Australian Singer and Songwriter Michael Burrows Releases Debut Single Please Don’t Cry from EP ‘Turn This Love Around’ Country, Folk, Americana and Roots Rock Revisited

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Singer-Songwriter Michael Burrows recently released “Please Don’t Cry” the newest single from his debut EP ‘Turn This Love Around’.  The song is a unique fusion of Country, Folk, Americana and Rock n’ Roots styles of music. The buzz on the street is that Michael Burrows is bringing “the quintessential mix of classic and contemporary music”, a blend in which Australia’s music scene has been jonesing for for quite some time.

“Please Don’t Cry” has been described as “a smooth, catchy and upbeat track that’s channeling inspiration from Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison” (Michael Burrows). The song, which debuted on Australian radio on Monday June 18th, was produced by GRAMMY award-winning Hall of Famer and Country artist Frank Myers, Jimmy Nichols and GRAMMY award-winner Steve Marcantonio.

Michael Burrows draws listeners in with a light-hearted tune which happens to carry a very powerful message.While the overall essence of the song is rather uplifting, one will not miss the somewhat sad them which is being conveyed through the lyrical content.

Through a combination of vocal prowess and purposeful songwriting, the Australian singer and songwriter provides a striking look into a personal moment between two individuals. When Michael croons, “I would be lying, if I said I was thinking about you”, fans will quickly understand the cruel reality of the song yet relish in its sincerity.

While “Please Don’t Cry” is not your average love song and despite the fact that it shares an unapologetic perspective, Michael Burrows, through a distinct performance, soothes what might be for some, a painful and troubling experience.

Michael Burrows offers fans a melodic performance with addictive ambiance and soul-stirring musings. Music lovers who appreciate a rich blending of heartfelt lyrical content and warm vocals will love the sounds of Michael Burrows. “Please Don’t Cry” delivers a slightly nostalgic vibe and a noticeable folk feel. The song is both touching and inspiring as it navigates the complexities of heartbreak, an experience that everyone can certainly relate to.

To experience the full effect of “Please Don’t Cry”, check out the Official Lyric Video by Michael Burrows, now streaming on YouTube. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up and show some love by sharing it with your favs.

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Melbourne, Australia-based singer and songwriter Michael Burrows is an accomplished musician who has worked with performers such as Neil Finn (Crowded House) and Martha Washington. His style has been compared to bands such as the Beatles, Wilco, Eagles and Ron Sexsmith.

No stranger to the scene, Michael Burrows has performed as a solo musician and also as part of a band. His songs cover a range of complex themes to encompass family, love, home and trust. Ironically, however his songs are described as “deceptively simple” despite their complex nuances.

Having worked with a list of GRAMMY award-winning producers and writers. Michael Burrows has unleashed his latest body of work in the form of an EP titled, ‘Turn This Love Around’. The single, “Please Don’t Cry” is the first to be released from the project and so far has received critical acclaim in just a short time since its debut. Learn more about singer and songwriter Michael Burrows by following the links below. Be sure to spread the word about this amazing artist from Australia.

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Kenneth Kane Alive Uplifts the Psyche with Non-Stop Party An Energizing Electronic Mix with Positive Vibes

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Artist Kenneth Kane just released the Official Music Video for the track “Alive”, a sonically-pleasing and uplifting electronic mix with highly-addictive essence. As the track emerges and transforms throughout its three and a half minutes of play, fans are carried away on a memorable adventure that appeals to the body and mind. “Alive”, with its bright synths and intensely passionate electronic sequences allows listeners to coast along on an euphoric wave of sound.

“Alive” is a carefree listening experience that rouses the spirit and inspires the soul. Fans that encounter the track will get to know feelings of elation, flying as high as the vibes will take them from the intro to the fade out. Kenneth Kane delivers a feel good track that will improve the mood, especially on days when things don’t seem to be going so well and the good is overshadowed by the negative. Songs, like “Alive” are capable of pulling individuals out of their respective slumps and showing them a lighter side of life. The track gives hope to the hopeless and showcases with illuminating positivity what lies on the other side of defeat.

The instrumentals on the track are powerful. Every layer progresses with intensity, never stopping to rest. “Alive” consists of dance-worthy beats, sweat inducing grooves and luscious sonic waves. The mix, which is bold and screaming with personality will get even the most timid of soul up and onto the dance floor.

Kenneth is sure to deliver captivating synths with catchy sequences, cascading melodies and soul-stirring percussion on the track. Production on “Alive” is seamless and the mix performs like a mainstream club smash with massive appeal and global reach. Something tells us “Alive” is going to awaken the EDM lover in all of us.  

The music video for “Alive” is equally as vibrant as the track itself. Presenting a series of airy moments, the video plays out like a spring break getaway to some of the most beautiful places in the world. Fans get to experience amiable visuals which pair up groups of friends, lovers, and festival goers in familiar scenes that will resonate with youthful party people from one corner of the earth to another. We enjoyed living vicariously through the visuals on the video and relished in the attitude conveyed through the imagery.

Kenneth says that his new song “Alive” is about enjoying music, friends, love, festivals and loving life, a real tribute to my youth!” We can dig it. Check out the music video for “Alive”, now streaming on YouTube.

