Sophia Maeda – “ASHITA” bursts with sound and energy!

Sophia 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 Sophia has dropped 3 singles so far, including “ASHITA”. If you like Sophia 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 &

FuzzKill – “The Get Better” reaches all the expected heights!

FuzzKill is a four-piece rock band that started in Boston, MA. Introduced to one another through musical theatre, the band’s sound is firmly rooted in early 2000’s pop-punk influences. They released their debut studio album, “Happen”, in early 2019, and their sophomore album, “The Get Better”, just dropped on September 19th 2020. We have all heard the biggest punk bands of the 90’s and early 00’s. Their music mainly consisted of driving drums, distorted pop-punk guitar work and a set of memorable lyrics to go with the angst-filled high energy vocals. Today punk bands are a rarity, and any good

Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

Trazmo: “Moving On” – a unique, smooth take on the genre

Twenty-nine year-old Trazmo is an up-an-coming French artist. Specializing in electronic genres, the producer has been making music for 10 years now. His latest offering is the Tropical House track, “Moving On”, out via the Music Revolution label. Trazmo is a horse of a different color when it comes to Tropical House music. The way he incorporates the vocals and lead synth in his pieces is absolutely brilliant. He combines the progressive melodies of Tropical House with a soulful sound that melds perfectly; creating a blend that is both soothing, and euphoric. Trazmo’s drum patterns are extremely good, and overall his music just sounds really well composed. With a strong rhythm and a catchy melody, the vocals are added in to give the late night summer vibe that you won’t hear on the main stage of a large outdoor festival, but rather in NYC night clubs or on the intimate sets at your local auditorium.

And that’s what sets Trazmo apart from his contemporaries and peers. His brand of Tropical House on “Moving On”, is a lot more snug and warm than the regular anthemic motifs doing the rounds. Usually, electronic dance always has a habit of throwing everything, including the kitchen sink, at the listener.

This happens with the volume turned up to 11 and an explosive electronic riff usually substituting for the refrain. But then you have exceptions such as “Moving On”. The track is a unique, smooth take on a genre usually filled with loud noises. “Moving On’s” marquee of catchy riffs, vibrant and spacious atmosphere and incredible vocal talent will be a crowd-pleaser.

Trazmo delivers a warm and relaxing experience that will have you feeling like you’re floating towards heaven. There’s never an array of different electronic melodies and effects flying around at once. There aren’t any loud drums or earth-shaking bass to be found.

There is only the attractive craftsmanship of Trazmo and his ability to create a soulful song out of the same verse-buildup-drop structure of the traditional EDM track. He accomplishes this electronic music production by regressing to a melody and its surrounding harmonizing chords.

“Moving On” succeeds in the form of well-crafted, calm and collected electronic music that keeps to the form of the traditional EDM song structure, while avoiding the precarious clichés. Throughout its length, the delivers a relaxing experience through a lush style of production that creates a space of elation and composure in the otherwise noisy world of electronic music. Another strength of “Moving On” obviously stems from the amazing female vocal talent featured on the track.

In many ways, Trazmo gives electronic music artists tasked with navigating the post-EDM landscape a roadmap of sorts. It gracefully pays respect to the influences at its foundation while simultaneously refusing to adhere to its restrictive boundaries, incorporating instrumentation and a style with such taste that the track sounds like the logical next step in the creative journey of a navigated creator.

Once again, whether it’s the delicate chords in the verses which intertwine with the rhythm, or the bouncy keyboard stabs underneath the smooth vocals in the chorus, Trazmo’s talents as an electronic producer shines here. Add this to vocals – which has the ability to be both soft and soulful – and you have a successful track which certainly sets the tone for future releases from the artist.

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