Knowshun: “Dedicated (Remix)” – imaginative rhymes in a mix of street and fantasy!

Knowshun is a lyricist and producer from Chicago, IL. The rap/hip-hop artist’s latest project, a music video for his single “Dedicated (Remix)” was based on a nightmare the artist had the night before the video shoot. The cinematic music video explores dark themes of purgatory, a spirit in limbo and battling against dark forces. Gripping imagery of shadowy figures permeate the video. “Dedicated (Remix)” is featured on the mixtape “Lyrical Fire Episode Two: Liquid Napalm” written and performed by Knowshun, produced by Credit Ninja B. The original track was by MF Doom & MF Grimm. The music video was shot,

Keys And Vices: “Chronic Nostalgia” can rock the socks off of any audience!

Keys And Vices are something of a Trojan horse. Hidden within the confines of a band with a cryptic name and fronted by a deceptively talented lady is a power-trio that can rock the socks off of any audience and probably any band they share a bill with. Stacked with massive riffs and sweet hooks, their “Chronic Nostalgia” is a monumental step in their recording career. With beefy production that highlights the tight dynamic between front-lady Jennifer Valdez (Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Lyrics), bassist Kevin McCarty and drummer Kris Ayala, the band’s first full-length offering packs enough punch to dominate modern

Brady Novotny: “Passions Collide” is a skilled expression of his dazzling compositions

During the early to mid-seventies is when the guitar maestros were coming out. John McLaughlin and Al Dimeola, were at the top in my book of guitarists. The mixed both electric and acoustic guitar virtuosity with equal ease. Rock, Jazz, Fusion and Flamenco abounded flavors abounded on their releases showcasing a 360° vision of the guitar as a lead instrument. Brady Novotny who started playing the guitar at the age of 10, is pretty much cut of the same cloth, and on his latest album, “Passions Collide”, he even includes a vocal track featuring his wife, Jennifer. Inspired by Randy

Tohi: “Out The Box” – emotional music you can chill or groove to!

Tohi is a rap artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He started his musical career as the first Persian rapper at the age of 13. He was forced to perform illegally in his native Tehran, where rap has been banned. In order to chase his dreams, Tohi located to Dubai for two years where he was able to create music openly, followed by a move to London. As he continued to build his career Tohi performed at major venues such as Barclaycard Arena Hamburg and The Global Arena Stockholm and HMV Forum London O2 and won awards, including Best

Bearzerk – An executive music team with a proven track record

Music management teams really are the industry’s Swiss Army knife. They can really transform careers. Where there’s a special artist, chances are there’s a special collective behind them, plotting moves behind the scenes. The best of the bunch tend to connect dots swiftly, think outside the box without losing sight of the little things, and, above all else, maintain a degree of close affinity and proximity to the artist and the music business itself. Music management companies exist to protect and nurture the business and creative interests of those they work with. It takes one set of skills to help

Exit 22 Music: “Just As You Are” has cracked the code for the modern music world

Barely a few months after the release of their previous single, Exit 22 Music and Chris Calamera are back with the new record “Just As You Are”. And it seems like the only rule of the New York City-based project is: there are no rules. They are mixing genres and experimenting with different styles and the result is the unique sound of Exit 22. Whenever the Calamera project drops a new release my expectations are extremely high. The song starts off slow and soulfully, and then loads itself with energy. The female vocals, as always, has never sounded so strong.

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean: “Lost & Found” – absolutely compelling!

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean have released their latest collaboration single, “Lost & Found”. The two are no strangers to each other, having worked together on the multi-nominated, and award-winning track, “The Letting Go” with Levi Moore. Michael and Natalie also joined forces on Josie Award nominated track “Please Don’t”, as well as the 2017 single “Alive”. Michael Peloso is a New Jersey-based lyricist/songwriter who writes undeniably touching, honest lyrics with a sense of simplicity that are uniquely all his own. Natalie Jean is has achieved recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performs in English,

Deane Nesbitt Jr. – “Soundtracks in the Sand” – The meticulous sculpting of soundscapes

Although Deane Nesbitt Jr. has composed music for years, he does not read music. His unique background consists of practicing law for 16 years, co-founding an investment management company and writing an illustrated history of a 1912 investment bank. Deane’s music has been aired on more than 300 radio stations across America and Canada. His recent CD, “Music in Search of a Movie”, won the Philby Award in the United States for being one of the top 100 music CDs of 2015 and the Best Dramatic Music of the year. The album ranked on five CMJ charts for New World

ROSABEL: “The Album” – Compositions of the highest quality

ROSABEL the DJ duo consisting of Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera met in 1989 during the Winter Music Conference in Miami. For the better part of 25 years the two have been generating dance hits, and more recently, tag-team DJing for the masses around the globe. They dropped their first creation in 1994, with “La Puta” released via Groovilious, a part of Strictly Rhythm records out of New York. The continued dropping independent releases and filling floors each summer on Tommy Boy Records/NYC, and have since, officially remixed such artists as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Katy Perry, Cher, Gloria

elconEstharoe – Experimental electronica from a Greek master of the Theremin

Experimental electronica from a Greek master of the Theremin, no loops or presets are used in the creation of the elconEstharoe sonic environment. The album has already picked up a favorable review in the highly regarded Electronic Sound Magazine Theremin Master and Synthesist Lambro Papazois is a Greek sound designer and the man behind elconEstharoe. The Hyper-real Soundscapes of elconEstharoe are at the vanguard of experimental electronica. Through his work with elconEstharoe, Lambro is acutely aware of his acoustic environment and in particular the natural resources around him, utilizing the biophony, anthropophony and the sacred power of sound. From within

Ronnie Walka is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft

Like a cool breeze on a humid day Ronnie Walka comes in like a breath of fresh air with his new offering. Coming off of the visuals for “TIFTL”, his soulful tribute to womanhood, “You and I” is a passionate plea from a man nearing the end of a relationship that he’s battling to save. In the process of the breakup he begins to reminisce about better times yearning to turn the clock back. A real make up to break song that will have you feeling every single word. Ronnie is a perfectionist when it comes to his craft, with an amazing voice that races and soars. You will be stunned at his vocal power, range, nuanced delivery and insightful lyrics. Both the song and video are out now and available on various platforms including iTunes and Google Play. Stay tuned for more hot music from Ronnie Walka including the forthcoming EP “I am R&B”.

Ronnie Walka was born in Brooklyn, New York. The oldest of four children, he had to face difficult times in the mean streets of Brooklyn, but before he became a dead statistic, Ronnie was able to leave the streets and the gang life behind. He learned the basics of filming and writing and his creative ability allowed him to merge photography and cinematography so well that he has become very much in demand. He took it to the next level and became the publisher for Caution Magazine, but he has also produced a short film, and he is a graphic designer for many publications and books around the country.

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get your first break into the scene? 

Ronnie Walka: I was born into the music. Mother wiped at birth. My first break was with DR. Period.

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?

Ronnie Walka: Sam Cooke, Patti LaBelle, Freddy Jackson, Temptations, New Edition.

  1. Which artists in your genre are you currently listening to, and respect today? 

Ronnie Walka: R Kelly, Tank, Jamie Foxx, Jodeci, Boys to Men.

  1. Are there any of these you’d be keen to work with on an original project? 

Ronnie Walka: Jamie Foxx, Tank, Boys to Men.

  1. What do you think separates you from the crowd of young artists emerging right now? 

Ronnie Walka: My experience in life. I lived a little more and went through the same. It’s like I’m at the in between… too old to be called young but too young to be called old.

  1. What do you feel are the key elements people should be getting out of your music? 

Ronnie Walka: Love and having a good time.

  1. Are your lyrics predominantly based on real events and personal experiences, or are they simply drawn from your creative storytelling skills?

Ronnie Walka: A little bit of both.

  1. What would you consider a successful, proud or high point in your career so far?

Ronnie Walka: Performing at the Apollo.

  1. What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music career so far?

Ronnie Walka: The loss of my love ones who believed in me and wanted to see me win.

  1. What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your songs, regardless of style, mood or tempo?

Ronnie Walka: Soul.

  1. Do you also produce the beats and write the lyrics on your songs or do you collaborate with outside sources in any of the aforementioned cases? 

Ronnie Walka: I do make beats but I like to work with other people.

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist, entertainment company owner, and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

Ronnie Walka: I’m more excited when I create fire…I’m discouraged never… Always on track no matter the time or distance.

  1. You wear many hats, as a singer, writer, actor, producer, director and celebrity photographer/videographer. Which one of these is most predominant in your heart? 

Ronnie Walka: Definitely singer.

  1. Are you satisfied with how the music and entertainment business works today in the digital era, or is there something you would change or desire more?

Ronnie Walka: I’m satisfied with it. It makes the business easier.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Ronnie Walka: Soulful, reality, life, love, sex.

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

Ronnie Walka: I love the internet. It allows you to do several things at one time. You can create music and showcase it at the same time. While cooking, cleaning or watching a movie.

  1. Tell us something about your latest release and where fans can find it. 

Ronnie Walka: “You and I” is my new song. It’s a relationship based story; your make up to break up type song. It’s available on iTunes and Google Play, the video is on YouTube. The project is distributed by Global Sounds Records and Entertainment One.

  1. What is your relationship with visual media? Do you think videos are important for your music? Do you have a video you would recommend fans checkout and are you busy working on something new for them?

Ronnie Walka: Our relationship is kind of like a desperate house wife; with media being the house wife. I work too much behind the scenes so I’m not able to be on social media as much as others. As far as music video I truly believe that video is important because it paints a clear picture to the listeners. It helps guide the song in the right direction. I have a new video out titled “You and I” and I’m working on finishing my album followed by more video project for the new songs.

  1. Do you prefer working and creating in a studio environment, or performing live in front of an audience?

Ronnie Walka:  I prefer to work hard creating memorable songs in the studio so that when I hit the stage my audience can enjoy the song as much as me.

  1. You’re also the publisher for Caution magazine, creative art director for Stack Models and Titaniumgirlz Magazine. Do you still have time for any other projects, and if so, what do you currently have cooking in your creative kitchen right now? 

Ronnie Walka: Yes I’m currently the art director for Modelocity Magazine and designing Papa Wu’s new website. Along with projects for PR Guru Angelo Ellerbee and book cover designs for Mathew Knowles.

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