Grayson Word Releases his Debut EP “Different Kind of Free”

Grayson Word’s debut EP, “Different Kind of Free”, is a fantastic surprise for any music fan. The soulful vocals and the hint of 70’s funk give it a vibe much older than his 18 years. The album, from this American artist, starts with the haunting vocals on ‘Lost’, shares the heartbreak of a lost love in ‘Can’t Get Over You’ and takes us on a beautiful ride through the song ‘Slow’. Some of his influences include Al Green, Michael McDonald and Earth, Wind & Fire to name a few. Grayson says realizing his passion for music at a very early

Ann Paul: “STAY” – elegant pop structures with choruses that will remain stuck in your head

It’s not easy to find really excellent singer-songwriters anymore, but in Ann Paul the talent has been found as she’s an amazing artist. Her arrangements are kept fairly simple and the words flow smoothly. Sometimes she’ll remind you of a straight acoustic folk singer voice… and then at other times there’s a shot of rhythm mixed into the arrangements which just lures the listener into her mellow groove. Ann is an artist from New York who currently resides on the North Fork of Long Island. She was drawn to music at an early age and taught herself the basics before

The Silver Bayonets: “BRAVEFACE” – fantastic Adrenalin pacing of the album

Listening to the brand new album “BRAVEFACE”– which is set to release the 13th of April 2018 – by The Silver Bayonets is like climbing up and own a series of steep hills. The flow, the trip, the atmosphere, the anticipation, gives the album a fantastic undulating mood all its own. The music is more than badass guitar riffs and pounding drums; it has a feel and life unique to itself. And that is what makes the album spectacular. Like most of the band’s music, “BRAVEFACE” isn’t just something to listen to; it’s something to experience. Hype aside, this album

Music Legend Plunky Releases – “Only You” 4-Song Smooth Groove/Afro-Mellow EP

The storied history of Afro-jazz funk legends Plunky & Oneness continues with a new album, Eclecticism, to be released June 13 of this year.  As a prelude to the new album, Plunky is releasing Only You, a four-song maxi-single of Afro-mellow smooth grooves on March 13.  While his maxi-single focuses on mellow vibes, the four tracks still showcase the variety and versatility Plunky and his group have shown for more than 40 years and 25 albums.  Newness and innovation are on full display on this EP as Plunky and his son, J. Fire Branch, have produced a collection of personal

Meelow’s voice is perfect for what she’s trying to achieve sonically

Teen songwriter, actress and musician, Lily Garret, better known by her stage name Meelow, draws inspiration from a wide range of artists, such as Queen and Heart, as well as Christina Aguilera, Halsey, and Adele. She’s performed at several festivals and charity events including The Chisholm Trail Art Walk, and the United Way Follies where she was chosen as fan favorite, and she also performed the National Anthem at the PRCA Rodeo in Duncan, Oklahoma. Something she will be repeating for the OKC Dodgers soon. Meelow has been doing covers and releasing original music via Soundcloud, Reverbnation and YouTube for some

Billy Swayze will blow you away

Passion for music and entertainment runs deep in Billy’s veins. The legacy of music and entertainment runs deep in Billy Swayze’s family. His cousin Roderick Falconer/Rod Taylor was a prolific rock singer/songwriter on Geffen Records who produced seven albums before launching his film career. Billy’s father was the pro wrestler Beautiful Bruce Swayze, his distant cousin actor Patrick Swayze, and his mother lyricist Bonnie Swayze. Intent on carrying on the family tradition, Nashville’s songwriter and performing artist Billy Swayze, is crafting and releasing his own blend soul, electro and rock with elements of ambient, trip-hop and psychedelia. If rock and


Although it may still be winter, there’s still plenty of warmth to be found in the music of ESP EVOLUTION. The duo consists of music producer and guitarist Overdose and singer and songwriter The Lady Capri. Together the two “have joined hands to create a whole new different form of the musical genre which promises to break all barriers of how music is composed and what audience is going to experience. The partnership which started in 2010 is going strong and delivering a series of hits. ESP Evolution proclaims to challenge your musical cravings and leverage your taste buds, making

Lyrikha: “Give Me All Your Love” – a synth infested electronic power play !

Lyrikha has been writing since 2008 and her original song catalog contains Pop, R & B and club songs, which she releases through her label Erica Leonard Entertainment. But the lady actually started out singing in her church choir as a young child and has desired performing ever since. In elementary school she was introduced to drama, and has since formally studied acting for television and film. A member of the Recording Academy of Arts and Science, as well as ASCAP, Lyrikha also finds passion in reworking disco classics. Something she has confidently done with the Crown Heights Affair track

Nitish Pires: “Am I Evil” – focusing on the melodic and accessible aspect of his musical work

Nitish Pires began his musical journey in 1999 with the formation of the Rock band Nakshatra, releasing one album – “Gulfam” – entirely penned by Pires, and released on Universal Music. In 2007 he ventured into a solo career writing two albums – “Sarhadein” and “Chauraha” – as well composing music for TV adverts for companies like Vodafone, Nokia and Fila. He also put together an entire movie score for the feature file Soch Lo. Though having his hometown in Goa, Pires has travelled extensively promoting his work. After a 4 year world backpacking adventure that started in 2014, he

Nicky Ash: “Beautiful” – a masterful job of balancing the modern and the classic in her sound

South African born singer-songwriter and recording artist, Nicky Ash, has been performing since she was four years old back in 2001. She has gone on to win awards as well as receive critical acclaim for her works and performances. A qualified make-up artist, currently studying Cosmetology, 20 year old Nicky has linked up with accomplished music producer Dante Lattanzi of Caelum Music Production who is managing her as well as producing her upcoming EP, to be released in the first quarter of 2018. They have now dropped the single “Beautiful”, written by Nicky for her mother – “A strong, independent

Han Sino & Parth Patadiya: “A Murder In Me: The SCoRe” – has a spirituality about it

Han Sino is a hardworking sound designer and spoken word artist justly admired for his music and various releases. However, his remarkable soundtrack for Parth Patadiya’s short film “A Murder In Me” may be his masterpiece, so far. It is, apart from being just the right underscore to this provocative film, music that more than holds its own on its own. Sino uses what sound like familiar movie tropes, suggesting at times Copland, at other times, Morricone or Hans Zimmer, at all times Han Sino. It’s deliciously dark music, poignant, haunting, very lean and muscular. It has a spirituality about it, a menace at times, and a sad desolation. But it’s always very listenable.

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The 10-track album titled “A Murder In Me: The SCoRe”, is in reality based on two original tracks, segmented and elaborated into various thematic versions which focus on specific instrumental tones. I was both delighted and enthralled by the pieces composed for this work.

The tantalizing variations on the compositions actually caused me to pay more attention to them. This might be some of the most emotional pieces Han Sino has written. It’s minimalistic but oh so poignant. It’s a far cry from his usual Nu Jazz, Rare Groove, and Trip Hop soundscapes, and probably that’s what makes it so interesting to listen to.

It is always a challenge to hear artists move outside of their comfort zone, and Han Sino’s attempt is nothing short of impressive. He has captured the essence of Parth Patadiya’s stunning visuals and affecting storyline.

The short film which narrates the story of a young man who suffers from a dangerous mental disease called OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), is extremely taught and particularly distressing in parts, holding the viewer in absolute apprehension until the final frame.

Patadiya displays tight writing and directing skills. He uses strong, economical dialogue, while his visuals capture essential moments of color, texture, and sound, as well as evocative, raw imagery. Moreover the director’s emotional connection to the material demonstrates a powerful point of view.

Parth Patadiya

The lives of the Indian urban youth is one of the major topics that Parth Patadiya deals with in his movies. This particular movie, though dark and discomforting also hold moments of hope.

Han solo on the other hand shows the same empathy for the storyline. Composer Frank Ilfman once said: “To convey emotions through music that touch the listener and ultimately unite the whole film, you must have a sense for the dramatic. You need to feel the music, not just hear it. That’s where the real gift is”. Solo executes that thought process effortlessly.

His music is deep, intimate and intense. The blend of orchestral depth on “A Murder In Me (Part 1): Main Theme” and the scattered suspenseful motifs further on into the soundtrack makes this score meaningful from start to end. And no matter what happens, when the airy flutes or the haunting violins are given the stage, the music will just leave you breathless.

Included in the album is a track called “Barking Pigeon” which features the vocals of Parth Patadiya. Apparently besides his film work, Patadiya is also a singer, songwriter and musician. This is the very first track the both Parth Patadiya and Han Sino collaborated on. It may be hard to believe on first listening, but the soundtrack, “A Murder In Me: The SCoRe”, was completed in less than 3 days.


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