Exclusive Artist Review: The Relics – “Addicted” Single

When it comes to catchy riffs and full-throttle Rock elements that perfectly implement stylizations from both yesterday and today’s Rock eras, Atlanta-based rockers The Relics‘ newest single “Addicted” absolutely delivers the goods.

Known for their anthemic riffs, punchy rhythm section and solid vocal hooks, “Addicted” is The Relics‘ newest effort that is definitely appropriately titled. From the second this track starts, it goes all in from start to finish completely uninterrupted. Their authentic sound is apparent immediately and fits in perfectly with just about any era of Rock you desire. It has elements of Classic Rock, 80s hair band Rock, 90s grunge and today’s more versatile Rock sound. But the best thing is definitely the top notch songwriting and performance value. There’s no over-production theatrics whatsoever and reinforces the plug-in-and-play formula that made Rock what it is today. The vocals have an impressive mid-to-high range that follows a formulaic melody that really drives this tune. The lyrics are clever, the catchiness is unwavering and the band is unapologetically authentic. You just can’t go wrong with this song.

The Relics have been hitting the ground running since their inception into the market and “Addicted” is definitely going to take the band to new heights. If you haven’t heard them yet, then this track will give you an instant fan status. One of the most notable parts of the song is the staying power — the power to stay with you even after it’s over and will leave an everlasting impression on you. It’ll also entice you to look into The Relics‘ discography. Past, present and future. “Addicted” releases on March 12th and can be pre-saved at the link below. You’ll be more than glad you did.


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Exclusive Artist Review: Alaskan Rhino – “Concentrate (Extended Mix)” Single

Artists can be dime a dozen, but there is only one Alaskan Rhino.

When it comes to atmospheric progressions, dynamic melodies and a distinct EDM flavor that soothes the eardrums, Las Vegas-based artist Alaskan Rhino‘s “Concentrate (Extended Mix)” is a draft pick of its calibre. Comprised of a multifaceted and multi-dimensional mix down and versatile production value, this single covers several angles of Alaskan Rhino’s artistic merit. His signature sound delves into the musical realm that captivates the mind and anchors the spirit. Moving through dreamlike sequences and rhythmic measures throughout this track’s duration, you can clearly grasp onto the uniqueness that this artist brings to the forefront. It’s ambient, anthemic and far above your contemporary EDM track and showcases AR’s skill sets in all the right places. It’s a feel-good song but goes far beyond simple expectations. It diligently mixes the realms of intricacy and safety measures, delivering a song that is brilliantly effective in its melody-driven sound but still offers up levels of detail that is attentive and well put together.

If this is your first time hearing Alaskan Rhino, you’ll be thoroughly surprised, intrigued and altogether thrusted into a whirlwind romance with your first listen. It’s a song that sustains strong staying power, the power to stay with you even long after the song is over, and is repeat-listen worthy in every way. It’s a track that’ll entice you to do a deep dive into AR‘s discography – past, present and future. While it may seem like EDM artists are dime a dozen, this artist has the true ability to stand out among the rest and leave everlasting impressions among the masses of today’s indie spectrum. If you yearn for perfect parallels between both production and performance value, then “Concentrate (Extended Mix)” will be one of your new favorites. The track is currently available on Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud and several other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad you gave it a listen (or three).


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Exclusive Artist Review: Chad Rubin – “Body Language” Single

If there’s one thing we know about Chad Rubin, it’s that his music gets better every time he releases new material. And he absolutely hits it out of the park with his newest banger “Body Language”, slated to be on his upcoming 2021 album release.

With an atmospheric piano intro, this rhythmic Pop/Dance track with R&B elements captivates the musical portions of our brains from the second it starts. Utilizing the song title with a concept that gets cleverly descriptive with how we move on the dance floor, “Body Language” is bound to get you moving even if you lack the swagger. The smooth bass lines, distinct progressions and versatile melodies on this track give Chad Rubin all the room he needs to showcase his insatiable vocal talents in all the right places on this song, and his attention to detail is more apparent than ever. Which brings me to production value – the mix down on this track is perfectly executed and brings out every angle of Rubin’s artistic merit. While most songs that fall into this genre can sometimes lack uniqueness, this banger holds nothing back and delivers a flavorful, wholesome signature sound. The use of instrumentation parallels the top notch production value and keeps your attention fixed from start to finish. You just can’t go wrong with this one.

Chad Rubin has been going strong since his inception into the market and has hit the ground running since his first release. He continues to climb the industry with a solid foundation of growing fans, supporters and connections. You can tell his raw passion went into this single and will undoubtedly get you pumped for his album release this year. He currently splits his time between Scottsdale in Arizona and California’s elite Huntington Beach scene. He will be resuming his live show schedule in the next month or so and will also be releasing an official music video for this new single around the same time. In the meantime, you can listen to “Body Language” on the Spotify link below. Be sure to follow him on social media as well to keep up with his show schedule and subsequent releases. You’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more of him as 2021 progresses – expect big things for this artist and from this artist.


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