Press Release: Akiem Small – “Problems” Single

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

New York-based rising MC & songwriter, Akiem Small, has announced that he will release a new single on June 29th of this year in 2018.

Akiem’s track “Problems”, contemporary Hip Hop at it’s most infectious and compelling, was engineered by Andrew Krivonos and will be available digitally in both clean and uncensored versions from all the usual major platforms.

The song is about a man who has troubles with money and loves women. The track conveys a versatile fusion of Trap and R&B, but also takes an influence from Hip Hop and Retro R&B.

“…’Problems‘ tells a story about the type of person I am – a problem solver” commented Small. “…’Problems‘ come in all shapes, sizes, and forms and I know these are lyrics that many, many people from all kinds of environments can relate to.”

Born in the West Indies, Akiem Small made his way to New York determined to make his mark on the city’s music scene in 2014 and has been based there ever since. An artist that strives to make heartfelt and honest music, he writes and sings about urban life and what’s going on around him. The last four years in his new hometown have certainly been eventful and he’s gained more than an album’s worth of material from the experience.

A truly exciting young and rising Rap prospect, the multi-talented Small is without doubt one to watch and although he has yet to play live publicly, he has thrilled those lucky enough to catch him perform at close quarters.

“..’Problems‘ by Akiem Small is my favorite single of the season so far. He has a very versatile rap flow and I can’t wait to hear more from him.” Michelle S.

Connect with Akiem Small:

•Website: http://www.AkiemSmall.com •Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rudebwoykiem/

•Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Yawdieakiem/

•Twitter: https://twitter.com/YawdieAkiem •Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-932162771

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Press Release: Elijah J – “Release” feat. KOI

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Elijah J is no stranger to the Entertainment industry. From successful acting roles, charting on the Billboard, and gracing the stage on Broadway, the R&B/Hip Hop recording artist and producer has been hitting the ground running since his childhood years and has continued his momentum with his hot new track “Release” (featuring KOI).

Accompanied by a cinematic and colorful music video (complete with a Hookah lounge!), Elijah J comes out swinging with his melodic and crafty verses with some impressive choreography to deliver maximum impact.

A song that expresses the trials and tribulations of relationships and the phases they go through, “Release” is a very versatile track that brings endless likability factors to the table and can easily become one of your new top favorites.

Elijah J brings even more of his persona to the video; his image, dance ability and charisma are at the forefront at all times, and really gives you a sense of who he is as an artist and musical personality. He cleverly sings over a heat-seeking beat that propels the song in a way that makes it fun, witty, and something that can easily get stuck in your head. The flow of his lyrics parallel perfectly with the choreography and overall production value; and delves into a world seen through the eyes of the artist and the enjoyment of the listener.

Feature artist KOI also delivers a well-executed rap verse that adds a whole different element to the track, and brings out another angle to the musicianship factors that any listener can appreciate. Many artists of this caliber seem like dime-a-dozen in today’s market, but none hit it out of the park quite like this.

Release” is an absolute gem, and is the perfect track for Elijah‘s fans (old and new) as well as for music listeners that are just discovering him. The single is available now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon, and other music retailers.

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Artist Review: Yann Sella – “Turning Circles” feat. Manchester Rain

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

A track that is subtle and electronically ambient, French producer, Yann Sella, experiments with beautiful soundscapes and sonic textures in his single “Turning Circles (feat. Manchester Rain)”.

Currently signed with UK label Subdust Music, Yann Sella shows a lot of promise with this song, which is his debut single from his forthcoming EP Existence. His ability to implement different moods and sounds into one explosive emotional package is made very evident throughout each measure of this song, and the likable musicianship factors stand out effectively.

From the very beginning, the ambience speaks very loudly and the buildup and ascending measures are very soothing yet anticipating. Yann‘s use of software and plugins are very intricate but are still kept simple in all the right places, and the vocal swells are blended passionately with great melodies to bring forth more elements of what is offered throughout the artistic merit of the track.

This song is definitely one that can take your mind to a place you haven’t been, or a place you’ve been yearning for. It’s not your average exercise in EDM or Electronic Music, “Turning Circles” stays within a realm of its own and really showcases Yann‘s insatiable talent and passion for music.

From the multifaceted writing and programming to the elite production value, “Turning Circles” sets a great foundation for what’s to come for the DJ & Producer, and will definitely entice you to check out the rest of his EP when it releases.

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Artist Review: Rocstarsmokey – “Take Off” feat. MH The Goat (Official Music Video)

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Coming straight outta Dallas, things get bigger in Texas with a new cinematic video and banging track from Rocstarsmokey and MH The Goat.

If you’re looking for a good time with nice cars, girls and a beautiful southern skyline, then the video for “Take Off” will suit your needs. Both Rocstarsmokey and MH The Goat, both Texas based rising rappers, bring diligently crafted bars and verses to this song and accompany it with a brilliantly paced video that shows us how Texas gets down during sundown.

