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Invite You To My Gig: San Diego rapper T. Ka$h feels the cold shiver from a former lover on ‘Call You Back’

After taking an enforced hiatus due to the horrific covid-19 virus which has shockingly plagued the world recently, T. Ka$h returns with his latest track all about someone holding you back named ‘Call You Back‘.

Tyler Knauff aka T. Ka$h aka Backwood Bobby, is a San Diego, California-based indie hip-hop artist, songwriter, podcaster, and business owner.

With a style reminiscent of a variation between Smino and J. Cole’s more melodic sound and the hard hitting instrumentation of Joey Bada$$ and DaBaby, he focuses on standing out from other white rappers.” ~ T. Ka$h

He raps with an assertive style that is never too much on the ears – as he confidently tells us what has been going down with an ex who won’t leave him alone – when things have clearly moved into another dimension since you were together last. His mind has evolved and he knows what type of partner he wants, to have him enhance spiritually and move into a new era with a soul who actually supports his career.

Call You Back‘ from the San Diego, California-based indie rapper and podcaster T. Ka$h, is the eloquently described story about wondering why a former lover keeps on dialing you up, when things have clearly ended. They have been hurt before and you drive each other crazy – but you just know that you can’t be together – even if the good times were incredible.

This is the type of break-up track to play when you know its time to block the number, and move onto better times ahead away from that energy-sapping drama.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Like When You’re Suspicious: Riley Rex is sensationally seductive on doll-filled debut single ‘Demon’

Taken off her upcoming project tentatively titled ‘Nightmare Lullabies’, newcomer Riley Rex impresses highly on the blood-soaked debut track all about how a powerfully possessed woman can take hold of men so easily through her heart-piercing eyes on ‘Demon‘.

Riley Rex is an emerging indie dance-pop singer-songwriter, artist, and future fashion icon born in San Diego, who is currently living in the music mecca of Los Angeles in California. She makes that striking music which is all about mental health, empowerment, sexuality and love in this rather odd world.

Fans of Dua Lipa, Ava Max, and Billie Eilish will enjoy her distinctive combination of stellar dance-hall melodies, honest and emotive lyricism, and electrifying visuals.” ~ Riley Rex

Her world class vocal ability is such a pleasure to witness and is superbly backed up by a busty beat which is all the temptation you need. She somehow has the rare gift of making you automatically turn up the volume and starting the video over again and again, so you can truly hear and properly see, each moment perfectly.

Demon‘ from the wildly talented Los Angeles, California dance-pop solo musician Riley Rex, shows us a knife-sized amount of a fantastic new artist who skillfully leaves your fragile heart beating rather quickly. This is a fantastic music video which is full of bloody baths, creepy dolls, stunning vocals, and unsuspecting men, who should probably stop reading the newspaper. She is a tremendous talent who clearly has the hunger to innovate beyond what was thought possible before – and be totally herself – no matter what.

This is one of the catchiest songs you will hear all year, and will give you a jolt in your curious consciousness, when you least expect it.

Check out this top new artist on YouTube and follow her exciting stories on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

We Are Not The Same: K.I.R.B. tires of the fake competition who have limited skills on ‘Back Down’ (Prod. YUNGBRATZ)

With his fast-paced delivery that slams all doubters to the dusty curb, K.I.R.B. rips through the top floor and tells us exactly how he feels about those who do it wrong and need to retire on ‘Back Down (Prod. YUNGBRATZ).

K.I.R.B. is a young and emerging San Diego, California rapper who is nineteen years old. He solidifies each bar with an unmistakable edge that cuts through all doubts – as he shows his highly flying skills with real music – which shows us his determination, to not let any circumstance define him.

Growing up in a low-income neighborhood of Imperial County, Michael Kirby spent most of his time surviving. Surrounded by crime, drugs and violence, he turned inward to find his salvation. He started writing poetry while in middle school and started making music in high school. Now 19, he loves performing because it allows him to express himself. “My parents did a great job protecting me from that environment by keeping me inside the house during my childhood,” Kirby said. “But without music, I probably would be lost.” – K.I.R.B.

His raw raps are consistently rugged and with boundless energy, your heart is moved into your mouth as you marvel at his terrific style, that swarms over the beat like a hungry musician who knows where he is going. This is the mark of a future great – who feels like he is in tune to what he needs to produce – as his name is on the lips of all rap fans, who follow the underdogs making their claim for the throne.

Back Down(Prod. YUNGBRATZ) from the rising underground California rapper K.I.R.B., is a focused effort that shows his intent and he drops down like Batman, with a fiery effort which is of the highest quality. He is ready to take over and asks that the minor rappers leave their mics at home, as he is going to expose anyone who displays weak skills. He is not the same as the rest.

