The true story of a creative who wasn’t allowed to be free like a bird when he was young and how he overcome it all, to do what he loves. He now flies above all the people that said he couldn’t do it. New York City native Rafi Barides shows the world his undeniable talent via his brand new song called ‘Breathe‘.
Rafi Barides is a Brooklyn, New York based DJ, producer, singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist and clearly loves to learn new skills all the time. He has overcome so much and could of given up years ago and done what the small minded haters said he should do. He did the opposite and is now thriving in his beloved New York, where he has found his tribe who believe in him.
The terrifically uplifting piano start kicks you into action and you start bobbing your head in enjoyment. Then, the beat stops and sparks into a new electricity from his tremendous voice and elegant style. His vocals are so pure like crystallized water from a beautiful mountain, as he tells us this story about how life has been lately.
He was low but music always seems to cheer him up and breathing with lots of oxygen, is the final key to unlocking all of his potential. This is a man who is so self-aware and knows what he needs to do now and wasting money at the shops isn’t what he is about. Sure, looking fresh as possible is needed but he is too busy making quality music to worry about fake posers.
‘Breathe‘ from the dazzling talent of Rafi Barides is a new song full of life and love, his voice lifts your mood and you believe that this is a special talented. After being unlocked by himself to do what he loves, he is taking full opportunity of his gifts, self-motivated attitude and with his team, is only getting better and better.
Hear this incredible song on Rafi’s Soundcloud and follow his life on IG.
Freshly cut singer-songwriter Teasley brings us that old school flavor on the epic music video with a twist on his latest track called ‘Moonlight‘.
Teasley is a Pop/R&B musician who has been creating his own lane for a while now. He drops the gears and speeds in with a fine new music video that shows how he isn’t messing around anymore. The time to rise is now and he is ready.
The determined look on his face gives us some insight into what is going to happen next as you can see the hunger from miles away and he rocks in with a pair of sunglasses and well-groomed beard, that gives the ladies heart palpitations.
‘Moonlight‘ from the stylish Californian artist Teasley is an ode to that old school style that is so lacking in music these days with mumblers choking the heck out of music fans brainwaves for too long now. His smooth voice never seems out of tune and the singer just wants to be with that girl who he cares about.
Being somewhere romantic and under the stars and with good company is the way to go to recover after a long year and he sings with such passion and meaning. This is the type of R&B song to put on late at night when the candles are lit and the sizzling Jacuzzi is close by to be with your lover.
Hit up the hot music video via YouTube and see his fly style on IG.
Lunar Division are excellent on the often-sad but true single about lost love in their latest single ‘Hold On To‘.
Lunar Division are an Oklahoma City 4-piece indie-rock band who like all proper musicians, love to play live and put on a massive show that you remember for life. With a fantastic fusion they light the candle on a reflective story that digs deep into how sometimes, you can’t always have what you want in life.
The drummer taps his sticks together to signal the start of the song and leads like a train conductor, ensuring the smooth flow of the upcoming journey. With a 70’s type smoothly mixed journey, this is a funky song that gets you in to the mood to sway your body and dust off those live music dancing shoes that might have a little mouse inside them.
‘The drums and bass are the heart of the music as they give energy and intensity to the songs.’- Lunar Division
This is the story about that deep love that you wish would go away sometimes but just doesn’t. The love you have for them is so real and you can’t stop thinking about locking lips together as it was the best feeling you have ever experienced. You wish that they would feel the same way about you, but you know deep down that you can only ever been friends.
‘Hold On To‘ from radical Oklahoma City indie-rock act Lunar Division is a goodbye to the one that got away and the harsh reality of love sometimes. Sometimes, you need to move on get over that person you care so much for, otherwise it consumes you and hanging on is never healthy. You will however, hold onto those sweet memories, and cherish them forever.
Stream this rocking track with soul on Spotify, Soundcloud and follow the guys adventures via FB.
Pigpen Jonez drop their real story about how some neighborhoods change so quickly and progress, while others are left in ruin on their ‘On The Hill‘ lyric video which is taken off ‘Livin’ In Delafly Side 1‘.
With a 70’s funky rhythm that will remind you of the good old days, this is a track that cuts into the huge problems that face a lot of lower income communities in the USA and across the world.
A loud police siren blares through as the bass-lines show the quality of this duo that have been friends from school days and just love making music together. When the gigs shut down, the tough got going and the band got together to release music that actually means something.
After living in Schenectady for many a year, leaving and coming back recently due to covid-19, the realness really hit home. The area hasn’t changed in a good way and crime has risen to almost unimaginable levels of disorder, that a 7pm curfew had to be implemented. The sad thing is that other areas close by have blossomed like a sprouting flower which shows you how things really work in life.
‘On The Hill‘ from Schenectady locals Pigpen Jonez is a real look inside the door of what really goes on inside neighborhoods that are often left to fend for themselves. The funky retro rock is a warm embrace to the good people in the community that want change badly but nothing ever seems to change. Crime and drugs are main thing that is spoken about and the example to the youngsters is extremely scary and sets the wrong example.
Music has the power to change and if there ever is a massive peace concert after covid-19, this is a band that needs to be on that big stage, singing about peace and helping with the solutions to better the lives of all humans in the world. Love must always win over hate.
This is the story of how friendship can sometimes turn into long lasting love. Well-traveled Delaware singer-songwriter JimmyJimmy sings about this incredible moment of happiness on ‘Mine‘.
His vast experienced is easy to hear as his intricate guitar skills make you smile in appreciation. The vocals are vibrant and calming on the ear as we hear how he has fallen head over heals for his friend, who he has clearly has his eye on for a while.
Sometimes, its quite risky to be romantically attracted to a friend as if the relationship ends, it could destroy your friendship for life too. However, if you don’t try, you might never know what might of been.
The groovy indie rock-pop single knocks politely on the door with a bunch of flowers and chocolates. This is the song to turn on with the candles on and a night of laughs and fun memories all evening.
This is a singer who details about this love and desire to be together with her forever. That smile has his heart doing cart-wheels and the feelings appear to be on both sides of the table. When you have a crush like this, the world is always a better place and the catchy chorus is a testament to this.
Hear the loving audio on YouTube and see where he is playing live next on FB.
Atlanta native emcee Snap and Chicago producer Dibz have joined forces to power in with lots of excellent lyrics and potent production that has created the new SnapDibz hard-hitting track called ‘Dead2Me‘.
The ominously vivid electric energy that flows up from the dark seas of doom is the way this Hip Hop track starts and you know that this is going to be extra special. This intuition is proved correct this time and the honest lyrics clamp our souls with the story of how someone close wasn’t there when you were drowning, with no way out. That feeling of betrayal is described in detail like a Picasso painting, the picture of how you had your hand up and asked for help, but received nothing but crickets in return; is tough to take and you blame yourself.
His cutting edge lyrics mixed with this perfectly built beat is sharp like a Victorinox knife, that cuts real deep and twists your bones. The anger and regret in his voice bubbles up and can’t ever be popped, as the realization of being betrayed sinks into your brain. The time to heal and take stock of who will really be there for you is now on the top of your agenda.
The realistic truth is, a lot of people are only friends with you as they see something they like, it might not be visible at first but their true colors will show you in due time, no matter how well you think you know them.
‘Dead2Me‘ from Chicago’s SnapDibz is a truthfully sad reflection of our reality TV based world that has created monsters from merely showing how fake life can actually be successful. The power here on the beat and lyrics should be a stark warning to us all, that we need to be so careful who we let into our sea of life as they can turn the other way when you are struggling to breathe, leaving you to save yourself with no lifeguard around.
Feel the realness on Spotify and follow the max-skilled duo on their IG.
South African born and Perth, Australia based new artist Oshua shows us his growing music maturity on the scrumptious new single called ‘Monke‘.
The refreshing sounds of tweeting birds in the background adds a natural element for our tired ears and we hear the fresh vocals of this young storyteller right away. His story of minding his own business and being stuck in his own head from the time alone and in this horrible pandemic, is so real. The lyrics are so understandable as we are all searching for that special soul to hold our hand tight and help us out of the sticky quicksand. That’s all we really need; an angel to help us get up and be strong again.
The Lofi-Pop with RnB fused in to make this a tasty song to lather our soul in, is a wonderful moment during this horrific year that doesn’t seem to end quick enough. This is a talented singer-songwriter who has a golden voice that seems to have a hint of honey coated filling inside to make it so sweet and tender.
There is lots of potential here and if he can stay focused and work out what he needs to do in order to properly prioritize his goals for a long-term impact, the sky is literally the limit for this young talent.
Australian based Oshua makes such sweetly juiced music on ‘Monke‘ and this makes you want to laze in bed all day, headphones on loud and forget all your worries while having a relaxing nap to replenish your soul.
Support this fast-rising musician on his Spotify and see more of the vision on his FB & IG.
Sydney, Australia native Rebecca Callander aka Beks captures the dreams from her childhood to real life, on her indie-pop electro pearled gem produced by Tasker on the uniquely mesmerizing on ‘Stars in My Eyes‘.
This is the true story about how sometimes, just enough trust is okay if you are willing to follow your dreams and be weekend friends with someone close, as you are too busy with life and your music for more. Time is so precious and lots of people just don’t get it and blame you quickly for not meeting up, not matter the reason.
Her voice and style is truly uniquely brilliant as this music video shows Beks at her best. Her music vision shines through and there is no one else pulling the strings here but herself and director Murli Dhir. The various costumes are a pleasure on the eye as she transforms herself and brings out her true character in each shot. Her vocals are excellent and the passion she has for her craft is so welcome to see in this bloated era of fake role models with no substance.
Her massive goals have manifested from vivid dreams and she sees herself playing on massive stages all over the world, finding the perfect label that will put in 100% backing and let her keep her incredible creativity and getting her team together. In a sometimes sketchy music industry with hungry sharks wanting to bite off musician souls for profit, you need a small and loyal team to do things right. After all, reputation should be everything.
Beks is quite simply spectacular on her indie-pop dazzler ‘Stars in My Eyes‘. Her story of how she tries to balance life and music is truly eye-opening and relevant, in our overly fast-paced and distraction-filled world.
Turn this up on YouTube & Spotify, see more from the immensely brilliant musician and fashion icon Beks on her IG.
After they came up with their band name due to a misheard lyric, Dead At Twenty Two aka da22 flow in like a winters day at the local water-park with their brand new pop track ‘Gone Cold‘.
The 80’s type intro is a fresh wave of atmospheric air that flows in through the door of a love that was once so strong but went chilly like the back of a refrigerated truck. This is the story of how you felt the extra beating blood flow from the hungry heart, things were so sweet but then it ended really quickly and you wished you could of changed it. Sometimes things happen for a reason however the deep love will always be there even though you might be forever in the friend-zone.
His voice is so smooth and filters out all of the outside noise on this love story. You can feel his passion and he wants that special soul so badly but he left her for too long, and she moved on. This is a true story about how love can sometime fizzle out and its a constant struggle if you try and force things. Sometime its best to move on and find a new fish that wants to swim with you in the sea.
With a fresh sound and a lyrics that make you reminisce about that lost love, this is a sterling effort from da22 on ‘Gone Cold‘ and this is a song that captures your imagination and makes you sing along. This is a band that have a style that ensures that they will be added to many playlists, during this usually romantic time of year.
Colorado artist, singer-songwriter and podcast host Andy Eppler brings his unique style to the fore of our minds on ‘Much Less Under‘.
The jazzy start gets you in the mood rather quickly and you get the feeling that this is going to be a song full of much heart and soul. The bouncy intro is a pleasure on the ears as the gritty vocals have so much blues and soul wrapped around the edges here. His voice is real and simmers hot like a hot cuppa coffee, this is a man that is a true storyteller and has clearly lived life to the fullest.
His artwork seems to be the main passion in his life and probably pays the bills as the music is a treat he teases the world, as this is an incredible singer-songwriter. The way he tells stories is a blessing to hear as he tells us about how he was invited into seeing more of their heart but something is holding him back from seeing the whole picture. Perhaps they are either too shy to let you know more or they have been hurt before and are making sure that you are the real deal. Sometimes people let you in but wait a while until they feel the timing is 100% right, if that ever happens.
Andy Eppler is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, artist and podcast host who clearly has the gift of the gab and he sings with such intrigue here on ‘Much Less Under‘. The story of trying to work out what the best way in is with a person that is holding back from what they really want. With his quality band, his strong vocals and a style that has so much soul, this is a song that will have you pondering your next move when you see your crush again.
Stream this quality song via Soundcloud and follow the socials to see more on FB and IG.