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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Press Release: X. ARI Slated To Release Her New Highly Anticipated Single “Something” November 16th

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Enchanting, catchy and melodically captivating, LA-based recording artist X. ARI is geared up to release her newest anthem “Something”.

And like the title suggests, it’s definitely something special. The gifted Toronto-born Alt/Pop songstress, who recently achieved success with her most recent EP Dis-Order, comes out swinging with this newest release and proves to be an enchanting follow-up to her previous single “Stay v Go”.

Her angelic voice has dynamic melody placements throughout this track and takes “Something” to a sound ahead of its time. Embracing a signature style that diligently combines Pop, Alternative and several elements of EDM, X. ARI brings forth a song that effectively showcases her versatility and artistic merit all wrapped up into one dangerously catchy package.

“Something” has lyrical content that is more reminiscent of a story-telling narrative and makes great use of post production sequences that really makes X. ARI shine throughout every measure. The song is climactic, timeless and has that staying power – where the song stays with you long after it’s over. It has a subtle buildup and really hits home once the chorus comes to the surface, and really grabs at your attention with its unwavering production value and songwriting structure.

With several milestones and accolades for X. ARI, including winning an award for “Best Female Artist” at the Artistic Echoes Indie Awards, “Something” is a magnetic song that is bound to sustain her continuity of keeping up the pace of her momentum and showing the musical world that she just gets better with every release, and is determined to win your heart. And “Something” has a little something for everyone, and will easily win you over.

The single officially releases on November 16th and will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. If you haven’t discovered X. ARI yet, this song will make an extraordinary first impression, and will entice you to delve deeper into her entire catalogue of releases as well as future prospects.

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PRESS RELEASE: Cardi B Is Back On Top With Her New Smash Single “Money”

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Instead of making the public wait nervously until Thursday (October 25th), as she initially hinted, the Bronx queen Cardi B gifted her fans with the single “Money” two days earlier, on October 23rd.

Money” is the first track she released since April when her steamroller debut album, Invasion of Privacy, dropped. Since then, there is a lot going on in Cardi B’s life (a lot of which she is sharing in “Money”). The last months, the rap queen from the Bronx showed up in singles by J Lo, Rita Ora, Maroon 5, and DJ Snake. Also, the 26-year-old hitmaker recently became a first-time mom to a

little girl Kultura. In the new single she raps about being a mother:

I got a baby, I need some money, yeah /I need cheese for my egg”.

The new single has the potential to break the records in Youtube views and become an international chart-topper. Wait, wait… did she just drop the biggest hit of 2018? Ha, we are about to find out! Until then, check out the full lyrics of “Money”. Cardi B also makes a strong statement that she likes being famous, rolling in money (“All I really wanna see is the (Money)/I don’t really need the D, I need the (Money)”), and living large: “I was born to flex

(Yes)/ Diamonds on my neck/ I like boardin’ jets, I like mornin’ sex (Woo!)”.

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Press Release: Shina Mack Geared Up To Release His Debut EP “Fear, Love” On November 20th

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

There are some artists out there that are truly dynamic and original. Artists with soul, spirit and a vital voice to their prospective genre. We get a hypnotic R&B-infused signature sound with an ambience like we’ve never heard before with Shina Mack‘s upcoming debut EP Fear, Love.

This EP being a debut effort is a great example of truly getting it right on the first try and hitting the ground running. It’s a captivating catalogue of tracks, and really showcases Shina‘s gift of voice, authenticity and songwriting structures. If this is his first release, then I am stoked for what his subsequent releases have in store.

Fear, Love, as a whole, focuses on two specific topics: fear and love. This project is a personal reflection of struggles birthed from love in a crude world that curates fear. It embraces the full spectrum of love itself – the highs and lows, ups and downs – how truly beautiful you can and cannot be. Fear, on the other hand, is unfortunately faced by everyone and it’s something you either conquer or get defeated by. As you listen to the EP, you will hear expressions of Shina‘s own experiences and the perspectives he takes to understanding them.

