Love Ghost – “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)” will now appeal to a much wider audience

It’s always great to see a band evolve and branch out in new directions. What is even better is to see them succeed at this difficult endeavor. With their latest single –  “Pillz (The Sky is Falling)”, we see L.A. based alternative rock band Love Ghost continue on the path of evolution into much more than a rock band . They incorporate trap beats, rock grit and rap verses, to really diversify their sound on this recording. It’s really impressive to hear this sonic distinctiveness which demonstrates this band’s talent, and their fingers on the beating pulse of modern trends. I

Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

Signed to Big Top Entertainment L.L.C, along with the production team Cali 303, Luis Torres aka LU, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and engineer, born in the city of Guadalajara. He migrated with his parents at the age of one where his family settled in Colorado. Produced by Kxvi, LU’s debut single “Ride or Die”, also features R&B singers-songwriters, Omari Night and DazeOnEast. This is perfect melodic R&B/Pop record, as LU and his crew know melody, quickly laying down the narrative’s overriding tone: “Girl You Know that I am down for you, in the fire shooting rounds for you, ain’t no

Gabe Lopez – “End Of The Lost Summer” deserves top level recognition!

It is extremely rare to come across an artist like Gabe Lopez, who is poised, multi-talented, bold, self-confident yet humble – and surprisingly, one whose name you should already be very familiar with. The reasons are evident. Gabe Lopez is a Billboard Top 5 singer-songwriter and producer, who has produced and written recent music for Belinda Carlisle, New Kids On The Block, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Twice, Key and other multi-platinum artists. He has also produced and written for Joey McIntyre, Charice, James Brown, The Other Two on Comedy Central, SHINee, Tae Yang, VeriVery, DreamNote, Gayme Show, American Idol finalists and

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

Mike Masch: “The New Amplifier” – the underlying focal point of his talent is the production!

The New Amplifier is the brand new album from rising Hip-hop producer Mike Masch. The media hype states that the album comes with a “complete collection of thunderous 808 bass, mesmerizing synths, hip-hop strings, powerful brass, smooth piano, guitar riffs, all guaranteed to amplify your night! With enlightening and inspirational wordplay, the album is a call to push for more, to be different, to be unique. To reach for higher!”

The question is, just how close did Mike Masch come to fulfilling those gargantuan artistic promises? And for those who don’t know, just who is Mike Masch to start with?

Mike-Masch-coverMike Masch, from Ann Arbor, MI and is an American music producer-singer-songwriter. Growing up taking piano lessons at only 5 years old and listening to his dad’s classical music 8 tracks, he realized at an early age that music was a passion. It wasn’t until his teen years when those classical 8 tracks turned into a huge enjoyment for hip-hop music. After experiencing a variety of different musical genres while growing up in Michigan, Mike eventually furthered his education in music production and audio engineering, and began work as a DJ. His discovery of music production opened avenues for him, leading to the release of his debut album, and now this titanic 67 minute, 17-track follow up, entitled “The New Amplifier”.

Wow. That’s the first word that came to mind every time another track ended on this album. Mike Masch is a genius. It’s that simple. He does not fail at anything that he attempts here. This album is plain incredible. The lyrical content tells a great story. It’s not just another rapper singing about generic topics, ruining all sense of musical talent with autotune. It is a journey that Mike Masch walks you through, holding your hand the whole way. And when I say walk, I mean walk! Mike’s rapping style is unorthodox, steady and paced, going for dramatic vocal impact rather than fast technical raps alla TechN9ne, for example. It is obviously an acquired taste, and one that grows on you steadily track after track. From “Belief Revived” to the heartfelt “Now You Know”, or “Ready or Not” to “Rain Fury”, he gives you strong insight into his true inner feelings and thoughts.

Mike-Masch-350The amount of things Mike Masch succeeds with on with this record is very high, but the one underlying focal point of his talent is the production. It is what sets him apart from his colleagues and on par with many of his peers. Mike Masch is a through and through skilled music producer, blending a series of epic electronic soundscapes that most rappers would die for. The richness of the tones and the variation in moods make this a thrilling listen from start to finish. Mike Masch isn’t just some fly-by-night rapper making music for a buck. Much like Radiohead has done, Mike seems to want to push his music forward, busting out whole walls with just one melodic piano line, as on “Music Is Life”. My perception is that even if Mike dropped the rapping he has the potential to become a much sought after music producer in the game.

Mike Masch’s musical range and creativity with “The New Amplifier” is second to none. He does a great job of capturing the soul and moment in every song, by making you feel the emotion behind everything he is saying. In short, the album is brilliant. The rhymes are clever, the music is extremely rich, while the emotions are raw and the themes are totally epic. This album is musically pleasing, emotionally resonant, and entirely relevant. It is a very well composed musical journey, and one that you should absolutely follow!

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