Non-Profit Project Southdogrock releases “Ride With Me”

The southern region of Germany, close to the Swiss and French border, is home to Florian Döppert (vocals, lyrics, sax, blues harp, keyboard). With his first solo Project Southdogrock a long-held wish comes true: Creating songs based on own lyrics and musical ideas together with a professional producer. Florian found a very competent partner for this project: Frank Schultz, owner of PRO TON MUSIC. http://www.protonmusic.de Many songs are still waiting to be produced but the first creation “Ride with me” is finished Southdogrock is a non-profit experiment that tries to use the available resources to produce outstanding songs. Each sponsorship will be

INTERVIEW: Independent Violinist and Music Composer Iurie Sula

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TK Mac – “The Living Room” – a laid back, yet intensely emotional feeling!

Justin Barnett was born in Boston and raised in South Jersey. Inspired by two of the people who have given him so much support over the years, Justin used his grandmother’s middle initials (TK) and his father’s middle name (McDonald) and became TK Mac. As a DJ, he’s spun at various A-List clubs across the globe including Tao, Avenue, The Highlight Room, Marquee and Studio Paris. He’s produced songs for Zak Downtown, Cade, Bryce Vine, and other new artists in the hip-hop, R&B, and pop genres. Now he steps out into the spotlight with his single “The Living Room”. There

MAZE – “From Start To Perfection” – a grand symphony of alternative and melodic rock abrasion!

Gary, Paul, Jack, Lee and Sam make up the 5 piece band from London UK, called MAZE. The band started out as a recording project, but the response and reaction they received induced them to start gigging and they have since been offered plenty of gigs for 2020. In the meantime they have released their 4 track EP, entitled “From Start To Perfection”. The recording is a rich quilt of guitar-driven sounds and rock influences. What’s thrilling about the production is not only are the clear punchy sonics, where each instrument is captured at its most resonant – but there’s

Plastic Barricades – “One for the Road” -showcases technical and creative maturity

Plastic Barricades are one of the smartest bands in alternative indie rock right now. The band which has it very first beginnings in 2007 have produced enough worthwhile material in the ensuing years to deserve escaping the shadow of the underground culture. They’ve released outstanding music in terms of resonant songwriting and daring variability, and their formula has remained strongly characteristic and enjoyable. The band, which has been undergone various member changes through the years, is now stably based in North-West London. Plastic Barricades currently are, Dan Kert on guitars, keyboards and vocals, and Paul Love on drums. The band,

RAHM – “Something Different” – Ardent and lush sounding

The single “Something Different” by singer-songwriter RAHM, was produced by Yarden Ashkenazi and Dor Roeh, and features the female vocalist Shany Oshri. A software engineer, RAHM wrote the song for his wife, Anat Brown who also appears on the cover artwork, which was done by Victoria Manashirov (Photography) and Itzhak Holyland (Graphics). This is one of those songs that has some sort of spark, a creative stamp that when you listen to it, you can tell something wonderful just happened in your presence. Yes, it’s like an experience unto its own. RAHM has a lovely lilting voice, a light instrumental

Brendanfrielmusic knows how to hypnotize and bond the listener

Even if you usually loath introspective singer-songwriters who play acoustic guitar and sing depressing songs, Brendanfrielmusic’s music will penetrate your shield and make you relate to this songwriter from Glasgow, who will draw a great amount of empathy from unknown parts of your psyche. Brendanfrielmusic is the perfect brand of tortured soul, flaunting an elegant, yet afflicted poetic trait. His stripped-down melodramatic song-writing and guitar playing are in line with his moody narratives. He is a perfect emblem of the counter-culture hidden in the underground music scene. The guitarist and vocalist usually works in a lo-fi setting, using the bare

Kathy Ingraham – “That’s What Crazy Lovers Do” – sultry tones and piquant timbres!

Kathy Ingraham is an experienced vocalist who has sung on TV and radio commercials for organizations such as McDonald’s, Chrysler, ABC Network, Coke, Pepsi, and many more. Kathy launched her artistic career in 2014 and has since completed several solo projects and singles, working with an impressive roster of artists and composers, including Grammy-winning composer Henri Krieger, Luther Vandross, Meatloaf, Marc Cohn, Michael Bolton, Richie Havens, Michael Kamen, and several more. Her latest single “That’s What Crazy Lovers Do”, is an original jazz track that features the legendary Pete Levin on piano. Kathy Ingraham is clearly surrounded by outstanding musicians here, as witnessed in the

Luckydabo$$: “The Me$$age” – brings an incredible easy-going flow

Oklahoma is a state that has had little recognition within the entertainment world, however it has an undiscovered scene of rappers. The Oklahoma rap scene of Tulsa rappers and OKC rappers does have much to offer to the music and entertainment industry, which means it is a must to check out. From Thug Town to Loud City, Oklahoma does have a unique culture that is not that familiar to many people but it is on its way to popularity and national stardom. Hailing from Oklahoma City, Luckydabo$$ is a bilingual Hip Hop artist with a message of positivity for today’s society. His latest project, “The Me$$age”, is the first from the artist, and was released last year to general acclaim from fans.

 Luckydabo$$ brings an incredible easy-going flow, street poetry and unspoken truths to his game on “The Me$$age”. There’s a clear emphasis in the mix — and in the styling — on his vocal performance, and it doesn’t disappoint. Maybe it’s the steady, slow burning beat, but Luckydabo$$’ performance is elevated throughout to become something truly special, in its own right.

Probably the most understated and yet profound theme on this track is the value that Luckydabo$$ places on social equality.It’s not until you catch the references he makes, that you connect the dots, making the visionary nature of the embedded story more clear.

From top to bottom, “The Me$$age” is every bit as impressive as Luckydabo$$’ fans alluded to on the track’s release. Stellar production, a song that requires a solid listen to fully grasp the lyrically honesty and integrity on display, as well as a conceptual social vision that hits the mark — this is upper echelon independent hip-hop.

Luckydabo$$’ obviously knows the kind of hip hop he is making. He bleeds 1990’s lyrical directness and makes music that is in the here and now but has an obvious love for the old-school too. It’s clear from his sense of flow that Luckydabo$$’ looks to the labors of real life for inspiration.

If anything, Luckydabo$$’ is interested in talking about how the music, the culture, the work, and the realities of life is forcing people to hustle “to put food on the table”. It’s also in some ways enters the discussion about the way our communities has frayed over the past decade.

Or perhaps how things have mostly stayed the same, or even gotten worse for the average man, forced to seek alternative means to afford commodities or savor any luxuries. It’s a tremendous record in its simplicity, made by a thinking mind who cares about what’s happening in our time.

But “The Me$$age” doesn’t just feel of this time. It feels relevant for very much any time. It’s simple and will hit the heart of many listeners. The track definitely feels more like an artist using inspiration to paint his own picture than blatant copying.

Moreover Luckydabo$$’ has charisma and wittiness which fills his cadences with charm. The casual listener will find plenty of rewindable moments on this track, and if you’re honest you’ll love the unpretentious, smooth going sound.

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