Artist Spotlight: Isadora Eden

We recently had the pleasure of getting to know the highly unique and incredibly talented Acoustic/Folk singer-songwriter Isadora Eden.

Isadora Eden is an on-the-rise singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York who has been gaining praise and recognition for her honest and emotive take on the Acoustic/Folk genres. Showcasing a minimalistic, yet effective blend of these genres, Isadora has crafted a sound that is distinctly her own.

Listen to the beautiful “Glad”: https://soundcloud.com/isadoraedenmusic/glad?in=isadoraedenmusic/sets/demo

Her demo showcases a refreshingly sincere approach to the Acoustic/Folk genres, with a specific focus on vintage inspired songwriting techniques. Upon first listening, Isandora is remarkable for what might be her strongest asset: her soothing and alluring voice coupled with her outstanding songwriting ability. This new artist is quickly gaining visibility for her emotive vocal style and lyrical content, her undeniable skill and range, and her dreamlike acoustic performances. Isadora Eden is certainly an artist that you can’t ignore.

Isadora’s new demo tracklist showcases a delicate acoustic sound where her silky-smooth vocals provide a beautiful, yet haunting focal point; this artist has a surreal ability to draw you into her story and paint a stirring and sentimental sonic landscape around you. 

Listening to Isadora’s demo was truly an engaging and worthwhile experience. The 3-track demo is packed full of intention, integrity, honesty, and emotional awareness. Not only is it powerful and immersive, but it is paced to perfection, leaving the listener wanting more. We definitely see this artist climbing the ranks and becoming a household name. Not only does she have the ability to craft infectious melodies, but she does so with a remarkably unique delivery and evident care for messaging and content.

Isadora Eden is quickly proving that with her intoxicating, unique, and authentic style; music, as an artistic medium, can transcend the label of “commodity” and become something much more intimate and mesmerizing. 

Isadora Eden is certainly an artist you need to keep an eye on. The current music industry has been severely lacking an artist that has a relatable and honest story to tell. Music is a force that has the power to universally connect us and reassure us that we are not alone. Isandora’s music is a brilliant example of this power. We highly recommend you listen!

Listen to the demo in full here: https://soundcloud.com/isadoraedenmusic/sets/demo

 

 

 

 

Please be sure to support/share/like/follow Isadora Eden on:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/isadoraedenmusic

Official: www.isadoraedenmusic.com

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/isadoraedenmusic

Bandcamp: https://isadoraedenmusic.bandcamp.com/

Indie Interview Series: Deja Boost

We recently had the opportunity to sit with the incredibly ambitious and insanely talented singer/songwriter/rapper Deja Boost.

Deja Boost is quickly turning heads and earning praise in the Hip Hop/ Rap scene with his unique take on the genre. We were first introduced to Deja’s music through his newly released Single “Fucc You”. We were so impressed by the creativity and fearlessness showcased within the tracks, that we just had to learn more about this on-the-rise artist.


Welcome! First off, what’s the reason behind your involvement in music? 

Deja Boost: Before my dad passed away, he got me an iPod for my 10th bday(or near that age) and I’ve been addicted to music ever since. First song I put on was G-Unit – Stunt 101 and played the shit out of it haha I still listen to it sometimes. In middle school I was expelled 7th grade from district for weapons, and 8th grade again for selling porn on cd’s to other kids. In high school I dropped out my senior year (with decent grades) to pursue entrepreneurial things like drug dealing and playing professional poker online.. I was making more money than I’ve ever seen before and didn’t have time to pursue music full time.. years later songs I’ve had in my head won’t stop coming and it’s killing me not to go for it. I even stopped working a really decent job with benefits so I can focus on this. I’m in love with how things sound, the different frequencies, the different vibes, the feels. Nothing helps us escape or inspires us like our favorite songs you feel me?

 

Q: Yeah. Aight, you’ve been making music for a considerable amount of time. With as much success as you’ve had so far, care to share any secrets? 

Deja Boost: I think someone’s success or even idea of it differs from one to the next.. mainly stay focused on what you want, and consistent in making steps toward it big or small.. also, know yourself, show yourself, and give more than you take

 

Q: What sets you aside from everyone else in the rap genre? 

Deja Boost: besides being one of the few Asian people, I have a lot of juice and many styles other than just rap that I draw influence from.. & when I drop projects it won’t sound like the same song 13 times, haha!

 

Q: Do you feel the need to cater to masses or do you prefer to be genuine in your approach? 

Deja Boost: I don’t believe catering to masses disregards sincerity. We all have vibes, we all need connections.. we go thru so much as people, alone and together.

 

Q: Aside from glamour of making great music, take us through some low moments?

DB: Honestly, there’s not much glamour, I think most of that shit is fake at the core. A lot of the real artists are in deep pains, we try to cover up with nice things but we’re normal people. I’m just a dude sharing a new perspective about life, not the same rehashed shit they keep putting out there.. I’m an Asian dude, from the burbs of Rancho Cucamonga(near LA) who was always outside fucking around since like 3rd grade.. I’ve been homeless multiple times, fought drug addictions. Broke many bones. Been heartbroken a lot, broke a few hearts. Made lots of money, lost lots of money. Recovered from mental issues such as suicide/ insecurities. I’d like to help people with my real life experiences bc I’ve actually been thru shit and dealt with it.

