Monday, December 28, 2015

Album Review: Statistic by Edidion [HipHop]

There are many great names in world of HipHop but none stands out more to me right now than Edidion. Edidion is an upcoming singer/songwriter, dancer, actor and producer who has an unmatched drive to become the best entertainer and musician he can be. After listening to his debut release titled “Statistic”, I know nothing could be more true. This 8-track album illustrates his many amazing talents and abilities, in just under 30min.

Edidion is not new to HipHop music scene. In fact he has been featured in many print and online magazines. He has also been on the front cover of: Hip Hop Weekly, Mr Dreamz Mag, Young Celebrity News, BWD Magazine, Starcentral Magazine, Alwayz Therro, WWD Mag, FlavourMag, Skope Magazine, Stardom 101, Music Connectz Magazine, Virtuoso Sounds and Jampshere Magazine to name a few.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

3 Tips for Getting Your Music Into Video Games

At this moment, millions of people are playing video games around the world. What would these games be like without the essential element of music. The music that accompanies these games are a vital part of a player’s experience. Getting your music into the gaming entertainment market is great for any artist looking for some extra cash. Who knows, this might even change your career. Here are 3 tips to help get your music on video games.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Canadian Singer Songwriter Billy Grima Sings Military Tribute - "Picture Of You And Me" Official Video

When it comes to heartwarming music, no one does it better than Bill Grima. Billy Grima is an award-nominated singer/songwriter living in the Caledon Hills of Ontario, Canada. His musical style is a perfect blend of pop, soul and country music. Billy gets his songwriting inspiration from his own experiences; transforming life events into songs that touch the soul. This is made clear to us in his hit song “Picture Of You and Me”, which is a beautiful tribute to those brave men and women in the military. Lyrically this song packs a lot of emotion and deep meaning.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Hypno - Future (Official Music Video)

The Hypno is an electropop/progressive rock band, formed in 2013, by Jeremy North and Mark Nicollette. The name “Hypno” was inspired by the term somnology or hypnology, which represents a branch of medicine concerned with the study of sleep. Their music is influenced by a wide range of bands, including A-HA, Muse, Whitesnake and Queen.
Currently there is one unpublished album by The Hypno, that is searching for a publisher. The band hopes that their performances and shared materials will better their connection with listeners and A&R agencies.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Victoria Watts - A Thousand Miles Between (Official Music Video)

Victoria Watts, like a good decanter of whiskey, has stood the test of time. Her song a thousand miles between shows the maturity that comes with a good long journey. A love lost song that asks the question, "can you save me"? A subject that has stood the test of time. With Victoria's soaring vocals and harmonies, she has shown that even a subject that has been well visited many times can be brought to new heights. Victoria commands the stage as the front woman in her four piece band. There is no doubt that you are watching a leader upon the stage as Victoria takes a confidant stance. There is no mistake Victoria Watts is the one to watch out for in the coming months and years.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

4 Rules All Band Members Must Know

Being in a band can be an amazing experience. You'll get to share some of the most memorable moments with your band mates. However, it isn’t all fun and games. One member’s actions can affect everything. Below are 4 simple rules to keep in mind which will keep things moving smoothly......

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Koniac Net: Indie Rock from India

The Koniac Net has set their place in 'cool' with the song Anesthetic & the Withdrawal, a track that washes you over with a tonic of upward and happy phrases and melodies, then pulls you back with a sullen lyric.  This song has a sound of it's own combining musical phrase with lyrics that tell a story of losing control and being alone. We all go through the trial and addiction of emotional and physical love that is unrequited. It is a passage of life. The Koniac Net draws this scenario well.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lola De Hanna: New York City's Underground Talent

Lola De Hanna, a New York City local Indie-Pop singer/songwriter, has hit the music scene with her latest album release titled "The Other Side". If this is your first time hearing of this up and coming artist then get ready. She has shown herself to be an exciting, muli-talented songwriter with lots of drive and passion. Her music evokes a sense of experience with the soul of the world flowing through her and her lyrics. Each track reflects the turns of her life. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

4 Traits Every Successful Musician Must Have

I recently received an email from a great friend and industry professional of mine, and I thought I would share the main topic of that email with you. These are a couple helpful tips to keep in mind during the journey.Below are 4 traits that all successful artists should have.....

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Why You Should Never Buy [Fake] Soundcloud Plays

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Today I want to talk about the concept of buying plays for your Soundcloud tracks. I'm sure everyone is aware of the 1000s of websites out there willing to sell you fake plays. While this idea may seem tempting to some, there are a ton of reasons why doing this could actually be HARMFUL to your career and reputation....

How It Effects Your Appearance

This is a good place to start. Having a ton of plays can make you look popular, create a sense of curiosity and interest, and can help boost your ranking. However most people can tell when stats have been manipulated. An experienced industry professional can easily spot a user who has over inflated their track plays with a quick glance at the stats.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Don't Forget Their Name - A Review of Black Satellite's Latest Album

Black Satellite is a NYC-based rock group with a great sound that made up of heavy blues-infused guitar riffs, bursting melodic basslines, smooth, smart drumming and powerful vocals. A 4-piece band that consists of Petar Krsikapa on vocals, Juan Cardenas on guitars, Rik Cava on bass and Frank Juan on drums. With each member bringing in over a decade of experience within the underground NYC clubs and a variety of influences, this is a band to check out.

Black Satellite's recent release "Don't Forget My Name" is an easily-addictive 4-track EP with a unique sound. The record combines a powerful blues/rock sound with a nice bassy punch that hits you right in the gut. This is a great band and a solid recording. The melodies are powerful and progressively develop along the way. Petar Krsikapa has an attractive vocal range, filling songs with emotional lyrics and tone. Instrumentally, this band has a bright, full accompaniment that

Monday, August 24, 2015

Windy City Soul - Taking a Listen to Brandon James ♫♫

Brandon James is an impressive singer with an excellent soulful sound and stylistic approach. This talent tackles funky smooth jazz/rock & soul instrumentals with powerful vocals in a varied range of tones. With a steady baritone, James rides his soul-soothing bass lines with intense vocals that dig right in. At high moments you’ll hear him breaking into delicate falsettos.

He describes his sound as a mixture of Pop and Soul. For Brandon, music is more than a passion; it is Brandon James life and has been his dream since he realized his ability to sing at a young age. Seeking to learn music on all levels Brandon James attended Columbia College Chicago where he earned a degree in music performance & business. It was also an amazing moment in 2009 when the young gifted artist got the chance to perform with the legendary band Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

There is a War on Information – RNAtheMessanger Releases His 'Mechanical Hounds'

Tyrannical sound, "Mechanical Hounds" delivers a well-deserved message to the sheeple. And that message is Open Up Your Eyes. Better yet- open up your ears! We have a demonic killer Uncle Sam spitting a (dope) Children of the Corn reference, which makes me think about Monsanto. The Orwellian nightmare scenario presented throughout this video is certainly something to consider.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New York City Rock Band 'Pralaya' is Quite An Impressive Quartet

These guys have done their homework. 

      Upon first listening, I heard an arrangement reminiscent of early Staind or Incubus. An ambient yet melodic hard rock sound. Then it picks up. The band creates a smooth sonic energy that combines a solid sound with aggressive buildups and breakdowns. Further listening presents a combination of guitar and vocal 
melodies that reminds one of bands like Tool or A Perfect Circle.

       Jon Connolly's bass grooves jump around and hits you with a punch. At times mellow and other times brutally digging in. Connolly is a bass player's bass player. Along with Greg Telfeian on drums, this band has found a perfect combination. Connolly and Telfeian together create hard-hitting rhythms that keep this band moving with powerful tracks over and over.