Artist Review: The Spanish Flies – “Ignorance Is Bliss” EP

Review by: Justyn BrodskyCanada’s music scene has brought many of yesterday’s and today’s most prominent artists the industry has ever graced to the world.

Whether it’s worldwide selling artists or underground bands, there’s always been a refreshing and eclectic vibe coming from the true north. Psychedelic Pop Rockers The Spanish Flies are another prime example of this.

This Edmonton group’s most recent EP Ignorance Is Bliss portrays a crafty, energetic, and keyboard-infused rock sound that showcases elements from many different rock eras; going as far back to the 70s, all the way to today’s mainstream sensibilities.

With 5 tracks of consistent rock and roll deliciousness, each song shows different angles to the musicianship qualities coming from The Spanish Flies. With a psychedelic feel reminiscent of the 90s, add in some rock and punk influence from bands like The Doors and The Strokes with today’s multifaceted production quality, and you have a tasty stew that resonates with “Ignorance Is Bliss”.

Leading man and guitarist/vocalist Fel Gamarra, is the heart & soul of the band that is behind all aspects of the creative process from the music, lyrics and image. With riffy guitar tones, catchy melodies/harmonies and dynamic keyboard integrations, each track brings out an unwavering energy that is fueled by passion and well-sung narratives that cast light into Gamarra’s travels, experiences, and inspirations that brought life into this EP.

The record is solidified with a well-paced and tight rhythm section that holds it all together and projects each song effectively with its consistency, smoothness, and edgy feel. The vibrant and loud overall tone gives this EP the versatility that sets it apart from your average rock record, and really dives into a sound that truly breaks new grounds when it comes to implementing several influential sounds from different eras; and it doesn’t disappoint in the least.

“Ignorance Is Bliss” is currently available on all major digital music retailers including ITunes, Apple Music, CD Baby, Spotify, and several others.

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  • Website: thespanishflies.ca
  • Music: thespanishflies.bandcamp.com

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Artist Review: IZZAT – “Another Life” Feat. BRBN

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Another Life feat. BRBN” was released March 5th and is currently available on Spotify, iTunes and other digital music retailers.

Emerging from the landscapes of Uzbekistan, rising record producer and songwriter IZZAT (Izzat Halikov) has recently released his exciting new single “Another Life feat. BRBN”.

The song features vocals by renowned American singer BRBN, who really breathes life into this song with soaring melodies and an aura of ambience.

IZZAT‘s song, accompanied by a cinematic music video, offers up a spectrum of EDM that showcases a melodic balance between key signatures, chord progressions, and a subtle buildup that makes his song a standout of its kind. The elite producer, with this track in particular, focuses on the songwriting structures and vocal composition; two components that makes this song the gem that it really is.

The simplicity is perhaps what makes “Another Life” a very effective song that leaves the door open for strong vocal execution, and feature artist BRBN solidifies this perfectly. The verses have a very glistening touch to the vocal melodies and buildup to a very defined chorus that sticks with you. The production value boasts a very vibrant presence, and is brought together beautifully with a feature artist that both musically and visually adds to the depth and moods this song gives off.

IZZAT also composed and produced this track single-handedly, and was recorded at Paramount Recording in Hollywood. Moreover, this song was published by Ervest Music and it is available for listening and downloading on digital platforms including Spotify, iTunes and more.

This is just one of those songs you have to hear and see to believe. It has those captivating factors that puts EDM into a whole different realm.

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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: Terah Boyd – “Created Me” EP

    Review by: Justyn Brodsky

    An exercise of spiritual healing; if you’re in a dark place and need a restoration of your faith in God, then ASCAP starlet Terah Boyd will do exactly that with her inspirational Created Me EP.

    And she is absolutely perfect for the role of the genre; her voice is very reminiscent of an angel, if one were to sing. From Gospel-oriented ballads and Soul-infused vocal deliveries, Boyd brings her God-given talent right to the forefront with this EP.

    The EP starts out with the charismatic opener “The Eyes Of Faith”, a song that showcases Boyd‘s vocal abilities from almost any angle. The multi-layered chorus is definitely a treat, and really brings a spiritual energy into the track as her vocals soar through this song, along with the high quality production value and musicianship that really brings it all together.

    With other songs from the EP taking on a softer tone, Boyd‘s versatility, content and multifaceted nature is just as effective and really gets you to delve deeper into her realm of faith, as well as your own.

    While the EP is self-reflective, it also casts a wave of positive spirit and endless likability factors that can’t be ignored. She tackles each song with unwavering passion and perfect vocal control, showcasing every angle of her talent most effectively, as well as diligently.

    Her soaring melodies in the popular anchor single “You Are” and the blissfully subtle “It Is Written” demonstrates this perfectly. From acoustic guitar textures and traditionally solidified piano progressions, Boyd‘s one-track vocals are effective, inspiring, and project a balance and composure that is very rare in today’s mainstream music.

    She finishes off strongly with the Soul-captivating track “What You Deserve”, a song that encompasses a vibe from yesterday and today’s sensibilities. Boyd‘s several-part harmonies are perfected to a science on this uplifting song, and her signature sound really comes together with a dose of feel-good moods and melody catchiness. If you’re yearning for the good old days with a modernized twist into today’s world of music, this song definitely hits home right where the heart is.