Each track glistens with a mix of yesterday’s and today’s R&B feel, but also implements several modern and tasty additives from other genres that really helps showcase Shina on many different angles with every track, offering up something new every time. His versatile voice is very eclectic and real, he is humble yet poised and precise when it comes to his projection. And his melody choices are incredibly crucial and effective when it comes to really catching the listener’s ear.

This EP, especially with its designated theme and concept, also provides a lot of soul and raw emotion. Shina‘s passion is at the forefront at all times and his story telling narratives are extremely thought provoking, gripping and really gets you at your core. His artistic merit shines both musically and personally, and maintains the perfect balance and composure through each track.

This EP has that staying power – that ability to stay with you even after it’s over. Being able to come back to these songs time and time again, and finding a whole new appreciation of these songs no matter how many times you give them a listen. There are melodies that will stick in your head and lyrical messages you’ll identify with. Shina really connects with his listeners on this EP, and really entices you to invest yourself into him as an artist and person as well. You’ll be able to walk a mile in his shoes…and realize you’ve been down the same path.

Love is what we were born with, fear is what we learned here” -Marianne Williamson

Fear, Love was produced by Ryan “Top Secret” Anderson with work from Ryini beats and Unhuman. The EP also has an array of feature artists including Tre Amani, Ayce, The Indigo, and k.lef. with additional vocals from Mo god. The EP officially drops on November 20th and will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms. This EP is an astonishing first impression for Shina Mack and will be one of your favorite releases before the year is out. Mark your calendars, you’ll be glad you did.

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Press Release: ThinkAir Set To Release His Inspirational “The Messenger Album” Later This Month

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Uplifting, beautifully crafted and influential, Norway-based recording artist ThinkAir gets set to release his highly anticipated The Messenger Album: 10 Songs With Meaning November 23rd, 2018.

With songs that captivate your body, soul and encompass the uplifting of Faith in your higher power, ThinkAir articulates a powerful message with his blissful singing voice throughout every track of his upcoming album. Also working as a full time subsea engineer, the Nigerian-born artist explores each song like a chapter, challenging your faith while also motivating, uplifting you and sometimes comforting you.

His futuristic electronically-infused R&B style embraces lyrical content in each song that will inspire, uplift, enrich, guide and entertain every soul that listens. The album themes around being the messenger – the voice of being in touch with your higher power and letting the music flow into your heart as a presence that represents the overall message – from the messenger album itself. The production value is brilliantly executed and showcases very multifaceted angles of ThinkAir‘s vocals and songwriting talent in a very contemporaneous way. His charisma is magnetic, his image is bright and his presence brings forth a very inspirational aura that really gets you to listen and understand ThinkAir in the most effective way.

With tracks like ‘Good Good Shepherd‘, the message embodies the idea of the promise of protection and provision in a world of scarcity, lack and dangers. While the track ‘Don’t Go On A Journey‘ gives moral advice to always seek guidance before embarking on any calling or adventure in life, whether it’s finances, marriage, or any aspect of life that requires crucial decision making.

With the songs “I Praise You” and “Lead Me”, two anchor singles from the album accompanied by cinematic music videos, we get the perfect demonstration of the overall picture that is painted with The Messenger Album and the emotion that is carried with it. The music has a mainstream electronic flow, and resonates beautifully with ThinkAir‘s vocal structures and lyrical projections. And overall, the picture that is painted is quite the masterpiece when you let the songs reach your heart. ThinkAir‘s presence as a musician and artist persona really allows him to sing to your soul, and you can feel his climactic impact throughout every track on The Messenger Album. Two international artists are also featured on the album. “Only God Can Make A Way” features South African artist Chokes Kabello, while “Instrument Of Peace” features New York City artist Evie Joy; both who contribute to the album as effective and uplifting collaborations.

The album officially drops later this month between November on the 23rd, and will be available on several digital music retailers and streaming platforms, as well as ThinkAir‘s social media and website. The album release will also be accompanied by a music video for the opening track “Instrument Of Peace” and will premier on YouTube, the ThinkAir official website (www.thinkairmusic.com) and other available outlets. This will be one of the most influential releases perfectly in time for the holidays, and will be one of your top favorites before the year is out.

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