Natalie Jean and Levi Moore: “The Letting Go” speaks the language of the ordinary person

A good duet, in our modern age, is a rare thing. There are plenty of features, guest verses and co-writes, and the cameo drop-in is a dime a dozen. The number of genuine duets, where vocalists share verses and tell a story together in the space of a song, is very small. If your optimism fails you, as you wonder whether there are enough great acts to keep hit radio stocked with worthy pop music duets, it’s reassuring to find that Natalie Jean and Levi Moore have a first-rate single to carry us through the next few months, all by itself. The

MAKI: ‘Waking Up With The World On Fire’ – truly majestic — grandiose, slowly unfolding, and extremely cinematic

The world is a fragmented place, with fear and hate giving rise to isolationist movements around the globe and huge portions of the population turning inward rather than outward towards each other. As such waves of bigotry spread like wildfire, the music scene becomes extremely important, not just because it means more great music, but because it connects us all together on a wavelength that hits the human heart, soul and mind even harder, faster and deeper than anger can. A creative constant in the field of communicative contemporary Instrumental music, is MAKI who focuses his ample talents on a

3 Phase – ready for genre domination!

The names Chirag Shah, Prasham Deliwala and Melvin Saldana may in themselves not ring a familiar bell in your ear right now. Probably, neither will the moniker ‘3 Phase’, nor their 6 track self-titled EP. It’s logical, it’s the law of the industry’s hype machine – cast a light on the big label clones, and leave the independent creatives in the shadows. Luckily the internet has a different set of rules.  On hearing the 3 Phase EP, the lofty ambition, the focus and dedication of this creative collective of producers, songwriters and vocal talent, makes sense – its six tracks

Sy: “Get Out Of My Dreams” – grab this R&B and Soul extravaganza

The singer, songwriter and author, Sy, releases a brand new single produced by Rueben Wood. The track “Get Out Of My Dreams” is the first single release written by the artist in 2018, since writing two self-help books, “A Swan Among Ducks” and “Saying Yes to (No): Learning the Power of (No) before the end of 2017. This track soulfully captures the spirit and feel of the emotional journey of grown womanhood. It is juicy, dynamic, soulful, gorgeous, and it is nourishment for the soul…and mind, as it examines the intricacies of a relationship built on want and lust. As

IJK: “Johnny & June” – sounds invigorated!

Alternative rock artist Imad Jack Karam, known by his initials and stage name IJK, is a Dubai-based, Lebanese singer-songwriter, who has released critically acclaimed songs and recorded with internationally known music producers in prestigious London studios. Both his singles “Space Odyssey” and “Dancing Shadows” garnered a positive reception from fans and critics alike. IJK has a style that can move between edgy modern-day alt-rock and sixties rock n’ roll crooning.  He recently published his latest single and supporting, fully animated video, for the song “Johnny & June”. So, how does this new offering cope? Very well, in truth. “Johnny &

TRVP HIPPI3Z: “On Lock” – no lack of muscular skill-flexing!

TRVP HIPPI3Z is a Canadian rap duo who just dropped their latest single entitled, “On Lock”.  Listeners beware. This product has been known to blow up and cause fires in a variety of stereo systems, due to the super-hot fire provided by this crew. TRVP HIPPI3Z is a team-up that has risen as great exemplars of righteous chaos. Their supersonic sound and hard-nosed imagery gives them a mysterious sheen, but the duo have grounded themselves via booming production, and a sonorous verbal presence, coupled with their willingness to fuck you up. Their chest-beating bravado is explosive on “IDGAF (Prod. THZ)”,

Eddy Mann: “Simple Things” will leave you breathless and in a state of euphoria

At first as a musician, I created music, then as an A&R executive I challenged it, now as a music reviewer, I explore it.  Of the three, the latter is the most difficult. Criticizing or appraising somebody else’s creation is no easy task. Enjoying it is one thing, understanding it another, and translating it is even more arduous. The funny thing is, I’ve always hated describing music. It’s such a volatile and subjective art, that nobody should really have the authority or the presumptuous audacity to judge the level of enjoyment or emotion any one piece of music is capable

Kitson Lau: “Be By Your Side” – an expressive paean to love’s transformative powers

Kitson Lau wears many hats – a musician, songwriter, singer and graphic designer, he is also a medical graduate. Initially without any musical background, Kitson became inspired by Norwegian record producer and DJ, Alan Walker. This passion drove him to learn music and song production. And soon, with dedication and focus Kitson Lau hit the top of the China Kanjian ING 10 Charts with his Mandopop albums. Since signing to Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia, Kitson has been encouraged to record English songs, so now he is making his official debut via Sony, with the song “Be By Your Side”, which

Earpiphany: “Ultraviolet Dreams and Other Songs” – multi-faceted emotions

Dan G.Hagerman aka Earpiphany is a songwriter, arranger, composer who writes many genres, including his latest pop-rock offering, “Ultraviolet Dreams”, done with Aubrey Whitfield, a talented female music producer from the U.K. who also does the vocals. The track is taken from the “Ultraviolet Dreams and Other Songs” EP. Dan lives near Los Angeles with his lovely Japanese wife of thirty-five years, Reiko, and his daughter, Holly. “We love Japan, sushi and Huskies!” affirms Hagerman. In any potential mythology built up around the music of Earpiphany on “Ultraviolet Dreams”, Whitfield may represent an irrepressibly sanguine voice and Hagerman the barbed

Emmanuel Dalmas – a natural ear for a good melody!

Emmanuel Dalmas is a multi-genre music composer from the South West of France. A company founder and high level executive in the scientific industry he started composing in late November 2016 as a weekend hobby, and continued feeling an intense growing pleasure in learning more and progressing in music composition. Dalmas has since been consolidating both his craft and catalog, with a series of single releases that move between Pop, Easy Listening, EDM, as well songs in his native French tongue. From his home studio Emmanuel produces instrumental and vocal tracks, engaging talented male and female voices to complete his

J-Hamz: “I Stack Up Remixes” – breaking free from the formulaic!

A medical doctor by day, J-Hamz is a classically trained pianist who produces electronic by night. J-Hamz has been featured in various music magazines and radio stations. His “I Stack Up” track was a Beatport Staff Pick as well as charting in the top ten electro house and big room charts. The EP “I’d Do Anything” also charted on Beatport and has received airplay on over a 100 college FM radio stations. J-Hamz together with Jaculator also received a nomination for the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards’ as DJ/Electronic Recording of the Year for the aforementioned EP. In his 6th release, the “I Stack Up Remixes” EP, J-Hamz (www.j-hamz.com) unveils the winners of Digital Empire Records’ remix contest for the title track of his Beatport electro house #3 charting EP, “I Stack Up” EP, featuring lyrics and vocals by Jesse Peters (www.jessepetersmusic.com).

J-Hamz has become a fearsome presence these past few years, and we’ve managed to become quite familiar with, and quite fond of, the beat-savvy, real-life equivalent of Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde – doctor by day, producer by night. What we like most about J-Hamz is his ability to transcend genres.

He delves into all facets of electronic music, and he drops beats with the absolute best of them. This 5 track set of remixes is fraught with cuts that are going to crawl into your ears and make their home there for quite a while. Obviously, depending on your personal taste, some beats are better than others, but quality wise, they’re all quite similar in nature, breaking free from the formulaic.

In this new EP, listeners are presented with a combination of surreal remix innovations, booming bangers, revamped classic sounding electro, and reconfigured techno tunes. Each remix can easily stand apart from the tracks they sit next to while maintaining the composure and core structure originality found in J-Hamz’s original music.

However, there are creative moments that really hit the high mark, such as “I Stack Up (SStretch Remix)”, “I Stack Up (EzKill Remix)” and “I Stack Up (N.A.T. Remix)”. But again these depend very much on how you like your EDM sounds shaken, stirred and mixed.

These mixes contain hybrid qualities that show off a plethora of electronic elements fused together, unveiling not only J-Hamz’s original creativity, but brilliant resourcefulness and taste in order to smash these sounds into diverse, pristine and stimulating configurations.

The winning remixes in this set, though in some instances making significant changes and invigorating adjustments from the original, never lose the substance of the J-Hamz’s intended core tone and purpose. The result is a set of remixes, each adding its own distinctive style into a medium made for EDM fans, who in their own right, are each on a different musical-level, taste-wise.

I STACK UP REMIXES BUY/STREAM LINKS

Preview/buy/stream links j-hamz.lnk.to/ISUrmx

Apple/iTunes bit.ly/appleISUrmx

Spotify bit.ly/spotifyISUrmx

Beatport bit.ly/beatportISUrmx

Soundcloud bit.ly/soundcISUrmx

YouTube bit.ly/youtubeISUrmx

J-HAMZ/J-HAMZ & JACULATOR SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

j-hamz.com jhamzandjaculator.com

soundcloud.com/j-hamz soundcloud.com/jhamzandjaculator

soundcloud.com/jaculator soundcloud.com/jhamzbootlegs

facebook.com/jhamzmusic facebook.com/jhamzandjaculator

instagram.com/jhamzmusic instagram.com/jhamzandjaculator

twitter.com/jhamzmusic twitter.com/jhamzandjaculator

bit.ly/beatportjhamzmusic apple.co/2fx0Zar

bit.ly/youtubejhamzmusic spoti.fi/2fH7IR2

Podcast feeds.feedburner.com/j-hamz

Email list eepurl.com/bNB-fz

REMIX CONTEST LINKS

Digital Empire website remix contest info bit.ly/DERrmxcntst2

Soundcloud page remix contest info bit.ly/DERrmxcontest2

Hypeddit remix stems download bit.ly/DERrmxstems2

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