The songwriter and producer of rap and hip-hop music known as Brinxx has released his latest official single, “Everywhere I Go.” It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Gold Standard Music Group record label. Gritty, real, and overflowing with clever lines and rhymes, “Everywhere I Go” introduces Brinxx as one of the most intriguing rappers of the year so far.
San Antonio, Texas’s Brinxx cites as main artistic influences Tupac Shakur, Jay Z, Nas, 50 Cent, Scarface, the Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Outkast, and Bun B. With an emphasis on bass-built beats and razor-sharp urban poetry, “Everywhere I Go” by Brinxx has a little something for everybody.
Asked to describe the overall theme of “Everywhere I Go,” Brinxx writes, “This particular project is my single. It’s just a summarization basically of some things I witnessed and have experienced.”
Brinxx credits his mother and her sisters for inspiring him to make original tracks.
“It was hearing the songs my mother and aunts played around the house as a kid that got me interested in being an artist,” he writes. “Actually, I wanted to be a singer, but I couldn’t sing.”
Gold Standard describes Brinxx as a veteran musician with some rough times under his belt.
“Jerrieon Mcknight,” they write, “professionally known as Brinxx, originally came out under the name Jaye Cartel with the group BFAM & COA. He caught a few drug charges in 2009 and got sentenced eight years in 2010 from which he was paroled twice and did three stints altogether.”
“Everywhere I Go” by Brinxx on the Gold Standard Music Group label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rap and hip-hop music fans.
The indie rock crew known as PM People have released their latest official EP album, “Yrc.” It contains seven original PM People tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 mins. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Raw, mellow, soulful, unrestrained, and bringing the original indie sound with utterly rare authenticity, “Yrc” introduces PM People as the most intriguing indie rock crew in recent memory.
The Pacific NW’s PM People — often stylized (pm people) — cite as main artistic influences John Cooper Clark, At the Gates, Guided by Voices, Sun Kil Moon, Dire Straits, Pop Smoke, Kodak Black, and “probably Velvet Underground above all.” With an emphasis on highly stylized songwriting and a no-frills purity in production, “Yrc” by PM People will scratch that Robert Pollard itch in a way indie fans have needed for some time.
PM People are Isaiah Warren, Gage Lovett, and Jeremy Parker. Asked to describe the overall theme of “Yrc,” Warren writes:
“Life will never be easy, but it can be managed. Not only that, it’s even possible to set your own terms.”
Lead vocalist Warren has described himself as “a fanboy, every show, every time, 1 EP every 2 years,” which time he decries as “slacking.” Nevertheless, during that time he lived and played with legends from such groups as Everclear, Wehrmacht, Hitting Birth, MDC, the Joneses, the Lemonheads, Morrissey, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., and yet more. When COVID shut everyone indoors, he called someone with whom he had a true sonic connection, Gage Lovett.
“It’s not how good you are at something, it’s how comfortable you are with it. I feel comfortable with Gage and he’s the missing link in how these songs need to be expressed. That might seem like a pretentious notion, but I really do feel strongly about these songs. I sing, play guitar, bass, keyboards, and percussion, and he sings and plays guitar. Our friend by providential circumstance, Jeremy, plays the mean drums.”
Ultimately, though, Warren points to the art.
“That’s all really a footnote,” he writes on behalf of PM People. “A song is a song. These should speak for themselves.”
“Yrc” by PM People on the is available from over 500 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, indie-rock fans.
Folk and country singer-songwriter Lynne Ferguson has released her latest single, “Why Don’t You Do Right” featuring George Naha, Aretha & Wilson Pickett, and Jay Anderson (Zappa, Bowie, Carmen McRae). The track is a shadowy, country-tinged cover of the 1938 blues standard paired with a ’73 Paul Simon cover, “American Tune.” It comes from her upcoming 20th album release, a retrospective album showcasing recordings from the last 30 years.
Like the rest of Ferguson’s contemporary material, these have been proudly published independent of the corporate music industry on the Zombie Pile record label. Soulful, elegantly performed and impeccably produced, “Why Don’t You Do Right” and “American Tune” represent the latest evidence that Lynne Ferguson has more than enough sonorous spirit to go around.
