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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Artist Review: Dion Todd – “Remedy For Insanity (Club Cure)” EP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

With a song that is catchy, multifaceted and electronically atmospheric, we get to hear different angles of the nostalgia with Dion Todd‘s Remedy For Insanity (Club Mix) EP.

This EP is comprised of very impressive remixes of the Remedy For Insanity single from several eclectic producers including Dave Audé, Bick Fiorucci, Joe Manila, Guy Scheiman, and Dan Slater; all putting their own spin on Dion‘s hypnotic track with their own remix and musical vision of the song’s aura.

Each version has different arrangements, textures and overall anthemic qualities with every remix and brings out a wholesome essence each time. The song is a solid and energetic exercise of melody, precision and outstanding production value that is perfect for today’s modern era of EDM and electronic music. Dion has a very projective vocal approach and really knows how to implement his melody choices into the track’s key signature and progressions.

And that’s what I love about remixes – getting to hear different sides of one project. And every remix has its exclusivity and ambient focal points as to what makes it a whole new song, even though it’s the same song – if that makes sense. It’s an EP you have to hear to believe in its own right, as its originality and familiarity share equal grounds.

This remix is great for your club, headphones, playlist, and the perfect addition to your catalogue of EDM/Dance favorites. Fans of Dion Todd will absolutely love this as well as all those who are just now discovering him.

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•Social media links:

http://www.instagram.com/diontoddofficial

http://www.facebook.com/iamdiontodd

http://www.twitter.com/iamdiontodd

•Youtube EP Link:

•Spotify EP Link:

•Apple Music/iTunes EP Link:

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1444205038

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Artist Review: TBJ & Holy Nation – “My Audience Is The Lord” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

With voices of spirit, energy of life, and true passion for the Lord, Gospel powerhouse TBJ & Holy Nation lift our spirits and faith in great proportions with their newest single “My Audience Is My Lord”.

Performing with outstanding charisma and a choir of God-gifted vocal ranges that are vibrant and powerful, we get an astonishing and captivating song that is both spiritually motivated and musically multifaceted. The song, released in June 2018, is based off a very compelling and inspirational story of a woman that had intentions of taking her own life, and by the power of realization that God has always been there for her, had therefore changed the trajectory of her life and ultimately saving it through his power, as well as the help of another person who reminded her that her faith is strong – and that you can get through anything. And that’s what “My Audience Is The Lord” is about – overcoming the darkness and guiding yourself to light through the power of the Lord, and to always believe.

The musicianship is amazing from beginning to end. It starts off strong and is unwavering to the very last measure. Their signature sound is Broadway worthy and is not in the realm of your typical church choir. This group is incredibly melodic, precise, inspirational and a constant reminder that your faith is always strong. It’s a song that can lift you up even at your rock bottom. A song that has glistening voices and a high spirited nature that has positivity that can spread anywhere and everywhere to all those who have the Lord in their heart, or are still searching for stable ground to walk on.

TBJ & Holy Nation really hit it out of the park with this song, and the message is just as powerful as the music. They’re a group that will inspire you, as well as bring you to new heights in your faith in the Lord as well as your love for Gospel. This song truly sings to your soul.

“My Audience Is The Lord” is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming outlets.

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Press Release: Tristan Cole Releases “Volume II: The Remixes” LP

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

It’s been a busy year for Model/Actor & Recording Artist Tristan Cole. After the success and street buzz of his self-titled EP and most recent single “Do Or Die”, the acclaimed artist released a collection of visceral remixes with contributions from several elite producers.

Comprised of 8 tracks that showcase 2 versions of 4 anchor singles, this album of remixes is a brilliant and versatile project that puts different perspectives of the producer’s touch into each track. With different levels of moods, energy, ambience and overall atmosphere throughout the songs and their durations, we get to hear different angles of Tristan‘s influential and vital voice behind the origination of each track.

With a brilliant cast of producers including Blackout Gotti, RJ Goodz, DJ Kodzu, Conskept, Jacob Colon, Avanti and Hot Vibe, Volume II holds nothing back when it comes to its creativity, versatility and artistic merit; all coming from individual efforts that really put new prominent perspectives on some of Tristan‘s hottest tracks. Delving into styles and structures with each set of hands behind the remixes, the album focuses on the shifting of song structures and their overall approaches – which gives us a fresh and innovative listening experience.

No matter what version you hear though, we get the same signature sound and validity from Tristan‘s catchy hooks and captivating lyrical techniques. His mid-vocal range allows him to tackle many facets of his talent behind the mic, and his overall execution of each track makes him a vital voice to the Pop genre. But his style also explores different elements that really allows him to add a very clever chemistry to each song, adding more musicianship factors to every foundation that is laid down in each song. His image is also a perfect parallel to his style and musical persona, and truly develops him into a character in music that is vital and influential. And these remixes bring out even more if that – which makes Volume II the perfect addition to Tristan Cole‘s discography.

Volume II: The Remixes is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming outlets. And if this is your first time discovering Tristan Cole, then these remixes will definitely entice you to dive deeper into his back catalogue as well as future prospects. He’ll easily become one of your new favorite artists before the year is out.

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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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Press Release: DRK Sharlo Release Debut Single “Changes” And Are Slated To Drop Their Debut EP December 14th

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Clever rhyming techniques, melodic vocals and a visceral Hip Hop sound is what clearly makes DRK Sharlo vital voices of versatility for the genre. Comprised of Austin-based rappers Jony Shelby and Mad Nice, the duo have come together to create like-minded music that is innovative, influential and next level. And since the release of their debut single “Changes” (produced by VanillaGod), DRK Sharlo has proven that their collaborative effort is onto something.

“Changes”, released exclusively only to SoundCloud and YouTube, is a collective exchange of multifaceted melody choices and ambient beat structures. The duo puts together a track that is subtle yet still attention-grabbing in a way that both rappers are showcased properly. Both artists bring their own elements to the song, but the overall anthemic feel and good vibes is always present between the duo and is consistent with what they both present in the overall atmosphere of the track. It’s a solid chemistry that mixes very well.

With a sing-songy style and atmospheric vibe, the track is very crucial with its catchy vocal melody choices which gives the song a great sense of authenticity and musicianship. There aren’t any convoluted post production theatrics that drown out the vocals and it really leaves the perfect amount of room for each vocalist to bring their skill right to the surface without any unnecessary noise or distractions. It’s a versatile song that brings both vocalists together and really shows how effective a collective effort can be, if done right. And “Changes” really hits it out of the park.

The single is gonna be followed up by DRK Sharlo‘s upcoming EP, slated for release on December 14th of this year. This is definitely a record to look forward to, especially if you’ve heard the single. The dynamic duo is definitely ending the year with a bang to start off 2019 with just as much force. The EP will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms, and will become one of your favorite releases before the year is out. Mark your calendars.

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