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Come and Get Me: Benj shows us the facts on ON GOD

Aiming for the gassers who talk a big game but actually give up really easily, Benj is headed to the top on the fiery new single to get those ON GOD.

Benj aka Jack Benjamin Ayrey is a German-born, Switzerland-raised songwriter/rapper with roots in the UK who started his career in 2019.

Strolling through the binoculars and scanning only the goodness, Benj slices down the haters and vows to keep it real amongst the concrete jungle. With heavy bars and a pulsating beat, this is a rather terrific track to pump on loud.

ON GOD from German-born indie rapper/songwriter Benj is a quality song all about stating that those small-minded fools are wasting his time. Showing leadership and that hustle mentality needed to succeed, this is a rather super song to flame the day with when things get frustrating with pesky fake rappers bellowing nothingness.

Listen up to this single on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Spotlight Feature: EM$o turned on the bright lights in his redemptive reggaeton release, Dark Rooms


The candid uncut nature of EM$o’s debut LP, Differences, was a promising sign of more expositional visceral hits in the pipeline. He more than delivered with Dark Rooms. The rhythmically disarming reggaeton single strips the glorification from self-destruction and glamourizes growth. You can’t afford not to have him as a role model. In 3-minutes, EM$o takes you on the emotional journey of a lifetime.

After growing up in one of the most dangerous cities in Europe, EM$o knew he had to break away from the past, but distance and growth weren’t enough to cut the haunting ties forged through anxiety, depression, and addiction. His latest single, with the accompanying music, video artfully unravels his redemption arc. From insular isolation to embracing gratitude and willingness to make the most out of his life, the bright lights were turned on. Dark Rooms shows you how to find the switch.

“Dark Rooms is a tribute to a very special woman who went through hell trying to prevent me from doing something stupid and fatal. After my past life in the streets, I was severely depressed. Days would pass I did little more than drink in my house to numb the pain.

She walked into my life, everything became easy and moments of happiness were achievable – while sober. She empowered me to get healthier, better, stronger, and more resilient. As much as this is a tribute, it is also an ask for forgiveness and acknowledgement that she walked through the fire for me, despite the burns from her past.”

The song was written, recorded and mixed in EM$o’s home studio and mastered by Slade Templeton at Influx Studios. The official video was shot and produced by Tec. and Film.

The single and the official music video will release on February 10th. Check it out on all major streaming services via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Talk Is Cheap: Swiss band The Hydden are in the zone with new single Give and Take

Pulsating our tender earlobes with something rather spikey and saturated with edge, The Hydden startles all listeners with a speaker-shocking performance on the lyrical lesson, which is Give and Take.

The Hydden is a Switzerland-based indie rock 2-piece band who storm the airwaves and transmits music with a storm-like intensity during each performance.

This two-man-show shows profound songwriting skills, combined with hooks that could easily line up amongst some rock classics.” ~ The Hydden

Soaking our starved souls with a hair-raising single steaming with energy, The Hydden electrifies the circuits and takes our minds into an honest world packed with real-life stories to learn from. With a vocally convincing performance and a sound which will surely catch the mind of many, this is a dynamic packed to devour rather potently.

Give and Take from Switzerland-based indie rock 2-piece band The Hydden is a thunderous display crammed with so much gusto which might cause extra heartbeats to blossom. Layered rather wonderfully together and displaying so many mighty intentions, we find a track with something different to the rest.

In a world laden with copycats, this is a welcome single to fall in love with.

Hear this new release on SoundCloud and see more on the Facebook.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Disguised As An Artist: EM$o feels like he might end up dying alone on The $urvivor

Taken off his debut 9-track album called Differences, EM$o knows he has lost the faith and might actually be a villain after all on The $urvivor.

EM$o (pronounced EMSO) aka Emanuel Santos is a Switzerland-born indie hip hop artist who has emerged from the depths of darkness where poisonous snakes hide away inside.

Grew up among these circumstances where drug abuse, drug trafficking, stabbings and robbing’s were common. His parents, being both hard working Portuguese foreigners, tried to protect EMSO from moving further away from the city, but always staying in the region because of their jobs.” ~ EM$o

Displaying grit and tenacity to break away from a life that would not last too long, EM$o opens up his notebook and shows us a scribble or two from someone who almost died. Scratching on the surface and wondering if his soul is doomed for its sins, you will find yourself so compelled by this movie-like voyage.

After 3 years of constant stress and anxiety of being caught by the authorities or killed by rival gang members, he stopped that type of lifestyle and moved on, investing into music, where he started rapping and producing music in 2016.” ~ EM$o

The $urvivor from Switzerland-born indie hip hop artist EM$o is a raw track that shall strike your soul in exactly the place you needed it. Guiding us through his life that almost had him six feet under, this is a song to truly appreciate for its honesty. Showing us how he rose from the darkest hour, there is so much strength in this message that will hopefully inspire many to claw out of any adversity.

Turn up this track on Spotify and see more news via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wonderland asks us all if this world can be saved or is it doomed forever on ‘I Ask You’

Looking back to when he naively assumed that this incredible planet was actually fair for all to succeed in, Wonderland sends us into an underground location where we find ourselves doing the things that we know are bad for the soul on, ‘I Ask You‘.

Wonderland is a Switzerland-based, Germany-born indie-pop singer-songwriter and music producer who makes that honest music that asks real questions that matter.

Wonderland has his own music studio and produced all songs by himself.” ~ Wonderland

With an intriguing message to the whole of humankind that strikes you right in the middle of your heart’s epicentre, Wonderland asks those tough questions that are often overlooked and swept under the carpet. His vocal capabilities seem to stretch into unfathomable places, to lead us into a better place where peace and kindness reside.

I Ask You‘ from Switzerland-based, Germany-born indie-pop singer-songwriter and music producer Wonderland, is a brave effort and a call for common sense to prevail. Believing that life is fair should be a common theme for us all, instead of it being an unrealistic fantasy at present. He sings with emotion and vigour, which sends you into a world that is possible but will take you into a darker place at first, as you wonder if the light will eventually shine.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG music account.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Zurich-based post-punk act 4 Beat Grace travel through space and time to find that peaceful place on ‘Voyage’

After accumulating much love from their debut “Violence Dance” from earlier on in 2022, 4 Beat Grace strap on those seatbelts and get us thinking about a new discovery with their new single ‘Voyage‘.

4 Beat Grace is a mysteriously captivating Zurich, Switzerland-based post-punk/alt-rock band who are still new on the scene but have made a huge impact already.

A detour to dreamland, where there are no obstacles, where everything is possible and happens. It is not for nothing that the voice asks: “Am I flying? Am I on a spaceship?”. ~ 4 Beat Grace

Turning heads with a performance so striking that you might need to take a sip of cold water to cool down, 4 Beat Grace raise our consciousness from the gutter and urge us to look above to see how much potential there is out there. This is a band who have made their mark recently and have set out to keep that momentum supercharged all the way to the top, with astonishing vocals and a style that has you shaking in anticipation.

Voyage‘ from Zurich, Switzerland-based post-punk/alt-rock band 4 Beat Grace, is a shift-shaping experience that will take you into a whole new world about opening your eyes no matter where you are. With loud and proud vocals, a toe-tapping soundtrack to awaken your soul and smartly-penned lyrics that capture your imagination, this is a magnificent single that will get your heart flooding with blood again. It feels like this is a track perfect for a movie intro, as its class is so transcendent and will get you to turn up the volume rather quickly, as you figure out your next destination.

Listen in to this meaningful single on Spotify and see more of their story via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Switzerland-based Hip hop artist Benj spins the truth on excellent visuals for ‘Proove me Wrong’

Sending us a fireball of breathtaking bars that will transmit those old school Hip hop fans into a real buzz of excitement, Benj sounds and looks ready for the limelight that he knows his body of work deserves with his debut video called ‘Proove me Wrong‘.

Benj is a Switzerland-based music producer and Hip hop solo artist who has dealt with those demons and vanquished them with expert aplomb as he looks for world domination.

Delighting those who crave that proper lyrical delivery that is paced to perfection and inspiring for those who need a quick push in the right direction, Benj might be the breakout rapper we have been looking to save us from all the fake rhythms that can suffocate your soul if you believe in the nonsense. He seems naturally driven and isn’t messing around, as the hunger in his sharp eyes enlightens those who look deep enough and find themselves compelled by his outstanding efforts.

Proove me Wrong‘ from the highly motivated Switzerland-based music producer and Hip hop solo artist Benj, is the ultimate anthem for the underdog who believes so intently that blowing up is imminent. With so many people trying to crush on others’ dreams just because they don’t believe in themselves and have an evil tendency that is unexplainable, this is a full-throated effort from someone who just knows that his time is coming. It’s not a question of if, it’s when.

Check out his first music video on YouTube and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Torn Apart: Imelda Gabs knows that she should run away on visuals for ‘Alter Ego’

Showing us into her warrior-like mindset that is utterly torn between two places, Imelda Gabs returns with the music video for her striking new single all about uncovering that exit to leave the burning house behind on ‘Alter Ego‘.

Imelda Gabs is a 23-year-old Belgian/Congolese solo indie-pop artist/pianist/violinist who grew up in peaceful Switzerland.

Bold and unexpected, she manifests her passion and emotions through her music, both on stage and in the studio.” ~ Imelda Gabs

With her unforgettable eyes and inner strength that floats calmly into our consciousness as this intriguing story plays out, Imelda Gabs captures our engagement with a spellbinding effort that shall have your whole soul completely riveted to its essence.

Alter Ego‘ from the Belgian/Congolese solo indie-pop artist Imelda Gabs is that sensational story all about knowing that you should probably leave but your feelings have massive superpowers and are somehow keeping you somewhere you shouldn’t be. Sung with an inside look into the conclusions that can ultimately define you, this is a stunning single and video, that will awaken your deepest soul as you gaze inside to see who you really are.

Ultimately, the decision on who and what to fight for can change everything upside down if you aren’t too careful.

See this thrilling new single on YouTube and see more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Wish I Could Explain: Swiss indie pop survivor Aura Davis courageously breaks away from the past on ‘Unbroken’

After dealing with those inner demons that can break anyone it chooses, Aura Davis has conquered so much after this much-needed hiatus away from creating with her excellent new single on ‘Unbroken‘.

Aura Davis is a reborn-from-the-ashes indie pop singer-songwriter and multi-creative who is based in peaceful Switzerland.

I basically have two personalities”, Aura explains laughing. “On one hand we can all agree on the fact that there is a certain amount of narcissism involved but then again I am a very introverted person when it comes to opening up, like, I may share a lot, but I almost never expect anything in return“. ~ Aura Davis

You feel an inner power which sweeps all over her awaiting body and soul, which has shaken her core and blown away all the treacherous poisoned saliva which threatened to defeat her. This is the message of climbing up from the glue-like quicksand which has taken so many kind souls underneath forever – as you close your eyes and take a deep breath in – and feel truly happy that she broke away and survived those blood-clawing chains of the mind.

She’s darker, stronger, more honest and a lot more herself than ever before.” ~ Aura Davis

Unbroken‘ from the Switzerland-based indie pop singer-songwriter Aura Davis, is that stunning redemption story that we all needed. This is a strong woman who unshackled herself from what was holding her down, as she inspires us all to truly be happy inside where it counts. With hauntingly beautiful vocals and featuring some smartly written lyrics, she is on full form with a highly memorable release which makes your whole body shiver throughout.

Finding that escaping light is possible, if you believe that you can fight through anything that is attempting to destroy you.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more via her exciting IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sound The Alert: Bolt Seminar bring back that excellent underground boom bap dystopian sound on ‘Gargle’

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Taken off their special twelve-track spark of lightning into your sleepy soul that needed this mighty awakening, Bolt Seminar spray the truth all over our healing gums with the electric new single named ‘Gargle‘.

Bolt Seminar are a Dell Wells and John Sarastro combined Brooklyn and Zurich-based boom bap beat inspired duo of the highest quality imaginable. They fuse that wildly thoughtful music into your awaiting ears, which gives you a whole different perspective on the world as you see it currently.

We are your tour guides on this rollercoaster of sound and syllables. Dell Wells (emcee, singer, songwriter) from Brooklyn, NY and John Sarastro (producer, graphic artist) from Zurich, Switzerland. While paying homage to the glory days of hip hop, this international duo has conjured up a sound that can only be described as Dysotopian Dope“. ~ Bolt Seminar

You feel the swirling energy wrap vigorously around you, as you get so lost into this barrage of bars that smack the sense right back into your face, with a rampaging style which is so rare in modern day music that is hidden deeply into the underworld. The prolific storytelling is in mass abundance, the head-nodding ambiance is such a joyful wonder to all ears concerned.

Gargle‘ from the terrific Brooklyn/Zurich duo Bolt Seminar, is a cleverly-penned track that showcases such unbelievably creative rhymes that your favorite rapper wish they had even attempted to write. With a beat that punches a hole into the ceiling, this a track of immense skill which will leave you quite breathless.

This is up there with the best hip-hop tracks from 2021 without a shadow of a doubt – that certainly gives this at-times stale genre – a real wake-up call.

Stream this new single on their Bandcamp and check out the IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen