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Let’s Roll: ShoTunez gets that risky ride music just right with ‘Ladada’ (feat. Locci Primo)

As the blue lights almost ruin the days adventures in the wild, ShoTunez slides into a hidden alleyway just in time on ‘System Failure‘, to live one more day on his new street-hop single called ‘Ladada‘ (feat. Locci Primo).

Emerging Los Angeles, California-based, Boston-raised indie artist/producer ShoTunez, creatively showcases his wise talents by having his calm ear to the bustling’ streets below, as he willingly brings us a soundtrack that captures what its like to live within seconds, of it all ending for a grab at a few money bags loaded with exciting treasures.

They rap with that hardened edge of nearly seeing it all out there, their stories of survival reign true with a slick beat that has you putting your hoodie up to hide from the cameras, your head low as you nod your head to this underground track.

Ladada‘ (feat. Locci Primo) from LA-based producer/rapper ShoTunez, catches the mood just right in this crazy world where you have to take a few sly risks to truly make it. With an ear-bending style that is all real life hustle, this is a top track that is all about that ride to make some money and live more comfortably, despite the massive risks if you get caught from behind.

Stream this new single on Spotify and see the IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

There He Goes: Foolish Deep give it ‘One More Shot’ on quality new single

Taken off the fantastic journey that is the six-track EP called ‘The Fool‘, Foolish Deep lather our hearts with some much-needed reality on ‘One More Shot‘.

Foolish Deep is a well-traveled two-piece Los Angeles, California indie alt-80’s and modern pop act, who have formulated that underground sound that is mightily mysterious, makes your mind think within and has you in a reflective mood.

”Our lyrics convey the longing for the discovery and exploration of the deepness and darkness of the wild ocean of life.”-Foolish Deep

This is the story of giving it one more go even if you know it probably won’t work, as you give it your all no matter what the odds are.

The vocals are deeply entrenched into your soul, the quality of the music soundscape is marvelous and you get lost in the journey, as the phone call isn’t being picked up as the line has been crossed too far, the lost feeling has you in a daze as you look outside in a silent gaze.

One More Shot‘ from LA-based indie-pop Foolish Deep, is a mesmerizing story beyond the mind to find something more than what you are feeling when you are down after a tough time. The storm really does water the garden after all.

Stream this new track on Spotify and check out the IG for more striking visuals.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Kiss Me: EVOLSI can’t deny her feelings on promiscuous new single ‘1 More Time’

Taken off the electric six-track album called ‘Phases of a Breakdown‘, EVOLSI shares her true intentions for the sweaty night on the catchy new single ‘1 More Time‘.

Outstanding Los Angeles-based, South East Texas-born music publishing company/record label founder and superb singer/songwriter EVOLSI, fantastically fuses that real life sound that lights up your mood into incredible levels of enjoyment.

This is the hot story of a passionate moment that you want to happen no matter what. After last time didn’t quite work out, you have decided to be blunt and to the point, so you can avoid any issues this time.

We are riding the wave of a breathtaking soundscape that has you gasping for air, the atmosphere has you heart beating all kinds of high numbers and you might need a glass of cold water to keep your cool.

1 More Time‘ from breathtaking LA singer-songwriter EVOLSI, is a straight forward call for your future lover to make their move as she doesn’t have time to mess about. With a sensual tone that shows you she has truly found herself again, a sexy beat and a sensational voice that makes you shiver excitedly, this is a lights-down summer track to heat up any situation.

Stream this fire new track that will warm up your room on Spotify and check out her IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hip hop Music

Be Strong: Q-Starnes sees better days ahead on ‘You’re Enough’ (feat. Sherretta Ivey)

With a stirring lyrical delivery that tells it straight up, Q-Starnes gives valuable insight into his struggles that he overcame with a stronger mindset on ‘You’re Enough’ (feat. Sherretta Ivey).

Q-Starnes is a Monroe, North Carolina-born, Los Angeles, California-based conscious hip-hop artist who together with his cousin Randeezee who fuse their energies together as NHA, make that special spiritual type of music that has you swept up and taken to a special place full of meaning.

You feel his creative freedom running free – as we hear him inspire us all to stop being locked inside – as being outside with good souls who truly care about you, is the only way to live and be loved.

With a likable flow, you sense that this is a supremely talented emcee who is only just tapping into his full potential as he uses music to guide him to where he needs to be. Helping others through his enlightened lyrics is how he will be spending his days moving forward you feel.

