Up-and-comer Ivana is quite the voice and presence to behold since emerging into the music market last year in 2022. Originally hailing from from the Poconos, Ivana’s most recent digs in the Brooklyn sector of NYC have opened up many more horizons for her, both spiritually and musically. Ivana (appropriately branded as iVANA) channels her deepest and most raw emotions, through her musical expression. Her songs reflect significant moments in her life and are manifested through ethereal, dreamlike soundscapes. She is a multifaceted and versatile artist with the type of aura and ambience that will resonate with the hypnotic portion of your chemistry as a music listener. A vital connection, if you will; her melodies are designed to take you to a much farther, deeper musical landscape
Once you take a listen to “Can’t”, you’ll see (and hear) exactly what she’s all about. Authentic, bassy, and with a Middle Eastern swagger that really sucks you in. Throughout this track, you can really latch on to iVANA’s story-telling method; utilizing her more high ranged vocal approach while paralleling with a more punchy, rhythmic and ambient electronic aura. Basically, if you’re looking to satisfy a knack for a more aggressive bass, then this song will not disappoint.
One lovable aspect you’ll hear throughout “Can’t” is just how authentic iVANA is. Her voice gives you a visceral listening experience and she encapsulates a signature sound that isn’t meant to align with anyone else’s style or stature. She’s raw, original and truly knows how to tell her own story with hypnotic sensibility from the rhythms in her songs. One other thing worth noting is iVANA’s staying power – the power to stay with you even long after the song is over. She is an artist that will easily grab your undivided attention, whether it’s doing a deep dive into her discography or career; past, present or future. Either way, despite the name of the song title – iVANA truly can.
You can hear the single now at Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and several other digital streaming music platforms.
After several decades of being in the game, St. Paul- based Rock and eclectic powerhouse Radio Drive has been making his way across the musical landscape far and wide, amassing new fans just about everywhere he goes, and not to mention, has graced our platform here in the past. And if it’s one thing we’ve learned about him, it’s that he always knows how to step up the bar each time. And he has done just that with his latest monumental effort “Cast Out Your Light”.
This anthemic and chorus-driven tune plays out like chapters in a book. Starting off with pretty piano measures and ambient guitar swells, the buildup into the vocals and strings really add subtle yet effective foreshadowing into the more gain- driven guitars and snare driven tempos and melodies; all just to bring that subtlety right back as a pre chorus that leads into the full blown chorus. It’s this formula that truly encapsulates Radio Drive’s aura and ambience when it comes to song structure, balance, as well as composure, his compositions are very big in their execution and his use of chorus really draws in your undivided attention. If this is your first time hearing him in his full glory, then this will definitely be the track for you.
This is also the type of a song that’ll keep you coming back for more; perhaps delving further into his discography both past, present and future. RD has a lot more on the horizon and it’s a promising one to say the least. You’ll absolutely love this newest anthem. You can hear “Cast Out Your Light” on Spotify, iTunes and several other streaming platforms. You’ll be glad that you did.
British multifaceted and multitalented singer/songwriter TaniA Kyllikki manifested her love for music at a very early age, singing a vast array of genres including R&B, Pop and Soul. Not long after, she put out a series of Gospel singles and MySpace covers that would eventually amass millions of plays worldwide. She also started posting her covers to other social media platforms, further expanding her reach and fan base which would eventually lead to several prominent features/publications including the front cover for New Music Times UK, Premiere One, Top Hitz UK and several others. TaniA has also collaborated with several other artists including three-time Grammy Award-winning artist NeYo, who would end up presenting her smash single “Remind Me” on the industry world stage. Most recently, in January 2022, TaniA released her debut album Why Chapter One, debuting at #25 on Amazon’s Hot Top 100 New Pop Albums chart followed by an array of positive reviews and critical acclaim.
TaniA’s résumé is obviously impressive, which is why it’s no surprise that her newest single “H.W.C.” has already gained major traction. Comprised of her dynamic vocal range and storytelling signature sound she is known for, this passionate single right from the onset displays TaniA’s unmatched feminine energy and unwavering versatility. The production value and performance factors parallel perfectly in terms of quality, showcasing several angles of TaniA’s undeniably gifted vocal range as well as her ability to write a song that is not only effective, but memorable as well. Starting the track off with a more subtle approach, you can really grasp onto her artistic merit and atmospheric presence. TaniA’s voice is soothing, smooth, but doesn’t veer away from emphasizing certain aspects of the song when necessary.
This song has a storytelling format that really delves into TaniA’s multifaceted lyrics and concepts. It’s a scenario most listeners identify with, but it’s not done generically or stereotypically. She really grabs hold of the subject matter and truly puts her own spin on it, delivering a sound and stylization that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity. Her knack for high levels of emotion never waivers, and as the “H.W.C.” storyline plays out, it builds up to a climax that grabs your undivided attention and really gives off that first impression that is easily unforgettable, both musically and lyrically.
TaniAKyllikki grabs hold of the listener and truly delivers an anthemic experience with this song. It has that insatiable staying power – the power to stay with you even long after it’s over. It’s definitely a single that will entice new listeners to do a deep dive into her career and discography. If you haven’t heard her yet, then this song will win you over instantly. “H.W.C.” is available now on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and all other digital streaming platforms. We can’t recommend this song highly enough.
Hailing from the cityscapes of the Cedar Rapids, IA scene, rising rappers Silence and Tone Da Boss have been pioneering the Hip Hop realm since their inceptions into the market – both putting out an array of releases over the years that have put them on the map in several arenas of the Rap world and beyond. Now with both artists taking the helm on this latest release, Silence & Tone Da Boss’s collab record Tone Death proves that both standalone artists are also a force to be reckoned with.
Implementing an innovative and modern twist on an old school Hip Hop signature sound, this 10-track juggernaut showcases both rappers in a way that parallels their performance and production value effectively and dynamically. Both artists shine very bright lights on their best musicianship factors and essentially set the bar even higher for today’s more modern Hip Hop collaborations. Opening track and anchor single “Who Wants The Smoke” is a perfect example of this, setting the tone for the rest of the record in a way that reels you in from the very first listen. Tone Da Boss and Silence blast right into the chorus hook right out the gate, exchanging lines, hooks, verses and essentially tag team this number altogether. It’s a song with very high energy and feels like a solid punch in the gut with its in-your-face approach and charismatic sensibility. Tone Da Boss in his known fashion explodes into his verse bars with his knack for prestigious word precision and high energy execution – delivering an intense performance that touches on several elements of his originality and familiarity as an artist. Silence emerges into his bars and measures with a solid flow that diligently showcases his lyrical cleverness and vocal presence. He’s a perfect compliment to Tone Da Boss’s approach and it’s apparent throughout this record that both artists challenge each other as well as the tracks play out. But it’s not a competitive nature, it’s more along the lines of getting each artist to set the bar higher – and they do exactly that, quite well I might add.
Another notable number on this record is “Summertime (feat. EMDUBAI)”, a track that does justice to the title and adds additional layers of versatility when compared to some of the other tracks on this album. Featuring a melodic piano progression and dangerously catchy chorus hook, this more R&B-oriented number brings out refreshing angles for both rappers and implements a more ambient atmosphere. Silence especially showcases his ability to sing his own hooks, reminiscent to other artists like Drake, Lil Wayne and others in the game that do the same with or without the necessity of a feature artist. Regardless, this track’s chorus will relentlessly stick in your head. Tone Da Boss also brings out a different side of himself on this number, touching on a more hypnotic flow and textures with his use of syllables and word placement. You can tell he goes over the fine details very closely, something a lot of today’s modern rappers tend to lack in several areas. But precision is definitely this song’s most notable highlight, and will easily stand out as one of your favorites on this record.
One more highlight on this LP is “Mirror Mirror”, another single accompanied by an official music video with colorful production value. This clubbing track’s hypnotic beat is effectively raw and really leaves room for both rappers to throw down their verses in a way that serves up the heat without any distractions or post production tricks. The verses on this track are especially coherent and cleverly executed with its concept. It’s a club-goer’s anthem in every sense, bringing forth the vibes, aura and atmosphere of your favorite hotspot on a Friday night – but executed much more intelligently when it comes to the lyrical angle. If you’re looking for a track that goes hard with the bumps and grinds, then this is one you’ll never forget.
Tone Death is the perfect gateway record for discovering both rappers if you don’t already know who they are. Tone Da Boss & Silence are stand-alone rappers with their own impressive discographies and versatile vocal approaches that have been grinding in the scene for years. That’s why this collaboration is such a powerful one – it diligently proves that they can put a strong release together that not only brings out their best performances individually, but also spotlights their chemistry as a team effort as well. The rap game is full of modern collabs, but this is one that you honestly have to hear to believe. It delivers that modern feel while also implementing old school flavors that not only make it relevant, but nostalgic as well. This is a must-hear in every regard.
Fans and enthusiasts of today’s more innovative and ambient musical auras will undoubtedly be captivated by this upcoming July 4th debut release. Written, produced and presented by LA-based DJ/composer and musical mastermind Nathan Whatley through his startup company AlgoRhythm Recordings, the upcoming debut 7-track release Genesis – The Prequel is described as a lo-fi hybrid fusion of sound, creating a fresh and new type of vibration for music listeners to experience. But also goes far beyond it as well both musically and visually.
Genesis – The Prequel is an atmospheric musical deep dive into a fresh take on today’s modern realm from several different angles – and really showcases Nathan Whatley’s musicianship factors both as a writer and producer over the last 20 years; exploring a signature style that is both enticing and original in its execution. This debut record delivers a dynamic and futuristic approach that will easily draw in any fan of today’s DJ and independent producers circuit. Comprised of 7 melodically visceral songs, opening track “Vibrations” kicks off this release with an upbeat rhythm that merges beautifully with the synth melodies and textures that are present throughout the composition’s arrangements. It’s quite the tasty introduction to the record and really sets the tone for the rest of the release.
Another notable track on this record is “Roses”, a song of soothing rhythms and atmospheric swells with some next-level synth leads. This song in particular has a nostalgic feel that could easily align with the early 90s R&B era, but still delves into a layer of originality that sets it apart as something completely on its own. Regardless, this track is an absolute treat and is definitely a standout on the record. One more notable track on this release is the hybrid and futuristic “Cheers”, which closes out the record. This wholesome track is very unique and implements vocal elements that resonate with its innovative approach. This song plays out more like a soundtrack or film score, showcasing an effective angle that explores Whatley’s craft even more thoroughly than some of the previous songs. It fits perfectly with the album’s aura and still manages to offer something different and versatile in its overall execution.
All 7 tracks play out like chapters; delivering something different with each one but all while implementing a signature sound that brings all the elements of the record together into one big wave of atmosphere that is both futuristic and nostalgic. For a debut release, Genesis – The Prequel is absolutely mind blowing with its production value, versatility and originality. It’s an album that will offer up a solid first impression as well as create the necessary buzz among its listeners to build up the anticipation needed for a successful follow up release in the very near future; thus getting ahead in the music market altogether through the power of a powerful release. New fans will be more than enticed to keep tabs on what AlgoRhythm Recordings puts out in the future, residually expanding the fan base every time a new listener discovers this record.
Genesis – The Prequel is a must-hear on all counts. The record officially drops on July 4th and will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and any other digital music streaming platform. In the meantime, you can hear a few songs off the record on AlgoRhythm Recordings’ official platforms below. You will not be disappointed.