Category: REVIEWS

CD and DVD reviews

Moe Green’s Eye – ‘Fast Radio Bursts Live EP’

Based in New York City, the band Moe Green’s Eye is out with a new live EP called “Fast Radio Bursts”. The first thing you probably notice is that the band has a very distinctive name. It’s a reference to the character Moe Greene in The Godfather. It specifically relates to the character’s gruesome, but…

Big Paul E

A former member of Menace to Society and Smoove Villains, Big Paul E has been around the block when it comes to the hip hop scene. In ’95 he decided it was time for him to go solo and from then on out he’s been churning out rhymes including 2010’s SEEDS which will be re-released…

Ozzie Melendez

Behind every hit song is a team of talented writers, producers and studio musicians. One of them being Ozzie Melendez. He has worked behind the scenes with artists such as Jessica Simpson and Marc Anthony. Now he’s switching gears and focusing on his own thing, a style of music that fuses together the ways of…

Danny Gee-Goju

Danny Gee must be fully heard before making any attempt to describe his music and know what specific genres are really going on. It’s a lot when you break it all down, and I find the most dominant to be reggae and comedy. But he goes into soundscapes, shows some singer-songwriter prowess, and even proves…

DOHKE

Looking at the word “liuto” would confuse most, as it’s not one of the more common instruments known round the world. Saying though it’s in the mandolin family starts to reveal the style and sound it can convey. A sound and style that DOHKE, Atsuo learned over time for a variety of reasons. Today his…

Luckydabo$$

Luckydabo$$ is originally from the Ivory Coast which is in West Africa. The Ivory Coast is a nation that speaks French. As a young kid, Yovan aka Luckydabo$$ played a few roles in small movies in school and performed as a music artist a few times on stage. Luckydabo$$ has a unique style and he…

Robert Miller Project Grand Slam – ‘The PGS Experience’

The PGS Experience gives you exposure to great musical compositions, which enhances your music interests and re-energizes you brilliantly. Project Grand Slam, the celebrated and popular Jazz Rock Fusion band led by Robert Miller, has released its latest album ‘The PGS Experience’. Being the 5th album of the band, there were several speculations and expectations…

Lindsey Harper – ‘New Game’

Up and comers some can make it while others just lack it. In the case of Linsey Harper, she has shared the stage with the likes of Michele Bublé, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Adam Lambert, among many others. Plus has made an appearance on The People’s Choice Awards, Ellen DeGeneres, Good Morning…

Maxwell Powers – ‘Death (It Feels Alright)’

Maxwell Powers had determined to make something of himself one night back in 2011, when his career starred off. Since then, he has made YouTube videos combining synth driven indie pop music with no budget filming to tell the stories of life, love, and the existential crisis on occasions. This would go on to gain…

Sarantos – ‘Pause’

Sarantos crafts a perfect deep house track with the poppy “Pause”. Elegantly executed, the song’s melody is downright infectious. Layer upon layer of sound come together to create a perfect streaming kind of psychedelic. Right at the very heart of the song are the vocals, with Sarantos singing with a heightened sense of passion. His…

Don Rousell – ‘My Wife and Girlfriend (Feat. Shane Regel)’

Don Rousell is truly an artist. He’s primarily an electric bass player and if you ask…he’ll tell you that “I dabble on the piano a little”. Which is where he writes, arranges and composes most of his music. Don’s interest is all over the place. This is what makes him an artist and definitely an…

Bongo Boy Records – ‘Raw and Reckless Rock Band Volume Two’

Rezmanian Devils Society starts things off with a true blast on the driving “Devil Of Love”. Vocals swim through the vast riffs that dominate the track. Best of all is the infectious groove which taps into the best of hard rock. A tense taut rhythm anchors the blur of Troy Tipton’s “Never”. Within the powerful…

Grace Freeman – ‘Oliver’

Singers come and go, some rule the world, other leave just an impression. The impact of a voice depends on a lot of factors and even if they don’t turn out world famous, we would have at least hear an angel once in our lifetimes. Grace Freeman sings like an angel, no doubt about that…

Wendy Sweetlove

Wendy Sweetlove sings with a bluesy, fiery spirit. Her work nicely merges elements of soul, classic rock, and country into a satisfying whole. Melodies shimmer and shine as the rhythms swing by with such grace. Stylistically, she opts for a wide range of approaches from a burning passionate spirit to something a little more subdued…

