Andree Cassielll – “Alimento” – a universality that makes him a perfect fit for the modern era!

The Mexico City native, Andree Cassielll, possesses a down-to-earth humility in his vocal tone that makes his storytelling raps feel like they’re always coming from a place of truth over fiction. Considering the producer and artist, predominantly sings and raps in Spanish, which I cannot understand, that’s an impressive feat. The trap-inspired beats flicker in and out as Andree becomes more invested in his storytelling, and it truly feels like you’re on the phone with a rambling friend. He’s a poet, capable of transporting you somewhere otherworldly with his sound. His music has a genuine fluidity, and if he continues

EH – “Mirrors” lets it fly with the fret-board work to thoroughly rock you!

Baltimore rock guitar ace EH reaffirms his top-of-the-heap status on his new 7 track album “Mirrors”. It’s a superlative set of new music full of tightly-written, engaging instrumentals that don’t need a singer up front to rock hard and hold your attention. This type of writing is EH’s trademark, and is one of the main reasons he will develop a audience. While many other technically-proficient rock guitarists mainly play for other guitar players, EH seems to play for the people. He relies less on continuous shredding and more, on dynamically impacting riffs. EH gets us going with his opening track, “Pounding

Boonie Mayfield – “While Black (Red Light, Blue Light, E’s and R’s)” – sentiments nurtured by a history of prejudice

Solomon Vaughn aka Boonie Mayfield has always traded dazzlingly intricate verses, intellectual thoughts and propulsive rhymes, over inventive, nonlinear productions, and his latest release “While Black (Red Light, Blue Light, E’s and R’s)” re-proposes that peerless aesthetic, while adding an ulterior dose of consciousness, and reinforcing his hard-won authenticity. “This song is a 2-part storyteller based on some of my personal experiences with racism; from getting racially profiled by police, dealing with stereotypes while dating and the ugly side of interacting on social media,” explained Boonie. “I was inspired to display some of the scenarios I’ve gone through on a

Sassy Vee – “In My Dreams” has a fantastic chill dance rhythm running its course

Longing, hope, and a need to believe in reality, pour out of “In My Dreams”, the new singer by singer-songwriter Sassy Vee. It’s a clear, accomplished cry from the heart, exorcising its illusions by declaring them bluntly. “In my dreams we’re together. Holding hands and making plans forever. I wish it were true, but I cannot be with you. You have another.” The song introduces Sassy’s strengths: a voice with sultry intensity, songwriting that goes directly to the point and a production that is well aware of both EDM and Pop. The song’s arrangement is lucid and uncluttered, placing all

Adrian Davis Releases Brand New Single: ‘We Can Do It’

July 2020 – This year has not been the easiest by a long shot, with lock-down rules keeping people indoor and breaking havoc on our lifestyles. In addition to that, we are all experiencing social and political tension, casting even more uncertainty on these hard times. Having said that, there is still hope: We Can Do It! Such is the positive message behind Adrian Davis’ brand new single release, and its inspiring title. His music is a great example of what happens when there is a special synergy in a production. Everything feels absolutely balanced, with a stark attention to

Max M continues to expand his musical catalog with his new track ‘Imaginary Problems’

The emerging legacy of artist, deejay, and producer Max M has captured the attention of music lovers from around the world. Max M’s passion for DJing and music production began during his teen years. He would later begin a successful career in Computer Science and gain renown as an IT expert before returning to the music world a few months ago. Max M’s heralded return was marked by the release of two singles Under Water and Never Wanna Leave, which were ranked first and fifth on the American DJ site Digital DJ Pool. Max M continues to expand his musical

Shari Rowe Releases Inspiring New Single, “The Heavy”

Country artist Shari Rowe delivers a message of conviction in her newest single, “The Heavy,” a song of awakening meant to encourage listeners to be a helping hand to those who need it most. “We wrote ‘The Heavy’ to inspire,” says Shari Rowe. “We can all relate. Getting that news, feeling that pain, losing sleep over the things we see in the world, grieving the loss of loved ones. ’The Heavy’ comes into our lives in many ways, and we have the power to lighten the load for each other. We all have opportunities, big or small, to be the

Maki – “Atlas Hacked” is as substantial as it metaphysical, in its approach

It’s sometimes hard to find the words that accurately bring justice to avant-garde electronic works. With an artist like Maki you almost only have to mention his name for fans of the underground independent scene, to understand the potential for a great album of music. Maki should be an instantly recognizable global name within the mainstream electronic world of sound. His latest release, “Atlas Hacked”, is a classic album in the making. And I do not say this lightly. There is a growing body of research that has examined the impact on adolescents and adults of internet and social media

KERRIA Takes Powerful Stand to Encourage People to Speak Up with “No More”

Gibraltarian singer-songwriter KERRIA is saying “No More” in the most powerful way possible. Her new single is an emotive masterpiece and presented with such intensity, it is impossible to ignore. The lyrics were inspired from the singer’s previous abusive relationship and takes us deep into her soul. It is rare that a performer will share such deep honesty with the world and KERRIA has not only held nothing back, she’s gone a step further. The accompanying video for this amazing track features 90 TikTok Influencers assuring it will reach their combined fanbases of more than four million people around the

TRIG – “SILENCE” – engaging songwriting, and smooth resonating vocals

Hopewell, VA native, Otis Holmes aka TRIG – singer and songwriter, is back with a double installment release entitled “SILENCE” recorded at his studio Exalt Recordings. The dark covered mixtape release contains 6 songs, while the light colored EP is made of 7 cuts. Throughout his discography, fans have been given a taste of his true versatility. TRIG has shown his lyrical ability time and time again, as well as his R&B crooning style which is just as impressive, and he delivers both across these projects. The production on these recordings is great – taking either a chilled, low-key and

The Real J Israel – “I Love You To Life” – an instant classic love anthem

The Real J Israel has a way of making you take note of his range and this is especially evident on his latest single “I Love You To Life”, written for his wife Latisha. Using a subtle adult contemporary format, it is a profound declaration of love, intensely sung with bona fide sincerity that sparks straight-forward openness in his voice. The Real J Israel digs deep into his canvas of sweet seduction using sultry and smooth tones. “I Love You To Life” has the power to take away any pain you’ve felt in your love life – if at all. It’s so empowering when a man is open about love. That’s all a woman needs. No offence to Tyrese and Usher but this is the kind of song that makes both wish they had produced.

As much as this is the era of rejuvenated R&B, very few artistes are taking the risk of not having a rap feature or heavy hip hop influences in their tracks. The Real J Israel took the risk and stuck to the old school R&B vibes, and it sounds totally refreshing.

It proves to the naysayers that pure R&B is still a viable genre. “I Love You To Life” is a bona fide grown man’s track that is as vulnerable as it is sexy, as it is artistically mature. It’s The Real J Israel accessing his heart and baring his soul in a go for broke performance.

I love how the The Real J Israel has taken his time with the song. Every message is being heard. Every feeling is being felt.  You can tell quite quickly once you begin to indulge into “I Love You To Life” that The Real J Israel has matured. It’s honest, it’s powerful and most of all, it has a lot of soul.

You can really sense the deep and enormous heart the singer gives in this song. I cannot compliment it enough. It prompts us once again that The Real J Israel is trying to remind people what real R&B is. No one makes a track like this anymore.

If The Real J Israel was aiming for that instant classic love anthem, he’s certainly in the ballpark with this track. Whenever you’re talking about staying together, and doing whatever it takes to remain intact as a unit completely in love, you are definitely creating the type of music that needs to be celebrated. “I Love You To Life” is definitely proof that The Real J Israel has got some perspective to add to the conversation.

The Real J Israel’s only obstacle in finding success with this number, is the way industry is going – if a song isn’t talking about big booties, heavy partying, how much money the artist has, or isn’t accompanied by a video with half naked women twerking and money being thrown in the air, it does not achieve echo on the various popular media platforms. That is the saddest thing of all when you really think about the music industry today.

MORE ABOUT: A former preacher for more than 20 years, as well as a former indie gospel artist for 7 years, The Real J Israel no longer practices any religion. He wrote his first R&B songs at 19, before surrendering to his religion and turning to gospel music, ministering several days a week at church.

The death of his niece inspired him to get back into the studio to record a gospel song in her memory. This in turn, reignited his desire to be a professional artist, which finally led him away from religion. A father to 7 children, and a husband to his childhood sweetheart Latisha, whom he met when they were both 10 years old, The Real J Israel is now also a fully-fledged R&B artist.


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