Lynne Ferguson of Suquamish, WA, cites as main artistic influences Ella Fitzgerald, Tracy Nelson, and Mavis Staples. As has been said of her 2019 album, “Lo Siento Mi Vida,” Ferguson’s style is likely to appeal to fans of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Billy Jo Spears, and the classic Americana sound. Rebraiding the 1938 classic’s mournful bars into a dark and sultry western dirge, “Why Don’t You Do Right” by Lynne Ferguson has more character than a Charles Dickens persona.
Asked to describe the overall theme of “Why Don’t You Do Right,” Lynne Ferguson writes, “We support our free non-profit Native Horsemanship Youth Program with music, and I’ve been fortunate to work with some of my favorite artists.”
Zombie Pile describes Lynne Ferguson as a bona-fide veteran of folk and country-western music who has been writing and performing music for decades. She has recorded with Mark O’Connor, Jerry Douglas, Eddie Bayers, and many more. Her career found strong, early support in the form of avid Lynne Ferguson advocate and blues legend, Taj Mahal, with whom she toured as his opening act..
“Why Don’t You Do Right” by Lynne Ferguson on the Zombie Pile label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, americana music fans.
The songwriter and producer of modern classical piano music known as David R. Villegas has released his latest official EP, “The Grand Bargain.” On it are four new David Villegas tracks for a length circa 20 minutes, making for a roundly satisfying new chapter in his growing repertoire. Like other recent drops from Villegas, “Grand Bargain” has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Varied, optimistic, and colorfully kaleidoscopic in texture and tone, “The Grand Bargain” is the latest reason for fans of piano music to sit up and take notice of this indie pianist from the East Coast.
Warrenton, Virginia’s David R. Villegas cites as main artistic influences Jean-Michel Blais, Debussy, Ravel, Hans Zimmer, and “of course Yanni.” Engaging listeners from the start with rippling arpeggios and intriguing chord progressions, “The Grand Bargain” by David R. Villegas brings melodic hooks to classical songwriting in a way fans of all music can appreciate.
Asked to describe the overall theme of “The Grand Bargain,” David R. Villegas writes, “The Grand Bargain is about life tradeoffs, the opportunity costs we encounter when choosing the road less travelled by, and ‘Mi Historia’ is a new piece inspired by the story of my ancestral family.”
This latest EP, “Grand Bargain,” comes on the heels of his “Out of Nowhere” EP debut, which landed on digital shelves only last February. A pilot by trade, Villegas considers piano composition more than a simple hobby.
“Been writing for a lot of years and have built a catalogue of compositions I’m slowly recording and releasing,” Villegas says. “Music is my therapy, and my passion is sitting down at the piano and composing. My day job is in aviation, but my flow is in the 88 keys.”
“The Grand Bargain” by David R. Villegas is available from over 500 quality digital-music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, modern classical piano music fans.
Veteran independent rocker Magnus Lindbloom has surprised fans with his latest official EP album, “Crazy Good Lookin’.” It contains three original Magnus Lindbloom tracks for an approximate total listening time of 15 mins. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on Bandcamp and other sites (links provided below). High-octane, expertly performed, and boasting a top-shelf production value, “Crazy Good Lookin’” is the best evidence yet that Magnus Lindbloom is one of Europe’s premier purveyors of modern rock and roll.
Stockholm’s Magnus Lindbloom has cited as main artistic influences Rival Sons, Simon & Garfunkel, Wolfmother, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Adam Rogers. With an emphasis on professional musicianship and deep grooves, “Crazy Good Lookin’” by Magnus Lindbloom has a little something for every fan.
Asked to describe his start in music, Magnus Lindbloom writes, “I grew up in a family of music lovers. My father played the piano and I started to play the guitar at a young age. Soon I was playing many different instruments: saxophone, drums, bass and piano. Music is in my blood.”
Lindbloom is joined on “Crazy Good Lookin’” by Mats Levén and Göran Edman (vocals), Morgan Ågren (drums), Jonathan Olsson (bass), Andrej Nikolaev and Mattias Rodrick (strings), and Susanne Ekman (flute).
Magnus Lindbloom’s current official bio says of him that he “paints a canvas with sounds and tells stories about life” and describes his songs as “genuine and unique, handcrafted music extracted from real life with no safety nets or ready-made templates.”
