Artist Review: Sienna – “Quintessence” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

When it comes to production value, it’s all about the elements of how and why a song is effective, and the uniqueness that is carried with it. We get an innovative, punchy, knockout beat banger with Producer Sienna‘s single “Quintessence”. A bump-and-grind go-getter track that brings a vibrant and bass-oriented chemistry to the table that puts solidification into musical innovation.

With a lot of today’s creators in the world of EDM, it’s imperative to showcase your versatility and composing ability in the best way possible, so you can give yourself and your audience an in-depth impression of your expression. Sienna has a very well-rounded craft with this track, and the intensity of the rotund low end combined with the anticipation from the song’s buildup is what really makes this track the gem that it really is.

If you have a bass-thumping sound system, then “Quintessence” will likely rumble through your entire neighborhood. It’s energetic, witty, clever, and has some great twists and turns as the song builds into a beautiful climax. It has a simple approach in its beginnings, and I believe it’s the type of simplicity that really makes this track effective when all the other elements play out.

Sienna definitely has a brilliant ear for detail and is worth checking out in every way. She delivers the goods with this single, and you’ll probably find yourself doing more research on more of her music after cranking “Quintessence” through your speakers.

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Artist Review: MVJOR ARCVNA

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

I’ve come across a spectrum of different EDM artists and projects over this past year, and each of them showcased their own sensibilities and elements that contributed to the appreciation of their craft. But with Musician/Producer MVJOR ARCVNA‘s LP Tower: Volume I, an album with many impressive multi-genre elements, we have an approach of soaring melodies coming from all angles in dynamic, beautiful ways. If you love a melodic approach, then this LP will be your anthem.

Every track from Tower offers up something unique and versatile, but the track that grabbed me was “Funk Pusher”. From clever Post-Production to dynamic instrument usage, including a western-oriented acoustic riff-bender, this track really jumps at you with its melodic textures, ambient melody leads, powerful uptempo beat structure, and a mood that is very comforting as well as energetic.

However, it carries a unique blissful signature sound with it. Nothing ends up being repetitive nor does this song tend to outdo itself in any way, it’s a perfect blend of many defining factors of what makes a song effective; and in my opinion, it’s the imagery that also parallels the moods this song gives off. You can close your eyes, take in every melodic measure, and let the mood caress the airwaves. Or you can rock out to this, and admire every measure’s versatility and uniqueness. The Hip Hop vocals also added a very anthemic tone to the entire song that really showcases the production value. It fits the formula, adds to the chemistry, and is completely on-point with the song’s aura.

Another song that stole me away is the ballad-oriented “SlowerCloser (Letters To You)”. A different formula of how the song plays out, but still just as effective as its predecessor. With the beautiful Male & Female duet-style duel-vocals and the subtle textures to build up the song, we have another masterpiece for the eardrums and the soul. The hook really grabs hold of you and eases you in to the down tempo and ambient progression, once again accompanied by great use of instruments and plugins that solidify this song into something very beautifully crafted. The melodies are once again one of the biggest defining factors present throughout the whole track. The more you listen, the more you start to believe that this is music completely impossible to dislike. This song will absolutely melt you.

There is an overall key signature sound in MVJOR ARCVNA‘s approach that really showcases his brilliance behind the mixing board, and the songwriting complex. It’s a sound that his fans can recognize, and appreciate in the way he is meant to be. Take a listen to Tower: Volume I and experience an astonishing presence of audio and imagery with undeniable melody in the forefront. You won’t be disappointed. Prepare for something new and beautiful.

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Artist Review: Beatknoxxx – “I’m The 1 Who F’ed Up” (feat. Mars Of Youth)

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Known for his musical crossover called Synth Hop, we capture a powerful presentation of EDM, ambience, and a new wave of R&B in Recording Artist Beatknoxxx with a rapid rising new single, “I’m The 1 Who F’ed Up” (feat. Mars Of Youth), from his most recent LP 4AM.

With a nostalgic and energetic feeling from the initial R&B-looped beat, bass-bumpin and slower ambient tempo, it’s hard not to feel the eclectic nature this song breathes to life. With Beatknoxxx‘s undeniably gifted voice carrying the torch, the overall craft brings more light into the mix and makes every measure of this track worth your time. Also, most notably, B-Knoxxx chooses his vocal melodies very wisely. It’s one of the strongest defining factors with keeping this song in your head.

This is an implemented crossover of insatiable energy and subtle ambience; on the verge of being a super-charged ballad. But what is presented is far more clever to the naked ear. It leaves you with a couple unexpected twists and turns, as well as a far more unique take on this multi-genre sound that happens to fit. But like said, the number one fitting piece has to be Beatknoxxx‘s vocal ability that drives this song forward, and once you take a first listen to this track, you’ll see exactly how the parallels work perfectly. 

This is for the faint of every heart out there ready for something catchy, familiar, yet dynamic with its own spin. Beatknoxxx delivers the goods with this single on all counts.

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Artist Review: Engell – “Been Looking For” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Christina Myers

A very eclectic and experimental exercise into the realm of EDM and ambience. Recording Artist Engell brings us a very versatile edge in his new single “Been Looking For”.

With great experimentation in diversity and versatility, this artist brings a very likable, soulful, and passionate approach into the world of Electronic music without overdosing you on the noise factor. The song gently brings you into a buildup of emotions, and other moods that solidify the overall approach. And it’s safe to say that this track also expresses the vocals through melody and narratives alike. It’s something that makes you think, feel, and wonder what’s in the mind of its creator.

The production value is right where it needs to be, and can definitely be a great draft pick for a movie score. Engell has a sound that harbors many thoughts, emotions, and an expressive nature that grabs you on a personal level. It’s a deep song, with many light and dark sensations of reflection throughout the song’s buildup. And as the song plays out, you definitely begin to think for yourself about what this song means to the creator, as well as what it means to you. And I believe the balance between audio and imagery are perfectly presented as the song curiously keeps you listening all the way to the end.

This is definitely a song with deep meaning, and has moments that really grasp at your soul. Take a listen to “Been Looking For” and see (as well as hear) what the song means to you. It’s anthemic and a very dynamic adventure.

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Artist Review: Natalie Jean

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

After scoping out the aura, vibe and sound that talented Bombshell Starlet Natalie Jean has put into the musical presence and image around her, it comes as no surprise that she is well on her way to some major things!

She is quite the trifecta; brains, beauty, talent…you name it. She’s been nominated for a slew of Awards, and has won many. And right now her most recent remix, “Red Room”, has really given her career a major boost and has been recognized on many other platforms like Jamsphere and ReverbNation — in which she also signed to donate 1/2 of her album sales to a charity that ReverbNation is doing.

“Red Room” to me is an explosion of high-end EDM and Pop sensibilities with a heavy presence. And with Natalie Jean‘s perfect range for this song with a very expressive and well-toned voice to compliment the song in whole, we have a masterpiece with dead-on production value that puts all the important musical key factors together; making the song catchy, exotic, free spirited, and very uplifting. This is one for the books if you’re an avid EDM or Pop enthusiast. You won’t be disappointed in the least.

This is the type of artist to really keep your eyes on. Or perhaps reach out to before it’s too late. Because like said, as a professional musician myself, my professional opinion is that she will be going to bigger places on the horizons. Mark my words, folks. Artist Reach approval 100%.

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Artist Review: Carsen Gray feat. DJ SHUB – Wanna See You (Official Music Video)

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Dave Welsh

Eye candy, ear candy, and instant-classic status are some definitive ways of summing up Carsen Gray‘s Music Video for her song “Wanna See You” (Featuring DJ SHUB).

This is a video for every music hungry person out there (especially if you’re a male) that are always searching for the next up & coming Artist that’s right on the verge of something very, very big in their shortcomings. This song is catchy, on point, has amazing choreography, black light visuals (including neon green stilettos!), and most of all, an amazing presentation of very talented post production in both the song and video.

And that’s one of the best parts of this song. The production value parallels perfectly with the audio and imagery. And it never outdoes itself in any way. This is the first song and video I’ve seen/heard in a long time where I wanted this song to last much longer than it did. And I mean that in the best way possible. Because it immediately entices you to check out Gray‘s other videos, songs, and back catalogue that she’s put together beautifully in a very short time; which shows me that if she can garner a presence and fan base this quickly, imagine what she can accomplish with a longer period of time.

With many Artists out there creating their spin on the Pop/EDM sensibility right now, I must say that Carsen Gray takes the cake by a landslide. Because most artists that succumb to this genre nowadays normally fall short very quickly. Meanwhile, Gray hits it out of the park, and it’s something I haven’t heard on this level quite yet. So do we recommend her? No. We DEMAND her! She deserves more than a recommendation. By the power invested in me as a music blogger, music service entrepreneur and multi-musician, we demand you to give “Wanna See You”  a watch & listen right now. Just trust us on this one!

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Carsen Gray’s LP is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon & all other music retailers!

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Artist Review: Paul K

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Dark, ambient textures that bring out an emotional feat, Artist/Producer Paul K‘s “Ashes In The Snow” is a soundtrack-worthy instrumental that explores different moods hidden among our soul’s more emotionally intimate mindsets.

With great use of synthesizers and an anticipation of buildups as the song progresses, Paul K portrays a very dynamic and brilliant composition that gives you a visual experience through his production value. There are soaring melodies in the foreground that really stand out, and help put the climactic touches to the overall sound. It’s an exploration of art with a vast array of emotions that really soothe you as the track plays on.

Paul K, also known as the Producer for Glitch Code, is definitely the type of artist that the film industry could really grasp onto with his movie-score approaches and multifaceted skills behind the mixing board. “Ashes In The Snow” is not just something to listen to in a matter-of-fact sort of way; you have to sit back, open your mind, your heart, and let this song take you for the ride that it really is. 

This is an artist that’ll make you wanna explore all he has to offer, and anticipate what’s to come in the near future as a writer with a vision behind every composition. We highly recommend Paul K, and encourage you to go on the same audio and visual journey that we did. You won’t be disappointed.
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