Abeille – “Feels” – sensitivity and consummate craftsmanship

Abeille (meaning ‘honeybee’ in French) is an indie jazz-pop duo out of Nashville and Portland. This long distance project is made up of Emily Jewel and Samuel Terrazzino, who currently released their debut single “Feels”. “This song goes past the meaning of just two individuals finding each other,” explains the duo, continuing: “At the time this song was written we had just started playing music together again after a multi-year hiatus of minimal contact. This song was the turning point in our relationship from being just friends to something more.” They have since gone from being just friends, to a

DopeAMean – “Blue Faces” – There are plenty of highlights to be raved about!

DopeAMean born Josephis Wade, started rapping in 2004 with a rap group formerly known as Y.B.E. (Young Black Entrepreneurs). A decorated US Army Veteran, Wade was born in Columbus Georgia USA, to Lisa Denise Ceesay Pollard – a single mother. Raised in Metro-Atlanta, Ga and Auburn, Al, DopeAMean currently resides in Denver, and is the proud owner of the record label, Every-Thing Dope LLC. His latest project is 14 track album, “Blue Faces”. It’s enthralling on a sonic level, and the rapper keeps up lyrically, his flow more than malleable enough to fit with any groove put forward. It is

Frado180 – an instrumental artist and aspiring Hip hop producer from New York City, NY

Starting out as a passionate hip-hip DJ at the age of 15, Frado180 worked hard at the local gas station in order to own his first Turntable. And he never had to look back as a local group 2 in Room with hit single “Wiggle it” fame soon discovered his talent and helped him produce his first demo. At that moment his propulsive force of music truly began to take shape by its zig-zagging through genres, settling on moments of analogue clarity as well as digital refraction. Frado180 got his first real break when he landed a gig at a

Nachamuni – “Deep Down” a total floor filler with an infectious groove!

“Deep Down” is the new EDM single from electronic music producer Nachamuni, who is based in Vienna Austria. The track extends the reach of his signature sound. Most significantly, the Deep House track showcases a shift toward the high-minded, super-precise catchy pop production vibe of most modern electronic producers. The growling basslines have the potential to draw law enforcement officers to your doorstep, depending on the decibel level and kindness of your neighbors. Its structure dominates the landscape with both breathtaking impact and precision. The track refuses to recycle an old beat, gradually building from a melodic and soulful vocal

Alysha Releases Official Video for “David Attenborough”

A bit over a month ago, London born Alysha, a 17 year old teen with enormous talent as a singer and songwriter, would have probably not imagined for her career to catapult in such a sort of magical way. Every artist, before they begin their road to stardom and even throughout, always dream all they want to do to achieve their goals. We hear many stories of singers that were many times turned down by the industry, one that said industry sometimes gets a tough reality check, when they realize that the artist is now a superstar (on a different

Matthew Schultz x Gyptian Present ‘Turn Me Up’

Multi-Talented U.S. artist, Matthew Schultz unveils his latest crossover cut, ‘Turn Me Up’ – a fire collaboration with revered Reggae-Dancehall singer Gyptian. Matthew Schultz and Gyptian touch down with a standout reggae-influenced dance track featuring hypnotic synths & punchy percussion. Coupled with a languid, chilled out dance vibe and mesmeric rhythms – ‘Turn Me Up’ is the perfect song for radio, streaming & dance floors alike. Along with a remix from X-Change – the single is positioned for a whole host of love worldwide. Matthew Schultz is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer and performer who started out playing guitar in Chris

“1969” is the new Single and Video by THE FUZES

“1969” is a brand new single by the Swedish based band, The Fuzes. The track elaborates on historical events that took place in the USA that year. The song features Martin Dagger Granhage (Guitars, Bass, Lead Vocals) who is also the producer. Nathanaël Bartolo is on Drums. The Fuzes have 3 albums under their belts, which includes “Moving On”(2004), “In From The Shadows” (2005) and “Shake Your Body” (2006). Their latest work, is the group’s first recording in 12 years.  Visit The Fuzes website here: http://www.thefuzes.net/ Check out the past albums here: Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/album/shake-your-body/163988247 Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/sv/track/70066783 You Tube: https://youtu.be/IXaI6dyjtvI Check the band

Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist, Songwriter, and Best-Selling Author Chris Perez Releases New Hot Sauce Brand!

Chris Perez, husband to the late superstar, Selena, dubbed the ‘Queen of Tejano music,’ will release his custom “Perez Pepper Sauce” starting Saturday, November 16th. The small-batch sauce will be available online at CaJohns.com and at select locations where Perez will make personal appearances to offer on-site demonstrations to fans and customers. “My love for spicy food began as a young child when I accidentally ate a Mexican chili pepper,” recalls Chris. “I guess you could say that’s when I had my jalapeno popped,” laughs Perez. A scene from the 1997 biopic “Selena: The Movie” (portrayed by mega-star Jennifer Lopez) showcases Chris’s (played by actor Jon Seda)

Kambiz Mirzaei – “The Lost Ambient” – a dominating melodic mellowness behind a rising wave of dynamic, ascending energy.

The Toronto based composer, Kambiz Mirzaei, has navigated between two musical cultures: from authentic transcendental Middle Eastern melodies to North American flavored ambient, electronic and orchestral arrangements. His collaboration with Jamshid Andalibi in 1999 initiated an alternative approach to traditional use of the folk instrument, Ney, in modern compositions. If you’re looking for an instrumental record that explores cross-culture electronic and ambient themes cohesively, look no further than the album – “The Lost Ambient” by Kambiz Mirzaei. I am astounded that Mirzaei isn’t talked about more often, because there is so much innovation in his compositions and production that it’s

Axl & Arth – Rising Up with “Triumphant”

After a short hiatus the Stockholm based-producer duo are back with new mature sound, having teamed up with singer Dustin Paul for their collaboration Triumphant.  Axl & Arth have been releasing music consistently since their debut single in 2015 and going through their track list on Spotify you quickly get the idea that the duo likes to experiment with genres, mash them together and never corner themselves. “Well, we don’t want to be typecasted I suppose,” says Axl. “We like to just create whatever feels right at a given moment and what inspires us differs from one day to another.

Shehzad Bhanji – “Dreams” – impeccable tone and technique

Shehzad Bhanji is a guitar virtuoso. He is mostly known for his proficiency on the electric guitar. Though his playing style at times would tend to put him in the category of guitar shredder, Shehzad is not from the pure shredder school, where most of the playing consists of running musical scales at blistering speed. His playing is more melodic and soulful, though he will shred if it fits the context of the song or passage being played. His latest album, “Dreams” highlights his skills and playing style clearly. His mastery and command of the guitar here, is unreal. His tone is celestial, his lighting fast runs are wonderfully melodic and beautiful to hear.

Overall, the best thing about this album is that Shehzad Bhanji music is the happiest, and brightest fusion rock that you’ll hear. Free from much of the angry, bitter, and cantankerous sounds that permeates much of the genre recently, Shehzad’s mind blowing virtuosic music is so exciting, beautiful and uplifting at times, you will jump up and cheer.

The album is his third full-length solo release, following 2016’s debut “Never Say Goodbye” and the follow up release, “Profound Beginnings” in 2017. Free of ego boosting trickery and concentrated on composition and content, this is a great addition to his catalog.

As the album opens up with “Matched Hearts” (ft. T Julliet), the first thing you learn is that unlike a lot of his peers, playing at the edge of his ability doesn’t mean playing the fastest, flashiest leads all the time; in fact, he is truly trying to stretch the limits of the instrument, restoring the goose-bump-inducing effect it has.

And he often succeeds through the application of gorgeous melodies and tonal nuances. The title track “Dreams”, displays more muscle, as Shehzad Bhanji drops a bolder tone and delivers fiery chops. “Papa’s Got A New Car”, ups the intensity even more as Shehzad’s electric six-string drives the funky blues soundscape.

“Uncertain Certainties” finds the Shehzad poised and polished as slabs of complex harmonies show off his impeccable tone and technique. Moving forward, the artist paints some wonderfully varied landscapes on this tour de force of amazing guitar playing and soaring music. Not least the eloquent “Misplacin’ Love” and “A Butterfly’s Wings”, which embraces a powerful melody.

Shehzad can really make a guitar sing. He gets a unique tone and a certain melodic flair, the likeness of which I’ve found in few other guitarists work. And if you’re looking for that forceful emotional sweep, then dig you ears into the resonant “In Your Embrace”.

Shehzad Bhanji is an impeccably skilled player with one of the most heavenly tones of any guitarist of his caliber. His intense focus on finding the perfect guitar tone, is definitely a source of respect, but at the same time he can just cut loose and let fly in a euphoric state of bravado. Something you can easily pick up on the up-tempo, “What The Funk”.

His guitar work becomes a wonderful plethora of well-crafted lines on “Dancing In The Rain”, and the production is placed at the service of Shehzad’s huge tonal palette. Everything is just great in this song, and measures up to what the guitarist aspires to capture on this record.

The closing track, “Wishing Upon A Fading Star” is an awesome, contemplative guitar piece with a lot of interesting riffs, shreds, beautiful chords, and a great balladry vibe. As things stand, this is definitely one of the best guitar albums of the year.

Based in Doha, Qatar, Shehzad Bhanji has amazing tone, technique, blinding speed, and an admirable sense of how to mix it all together. If you want someone who delivers instrumental guitar music with a more compelling voice than words, then you might do well to pick up the album, “Dreams”, as soon as you can.

Connect with Shehzad:
Website: www.shehzadbhanji.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shehzadbhanji
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shehzad-bhanji
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shehzad.bhanji
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShehzadBhanji
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6-g2UA0iwaIScK3Ecg8vw

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