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Just One Of Them Days: Canadian RnB artist KINGZMN knows the good girl with a temper on ‘Maria’

Taken off their recent soul-immersing fifteen-track album named ‘Where Do We Go From Here?‘, KINGZMN are back with a sensually stimulating new release all about ‘Maria‘.

KINGZMN is an enthralling London, Canada-based RnB duo who are Zanna Alishahi and Thien Nguyen. They make that deliciously creative blend of exquisite ambiance to slow dance romantically into.

After years of experimenting with dance music, KINGZMN later decided to incorporate their love for R&B into their music, which turned that groovy dance sound that they were known for into a melodic, sexy style of music that invokes emotion into their listeners.” ~ KINGZMN

On a track that has a real class attached, there is much to lather happily inside as we are taken through a story that has many flashes of a soul from the past, who reminds you of that person you are with currently. Sung with delightful vocals and a fresh edge to slice warmly into, you feel a warm embrace of goodness throughout this terrific release.

Maria‘ from the classy London, Canada-based RnB duo KINGZMN, is a smoothly performed single all about that sweet romance from two souls who clearly care about each other, even if things are cloudy from the late-nights sometimes. Made with a loving tone, excellent vocals and a sterling soundscape to put you into the mood for those candle-lit dinners, this is a superb new track that will have you reaching for the next bottle of wine.

Hear this finely created single on Spotify and see more info on their IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kassandra Dasent shows us how to love in a hateful world with ‘Be Still’

Singer-songwriter Kassandra Dasent’s latest single, Be Still, gives you the sense that she lights up any room that she walks in. All of her music is a reflection of her evolutionary journey through life, and Be Still is the perfect introduction to the value of her introspection and the passion in her bluesy gospel vocal delivery.

It is all too easy to say ‘good vibes only’ through music; what is far more difficult – and what Dasent excels in – is guiding those who use the atrocities in the world as a reason for apathy back into motion.

The San Juan, Trinidad-born artist grew up in Montreal with Calypso, Soca & Chutneyin her blood; her rich heritage transfuses into her sound that carries a sonic resemblance to 90s soul-pop while unravelling as a melting pot of culture that you’ll want to delve into the and time again.

The official music video for Be Still is now available to stream via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

Okay I See You: SirW moves swiftly onto the win with ‘Pass Da Controller’ (feat. BigLu91)

With a brightly-lit hunger in those ravenous veins and a motivated taste for the true victory, SirW sees that his time is now and tells others to move over so he can claim his rightful place on top with ‘Pass Da Controller(feat. BigLu91).

Selwyn Ichizedek Richard Williams aka SirW, is a Toronto, Ontario-based indie rapper, cook, anime enthusiast and music producer.

Featuring Luther Daniel Saunders aka BigLu91, a sizzlin’ Scarborough, Ontario, Canada-based rapper, this is a terrific new single which has your speakers bouncing in delightful enthusiasm.

Inspired by various animes, video games and movies, SirW’s music journey began at the tender age of 16 where he started creating instrumentals while being a cook.” ~ SirW

With vigorous raps of intent that seem to swirl just right into your intrigued soul, they morph together and grab the controls of their destiny with a gritty performance here. These are two skillful rappers on a mission to reach the finish line where the gold medal is at – and aren’t giving up no matter what the obstacles in the way – as they believe its their moment to be getting that W.

At 17, BigLu91 was given a pen and a pad by his Uncle and his main inspiration for music. After writing “Loneliness”, his first song about his absent father, BigLu91 found his outlet.” ~ SirW

Pass Da Controller(feat. BigLu91) from the Toronto, Ontario-based indie hip-hop artist and music producer SirW, is the message of not accepting second place anymore. Others have had their time at the top of the pack and have eaten greedily, whilst you believe the moment is now to jump up and never let this opportunity go by the wayside.

If you want it enough, believing in yourself is the only way to truly win in this game of life after all.

