Artist Review: Lil Opioid – “Cosmic” EP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Young, aspiring and undeniably talented in his own right, Lil Opioid brings his craft in full swing with his latest EP Cosmic.

Ranging from an array of ambient beats, anthemic production quality and rhythmic rhyming methods that are effective and thought provoking, Lil Opioid (real name Nick Bowman) showcases a versatile vocal style that gives the Hip Hop game and Pop genre an entirely new fresh look and modern feel. Since amassing a rising and loyal fan base with the success of the EP as well as other anchor singles including “Shorty” and “WiFi“, this young on-the-rise artist has been accumulating an insatiable street buzz and internet presence that has him climbing the industry ladder; and has no intention of slowing down his momentum anytime soon.

Delving into his music, his vocal style has a dynamic youthfulness that is charismatic and authentic. His flow is very rhythmic and his lyrical outbursts are very clever, witty, and puts together very tasty ingredients to deliver catchy punchlines and solid hooks. The beats have a very chill and laid back aura with elements of energy, ambience and atmospheric production value. It’s a record that’ll keep you fascinated, on your feet, and constantly having you guess what’s next. Each track resonates diligently throughout its duration and never loses its signature sound; making Cosmic all the more charming and musically satisfying.

This is the perfect release to check out if you’re just discovering Lil Opioid now. He’s a vital voice for younger Hip Hop artists and plays a pivotal and influential role in keeping its movement alive and in the right direction. He’s currently working on his follow-up release, slated for 2019, and will include several big feature artist names that will undoubtedly take off when it releases. In the meantime, grab your copy of Cosmic and his other singles that currently has the industry paying extra attention to Lil Opioid and watching his next move. All of his releases are available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms, as well as his social media networks. Catch this artist before he takes off!

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Artist Review: Lee Michael Walton – “Best Of The Gifts (Feat. Brad Jones)” Holiday Single

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

With enchanting piano progressions and blissful voices encompassing the spirit of Christmas, Lee Michael Walton proves that his duet with young feature artist Brad Jones is the perfect anthem for this year’s holiday season.

With both singers hailing from South Wales, this father/son themed song, “Best Of The Gifts”, has musicianship, versatility and the perfect musical atmosphere of the holiday spirit. With dynamically blissful piano parts that resonate with the mid-ranged vocal tones of Lee Michael Walton and the youthful catchiness of Brad Jones, both voices play a pivotal role in this song that brings out a chemistry and demonstration of two talented musicians from different generations; coming together to bring the essence of the Christmas season to your soul.

The song is a celebration of childhood, the father/son relationship, family, and the power of teaching a child to believe in themselves as they prepare to go out into the world. It’s an inspirational track that showcases both singers diligently and really puts a multifaceted angle to holiday-themed songs. It’s anthemic, enchanting, and a perfect addition to your holiday playlist that your whole family will enjoy.

The song is also about the reminiscence of good memories as well as the prospects of the future. It’s a song that glistens with spirit, hope, positivity, all wrapped up in musicianship factors that embrace the Christmas season with unwavering talent and beautiful melody placements. It’s a Christmas song that has a classic duet feel with an eclectic aura that is provided by two different voices bringing a high-spirited holiday theme to the forefront that showcases the vocal talents of Walton and Jones perfectly. Their voices are an amazing collaboration, and will make their mark with “Best Of The Gifts”.

The Single is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms everywhere. It’ll be one of your favorite holiday classics this Christmas season, as well as many years to come for the whole family.

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Press Release: Project Rod Williams Gets Geared Up To Release His Anticipated “Fire” LP On January 7th, 2019

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

With top notch production quality and powerfully melodic structures from several feature artists, Project Rod William‘s newest Dance album Fire, with catchy Pop sensibilities is innovative, captivating and ahead of its time.

With 20 tracks that include several visceral remix versions, the talent on this album is unwavering and unrelenting. It’s an album of passion and all about having a good time. One of the focal points that Rod brings to the forefront of this record is his versatility and a multifaceted atmosphere to this record that is mainstream worthy and original in its own right as well as eclectic. Another noteworthy mention is the amount of talent the feature artists contribute to this record and the fact that it enhances the melody of Rod‘s compositions he creates as the heart and soul to every measure.

Rod, who has been pursuing music since the age of 12, delivers up a signature sound that is multi-layered in a way that is almost unheard of when it comes to production value. When putting a track together, he covers several angles of his melodic structures but it never ends up convoluted or outdone. It’s a burst of rhythms, moods, passion and an electronically infused emotion with all the correct melody placements both instrumentally and vocally. Fire lives up to the heat it delivers up and the name altogether that is showcased in the title and music collectively. It’s an incredibly versatile and melodic album that will get you addicted to its music and artistic merit through its unrelenting production.

Fire is a record that is ahead of its time and will leave an everlasting impression on you. It has all of today’s mainstream qualities, but is so much better due to its undeniable musicianship. Rod‘s brilliance is truly pivotal throughout every track of this album. Fire officially drops on January 7th, 2019, and will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming outlets. This record will have you starting out the year with a bang!

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Press Release: AMA Iziian Slated To Drop His Album “Woke” On December 21st

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

If this were a competitive sport; I would be Bruno Mars & Childish Gambino vs Travis Scott & Prince.. with Led Zeppelin as referee

With an insatiable knack for smooth groovy guitars, glistening vocal melodies and versatile song structures, AMA Iziian proves that his upcoming album Woke will be one of the most multifaceted records to release before the year is out.

Comprised of charismatic vocals and harmonies that are reminiscent of today’s mainstream Pop artists, AMA‘s edgy Alt/Rock and at-times electronically grungy sound brings a new wave of funky riffs and measures to the forefront with undeniably catchy melody placements. The album screams of versatility; you’ll hear an array of different elements with each track, but know it’s still coming from the same artist. And that’s one of the greatest components of Woke – there’s something for everyone on this record.

Moving through his verses with a story-telling sweetness and high-ranged R&B infused vocal approach, we get to experience a solid range of different angles to AMA‘s artistic merit. From a vibrant energy in his opening number “Get It Together” to more ominously subtle textures in “Gentleman”, the facets of his signature sound are present at all times with a twist of something different in his highly eclectic sound. It’s an absolute rollercoaster from start to finish, and will surprise you by its retro style while being able to maintain an indie sensibility that is still mainstream-worthy.

But one of the most compelling things about this album is its ability to have staying power — where AMA‘s music stays with you even after the album is over. From melody structures that stay in your head or guitar riffs that have you guessing what’s next, no matter what, Woke is an album that stays with you and resonates with your musical fascinations. You’ll never hear anything quite like it, and you’ll be addicted to each track like a bad habit.

Woke officially drops on December 21st and will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. It’s the perfect release to end the year with, as well as begin your resolutions with for 2019. AMA will also be releasing his single “Naked Ballerina” on December 4th, which will also be released everywhere. If this is your first time discovering AMA Iziian, you’ll be very glad you did. Strap yourself in for a ride.

Pre-save Link for Woke: https://ffm.to/yhoaylgevz

Pre-save Link for “Naked Ballerina” Single: https://ffm.to/uvga0r1ri7

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Press Release: Pop/Folk Artist Bryce Hitchcock Releases New Single “Two”

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Recognized as “an artist to watch”, Bryce Hitchcock’s music is rooted in folk-pop, country blues, and jazz. Fans have heard Bryce as the voice of Deuce in the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video game and she was recently featured singing and acting on the hit FX show Atlanta.

Bryce‘s new single “Two” is about a girl who isn’t ready to commit 100% of herself to her relationship. She’s afraid to be depended on, and even more afraid of depending on someone else. Bryce‘s strong smokey voice carries the heavy subject matter and shows amazing maturity for such a young girl. Bryce brings back deep lyrical content reminiscent of such legends as James Taylor and Carly Simon but keeps it fresh and new with a young sound and modern production. In an era of over produced, glossy pop music Bryce is keeping it real.

Two” was recorded in Ireland with Stuart Gray at Jealoustown Studios and a music video was filmed in downtown Nashville, TN by Steven C. Knapp of Knapptime Creative LLC. The song may be titled “Two” but Bryce‘s songwriting and voice deserves to be number one. “Two” is currently released on Spotify and all digital music platforms.

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Billion Smiles Project: “It’s Christmas Time Again (A Modern Carol)” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Glisteningly peaceful and vocally soothing, web get a very inspirational aura just in time for the Christmas season with Billion Smiles Project‘s holiday spirited anthem “It’s Christmas Time Again (A Modern Carol)”.

This song sets us on a magical journey into a harmony-driven holiday song with endless spirit and impressive production value. With a soothingly subtle and beautifully crafted vocal range carrying the song forward, this song’s chorus and carol-like approach gives “It’s Christmas Time Again” the perfect textures and melody placements needed to make this into an astonishing holiday anthem. It has sugary sweet chord progressions, versatile vocal arrangements and melodically crafted harmonies that really bring out the heart and soul of the song.

Though the group has worked more exclusively with children’s songs, this one fits right in with it along with the rest of your friends, family and anyone who appreciates the magic of the holiday season. The song has modernized post production that is atmospheric with a fantasy-like quality, but also showcases the detail among the musicianship factors that tie this track together. It’s simple, but still very effective when it comes to breaking the song down in the ear of musicianship.

This is a very ambient and heartfelt song just in time for the holiday season and is a spectacular additive to your holiday play list. You’ll definitely be singing along to this song as well as enjoying it for many Christmas’s to come.

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Press Release: Fast Forward Entertainment Geared Up To Release Christmas CD

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Artists can be dime-a-dozen, but there is only one Fast Forward Entertainment.

Emerging from the elite Detroit music scene in Michigan, recording artist collective Fast Forward Entertainment has been hitting the ground running in the music realm with their versatile Jazz/R&B sound and Pop flavors, has performed all over the world at a vast array of prominent venues/events, and has no intention of slowing down their momentum anytime soon.

Originally formed in their hometown community church, keyboardist/vocalist band leader Billy Meadows and vocalist Ronda Grace started their musical journey at a young age, and since that time have collectively manifested into talented and multifaceted artists with their own signature sound and stylization. Influenced and inspired by an endless amount of artists over many years, the group has been putting together songs that touch on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving their audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable.

Now just in time for the holiday season, Fast Forward Entertainment has emerged from the studio to put out their latest Christmas-themed record “Fast Forward Entertainment Christmas”. A glistening collection of new tracks of their acclaimed Jazz and R&B style that will capture your heart and bring the spirit of the Christmas season right to your speakers.

The group is determined to bring the joys of this year’s holiday to the forefront for both old fans and new listeners, delivering up the perfect listening experience for holiday parties, events and also as the perfect gift for your loved ones that embrace the spirit of Christmas. The CD will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. You can also get updates on the band by visiting their website and following them on social media.

Connect with Fast Forward Entertainment:

•Official Website: http://www.fastfwdentertainment.com

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

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

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