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Fill It: West Philly rapper Jus NBL drops hot new single ‘In My Bag’ (feat. Jp Da Illist)

As he gets used to the taste and keeps the flow in the upper echelon division, Jus NBL keeps his swag going until that number is called on ‘In My Bag(feat. Jp Da Illist).

Jus NBL is a supremely imaginative 21-years old West Philly-based indie hip-hop artist who has grown up around music his whole life and is now ready to comprehensively examine his inventive side.

Jus NBL is at his sublime peak with some skilled rhymes to truly ponder as he is joined by the top-notch New Jersey rapper Jp Da Illist on In My Bag. This is a cruising-around-looking-for-opportunity type of track that has you gazing around sharply, to make sure that no one is going to ruin your day with any ill-advised foolishness.

In My Bag’ (feat. Jp Da Illist) from the multi-talented West Philly rapper Jus NBL, is a move-mountains track all about keeping your tribe strong and never giving up no matter what is going down. Both of these mightily promising hip-hop studs have the airwaves on full blast – with a bass-shaking single – that will keep your head bobbing all night as you cruise around these dangerous streets.

Getting that bag filled up to the brim and keeping it safe, is the only mission.

Hear the vibe on Spotify and see more via his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Gaining Control: New Jersey hard rock band N.A.S.H warn us about that ‘Scary House’

As the creaking door of the normal-looking house 31 opens up for us to peer inside, N.A.S.H shows us into the place where knives are sharpened on the daily with their brand new single ‘Scary House‘.

N.A.S.H is a New Jersey, USA-based four-piece hard rock band that performs with a raging fire in their ravenous-to-make-it bellies that very few other acts possess.

Our performances are meant to bring back the age of big rock stage shows that leave your ears ringing, your neck strained, and your heart wanting more. Our fans are our friends, and they are the people we need to get our music to.” ~ N.A.S.H

You feel this edgy band take things up a notch on probably their best single yet in the signature N.A.S.H way, as ‘Scary House‘ slices through your horror-movie consciousness with a sharpness that will probably have your skin feeling better more sensitive, after witnessing this excellent new cake-stabbing single.

Scary House‘ from the New Jersey-based hard rockers N.A.S.H, is a thrilling experience from start to finish. The vocals are so gritty and real, the ravaging riffs are quite the experience to witness, and the music video has been made to perfection which makes it feel like a real movie. With pulsating energy and bass-busting soundscapes to have your nervous mind pondering what really happens behind closed doors, this is an excellent Halloween single for us to truly appreciate.

See this brand new music video on YouTube and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Trust The Process: New Jersey pop rock act Morningside Lane urge us to keep the faith on ‘Good Men’

Inspired by The 1975, The Killers, and Dua Lipa, Morningside Lane are back with some sumptuciously memorable melodies to make that heart feel warmer again despite the cold winds around the corner on ‘Good Men‘.

Morningside Lane is a Palisades Park, New Jersey-based indie pop rock band who throw in their own spin of 80’s inspired synth-soaked treats to evoke memories you can’t ever forget.

This is one of the more mood-transforming songs of the year as everything heard is neatly packaged to only lace in, a blend of wonderous goodness over all of our starved-for-real bodies. With freshly formed vocals and a sonic soundscape to take all the pressure off – this is a delightful effort from a top class band – who seem to only get better after each release.

Good Men‘ from the Palisades Park, New Jersey-based indie pop rock outfit Morningside Lane, is that let-the-universe-decide-your-journey that is made with a calming texture of love to make everything seem okay again. There is a natural energy here that is rather transfixing and so pleasant to hear – as the reverb and delay seems to mesh so sweetly like candy in your mouth- as we are transformed into the sky above where everything is so peaceful. This is the type of track to put on late at night after work, as you close your eyes to imagine a better world for all.

Check out this fine new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Please Come Back: Jimmy OIOIOIO drops swan-loving new single ‘Bed Stuy’

Blending those artistic fantasies and raw emotion together, Jimmy OIOIOIO leads honestly us into his brand new track with the wonderfully-made ‘Bed Stuy‘.

Jimmy Peck aka Jimmy OIOIOIO, is an indie alt pop-rock/shoegaze solo artist, music student and music producer from New Jersey.

He is noted for using a unique mix of various musical styles such as dream pop, commercial pop, electropop, industrial, shoegaze, baroque pop, and indie rock, and filtering them through his lens of whimsical, ethereal, and campy aesthetics to craft something that is truly inspired.” ~ Jimmy OIOIOIO

With a fascinating thought to this romantic situation, he perfectly illustrates the moment that has you feeling so warm inside your loved up soul. He sings with such a gush-filled style which has you in a trance the whole time, as we are taken through this sweet story of that rare true love.

