JamSphere https://jamsphere.com The Indie Music Magazine & Radio Network! Mon, 27 Sep 2021 21:58:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Keef Louda & Mad-Man/Da-God – “Taj” – inspired by New York Knicks player Taj Gibson! https://jamsphere.com/news/keef-louda-mad-man-da-god-taj-inspired-by-new-york-knicks-player-taj-gibson https://jamsphere.com/news/keef-louda-mad-man-da-god-taj-inspired-by-new-york-knicks-player-taj-gibson#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 21:58:08 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48074 This track sets the tone for Gemini Season: The After Math! Keef Louda & Mad-Man/Da-God display diverse lyrics & styles to accommodate the Gemini feel. The song was inspired by New York Knicks player Taj Gibson for his tenacity on the court as well as his blue collar work ethic during the 20/21 season. The semi dark melodic sounds adds to the NYC vibe. Be sure to download & listen to Gemini Season: The After Math…you won’t be disappointed.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram
@godgang_mm
Spotify
Gemini Season: The After Math https://open.spotify.com/album/2IRrRYdLeoafBAGg7xdLXf
Soundcloud
https://m.soundcloud.com/mad-man-da-god
Youtube
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC-pds2SfSWVvNwN074pD4Pw
Where To Buy Music
https://music.apple.com/us/album/gemini-season-the-after-math-ep/1581856300

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Thug$tyle – “Pull U Down” is based on real life experiences https://jamsphere.com/news/thugtyle-pull-u-down-is-based-on-real-life-experiences https://jamsphere.com/news/thugtyle-pull-u-down-is-based-on-real-life-experiences#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 20:23:59 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48071 “Pull U Down” was personally created, based on the facts of real life experiences of when u get to the top; accompanying goals gotta be thorough cause people will try to “pull u down” even when you’re close. We get one life to live, live it right. It could be enough, gotta remain with the ability to focus.” – Thug$tyle

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram – @mr.thugstyle
Facebook – Morris Pardue “or” Thug$tyle
Spotify – Thug$tyle
Soundcloud – Thug$tyle
Youtube – Geno Giddings Mind Games Ft. Thug $tyle
Email me: threepointersbankn@gmail.com

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Ryan Gacy – “Green Light” is looking for change! https://jamsphere.com/news/ryan-gacy-green-light-is-looking-for-change https://jamsphere.com/news/ryan-gacy-green-light-is-looking-for-change#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 19:06:12 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48067 This song is about change. I have moved around a lot and it’s never easy to live somewhere you have been for a second. Change is difficult but necessary. Even just emotional change or change in behavior. The beauty of certain electronic genres inspired me to write the song. After it was written, I reached out to get the feature. I play 3 instruments and love many genres of music. I feel like this song shows my versatility and helped me release some demons. When we’re at a red light all we want is for it to change. So this is my song “Green Light”.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/KingGacy/
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/track/6IXiFrpLW6WRCrFaUQhApK
Website
https://ryangacy1.bandcamp.com/
Soundcloud
https://m.soundcloud.com/user-670308647/sets/the-reckoning
YouTube
https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCG_DDm3UhVh4KB2LGJiAo8A?feature=gws_kp_artist&feature=gws_kp_artist
Where To Buy Your Music
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/ryan-gacy/1543534511

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NEON PALMS by The Safety Word : Hazy analogue synthesizers, eerie nostalgia and moody lofi beats https://jamsphere.com/news/neon-palms-by-the-safety-word-hazy-analogue-synthesizers-eerie-nostalgia-and-moody-lofi-beats https://jamsphere.com/news/neon-palms-by-the-safety-word-hazy-analogue-synthesizers-eerie-nostalgia-and-moody-lofi-beats#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 18:31:06 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48063 The Safety Word are an electronic duo from Melbourne Australia their works are inspired by dream pop, chill wave and trip-hop sensibilities. The band consists of core song writing team John Rousvanis on (vocals/electric guitar) and Simon Quinn (laptop/keys) who either play as a compact duo unit or expand the band’s sound with an assortment of guest musicians for unique performances. Their sound can be described as down-tempo electronica with a twist of trip-hop and future R & B. Thrown into the blender are soulful vocals, abstract guitar, deep bass and ambient synth soundscapes.

The Safety Word dropped the instrumental album ‘Neon Palms’ on Friday 24th September. This release came from a challenge that synth player/programmer Simon Quinn took on during May and June this year where he had to create 100 songs over 10 weeks. Each week he produced 10 songs and created an album which he posted as a private Soundcloud link to share with their fans. Simon stated that “This was a really beneficial challenge to undertake, it stretched my creative abilities as a producer and taught me a lot about the process of songwriting and song production. I feel like I took my creativity to the next level during the 10 week period.”

These lofi albums were met with an overwhelming positive response from their fans. People kept messaging them and were asking when these tracks were going to get a proper release. The tracks from this album are a collection of some of the best songs from the one hundred tracks that were produced during this time. John the guitarist/singer of The Safety Word laid down some of his signature style guitar work to four of the tracks which added a nice soulful organic texture to these creations. His guitar lines were all recorded during one session which happened on the eve of a lockdown so there wasn’t any room for retakes. When asked about the intention of these recordings John stated “We really want these songs to wrap the listener in a cocoon of sound and positively transform their emotions.”

The songs are designed to help the listener relax and unwind and take their mind of the current state of the world. Smooth trip hop beats intersect with chillwave synth work to create these electronic dreamscapes. Whilst relaxing there is a sense of melancholy and darkness behind these songs with eerie field recordings interwoven throughout the album. Each track captures a distinct mood and whilst this is a chill album this is not your hippie aunt’s whale song music. Listening to the album brings to mind an instrumental Sigur Ros, Boards of Canada and the mellow sounds of Tycho, Fourtet and early Warp label recordings.

