Doug Galiardo aka Doug G, is an indie Hip Hop artist from Huntington, NY. Today I have been blessed to hear such a poetic and prolific artist with a strong message. His song ' 'HalfEmptyHalfFull'' has a powerful effect on you from his first words. The music is hard hitting, soulful, one of kind, and the passion for his lyrics is shown in his delivery. This song talks about his own insecurities, and is the voice of many people that are going through a lot nonsense and hardships. Sometimes you can feel like your own enemy, and that can make you feel like you are ''Running out of Time'' . I love the jazzy sample and believe it fits the mood of his song perfectly. Since we are producers we believe that this beat was an excellent choice. I think this belongs on anybody's play-list that loves real hip hop. Its hard to find New York rappers that have not changed their style because of what hip hop sounds like today. Surely this is what N
' Valley Joe is a west coast hip hop artist from Vallejo, California. To me he is already at a level of professionalism and belongs at the top with many other hip hop heavy hitters. His voice is perfect for this genre of music and if he could sing he would sound great in a rock band. When I first saw his soundcloud page I noticed his professional cover and was blown away from his song of chose. The dope style on ''If I got Rich'' is remarkable and unique. I listened to this a few times and could really feel his point of view. His other songs are great also and he remains consistent. The subject matter is very relative as long as you are a real person. This one should get some air time if he has the right radio promoter. It has over 6000 plays on sound cloud and well deserving of more. I think he has a Willy North Pole type of sound with a better flow and delivery. Definitely belongs in the conversation when you mention whose the best in the west.
An international World-Hop band. BOKU is a force to be reckoned with. As if out of some coming book super group that forms like Voltron like an indestructible machine formed by interconnecting each limb with a unique operator with a specific skill set that compliments the whole. With high-energy, explosive performances heavy rhythm and conscious-elevating lyrics, head-banging grooves, BOKU has been defying categorization, and expectations. Following the whiplash success of their debut live album performing multiple sold-out shows at the House of Blues, BB Kings, Viper Room, El Rey, Congo Room just to name a few. Including as an open act for the roots at UCLA concert series. Creating fans all around the globe. Garnering major label interest, and support from artists like Natalie Imbruglia and Morgan Heritage, the members of BOKU have come back. With new beats, new members, new ideas, new sounds, picked up from their prospective travels, and with the same exhilarating energy, BOK
Dear Nas in our opinion is a deep interesting project. Its starts off on a different vibe with the track RNL , that features a baby crying as a father tells him everything will be ok. This song puts you in the state of mind of a young man who knows he has to do any and everything to make a better life for a child living in the ghetto. This song reminds us of a time when street music was more introspective. His flow reminds me of 2 pac, T.I and J cole mixed to make a style like no other. Another great track on this project is Kobe Gone . Jerrel and Lil Malik hits the trap anthem gunning for the throne with a dope metaphor using Kobe Bryants jersey number 24. The song is on the level of major trap artist Rocko, and Gucci but his voice and style is something different for the trap scene. Also on the song ''Party'' he kind of has a Chuck Inglish or Boldy James feel. The beat and flow has a great bounce and he kills it when he mentions his Jordan number 1'
“Dear Nas” is the first official mixtape release from Jerrel. From Greensboro, NC he paints us a picture of what it’s like to grow up in his shoes. From discussing his child “Nas”.. His siblings… His parents… He vividly touches each aspect of his own well being. While it may sound vulnerable of someone to speak so naturally about what goes on in there own life.. He uses it to his advantage. Showing you what you go through makes you who you are & most importantly what your meant to be. Kobe Gone features “Lil Malik” the centerpiece to 24k along with Dj Beazy in the “New Carolina” movement. Dj Beazy also hosted “Dear Nas” on spinrilla.com. “Kobe Gone” was released a month or so before the tape dropped and brought in great numbers on soundcloud. This ultimately built the anticipation for “Dear Nas”. Since then Jerrel has done a couple shows & the anticipation for more is building. A recent audience member stated “as far as Greensboro goes I know, but possibly all of NC…behin
Elle Ray — A Force That Awakens Somewhere in the heart of Montreal lies an unspoken powerful music figure, one that has been on the grind and enchanting souls for a minute now. That is all about to change, as the once best-kept-secret is set to unleash three hit tracks in the coming months. For those unfamiliar, Elle Ray is a Canadian Singer — Songwriter that has been sought after for her formidable voice as well as her songwriting skills, working as the frontwoman and also behind the scenes on stellar projects over the years. Having lived in London England for a large part of her life, this Montreal Native has been able to acquire listeners on the international stage with high-profile features. Following her previous work with Tell Me You Love Me produced by Mr Saccardo and Ready Now with producer Tom Frampton, Elle has been getting recognition from reputable sources such as The Stage UK and UK Songwritng Competiion and YourEDM.com , securing thousands of hits in
Victims of the New Math is composed of the singer-songwriter team of Thomas Young and Joseph “Joe” Young, two brothers who can’t seem to escape from the mid-‘60s-to-early-‘70s pop-rock era--even though they were (a little) too young to have listened to music at that time. Thomas is 47, Joe is 53. So they didn’t start paying much attention to music until the latter ’70s. But even though they love all kinds of music from all eras, every time they write a song, it always ends up sounding like it came from that era. However, don’t expect them to do covers of any oldies – they write all-original songs because, says Thomas, “We’re just too lazy to remember things like words to songs… so if we screw up the lyrics of our songs, no one will know the difference.” Actually, if they’re not careful, some of the songs from their latest album, Satellite Head , just might become popular… so they may need to brush up on singing them. For Thomas and Joe, music is their passion and the
JACK OF NONE is an experimental rock / art band split between Manila, Philippines and Chicago IL, USA. It is comprised of siblings A.G. Syjuco (principal composer on guitar, bass and synths), Maxine Syjuco (poet-songwriter and vocalist), and Julian Syjuco (guitar). The band's debut album, "Who's Listening to Van Gogh's Ear?" was released globally in April of 2016. It is being described by critics as "haunting and thought-provoking", "a brave new day for OPM (Original Pilipino Music)", "progressive and bold" as well as "an odd, fascinating combination of poetry, art, and rock into a satisfying whole". MAXINE SYJUCO is a poet and visual artist from Manila, Philippines. She is the youngest daughter of artists Cesare Syjuco and Jean Marie Syjuco. Working mainly with photography, digital collage, painting and installation art, her work "possesses an intimate, philosophical, and often twiste
CJ Smyth A native of Georgia, award winning singer songwriter CJ Smyth writes with a signature poetic lyrical style. She learned to walk to the Beatles and was saturated with the country sounds of rural radio. Later she found inspiration in the songs of Dan Fogelberg, the Eagles, the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, and Catie Curtis. Like a hint of vanilla in your latte, these influences provide a sweet background to her original work. Her debut release “Miracle Alley” with duo CYNOVA was ranked #4 on the Outvoice Top 40 CDs of 2007 and nominated by Pride in the Arts for “Favorite Album of the Year” that same year. After the early death of a close friend CJ began an internal journey of emotional housecleaning. Her debut solo effort “Common Shaman” is the result of that journey and takes a hard look at the human condition with songs about relationships, our place in the global community and the universe. A solid folk endeavor ranging from the whimsical rocking “Cyber Tech Ch
Who Is Bobby Joe Owens? Bobby Joe Owens is a new age Renaissance Man. Best known as a Singer/Songwriter and Band Leader/Front Man for the band Retro Deluxe, Bobby Joe is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a father, inventor, artist, entrepreneur, restaurateur, philanthropist, producer, innovator and so much more. Bobby Joe didn't start singing until 2006 and since 2008, he has written over 70 songs under his alter ego Robert J. Thompson and has recorded five (5) albums with local, regional, national and internationally recognized musicians including Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Buddy Guy, Tri-State Coalition, etc.), Grammy Award Winner Billy Earheart (The Amazing Rythym Aces, Hank Williams, Jr., etc), Marty MacMillan (Blue Plate Special, Retro Deluxe, MacMillan Guitars) and Guitarist Zach Sweeney (Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Lucky Tubb, Retro Deluxe, etc.)! Bobby Joe Owens has been called garrulous, pugnacious, legendary, boozy, sedu
