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Special Place: Illinois artist Danny Oleksy takes a romantic ride with shorty on debut single ‘By The Ocean’

As he cheekily looks deeply into her beautiful eyes and sees them together forever, Danny Oleksy just knows that she is someone rather sweet and special on the beach-blushing debut single ‘By The Ocean‘.

Danny Oleksy is a youthful Hampshire, Illinois-based University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student, ice-hockey player, indie pop/hip-hop artist, music producer, audio engineer, and singer-songwriter. He has been making music since he was very young, but feels like now is his time to shine brightly.

Music is my whole life and it always has been, but I am just now becoming myself and showing who I really am. Through my music I wish to motivate people to follow their dreams and not be afraid of who they are, don’t let nobody tell you what you can and can’t do.” ~ Danny Oleksy

His freshly tanned vocals feel like he has just risen from the calming seas below – as they sound so crisply pure and confidently salted – the energy he transmits is something rather relaxing, as we float happily with him underwater for this summer gem.

By The Ocean‘ from the enthusiastic underground pop/hip-hop artist and music producer/engineer Danny Oleksy, is a sun-kissed single which has you beaming from ear to ear. He sees his girl as someone really remarkable who despite having some of that Daddy money to play with, is the perfect woman for him.

What’s better than spending some quality time alone by the ocean with your partner anyway?

Stream this new fresh new single on Spotify and see more news via his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dave De Vita has released his panoramic pop hit, Control

Swiss-Italian singer-songwriter and producer Dave De Vita has given the airwaves a break from archetypal pop with the release of his feistily melodic folk-pop-rock track, Control.

With the same panoramic production style as the likes of Mumford and Sons and the Lumineers, the high-octane hit is instantly accessible without ever feeling assimilative. The emotion in the soundscape is cranked up just as much as the guitars when the infectiously euphoric chorus hits. Adding Control to your playlists is a sure-fire way to make them more eclectic.

Control is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Bigger Things Now: Canadian producer/singer Naszdaddy doesn’t know if they can connect on ‘Obsessed’

As he tries hard not to flex but just can’t quite help it, Naszdaddy wonders why they won’t leave him alone, even though he has made his intentions known on ‘Obsessed‘.

Naszdaddy is a Brockville, Eastern Ontario, Canada-based indie music producer, artist and Berklee College of Music student. He is an artistic soul and loves to break boundaries with his vibration-filled bundle of different-planet sounding music melodies, which is packed full of boundless enthusiasm and smartly-crafted ingenuity.

Naszdaddy specializes in hyperpop, melodic trap, and experimental music. He has played the piano since 2003, has been producing since 2017, and started developing his voice in 2020.” ~ Naszdaddy

He mixes skillfully with a dynamic soundscape which is full of skilled effect for our beating hearts – which has your wondrous body grooving in absolute unison and has your thoughtful mind wondering translucently- deep into the intense story about someone who is madly in love with you, who just doesn’t get it. This is a highly innovative performance from a youthful artist who is clearly looking for something different – which will comprehensively stimulate his mind to stay alive with new layers of total excellence – and always be satisfyingly imaginative to himself and those who know him best.

Obsessed‘ from the highly progressive Canadian indie music producer and singer Naszdaddy, is the familiar story about telling someone super into you that you aren’t interested at all, but they keep on trying no matter what you say. The problem is that you are in love with someone else and know that you won’t connect on a higher level anyway, as you are two rather different souls.

When the heart knows what it wants, nothing else should get in the way of staying faithful to your true love.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Never See Her Again: Silver Magpie wishes his true love would stay behind on ‘The Storm’

As he begins to flap his dusty wings so he can fly to where he deserves to be after sheltering away where it didn’t feel quite right before, Silver Magpie ponders deeply as to why his lover is sailing so far away and not into his arms instead on ‘The Storm’.

Silver Magpie is a Guadalajara, Mexico-born solo indie rock singer-songwriter. He is a creative soul who has hidden his feelings away for too long, as he now expresses himself through his music creations, which only seek to find his true path in this rather confusing world.

Mainly influenced by post-punk/alternative rock bands with some shoegaze/dreamy hints. I’ve always had trouble fitting in, always the weird/nerdish kid at the back of the class.” ~ Silver Magpie

You feel his underdog mentality the whole way through, as he wonders why his love doesn’t turn around and join him hand in hand in again. He is unsure about this new path they have chosen and senses that he should stay behind – even though there could be something exciting waiting for him – if he just took the chance and joined them on the current-filled sailboat.

