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Edge of Today by Atom Orr / Unforgettable Intensity and Expression

Meet Atom Orr:

Atom Orr is the musical project of San Diego based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer, Christopher Hoffee.

Hoffee has been a music enthusiast since his finger first ran across the strings of his uncle’s guitar when he was five years old. This introduction formed an unbreakable bond and sparked an intense passion that has continuously developed.

Over the years, Hoffee played in and formed three bands that gained some major attention. However, one by one they fell by the wayside due to differences of opinion.

A solo project was inevitable for Hoffee, and in 2003 Atom Orr came into the spotlight with an exciting indie-pop repertoire for his listeners. His latest release, “Edge of Today”, is the first song from his album Edge of Today, and was inspired by the effects of loss, heartbreak and desperation, he and others experienced throughout the pandemic.

Edge of Today:

The opening to “Edge of Today” sparks intrigue as a powerful and thick textured soundscape, incorporating medieval sounding instruments, encompasses us. This introduction conveys the beginning of an exciting tale that creates an atmosphere of mystery and adventure.

There is an immense amount of sadness and grief expressed throughout this song, and feelings of loss and heartbreak arise. However, the overall feeling is a hopeful one. The belief in brighter days.

Hoffee delivers a captivating performance through emotive tones and passionate expression. He communicates a feeling of strength and resilience, which is addictively inspiring and will give many people hope.

“Edge of Today” expresses an unforgettable intensity that imparts a lasting impression on the listener. If you enjoy music from artists such as Beck and Lord Huron then Atom Orr will fit perfectly on your indie-pop playlist.

What’s next for Atom Orr?

After releasing three albums in 13 months, Atom Orr is now focused on sharing his music. He is excited to get back out on the road again and begin live performances. Be sure to follow him on social media to keep up to date with his gigs and future releases.

In the meantime, he has a message for all his listeners: “Creating something out of nothing has been my life’s focus. I would say, that it is important for all of us to “create the world we want to see.” Think and imagine the world we want to have. Having this vision can bring us closer to making it real.”

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Every Ex Ever by King Hooker / Musical Hilarity at its Best!

Meet King Hooker:

Florida based musical comedian King Hooker has just released another hilarious track, titled “Every Ex Ever”, which will have you crying with laughter.

Hooker is a seasoned musician who plays the piano and ukulele. He has been passionate about music his whole life, and in 2018, he began recording musical comedy. He told us: “it’s been the best decision”.

His musical comedic creations are inspired by the desire to entertain people. He continually strives to engage with new personal inspirations to keep his audience enthralled and he does an amazing job at it.

His latest release “Every Ex Ever” is an upbeat, bouncy comedic pop-rock anthem, which will have you excitedly bouncing up and down while laughing like a hyena.

Every Ex Ever:

If Green Day and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole had a baby, it would be King Hooker. His bright ukulele playing blended with high-energy punk rock sounds create a playful soundscape for his comedic deliveries.

His hilariously witty lyrics keep listeners thoroughly entertained and giggling for the entire song. Magically, Hooker transforms hurtful relationship experiences into uproarious anecdotes that many people will relate to.

Listeners are inspired to sing along with Hooker’s amusing lyrics, such as: “Why is every crazy woman so hot? I had to leave her when I found out that she screams at the elderly a lot.”

His entertaining performance is thoroughly enjoyable and unforgettable. Hooker has an incredible gift for making people laugh, and this song will definitely brighten your day.

Hooker believes that “a day not laughing is a day wasted”, so, if you love to laugh like we do and enjoy music from artists such as; Bo Burnham and Bfb Da Packman, then add King Hooker to your musical comedy playlist.

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Prisoner of Love by Todd Barrow / Tender Moments & Raw Emotion

Meet Todd Barrow:

Singer-songwriter, producer and publisher, Todd Barrow has just released his latest single, “Prisoner of Love”, an emotive and addictive country love song.

Barrows passion for music developed during his time at school, taking part in talent shows. His immense intrigue for music led him to study; guitar (electric and acoustic), piano, bass, drums and mandolin during his years.

His recent release “Prisoner of Love” was inspired after seeing many friends experience break-ups. He wanted to capture the essence and emotion of this experience in a song.

Prisoner of Love:

“Prisoner of Love” has all the best elements of a great country song. Barrows delivers a passionate and touching performance as a story of heartbreak unfolds, with addictive harmonies and unforgettable melodies.

