If you appreciate good music, a soulful voice, an acoustic sound — your definitely going to like this guy. Reigning out of Portland, Oregon, Craig Irby Jr. takes us away from the electronic loops, and into his rabbit hole of good vibes. From staying hip to his social media, based off of a few shares of his open mic performances, it looks like he’s about to drop an upcoming project.
In the meantime, Craig Irby Jr. has graced us with this organic and harmonious jazzy original, collaboration with Andrew Jones on the bass, and Andy Rayborn on the clarinet. Multi-talented Craig Irby Jr. was on everything else — percussion, acoustic guitar, vocals and lyrics; recorded at Anjuna Studios with Slater Swan and Mercury Mastering. Listen and stay tuned for more of his uplifting sound.
One listen to Sam Robbins smooth and soulful voice, and we've become fans. New England native, Sam’s voice is described as a blend between James Taylor and Jason Isbel, yet his acoustic vibe still sets him a part. Serenating covers from Earth Wind & Fire, to Stevie Wonder, to Ed Sheeran, to Beyoncé and more, including his amazing rendition of Blackstreet's - No diggity No Doubt, plus originals, all can be found on his youtube and shows his versatility as a singer.
Sam's recent album Up North featuring his single - Do You Remember Love? can be found on:
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The smooth melodic soul of David Pollack's voice has literally been 'crashing the loss of sound' across the U.S, which is fittingly the title of his current tour an title of his upcoming single 'Crashing Through A Loss Of Sound'. One browse/stream through his soundcloud will have you in a suprisingly unresistable groove - a fresh sound to vibe to.
David Pollack's recent single, 'I Saw Your Future', has a great story to it. (Cover Art below)
Collaborating with his friend Lionel Lombard, who, while traveling in Bolivia, wrote this song about a friend who was struggling with Alcohol Addiction, this project ended up being a very well executed collaboration between a group of talented individuals.
1. Lionel wrote up the lyrics and sent it to David,
2. Who then wrote the music for it,
3. Which was then produced by Phillipe Lanchance from Montreal Quebec,
4. Which was then mastered by Joao Carvalho from Toronto.
Below is the soundcloud project that song is on and the video for it.
Multi-instrumentalist Alexis Hadefi has gone from playing drums in a band that mixed new wave and a touch of garage, titled Neïmo, as reported by Reuters back in 2007, to going viral on Facebook with his video post of him playing the guitar in a unique way that ended up reaching more than 5 million views. Now, in addition to his band titled Peelgreems that released a project in 2012, you can here and watch Alexis play and compose new music on his:
Angelle is an R&B/Soul singer-songwriter out of Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in a musical family, she was always encouraged to follow her dream and aspire to great things in life, as well as in music. By the time Angelle was five years of age, she knew that singing was what she wanted to do, and by the age of ten she was writing her own music. Her biggest influence might have been her father, who believed in her dream from the time she was a little girl - but in fact, she feels that everybody in her life has contributed to her creative goals in some way, shape or form. Not least of all, two of her uncles enjoyed great commercial success in Haitian music, a legacy she is determined to carry on.
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Angelle has won several awards for her songwriting, starting in high school with the Grammy Day competition, and more recently making it to the semi-finals in the Song of The Year contest for her original song Why. Inspired by the iconic voices of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Motown, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Mary J Blige, Jazmine Sullivan, Lauryn Hill, Patti Labelle, Marvin Gaye, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Sara Vaughn, she dreams of playing the part of Aretha in a yet-to-be-made biopic, and hopes to one day sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Her debut EP Rêvé (Life’s But a Dream) was released in 2015, and promises to be a moment like so many others in her life, one that leads her on to something greater. Angelle is a graduate of the University of Albany, and is proud to have been part of the Open Door Scholarship program.
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When she isn’t making music, she is passionate about humanitarian pursuits, and has been instrumental in building a foundation to help bring the arts back to the lives of Haitian children. In life as well as in music, and especially in honor of her family and heritage, Angelle will always carry the torch for the legacy left behind and continue to explore its boundless potential. In 2016 Angelle decided to release her new materials that signifies the growth of the acceptance of who she was becoming. Angelle's new single 12 am is very explicit. This song exploits Angelle's grown and mature side. Angelle is also currently working on new materials and cant wait to share them with her fans
The following clips were from Angelle's performance at Caffe Vivaldi Never Stop Loving You Marry You - Original Why Neither One of Us Stuck On You - Original Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston Cover)
“The neo-soul is STRONG with this quintet — watching them onstage (and they're definitely a live band) is an education in peristalsis as each of them extracts nutrients from the sound. Their fundamental affection for Elliott Smith and Wilco shines through in both the steady-eyed, phrase-conscious songcraft and the lid-bursting turns of filigree. More often than not, however, the ensemble kinks into hyperspatial, cardinal modes: D'Angelo (harmony like roux; telepathic rhythm), St. Vincent (secret, sur-pop dance; pedaled leads that nonetheless feel absolutely naked), and many more. Together they declare a project in psychedelic soul, a chamber concern with no small share in the sincere. Hear their debut album “Loves You” at Madam West.” - Pete Longofono, BIG FIGMENT (Source: Madamwest.com)
Madam West writes driving, tightly-arranged songs from the intersection of mind and gut. Here are grooves to match your exquisite hips to, and characters to love or hate with equal parts gusto. If you listen closely, you'll detect odd chords to nod in or out of accord with, shiny synths and loops to wrap your brain around, and a few vocal leaps of faith.
The debut LP "Loves You", the EP (not pictured), and a compilation of singles are available for purchase and download at Madam West's Bandcamp. (Source: Bandcamp)
"Eclectic Hip-Hop and R&B with a familiarity that you can't put your finger on."
Though the task is not at all daunting, for Cameron Murdoch, making the audience smile and dance in momentary bliss is simply not enough. "I seek to create moments that inspire. That uncontrollable urge to dance or bob your head is your soul saying "you need this", and that's what I seek to tap into." Cameron's journey has ultimately prepared him for just that. (Source)
From touring to Canada, across America, performing at Richmond Virginia's growing in popularity EPIC FEST and even at SXSW 2016, Cameron Murdoch continues to raise his talents in Performing and Music Production to a higher level, and then some. With projects under the way and a decent catalog of music available online for the public, as well as a good resume of press, we recommend following him and staying up to date with his progress and new projects. Check out some recent press of Cameron Murdoch at pwrmoves.hiphop, a creative project titled ISMYSHITTIGHT, RVAmag and more!
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Apeman - A three-piece alternative rock band from the basements of New York. The band consists of multi-instrumentalists Ryan Gredd Smith, Dexter Dine, and Ethan Primason. Apeman's sound evokes the melodies, textures and rhythms of rock and roll over the course of its evolution. The result is not dissimilar to that of the uncanny: something as familiar and recognizable as it is foreign and, at times frightening...(Source:Facebook)
Bandmembers: Ryan Gredd Smith (Vocal/Guitar/Bass) Dexter Dine (Vocal/Guitar/Bass) Ethan Primason (Drums/Bass/Keys)
Hailing out of Fairfax, Virginia with an array of projects uploaded on Soundcloud, ranging from being streamed tens of thousands of times to his most streamed track, 'Greatness', which is almost at 600k plays, Lamont's recent track, Running produced by Penacho, does not disappoint.
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