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Sarantos - Above the Clouds

Sarantos Releases His Best Rated Song Ever Just In Time For The Summer - "Above The Clouds" To be human is to endure pain. Being sad is a natural part of life. Sarantos has been through many ups and downs in life, just like anyone else but is generally an upbeat and positive person. However, like most, Sarantos has a few secrets. With this song, Sarantos reveals one of his secrets - he loves to look up at the clouds. Ever since learning in grammar school that Alexander the Great always looked up at the clouds, the clouds have always been a source of allure, interest and fascination. They both calm and inspire Sarantos. Sarantos urges fans to help him achieve a singular goal in 2017 and that is to get this song to the Top 25 on the DRT charts in the United States. Industry insiders have been anticipating the release and have uniformly touted this song as the “best he’s ever done!” Audiokite reviews by real fans which are used by both indie and pro musicians rated Above The Cl…

Ashley Hines and the Driven - You're the One

The road to success for an aspiring group is not easy, and is not always a popular one. However, certain traits can give a glimpse of what's to be - the fire inside. ​ Ashley Hines and The Driven are dedicated to pleasing the fans. Originally based in Douglasville, GA, Ashley Hines (vocals) and Devonne Parker (vocals) met through a mutual friend in November 2010, and after an interesting audition, founded The Driven. Born in Melbourne, FL, Ashley moved to Georgia at the age of 9 in 1999. She grew up in the music industry, her father being a professional sound engineer and tour bus driver for extremely famous artists. Along with active participation in her high school dance group, she was partnered with her sister in the group S4L (Sister4Life). Ashley learned to be at home with the hard work and dedication needed to rise above. ​ Devonne, born in Oceanside, CA, moved to Douglasville in 2008 after living in Japan. A natural dancer, he danced and sang at school as a youngster. Afte…

.C.R. Ecker Band - You're the Reason

When Charles Ecker set out to form The C.R. Ecker Band in the Summer of 2011, his goal was to move his music from Traditional Country on to a new sound, which evolved within two years into “Heartland Country.”
Reaction was instant to his new kind of music, with Buck McCoy of Independent Music Network telling his audience, when the group was named IMN Country Band of the Year, that Ecker had “shot up like a rocket” with his groups style and substance. He said that when Charlie and Company were named Country Band of the Year at IMN, the same time The C.R. Ecker Band was accorded the same honor at Starliner's Europe. So now, one of the newest members of The Recording Academy, fresh off his L.A. Music Awards “Career Country Songwriter” honor spanning the 25--year history of that organization, Ecker pushes the envelope even further, in this case with co-writer Michael Stanton (and lead singer) on hard-edges country-rocker  "Duty Country Honor" for a tribute to all who love f…

Wes Krave is #Flyah

A well seasoned stage artist, Wes Krave, born Charles Wesley Lewis Jr. has performed alongside many Hip Hop heavy weights including Pleasure P, Cash Out, Trick Daddy, 2 Chainz and the late Shawty Lo. Spanning his demographic to the masses, he prepares to release his debut album “By The Code” which underlies the transformation he has gone through in his time on and off from the music scene. His new Album is undoubtedly reality rap, music that everybody in any situation can vibe to. The sharp lyrics about his real experiences remind all us to stay driven and be the best without jeopardizing your character. “ By The Code” enlightens audiences on a gut level, finding a common ground in experiences that everyone and anyone can identify with. Wes began experimenting with music in 2002 when he and his childhood friend, Drego dropped their first album titled, Rap Hustlers. He then took a hiatus from music but from time to time being featured on his friends tracks. Although he wasn’t off…

“TPT” - ''Hydra'' is #Flyah

Artis “TPT” Edwards, (Trials, Pain, Tribulation), is an Austin, Texas, born and raised Hip-hop music artist. At the young age of 12 he realized that Hip-hop was the field he wanted to go into. He idolized Hip Hop legends such as Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas, and Biggie Smalls. He started keeping it simple; recording on a basic Sony tape recorder with a few friends from his neighborhood, TPT realized his natural gift for rapping. Upon his discovery, he shifted gears and began exploring the music business on a more serious note. Not long after TPT decided he wanted to learn more, so he then enrolled in the Music Technology Recording Arts program at Foothill Community College. TPT gained a lot of inspiration in his Songwriters’ workshop course taught by Veteran songwriter Jim Bruno. As well as he learned about music production in his “Producing in a Home Studio taught by Bruce Tambling. TPT is actually still in school now learning everything about music from History to composing, even taking…