Barrow has the kind of voice that people fall in love with, smooth as velvet and sweet as honey. He communicates immense emotion and love through his sensitive tones and beautifully crafted lyrics.

Barrows captures the fragility and desperation of a broken heart through rhythmic verses such as; “Drowning in deep water, lost in the pain. Drinking out of bottles, trying to escape. Just need your sweet love, washing over me. Prisoner of love, my reality.”

The sorrow, anguish, sadness and yearning of a broken heart has been portrayed perfectly through this song. Many listeners will connect with the feelings invoked through this beautiful love ballad, and it is the perfect song to add to your country playlist.

What’s next for Todd Barrow?

Barrows is excited for the year ahead. He is currently working on a new song to release next month, and the live gigs will begin again soon. If you enjoy music from artists such as Eric Church and Jason Aldean, then Todd Barrow will fit perfectly on your country playlist. Follow him on social media so you can keep an eye out for all his upcoming gigs and releases.

In the meantime, Barrows has a message for all his listeners: “Keep your head up. Never give up on your dreams!”

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It Ain’t Gone Well by Karl Bierbaumer / Powerful Rock Track & Inspiring Individuality

Meet Karl Bierbaumer:

Singer-songwriter and producer Karl Bierbaumer has reemerged with his latest release, “It Ain’t Gone Well”, from his powerful rock EP, 3.

Karl has been passionate about music ever since he was 7 yrs old and first listened to “Get a Grip” by Aerosmith. This band became one of Karl’s biggest influences, along with Guns N Roses, Slash and Jimi Hendrix, to name a few.

Over the years, Karl played as lead guitarist in several rock bands. His unique bluesy rock riffs marked the bands sound. After a break from music, Karl resurfaced as a solo artist in 2019 and has been progressing continuously ever since.

It Ain’t Gone Well:

“It Ain’t Gone Well” is a high energy, fun and exciting rock jam. The upbeat rock melody bewitches your body into bouncing up and down like a 90s’ punk rocker.

Karl’s powerful rock guitar sound infused with a bluesy vibe applies a unique and unusual flair to his music. He performs with electrifying energy, and his raw, raspy rock vocals display intense expression.

The explosive chorus encourages listeners to sing along with Karl as his gritty voice proclaims: “It ain’t gone well, it ain’t gone well, it ain’t gone well, it ain’t gone well!”

No rock song is complete without jaw-dropping guitar riffs, and Karl definitely delivers some epic solos throughout the song. His performance will inspire any aspiring musician, and if you enjoy music from artists such as Aerosmith and Slash’s Snakepit, then Karl Bierbaumer will fit perfectly on your rock playlist.

What’s next for Karl Bierbaumer?

Karl has been working diligently on a new repertoire, and he has eight new songs waiting to be recorded and released. His next track is ready to land in Autumn, so be sure to keep an eye out for it!

In the meantime, Karl has a message for all his listeners: “Stay tuned!”.

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Think Of Me by Azlo Raps / Intense Expression of Unrequited Love

Azlo Raps:

Hip-hop rap artist Azlo Raps has just released his latest single, “Think Of Me”, which is a captivating rap track with intense musical and vocal expression.

Azlo always had an immense passion for music and he began writing and recording music in his makeshift studio garage with his friend when he was 18 yrs old. His influences stem from a culmination of rock bands and rap artists such as; Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Lil Wayne and Eminem.

“Think Of Me” was inspired by an ex-lover that Azlo had a strong connection with. We all have that one love we can’t forget, the one that got away but is still in our thoughts. In this song, Azlo unfolds a story of desperation and intrigue.

Think Of Me:

“Think Of Me” opens with a slow tempo dreamy melody, and deep hip-hop bass beats creating an intense soundscape. An incessant subwoofer drives the song forward with a feeling of heaviness and intensity.

Azlo delivers a powerful performance communicating uneasy emotions of disgust, exasperation and frustration. His forceful and harsh tone heightens the intensity of his message as he spits the lyrics out like bullets.

Descriptive rhythmic verses create a vivid image of the unfolding story. We are given a raw and unfiltered insight into Azlo’s emotions through lyrics such as: “no need to stress I gave my best, deep down in now you upset. Leave me alone girl you obsessed. Not gonna lie, I’m unimpressed.”

