Artist Review: KF Greatness – “September 29 2” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

With witty rhymes and bars combined with a signature sing-songy style at the forefront, KF Greatness continues to shoot for greatness with his latest 12-song record September 29 2.

This album has an overall atmosphere that is very easy to resonate with. It’s likable, stylistic and never fails to grab your attention. There are great melody placements and distinctive switching between the rapping and singing to the point where both components are combined, and it gives amazing flavor to the overall execution of KF‘s style and artistic merit.

There’s also an ethereal feel that takes place with each song’s approach, sharing a versatile blend between laid back feel-good tracks and straight up bangers, all which have a flavorful R&B additive in the mix to give the tracks a noticeable edge.

But one thing that really makes this album a standout is its range of tempos and rhythms – the different beats give KF ample opportunity to deliver up a unique lyrical flow in each song, and it’s a great way to hear several angles of his talent as well as different sides to his depth as a lyricist and writer of melodies. It’s definitely diversified, but you still hear the consistency that lets you know that KF‘s still at the heart of the project.

September 29 2 is a very relevant record and a great addition to both the mainstream and underground sides of the spectrum. It’s currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. You’ll dig every track from start to finish, and really delve into the artist that is KF Greatness.

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Artist Review: Skyla Mac – “Mactober” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Straight heat coming from the streets to your stereo, elite Hip Hop artist Skyla Mac comes out swinging with his hybrid and vibrant new album Mactober.

Strap yourselves in for the ride, cause Skyla is going places with this latest record. Taking on an edge-of-your-seat lyrical approach, we get a heavy dose of yesterday’s iconic Hip Hop eras swiftly blended with today’s next-level sensibility. With versatility in the album ranging from feel-good tracks to straight bangers, we never get the same thing twice but always get the same artist. And that’s one very big component to this record – the signature sound and identity of Skyla. You always know it’s him despite the approach he takes. He’s recognizable and identifiable.

Utilizing multifaceted best mixes and post production sequences that add the perfect flavors, each track on Mactober embraces its own musical spectrum and lyrical composure. Skyla really focuses on his precision and making sure his rhyming techniques are pivotal and relevant to each measure. And the execution of his content is one of the many things that makes him a standout of his caliber.

Mactober also has a plethora of hood superstars stepping in as feature artists on this record, including Raekwon, Bun B, Sheek Louch, Maino and Uncle Murda. All who compliment Skyla‘s hooks and bars throughout the album’s duration, and proves that he’s no stranger to the game. This album has a lot of surprises and it’s a fire to behold when you really listen closely to the many facets of Skyla‘s musical credibility and authenticity.

Mactober officially dropped on October 31st and is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. This is one for the books as far as real Hip Hop goes, and a gem for Skyla Mac‘s discography. You’ll be very glad you picked up a copy of this album, and will thank us later.

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Artist Review: MiZ – “A Year Ago Today” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Acoustic, electric and all around eclectic, we get a fun and heartfelt catalogue of multifaceted tracks from Americana/Roots Rock recording artist MiZ‘s newest album A Year Ago Today.

MiZ is definitely no stranger to the industry. He’s performed his music on a vast array of tours and has opened up for industry heavyweights like Jason Isbell, Blues Traveler, The Wallflowers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and a slew of others. And is also a two time winner of the Tri-State Indie Award for “Acoustic Artist Of The Year”. Now continuing his career after the well received success of his debut album, MiZ has emerged from the studio with his second studio album A Year Ago Today, and proves to be a very diligently crafted follow up record with all the goods.

Staying true to his signature sound of blissful guitar textures, dynamic melody placements and tasty vocal harmonies, MiZ delivers up an album of heartfelt catchiness that sings to your soul and sticks in your head. Each track is intelligently pieced together, has flavorful additives and delves into a fresh Americana sound with elements of Folk and served up with a classic Roots Rock style. All the while maintaining modern production value and musicianship factors that makes A Year Ago Today a very relevant record for today’s mainstream market.

From well blended acoustic guitar progressions, keyboard melodies to funky fiddles gliding through each measure with a tight rhythm section, MiZ‘s versatile vocal range is showcased very effectively and really stands out as a true original. Each song really shows the facets of his song writing and his lyrical content with catchy vocal melodies are a collective standout on this album. There is something for everyone on this record.

Another great component is the diversity of the tracks. It provides a sound that shares equal parts originality and familiarity, where you get something different from each song but know it’s coming from the same artist. And the attentiveness to the detail of MiZ‘s songwriting is one of the major things that makes A Year Ago Today the gem that it really is.

This is a masterful album, and if this is your first time discovering MiZ, you’ll be glad you did. It’s the type of album that’ll give you intrigue, and really entice you to look deeper into MiZ‘s music career and previous records. His true talent glows in this album, and it’s made apparent from start to finish.

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Press Release: Shina Mack Geared Up To Release His Debut EP “Fear, Love” On November 20th

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

There are some artists out there that are truly dynamic and original. Artists with soul, spirit and a vital voice to their prospective genre. We get a hypnotic R&B-infused signature sound with an ambience like we’ve never heard before with Shina Mack‘s upcoming debut EP Fear, Love.

This EP being a debut effort is a great example of truly getting it right on the first try and hitting the ground running. It’s a captivating catalogue of tracks, and really showcases Shina‘s gift of voice, authenticity and songwriting structures. If this is his first release, then I am stoked for what his subsequent releases have in store.

Fear, Love, as a whole, focuses on two specific topics: fear and love. This project is a personal reflection of struggles birthed from love in a crude world that curates fear. It embraces the full spectrum of love itself – the highs and lows, ups and downs – how truly beautiful you can and cannot be. Fear, on the other hand, is unfortunately faced by everyone and it’s something you either conquer or get defeated by. As you listen to the EP, you will hear expressions of Shina‘s own experiences and the perspectives he takes to understanding them.

Each track glistens with a mix of yesterday’s and today’s R&B feel, but also implements several modern and tasty additives from other genres that really helps showcase Shina on many different angles with every track, offering up something new every time. His versatile voice is very eclectic and real, he is humble yet poised and precise when it comes to his projection. And his melody choices are incredibly crucial and effective when it comes to really catching the listener’s ear.

This EP, especially with its designated theme and concept, also provides a lot of soul and raw emotion. Shina‘s passion is at the forefront at all times and his story telling narratives are extremely thought provoking, gripping and really gets you at your core. His artistic merit shines both musically and personally, and maintains the perfect balance and composure through each track.

This EP has that staying power – that ability to stay with you even after it’s over. Being able to come back to these songs time and time again, and finding a whole new appreciation of these songs no matter how many times you give them a listen. There are melodies that will stick in your head and lyrical messages you’ll identify with. Shina really connects with his listeners on this EP, and really entices you to invest yourself into him as an artist and person as well. You’ll be able to walk a mile in his shoes…and realize you’ve been down the same path.

Love is what we were born with, fear is what we learned here” -Marianne Williamson

Fear, Love was produced by Ryan “Top Secret” Anderson with work from Ryini beats and Unhuman. The EP also has an array of feature artists including Tre Amani, Ayce, The Indigo, and k.lef. with additional vocals from Mo god. The EP officially drops on November 20th and will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. This EP is an astonishing first impression for Shina Mack and will be one of your favorite releases before the year is out. Mark your calendars, you’ll be glad you did.

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Press Release: ThinkAir Set To Release His Inspirational “The Messenger Album” Later This Month

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Uplifting, beautifully crafted and influential, Norway-based recording artist ThinkAir gets set to release his highly anticipated The Messenger Album: 10 Songs With Meaning November 23rd, 2018.

With songs that captivate your body, soul and encompass the uplifting of Faith in your higher power, ThinkAir articulates a powerful message with his blissful singing voice throughout every track of his upcoming album. Also working as a full time subsea engineer, the Nigerian-born artist explores each song like a chapter, challenging your faith while also motivating, uplifting you and sometimes comforting you.

His futuristic electronically-infused R&B style embraces lyrical content in each song that will inspire, uplift, enrich, guide and entertain every soul that listens. The album themes around being the messenger – the voice of being in touch with your higher power and letting the music flow into your heart as a presence that represents the overall message – from the messenger album itself. The production value is brilliantly executed and showcases very multifaceted angles of ThinkAir‘s vocals and songwriting talent in a very contemporaneous way. His charisma is magnetic, his image is bright and his presence brings forth a very inspirational aura that really gets you to listen and understand ThinkAir in the most effective way.

With tracks like ‘Good Good Shepherd‘, the message embodies the idea of the promise of protection and provision in a world of scarcity, lack and dangers. While the track ‘Don’t Go On A Journey‘ gives moral advice to always seek guidance before embarking on any calling or adventure in life, whether it’s finances, marriage, or any aspect of life that requires crucial decision making.