 

Q: Who inspires you to make music? Who/what was your inspiration for ‘Fucc You’

DB: I’m inspired by all things from living to dead.. I look for inspiration in everything, every material, every feeling, etc.. ‘Fucc You’ is just that vibe when people only want to fuck with you when you’re winning, it’s dedicated to those fake love givers. Shoutout Damien B!

 

Q: What’s the next thing for you musically? 

DB: I have an instrumental tape I want to release for like to be used in background music haha, it’s like cartoon vibes.. I been playing around with mixing genres too so expect more experimental shit but rap is still going to be the core for me.

 

Q: Anywhere online where curious fans can listen to your music and find out more about you?

DB: I’m available on all streaming services, but mainly just doing the SoundCloud thing. Social medias are all @DejaBoost

 

 


Deja Boost is definitely one of those increasingly rare transcendent artists that doesn’t abide by the typical genre limitations and standards. Regardless of your specific musical tastes, regardless of any bias or animosity that you may have against the hip-hop or rap genres. We highly recommend you check this artist out!

Be sure to watch for updates and new exclusive tracks on:

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/dejaboost

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/deja-boost/id1245382646

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DejaBoost

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DEJABOOST/

Artist Spotlight: Deja Boost

We recently had the opportunity to get to know the venomous and infectious upcoming Rap/Hip Hop sensation Deja Boost.

We recently had the pleasure of getting to know this incredibly ambitious new artist, and we were beyond impressed. Recently, it seems like every new rapper we meet describes themselves similarly. It usually goes something like, “I want to be the next Kanye/Drake/Lamar…” This sentiment is then often uncomfortably showcased in their music as a shameless imitation of their heroes.

In fact it’s hard to approach any new music without inherent cynicism and skepticism. It has become tiresome and mundane within the current culture of Pop dominated music. We, as listeners, are exposed to the same formulaic, cookie-cutter, copy of a copy of a copy brand of artists. Although these types of artists have brilliantly perfected the ability to produce safe, catchy, and infectious music; they ultimately amount to being entirely forgettable, soon to be replaced by the next musical doppelgänger. This trend has infected almost every musical appendage and genre, whether it be commercially produced or independently released. Specifically, this pattern has nearly crippled the Rap/ Hip Hop scene.

In a refreshing twist, Deja Boost is fiercely rebelling against this trend and quickly emerging as an independent sensation.

Check out his FIRE new Single “Fucc You”: https://soundcloud.com/dejaboost/fucc-you

With independent recording continually growing more affordable and accessible than it ever has been; the industry is quickly becoming over-saturated with hobbyists and crowded with wannabes. Due to this, it is becoming ever-harder to be noticed within the endless sea of independent noise. The number of new hip-hop artists entering the industry every day is growing exponentially.

With this increase in industry competition, you’d think there would be a “standard” for things you shouldn’t do if you’re trying to become noticed and successful. Unfortunately, this is not the case…in fact, it seems that a vast majority of new artists have taken the lazy route — copy those whom are more successful than you.

Deja Boost is definitely an exception to this. His approach to the genre is innovative and unique, yet entirely approachable and digestible.

It is completely natural to become inspired by your industry forerunners, but you must stray away from riding on their coattails by replicating their distinct sound and style. This is precisely what Deja Boost naturally does so well. Upon discovering this artist, we were immediately struck by what may be his strongest asset: his courage to be entirely unapologetic in his assertion of his own unique identity.

This is what makes this artist so remarkable and respectable.

Check out the wicked “Badman”: https://soundcloud.com/dejaboost/badman-prod-vybe 

Not only has Deja Boost recognized the same tired trend in the music industry, but he has made it a point to aggressively rebel against it. One of the first characteristics that we noticed in Deja’s tracks that immediately set him apart was his willingness to be viciously honest. Too often, rappers feel the need to push a familiar facade (which at this point, has become a parody of itself), or they mistake humbleness for weakness. Deja Boost does neither, he has embraced his own personal identity and has made no apologies for it.

This approach to songwriting naturally injects his music with integrity and honesty. His confidence in his own story, as well as his embrace of his own style allows his music to outshine the rest within the genre. His vulnerability in his songwriting makes it much more organic for the listener to connect with his songs on a personal level. These are qualities that are severely lacking within the current industry, and impressively, Deja Boost has already figured it out as a brand new artist.

Deja Boost has already shown us his alluring versatility as an artist. This is even more remarkable given the fact that he has taken on the undeniable challenge of being a fully independent artist. We find that one of the most glaring setbacks for new-coming independent artists is the lack of professional mixing and mastering that is necessary to break through into the mainstream markets. This certainly isn’t the case with Deja Boost. He has shown exceptional judgment in whom he chooses to work with. Each different producer featured on each one of his tracks showcases an entirely unique style and technique.

Listen to Deja Boost’s “Blowing Smoke” : https://soundcloud.com/dejaboost/blowin-smoke 

Deja Boost is quickly proving that with his addictive, unique, and hellfire style; music, as an artistic medium, can transcend the label of “commodity” and one-dimensional Hip Hop/ Rap, and become something much more cutting and immersive. Deja Boost has developed a sound that feels entirely fresh and new. This brilliant artist not only acts as a unique innovator; but also effectively channels his vision through an impressive command of the Hip Hop/ Rap genre. Avoiding the gimmick he could easily become; Deja Boost stands out among an overpopulated market as a fearless and honest artist with a story to tell.

Deja Boost is a remarkable artist and is definitely a breath of fresh air within a tired industry that has become overly saturated with copycat artists whose sole goal is to cash in on an increasingly uninventive formula. Deja Boost is a MUST LISTEN!

Please be sure to support/share/like/follow Deja Boost on:

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/dejaboost

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/deja-boost/id1245382646

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DejaBoost

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DEJABOOST/

Artist Spotlight: Mikey Shyne

We recently had the pleasure of getting to know the wildly innovative and multi-talented singer/songwriter, artist, and producer, Mikey Shyne.

We were first introduced to Mikey Shyne through the explosive Single entitled, “Across the Line” by Copamore (featuring Mikey Shyne). The Single has turned the industry upside down, smashing records and reaching #3 on the iTunes EDM/Dance charts.

Check out the FIRE Single here: 

This extremely versatile artist is a native of Queens, New York, and has taken on the undeniable challenge of being a fully independent artist. We find that one of the most glaring setbacks for new-coming independent artists is the lack of professional mixing and mastering that is necessary to break through into the mainstream markets. This certainly isn’t the case with Mikey Shyne.

With independent recording continually growing more affordable and accessible than it ever has been; the industry is quickly becoming over-saturated with hobbyists and fame-seekers. Due to this, it is becoming ever-harder to be noticed within the endless sea of independent noise. The number of new artists entering the industry every day is growing exponentially. With this increase in industry competition, you’d think there would be a “standard” for things you shouldn’t do if you’re trying to become noticed and successful. Unfortunately, this is not the case…in fact, it seems that a vast majority of new artists have taken the lazy route —- copy those whom are more successful than you. You would think that this competitive environment would inspire some artists to go against the grain and carve out their own identity, but this is too often not the case.

This is precisely what makes this Mikey Shyne such a remarkable and respectable artist.

Mikey has developed a sound that feels entirely fresh and new. This brilliant artist not only acts as a unique innovator; but also effectively channels his vision through an impressive command of most major genres. Avoiding the gimmick he could easily become; Mikey Shyne stands out among an overpopulated market as a fearless and honest artist with a story to tell.

Check out the amazing live performance of “Dream Runners”: 

Upon learning more about the multi-talented Mikey Shyne, it became immediately apparent that this remarkable artist wears many hats. “Artist” is just one of the many labels you can give him. Impressively, Mikey is a true renaissance man. This artist juggles several roles with an incredible level of expertise, including; singer, songwriter, audio engineer/producer, and entrepreneur. In fact, Mikey operates a professional home-based studio with a healthy sized client base. Mikey has become quite revered and high-in-demand for his unmatchable energy, alluring charisma, unbelievably well-trained set of ears, and innovative technical skill. His clients often boast that they walk out with a completely reimagined gem of a song after working with the artist. This is one of the many examples of what makes this artist so interesting.

Musically, Mikey has effectively unleashed his wide-spanning musical tastes and influences into a giant boiling caldron, seasoned with style and flair —  and much like a mad scientist, he has stirred ferociously until what has emerged is unrecognizable — an infectious monstrosity of incredible, emotive sound. Mikey has been steadily gaining notoriety for his distinct flavor of soul-infused, acoustic-driven eagerness, and an urban-pop edge, mixed with heartfelt lyrics about broken love. His remarkable versatility is always on full display. The impressive accompanying instrumentation, creative sequencing, masterful songwriting are undeniably alluring and captivating. His soothing vocal prowess draws you into an authentic and emotional sonic journey.

Learn more about Mikey here: 

It is an unfortunate reality in the current world of music crafted by today’s generation. It seems as if fearless, ambitious artists are becoming more and more rare and undiscovered. This is mostly due to an unapologetic desire by most new-coming artists to shamelessly reach into existing successful markets, void of any integrity, and follow an incredibly safe musical formula of commercially appealing and catchy copy of a copy Singles.

When approaching nearly all newly independent-released music, it’s hard to do so without inherent cynicism and skepticism. It has become tiresome and mundane within the current culture of Pop dominated music. We, as listeners, are continuously exposed to these same formulaic, cookie-cutter, brand of artists. Although these types of artists have brilliantly perfected the ability to produce safe, catchy, and infectious music; they ultimately amount to being entirely forgettable, soon to be replaced by the next musical doppelgänger. This trend has infected almost every musical appendage and genre, whether it be commercially produced or independently released. The most unfortunate result of this trend is the stifling of musical ambition and the lack of innovation to set oneself apart in the industry.

While this approach may work well if your goal as an artist is to make fast cash, albeit becoming forgettable, it certainly isn’t the winning formula for industry longevity and lasting notoriety.

In a refreshing twist, the undeniably fearless and refreshingly authentic Mikey Shyne is fiercely rebelling against this trend and flexing his highly unique brand of sound.

The audio production exhibited in each released track is nothing short of spectacular. This is especially remarkable considering the music itself is often ferociously dynamic and unrestrained; we imagine these must have been very challenging to mix. The soundscapes are masterfully complex and unrelenting, the powerful vocals are intertwined perfectly with each evolving and ever-changing layer.

 Listen to the powerful “Set Me Free”: 

Each mix is absolutely stunning, with each complex sonic layer given space to breath and evolve. This is an incredibly arduous task for anyone defiantly accepting the challenge of being TRULY independent. This risk has undeniably paid off, as each track is alluringly fresh and entirely unique. The genre is often brilliantly undefinable, with Mikey sculpting his own self-defining soundscape and style. Somewhere within these complex and fastidiously crafted tracks there’s a magnificent injection of anthemic and masterful vocal pieces and that conjure up dynamic feelings of loss, desperation, beauty, and love.

As Mikey continues his steady rise, he is certainly no stranger to success. He made his explosive debut into the scene with his widely acclaimed hit Single “Set Me Free” in early 2015.  He released his highly anticipated follow-up Single “Put It Down” in June 2015, featuring the Legendary Grammy Nominee and former mentor, DJ Tomekk. “Put It Down” awarded Mikey with universal praise and international visibility, specifically in Europe, where Mikey has a loyal, ever-growing following. 

It is also interesting to note that, for his hit Single “Forever Young”, Mikey teamed up with several non-profits to raise addiction recovery awareness in an attempt to help make a dent on the nations growing addiction epidemic.  The video was released as a memorial, dedicated to all those who’ve lost their battles with the grips of addiction.  Amazingly, all proceeds were given to charity.

 Listen to the soulful and emotional “Forever Young”: 

Mikey is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Currently, he is working on his HIGHLY anticipated debut Studio Album. The album is slated for a Fall 2017 release. The release certainly won’t fail to impress, as it is scheduled to be produced and engineered by several chart topping producers and engineers. Additionally, it is rumored to have several celebrity features. 

Mikey Shyne is quickly proving that with his addictive, unique, and emotionally authentic style; music, as an artistic medium, can transcend the label of “commodity” and “one-dimensional”, becoming something much more intimate and immersive. Listening to this artist’s catalog was truly an engaging and worthwhile experience. These tracks differ from most recent independent releases in that they are fearlessly ambitious and unapologetically unique and difficult to label perfectly. Each track oozes with integrity, honesty, and venom. Not only are they polished and meticulously crafted, but they’re sequenced to perfection, leaving the listener wanting more. We are eager to watch this artist continue climbing the ranks and become a household name. 

Listen to the infectious “I Really Want”: 

Mikey Shyne is a true renaissance man and is definitely a breath of fresh air within a tired music industry that has become overly saturated with copycat artists whose sole goal is to cash in on an increasingly uninventive formula. This is an artist that you simply CAN’T IGNORE!

Please be sure to support/share/like/follow Mikey on:

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mikey-shyne/id1008496027

Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/6Yn1xc3YC0ZdUOH5i3LOIM

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeyshynemusic?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeyshynemusic/?hl=en

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mikeyshyne

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/mikeyshyne

Official: http://www.mikeyshyne.com/

Artist Spotlight: Enzo Sprigg

We recently had the pleasure of getting to know the insanely inventive Enzo Sprigg through his new ground-breaking experimental album entitled, “Cosmic Bipolar Nebula”.

Enzo Sprigg – the on-the-rise composer, artist, and experimental music sensation, in my honest opinion, will evolve as one of the artists, whom I’d put amongst some of the most groundbreaking musical masterminds.

This brilliant artist not only acts as a unique innovator; but also effectively channels his deep, emotive, and resonating vision through an impressive command of the experimental genre. Supporting his vision with his tools of artistic expression, rather that exploiting them as the gimmick they could easily become; Enzo stands out among an overpopulated market as a fearless an honest artist with a story to tell. This artist is inspired by an incredibly diverse range of artists; from Bjork, Goldfrapp and Gary Numan to newer artists like IAMX, Chelsea Wolfe and Purity Ring. Enzo has effectively unleashed his wide-spanning musical tastes and influences into a giant boiling caldron, seasoned with style and flair —  and much like a mad scientist, he has stirred ferociously until what has emerged is unrecognizable — an infectious monstrosity of delicious sound.  

Check out “Raygun Love Transmission”: 

It is an unfortunate reality in the world of music, crafted by today’s generation; that it seems fearless, ambitious artists are becoming more and more rare and undiscovered. This is mostly due to an unapologetic desire by most new-coming artists to shamelessly reach into existing successful markets, void of any integrity, and follow an incredibly safe musical formula of commercially appealing and catchy copy of a copy of a copy Singles.

While this approach may work well if your goal as an artist is to make fast cash, albeit becoming forgettable, it certainly isn’t the winning formula for industry longevity and lasting notoriety.

In a refreshing twist, undeniably fearless and sonically ambitious singer/songwriter Enzo is rebelling against this trend and quickly emerging as an experimental sensation. Enzo is quickly proving that with his provocative, unique, and highly unorthodox tunes; music, as an artistic medium, can transcend the label of “commodity” and become something much more intimate and immersive.

Enzo‘s new experimental album “Cosmic Bipolar Nebula” is not simply a collection of electronica avant-garde pieces per se – certainly not in a strict or literal sense. Rather, it is comprised of a large fraction of remarkably accessible, percussive, and electronic/synth pop pieces with an expansive, encompassing, and immersive sound. On the contrary; the album also features ornery, engulfing sonic barrages of rhythmic sensibility and infectious vocal work.

Impressively, Somewhere within these complex and fastidiously crafted tracks there’s a magnificent injection of anthemic, yet haunting instrumental and vocal pieces and that conjure up dynamic feelings of loss, desperation, beauty, and nest expression. The electronic textures featured within the album are lush, but not in the literal definition of the word; rather – in the very sound of the word. The sonic landscape crafted within this album showcases a fusion of sound that feels intimately roomy, well-balanced and evocative, with a great focus on gorgeously shaped backdrops that add a dark, refreshingly organic quality to his tracks. At times, focusing on minimalism, the sounds resonate, merge and surround the listener in a sort of sonic ecstasy. They expand and meander in a flowing fashion, and sweep you in much like the dragging waves washing on the shore of a dark beach; at times these textures are effectively peppered by small intricacies, experimental percussion, and soothing vocals.

Each sound within each track seems to memorably interfere in an oddly irregular, yet efficacious fashion. This first builds an almost perturbed monotony – a growing excitement and sense of anticipation for something to emerge which never fails to deliver.

Check out “Pent Up Android”: 

It is an extremely rare occurrence that we are introduced to an independent artist that absolutely blows our minds; Enzo has done just this.

The audio production exhibited in the freshly released “Cosmic Bipolar Nebula” is nothing short of spectacular. This is especially remarkable considering the music itself is ferociously dynamic and unrestrained; we imagine this must have been very challenging to mix. The soundscapes are masterfully complex and unrelenting, the experimental vocals are intertwined perfectly with each evolving and ever-changing layer

The mix itself is absolutely stunning, with each complex sonic layer given space to breath and evolve. A truly arduous task for anyone defiantly accepting the challenge of being TRULY independent. This risk has undeniably paid off, as the tracks showcased here are alluringly fresh and entirely unique. The genre is brilliantly undefinable, with Enzo sculpting his own self-defining soundscape and style.

This is truly a milestone and an accomplishment for this artist. When approaching newly released music, it’s hard to do so without inherent criticism. It has become tiresome and mundane within the current culture of Pop dominated music. Though these types of artists have brilliantly perfected the ability to produce safe, catchy, and infectious music; they ultimately amount to being entirely forgettable— certain to be replaced by the next musical clone. This trend has infected almost every musical appendage and genre, whether it be commercially produced or independently released. The most unfortunate result of this trend is the stifling of musical ambition and the lack of innovation to set oneself apart in the industry.

While this approach may work well if your goal as an artist is to make fast cash, albeit becoming forgettable, it certainly isn’t the winning formula for industry longevity and lasting notoriety.

This is certainly NOT the case with the on-the-rise experimental sensation, Enzo.

Get to know Enzo Sprigg a little better: 

With independent recording continually growing more affordable and accessible than it ever has been; the industry is quickly becoming over-saturated with hobbyists and fame-seekers. Due to this, it is becoming ever-harder to be noticed within the endless sea of independent noise. The number of new artists entering the industry every day is growing exponentially. With this increase in industry competition, you’d think there would be a “standard” for things you shouldn’t do if you’re trying to become noticed and successful. Unfortunately, this is not the case…in fact, it seems that a vast majority of new artists have taken the lazy route —- copy those whom are more successful than you. You would think that this competitive environment would inspire some artists to go against the grain and carve out their own identity, but this is too often not the case.

This is precisely what makes Enzo such a remarkable and respectable artist.

Listening to Enzo Sprigg’s “Cosmic Bipolar Nebula” was truly an engaging and refreshingly unpredictable experience from beginning to end. This album oozes independent integrity, musical ambition, and fearless creativity. Not only is it polished and meticulously crafted, but it is sequenced to perfection, leaving the listener wanting more. This release is definitely a trend-setter and sets an unbelievably high standard for indie artists hoping to break through in the scene. The undefinable, unrelenting, ever-evolving Enzo Sprigg is almost guaranteed to continue his steady rise to prominence with the release of this brilliantly undefinable, yet insanely addictive album.

Be sure to check out this remarkably unique and groundbreaking album: https://open.spotify.com/album/2AH02Yj4wsC0kxkN0WeQtH

Please support/share/like/follow Enzo Sprigg on:

Official: http://enzosprigg.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ENZOSPRIGGMUSIC

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enzo_sprigg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnzoSprigg

Artist Spotlight: Shannon K.

We recently had the pleasure of getting to know the incredibly ambitious and undeniably gifted upcoming Pop sensation, Shannon K.

The on-the-rise teen Pop sensation has been making waves in the music industry ever since her explosive debut with a well-received Single written by her younger sister. Remarkably, Shannon K. was only 12 years old at the time of the Single’s release, thus proving that this young artist was simply born with music in her veins. Originally from India, Shannon K. relocated to London at a very young age.  Although this artist has only recently began her inspiring rise to prominence, she has had numerous early successes. Shannon K. initially debuted on the stage at just 4 years old! After relocating to London, she worked tirelessly to sharpen her musical skill by studying at the Royal School of Music. It is also impressive to note that Shannon K. learned the Indian Classical Dance form “Kathak”, and while still only 6, was honored and performed at the Bollywood Awards’ night in the US.

It is also important to note that Shannon K. shares an incredibly unique and inspiring bond with her younger sister Annabel K. The two work closely together as songwriting partners, and they have already proven that they are an unstoppable team. Constantly seeking to evolve and grow, she is now based in Los Angeles, following a stint in New York.

Listen to the emotional “Roll Back the Years”: 

It seems as if fearless, ambitious artists are becoming more and more rare and undiscovered. This is mostly due to an unapologetic desire by most new-coming artists to shamelessly reach into existing successful markets, void of any integrity, and follow an incredibly safe musical formula of commercially appealing and catchy (and infuriatingly redundant) Singles. This trend has infected almost every musical appendage and genre, whether it be commercially produced or independently released. The most unfortunate result of this trend is the stifling of musical ambition and the lack of innovation to set oneself apart in the industry.

While this approach may work well if your goal as an artist is to make fast cash, albeit becoming forgettable, it certainly isn’t the winning formula for industry longevity and lasting notoriety.

In a refreshing twist, the young and incredibly talented Shannon K. is fiercely rebelling against this trend and quickly emerging as an indie Pop sensation. Shannon K. is an artist that stands out among an overpopulated market as a fearless an honest artist with a story to tell.

Listen to the infectious “Sapphire”: 

While the music showcased within Shannon K.’s growing catalog can be broadly described as “Pop”, there is so much more to it than what you might expect. This brilliant artist not only acts as unique innovator with her (and her younger sister, Annabel K.’s) songwriting talents; but she also effectively channels her deep, emotive, and resonating vision through an impressive command of the Pop genre. Each track featured within her catalog is fantastically sequenced in a way that maintains the listener’s interest, and contains minor mixing and instrumental intricacies that are both unique and add undeniable character to the track. Shannon K. consistently surprises and impresses with her outstanding vocal ability and displays a strong command of pop vocal melodies and lush harmonies. Each vocal performance is authentic and invokes a strong emotional response with her (and her sister’s) thoughtful and emotive lyrics.

Listen to her newest hit Single “Lately”: 

Listening through Shannon K.’s catalog was truly an engaging and worthwhile experience. This differs from most recent indie/Pop releases in that it is fearlessly ambitious and unapologetically unique and difficult to label perfectly. Each track oozes with integrity, honesty, and emotional awareness. Not only is it polished and meticulously crafted, but it is sequenced to perfection, leaving the listener wanting more. We can definitely see this climbing the ranks and becoming a household name while inspiring a new generation of independent Pop artists. Not only does she have the ability to craft infectious pop hooks and melodies, but she does so with a remarkably unique blending of genres and evident care for messaging and content.

Shannon has recently dropped her new full-length album entitled “Perpetual”. This album is a MUST LISTEN!

Check it out on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/perpetual/id1231220250

Be sure to support/follow/share Shannon K. on:

Official: http://shannonkmusic.com/

IG: @shannonksinger

Twitter: https://twitter.com/singershannonk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shannonksinger/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShannonKVEVO

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/shannon-k/id365650759

Artist Spotlight: Kelvin Frazier, Ph.D.

We recently had the opportunity to get to know the incredibly soulful and undeniably ambitious Kelvin Frazier, Ph.D.

Upon learning about the multi-talented Kelvin Frazier, Ph.D, it became immediately apparent that this remarkable artist wears many hats. Artist is just one of the many labels you can give Frazier. Impressively, Kelvin is a true renaissance man, holding the titles of Chemist, Technology Consultant, and Entrepreneur—- as well as insanely gifted artist. This is one of the many examples of what makes this artist so interesting.

Musically, Kelvin has effectively unleashed his wide-spanning musical tastes and influences into a giant boiling caldron, seasoned with style and flair —  and much like a mad scientist, he has stirred ferociously until what has emerged is unrecognizable — an infectious monstrosity of incredible, emotive sound. Kelvin has been steadily gaining notoriety for his distinct flavor of soul-infused, throw-back R&B sound. His remarkable versatility is always on full display. The impressive accompanying instrumentation, creative sequencing, masterful songwriting are undeniably alluring and captivating. His soothing vocal prowess draws you into an authentic and emotional sonic journey.

Listen to the previously released “Conquer All”: 

It is an unfortunate reality in the current world of music crafted by today’s generation. It seems as if fearless, ambitious artists are becoming more and more rare and undiscovered. This is mostly due to an unapologetic desire by most new-coming artists to shamelessly reach into existing successful markets, void of any integrity, and follow an incredibly safe musical formula of commercially appealing and catchy copy of a copy Singles.

When approaching nearly all newly independent-released music, it’s hard to do so without inherent cynicism and skepticism. It has become tiresome and mundane within the current culture of Pop dominated music. We, as listeners, are continuously exposed to these same formulaic, cookie-cutter, brand of artists. Although these types of artists have brilliantly perfected the ability to produce safe, catchy, and infectious music; they ultimately amount to being entirely forgettable, soon to be replaced by the next musical doppelgänger. This trend has infected almost every musical appendage and genre, whether it be commercially produced or independently released. The most unfortunate result of this trend is the stifling of musical ambition and the lack of innovation to set oneself apart in the industry.

While this approach may work well if your goal as an artist is to make fast cash, albeit becoming forgettable, it certainly isn’t the winning formula for industry longevity and lasting notoriety.

In a refreshing twist, the undeniably fearless and refreshingly authentic Kelvin Frazier, Ph.D is fiercely rebelling against this trend and quickly emerging as an R&B/Soul sensation.

Listen for yourself with the soulful “Marked and Scarred” : 

Kelvin Frazier, Ph.D is quickly proving that with his addictive, unique, and emotionally authentic style; music, as an artistic medium, can transcend the label of “commodity” and “one-dimensional”, becoming something much more intimate and immersive.

