Ute – “Happiness Together” – thoughtfully sung beautiful music from a strong female singer

Ute is a singer, born in Germany, whose heart is in the USA, alongside a huge part of her fans. Ute’s best friend, Grammy winner Kurt Wipfli, is also her producer, and many of her songs are originally written and composed by him as well. Her latest single is, is the love ballad, “Happiness Together”. “It is about that once in a lifetime story when you realize that the person right next to you is the one who you want to spend the rest of your life with,” explains Ute. This is thoughtfully sung, beautiful music from a strong female

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

Sergio N. Lialin: “Siempre, Mi Amor” – organically-driven, world music soundscapes

Born and raised in San Francisco, the Russian descendant Sergio N. Lialin, first picked up an acoustic guitar in 5th grade at the Star of the Sea grammar school. However he began singing and playing songs in ceremonial circles in the rainforest of Brazil about 20 years ago. These songs are referred to as medicine songs, sung to heal the heart, lift the spirit, and bless the earth. In his debut album “Siempre, Mi Amor” (Always, My Love), Sergio N. Lialin  leads the listener through songs in Sanskrit, Spanish, Portuguese and English with unique and lively instrumentation such as classical guitar, violin, saxophone, organ, gitalele, lap steel guitar, cello and Rhodes piano.

The international cast of musicians performing on the album, includes Gdlik (saxophonist from St. Petersburg, Russia), Yann (cellist from France), Paskal (accordionist from France), singers Cyrene, Sonya Stewart, (from Venezuela), Kristina Perez (from Sau Paulo, Brazil). Pianist Sean Nerney from Singapore and French cellist Yann are among the featured instrumentalists.

The appeal of listening to “Siempre, Mi Amor” is threefold: First, Sergio N. Lialin’s music is relentlessly resonating and mood elevating. There is a happiness and joy which never fails to make your outlook on life better. Second, the music is healing.

It cuts through tension and removes the stress and aggravation of everyday living. Third, it’s uplifting. The organically-driven, world music soundscapes are expressive and soul-moving. If these textures, melodies, harmonies and rhythms, don’t get your body and spirit subtly moving, you’ll need life support.

The amazing thing is, considering that this is Sergio’s debut album, there doesn’t seem to be a single misplaced or extraneous note on this entire recording – it is as close to perfection as anything I’ve heard. “Siempre, Mi Amor” is really a beautifully crafted album in every facet and detail.

Plunk yourself down and listen to this wonderful record. I’m sure you’ve come to think you have a pretty nice music collection. Whatever criteria you measure it by, Sergio N. Lialin’s music will make it better.

Once you’ve soaked this one up you’ll undoubtedly agree. From the moment you press play on the album opener, “Arpo do Universo (The Harp of the Universe)”, you’ll be mesmerized by the power of its harmonic and melodic structure – both instrumentally and vocally. Moving forward you’ll be struck by the gentle warmth of Sergio’s voice. His Spanish vocal on “Con Su Ayuda” is enticingly captivating.

“May This Be Clear (To All)” is one of my favorite tracks on album. It blends an uplifting folk melody interspersed with bluesy guitar and jazzy horn interludes. That this is an album one can listen to and treasure throughout the years and never tire of becomes evident on the sensational “Peace, Ayahuascita”.

Sergio’s voice here is a subtle and loving instrument, which together with the female harmonies soars like the magical vultures do over the dense green of Brazil. These same qualities can also be found in “This Will Prevail”.

Each song on the album stands on its own as an indelible testimony of Sergio N. Lialin’s felicitous state of mind, heart and soul, and which he so beautifully transmits to the listener on “A River (To Your Heart)” and “(So I’ll)Take It Easy”. Sergio N. Lialin’s music is soft, warm and smooth on the outside, but is laced with strength, power and energy just below the surface. “Siempre, Mi Amor” will relax you and invigorate you at the same time!

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