Ephect: “Just Like That” – focused on making an impression

Ephect is an Independent Rap/Hip Recording Artist and Music Producer born, raised and currently located in Indianapolis, Indiana (US). Ephect has released around 20 music, numerous singles, and his latest full length album titled “The Nphection”, which dropped back in September 2018. What makes this album different than other recent releases comes down to, how Ephect works with his producers. He doesn’t just compliment good production, he capitalizes on stunning production. In today’s hip-hop scene, fans tend to shy away from raw rapping talent. Gone are the days when the scene was more focused on how good the flow was

Lew Houston: “Safe” – a gritty flow that adds to the lyrical poignancy

Lew Houston is a hip-hop artist currently based in San Diego. Originally from Houston, Texas, Lew rose above the violence and poverty in his life by playing sports and creating music. Influenced by Southern rap styles, he began writing his own lyrics at a young age and released his debut album “The Progression” in 2016.  His latest EP “Back to da Money” is available now, and features the single “Safe”. With no forewarning, Lew gives us a sharp and compact four-minute statement on “Safe”. It’s just a quick and efficient declaration of supremacy, a warning for us not to underrate

Rodrigo Rocha gets the lead role in “SSW Of The Border”

Actor Rodrigo Rocha is not slowing down anytime soon. After a slew of roles, he is preparing to lead a feature indie movie, “SSW Of The Border”. Set to start production in the first quarter of 2019, the film is projected to be released early next year. “SSW Of The Border” will be directed by Felipe Bretas and Bruno Vieira. Other casts of the movie include Kayky Brito, Zhubin Rahbar, Eduardo Magalhaes, Dani Antunes, Eben Reinhardt, Joao Gevaerd, Dimi Papas, Kenzie Dodds, Rhaina Rodovalho, and Juliana Amador. “SSW Of The Border” movie will start production in April 2019. An official

Daud Aur Yahudy: “Home Bound” – The sounds are deep-toned

A former professional athlete in the NFL, now turned singer-songwriter, Daud Aur Yahudy has released his EP “Home Bound”, which follows the re-release of his critically acclaimed debut album “Soulful Life Within”. Daud has earned his right to experiment with his sound and release something that tells us who he really is. The eloquently presents his unique version of future soul lined with a touch of love, spirituality and enchantment. His distinct flare allows him to appeal to the masses without becoming a cookie-cutter R&B and soul singer. The silky smooth, 6 song EP features peaceful and melodic vocals that

Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice.

Marcus Christ continues to move forward in the entertainment industry. He has just recently released two single songs edited for radio play called “It’s Like” and “If I Knew”, for sale on Cdbaby.com. Marcus Christ is the American prodigy known for his hit hooks, killer songs, and melodic voice. Marcus Christ was just recently released from jail after pleading no contest to vandalism charges. As an artist Marcus Christ has had problems in the past “expressing himself”. Marcus Christ expects his double album “Prince of the Universe” to showcase various producers, but especially his own productions. Marcus Christ admits he

AMARU: “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” is totally on fire!

AMARU – a singer-songwriter and a trained actor, originally from the Republic of Suriname residing in The Netherlands since 1991 – has found critical success with enough Pop, Rock, R&B and Electronic influenced songs that there’s plenty of demand for more, but there’s nothing like hearing the gloriously hard-nosed Dutch artist rap a beat to shreds. This is something he does not often do. Now on his latest release – “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” – we get to savor just that. The song is rap remix of the title track of his debut album, and is a completely new version,

Hookdiggy: “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette – full feel-good potential

2019 sees Atlanta-based Hookdiggy, continuing his growing momentum and his promise to put out well written hip-hop that appeals not only to fans of the genre, but fans of creative and innovative lyrical content. In fact he goes beyond that with his latest track, “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette. Utilizing full-bodied smooth instrumentation, Hookdiggy manages to pull off an almost cinematic-like ambiance throughout. The intoxicating mix of jazz, hip-hop, and neo-soul with a dash of dance is maintained at a very high level from beginning to end while the musicianship is top-notch every step of the way. Hookdiggy, together

Tony Marino: “Family and Friends” – a wildly rhythmic demonstration of every crowd-pleasing twist

Tony Marino – the South Philly composer, pianist, and bandleader – has been passionately carrying the torch for his love of Latin Jazz sounds since the release of his debut Cd “Tony Marino & Havana Heat: The Latin Jazz Project” which was dropped in January 1997. The artist who fell in love with the piano at just 7 years of age, has since recorded 10 more albums. Each bringing to the fore his songwriting and performing skills learned over the years, after crossing paths with Bill DelGovenatore, Frank DiBussolo, Al Stauffer, Tom Lawton and Ernest Hopkins – all of whom had an

KC Sisters: “Walk With Me” – sincere, authentic and absolute!

The KC Sisters aren’t old enough to remember when radio programmed pop records next to country, rock, folk, and beyond, but their artistic DNA tells them that’s the way music was meant to be heard. Their sound on the EP, “Walk With Me”, is like a warm embrace from a loved one. It’s sincere, authentic and absolute, taken from a legacy of sound that comes from their fondness for the all-girl groups of the 1960s. The Casey sisters – Deanna, Noelle, Tasha, Elise and Kathleen – highlight their acapella harmonization, as well as their mastery as skilled musicians, playing piano,

GentleBeatz: “Soul City” – the rhythm and flow of free form poetry

Sometimes a recording catches you off guard, rising from nowhere and worming its way into your ears with new sounds and ideas. Such a recording grows on you over time, and eventually can reorient what music and sounds you thought you liked. “Soul City” released on December 31 by artist and producer GentleBeatz, is such an EP. Emotionally rich, musically rich, and technically brilliant, it appeared with little fanfare or publicity to mesmerize our senses. GentleBeatz is an artist and producer currently residing in Mozambique. The eclectic creative crafts his tracks in the lo-fi hip-hop/chill-hop genres. Here he includes flavors

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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