This is modern edgy chilled lofi, its music that could be played whilst studying, walking the dog, entertaining friends or gazing out the window on a rainy day. These songs are very accessible with plenty of memorable melodies throughout whilst still keeping a foot firmly in the experimental camp. This is an exciting album full of sonic surprises for the listener to discover as they dive through the chill melodies and lofi beats. Neon Palms releases on all digital platforms on Friday 24th September – 12 am New York time.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/thesafetyword/
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/thesafetyword/
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ACJc7XJoVM9j1HeuAtLRX
Website
www.thesafetyword.com
Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/the-safety-word
Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3jpmdjOz-ly6-LBAiDezHQ
Where To Buy Your Music
https://thesafetyword.bandcamp.com/

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Ashwi I is among the world’s best-selling and most influential indie music artists https://jamsphere.com/news/ashwi-i-is-among-the-worlds-best-selling-and-most-influential-indie-music-artists https://jamsphere.com/news/ashwi-i-is-among-the-worlds-best-selling-and-most-influential-indie-music-artists#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:45:45 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48059 Ashwi I, pronounced (Uh-Sh-Why-The-First)(born October 22, 1984) is an American/Trinidadian descent musician, singer, songwriter, choreographer, actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He first gained recognition by starring in the revised television series FAME with Debbie Allen: Fame series (2003); pursuing a career in music, after appearing on the series he later on left to further pursue his dreams of becoming a recording artist. That pursuit led Ashwi I to work as back up for artists such as Ashanti, Usher, Chris Brown, Fergie, Shaggy, The Roots, Craig David and many others. As an actor he has appeared on the HBO series “THE NIGHT OF” and the AMAZON movie “Finding Her”.

As a Singer/songwriter he was able to write for up and coming indie artists as well as tour and choreograph. Ashwi I had been writing original songs since the age of 6. In 2020 he finally had the opportunity of signing with indie label HRDRV, which is headed by the very talented singer/songwriter Michaela Shiloh. Ashwi I released his debut studio album “The Introduction ” in 2020, which made it on the US Billboard 200. Ashwi I achieved major critical success with several singles off of “The Introduction ” Bus Pass (2020), and commercial success with the single “Another Political Song” (2020) which speaks to the injustices going on in the Black community.

This song not only took the Billboard by storm but it came at a time where the death of George Floyd and political and racial injustice was at an all-time high. The song allowed Ashwi I to crossover to a whole new market and audience that was once closed off to the idea of what was being endured in the Black community and this song was used to bridge that gap. The success of the single “Another Political Song” and his album as a whole “The Introduction”, Ashwi I was nominated for Hrdrv ALBUM OF THE YEAR (2020) As an entrepreneur, Ashwi I founded Ashwi Entertainment where he creates music, songs, and choreography for every level of industry.

TV Shows, Recording Artist, Award Shows, Weddings and Corporate events. Ashwi I is among the world’s best-selling and most influential indie music artists, with over 25 years of stage and TV experience as well as records sold along with millions of streams worldwide, Ashwi I is ranked as the one of the highest-certified digital streaming artist in the United States by the RIAA. He has won countless Awards, HRDRV nominations, a record 2020 Stream Music Award, and two AE Awards.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram
@ashwi_the1st
Spotify
ASHWI I
Website
www.AshwiEntertainment.Com
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdAKbQYvVWxlauQ_h7OJBSA/featured
Where To Buy Your Music
http://hyperurl.co/ua1hqy

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James Kahu – New Single, “Tequila And Lime Lounge Mix” https://jamsphere.com/news/james-kahu-new-single-tequila-and-lime-lounge-mix https://jamsphere.com/news/james-kahu-new-single-tequila-and-lime-lounge-mix#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 16:12:12 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48056 Online music store CD Baby describes New Zealand musician James Kahu’s sounds as ‘Jazz funk rock’ and says he’s a phenomenal singer and bass player. James’ new single, Tequila And Lime Lounge Mix, is now available on all major online retail stores and is expected to increase this DIY artist’s popularity without any major label backing. Growing up in Auckland, New Zealand and playing the bass since he was fifteen, James is well-known in New Zealand for his six-string, fretless, left-handed bass with unique carvings on the body of the bass guitar.

It is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and there are only a handful around the world. After doing his time in the New Zealand military, James took a leap of faith, throwing himself into his own music while working in his covers band, playing gigs and doing session recordings. Through his own promotional efforts both locally and overseas, James has propelled his music onto the airwaves on Smooth Jazz radio stations in the USA, UK & Europe. James’ new single, Tequila And Lime Lounge Mix, is an infused mix of lizard lounge/ latin rock produced by multi-platinum Hip Hop producer, Jonathan Swole Dumas in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

James Kahu’s Website. www.jameskahu.com

Instagram
www.Instagram.com/jameskahu
Facebook
www.Facebook.com/jameskahu
Spotify
www.Spotify.com/jameskahu
Website
www.jameskahu.com
Soundcloud
www.Spotify.com/jameskahu
Youtube
www.YouTube.com/jameskahu
Where To Buy Your Music
https://music.apple.com/au/album/tequila-lime-remix-single/1577606153

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Chrissy – The heart of her work is her massive octave range, bright character and bubbly delivery! https://jamsphere.com/news/chrissy-the-heart-of-her-work-is-her-massive-octave-range-bright-character-and-bubbly-delivery https://jamsphere.com/news/chrissy-the-heart-of-her-work-is-her-massive-octave-range-bright-character-and-bubbly-delivery#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 15:42:58 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48052 With a lifetime of experience in the music and entertainment industries, Chrissy’s hybrid, multi-genre, thematic, colorful, and effervescent brand has been capturing audiences both young and old alike for a multitude of trusted and well-rounded years, having “paid dues” throughout the world of entertainment, working with the biggest and most legendary artists, producers, and legacy performers.

With a string of hits from TV shows (VH1, MTV, Fox, Oxygen, Nickelodeon, Disney, Bravo, USA, StarWorld Asia, Telemundo, & more), film (Showtime, Lifetime, Warner Brothers, etc), radio (Clear Channel/I Heart Music), jukebox companies (Touch Tunes), and video games (Red Bana, Music Monsters, EA Sports), Chrissy has always steadfastly and stalwartly offered a little something for everyone, spanning a cornucopia of moods, vibes, and classifications of music.

The heart of her work is her massive, diverse, sundry octave range, bright character, versatile, bubbly delivery, and her emotional connection when it comes to vocals, songwriting, producing, and arranging for both herself as well as the other artists she has written and produced hits for.

Legendary writers/producers Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and Walter Afanasieff (creds: Mariah Carey) have stated that Chrissy has the most distinctive, unique, and versatile voice of all time at Isina, and that her version of “Marshmallow World” is “the” definitive track.

Chrissy would like to thank the fans that have stood by her side while on both indie and major labels, and have “trusted the process”, as well as her own producer and mentor, Alex Greggs (credits: Michael Jackson, Nsync, etc) – And remember, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram
IG @PunkyChrissy
Facebook
www.Facebook.com/ChrissyOfficialMusic
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/7cKfZld1FApxS76GbmvXrS
Website
www.ReverbNation.com/ChrissyOfficialMusic
Where To Buy Your Music
https://music.apple.com/us/album/burning-bridges-single/1266142635

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Search Results – “Soft Landing” – an ability to create perceptive instrumental narratives! https://jamsphere.com/reviews/search-results-soft-landing-an-ability-to-create-perceptive-instrumental-narratives https://jamsphere.com/reviews/search-results-soft-landing-an-ability-to-create-perceptive-instrumental-narratives#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:52:27 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48048 Search Results is a project created by Vincent Horne and Bryce Tomaszewski, who are aspiring to become video game composers. Their project is multi-genre and primarily instrumental, but their main focus is creating electronic jazz and blues music. The duo have been hard at work for a little over a year and have released 5 full length albums and 5 EP’s since then, their 5th album was split into 2 portions “Soft Landing” and “Hidden Soul”. The songs on these albums sparkle with a myriad of tiny details but never lose their outlines; the structures are strictly shaped, but somehow feel loosely draped.

On “Soft Landing”, you will notice the way parts of the percussion gently shift timbre, how the roundness of the low end burrows for depth, or the rich resonant warmth of the keyboards, and the comfortable chill of the grooves. It’s easy to hear it all as pieces of stylized production. But for all its fleeting, daydream touches, the subtle melodies keep these songs, as accessible and enticing narratives. The poignant, unsung, and often understated melodic motifs weave their way across the instrumentals in an almost unnoticed fashion.

All of which helps make “Soft Landing” occupy a room as smartly as it does a pair of headphones. The album encompasses an eclectic selection of sounds that span across multiple genre boundaries including downtempo, electro-jazz, ambient and world music. The opening track, “What Angel”, sets a mysterious, mellow yet anticipative tone, underpinned by rolling percussion and waves of synth pads. It segues seamlessly into the second track, “Butterfly Kiss” which develops from a bright piano motif and a slapping mid-tempo drum beat.

The arrangement meanders and morphs throughout it’s almost 9 minute runtime. Switching from simple piano motifs to electro beats and classic sounding orchestrations. Search Results arrange their instrumentation to create multi-layered atmospheres, masterfully blending the calming timbres of the piano and strings, and contrasting them against blipping joyous synths and rhythmic patterns. The latter, is what they do on “Healing Powers”, adding strong Chiptune flavors for an almost gaming soundtrack experience.

“In Your Dreams” is a slow burner which initially maintains a pensive, downbeat vibe, building and gathering energy from within. Inflated with emotional intensity, the song will steadily seep into your subconscious, not least because the piano and the synth-pads are so poignantly beautiful. In fact, it just proves how well Search Results are able to tinker with their tools, wave the instrumental wand, and sweep our attentions away with their hypnotic productions. Ultimately it lulls you into a soothing trance from which there is no escape.

The basis of much of Search Results compositions on “Soft Landing” relies on the gentle buildup of tracks starting with one or two instruments and gradually incorporating layer after layer until the full intricacy and atmosphere of the track is realized. At the forefront of almost every track, is the dynamic sound of the piano, which on the final cut “The Misty Choral”, grabs front, back, left, right, and center stage with a repetitive motif that worms its way into your head.

Throughout this album, Search Results show they have a keen eye for detail – every drum pattern, synth lead or piano motif, is tweaked to aural perfection – and they also know how to actually instill atmosphere and vibe into their tracks. It’s those two elements, along with their ability to create perceptive narratives with their instrumentals that set Search Results above any fierce competition. Vincent Horne and Bryce Tomaszewski have the ability to calm and bring you to a serene, deep-thinking environment, yet their music is anything but boring or uninspired.

“Soft Landing” manages to gently grab hold of you from the start, and never let’s go until the end. For that alone, this recording is a recommended listen for any, and all lovers of focused and sophisticated instrumental music.

OFFICIAL LINKS: VINCENT HORNEBRYCE TOMASZEWSKISPOTIFY

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The Startin’ LineUp – “Summer League Madness 2” – one of the most entertaining collectives in hip-hop! https://jamsphere.com/newreleases/the-startin-lineup-summer-league-madness-2-one-of-the-most-entertaining-collectives-in-hip-hop https://jamsphere.com/newreleases/the-startin-lineup-summer-league-madness-2-one-of-the-most-entertaining-collectives-in-hip-hop#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:15:53 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48043 The Startin’ LineUp (TSL) a Chicago-based collective consisting of rappers, writers, producers, singers, engineers, & a DJ, have always been difficult to really pin down, as the project is a uniquely volatile prospect exploding with creativity, nostalgia and innovation, all at once. Their sounds are certainly varied, ambitious and full of old-time groove. Club-ready bangers lie hand-in-hand with moments of chilled smoothness, whilst the group journey towards finding the light at the end of each diverse musical tunnel they enter into. Jazzy flavors meet funk, soul and R&B leanings, through a widescreen hip-hop lens. And the results are stunningly ear-catching. You don’t know if you are in the future or the past. You only know that it sounds good.

In the summer of 2004, the group met while attending Iowa State University located in Ames, IA. What started as a friendship, grew into something bigger. Inspired by their shared love of music and basketball, what started as a friendship, grew into something bigger, which they eventually and almost inevitably, called The Startin’ LineUp. They initially released their debut album “The Tip-Off”, in 2006, then followed it up with their sophomore album release, “Full Court Vision”. After a 10 year hiatus TSL bounced back with the EP “Summer League Madness” in 2020, which featured the remaining four active members: Marcus ‘MNG’ Gray, Steven ‘Cy Fice’ Bryant, Quentin ‘DNQ’ Abraham, and Donald ‘DJ Partystarta’ Parker.

In 2021 The Startin’ LineUp are back to full strength on the brand new follow up EP “Summer League Madness 2”. The EP has DNQ dropping verses on the project, and also features Norwood, as well as added vocals by Ryanne, Riyona and Megan Stacy.

The opener, “Oh Well” ft. Megan Stacy, Ryanne Abraham & Norwwod, is electrifying, and without a shadow of a doubt one of the group’s best individual song to date. A lush, slow pulsating beat is met with killer verses from the rappers’, at their eye-bulging best, whilst the magnetic vocal hooks are equal parts soulful and infectious. Five minutes of pure bliss.

“Late Night Cruisin” ft. Megan Stacy makes sure the goodness doesn’t stop there. A super smooth and mellifluous wave of harmonious vibes inundate the atmosphere, as The Startin’ LineUp pull out their bag of delicious vocal tricks – from rapping to singing they’re totally on point. While underneath, the foundation of resonating piano and thumping drums beautifully drives the mid-tempo momentum.

“Vacation (Trip for 2)” ft. Norwood, Ryanne Abraham & Riyona Abraham, has a charming spontaneity about it, as TSL pluck dynamic voices and know where and how to frame their singular soliloquies. Swelling sweet harmonies aside, The Startin’ LineUp rarely lets you forget the rap part of their musical equation. Their raw powered rhyming has the ability to snake between each vocal harmony effortlessly. The EP closes with “All Night”, which aims straight for the dancefloor with an insistent beat and an urgent rap delivery.

The prime takeaway from this listening experience is that The Startin’ LineUp is one of the most entertaining collectives in hip-hop, consistently pushing the sonic boundaries in their style, sound, production and deliveries.

The ability to carry over consistent, and convincing rapping elements, while presenting such a lush variety of melodic sounds is truly terrific, and something that the group has obviously mastered at this point. Their unrelenting authenticity should soon make The Startin’ LineUp a widely loved collective. It’s hard to not be engaged and pulling for a group that is so genuine and talented.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITE – INSTAGRAM @thestartinlineup – TWITTER @startinlineup1 – FACEBOOK: The Startin Lineup

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The Emil Ågren Conspiracy – “Loving’s Hard” makes for a truly intoxicating listening experience https://jamsphere.com/newreleases/the-emil-agren-conspiracy-lovings-hard-makes-for-a-truly-intoxicating-listening-experience https://jamsphere.com/newreleases/the-emil-agren-conspiracy-lovings-hard-makes-for-a-truly-intoxicating-listening-experience#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 22:11:24 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48035 The Emil Ågren Conspiracy is the new project of 23 year-old singer-songwriter Emil Ågren, born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. Emil has been the lead singer and guitarist in bands such as The Old News and The Telegram.  The 3rd of September (2020) he released his debut solo single “Loving’s Hard” under the new project name. The single is a story-driven song which centers on the theme of love, and asks the question, if loving is easy, or actually really demanding. Emil’s debut album has already been recorded and is waiting to be released. The album will be – just as the single suggests – based upon acoustic-driven traditional singer-songwriter elements.

Straight off the bat, “Loving’s Hard” is a terrific record and a testament to the down-home cleverness of The Emil Ågren Conspiracy project. After all, how many other artists can still surprise and satisfy as much when they first break onto the scene? From start to finish, the song does a great job of capturing the nostalgia and wisdom of legendary songwriters without losing sight of the youthful tenacity and outspokenness that makes Emil unique.

The Emil Ågren Conspiracy’s debut single harbors pleasing musical characteristics and weighty lyrical ruminations. It seems almost superfluous to ponder whether Emil’s own experiences added any levels of emotional depth or resonance to the song; what is perhaps more pertinent is that the track pulsates with organic vigor, both musically and vocally. The acoustic-guitar strums drives the mid-tempo momentum, while Emil’s mellifluous croon dominates the melody.

Behind the folky psychedelia and pop melodicism, The Emil Ågren Conspiracy’s injects a slice of bouncy eccentricity and sing-along joy into the witty bittersweet narrative. It obviously helps matters that Emil Ågren’s writing is as pointed as some of the best in his field.

He actually sounds like one of contemporary music’s most perceptive lyricists – a rare feat for a newcomer. There is a focus, a defined outline, and ultimately the appearance of a songwriter who aims to be in charge of the music he releases.

Emil Ågren’s angular voice provides a poetic narration about love over the organic instrumental and rising harmonies, with just a drop of ear-warming retro sauce. “Loving’s Hard” is an atypical track for a scene inundated with loops, samples, hip-hop beats and auto-tune.

But this is exactly what makes the song rise above the noise. The record does not rely on modern-day recording tropes, but instead borrows from a time before. When alluring melodies, and immersive narratives dominated the industry.

If that overview makes you think “Loving’s Hard” is an outdated nostalgic trip, you are literally and technically wrong. Objectively, its sonic threads weave together a beguiling arrangement that actually defies categorization into any one musical compartment.

The simple elements used in the track, add up to a brilliant work full of confidence and ideas, all laid out on a canvas that is easy to digest. The way The Emil Ågren Conspiracy explores the limits of his artistic capabilities with such exuberance, thoughtfulness and disregard for the mainstream rules, makes for a truly intoxicating listening experience.

OFFICIAL LINKS: INSTAGRAMYOUTUBESPOTIFY

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Trapafara – “Toxic King” is capable of beguiling any crowd! https://jamsphere.com/newreleases/trapafara-toxic-king-is-capable-of-beguiling-any-crowd https://jamsphere.com/newreleases/trapafara-toxic-king-is-capable-of-beguiling-any-crowd#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 19:06:53 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48030 Chinedu Moses Chukwunta aka Trapafara, is a Nigerian – American rapper, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist, born to Nigerian in Delta State. He attended Urhobo College Effurun and relocated to America with the music. He was originally a commercial recording studio CEO (Young Money Records Nig.) and thus got the name De Boss. There is something that crackles in the air with a palatable energy when you first listen an exciting artist that you for some reason have not heard before. As you listen, you keep waiting for the missteps and weak points. But, then track after track they don’t come and your excitement builds with each passing fadeout until there are none. And, when you’re done and realize there are no missteps, no weak spots, no skippable tracks, just a great catalog of honest art that make you happy to hear it. Such was the case when I dived into Trapafara’s work.

Whether you’re a Generation X child who enjoys rap bars, or a Millennial who thrives on melodic R&B twists, you’ll find common ground in Trapafara’s music, and especially on his latest single “Toxic King”. Particularly musical and catchy, the single is wrapped up in a soulful croon, sitting alongside straight ahead rap flows. It stands apart from the crowd and moves its collage art to the forefront. Its broad scope and infectious sounds will soon capture your attention.

“I know what you want. I know how you like it. Come into my room Baby girl,” sings Trapafara. His intentions openly clear: “I put you in the mood. I take you to the moon baby. Come into my room.” Trapafara’s smooth tone and flow might even be enough to bring the Boomers into his fold.

All of which means his capable of beguiling any crowd with his talents. And he certainly knows how to please the women too: “She want slow stroking. Slow kissing and slow pushing.” A sprinkling of electric guitar within the instrumental is also a welcome surprise.

Trapafara’s ability to connect through his realness and musicality comes shining through on “Toxic King”. His storytelling on this record is both gripping and engaging, as he unfolds a tale of passion with someone else’s lady.

Trapafara is able to offer “Toxic King” as this unique hybrid between R&B and hip-hop, a combination very visible in today’s climate. Except Trapafara doesn’t need features to pull this off, though, as not only is his singing voice one-of-a-kind, but he’s also a sharply witted rapper with an innate sense of flow and confidence.

Trapafara has pieced together a brilliant sounding mosaic of influences on “Toxic King” as he continues to innovate and be nothing short of himself. He transitions fluidly between verse and chorus, rapping and transforming into a melody without the listener even noticing.

With this single, Trapafara establishes himself as one of the most adaptable and versatile performers out there. Every single one of his vast collection of talents is on full display here. “Toxic King” may just be his best work so far.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITESPOTIFY – TWITTER, FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM @trapafara</p

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Madi Simmons – ‘Making The Best Of My Time’ https://jamsphere.com/news/madi-simmons-making-the-best-of-my-time https://jamsphere.com/news/madi-simmons-making-the-best-of-my-time#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 15:16:09 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48027 Madi Simmons is known to have entered the performing scene at the age of 16. He started out playing the drums, songwriting and singing. Throughout his life, Madi’s key musical influences have been Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, John Bonham, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Mainly known for playing the drums and having a strong vocal delivery, Madi learned over the years to perfect that one drop among other styles, though as you will hear, his preference is to use his voice. He has toured quite a bit in the last 20 years, performing on stages from the Pacific Northwest, California, Hawaii, and from the Midwest to the West Coast.

Making The Best Of My Time’ was written last year. With so many trials and craziness going on, the artist was thinking of his life and how he can be the best version of himself. Actions always speak louder than words, so listen to this track and experience the emotion Madi put into it. The artist hopes that his fans will relate to this song and even get inspired while listening to it. Life is short and let’s make the best of what we have while being here.

Madi absolutely loves reggae. The inspirational uplifting vibrations, and seeing people dancing and leaving all the troubles behind makes him happy. The artist says that he needs to have a melody before he can write the lyrics to the song. However, not any melody will do, there has to be something in the feel of the music that will inspire him. Simmons managed to be voted as 2018’s top indie male reggae artist, a huge achievement to be expected of any artist with such captivating vocals, songwriting flair, and rhythm on the drums.

Madi is currently working on some tracks with a couple of producers from the UK, so fans should definitely get excited about that. The artist says that social media is a very useful tool to interact with different people. He also wants to thank his fans for their support and love. Listeners can already access a range of music by this artist on multiple platforms and can continue to connect with his work on social media. Madi Simmons is certainly one to watch in the reggae genre, bringing both meaningful messages and joy to any room that he performs in.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Facebook
http://facebook.com/vidizion
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3SQE1dVGhld5RE9qJHaFD1?si=ajUQVorqRV-72bzC4mxyNw
Website
https://topmusic.jp/product_info_english.php?products_id=3536
Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/madisimmons
Youtube
http://youtube.com/madisimmons2014
Where To Buy Music
https://madisimmons1.bandcamp.com/

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Lÿnx – “Long Live Rock n’ Roll” is some impressive stuff! https://jamsphere.com/reviews/lynx-long-live-rock-n-roll-is-some-impressive-stuff https://jamsphere.com/reviews/lynx-long-live-rock-n-roll-is-some-impressive-stuff#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 11:59:07 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48020 Connected by a shared love of 80s glam metal and hard rock, Lÿnx are a four-piece band currently based in Calgary. Formerly known as Lazer Blade, the project was formed during the 2020 pandemic, beginning as a collaboration between vocalist Lazer and lead guitarist Blade. The pair met due to their love for Lewis Capaldi’s song “Someone You Loved”. Blade stumbled onto Lazer’s existing cover of the track and the both realized that a team-up was in order, and immediately hit the studio to release their own rendition of the song. The positive feedback received induced them to pursue a long-term professional relationship, and led to them bringing in bassist Fangs and drummer Flash.

There’s a lot of music out there, and even though there isn’t as much rock and metal as there once was, there’s still enough out there to miss something good. Especially when it’s a fairly new band that releases a 6 song EP.

But Lÿnx has done things the old fashioned way, and it makes a difference on “Long Live Rock n’ Roll”. This is some impressive stuff. There’s obviously plenty familiar about them, but without sounding too much like anyone else. The songs are high quality. Cool riffs, super musicianship and enough melodic bombast to keep you listening.

The entire batch of tracks is a study in how to make classic rock and metal songs. Every song here is based on tight and explosive guitar riffs.  The drumming is dynamic and serves to drive the momentum of these songs with a deliberate vengeance. As such, it is closely followed by the thumping basslines.

All of which underline the flamboyant soar of the lead vocals. Laser’s vocals are particularly enticing, and they have that old-school anthemic scream and groove that rock and metal connoisseurs will really enjoy.

Lÿnx is an honest to goodness rock n’ roll band in a time when rock n’ roll needs just that. They offer up blistering guitar riffs and solos, melodic choruses, and high-energy performances that resemble the spirit of a time long gone by.

To put it simply, Lÿnx is everything real authentic rock n’ roll was, and should be.  And they are such right from the opening title track “Long Live Rock n’ Roll” which comes blasting out of the speakers. It only takes about 30 seconds into this song to realize that this band is the real deal.

Lÿnx stomp into “Irresistible” with the same wild abandon, before launching headlong into the racing mayhem of “Crazy Crazy World”. This track is begging to be played on a live stage. If anyone has doubts about this, or still thinks rock ’n’ roll is dead and gone, they need to do themselves a favor by pressing play on “Red Rocket”, where they’ll be greeted by a head banging rhythm and bone-crushing guitars. “Forged In Fire” showcases a more sophisticated side of Lÿnx.

While still maintaining all their relentless energy, the band unleash a radio ready anthem, layered with a wall of melodic guitars and powerful vocals on “Forged In Fire”, before closing the EP with a generous and scintillating cover of the Black Sabbath classic “Paranoid”.

The EP is extremely cohesive, fitting together piece by piece and leaving no room for fillers as it takes you on a hard rock journey that flows with ease and raw energy from its first track to its last.

The only criticism that can be levied against “Long Live Rock n’ Roll” is that it is too short. It could have contained four more tracks and would have been even more satisfying than it already is.  But that is the only thing that can be pointed out, and isn’t really a criticism as much as it is an egotistical observation.

Considering their relatively short residence in the public sphere, Lÿnx are already very savvy – giving audiences just enough to think about and enjoy, and plenty more to desire and lust after!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEFACEBOOKINSTAGRAMTWITTERYOUTUBE

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RCP Da Great – Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Business Owner https://jamsphere.com/news/rcp-da-great-artist-songwriter-producer-and-business-owner https://jamsphere.com/news/rcp-da-great-artist-songwriter-producer-and-business-owner#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 01:24:00 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48015 How you doing? Good. If you’re reading this right now, count 30 things you’re blessed for. It’ll make you feel better if you’re not feeling well and It’s a good spirit booster. My name is Ronnell Pritchett AKA RCP DA GREAT. I’m a rap artist/songwriter/producer and business owner of my very own record label that I recently just opened under an LLC called [“We Are On Next Entertainment ”]. I’m 33 years old with a beautiful wife and four amazing kids that I make sure I stay fully involved with in their lives and their curriculum activities. Trying to be the ideal family Man because I didn’t have that growing up so it made me want a family by the time I turned 18. I was born on the Westside of Detroit MI. Most of the time you hear about Detroit it involves guns. That’s the one childhood memory that made an everlasting impact on me that I’m going to openly share with you.

I was between the ages of 3-4 years old during this particular event. There were four of us there in the house where we stayed. Me, my older sister, My Momma and my Granny. I heard a few knocks at the front door. My Granny said “Who is it!?” It was somebody she knew because she opened the door after he said his name. She unlocked the chain and dead bolts from top to bottom and slowly opened the door. I’m in the living room shooting on my playschool rim that I got for Christmas. Out my peripheral vision; I’m watching Jordan on the TV ready to shoot again after his first successful free throw attempt and I see the extended barrel of a 44 mag. and I dropped my ball.

The world instantly started moving in slow motion. For anyone who doesn’t know. That’s when you can feel Death present on the scene along with Guardian angels. That’s the first time I felt the energies of higher beings. He demanded that we lay down on the floor. My Mom and Granny refused to do what he said. Luckily we stayed in a family flat and our neighbors upstairs called the police. The emotion I built up from that prior situation had made me have a loving caring attitude towards others just because of me experiencing that care and love from our neighbors and the law enforcement department.

We moved the next day from Detroit, MI to Lansing, MI because my aunt ( my mom’s sister) stayed there along with other members of our family. We stayed there from my k-6 school years. She kept me involved in sports and brain strengthening activities that helped me be disciplined. I was always pretty self-motivated to learn something new after building up that skill set. Everything I learned I always wanted to be the best at it. She put me in track & field, basketball, football, wrestling and I joined the swim team my 6th grade year. I knew after 6th grade I was going to be a professional athlete.

Me, my Mom and 3 other siblings; right before my 7th grade year had moved from Lansing, MI to Lake Orion, MI near Pontiac, MI. There were only 3 black kids including me out of 300 sum students. The best two school years of my life I must admit. My 7th grade year I played basketball, football and ran track. Beginning of 8th grade football season had got in a bad car accident with my Granny. We was sitting at a red light in her 2 door candy red Saturn. Trunk full of sales paper ads that we just packed in the trunk the night before because we all worked passing them out together. We were hit from behind by a big concrete truck. That paper saved our lives.

I had a slight concussion from the accident. The doctor told me if I wanted to file a lawsuit I can’t play football. I skipped out on the money. I ended up with another brain injury from football from getting run over but still making the tackle. I had a severe headache afterwards and dropped out of football completely. After my 8th grade year we moved back to Detroit. We moved to Oak Park, MI but it was only 1 mile from 8 mile and that’s Detroit. When we moved back, the new guys that eventually became my friends used to call me white boy because I sounded proper compared to the way they talked. Went to high school for my freshman year and dropped out my 10th grade year. Ended up completing a G.E.D. course to get my certificate.

I moved out of the house at 16 because my Mom said if you are not in school you have to work. I worked with my next door neighbor. He had a lawn service. I got paid weekly. Me and my best friend at the time would ride bikes everywhere. He had an allowance so we both had money every weekend. We did what teenagers do at that age. Drink, smoke and party with some girls thinking we’re big stuff. Us being on the streets when we should have been home caused us to experience what the streets had to offer. One altercation we rolled from the Westside of Detroit to the Eastside of Detroit. That’s a 35 minute drive and we rode bikes the whole way. My friend knocked over a concrete cone when we were down the street from our destination. Guy came off the porch with a gun and told him to pick it up. I’m sitting 10 feet away. He picked it up and the guys on the porch were laughing.

After that I got my hands on a little pistol. It was a .25 that couldn’t even shoot because the spring was missing. I kept it for what I thought was protection because of the last incident we experienced and my childhood trauma. Four days before turning 17 I got caught with it. Ended up on house arrest. They served me as a minor. I went to a juvenile home where my Mom used to work. Got into more trouble and more dangerous situations after house arrest. I knew I needed a change of scenery and moved to Jackson, MI where my aunty and cousins lived. Got back to working and bonding. Started rapping for a hobby with my cousins around that time and it turned into a passion. I told myself if I continue to do this I’m gone open my own label and be the first artist off my label go make it big.

I continued rapping. I moved back to Detroit because there wasn’t really too much to do in Jackson. My Mom let me back and the same rules applied. I moved out again and met my biological son’s mom at 18. Me and I had our first son at the age 20. I was 20 and she was 25. We had a toxic relationship. That relationship is the first domestic relationship I experienced. I started self-medicating from my past experiences with hard drugs because I felt alone at the time of me just adventuring off info finding what it takes to be a Man. After I had developed addictions before and during my 1st marriage it caused a lot of conflict because she was married to my potential. Who she knew I could become. She also had her own mental issues herself that I found out how serious they were over the years of being around each other.

