There are hundreds, if not thousands of songs and instrumentals being released through free-streaming sites by the hour. It is always extremely refreshing when you come across a producer that not only thoughtfully puts together an assortment of sick beats, but is also capable of laying his own lyrics on the track to truly bring… Continue reading Nat King Lam Paves the way for Producers as a Creative Chameleon
Just a few short weeks ago, footage of a rough version of a young woman’s song leaving Pharrell Williams speechless during an NYU masterclass went viral. Today, the entire world is able to partake on the same lyrical journey Maggie Rogers took Skateboard P on while playing her song Alaska. Rogers was able to combine an almost ethereal sounds and melodies with rough, earthy sounds and rhythms to compel the type of emotions most people conceal until they are completely alone. Her songwriting in Alaska walks the listener through what is almost a rebirth into a new self, while the supporting music uses sounds that you can almost touch and feel – sounds that make you feel colors. In fact, the lyrics bring you there in the physical, a healing journey through the rural canvas of Alaska.
Her previous repertoire is made up of folk-like songs and ballads, whereas Alaska encompasses dance music and natural, organic sounds all in one. It takes a certain kind of sound, a certain kind of artist to make the person on the other end want to cry, run, and blissfully dance at the same time. The viral video with Pharrell seemed to be the catalyst for Maggie Roger’s music career, and we can only hope that she will continue to move us through her music in the future. Below is a link to Roger’s Alaska on SoundCloud, written and co-produced by the artist. Please feel free to leave your comments/thoughts on the up and coming artist’s new song.
Maggie Rogers – Alaska
Having a well put together press kit is one of the most important self-branding tools to keep under your belt. Most people think that simply having a website or landing page with all of their materials is the only thing that they need. Although this is a critical element to your artistic delivery, a proper… Continue reading Perfecting Your Press Kit
Dej Loaf dropped a new track with a hype beat produced by DDS. I really enjoy listening to this artist particularly because of the way her flow basically forces you to travel along the top line with her voice. The Detroit artist has stepped up to the front line since her rookie days and last… Continue reading Dej Loaf “Like a Ho”
Over the course of the past few years I have spent a lot of my time scouring different locations for hidden talents that are waiting to be exposed. The process could have gone a lot smoother had my idea for a radar gun that detects “SupaFly Talent” and “Wack A** Wangsta” came into fruition (my engineers… Continue reading “I’m Different!” – How to cut through the industry noise
Yungstar 6’3 is a dynamic triple threat as a DJ, rapper and marketing connoisseur who has been a frequent highlighted topic in my reviews over the past few years. Most importantly, an extremely talented who happens to be a friend. I met Yungstar back in 2013 shortly after the release of his video ‘Nothing’s Promised” and have been a fan and full supporter ever since. This time he’s back with a video for his latest release, “Hold Up”. Yungstar 6’3 always comes with a full forced delivery that demands your attention from start to finish. You can count on the music being something to wile out to. All while sticking to his true New York roots both in sound and style. One of the things I appreciate most about this artist is his organic approach in everything he does. He is someone that everyone can pretty much identify themselves with and he never puts on a front to be someone he is not. This is consistent in his interviews, his performances and his videos. He has stayed true to his independent path which is highly commendable.
This video in particular is very light hearted and looks like they are having a lot of fun in the process. I always enjoy a new release from Yungstar, and I know 2015 will be a year of big movements for him and his team. To jump on the bandwagon go ahead and check out the video to “Hold Up” and tell us what you think!
What constitutes credibility? I can firsthand attest to the fact that one of the greatest challenges for young entrepreneurs to gain success is the big bold red stamp veteran peers tend to place on them that claims “Lack Of Credibility”. In most cases, it takes a little bit of time for people to build a… Continue reading What constitutes credibility?