Sofia Evangelina: “This Is Your Song” – a powerful force, full of life and personality

More so than many of her peers, 16 year old Sofia Evangelina can really let it rip. With a crystal timbre, she seems destined to howl away on hits for years to come. It’s tempting to root for Sofia – she possesses one of the better pure voices of the current teen-pop crop. But as any well-navigated industry professional will tell you, talent is only half the story; you need many more ingredients to make an impact. Sofia is at her most powerful when she is at her most raw; in fact, she feels most in control when she’s truly

Kaytlyn Cate: “You’re Making My Heart Feel Like” – captivates with perceptive sensitivity and devastating simplicity

Kaytlyn Cate, the singer-songwriter who hails from the Cascade Mountain range of the Pacific Northwest, was called “the alt-rock genre’s best kept secret”, by Pitchfork, on hearing her first single. Since then she has been reinventing herself, and is currently hard at work on her forthcoming EP, “The Blue Hour”, with producer David Samuel. At the same time Kaytlyn is also busy in the West Coast club scene and booking shows for the 2019 season, as her brand new single gains traction. A confident, empowering woman in music always makes for a great listen, and the captivating first impression of

J.Vargas The Investment: “Im So NY (I’m So New York)” ft. L-BLESS is hard to resist

Born and Raised in Brooklyn, NY, J.Vargas The Investment is a cross-genre music producer, songwriter, recording artist and entrepreneur. The Investment has been building up his catalog with single and album releases for some time now, and has gained traction with the song, “Im So NY (I’m So New York)” ft. L-BLESS – a recording artist based out of NYC.  If you’re an artist living in the city that never sleeps, chances are you’ve written about its endless dynamics in some manner. Musicians have attempted to elucidate what makes the city’s allure so transcendental – its expansiveness, its majesty, its

Blake G’s Double Crossover. “Caminar Sin Ti” and “Number One”, Invading The Airwaves

On November 9th, Blake G’s first English single was released. The catchy “Number One”, produced by Big D, channels the good ol’ 50s Rock n’ Roll style, infused with electronic sounds that makes it even more so unique.  The signature 50’s beat, completely modernized, with a great sounding, contagious bass, and today’s sound, compliments Blake G’s vocals on a memorable, superb pop tune that gets easily stuck in your earlobes for good. Blake G, the young up and coming sensation, found his calling in music. He caught the attention of the legendary producer Emilio Estefan Jr, who has been pivotal

A Pastor Releases New Song “Peddlers of Fear”

A Pastor Releases New Song “Peddlers of Fear” – Song written by a pastor and grandfather of three, who he calls “grandpa’s girls”  As he was recently watching them for an afternoon. When he got home he turned on the news. He was struck by the contrast between their joy, live in the moment, innocence and the fear-mongering in our current culture reflected in the news. In time, of course, the pastor knew his grand-daughters would grow and change. But he’s worried how their development might be effected if such a cultural climate of fear persisted. Other questions began to

ROBERT MILLER’S PROJECT GRAND SLAM RELEASES THE SONG “TREE OF LIFE (DEDICATED TO THE VICTIMS)”

New York, NY – A Plea For Peace, Sanity And Gun Control. In Response To The Recent Pittsburgh Synagogue And California Mass Shootings. America is plagued by hatred and wanton, senseless gun violence. Yesterday it was 12 college age people who were gunned down in California. Just two weeks ago it was a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh which took 11 lives. And many more such tragedies have occurred over the years.  Something has to be done. Robert Miller, leader of the band Project Grand Slam, decided to do something. He has written and released today

Ross is a Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Dance, and EDM music producer inspired by old-school beats of previous eras

Born in Detroit and raised in Miami, Ross is known for his hard work, humble attitude, and passionate dedication and commitment to his music. His career to date has spanned over twenty years and includes producing local television shows, co-owning the Prestigious Tempo Entertainment Studios, scoring for films, and collaborating with and producing artists from various genres. As a producer, writer, and sometimes singer on his own tracks, which also include featured artists, Ross’ songs are labeled as ROSS Presents. An artist who creates and performs behind the scenes, Ross’ physical identity remains a mystery. Ross’ recently-released track “Look at

Mike Dekleva: “Psychedelia” immediately grabs your attention

Instrumental rock guitarist Mike Dekleva has released his second four song EP, “Psychedelia”,on Friday, November 9, 2018. This is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed and award-winning 2015 debut instrumental EP, “Synergy.” Recorded at Paragon Recording Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, and in Dekleva’s home recording studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Psychedelia” was co-produced by Dekleva and Nashville session guitarist Robbie Calvo, and features performances by Dekleva (lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars), Robbie Calvo (rhythm guitars), Jason Webb (piano and keyboards), Amanda McCoy (bass guitar) and Grady Saxman (drums and percussion). “Psychedelia” was mixed by Casey Barker at Paragon Recording Studios,

Kaytlyn Cate – The New Single – “Making My Heart Feel Like”

Singer/songwriter Kaytlyn Cate hails from the picturesque Cascade Mountain range of the Pacific Northwest. Upon the release of her first single, Pitchfork called Kaytlyn “the alt-rock genre’s best kept secret”. Writing about the deepest emotional issues that belie youth and innocence, Kaytlyn’s lyrical work addresses the themes of love, hope, fear, hurt, heartache, and haunting insecurity. In addition to writing songs for other artists, Kaytlyn has been hard at work on her forthcoming EP, ‘The Blue Hour’, with producer David Samuel. Kaytlyn has been reinventing herself as an artist since her first debut. She felt Darkside was not representing who she

Ronnie Walka is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft

Like a cool breeze on a humid day Ronnie Walka comes in like a breath of fresh air with his new offering. Coming off of the visuals for “TIFTL”, his soulful tribute to womanhood, “You and I” is a passionate plea from a man nearing the end of a relationship that he’s battling to save. In the process of the breakup he begins to reminisce about better times yearning to turn the clock back. A real make up to break song that will have you feeling every single word. Ronnie is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft, with

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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