Exclusive Review: Todd Barrow – “Hot Southern Night” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Todd Barrow’s single “Hot Southern Night”

Every Country music fan loves that southern Blues-Rock infused sound that the south is well known for, along with the catchiness and versatility that comes with it. Hailing from the landscapes of Burleson, Texas, singer/guitarist and songwriter Todd Barrow is a perfect example that some of the best Country music still comes from the south with his newest single “Hot Southern Night”.

This song’s title completely lives up to its name. This high energy Country Rock song is chock full of hooks, riffs and that southern charm that’s very hard to resist. Todd‘s mid-to-high range vocals sustain very effective melody choices and contagiously catchy lyrics that reel you in from beginning to end. The crunchy mid-gain guitar tones are beautifully mixed and really adds that energetic ingredient that’ll get audiences sweaty on the dance floor. It’s brilliantly structured with a powerfully catchy chorus that’ll have you singing along very quickly, and the punchy rhythm section really adds a bounce that’ll keep feet moving and entire venues grooving. It’s just a fantastically fun song that pays homage to earlier influences of the Country genre, but really takes on a life of its own with the modern Rock sensibility that Todd encompasses brilliantly.

It’s also interesting to note that Todd Barrow has also performed at the renowned Ole Red venue in both Tishomingo, Oklahoma and Nashville, Tennessee; Blake Shelton’s venue and respective stomping grounds. Once you take a listen to “Hot Southern Night”, you’ll become an instant Todd Barrow fan, and you’ll thank us later for recommending him. The single is available on YouTube as well as digital music streaming platforms.


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Artist Review: NuJ4X – “Wilmas & Bettys” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky & Sydney B

If you’ve been one of our more dedicated readers over the last few years, then you’ll definitely remember elite Nashville DJ/Producer NuJ4X. And one thing this artist does consistently is continually exceed expectations with every release. And he does it again with his most recent hit single “Wilmas & Bettys”.

Paying a direct homage to the classic cartoon The Flintstones, this track grabs you from the very beginning, most notably the hook from the verses – which carries a Maroon 5 vibe, but much smoother and subtle. You will find yourself singing along to it on the very first listen, and easily could be a chart topper in its own right as well as the song that gives NuJ4X his introduction to the commercial market. In short, “Wilmas & Bettys” is catchy at dangerous levels.

This track has all the elements – vibe, catchiness, versatility and talent. But another thing it has most notably is sustainability – a way where the song sticks with you and can be appreciated through multiple listens without ending up stale or boring. It’s the kind of song where you wanna play it for your friends and see their first reaction.

This song borrows many components from today’s more contemporary genres, but has more than enough charm and wit to really stand on its own and carry massive weight. It’s an anthemic single that boldly showcases NuJ4X‘s raw talent and skills behind the mixing board ,as well as his vocal and songwriting structures that is consistent with his prior releases. But there is just something about this track that makes it completely unforgettable, and it’s done in a way without having to resort to pushing the envelope with post production theatrics. It’s good old fashioned solid songwriting – the most effective way an artist truly stands out among the crowd.

We’ve had Beckys, Dolls and Baes. But once you take a listen to this single, you’ll be searching for your Wilmas and Bettys in no time. It’s a clever branding song that is delivered up in a hit single format that puts other female-attributed tracks to the wayside. We dare you to get “Wilmas & Bettys” out of your head after the first listen – you won’t be able to do it. This song will get stuck on you. And you’ll be glad it did.

About the song:

Wilmas & Bettys is a song about surfing and surfer girls. The name “Betty” was a popular term for really attractive girls who surfed in the 1980s and a bit into the 90s as well. Betty is also the name of Betty Rubble from “The Flintstones” and Wilmas & Bettys is a clever double entendre for both of those names. The lyrics are built from actual surfing lingo. “Dawn Patrol”, “Ride A-Frames & Chase the Ghost”, “Barneys”, “Ankle Busters”, “Hodads”, “Bennys” “Get the Skinny” etc. All surfing terms. I wrote this song because I’ve always loved the ocean, always loved the beach, always loved surfing and the island / tropical lifestyle.

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Press Release: Angelia Williams Slated to Release Her Full Length LP In April 2019 + Exclusive Review Of “Both Sides Of Love” EP

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

For those of you who yearn for the essence and presence of true R&B and Soul dating back to the iconic Motown Records era, Angelia Williams is your girl. And when she sings, she truly sings to your soul.

With a voice that was born to sing R&B the way it was meant to be, Angelia, not only brings us back to one of the most notable and relatable eras of truly inspirational music, but also adds glistening touches of today’s mainstream sensibilities as well. With her new LP Redefinition Of Angie slated for release on April 3rd, 2019, the Nashville-based recording artist, GRAMMY member and professional vocal coach already turned heads back in 2017 with her Soul-infused and multifaceted EP Both Sides Of Love. A collection of tracks with a classic Soul/R&B sound that brings out her nostalgic vocal melodies and artistic merit right to the forefront with endless likability factors.

Both Sides Of Love shows many sides of Angelia from her versatile vocal range, signature sound and insatiable passion for singing. She has a catchiness and precision that resonates with a style that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving her audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. It’s an R&B record like no other you’ll hear in today’s music world.

Comprised of jazzy guitar progressions with funky riffs, dynamically smooth bass lines and a neat & tidy rhythm section, Angelia brings us all the goods with every track from Both Sides Of Love. Her angelic and head-turning vocal melodies are something you have to hear to believe, and every melody placement she embraces in each measure fits like a warm glove. It’s a record that reminds us that true R&B still exists, and Angelia‘s soulful approach is what makes this EP truly authentic and refreshing.

Her upcoming LP Redefinition Of Angie is a record with the same nostalgia as the EP, and has many more facets of Angelia‘s writing style and musical aura as an indie artist. She’s been cranking out several new tunes in the studio, and this LP is one that will truly hit it out of the park for all who already know her, as well as those just discovering her now. This highly anticipated record will have 11 fresh songs that will keep you fascinated, refreshed and with a breath of fresh air that real music still exists. Angelia has proven that she knows how to breathe life into everything she writes, and this LP will be another showcasing of exactly just that, and so much more that will exceed your expectations.

Redefinition Of Angie will be available April 3rd, 2019 and will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. Her Both Sides Of Love EP is also currently available on the same digital outlets, including YouTube and her social media networks as well. Mark your calendars for the LP, and get yourself ready for it by getting your copy of the EP while you’re waiting. You’ll be more than happy you did.

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Press Release: Skylo

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Shelly Leatherman (artist name Skylo) is a Southern girl and recording artist from North Carolina with an ear for music that tunes into the sounds of tomorrow, yet vocals that clearly channel a range of sounds from the past with her sultry, smooth tone & sweet angelic voice.

However, don’t take her singing abilities lightly, she has pure soul with powerful vocals that project unwavering strength. Starting her career in a prominent R&B band, formerly performing classic hits from female power vocalists such as Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan & Etta James. Whether it be Singing, doing Voiceover and Radio Sweeps for Radio Stations that can be heard in over 96 countries worldwide, or Sound Engineering, it’s clear she’s in the right arena working in Nashville and Los Angeles consistently.

Skylo‘s been Recording and Producing for bands and Music Artists all over. Take a peek and she can always be found working in the most legendary recording studios in the world, from Dark Horse Recording to the legendary Rumbos Studios working alongside incredible artists such as Bob Marley’s original band (The Wailers), Amy Grant, Morgan Heritage Band, Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony and countless others. At this point she’s fulfilled many of her dreams, yet she’s got many more in her pocket. She continues in helping others fulfill their dreams and giving them chances of lifetime and a platform of industry wisdom to build with, just as she is given.

This multi-talented powerhouse has already earned a long list of professional credits while her résumé continues to grow like wild fire, as nothing slows her constant workflow. Whether it’s behind the Mic, behind the mixing board, behind the camera or in front of the camera, she is the light, the camera & all the action.

Don’t miss out her latest release “Paradise” on all digital download stores worldwide. Stay tuned, there’s hundreds more tunes she’s written and plenty more artistic talent to follow where that came from, along with collaborations with some of the biggest Producers and Musicians across the globe.

You won’t want to miss what Skylo is doing next, from her self produced TV Show (MicCheck.TV) to launching White Horse Entertainment, a Record Label that is creating a platform to voice true, bona fide talent and developing Artists that truly deserve recognition with their God given abilities.

As Skylo continues to compose, create, innovate, and spread the heat in 2018 and beyond, be sure to connect with her on social media and music streaming platforms for News, Music, Events, Booking, Contact Info, and anything else related by visiting her website:

•Official Website: http://www.SkyloOfficial.com

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Press Release: Saskia Vese – “Slow Dance” Single

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

When it comes to the Wonder Woman of Country, UK’s Yorkshire-based starlet Saskia Vese needs no introduction.

An internationally renowned and radio-played artist with her own caliber of Country that combines a compellingly versatile style that is reminiscent of traditional and modern styles, Saskia Vese brings out a heatwave of charisma with her highly-acclaimed single “Slow Dance”.

With beautifully-placed vocal harmonies, a captivating and catchy chorus, and a very well-showcased vocal range, Saskia brings out all her glory on this masterfully produced track that is bound to win your heart.

With smooth guitar progressions and a very traditional sound with a modern twist, “Slow Dance” delves you right into Saskia‘s world and gets you to really focus on her artistic merit and blissful vocal range. Every ingredient of this song is one that brings together a chemistry that puts her talent right at the forefront, and puts you right in her artist perspective. The song breathes tenderness, fun, an upbeat persona, and a vast array of likability factors.

Hailing from the UK, Saskia is a well-known rising star in Nashville, New York, and other parts of the US music market. She’s been featured on many online music outlets, magazines, and is currently on the international radio circuit.

“Slow Dance” is currently available on all digital music retailers and music streaming platforms. If you have the heart and soul for true country music, then Saskia Vese will easily win you over.

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