Friday, January 22

NEW MUSIC ⭐️ Fam Records - I Want It All independent new music

Fam Records - I Want It All
Hip Hop/Rap, Songwriting
Michigan, United States

For Fans Of: T.I., Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, 50 Cent, Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, 2Pac, Nas, J. Cole, The Notorious B.I.G., Kid Cudi, Rick Ross, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled, & Travi$ Scott

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SONG REVIEW 🎵📝 Wayne Madder - Crack In The Wall independent new music

Wayne Madder - Crack In The Wall
Blues, Rhythm & Blues , Jazz Blues, Soul
Greenbank , Canada

Overall Impression: Canadian based singer/songwriter Wayne Madder describes the feelings of waking up to realize that you are involved in a failing relationship, with his shuffling, bittersweet Blues number Crack In The Wall. As Madder begins a steady guitar riff and relates waking up to see a crack in the wall, he describes how he tries to go about his normal morning routine, while being unable to shake a nagging feeling that he relates while repeating the lines, "I think your love is failing me". Then as a haunting wurlitzer joins in the chorus, Madder rhetorically asks his lover, why they have such a strong effect on his very existence? And asks how he is unable to walk away from them, when they are constantly hurting him? Even as Madder relates the many times he's been the victim of a dishonest lover, it's obvious in the pained tone of his voice, that he's going to keep trying to make it work, no matter how much it hurts. And as Madder plays a hopeful guitar solo, he again repeats the lines, "I think your love is failing me", as the music fades to a hushed silence, leaving the listener to wonder what will become of our troubled lovers?

Strongest Point(s): Very emotional delivery in the vocals. Wayne sounds like he is writing from personal experience, not relating someone else's lyrics. The production quality is great all around, with strong, thick bass, a full drum kit, and clean, but also just dirty enough, lead Blues guitar and organ. Mixing and mastering push all of the instruments to their best levels, with a very glued together mix, that just sits really well in a variety of listening environments

Target Audience Appeal: For fans of traditional and modern Blues music. Specifically Texas and Chicago style Blues. Emotive & Personable lyrics make the song easy to relate to for people of all demographics. The solid production quality of this track should help push this song out to sync agencies for film and show placement.

Artist target suggestions: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Roy Buchanan, B.B. King, Robin Trower, Seasick Steve, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Robert Cray, Jonny Lang, The Black Keys, Marcus King, John Hammond, Tab Benoit, etc.

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About the Reviewer:
Joshua A. Pfeiffer is a music nerd who spends countless hours researching music, and curating public playlists and DJ mixes, to spread awareness of emerging musicians and to highlight the wonderful world of music history. Josh has a deep affection for most genres and eras of music, is an active, professional, award-winning DJ (DJ FACT.50 - Best of the Bay 2019 ~ SF Weekly), twitch streamer, amateur audio engineer and working musician. As founder, lead singer, and co-songwriter of the band Vernian Process, Josh has over 15 years of experience in the music industry. And for nearly a decade, was the owner and head writer for the online community

Thursday, January 21

SONG REVIEW 🎵📝 VIEVANESSA - Smile independent new music

Soul, Pop, AAA
New York, United States

Overall Impression: Lending a fresh take to a tried and true standard, Vievanessa ushers listeners into an ethereal and expansive soundscape with her rendition of "Smile". Most notably performed by none other than Nat King Cole, "Smile" takes a very different appearance through Vievanessa's creative lens - trading out the familiar smooth strings and bright ivories for warbling synth tones and a sporadically employed electric guitar lead as Vievanessa sends her soaring, sonorous voice sailing into the void.

Strongest Point(s): The most commanding element of Vievanessa's "Smile" is her vocal prowess! Expert control and an artistic application give this cover a very appealing, modern edge - enhanced dramatically by the sparse and minimalistic instrumental support. Taking such a familiar tune and stripping it down to a few instrumental sounds allows the listener to more thoroughly bask in the melody and lyrics, and even re-contextualizes the theme in a way that grants it more emotional gravity than the most popular renditions. Excellent exploration of dissonance in the climactic moments of the song, and all around a deeply memorable listening experience!

Target Audience Appeal: Fans of well-known and time-honored performances of "Smile" may find Vievanessa's experimentally minimalistic rendition to be uncomfortable - but it is for those exact qualities that discerning and adventurous listeners will be able to immerse themselves in the soundscape she has so carefully crafted! Offering a fresh and artfully-wrought revival of a timeless classic, Viavanessa's "Smile" showcases her sparkling vocal skill and fearless creative drive in a manner that will have audacious listeners on the lookout for whatever comes next!

Artist target suggestions: Lianne La Havas, Cleo Sol, Alicia Keys, Rhye, HNNY, Raveena, Kimbra, Charlotte Day Wilson, Mazzy Star, Fousheé, The Internet, Thundercat, Steve Lacy, Dirty Projectors, U.S. Girls, Sia, Tirzah, Parenthetical Girls, Lana Del Rey, No Joy, Xiu Xiu, The Music Tapes

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About the Reviewer:
Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists in a wide variety of genres.

NEW MUSIC ⭐️ wykax - walls independent new music

wykax - walls
Egypt, Cairo

For Fans Of: Ali Farka Toure, Youssou N'Dour, Ravi Shankar, Fela Kuti, Amadou & Mariam, Bebel Gilberto, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Édith Piaf, Manu Chao, Enya, Zayn, Stacey Kent, One Direction, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Little Mix, Fifth Harmony, Dua Lipa, Halsey, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Madison Beer, & Miley Cyrus

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Tuesday, January 19

SONG REVIEW 🎵📝 Massimo Vaccaro - Tamas independent new music

Massimo Vaccaro - Tamas
World, Ambient, Lounge
Carpi, Italy

Overall Impression: Massimo Vaccaro's Tamas opens slowly, with mellow toned, string-based notes, sustained to hang warmly behind the unfurling composition, and swelling synth like a sun, encouraging each new instrument joining the composition to lift itself and join the sonic stream. Twinkling keys soon appear, busily performing their simplistic pattern again and again, serving as the internal operations and vessels contentedly working away at their tasks as part of the greater sonic organism. Tamas finds its soul, however, in a new synthesized line which emerges mid-piece in ringing crystalline resonance to fly high above its counterparts, mesmerizing listeners and pulling them deeper into a fully immersive experience. As gently as it began, Tamas winds all its parts back in and closes in a single echo leaving anyone fortunate enough to have experienced it deep in mental Shavasana.

Strongest Point(s): Tamas shows incredible attention to tone, with all of its individual layers utterly complimentary, perfectly honed to sound as perfect as possible individually, yet separate and distinct in a way which adds intricate detail and allows each to fill a different need. Vaccaro shows awesome restraint in his pacing, letting the piece develop in its own time, with a tempo that feels somehow conjoined with a breath, or heartbeat. While Tamas is steeped in tranquility, it does show positive change over time, with the addition of new elements adding diversity, and ensuring the composition never has an opportunity to stagnate.

Target Audience Appeal: Tamas is perfect for any yoga or meditative art, or simply anyone looking to promote a sense of peace. I can see spas and other wellness based spaces being quite enraptured, as well as fans of ambient, aesthetic driven music.

Artist target suggestions: Chama Wijnen, Brian McBride, Lawrence English, Tomasz Bednarczyk, Ronald Sims, Brian Eno, Loscil, Biosphere, Chinmaya Dunster, Hans Zimmer, Liquid Mind

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Mary Wildsmith is an FM Radio DJ, and has been involved in both on-air work and radio production for five and a half years, in addition to working the past decade in and out of the live entertainment industry. She has experience with the fickle nature of the music industry, selecting singles to promote or discard for radio play, and engineering stage to audience sound systems. Having worked balancing, troubleshooting, and running audio rigs has enabled her to be both sensitive, and sympathetic, to the finesse and nuance of quality recording. Mary is passionate about promoting new and independent artists, and has spent extensive time in round-table environments discussing music and audio critically, and collaborating with artists to enable them to put the best possible foot forward with their art.