Andrew Southworth: ‘Open your Eyes’ features organic sounds fused with modern electronic elements

As part of his 2019 journey releasing new tracks every 2-4 weeks, on March 7th Andrew Southworth released his new Chillwave inspired single ‘Open your Eyes’. Featuring organic sounds fused with modern electronic elements, and beautiful spoken word female vocals, ‘Open Your Eyes’ is a track any fans of Odesza, Porter Robinson, blckbrn and more won’t want to miss. The single is available worldwide on all major digital music distribution platforms. BIO Massachusetts based music producer Andrew Southworth is most known for his YouTube channel where he teaches metal vocal lessons, runs sound design experiments, and reviews music gear. In

Digital Gringo: “Project Mayhem” cannot be described as anything less than brilliant!

Right of the cuff, two things caught my attention about Modesto, California creative, Digital Gringo. Firstly, his biography reads: “Digital Gringo is a rapper that raps”. And secondly, how many rappers do you know that rhyme perfectly to the funky beat foundation of Earth Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove”? But my enchantment with this atypical rapper didn’t stop there, while listening to his aptly named 12 track album – “Project Mayhem”. In fact, as a description, ‘mayhem’ may actually be an understatement once you’ve run through the entirety of this recording. The tones and moods on this album run from

Omar Bowing: “Women” – the expansive arrangement gives it a progressive bent

Omar Bowing is an independent musician and songwriter located in Austin, Tx. Omar who plays the guitar and guitarviol works with a revolving group of musicians to bring his songs to life. In particular he often collaborates with Tyson Yen, who has lent his voice to almost all of Bowing’s tracks. Omar Bowing’s latest musical creation is simply entitled “Women”. Though mirroring the endeavors of history-making females, the track intends to be a respectful tribute to women in general – from mothers to wives, and sisters to nieces, daughters, friends and co-workers, etc. And in fact the track releases on

Glocck Vee: “IDGF ABOUT YO HITTAS” delivers sharp, telescopic views

Glocck Vee, is an American rap artist from Albuquerque, NM. He has overcome adversity in his childhood and now makes music about his experiences.  His latest single “IDGF ABOUT YO HITTAS” features Mike Beezy Bad Azz, a recording artist, and engineer. Glocck Vee currently works with Juelz Santana, Big Trill, And Maino, and has also collaborated with Mr.Pookie from Dallas TX, Stoney Crook Records. This is a track driven by reactionary outbursts of authenticity and real hip-hop. It’s a robust and dynamic project. Glocck Vee is pure, and, arguably, blunt. His latest single loads several compelling rounds of rage. And

The Jon Johns: “Road Trip Mixtape” – an adventurous attitude!

The Jon Johns are a duo of musicians/producers who have been making music together since 2018. Their music binds the past and the present together into a harmonious sound with musical influences from the 60’s to now. One-hundred-percent independent, the Jon Johns do everything from writing, playing, recording, producing, mixing and releasing their own music. They currently have their 9 track “Road Trip Mixtape” out now. Within minutes of the mixtape kicking into life, this supremely confident recording suggests a band at the peak of their powers, occupying their own orbit. It starts with “Make My Day”, a vast, expansive

Marcela Iglesias: “Human Doll” (feat. Eric ‘Well Written’ McCoy) – fun, bouncy and all around enjoyable

Love it or hate it, you cannot deny that Plastics of Hollywood are gaining traction and making serious waves in the entertainment industry. Spearheaded by Los Angeles, California, Talent manager and producer Marcela Iglesias, the community of plastic surgery enthusiasts are spreading their reach into the film, TV and music spheres. From Ken dolls to Jessica Rabbit and Britney Spears lookalikes Plastics of Hollywood have spent millions of dollars on surgery and aesthetic procedures altering and adapting their looks. Their aim is to simply feel happy and fulfilled in bodies they adore. By the very nature of its scope Plastics

Interview with Californian band City Kings

City Kings is an alternative rock band from Chino, California. Though mainly known for playing heavier hard rock sounding tunes, the band has a very versatile array of musical knowledge. They perform acoustic and softer renditions of their songs on streets of the Inland Empire, or original versions of songs on stages in local venues. The three-piece collective is made up of Chris, Adrian and Ruben. How and when did the City Kings project start and who are the collaborators involved? Christian Blankenship (City Kings): City Kings was basically started on Craigslist! I met our singer and guitarist Adrian after

Midas Well: “3am”- moments of pure body-high pleasure

Midas Well is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Austin, Texas. His album “Golden Rule” is coming soon to all streaming platforms via Jurnt Entertainment, along with his single “3am”. Midas raises the stakes in this stunning narrative. In lesser hands, all this creative weight could feel leaden. But Midas proves himself to be a craftsman, and gets the job done. Midas Well is a great musical artist and his new single shows that in a beautiful showcase of music.  “Golden Rule” is an album with a generous helping of highlights, not least because of Midas’ enviable vocal

DJ Raw B & Luke Sick: “Head Chucka” – a panoply of mic and beat making skills

DJ Raw B & Luke Sick are a hip-hop duo from the Bay Area. Their friendship grew into a partnership that led to collaborations on past tracks and projects. An album had been a goal for the duo, and that dream has finally been realized with “Born Illness”, an eight track LP that’s currently available on all music platforms. The album was produced via a digital collaboration between DJ Raw B and Luke that spanned the course of a year. This release shows a rapper and a beat maker who prove that they are not going anywhere soon. Both unwrap

Sevy Campos: “Thirsty” ft. Samuel Wallace – a Pop-EDM crossover flavor

Born in Arles, Southern France, Sevy Campos began to sing and play guitar at a very early age with the desire to follow in the footsteps of the famous Gipsy Kings, who are from his hometown. During his teen years Sevy across all of Europe, and lived in the UK for 5 years He then returned to France before going to Germany. His song “Thirsty” ft. Samuel Wallace, has been aired on MTV, and is currently play-listed on more than 160 radio and TV channels around the globe. Currently preparing his upcoming album, Sevy Campos is also planning to announce

Asher Laub: “Finesse” – swaggering and melodic playing

Asher Laub began classical violin training at the tender age of 2 and had already performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic by age 13. Known for breakdancing across stages with his LED electric violin, in addition to performing as a DJ violinist, Asher’s expertise in trans-genre improvisation has led him to a career as a soloist in demand, performing at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center and across four continents. Asher has been featured on PBS, and has made headlines on CNN, WABC, and NBC as well as many other major news sources. He is also noted for his technical prowess as an audio editing and mixing guru to countless clubs and stages across the country. The eclectic artist has recently produced and is set to release – on the 4th of September – his violin cover of “Finesse”, originally performed by Bruno Mars and Cardi B.

“Finesse” featuring Cardi B is a remixed version of the song which features as the fourth-single from Bruno Mars’ third studio album, 24k Magic. Originally it was not one of the songs off the record which stood out. However, with the remix featuring Cardi B, it most certainly became one of the most distinctive singles on the charts.

Two hip-hop and R&B icons, a 90s sounds and bold lyrics could only mean one thing. A mega-hit. Now mix those flavors with a precocious talent who plays the violin and you’ve got something brand new, and a more than exceptionally distinctive track on your platter, to say the least.

The confident intro already has the listener hooked, as soon as Asher Laub delivers his flawless melodic lines. The instrumental of the track screams 90’s style beat, with the constant drum line along with the nostalgic funky bassline being extremely prominent throughout the whole song.

The dance beat contrasts beautifully with Asher’s swaggering and melodic playing giving the track a monstrously fresh vibe that Asher knows how to pull off incredibly well. This young man is just getting started and I’m enjoying the ride. He’s brave enough to accomplish much in diversified fields, which is testified by this work.

Pushing the boundaries of what people assume a violin can do in popular music, Asher Laub has an amazing ability to make his electric fiddle not only sing, but rap, dance, and twerk. Like every great musician he effortlessly elicits emotions from his listeners that they didn’t even know they were able to feel for a piece of instrumental music of this nature.

In a world of instant gratification, Asher is able to make songs you at once enjoy but can also ponder over in order to think about what you’ve just heard. What many people are just starting to understand right now, is that the resonating sound of the violin just happens to be a superb instrument for the modern pop, rock and R&B sound.

The dynamics this instrument has in the hands of the right person will bring out the best in your turntable and speakers. For modern audiences, the electric violin as played by Asher Laub is a wondrous thing to behold. Don’t cower in the corner, stand out in the crowd, and be brave enough to purchase this fine reworking of a certified hit all ready to be rediscovered again.

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