Kahbay – “Cayenne Pepper Boy” – an entertaining story with a vibrant template

Rising out of the gritty underground of New Orleans rap scene, Kahbay is a new emerging rapper, who has released a mixtape through his own music company – Greater New Orleans Sound. His music is regularly played around major venues in New Orleans, with Kahbay himself performing numerous times at the legendary Blue Nile. Spending much of his childhood around local parades and live bands he has been captivated by the craft since the very beginning. Now tackling global markets with his own personal sound and style, Kahbay recently dropped his single “Cayenne Pepper Boy”. Right from the outset, the

LU – Ride or Die” ft. Omari Night and DazeOnEast – a surreal and identifiable tone!

Signed to Big Top Entertainment L.L.C, along with the production team Cali 303, Luis Torres aka LU, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and engineer, born in the city of Guadalajara. He migrated with his parents at the age of one where his family settled in Colorado. Produced by Kxvi, LU’s debut single “Ride or Die”, also features R&B singers-songwriters, Omari Night and DazeOnEast. This is perfect melodic R&B/Pop record, as LU and his crew know melody, quickly laying down the narrative’s overriding tone: “Girl You Know that I am down for you, in the fire shooting rounds for you, ain’t no

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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

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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

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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|

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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

Love Ghost – “Dead Brother”- a fresh new synthesis!

L.A. based rock band Love Ghost, are back with a brand new single entitled “Dead Brother” (release date January 24th). The accompanying music video (which was shot by Rob Zombie’s camera operator Hassan Abdul-Wahid, and directed by acclaimed horror actor Jeff Daniel Phillips) has already won Best Music Video awards at 3 international film festivals. Dark. Theatrical. Ambitious. These are the words that immediately come to mind when describing Love Ghost’s newest release, and they’re the words that make it so unique in their discography. “Dead Brother” takes the quintet’s tried-and-true sound and offers a more complex and DARKER take on it, as well as some aggressive riff passages that keep the intensity going.

While this isn’t the first time the band have delivered on the technical end, it was never delivered with such potency or meaning. What we’re listening to is a full-fledged rock experience revolving around the elements of horror, psychological terror, and the evident conduct that creates violent behavior.

And when exploring these thought-provoking themes, Finnegan Bell (guitar and lead vocals), Ryan Stevens (bass and background vocals), Samson Young (drums and background vocals), Nicky Renard (lead guitar) and Cory Batchler (keyboards), sound revitalized and full of vibrancy.

Whether it’s the elaborate orchestrations, the aggressive-yet-melodic hard rock stylings, or the traditional anthemic choruses, Love Ghost manage to incorporate the genre’s past incarnations into a fresh new synthesis. And, as someone who’s waited for this band to go heavier and darker, I can’t tell you how excited I am that they’ve fully embraced this approach.

It’s not just expressed in terms of complexity or technicality, either. Perhaps the best thing about “Dead Brother” is that it provides listeners with an audio-visual approach to music, in which the lyrics and musical atmosphere match up frighteningly beautiful.

Starting with a fantastic, chugging melodic buildup before giving us some heavy riffage to chew on throughout the majority of the song, it’s hard not to get goosebumps when singer-songwriter Finnegan Bell chillingly emotes so well throughout each verse. “I killed my brother last night. I stabbed him twice with a knife,” is only the start of the gory story.

The track gets deeper into its powerful-like moments as it progresses. There’s a giant of an arrangement here, and it’s filled with wonderful instrumentation and direction. The intensity, the theatrical sound, the lyrics, the entire concept is impressive. It’s catchy enough to appeal to people that aren’t into rock, yet it still has all of the elements that rock fans love.

Ryan Stevens is a pretty skilled bass player, and the song gives him plenty of room to show off his talent, alongside drummer Samson Young who keeps the beat mesmerizingly sinister. This majestic piece of work has been further beefed up by Cory Batchler’s atmospheric keyboards, and Nicky Renard’s ringing guitar work.

But then this should be no surprise from a band that has opened for Buckcherry, Berlin, Smash Mouth, The Young Dubliners, The Tubes, Fuel, and Irish singer-songwriter Mundy. Not to mention the fact that Love Ghost are currently working on a new album with legendary producer Danny Saber (The Rolling Stones, U2, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, etc.).

“Dead Brother” is an absolute must for any die-hard Love Ghost fan, or the perfect launching platform for anyone who is curious about this band but have not yet dipped their toes. This is a stunning work. In fact, it is the best thing the band has produced. Musically, it entertains on a higher level.

OFFICIAL LINKS:
Website: https://www.loveghost.com
Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/artist/love-ghost/345566313?mt=1&app=music
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveghost_official
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/LoveGhost
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@LoveGhost_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loveghost.official
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/loveghost_official
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7oYWWttOyiltgT19mfoUWi?si=uBDs4XScRp-F_7d6oiBvrg

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