She sent me to the ER twice and one day. Once from a blow to the eye with a hot sauce bottle and 2nd was from her stabbing me in the leg hitting my main artery with my sons in the house. I ended up in surgery the next morning and woke up with 25 stitches and staples. We separated in 2014 and divorced in 2015. I ended up with full custody of both off my sons because when we split I took them with me and she wanted nothing to do with them and it wasn’t no way I was leaving them with her. I went back to Lansing and stayed with my older sister. Through those depressing times I always took something that would alter my mind state by making me feel happy and up because I have ADHD and it made my mind work normal.

I dated a few different girls to find a mother figure for my sons. Moved from Lansing back to Jackson with my boys. We stayed at the Jackson Homeless shelter for 3 months. Ended up with our own place. 1 bedroom $500 a month everything included. Started dating a girl. Moved in with her then we separated and now we are back at the shelter. A day after checking in I got a call from an old acquaintance who told me to come to Indiana. I did as he said and enrolled my sons in school and had a job I started with him the next day. Me and him had dreams of making it big back in our Lake Orion Days. We picked up where we left off with music and this time we had more experience and knowledge. Ended up dating this lady I met at the bar and we moved in with her. We lasted 9 months and during me and her separation I met my Wife.

Once we had finally hung out we never separated from there. We got married in 2019. We moved out her Dads and she and her family had helped me overcome the addictions I had because I got to open up and talk about my scars. Breaking the habits was challenging at first because I had to substitute my free time with beneficial activities. That made me spend more time with my kids and made me realize I need to get back in shape. I was also scared of my kids turning out like me or worse. That’s what really made me change. Since I’ve stayed dedicated to having a much healthier life, my life has changed so much. My biggest inspirations in the industry are Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z, Lebron James, Justin Bieber and all the other top athletes or musicians or actors and actresses that stood out.

I plan on being in the top 5 greatest of all time. I shock myself with my lyrics. I feel like they’ve gone to love this one because I love it. I’m way happier enjoying life and I’m the Leader that I always saw myself being. I’m proud of me and stepping outside my comfort zone and I’m proud of you if you have as well or if you plan to find your purpose. It’s far from easy but its well worth it putting in the time and effort. We Are On Next Entertainment will be a brand that’ll stop entertaining if needed to help if they can when they can. I love yall and appreciate you taking out the time to read my story and getting to know me on a personal level.

OFFICIL LINKS:

Instagram
I’m on Instagram as @rcp_da_great. Install the app to follow my photos and videos.

https://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=1tvr0rsvkxpfp&utm_content=2nkxx28
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/rcpdagreat/
Spotify
http://spoti.fi/3edId5M
YouTube
https://youtu.be/3-PTb1Is5UU

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Melodie Joy is actively rebuilding her digital fingerprint and community! https://jamsphere.com/news/melodie-joy-is-actively-rebuilding-her-digital-fingerprint-and-community https://jamsphere.com/news/melodie-joy-is-actively-rebuilding-her-digital-fingerprint-and-community#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:30:47 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48010 Bilingual International Artist (formally with Universal Music Group Latino), who has toured with Daddy Yankee, as a background vocalist, after doing the same for TV Shows “The Voice Kids” & Pequeños Gigantes. Her accolades are 2x Dove Nominee & Featured Artist on Latin Grammy Nominated Albums, as recently as 2019. As a Songwriter, she’s also placed her songs on TV, alongside the industry’s most renowned producers. Fun Fact: Melodie Joy has engineered her Albums in her Protools Studio and Produces Background Vocal Arrangements for Artists & Producers worldwide.

Unfortunately, as her popularity grew, she recently fell victim to her Facebook & Instagram Page becoming hacked (with a combined 15 K following). Now, she’s actively rebuilding her digital fingerprint and needs your help to spread the word. As a Thank You she’s giving away 1 of her songs, for Free, when you sign up to her email list. Together we’ll rebuild a community where music has the power to positively impact lives for generations to come.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram
MelodieJoyProSinger
Facebook
OfficialMelodieJoy
Spotify
Melodie Joy
Website
www.MelodieJoyMusic.com
Youtube
MelodieJoyMusic
Where To Buy Music
iTunes

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Stickman the President is an artist who has a genuine passion for his craft https://jamsphere.com/news/stickman-the-president-is-an-artist-who-has-a-genuine-passion-for-his-craft https://jamsphere.com/news/stickman-the-president-is-an-artist-who-has-a-genuine-passion-for-his-craft#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 23:47:42 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48006 Born and raised in Los Angeles California, I have always been a fan of music, with a love for rap and hip hop. My father has been making music his entire life. I believe that’s why making music came so natural to me, because it’s in my bloodline.

I started making music in June of 2020 during the pandemic, and have not looked back since. Currently in School for Music: LA Film School, studying music Production, I want to be a Top Artist, Business man and Music Producer.

Recently Dropped New Ep: “NO SECOND CHANCES ” I chose “Clear my mind” as the song I wanted to really push because of the uniqueness of the instrumentation; it just had a dope vibe. The song was simply me expressing myself freely, allowing my audience to get an honest raw and uncut version of myself. I speak a lot about positivity, life, and spirituality in a way that I feel many can relate to coming from where I come from fighting through the struggles and adversities of life.

My poetry, lyricism, flow, and honesty are what separate me from most. I’m not afraid to be myself and stand alone. People can expect to get an artist who has a genuine passion for his craft and has the determination and will to see everything through. People will be able to grow with me which I believe is the ultimate artist-fan experience.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/stickmp/?hl=en
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kCWicUYpLEqjOmAd9pyJg?si=3buuQzjUSVe_kaACp4yB7Q&dl_branch=1
Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/user-783740651
Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0c082KRCB0OJOZElqsSTg

Where To Buy Music
Stream on every platform.

