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 &

King in the Belly: “Let’s Go” meets the expectations of old school rockers and modern day hipsters

King in the Belly is an Australian/Brazilian alternative rock band based in Brazil. The band consisting of “Ted” Bertoloni (lead vocals, guitar), Vinicius Boareto (drums), Diogo Silverio (guitar) and Luke Kiernan (bass), released its first single “Behind” in March 2017 and followed that up with another 3 singles during the same year. 2017 also saw the band touring regionally, and in Sâo Paulo, the largest city in the country. King in the Belly who cites a wide range of musical influences ranging from Australian rock to Alabama Shakes, also played a standout gig at the first Brazilian Google House during the SXSW-inspired HackTown Festival. The band’s debut album is set to be released in early 2018. In the meantime the band drop yet another rocking pearl with the single – “Let’s Go”.

There’s always going to be people who long for the days of old and reminisce about how great everything used to be. In music, this seems to be exacerbated ten-fold as older generations long for the sounds they grew up and refuse to let go of the past. Yes, older artists become influences for new musicians to rise and take shape, but the evolution and progression of musical styles is a necessity in order for the art form to keep growing and expanding.

Add to that point and there’s also a strong desire from some bands to push forward into new boundaries. This dilemma of different sonic approaches is where true rock fans seem to be divided the most. In the mainstream, a band like The Foo Fighters, were always able to meet the expectations of both old school rockers and the modern day hipsters.

In the underground rock scene, King in the Belly is on the same wavelength, and are able to meld pure ass kicking retro rock qualities with modern emotional astuteness.  “Let’s Go”, which will assuredly become a fan favorite for its abrasive guitar usage and massive rock anthem approach, crashes upon listeners eardrums. It’s a pulsating and fiery approach from the band, and one that suits them beautifully.

One of the things that King in the Belly does extremely well is present varied bursts of infectious energy throughout their songs, and it’s noticeable within the span of the first four bars on “Let’s Go”. Here King in the Belly feels like summer rock band, making music to be blared from car speakers while speeding down a highway somewhere.

By the time the songs ends, the question for making a tough appraisal arises. How do you assess King in the Belly’s latest track with such a high standard set by their previously released singles? Objectivity remains the key but at the end of the day it still is not easy. So many of their characteristics run through all of their songs, though it’s safe to say their music will always be anthemic and fizzing with vibrancy. Ready for radio airplay.

What transpires is that with “Let’s Go”, King in the Belly seem to continue crafting songs that amicably fit into their discography, yet can admirably stand out on their own. There’s a level of positivity in their outlook that radiates throughout the music they present to the public.

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