Kali Ma & Cypher the Avatar – ‘Peaches n’ Sage’ – A hypnotic and fitting foundation

If you ask the duo of Kali Ma & Cypher the Avatar, better known as CxA what the goal of their music was, their reply would probably be, it’s to make a place where all listeners can come to feel safe and relieved from their pain, anxieties, and all other stresses in life. Because that’s exactly what their Cloud Rap single, ‘Peaches n’ Sage’ sounds like. Cypher the Avatar is one of the best alternative rappers mainly because of his presence. He’s confident but not cocky; honest but not vulgar. Cypher comes across as someone who is genuine and sure

VerseBorn: “Cheat Code” ft. Menhir demands a huge amount of respect

“Cheat Code” by VerseBorn ft. Menhir is a mostly uninterrupted stream of consciousness. Breaks in the story only occur when one the language switches from English to Italian and back, and when the plot ends and another begins. To call this track unique would be inadequate. The storyline is extremely complex, with recurring motifs. It’s hard to follow, but that’s the point. VerseBorn and Menhir want your undivided attention for the track’s entirety. Straight off the cuff, the listener is thrust right into the action. In true artistic fashion, interconnecting storylines are articulated through interconnecting verses. But even when they

New Songs to Confront Rising Tide of Hatred by Rev Peter Unger

Rev Peter Unger embraces a pastoral sense of beauty on the spacious skies of I Believe in Second Chances. Throughout the piece Rev Peter Unger explores the oft-ignored benefits of faith. One of the greatest elements of faith rests within the idea of forgiveness for past transgressions. No one is perfect and attaining perfection is a life-long goal. Lyrics focus upon this concept the improvement of the self. Without forgiveness however, this goal becomes impossible for if all were judged by their worst actions self-improvement would remain illusionary at best. Low key arrangements help to place Rev Peter Unger’s voice

Brian Hutson’s Debut Album “Habit” is Released

This week saw the release of Brian Hutson’s Debut Album. Habit is the name of the album that coincides with the song title track featured on his debut album. The album which has already sparked early interest follows the critical acclaim of his EP Midnight Sessions and enormous success of his single released in the fall of 2018. Like many artists, Brian draws influence from his personal life and experiences. This driving force allows him to express his feelings through music. Reflecting on love, lust, heartbreak, and triumph Habit is the result of memories from the past two years, all

YHN Hammertime: “Cash Out” – relatable lines over a sleekly banging beat

YHN Hammertime is a rap/hip-hop artist based in Washington DC. He often collaborates with fellow artists from the DC area. After a string of single releases, he has dropped his first official mixtape “Gang Meets Gang”. From the album comes the highly infectious single “Cash Out” along with its classy visual, now viewable on YouTube. With this album, YHN never seems to be trying to make one track for the thugs, one for the hip hop heads, one for the club, one for the backpackers, and one for the playas, etc. Although you could still attribute those labels to the

Hro Palyan: “White China” scores many transcendent moments!

Hro Palyan is an up and coming Armenian-American Hip Hop artist based in Granada Hills, CA. His journey into a musical career started during childhood when he learned how to play the electric guitar. Hro’s older brother was influential in introducing him to the world of rap and hip-hop and to fellow artists who encouraged him to learn music production tools like Fruity Loops, Reason, and Pro Tools. Influenced by the likes of Dre, Eminem, Xzibit, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dog, Tupac, Naz, Jayz, Dmx, Hro used the production tools as a coping mechanism that allowed him to express himself, and

Enzo: ‘Light Me Up’ – an absolutely sublime listening experience

DJs speak with their hands. Producers who can’t use words, express themselves through sound. On the other hand, it’s almost true that in the electronic music realm, the weight of the music can render words secondary. That’s not to say that producers aren’t using their voices…it’s rare but quite possible. Some producers over a number of electronic genres have stepped up to the mic to express themselves vocally, others engage the perfect voices to execute the needed emotion. Once such creative is Enzo, a self-taught musical artist from Boston, Massachusetts. His work as a producer and DJ has led to

Exit To Eden: Describes the extreme situation of hate-love, on their new Goth ‘n Roll single “Love At First Hate”!

Passionate, yet hateful is the story of Exit To Eden’s latest video clip. The Austrians around frontman Bernie Pfeiffer, celebrate the March 22nd, 2019, release of their associated Goth ‘n Roll single, entitled ‘Love At First Hate’ and give an audiovisual preview of their upcoming mini-album “Love And Other Nightmares”, especially Fans of traditional gothic rock alá The Sisters Of Mercy, The Cure, or Bauhaus are guaranteed to find it appealing.  In a nightmare of hate-love, the protagonist described in ‘Love At First Hate’, whose story is presented in first-person perspective, seems to be. Two extremes, passionate love and

Javyn Knight: “Exodus” – Relatability, positivity, and general geniality

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Silvertung: “(BUT, AT WHAT COST??!)” – assailing swagger, an abrasive bring-it-on vibe!

Award-winning rock band Silvertung, has landed on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Radio Chart three times. The Mid-Atlantic quartet, made up of vocalist Speed, lead guitarist Codey, bassist Sam Sour, and drummer Danno, have also opened for groups like Godsmack, Disturbed, Shinedown, Slipknot, Staind, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Filter, Drowning Pool, Anthrax, P.O.D., and others. With three albums and one EP under their belt, Silvertung, in collaboration with Thermal Entertainment, have dropped their latest album “(BUT, AT WHAT COST??!)”, produced by Steven Wright, whose credits include Slipknot, Mars Volta, and Rihanna. This is the type of release that occurs when a band

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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