“Open your heart and soul and let Lindbloom’s music speak to you,” says Lindbloom’s official website. “Lindbloom has been critically acclaimed for his musical vocabulary and has played with numerous respected bands and artists. This is the 3rd release and includes world-class rock and jazzfusion musicians and members of the the Royal Swedish Opera.”
“Crazy Good Lookin’” by Magnus Lindbloom is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rock-music fans.
Australian singer-songwriter Paula Punch made fans happy in March with the first single, “Full Moon Rising,” from her upcoming album. The track rose to No.4 on the AMRAP Metro and Aus Country Radio charts and shows no sign of slowing. Early May now looks like a new reason for excitement with two even newer singles, “We Fall Apart” and “Tender Moment.” These tracks and more from Paula Punch have been published on the Punch Park Records indie label and recorded at Electric Avenue Studios for that unmistakably Punch sound.
Paula Punch has cited as chief influences for these tracks Joni Mitchell, the Pretenders, Willy Nelson, KD Lang, and Linda Ronstandt.
Asked to comment on the themes of her new track, Punch Park writes:
“A story about the pain and joy of being a mother, and a woman. Sometimes life gets in the way of your own dreams, and when you are a mother raising children almost single-handedly as your husband is at work night and day, you can forget who you really are.”
Paula Punch is described by her label representative as writing music which “reflect the stories of her life, tinged with hope, yearning, and themes of finding one’s empowerment and narratives about our precious natural world.”
Paula Punch is joined on “We Fall Apart” and “Tender Moment” by her band, Robin Gist on guitar (Girl Overboard), Marko Simec on keys and accordion (Waiting for Guinness, Soul Movers, the Rivers, Rufino and the Coconuts), Mike Rix on bass (Jason Walker), Reuben Alexander on drums and percussion (Liz Martin Band, William Crichton). She is joined live by guitarist Paul Berton and bass player Andy Newman.
Paula Punch began writing original lines in “school productions, choirs and university bands,” making her creativity a lifelong pursuit.
“I always wrote poetry and always sang and played guitar,” Punch says, “but it was only when I had my two boys that I started writing songs.”
Punch’s current official bio reads:
Singer-Songwriter Paula Punch has been consistently playing live in Sydney with her band “The Fireflys” at the “Django at Camelot” usually creating a local showcase for singer-songwriters called “The Punch Sessions” where special guests have included Abi Tucker, Tania Bowra, Glenn Bidmead, Dan Mullins, Lisa Schouw, and Tania Sparke. Last year she also opened for Russell Morris, Karise Eden and Renee Geyer at Camelot Lounge to appreciative audiences.
In 2018 she toured California with New Zealand born Nashville artist Jackie Bristow and her past show supports including Ed Kuepper, The Gadflys and Neil Murray.
Paula released her first album of original music, “Don’t Look Down” in 2018 recorded with Robin Gist in his living room studio, and two of these songs were placed in top 5 for the ASA competition, in the indie rock category, and 2 of her songs from the new Album have been shortlisted in the top 30 of this competiton awaiting final results to be announced in March 21.
Her first EP “Lost Horizon Sessions” which was recorded solo with acoustic guitar and mixed by ‘Groove’ Myers about ten years previously, was released in 2019.
There is a theme of heartache tinged with hope in her music, with an increasing element of rising empowerment. Her upcoming album “Song to the Trees” will be her first studio album, recorded at Electric Avenue Studios by Philip Punch, Robin Gist and Jem Hoppe-Smith, and with her fabulous band.
Paula’s upcoming album is planned for launch in 2021 and will be released on digital platforms, CD, and vinyl, all available via her official website (link provided below).
“We Fall Apart” and “Tender Moment” by Paula Punch on the Punch Park label are available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, alt-country music fans.
The songwriter and producer of rap and hip hop known as D.Weezy has released his latest official single, “Grown & Sexy.” It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the MBK Entertainment record label. Stylish, smooth, and bringing a clever lyric flair, “Grown & Sexy” introduces D.Weezy as one of the most intriguing rappers of the year so far.
Pennsylvania’s D.Weezy cites as main artistic influences only the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. With an emphasis on booming bass lines, catchy hooks and more lines and rhymes than you can take in all at once, “Grown & Sexy” by D.Weezy has a little something for every fan of the modern underground.
Asked to describe the overall theme of “Grown & Sexy,” D.Weezy writes simply that it’s a song about “Great vibes.”
“Grown & Sexy” by D.Weezy on the MBK Entertainment label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rap and hip hop music fans.
The producer of rap, hip-hop and modern funk music known as Stone Ramsey has released his latest official compilation album, “International Blunt Funk 2.” It contains 21 original Bay Area hip-hop tracks for about an hour’s worth of listening. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Ramsey Media Group record label. Clever, heavy-hitting, thumping with bass and centered on the Calif. Bay Area underground scene, “International Blunt Funk 2” brings all the boom bap you could want in 2021.
Featured names on “Intl. Blunt Funk 2” include Big Vedo, Keak Da Sneak, Agerman, Shady Nate, Bruce Banna, Lil Rue, Mazerati Ric, Lorenzo Lamar, DB Tha General, Meezy, Dolla, Payro, T-Baby Jaylee, IAMSU, Aria, Minister King X, Willie Henn, Clyde Carson, Jacka, Saleem, Snubbz, Mike Ringo, Mortuary Luciano, Lil Bug, Hoods of America, Mistah Fab, Brody Loc, Con B, and Young Gully.
Stone Ramsey himself cites as main artistic influences only Jay Z and Too Short. With an emphasis on showcasing the local sound and exploring new avenues for 21st-century hip hop, “International Blunt Funk 2” has a little something for everybody.
Asked to describe the overall theme of “International Blunt Funk 2,” Stone Ramsey calls it, “Feel-good cannabis music inspired by the Bay Area’s Mobb infused with hip-hop, R&B, funk and soul music.”
Sean “Stone” Ramsey of Ramsey Media Group has been an active part of the music industry since 1997. Ramsey is the CEO of Ramsey Music Group and founder of All Bay News Magazine. He is often referred to as the California Bay Area’s hip-hop and and cannabis mogul. Ramsey has worked with artists such as 3X Krazy, Luniz, Keak Da Sneak, Clyde Carson, Shady Nate and DB Tha General.
“International Blunt Funk 2” from the Ramsey Media Group label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rap and hip-hop music fans.
The songwriter and producer of rap music known as J.Dobbs has released his latest official album, “Ambiguous Kryptos.” It contains 15 original J.Dobbs tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 mins. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Stack Money Entertainment record label. Varied, textured, and filled with creatively parsed lines and rhymes fans have come to expect, “Ambiguous Kryptos” shows J.Dobbs to have as much punch in 2021 as he did in 2019.
The American South’s J.Dobbs cites as main artistic influences Master P, Eightball & MJG, UGK, Triple Six, and Jeezy. His “Ambiguous Kryptos” represents the third prominent drop from Dobbs since 2019’s “N Tha Cut Trapper” and the most recent since his release of “Steppin on Toes.” J.Dobbs described that record as “Southern, different, hood, trap music” at the time.
The present release of “Ambiguous Kryptos” takes still another different tack for J.Dobbs, who calls it “Southern rap classic mixed with a new wave of sounds. Those before me influenced my soul for music.”
That soul has been inclined toward creating original tracks since youth. Dobbs has released an official album annually for three consecutive years.
“Ever since I knew what music was,” J.Dobbs writes, “I knew music was for me.”
In years past, Dobbs has brought an autobiographical narrative to his music, something that has not changed for “Ambiguous Kryptos.”
“I’m rapping what I have learned and experienced,” Dobbs has said. “Bringing the south with me with every word. Lovin’ life, not caring what the haters have to say.”
J.Dobbs is also a DIY indie artist in the truest sense of the term.
“Don’t owe no man for nothing on this album,” Dobbs said in 2020. “This is J.Dobbs new sound wave. One love.”
“Ambiguous Kryptos” by J.Dobbs on the Stack Money Ent. label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rap and hip-hop fans.
The Sheffield based teen’s short but ambient track was clearly inspired by indie-teen influences such as the Last Shadow Puppets, and it helps to highlight Rafaricho’s maturation as a singer/songwriter.
“Poison” strongly channels the acoustic teen angst we all remember creating ourselves, and the harmonic vocals assist the track in standing out from the typical music usually created by young male artists.
The young musician’s willingness to experiment with unique styles and genres (especially in his early music) is proving to be an advantage whilst emerging through the indie music scene.