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

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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

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

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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

Stori Brooks – “RGB (1,0)” leaves no space for wasted words or excessive notes

It’s been more than four years since Stori Brooks sprung up from the Atlanta underground onto my radar. The prodigious rap skills, the casual genre-bending, and the disdain for conventionality drove her music from my ears into my heart. Brook’s subliminal war on the male dominated rap establishment has been excitingly captivating. On her songs, the artist puts on a rap clinic, flaying narratives in a flow so neat you might miss the fact that every piece of every line is as poetic as it is designed weaponry. Her voice is often the sole unifying force from track to track. She is a formidable spitter, whose flash and flow are unmistakably distinct, supported by her pursuit of a degree in English. Raised in South Carolina, the vocalist, songwriter, and producer is influenced by a broad spectrum of musicians – including her classical pianist mother who allowed a young Brooks to draw under her piano during performances.

Now Stori Brooks is back on my prime radar screen with a 3 track EP, entitled “RGB (1,0)”, which was released 4/28. Realized during this quarantine, the three tracks, namely “Red (Strength)”, “Green (Wisdom)” and “Blue (Serenity)”, come straight from her journal.

And if you’re wondering how it came out, let’s cut to the chase straight off – “RGB (1,0)” is concise, bold, assured, and very, very smooth. Airtight rhymes flow like hot melting liquid across washes of shimmering keys, percussive intricacies and lush layers of vocal delicacies.

“Red (Strength)” opens up the gambit, with an incessantly busy drum pattern, while Stori Brooks skitters over the top in breathless fashion. Up next is the expansive undulating swish of “Green (Wisdom)”. The beat is slower, the mood pensive, and the voice unmistakably mesmerizing.

The brevity of each track leaves no space for wasted words or excessive notes, everything is compressed in just enough time to capture you’re attention. The closer, “Blue (Serenity)” is almost like an extension of the gorgeousness, of the song that precedes it. Here Stori Brooks sprinkles repetitive phrases around her central vocal motif, which will undoubtedly have a hypnotic effect on listeners.

If these 5 minutes and 25 seconds are any indication, Stori Brooks still remains a breath of fresh air in today’s music scene, as she was a few years ago. She returns to grace with a recording that plays like the perfect soundtrack to her mindset in these troubled times.

Stori Brooks maneuvers effortlessly over warm production that requires more thinking and less moving. There’s a time and a place for every sound, and this was purposely meant for now. She is both expectedly eclectic and genuinely talented, as well as wholly unapologetic, as to how she affronts her art and craft.

She demonstrates, once again on “RGB (1,0)”, what devoted fans like myself have always known: She is truly one-of-a-kind as a vocalist, songwriter, producer, and a forward thinker. Throughout her catalog Stori Banks has delivered far more quality than most of her peers ever will, and more than most artists with careers twice as long as.



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