Rick Jamm – JamSphere http://jamsphere.com The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network! Tue, 07 Jul 2020 02:26:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 eXcess – A young and gifted producer http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/excess-a-young-and-gifted-producer http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/excess-a-young-and-gifted-producer#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2020 02:26:02 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40811 Everything leads us to believe that you might probably need to know who eXcess is. The young and gifted producer could be the next best thing considering his work and how much time he takes to perfect his sounds.

Reppin’ a very particular style, the young producer builds his own world with his music and bring us a great delivery. The single speaks for itself! eXcess’ production and smooth delivery allow us to feel this summer love vibe energy.

“Marina”, his new single is a groovy and delightful tune already available on all digital platforms! This is an ode to all the people across the world who wants to be loved and feel free. We invite you to listen to it by now!

 

Connect with eXcess:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Sk2zwgtHpM1X6mTHefe8I?si=YqPjyohyTx-XdsUidxlJbQ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/excessmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eXcessMusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/excess

 

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Elijah The Great creates a new form of rock and hip-hop http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/elijah-the-great-creates-a-new-form-of-rock-and-hip-hop http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/elijah-the-great-creates-a-new-form-of-rock-and-hip-hop#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 22:39:39 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40774 From Brampton, Canada, Elijah The Great started making music at the age of fifteen. Influenced by rock and hip-hop he started writing songs as an outlet to express himself. With a punk rock sound and hard hip-hop lyrics, he easily infuses the two sounds together to create a new form of rock and hip-hop known as Cloud Hop or Amp Rap.

Elijah The Great is currently on radio rotation with the track “Momma”.

Connect with Elijah The Great on: YOUTUBEINSTAGRAMFACEBOOK

 

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Listen to the live set “High Energy” by Edward Charles http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/listen-to-the-live-set-high-energy-by-edward-charles http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/listen-to-the-live-set-high-energy-by-edward-charles#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 20:48:53 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40769 Click on the link or image below, to go to the MUSIC STREAMS for “High Energy” by Edward Charles

MUSIC STREAMS for “High Energy” by Edward Charles

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multi-faceted singer and music producer Nikkia Queen Releases “SOLO PIENSO EN TI” http://jamsphere.com/featuredartists/multi-faceted-singer-and-music-producer-nikkia-queen-releases-solo-pienso-en-ti http://jamsphere.com/featuredartists/multi-faceted-singer-and-music-producer-nikkia-queen-releases-solo-pienso-en-ti#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:25:31 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40765 Nikkia Queen is a multi-faceted singer and music producer who was born in Colombia and currently lives in Spain. She sings various genres and produces dance music, among other musical genres. Nikkia has released her first single, “SOLO PIENSO EN TI”, which is a mixture of dance music and country guitar, and includes herself on vocals.

Nikkia Queen is also preparing 3 more songs in dance style, two songs in reggaeton, and a ballad that will be released in the coming months, in collaboration with other producers such as JDan music and Victor Norling producer and teacher.

OFFICIAL LINKS:
Websitehttps://nikkiaqueen.com/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4EyqHCR38uQYEyMnM9YHNU?si=Ndxi0oQlTwCwjpd9ds1QiQ
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/es/artist/nikkia-queen/1512838353?l=en
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Nikkia-Queen

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Adrian Davis Releases Brand New Single: ‘We Can Do It’ http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/adrian-davis-releases-brand-new-single-we-can-do-it http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/adrian-davis-releases-brand-new-single-we-can-do-it#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:19:28 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40758 July 2020 – This year has not been the easiest by a long shot, with lock-down rules keeping people indoor and breaking havoc on our lifestyles. In addition to that, we are all experiencing social and political tension, casting even more uncertainty on these hard times.

Adrian Davis

Having said that, there is still hope: We Can Do It! Such is the positive message behind Adrian Davis’ brand new single release, and its inspiring title. His music is a great example of what happens when there is a special synergy in a production.

Everything feels absolutely balanced, with a stark attention to details. It’s like every instrument is a color, and every note has the right emphasis.

“We Can Do It” is a perfect calling card for Adrian Davis. The song showcases the artist’s life-long passion for great R&B, Pop, and Urban sounds, going for a mix that’s fresh and punchy.

His music is spontaneous and easy to relate to, going for a memorable tone. “We Can Do It” by Adrian Davis is available now at all major digital outlets, so check it out!

OFFICIAL LINKS:
STREAMS: https://sc.lnk.to/ADcd-ms
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/adriankdavis
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/adsmuzik
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/akdavis1

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Electronic music producer Max M drops ‘Imaginary Problems’ http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/electronic-music-producer-max-m-drops-imaginary-problems http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/electronic-music-producer-max-m-drops-imaginary-problems#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:58:19 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40752 Max M is an electronic music producer and keys player, originally from France, who is considered to be “one of the world’s French experts” in the field of IT. Pursuing a career in Computer Science, Max M became a respected IT expert who was a former startup CEO holding a patent in the US. Although Max M leads somewhat of a double life, his passion for music began back when he was fourteen years old. DJing and composing for his own enjoyment, Max M went on to perform at parties by the time he was eighteen.

Max M’s discography contains six releases since 2018: ‘Rebirth (Original Edit)’ (2018), ‘Under Water’ (2019), ‘Never Wanna Leave’ (2019), ‘Never Wanna Leave (Klaas Remix)’ (2020), ‘Never Wanna Leave (Klaas Remix Extended)’ (2020), and ‘Imaginary Problems’ (2020).

Some of his most successful tracks to date include ‘Never Wanna Leave (Klaas Remix)’ with almost half a million streams, ‘Under Water’ with over four hundred and seventy thousand streams, and ‘Never Wanna Leave’ with over three hundred and fifty thousand streams. In addition to his streaming success, Max M has amassed almost four hundred thousand views on his YouTube channel.

Our featured single, ‘Imaginary Problems’ by Max M, is out now and available to stream on all major streaming platforms! The single sits at a steady 134bpm and starts with a six second instrumental introduction that creates a sense of anticipation; the gradual swell of the synth prepares the way for the initial drop into the first verse.

At the 0:07 mark, the amalgamation of the synth, rhythmic beat, foundational bass, and prominent vocal line, create a dance sound that is uplifting and melodically memorable. Max M’s composition layers multiple vocal lines systematically, particularly in the chorus, creating a powerful sound. The mix is well balanced, with each element of instrumentation complimenting one another without dominating the melodic flow.

Fans of Max M, as well as those who appreciate new and creative Dance, will definitely want to hear this single! Make sure you follow Max M on social media to keep up to date with upcoming releases and performances!

OFFICIAL LINKS:
https://max-m.com
https://www.facebook.com/MaxMElectro
https://www.instagram.com/MaxMElectro

 

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Tha Paperboy is an up-and-coming Independent Artist out of the Midwest! http://jamsphere.com/news/tha-paperboy-is-an-up-and-coming-independent-artist-out-of-the-midwest http://jamsphere.com/news/tha-paperboy-is-an-up-and-coming-independent-artist-out-of-the-midwest#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:38:35 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40746 Tha Paperboy; born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI until the age of 16. As a product of the struggle just as many poverty-stricken families, he first picked up the pen at the age of 12. It wasn’t until the age of 16 that he began to take music seriously when he moved from Kalamazoo to Elkhart, IN.

Since 2009 he has done many opening acts and/or hosted shows for many mainstream artists such as; Young Buck, Twista, Bonecrusher, Lil Scrappy, Dorrough, 8 Ball, Young Bleed, Tela, Crime Mobb, Do or Die, and the list goes on.

Since 2018 he has also been seen with a lot of other up-and-coming Independent Artists out of the Midwest who have been becoming a juggernaut in the underground hip hop music industry. Expect BIG things to come from the Midwest!

Tha Paperboy is on radio rotation with the track “On God”

 

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TAKASHI may be reuniting for a series of shows in conjunction with their 40th anniversary celebration! http://jamsphere.com/news/takashi-may-be-reuniting-for-a-series-of-shows-in-conjunction-with-their-40th-anniversary-celebration http://jamsphere.com/news/takashi-may-be-reuniting-for-a-series-of-shows-in-conjunction-with-their-40th-anniversary-celebration#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:34:07 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40740 Unconfirmed sources out of New York are reporting that Mongol Horde / Heaven & Hell recording artists TAKASHI are reuniting for a series of shows in conjunction with their 40th anniversary celebration. TAKASHI will return with the original “Kamikaze Killers” line up, making this the first time the Kory brothers have shared the stage in over 30 years!

The band plan to start with a few “tune-up” shows in the northeast United States, playing alongside national acts, before embarking over to Europe for festival shows. When reached in Las Vegas for comment, guitarist Craig Kory replied “I can’t confirm or deny anything at this juncture…but I will say I’ve got 3 Flying Vs in the shop getting tuned and prepared for whatever comes our way!”

 

Connect with Mongol Horde / Heaven & Hell and TAKASHI via FACEBOOK

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Shari Rowe Releases Inspiring New Single, “The Heavy” http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/shari-rowe-releases-inspiring-new-single-the-heavy http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/shari-rowe-releases-inspiring-new-single-the-heavy#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:59:35 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40735 Country artist Shari Rowe delivers a message of conviction in her newest single, “The Heavy,” a song of awakening meant to encourage listeners to be a helping hand to those who need it most.

Shari Rowe

“We wrote ‘The Heavy’ to inspire,” says Shari Rowe. “We can all relate. Getting that news, feeling that pain, losing sleep over the things we see in the world, grieving the loss of loved ones. ’The Heavy’ comes into our lives in many ways, and we have the power to lighten the load for each other. We all have opportunities, big or small, to be the light.”

The compelling track is sung with conviction and passion, as Rowe earnestly delivers the powerful, inspirational lyrics. With the tagline “be the light in the heavy”, Shari encourages us all to be a beacon of light during dark times. In today’s climate, more than ever, it is important to spread the message of positivity and lifting each other up.

“For me, this song represents every person who has shared their story with me, every cause that I represent, and every friend or family member who has faced a struggle. We each need to “be the light” for one another.”

“The Heavy” is now available.
Stay up to date on the new release at www.sharirowe.com

or by following Shari Rowe on social media.
www.facebook.com/ShariRowe.OfficialPage
www.instagram.com/sharirowe @bgroundent
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Maki – “Atlas Hacked” is a classic album in the making! http://jamsphere.com/reviews/maki-atlas-hacked-is-a-classic-album-in-the-making http://jamsphere.com/reviews/maki-atlas-hacked-is-a-classic-album-in-the-making#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 20:05:18 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40730 It’s sometimes hard to find the words that accurately bring justice to avant-garde electronic works. With an artist like Maki you almost only have to mention his name for fans of the underground independent scene, to understand the potential for a great album of music. Maki should be an instantly recognizable global name within the mainstream electronic world of sound. His latest release, “Atlas Hacked”, is a classic album in the making. And I do not say this lightly. There is a growing body of research that has examined the impact on adolescents and adults of internet and social media addictions. Findings have demonstrated a significant association between insecure affectional ties and an intensive and dysfunctional use of the internet and social media. Maki takes that study a step further on “Atlas Hacked”, and shows us how the new world order use technology to dominate and dictate our newfangled addictions for their own purposes.

Consequently we are led like lambs to the slaughter, as big brother systematically feeds our addicted online minds, fake news, fake truths, fake realities, fake governments and fake religions. “Beware of the mentally defective, the politically insane, the violently religious, the elite criminal minds,” warns Maki, “They seek dominion.”

I experienced this album in a dark house with some incense burning and my stereo at just the right volume. Being perfectly relaxed I on went on the 8 track journey of sound with an open mind and plenty excitement building inside of me.

Track by track you will experience an incredible sonic pull that’s hard to express or describe. It will shake you mentally, spiritually and musically and will no doubt become a true favorite as you will be hooked by the lusciously layered soundscapes Maki designs.

There is hardly anything to compare this music currently – dark yet fully textured, effortless yet so rich with tones, sounds, voicings and words that can indeed carry you to places you have never been to before (or have been too scared want to go to previously).

Extremely haunting but beautiful, Maki with this disc has certainly made his mark on recorded electronic music. A sonic journey to the true depths of the inner soul and beyond the spheres of your conscious mind, making you not a passive listener but an integral and active part of the music.

Maki challenges your thoughts and perspectives with a myriad of facts, ideas, and persuasive allusions that cut across political, social and cultural themes. You will recognize the behavior, elements, places, and people described throughout this set of narratives, and realize that this concept album is as substantial as it metaphysical, in its approach.

From the ominous opening spoken word introduction of “ARE YOU NORMAL”, to the thrusting basslines of “IS NOT”, and the god-alluding “INSECT POLITICS”, the first three tracks will have you spellbound and in awe.

Not to mention the seed of doubt Maki will plant in your head regarding the powers that be. “Submit to the Golden Calf. Only he can save you now. Pray for Him. Believe what He says. Bow down to the Golden Calf. It’s not too late.  Believe. Believe everything he says!” reads “INSECT POLITICS”

Maki switches up the rhythm on the cine trance track “ROBOT SEX”, which forges a perpetual beat, embellished with some powerful saxophone work and a sultry female vocal, to make sure that the message is clear. This music doesn’t simply let you listen, it holds you hostage.

The energy crackles, as Maki knows how to use sounds in the most beautiful way possible. As for the technical quality of the record itself, I was impressed. The emotional strings, percussion and chanting voices of “LIGHTS OUT”, leads us to the cinematic title track “ATLAS HACKED”.

“A corporation is a man without a soul. He casts no reflection in a mirror. He has no purpose, only desire. He lusts after money. He kills to make a profit and rule the world.” The message is clear on this title track, which clearly describes a dystopian world led by corrupted power, lies and destruction. “BE HERE NOW” permeates with strains of jazz and a dominating saxophone. The album closes with the refreshing acapella motif, entitled “DON’T DO WRONG”.

This album will teach you a great deal, and it could not have been more difficult to make, considering all the sonic intricacies – Maki seems to effortlessly let loose life-altering sonic soundscapes, which are as inspiring as they are challenging. “ATLAS HACKED” is the essence of modern humanity dissected and explained in the most universal way possible – via music!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITE – ATLAS HACKEDYOUTUBE

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KERRIA Takes Powerful Stand to Encourage People to Speak Up with “No More” http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/kerria-takes-powerful-stand-to-encourage-people-to-speak-up-with-no-more http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/kerria-takes-powerful-stand-to-encourage-people-to-speak-up-with-no-more#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 23:29:48 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40727 Gibraltarian singer-songwriter KERRIA is saying “No More” in the most powerful way possible. Her new single is an emotive masterpiece and presented with such intensity, it is impossible to ignore. The lyrics were inspired from the singer’s previous abusive relationship and takes us deep into her soul. It is rare that a performer will share such deep honesty with the world and KERRIA has not only held nothing back, she’s gone a step further.

The accompanying video for this amazing track features 90 TikTok Influencers assuring it will reach their combined fanbases of more than four million people around the globe. This concept of vertical videos is a relatively new one, but thanks to the magic of social media, the impacts they can have are enormous.

KERRIA is using this powerful global medium to spread her message of hope and empowerment. “No More” tells us that we hold the power within ourselves to overcome anything. That we are strong. That we will survive. And that tomorrow will be a brighter day. It teaches us the importance of speaking our mind, telling others what we want and need and never, ever giving up on ourselves.

The singer has already achieved an impressive following of her own since her debut in 2019. She has earned millions of YouTube views, thousands of Spotify streams and a large TikTok fanbase. With the addition of these 90 other influencers, her positive and uplifting message is certain to spread far and wide.

Her musical style seems to defy clear definition, fitting somewhere within the mix of pop and rock, but possessing meaning and depth that surpasses any attempt at labeling. You can truly feel the emotion within her voice, not merely hear it. It is clear from those very first opening lines that KERRIA is singing straight from the heart.

This track and its accompanying vertical video could not be released at a better time for the world. In these troubling times, we need to hear now, more than ever, that our voices matter. That we matter. And that we too, can follow in KERRIA’s fine example and use our abilities to achieve power, purpose and positivity.

Listen on Spotify


Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/tByT5LUfOjY

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Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine June 2020 http://jamsphere.com/printed-magazine-issues/jamsphere-indie-music-magazine-june-2020 http://jamsphere.com/printed-magazine-issues/jamsphere-indie-music-magazine-june-2020#respond Sun, 28 Jun 2020 14:46:37 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40724 Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine May 2020 – FEATURED THIS MONTH – Manu Francois, Franco Esteve, Andy Pett, Kidd Clxoud, Dr Mikey, Don T’Ville, Max Mazzim, MuneyJunky SkitZo, C.T.F Deez Beatz, Gonetcha, Bruce Baker, Trig, Roman Avan –

Jamsphere covers all news, reviews, interviews and events of the world’s top independent music artists from all genres. Every month we choose the cream of the crop for our magazine, ready for digital download or to be delivered as a physical printed copy right to your door. Copies are also distributed to industry professionals and music’s top tastemakers, as we continue our quest to make indie irresistible!

Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine June 2020

By Rick Jamm in JAMSPHERE Indie Music Magazine

32 pages, published 6/28/2020

Jamsphere Indie Music Magazine May 2020 – FEATURED THIS MONTH – Manu Francois, Franco Esteve, Andy Pett, Kidd Clxoud, Dr Mikey, Don T’Ville, Max Mazzim, MuneyJunky SkitZo, C.T.F Deez Beatz, Gonetcha, Bruce Baker, Trig, Roman Avan – Jamsphere covers all news, reviews, interviews and events of the world’s top independent music artists from all genres. Every month we choose the cream of the crop for our magazine, ready for digital download or to…
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Will Diehl – “Days of Summer” – Fiery tones and otherworldly shades are perfectly placed http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/will-diehl-days-of-summer-fiery-tones-and-otherworldly-shades-are-perfectly-placed http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/will-diehl-days-of-summer-fiery-tones-and-otherworldly-shades-are-perfectly-placed#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 13:20:51 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40687 What is remarkable about Will Diehl is not simply that he’s one of the finest, thoughtful underground singer-songwriters around, but the fact that over the course of his career, he has staying true to his essential folk-rock and Americana core while, incredibly, continuing to break new ground. Now on his latest album, “Days of Summer”, we get to hear the most celestial and melodious vocals he’s ever committed to record. The songs themselves blend elements of pop, folk and even jazz and psychedelic rock, to produce an otherworldly, yet intimate set.

As always the lyrics, focused and penetrating, deft, emblematic and carefully crafted, show Diehl to be a real observer in the truest sense. A writer whose eye for telling detail and innate sense of language, has once again produced verses that, stripped of the music, could easily find a life of their own on the printed page. But that’s only part of the story…

Will Diehl’s voice is made for story and verse, and these last few months of awkward and uncertain living conditions due to Covid-19, have certainly fueled Will’s fervent storytelling aptitude. “Sitting and staring out the window, like everything you miss exists outside. Stopping in your tracks, you still hear footsteps. Memories and myths and truths collide,” is how he opens the album with the song, “Spin”. The eloquent keys and guitars are joined by the affecting cello of Cremaine Booker to produce a moving piece.

This is followed by the lead single, and title track, “Days of Summer”, which features Lydia Salnikova of backing vocals and B. Oss on drums, in an oscillating organic arrangement. “Inside dreaming of the days of summer. May those days return to your life soon,” sings Diehl. His airy voice floating on an astral plane.

On the contrary, “Wash Your Hands”, rides on steady rhythm and a gritty down to earth vocal. “Wash your hands, or we’re all gonna die. Wash your hands, don’t stick them in your eye,” sings Will, completing the survival instructions on the spacey “Soft Yellow Light”:  “Step this way, there’s a line on the floor. Keep your space, stand in line. Only one at a time.”

This is an exceptional album by Will Diehl, and very different than anything that he has done before. “Clouds” is soulfully embellished by the saxophones and flutes of Ofer Peled, while Lydia Salnikova’s backing vocals again supply superb support for Will’s heartfelt lead melody. This slow-burner, is one of the best tracks of the bunch.

“There are no masks within this room, nothing to see. Don’t tread on me. We’ll drink another Kool Aid to destiny. Yeah hey you’re only human,” leads in the poignant “Only Human” which features Annie Leeth on violin. Every line casts an indelible image, as the haunting vocals and the sweeping orchestration completes the atmospheric arrangement.

The album closes with another standout track – the intense “Say Their Name” – with Will Diehl again handling guitars, keyboards and lead vocals, which he does across the entire album.

“It’s time to go, but we can’t leave. There’s so much noise that I can’t hear you now. There’s so much sorrow, we can’t grieve…” The guitars are abrasive and fierce, while Will’s voice soars with emotion and energy. Fiery tones and otherworldly shades are perfectly placed to create this masterpiece.

While each song stands on its own, it’s in listening to the album, “Days of Summer”, in its entirety that you will discover the true beauty and real craftsmanship of Will Diehl. A brilliant work. Will’s voice is in fine shape and the instrumentation is beautiful. This is a captivating album, with an extremely relatable narrative and sounds authentically refreshing in this age of easily disposable music.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITE – FACEBOOKALBUM

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Joemayk – “What Fate Holds” – a signature riff, a memorable story, and standout melody http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/joemayk-what-fate-holds-a-signature-riff-a-memorable-story-and-standout-melody http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/joemayk-what-fate-holds-a-signature-riff-a-memorable-story-and-standout-melody#respond Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:46:44 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40683 The new single, “What Fate Holds”, by Joemayk, provides exactly what we’ve come to know and love about this artist – a mellifluous mix of Americana-Rock flavored music with excellent musicianship, heartfelt lyrics and a soul-searching vocals. Joemayk is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and music producer of Venezuelan origin, who currently resides in London, UK. The thing that is most impressive, is the artist’s musical growth. Really, Joemayk was a sublime musician before this recording, but the depth of the vocal harmonies and the intricacy in each instrument, as well as the arrangement and chord progressions on this single, is what makes it so good. The piece is just as intense musically as his previous recordings, but smoother, more relaxed and more confident than anything else he has done.

It’s just beautiful how “What Fate Holds” starts out so quietly and builds to being filled with yearning and a beautiful organically layered instrumental. Joemayk never gets repetitive in his releases. Each new song always presents a signature riff, a memorable story, and standout melody.

This is again the case with the new single. “What Fate Holds” is almost also, a fitting title for the wide-reaching textures that make up the sound of the latest record, and it does an elegant job showing off Joemayk’s fine-tuned modern rock aesthetic.

What makes “What Fate Holds” so compelling however, is that it’s just as interested in upholding and reassuring the typical genre convictions in contemporary rock as it is interested in defying and bending them.

There are elements of folk, country and pop wired carefully into the easy-flowing rock groove of “What Fate Holds”. At the center of it all is Joemayk’s ear-warming vocals, and a catchy singalong tune. This is followed by a surprise synth solo, which gives yet another sonic twist to the song.

Both the musical and vocal arrangements are airtight and performed with brio. Joemayk has developed an aesthetic that’s immediately identifiable, particularly in comparison to the sound-alike pop-rock artists currently populating radio playlists.

Joemayk’s spirited performance also helps elevate the material, making “What Fate Holds” a pretty terrific record in its own right. This is a track by an artist with a fully realized point of view and considerable confidence in his technical skill. And that confidence is most certainly earned.

“What Fate Holds” just more proof that Joemayk is very, very good at what he does. Moreover he is an effortless singer, who has a deceptively rich vocal tone that lends itself well to his compositions, regardless of whether they’re ballads or up-tempo pieces. This is a song that showcases a comprehensive spectrum of ideas, attitudes, and perspectives.

Joemayk’s music is about inclusion, about feeling welcome in a world that may at times feel inflexible and impenetrable. If modern rock wants to embrace a genuinely talented artist who can sing and play with both skill and conviction, write memorable lyrics without pandering to his audience, and project an effortless charm along with authenticity, then Joemayk fits that description perfectly.

OFFICIAL LINKS: MUSIC STREAMSITUNESFACEBOOKINSTAGRAM

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Monet Esbee – ‘Gone 2.0’ – Good music, empowering lyrics, and feel good vibes! http://jamsphere.com/news/monet-esbee-gone-2-0-good-music-empowering-lyrics-and-feel-good-vibes http://jamsphere.com/news/monet-esbee-gone-2-0-good-music-empowering-lyrics-and-feel-good-vibes#respond Tue, 23 Jun 2020 01:05:59 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40678 Good music, strong, empowering lyrics, feel good vibes – these are all components of the newly released single by artist Monet Esbee. The single, Gone 2.0, is a remake of another song released by Monet several years earlier, Tabanca, a sound that was ahead of its time. With new vocals, instrumentation and mixes, Gone 2.0 is getting a whole new life coupled with a new audience.

From the Bahamas originally, Monet has been writing songs for more than 10 years, putting pen to paper for various indie artists in the US as well as other parts of the world. Some of her most recent work involved new collaborations with the super talented, multi-genre producer, SYNTHETIKREAL.

Together, Monet has been featured on two (2) of his releases alongside other artists from around the world. Give It To Me – a Pop/Reggae fusion, features Monet Esbee & Yael (from Jamaica), Vaya Con Dios, is a Caribbaeton record (mix of Caribbean music/Reggae and Reggaeton) featuring Monet & Matias (from Colombia).

Monet and SYNTHETIKREAL (SR) have been working together on music since 2018, in addition to her features, the producer created the remake – Gone 2.0. SR has also created several of the songs on Monet’s upcoming project, an EP called It’s All About M.E. scheduled to be released mid-July 2020. The EP features an eclectic mix of sounds, something both Monet and SR are known for – fusing together different genres to make an epic song.

In true Monet form, the songs all encompass the subject of female empowerment, with songs that make you dance, make you feel/reflect and stick with you long after the music ends. The project will be released on all major, global digital outlets. To stay up to date on the release and all other Monet Esbee music, be sure to follow her journey on social media – Monet Esbee on all platforms.

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Gasner The Artist has packed his album full of brilliance, depth, emotion and entertainment http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/gasner-the-artist-has-packed-his-album-full-of-brilliance-depth-emotion-and-entertainment http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/gasner-the-artist-has-packed-his-album-full-of-brilliance-depth-emotion-and-entertainment#respond Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:12:20 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40670 The singer and songwriter known as Gasner The Artist has released his latest self-titled Country album, “Gasner The Artist”, which has been proudly released independently, with the support of Belak Consulting music company. Raised on R&B and Motown legends, while being inspired by country stars, when you hear Gasner The Artist sing, it is undoubtedly him, no one else sounds like this at all in Country. He has such a distinctive vocal and it has such a warm, friendly, rich and soulful tone that he could sing the phone book and you would be impressed. After listening to the album a number of times, I’ve got to say that the production has surrounded the singer with sonic elements that focuses on his strengths, and at the same time, gives radio something fresh and exciting to play.

Gasner The Artist’s easygoing, positive personality permeates the album. His vocals are authentic Country Soul and R&B, while the band complements his voice rather than overtake it. The album, “Gasner The Artist” is much more than a collection of great songs done well.

This is an album that should be considered as a whole. Its message is consistent and timely, from the first song to the last. From when the album opens with the frisky and romantic groove of “Re-up”, Gasner The Artist showcases his storytelling skills. He takes his lessons in life and love, and turns them into catchy songs with his rugged, soulful twang.

Sonically speaking, Gasner The Artist mixes in an emotional gospel-tinged twist, on sadder songs, like “Last Song About You”, which drips with hurt and sorrow, like the most memorable weepers of our time. The track also showcases some beautifully layered backing harmonies.

The album’s third track, “Drankin About You” is one of the most captivating songs in Gasner The Artist’s repertoire. The minute he sings the mid-tempo ballad, it shines a light on his buttery rich baritone’s best qualities. The emotive nature to his voice is what gives Gasner The Artist his unique connection to audiences.

The longer Gasner The Artist keeps it slow and soulful, the harder it will be for you to resist his vocal charms. So “Wear Her Dress” tells yet another sentimental narrative, which too, showcases the nuances and strengths of the singer’s stunning vocal cords on a slow-burner.

Gasner The Artist is an easy going, charming performer who can light up a room with his voice, especially when he is riding a hip-swaying groove like “Same Old 2 Step”. There is also an intensity to his performance on “Let Me” which only the very best artists in any genre are able to achieve. When Gasner The Artist sings this style of song it really feels like he is in the room with you.

Gasner The Artist’s vocals are simply superb on “Naked”, driving it forward with style, power and panache. The vivid use of the lyrics and the cadence of words, to create a resonating melody are a feature of this song, and an indication that we are listening to a very special performance here.

A big beat thumps behind Gasner The Artist’s strong, clear vocals and lyrical wisdom. There is something of an every-man quality about him, the epitome of a guy from just outside Nashville, Tennessee – a polite, well-mannered man, eager to please.

Gasner The Artist has packed this album full of brilliance, depth, emotion and entertainment. There is no filler, no wasted songs, nothing is done under par. Every song tells a story and every lyric looks toward living life and love, in a better, bigger, and bolder way. There can be no doubt that this recording is poised to blow everything else in its category right out of the water.

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Bruce Baker – “I Am Your Healer” – The musical artistry of this project is ultra-excellent! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/bruce-baker-i-am-your-healer-the-musical-artistry-of-this-project-is-ultra-excellent http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/bruce-baker-i-am-your-healer-the-musical-artistry-of-this-project-is-ultra-excellent#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:47:00 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40660 Bruce Baker was 12 years old when he wrote his first song, entitled People Do It Everyday”. He was attending Progress Village Elementary at the time, and this was just the beginning for him. At age 15 the young singer recognized that he was called by God to minister in the anointing of melody when he entered into a church singing contest and won. As he got older Bruce struggled with eating disorders, family issues and drug addictions that seemed like it would take his life. “I was addicted to drugs for 10 years, but God delivered me from Heroin and Cocaine and here I am today,” says the singer-songwriter. “My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Both of them have been completely healed by the healing power of God,” he concludes.

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Bruce Baker brings the single, “I Am Your Healer” to life, after being in ministry for 12 years. “I see God as the Great Physician. He can heal your mind, your body, your finances, your drug addictions, and so much more,” says Bruce. “Through this song I hope others can see Him through my eyes and regain confidence that it is not over and the best is yet to come.”

“I Am Your Healer” is a big track at a time when it seems that producers and record executives seem eager to liquefy music – and especially music made by black artists – down to a size where it can be diluted in a bowl of dirty water.

Most of the complaints listeners have about genres geared toward the urban demographic, is that so much of the music seems so shallow – shallow thematically, shallow artistically, and shallow creatively. Values aspiring to make commercially appetizing music, rather than aspiring to strive for greatness may be the root of this shallowness – but some listeners have begun noticing.

Bruce Baker has no time for shallowness. From beginning to end, “I Am Your Healer” is as deep and powerful as the God that all the members of Bruce’s family have so relished in.

This is the type of record that legendary mainstream, secular writers and producers would have created if they worshipped the Lord, and specialized in praising Him. Bruce ensures that his listeners won’t have to wait long to be surrounded by the wall of beautiful sound and inspiring words.

I Am Your Healer

The track kicks off with a poignant piano intro, allowing Bruce to slide in gently with his soul-searching voice. The power in “I Am Your Healer” comes from Bruce Baker’s nuanced vocals, the tight, building instrumentation, and the inspiring narrative:

“When you have gave all that you can give, and there is nothing left for you to get. When you have prayed all that you can pray, and the intercession you have made somehow seems to be delayed. Just remember these words that I say. I am your Healer, your precious Redeemer. A very present help, in the midst of the storm.”

The musical artistry of this project is ultra-excellent. The ballad styled orchestration offers a rich blend of R&B, pop and rock flavors to the track, allowing Bruce Baker to flow with his distinctive vocals in a dynamic musical ambiance which transcends genres. Don’t be surprised if this soulful, infectious tune makes the rounds of smash hit cuts this year.

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INTERVIEW: Award-winning Belgian Artist Eric Bettens talks about “HORIZON” and other stories! http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-award-winning-belgian-artist-eric-bettens-talks-about-horizon-and-other-stories http://jamsphere.com/twentyquestions/interview-award-winning-belgian-artist-eric-bettens-talks-about-horizon-and-other-stories#respond Sun, 21 Jun 2020 16:02:11 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40633 Eric BETTENS is a Belgian artist, passionate about this music which has shaped his life from a very young age. Today, in addition to write soundtracks for films and the composition of instrumental and orchestral works, he combines electronic and acoustic instruments with sounds captured in nature to compose eclectic and original works which have won him numerous prestigious awards. Often asked to perform large “light and sound” concerts Eric Bettens mixes various disciplines and techniques with his music (videos, pyrotechnics, lasers, lights, dance …) in order to offer his audience a varied and quality visual.  Pictures of concerts are available here: https://www.ericbettens.com/shows  and videos here:  https://bit.ly/2YeTTfu – https://bit.ly/3eZRa04

Eric Bettens produced 5 albums : DISCOVERY (2006), ENTRE CIEL ET MER (2009) EMPREINTE (2012) et ANTARCTIC ODYSSEY (2014). HORIZON (2020). Unlike the first 4 albums, in which the content reveals a subtle mix of acoustic and electronic instruments, HORIZON is exclusively focused on “vintage electronic” sounds  and will take you into a huge retro-futuristic fresco through an exclusively “vintage-electronic” atmosphere so dear to Jarre, Vangelis or other specialists in kind. In this album you will find synthesizers from the 70s to the present day, incorporating other electronic instruments such as the Theremin, the vocoder or the stylophone. You can discover the new album HORIZON here: https://smarturl.it/ericbettens

  1. Can you tell us a little bit about where you come from and how you got started making music?

Eric Bettens: I come from Belgium and I I started studying music at the age of 7, first the trumpet and percussion. But it was around the age of 15 that I became interested in electronic music and the world of synthesizers. Since then, I have worked on both side, classical orchestral music, film music and in electronic music.

  1. Have you had formal training or are you self-taught?

Eric Bettens: As I said just before, I started studying the basics of music from my childhood. I learned the trumpet and the percussion. The urge to compose music came a little later, when I discovered synthesizers. It was very simple things first, then I started putting my music on a few short films (the first was in 2001). The same year, I won a composition competition held at a documentary film festival related to the ocean. At this point, I was self-taught in the field of composition. It was only in 2011, after having composed a lot of music for films, albums, concerts, that I started a master’s degree in classical writing and composition at the Conservatory.

  1. Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?

Eric Bettens: Synth music artists like Jarre, Vangelis, were clearly my first influences. Also some soundtracks, (Terminator 2 by Brad Fiedel, The Rock by Hans Zimmer)

  1. What do you feel are the key elements in your music that should resonate with listeners?

Eric Bettens: Emotion, travel, sound space, discovery

  1. For most artists, originality is first preceded by a phase of learning and, often, emulating others. What was this like for you? How would you describe your own development as an artist and music maker, and the transition towards your own style?

Eric Bettens:  I of course made some covers or imitations to make my hand, trying to get as close as possible to the original, but I also listened to a lot of music, in many genres to try to analyze the structures, sounds, timbres and very quickly, I tried to develop my own style, mixing acoustic and electronic sounds, adapting classical writing principles to electronic music, etc. It is this side that interests me, and that I work from the beginning. I also think that the style of an artist is never fixed, but on the contrary, that it evolves over time according to everything that the artist feeds as he goes along.

  1. What’s your view on the role and function of music as political, cultural, spiritual, and/or social vehicles – and do you affront any of these themes in your work, or are you purely interested in music as an expression of technical artistry, personal narrative and entertainment?

Eric Bettens: As soon as Man began to express himself through drawings in the caves, he drew musicians. According to eras, regions, customs, music can be a means of communication, of diversification, of bringing people together, of vector of emotions. When a people disappears, we have their culture. So I think that beyond its role of artistic and emotional expression, music has a real role in witnessing our existence.

  1. Do you ever write a song with current musical trends, formulas or listener satisfaction in mind, or do you simply focus on your own personal vision and presuppose that it will be appreciated by a specific audience?

Eric Bettens: I think this is the eternal question of creators: do I do what I want, or do I format myself to please as many people as possible? We can oscillate between these two extremes but in my case, and more and more, I want to make the music that I like, the one that makes me vibrate, because the truth of emotion will be found there. It is a question of authenticity.

  1. Could you describe your creative processes? How do you most often start, and go about shaping ideas into a completed musical piece? Do you usually start with a rhythm, a narrative in your head, or a melody?

Eric Bettens:  The process is different depending on the type of project. If it is film music, or an electronic project, I create my sound palette, decide on the main lines and I compose live while playing. I thus record a track, then another, etc…If it is a classic, orchestral project, there is a different reflection, a search for themes using a staff sheet and a pencil, this allows me to better reflect on the timbres, the instruments that I choose, harmony, orchestration … it is only when the big ideas (or even a large part of the piece) is written on paper that I encode my music in the software to benefit from the contributions of IT.

  1. What would you consider a successful, proud or significant point in your career so far?

Eric Bettens:  Each end of the project is a personal success, and I’m proud of it, proud to have had the idea, to make it happen, to share it. Each project is a step towards the next project, a milestone in the career.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which 5 keywords would you personally use to describe what you and your music is all about?

Eric Bettens: Sound diversity, journey, deep, soundtrack, vintage electronic

  1. If the name Eric Bettens came up in a conversation among music fans, alongside which other current artists would you most like to be associated with in that conversation?

Eric Bettens: From Jarre to Stravinsky, from Beethoven to Vangelis, from Palestrina to Hans Zimmer, what matters to me is the way in which the composer manages emotion and shares it with his audience. I cannot limit myself to one or two artists because from the moment everyone has something interesting to say, he can influence, consciously or not, other people. But I would feel particularly flattered if during a conversation my name was associated with one of those mentioned above

  1. Where do you do most of your recording and production work? And is that where you recorded your new album “Horizon”?

Eric Bettens:  Most of my projects are created, recorded and mixed in my own studio. For the mastering of the album, I worked with the Streaky Mastering studio in London. I paid particular attention to the choice of sounds and mixing, and for mastering, I wanted a large, wide sound that respects the work that had been done upstream.

  1. What were the main compositional, performance and production challenges you came across on the new album?

Eric Bettens: From the start of the project, I had set myself two constraints: the first was to choose my sound palette from vintage sounds, so I used a lot of virtual legendary instruments (like minimoog, ARP2600, the moog modular, …). I also used some vintage hardware synths, and some more modern plugins (Zebra, Seaboard); the second constraint was that I wanted the whole album to be able to be listened to as a single track, to take the listener on a journey for a little more than 50 minutes. I have a classical music formation, and I really wanted to build this album as a symphonic suite, with relations between sounds and the different movements.

  1. Is there a particular song in the new album, on which you feel you delivered your most perfect performance, technically and emotionally, and which came out even better than you initially expected?

Eric Bettens: As I said just before, the album was designed as a single musical suite and each track has its particularity, its place in the story told in this album. To isolate one of the titles is like to remove it from its context. The title that is most in “format” would surely be the radio edit version of TOO FAR TO TALK (track 12). I also have a small preference for SO MANY STARS (track 5) or JULY 20, 1969 (track3) which is the first title which was composed for this album, and which gave its color to the whole.

  1. On the flipside, is there a track on the album that you keep thinking you should have done differently in some way or another?

Eric Bettens: The album has just been released, I worked on it until the last moment and I can say that at this moment, it is exactly as I imagined it. Maybe in the future, I will have another opinion, but the new ideas will be for the next project 😉

  1. How long did it take you to complete the entire album – from its conception to its release – and which phase took up the most of your time?

Eric Bettens: About a year, the composition and premixing phase were done simultaneously, which gave me a very good idea of ​​the final result. Then the mixing also took the time necessary for each sound to be in its place

  1. What are some of the most important tools, software and/or instruments you used in creating your sound on the new album?

Eric Bettens: I work mainly on Logic Pro. In terms of instruments, I used the Arturia suite, the Zebra, Korg MS-20, Yamaha CS-15, and Roli Seaboard. I also used the Theremin and the Stylophone.

  1. Does the album have a central narrative theme, or are the songs just loosely connected? What message are you ultimately trying to communicate with new album “Horizon”?

Eric Bettens: The album was created to be streamed in one time and the continuous track available online or in gift with the physical CD is the best way to discover the album. “HORIZON” is a sound fresco, an incredible journey through space and time. It is therefore a journey from Earth with the first title (LEAVING) to the most distant object ever created by Man (Voyager). A “Continuous Play” version has also been created, chaining the 11 tracks of the album linked together by new transitions. “Set off from life on Earth and join the most distant earth object by calling on the moon, rubbing shoulders with the stars, passing through the ramparts of light while playing “space game”. But even if you are too far away to speak, your silence will speak for itself. Have a nice trip”

  1. You have highlighted the importance of the choice of sounds and mixing, how are you going to transpose all this on stage?

Eric Bettens:  During my concerts, I like to offer a lot of visuals to spectators, that’s why the play of light is carefully studied, as well as lasers, pyrotechnics, video. With HORIZON, I still want to go further to immerse the public in the journey. With 3D sound and other visual surprises

  1. What do you find most rewarding about what you do? And do you have a specific vision or goal set in your mind that you would like to achieve in the near future?

Eric Bettens: When you create a work and share it with the public, it comes to life, it no longer belongs to you. So I hope that this new album will sail towards a Horizon as close as possible to the one I had in mind since the beginning of the composition process

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Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers – “The Deepest Experience” – This is resonating soul food! http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/anthony-nelson-the-overcomers-the-deepest-experience-this-is-resonating-soul-food http://jamsphere.com/newreleases/anthony-nelson-the-overcomers-the-deepest-experience-this-is-resonating-soul-food#respond Sat, 20 Jun 2020 16:31:00 +0000 http://jamsphere.com/?p=40627 Counting 5 Billboard hit songs, listeners from all over the globe, appearances in major media publications and inclusion on Spotify’s Discover Weekly and New Christian Friday playlists, Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers – an American contemporary Gospel group from the Baton Rouge metropolitan area – has been praising the ways of God since 2015, via the incredible music that they create. The project includes singers: Melini Redditt, Penny Jones, Lynn B. Lacey, Shalandra “Dee” Irvin, Michael Burnett, Anthony Nelson and Felton Brown. While the band comprises: Anthony Nelson (Keyboard, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3), Robert Hooker (Bass, drums), Josue E.R. Torres (Acoustic guitar, bass, double bass), David Scott (Drums, percussion) and Michael Hilbun (lead guitar, acoustic guitar). Their latest EP release is “The Deepest Experience”, and it’s a stunner.

If you have disdained modern Christian “praise and worship” music for some time, and thought it was the repetitive lyrics of the Psalms, over and over, showing little creativity, with unimaginative repetitious, ramblings, Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers will change that forever.

The songwriting is incredible on “The Deepest Experience”. All of the songs come from a very personal need to tell a story or portray a message. These are not generic songs that sound like every other Christian song. Mix that with a throaty, passionate, pitch-perfect voices, and this project is very hard to resist.

The EP opens with the soaring “Awesome Mighty” which will lift you into the gargantuan heavens. Luscious instrumentation and thickly layered vocal harmonies will pierce any aural resistance you may have, so just open your soul and let this tune in. “Empty” takes a slower more poignant approach as it builds its narrative and the power of its message. This is resonating soul food, embellished with copious falsettos and mind-blowing backing vocals.

Each song in this collection has lots of encouraging spiritual content. The musical arrangements are absolutely top notch. And by turn, the lead singer – which changes from male to female vocals – has a voice that touches the heart. This is really excellently produced Christian music that is so hard to find nowadays.

“We Adore You (Remix)”, again brings the powerful female vocals to the fore, in an ascending performance that climaxes on every chorus. A gender switch occurs again on the sublimely sung “Surrender”, where the male lead vocalist forges his craft with a technically insuperable execution.

When considering the juggernaut groups of contemporary Gospel music, Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers must be foremost in the conversation. Ever since their debut, the group has churned out an impressive catalog of releases.

With their latest, “The Deepest Experience”, they carry on their success. The record focuses its theme on making Jesus the driving force behind everything a Christian does and tackles different perspectives on this. “Glory” is absolutely euphoria-inducing, as the music and the ravishing female vocals mold and service the worshipping lyrics in the most captivating ways.

The EP ends with another spectacular female vocal performance on “You Alone”. From track one, this recording strings the songs together in a nice run that unpacks more and more with each listen. In many respects, “The Deepest Experience” is more than just a fantastic EP, it’s an indispensable record as far as bringing Jesus back to his rightful place.

Smooth, uplifting and moving this is Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers’ intimate prayer of love and adoration to Jesus, made public. Each line and phrase is intentional, without a single note wasted.

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