Illuminati Congo – Creative and Captivating Rasta Hip Hop That Lightens the Heart!

Based in Chicago, Illuminati Congo’s sound dissolves the barrier between conscious and unconscious, reggae and hip hop, and light and dark, all the while maintaining a lighthearted, playful, childlike and comedic musical uniqueness. This coupled with Jahn’s global travels teaching yoga as well as his penchant for writing books covering such myriad subject matter as tantra, Gnostic Rastafarianism, health, and healing, and alchemy, makes Illuminati Congo one of the most interesting musical outfits on the scene. Illuminati Congo performances can only be described as electric, and Jahn has spent the last four years touring the U.S., the Caribbean, and Australia.

Vintage rockers KAATO drop “Someday, Someday”, from the album “Slam!

KAATO is a Nashville, Tennessee based rock band, made up of Kurt Lowney (vocals), Mika Nuutinen (bass), Hunter Lovan (lead guitar), and Christopher Williams (drums). Originally from Australia, the band was founded in 2011 by singer/songwriter Kurt Lowney. KAATO had their first international tour co-headlining with Mitch Malloy in the UK after their self-titled album was released in 2016. Kurt and Mika made the move to Nashville permanent, in 2018, and started work on their newest album “Slam!” from their home studio, which allowed them to fine-tune their sound until they got exactly what they wanted. Glam rock, Vintage rock,

Franco Esteve: “The Hunt” – a backdrop to life itself

Three years in the making, the loosely tied together, classical crossover, concept album, “The Hunt”, represents a masterwork for Puerto Rican multi-disciplinary artist, Franco Esteve. The award-winning filmmaker and music composer, once again forges his intense-storytelling, and vivid imagery-driven compositional skills. Esteve’s music not only engages the ears but also intrigues the mind and feeds the soul. “With The Hunt, I wanted to do something different, expressing through classical, orchestral music, the images and feelings one gets from life itself,” explains Franco Esteve, continuing: “Whether it’s the drive of ‘The Hunt’, the insomnia of ‘The Wait’, or the sadness of

Plastic DJ: “Giving Up” – Truly euphoric, refreshing and atmospheric!

The album “Giving Up” by Barcelona-based producer and singer Plastic DJ, is the very best that the blended genres of Deep House, Downtempo and Electro have to offer. The thing that sets Plastic DJ so far above his contemporaries is that he’s genuinely talented as a musical composer, and stunningly enchanting as a singer. The music is of a baroque complexity, and here’s no overpowering bass or wailing synths. It’s like listening to a dream. You’ll play this in your car when you want to relax, at home when you’re at the beach or sitting on the porch, or as

One Step From Everywhere: “Somewhere in Between” – an insistent rhythmic thrust, adorned with fiery guitar work, and soaring vocals

One Step From Everywhere is a Seattle based band that does not limit themselves to genre or style. Primarily a rock band, with a passion for playing live, they are not afraid to add shades of any style that may strike a chord within them.  Their album, “Somewhere In Between”, is a full and complete artistic statement that can function equally well as an introduction to and summation of the varied strengths of this band. The production and engineering also aids immeasurably in this regard. The sumptuous mixes place the listener deep within the instrumental interplay of a band whose

Kingdom Atlas: “Severe Spheres” – ripping rock combined with lucid moments of intense and beautiful melody

Kingdom Atlas is a Georgia-based hard rock band that was originally launched as Rising Tide in 2013by, Grant Purvis with friends Nick Blake and Adam Chiarella while studying music with them at Georgia Southern University. The lineup of Purvis (vocals, guitars) and Blake (guitars, keyboards), along with Devin Ruiz (bass), Aaron Coburn (drums) and Cody Barber who replaced Chiarella as lead guitarist in 2015, was stable until the groups disbanded in 2017 due to schedule conflicts and some members graduating. In 2018, Purvis, Blake, Coburn, and Barber reformed with the new name Kingdom Atlas to record their debut album “Severe

Tiaday Ball drops two new singles – “Current” and “Good To You”

Tiaday Ball has released two follow up singles to her first release “Favors”. The songs “Current” and “Good To You”, are both now available anywhere you get digital music from. Tiaday stated: “R&B has been the foundation of my life in music since I can remember. Gospel, soul and R&B were always playing in the house or being sung by my father who was also a singer and he loved Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, etc. One of the first songs I ever learned how to REALLY train singing along to was “A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway.

DAV!D&CLARA: “Repair” – rugged and intense!

