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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Artist Review: Brigz Crawford – “Let Love” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Tapping into an innovative swagger with today’s more prominent R&B sound, we get a breath of fresh air with Brigz Crawford‘s newest album Let Love.

An album that delves into a more versatile take on the current wave of the mainstream R&B genre with elements of EDM and Hip Hop, Brigz shows a lot of promise with this record and keeps you intrigued from the very first song. He has melodic vocal melodies, story telling lyrical narratives and a voice that ties it all together diligently.

One standout on the album is the multifaceted use of different rhythms and tempos – where we get something a little different in each song, but we also know it’s coming from the same artist. There’s great depth and artistic merit placed throughout the track that brings Brigz‘ musicianship factors to the forefront, showcasing his authenticity and originality. This album, and he as an artist, show a very promising direction with this record.

Let Love is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. It has something for everyone that has an affinity for today’s more prominent mainstream sound. You’ll be glad you gave this album a listen, and you’ll be thanking us later.

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Artist Review: DJ Waterzz – “SEA” EP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Delving into a lyrical approach that is attention-grabbing with the ability to keep you on your feet at all times, DJ Waterzz diligently delivers up a very edge-of-your-seat listening experience in his debut EP SEA.

With insatiable charisma behind the mic and a very original blend of lyrical formulas, DJ Waterzz pulls out all the stops to make sure this record his effective and articulate. Each track showcases a different tempo or beat structure that allows DJ Waterzz to demonstrate different angles of his ability as a songwriter and composer, and he definitely doesn’t disappoint.

Each song on SEA has its own flavorful additives and really puts Waterzz‘ talent and authenticity at the forefront, and has no reason to hide behind noisy post production. He’s a rapper that is quick on his feet, precise and really proves that his craft has been mastered very effectively.

His single so far has been well-received, and absolutely deserves all the recognition he is getting. If you’re into a truly talented wordsmith that really knows how to articulate his artistic merit in the world of Hip Hop in his own versatile way, then DJ Waterzz delivers up a record that any avid Hip Hop listener can resonate with. It’ll definitely be one of Hip Hop’s more noteworthy releases before the year it out.

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Artist Review: Maddness – “My Only One (feat. LUV)” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

When it comes to colorful lyrical flow, clever punchlines and witty rhyming techniques, Maddness knows exactly how to hold it down. And we get all of that and more with his new highly anticipated single “My Only One”.

Building a massive lyrical foundation onto a beat that is versatile and melodic, Maddness puts a great atmosphere into this track and really showcases several angles of his mic skills, and he’s very effective. Presenting an ambience that is charismatic and confident, “My Only One” really delves into today’s more mainstream Hip Hop with R&B flavors that really show off both musicianship factors and production value. It has impressive detail and definitely keeps you focused, as well as intrigued.

He makes great melody choices on top of his insatiably dynamic lines and bars, and really embraces the song’s aura as it plays out. It gives us great insight into his depth, character and overall artistic merit. It’s a dangerously catchy song that’ll stick with you even after it’s over.

Nine times out of ten, the underground and indie Hip Hop scenes is where the real magic is made, and Maddness is more living proof of that. His music resonates with the listener and doesn’t follow any trends. He is a real lyricist that actually desires to leave an everlasting impression on all who discover him, and “My Only One” truly demonstrates this kind of authenticity.

Overall, it’s very rare that you run into a track this good. “My Only One” is extremely catchy and Maddness has a lyrical edge that is innovative and next-level. And once you take a listen to this single, you’ll see exactly why. This will easily be added to your Hip Hop favorites before the year is out.

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Artist Review: MiZ – “A Year Ago Today” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Acoustic, electric and all around eclectic, we get a fun and heartfelt catalogue of multifaceted tracks from Americana/Roots Rock recording artist MiZ‘s newest album A Year Ago Today.

MiZ is definitely no stranger to the industry. He’s performed his music on a vast array of tours and has opened up for industry heavyweights like Jason Isbell, Blues Traveler, The Wallflowers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and a slew of others. And is also a two time winner of the Tri-State Indie Award for “Acoustic Artist Of The Year”. Now continuing his career after the well received success of his debut album, MiZ has emerged from the studio with his second studio album A Year Ago Today, and proves to be a very diligently crafted follow up record with all the goods.

Staying true to his signature sound of blissful guitar textures, dynamic melody placements and tasty vocal harmonies, MiZ delivers up an album of heartfelt catchiness that sings to your soul and sticks in your head. Each track is intelligently pieced together, has flavorful additives and delves into a fresh Americana sound with elements of Folk and served up with a classic Roots Rock style. All the while maintaining modern production value and musicianship factors that makes A Year Ago Today a very relevant record for today’s mainstream market.

From well blended acoustic guitar progressions, keyboard melodies to funky fiddles gliding through each measure with a tight rhythm section, MiZ‘s versatile vocal range is showcased very effectively and really stands out as a true original. Each song really shows the facets of his song writing and his lyrical content with catchy vocal melodies are a collective standout on this album. There is something for everyone on this record.

Another great component is the diversity of the tracks. It provides a sound that shares equal parts originality and familiarity, where you get something different from each song but know it’s coming from the same artist. And the attentiveness to the detail of MiZ‘s songwriting is one of the major things that makes A Year Ago Today the gem that it really is.

This is a masterful album, and if this is your first time discovering MiZ, you’ll be glad you did. It’s the type of album that’ll give you intrigue, and really entice you to look deeper into MiZ‘s music career and previous records. His true talent glows in this album, and it’s made apparent from start to finish.

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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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Artist Review: Natasha Cash – “Don’t Stop Tha Music” Single/Video

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

There’s a new queen of Funk in town, and she is heating up the streets. That queen’s name is Natasha Cash, who comes out swinging with her inspirational new single “Don’t Stop Tha Music”.

From swagger dance moves, an angelic vocal range and an eclectic blend of Funk and R&B at the forefront, Natasha‘s single, accompanied by a fun and colorful music video, pulls out all the stops to make sure that the show must go on in “Don’t Stop Tha Music”.

With very elegantly crafted melody placements and a vocal vibrato that puts a glistening signature touch over Natasha‘s mid-to-high ranged approach, this fun single embraces elements from the good old days of the Motown era and today’s more tastefully modern mainstream sensibility. It’s innovative, flavorful and really showcases multifaceted angles from both yesterday’s funky favorites and today’s modern R&B anthems. The song has great pacing, a precise rhythm section and top of the line production value to really bring out the best of Natasha Cash‘s vocal abilities.

One standout about the video is the authenticity – the fun, humble feel and free spirited nature that really resonates with the song. It’s all about vibes, and this video proves that it’s all good when it comes to keeping the vibes real. And that’s what Natasha brings to the table in this song and video – a real and authentic vibe with her blissful gift of voice. And she really shines like a diamond in “Don’t Stop Tha Music”.

This track has endless likability factors, and Natasha Cash is at the heart of every single one of them. And once you take a listen to this single yourself, you’ll see (and hear) exactly why we crowned her as the new queen of funk.

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