Saturday, 01 April 2017 18:07

Oceans of Illusions

We are Ocean of Illusions, an upcoming Death-metal band from New Jersey. Our style is unmatched and unrivaled bringing brutal to a whole new level. Our sound is original and our songs are catchy, listen to us! Our interests are Partying and playing METAL - (source:Bandcamp)


Members: Zachary Howard - Vocals Josh Held - Guitar Chris Castano - Guitar Ami Cohen - Bass Kedwin Ramirez - Drums | Genre:Deathcore/ Progressive

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Published in Music
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 23:04

1-800-Gabriella (Video)

1-800-Gabriella Shot, Directed and performed by the one and only Farma Wes

Monday, 19 September 2016 16:58

David Pollack

David Pollack Tour

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) 

Isawyourfuture DavidPollack

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.  


I Saw Your Future from Micaela MC on Vimeo.

Published in Music
Friday, 09 September 2016 14:34

Alexis Hadefi

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: 






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Published in Music
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 16:55


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.

- (See videos below) 

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.

- (Video Performance below) 

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)

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:27

R.O.E performs live at Silvana's - May, 2016

R.O.E, 3 man Hip hop positive vibe band, brings the energy and vibes to Silvana's, located in Harlem, NY.

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Part 1


Published in Live Performance
Monday, 06 June 2016 21:55

Discover Your Ambition

Adventure Awaits at Discover Your Ambition with vlogger, Lance Reis.

Welcome to Discover Your Ambition, I'm Lance, self improvement junky, entrepreneur, adventure seeker, motivator, and lover of fine wine. The purpose of this site is simple, to promote a life full of health, wealth, & happiness through self improvement and exploring the world. I live in beautiful Portland, Oregon and have some of the most beautiful places in the US just hours away and yet in 28 years never found the time to go see them. Well that all changed when I found The Power of Ambition by Jim Rohn and The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. These 2 books inspired me to go out and do what I'm passionate about. Travel and inspire other.  (Source:) 

Published in Vlogs
Monday, 06 June 2016 17:37

Kick-ass Designs

Need a custom modern yet timeless logo or graphic to help your brand stand out among the rest? You came to the right place. Welcome to Kickass Designs.

My team & I create edgy, CUSTOM & sophisticated logos that are sure to grab attention, and keep it. Have you ever asked yourself "do I really need a logo?" Why does your business need a professionally designed logo? The answer is simple: A professionally designed logo attracts attention, and leaves an everlasting impression in people's minds. We offer several all-inclusive design packages suited for a variety of budgets. We are located in Portland Oregon but we have worked with thousands of companies all around the world. With the quality & service we offer, you wont find a better team to work with. Anywhere. Period. (Source:)

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CEO of Kickass-Designs,

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Published in Art/Design
Monday, 23 May 2016 00:23

Cameron Murdoch

"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, a creative project titled ISMYSHITTIGHT, RVAmag and more! 

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No offense to Chadwick Boseman, who was great in the award-winning 'Get on Up', but there was a disconnect between us, the viewers and the attempted depiction of one of the most greatest performers to ever break sweat on stage, James Brown.  For those who know a little about James Brown, the film seemed too ferris-wheelish, compared to an intense 100mph rollercoaster that never stopped. 

Since there is so much more to be told from his legacy, it would have been best told through a character-piece; one which took us into the microlevel of James Brown energy and mind, and not a magnified view that tried to fit his entire life in a few hours, which is what 'Get on Up' felt at times.  Not only did  James Brown become the Godfather of Soul, he became his music; a Man who didn't take no mess, did his own thang, loved feelin' good, women and a funky good time.  Yet musically, creatively, James Brown was a genius, a groove originator with captivating stage presence, powerful lyrics containing political, philosophical, sexual, and economical references and innuendos on funky grooves in rappin' flows.  Long before Logic, Kendrick, Drake, Weezy, Kanye, Eminem, Jay, Tupac, Biggie, N.W.A, KRS One, James Brown was Rappin’, Freestylin', and it was gold.  Over the span of half of a century, James Brown has not only become an iconic figure in  music History, but an iconic and influential figure in popular culture. 

‘Get on Up’ paints a positive timeline of events which is great, but I feel like we are being cheated of reality in not telling the full story.  Give us the whole 'sha-bang' please.  Maybe future generations need to understand what mistakes were made and how idols overcame them. 'Get on Up' definitely skipped over some parts that could cause for some intense film watching, and drive audiences. Violence, crime, murder, drug use and abuse, war, politics, women, sex, death, success, failure and more were large components of the godfathers life, but so was an overall sense of just trying to 'feel good!'. Aren’t we all just trying to feel good? With a little Dancin’, movin’, groovin’ you know. 

Let's look at it from a business point of view. Studio's want to make money, they want to see people fill the theatre seats, they want to see its members, staff and all cast win awards for their outstanding performances. Yes, 'Get On Up' won 6 awards and was nominated for 15 nominations, but no oscars?   When we think of Biography films, lets face it,  the fun-loving  ’Get On Up’  probably won’t be the first of movies that come to mind.  The movies that will come to mind, will be the oscar award winning films that took us deep into the wild emotional rollercoast ride of the protagonists mind. Ali, which starred Will Smith as Muhammed Ali,  Ray, which starred Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, and Walk The Line which starred Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny cash had several of elements in common, elements that were absent in ‘Get On Up’.  

- They were Oscar award winning performances 

- There was sex, drugs, violence, imprisonment

- They were Rated R

- There was tremendous success to offset these other low moments

- lacked comedy


After James Brown's death in 2006, I knew it was only a matter of time before a film would come out about him. But when I saw the trailer, of Get On Up, I was highly disappointed that we were fooled in seeing a film about Little Richie (who was depicted in the film giving advice to James Brown before both artists blew up in fame) and not about James Brown. In fact, It was more upsetting that Jamie Foxx wasn't playing James Brown. Jamie Foxx is the perfect candidate for playing James Brown, hands down. Not only did Jamie Foxx win the Oscar for his biographical role for Ray, Jamie Foxx is amazing at impersonations and I'm sure he would've been effective in turning up the realism notch. Check out these clips of him doing some: 



Jamie Foxx even looks like him! 

 Jamie Foxx (Left) - James Brown (right)


Published in Film Review
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