Midwest Hiphop duo Strangers Of Necessity drop their new single “Abundance”

Strangers Of Necessity are an American hip-hop duo, based in the Midwest, consisting of prolific producer, CoryaYo and veteran lyricist, Fooch the MC. They linked via Twitter and quickly became friends, sparking an immediate chemistry and need to make quality music together; hence the name Strangers Of Necessity. They instantly began recording music and doing shows locally, generating a nice buzz in the area. Their sound is best described as a fresh take on that golden era of hip-hop, blending tasteful jazz and soul samples, crisp snares, boomy kicks on wonky patterns with a soulful delivery, dense schemes and potent

Kilo M.O.E. – ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’ – serves as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism

The Baltimore-based producer, songwriter, rapper, Kilo M.O.E.’s evolution over his past three albums has been inspiring to see. I’ll always admire artists who push themselves creatively, and that’s exactly what, Kilo M.O.E. has done on his fourth studio album, ‘Fly G’z and Palm Treez’, and it pays off in leaps and bounds. Each instrumental is rich and developed, serving as the perfect canvas for the rapper’s elite lyricism. Something that this recording and Kilo M.O.E.’s recent albums have done well is allow him the freedom to rap for the sake of his craft within the confines of the album’s larger

Jim Wyly – “You Took Me” – It’s rhythmically tight, warm and edgy

Texas singer songwriter Jim Wyly is back with another soul-stirring track from his “The Artisan” album. Over 40 years deep into his craft, the Austin troubadour sounds like a home-cooked meal. He deals out comfort food for the head, heart, and soul. All of this serves his finely drawn guitar lines, bourbon-stained-like vocals, and funky acoustic-driven grooves as thick as molasses. A subtle blend of blues, country, folk and southern rock runs right down the middle of “You Took Me”. “Musicians’ musician” is an overused term. Why wouldn’t anyone with two good ears appreciate Jim Wyly? As Jim doesn’t cater

Hanen Release Brand New Video For The Song “Breathe”

It’s never been easier for artists to stay independent. Of course you can get good music producers, good visual directors for videos, good rappers and good singers to feature on your track without a great budget, but you have to search the world over to find deals you can afford, or convince creatives to work with you. Texas born artist, now living in the LA area, Hanen, somehow got it all together on his latest track called “Breathe”. He sings soulfully and raps with an urban edge all by himself, backed by an atmospheric slow-burning, and ear-warming beat made by

Angry B – “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)” – reflects the realities with a good dose of wit

On his latest single, “Hey Corona! (Nice to Meet Ya)”, underground music hobbyist Angry B pinned his rap skills and dark wit, to the sounds of mainstream pop and a funky EDM template. He blurs the lines between genres with the top of the charts — and only the top — in his sights. As can be deciphered from the song title, Angry B pulls his aspirations from the dramatic Covid-19 disease hitting mankind across the globe. “It’s one of the most critical situations we’ve had and there will be a lot of sad stories connected with it,” says Angry

Izzie’s Caravan – “Leo’s Guitar EP” – an understated guitar virtuoso

On the recording, “Leo’s Guitar EP”, Izzie’s Caravan and his guitar conspire to use every single crayon within the blue color box to deliver one of the best underground independent studio blues releases I’ve heard this year. Among others, Izzie takes his cue from greats such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and Eric Clapton. So you can expect a wide and wholesome finger bending spectrum of sounds. The aforementioned guitar heroes are points of reference, not simple deductions for resemblance. The opening song, “Two’s In The Bush”, has a highway drive, and jangly timbre that’s upbeat and

‘Mind Blown’ – The Video and Brand New Single by EyeKonic

EyeKonik is an artist with a focus on creating punchy and appealing pop music with a personal twist. Recently, he released a brand new single called ‘Mind Blown’. What really makes this track stands out is definitely the fact that it’s so well produced, and the performance value is excellent as well. EyeKonik sings with passion and intensity, and the artist’s vocals soar through the atmospheric melodies and punchy tones of this mix. Fans of artists as diverse as Mac Miller, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Eminem are definitely going to enjoy this amazing single. Check out the newly released music

Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff release the Indie Rock Video “Zodiac Killer”

Zodiac Killer is a wild Indie Rock song with crazy slide guitar laid over a rockabilly beat. The song is about a woman who frequents a night club called Zodiacs by nights, and cruises around town by day. Deep Purple Sage is a CD, Vinyl, and Digital release by Sundance Jump with W. Dire Wolff. The album blends Alternative Rock with Psychedelic Acid Rock. Recorded in Joshua Tree, California at Skylab Studios; the album has an underlying desert theme.  The LP is recorded in the old school style of Acid Rock vintage tube amp guitar sounds, mixed through analog

