Exclusive Artist Review: STB The Don – “Project Home” Mixtape

Rising 22-year-old recording artist STB The Don has been hitting the ground running since his inception into the Hip Hop world. His distinctive, hypnotic signature sound is a very visceral listening experience and is made apparent now more than ever in his newest effort ‘Project Home’, an anthemic 10-track mixtape with many crucial defining factors that delve deep into the artist’s artistic merit.

This record is anything but ordinary. Opening tracks “Sobriety Check”and “Hooligan” are very ambient and versatile, capturing a futuristic aura with old school elements accompanied by impressively stylistic bars and a smooth flow. These two tracks in particular really showcase STB’s craft in a way that is effective as well as objective, and really shines a light on his multifaceted approach. The clever lyrical outbursts are diligently put-together, giving each track their own narrative and structure to give a great sense of ability, balance and composure. Another notable track is “Don’t Understand”, which garners a heavy presence of crucial 90s influences emanating from the beat structure, offering up an element of nostalgia not often heard in today’s Hip Hop realm. It’s a refreshing track with a well-written hook, serving up a tasteful melody that parallels brilliantly with the song’s witty bar execution. This one showcases STB at a different angle but supplies the consistency and effectiveness of the previous tracks, giving the listener a taste of versatility as the record plays out. There’s impressive twists and turns on several tracks and you’ll get several doses of many crucial artist elements throughout the mixtape’s duration.

If this is your first time hearing STB The Don, then you’re in for quite a treat. ‘Project Home’ will absolutely cement every listener into fan status, if they aren’t one already that is. The record officially drops on July 9th and will be available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Jeremiah Davincii – “The Patricia Hills Son” LP

If there’s one thing Jeremiah Davincii has proven – it’s that he’s no ordinary rapper. Because today’s mainstream market largely doesn’t touch in any rawness or realness, but JD definitely does and his latest full length ‘The Patricia Hills Son LP’ is further definitive proof of that.

This record has several pivotal moments, clever lyrical outbursts and gemstone tracks from beginning to end on this double album. Jeremiah’s style is gritty, real, surreal and truly versatile in its delivery and really captures the essence of realness in just about every track, but also successfully delves into separate themes as each bar plays out. His track “Forever” is a song about his grandmother that shares the same emotional resemblance to Tupac’s ‘Dear Mama”. It’s vulgar-free, heartfelt, wholesome and truly visceral in its atmosphere. The beat structure and multi layers accompany the emotions of this song very diligently, capturing the essence of the theme of a loved one’s affection in a way that is relatable and real. It’s a true gem for anyone looking to get heart as the song’s true centerpiece. Another milestone on this record is “Ballad For The Fallen”. Another visceral track with a brilliant 90s beat that has an anthemic vibe accompanying it. This one delves into Jeremiah’s appreciation for his influences and really encompasses a crafty beat that is rhythmic and cohesive. Capturing the same level of emotion as the previous track, this song really explores other angles of his artistic merit, but still diligently carries his consistency in a way that is effective and well thought out. The coherent bars have a very versatile flow and you can truly hear his multifaceted approach on this song from start to finish.

One more notable track on this LP is “Let Us Pray”, a powerful song about having God on your side. An anthem about having a higher power have your back through the prospects of the good and bad. This one is a banger and really ups the energy in terms of content and coherence. Jeremiah delivers very soulful bars on this song and truly brings the eyes of adversity to the surface full circle – deeply diving into themes that capture the value of life, confidence and just knowing that you can get anywhere and do anything with God having your back. This epic number is another song with excellent flow that is viscerally appealing and insatiably crafty. This track is definitely a gem on this record and can even hold its place as a stand alone single.

These songs are next level with emotions running full speed, but still subtle enough to listen in with vital perspective. Jeremiah Davincii shines bright on this record and will undoubtedly draw in many new ears with the wholesomeness that emanates from start to finish. It’s available now on several digital platforms and is one for the books for JD’s career.


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Exclusive Artist Interview: Ashly Thorn

Salt Lake City’s Ashly Thorn, current vocalist of Godlust and ASHESANDGOLDUST as well as the DJ alter ego of DJ SIN VIRTUE, has been highly active in the musical world since 2011 and began hitting the ground running rather quickly. The rising artist put out the debut release “Malicedusa” in 2013 and started to build an insatiable buzz throughout the music market and SLC scene, gigging in the area at several venues and getting involved with bands in the process while creating many crucial industry connections. Influenced by a vast array of artist heavyweights ranging from Yngwie Malmsteen, Tori Amos, Depeche Mode, Type-O-Negative, Hank Williams, Run DMC and a slew of others, Ashly Thorn successfully put together a highly versatile and multifaceted signature style that is distinctive, bold, and shines throughout the artist’s many releases, including his most recent single “After The Garden”, which debuted this year in 2021.

After years of solidifying an undeniable presence with a handful of solid releases and several years of touring, we got a chance to sit down with Ashly Thorn for an exclusive interview detailing the past, present and what the future holds.


How long have you been active under your current artist name?

Currently I have been working under Godlust since 2018. Only recently have I decided to use my official name Ashly Thorn.

What music scene/city do you currently represent?

Currently representing Salt Lake City, Utah.

The pandemic has really thrown a wrench into the live music experience and for artists altogether. How has it affected you and your career?

It’s put a good couple of years between touring and performances, yet as an artist I find ways to express myself. My career seems to be nudging forward one baby step at a time.

What are some of your music influences?

I’m a huge 80’s and 90’s fan! David Bowie comes to mind when channeling that care free persona. All artists all genres! Music are the unheard words of everyone. We listen to songs that speak to us and we write songs that say what we normally cannot say.

•What kind of concepts do you tend to write about as an artist? Shine some light on that.

I write about romance. I write about death. I like to project the light at the end of the tunnel through all of my music. Nothing really ends but continues. We as humans shape the timeline and the progress of the outcome.

When is your next release coming out?

I just released a song “After The Garden.” That can be heard on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.

What’s in store for you in 2021? Give us the goods.

A more positive me.


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Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/ashly-thorn/1520747149

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/godlust/1312768136

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/dj-sin-virtue/1529506876

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/ashesandgoldust/660465879

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ASHESANDGOLDUSTv

SpotifyL https://open.spotify.com/artist/0kZxuJVDZqQJURGPrCVcb2?si=F78moxV1RDiJ45dOA3mApw&nd=1

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7knnP82mt4FUBQpu1cZl5u

https://open.spotify.com/search/dj%20sin%20virtue

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Dl2OL4E0MVWKjEePdj7AM

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