Ear Candy Vol 30 – HOURS OF INDIE MUSIC
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Republic Of The Congo: BK64 began exploring music at age 12. By 2007, it became a full time occupation and obsession. Stream This Hip Hop Spotlight and check out three tracks from the release The Ship.
Indianapolis: Born in South Africa, now kickin’ it in Indiana, Yung JB brings a unique perspective to his arrangements and beats and mixes it with superb vocal prowess, separating and elevating him from his peers. Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and jam a trio of tunes from the release Mama Told Me.
Virginia Beach: SwagMoneyMovement is an indie artist on the rise. Spilling out lighting fast rhymes over top of well produced grooves, this hard working indie artist just gets better and better. Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and get on the latest track from this indie artist on the move.
Hollywood, California: Tony Lyrix adds elements of R&B and island music into his rhymes, adding a smooth dynamic to his rapid fire lyrics. Caustic but melodic, rough but oddly relaxing, Tony Lyrix adds elements to his hip hop that you have never heard from other artists. The ability to be unique and original, in a genre saturated with copycats and wannabees, elevates Tony Lyrix into a musical circle all his own. Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and crank up a trifecta of tunes from the release Hollywood Whore Story.
Baltimore: Shineplus throws dynamic rhymes with colossal charisma. His art demands attention and will dance it’s way into your aura and take hold. One listen to this promising artist will have you coming back for more. Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and check out a phenomenal, up and coming, indie artist.
New York City: Godfather Pt.3 is a member of the Queensbridge New York City group of rappers called the Infamous Mobb. Since 1995 and affiliated to the most famous duo Mobb Deep established since 1993 , God Pt.3 continues to release innovative material, helping to redefine the genre. Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and check out a dose from the release Chemical Imbalance.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Since the age of 15, Yeung Rich has been writing music. Yeung has worked with many mainstream and independent artists. Hit this link and check out this up and coming hip hop artist from the SongCast family.
Chattanooga, Tennessee: Yung Rick is hazin’ up the scene with a kushy curriculum of radical rhymes. Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and crank up some catchy hooks, with a southern fried delivery, mixed in with heart-felt passion.
Nigeria: Base 10 are making waves with their danceable brand of Hip Hop. Sonically superior, the beats swirl around your body, cutting you off from the outside world and demanding attention. Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and check a few tunes from the release African Mentality.
Durant, Mississippi: Jimi Jameson is a legend. The vocalist and frontman for Survivor, the writer and performer of the theme from Baywatch, and a prolific and acclaimed songwriter, Jamison will always be remembered for his warm, soulful vocals. Stream this Rock Spotlight and immerse yourself in the world of a rock icon.
Parts Unknown: SecondSon hails from nowhere and everywhere alike. They seek to learn, to teach, to love, to bleed. They seek the truth and the lies that create it. They want the world but will settle for the sky. Stream This Rock Spotlight and enjoy the straight forward, driving melodies of SecondSon and the release Open Your Eyes.
London, England: Eve Of Poison are turning heads with their dark brand of modern gothic rock. Remaining fluid, they are always exploring new ideas and incorporating new elements into their music. Stream this Rock Spotlight and join London rock fans in your appreciation of this great indie band.
Switzerland: Driven by high energy, Snurfu throws in flavors of garage and punk into something they call “a sweet mix of sweats and malt vapors.” No brain surgery, it’s that kind of rock you’ll love or hate but if you love it, you’ll have to play it loud and grab a beer or two. This is unpolished, sweaty rock and it feels alright. Stream this Rock Spotlight and blast some tunes from the release Play This Game.
Boston, Massachusetts: Thomas Anderson was born to create music.
As a musician through the years Thomas has enjoyed a publishing deal with DreamWorks, recorded 4 original CDs, Played for months at a time on cruise ships, had multiple tracks placed in films and TV, and continues to thrive as an indie artist. Stream this Rock Spotlight and crank up three track s from the release Rocks.
New Rochelle, New York: Karais James has escaped from the muddled mazes of mediocrity. He has an inherent and uncanny artistic perception that makes his music an exception to the rule. His genre is not rock, hard rock, or heavy metal – its A Part of his Soul. Karais James fuel is verve and vivaciousness. Stream this Rock Spotlight and take in an eclectic and well rounded artist, incorporating a multitude of elements into his memorable music.