You’re Enough(feat. Sherretta Ivey) from LA-based hip-hop artist Q-Starnes, is an honest message about reaching out to above if you need some guidance in this flashy fake buy-stuff-you-don’t-need world. Being alive is enough if you look for the positives and believe in yourself enough.

Stream this new track on Spotify and check out the IG for visuals and more release news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Shopping In These Weird Times: Ben Lazarus brings us the relevantly amusing story of how simple things are so much harder on ‘Going to the Store’

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Recently signed by Napier Records, a new label founded by Academy award-winning filmmaker Andrew Napier, Ben Lazarus brings to life a song that was hidden away in his thoughts from 2005 called ‘Going to the Store‘.

Experienced San Francisco Bay-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter/keyboardist/film and television production sound mixer Ben Lazarus, makes that true life sound track that is easy to relate to and fills you up with a big grin.

“The reality of pandemic life makes the mundane act of grocery shopping feel treacherous and writing this song brought levity to my dreaded trips to the store.”- Ben Lazarus

This track has an additional emotional element to it as the drums were recorded by Ben’s late brother Jonathan who tragically took his own life in 2013. You can feel the passion in his voice and he powers into a level that is superb to hear, he lifts the curtains up and brings in the light – where there was darkness in your thoughts – when faced with a journey outside.

Going to the Store‘ from LA’s Ben Lazarus, is that humorous story about asking who bought all the ice cream and mac n cheese, as you drift down the store to buy what you need, whilst thinking this is so ridiculous but a needed way to shop these days. He sings with a terrific sense of humor that makes you smile and realize that so many of us are feeling the strain but trying to keep a smile on that dial.

Hear this awesome track on Spotify and check out his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Hip hop Music

Stressed out: Rapper Dan gets the calibration just right on ‘Talk To Me’ (feat. Jessica Gerhardt)

Taken off his latest twelve-track album named ‘Rapper Dan Goes To Los Angeles‘, Rapper Dan is quite brilliant on his return to the music scene with ‘Talk To Me‘ (feat. Jessica Gerhardt).

Rapper Dan is an enlightened Los Angeles-based emcee with a mellow flow, who consciously gets straight to the point without all the unnecessary flashy bling and swag, that weighs down what music is really all about.

After being featured on the classic ESPN sports show Pardon the Interruption with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon recently, you feel like this could be the big break he needed to fully realize his wildest dreams.

This is the sweet story of a lover being worried about her man, as he is stressed out all the time and she wants to see him happy. The flow is so compellingly consistent and simple, with a satisfying beat that you can’t help but enjoy on this sunglasses-on, ride through to the beach type of single, that truly hits the right spot.

Talk To Me‘ (feat. Jessica Gerhardt) from Rapper Dan is a wonderfully projected indie hip-hop song featuring sultry but classy vocals and a chilled rap delivery, that has you swaying around like it was summer again.

Stream this top track on Spotify and see more of his rise up on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Breaking the walls: LA’s Shidasp beats his now-broken demons and courageously releases ‘Painting Warmth’

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After experiencing heightened anxiety due to this horrific pandemic, Shidasp decided he needed to create and turned his life around via the healing nature of music, through his debut single called ‘Painting Warmth‘.

Shidasp is a brave indie-electronic/pop artist from lively Los Angeles, California who has stepped out of his comfort zone to send the world a message of hope.

With drums from his friend and housemate Omar Khan, this is a marvelous DIY effort that has helped his mind settle after feeling overwhelmed from all the bad news on TV and dealing with this wild time of confusion.

Through his love of music and the inner belief that he could achieve something-while distracting himself from reality, he has opened up a treasure map within himself, to find fond memories and will surely never look back.

The words are hard to hear at first but that is the point. When your mind is unsure and cloudy, you need to close your eyes and let your senses take over control, so you can retrain your brain, to walk through the mist and find sunshine again.

Painting Warmth‘ from new LA indie musician Shidasp, is a message of hope that you can indeed break the walls of your mind and walk free again, so you can follow your dreams down an exciting path of new adventures that are eagerly waiting for you to explore.

We can’t control a lot of things in life but our attitude and bravery are two elements that we can. Meshed with that much-needed love, perhaps that is all we really need to have a fulfilling life after all.

Warm up your heart with this touching effort on Bandcamp and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Waited for the summer: Lee Smythe reminisces on the days he felt alive on ‘When I Was Young’

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The prequel to his latest 6-track gem ‘King Of Cups EP, Lee Smythe carefully dusts off the family picture book to show us what it was like ‘When I Was Young‘.

