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....
Max Freegrant – Wonderful Life (Album)

Max Freegrant – Wonderful Life (Album)

Kysil Maxim, better known as Max Freegrant, was born in the country of Ukraine back in 1989. He picked up music at a young age and has been producing some of the highest quality Trance music for the last decade. The talented artist has landed releases on labels such as Armada, Anjunabeats, Black Hole Recordings, and Zerothree, en route to establishing a successful platform of his own, Freegrant Music, while racking up support from some of the scene’s heavyweights every step of the way. As 2017 is now well under way, Freegrant prepares for the release of his brand new artist album titled Wonderful Life coming out this May. After a lengthy two years of work, the finished product is a seventeen track masterpiece that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of Trance fanatics. Description: ‘Arrow’ sets the album’s tone early on. Shot right from the production bow of Freegrant and Brian Liedl, they quickly center a soft melody over a succulent guitar riff when Mike Schmidt’s soothing vocals join, rounding out a full-bodied release. ‘Wonderful Life’ is Max Freegrant’s first solo offering on the album and the LP’s title track. As Max develops a quick pace early on, the playful synth melodies deliver a smooth progression that flashes Freegrant’s diversity early on in the LP. Tracks such as ‘Titan’ take the musical journey a bit deeper, using the blank musical canvas to cast a vibrating synth line over the track’s sturdy, percussive backbone. Freegrant then dials in the synths, tightens the percussion, and goes full on Progressive Tech heater for a solid 5 minutes, giving but a...
DeeWain gives a toast to the doubters and non-believers on his mixtape ‘Sense of Entitlement #SoE’

DeeWain gives a toast to the doubters and non-believers on his mixtape ‘Sense of Entitlement #SoE’

Anyone who has doubted DeeWain in the past is made to apologise by his new mixtape ‘Sense of Entitlement #SoE’. DeeWain believes that everyone is entitled to be successful in life. His mixtape encourages people to realise their own potential by focusing on their goals instead of negative, often unsolicited input from others. It encourages continued enjoyment of life in defiance of these opinions. This message is conveyed through a mixture of party hip-hop and smooth RnB, on 10 tracks which are about to move to the top of your favourite club’s playlist. People’s anthem ‘#SoE’ headlines this mixtape and celebrates life with a bass that will turn any party into a festival.  On ‘Bounce’, DeeWain declares that he will ‘have hits until the end’ of his career, which is blatantly obvious to everybody listening to this fantastic track, which asks fans to ‘believe in yourself, know your wealth’ and always seek to achieve. Lyrics on the spoken word outro ‘Stone’s Outro (ft. Henry Stone)’ such as ‘time and again I’m igniting my pen,’ are supported by poignant and detailed social commentary on the mixtape’s fifth track ‘The n Word.’ Away from this lyrical fire, chilled, classic vibes find their way onto the mixtape through ‘90s RnB (ft. Priya)’ which mixes magnificent vocals with memorable production and DeeWain’s unique flow to create yet another hit record. Sick of hearing poor quality RnB on the radio, DeeWain made this track to retrieve the unforgettable sound which made RnB so irresistible in the 90s. ‘Sense of Entitlement #SoE’ is more than just a mixtape. This is for everyone who finds themselves...
Sip some drank and vibe to Cadillac Muzik

Sip some drank and vibe to Cadillac Muzik

Cadillac Muzik brings positivity, passion and a game-changing funk to your speakers with their singles ‘Mind Play’ and ‘Vibration’, released on their own label Bona Fide Mindz Entertainment. The Hip-Hop duo wants their music to be a positive, empowering social influence. They want anyone who is living in a negative environment to play their music and find the inner strength to change the way they’re living for the better, no matter how difficult that may be. They do so using brilliant, soulful beats and powerful vocals. Like many southern Hip-Hop acts, the duo is influenced by the pioneering Dungeon Family, particularly by Outkast and the Organised Noize production which underpinned much of their success. The chords and vocals on ‘Mind Play’ will immediately bring this sound to Hip-Hop fans’ minds. However, Cadillac Muzik pioneers in its own way, mixing this influence with Hip-Hop from across America, Pop royalty such as The Beatles and Rock icon Jimi Hendrix. Band members Beseja “Caddymack” Moses and Scott Campbell, created Cadillac Muzik, not simply because they love music, but because they want their sound to make an indelible mark on Hip-Hop culture. Numerous well-established artists are taking note of their talent. Cypress Hill, Lil Boosie and The Temptations are just a few of the acts Cadillac Muzik has opened for, as they proudly represent Texas will their marvellous music. However, Cadillac Muzik does not only excel at production. Imaginative lyrics such as ‘my heart’s so cold, I’m rocking a chinchilla’ give an excellent justification for wearing more layers outside, while celebrating the duo’s success and distinctive style. They refuse to allow others to...