Emmanuel Dalmas & Kirby Howarth: “This Is Love That I’m Feeling” – a song with a country bent

Emmanuel Dalmas a company founder and high level executive in the scientific industry from the South West of France, also moonlights as a multi-genre music composer. Dalmas has been steadily building his music catalog since kicking things off in 2016 from his home studio. He produces instrumental and vocal tracks, engaging talented male and female voices to complete his projects, which in turn are made available for both commercial and non-commercial use. Emmanuel Dalmas recently dropped his latest single, “This Is Love That I’m Feeling”, done in collaboration with Kirby Howarth, who added the vocals and lyrics to Dalmas’ music and

Armonite: “And The Stars Above” – complex, vibrant sonic landscapes

May 2018 saw the release of the new album, “And The Stars Above”, by Italian progressive rock band, Armonite, featuring violinist Jacopo Bigi and keyboardist Paolo Fosso. The album also includes a guest appearance by Porcupine Tree’s bassist, Colin Edwin. Composer Fosso and violinist Bigi are classical musicians who through their teenage years, joined local bands, playing a variety of genres and artists, from the Beatles to Dream Theater. At the end of the ’90s, while still in college, they would play in a band called Armonite. They released an album in 1999, performed a few dates live, and then

MVJOR ARCVNA: “The Last Word in Love”- a master of layers and sequenced progression

Jaron Pearlman aka MVJOR ARCVNA, is an audio engineer, backing musician, and songwriter who grew up in Asheville NC, and is now based in Atlanta GA. Over the years he has toured and recorded with a wide range of artists, including The Indigo Girls, The Shadowboxers, Amor Kismet, Mercury Jackson and more. MVJOR ARCVNA is revered by many critics – and certainly by us – as one of the most quintessential independent producers currently around, standing almost alone in his ability to mix catchy crossover EDM-Pop sounds with complex rock-styled songwriting, and igniting the electronic underground in a truly unprecedented fashion.

DJ Mizzy: “Prost” – gorgeously phrased synth lines, and subtly floating aural overtones

Boasting a sound that goes from his favored deep house grooves to hip-hop, DJ Mizzy, born Claudel Larose, is an international DJ and producer raised just outside of New York. Inspired by artists such as Sander van Doorn, DJ Yonny, and Avicii, Mizzy has a strong passion for his work. Throughout his 18 years of DJing, Mizzy has traveled all over the world to perform, using the original Technic SL1200 turntable as his prime tool. His latest endeavor is “Prost”, a German influenced track with a melodic tone, incorporating a subtle Caribbean flair. DJ Mizzy’s melodies are emotionally evocative and

Boy Leadfoot: “Turn-Buckle” – wholeheartedly playing to their strengths and sounding great while doing it

Max Gordon with Boy Leadfoot is a three-piece blues-based, alternative soul and rock project, from Vancouver Island, Canada. Their latest release, the EP “Turn-Buckle” is a breath of fresh air compared to the pop dribble permeating the American music scene right now. This is the type of musical project that will carve out a steady cult following and attract a good deal of critical acclaim. All three members are very professional and innovative musicians, and musicians of any sort will gobble up all kinds of licks, tones and spices from this release. The EP resides in the nebulous nexus of

Juan Donovan: “Merlot & Marijuana” – a brilliant compendium of styles and luxurious production

As one half of the production duo Darkroom Productions, Juan Donovan has produced with his partner Jamal Roberts some of today’s hottest artists. That list includes R Kelly, Wale, Young Money, Maino, JellyRoll, 24Hrs (Royce Rizzy), Brick Squad, G-Unit, Bad Boy, and more. The duo also won multiple awards for its phenomenal work on HBO’s classic hit series “The Wire”, which garnered them featured in major publications such as FADER, The New York Times, VIBE, and dozens more. It’s not surprising then that Juan Donovan would want to drop a record that’s as much a personal statement as a collection

American Spirits: “Nowhere Near Perfect” – at their most musically and lyrically ambitious

Since being launched in 2017, Bowling Green, Ohio, Indie Rock band, American Spirits, have also founded The Summit Shack, a local DIY venue that has hosted over 25 bands since its inception in the same year. 2018 saw the four piece band release their album “Nowhere Near Perfect”. This recording will grip you by the neck and slam you into the ground. It’s simply one of the most listenable Emo albums you would have heard in a while. You could play the whole thing through without getting bored, probably every day if you wanted to. The music is catchy. The

Internationally Acclaimed Contemporary Jazz Band Drivetime Drops Elegant New Single “Mysterious Life”

 Song is the Lead Single and Title Track of their Latest Album Single Follows their Billboard Jazz #1 Most Added song “Whispers”  Single Marks Band’s relaunch Via Red Hot New The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records  (Los Angeles – The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records is proud to announce the release of a new single, “Mysterious Life,” by Jazz Fusion torchbearers Drivetime. This Michael B. Sutton production is enriched with sensual soprano saxophone, spacy synths, pulsating drums and percussion, deep pocket bass and enigmatic electric guitar, “Mysterious Life” – the title track of the band’s eight and latest

d’Z: “Connected” – dazzling musical arrangements and a super-tight rhythm section

Hans-Peter de Zeeuw a.k.a. d’Z is a Dutch drummer and composer in the soul, jazz and funk genres. Born to a conservative family in Rotterdam, the life of d’Z changed at the age of nine when he took his first drum lesson. He knew he was destined to be a drummer. By 19, d’Z attended the largest conservatory for pop, jazz and world music in Europe, being taught by leading musicians of the Netherlands. It wasn’t long before d’Z was a sought-after drummer, but he attended the summer of 2016 before turning his attentions to recording. d’Z handpicked his favorite

SUMMY: “Sus” – ready to reach through the stratosphere for stardom

SUMMY is a US-based pop singer who captured the attention of audiences and the music industry with a viral video. SUMMY’s cover of “Issues” by Julia Michaels landed her a spot on MTV’s Cover of the Month and was watched by over half a million music enthusiasts all over the world. These viewers included award-winning producers, and Lady Gaga, who retweeted the video. After her runaway success, SUMMY focused on producing original work. Her current single “Sus” is available now. A music video and album are in the works, and SUMMY is looking ahead to announcing a tour in the

Clement Sim: “Draw Near” – The soulful pop rock center of the record is wrapped in energetic guitar and piano-drenched tracks

Clement Sim should have a massive amount of success in Contemporary Christian Music scene. His latest album “Draw Near” provides the listener with good quality music that keeps a traditional lyrical feel but adds an updated edgy pop and rock sound that will engage a range of people. Over all, the entire album really hits hard rhythmically. The lyrics are strong, passionate and do not feel like regurgitated worship music. Clement oversees the worship and music ministry in Toa Payoh Methodist Church in Singapore. He is passionate about bringing people into an encounter with God through music. And he certainly achieves that on this 10 track album. Judging by the heart behind his music he has managed to keep his focus on God and the message of Jesus Christ throughout the entire album.

Clement Sim’s songwriting is mature and will be widely accepted within the CCM industry, while the music on the album is a blend of rock, worship and pop, to present to us one of my favorite Christian albums of the year. From the powerful rock driven opener “You Are Good”, to the percussive anthem “Mighty Warrior” and the soaring melodic title track “Draw Near”, this album will definitely please a wide array of listeners whose preference is of a variety of musical styles.

It is when we realize that God knows our deepest fears and insecurities that we can rest assured that He will carry us through, is a theme that threads subtly throughout the album as a whole.

The piano driven ballad, “I Want More”, is another radio friendly song that encourages us to delve into Christ’s words, His promises, and everything else He has for us. It delivers exactly what you would expect from Clement’s pen and amazing vocal gifts.

The soulful pop rock center of the record is wrapped in energetic guitar and piano-drenched tracks, stunning background vocals, thunderous drums, and brilliant production. Sim’s lead vocals on each song are filled with conviction and are second-to-none.

Musically, this project does not leave one feeling empty-handed. Although every song is solid, I was particularly taken by “Spirit Rain Down”, “You Never Fail”, “Light to the Nations” and “The Throne Song”. Truthfully, it is difficult to single out any one track, as the entire list of tunes is extraordinarily strong.

Perhaps the most notable thing about this recording is that the lyrical content is theologically rich and solid. The scriptural focus and deep dive are refreshing and compelling. The entire work is uplifting and transformational. Not one song stops short on truth.

There is great emphasis throughout the album on the power of Christ and His resurrection. Credit must be given to Clement Sim’s for preserving clarity and consistency in his messages from the very beginning, as it’s easy to get lost in the varying soundscapes. It seems he is very passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story.

Clement Sim obviously put this new album together with the goal of encouraging others to find hope and solace in their faith. The best thing about Clement is his ability to see God in the everyday challenges that ordinary people face. He then takes those challenges and turns them into beautiful songs.

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