Lee Smythe is a genuine Los Angeles, California-born, Boston in Massachusetts-based indie-folk songwriter, who sings with that authentic old school feel that gives off that classic style, so rare and highly welcome in this plastic-filled world.

With his classy hat, clean suit and smoothly clipped beard looking fresh for action, he slides in the side door with a grin and a toasty performance, that has your whole body warm in delightful comfort.

This is the story of remembering when you were innocent back in the day and had that extra zest for life as a young kid should, going to the beach and recalling those crazy stories with friends, when you did dumb things but it made you wiser. The days are going faster now and you feel like you should probably get back to that part in your life and go on adventures that might scare you, but will get the blood flowing and inspire you again.

His voice is a good time on the curious ears, as he takes you back to those fun days through a vocal delivery that is strong and so pleasurable for all your senses, his terrific guitar style only makes this a memorable experience.

When I Was Young‘ from Boston’s Lee Smythe, is that classic track that will remain timeless, the efficient manner he portrays has you smiling and remembering the good old days with friends you haven’t seen for too long.

Stream this quality single on Spotify and follow his life on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Wanting so much more: Upper Reality is soulfully advanced on ‘You Don’t Trust Me’ (ft. Mother Wata)

Taken off her latest six-track EP called ‘Body Hi’, Upper Reality (ft. Mother Wata) returns to make us reflect about love with a stunning new single, that will have you gazing outside the window on ‘You Don’t Trust Me‘.

Upper Reality is an enchanting electro-soul producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Dallas, Texas, who now resides in sunny Los Angeles, California. She makes that sensually awakening type of engrossing music that makes your body shiver with electric energy and you know you have just listened to a special talent.

We are breezed into a true story about how some people just don’t trust you, even if you are so close and mentally intimate with them. The years of mistrust have broken down their soul and no matter how much you try and replenish their spirit with your plentiful energy, all you are doing is sapping your own glorious glow and ultimately wasting your time- as they are beyond broken. For a short time however when you are together, everything is good but long-term, this just won’t work.

With a skillful execution of her dazzling production techniques and smooth samples, that you makes you move your whole body and truly appreciate her captivating style, this is a track to embrace as it hits home with so much truth. Relationships are so complex sometimes and it can be frustrating to say the least.

You can feel her neo-soul influences and mixed with some house-jazz from her time in Cape Town, South Africa, plus her current LA-fusion, this is a truly original artist that blends all her travels and love for classic genres, into one big pot of glorious goodness.

You Don’t Trust Me‘ from LA’s indie-electro/soul creative Upper Reality (ft. Mother Wata), is a supremely gifted track with so much tender care taken, lovingly illuminate our inner senses. Her sensually classy vocals are a breath of fresh air, as you close your tired eyes and wonder how she sounds live and in you face.

The summer breeze is so sweet when things are going well but in the end, true trust is the main core element to any relationship that is going to help you grow and blossom into that pureness that eventually fulfills every part of you mind, body and soul.

Hear this wonderfully deep single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Music

Can’t tell us what to say: Passionate LA singer Eriel Indigo drops sensational video for ‘Renegades’

On a mission to tell us how it really is in the USA right now, the dynamic Eriel Indigo opens the door for the world to see her at her most vulnerable, yet never stronger on ‘Renegades‘.

Eriel Indigo is a supremely gifted Los Angeles based indie-pop, EDM, Hip-Hop music artist and captivating creative activist, with a true story to tell. She makes that music that eats deep at the core issues and she brings her awakened sounds to the world, through her brazen style that leads you inside, if you want to learn more.

Taped up to a chair and clearly tired of current affairs that are thrown at us each day which are so hard to ignore, she sings with such velocity and cuts right to the bones of major issues such as divisiveness, hate, media-controlled state-sponsored narrative, brainwashing society and other problems that shouldn’t be happening, in a supposedly smarter world. Sadly poor leadership at the top for too long, has caused these issues and this young artist is fed up with it all.

Renegades‘ from multi-genre LA singer-songwriter/EDM and Hip-Hop artist Eriel Indigo, is the wake-up call for all those who have been hiding under their blanket with the blindfold on recently. She tells it straight up in her own open-minded way and passionately speaks out about the current issues that she feels is wrong and needs changing as soon as possible.

When things are at its worst, we need love and strong leaders to come to the front and do what is right. This is a talented artist who is using her vast platform wisely and has sent Earth an eye-opening and truthful music video, that lays it all on the line for hopes of better days ahead.

Hear this fiery track on Spotify, watch this stunning video on YouTube and see more on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen