Category Archives: RnB

Discrete Gets His Groove On For The Release Of His Brand New Video For ‘C.G.C’

Making the way for young artists like himself, Discrete, the man behind classics such as ‘Move Yo Body’ is back at it again, this time with a more straight forward and razor sharp vibe.

The track itself presents itself as a now instantly recognizable hip-hop hit, with steady, strong beat, yet with an dark and mysterious instrumental to give the whole song the sense that this is for you and your entourage and probably best not played to your loved one on a romantic rendezvous.

The music video clearly depicts the tight group that Discrete hangs with, clearly having fun and joking around, the video also has a cool and enjoyable light tone, making it a classic watch for anyone.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/alwaysdiscrete/tracks

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/embed/qFrxd_VzDLo

Twitter: @alwaysdiscrete  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/always_discrete/

Website: https://sosharpproductions.com/artists

Here For All Of Your Weird And Wonderful Entertainment, Adam 888 Releases New Single ‘Chakra 123’

The body and the mind can be a puzzling topic point, however, Adam 888 seems to capture the natural and melancholic behavior that we all have buried down deep inside.

Adam 888‘s recent release of this instant cloud rap classic ‘Chakra 123’, definitely has heads turning, and with a beautifully complex idea behind the track, depth and meaning is not scarce here.  With a brand new take on the hip hop/rap genre, Adam 888 is guaranteed to be stunning and amazing you every chance he can get.

So be sure to check him out:

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/adam_888

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3yFlU2rloPxu64a2R3AugL?si=wTh9sg1OTyWwVFQjF4jsJA

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD93Jno39TVcdsYA756eF3w/featured

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adam8888888/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/falclorian/

 

New Hip Hop/Grime Act Kalada Has Been Making The Rounds With The ‘Bussa Move’

 

UK based rapper Kalada is introducing the world to a new era of music making, blending genres and mixing elements to create his own style, hens the creation of new track ‘Bussa Move’. 

With a fresh voice, a positive domineer and the moves of a life-loving party goer, Kalada has spent time perfecting his craft and skill to give his fans the best of his capabilities, and with new single ‘Bussa Move’, he is sure to be having people getting up and unleashing on the dance floor.

Having been compared to artists such as Sango, Drake and Wretch 32, Kalada is making sure that he still maintains a unique portrayle, as he has managed to blend brazillian inspired beats to his dancehall styled productions.

So be sure to check him out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kaladamusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kdartist

Twitter: @Kaladamusic

Instagram: Kaladamusic

Roman Zayats Is Sending Us Chills Down The Spine With New Single ‘Cold’

 

 

Whats your preferred music?, Dance? EDM? House?, well now you dont have to choose, as all 3 genres have rolled into one, courtesy of Roman Zayats a Russian DJ, producer and recording artist.

After being a working musician for many years now, and with a back catalog of about 300 songs, Roman is now ready to take his most recent project out into the big wide world, and it couldn’t have come at a more sensible time.

As we are all fighting the winter blues, you can be assured that even though the title of the track is ‘cold’, there is still a chance it could brighten up your life.

So be sure to check him out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/romanzayats_official

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_bvM6qe5zrBy3EosF4yowg

Facebook: facebook.com/roman.zayats.80

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RomanZajats

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roman_zayats_80/

Website: https://romanzayats.com/

 

Crack Of Dawn Set To Release Brand New Album ‘Spotlight’

Welcoming back to the stage, Crack of Dawn! 

After years away from the ‘Spotlight’, this group of highly talented and skilled musicians have recorded and are set to release their latest album, which promises not to disappoint.

The collective minds of musicians Alvin Jones, Greg Gooding, Carl Harvey, Michael Dunston and Trevor Daley have joined forces once again to bring fans a bit of funk back into your lives.

Even Though they are drawing style from their early days, Crack of Dawn are also using new era funk and pop, each member providing musical experiences they have had throughout the years. Little nods to artists such as Bruno Mars, Earth, Wind and Fire and Parliament Funkadelic are heard throughout, even though Crack of Dawn still keep it fresh and make it their own.

With a eclectic mix of tracks this new addition to the world of Crack of Dawn is a great and worthy piece that fans and music listeners everywhere will love.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoNzxEP5sJc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrackofDawnBand/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crackofdawnofficial/?hl=en
Website: https://www.crackofdawn.ca/

 

Souli Roots Is Saving The World, One Song At A Time

 

World Peace Expression’, The latest single from singer-songwriter Souli Roots, who’s appearance on 2013’s X-Factor has cemented a place for Souli to work her way up.

Souli’s positive spirit and can-do attitude is more than a great tool to help her gain success, with her aim to not only enter the charts, but to dominate over everyone else, and to make her new track the Christmas #1 of 2017.

“I will die trying to achieve my dream as an Ambassador of world peace through my music,
I will never give up
I won’t give up” Explains Souli.

After the recent release of Drum and bass song ‘This is the place’ in 2016, she is ready for more than her impressive 19k views on YouTube. And to get there, Souli has had to blend together a diverse mix of musical inspirations and styles, ranging from sounds reminiscent of African instrumentation, to Bob Marley inspired melodies, Souli is pulling out all the stops to help bring peace through her words and music.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/souliroots
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/search/results/world%20peace%20expression
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/souliroots
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/souli.roots.1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/souliroots
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/souliroots34/
Website: www.souliroots.co.uk

 

Multi-Talented Lawrence Preston Is Back, With New Single ‘Something For You’

 

Lawrence Preston has returned to top form with his funk-soul roots, with brand new track ‘Something For You’.

Lawrence Preston has always been a formidable player in the funk-soul scene, with original hit ‘Driving Me Away’, which was actually one of the first songs he wrote in the early 90’s. As well as this, his previous album release, ‘And Now, Lawrence Preston’, which was released in 1997.

Lawrence first began his musical journey at an early age, where he would watch and take part of his parents gospel group ‘The Sensational Travelers’, he would then at the age of 5 years old, he would be hired to front another family group, known as the ‘Fantastic Four’. 

Throughout his professional career, he has managed to gain strengths and talents in a number of varied areas, becoming a bass player for many touring bands and artists such as Dorothy Morrison. While he had honed his craft throughout the years, he soon found himself motivated to write and record his own original material, which led to him gaining skills in being a producer, writer and performer.

Now with the release of new track, Lawrence is ready to take on the world, and restore a little bit of funk back into your day.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@law_preston

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.preston.37

 

 

Adonis: From Mortgage Broker to Music Bringer

 

Throughout the years, Adonis has been taking a sabbatical from the music industry, however, he’s back with brand new single ‘My Different Lover’.

Adonis was born in Buffalo, New York, but shortly moved to California where he found his love for music, performing in bands and writing music while in Junior high. Early influences include Motown, expanding over the years to progressing to playing Bass guitar, which he received at the age of 12.

After realising he wanted to study and produce records as well write and perform, he went on to study  music theory, electronic music, and sound recording at California State University at Northridge.

After learning and practising his skill and craft, he then went on years of touring with a number of different bands including  Alphonse Mouzon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Miracles, Finis Henderson, and Richard Pryor.

Adonis had met Earth, Wind, & Fire Guitarist Al McKay, who was working on new solo material, and had Adonis as one of the members. A demo was made, however no record deals came to fruition.

However Adonis had used this experience to push himself further, “Working with Al Mckay motivated me to fine tune my writing skills”.  Throughout the years has worked with musicians and has make appearances playing bass and doing backing vocals for the likes of Glenn Jones,  Finis Henderson and Garry Glenn. 

After this success, he then went into a career of business and professional investing. Taking 19 years away from music, Adonis honed his craft as a Mortgage Broker, Real Estate Investor and Investor Relations Manager in facilitating the sale of privately held stock for companies.

He is now ready for a return, with powerful, yet delicately enlightening ‘My Different Lover’ which is out on October 26th. 
ITunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/my-different-lover-single/id1287236160 

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/adonis83

 

Get to know: J.J Leone

It’s easy to simply label a lot of artists as ‘singer-songwriters’, but J.J Leone takes this title to the next level, blending his talented songwriting skills with an easy listening combination of R&B and soul. We were lucky enough to have chat with him:

How did you get your initial start in music?

I was heavily influenced by my older brother’s musical ability as a kid, he was already doing tours when I was growing up but he introduced me to a lot of music and played guitar around me all the time. I looked up to him and still do, so I wanted to learn to play guitar like he could. I picked it up by ear and by watching him, then when I discovered guys like Jimi Hendrix, John Frusciante and John Mayer, they really pushed me to try different things with the instrument. Eventually I moved on to learning the drums, largely due to heavy rock and metal music I discovered, bass guitar and electronic production, which I put down to my love of Hip-Hop. I learnt everything by ear and with no tuition. I never really had a lot of confidence in my voice until I was like 18, and things grew from there!

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

I don’t really have an ‘ultimate aim’ or an ‘end goal’ in music, because I’m not creating music to tick boxes along the way or to think: ‘Once I get to this stage, I’ll be satisfied’. I write and perform music because I love it, and the way it can bring people together. ‘Making it’ has different meanings to different people. If someone sits down one day and says ‘I wanna learn how to play Little Wing on the guitar’ and then a year later they can, then they’ve made it! I’m the kind of person who is restless and never really satisfied, so I just want to make music for many years and what will come will come!

How long have you been writing your own music?

I started writing my own music around the age of 14. It was never normally for myself, or I didn’t picture that these songs will have me singing them, or anything would come from them, I just enjoyed it! The first serious music I wrote was for my band when we were 15; we took a couple of them into the studio and we got to open for Suzi Quatro, Hot Chocolate and tour Barcelona amongst other things, so I guess they went down alright! That was the first time I realised that I could possibly get somewhere with my music, so ever since then every lyric, melody and instrumental section has been written by myself!

Who are your top three influences and why?