Stream this new single via Soundcloud and check out his IG for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

You Want More: San Diego-based multi-talented My Dear Wendy strives for her own path on ‘Head Against The Wall’

Taken off her heartfelt release about the deep connection and the importance of communication with family called ‘The Apple Falls Far (Part 1),’ My Dear Wendy sings with such soul on the new single called ‘Head Against The Wall‘.

Amanda Gunnels aka My Dear Wendy, is an incredibly talented and well-traveled San Diego-based classically trained pianist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and engineer, who is incredibly equally comfortable and skilled on bass guitar, acoustic guitar and drums.

This is the true life moment that so many of us have to deal with sometimes. You have been moved into a forced path for so long whilst growing up, however as you grow a bit older you feel like this is in fact not the road that you wish to drive down at all. The confusion is strong at first as you deal with this striking feeling due to the pressure to be who you were supposed to be, as you hope that you will receive the support in following your dreams, no matter if your family doesn’t feel the same way.

”After moving to Los Angeles and attending Musician’s Institute, Amanda decided to upgrade her music and create My Dear Wendy, a songwriting project that continues to be a focus of her musical career.”- My Dear Wendy

You feel her disconnected frustration that has seeped into her mind that wasn’t there before, as the sense of relief pours up her soul again when she walks away. This is the road that she is headed down and it feels right, no matter what anyone else thinks.

She sings with such a delightful tone, her life experience shines through as she brings us an indie song with hints of country, as you sing with her on this is a deeply personal song, that you know means so much to her.

Head Against The Wall’ from the soulful Atlanta-born, San Diego-based multi-talented pianist and singer-songwriter My Dear Wendy, is a splendid single all about standing up for yourself and opening up your own door to finding fulfillment. With Part 2 on its way, this is a song that grabs you courageously by the heart and doesn’t let go.

Stream this beautiful single on Spotify and see more stories on her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Real Deal: Guam-born TonyaJae searches for the genuine soul on ‘Show Me’ (ft. Carlo V. and Spell)

As she looks deeply right into their eager eyes to see if they could be the one she has been looking for, TonyaJae asks for evidence of the true intentions via the top shelf new track called ‘Show Me‘ (ft. Carlo V. and Spell).

Tonya Jaemarie Terlaje Ascura aka TonyaJae is a polished Guam-born, San Diego-based RnB/pop singer-songwriter, who has been creating since she was just four years old. She makes that honest soundscape that looks into your soul, as it gives you the strength to stand up for yourself and follow your dreams with no looking back.

Her striking voice is so electric as she shows the frustration of meeting too many fake hearts before, as she only wants to be with someone who is going to support her and teach her new things. That deep love is what she truly desires and you can feel that she is self-aware enough, to know deep inside what she really needs.

Show Me‘ (ft. Carlo V. and Spell) from the stunningly smooth-voiced RnB/pop singer TonyaJae, is a loving song about wanting someone to truly try and get you for who you are, as you are not just looking for the same old average. Knowing ones self-worth is the peaceful passageway to walking into the most beautiful place, you have ever seen in your life.

Stream this fine new single on Spotify and follow her journey on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

My time: Michael Gabriel flies up to the clouds above on the excellent ‘So High’

With a refreshing self-awareness that showcases his relevance in 2021, Michael Gabriel keeps on moving upwards despite the current gloom and doom, on the smoke-filled ‘So High‘.

Michael Gabriel is a quality San Diego, California hip-hop artist who has dealt with lots of tough personal experiences over the years while raising a family, but through his inner strength he has overcome these issues and is now a respected emcee who makes that thoughtfully conscious music.

He believes that this is his time to shine and show the kids how lyricism is supposed to sound like. He is keeps moving through the doubts and projects a message of positive energy here, while staying calm on his master plan to reach the end conquest and win.

With a flow that is eloquently smooth, he manages to grab your attention not from flash, but with that old school pure insight that is effortless and without gimmicks, only top notch bars that shows his massive skill set of speaking from the heart only.

So High‘ from San Diego’s hip-hop artist Michael Gabriel, is that special track about rising above the waves and finding your way through to shore, no matter what the obstacles are before you. He speaks with determination and self-belief, believing inside his heart that this is the path he is meant for.

When you are confident in your abilities, the sky above is the only real limit you have.

Stream this deep new track on Spotify and see more on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Forging your own path: Sometimes Julie are highly impressive on ‘Arachne’s Pride / Minerva’

Sometimes Julie are excellent yet again on the spine-tingling new single taken off the recent album ‘Where Are You?‘ and this exciting track is called ‘Arachne’s Pride / Minerva‘.

San Diego, California original six-piece indie-rock band Sometimes Julie make that electric music with hints of blues and Americana fusion, that gets you off your sleepy feet and automatically jumping up and down, satisfying your urge for live music until it returns. They have a exciting allure that makes you want to turn them up real loud so that you don’t miss out on anything.

This is the story of wanting to stay small and innocent as you don’t want to get wrapped up in anyone else’s issues and dreams. You are a person who likes to be free and do what you have set out to do for yourself and not be tied to anything that you don’t feel will serve you long-term. This is ultimately the way to live as to be truly happy inside, trusting your gut is the only way to go.

Arachne’s Pride / Minerva‘ from San Diego’s Sometimes Julie is a rip-roaring effort from the tremendous six-piece band who are breath-taking here with a sound that is so energetic and majestically powerful. They somehow mesh all six members in effortlessly and put on a show that dazzles the speakers and makes you wish you could watch them live at a festival as soon as possible.

In life you need to make your own path, otherwise you will live someone else’s and theirs might have many dangerous detours that will make you dusty and scarred.

Stream this electrifying track on Soundcloud and see more on the band’s IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Getting it done: Instead of waiting around King Whisker turns on our brain channels via truthfully real ‘Television’

King Whisker are brilliant on their new ironic indie-punk rock single that speaks the truth about modern day society via ‘Television‘.

With an exciting new lineup that features a re-tooled five-piece team, the addition of a second guitar player, and a keyboard player, this has added an extra fiery element into the California-based outfits soundscape.

‘Instead of waiting around or having the ‘what could have been’ conversation, we took classes from Berklee, built or scrounged together whatever gear we needed, and got to work.’- King Whisker

His voice reflects how so many feel, yet can’t help getting enough of. TV is a addiction and it gets a free pass in the world.

The band have an electric style and you can’t help but smile and jump around to a track like this. This is a song that makes you think about your time spent on the couch instead of outside, no matter what the weather is doing. Seeing friends and going on adventures post-covid, is something we all need to look at closer and take action on.

The San Diego rockers King Whisker show their funny side that is soaked in so much truth via the new single ‘Television‘. TV has made so many humans brain washed and with so much beauty in the world, its a shame that it has clouded our minds and hearts. They sing and perform with such passion about this subject and also add some welcome comedy relief to a world that needs as much of it as possible.

Opening our minds to what is really important, is what life should be about, not wasting so many hours stuck on the couch looking at a box.

Share this new track with your friends on Spotify and see more from the free-thinkers on their IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Blac Owms trip hop onto the stage with ‘Pole Party’

Blac Owms are from San Diego in the United States and they show us mad skills on their new single called ‘Pole Party‘.

These are just two siblings coming back to America from Japan who have put all their faith in Daniel Jacobs to see past the horizon. This track was produced by Baltimore based underground producer Donnie Katana who has produced tracks for artists such as Wiz Khalifa, YBN Nahmir, $not, Ugly God, Comethazine, Night Lovell, Project Pat, Haroinfather, Big Baby Gucci, and many more.

This is a fun trip-hop track that is quick in execution and the flows are quite nice. Hip Hop like this is rare to hear, these two are so talented and rap with vigor. The song is about those nights at the club and how the vibe is, sometimes up and sometimes down.

Pole Party‘ from Blac Owms is a fire track that shows the growing maturity of the talented rap duo.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Marsha Marsha Marsha’s rocking ‘Never’ is a story of that true love

Marsha Marsha Marsha are back with this terrific punk rock track called ‘Never‘.

Marsha Marsha Marsha is the solo Project of Derik Toy. Derik began his professional musician career in San Diego in California where he honed his skills playing just about anywhere he could.

From the surf inspired rock of Atlantic Records artist Dakoda Motor Co, or The Surfers with Kelly Slater and Peter King (Epic Records), to tearing up the club scene with the funky sounds of Polyester and the Funky Love Bomb, Derik held down the back end with precision. However, it was recording these bands, and working in the studios that Derik learned of his love for engineering and production.

Now a father of 4, and not interested in touring, Derik prefers the family life with his own studio. Derik writes and records along with various session musicians. He has released numerous tracks under different monikers, and continues to write and perform fun pop music with a rock edge with his latest band Marsha Marsha Marsha.

This is all about wanting that special one in your life and never letting go. Can this love story end well or will it not?

Marsha Marsha Marsha bring us a fiery punk-rock song that kicks you into motion and your perspective is back. This is just quality music all the way. ‘Never‘ is a fine song from the Californian band.

Stream here for the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen