Ear Candy Vol 40 – Recap – Hours of Indie Music!!

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Here is your weekly digital mixtape of recommended SongCast artists that we think you should check out.  This blog is a recap of the last ten Ear Candy blogs.  Send this to your friends and family.  Give the gift of indie music!

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Here is your weekly ear candy:

Hip Hop:
Memphis, Tennessee:  Inhale some beats from SMOKE.  A prolific songwriter, Smoke has over 400 tracks available online!  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and check out three tracks from the release CameAlongWay.

Hip Hop:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada:  The Shidiots are not for the faint of heart.  Explicit and exquisite, callous and comedic, parental guidance is recommended.  These two song titles say everything about this artist, “Die Happy” and “The Liquor Store!”  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight, turn it up, stop whining, forget about being offended, have fun, and sing along.

Hip Hop:
From Boston, Massachusetts:  The smooth, sultry voice of Ashanti Munir has won over the European scene and is quickly spreading around the US.  Ashanti is the proud owner of two top 10 UK Soul CDs.  She has walked away a winner at “Amateur Night at the Apollo” in Harlem, NYC.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and treat yourself to one of the best in the genre. 

Hip Hop:
Oakland, California:  Cashoutt Domo stand out in the city of Oakland, among scores of rappers.  Rapid fire lead vocals with intricate backing vocals and swirling, percussive beats with progressive keyboard smatterings, make this artist an original, something very hard to achieve in the saturated world of hip hop.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and crank a few tracks from the release Drugs Money Romance.

Hip Hop:
London, England:  Green Jade is polished and prolific, with many tracks available online.  The craft has been perfected and is as smooth and spot on as anyone.  Lightning fast lashes of the tongue, combined with complex rhythmic pulses will take over your senses and hold your attention.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and turn yourself on to this UK phenom,

Hip Hop: 
Chicago, Illinois:  Cray Dollas is as hard core as the streets of Chicago, where the beats and rhymes were influenced and born.  Not fr the faint of heart, this rapid fire indie artist is turning heads with their frenzied flair.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and check out a few times from the release Under The Radar.

Hip Hop:
Chicago, Illinois:  Yadi Pimpin was brought up in the inner city to the suburbs. bringing a sound of the streets, and placing the stories and realness back into music.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and climb on board the Yadi train.

Hip Hop:
Bronx, New York:  Sphinx Saga are an indie music powerhouse.  Smooth, flowing tracks, topped with relentless rhymes that are both thought provoking and socially aware.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and jam tracks from the release Creative Writing For Dummies.

Hip Hop:
Newark, California:   Damien Carr (Jahleeo) is a recording artist, poet, singer/songwriter, and a man passionate about his music.   Inspired by life’s lessons, his music is uplifting and nourishing, rather than dark and negative.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and familiarize yourself with tunes from the release Ghetto Manifest.

Blues:
Ontario, Canada:  SONNY DEL-RIO has been cranking out blues and rock and roll for half a century!  Stream this Blues Spotlight and check out two diverse tunes from this master of the blues.

Blues:
Melbourne, Australia: Dean Haitani is a prolific songwriter and master performer.  He has received airplay on ABC Radio National, PBS, RRR, 3CR, and has been heard on the air in ,Argentina, Chicago, and Japan.  Stream this Blues Spotlight and enjoy the work of a master of the blues.

Reggae:
Kingston, Jamaica:  Check out a few tracks from reggae legend and SongCast artist JOHNNY CLARKE!  Releasing over 25 studio albums during the course of his storied career, Johnny Clarke is one of the finest reggae artists that has ever lived.  Stream this Reggae Spotlight, featuring a few dubs guaranteed to fuel your reggae fire!

Reggae:
Jamaica:  Alton ORielly Thomas aka “Chicken Chest,” is known as one of Jamaica’s most conscious and inspirational entertainers. Chicken Chest entry into the music industry started out as a dancehall DJ while performing with some of the most popular sound systems in Jamaica. It was during these performances that he developed and sharpens his skills as an entertainer.  Stream this Reggae Spotlight and step into the world of Chicken Chest.

Reggae:
Los Angeles, California:  Sakoma Sababu means: we are all one,we know that music is love and through music we are all one in the sprit of Jah ,we are all one family.  Love is the key which unlocks the soul and music is the vessel to the destination of Enlightenment.  Stream this Reggae Spotlight and surround yourself with love and light.

Pop:
France:  You will go “Crazy” over this single from AKUNA ART!  This dynamic, very well produced, polished, and tasty, this pop track will stick in your head for a long time after you stream this Pop Spotlight.