It took some time to redefine my sound and learn new things to deliver better music. This song is dedicated to all of those who have drifted away (sailing away) from others during this pandemic.” ~ Silver Magpie

The Storm‘ from the motivated Guadalajara, Mexico-born indie artist Silver Magpie, is an emotion-filled journey about the wind-swept thoughts, that are flying dramatically into his reflective mind. He wishes it was calm and easy to work out, but for now his feelings are mixed, as he only thinks about why they left him behind.

Life can take you onto many differing paths. Ultimately, its up to you to work out which way you think the elusive treasure is hidden.

Stream this new track on Spotify and see more news via his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Just Want A Meal: Library Trap know that they need to get things done on ‘Borrowed Time’

Following the underground success of their first single ‘Murakami‘, Library Trap open up the creaking door to see if it is all actually real outside with their latest jam named ‘Borrowed Time‘.

Five-piece hip-hop collaboration act Library Trap, is a group who were formed back at school when they were just sixteen years young. With a fresh-faced attitude and hungry lip-licking zest for making true music which is different to the plastic norm, they give off a radiant air of creativity, which is such a blessing to our tired ears.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, working remotely slowed down their collaborative work. However, the time spent was used to refine their skills and help further enhance and push their sound.” ~ Library Trap

The busty beat here stretches your vivid imagination like a rubber band, as you are drawn quickly into the complex layers which web over the track like a skilled spider in his prime. They push the boundaries all throughout this bouncy produced gem and this is a track you haven’t heard before – as they take us on a journey through what they have seen – during this horrific pandemic-riddled mess of a is-this-really-happening world.

Borrowed Time‘ from the youthfully exuberant five-piece hip-hop act Library Trap, has our eyes peeled on our watches to find a way out of this maze before dinner – to make sure you catch your manifested dreams – before they sneeze away into the sun-lit sky as a forgotten memory. With a supremely creative body of work already, these talented artists skin up a real reason to get excited about their original output.

Time is short in life after all, so wasting efforts on nothingness is fools gold.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

In My Zone: Keylo Jsr is the triple threat on the money-maker ‘Zon3’

He wishes that she was right next to him right now but knows that the trust is there so they can kiss through the phone, as the rejuvenated Keylo Jsr gets into the right mindset to make that ‘Zon3‘.

Keylo Jsr is a driven indie rapper based in Greenville, South Carolina. The Queens, New York-born artist makes that enlightened music as he was behind bars for over five years, so had plenty of time to work out what he wanted from life. Long-term success is what he is after – as he drops proven bars that slam down with much-appeal – to have you inspired by his true redemption story.

This is the type of track that is rapped confidently with so much certain conviction, as he has your ears locked into to a destination of peace and ever-lasting comfort that so many fail to see with their small-minded minds.

He knows that she believes in him and vice-versa, his mind is relaxed and their love is so real. This is the message of putting faith into those caring eyes that are interwoven so naturally, no matter how far your beating hearts are from each other.

Zon3‘ from the highly motivated and excuse-less South Carolina RnB/hip-hop artist Keylo Jsr, is a riveting display from an artist on a mission to let his girl know, that he is there for her no matter what. He refuses to let the distance get to him – as he flows with such a skilled ambiance – which has you overwhelmed at times by his smooth quality.

This is that get-into-the-vibe music which shows us a skilled emcee who has only used his past failures to enhance his life, not the opposite. Music heals all wounds after all.

Stream this single on Spotify and check out more visuals on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Kiss Your Face: Moon sings so beautifully on the calming single ‘The Song of Wind’

Featuring an atmospheric-like guitar breeze that is so wonderfully peaceful, Moon flashes through gracefully with his immense quality on the love-searching single ‘The Song of Wind’.

US-based Chinese artist Moon, is a peaceful indie-pop solo artist and food enthusiast, who left his homeland to truly be free. He sings about being gay, love, his journey, and all the pressures and confusion that come with finding himself, in this often-harsh world.

