Exclusive Artist Review: The Harmalators – “Two Great Minds Think Alike” Album

We’ve had The Harmalators duo on our platform before, and they have yet to do disappoint. Since that time, the elite Californi-natives have put together another plethora of colorfully eclectic songs with top notch production value and songwriting technique versatility – some which have landed them in award/charting positions. Comprised of eight amazingly blissful textures and structures that melodically soar throughout the musical landscape, the two brothers in The Harmalators have truly hit it out of the park with their 8-track collective, titled ‘Two Great Minds Think Alike‘, an exercise in innovation, thoroughness, blissfulness and so much more that’ll captivate your musical aura and ambience.

Opening track “Love On Fire” really emphasizes their vocal melody approach, all while keeping that indie feel at the forefront with several facets of different instruments playing their respective roles. Each vocalist really helps enhance the other and you can tell that their togetherness and solidification really puts the melody strength into the writing structure in its entirety. It’s a brilliant intro to the album that will easily entice you to listen to the duration of the record in its entirety.

“Where Would I Be Without You” is a much more simple listen but is undeniably a much more basic structure – and that is held to the highest regard. It’s a shorter song, one that is easily to take in as a classic, and could definitely be heard as an intro to one of those 90s sitcoms (a GOOD one, by the way). Another facet of this track is to find it impossible to get it out of your head. From its title track lyrics, addictive melody structure and just overall charming presence with its well-put-together.

Overall, ‘Two Great Minds Think Alike’ insatiably showcase both brothers’ strongest points in both production and performance value in ways that entice any listener to hear what they’ve put together over the years together and solo-wise as well. They’ve put out a small catalogue of their innovative gems in the past foür😝 its time, but this 8-track collection of highly-produces bliss will definitely turn some heads; especially when an album like this is in the band’s arsenal.

“Two Great Minds Think Alike” have also garnered them some award status. Including…

If this is the first time you’ve heard the first time you’ve heard The Harmalators, then it definitely won’t be the last!


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Exclusive Interview: Fly Guy Freddie

Hip Hop pioneer Fly Guy Freddie has been through many twists and turns in the Rap game. From working intimately with labels, other artists and even performing himself, Fly has worn many hats throughout his extensive career in the Hip Hop realm. And he’s done it with boldness and style, without reservation.

So FGF is no new camper in this musical wilderness, he’s played many crucial roles throughout his career and has a plethora of accomplishments and resumé details that have given him the resources and connections to hit the ground running and keep that pace at a breakneck speed. So we here at Artist Reach got the chance to do an exclusive interview with Fly Guy Freddy in regards to his past, present and the prospect for 2021 and beyond.

Q: Give us some insight into your artist name Fly Guy Freddie, as well as all the skills possessed by you as an artist.

A: As FlyguyFreddie, I have insight on giving my listeners on what’s real and what’s authentic.

Q: As an artist, what are some of your biggest strengths and witnesses when it comes to your artistic merit?

A: For strength…being able to relate to different generations is definitely imperative. Weakness? Not always fitting in with what’s going on, and being different.

Q: You’ve been active in the USA music scene for 15 years now. What particularly got you started? Shine some light on your beginnings.

A: Growing up around clubs, family, being involved in the scene, owning, cooking, and so forth. Doing anything to get my foot in the door.

Q: During the age of 14, it says you were part of a group collective/band called Country Boyz. What was your position with that group and which label brought you guys together as a signed unit?

A: In the Country Boyz, I was a writer. The label.. well they don’t get credit. We’ll just leave it at that.

Q: In 2006, you were eventually signed with Executive Records. Tell us a little about that and what the label expected of you.

A: With Executive Records, I was a writer and collaborated with artist Nocturnal from the West Coast and eventually became a Grammy nominated writer for the multi-platinum artist on “The Return Of The Hustle” album.



Q: By the next year, you made an impressive stint on MTV. How did that come about? Give us the goods.

A: The MTV stint was brought on by my song “Donk-A-Donk” produced by the Bubble Monkeys. 1/3 is my business partner Nwill, and RIP to my other partner Manchu. The track achieved song of the week on MTV.

Q: In 2008, things took a turn where you had to start going your own way, without the major label support. Hence, starting Fresh Ticket Ent. How did you get that off the ground?

A: I tried to get Fresh Ticket Ent off the ground but it did not work. The reason it didn’t work is because I found out you can’t do anything by yourself.

Q: Who have been some of your biggest musical influences throughout the years?

A: Some of my biggest musical influences has been my business partner Nwill. I see and admire his ability of being able to master just about all genres of music.

Q: From 2007-2010, some of your more prominent years of your career manifested pretty diligently. Tell us a little about that.

A: In July 2010, I teamed up with Tree Dogg to create a conglomerate of street promoters and artists. What we did was get everybody promoting everybody in each club no matter if you had any music out or not. In Da Streets Promotions. During that time it was hard to get other artists to work with other artists because everyone was just thinking of themselves. I just wanted everyone to make dope music.

Q: What does the future hold for you now? What’re your plans for 2021 and beyond?

A: For 2021, I’ll be getting on my grind to produce music to a higher standard. As of right now in the meantime, the audience should check out “Momma“, my new release. Produced by Nwill. The track is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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Exclusive Artist Interview: Winchester 7 & the Runners

When it comes to solid rockers like Winchester 7 & the Runners, a truly epic and international projectional form of musical magic would eventually manifest as the centerpiece to bring a brilliant entity together through both talent and dedication. Reminiscent of industry classic heavyweights like The Rolling Stones, The Black Keys and a slew of others with a similar calibre, each member of the band’s personal influences would eventually get each key player to find destiny to cross paths to begin a signature sound that is insatiably unique and versatile. Basically, W7 & the Runners would seek musical refuge, but there’s a long story involved. And today, we get the opportunity to ask them some relevant questions about all things band and member related, and are more than excited to do so. But first, let’s give some insight into the bands origins, in-betweens; past present and future by taking a glance into their respected bio.

When Phil Voorhees (bass) and Jack Kane (drums) decided to pull a runner, they didn’t expect that the one to come after them would be Winchester 7 (vocals, ukulele). None of them imagined that when their paths finally crossed, a few bass notes and halting drum beat would be met with a rocking ukulele reply, vocal harmony, and…music. Together, Winchester 7 & the Runners, have since found that a forgotten world, beyond the dome welcomes their music and films even as their friendship grows. Out of Atlanta, Georgia-based (home to Winchester 7), Sanctuary Studio; though runners, Voorhees now resides in Amsterdam and Kane is itinerant within the United Kingdom; the trio deliver their unique blend of indie garage rock with alternative, classic, and surf influences.


How many years have you guys been active?

Well, despite purposeful appearances “we” are a one-man band and have been active since about 2017.

Where are you guys currently based out of? And how is the scene out there?

Atlanta, GA though our bio includes bassist, Phil Voorhees being out of Amsterdam and drummer, Jack Kane, being itinerant to the United Kingdom. Overall, things are quarant-errific, though I’m hopeful for things to become more typically active in 2021.

How’d you guys come up with your band name?

Well, I’m Winchester 7 and the story goes that Phil and Jack were pulling a runner; but, when I caught up with them, we decided to form a band instead of returning to our dome.

You guys have a vast array of versatility, what are some of your guys personal musical influences?

Thank you! I’d say we’re heavily Beatles influenced, Paul McCartney, particularly. But, we most certainly draw upon other classic rock, post-punk, Brit pop, and alternative rock.

•What’s one of the best and worst shows you’ve played since your formation?

Well, due to apparent reasons we have moreseo focused on recording and music video production, to date. As such, most of our gigs are rather intimate affairs and have only suffered a few embarrassingly stray notes.

What genre(s) would you consider your band? Shed a little light on that.

We call it “Indie ukulele rock”. It’s certainly rock, but we like to remind you of the ukulele as you’re unlikely to otherwise notice it by listening alone.

How many releases have you guys put out this far? And what do you have set for the future?

Argos Holiday is our third EP release. After a short holiday break, we expect to head straight back into the studio to begin work on our follow-up.

What would you consider your best release so far?

Well, it’s hard to pick favorites, but I’m rather proud of Dirty Laundry off our latest EP, Argos Holiday.

What message do you have for your fans? What should inspire them to listen to your tunes?

Stay safe, enjoy a happy holidays; and let’s all hope for a still happier, healthier new year.

Regarding our tunes, if our usual seven tracks of Argos Holiday aren’t enough, I hope that its bonus tracks including a cover of David Bowie’s Modern Love and the Stuart Epps (George Harrison, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Oasis) mix of our Alfred Hitchcock inspired song, The Saint Simon Killer, will.

What can we expect from you guys in 2021?

Hopefully, our next EP and continued releases of original, companion music videos for each track including previews of the later release.


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