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SakkieFTW’s Experiment 1.3.2 EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
SakkieFTW's Experiment 1.3.2 EP Review

Artist: SakkieFTW EP: Experiment 1.3.2 Production: Written by SakkieFTW on Reason 8; Mixed and Mastered by Adam Veenendaal Honoring cherished beats that help make intense genre music thrive, while also incorporating your own intriguing instrumentals, can be a challenge that not all musicians can conquer. But Vancouver-based Dubstep-DnB artist, SakkieFTW, is proving that mixing classical and uniquely modern sounds can ultimately form one of the most pulsating and captivating EPs of the year. The musician has released the memorable and defining five-track EP, ‘Experiment 1.3.2,’ which isn’t afraid to push boundaries and appeal to a variety of listeners. The stunning EP beings with the intense track ‘Spiral,’ which features the  [ Read More ]

Singer-Songwriter Christian O. Reveals We Got Tonight In New Lyric Video

Leaving listeners with a deliberate sense of self-empowerment is a vital component for all soulful musicians. Up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Christian O., is naturally inspiring his fans with his latest song, ‘We Got Tonight,’ for which he has recently released a lyric video. The New York City native, who is currently living in Los Angeles, has released six singles since he arrived on the West Coast last October. Christian is now preparing to unveil his debut EP, ‘A Little Bit of Everything,’ this month, and is set to drop his first studio album in August. The poet is also about to distribute his third music video, while on pre-production of the fourth.  [ Read More ]


One of the most events in all of hip-hop is Summer Jam from Hot 97 in New York City. Now the annual event will be broadcast live on FilmOn TV in a multiple-year deal for streaming rights. FilmOn CEO Alki David, Emmis New York GM Charlie Morgan, and Hot 97 air personality Ebro Darden announced the winner of 2016′s ” Who’s Next” and it’s… Bed-Stuy’s own Wxlfman!!! He was awarded a $50,000 cash prize and a recording contract with FilmOn Music and MondoTunes worth $1 million. “Wxlfman slayed, night after night,” said FilmOn TV Networks CEO Alki David in a press release. “He’s a child of hip-hop’s mid-90′s, adolescent years  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, NEWS
Interview: Christopher Duddy Talks It's So Easy and Other Lies (Exclusive)

Music fans are often enthralled with the idea of the high-powered lifestyle that their favorite musicians seemingly live, and fail to realize that their public persona is usually an act that’s constructed to help promote their latest albums. But musicians usually become more willing to honesty share the details of their personal struggles once they overcome the biggest conflicts in their lives. That’s certainly the case in co-writer-director-producer Christopher Duddy’s new autobiographical music documentary, ‘It’s So Easy and Other Lies.’ The film powerfully chronicles the battles that Guns N’ Roses founding member and bass player, Duff McKagan, has contended with throughout his life. Featuring exclusive archival footage, ‘It’s So Easy  [ Read More ]

3Bubble and J.Gray Live From the Pentagon Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
3Bubble and J.Gray Live From the Pentagon Album Review

Artists: 3Bubble and J.Gray Album: Live From the Pentagon Production: Dope Boyz, Mantra and AllArounda Reveling in their accomplishments is a goal that many people strive to achieve in their lives, but they often neglect to remember one of the most important aspects that helped them obtain their success: the determination and drive that was required to accomplish their objectives. But Houston rappers 3Bubble and J.Gray, who share a passionate love for creating music, understand the importance of dedication. They have both put endless pressure on themselves, including having lengthy recording sessions in the studio, in order to find triumph in sharing their voices with the public. The duo proved  [ Read More ]

Chris Wirsig’s The 13 Crystal Skulls Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 11 - 2016 0 Comment
Chris Wirsig's The 13 Crystal Skulls Album Review

Artist: Chris Wirsig (keyboards, vocals) Album: The 13 Crystal Skulls Production: Chris Wirsig Gracefully capturing the sophistication that intriguingly drives the joy of dreams and the equally agonizing pain of nightmares is a challenge that many musicians aren’t able to accomplish, particularly without a heavy reliance on vocals. But San Francisco-based composer Chris Wirsig has captivatingly been able to effortlessly highlight the intensity that motivates his alluring imagination and harrowing visions through his latest instrumental-led songs. His 13 new tracks that are featured on his upcoming album, ‘The 13 Crystal Skulls,’ which is set to be released this Friday, May 13, powerfully highlight the emotions of his fantasies. Wirsig, who  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, REVIEWS

Teknofonic Essentials Vol. 1 Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 5 - 2016 0 Comment
Teknofonic Essentials Vol. 1 Album Review

Featured Artists: Sonic Fear, Daniel Monroe, Upper Regions, Jon Lambousis, 3logit, This Human Condition, Scott Cameron, Acid Daze, J Tizzle, Cypha Da Moonchild, Time No More, Elastic Plastic Generation, Hypnotriq, Ermias, Boom, M!nts, Derrick Anthony, Perry Engineering, S.G.B and Addliss Album: Teknofonic Essentials Vol. 1 Production: Teknofonic Recordings (label) Effortlessly being able to encourage the public to change their views on seemingly radical ideas, and undoubtedly embrace new opinions and ways of life, is a characteristic that not everyone naturally possesses. But those people who do have that gripping ability are able to reach diverse audiences, and revolutionize their thoughts and actions. Adam Reifsteck, a producer who’s also known as  [ Read More ]


Alexandra Criminal Music Video Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 26 - 2016 0 Comment
Alexandra Criminal Music Video Review

Artist: Alexandra Music Video: Criminal Production: Keith Olsen of Pogologo Productions and Stuart Epps The most passionate people often muster an unparalleled and pure commitment to a gripping stance in life, as their all-consuming devotion infiltrates every aspect of their being. Australian-based singer-songwriter, Alexandra, is one such fierce person, as she has developed an increasingly unprecedented fervor for expressing her true emotions through her music. The alternative pop rock vocalist and lyricist has released the official music video for her latest single, ‘Criminal,’ which relentlessly emphasizes her intense outrage over being hurt by a former significant other. As a uniquely intriguing musician who clings to unconventionality in life, and whose  [ Read More ]


PORT OF Est.’s Clash Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 24 - 2016 0 Comment
PORT OF Est.'s Clash Single Review

Artist: PORT OF Est.; Hannah Tarkinson – Vocals; Todd Kitchens – Producer; Joined by Chandler Rentz – Drums; Tim Watts – Bass Guitar and Vibes Single: Clash Production: Mixed by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo and Mastered by Grammy Award winner Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering The most tantalizing and provocative thoughts and sentiments that people keep buried deep within their subconscious can often times powerfully surface at the most unexpected moments. But those gripping emotions can often strongly influence the way people react to the most important situations in their lives, and how they interact in their significant relationships. The electronic pop-experimental band, PORT OF Est., is effortlessly commanding  [ Read More ]


Flaunt’s Rave Noir Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
Flaunt's Rave Noir Album Review

Artist: Flaunt, featuring Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito Album: Rave Noir Fearlessly exposing your distinct and authentic feelings can often times leave you emotionally vulnerable and susceptible to being hurt by the people who supposedly care about you the most. But passionately chronicling and freely sharing those sentiments with the world can powerfully allow you to move past your pain. Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito, the duo who makes up the indie-alt pop-rock band, Flaunt, are inspirationally doing just that with their latest album, ‘Rave Noir.’ The Independent Music Award-winning synth group has effortlessly created an eclectic selection of songs that alluringly detail the relatable pain and joy that equally  [ Read More ]


Charlie Funk’s Give Me A Groove EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
Charlie Funk's Give Me A Groove EP Review

Artist: Charlie Funk EP: Give Me A Groove Produced by Tomás Doncker and James Dellatacoma, and Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper, for True Groove Records Supporting the progressively insightful ideas of your colleagues as they strive to influence their audiences can be a rewarding experience as you strive to help leave an influential mark on society’s ideals. But finally having the courage and drive to fully commit to sharing your own revolutionary ideas can be even more liberating and fulfilling. Longtime staff songwriter for True Groove Records, Charlie Funk, has finally stepped into the spotlight to showcase his own vocal range with his much anticipated solo debut EP, ‘Give Me A  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview: Matthew Jones Talks Artist & Repertoire (Exclusive)

Striving to achieve noteworthy success and fame in such an at-times indulgent lifestyle as music is a seemingly fulfilling goal that a multitude of people aspire to achieve as they set out to define themselves in the world. But when they take a radically aggressive approach to pursuing their dreams, and nonchalantly overlook others in their relentless quest in accomplishing those goals, they can harrowingly discover that life at the peak of their prosperity isn’t as glamours as they imagined. That struggle to finding a selfless balance between obtaining tremendous triumphs and appreciating rewarding relationships is powerfully showcased in the new musical documentary, ‘Artist & Repertoire.’ The film, which explores  [ Read More ]

Ronjo V’s Ronjoism EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 10 - 2016 0 Comment
Ronjo V's Ronjoism EP Review

Artist: Ronjo V; Ryan Joseph: vocals, guitars, keys; Keith Morgan: guitars, bass EP: Ronjoism Production: Major Label Records/5th Street Studios Fearlessly embarking on a grippingly philosophic and emotionally haunting journey in life, as you strive to find your purpose, can be an enduring process that allows you to fully embrace who you are and where you’re headed. Showcasing the diverse and eclectic culmination of experiences and connections that have powerfully influenced your views and ambitions is the noteworthy driving force in ‘Ronjoism,’ the latest EP from the Austin-based indie rock band, Ronjo V. The group, which features Ryan Joseph on vocals, guitars and keys, and Keith Morgan on guitars and  [ Read More ]


SXSW 2016 Interview: Indie Rock Singer Daniel Eyes (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 6 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Indie Rock Singer Daniel Eyes (Exclusive)

Nostalgically embracing the creative innovations of the past while also contemplatively anticipating the progressive changes of the future is often a powerful key element in crafting enthralling music and inventive performances. The captivating members of the Austin, Texas-based indie-rock band, Daniel Eyes & The Vibes, naturally embody that captivating ability to honor the iconic musicians who have influenced them, while also highlighting cutting-edge and contemporary elements, in their cutting-edge music. The band’s primary vocalist, songwriter and guitar player, Daniel Eyes, has grippingly been able to celebrate his influences in the rock genre, while also proving his natural ability to infuse his personal exploration into the struggles of contemporary society. The  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview: Heavy Rock Band BANDITS (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Heavy Rock Band BANDITS (Exclusive)

Remaining dedicated to your strong roots, while also embracing new connections and inspirations, is a powerful, and often necessary, skill that allows vocalists and instrumentalists to naturally evolve as musicians. Up-and-coming heavy rock band BANDITS is one such group that features creative musicians who daringly blend their training and experiences with their passion of continuously building their connections with their fans and fellow artists. BANDITS, which features Lulu Demintro on bass, keys and vocals; her brother, John Demintro, on guitar and vocals’ and Andrew Oakley on drums, recently debuted their latest singles. The first song, ‘Kill Tonight,’ premiered on Consequence of Sound on January 5, and its black-and-white video later  [ Read More ]

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