Zumbi’s latest single ’25 Fires’ is an epic offering of resilience. Over crisp crunchy percussion, a sparse hypnotic piano loop, ambient bass and a distant disaster siren Zumbi deliver their signature Trip-Hop. Tribal bongos, a steady shaker and a slowed down funk bassline lay the foundation for each verse. Vocals of perseverance pulse in in a sparing flow with a combination of raw energy and innate cool. Zumbi are ‘people with a mission’ and their musical methods of messaging makes for a fiery single that is equally funky, soulful and impactful.
Ruthie Bolton, World-Class athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist, converts her drive into song with the uplifting and optimistic dynamic new single “Dream Big”. The original version of the single is a blissful inspirational ballad, over soft keys, lush percussion and floating chords Ruthie Bolton sings of the promise of dreaming big and pouring your heart into your passion. The accompanying Afro Beat alternative version is sure to inspire the body as much as the predecessor inspired the spirit. With a smooth bass-line, thunderous percussion and nonstop driving rhythms ‘Dream Big Things (AfroBeat)’ is a song of affirmations put into action. Ruthie Bolton’s story is inspiring and her music is another honest offering of a story that is fuel for the spirit and an acceleration into action. https://dreambigrb.com/
J. Maurice’s latest release ‘Facetime’ is a fiery single that is a seductive anthem packed with bass, rhythm and a memorable chorus. With soft sensual chords juxtaposed against an upbeat bouncy bassline J. Maurice delivers his signature flow, smooth persona and natural boss attitude. A slick chorus hooks the listener into another party anthem for the summer. With a flawless streak of stand off singles from J. Maurice ‘Facetime’ acts as another reason J. Maurice gives listeners to party, live life,joy ride or just vibe.
Akeel brings his brand of alternative Hip-Hop with the Summer time anthem ‘Can’t Touch My Vibe’. Over subtle but crisp percussion, a breezy island guitar riff, and additional offerings by Hardk07 Akeel flawlessly flows to craft the perfect Summer time tune. Not only do they create an untouchable vibe they drop jewels of wisdom along with an energetic fun delivery and witty lines packed with a tangible affability and pure charisma. ‘Can’t Touch My Vibe’ acts as a mission statement and sonic representation of Akeel’s persona. The spirit is immediately felt, Akeel’s single is an effortless offering that encompasses everything explained in the title.
With the self-written, self-produced, self-mixed and self-mastered EP ‘NOFAKESHITSZN’ KnowFake brings his unique aggressive style to the forefront. With distorted instrumentation, raw sounds and a heavy hitting delivery KnowFake explodes on the scene. ‘GETBREAD’ kick-starts the project with an augmented Dancehall sample that is distorted into an amalgamation of Trap, Industrial Rock and even a fragmentation of Jersey Club. In just under a minute the signature sound is felt and KnowFake immediately differentiates himself from all peers. ‘NOREASON’ follows with an amazing instrumental that stretches the bounds of acceptable sounds into a range of thumps and clicks that play as a future dystopian industrial robotic rendition of modern Rock. With braggadocio bars KnowFake’s rebellious persona is felt throughout each track. ‘BAGSNATCHER’ boarders between Punk and Drum And Bass and boasts his most straight forward flow and lyrics. The experimental production reaches a pinnacle on the finale ‘B4IMETU’, booming percussion, reverberating kicks, augmented electric guitar solos and stuttering snare drum rolls that play like an AI’s adaptation of a marching band all merge together as proof of KnowFake’s genius. With a sung delivery dealing with the topic of love concluding the EP KnowFake further stretches his genre-bending range. All together ‘NOFAKESHITSZN’ is a unique offering that is truly personal and a much needed honest representation of an Artist’s inner tastes.