“Ketamer01B (simm’ a MAFIA)” by Italian DJ/Producer Doc Ketamer

“Ketamer01B (simm’ a MAFIA)” is a track off the 2019 EP “Ketamer” by Italian DJ/Producer Doc Ketamer. Today’s EDM scene is at the height of its commercial success. Everybody wants to be a DJ or Producer now, and pop music, more or less, equals Electronic music. On his latest single, Doc Ketamer, who has been in the game for two decades gives us his authentic European flavored electro-jam blend. The track is victorious and uplifting, as the music pumps into your bloodstream. Doc Ketamer brings us back to what we all loved about electro. He seems to have given us

Monjyoti – “Neighbor Syndrome” is meticulously structured

Monjyoti Bhattacharyya known by his stage name, Monjyoti, released his second official single “Neighbor Syndrome”, taken from his upcoming album, “Hypnosis”, recorded in collaboration with music producer Papu Gogoi. I don’t even need to hear the rest of the album. This single is simply a dexterous, dynamic and sublime smorgasbord of instrumentation and lyrical canny, on a level I’ve not heard in a long time. Music can’t always be this good because we would have nothing by which to benchmark its ingenuity. There are sections that are nice mellow journeys to somewhere else and there are downright monstrous sections that

Pat Rossi – “Let you Go” – embellished with impressive vocal and instrumental décor

Pat Rossi is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer and producer. He is also the founder and front-man of the popular Canadian Rock band The Falling. Rossi, whose acclaimed songwriting skills led him to perform with Bon Jovi after winning the XM/Serious Satellite Radio Songwriting Competition, has now set his sights on being a solo artist. The artist who has worked with, and performed alongside names such as, 3 Doors Down, Gilby Clark of Guns N Roses, Jonas and The Massive Attraction, among others, brings to the table his latest single, “Let you Go”, via the RedJam Records indie label. The

lIne – “I wanna kill you in the shower” will certainly garner critical acclaim

Kristoffer Hilmarsson, the artist behind -lIne-, has been in several band line-ups before the forming this project. Hilmarsson has also performed at almost every open stage in his home country, Sweden, as a solo artist. In May 2019 he decided to move his career to the next level by creating -lIne-, and has released 3 singles since then, including “I wanna kill you in the shower”. From the opening jangling jazz guitar intro of his first single “Where You Are”, to the last reverberant notes of his latest release, “Lovely”, you’re subjected to an incredible journey that seamlessly straddles a

Omar Bowing – “Paradox” – is simply breathtaking in its composition and emotive power

Atmospheric, ethereal, moody, dark, progressive … these are all words that come to mind listening to the opening bars of “Paradox” – the latest track from Omar Bowing, featuring singer Tyson Yen. The music is as one would expect from this consummate composer and Guitarviol player – engulfing and entrancing. Using a whole host of rock driven instrumentation, it should not be surprising that the soundscape is lush, expansive and blasting. “The idea of the song,” explains Bowing, “is about the recognition of the power of a Paradox to challenge or even destroy a concept, idea, belief, etc., that is

MORISH RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “BETTER THAN ME”

The emerging young rapper introduces himself to the world with a confrontational, attention-grabbing track. One of the most exciting young voices emerging on the international scene, Morish is ready to make himself known, and his debut single “Better Than Me,” is the perfect introduction to the young artist. “You will never find nobody better than me,” Morish repeats throughout the song. Addressing a former lover who’s wronged him, he makes a convincing case, taking his heartbreak and turning it into a vengeful send-off. “I wrote you many songs, but this is the last one,” he concludes, triumphantly moving past a

K Swayz – “1st Born” – riding a seemingly unstoppable and forever-cresting wave

Twenty three year old Brandon Nelson aka K Swayz, has been producing for about 8 years now, while he’s been an artist for a one year. The Charleston, SC creative is currently promoting his 11 track project, entitled, “1st Born”. Since this album is meant as an embodiment of the artist’s skillset, it only makes sense that he shows a lot of flexibility. He delivers a lot more than the obvious slide between rapping to singing and juxtaposition of up-tempo vibes and down-tempo tunes. Right from the opening track, “No Matter The Cost” ft. Colossal Capone, he drops mind-blowing switches

YellaCatt – “Super Power Pussy” – exudes an energy that is captivating

YellaCatt’s latest single debut album “Super Power Pussy”. Introduces one of the finest new female talents I’ve heard in a long time. I say new, because she’s new to me. ‘She’ is of course none other than Daniella White aka YellaCatt. A painter who has created her own successful headdress atelier – “The Plumed Serpent’’. Daniella is also sound healer, reiki master, and clairvoyant. So she wears many hats, which all seem to fit her perfectly well. Her approach to song writing is fresh and intelligent, while her performances exude an energy that is captivating. I’m not sure if she

