VideoMusicStars http://videomusicstars.com Independent Music News Headlines Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:08:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fenix: “All Around The World” ft. Chris Casino – a banging anthem ready for the summer http://videomusicstars.com/fenix-all-around-the-world-ft-chris-casino-a-banging-anthem-ready-for-the-summer/ http://videomusicstars.com/fenix-all-around-the-world-ft-chris-casino-a-banging-anthem-ready-for-the-summer/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:08:05 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13847 Alexander Mamonov rose through the sporting ranks in his home country of Russia, eventually landing squarely in Russia’s Youth Olympic volleyball team.  A self-professed hip-hop and classic rock enthusiast, Manomov had a strong attraction towards music and was quickly drawn into the electronic sphere after frequenting the Moscow club scene. In 2004 his moniker DJ Fenix started off his career and began sharpening his skills and building his network. A collaboration with the UK dance duo led to his debut single “I Believe” which achieved mainstream success in various countries, including the U.S., Australia, Germany and the UK.

Fenix’s career was on a roll and soon he was sharing the stage with artists such as David Guetta and Bob Sinclair, as well as being the first EDM artist to perform at the Kremlin. Fenix went on to win a Musicbox Award as Best DJ and also signed with the USA’s independent dance music label Carrillo Music.

The trend of releasing successful singles continued with “Satellite” featuring RCA recording artist, Frankie which was Fenix’s second single release on Carrillo Music.

Anticipating the upcoming summer season Fenix has called up American rapper Chris Casino on his latest pop and future house crossover track “All Around The World”, as he continues his quest for EDM domination. The track channels the future house bent with an undulating pop beat and clean percussive elements. The bright, reverberant synths and slick vocal effects keep it all in line with a signature summer anthem sound.

“All Around The World” contains the essential ingredients of a pop confection. The sun-soaked production, anchored by Fenix, represents a jab into the shoulder of mainstream American pop music, by a Russian maestro who’s already perfected his craft.

Fenix has already proven his production mettle; his appetite for crowd-pleasing synth lines and scorching percussion is well-documented, as is his penchant for pummeling his audience with verse-chorus pop calisthenics. Clearly “All Around The World” has a certain set of goals in its sights, and Fenix alongside Chris Casino resoundingly achieves these goals.

“All Around The World” sticks closely to a winning production formula: pull back at the right times, slam your foot on the gas when the listener is craving for an explosion, and let a more-than-capable vocalist shine in the foreground.

I said closely, because Fenix replaces the more-than-capable vocalist with an excellent rapper instead. The result, to reiterate, is that Fenix has a banging anthem ready for the summer and a potential hit on his hands.

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Ryan Atkins Drops New R&B Single – “Don’t Ask” http://videomusicstars.com/ryan-atkins-drops-new-rb-single-dont-ask/ http://videomusicstars.com/ryan-atkins-drops-new-rb-single-dont-ask/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:27:45 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13843 Ryan Atkins is an R&B recording artist and songwriter, well known in the NJ/NY music scene. She’s been featured on Season 5 of Love and Hip-Hop New York, and is truly a woman that will stop at nothing to entertain.

Growing up in Jersey City, NJ Ryan was gifted with a lovely singing voice and started to really pursue her dream by the age of 11. The sound of her music can best be described as pure and passionate with truthful meaning.

In her own words, Ryan says: “Music is a feeling and I believe only if it comes from my heart and I really love it … then people will feel it.”

From spending time learning from some of the most accomplished producers and writers including Monica, Donell Jones, and Tony Braxton; Ryan has definitely gained tons of experience and truly understands the magnitude in creating the type of timeless music of her own.

Today, more than ever, she is ready and has what it takes to be that up-and-coming icon in the music industry.

Ryan Atkins can be listened to and appreciated on her brand new single, entitled “Don’t Ask” produced by Red Spyder.

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Robot Raven: “Life Goes On” – deeper personal meaning than past material http://videomusicstars.com/robot-raven-life-goes-on-deeper-personal-meaning-than-past-material/ http://videomusicstars.com/robot-raven-life-goes-on-deeper-personal-meaning-than-past-material/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:11:11 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13840 With “Life Goes On”Robot Raven’s latest album, it’s tempting to zoom in on any single turning point in the duo’s timeline to figure out how they made it here. The obvious choices are “Greatest Hits, Part One”, and then “Greatest Hits, Part Two”, containing 36 of their best tracks, and released before any other album or single.  John Rigg (singer, instrumentalist and producer) and Edmond Bruneau (lyricist), have a habit of doing things in an odd manner, which perfectly matches their eclectic characters anyway.  Rigg creates robot machines and is reputed to have the world’s largest museum dedicated to toy and replica robots located in Northeastern Washington. Bruneau is an ex advertising executive who writes jingles and books of poetry.

Moving forward, most bands morph into a shinier and sexier version of their rawer original incarnation, not Robot Raven. Remember they’ve already made their ‘greatest hits’ records, so they’re moving backwards to complete the catalog. Sheer genius! As they morph into a rawer more visceral incarnation of their shinier, sexier selves on “Life Goes On”.

Twelve tracks, on which they lament, rant and rave about relationships and its attached emotions. Only now, though, they stretching out their legs and exploiting their resources to full effect.

Together the two men weave Robot Raven’s ass-stomping classic rock template with rowdy slickness, reveling in styles from soft psych and broiling hard rock while expanding to greater heights through multi-tracking and ghostly ooh-ooh vocals.

There are times when you hear a buzzing layer that doesn’t seem to come from an amp or anything; it’s just there to add a little more dimension. The studio trickery is helpful in both widening the album’s general scope and highlighting textures one at a time, be it a gossamer falsetto or a keyboard figure.

The opener, “Life Goes On”, is so total in its mystifying choral sweep that you almost miss the song’s personal implications about two people trying to get along and deciding whether or not to stay together. “When Loving Right is Wrong” starts cosmic and grows until it’s like the Robot Raven are trying to one up anyone in today’s field of gusting psych rock.

Guitars and drums coexist beautifully in this band, and some of these songs don’t require much else, even as additional elements pop up all the time. “If I Can’t Laugh” is splashed with acoustic sweat, toting a well-defined electric guitar riff and ascending with a high-stepping swatch of choruses.

The crouching “Next Best Thing” is at first driven by the rumbling bass, then carved by the spidery acoustic strumming. “Rub Her Soul”, the oddball rockabilly-induced number, is both goofy and irresistible.

The catchier their songs are, the more fun it sounds like they’re having, and who can argue with that?  “You Know I Want You” is the sound of Robot Raven eagerly and grandiosely taking things into their own hands, with Rigg loading up all his studio trickery. “Text Me, Don’t Sext Me!” has a female vocal and a wah-wah guitar wrapped into a ShowTime soundscape.

I gather it’s a track meant to go on their next “Greatest Hits” record, but got on this one by mistake. If you adore the Everly Brothers styled melodies and harmonies, or maybe even pieces by the Traveling Wilburys, you’ll certainly revel in the album’s closing songs “Make Someone Happy”, “Always Had The Power” and “Life Goes On” (reprise), which are a little less rock and a lot more roll.

The songs on “Life Goes On” are more heartfelt and seem to have a deeper personal meaning than past material they put out.  This shows a clear progression in their craft and an even more intimate chemistry as songwriting partners.

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“Sunshine” – Artem Cithara (ft. Nicole Elizabeth & Slick Sax) – a stunning track http://videomusicstars.com/sunshine-artem-cithara-ft-nicole-elizabeth-slick-sax-a-stunning-track/ http://videomusicstars.com/sunshine-artem-cithara-ft-nicole-elizabeth-slick-sax-a-stunning-track/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:50:55 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13837 The scene opens to the midnight skyline of a neon city while Slick Sax’s saxophone blows like a whirling cool breeze through the balmy summer air, muting the buzzing fluorescent signs that clamor for attention. All the while, Nicole Elizabeth’s breathy vocals murmur and soar above the four-to-the-floor piano-driven beat on the stunning new feel-good single release from Artem Cithara, entitled “Sunshine”. The track is an appropriate composition from a mysterious artist, songwriter and producer whose only goal is to be taken seriously–not only as an EDM icon, but in the context of finer arts.

