Interview: STRONG A.R.M. – Coming straight out of Brownsville, Brooklyn NYC!

STRONG A.R.M. is the name that describes the 6’2″, 200 plus pound Brooklyn native who is definitely taking on ALL HATERS! It’s a perfect description of his overall attitude. This is one artist that believes anything goes when it comes to his music. He did not choose to do hardcore hip hop, hardcore hip hop chose him! It allows him to say what the hell he wants. Bringing it straight to the front line so your attention is caught and kept. Don’t get STRONG A.R.M. wrong though, that is just one area of hip hop he is good at, he

Still Hustie & WILDZ XL – “Vicious Circle of the Wildz” – another important message that the world needs to hear

Hip Hop is incredibly accessible.  If you have any performing, rhyming or poetic talent – you can tell your life story, through rapping, a beat and accessible means. This makes it globally significant – people can put their own spin on it, and express their individuality, or a collective message. Rappers, as poets, have always been a good reflection of the heart of a community. They take ideas out of the community and spread them to the rest of the world. Sometimes its stuff that’s positive, often times its stuff that’s negative. At best, it’s engaged in social, political and

MrWho??? – “Paint The Sky Funk” – A mega release that fans will devour

Ever heard of the ‘Funkjazzhop’ music style? If not, chances are you’ve never heard Dallas-based jazz/funk/hip hop, artist, producer and eclectic adlibber, MrWho??? And that’s not a question, it’s a damn statement! Coincidence would have it that MrWho??? and the granddaddy of funk, George Clinton, share the same birthday. And that’s not all they have in common. Influenced by the likes of Cameo, James Brown Barkays, George Duke, Lakeside, Maze, and Earth, Wind & Fire, MrWho??? set out to make an impact amongst colleagues and peers. Fate would have it that during 2019, the Dallas creative was approached by Maurice

Gual – “Get Down” – a retro-wave 80’s groove that is total wonderfulness! 

By the age of 10, artist and producer Gual had picked up his first guitar. Two years later he was experimenting with music production, using a Korg Poly-800 synth, his guitar, and an old Panasonic dual cassette recorder. These days Gual is still channeling all of his energy and passion into his music with a nu-disco single entitled “Get Down”. This is an excellent electronic dance track album from Gual. Fat synths, smooth syrupy and soulful vocals, and thick funky basslines make this track a must have for anyone who appreciates any disco or dance music. The whole track has

Love Ghost Premieres their brand new video “Let It All Burn”

Message from lead singer/songwriter Finnegan Bell: “Let It All Burn” is how I see the world through my 18-year-old eyes. The hypocrisy and unwanted advice that weighed me down during senior year led to this song. My Dad being diagnosed with stage 3 cancer made me more determined- “fuck what they say, I make my own way”. The song was produced by Danny Saber (Rolling Stones, U2, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie). The music video was directed by Dean Karr. The promise of his early work led to Karr being asked to direct Marilyn Manson’s “Sweet Dreams.” The resulting piece drew

Denny Strickland sees Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character as inspiration for new song

Denny Strickland’s new track, Harley Quinn, dropped on Friday 25th October: His inspiration for the song comes from the character Harley Quinn in DC comic-book movie Suicide Squad, which was released in 2016. Denny explains, “At the time I wrote this song, I was watching Suicide Squad and I really liked Margot Robbie’s performance. I imagined her drinking gin and smoking in the club like the bad bitch she is and the lyrics just came to mind. The rest of the song just flowed out from there referencing Louis Vuitton, Lamborghini, Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat) and my favorite mustang Fox

MARK HENES RELEASES NEW SINGLE – “STRIP ME DOWN”

The latest from the Nashville songwriter bursts at the seams with pop punk energy. Known for his ability to seamlessly shift from genre to genre, Mark Henes has established himself as a versatile and reliable performer with a deep knowledge of American music.  With the casual defiance of “Strip Me Down,” he embraces the golden era of pop punk, adding to his already impressive catalog. One of Henes’ great strengths is his ability to create instantly memorable hooks.  That ability is on full display here, as he sets up a huge chorus over a wall of gritty power chords.  “How

Nigel Walton Releases His Album “RCA 44” To Great Acclaim!

