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Review by: Justyn Brodsky
It’s not often that I stumble upon an artist and decide to take him under the reviewer’s wing, but we’re gonna change the pace a bit here at the Artist Reach camp.
Sensuality, good vibes and a little Rock & Soul might be a few choice words for young and upcoming Artist/Producer Imani WJ Wright.
Starting out in the business early, talented and serving as your own Producer is definitely the way to go. That’s why I have to tip my hat to Mr. Wright. His single, “Appreciation”, is a lovingly witty and soul-soothing track that is bound to draw in the ladies at first blush. For a debut single, I’d say he can accomplish just that. This song does one big thing though…it gets you pumped for the prospective future for the young Artist. I wanna hear what else this young man can do. Because he’s absolutely on the right track in every way; music and image alike.
If you have appreciation, no pun intended, for an up and comer ready to take sensuality, sexuality, and the heart and soul of music’s passion, Mr. Wright is right up your alley. I hear a man ready to take off and fly. He has his passport, plane ticket, and the jet ready, and this song walks me to the plane.
So again, I have to give major props to a young guy giving his heart and soul to true music that definitely won’t shy you away. “Appreciation” is a stunner for its alley of execution, and I’m dying to hear what move this guy makes next musically. I’m jet-ready, let’s get the plane to take off!
This single is definitely on the Wright track! Double-pun completely intended.
Now his other single, “Make Me”, shows a different side to Imani WJ Wright, but still utilizes the same elements within his content and overall execution. This song allows you to get to know the fellow artist a little bit more, and explore what he has to offer as an artist that does it the DIY way.
This song offers up more edge and production value. Each measure is well crafted and keeps you listening and adds more character depth to his music and image. This is definitely a great follow-up from the predecessing track.
With the great R&B vibe still in the forefront, this song definitely will capture your heart and put some soul into you. It entices you to research more into Imani WJ Wright as an artist and persona.
These are some solid tracks for this young man, and we at Artist Reach would like you to check them out. It’s not often that we Review an artist on-the-spot or happen upon them, but this seemed like the right occasion.
Connect with Imani WJ Wright:
- Music: https://soundcloud.com/user-4153095/appreciationprodby-imani-wj-wright
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ImaniWjWright
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Review by: Leezy
With a fun, witty, and cinematic spoken-word approach, Aussie recording artist Leezy brings some fresh beats and club-charisma to the table with his fire-spreading single “Errybody”.
Leezy is easily that next artist to hear on the big screen in your next action – drama – suspense and party-going-oriented movie experience. The song is nothing short of innovative, interesting, and strikingly original. It’s a song you easily visualize as something cinematic, no matter what. Picture a 5-star casino, or high class lounge. This song is the soundtrack to exactly just that.
The likability is very consistent and playful, it keeps you listening, and actually disappoints you that it didn’t last longer. Most songs could sound too long with the short runtime of this track, but this is the exact opposite – you just want it to keep going. Therefore, you just wanna hear more Leezy altogether.
So whether this song is a classy and dynamic stroke of genius, or just a tease of that, regardless – it’s just brilliant. It’s the pre-game, the party, and after party all at once. That’s where the song’s cleverness comes from, and it’s made apparent right from the very beginning, and keeps you locked in until the very end.
Australia has a lot of brilliance in their indie scene, and Leezy is a raw and perfectly executed example of that. Artist Reach approves 100%. So everybody, give “Errybody” the chance it deserves, and the exposure that it needs.
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Review by: Justyn Brodsky
Hailing from NYC, we have more proof that some of the most talented, unique, dynamic, and versatile music comes from this city. And with Brooklyn/Harlem group The Saturators, we get the perfect example of just that kind of proof completely.
The Saturators are a Brooklyn/Harlem-based dance band that melds an astounding amount of genres to produce their own authentic and wholly unique sound. Dubbed “wet music,” the Saturators pull on Harlem’s vibrant hip-hop scene and Brooklyn’s underground basement parties and mixes it with tastes of Dancehall, Sosa, Cumbia, and 70’s funk to create their danceable and upbeat tunes that are guaranteed to get bodies moving on the floor.
And this is no lie. With their song “Not For You” (live -in-studio version), the song is not only dynamic and swingin’, but also gives you a video visual of the band’s live-show persona. They’re fun, witty, and are extremely on-point with precision and rehearsal.
The group’s Bassist & Musical Director, Aiman Radzi, really puts the pieces together with this song, and the rhythm section especially with his uptempo and smooth bass lines that parallel’s perfectly with the drums & percussion, as the rest of the band ties in perfectly with each additive to the chemistry. As a director, Radzi really shines with the music’s direction, performance, and overall defining factors that make The Saturators the explosively dynamic sound that they are.
Each set of measures offers up interesting and very diversely well-written twists and turns, all while solidifying a sound that is recognizable, admirable, and with a unique signature. No matter what elements are placed in their song, you can still tell that it’s coming from the same band. Ranging from funk, afrobeat, jazz, swing, and just about anything that can force you to the dance floor. The likability factor for this band is ridiculously high, and I dare you to try and find a flaw with this group’s performance and Songwriting techniques. Cause you won’t find one. These guys are a complete treat for the ears, soul, and the sway of the hips.