Hear this brand new track on Spotify and check out his SirW’s IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Just Having Fun: Toronto rapper Rich Smoke wants it again for that ‘One Time’

Produced by platinum selling music producer Vinnyxprod and taken off his five-track EP ‘Stewmaker‘, Rich Smoke wants to spend that highly passionate late night with her ‘One Time‘ again, as he can’t get enough of her sultry ways.

Rich Smoke is an underground Toronto, Canada-based indie hip-hop artist. He fuses that honest street-filled rap music which is blunt and to the point always, as he flows quickly with a confident abandon.

His rugged flow furiously fills the smokey speakers with an air of lustful temptation, as he thinks deeply about that incredible time they had together before. He isn’t sure if she is girlfriend material – and dives head first into the freestyle-type single with an abundance of energy – to get her to come back to his place so they may be reacquainted.

One Time‘ from the Toronto, Canada-based rapper Rich Smoke, is the story of being with someone in the past and not having enough time before. He desires her so much and wishes they could be together again, so he could find out if perhaps there is more there inside her soul.

Made with a new school rap swagger and a self-assured tone, this is another cookin’ release from a rapper who seems to know what he wants and intends on taking it all.

Hear this new track on Soundcloud and see more on the IG channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

What Did I Say: Singapore singer-songwriter Camille Miller wants someone to hold her tight on ‘Nobody’s Listening’

As she emerges from the cold shadows to stand her ground and let the world know that she is ready, Camille Miller knows that she needs to sing louder to get her message across on ‘Nobody’s Listening‘.

Camille Miller is a Crofton, Canada-born red-haired indie pop/rock/blues singer-songwriter with soulful roots, who is now based in thriving Singapore. She is a well-established act who has been performing since the 90’s, and displays such class on each one of her incredibly beautiful creations.

This is the message of turning up your voice – otherwise you shall be destined to be ignored forever – as you open the door and vow to be heard now. Sung with a really excited elegance and a tone you are only born with, she brightens up any day with a wholehearted performance here that has you smiling from ear to ear, as the underdog emerges to claim her name as she totally deserves.

Nobody’s Listening‘ from the experienced Singapore-based indie blues/pop/rock artist Camille Miller, is that track about moving up to take a stand for what you believe in. After sheltering away for too long and letting others grab the headlines, you believe that now is the time for you to grab the awaiting opportunity. Combined with the support of your loyal loved ones, this is all about showing your intentions so your true fans may follow the lead.

If you want something enough – you need to go and get it for yourself – or die wondering what might have been.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Lose All Control: Canadian alt-pop act SUBURBS dream of that special time together on ‘Next To Me’

As they fall head first for that amazing soul who makes gravity turn upside down, SUBURBS have our hearts remembering those amazing times together as you wholeheartedly wish they were yours forever on ‘Next To Me‘.

SUBURBS is a Southern Ontario-based three-piece indie alt-pop act. They are a quality outfit who after the dreamy five-track ‘Sweet Nothings EP‘ which was a highly memorable, return with more smoothly layered vibrations to arouse our attention.

SUBURBS is not a place, but an idea. Something that lives in both the ideal and the outskirts of a dream. A collective of thought. A community with no boundaries, bringing people together through artistic expression.” ~ SUBURBS 

With atmospheric vocals that seems to capture the mood just right, this is a gleaming effort from an inventive team who just seem to make that ear-warming music which has you shaking in eager anticipation.

Next To Me‘ from the hauntingly crisp Southern Ontario, Canada-based indie alt-pop trio SUBURBS, is that track which makes you wonder if it is indeed possible to be with someone who is far away right now. Each waking moment is spent thinking about them, as you wish they were close to you so you could gaze lovingly into each others eyes.

Performed with a world class soundscape, this is a real gem of a single from the Canadian trio, who continue to bring out top quality music at each turn.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Took My Shot: Big Lou is living with that groove all day on ‘As A Crew’

As he introduces us to his mindset and motivated team after a long time to mediate on the possible outcome through the journey awaiting, Big Lou steps up big time and urges us to do everything ‘As A Crew‘.