Having recently completed his first album, “RCA 44” of both original songs and covers to great acclaim with 14 Records of Royal Leamington Spa, Nigel Walton is much in demand as a session vocalist for his unique smooth, mellow tones in his favourite musical styles of light jazz and blues. Following the release of “RCA 44”, it recently aired on Toronto Jazz Radio Berlin Jazz Radio, North Carolina’s Jazz Radio, Pennsylvania big band radio the UK 40s and 50s Radio, Chat and Spin Radio of Tyne and Wear, and Manx Radio, Following a promising audience with Donna Soto Morettini, one

ACE DIAMOND Releases his brand new video “BAD ASS HILLBILLY BAND”

ACE DIAMOND’s brand new video just released this week on YouTube is fun/upbeat tune that will “knock your socks off”. “BAD ASS HILLBILLY BAND” will get your body movin’ and you can dance the night away with this hard-driven Rockin’ Band! “ACE DIAMOND” “performs in a reckless abandon style that’s hard to match! “BAD ASS HILLBILLY BAND” is Ace’s follow up to his big HIT: “GET YOUR BOOGIE WOOGIE WORKIN”, which has spent 36 weeks on The “EURO INDIE MUSIC CHART” – UK! It is still #8 as of 10/27/19! ACE DIAMOND is hit bound again! Ace Diamond is a

Canadian recording artist & songwriter The Upper Tunist, releases the album “5 Old Piano Songs”

Canadian recording artist & songwriter The Upper Tunist, has just put out an album titled “5 Old Piano Songs.” At ten minutes run time you can hardly say you don’t have time to listen to it. These are songs that could have been re-recorded, but The Upper Tunist and his close fans love the original song’s energy and the way they capture moments in his timeline. It’s available on almost every online music store and distributed by Distrokid, so you’re only a couple clicks away from enjoying it yourself. The style is all piano & lyrics with no band &

Tim Spriggs: “Something Else” has the capacity to produce multiple mainstream radio-friendly singles

Tim Spriggs is an Australian film producer and actor, who is currently focusing on his musical talents. In the process of writing and recording a full length album, Tim released his EP “Something Else” as a foretaste of his creativity, during June of 2018. The recent years has presented the market with multiple artists reinventing the acoustic folk genre by dragging its music into the 21st century. Tim Spriggs forms part of this movement. Notwithstanding its high acoustic quotient, indeed this is an EP that has the capacity to produce multiple mainstream radio-friendly singles.

A solid collection of singer-songwriter and folk-pop tracks, this recording thrives with Tim’s effortless melodicism. Above all, “Something Else” sounds like a guy playing his acoustic guitar. This meant in the best possible sense, because his lyricism and melodies take center stage rather than being upstaged by the EP’s instrumental effects.

“Once in a Lifetime” is a rhythmically energetic piece featuring Tim backed by an insistently strummed acoustic guitar. The inclusion of lush instrumentation and big banging drums only enhances this stirring arrangement. I literally blocked out the lyrics and just meditated on the music. It was too dynamic to be ignored and that is the proof that Tim Spriggs is as excellent a song writer as he is a lyricist.

This is the lead track as it sets the mood for what this EP progresses on to be. Though the opening track may sound like an easily relatable song; its company is a stunning work of acoustic driven, melodic pop which never drags, consistently performs and occasionally tugs so hard at your curiosity you’ll wonder what’s hit you.

“Where I Came From” is one of the most addictive pop tunes I have heard this year. The ear-worm melody, Tim’s resonant and crystalline vocals, as well as the straightforward musical arrangement makes this a no-brainer regardless of your genre preferences. The song is also enveloped by a nostalgic aura which renders it even more endearing to the ear.

There are also more up-tempo tracks – “As They Say” is one of them which starts off sounding almost like a nineties grunge song but keeps its pace and life, trapped inside a robust off-beat and Tim’s solid, smooth vocals. Not a single wasted line or word of filler, makes sure that the verses are captivating with the choruses being deservingly intoxicating.

“Something Else” is the singer-songwriter, pièce de résistance of this recording. Changing tempos and moods, sprawling acoustic guitars, rich harmonies and a strong narrative sees Tim Spriggs pondering society’s intolerant and despotic leanings. He states his point for the futility of forced conformity so well that it’s difficult to avoid being affected.

A similar, naked-to-the-bone technique, is used in another stand-out, “The End Of The Year”, the two-minute closer to the EP. Amidst a few reflective guitar chords and finger-picking, Tim’s lyrics slide and melt, painting a picture of a moment in time – specifically the end of the year.

It is a short, almost indifferent account of events, but there is some restless, inescapable hope seeping through Tim Spriggs’ tone, and that of the guitar. And as the EP closes, you’re left, not troubled, but strangely optimistic. “Something Else” is a recording which rewards from the very first listen, but it takes a patient listener to appreciate the many moments of genius on show here.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEFACEBOOKINSTAGRAMTWITTERIMDBSPOTIFYITUNES

About The Author

Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.