I moved to the US 8 years ago after determining there is simply no future for me in my home country China. I am the eldest son in my family and thus carry all the heavy expectations of my generation. But I am also gay, and cannot possibly fulfill the duties my traditionalist culture demands.” ~ Moon 

As he sings with such a deep tone and a calming nature, you feel his warm embrace through the speakers as he tries to find the road he knows, he should go down to be truly happy. Something is holding him back right now – as he tries his best to work out what it is – so that he may fulfill his promise which he intends on keeping.

The Song of Wind‘ from the US-based Chinese indie-pop solo musician Moon, is a sad tale about wanting to be with someone so badly, but you just can’t seem to be together. The journey to this place seems impossible right now as you tear up softly, imagining the day when your eyes and lips may lock tight like they wish to.

Being in love is one thing, but going to distance to make it happen, is the true key to unlocking all its beauty.

Hear this deep single on YouTube and see more news on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Never Used To Give In: Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter Remy Sher misses that last dance in ‘Paris’

Following on from his terrific ‘Fool’s Gold EP‘ from 2020, Remy Sher is absolutely stunning on his latest single all about that sad heartbreak that just can’t be repaired like before on ‘Paris‘.

Remy Sher is an eighteen years-young soulful indie-folk/rock solo musician, nature lover, and impressive multi-instrumentalist from mountainous Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. He makes that classic sound from a peaceful place which is influenced from all the world class artists who have come from his area, as he sings with such a tremendously likable style.

A self-produced indie-folk tearjerker, Sher blends acoustic guitar with warm harmonies and synthesizers”. ~ Remy Sher

This is one of those warm and resplendent listens that shows you into his beating heart, as Remy Sher lovingly takes us on a road-trip through his understandable emotions – to a place which shows us what happened – when they were supposed to be together forever. The lost love blew away like the gushing wind, as he is left to pick up the pieces and mend his fences which have been broken from being let down, so that he may open up his soul again.

Paris‘ from the incredibly skilled and youthful Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles indie-folk/rock singer-songwriter Remy Sher, is the sad story about wishing you could of had that romantic stroll in one of the most romantic cities in the world. You recall looking for those elusive fairies together and being so close – however the long distance away from each other took such a heavy toll after a while – and you couldn’t quite bring it together no matter how hard you tried.

Love can be so harsh sometimes, especially if it means more for the one person than the other.

Stream this fab new single on Soundcloud and check out his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Spend Some Time With You: Boston rapper Kieh fleetingly wonders where she went on ‘Dash’

As his thoughtful mind drifts back to when they were cool and things seemed like they would last for a minute, Kieh lights up briskly and smokes out the memory that has been blazed away like old smoke on the quick-fire new single all about that ‘Dash‘.

Boston, Massachusetts-based rapper, music producer and audio engineer Kieh, likes to make that striking music which is about life, love, and making that paper in this tree-felling type of world.

His smoothly tinted vocals flows through rather organically on a sharp edged beat – which has your head nodding rather briskly – as you get inside Kieh’s mind to see what he is truly aiming for. His skillful bars flosses over the catchy melody to have you feeling like he is only headed to the top, as he wants it more than anyone else.

Dash‘ from the youthful Boston, Massachusetts-based indie rapper and trap producer Kieh, is a striking message to the quick-to-bail girl who was close. He wishes for her to be around but after things were going well she disappointed him, and decided to make other moves which turned out to be a huge mistake. He is now counting hundreds until his fingers go blue, and is only going upwards to reach those huge dreams, that keeps him hungry all day.

Sometimes people come into your life and leave before you’ve even truly gotten to know them, as your mind on focuses on the all-important bank account only.

Stream this potent track on Spotify and see more on his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

UK-based artist Soul has released his ethereal RnB trap track, move on.

UK-based RnB artist Soul has made an ethereally dark contribution to the genre with the release of the standout single, move on. The steady, deadpan vocals occupy plenty of space in the soundscape that finds its structure through downtempo, melodic trap beats.

Soul may be fresh from his inception, but the self-taught artist is discernibly well-practised in the art of expression. His melancholy-erring sound extends compassion instead of self-apathy while he explores the dark places our minds can take us to.

We’ve come a long way in recent years with opening up the conversation around mental health. Raw tracks such as move on are only going to make it easier to break the stigma and move away from our tendency to leave mental scars on people we once found affection for.

move on is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast