Grand Rezerva: “Hellhound” keeps the momentum flowing relentlessly

Launched in 2009 the rock band Grand Rezerva consists of Michael C. Svensson (vocals) Andreas Lundberg (guitar) Mattias “Tiz” Nilsson (guitar) Thomas Helgesson (drums) and Zoak (bass). They have conquered Radio, Stages and Media across the globe – from Europe, to South America, Asia, Canada and the United States. The band’s music has also been used in several shows, podcasts and films. Now they kick off 2019 with a brand new single, entitled “Hellhound”, which was recorded in the band’s Grand Anarchy Studios by A. Lundberg. Released on January 18th, the track was mixed and mastered by Beau Hill, whose

Ephect: “Just Like That” – focused on making an impression

Ephect is an Independent Rap/Hip Recording Artist and Music Producer born, raised and currently located in Indianapolis, Indiana (US). Ephect has released around 20 music, numerous singles, and his latest full length album titled “The Nphection”, which dropped back in September 2018. What makes this album different than other recent releases comes down to, how Ephect works with his producers. He doesn’t just compliment good production, he capitalizes on stunning production. In today’s hip-hop scene, fans tend to shy away from raw rapping talent. Gone are the days when the scene was more focused on how good the flow was

Lew Houston: “Safe” – a gritty flow that adds to the lyrical poignancy

Lew Houston is a hip-hop artist currently based in San Diego. Originally from Houston, Texas, Lew rose above the violence and poverty in his life by playing sports and creating music. Influenced by Southern rap styles, he began writing his own lyrics at a young age and released his debut album “The Progression” in 2016.  His latest EP “Back to da Money” is available now, and features the single “Safe”. With no forewarning, Lew gives us a sharp and compact four-minute statement on “Safe”. It’s just a quick and efficient declaration of supremacy, a warning for us not to underrate

Rodrigo Rocha gets the lead role in “SSW Of The Border”

Actor Rodrigo Rocha is not slowing down anytime soon. After a slew of roles, he is preparing to lead a feature indie movie, “SSW Of The Border”. Set to start production in the first quarter of 2019, the film is projected to be released early next year. “SSW Of The Border” will be directed by Felipe Bretas and Bruno Vieira. Other casts of the movie include Kayky Brito, Zhubin Rahbar, Eduardo Magalhaes, Dani Antunes, Eben Reinhardt, Joao Gevaerd, Dimi Papas, Kenzie Dodds, Rhaina Rodovalho, and Juliana Amador. “SSW Of The Border” movie will start production in April 2019. An official

Daud Aur Yahudy: “Home Bound” – The sounds are deep-toned

A former professional athlete in the NFL, now turned singer-songwriter, Daud Aur Yahudy has released his EP “Home Bound”, which follows the re-release of his critically acclaimed debut album “Soulful Life Within”. Daud has earned his right to experiment with his sound and release something that tells us who he really is. The eloquently presents his unique version of future soul lined with a touch of love, spirituality and enchantment. His distinct flare allows him to appeal to the masses without becoming a cookie-cutter R&B and soul singer. The silky smooth, 6 song EP features peaceful and melodic vocals that

Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice.

Marcus Christ continues to move forward in the entertainment industry. He has just recently released two single songs edited for radio play called “It’s Like” and “If I Knew”, for sale on Cdbaby.com. Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice. Marcus Christ was just recently released from jail after pleading no contest to vandalism charges. As an artist Marcus Christ has had problems in the past “expressing himself”. Marcus Christ expects his double album “Prince of the Universe” to showcase various producers, but especially his own productions. Marcus Christ admits he

AMARU: “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” is totally on fire!

AMARU – a singer-songwriter and a trained actor, originally from the Republic of Suriname residing in The Netherlands since 1991 – has found critical success with enough Pop, Rock, R&B and Electronic influenced songs that there’s plenty of demand for more, but there’s nothing like hearing the gloriously hard-nosed Dutch artist rap a beat to shreds. This is something he does not often do. Now on his latest release – “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” – we get to savor just that. The song is rap remix of the title track of his debut album, and is a completely new version,

Hookdiggy: “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette – full feel-good potential

2019 sees Atlanta-based Hookdiggy, continuing his growing momentum and his promise to put out well written hip-hop that appeals not only to fans of the genre, but fans of creative and innovative lyrical content. In fact he goes beyond that with his latest track, “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette. Utilizing full-bodied smooth instrumentation, Hookdiggy manages to pull off an almost cinematic-like ambiance throughout. The intoxicating mix of jazz, hip-hop, and neo-soul with a dash of dance is maintained at a very high level from beginning to end while the musicianship is top-notch every step of the way. Hookdiggy, together

Tony Marino: “Family and Friends” – a wildly rhythmic demonstration of every crowd-pleasing twist

Tony Marino – the South Philly composer, pianist, and bandleader – has been passionately carrying the torch for his love of Latin Jazz sounds since the release of his debut Cd “Tony Marino & Havana Heat: The Latin Jazz Project” which was dropped in January 1997. The artist who fell in love with the piano at just 7 years of age, has since recorded 10 more albums. Each bringing to the fore his songwriting and performing skills learned over the years, after crossing paths with Bill DelGovenatore, Frank DiBussolo, Al Stauffer, Tom Lawton and Ernest Hopkins – all of whom had an

KC Sisters: “Walk With Me” – sincere, authentic and absolute!

The KC Sisters aren’t old enough to remember when radio programmed pop records next to country, rock, folk, and beyond, but their artistic DNA tells them that’s the way music was meant to be heard. Their sound on the EP, “Walk With Me”, is like a warm embrace from a loved one. It’s sincere, authentic and absolute, taken from a legacy of sound that comes from their fondness for the all-girl groups of the 1960s. The Casey sisters – Deanna, Noelle, Tasha, Elise and Kathleen – highlight their acapella harmonization, as well as their mastery as skilled musicians, playing piano,

Chris Sullivan: “By The Light Of The Radio” showcases his incredible songwriting and singing chops

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Chris Sullivan grew up in Charleston, South Carolina where he fell in love with and began playing music.  I won’t try and dazzle you with big fancy words or catch-phrases that no self-respecting music fan knows the meaning of. For music like this, you want a real review. With real words and real thoughts that doesn’t turn you off after 3 sentences. One of the reasons that I enjoy this Sullivan’s music so much (yes I have listened to his other material) is that most of the songs feel genuine, and they aren’t very cheesy or cringe-worthy like most singer-songwriter-rock, has become today.

Chris Sullivan is a real find, and his latest single, “By The Light Of The Radio” holds the proof. Throughout his music, Sullivan takes all the familiar subjects, the frustrations, the joys, the regrets, and the hopes and dreams of we all hold dear, and applies them like he invented them himself.

Indeed, musically and lyrically he does invigorate the crossover Americana and rock music scene as definitively as any artist I can currently think of. Brisk, urgent and upbeat, the new single sheds light on the power of the radio and the spell it casts over him: “Summers came and went, all my time was spent, by the light of the radio…”

Chris Sullivan delivers polished music with a raw edginess that is real, versus the bubblegum commercial pop-rock crap that is pumped out in a continual stream by the corporate music machine. I’ve always been a fan of rock poets; especially when both the rock and the poetry were really good.

So I’ve been excited by folks like Dylan, Springsteen, Petty, Crosby, Young, Seger, Browne and Mellencamp in their prime, etc, and more recently Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell. Sullivan seems to blend a bit of what those folks were doing and adding his own rock edge to it, as he does for example on the mid- tempo rocker “Unaware”, and on the runaway rhythm of “The City That Never Sleeps”. This guy is a very good rock poet.

Chris Sullivan has a way with words, so this is a track you’ll want to turn up loud in your car and let everyone hear. He sharpens his upbeat rock edge in “By The Light Of The Radio” while showcasing his incredible songwriting and singing chops, and is nothing if not authentic. You’ll be singing along after only a couple of spins, guaranteed. This track belongs in a collection of music that captures issues which are both relevant today and as timeless as can be.

Sullavan’s music – and his songs – just settle in with you and they will come to mind when you seem to need them most. Just like your favorite classics from the past. This is an element that has been almost totally lost in much of today’s new music.

Except in rare cases, the melodies and words logon to your head for a couple of days before totally disappearing into the digital nothingness that they’re made of. Chris Sullivan’s melodic music, on the other hand, sounds like real records, you’ll want to have on vinyl – to hold and hang onto forever!

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