Melua – debut single and music video – “Waves”

Tapio Fagerström (Bass), Ville Saarinen (Guitar), Olli Rautio (Guitar), Petri Koskela (Drums), and Jussi Rautio (Synths), make up the alternative rock band Melua, who have just released the song “Waves”, and the supporting music video by @simppafi. If you’ve been waiting for a time to check out this band, wait no more: this song is the perfect entry point. The song utilizes the band’s penchant for lush instrumentation to full effect, creating a mood and atmosphere that builds into a goosebump-raising climax. Melua strikes a great balance between the song’s poignant moments and the more soaring sections. Furthermore, they write

Melua – debut single and music video – “Waves”

Tapio Fagerström (Bass), Ville Saarinen (Guitar), Olli Rautio (Guitar), Petri Koskela (Drums), and Jussi Rautio (Synths), make up the alternative rock band Melua, who have just released the song “Waves”, and the supporting music video by @simppafi. If you’ve been waiting for a time to check out this band, wait no more: this song is the perfect entry point. The song utilizes the band’s penchant for lush instrumentation to full effect, creating a mood and atmosphere that builds into a goosebump-raising climax. Melua strikes a great balance between the song’s poignant moments and the more soaring sections. Furthermore, they write

Hei$enberg – “Text Me” employs a head-bopping flow with a throwback flair

Steven Scott aka Hei$enberg was born and raised in Jasper, Texas, but currently resides in Beaumont Texas. Houston rap music was a huge inspiration for him to start making music. “Text Me” is his third release to date, and the follow up to “Bad Chick” which has accumulated over 300,000 streams on Spotify. To hear Hei$enberg’s new single is to witness a once promising artist finally come into his own. He is able to transcend his contemporaries’ limitations with simple pleasures: he takes the fun braggadocio and punch lines that are a hallmark of battle rap, and turns it into

Martin Szorad and Maria Grazia Rago – “Burnt Steet” – a killer blend of classical, fusion and metal

Born in Sicily, Maria Grazia Rago is an Italian pianist and composer, who now resides in Illinois USA. She initially studied piano with Lea Cumbo and Eliodoro Sollima, and then continued her musical education in Rome with Bruno Canino and Marcello Abbado. Her composition studies came at the Conservatoire National Superieur De Musique Et Danse De Lyon in France. The award-winning composer’s works have been performed in festivals and theaters throughout the world. Martin Szorad is a guitarist from the Czech Republic. He has been playing guitar for 16 years. He plays guitar, bass guitar and piano. Together, Maria Grazia

Nancy Diaz – “Summer Love” – cultured chord changes, cleverly orchestrated synths, and tropical rhythms

If you crave mature Pop-R&B with rhythmic density and deep emotion, look no further than the stunning Toronto-born bombshell Nancy Diaz. The songstress of Chilean and Spanish descent, packs crazy soprano pipes ad a dynamic range that matches her cosmopolitan songwriting material and street-savvy sultriness. Track after track her synth-phonic sound and soulful singing sorties have broadened into catchy earworms and silken soul pop-hop. On her latest single, “Summer Love”, all of Nancy Diaz’s skills rush into cultured chord changes, cleverly orchestrated synths, and tropical rhythms. Nancy hones in on the listener and focuses their attention on her wares.  The

Sabrina Matola – “For you” – is fueled by the power and intensity of her voice

Sabrina Matola is an experienced vocalist and performer. She has played in live music venues and toured with bands, from as early as 12 years old. Known abroad as ”The Spiritual Voice”, Sabrina has collaboration credits with David Peaston, Loleatta Holloway, Amy Winehouse, Robert Timothy West and others. Working her way through a variety of styles, including Soul, Motown, Disco, Jazz, and Pop, her influences include, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, and Jill Scott. I must admit to being a bit, well, more than a bit, puzzled as to why Sabrina

DEEPSYSTEM – “Anda Linda” – a zesty groove and a humid atmosphere!

DEEPSYSTEM, Europe’s underground ambassador of reggaeton and Latin trap — has remade the future of Spanish-language hip-hop in his image. If there is a revolution to be had in the new crossover market, this artist has done so by sticking to his guns, and mining reggaeton’s sonic riches for dancefloor gold. Rather than offer audiences lyrical signposts to what he’s thinking, DEEPSYSTEM makes you come to him, with a shared sense of explosive, downright sensual musicality and a hypnotically propulsive rhythm. Few others could do as much, in the European region. Furthermore, the man is consistent, putting out track after

Neave Zaria’s ‘Never The Same’ Is Evocative Of The Golden Era Of Jazz & Blues

Neave Zaria’s latest track ‘Never The Same’ is a soft yet impassioned exploration of our deepest infatuations and frustrations. The composition is steady but energetic, and the jazz spirit comes in hot from the get-go. Zaria’s voice bears a strong resemblance to that of the greatest blues singers of all time: Etta James and Aretha Franklin. The most modern comparisons would be to Adele and Norah Jones, but even then there’s a striking vulnerability in Zaria’s vocals that makes her stand apart. It helps that the English singer is just nineteen, but she demonstrates a superb ability at striking the

Sam and Sounds Guaranteed to Make You Smile with New Single “Cloud 9”

UK indie artist Sam and Sounds has just released a brand-new single that will have you both grinning and grooving. The singer songwriter has just dropped “Cloud 9,” offering endless feel-good vibes and some much-needed positivity in today’s world. With his debut EP due to land in October this year, this track is the second teaser to what we can expect. It follows his first single release which came out in April, “Do It All Again,” that soon became an instant smash hit. Sam and Sounds has already netted an impressive 41,000 Spotify streams, with 23,000 monthly listeners and a

Cymbalik – “A New Positive”- the alchemical combination of quality, creativity, and alluring empathy

There are a lot of new producers that are coming to the scene this years, and some that have been in the game for a while, but few are as exciting has Cymbalik AKA Jose Serpas who hails out of Denver, CO. If you’re a part of the people who don’t know who Cymbalik is just yet, then expect him to be all over your music queue in the next couple of years. With his crazy beats and smooth melodies it’s expected that he makes some big jumps in the industry very soon. Cymbalik works with modern day techniques while

iAMDJSTAXX – “Lost Talent” – A mix of street and personal themes

Hailing from Queens, New York, rising artist iAMDJSTAXX recently dropped his latest hip hop EP, “Lost Talent”. The 6 track project features multiple artists including Hell Rell, Feddi Mayne, Hollyhoodjay, Lilcha Daplug, Joey Da Don, Dyzn Hugo, Celeb, Rich Riot and Mello Mike. This is hip hop. If you don’t know a thing about iAMDJSTAXX, do your homework. If you don’t like it, you’ve never heard it. He is saving music as we know it, by rounding up some massive talent and delivering a variety of rap styles, served up with enthusiasm and zest. There is evidence on this EP that iAMDJSTAXX and his features have, not just matched, but at times exceeded, the quality of their peers. Added to a grown lyrical confidence and a willingness to try something different, the whole package of “Lost Talent” is, in my opinion, superior to many current releases.

iAMDJSTAXX and his assembled crew of artists, are spitting rhymes from the waist and blowing the whole place up with lyrical grenades, right from track one, “Dat Bag Talk”. Rugged, gutsy and sassy, this one quickly seems to set the tone and temperament of things to come.

“Run Game” almost presents itself as a novel interlude, built on a bouncy and playful beat, iAMDJSTAXX lets his free spirit run wild here, as he lays his sentimental cards on the table. The outstanding production throughout this EP is impressive in its sonic breadth and depth, guiding the sound through smooth head-nod territory, with grittier interludes fueling the spitters’ mic rocking.

Employing a feel-good, slow burning ambient vibe, iAMDJSTAXX delivers a bedroom jam on “My Drug”. The tight rhyme skills, and sexual innuendo matches the impeccable R&B production. Consistent quality is an element that very few artists possess, let alone in hip-hop, but iAMDJSTAXX and his features hold hard on this one, delivering track after track of excellence.

“Never” rolls out a street level anthem with an aggressive delivery and an insistent groove. Upbeat and exuberant, “Rich Niggaz” rides on a breathless onslaught and gravelly vocals, in assault mode. Over a solid, bottom-heavy beat, iAMDJSTAXX and the featured crew kick solid verses and an aggressive attitude, establishing their performing abilities.

The EP comes to a close with the melodious and sublime “Bout It”, bending your mind with its hard rhymes. iAMDJSTAXX is spreading his hip-hop in the most forthright way. It’s all in front of you pumping through the speakers. Hip hop artists with such conviction, and such love for their craft are so rare these days.

The EP “Lost Talent”, delivers great lyrical skill and wordplay with innovative, imaginative rhymes. A mix of street and personal themes, along with solid banging production. There is a polished, yet gritty feel to the whole project.

“Lost Talent” is straight-up hip-hop, like the old days but a little more complex with the beats and the mixing, as well as a freshly crafted modern sound. These are great sounds that will definitely have you bobbing your head in your ride.

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