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Lvyan’s love-story is touching jazz pop ”Take Me Away”

Lvyan is back with his incredible blend of Eastern flavored jazzy pop with scrumptious vocals. There are lovely piano beats here on his ”Take Me Away” soundscape mixed in with stupendous sax.

I love the beautiful sounds here on his new song and this is so peaceful. ”Take Me Away” is a fantastic video too as we go through his life with a stunning lover. This song is about wanting to be together but it is not always possible.

Lvyan’s pure vocals are a marvel to listen to and the Eastern extra touches sets this song apart. He is a new artist but is on the fast way up due to the popularity of ”Take Me Away” already. This a terrific jazzy pop track with a top music video from production company New Be Film to match this growing singers stage.

Stream this new track on YouTube.

Click here to see more from this new artist on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Trap opera emcee Morgane Matteuzzi ghosts in with ”Nightmare”

Produced expertly by Brian Spencer, this is a song like no other. Swiss singer and composer Morgane Matteuzzi studied vocals at the Royal College of Music in London with the well-respected Sally Burgess. She is currently studying modern singing in Berlin and shows off her hard work with the stunning ”Nightmare”.

Morgane sings opera and metal vocals for Etienne Pelosoff: a project mixing black metal and Jazz. With such a glowing resume, you can see why the world music scene is taking note of this wonderful talent.

Nightmare’‘ is a fantastic fusion between opera vocals, metal vocals and dark electronic sounds. The results are absolutely astounding and my ears can’t believe what they have just heard. I listen again just to make sure and once again I nod my head in approval.

Stream this powerful new song here on Soundcloud.

Find out more about this wonderful talent on her Instagram.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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TreWay and The Now Generation has made their sultrily playful Alt Jazz Funk debut with “Roll Play”

TreWay and The Now Generation have made their debut with the eccentric soul-southing single “Roll Play”. Good vibes don’t come much more infectious than the ones than you’ll find in this insanely progressive soundscape.

Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk all converge in the instantly enamouring track which definitely wasn’t orchestrated to beg for mainstream appeal. Instead, you’ll get to ingest the high-energy creativity of TreWay and The Now Generation.

Roll Play may be like nothing you’ve ever heard before and time signatures may have been thrown out of the window, but thanks to the soul which was thrown into the sultry playful mix, it’s all too easy to ease into the grooves.

With vocal reminiscences with everyone from Saul Williams to Pharrell to Kanye, it’s safe to say that TreWay has one of the most versatile vocal dynamics we’ve heard in a while. We can’t wait to hear what comes next.

You can check out Roll Play for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Austrian singer Maddy Rose stuns with exquisite video for ”In A Better Place”

Austrian singer-songwriter and pianist Maddy Rose is an optimist and a wonderful talent. You can feel that she is practically busting to perform live again. This is the voice of a real soul that loves singing. There is no ego here and the music is pure and untainted. I really like how ”In A Better Place” is so mellow and the video lives up to expectations and more.

The Vienna based songstress is in fine form on ”In A Better Place” and Maddy Rose feels like she is ready for the next step in her career. She is grateful for playing live before and I feel like she will want to be travelling and performing live all over the world. She is ready and with songs like this, the world is her oyster.

With the late great Amy Winehouse, Carol King and current legend Adele as influences, you can hear the vocals of Soul and that pure Jazzy R&B that enters your ears and you just smile. Maddy Rose has a Jazz style that fuses so many genres in one that will resonate with millions all over the globe.

Stream this stunning song here on YouTube.

Find out more here on Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Uncle Ben’s Children are here with instrumental track ”Ice Cream & Heroin”

This is the most different songs of 2020. There is no doubt about that at all. This is free jazz, filled with smokey sax and upstart beats. This song sums up year perfectly. You don’t quite know what to expect and everything is so unique. ”Ice Cream & Heroin” is the new song from the young band and it’s an interestingly named track.

Uncle Ben’s Children are based outta Lake Elsinore in Riverside County, California. The band like to just go for it and you can tell that they don’t take themselves too seriously. This is a 3 piece and you can tell that they are quite tight as their music is so well connected and produced. With no vocals they have to put in a bit extra and manage to get the job done with awesome results. This is a niche band that have a flavor for everyone.

