Artist Review: Aya & Ali – “Burn It Down” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Funky, flavorful and compellingly catchy, NYC-duo Aya & Ali come out swinging with their new highly anticipated single “Burn It Down”.

With rhythmic textures, mid-ranged snappy guitar riffs and female-fronted vocals with multifaceted melody choices, “Burn It Down” is definitely a next-level track that will easily raise the stakes for the indie artist realm, and turn heads in the mainstream music market. And with NYC being their stomping grounds, their potential and likelihood to make this happen is very much in their favor.

This track is also very versatile and touches on equal parts originality and familiarity; delving into a sound that gives their audience a fresh and modern feel, yet all the while staying relevant, identifiable and relatable. It has instant-likability factors that are paralleled between the songwriting, execution, and overall production value, and it never wavers from its aura and energy.

The song also has an anthemic message as well, and has a lot of depth. The song title and concept touches on “burning the negativity and turning it into a light that guides us to positivity”, a way to condemn racism and promote diversity. A song that identifies us as an equal human race with music being our cornerstone to bettering ourselves and inspiring one another. It’s a song, when listened to close enough, that could really put positive change in place and pave the way for a better future. For everyone, as a human race.

This song inspires you to be inspired, and has a world of talent expressed in Aya & Ali‘s artistic merit and musicianship factors. If “Burn It Down” is the first time you hear this duo, then you’re in for a real treat. You’ll be very enticed to dive deeper into this duo’s previous catalogue, as well as keep a close eye on their future prospects.

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Press Release: Steph Saraj Gears Up To Release New Single “The Art Of Letting Go” January 2nd

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Enchanting, ambient and ominously dark, contemporary R&B recording artist Steph Saraj is starting off the new year right and takes us through dreamlike structures and mysterious measures with his upcoming anchor single “The Art Of Letting Go”, slated for release January 2nd of 2019.

Tackling a more modernized approach to the R&B realm with his own versatile style and atmosphere, “The Art Of Letting Go” is a song of raw emotions, multifaceted melody placements and a plethora of high production qualities that brings out the best of Steph‘s subtle and authentic signature sound. Carried with a beat structure that is dark and fascinating, the low-to-mid range singer captures your attention with the many moods this track offers in both musicianship factors and lyrical content.

This track is more of an anthem, as opposed to your typical song or single release. Its duration is more of a feeling that you’re following chapters of a book, and reaching a climactic high and resolution within the song’s message. Steph‘s vocals really grasp on to this concept and leaves you with a feeling of nostalgia and wonder – wondering what tricks he has up his sleeves, as well as the anticipation of what rest of the EP offers.

This track is one of several, and will be part of Steph‘s upcoming EP When Everything Isn’t Enough, gearing to hit digital music retailers and streaming platforms in February of 2019. The rising artist has been hard at work constructing a catalogue of songs that showcase his unwavering presence, his dynamic aura, and a captivating sound that is hauntingly catchy, and resonates with originality and familiarity. Once you listen to this track, you’ll be looking forward to the EP. You’ll be itching for more.

“The Art Of Letting Go” officially hits digital music retailers on January 2nd, and will also be available on streaming and social media outlets. Mark your calendars. You’ll be glad you did.

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Artist Review: Nick Barrett – “E-Motion” EP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

It’s rare that we run into a truly versatile artist with his own craft and signature sound. Nick Barrett‘s newest EP E-Motion is a visceral experience that is hypnotic, and almost completely ahead of its time.

Comprised of tracks that showcase different angles of Nick‘s artistic merit as a recording artist, we get a front row to the edge of our seat with each track from E-Motion, and there are several reasons why. First and foremost, the originality and familiarity aspect with the perfect balance and composure between the two. We get a style that is recognizable, identifiable, but completely original in its own right. Nick articulated his voice masterfully with a mid to high range that gives him the breathing room to select very effective melody choices, and really ties together his electronically infused approach with a sense of validity that is next level and charismatic. He never fails to grab your attention throughout each measure.

The production value is right where it needs to be, and emphasizes Nick‘s strongpoints throughout the EP’s duration. It’s a standout of its caliber and really resonates as a wholesome chemistry even though each track has a different aura and visceral approach. His vocal harmonies are intriguing and bring out a futuristic feel, something that could possibly be completely ahead of its time. But most of all, relevant and valid. And that’s what makes E-Motion the gem that it really is.

The EP is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. This will capture your attention and raise your eyebrows from the very first listen, and will have you coming back to listen again and again. It’s a timeless EP that gives you anticipation for Nick Barrett‘s future releases, as well as prospects in his career altogether.

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Artist Review: VeRich – “Benefit of a Doubt” EP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Every once in awhile you run into an artist that truly hits the ground running. One that grabs your undivided attention from the very first listen, and leaves an everlasting impression on you that is insatiably unwavering. This is exactly the feeling we get from VeRich‘s newest EP Benefit of a Doubt.

This is a record with a strong message. It’s music for the underdog; people that have true potential, but end up being overlooked. It’s an EP attributed to those who are willing to do the legwork and whatever it takes to make dreams a reality.

With hypnotic versatility in his take on modern Soul and R&B, VeRich‘s style is multifaceted with his very effective vocal range and lyrically clever punchlines. His electronically infused signature sound also adds the perfect splash of Hip Hop with very dynamically crafted drum parts and multilayered vocal melodies that resonate with every song diligently and passionately. His powerful vocal projection in the track “Nocturnal” demonstrates this perfectly. From elite production value to brilliantly structured songwriting components, this melodic and anthemic track brings VeRich‘s voice right to the forefront with ambience and wholesomeness. His vibrant tones and next level lyrical techniques are futuristic and ahead of its time. This track screams out passion from beginning to end.

Jumping over to his electronic banger “Junky” and the atmospherically visceral “Your Loss”, both tracks add a plethora of musicianship factors and different angles to VeRich‘s craft and artistic merit. His vocal range fits like a warm glove throughout every melodic measure and every track resonates like chapters in a book. But the best thing about it is the EP never becomes repetitive nor does it use recycled ideas. These are carefully crafted songs, and the precision that went into the perfect parallels between the authentic songwriting and the producer’s crucial touches are truly something to behold, and very rare in its own right among today’s modern music realm.

If this is the first time you’ve ever heard VeRich, then prepare for an edge of your seat listening experience. If you already know him, then Benefit of a Doubt will be an absolute treat. Either way, he is an original in his own right, yet still brings familiarity to the table with some of today’s chart-topping superstars. At this rate, VeRich is well on his way to taking his place alongside the industry’s major players; and he’ll be a household name every music fan will recognize.

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Press Release: Hendrix Drops His Hypnotic And Futuristic New Single “Dreams Fade”

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

With dreamlike vocal melodies, high-gain guitar riffs and multi-instrumental chord progressions that are cleverly executed and finely tuned in its high end production value, SoCal-based producer/recording artist Hendrix brings us on a futuristic journey with his newest hypnotic creation, “Dreams Fade”.

Accompanied by a cinematically animated and thought provoking music video, this innovative track starts off very ambient and delves into climactic verses and choruses that tell a compelling story from the very first measure. Featuring female/male dual-vocal roles taken on by Justin P. Schmuckle and Georgia Van Cuylenburg, this track brings beyond intriguing melody placements to the forefront of an already-brilliantly composed song structure that makes this song all the more magical and anthemic once it all blends together with its eclectic signature. Hendrix really cast the perfect stone for this track to create a hit that sticks with you even long after the song is over.

Delving into the multifaceted use of plugins and the tightly knit post production sequences that really add to the song’s foundation, this brilliant piece of work by Hendrix shares many tasteful elements that are electronically infused with high energy rock components and dynamically placed dueling vocal melodies. It’s a fresh sound that can still resonate with familiarity of music we’ve already come to know and love, yet still embraces an overall execution of something that is ahead of its time; and its quite amazing to listen to.

But I urge you to also watch the music video for this track as well. It makes the song much more visceral and really puts the visual aspect of the music right out to the forefront. It’s a feeling that can’t really be explained other than it parallels perfectly with the song’s futuristic feel. It has sequences that tell an inner story that isn’t something easily read on the surface, and can mean something different to all who watch and listen.

Overall, it’s the detail of the song and its precision that makes “Dreams Fade” an absolute gem. Precision of the producer’s chair, as well as the songwriting aspect. This track is a futuristic and melodically catchy anthem that will have your eyebrows raising. It’ll entice you to dive deeper into Hendrix‘ prior and future releases, and have you anticipating what tricks he has up his sleeves in the shortcoming,

“Dreams Fade” officially dropped today, December 11th, and is available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. This’ll be one of your favorite tracks before the year is out.

Connect with Hendrix:

•Official Website: http://www.hendrixmusic.net

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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.

Connect with Dion Todd:

•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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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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