Artist Highlight: Calvin West

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

In today’s music world, the internet has been a focal point and cornerstone in almost every musician or band’s career. From platforms like YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, and other social media outlets, there’s always something behind the scenes to help enhance a music maker’s presence.

That’s where professional lyric video artist Calvin West comes in. A man that creates innovative and groundbreaking lyrics videos for any artist, any genre and with any kind of theme. Whether it’s a song that has a certain message or atmosphere involved, West is that visionary who can put all the pieces together for you and bring your song to live through an eye-catching lyric video.

Artists have especially taken interest in releasing lyric videos on behalf of getting fans to learn the words to a song, or perhaps put out a YouTube release of a track with some kind of character to it; in case an official music video just isn’t in the cards yet.

West has worked with over a thousand musicians and record labels from all over the world, and it’s a multifaceted combination of his background and ability that keeps his clients coming back. He understands their artistic identity and strives to channel it through the lyric videos he makes, and never fails to grasp at the artist/client’s vision for a project. Which is truly what separates him from the rest.

West is also a Top Rated Seller on freelance network Fiverr, with over 1,000 five-star reviews from artists all over the world that come to him for his abilities behind the screen. It doesn’t matter the challenge, it doesn’t matter the deadline – if you hand your work or artistic vision over to Calvin West to bring your song into a whole new spectrum, this is the man that will get it done. It gives musicians and their fans to encompass a whole new perspective on a very articulate audio and visual journey unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

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Press Release: Buddhi de Mal – “Colours Of Hate (No More)” Single

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

A perfect concoction comprised of a powerful message, versatile musicianship, eclectic song structure and a brilliantly expressive music video brings Buddhi de Mal‘s newest single “Colours Of Hate (No More” right to the forefront in every effective way.

Accompanied by a cinematic and well-paced music video, we get to see every angle of this social-awareness supercharged track from the artist’s perspective. Buddhi‘s charismatic vocals are subtle and persistent in all the right places, and has amassed a very impressive cast of musicians that really help bring this song together.

From catchy guitar licks, a tight rhythm section and powerful backing vocals, “Colours Of Hate (No More)” gets its message across in a way that lyrically takes charge and musically leaves no stone unturned. It’s a gem of its kind, and has a great alt-rock genre mix that puts out the perfect vibe that includes a buildup and resolution that will keep you coming back time and time again to keep you listening.

It’s also a song that will entice you to explore more into Buddhi‘s discography and history a bit more; get you to know the man behind the message and talent altogether. Once you take a listen to this single, you’ll immediately see how multifaceted he is.

We can’t recommend “Colours Of Hate (No More)” highly enough. This is a rare type of song in today’s mainstream era. And it’s artists like Buddhi de Mal that are gonna change music for the better.

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  • Artist Review: Yann Sella – “Turning Circles” feat. Manchester Rain

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    A track that is subtle and electronically ambient, French producer, Yann Sella, experiments with beautiful soundscapes and sonic textures in his single “Turning Circles (feat. Manchester Rain)”.

    Currently signed with UK label Subdust Music, Yann Sella shows a lot of promise with this song, which is his debut single from his forthcoming EP Existence. His ability to implement different moods and sounds into one explosive emotional package is made very evident throughout each measure of this song, and the likable musicianship factors stand out effectively.

    From the very beginning, the ambience speaks very loudly and the buildup and ascending measures are very soothing yet anticipating. Yann‘s use of software and plugins are very intricate but are still kept simple in all the right places, and the vocal swells are blended passionately with great melodies to bring forth more elements of what is offered throughout the artistic merit of the track.

    This song is definitely one that can take your mind to a place you haven’t been, or a place you’ve been yearning for. It’s not your average exercise in EDM or Electronic Music, “Turning Circles” stays within a realm of its own and really showcases Yann‘s insatiable talent and passion for music.

    From the multifaceted writing and programming to the elite production value, “Turning Circles” sets a great foundation for what’s to come for the DJ & Producer, and will definitely entice you to check out the rest of his EP when it releases.

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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: Poetic RockStar – “Gemini Dancer” Single

    Review by: Justyn Brodsky

    Soul. Poetry. And a rising star gives DMV-area artist Poetic RockStar the persona and identity that has been pivotal to his career in music.

    While mastering his own craft in the writing and poetry worlds, he also utilizes his skills to encourage and inspire others to tap into their respective passions. However, it’s his own passion of writing that inspired PoeticRockStar into forming his own signature sound and genre called Neotry – a charismatic and stylistic combination of Jazz, Neo-Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, and Poetry; stirred with a modernized twist that brings out his renowned play on words, and straightforward bars-approach that sets him aside from your run-of-the-mill artist or rapper.

    His song “Gemini Dancer” is a great introduction into PR‘s world, and really showcases every angle of his artistic merit in all its glory. With a simple and effective guitar progression driving this song forward, PR delivers a soul-infused hook with a conceptual flow and versatile approach to the everyday life of being single and ready to mingle.

    Incorporating his signature Neotry sound and style into every story-telling verse, “Gemini Dancer” is a witty and brilliantly crafted track that has powerful performance value and originality. While touching on a very valid and all-too-often concept, he executes it perfectly with a very effective way of delivering a flow of words that you can easily resonate with, and enjoy in a whole different way.

    He keeps this song upbeat, encourages crowd participation, and strongly boasts a genuinely positive vibe during every measure of this song. It has endless likability factors and a catchiness that is hard to achieve in this era of music.

    You’re likely to recognize every facet of each genre implemented into this song, but it’s never been done quite like this. Poetic RockStar has set new boundaries for other artists of his caliber, and is gonna help lead the way with newer and fresher forms of artistic expression. Do yourself a favor and give yourself the Neotry experience that we got; you’ll be glad we recommended it.

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    Artist Review: TIGER DRIVE – “Legend” Official Music Video

    Review by: Justyn Brodsky

    Some bands are just meant to be discovered. This is one of those cases.

    With a modernization and stylization that delivers vibe, energy, and a multifaceted chemistry among three brilliant musicians, Rock-tronic power trio TIGER DRIVE hits it out of the park with a cinematic music video for their single “Legend”.

    The title advertises this song perfectly. With subtle verses that build up to an electrically explosive chorus, this song does no wrong. We have a charismatic vocal range delivering up lyrical justice both in content and execution; there’s an aura among the trio that gets you to feel TIGER DRIVE‘s energy, authenticity, and visual perception.

    The video brings forth a use of color that is something out of Hollywood’s standards. With action, drama, and suspense elements that parallel perfectly with the song’s captivating sequences, “Legend” takes us on a front row edge-of-your-seat cinematic ride.

    The catchiness of this track is unwavering – each member feeds off the song’s anticipating structures and really kicks things into high gear when the chorus comes around. When watching the video, each member really shows their true artistic merit in its full package and brings you something that combines originality and familiarity with their dynamic sound.

    This song is an all-or-nothing kind of single – where if TIGER DRIVE is gonna deliver music, they’re gonna do it holding nothing back. This song is it, their time is now. And this is definitely the song that will get you relentlessly hooked on this band.

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    Artist Review: Oxaï Roura

    Review by: Justyn Brodsky

    This is definitely new food for the ear, with a fresh concept that is both atmospheric and unique.

    Those familiar with African polyrhythms and polyphonic chants will definitely identify with French-Guianese Composer & Percussionist/Vocalist Oxaï Roura, a self-taught pioneer of his music & culture who was born in a multicultural family of artists, poets, and musicians; and began his journey into the realm of drumming at the young age of three.

    Performing under a genre that mixes a diverse blend of Electronica, Sacred Afro-Brazilian Drums & Bass, and Afroamazonika, Roura‘s music offers up an ambience and atmosphere that is themed around dreams, outer space, and parallel dimensions. Music that could be described in essence with futuristic-electronic sounds, ancient mystic voices, and spiritual percussion from different parts of the world.

    With the short-and-sweet vocally driven track “Back From Sirius B (Nommo)”, we get a versatile demonstration of the vocal side of Roura‘s multicultural sound and technique. And although very short in its runtime, it definitely keeps you cliffhanging and intrigued to explore more of what this artist has to offer.

    With his second single, “America + Europe 21: The Secret Alien Union”, we definitely get to grasp onto more of the signature style Roura expresses in both his performance and production value. As an attribute to the solar system and the planets altogether, this space-themed track has elements of Industrial and a poetic Hip Hop sensibility that really comes together effectively. It’s something very new and diverse, but captivates a futuristic feel and can give your audio experience a visual component as well. The aura and multifaceted nature of Roura‘s musicianship is definitely at the forefront of this track.

    One thing you will gather from a collective artist like Oxaï Roura is a universe of emotion, diversity, intensity, and a multicultural side to musicianship. His music is very acclaimed in his native homeland and is executed in a way that gets you more interested in what he has to offer. He’s definitely an artist you’ll want to invest your time and research into. His story and abilities will exceed your expectations.

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