Friday, September 25

NEW MUSIC ⭐️ Fatal Fortune - Ho(E)peless



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Fatal Fortune - Ho(E)peless
Metal, Experimental Metal, Alternativ Metal
New Delhi, India




For Fans Of: Ozzy Osbourne, As I Lay Dying, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Iron Maiden, Five FInger Death Punch, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Judas Priest, Dio, Pantera, Trivium, Motรถrhead, and Anthrax

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SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Yuki Ato Narayan - Pervading the Ocean



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Yuki Ato Narayan - Pervading the Ocean
Classical, Ambient, Neo-Classical
New York, United States




Overall Impression: Cool synth glitters from the mysterious depths of Yuki Ato Narayan's Pervading the Ocean as the track washes back and forth in crystal clear layers of sustain, incessant and rhythmic as ocean waves. The ambient, pulsating song extends seamlessly in a hypnotic meditation, cohesive in nature, yet constantly turning over notes and phrases for ever shifting revelation and discovery.


Strongest Point(s): The delay effects used in Pervading the Ocean are one of the foremost things defining its ethereal water-like sound, with echoes of each note played extending out in shining sonic ripples, which combined with Narayan's decision to alternate high notes with deeper tones, gives the song an intricate sense of space. Without extensive commotion, this peaceful composition is allowed to truly flow and expand, creating an ambient aquatic dream world for listeners to explore. And don't let it's apparent repetitiveness fool you: even without a traditional melody the music of this track is gorgeously and subtly varied, with crowning highs reached at approximately 5.41 and 6.29 that add exquisite interest to an already fascinating piece


Target Audience Appeal: Pervading the Ocean will mesmerize ambient enthusiasts, and anyone looking for cool, resonant, nuanced art. The song would be ideal for relaxing, hanging out, or meditating at home, and would make a tranquil listen for commutes. Not only would the track be an excellent fit for public and domestic chill rooms, but it would also make a captivating experience for audiences if Yuki Ato Narayan was able and willing to re-create it live. 


Artist target suggestions: Brian Eno, Stars of the Lid, Harold Budd, Windy & Carl, The Dead Texan, Cusco, Brian McBride, Robin Guthrie, Jeff Beck, Cluster

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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.

Thursday, September 24

NEW MUSIC ⭐️ Operation Dream Team - Juug (feat. WeedJunky, Jay Jones & Skip)



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Operation Dream Team - Juug (feat. WeedJunky, Jay Jones & Skip)
Hip Hop/Rap, Pop
Louisiana, United States




For Fans Of: Drake, Big Sean, T.I., OutKast, Future, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, 2 Chaninz, Lil Baby, Eminem, Curren$y, Gucci Maine, Lil Wayne, Jay-z, Wiz Khalifa, and Migos

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SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Electric cOOliN - Here's To All the Broken People



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Electric cOOliN - Here's To All the Broken People
Pop, Rock, Alternative Rock
Georgia, United States




Overall Impression: Capturing the energies of classic Hip Hop and Rock, Electric cOOliN's Broken People carries an infectious groove beneath a pertinent lyrical premise! Constructing a clever instrumental beat from bold drums, chilled out organ stings and a hypnotic bass line, Electric cOOliN's heartfelt vocals offer a bit of comfort and a word of warning to each of us Broken People as we go about our daze.


Strongest Point(s): The feel contained in Broken People is mesmerizing! The tones used to comprise the instrumental track feel at once modern and evocative of older sonic generations, creating a sincerely engaging tone. The upright bass sounds amazing in the context and the drums hold it down nicely throughout - while the organ stings are the perfect icing on the cake. Electric cOOliN's voice and lyrics are the star of the sound, however, as the tone color and selected range for the track add a layer of urgency to the message - striking a strong balance between laid back energies and pressing lyrical information.


Target Audience Appeal: As the song clearly states, "Here's to all the broken people living in the world today." The central concept of Broken People offers a moment of reflection to each and every person that would take the time to hear it, and addresses the prevalent sense of isolation that effects us all. Musically, Electric cOOliN's sound and style in Broken People should pique the interest of fans of classic Hip Hop and nostalgia-tinted, Rock-infused sub-genres of the style! 


