Haute Rod Rod EP ‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy Cautionary Tales from The Streets

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Baltimore artist Haute Rod released his EP titled ‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ towards the end of 2017. The project consists of 11 distinct tracks which embody the ethos of Haute Rod who is recognized for his raw lyrical content. The latest single from ‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ is “Rod”, a soul-driven track with a personal approach, infectious cadence and vivid metaphors.

“Rod” encompasses all of the elements of a street banger while exuding the essence of a thick underground groove. Suave rhythms accentuate this track in which Haute Rod introduces descriptive storytelling and candid snapshots of his life through lyrics. “Rod” is the quintessential answer to haters far and wide as Haute Rod lyrically slays naysayers as he says “this is the last time I visit here”. The artist gives an unapologetic performance that is 100% original and decidedly uncut.

‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ was released in October 2017, but we will get you up to speed with an overview of some of our favorite tracks on the release.

If you haven’t heard “Black Bar” ft. Sheila D., it’s time to wake up from your slumber, as this is not a track to sleep on. Haute Rod delivers another captivating performance with catchy bars and raw energy. “Black Bar” Is complemented by rap vocals courtesy of Sheila D. This is a rugged track with an assured message.

Haute Rod joins forces with songstress Rose Breyae on “Let You Know” an atypical hip-hop/R&B fusion that ventures away from the pop-flavor that listeners have grown so familiar with. “Let You Know” takes it back and is reminiscent to the pioneering sounds and daring music collaborations of the late 90s.

‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ is heavy on street narratives while dealing with topics that are often viewed as taboo to people who may be locked in their own gilded reality. Haute Rod  presents a series of visuals through his body of work which will undoubtedly resound with hushed voices of many an individual. “Fallen Soldier” ft. Greenspan” is just one example of how Haute Rod conveys such messages.

The nostalgic elixir known as ‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ continues it’s coalescence of the not so distant past and the discordant present with “No Dayz Off”, a sonically distorted production with deep bass grooves and haunting melodies. Haute Rod uses drugs as a metaphor to deliver a powerful message.

Taking the competitive nature of the beast to the next level, “Elevate” ft. Legeion revisits some of the content heard on “Black Bar” while countering the societal constructs of blackness with real depictions, peeling back layers of black excellence with each subsequent bar.

The lyrical savagery on the EP continues with “FTW” in which Haute Rod makes the actual universe his bitch. Haute Rod goes there on “FTW” landing a direct hit on the music industry and various facets of society, leaving only remnants behind in what could only be considered a natural calamity.

Haute Rod hits the proverbial wall on ‘Strapped Mentally”; this is a track that many people can relate to. This production is a powerful track with a solid message. Unrefined and filled with fury, the production speaks to a myriad of frustrations that push individuals close to the edge while still offering a glimpse of hope. It is evident that Haute Rod is ready to battle some serious demons but he has mustered enough within to reach out to potentially stricken fans.

‘The Complication A Beautiful Tragedy’ starts to wrap up with “The Past” featuring Kyle Henley, a synth-focused production with catching instrumentals and a memorable hook. “The Past” is a sincere track that is incredibly relatable and forthcoming. Guys and girls will love this optimistic take on broken hearts.

The ultimate finish to the momentous occasion in which Haute Rod has gifted fans with is “Walking Through The Fire”,  another toss back to eons past. “Walking Through The Fire” delivers succinct lyrical content and subtle dark grooves. The track is an emotional one that is both provocative and inspiring.  Once again, Haute Rod deals with issues that many people may not want to grapple since the truth sometimes hurts but he does so with ease.

The very first track on the EP is “Condo Dreams” ft. Phllftyboiiurg, an underground hip-hop track with a poetic delivery and retro melodies. Haute Rod delivers gritty lyrics which are woven with a throwback R&B-style hook. Check out the music video for “Condo Dreams” ft. Phllftyboiiurg on YouTube.

 

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Jerrod Williams who goes by the moniker Haute Rod (pronounced “hotrod”) is a Baltimore native with a knack for the original. He grew up in the infamous Lafayette projects and like many faced the cruel reality of poverty. Although Haute Rod enjoyed sports as a kid, he soon found the streets where he became embedded within the underbelly of Baltimore. Becoming a young father just out of high school only fueled his desire to make paper. As a result, Haute Rod existed in world where the greatest escape was through music.

Haute Rod places his life into music, including the good, bad, ugly, and most painful experiences. He is known for delivering honest music, writing with conviction and sharing not only stories of motivation but cautionary tales developed to deter others from a similar fate. If you enjoy the sounds of artists such as Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Lupe Fiasco and Logic you will love the sounds of Haute Rod. Learn more about Haute Rod by following the links below.

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Through Infinity ‘The Life’ Album An Uplifting Sonic Experience

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The most recent music release by Through Infinity titled ‘The Life’  will offer listeners a phenomenal look into the worlds of instrumental and ambient genres of music. Delivering symphonic sounds with a modern electronic edge and notable rock flair, Through Infinity introduces an illuminating style that is unequivocally unique, mentally soothing and wholeheartedly entertaining.

Venturing into the sounds on ‘The Life’, we will examine the elements of the album’s 11 tracks which will likely resonate with music fans. As noted, the album contains 11 different cuts which are all incredibly unique. While the art of music is always open to interpretation, the opinions below are simply our own take on the body of work. Check out our take on Through Infinity ‘The Life’ below….

Finding Hope…

The first song on ‘The Life’ is “Try To Find The Hope” which is a soothing instrumental track with inspiring melodies and addictive percussion. The track has a moving electronic performance which is complimented well with all of the other instruments, creating a gorgeous synergistic effect. “Try To Find The Hope” is an uplifting performance that exudes positive energy.

“Sight Of An Eagle” quickly garners attention with a dramatic piano introduction. The chords are alluring, drawing fans into what will be a remarkable performance. “Sight of An Eagle” starts off with a slower tempo in comparison to “Try To Find The Hope” but it is just as motivational in terms of its performance and ability to soothe the mind. Subtle instrumentals often give way to more charging thus illustrating the textured layerings of the musicians’ unique sounds while creating a dynamic listening experience. “Sight of An Eagle” is a sonic track that is theatrical in nature. The performance if flawlessly produced and organically awe-inspiring.

A lingering sequence of chords indicate the introduction to “Freedom”. Through the opening of the track, delicate melodies reveal themselves between deep and somewhat dark distorted electronic elements. For over a minute and 24 seconds, Through Infinity sets the stage for what is to come. Slowly building upon each layer of sound, “Freedom” slowly emerges with a synth-heavy tune accented by lush instrumentals and finally a vigorous finish.

Beyond Freedom…

The title track of the album “The Life” is a modern sounding performance with a refreshing vibe. The upbeat instrumentals are filled with vitality as soulful rhythms, bright melodies and rock nuances captivate listeners. Another version of the track credited  as “Diamond’s Rendition” on the album consists of an emotional piano solo. “The Life” (Diamond’s Rendition) is undoubtedly compelling and fascinating. Through Infinity delivers to fans an array of sound which is not only multifaceted but remarkably entertaining as well.

Another notable instrumental on the album is “Aural Spectrum”. “Aural Spectrum” has a unique approach and offers a different contrast to the album compared to the previous tracks.The production consists of driving bass, percussion that is filled with intensity and edgy electric guitar chords. While the instrumental is sonically smooth, it does deliver a grittier feel while still interweaving addictive melodies and futuristic synths. “Aural Spectrum” is an enjoyable listen with a hip vibe. The song introduces a blend that is rock and electronic-infused.

