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Milani Valentine Releases Her Second Sun-Kissed Single Good Vibes Only

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Milani Valentine has recently dropped her second Reggae R&B Hip Hop single “Good Vibes Only”.

The grips of winter are almost upon us, but sun-kissed reggae-soaked Hip Hop is never out of season. Good Vibes Only is a high vibe track which contains plenty of vibrant rhythm and does exactly what it says on the tin. But through the slightly rough production quality which created a slightly tinny polyphonic sound and the lack of depth in the lyrics, it was hard to let those vibes resonate effectively.

With that said, feel-good music which serves to bring people together under the tune of euphoria is absolutely essential. With the right production and inspiring lyricism which pours out from the soul, Milani Valentine would be unstoppable.

You can check out Milani Valentine’s single Good Vibes Only for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

For more info, head over to the artist’s official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Snds’ New Track “Where To Go” Is Sure To Have You Dancing Along

When it comes to pop music there are hundreds of stylistic variations but there is just that one type that will immediately make you feel good just a few seconds after pressing play the first time. “Where To Go” happens to be one of those tracks and with its steady groove and catchy lyrics it is difficult to resist moving along to this song. From the very first few seconds the driving rhythm instantly creates a laid back cool vibe and as the other instruments join in, the track becomes more and more fun by the second, making for a great end-of-summer tune which will definitely put everyone in the mood for some more good nights out.

Apart from having a fresh instrumental arrangement, SnDs gives us a song with a tuneful vocal melody, sung with a warm and distinctive tone,and a well balanced set of instruments which suit the mood and give just the right amount of energy to the song, making it appealing for a varied audience. The structure simply carries you along with the groove and before you know it you will be pressing play again!

-Sarah Marie Bugeja


James Ghareeb Debuts New Single ‘Do It With Luv’

James Ghareeb without hesitation dives straight into a free-spirited atmosphere, his voice bright and breezy, creating a glowing vibe throughout “Do It With Luv”. The track represents a summery illusion, where the high tones contrast with the cheery beats, no matter what happens there is perpetual optimism. The reggae qualities of the melody resonates a feeling of euphoria, a focal attribute which is a recurring feature of the track.

“Do It With Luv” is a reminder of genuine happiness, a predominant factor we struggle to identify in everyday life. Ghareeb captures this insouciant sentiment with no strings attached, portraying an all or nothing perception. Although Ghareeb’s cheery vocals dominates the track, the variety of aesthetic instrumentals accompany the mood of the song flawlessly. Whilst the percussion lightly supports the radiant vibe, when Ghareeb sings, “Whatever you do you do it with luv/Wherever you go you show them your heart” there is a hidden celebration where we rejoice, and relish in how it feels to love with your heart. Ghareeb’s voice demonstrates a care-free outlook on how the world should be, rather than the way it is. And for a split second, Ghareeb recreates a fanatical vision.

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-Aly Mchugh


Sacha Allen’s Sunshine Infused Track ‘High’

Summer may be coming to an end but Sacha Allen is determined to not let it go until she has to, proof of which can be found in her sunshine infused single High. The vibes are lazy, the vocals are soulful, the beats vibrant and the overall result is a tune that is perfect for dancing along but equally great to chill out to.

As her debut release this puts the Manchester singer firmly on the map. A song such of this from a seasoned, big name would have the industry movers and shakers clamouring to be associated with it, coming out of the blue as it does is an even bigger story and not only will those in the know marvel at how great the song is, they will also realise that this is just the first step and that the real story here is really Sacha’s potential.


Santino Salvadore’s summer time jam ‘The Keyword is Money’

We all know a handful of people dedicated to aesthetic. It’s a pursuit of image and can mean a great deal of compromise in one’s personal life. You may find yourself unable to wear certain clothing or to enjoy certain activities. One of the most painful sacrifices can be missing out on genuinely good music. Imagine hearing what could be the song of your summer and reeling at the fact that it’s not quite dark enough or dirty enough for you to be seen listening to it. Santino Salvador has the perfect cure for this illness of self-limiting: The Keyword is Money.

This track sways  like summertime jam that finds you near a coast, possibly fresh out of the water and into the nearest, sleaziest bar available. It’s the perfect balance between relaxing in the sun and sinking into smoke. With a familiar take on classic reggae rhythms and an expressive brass section, the song takes on a life of its own inhabitable by anyone. Summer goth? Hardcore punk in need of a cooldown? Maybe a pop fan looking to take a walk into something unexpected. This song oozes guilty pleasure for a wide variety of people. Santino Salvador will undoubtedly show a knack for bringing people together via this sketchy, catchy tune.

-Paul Weyer


PREMIERE: ‘Cali High’ The Perfect Summertime Pop Track From M.R.J

M.R.J is a driven performer and songwriter who set out to put a lot of emotion and depth into his brand new single, Cali High.

As the artist aptly stated, this song is actually an autobiographical atmospheric dance track. The lyrics are personal and a bit nostalgic, yet they also have a lot of hope and energy. The message is clear: there are many ups and downs through life, but it is all about the attitude – pushing forward and making it through all the struggles one could face.
It is not easy to take a genre such as dance music and make it really personal – However, M.R.J managed to do just that, with a song that’s appealing, catchy and full of powerful lyrics that would make for an epic sing-along.

The song’s lush texture and deep atmospheres fall in perfectly with the massive dance beats, going for an incredible production aesthetics that feels modern, yet organic and direct.