Jerry Jean - Future

Jerry Jean is an internationally acclaimed songwriter, producer, and musician in New York' City’s independent music scene. Jerry has written and produced three EPs and a full length album, Do We Reach Home.  Jerry's genre-defying style draws from pop, alternative, soul, electronic, and classical music. His melancholy and earnest lyrics are often layered over a labyrinth of strings, synthesizers, drums and piano. Jerry was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and immigrated to the United States as a young child. Raised in New Jersey, Jerry began violin lessons at age 4 and piano lessons at age 7. As an adolescent, he abandoned formal classical lessons and started playing and singing the deep catalog of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, and Billy Joel on the family piano. He also played in his high school jazz ensemble, and was selected as NJ’s All-State jazz pianist his junior year. Jerry moved to New York City to attend NYU's Steinhardt School, where he completed his BA and MA in vocal perf…

Baha Men - Ride with Me

It almost doesn’t seem fair; that a nation so rich in beauty bear an artistic heritage every bit as vibrant as the beaches and the islands themselves. This deep musical legacy of the Bahamas might have forever remained a secret, shared only with visitors to this paradise, if not for the runaway global success of the Baha Men. In the summer of 2000, all eyes – and ears – turned to the string of pristine Caribbean islands as the Baha Men mixed the beloved junkanoo festival spirit with a relentlessly captivating chorus. “Who Let The Dogs Out” was irresistible. Undoubtedly the only pop anthem to ever feature a goat-skin goombay drum, the song immediately rose to the top of the charts throughout the world and became a sports stadium phenomenon as teams fought to call it their official battle cry.
The universal appeal of the song carried the sound of the Bahamas across the globe. Local officials called the Baha Men the nation’s greatest musical ambassadors. The band played in cities, in st…

Natalie Jean - Unafraid

Natalie Jean is a talented award winning singer/songwriter performer.  She is also a Grammy voting Member. As a young child she used to sing along with her father, Guy R. Jean, a famous Haitian artist, in their home. She started her career by writing poetry. However, music has always been her passion. In April of 2013, Natalie released her first CD entitled, Obsession. In 2014, she released her second album, a self-titled album, “Natalie Jean.” She has performed at the following venues in the MD/DC area, French Embassy, Takoma Station, Ebenezers Coffeehouse, Twins Jazz, Mad Momos, and the Pinch. In 2014, she performed at the Cherry Blossom Festival, The Black Fox Lounge, Bistrot Lepic, Sofitel Hotel, Cafe Zed and Tree House Lounge. She also appeared on WPFW, a Jazz station in Washington DC. She has also begun to write and perform for many different genres besides her own, such as Rap, Country, Dance, and Heavy metal. In 2014, she was nominated in the Best Dance Category in the 2014 Ar…

Smooth4Lyfe with a New sound

Joey Ofori is Smooth4Lyfe, an artist who puts as much energy in his music as he has in his personality. Born and raised in Silver Spring, MD, he always had a passion for all styles of music. He first created his first electronic album at 14 with a small DJ mixer set on a PC, and from that day on, he knew he had calling in this industry. His music ranges from house, to techno, to club, and even hip hop and r&b, with sounds and beats similar to those of David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas, Kaskade, Tiesto, and Diplo. Smooth4Lyfe is also a gamer, and uses his talents to create remixes of video game music upon request for his fans. He has created remixes of video game music from Sonic the Hedgehog, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and others. His favorite video game icon is Sonic the Hedgehog, Smooth4Lyfe has had his music played all around the world, and has had many nominations for his songs, including one for the L.A. Music Awards Hip Hop Song of the Year in 2008, and top placement in…