The man and machine duo of DAV!D (David Castillo) and his computer CLARA, better known as DAV!D&CLARA, are back with a new single in 2019, called “Repair”. The track is taken from the upcoming album, “CONFESSIONS OF THE MACHINE” to be released early 2020. Much of this latest single displays a minimalist, almost survivalist element, as if every movement, gesture, and note is conserved and used for maximum effect. DAV!D’s songwriting principle seems to be “less is more”, a sentiment CLARA seems to adhere to perfectly. Together they have an artistic sensibility that’s far from common. The song is based

Catch up with Boston based group Urban Lights Band

Boston, MA based Urban Lights Band is an eclectic group of musicians and artists who harness the power of all styles of music to create unforgettable experiences. They are seasoned professionals committed to providing quality musical showcases that bring various audiences together. Their global mission is simple; aspire to inspire! If you are in the Boston area you can find them at:  May 25th 2019 – Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen- Boston, MA June 20th, 2019 – The Milky Way – Jamaica Plain June 21st 2019 -The Middle East Night Club (Corner Room) – Cambridge, MA Hook up with Urban

Royal: “Letter To Cecil” narrates his hardships, his grind and his contributions

Royal is a hip hop artist who currently resides in Hockessin, Delaware. He understands the importance of giving back and he performs at dozens of middle schools and high schools. In the past, he has donated the proceeds from concerts and albums entirely to the community, spreading his generosity to the surrounding neighborhoods. Royal has performed alongside artists such as Waka Flocka, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, YG, and Tory Lanez. His latest project is the single, “Letter To Cecil”. Here Royal seems to be hungrier than ever and is out to remind hip-hop of the abilities that should eventually bring

ALDEN: “It Won’t Stop” will draw you deep into the artist’s vision

Based in New York City, ALDEN released his debut EP “Arms and Legs” back in January 2017 followed by his single “Red Hands” the following summer. His latest release, the single “It Won’t Stop” (out November 2), showcases his unique blend of lo-fi Alt-Rock and harder Desert Rock sound, with the backing of studio production. ALDEN makes a powerful statement on this track. Understated jangling hypnotic riffs predominate, combing with the singer-songwriter’s lilting vocals to create a mesmerizing atmosphere that works equally well as a mood-inducing backdrop or a slow burning head-bobbing rhythm. It doesn’t assault the senses with wild abandon, but rather relentlessly drills its way deep into the bone. It is driving and intense, but slow and relaxed…all at the same time. Whether it’s through a good set of cans in your bedroom, or the stereo in your car, this should be going everywhere you go for quite some time.

“It Won’t Stop” as a whole, puts you in a sort of trance, and is just sonic ecstasy. It’s controlled and chilling, but it’s pure genius, and pure rock at its core, and in its attitude. There has to be melody of course, and ALDEN has the voice to support melodies substantially sweeter and suppler than rock normally deals with.

ALDEN is a smart alternative kid with a sardonic vision and distinct melodic sensibility that permeates every sonic landscape he traverses. And he covers a lot of miles. “It Won’t Stop” is possessed of a brooding, mellifluous, magical vocal tone, melodic sense and stony vibe, placing ALDEN among the underground kingpins of the desert rock genre.

Many bands working the genre, search hard to find that that mystical spirit of what’s been created here on this track. If there’s one defining factor that links from one song to the next, it’s ALDEN’s curiosity for uncovering new sounds and textures.

One minute he’s lashing grinding grunge grooves, the next he’s building towering slabs of rock noise, only to shower it with psychedelia and watch it dissolve into an acid alt-rock weirdness. He also knows when to move on. As he promptly does on “It Won’t Stop”, which is more all-embracing and appealing than anything he has done before. Showing that he is an astute songwriter of real merit.

ALDEN is an artist that seeks for lyrical significance, as well as the production clarity that lets his legible thoughts on the cycle of life come powerfully to the fore. With something very dark and melancholy lurking in the background, “It Won’t Stop”, will draw you deep into the artist’s vision.

The soundscape gurgles and squelches beneath the surface to create a sense of creepiness and dread before it explodes into a narcotic percussive waltz. ALDEN is also in remarkably fine voice throughout as he delivers a performance that is by turns tender, yearning and seeking to make some kind of sense of the disturbing narrative.

“It Won’t Stop” fuses the best elements of the unique crossover blend that ALDEN is carving out. It’s a richly dynamic and satisfying niche for himself, and, by extension, also for us.

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