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daisan the coward – MPDG: Satire Pop Perfection

Indie pop artist and producer daisan the coward has turned his wit to satire after lyrically baring all across seven albums. The best introduction to his new satirical future pop style is his harsh electro hit, MPDG (Manic Pixie Dream Girl).

If it was a serious pop track about the female archetype, I probably couldn’t have held back from a scathing review. Given his performative embodiment of an arrogant pop star, the Kansas City-based artist can get away with just as much as John Grant and Alex Cameron. There’s something so incredibly refreshing about an artist using some of the more devilish facets of their creativity instead of being endlessly earnest. MDPG is pure escapism music. I think we can all agree that escapism is essential in 2021.

MPDG is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Say Yes: Kansas City’s Klay Cartier tells her what she wants to hear on action-filled ‘Mamacita’

With a Latino vibe brewing tastefully that booms through the sweat-soaked speakers to get you into the frisky mood to get groovy with the apple of your eye, Klay Cartier shows his smooth moves with that sweet girl who he wants to be with on ‘Mamacita‘.

Corey Wesson aka Klay Cartier is a Kansas City, Missouri indie hip-hop/RnB artist and massive basketball fan. He makes that superior music creation which is packed full of smooth sunglasses, and has a silky blend of sunset vibes for our enjoyment attached.

Creating and becoming Klay Cartier saved my life and it was a last ditch effort to give a part of myself to music before I let go of the dream I was chasing.” ~ Klay Cartier

This is the story of being out and about in town, as your smile slowly gets bigger as you quickly see who you want to speak with. Soon, you walk over and the conversation starts up steamy like a hot water bottle in winter, while you impress her with your intentions. Sung and rapped with so much conviction, this is that evening music as you get ready to find your future lover.

Mamacita‘ from the charming Kansas City-based indie rapper/RnB singer Klay Cartier, is a drinks-flowing, booty-bouncing and late-night single, to rev up our engines here in 2021. He displays an Olympic sized swimming pool full of confidence, as he sings with such an insight into the smile of the well-dressed woman who he wishes to take home.

This is that heart-stopping type of track that has our tongues wagging, as he makes it known what he wants and is confident that she wishes to be with him too.

Hear this top new single on Spotify and see more via his IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Play All Day Dance All Night: Sensational Kansas City singer Olivia Sabates picks up the tempo on the terrific ‘Tengo’

With her team strong and her smile on tight, Olivia Sabates brings us a stunning new single all about how that first sight can lead to something so bright, on the breathtaking visuals for her smash-hit song called ‘Tengo‘.

Olivia Sabates is a highly motivated and supremely talented Kansas City indie-pop singer-songwriter with an intoxicating Latino flair, who makes that sweetly created music that is uptempo and sung with a classy grace always.

Influenced by legends such as Ariana Grande, Celine Dion, and Beyoncé, this young singer also played soccer, field hockey and gymnastics, whilst always wanting to be a world class musician who entertains the world with her stunning array of vocals. She believes in her abilities and this comes across in her music delivery.

This is the sweet story about meeting someone when you are out with friends who has that spark in their eyes that you like. You feel that they truly get you and this will be an experience with someone genuine, real and trustworthy, as you feel your heart beating quicker and want to be with them all night long.

Tengo‘ from the dazzling Kansas City indie-pop singer Olivia Sabates, is the kind of song that lifts you off your feet, as you get lost in her beautifully trained voice, you remember that life can be so pure and simple, if you really want it to be.

See this vibrant music video on YouTube and fellow her rise up on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Inspiring change to this world: Kamalzi sends a fantastic faith-filled message of guidance on ‘Shade’

Taken off his latest riveting seven-track album called ‘Grind Season‘, Kamalzi drops more thought-provoking truth for us to hold up an armor-defense umbrella, against the heat of this crazy world on ‘Shade‘.

Kansas City, Missouri-based enlightened Christian Hip-Hop artist, songwriter and creative Kamalzi, makes the kind of music that comes from his heart, as he is speaking for a greater good. His belief is that his soundscapes help others with their faith and he certainly delivers here with a terrific track to remember.

This is the fast-paced story about how so many people in this world throw shade on the Lord’s name, while living their life in sin. The frustration is evident as he can’t ever envision his life without his strong faith and you can hear in his voice, that this is a man that is happy about the decisions he has made. His message has been created to inspire a change in mindset for a world that needs as much guidance as humanly possible.

With a confident lyrical delivery, he packs in this single with a faith-filled rap message on a catchy beat that has you thinking deeply about your own decisions, and what you want to be in this life.

Shade‘ from inspiring Kansas City emcee Kamalzi is a song that will fill your heart with belief again after a tumultuous time around us, that has many millions questioning their faith. Here is a talented musician who uses his God-given talents for the greater good and he is a bright light at the end of a deeply treacherous tunnel, that has out feet stuck with mud, but our hearts filled with undeniable optimism.

Stream this uplifting single on Spotify and find out more on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

When you just want a taste: Holli is soulfully spectacular on new single ‘Sweet’

Holli soothes our dreams with the ‘Sweet‘ sounding sonic soundscape to relax your senses and get your body moving in happy unison here in optimistic 2021.

Missouri-born, Kansas City-raised R&B/Soul artist and glamorous model Holli, makes love-tinted music that gets your feet tapping and your body moving so smoothly, as you get off your comfy couch and turn the bright lights down real low. Her stunning voice slides over a sumptuously tasty beat to fully encapsulate all that is so good, in this wild world.

After recently taking a few months off from her usually busy schedule to have a well-earned break, recharge, reinvent herself and to visualize what she wanted to do with her music, you can feel the extra fire and motivation in her voice is she sings with classy elegance here.

Her honey-tipped voice is so soulfully seductive as the story of just wanting a taste of those lips is vividly described by this supremely talented singer on a quality guitar riff, that just gets better and better. Her gazing eyes are only on her lucky crush as she wants to take things slow and sweet, so she can get to know who they are deep inside. This is a woman who wants that real love, not a quick fix and fly away.

Sweet‘ from R&B/Soul singer-songwriter and thriving model Holli, is such a hot track you might need to cool off in the pool after sipping on this sensational effort. The way she is able to hold her voice is quite electrifying and the sparks fly with sizzling abandon, on this enchanting new single that will up your heartbeat to unimaginable levels.

Stream this fresh gem on Spotify and see what she gets up to next on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen