Producer Lavi Beats – From Tehran to Miami!

Lavi Hoss is also known as Lavi Beats. He was born on February 23rd in 1985 to Persian American family. He was born in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. He is a son to Atta Hoss, his father and Angalia Aghapodis, his mother. He has more of his immediate family as he is an elder brother to Cameron and he has a sister, Paris. Lavi was a student of the Azadi High School in Tehran. Once done with his high school, he got into Tehran University for higher studies. He has a unique style with music and that is

VAVO: “No Friend Zone” captures millennial youthfulness and free spirit

New York-based EDM duo VAVO was formed in 2015 by the talents of Vancouver native Jesse Fischer and London born Alden Martin. VAVO’s early works featured a progressive, electro sound, which appealed to a wide audience, and it included their remix of Martin Garrix’s “Scared To Be Lonely,” their first solo single “Ace Of Spades,” “Astronomia 2K17,” and their remix of TheFatRat’s “Fly Away.” The duo started 2018 off with a bang, dropping ‘How Low’ with John Christian on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom Records. In March, VAVO debuted a new creative direction – an EDM/Pop crossover sound that has resonated with

Quinn Soular: “Ovah & Ovah” ft. Ziggi Recado – both impressionistic and insightful

Quinn Soular has released his 3rd official single “Ovah & Ovah” which is a summer banger featuring guest vocals from Dutch-Caribbean Reggae superstar Ziggi Recado. Born on the Island of St. Maarten, Quincy Adolphin aka Quinn Soular is a Pop and R&B singer-songwriter who has his own music production company, QP (The Quinn Productions). If you’re a fan or just a longtime R&B historian in general, you probably know that some of the game’s most renowned voices were cultivated in choir stands and churchyards. Sure, R&B’s secular content often clashes with the gospel’s divine intent but the similarities are unmistakable.

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

ECHOGLASS – The enveloping embrace of the resonant pianos and layered guitar-driven rhythms

Formed in 2016 ECHOGLASS are composed of frontman DA McKenna, guitarist Remmy, bassist Bo Calista and drummer Bam. They are currently independent and release their music on Darkhouse Recordings. With their heritage deep in the great North West of England music scene, they are inspired by the artists, poets and legends of the region like Shaun Ryder, Ian Curtis, Pete Shelley, Gary Aspden, LS Lowry, The Beatles, James, Oasis, Mark E. Smith, Ian Brown and Morrissey to name but a few. The group’s debut single, “Last to Know” was released in 2017 and draws upon their period roaming the great American wilderness.  This was followed by second singles, “Blackburn Boulevard” released in early 2018 and “Little Harwood” dropped on May 1st.  Coming up soon, but with no official dates yet available, are the singles “Drowning” and “Memories”.

ECHOGLASS go through many stylistic changes throughout their series of releases. Theirs is a classic example of alternative rock and pop at its most sweeping, yet tranquil and subtle. They can write infectious Britpop and Americana tunes to be played endlessly in department stores across the globe, or craft some of the psychedelic scene’s most overlooked gems.

Their understated simplicity feels a hundred times more mature then many cookie-cutter Britpop singles ever could. How the band manages to continue on such a high note with little to no massive commercial acclaim is made even sadder when you listen to what they achieve via their varied independent work.

Songs like the edgy “Blackburn Boulevard” seduce you like a drug binge; the undeniable beauty of the moment renders you in a state of blissful content as you go along for the ride into the unexpected, between illusions and delusions.

The enveloping embrace of the resonant pianos and layered guitar-driven rhythms, along with the roaring vocals beg to be explored further and further as each new verse is peeled away and left exposed.

This collection of songs transcend the barriers between genres and any era they may have originally stemmed from. The mesmerizing bass lines push the momentum, while tripped out melodies glide across substantial guitar rhythms and powerful singing, creating absorbing and resonating efforts that could have come out of the 80’, 90’, the 2000’s…or just yesterday.

This can be attributed as one of ECHOGLASS’ strongest characteristics, as each song paves the way for timeless melodies and showcases the gorgeous textures that the band is capable of.

The song “Little Harwood” reflects nostalgically back on the town of the same name, which is situated in the North West of England, near Blackburn, and was known as the heart of the British music scene during the 1980’s and early 90’s.

ECHOGLASS deliver a harsher, overdriven guitar sound on this one, coupled with a deeper and robust vocal style, while the lyrics chronicles the era’s defining peculiarities. This one fondly reminded so much of early David Bowie. The song is flawless in filling the atmosphere of any setting with a fog of melodic surrealism.

The Americana-influenced strains on “Memories” seep through the speakers and carries with it the experience of a richly texture Country-induced infusion. ECHOGLASS completely switch continents here and sound like they just walked straight out of Nashville.

This is convincing enough to make any casual cowboy shiver with excitement. Maybe it’s the twangy, swirling guitars, the way the thick voice glides across the piano driven soundscape, or the ear-catching melody, but it is a downright likeable. The atmospheric “Drowning”, is for me the masterpiece of the collection. Beautiful, epic, and powerful at the same time.

Each listen will unfold new colors and layers of sound that you didn’t catch on your last listen. Drenched in pianos pushing in and out of the mix, one minute gentle and strung out, next the harmonies building above the cinematic strings and acoustic guitars. This is a rich sound reaching for something ambitiously higher.

The male and female vocals reach upwards, get louder as the song goes on, as does the music. It reaches various crescendos, and it’s a wonderful thing and a good use of dynamics. “Drowning” features a very affecting and genuinely lovely melody and arrangement. ECHOGLASS put on display an absorbing collection of singles for fans of diverse styles of music here.

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