FuzzKill – “The Get Better” reaches all the expected heights!

FuzzKill is a four-piece rock band that started in Boston, MA. Introduced to one another through musical theatre, the band’s sound is firmly rooted in early 2000’s pop-punk influences. They released their debut studio album, “Happen”, in early 2019, and their sophomore album, “The Get Better”, just dropped on September 19th 2020. We have all heard the biggest punk bands of the 90’s and early 00’s. Their music mainly consisted of driving drums, distorted pop-punk guitar work and a set of memorable lyrics to go with the angst-filled high energy vocals. Today punk bands are a rarity, and any good

Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

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

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

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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

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Tariah: “Good Girl Gone Bad” – has all the makings of a great pop masterpiece

Tariah is a young and talented artist based in Switzerland. Her music can be described as inspiring contemporary pop. She is currently working on releasing her first full-length album.  She traveled to New York and Los Angeles to shoot her first music video for her single, called “Whine Up”, which features the California-Based artist C-Tru.  Tariah has now released her follow-up single titled, “Good Girl Gone Bad”.

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I listened to this new single off the strength of “Whine Up”, a delightfully clever little ditty and “Good Girl Gone Bad” follows suit: modern pop and rnb mixed with some light Latino percussive vibes and a soaring rock guitar solo. The melody is utterly infectious and so is Tariah’s voice. She’s a powerhouse singer who keeps it restrained, going more for nuance and emotion – and it works wonderfully!

On this track Tariah’s voice has an inflection that the everyday person who may be in love or may be recovering from a broken relationship, can identify with. That is what makes her different from other female singers today.

Tariah is quickly positioning herself as one of the best new independent female artists in 2015. She does not disappoint in her vocal ability as well as in her ability to make you feel each lyric as if you wrote the words yourself. I have always been more partial to good female singers over the past few years and luckily this song is where Tariah’s voice can truly be appreciated.

“Good Girl Gone Bad” has all the makings of a great pop masterpiece: stunning vocals, tight songwriting and a gleamingly polished production. The supporting video for the song is also a visual gem shot by the Coptercam film company. Add that to the fact that Tariah exudes more than enough uplifting confidence and power in her performance to match her sizzling beauty, and you have a hands down, win-win situation.

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The lyrics of “Good Girl Gone Bad” are honest, meaningful and poignant and Tariah delivers them with so much emotion, you will feel your heart wrenching with every angry, vulnerable and pain-filled note. However, she still manages to bring a message of positivity and strength within the song, as she sings “I will never ever, ever make the same mistake again”, after giving all her love in a relationship and then being cheated on.

The key to Tariah’s success, over and above the songs themselves, will undoubtedly depend largely on her voice and judging by the sound on “Good Girl Gone Bad”, I can truly say that she has found the right balance; she never shouts or is too edgy or too safe, nor is she too raunchy or too simple. I was actually overwhelmed with her finely-tuned performance on this single.

Tariah is smolderingly sexy, captivating and talented all wrapped up in one. It is really hard not to believe that she will make a lasting impression with “Good Girl Gone Bad!”

Be sure to subscribe to Tariah’s Facebook Fan Page and follow her on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date for her upcoming Album Release. Also check out her Official Website: http://www.tariahmusic.com

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