Funky EP ‘Tranquilizer’ By Remember Jones

Music is every soul’s requirement. It is a pleasure for everyone to listen to music and to hear the sheer bliss of rhythmic tunes and melody that is clubbed together with vocals. Several artists around the world bring out albums or singles to come up with rich and soulful music. Anthony D’Amato, popularly known as…

C-ROD – ‘This Is My Apology Letter To God’

C-Rod’s impeccable flow adds to the emotional heft of his highly confessional storytelling on the moving “This Is My Apology Letter To God”. Intricately detailed, beautifully framed, the songs reflect upon a life with all its ups and downs. The melodies utilized throughout have a true heartfelt spirit to them, with the rhythms adding to…

Carter Lou and the Project – ‘Evil Game’

Carter Lou and the Project have quite the story to be told. “Evil Game”, is their latest and newest song that happens to be about something all of us can relate too. An ex of course, this being the case for Carter Lou, for this song details about that moment Carter had seen an ex…

Welsh Avenue – ‘The Great Exchange’

The cover of the album is a golden yellow and black. The yellow color is a blooming flower shape similar to something that you would see in a kaleidoscope. On the website where the playlist is accessible there is a small picture of who I assume is the lead singer. The small picture is small…

TyC – ‘All 2 Myself’

EDM or electronic dance music to some if not many out there is one of those genres that you can get into it, or roll your eyes over and step away from. When it comes to an up-and-comer TyC with his track “All 2 Myself”, that is his genre of choice but are there other…

Danny Nardini

Hip hop’s newest sound is the angst fueled flows of Upstate New York artist Danny Nardini. Danny’s inspiration comes from the burning desire to rectify his family’s break up and spiral downward into poverty. At the age of 14, he was working to support his mother, younger sister and younger brother. Discovering the power of…

TUELO – ‘Saint Margaret’

TUELO’s latest song turned single “Saint Margaret”, is not just another song for all to hear. It has a meaning behind it, as it turns out, it is a homage to TUELO’s mother, Seabi. Whose name in English means Margaret. So there is some insight and back-story for you. Aside from that though, TUELO had…

Marc Daniels

Marc Daniels started his music career in the rural surroundings of Spokane, WA where he grew up in a family of very talented singers and musicians. Understanding the importance and value of music, Marc was enrolled in piano lessons in elementary school which he proceeded to take through high school. Marc drew much of his…

Black Horse Motel – ‘PARABLE’ EP

Black Horse Motel is a musical group from Philadelphia that bases its music on traditional folk. The band connects to audiences through its rich blend of country and rock music, stirring their souls with heart-wrenching harmonies. Parable is a culmination of the four years that have passed since the band’s last release, Red Summer Spirit.…

Yung Terra and Atrap – ‘Back Roads’

Hip hop and rap music a pair like other notable pairs out there, oranges and apples, ketchup and mustard, peanut butter and jelly, they never leave one another. Hence why they are always together and why hip hop and rap has brought together the likes of Atrap and Yung Terra for his piece of work…

Elle Casazza

Where do I start with Elle Casazza, I can’t help but say that the music on her latest album, ‘Proof’ is evidence of a great release. These are all up-scale cuts with a lot of fantastic musicianship behind them. It should not go faceless in a world missing this quality of pop singing/songwriting, combined with…

Once Around Saturn – ‘These Promises’ EP

Sung with great passion is the 80s inflection of Once Around Saturn’s “These Promises EP”. Over the course of the EP Once Around Saturn’s retro stylings with modern framing feels reminiscent of Neon Indian’s “VEGA INTL. Night School”. Rather elaborate the songs sprawl out in a dreamy swirl of synthesized sound. Keyboards glisten with a…

Billy Ray Deiz – ‘Angel from Montgomery’

Cover songs, we have all heard them before from a favorite artist or band we adore to one we have never heard of but later becomes that favorite act. What is it about cover versions that appeal so well to the ear no matter the act in question. Well it is the way the artist…

Billy Ray Deiz – ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’

What is it about cover versions of songs that get people so moved or shall we say excited? Maybe it is because it is a take on a classic version of a familiar tune except refreshed for a modern age by their favorite artist or band that it just ignites within them to enjoy it…