While much of the electronic music world is still buzzing in circles, trying to find a new route and momentum forward into an uncertain future, Cithara is offering up the other side of the coin: a track with an infallible 90’s aesthetic vision decorated with all the latest electronic craftsmanship.

Though it’s undoubtedly a track for driving down palm-lined roads along the beach front in the July heat, it’s more than a coincidence that it has arrived now. It all means one thing: Artem Cithara is anticipating the season, as well as his peers, showing that he is taking himself seriously. And so should we.

Sunshine” (ft. Nicole Elizabeth & Slick Sax) is a thoughtfully executed and dauntingly coherent Vocal House track, which conjures immediate and unflinching imagery within its first few notes and doesn’t stray for a single second thereafter.

At a time when even the most revered producers are self-effacing, glorified clowns, seeking the most futuristic and complex sounds and collaborations, Artem Cithara has somehow managed to avoid the gimmicky madness modern EDM.

The result is a stunning track that conveys a fully formed aesthetic vision through an immaculate sound stage that stays simple, clean and crisp. Sunshine” (ft. Nicole Elizabeth & Slick Sax) is a genuine delight that skillfully walks the razor thin line between that which feels great to hear and that which feels great to dance to. And he hits it dead bang in the center.

Of course no matter how we cut it, the saxophone is probably this track’s defining factor, and which ultimately separates Sunshine” from the rest of the genre. If you aspire to that stylistic tone, flush with the entire harmonic spectrum – low lows to high highs, where the frequencies delicately balance to form a sublimely enrapturing sonic ambrosia, you’ll find it in Slick Sax’s playing.

Saxophone aside, the vocal element is largely there to form an additional melody within the track, and Nicole Elizabeth does this remarkably well. Silky smooth and with a seductive, breathless female vocal, the whisper-soft melody creates an experience of bliss, coupled with a bassy undertone that adds urgency and punctuates the vibe throughout.

The additional joy is that Artem Cithara has maintained a style that feels warm and original. And for a genre that tends to be satisfied wallowing in established trends more than any other, this is a much needed buck for the mainstream’s standard.

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Sarantos: “Why Ask Why” appeals to a mainstream audience http://videomusicstars.com/sarantos-why-ask-why-appeals-to-a-mainstream-audience/ http://videomusicstars.com/sarantos-why-ask-why-appeals-to-a-mainstream-audience/#respond Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:01:08 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13833 In a sense, Sarantos is as much a realist as he is a romantic; his best songs are about fearing the worst, hoping for the best, and getting lucky sometimes. His best songs are also about three or four minutes long and loaded with licks and melodies befitting of a great singer-songwriter reared on the musical legends of our time. All of those influences coalesce on Why Ask Why”, a tight, spirited rock track.  Purely as sound, this track unquestionably succeeds; though AOR is basically a primary color of modern pop at this point, Sarantos’ vocals and lyrical tics are so well established that any genre bends to his will. Above all else, Why Ask Why” is a showcase for his vocals, and they’re uniformly excellent throughout. He shows a great deal of range without reverting to any predilections for smarmy playacting.

The production is lush and immaculate, and you can hear every bit of space between Sarantos and the other musicians, as well as the always tasteful guitar work. But you can also hear that there are some very expensive microphones: it’s a warm recording, but one that has a glossy coating.

Sarantos has used several of his recordings in the past to stake out new stylistic territory the way other bands switch wardrobes. Now with Why Ask Why” he goes back to basics, or rather back to his fusion of 80’s and modern rock – the thing that he probably does better than anything else. And it’s a winning formula for him.

But aside from all the stylistic changes, one common thread always runs through Sarantos’ music – the thought provoking lyrics. So once again he turns to existential problems, and his question this time around is Why Ask Why”:  “I keep trying to figure out my life. I’m always asking and wondering why. Why do bad things keep happening to me? Eventually I do what I love and music helps turn the tide. I meet the love of my life and like a fairy tale ending, all ends well. But life isn’t always like that, not even in the movies anymore, is it? The hidden message in the lyrics is about hope and never stopping,” says Sarantos. “Never give up on life or yourself because your luck can change at any moment, even when you least expect it. If you believe in yourself, eventually someone else will too and when you least expect it, your life can change in a heartbeat! But is it really luck or just perseverance?”

There are two versions of Sarantos out there in the world jostling for your attention. There’s the singer-songwriter who plays it straight and, on some level, tries to appeal to a mainstream audience that still buys records. And then there’s the unreformed chameleonic artist who impulsively changes styles and genres at will.

However in both of these, there is Sarantos, the generous person, who is always tending an eye towards needy charities. This time around Sarantos and fans chose the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, that offer support services for children with cancer from the moment of diagnosis extending through treatment and beyond.

OFFICIAL LINKS: Sarantos Website – Facebook – Twitter – Google+ – YouTube – iTunes – Vimeo – Reverbnation – Soundcloud

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Boy in the Rain: “Wave” – harmonic richness that serves to pamper your soul http://videomusicstars.com/boy-in-the-rain-wave-harmonic-richness-that-serves-to-pamper-your-soul/ http://videomusicstars.com/boy-in-the-rain-wave-harmonic-richness-that-serves-to-pamper-your-soul/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:15:12 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13830 Boy in the Rain is a composer and solo artist. His style draws heavily from classical and romantic periods, stemming from the traditional piano studies of his youth, but incorporates modern styles into a unique contemporary fashion.  His latest album, “Wave,” is a collection of original piano solos. The piano has a chief interest of exploration for many composers. Through the history of music we can even certify the following: static discoveries and dynamic ones. Bartok, for example, in many of his solo piano pieces is always certain when to use an incomplete chord, which register and which inversion to choose. Thus he made many static discoveries. He would play something like any major triad in the 4th octave, together with an additional third in the 2nd octave, producing a slight dissonance due to a clash of acoustic overtones.

Ravel, Ligeti, and many others, of course, were interested in dynamic means of expression. This is the same expression that interests me, for the simple reason that I don’t want to be challenged by piano music, but rather be emotionally soothed or stimulated by it. Hence when I came across Boy in the Rain’s dynamic playing on “Wave”, I was excited from the get go.

The album contains a real wealth of beautiful music – 15 tracks to be exact. The track titles range from specific imagery (“Scars”) to more amorphous concepts (“Plunge”), but they are all gems to listen to, even without the track titles as a reference.

The music is incredibly relaxing and does what great music is supposed to: transport the listener to another place. Whether you listen intently to the music, or as background for work or something, you cannot help but be moved.

Boy in the Rain does an excellent job on the piano. While none of the songs beg to be described as virtuoso showpieces – and I don’t even think that is part of Boy in the Rain’s intention – nevertheless they show he has a master’s touch at the keyboard; phrasings, dynamics, and ornaments are all so well done.

The essential nature of this fine assemblage of piano mastery makes this album a real treat for any world weary soul. Boy in the Rain is a clear and powerful voice amidst a sea of so-so, same pretension, masking as musical talent. The ambient nature of this man’s playing will fill your home with a harmonic richness that serves to pamper your soul with each listen.

He carves a soundtrack for lovers, for loneliness, and for living. His fleeting piano has that feeling we often associate with the sound; bittersweet, morosely fulfilled, with an undercurrent of swift, raw emotion –an easy way to the heart, but it’s an addicting sensation.

The great expression and emotion in his compositions is perfectly clear. From “If I Lived Again”, to “Song For Sarah” and “Flutter” it is hard not to be moved by Boy in the Rain’s dynamic playing. On this album he has pushed his sonic visions to the fore, as “Wave” is anything but incidental instrumental music.

