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Mike Green – Back to basics for the best results

One of the challenges facing the singer-songwriter, voice and guitar driven song is how to get noticed against the modern background of musical noise. Not noticed in the bombastic, U2 stadium rock sense but by knowing how to take these simple elements and lift them off the musical page, make them sound robust and accessible, set them apart from the pack. Some do it by deft and intricate guitar work, layering vocals, production tricks and other gimmickry. Mike Green does it mainly by writing great songs and delivering them with competence and confidence.

It seems pretty obvious really, why dress a song up to create some sort of pretend elegance when you can strip it back to actual eloquence? And Always is eloquent, in a solid and dependable sort of way, a combination of keeping things simple, though far from simplistic, and that fantastic, emotive voice of his. Letting the music breath and the vocals soar, a vocal which seems to blend romance and honesty and a soulfulness with a delivery that most rock singers would kill for. Get the basics right and sometimes the rest will just naturally fall into line.

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Lemar Wallace Clarke – Ragging Bull; A smooth blend of hip-hop and dance hall song

Have you ever listened to a music in a genre of another music genre? Hehe…Yeah, I know, it sure sound like an outlandish rhyme but it’s a real fact. “Raging bull” is one of delectable and thought provoking  single from Lemar Clarke’s new music album which he titled – “A king with no throne”.

Of course this song is a hip-hop / rap song with a blend of that distinctive sound from Reggae/dance music genre. So let’s just call it this Lemar’s Raging Bull a “Rapggae” genre.

This track is quite a cool and a slow clinched song which is characterized by beautiful reggae vibe that’s got a rapid and intense classic tempo.

The artist, in this song calmly shared his life stories with absolute steadiness and serenity.

On the course of its smooth progression as it seems, the reggae vibe that was much felt and heard at the start off point of the song got submerged into a steady genre of cool slow hip hop vibe.

Lemar’s flexibility is quite remarkable; the top score still remains the braveness of the artist to intertwine two different music genres together with apt smoothness. This song is still a great piece although it could have been more better and well-pitched if the brevity of one particular music sound in the song is substituted with equality that’s on par with the second sound till the very last minute of the song.

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Mandi Rose – If You Like To; when a song’s clarity turns harmonical

It’s not every day that one gets to listen to a song that’s helmed by yet another impulsive good vocalist like Mandi Rose who subtly knows how and what to do with that beautiful Caribbean sound.

Y’all sure already know that “If You Like” by Mandi Rose it’s an unparalleled pop dance song, what more magic can a Caribbean sound add to a well-pitched song without bringing to the party its persuasive body shake feeling – especially when the music genre is pop.

The lyrics of this song thrust its listeners into a rather groovy and party-like mood that intrigues! It’s also necessary to point out the intrinsic motivation that probably awaits anyone that is eager to wear his/her headset to get a feel of what feature(s) this brilliant song exudes. It’s more like having that propulsive feeling; the feeling to oblige to the incentive to undertake an activity based on the expected enjoyment of the activity itself, rather than the external benefits that might result from such activity.

This song sends blips and eerie buzzes darting around a bustling all-asses-on-the-dancefloor pulse. This song is just pretty and beautiful, y’all should go check out this song it’s really worth it.

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Exotik Robotz – Tears in the Rain: A Hauntingly High Vibe Hit of Synth Pop

Exotik Robotz are a futuristic collective of iridescently talented Electronica Synth Pop musicians hailing from New York. Their sound is a breath of fresh air and serves as a pure injection of positive illuminating vibes. Their latest track Tears in the Rain, is just one of the mix of soul shattering synths that their debut album ‘SUPERNOVAE’ offers. It shines a ray of light through the murky depths of melancholia in the Electronica scene. Their boundless transient sound mixes in Soulful vocals which pour humanity over the track to make Tears in the Rain one of the most evocative listening experiences I’ve had dabbling in the Synth Pop Genre.  The classic piano medleys and soaring guitars are perfectly composed around Exotik Robotz otherwise synthesised sound. The band take their influences from New Wave, World, Glam & Classical music, which can give you an idea of how eclectically pioneering their sound is.

Check out Tears in the Rain on SoundCloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/exotik-robotz/06-exotik-robotz-tears-in-the

Head on over to the bands official website for more beats & tour info:

https://www.exotikrobotz.com/

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ryker – Razor: A Razor-Sharp Rendition of Gritty Hip Hop

Ryker’s debut track Razor dropped in January 2018. His music translates into more than just a sound, he bypasses the superficiality through his poignantly penned lyrics and he creates pure emotion. Ryker is more of a story teller than a Hip Hop Rap artist, sharing the same resounding talent as Rappers such as Scroobius Pip and Kate Tempest.  Each line that this track is comprised of stings you with it’s harsh admission of raw emotion.

The music adds to the evocative momentum of the track, adding an almost orchestral tentativeness to the sound through the sonorous Trap beat to create an overall perfect track which is pretty impossible to dissect when you’re too busy being devoured by the ethereal sound that Ryker puts out time after time with his music.

