Artist Review: Xcedera Twins – “Like Ur Dyin” Single/Video

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

One of the paradoxes we as a human race have endured is the fact that if you wanna have peace you must prepare for war. And that is just one of the issues at hand that is expressed in the powerful and politically supercharged anthem “Like Ur Dyin”, the newest creation by Hip Hop/R&B dynamic duo Xcedera Twins.

One of the most inspiring facets of a truly groundbreaking song is the fact that it’s all real. A song that you can resonate with, relate to, and really feel the true spirit of the message to your very core. And that’s the realm of feeling we get with “Like Ur Dyin”, a powerful message about our society and government, and the message to love one another the best we can while also doing our best to come together to make positive change – no matter what race, religion, ethnicity, gender or age you are.

Accompanied by a very climactic and cinematic music video that parallels beautifully with the song’s lyrical content, “Like Ur Dyin” is a melodically crafted track with catchy hooks and an anthemic chorus, and sustains top of the line production value. The track has a masterful blend of rhythmic .progressions and melodic key signatures that really implement the lead vocals. There are diligent vocal melodies, a powerful Hip Hop flavor, and an atmospheric tone that really puts the Xcedera Twins‘ collective talents right out in the forefront. This track is strong, brilliantly executed and an absolute gem when it comes to showcasing the duo effectively.

The video is another component to the resonating factors – there are very thought provoking transitions that hold nothing back when it comes to getting its message across, and the cinematography flows with the track’s theme and overall aura when you pay close attention. If you were to hear the song first, then this video definitely comes to mind. But when seeing it in its entirety, you begin to notice that your expectations have been massively exceeded. It’s something you have to see to believe.

“Like Ur Dyin” is definitely a centerpiece when it comes to putting out a message on behalf of real life events. But even more so when it comes to encouraging a solution. If you can mix talent and authenticity on this level with the boldness of a song with this kind of impact, then it no longer becomes a song – it’s an anthem. Something we can all hear and take in with face value – and identify with its aspect while listening to something unwaveringly catchy and captivating. If this song is the first you’ve heard from the Xcedera Twins, then it definitely won’t be your last. “Like Ur Dyin” is bound to leave an everlasting impression on you.

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    Career Highlights: Karra Mane

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    Artists can be dime-a-dozen, but there is only one quinti-lingual Karra Mane.

    Emerging from the elite Los Angeles music scene in California, Pop recording artist Karra Mane began hitting the ground running in the music realm since her childhood years and started writing songs at the age of ten. Since then, she has manifested into a versatile and multifaceted artist with her own signature sound and stylization.

    Known for her darker Pop approach and ambient vocal melodies, Karra’s music resonates with a style that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving her audience a taste of something fresh yet

    still identifiable. Her music is also reminiscent of her artist influences including Whitney Houston, among many others over the years. She’s also one of those rare recording artists that holds a science degree. Since gracing the stage, Karra garnered her experience from being cast in prominent plays and musicals. She got to perform in front of a crowd of over 6,000 people in Kremlin (Russia) and also a crowd of over 55,000 people in Los Angeles.

    After years of developing her craft and piecing together her artistic merit, she is ready to unleash her first catalogue of tracks in her debut EP. Comprised of 5 fresh songs with a melodically dark Pop sound, the EP masterfully showcases Karra’s vocal range and songwriting skills with additives of post production flavors, and could draw comparisons to today’s superstars like Lorde, Adele and Lana Del Rey. The EP is slated for release on 11/18/18 and will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

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    Artist Review: Kevin Maze – “Been A Long Time” Single

    Review by: Justyn Brodsky

    Through innovative production value and an authentic take on today’s modern visceral Dance music, we get a rhythmic adventure from the modern realm of Kevin Maze‘s newest studio creation “Been A Long Time”.

    This track impressively resonates with yesterday’s classic Dance vibes and today’s EDM sensibility. It’s a well crafted piece that would be suitable for raves, clubs, soundtracks and several other musical atmospheres

    . The song takes off from the very first measure, builds up with each tasty additive, but never wavers from its rhythmic drive. And that’s what makes it a fun filled Dance anthem from beginning to end.

