Vermin & the Beachrat New Single is Set to Strengthen the Legacy of Folk

Here to brighten up the day of all the folk lovers is Vermin & the Beachrat with their new single I Know Everything About you—a high-energy, rustic and boisterous folk-country rock number that is equal parts nostalgic, equal parts sweet and a whole lot of the familiar gusto that has become a signature style of the artist. Yet the subject matter of the song reveals a challenge for an old friend or lover, a knowing, tenacious grin that looms over all the extensive guitar riffs, the electric instrumental solos and a refrain that echoes into the airwaves with enough power

Ken Hardeo Releases “I Can Love You Through Anything” For Worthy Causes

Charlotte, North Carolina – Ken Hardeo had more great things in mind when he wrote and recorded his latest single, “I Can Love You Through Anything.” Part of the proceeds will head towards worthy causes such as the American Cancer Society and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Ken Hardeo didn’t work alone on this effort. Ken got help from his friend, musician and producer Quentin Bethea who also sang on the track. Together they created a beautiful blend of R&B that harbors on pop with inspirational undertones that shine through for people of all ages around the world. With a song as versatile as “I Can Love

“Missing Person” – The new album by Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Zappa)

The persisting career of musician, singer, and songwriter Warren Bruce Cuccurullo, has reached incredible and indelible highs. He worked with the late, legendary Frank Zappa in the ’70s, founded Missing Persons in the ’80s, and became a long-term member of new wave legends Duran Duran in ’86, notably contributing to the band’s regained worldwide success on the 1993 chart-busting “Wedding Album”. Not one to rest on his laurels, the talented Brooklyn born guitarist however, has always continued his solo and collaborative work, and has just unleashed his 12 track album “Missing Person”. Described as “a deeply personal and conceptual record”,

Zero The Kidd: “Waves” – a willingness to carve out his own lane

Zero The Kidd is an upcoming artist in Boynton Beach Florida, racking up a total of 10 million plays in his first year of making music, while appearing in magazines and various media sources. He discovered music from a very young age. His dad and uncle were both rappers. Zero The Kidd learned how to play the violin in 2nd grade and the piano in 3rd grade. By proving to have an eclectic ear for tones and textures on his track, “Waves”, he asserts himself as a serious performer who’s taken his recent praise with the utmost seriousness. Zero The

Grand Rezerva: “Nowhere Bound” pumps adrenaline into the unsuspecting listener

The talented Swedish band Grand Rezerva – comprised of Michael C. Svensson – Vocals, Andreas Lundberg – Guitar, Mattias “Tiz” Nilsson – Guitar, Thomas Helgesson – Drums and Zoak – Bass – succinctly deliver bare-knuckled, catchy hard rock that’s captured with crystal clear production. The band wastes little time in making its intentions clear on the latest single, “Nowhere Bound”. Grand Rezerva’s simmering movement around the verses facilitates a sense of building momentum through the bridge that reaches a point of release at the chorus. The band has creatively shoehorned itself into 2019’s contemporary active rock radio ballgame, with a classic

J Tizzle: “The Chill Zone Vol 3” – The taste is smooth and distinguishable!

As living things, we need a steady supply of certain ingredients to survive. In music, the formula is undeniably similar. A song requires both rhythm and pitch. For the musically hungrier amongst us, these ingredients are not enough. We need to add extras, such as mood, atmosphere, emotion and groove. Unfortunately, even with the proper ingredients and extras the results are not always as expected. Stagnancy spreads within the craftsman, as well as a lack of skill or emotion. Luckily one, by the name of J Tizzle (Jeffery Townsend Sr.), avoids these annoying traits. Within his songbook exists all of

Heavy AmericA: “Motor Honey (Peace)” – It’s rock. Pure and simple.

A couple of years ago, the bands to emulate in modern rock were those that flooded the radios with wickedly catchy upbeat power pop tunes. Then came the neo-metal-driven climate, where even the tame end of the spectrum became heavier. On their new single, “Motor Honey (Peace)”, Boston based three piece rock group Heavy AmericA, proves themselves among the best in the alternative rock genre with a track loaded with hooks for mainstream appeal, but with an energy and drive that keeps them from sounding like mere imitators. The new release which has all the potential to climb the rock

Scotty Seed: One of the more original and thoroughly enjoyable alternative listens of the year!

Proud of his Italian heritage and his role in the LGTBQ community as a queer artist, Scotty Seed is a musician based in the East Village of New York City. Obsessed with art, including fashion and music, Scotty, originally a Jersey boy, started taking songwriting and production seriously in his twenties. Influenced by elements of industrial, pop, grunge, PC music, electronic, and screamo music, he counts artists like Crystal Castles, Marilyn Manson, Hole, David Bowie, Madonna, and Depeche Mode among his inspirations. Fighting an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder, making music provides him with an escape from his mental health

Suburbs: “Sound of the Sea” – a rewarding new project

Suburbs is an indie rock band from Scheveningen, Netherland launched in 1995. The band that has its roots in the eighties and nineties achieved national exposure when they won the national contest “De Grote Prijs van Nederland” (The Grand Prize of the Netherlands), the largest and longest-running music competition in the country.  As of the summer of 2013 Suburbs has started a new chapter. Lead singer Arie Spaans and 2 early band members set to work to bring their old sound back. The following year they started dropping singles and video clips leasing to their mini EP “Masters” in 2016.

Martone: “Erogenous Zone” keeps the adrenaline and emotions flowing!

It was 5 years ago that pop superstar, Sam Smith, stepped up to the plate and showed the world that love songs don’t have to be heteronormative to be beloved. Smith came out publicly, stating that he wanted to be clear on what his album was about. “It’s about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know.” He was also completely aware of how important his success is to the public narrative. Hearing your humanity represented and validated by pop culture is important, and many LGBT supporting musicians have since been stepping up to share their experiences. The

Harper Starling: “Beso” – the melding of EDM and Latin groove!

Harper Starling is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and Billboard recording artist. She has been featured in LA Weekly, Buzzfeed, Billboard Magazine, iHeartRadio, Teen Music Insider, and many other prestigious media outlets. Harper co-wrote her #1 Billboard Dance Club Song hit single “Euphoria”, with Kasia Livingston (Britney Spears, Jessie J, The Pussycat Dolls). The production work was done by The Perry Twins (Rihanna, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez). Currently on tour, Harper will be releasing an EP soon which include collaborations with Carlos Battey (Madonna, Justin Bieber, David Guetta) and Steve Daly (Pink, Sia, Charlie Wilson). In the meantime Harper Sterling drops her brand new single, entitled “Beso” which adds a little Latin flavor to her usual EDM/Pop leanings.

This is my first listen to Harper’s work, so I quickly ran through her catalog for a better understanding of her musical slant, and I must say that it exceeded my expectations. In the era of auto-tune and rap, this is a refreshing and welcome voice.

Her vocals are sweeter, rounder and warmer than many of her female genre contemporaries, who have a penchant for shrieking their way through these type of soundscapes. Harper instead, can maneuver her voice like few others that I’ve heard, and it’s a gorgeous instrument.

Harper’s songs largely have catchy electro-based beats with carefully written lyrics and uplifting themes, helping her establish herself, and forge her own path in the music industry. You could dance to almost every song on her playlist.

Overall Harper Starling lives up to the words of her critical acclaim. Taking the EDM productions to side, every song in her catalog has an involuntarily effect of sucking you into the music.

Now “Beso” shows how Harper has her own style of fusing Latin elements with her electro-pop origins. The beat drops, the floodgates open, and the exotic rhythm springs to life; Harper soars above it, clear and effervescent. It’s a pure, ecstatic moment.

Over and above the infectious rhythm, the sensuous saxophone interludes, and the catchy hooks snatch your attention. As always however, it’s Harper’s nuanced vocal range, which make the stand out moments come off as nothing short of pop perfection. “Beso” is a prime example of her ability to combine instantly relatable emotions with understated yet rousing production.

The beat never once overshadows the vocals, which tease, weave and soar their way through the arrangement. It’s that specific blend which also defines the record itself, as Harper deftly balances the bounce of a floor-filler with the melody of refined pop.

The chorus and bridge portions of this track are vibrant and full of energy, possessing the melding of EDM and Latin qualities you probably never expected from a potential Harper Starling hit. The song isn’t just a slab of formulaic music pumped out of a factory, it’s an immaculate composition with all the magnetism of the captivating artistic match found in Harper Starling and the production.

Harper’s voice and the catchy beat will almost surely keep you coming back again and again. Furthermore, she comes across as very charming, talented, and pretty. All elements that definitely add to the success and appeal equation. Music tastes are very personal indeed, but Harper Starling transcends most of them, and is worthy of serious scrutiny, at the very least, regardless of your genre inclination!

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