If you fancy soothing laid-back energy, you will enjoy the sounds of “Eliza” a melodic performance with a calming spirit. “Eliza” is a stunning display of warm instrumental layers and easy listening. A balmy guitar performance, soft drums, and jazzy chords make “Eliza” an unforgettable track with soulful appeal. “Eliza” has a loungey feel and could easily be the soundtrack to a relaxing evening out.

Storytelling through music.

Much like “Eliza”, “Our Feeling” is also a moody track with suave vibrations. “Our Feeling” does have a quicker tempo and is punctuated by expressive chords which vary in terms of intensity. The waves which gently roll in on “Our Feeling” are subtle, yet appealing whereby listeners are treated to a myriad of pitches and tempo changes. The instrumental is largely guitar driven and the guitar is expressed in such a way that it almost sounds like it is singing in harmony with the musical accompaniment.

Through Infinity ventures down a newer sounding avenue on ‘Shine’ a spirited jam which features distinct guitars, trendy bass and catchy percussion and lively instrumentals dancing about. ‘Shine’ delivers its share of tonal highs and lows, creating a progressive experience that transitions throughout the entire performance. Embedded within ‘Shine’ are a multitude of influences likely borrowed from each band member’s diverse scope of experience. ‘Shine’ offers not only a rich ambient listening experience, but one that is decorated in noticeable rock conventions.

Winding Down.

‘The Life’ starts to wind down with “Godly Energy”, an instrumental that is reminiscent to a call and response of sorts but without the vocals. “Godly Energy” is dark, intense, and heavy on the bass. Through Infinity deliver another series of future sounds, blending together frantic waves, ambient layers and alternative rhythms. “Godly Energy” is an assertive performance that casts Through Infinity as a band that is able to morph their sound effortlessly.

Rounding out the album is “Holy Streams”, a soothing ambient instrumental highlighted by magnificent wind instruments. The production is an extraordinary finish to ‘The Life’ which visits many different realms over the course of the album’s play. “Holy Streams”, with its expressive flutes seems to carry listeners away to another world, perhaps showcasing the wide range of influences each member of the brand brings to the band with their respective crafts. Listen to the sounds of Through Infinity now…

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‘The Life’ is a marvelous production that is unblemished robust with musical prowess. The album introduces a diverse range of sounds that both complement and contrast each other. Each performance on the album offers a rare quality that is not often seen. If you appreciate the sounds of orchestra music, electronic music and progressive rock, you will enjoy the sounds of Through Infinity. As the band’s name suggests,Through Infinity’s music is poised to transcend time.

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Through Infinity, a multinational progressive rock and electronic music band formed in 2017.  Members of Through Infinity include: Josip Pešut (guitars and electronics), Tomo Bačurin (Producer & owner of Longplay Studio in Zagreb, keyboards) and Tomislav Lacković (bass). The band took on even more members as recording of the album progressed to include: Damir Šomen (drums), Antony Reynaert (guitars) and Safiudin Alimoski and daughter Đulijana Alimoski (traditional instruments and woodwinds). The band was founded by Josip Pešut, a Croatian guitarist, songwriter and composer. Pešut has been considered the catalyst of the band’s debut album ‘The Life’.

“The Life” consists of songs that were in development long before it’s October 2017 release, some as early as 8 years in the past. 11 songs on the album feature the electric guitar, piano and flute performances whereby each track represents “diverse emotional states and life experiences authors have gone on” (throughinfinityband.net). Through Infinity intends to release a visual statement which will consist of storylined music videos for several of their track releases.

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J.W. Schuller “Caterpillars” from Album No Mud in Joyville A Coming of Age Story

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Indie folk melodies abound on “Caterpillars”, the most recent music release by musician J.W. Schuller. “Caterpillars” is an invigorating splash of fast-paced guitar chords and jazzy horns. The song contains many of the familiar elements of folk, Americana, and rock, but emerges as its own unique personality.

J.W. Schuller gives an imaginative performance on “Caterpillars” where fans are engrossed in a wide-range of layers which are illustrated vocally by intricate songwriting. The song lyrics are truly exhilarating and often playful. There is a distinct youthful energy conveyed through clever metaphors found within the verses and chorus. J.W. Schuller brings to life a stunning canvas through sound.

“Caterpillars” is an uplifting song that inspires hope and arouses the spirit, as J.W. sings “we could be butterflies”. The song tells a fascinating story while entertaining fans with feel-good rhythms though somber moments are palpable throughout the song. J.W. “Caterpillars” could easily be the soundtrack to a quirky teen indie film or dramedy (think Juno or Lady Bird).  The song is a coming of age story that is rich in details which are easy to relate to.

J.W. Schuller’s artform is comparable to none although the musician cites influences such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams just to name a few. Music lovers who may not have forayed into the sounds of indie folk will be pleased to get acquainted with J.W. Schuller.

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Indie folk rock musician J.W. Schuller discovered music at the age of 12 after picking up his older sister’s six-string guitar. After realizing his passion for the craft, J.W. started playing with various indie rock bands including U Joint. The Minnesota-based musician by way of Boulder, CO later picked up the acoustic guitar and volunteered at nursing homes entertaining seniors. J.W. performed for this unique audience for about 5 years before undertaking other endeavors.

Currently, the artist who said that seniors were “great listeners and surprisingly good hecklers” (jwschuller.com), plays alongside his nephew Jens Larsen who performs backing vocals and drums. “Caterpillars” is the second release from the musician’s upcoming album ‘No Mud in Joyville’ scheduled to be released January 5, 2018 Learn more about J.W. Schuller music by following the links below.

 

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Artdayn Jenny Single Release Entertaining Fans With A Hint of Nostalgia

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Artdayn channels Michael Jackson in “Jenny” his most recent music release which includes a nostalgic vibe often experienced through artists such as Bruno Mars and The Weeknd. “Jenny” is a fascinating, synth-centered production with intense percussive waves and exuberant melodies. Artdayn once again reinvents himself as an artist while entertaining fans with an energetic performance.

“Jenny” is tough to categorize into a particular genre and it’s sound though, reminiscent to early pop rock, cannot be compared to anything that is currently rendering sound throughout the musicscape. Artdayn distinguishes himself from other artists effectively by creating an original sound and style that is both modern and avant garde.

Artdayn offers fans a great deal of dramatic irony in “Jenny” which is an adoring song that delivers relatable lyrical content. The song includes descriptive verses, intricate storytelling and a fun chorus. Listeners will be able to sense the realism in the track as it will strike a personal chord while having to engage with a body of work that is coming from a very introspective point of view.

“Jenny” exudes retro vibes but it is also incredibly current and the song’s sound and message are timeless in an arena where many artists sound exactly the same. It is always a wonderful experience when you can encounter an artist that breaks away from the norm, one who is not afraid to be original and experiment with a wide range of genres while sharing their own innerworkings. Today, it is nearly impossible for any artist to survive without having the flexibility to morph their sound into different dimensions. Artdayn is clearly leaving his mark and the world eagerly awaits.

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Artdayn is a singer, songwriter and visual artist. He has been writing and composing music for over a year and a half and is quickly gaining notoriety and has been featured in several publications and news stories about his rise to stardom. Artdayn is a multi-talented and diverse artist whose repertoire of performance covers the genres of pop, rock, R&B and rap music.  If you enjoy synth-pop, EDM, rock, and retro pop, you will love the sounds of Artdayn. Look for Artdayn’s music on all of the top digital music stores. Learn more about the artist dubbed as the “Singing Uber Driver” by following the links below.

 

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Georgee Landy Half The *Ish ft. Bex Grant Soulful Vibes With A Message

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Georgee Landy

UK artist Georgee Landy recently released his latest track “Half The *Ish” featuring Bex Grant. The song garners attention instantly due to its infectious rhythm and inspiring melodies. Beyond the moving instrumental accompaniment, also noteworthy on “Half The *Ish” is the lyrical content which is enriched with substance and a message that is overall relatable.

