EAR CANDY VOL 50 – THE BEST OF THE BEST!

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HIP HOP

Hip Hop:
New York City/Boston/Delaware:  American Original Gent wraps sparse musical arrangements around his dominate vocals.  Nothing is overpowering the rhymes here, the vocal prowess is strong, the material innovative and original, and the vibe enthralling.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and check three jamz from the release WDMHOP. 

Hip Hop:
Newark, New Jersey:  Rah Ruga rattles endless rhymes, sharing life experiences and spilling out the grit from the street.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight for a journey into the dark underworld of the hood and the reality of today’s day and age.

Hip Hip:
Newark, New Jersey:  Rah Ruga is not just a rapper, he is the voice of his city, spilling his heart out on his debut release.  Relentless rhymes keep you focused on the flurry of phrases effortlessly woven around a groovin’ soundtrack.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight for True Music Discovery.

Hip Hop:
Wichita Falls, Texas:  Xtravagent combine gang vocals, tasty harmonies, and rapid fire verses, swarming the pulsating music like hood locusts.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and enjoy some extraterrestrial hip hop!

Hip Hop:
Virginia:  SongCast is all about the up and comers!  Suav Rico is rising up out of Virginia Underground.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and crank new music singles that are boom bap soulful based steez with hard underground beats and lyrics.

Hip Hop:
Clearwater, Florida:  Kush Blowin Movement was founded by 2 friends, who wanted to make the world a better place through art and inspire others to pursue their goals.  Crack up this Hip Hop Spotlight and enjoy a great up and coming rapper and the sweet smoke surrounding this incredible indie music.

Hip Hop:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  Ftmgboys is a management company short for Fast track management group L.L.C we currently have three hip hop artist signed to us and 2 female vocalist that were working closely with. The three hip hop artist are Rico, Jut and phille. Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and check out what this talented group of indie artists have to offer.

Hip Hop:
Plainfield, New Jersey:  Hal Gore has spread his wings and emerged as a mover and shaker in the world of indie hip hop.  Loaded with memorable hooks, you will find these songs swirling around in your head long after your first listen.  Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and open your ears to the world of Hal Gore.  You’ll be glad you did.

ROCK

Rock:
Czech Republic:  Satisfucktion was formed in 1991 and have blazed a trail through the Czech Republic and into the world.  The band oopened for the legendary “KISS” (for a crowd of 50,000 in Prague) and shared the stage with the wonderful “FAITH NO MORE” in 1997. The same year, Satis enjoyed an alco-pornographic tour of the Czech Republic and Slovakia with WALTARI(Finland). Since then, their fan base continues to grow and they have racked up numerous live shows.  Stream this Rock Spotlight and check a few tunes from the release Motionless.

Rock:
Ontario, Canada:  Samantha Moore is an indie artist who often crosses over into mainstream success.  Her music has been featured on the MTV show “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach”, her earlier songs were re-cut by the likes of Diana DeGarmo, Miley Cyrus and The Clique Girls.  Stream This Rock Spotlight and check three tunes from the release Finally.

Rock:
Brisbane, Austrailia:  Dave Allen lays down a heavy groove, grinding his way through a mrmorable tune with a hook that resonates long after the song has ended.  Stream this Rock Spotlight and introduce yourself to Dave’s succulent sonic soundscapes.

Rock:
Norway:  The Mighty Thunderpants provide pure, dirty, rock and roll.  Firing grungy, sonic bullets, these tunes are packed with power chords and destined to be played loud!  Stream this Rock Spotlight and enjoy the no-frills, fun, frenzy that is The Mighty Thunderpants.

Rock:
Westchester, PA:  Waveradio produces a splendid sonic landscape that will take you to musical places that are unique and memorable.  Straight forward, with a slight alternative twist, Waveradio will keep you coming back for more.  Stream this Rock Spotlight and dive into a delectable world of Waveradio.

POP

Pop:
Nigeria:  Tidy Deeash‘s vocals are soul searching, layered with emotion, and the power behind these satisfying sounds.  The vocals and music intertwine and meander together, creating a unique and memorable melodies you will want to enjoy again and again.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and enter the world of Tidy Deeash.

Pop:
Miami, Florida:  Valerie Alonso is a world class talent.  She began playing piano, ukulele and singing at just nine years of age. She continues to grow as an artist and explore the incredible talent she has been gifted with.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and experience the future of pop music.

Pop:
Atlanta, Georgia:  Ty Universe is a dynamic performer, with vocals that deliver a hint of Prince, this artist has more of an alternative vibe, while still very hook-laden, danceable, and poppy.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and check out a very unique entry into the indie Pop Scene.  Trip out on three tracks from the release Polyphonic Dope.

Pop:
Atlanta, Georgia:  If you like fresh new styles of Pop & R&B mixed with a futuristic sound then you will definitely take a liking to Mavyn.  Singable anthems, tasty arrangements and heavenly harmonies elevate Mavyn high above others in the genre.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and step into the world of Mavyn.

Pop:
New York, New York:  Courtney Graf is a singe/ songwriter from New Jersey. At a young age she combined her passions for singing, writing poetry and playing music into songwriting. Courtney taught herself to play piano and guitar by ear when she was 14 and has since written hundreds of songs. Her lyrics speak to empowering the self, embracing the moment and appreciating the people you love.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and check out an aspiring and spellbinding performer.

BLUES

Blues:
Lafayette, Louisiana:  Listening to Connie G perform is like sitting around a campfire, having a great conversation with a long-time friend.  Stream this Blues Spotlight and warm up to a few tunes from the release Bad Soul Sista. 

Blues:
San Francisco, California:  Bobby Perry understands the blues, lives the blues and plays the blues. Mr. Perry has written, produced and performed his unique blend of jazz and urban blues for years. He is now hard at work bringing to realization the hundreds of tunes he has composed.   Stream this Blues Spotlight and open your ears to a trio of tracks that will soar into your soul and stay with you forever.

Blues:
Newcastle, Australia:  Alan Newbery cut his teeth playing guitar and singing with Bush band Empty Pockets and Blues band Bluestone.  Since then he has stepped out on his own.  The arrangements are solid and full..the lyrics are creative and entertaining.  Stream this Blues Spotlight and chomp on a few tunes from the release Blueberry.

Blues:
Dallas, Texas:  Tim Taylor is a master of the blues.  Soulful, dynamic guitar playing, combined with a driving back beat and masterful songwriting, combines to provide an exciting and satisfying music experience.  Being blue has never been so fun!  Stream this Blues Spotlight and check out four fantastic tunes from a release simply and aptly called Blues. 

REGGAE

Reggae:
East Orange, New Jersey:  Frassdon was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and spent his youth sneaking out of the house late at night to visit local dancehalls and stage shows.  The music of his native country resonates through his soul and now into his own music.  Stream this Reggae Spotlight and hear an interview with this phenomenal reggae musician and songwriter.

ALTERNATIVE

Alternative:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:  Days Of Main will shuffle into your world, with their ever changing, ever unique brand of undefinable music.  Never enjoying comfort in just one genre, the band is always branching out and always venturing into new areas.  Stream this Alternative Spotlight and enjoy a band that makes music on it’s own terms and cannot be defined.

Alternative:
Jacksonville, Florida:  Mindslip combine elements of rock and pop and intertwine them into an alternative shell, making their music unique and captivating.  They bring intrinsic complexities to their sound with detailed guitar riffs, methodic percussion, and refreshing lyrical hooks.  Stream this Alternative Spotlight and let the memorable hooks become part of your musical aura.

Alternative:
Redondo Beach, California:  Greenhouse Effect Exploded in popularity in 2008 on the internet!! Great Songs, Documentary Videos, Great lyrics, and one of the best Live Shows around earned them a rabid fan base that continues to grow.  Stream this Alternative Spotlight and check the low-fi alternative band that is big on substance!!!

Alternative:
Somewhere in Canada:  Not sure exactly where Caller 9 hails from, but their mysterious melodies and interesting arrangements only add to the mystique of this band.  Alluring vocals and unique arrangements make this band stand out in a genre of hard to define music.  Stream this Alternative Spotlight and take in what this band has to offer.

Alternative:
London, England:  Emil Schyren will take you to musical places you didn’t know existed.  So original, this music almost needs it’s own genre.  Stream this Alternative Spotlight and travel to uncharted territories and discover the true meaning of Alternative music.

Alternative:
Oakland, California:  Jesse Eiland will add motion to your aura with his upbeat and driving rhythms.  Full of rock but also brimming with sprinkles of original musical madness that will captivate you and keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering where the meandering music will go next. Stream this Alternative Spotlight and page through a few tunes from the release Scrapbook. 

COUNTRY

Country:
Nashville, Tennessee:  The Howboy Catts are the SOUND of two Singer/Songwriters from Nashville, living & dying for their art, scratching & clawing, finding a way to get their music heard. Combining fun moments with hard drivin’ Country Rock numbers, and even throwing in a ballad for good measure, The Howboy Catts offer something to all types of country Fans.  Stream this Country Spotlight for a trifecta of twang and get familiar with The Howboy Catts!

Country:
Choppington, United Kingdom:  Mountain Rio is rock solid, first rate, contemporary country.  No frills, just great musicianship, tasty vocals, and fun, memorable arrangements.  Hit this Country Spotlight, take your shirt off, and dance!

Country:
Jackson, Georgia:  The classic sound of Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho-Devilles will win over even the most discerning country fans.  The perfect amount of “twang,” combined with line dancing beats and stellar vocals, stream this Country Spotlight and enjoy a few tunes from the release Country Gold. 

RHYTHM & BLUES

R&B:
Augusta, Georgia:  You are being introduced to the vocal stylings of Alanna. Connecting the sounds of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soul, Alanna has managed to develop a style with a crisp, underground edge. Stream this R&B Spotlight and prepared to become drawn to a few tracks fro her release Lullaby.

R&B:
Detroit, Michigan:  Dave B will captivate you with memorable melodies and smooth, savory, sexy vocals.  Stream this R&B Spotlight and jam some tracks from the release Love Expression.

HEAVY METAL

Heavy Metal:
Las Vegas, Nevada:  The World Within are brooding and bombastic, melodic and monstrous.   Epic vocals, a powerhouse of percussion, and thick, harmonious arrangements make for a exciting listening experience sure to resonate with rock and metal fans.  Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and crank some tunes from the release From The Ashes Of A Wasteland.

Heavy Metal
United Kingdom:  Unearth The Kings are relentless.  Their stabbing, fast, and rig shaking speed will leave you breathless.  Their pounding double bass that has been known to cause whiplash, and their screaming vocal  are rumored to have awakened the dead.  Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and slam dance around the room!

Heavy Metal: 
Peoria, Illinois:  Prey For Us slams out a modern metal sound, containing classic elements.  They describe themselves as a hardcore band at heart, with a variety oif genres thrown in to add flavor.  Their musical influences are derived from the life and times of its members.  Stream this Heavy Metal Spotlight and smash the silence with a great, up and coming, metallic monster!

JAZZ

Jazz:
Atlanta, Georgia:  The Dangerfeel Newbies provide smooth sounds with sensual and sensational vocals, taking you back in time to the vibe of a speak easy.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and wrap your soul around a few tracks from the relase Culture Dawn.

Jazz:
San Antonio, Texas:  C.W. Edmondson creates music from actual experiences he has encountered in his life. The Artist refers to his music as, Music for the Mind.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and experience a trio of tracks from the release Elations.  

Jazz:
Panorma City, California:  APJ is 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.  Hit this Jazz Spotlight and check two tunes from the tasty release Time.

Jazz:
Mexico:  Kiro Gavitz provides sassy jazz that will soothe your soul.  Unique arrangements, interesting lyrics, and a percussive back beat that will keep your feet tapping, Kiro Gavitz is jazz of the future.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and jump aboard the Kiro Train!

Jazz:
Bloemfontein, South Africa,  Chakela Lepele began playing guitar at age 10.  Hit this link and listen to an interview with Chakela, as he talks about his music and how he gives back to his community.   Stream this Jazz Spotlight and enjoy Chakelak, as he explores cross-genre interfaces between acoustic and electronic music.

Jazz:
Hollywood, California:  Fitz Houston is a very accomplished actor, appearing in scores of TV shows, including Seinfeld and The X-Files.  Since 1971, Fitz has written over 100 songs and 150 poems. His lyrical pieces include numerous ballads expressing various aspects of love, life and relationships as does his poetry.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and immerse yourself in the musical world of Fitz Houston.

Jazz:
Jacksonville, Florida:  Edgar Winston provides jazzy soundscapes that are both captivating and relaxing.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and treat yourself to some smooth jazz with a beat you just can’t ignore.

SINGER/SONGWRITER

Singer/Songwriter:
Tuscon, Arizona:  Johnny Oberly is a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. In college, he discovered “open mics” and would venture out to the local coffee shops and restaurants to play in Durango, CO.  Honest and organic, his music is thought provoking and memorable.  Stream this Singer/Songwriter Spotlight and enjoy a few songs from the release Hey Brother.

Singer/Songwriter:
Nigeria:  Matthew Eyito’s vocals are blessed with happiness, the reggae like rhythm’s and luscious layering of the vocal harmonies makes these sweet compositions very easy to enjoy.  Stream this Singer/Songwriter Spotlight and enjoy original compositions from an up and comer in Nigeria.

ELECTRONIC

Electronic:
Adelaide, Australia:  Triple T will get your blood flowing with a unique array of electronic nuggets you will want to feast on again and again.  Dynamic, danceable, and delightful, stream this Electronic Spotlight for a whole new take on the genre.

Electronic:
Ontario, Canada:  The Daydreamerz provide a sonic smorgasbord, delectable, sometimes danceable, sometimes dissonant.  Stream this Electronic Spotliught and enjoy a band that breaks boundaries and crosses genres.

DANCE

Dance:
Ghana:  H 4Real will get your feet tappin, your hips swayin’ and your body moving to the bright and beautiful melodies provided by h 4Real.  “Turn Your Body” round and round while Streaming this Dance Spotlight!

Dance:
Moscow, Russia:  Keyfx has a plethora of music experience, taking him across much of the world.  His experience shines through, with polished production, phenomenal performances, and rhythms that will be stuck in your head forever.  Stream this Dance Spotlight and get your body movin’ to these tasty, delectable, danceable, tunes!

INSTRUMENTAL

Instrumental:
Dubai/London:  DJ Nix provides a wall of sound that is enthralling and energetic.  Danceable and delectable, stream this Instrumental Spotlight for a trio of tracks from the release Speed Of Heart.

Instrumental:
Austin Texas:  Maxwell Murphy composes perfect soundscapes, subtle complexity interwoven around simplistic but pleasing rhythms.  Stream this Instrumental Spotlight and escape with a few tracks from the release Lost in Time.

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