Jae’ Morrissa – “AWOL” and “Butterfly” will send chills up and down your spine

Born Ingrid Jasmin, professionally known as Jae’ Morrissa has gone from singing to patients and residents in hospitals and nursing facilities, to becoming a fast rising singing sensation in the music industry. She started singing at the young age of 3 years old, as her talents were nurtured through her Mother’s taste and love for music. Jae’Morrissa was also inspired and influenced by such artists as Deniece Williams, Stephanie Mills, Minnie Rippleton, Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie. Her debut single “Just My Next Song”, is being considered as a Nominee for the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020, as well as a

Downtown Mystic – ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ – more than just a nostalgic listening experience!

One of the things Downtown Mystic notoriously excel at is masking emotional lyrics with upbeat, driving-with-the-windows-rolled-down kind of melodies. Their double-side single, ‘3-Way Heartbreak’, which also includes the track ‘Same Old Lover’, recorded in 1983, has all that and more. While for most other contemporary bands, it’s hard to recapture the real magic of rock n’ roll, for Robert Allen and his crew, this comes easy. They grew up during rock’s golden era, hence Downtown Mystic’s music lives up to the genre’s legacy, rather than just riding on its coattails. The ‘3-Way Heartbreak’ single, on the Sha-La Music, Inc. catalog,

P Bailey – “Change The World” – a lush blend of mid-tempo R&B and Soul

P Bailey has adorned our pages many times over the last few years, but just in case you missed it, we’ll fill you in again. Originally from the UK, Paul Bailey aka P Bailey grabbed his first musical influences from Motown and Muscle Shoals, as well as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Without any formal training, the 5 octave singer, developed his singing and writing style by listening to artists like, Ron Isley, Donny Hathaway, Luther Van dross, Prince and James Brown. Bailey had his first major break when Rick James sampled his track ‘Part time Lover’ for the sound

Mandalan and So Foreign Productions Launch Campaign For ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie Video

Mandalan is the music project of Los Angeles-based musician, songwriter and producer James Brennan. He produces a tropical house genre of dance/pop music with a dramatic sound including heavy drums and electronic elements. Together with So Foreign Productions, Mandalan is creating a music video experience for his new dance single ¿CÓMO SABRÉ? ft. Emarie, which you can be part of. On PATREON, they have launched a campaign inviting Patrons to be part of an upcoming official music video for the song. Supporters will receive a digital download of the song along with credits in the music video. They will also

Sofi Maeda – “ASHITA” bursts with sound and energy!

Sofi Maeda was born in Takamatsu, Japan. The alternative pop-punk starlet has been doing music seriously since 2016. She has released the album “You Know Me Well” in 2017 and has followed up with a series of successful singles. She has won singing as well as song contests, and has performed on the Red Square in Moscow, at the festival in Gorky Park, as well as concerts in Depo, Live Stars, San Diego, Glastonbury and many more. This year Sofi has dropped 3 singles so far, including “ASHITA”. If you like Sofi Maeda then you should already have “ASHITA” on

Jona Da King – “Roots Of Love” EP – balancing rhymes, and soulful crooning|

Jona Da King is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Ontario, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Jona is set to release his EP “Roots Of Love” which is scheduled to drop September 30th 2020. The artist has an eclectic musical palette which is colored by Hip-hop, R&B, Pop, as well as Jazz and Rock tones. We checked out his prime tracks in anticipation of the EP, and if the goal of this release is to make a breakout statement that Jona Da King is getting seriously started, he’s succeeded, delivering some of the smoothest, most mellifluous urban sounds we’ve heard in music

Berani – “Cut And Taste” strikes an incredible balance of disparate elements

Berani is an electronic beat maker with a diverse sound spectrum and a tendency to produce bouncing rhythms or spacious and relaxing aural experiences. In a short time span, this emerging artist out of Byron Bay in Australia, has discerning music fans and casual listeners paying attention. The sound design throughout his latest single “Cut And Taste” is what we’ve come to expect from this creative top tier producer: popping percussion, basslines that melt like butter and a healthy dose of twisted horns to make everything bump in a soul-like fashion. Sprinkled around the track are sonic effects that keep

EsZ – “Liquor & Emotions” – introspective and emotional

Hip-hop has been cranking out bangers and high energy anthems for decades, but the average genre historian is well aware that dark or emotional thoughts on a chill backdrop is not a foreign concept for the game. After all, profound moodiness feels rather natural for a culture that grew out of urban plight and the trauma of purposely disenfranchised people. It makes sense that at least some mellow tunes in the genre, reflect deep-thinking speculation, in what artist EsZ, describes as thoughts on “life, growth and fake friends” in his track “Liquor & Emotions”. The song is a drunk text

Quad – “Love” embellishes each track with his personal revelations

Based in the south of Chicago, Quad started making music when he was around 14 years old and started taking it artistically seriously two years later. He produces, records, mixes and masters, using only a Blue Yeti microphone and FL Studios. So far Quad has written over 300 songs and released 1 EP, 1 Album and 8 singles. Currently training as an audio engineer at SAE University in Chicago, Quad explained that his latest album “Love” describes his personal understanding of the sentiment. The album “Love” was written and recorded over the course of 2 months after Quad was electrocuted

Acemattz & Bipha shine on “Tshanana”

Watching Acemattz & Bipha perform in any of their videos is like watching friends realize they’re onto something big time. They are accomplished rappers individually, on their own terms, and as collaborators, as a unit, their styles gel perfectly. They’re not just comfortable performing together—they are feeding off of each other, refusing to be one-upped, beaming and grinning and head-bobbing as they take turns impressing one another. By the end of each of their performances, their formation into a real show-stopping combination seems inevitable. In the new wave rap scene, there is plenty of talent to go around, Acemattz &

Down Goes Frazier: “Perspective” Distinctive Guitar Riffs And Melodic Anthems

Down Goes Frazier is a brand new Rock and Roll band out of Seattle, Washington.  A bit of a throwback to the Rock & Roll bands of the 80s, 90s and 2000s, DGF aims to prove that you don’t have to sacrifice killer melodies, interesting lyrics or catchy hooks in order to make driving, foot stomping rock & roll music. With the release of their debut album, “Perspective”, DGF showcases a variety of different styles ranging from pop to hard rock; each song takes you on a journey, often with a powerful and revelatory conclusion.

Down Goes Frazier cite their influences as from the 80’s onward, but as soon as the track “Behind The Smile” kicks in, I’m thrown right back into the seventies and in the middle of vintage Doobie Brothers and a “China Groove” vocal and rhythmic groove. Showing that apart from the badassed grunge guitars and rock rhythms, this four-piece band from Seattle can lay down a smoking groove with the best of them.

Personally, I still think everyone could easily be able to appreciate the crunchy guitar driven rhythms, as well as the passion that can be detected in singer Andy Seltzer’s voice as he belts his way through the album. But there is so much more to Down Goes Frazier than meets the ear. Brimming with energy, inspiration, and pathos, Perspective is a melodic and atmospheric masterpiece. Not only does the album have a unifying feel to it, but the songs stand out on their own, as utterly listenable and enjoyable.

The end result is very much a unique sound. Down Goes Frazier mix the distinctive guitar riffs of grunge, classic rock, and arena rock with a thick layer of underlying  harmonious arrangements, while Seltzer’s voice delivers soaring, melodic anthems.

While all the songs on Perspective are very good, if I would have to single out some songs, I would pick the  the funky and cathartic “Can’t Stand The Pain”, the speeding and energetic “Behind The Smile”, the burning, “Give Me Something” and the bittersweet acoustic ballad “Hypocritical”.

All throughout, the synchronicity between the vocals and the musical arrangements is truly amazing. It’s rewarding to have an album where every piece that is played – be it Terry Marsh’s drums, Caleb Mott’s bass, Bill Wyman’s lead guitar or Andy Seltzer’s vocals, everything stands out as being brilliant while no one really shows up the other. A mean feat indeed for a rock n’ roll band!

The mix and production on the album is also well balanced, fresh and edgy, yet it maintains a nice rock rawness to it. Considering that the rock music scene is pretty much in a terrible state right now, Down Goes Frazier will give you a reason to listen to some new music again. Perspective is an excellent, well put together rock album by a mature and talented band. This is how a tight, finely produced, and well molded rock album should sound like.

The songwriting team of Bill Wyman and Andy Seltzer also prove to be well-versed in the art of hooks, melodic appeal and honest down to earth lyrics. If you’re into anything by The Black Crowes, Stone Temple Pilots and Kings Of Leon right down to Pearl Jam, don’t miss discovering Down Goes Frazier.

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