Jona Da King – “Roots Of Love” EP – balancing rhymes, and soulful crooning|

Jona Da King is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Ontario, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Jona is set to release his EP “Roots Of Love” which is scheduled to drop September 30th 2020. The artist has an eclectic musical palette which is colored by Hip-hop, R&B, Pop, as well as Jazz and Rock tones. We checked out his prime tracks in anticipation of the EP, and if the goal of this release is to make a breakout statement that Jona Da King is getting seriously started, he’s succeeded, delivering some of the smoothest, most mellifluous urban sounds we’ve heard in music

Berani – “Cut And Taste” strikes an incredible balance of disparate elements

Berani is an electronic beat maker with a diverse sound spectrum and a tendency to produce bouncing rhythms or spacious and relaxing aural experiences. In a short time span, this emerging artist out of Byron Bay in Australia, has discerning music fans and casual listeners paying attention. The sound design throughout his latest single “Cut And Taste” is what we’ve come to expect from this creative top tier producer: popping percussion, basslines that melt like butter and a healthy dose of twisted horns to make everything bump in a soul-like fashion. Sprinkled around the track are sonic effects that keep

EsZ – “Liquor & Emotions” – introspective and emotional

Hip-hop has been cranking out bangers and high energy anthems for decades, but the average genre historian is well aware that dark or emotional thoughts on a chill backdrop is not a foreign concept for the game. After all, profound moodiness feels rather natural for a culture that grew out of urban plight and the trauma of purposely disenfranchised people. It makes sense that at least some mellow tunes in the genre, reflect deep-thinking speculation, in what artist EsZ, describes as thoughts on “life, growth and fake friends” in his track “Liquor & Emotions”. The song is a drunk text

Quad – “Love” embellishes each track with his personal revelations

Based in the south of Chicago, Quad started making music when he was around 14 years old and started taking it artistically seriously two years later. He produces, records, mixes and masters, using only a Blue Yeti microphone and FL Studios. So far Quad has written over 300 songs and released 1 EP, 1 Album and 8 singles. Currently training as an audio engineer at SAE University in Chicago, Quad explained that his latest album “Love” describes his personal understanding of the sentiment. The album “Love” was written and recorded over the course of 2 months after Quad was electrocuted

Acemattz & Bipha shine on “Tshanana”

Watching Acemattz & Bipha perform in any of their videos is like watching friends realize they’re onto something big time. They are accomplished rappers individually, on their own terms, and as collaborators, as a unit, their styles gel perfectly. They’re not just comfortable performing together—they are feeding off of each other, refusing to be one-upped, beaming and grinning and head-bobbing as they take turns impressing one another. By the end of each of their performances, their formation into a real show-stopping combination seems inevitable. In the new wave rap scene, there is plenty of talent to go around, Acemattz &

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

Memo Skyy: “Let You Go” – distinctive lyrical and vocal work

The single “Let You Go” was definitely worth the wait, and it’s so radio ready; Memo Skyy’s take on modern pop has always been a little left of center, but that’s what makes his music sing. With Skyy’s music you get a bit of a mixed bag of upbeat, downbeat and all around tracks, right after you are treated to thumping goodness you are graced with the warm and subtle sounds. Running through his catalog, the singer-songwriter reminds of his knack for writing atmospheric and relatable ballads, as well as edgy upbeat tunes.  “Let You Go” is yet another diverse and attention grabbing release from this underrated musical workhorse!

Straight out of the box on “Let You Go”, we are enlightened by Memo Skyy’s distinctive lyrical and vocal work, as well as his charm. Once you’ve been through his song’s Skyy’s lead vocals become easily recognizable on this track, with an emotional tone adding to the romantic tension in the lyrics.

Memo Skyy

The calmness of the simple acoustic guitar and the thoughtful addition of percussion, bass guitar, and keys as the song builds puts a well-deserved spotlight on the organic nature of Skyy’s vocal. His voice has a certain element of grit that provides a dichotomy between the rough yet polished vocal and the heartrending lyrics.

“Let You Go” consistently switches between a stripped back melody for greater focus on Memo Skyy and an urgent chorus that pushes affection. The melody generates a mystique to the hopeful lyrics after losing someone, pushing past dark times and finding a new place to belong to.

The message is one that few cannot relate to. The interesting thing about this tune is the link between the lyrics and the melody. While the words describe a dire situation regarding a failed relationship, the melody and tempo tend to be mid to upbeat, and would normally be associated with more positive events – this is a clever twist which contributes to an inner battle between emotions.

This song will play on repeat in your head, and you will quickly learn the lyrics and sing along. When you feel the need to take a break from your everyday chores and just ponder the deeper issues in your life, just put this on and listen to someone going through the same things.

Memo Skyy brings to life songs that we’ll love regardless of what musical genre they are tied down to. At the end of the day, he is responsible for telling a story and generating a series of emotions. Things with which he excels.

MORE ABOUT: Memo Skyy is a musician from El Monte, CA. His diverse musical and professional background has given him a unique voice with broad listener appeal. As a former United States Marine, Memo Skyy was trained to the highest of standards, giving him an unparalleled work ethic and attention to detail that translates to his music. No genre is off limits for Memo Skyy, his work encompasses country, reggae, folk, indie, hip hop, Pop and even Spanish Music. Regardless of genre, he produces music that’s catchy, easy to listen to, and relatable. His songs are about universal themes and experiences like romantic love, relationships, and heartache.

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