Dino Jag is just as cool as his name sounds. The South-Australian native is an absolute gem to the music world, with an eclectic and intricate new EP titled Breakthrough. Released the tail end of last year, Dino Jag has already garnered critical acclaim with the new release. Enlisting a help of a few friends, Dino Jag brought on the likes of Grammy Award Winning Producer Jeff Bova at the helm and featuring musicians, Aaron Sterling (Drums – John Mayer), Corey Britz (Bass – Bush), Tim Pierce (Guitar – Bruce Springsteen), Jeff Bova (Keyboards – Michael Jackson), Carroll Hatchet (Backing Vocals – Bette Midler) & Bernard Fowler (Backing Vocals – The Rolling Stones), to bring the EP to life….and boy did it ever!
The combined musical forces make Dino Jag an absolute powerhouse. His brilliant sound is brought to life with a captivating vibrancy that pulls you in listen after listen. Pieces such as “Nothing But You” are filled with a pop-sensibility and harmonious vocals, and throughout we hear a guitar that is filled with energy and life.
Dino Jag’s infectious voice sets the tone for each piece as he dives deeper into the release. Garnering acclaim on an international level, this is only the beginning of Dino Jag, and we can’t wait to hear what he has to offer next!
Watch his lyric video at Youtube: https://youtu.be/t3Iq5rDgn90
EP purchase link: http://smarturl.it/Breakthrough-EP
Artist Website: http://www.DinoJag.com
Down on Maddy is a rising talent that shines brightly for the start of the New Year. Spearheaded by musician Patrick Kleven, he channels an array of thoughts from loneliness, demons and a shaky past, that brings the Down on Maddy project to life. Sharing the first single “Titania,” we hear Down on Maddy ready to conquer the world.
Kleven’s ambient vocals are a breath of fresh air, as his talent for writing handcrafting a personal piece is brought into the spotlight. Kleven, who is not only a multi-instrumentalist but a producer as well, blissfully showcases his talent, with steady momentum that will see him rising to the top. With an album release slated for this year, we’re eagerly waiting to hear more from Down on Maddy in our near future.
Folk duo and sisters Beau + Luci have been one of my favorite musical finds of 2016. The group, who recently released the infectious cover of “Deeper Well,” evoke strong emotion through instrumentation and vocals, which we hear blissfully throughout the track.
In 2017 we will see the duo release their new album Fire Dancer on March 3rd. Channeling influences such as Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell, Beau +Luci prominently place themselves on the map for the New Year as artists to watch. With elements documented of struggling, striving and human existence, Beau + Luci get up close and personal on the upcoming release, which we are eagerly ready to dive into.
Check out “Deeper Well,” via Soundcloud:
Soulful-laced singer Jody Quine is back at it again with her latest single, “Stand Up.” Taken from her critically acclaimed record, Stand Up, the title track is a nice introduction for those who have not heard the noteworthy Canadian mainstay as of yet. If you like Aimee Mann, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, or Sia you will love Jody Quine! Throughout the track we hear Quine create an epic beauty, as the song swirls with enchanting instrumentation and standout vocal work. Quine’s journey shares a heartfelt story, which carries into the album as a whole.
In 2017 we will also experience Quine on a 36-date Live Your Dream Tour as both emcee and performing artist. The focus of the tour is to inspire children and young adults to pursue music careers, with proceeds benefiting NAfME, VH1 Save The Music, and Little Kids Rock.
Charity Eke charms with her new release, “She,” that takes her enchanting music to a whole new level. Recommended to those who like artists such as Sade, Sharon Jones, and even Whitney Houston, her gorgeous record quickly stands the test of time. Lead single “If the Roles Were Reversed,” highlight her artistry as a musician and songwriter.
Speaking to women across the world, Eke’s voice comes to life within each and every song throughout the record. Pieces such as “You Belong,” and “All I Know,” stand out as favorites, as the multi-genre record takes you on a musical journey you will not soon forget.
Watch “If The Roles Were Reversed” here:
Jetty Rae has released a standout single, “Queen of the Universe,” today, which has quickly become one of my favorite new songs this year. Her knack for writing stunning and prominent instrumentation works perfectly alongside her sweet and beautiful voice.
“Queen of the Universe,” is a dose of heaven from start to finish. On the track we hear the budding musician take her music to a whole new level of captivation, as her smooth musicianship blends flawlessly with her sultry and pop-aesthetic vocals. “Queen of the Universe,” is just a taste of what Jetty Rae has to offer, as her career has already spanned far and wide. With 2017 right around the corner, we can safely say we’ll be hearing more from Jetty Rae in the coming year.