Vernon Neilly is an international, award winning recording artist, who has recorded with, toured with, produced, worked with some of the most legendary names in the music business such as, the late blues legends "Johnny Guitar Watson", "Etta James”, “Temptations” , “Steve Vai”, “Greg Howe”, Motown hit producer "Norman Whitfield", “Jennifer Batten”, “Slash”, Rap superstar "Warren G", "Howard Hewitt", "Teena Marie", funk pioneer George Clinton, Brasilian guitar hero’s “Edu Ardanuy”, Kiko Loureiro (Angra,Megadeth) and many more. He produced and mastered the 18 artist compilation disc "United By Tone" in conjunction with the worlds leading guitar pickup manufacturer, " Seymour Duncan ". This highly acclaimed limited edition disc features some of the most notable names in the guitar world such as, Slash, Jerry Horton(Papa Roach), Jennifer Batten(Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson), Alien Ant Farm, Jimmy Bruno, 311
Pistols at Dawn is the debut solo album by John Denney. It delivers a powerful mix of deep lyrics and addictive rock tunes. His experimentation with various instruments collected on his travels of the world include grungy biting guitar with fast paced riffs, huge drum rolls, haunting strings, uplifting keys, slide guitar, the occasional harmonica, sitar and dual harp interludes but most of all that unforgettable voice. Pistols at Dawn is a chance for John to show off his many talents in the solo arena. He loves nothing more than sitting down with an acoustic guitar and laying downs some stunning tracks which once layered with his various skills has produced his “Masterpiece”. You should hear him play live!
j erome pullen leader of the pullen project born in memphis,tn form his first professional band straight from high school growing up in memphis a music he started recording and playing locally caught the i of the legendary producer willie mitchelle work and recorded with him through this he got to meet and do some work with the legendary bar-kays pullen became one of memphis most reconize up an coming artist he began writing and producing his music releasing a coupleof regionald records getting a chance to tour the mid south and got notice by charles stone who manage and book the band on national tour dates pullen decided to start his own label and release the my life cd with this cd pullen feels the sky is the limit
Jenni Ferchenko is a Ukrainian born British singer, songwriter and a novelist. She grew up under communist rule in a troubled Ukraine . She published her first book of poetry at the age of fifteen and was the lead singer of an alternative rock-band, but she had to suppress her creative nature for a more predictable, sensible career in order to support her family. Jenni left the Ukraine on the Erasmus program and to support herself whilst studying, she worked as a product controller at a BMW factory, a cleaner, shop assistant, waitress, bar tender, interpreter and fashion model. In 2006 Jenni became an intern on a trading floor at Lehman Brothers in London, the subsequent redundancy in 2008 and the take up of a new role at a Swiss bank in Moscow, which largely laid the groundwork for her first novel The Snow Job (expected in October 2016). This is a story of internal and external corruption, redemption and self-searching blended in with high finance, politics, self-distrac
Free From Gravity are a 4 piece Rock band out of Portsmouth UK who play a style of music they call "Kick Assed Chilled Out Rock" - that's Soft Rock With Attitude. Free From Gravity but it still pulls you close “Saints and Sinners” EP is a contemporary rock extended play from upcoming artist(s), FreeFromGravity. Hearing this brilliant project of 4 songs opens the minds to scenes of movies that can be used as its background music for a soundtrack. “Crazy Lady”, seems to be essential in its soft rock tune and gives a picture of a couple experiencing complications in their relationship and a man taking a ride on the road to clear his head listening to this song makes the man want to change his mind and think about how crazy and deep in love he is with his woman. “Dance with Me”, a song that illustrates a meeting with a soul mate and a time that is full of energy connecting the two like Prince Charming and Cinderella. Furthermore, the song i
Gone To The Spirits, An very unique album Norine Braun, released her 10th CD, Gone To The Spirits this June. The concept album is birthed from the Ququnak Pa ǂ kiy Song Collection that Braun wrote from a Canada Council For The Arts Award last year. The songs are based on the engaging and dramatic life story of a two spirited Ktunaxa warrior woman, courier and guide, who lived in the early 19th century in southeastern BC Canada . This album is definitely different and special because of the history and deepness of the lyrics. At first I was blown away by the opening spoken word track that gives profound detail about the passing of the great warrior. Following this track is Morning Prayer that really sets the tone of the last moments of a powerful woman and the kick drums that show up mid flight reminds me of the heart beats mentioned in the spoke word. The words really paint a picture and the music compliments ever passionate vibe that the lyrics are giving off