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Hip Hop News: Fort Worth Rapper J’Moris Drops Powerful Debut Album Blac February Feb 7

Fort Worth, TX, rapper J’Moris is ready to release his debut full-length album Blac February on Feb 7, 2020, after a string of 5 EP’s and 2 single releases starting with Moris Better: The Hangover in 2016. Intending to be more raw and revealing than ever, Blac February is a sprawling 15-track album that is both completely autobiographical and yet universal. Whether...

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Experimental noise drone project Emerald Suspension's new EP Eruptions.

“Eruptions” by Emerald Suspension is Fun and Terrifying

Minneapolis-based experimental project Emerald Suspension revel in the realm of the strange on new EP release “Eruptions”, but is it oddly satisfying or will it merely satisfy the odd? It just may hit both marks. Blending electronica, punk aesthetic, noise, drone, industrial and plenty of surprises from the kitchen sink, E S are at home...

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London alternative soul pop band Magazine Gap. Left to right: keyboardist Alex Ho, vocalist & guitarist James Keen, drummer Brian McCook.

London Alternative Pop Soul Band Magazine Gap Show Songwriting Discipline on Lean, Uplifting Single “For the Ride”

London Alternative Pop Soul Trio Magazine Gap‘s new single “For the Ride” is an impressive perspective shift from the norm. Musically, it’s rather minimalist throughout, allowing each element it’s due space. While most artists are content to max out the space, it takes songwriting discipline to showcase the lean muscle, aka drums, keys, bass, guitar...

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Adult Contemporary Pop Rocker Rob Alexander Shines on Positive, Piano-Driven New Album “Being Myself”

We’re very pleased to introduce you to a new full-length release from South Florida-based independent adult contemporary pop/rock musician Rob Alexander entitled Being Myself. “Baby, I’m on trial for being myself…” Rob’s signature sound is largely piano-driven, with big, crooning vocals. The album contains earnest, melodically driven songs, full of catchy hooks and sing along choruses. These...

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REVIEW: “Wide Open Sky” by Pat Irwin + J. Walter Hawkes

By ELI JACE > Guitar & trombone pace between the aisles under a cloudless sky on the debut album from Pat Irwin & J. Walter Hawkes. Its title, Wide Open Sky, is appropriate imagery. The above plane is expansive and reaches out infinitely. The music here is in no hurry. Like wind where there is...

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A brief history of melisma in popular music feat May Devun

A Brief History of Melisma in Popular Music

As you find yourself standing on the edge, do you fall or fly? What’s real is surreal, LA indie pop songstress May Devun sings in her latest track, “Say the Words,” released last week. To answer the question: The earth-shattering vocal runs in “Say the Words” are enough to send me over the edge and...

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Fort Lauderdale Rapper RuudAwakening Shows 2PAC Grit, Purging Depression, Fear and Misery on “CATHARSIS” Album

“Are you hearing those screams? See, my people ain’t free. They just want us to freeze.” – Magic,  by RuudAwakening Careful or this one will go over your head. RuudAwakening is that rare rapper who brings a complete subversive level to his rhymes, using sarcasm and brutal honesty to deliver atypical messages over hard modern...

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New York’s Prolific Indie Genius Nehedar Fends Off Polarized Cultural Forces in “Pendulum” single

New York-based artist Nehedar, brain child of restless musical genius Emilia Cataldo, has been consistently releasing excellent music since 2007 (Nehedar has 9 albums on Bandcamp & some secret releases on Soundcloud.) Think of artists like St. Vincent, PJ Harvey and Sharon van Etten and you’re on the right track. Always insightful and lyrically relevant,...

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New Music Friday – Essential New Artists for the True Music Connoisseur

It’s New Music Friday again, and there’s a plethora of essential new artists for all you music connoisseurs out there. Below we’ll outline our curated recommendations. Most of these picks are included on our Independent Music Worldwide playlist. Hope – Red Man Find something more powerful than this for me. Don’t worry. I’ll wait….it’s just...

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