Seasons in the Abyss by Sam Westphalen

I don’t know who this guy is, pretty sure he’s Australian and he sometimes identifies himself as Sambo Ray Jr., which was a nickname a friend gave him in high school. He’s a pretty phenomenal guitar percussionist player. I usually say “listen to the music, don’t watch the video”, but in this case, you really […]

Home by Marc Broussard

Marc has been putting out music independently since 2002. He’s a rather talented guy and the son of famous guitarist Ted Broussard, whom was a member of ‘The Boogie Kings.’ Marc’s style of music has been classified and Bayou Soul and once you get a listen to this guys voice, its clear as to why […]

Requiem by M. Ward

“Requiem” starts off with Ward and his guitar for the first minute before the drums and bass kick in. It’s another builder, as the music grows in intensity as the song progresses. There’s also a cool little guitar solo with plenty of distortion towards the end of the short track. Short and sweet is always […]

If I was King by Andy Allo

Andy Allo is very talented young woman; she acts, sings and writes her own music. To be honest, she hasn’t been on the music scene for very long, but she has been able to learn from one of the best artist to ever distribute music to the masses (Prince). Her first album (UnFresh) was an […]

To Go Home by M. Ward

M. Ward is an old soul. The singer/songwriter based in Portland (real name Matt, but goes by M), played in a band called Rodriguez for six years before embarking on a solo career. He’s now seven albums in, released between 2001-12. He’s also the “Him” part of She & Him, who is comprised of Ward […]

Q.U.E.E.N (ft. Erykah Badu) by Janelle Monae

Janelle has been in the music scene since 2005. She was featured on a few songs by OutKast on their “Idlewild” CD. OutKast member BigBoi liked her so much that he told P.Diddy about her, and then Diddy went on to check her out and wound up signing her to his label. Monae has put […]

Doin’ It Right by Daft Punk

The Parisian duo known as Daft Punk actually first formed back in 1992. The “robots” are DJs Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. With the release of only three single, the duo started a bidding war in 1996, eventually signing with Virgin. They released their debut album “Homework” the following year. The DJs’ sound was […]

& It Was U by How to Dress Well

All I can say is that guy is seriously impressive. His name is Tom Krell and he was born in Chicago. Currently he is receiving his PHD in philosophy in Germany. Back in 2009 he started putting out free EPs online to get his music heard. In 2010 he released his first album, entitled ‘Love […]

Purple Yellow Red and Blue by Portugal. The Man

Purple Yellow Red and Blue starts off with a simple mechanical beat and synth line, before the distorted vocals kick in, followed by some dominant percussion coming into the mix. This song is very catchy, probably one of the most straightforward songs on the album. Gourley nails his lyrics once again, especially in the first […]

Get Free by DJ Diplo’s Project Major Lazer

Major Lazer isn’t actually a group or an artist, it’s actually a musical project by the DJ Diplo. You might not be aware, but Diplo has produced a lot of songs for number one artists, including M.I.A, Beyonce, Usher, and No Doubt. He first started the project back in 2009 with another DJ named Switch. […]