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

Singer & Songwriter Madison Mcwilliams Shows Her Artistic Evolution With Her New Single And Video “Hurt Me”

With one EP and a few single song releases already on her resume singer and songwriter, Madison McWilliams has garnered over a million views on YouTube and over 1.5 million streams on playlists with her edgy stylings. Now Madison is showing her evolution from blossoming artist to a force to be reckoned with. Her new song and accompanying video for “Hurt Me” is out now.  For her new musical vision, she joined forces with songwriter Lisa Scinta and Adam Pallin aka 1-900, record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. “I can’t wait to share this new chapter of my music. I

MAZE – “From Start To Perfection” – a grand symphony of alternative and melodic rock abrasion!

Gary, Paul, Jack, Lee and Sam make up the 5 piece band from London UK, called MAZE. The band started out as a recording project, but the response and reaction they received induced them to start gigging and they have since been offered plenty of gigs for 2020. In the meantime they have released their 4 track EP, entitled “From Start To Perfection”. The recording is a rich quilt of guitar-driven sounds and rock influences. What’s thrilling about the production is not only are the clear punchy sonics, where each instrument is captured at its most resonant – but there’s a freewheeling sense of vision amongst the players. It’s abundantly clear throughout that the EP is meant to be listened to as an entirety and it’s a delight to do just that.

The opener, “Heading out of Nowhere” is primal, and yet expansive, fueled by overdriven guitars and a galloping rhythm.  It is a perfect overture to a grand symphony of alternative and melodic rock abrasion. The rest of the album follows suit beautifully and fiercely. “Need Someone” identifies the group’s mainstream rock ambitions.

It’s a swashbuckling assault of the senses; a channel for the band’s fractious spirit, bound together by tight instrumentation and an unforgettable chorus. The radio friendly nature of the track points toward a single release, and its succinct, perceptive lyrics are even better the second time round.

“Time is on Our Side”, is slower but not less intense. Modern and yet ancient in the power behind the music. I can’t really do the depth of this track justice in writing. You must hear it. The song has powerful vocal and guitar crescendos that build as the song progresses. Underneath, it is driven by a deep, layered rhythm section.

The bass is low and heavy and it’s mixed at a very reasonable volume where you don’t have to max out your speakers to actually hear it. It also owes its appeal to an undeniably relentless lead guitar that does the best it can to pull you in.

While the lead vocalist soars on “Can You Feel It”, each instrument bolsters the scene, adding dimension and teasing out thematic elements. The bass is heavier, drums punchier, the guitars louder, and the words are a lot clearer – you can easily belt along to the chorus, on this one.

It’s a bombastic blitz of the electric six-string and sassy vocals shot through with swagger. The record’s finest, most accessible moments comes in these closing minutes. It’s undeniably huge; a rousing, arena finale kind of track that would fit just as well on rock radio, leaving you with goosebumps peppering every inch of skin.

The last memory you’ll have of “From Start To Perfection” is pure melodic rock adrenalin, and you’ll be forced to revisit the record the earliest chance you get. Each listen reveals more, scraping back another layer. You’ll get more and feel more each time you hit play.

The gritty guitars are abundantly, but tactfully used, and the prominent vocal melodies are allowed to carry the music. The EP definitely achieves what MAZE set out to accomplish, by yanking a small piece of modern music out of its airy, starry-eyed electronic world, and injecting it with an infectious dose of rock n’ roll relevancy.

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