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 &

Eleven Dollar Bills: “All Our People” is filled with abundant hooks, pushy guitars and big choruses

Alternative rock band, Eleven Dollar Bills broke out of Chicago and veered towards the national scene via Los Angeles paying their dues along the way and performing on stages from New York to LA, including The Viper Room, The Craftsman in Santa Monica, and Sayers’ in Hollywood. With Berklee College of Music alumnus, Jordan Casty, at the helm the band has been riding atop “Waves,” the first single from their EP entitled “All Our People”. Produced in Los Angeles, by multi-platinum songwriter/guitarist Jim Huff, “Waves” was co-written with BMI Award-winning Danish songwriter, Rune Westberg.

When Eleven Dollar Bills emerged with their debut, it was clear that they were always going to break boundaries. They took elements of blues, indie, acid and classic rock and infused them with alternative and even some southern flavors. In comparison, their new EP harbors all those qualities plus a more confident disposition, giving fans a real taste of the band’s true personality, beneath the layers of aesthetic appropriation. The Bills’ music truly slices across multiple eras of rock. “All Our People” is filled with abundant hooks, pushy guitars and big choruses.

The band works up a stomping, snare-pounding fury right from the start of the opening track, “Go”, and hardly let up thereafter. That Eleven Dollar Bills is a multifaceted band quickly becomes clear on “Waves”, as they bring in all the sunny pop vibes they can find to fit their rock manteau, and they do it without being derivative or unoriginal.

But it’s the title track, “All Our People” that gives me the proverbial kick up the backside. If it’s true at all that rock and roll has been slipping, this track is a refreshing reminder of what once existed – a driving rhythm, a solid melody, powerful vocals, and enough peaks and valleys to keep the Adrenalin flowing to each climax point.

“Hold My Hand” is another nostalgic trip for me, steeped in rich warm layers of harmony and thick guitar lines, the intoxicating melody thrives on every note and sound that surrounds it. Hardly has a band so exuded the sweet juices of classic rock styles while managing to retain its own distinct modern flavor. “1,2,3” brings a balladry reprise and gives the Jordan Casty just enough time to forge a crystalline falsetto and sweet harmony before swinging into the full-blooded, acoustic guitar driven freight train rhythm of “Need Your Love”.

There is every possibility that “All Our People” is going to be met with instant acclaim, especially if you got into Eleven Dollar Bills through their debut release. Many will find the blend of constructed and raw aesthetics of this album to be very alluring. The band has proved their commitment to evolution in a tight and admirable way, without abandoning all of what got them their following to begin with.

Gone is the sludgy production sound and the loose psychedelic world of “Change Your Mind” or “Water On The Road”, replaced with an emotive and brewing development that focuses more on careful buildup, instrumental precision and pristine production. Eleven Dollar Bills have officially grown up with “All Our People”, and just about anybody who understands how three little chords are put together will appreciate the band’s metamorphosis into ‘think first’ musicians, ready for the A-League.

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