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If You Don’t Know: Binary Z drops no games track Devil’s Advocate (prod. Bloom)

Gripping through the mood-assisting spliff and feeling like things are turning heavy and cold outside, Binary Z will never hide and has chosen to move away from evil small-minded fools on Devil’s Advocate (prod. Bloom).

Binary Z aka Aziz Urrutia is a 27-year-old Westbrookville, New York-based indie hip-hop artist who is the kind of underground warrior who sends shivers inside the mind of most listeners.

My mind, soul, heart, sweat, and tears are what created this album and I hope that you guys feel and relate to my emotions.” ~ Binary Z

Revealing the sound of our skittish generation with a lost soul message which too many humans have felt in recent times, Binary Z tells it how it really is. Establishing distance to those who have let down a torched heart in the past, we find a proper ear-stinger amongst the jellyfish.

Devil’s Advocate (prod. Bloom) from Westbrookville, New York-based indie hip-hop artist is a monumental statement from a tortured soul who is in no mood to mess around. This is an underground track for those who love to claw deeper to a niche sound which will resonate with anyone who is tired of being thrown the fire.

This is the underdog message. Inside a world which will give many shivers as this is real life and not a movie.

Listen up on SoundCloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

After School: Mattelight remembers those fun Tony Hawk times

With massive inspiration from the classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater game, Mattelight jams with youthful delight to savour on the superb new single to grind with, Tony Hawk.

Mattelight aka Matthew Parker is a New Paltz, New York-based indie rock project who loves to bring laughs and nostalgia to our lives at each possible opportunity.

Taken from the 12-track release from 2019, Greatest Hits!, Mattelight ramps us back to an innocent time with introspective lyrics, a likeable video and ear-hugging vocals to stir that passion from within. If you like music to take all worries away, this is the perfect tonic.

Tony Hawk from New Paltz, New York-based indie rock solo singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mattelight is a refreshingly honest story about how life flips around so quickly. Showing love for his mates and those fun times munching snacks and playing a classic video game, we are thrilled to the core by a catchy song which will get many feet tapping nostalgically.

See this funny music video on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

It Slipped Away: Brooklyn’s Maria Lane sends our hearts into a flutter on Nashville

Sharing such a sweet message for her beloved sister after leading us deeper with her recent interview, Maria Lane misses those cherished moments and will never forget the genuinely close bond on Nashville.

Maria Lane is a prolific Brooklyn, New York-based indie pop singer-songwriter who performs the kind of melodies which are made with so much authentic beauty.

Her music, which revolves around the themes of love, loss, heartbreak, relationships, mental health, and self-esteem, reflects the varied and layered experiences of her life.” ~ Maria Lane

Gloriously genuine and teaching many about how to treasure that time close to those who we adore, Maria Lane displays a value which can’t ever be copied. Stupendously elevating and transporting us into the mirror of the message, Nashville is a quietly sublime experience from start to finish.

Nashville from Brooklyn, New York-based indie pop singer-songwriter Maria Lane is one of the most caring songs ever made. She performs with sweet serenity and guides us so elegantly through a marvellously kind moment. With ear-tingling vocals and insightful lyrics, we’re opened to a loving world where a sister’s bond shall never be broken no matter the distance.

Turn this up on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Something In The Air: fred riko reflects on the lost love of significance on Julia

Taking us back to a memorable moment back in the past, fred riko sings with so much affectionate love and raw tenderness that will make the world a better place despite the lost love on Julia.

fred riko aka Spence the Guru is a Colorado, Virginia, and New York-based DIY indie folk jazzy pop singer-songwriter who is known for his much-loved performances at open mics and intimate events.

Fred has become a favorite at open mics, songwriter showcases, and busking where his playing, ear for harmony, and comfort with American music all combine to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience.” ~ fred riko

Stunning our enlightened speakers with something rather transcendent, fred riko holds our hands and takes us into a personal place in time. This is a calming blend of brilliance to shake off all past trauma, to move onto happier waters again.

Julia from the authentic much-respected fred riko is such a soothing song which will put shivers on many spines as the memories intertwine. There is such a kind energy on offer with some home truths, about a relationship which has many twists and turns, which ultimately turned for the worse when the winds shook one too many times.

Listen up on Soundcloud.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Elysia Montalvo’s ‘Shame’ Will Take Your Breath Away

Elysia Montalvo is a talented singer-songwriter hailing from West Seneca, New York. At just 21 years old, Elysia is a self-taught musician with a passion for creating heartfelt and honest music. Her latest track, “Shame,” is a powerful and emotional song that showcases her incredible talent as both a singer and a songwriter.

“Shame” is a hauntingly catchy track that explores the theme of self-doubt and vulnerability which is perfectly evidenced by the title’s tag-line: “Who Knew Life Was So Much Pain?” Elysia’s vocals are raw and emotive, perfectly capturing the pain and anguish that comes with feeling ashamed of oneself. The lyrics are deeply personal and introspective, offering a glimpse into Elysia’s innermost thoughts and struggles, which on its face might seem somewhat voyeuristic, but is nonetheless brave.

I’ve always thought of music like this a beautifully sympathetic, which is why despite its somber tone, “Shame” is ultimately a hopeful and uplifting track. Elysia’s powerful voice and soulful melodies create a sense of warmth and comfort, reminding the listener that they are not alone in their struggles. The track is a testament to the healing power of music, and Elysia’s passion and dedication to her craft shines through in every note.

“Shame” is a stunning and deeply moving track that showcases Elysia Montalvo’s incredible talent and potential as a singer-songwriter. With her raw and honest lyrics, soulful melodies, and powerful vocals, Elysia is sure to be a rising star in the music industry. If you’re a fan of heartfelt and emotionally charged music, then “Shame” is definitely worth a listen.

Had To Take a Risk: Babiislatt x Mr Scotty gets its done on Feel

Showing us that live-fast life that can take many into a vicious vortex inside a miscalculated parallel universe of conceivable doom, Babiislatt x Mr Scotty has created a street gem for anyone who wanted to see what it looked like on Feel.

Babiislatt aka Tyshawn Mcfadden is a Rochester, New York-based indie rapper who is joined by Mr Scotty on this smoke-filled new track.

Bringing the heat and some striking commentary, Babiislatt and Mr Scotty slice down all apprehensions and delve deeper into the mindset needed to survive the bad times when the chips are down. This is the kind of song to make many underground fans take note of, due to its raw aspect and original-sounding narrative.

Feel from Rochester, New York-based indie rapper Babiislatt x Mr Scotty is a lit track to blaze the hours away with when the crew are around. This is an eye-opening single which shows us the life right now for so many, who are looking for a proper hero to find in these dusty streets.

Check out this new video on YouTube.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Needs That Bag: QRome drops finance fueled new single No Romance Without

After last blasting truth into our curious ears with the hardcore statement Dum Broke Lame, QRome returns with a hugely energetic performance all about searching for a partner who shares the same vision on No Romance Without.

QRome aka QSharonne Cornwell is a Bronx, New York-based indie rapper, singer and student currently studying Mental Health in Clinical Psychology.

Taken off her hot 8-track release called Queen Theory, QRome swerves into the underground with lots of confidence and tightly twisted lyrics interwoven with vicious vocals to get behind. There is a raw element here which shows us her progression and that love of pushing through relevant topics most can truly relate to.

Racing through this rather superior effort which is made with heart and soul, QRome has dropped a memorable track to pulsate all ears with. This is an exceptional song which has been formed with grit and determination, as we find a spectacular thunderbolt to return blood levels to normal.

No Romance Without from the Bronx, New York-based indie rapper QRome is the kind of quick-fire soundtrack to finding that monetary finance to do anything you want. Sizzling with heat and taking us into this carefully written story, this is a rather superb track to play rather loud.

Turn this up on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Take a Bow: Bruce Tang fears for the future on the reflective gem The End of the Wolf

Sung with so much profound meaning and with a dreamy glance at a romantic memory, Bruce Tang tells us the story about losing that shine which can take humanity to the finish line on The End of the Wolf.

Bruce Tang is a New City, New York-born indie folk-pop singer-songwriter who explores deep emotions such as death, love and time while taking the listener into a whole new universe.

Influences include Wilco, Radiohead, Beulah, and Beck’s folkier material.” ~ Bruce Tang

With a cinematic journey through time as the world turns sideways, New City underground legend Bruce Tang guides us through the lands that have burnt and blistered from the test of time.

The End of the Wolf from New City, New York-born indie folk-pop Bruce Tang is a rather impressive single which has timeless written all over it. There is a pacifying exuberance which shall send a trigger of introspection to our deepest souls, this is a tremendously excellent experience to dig deep inside.

Sometimes the world can be so cruel to those who have felt the frost for too long.

Hear more here.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Spend Some Time: Eugene Palmer searches for that quality time on a special Summer Day

With groovy riffs to ease all uneasiness away into the distance, Eugene Palmer takes the shirt off and cools down in a better place to be truly happy inside on Summer Day.

Eugene Palmer is a Buffalo, New York-based indie psychedelic pop 3-piece band that has a genuine style which will calm all heavy hearts.

Drenched in sweat and feeling so good after feeling the burn on such a beautiful day to enjoy for its magnificence, Eugene Palmer navigates us away from the smog of the city and into a more mellow world filled with smiles and kisses.

Taken from their first 10-track release called Rut, this is a memorable new single to remember for its spark-filled life.

Summer Day from Buffalo, New York-based indie psychedelic pop artist Eugene Palmer is a superb song which is packed with so much pureness, it might just change a sad soul’s day. There is impressive depth here which makes everything better, as our eyes are hidden with sunglasses as those sunny rays heat all worries away.

Turn this up on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I’m Used To It: NYC rapper DK Verano destroys the competition on Better Know Now

After engraving us inside his mission to view a masterpiece his mind couldn’t previously comprehend on PICTURE PERFECT, DK Verano is on absolute fire with his latest street banger Better Know Now.

DK Verano is a New York, USA-based hip-hop artist who has the kind of lyrical firepower which will convulse the core of many souls who need a new hero to believe in.

Lacerating open a barrage of brilliantly executed lyrical wizardry, DK Verano is rather formidable on this laser-sharp gem of a track. There is a rather impressive fusion of well-balanced carpentry to marvel at here, as we nibble on a stomach-filling entre to eat all self-doubts away with.

Better Know Now from New York, USA-based hip-hop artist DK Verano is a top-quality experience to turn up loud and explore with much enticement plastered all over our awestruck eardrums. Smashing our previously weary hearts and giving us a real thunderbolt to sip on happily, this is the type of single to turn up vociferously. Right now.

Listen up on Spotify. See more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen