Conscious Rapper Apex aka Levi delivers “The Elevation Clause”

Culture is the best way for self-expression to cultivate if used in the right manner. In this techno savvy era, the authenticity of culture is somewhere getting lost, for everyone wants to join the rat race. One best way to pass this important message to the mass is through music, especially hip hop and rap. This art form has already been used as the platform to speak out loud about the different things taking place in the society. The umbrella term hip hop has a significant part known as conscious rapping performed by rappers who deliver social awareness message to

WATCH VIDEO: “Israeli’s Netta, the 2018 EuroVision Winner Jacked My Chicken Dab Style” – Claims‎ Nigerian Swiss Based Artist NazB

Nigerian Swiss Based Artist Naz B has reacted to the recent victory of Israeli Netta at the 2018 Eurovision song contest with the song “Toy” which was allegedly written and composed by Doron Medalie and Stav Beger.  The West African rapper claimed that the Chicken Dab Style which influenced Netta’s win was his trademark chicken dance moves that attracted overwhelming votes for her with her pink-haired backing singers and dancers. Thousands of people from all over the world enjoyed the spectacular live shows at Lisbon’s Altice Arena last week, with over 200 million viewers tuning in on television as it

NEWS FROM HNA MUSIC NEW RELEASE “DJ” PDS NOW AVAILABLE

The dance pop song, DJ, on the EP entitled DJ is full of excitement and delight! An upbeat, feel-good song to dance to, exercise to or merely listen to as you’re driving local or on a road trip needing a few tracks to keep you engaged, three tracks thumpin. The ecstatic track sure to make you smile while you’re moving to the beat. An upbeat, feel-good song and with an actual story behind it. The song about young women who loves music and DJ who’s delivering it a shared interest soon a relationship; music DJ, and love. The story and

Seattle legend Ian Crawford releases his debut album “Grand Wheel”

Grand Wheel, Ian Crawford’s debut album, was released on April 1st, 2018. This album, years in the making, proves worth the wait. Each track feels like an adventure, part of the larger picture that is the album. Grand Wheel flows effortlessly between songs, masterfully transitioning between both songs and stylings. Ian Crawford is a Washington native, who has played with a number of artists throughout the years since he began playing music in adolescence. Prior to releasing Grand Wheel, he released No Contest (2016) with his band The Contestants. Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / iTunes

Dunja World: “One” – warm instrumentation and a finely tuned arrangement

Dunja World is a classically trained pianist, singer-songwriter now residing in New York. As a survivor of Civil War in 1999, Dunja came to the US with no friends or family, and has since used her talent to compose music for film, television, and commercials. She has performed at prestigious venues, including the White House, and has worked with well-known film directors and music producers. Dunja worked with One Foundation to create her current release – “One” – a simple, yet affecting, song with a message of peace, that could be easily translated and sung by a wide range of

Trae Morris: “The Door” maintains a build-up with veteran techniques

Born in Mississippi and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina Trae Morris is an independent R&B artist who launched his career in 2014 when he signed with vHIZions Management for artist development; shortly thereafter, he would co-write and release his debut single “Deeper.” After relocating to Atlanta in 2015, Morris aligned with the JP Agency. This would connect Morris with the trio known as Those Guys Music, comprised of singer/songwriters Amore Jones, Steven Ashley, and Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Jeremiah Adkins. In the fall of 2016, Those Guys Music produced the summertime track “End the Night”, written by Dee

Kilo M.O.E’s Rambo Video Delivers On Its Long Awaited Build Up

After Going Almost 3 years without a visual Kilo M.O.E finally delivers the goods with a dual punch from his latest Single Rambo. As the first official preview of the Shoot- Which Also Featured M.O.E’s Debut Single to the Feddy Andretti project ‘Braggin’ produced by Twanbeatmaker, Kilo M.O.E’s “Go To” for Production. “I am The Sh**; And ain nobody out here like us”, M.O.E Taunts as He flexes his muscle in the South Florida Back drop. The track’s accompanying music video sees Kilo M.O.E Spitting his bars by himself in various locations where he coincidentally started his rapidly growing Record Label O.M.G

The Upper Tunist to release self-titled new album!

Jason Hunter is a driven producer, artist and musician with a stunning sonic vision. He makes music as “The Upper Tunist”, and he is about to release a solid brand new album by the same name. This project was a huge labor of love and passion for Jason, who spent a lot of time and all of his hard-earned money trying to produce the best possible music. His creativity went so far that he even invented his own, genre, MIXTAPE music! With this cool genre idea, it’s really hard to predict exactly what the next song will sound like, because

ECHOGLASS – The enveloping embrace of the resonant pianos and layered guitar-driven rhythms

Formed in 2016 ECHOGLASS are composed of frontman DA McKenna, guitarist Remmy, bassist Bo Calista and drummer Bam. They are currently independent and release their music on Darkhouse Recordings. With their heritage deep in the great North West of England music scene, they are inspired by the artists, poets and legends of the region like Shaun Ryder, Ian Curtis, Pete Shelley, Gary Aspden, LS Lowry, The Beatles, James, Oasis, Mark E. Smith, Ian Brown and Morrissey to name but a few. The group’s debut single, “Last to Know” was released in 2017 and draws upon their period roaming the great American wilderness.  This was followed by second singles, “Blackburn Boulevard” released

DAV!D&CLARA: “BODY WORK” – a celebration of epic musical proportions

The new album by DAV!D&CLARA: half man, half machine. Together they have created what is a self-professed “collection of guilty pleasures”. 14 tracks that are fun, inventive, and meteoric on impact from start to finish. An electronic celebration marking the duos 10th year making music. “BODY WORK”, available now on Bandcamp with full booklet. Crashing into the atmosphere this summer to iTunes all other digital and streaming services. Get DAV!D&CLARA’s new album “BODYWORK”. Bandcamp: http://tinyurl.com/p3ls2cu iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/q5muhky Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/pk8gaxa Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/osxgoys SUBSCRIBE to DAV!D&CLARA:  Website: http://www.davidandclara.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/davidandclara Facebook: http://facebook.com/davidandclara YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/thedavidandclara Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/pk8gaxa BODY WORK by DAV!D&CLARA

Collaborateurs: “Interstellar Colors” blurs the lines between earnestness and bravado

“Interstellar Colors” is the third album released under the Collaborateurs name, but Curtis Hubbard, Glenn Hubbard, Roger Brandon, and Jeremy Cayton have worked together in other acts for a long time. Most recently, Hubbard, Brandon, and Cayton released three albums under the name Rog & Glenn. Brothers Curtis and Glenn Hubbard have also recorded together for many years, first as Four Day Weekend, and more recently The Hubbard Concept. The Collaborateurs have a formula that works for them. Every album has more than a handful of tracks that are the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, a perfect arrangements of chords and guitar licks, vocals and magic that sets off all the right vibrations in your brain, pillowed by tunes that eventually grow on you over time and the rest are added as melodrama to keep your emotional senses pricked up in between. The Collaborateurs is the perfect album band.

That may be a difficult statement for the iTunes generation to understand, but way before digital platforms made the album downloadable in ridiculous fractions of an atom, it was one body of work that made a profound statement about its creators, performers and producers.

Of course the word ‘producer’ also had a different meaning prior to the digital age, but that’s a whole new story, which we don’t have time to explore here. The fact of the matter remains that the Collaborateurs is an album band. Meaning they can hold your attention span, and intrigue your musical curiosity over 16 full tracks, in one sitting.

The beauty of the Collaborateurs is that you can start at any point. Each album is as good as the last and those that came after it. To that end, “Interstellar Colors” works as a perfect introduction or a delightful continuation.

The band have always worn their hearts on their sleeves. They take their right to be “professionals who decided music is more fun as a hobby” seriously, and they specialize in songs that blur the line between earnestness and bravado.

There are no deep secrets to their songs, because it’s all right there on the glistening surface: a sweeping vision of rock-based virtues by way of pulsing, lusciously layered songs writ large, in flashing neon letters. The band’s music has a glamour that reflects their technical craftiness, while they write songs pumped up with unrelenting seriousness and arena-filling atmospherics.

Glistening guitars, shimmering keyboards, funky basslines, high powered drum beats, and passages of full brass arrangements can be found scattered all over the tracks. You can go from the Pink Floyd-ish lavishness of the mid-tempo “Dimension”, to the King Crimson-styled progressive rock of “LadyBug”.

You can sink into the quagmire of the slow burning funk fusion on “Curmudgeon”, or slide into the silky smooth, and eclectic, after-dinner jazz inflections, on “Two Active Snakes”. But that’s only part of the story, as “Interstellar Colors” offers so many different shades of music it’s hard to keep up with the changes from track to track. Yet the music remains cohesive all the way through.

“Interstellar Colors” is musically beyond spectacular. I closed my eyes and listened to the whole thing…and was stunned by the end; probably the most stripped down of arrangements in this collection, the piano-driven “The Last Time”, is a quiet two-and-a-half-minute ballad of heart-thumping awesomeness which gave me the measure of the greatness of this body of work.

Despite each track bringing different influences, styles and sounds, they all relate to the main idea with clarity and consciousness – which is exquisite arrangements, intelligent lyrics and superb musicianship. Without musical exploration, this album wouldn’t be from the Collaborateurs, and each track here reinforces this theory.

The band offers us an invigorating and insightful work of art for their new studio album, trading in older sentiments for a pulsing display of musicianship and originality that will keep old listeners incredibly faithful and hopefully attract many new ones.

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