Memphis, Tennessee: Jimi Jamison is a rock legend. He may be gone, but his music will live forever. He wrote and performed on the theme for the iconic TV series Baywatch, was the singer of the uber-successful band Survivor and released some incredible solo material. Here is a track from a band Jimi was in called Target. Stream this Rock Spotlight and discover an indie artist that crossed over into mainstream success.
České Budějovice, Czech Republic: Satisfucktion was born in the southern Czech Republic. As an indie artist, they have done incredibly well, opening for many international heroes, such as Kiss in front of 50,000 fans in Prague. They have toured throughout Holland and Great Britain. Stream this Rock Spotlight and crank up three tracks from the release Motionless.
London, England: Eve Of Poison crossed many boundaries in the realm of rock. Heavy and melodic, al;ways evolving and venturing in new directions, this band will appeal to many types of rock fans. Stream this Rock Spotlight and enjoy sonic snacks from the release Ascention.
Huntsville, Alabama: The Beatslinger dishes out infectious beats, smooth, sexy vocals, hooks that take hold and never let go, and rhythms that engulf your body. Stream this Pop Spotlight and enjoy music from the release Chains And Roses.
Houston, Texas: Anacarina says it best: “I can’t contain it, flooding like waves. Nothing can stop it. Nothing can hold it back . . .” Stream this Pop Spotlight and become familiar with the complex, yet delightful and danceable indie Pop from this rising star from the lone star state.
Long Beach, California: Born in Texas and now residing in Los Angeles, Sherry Pruitt has been singing her whole life. She began singing in church at age 6 and her ability to sing gospel music translated handily to singing the blues as well as popular music and she soon began appearing around town in local night clubs and lounges. Stream this Blues Spotlight to enjoy a modern treatment of the blues, which includes pop and gospel elements from the release I’m The One You Need.
Melbourne, Autralia: Pete Hawkes is a master of the slide guitar. Gigging and living throughout Australia and in places such as Tasmania, New South Wales, London and beyond, Pete has multi-cultural influences, but his blues remains true to the roots of the genre. Stream this Blues Spotlight and enjoy a dose of greatness from the release Ragtime & Bluez.
Detroit, Michigan: Robert Slap is a composer, multi-Instrumentalist, engineer and producer, His music spans a wide spectrum of styles that include blues, rock, new age, soundtrack, and jazz. He has over twenty album credits, and has been recording as a solo artist and composing music for film, TV, documentaries and video for the last 20 years. Stream this Blues Spotlight and check out a few tracks from this mid-west powerhouse.
Kingston, Jamaica: Saleen resides in the heart of reggae. Her smooth and powerful, uplifting vocals resonate with a spiritual aura. Stream this Reggae Spotlight and experience the power and passion of Saleen.
Kingston, Jamaica: Richard A. Gordon aka Inzpiratrion has been performing for a decade, following in his father’s footsteps and steadily building a respectable fan base. Combinig Dandehall and Reggae with his own unique twist, Inzpiratrion is a reggae sensation! Stream this Reggae Spotlight to hear a pair of tracks from the release Reel Life.
Los Angeles, California: The Blue Dolphins are a unique songwriting duo composed of singer/songwriter Victoria C. Scott and two time Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Alfonso G. Rodenas. Their music is characterized by beautiful melodies, tight harmonies and an uplifting positive mood that embraces Folk, Pop and Rootsy Rock with a unique timeless quality. Stream this Alternative Spotlight and enjoy this one-of-a-kind collaboration and the unique, multi-genre music they create.
Melbourne, Australia: Distorted Evidence Of Distortion hails from Melbourne, Australia. Impossible4 to categorize, due to their extreme originality, this band is a perfect fit in the “Alternative” genre. Stream this Alternative Spotlight and experience the magic of indie music!
Norwood, Pennsylvania: Bill Gardiner puts together washes of sound and dreamy discourses that intimately intertwine and defy categorization, making them perfect for our Alternative genre. Stream this Alternative Spotlight and bathe in the musical mist of the release Blue Dreams.