 

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“Alive” is a great track that will release your worries, free your inhibitions and get you ready to make some memories. With a world that is constantly spinning in toil, Kenneth’s project is a revitalizing break from the mad crazy nuances of life in the 21st Century.

Kenneth Kane is a multifaceted artist on the rise. He is an emerging DJ, producer and online entrepreneur. Kenneth has his sights set on the future and is ready to get the crowd moving while bring joy to audiences.

Kane started DJ’ing as a teen, playing house parties and local gigs. Now, having grown into adulthood, he is ready to take his music to the next level. His sound is a fusion of throwback elements and original music which is known for pacing the dance-floor and leaving a trail of “sweaty, happy people in its wake” (Kenneth Kane).

Kenneth’s music delivers the familiar emotional depth that is found in popular electronic music. He also draws on his own personal experiences as in the case of “Alive”, a track which is a tribute to his own youth.

Artists who have influenced Kane include Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix and Avicii to name a few. He also channels who he considers to be the “eternal greats” Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis. Outside of electronic music, Kenneth enjoys many other genres to include classical music, vintage jazz, blues and rock.

If Kenneth Kane is not on stage performing or in the studio masterminding next hit, he spends time traveling, cliff diving, getting familiar with new cultures, and enjoying the flavors of fine wine and cigars. Kenneth uses his passion music to inspire the world in life and happiness. Though the artist is just launching his career in music, he is certainly one to watch as he is poised to shake up the scene with fresh new sounds and bold ingenuity. Learn more about Kenneth Kane by following the links below.

 

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Shades Can’t See The Haters EP-Casts a Brilliant Light through the Darkness Relatable, Gritty and Intoxicatingly Beautiful

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Iowa City Indie pop duo Shades recently released their debut EP ‘Can’t See The Haters’. The band, which consists of siblings Casey Mattes (producer) and Mary Mattes (vocalist) is squad goals. After all, some of the best bands have had the sibling connection (Good Charlotte, My Chemical Romance) so it only makes sense that Shades’ undertaking is purely in sync. ‘Can’t See The Haters’ consists of 6 singles, all of which showcase the band’s performance prowess, vocal talents, songwriting skills, and musicianship.

Though Shades is considered an indie pop collective, upon first listen it is evident that their music has a distinct mainstream appeal. Listeners will capture elements of alternative rock, hip-hop and EDM music. Casey and Mary are dialed into the sounds that are current today, the sounds that mean the most to younger audiences.  

Even though their music expresses a strong sensibility for what is trendy, Shades’ sound is by no means basic. ‘Can’t See The Haters’ is a complex formulation of luminescent melodies, inspiring lyrical content, and youthful vibrance. Though Shades’ inception is relatively new, it is evident that the respective artists have been working diligently to craft their sounds for quite some time. We’ll take you through the 6 tracks on the EP and share a few highlights, but we highly recommend delving into the sounds of Shades for yourself to gain the full experience.

The Music

The first song on the EP is “Not Really Sorry” which casts a very bright light in terms of ambiance. The song has a pleasantly rebellious flair that is reminiscent to Tay Tay’s 1989. No shade (no pun intended!) we totally love Tay Tay but let’s keep it one to the hundred, “Not Really Sorry” has much more bounce and goes to places where Miss Swift probably wouldn’t dare. The track is edgy but not gritty, spirited but not vexed.

“Not Really Sorry” is layered with ear-pleasing instrumentals, delivering a fun pop sound with a bit of dirty bass making it a perfectly cool club sound factor or a laid-back chill tune. The song presents a fusion of synth-infused EDM, dreamy melodies and cooling ambient waves. Fans of pop and EDM blends will enjoy the festive feel of the song.

Although the track has an elevated feel, the lyrical content contrasts the vibe of the song. Mary expresses some frustration with a relationship and asks some pertinent questions that seem to lead to some form of self-discovery. Mary sings, “I’m not the type to follow your agenda”, which speaks to the freeing feelings associated with being independent. She goes on to sing, “maybe, we’ll see I’ll try to stick around, if you try to hold your ground, there is no guarantee”. This is a theme that anyone can relate to in terms of balancing a relationships and personal aspirations. We get the feeling that Mary feels no regret if she has to shelf a partner, friend or foe and focus on her goals, we can dig that.

The next track on the EP that fans will get to absorb is “Kill The Darkness” a dynamic track with a fantastic hybrid of electronic music elements. As the song progressives listeners will experience a wave of emotions as expressed through vocals and music intertwined. Once again, listeners will encounter a production that deals with the changing tides of human relations. “Kill The Darkness” conveys a conflicted experience that will resound with listeners.

As Mary sings, “we got problems, the list runs as long as the road that’s before us”, she makes no mistake to still mention, that she has “tunnel vision”. We really appreciate being able to experience the raw emotion behind this track which is complemented by the instrumentals. Mary showcases the diverse range of her skills by also spitting a few rap bars on this track, doing so in the most poetic manner.

“Kill The Darkness” starts of with warm set of melodies which quickly transform into electrifying sonic waves and dub sequences which roar across the mix. The track has an interesting tropical vibe that is temperate but also refreshing. The vibe of the track is energetic, uplifting and sensory.

Following, “Kill The Darkness” is the fitting mix, “Rainbowz” which has a grittier edge. At this point in the EP it is clear that the songs are arranged in such a manner to tell a story. “Rainbowz” takes a very direct approach and also has a slightly darker ambiance than the previous tracks, despite its title. The song morphs before the ears, delivering a multifaceted listening experience that journeys from street to dreamy and dark to light with vocal musings.

“Rainbowz” transitions through classical sounding instrumentals to cinematic waves and beyond urban-laced beats. The track has a deep dark base line and sharp percussive accents. Ambient waves peer through the arrangement while stretchy synths linger in harmony with Mary’s vocals which alter from theatrical to gritty rap.

“Rainbowz” is truly an artistic production that is deep in terms of lyrical content and complex in terms of musical production. The song is as aggressive as it is subtle and as uplifting as it is pensive. By the song’s finish, fans will feel an odd sense of elation and a touch of hope as delicate melodies and an epic vocal performance gently fade out.

A song that tells another moving story while showing off the band’s wide rage is “American Dream”. The track offers an orchestrated sound that is mashed up with a folksy feel and retro pop vibe. The song deals with many different topics and issues that are relevant today, making the song timely. Despite the energetic feel of the track, there are some heavy messages expressed through the songwriting.

When, Mary sings, “What would you say if I stood up an walked the fuck away”, listeners can feel frustrations with conventional means. The song is sung from several different perspective which creates an interesting balance in the storytelling. The focus of the song toggles in such a way that it conveys a series of emotions that range from anger and frustration to contentment and resolve. Lyrics that stick out which sum up the experience are “My dream is not your dream, but I really like it”.

Shades bring the tempo down on “Back & Forth”, another powerful song with enticing instrumentals and a compelling vocal performance. “Back & Forth” introduces fans to a different side of Shades, one that will not be experienced in the previous tracks. This song which also delivers quintessential songwriting, is immense though it plays out like lounge staple. Mary gives a sultry vocal performance over grooving sonic layers for a completely infectious experience.

Shades slays on this song in more ways than one. Mary sings, “Catch me and lock me up, cuz you’re in control, you’re on top” and then “ you out of line, a rogue detonator and when your trigger’s pulled my walls are fallin’ down’. We are here for this explosive track that is delivered with such subtlety that it will either hypnotize you into submission or leave you picking up the pieces.

We’re excited about the instrumentals on this track because they are a delectable fusion of throwback synths and futuristic ambient waves with a faint hip-hop vibe. “Back & Forth” is complicated and intoxicatingly beautiful.

‘Can’t See The Haters’ concludes with the title track, a song which starts out with cinematic waves and rich piano melodies. The song performs like a dark street ballad as each layer slowly builds from the dark, converging with illuminated moments before returning to shadowy areas. Fans will enjoy the changing textures of this track which convey feely vibes and an emotional vocal performance.

Shades gives listeners strong lyrical content and powerful songwriting that lingers in the mind touching on realistic complexities. Few artists are able to do this while also bringing good music to the table. Often we are forced to accept one or the other and take the trade-offs as they come for the sake of mainstream entertainment. “Can’t See The Haters” accomplishes the daunting task of putting out great music that speaks to the spirit while delivering powerful messages. Check out the single, “Can’t See The Haters” on Spotify.

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‘Can’t See The Haters’ by Shades is a street anthem for today’s millennial. The band touches on relevant themes that will resonate with listeners from coast to coast. Shades has discovered a way to connect with fans through inspiring performances that are both fearless and entertaining. Through descriptive storytelling, reverberating music and uncomfortable conversations, Shades ironically brings to light the challenges faced by young people on a wide scale. If you enjoy bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Chainsmokers, and Paramore, and artists such as Halsey and Melanie Martinez, you will enjoy the sounds of Shades.

Shades Band_Can't See The HatersHailing from Iowa City, IA, Shades is a “DIY pop group” meaning they write, produce, mix and master their own material right from their own studio. The producer and singer-songwriter duo are brother and sister and their eclectic sound has been described as “dynamic”. Shades is known for blending together facets of electropop, alternative, hip-hop and EDM. Mary, the vocalist of the team pens the lyrics and they are often rooted in poetry while also reflecting the ethos of twenty-somethings who struggle to thrive in today’s world filled with hate.” (Shades)

Shades released their debut EP ‘Can’t See The Haters’ in January 2018. About their project the band’s producer Casey states, “You can either let the hate blind you, or you can block it out”. Casey goes on to say, “This EP introduces our band name to the world and describes the underlying meaning behind every piece of work we create. We wear our Shades so we can’t see the haters and we encourage you to do the same.” Casey lets fans know, “This EP is just the beginning, We’re so excited to share with you what’s next”.

Shades’ music is a fusion of indie pop and alternative hip hop, a genre which today’s millennial music lovers are drawn to. The duo continues to make ground with their music as they a have already amassed a legion of loyal followers from their hometown. It is just a matter of time before Shades becomes a household name and their songs are being sung by a global audience. Learn more about Shades by following the links below.

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Artist Mike Maro Releases The Weekend Remix A Personal Perspective on a Relatable Experience

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UK-based hip-hop artist and rapper Mike Maro just released a remix to “The Weekend”, chart-topping smash single from singer and songwriter SZA. The track was the third single released from her debut album ‘Ctrl’ in 2017. The song was wildly popular and even received a Grammy Award Nomination for Best R&B Performance. There is little wonder why Mike Maro decided to select this particular song to remix a la hip-hop, but fans will discover that there is a little more to the story.

It is important to note that “The Weekend” remix is not a debut project for Mike Maro. In fact, the rapper has released previous renditions of popular songs and freestyles via his YouTube channel over the last year. Thus far, each of the artist’s releases have received ample play and countless nods from fans far and wide.

“The Weekend” Remix is set alongside a sultry composition of instrumental layers that are bear a close resemblance to the vibes of neo-soul. The artist, with laid-back energy, spits a flurry of hip-hop bars speaking directly to a female muse. Mike Maro, who has gained recognition for his previous renditions, asserts himself as a legitimate rapper with some seriously dope skills.

While the mood of the remix is subdue, the lyrics are anything but. While Mike does not travel down the same path that SZA does in terms of theme, he does put his own spin on the track and creates his own visuals through his performance. While SZA is speaking to another female about essentially sharing a man on the weekends, Mike discusses a personal relationship with his own partner. The rapper uses a series of salacious metaphors to explain what he plans to do with his lady love.

The artist tells us that, “‘The Weekend’ remix of SZA’s original touches on my personal relationship and how me and my girl almost always broke up on the weekends, but instead made up and resolved it all before things got worse”. We can respect an artist that decides to bare himself to the world. He goes on the say, “I made the song reflect my own life as opposed to the original which was more flirty”. Drawing on an intimate will certainly impact with fans who will find the overall theme of the remix to be very relatable. Check out the video below.

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Mike Maro was born and raised in Nigeria but relocated to the UK at the age of 17 in order to undertake a Law degree at the University of Essex. Upon graduation, Mike decided to pursue his dream of being a rapper, something he has desired to achieve since he was a child. The artist is recognized for producing catchy remixes from popular artists.

Though fans have come to love his renditions from notable acts, he has plans to release his own self-produced material with dates to be determined. For now, Mike Maro the law student turned hip-hop artist is working to expand his reach and connect with a broader audience.

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KRISTII Break The Rules DJ Rebel Remix A luscious electronic dance mix with wide appeal

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The luxe sounds of electronic and dance music collide on the latest track release by artist KRISTII, “Break The Rules” DJ Rebel Remix. “Break The Rules” is a highly-addictive dance mix with enticing rhythms and sultry vocals. KRISTII draws listeners in and hypnotizes them with unparalleled prowess. “Break The Rules” is a subtle groove with cool lyrics and the inherent ability to get the party lit.

“Break the Rules” is on the cutting-edge of sound, encompassing elements that are not only current but those that have yet to be imagined. The track speaks to the many facets of electronic music and its wide appeal in that it slides in from the underground but appeals to the massive. KRISTII’s latest track is massively appealing. While the mix is underscored by synths, they are not heavily driven. Instead, the synthesized instrumentals on the track provide a delicate cushion for the song which is a complement. “Break The Rules” is not a heavy production but rather it expresses a comfortable sequences of rhythms that are likely to connect with listeners.

KRISTII is a spectacular vocalist and showcases her talent on the mix. While many forms of electronic music are often centered more on the instrumental aspect and less on the vocals, KRISTII takes the genre to a new level and ups the ante on the dance factor. She takes every moment on the mix and places her heart on the record. Through her voice, listeners will experience the highly relatable emotions that are conveyed through the songwriting. KRISTII has a youthful voice that is vibrant with positive energy.

“Break The Rules” produces great songwriting. Music fans that gravitate toward substantial lyrical content will appreciate the work done on the song. KRISTII opens up with a conversation about taking risks in romance despite not knowing what the future holds. KRISTII talks about stepping outside her boundaries to break the rules one in a while without any strings being attached. Contentwise this is a song that anyone can relate to. It is bold yet classy, liberating yet cautious. KRISTII sings, “I really need a dose of you” and fans will be begging for another fix of this amazing artist. Listen to “Break The Rules” now.

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If you enjoy artist like Ellie Goulding, Zara Larsson, and Tove Lo, you will enjoy the sounds of KRISTII.

KRISTII_Break_The_RulesKRISTII is an Austrian EDM and Pop sensation that has been making waves since her debut EP and Billboard chart-topping single “I Can’t Live Without You”. Based in LA, the artist has crafted a signature sound which fuses together electronic music, pop, dubstep and other genres. Wes Ogden of That Drop describes KRISTII’s sound as being “a club-fueling conglomeration of blasting bass and pop hooks” (That Drop). “Recovery”, another smash single from the artist reached the #8 position on Billboard.

Last year, KRISTII released the single “Lightening” a collaboration with singer Chris Brown. In an Interview with Meagan Meehan of Blasting News, KRISTII Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson as two of her musical influences (Blasting News). In the article KRISTII describes herself as a small town girl who loved music and enjoyed performing for family and friends.The artist comes from a family of musicians and singers and she often performed with her grandparents who enjoyed bands such as the Beatles.

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KRISTII  forayed into the entertainment industry by way of the film Chagall-Malevich where she was cast as Bella Rosenfeld. In the movie, KRISTII was given the opportunity to showcase her singing skills and the rest is history in the making. This past summer, she took the stage for Summer Sessions with some of pop, hip-hop and R&B’s biggest stars.

 

 

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Dr. C & the Gris Gris Graveyard Dog Ignites the Scene with Southern Rock Fusion Driving Rhythms and Soulful Melodies Collide

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“Graveyard Dog” the latest music release from the band Dr. C & the Gris Gris is making waves from their base camp of Lafayette, Louisiana and reaching a global audiences. The band describes their sound as “incendiary rock music with a southern twist” (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). “Graveyard Dog” is certainly lighting up the scene and the band is giving one memorable performance that sizzles.

The band delivers a full listening experience to include the deep and soulful sounds of southern rock fused with electrifying rock waves. “Graveyard Dog” performs at a moderate tempo with varied degrees of slow and sultry sounds and colliding frequencies of a higher pitch. The song is sonically textured while garnering attention with synergized instrumentals performed by the band. The feeling of of the song conveys a series of emotions that range from frustrated to elated, exhausted and sometimes playful. Dr. C & the Gris Gris deliver enticing energy and almost hypnotic ambiance for listeners. Rock, country and alternative music fans will enjoy listening to “Graveyard Dog”.

Popular music fans will also enjoy listening to “Graveyard Dog” as it follows a similar path of Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” which was heavily rotated in the mainstream between 2013 and 2014. “Graveyard Dog” however, is less dark in terms of the songwriting. The song has a much lighter feel though it does present some very expressive lyrics and stark metaphors.

One of the first verses on the song includes the lyrics, “I long for the days when she petted my face, like a good ol’ boy”. The band makes a correlation between a pet owner and their dog and a man and a woman’s relationship. The dog provides an interesting metaphor and listeners cannot help but to wonder what the subject of the story is feeling. Are they lamenting the loss of a loved one, are they now disillusioned by this relationship or are they continuing to stay loyal despite being treated like a dog? The song suggests the star of the show is willing to be treated like a graveyard dog who refuses to leave his owner’s side or in the case of this stunning portrayal, a lover’s side.

Dr. C & the Gris Gris recently released an Official Music Video for “Graveyard Dog”. The visuals present a clean and crisp look into the song with a bit of dramatic irony. The video is set against the backdrop of an actual graveyard where the band members are playing their instruments while a dog runs about throughout the scene. The music video is simple, yet effective in conveying the overall message and feel of the tune. The video is set to black and white which provides a nice contrast for the lyrics versus the instrumentation.

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The band’s latest release is an evocative performance that is certain to continue making gigantic waves across the music scene. Dr. C & the Gris Gris is one of the few bands we’ve experienced that captures the essence of rock without fail. While their sound is equally as eclectic as it is electric, they still take listeners down home so to speak, calling on the American spirit. “Graveyard Dog” is a powerful song concisely sums up a range of emotions and experiences using familiar metaphors while still taking the time to entertain listeners. “Graveyard Dog” is a rich experience that delivers on great music, meaningful songwriting and all of the feels.

Dr. C & the Gris GrisDr. C & the Gris Gris call Lafayette, LA home and after listening to their sound their roots can further be understood. The band creates a distinct fusion of rock and roll with “hits of Cajun and swamp rock influence” (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). Fans will also hear the band’s inclusive elements of sludge, hard rock and alternative.

The band, which has garnered global recognition stretching outside of Lafayette, is known for giving a phenomenal live show. No strangers to the scene, members of the band have opened up for acts such as Cheap Trick, Fuel, Sevendust and many more.

Dr. C & the Gris Gris have been likened to legendary acts such as The Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, Guns’N’Roses and Audioslave to just name a few. The band is known for performing ‘monolithic drums, thundering bass and sleazy guitars (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). We love it!

The band’s debut release is “Hexes with Axes”and it is representative of the band’s signature elixir which fuses “memorable hooks, larger-than-life guitar solos, and in-your-face style” (Dr. C & the Gris Gris). The band is not always setting souls on fire as they have been known to slow down the tempo and kick out a mellow ballad or two. Regardless of what tempo the band performs, they are certain to offer plenty of personality for rock lovers who enjoy a great tune.

 

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Nick Lamb “Simple Man” – An Authentic Rock Performance A Revealing at Look Love Minus the Material Things

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Singer, Songwriter and Musician Nick Lamb just released a new song titled “Simple Man”. In a time when materialism seems to reign supreme and relationships seem to be born out of interest, Nick Lamb is singing a completely different tune. The rock performer suggests, “maybe love is all we need”. It sounds like Nick is on to something and we just had to take a listen.

“Simple Man” is an inspiring rock song with a touching message. Fans who have not had the opportunity to listen to the track can expect to hear heartwarming guitar melodies and Nick’s soul-stirring vocals. “Simple Man” is an entertaining performance which will reveal an authentic perspective on love and life.

As Nick Lamb sings, “yeah I’m just a simple man doing the best I can, just trying to make ends meet”, he connects with everyday listeners who happen to come from all walks in life. As we are constantly bombarded with glitzy images, gold-digger types and social climbers on social media and on reality television, it is sometimes hard to stop for a moment and appreciate the simple things in life. Nick Lamb’s “Simple Man” reminds us that love is not all about what someone can do for you or what someone can give to you, but genuine friendship and affection.

The California-based singer and songwriter has penned a fantastic song. In terms of the lyrics on song, Nick delivers heartfelt verses and an infectious chorus. The song makes contemporary references that speak to matters of the heart and the struggles that individuals face in trying to navigate through relationships. Nick keeps it one hundred and lets it be known that, “Now I can’t buy you diamond rings and no fancy clothes you gonna get from me”. Nick is not here to promise the moon and stars but he assures that he is there to be a friend in any time of need.

Not only can we appreciate that Nick Lamb isn’t here for the broken promises and is unapologetically rock and roll with his guitar in tow, but he also showcases his singing prowess on “Simple Man”. The singer gives a soothing vocal performance as he croons his verses which are woven within the song. Nick’s voice is warm and inviting, a calming escape from the often jagged, unpolished and redundant sounds of popular music.

“Simple Man” is aesthetically pleasing with regards to its crafty layers. The song performs like an acoustic ballad, conveying emotion through each chord. Nick delivers a textured auditory experience that is both dynamic and soothing. The vibe of “Simple Man” is relaxed, allowing listeners to focus intently on the lyrical content of the performance.

Nick Lamb’s latest release is an exceptional fusion of soulful rock sounds. Nick gives an incredible performance that will resonate with fans who appreciate uncut music with calming ambiance and a relevant message. “Simple Man” is an original song that embodies the spirit of rock and roll from its earliest days through the present. Nick’s style is unique and the message on his song even more extraordinary. Nick Lamb encourages listeners to appreciate the things in life and love that simply cannot be bought.

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Nick Lamb MusicAccording to Nick Lamb, “music is the soul’s interpretation of life’s moments”. Hailing from a small coal town in Central PA, Nick was the third son of a musical couple Tom and Lorraine Lamb. Tom, Nick’s father was known about town and recognized as a local celebrity because he played music and performed country on local rock and roll radio stations and at town functions. Nick’s father was recognized for his voice, charm and acoustic guitar, ultimately “bringing down the house” during his performances. WPHB in Philipsburg, PA held an all-day tribute in Tom’s honor when he passed away.

Nick’s mother, Lorraine was a passionate writer who juggled managing the home, raising 5 boys and being a wife to Tom who was affectionately named “the Animal!” (Nick Lamb). Lorraine wrote 3 romances, one contemporary novel using a traditional typewriter and conducting research for her work at the public library. Nick says Lorraine was the “greatest author you’ve never read!” She once told him, “you have the best parts of both your Father and I” (Nick Lamb).

Around the age of 13, Nick received his most prized gift which was a one-speaker cassette deck and two Def Leppard cassette tapes. It was at this time that he started to dream of a career in  music.

Nick’s foray into a music career was inevitable, sealed by fate as he suggests. He is a self-taught musician who not only sings, but plays the guitar, bass and drums. At 29, Nick Lamb earned his Bachelor’s degree in film and video at Penn State University and later went on to get his MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University.

Nick has a variety of influences in creating his signature sound. According to Nick, “there is something special about a guitar accompanying a great rhythm section that awakens his spirit inside” (Nick Lamb).

Though Nick grew up in poverty, it did not stop him from from appreciating some of the best things in life to include family, friends and passion. He was able to see beyond the superficial and now writes music about personal moments in his own life, friendships he has made along the way. To Nick Lamb, music is his religion and he has been described as a master at capturing emotions in life’s moments through storytelling and composition. Though Nick respects all genres of music, he has a special preference for Rock & Roll. Nick says, “life is a storm and music is one of the may forms of shelter we seek” (Nick Lamb). For Nick, music has provided shelter his entire life (Nick Lamb).

Learn more about Nick Lamb by following the links below.

Connect with Nick Lamb Music

Like on Facebook www.facebook.com/nicklambsmusic

Follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/nick_lambs

Visit www.therealnicklamb.com

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Hip Hop Maniac Presents Swampland Chronicles New Collabo featuring Clay Ivory, George Skylar, Andrea Zattiero & Jimmy Ferris

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Hip Hop Maniac is back with a new collaboration featuring an All-star ensemble of artists including Clay Ivory, George Skylar, Andrea Zattiero and Jimmy Ferris. “Swampland Chronicles” is the track and fans are in for a dope listening experience. The mix is a unique hybrid of elements that are entertaining and nostalgic, completely unconventional and righteously addicting.

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DJ Spank Master Boogie is an avant garde artist that is not afraid to color outside of the lines when it comes to producing edgy music. Here is a glimpse of what fans can expect on the track release.

“Swampland Chronicles” is a rare fusion of sounds which are drawn from several different genres. Again, DJ Spank Master Boogie is an original so the sounds heard on the track will be ones that have never been experienced before. The production is a mashup of underground hip-hop, metal music, rock, and soul harmonies. “Swampland Chronicles” exudes the balmy mist of southern Florida and the gritty essence of the dirty South.

Underground hip-hop fans will revel in the throwback vibe of the track while fans of alternative rock music will enjoy the instrumentation performed over the track. “Swampland Chronicles” is an upbeat song that is full of positive energy. The track is sonically enjoyable and instrumentally textured.

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Andrea Z lends her vocals on the infectious hook which beckons to be repeated. The verses on the track create a unique visual experience while navigating through the many facets of life in the South. The instrumentals only enhance this experience, creating a scene that is as diverse as the area and its many influences. “Swampland Chronicles” is a story that is relatable, especially for people who are familiar with the nuances of the area which are expressed lyrically.

 

Listen to the latest track from Hip Hop Maniac “Swampland Chronicles”

 

 

 

Hip Hop Maniac

Omar Jefferson who goes by the moniker Spank Master Boogie is a vinyl enthusiast and self-proclaimed Hip Hop Maniac. The artist who is known for his signature fusion of sounds has been producing hype sounds for the masses and continues to evolve. His latest endeavor “Swampland Chronicles” is just one example of the various faces of Spank Master Boogie and his natural ability to create popular music. As an artist, he is a chameleon, able to morph before your ears and reinvent almost any style of music.  

Learn more about Spank Master Boogie, Hip Hop Maniac Music and more by following the links below.

Connect with Hip Hop Maniac Music

Follow Trenched Band on Instagram instagram.com/TrenchedBand

Follow DJ Spank Master Boogie on Instagram instagram.com/SpankMasterBoogie

Follow Andie Z on Twitter Twitter.com/SexDRnR

Follow Omar Jefferson on Twitter Twitter.com/OmarJefferson

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AIR + KILOMETERS “Bomb Bay” Music Release Reinventing Electronic & Instrumental Music with Future Sounds

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Anthony Rodriguez is embarking on a new music journey under the moniker of AIR + KILOMETERS. The undertaking has led the Nevada-based producer to release 1 self-produced track every month for an entire year. While this type of adventure is not for the faint of heart, Rodriguez is no stranger to the scene. For over 10 years the artist has been making music, mostly in the realm of Jazz and Soul. The latest release under AIR + KILOMETERS is a track titled “Bomb Bay”. The production is the first project to released from the year-long endeavor. If “Bomb Bay” is any indication of what is to come, it is going to be one intense year for the accomplished producer. Fans are eagerly awaiting the wild ride as AIR + KILOMETERS has already received some positive press from the pre-release of “Bomb Bay” towards the end of last year.

For electronic music fans, “Bomb Bay” will represent a fresh reinvention of an ever-evolving genre that continues to morph itself into infinity. There are literally millions of DJ and producers creating electronic music at the speed of sound, however, no two DJs and producers are alike though many of the sounds that have gone mainstream are rooted in the core of the genre and its subsequent offshoots. Standing out as a unique artist and having the staying power to be relevant before the next big producer makes waves, remains to be a challenge. “Bomb Bay” makes a bold statement, kicking in doors and appropriately taking names just for good measure.

One of the biggest questions out there in the music sphere is, within this massive sea of electronic music, how can one artist truly stand out? Whatever the secret sauce consists of, AIR + KILOMETERS is mixing up a delicious concoction for the discriminating ear. “Bomb Bay” is an avant garde production that ventures away from the hybridized pop-infused sounds of electronic gone mainstream. Through the mix, AIR + KILOMETERS bulldozes over the status quo, dismantles it and draws a new lane. The final destination is still to be foreseen but for the time being, we’re thinking that this is a solid look for a seasoned producer  who has been courageous enough to trek it out into some new territory.

“Bomb Bay” is purely an instrumental track so there is no lyrical content by which to draw from however, the way that the sonic layers are constructed speaks to audiences loud and clear. AIR + KILOMETERS, through music offers a unique voice. Moreover, the progression of the track appeals to the sensory much in the way that words on a page might convey a poetic message to a reader. The track is highly expressive, sends out distinct energy and elicits feeling.

The track opens up with a some high-pitched synths and speedy sequences and an unmistakable Latin flair of the reggaeton variety. The mix drops a series of heavy, industrialized synths which reverberate continuously throughout the track. As pitchy sirens ring the alarm, the production takes on several different personalities throughout its 3 minutes and 16 seconds of play.

“Bomb Bay” is as electrifying as it is electronic, drawing on the future bass sounds and channeling elements of trip-hop, trance and the high-voltage sounds of dubstep. The track is a fusion of dark beats, frenzied melodies and ambient waves. AIR + KILOMETERS churns out an infectious groove that positions club-friendly waves and thunderous audio experiences side-by-side while moving listeners with dramatic washes and dreamy fades.

Listen to AIR + KILOMETERS “Bomb Bay” on SoundCloud

AIR + KILOMETERS is simply dope. The track holds a powerful grip on electronic music, one that will change the tone and up the ante for DJs and producers alike. While fans anticipate the release of the artist’s next 11 tracks to highlight 2018, they will revel in the fact that AIR + KILOMETERS is bringing experience back into what has become a global phenomenon, not just the latest trend. Can you keep up?

About the Artist

Bronx native Anthony Rodriguez who has developed Soul and Jazz music for over a decade has launched a new “passion project under the moniker AIR + KILOMETERS from the remote expanses of Northern Nevada, USA desert” (airandkilometers.com).

The project AIR + KILOMETERS consists of instrumental electronic music which is influenced by well-known collectives and artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Noisia, Union Analogtronics, Gramatik, ODESZA, hermitude, Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden, San Holo and others.

AIR + KILOMETERS is launching the new year by producing and self-releasing one track per month from January through December 2018. The project, according to Rodriguez is “sort of a real-time album creating experiment called ‘Threshold’”. “Bomb Bay” is the first track to be released from the project. In regards to the initial track “Bomb Bay”, Florian of KMS Music Blog says “the elements are interlocked and seamlessly glued together” (KMS Music Blog). Learn more about AIR + KILOMETERS by following the links below.

Connect with AIR + KILOMETERS MUSIC

Visit www.airandkilometers.com

Like on Facebook

Follow on Twitter

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Watch and Subscribe on YouTube

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Soundcloud

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Martin Strecker Sweet Memories International Artist Returns to the Studio with New Synthpop Track

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Eager music fans no longer have to wonder when international artist Martin Strecker will drop another hit for the masses. The wait is over as Martin has just released “Sweet Memories” an energetic synthpop mix with a purpose. Martin, who took a long break from music returned to the studio and laid several new tracks which have been spinning for global audiences. “Sweet Memories” is a strong comeback for the artist who toured Europe, performing with popular groups. “Sweet Memories” is a welcome reintroduction to Martin Strecker and the lavish sounds of Synthpop.

While synthpop continues to influences popular sounds, it is refreshing to get a view into its earliest flavors. Martin immediately grabs the attention of audiences with a reverberating “yeah” that soon gives way to an addicting drum kit. The percussive nature of “Sweet Memories” is punctuated by a friendly dance beat that is no overly powerful. The track puts out just the right frequency to get bodies on the floor without overshadowing the vocal performance delivered on the production.

Martin Strecker performs formidable dance vocals on “Sweet Memories”. Though it is no secret that Martin has been in the music game for quite some time, his vocals on this track are timeless. He shines brightly with positive vibes and exuberating energy. Subtle sound effects enhance Martin’s voice without doing so excessively. He has a youthful voice that reverberates throughout the track as he meanders through the lyrical content of the song. Martin sings, “a thought comes to my mind…” verses slowly drifting off to eventually introduce a slightly industrial sequence of instrumentals.

The synth-driven influence on “Sweet Memories” is strong and this helps to deliver unmistakable appeal to the track. The electronic layers on the track are formed in such a way that they are hypnotic to the listener. The song washes over audiences like a gentle wave, enabling them to focus on the collection of elements to include voice, music and message.

Martin shows off his songwriting skills on the song, giving fans an interesting perspective often forgone on electronic music mixes. He sings, “leaves dancing to the ground, tell me is it fall?”, “the howling wind at night puts me to rest” The lyrics on the song are rather heartfelt and also descriptive as Martin navigates through his thoughts on the production. Overall, the lyrical content of the song is uncomplicated and does not take away from the instrumental facet of the production but rather complements it.

Martin Strecker truly showcases his inclination towards the sounds that fans love. “Sweet Memories” is on the crest of the mainstream while still catering to the underground legion of electronic music lovers. Martin offers fans a subtle groove that is rooted in dance music and one that conveys an experimental style. The track is forward-thinking, delivering future sounds which are likely to eclipse time.

Listen to Martin Strecker “Sweet Memories” on Spotify!

 

ShareTheMeal_Martin_Strecker“Sweet Memories” was co-written by Martin Strecker and Laila Cichos. There is more great news about the artist’s latest release. All of the money generated from the sale and stream of “Sweet Memories” will be donated to the UN Feed The World Program #Sharethemeal to help Syrian Refugee Children. Fans can use the team hashtag #martinstrecker to show support. So far Martin has raised enough money to fill 72 meals. Download the ShareTheMeal App and join  Martin’s team!

 

 

About the Artist

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Danish-born Martin Strecker belonged to many musical and theatrical projects throughout the 90s. While in school he also performed at a theatre-cafe in downtown Copenhagen, Denmark. As a result, Martin had his first ever studio recording session in 1996.

Martin toured throughout Central Europe with The BDB in from 2002-2003. In 2005, he decided to become a devoted school teacher and eventually an award-winning radio host.

After a 10-year hiatus, Martin Strecker returned to the recording studio which happened to be located in the historical surroundings of The Galata Tower in Istanbul. Martin recorded several projects as both a solo artist and as a featured vocalist on several other works.

Learn more about Martin Strecker by following the links below.

Connect with Martin Strecker Music

Like on Facebook www.facebook.com/martinstreckermusic

Visit www.martinstrecker.me

Photo Credit: Bradley Secker

Cover Art Credit: Mehbal