Melua – debut single and music video – “Waves”

Tapio Fagerström (Bass), Ville Saarinen (Guitar), Olli Rautio (Guitar), Petri Koskela (Drums), and Jussi Rautio (Synths), make up the alternative rock band Melua, who have just released the song “Waves”, and the supporting music video by @simppafi. If you’ve been waiting for a time to check out this band, wait no more: this song is the perfect entry point. The song utilizes the band’s penchant for lush instrumentation to full effect, creating a mood and atmosphere that builds into a goosebump-raising climax. Melua strikes a great balance between the song’s poignant moments and the more soaring sections. Furthermore, they write

Melua – debut single and music video – “Waves”

Tapio Fagerström (Bass), Ville Saarinen (Guitar), Olli Rautio (Guitar), Petri Koskela (Drums), and Jussi Rautio (Synths), make up the alternative rock band Melua, who have just released the song “Waves”, and the supporting music video by @simppafi. If you’ve been waiting for a time to check out this band, wait no more: this song is the perfect entry point. The song utilizes the band’s penchant for lush instrumentation to full effect, creating a mood and atmosphere that builds into a goosebump-raising climax. Melua strikes a great balance between the song’s poignant moments and the more soaring sections. Furthermore, they write

Hei$enberg – “Text Me” employs a head-bopping flow with a throwback flair

Steven Scott aka Hei$enberg was born and raised in Jasper, Texas, but currently resides in Beaumont Texas. Houston rap music was a huge inspiration for him to start making music. “Text Me” is his third release to date, and the follow up to “Bad Chick” which has accumulated over 300,000 streams on Spotify. To hear Hei$enberg’s new single is to witness a once promising artist finally come into his own. He is able to transcend his contemporaries’ limitations with simple pleasures: he takes the fun braggadocio and punch lines that are a hallmark of battle rap, and turns it into

Martin Szorad and Maria Grazia Rago – “Burnt Steet” – a killer blend of classical, fusion and metal

Born in Sicily, Maria Grazia Rago is an Italian pianist and composer, who now resides in Illinois USA. She initially studied piano with Lea Cumbo and Eliodoro Sollima, and then continued her musical education in Rome with Bruno Canino and Marcello Abbado. Her composition studies came at the Conservatoire National Superieur De Musique Et Danse De Lyon in France. The award-winning composer’s works have been performed in festivals and theaters throughout the world. Martin Szorad is a guitarist from the Czech Republic. He has been playing guitar for 16 years. He plays guitar, bass guitar and piano. Together, Maria Grazia

Nancy Diaz – “Summer Love” – cultured chord changes, cleverly orchestrated synths, and tropical rhythms

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Sabrina Matola – “For you” – is fueled by the power and intensity of her voice

Sabrina Matola is an experienced vocalist and performer. She has played in live music venues and toured with bands, from as early as 12 years old. Known abroad as ”The Spiritual Voice”, Sabrina has collaboration credits with David Peaston, Loleatta Holloway, Amy Winehouse, Robert Timothy West and others. Working her way through a variety of styles, including Soul, Motown, Disco, Jazz, and Pop, her influences include, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, and Jill Scott. I must admit to being a bit, well, more than a bit, puzzled as to why Sabrina

DEEPSYSTEM – “Anda Linda” – a zesty groove and a humid atmosphere!

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Neave Zaria’s ‘Never The Same’ Is Evocative Of The Golden Era Of Jazz & Blues

Neave Zaria’s latest track ‘Never The Same’ is a soft yet impassioned exploration of our deepest infatuations and frustrations. The composition is steady but energetic, and the jazz spirit comes in hot from the get-go. Zaria’s voice bears a strong resemblance to that of the greatest blues singers of all time: Etta James and Aretha Franklin. The most modern comparisons would be to Adele and Norah Jones, but even then there’s a striking vulnerability in Zaria’s vocals that makes her stand apart. It helps that the English singer is just nineteen, but she demonstrates a superb ability at striking the

Sam and Sounds Guaranteed to Make You Smile with New Single “Cloud 9”

UK indie artist Sam and Sounds has just released a brand-new single that will have you both grinning and grooving. The singer songwriter has just dropped “Cloud 9,” offering endless feel-good vibes and some much-needed positivity in today’s world. With his debut EP due to land in October this year, this track is the second teaser to what we can expect. It follows his first single release which came out in April, “Do It All Again,” that soon became an instant smash hit. Sam and Sounds has already netted an impressive 41,000 Spotify streams, with 23,000 monthly listeners and a

Cymbalik – “A New Positive”- the alchemical combination of quality, creativity, and alluring empathy

There are a lot of new producers that are coming to the scene this years, and some that have been in the game for a while, but few are as exciting has Cymbalik AKA Jose Serpas who hails out of Denver, CO. If you’re a part of the people who don’t know who Cymbalik is just yet, then expect him to be all over your music queue in the next couple of years. With his crazy beats and smooth melodies it’s expected that he makes some big jumps in the industry very soon. Cymbalik works with modern day techniques while

The Jake Stutsman Band – “Drifter” delivers a vast range of impressive nuances

How do you blend the big band sound, with cinematic electronics and guitar pyrotechnics? You infuse the influences of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Robert Cray, with The Brian Setzer Orchestra and allow it to instill and mature in the mindset of an Alaska based musician, Indiana native, father, husband, and guitar player who goes by the project name of The Jake Stutsman Band. The proof of the materialization of the aforementioned amalgam can be savored in the single “Drifter”. Guitarist Jake Stutsman arrived at this project via concert band experience and a 3-piece instrumental progressive rock band, called Sonic Karma which he founded with school mates.

Balancing between big-room melodic electronics and old-school guitar progressions, “Drifter” delivers a vast range of nuances that will satisfy your needs. Embracing the current trends in EDM to utilizing non-electronic elements, such as the electric guitar, the single builds into a full-blown orchestrated anthem.

Stretching just over 3-minutes, the instrumental track settles into a driving groove, where the guitar melody arrangements allow for breathing room between the massive synth and percussive peaks.

There was much excitement and a high level of expectation when I first loaded this single into the player, especially during this time of an ever changing musical expectation from the rise of lesser known underground artists.  What can we expect from this single? Well for starters “Drifter” exceeds expectations, as The Jake Stutsman Band captivates, intrigues and moves the listeners to new sonic heights with an unusual blend of styles and genres on one single track.

The song comes alive with the strong guitar voicings enclosed around inspiring chord progressions and a very uplifting bass line. Intense and euphoric; “Drifter” emblematizes the artistic diligence that ceaselessly drives Stutsman throughout this project.

And is ample proof of the artist’s exhaustive commitment to his craft. The dexterity of Jake Stutsman’s production, paired with his acute ear for the radio-driven maximalist sound that befits today’s airwaves are apparent on this track.

Neatly packaged alongside the aforementioned elements, “Drifter” also exudes Stutman’s affinity for the larger-than-life instrumental domination that resides on this track. And with the same stroke of his pen, Jake Stutsman effortlessly turns the musical tables with inclusions that scale modern guitar music’s stylistic continuum.

The delight of “Drifter” is the question that it begs: does The Jake Stutsman Band have a sonic comfort zone? If it does, it’s nearly impossible to discern along the chromatic length of this nuanced single.

From the fiery guitar plucks to the thumping percussive motifs and the gargantuan synth-lines, Jake Stutsman proves he trembles at the foot of no aural opportunity. With its broad assembly of sonic elements, anthemic chord progressions, instrumental constructions, and ear-catching concepts and guitar hooks – across this studio showing – resonate poignantly or spike listeners’ adrenaline (often both successively).

“Drifter” is proof not only of The Jake Stutsman Band’s creativity, but also of the artist’s absolute performance ardor. Sheer talent and hard work are keywords here.

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