The lyrical narratives and fun-loving harmonies will also definitely draw you in to this song. It’s a strong, charismatic anthem for the soul, and a bit of rock and roll in their energized approach. The song is compelling, crafty, and extremely addictive.
The band has a new album in the works, appropriately dubbed Wet Music, which is due out this month. We at Artist Reach highly recommend you check out the song, and pick up their record when it releases. You won’t go wrong at all.
Connect with the Saturators:
- Music: http://liveforlivemusic.com/features/saturators-new-single/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesaturators/
- Website: http://thesaturators.com/
Review by: Justyn Brodsky
It’s very rare that an artist reaches out for a review, and is armed with music that is insatiably captivating and original. With Craig Raymo‘s multi-genre mind blowing single “Be Myself”, we get just that with so many clever twists where it almost can’t be put to words. This is one for the books on the Artist Reach platform.
With this track, as Plucky Duck would say…expect the unexpected. Starting off with a hand-clapping and crowd participation inspired intro, we get the perfect introduction into the dynamic and charismatic vocal approach that Raymo showcases, all while maintaining one of the catchiest hooks to prepare you for what’s to come in the following measures.
Anticipating a possible generic Pop-influenced track, we instead get a stroke of genius and mind boggling acoustic infused pre-chorus that you didn’t see coming at all. This song will put you in awe by this point, and when the powerful chorus jumps in with Raymo‘s multi-layered harmonies with perfect precision, you’ll easily understand what makes this song the gem that it really is.
This song is the perfect combination of the best of 90’s style Songwriting and today’s Pop sensibility and production value. It’s just a track that needs to be heard to be believed. You’ll have this one not only on repeat, but passed among your friends as well.
I go way back with Craig Raymo, so in a way I was expecting nothing less than something amazing. But this track exceeded my measures by a landslide. This is a must-hear on all counts. Raymo is also Director of Publishing for company powerhouse Moho Productions. Listen, research, and reach out to a brilliant artist and person altogether.
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Review by: Justyn Brodsky
It’s very rare that an artist reaches out to the platform for a review and sends me music that’s so good, I almost can’t find the words to describe it. Who is this artist? He goes by Azzedine, and this is a name that’s gonna stick with you when you listen to his music.
This stroke of genius hails from the United Kingdom, and this Rock & Soul artist is nothing short of amazement to behold. This amazement comes in the form of an EP called Away, and if I were a fan that could rename the EP just for fun, I would change it to Blown Away. Yes, this EP is that good.
If you’ve ever watched an American Idol season or have heard a lot of today’s contemporary artists with world-class sounds, Azzedine would fit right in. With a blissful several-octave vocal range, a perfect vibrato, and above-average songwriting techniques behind the mastered craft, we have a very delicious stew. And there’s more than enough to go around.
With his opening track “Hello (feat. Alejandra Isabel Bedale)”, a duet-oriented upbeat song with two angelic voices perfectly complimenting each other, you’re gonna hear the perfect ingredients to how a duet was meant to be written, sung, and executed. From a subtle verse that builds gradually, by the time you hit the chorus, you’re already head over heels for this song. The use of piano and a smooth rhythm section really helps define this song’s production value, and in my opinion, couldn’t have been done better. This is just an amazing song from start to finish.
The other track that really grabbed me was the follow-up EP-title track, “Away (feat. Bazza B)”. There’s pure Soul in this song, and in my opinion has the most powerful chorus on the EP. With another piano-lead song with dynamic and punchy verses, we find another great buildup to the chorus that transitions every defining factor perfectly, and also showcases Azzedine in the most effective way. This is another track that keeps you listening, and will render you hooked without a doubt.
I could go on all day about this EP, but I would much rather put it simply to you: GO LISTEN TO THIS EP RIGHT NOW. If you’re looking for that musical spiritual awakening, Away will give that to you and so much more.
Connect with Azzedine:
- Music: https://play.spotify.com/album/5E2cH96X0aqZDJAXj5iNf9
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AzzOfficial
Review by: Justyn Brodsky
With an energetic yet sensual exercise in the best of yesterday’s and today’s EDM sensibilities, DJ/Producer Dobie brings us a catchy and versatile mix down with his song “Ballade Pour”.
This is a very upbeat song with a lot of charisma, consistency, and quality in the production value. It’s a perfect rave and clubbing song with great post-production additives and presents a dynamic persona with the spoken word narratives this track also has.
Dobie‘s artistic merit encompasses emotion, and the most effective way to express it. His inspirations behind his melodies also come from emotional aspects, and therefore feels what he writes, rather than just hears. Thus demonstrates his passion for his craft, and really speaks volumes about his overall persona as an artist. I’m eager to hear what Dobie‘s music manifests in the future as he continues to write, record, and release the music he’s passionate about. And it’s definitely something you’ll identify with when you take a listen to “Ballade Pour”. You won’t be disappointed.
Connect with Dobie:
- SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/dobie-music
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dobierecords