Exclusive Review: KCG – “I Hustle To Eat” & “Pimp Coupe” Singles

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

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Emerging from the soundscapes of Chicago, Veteran/Rapper KCG began hitting the ground running in the music realm several years ago and since then has become a vital voice in the Hip Hop community. Known for his clever lyrical outbursts, smooth flow and dynamic word play, KCG has garnered an insatiable following and growing fan base, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Two of KCG‘s singles are big standouts in his discography, and have become big independent street buzzers and crucial for independent heat seekers. His first hit single “I Hustle To Eat” is a straight up banger with all the right ingredients in place. From a hard hitting beat, rhythmic tones and a tightly controlled fast flow that showcases KCG‘s multifaceted skill set, this track is anything but a disappointment – it’s on a whole other level. From clever punchlines and a very strong vocal projection, these facets are exactly what is needed to make a Hip Hop track a solid standout in its own right. “I Hustle To Eat” is the perfect track to really hear the many angles of talent that KCG possesses.

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KCG‘s subsequent single “Pimp Coupe” is a more ambient track with great melody choices and a catchy hook that really puts a signature touch to the song. Toned down from the previous track, this sing-songy single has an anthemic and stylized beat with versatile hooks and bars that deliver up a solid mix of old school Hip Hop and today’s more swagger R&B sensibility. It’s a completely different song, but you can still tell it’s coming from the same artist. The verses are atmospheric, the chorus is dangerously catchy and the overall tone of the song is consistent, clever and has all the traits of a chart-topper.

Both of these singles are anthems and really showcase KCG‘s artistic merit. He’s the type of artist that will give you a strong first impression and make you a fan for life once you start exploring his discography. If you’re looking for true street heat coming out of the metropolitan Chicago area, then KCG is your draft pick. You’ll absolutely love both of these prominent singles. You can currently find them on YouTube, Spotify and several other digital mainstream music platforms. Don’t sleep on this artist!


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Exclusive Review: Freddie Bourne – “The Troubled Boy At The Bonfire Disco” EP

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

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When it comes to versatility, next level production value and attentiveness to detail, Freddie Bourne‘s EP “The Troubled Boy At The Bonfire Disco” really raises the bar and brings a huge, wholesome sound to the table. It’s his fifth studio release and features four larger than life tracks that explore many facets of Freddie‘s talent, and is the farthest thing from a disappointment.

Self proclaimed as “Conscious House-Pop”, Freddie‘s EP, produced by Stephen Horning of Dirty Dogg Productions, gives great nostalgic callbacks to the 90s and early-2000s era with his electronically infused Pop/Indie Rock sensibilities topped with House Music textures and exceptional song structures. Starting off with the opener “I Hope You Don’t Forgive Me”, we get a great acoustically-led guitar progression that builds up to something much more climactic and anthemic as the song plays on. Freddie‘s mid-to-high range vocals are strong, effective and presents this song’s chorus with absolute conviction. The Pop razor edge really works here and could easily be heard as a chart topper among many other artists of a similar caliber. The standout of this EP is definitely “Jeni”, a song with beautiful electronic and guitar textures, solid rhythmic structure and story-telling lyrics that really bring Freddie‘s songwriting ability to the forefront. This song is very busy, but not convoluted in the least; everything fits in its proper place. The 3-4 part harmonies in this chorus are very notable and big, and really encapsulates Freddie‘s precision as a vocalist. This track also has that classic 90s Alt/Rock feel reminiscent to REM, Goo Goo Dolls and Coldplay.

“Pale Blue Sky” (feat. E. King) and “Spacedust” (also co-written by producer Stephen Horning) are very ambient songs with innovative synth additives and bassy layers that drive both tracks into multifaceted territories. Freddie‘s vocals continue to shine and really showcase his ability to choose his vocal melodies wisely. His strength and projection really gives his vocal textures a wide array of techniques for both songs and really solidifies this EP’s signature sound. All four tracks of this record are diversely different, but you can still tell it’s coming from the same artist. Each song is carefully crafted, handled with absolute care and really paves the way for other artists that hone similar styles. “The Troubled Boy…” is a must-listen by all accounts and you will definitely be enticed to dig further into Freddie Bourne‘s career and discography. You can currently grab a copy of this EP on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll be more than glad that you did.


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Exclusive Review: Dama – “Deep Thought” Album/LP

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Dama’s New Album

Crafting a signature Hip Hop sound comprised of rhythmic textures, layers, moods and raw emotions that can fit into one musical aura is something to behold when it comes to Denver-based recording artist Dama, who has been building an insatiable street buzz with everything he adds to his discography. Now, with the release of the aptly titled “Deep Thought”, we take a deep dive into Dama‘s many angles of artistic merit and explore several facets of his talent through this 19-track LP.

From start to finish, “Deep Thought” is a journey through the realm of musical vision. The moods that navigate us through each track are subtle, versatile and sometimes even ominous. There’s a great sense of anticipation when it comes to some of the structural buildups, however leads us to a path of comfort and redemption both musically and spiritually. The production value focuses strongly on layers and setting the tone for what’s to come; making sure every vibe and detailed measure is something that can easily resonate with every listener. The album has a vast array of audio imagery and visionary techniques that get you to see (and hear) through the perspective of the artist, which is a major standout for Dama where we get a glimpse into his artistic approach. Each song is anthemic, effective and completely lives up to the album name.

This exercise of ambience and atmosphere is far beyond the ordinary visionary concept. It’s calculatedly diligent, brilliant in its production and intelligent in its musical execution. “Deep Thought” will definitely take you on a musically spiritual adventure you’ll never forget. You can currently find the album on Spotify and several other digital music streaming platforms. You won’t regret grabbing a copy.


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Exclusive Review: David Punch – “In This Together” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of David Punch’s New Single

With the COVID19 pandemic coming closer to an end, we are discovering that lots of artists during the lockdown period spent their time writing and reflecting on how the virus was impacting the world. One of them is Ireland-based artist David Punch, a young and eclectic musician that began hitting the ground running six years ago when he first manifested. His optimistic and uplifting single “In This Together” is an anthemic song that reminds us that we aren’t alone in this pandemic, and that we will be stronger and wiser once things return to normal.

His catchy indie Rock and acoustically-infused style is fun, upbeat and catches your attention from the onset. David‘s mid-range vocal approach is effective and presents melody choices that give you an instant indication that he knows how to structure a song very diligently. When it comes to his lyrics, just about anyone can resonate with them. His punchlines (no pun intended) are crucial, clever and really gets his story across with a realistic outlook. The chorus in this song is delivered very strongly and will have you singing it by the second time it comes around. It’s a powerful song with insatiable artistic merit and explores several angles of David Punch‘s abilities as a musician.

This song also has unwavering staying power – the ability to stay with you even after it’s over. Its realism and self awareness is inspiring and will easily capture hearts and minds with every listener. You can find David Punch‘s single on YouTube and several other digital platforms. This song is recommended to anyone wanting to hear a refreshing outlook on COVID19, and to any indie Rock fan that loves to discover new eclectic talent. This is a very important song for 2020.


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Exclusive Review: David Vaters – “When I Met You” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of David Vaters’ New Single

With a great vocal range and well structured melodies, Country-Rock recording artist David Vaters brings on a journey of anthemic soul and substance with his newest single “When I Met You”.

Garnering success and highly acclaimed recognition from previous hits like “Red Sea” and “Forgive” (which currently has a quarter million views on YouTube), David Vaters is no stranger to the industry and has amassed an insatiable buzz and extensive fan base since he began hitting the ground running in the music realm many years ago. His distinctive Country sound with versatile Rock elements has captured the hearts of thousands and continues to stay on his winning streak throughout 2020 and beyond. His newest single “When I Met You”, featured from his upcoming album ‘A Voice In The Wilderness Vol. 3″, is a masterfully crafted track with multifaceted musicianship factors and production value that effectively showcases Vaters‘ songwriting and performance abilities with his wholesome signature sound and heartfelt lyrics. With great blends of acoustic and electric guitar progressions combined with finely tuned vocal melodies and harmonies, the precision on this song is unwaveringly tight knit along with the raw catchiness.

Vaters‘ mid-range vocals have great projection and makes this song’s chorus into an anthem-quality, surpassing expectations of just the same old standard chorus. His vocals stand out in many crucial areas that really delve deep into David‘s artistic merit and lyrical arrangements. The melody-driven guitar parts accompanied by a solid rhythm section really ties the song together and showcases each instrumental role. The slide guitar solo at the end is a beautiful touch and adds textures throughout the song that makes it not only effective, but charming as well. It’s the perfect blend of yesterday’s and today’s more notable Country-Rock that we’ve all come to know and love over many decades, and this is the type of song (and artist) that will keep paving the way to keep Country music alive and kicking.

No matter what, “When I Met You” is a track that just about any Country fan will appreciate. You can find the song on YouTube and several digital music streaming platforms. You can also find more info on David Vaters‘ official website which is listed below.


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