Danny Strikes EDM Summer Track ‘Forever (Something New) feat. Andreia Da Silva’

Danny Strikes is a talented EDM producer who knows a thing or two about creating memorable melodies and lush sounds. On his brand new release, “Forever”, he actually teamed up with Andreia Da Silva, a talented vocalist with a unique approach to melody. The song has all the punch you would expect from the best electronic dance music production, but it also has a melodic sensibility and an edgy appeal that’s typical of pop music.

Andreia Da Siva did a great job matching the song perfectly with some great tones, while Danny Strikes certainly added a special touch to this production. The mix is punchy, crisp and loud, yet incredibly clear and sophisticated.

This song is surely going to help people relax and unwind the rest of the summer – it could be a club banger, but also one of those tracks you could just enjoy while your out driving in the sun or simply chilling at home on a nice summer day.

With such great melodies and uplifting grooves, you simply can’t go wrong!


A&R Factory Present: Anna Dellaria

At just 20 years old, singer-songwriter Anna Dellaria has performed with the likes of Chaka Khan, John Fogerty, Lamont Dozier, and more. Dellaria currently studies music at the prestigious USC Popular Music Program in Los Angeles, CA.

Hailing from San Francisco, CA, Dellaria began singing at age 6 when she discovered the soulful melodies of Aretha Franklin and Lauryn Hill, and began songwriting at age 12 under the imagery fueled influence of Jeff Buckley. Her ability to create has been recognized by the likes of Mike Grubbs (“One Tree Hill”; lead singer of Wakey!Wakey!), Disney music supervisor Matt Mugford, and Chop Shop music supervisor Kasey Truman.

Dellaria has had the opportunity to consistently work with world renowned performers like Patrice Rushen (Artist; “Forget Me Nots”, Performer; Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock), and Romeo Johnson (Vocalist for Michael Jackson; vocal coach for Mariah Carey,The Voice) who says, “Anna Rose Dellaria, an awesome talent! I love the natural soul that comes through her beautiful instrument! Her teachable spirit and work ethic will take her far”. Anna Dellaria continues to produce, write, and perform new music and is set to release her debut solo music this Spring.


A&R Factory Present: SiDizen King

Check out this track ‘One Day’ by SiDizen King

SiDizen King is a new artist based out of LA that flows primarily over electronic and indie rock production. For just over a year he has taken a more serious approach to the music industry.  In that time span he has received just under 400,000 plays in that time span. His songs have been posted on a number of Hype Machine-indexed blogs and have made the top ten on their “Most Popular on Twitter” chart twice.

The track has a summery, chill/tropical feel. Sidizen King says “I wrote it when I decided to move to LA to pursue music seriously; it’s about keeping hope in the face of adversity and not losing faith in your dreams.”


A&R Factory Present: Tae Brooks

Tae Brooks (18) was born into a musical family of songwriters and producers. Nephew of multi Grammy nominated producer/songwriter Chuck Brooks, Tae started his singing career at the early age of 10 as a background vocalist for artists recording in his family’s garage studio. At a talent audition in 2010 in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio Tae was recruited by a Los Angeles talent manager, which in time led to his family relocating to LA to pursue increasing opportunities in both acting and music. Tae’s brother, Tadjh Brooks, stepped into the role of Tae’s lead music producer and engineer. The brothers, working in the studio with their father, Billay, emerged with a hybrid pop/urban sound reflective of Tae’s multicultural background. Tae was introduced to the world with the launching of his YouTube music channel in March of 2011.

Tae and his team quickly became known for overhauling cover songs and creating signature originals that allow Tae to showcase his naturally soulful voice. His YouTube content has generated over 5 million views. Brooks’ first single “Thumbs Up” was released on iTunes February 22, 2011 and was well received. His covers have ranked among the top on the sites of The Huffington Post, Perez Hilton, Ryan Seacrest, and MusicMeetsVideo.

Visibility on YouTube led to Tae being sought out for voice-over work. He became the male lead voice of the Disney 365 theme song, was cast as the voice and singing role of Michael Jackson in the animated TV series Black Dynamite, and performed the intro/outro on the channel of popular YouTube personality Lamarr Wilson. Tae caught the attention of Canadian producer Josh Friesen, which led to him becoming a voice-over artist for GrapeSEED, a company in Japan that produces educational curriculum used in 7 countries. Soon after, he was asked to star in the video series as well, resulting in 4 trips to Japan over a 3 year period.

Between his work trips to Japan, Tae Brooks expanded his exposure with concert performances alongside major label recording artists Kalin and Myles, Round 2 Crew and other popular emerging artists. When asked to name his most memorable performance Tae says, “I had the opportunity to sing at Seacrest Studios in Children’s Hospital Medical Center back in my hometown. Just knowing my performance is still being viewed by kids dealing with serious illnesses makes that time special to me.”

Tae Brooks notoriety in music circles was recognized by Billboard Magazine who’s named Brooks #7 (2016) and #19 (2011) on the Next Big Sound chart featuring the fastest growing artists across social media. VERSEDonline named Tae one of the breakout artists for 2014. While under the management of Ebony Son Entertainment, management team of Ludacris, Tae recorded songs written by multi platinum songwriters and producers such as Ne-Yo, The Jackie Boyz, A-Rex and The Movement.

Demonstrating his own songwriting versatility, Tae independently released his co-written 5 track debut EP ‘On My Own’ on September 30, 2014. The EP included Tae’s previous single “It’s Always Been You” and two fan favorites, “Lois Lane” and “The Fire” featuring Tae’s brother Juke. The success of the EP led to charting on the iTunes Pop chart.

Tae released ‘Serenity’ Apr 23rd, 2016 and it is the lead single from Brooks’ upcoming summer EP, described by co-writer and producer Tadjh Brooks as having a “tropical funk” vibe. Check it out.


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