Stevie Wonder, Prince and Cody Chesnutt. There are so many more great musicians who i really admire, but Stevie Wonder for the simple fact of how long he has been around and stayed at the top of his game. He has made maybe two songs I don’t like in his whole career. Prince because of his attitude and diversity. Not only an amazing musician, who played all the instruments on his tracks himself, but because he was always coming up with something fresh and was an artist who defied genres and boundaries. You could tell he was just in it for the music and didn’t care about critics or any of that stuff. My brother introduced me to Cody Chesnutt a few years ago. He played me his album ‘The Headphone Masterpiece’. Cody really inspires me because he recorded that entire album is his mum’s kitchen, with some really basic recording gear. It taught me that you don’t have to have this and that costing x amount of dollars or pounds to put your message out there, he had a real DIY attitude, something I’m trying to apply to my own music.

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

I suppose I would just like people to know that everything you hear on ‘With You’ is done by me. All the writing, the vocals, the instrument, the production. That and the fact that its available NOW WORLDWIDE!

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I’m based in Norwich. The local music scene is pretty tight-knit to be honest, every band kind of knows each other. There is actually a lot of singer-songwriters based here too, and a couple of venues that put on ‘Oen Mic’ nights, so there is a really good chance to connect with other artists. Norwich is a pretty artsy place in general, which I like. I’ve played in quite a few places in Norwich, and the county of Norfolk in general, I really like ‘The Owl Sanctuary’ because they are really fair to the artists who play there, its a really chilled vibe.

Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

There was a rapper I heard a couple of months back called ‘Obongjayar’ (I hope I’m spelling that right!). His stuff is really sick and I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t do some bits in 2017.

Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with: @iamjjleone. My official website is www.jjleone.com, which has further links to my Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud etc.

 

Listen to J.J’s new single ‘With You’ here:

GET TO KNOW: Mike Maro

How did you get your initial start in music?

I remember quite clearly, I was 8 years old when a 16 years old friend of mine was rapping the lyrics to Sisquo’s “Unleash the Dragon” and I was so intrigued by this. From then on, I instantly became attracted to the art of being able to memorise and sing songs. I began my journey by constantly repeating all the songs I liked and buying various lyric books to learn the lyrics to my favourite songs.

Aside from rapping I was especially attracted to my church’s choir and only fully decided to become part of it when a girl I had a crush on was involved. Joining the choir taught me how to sing in a range of notes and gave me the first ears I now have for instrument and voice harmonisation.

 

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

Becoming the best version of me I can possibly be. This makes so much sense to me because I believe once you are your true self, it will be much harder for others to plagiarize your work without sounding unoriginal. I want to set a distinct mark for who Mike Maro is and make it very easy for people who feel the music to understand why they feel that way.

Asides this, my ultimate aim is to be seen as more than a rapper. I try my best to tell stories and say things that are relevant to the world we live in today. In this way I can be a part of helping shape the communities we live in and be a source of hope to my listeners.

Lastly, I want to make music that is timeless and be remembered as someone who overcame circumstances surrounding him and leave a mark that will be untouched through out history.

 

How long have you been writing your own music?

I started writing when I was 11 years old and I’m 23 now, so that is almost 13 years.

 

Who are your top three influences and why?

This is a really hard question because I have so many influences but Tupac Shakur would have to be one of them. This is because of what he stood for as an artist and how potent his work is till today. He spoke about things we still can’t fail to mention today and I admire his work ethic and what he was able to accomplish in a matter of 6 years.

Jay Z is a huge influence to me because of how consistent he has been in his career. I respect the fact that he has given kids a vision to see for their selves that no matter what an A&R or Record Label Exec says to you (in terms of not making it), that doesn’t matter because your ambition is greater. The fact that he has given so much back to his community and being able to not get shadowed by  his music alone is something I will always be moved by.

Another one of my influences has to be Drake. I can remember how music was before Drake and that sentence alone is why I respect his influence. The fact that I now know that being your original self is the only right way in this business is because of people like Drake. He was able to move the world simply by putting out what’s real to him out there.

 

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

I actually wrote the lyrics for the song in 2013 and they stuck with me since then so I felt the need to put that into the world. Also, the first part of it is called 0-100, a song originally performed by Drake. You can find a link to this on my soundcloud.

 

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I am currently living in Bromley. I am quite new here so am still exploring the scene. However, I tend to branch out to East Croydon, Hoodoos venue in particular. I like that spot because I get to watch live music from different genres such as rock, folk, jazz etc. as well as be a part of the performing artists there.

 

Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

From the people I have had the chance to work with or be around (From Nottingham) – I’ll recommend Mr Virgo who is a DJ and produces bassline beats. He has just dropped an EP titled “Bits”.

A really cool rapper to listen to is Tey Chaplin – you can find his project “Die Hard” on soundcloud.

Also another dope MC is Snowy from Nottingham.

 

Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

I am currently using my YouTube channel and Soundcloud as my major outlets for the music I am making. You can also stay updated on various projects I am working on by following my social media pages.