Infectious Rhythm: “Silhouette” – a steady impacting beat, retro analogue sounding synths

I’ve always loved Infectious Rhythm since I first him about a year back with “Daydreams”. To be quite honest, I think the good thing about this independent electronic music producer is that he is consistent. He doesn’t have songs that repeat or sound the same, or at least, I don’t think so. I think what he does is adhere to a certain theme in each release, with a great level of creativity that becomes apparent the more you listen to it. I like it because it shows me that this artist knows who he is are and he knows the

Knowshun: “Dedicated (Remix)” – imaginative rhymes in a mix of street and fantasy!

Knowshun is a lyricist and producer from Chicago, IL. The rap/hip-hop artist’s latest project, a music video for his single “Dedicated (Remix)” was based on a nightmare the artist had the night before the video shoot. The cinematic music video explores dark themes of purgatory, a spirit in limbo and battling against dark forces. Gripping imagery of shadowy figures permeate the video. “Dedicated (Remix)” is featured on the mixtape “Lyrical Fire Episode Two: Liquid Napalm” written and performed by Knowshun, produced by Credit Ninja B. The original track was by MF Doom & MF Grimm. The music video was shot,

Keys And Vices: “Chronic Nostalgia” can rock the socks off of any audience!

Keys And Vices are something of a Trojan horse. Hidden within the confines of a band with a cryptic name and fronted by a deceptively talented lady is a power-trio that can rock the socks off of any audience and probably any band they share a bill with. Stacked with massive riffs and sweet hooks, their “Chronic Nostalgia” is a monumental step in their recording career. With beefy production that highlights the tight dynamic between front-lady Jennifer Valdez (Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Lyrics), bassist Kevin McCarty and drummer Kris Ayala, the band’s first full-length offering packs enough punch to dominate modern

Brady Novotny: “Passions Collide” is a skilled expression of his dazzling compositions

During the early to mid-seventies is when the guitar maestros were coming out. John McLaughlin and Al Dimeola, were at the top in my book of guitarists. The mixed both electric and acoustic guitar virtuosity with equal ease. Rock, Jazz, Fusion and Flamenco abounded flavors abounded on their releases showcasing a 360° vision of the guitar as a lead instrument. Brady Novotny who started playing the guitar at the age of 10, is pretty much cut of the same cloth, and on his latest album, “Passions Collide”, he even includes a vocal track featuring his wife, Jennifer. Inspired by Randy

Tohi: “Out The Box” – emotional music you can chill or groove to!

Tohi is a rap artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He started his musical career as the first Persian rapper at the age of 13. He was forced to perform illegally in his native Tehran, where rap has been banned. In order to chase his dreams, Tohi located to Dubai for two years where he was able to create music openly, followed by a move to London. As he continued to build his career Tohi performed at major venues such as Barclaycard Arena Hamburg and The Global Arena Stockholm and HMV Forum London O2 and won awards, including Best

Bearzerk – An executive music team with a proven track record

Music management teams really are the industry’s Swiss Army knife. They can really transform careers. Where there’s a special artist, chances are there’s a special collective behind them, plotting moves behind the scenes. The best of the bunch tend to connect dots swiftly, think outside the box without losing sight of the little things, and, above all else, maintain a degree of close affinity and proximity to the artist and the music business itself. Music management companies exist to protect and nurture the business and creative interests of those they work with. It takes one set of skills to help

Exit 22 Music: “Just As You Are” has cracked the code for the modern music world

Barely a few months after the release of their previous single, Exit 22 Music and Chris Calamera are back with the new record “Just As You Are”. And it seems like the only rule of the New York City-based project is: there are no rules. They are mixing genres and experimenting with different styles and the result is the unique sound of Exit 22. Whenever the Calamera project drops a new release my expectations are extremely high. The song starts off slow and soulfully, and then loads itself with energy. The female vocals, as always, has never sounded so strong.

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean: “Lost & Found” – absolutely compelling!

Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean have released their latest collaboration single, “Lost & Found”. The two are no strangers to each other, having worked together on the multi-nominated, and award-winning track, “The Letting Go” with Levi Moore. Michael and Natalie also joined forces on Josie Award nominated track “Please Don’t”, as well as the 2017 single “Alive”. Michael Peloso is a New Jersey-based lyricist/songwriter who writes undeniably touching, honest lyrics with a sense of simplicity that are uniquely all his own. Natalie Jean is has achieved recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performs in English,

Deane Nesbitt Jr. – “Soundtracks in the Sand” – The meticulous sculpting of soundscapes

Although Deane Nesbitt Jr. has composed music for years, he does not read music. His unique background consists of practicing law for 16 years, co-founding an investment management company and writing an illustrated history of a 1912 investment bank. Deane’s music has been aired on more than 300 radio stations across America and Canada. His recent CD, “Music in Search of a Movie”, won the Philby Award in the United States for being one of the top 100 music CDs of 2015 and the Best Dramatic Music of the year. The album ranked on five CMJ charts for New World

ROSABEL: “The Album” – Compositions of the highest quality

ROSABEL the DJ duo consisting of Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera met in 1989 during the Winter Music Conference in Miami. For the better part of 25 years the two have been generating dance hits, and more recently, tag-team DJing for the masses around the globe. They dropped their first creation in 1994, with “La Puta” released via Groovilious, a part of Strictly Rhythm records out of New York. The continued dropping independent releases and filling floors each summer on Tommy Boy Records/NYC, and have since, officially remixed such artists as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Katy Perry, Cher, Gloria

Mr. P Chill: “Still Standing” – you’d be hard pressed to find a track you don’t like!

Mr. P Chill​is an independent hip hop emcee and producer with over two decades of experience as a recording and touring artist. Beginning his career as a recording artist in Sacramento, CA in 1992, Chill has not only embraced what it means to be an emcee, but has also shown a flair for entrepreneurship as he has chosen the path of independence. By 2007, Chill was performing an average of 50-­60 shows a year all over California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, while maintaining a full time day job.

The album cover

The album cover

In 2010, after burning the candle at both ends for a decade, Mr. P Chill went walked away from the 9 to 5 and devoted 100% of his energy to music and touring. Chill spends on average, ⅔ of every calendar year on the road, performing songs, selling merchandise, and most importantly, connecting with fans. With the forthcoming release of his 11th full length album, “Still Standing”, there is no sign that this 41-year-old Sacramento legend is stopping any time soon.

If you are a fan of hip-hop and rap, and find yourself constantly bogged down by the stuff heard on MTV and the radio; pick-up Mr. P Chill’s “Still Standing”. You’d be hard pressed to find a track out of the twelve on it, you don’t like. The album sort of traces a story through Chill’s working life and his experiences over the years. Its central theme is to be found in its title, “Still Standing” and the album’s opening song – which addresses the challenge of never giving up and holding onto your dreams, something Chill has clearly managed to do in his 23-year career.

But he even finds the time to pay tribute to his fans, as together with a beat by producer MILOGIC, Chill rolls out a head-nodding track entitled, “You Got Me” – dedicated to his devoted fans more appropriately known as Chilligan’s Army. The album winds into “No Regrets”, perhaps one of the most powerful and authentic old-school songs here. It features hip-hop legend Spyder-D and was produced by 3rd Child. “When Words Won’t Do”, the first single from the album, is also one of my personal favorites. Here Chill has teamed up with Los Angeles hip hop legend 2Mex of The Visionaries, to tell us about the things words just won’t describe perfectly.

Mr. P Chill

Mr. P Chill

Mr. P Chill’s is a skilled lyricist and delivers premium rhymes throughout this album, and the musical chemistry between him and each and every production is exceptional. This is highly evidenced on “Time Machine”, where Chill describes how he would like to go back in time and “warn people of the errors in our ways…” Nowhere else can you hear hip-hop like “Another Damn Crew Song (w/Decarie Black, Ms. La, DJ Double Ace, J.Smo, Lumis, Ian C and Poetic Supanova)” today; you’ll need to go back to the nineties to find anything close!

Since the late 90’s, mainstream hip hop has taken a very unpleasant turn with the main focus being money, cars, women and the other materialistic things that have been the sole motivation for getting a record deal and releasing albums full of pure garbage. The release of “Still Standing” once again gives us the correct formula and dose of hip hop that true fans would respect and appreciate.

Songs like “Criminal” and “Veteran Status” with Percee P, breathes life into a genre that has seemingly lost its way. Chill’s voice and lyrics shine through everything, and he never at any time, sounds in awe of his illustrious guests. “Spiritual Journey” and “You Got The Best Of Me (w/Mr. Hooper & Lumis)” is hip-hop at its finest, a poetic display of true feelings and emotions spit skillfully over divine beats.

Someone thoughtfully said that, “Hip-hop isn’t about being black or white, or about growing up in the streets or in an upper-middle class suburb. Hip-hop is about expressing what you truly feel in a clever rhetoric.” Hardly anyone fits this definition as well as Mr. P Chill. On “Still Standing”, he displays the unbelievable ability to break the rules of predictable and monotonous mainstream hip-hop and deliver an outstanding piece of work.

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