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That Hot Late Night: THEMXXNLIGHT bring the pulsating heat with steaming visuals for ‘Naughty or Nice’ (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Produced by Sledgren, Jacobi and Soriano, fast-rising RnB hit duo THEMXXNLIGHT charmingly return with their hot new single after the massive success of ‘Body Language‘, with the sensually sensational ‘Naughty or Nice(feat. Wiz Khalifa).

Akash and Krish Chandani aka THEMXXNLIGHT are a mightily confident Indian-American California-based indie RnB duo and identical twins. They bring on board the legendary Wiz Khalifa for this outstanding track with so much bounce, you can’t help but nod your head in ultimate joyful excitement.

Featuring direction by GShots and Joe Hood, the stimulating visuals here bring us smoothly into this drink-filled story of knowing what you want. This is the feeling of looking into her glittering eyes and wondering deeply is she is a good girl, or if she is looking for that bad girl kind of evening.

The vocals are brilliantly polished with class and mixed with the impressive feature of a hip-hop great, and this is one of those summer tracks to marvel gloriously with. This is the dance floor filler, as the atmosphere has you looking for that fun night, with a sexy track which has you swaying your whole body all night to.

Naughty or Nice(feat. Wiz Khalifa) from the excellent California-based RnB twin duo THEMXXNLIGHT, is a house-party winner if there ever was one. With a lusciously tasty beat, gorgeous visuals and featuring three world class artists in their prime, this is a sure-fire hit that has your whole delighted body in absolute euphoria.

See this party-lit music video on YouTube and see more news via their IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Had Your Shot: Rising underground hip-hop artist Help knows that its his time to shine right now on ‘Here’

Following up from his well-received ‘Make The World Grow‘ EP from May 2021 and powered with the assistance of NEVERDIE, Help candidly shows us his ever-evolving mindset with his new three-track EP which tells us he is most certainly ‘Here‘.

Help is a street-smart former Jasper, Texas-based indie rapper who now calls Los Angeles, California his home. He makes that top drawer underground music melody which strikes crisply at your whole vein-packed body, as you easily feel his ravenous hunger to succeed blast firmly through your appetizing speakers.

After his father was charged with the distribution of cocaine, help and his mother left East Texas and moved to the Dallas suburb of Arlington. It was there help discovered his love for music and public performance.” ~ Help

All three tracks ‘…and‘, ‘Crumbs‘ and ‘Me and You(feat. Chloe Jobin), are of equal high-rise quality and buzz quickly into your soul, as you nod your head with this ride-along music with a real edgy feel. He is the type of musician to be up before the sun hits, as he knows that this is the only way to stay ahead of the pack.

With a bass-popping beat and cleverly-penned lyrics, you feel his win-now mentality drop that three-pointer, that has you turning his heat right up. His eloquent attitude is rather astute and you get lost into his welcoming web of stories which take you through his challenging early life – into his new smartly designed mental framework – which portrays a real self-enlightenment forged from his always-evolving thought process.

Here‘ from the Los Angeles-based indie hip-hop artist Help, is a raw EP which has a real world class vibe attached and it feels like he is only just getting started. You sense his underdog mentality and with those smart street bars that are combined with his ability to know that he needed to join a tight team who truly believe in him, makes him one of the most promising hip-hop artists around currently.

Being in the moment and always seeking that knowledge, is the clever way to grow into a self-aware soul, who knows where the real treasure is hiding.

Stream this rugged new EP on Spotify and find out more via his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Not Perfect: Non-Funkible wants to find true love on groovy new single ‘Swipe You Right’

Showcasing a fresh sound that has you dusting off those lonely dancing shoes which definitely need some tender loving care, Non-Funkible are at their honest best with the new single all about finding your soulmate on ‘Swipe You Right‘.

Non-Funkible is a South Lake Tahoe-born, Los Angeles-based indie-electronic band and viral video creators. They are an electrifying act who put on a real show, their constant evolution is so fun to witness, as they make music which makes them happy.

The trio, having had individual successes, bring their own unique perspectives to the music they’ve chosen to make together. Sean (lead vocals) is best known for his solo career, having released two full length albums and performed with Matt Costa. Nick (producer, keys, guitar) is a TV comedy writer as well as YouTube creator with his channel Extremely Decent, while Chris (drums, lyricist) was a former Blue Man in Blue Man Group and is one half of the popular Youtube sketch duo “Chris & Jack.” ~ Non-Funkible

This is such a cleverly performed track which has it all under one roof – as their cheeky charm and funky demeanor lifts you up from the gloom – and takes you to a place which tells you they are an artistic treasure, that needs to be truly appreciated.