With verses being shared by both rappers, we get a smooth demonstration of each artist with their witty rhyming schemes and clever vocal techniques. They both convey a laid back image that is more on the classy and comfortable side, and don’t overdose us with flashy-ness.

The beat in this song combines a versatile mix between an old school vibe combined with today’s mainstream production value, paying homage to both eras and really delivering a song that is not only likable, but sustainable as well; it’s definitely a track (and video) you can keep coming back to, and finding something new to appreciate every time.

Rocstarsmokey and MH The Goat collectively make “Take Off” a gem of a track, and we’re eager to see what these guys have up their sleeves next.

Watch the video for “Take Off” here:


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Artist Review: Emma Michelle – “Click Delete” (featuring Dani Cohn)

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

With a knack for charisma, aspirations and musical persona, we have a new queen of catchy in Emma Michelle‘s single “Click Delete”.

Accompanied by a colorful official music video alongside feature artist Dani Cohn, the girls pair up for a fresh tag-teaming song with witty punchlines and contagiously catchy hooks. Being at such a young age, this song and video has catapulted Emma‘s career into overdrive, amassing over 200,000 YouTube views in the first week of its release. With a fairly mixed reaction among the general public, we at Artist Reach fully endorse this track and have several reasons as to why.

This young artist brings forth an image that is stylish and completely likable. She acts like a young girl, well, because she is. But sings even better; she has one of those voices that delivers a versatile yet subtle sensibility that shares equal parts in energy and tenderness, and knows how to really showcase her colorful image.

Sharing verses and vocal duties throughout the track and video between the singing and cinematic components with Dani Cohn also gives us a glance into Emma‘s ability to collaborate and share the spotlight. With both girls meshing well throughout the video and song equally, their natural talent is very evident throughout every measure. From singing to rapping, harmonizing and vocal transitioning, “Click Delete” delves us into Emma‘s (and Dani’s) world of fun, friendship, musicianship, and ability to entertain a mainstream following in the better part of today’s more modernized Pop genre.

The biggest recommendation we can give is to listen to this track for yourself, and definitely watch the video. Emma Michelle is one of those younger artists that is fast on-the-rise, and worth every minute of your time.

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Artist Review: Kemit Price – “Liberation” Single

Review by: Justyn BrodskyWith a versatile mix of musical and spiritual inspirations, Baltimore’s charismatic and multifaceted Roots-Reggae artist Kemit Price hits home with his uplifting single “Liberation”.

With solid influences ranging from Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill and Nas, Kemit Price brings forth a very passionate message in this eclectic reggae track with all the tasty additives any reggae fan can appreciate.

From bongo and percussive fills and an upbeat tempo for uplifting lyrical content, “Liberation” is a powerful song with multi-layered vocal harmonies, a bouncy rhythm section, and tasty guitar tones that puts Kemit‘s lead vocals right to the forefront to grab your attention. This grassroots-style song has a political and spiritual message that you can strongly identify with, and has diligently written vocal melodies that draw you into the song’s musicianship factors as well.

Kemit, originally a contemporary Gospel singer, recently merged into the world of reggae and has been an influential staple in his music scene for the past 13 years. His highly-anticipated debut EP is slated for Fall of this year, and “Liberation” is definitely a great starting point for any avid reggae fan looking to discover a fresh artist with a bold, dynamic sound that everyone can dance to and enjoy right down to its final measure.

If you are still recovering from your July 4th celebration, then “Liberation” is the perfect song to relax to and enjoy.

Connect with Kemit Price:

  • Music: kemitprice.hearnow.com
  • Twitter: Twitter.com/IAMKemit
  • Instagram: Instagram.com/iamkemit
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  • Artist Review: Terry McMahon Project – “Believe” Single

    Review by: Justyn BrodskyBuffalo, NY’s Terry McMahon Project has a sound that brews some of yesterday and today’s artists we’ve all come to know and love, but still puts his own versatile touch to a signature sound the band can call their own.

    The band’s leading man, Terry McMahon, has a signature sound reminiscent of artist influences ranging from Staind, Seether, Breaking Benjamin and Pearl Jam. Their modern rock sound is bold, pure, and powerful; driven by powerful, deep and emotional lyrics that really brings the listener to identify with their music from their own personal experiences.

    The band’s anchor single “Believe” portrays a perfect example of this. The song’s dark, subtle and rock-infused combination of acoustic textures, edgy guitar riffs, and punchy rhythm section layers the music with a mesmerizing tone and puts their musicianship factors into the forefront that really brings a solidification to their perfectly blended chemistry. It’s a well-executed, multifaceted track that showcase’s Terry‘s vocals most effectively, and is evident throughout the song.

    The implementation of the 90s and early 2000s era with today’s modern rock sensibilities makes Terry McMahon Project a standout of their caliber, and a refreshment of musical years many rock listeners miss dearly. Terry and his band gives you a refreshing reminder that brilliantly written music still exists, and that the era of music we all still yearn for is still out there if you look in the right places. You’ll be more than happy that you discovered Terry McMahon.

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