Artist target suggestions: Bruno Mars, Gorillaz, CeeLo Green, D'Angelo, Glass Animals, Mac Milller, Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Portugal. The Man

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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.

Wednesday, September 23

NEW MUSIC ⭐️ Boom Town Boys - The Fade



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Boom Town Boys - The Fade
Rock, Country Rock
Pennsylvania, United States




For Fans Of: Neil Young, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Eagles, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brother Band, Time McGraw, and Chris Stapleton

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#rockcountry #hardrock #music #guitar #rockandroll #countryrock #sun #rockabilly #iloverocknroll #ilovecountry #countrylife #cowboy #rocker

SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Katie Belle - Carrousel



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Katie Belle - Carrousel
Pop, R&B, Country
Georgia, United States




Overall Impression: Casting her dynamically impactful vocal talents against an immersive and ethereal instrumental soundscape, Katie Belle reflects on the cyclical struggles of romantic hardship in her original Pop single, Carrousel. With a strong sense of artful simplicity and an endlessly repeatable hook, Carrousel takes listeners on a deeply relatable ride into emotionally dense territory and offers them a brief and cathartic reprieve from their own cyclic struggles through Katie Belle's stellar vocal performance!


Strongest Point(s): Katie's voice is nothing short of magnetic! In terms of tone and execution, every moment is engaging and impactful - absolutely perfect for the genre and the lyrical content, which is equally golden. Relatable and succinct, Carrousel manages to capture a broad and widely accessible concept in a single hook - made even more resonant by the natural repetition throughout the song. Really genius! The instrumental and post-production efforts within the track are very well implemented, expanding Belle's sound into an immersive sonic space without taking any attention away from her vocal centerpiece. Crisp and clear with great tones and a fully polished feel, this is excellent work!


Target Audience Appeal: Fans of contemporary Pop, R&B, and Top 40 sounds will fall quickly in love with the sound and style of Katie Belle's Carrousel, while the lyrical content alone stands to resonate with listeners from a wide range of backgrounds and preferences! Undeniably relatable and emotionally salient, Carrousel is one of those pieces of Pop that transcends personal taste and speaks for itself! 


Artist target suggestions: Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Halsey, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Lennon Stella, FLETCHER, Chelsea Cutler, Carlie Hanson, Charlotte Lawrence, Ellise

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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.

Tuesday, September 22

SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Heather Ivy - Take Out The Trash



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Heather Ivy - Take Out The Trash
Country, Pop, Americana
Drammen, Norway




Overall Impression: Leading out with screaming fiddle and foreboding slide guitar work, Heather Ivy blows Take Out The Trash wide open with her infectious refrain full of memorable melody, independent attitude, and scorn for her erstwhile, no-account lover. From the first moments of the song, Ivy sets herself up as a woman in charge of her own destiny, and rides that guarantee hard to the end on the back of lightly driving percussion, and verses full of self-possessed fire, leaving listeners howling in approval.


Strongest Point(s): No one sings distaste or revenge quite like the women of country, and Heather Ivy has done her predecessors proud in this bombastic message of good riddance. Her dispassionate recounting of her late beau and the insinuation of infidelity flows with natural ease, while the parallel Ivy draws to clearing out and leaving an empty house brings perfect clarity to her level of autonomy and satisfaction in leaving a bad situation behind. The instrumental performances on the track pack a powerful punch, and the choice of traditional elements like slide and fiddle set Take Out The Trash apart from more one-dimensional counterparts.


Target Audience Appeal: Heather Ivy's strong, empowered lyrics hold huge cathartic energy for women and spurned lovers everywhere, and are delivered within a contagious composition that's ready to entice anyone who lays ears on it. If she isn't already, Ivy is definitely ready to start booking shows with this track, and should absolutely look into the process of beginning to court the giant of Country Radio. 


Artist target suggestions: Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Maddie & Tae, The Highwaymen, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Waylon Jennings

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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.

NEW MUSIC ⭐️ BadBreedRoman int - Gwop



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BadBreedRoman - Gwop
World, Hip Hop/Rap
Mississauga, Canada




For Fans Of: Jay sean, Jay-z, Drake, Migos, Juice Wrld, Nas, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Chance The Rapper, Post Malone, Future, Logic, Lil Baby, and 21 Savage

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NEW MUSIC ⭐️ Major Moment - May Leave Scars



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Major Moment - May Leave Scar
Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock
Massachusetts, United States




For Fans Of: Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bring Me The Horizon, Papa Roach, Paramore, Dead By Sunrise, Three Days Grace, I Prevail, and Breaking Benjamin.

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Monday, September 21

SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Kevin Hockaday - I Can't Run Away



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Kevin Hockaday - I Can't Run Away
Dance/Electronica, House, Downtempo
Washington, United States




Overall Impression: I Can't Run Away is such a dope song. This is a serious throwback to 90s chart dance music, impossible to not make you want to dance. Kevin Hockaday's single is an ode to the glory days of nightclubs and sunrise parties. Many producers, like Mark Ronson, express the dream to re-create Dance/House music of the 90s, but few succeed like Kevin Hockaday does in I Can't Run Away.


Strongest Point(s): The piano that's usually found in 90s Dance/House music, the melody, and the four on the floor beat --- all combined is a total winning combination. The vocals are great as well, but this is all about the beat and rhythm, and that very catchy hook/refrain that's almost hypnotic.


Target Audience Appeal: This song will appeal to people who love electronic, pop, trip-hop, lounge chill out, and dance/house music. The crowd that will appreciate this song will be people who attend Burning Man, love to go nightclubbing, and lovers of rave culture. There's a big scene here in the USA for this type of music, especially in LA and Miami, but the biggest market for Electronic or Dance/House music is in Europe and the UK. This type of music is not just a genre, it's a lifestyle for millions of people. It will also appeal to a lot of people because it falls under many genres and sub genres! This needs to go on heavy rotation on playlists of all the previously mentioned genres, sent to club and house party DJs, and hopefully this song will have some cool visuals (doesn't have to be a typical music video) to accompany this dope song. 


Artist target suggestions: Kiesza, Haddaway, Little Boots, Roisin Murphy, La Roux, DJ Shadow, Saint Etienne, Mark Ronson, Diplo, Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Groove Armada, DJ Shadow, Dua Lipa, Silk City, Crystal Waters.

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About the Reviewer:
Ama Cruz is an instrumentalist, writer, and has over a decade of professional experience in arts management, including her time working for Sony’s Latin/Jazz PR division. She has contributed as a music journalist and editor for publications.

Friday, September 18

SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Jupiter 7 - Make the Party Live (Feat. Randy Mason)



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Jupiter 7 - Make the Party Live (Feat. Randy Mason)
Hip Hop/Rap, Underground, Urban
California, United States




Overall Impression: Seeking proactive solutions to the problems presented by the passive work of sheltering in place, Jupiter 7 and Randy Mason challenge listeners to Make The Party Live - and with a beat as strong and a flow as slick as this, listeners will have no choice but to comply! Massive in sound and motivational in tone, Make The Party Live could be the quarantine party anthem we all need to get by!


Strongest Point(s): Right out the gate, the beat is killer! That guitar sample is super solid, adding an air of levity to the track without feeling corny or overpowering. The lyrics and flow of the track speak for themselves, but the overall effect is powerful - fully immersing the listener in the space that's being created. The hook, like the beat, is a blend of anxious and laid back - perfect for motivating movement. Awesome work!


Target Audience Appeal: Jupiter 7 and Randy Mason's combined efforts have produced a track that needs to find its way into the ears and minds of people from coast to coast and beyond! Make The Party Live has a certain swagger that can't be ignored, and it stands to hook listeners from all kinds of backgrounds. Thanks so much for sending this in! 


Artist target suggestions: Common, LeCrae, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica, Oddissee, A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Madlib

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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.

Thursday, September 17

SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Erol Oz - Photograph



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Erol Oz - Photograph
Alternative/Alt. Rock, Folk, Pop
Florida, United States




Overall Impression: Erol Oz's sound is at once delicate and devastating! Blending expert acoustic picking with nostalgia-drenched overdriven electric work, Oz's original song Photograph runs the full gamut from folky to fiery - granting his clarion vocals a firm harmonic and rhythmically tight foundation from which to launch. Lyrically contemporary and tonally timeless, Photograph bears the unmistakeable sheen of artistic authenticity!


Strongest Point(s): Photograph, in all seriousness, is nothing but strength. From the song's opening moments until the final, emphatic chord, Erol Oz weaves a sound that makes full use of its features and draws the listener in almost effortlessly. The guitar and bass tones are sublime, achieving a classic feel in the harmonic context and lending Oz's voice a certain undeniable magnetism - in turn bringing the lyrics to life in an interconnected display of satisfyingly cohesive musicality. The bass guitar work throughout is fascinating without overstepping its role, and the electric and acoustic riffs that comprise the majority of the sound are deeply engaging. Definite shoutout to the drummer for holding down the dynamic between the complex chorus groove and the Copeland-esque verses without dropping a beat! Erol Oz's voice is approachable and inviting, and delivers the lyrical content in a way that ensures the listener will receive it, very intimate and emotionally impactful. Full attention paid to dynamic contrast and a mix that allows it all to shine makes Photograph an incredibly memorable listening experience!


Target Audience Appeal: Striking a skillful balance between the realms of Pop and Rock as well as Classic and Contemporary, Photograph is poised to appeal to a massive range of listening audiences! With a sound that finds resonance alongside The Police, Foo Fighters, and Dallas Greene all at once, nearly anyone who listens in will find themselves swept away by Erol Oz's masterfully crafted song - and the lyrical content and emotional heft of Photograph stand to resonate with all who remain unconvinced! 


Artist target suggestions: The Police, City and Colour, Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie, Balance And Composure, Tigers Jaw, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Killswitch Engage, Ryan Adams, Covet, Gregory Alan Isakov

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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.

Wednesday, September 16

SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Karin and the Crew - I Know You



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Karin and the Crew - I Know You
World, Cabaret, Musical
Ra'anana, Israel




Overall Impression: Karin and the Crew are bringing a funky feel to the cabaret with "I Know You" The sassiness that comes out from this performance flows with both the voice and horn seamlessly. This cleverly written original piece gives a fresh approachable appeal to the blues. As you listen, you envision an upscale lounge, a singer center stage, band on the left or behind the singer and a chorus of people come out dancing. They (the dancers), then, stand with the lead voice to back her up. What a fantastically enjoyable song! Sit back, relax with your friends Karin and the Crew to the sound of "I Know You".


Strongest Point(s): The song is a great finished product! I love the arrangement that keeps the voice and horn has a dialogue throughout the piece such as at 22-28. Love the chord progressions that created intricate transitions (1:03-1:18). You even changed the mood at 1:36 (with staccato or eighth notes). Karin and the crew are such a force. You cannot just hear that you you're having fun and are able to play off each other but you make the listener feel it and want to join in with you!


Target Audience Appeal: "Does this song have market appeal?" Yes, it 100% does. "I Know You" can be used as a song in plays, movies (anywhere it could be an introduction, ending [credits], or a scene), lounges. I think the takeaway subject is being in love, falling in love at first sight, a situation where you feel like you've known that person all your life but you're meeting for the first time (or maybe not-I know you from somewhere or sometime). This tune evokes pure happiness! 


Artist target suggestions: Enya (voice quality), Billy Joel, Elton John, Herbie Hancock, George Gershwin

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About the Reviewer:
Ptotia Furlow, a former orchestra director and teacher, held positions such as Artistic Director of a youth group (Art for Life's Sake), Orchestra Chairperson of West Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association (regional events), and worked as an assessor of a national professional certification process. Ms. Furlow, a freelance artist (violinist), teaches violin and piano, a member on the National Advisory Board of the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra Program and an active member of NARAS

Tuesday, September 15

SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Beth Duncan - I'm All Yours



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Beth Duncan - I'm All Yours
Jazz, Bossa, Vocal
CA, United States




Overall Impression: Beth Duncan's voice hits like the first notes of a good whiskey - smooth, smokey, and full of promise! The title track from her 2020 album, I'm All Yours begins with a riveting bass and percussion groove, gradually introducing keys and strings before Beth takes the center stage - bringing the love song's lilting lyrical melody to three-dimensional life through skillfully relaxed contralto deliveries and an audible smile!


Strongest Point(s): The instrumental support on I'm All Yours is fantastic! The rhythmic rapport between the various elements in the sound keeps the track rolling forward with a keen and calm sense of drive and purpose - really engaging solo sections throughout (especially from the saxophone) and a fully cohesive feel from start to finish. The key element, of course, is Beth's vocal performance - making full use of her natural range and tone color to participate in the sound with a pleasantly commanding presence and bringing the necessary intimacy to make the lyrics connect! All of this honed through a pristine mix makes this really incredible work!


Target Audience Appeal: Beth Duncan's vocal stylings may not overlap with the current canon of contemporary Pop, but for fans of the Jazz genre, she's got everything we want and then some! I'm All Yours comes across not only as a playful declaration of affection from one soul to another, but directly from Beth Duncan to those who would listen in - promising to make it worth the while to stick around and hear what she's laying down, giving us a taste of the skill and style contained within her album and asking us, "Won't you be mine?" 


Artist target suggestions: Laura Fygi, Sophie Milman, Lalah Hathaway, Jane Monheit, Cassandra Wilson, Madeleine Peyroux, Julie London, Nancy Wilson, Norah Jones, Stacey Kent


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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.

Monday, September 14

SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Joลพef Mali - Grief Relief Blues



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Joลพef Mali - Grief Relief Blues
Blues, Pop Rock, Soft Rock
Kranj, Slovenia




Overall Impression: Joลพef Mali's Grief Relief Blues delivers a classic Blues feel with a soothing sound - fulfilling it's title and providing a brief window of instrumental catharsis to those who listen in! Skillfully played acoustic guitar carries the main character and melody of Grief Relief Blues while steady electronic instrumentals maintain the pace and setting with precision.


Strongest Point(s): Great introduction - the left and right panned licks grab attention and set the tone nicely! The guitar tone is really nice, very clear and warm. Notably precise playing as well - bucking the standards of Blues culture in favor of a much more refined, polished feel. The result is that each note and phrase feels intentional and full of relevance, rather than an inundating flurry of pentatonic flourishes. Great bending effect at 2:25 - excellent work porting the most defining characteristics of the genre into this format!


Target Audience Appeal: Fans of blues flavoring but with an appetite for more reserved, refined musical expressions will find Joลพef Mali's sound and style to be right up their alley! Fully instrumental and delightfully relaxed, Grief Relief Blues stands to resonate with a wide variety of listeners, and is suitable for a sizable range of applications - relaxed and uncluttered enough to appeal to those who need sounds to focus by while containing enough genuine musicality and emotional expression to hook those who need relief from their grief! 


Artist target suggestions: B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Freddy King, Elmore James, Eric Clapton, Papa Don McMinn, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Roy Buchanan, Otis Spann, Ronnie Earl, Marco Tansini

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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.

Friday, September 11

SONG REVIEW ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ“ Roderick Cotton - Switch Lanes



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Roderick Cotton - Switch Lanes
Jazz
Alabama, United States




Overall Impression: Embarking with a smooth and soulful piano overture, Switch Lanes quickly takes a decisive detour into much Jazzier and bass-fueled territory - setting a firm and funky foundation for the mesmerizing solo saxophone stylings of Roderick Cotton! Bright, bold, and full of fiery spirit, Roderick Cotton's sax blends effortlessly with full bass tones, driving drum grooves, and clever key work to make Switch Lanes an unforgettably smooth Jazz journey.


Strongest Point(s): The soft introduction goes a long way towards making the frantic licks and wild energies of the last half really connect! Great format for the song, and a killer sense of dynamic development. Great solo work from the sax and the keys, and the bass line stands out nicely with an aggressive but inviting tone. Drums are perfect - energized but fully in the pocket. Love the huge fill at the end! Awesome groove throughout - this is stellar musicianship!


Target Audience Appeal: Those that enjoy the stylistic tone of sax-heavy jazz will be delighted by the fullness of sound and massive energetic drive contained within Switch Lanes, and Roderick Cotton's skilled performance is bound to catch the ears and turn the heads of nearly anyone that hears it! Rhythmically tight and sonically rich, Switch Lanes has a dose of adrenaline lined up for Jazz fans, Funk fans, or anyone else with a pulse! 


Artist target suggestions: Boney James, John Coltrane, Najee, Euge Groove, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Paul Taylor, Grover Washington Jr., Kim Waters, Eric Darius

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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.