Artist Review: Yunglo – “All Bad” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Encompassing a sound that is anthemic and vocally visceral, Northwest Indiana-based rising artist Yunglo comes out swinging with his single “All Bad”.

With today’s convolution of artists competing to be the next modern muse of the industry, Yunglo is simply not the case. He’s a standout of his caliber, and showcases a signature sound that is unwaveringly catchy and crafty. With witty rhyming techniques and lyrical punchlines at the forefront, “All Bad” presents us with an innovative take on today’s Hip Hop and R&B flavors with a classic feel.

The track has an ambient beat that grabs your attention with its melody components and rhythmic sensibility. It parallels perfectly with Yunglo‘s equally melodic vocal approach with rhymes and hooks that flow effectively throughout each measure. It shows different angles to his songwriting and artistic merit, and really puts his signature sound into a realm of its own.

The best part of this track is the likability factors. It’s a great contribution to today’s mainstream market and really solidifies a style that touches on originality and familiarity. It gives his audience a taste of something fresh, yet still identifiable and relatable. “All Bad” is about being at your all time low, but still finding the ability to have hope and courage to face the situation at hand; no matter the odds that may be stacked against you. It’s an inspirational and moving track that really delivers a powerful message about the trials and tribulations of moving on and taking risks. It really delves into the aura of perspective, and really reflects Yunglo‘s ability to connect with his audience.

“All Bad”, along with Yunglo‘s other anchor singles, has amassed over 500,000 plays and has garnered critical acclaim and positive reception since their initial release dates. His music is currently available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

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Artist Spotlight: TexasG

Article by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Hip Hop 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. TexasG is a rapper & artist on the rise who is doing exactly that.

Emerging from the elite Dallas music scene in Texas, TexasG began hitting the ground running in the music realm in 2018, and since then has manifested into a versatile and multifaceted artist with his own signature sound and stylization, and has no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

Known for his charismatic rhyming techniques and dynamic lyrical structures, TexasG’s music resonates with a style that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving his audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. His music is also reminiscent of major players in the game including Wu Tang Clan, Tupac, Mobb Deep, UGK, DJ Screw, among many others over the years.

Since gracing the stage, TexasG has had the opportunity to perform at a vast array of prominent venues and events, including showcases in the Dallas and Ft. Worth music scenes. Since his inception into the market, TexasG began garnering an insatiable street buzz and positive reception with the release of his anchor singles “Black Rose Petals & Nigga Shit” and “Bossin’”, currently available on all major platforms. His follow up single “Spontaneous Late Nite” is in post-production stages and is slated for release this year in 2019.

These days TexasG 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 in a short time and is driven to maintain his originality and to keep shooting for greatness. Judging by his determination and prospects so far, TexasG is well on his way to the top. And mainstream music fans will soon be used to hearing him as a household name.

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Press Release: Michael Brading Releases His First Anchor Single From His Upcoming EP “Vocal Release”

yArticle by: Justyn W. Brodsky

With the success of Michael Brading‘s Connection EP, released in October 2018, he is now gearing up to follow up the record with his upcoming EP Vocal Release, premiering in early 2019. His catchy and versatile single “Want You Back” just recently dropped, and is the first official single from the upcoming EP.

“Want You Back” is an ambient track with visceral moods, climactic melodies and an innovative take on Pop and R&B. But this song also has amazing additional electronic flavors that really add to the sound’s authenticity, and it’s a great signature style that brings Michael‘s melody placements and lyrical narratives to the forefront. His impressive mid-to-high range vocals parallel the song’s structure and production value very effectively, and utilizes a multifaceted style of multi layering that showcases him in different angles that contribute to his artistic merit.

The song’s beat is unwaveringly atmospheric and ambient, it creates a brilliant aura for the song and sets the tone for Michael‘s vocal approach that keeps him as the centerpiece of the track. It’s a great electronically infused R&B sound with modern Hip Hop elements that resonates with both equal parts originality and familiarity, giving his audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable and relatable.

If you’re into a hypnotic beat with viscerally electronic sound with anthemic melodies, then “Want You Back” is definitely a track for you. This is the first single to Michael‘s upcoming EP Vocal Release, and will give you a feel for what the rest of the album is going to be like. Michael, as an interesting fact, was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) in 2017 for his highly acclaimed track “Hidden Love”. His dedication to his craft is something to behold and it reflects perfectly on this new single. Once you take a listen to the song yourself, you’ll definitely be looking forward to the album.

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Press Release: Georgia-based Rising Artist Ajxni Gears Up To Release His New Album “Damaged Soul” In Early 2019

Article by: Justyn W. Brodsky

There are a very scarce amount of artists in this era that really capture their own hybrid signature sound. Georgia-based recording artist Ajxni is one of those rare gems, and is pulling out all the stops with his versatile multi-genre style with the highly anticipated release of his album Damaged Soul.

Combining a brilliantly multifaceted mix of Rock, Hip Hop, Grunge and Trap, Ajxni‘s craft is anything but ordinary. This is an artist that has put together a visceral sound that is energetic, climactic and compelling. It’s the type of surprise Linkin Park gave us when they first hit the market, our eyebrows raised to the ceiling. Ajxni‘s music delivers the same feeling – you just can’t believe what you’re hearing, and you are dying to find out more about him.

His anchor singles “WTF Is This?!” and “SelfMade” are highly acclaimed tracks that really give a clear showcasing of what Ajxni is capable of. Each track has a different angle to his artistic merit and leaves no stone unturned. Comprised of hypnotic beats, roaring guitars and a vitally energetic vocal approach to a flavorful Rap sound, these songs are a musical Hurricane when it comes to originality. The songs have a very rhythmic pacing and an array of elements and additives that make these tracks absolute standouts in their own right.

While Ajxni is his own entity of his musical caliber, there are landscapes of familiarity in these tracks as well. From lyrical wordplay, clever punchlines and anthemic buildups, these tracks are an explosion of versatility and authenticity. Ajxni carries the torch with a very nostalgic flow that resonates with the song’s energy. And that’s one of the focal points of these tracks – energy. It is an unwavering passion that screams out in ways that keeps you at the edge of your seat. And even though these tracks have different angles, you can still tell it’s coming from the same artist; and that’s what makes Ajxni‘s music as effective as it really is – you can always recognize his signature sound.

And since the success of these singles as well as other releases from his discography, Ajxni is now geared up to bring his wholesome sound to the forefront with the upcoming release of Damaged Soul, slated to drop in early 2019 and will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. It’s an album you are gonna be passing around until it goes viral. Keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, be sure to prepare yourself for the album by connecting with (and listening to) Ajxni as the album release date draws closer.

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Behind The Music: An Interview With Steph Saraj About His Newest Release “The Art Of Letting Go”

Article by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Today, contemporary R&B recording artist Steph Saraj released his new visceral single “The Art Of Letting Go”. Those of you who read our press release of the track are familiar with it, and now we get to delve deeper into the song itself, as well as Steph himself in an exclusive interview. If you’d like to read the press release first, you may do so by going here: https://thepactmusicsociety.wordpress.com/2018/12/22/press-release-steph-saraj-gears-up-to-release-new-single-the-art-of-letting-go-january-2nd/

About The Single

”I had originally planned for my EP ‘When Everything Isn’t Enough‘ to be released on January 2, 2019, but due to post-production circumstances, I’ve decided to save one song and release it as a single. It was hard to decide which song I would save, because I wrote the EP as a story. I had to pick what chapter would be heard first and I’ve decided on this one. Lyrically it’s a sad song, but I didn’t want the sound to be sad. Pain doesn’t always have to sound sad.”

About The Title

”The title ‘The Art Of Letting Go‘ marks the completion of a cycle. It does not necessarily mean the ending of an era. It could, though, if you want it to be. It’s a song about unconditional love, pain and personal growth. Sometimes the things that we hold closest to our hearts can become our greatest challenges.

About The Cover Art

During the covershoot for ‘The Art Of Letting Go‘ I was channeling an alien whose home planet got destroyed, who’s now hovering through space by themselves not knowing where to go next. The ring is actually…the ring represents a vow.

Future Plans

I’m ready to take over 2019! I have many projects planned for next year. I’m releasing my first EP ”When Everything Isn’t Enough” mid-February. We’re ready to record my second 4-track EP which will follow soon after my first EP’s release. It’ll show a different side of me as a person and as an artist. My plans for next year also include the release of my debut album. I’ve also recently started writing my 3rd EP. I stay busy, I have too much inspiration and too many stories to tell to not be productive!

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Artist Spotlight: Nick Ivey Comes Back Out The Gate With His Viscerally Catchy Single “Love You Show You Done Foreal”

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Nick Ivey and his crew at SFS Sound have been pumping out the hits lately and readers are definitely intrigued by not only Nick‘s craft for Hip Hop, but his determination and authenticity as an artist as well. Nick comes back to the Artist Reach platform for round two for his infectiously catchy single “Love You Show You Done Foreal”.

For real, you gotta hand it to Nick. When it comes to getting his message across, he holds nothing back and delivers a compelling narrative. And this track does exactly that, this time with the woes of a relationship, and being tired of the female antics the male race has come to know when it comes to putting up with a drama queen. This is definitely an identifiable and relatable track that’ll give Nick at least 10 nods and affirmations from his fans when it comes to executing this concept in its spectral light.

