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Teeko Sinatra – New York Litty Freestyle: A Modernistic Take on East Coast Hip Hop

Hip Hop artist Teeko Sinatra paid homage to NYC in their latest mix New York Litty Freestyle which was produced during lockdown. We may all be sick of hearing about Covid 19 on the news, but I’ll always be drawn in by artist’s unique perspectives.

New York is one of the hardest-hit places in the world by Covid 19. Yet, the resilience exhibited in Teeko Sinatra’s track affirmed that even in the face of adversity they’re still putting up a fight. From across the pond, all I’ve seen are the most depressing stories possible. New York Litty Freestyle tells a much more accurate story. It’s without agenda or sensationalism. It’s just pure expression.

After a hazy lucid prelude, the track seamlessly shifts into first gear and the East Coast mix starts to drip attitude and ingenuity in equal measure as the atmospherically fiery mix unravels.

You can check out Teeko Sinatra’s latest track New York Litty Freestyle for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Dale Sheppard – I Have to Believe: Optimistically Resolving Alt Blues Rock

As much as we can all agree that lockdown sucks, it’s hard not to be bowled over by the art which has been born from the uncertainty. While we won’t find any answers which resemble definitive truth if we scour the net, we will find stunningly resonant tracks such as Dale Sheppard’s latest single “I Have to Believe”.

The optimism restoring bluesy single serves as a succinct reminder that what we’re living through isn’t the end of the world and better days are on the horizon. Instead of force-feeding you positivity, there’s an overwhelming sense of sincerity, understanding and rational resolve within I Have to Believe.

With Dale Sheppard’s Alt Folk Rock vocals and the smoky rhythmic instrumental catharsis, when you hit play on I Have to Believe you’ll be granted a respite from the insanity of our frustrating modern times.

You can check out the official music video to I Have to Believe which premiered on April 17th via YouTube.

Subscribe to their channel as Dale Sheppard plans on releasing plenty of tracks while we’re on lockdown.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Clayton Sturgeon – “Stuck In Quarantine” – Spread the song, not the virus!

The importance of surviving a global pandemic, our sanity in tact, cannot be underestimated. This is why we need tracks like “Stuck In Quarantine” in our lives. It’s a great rock number that illustrates how we’ve lost certain aspects of physical liberty, which might push some towards temporary insanity, but we’ve also been compensated with an unprecedented amount of freedom.

“We’re here for a good time,” Clayton Sturgeon tells us. “Not a long time”

While we’re home, contemplating our mortality, there’s no longer a reason to delay that which could could always be postponed for another day. No one wants to die, of course, but if we don’t seize the gift of being here, alive and healthy, there’s a chance we might regret it.

Review by Lisa Knight