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Nature – Correction: Lyrically Charged Progressive Hip Hop

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Orlando-based Hip Hop artist Nature has recently dropped their lyrically-charged experimentally fresh standout single “Correction”.

If you didn’t feel passionate about the BLM movement before hitting play on Correction, you will after the progressive track has faded to a close. Correction kicks off with archaic hazy tones before the rattle of the Trap beats dominate the mix and creates a solid platform for Nature’s bars.

Expect clean and crisp beats with rapid-fire Rap delivery which leaves you hooked on every syllable in Nature’s verses as the track starts. But as Correction progresses, the soundscape drops in tempo making Nature’s lyrics even more resonating.

With lines like “I’m terrified someone wants to end me” after a lyrical attack on the vicious pious prejudiced minds who reinforce systematic racial oppression, Correction hits insanely hard.

You can check out Nature’s single Correction for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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PANDDA & Young Drumma join forces for Hip Hop and R&B laced ”Emotions”

PANDDA was born in Fayetteville, Georgia. He now calls his Orlando his home. and has moved up to near the top of the Hip Hop ranks. I like how he wants to take out the materialism in the music game and this effort must be appreciated.

The song is well-produced and I like the feature from Young Drumma as he spits truth bombs on this one that deserves our eyes and ears. This lyrical ability from PANDDA is very easy to see and he rhymes about real like stories. Life is emotional so we need to keep out cool when the pressure is at it’s highest.

Emotions” is a tight track and these two make a good team. This could be the call for a new sound in the world as we move past what was old and slide in the new future music stars. A new dawn is here.

Head to Soundcloud to hear more from this Hip Hop team.

To find out more about future live events head to Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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A rock ballad with mellow hints of alternative rock and grunge: Night Hymn is the first single by the solo project named Ghost and Ember

Under the influence of 90’s alternative rock and grunge and with a handful of songs produced within multiple past acts, Night Hymn is the first single by the solo project named Ghost and Ember.

Night Hymn presents itself as a rock ballad with mellow hints of alternative rock and grunge that you can mainly appreciate in each instrumental section in the arrangement. With drums and bass beautifully sticking together for a solid rhythmic section, an overdrive guitar accompanies the pleasing vocal melodies, giving back a pop rock feel that many of us were so drawn to in the 90’-00’s.

By channelling all of his previous efforts, Ghost and Ember is the project by Shay that embodies and fulfils the artist’s experiences throughout the years. It’s a combination of different opportunities where he definitely had enough time, and drive, to hone his song-writing and sound, supporting his dream to become a renowned musician.

Check out Night Hymn for yourself on Spotify.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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Orlando Indie Pop/Soul band G.W. Souther bust out new track ‘’We Don’t Wanna Talk About It’’

Known for their breakout reggae infused debut song ‘’”Freedom on the Line” from 2016, G.W Souther are back with ’We Don’t Wanna Talk About It’’. It’s a solid song, with all the right moves and top musicianship. This is the final song on their new ‘’F I S H’’ album from 2020.

After working with Christina Milian, G Eazy, Jeremih, and Snoop Dogg lately, this band is growing each day and are making quite a name for themselves with festival appearances in the US. 

I do feel like they should go back to their reggae roots but totally understand the change of direction on new album ‘’F I S H’’. Each band must evolve but I do prefer the earlier releases from ‘’Freedom On The Line’’. They had a special groove going that I miss.

Look out for more quality music from G.W. Souther, a band who seem like good guys that just want to make good music and entertain. They have soul and make people happy, the whole point of music in the first place.

Listen here on Spotify

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Billy Mick releases new single Take It As It Comes

Billy Mick has released his track ‘’Take It As It Comes’’. With a variety of sounds from Country, Hip-Hop and Pop, he has created something that gets you feeling good.

With an up-lifting rhythm and a cheerful atmosphere to go along with it, not to mention the crazy amounts of energy that is injected into it. Billy sure knows how to take his audience by surprise, at first you’d think it’d be more a 80’s classic hit, with the use of synthesizers, gated snares and programmed beats, the synth of the song leads you into many dimensions and that’s why this one needs to be added to your playlist.

But then this full on Country sound comes rolling in and combines with that 80’s throwback style, a rather diverse mixture but one that works so incredibly well together.

Billy Micks has completely delved into music in such a positive manor, not being afraid to mix it up and rather than modernising his sound to be more up to date with this day and age, he instead wanted to hook his audience in and send them back on a journey through time and it’s so mesmerising to listen too.

Check out Billy Micks Take It As It Comes by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Karley Myall

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Handmade, Amigo Proves It’s Better to DIY

There aren’t many tracks that can get me to proclaim feelings of love before the chorus even begins. But Handmade Amigo’s second debut single “Let it Roll, Or the Whale” hit the spot like no other musical collective have before. The Psychedelic Soft Indie Rock & Roll Jam is a carnality of uplifting pleasures that reminded me of the sweet melodies of bands such as Dinosaur Jr.

They teased the introduction with a lullaby of sonorous sound before crashing into the verse with a raucous ensemble of percussion headed by a bass soaked atmospheric beat. Attempting to deconstruct this track is ion impossible. The complexities and melodies fuse themselves so tightly together, it’s just best to sit back, relax and enjoy the cacophony on offer from The Orlando, Florida based quartet.

The Handmade Amigo’s switch from rattling guitar riffs with an adequate pinch of moody reverberations straight through to piano sweeps to reincarnate the song through every second of the 04:26 duration.

Judging by the innocently charming music video, they’ve got a long way to come in the industry, but I’m most definitely sold on what they have to offer.

Check out their latest hit via BandCamp now:

https://handmadeamigo.bandcamp.com/track/let-it-roll-or-the-whale-single

Head on over to their website to check out the official video to Let it Roll, Or the Whale:

https://www.handmademusiccollective.com/single-post/2017/12/09/Let-It-Roll-or-The-Whale

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Project X Releases New Edm Track “The X Complex”

Project X is an EDM producer based in the United States with a strong vision and sense of aesthetic which translates to a sound that gradually evolves in metamorphosis  with themes leading into each other in a steady flow. “The X Complex” is indeed an example of this, featuring persistent melodic phrases with gradual changes in texture and form and a pumping rhythm which highlights the lower part of the texture. Although constant change is one of the main factors in Project X’s sound, the thematic material and instrumental tones chosen remain distinguishable throughout until the very end.

Starting off with a low and steady beat together with one of the main melodic phrases, although maintaining a thin texture, the material is delivered convincingly with a swift change into a heavier  texture that pushes the beat forward and immerses the listener further. With a slightly haunting and dark character the music constantly grows through to the end, providing newer melodic themes that keep developing. All the sounds are mixed in balance and the sonorities chosen indeed give the track its own particular sound which creates an immersive atmosphere of a morphing illusion, making the song ready to hit the dance floors.

-Sarah Marie Bugeja