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Silje Marsh is an award-winning Scandinavian artist! https://jamsphere.com/news/silje-marsh-is-an-award-winning-scandinavian-artist https://jamsphere.com/news/silje-marsh-is-an-award-winning-scandinavian-artist#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 22:51:01 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=48003 Silje Marsh is an award-winning Scandinavian artist in many competitions (national radio programs and festivals), and some international. Featured in many national and international magazines, among others, Prog Magazine (UK), and featured on their prog lists for weeks. Guest Vocalist for Madrugada. Two album releases, two more in the making. Published in the USA, UK, China, Germany and several other countries. Hundreds of thousands streams on streaming platforms (especially MySpace where she had quite a huge audience). Producer Rhys Marsh. Music and sound has always been her way of life, and not something she chose. Music is just always there. It’s her way of experiencing life. Her desire to always bring love and light through music.

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoeOH37hQnO/?hl=en
Facebook
https://m.facebook.com/silje.marsh/
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5NqkqeIfjj5xy55HPDzpqL?si=Y_0cuSSwR7Ozc68DkwHIDQ&dl_branch=1

And https://open.spotify.com/artist/1hB3ODplEXRUsN1viaJEpq?si=tpYFt8E8SXa5r8t-fORteg&dl_branch=1
Website
www.Autumnsongs.no
YouTube
https://youtube.com/c/AutumnsongsRecords
Where To Buy Music
https://burningshed.com/product/search&filter_tag=silje%20leirvik

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Royal Imani’s energy and passion is what separates him https://jamsphere.com/news/royal-imanis-energy-and-passion-is-what-separates-him https://jamsphere.com/news/royal-imanis-energy-and-passion-is-what-separates-him#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:50:42 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=47999 William Cooper aka Royal Imani a Duarte, California native took his life experiences; foster systems, skid row, emancipation of parents, gangs and childhood abuse, and turned to music as an outlet from a tough life. Since the age of 12 he has been rapping, singing, and writing his own music.

For Royal Imani, music is life. His aggressive style, forceful lyrics, and love for freestyle has provided him with a strong foundation, as well as drawn comparisons of artists like Ice Cube, Drake, Kendrick, J. Cole, and Rod Wave.

Royal Imani has performed for local venues while working with Canton Entertainment and Loudmouth Entertainment on the “Rock the Mic” tour. He has also released 3 EP’s – Calimade, Freedom, and his latest project Elevation, which is available on all streaming sites as well has several singles, and 3 videos.

Royal Imani has worked with several local artists and will be debuting his 4th project Redemption in September. Royal Imani’s energy and passion is what separates him. His delivery and love for life is why his lyrics are contagious. Press play, it’s definitely worth the listen.

Music available on ALL streaming sites:

Smartlink https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/royalimani1/freedom-4?fbclid=IwAR35WGiOsjqI3bzfgVXmx2vgmPyBPi2SHRLiqfMcpVbl6H4tOjHw12I9Lto

Link for EP Freedom https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/royalimani1/elevation

Link for latest EP Elevation https://youtube.com/channel/UC3c7G4d8f0vHc0QariKznhw

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/royalimani_cali/
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004813787195
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4PMSsSqBPINsqaXjKItJWN?si=0vpTtKApQqe0pgNFkn1F-A&dl_branch=1
Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/qgXBPH1fYWxpm9kb9
Youtube
https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCnOrpMasfVsrbq0dycD9XJQ?feature=share
Where To Buy Music
Amazon.com

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Presley Duyck – “Juliet” – a beguiling template for a masterful work! https://jamsphere.com/newreleases/presley-duyck-juliet-a-beguiling-template-for-a-masterful-work https://jamsphere.com/newreleases/presley-duyck-juliet-a-beguiling-template-for-a-masterful-work#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:32:40 +0000 https://jamsphere.com/?p=47995 Presley Duyck, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Dallas, TX, started singing even before she could talk, and attempted to start a band called The Everyday Heartbreakers in kindergarten, without knowing how to play any instruments. That music was her calling is made evident by the release of her third single, “Juliet”. The song follows her glorious debut, with the 80’s pop tinted “Passenger Seat”, and her acclaimed sophomore single “Happy 22!”

The collaboration between Presley Duyck and her producer Chris Garcia is built on a shared musical vocabulary of rock, folk, vibrantly organic instrumentation and pure talent. When the moment calls for it, Presley can evoke powerful rock atmospherics, and when she needs to be introspective, she can pile on enough melodic storytelling warmth to weave you into her captivating web. The latter is what she does magnificently on “Juliet”.

“Juliet’s” strummed acoustic-guitar-driven arrangement, showcases Chris Garcia vibrant musical backdrop which remains loose, subtle and still very much in the pocket. It becomes a catalyst for the song’s unwavering groove and intoxicating vibe. The cut also displays Garcia’s uncanny ability to fit so many different sounds into an instrumental without it getting too busy. The final product triumphantly shows the producer and the singer working at full capacity.

Here Garcia and Duyck use the song to move beyond the limits of their respective reservoirs, all the while retaining a succinct emotional core. Presley Duyck’s voice is sweet, sophisticated and precise within the kinetic momentum, allowing for a natural juxtaposition of beat, melody and gracious Americana instrumental swells. Presley’s voice is absolutely stunning in its simplicity here, and matches the refreshing feeling of the track.

There is a radiant vitality to the mid-tempo composition which deals out an epic tale of love and all of its intricacies. “He was sixteen when he ran away. He had nothing, nowhere to stay, but he kept on calling her name. But she never ever came,” recites the opening lines, while laying down the foundation for what is to follow.

What truly allows this record to remain engaging and dynamic is the level of chemistry between the narrative, the voice and the music. While Presley Duyck’s storytelling voice creates a hypnotic and captivating universe all its own.

Overall, “Juliet” serves as yet another satisfying and accomplished showcase for Presley Duyck’s talents. As a musical experience, she creates an extremely heartfelt and ear-warming world, allowing listeners to get lost in it while broadening her style from her prior releases.

It may seem easy to create a project that coasts along smoothly and plays to the artist’s strengths, while at the same time entrancing listeners. But this is not the case, and requires a special kind of talent to achieve. A talent that Presley Duyck so obviously possesses.

Presley Duyck transcends previous works to create a remarkable, yet simply structured song made charmingly attractive by its clarity of delivery. “Juliet” exemplifies the singer-songwriter’s development, with powerful lyrical imagery and an arrangement style that perfectly befits her vocals. It’s a beguiling template for a masterful work from a young artist who continues to display exciting levels of artistic growth.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITE – INSTAGRAM – SPOTIFY

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