Lew Houston: “Safe” – a gritty flow that adds to the lyrical poignancy

Lew Houston is a hip-hop artist currently based in San Diego. Originally from Houston, Texas, Lew rose above the violence and poverty in his life by playing sports and creating music. Influenced by Southern rap styles, he began writing his own lyrics at a young age and released his debut album “The Progression” in 2016.  His latest EP “Back to da Money” is available now, and features the single “Safe”. With no forewarning, Lew gives us a sharp and compact four-minute statement on “Safe”. It’s just a quick and efficient declaration of supremacy, a warning for us not to underrate

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AMARU: “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” is totally on fire!

AMARU – a singer-songwriter and a trained actor, originally from the Republic of Suriname residing in The Netherlands since 1991 – has found critical success with enough Pop, Rock, R&B and Electronic influenced songs that there’s plenty of demand for more, but there’s nothing like hearing the gloriously hard-nosed Dutch artist rap a beat to shreds. This is something he does not often do. Now on his latest release – “CHAMPAGNE ATTITUDE (RAP-TITUDE MIX)” – we get to savor just that. The song is rap remix of the title track of his debut album, and is a completely new version,

Hookdiggy: “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette – full feel-good potential

2019 sees Atlanta-based Hookdiggy, continuing his growing momentum and his promise to put out well written hip-hop that appeals not only to fans of the genre, but fans of creative and innovative lyrical content. In fact he goes beyond that with his latest track, “On My Way” ft. Sunja Dannette. Utilizing full-bodied smooth instrumentation, Hookdiggy manages to pull off an almost cinematic-like ambiance throughout. The intoxicating mix of jazz, hip-hop, and neo-soul with a dash of dance is maintained at a very high level from beginning to end while the musicianship is top-notch every step of the way. Hookdiggy, together

Tony Marino: “Family and Friends” – a wildly rhythmic demonstration of every crowd-pleasing twist

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KC Sisters: “Walk With Me” – sincere, authentic and absolute!

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GentleBeatz: “Soul City” – the rhythm and flow of free form poetry

Sometimes a recording catches you off guard, rising from nowhere and worming its way into your ears with new sounds and ideas. Such a recording grows on you over time, and eventually can reorient what music and sounds you thought you liked. “Soul City” released on December 31 by artist and producer GentleBeatz, is such an EP. Emotionally rich, musically rich, and technically brilliant, it appeared with little fanfare or publicity to mesmerize our senses. GentleBeatz is an artist and producer currently residing in Mozambique. The eclectic creative crafts his tracks in the lo-fi hip-hop/chill-hop genres. Here he includes flavors

Younk makes the music business transparent and accessible to all!

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Snir Yamin: “Down The Line” – play it twice, and you’re done, hooked!

Hailing from Israel, Snir Yamin is a singer and songwriter with a personal and eclectic approach to his music. His songs bridge the gaps between the intimacy of folk, the appeal of pop and the energy of rock. Snir started his music career in 2006, after losing his father in a car accident. Between the years of 2009-2015, Snir performed across Israel, Europe and North America. In 2013 his debut EP, entitled “Urban Stories”, sold over then 50,000 digital copies via Amazon and iTunes. Now he is back with a brand new single, “Down The Line”, released just a few days ago. By nature of its construction this latest song set up a real challenge for Yamin as he decides how to continue building his aesthetic.

The track’s layered production quality and alternative rock elements feel like the kind of thing that can’t be repeated without feeling old-hat really quickly. Instead Snir Yamin’s will to write a pure, simple, and strong song, showcases his ability to bolster his core songwriting techniques with any amount of instrumentation.

Throughout the record, you can hear the heart of the song clearly, while the elevated production and musical arrangement massively enhances what already stands as a compelling track without all the embellishments. “Down The Line” shows that Snir Yamin can pull off bombastic and high-energy choruses, as well as ultra-distilled, minimally arranged verses.

Now, as is the case with many artists I love, Yamin contentedly writes the music he wants to write, and more than happily thrives off of a devoted fan base. He largely discards the austere, melodramatic singer-songwriter shtick in favor of a lush, cinematic canvas upon which he reliably spins his literate, melodic, alternative rock.

But regardless of his sonic choices, it’s Yamin’s dense narratives of the human heart which captivate. The emotion that he can evoke is enrapturing. Painted by an enveloping sound, his perceptive words speak boundless personal prophecies driven to a euphoric state: “Rooftop views and glory / Fake smiles keep me going down the line, down the line / So-called friends keep watching me / They want me to lose my sanity down the line, down the line.”

Snir Yamin is a modern-day poet. His lyrics are thoughtful and the music is beautifully entangling, while the track has a thematic strength that’s rare these days. Yamin’s immaculate conception of songwriting understands just how to set a perfect tonality and depth for the story-line. He also has an exceptional gift for coming up with catchy melody that doesn’t leave your head for days. On “Down The Line”, Yamin creates a landscape of powerful storytelling and moving sentiments.

If you are a fan of Snir Yamin previous releases then you will love this new track. It stands with the very best work he has done. If you’re new to the Yamin experience, then this is a place as good as any other to start appreciating his craft. Nowadays we are void of music with substance. Listen to the lyrics here, the intensity of his voice, and the dynamics of the music. Grab “Down The Line” now, play it twice, and you’re done, hooked!

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