Pop:
Miami Beach, Florida:  Nathalie Janette experiments with unique vocal and piano arrangements, emotional, dynamic, vocals, great harmonies, hooks that stay with you.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and enjoy raw, pure, indie goodness!!

Pop:
Nigeria:  Tidy Deeash serve up organic pop infused with reggae.  Tasty and true.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and enjoy the story of “Anabella.”

Pop:
Clearwater Florida:  Amanda Keller was highly influenced by the the attitude and story telling of country music, along with the powerhouse vocal delivery found in R&B and pop.  Combining these influences with a twist all her own, Amanda has developed a very unique and refreshing style of singing.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and acclimate yourself with one of Florida’s most promising up and coming artists.

Rock:
New York, New York:  Crown of Thorns is the brain child of Jean Beauvoir.  Jean is an indie artist, who has sold millions of records.  He was discovered by Gary U.S. Bond’s manager whilst performing at a local Long Island club and was then invited to join the classic Doo Wop group The Flamingos, as the youngest singer/member.  The punk rock explosion in New York led to his joining The Plasmatics for the most important years of the bands career.  He has since worked with hundreds of household names and continues his snotty approach to loud, rig cage rattlin;, sonic sneers.  Stream this Rock Spotlight and blast a few from the release Karma.

Rock:
Sarasota, Florida:  Horizons Fall.  Melodic but heavy, this band is modern rock at it’s finest.  Check out this Rock Spotlight and enjoy a few tracks from Horizons Fall and their release Love Is Key.

Rock:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:   Cry of Silence is a self-proclaimed All Asian rock band, combining a unique, diverse, mix of punk, grunge, metal, funk and the best ’90s and ’80s influences. Their songs are filled with aggressive yet beautiful vocals and harmonies, accompanied by catchy guitar melodies that sing along with their music.  Stream this Rock Spotlight and become familiar with their excellent release Influence.

Rock:
Los Angeles, New York, London:  Dreamer keyboardist and songwriter Tom Slack has played with such recording legends as Michael Jackson, Mick Fleetwood, Jody Watley, Howard Hewitt, and Shalamar to name a few.  The tracks from their latest release were recorded in the 80s, but never released until now.  Stream this Rock Spotlight and blast a few tracks from the release We’ve Got The Power. 

Rock:
Germany, Russia/UK, Ireland, and Canada:  Alma Nine bring culture and style from many countries together into a style all their own.  Stream this Rock Spotlight and feel the energy created on the release Time Changes All.

Rock:
From Toronto, Canada:  Big Crush has a sound that will crush your speakers with it’s pulsating rock rhythms and fierce female vocals.  Loud, brash, melodic, and tasty, you will crush on Big Crush!  Stream this Rock Spotlight, visit their official website, and enjoy some tracks from the release Temptation!  You will be tempted to listen again and again!!

Rock:
Montreal, Canada:  May Child are straight forward,powerful, heavy rock.  Driving and dynamic, melodic and monstrous, pissy and polished.  Stream this Rock Spotlight and check out a band that plays by it’s own rules and dishes out a sound all their own.

Country:
Florida:  Simple Southern Boys began in Central Florida in 2004. They describe their blend of country and southern rock as “Swamp Rock.”  Jump into the swamp, splash around, and “Party In The Country” as you Stream this Country Spotlight!

Country:
Arlington, Washington:  Michael Crawford is upbeat, foot tappinn’ contemporary country.  Well produced, crisp and clean, you will find yourself returning to these great hooks again and again.  Stream this Country Spotlight and experience a few tunes from the release TBD.

Country:
Dallas, Texas:  James Lann is a master of his country craft.  A perfect example of the incredible indie music that is part of the SongCast family of artists, you will find your feet tappin and head noddin’ as you explore melodies from the rtelease Honky Tonk Kung Fu. Stream this Country Spotlight and get yer country on!+

Country:
Salford, England:  Beetrootjam is groovin’ country, with touches of blues and rockabilly, Beetrootjam will get your body moving and excite your senses.  Stream this Country Spotlight and enjoy some classic English country from the release Strawberry!

Country:
Oxfordshire, England:  Troubshort and Turnipseed combine their love of old school country with British humor.  A bluegrass bass cookin’ with vibes of Hee Haw, Stream this Country Spotlight for some foot stompin’ fun!

Country:
From Dallas:  JAMES LANN.  Upbeat and catchy, great production and great songwriting collide into some mighty fine country music!  Stream this show and check out some great tunes from James Lann‘s release Honky Tonk Kung Fu.

Rhythm & Blues:
London, England:  Rao reaches out with warm, intriguing harmonies and a sonic personality you immediately want to get to know.  Stream this Rhythm & Blues Spotlight and become one with the vocal prowess of the singer, songwriter, and dancer known as Rao.

Rhythm & Blues:
From London:  AMIA FRANZ.  Contemporary, groovin’ R&B, seasoned with jazzy undertones, highlighted by sultry, soulful vocals, Amia Franz has it all!

Heavy Metal:
Sweden:  FATAL SMILE.  Brutal but melodic, larger than life, bombastic and blistering, you will find yourself returning to this band over and over.  Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and crack a few tunes from the release 21st Century Freaks.

Heavy Metal:
Bournemouth, England:  Furyborn are relentless.  Coming at you like a well prepared army, smashing sonic barriers with their powerful, pulsating prowess.  Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and blow out the windows with tracks from the release Dawn of Leviathan.

Heavy Metal:
Las Vegas, Nevada:  The World Within is filled with epic arrangements, powerful performances, and pounding prowess.  Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and blast tracks from the release From The Ashes Of A Wasteland.

Heavy Metal:
Sweden:  Live Elephant is a musical monster.  Sonically searing, intense and intricate, this band is one of many great artists from GMR Records, proudly distributed by SongCast.  Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and get crushed by a trio of tunes from the release Speak The Truth Or Die Alone. 

Heavy Metal:
Stockholm Sweden:  Tad Morose has been around, in various incarnations, since the early 1990s.  Their 2018 release Chapter X is their best to date.  From the masters of Swedish metal, The GMR Music Group, this release is a must for all types of metal fans!  Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight for three tracks from Tad Morose.

Heavy Metal:
Inza, Russia:  Wandersword are straight forward, blistering metal.  No frills, no nonsense, just expert musicianship and slashing sonic scapes that will excite metal fans of all types.  Stream this Heavy metal Spotlight and blast some tracks from the release Waiting For War.

Alternative:
Youngstown, Ohio:  ASLEEP.  Experimental and unique, fantastic and furious, this band will amaze you with their catchy arrangements, one-of-a-kind vibe, and masterful musicianship.  Stream this Alternative Spotlight and enjoy music from release Between, Above And Below.

Alternative:
Ontario, Canada:  Many More has been around since 1998 and has gone through many transformations. The latest lineup has recorded a CD of re-imagined original songs.  Standing the test of time, stream this Alternative Spotlight and enjoy a “Brand New Start” from this Canadian powerhouse!

Alternative:
Memphis, Tennessee:   Radio Dial is the brainchild of Michael Caserta.  He spent over a year writing original material and recording all the instruments himself, except drums.  Michael has shared the stage and opened for musical greats such as Blues Traveler, Eric Church, Luke Bryan and ZZ Top, among others.  Stream this Alternative Spotlight and check out a few tracks from the release Word Painter. 

Alternative:
Pontypridd, South Wales:  Modern and magical, diverse and dynamic, Climbing Trees will captivate you with their musical prowess and skillful songwriting.  Unique arrangements place them in a category all their own.  Stream this Alternative Spotlight and check out music from the release Borders.

Alternative:
Nashville, Tennessee:  Madison X combines a groovin’ backline with sneering, slamming lyrics, conjuring up vibes that scream “alternative.”  Stream this Alternative Spotlight and rattle your ribcage with a few tracks from The Red. 

Alternative:
Los Angeles, California:  The Blue Dolphins are a Los Angeles based songwriting duo 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 for a trio of tracks from the release Come On LA.

Jazz:
London, England:  Introduce yourself to legendary jazz trumpet player PAUL SPONG.  Paul has recorded and toured with Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and The Who, just to name a few.  Paul performed at Live Aid with Elton John and George Michael and he appeared and played in the Paul McCartney Film, “Give my regards to Broad Street.”  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and enjoy music from the release Holdin’ On, which has been described as “challenging, thought provoking, and atmospheric.”

Jazz:
Slovak Republic:  Borhees provides live music that slowly expands into tasty, old, school, jazzy rhythms who solos that sound impeccably improved.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and you will find yourself returning to the majectic music of Borhees.

Jazz:
Panorama City, California:  APJ, an accomplished saxophonist and vocalist, has been performing professionally since the age of 12, singing since the age of 4, and playing the saxophone since the age of 9,  He is a dedicated and well respected musician.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight to experience the joyof his life’s work.

Jazz:
Burlington, Ontario, Canada:  The Catherine M Thompson Song Project has a modern feel that retains classic elegant elements and remains refined.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and enjoy an incredible duo of jazzy masterpieces.

Jazz:
Roswell, Georgia:  Nelson Ramos performed professionally for the first time at age 7.  Born in Puerto Rico, Nelson relocated to the U.S. in the mid-80s.  His bio and musical experience is extensive.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and experience the talent and exquisite musical taste of Nelson Ramos.

Dance:
South Africa:  Tebokat gets every fiber of your being moving to the addicting and enthralling circular beats!  Galloping keyboards mix with soft, flowing electronic atmospheres to create unique, but basic, music that will get you movin!’  Stream this Dance Spotlight and see for yourself!

Dance:
Montreal, Canada:   DJ FYB became enthusiastic about music very early on, and wrote his first composition at the age of ten.  He has been pushing the limits ever since, using the freedom of creating in his own home studio.  Stream this Dance Spotlight and allow the lavish layers of sound get your body moving.

Dance:
Uganda:  Eddy Profit gets your body moving with his unique combination of reggae, pop, dance and smooth, layered vocals.  Stream this Dance Spotlight and revel in the unique sounds from this groundbreaking artist.

Dance:
Los Angeles, California:  Benjamin Black grew up playing many instruments, with a special emphasis on piano and an international collection of drums.  As a composer and producer, Black has provided music for TV, feature film, commercials, and live shows. Hes worked with blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer, supermodel Tyra Banks, comedian Chris Rock, actor Nicholas Cage, Victorias Secret, Disney, Playboy, E! Entertainment, Nike, Sony, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Fox Searchlight, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and many others.  Stream this Dance Spotlight and check out music from a indie performer that has over 60 tracks available online.

Electronic:
South Africa:  CIA DM & Retrosonic intertwine electronic elements with long flowing vocals to create eletronica that is fresh, rhythmic, and robust.  Stream this Electronic Spotlight and introduce yourself to the addictive elements of indie electronica!

Singer/Songwriter:
Boston, MassachusettsChrista Gniadek is a true Singer/Songwriter, singing about issues and experiences close to her heart and leaving her distinctive fingerprint interwoven into both herlyrics and musical arrangements.  Stream this Singer/Songwriter Spotlight to hear Christa talk about her music and enjoy tunes from several of her incredible releases.

Singer/Songwriter:
Southampton, United Kingdom:  Jaki Whitren is a legendary British Singer/Songwriter who combined blues, folk, and rock.  She contributed to the critically acclaimed release I Robot, from The Alan Parsons Project.  Stream this Singer/Songwriter Spotlight and enjoy a few tunes from her legendary release Raw But Tender. 

Instrumental:
Maxton, North Carolina:  Realbk‘s melodies swirl around the atmosphere and add warmth and solitude to the listener’s surroundings.  Stream this Instrumental Spotlight and enjoy a brief escape from the hard hitting world.

Christian/Gospel:
Uganda:  Flavourland is uplifting and spiritual, indie music made for the love of the message and the melody.  Stream this Christian/Gospel Spotlight and enjoy a few songs from the release Fire.

Easy Listening:
Tarzana, California:  Boghrat Sadeghan creates sonic solitude.  Classical guitar has never sounded so good.   Stream this Easy Listening Spotlight and be swept away by the subtle serenity of a release called Memorable Songs Anthology, Vol. 4

Easy Listening:
Sarasota, Florida:  The Brent David Project is the culmination of a lifetime of loving music.  Never interested in playing other people’s music, Brent has been writing songs from his heart and from his world for most of his life.  Stream this Easy Listening Spotlight for indie music made for the right reason, solely for the love of melody and song.

Easy Listening:
London, England:  Cafe Del Martin brings dynamic but peaceful rhythms, slowly building and ebbing like musical tides, refreshing the soul and hydrating the mind.  Stream this Easy Listening Spotlight and experience the magic of these memorable musical moments.

Childrens
Australia:  Mark Clark is a master storyteller.  Original, well crafted, music that is both funny and interesting.  Stream this Children’s Spotlight and pass on the gift of true music discovery to your kids!

New Age:
Colorado Springs, Colorado:  Kenneth D Bryant soothes your soul with a different blend of new age.  More than just ethereal, Kenneth incorporates many musical elements into his sauna of sounds.  Stream this New Age Spotlight and become one with the release Meditation Is Medication.

World:
Israel:  Yisroel Adler, began his musical career many years ago.  Recently, Yisroel began working on his album, meeting with the greatest composers and taking his time to develop the absolute material.  Stream this World Music Spotlight and treat yourself to music from the release Oiros. 

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