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Plain White Dress: Saskatchewan folk artist Jackie K sends us into a timeless dream on Sister Of Stone

Taken from her brand new 10-track album called She’s a Story, Jackie K guides us deeper into that Brandy Clark-like class and passion with the supreme new single Sister Of Stone.

Jackie K is a Saskatchewan, Canada-based indie folk singer-songwriter who makes those profound soundtracks which might invoke sentimental long-lost feelings.

This album is more personal than anything else that I’ve recorded before,” says Jackie K, “but most of the stories aren’t mine.”

Dropping us into a meaningful story which has a carefully snow-bound feeling which will open up more love, Jackie K is brilliant form and sends us into a whole new universe to calm those weary eyes.

Sister Of Stone from Saskatchewan, Canada-based indie folk singer-songwriter Jackie K is a rather emotional single which is rather cinematic and vocally stunning. Pure all the way throughout and sizzling with so many calming melodies made from the heart, this is a supremely soul-healing effort for us all to calm our nerves for the better.

Turn this up on SoundCloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Masking up to avoid feelings: Boss lady Jackie Hollywood is at her vibrant best on ‘Catch Flights’

The multi-talented Bay Area rapper/poet and thriving radio/TV personality Jackie Hollywood is back with her uniquely entertaining style that catches your attention quickly on the latest Hip Hop-Pop single ‘Catch Flights’.

Her lyrical arsenal is stocked full of catchy rhymes, the enthusiasm makes you smile and this young lady can rap with the best around. She doesn’t take herself too seriously which is so refreshing in a genre that is often filled with flash in the pans who have fake rhymes. You get the feeling here that she puts her heart and soul into every line she drops.

With beats that uplift you quickly and meshes so well with her flavor-filled vocals, this is a song to turn up loud and leave alone. This is a talented and smart woman on a mission to do what she needs to do in order to be successful in life.

Not one to stay too comfortable for any length of time, you get the impression that she is doing what she loves and wants to challenge herself to learn new skills all the time. Staying relevant and fresh in this weird world is the key to opening many doors, that otherwise remain bolted shut unless you know somebody. Ultimately though, you want to be there because of your dope skills.

The San Francisco native and fashion icon boss lady Jackie Hollywood is fiery and fascinating on ‘Catch Flights’. This is the story about not catching feelings and staying true to yourself and your goals. Travelling around and seeing friends is the way forward for this exhilarating talent who has shown that she can do it all. Putting your mind to doing something you have wanted to do and actually doing it, is the best way to live and grow. Being careful about who you fall in love with is so vital too as you can’t afford to have anyone to take you off that flight of life.

Support Jackie via her Spotify, YouTube and see her ever-evolving journey via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Binky – Jackie D: A Captivating Splicing of Country & Urban Pop

If there’s a contemporary artist with vibes infectious enough to bring Country into the Pop scene, it’s without doubt London based Urban Country singer songwriter Binky. Whilst it may seem like an unusual approach to sound, I still haven’t got over how well her soulfully unique and captivating vocals resonated over her up-vibe, instrumentally rhythmic new single Jackie D. I can honestly say I’ve never heard so many immersive hooks in a Country track.

If you could imagine a cross over between Kate Nash & Dolly Parton, you’d get an idea of Binky’s vibrantly bewitching sound. Using her inspiration from artists such as Carrie Underwood, Stevie Nicks and Gretchen Wilson she creates a pioneering amalgamation of sounds inspired by a variation of moods and genres. The passion behind Binky’s latest single is tangible, her lyrics are pensively crafted to reflect a period of her own life, isn’t raw, brutal honesty just the sweetest sound?

You can check out the official video to Jackie D on YouTube, you’ll probably be hearing it blasted on Radio 2 soon enough anyway.

Stay up to date with Binky’s career by connecting via Facebook

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A&R Factory Present: Jackie Brown Jr

Sydney Soul Rock band Jackie Brown Jr have released their refreshingly honest feel trip ‘Lake Loser’and unveiled local launch party date.

