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When I See You Again: ZoeBoy Oso shall never leave the beaches on Foot Soulja

Dropping a sizzling single which shall reignite the dedication needed to be successful in this wild world, ZoeBoy Oso jumps off the porch and shows us all that he isn’t playing games on the excellent new track Foot Soulja.

ZoeBoy Oso is a Fort Myers, Florida-based indie hip hop artist who drops incredibly bar-heavy tracks to get those bodies moving when needed most.

His Haitian background and upbringing is very apparent in his music as well as mannerisms.” ~ ZoeBoy Oso

With an intro to turn up loud and a lyrical web of body-clinching swords to slice with, ZoeBoy Oso might be exactly what the doctor ordered. He’s fearless and raps with that ravenous hunger you are only born with.

Foot Soulja from Fort Myers, Florida-based indie hip hop artist ZoeBoy Oso is a rather thunderous effort, which is crowded with street stories. Taking us deep into the underground with a superbly enticing tune to savour, we find an emcee who is certainly in form right now.

Rich in quality and loaded with a catchy beat to spark up with, this is a sure-fire speaker-ripper of note.

Turn this up on Spotify. See more via the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Lyfe Interview: Showing us inside Miami on Tonight I want to Sing This Song

Portraying so much mature insight and thoughtfulness in bucket loads, Lyfe sat down with us recently so tell us all about his exciting journey through many forms. We find out about the 3 morning pages routine, gratitude and the mind-numbing galaxy in Silicon Valley.

We appreciate your time today. Where in the world do we find you, and how do you usually start your day?

Lyfe: I am based in Miami, Florida. I actually have a very strict routine. Every day I wake up, I write the 3 morning pages where I write anything that comes to my mind. Kinda like journaling, but at the same time, releasing any thought or emotion in my mind. Then I follow with the 10 daily blessings of gratitude, where I write things I am grateful for. As an example, I could write “that I am grateful for this interview because it gives me the chance to tell my story to more people”. Then I follow with an alpha wave meditation, to try to get my mind right to pursue my objectives!

You were born Antonio Trincao. How did your character Lyfe start and when did you know it was time to make music?

Lyfe: My birth of “Lyfe” came when I moved to Miami in January 2021. After 4 years in Silicon Valley, living a very intense lifestyle as a tech entrepreneur, I did a 5 day tech detox in Miami, that made me connect with God and the Universe. It came naturally to my mind as a divine thought, the name Life, but with the twist of using with the “y”, so that triggers my fans to question “their why in their lives”. When I was doing the 5 day tech detox, I was writing about a variety of things such as “what are my dreams”, “what are my fears”, “what do I love to do”, “what am I ashamed of”… And then when I looked back to my life, and my story I realized that my happiest moments were always music. Either when composing music after working, or surprising customers by playing songs that I made to share the culture of the company, or even virtual concerts that I organized… So I thought for myself, well Antonio “You know how to make money”, “you know how to launch a product”… Why don’t you launch yourself as an artist? And that was where I decided to pursue music. Important to say that my teenage years and then college, I was performing in a musical group called “Azeituna”, where I did shows in theaters all over the world, and at one point performed for 150,000 people. So this was going back to my roots.

Please guide us through your latest single called Tonight I want to Sing This Song which drops on the 16th December.

Lyfe: “Tonight I want to Sing this Song” represents my generation’s desire of bringing back the 70s and 80s to our daily lives. After watching movies like Elvis, and Bohemian Raphsody, there is a nostalgia that has been brought back, and I want to embody those eras in our current days. I am an immigrant entrepreneur and music artist that moved to America to pursue his dreams, so the launch of this song is also a testament to all the dreamers and hustlers out there that are trying to win, and pursue their dreams. This song tells the story of you going out with your friends, celebrating all of your victories and find the person you love on the dance floor, and dancing with the most soulful sound of the 70s with the touch of the 80s.

Venice Music is holding it down. Please explain to us how you got connected together?

Lyfe: I actually discovered Venice, through Troy Carter, and I discovered Troy during my tech entrepreneur years. So randomly I was checking his IG profile 3 months ago, and I discovered that he was launching Venice. I got in touch and got to apply, and I am distributing “Tonight I want to Sing This Song” through them. It’s really cool because they have a great community, on-going weekly events to teach us about the music business, and I have been fortunate to learn a lot in the last months.

You’re well-known for your virtual concerts. Please tell us more and why it’s so important to keep loyal fans engaged?

Lyfe: So I think virtual concerts are really what allows you to go beyond what is possible in real life. From a design, scene, effects perspective, I believe that fans should have the power to contribute in show development. One of the concerts I did was outer space, in a stadium with 50,000 avatars, video streamed. Then fans could plugin with their phones or laptops, and the visual experience was just unbelievable. In the near future, I want to have fans contributing for stage ideas, scene ideas, so when I develop my real life tours, I have them leave their mark on the performances they watch!