And he shines the light of truth on this track. Coming at us with another anthemic and ambient beat at the forefront, Nick‘s swift and smooth lyrical caressing comes out in full force and locks the track down with unrelenting deliverance. His vocals ominously carry us through each bar and measure in a way that parallels perfectly with the rhythmic beat and production value as a whole. It’s a song of many likability factors and once again showcases the multifaceted side to Nick‘s writing style and eclectic take on Hip Hop.

Nick Ivey is definitely one of those gems that’s ready to be discovered on a much larger scale. His collective at SFS is his stomping grounds and is eager to bring other like minded musicians of all calibers to the platform to create more magic. Just like this current Nick Ivey single. Take a listen to this track yourself, as well as the rest of his and SFS‘s catalogue which is currently available on SoundCloud below.

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Artist Review: Lou Anthony – “Ring Fingers” Single

Review by: Justyn W. Brodsky

Hip Hop fans know that the underground is where the magic is truly made. We get the perfect reminder of exactly that with Lou Anthony‘s newest smash single “Ring Fingers”.

Lou comes out swinging on this track with a classic Hip Hop signature sound that parallels perfectly with today’s mainstream sensibility. His mid-ranged vocal tones deliver up witty rhyming skills, dynamic lyrical narratives and a raw style that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity. It gives his audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable and relatable.

With clever punchlines in every bar and measure, the song’s beat is very crafty and ominously eclectic. It’s the type of track that you can come back to time and time again, and you’ll never get sick of it. Delving into the production value, the song’s more simple side showcases Lou‘s insatiable knack for his wordsmithy approach, as well as his multifaceted flow that resonates perfectly with the song structure. It’s a great direction for Hop Hop and offers up several classic components while also diving into innovative ideas.

“Ring Fingers” is also a track that really has balance and composure. It doesn’t succumb to one trick pony methods or any kind of post production theatrics to distract you from anything lacking in the lyrical forefront. The lyricism is very versatile as it also is visceral if you really pay attention to the methodical rhyming schemes Lou utilizes throughout this song’s duration. It’s a song for true Hip Hop lovers that really like to delve into an artist beyond the surface.

But the best part is the likability factors of this song. It’s a track that will entice you to research more into the artist’s discography, as well as keep your eyes open for future prospects. If you don’t know Lou Anthony yet, and want the most effective impression of him, then “Ring Fingers” will rock your world. It may be your first time listening to Lou Anthony, but certainly won’t be the last. You’ll be hooked on this banger.

Lou Anthony will be releasing his album SELF: Something Everyone Looks For this summer in 2019, and will be available in stores as well as digital music retailers and streaming platforms.

A brief interview with Lou Anthony:

What got you started on your music?

I’ve always been a creative [person] from the time I was a kid. One thing in particular that I did well early was drawing. That was a deep passion of mine, still to this day, but it was my outlet for a really long time until I became more influenced by the art of music. So that creativity and artistry was always there, it’s just evolving into different things.

Who are your biggest musical influences and why?

I owe a lot of respect and acknowledgement to Tupac Shakur, first and foremost for being my BIGGEST inspiration. Whether it’s music or just being a man and handling yours, Pac is always someone who’s inspired me. J. Cole & CyHi the Prynce had huge influences on me in high school, and Tory Lanez now, too. But also the immortals like Erykah Badu, Mos Def, & Luther Vandross.

What was your worst and best show?

I did a show at the TLA Theater in Philly in ’13. Probably my worst show [LOL]. I performed a new song that I wasn’t all-the-way comfortable with yet and I forgot some of my lyrics. Nobody booed or anything but I was still embarrassed. It happens. My best show hasn’t happened yet, though. Tom Brady told me that his favorite championship is the next one. The work is never done so don’t dwell, work harder.

What’s your personal message as an artist?

I’m me. And I’m unapologetic about it. I’m letting people know that I see my flaws and insecurities, and instead of hiding them and being sensitive about them, I embrace them. For example, I’m a grown man who’s very tiny in stature. That bothered me all my life until I realized I couldn’t change who I am. I didn’t need to, and later I didn’t want to. That’s why shxt doesn’t bother me. I don’t give a fxck what people think. So I’m about being real and being righteous in the truest sense of the terms.

What is this newest release about?

Ring Fingers‘ is a record I did with Baxhan. Shout out to Baxhan by the way. I loved where he took the instrumental and I just wrote what I felt it needed. The song is about cheating mistresses and stuff like that [LOL]. The concept is much deeper than the surface so you have to really listen to it. So I won’t say much more about it other than the fact that I think fans will love it.

Pick three artists you compare yourself to

I try not to do that [LOL]. I do, however, hear people compare my sounds to J. Cole, Bryson Tiller, and even Nas early on. I just pride myself on being original, and kind of separating myself from what others are doing. I definitely get inspired by them but I try to stay unique to me. They can’t be me, I can’t be them.

What’re your plans for 2019?

My album ‘SELF: Something Everyone Looks For‘ in stores Summer ’19! I’m looking forward to blessings!

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