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Blowing My Own Trumpet takes us around the world with ‘She’s a Black Snake in My Grass’.

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Blowing My Own Trumpet is the latest project by South African Trumpeter Claude Lamon. His culturally cultivated sound is best enjoyed through his latest single, She’s a Black Snake in My Grass, featuring his daughter Josephine Lamon, which comprises elements of folk, rock, and African rhythms.

The vibrantly rich soundscape uses jazzy piano motifs around brass and the male and female layered vocals that pull together to celebrate their love for the land and the heritage that made their ground-breaking roots-based sound possible.

She’s a Black Snake in My Grass is now available to stream via SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Blowing My Own Trumpet bring the sounds of Africa with ‘Umsindo’.

South African-hailing newcomers Blowing My Own Trumpet keep it in the family with their band formation; with their sound, they explore folk and Latino through tribal African rhythms. You’ll feel a rise in the temperature as soon as you hear the first few sun-bleached notes in the wholesomely eclectic track that will happily act as a guide to warmer climates for anyone who needs an escape from the cold chill of the UK winter.

Umsindo was the first track released from the band’s debut album of the same title. Umsindo, the single, is now available to stream via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Those Late Nights: Blowing My Own Trumpet bring us a welcome cross-genre new single about her ‘Spanish Eyes’

Taken off the debut album called ‘Umsindo‘, Blowing My Own Trumpet heal our innocence with the Latino/folk-flavored new single about her ‘Spanish Eyes‘.

Blowing My Own Trumpet is a terrific family band featuring the works of South African Trumpeter Claude Lamon. With so much variety and and a loving sound, they make music to entertain and to help us think of fun moments that inspire us again.

This is the story of her striking eyes that distracts the room, as her long flowing dress has everyone watching her each move. The night is dark with the drinks flowing and the chatter is on full volume, with the crowd enjoying their evening to the maximum.

The cheerful soundscape is so tremendous and you can feel the close bond between them, as the flowing energies transfix into your mind and make you smile again. This is a song that is a refreshing distraction from current times, with an immense variety of instruments and features a sweetly-voiced singer, who puts your mood into a better one instantly.

Spanish Eyes‘ from the quality family act Blowing My Own Trumpet, is a world song that puts you into a good place, as you are placed into a happy trance of cross-cultured sounds that reminds you that happy and joyful times, are just around the corner.

Stream this new track on YouTube and see more on FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The last ten months: Katja von Bauske encourages us to stay strong while starting again on ‘Close My Eyes’

Whilst walking around seeing the wild world for herself, Katja von Bauske brings us an inspirational message about thinking for ourselves on the cinematic new single ‘Close My Eyes‘.

Katja von Bauske is a mesmerizing World folk/pop artist from Hamburg, Germany. She brings us a poignant global four minute track of so much realness born from the last ten months of a crazy roller coaster ride, that has been upside down from normal reality.

This is the story about how the world is in a mess right now, small businesses are struggling and we need this pandemic to end sooner rather than later. Through her footsteps and seeing this for herself, you get the picture about the misinformation, sadness and how small businesses really suffer the most from all of this, while science gets disregarded.

Close My Eyes‘ from the superlative talent of Katja von Bauske, is an ear-bending track that makes you think deeply and opens your eyes further inside. She reflects the current world through her ten month journey, which is scary and courageous at the same time.

During these extremely stressful times, we all have to be stronger and open minded, reading and learning to make our own minds up. Life has changed forever but through self-awareness, you can ride above the tide and keep your head above water.

Watch this magnificent artist here on YouTube and support her journey here on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

ReHumanise has released their arcanely eclectic single ‘The Sacred Realm of Sokar’

Embark on a tribally psychotropic journey with the latest release, ‘The Realm of Sokar’, from Irish producer and composer ReHumanise (Damian Brady).

With Eastern and West African rhythms, shamanic influence and the beguiling sitar chimes sitting alongside synths, this cultural smorgasbord transcends what Western music alone could in terms of rhythmic transfixion.

The soul-inspired grooves and hypnotically mellifluous progressions of the Folk single are instantaneously accessible through the infusion of Indie and Rock which will simultaneously remind you of Beck, Hozier and the Stone Roses, but rest assured, The Realm of Sokar is far too arcane to offer even a hint of assimilation.

If you don’t really consider yourself a spiritual person, you may feel otherwise inclined once this stunning release eased to a quiescent close.

The Sacred Realm of Sokar is available to stream on all major platforms via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Blowing My Own Trumpet – Calling Me Home: Sun-Soaked Alt Folk

Alt Folk artist Blowing My Own Trumpet may just possess the most ingenious moniker we’ve ever heard. It cheekily alludes to the artist’s playfully expressive nature which also resonates within their rhythmic feat of folk “Calling Me Home” which breaks the monocultural mould by allowing African culture to effervesce within the organically high-vibe single.

Even if Calling Me Home doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, I can guarantee that your soul will feel infinitely lighter once the sun-soaked soundscape has faded to a close. If your escapism playlists are in need of an update, you’ve struck gold with the image-laden track.

You can check out Calling Me Home for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

David Adonis – Safe Distance: A Guide to Dating in the Digital Age

David Adonis allowed the airwaves to keep up with the digital evolution of romanticism with their latest single “Safe Distance”.

Safe Distance breaks the monocultural mould with rhythmically seductive melodies cooked up through an infusion of RnB, Pop and Afro Beats. But much more importantly, David Adonis served an all-important reminder through the resonant lyrics that love and romanticism are still persevere-able.

In a few years from now, tracks like Safe Distance will serve as a memento from the time we globally, simultaneously experienced love displaying resilience against the hate and chaos 2020 thew at us.

We may have a more limited way of connecting, but you can almost feel the fizz of passion between two people locked in amorous fixation when listening to the smooth grooves in David Adonis’ soulfully seductive Afro Beat single.

You can check out Safe Distance for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Nigerian singer Pizzypresh shows his love with R&B single ‘’Baby Okwu’’

‘Pizzypresh’ is an African R&B singer from Nigeria that loves to sing but mainly focuses on the Afrobeat genre. He seems like a passionate guy who loves to be creative and perform his brand of music. 

‘’Baby Okwu’’ is a clear love song and Pizzy sure puts his heart or soul into this one. He has been in the music game since 2014 but has taken his time to gather his music together and then release it when ready.

With this type of R&B, I feel like this artist will be huge back home and in the US. He has a good voice and with some fine-tuning and more experience, he will go places. It would be great if Usher or Akon picked him up and developed this talent. 

‘’Pizzypresh’’ is a musician on the rise and we will see how he gets on with the rest of the year and if he can get that one huge breakout song.

Hear more from Nigeria’s Prizzy here on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Zimbabwean R&B Rapper Kutsan flows his way into the game with 2nd single ‘’Like Me’’ ft Oviey & Dtae

‘’Like Me’’ is the follow up to Kutsan’s debut track ‘’Parking Lot’. This song shows growing maturity from the African born Rapper who is now enjoying life in the USA. The perfect setting for an Emcee, let’s hope that he can inspire his friends and fans back home to really push themselves and make something of their lives.

This is a catchy song, although it does sound a bit generic and he will need to make music that breaks boundaries in order to truly stand out. In a packed genre, that is the only want to truly make it big. That is ultimately where he wants to go.

For a new artist however, this is a decent outing and he does show potential. The song is meant to be a casual love track and has hit the mark in that respect. 

Stream this quality track on your chosen streaming service.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Norwegian Alt Electronica Ben Alexander has released their celestially compelling single “Seek”

There was no forgetting Ben Alexander’s absorbing approach to production after hearing their artfully ambient electronica single Daybreak. Naturally, upon the release of their latest single Seek we were all too eager to delve into their experimentally bold, indulgently cathartic ingenuity once more.

This time, Ben Alexander used ethereally choral vocals which gave Seek a gospel feel, but even the impious will be able to appreciate this celestially stylistic single. There are also nuances of Indie weaved into the mix which amplify the accessibility and makes Seek all too easy to sink into.

It may be early days for the Norwegian artist, composer, and producer. Yet, their ability to orchestrate soundscapes which are simultaneously haunting and soulfully resolving indicates that Ben Alexander won’t be up and coming for too much longer. For your sanity’s sake, get them on your radar.

You can listen to Seek for yourselves via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast