Edgy L’s latest release ‘Wrong Things (feat. Ansaly)’ is an energetic anthem. With stadium level energy and equally matched sound ‘Wrong Things’ builds to a ecstatic crescendo. Pounding bass, steady kick drums, pulsating synths, and oscillating keys all come together in a blend of pure power. Lyrically ‘Wrong Things’ covers a romance on the edge and sonically Edgy L and Ansaly craft a tune that takes the listener over that edge into a precipice of potent musical paradise.
Luccini Sweets’ ‘Cosmic Salt’ EP is an intergalactic spiritual experience. With lush chords, ambient keys, deep bass and crisp unique percussion ‘Cosmic Salt’ boasts an idiosyncratic soundscape that conjures up feelings of bliss, infatuation, imagination, and ecstasy. The production lays the foundation for a musical journey that is both relaxing and engaging. Engaging beyond the point of solely sonics alone Luccini Sweets piques the curiosities of both the mind and spirit equally. ‘Inner Stellar’ is more than a witty play on words, or a self aggrandizing affirmation of a Rock Star persona. The track doubles as a detailed description of the 5th dimension sprinkled in with other esoteric knowledge. Tracks like ‘In The Mood’ still give a straight forward R&B vibe needed to set the mood when the time is right. Occasionally the atmosphere is felt on ‘Cosmic Salt’ simply by the instrumentals, the EP closer ‘Borealis’ concludes the project with a heartfelt instrumental that expands into stadium level chants overtop oscillating synths and alien-like basslines. Luccini Sweets closes the project with the same mysterious aura he opens it with. ‘Ethereal Haze’ introduces the listener to ‘Cosmic Salts’, a truly intriguing track that has a hauntingly beautiful vibe that will only evolve as the EP continues.
With a story as interesting as his songs Hip-Hop artist Bert G takes his unique brand of music on the road in the most original way. The educator and innovator takes his creativity from solely audio to the avant-garde performance. Though his sound is perfect for the proper stage and sound system, with singles like ‘Don’t Need That Energy’ that boast witty lyrics, humor and insight over top booming bent 808 bass, crisp percussion and hauntingly distorted keys, Bert G opts for making his own unique way when it comes to touring. Kicking off the #NoStageTour Bert G stated “I didn’t have a platform so I created my own platform” in the next few months he’ll be performing in 7 non-traditional places.
The line “I don’t need a follower to tell me that I’m worth something” acts as more than a witty introspective one-liner in the hook on “Cali Vibe” and more of a mission statement. The educator who returned to rap in his 30’s after leaving Hip-Hop for a decade takes his motivational speaking skills to a meta level while schooling artists on how to build a fan base and force the spotlight onto oneself. Bert blends his music passion with years of experience as a Boys & Girls Clubs Director, middle school teacher and motivational speaker, who’s spoken to over 60,000 students. After already performing at a subway station with a Cellist Carlos Cooper, some other spots will include a Bodega, BKYLN CREPE Juice Bar which will cap off the entire tour as part of the Make Music NYC’s Music Festival on June 21st.
With a message in his music Bert G is on a mission to impact the hearts and minds of the listeners, to be the first educator to win the best Rap Song Grammy. With a history of working with brands to make an difference and working as an After School Director for Children of Promise he partnered with the Brooklyn Nets and Kaboom! to help build a playground for 150 children with incarcerated parents. He plans to further help the community with his ‘No Stage Tour’. With a solid sound that is catchy, energetic, intelligent and live Bert G has everything at his disposal for an artistic takeover. Crafting anthems that are perfect for any occasion and leave a lasting impact on the listener this innovative educator is reaching more people than ever with his music and mission. His conviction is felt in every song so when stating “I don’t need a stage. I am the stage” it is obvious that the #NoStageTour will be the place to be.
Meco Velez’s latest release ‘DARK’ is an adventurous EP. The opener ‘LOOK’ acts as a mission statement and direct command. Over a raw guitar loop, booming 808’s, and crisp percussion Meco Velez flawlessly flows boasting braggadocios bars and immediately commanding attention. ‘Throw It Back’ continues the mood with a club anthem that is catchy, intoxicating and unique. Meco Velez’s ear for production is pristine, each track on ‘DARK’ crafts a particular mood and energy. ‘Love The Way’ is a street ballad detailing infatuation. ‘Ocean Drive’ slows down the tempo with ambient pads, half-time percussion, and distant subdued bass. Meco Velez adopts a falsetto delivery for this sensual offering that is direct, carnal, and climactic. The final leg of ‘DARK’ begins with ‘Karma’, a track that details a detached vengeful wish for a former lover. The pace picks up with an amazing guitar loop, uptempo Trap drums, and a rapid fire in-and-out flow. ‘Palm Tree’ concludes the EP, a final note that is as introspective as it is energetic. Meco Velez’s Pop sensibilities shine throughout each track but hit a highlight on the chorus, melody and delivery on ‘Palm Tree’. Driip adds additional vocals that perfectly compliment Meco Velez’s. ‘DARK’ all and all is an honest offering that covers much ground and cements Meco Velez as a talent that can do it all.
Anita Patricia White’s music draws on her deep faith and spiritual strength. ‘The Lord My Strength’ is a slow tempo religious ballad with live drums, glorious harmonies, angelic keys and triumphant lyrics. A testament to the resilience required in her faith Anita Patricia White crafts a song that is truly inspirational. ‘Before Your Throne’ is another example of Anita’s talent. An ode to the humility of a disciple, over lush instrumentation, an airy guitar introduction, and expounding keys and drums. ‘Before Your Throne’ is another powerful song of praise.