Sassy Vee – “In My Dreams” has a fantastic chill dance rhythm running its course

Longing, hope, and a need to believe in reality, pour out of “In My Dreams”, the new singer by singer-songwriter Sassy Vee. It’s a clear, accomplished cry from the heart, exorcising its illusions by declaring them bluntly. “In my dreams we’re together. Holding hands and making plans forever. I wish it were true, but I cannot be with you. You have another.” The song introduces Sassy’s strengths: a voice with sultry intensity, songwriting that goes directly to the point and a production that is well aware of both EDM and Pop. The song’s arrangement is lucid and uncluttered, placing all

Adrian Davis Releases Brand New Single: ‘We Can Do It’

July 2020 – This year has not been the easiest by a long shot, with lock-down rules keeping people indoor and breaking havoc on our lifestyles. In addition to that, we are all experiencing social and political tension, casting even more uncertainty on these hard times. Having said that, there is still hope: We Can Do It! Such is the positive message behind Adrian Davis’ brand new single release, and its inspiring title. His music is a great example of what happens when there is a special synergy in a production. Everything feels absolutely balanced, with a stark attention to

Max M continues to expand his musical catalog with his new track ‘Imaginary Problems’

The emerging legacy of artist, deejay, and producer Max M has captured the attention of music lovers from around the world. Max M’s passion for DJing and music production began during his teen years. He would later begin a successful career in Computer Science and gain renown as an IT expert before returning to the music world a few months ago. Max M’s heralded return was marked by the release of two singles Under Water and Never Wanna Leave, which were ranked first and fifth on the American DJ site Digital DJ Pool. Max M continues to expand his musical

Shari Rowe Releases Inspiring New Single, “The Heavy”

Country artist Shari Rowe delivers a message of conviction in her newest single, “The Heavy,” a song of awakening meant to encourage listeners to be a helping hand to those who need it most. “We wrote ‘The Heavy’ to inspire,” says Shari Rowe. “We can all relate. Getting that news, feeling that pain, losing sleep over the things we see in the world, grieving the loss of loved ones. ’The Heavy’ comes into our lives in many ways, and we have the power to lighten the load for each other. We all have opportunities, big or small, to be the

Maki – “Atlas Hacked” is as substantial as it metaphysical, in its approach

It’s sometimes hard to find the words that accurately bring justice to avant-garde electronic works. With an artist like Maki you almost only have to mention his name for fans of the underground independent scene, to understand the potential for a great album of music. Maki should be an instantly recognizable global name within the mainstream electronic world of sound. His latest release, “Atlas Hacked”, is a classic album in the making. And I do not say this lightly. There is a growing body of research that has examined the impact on adolescents and adults of internet and social media

KERRIA Takes Powerful Stand to Encourage People to Speak Up with “No More”

Gibraltarian singer-songwriter KERRIA is saying “No More” in the most powerful way possible. Her new single is an emotive masterpiece and presented with such intensity, it is impossible to ignore. The lyrics were inspired from the singer’s previous abusive relationship and takes us deep into her soul. It is rare that a performer will share such deep honesty with the world and KERRIA has not only held nothing back, she’s gone a step further. The accompanying video for this amazing track features 90 TikTok Influencers assuring it will reach their combined fanbases of more than four million people around the

TRIG – “SILENCE” – engaging songwriting, and smooth resonating vocals

Hopewell, VA native, Otis Holmes aka TRIG – singer and songwriter, is back with a double installment release entitled “SILENCE” recorded at his studio Exalt Recordings. The dark covered mixtape release contains 6 songs, while the light colored EP is made of 7 cuts. Throughout his discography, fans have been given a taste of his true versatility. TRIG has shown his lyrical ability time and time again, as well as his R&B crooning style which is just as impressive, and he delivers both across these projects. The production on these recordings is great – taking either a chilled, low-key and

Prodi Lemaj & Skuhd Taylor – “PRESSURE” – a combination of aggressive deliveries mixed with a cool demeanor

Since its beginnings, hip-hop’s most explosive moments have often been its collaborations. When two rappers team up unexpectedly, the results can be compelling. However, when two artists work together frequently they develop a kind of alchemy—everything they’re on together becomes more than the sum of its parts—which is why when you see, see Prodi Lemaj & Skuhd Taylor next to each other on a track-list, you know it’s going to result in something special. It’s those connections—the rappers who keep working on each other—that make rap such a dynamic, versatile genre. Prodi Lemaj & Skuhd Taylor are a duo of

