Odd-Arne Jacobsen – “Love has increased with the passing of time” – A true master of the fret board

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Forest City & Friends is a super-group that began as a songwriting collaboration between local rock luminaries

“Forest City & Friends might be at the forefront of a wave of exciting hybrid-Rock projects, albums, and bands kicking into gear in 2020” begins a review by Jer at Sleeping Bag Studios. FCAF’s self-titled debut album is a meld of different styles of alternative rock, occasionally slipping into Southern Rock, Beat Jazz and Power Pop while still holding a distinct and original sound. Filled with songs that are melody infused, this album swings from nostalgic to down and dirty, paying homage to classic rock albums of the past. Forest City & Friends self-titled album hits all the spots of your

ALVMNII Drop “NEW WORLD ORDER” Video!

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KEYE KATCHER – A MIXTURE OF EILISH, AGUILERA AND SAM SMITH

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BentleyRecords Signing Liber Electro are back with their long-awaited album “Fuel”!

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Jamin Oh (guitar, vocals) and Frank Strozyk (drums) first met in the 5th grade. They then played together in a metal hardcore band called The Bierfront. Twenty years later, the Korean classical guitarist and the German geology professor met again and started to write songs as a side project which in 2019 officially became MINOH. The Asian progressive post-rock duo are currently working on their debut EP, set for release in October 2020. In the meantime they have dropped the stunning single and accompanying video, “The Witness”, which addresses the increasingly dystopian state of the world. MINOH is anything but

Strangers Of Necessity – “Abundance” – dripping with jazzy soul!

Every once in a while, there comes a track that arrives out of the left field and takes people by surprise. One that can prematurely declared an instant classic and actually lives up to the title. I love all types of music, but my taste is irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that the single, “Abundance” by Midwest duo Strangers Of Necessity, will be considered great years from now. The track speaks to a generation of people struggling to prosper and find harmony, in a confusing, stressful modern environment. The duo bring forth their mindset and experiences, with immaculate flow

The Love Theme – “Hold On” – one mighty swirl of dance-floor groove

“Hold On” is a groovy cauldron of electronic shades and textures. Part dubstep, part soul, part funk, pretty much all breaks; there’s a rhythmic melting pot attitude that runs through the track, which ricochets off the walls with crusty slapping drums and long-dark-tunnel basslines. This is the latest track by The Love Theme – the brainchild of producer Dominic Owen on his Smokersblend record label. The cut is taken off an upcoming album, out later this year. “Hold On” is an absolute monster of a tune with soulful vocal chants, and some funky bluesy guitar throughout. As with a lot

Shadi G – “Disconnection” Out On September 27 Via Goldamin Records!

“Disconnection” is the latest single from Gothenburg, Sweden-based singer, songwriter and producer – Shadi G. Shadi Golchin aka Shadi G, who has Persian roots – which also influence her sound – has studied classical music while also being exposed to other genres like Jazz, R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop. She moved to London in 2016 to further her musical studies after graduating. Her debut single “Lost”, including her subsequent releases, featured and drew attention from Sweden’s major playlists and magazine media. The new single was written, performed and produced by Shadi G, and is released under her own Goldamin Records label.

Photos by Hilda Randulv

The single “Disconnection” which drops on September 27 looks at a relationship where both people know and are certain that they love each other, but on the surface they really cannot remember the reasons why. The song examines a love where the romantic sparks that initially fires up a relationship, have all but died.

It lays bare those crucial moments when each partner questions whether they are really suited to each other. It characterizes that singular, painful moment when you believe that “Disconnection” from the other, is the only answer.

Discussions are quietly surfacing about whether Shadi G may become an important face of contemporary R&B. In many cases, the argument isn’t too distant from the truth. The production and performances of Shadi G’s releases, suggest there are no limits to which she may be constrained.

Across the clichéd spectrum within pop music, and contemporary R&B, Shadi G isn’t just the exception to the rule, but perhaps also one of the more representative of a genre that requires great production, insightful songwriting and the nostalgic feeling her impacting vocals conjure.

The single cover

Shady G’s classic style R&B influences are very prevalent throughout her music, from the usage of her subtle vibrato, to her beautifully elongated notes, and high-climbing range. The fact that Shady sings in a style which originated in the U.S. and has now transcended back across the pond is a testimony to how strong her innate talents are.

This fact paired with her unique vocal inflections, in my opinion, places her way above the usual fare in her lane. Emotion is more than just a word in Shady G’s vocabulary, it is the central ideal and basis for her overall musical vision.

In “Disconnection”, Shady G ultimately questions the need to be positively assertive, or the will to be negatively passive in a relationship which has arrived at the crossroads of decision making, as she pulls us deep into her attention capturing narrative.

The song showcases the artist’s vocal versatility and ability to keep up and even surpass her peers. Shady G, with the release of “Disconnection” is steadily moving toward the creative apex of her journey that began with “Lost” about two years ago, and she needs us to celebrate this incredibly important moment with her.

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LISTEN TO HER PREVIOUS RELEASE – “THIS LOVE”

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