Albums | Howie Combrink Releases Summer Sunshine

Posted by on August 23, 2022

Howie Combrink is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. His sound brings together a soulful and a beacon of positivity within the folk pop music space. With a new album coming out next year, he returns on the scene with his new single “Summer Sunshine,” a song which lends itself to many genres and influences, from the likes of Angus & Julia Stone to John Mayer. Tune in above now and read a quote from Combrink on the release below!

Summer Sunshine’ is a title that represents the happiness of summer and the way summer makes you feel. In this scenario, summer represents the love of my life and it is a reference to the idea that she makes me feel like summer. This is most certainly my favourite song I have ever put out.”

Hip-Hop | merry choppins and Tim Gent connect on “ib2up”

Posted by on January 27, 2022

“ib2up” is one of the more catchy songs I’ve heard this week. The track is by Nashville based producer/songwriter Tony Esterly aka merry choppins and features a guest verse from local rapper Tim Gent. The high energy electronic and hip-hop hybird release is high energy and as smooth as ever. Check out a quote from MC on the release below and stream their new collaboration above now!

“ib2up started as a hook idea from Tim. I just kept coming back to it after the initial session and tried producing different versions behind it. It went from a hype anthem, to a chill trap beat, and many versions in between. I finally landed on this production on the 6th version of the song when I threw Tim’s acapella over a rap beat I was making, and it finally felt like the song had a home.” – merry choppins

Indie | Dennyiah Drop Video for “Sense Of The Rain”

Posted by on January 7, 2022

Slovakian indie band Dennyiah return with one of their most captivating and hybrid releases to date, “Sense of the Rain”. This is the first piece of music I’ve heard by the band but this one is something unique and a great listen. Dennyiah, consisting of lead vocalist Denny and guitarist Lubos, the two-piece fuse pop, soul, country and blues to create their distinctive style and are known for never being limited to one sound. Tune into the visual for “Sense of the Rain” above now and read a quote from Dennyiah below on the release!

“It’s about the elusive sensation of an invincible life force coming from within. Losing the ego and idealised and pre-constructed idea of self. That’s when nothing around changes. The only thing that changes is your perception and the fact that it doesn’t have the power to go under your skin anymore because it’s always been disconnected from the true within. Bad things good things – it’s all the same – what matters is how much you let it drag you down. This song speaks about the short moment of enlightenment, about the deep connection to everything without the heaviness of reaction.”



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Albums | Chaz Cardigan & The Gifted Connect For “Feels Like I Know You”

Posted by on May 14, 2021

Nashville singer/songwriter Chaz Cardigan connects with L.A. based duo The Gifted for a feel-good new collaborative single called “Feels Like I Know You” that goes over a relatable topic that only some people are lucky enough to fully understand. The indie pop anthem proves once again that Chaz is a rising star in the alternative pop space and excites me for what’s next for his project. Read a quote from him on the meaning of “Feels Like I Know You” below and check out the track above now!

“Social media really nurtures this desire we all have to be seen, and to find intimacy with strangers.  You see someone’s life in pieces every day on your feed, and your brain puts them all together, like, ‘yes, I know them, we’re close!  Just yesterday they went for a drive to their parents’ place.’  We’re all guilty of becoming friends with people who have no clue we exist.  “Feels Like I Know You” is about that disconnect between following someone at a distance everyday, and the easy, honest jump in logic to considering them a friend — or more.  The weird consequence of everyone being a brand is that everyone, famous or not, we’ve all got these parasocial bonds with total strangers now; I really wanted to follow that idea to its extremity. Everybody’s a stranger, so no one’s a stranger; “1’s and 0’s, it’s just as real as skin”.” – Chaz Cardigan

Pop | Listen to Rei’s New Single “Give Me a Little Jazz”

Posted by on January 30, 2021

With years of practice and performance under her belt, Rei is definitely an artist to keep an eye on. “Give Me a Little Jazz” is her latest tune and it delivers an incredible listen that gives the listener an uplifting feeling. Needless to say we’re excited for what’s to come. “My songs reflect the idea that while we’re all isolated to varying degrees both as individuals and groups, we’re all equal in our ability to appreciate music. I write songs with themes across different generations, genres, ethnicities, gender preferences, and social consciousness, from equality to the environmental crisis. I sing for the sad, the lonely, and the heartbroken, so they know they’re not forgotten,” she says. Tune in to “Give Me A Little Jazz” above now!

Alternative | Hugo Valentine shares powerfully poignant new single “Rule the World”

Posted by on September 9, 2020

“Rule the World” is the newest track in a string of releases from London based singer-songwriter, Hugo Valentine. His latest offering is a cheery, yet equally pensive pop ballad filled with rich, acoustic instrumentation. His musical inspirations are obvious on “Rule The World, citing artists like Elton John, ColdPlay and Arctic Monkeys to Tom Odell and David Bowie. Valentine continues to impress on his string of releases in 2020, check out his latest above now and read a quote from him on the single below now.

“…Often one finds a lot of comfort in reminiscing about happy times from the past, and this is an idea that the song explores. The notion of ‘together we can rule the world’ aims to fill the sufferer with the hope that he doesn’t have to do this alone, that others are there for him and that he can make it through this difficult part of his life with the help of those who love him. ‘Rule The World’ brings to light the isolation that often comes with addiction and seeks to remind people who suffer in this way that they are not alone.”

Albums | Cloudkid releases “Born To Die” by Besomorph & Coopex

Posted by on March 20, 2020


German producer Besomorph collaborates with Coopex with Ethan Uno for “Born to Die,” as they bring out the guitar riffs, and hard bass drops. If you’re in panic right now, not sure where it’s all going, and want to get a hold of your nerves. Press play, tomorrow isn’t promised. Once you’ve accepted this, you can live in peace. Go big or go home!

Ethan, the vocalist shares with us:

The lyrical story portrayed relates to my own experience with past failed relationships. The idea of being “Born To Die” was inspired by the original demo title by Besomorph and Coopex. I felt that that phrase was captivating and perfectly described the atmosphere of the production. I built the song’s story off of that phrase, developing it into the idea that the connection that my ex and I had was “Born To Die.”