Coming out the gate from the Tampa Bay, Florida music scene, rising Hip Hop artist Wayz has been creating a respective buzz in his regional area. He’s been a vital voice in the Hip Hop community that is set out to make a difference, and legitimately proves this with his newest Rock-inspired single “On God”.
This track, accompanied by a cinematic official music video, is a beyond solid banger that is comprised with a slamming rhythm section, clever beat structures, authentic lyrical punchlines and a heavy chorus that cranks up the energy like no other Hip Hop song. Wayz‘ flow is not only smooth and crisp throughout the song’s mix, but is also executed in a way that effectively showcases his craft in many angles. His rhyming techniques are genuine and real, and possesses a unique story-telling method that gets you to resonate with his message. He’s an accessible artist as well, a rapper that isn’t afraid to bring fresh elements to the table to enhance a genre that can tend to succumb to repetitiveness. But Wayz doesn’t have time for half-hearted songwriting – Wayz is truly touching on an innovative sound that has inventive musicianship and artistic value; components that truly make him a one-of-a-kind artist and standout among his respective genre.
“On God” is also a song that’s part of an unreleased documentary which showcases shots of meaningful places that are in Wayz‘ hometown area. The music video also touches on this idea and boasts a very well executed and diligently shot production. It’s something you’d have to see (and here) to believe. The track is available now exclusively on YouTube. You’ll be more than glad you checked this one out.
Cover Art for The Sullivan Sees newest single “Strange Times”
Hailing from the landscapes of London, The Sullivan Sees, led by songwriter/musician Mick Cooper, gives us a glimpse and snapshot of lockdown that pays tribute to the every day saviors with the new single “Strange Times”. An eclectic and collaborative song that showcases both the artistic merit of musicianship, and the distinctive message that parallels with it.
Alongside Cooper, at the helm of lead vocals, he is joined by a robust cast of feature artists at the top of their game on this track that includes Dan Harriss on piano, Mattias on guitar, Josue on trumpet, Jason Meekins on drums, rapper Mic, and a debut performance by Ann on backup vocals. The chemistry between these musicians is not just noticeable, but crucial as well, as you can hear a showcasing of each member’s craft throughout the song’s duration. With Cooper’s hauntingly mysterious low-to-mid ranged lead vocals, this song encapsulates an effectively ambient story telling technique that gets your attention from the beginning. The song itself has a clean mix between a lighter 90s-influenced indie rock sensibility with hints of jazz and a versatile vibe that touches on several other genre textures and moods. Cooper presents the song with subtlety and his passion is definitely apparent with both his performance and content.
Feature artist Ann’s vocal appearance is quite a treat. Her impressively high range with tour de force harmonies really adds a flavor twist to this track that really enhances the overall execution of the performance value, which compliments Cooper’s vocals diligently. And rapper Mic delivers some bars and hooks during the song’s bridge and breakdown that really adds to this track’s versatility. He’s unexpected, but certainly not out of place. Meanwhile the guitar work towards this part of the song has a true visceral feel with structured melodic swells, bluesy riffage and overall precision that really solidifies Mattias’s craft on this track that lends more elements to this song’s eclectic tone that makes it a standout of its kind.
“Strange Times” is also a great contribution effort, where all revenues from this song are going to NHS charities. The song is available now on Apple Music, ITunes, Spotify, and other digital music streaming platforms. You’ll definitely be adding this one to your playlist.
If you yearn for the good old days when artists wrote R&B the way it was meant to be, then Jason Biyo is your draft pick, and for very good reasons.
Coming out the gate with the highly anticipated debut single “Numb” from his upcoming album ‘N.U.M.B.’, Jason brings forth a signature sound that gives great callbacks to 90s/early 2000s R&B and Pop sensibilities with a tasteful blend of today’s more modern era all wrapped up into one tightly knit package for die hard fans of the genre. With innovative use of his mid to high vocal range, Jason brings strength to this track with excellent melody choices and backup harmonies that encompass an essence similar to industry heavyweights like Usher and Ne-Yo.
As the title says, “Numb” tells a story about those who say they’ll be there for you, but always end up letting you down in the end no matter how much effort you put in. It’s a song that can easily resonate with you as a listener, and although the concept is fairly known, Jason sings it in a way where his vocal delivery makes the song more about how he delivers the message, not necessarily the message itself. He’s an effective, accessible artist that will be loved among all R&B fans both old and new, and brings a fresh dynamic to the genre that will undoubtedly make him standout. The production value on this song is also a treat, keeping the musicianship factors fresh, inventive, and traditional all at the same time.
“Numb” is available now on all mainstream digital music platforms. His 7-track EP/Album drops on June 5th, and will also be available on the same platforms. You’ll be more than glad we recommended Jason Biyo, you’ll be seeing (and hearing) his name much more this year.
Still shot from Chuckola’s Official Music Video for “How Do I Begin”
Earlier in the week, our platform debuted an exclusive review of recording artist/producer Chuckola‘s powerful and anthemic single “How Do I Begin”, a song about the worldwide impact of the Coronavirus. Due to the positive reception and highly viewed response we received for the article, we are now back with a follow-up review of his official music video for the hit single, and it’s a cinematic rollercoaster that you have to see to believe.
Featuring several outdoor/scenic shots of different people and places from around the world, this video is an emotional perspective and expression of Chuckola‘s vision of the song. With beautiful cinematography and a cast of different people reflecting on the COVID19 pandemic, this vision shows that the virus can affect anyone at anytime, and that life is sacred. Chuckola, who himself lost a family member due to the virus, really hits home with this song’s imagery. It parallels perfectly with the ambient tone of the song along with his intellectually emotional lyrics and powerful message that can get you to easily resonate with Chuckola‘s perspective and artistic merit.
“How Do I Begin” is great as a standalone one, but the official music video really brings the power of this single to the forefront and provides a visual context that truly heightens the song’s impact. It’s a video you can connect with and appreciate both for its next-level production value and its visual message. It has endless re-watchability and you’ll find yourself coming back to this video time and time again.
The video (and song) is currently available on YouTube and has amassed almost 8,000 views so far. You’ll be more than glad we recommended this one to you. It’s a real journey and deserves the attention from the world. Be sure to listen, watch, share, and take care of yourself and loved ones as this pandemic continues to affect the world.
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Hailing from the landscapes of the Netherlands, Techno/Dance recording artist Maria Jacinta began hitting the ground running in the early 2000s with her electronically-infused, distinctive sound. Since then, she has garnered an insatiable buzz throughout the music world with many solid releases, industry exposure and word of mouth. And she continues her winning streak with her latest single “Human”.
This song’s Techno and Dance combination is very atmospheric and upbeat, mixing in textures of Pop elements as well which gives her the outlet to really shine in the infectiously catchy chorus. Her exotic mid-to-high range vocals are encompassed perfectly in this song and feels like she was meant to be a vocalist for this specific genre; her lyricism is projected smoothly, her vocal melody choices are wholesome and on point, and the overall production value makes “Human” a completely visceral listening experience from beginning to end.
Maria‘s vocals really carry the torch on this track, but there’s also brilliant key progressions and structure as well, and even includes an incredible EDM-oriented synth solo towards the end of the song. But overall, one of the biggest things this track has going for it is its ability to have staying power – where the song stays with you even long after it’s over, and can still be appreciated wholesomely even years later where you find yourself coming back to this track time and time again. “Human” is currently available online and several digital music streaming platforms. You’ll thank us later for recommending it.
Fun, vibrant, and unique are a few good ways to describe Miami-based recording artist Darshae Kiér, but most of all, he is authentic and real. And he demonstrates these qualities in his newest single “Halasana Girl”.
After a heavy street buzz formed from the success of his previous single “Translation”, Darshae knew he had to keep his winning streak going by putting out this anthemic single, and just like before, he hit the mark once again. Taking on an approach that combines smooth elements of Pop and Reggaeton, “Halasana Girl” is one of those tracks that is bound to get your hips shaking and the dance floor moving. Darshae‘s lyrical ability serves up rhyming techniques that are clear and crisp, projecting smooth bars and rhymes that is perfectly parallel with the song’s ambient and uplifting beat structure. It’s a formula that works, and Darshae sells it perfectly from start to finish.
“Halasana Girl” released last year on September 27th, and since then has become an anthem for summer-fall vibes and a staple among digital music playlists. Darshae Kiér is quickly becoming a vital voice in the hip hop community and is direct proof that underground hip hop is alive and well. If he keeps up the pace, he will easily cross over into the mainstream market; and we will be stoked when it happens. You can listen to “Halasana Girl” on SoundCloud and other digital music streaming platforms. Be sure to also follow Darshae Kiér on social media to stay up to date on his current activities, as well as future events.
After disbanding from his Rap group in 2012, Chicago-based Hip Hop artist Misfit began his journey as a solo artist ready to delve into the game with fresh material and dynamic persona. Since then, Misfit has garnered a respectable following and devoted fan base throughout the Chicago music scene, ultimately leading him to writing and recording a new highly anticipated EP. His newest single, “Money Talk”, is one of the tracks from the soon-to-be-released EP, and really captures Misfit‘s craft diligently and effectively.
A vibrant and melody-driven song all about grinding hard and getting money, “Money Talk” grabs your attention right from the jumpstart with its vibing beat, smooth bass lines and atmospheric guitar progressions that set the tone for this track. Misfit‘s mic skills are immediately apparent when the verses jump in and truly go off like a stick of dynamite. His lyrical energy is crisp, clear and cleverly executed, all the while utilizing original rhyming techniques that are reminiscent of the 90s Hip Hop era and today’s more notable Rap influences.
One thing this song has is staying power – when the track stays in your head far after it’s over, and gets better each time you re-listen to it. It’s also a track that will entice you to wanna hear what else Misfit has in store, particularly on his upcoming EP titled ‘The Unchosen Ones’ which releases in July 2020. Until then, “Money Talk” is available now on all mainstream music streaming platforms, and we highly recommend you give it a spin. You’ll thank us later.