness to fuck you up. Their chest-beating bravado is explosive on “IDGAF (Prod. THZ)”,

Eddy Mann: “Simple Things” will leave you breathless and in a state of euphoria

At first as a musician, I created music, then as an A&R executive I challenged it, now as a music reviewer, I explore it.  Of the three, the latter is the most difficult. Criticizing or appraising somebody else’s creation is no easy task. Enjoying it is one thing, understanding it another, and translating it is even more arduous. The funny thing is, I’ve always hated describing music. It’s such a volatile and subjective art, that nobody should really have the authority or the presumptuous audacity to judge the level of enjoyment or emotion any one piece of music is capable

Three60 and Stoley1st: “Tipsy Master_1” forges excellent deliveries

“Tipsy Master_1” is the third single off of the upcoming mixtape “Untold Storyz”. This is a collaboration project with Three60 and Stoley1st who are also two thirds of the founding team that initiated ABC (All Bout Cash) Ent. The project is loaded with features including ClassicGenius, and mixing and mastering done by head engineer @atgrox and as well as their lead artist @11vox11 on a track. Three60 was signed to an independent deal in 2011 and his music has made it to many different major sites since. This is the 4th project coming from the ABC label, with more on the way.  First “Cash”, then “Thug Waffle”, and now this…. Three60 has yet to let me down. I’m not a di*k rider or anything, I just have a great appreciation for rap, and artists who contain core fundamentals of hip hop. This track not only sends a message, but it doesn’t push it so much to the point where you don’t want to listen. Overall, in my opinion, it is a very well executed track that I would highly recommend.

Three60 (and consequentially ABC for that matter) is building a nice catalog just like other more talked about rappers but more quietly. I have played this one multiple times and keep wanting to play it. That is a good sign of its replay value for me. The track is positive with an old school vibe but not preachy or forced.

The production is more percussive and eclectic on this one than his previous releases. One thing Three60 has over many of his peers for me is his growth lyrically and his flow. Actually to be honest, both Three60 and Stoley1st forge excellent deliveries here. The two switch and blend like time travelers from a forgotten era who want to bring ancient flavor to the present.

“Tipsy Master_1” is nostalgic, yet still fresh; Three60 and Stoley1st draw from ghosts years before their time and do it with an excellence that will be immediately revered by their peers. They are independent prodigies with the potential to be diamonds shining in the hip-hop jungle.

They meet the criteria for all those crying for real hip-hop: capable wordsmiths, a conscious lyricists, meaningful concepts, on point beats, and barely any trace of outside influence.

Three60 doesn’t bring catchy jingles or gimmicks to hip-hop, he brings bars, and that is enough to create a following around him and his ABC (All Bout Cash) Ent conglomerate. In him the industry can see a refreshing artist with a mighty pen and plenty room to grow.

Three60 has found his niche as a rhyme-slayer who wants to be seen as a great artist and not a temporary hit maker. He has stayed indie and built a team bringing in people who share his passion for greatness and consistently feeds a growing fan base with raw raps and intricate records.

Skill and talent can keep an artist afloat, but being able to adapt without following the leader allows an artist to truly flourish without losing the essence that make them what they are.

“Tipsy Master_1” is the next stage in Three60’s career, and “Untold Storyz” will no doubt be a mixtape that defines who he is today. From afar, we’ve watched him grow with promise while exploring new avenues in his artistry. I’m hoping for a progressive mixtape, one that shows an artist not stagnant but courageous enough to take things to the next level. I already know, as proved many times before, that Three60 won’t let me down!

Check out the team on Instagram: @thisisthree60 @yung_dirty_bastard @atgrox and @11vox11.

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