Bizeeee: “Looking For It” – an out-of-this-world scenario!

What separates #Bizeeee aka #4ez from many of today’s rappers, is his indestructible delivery. Every verse no matter what he is rapping, he relentlessly pound his rhymes into your head mercilessly, with bone crushing stanzas and a ruthless attitude. Every word spoken shows an aggressive mood and seemingly cannot be stopped by anything. With this intensity also comes a very dramatic and cinematic driven production. This intense style is especially shown 4ez’s latest single, “Looking For It”. This song is driven by a rhythmic drumbeat, hissing hi-hats, and harmonized by futuristic and spacey keys. This is a chance for 4ez to step

A Talk With Singer-Songwriter Rob Sky

Rob Sky first appeared on the NYC music scene with his debut single, “Beautiful”, in 2007. His debut album, Right Now, was released in 2010 and followed with a tour in the UK. Rob has performed on stage with MJK, Blu Cantrell, and Monique. In 2017, he released TEN, an anniversary album that included previous unreleased tracks from the recording sessions of his debut album. After an 8 year hiatus, he returned to the studio and began recording again, releasing a few singles before finally completing his latest album, “What’s Left of Me”. Rob is already back in the studio,

Quintin Tarintinto: “No Self Pity” – dense articulation!

Tallahassee, Florida rapper, Quintin Tarintinto has his 2019 fifteen track project, “No Self Pity”, out right now. This is the record many of Tarintinto’s contemporaries would love to make, but they don’t have a sufficient enough state of consciousness to draw inspiration from, or truly focus the menagerie of their minds upon. It’s the most topically cohesive, palatable and headily conscious Tarintinto ever been for an entire set of songs. His universal vision makes it all work together in perfect, coalescing, high-tech harmony. A less knowledgeable Quintin Tarintinto might have asked compelling questions and never get to present the answers projected

3Mind Blight: “Make This Right” – transcribes emotions into music perfectly

Let’s begin with the fact that 3Mind Blight doesn’t make music for the fans or the label. In the era of rappers who are doing it for the gram, 3Mind Blight is all about the art of self-expression: he isn’t rich, he isn’t cocky, and he respects those who came before him. His style is not rap focusing on bling or hedonism, instead he observes and tries to teach us everyday lessons about ourselves, but his focus is also knowing he is better now than he once was and only plans to get better, something that should be recognized as

Flo: “Mix in a Water” – all of it is crisp and gorgeous!

James Florio aka Flo, is a Toronto, Canada based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His signature style combines diverse musical elements and genres together to create an immersive listening experience. The rich mixture of delicate sounds, booming basslines and silky, chopped vocals will keep listeners coming back for more. His latest single is “Mix in a Water”. Is there any way to describe the music of Flo other than stylistically shimmering, and rhythmically hypnotic? Not really: write down those words and free-associate as much as possible with eclectic and luscious, and chances are you’ll have written Flo’s press blurb. The Flo

Capo 2G: “Pullup” ft. KirkoBanz – a tidal wave of aural sensation!

Capo 2G is a Hip Hop artist currently based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, his unique, island fused sound which he defines as AfroHipHop is one of the many factors giving rise to his growing fan base. Capo 2G’s close relationship with A-listers such as Rae Sremmurd gives him the opportunity to learn from the front lines as he prepares himself to step into the spotlight. He begins his first solo tour in Trinidad, Colorado on February 21st. This isn’t exactly a startling revelation, but hip-hop has always been rife with emcees who style themselves as unrepentant

J.R.Clark: “Zenith Spokes” – Capable of balancing and articulating his conceptual goals

J.R.Clark is a hip-hop artist based in Virginia Beach, VA. He started his career behind the mixing board as a studio engineer. In 2014 started releasing his own music and building a following in the underground hip-hop scene. Inspired by artists like Curren$y, Stalley, Big K.R.I.T, J.Cole, Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q, and Chance the Rapper, J.R.Clark’s latest project, an EP titled “Sunset Symphony”. If, after listening this recording, you’re under the impression that J.R.Clark is preparing to take over the world, you’re neither alone nor unjustified. For decades hip-hop has seen myriads of artists fleetingly captivate the attention of listeners

Natalie Jean: “What Would You Do For Love?” – a show-stopping exhibition

Admittedly I have been waiting years now for Natalie Jean to surpass her previous levels of excellence; she had arrived quietly with not much fanfare, and she steadily declared her arrival with a number of albums, singles and collaborative efforts. Needless to say I was impressed. Yet, while I immediately acclaimed and understood that Ms. Jean was indeed extremely talented, she had, as far as I was personally (and secretly) concerned, yet to produce anything indicating she was even close to showcasing what I suspected to be her fully unrealized potential—that is of course until I listened to “What Would

Jevil Project: “Shade” – Positive artistic aggression!

The Jevil Project is a France-based instrumental metal act, who does not perform live, but prefers to create music meant to be listened to. Jevil Project is proficient at marrying sludge metal riffery with dirtier post-rock guitar melodies. Trudging, down-tuned riffs drive each song, while subtle melodic movements develop on top. This pattern works to fantastic effect on the 4 track EP – “Shade”. There are tons of incredibly inspiring moments on this album. There are also plenty of riffs that will make your head bang uncontrollably. Moreover there seems to be sense of adventure on the recording, and with

Wild Horse: “Songs About Last Night” – embody everything before, current, and probably hereafter!

Wild Horse are a young vibrant original British Rock Band, from Burwash, East Sussex, formed by two brothers – Henry Baldwin (Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica) and Jack Baldwin (Vocals & Guitar) – with school friend Ed Barnes (Drums), 6 years ago, when they were around 12 years old. They have since released two albums and three EP’s, while building up a solid following in the South East. Their latest record out is the 10 track album, “Songs About Last Night”. Wild Horse have served up an entertaining, tightly produced album here. It’s very cool to hear a band playing stripped

Marcel Heah: “Travelogue” – beautiful and deceptively simple elements

More like personal sketches for piano than traditional, structured songs, the music of Melbourne-based Australian artist Marcel Heah plays like a poetic soundtrack to the world’s tangible and intangible elements, and nowhere is this more brilliantly enacted than on his album, “Travelogue”. There are wondrous, beautifully understated melodies here, but what’s amazing is Marcel’s intense inspiration that spills from his spirit and flows straight to the keys. He uses simple techniques that are not meant to impress the most intellectual of music critics but are woven to bring any listener with an open heart to emote. Affecting and full of motion, his piano urgently rolls through songs like white willow leaves fluttering in the wind.

From the first sparse, tinkling notes of “Architectures”, Marcel Heah pulls you into his solitary dreamscape and doesn’t let you go until the album’s end. In between you will be enchanted by a few scattered apparitions of strings and what sounds like an accordion, but for the most part, center stage belongs to Marcel’s keyboards. During “Fluorescene” it’s hard not to imagine standing in a dark, expansive night while staring up at stars glittering in a sky.

Another standout, is “Cherry Light” which sounds like an archetypal of Heah pieces. Beginning with deliberate chords, the piece jumps into a chiming complexity that grows until the listener is drenched in streams of melodically dripping, watery notes.

It’s fitting that Marcel Heah named this album “Travelogue”, because the music couldn’t take you to lovelier places. If you want some mood-painting music, then I would certainly recommend “Troubled” which has an escalating and interchangeable arrangement.

There’s a certain simplicity in any art that it takes a master to achieve. It also takes a confident artist to be able to strip down a song, and still have a complex and lingering effect, or to create songs that draw from classical traditions, but also the beautiful and deceptively simple elements of ambient or new age music.

So by the time we reach “Her Waltz” and “Dotted Rain”, we are assured of Marcel Heah’s ‘matured’ artistic and performing qualities. His music sounds distinctly urban, with its smooth sonorities and delicate textures, but it evokes a sense of the rural and the vernacular in its sense of suspended time, of burbling placidity that flows like a brook rather than marching like a fugue.

This is especially true of “Louie the Golliwog”. Marcel’s music sounds so spontaneous, that while listening to a sprawling piano piece such as “Dance of the Shadows”, a question comes to mind: Are his solo-piano pieces mostly composed? Or are they constantly changing improvisations built around a certain recurring set of chords?

Either way, what elevates Marcel Heah music above the level of your average modern pianist and makes it more than just background noise, is the excellent ability he has to create a mood throughout an album. “Travelogue” takes the listener away into an aural landscape of distinctive beauty. That he is able to do this with nothing other than his piano is simply amazing.

And he continues to give proof of his performing ability on “Sun’s Out” and the album closer “An Island, Both Seas Sleep”, with its rollicking keyboard runs. Marcel’s impressions of traveling are full of slow chording and flowing melodic runs on his acoustic piano. He captures the feelings of both its flaring departures and its gradual returns…and everything else in between.

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