Best New Artist

Aquarius Purple by Marcus Machado / A true expression of artistry

Aquarius Purple by Marcus Machado / A true expression of artistry

Marcus Machado:

Marcus Machado is an extraordinary instrumentalist who has been playing the guitar since he picked it up at 2 years old and is completely self-taught.

To say this guy is talented is an understatement. His musical intricacies are delivered with such finesse that we are left mesmerised and delighted at his genius.

He tantalises our sensations by continuously expanding and developing his compositions. Musically he is not constrained within one genre but offers his listeners expressions in blues, funk, soul, hip-hop, rap and rock.

Aquarius Purple

His debut album Aquarius Purple clearly marks his place within the hierarchy of musicians.

As the album opens Machado plays a seductive blues-infused rhythm on his electric guitar and we are instantly mesmerised and fascinated.

Aquarius Purple is a unique expression of a truly exceptional artist. His compositions are raw and it feels as though he is expressing the deepest depths of his soul.

The album takes us through a captivating journey of varying styles. From epic instrumental solo’s in his song “Tomorrow Never Knows” to sultry and soulful vocals in “Black Psychedelic Funk”. This album will inspire and delight any listener.

Listen to Aquarius Purple right here…

https://open.spotify.com/album/3a4hA0nlCvPRfkWREAh0zH?si=c9PzvQnOTBmicstDgA_Z7g

Phenomenal by GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA / Intergalactic Inspiration Ignites

Meet Golden Dawn Arkestra:

Hailing from the northern constellation Cygnus comes Golden Dawn Arkestra. A band of intergalactic beings spreading the universal message of love, light and tolerance to all earthlings.

Bandleader, Topaz McGarrigle initiated the gathering of these exceptionally creative individuals in 2013 in Texas. Together, this collective aim to spread joyful vibrations of healing love to Mother Earth and her children.

Developing further from the cosmic theatrical performances of Sun Ra Arkestra, the band adorn themselves in shimmering interstellar garments and journey into galactic explorations through movement and sound.

They may take their cosmic trend from the great father, Sun Ra, but musically they are constellations apart. Golden Dawn Arkestra blends genres of funk, psychedelic pop, afro-beat and of course, cosmic jazz, to produce a sound that lifts us to place outside of space and time.

Their music is unique, experimental, revolutionary and nothing short of sublime. Their cultivations have given birth to a new and fresh form of creativity.

The latest release “Phenomenal” was just released today and is an ode to the separation caused by the recent lockdowns, where most of our connections were on the virtual screen. But it’s also a celebration of the pure joy of being alive.

Phenomenal:

This song is quite frankly… PHENOMENAL!

Futuristic synths injected with electro-funk and 70s’ disco vibes create an invigorating soundscape with uplifting and joyful melodies. Multiple layers of synthesizers, keyboard and breathy seductive vocals create an enthralling atmosphere that completely captivates the listener.

The band has a special talent for luring listeners into their alternative universe. One where we leave our troubles and worries behind and bask in the exhilaration of a beautiful life.

This is a catastrophically contagious track, with Doors style keyboard riffs and high-energy joyous interludes. One just can’t fight the urge to jump and skip around like a joyful school child.

Although the song gives an overall feeling of rejoicing, it also speaks of the need for human connection. The pain of being separated from loved ones when it is only possible to touch them digitally.

This message is conveyed perfectly through expressive lyrics and an anthemic chorus which listeners won’t be able to resist singing along with: “You are wonderful, so wonderful, you are beautiful, phenomenal. But your digital, virtual, lock me in, do me out”.

“Phenomenal” is the first single from their upcoming album, soon to be released. If you enjoy music from artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Chicano Batman and Sebastien Tellier then Golden Dawn Arkestra will fit perfectly on your playlist. Listen to this song right here…

In closing, Golden Dawn Arkestra have a message for all their listeners: “You are PHENOMENAL!”

Follow and support this band here…

http://goldendawnarkestra.com/

http://facebook.com/thegoldendawnarkestra

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http://soundcloud.com/golden-dawn-arkestra

SowLo by Kw.Y.IT / Expression of a Life’s Journey

Meet Kw.Y.IT:

Kw.Y.IT is a rapper, singer, songwriter and producer who has just released his debut album SowLo on Soundcloud.

His soulful RnB music is inspired by the spiritual and mental challenges he has faced during his journey to Christ and his life. Through these trials, his faith has been restored and activated through the love he has been shown.

As well as his journey with Christ influencing his work, his family are also a great source of inspiration. Also, the belief that talent should not be buried but celebrated and rejoiced.

His recent album release SowLo is a journey through the difficulties this artist, and most of us face within our lives. Living in a world filled with people, but at times, feeling so alone.

Kw told us: “If there’s anything worth giving and receiving in this life, it’s love. So to all, Sow Love”.

SowLo:

SowLo is a noteworthy RnB and hip-hop album that showcases beautiful musical compositions filled with soulful melodies, charismatic singing and powerful rapping.

Listeners are taken on a journey through Kw’s life, with each song unveiling a different aspect such as; love, religion, money, graduations, cultural pressures, relationships, discrimination, hope and belief in oneself.

The album opens with a slow-tempo soulful and emotive song, setting an engaging atmosphere for the listeners.

Multiple layered backing vocals and a deep subwoofer create a thick texture. Kw communicates his feelings of love and commitment through heartfelt lyrics such as: “all that I do, what wouldn’t I do, all the things I do, what wouldn’t I do, for you, I do, for you”.

This talented artist displays a captivating and emotional vocal performance in “ComplyCatted” which invoke strong feelings of exasperation within a relationship.

Kw switches the energy of the album with his song “Psynce”. This track has a powerful and hard-hitting vibe which displays impressive rapping skills and expert storytelling through intricate wordplay.

The closing song to the album is a message to all his listeners not to give up on their dreams. Regardless of your journey or your position in life, keep believing and keep the faith.

SowLo is an album that people will easily relate to. Kw.Y.IT incorporates soulful melodies, emotive lyrics and powerful performances. If you enjoy music from artists such as J. Cole and B.o.B, then Kw.Y.IT will fit perfectly on your playlist.

Listen to SowLo right here…

What’s next:

Kw.Y.IT hopes the seed of love will be sown into listeners hearts through his music. He has a message for all his fans: “Even if you’re solo, don’t forget to SowLo”.

These Daze by Kasual OWNLY

These Daze by Kasual OWNLY

Shout-out for “These Daze” by up and coming hip-hop artist, Kasual OWNLY. Kasual started writing music in 2016 and showcases unique and interesting compositions along with captivating vocals.

If you enjoy music from artists such as Q-Tip and Mos Def then you will love Kasual OWNLY.

Listen to his track “These Daze” right here…

https://open.spotify.com/track/5T8DfTqRzqqSuKitbPQLwX?si=150d83759d0b4fa5

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Call it what you Won’t by Eli Nikks / Top Hit EP Release

Call it what you Won’t by Eli Nikks / Top Hit EP Release

Shout-out for latest EP release Call it what you Won’t by hip-hop artist Eli Nikks. This is a noteworthy EP showcasing Nikks’ unique style and impressive wordplay skills.

If you enjoy music from atists such as Drake and J. Cole, then Eli Nikks will fit perfectly on your hip-hop playlist.

Listen to this EP right here…

https://open.spotify.com/album/5y0yNveWmq6SHEaDSV6uez?si=FRfzEqegSLimFCZEuGS6bQ

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I See by Kenzie Mar / Seductive Hip-Hop Vibes

I See by Kenzie Mar / Seductive Hip-Hop Vibes

Shout-out for “I See” by RnB and hip-hop artist, Kenzie Mar. This is a smooth, mid-tempo track with seductive vocals and a groovy rhythm. If you enjoy music from artists such as Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B then Kenzie Mar will fit perfectly on your hip-hop and RnB playlist.

Listen to “I See” right here…

https://open.spotify.com/track/4pmjvUql3tMGrh4AlKXbC9?si=fd63b62398d04668

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The End of Autumn by Darren Jones

The End of Autumn by Darren Jones

Shout-out for debut album release The End of Autumn by folk-rock singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Darren Jones. This album showcases Jones’ impressive instrumental compositions, emotive melodies and captivating vocals.

If you enjoy music from artists such as Newton Faulkner and Paolo Nutini then Darren Jones will fit perfectly on your folk-rock playlist.

Listen to Darren Jones’ debut album The End of Autumn right here…

https://open.spotify.com/album/5My4BfUCMjWoKRWOqQASw6?si=928vwAxQSaO68THF6qGk1g

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The Ladder by Rooftop Screamers / Top Anthemic Track

Shout-out for “The Ladder” by rock-pop band Rooftop Screamers. This anthemic track entices listeners to sing along and showcases epic guitar riffs. If you enjoy music from artists such as Third Eye Blind and Bon Jovi then Rooftop Screamers will fit perfectly on your rock playlist.

Listen to his newest release “The Ladder” right here…

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“I’m a Savage” Slayer Tha G / Booty Bouncing Beats

“I’m a Savage” Slayer Tha G / Booty Bouncing Beats

Shout-out for “I’m a Savage” by hip-hop and rap artist Slayer Tha G. This track is an absolute club banger and will be enticing serious grinding on the dance floor.

If you enjoy music from artists such as Gang Starr and Slick Rick then Slayer Tha G would fit perfectly on your hip-hop playlist.

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Where Did It Go by Richard Berger / A journey of Love & Loss

Meet Richard Berger:

LA-based neo-psychedelic synth-pop artist, Richard Berger has just released his debut album Where Did It Go.

Berger is a solo performer and sings, plays guitar and keyboard, writes and producers all of his music. He has been writing his own songs since high school but became serious about it in college.

His music is dreamy, with big synths and psychedelic soundscapes. His musical development has been strongly influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Steely Dan, Tame Impala and Homeshake.

His debut album Where Did It Go has just been released and is a collection of songs inspired by experiences during different stages of a relationship.

Where Did It Go:

All of the songs on this album relate to some aspect of a relationship. Berger takes us on a journey from uncertainty, to unrequited love, yearning, complications, loss of communication and heartbreak.

Berger incorporates breathy vocals, reverb and slow to mid-tempo emotive melodies to communicate intense emotions. We experience his feelings of sentimentality, desire, exasperation, confusion, heartbreak and eventually, love again.

Berger’s music and lyrics deliver beautiful insight into deeply personal experiences, offering comfort and understanding to others going through similar situations.

“Where Did It Go” is a particularly heart touching song. Berger expertly communicates the sadness and loss that we all feel when we know a relationship is over, but don’t understand why. And the desperation of trying to hold on to what you had.

The second to last song on the album, “All The Love” is a joyful and positive expression of a loving relationship. This transmits hope that there is love again after heartbreak.

Listeners will easily connect with the stories unfolded in this album and if you enjoy music from artists such as Tame Impala and Homeshake, then Richard Berger will fit perfectly on your playlist.

Listen to this album and watch the music video right here…

https://open.spotify.com/album/5Sg3vvYM9Av2dQLusU36mZ?

https://youtu.be/FZXe79AtxU0

What’s next?

Berger is already working on new music and has revealed that there may be a new EP release soon.

In the meantime, he has a message for all his listeners: “Thanks for listening. It is always great to connect with someone with my music”.

Follow and support this artist here:

https://www.instagram.com/richardbergermusic/

https://twitter.com/richbergermusic