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

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

Charles Luck: “Earthquakes” ft. Addie &Tino Red – You can’t help but feel zeal!

“Earthquakes”, in my opinion, marks yet transition from normal lyricist to thoroughbred songwriter for Charles Luck. After several diverse hip hop and pop flavored releases, he has just dropped this new and dynamic EDM single produced by Ian Hanks, featuring the sublime vocals of Addie and rapper-singer, Tino Red. Soon, Charles will no longer be the underground writer that only a few people know about and as such, his music keeps changing and adapting, crossing all boundaries to reach new listeners. Yet an interesting struggle arises as a result from this.

How can you both, please your hardcore fans, market to new listeners, and make a song that you yourself are happy with. This was a concern of mine going into the track and I was pleasantly surprised at how the song was managed. Thankfully, Charles Luck is able to channel his talent and make a record that, although different, is exceptional in quality and grandeur and is one which truly shows off his, and his collaborators’ capabilities.

The first thing that should be noted is just how clean this track sounds.  The sound is exceptionally crisp and the transitions between verses are very smooth. The single’s cover too, quickly takes you to the track’s theme. The complexity of “Earthquakes” is stunning and the sound is extremely cutting edge throughout, retaining that classic Black Astronaut energy that we are familiar with. Everything that is a staple of modern EDM music is present in the song and singer Addie shows a remarkable ability to add her own uniqueness to the classic dance tropes.

The sounds utilizes the standard electronic beat formula of the past but incorporate a plethora of effects, twisted instruments, vocal hooks and the usual solid rap verse by Tino Red. The song, looking at it strictly from a technical perspective, is absolutely satisfying yet again.

The energy and power of Addie’s voice combined with the fast-paced sound of the electronic components of the music make something that is extremely reminiscent of past hit dance songs. It’s difficult not to physically, want to do something, when these types of songs are being listened to, and it is not surprising to see many of these songs get onto the Billboard charts, because they seem just the sort of songs that people would love to hear over a radio, as much as in the club.

The ability of Charles Luck’s songs to put an individual into a ‘mood’, whatever that mood may be, has thankfully not been lost here, and has actually progressed, and “Earthquakes” showcases that perfectly.What I think personally completely steals the track is Addie’s voice. The power and emotion of the Luck’s words come to life when she sings. You can’t help but feel zeal. It’s absolutely beautiful and the listener feels every emotion associated with the lyrics through her beautiful, crisp, and elegant voice.

Tino Red’s voice, on the other hand is as impressive as always, though this time wearing its rapper clothes. We all know that the different notes his singing voice can strike perfectly is absolutely stunning, but here he gives us a taste of his rapping skills.

The Charles Luck songs of the past were composed and sung in such a distinctive style. They had a rawness and a sense of underdog care and attention put into them that one easily fell in love with his music. As I listened to “Earthquakes”, I wondered whether Luck himself is using this track as a way of soul-searching and pondering.

Looking at current events, a sense of nostalgia for the past, and fear of the future define this track and make it distinctive in its own special way. Charles Luck has once again sparked an ecstasy of expectations, emotions, and reaction. In all, “Earthquakes” is a fantastic EDM track that makes me hunger for Luck’s next work…if only to see which direction he will be taking!

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