Can we find you at a live show soon or do you have a tour cooking for 2023?

Lyfe: Absolutely! The first show was 2 weeks ago at The Anderson in Miami, and I am cooking already the next show in Miami, hopefully for the new year’s eve! In 2023, I intend to start touring the US, and perform in cities like NYC, Nashville, LA, and Austin, and eventually make my way to London where my father lives.

Last, how do you feel the music industry could be better to look after its artists?

Lyfe: It’s a battle between the individual versus the institution, but I believe that the power is on the side of Lyfe. 🙂

Pre-save here for quick access on the 16th of December. See more on the journey come to life on IG.

Interview by Llewelyn Screen

The country rock renegade Brandon Bing is back in the saddle in his roughneck hit, Don’t Bring Your Car to a Rodeo

Before you head to your first rodeo, learn the ropes from the Floridian traditional country rock raconteur Brandon Bing. Taken from his latest whisky-soaked album, Huckleberry, his seminal single, Don’t Bring Your Car to a Rodeo, is an enlivening invitation into the roughneck culture of rodeos.

The foot-stompin’ rhythms drive good vibes right through the upbeat hit while the folky strings bring the gravitas that Brandon Bing is renowned for in the country music scenes far beyond his own turf. Off the back of his 2021 EP, Dyin’ Breed, he received accolades from the International Singer-Songwriters Association, and he’s toured his sound across the states with appearances at Live Oak in Nashville and at the BMI Songwriters Festival in Florida.

Don’t Bring Your Car to a Rodeo is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Can’t Stay Away From You: Madeline Burns hopes they can try again on Echo

Knowing that they can’t ever surely forget the past when it was so passionate, Madeline Burns yearns for that touch again with someone who has sadly moved on with the stunning Echo.

Madeline Burns is a 15-year-old Florida-based indie pop singer-songwriter who grew up on the musical stage and has been lighting up smiles of her followers since she was 6 years old.

She started acting in children’s theater at 6 and began vocal lessons at 7. She has performed in countless musical theater productions, and in recent years, began writing and recording her original pop music.” ~ Madeline Burns

Like a cosy warm fire in the middle of winter, Madeline Burns shows us where the blanket is and sings with a glorious genuineness that is bound to be in your head for hours. Exceptional to the core and steaming with possibilities, this is a memorable release to get us all dreaming about that ideal partner.

Echo from Florida-based indie pop singer-songwriter Madeline Burns is a vocally outstanding song. Filled with introspective lyrics from someone who has felt the emptiness of missing one person so much. Sung with love and fierce determination, to hold hands with that special soul who lights her up like no one else can.

Listen up to this fine song on Spotify and see more news on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Twist It: Tampa-based artist Jay-T sticks to that strict code on Unknown

Feeling the vibe as he sees those sneaky demon eyes who won’t let go, Jay-T rolls with the molly and doesn’t want the night to end on the no witness single to play boisterously on Unknown.

Jay-T aka Josh Thomas is a Denver, USA-born, Florida-based hip hop artist and music producer who fuses in some pulsating trippy and alternative layers into this progressive track.

Urging the surrounding people in his presence to show him something new that will cause his brain to work as he likes it, Jay-T shows us his entrepreneur mentality and guides us away from the meaningless noise and into a jaw-clenching world that will scare many, and energize others.

Unknown from the Tampa, Florida-based hip hop artist/music producer, Jay-T pulls through from outta space and urges us to keep the night lit like the green he is currently blazing in the end zone. Packed with a superbly vibrant atmosphere, this is a single to play on full when you’re on the way to the club.

Finding out new things you don’t understand yet is the best way to grow your mind.

Listen up on SoundCloud and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Pulls Away: The American Love Story knows that the mind has trouble letting go sometimes on Drive

Lost in the line with nowhere really to go but over the edge, The American Love Story gets far away from a lonely place that wasn’t serving any purpose on the reflective single about finding a fresh start somewhere else on Drive.

The American Love Story is an Orlando, Florida, USA-based indie rock outfit who is produced by 5x Dove award-winner Andy Anderson.

Searching for that good feeling again, The American Love Story races away in fine form and has dropped an anthem for anyone who is feeling stuck in that daze that can confuse your soul into taking risks you might not have before.

There are supreme vocals on offer and a real gusto seeped into the bones of this quality band, who have forayed into the distance with impressive results.

Drive from Orlando, Florida, USA-based indie rock outfit The American Love Story is a song that will cause us to all think about that moment many have certainly envisaged, or begun already. Featuring a story that is eerily familiar for those who are currently lost, whilst trying to find a compass in this ultra confusing world filled with sandy traps of doom.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Till I Break Down Like Before: Johnny S wonders when he’ll be face down on the floor on FLOWERS

Taken off his excellent complex release called REFLECTIONS, Johnny S goes to work for his vital rent and mind-soothing smoke on the raw gem you will just know is rather nice to dice with on FLOWERS.

Johnny S is a Virgin Islands-born, Florida, USA-based indie hip hop artist who loves to keep things strictly pure and underground.

On my new project I tried to write about the ups and downs of the human experience. Well, my human experience at least.
I’m infatuated with the complexities of the mind and the way emotions affect who we are and how we react to certain things, decisions we make.” ~ Johnny S

Showing us such an edgy flow that shall probably catch your attention, Johnny S wonders if he might be broken. Sensing that he is under the weather like a boat that has sprung a leak, this is the type of track to get you off your couch.

Searing potently with a rugged mentality that might get you excited about what is on offer, from an underdog creative who knows that his time is now.

FLOWERS from Virgin Islands-born, Florida, USA-based indie hip hop artist Johnny S is a real-life lift into our current generation. This is a hugely memorable experience that shows us the deep inside the struggles to keep that paper skyhigh despite the battles each day..

Rapped with a true precision, this is an absolute surefire eye-opener for anyone who needs a reminder of the truth.

Listen up to this new track on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sunshine On Our Bodies: Jainil Chokshi drops carefree new single to love with on The Patio

Taken off his brand new emotion-filled 4-track EP called Gyre, Jainil Chokshi just knows that the night is going to be more than okay and sends us into that mellow party that is on The Patio.

Jainil Chokshi is a 17-year-old Jupiter, Florida-based indie singer-songwriter and music producer who used an old electric keyboard and guitar to create his new offering.

I feel like this is my first time creating a cohesive piece of art,” Chokshi says, “and that’s new for me because it required much more planning and structure, but I’m really proud of how the final record came out.” ~ Jainil Chokshi

With a youthful exuberance that will take your heart safely into a much more content zone, Jainil Chokshi reminds us it’s okay to live again. Showing us where the light is, this emerging talent has done more than most to guide us into our friends’ arms and loved ones’ souls. Through a calming song of much peace and tranquility, you see?

The Patio from the exciting Jupiter, Florida-based indie singer-songwriter Jainil Chokshi is a groovy wonder that might put a massive smile on your dial. Rich in quality production, vocally smooth, packed with corn chips, and taking us into a night to remember, that is the mission and is welcomed rather joyously.

Showing us that life can be simple and happy if we want it to be so, this is a lovely single to make you beam happily wherever you are in the world.

Hear this new track on Spotify and check out the IG page for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Swimming In Her Ocean: Jspino locks deep into her eyes on Need You

Released directly from his debut 6-track project called Summer’s Just In, Jspino just knows that a hot connection is only getting started despite the pesky ghost of the other guy on Need You.

Jspino is a Miami, Florida-based indie pop solo singer-songwriter who shows us so much freshness that is flowing within his creative veins.

Sending the temperatures simmering into another stratosphere completely, Jspino is simply first rate on a super body of work that might cause heart palpitations. Taking us on a ravishing ride where he knows his skills need to be up there with the best, in order to get the human who he certainly desires. Performed with a desirable ambience, this is a kiss-filled song that might cause a blush to appear on our faces.

Need You from Miami, Florida-based indie pop solo singer-songwriter Jspino is most likely the most romantically seductive song you shall hear today. Or tomorrow. Or even in your lifetime. Gosh, there is so much steamy energy involved that some might have to have a glass of cold water.

When you want something to happen so badly, you might surprise yourself by what you can achieve.

Check out this new song on YouTube and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Daytona Beach rapper Tomoka Ryan shows us his fierce tenacity on ‘Swing Away’ (feat. Haden Carpenter)

Taken from his brand new full release called ‘Dad Bod’, Tomoka Ryan knows the home run is coming soon as he believes in his abilities enough to win at life no matter what the scoreboard says on ‘Swing Away(feat. Haden Carpenter).

Tomoka Ryan is a Daytona Beach, Florida-based indie Hip hop solo artist who has a likeable rap style that will have you pressing repeat for hours.

The state of Florida has notoriously produced artists who have built their identity around drugs and violence, but Tomoka Ryan has found success in selling the more positive attributes of his region.” ~ Tomoka Ryan

Guiding us to where he knows the promised land is, Tomoka Ryan raps with a self-assured style that is never too much, only relatable and furnished with impressive promise.

He is candid on a myriad of topics such as his wife’s feelings about the rapper lifestyle and the pressures of creating good music without the guarantee of a return on investment.” ~ Tomoka Ryan

Swing Away(feat. Haden Carpenter) from Daytona Beach, Florida-based indie Hip hop solo artist Tomoka Ryan is a reflective gem that we need to admire. Shepherding us through the internal battles that can halt your progress if you let it, this is a brave warrior who sees the winning line and isn’t stopping until he reaches it. Saucing his fire-lit flows with a dynamic approach that feels natural and totally real – we are entertained to the fullest – by a rising artist who knows what he wants.

If you keep on swinging, you will reach your goals if you put the work in and get that luck on your side.

Listen up to this terrific track on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen