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CD REVIEW: From Parow With Love

More of a ‘Jack Parow and friends’ EP than a piece of work just by the South African rapper, From Parow With Love carries on Parow’s mission to bring his music around the world. While on several tours to the Benelux countries, Parow picked up a few friends along the …

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CD REVIEW: Starting Now by Idalee

Pop Quiz! What do medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer, Johnny Cash and the Arizona-based singer-songwriter Topher Hall all have in common? Top marks if you answered that they all found artistic inspiration following brushes with prison. Chaucer was a prisoner of the French during the Hundred Years War. Johnny Cash …

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CD REVIEW: Labeled by Souleye

Souleye is a paradox. An artist of contradictions. His new single, Labeled, is now available for download via souleye.net. Labeled is a direct call to build sincere understanding and empathy between people. This shouldn’t sound revolutionary. But it is. You see, Souleye works in the realm hip-hop. Souleye has entered …

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CD REVIEW: DreamEternalBliss’ Self-titled Album

DreamEternalBliss music takes ’80s new wave influences and wraps them up in a fresh, modern rock style. You’ll hear and feel some classic Euro-pop influences, but DreamEternalBliss doesn’t emulate those bands. This is fresh music with a nod to the past. There are big keyboards and sultry vocals, plus outstanding …

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CD REVIEW: Me Right Now by Hannah Ayrault

Hannah Ayrault is here on her own merits. The Detroit native’s debut EP Me Right Now isn’t a product of crass calculation or paint by numbers nonsense. It embraces modern sounds, it tackles common lyrical subjects, and definitely wants to be liked – but never pretends to be anything it …

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Under the Bodhi Tree drops EP

Esco Santerio was a prophet. He foretold of a day when two young men embark on a quest for musical enlightenment. In the same place Buddha embarked on his 49 day journey, Under the Bodhi Tree has created a sacred place of musical exploration, comprising of Duncan Newland-Thompson, Jaymic Volz …

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CD REVIEW: Shine by Claudia Norris

Claudia Norris first broke onto the scene in 2007 when she started uploading her own self-penned and composed songs to Youtube. The videos started gaining popularity and a head of steam which has led the Edmonton (Canada) native to recording three varied EPs across recent years. The latest of these …

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CD REVIEW: New Beginnings by Josh Phillips

The debut release from Josh Phillips has, indeed, a fresh melodic sheen quite unlike other young country music performers today. This six song collection casts him in the mold of country music balladeer, but Phillips unveils an assortment of sides to his musical persona. It’s quite refreshing to hear a …

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