    Utilizing samples that are appropriately placed without convoluting the song, “Been A Long Time” is a steady buildup of well paced measures and sequences that keep the energy flowing on the dance floor. There are no unnecessary theatrics and Maze definitely proves with this track that less is definitely more.

    Overall, this track demonstrates what Dance music has always been about. Rhythm, pacing, vibes and authenticity. And it’s a breath of fresh air to hear Kevin Maze produce a track that sticks to that formula. You’ll be dancing all the way into 2019.

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    Press Release: 14-Year Old DJ/Producer Benjamin Bogart Slated To Release His Highly Anticipated Single “Light It Up”

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    Young DJ/producer Benjamin Bogart is currently making waves across the Netherlands with his versatile EDM signature sound and big room DJ-sets. Praised for his elite skills and multifaceted song selection, this kid knows how to get the crowd rocking and the bass booming. Now the 14 year old award winning DJ is geared up and ready to unleash his newest creation “Light It Up” throughout the landscape, and his fan base has been patiently waiting.

    In all of dance music history, few debuts have been this enchanting. With ‘Light it up’, Benjamin Bogart immerses you in a sea of emotion where every single tone ripples on and on to blend in with the breathtaking atmosphere. The song presents a great demonstration of his authenticity and is truly a captivating listening experience.

    Light It Up” is a tasteful mixture of UK influences, raising the game of pure pop and welcoming luxurious horns drifting in from a distance. Bogart‘s cleverly executed measures demonstrate his precision, production value and composition style behind the mixing board, and always keeps you engaged throughout the song.

    “Light It Up” is slated for release before the end of 2018, and a Club Mix and Radio version will be released. The track will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

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    Career Highlights: Mr. I-10

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    Music fans know that the underground is where the magic happens. The greatest music usually comes from the artists most casual fans haven’t quite heard about yet but who are pushing hard to get their message out into the world. Mr. I-10 is a rapper & artist on the rise who is doing exactly that.

    Emerging from the elite Hip Hop music scene in the US market coast to coast and originally hailing from Florida’s Jackson County, Mr. I-10 (AKAs: J. Tripp, Thulsa Doom, Tha Preachers Son) has been in the game since 2001 and is ready to hit the ground running since discovering his passion for the genre in the 80s. After years of listening to a vast array of different artists and gathering the tools to pursue his respective niche and artistic merit, he’s ready to delve into the music realm and perfect his prospective signature sound, and feels that his time is now.

    During his younger years while growing up in a military household, the aspiring artist began moving around with his family to different cities and communities, which lead to his manifestation of love for local and underground artists. And after attending shows and witnessing the artist legwork first hand, he began to encompass an insatiable respect for the grind and started becoming inspired.

    While listening to radio station KPOO in the Frisco Bay Area of California, he ran across many artists we’ve come to know in today’s music world before they became famous and rooted for them while they were still underdogs coming up in the scene. He expressed a profound respect for them as the ones who didn’t, and would be a pivotal point in his discovery of the hustle and grind as an artist on the rise still developing his first hand knowledge of the Hip Hop game and the business that surrounded it. Some of the artists he followed earlier in their careers include today’s superstars from labels like Rap-A-Lot, Death Row, Sic-Wid-It, Awol, No Limit, Cash Money, among several others. He followed them all with a special affinity for music from the West Coast and the South, and embraced the experiences of his surroundings and pursuits to get into the swing of things as an artist, which at this point was inevitable and a dream within reach. And this is when he began to manifest his signature sound and versatility as an artist – creating a style that shares resemblance to no one else and is one within his own right that he can truly own. And Mr. I-10 began to get his feet off the ground, with every horizon in sight and experience in the game to give him the drive to get there.

    I’m grown, I don’t compete with these kids. I don’t hate, because I see what we do as two different things

    Known for his versatile rhyming structures, Mr. I-10 exhibits the skills and dedication needed to really solidify his signature sound and stylization that is both original and familiar. Influenced and inspired by his daughter and the prospect of not giving up on dreams even if manifested or put on hold long ago, Ten is ready to show the world what he’s made of and is already on a path of creating important work. With lyrical content that resonates with real life situations ranging from child support, politics, the ideation of guns, the military, to the dynamics of the Black American Family, Ten’s music touches on subject matter that people and listeners can identify with and take in at its face value, rather than beat around the bush. His music touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving his audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable, and most of all, inspirational. Ten was inspired to be inspired, and that’s the musical path that got him to this point, and has no intention of slowing down his momentum anytime soon.

    These days, he knows how to enjoy life, using his craft to be a voice for hip-hop, continuing its movement with his community and fanbase, and living the life of an artist on the rise. He has come a long way and is driven to maintain his originality and to shoot for greatness without letting anyone knock him down. Judging by his skill set and continued drive to succeed so far, Ten will be well on his way to the top. And mainstream music fans will soon be used to hearing him as a household name. His debut Album “Facing Extinction” is slated for an early 2019 release and will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

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    Press Release: X. ARI Slated To Release Her New Highly Anticipated Single “Something” November 16th

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    Enchanting, catchy and melodically captivating, LA-based recording artist X. ARI is geared up to release her newest anthem “Something”.

    And like the title suggests, it’s definitely something special. The gifted Toronto-born Alt/Pop songstress, who recently achieved success with her most recent EP Dis-Order, comes out swinging with this newest release and proves to be an enchanting follow-up to her previous single “Stay v Go”.

    Her angelic voice has dynamic melody placements throughout this track and takes “Something” to a sound ahead of its time. Embracing a signature style that diligently combines Pop, Alternative and several elements of EDM, X. ARI brings forth a song that effectively showcases her versatility and artistic merit all wrapped up into one dangerously catchy package.

    “Something” has lyrical content that is more reminiscent of a story-telling narrative and makes great use of post production sequences that really makes X. ARI shine throughout every measure. The song is climactic, timeless and has that staying power – where the song stays with you long after it’s over. It has a subtle buildup and really hits home once the chorus comes to the surface, and really grabs at your attention with its unwavering production value and songwriting structure.

    With several milestones and accolades for X. ARI, including winning an award for “Best Female Artist” at the Artistic Echoes Indie Awards, “Something” is a magnetic song that is bound to sustain her continuity of keeping up the pace of her momentum and showing the musical world that she just gets better with every release, and is determined to win your heart. And “Something” has a little something for everyone, and will easily win you over.

    The single officially releases on November 16th and will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. If you haven’t discovered X. ARI yet, this song will make an extraordinary first impression, and will entice you to delve deeper into her entire catalogue of releases as well as future prospects.

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    Career Highlights: DaGuvna

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    Producers are the cornerstone to any artist’s music, and help create them their identity and signature sound that makes them the unique individuals they are. DaGuvna is an elite creator of beats that helps breathe life into Hip Hop songs for a vast array of artists, as well as his own catalogue of creations. And he’s the real deal.

    Encompassing many styles that are ambient, energetic, subtle and endlessly versatile, DaGuvna creates beats that are creatively melodic and timeless. His beats express many different moods and emotions that are raw and crafty, and creates a platform for any artist from the Hip Hop and R&B caliber with a vision behind their artistic merit.

    DaGuvna has been featured on other releases and has successfully contributed his work to many prominent artists that connect with his ideas and signature style behind the mixing board. One thing that stands out about DaGuvna is his authenticity – the skill set to bring new vital sounds to the table and keep the evolution of beats in its movement. His contribution to many electronically-based and beat-based songs has credited him with solid acclaim, and is evident throughout every track he creates.

    DaGuvna continues to compose, create, manifest and innovate throughout the rest of 2018 and beyond. He’ll be a name you’ll be hearing much more about over time.

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