Artist Review: Trusoul Davis

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Bringing back the smooth R&B sound we’ve all come to know over the 90’s era, and a touch of today’s Neo Soul sensibility that beautifully compliments the style and song delivery, Cleveland rising artist Trusoul Davis has brought a very sensual and passionate sound to the table with his infectious vocal melodies, and naturally gifted voice that perfectly showcases the music he has been creating over the years.

Trusoul probably could name off an endless list of influences, but when I take a listen to him, I hear a very great take on a genre that really knows how to capture the soul. His song “What About Me” off of his most recent album really demonstrates the heart behind the talent and really puts different musical focuses throughout the song’s structure. The intro is very curious, and even puts some theatrical foreshadowing into the song’s content as his very impressive one-track verse showcases Trusoul‘s sensual, real, and attractive vocal approach that keeps the listener interested, and perhaps in an anticipated state by wondering what the Chorus is going to bring to the approach.

The Chorus does not disappoint, at all. Just like the 90’s influence that was spoken of with some fantastically executed vocal overdubs and room for harmonies, it just comes together as one powerful Chorus that brings every true melody most effective in this song to the forefront, while keeping everything interesting in the backdrop, and side panels of the mix. Trusoul definitely knows how to melt your heart with beautiful vocal melodies, especially in his chance to bring forth a flawlessly performed, and produced Chorus like the one here in “What About Me”.

It’s hard to find R&B nowadays that isn’t smeared with several Feature Artists (Rappers, Singers, etc.). It’s refreshing to hear one brilliant artist put his self-taught work and solo-vocals strictly into the music’s entirety. And this comes as no surprise coming from an Artist that has an insatiable love for the 90s (as most of us do). Trusoul Davis has this song and the rest of his Album for sale, and is also able to be heard on ReverbNation as well as a nation-wide range of Radio Stations, Podcasts, Music Blogs, Music Retailers, and more. I truly recommend this Artist in every way. Chances are if you listen to this song, you’ll want to hear them all. Prepare to become instant-fan status after lending your eardrums to Trusoul Davis.

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Artist Review: Riesgo – “Ascent” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Solo Banks


Our good friends and sponsor Fearfield Studio have been establishing a collective of very impressive Indie Artists, and we are more than stoked that they sent another one of their up & comers our way.

This next artist, Riesgo, caught our ears immediately with his 90’s influenced Trip Hop beat in his single, “Ascent”, that brings us back to some of Hip Hop’s glory days. There’s even a Mortal Kombat sound byte in the intro that gives a strong affirmation to the 90’s era.

With witty lyricism and splendid rhyming techniques that solidify a very trippy yet busy verse, it all supports many defining factors to this song’s versatility. It pays homage to Hip Hop roots, has enough dynamics in the beat to keep the mind occupied, and definitely grasps at your interest for the track. 

Riesgo‘s flow is one that fits like a glove with both his sense of tone and technique as a whole. “Ascent” is also very charismatic, but the Indie Hip Hop Artist never tries to outdo himself in any way. His style is showcased not only properly for his approach, but also effectively. Leaving  him with an original persona that could head in many positive directions, and so far, seems to be doing just that with an insatiable drive to match.

With skill and ambition serving as perfect parallels for Riesgo, we picture a very bright future ahead for him. And we are in anticipation of what’s to come in the near future for his music and career altogether.

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Artist Review: Billy Roberts & The Rough Riders – “Only One” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


Catchy, crafty, and very soulful might be a few ways to describe Billy Roberts & The Rough Riders’ exercise in eclectic mixes of Rock and Pop with their new single, “Only One”, which is a track that’s on their anticipated new album, Greenbah.

With a very tender Beatles-era vibe, Billy Roberts brings a sound to the table that is very universal, fun-loving, uplifting, and can be booked as a live act just about anywhere. They’re not too loud and rowdy, but at the same time can bring the energy to the dance floor and will definitely have you humming along to the Chorus of this catchy single.

There’s a great interactive exchange between both the rhythm section, and the guitar/piano textures that compliment it from beginning to end. Roberts’ voice gives us an R.E.M. kind of feel, together with his vocal delivery and range. And also knows how to choose his melodies wisely with his syllable usage. So we have an impressive backbone with Roberts’ craft of lyricism, and the appropriate factors of talent he utilizes to make this song effective and hard to get out of your head.

The production value is very natural, well-rounded, and showcases the band’s unit as a whole without any post-production antics that could make or break this classic Pop-oriented take on Rock. In a way, “Only One” to me sounds like an upbeat ballad with a cruising tempo. And I can easily hear this song being played both softly as a classic ballad, and the upbeat version as it is. If I had to vote between the two methods, I’d say the up-tempo sensibility the band chose is in best interest for this song. It’s clever, fun, and has a relatable sound that almost any passionate Rock listener can enjoy.

Definitely give this song a listen for yourself. Either way, no matter how you dissect it, it’s something you’re going to genuinely enjoy. And will most likely entice you to check out more of Billy Roberts catalogue, as well as perhaps purchasing Greenbah upon its release. We encourage it highly.

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Artist Review #2: After Alice – “99 Gold” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Dave Welsh

We last reviewed Hard Rock outfit, After Alice, in January 2016. One year later, their music is even more infectious, and their presence has expanded gracefully.

Like stated in the first review, AA‘s spot-on and high range, flawless vocal structures are still ever present with the band’s main focus being their songwriting, which in our opinion is still in the realm of something that is almost unheard of in today’s Rock/Metal category. Basically, if you’re a big fan of the 90’s AKA when great songwriting still existed, then this band is an absolute must-hear for you.

