Today, award-winning composer Cheryl B. Engelhardt releases her stunning single ‘Mother Gaia’ as a Mother’s Day offering to the earth. Known for her elaborate piano-based New Age compositcomions and her stellar lyrical work, ‘Mother Gaia’ takes listeners on a soothing meditation meant to heal the planet. With guest vocalists, 2020 GRAMMY winners Joanie Leeds and Chava Mirel, Engelhardt has created an experience of wandering in and out of the powers of Mother Earth, of motherhood.
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https://open.spotify.com/track/41Io5OMXBfEniy6ITANJFaCheryl B. Engelhardt is a prolific songwriter, composer, producer, and singer, consistently gaining respect and delving deeper into powerful themes. In February 2021, Cheryl’s social justice composition “The Listening” received rave reviews from People.com, Harper’s Bazaar, The Hill, and other notable press. A powerful choral rendition, “The Listening” was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence” and features Donzaleigh Abernathy (goddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and daughter of Rev. Ralph Abernathy) and activist Wes Felton. Her 2020 New Age album ‘Luminary’ was awarded “Best New Age Music Album of 2020” by New Age Music Guide and garnered attention from Grammy.com, putting her in the running as a New Age composer to watch.
Dallas String Quartet has teamed up with the internationally renowned jazz pianist Jesús Molina for a spicy, original single entitled ‘Sabor.’ Delivering a Latin twist and spicy keys from Molina (of Colombia), the artists combine their flair for modern, upbeat arrangements while also serving up an exceptional dose of heat, rhythm and flavor.
Known globally for their classical-pop covers (like their recent Dua Lipa single “Love Again”), DSQ is at their creative prime with this new original tune.
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Founded in 2007 by violist Ion Zanca, DSQ has performed for Presidents Obama and Bush, the College Football Playoffs, NBA, and NFL organizations. They’ve sold out concert venues like the House of Blues and symphony halls and have played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. You’ll find the group’s music featured by ESPN, A&E and The Wall Street Journal.
B.ROB prides himself in being a versatile musician with a unique sound ranging from R&B to Hip-Hop/Rap to UK Afro Swing & Dancehall. Growing up in Toronto’s east side, B.ROB quickly emerged as a top urban DJ, headlining at festivals and performing weekly residencies at some of the top clubs in the city. The last three years were spent living in London, England where he continued his success and established himself as an international DJ, fully immersing himself in the British music scene and culture.
On brand new track, “Slide With Me,” B.ROB draws inspiration from the perspective of a typical young man navigating through social events and living in a big city.
A feel good summer song about the excitement of interacting with women, sharing experiences with friends & dating, we’d love to hear “Slide With Me” featured over at the site!:
Born in NYC, Radiant Reveries has cultivated their hypnotizing, spirit raising rock n roll in the heart of the concrete jungle. Their new video for “Missing” is their greatest masterpiece yet. From lofts and galleries to bars and venues.Radiant Reveries is somewhere between the streetwise psychedelia of The Velvet Underground blended with the angst driven enthusiasm of 90’s alternative.
With an energetic rawness yet classic sound they explore the light, the dark and the spaces in between. Radiant Reveries is fronted and founded by partners in life and in art, Adam Wallace (vocal/guitar) and Karolina Wallace (vocal/guitar/percussion). We caught up with the group to get the lowdown on the new video.
Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?
The seeds of Missing were planted a while ago during a particularly challenging time. We had a lot of deaths in our family and in our community, there was a heaviness in the air. The core of the song came to Adam around then. It was really stripped down with Adam on acoustic guitar and Karolina on the tom drum. It took a few years of playing it live and demoing to get Missing into its current form. The song really came together when we recorded it with Don DiLego at Velvet Elk Studios with our live band. Once we decided that Missing would be the lead single off the album, we went to work figuring out how to visualize the song. Friend, collaborator and filmmaker Alexander Evan Morales was brought on to help manifest the visuals.
What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)?
From the start we wanted there to be mystery, abstraction, psychedelia, timelessness and a touch of the occult. We decided on a bold color palette of Red,Green,Blue and that we would all be wearing white. The lights and smoke were somewhat inspired by live club shows, which we had been doing a lot of at that time. Another visual inspiration was an experimental photo series that Adam has been working on that involves light painting. Alexander took this all and ran with it.
What was the process of making this video?
It was very very DIY. The band was the cast and the crew and we shot the video over an entire Sunday night at a studio in Brooklyn, sunset to sunrise. Alexander was also the producer, dp and editor. A true hero!
Frank Mighty’s Hotline is made up of John Traboulsi. Frank has become a character, who enters through the hotline, an infinite internet portal of face-melting psychedelic sounds and unimaginable visual splendor, to create and share music freely.
Amid that kaleidoscopic landscape, he created his forthcoming album, Whispersongs, a collection of hypnotic indie pop tracks that invite listeners to escape reality and join Franky in The Hotline.
Brand new track, “Safe Here,” grapples with age and where one should be versus where they are actually at.
Miesha & The Spanks offer a dynamic mixture of punk, garage and hard rock embellished with straightforward lyrics, gritty production and an energy that hits you in the face.
Their new Singles EP is produced by Leeroy Stagger. Expected to reign in M&TS, to clean up the noise for crisp, polished songs, Stagger, visited by the ghost of punk rock past, instead turned it up (way up), and imbued their crunchy mono-guitar sound with extra doses of fuzz and feedback. Expected to get your blood pumping.