In a moment of boredom a couple of months ago, my artist friend, Krista Webster, asked me for an idea of something to doodle. I said, ‘do two swans!’. She drew Daphne & Matilda. These swans were so gorgeous, and so madly in love, it possessed me to write and produce a song about them that afternoon in just around half an hour or so. The process of creating Bed Stuy was very automatic. It’s like it was written by the swans themselves and not me.” ~ Jimmy OIOIOIO

Bed Stuy‘ from the New Jersey-based pop/rock artist Jimmy OIOIOIO, is a shoegaze-filled release which is full of an intoxicating beat that takes you to a new world. Made with a love for the moment and imagining two sweet swans in love – this is a caring single with an affectionate edge – that has you feeling rather entrenched into this cute story. With promising vocal ability and a tremendously original style, this is a lovely single that will have you feeling so intrigued about an artist who truly uses that all-important imagination.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more via his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

DC Millionz regrets the ‘XO’s in his seminal trap track

Up and coming hip hop artist, DC Millionz, proved that he’s seamlessly in line with the contemporary trap trends with the release of his debut EP, Dc’s World, which follows on from his 2021 debut single, be safe.

The standout single from his EP, XO, is the perfect introduction to his raw lyricism, enigmatic personality and angst-stripping melodies. It is easily one of the most realistic love songs to hit the airwaves in 2021 for the way it encompasses ghosting and the regret that hits us after connecting with the wrong people only to find ourselves even more alone.

The philosophical proposition that the romantics ruined everything by implanting unattainable ideals rings especially true in XO. It proves that not all scepticism is cynicism; sometimes, it is just common sense to take a dim view of what romance puts in front of us.

XO is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Please Don’t Tell My Mama: pat for now shows us the hazy college dream on ’48 Theresa’

Taken off his honest nine-track album smartly named ‘Broke College Kids‘, pat for now puts the books away and impresses highly on his new true-story party-filled and lighter-sparked single ‘48 Theresa‘.

pat for now is a New Jersey-based indie rapper, singer-songwriter, biology college student and music producer. He loves to make that funky fresh hip-hop beats with a added jazz and RnB flavored element to sweeten our taste buds.

The cover song. This song highlights what it means to be a Broke College Kid in every single way. A feel good groovy summer vibe that I’m certain will be stuck in your head.” ~ pat for now

On a sunglasses-snugly nestled onto you hungover face, as you down some delicious water to get the horrid taste of those regretful-but-fun tequilas –  that were hungrily lapped up last night – this is a scrumptious track to embrace. The energy is totally straight up, as you immerse yourself into the vivid stories about being in student debt, and wondering how this is all going to turn out.

48 Theresa‘ from the New Jersey-based indie rapper and music producer pat for now, is one of those groovy tracks you just can’t help but appreciate. In this wild world full of self-doubt, pandemics and wars, you can’t blame anyone for sparking up and feeling rather distracted with everything going on. This is a college classic that features such a smoothly-lit flow with a chilled ambiance of such magnificence – which has your eyes alive and your body moving freely – to this quality new track all about those wild times at college.

Hear this new track on Spotify and see more on the IG music channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Trying To Keep Still: Soapbox Sound can’t stop dreaming about that special soul on ‘Hooked on You’

Easing our worries away with the first single off the upcoming full-length album that is comfortingly called ‘Homestead‘, Soapbox Sound bring that classic The Beatles and Dr Dog vibe to mesh beautifully into our own love-filled energy that heats up the hungry heart to flutter uncontrollably with ‘Hooked on You‘.

Soapbox Sound is a youthfully brilliant indie dream-pop/rock act from busy Bergen County, New Jersey. This is a classic-sounding experience with a classy-tipped soul which has your whole intrigued body relaxed, and getting into the mood to love again.

Soapbox Sound started out as a 4-piece band but has recently evolved into a free-formed indie music project/group led by 25 year old John Kroner.” ~ Soapbox Sound

Hooked on You‘ from the superb Bergen County, New Jersey indie pop/rock band Soapbox Sound, is that I-probably-shouldn’t-love-you-but-I-do-anyway type of reflective track, that leaves you feeling like you have just heard an instantly brewed gem. The splendid soundscape on offer for us to embrace has a really surreal feel to its contents – as you lock into that daydream which makes you beam with joy – no matter if you should be with that person or not.

When your heart beats faster as you gaze lovingly into the glittering eyes of that soul who keeps you smiling – its a risk you are willing to take – as you never know how it might turn out.

Hear this fine new single on Spotify and see more stories of exciting plans via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Can’t You Hear That I’m Here: Jehdi Flywalker is the ultimate unsung hero on ‘Hook’

Taken with a purposeful sword-slice to wake us up from a television controlling slumber off his eight-track blue or red pill decider named ‘Glitch‘, Jehdi Flywalker strikes our chin clearly with a superior display on the gut-punching new single ‘Hook‘.

