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Helsinki alt-rockers VANTA show us where we are headed on ‘Count to Zero’

With that weighty sound that booms from the rooftops as they submerge into the shadows, VANTA wonders if this is indeed the end with their latest single that has you thinking deeply about your movements while all this carnage continues on ‘Count to Zero‘.

Fronted by Markus Saikkonen, VANTA is a Helsinki, Finland-based alt-rock 4-piece band who have that easy-to-hear-hunger flowing into their icy veins of creativity.

VANTA plans to be a part of the new wave of Finnish rock music export and has their targets in the international market.” ~ VANTA

Burning up our imagination and taking us into a contemplative mood that we forgot existed, VANTA show us why they are one of the most exciting Scandinavian bands out there at the moment with another top-quality performance that is loaded with that realness we all need more of in this plastic world.

Count to Zero‘ from Helsinki, Finland-based alt-rock 4-piece band VANTA, is the kind of track that has you contemplating the end of time in this wild west type of world. With a tremendously stimulating aura that has freshly tipped vocals and honest lyrics that are matched with a stunning soundscape that only seems to get more and more intense as this track heats up. This is a riveting single that will catch your heart from falling and bring you into an enthralling place, that has you looking over the cliff to see what is about to transpire.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Can’t Breathe: Valdosta-born rapper Cmxgee grows tired of the arguments on ‘Take Me To The Moon’

Produced by Valious and Ayoleybeats, Cmxgee delves deep into his emotionally-charged story about being with someone who he thought loved him but actually just caused him to almost go comprehensively insane with ‘Take Me To The Moon‘.

Cmxgee is a Valdosta, Georgia-born, Los Angeles, California-based indie rapper/singer who has the built-in hunger to never give up that gives him that paramount drive to succeed in his chosen profession.

Showing us his assured style that has you feeling that he is someone who believes in himself enough that he could actually make it, Cmxgee is at his consistent best with a track that has you in such a wistful mood at a past relationship that seemed to wheel out of control like a runaway train.

Take Me To The Moon‘ from the ambitious Valdosta rapper/singer Cmxgee is an entertaining release that has your heart beating so much faster than before as you recall being with someone who you loved but actually drove you into places you wish you hadn’t gone into. The romance was strong as there were happy times, but the fights seems to get worse each day and then it was all over as you reflect on the huge regret that you can’t quite forget just yet.

Hear this new single on his Soundcloud and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Finding the true answers: Exodus drops fresh new single called ‘Left Your Mark’

Exodus is back a blazing performance on his latest laser-like delivery fused track called ‘Left Your Mark‘.

Connecticut-based Hip-Hop artist Exodus raps about true-life events that happened while growing up without a real home, as he was chased in and out of foster/group homes and at times he felt like he was left for dead. He is a fighter who never gave up and believes in his abilities on the mic to become an artist who has respect and is known all over the world for his skills.

”I want to show the world that you can achieve your dreams if you believe and work hard towards it”.-Exodus

With an earthy-feel and a gripping acoustic intro that gets you in the mood to be thoughtful, we soon hear a passionate emcee/singer who tells us the story of a man that speaks on how another guy left a mark on someone he truly cares about. He doesn’t know what to believe now and this is a tough situation to be in, as it can consume your mind long-term as you play it out in your mind again and again- which can cause you to overthink everything,

Left Your Mark‘ by fast-emerging emcee Exodus is the sound of an artist that performs with a gritty edge and a new school pop-rap style, that is so popular at the moment. With so much hunger inside his bones, you feel that he is only going to get better and better with each new release.

Life can be so tough growing up and you can find yourself in difficult positions that can either make or break you. Having that positive mindset is so vital though those dark days, as you can find the light and break free if you believe in your talents.

Don’t let the past define you, rather design the future by chasing your goals and dreams. Its your journey after all.

Hear this fast-rising emcee show his class on Soundcloud and follow his journey via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

A&R Factory Present: Hunger

Hailing from the idyllic suburbs of Vienna, Austria, electronic pop/rock band HUNGER first formed in early 2014. Coming off of the success of their band FDTF, childhood friends Daniel Rumpel and Johannes Herbst approached long-term fellow and vocalist Lucas Fendrich with the intention of creating a truly dark and cinematic sound.

In the beginning, the trio was meant to be a songwriting collective focused on epic songs that provoke an immediate, specific feeling within a listener. Standard song structures and melodies were disregarded in favor of the tone and evocation of the music. Perspectives shifted as soon as the band went into studio with British producer Dan Weller in the fall of 2014. The trio couldn’t deny their band roots and ended up with a vast, dark, cinematic sound – and the formation of HUNGER.

HUNGER’s sound is the result of three very different, yet complimentary minds. Although it took time to define their musical direction, the three band mates were able to use their differences to come up with a unique vision in which they were all comfortable and confident. Each member of the trio brings something distinctive to the overall collective.

The band constantly discusses and adjusts the band’s direction – the song concepts, sound, branding, images, videos, and artwork. Each small aspect makes up a larger vision, and each member of the trio has their own place in the process. Process has no place without inspiration. Their sound is primarily art and story driven. Each song stems from a particular concept, which affects the mood, sound and lyrics of the finished piece.

In order to create the right atmosphere for their first record, the band used a small home-studio in an old house in the hills outside of Vienna. The house sits directly in the woods and made its own impression on their first album.

In 2015 the trio decided to relocate to LA, where the band was signed. December 2015 will see the release of HUNGER’s first single, Gravity. Gravity is the second story in a trilogy of three connected music videos. Though it was difficult for Daniel, Johannes and Lucas to choose their first single – “We just had the feeling that this story and this track is the right thing to release first. This song is very special to us, it is very poppy but at the same time super dark, epic and painful…this song represents the whole project.”

The song was, listed on Spotify´s NMF Playlist and was recently featured on Netflix’ new TV show ’13 Reasons Why’.