Busola Martins: “Pleasant Surprises” ft. Bukola Bekes – You can hear the passion and her intention

“He turns my life around”, with these words, Busola Martins whets our appetite as we are led with bated breath into her new release “Pleasant Surprises” ft. Bukola Bekes.  With her ingenious use of simple questions and quotable phrases, she challenges us on a mid-tempo cliff hanger to re-access our relationship with Jesus. Precisely because Gospel thrives on its spontaneity, it has often traded lyrical sophistication for its immediacy.  This is not so with this track. Saved without being sanctimonious, and heaven-aspiring while remaining down-to-earth, when it comes to conveying ministry within her music, Busola Martins handles the load with passion

Weston Simonis set to release “Yoga Pants” video on Thanksgiving

For those who’re still unfamiliar with Weston Simonis and his wide range of musical styles, this is a very special talent. A native of the Grande Ronde Valley, Weston is difficult to pin down to one or two genres. Some might say he’s all over the place. I say he has the special ability to play Blues, Rock, Funk, Metal, Punk and any progressive thinking crossover music at will. Listening to his award winning album “Moments Of Intoxication” has reminded me that there was a time when you could hear all types of artists on the same radio station. Now

Jay Felicite: “758 Stories 2” features killer hooks and irresistible melodies

When thinking of England as a musical landscape, Dancehall may not be the first genre that pops to mind for people not in the know, but it’s there, under the surface of the streets, the thump of the drum and pop of the bass reverberating into walls, and spilling out under the doorways from dub clubs and roots bars. One of the current underground stars of the UK’s indie circuit is probably Jay Felicite (pronounced; Fay-Lee-See-Tay) is a Saint Lucian born and raised singer, songwriter, sound engineer. The resilient firebrand is making a big noise with the release of his new

Cris Marshall’s music will ensure he hooks as wide an audience as possible

Cris Marshall is an American Country Music Artist raised in a musical home, the small town of Haslet, Texas. He received his first drum set from his father at the age of two and by 8 he was playing his first guitar. In his teens, and alongside his dad, Cris began performing at some of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most well-known music venues. A singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Cris also launched his very own home studio when he was 18, recording artists and bands all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. However his passion for writing and performing never subsided during this time,

Midnight Watchman: “Liquid Universe” – an extremely focused record

A guitarist and keyboard player who began as a street musician in UK before touring the US and then returning home, Andy Jones AKA Midnight Watchman, is a composer and producer of ambient music. Influenced by an extremely wide spectrum of music and musicians, that go from Vangelis to Chopin, ad Ryan Adams to Tycho, Midnight Watchman has released his 12 track instrumental album, entitled “Liquid Universe”. In the hands of a lesser artist, the varying song structures of this album would likely become tiresome, but every one of the album’s twelve tracks is a testament to the Midnight Watchman’s

Joey Britton: “Edmonton Sessions” – fluorescent, acoustic-centric ambient atmospheres

Joey Britton started his journey in music at an early age. He joined the band ISO and played lead guitar helping to launch the Torn and Tethered Album. After ISO, Joey decided to move to California to expand his skills in the music industry while writing, recording, and producing his own records.  “I try to write songs that tell stories, relate to people, so that when you listen to them – you realize you’re not alone,” says Joey Britton. Exploring is an experience not easily replicated. Associated with it is equal parts thrill, anxiety, and apprehension. Exploring a new artist

Daryl Yahudy: “Soulful Life Within” – a perfect calling card

Indeed, you could say that Darrell McClover aka Daryl Yahudy, a former professional athlete, is a soul singer with a warm timbre and a penchant for sublime, emotional arrangements, defining what the neo-soul genre should sound like in 2017. He is a singer with a fine voice weaving a spell on songs which are full of distinctive takes on universal topics. The album “Soulful Life Within” is almost looking at how he was, how he is and how he will be in life. The warm, evocative, impeccable playing around Daryl here ensures a timeless listen. The album is overflowing with lush, lilting

John J: “Pain To Power 5 Love Letters” – strap yourself in and enjoy this vibrantly orchestrated roller coaster

I have always been eager to pick up every piece of music John J issues because of the lyrical expertise he demonstrates in every song, and the attention to the music production and features he provides. John J has just dropped a 5 track bonus EP, entitled “Pain To Power 5 Love Letters”, which comes hot on the heels of his latest release, “Pain To Power”. Like his previous recordings, each song on this EP carries a different succinct feel and hook while the flow stays swift and acrobatic. The beats, features and subject matter again excel well above average.