Facebook is the place to find out more and check out those live dates.

Click through to hear this single now on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Kelly Teh and Cris Tanzi: Exotically Inviting Latin Jazz

Malaysian born multi-instrumentalist Kelly Teh and London-based Jazz singer Cris Tanzi teamed up to create the most exotically inviting single which you’ll hit play on this year.

The chemistry perceptibly spilt from “Amano” as the Indie power couple poured their respective talents, soul and culture into the incandescent soundscape. The Latin Jazz single boasts accessible elements of Hip Hop along with infusions of Funk and Soul to create a dynamic hit which may put you off monocultural music for life.

My unilingual mind may not have been able to extrapolate the exact meaning from the lyrics, but the purifying, warming tones were efficacious all the same.

You can check out the sublimely sun-kissed soundscape for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Mike Lenson Band – Gimmie Something Real: A Soulful Attack on Fake News in a Post-Truth World

https://mikelensonband.bandcamp.com/track/gimme-something-real

Mike Lenson Band orchestrated a fierce attack on fake news with their vibrantly absorbing latest single “Gimmie Something Real”.

The powerhouse UK-based quartet allowed the track to offer plenty of funk and groove through their unique genre-crumbling which puts Soul, Jazz and Blues in the same high-octane melting pot.

With organ wails and trombone solos adding plenty of fire to the eclectic instrumental arrangement, the progressions of Gimmie Something Real will leave you even more immersed with every unpredictable turn.

It may not be your usual serving of Soul, but the frustration directed towards the state of our post-truth world is sure to offer plenty of catharsis for anyone who feels the same.

You can stream and download Gimmie Something Real for yourselves via Bandcamp.

To keep up to date with the latest releases and tour dates (when they start happening again) you can connect with Mike Lenson Band via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Nastya shows how uniquely vibrant a Swing revival can be in latest single “SWING A WING”

Up and coming artist Nastya has proven with her latest single SWING A WING that Swing music well and truly still has a place on the airwaves. The infectiously vibrant soundscape may have moulded itself on the roots of Swing and Big Band music, but Nastya’s boldly arrestive approach to the genre adds a smorgasbord of flair.

To achieve their distinctive sound, Nastya infuses nuances of Hip Hop into her sound to ensure that there’s plenty of contemporary appeal. After hearing that Nastya’s tracks have a TV series-like continuity to them, I can’t wait to hear where the story goes next.

You can check out Nastya’s single SWING A WING which was released on June 2nd via YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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”Livewire” by Redgrave Jones is a Trip-Hop jazzy journey for the ages

You have always has a feeling that you are a bit of a trouble maker and can be temperamental. You are always straight to the point and people respect that. Being a live-wire can be tough and people expect you to be the life of the party. You are worthwhile and have a heart of gold.

Los Angeles in California is the home of the sultry-voice goddess of a musician, Redgrave Jones. I’m blown away on my chair listening to this single. I wish I could see her live with the band. Her voice transfixes me and I feel like she controls my every move while listening. Redgrave’s style is diverse and you can see that she is inspired by different genres.

Livewire” is taken from her ”Luckiest Girl In The World” EP from 2017. This is an incredible song with loads of trip-hop jazzy soul laced with a beautifully stunning bluesy bow-tie full of goodness. A dazzling effort here and I am excited to hear more from Redgrave Jones as she is such a tantalizing talent.

Stream this incredible track via Bandcamp right now.

Find out more about this LA artist on her Facebook page.

Review by Llewelyn Screen

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Tara Gozay – How You Be You: Unapologetically Expressive Experimental Jazz Pop

How You Be You” is the unapologetically expressive standout single from Jazz artist Tara Gozay. Her artfully bold approach to sound is sure to resonate with any fans of powerful female voices.

The track may start off as a strong offering of soulful Jazz Pop. Yet, the progressive single has an unexpected shift in tone as distorted guitars are added to the Neo-Soul-style soundscape.

The up and coming artist’s sound may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But any true aficionado of archaically-inclined Jazz Pop will definitely want Tara Gozay on their radar. There’s plenty in the pipeline for 2020. And if you follow Tara Gozay on Facebook, you’ll be able to catch one of her lockdown live shows.

You can check out How You Be You for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast