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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!

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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

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Lisa Williams: “Junk” – as close to a home run as you can get on your first swing!

Lisa Williams has released her first solo project “Junk”, under the Carrillo Music label, after securing a Billboard Top 25 position with “Awake” in a collaborative work with Grammy nominated House legend Eddie Amador, under the same label. “Junk” includes a remix package from Hoxton Whores, The Guru Project, Lizzie Curious & Kissy Sell Out.

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams

Deep, funky, hypnotic and playful is how I can best describe this track. It is, especially for a solo debut, as close to a home run as you can get on your first swing. “Junk” brings back that swing vibe which was very popular back in the 20s and 30s, and blends it with the 1940’s Mambo influences from Cuba to deliver a speeded-up, ultra-modern electronic dance sound. Add the sassiness that Williams brings along with a little bit of pop influence, and it seems as if Lisa has found a style of her own right now. Very refreshing!

But the major draw of this new project is not just in its accessibility, danceability and its relevancy in the dance-pop world, it’s the melody. Remember the time when music was popular because it had such indelible melodic structures that were almost always universally known? Lisa adds that same melodic appeal to “Junk”.

As a complete listening experience – there’s a kind of seamless synergy to “Junk” that defies classification. Like all great pop performers, Williams borrows from a good handful of genres and/or influences, putting all of the pieces back together in such a way as to bring out something special. Added to the fact that Lisa Williams’ sweet and sultry voice has a winsome way of speaking to the hearts of dance music lovers, “Junk” is a win-win track, regardless of how you see it!

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams

More About – From a young age Lisa performed in many theatrical shows in her local city Newcastle Upon Tyne in the United kingdom. After taking a break from the stage to focus on her corporate Career she felt it was time to focus on what she truly loves and moves her soul. Growing up and listening to dance/house music this was the route to take. Once Lisa had that first track signed there was no stopping her! She honed her craft and more interest starting coming in from many producers around the globe, next was the House Legends the Hoxton Whores. Lisa & Aneesh Gera worked on a new Original track “Flashback Rewind and this was picked up on by Label Boss Rod Carrillo from the U.S Label.

More About – Carrillo Music is an independent electronic music record label based in Phoenix, Arizona. Carrillo’s current roster includes D.O.N.S., Warp Brothers, Terri B! Futuristic Polar Bears, David Jones, Julissa Veloz, The Cataracs, GZRUS, Danny Howard, Eric Redd, Kelsey B, Eddie Amador, Matt Fox, Geoffrey Paris, Peter Barona, Abigail, Sted-E & Hybrid Heights, Trevor Simpson, Ralphi Rosario, Liam Keegan, Pink Panda and others.

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