Manu Francois – one of the most innovative independent crossover creatives heard in recent years

Manu Francois known for his rapid fire flow, superb singing, solid writing, sharp as hell production, and iconic rasta hairdo has been one of the more slept on powers in the musical community in recent years, always bubbling underneath the surface of the mainstream on the various audio and video platforms, as well as live sets around the world. Manu’s past work on projects like “Release” (2018) and “Check It” (2017), are just begging to be uncovered. Thankfully, his latest singles from 2019 have been more than just good enough to get noticed; they’ve brought an excellent mix of creativity, self-awareness, and super dope production. Every

Ozaka Bondage – “Tiny Giants” is a colorful, richly textured arrangement

Ozaka Bondage is an energizing indie-electro-pop band from Frankfurt on Main that will motivate you to climb that mountain, ask that girl out, or start that revolution you always wanted. They is nothing short of a bombastic bunch of talented musicians who smoke on their instruments like no one’s business. The accompanying video clip proves it with nothing hidden from view. The groove is infectious, the musicianship is on fire, and the audio mix sparkles.  “Tiny Giants” hits all the right buttons for me. Peaks and valleys in all the right places – even in the solos. Everything builds

Jeff Marshall – “White Trash Fast Food Restaurant” – a truckload of passion!

“I had an amazing time there – I got a great American style burger, saw the British punk band The Vibrators, and got a dragon tattooed on my back – all in one night,” says singer-songwriter, Jeff Marshall, of the now closed White Trash Fast Food Restaurant in Berlin. The Philadelphia, PA based artist visited Germany in 2014, and was so impacted by the venue that he entitled his latest 7 track album by the same name. Right off the bat, I’m totally loving Jeff’s skills in writing the most interesting material I’ve heard in a long time. It’s pretty hard to hear a more unpretentious and down to earth soul in the music business. Be prepared for traditional tones and timbres, as well as some unconventional soundscapes, as Jeff Marshall blends rock, blues, electronic and anything creative he can throw into the mix. The variety of styles on this album is staggering. As the album notes sustain: “There is something on the menu for you at the White Trash Fast Food Restaurant.”

How the heck anyone could conceivably combine all the twisted aspects to their musical vision in only seven tracks is surprising to say the least, but Jeff Marshall succeeds with ease. “White Trash Fast Food Restaurant” is one of those albums where every track has something unique to offer. This is the result of mixing genuine musical genius with plenty of heart and boldness. No attempt is made to pander to radio clichés or modern stylistic tendencies, if not in the use of electronics and some sampling.

The album kicks off with “Plain Like Money” which is all orchestral, as the dirty guitars kick in to support Jeff’s deep growling voice, in a song that builds in intensity and momentum. He delivers the lyrics with a truckload of passion and you can practically hear him sneer, as Jeff’s voice powerfully permeates the mix to ensure his words are heard clearly.

“Give It Up” is a mid-tempo pastiche of synth, rock and blues, with a South Asian twist. Marshall boils it all down to bare essentials and blows it up with vigor on the mic: “Cause when everything you have to give, isn’t enough, you have to find the strength inside…and give it up.”

If any singer deserves the title ‘acquired taste’, it’s Jeff Marshall, as his vocals have go from rough to, well, rougher, on the swampy blues groove of, “It’s a Secret”. And once you’ve acquired the taste you’ll be hooked by its warm abrasive tones. His voice tell a story. It laments or explains in a passionate manner. It comes from the mouth of a born storyteller.

The reggae leanings of “Relax” comes with plenty of rumble and kick, as Jeff’s gravelly voice pounds the lyrics with both grit and tenderness. “The Big Payback” rides in on a James Brown sample, as if to prove that Jeff Marshall works outside the box.

“Didn’t Pay The Rent” mixes soul and funk groove, with edgy urban rapping in a song that once again confirms how well Jeff Marshall’s rustic musical settings blend with his gravelly voice, and eclectic creativity. The title track, “White Trash Fast Food Restaurant”, emerges as a foot-stomping gumbo motif that kicks ass. It injects adrenalin into a story-line gripped by the twists and turns of existence.

White Trash Fast Food Restaurant” is the kind of album that you put on when you’re doing nothing else, and upon hearing it multiple times, lyrics and lines begin to stick out to you and when you actually hear them, they blow your mind.

It’s an album composed of intensely dramatic narratives that are complimented by dynamic instrumentals. This recording sees Jeff Marshall at the top of his game and imbued with sense of musical maturity and a serious intent of purpose.

OFFICIAL LINKS: MUSIC STREAMSFACEBOOK

About The Author

Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.