CD Reviews

Vents Mag – Music/CD Reviews

Weekly roundup of new releases. July 27.20

Gente/Salvajes and Gente.Double Single by Ulises Hadjis.  Two beautifully playful and emotional tracks in Spanish from this Venezuelan alternative pop artist and multi-instrumentalist stream on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes store and all digital platforms. Hillbilly Love . Single by Scott Holstein. Down home, toe-tapping CW earworm that fits the times we …

Read More »

SINGLE REVIEW: 9 to 5 by SEXTON

The Perth-born music artist Sexton is gaining notoriety via a growing list of impressive stats including a Top 40 smash on US Rhythmic Radio with her hit feature on TK Kravitz’s track Space (46 million streams, 250k sales) as well as opening for major acts including Lil Wayne, 2Chainz, Migos, …

Read More »

Amir Beats drops new Single

Whoever this lady is, she is high maintenance with a capital H. Rapper Amir Beats describes in his devilish flow and slick, powerful writing in his track “Get ‘Em Throwin Dollars”. His breakbeats and DJing style cashes in quickly. The rolling beats and repeated lyrics add up to a breakout …

Read More »

Cinemartyr releases LP

Marching out of the darkness like a fascist army in some grainy old war footage, Cinemartyr’s “Run From Terror To Bring It Closer” doesn’t let us get comfortable with its ominous strut before unleashing a complicated deluge of distortion that can wipe out anything that gets in its path. In …

Read More »

Rich Lindo drops new single “Jungle”

Canada hasn’t historically been known for burning it up in the world of hip-hop, but that narrative is changing thanks to the efforts of independent artists like Rich Lindo, whose new single “Jungle” is making a big impact at home and abroad this July. Based out of Toronto, Lindo doesn’t …

Read More »

CD REVIEW: Twenty Twenty by Ronan Keating

This greatest hits package from the Irish singer-songwriter and musician features all of his mega smashes and a little more. A few of the tracks have been ‘re-imagined’, that is, re-recorded with several guest vocalists including Shania Twain, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sandé, Alison Krauss and Claire Brown. One of Ronan’s …

Read More »

Trevor Drury drops new Single

Combining the magic of a pop song with the fragility and elegance of a classical instrument can often come across pretentious or disingenuous. One modern pop songster that hovers the summit to stardom is singer/songwriter Trevor Drury. His fusing of alt pop and string orchestration in his new single “Second …

Read More »

SINGLE REVIEW: Nothing to Lose by Johnnie Mikel

Johnnie Mikel isn’t hiding behind any bland poeticisms in his latest release, the supple “Nothing to Lose;” in fact, he’s doing pretty much the exact opposite. “Nothing to Lose” is a pop song structured around a rather simplistic hook n’ harmony scheme, but for what it lacks in elaborate adornments …

Read More »