Cold Charlie presents his intense new album NI4NI

Cold Charlie presents his intense new album NI4NI

Cold Charlie pulls no punches on his intense debut album NI4NI. The Montreal rapper’s music offers  a relentless social commentary. If you’re looking for a fun, easy-going pop album, look elsewhere. NI4N is dark, introspective, sometimes aggressive and fascinating. Most importantly Cold Charlie has created a unique, blisteringly powerful sound. Listeners will be grateful that NI4NI‘s album artwork carries the warning ‘Parental Advisory:Explicit Bass,’ as this bass sounds like a volcano erupting right in front of their face. Unlike many other rappers, Charlie’s passion for music was initially sparked by rock as he listened to legendary bands such as Pink Floyd, before finding affinity with the politically conscious rap of artists such as NWA and Ice T which brought the 1980s to a close in a furious musical crescendo. Charlie then combined the two genres as he wanted to shatter what he perceived as common illusions about society, using rap as a platform to present his worldview. It is not easy to drive a musical bulldozer through social convention. However, with tracks such as ‘Death is taxes’ Charlie is intent on highlighting the deep flaws he sees in the political system in which we all live. Charlie’s vision of the world is conveyed with some imaginative lyrics and an excellent choice of beats. One of the purposes of art is to creatively convey different ways of looking at the world in an entertaining and creative manner. NI4NI does just that. http://www.coldcharlie.me/ http://www.facebook.com/snipercoldcharlie/ http://www.reverbnation.com/coldcharlie4 http://twitter.com/officialkarlo...
Bougenvilla prepares to turn your life into a rave with ‘No Sleep’

Bougenvilla prepares to turn your life into a rave with ‘No Sleep’

As March comes to an end, Bougenvilla are already planning to shut down summer with their new anthem ‘No  Sleep’. The Dutch duo’s creative process is not limited by dance music conventions or traditional perceptions of the genre. Bougenvilla only makes music for one reason; to bring a festival to your eardrums. Genres are crossed, musical barriers are broken down, and a summer anthem is created. Everyone at Urban Dubz sincerely hopes your speakers have sufficiently powerful sub-woofers to cope with No Sleep’s bassline.  LZRZ assists as vocals collide with bass and synths to provide an eruption of sound which will have you planning to spend your entire summer at a festival somewhere warm, so that you can hear this song on repeat. Bougenvilla’s upcoming shows covering South Africa, India, Finland and the UK, show that their tunes are quickly becoming global phenomena. Bougenvilla is throwing a global party and everyone is invited. Nevertheless they remain immensely popular in the Netherlands, having just delivered a historic show at the legendary Heineken Music Hall. Away from the turntables, Bougenvilla and LZRZ, wanted to deliver a track which would dominate the airwaves. As usual they have succeeded with ease. The versatility of ‘No Sleep,’ since it is a Future House track which can be played on pop radio and is, frankly, far better than most pop tracks, enables Bougenvilla to provide you with a 24 hour summer party. Whether you’re listening online, on radio or in a party this track will become inescapable over the coming months. Connect with Bougenvilla on social media: facebook.com/BougenvillaNL   soundcloud.com/bougenvilla   twitter.com/BougenvillaNL  ...
John Dole – Real Love / Smoke Em If You Got Em (single) – Release 5th May 2017 on Kaneda Records

John Dole – Real Love / Smoke Em If You Got Em (single) – Release 5th May 2017 on Kaneda Records