Phoenix, Arizona: Andrew Kaeppel provides a swirling soundscape of tribal percussion, with ghostly rhythms and layered, atmospheric vocals. Andrew is in a world all his own, making his music perfect for our Alternative Spotlight.
London, England: Belle Cannon grew up in a musical family. She traveled from England to Nashville to record her release Rewind for BelleJar Records. Stream this Country Spotlight to hear a unique twist on the genre, intertwining Country and Pop with elements of Bluegrass.
Australia: The Whiteliners are what I have coined as “hillbilly bop and roll!” Combining country, rockabilly, truckin’ songs, old time, rock & roll, western swing, and a pan pipe or two, this is a great example of an indie band that is redefining the genre. Stream this Country Spotlight and enjoy three tracks straight from the outback!
Kirkcaldy, Scotland: Jackie Storrar was a fighter. After many years of fighting breast cancer, Jackie was called home in 2016. Jackie is an inductee of The British Country Music Hall of Fame. Her music is timeless. Stream this Country Spotlight and pay tribute to an iconic country artist with a golden voice.
Bridport, England: Stompin’ Dave will get you dancin’, with his flamin’ fiddle and catchy country! Crack up this Country Spotlight and dance to Dave’s “Greasy String” from the release One Foot Over The Pond.
Austrailia: Tarscha is a musically explosive, dynamic, power house that is highly revered not only for her high energy performances that leave her audiences spellbound, but also for her ability to express honest emotion through her own original compositions. Sit back, buckle up and stream this Country Spotlight and invoke an exciting rollerc coaster ride of country rock with Tarscha.
RHYTHM & BLUES
Rhythm & Blues:
Washington DC: Woof Gang is the one man band of Lawrence Wise. Wise mas morphed this project all over the place, since it’s inception in 1981. One thing, however, has not changed. The innovative and creative flow that keeps this project original, non-repetitive, and always branching off in new directions, is as strong as ever. Stream this Rhythm & Blues Spotlight and enjoy some psychedelic, funky, rhythmic blues that only Woof Gang can create.
Rhythm & Blues
Richmond, Virginia: Kevin Jaxon started as most R&B artists do, in the church, as a youth choir member. He sang for years and years before taking interest in playing drums. He later became a drummer for his family’s gospel music group, “The Harvey Family Singers”. Immersed in music since he was very young, the sounds Kevin creates are simply an extension of his soul. Stream this Rhythm, & Blues Spotlight and enjoy the seasoned sounds of a master musician.
Rhythm & Blues:
Hopewell, Virginia: Aniiyah Jackson, also known as Pocahontas, is an American Singer-Songwriter, Lyricist, Music Producer, mixing R&B, Pop, and Country. Stream this R&B Spotlight and discover this immensely talented up and coming indie artist.
Orange County, California: SongCast is proud to distribute labels such as Blasphemour Records and their brutal and talented roster of unique, heavy, indie artists. Werewolf Congress is dark, angry, pissed off, and brutal. They are unrelenting, with a melodic twist that gives a modern metalcore flavoring to this extreme outfit. Open your windows, crack up this Heavy Metal Spotlight, and watch your neighbors lose their minds!!
Italy: The extreme power metal of Round 7 achieves a level of intensity that few bands can reach. Galloping, intense rhythms and angst ridden vocals, mixed together with a melodic madness I have rarely experienced. Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and check out an indie band that takes this genre and makes it all their own.
London, England: Chase The Ace incorporate old school thrash elements into their modern, melodic, but still furious mountain of molten metal. Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and slam dance your way through a few sizzling tracks from the release Warriors Of The Wasteland.
Spokane, Washington: A Cryptic Ending is a 5 piece melodic hardcore band, They have went through a few member changes and another brief break up, until finally finding their footing and gaining a following. Add yourself to the following and stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and blast three tracks from the release Goodbye To A Perfect World.
Melbourne, Australia: Bury The Fallen are a jewel of the Australian music scene. Their soaring and scathing live shows have earned them a solid base of metalcore fans throughout their native country. The band headed to San Diego in June 2013 to record with renowned engineer Daniel Castleman at Lambesis studios (As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine, Carnifex, Devildriver) resulting in a blast of organized chaos called We Are The Wolves. Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight for some power and precision from this incredible metallic release. Dive into some melodic mayhem that will melt your face off!
Aalborg, Denmark: Hailing from Denmark’s fourth largest city, Mads Jensen is an instrumental powerhouse! Driving, galloping, gushing waves of heaviness are always mountainous, always complex, and enough to keep you guessing and wanting more. This band demands attention. Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and rattle some paintings off the wall with tracks from the release Hourglass.
Austrailia: Chase The Ace are a perfect example of a slammin’ underground metal band. Decending like a tornado with sneering verses, driving rhythms, and gang vocals, this band will rattle your rib cage and annoy your neighbors! Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight, crank the volume, and break off the knob!
Columbia, South Carolina: Sam “Bassman” Jenkins graduated from college with a minor in Music. While in school, he spent many years performing with the renowned Benedict Gospel Choir, The USC School of Music, and the S.C. Philharmonic Orchestra. Stream this Jazz Spotlight and enjoy the smooth jazz and tasty bass on the release Journey.
Raleigh, North Carolina: Perry Fain has been playing guitar since the age of 6. A self-taught musician, Perry’s gift that blossomed in his youth and has taken him to venues in Europe as well as in the U.S. Stream this Jazz Spotlight and turn yourself on to the sweet jazzy guitar abilities of this North Carolina legend.
London England: Breno Brown was born in Walthamstow, London. Entered the Record Business in 1978,working in independent promotion. He co-founded Impulse Promotions, part of the Zomba Group of Companies in 1983. Between the years 1983 & 1987 Impulse promoted and was responsible for over 220 top 75 Hits. Stream this Jazz Spotlight and check out a trio of tracks from the release Authentic.
South Africa: Yonela Mnana is multi-talented and excels as a singer, piano player, computer, and arranger. His ensembles feature his own compositions that encompass jazz, gospel, African traditional music and popular contemporary music. Stream this Jazz Spotlight and enter the world of a accomplished indie artist and a fantastic release called Baba.
Hollywood, California: Sadly, Kent Welton passed away in 2016. However, his music lives on. A prolific songwriter, his body of music encompasses all aspects of jazz. Stream this Jazz Spotlight and be mesmerized by the magic that is Kent Welton.
San Antonio, Texas: C.W. Edmondson creates music from actual experience; he refers to his music as, “Music for the Mind.” From delectable bits of dance, mixed in with elements of rock and R&B, CW takes modern jazz to new heights with his unique take on the genre. Stream this Jazz Spotlight to hear a few tracks from the release Elations.
Raleigh, North Carolina: Perry Fain has been playing guitar since the age of 6, when his parents gave him his first guitar–a Fender Mustang– for Christmas. A self-taught musician, Perry regards his ability to play the guitar as God-given, a gift that blossomed in his youth and has so far taken him to venues in Europe as well as in the U.S. Stream this Jazz Spotlight and enjoy the amazing talent of this incredible indie artist.
Washington DC: Acclimate yourself with CommonbonD, the acclaimed acoustic partnership of Mary Beth de Pompa and Ashley Miller and their eclectic blend of blues-edged folk/rock. Stream this Singer/Songwriter Spotlight and enjoy a few tracks from the release Super Elastic Acoustic Plastic.
Boston, Mass: Thomas Anderson was born to create music.
As a musician through the years Thomas has recorded several original CDs, traveled as a performer on cruise ships, won a lyricist award from ASCAP, had multiple tracks used in films and TV, and continues to entertain around his home city of Boston, MA. Stream this Singer/Songwriter Spotlight and enjoy a few tracks from the release A Beautiful Trip.
Buffalo, New York: Soothe your soul and experience uplifting music from Shannon Louise Carter. Stream this Christian/Gospel Spotlight and enjoy music from the release A Song In The Night: The Worship Experience.
Corona, California: Best known as Guitar Guy from The Jeff Dunham Show, Brian Haner has toured the world with his warped brand of musical comedy. The family genes are packed with melodic DNA, as Brian’s Son is Synyster Gates from the metal monsters Avenged Sevenfold. Stream this Comedy Spotlight and familiarize yourself with a legendary comedy classic, “Fistfight In The Wafflehouse.” The video for this song on You Tube is a must see!
Planet, NY: Someone has to mess with those annoying telemarketers! Damn Telemarketers do just that, turning the tides on this telephone tyrants and adding some warped wonder to their boring existence!! Stream this Comedy Spotlight and enjoy hearing telemarketers squirm!
Lithuania: MaRa is a great example of pure indie talent. The joy of making music is prevalent in every note of this electronic musical masterpiece. Dynamic, danceable, and delectable, Steam this Electronic Spotlight and envelop yourself in electronica!
Orlando, Florida: DJ Ali will get your blood pumpin’, your feet moving, your soul soaring! Upbeat, aura-arousing, auditory excellence is what awaits you when you stream this Electronic Spotlight. Move your body to tunes from Timeless: A Musical Repertoire.
Czech Republic: The electronic energy of Freezer is hypnotic, pulsating, electrifying, and captivating. Stream this Electronic Spotlight and become mesmerized my the melodic madness from the release Black Box.
Stallion Springs, California: Keith Lawson has been composing with computers for about 20 years. His unique electronic escapes take on a life of their own. The complexities of each track perfectly intermingle, providing layer upon layer of intricate loops, with intimate intricacies. Stream this Electronic Spotlight and become one with a few tracks from the release Patterns II.
Louisville, Kentucky: St. John’s Wort has a new therapeutic use! This groovin’ old school sounding dance outfit will rattle your rib cage to the rhythms of funky, retro, rock. Stream this Dance Spotlight and your whole body will be movin’ before you know it!
High Wycombe, England: Taste a rainbow of rhythm with Skittle! Enhance your environment with high energy tracks from a prolific artist, who has been creating music and earning fans for decades. Stream this Dance Spotlight and seduce your eardrums with a pair of tracks from the release Xenu.
Johannesburg, South Africa: One of the most creative minds in South African Music and Television, DJ Benito is far from his humble beginnings. DJ Benito has appeared on countless TV programs and worked with the greatest names in house music today. Stream this Dance Spotlight and watch the rhythms take over and flow through your body with euphoric ecstasy!
Brecksville, Ohio: Todd Tobias creates enthralling instrumental soundscapes that are layered with tasty elements and flavored with melodic magic. Stream this Instrumental Spotlight and experience instrumental music that is both original and extremely well done.
Oxford, England: Marcus Flynn is a session player that has recorded for the BBC, MTV Films, The Doscovery Channel, Jackass The Movie, and more! Check out his videos on You Tube. Flynn’s fantastic melodies intertwine with the atmosphere to create pleasing and memorable soundscapes. Stream This Instrumental Spotlight to check out a few of our favorites by this dynamic guitarist and instrumentalist.
New South Wales: David R Broughton brings forward a new approach on New Age music. Far from just cascading, ambient waves pt sound, David adds a mastery of musical composition to create soundscapes that ebb and flow with the dynamics of the ocean. Stream this New Age Spotlight and sail away to the soundtrack of a release called Ascendance.
Australia: This isn’t your Grandfather’s Easy Listening! Conn O’Neill provides music that is very easy to listen to and appealing to all demographics. The friendly and intimate nature of Conn’s vocal delivery will make you think you are engaged in a satisfying conversation with a life long friend. Stream this Easy Listening Spotlight and enjoy a reboot of this genre.
Ringgold, Georgia: The smooth and warm vocals of Kendra Masonchuck will wash over you like a cool summer rain. The stories told by her lyrics come to life and encircle you like a good friend at a fireside chat. Stream this Easy Listening Spotlight and enjoy music from the excellent release Sounds You Simply Cannot Ignore.
Australia: Glenn Brace is a phenomenal fingerpicker, a singer/songwriter that will soothe your soul with his easy listening approach to acoustic music. Stream this Easy Listening Spotlight and enjoy a few choice tracks from the release The Gathering.
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