Exclusive Review: Phillip Gilchrist – “Song On the Radio” Single

Review by; Justyn Brodsky

Cover Art of Phillip Gilchrist’s single “Song On The Radio”

With a passion for fashion and leaving an everlasting impression with his versatile vocal compositions, R&B singer Phillip Gilchrist will do you no wrong. He’s very multifaceted, melodic and really gives your ears quite the treat. His signature sound is perfect for today’s Pop and R&B realm and really proves it two-fold with his newest single “Song On The Radio.”

Not trying to be witty or anything, but this song definitely should be on the radio. The catchiness of the chorus on this song is one you’d definitely hear on any Top 10 radio countdown. Phillip‘s voice really carries the torch on this track with his mid-to-high vocal range and really sings with his own stylization reminiscent of Ne-Yo, Usher and others of a similar caliber. This song is definitely for the ladies though; it’s sexy, has plenty of swagger and really gets the sweat going once the track starts to move you. Whether you’re in a club or by yourselves, this song’s magic takes you with it.

This song has some incredible power that goes way passed the radio, but definitely sharpens the edges of a solid hit that could cut through the airwaves. It’s a home run, touch down, and goal all at once. The production value is right where it needs to be, the post production doesn’t have unnecessary antics and the authenticity of the vocal progressions are naturally executed. Once you take a listen to “Song On The Radio,” you’ll be keeping tabs on Phillip Gilchrist‘s career, including an EP he currently has in the works. You can find this current single on Spotify, Apple Music, and several other digital music streaming platforms.


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Neoborn Caveman – “12 Days of Love” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Neoborn Caveman has graced our platform before. And the more we get to know him, the more versatility of his musical stature comes to light. His single “12 Ways of Love” is definitely a rollercoaster ride of one of his many angles of multifaceted goodness that truly shines on a path that bridges the gap between originality and familiarity; giving us even more insight into NC‘s soundscapes and artistic merit.

Utilizing a more electronically infused signature sound, from beginning to end, NC‘s vocals resonate both lyrically and rhythmically parallel. And that’s what makes this song truly unique – we get to indulge into NC‘s vocal abilities in ways that are multilayered with standouts of their own.

The usage of EDM is very anthemic and organized. Everything flows melodically much like his other material, but, “12 Ways of Love” is a modern treat for the ears that brings forth a futuristic sound that is also comprised of many familiar vocal melody structuring. And that’s another facet of this song – structuring. We get genre-bending elements that are surprising but still smoothly transitioned in a way that doesn’t throw the song off. Oh, and the subtlety in NC‘s voice manages to sustain perfectly alongside his musical character. The many elements used to suspend every measure of this song is chosen wisely and crafted carefully. This song has twists and turns, but never strays from its actual foundation that the track starts with. “12 Ways Of love” is one big dose of versatility with its own sense of sweetness, splendor and charm all doused in one electronic package of compelling production value.

“12 Ways of Love” releases August 31st and will be available everywhere including all digital music streaming platforms.


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Joe Hodgson Gears Up To Release His Guitar Instrumental Single “The One That Got Away” Slated For August 28th

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of Joe Hodgson’s new single “The One That Got Away”

When it comes to powerfully written guitar-focused instrumentals, it’s musicians/songwriters like Joe Hodgson that truly carry that torch. His technique is clean, crisp, and always keeps you engaged without the need of deep meaning lyrics or poetic justice (not saying those things are bad!). But sometimes the musicianship factors themselves need their own leg to stand on and Joe Hodgson does exactly that with his anthemic new single “The One That Got Away.”.

This song from beginning to end really sets a mild tone that is comfortable, dynamic, and multifaceted when it comes to Joe‘s signature style of guitar playing. His tones are crisp, the mix is very precise and the guitar melodies really resonate with any listener. His intro is blended with beautifully executed jazzy riffs that have emotion and anticipation. At times, you can hear some great lead techniques from guitar veterans like Joe Satriani, Eric Clapton and Eric Johnson, but Joe still very much instills his own versatile style that makes great use of picking, time signature leads and other practical uses that are crafty and innovative all at the same time. It’s an emotionally jazzy song that does justice to the heart of the title and the visceral mood of the overall tone. The title is inspired by a breakup of a long term relationship and speaks to the soul through its stripped back simplicity. It shows a musician that can paint pictures and tells stories with his guitar. And when it comes to the overall experience of this song, you can really hear how it shows, how the song resonates with emotion, and bridges the listener right to the heart of the song.

This track is the gold standard when it comes to techniques, the ability to place them in the song correctly, and to really build on a foundation that is beautifully written and mixed down perfectly. This is highly recommended for everyone, but especially guitarists and instrumentalists altogether. They will appreciate the writing structure, beautiful guitar tones and overall mood of this versatile track. The song comes out on August 28th, and you can catch a quick teaser below.


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Exclusive Review: West Of House – “Crescendo Of Silence” Album/LP

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Cover Art of West Of House’s “Crescendo of Silence” Album

Emerging from the cityscapes of Orange County in California, Alt/Indie band West of House began hitting the ground this past year in December 2019 when the quintet got together through their respective music scene, most coming from different bands over the years. As chemistry formed quickly, the band came together as five top of the line musicians to form a solid lineup ready to create some next-level music that would share reminiscences of Pink Floyd, Radiohead, U2, The Cure and many others of a similar caliber. After several months of composing, creating and combining their respective talents into one powerful unit, the band’s album ‘Crescendo of Silence’ would emerge and fire up the band’s fan base, as well as new listeners; beginning a career that showed an immense amount of promise in the future, but some high expectations as well due to the anticipation of what they had in store for the debut album.

The band’s distinctive Alt/Rock signature sound lays down a unique foundation with balance and composure that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; utilizing a sound that has well known stylizations, as well as freshness among the five members and their individual contributions to the band’s overall sound. Opening track “Yesterdays” is triumphantly anthemic and has production value that compliments the top notch song writing and precise vocals this track serves up. The chorus is wholesome, the verses are effective and the upper 3rd harmonies really demonstrate an unrelenting vocal range coming from singer Erick Bieger. It’s definitely a standout track among others like the more upbeat “Echoes Down The Road,” a song that cruises from beginning to end with powerful Major key chords that really leave open room for melodically magnificent vocals. It’s a solid track that really changes up the pace and really brings true melody to the album that stands out from every angle; making it a record that explores some of the best tones an Alt/Record could really bring to the forefront.

‘Crescendo of Silence’ is an innovative album of ten tracks that really puts West of House on a pedestal of their own. It has every element you’d expect from an alt/rock record plus so much more. It’s just something you’d have to hear to believe. The album will be available September 4th on Spotify and several other music streaming platforms. In the meantime, check out their other music below.


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Exclusive Review: Villiam – “Echoes” Single/Video

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Cover Art of Villiam’s single of “Echoes”

Hailing from the landscapes of Denmark, Producer/Songwriter Villiam has been in the game since 2013, and has then has been hitting the ground running with several notable releases, event performances and overall presence throughout the melodic EDM and electronic scene since coming out the gate. With smash singles like “Escape,” “This Game,” and the highly acclaimed “Shoot Me Down:”, Villiam has amassed an insatiable impact on the scene and has developed an insatiable fan base through every release he has conjured. Now, back with his most recent single “Echoes,” Villiam has raised the bar even higher and has put forth a track that is powerful, atmospheric and has that irresistible club and party atmosphere.

With top tier production value at the helm of the forefront of Villiam‘s skills behind the mixing board, this song is is a subtle intro that takes off into energetic bliss throughout the song’s duration. His production skills put the melodic validation behind the song into a track that is strong, relentless, but never outdoes itself in any way. There are no one-trick pony details anywhere in this song and would definitely raise the eyebrows of superstars like Tiësto and others of a similar caliber. The female lead vocal in this song definitely helps carry the torch and really ties the melodic progressions of the track together perfectly to showcase crucial angles of this song. It’s a powerful inclusivity made on Villiam‘s part that truly turns an ordinary song into an anthem, and it really shows from beginning to end.

One thing “Echoes” has is staying power – the power to stay with you even after the song is over, and is the type of track you’ll be coming back to time and time again. If EDM fans are hungry for something new that will raise the roof right off the building, then “Echoes” is definitely your draft pick. The single (and Villiam‘s other releases) are available on YouTube, several digital music streaming platforms as well as his official website. He also has other releases in the works – which will be unveiled soon. But in the meantime, “Echoes” is your new song of the year. Stay tuned for another article about Villiam.


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