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: 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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Artist Review: Rossco – “Flume” Mixtape

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

When it comes to true Brooklyn born-and-bred style Hip Hop with all the right elements from yesterday and today’s sensibilities, Roscco‘s Flume Mixtape is definitely your draft pick.

Exploring a very versatile signature sound multifaceted stylization, Rossco comes out swinging with his ambient and upbeat mixtape single “Insane”. This song’s relentless lyrical structures speak for themselves, but the track also gives the listener a dose of musicianship factors as well; ranging from an old school-style beat, a charismatic flow, and dynamic rhyming techniques that are magnificently delivered.

The other standout track is the uplifter “Change”, a more mainstream sound with a bump-and-grind approach that shows another side to Rossco‘s vocal grooves. Both tracks really showcase his versatility and artistic merit very effectively, and really gets you to delve deeper into his musical realm. You can really grasp on to the NYC vibe that Rossco harbors on each track, all the while bringing something new to the table with each song, giving his audience a chance to hear many angles to his lyrical approach and production value.

Every track from the Flume Mixtape is a standout of its own, which garners Rossco an eclectic and bona fide style that old school and mainstream Hip Hop fans can appreciate and really get into. His music has created an insatiable industry buzz since this mixtape hit the scene. And when you take a listen to these tracks yourself, you’ll definitely understand why.

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Artist Review: D-Smoke – “Problems” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Nate Broshears

Some Hip Hop just can not be ignored. And that’s exactly the case when NYC rapper D-Smoke dropped his single “Problems”.

With a vocal delivery reminiscent of a more polished Dr. Dre, D-Smoke brings a flow and versatility that touches on both originality and familiarity. “Problems” is one of those tracks that not only catches your attention, but demonstrates this rapper’s artistic merit perfectly as well.

From a very well executed beat structure to an old school conceptual audio sample to fill the shoes of the hook, D-Smoke‘s musicianship is something heavily expressed in his content, context, and vocal overtone. With rhymes that are witty and clever, “Problems” is a song that isn’t too convoluted to follow; it’s a track you can latch onto, and come back time and time again to find something new to appreciate. It’s a song that just doesn’t get old and never loses its impact.

With NYC being an elite music scene, it can sometimes be flooded. Every musician and artist wants their music to garner attention and stand out; but D-Smoke is gonna have a lot less aggravation to deal with, primarily because he figured out the key ingredient to getting your music to stand out, and it’s one that every artist thinks is a secret: outstanding songwriting.

There, now you have the secret. The search is over. But D-Smoke already has this down. So while the fire is lit as he continues to climb his way to the top, be sure to check out “Problems” and see exactly how D-Smoke implements the music industry’s best kept secret.

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Artist Review: S-EM-C – “On The Go” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky


I always tip my hat to females that can rhyme. This is another one of those moments in whole.

With drive, charisma, untouchable production value and a made-for-industry approach, there’s no question that female Rapper on the rise S-EM-C‘s “On The Go” is ready to go straight to the top.

She’s a trifecta of her own; from looks, brains and personality. She doesn’t need to try to pull a Trina, Kim, or Nicki anytime soon. The best is a fresh banger and has a universal authenticity when it comes to where this song is most appropriate. You can use this song to test out your new Sony Xplodes,  spin this at your club hotspot, or just simply put your headphones in (preferably: Skull Candy if you own a pair) and indulge in one of those songs that stays with you even after the track is over.

“On The Go” has a great classic multilayered chorus that brings power to the song’s overall execution. And the verses have a flow that keeps you fascinated enough to bring the chorus back to the structure each time she brings out her witty and clever lyrical approach.

And that’s what this song is about to me — flow and fascination. Defining factors of what can keep a song on its feet, or flop from its starting point. But this song emphasizes so much more than just being on your feet, this one has you cruisin’, and giving you another brilliant taste of what females can bring out when holding the mic.

So make no mistake, this a cooker that brings the heat, and the fascination that keeps you on your feet. Either way, “On The Go” is quite the treat. 

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Artist Review #2: Roman – “Dirty Bird” Single/Official Music Video

Review by: Justyn Brodsky & Dave Welsh


We’d like to welcome back our NYC brother and Alt/Rock Singer/Songwriter, Roman, for round 2 on the Artist Reach platform with his new infectiously catchy single, “Dirty Bird”, properly accompanied by a fun, witty, and entertaining Music Video. So in case any of you have been waiting for the Roman Empire to strike again, then your wait is over.
With this track, we have the formula that Roman is known for, however just like with every artist that evolves artistically as their careers manifest, we get some new surprises, twists, turns, and the same likability factors that always end up on overdrive.

With “Dirty Bird”, not only is the song very eclectic and well structured, but Roman‘s mid-ranged and charismatic vocals that carry a humble demeanor really continue to showcase in more impressive and memorable ways, solidifying his signature sound that sets him apart from your run-of-the-mill artists that sometimes tend to struggle to find themselves due to the oversaturation of cookie-cutting post-production antics. Luckily, we do not have this downfall with Roman at all; he is not only keeping his spark of the genre alive and well, but making it better than ever.

And with all this in place, we have a very interesting dynamic in the Music Video, where no matter what you’re doing; from taking a bath to chopping vegetables to cook dinner, you can always make room for dancing. This is a humble and good-hearted video that parallels a very authentic musician that doesn’t need an arena or humongous night club to emphasize a simple thing like getting down to a good song. 

There aren’t any antics that try to put Roman in an overwhelming setting with Lamborghinis, Bling Bling, or materialistic set designs that attempt to distract you from the song by shoving an artist’s ego down your throat. It’s a video that is natural, appealing, and very effective regardless of how simple or elaborate the production design is. Real talent will absolutely do the trick no matter what content or budget you have for a Music Video, so for Roman, this song definitely shines through no matter what his budget or production costs were used. It’s another direct piece of evidence that true talent goes above all, especially musical gimmicks or materialism.

Overall, Roman is an artist that never disappoints. He has a humble sensibility, down-to-earth characteristics, and an authentic signature sound and image that is very defined and memorable. “Dirty Bird” is definitely a must-hear for the ears, and a treat for the YouTube screen. We highly recommend you check out both, the song and video. You will be glad you did.

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