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Made Some Sacrifices: Matte shows us how he turned it all around on Power (feat. C Block)

Overcoming all obstacles no matter how harsh the climates, Matte sings with so much incredible strength and ultimate inspiration to assist us all to rise above the dangerous smoke of the world on Power (feat. C Block).

Matte is a passionate London, UK-based indie hip hop artist who is joined on this full-volume track by local reggae musician C Block.

Power is specifically targeted toward the goal of uplifting, empowering and motivating the listener to go within and draw out their own personal power.” ~ Matte

Joining forces rather expertly as the storm clouds move away, Matte and C Block display such helpful energies for those who have felt rather lost lately. Sung with a really insightful passion and look to the future, this is a track to truly appreciate. Showing us through the past that has not defined them, we feel the genuine hope that the world will illuminate like it should.

Power (feat. C Block) from London, UK-based indie hip hop artist Matte is a special song for those who believe that they are chosen. After surviving so many almost-death experiences, this is a tremendous experience to turn up loud. Being proud of where you are now is the message that is entrenched with that hard working mentality, which has helped break through any challenges presented.

Knowing that you can take that power back will change you forever once you realize where it is.

Listen up to this top new single on Spotify and see more news via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Nina Duschek has released her sultrier than Setzer swinging blues-rock debut single, Married to the Art

There is no love affair like the one an artist can have with their craft. For definitive proof, turn to the sultry, swinging blues-rock proclamation of passion, Married to the Art, by the Italian born and raised singer-songwriter & busker Nina Duschek.

The Setzer-Esque genre crumble knows exactly when to drip a little salacious magnetism before switching it up through the playful reggae-infused guitar rhythms. As for the vocals, Duschek is one of the most beautifully unapologetically authentic artists to have appeared on our radar this year. Her vibrant free-spiritedness is organically infectious. Naturally, we can’t wait to hear what follows.

Married to the Art is now available to stream via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

LA-based Reggae artist Dezvelkito can’t unsee what has happened on ‘U Make Me Wanna Cry’

As his blushing heart races after a trauma-filled moment that has his mind in a spin, Dezvelkito feels like his lover has made him feel like a total fool and has been so cold lately when there should just be warmth on, ‘U Make Me Wanna Cry‘.

Uscla Johnny Desarmes aka Dezvelkito is a Los Angeles, California-based filmmaker, health guru and indie Reggae solo singer-songwriter.

Taking us for an entertaining and ultimately romantically-torn ride that sends you into a state of contemplation, Dezvelkito is in a dreamy mood that takes you into a vital moment – that has you wondering why the love has faded – when it should be lasting all night long as your lips were once so close.

U Make Me Wanna Cry‘ from Los Angeles, California-based indie Reggae solo singer-songwriter Dezvelkito is an is-this-the-end moment that can make or break a relationship. He sings with such a passionate vigour that takes your mind into another place when you felt the frigid atmosphere that can take your love down into the depths of despair. This is a song that will take you into a picture that so many have drawn before, as you feel that it’s time to pack up the paint and move on to somewhere else that will make you happy again.

Join in the energy on Spotify and see more vibes via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Don’t Hold On For Too Long: Chris Too Far needs to get away from that poisoned love on ‘Addicted’

With a wonderfully groovy start to proceedings, Chris Too Far is absolutely excellent on a track all about thinking about the completely wrong person you should be dreaming about on ‘Addicted‘.

Chris Too Far is an indie pop singer-songwriter based in the UK who brings us an added reggae-fusion energy on this fantastic new single.

Started singing around the age of 14 when my sisters who were a musical duo at the time wanted some male backing vocals on one of their tracks. I released i wasn’t half bad at singing and that is when i caught the bug for it which progressed to writing and performing also.” ~ Chris Too Far

You feel the insightful message portrayed of somehow being connected to someone who you really shouldn’t be interested in but are, as they fill your head and distract you away from who you should be spending your time with. There is much to like here with the smartly-penned lyrics and sumptuously performed vocals, that has you in such an intimately reflective mood to ponder what you should do next.

Addicted compares the feeling of falling hard in love with someone in a similar vein to someone becoming addicted to a drug. It uses metaphors that could apply to both scenarios. When you fall in love with someone you likely also become addicted to them which isn’t always healthy as the song implies.” ~ Chris Too Far

Addicted‘ from the UK-based indie pop artist Chris Too Far, is a quality track all about thinking about someone so alluring but probably dangerous for your health. They are clearly bad for you but you have had a taste already and can’t get enough – your mind races like a formula one car when they are in your thoughts – and you know its not good for your health, but its exactly what you truly desire.

Sung with a real conviction and a head-groovy beat, this is a fine track that will definitely have you recalling that special soul who seems to have some sort of mystical power over you.

Stream this lovely new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sensual Summer Reggae-Pop Vibes: Prymaal – Naughty Girl

Based on his latest single, Naughty Girl, Nigerian-born UK-based breaking artist Prymaal has returned to the music scene as a triple threat; his soulfully imploring vocals, playful lyrical approach and tropically blissful reggae-pop beats combine to create sensual summer vibes that won’t fail to serenade.

It really wouldn’t be a surprise if women are as quick to identify with the protagonist in Naughty Woman as they were to identify with Margot Robbie’s depiction of Harley Quinn. It’s an infectiously up-vibe track; you couldn’t ask for a sweeter summer pop hit.

Naughty Girl is now available to stream on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

BrianJavier has made this Reggae RnB debut with his high vibe summer track, ‘Rush It’ ft. Danilo

RnB and Reggae soulfully coalesce in up and coming NYC-based artist BrianJavier’s debut downtempo single, Rush It, featuring Danilo. The melodious grooves run in synergy with the theme of the track that celebrates slow-burning passion over affections that quickly burn out. He proves that pace is the trick with the groove in the grinding tropic beats and the meditative canter of the serenading lyrics.

Any fans of 90s RnB will want to freshen up their summer playlists with the soulful hit. It is a stellar debut from an exceptional artist that we can’t wait to hear more from.

You can check out the official music video that premiered on July 17th via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Joize raises the temperature with the tropic beats in his latest urban EDM single, ‘Choices’

With plenty of popular releases already under his belt since making his debut in 2018, there was a fair amount of expectation on Joize’s latest single, Choices, it’s safe to say that he has raised the bar once more with his reggae vibes and vibrant danceable beats.

A single can rarely speak to your rhythmic pulses as much as it speaks to your soul, but this sweetly seductive release resonates mind, body and soul. Through his RnB Reggae vocals and the glitchy bass-dubbed trip-hop beats, Joize created the ultimate summer RnB playlist staple.

Choices is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Love You Forever: dESH.DUBS brings us fresh new single ‘Hold You Down’ (ft. Ariel)

Taken off his latest eleven-track release called ‘Above The Wicked‘, dESH.DUBS fills our hearts with so much buoyancy with lots of lovely sax included for good measure on ‘Hold You Down’ (ft. Ariel).

dESH.DUBS is a terrific Netherlands-based solo hip-hop artist, writer, researcher, music, visual artist and African studies student. He smoothly mixtures his sounds together to create that delicious music combination, that soothes your mind and fills you up with hope.

With a reggae fusion to add a clever lift to proceedings, we are catapulted into a song that keeps your body moving and your head nodding in approval, for all this exciting energy to be welcomed in hungrily.

This is the message of wanting that long-term love as you are so happy together and you have each others backs, no matter what else transpires to lead you astray.

Hold You Down’ (ft. Ariel) from the talented Netherlands-based artist dESH.DUBS, is that story that has you feeling so good and your mind a happy place to be productive again. This is a pleasurable single that is so full of good vibes and that relaxed energy, that is such a treat during these uncertain times of dismay and confusion.

Hear this freshly brewed new single on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Mr. Relax teamed up with D-Fish for their 90s Dancehall Reggae single ‘Feelings’

For his latest release, ‘Feelings’, Mr. Relax teamed up with Dutch hip hop artist, D-Fish to create a visceral, vibrant high-vibe mix which grooves to reggae rhythm and grinds to RnB pop beats.

You could see it as an ode to 90s RnB – think Peter Andre, Sean Paul and Shabba Ranks, or you could see it as a timely arrival of a sun-soaked reggaeton track, powerful enough to pull us out of the most depressing winters in living history.

The official video which has already racked up over 70,000 streams since premiering on January 18th is available via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Kimo Jeepaz gives us a shot in the arm with his ‘Vaccine’ 

Mixing a heavy patois from his native St. Andrew, Jamaica, with a harder, more urban UK-style rap, Kimo Jeepaz new track ‘Vaccine’ – a lockdown hip hop story of quarantine and Covid. There’s elements of Jamaican dancehall in here alongside Jeepaz’ melodic flow and R&B groove, a touch of Sean Paul and Beenie Man alongside the R&B grind and bounce.

Jeepaz has already performed alongside the likes of Mavado, Not3s, Shenseea, Aidonia, and Dexta Daps; on the basis of ‘Vaccine’, 2021 is going to be the year the lockdown is let out for Kimo Jeepaz.

Check out ‘Vaccine’ on Spotify, and follow Kimo on Instagram.

Review by Alex Holmes