Album Review: Blaze – “Born To Blaze” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

If you are looking for a highly spiritual and captivating record with a great story-telling method, then Triunion Music artist Blaze‘s Born To Blaze will not let you down.

This Christian Hip Hop artist brings spirituality to a whole new level that really grasps at your heart and your mind. Blaze‘s album is versatile, multifaceted, and incredibly charismatic with his vocal deliveries and inspirational lyrical content that gets to the heart of real life situations. It’s extremely deep, passionate, and a joy to behold.

The beats incorporate many different genre elements and make great use of instrumentation and plugins. Each track is ambient and really flows together with Blaze‘s messages perfectly, and also showcases a handful of feature artists that really add artistic merit to this record.

One track that really stands out is the opener, “I Surrender (feat. Sarah McTiernan)”. With a soulful female-vocal hook cruising through this song, Blaze really hits the ground running with his spiritual lyrics and clever narrative. With elements of ambient Rock and Reggae influences that add many different moods to this track, you can’t help but fall head over heals with this record immediately. It’s an opening track that lets you know that you’ll be listening to every track on this album from start to finish.

Each track on Born To Blaze not only provides us with Blaze‘s signature style, but offers up something new and effective in every measure. You won’t hear the same song twice, but you’ll know it’s coming from the same artist; and that’s a very hard feat to reach in today’s mainstream market.

Blaze is a complete standout of his caliber and we at Artist Reach honestly can’t recommend him enough. If you’re in the mood for something fresh, powerful, well-crafted and highly spirited, then Born To Blaze is just for you.

The album is available now on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, and other digital retailers.

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Press Release: DOWNPOUR | NEW YORK

Article by: Justyn BrodskyBands can be a dime-a-dozen, but there is only one DOWNPOUR | NEW YORK.

Emerging from the elite New York City/Tristate-area music scene, Alt. Rock/Modern Country & 90s cover band DOWNPOUR began hitting the ground running in the music realm in January 2018, and is comprised of 6 multifaceted musicians that were brought together from different bands around the area and eventually manifested to form a high-energy Rock outfit that venue owners would want for their patrons.

With a highly eclectic and versatile sound, DOWNPOUR performs a vast array of over 40+ hit songs from some of yesterday’s and today’s artists we’ve all come to know and love including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cranberries, The Black Keys, Luke Bryan, Dwight Yoakam, Darius Rucker and many many others.

Determined to bring an unforgettable live show to the scene with music you can rock out and sing along to, DOWNPOUR brings forth a brand new edge to the 90s Rock era that has never left a soul unhappy, and have no intention of slowing their momentum down anytime soon.

DOWNPOUR | NEW YORK:

Rex Rek – Lead Guitar
Rob Keane – Drums/Vocalist
Mike Jacobs – Lead Vocals
Jessica Drozd – Keyboard/Vocalist
Raul Martins – Bass
Benny Serrano – Rhythm Guitar/Mgr.

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Artist Review: The Spanish Flies – “Ignorance Is Bliss” EP

Review by: Justyn BrodskyCanada’s music scene has brought many of yesterday’s and today’s most prominent artists the industry has ever graced to the world.

Whether it’s worldwide selling artists or underground bands, there’s always been a refreshing and eclectic vibe coming from the true north. Psychedelic Pop Rockers The Spanish Flies are another prime example of this.

This Edmonton group’s most recent EP Ignorance Is Bliss portrays a crafty, energetic, and keyboard-infused rock sound that showcases elements from many different rock eras; going as far back to the 70s, all the way to today’s mainstream sensibilities.

With 5 tracks of consistent rock and roll deliciousness, each song shows different angles to the musicianship qualities coming from The Spanish Flies. With a psychedelic feel reminiscent of the 90s, add in some rock and punk influence from bands like The Doors and The Strokes with today’s multifaceted production quality, and you have a tasty stew that resonates with “Ignorance Is Bliss”.

Leading man and guitarist/vocalist Fel Gamarra, is the heart & soul of the band that is behind all aspects of the creative process from the music, lyrics and image. With riffy guitar tones, catchy melodies/harmonies and dynamic keyboard integrations, each track brings out an unwavering energy that is fueled by passion and well-sung narratives that cast light into Gamarra’s travels, experiences, and inspirations that brought life into this EP.

The record is solidified with a well-paced and tight rhythm section that holds it all together and projects each song effectively with its consistency, smoothness, and edgy feel. The vibrant and loud overall tone gives this EP the versatility that sets it apart from your average rock record, and really dives into a sound that truly breaks new grounds when it comes to implementing several influential sounds from different eras; and it doesn’t disappoint in the least.

“Ignorance Is Bliss” is currently available on all major digital music retailers including ITunes, Apple Music, CD Baby, Spotify, and several others.

Connect with The Spanish Flies:

  • Website: thespanishflies.ca
  • Music: thespanishflies.bandcamp.com

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Artist Review: Terry McMahon Project – “Believe” Single

Review by: Justyn BrodskyBuffalo, NY’s Terry McMahon Project has a sound that brews some of yesterday and today’s artists we’ve all come to know and love, but still puts his own versatile touch to a signature sound the band can call their own.

The band’s leading man, Terry McMahon, has a signature sound reminiscent of artist influences ranging from Staind, Seether, Breaking Benjamin and Pearl Jam. Their modern rock sound is bold, pure, and powerful; driven by powerful, deep and emotional lyrics that really brings the listener to identify with their music from their own personal experiences.

The band’s anchor single “Believe” portrays a perfect example of this. The song’s dark, subtle and rock-infused combination of acoustic textures, edgy guitar riffs, and punchy rhythm section layers the music with a mesmerizing tone and puts their musicianship factors into the forefront that really brings a solidification to their perfectly blended chemistry. It’s a well-executed, multifaceted track that showcase’s Terry‘s vocals most effectively, and is evident throughout the song.

The implementation of the 90s and early 2000s era with today’s modern rock sensibilities makes Terry McMahon Project a standout of their caliber, and a refreshment of musical years many rock listeners miss dearly. Terry and his band gives you a refreshing reminder that brilliantly written music still exists, and that the era of music we all still yearn for is still out there if you look in the right places. You’ll be more than happy that you discovered Terry McMahon.

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Artist Review: The Mountain King – “Hitting Stellar Pipes”

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

A vast array of human emotions in musical form, The Mountain King brings their experimental realm to the surface with their powerful concept record “Hitting Stellar Pipes”.

It’s rare that you find a song/track of continuity that clocks in at 34:05, but once you step outside the box, you find an effectively dark and versatile composition that puts every emotion right into the forefront.

The music evolves as the track plays out, and is perhaps a dive into the conscious mind. It’s a tale of moods, melody, and a musical storyline that never wavers from its dark presence. With riffy and chugging distorted guitars and a punchy rhythm section, The Mountain King holds nothing back with coming at you from all angles of artistic expression. From glistening vocal melodies and heavily grungy elements, “Hitting Stellar Pipes” is a stellar exercise of human emotion in musical form.

The Mountain King is a very conceptual approach to many genre elements. The group of multifaceted musicians tell stories with their use of musicianship factors and instrumentation that makes their artistic merit stand out from anything else of their caliber.

If you wanna lay back, close your eyes, and experience music in a very direct way that hits human thoughts and emotions, “Hitting Stellar Pipes” hits home brilliantly.

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Artist Review: Phil Specs: “One Last Kiss” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Strong, boastful, and compellingly anthemic, European Artist/Producer Phil Specs hits home with his powerfully dark single, “One Last Kiss”.

The baritone singer brings a solid narrative to the conceptual realm of loving and leaving with this song, and really tells the story effectively. With a 90s edge in production value, this brilliantly-crafted song is very crisp, ambient, subtle and climactic. His voice is definitely versatile, but it artistically brings his multifaceted persona right to the center stage.

One thing came to mind when I first started listening to this track: great songwriting. It has that simplicity that never lacks catchiness, and a production style that isn’t convoluted with diversionary post-production sequences to distract you from anything the artist may lack. You can easily hear Specs‘ gifted talent right from the start.

If I had to put this song alongside something or someone that shows resemblance to this same kind of anthem-like quality, I would have to say Natalie Merchant’s “Carnival” is exactly what comes to mind; which is an incredible feat for an indie artist in today’s world of overproduced music.

You really gotta hand it to Phil Specs for this track, he really conjured up quite the treat with “One Last Kiss”, and it’ll be ringing and singing in your head long after the song is over.

Listen to “One Last Kiss” here:

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Press Release: Zizzo World – “Insane” Single/Music Video

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

“Insane” officially drops on June 15th, and will be available in stores and on digital music streaming retailers

Artists can be dime-a-dozen, but there is only one Zizzo World.

Emerging from the elite London music scene in the UK, Artist/Producer ZizzoWorld began hitting the ground running in the music world in 2004 while living in Romania at the time.

What started off as a way to entertain himself and kill some time, quickly grew into something much more serious and passionate. After a move to New York in 2008 and developing an insatiable craft in music production, Zizzo began to manifest into a versatile and multifaceted producer & artist combo with his own signature sound and stylization.

The release of his widely-acclaimed single “Little More” last year in 2017, became a cornerstone of his career and a turning point for the rising artist, as his artistic merit and authenticity became more evident and brought to the forefront; and the industry was ready for another Zizzo single.

Zizzo World’s newest track “Insane (feat. Jay Di)” is his latest hit creation mixed/mastered by Grammy-winning Multi-platinum engineer Cooper Anderson, with a fresh sound and charisma that is bound to capture the ears of any music hungry fan eager to discover something raw and original. Blending dynamic elements of pop with a multi-genre approach, Zizzo’s music resonates with many defining musicianship factors, production value, and touches on a style that showcases originality and familiarity.

Insane” will also be accompanied by a catchy Music Video that will be available on his ZizzoWorldVevo channel. The single officially drops on June 15th, and will be available in stores and on digital music streaming retailers.

Preorder “Insane” now: http://smarturl.it/ZWpreorder

Subscribe to see the “Insane” official music video: https://bit.ly/2kHB8Od

Listen to Zizzo World’s previous releases:

•YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDEvQxZzIcY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4hqDTZJVj8

•Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4eTzKqPgsMMPCZghsKUww2

Connect with Zizzo World:

•Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/serjezizzo

•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artistzizzo

•Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/serjezizzo

•Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/serjezizzo

•iTunes: Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/zizzo-world/1254957951

•Tidal: http://tidal.com/artist/8899243 •Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Q9J5gwMPpRkjaA4Hdh6Ip

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