Big Lou is a Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) born and raised motivational speaker, Go Produce podcast co-owner and hip-hop artist who now lives in Canada. After starting businesses before as he looked for his true purpose, he realized at the age of twenty-six, that actually being a rap artist is what he truly desired.

As he lived his life following his curiosity he quickly made a lot of mistakes. He knew at this point that he was on the right track because it is in failure where you learn most effectively.” ~ Big Lou

With a fresh flow and pack full of expressive raps that are so energetically interwoven, his reflective mind so clear now after not thinking that this was possible before. His thoughtfulness has comprehended what needed to happen, as he sounds totally captivated by the moment and won’t ever let this slip away.

This is a song that captures the qualities, ideas, and energy that I have as an individual and I am positive that it will set the right tone for my career.” ~ Big Lou

As A Crew‘ from the London, Ontario-based indie rapper, keen observer and podcast owner Big Lou, is the big welcome party that we all needed after that long vacation away, that actually turned into a reoccurring nightmare. His mind is made up and it feels like he is making up for lost time, as his highly enthusiastic energy comes to the fore on a promising debut track. Big Lou is ready for the next stage of the creative process, and we are joining him for a much-welcomed ride of discovery to the promised land.

Hear this audio on YouTube and see more on his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

ShelovesYj – WOAH: Hard-Hitting High-Vibe Hip Hop

If your high vibe hip hop playlists aren’t hitting the same, the enlivening energy and unique lyrical depth in ShelovesYj’s latest single, WOAH, will prove to be a worthy playlist staple.

It’s so much more than your average hedonist hip hop track. While many artists use their high vibe tracks to brag about their excess and dominant personalities, there’s a far more vulnerable side to WOAH. With lines such as “every day I try to find the light, got a lot of pain inside, just gotta keep smiling because the demon will rise”, the sense of realism is resounding. And honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever connected with a hip hop in quite the same way.

At the age of just 16-years-old, the Ontario, Canada-based freestyle artist is proving to be a force to be reckoned with.

The official music video that premiered on March 6th is now available to stream via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Make It Happen: Mined Music urges us to keep that mind fresh on ‘Waterfalls’ (Stickybuds Remix)

After giving us a much-needed flow-watered lesson in going after your goals and avoiding being stuck in that quick-sand past which can suck you into dark places of no return on the first version of ‘Waterfall‘, Mined Music is back with the freshly added sprinkle of extra inspirational droplets with amazement-filled beats on ‘Waterfalls (Stickybuds Remix).

Michael Newell aka Mined Music is a world class trip-hop/ambient/electronica producer and DJ who is based in Munich, Germany. He has been joined on this spine-tingling new single by the well-known Western Canada-based music producer Stickybuds.

Together, they put on quite a show and this is a highly memorable track which will easily get you off your couch, and on your feet to reach your dreams. This is that dust-off what happened before moment, as you get your boots on and get to work.

Renowned for his skills on both the turntables and in the studio, Stickybuds has become one of Western Canada’s finest exports, performing live in over 25 countries and growing. His ever impressive list of touring accolades includes acclaimed venues and festivals such as Burning Man, Shambhala, Envision, “We Love Space” Ibiza, Boomtown, and Glastonbury Festival.” ~ Stickybuds

Waterfalls(Stickybuds Remix) from the mightily skilled Munich, Germany-based Mined Music, rattles into your soul like a vision that has you feeling stronger again, as you let it all go. Letting things flow naturally is the only way to be truly happy anyway. On a thumping beat with so much fire and a breathtaking energy, this is a real foot stompin’ gem that needs to be played loud and proud, to get the full cleansing process as you reclaim your destiny.

Hear this groovy self-doubt washer on Soundcloud and check out his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen