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

Mortinus – “Star Chariot (Yellow Odyssey)” and “Oceania” – gently beatific music

As the months pass slowly into years, it becomes increasingly plain to all concerned that Danish electronic music producer, Mortinus is taking his craft very seriously. He has been extraordinarily prolific and has maintained an enviable level of quality in his releases. When approaching his two singles “Star Chariot (Yellow Odyssey)” and “Oceania” the question that arises is how will Mortinus sound fare in the altered musical terrain of 2020? Well the two new singles, are fine examples of some of the best ambient, chillout, downtempo and cinematic instrumental music being made today. Mortinus’ sound is alive and well, and his

Stiff Lauren – “Faith In Me” demands the spotlight!

Fearless and uncompromising, Stiff Lauren is back to deliver a triumphant track about having faith in yourself no matter what. Stiff Lauren is a hip-hop artist who is no stranger to speaking what’s on his mind. Since he hit the scene, he’s never been one to hold his tongue or been one to fear throwing the first punch. Whether or not you’ve followed Stiff from the beginning, one thing has been apparent through the highs and the lows: he’s talented and confident – his latest single “Faith In Me” is a perfect example of that. Stiff Lauren once again takes

Phreckle$ is carving out a music presence with “IDFWP”

Phreckle$ is an independent solo artist out of Los Angeles, California. She writes all her own songs, and produces professional quality artistic music videos. A precocious talent, Phreckle$, played trumpet at 9 years old in the school band, by 12 she was performing at the Carnegie Hall, and a year later she started going to punk shows. At 17 she was playing bass in 3 different punk bands. At the age of 22, she was discovered as a model and is now an internationally signed model working with the top photographers and magazines in the industry, which has put her

“No Mas” oozes with Nancy Diaz’s palatable understated sass

Canadian born Latin pop recording artist Nancy Diaz has been navigating her way through the Canadian music scene since 2011 with her pop single “Summer Addiction” along with official music video. Her sexy and sassy fusion of English/Latin music has led to the release of many well received singles, garnering her critical acclaim and audience satisfaction. Apart from firmly establishing herself among her musical contemporaries and peers, Diaz has also made her mark in the modeling world posing for magazines, fashion labels and fashion photographers such as Cliché Magazine, Deniori Couture and Monarch Photography. Directly involved in quite a few

Cyrus R.O. – “Bones” is still a skillfully crafted song

I think I expected this music to be sterile and methodical. However, to my surprise, Cyrus R.O.’s new single “Bones” from his upcoming debut album “Deconvolution” is blazingly irradiated like bundle of energy that expertly marries the organic and synthetic. Underneath it all, a darker lyrical narrative dealing with “a character struggling with their gender identity, and the fear of social turmoil that comes with that.” Everything just grooves so well together; it’s a blend of sounds that I haven’t heard done this well from any progressive, jazz, or electronic artist in quite some time. It’s a masterful melding of electronic machinery with

Temperature Falls Release The Video For Their Latest Single “1-2-3”

The sound and atmosphere of Temperature Falls is built around somewhat gritty, blended organic-electronic sounding tracks that hearken the listener back to earlier times. Their latest track, ‘1-2-3’, is a seductive track that pulls the listener in with an eerie melody, sultry vocals and an ethereal reverberating atmosphere. Mixed beautifully, this is the perfect example of what to expect from this indie trip-hop/alternative rock duo from Oslo, Norway, made up of vocalist/lyricist Camilla, and multi-instrumentalist Ian J. Ward. ‘1-2-3’ is a gorgeous, melancholic song that is heart wrenchingly beautiful. Temperature Falls is one of those bands that are absolutely necessary

Pop Music Artist DAYVID Releases Music Video for “Same Old Feeling”

This song was released last Fall on his self-titled debut EP. DAYVID explains that “Same Old Feeling” was the last song written for this EP. It reflects on an old love that was like no other. “Same Old Feeling” was co-written by DAYVID and Grammy-Nominated producer Morgan Taylor Reid (Marshmello, Jack & Jack, CHROMEO). “Same Old Feeling” is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music: http://dayvid.lnk.to/SameOldFeeling. The production is simple with piano, vocals, and an 8-member gospel choir providing backgrounds. The lyrics and vocal performance make this song meaningful and powerful. All elements support the soaring voice

Arrows – “After Hours” – Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video game sound tracks

“After Hours” the brand new full length album by Arrows, says all it needs to about the brand of retro nostalgia this kind of music evokes. The project’s sonic palette is especially dense with layer upon layer of synth sounds stacked upon one another and wrapped up in a modern production veneer that makes it bang. Every song delivers big in the keyboard hooks department and the moods are consistently melancholy and wistful throughout. “After Hours” is Arrows hitting their stride; this is what it sounds like when a young band is killing it. Inspired by 80’s synthwave and video

PWJazy – “Heroes” – the mind of an alternative creative

LA-based performer, PWJazy, is an unusual artist. His songwriting is soulful and the arrangements are mind blowing. His voice is a breath of fresh air with all of the nonsense that has been going on for years in the music scene. His singing has a distinctive tone that has not been auto tuned or fixed up in any other manner. “Heroes”, his latest single, is a really intriguing, diverse recording. I didn’t like it when I first heard it, but the uniquely experimental alternative rock sound, the bombastic lead guitars, and the dark, mysterious lyrics somehow fuse together to produce

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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