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

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Lord Conrad: “1 Minute” – a free-spirited aural mosaic

Lord Conrad has been building his brand and building a formidable fan base ever since he impacted the music scene with his breakout single “Touch the Sky”, and its accompanying video, which starred iconic fashion model, actress, and famed celebrity Elisa Pepe Sciarria. The Italian DJ, music composer, songwriter, dancer, and model then followed up that success with another pop-infused, and melodic electro banger entitled “Day After Day”, which showcased the artist’s deeply introspective side. Lord Conrad’s new release, “1 Minute” takes the listener on a journey through a conscious, impassioned labyrinth. Even before the music starts, the single cover illuminates the wistful quality of the work contained within. The poignancy is further confirmed by the lyric sheet: “So we meet once again / In the coldest day of November / Does your hair look shorter? / Do I look taller? / Am I stuttering? / You’ve got one minute to love / One minute to love me.”

Right from the opening bars the song beautifully transitions into a space where Lord Conrad delivers his songwriting trademark of sweeping vocals which is accentuated in the intense celestial-inspired electro landscape. The result is a track with an entrapping environment that’s both hauntingly ethereal and somatic.

“1 Minute” renders itself a manifesto for coaxing a relationship to reconnect. A melodic urgency fills the track, allowing the vocals to shine through. The luring lyrics and tempo make this an infectiously pleasurable song to look forward to at a live performance or at the club.

As the music twists and turns on top of its driving beat, Lord Conrad’s composition allows the barbed, peppery vocals to create an intentionally free-spirited aural mosaic. The track transcends traditional musical definitions with the singer’s tone of voice and delivery.

Perusing the sometimes compelling qualities of love, the track’s philosophy enacts an intriguing perspective on current societal norms and relationships, and sums it up in one line – “You’ve got one minute to love.” However, Lord Conrad’s track stands out in particular for the singer’s vocal range and Lord Conrad’s shrewd musical ear. His abilities to tip the scales with the lyrical verses, ultimately leaving no emotional stone unturned.

When Lord Conrad drops a track, you know it is fire and this track is captivating infectiousness from the jump. Lord Conrad, or the persona portrayed in his songs, shows great exuberance in love and the pursuit of love. “1 Minute” has a heart-tugging rawness that extends to the abandon of the falsetto vocals in the soaring choruses.  This is Lord Conrad perhaps at his most open and sincere and it pays off splendidly.

Not everybody may be on board with Lord Conrad’s electro-pop agenda, but if that’s your listening lane, it’s difficult to dislike or disrespect this man’s charisma and artistry. Lord Conrad’s exceptional ability to encapsulate experiences with strong emotions is highlighted in “1 Minute”.

This is a well-thought-out track that will definitely satiate Lord Conrad’s core fans and appeal to music fans looking for something authentic in today’s saccharin-coated market. It refreshingly captures where Lord Conrad is right now: reflective and challenging himself.

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