Eldie Anthony - On top of the world

Singer Eldie Anthony of Kingston, Jamaica is one of the island’s most promising entertainers on the rise and has been winning the hearts of music fans from various genres on a global level due to his versatility as an artist compiled with his captivating sound and endless melodies. Popularly known for being the winner of three competitions; Turbulence’s Talent Search, Morgan Heritage Talent Search, and TVJ’s morning show “Smile Jamaica’s Roll Out”, Eldie was destined for stardom. Musically mentored by the great Reggae Icon, Beres Hammond, Eldie has developed and polished his craft with Mr. Hammond’s expert guidance. He has taken what he has learned and has applied it in many areas of music. Eldie is an extremely versatile singer/songwriter who has crossed over in various music genres such as Reggae, R&B, Dancehall, Pop, Reggaeton, Dance, Techno, Dubstep and Hip Hop. His songs are filled with heartfelt melodies that will bring tears to your eyes. After many years of searching for …

Lynn - Rise HIgh

Up and coming pop talent Lynn is preparing the release of her 2nd single “Rise High” due out in March 2017. The track is taken from her upcoming EP which is expected later this year.
Singing from the moment she can remember, Lynn was gracing stages by the time she was just five years old and by the age of nine she was jotting lyrics in her notepad wherever she went. At high school she had a little trouble fitting into established cliques turning to music as her escape. With no fewer than 4 piano teachers fighting a losing battle against the youngsters ADHD, Lynn had already gained enough confidence on the instrument on her own via trial and error: "It became a habit that anytime I felt upset or mad about something that happened to me I would just put it in a song" Aged just 18, the singer displays an enviable level of maturity on her 2nd single. “Rise High” was written and composed by Lynn with producer Yoad Nevo (who famously worked with Sia,  Moby and Sophie Ellis Bextor t…

Lauren Brombert is #Flyah

Haunting alternative pop/rock melodies that weave a sonic web of darkness and light. Nimble word craft that conjures up images so vivid they play out like a film. Both delivered by a voice that is equal parts velvet glove and black leather jacket: sensual and edgy, soft and powerful. From the moment 14-year-old Lauren Brombert (pronounced Brom-BEAR) stepped behind the mic in a garage on the outskirts of Paris to sit in with the local band Duty Free, both she and everyone else in the room caught a glimpse of what the future held. She was hooked—and knew what she wanted to do. But there were big obstacles and long detours. “The message I got was that being a musician—especially a rock or pop musician—wasn’t an ‘appropriate’ career choice,” Brombert says. But it was a choice she was compelled to make. And keep making. After degrees at Haverford College and Yale University and on her way to becoming a field linguist, she finally stopped resisting her passion and came to terms with what s…

Swing Set -The Soul Remains

Swing Set For ten strong years, from 1983 to 1993, Swing Set reigned as the Twin Cities' finest exponents of hook laden, guitar driven pure pop. Their cool-edged, rock/pop sound sent the group's first album Life Speeds Up quickly into the top 50 of the U.S./Boston Rocks college charts, and the group received commercial airplay in major markets from each of their next releases with the songs "Don't look Now" and Casting My Lines" from the CD The Soul Remains; and "The Hero" from their DIG release.
Mike Nilles … Lead/background vocals, lead/rythm guitars, songwriter, founder of the group … plays guitar with taste and feeling … writes and enjoys music with seductive melodies and thoughtful lyrics … plays many instruments … also works a recording engineer … musical faves: Beatles, Byrds, The Church. Dan Prozinski … Lead/background vocals, lead/rythm guitars, songwriter … his inventive, ethereal guitar style is a result of Dan's love of the instrument…

Jerry Collins with a lovely Gospel Song

Neither singer or songwriter, Jerry Collins is a freelance lyricist that allows studio musicians to provide melody and vocals to create his lyrics into hit songs. One musician is a music teacher from London and the other is a well known recording artist. Jerry Collins, a FedEx employee and ghost hunter, is a difficult person to review. Jerry is neither a singer nor a songwriter. In essence he is a newbie lyricist who finds studio musicians to sing and complete his artistic visions and put them into song. So how do we judge Jerry’s’ work? Do we look for brilliance, creativity and imagination in words. Are the lyrics a poem set to music? Do they perfectly blend and influence the music? Do they compel the heart and the mind?

Jerry’s content is so deep, real, and sincere, listening to him feels like exactly how we imagine a relaxed, candid conversation with him would go. No pretentiousness. No fakeness. This is not even outright poetry – Just pure, God-given talent. 


Jerry on the other han…