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Nyentek – Okay, So Let’s Say…at times blissfully bizarre

A self-proclaimed firm supporter of DIY music, New York-based artist Mislav Forrester and his project Nyentek have contributed a huge number of recordings to the experimental music space, including his most recent effort, Okay,...


Joe Blessett: “Excuse Me” – The worlds of jazz, rock and soul cross paths

On his latest album release, “Excuse Me”, Joe Blessett sets the stage with “Who’s In My Shit” – a bass-pounding swing which leads into a fat, flowing guitar-heavy groove you can bop your head to. From there on o...



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On “Ocean Skin” Harrison Nida shows off music talent

Hailing from Northern California, San-Carlos native Harrison Nida relocated to Manhattan, set about defining his sound. He draws influences from Weezer, Jack Johnson, Blink 182, and Nirvana. Growing up riding motorcycles, sk...



Topper-Griffin-Hollick: “The Good and The Bad of Love” – speaks in the language of love

Lyricist Frank Topper continues his interesting and fruitful collaboration with singer Melissa Hollick after their successful attempt with the song “Channeling You”. This time, Greenbrae’s modern-day love poet, h...


Transference: ‘The Navigators’ – A new genre is born with this release

The Australian-based band, Transference is a new modern day Psychedelic incarnation that features a core musical unit and features guest vocalists from all around the world. The core band consists of Michael Puskas (all guitars...



Artist Spotlight: Valence – their music is both accessible and instrumental

The modern rock scene may be dominated by bands who produce both music and lyrics, but Valence is a four-piece group out of Westchester, N.Y., who is determined to take a stand for the value of purely instrumental music and its...


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Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra – “Pray for Rain” – poignant and affecting

Strings aren’t just set aside for Celtic or orchestral groups—they’ve found their way back into acoustic Americana on Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra’s debut studio album, Pray for Rain. A predominately stri...


The Norine Braun Chronicles: Journal of a Grassroots Musician – Released

Award-winning bluesy artist with a siren’s voice, Norine Braun has released, The Norine Braun Chronicles: Journal of a Grassroots Musician. The documentary is an entertaining and engaging look at “life on the road”...



Dechard – Producer, Dj and Sound Designer

Dechard (born 21 July 1989), is a producer, dj and sound designer, born and raised in Italy with Belgian origins. He usually works on modular sounds and his vibe is vintage yet also modern. He always manages to keep his tracks ...


Robert Haggarty – “RH” is unique, with a rhythmic flow and creative use of words

Robert Haggarty is a rapper and producer who attended Columbia College Chicago, graduating with a major in fiction writing and a significant number of poetry classes under his belt. He started rapping after being introduced to ...