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What They See: Moves Johnson brings us a groovy gem to learn from with ‘Everybody Knows’

Self-produced at the SAE studios in Berlin, Moves Johnson reminds us that it’s downright pointless to try and disguise what you are doing as ‘Everybody Knows‘.

Moves Johnson is a Canadian-born, Berlin, Germany-based indie-rock solo artist, teacher, record producer, and sound engineer who is a well-established figure and known worldwide.

Moves is the narrator and protagonist for the 2021 documentary “Finding Myself”, a short film about the realities of life as a full-time musician. He is also the co-host of the podcast Artists Under Construction, a YouTube-based series offering techniques and strategies for aspiring artists to improve their own careers.” ~ Moves Johnson

Featuring a well-liked natural ambience that has you completely uplifted and ready for more knowledge, Moves Johnson sends us a candid message of life that most people haven’t even comprehended behind their blinkers. He performs like someone who has really lived and is straight to the point without being overbearing, on a funky track that will have your smile beaming brightly.

Everybody Knows‘ from the multi-talented Canadian-born, Berlin, Germany-based indie-rock solo artist and record producer Moves Johnson is a superb song with a really tasty bounce that keeps you utterly captivated the entire way through. This is the story about keeping things chilled and avoiding being paranoid in those big moments – as there are so many people with sharp eagle eyes – who know what you are getting up to behind the curtain anyways.

Listen to this new single on Spotify and see more movements on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Been A While: Boston’s Stephen Route returns to the top after dealing with adversity on ‘Up Now’

Taken off his 13-track ‘Being Me‘ album, Stephen Route shows us that he is inclined to see the fruits of his labour flourish on this bass-heavy new single all about steering in a lane others can only dream of on ‘Up Now‘.

Stephen Route is a well-respected Boston, Massachusetts-based indie hip-hop artist, sound engineer, music producer, and writer, who looks at music differently than most. He is a true visionary who loves to assist others with capturing their ideas and following through with the vision presented.

He’s been passionate about music from a young age and believes that the process of creating music should be an honest, inspiring, and most importantly, fun experience.” ~ Stephen Route

Showing us his hardcore bars that throws shade on other small-minded fools who are playing a childish game while you are making boss moves, Stephen Route is at his best on this hungry track that shows us his inner determination that can’t be taught. He was born a winner and flows with much conviction, on an underground beat that seems to suit this message just right.

Up Now‘ from the Boston, Massachusetts-based indie hip-hop artist, writer, sound engineer and music producer Stephen Route, is a statement track about seeing how the world works when you are down and almost out. After having to deal with many things that kicked him to the floor for a while, he has seen how others are begging for money as they see he is doing much better than before. Rapped with a contemplative bite and a look into the future, you feel that this is a multi-talented artist who has discovered so much about himself during a dark time previously.

Life is all about standing up tall when you are winning, as you vow never to go back to those character-testing moments when you doubted yourself to ever succeed.

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

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Out Late: Toronto rapper Bg5ive bags it up on his shiver-filled ‘Cold Nights’

As he peers around and hopes that there is no big raid on tonight that will turn his mood blue, Bg5ive does whatever it takes to make it happen on the frosty new single called ‘Cold Nights‘.

Bg5ive is a Tuam, Ireland-born, Toronto, Canada-based underground indie hip-hop artist, sound engineer and music producer.

While he has spent most of 2021 focusing on engineering work, Bg5ive has started dropping tracks such as “Now or Never”, & “Cold Nights” in preparation for the release of his new mixtape entitled “Cocaine & Whiskey” which will be released on December 9th 2021.” ~ Bg5ive

Bg5ive raps with an intelligent glimpse at these dusty streets that he knows all-too-well, as he locks up the bag and executes that move to get that paper stacked all the way up for those rainy days that are upcoming. There is much confidence in his delivery as he makes that call, which assures that he unmistakably isn’t going hungry tonight.

Cold Nights‘ from the high-flying Toronto, Canada-based indie hip-hop artist, sound engineer and music producer Bg5ive, is a street-soaked track about driving around and getting that work in. You know that these chilly nights will be worth it even if others doubt your plan, as you brush off the small-mindedness and put that hoody on tight to get away from the nippy airflow. This is a track to put on loud to warm up your entrepreneurial skills, as you start to work out quickly what your next move is.

Hear this brand new single on Spotify and see more news on their IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Bad Ideas: Outstanding Philly indie-pop artist Samryebread is at her honest best with ‘Softie’

After learning new skills behind the boards for the past 5 years assisting others to master their sound, Samryebread returns to much-awaited acclaim via her extremely courageous self-acceptance gem called ‘Softie‘.

Samryebread aka Sam Rosen is a well-respected and much-loved Philly, USA-based indie-pop/folk artist, cat lover, and sound engineer, who is based at the multi-Grammy award-winning MilkBoy the Studio.

You feel like you are witnessing a strong woman that is reborn musically who is an ever-evolving creative with music flowing in her inventive veins at every turn. Her highly imaginative mind is on top form here – with an inspiring release – that is so relevant in a society that cages so many inside and discourages us from truly stretching for our goals.

Samryebread is brilliantly dreamy with her gorgeous vocals that just seem to trigger so many emotions in your glowing soul. This beautiful song is all about learning to accept yourself no matter your faults, as you just want someone close to love you and be there for you, helping you make better decisions and not judging you as so many small-minded folks do.

Softie‘ from the Philly-based indie-pop/folk artist and sound engineer Samryebread, is one of those tracks you just can’t help but love. The production is world-class, the lyrics so inspiringly honest and with her lusciously honey-tipped voice, this is a real treasure that you just want to listen to all day long.

Hear this deep new track on Spotify and see more via the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Gonna Be Alright: South Carolina rapper Oz The God shows us the dangerous streets filled with way too much ‘Pain’

As he loads up the guns with the fearsome crew who are only looking to exact revenge on the foolish enemies who took out a close friend with horrifying brutality, Oz The God shows us inside the real-life moves that are strapped bloodily with only excruciating ‘Pain‘.

Oz The God aka Lamar Reid, is a Greenwood, South Carolina-based indie hip-hop artist and sound engineer who raps with a true representation and gratefulness of being alive after almost passing away a few years back.

He was shot in April of 2018 during a drive-by and survived a collapsed lung and broken rib from being shot in the back, which doctors said was a miracle he lived and was able to walk.” ~ Oz The God

Oz The God shows us his determined outlook to life with a quick-fire loaded single which has your mind alert and your soul feeling rather anxious, at all the hate in several parts of the world when they should be just peace and love everywhere.

Pain‘ from the courageous Greenwood, South Carolina-based indie hip-hop artist and sound engineer Oz The God, is such an honest track about not taking anything for granted in life. After almost being buried and ultimately bed-stricken for a while due to senseless hate, he has chosen to rise up and take charge of things moving forward. Rapped with a movie-like edge that might shock many who have chosen to close their eyes before – this is a full-blooded track all about staying tough – when the odds are stacked against you.

Hear this deep new track on Spotify and see more via his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Waving Bye To The Birds: Gabriel Blackmon is all in with that sweet love on ‘Fallin’

Taken off his brand new 7-track ‘Chapter 1 EP‘, Gabriel Blackmon finds his way out of the lonely darkness with a sweet smile who takes him places he certainly treasures deeply with ‘Fallin‘.

Gabriel Blackmon aka Satin Teddy Bear, is a Dallas, Texas-based alt-RnB artist, music producer, composer and sound engineer.

Blackmon has used his wide range of talents to work with acts such as Tey Yaniis, Mikey McFly, Money Man, Lil Ronny MothaF, Jamison, and Michael Hubbard. Gabriel started as a songwriter and later added composing to his repertoire when finding it frustrating to find producers to work with.” ~ Gabriel Blackmon

You feel like you are hearing a truely authentic soul, who is at the top of his game. The vocal ability is of a high standard – the hip-moving beat keeps you smiling and jiving – as you hold your lover close and let the night unfold so naturally.

Fallin‘ from the Dallas, Texas-based indie alt-RnB solo artist and music producer Gabriel Blackmon, is such a smooth track which has been made with some moonlight-filled love which has you grooving and moving your tired body. This is that late-night tune to put on when you feel like a slowdance, with someone who you feel so happy with.

Romance can be so simple if you let a genuine person into your heart, to guide you through the coldness outside.

Check out this brand new single on Spotify and see more insights on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Air Changed: Dublin’s Aisling Jarvis is magnificently mesmerizing on ‘Fade to Black’ (ft. Hvmmingbyrd and Kipunji)

Aisling Jarvis is a incredibly talented 23 year-old singer/songwriter/producer and sound engineer from beautiful Dublin, Ireland, who returns to the solo world after six years away on the remarkable Fade to Black(ft. Hvmmingbyrd and Kipunji).

She creatives that vividly imaginative music that makes you take an extra breath or two, as her entrancingly transfixing voice is absolutely stunning and could cause enjoyable heart shocks deep inside your eager body, as he skillfully shakes down the curious speakers with such dazzling world class appeal.

When you come from such a well-known and prolific musical family, the chances are you will be bitten by the bug early into your life and it will never let you go. Aisling’s mother is Moya Brennan of Grammy and BAFTA winning Irish family group Clannad, and she has been touring worldwide with this fine band since 2010.

With the horrific covid-19 pandemic leaving the music scene in guitar-burning ruins, it feels like Aisling has taken the time to return to her solo music again, as her last release was back in 2014. Rejuvenated after a long rest and raring to go, you can feel the sparks of electricity here as he leads us into her supremely imaginative mind with a return to tell your whole neighborhood about.

This is the sad story about how sometimes things change when you don’t want them to, as your former lovers memory of you fades so quickly, when they said they would be around. The haunting feeling makes you feel so alone and despondent, you know you should probably move on but you need time to heal properly, so you can love wholeheartedly when the time appears again.

Her voice is so stunningly pure as each verse is striking goodness into your mind, as you feel her presence and realness with the guest artists adding so much quality to mesh beautifully together as one.

Fade to Black‘ (ft. Hvmmingbyrd and Kipunji) from the spectacularly gifted Aisling Jarvis, is a captivating effort that takes you to its own space in time, as she shows the world her solo side after a long break that was certainly worth the wait.

Hear this wonderful new single on Spotify and see more news on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen