Ear Candy Vol. 52 – A Year Of The Ear!

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Our weekly Ear Candy blog is ONE YEAR OLD!!
Here is some of our favorites from the past year.
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HIP HOP

Hip Hop:
From Chicago, Illinois:  Ralph Tamosko is a great example of an indie artist who is doing all the right things to elevate his music and status.  Check him out all over social media, hit some tracks on you tube, including some great behind the scenes videos, and stream this Hip Hop Spotlight, containing tracks from the release I Am Legend.

Hip Hop:
From 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.  Indie hip hop at it’s finest!

Hip Hop:
From Schectenty, New York:  Experience a dose of lyrical reality with 3ality.  Positive rhymes, driving beats, searing lyrics and a drive to be the best surround this New York rapper.  Stream the Hip Hop Spotlight and surround yourself with beats from the release Sic Parvis Magna.

Hip Hop:
From Fresno, California:  LeBreaun is an extremely talented young lady, who is turning heads and making waves with smooth vocals and catchy lyrics.  Check out some of her videos on YouTube and stream this Hip Hop Spotlight for her indie hit “All In My Lane.”

Hip Hop:
From New Jersey:  ASHANTI ROSS. These three tracks from the release Ready will blow you away!   Well produced Pop magic!!  Ashanti Ross is a great example of the massive amount of talent we present on Spotlight.

Hip Hop:
From New York City:  God Part III is part of the Queensbridge New York City group of rappers called the Infamous Mobb.   Stream this Hip Hop Spotlight and check out some beats from the release Chemical Imbalance.

Hip Hop:
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.

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:
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.

ROCK

Rock:
From 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:
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.

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:
From Quebec, Canada:  Sinuupa are the soundtrack to the dancing northern lights!  Winner of the Best Rock CD award at the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards, this band will satisfy your craving for tasty, straight forward, rock!!  Stream this Rock Spotlight and enjoy a few tracks from Sinuupa’s release Arctic Darkness.

Rock:
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.

Rock:
From Los Angeles:  THINK OUT LOUD.  This is one of the many projects of master musician/songwriter Peter Beckett.  Growing up in England, Beckett’s calling in life was sealed when he witnessed The Beatles perform at the infamous Cavern Club.  Relocating to Los Angeles, Beckett has a storied musical resume that includes writing songs for Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, Kenny Rodgers, and others.  Peter earned himself a Grammy nomination for his performance on a song featured in the 1986 film St. Elmo’s Fire.  Beatlesque rock with modern flavorings, Think Out Loud is a must for any melodic rock fan. 

Rock:
From Huntsville, Alabama:  Jimmy Speed is grungy, gritty, grinding, and groovin’.  Stream this Rock Spotlight and blast three songs from the release Nothing But A Dream. 

Rock:
From Colorado Springs, Colorado:  Our Funeral Forgotten are five young musical alchemists whose philosopher’s stone has conjured a new millennial hybrid known as “Emo-Metal.” Stream this Rock Spotlight and crank up some hard-driving beats, knife-edge guitars and no-holds-barred, heart-on-your-sleeve vocals.

HEAVY METAL

Heavy Metal:
From Sweden:  FATAL SMILE.  Brutal but melodic, larger than life, bombastic and blistering, experience three killer tracks from FATAL SMILE and the release 21st Century Freaks.

Heavy Metal:
From Nottingham, England:  Earthtone9 set the English press on fire with their heavy and tasteful debut in the late 90s.  Since then, they have earned praise from mainstream metal press such as Metal Hammer and Kerrang!  Stream this Metal Spotlight and see what the fuss is about.  You’ll agree with music reviewers all around the world who think this metal band is great!!

Heavy Metal:
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.

Heavy Metal:
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!

Heavy Metal:
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.

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!

POP

Pop:
From Detroit, Michigan:  Barbara Kiss is the type of indie artist that is so talented and writes such good songs, she could easily become one of pop’s next superstars!  This Spotlight features a song called “Catch Me.”  The video for this track is excellent!!  Watch it here!  Check out her website for more info on this indie pop powerhouse!

Pop:
From New Jersey:  Emily Bendock has a fresh, upbeat, and addictive approach to music.  Her lyrics lyrics express all the pressures adolescents might experience at school, within sports and with friendships. Stream this Pop Spotlight and enjoy the song “Summer Love,” an  EDM song with a hint of pop to it.  This amazing track has a catchy hook that keeps you guessing until the end.

Pop:
From France:  AKUNA ART.  You will be “Crazy” about this single!  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.  Hit the official website for the latest and purchase some tracks from this phenomenal indie artist!  Support indie music!

Pop:
From Brisbane, Australia:  Bella Marie is a very talented and young performer, who has surrounded herself with music her entire life.  Her youthful energy is combined with a seasoned voice and a talent for songwriting.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and check out some indie pop that is every bit as good as anything you would find in a major label.

Pop:
From Lagos, Nigeria:  Miz Gold rhymes with lightning precision;  her rhythms encompass your body and you beco0me one with the groove.  Stream this Pop Spotlight and become enveloped in the trance like beats that only Miz Gold can deliver.

BLUES

Blues:
From 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.  You can also look up many videos of Sonny on You Tube and check out his official website.

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.

Blues:
From Detroit, Michigan: The Bugs Beddow Band plays more than 100 shows a year and have won the Detroit Music Awards for Best R&B Band 5 times.  Beddow has shared the stage with Boz Scaggs, Eddie Money, Robert Cray, Spyro Gyra, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, and many more.  Stream this Blues Spotlight and enjoy a few tracks from the release 3D Blues.

Blues:
From Perth, Austrailia:  Blue Shaddy.  High energy blues, with tasty guitar, a harmonica player that is off the charts, and catchy tunes that will have you seeking out more music by this great band.  This Blues Spotlight showcases a few tracks from the Hell’s Fire release.  Check out the many videos available on You Tube and seek out material from their four excellent studio releases.  Pure, sweaty, gritty, rockin’ indie blues.  Say hello on Facebook and tell them you heard them on Spotlight!

Blues:
From Arkansas:  Stream the soulful blues and soaring guitar of AKEEM KEMP, a gifted singer/songwriter, who is poised to make a serious name for himself in the world of blues/rock.  If you like the blues, you will love AKEEM KEMP.  Check out this video for “Sneaking Out” on YouTube.

Blues:
From Calhoun City, Georgia:  Ace Canon is a legendary indie sax player!  Ace has been inducted into the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame and the Rock And Soul Hall Of Fame!  Check out his Wikipedia page!  Stream This Blues Spotlight for a trio of great tracks from the release The Cannon Explosion.

REGGAE

Reggae:
From 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.  Learn more about him from his Wikipedia page and 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:
From Riverside, California:  Living Stone will take you on a trip to Jamaica, with their authentic brand of classic Reggae.  Fire up this Reggae Spotlight and stream three songs from the release Here In Babylon. 

Reggae:
From Jamaica:  Simple Simon is Jamaica’s legendary Foundation Dancehall Singer.  Simple Simon lives on through his music.  Stream this Reggae Spotlight and elevate your day with a few tracks from the release Real Man.

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:
From 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.  Crack up these tracks from the release Between, Above And Below.

Alternative:
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.

Alternative:
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!

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:
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.

COUNTRY

Country:
From Ontario, Canada:  SAMANTHA MOORE is a great example of an indie artist that is getting noticed and experiencing mainstream success.  Her music has been featured on the MTV show “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” and one of her songs was re-cut by Miley Cyrus!  Stream this Country Spotlight and hear a few great tracks by this amazing SongCast artist.  Check out her Wikipedia page for more information.

Country:
From Florida:  SIMPLE SOUTHERN BOYS.  This band 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” with Simple Southern Boys!

Country:
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. 

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!

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.

R&B:
From Chicago, Illinois:  The dynamic vocals of BabiDoll will grab your attention.  Her vocal arrangements are powerful, unique and  mesmerizing.  Babidoll invents her own style of R&B and flavors it with emotionally driven performances that are phenomenal.  Stream this R&B Spotlight and experience a whole new take on R&B.

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.

JAZZ

Jazz:
From Rio De Janeiro:  Alfredo Dias Gomes is an epic drummer, who surrounds himself with stellar talent.  A perfect example of the amazing artists we feature from all areas of the world.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and enjoy a few tracks from the release Corona Borealis.

Jazz:
From Detroit, Michigan:  The Bugs Beddow Band blends the blessings of blues and jazz, creating a sound all their own.  Stream this Jazz Spotlight and enjoy a trio of tracks from the release Yuda Man.

Jazz:
From San Antonio, Texas:  Sean Byrd has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and has performed with the Texas All-State Junior College Jazz Ensemble.  The first track in this Jazz Spotlight “Funky Business” showcases his bass playing prowess, while the second travels to more modern jazz territory, with seasonings of classical jazz.  The backbone is always the captivating bass playing of Sean Byrd.

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:
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.

SINGER/SONGWRITER

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. 

Singer/Songwriter:
From Germany:   Paul Fogarty is an Australian singer/songwriter based in Germany.  He has written over 1,500 songs and is the true definition of an indie singer/songwriter.  Stream this Singer/Songwriter Spotlight and enjoy a few tunes from Paul’s self-titled release.

Singer/Songwriter:
From Beverly Hills, California:  Phil Perry is an industry icon. A classic R&B singer songwriter, with an illustrious career with The Montclairs  – Perry has been featured on recordings from greats such as Barbara Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Bill Withers, Chaka Kahn and George Benson, just to name a few!  This Singer/Songwriter Spotlight contains material from his 11th studio release, A Better Man.

ELECTRONIC

Electronic:
From New York:  Hit the play button on this Electronic Spotlight and immerse yourself into the world of DJ Tony Harder.  This innovative artist provides captivating, upbeat electronica that is ever changing, beats that are body encompassing, sonic sculptures of epic proportions.  Enjoy these three tracks from the release Techno Relapse.

Electronic:
From Queensland, Austrailia:  Check out a few tracks from NOXIS and the release Look Over There.  Etheral, but upbeat, Noxis combines fascinating composition with tasty production to create unique and memorable material.

Electronic:
From Glendale, Arizona:   David E Farmer provides a very unique electronic landscape, shaping old school rhythms and bass guitar riffs, with jazzy keyboards and ever changing arrangements.  Meandering from funk, into jazz, with a accent of new age, immerse yourself in this Electronic Spotlight and experience a trio of tracks from the release Digital Doxology.

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:
From United Kingdom:  The Vocoders churn out beats that engulf your soul.  You body will submit to the groove and you will become enthralled with their excellence!  Stream this Dance Spotlight and check out a pair of tunes from the release Let’s Get Freaky!

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:
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!

COMEDY

Comedy:
From Los Angeles, California:  Best known as Guitar Guy from The Jeff Dunham Show, Brian Haner is the father of Synyster Gates, guitarist for the metal band Avenged Sevenfold.  Brian has done session work with Frank Zappa and appeared on Comedy Central.  You must check out Brian’s comedy classic “Fistfight At The Waffle House!”  The video is a must watch.  Check it out on You Tube.

Comedy:
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!

NEW AGE

New Age:
From Kenya:  The soothing, relaxing, soul nuturing sounds of Ambient AZX will make your aura smile!   Stream this New Age Spotlight and discover New Age music at it’s finest!

New Age:
Melbourne, Australia:  Under the dictionary definition of “soothing” there should be a link to the music of Christopher Lloyd Clarke.  The transformative properties of his music can take you from a stressed state and cover you with warmth.  I describe his music as a pleasurable panacea.  Stream this New Age Spotlight and let his music add some tranquility to your day.

New Age:
From Dallas, Texas:  Augment your aura with the soothing, soul quenching music of Matt Lorenz.  The magical melodies take you on a tranquil retreat, a sonic sunbeam on a peaceful afternoon.  Stream this New Age Spotlight and escape into a few tracks from the release Solstice. 

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.

INSTRUMENTAL

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.

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.


CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL

Christian/Gospel:
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. 

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

Easy Listening:
From London, England:  Mike Haywood takes you back to the good ol’ days.  The days of Sinatra, of Nat King Cole, of days when crooners had a warmth and welcoming timbre to their lyrics that made you feel as if they were singing just to you.  Stream this Easy Listening Spotlight and warm up to three tracks from the release All of Me.

Easy Listening:
From Dallas, Texas:  Norma Valles will surround you with serenity.  Her smooth, welcoming voice is a pleasant panacea.  Stream this Easy Listening Spotlight and enjoy the jazzy, snazzy, and sometimes sassy stories told by the warm and wonderful Norma Valles.

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.

WORLD

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. 


CHILDRENS

Childrens:
From Toronto, Canada:  SongCast offers all kids of music, including indie music for the kids!  Funtime Friendz With Missy Sue will have the kids dancing and singing along to the happy and fun renditions of classic children’s favorites.  Stream the Children’s Spotlight and your kids will thank you!!!

Childrens:
From England:  Spotlight also features Children’s Music!  Music Makers are an English music  machine, making fun music for preschool children around the world!  Stream this Children’s Spotlight and sing along to a few favorites from their release baby Jam 1!

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!

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