Artist Review: Kevin Maze – “Been A Long Time” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Through innovative production value and an authentic take on today’s modern visceral Dance music, we get a rhythmic adventure from the modern realm of Kevin Maze‘s newest studio creation “Been A Long Time”.

This track impressively resonates with yesterday’s classic Dance vibes and today’s EDM sensibility. It’s a well crafted piece that would be suitable for raves, clubs, soundtracks and several other musical atmospheres

. The song takes off from the very first measure, builds up with each tasty additive, but never wavers from its rhythmic drive. And that’s what makes it a fun filled Dance anthem from beginning to end.

Utilizing samples that are appropriately placed without convoluting the song, “Been A Long Time” is a steady buildup of well paced measures and sequences that keep the energy flowing on the dance floor. There are no unnecessary theatrics and Maze definitely proves with this track that less is definitely more.

Overall, this track demonstrates what Dance music has always been about. Rhythm, pacing, vibes and authenticity. And it’s a breath of fresh air to hear Kevin Maze produce a track that sticks to that formula. You’ll be dancing all the way into 2019.

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Press Release: 14-Year Old DJ/Producer Benjamin Bogart Slated To Release His Highly Anticipated Single “Light It Up”

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Young DJ/producer Benjamin Bogart is currently making waves across the Netherlands with his versatile EDM signature sound and big room DJ-sets. Praised for his elite skills and multifaceted song selection, this kid knows how to get the crowd rocking and the bass booming. Now the 14 year old award winning DJ is geared up and ready to unleash his newest creation “Light It Up” throughout the landscape, and his fan base has been patiently waiting.

In all of dance music history, few debuts have been this enchanting. With ‘Light it up’, Benjamin Bogart immerses you in a sea of emotion where every single tone ripples on and on to blend in with the breathtaking atmosphere. The song presents a great demonstration of his authenticity and is truly a captivating listening experience.

Light It Up” is a tasteful mixture of UK influences, raising the game of pure pop and welcoming luxurious horns drifting in from a distance. Bogart‘s cleverly executed measures demonstrate his precision, production value and composition style behind the mixing board, and always keeps you engaged throughout the song.

“Light It Up” is slated for release before the end of 2018, and a Club Mix and Radio version will be released. The track will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

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Career Highlights: Mr. I-10

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Music fans know that the underground is where the magic happens. The greatest music usually comes from the artists most casual fans haven’t quite heard about yet but who are pushing hard to get their message out into the world. Mr. I-10 is a rapper & artist on the rise who is doing exactly that.

Emerging from the elite Hip Hop music scene in the US market coast to coast and originally hailing from Florida’s Jackson County, Mr. I-10 (AKAs: J. Tripp, Thulsa Doom, Tha Preachers Son) has been in the game since 2001 and is ready to hit the ground running since discovering his passion for the genre in the 80s. After years of listening to a vast array of different artists and gathering the tools to pursue his respective niche and artistic merit, he’s ready to delve into the music realm and perfect his prospective signature sound, and feels that his time is now.

During his younger years while growing up in a military household, the aspiring artist began moving around with his family to different cities and communities, which lead to his manifestation of love for local and underground artists. And after attending shows and witnessing the artist legwork first hand, he began to encompass an insatiable respect for the grind and started becoming inspired.

While listening to radio station KPOO in the Frisco Bay Area of California, he ran across many artists we’ve come to know in today’s music world before they became famous and rooted for them while they were still underdogs coming up in the scene. He expressed a profound respect for them as the ones who didn’t, and would be a pivotal point in his discovery of the hustle and grind as an artist on the rise still developing his first hand knowledge of the Hip Hop game and the business that surrounded it. Some of the artists he followed earlier in their careers include today’s superstars from labels like Rap-A-Lot, Death Row, Sic-Wid-It, Awol, No Limit, Cash Money, among several others. He followed them all with a special affinity for music from the West Coast and the South, and embraced the experiences of his surroundings and pursuits to get into the swing of things as an artist, which at this point was inevitable and a dream within reach. And this is when he began to manifest his signature sound and versatility as an artist – creating a style that shares resemblance to no one else and is one within his own right that he can truly own. And Mr. I-10 began to get his feet off the ground, with every horizon in sight and experience in the game to give him the drive to get there.

I’m grown, I don’t compete with these kids. I don’t hate, because I see what we do as two different things

Known for his versatile rhyming structures, Mr. I-10 exhibits the skills and dedication needed to really solidify his signature sound and stylization that is both original and familiar. Influenced and inspired by his daughter and the prospect of not giving up on dreams even if manifested or put on hold long ago, Ten is ready to show the world what he’s made of and is already on a path of creating important work. With lyrical content that resonates with real life situations ranging from child support, politics, the ideation of guns, the military, to the dynamics of the Black American Family, Ten’s music touches on subject matter that people and listeners can identify with and take in at its face value, rather than beat around the bush. His music touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving his audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable, and most of all, inspirational. Ten was inspired to be inspired, and that’s the musical path that got him to this point, and has no intention of slowing down his momentum anytime soon.

These days, he knows how to enjoy life, using his craft to be a voice for hip-hop, continuing its movement with his community and fanbase, and living the life of an artist on the rise. He has come a long way and is driven to maintain his originality and to shoot for greatness without letting anyone knock him down. Judging by his skill set and continued drive to succeed so far, Ten will be well on his way to the top. And mainstream music fans will soon be used to hearing him as a household name. His debut Album “Facing Extinction” is slated for an early 2019 release and will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

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Career Highlights: DaGuvna

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Producers are the cornerstone to any artist’s music, and help create them their identity and signature sound that makes them the unique individuals they are. DaGuvna is an elite creator of beats that helps breathe life into Hip Hop songs for a vast array of artists, as well as his own catalogue of creations. And he’s the real deal.

Encompassing many styles that are ambient, energetic, subtle and endlessly versatile, DaGuvna creates beats that are creatively melodic and timeless. His beats express many different moods and emotions that are raw and crafty, and creates a platform for any artist from the Hip Hop and R&B caliber with a vision behind their artistic merit.

DaGuvna has been featured on other releases and has successfully contributed his work to many prominent artists that connect with his ideas and signature style behind the mixing board. One thing that stands out about DaGuvna is his authenticity – the skill set to bring new vital sounds to the table and keep the evolution of beats in its movement. His contribution to many electronically-based and beat-based songs has credited him with solid acclaim, and is evident throughout every track he creates.

DaGuvna continues to compose, create, manifest and innovate throughout the rest of 2018 and beyond. He’ll be a name you’ll be hearing much more about over time.

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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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Artist Review: Lucas Burn – “Fade” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Gripping and climactic, Lucas Burn takes us through a realm of dark emotions in his hypnotic Hip Hop single “Fade”.

This is one song that’ll definitely hit you at your core. It’s thought provoking, effective, and really puts a strong perspective on raw emotions over the feelings of loss.

“Fade” has a classic yet futuristic beat that is dark, ominous and very atmospheric. It’s very visceral and has versatility that really gives Lucas a true identity behind his music. With a darker Eminem resemblance possibly at play here, we get a set of clever lyrical punchlines and a story telling narrative that grabs you from the very first measure. His demeanor is serious, the content is personal and the overall tone is captivatingly dark. It’s one big emotional rollercoaster.

This track is also something almost anyone can identify with. From anger, resentment, helplessness and emotions surrounding that realm, “Fade” ties it all together with this song into one big explosion of expression, and Lucas Burn delivers it up beautifully in a way that keeps you on your feet and constantly thinking.

“Fade” is a stunningly powerful song that really shows Lucas‘s craft in a hypnotic light. He is dark, charismatic and definitely an original of his caliber. We highly recommend this banger!

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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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