With the songs “I Praise You” and “Lead Me”, two anchor singles from the album accompanied by cinematic music videos, we get the perfect demonstration of the overall picture that is painted with The Messenger Album and the emotion that is carried with it. The music has a mainstream electronic flow, and resonates beautifully with ThinkAir‘s vocal structures and lyrical projections. And overall, the picture that is painted is quite the masterpiece when you let the songs reach your heart. ThinkAir‘s presence as a musician and artist persona really allows him to sing to your soul, and you can feel his climactic impact throughout every track on The Messenger Album. Two international artists are also featured on the album. “Only God Can Make A Way” features South African artist Chokes Kabello, while “Instrument Of Peace” features New York City artist Evie Joy; both who contribute to the album as effective and uplifting collaborations.

The album officially drops later this month between November on the 23rd, and will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms, as well as ThinkAir‘s social media and website. The album release will also be accompanied by a music video for the opening track “Instrument Of Peace” and will premier on YouTube, the ThinkAir official website (www.thinkairmusic.com) and other available outlets. This will be one of the most influential releases perfectly in time for the holidays, and will be one of your top favorites before the year is out.

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Press Release: Serbia’s Andrej Slated To Release His Debut Album In 2019

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

It was none other than The Beatles who inspired Andrej to start making music. Growing up in a family of musicians, he was soon bound to start his music career.

From 2004 to 2010, Andrej formed, sang lead vocals and played in two bands (‘The Spiders’ and ‘Mighty Fusion’). By the time he turned 18, he had already toured the country, played live shows and gained invaluable experience in rock & roll lifestyle. Even though the bands mostly didn’t perform their own songs, Andrej has been

consistently composing and writing music ever since he was an early pre-teenage kid that had only been able to play a limited amount of chords on his entry-level acoustic guitar. Songs like ‘Never Gonna Beg for Love’, ‘Kid of Celebrity’, ‘No Girl Like You’ and ‘Enjoy The Moment‘ were made in that period. ‘Never Gonna Beg for Love’ was featured on many radio stations, and ‘Kid of Celebrity’ won the author- song competition, but besides that, the songs yielded no major success.

September 2017 was a turning point for Andrej, as that’s when he was hired by an Estonian author and lyricist Anni Pea to compose a pop/ rock tune, a result of which is a song called ‘It’s My Day’, a pop/rock track infused with country elements. Anni and Andrej soon discovered that their creative synergy, Anni’s of making enticing lyrics, and Andrej‘s of producing appealing tunes, is likely to generate enjoyable results! So they continued working together, up to this day.

In August 2018, the song ‘Love Defined‘ was released. A funky, pop/rock song confirmed that a modern take on traditional genres such as rock and funk is widely enjoyed by new and upcoming audiences. Currently, Andrej is collaborating with Anni on his first album, scheduled to be released in 2019. He is also engaged in several other music production projects.

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Artist Review: Matthias Daiber – “Out Of The Blue” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Blissful and dreamlike, LA-based Composer & Producer Matthias Daiber takes us through an atmospheric adventure with his multifaceted Piano and Electronic blends in his new album Out Of The Blue.

This 12-song LP is a masterpiece of its caliber and brings something new to the table with each track, all the while presenting a very recognizable signature sound that shows its presence throughout the record in its entirety and never fails to keep you transfixed on each element of every song.

Matthias‘s piano breathes life into every track with ambient electronic additives that really add a glistening touch throughout every measure. Each song is like a takeoff and landing to a perfect destination while enjoying the ride while making your way there. His approach with each track is very articulated, versatile and very well-crafted. You can’t help but feel a sense of serenity with each measure these songs offer.

The best part is the versatility and originality of the genre mix. With classic light Jazz components and very melodic key signatures that really embody a real soul to his music, Out Of The Blue really showcases every angle of Matthias‘s abilities both as a composer and performer. His ideas are authentic, the moods are very blissful, and the aura that surrounds this album provides an array of emotions that touch the soul.

Out Of The Blue is the perfect album for the innovative pianist putting a modernized touch on today’s more mainstream production value, while staying true to the humble roots of what makes piano the most theoretical instrument of our time. This is a next-level album for anyone that appreciates brilliant piano compositions and today’s more promising production formulas. The album released on October 26th and is currently available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. You won’t regret getting a copy!

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