Artist Review: Sasha Prendes – “Brooklyn” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

NYC’s Brooklyn Borough has a new anthem, and the city itself has a powerful voice representing it with Sasha Prendes‘ new smash single “Brooklyn.”

This artist fast-on-the-rise has the beauty, brains and talent, making her the perfect trifecta. But this especially shows in this new single with the rhythmic grooves, catchy chord progressions and authentically captivating vocals that have amassed Sasha a very promising industry buzz since this song dropped.

It’s reminiscent of other city anthems that we’ve all come to know (ie: Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys…) but with a whole new sound and atmosphere that puts NYC on its next level. And that is achieved by some key ingredients: incredible songwriting, production value, and brilliant vocal melodies. And Sasha brings all three to the table, plus so much more that any avid Pop listener can appreciate.

Sasha blends her own signature Pop sound with many other elements that include R&B and Dance, but in the end really delivers a level of versatility that is easily recognizable, yet still original in its own right. And that’s what gives her endless likability factors with a timeless style and presentation. She brings us something different that is captivating, multifaceted and is impossible to go unnoticed.

“Brooklyn” is already trending on all mainstream music retailers and has been extremely influential on social media since the song’s release date. It’s definitely a track that lets you know that Sasha Prendes is well on her way to reaching the top. And once you take a listen to “Brooklyn” yourself, you’ll understand exactly why.

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Press Release: Fadetheblackk – “Visions (feat. B*Star)” Single

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Combining an integration of smooth rhymes, charismatic vocals and a multi-genre approach, we get an innovative blend of Hip Hop with elements of Soul and Alternative with Fadetheblackk‘s newest single “Visions (feat. B*Star).”

With great production value and a soul-infused beat carrying the torch, this song is anything but ordinary. It’s a multifaceted creation of something artistic, inventive and takes Hip Hop into a new modern realm.

With each verse breathing life in the form of a straight and subtle flow, you can hear FTB‘s natural talent loud and clear with his ability to articulate his lyrics in all the right places. His tone is catchy, his melody-driven chorus is anthemic, and his spirit in the track never wavers.

Fadetheblackk‘s current single is distributed by Warner Music Indie platform Level and he has always been behind the scenes creating and working with many artists in today’s music industry since 2011. So with years under his belt, it’s not a huge surprise that this song is as versatile as it is, but it surely is a treat.

If you’re looking for something outside of your everyday Hip Hop single that drops from every corner of the street, then “Visions” is the track for you. It’s a song that indicates that FTB is not riding any kind of bandwagon – he’s bringing his very own creation to life; something that you don’t hear every day and a taste of something fresh, yet still identifiable at the same time.

The single dropped on July 13th and is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. You’ll be glad we sent you there.

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Laos In Harmony – “I Win” Single/Official Music Video

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

With dynamic choir harmonies, a strong positive message and top notch production value, Gospel has found a new kind of power in Laos In Harmony.

The New York-based group emerged onto the scene in 2005 and has been a powerful entity among the elite NYC music scene ever since. Their ministry has been a force to be reckoned with throughout the 5-boroughs and have been highly acclaimed from their moving performances and unwavering spirituality. And this is beautifully demonstrated in their newest uplifting single “I Win” accompanied by an eye-catching music video.

The song was written by the group’s director, Chelton Thorpe, a talented songwriter, producer and musician based in New York City. It’s a multifaceted and inspirational track with all the key elements of great production and performance value. In addition to this, the music video makes this track an astonishing audio and visual experience, giving the listener the full ride that Laos In Harmony offers. The landscapes of the Brooklyn Bridge with a cast of incredible vocalists right from the start draws you in from their insatiable passion and image. The song is dynamically crafted and colorful, and parallels with the video perfectly. It blasts off, and never slows down.

Their signature Gospel sound is fresh faced, enchanting, and every voice carries enormous weight with the song’s message and spirituality. It’s the type of song that gets you through struggles and really entices you to reflect on your life. The song reminds you that with Christ, you will be victorious. This is a powerful message for all music listeners, churchgoers, and those searching for a closer relationship with God.

“I Win” is a very feel-good song and Laos In Harmony really lifts your mood with it in every aspect of emotion, spirituality, and musicality. Their talent is sensational and their togetherness as a group makes this single/music video a magical journey into a whole new generation of the Gospel. This song is meant to inspire you, and once you take a listen yourself, you’ll feel exactly just that.

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Artist Review: Frankie Prada – “Don’t Need ‘Em” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Bethany Stephenson

When it comes to a versatile exercise of production value with equal parts musicianship and lyrical charisma, then New York-based Frankie Prada‘s new single “Don’t Need ‘Em” is a song you definitely need to hear.

Starting off with an insatiably in-your-face chorus, we get a gratifying transition into sing-songy stylizations throughout the verse structure that puts Frankie‘s melodic approach in the forefront.

The beat is a very ominous one and enters the song as a subtle buildup, as opposed to the sirens and alarms that the Hip Hop genre tends to be obnoxious with at times. So the authenticity of the track really shines through and shows Frankie‘s artistic merit in a way where his songwriting structure is more of a priority, as opposed to convoluted production theatrics. It’s definitely a refreshing listen, and really showcases Frankie‘s true musicianship.

Later this month in August, Frankie is slated to shoot and release an official music video for “Don’t Need ‘Em” and so far has built up an impressive following and anticipation of the upcoming video and is also very evident.

But he’s just getting started. Frankie is gonna be following up “Don’t Need ‘Em” with two more singles and is also slated to release his upcoming album this fall of 2018. Despite his partial-hiatus since last year, he has come back to the game swinging this year and has no intention of slowing down in the least. He has many tricks up his sleeve for the remainder of 2018, and 2019 as well. So be sure to check out Frankie‘s single, and keep a close eye on him as he continues to climb the industry ladder and make his next moves.

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  • 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.

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    •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: DOWNPOUR | NEW YORK

    Article by: Justyn BrodskyBands can be a dime-a-dozen, but there is only one DOWNPOUR | NEW YORK.

    Emerging from the elite New York City/Tristate-area music scene, Alt. Rock/Modern Country & 90s cover band DOWNPOUR began hitting the ground running in the music realm in January 2018, and is comprised of 6 multifaceted musicians that were brought together from different bands around the area and eventually manifested to form a high-energy Rock outfit that venue owners would want for their patrons.

    With a highly eclectic and versatile sound, DOWNPOUR performs a vast array of over 40+ hit songs from some of yesterday’s and today’s artists we’ve all come to know and love including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cranberries, The Black Keys, Luke Bryan, Dwight Yoakam, Darius Rucker and many many others.

    Determined to bring an unforgettable live show to the scene with music you can rock out and sing along to, DOWNPOUR brings forth a brand new edge to the 90s Rock era that has never left a soul unhappy, and have no intention of slowing their momentum down anytime soon.

    DOWNPOUR | NEW YORK:

    Rex Rek – Lead Guitar
    Rob Keane – Drums/Vocalist
    Mike Jacobs – Lead Vocals
    Jessica Drozd – Keyboard/Vocalist
    Raul Martins – Bass
    Benny Serrano – Rhythm Guitar/Mgr.

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    Press Release: Saskia Vese – “Slow Dance” Single

    Article by: Justyn Brodsky

    When it comes to the Wonder Woman of Country, UK’s Yorkshire-based starlet Saskia Vese needs no introduction.

    An internationally renowned and radio-played artist with her own caliber of Country that combines a compellingly versatile style that is reminiscent of traditional and modern styles, Saskia Vese brings out a heatwave of charisma with her highly-acclaimed single “Slow Dance”.

    With beautifully-placed vocal harmonies, a captivating and catchy chorus, and a very well-showcased vocal range, Saskia brings out all her glory on this masterfully produced track that is bound to win your heart.

    With smooth guitar progressions and a very traditional sound with a modern twist, “Slow Dance” delves you right into Saskia‘s world and gets you to really focus on her artistic merit and blissful vocal range. Every ingredient of this song is one that brings together a chemistry that puts her talent right at the forefront, and puts you right in her artist perspective. The song breathes tenderness, fun, an upbeat persona, and a vast array of likability factors.

    Hailing from the UK, Saskia is a well-known rising star in Nashville, New York, and other parts of the US music market. She’s been featured on many online music outlets, magazines, and is currently on the international radio circuit.

    “Slow Dance” is currently available on all digital music retailers and music streaming platforms. If you have the heart and soul for true country music, then Saskia Vese will easily win you over.

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