With independent recording continually growing more affordable and accessible than it ever has been; the industry is quickly becoming over-saturated with hobbyists and fame-seekers. Due to this, it is becoming ever-harder to be noticed within the endless sea of independent noise. The number of new artists entering the industry every day is growing exponentially. With this increase in industry competition, you’d think there would be a “standard” for things you shouldn’t do if you’re trying to become noticed and successful. Unfortunately, this is not the case…in fact, it seems that a vast majority of new artists have taken the lazy route —- copy those whom are more successful than you. You would think that this competitive environment would inspire some artists to go against the grain and carve out their own identity, but this is too often not the case.

This is precisely what makes this artist such a remarkable and respectable act.

 

Kelvin Frazier, Ph.D has developed a sound that feels entirely fresh and new. This brilliant artist not only acts as a unique innovator; but also effectively channels his vision through an impressive command of the R&B/Soul genre. Avoiding the gimmick he could easily become; Kelvin stands out among an overpopulated market as a fearless and honest artist with a story to tell.

The audio production exhibited in the freshly released “Marked and Scarred” is nothing short of spectacular. This is especially remarkable considering the music itself is ferociously dynamic and unrestrained; we imagine this must have been very challenging to mix. Each layer within the Single is uniquely stunning, with each immersive layer given space to breath and evolve. The genre is a brilliant fusion of Kelvin’s influences, with this artist sculpting his own self-defining soundscape. Kelvin’s vocal prowess brilliantly shines on this track. Furthermore, the track is fantastically sequenced in a way that maintains the listener’s interest, and contains minor mixing and instrumental intricacies that are both unique and add undeniable character to the sound.

Listening to both “Conquer All” and “Marked and Scarred” was truly an engaging and worthwhile experience. This differs from most recent independent releases in that it is fearlessly ambitious and unapologetically unique and difficult to label perfectly. Each track oozes with integrity, honesty, and venom. Not only are they polished and meticulously crafted, but they’re sequenced to perfection, leaving the listener wanting more. We can definitely see this artist climbing the ranks and becoming a household name, while inspiring a new generation of independent artists.

Kelvin Frazier, Ph.D is a true renaissance man and is definitely a breath of fresh air within a tired music industry that has become overly saturated with copycat artists whose sole goal is to cash in on an increasingly uninventive formula. This is an artist that you simply CAN’T IGNORE!

Please be sure to support/share/like/follow Kelvin Frazier, Ph.D on:

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1248113944?ls=1&app=itunes

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1IK9Nr0NWrLjc6hrfuv4pQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KelvinMusicLLC

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelvinmusicllc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KelvinMusicLLC

Official: http://www.kelvinfrazier.com

 

Artist Spotlight: Thonio

We recently had the pleasure of getting to know the impressively versatile and undeniably talented Thonio through his new Single “The Cook Up”.

Anthonio Ray Williams (AKA Thonio) is an on-the-rise multi-genre sensation from Little Rock, Arkansas. Thonio was recently discovered by highly revered, multi-platinum producer Darrell “Digga” Branch’s Sixfigga Brand. The story behind how the two met is incredibly inspiring. Thonio was in a horrific, near fatal car accident where he suffered serious injuries to his face. After enduring an $80,0000 surgery to reconstruct his face, this incredibly ambitious artist was able to power forward and remain focused. Despite feeling drained and trying to recover, Thonio was impressively able to triumph and amaze Digga with his raw skill and passion—- the rest is history!

Check out the soulful and infectious official video for “The Cook Up”: 

This artist is certainly not your average Southern artist by any means. Remarkably, Thonio doesn’t limit himself to any specific genre. This wildly versatile artist creates in all different styles, arts & genres of music. He is fiercely independent and doesn’t judge or stress about what others might think of what he is creating. If he likes the sound of it, he runs with it— period.

This is precisely what makes this artist so interesting. Thonio has effectively unleashed his wide-spanning musical tastes and influences into a giant boiling caldron, seasoned with style and flair —  and much like a mad scientist, he has stirred ferociously until what has emerged is unrecognizable — an infectious monstrosity of incredible sound. Thonio has gained notoriety for his distinct flavor of soul-infused, throw-back Hip Hop sound. With his brilliant fusion of genres and style, as well as his evident refusal to operate within any boundaries or industry standards; Thonio has been awarded with increasing visibility and growing eminence. 

Check out the FIRE previous track “I.D.”: 

Listening through his catalog, his remarkable versatility is always on full display. His impressive instrumentation, creative sequencing, masterful songwriting, and refreshing artistic prowess are undeniably alluring and captivating. Perhaps the best quality of Thonio’s music is the almost frustrating inability to perfectly label and define it. The undefinable, unrelenting, ever-evolving Thonio is almost guaranteed to continue his steady rise to prominence with the release of his newest groundbreaking album “The Audio Bio”. Staying true to form, Thonio is brilliantly undefinable, yet insanely addictive.

 The Hip Hop genre as a whole is one that (especially in recent years with increased accessibility to self-record) can often feel uninspired and frustratingly tired due to the lack of variation, ambition, and innovation applied within the songwriting and production stage. It seems that every week we are introduced to the same regurgitated beat with the same lazy mumble-rap verses and auto-tune saturated hooks—- only to fizzle out into forgetfulness.

Thonio’s newest album “The Audio Bio” lands a devastating blow to this terrible trend, and in the aftermath, sets an incredible new standard for all new coming Hip Hip-inspired artists. Not only is it polished and meticulously crafted, but it is sequenced to perfection, leaving the listener wanting more. Exuding integrity and raw emotion, this release is definitely a trend-setter and sets an unbelievably high standard for Hip Hop inspired indie artists hoping to break through in the scene.

Thonio is simply an artist you CAN’T IGNORE! Be sure to support/like/share Thonio on:

Itunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the

Official – www.IamThonio.com

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/thonio

twitter – https://twitter.com/ItsThonioHomie

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialT

CDBaby – https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/Thonio

Bandcamp – https://thonio.bandcamp.com/

VEVO – https://www.vevo.com/artist/thonio

Tidal – https://listen.tidal.com/artist/5743753

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/searc

Artist Spotlight: Alex Kislov

We recently had the pleasure of spinning the insanely talented EDM artist/DJ Alex Kislov’s newest FIRE track “Stereotypes”.

Chicago has been a platform for many upcoming DJs. With all this talent in one city it may seem unlikely to stand out. Although we came to realize, that is far from the issue with Alex Kislov. With so much involvement in local bookings and even taking his talents outside the country, Kislov is one to keep an eye on!

It is an unfortunate reality in the current world of music crafted by today’s generation. It seems as if fearless, ambitious artists are becoming more and more rare and undiscovered. This is mostly due to an unapologetic desire by most new-coming artists to shamelessly reach into existing successful markets, void of any integrity, and follow an incredibly safe musical formula of commercially appealing and catchy copy of a copy Singles.

While this approach may work well if your goal as an artist is to make fast cash, albeit becoming forgettable, it certainly isn’t the winning formula for industry longevity and lasting notoriety.

In a refreshing twist, the multi-talented and sonically ambitious Anton Cullen is fiercely rebelling against this trend, quickly emerging as a fresh EDM sensation and innovative DJ.

It’s no surprise to see Alex on the main stage this summer. We’re crossing our fingers to see him on more festival line ups next year, considering we can’t get enough of his natural flow and crowd presence. He recently amazed us by delivering his newest track Stereotypes on SoundCloud. 

Give it some love on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/alexkislov

or listen here: 

The audio production exhibited in the freshly released track is nothing short of spectacular. This is especially remarkable considering the music itself is ferociously dynamic and unrestrained; we imagine this must have been very challenging to produce. Each layer within the track is uniquely stunning, with each complex sound given space to breath and evolve. This is definitely an artist that you need to WATCH CLOSELY. We are certainly eagerly awaiting what he does next!

Stay tuned with Alex Kislov, follow Good Looks Chicago on Facebook, his personally owned promotions company and most recent feature on Milk n Cooks Demo stream.

Be sure to support/like/follow Alex Kislov on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexKislovMusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexKislovMusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alex.kislov/

Official: http://www.alexkislov.com/

What We’re Spinning (Indie Shout Out!) Vol.65

We recently had the pleasure of getting to know the fearlessly ambitious and incredibly talented singer, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker, Betty Moon.

Betty Moon is a highly respected and widely revered artist and filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. Moon has gained international exposure and mass acclaim for her incredibly versatile composing/production work and her incredibly unique take on the EDM and Pop genres. Showcasing an innovative combination of electronica, dance, synth-pop, and future house; this artist has certainly crafted a sound that she can distinctly call her own.

Moon has recently expanded her already extraordinary catalog upon the release of her infectious new Single entitled “Life is but a Dream’. Drawing from her diverse palette of influence, Betty Moon has crafted a track that effectively reinvents the wheel and carves out an entirely unique sound.

Watch the dreamy official video for “Life is but a Dream”:

Moon has already had quite a remarkable music career leading up to this new release. You may already recognize Moon’s distinct musical style through her vast catalog that has been featured within various major artistic mediums. Moon has already gained a profound reputation within the industry for her vast work in songwriting and producing for both film and television. This incredibly ambitious artist has recorded six albums, including the wildly acclaimed 2014 release entitled “Amourphous”, which Moon self-produced. Amourphous features the hit Single “Valentine” (which was mixed by Grammy Award-winner Chris Lord-Alge). Through her extraordinary work, Moon has cemented her reputation as an ambitious artist who is seemingly limitless in her talents.

Watch Moon’s visually stunning and emotive “Valentine”: 

This artist has made quite the name for herself having composed songs that have been placed in countless features, TV, and short films. You may have become familiarized with some of her outstanding work featured on Californication, Dexter, Bounty Hunters, Walking the Dead (directed by Melanie Ansley), and Last Gasp (starring Robert Patrick).

Check out the fun and dance-inducing video for “Sound” here: 

In her newest endeavor, Moon brilliantly presents an entirely fresh take on the EDM/Pop genre through a series of soon-to-be released Singles. Her vast interest and skill in electronic programming and music production, coupled with her undeniable vocal prowess and artistry, makes Moon an absolute force to be reckoned with. Be sure to watch this artist closely over the next few weeks!

Betty Moon is an artist you simply CAN’T IGNORE!

Be sure to follow/like/share Betty Moon on: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BettyMoonmusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bettymoonmusic 

Official Website: http://www.bettymoon.com/ 

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/betty-moon 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bettymoonmusic/

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