INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

Rashod Holmes Announces New Single ‘The One’

The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

Hybrid Blues fuses stellar musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and soul-stirring vocals

Out of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hybrid Blues are a 4-piece band, made up of Mike Everard (guitars, vocals), Adam Pendred (bass), Mark Schaumann (drums) and award winning front-man, singer-songwriter Roy Hudson. The band signed to SGNB Records USA, has just released its self-titled blues-based album. No two songs on “Hybrid Blues” sound the same. The record not only showcases Roy’s abilities as a singer and a songwriter, but also highlights the wide range of influences that have impacted on his music. The album takes you in so many different dynamic directions that it can feel a little dizzying, while the

Marshall Artz Productionz – “Go Missing” ft. SeanQ – is incredibly hypnotic, with crystal-clear production

Released Aug 28th, “Go Missing” Prod. by Marshall Artz Productionz, is the producer’s 3rd single release since June. The track will be featured on his upcoming 2021, self-titled LP “Marshall Artz Experiment”. The song features singer-songwriter SeanQ, from Dallas, Texas. The producer’s blend of R&B-inspired neo-soul and smooth chill sounds becomes its own entity within the hip-hop and urban music world. Marshall Artz Productionz work should gain high appraisal through its colorful and subtly amped vibes that play to any genre lover’s ears alike. After listening to this track, I expect that the outpouring of demand for more of the

Evie Calabasas – “STARGIRL” – strong, sensitive vocals and soul-baring songs

Evie Calabasas is a 20 year-old singer and songwriter. She started playing guitar at the age of 6 and started singing at 15 years old. After attempting to be part of band on numerous occasions, Evie finally opted for a solo career. Her first solo project, the 3 track EP “STARGIRL”, has its title inspired by the first song she ever played live.  It is a tempered and exceptional record. It shakes, rattles and rolls with minimal, almost absent percussion, a dominantly strummed acoustic guitar and occasional keyboard interludes. Above all, is Evie Calabasas’ voice, which delivers an untethered, sweetly

Baby Lu releases her first single “Bad Stuff” on all major streaming platforms

Luna Elisabeth Jezebel Pool aka Baby Lu was born on February 5, 2002 in Frankfurt, Germany. Lu began singing and songwriting in her early teens and went to several music auditions where she was rejected because of her young age. She then decided to start making her own music after graduation in 2018. As she didn’t have any connections yet she wasn’t able to produce something properly. In 2019 she met the producer Austin Asiegbu (2aBeaatz) and started to produce her own songs. Pool has cited Adele and Demi Lovato as her major musical influences. Her other influences or inspirations

Where There’s A Will – There’s A Way!

Where There’s A Will – There’s A Way! That’s the way Will Ready lives his life, no excuses, no regrets, and no looking back. Just like fine wine, Will has gotten better with time. With over 25 years in the music business, 7 albums and numerous tours, Will is ready. Singer/Songwriter/Producer and Showman, Will is the complete entertainer. His blend of R&B, Soul, Jazz has earned him welcoming fans in Europe, Japan and The Caribbean. Will attributes his silky seductive style to his love of R&B, Soul greats like, Charlie Wilson, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, Ron Isley, Marvin Gaye, Luther

WiFi PR Group Releases “Indie Anthems Vol. 6” – Featuring Top & Unsigned Indie Artists Worldwide

Created for the tastemakers of the music industry who push forth the biggest acts of tomorrow, Indie Anthems Vol. 6 from WiFi PR Group features a collection of independent artists from around the world curated for their combined ear-catching sound and talent. Released at Toronto’s NXNE in June, this record was the latest installment in a series of digital mixtapes that feature musicians making music that includes just about every genre you can think of.

On “Got a Hold of Me” from SXTN, the mixtape starts off strong with a funky hip-hop track featuring slick, in-your-face lyrics akin to Pharrell and N.E.R.D. Hip-hop is further represented by the Middle Eastern-influenced backdrop for Tru Bloo and her melodic delivery on “Tru Starz,” which is as velvety and free-flowing as Lauryn Hill before her.

This level of high energy is maintained throughout the album, such as with the savagely sultry beats backing Stephanie K’s sensual, airy, Britney Spears-like voice on her track “Trouble.” A little bouncier and anthemic is the preceding track, “Sugar and Spice,” from Nate Tao, who has a smooth but catchy way about his lyrics, much like Justin Timberlake on his most pop-heavy tracks.

After a bout of kinetic songs back to back, the mixtape takes a step back to foster a softer, warmer ambience. “The Rescue” from Natalie Major features a sense of longing, emotive pop that Lana Del Rey fans will find charming and addictive, while folk guitarist Rod MacDonald channels Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to bring in a taste of soulful Americana. Sophia Santulli’s “Wolf Face” is a mellow electropop track with dreamy and powerful vocals that evokes a sense of modernized, glitchy ballads a la Purity Ring. Aimee Mann fans will love the subdued guitar picking and crooning voice on Susan Barth’s “And Yet,” rounding out a sampling of this mixtape that takes a breather from the dynamic music peppered throughout the album’s roster of artists.

Then there are the smattering of tracks that hit you just right with a laidback feel that still rocks you to your core. Bodhisattva is one of these psychedelic rock meets jam bands on their track, “It Can’t Get Any Better,” while The Wild Fruit front a White Stripes-esque sound on “Slow It Down” that keeps you swaying with a driving rock sound that maintains a southern drawl throughout the song. On the next track, Youth of the Beast impart a traditional indie rock sound with hints of David Bowie, particularly in the vocals, and Nick Cave on their track, “Highland Park.”

Since music lovers are inundated with new music these days, Indie Anthems Vol. 6 is the type of album they can turn to for carefully selected artists that will wet their appetite for fresh new sounds. From hip-hop to psychedelic rock and all that’s in between, this digital mixtape introduces industry bigwigs to the artists they should promote through media and word of mouth to listeners who are always yearning for new artists to add to their growing playlists.

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