Artist Review: Calafyx

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Melodically driven, drums and bass heavy, and an insatiable feeling of musical nostalgia.

The melodic vibes from UK EDM-Artist Calafyx’ newest EP Freedom really bring the dynamics of Ableton Live software and magnetic songwriting to the forefront; expressing many moods, structures, and cinematic-worthy production value. 

The first single from Freedom is the instrumentally soothing “Made”. A perfect introduction and demonstration to Calafyx’ signature sound and artistic merit. This track definitely sets the tone for the rest of the EP and already begins to leave you transfixed on the track’s versatility and infectious melody.

The second single “Fantasy” brings forth a shift in formula, but sticks to the melodic foundation that makes these songs stand out. With beautifully crafted vocals featured by artist Charlea B, the uptempo drum track from this song really drives the structures forward with more versatile elements when mixed with the powerful melodies this EP showcases. The vocal harmonies are absolutely flawless and really put the perfect touch to the track’s atmosphere altogether.

And with EP-title track “Freedom”, again with authentically sensual mid-to-high range vocals performed by Charlea B, we get another nostalgic angle of Calafyx’ song structured moods with balance and composure that really tie all the songs together. This title track definitely shows a lot if charisma and really hits home with the EP’s concept. Each of these songs are cleverly connected and also experiment with different elements while sticking to a solidified chemistry that really puts high likability factors on Freedom altogether. No matter what, these singles are going to entice you to check out the rest of the EP in whole, and perhaps have you research more into Calafyx as an artist and persona. You won’t be disappointed when you do.

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Artist Review: Woochia – “Bus” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


This London-based Producer of Music & Videography displays a lot of versatility and character depth as an artist with his Melodic-oriented Techno.

Woochia, a French Artist & Producer with his own crafty signature sound, is a very dynamic and effective songwriter and composer behind the mixing board, and processes heavily every-day sounds to create smooth and melodic techno tunes. Inspired by progressive rock bands such as Tool or Rishloo, he strongly implements wide atmospheres and ambient meditation sounds and moods in his music. 

His single “Bus” is quite a ride. It’s a well-executed buildup as the track plays on and, like said, has very melodic signature moods and components that drive this song to keep building ontop of its formula as the track began. There are some twists and turns in the measures ahead, but they’re very appropriately fitted for the song. It also keeps you focused, but at the same time, relaxed and soothed by the subtle changes of how strong or delicate the moods shift. 

Woochia definitely leaves a great impression on you as a Producer; one that knows the mixing board like the back of his own hand. But his compositions, especially with his diversity of EDM and the melodic components that really add the flavor to the overall mix.

This is a very promising track for those who haven’t discovered Woochia yet. It’s a song that will leave a strong impression on you. And will make you morbidly curious to hear what the rest of the EP has in store.

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Artist Review: Anton Cullen – “Breaking Through” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


EDM with 8-bit Nintendo Plugins and melodies? Sign me up!

Anton Cullen is an elite EDM producer and has a sound with a lot of twists and turns with his song “Breaking Through”. From clever progressions, memorable structures, and sound-effective melodies with a video-game spin, we get served a great value of production, tasty measures of melody, and brilliantly diverse song structures with buildups and breakdowns that compliment each other throughout the song’s captivating stride.

There’s a lot of unexpected fun breakdowns in this track that really showoff Cullen‘s versatility, which gives it a raw and original approach. It’s witty, danceable, and could easily be deemed as a club track or even a straight rave track you could loosen up your mind to, and just take what’s coming with its energy, aura, and nostalgic realm.

It’s something you can play just about anywhere; even your car to test out those new Sony Xplodes. Stuff like that. It’s not generic, but is very universal and holds a very unique balance in between being radio friendly, and straight-up gritty. It’s a toss up really (depending on the Disc Jockey).

No matter how you take this song in, Anton Cullen is new food for the ear. This has that sensibility that’ll definitely have you coming back to the song time and time again. The likability factors are there, so in my eyes, you’re gonna love this track too. Now go listen!

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Artist Review: Tony Marino

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Hailing from the landscapes of Fort Wayne, Indiana…it’s a great day for renowned Multi-Musician, Composer & Producer Tony Marino; mainly due to his official Release of his newest CD of swingin’, foot-stomp’n, and dynamic Latin Jazz grooves, A Sound Investment.

However, all Marino needs you to invest is your Music hungry eardrums (and perhaps a few dollars to purchase his music on iTunes) and some time to have a glass of wine, relax, and listen to some very well written, catchy, and innovative tracks solely composed by Marino himself.

It’s music for a high class crowd, 5-star events, and all those who appreciate music theory and the insatiable world of Jazz. A genre that has set the groundwork and foundation for almost every other genre that exists today. Marino‘s tracks are groovy, and driven with a classic lineup of a trio of instruments that all blend together in a way that makes Jazz the dynamic genre that is. The instrumental trio being Piano as the lead instrument, with a zoot-suit rhythm section of Standup Bass and a very basic, yet highly effective 3-piece Drum setup. 

This is a great foundation that allows other brilliant musicians to jump in with melodic Trumpet/Brass solos, and other instruments that add to the traditional Latin Jazz sound that music lovers from all over the world have come to know and love over many generations. Tony Marino fits the bill for this perfectly, and it’s evidently clear that this Composer & Band Leader is a very influential one alongside many other greats who have also captivated the ears, and hearts of Jazz lovers from all over the world. 

If you’re interested in taking a listen to a true world-class musician that is keeping one of the most undeniable and undying genres of music alive in a very powerful way, then Tony Marino is your draft pick.

His newest CD, A Sound Investment, is available on iTunes along with other music retailers. Pick up a copy today! Artist Reach approval 100%.

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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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Artist Review: Matthew Strachan

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


More proof that some of the best musicians are from the U.K.

Matthew Strachan, a 12-time ASCAP Award winner, is a renowned Songwriter & Composer, responsible for the music scores for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, BBC Home Front, and formed the Klaus Harmony, is a very well-known and respected musician that has his music scattered over many landscapes in many forms; Musicals, Scores, Compositions, and is a very known figure in the industry.

Critics liken him to Tom Lehrer, Leonard Cohen and Randy Newman. His creations may not all be loveable but they’re always recognisable. Exasperated bigots, angry Alpha males, lonely landladies, voyeurs and dysfunctional daredevils all have their moment in the spotlight. Matthew Strachan gives them all three minutes to tell their tale.

Strachan recently released his most recent solo effort, Serious Men. An album integrated with Blues, Alt/Rock, and great piano-riff oriented tracks. One song in particular, “Hootchie Groovey Child”, is a fun, witty, personal side to Strachan and showcases both his dynamic writing style of melodies, and humble nature of his musical persona.

With such a successful catalogue under his belt and multiple awards to show for it, I must say it has been an honor to both write Matthew Strachan‘s Bio, and write a Review for him here.

He is a musician that not only deserves your attention, but is one that should be researched. This musician has a brilliant story, and his future holds a lot of promise as he continues to carry major weight throughout the industry. 


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Artist Review #2: Melvin Fromm Jr.

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


We are more than happy to bring back humble Artist & Composer Melvin Fromm Jr. with a new single, “Colorful Fall Luck Life”.

Most likely taking an imagery-driven influence from the Fall Season, this single is once again another great smooth and catchy composition from Fromm with very dynamic use of Violin as the song’s lead instrument.

The Bossa-Nova 4/4 tempo fits beautifully with the clean Alt/Soft-Rock guitar swells that carry the rhythm section, and leaves great room for the lead violin to really showcase its many angles. It has a very cinematic feel and could definitely be heard in a Soundtrack or movie score, and even lends a foreign substance from the violin’s foreground. The chemistry is something that definitely catches the ear and makes you want to wander through Fromm‘s catalogue of compositions. Maybe perhaps hear what other tricks he might have up his sleeve.

The song’s title definitely does justice; the sound is colorful, the season of Fall easily blends into the imagery, and Luck Life seems to be Melvin Fromm‘s mantra, from what we’ve heard and seen of him so far. As of right now, we are looking forward to hearing and seeing more from him. For another one of Fromm‘s colorful compositions, we reviewed him about a month back for his first contribution. And we are elated he’s still doing what it sounds like he does best in music!

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