Swipe You Right‘ from the Los Angeles, California-based indie-electronic trio Non-Funkible, is a super fun single which is all about showing your newly-met crush that you aren’t perfect, but are a much better option than 99% of the other people out that night. This is the type of song to play late at night, when you are looking to be with someone who you feel such a connection with. Life is all about taking chances anyway, as you never know how it will turn out.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m On Top: Garden Grove rapper Wild Kin wonders why they jumped ship on ‘Lane Switch’

As he ruggedly asks why some of his former friends changed so quickly as they drove away from the plan that was set out before, Wild Kin battles on in the only way he knows how on ‘Lane Switch‘.

Wild Kin is a underground Garden Grove, California-based indie rapper. He makes that ravenously hungry-to-baller-riches type of music, as he is from the slums where you aren’t supposed to get out from, and wants to make sure that he gets away from that life forever.

With a frustrated glance to each side as he looks around with a scowl, he wonders what happened to so many who he thought were real in his life. They vanished like quickly-diluted powder into the washing machine of temptation, never to return again. You feel the fiery anger in his voice as he dusts off their memory into the trash can, vowing to keep his circle tight and full of real soldiers only.

Lane Switch‘ from the street-smart and supremely self-confident Garden Grove, California-based rapper Wild Kin, has him revving up to full speed and sliding swiftly to where he wants to be at. He has an extra edgy style that shows you that he is for real – as he forges his path to greatness in this darkly-lit world – which is crying out for proper role models to teach the youth.

Stream this new rap track on Spotify and check out his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Pause Button Broke: Oakland rapper AutherRay is all about the go-mentality on the street-storied ‘No Love’ (ft. Sluggah and AB)

Produced by Hudson and performed with a real honest edge that lets you know what its like in the wild streets of mistrust, AutherRay knows that its hard out there if you aren’t careful who you hang with on ‘No Love (ft. Sluggah and AB).

AutherRay is an underground Oakland, California-based rapper. He forges through the dusty mic to transform a state of mind that lifts him over the rest of the so-called competition like a monster truck on a mission to find the finish line.

Giving the world real music to last generations and creating vibes for the times to come.” ~ AutherRay

You feel the truth come out of the three artists when they have their turn, each artist is highly skilled and ready to put on a potent display – which shows you their ultimate hunger to succeed – in this wild west type of world. Staying the main dog is the only way to eat properly, as relying on scraps is going to leave you always wanting more.

No Love(ft. Sluggah and AB) from the gangsta Oakland, California-based rap artist AutherRay, shows us the inner workings off the mindset from three people who have been through it all and have the scars to prove it. Their mentality is of the survivor perspective as they have been let down many times before. They have traumatically seen close friends and family slain for a variety of petty reasons – as they give us a street story for the ages – that strikes fear into your heart massively and makes you wonder, if true peace in the world shall ever truly prevail.

See the new music video on YouTube and check out the IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dying Pharaohs – Lost in the Dark: Neo-Psychedelic Synth Rock

‘Lost in the Dark’ is the latest dusky feat of neo-psychedelic synth-rock from one of San Jose’s most prodigal outfits, Dying Pharaohs. If the Editors dropped acid and experienced a spiritual awakening, we’re sure the aural results would mimic Lost in the Dark which drips with post-punk cool and is sweetened by the almost hypnogogic vocals.

The angular indie guitars around the trip-hop beats and glassy synths are beyond anything I’ve heard from the psych scene or the pools of darkwave tracks that hit the airwaves. Let the goths and hippies unite through the compassionate kaleidoscope of monochromatic tones.

Lost in the Dark is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Keep Doing You: Underrated Long Beach rapper Nephew KEN keeps his body and mind ready for anything on the box-filled ‘Big Dawg’

With the first much-anticipated single off his newly dropped ‘Eastside Kenzo‘ project, Nephew KEN intensely laces up the gloves and gets training on the punch-stacked statement of intent to those who like to talk fake gossip on ‘Big Dawg‘.

Kenny R Fuller Jr aka Nephew KEN, is a confident Long Beach, California-based rapper, content creator, life coach, music producer, and video producer.

You feel his powerful bars that are dropped from the local boxing ring where he has been training day by day, week by week, month by month. Gaining strength and that elusive discipline is so vital to stay mentally sane in this rather confusing and drama-filled world, that can cause emotion decisions that will be regret-laden, when the cloudy smoke floats away.

There is so much fire in his eyes on this thunderous track that shows us a man on a mission to rise above the pesky small-talkers and move into another league entirely. His raps are full of power and aspiration, as he has realized how he needs to get to that house at the end of the street – where everything is there for him to finally be free – from all the dusty cobwebs that can clog up so many smart minds, from achieving their true purpose.

Big Dawg‘ from the multi-talented Long Beach, California-based hip-hop artist Nephew KEN, has us interwoven into a story that is sadly familiar. You don’t know who to trust, as so many folks give out that fake love but actually are plotting your downfall behind your back. The road can be dimly-lit but you do need those true friends in your corner for when it gets heavy, as if you hands are tied, you will need someone to put your saliva-saturated mouth-guard back in.

See this new music video on YouTube and check out more via his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Put It Together: Luke Crimiel pleads for them to stop flashing and always hating on ‘Show Me’

With an annoyed attitude that has grown tiresome of their silly games, Luke Crimiel brushes off the pesky small-mindedness on the engrossing new single ‘Show Me‘.

Luke Crimiel is an absorbing Lafayette, Louisiana-born, Los Angeles, California-based indie pop singer-songwriter, music producer, skilled dancer, and respected multi-instrumentalist. He is an artist who sings from the heart and its clear that he isn’t afraid to show his emotions, so that he may help others who are perhaps feeling a bit down in life or love.

My family always had music on. It was a lifestyle. Happy times we play music, sad times we play music. I think it would have been impossible for me not to have been influenced by my musical family.” – Luke Crimiel

You feel his terrific vocals that shows his growing maturity, each note is sung with an enthralling grace that has you wondering who really got him so in depth within this track. The scene has been set and the intrigue is so intense, the beat takes your mind inside the inner workings, and this is such a fascinating listen.

Show Me‘ from the multi-skilled Los Angeles-based music producer and indie pop musician Luke Crimiel, is a wildly compelling track which has you thinking deeply about those people who seem to enjoy seeing you lose. You took it for a while on the chin, but are now making the move to end this, as its time to speak up.

Sometimes you need to say something for anything to change, otherwise you might sit back for years and keep on taking unnecessary punches.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

We Have No Choice: California alt-rockers Left Of The Slash wish they could curl up in blissful ignorance from this crazy world with ‘Hayne’

After dropping ‘Never Let Go‘ recently, Left Of The Slash return with a 90’s fused rock track that is all about how carefree animals are despite the ups and downs of the world that we can all feel named ‘Hayne‘.

Left Of The Slash is an edgy and exciting alt-rock band based in Los Angeles, California. They have a riveting sound that smashes through your mindset, as they take us for a driving journey that swerves with a skid of freshness, that splashes a waterfall of healing goodness into our tired souls.

This is a top track that has you hooked like an intrigued fan, your sense feel their intensity and this is real underground gem of a song. The powerful vocals makes you think back to the classic days, when this genre was at its absolute peak of powers. They rampage into your consciousness with a soundscape that is at its impressive best, with so much enticing riffs to shower yourself into.

Hayne‘ from the enticing Los Angeles, California-based alt-rock act Left Of The Slash, is a new track that is all about how animals don’t have a clue what is going on. From the financial crisis of 2007-8, to current times with this devastating pandemic, pets have no idea on the impact and this makes that a real striking moment as ignorance can be so blissful. If only humans could be immune to this too, the world would be a much better and less stressful place to live after all.

Stream this new single on Spotify and check out the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Booty On You: Elite Los Angeles artist Shevy O’Shea knows what he likes on ‘#RihannaMove’

With a stacked rack full of oozing charm and smoothly tipped vocals to get the attention of everyone in the room, Shevy O’Shea reminds us why he needs to be talked about more with one of the most stimulating tracks you will hear all year with ‘#RihannaMove‘.

Shevy O’Shea is a Santiago, Dominican Republic-born, Chicago, USA-raised, Los Angeles, California-based indie soul, RnB, pop and Afro-beats fused future superstar, and multi-instrumentalist. He makes an array of dance-happy music that has many speaking his name in high esteem – as someone who will be features in massive music festivals all over the world – when they are allowed again.

He earned a scholarship to study biology, hoping to become a surgeon, but a series of unlucky events forced him to drop out of school. It became clear to Shevy that if he were to attain the success he longed for, music was the only way to go.” – Shevy O’Shea

With a sexy beat and heart-stopping lyrics that lets you know that he means business, you feel an air of calm when you listen to a talent like this. Everything is effortless and he is to the point – not wasting time with foreplay – and gets straight down to business with a heat-filled track, that lets you know that he likes what he sees and wants it for himself now.

#RihannaMove‘ from Los Angeles-based fast-riser Shevy O’Shea, is a body slider of the highest order. He sings with such passionate gusto and you feel his self-belief all over this wonderful new single, that has almost claimed one million Spotify streams already. This is a song that has you taking off those self-doubts and throwing them to the floor – right where you get into the groove –  and party the night away with this supreme effort right at the top of your playlist.

Stream this steamy new single on Spotify and see more from his exciting life on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen