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 &

Omar Bowing: “Amen” forges an edgy and surreal atmosphere

Omar Bowing is a Guitarist, Guitarviolist and Songwriter currently located in Austin, Tx. His freshly released single is called “Amen” and features Tyson Yen (vocals), Tim Horsley (Drums) and Martin Motnik (Bass Guitar). The song was mixed by Charlie Kramsky and mastered by Jerry Tubb.

“Amen” takes me back about 20 years or so to the height of grunge music. While Omar Bowing’s alternative rock style is more complex than any single rock label, there has been a musical void since the grunge movement ended in the 90’s. As I listen to this track, I find it every bit as dark and brooding as the legendary music that marked that period.

Omar-Bowing-Amen-PaintThe instrumentation on “Amen” is very tight. The song is driven by the three pronged attack of drums, bass, and Bowing’s GuitarViol to a pace that is moderate, and this slower tempo is what helps create the brooding vibe. Tyson Yen’s lead vocal and the cleverly layered harmonies, do the rest to forge an edgy and surreal atmosphere that is both sparse and luscious and the same time.

I found the structure of “Amen” to be very interesting as the verses are fairly slow and driven by the base line and rolling percussion while the chorus takes the tempo and texture up briefly before giving way to the verse again. The sludgy-riffs, dominant rhythm section and the haunting harmonized vocals are all in place and make for a stunning experience.

The songwriting is there and the musicianship is top-notch, as is the production. From front to back, there isn’t a bad note to be found and even the most skeptical rock fan will have to concede that Omar Bowing’s GuitarViol more than lives up to its reputation. “Amen” is a perfectly crafted track that I find myself increasingly wanting to listen to. It is more subtle and purposeful than his previous work, with the amazing harmonies and melody adding extra luster to an already gorgeous alternative rock sound. It is a mysterious and atmospheric song full of mystical lyricism and the strange and beautiful tones of guitar wizard Omar Bowing.

Omar-Bowing-Amen-LogoBetween the melodic guitars, the dreamlike percussion and vocal harmonies, this song shows the band at the top of their game. Omar Bowing also whips out an awesome GuitarViol solo, which sounds great with his crushing distorted sound over the clean harmonies, percussion and bass.

“Amen” impressed me more than I ever expected. Everything I love about Omar Bowing’s previous work is here… and then some! Bowing has now added a dominant hypnotic spark to the band’s sound, while retaining the emotional power of their past recordings. As a musician I am amazed at the quality of the harmony that Bowing and singer Tyson Yen are able to accomplish in this song. Listening to this fantastic recording for the umpteenth time, made me realize that in this vast digital and sonic wastescape, there remain a few shining rock gems to hold onto. Omar Bowing’s “Amen” is indeed one of those gems.

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