Shelita Burke – ‘Penetrate (Part 2)’

EDM or electronic dance music is so highly popular it is hard to ignore it unless you really focus upon doing so that is. But for the likes of Shelita Burke, she has a new song called “Penetrate (Part 2)” her newest song turned single release. Which happens to be a sequel to the other…

Richard Lynch – ‘Cut and Paste’

Right off the bat, the lyrics that are first said within the track “Cut and Paste” by Richard Lynch are just priceless. The whole song and accompanying video for the track is just again truly priceless. The song is country rock based, so for those who are not accustomed to such a genre, this may…

1403 – ‘Tonight’

1403 was the namesake chosen out by the London new comer. This singer/song writer whose name is hidden behind this stage name that is 1403, has released a song turned video for a track called “Tonight”. The fairly new release came out not that long ago, has already made its rounds with its accompanying video…

Ashley J – ‘Trарреd’

It’ѕ a ѕtеаmу, ѕmоkу, and іnеѕсараblе nеw ѕіnglе саllеd “Trарреd”, by Aѕhlеу J. Whо has rеlеаѕеd іt through hеr оwn рrоduсtіоn іmрrіnt Bombshell Muѕіс, Inс. This trасk launching аn аll nеw сhарtеr fоr the рор аrtіѕt, аѕ ѕhе hаѕ аllоwеd hеrѕеlf to еmеrgе even furthеr аhеаd іntо her music саrееr wіth ѕuсh сарtіvаtіng muѕіс аnd…

WORDSMITH – ‘PERSPECTIVE JUKEBOX’

This rap artist isn’t what you would find all over the radio. His raps are not filled with drugs, sex, and foul language. His songs are substantial and about things most people deal with from time to time. The introduction of this playlist starts with the sound of footsteps. Then the sound of a coin…

Impuritees – ‘Nothing Matters’

Duncan Lee aka Impuritees has been active on the rock music scene in Vancouver for a while now and after the success of the album’s title single “Nothing Matters”, the artist has gone on to release his debut album on June 16th. The 4-track EP produced by Team Clermont is a summary off Lee’s strong…

The Felix – ‘Still Holding On’

Summer, the time of fun, sun, and heat! Especially the heat! But for the likes of a duo called The Felix, who became a thing during the summertime of 2016, releasing their debut single “Coming Back”. It would follow with a handful of other tracks, catching onto a wide range of services across the net,…

Bongo Boy Records – Backroom Blues Vol. 5 by Various Artists

Mike Gallemore opens with a fiery guitar lick on “Fantasy”. With a rollicking rhythm and passionate vocals, the song has a classic feeling to it. By far the best part of the song is how the entire thing has an unhinged quality to it. A lumbering reflective pace defines Big Chris & D’Bare Bones Band’s…

Circus of the West – ‘Boxes’

With their signature bright sound, Circus of the West has released a wonderful single entitled “Boxes”. The Minneapolis based band is comprised of Edwin Caldie (vocals, keys), Joel Leviton (guitar), Ben Court (lead guitar), Jason Kapel (bass, keys), and Alan Einisman (drums). Their sound bounces between indie/alternative pop and rock, usually meeting in the middle…

Niker Groze – ‘Shake that Booty (feat. Roe Nelle)’

Niker Groze delves into a classic funk with the party-starting sound of “Shake that Booty (feat. Roe Nelle)”. Catchy to its core, the playful spirit of the sound recalls an updated Parliament. Just like that classic band, Niker Groze delivers stunning bass lines and an irresistible groove. Lyrics further emphasize the carefree spirit that comes…

Sam Levin – ‘Frame of Mind’

Sam Levin’s delivers a touching, ornate chamber pop with the intimate “Frame of Mind”. With vocals and highly descriptive lyricism reminiscent of Kip Hanrahan’s solo work, the songs describe relationships, all the yearning and the way that people slowly move away from who they used to be. Instrumentally, Sam Levin employs a wide variety of…

It’s Just Craig – ‘Dark Corners’

It’s Just Craig offers a warm intimacy with the tender folk of “Dark Corners”. Rather lovely in execution, It’s Just Craig opts for a full, rich sound. Quite ornate instrumentally, the songs unfurl with such grace and style. Everything about the album feels real and fully lived. By far the highlight of the album are…