‘Lake Loser’takes an honest look at what it’s like to grow up and try and do something you love. Lake Loser’is the first of two new tunes the band are releasing. June 3rd sees the band take over Tokyo Sing Song, curating you a night of good vibes and good tunes with a massive Double Single Launch Party.

Jackie Brown Jrare a vibrant 5­piece known for their unique brand of music, dubbed affectionately as ‘Pulp Fiction Soul Rock’. Founded in 2014 the band combines upbeat soul infused horns, with elements of hip-hop and an unabashed rock energy.

Jackie Brown Jrhave already unleashed their first 4 part split­single release ‘The 44 Project’ which received airplay on multiple radio stations throughout the country and North America as well as scoring coverage vie Tone Deaf, adamNOTeve, YOLO Magazine, The Brag, Friends + Lovers plus many more online outlets.

Interview: Excellent music producer Cyres Combs shows us inside the record label life

We had the pleasure of sitting down with the ever-progressing record label owner/record producer Cyres Combs. Boldly guiding us through The Bronx and so much more, we find out the mentality needed to stay successful in this fickle game.

Thank you for your time, Cyres Combs. First, are you doing splendidly today and please let us know who’s involved in the project.

Cyres Combs: Yes, yes thank you for having me, I am doing great. Well as of right now I am producing records for various recording artists on multiple projects.

Please let us know all about your record label and clothing line.

Cyres Combs: My record label is called Rich Emage Music Group. Currently, we are looking for talented individuals with raw talent, that we can turn into superstars.

My clothing line is a streetwear brand that is currently in the works. My good friend Jackie of Mividajdm, LLC is helping with our designs. Her company is dope, shout out to them.

Where are you based currently?

Cyres Combs: I am based out of New York.

Please tell us more about your music and new releases. Which new song are you most thrilled about?

Cyres Combs: I am a record producer and I’m working with so many incredible recording artists on the rise. I just recorded a dope record with the recording artist Downtown Dion featuring Moe. I’m looking forward to our 5 song EP together. That is just one of the many artists I’m working with, so I am excited for it all.

You’re known for fusing different genres and for being bold. What does making music mean to you?

Cyres Combs: Making music is life. Music is all around us.

Are there any good live music venues in your local area you’d recommend we visit?

Cyres Combs: I like SOB’s

Who inspires you most in the world?

Cyres Combs: Myself, my drive because I am not where I want to be yet. As far as creatives Pharell, Cool and Dre, Cardiak, The Dream, Jay-z, Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Ryan Leslie and Scott Storch.

Last, do you have any exciting plans for 2023?

Cyres Combs: As a matter of fact, I do. To be the best at what I do and for everyone to want to work with me.

Find out more on his channels.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tojuso has found those helpful fireflies again on ‘Too Much Fun’

After carefully rebranding the technique and boldly reconstructing his crew, Tojuso pays respect to the excellent skills of multi-instrumentalist star Tash Sultana with the memorable single that drops deep insight on ‘Too Much Fun‘.

Tojuso (formerly known as Jackie Spade) is an award-winning Kinston, North Carolina-based indie alternative artist who seems to make those introspective underground gems with ease.

Wondering what is everlasting and if his endearing efforts will matter in the end, Tojuso definitely has the right idea and designs a tight track that might remind many of early Akon. Packed with honesty and not letting that pride get in the way, this is a strum-with-me single that has all the elements needed to heal a wounded heart.

Too Much Fun‘ from Kinston, North Carolina-based indie alternative artist Tojuso feels like a hugely personal track about realizing that there are way too many overly curious eyes plotting his downfall. Laced with paranoid thoughts, self-assured confidence and plenty of muscle in the middle, this is a memorable track made with a slick style to add that extra oomph into your morning coffee.

Listen up to this new track of substance on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Binky – Get Lost: Soulfully Vibrant Country Pop

Earlier this year we were captivated by Binky’s single Jackie D, and well, she’s gone and done it again with her latest single Get Lost. Yet, it’s clear that in the three months since the London based Country Pop released her last single she’s worked even harder to perfect her sound, how far she has come in such a short time is absolutely staggering.

Instrumentally, lyrically, and vocally Get Lost is absolutely flawless, polished to perfection and as anthemic as music comes. The jangly up-vibe of the instrumental arrangements provide the perfect platform for Binky to lay down her soulfully vibrant vocals in the sun-soaked radio ready track which is Get Lost. At this point I should probably point out that the lyricism isn’t as abrasive as the title would suggest; it may well just be the feel good track of the summer. There’s a beautifully Folkish quintessence which weaves around the more traditional Country Pop style, as the track progresses you can expect infectiously catchy hooks, intricately orchestrated instrumentals and a vocal arrangement that should be enough to strike fear into the rest of the contemporary female Pop artists. In fact, if you listen carefully enough, you can probably hear Mumford and Sons audibly quaking.

You can check out Binky’s latest single Get Lost on SoundCloud now

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A&R Factory Present: Tae Brooks

Tae Brooks (18) was born into a musical family of songwriters and producers. Nephew of multi Grammy nominated producer/songwriter Chuck Brooks, Tae started his singing career at the early age of 10 as a background vocalist for artists recording in his family’s garage studio. At a talent audition in 2010 in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio Tae was recruited by a Los Angeles talent manager, which in time led to his family relocating to LA to pursue increasing opportunities in both acting and music. Tae’s brother, Tadjh Brooks, stepped into the role of Tae’s lead music producer and engineer. The brothers, working in the studio with their father, Billay, emerged with a hybrid pop/urban sound reflective of Tae’s multicultural background. Tae was introduced to the world with the launching of his YouTube music channel in March of 2011.

Tae and his team quickly became known for overhauling cover songs and creating signature originals that allow Tae to showcase his naturally soulful voice. His YouTube content has generated over 5 million views. Brooks’ first single “Thumbs Up” was released on iTunes February 22, 2011 and was well received. His covers have ranked among the top on the sites of The Huffington Post, Perez Hilton, Ryan Seacrest, and MusicMeetsVideo.

Visibility on YouTube led to Tae being sought out for voice-over work. He became the male lead voice of the Disney 365 theme song, was cast as the voice and singing role of Michael Jackson in the animated TV series Black Dynamite, and performed the intro/outro on the channel of popular YouTube personality Lamarr Wilson. Tae caught the attention of Canadian producer Josh Friesen, which led to him becoming a voice-over artist for GrapeSEED, a company in Japan that produces educational curriculum used in 7 countries. Soon after, he was asked to star in the video series as well, resulting in 4 trips to Japan over a 3 year period.

Between his work trips to Japan, Tae Brooks expanded his exposure with concert performances alongside major label recording artists Kalin and Myles, Round 2 Crew and other popular emerging artists. When asked to name his most memorable performance Tae says, “I had the opportunity to sing at Seacrest Studios in Children’s Hospital Medical Center back in my hometown. Just knowing my performance is still being viewed by kids dealing with serious illnesses makes that time special to me.”

Tae Brooks notoriety in music circles was recognized by Billboard Magazine who’s named Brooks #7 (2016) and #19 (2011) on the Next Big Sound chart featuring the fastest growing artists across social media. VERSEDonline named Tae one of the breakout artists for 2014. While under the management of Ebony Son Entertainment, management team of Ludacris, Tae recorded songs written by multi platinum songwriters and producers such as Ne-Yo, The Jackie Boyz, A-Rex and The Movement.

Demonstrating his own songwriting versatility, Tae independently released his co-written 5 track debut EP ‘On My Own’ on September 30, 2014. The EP included Tae’s previous single “It’s Always Been You” and two fan favorites, “Lois Lane” and “The Fire” featuring Tae’s brother Juke. The success of the EP led to charting on the iTunes Pop chart.

Tae released ‘Serenity’ Apr 23rd, 2016 and it is the lead single from Brooks’ upcoming summer EP, described by co-writer and producer Tadjh Brooks as having a “tropical funk” vibe. Check it out.