JunesFlow – “Challenge” produced by Mark Cooper, and new visual shot by Desmond Travis

Never-mind your car, or drinks at the bar, or how many chains you wear; to settle it once and for all, that’s the only reason we’re here. It’s a …CHALLENGE!” The album “Long Live Jit” is still in a league of its own as it continues to shine light on Detroit’s vast dance history, and its progression. “Challenge” is the joint from JunesFlow, produced by Mark Cooper, and new visual shot by Desmond Travis. Check for the video and witness what happens when the battle is “on sight”!  “To me, ‘Challenge’ is a song that’s strictly here to provoke

Jim Wyly Performs “Wildman of the Thicket” From The Album “The Artisan”

Jim Wyly at J P Hops House, Houston, Texas singing ‘Wildman Of The Thicket’. A Bigfoot Legend from Deep East Texas.  For years as a member of several bands including Movin Target and The Lunar Rollers, Jim Wyly has been widely regarded by his peers as a master of the songwriting craft. At the young age of 71, Wyly stepped away from the sound and life of being in a band and released his solo debut, “The Artisan”. A roots Americana and blues flavored recording, the album includes the track “Wildman of the Thicket”, a song about the Bigfoot

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Self-awareness is key, and Haze Daze getting in touch with that allows him to separate himself from the pack, reaching territory where only a handful others reside. But of course his latest track, “Shadows” is also the embodiment of the current culture. The song is the unification of the SoundCloud elite sound and the figures who came directly before, it’s an embracement of that short but rich history. Knowing your strengths or limitations is a skill that few have. Haze Daze on “Shadows”, is not only able to avoid any potential limits, but also accentuate his strengths. The track is

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1.5 million downloads, over 150 million digital streams, and in excess of 40 million video views, certifies that Framing Hanley are not your simple garden variety of rock n roll band.  Kenneth Nixon (vocals), Ryan Belcher (guitars), Jonathan Stoye (bass), Shad Teems (drums) and Nic Brooks (guitar) make up the reformed Framing Hanley who release “ENVY” – their first album in 6 years – via Thermal Entertainment on 2-21-20. Believe the hype, this album is extraordinary from start to finish. “ENVY” is the right place to start if you are at all interested in hearing this incredible band. Not one

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Merce Gold – “Gold Standard” – consistently deliver good music, captivating atmospheres, and ponderable rhymes!

Merce Gold is a hip-hop artist from North Carolina. He is an artist/CEO of Family Over Entertainment, an entertainment company started by Merce and his brother Louis.  “Gold Standard”, released on 2/2/20, is Merce Gold’s 3rd project, his previous “1993” was released Feb 18th, 2019 and is also available on all streaming platforms. The key element that makes this latest album’s atmosphere really enjoyable for me is the overall lushness of it. The beats especially are as gritty and smoothly layered, and as colorful as the narratives. Another reason that the album is a really enjoyable piece, is that it

Lyt Lyfe Presents The Official Video for the Single “10-4” by CHANGE

The music is booming and hard-edged “10-4”until it’s suddenly dulcet and sweeping, matching the fury and then tenderness with which Change performs throughout. The shift in tone doesn’t feel jarring, but instead like it was building up to that the entire time, a testament to how dynamic and complex the production is. It creates an anthemic, banging experience that is just as important as the words rapped. Hip-hop music, with its lack of filter and abrasive nature, has always been a vehicle by which men who uphold a veneer of toughness and masculine bravado can share their feelings. Part of

Jas Frank & the Intoits – “In Early Mornings” – a tragic song that simmers and burns on an almost playful beat

Jas Frank & the Intoits’ debut album “The Girl from Cherry Valley” was unquestionably one of my favorite albums, which I initially heard at the beginning of February 2019. It gave me something I felt like I’d been missing for so long from the music scene. Finally here was an album woven not just of sounds, but of stories, one that felt intimate and visceral, that made me nostalgic for something I couldn’t even quite articulate, but something that left me aching and wistful all the same. Jas Frank & the Intoits have developed to be a progressively excellent band, one who embraces the old, broken down spirit of rock n’ roll and utilizes the technologies of electronics. Moving from luscious intimate production to more jangly rhythmic excursions, overall, the album was musically focused with a strong sense of lyrical clarity throughout.

Now from that same album, Jas Frank & the Intoits have released the single “In Early Mornings” alongside an accompanying music video. Described as “an attempt to portray the complexities and the intricacies of an abusive relationship,” the video for the song was released on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The album cover artwork

Jas Frank & the Intoits – a music project from Croatia, comprised of Jas Frank, Marko Gacina and Slaven Bolanca – make their message clear right from the opening verse: “In early mornings, when the town’s still asleep. You’re ignoring that you’re in way too deep. You find excuses for the man. Although you don’t know will you make it through another day.”

Striking a dark, rich and deep tone, this is where the band excels, within a tragic song that simmers and burns on an almost playful beat. It is exactly this contradiction between the lighthearted bouncy musical backdrop, the soft and sweet engaging melody, together with the harrowing narrative of an imminent danger, which perfectly describes the general modus operandi of an abusive relationship.

Contradiction builds and builds until it spirals, crashes and cascades, into a tragic end. Full of desperation, remorse, and trepidation, the song is eloquence defined. “In Early Mornings” is an astounding record. It underscores the emotional power of storytelling through a tender voice and an exquisite musical arrangement.

Much of how we choose to consider the music that surrounds our lives comes from how well it can impact us on a personal, emotional level. The listener is inclined to cling to each delicately placed syllable and note that is articulated within “In Early Mornings”. As an innovative and conscious group, Jas Frank & the Intoits capitalize on their lyrical proficiency, all the while mastering their extremely specific sound.

The band have carved out a niche that is uniquely their own – vivid lyrics and vocals, which alternate between low, velvety and soaring. The music can be either gentle or decidedly more assertive, depending on what the situation calls for. Delicate at times, rough and gritty at others, Jas Frank & the Intoits are so full of confidence and energy you may mistake them for a band that has been around for decades.

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