Artist Review: Frankie Prada – “Don’t Need ‘Em” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Bethany Stephenson

When it comes to a versatile exercise of production value with equal parts musicianship and lyrical charisma, then New York-based Frankie Prada‘s new single “Don’t Need ‘Em” is a song you definitely need to hear.

Starting off with an insatiably in-your-face chorus, we get a gratifying transition into sing-songy stylizations throughout the verse structure that puts Frankie‘s melodic approach in the forefront.

The beat is a very ominous one and enters the song as a subtle buildup, as opposed to the sirens and alarms that the Hip Hop genre tends to be obnoxious with at times. So the authenticity of the track really shines through and shows Frankie‘s artistic merit in a way where his songwriting structure is more of a priority, as opposed to convoluted production theatrics. It’s definitely a refreshing listen, and really showcases Frankie‘s true musicianship.

Later this month in August, Frankie is slated to shoot and release an official music video for “Don’t Need ‘Em” and so far has built up an impressive following and anticipation of the upcoming video and is also very evident.

But he’s just getting started. Frankie is gonna be following up “Don’t Need ‘Em” with two more singles and is also slated to release his upcoming album this fall of 2018. Despite his partial-hiatus since last year, he has come back to the game swinging this year and has no intention of slowing down in the least. He has many tricks up his sleeve for the remainder of 2018, and 2019 as well. So be sure to check out Frankie‘s single, and keep a close eye on him as he continues to climb the industry ladder and make his next moves.

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    Artist Review: Dead Harvest – “Stay Around” Single

    Review by: Justyn Brodsky

    Sometimes you run into a band that brings a sense of something new and fresh, yet recognizable. After taking a listen to Dead Harvest‘s newest single “Stay Around”, it’s safe to say that this is one of those bands.

    This quarter of collective musicians have set the groundwork to a very eclectic and authentic Rock sound that embodies elements from the 70s, the grungy 90s era, all the way to today’s mainstream indie sound. With crispy guitar riffs, a solidified rhythm section and melodically driven vocal structures, “Stay Around” is one of those diamonds in the rough that defines this band’s signature style.

    When I hear this song, I think of The Clash and The Strokes having a love child. A sound that really focuses on the key songwriting factors doused with tasty guitar riffs and even a solo to give the song a coup de gras in case you were hoping for one.

    Basically, Dead Harvest delivers a forest fire of Rock & Roll in one of its truest forms, accompanied by a sonic wave of tasty indie elements vacuum sealed into one tight package. This track is definitely going to be added to your indie rock favorites list in no time, and you’ll be staying around (no pun intended) to see what tricks these guys have up their sleeves next. “Stay Around” is currently available on several digital music retailers and streaming networks. We highly recommend you all give the song s listen:

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  • Press Release: Zzoekid

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    Emerging from the elite North Miami music scene in Florida, 18-year-old Rap & Hip Hop recording artist Zzoekid began hitting ground running in the music realm in 2016 during his teenage years, and since that time has manifested into a versatile and multifaceted artist with his own signature sound and stylization; one that has created an insatiable buzz throughout his scene as well as internet presence; and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

    Known for his dynamic lyrical structures and authentic songwriting skills, Zzoekid’s music touches on equal parts originality and familiarity. His music is also reminiscent of many artist influences including Kodak Black, Kid Cudi, and the late xxxtentacion among others, and has built a balance and composure with his music that gets every listener and fan to identify with his music’s message and overall persona.

    Since gracing the stage, the young rising rapper has had the opportunity to perform at prominent events and venues since that time including The Villa Lounge. He is currently in the process of booking more shows in his prospective music scene and its surroundings.

    His two tracks “Before the Glo” and “Dead” were recently released, and so far has garnered an insatiable street buzz and internet presence. Both which are currently available on digital music retailers and outlets.

    As Zzoekid continues to compose, create, manifest and spread the heat throughout 2018 and beyond, be sure to connect with him on his social media and music streaming platforms for News, Music, Events, Booking, Contact Info, and anything else related while he makes his next move.

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  • Press Release: Jessica Mechell – “So Can I” Single

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    I love sharing my testimony through my music.

    Artists can be dime-a-dozen, but there is only one Jessica Mechell.

    Emerging from the Jacksonville music scene in Florida, Christian Hip Hop & Gospel songwriter/recording artist Jessica Mechell began hitting the ground running in the music realm in 2016, and since that time has manifested into a versatile and multifaceted artist with her own signature sound and stylization.

    Her inspirations and aspirations for music started in her childhood years at around age 11, when she quickly began building her craft and delving into her artistic merit. Known for her charismatic vocal delivery and spiritual lyrical content, Jessica’s music diligently touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; solidifying a form of Hip Hop & Gospel sensibilities that showcase her stage presence and songwriting factors in the most effective ways.

    Honing her craft over many years, Jessica’s musicianship is also reminiscent of many artist influences including Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill, Mary Mary, as well as several genre influences that range from Soul, Pop, Old School, and Vibe. She garnered a strong street buzz and internet presence after the release of her debut EP “Agape Love”.

    Her upcoming anticipated new single “So Can I” is slated for release this Friday, and will be following up with her first full-length studio album later this year. Jessica will also be lining up an assortment of shows in support of her upcoming releases, and will also be launching a campaign that addresses self-esteem and identity issues. We at Artist Reach will be doing an exclusive review of the upcoming single this Saturday.