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TALENTDISPLAY DISCUSSES HIS UPCOMING ALBUM, TALKING NICKI/REMY BEEF, 2CHAINZ AND MORE… http://videomusicstars.com/talentdisplay-discusses-his-upcoming-album-talking-nickiremy-beef-2chainz-and-more/ http://videomusicstars.com/talentdisplay-discusses-his-upcoming-album-talking-nickiremy-beef-2chainz-and-more/#respond Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:34:23 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13827 TalentDisplay confidently fuses old influences into his raw, modern sound, taking rap to a new intoxicating level. The Los Angeles rapper and songwriter TalentDisplay keeps a unique approach to hip-hop that incorporates the influence of fresh sounds, reality and assorted styles. TalentDisplay blasted on to the music scene in 2006 with his self-titled multi-lingual single. Since then, he has worked with superstar artists Fredro Starr and Ca$his, collaborated on pop, rap and R & B tracks while even spending some time working at Paramount assisting with songwriting and more. TalentDisplay uses the love and support of his fans whom he calls “DISPLAYERS” since they constantly show him love and provide him with the inspiration to create more and music. 

Q: How are you Talent?

TalentDisplay: Man doing great, doing great. Shoutout to my DiSPLAYERS and Jamsphere for having me today.

Q: Let’s get to it. So, you’ve recently done something unusual for yourself and joined an online rap contest called “One Take Rap Contest” right?

TalentDisplay: I did, I did. I jumped in on it for fun and also for some promo for my upcoming street album which should be coming up next month. Me and my homie Menace who handled the visuals for it decided to have fun and join the competition. They haven’t decided who won yet and regardless, I appreciate the exposure. Shoutout to Futuristic & AKT Aktion for doing that. That’s a good look.

Q: You mentioned an upcoming album, what’s in store on there?

TalentDisplay: Well, I have a friends of mine as guest features on there which is exciting for me because of what it added to building this fun project. I’ll release the title and title track soon along with the whole thing probably, I just want to get some visuals done prior. Features on there include my dear Heath Ripplinger who also records me for the most part, also my peoples 2K West Ingrid Rayne, Ken Live, Kontious & Filthy One who provided a different flavor and provided a Spanish verse. Going to be fun playing with fire (laughs).

Q: How is the production looking like on there?

TalentDisplay: The production is bananas too! Very diverse, only one producer produced more than one track. The sound goes from Pop to Old School, all over the place on purpose.

Q: Speaking of ‘place’ Talent, how has your previous project “Different Place” been received?

TalentDisplay: Aw man, exceptional. In fact, I plan on shooting a vid for one of the tracks from that EP soon! Hope y’all DiSPLAYERS still bumping that one, it’s available on TalentDisplay.net while my official site TalentDisplay.com is being constructed.

Q: Let’s veer away from your own music and talk about some artists in the game. What do you think of, let’s say, 2Chainz as a rapper? What do you think about Nicki and Remy beefing?

TalentDisplay: I think he’s a fun mainstream rapper who is an absolute genius when it comes to marketing. It’s an element that must be added to the equation of a successful artist, especially given the game’s current state in this tech era. As far as Remy & Nicki beefing… man, it’s interesting… in a way, the online community seems to treat Remy as a Spartan… well… at the end of the Day, they lost, fight and all. Nicki responded lightly and it worked, easily. Would rather see them collab than beef, oh well. Shoutout to them girl though, they eating.

Q: A lot of rappers are entrepreneurial with their hustle. Any one you’d like to be signed to? Diddy or anything like that?

TalentDisplay: Developing myself as an artist, I’ve always wanted to be signed to Fif man (laughs) probably still. I love being independent and hustling for myself but there’s something about 50 Cent’s mind, hustle and perception that I absolutely feel places him in another realm compare to these other dudes. Him, and Jay of course, I’ve seen the J. Cole pattern of success as an artist, and yea… it’s all about those two as far as hip-hop bosses to me.

Q: What if another artist wants to have you featured on their song and such? What would be the best way to reach out to you for a hook or a 16 and stuff?

TalentDisplay: I’m constantly on all my social media sites, especially Twitter. If they got a dope cut, hit me up! I’m always down.

Q: How do you describe your sound as an artist?

TalentDisplay: I’d say more than anything my sound is diverse. I can take it and can truly do a lot with it. I take a lot of pride in my range because it took a lot of hard work, a lot of time and all that. Gotta be proud of what I make when I make it, means a lot.

Q: Before I let you go TalentDisplay, are there any mottos you live by? Any advice for your fans whom you call ‘DiSPLAYERS’ out there?

TalentDisplay: Oh yeah… (pause) one would be “Keep Pushing No Matter What” while reminding the people that “Loyalty Is Everything” definitely.

Q: TalentDisplay, thank you for your time.

TalentDisplay: Thank you, it’s always a pleasure.

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Kris Woodbird: “Monsters of Heart” – sublime songwriting abilities http://videomusicstars.com/kris-woodbird-monsters-of-heart-sublime-songwriting-abilities/ http://videomusicstars.com/kris-woodbird-monsters-of-heart-sublime-songwriting-abilities/#respond Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:08:11 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13824 Kris Woodbird aka Krister Svensson was born in the south of Sweden. He played and was a part of the punk, new wave and art music scene in Lund before moving to Stockholm. He went on to play drums in various indie bands before getting into vocals and songwriting in a band called Wan Light, which he formed with Magnus Karnock, releasing three albums and two EPs. In 2016 Kris Woodbird began his journey with the release of the single “Alien & River”. This led to the album “Monsters of Heart” recorded in Kris’ apartment by producer Håkan Folkesson from Ambitus Production.

I fell in love with this album at first listen. It’s rare to hear an album in its entirety and genuinely enjoy every track, but each of these songs take your mind and your heart on a wistful ride through our collective experiences of life, love and getting to know ourselves in good and bad times.

You can tell Kris Woodbird took great care with “Monsters of Heart”. He’s an everyday guy with the not-so-everyday ability to translate life into lyrics in a meaningful way. His easygoing nature when it comes to love, life and self-discovery are unmatched right now, in my opinion.

Add in his simple guitar accompaniment, and every song becomes a rich story you will want to hear again and again. There is also a nice flow to the album.

There’s a mile-long list of musicians who’ve used rock and roll to try and transmit there messages and moods, and although it might be something of a stretch to call Kris Woodbird a rocker — maybe ‘purveyor of persuasive folk’ works better — his new album, fits right into that rich tradition.

The songs are tasteful, delicate, and ineffably gentle, never sounding anything other than sincere. The end result is an inestimably worthy collection, one rife with hushed melodies and airy arrangements. Woodbird’s playing squarely in his wheelhouse here, and if its confines can occasionally be asphyxiating, it’s hard not to respect an album that evokes a mood so carefully and confidently.

Although lofty praise might reek of hyperbole, there’s no denying the comforting appeal of Kris Woodbird’s sensitive songwriting, which feels like the musical equivalent of a cozy old sweater.

Some of his work, could easily earn comparisons to tortured Irish troubadour Damien Rice, while his kinder, gentler melodies and warm vocals are more akin to Samuel Beam of Iron & Wine, which he wraps in cozy sound acoustic guitar beds designed to lilt and lull rather than challenge the listener.

The opening title track “Monsters of Heart” catapults listeners into Woodbird’s sublime songwriting abilities and his tranquil voice is tantalizing. With a great mix of intensity and passion, it starts the collection in the best way possible. From there on out what stands out the most is his lyrical genius and how every song paints a beautiful picture in the listener’s mind.

In songs such as “The Worst Man In The World”, “The Woman In Me” and “Hand To Hand Time”, it is difficult to fault the seemingly effortless work he produces. As an artist, Kris Woodbird is certainly gifted in telling a story and you definitely get that with these pieces.

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CAM24/7 is back with 2 new hit singles! http://videomusicstars.com/cam247-is-back-with-2-new-hit-singles/ http://videomusicstars.com/cam247-is-back-with-2-new-hit-singles/#respond Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:32:09 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13819 R&B and Neo-Soul and Funk recording artist Cam24/7 is out of Palm Beach County Florida. Representing Belle Glade, his real name is Robbie Mosely. Cam 24/7 never forgot his roots which lie in old school music combined with a hip hop flavor. Versatile and musically creative, you never know what he might come up with.

Cam 24/7 has been singing and writing since the age of 12, singing in his church choir, and  with local r&b groups, also collaborating with up and coming female artists. After a stint doing this and cutting his teeth on many group projects, Cam24/7 decided to go solo and began doing his own projects and working on producing his first solo album entitled “Cam Elements of Love”. This Album is currently available at CDbaby.com.

Now back with a brand new sound and direction, CAM24/7 currently has two hit singles “Girl so Sweet” and “Come and Get it”.  Videos for these hot new singles can be seen on You Tube.

His latest single release “I am Hooked” is currently in heavy rotation on radio stations worldwide including Choice Radio U.K., WHTL 95.2FM Cleveland, NLD Radio Atlanta and KZKOFM Denver.

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René Puchinger: “Emotions” – thematic writing and bursts of suspenseful energy http://videomusicstars.com/rene-puchinger-emotions-thematic-writing-and-bursts-of-suspenseful-energy/ http://videomusicstars.com/rene-puchinger-emotions-thematic-writing-and-bursts-of-suspenseful-energy/#respond Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:12:52 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=13815 Traditionally, when people think of the classical music, they associate it with the likes of old, boring, and antiquated composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. But if we look just a little harder, we will notice that the landscape and conception behind classical music written today is consistently changing. Today, if you open up newspapers and magazines, they are consistently writing encouraging words about the very best up-and-coming 21st century composers in amongst the Hip hop and pop artists. Record labels that release contemporary classical music, are ever increasing, including up and coming labels such as FatCat, Bedroom Community, New Amsterdam Records and Cantaloupe Music, the label that has had an unprecedentedly large influence over the musical landscape of today, in and out of classical music.

Another step down the ladder, in order of distribution possibilities and certainly not in order of artistic qualities, we find the independent composers who write, produce, and distribute everything by themselves. So who are these talented, courageous, and strange geniuses that are challenging the pop musical landscape of today as we know it?

Well one such being is René Puchinger, a Prague based self-taught composer of modern classical and orchestral music. He has been devoted to music composition since his childhood, and his current 2017 EP release is entitled “Emotions”.

This is an emotional and powerful recording of an emotional and powerful work. From this recording, one gets a sense of the full scope of this work, from its most intimate chamber-music-like moments to its most bombastic, expansive, quadruple-forte fury.

René Puchinger demonstrates that handled properly, writing for a full symphony orchestra is a supremely expressive and satisfying way to constructively deal with one’s feelings of loss, conflict, and anger. It would be exceedingly difficult to conceive of more emotionally potent pieces of music currently.

The 5 musical pieces, namely “Mission”, “Contemplation”, “Fade To Black”, “4” and “Defeated”, are each fairly short in length, The longest clocks in at 2 and a half minutes while none of the others reach the 2-minute mark. What does this mean in practical terms? None of the compositions overstay their welcome or ever get to the point of self-indulgence, a trap easily fallen into with so much dramatic, dynamic and bombastic sounding instrumentation at hand.

René Puchinger’s music is a breath of fresh air in the usually predictable classical music world, bridging the gap of concert hall type of writing and film scoring with excellence. Puchinger’s original music plays in some ways more like concert pieces in several places rather than a simple movie score.

His approach is of gentle and pensive lyricism mixed with challenging and slightly avant-garde orchestral techniques for suspense sequences, producing a work of strong dramatic arc and architecture. He creates a moody and ruminating musical world that envelope the listener with alternating sections of emotional thematic writing and bursts of suspenseful energy.

The end result is, as said above, more akin to a concert work although the composer ties everything together with recurring thematic constructs of which varying sentiments is the central one, both emotionally and structurally.

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