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

Kissy Sell Out: “Give Me Your Hand” Remixes – Each remix finds that nerve that makes you wiggle with every beat

Thomas Bisdee aka Kissy Sell Out, born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, is a British/Canadian DJ, producer, graphic designer. Kissy Sell Out gained notability in 2006 for his eccentric electro productions and energetic DJ style. In 2009 Mixmag described him as “one of the most exciting, charismatic and entertaining DJs of the decade”. In addition to his DJ work he has released four albums – Youth, the critically acclaimed follow-up Wild Romance,[Introducing Kissy Sell Out and San City High All Stars.

kissy-sell-out-coverFrom 2007–2012 he hosted a very successful BBC Radio 1 show called the Kissy Klub Kissy Sell Out also composed official music for the 2012 Olympics ceremonies held in London. A few months back Kissy dropped a set of remixes entitled “Give Me Your Hand”, featuring remixes by Sonic Snares, Storm and FRNKROK. The track also features Elliot Chapman.

After the stunning success of his previous works, Kissy Sell Out returns with a set chock full of hard-hitting House gems. This is dance through and through. Each remix finds that nerve that makes you wiggle with every beat, but the remixes themselves resonate with the feeling that you find in pop tracks.

There is a melody, a talk of love, a cry to do things right. The vocalist brings his own personality through the various, stellar electro-vibed House beats, whether it be “Give Me Your Hand [SONIC SNARES Remix]”, “Give Me Your Hand [STORM Remix]”, or “Give Me Your Hand [FRNKROK HOUSE Remix]”.

Kissy Sell Out

Kissy Sell Out

The Carrillo Music Label is actually the name that drew me to this set the most. I do appreciate Kissy Sell Out and all that he does, and seeing his name attached to the quality of the Carrillo Music roster, was just too much to pass up, especially with the set boasting 3 diverse remixes by Sonic Snares, Storm and FRNKROK.  “Give Me Your Hand” is definitely a dance stomper. It is a great electro composition that starts small, promises big, and delivers with gusto.

Elliot Chapman performs the vocals for this track, and if Kissy Sell Out and Carrillo Music play their cards right it could be a bona fide club hit. It is a truly spectacular piece of music, and I find myself tapping my foot, or walking to the beat, and thanks to the incessant vocal hook which repeats: “Give me your hand”, I’m thinking about it at some point throughout the day.

“Give Me Your Hand” by Kissy Sell Out, featuring remixes by Sonic Snares, Storm and FRNKROK would appeal to anyone who likes EDM, regardless of its subgenres, as it gives your heart an electric charge and your feet a reason to move. Another winner from America’s hottest independent dance music label – Carrillo Music!

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