John Dole’s eclectic sound is a blend of old school sample based Hip-Hop and modern electronic production.  Heavily influenced by RJD2, Aesop Rock and Outkast as well as the social commentary of The Streets intertwined with smooth soulful vibes drawn from D’Angelo. Juxtaposing off-kilter beats, smooth instrumentals and funky synths, John Dole is an authentic voice within North Eastern Hip-Hop. An accomplished percussionist and guitarist, performing in various Hardcore and Math bands before finding his niche within the Hip-Hop and Electronic scene. His love of music began early in his life, while digging through his parents CD and vinyl collection as a child; he became fascinated that these discs held sounds. John Dole is signed to Newcastle based Kaneda Records and performs live with Producer Callum Isaac Haze. Regularly accompanied by a live band, his upcoming shows include a Single Launch at Bar Loco on the 20th May, with his first performance of the year at Ernest on the 31st March and will also appear at this year’s Northern Electric Festival (21-22 July 2017) where he will be launching his follow up EP. The single will be available from the Kaneda Bandcamp: kanedarecords.bandcamp.com/ as well Itunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other online stores. Facebook facebook.com/johnd0le/ Soundcloud soundcloud.com/johndole kanedarecords.com/ John Dole Single – ‘Real Love & ‘ Smoke Em If You Got Em’ Release Date – 5th...
Your ears are going to dig Orbital Mechanix’ fresh new sound

Your ears are going to dig Orbital Mechanix’ fresh new sound

Orbital Mechanix record label is owned and run by artists. With no corporate interests calling the tune, these artists are able to push the boundaries of different genres to create a unique, irresistible sound and produce tracks that will take over your playlist. Their scintillating compilation, OM Vol.1 sees jazz, neo-soul, RnB and pop mixed with hip-hop to create a memorable sonic experience. Orbital Mechanix’ music is not like anything you will hear on the radio. It reflects the best of classic hip-hop while offering a new interpretation of the genre.  On the compilation’s first track HW2, MSNRA mix an excellent flow with beautiful backing vocals and a beat which uses real instruments to create a symphony of swag. Production like this has been absent from mainstream hip-hop for some time. The RnB kicks in on ‘Paper Dreams’ as Orbital Mechanix gives listeners a quality melody with serious social commentary, on a track as enjoyable as it is interesting. This compilation is so good that your ears will write you a sincere letter of thanks after you listen to it. If you blast the compilation through the loudest possible speakers, so will your neighbours. The compilation is designed to push boundaries in sound. That it certainly does. OM Vol.1 redefines what is musically possible, dropping an instrumental in the middle of the compilation, just to make the full extent of their talent clear. This talent is already being noticed with Shara Lunon, member of Orbital Mechanix, being invited to perform at the Gaze Festival in Gainesville, before the label has even released an album. Their music is notable for...
Jupiter Grey presents his debut single ‘Black Mirrors’

Jupiter Grey presents his debut single ‘Black Mirrors’

Jupiter Grey looks to turn RnB on its head with his debut single ‘Black Mirrors.’ The club beats which are omnipresent in modern RnB are absent from this record. Instead listeners are treated to raw, passionate vocals over a beat which uses actual instruments. Jupiter’s music does not come from a production line. Rather, it is an authentic expression of his identity as an artist, of his wish to be unique, and of the wide array of influences which have inspired him to create music. Coming from Jupiter’s debut EP ‘Wounded Soul’ this track offers sonic poetry, giving listeners a chance to understand the singer’s emotional contortions as he fought through a difficult period in his life. Everything in this track is authentic. Nothing is exaggerated, nothing is added. ‘Black Mirrors’ is a genuine expression of Jupiter’s feelings, laid bare for the public. Jupiter wants to express exactly who he is through his music. The journey into sound presented by the excellent guitar riff present throughout the song is also a journey into Jupiter’s soul. The track was made to not only cross the musical boundaries represented by genre, but also cultural boundaries, as everyone can relate to Jupiter’s authentic musical style. It is never easy differing from the norm. Many artists are unwilling to take risks. However, Jupiter Grey is not many artists. He presents a unique musical vision through an excellent track through ‘Black Mirrors.’ Listeners may be surprised to hear music which may be more closely associated with rock on RnB radio. Yet, they are about to hear Jupiter’s music everywhere thanks to this irresistible record....