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Drum Dynasty’s new album “Time Machine”

Drum Dynasty’s new album Time Machine is an intriguing hybrid, not just in terms of genre choices but over stylistic and technical contrasts. The content of each track dances between the mystical pop of Buddha Bar and a quieter, more reflective ambience typical of Brian Eno or French duo AIR. …

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Hot Half Dozen January 19, 2021

This Too Shall Pass by Doña Oxford. The Goddess Of Soul, Blues & Boogie blows us away with an updated remake of her hit “This Too Shall Pass” from her 2013 album Soul Quest and it is a winner.  The lyrics are perfect for a new year and her music …

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SINGLE REVIEW: It Still You by Rusty Gear

US country music artist Rusty Gear has just released It’s Still You, the follow-up to his previous hit Check in Check Out Blues, which received a massive response at radio and across all streaming platforms. The new track blends classic country flavours with a smattering of contemporary elements to create …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Old Rusty Road by GIO

Australian singer-songwriter Gio has just released Old Dusty Road the follow-up to his previous hits Free, Your Face and See You Tonight. The emerging music artist is strengthening his position as one of Australia’s most promising acts, producing intimate, impassioned songs with universal allure, incredible sensitivity, and uncommon charm. Taken …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Never Surrender by Drake Jensen

DRAKE JENSEN, Nova Scotian and acclaimed Nashville recording artist, has just released a reimagined take on Corey Hart’s classic hit Never Surrender in a compelling duet with Ottawa artist Lisa Thompson of the band Sovereign Council. An equally exciting video accompanies the track; both are dedicated to the front-line workers …

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CD REVIEW: Reborn by Catarina J.

Soft but decadent in all the right places, Caterina J’s Chilean drawl is perhaps the biggest deal-sealer in her clandestine new EP Reborn, and when coupled with the exotic strut of a song like “Rollercoaster,” it’s impossible for any true audiophile to resist. Caterina J doesn’t have to get particularly fanciful …

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Spiral Vortex’s Latest Album Prisma

Listening to Spiral Vortex’s latest album Prisma, now available in stores and on digital mediums such as Amazon, Spotify, and iTunes is a mixture between relaxation coupled with several twists of an unforeseen musical knife. The latter is the strange, purposefully off-putting synths and ambient sound effects permeating all of …

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Hot Half Dozen January 12, 2021

We received 61 submissions.  Here are our 6 favs. Istanbul, single by CYRRCA. A single from the artist’s new 13-song self-titled album. The album grew out of a round-the- world odyssey that ranged from the Trans-Siberian Railway to the Montenegrin coastline,  from Rumi’s shrine in Mevlana, Turkey, to the Korean …

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