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

If you crave mature Pop-R&B with rhythmic density and deep emotion, look no further than the stunning Toronto-born bombshell Nancy Diaz. The songstress of Chilean and Spanish descent, packs crazy soprano pipes ad a dynamic range that matches her cosmopolitan songwriting material and street-savvy sultriness. Track after track her synth-phonic sound and soulful singing sorties have broadened into catchy earworms and silken soul pop-hop. On her latest single, “Summer Love”, all of Nancy Diaz’s skills rush into cultured chord changes, cleverly orchestrated synths, and tropical rhythms. Nancy hones in on the listener and focuses their attention on her wares.  The

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!

DEEPSYSTEM, Europe’s underground ambassador of reggaeton and Latin trap — has remade the future of Spanish-language hip-hop in his image. If there is a revolution to be had in the new crossover market, this artist has done so by sticking to his guns, and mining reggaeton’s sonic riches for dancefloor gold. Rather than offer audiences lyrical signposts to what he’s thinking, DEEPSYSTEM makes you come to him, with a shared sense of explosive, downright sensual musicality and a hypnotically propulsive rhythm. Few others could do as much, in the European region. Furthermore, the man is consistent, putting out track after

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

5ive – ‘Put It On You’ boasts a throwback street focus with a determined 21st century urban pedigree

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Melanie Nichole Halfkenny AKA 5ive is an American recording artist, song writer, and entertainer. She began singing at the age of six andhas not stopped pushing her talents since then. She enrolled in voice lessons, and has performed anything from weddings, to church choirs, before moving to a host of popular venues in ATL, Washington DC and NC. She is currently planning future showcases all over the US and Overseas. The professional make-up artist, who has distribution deal with Empire Distribution, is currently working on new EP, and has also embarked on an acting career, having landed a major role in the upcoming Universal Film, Queen and Slim which is written by the Emmy award winning writer Lena Waithe.

In the meantime, to keep her momentum going 5ive has dropped the banging single, ‘Put It On You’, which is also supported by a stunning top tier video. 5ive is particularly fond of smooth conservation. She works smarter, not just harder. Making her fluid raps and singing, seem all the more effortless. This latest track doubles down on both her personal expressionism and technicality, with some of her most arresting wordplay, while maintaining her high level of artistic efficiency.

It’s her blend of sugary sweet and streetwise vixen that makes ‘Put It On You’ so intoxicating, and 5ive is most comfortable in that space, as she settles into a nice rap-sung balance. The basslines pulsate in the periphery and are softened up by the shimmering keyboard washes.

These, along with a rather choice assortment of hi-hats and handclaps, open up around 5ive, who gives them life. She strings together some of her sharpest, scene-setting raps on ‘Put It On You’, yet it remains natural. She still seems so cool an un-flustered by everything happening around her, which makes her all the more impressive.

5ive’s all-round confidence extends to the song’s production. She knows the particular sound that works for her mix of rap and R&B. The sweet melodic hook and the sunny rhythmic bounce gives the song an extra push. 5ive embodies an astounding collision of opposites, seemingly blended into one superlatively streetwise package.

She is fiercely bold, but stridently feminine. She boasts a throwback street focus with a determined 21st century urban pedigree. What sets 5ive apart from her peers is her ability to sound effortless in whatever she does. Her writing and rapping is fascinating to dissect superficially shiny but complex and layered on closer listen.

5ive has released the music video for her newest track, taking full charge and showcasing her signature style on ‘Put It On You’. This all sounds and looks like a substantial appetizer to what she has cooking up for the future. 5ive prowess will be earning her a place amongst the pantheon of her peers, and an arsenal of new hits that showcase her unmatched all-round artistry.

‘Put It On You’ is a single project dripping in confidence, class, brilliance, and personality. 5ive assures her fans and naysayers alike that she’s a voice worth listening to. A flash of personality like hers, would be welcome on so many of this year’s duller releases.

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