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

Rashod Holmes Announces New Single ‘The One’

The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

Hybrid Blues fuses stellar musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and soul-stirring vocals

Out of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hybrid Blues are a 4-piece band, made up of Mike Everard (guitars, vocals), Adam Pendred (bass), Mark Schaumann (drums) and award winning front-man, singer-songwriter Roy Hudson. The band signed to SGNB Records USA, has just released its self-titled blues-based album. No two songs on “Hybrid Blues” sound the same. The record not only showcases Roy’s abilities as a singer and a songwriter, but also highlights the wide range of influences that have impacted on his music. The album takes you in so many different dynamic directions that it can feel a little dizzying, while the

Marshall Artz Productionz – “Go Missing” ft. SeanQ – is incredibly hypnotic, with crystal-clear production

Released Aug 28th, “Go Missing” Prod. by Marshall Artz Productionz, is the producer’s 3rd single release since June. The track will be featured on his upcoming 2021, self-titled LP “Marshall Artz Experiment”. The song features singer-songwriter SeanQ, from Dallas, Texas. The producer’s blend of R&B-inspired neo-soul and smooth chill sounds becomes its own entity within the hip-hop and urban music world. Marshall Artz Productionz work should gain high appraisal through its colorful and subtly amped vibes that play to any genre lover’s ears alike. After listening to this track, I expect that the outpouring of demand for more of the

Evie Calabasas – “STARGIRL” – strong, sensitive vocals and soul-baring songs

Evie Calabasas is a 20 year-old singer and songwriter. She started playing guitar at the age of 6 and started singing at 15 years old. After attempting to be part of band on numerous occasions, Evie finally opted for a solo career. Her first solo project, the 3 track EP “STARGIRL”, has its title inspired by the first song she ever played live.  It is a tempered and exceptional record. It shakes, rattles and rolls with minimal, almost absent percussion, a dominantly strummed acoustic guitar and occasional keyboard interludes. Above all, is Evie Calabasas’ voice, which delivers an untethered, sweetly

SNOZ: “Scary Hour” – a fascinating foray that ambitiously pushes the limits of self-expression

Born in Nigeria and currently based in Malaysia, SNOZ is a multi-talented artist who has overcome many obstacles to become the artist he is today, expressing his message through modeling as well as producing and creating music. A college dropout, he used the time to hone his craft and grow his fan-base. His current project, “The Life of SNOZ” is available now. Taken from that mixtape is the single, “Scary Hour”. The mixtape is meant as an embodiment of SNOZ’s discography, and it makes sense showing a lot of flexibility. He delivers a rapping to singing scheme, together with the juxtaposition of up-tempo vibes and down-tempo tunes. On the song “Scary Hour”, he drops a mind-blowing switch in his unique flow and continues to drop more bars without allowing listeners to recover from the shock.

Ad libs in hip-hop have become predictable, so it might not seem like a big deal when an artist drops an unexpected ad lib to a line, but SNOZ takes rap fans by surprise. On “Scary Hour” he creates something unique with his ad libs and vocal effects, spicing up the arrangement.

If there’s anyone hasn’t listened to SNOZ until now, this track is the perfect project for them to begin their adventure into the rapper’s multicolored set list. He is often heartfelt, turning struggles into poetry. The potent imagery expands his evocative experiences of life into large, towering portraits.

SNOZ understands the power of familiarity, yet the need to present what’s fresh and new. With “Scary Hour”, SNOZ further displays an understanding of the realm his artistry occupies, and how he’s able to insert new elements without fumbling the mastery of his trap-soaked melodies.

Moreover his songs never drag because most of them are not overlong, and because SNOZ is a wizard when it comes to making words sound strangely cool. “Scary Hour” dazzles thanks to harrowing vocals, raw emotion, and great beat-making. This track is an almost perfect vehicle for the unorthodox rapper to show his wares.

“Scary Hour”, much like the rest of the mixtape, builds a layered and detailed cinematic landscape. “The Life of SNOZ” never sits still, and it never remains in one groove for long. It is a raw interpretation of his heartfelt musings filtered through an audio processor and laid bare at the intersection of trap, rap and R&B.

It’s a fascinating foray that ambitiously pushes the limits of self-expression. The mixtape knows exactly what it is — a conduit for SNOZ to articulate his rawest feelings, in an unapologetic way in order to convey his most profound expressions, with the same intensity and passion he originally felt them.

On “Scary Hour”, SNOZ is superbly expressive, finding the range to croon in a crackling, jarring voice. In a class of eccentric rappers, SNOZ can stand among them as one of the most dynamic different. He is putting everything into his craft, and should be seeing a huge return on investment sometime in the near future.

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