This catchy rap song leaves a lasting impression on the listener and if you enjoy music from artists such as Jelly Roll and Killstation then Azlo Raps will fit perfectly on your rap playlist.

What’s next for Azlo Raps?

Azlo is pursuing his dream of becoming a popular artist and constantly striving to reach a wider audience. You can follow him on social media to see what awesome tracks he will be releasing next.

In the meantime, Azlo has an inspirational message for all his listeners: “Be yourself. If you got something on your chest, let the world know, don’t suffer in silence. Take a chance on your dreams, you only live once. Don’t regret not speaking up and hiding from who you are. You make an impact, whether you know it or not, keep going.”

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ALONE by KYO! Spell Binding Debut Release

Meet KYO!:

LA-based producer and creative director, KYO! has been in the music business for many years, working with a number of popular artists such as; Usher, Carly Rae Jepsen and Kevin Gates, to name a few. This talented artist has now taken to the main stage and just released his debut single “ALONE”, under his own name.

KYO! attended engineering school at the age of 18, and this is when he first started making music. However, he wanted to be a producer, so he interned at various studios under the guidance of major producers in his spare time. This experience gave KYO! a wealth of knowledge and understanding making him one of the most exciting up and coming producers. He is not constricted by genre and creates what he calls Top 40 music, which is any genre that will make the charts.

His debut release “ALONE” is a sultry RnB track that was inspired by his ex-girlfriend and originally written for the popular singer, Kelly Rowland. KYO! collaborated with singer-songwriter Rozee to perform the vocals on this song, and the result is an epic track.


“ALONE” is the perfect seduction song, tempting and enticing listeners, slowly seducing us into a state of complete surrender. Slow tempo, deep-toned bass beats blend with sensual vibes and seductive vocals to create an intense atmosphere that is completely hypnotic.

Multiple layers of beats and synthesised effects create a thick textured and dreamy soundscape. Kyo expertly guides listeners through a journey of seduction, gradually increasing the intensity to an expressive explosion when the chorus hits.

Rozee delivers a spectacular performance with a voice as sweet and smooth as honey and deliciously sultry tones that will charm any listener. Her ability to sing in the lower register blends perfectly with the deep-toned beats and enhances the overall sensual sensation of this song.

“ALONE” is the perfect addition to your RnB late-night playlist incorporating chilled club beats and a captivating sound. If you enjoy music from artists such as DJ Khaled and Calvin Harris then, Kyo will fit perfectly on your RnB playlist.

Watch the music video on YouTube here…

What’s next for KYO!

As an artist KYO! is constantly working on improving his artistry, reaching a wider audience and cultivating more awesome tracks. Make sure to follow his social media pages to keep up with what this exciting artist will do next.

In the meantime, KYO! has a message for all his listeners: “Thank you for showing love to my song and video, for listening and watching it. I will be forever grateful.”

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Endless Summer by Ben Barbic / Addictive Summertime Tune

Meet Ben Barbic:

Singer, songwriter and producer Ben Barbic is back with another sizzling new release, “Endless Summer”. This song delivers delicious summertime vibes, anytime, anywhere.

Barbic signed to Rebel Records in 2016, and even though he was involved in music most of his life before this, an improved level of connectedness developed with his new crew. Barbic told us: “There is something about finding your tribe that helps on so many levels. Once I started getting into the collective reggae space, a whole new level of fulfilment began.”

Initially, Barbic was more focused on the vocal side of his artistry, but then he studied sound engineering so he could have complete control over his sound and production. Now, he is able to write, perform, record, mix, master and produce all his own music.

New Release: Endless Summer:

“Endless Summer” is the perfect summertime track incorporating sweet rhymes and a captivating sound that causes your head to spontaneously bob up and down. It’s an irresistibly feel-good track that you will want to return to over and over again.

This song has an easy-going, relaxed, happy vibe which perfectly captures the elated, good-time feeling that summertime invokes. Barbic has blended the best elements of reggae and hip-hop to create an upbeat soundscape that ignites the wonderful carefree feeling of summer.

Barbic delivers a captivating performance with exciting wordplay skills. He incorporates impressively rhythmic verses that inspire listeners to join in with him when he sings: “Endless summertime and life can fall. But spring will come and some will fall. And most will rise and love their life. It’s summertime… endless summer.”

The best thing about this song is that it injects you with the summertime vibe, whenever and wherever you are! If you enjoy music from artists such as Collie Buddz and Damian Marley, then Ben Barbic will fit perfectly on your reggae/hip-hop playlist.

What’s next for Ben Barbic:

Barbic has many exciting new projects coming up this year and he told us he couldn’t be more pleased. Very soon we will see another new release from him titled; “Last Call”, produced by 17 x time grammy nominee, Adonis Shropshire.

Next, we will shortly be seeing an EP release which he is working on with producer Rick St. Hilaire, who has worked with artists such as; Damian Marley, Alicia Keys, and Busta Rhymes.

In addition to his single and EP release coming soon, Barbic is also producing a new riddim album with top reggae artists. Keep an eye out for this release titled Climbing & Rising Riddim.

Keep an eye out for all his upcoming releases on his social media pages. In the meantime, Barbic has a message for all his listeners: “Love life, be authentic and get a little bit better at the things you love every day”.

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The Major Buzz on Coco Bean and his Infectious new release: Pimp Stick

Meet Coco Bean:

Coco Bean is back with his second release “Pimp Stick”, from his sonic trilogy, which set to be another smash hit. Coco Bean is the alter ego of the award-winning, multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker, Phil Elam.

In March of this year, Coco Bean burst on the scenes with his debut single, “My Name is Coco Bean”. This song was a bold introduction to the fiercely independent spirit of Coco Bean. His unapologetic and triumphant attitude has connected with many new fans.

His message is clear and declares to the world that we must be proud of ourselves, no matter who we are, or where we are from. It’s no wonder his debut release has already reached over 100k streams on Spotify.

Now, his newest single, “Pimp Stick” is already gaining serious momentum and many playlists are debuting the track at #1! The music video is currently in pre-production and is expected to be an incredible visual experience.

This entertaining track calls for everyone to put up their Pimp Stick! Coco Bean told us: “everyone has a pimp stick, it’s that rod of strength which is buried deep within all of us. Your Pimp Stick is that courage you have that keeps you stepping forward when everything around you is trying to tell you to give up.”

So, the next time you are faced with adversity, prejudice, ignorance or any other type of discrimination, put up your pimp stick!

Pimp Stick:

“Pimp Stick” opens with a highly humorous narrative that creates a light-hearted atmosphere and a vivid image of Coco Bean with his 24-carat pimp stick.

In true Coco Bean style, this song has a tongue in cheek, comedic streak to it. This is emphasised by catchy, witty lyrics and amusing sound effects. It’s virtually impossible to resist the temptation to sing along with Coco Bean’s anthemic chorus when he sings: “put up your pimp stick!”

The blend of uber melodic old skool hip hop vibes and electronic dance music make this track completely infectious and unforgettable. It is the perfect summer jam to add to your party playlist. Not only does it thrill listeners but, more importantly, it encourages people to find their inner strength and stand up for what is right.

This track will easily fascinate and delight any listener. If you enjoy music from artists such as Eminem and Drake then Coco Bean will fit perfectly on your party playlist.

What’s next for Phil Elam & his alter ego Coco Bean?

It seems that there is no end to Phil’s talents and there are many other exciting projects to be revealed. Firstly, he will be co-hosting the 5th Annual, I See You Awards in August with the creator, Terri Lee, from CBS News Radio, WWJ.

The award ceremony returns to the landmark Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan this year, to celebrate independent filmmakers. Phil has won 5 trophies with the multi-award-winning short film, Swing Low, directed by the highly talented Marvin Towns, Jr. Awards include Best Actor, Best Short Film and Best Director.

He is also currently filming a new web series pilot. This project is connected with the female director writing team of Robbie Barnes-Kyriakides and Nonie Shiverick. Phil has told us: “Robbie & Nonie are exciting visionaries. I can’t wait for you to see what they are doing.”

Finally, we have discovered that Phil has signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) for a feature film, which he would neither confirm nor deny… His lips were sealed tighter than a preacher’s wife girdle after a summer ice cream social. We cannot wait to see what this master of the arts will delight us with next.

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Like A Stone by Aka V / Powerful & Memorable Performance

Meet Aka V:

LA-based singer, songwriter, producer and sound engineer Aka V is back with her newest single, “Like A Stone”, a powerful and moving cover of this pop-rock ballad, originally by Audioslave.

Aka V is from the small town, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. She headed to the big city of Toronto, pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a musician. With a captivating look and impressive vocal ability, it didn’t take long for V to land her first gig as the lead singer in the Canadian rock band, OzGoode.

Her experience and journey on a cross-country tour with OzGoode inspired V’s debut single “Always Go Home”. This noteworthy release marked her entrance as a solo artist into the music industry in 2016.

Since then, she has released a continuous stream of singles, skillfully navigating her way to cultivating a unique and dynamic sound. Her latest release, “Like A Stone”, is an intense and impactful track that she has been playing live since touring as a solo artist.

“Like A Stone”:

An intense and thick textured soundscape of drums and electric guitar open “Like A Stone”. This captivating intro immediately engages the listener’s intrigue and attention.

V delivers a powerful performance that imparts a memorable impression on the listener. A feeling of darkness and anguish is imparted upon us, which is intensified by the powerful instrumental accompaniment leading to an epic guitar solo.

As an artist, V has an exceptional ability to communicate intense emotion. Through her mesmerising performance, we feel the pain and torment, just like an open wound, as she sings: “I’ll wait for you there, like a stone. I’ll wait for you there, alone”.

V really has made her own unique mark on this cover song, and if you enjoy music from artists such as The Pretty Reckless and Pink, then Aka V will fit perfectly on your pop/rock playlist.

Watch the music video for “Like A Stone” by Aka V right here…

What’s next for Aka V?

V has a busy year ahead, with acoustic shows to promote, a live album in the fall and a tour! Make sure to follow her on social media and be a part of her journey.

In the meantime V has a message for all her listeners: “If you have a dream, no matter how crazy and out of reach it may seem, remember that you were not given that dream without the tools to make it come true. Dig deep, take the scary steps into the unknown and go after it!!”

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Billie Jean (Electro Swing Mix) by Betty Booom / Electrifying Swing Beats Revive this Classic Track.

Billie Jean (Electro Swing Mix) 

Betty Booom

Producer and DJ Betty Booom is back with another electro swing hit remix of the timeless classic, “Billie Jean”. Booom collaborated with vocalist Slim Khezri and harmonizing trio, The Hebbe Sisters for this latest project, and the result is an epic party track.

Betty Booom:

Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Booom has been an avid music enthusiast since a very young age. In her childhood, she played the piano for many years and was surrounded by musicians within her family. In particular, her father’s passion for swing, jazz, soul and disco vinyl’s shaped her taste in music.

Booom is a lover of electronic music, as well as handmade music. She burst onto the DJ scene 10 years ago and took the club and bar scene by storm with her techno swing beats. Over the last few years, Booom has honed her skills as a producer and now publishes her own music.

Slim Khezri:

Award-winning German-American singer, songwriter, producer, director, author and actor, Slim Kherzi has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. Including; Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake (*NSYNC), Snoop Dogg, and Britney Spears, to name a few.

His claim to fame came in 1991 when he performed as a Michael Jackson impersonator in the popular TV program “Die Rudi Carrell Show”. His impressive Jacko stylings made him the perfect choice for this remix release of “Billie Jean”.

The Hebbe Sisters:

Sweden based Hebbe sisters Emelie, Josefine and Maria have been performing together since their early childhood. They have toured extensively abroad and in their homeland, where they have also performed on some of Sweden’s biggest TV shows. This exposure gained them major popularity and they just released their third album titled Jazz It Up And Move.

Billie Jean:

This remix release of “Billie Jean” has injected new life into the Michael Jackson classic. With upbeat, high energy electro swing vibes which force your body to move and groove, it’s impossible not to love this track. Bigband sounds blend with nostalgic swing rhythms and the unforgettable Billie Jean melody has been intensified to electrifying club beats.

Khezri delivers a thrilling performance with colourful and dynamic vocal tones. His impressive Jacko vibes demonstrate a salute to the King of Pop while bringing in his own personal flair of magic to the song also.

A nostalgic and vintage atmosphere is created by the heavenly harmonising of The Hebbe Sisters. Their crystal clear top notes and jazzy scatting will charm any listener.

This buzzing track is definitely a party starter and if you enjoy music from artists such as Parov Stelar and Caravan Palace, then “Billie Jean” by Betty Booom will be perfect for your electro-swing or party playlist.

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