    It’s astonishing how much talent we come across at the Artist Reach camp. And you can add Terah Boyd to this roster. If you’re looking to strengthen your faith, mood and overall spirited nature, then Created Me is made just for you.

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    Press Release: Saskia Vese – “Slow Dance” Single

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    When it comes to the Wonder Woman of Country, UK’s Yorkshire-based starlet Saskia Vese needs no introduction.

    An internationally renowned and radio-played artist with her own caliber of Country that combines a compellingly versatile style that is reminiscent of traditional and modern styles, Saskia Vese brings out a heatwave of charisma with her highly-acclaimed single “Slow Dance”.

    With beautifully-placed vocal harmonies, a captivating and catchy chorus, and a very well-showcased vocal range, Saskia brings out all her glory on this masterfully produced track that is bound to win your heart.

    With smooth guitar progressions and a very traditional sound with a modern twist, “Slow Dance” delves you right into Saskia‘s world and gets you to really focus on her artistic merit and blissful vocal range. Every ingredient of this song is one that brings together a chemistry that puts her talent right at the forefront, and puts you right in her artist perspective. The song breathes tenderness, fun, an upbeat persona, and a vast array of likability factors.

    Hailing from the UK, Saskia is a well-known rising star in Nashville, New York, and other parts of the US music market. She’s been featured on many online music outlets, magazines, and is currently on the international radio circuit.

    “Slow Dance” is currently available on all digital music retailers and music streaming platforms. If you have the heart and soul for true country music, then Saskia Vese will easily win you over.

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    Artist Review #2: AMARU – “Champagne Attitude” LP

    Review by: Justyn Brodsky

    We are beyond stoked to bring back the king of dance, AMARU, back to the platform. If you caught our first review we did on his music, then you know you’re in for a treat.

    AMARU since his first review at Artist Reach hasn’t slowed his momentum down in the slightest. From show performances, an active YouTube channel, a vast array of music videos, magazine covers, commercials, and everything in between…we are proud to bring his new album Champagne Attitude to the forefront of the platform tonight.

    This self-produced/written & arranged album is a step up in the game from the widely-acclaimed Netherlands-based artist, and has several reasons as to why. First off, the production value is a through-the-roof kind of feel. From charismatic piano arrangements, synths, plugins, and every component contributed to this Dance album, there is no stone unturned on this record.

    The single “Low On The Dough” is a great example of this. Not only is the composition well crafted, but AMARU‘s melodies and lyrical structures is what truly makes this song a breath of fresh air.

    The verses are very versatile, charismatic, and mind-bending. It has some twists and turns you don’t see coming, and when everything comes together at the chorus, that’s when you really begin to grasp onto this track’s stroke-of-genius factors. It’s a high-energy dose of feel-good fun, and will definitely have you singing along before the song’s even over.

    While every song on this LP stands out, “Low On The Dough” is definitely the perfect track to make your entrance into AMARU‘s realm with, if you haven’t heard him yet. It’ll get you delving deeper into his discography, history, and artistic merit altogether. We can not recommend this album and artist highly enough. You can see (and hear) for yourself by checking out the links below to get your copy of Champagne Attitude right now. You’ll be glad we sent you there.

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    Press Release: Brittany Bloom – “You” Single

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    The new single “You” is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming outlets.

    Artists can be dime-a-dozen, but there is only one Brittany Bloom.

    From looks, talent, and a renowned charisma that has captivated many sets of ears over many years, the lovable and on-the-rise Brittany Bloom, an Atlanta-based artist, definitely knows how to bring an unforgettable melody to a song and keep you singing along even after it’s over. Her newest release is definitive proof of this.

    A laid back and vibe-y feel-good track, Brittany Bloom’s newest Caribbean-style single “You” touches on a versatility and a multifaceted sound that showcases equal parts originality and familiarity. Her very dynamically-ranged vocals drives this song forward with precision, passion, and production value that really brings it all together, and delivers you a track perfect for your summer mix.

    I was inspired to create this song from my times of performing in the Caribbeans. I enjoy the vibe and the way it makes me feel I’m on vacation during a sunny day, or on a beach.

    Hailing from the landscapes of South Carolina, Brittany Bloom has been performing on stages all across the world including as professional singer for the last five years, traveling the world and performing alongside a vast array of multi-Grammy Award winning Artists and notable names in the industry. No matter how big or small the venue or event may be, Bloom definitely encompasses a high-energy aspect for every live show that keeps the crowd dancing and the heads turning.

    Now with her new single in action, it’s safe to say that “You” is one of those songs with staying power; a song that stays with you, allowing every listener to keep coming back time and time again without having it get old. One of those songs that makes a direct impact, and turns the average listener into a die-hard fan of Bloom, whether this be the first time discovering her, or have been following her career from the start.

    You” is a single that is part of Bloom’s upcoming EP slated for release this fall in 2018, currently untitled. She is touring in support of the newest single starting in June, and already have official dates lined up for cities including Charlotte (NC), Columbia (SC), Florence (SC), Atlanta (GA), Miami (FL), New York (NY), among many other dates to be announced.

    Listen to the new single You” now by clicking here: http://smarturl.it/brittanybloom-you

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