The Nunez Project’s latest track “Lares” is the perfect blend of funky jazz and fresh blues. This track is one you would hear blasting out of coconut speakers at a Caribbean themed block party.
Lares is the first single from the album “Historias desde Otros Lares.” This track takes influences from Puerto Rican beats, Bomba and Plena to drive the rhythm. Featuring Luis Núñez on bass, Michael Rodriguez on trumpet and Changa Pacheco on percussion, this track is a delicate, cohesive fusion between Latin music and Afro-Caribbean cadences that work together and create a “new energetic and powerful combination.”
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“Embers Inside” (Feat. Caroline Kim), is the first track off Auvic’s unreleased album “Soulfire.”
His sound is best compared to that of Daft Punk and Deadmau5. If those two artists had a love child, it would be Auvic.
Wrapped up in a punchy mix of airy synths, rich bass, and head-banging beats, the song tells the story of an individual who “relinquishes her origin, travels through the enduring blaze of her past, and achieves peace.” As the song progresses through a smooth melodic symphony, you can feel the storyline take a dramatic turn as the intensity of the beat increases. We learn the achievement of peace left her filled with regret, because along the way she surrendered her honor.
Auvic does a great job on this track of storytelling through melody and simple lyrics. Listeners are able to feel the shift in emotions and the journey as the song progresses. Check out the rest of Auvics tracks on “Soulfire” to uncover the rest of the story!
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Lucinda Belle has just released her charming new album “Think Big: Like Me,” to the delight of our ears. The Alt-Jazz singer-songwriter places herself in a whole new genre, as she blends sonically alluring tones and melodies to create a harmonious record you will not soon forget. No stranger to the world of music, Belle has recorded two major albums, has been nominated for an Oscar (!!!) and performed in nearly every continent around the world. Impressive to say the least!
“Think Big: Like Me,” is filled with musical surprises as Belle brings her heaven-sent sound to the table in full force. With elements of Reggae, Jazz, the Blues, and a bit of Soul coming into the mix, she broadens her horizons and takes her music to a whole new level with the record. Her seductive and enchanting sound will take you on a musical journey throughout the clouds.
Belle shared regarding the record:
“My inspiration for this album was a ‘sound ‘I discovered though ToeRag Studios which came about through recording the whole thing in a 50’s analogue studio. We went old school, we mastered our work in rehearsal and recorded it on old 50’ mics, mixers, desks, amps and springs. The Result of which is a warmth that cannot be recreated digitally. I’m very proud of this… oh and did I forget to mention.. it was a break up album!!! I’ll be Loving you was my first song on the album,… I wrote it still crying from the break up… and I put ‘Don’t Go Chasing Your Heart’ at the end of the album to represent the transition and realisation I’d been through, throughout the process. There’s something here for everyone I hope!
While each track stands prominently on their own, Belle has created a unique album that is also very cohesive. Personal favorite songs on the record include “Do Me Right,” “Time Won’t Wait,” and “I Believe,” but trust me…it’s hard to choose favorites when each piece is enlightening and delightful.
Her grace and glory for telling a story within each song is truly a talent, as everything and anything is fair game. One of the most authentic artists of the past 20 years, ladies and gentleman do yourself a favor and give a listen to “Think Big: Like Me,” today…you won’t be sorry.
Watch her video for Washed Up On Love, here”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lByQ4q6n23Q
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Aura Blaze is at it again with the new album “The Sparkling Black.” Definitely one of the most ambitious releases of the year, each song is filled with fiery passionate lyrics, and intense instrumentation that will leave your ears ringing for days.
Sonically alluring from beginning to end, the 9-song release is a standout for Aura Blaze. Hailing from New Jersey, Rhode Rachel, brainchild of Aura Blaze, brings a dose of psych-rock to the table like your ears have never heard before.
In depth lyricism find it’s home and comfort in swirling instrumentation that breaks into the very core of the album. No holding back, Aura Blaze is in this for the long run. The release finds itself with lush, brilliant vocals, as Aura Blaze also calls in the help of a friend or two. A personal favorite on the record is “Manipulation,” in which singer Björn Strid comes on board for vocals. The frontman of the noteworthy Swedish Metal band, Soilwork, the two are a match made in Rock n’ Roll heaven.
Other standout tracks on the record for us include “Hope It All Works Out,: and “Keep on Believing.” Though one right after another Aura Blaze somehow outdoes himself with the build up of each track. The soundscape that flows throughout the record, which makes “The Sparkling Black” one of the very best, if not THE best album that will enchant your ears this year.
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Kevin West is far from your average singer-songwriter. The eclectic artist is currently sharing his new EP titled “Story of My Life,” which was released last month m. On the record we hear an artist that is truly making himself in the Americana scene. His heartfelt lyrics combined with his intricate instrumentation perks our ears up and widens our eyes.
West recently shares of the release:
“My songs are about my real life experiences and I think that gives it an honest quality people can relate to. The level of musicianship on THIS project is the best I have achieved so far in this long life of music I have been living.”
Throughout the record we hear honest lyricism, which provides the storytelling nature of each track. West shares his journey within 6-epic songs that grace the EP from start to finish. He shares his first person experiences in life while holding nothing back…which we love. Combining an array of elements from Americana to Jazz, each song offers up a bit of surprise. Standout tracks like “One Too Many,” and the title track “Story of My Life” offer up a great look into West’s world. The EP as a whole goes in waves as each song ebbs and flows gracefully…and we are certainly on board.
Kevin West’s impressive new EP “Story of My Life,” is our via all digital outlets now.