Chaz Hearne: “Rise of the Voluminous” – sneakily inventive and massively engaging

The very first thing I learned while listening to the album “Rise of the Voluminous” by eclectic folk artist, Chaz Hearne, is that the defining question regarding any Hearne song is which Chaz Hearne he’ll be. Will it be the introspective, contemplative Hearne of slow-burning masterpieces like “Falling For Reason” and “Hount The Jab”? Or will the party-starter behind “Fun In ‘82” poke his head out, armed with flash phrases and funky beats? Or maybe he will just activate his progressive art-rock mode, as on “Voluminous Man” and “Spicy In The Dim Halls” – catchy, complex, yet ultimately armed with a sort

The Gibb Collective: “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights” – perfectly cut gems!

October marks the 45th anniversary of the Bee Gees song “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights,” and fans of the musical super group of the 1970s, have reason to be excited. The Gibb Collective is a musical tribute, and a family legacy.  On the input of Maurice’s daughter, Samantha, the children of Andy, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb have found a way to honor their fathers by infusing new lymph  into the more than memorable Bee Gee classics of the 60’s and 70’s. And what better title for the 10-track album, than “Please Don’t Turn Out The Lights”. Though I

Detroit artist – The Infamous Crackhead

Born on the Eastside of Detroit, the youngest of six, The Infamous Crackhead was kept off the streets and into music which became his passion. He worked hard at his craft as a DJ, then a beat-maker, and improving his mic skills before creating The Law Breakers. A couple of months backed The Infamous Crackhead dropped the 14 track album, entitled “Mental”. Focused and furious this is an album that has moments of great energy, toughness, lyrical smartness and a great old school atmosphere.

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?

 The Infamous Crackhead: About 10 yrs ago Djing and listening to different music and artists all kinds of music hip hop, R&B, Blues, Rock, New wave etc.

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?

The Infamous Crackhead: All the Hip Hop Legends, Run DMC P.E Tibe, NWA. LL,Rakim,X-Clan, Wu Tang, Redman,DMX,EPMD,both Ice Tand Cube, Das,Nas,and my guys 2pac and Biggie

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to?

The Infamous Crackhead: Kendrick, J Cole, and a few others.

  1. How did the moniker ‘The Infamous Crackhead’ come to be?

The Infamous Crackhead: the crackhead came 1st by the way I rhyme hard, then the infamous came from my life growing up in the city, then became the infamous Crackhead gritty hardcore Mc

  1. What do you think separates you from the crowd of artists emerging right now?

The Infamous Crackhead: My originality and sound and my different point of view of the world and embodiment of hip hop I hold dear.

  1. What do you think people should get out of your music, first and fore mostly?

The Infamous Crackhead: Good vibes to raise your level

  1. Do you have a set of messages you’re trying to communicate? Or is each song just a story and an emotion unto itself?

The Infamous Crackhead: yes and yes my music is emotionally driven.

  1. What would you consider a successful or high point in your career so far?

The Infamous Crackhead: Getting my music to the masses and being able to have this interview with you, who understands my music.

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music so far?

The Infamous Crackhead: Money, Networking my music, Family and raising my children. I had to put these things in front of my music.

  1. What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your music, regardless of style or tempo?

The Infamous Crackhead: I’m like a chef I try different ingredients to make the best soup to serve to my customers. As they say soul food supposed to stick to your ribs, lol

  1. Did you put together beats on your releases or do just handle the lyrics?

The Infamous Crackhead: yes I write, produce and make all my own material.

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

The Infamous Crackhead: I have full enjoyment when fans enjoy my music bad thing running across bad people who wanna feed off your dreams and do nothing to help, or take from you.

  1. How do you market and manage your music career? Do you have a management team or do you control everything by yourself?

The Infamous Crackhead: I have a small team that I’m thankful for but I am the Overseer

  1. If you had the opportunity to change one thing about how the music business works right now, what would that be?

The Infamous Crackhead: Just saying isn’t it funny that we are Motown but we don’t have a major label here but anyways small labels need more room to strive.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

The Infamous Crackhead: Informative, hardcore hip hop with a street wise edge.

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

The Infamous Crackhead: Yes it is very viable in today’s market – YouTube, Soundcloud, Apple, faster than out the trunk lol

  1. Tell us something about the founding and the idea behind ‘The Law Breakers’?

The Infamous Crackhead: The group was called speakers of the house we had up to 9 members at one time but egos and attitudes broke up a good thing so I left with the name then changed it to the law breakers of today with the same mission.

  1. Is your music inspired by mostly real events or the power of your creative imagination?

The Infamous Crackhead: It’s 50/50 the mind is a powerful thing use right and life can teach u a lesson or two, feel me.

  1. If any, which producers do you currently admire and would like to collaborate with?

The Infamous Crackhead: The Rza, Swizz beats, Dr Dre, Timberland, and the mighty Bomb Squad.

  1. What’s next on the upcoming agenda for The Infamous Crackhead?

The Infamous Crackhead: The WORLD DOMINATION ALBUM!!

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