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Jermaniel “Big Miz” Harris and known as Mr. 716 hails from Niagara Falls, New York. Taking great pride in repping his city, Big Miz has been steadily developing a fanbase across North America, including major hip-hop cities such as NYC, Miami, Cleveland, and Atlanta. He has had the pleasure of performing alongside prime contenders such as Scarface, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, The Eastside Boyz, T.I., and Gucci Mane. A Business Administration major Mr. 716 Big Miz is also an entrepreneur at the core, which smartly assists him in promoting a series of successful projects, including DBT Music Group. The New

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Formed twin sisters Gina and Tina Ciera in 2018, Gemtarra is a Philadelphia based band who get its name from the Italian words Gemelli (which means twins) and Chitarra ( which means guitar). The band who recorded their EP “Fired Up” with Grammy award-winning Producer/Engineer Phil Nicolo, is made up of Gina and Tina Cieri (songwriting and guitars), Bryan Feddish (bass), Sunny Dee (drums), Megan Glaubitz (lead singer) and Tawana Simons (percussion). Their latest single “Fire Me Up” is lifted from the aforementioned EP. There is a lot to appreciate about Gemtarra. Their music has a driving beat, with harmonized

Darshae Kiér – “Halasana Girl” is geared towards turntable dominance

Despite a rough start in life, being shuffled from foster home to foster home, Miami, FL based artist Darshae Kiér, has always moved ahead in life with positive conviction and determination. He has created his sound and steadily built up a fanbase mixing pop, dance and reggaeton flavors into his music. Throughout his latest track – “Halasana Girl”, Darshae’s sensitive but street-savvy personality is on display. He returns reggaeton music to its island roots and takes the listener along for the ride. This is Darshae Kiér vibrant getaway into what more the Latin music movement has to offer to Pop

Kidricc James – “Gravy” – The gravity in the words is matched by the sound of the production!

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Buss – ‘ELEMENT OF SURPRISE’ sounds like a mission statement

An artist and songwriter, Buss is also the CEO, owner and founder of the label Fatal Thoughts. They have signed a handful of artists, including standout performer Hype Bigga his good friend, and lil brother, and then his twin sons, Johnboy and Jaredteez. ‘ELEMENT OF SURPRISE’ is Buss’ latest EP release.  He also has two mixtapes out, called ‘The Takeover’ and ‘The Takeover Pt2’. ‘The Takeover Pt3’ is set to drop on Jan 31st. In typical hit fashion, this EP release is packed heavily with quality samples from epic tracks, to give each song a nostalgic flavor that will have

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Malcolm.E is a 22 year old Hip Hop artist, Sound Engineer and Producer, from Eswatini (Swaziland). He found his love for rap music during his early high school years and in his last year of high school decided he wanted to create music for a living. Since then he has been releasing music consistently and growing his fan base. In 2018 Malcolm.E graduated from the Cape Audio College in Cape Town, South Africa, with a 3 year Diploma in Sound Technology and Production. He now uses his skills in his everyday life of making music. He dropped his second project

Tatono – “Far” – at the forefront of travel-induced electronic music!

Tatono’s travel-inspired music is created while he explores the world, and which he incorporates into his own filming for breathtaking self-composed videos. Tatono’s music has been featured across many travel shows and on highly acclaimed YouTube channels. The Bend, Oregon-based artist began musical his journey at the young age of 17, when he played drums in high school garage bands. The artist, who has been inspired by the likes of Moby and Thievery Corporation has just released his 2020 album “Far”, which he says sums up his year of 2019. Some songs on the album were made for collaboration projects

Grandmaster Cockroach: “Music for Lousy Speakers” – high-end energy and poignancy!

Grandmaster Cockroach is an alternative rock duo made up of Loukas Giannakitsas, who sings and plays electric bass and Panagiotis Siamantis on drums. Formed in Athens during 2017, the two had previously collaborated as members of The Junkie Opera Choir, and decided to start a new project. Influenced by artists as diverse as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, The Prodigy, Korn, Beastie boys, Nirvana, Grandmaster Cockroach have recently released their debut album, entitled “Music for Lousy Speakers”.

This is an alt-rock act that can go from a blasting furnace of fiery fury, to subtler, softer, ambient way of getting their message across. Replacing the wall-of-overdriven-bass-guitar with a more complex, textural and yet accessible sound. The inventive, fluid, constantly shifting tones of this album go to make it both hook-laden and yet scathingly aggressive.

Kicking off with what was the album’s first single, “Ecstacy”, Grandmaster Cockroach come out of the gate screaming, only to fall back into instrumental understatement, before once again exploding with its guitar crunch. “Lolita, I Do” mixes melody, rap verses and rumbling basslines supported by some excellent drumming.

The duo don’t just tell stories, they sit your mind down in a chair for 1o tracks minutes, open your eyes, and provide a musical consistency that conveys their messages of immediacy with high-end energy and poignancy.

Throughout “Music for Lousy Speakers”, it is evident that the creativity devoted to the vibration of each string or intensity of each drum beat is concentrated on blending the sound rather than having a single instrument stand out. The sheer talent of each musician is amplified as a result of this cohesiveness.

Developing such a focused sound is particularly remarkable on any track, considering that all the noise is made by bass and drums. The interplay on both, the powerful “Manneken” and the exceptionally subtle and dynamic “Oh!Whimsy” emphasizes the musical chemistry between Giannakitsas and Siamantis.

“Hngd” takes the album in a new direction musically as it breaks down the pace with its post-rock expansiveness. “Sleep” brings a chilling interlude with its disturbingly evolving soundscape, while maintaining a striking atmosphere. The vocals roar and soar as it weaves its way through the electric sludge and crunch.

The bone-crushing metal inspired riffs drive “Lucifer’s Blues” into oblivion where it hovers on a whisper, before descending into sonic hell, leaving a dramatic impression on the listener. “Clown of the Universe – Part 1” itself, is a vigorous, visceral, and near-perfect example of what modern alt-rock can be.

“In My Mind” is the sound of no compromise, bracing and pure. The neck-bulging vocals soar to incredible heights, driven by the euphoric drum and bass foundation. This song presents some of the most blistering moments on the album, which closes with “Oh! Whimsy (Remix)” – a most interesting take on the original.

Both tracks are among the most accessible songs on this album, and wouldn’t be out of place on mainstream radio. The lyrics, ethic, and musical talent shown on “Music for Lousy Speakers”, create a force that tears through the veil of modern alt-rock, allowing a brilliant light to emerge through the glossy pretension.

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