VideoMusicStars http://videomusicstars.com Independent Music News Headlines Fri, 29 May 2015 12:45:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 ROSAYE: The “LETTERS” EP – catchy vocal melodies and resonating instrumentation http://videomusicstars.com/rosaye-the-letters-ep-catchy-vocal-melodies-and-resonating-instrumentation/ http://videomusicstars.com/rosaye-the-letters-ep-catchy-vocal-melodies-and-resonating-instrumentation/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 12:45:18 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10150 rosaye-letters-ep-680

ROSAYE to celebrate the "LETTERS" EP with an intimate live set at The Newsagency

To celebrate the release of her debut EP titled “Letters”, Rosaye will be returning to The Newsagency - an iconic indie music venue in Marrickville, Sydney Australia - on Saturday the 13th of June at 7:30 pm, to perform an intimate acoustic set. This concludes Rosaye’s dedicated commitment to the recording of this Ep. Tickets for Rosaye’s “The Newsagency” gig can be found HERE

[caption id="attachment_15088" align="alignleft" width="350"]Rosaye ( photo by Amy Hibbard) Rosaye ( photo by Amy Hibbard)[/caption]

The “Letters” EP consists of the 4 stunning singles that were released at regular intervals during the last few months – “Letters(Written by Rosaye, Produced By Tim Carr), “Let Me Be” (Written By Rosaye, Produced by John Depth, Tim Carr and Paul Conrad Taylor, Co –Writer Paul Conrad Taylor) , “A Little Leads To More” (Written By Rosaye, Produced by John Depth, Tim Carr and Paul Conrad Taylor, Co –Writer Paul Conrad Taylor ) and “Secrets” (Written By Rosaye, Produced by John Depth, Tim Carr and Paul Conrad Taylor, Co –Writer Paul Conrad Taylor ).

On every release, each song further consolidated Rosaye’s immense talent and artistic growth, culminating in what can now be considered a 4-song sum-total of her musical sounds, symbols and colors, all filled with lyrical genius. It's a real soulful collection of synth-pop gems that's more nuanced and better crafted than most modern pop.

For the past decade, the term singer-songwriter has been liberally applied to hot young artists who rely on more experienced collaborators to hone their tunes, and to provide the savvy production that usually upstages the melody and lyrics of their songs. But for Rosaye, though collaborating with a talented artistic crew, storytelling still seriously matters; you just can't fake the kind of innocence and wonder that ring through the glowing title track, “Letters” and the moonstruck single “A Little Leads To More”, or the candid urgency and upfront precociousness marking more bittersweet songs such as “Secrets” and “Let Me Be”.

“Letters” should catapult Rosaye to the top of the pop heap. It's very nearly a flawless record, full of big-hearted anthems with catchy vocal melodies and resonating instrumentation, where Rosaye shows maturing in her writing and vocals while her preferred subject line remains relationships.

[caption id="attachment_15087" align="alignright" width="300"]Rosaye ( photo by Amy Hibbard) Rosaye ( photo by Amy Hibbard)[/caption]

It is a common denominator throughout the songs on “Letters”, where she proves to be an extremely talented songwriter, managing to communicate the feelings that many people aren't able to put into words. Rosaye is a real voice for a generation of young adult women, as she sings about topics relevant to what most of them would currently be dealing with and thinking of. Rosaye's songwriting ability is second to none. And I believe she is going to continue to get better with age and experience.

It also helps that Rosaye has a voice one can listen to over and over again; she is able to sing in a silky, smooth voice and can turn gutsy on the spin of a single note. I love her breathy, pure and powerful delivery filled with grace and fluidity. At the end of the day, Rosaye's voice and lyrics is what distances her from her pop peer group. She isn't big on image, and won't be leading teens and others to new trendy fads. What she does is continue to be herself and record amazing music.

When we are born, it’s like sitting at a poker table, as we eagerly wait to see the cards we will be dealt, and on which we hope to develop our future. Will we be attractive, beautiful on the inside and maybe have a special talent? Well, Rosaye has been dealt the trifecta!

And if you think that she is a big deal with the release of “Letters”, be prepared - she's about to get way bigger!

More About Rosaye: Born and raised in New Zealand, Rosaye moved to Sydney Australia with her family when she was 14. Exposed to a diversity of music genres she has always loved singing and performing. She wrote her first song at 15 and was hooked on the buzz and therapy that the songwriting process gave her. She later spent a year in Melbourne and recorded a number of songs at a local studio. During 2014 she worked with producer Tim Carr and recorded her debut single “Letters” released January 2015.

OFFICIAL LINKS: Homepage – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Youtube – CdBaby –iTunes – Amrap

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ROSAYE to celebrate the "LETTERS" EP with an intimate live set at The Newsagency

To celebrate the release of her debut EP titled “Letters”, Rosaye will be returning to The Newsagency - an iconic indie music venue in Marrickville, Sydney Australia - on Saturday the 13th of June at 7:30 pm, to perform an intimate acoustic set. This concludes Rosaye’s dedicated commitment to the recording of this Ep. Tickets for Rosaye’s “The Newsagency” gig can be found HERE

[caption id="attachment_15088" align="alignleft" width="350"]Rosaye ( photo by Amy Hibbard) Rosaye ( photo by Amy Hibbard)[/caption]

The “Letters” EP consists of the 4 stunning singles that were released at regular intervals during the last few months – “Letters(Written by Rosaye, Produced By Tim Carr), “Let Me Be” (Written By Rosaye, Produced by John Depth, Tim Carr and Paul Conrad Taylor, Co –Writer Paul Conrad Taylor) , “A Little Leads To More” (Written By Rosaye, Produced by John Depth, Tim Carr and Paul Conrad Taylor, Co –Writer Paul Conrad Taylor ) and “Secrets” (Written By Rosaye, Produced by John Depth, Tim Carr and Paul Conrad Taylor, Co –Writer Paul Conrad Taylor ).

On every release, each song further consolidated Rosaye’s immense talent and artistic growth, culminating in what can now be considered a 4-song sum-total of her musical sounds, symbols and colors, all filled with lyrical genius. It's a real soulful collection of synth-pop gems that's more nuanced and better crafted than most modern pop.

For the past decade, the term singer-songwriter has been liberally applied to hot young artists who rely on more experienced collaborators to hone their tunes, and to provide the savvy production that usually upstages the melody and lyrics of their songs. But for Rosaye, though collaborating with a talented artistic crew, storytelling still seriously matters; you just can't fake the kind of innocence and wonder that ring through the glowing title track, “Letters” and the moonstruck single “A Little Leads To More”, or the candid urgency and upfront precociousness marking more bittersweet songs such as “Secrets” and “Let Me Be”.

“Letters” should catapult Rosaye to the top of the pop heap. It's very nearly a flawless record, full of big-hearted anthems with catchy vocal melodies and resonating instrumentation, where Rosaye shows maturing in her writing and vocals while her preferred subject line remains relationships.

[caption id="attachment_15087" align="alignright" width="300"]Rosaye ( photo by Amy Hibbard) Rosaye ( photo by Amy Hibbard)[/caption]

It is a common denominator throughout the songs on “Letters”, where she proves to be an extremely talented songwriter, managing to communicate the feelings that many people aren't able to put into words. Rosaye is a real voice for a generation of young adult women, as she sings about topics relevant to what most of them would currently be dealing with and thinking of. Rosaye's songwriting ability is second to none. And I believe she is going to continue to get better with age and experience.

It also helps that Rosaye has a voice one can listen to over and over again; she is able to sing in a silky, smooth voice and can turn gutsy on the spin of a single note. I love her breathy, pure and powerful delivery filled with grace and fluidity. At the end of the day, Rosaye's voice and lyrics is what distances her from her pop peer group. She isn't big on image, and won't be leading teens and others to new trendy fads. What she does is continue to be herself and record amazing music.

When we are born, it’s like sitting at a poker table, as we eagerly wait to see the cards we will be dealt, and on which we hope to develop our future. Will we be attractive, beautiful on the inside and maybe have a special talent? Well, Rosaye has been dealt the trifecta!

And if you think that she is a big deal with the release of “Letters”, be prepared - she's about to get way bigger!

More About Rosaye: Born and raised in New Zealand, Rosaye moved to Sydney Australia with her family when she was 14. Exposed to a diversity of music genres she has always loved singing and performing. She wrote her first song at 15 and was hooked on the buzz and therapy that the songwriting process gave her. She later spent a year in Melbourne and recorded a number of songs at a local studio. During 2014 she worked with producer Tim Carr and recorded her debut single “Letters” released January 2015.

OFFICIAL LINKS: Homepage – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Youtube – CdBaby –iTunes – Amrap

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Against the Clocks: “47872” – brilliant instrumentation and strong melodies http://videomusicstars.com/against-the-clocks-47872-brilliant-instrumentation-and-strong-melodies/ http://videomusicstars.com/against-the-clocks-47872-brilliant-instrumentation-and-strong-melodies/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 14:11:21 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10147 Against-the-Clocks-680

Against the Clocks is a 5 piece band from a small Indiana town called Rockville. The band consists of Logan Lake – (Vocals / Guitar / Piano), Jon Hook – (Drums / Vocals), Brock Crooks – (Guitar / Vocals), Landry Moore – (Vocals / Piano / Bass) and Jordan Lake – Guitar.

A few months ago the band released their 4-track Ep entitled “47872”. First off, the musicality of the songs on this EP is absolutely incredible. Gorgeous melodies and impeccable craftsmanship make up every song. I mean every song has a melody that is immediately infectious and catchy, but also complex enough to keep you engaged no matter how many times you listen to them. I discover brilliant melodic flourishes each time I listen to “47872”, and I can't help but marvel at the subtlety and intelligence of the songwriting on display here.

Against-the-Clocks-400Though the band cite Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service, among the groups they like, it is clear that they draw their major music influences from another era, which lies slap-bang in-between the 70’s and 90’s, when guitar-laden melodies ruled the mainstream roost. Oh there are plenty of keyboards here too, but it is mainly made up of pianos and the mythical Mellotron which comes from that same magical era – something far removed from the current synth aesthetics.

From the moment you hit the first track, “Not With You”, you know this is going to be a unique selection of songs sure to excite many and send shivers down numerous spines. There's just something about Logan Lake’s husky, smoky voice that will melt hearts. But this is a band full of surprises, not least when you arrive to the second track, “Top Floor” and Landry Moore’s crystal-shattering vocals set in. Hardly have I heard a band – of any era – able to focus on two vocalists of such a high caliber. Logan and Landry have two distinctly different voices that together cover an entire spectrum of deliciously enticing octaves. Any rock band would die to have just one of these guys upfront - Against the Clocks has both!

Logan again takes the front seat on “Love’s Like”, leaving Landry to close the Ep with “Catch Me Now”. But in-between all of this brilliant vocal euphoria there is a band of extremely competent musicians who compose and perform deep, heartwarming songs – both lyrically and musically. Music like this makes you look forward to the future while still reconnecting to the past. It is a rock sound that brings generations together.

[caption id="attachment_15078" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Against The Clocks Against The Clocks[/caption]

It's difficult to exactly pin-point their sound, which is often the trademark of really good bands, even though a lot of influences do come to mind. Regardless of whether the sound of any song is upbeat or slow, guitar or piano-driven, there's always an energy bubbling under that really hooks the ear. There was not a point on this Ep where it even crossed my mind to skip ahead to the next track.

Undeniably “47872” is on my best indie-rock album of the year shortlist. From beginning to end, this Ep captivated me; superb vocals, brilliant instrumentation, strong melodies, and heartfelt lyrics to back it all up. On each subsequent listen, Against the Clocks just seemed to get better and better!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEBANDCAMPSOUNDCLOUD - FACEBOOK

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Against the Clocks is a 5 piece band from a small Indiana town called Rockville. The band consists of Logan Lake – (Vocals / Guitar / Piano), Jon Hook – (Drums / Vocals), Brock Crooks – (Guitar / Vocals), Landry Moore – (Vocals / Piano / Bass) and Jordan Lake – Guitar.

A few months ago the band released their 4-track Ep entitled “47872”. First off, the musicality of the songs on this EP is absolutely incredible. Gorgeous melodies and impeccable craftsmanship make up every song. I mean every song has a melody that is immediately infectious and catchy, but also complex enough to keep you engaged no matter how many times you listen to them. I discover brilliant melodic flourishes each time I listen to “47872”, and I can't help but marvel at the subtlety and intelligence of the songwriting on display here.

Against-the-Clocks-400Though the band cite Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service, among the groups they like, it is clear that they draw their major music influences from another era, which lies slap-bang in-between the 70’s and 90’s, when guitar-laden melodies ruled the mainstream roost. Oh there are plenty of keyboards here too, but it is mainly made up of pianos and the mythical Mellotron which comes from that same magical era – something far removed from the current synth aesthetics.

From the moment you hit the first track, “Not With You”, you know this is going to be a unique selection of songs sure to excite many and send shivers down numerous spines. There's just something about Logan Lake’s husky, smoky voice that will melt hearts. But this is a band full of surprises, not least when you arrive to the second track, “Top Floor” and Landry Moore’s crystal-shattering vocals set in. Hardly have I heard a band – of any era – able to focus on two vocalists of such a high caliber. Logan and Landry have two distinctly different voices that together cover an entire spectrum of deliciously enticing octaves. Any rock band would die to have just one of these guys upfront - Against the Clocks has both!

Logan again takes the front seat on “Love’s Like”, leaving Landry to close the Ep with “Catch Me Now”. But in-between all of this brilliant vocal euphoria there is a band of extremely competent musicians who compose and perform deep, heartwarming songs – both lyrically and musically. Music like this makes you look forward to the future while still reconnecting to the past. It is a rock sound that brings generations together.

[caption id="attachment_15078" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Against The Clocks Against The Clocks[/caption]

It's difficult to exactly pin-point their sound, which is often the trademark of really good bands, even though a lot of influences do come to mind. Regardless of whether the sound of any song is upbeat or slow, guitar or piano-driven, there's always an energy bubbling under that really hooks the ear. There was not a point on this Ep where it even crossed my mind to skip ahead to the next track.

Undeniably “47872” is on my best indie-rock album of the year shortlist. From beginning to end, this Ep captivated me; superb vocals, brilliant instrumentation, strong melodies, and heartfelt lyrics to back it all up. On each subsequent listen, Against the Clocks just seemed to get better and better!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEBANDCAMPSOUNDCLOUD - FACEBOOK

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The Von: ‘Nothing To Fear’ – big riffs and memorable choruses http://videomusicstars.com/the-von-nothing-to-fear-big-riffs-and-memorable-choruses/ http://videomusicstars.com/the-von-nothing-to-fear-big-riffs-and-memorable-choruses/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 13:08:04 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10144 the-von-680

South Florida-based rock band The Von is made up of vocalist/bassist Luis and guitarist Marek - two members from two different continents that share common interests in classic metal, rock, electronica and optimal sound production. Through mutual friends, they formed a bond by talking about their favorite rock n’ roll legends, bands that are now big influencers in The Von’s music. The Von have taken their obsession of pitch-perfect audio and built a robust recording studio in South Florida where they’ve recorded the tracks for their upcoming album, “Ei8ht”, set to release in mid-2015.

[caption id="attachment_15082" align="alignleft" width="350"]The Von The Von[/caption]

We recently had the privilege of listening to The Von’s latest single release ‘Nothing To Fear’, in an infinity of edits and remixes. The Von has made a really killer single that combines their awesome musical virtuosity with some intense rock grooves and powerful vocals. The sound of the song is very much in a classic rock vein with lots of excellent bass work and strong vocals from Luis who gives a solid performance in both tone and style on this awesome track.

The single sounds huge and is truly well-engineered and produced. The brilliant bass groove of ‘Nothing To Fear’ cracks into a massive chorus hook, while Marek brings in some crunching guitar riffs and scorching solo interludes.

The Von consistently show their amazing technical abilities in mixing, producing and performing, while writing lots of big riffs and memorable choruses that rival the best in this style of music. This is definitely one of the strongest rock singles of the year and hopefully leads to an exciting album in “Ei8ht”.

The Von are highly recommended to fans of quality rock, but the single remixes will be found just as satisfying by electronic music fans, as Czech EDM artist Filip Stan, lends his talents to the single’s Dubstep version. The single also features a bonus track called Yenruoj Yranidroartxe (read backwards - Extraordinary Journey). In fact you’ll need to play the song backwards to grasp its meaning. Here are some of the lyrics to whet your appetite:

smoc lliw modeerf ym smaerd yM

slaog my hcaer ot drah krow I

epoh tog osla I tub sraef tog I

og ot selim ynam tog I epoh I hguohT

yenruoy yranidroartxe na si deedni efiL

[caption id="attachment_15081" align="alignright" width="350"]The Von The Von[/caption]

All throughout the single versions, The Von come right out with massive power but they are textured and melodic. Of course, anybody who knows this genre of music will expect complex and jaw-dropping breakdowns, unisons, harmonies, and instrumental prowess, uplifting energy-charged lyrics, and if that's what you're into you won't be disappointed.

But the really great thing about ‘Nothing To Fear’ is that it isn't one-dimensional, and the hard-driving rock and over-the-top musicianship has plenty of really inspiring melody and interesting interludes together with extraordinary musical dynamics.

The end result is a single with well thought out change-ups, crushing monster bass and guitar grooves that have tons of texture as well as melodic chorus lines and very original edits and remixes.

It takes a special breed of musician who can traverse epic stylistic territories to make this all work successfully – Luis and Marek, better known as The Von, prove they have exactly what it takes on ‘Nothing To Fear’!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEITUNESAMAZON - SPOTIFYFACEBOOK - TWITTER

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South Florida-based rock band The Von is made up of vocalist/bassist Luis and guitarist Marek - two members from two different continents that share common interests in classic metal, rock, electronica and optimal sound production. Through mutual friends, they formed a bond by talking about their favorite rock n’ roll legends, bands that are now big influencers in The Von’s music. The Von have taken their obsession of pitch-perfect audio and built a robust recording studio in South Florida where they’ve recorded the tracks for their upcoming album, “Ei8ht”, set to release in mid-2015.

[caption id="attachment_15082" align="alignleft" width="350"]The Von The Von[/caption]

We recently had the privilege of listening to The Von’s latest single release ‘Nothing To Fear’, in an infinity of edits and remixes. The Von has made a really killer single that combines their awesome musical virtuosity with some intense rock grooves and powerful vocals. The sound of the song is very much in a classic rock vein with lots of excellent bass work and strong vocals from Luis who gives a solid performance in both tone and style on this awesome track.

The single sounds huge and is truly well-engineered and produced. The brilliant bass groove of ‘Nothing To Fear’ cracks into a massive chorus hook, while Marek brings in some crunching guitar riffs and scorching solo interludes.

The Von consistently show their amazing technical abilities in mixing, producing and performing, while writing lots of big riffs and memorable choruses that rival the best in this style of music. This is definitely one of the strongest rock singles of the year and hopefully leads to an exciting album in “Ei8ht”.

The Von are highly recommended to fans of quality rock, but the single remixes will be found just as satisfying by electronic music fans, as Czech EDM artist Filip Stan, lends his talents to the single’s Dubstep version. The single also features a bonus track called Yenruoj Yranidroartxe (read backwards - Extraordinary Journey). In fact you’ll need to play the song backwards to grasp its meaning. Here are some of the lyrics to whet your appetite:

smoc lliw modeerf ym smaerd yM

slaog my hcaer ot drah krow I

epoh tog osla I tub sraef tog I

og ot selim ynam tog I epoh I hguohT

yenruoy yranidroartxe na si deedni efiL

[caption id="attachment_15081" align="alignright" width="350"]The Von The Von[/caption]

All throughout the single versions, The Von come right out with massive power but they are textured and melodic. Of course, anybody who knows this genre of music will expect complex and jaw-dropping breakdowns, unisons, harmonies, and instrumental prowess, uplifting energy-charged lyrics, and if that's what you're into you won't be disappointed.

But the really great thing about ‘Nothing To Fear’ is that it isn't one-dimensional, and the hard-driving rock and over-the-top musicianship has plenty of really inspiring melody and interesting interludes together with extraordinary musical dynamics.

The end result is a single with well thought out change-ups, crushing monster bass and guitar grooves that have tons of texture as well as melodic chorus lines and very original edits and remixes.

It takes a special breed of musician who can traverse epic stylistic territories to make this all work successfully – Luis and Marek, better known as The Von, prove they have exactly what it takes on ‘Nothing To Fear’!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEITUNESAMAZON - SPOTIFYFACEBOOK - TWITTER

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Ben River releases “When The Sun Ate The Moon” EP produced by Steve Honest http://videomusicstars.com/ben-river-releases-when-the-sun-ate-the-moon-ep-produced-by-steve-honest/ http://videomusicstars.com/ben-river-releases-when-the-sun-ate-the-moon-ep-produced-by-steve-honest/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 18:55:21 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10141 ben-river-680-4

‘When The Sun Ate The Moon’ is the first in the series of three EPs by singer/songwriter Ben River to be released over the next six months and was recorded and engineered by established producer and musician Steve Honest at his studio in Hackney.

"Ben River, Singer/songwriter & poet playing melodic folk pop, sounding like Rufus Wainwright meets Mumford & Sons meets Tallest Man on Earth." BUGBEAR

Ben River recently produced, composed and performed on the album ‘Traipsing Bloom’ by The Moonlight Orchestra also featuring performances from Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), John Sinclair (MC, Blues Scholars) Youth (Killing Joke, The Fireman), Lee Harris & Nik Turner (Hawkwind)

"There is a haunting, dream-like quality to his songs, which can sometimes be reminiscent of Leonard Cohen”…. FOLKSPOT RADIO

Official website: www.benriver.net

Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/benrermusic

Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/benrivermusic

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‘When The Sun Ate The Moon’ is the first in the series of three EPs by singer/songwriter Ben River to be released over the next six months and was recorded and engineered by established producer and musician Steve Honest at his studio in Hackney.

"Ben River, Singer/songwriter & poet playing melodic folk pop, sounding like Rufus Wainwright meets Mumford & Sons meets Tallest Man on Earth." BUGBEAR

Ben River recently produced, composed and performed on the album ‘Traipsing Bloom’ by The Moonlight Orchestra also featuring performances from Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), John Sinclair (MC, Blues Scholars) Youth (Killing Joke, The Fireman), Lee Harris & Nik Turner (Hawkwind)

"There is a haunting, dream-like quality to his songs, which can sometimes be reminiscent of Leonard Cohen”…. FOLKSPOT RADIO

Official website: www.benriver.net

Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/benrermusic

Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/benrivermusic

Subscribe on YouTube: www.youtube.com/benrivermusic

Follow on Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/benrivermusic

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Martin Lucassen: “The Night Turns To Morning Light” brings out a wide range of emotions! http://videomusicstars.com/martin-lucassen-the-night-turns-to-morning-light-brings-out-a-wide-range-of-emotions/ http://videomusicstars.com/martin-lucassen-the-night-turns-to-morning-light-brings-out-a-wide-range-of-emotions/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 18:04:35 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10138 Martin-Lucassen-680

Martin Lucassen is a folk rock singer-songwriter originally from the Netherlands. Martin picked up a guitar in September of 2014 and struggled through the learning process. He then made the decision to improve his skills in writing lyrics, melody and singing. Martin quickly realized that his vocals weren’t as advanced as he would have liked so he sought out vocal training. Now more comfortable with his musical abilities, Martin decided to seek out the assistance of an American production company.

Martin-Lucassen-350Once he found a company he could trust, he sent in a demo of one of his original songs. After making a few changes and additions, the company mixed and mastered the demo into a finalized song. The results shocked Martin. He couldn’t believe that in just a few months, he had completed his first song and was receiving great feedback.

Now Martin Lucassen has released the 12-track album, “The Night Turns To Morning Light”, and it is truly hard to believe that this singer-songwriter has been able to deliver a recording of such impeccable quality, on all levels, in an almost impossibly short and inhibiting time-frame for any new artist. Never mind one, who picked up his first guitar in 2014!

Yet contrary to all logical explanations, “The Night Turns To Morning Light”, is an excellent Adult Orientated Pop-Rock album, full of great music, admirably performed and sung. All the twelve tracks come together to form a classic recording. The recording quality and choice of instruments is excellent. I don't think there is one song on this album that I don't really like.

Standouts range from the beautiful, longing and urgent "Come To Me", to the pretty "What Do You Mean" and "I Love You More", to the songs that rock out "Love You From Scratch" and "Love Me Right Now". But to me, the highlights of the album are the heart-tugging "Break The Glass", “How Will It Be” and “Beauty All Around”.

All-round though, this album brings out a wide range of emotions, through really well-played, well-conceived songs. There is also an unusually solid blend of great lyrics that plants images in your head and induces contemplation; exactly what good music is supposed to do!

Songwriting is no trifle matter, even for well-navigated musicians, but Martin Lucassen takes everything in his stride, plying the techniques he has so quickly learned, as well as the natural creativity he has accumulated in his mind and soul. The result is a melodic mélange of upbeat and slower songs that are both accessible and catchy. The music fits every niche and cranny.

A little philosophical, a lot melodic, “The Night Turns To Morning Light” will continue to stay fresh for a very long time!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITECDBABYITUNESSOUNDCLOUDFACEBOOK - REVERBNATION

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Martin Lucassen is a folk rock singer-songwriter originally from the Netherlands. Martin picked up a guitar in September of 2014 and struggled through the learning process. He then made the decision to improve his skills in writing lyrics, melody and singing. Martin quickly realized that his vocals weren’t as advanced as he would have liked so he sought out vocal training. Now more comfortable with his musical abilities, Martin decided to seek out the assistance of an American production company.

Martin-Lucassen-350Once he found a company he could trust, he sent in a demo of one of his original songs. After making a few changes and additions, the company mixed and mastered the demo into a finalized song. The results shocked Martin. He couldn’t believe that in just a few months, he had completed his first song and was receiving great feedback.

Now Martin Lucassen has released the 12-track album, “The Night Turns To Morning Light”, and it is truly hard to believe that this singer-songwriter has been able to deliver a recording of such impeccable quality, on all levels, in an almost impossibly short and inhibiting time-frame for any new artist. Never mind one, who picked up his first guitar in 2014!

Yet contrary to all logical explanations, “The Night Turns To Morning Light”, is an excellent Adult Orientated Pop-Rock album, full of great music, admirably performed and sung. All the twelve tracks come together to form a classic recording. The recording quality and choice of instruments is excellent. I don't think there is one song on this album that I don't really like.

Standouts range from the beautiful, longing and urgent "Come To Me", to the pretty "What Do You Mean" and "I Love You More", to the songs that rock out "Love You From Scratch" and "Love Me Right Now". But to me, the highlights of the album are the heart-tugging "Break The Glass", “How Will It Be” and “Beauty All Around”.

All-round though, this album brings out a wide range of emotions, through really well-played, well-conceived songs. There is also an unusually solid blend of great lyrics that plants images in your head and induces contemplation; exactly what good music is supposed to do!

Songwriting is no trifle matter, even for well-navigated musicians, but Martin Lucassen takes everything in his stride, plying the techniques he has so quickly learned, as well as the natural creativity he has accumulated in his mind and soul. The result is a melodic mélange of upbeat and slower songs that are both accessible and catchy. The music fits every niche and cranny.

A little philosophical, a lot melodic, “The Night Turns To Morning Light” will continue to stay fresh for a very long time!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITECDBABYITUNESSOUNDCLOUDFACEBOOK - REVERBNATION

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Bass Extractor: “Heartbeat” – thought provoking and emotional soundscapes http://videomusicstars.com/bass-extractor-heartbeat-thought-provoking-and-emotional-soundscapes/ http://videomusicstars.com/bass-extractor-heartbeat-thought-provoking-and-emotional-soundscapes/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 10:18:12 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10135 bass-extractor-680

Bass Extractor is the project of Norwegian artist, Fredrik Espedal who plays guitar and piano, although he mainly uses FL Studio 12 to compose his music. Bass Extractor has already released 4 albums and 1 single.

Explaining the basic concept of his music, Fredrik said: “I love to create unique music, where emotions and moods are important factors. I strive to make music nobody else has made before, with melodies people won't recognize. In some way you could say it works against everything pop music does, but I still think it can appeal to a lot of different people, considering it tries to reach music's core, where there are shivers, melodies, build-ups, different themes and so on.”

“Heartbeat” the last album by Bass Extractor, is the kind of mind-soothing music that you can't help but become addicted to. It contains 5 tracks, of which the shortest is in excess of 7 minutes, and the longest runs for just over 11 minutes – a clear indication that Fredrik composes fairly complex arrangements with many musical meanderings.

[caption id="attachment_15051" align="alignleft" width="350"]Fredrik Espedal aka Bass Extractor Fredrik Espedal aka Bass Extractor[/caption]

This album really shows how great electronic music can be made.  No matter what taste in electronic music you have, “Heartbeat” has a song for the mood you're in. I keep trying to decide what my favorite track is, but I can't. It's all based on my mood. Sometimes I like listening to the fast-paced beat of "Your Love Goes On and On" or the soothing, relaxing "Extreme Love", at other times I listen to the dreamy "It’s Only a Matter of Receiving" or the haunting "My Heart Beats for Jesus."

The song I find myself playing most though, regardless of my mood, is “Computer is Broken, Go Outside”. I not sure why that happens, but it just does! It must be because of my extremely intimate relationship with computers!

“Heartbeat” contains a balanced mix of lush melodies that harmoniously combine music from the ambient and trance genres. These songs are great for relaxation and include themes of strong emotion. Thought provoking, emotional, the soundscapes split the body and soul apart and then reintroduces them again, once purified. Listen to this when you are alone and need perspective on where you are, where you've come from and where you want to go.

“Heartbeat” is a beautiful album that surprises you; it does not cater to any current fads, it is an excellent progression and exploration of creativity within its own universe. Though melodious, cohesive and fairly accessible, the songs twist and turn within themselves, never following a repetitive pattern. Clearly Fredrik Espedal aka Bass Extractor knows what he is doing. The songs in this collection show true skill in music development. Fredrik has the ability to give these tracks a series of progressions, digressions and many transitions that are expertly implemented.

“Heartbeat” is another excellent showing by Bass Extractor as he continues to make the music he wants to make, all of which you can find on his Soundcloud profile HERE.

OFFICIAL LINKS: SOUNDCLOUD - BANDCAMP - FACEBOOK

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Bass Extractor is the project of Norwegian artist, Fredrik Espedal who plays guitar and piano, although he mainly uses FL Studio 12 to compose his music. Bass Extractor has already released 4 albums and 1 single.

Explaining the basic concept of his music, Fredrik said: “I love to create unique music, where emotions and moods are important factors. I strive to make music nobody else has made before, with melodies people won't recognize. In some way you could say it works against everything pop music does, but I still think it can appeal to a lot of different people, considering it tries to reach music's core, where there are shivers, melodies, build-ups, different themes and so on.”

“Heartbeat” the last album by Bass Extractor, is the kind of mind-soothing music that you can't help but become addicted to. It contains 5 tracks, of which the shortest is in excess of 7 minutes, and the longest runs for just over 11 minutes – a clear indication that Fredrik composes fairly complex arrangements with many musical meanderings.

[caption id="attachment_15051" align="alignleft" width="350"]Fredrik Espedal aka Bass Extractor Fredrik Espedal aka Bass Extractor[/caption]

This album really shows how great electronic music can be made.  No matter what taste in electronic music you have, “Heartbeat” has a song for the mood you're in. I keep trying to decide what my favorite track is, but I can't. It's all based on my mood. Sometimes I like listening to the fast-paced beat of "Your Love Goes On and On" or the soothing, relaxing "Extreme Love", at other times I listen to the dreamy "It’s Only a Matter of Receiving" or the haunting "My Heart Beats for Jesus."

The song I find myself playing most though, regardless of my mood, is “Computer is Broken, Go Outside”. I not sure why that happens, but it just does! It must be because of my extremely intimate relationship with computers!

“Heartbeat” contains a balanced mix of lush melodies that harmoniously combine music from the ambient and trance genres. These songs are great for relaxation and include themes of strong emotion. Thought provoking, emotional, the soundscapes split the body and soul apart and then reintroduces them again, once purified. Listen to this when you are alone and need perspective on where you are, where you've come from and where you want to go.

“Heartbeat” is a beautiful album that surprises you; it does not cater to any current fads, it is an excellent progression and exploration of creativity within its own universe. Though melodious, cohesive and fairly accessible, the songs twist and turn within themselves, never following a repetitive pattern. Clearly Fredrik Espedal aka Bass Extractor knows what he is doing. The songs in this collection show true skill in music development. Fredrik has the ability to give these tracks a series of progressions, digressions and many transitions that are expertly implemented.

“Heartbeat” is another excellent showing by Bass Extractor as he continues to make the music he wants to make, all of which you can find on his Soundcloud profile HERE.

OFFICIAL LINKS: SOUNDCLOUD - BANDCAMP - FACEBOOK

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The EDDIE FUSE Interview http://videomusicstars.com/the-eddie-fuse-interview/ http://videomusicstars.com/the-eddie-fuse-interview/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 22:04:07 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10130 eddie-fuse-680

Eddie Fuse is one of the greatest emerging well-rounded artists to come out of Detroit. He sings, writes and rhymes. Fuse, whose real name is Arnold Timmons, was born in 1984 in Detroit, Michigan. He started rapping at the adolescent age of 13 even though his "Sheros" Mother and Grandmother wanted him to pursue a career singing gospel music. He always felt as if his lyrics and words had greater power and meaning being a rap artist. His first rap song recorded "Naw I Aint Rich Yet" in 1998, led him to seriously want to pursue his dream. He released his first mixtape called "Brain Food" in 2000, and the world was introduced to Fuse.

In a recent exclusive interview, Eddie Fuse brought us up to date with his career and thoughts. [caption id="attachment_15043" align="alignleft" width="300"]Eddie Fuse Eddie Fuse[/caption]
  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?

Eddie Fuse- I have been in the Music business for approximately 25 years. I originally started with gospel Music in church with my mother and grandmother

  1. Who were your first musical influences that you can remember?

Eddie Fuse- Steve Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to? And is there anyone of these that you'd like to collaborate with?

Eddie Fuse- Artists I listen to: Drake, Steve Wonder, Young Jezzy, OT Genasis, Migos I would love to collaborate with Drake & Stevie Wonder

  1. Have you suffered any ‘resistance' from within the industry, and if so how have you handled that, and how do you handle criticism and haters in general?

 Eddie Fuse-  I haven’t suffered from any resistance & my faith in God keeps me focused and grounded NOT to allow haters to disrupt what I have going on. I also feel that criticism helps you build & grow for the better

  1. What are your thoughts on visual media? Do think that video is an appropriate marketing tool for your music, and where can fans find your videos?

Eddie Fuse- I feel visual media increases your stardom & you can find my videos & music on WWW.EDDIEFUSEOFFICAL.COM also on WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM & WWW.YOUTUBE.COM

  1. Which do you ultimately prefer? Entertaining a live audience or creating songs in a studio setting?

Eddie Fuse- I prefer creating songs & studio settings

  1. Tell us something about your lyrics and music production on your releases. Which part of these processes do you handle, and which do you outsource generally?

Eddie Fuse- All of my lyrics are stories that come from my past, present & where I can see my future. I handle the majority of all processes of my music except I outsource my production.

  1. What is the title of your latest music release and where can fans find it?

 Eddie Fuse-Samurai VS Gunslinger and you can find it on WWW.HOTNEWHIPHOP.COM ,  WWW.BEATSBYDREMUSIC.COM WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM & WWW.iHEARTRADIO.COM

  1. Which ingredient do you think makes you special and unique as a performing artist in a genre thriving with newcomers?

 Eddie Fuse- The fact that I am an overall artist I not only Rap I sing & write my own music

[caption id="attachment_10133" align="alignright" width="350"]Eddie Fuse Eddie Fuse[/caption]
  1. If you were forced to choose only one, which emotion, more than any other drives you to be a part of this tough business. Is it joy, anger, desire, passion or pride and why?

 Eddie Fuse- Passion because my grandfathers pushed me so much as a child that all I want to do is make them proud as they watch over me

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

 Eddie Fuse- What excites me is making music and seeing where my future can be and what discourages me is the fact that I haven’t been picked up by a major label as of yet and all the funding comes from me

  1. How do you market and manage your music career? Do you have a management team or do you handle everything independently?

Eddie Fuse- Both I have a management team but I also push myself and my product as much as possible

  1. How do you achieve your sound? Do you work from a private recording environment or do you use a commercial sound-studio?

 Eddie Fuse- I work from a private recording environment

  1. The best piece of advice in this business you actually followed so far, and one you didn't follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Eddie Fuse-Best piece of advice someone gave me was to stay on my course and never waiver and the best advice someone gave me that I didn’t listen to and I should have was to invest in my own studio

[caption id="attachment_15042" align="alignleft" width="300"]Eddie Fuse Eddie Fuse[/caption]
  1. If in your wildest dreams if you could choose any Producer to work with - living or dead, underground or major label - who would that be and why?
Eddie Fuse- J Dilla & I feel that his music and beats were all soul
  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites, as fundamental to your career, and indie music in general, or do you think it has only produced a mass of mediocre "copy-and-paste" artists, who flood the web, making it difficult for real talent to emerge?

Eddie Fuse- I feel that it goes hand and hand because you need the “copy and Paste” type of artists in order for the REAL talent to shine

  1. If someone who has never heard of you, asks what does ‘Eddie Fuse' sound like? Which 3 keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Eddie Fuse-Hip-Hop, R&B, dubstep,

  1. Which keywords word you use to describe the current state of Rap & Hiphop industry?

Eddie Fuse-I feel that the industry is in need of a new identity

  1. As you work your way through your career which more than any other fires-up your imagination - A Grammy award, Platinum music sales or any other tangible milestone?

 Eddie Fuse- Grammy Award

  1. What is the ONE thing you are NOT willing or prepared to do EVER, in your quest to achieve a successful musical career?

Eddie Fuse- I am not willing to do favors for stardom

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITE - REVERBNATIONSOUNDCLOUDTWITTERFACEBOOK

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Eddie Fuse is one of the greatest emerging well-rounded artists to come out of Detroit. He sings, writes and rhymes. Fuse, whose real name is Arnold Timmons, was born in 1984 in Detroit, Michigan. He started rapping at the adolescent age of 13 even though his "Sheros" Mother and Grandmother wanted him to pursue a career singing gospel music. He always felt as if his lyrics and words had greater power and meaning being a rap artist. His first rap song recorded "Naw I Aint Rich Yet" in 1998, led him to seriously want to pursue his dream. He released his first mixtape called "Brain Food" in 2000, and the world was introduced to Fuse.

In a recent exclusive interview, Eddie Fuse brought us up to date with his career and thoughts. [caption id="attachment_15043" align="alignleft" width="300"]Eddie Fuse Eddie Fuse[/caption]
  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?

Eddie Fuse- I have been in the Music business for approximately 25 years. I originally started with gospel Music in church with my mother and grandmother

  1. Who were your first musical influences that you can remember?

Eddie Fuse- Steve Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to? And is there anyone of these that you'd like to collaborate with?

Eddie Fuse- Artists I listen to: Drake, Steve Wonder, Young Jezzy, OT Genasis, Migos I would love to collaborate with Drake & Stevie Wonder

  1. Have you suffered any ‘resistance' from within the industry, and if so how have you handled that, and how do you handle criticism and haters in general?

 Eddie Fuse-  I haven’t suffered from any resistance & my faith in God keeps me focused and grounded NOT to allow haters to disrupt what I have going on. I also feel that criticism helps you build & grow for the better

  1. What are your thoughts on visual media? Do think that video is an appropriate marketing tool for your music, and where can fans find your videos?

Eddie Fuse- I feel visual media increases your stardom & you can find my videos & music on WWW.EDDIEFUSEOFFICAL.COM also on WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM & WWW.YOUTUBE.COM

  1. Which do you ultimately prefer? Entertaining a live audience or creating songs in a studio setting?

Eddie Fuse- I prefer creating songs & studio settings

  1. Tell us something about your lyrics and music production on your releases. Which part of these processes do you handle, and which do you outsource generally?

Eddie Fuse- All of my lyrics are stories that come from my past, present & where I can see my future. I handle the majority of all processes of my music except I outsource my production.

  1. What is the title of your latest music release and where can fans find it?

 Eddie Fuse-Samurai VS Gunslinger and you can find it on WWW.HOTNEWHIPHOP.COM ,  WWW.BEATSBYDREMUSIC.COM WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM & WWW.iHEARTRADIO.COM

  1. Which ingredient do you think makes you special and unique as a performing artist in a genre thriving with newcomers?

 Eddie Fuse- The fact that I am an overall artist I not only Rap I sing & write my own music

[caption id="attachment_10133" align="alignright" width="350"]Eddie Fuse Eddie Fuse[/caption]
  1. If you were forced to choose only one, which emotion, more than any other drives you to be a part of this tough business. Is it joy, anger, desire, passion or pride and why?

 Eddie Fuse- Passion because my grandfathers pushed me so much as a child that all I want to do is make them proud as they watch over me

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

 Eddie Fuse- What excites me is making music and seeing where my future can be and what discourages me is the fact that I haven’t been picked up by a major label as of yet and all the funding comes from me

  1. How do you market and manage your music career? Do you have a management team or do you handle everything independently?

Eddie Fuse- Both I have a management team but I also push myself and my product as much as possible

  1. How do you achieve your sound? Do you work from a private recording environment or do you use a commercial sound-studio?

 Eddie Fuse- I work from a private recording environment

  1. The best piece of advice in this business you actually followed so far, and one you didn't follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Eddie Fuse-Best piece of advice someone gave me was to stay on my course and never waiver and the best advice someone gave me that I didn’t listen to and I should have was to invest in my own studio

[caption id="attachment_15042" align="alignleft" width="300"]Eddie Fuse Eddie Fuse[/caption]
  1. If in your wildest dreams if you could choose any Producer to work with - living or dead, underground or major label - who would that be and why?
Eddie Fuse- J Dilla & I feel that his music and beats were all soul
  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites, as fundamental to your career, and indie music in general, or do you think it has only produced a mass of mediocre "copy-and-paste" artists, who flood the web, making it difficult for real talent to emerge?

Eddie Fuse- I feel that it goes hand and hand because you need the “copy and Paste” type of artists in order for the REAL talent to shine

  1. If someone who has never heard of you, asks what does ‘Eddie Fuse' sound like? Which 3 keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Eddie Fuse-Hip-Hop, R&B, dubstep,

  1. Which keywords word you use to describe the current state of Rap & Hiphop industry?

Eddie Fuse-I feel that the industry is in need of a new identity

  1. As you work your way through your career which more than any other fires-up your imagination - A Grammy award, Platinum music sales or any other tangible milestone?

 Eddie Fuse- Grammy Award

  1. What is the ONE thing you are NOT willing or prepared to do EVER, in your quest to achieve a successful musical career?

Eddie Fuse- I am not willing to do favors for stardom

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Underdog: “Foundation” – an anomaly in the watered down mainstream hip-hop world http://videomusicstars.com/underdog-foundation-an-anomaly-in-the-watered-down-mainstream-hip-hop-world/ http://videomusicstars.com/underdog-foundation-an-anomaly-in-the-watered-down-mainstream-hip-hop-world/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 09:56:50 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10127 underdog-680

Jason Blackwood aka Underdog, has been in the game for years, with over 350 shows to his credit and a street rep that is second to none. His music is influenced by artists such as Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., King Jus, Jada Kiss, 50 Cent, Black Sheep, Eminem and Dr. Dre. Jason is son to multi-award winning Roots Reggae artist Errol Blackwood. Much like his father has done in his genre, Jason plans to leave his own legacy in the hip hop world.

[caption id="attachment_15033" align="alignleft" width="350"]Underdog Underdog[/caption]

Underdog is an anomaly in the watered down mainstream hip-hop world. He is smart, talented, and insightful. His music has meaning behind it and he has the tremendous talent to deliver it. His single, “Foundation” makes your heart pump hard and fast.

Underdog can actually rap and he knows how to carry a beat. His lyrics are more than just cars, clothes, bling bling and such. He is an amazingly technical and intelligent artist. A listen through his catalog will confirm that Underdog has been consistently producing excellent music at a high level.

If you have been an Underdog fan for a while you will enjoy “Foundation” because of the unique and yet again different style he brings. This is one of the reasons that makes Underdog so enjoyable to listen to, because he is unpredictable and always comes up with something new and fresh to hear. From “Intoxicated Issues” to “Every Dog Has His Day” and back to “Foundation”, Underdog brings along a different style and feel.

The beats are always very tight and the lyricism on point, as Underdog strives to deliver high-quality, high-powered hip-hop. He is the real deal, getting inside your head and never coming out. I listened to “Foundation” with moderate expectations, but my anticipated considerations were definitely blown away – Underdog makes music that stands out! If you are a fan of good, well put together music then you will not be disappointed with this superb piece of work.

OFFICIAL LINKS: REVERBNATION - FACEBOOKTWITTERYOUTUBE - INSTAGRAM

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Jason Blackwood aka Underdog, has been in the game for years, with over 350 shows to his credit and a street rep that is second to none. His music is influenced by artists such as Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., King Jus, Jada Kiss, 50 Cent, Black Sheep, Eminem and Dr. Dre. Jason is son to multi-award winning Roots Reggae artist Errol Blackwood. Much like his father has done in his genre, Jason plans to leave his own legacy in the hip hop world.

[caption id="attachment_15033" align="alignleft" width="350"]Underdog Underdog[/caption]

Underdog is an anomaly in the watered down mainstream hip-hop world. He is smart, talented, and insightful. His music has meaning behind it and he has the tremendous talent to deliver it. His single, “Foundation” makes your heart pump hard and fast.

Underdog can actually rap and he knows how to carry a beat. His lyrics are more than just cars, clothes, bling bling and such. He is an amazingly technical and intelligent artist. A listen through his catalog will confirm that Underdog has been consistently producing excellent music at a high level.

If you have been an Underdog fan for a while you will enjoy “Foundation” because of the unique and yet again different style he brings. This is one of the reasons that makes Underdog so enjoyable to listen to, because he is unpredictable and always comes up with something new and fresh to hear. From “Intoxicated Issues” to “Every Dog Has His Day” and back to “Foundation”, Underdog brings along a different style and feel.

The beats are always very tight and the lyricism on point, as Underdog strives to deliver high-quality, high-powered hip-hop. He is the real deal, getting inside your head and never coming out. I listened to “Foundation” with moderate expectations, but my anticipated considerations were definitely blown away – Underdog makes music that stands out! If you are a fan of good, well put together music then you will not be disappointed with this superb piece of work.

OFFICIAL LINKS: REVERBNATION - FACEBOOKTWITTERYOUTUBE - INSTAGRAM

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Wilson Charles: “Ohh Baby” helps define what contemporary R&B is http://videomusicstars.com/wilson-charles-ohh-baby-helps-define-what-contemporary-rb-is/ http://videomusicstars.com/wilson-charles-ohh-baby-helps-define-what-contemporary-rb-is/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 11:05:58 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10124 wilson-charles-680

Born in Port –au – Prince Haiti Wilson Charles made his way to Boston Massachusetts in 1991. As a child growing up listening to artists such as Frank Sinitra, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder , to Michael Jackson, Tupac and Biggie Smalls. Car rides on the way to school, listening to his step father who is a musician and his mother who was the leader of the church choir made Charles like music.

“It wasn’t until I saw Tupac’s “Brenda’s got a BABY” video on MTV”, say Charles, “that I realized this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Watching that video made me feel as a kid and I said to myself now imagine just giving people that feeling with every song. You can change the world.”

[caption id="attachment_15015" align="alignleft" width="350"]Wilson Charles Wilson Charles[/caption]

Wilson Charles is dropping his single “Ohh Baby”, on the 9th of June and with it he proves that he is truly talented, and can definitely hold his own as a singer and entertainer. Charles combines hip-hop, R&B, and soul together and makes a hype recording.

He comes strong with this solo project as it keeps you slow- grooving from intro to outro. Wilson Charles has a gift and he has expressed this through “Ohh Baby”.

The track helps define what contemporary R&B is, by delivering a slick mix of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop elements. And when you consider the amount of skill that is used throughout the single; it's quite an impressive piece of creative work.

The lyrics are very catchy and the beat is darn infectious, as it plays in your mind well after. This song also happens to be a heartfelt R&B love-song where everything works so well that it could cross into the mainstream as well.

Overall, this is a phenomenal single, one which never takes a wrong step. Wilson Charles shows himself to be a vocalist of considerable range and talent, and the production is top-notch. One could easily mistake it for senseless pop when reading the song title; but when you examine the skill and craft that has been put into the single, it is clear that “Ohh Baby” is really a great piece of work with no rough edges.

OFFICIAL LINKS: SOUNDCLOUDINSTAGRAM - TWITTER

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Born in Port –au – Prince Haiti Wilson Charles made his way to Boston Massachusetts in 1991. As a child growing up listening to artists such as Frank Sinitra, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder , to Michael Jackson, Tupac and Biggie Smalls. Car rides on the way to school, listening to his step father who is a musician and his mother who was the leader of the church choir made Charles like music.

“It wasn’t until I saw Tupac’s “Brenda’s got a BABY” video on MTV”, say Charles, “that I realized this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Watching that video made me feel as a kid and I said to myself now imagine just giving people that feeling with every song. You can change the world.”

[caption id="attachment_15015" align="alignleft" width="350"]Wilson Charles Wilson Charles[/caption]

Wilson Charles is dropping his single “Ohh Baby”, on the 9th of June and with it he proves that he is truly talented, and can definitely hold his own as a singer and entertainer. Charles combines hip-hop, R&B, and soul together and makes a hype recording.

He comes strong with this solo project as it keeps you slow- grooving from intro to outro. Wilson Charles has a gift and he has expressed this through “Ohh Baby”.

The track helps define what contemporary R&B is, by delivering a slick mix of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop elements. And when you consider the amount of skill that is used throughout the single; it's quite an impressive piece of creative work.

The lyrics are very catchy and the beat is darn infectious, as it plays in your mind well after. This song also happens to be a heartfelt R&B love-song where everything works so well that it could cross into the mainstream as well.

Overall, this is a phenomenal single, one which never takes a wrong step. Wilson Charles shows himself to be a vocalist of considerable range and talent, and the production is top-notch. One could easily mistake it for senseless pop when reading the song title; but when you examine the skill and craft that has been put into the single, it is clear that “Ohh Baby” is really a great piece of work with no rough edges.

OFFICIAL LINKS: SOUNDCLOUDINSTAGRAM - TWITTER

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Dahlak Matteos: “You Are Beautiful” – combines a phat urban acoustic beat with stellar soulful vocals http://videomusicstars.com/dahlak-matteos-you-are-beautiful-combines-a-phat-urban-acoustic-beat-with-stellar-soulful-vocals/ http://videomusicstars.com/dahlak-matteos-you-are-beautiful-combines-a-phat-urban-acoustic-beat-with-stellar-soulful-vocals/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 09:54:43 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10121 dahlak-matteos-680

Singer-songwriter Dahlak Matteos (pronounced Dah-hah-la Mah-tay-os) was born in San Francisco, California, but grew up an hour north of this metropolis in the industrial city of Santa Rosa. Her pursuit of a music career has led Dahlak to travel the county; including spending some time in the rich music scene of Atlanta, Georgia. Now settled back in her hometown, perseverance is paying off as Dahlak Matteos is creating a buzz in the Bay Area.

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Dahlak Matteos has released her latest single, “You Are Beautiful” off her upcoming EP “VIBRATO”, executive produced by MellotheProducer. Of “VIBRATO”, Dahlak says: “In my journey to find my sound I went through every style mixed up and it started to create a vibration; not only through my natural sound but also in spirit. VIBRATO is different levels of sound collection, just like love. It has its highs and lows but when it’s unified it’s beautiful, radiant.” She continues: “I’m just taping into this energy force vibrating within me, like my higher self; a force that my higher force is tapping into. Elevation. Taking me into a place I knew was real, but I could never imagine this magnitude of satisfaction. Faith, love, hope then prophecy. He is opening doors, angels are responding and it’s only the beginning.”

From start to finish, “You Are Beautiful” is a priceless slice of soul and R&B. It is a sonic portrait of a young woman who is confident, gentle, elegant, alluring, mysterious, positive, down-to-earth, and fun. The single displays Dahlak’s artistic growth and will probably move her to the forefront of independent female R&B artists.

Dahlak Matteos’ unique style, combining a phat urban acoustic beat by MellotheProducer, with stellar soulful vocals, is what will keep you listening to this track. The song is upbeat, playful and fresh, making it quite simply uplifting in its overall approach.

Compared to her earlier material, Dahlak sound’s more mature and exudes the experience of a complete singer who can stand on her own feet, and the overall result is a more satisfying effort than anything else I have heard by her so far.

Apart from sheer talent, charisma is a key ingredient within the soul and R&B musical genres. It’s that special factor that takes music the extra mile. Dahlak Matteos’ dose of charisma is crisp, strong and flowing on “You Are Beautiful”. I suspect the Ep will bring much of the same!

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Singer-songwriter Dahlak Matteos (pronounced Dah-hah-la Mah-tay-os) was born in San Francisco, California, but grew up an hour north of this metropolis in the industrial city of Santa Rosa. Her pursuit of a music career has led Dahlak to travel the county; including spending some time in the rich music scene of Atlanta, Georgia. Now settled back in her hometown, perseverance is paying off as Dahlak Matteos is creating a buzz in the Bay Area.

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Dahlak Matteos has released her latest single, “You Are Beautiful” off her upcoming EP “VIBRATO”, executive produced by MellotheProducer. Of “VIBRATO”, Dahlak says: “In my journey to find my sound I went through every style mixed up and it started to create a vibration; not only through my natural sound but also in spirit. VIBRATO is different levels of sound collection, just like love. It has its highs and lows but when it’s unified it’s beautiful, radiant.” She continues: “I’m just taping into this energy force vibrating within me, like my higher self; a force that my higher force is tapping into. Elevation. Taking me into a place I knew was real, but I could never imagine this magnitude of satisfaction. Faith, love, hope then prophecy. He is opening doors, angels are responding and it’s only the beginning.”

From start to finish, “You Are Beautiful” is a priceless slice of soul and R&B. It is a sonic portrait of a young woman who is confident, gentle, elegant, alluring, mysterious, positive, down-to-earth, and fun. The single displays Dahlak’s artistic growth and will probably move her to the forefront of independent female R&B artists.

Dahlak Matteos’ unique style, combining a phat urban acoustic beat by MellotheProducer, with stellar soulful vocals, is what will keep you listening to this track. The song is upbeat, playful and fresh, making it quite simply uplifting in its overall approach.

Compared to her earlier material, Dahlak sound’s more mature and exudes the experience of a complete singer who can stand on her own feet, and the overall result is a more satisfying effort than anything else I have heard by her so far.

Apart from sheer talent, charisma is a key ingredient within the soul and R&B musical genres. It’s that special factor that takes music the extra mile. Dahlak Matteos’ dose of charisma is crisp, strong and flowing on “You Are Beautiful”. I suspect the Ep will bring much of the same!

OFFICIAL LINKS: REVERBNATIONFACEBOOKTWITTERYOUTUBE INSTAGRAM

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