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  • Album Review: Terry McMahon Project – “A Shade Of Alec” LP

    Review by: Justyn Brodsky

    We are more than stoked to bring our man Terry McMahon back to the platform to celebrate and look in-depth into his new Alt/Rock album A Shade Of Alec.

    We were definitely blown away from his single “Believe”, so when he submitted his album to us, we already knew we were in for quite a treat.

    With an amazing onslaught of high-quality production value coming from elite producer Doug White of Watchmen Studios (credits include Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die, and countless others), Terry McMahon‘s album has all the works from incredibly catchy choruses, eclectic song arrangements and a signature sound that is both original and familiar, A Shade Of Alec‘s likability factors are essentially around every corner throughout every track of this record.

    With a signature sound reminiscent of Rock artists the world has come to know and love including Breaking Benjamin, Staind, and Soundgarden, Terry brings a powerful emphasis to his vocal abilities and really knows how to place melodies into every measure.

    Opening track “Critically Broken” sets the tone perfectly and gives you an outstanding first impression of what these songs bring to the table as a whole. From subtle verses that buildup to a climactic chorus and a melody that soars on top of the chord progressions perfectly, this song is the perfect sonic-fueled Rock opener one could ask for of an album of this caliber.

    Toning things down a bit, we have the anthemic percussion-driven track “Sentiment For The Lost”, arguably one of the most addictive songs on the record. If you’re looking for that Alt/Rock non-whiney dark ballad, then this track is gonna be one of your favorites. But the thing I love the most is both of these opening tracks really demonstrate the different angles that Terry McMahon brings to the forefront that showcases both his writing style and dynamic vocal abilities effectively. Every song on this album signifies something different, but you can tell it’s coming from the same artist.

    But the best thing is, A Shade Of Alec reminds us of many things that still exist among the convoluted noise in today’s mainstream market. It reminds us that brilliant songwriting still exists, authentic production is still being utilized, and albums like this one keep the rare gems shining; even if they’re few and far between. Each song has something for every Rock fan on this record, and you don’t hear the same thing twice even though it’s the same artist. There’s no experimental trickery, overproduced theatrics, or any trivial distractions from the actual music. No gimmick needed, no ghostwriters necessary, Terry McMahon shows his authenticity front and center from start to finish on this LP.

    We are very honored to be reviewing this album, and we know you’ll dig A Shade Of Alec just as much as we do. No matter what Rock era you designate yourself with.

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    • Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/terrymcmahonproject

    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerryMcMahonProject

    • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHF8L5A1SCA

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    Artist Review: Lavi Beats

    Review by: Justyn Brodsky

    When it comes to production value with innovation and insatiable authenticity, Lavi Beats is a name to take note of.

    Delving into a bit of his history, Lavi is not only specified to one role in music. He is a DJ, producer, singer and a songwriter. Alongside that he also plays the keyboard and drums. Hence, he has experimented a lot in this the music realm and is extremely multifaceted. Still, this music star like all of us has his own artist favorites from the field. The ones he would go on to credit being influences on the music he produces range from Sam Cook, Bob Marley, Tiesto, Afro Jack, Major Lazor and Stevie Wonder, among many others.

    Lavi‘s sound is dynamic, climactic and extremely effective. With production credits ranging from Pitbull to renowned singer Belinda, Lavi has been hitting the ground running since his thrust into the industry.

    His single “Young Night” serves up a very tasty demonstration of his skills behind the mixing board. With a mid-vocal range and seductive lyrics grasping at a very catchy melody, the upbeat flavor to this song really comes together with every element that is implemented.

    Lavi‘s other track “Miami Life3” shows a very in-depth look into his writing style exclusively in the beats department. With a punchy approach, this song demonstrates a style that shows various components to how he pieces together a digital composition. It doesn’t outdo itself with every plugin or noise theatrics. He kicks this track booming, enticing, and overall effective in its approach.

    Lavi is definitely one of those artists you don’t wanna sleep on. He has amassed incredible credentials, an unwavering internet presence, and a career that cruises to new heights with every release he puts out.

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  • Press Release: Ashaley J

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    Hailing from the Birmingham music scene in Alabama, Female Hip Hop recording artist Ashaley J came out the gate swinging in the music industry in 2014, and since then has amassed a heated street buzz with her undeniable catchy hooks, good looks, and a fan base that has represented her passionately under the persona of #TeamAshaley.

    Over many years of honing her craft as a standout among female artists, Ashaley J has had the opportunity to perform at several prominent events and venues including Stankonia Studios in Atlanta during the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2016, and the 95.7 Jamz Car N’ Bike Show in Birmingham. Harboring a signature style that is completely her own, Ashaley J’s music also garnishes inspiration from her artist influences that range from Tupac, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mos Def, Janet Jackson, Common, Nas, to many others.

    Her most recent heatwave single “Fuck Yo Feelings” showcases Ashaley J’s passionate mic skills and integrated rhyming techniques that has set the bar high in the realm of female rappers. The track is currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and other digital music retailers. She’s currently in the production stages of her upcoming project “Spur Of The Moment”, slated for release later this summer. She will also be following up with a US Tour, and her highly anticipated EP Love vs. Hate which will be dropping this Fall in 2018.

    As Ashaley J continues her winning streak, be sure to connect with her on her social media and music streaming platforms for News, Music, Tour Dates, Booking, Contact Info, and anything else related while she makes her next move.

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