THE BRKN DEBUT EP ‘NO. 3’ OUT NOW VIA INGROOVES

FRONTMAN JACOB CADE’S ‘ACOUSTIC HANG WITH JACOB FROM THE BRKN’ WILL LIVE STREAM VIA THE BANDS INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK THROUGH THE END OF APRIL AT 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST THE BRKN recently released their debut EP No. 3 via Right Brain Music Group/Ingrooves. Their new video for their song “Broke” has garnered over 100 views in just two weeks. Since the band’s spring tours have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, frontman Jacob Cade will be live streaming acoustic sessions every Tuesday through April via the band’s Facebook and Instagram. Tune in at 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST at https://instagram.com/thebrkn or https://facebook.com/thebrkn and #BeatTheVirusWithTheBRKN. “We’re

D-Witt flexes the pen of a budding cinematic storyteller

I recently heard about an artist called D-Witt from Rockford, IL.  Illinois is the home of some prestigious sons who have left unforgettable marks on hip-hop’s history. I’m expecting an unfiltered rebel who is unafraid to bare his soul and burn down buildings. A fearless heart is a quality that makes fearless art, and I hope that’s exactly what D-Witt has arrived to present us.  So I press play on the first track called “Enemy”. The sound is open and strong-willed. There’s no doubting that D-Witt has something to say. The amount of care that goes into his lyricism stamps

Towards Zero: “Reveries” – dynamic and three-dimensional!

Towards Zero is a band from Ceres, CA, who have released their debut EP entitled “Reveries”.  What the band has accomplished on their first recording is truly phenomenal. They have crafted an EP that is so impacting, yet mellow that you don’t even realize that it’s had an effect on you until it slowly starts to seep its way into random moments throughout the day. At the same time the album is truly dynamic, incorporating the best of rock, progressive, pop, electronic and indie into a tight, cohesive collection that is over before you want it to be. Though seemingly negative, this actually warrants the inevitable repeat listens that will undoubtedly follow. Crystal male and female led vocals are layered over fascinating music that seems to have a mind of its own. Trippy bubbly sounds follow with snappy appeal. You never know what to expect next but may find yourself just enjoying the ride. Jangly guitar accentuates as catchy lyrics flow into addictive grooves.

From the opening track, the sounds are entertaining, intellectual, and lucid, while several musical styles are explored. In “Intro”, the synths takes center stage and is profoundly beautiful in creativity. The vocals are especially dreamy and you’ll feel like you’re seeing the sound in psychedelic swirls.

As the second track “OMW” slides in, you’ll hear traces of wonderful, unusual new blends of sound and harmony. Where most of today’s music is canned, packaged, and corporate surveyed, this feels clean and alive. Towards Zero is anything but predictable. Other than the fact that excellence flows in abundance from their musical and artistic expressions, their music is engaging on an emotional level.

Towards Zero are not content to repeat themselves, nor are they afraid to confront difficult musical ideas that many artists don’t frequent. They are crafting music way beyond the masses. On “My Bones”, they take the luxury of intriguing solos, complex songwriting and expansive sounds, and complement them with the melodic smoothness, the warmth, and the earthly core of their sound.

The female vocals and harmonies are at their most captivating on this one as the music flows like a winding river. With great depth of soundstage and beautiful complexity this song should be listened to on headphones or a great audio system to hear the nuances Towards Zero place in there, and the crafty positioning of the instruments.

“Thief In The Night” might just be the EP’s centerpiece. The music is full of fast swells and quieter lulls; building to peaks and then releases. The guitar work and an emphasis on percussion brings moments of intensity between spaces of lush and intricate vocal arrangements. The band paint a story that is constantly chasing the flux of memory and the metaphysical concern of trust.

The tremendously infectious rhythm relentlessly driving the dynamic of the track forwards. “Viola” delivers excellent sound design and production. Its amazing ear candy for active, focused listening. The sound, from acoustic to electric, is very dynamic and three-dimensional, innovative and gorgeous.

There are artists who choose to make music because it’s their calling. It comes from their core and they have the burning desire to create something that will ignite our imagination – Towards Zero falls decidedly into this category. “Viola” allows Towards Zero to explore an almost epic avant-garde palette, incorporating bits of prog with several other styles blended into one.

As usual, the band delivers poignant and thought-provoking ideas with a superlative arrangement, enthralling melodies and vocals, and touching lyricism. My only question is: If Towards Zero have set the bar this high on their debut, where the heck are they planning to go to next?

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