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Bjorn Monnier has released his reggae-pop serenade, Samantha-Song

‘Samantha-Song’ is the latest reggae-infused pop serenade from the luminary artist Bjorn Monnier; the old-school crooning will send you swooning back to the 50s while the sun-bleached rhythms practically top up your vitamin D levels.

Whatever the secret to creating the perfect summer pop single is, Monnier discernibly knows about it, but we’re fairly convinced that it has plenty to do with his lyrical sincerity and conviction to pour himself into vocal performances entirely. The single soulfully explores how every exciting possibility leads to an infinite stream of uncertainty that often gets tainted by past experiences. If any single is going to convince you to delve into the unknown, it is this one.

Watch the official video for Samantha-Song by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Talk It Through: David M Fiori wants that young love joy on ‘Stronger Than Me’ (feat. London Lawhon)

With a groovy vibe and an honest story about taking charge in a relationship, David M Fiori is thoroughly tremendous on his new track featuring striking vocals that will have you nodding your head all day on ‘Stronger Than Me(feat. London Lawhon).

David M Fiori is a New York City-born, Las Vegas, Nevada-based artist, bass player and music producer. He is a legend in the US music scene who knows talent when he sees it, and is a well-respected musician who makes that world class sound.

David Fiori has spent years perfecting his technical sound and unique style, with writing projects that include. Netflix, Marvel Studios, and Nissan, Chevy, Kraze Capone, and Triga, Jasmine Saldana Diaz , Solomon Child from Wu-Tang Clan and currently London Lawhon from American Idol.” ~ David M Fiori

Featuring a soulful singer who has such a succulent vocal ability and matched with a fresh riff that has you in the mood to reach your goals no matter who is bringing you down, this is a top track full of everything you need.

With reflective lyrics about wanting to keep the love alive and to not be a babysitter all the time – this is a fine song packed with a style that has you realizing deeply – that its actually important to keep things in perspective, to achieve that much-wanted long-term success.

Stronger Than Me(feat. London Lawhon) from the multi-talented Las Vegas-based musician and music producer David M Fiori, is that true story about wishing you could be looked after for once. You desire that person who is totally mature and not stuck a reality tv-type mindset, who supports your vision, and takes you on adventures you only thought possible in dreams. This is the type of track which makes you really think, if indeed you are actually with the correct person after all.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more on the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Lets Dance: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines artist Dynamite has his eyes set on the smiling ‘Mamacita’ (prod. by Shando)

Returning with a new Reggaeton vibe and powered by his indie label South-Side Quarry that certainly spices up your mood after many cold days locked inside, Dynamite shows us what all the hype is about on his freshly squeezed new love anthem for the summer called ‘Mamacita(prod. by Shando).

Joel Tyril aka Dynamite, is a Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-born indie singer-songwriter, label owner and businessman. He has moved into a Hispanic/English style of music recently, as he is always looking to evolve his sound and push the boundaries with creating hit records.

Inspired by Sizzle, Buju Banton, Burning Spare and Capleton, this is a progressive musician who has also shared the stage with Mattafix, RDX, Kevin Little, The Wixard, Bad Royal and Static in the past. His motivation is clear to hear and he sings with much confidence and heartfelt desire to reach all of the obtainable lofty goals set, that he has written down to manifest for the earth to provide.

This isn’t just any record to me, it’s apart of my journey as a spiritual being having a human experience.” ~ Dynamite

Mamacita(prod. by Shando) from the exciting Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-based Reggaeton artist and label owner Dynamite, is that come-and-vibe-with-me right now and let’s dance all night kind of single. With the energy set on a love-filled romantic flow – the bring-the-tequila taste is there for all to sip up enthusiastically –  as the smiles gets bigger and the night turns happily joyful, to having the best evening possible for all involved.

Freshen your ears on Spotify and see more of his Island-filled socials via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sensual Summer Reggae-Pop Vibes: Emen – Naughty Girl

Based on his latest single, Naughty Girl, Nigerian-born UK-based breaking artist Emen (Emenere Ette) has returned to the music scene as a triple threat; his soulfully imploring vocals, playful lyrical approach and tropically blissful reggae-pop beats combine to create sensual summer vibes that won’t fail to serenade.

It really wouldn’t be a surprise if women are as quick to identify with the protagonist in Naughty Woman as they were to identify with Margot Robbie’s depiction of Harley Quinn. It’s an infectiously up-vibe track; you couldn’t ask for a sweeter summer pop hit.

Naughty Girl is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Corey Morris takes us to introspective church with his latest single, Can I

Hip Hop and old school soul coalesce in Corey Morris’ latest sun-bleached single, Can I, which conceptually allows the lyrical tone to contrast with the mellow, celestial instrumentals. With choruses repetitively asking, “can I live, can I motherfucking live”, Morris expresses his internal conflict as a result of the external chaos that leaves us all aware of how far we can fall.

While the track sonically encompasses the beauty, compassion and soul that we can find in the world, Morris’ pulls you back down from the dreamy plateau that the instrumentals put you on with his gritty introspection that asks the question that is never too far from any of our minds.

Can I is available on apple music.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

BrianJavier has made this Reggae RnB debut with his high vibe summer track, ‘Rush It’ ft. Danilo

RnB and Reggae soulfully coalesce in up and coming NYC-based artist BrianJavier’s debut downtempo single, Rush It, featuring Danilo. The melodious grooves run in synergy with the theme of the track that celebrates slow-burning passion over affections that quickly burn out. He proves that pace is the trick with the groove in the grinding tropic beats and the meditative canter of the serenading lyrics.

Any fans of 90s RnB will want to freshen up their summer playlists with the soulful hit. It is a stellar debut from an exceptional artist that we can’t wait to hear more from.

You can check out the official music video that premiered on July 17th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Nate Dingo takes us to the movies in his latest cinematic single ft. Kmwurld & YDZ

Newark, NJ-based breaking artist Nate Dingo is starting to make major waves with his signature infusion of Afrobeat, RnB, pop and hip hop. If he is not already on your radar, his latest single, Movie, featuring Kmwurld & YDZ is the perfect introduction.

Movie is a sultry downtempo feat of tropic hip hop complete with jazzy grooves that throwback to old school, but with Nate Dingo’s boldly authentic approach, he has exactly what it takes to define the future of hip hop.

Tracks like Moves is what the phrase ‘it’s a vibe’ should have been invented for.

The official music video premiered on June 28th; it is available to stream via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Joize raises the temperature with the tropic beats in his latest urban EDM single, ‘Choices’

With plenty of popular releases already under his belt since making his debut in 2018, there was a fair amount of expectation on Joize’s latest single, Choices, it’s safe to say that he has raised the bar once more with his reggae vibes and vibrant danceable beats.

A single can rarely speak to your rhythmic pulses as much as it speaks to your soul, but this sweetly seductive release resonates mind, body and soul. Through his RnB Reggae vocals and the glitchy bass-dubbed trip-hop beats, Joize created the ultimate summer RnB playlist staple.

Choices is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

A Little Crazy: The Fiddle Revolt impress again with the reflective ‘Garden of Eden’

As they dodge the sneaky snakes that threaten to bite them on the foot as they walk innocently around to forget this challenging time, The Fiddle Revolt keep their energies constant to remind calm despite the possible venom awaiting on ‘Garden of Eden‘.

The Fiddle Revolt is an experienced Akron, Ohio-based multi-dimensional rock, funk, soul, blues, RnB, pop and reggae band. They make that deeply created vibe that is a throwback to the good days, when the vibe was uplifting and full of only positive music with meaning.

This song was written as a response to the current state of the world. Through the global pandemic, one very important fact was realized: you don’t get lost time back.” – The Fiddle Revolt

The members first started playing together as the backing band for a country artist. The band grew tired of being stuck in one genre with one front man. Unable to convince the lead man to allow for more experimental use of their talents, and with their creativity being stifled, the five members decided to leave and form their own band.” – The Fiddle Revolt

Garden of Eden‘ from a band that certainly keep it real always and are called The Fiddle Revolt, is a terrific single that is full of catchy solos. strong vocals and raspy riffs, that makes you smile deep inside your tired soul. This is a single to throw on and enjoy –  despite the sad tone of losing time due to this disastrous and pesky pandemic – as its unpretentious is a welcome eye-warmer to filter good vibrations into your soul again.

Stream this groovy track on Spotify and see more via their IG adventures.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Flow State serves soul food in their latest single, Pancake Love.

Alt electro duo Flow State has unleashed their most archaically avant-garde single to date with their jazz fusion single, ‘Pancake Love’.

The South-West, England-hailing artist delivers a versatile fusion sound that makes jazz, electro-swing, ska and blues-rock the cornerstone in Pancake Love. As soon as you hit play, you’re forcibly shunted from the 21st-century by the sun-bleached reggae tones that brighten the subversively surreal track that bears reminiscence to Creepshow, Horrorpops and The Brains. But as you can probably gather from the track title, Pancake Love comes with sticky sweet flair and affection as opposed to macabre inclination.

You can get your fill of Pancake Love by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast