Exclusive Press Release: TheFemiFactor – “Feels Like Summer” EP

TheFemiFactor Will Donate 110% Of Profits From the EP For Charity

About The Release

TheFemiFactor’s latest powerful, uplifting, and message-heavy hip-hop EP ‘Feels Like Summer’ is set to drop May 22nd. 110 percent of the profits will go to relief efforts due to the displacement caused by COVID-19. The 10 percent on top of the 100 will be given by TheFemiFactor and the charity of choice is Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The rising artists decided to do something about this pandemic, as a number of close friends and musicians lost their jobs.

Inspired by their stories, ‘Feels Like Summer’ took shape. The EP will uplift those affected and offer a medium to escape the madness. The six-track EP (with a bonus 7th track available exclusively on YouTube) contains strong basslines, catchy melodic elements, groovy beats, and grasping vocals by TheFemiFactor. Through the uplifting music and the captivating collaborations with the likes of King Los and others, ‘Feels Like Summer’ will leave an impact on the listeners. Go to www.TheFemiFactor.com/FeedingAmerica for more info

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Exclusive Review: Betyljoos – “Back In Time” and “Wishing Well” Singles

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Official Single Cover Art for Betyljoos’s single “Back In Time”

Betyljoos is no stranger to the musical spectrum, she began hitting the ground running in the NYC music scene around 2016 with her versatile and multifaceted Rock sound that is just as much unrelenting as it is attention-grabbing. Her loud and anthemic song’s not only present an in-your-face signature sound, but a powerful personality as well; giving her audience a feeling of dangerous fun and hypnotizing party vibes with some extra high-gain guitars.

Her first current album-teasing single “Back In Time” is a perfect demonstration of Betyljoos‘s fully fronted passion with an aura of energy that could give female Pop artists a run for their money and audiences a jaw-dropping feeling of ominous curiosity. But no need to take it slow – Betyljoos will make sure you get your fair portion plus much, much more. Her noisy, gain-driven guitars compliment the unwavering pounding rhythm section that not only stays on point, but communicates vibrantly, giving the band a chemistry that is explosive but safe enough to witness before your eyes (and ears). This track is a perfect introductory into getting to know Betyljoos.

Official Cover Art for Betyljoos’s Second Single “Wishing Well

With Betyljoos‘s subsequent single “Wishing Well”, make no mistake – prepare to have your face melted off. With an onslaught of heavy guitar progressions, ambient and mysterious verses that lead into a pre chorus that diligently lands into a chorus that has catchiness written all over it. This song could easily be a chart topper and also meshes together several elements of many rock eras ranging from the 80s, 90s, and everything after; all blended into a machine that is built, run, operated and finely tuned by the undeniable songwriting techniques of Betyljoos herself.

Both of these smash singles stand out on their own easily and strongly showcase the artistic merit Betyljoos brings to the forefront with both songwriting and performance, but best of all, in a semi-plot twist, these two tracks are also part of a full length album she will be releasing later this year in 2020. “Back In Time” was released on April 4th (2020) and “Wishing Well” was released back in September of 2019. These two singles have created an insatiable buzz for the rising artist, so the anticipation built around her album release date has grown rapidly and residually. And once you take a listen to Betyljoos yourself, you’ll see see and hear exactly why.

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Artist Review: G-Pak – “This Is It (feat. Brooke Lynne)”

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

There’s some heat coming out of the Brooklyn borough of NYC, and it’s coming out fire hot. With an insatiable knack for clever lyrical outbursts and wordsmithy rhyming schemes, Hip Hop artist G-Pak comes out swinging with his latest club-worthy banger “This Is It (feat. Brooke Lynne)”.

This single is all about the vibes. It has a versatile beat with auspicious detail in the mix that easily grabs your undivided attention with its bump and grind swagger, multifaceted use of instruments and swell pacing that sets the tone for the vocals to be extremely effective. And this track delivers in full. With a sing-songy chorus with an engaging punchline and melody choices, G-Pak really shines on this song from the very first measure and leads us into verses that are cleverly executed and projected.

Sharing the dueling verse duties with female feature artist Brooke Lynne, the rhymes, bars and hooks are eyebrow raising and demonstratively skilled beyond today’s run-of-the-mill rappers. Brooke‘s flow is charismatic, attitude-driven, and easy to resonate with the beat that continues to drive this song forward. When we get to the G-Pak verse, he ties the track together perfectly with his mid-ranged vocal approach and his undeniably smooth way with words; proving it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.

The production value on “This Is It” is very detail oriented and really feels like a track that has been worked on diligently without a rush job. The dynamic use of vocal takes is one of the strongest components this song offers and you can really hear this stroke of genius each time you re-listen to it. And that’s another strongpoint; this track has a plethora of likability factors and is easy to revisit, which will definitely entice you to check more into G-Pak‘s catalogue, both past, present and future. “This Is It” is an absolute gem for 2020, and really sets the bar high for the NYC music scene. You can’t go wrong with this song.

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Artist Spotlight: BYND

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

BYND is an American Rap/Hip Hop artist working in a subgenre known as Surf-Rap. This is a laid back style of Hip Hop that centers around the popular pastime of surfing. It’s a style that resonates with a relaxed and mellow feel of stoner rap, but with a unique, fresh vibe and versatile approach.

Emerging from the elite Miami and NYC music scenes, BYND is fairly new on the scene and possesses a multifaceted and distinctive rapping style that brings to mind a more chilled out reminiscence of Notorious B.I.G. or the light hearted Hip Hop side of De La Soul. 2018 has already been a prolific year for him with the release of several EPs and single tracks. ‘Bonfya Stories’ EP is BYND’s expressed personalities or personas told through the lens of others and some of his own lens as well; told in the form of Stories or Scenarios.

Now with 2019 right around the corner, the rising rapper has prospects that are very promising with a career that continues to manifest and prosper. He has come a long way in a short time and has already created important work towards becoming a new and vital voice for Hip Hop and its movement. He is destined to take his place alongside major players in the game, and based on his success and determination already, he is on his way to doing exactly that. BYND is a name music fans and the Hip Hop community will be hearing much more about.

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Artist Review: Aya & Ali – “Burn It Down” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Funky, flavorful and compellingly catchy, NYC-duo Aya & Ali come out swinging with their new highly anticipated single “Burn It Down”.

With rhythmic textures, mid-ranged snappy guitar riffs and female-fronted vocals with multifaceted melody choices, “Burn It Down” is definitely a next-level track that will easily raise the stakes for the indie artist realm, and turn heads in the mainstream music market. And with NYC being their stomping grounds, their potential and likelihood to make this happen is very much in their favor.

This track is also very versatile and touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; delving into a sound that gives their audience a fresh and modern feel, yet all the while staying relevant, identifiable and relatable. It has instant-likability factors that are paralleled between the songwriting, execution, and overall production value, and it never wavers from its aura and energy.

The song also has an anthemic message as well, and has a lot of depth. The song title and concept touches on “burning the negativity and turning it into a light that guides us to positivity”, a way to condemn racism and promote diversity. A song that identifies us as an equal human race with music being our cornerstone to bettering ourselves and inspiring one another. It’s a song, when listened to close enough, that could really put positive change in place and pave the way for a better future. For everyone, as a human race.

This song inspires you to be inspired, and has a world of talent expressed in Aya & Ali‘s artistic merit and musicianship factors. If “Burn It Down” is the first time you hear this duo, then you’re in for a real treat. You’ll be very enticed to dive deeper into this duo’s previous catalogue, as well as keep a close eye on their future prospects.

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Press Release: The Outcastkid comes out swinging with his single “Regular Outcast”

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

With a futuristic retro aura around him, 19-year old NY-based Hip Hop artist The Outcastkid is back on the industry radar with his new single “Regular Outcast,” and he doesn’t disappoint in the least.

The Outcastkid with this new infectiously solid track continues to show people why he’s the next prodigy coming out of NY to spit over sampled beats. In this track, The Outcastkid samples the hit cartoon TV show “Regular Show”. Sampling a scene as a skit, he cleverly sets a tone and vibe of retro sadness and heartbreak, BUT don’t be fooled…this song picks up quickly and injects a bouncy, turnt-up vibe after the hooks are executed and the track begins to drive forward in its themed versatility.

With an already unique flow and voice, The Outcastkid reaches back into the past and incorporates chopped up and slowed down vocals to bring a fresh retro style to the airwaves, as “Regular Outcast” already seems to be an early college banger. “Regular Outcast” is a song that has a little of everything and will be a cornerstone track on the résumé of this kid. His other widely received tracks include “Shock Jockey,” “Indigo Smoke,” and his Jaden Smith icon remix.

Now, “Regular Outcast” joins that list. You can stream the song on every major streaming site, however with Spotify’s new advances in discovering new artists, we highly recommend streaming and saving The Outcastkid in your library and playlist.

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Artist Review: Sasha Prendes – “Brooklyn” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

NYC’s Brooklyn Borough has a new anthem, and the city itself has a powerful voice representing it with Sasha Prendes‘ new smash single “Brooklyn.”

This artist fast-on-the-rise has the beauty, brains and talent, making her the perfect trifecta. But this especially shows in this new single with the rhythmic grooves, catchy chord progressions and authentically captivating vocals that have amassed Sasha a very promising industry buzz since this song dropped.

It’s reminiscent of other city anthems that we’ve all come to know (ie: Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys…) but with a whole new sound and atmosphere that puts NYC on its next level. And that is achieved by some key ingredients: incredible songwriting, production value, and brilliant vocal melodies. And Sasha brings all three to the table, plus so much more that any avid Pop listener can appreciate.

Sasha blends her own signature Pop sound with many other elements that include R&B and Dance, but in the end really delivers a level of versatility that is easily recognizable, yet still original in its own right. And that’s what gives her endless likability factors with a timeless style and presentation. She brings us something different that is captivating, multifaceted and is impossible to go unnoticed.

“Brooklyn” is already trending on all mainstream music retailers and has been extremely influential on social media since the song’s release date. It’s definitely a track that lets you know that Sasha Prendes is well on her way to reaching the top. And once you take a listen to “Brooklyn” yourself, you’ll understand exactly why.

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