Omar Bowing: “Women” – the expansive arrangement gives it a progressive bent

Omar Bowing is an independent musician and songwriter located in Austin, Tx. Omar who plays the guitar and guitarviol works with a revolving group of musicians to bring his songs to life. In particular he often collaborates with Tyson Yen, who has lent his voice to almost all of Bowing’s tracks. Omar Bowing’s latest musical creation is simply entitled “Women”. Though mirroring the endeavors of history-making females, the track intends to be a respectful tribute to women in general – from mothers to wives, and sisters to nieces, daughters, friends and co-workers, etc. And in fact the track releases on

Glocck Vee: “IDGF ABOUT YO HITTAS” delivers sharp, telescopic views

Glocck Vee, is an American rap artist from Albuquerque, NM. He has overcome adversity in his childhood and now makes music about his experiences.  His latest single “IDGF ABOUT YO HITTAS” features Mike Beezy Bad Azz, a recording artist, and engineer. Glocck Vee currently works with Juelz Santana, Big Trill, And Maino, and has also collaborated with Mr.Pookie from Dallas TX, Stoney Crook Records. This is a track driven by reactionary outbursts of authenticity and real hip-hop. It’s a robust and dynamic project. Glocck Vee is pure, and, arguably, blunt. His latest single loads several compelling rounds of rage. And

The Jon Johns: “Road Trip Mixtape” – an adventurous attitude!

The Jon Johns are a duo of musicians/producers who have been making music together since 2018. Their music binds the past and the present together into a harmonious sound with musical influences from the 60’s to now. One-hundred-percent independent, the Jon Johns do everything from writing, playing, recording, producing, mixing and releasing their own music. They currently have their 9 track “Road Trip Mixtape” out now. Within minutes of the mixtape kicking into life, this supremely confident recording suggests a band at the peak of their powers, occupying their own orbit. It starts with “Make My Day”, a vast, expansive

Marcela Iglesias: “Human Doll” (feat. Eric ‘Well Written’ McCoy) – fun, bouncy and all around enjoyable

Love it or hate it, you cannot deny that Plastics of Hollywood are gaining traction and making serious waves in the entertainment industry. Spearheaded by Los Angeles, California, Talent manager and producer Marcela Iglesias, the community of plastic surgery enthusiasts are spreading their reach into the film, TV and music spheres. From Ken dolls to Jessica Rabbit and Britney Spears lookalikes Plastics of Hollywood have spent millions of dollars on surgery and aesthetic procedures altering and adapting their looks. Their aim is to simply feel happy and fulfilled in bodies they adore. By the very nature of its scope Plastics

Interview with Californian band City Kings

City Kings is an alternative rock band from Chino, California. Though mainly known for playing heavier hard rock sounding tunes, the band has a very versatile array of musical knowledge. They perform acoustic and softer renditions of their songs on streets of the Inland Empire, or original versions of songs on stages in local venues. The three-piece collective is made up of Chris, Adrian and Ruben. How and when did the City Kings project start and who are the collaborators involved? Christian Blankenship (City Kings): City Kings was basically started on Craigslist! I met our singer and guitarist Adrian after

Midas Well: “3am”- moments of pure body-high pleasure

Midas Well is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Austin, Texas. His album “Golden Rule” is coming soon to all streaming platforms via Jurnt Entertainment, along with his single “3am”. Midas raises the stakes in this stunning narrative. In lesser hands, all this creative weight could feel leaden. But Midas proves himself to be a craftsman, and gets the job done. Midas Well is a great musical artist and his new single shows that in a beautiful showcase of music.  “Golden Rule” is an album with a generous helping of highlights, not least because of Midas’ enviable vocal

DJ Raw B & Luke Sick: “Head Chucka” – a panoply of mic and beat making skills

DJ Raw B & Luke Sick are a hip-hop duo from the Bay Area. Their friendship grew into a partnership that led to collaborations on past tracks and projects. An album had been a goal for the duo, and that dream has finally been realized with “Born Illness”, an eight track LP that’s currently available on all music platforms. The album was produced via a digital collaboration between DJ Raw B and Luke that spanned the course of a year. This release shows a rapper and a beat maker who prove that they are not going anywhere soon. Both unwrap