Jehdi Flywalker is a Zeta Reticuli-born, Newark, New Jersey-raised indie hip-hop artist who is now based in London, England. He is on a mission to bring the proper art form experience back to this well-respected genre again.

Upon graduating from Irvington High School in Irvington NJ, he decided to volunteer for the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and did an 8 month tour in Iraq as a combat medic for the United States Marine. After that deployment, something in him awakened. A power he never knew he possessed. This is when he began to sharpen his newfound craft in converting thoughts into melodic rhymes. Jehdi emerged.” ~ Jehdi Flywalker

This is the open-the-door story to a soul who has fully awakened and has the power of telekinesis, his striking words paints a picture that can be seen for miles. He is ready and it feels like is only just getting started, as his easy-to-hear potential is boundless, as he sees so clearly now like Neo did after meeting Morpheus.

Hook‘ from lyrical wordsmith and London, England-based emcee Jehdi Flywalker, is a reggae-beat wonder to fill those hungry lungs up with some real quality for once. He absolutely shreds the fragile mic and drops it on the floor, his class shining through as he has worked out what he needed in life. The love of a good woman, a young baby he can take care of, and to be understood. The bars on show here are eloquently clear enough to those who care to listen deeply, as this is one of the best underground hip-hop tracks of 2021.

There is no glitch here, only elite skills that shows you the cream, which will surely rise to the top.

Stream this excellent new single on Spotify and check out his IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Light My Fuse: New Jersey blues royalty Matt O’Ree Band splendidly spark up that real ‘Rock N Roll Hoochie Koo’

Singing the blues away and getting back on top where they belong after an unforeseen time away from playing live to reflect, Matt O’Ree Band are at their crowd-yelling best with the ultra catchy new visuals for ‘Rock N Roll Hoochie Koo‘.

Matt O’Ree Band are a highly rated five-piece blues-rock act from New Jersey, USA. They jump effortlessly on stage and turn everyone’s mood around – as they are a band that bring the house down – with their world class sound which is absolutely timeless.

Former guitarist for Bon Jovi, NY/NJ Blues Hall of Fame inductee, and crowned King Of The Blues by BB King himself, Matt O’Ree has been a driving force in the blues/rock music scene for the last twenty years.” – Matt O’Ree Band

You feel their stunning presence on this terrific track which is all about brushing away the bad vibes and rolling around in goodness again, with such an array of greatness on each second here.

Over the past few years, The Matt O’Ree Band has done what most area bands do. They’ve played their shows, developed their sound, released their records, and very quietly built a massive fan base in the process. What makes this band different from all the others is that their local fan base includes Bruce Springsteen, David Bryan (Bon Jovi), Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG’s), John Popper (Blues Traveler), Bernie Worell (P-Funk) and Hubert Sumlin (Howlin Wolf), all of whom had volunteered to perform on the band’s album, Brotherhood.” – Matt O’Ree Band

Rock N Roll Hoochie Koo‘ from the New Jersey-based Matt O’Ree Band, shows us a group in real top form as they sing with so much belief, the guitar riffs are quite tremendous and we are treated to such a gem on this wonderfully constructed track. This is a song the whole family can jive with, as the vibe is so alive and has you reaching for those dancing shoes again. Life is so good when there is quality music like this, to help forget all those worries.

See this exciting new lyric video on YouTube and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Flowing Tides: Rick Fouche brings in the memorable fresh seas with ‘Nautical Waves’

Taken off his latest five-track EP that is full of tasty flavor for the soul, Rick Fouche rises quickly above all as he shows that he knows exactly were the compass is with his terrific new single called ‘Nautical Waves‘.

Rick Fouche is an impressive New Jersey/New York-based former rapper, singer-songwriter, electronic pop and music producer, who has skillfully transitioned into RnB and soul music vibrations. He cleverly fuses that inner spark inside that has told him which path to smoothly move down, as he makes that quality music which is totally unique.

Everything is so clean and fresh here like it was washed over with love, as his lyrics strike you suddenly and make you remember that person who wanted you when they suited you. They soon fell onto their side as were before when they were finished with you, totally forgetting about you in an instant.

The beat smashes your consciousness open like a can of cola fizzing into your hungry stomach – as this song makes you feel so good – and has you thinking deeply about who you keep company with. The vocals are such a pleasure to consume greedily, and has you locked in, just like all classic track have the power to have you entranced.

Nautical Waves‘ from the exciting New Jersey/New York-based RnB/soul/ electronic pop act, indie singer-songwriter and music producer Rick Fouche, flows clearly like a man who has his life-jacket on. This is song that catches you unawares and is packed pull of a remarkable beat that is tied together with potent vocals, which swims right through your soul. You feel the quality on this memorable short track, that certainly wakes up all of your sense to life again.

Stream this catchy new single on Soundcloud and see more on his growing IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen