Exclusive Artist Review: Tony Marino – “Swing Your Thing” Album

Fort Wayne-based veteran artist Tony Marino has graced our platform in the past and has been a staple among the music realm for over 40 years. Known for his dynamic compositions and multifaceted signature style, Marino‘s newest album “Swing Your Thing” proves that he is at the top of his game and continues to hit the ground running.

“Swing Your Thing” is the follow-up record to Tony Marino‘s three Global Award winning albums and is comprised of ten visceral fresh tracks with versatile angles throughout the record’s duration, its albums like “Swing Your Thing” that truly delve into an artist’s musicianship factors and artistic merit. Kicking off the record with the hip swaying title track “Swing Your Thing”, this song’s blues progression immediately encapsulates Marino‘s world class sound and showcases his strengths right from the start with anthemic brass parts, a tightly crafted rhythm section and smooth jazzy bass lines that are a standout of their kind. These tracks are brilliantly arranged and this self-aware banger kicks this album off beautifully and foreshadows what’s to come throughout the rest of the album. Tracks “Biagio” and “Hoppy” also have cleverly executed brass solos and really add to the rhythmic elements that build up through the entirety of this record. Each track resonates with the previous one and really comes off more as a concept album of anthems as opposed to just average songs.

You can clearly hear the unwavering talent that Tony Marino possesses and “Swing Your Thing” will definitely tickle the cherries of any musician that gives it a listen. It’s a world class sound that dives deep into musicianship and showcases the true strengths of a veteran musician — which will undoubtedly entice you took dive deeper into Marino‘s career and discography. You can listen to the record exclusively on Spotify at the link below and you’ll be more than glad that you did.


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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.


Exclusive Artist Review: Wicked Th3o – “Self Titled” EP

When Wicked Th3o claims to go against the norms, it’s not only accurate, but understated as well. He’s the type of artist you need to hear to believe, and for good reason.

Far from your typical artist, Wicked Th3o‘s uniqueness comes in the form of shape shifting goodness. Utilizing a persona that is comprised of robots and ETs in a futuristic realm, his self titled 5-track EP has been making shockwaves across the landscape in epic fashion. His EDM-influenced Hip Hop flavors are rhythmic, controversial, brilliant and crafty. His rhymes and bars tell stories from his mechanical heart, and those that may have underestimated him in the past have regretted doing so. The two major standouts on this EP are definitely “Pacman Returns” and “Breaking The Chains”, both which are versatile and multifaceted. “Pacman Returns” fits in perfectly with other chart toppers and has verses with untouchable swagger, while “Breaking The Chains” has that anthemic chorus that has insatiable staying power; the power to stay with you even after it’s long over.

His signature sound touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving his audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. His unyielded success since his inception is reminiscent of a passionate kid with money on his mind, but still with endless love in his heart. Either way, Wicked Th3o is the type of artist that loves to inspire and be inspired. He’s your favorite artist’s favorite artist and a major force within the spectrum. When it comes to this EP’s production value, it has a perfected blend of balance and composure. It boasts a cleverly tailored style that underground fans will undoubtedly appreciate, but still has its place anchored among the mainstream charts. If he keeps up this pace, he will skyrocket to the top and your likelihood of stopping him will be essentially nil. He has successfully amassed over 140,000 plays and has built a collective following that drastically surpasses today’s average Hip Hop artist. Again, he’s an artist you need to hear to believe, and you’ll be beyond happy that you did. His self titled EP is currently available exclusively on Spotify as well as other digital music streaming platforms. Strap yourself in for the ride.


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