“Days of Summer” – Will Diehl’s voice is made for story and verse

What is remarkable about Will Diehl is not simply that he’s one of the finest, thoughtful underground singer-songwriters around, but the fact that over the course of his career, he has staying true to his essential folk-rock and Americana core while, incredibly, continuing to break new ground. Now on his latest album, “Days of Summer”, we get to hear the most celestial and melodious vocals he’s ever committed to record. The songs themselves blend elements of pop, folk and even jazz and psychedelic rock, to produce an otherworldly, yet intimate set. As always the lyrics, focused and penetrating, deft, emblematic

Gasner The Artist is poised to blow everything else in his category right out of the water

The singer and songwriter known as Gasner The Artist has released his latest self-titled Country album, “Gasner The Artist”, which has been proudly released independently, with the support of Belak Consulting music company. Raised on R&B and Motown legends, while being inspired by country stars, when you hear Gasner The Artist sing, it is undoubtedly him, no one else sounds like this at all in Country. He has such a distinctive vocal and it has such a warm, friendly, rich and soulful tone that he could sing the phone book and you would be impressed. After listening to the album

Nathan Riese – “Hallucinatory” stands strong in today’s cross-genre Alt/R&B/Rap/Trap market!

Nathan Riese is an 18 year old singer, rapper, and producer from Fort Worth, Texas. He has been making music since he was 12 years old. A couple of months ago Nathan dropped his 11 track album/mixtape entitled “Hallucinatory”. This is a great place to be introduced to the talents of this artist, as it showcases most of the tools in his skillset, while at the same time exploring various styles and genres. Very few new wave rappers actually manage to provide an interesting sound outside of their artsy aesthetics, but Nathan Riese is a general exception. His otherworldly production and multiple cadences accentuate the eclectic flavor that dominates his work. On minute his rolling out bars, the next his tied up in mellifluous croon. His music is awash with harmony and melody and a substantial layer of atmosphere.

The sounds on “Hallucinatory” are smothered in slivers of electronic genius, where expanding synths, slapping percussion and a series of edgy vocal effects embellish each track. Nathan Riese is making some of his most interesting and unique music ever.

Nathan is overflowing with a strange charisma that manifests itself through off-the-wall flows, voice bending choruses, and song structures that flirt with alternative rap. Nathan articulates his thoughts in ways that only he could. He doesn’t fit in with your typical cast of urban artists, as he is a forward thinker who stands out no matter which crowd you compare him to.

The album kicks off with a spoken word intro drawn over a hazy synth backdrop, but its “Psychedelics” which gives us our first taste of Nathan Riese’s nebulous electro-groove drowned in a slow-burn of cascading keys. His voice is airy and melodic as it floats across the soundscape.

“Here Comes The Vibe (Interlude)” maintains the same understated psychedelic mood, with the addition of smoothly rapped verses. “2500” (Feat. Lucky Samurai Blue & Lano), forges a deep soulful canvas where distinct rhymes meet wistful croons.

Moving forward, the blend of trip-hop, rap, and R&B flavors, meander and expand across the album, sometimes leaning move towards one genre, and then towards another. In between, Nathan Riese weaves and threads his cryptic narratives within gentle but persuasive tones.

“Wild Night” (Feat.KIDD) and “Pt 2 (In My Room)”, being standout examples of this aesthetic, as Nathan exclaims: “I was trippin in my room. Psychedelics in my room. Look at what you really do. I just try to keep it cool.” Nathan Riese is triple-threat rolled in to one creative artist.

Nathan conveys a warm, deep core throughout the record earning it immediate authenticity. “In My Dreams 2020” delivers a throbbing futuristic electro production, as does “It Doesn’t Matter”. This latter track thrives on a captivating melody and a slow head-nodding beat.

This is one of favorites.  “Spaceship” continues Nathan’s head trip into the unknown, as arpeggiated keys and a throbbing bassline keep him company. Twisted vocoder effects usher in the ethereal “My Mind” (ft.Lauren), where the top tier vocal arrangements truly stand out. The album closes with the booming 808s of “Oh My God”, and some more delicious vocal stylings from Nathan.

“Hallucinatory” clearly has substance. Its eleven tracks stand strong in today’s cross-genre Alt/R&B/Rap/Trap market. Here Nathan Riese shows equal force both in his creative song-writing ability and talent as a vocalist. This combination, as well as his superb sound production, allows him to switch between singing and rapping, all while keeping an audience intrigued with his content and the mind-expanding tale he has to tell.


About The Author


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.