Check out Ryker’s latest track Razor on YouTube using the link below where you can grab a free download:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1pn33NeeaM

Show Ryker some love & follow him on his official Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/maxrykerofficial/

Review by Amelia Vandergast

 

 

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Dr Nick – Consolations of Philosophy: The Genius of Socrates Mixed with the Rhythmic Prowess of The Doors

Dr Nick’s latest track Consolations of Philosophy is just what the doctor ordered. A Neo-Psychedelic Rock ensemble that sounds just as sweet as when Jim Morrison defined the scene. There’s no shortage of 60’s Psychedelic revival musicians, but none of them seem to take you on the same trip as this track. Dr Nick doesn’t just scratch the surface with his angelically orchestrated lyrics he plunges deep into the human condition to explore… you guessed it consolations of philosophy. There aren’t many lyricists that could so poignantly capture modern day apathy through such rhythmic prowess. Who knew disdain towards the rest of humanity could sound so sweet wrapped around soaring guitar riffs?

The Newcastle, UK based singer songwriter has been performing for over 5 years in intimate live shows, however it’s definitely time to tell the rest of the world just how sonorously spectacular his sound is! Consolations of Philosophy is just one of the mind blowing, creatively edgy tracks off his debut album ‘Slave to The Beast’.

You can check out the track yourself on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=vC3AFvRk_1A&app=desktop

Or purchase Nick’s album here:

http://intuitive.productions/web-store/

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Sally Crosby – I’m Not Ready: A Traditional Folk Flavour of Fragile Percussion

Welsh Folk singer songwriter Sally Crosby has a unique twee aura around her music that pertains the same attitude as Kate Nash but the styled sensibility of more traditional female Folk vocalists. She’s mixed up her acoustic sound with the marmite of all musical instruments; the ukulele, personally ever since I heard Noah and the Whale I can’t get enough of the upbeat rhythms and harmonies that are exuded from the fragile percussion.  The Welshpool based Indie singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist can not only express herself with 7 different instruments, but she can blow us all away by doing so.

Her debut track; I’m Not Ready is just one of the standout tracks from the stunning singer’s latest EP ‘All I Seem To Know Is How To Write Songs About You’ which was released in January 2018. Her breathy, fractured vocals have massive potential. She can already count herself up there with some of my favourite Welsh artists such as The Manic Street Preachers, El Goodo & Catatonia. Sally has already received airplay through BBC Radio 6 after they discovered her delectable sounds.

You can check out I’m Not Ready on SoundCloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/sally_c/im-not-ready

For more info & music, head on over to her official website:

http://www.sallycrosby.co.uk/

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Ali Brustofski – Oh No! From Teen Pop To A Shock of Soulful Electrifying Synthy Harmony

Oh No! is the brand new single from the New York Pop sensation Ali Brustofski. Unless you’ve been living in a wifi-less cave for the last few years, you really have no excuse not to have stumbled across her sensational contributions to the Pop scene. With her first single ‘When I Fall’ receiving over 185,000 plays on Spotify, Brustofski is taking the scene by storm. With a set of pipes that allows her to stand against other female vocalists such as Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse the sky is definitely limit for her boundless synthy sound.

With her first single Ali Brustofski introduced her sound as Teen Pop idol it is with her second release that the artist really stamped her style into her sound which is layers with catchy hooks, tantalising drops and electrifying synths. There’s an irresistible amount of energy behind her track that can be appreciated whether you’ve been down with Pop since the 60’s or started out with a One Direction CD.

Check out Ali Brustofki’s second single on Soundcloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/alibrustofski/ali-brustofski-oh-no/s-wyH5y

For more info & music from the voice behind the future of Pop head on over to Ali Brustofski’s official website:

http://www.alibrustofski.com/

Review by Amelia Vanderast

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Saso Sandic – Pity Boys: Pensively Poignant Alt Rock

The sound behind Saso Sandic comes curtesy of a New York based collective of Alternative Rock aficionado’s that don’t mind lending elements of sound from other genres to create their insanely pioneering sound that demands to be played on repeat. Sandic’s voice is almost too beautiful against the Blues Pop Rock sound that’s fused with extra Funk through the track’s R&B Harmonies. The sound of the acoustic guitar floats throughout the track, even against the attack of the Jazz Funk style bass that bleeds contemporary euphoria into the debut mix.

The genius behind the project lies in singer, song writer and guitarists mind. Through his music he transcends superficiality and explores an enticing array of themes such as evil and gender, which explains part of the resonance behind Pity Boys. Every track that Sandic has orchestrated has been utter perfection, but Pity Boys is a charismatic wonder of a hit that’s playfully emasculating, music sounds pretty sweet when the shoe is on the other foot.

Check out Pity Boys on SoundCloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/sashosand/4-pity-boys

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Daniel Heffington – Shipwrecked Souls: A Humble Riddle of Harmony & Monstrous Melody

Daniel Heffington’s latest track Shipwrecked Souls is an ethereal piece of music, it’s zealous energy barely fits within the confines of Indie Pop Rock. The track progresses from an intimate tentatively paced introduction that lures you into the snares that are riddled throughout this track before it leads you to an anthemic hit. The Virginia based singer songwriter humbly boasts the unique gift of being able to create a perfectly resonant universal sound that makes you fall in love with his energy before you even get to the chorus. It sounds like ridiculously high praise, yet it’s the plaintive truth.

There’s a slight reminiscence to acts such as Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Coldplay and Kings of Leon but if truth be told, I haven’t heard such momentous rhythm alongside such succinct soaring harmonies in a long time. And that’s all before you get to the sensational vocals and poignant lyrics.

You can check out Shipwrecked Souls on Soundcloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/daniel-heffington/shipwrecked-souls

Follow Daniel on Facebook to keep up to date with his new releases & live events:

https://www.facebook.com/Danielhofficial

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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