With time comes more greatness for After Alice with the release of their newest single that’s spreading like wildfire on podcasts and radio, “99 Gold”. Once again, we have astonishment in the production value. The band obviously knows where their greatest strengths are, and they put it right to the forefront where it belongs. The guitar riff drives this song forward until the high vocal range grabs you by the throat. And by the time you get to the catchy chorus, your mind is still trying to catch up to the adrenaline rush that’s been thrown at you (whether you were prepared or not).

The chorus is catchy, memorable, and sticks like glue. And if you’re a guitarist, the opening riff to this track will definitely be chugging in your head even while you sleep. It’s an infectious riff, and it’s perhaps the simplicity and ability to write a proper vocal melody that makes After Alice as effective as they are. 

One word of this song title describes this song beautifully: gold. Hey, After Alice, can we get some more please?

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Artist Review: Natalie Jean

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


After scoping out the aura, vibe and sound that talented Bombshell Starlet Natalie Jean has put into the musical presence and image around her, it comes as no surprise that she is well on her way to some major things!

She is quite the trifecta; brains, beauty, talent…you name it. She’s been nominated for a slew of Awards, and has won many. And right now her most recent remix, “Red Room”, has really given her career a major boost and has been recognized on many other platforms like Jamsphere and ReverbNation — in which she also signed to donate 1/2 of her album sales to a charity that ReverbNation is doing.

“Red Room” to me is an explosion of high-end EDM and Pop sensibilities with a heavy presence. And with Natalie Jean‘s perfect range for this song with a very expressive and well-toned voice to compliment the song in whole, we have a masterpiece with dead-on production value that puts all the important musical key factors together; making the song catchy, exotic, free spirited, and very uplifting. This is one for the books if you’re an avid EDM or Pop enthusiast. You won’t be disappointed in the least.

This is the type of artist to really keep your eyes on. Or perhaps reach out to before it’s too late. Because like said, as a professional musician myself, my professional opinion is that she will be going to bigger places on the horizons. Mark my words, folks. Artist Reach approval 100%.

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Artist Review: Carsen Gray feat. DJ SHUB – Wanna See You (Official Music Video)

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Dave Welsh


Eye candy, ear candy, and instant-classic status are some definitive ways of summing up Carsen Gray‘s Music Video for her song “Wanna See You” (Featuring DJ SHUB).

This is a video for every music hungry person out there (especially if you’re a male) that are always searching for the next up & coming Artist that’s right on the verge of something very, very big in their shortcomings. This song is catchy, on point, has amazing choreography, black light visuals (including neon green stilettos!), and most of all, an amazing presentation of very talented post production in both the song and video.

And that’s one of the best parts of this song. The production value parallels perfectly with the audio and imagery. And it never outdoes itself in any way. This is the first song and video I’ve seen/heard in a long time where I wanted this song to last much longer than it did. And I mean that in the best way possible. Because it immediately entices you to check out Gray‘s other videos, songs, and back catalogue that she’s put together beautifully in a very short time; which shows me that if she can garner a presence and fan base this quickly, imagine what she can accomplish with a longer period of time.

With many Artists out there creating their spin on the Pop/EDM sensibility right now, I must say that Carsen Gray takes the cake by a landslide. Because most artists that succumb to this genre nowadays normally fall short very quickly. Meanwhile, Gray hits it out of the park, and it’s something I haven’t heard on this level quite yet. So do we recommend her? No. We DEMAND her! She deserves more than a recommendation. By the power invested in me as a music blogger, music service entrepreneur and multi-musician, we demand you to give “Wanna See You”  a watch & listen right now. Just trust us on this one!

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  1. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/realcarsengray
  2. Instagram: @iamcarsengray
  3. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/realcarsengray
  4. Music Video for “Wanna See You”: https://youtu.be/fg3vLy_oIp8

Carsen Gray’s LP is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon & all other music retailers!


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Artist Review: Alonzo

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Danielle Ferguson


A presentation of laid-back, imaginative, and a more subtle & ambient approach to Hip Hop allowing a song to have more foreground to showcase the true nature of an Artist’s actual talent like it is meant to be.

This description is perfectly fitting to Recording Artist, Alonzo, and his single “TRIPPYNation”. A Hip Hop song that eases you in, rather than sounding alarms and setting off sirens that the genre obnoxiously tends to hit you over the head with. 

This is not the case for Alonzo at all, and throughout most of the Hip Hop we’ve been reviewing over these past months, it seems to be heading in a similar if not very close to the same approach among the underground Hip Hop artists we’ve discovered and reviewed. Which in my opinion, if the major label artists don’t tone it down a bit, the Indie/Underground is gonna push them out of the way. Or these brilliant underground Hip Hop artists could possibly risk being plagiarized. 

Alonzo‘s track has a very R&B-oriented beat that makes this song melodic, emotional, innovative, and very memorable. It has that staying power where you could put this track on repeat, but better yet, let the tracks play out. Especially his song “Mystique”. Another song with a clear presentation of how well executed Alonzo‘s talent is with the forefront’s room to show off his dynamically gifted mic skills and witty nature to his rhyming.

Again, Alonzo is more solidified proof that Indie Hip Hop is going to be tossing a tarp over the majors and nailing down each corner with a railroad spike. Connect, listen, reach out, and get to know these artists before it’s too late! Because these artists are heading for much bigger things sooner than you think.

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