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‘Subliminal Messages’ finds GiftedCuddo and Mari in marvelously mysterious form

Ohio must be one of the most underrated music hubs in the world. Cleveland emcee GiftedCuddo brings the incredible talent of Mari to join him on ‘Subliminal Messages‘ and this is the voice for the misunderstood. A track that sways all the way, you feel inspired and can’t help but like the lyrical skill level that reaches the temperature needed to catch a tan.

Subliminal Messages are any sensory stimuli below an individual’s threshold for conscious perception.

With that in mind, we now have a feel for what this brand new and rather mysteriously brilliant Hip Hop track is all about. With an undertone that needs lots of unwrapping like a much-anticipated Christmas present, this is a fine beat that draws you in. The vocals are so sultry and the bars are wrapped together like an old pro.

My entire purpose for making music is to inspire people to be the absolute best they can be in life, to live life to the fullest, be positive, love yourself, and enjoy every moment of this experience.”- GiftedCuddo

Taken off the new EP called ‘Xild‘, this is a track that has lots of creativity and a beat that puts a smile on your dial. This is that sunglasses type of music to turn up while you cruising around with your friends. It is so seducing and you can help but sway along to this smooth lyrics, that are shaved so close you might need a new barber.

GiftedCuddo has such a gift with words and his excellent track ‘Subliminal Messages‘ is such a fantastic Hip Hop effort and Mari only adds to the brilliance here. With so many wannabe rappers carrying on about topics that add zero value to the world, this is a track about the way you portray yourself and how we can get our message across with some practice and confidence. A life lesson in a song is always a pleasant surprise and this hits the stomach just right.

Here is the Spotify link to hear more and support.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Mari takes Electronica in an ethereally new direction with “So Easy”

London-based artist and producer Mari dug up the roots of underground UK EDM and planted them within their hypnotic debut EP ‘Midheaven’.

Lush layers of reverb lace steady beats with ethereal glazing in the standout track ‘So Easy’, allowing the track to border on the celestial. With warm, yet phantasmal vocals, So Easy doesn’t solely offer instrumental entrancement. Mari’s sultry vocal timbre will leave you transfixed as she explores her evocatively wide vocal range.

There’s also an incredible intimacy to be found in So Easy. Tonally, the soundscape may share qualities with those cooked up by the likes of Warpaint, but Mari’s love for the underground resonates throughout the entire EP.

You can check out Mari’s single So Easy for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Mari – Natural Desires: Evocatively Absolving Acoustic Pop Rock

Natural Desires was the 2019 debut single from up and coming Pop singer-songwriter Mari. If the release slipped you by, there’s no better time to delve into her evocatively powerful sound. With an EP in the works, there are plenty more powerful soundscapes to come.

Following the success of Natural Desires, Mari released two subsequent singles Wrong Places and End Up with You. Yet, Natural Desires remains the best introduction to her frill-free, soulfully arrestive sound which manages to ooze both purity and maturity.

Rather than attempting to stay ahead of the curve, with Natural Desires, Mari took her sound right back to the roots of Pop Rock to ensure instant accessibility. As for the commercial potential, that can be found in her natural vocal harmonies which will stay with you long after the light and tender single has faded to a close.

If you like to have your finger on the pulse of hot up and coming talent, get her on your radar.

Natural Desires is available to stream via all major platforms through this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast