FuzzKill – “The Get Better” reaches all the expected heights!

FuzzKill is a four-piece rock band that started in Boston, MA. Introduced to one another through musical theatre, the band’s sound is firmly rooted in early 2000’s pop-punk influences. They released their debut studio album, “Happen”, in early 2019, and their sophomore album, “The Get Better”, just dropped on September 19th 2020. We have all heard the biggest punk bands of the 90’s and early 00’s. Their music mainly consisted of driving drums, distorted pop-punk guitar work and a set of memorable lyrics to go with the angst-filled high energy vocals. Today punk bands are a rarity, and any good

Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

Rashod Holmes Announces New Single ‘The One’

The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

Hybrid Blues fuses stellar musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and soul-stirring vocals

Out of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hybrid Blues are a 4-piece band, made up of Mike Everard (guitars, vocals), Adam Pendred (bass), Mark Schaumann (drums) and award winning front-man, singer-songwriter Roy Hudson. The band signed to SGNB Records USA, has just released its self-titled blues-based album. No two songs on “Hybrid Blues” sound the same. The record not only showcases Roy’s abilities as a singer and a songwriter, but also highlights the wide range of influences that have impacted on his music. The album takes you in so many different dynamic directions that it can feel a little dizzying, while the

Marshall Artz Productionz – “Go Missing” ft. SeanQ – is incredibly hypnotic, with crystal-clear production

Released Aug 28th, “Go Missing” Prod. by Marshall Artz Productionz, is the producer’s 3rd single release since June. The track will be featured on his upcoming 2021, self-titled LP “Marshall Artz Experiment”. The song features singer-songwriter SeanQ, from Dallas, Texas. The producer’s blend of R&B-inspired neo-soul and smooth chill sounds becomes its own entity within the hip-hop and urban music world. Marshall Artz Productionz work should gain high appraisal through its colorful and subtly amped vibes that play to any genre lover’s ears alike. After listening to this track, I expect that the outpouring of demand for more of the

Evie Calabasas – “STARGIRL” – strong, sensitive vocals and soul-baring songs

Evie Calabasas is a 20 year-old singer and songwriter. She started playing guitar at the age of 6 and started singing at 15 years old. After attempting to be part of band on numerous occasions, Evie finally opted for a solo career. Her first solo project, the 3 track EP “STARGIRL”, has its title inspired by the first song she ever played live.  It is a tempered and exceptional record. It shakes, rattles and rolls with minimal, almost absent percussion, a dominantly strummed acoustic guitar and occasional keyboard interludes. Above all, is Evie Calabasas’ voice, which delivers an untethered, sweetly

J-Hamz ft. Jesse Peters: “Keep On Lovin’ Remixes” – an awesome 5 track playlist

Classically trained pianist, medical doctor and electronic music producer, J-Hamz brings us his 7th release which showcases the winners of his third remix contest with Digital Empire Records, for his original track, “Keep On Lovin’”, featuring lyrics and vocals by Jesse Peters. This release, which follows the success of his recent “I Stack Up Remixes” EP, is a truly international collaborative effort, featuring remixes by producers in Canada, the United States, Germany, Japan, and Russia. The EP has also been selected as a Beatport Staff Pick in the Electro House genre. Some songs are perfect just the way they are, but that doesn’t stop other producers from adding their own twist to the mix. And when producers are invited to enter a remix contest things can really heat up creatively speaking.

On the other hand if you’re a listener who needs to focus, get pumped up, or wind down, with your favorite song, the right remix playlist at the right time has the ability to transform your song, and day, from dull to dope. In addition, quality songs like “Keep On Lovin’” also have the power to help you connect with the moment, and give you all the feels. So if you’re looking for the perfect remixes to carry you from the morning commute to happy hour, check out this awesome 5 track remix playlist of the J-Hamz song.

A wonderful aspect of EDM culture is that the internet has played a major role in the popularity, discovery, and global recognition of new artists and producers. A prime example of which is one of my favorite new EDM artists, J-Hamz, who has seen his star rising during the last couple of years.

Whether he is on collaborative efforts with the likes of Jaculator or running his remix contests, J-Hamz stays innovative and authentic. He fully represents the new way by which producers are making steady headway in the underground industry, not through a record company or marketing team, but through the internet and continuously staying busy and relevant.

There’s no question about it: Remixes have launched electronic music to unprecedented levels of popularity on a global level, with their ability to penetrate diverse genres and subgenres. The key of course is having remixes that seriously count for something.

And here the winners of the “Keep On Lovin’” contest, infuse the original track with diverse flavors and aesthetics which give each cut its own life. First place winner Frowny-Biscuit brings a solid, warm sound that radiates purity while maintaining a straightforward melody.

Chackk’s remix counterpoints its opening bars with a vigorous beat incorporating a mean synth line and a cutting edge drop with a profoundly imaginative twist on the vocals. The route from Jesse’s soulful vocals to Korxi’s acoustic guitar driven remix is infested with busy percussion as well as crackling keys and growling basses.

Yackto’s remix balances on a bouncy bass, shimmering keys and delightful chipmunk harmonies. Re_flected sets the pace, by detonating the sonic bomb and the getting party moving with some truly gut-busting synth and bass elements.

It’s always exciting to hear music at the point of transition when a track transforms itself into something fresh, exciting and new. The original J-Hamz version of “Keep On Lovin’” ft. Jesse Peters forged a bounding momentum that is molded inwards, with all of the music’s energy piling into a focused core of energy that pulses elemental at the track’s musical center and its vocal melody. This 5 track remix set now unfolds the music’s energy outwards towards diverse sounding edges, each possessed of evocative charges and electronic crackles to rival that of the original.

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