Georgee Landy gives a remarkable performance on “Half The *Ish”, one that fuses together pop, hip-hop, R&B and Soul genres into a memorable listening experience. Through the song, you can hear various influences as it morphs into what can only be described as Georgee’s signature sound.

“Half The *Ish” has a laid-back feel that delivers a subtle mellow groove. The chilled out vibe is unmistakable and this is a track that could be played anywhere and be well received. The intro gives way to acoustic guitars which carry melodies throughout the song while interwoven with a distinct hip-hop beat. The inspiring message of the song is accented by the instrumentals which effectively convey the emotion behind each lyric. “Half The *Ish” is a feely song that is void of fluff thus displaying a relevant body of work with a clear purpose.

 

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Georgee Landy has a phenomenal voice on the track which alternates between rap bars, R&B vocals and spoken word. His vocals are smooth and inviting to the ear, which makes this song a great listen. Artist Bex Grant helped to lace “Half The *Ish” with backing vocals which represent the perfect complement to Georgee Landy’s performance. Though “Half The *Ish” has a more underground appeal, if you are a fan of Ed Sheeran, you will enjoy the sounds of Georgee Landy.

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Having grown up in Camden, Georgee Landy delivers a style that has been described as Plan B meets Jamie T. Delivering his signature sound of “street poetry”, Georgee Landy performs with distinctive soul and has created his very own lane consisting of captivating sounds. Learn more about Georgee Landy by following the links below.

 

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Miss Chay Bella AKA Rap Princess Do It Anyway A Rebellious hip-hop track

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The latest release “Do It Anyway” by Miss Chay Bella, also known as Rap Princess is an infectious hip-hop track with subtle R&B nuances. From the first verse, it is evident that Miss Chay Bella is the one in control. Her performance consists of headstrong determination and assertiveness as she sings, “I don’t care what you want, I don’t care what you say, I don’t care how you act, Imma do it anyway”.

“Do It Anyway” is a fusion of hip-hop bars and R&B vocals both delivered by Miss Chay Bella who has a smooth voice that is appealing to the ear. Her vocals and the lyrical content of the track contrast each other but do so in a complementary manner. Anyone looking for another female rap anthem, will enjoy the sounds of Miss Chay Bella especially because the earlier days of acts such as Lil’ Kim and Eve seem so far between the most current hip-hop icons. The fact is, we need more females representing in hip-hop and Rap Princess is doing just that.

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It will quickly become obvious why Miss Chay Bella has been dubbed the Rap Princess. She delivers plenty of femininity, but she is no slouch when it comes to grit. Her cadence is legitimate and her prowess as a lyricist is evident. We cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.

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Miss Chay Bella is no stranger to music. She describes herself as a “songwriter, hip-hop artist, author and performer. Miss Chay Bella combines cool vibes, witty lyrics and hypnotizing style into a lane that’s all her own”.  She has been writing music since a youth and her unique style consists of various influences from the different places where she has lived including New York, VA and ATL. She is not only a lyricist but a poet as well according to a recent interview featured on “How to Be a Rap Princess-”My Style of Music”. Learn more about Miss Chay Bella AKA the Rap Princess by following the links below.

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JDR Only U Music Release An Entertaining Escape with Pop Appeal

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“Only U”, the latest release by Sydney, Australia collaboration JDR is a quintessential party mix with a distinguishable urban Latin vibe. The duo who cites influences such as The Chainsmokers, Chris Brown and The Weeknd makes the mark with this club-friendly track that draws fans in with synth-driven elements and a catchy beat. A chant-easy hook makes this track memorable and its presence is comparable to the Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee “Despacito” Remix with Justin Bieber which happened to be a global summer anthem.

JDR, on “Only U” capture audiences with the familiar sounds electronic dance music with pop influences and a moderate reggaeton rhythm. The song performs well as a mainstream top 40 type of production that is developed to reach a wide audience, particularly a youthful listener who seeks an infectious beat over heavy lyrical content.

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Lyrically speaking, “Only U” does not stray too far away from the content that has popularized electronic dance music and pushed it into the mainstream over the last decades. The focus is on the music and how it elicits movement more so than deep and burdensome lyrical content. The song focuses on an uncomplicated topic of infatuation with a playful spirit and the verses are relatable.

The playful nature of the song, can be experienced through JDR’s music video release to align with the track. The band mixes in a bit of bilingual action within the song lyrics which is always great for bridging cultural gaps and reaching audiences in a positive manner. After all, music is unity thus bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together through a shared experience.

The feeling of “Only U” is generally warm, festive, and carefree much like the sea of listeners that have sung praises for this lively production. JDR has tapped into the sounds that matter to the industry’s most taste-making consumers of popular music. “Only U”, though encompassing recognizable elements, holds its own as a plausible party anthem.

The productions are timely in a realm where entertainment is seen as positive distraction from the burgeoning weight of the world. The fact remains, that some people just need an exciting escape from the mundane and JDR makes this happen both through their song and visual display.

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Hailing from Sydney, Australia, the members of JDR include Derrick Atwood (pop/dance producer and performer) and Joshua Paltoo (pop/dance producer and performer). Fans of acts such as Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and Calvin Harris will enjoy the sounds of JDR. The band’s latest release “Only U” is catching on like wildfire with the music video receiving close to 50K plays on YouTube in just a few short weeks.  The song has received radio play on top Australian radio stations and has received positive feedback from audiences in the digital sphere.

 

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Both Derrick and Joshua attend the renowned JMC Academy where they are honing their skills and developing their respective styles. Bringing to their collaboration unique experience, both artists have been revered for their professionalism, attention to detail in terms of songwriting and the fact that they have taken music to the next level as indie artists. Like other artists before them, JDR is helping to establish Australia as a hotbed for cutting-edge, popular music. As JDR continues to put in work, fans are eagerly awaiting the duo’s next release. Learn more about JDR by following the links below.

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RaR Darkness ft. Elizabeth Robinson Lights Up The Night Bringing EDM Back to Its Emotionally-Driven Origins

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RaR has descended upon the scene with a scorching hot new mix titled “Darkness”. Contrary to its title, “Darkness” is lit and igniting a sonic firestorm across the international music scene. The Sydney, Australia-based duo RaR, consisting of producers Rich and Raymo are taking EDM back and doing so with never-ending vigor. Get ready to add “Darkness” to your playlist and set it to repeat, because this is one song that you will want to play over and over.

If you dig the vibes of early deep house music, epic build ups, deep drops and heavy beats, you will love “Darkness”. RaR channels the energy of electronic music before it’s mainstream saturation and dissection into sometimes obscure interpretations and brings it full-circle to do exactly that it was intended to and that is inspire listeners and drive them straight to the dance floor. While comparisons have been drawn to popular EDM acts in terms of sound similarities, RaR’s work is distinguishable via signature intricacies that cannot possibly be duplicated.

While delivering intense beats, colorful instrumental layers and moving synths, RaR joins forces with singer-songwriter Elizabeth Robinson who lends sultry yet powerful dance vocals to finish off this sonic trip.  “Darkness” is a breathless release of radiating energy that surges through the core with non-stop chords and cascading waves. Encompassing lush melodies and infectious harmonies, “Darkness” embodies deep soul and relentless spirit.

Every now and again, we need to let loose, turn up the bass and sweat it out on the dance floor, in our living rooms, in private whatever one prefers. In any case, RaR will make it all the more easy to let go, live it up without regrets. The track is legendary and born to live forever in the hearts of die-hard EDM lovers new and old.

RaR’s style has been compared to artists such as Major Lazer, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Avicii and other mainstream EDM DJs and and producers. “Darkness” is the first single from the group’s collaboration with their first able date still to be determined.

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RaR is an EDM duo based in Sydney, Australia featuring Rich and Raymo who are now lighting up dancefloors around the globe.

Rich, an internationally-recognized producer has been a staple in the scene having performed anywhere from Splendor In The Grass to Greenwood in London, he is known for his inspiring style. Raymo on the other hand, has only recently forayed into the world of music after discovering his passion and deciding to pursue music full-time.

2017 marks the inception of RaR which represents a powerful collaboration thus depicted on their debut single “Darkness”. Garnering global attention, the EDM band is poised to shoot this combo of longtime friends to newer heights. Demonstrating a palpable chemistry that is natural and and well-received, RaR delivers a powerful impact and receives a truly emotional response from fans.

Turning electronic music full circle and departing from some of the more darker interpretations that are out there, RaR is focused on “bringing the fun back into electronic dance music” (RaR). Listeners around the world are waiting in anticipation for what’s to come from RaR.

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Collegians Black Mass A Modern Alternative Fusion with Rebellious Energy

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Collegians Black Mass

Melbourne band Collegians recently released another single titled “Black Mass” to follow their popular hit “Vaccine” which reached #10 on the AMRAP Regional Charts,  #23 on iTunes Rock Charts and the Top 20 on AIR Charts.  The band, whose sound has been likened to acts such as Muse, Linkin Park, Garbage and Depeche Mode delivers a rock and electronic fusion that offers mainstream appeal. Though “Black Mass” has been described as a “true anti-establishment track” it beckons fans of popular music no matter where they fall on the political spectrum because after all, one cannot deny good music regardless of their leanings.

“Black Mass” conveys unrefined emotion and a strong inclination for originality. Collegians are re-introducing some of the sounds that will make now 30-somethings reminisce about including 90s alternative and punk while also introducing newer sounds that 20-somethings, tweens and teens will love. It is this wide-generational appeal that will allow the Collegians to transcend time much like the earlier bands they are compared to. Let there be no mistake however, though it is easy to draw comparisons to familiar acts due to some recognizable elements, the Collegians have created their own lane as defined through a unique sound.  The fusion which intertwines electronic elements and rock nuances is unmistakable and righteously addictive.

In addition to the powerful musicianship on “Black Mass”, the songwriting and vocal performances also resonate with audiences. The band really gets to the core of topics that most acts reserve for their inner feelings or personal conversations rather than making such discussions public through music as a medium. Collegians have used their platform effectively, reaching listeners with meaningful content that will evoke an emotional response. This emotion can certainly be felt through every chord, beat, note, and riff as well as the carefully laid vocals.

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Based in Melbourne, Australia, Collegians is a band that is known for their unapologetic digs into the emotions with their signature alternative-rock fusion. The band formed in 2014 and since landed a deal with Cultivator Records in 2015. Collegians commenced work on their debut album with the release of “Vaccine” which included a single and accompanying music video. Band members include Glenn Patrick (Singer), Gerry Leigh (Guitars), James Leigh (Bass & Keys), and Vince Leigh (Drums).

Glenn Patrick, the band’s frontman has been recognized for his “raw-throated vocals” on lead. The band creates music that resonates with audiences with a high level of depth. Members of Collegians are no strangers to the stage and the band is revered for its live shows which capture the essence of their album. The band is also known for delivering explosive energy during live performances which has enabled the Collegians to reach a vast audience. The British-born lead vocalist and frontman Glenn states, “We all got into music because of the connection it makes with other people, no matter where you are, what you’re into. Music is such a blend these days that an audience reflects that. We just want to get onto that emotional level with crowds, and with whoever gets into the music. It’s all give and take, and we’re looking forward to the possibilities that lie ahead” (collegiansmusic.com).

Collegians have had some time to define their style in terms of writing and production. The foursome is still basking in the critical praise of their debut release “Vaccine” but has not stopped working. Fans are eager with the release of their latest single “Black Mass” which is making rounds across the music sphere to include radio airplay, chart tops, and an ever-expanding audience of new fans.

Part of Collegians signature sound encompasses pop-hooks, dark synths and deeply-rooted rock elements. Combining nuances of the past and facets of today, the band has developed a timely sound that is both compelling and candid. Audiences will take solace in relatable stories of darkness, solitude and anguish, knowing that they are not alone. The fact is, Collegians are bringing back the sounds that music has been missing for at least the last 20 years but with a refreshingly contemporary spin and they have done so with ideal timing.

 

Collegians Black Mass

 

“Black Mass” which has only been making rounds since it’s recent release on November 17th, has received numerous accolades. The track reached #5 on the AMRAP Regional Charts, having also stayed in the top 10 for 3 weeks. The song also topped the iTunes Rock Charts at #9 and in the U.S.A. Songwriting Competition, it received an Honorable Mention in the Rock Category. Learn more about Collegians by following the links below.

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Joshua Ketchmark 17 (from the album ‘Under Plastic Stars’) An Emotive Track with a Relatable Story

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Singer and Songwriter Joshua Ketchmark recently released “17” from his album ‘Under Plastic Stars’. “17” is a coming of age song with a relatable message that is fit for audiences of ages. While the song delivers a relaxed vibe, Joshua’s vocals awaken the spirit. While strumming hypnotic chords, the musician croons poetic lyrics that are delivered with the utmost clarity.

“17” is an emotive performance that strikes a chord with vivid imagery and relevant story-telling. Joshua brings fans a blend of sounds that encompass some of the best elements of rock music, folk, country and Americana. Joshua Ketchmark has been praised for his musicianship as well as his songwriting and after taking some time out to listen to “17”, the musicians critical acclaim should come as no surprise.

Joshua released the official music video for “17” which is now streaming on YouTube. The video is equally as engrossing as the song itself while presenting visually stunning representations. In the video we see, Joshua Ketchmark the multi-instrumentalist musician, the singer, the songwriter in his element which appears effortless. The setting is black and white, simple but effective in conveying the complexities of “17” with little distraction. The audience can do nothing else but get lost in the moment with this purposeful performance. Watch the music video for “17” below.

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It is evident that Joshua places his heart on whatever stage he commands. “17” is revealing, realistic and brimming with emotion. The artist’s long history with music can be seen and heard without doubt.

Originally from Peoria, Illinois, Joshua Ketchmark’s introduction to music happened by way of a diverse set of influences often heard on the radio during the 80s as well as his parent’s own vinyl collection. Having discovered bands such as the Beatles, Queen and artists such as Prince on John Mellencamp, Joshua developed a passion for music.

Joshua is a self-taught guitarist who used his mother’s guitar to learn riffs which later evolved into songwriting and full-blown sessions. After playing local showcases and taking a win at a battle of the bands, he landed an opportunity to record in a studio a step that moved him forward towards producing his own music. Joshua’s career in music has been one that has taken him from Peoria, Illinois to Nashville, TN a hotbed for music, and Los Angeles, California where he has played at numerous popular venues.

Having navigated through the industry in various capacities, Joshua Ketchmark landed many opportunities to work with big names in music such as Fuel, Jonny Lang, KISS, Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge and even Michael Jackson. While some of his gigs were behind the scenes, they eventually led to even more doors being opened and finally, a solo album titled ‘List of Regrets’. While Joshua’s debut album was a defining point for the musician as a solo artist, the best was yet to come.

Joshua went from playing gigs at smaller venues to headlining his own show at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset in LA. He has worked with a myriad of producers and engineers and has even given of his time to work with aspiring artists. After a break, the bi-coastal musician returned to the studio to hash out some more of his own work. “17” is the most recent single from Joshua Ketchmark’s album ‘Under Plastic Stars’.  Learn more about Joshua Ketchmark by visiting the links below.

 

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