Sevy Campos: “Thirsty” ft. Samuel Wallace – a Pop-EDM crossover flavor

Born in Arles, Southern France, Sevy Campos began to sing and play guitar at a very early age with the desire to follow in the footsteps of the famous Gipsy Kings, who are from his hometown. During his teen years Sevy across all of Europe, and lived in the UK for 5 years He then returned to France before going to Germany. His song “Thirsty” ft. Samuel Wallace, has been aired on MTV, and is currently play-listed on more than 160 radio and TV channels around the globe. Currently preparing his upcoming album, Sevy Campos is also planning to announce

OfficialVybe: “Anubis” – authentic, unaffected and uninfluenced

Two years after being a coma for 47 days due to open heart surgery, North Liberty, Iowa rapper Vybe aka OfficialVybe, is back with a brand new 18 track album, entitled “Anubis”. The rapper who initiated his craft under the guidance of Russell Barbary has since been produced by Grammy Award winner Matty Trump, on his single “Activist”, and has his songs available on over 600 stores in more than 120 countries. This album is chock full of more cast iron monster tunes than any mainstream rap album this year. In the world of casual rap fans, there are three

Airwaves Spectacular: “Sinemadik” – so listenable, so delectable, and so pleasing!

Cyrus Keefer, Chris Tolentino and Kayla Rae make up the stunning collective known as Airwaves Spectacular, who originally formed in 2017, but the boys in the band have been grinding since many years before, under different guises. Their brand new album, “Sinemadik” is a truly rewarding listen. The music is exquisitely played, impeccably arranged and the lyrics are thoughtful and vivid. Calling this Baltimore based unit, an alternative pop and rock band, is pretty reductive after listening to this release. Airwaves Spectacular weave a whole lot of styles and flavors into this new 10 track recording –  which goes from

Ben Ferrell: “Wannabe” displays a lot of warmth and shine

Ben Ferrell is a jazz musician based in Richmond, VA. As a bassist/vocalist for the band Lunar Phases, Ben has developed a sophisticated, modern sound. Ben, a graduate of Old Dominion University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree, is now branching off to launch his solo career with his first single “Wannabe”. With his uniquely understated brand of vocal phrasing and nuanced tone, Ferrell has the ability to repeatedly—and ever-so-subtly—wow fans of jazz, soul, and pop music. He proves on this track that there are few others in today’s brash and noisy music world who can touch his mastery of getting the most out of any lyric and melody by letting it all flow as naturally as an intimate conversation occurs.

It’s precisely Ben Ferrell’s willingness to delve into unorthodox terrain within the structured sensibility of a time-honored jazz-styled arrangement that makes his delicately delivered lines so powerful. “Wannabe” displays his ability to convey a topic in a manner that feels like a choice journey set to the most mellow yet colorful of soundscapes.

One moment, the exploration is of the blurred lines between a surreal keyboard and mechanized percussion; another, there’s marveling of the most beautiful and real of music’s natural gifts – between voice and flute.

Of course, the simple pleasures of pure love are at the heart of the selection, but not with any hint of the tiredness or monotony that so often plague both popular and jazz tunes striving for a similar message. “Wannabe” reigns as the supreme chill-out anthem of peaceful romance and quiet sensuality.

Ben Ferrell exemplifies the art of unaffected cool within his perfectly paced narrative, as he relates with unrushed melodic bliss. Maybe it’s because he never feels compelled to push or force his chords in order to draw listeners in, or maybe it’s simply one of his natural gifts.

Ferrell displays a lot of warmth and shine via his palatable interpretational prowess. His contemplative nature is at once vocally relaxed and refreshed. “Wannabe” zeroes in on those qualities from start to finish, showcasing the alluring lyrical precision he affirms in each verse along the way.

It is a meticulously-crafted piece of music. Ferrell is part of a rare breed of singer-songwriters who can still convincingly make the case for jazz as popular music, and do it with thoughtful, grown-up songs from his own pen.

Ben Ferrell’s music reaches out to listeners on a personal level and like “Wannabe”, the clean and uncluttered way it’s arranged and recorded only makes it easier to feel that direct connection. The question of whether the tune should be considered jazz is easily answered in the affirmative.

The music is genuinely passionate, smart, and harmonically intricate. The feeling in the rhythm section, even if it is not swinging, is rich in the give-and-take of jazz. The relatively subtle arrangement doesn’t offend, and the whole thing feels like a conversation.

The pulsing groove propels a gently punchy melody. The keys, flute and guitar almost sound like they are commenting on the lyrics, adding delicious licks to the proceedings. Finally, the intelligence and the warming cleverness of the songwriting, complete this smart and well-crafted song.

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